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

E-mail: laitinen@jylk.jyu.fi
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

E-mail: multasuo@jyu.fi
Fax +358 41 603 621
Tel. +358 41 603 664