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  • Symposium on Computer Simulation in Biomechanics

    June 28-30, 1995
    Jyväskylä, Finland

    The Vth International Symposium on Computer Simulation in Biomechanics
    will be held at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland from June 28 to
    30, 1995. This Symposium, organized by the ISB Technical Group on
    Computer Simulation, is a satellite event to the XVth Congress of the
    International Society of Biomechanics which takes place at the
    University of Jyväskylä, July 2-6, 1995.


    The University of Jyväskylä is located in the capital of the Province
    of Central Finland, 270 kilometers north from Helsinki. As an inland
    town in the heart of the Finnish lake district, Jyväskylä offers
    pleasant surroundings for the symposium.


    This Symposium will be a scientific and technical meeting for
    investigators of computer simulation in the various fields of
    biomechanics. The different forms of presentations such as workshops
    and round table discussions enable the participants to see and discuss
    specific details of various programs and techniques, as well as share
    latest information relating to methodology.


    Numerical Methods
    Human Movement and Sport
    Control Systems

    Symposium Format

    Oral Sessions
    Software and Hardware Presentations
    Round Tables

    Official Language

    The official language of the Symposium is English. No translation will
    be provided.

    Scientific Committee

    Prof. Pekka Neittaanmäki, Chairman
    University of Jyväskylä, Laboratory of Scientific
    Computing, Finland
    Prof. Mont Hubbard, University of California, Sports Biomechanics
    Laboratory, USA
    Prof. Paavo V. Komi, University of Jyväskylä,
    Department of Biology of Physical Activity, Finland
    Dr. Erkki Laitinen, University of Jyväskylä,
    Laboratory of Scientific Computing, Finland
    Dr. Bob Marshall, University of Auckland, Sports Science, New Zealand
    Dr. Fred Yeadon, Loughborough University, Sports Science, United Kingdom

    Local Organizing Committee

    Dr. Erkki Laitinen, Chairman, Laboratory of Scientific Computing
    Ms Sinikka Hänninen, Faculty of Sports and Health Sciences
    Ms Tiina Multasuo, Jyväskylä Congresses
    Ms Satu Saarenpää, Laboratory of Scientific Computing
    Mr Tapani Tarvainen, Laboratory of Scientific Computing


    January 15, 1995
    Deadline for Abstract Submission

    March 15, 1995
    Notification to Authors

    April 15, 1995
    Deadline for Early Registration

    June 1, 1995
    Deadline for Registration

    Registration Fee

    The registration fee is FIM 1300 before April 15, 1995 and thereafter
    FIM 1600. The fee includes a symposium kit, Book of Abstracts, coffee
    and refreshments during the breaks, lunches, Get-together Party,
    Buffet Reception and Symposium Dinner. Please note that due to the low
    participation fee there will be no reductions for students. The
    registration must be made with the enclosed registration form by June
    1, 1995.

    Social Program

    Get-together Party, Wednesday, June 28
    An informal Get-together Party will be held at the University
    facilities on the first evening. All participants are welcome.

    City Reception, Thursday, June 29
    All participants are cordially invited to the buffet reception hosted
    by the City of Jyväskylä.

    Symposium Dinner, Friday, June 30
    Dinner with traditional Finnish cuisine and
    entertainment throughout the evening and night.

    Post-symposium Tours
    Details of post-symposium tours (eg. Central Finland, Lapland,
    St.Petersburg) will be sent to those who have shown interest in such
    tours on the registration form. Please tick the appropriate box on the
    registration form.


    Special rates have been negotiated for participants to stay at the
    Hotel Alba on the lakeside, next to the Symposium site. The room rates
    mentioned in the registration form are valid for reservations made
    through the Symposium Secretariat. The room rates include a buffet
    breakfast. Please note that the organizers cannot guarantee
    accommodation after June 1, 1995.


    Confirmation of registration and accommodation as well as a detailed
    program will be mailed to the participants by the Symposium
    Secretariat in advance. Cancellation

    For cancellations received before June 1, the registration fee minus
    FIM 400 will be refunded after the Symposium. Refunds cannot be made
    for cancellations after this date.

    Transportation and Travel Connections

    The daily connections to Jyväskylä are good by air, rail and road both
    from Helsinki and other destinations. The flight from Jyväskylä to
    Helsinki takes about 35 minutes. By train or bus, the journey from
    Helsinki to Jyväskylä takes approximately 4 hours.


    Participants are invited to submit an abstract with or without soft or
    hardware presentations with the enclosed Abstract Submission Form. The
    deadline for abstract submission is January 15, 1995. Abstracts should
    be written in English within the scope of the Symposium topics. Each
    two-page abstract must be an original work that has not been published
    previously. The abstract may report results from pilot studies which
    may be leading to journal publication. Preference will be given to
    authors willing to demonstrate their soft or hardware at the

    Size and Text Type

    Abstracts must be A4 (size 210 mm x 297 mm) pages printed on white
    bond paper within a 250 mm high and 150 mm wide rectangle. If
    possible, the text should be printed with 12-point Times font. Please
    do not hyphenate words at the end of lines.


    The headings must include the title in capital letters, the author(s)
    and affiliation(s) including city and country. The heading is to be
    included within the above mentioned rectangle and centered. Please
    omit degrees, titles, street addresses and zip codes.

    Paragraphs and Headings

    Please do not leave blank lines between paragraphs. The first line of
    each new paragraph must be indented. Only SI units are to be
    employed. Figures must remain inside of the text region and they
    should be attached with tape, not glued. Each figure must have a
    number with a short caption beneath. Authors are advised not to refer
    to limited circulation documents such as graduate theses.


    Abstracts may be submitted in the following format:

    - a file on a 3.5" (1.44MB) DOS-formatted floppy disk. WordPerfect,
    Word for Windows and TeX text processing systems are preferred
    - a good quality printed paper in the format outlined above

    Available hardware

    The following computers and operating systems will be available for

    - IBM PC compatibles (386/486 with math coprocessors) with DOS and
    Windows 3.1.
    - Macintosh II -series machines
    - HP 9000/700 -series workstations with HP-UX unix
    - Sun 690 MP unix mainframe and Sun IPC workstations
    - VAX/VMS mainframe
    - DEC ALPHA VMS-workstation
    - Silicon Graphics 4D/310GTX workstation

    Please provide as much information as possible about your computing
    requirements on the Abstract Submission Form.

    New Investigator Award

    A new investigator award of US$ 250 will be presented for the third
    time at this series of the symposia. Qualification requirements for
    this award are as follows: the new investigator candidates must
    present a work from their Master or Doctor Thesis Research and they
    must be the first author of a maximum of three authors on the
    paper. In addition, good oral and computer presentations will be
    appreciated. Contact Information for the Scientific Program

    Vth International Symposium on Computer Simulation in Biomechanics
    Dr. Erkki Laitinen
    University of Jyväskylä
    Department of Mathematics
    P.O. Box 35, 40351 Jyväskylä, Finland

    Fax +358 41 602 731
    Tel. +358 41 602 745

    Symposium Secretariat

    Vth International Symposium on Computer Simulation in Biomechanics
    Ms Tiina Multasuo
    Jyväskylä Congresses
    P.O. Box 35, 40351 Jyväskylä, Finland

    Fax +358 41 603 621
    Tel. +358 41 603 664