Computational Biomechanics for Medicine XI ( will be held in Athens, Greece,
on 17 October 2016, in conjunction with MICCAI 2016 Conference (;

Computational Biomechanics for Medicine XI Workshop ( will be held in Athens, Greece, on 17 October 2016, in conjunction with MICCAI 2016 (
It will be 11th Computational Biomechanics for Medicine (CBM) Workshop. CBM Workshops began in Copenhagen in 2006, then went to Brisbane (2007), New York (2008), London (2009), Beijing (2010), Toronto (2011), Nice (2012), Nagoya (2013), MIT Boston (2014) and to Munich in 2015.

Deadline for paper submission:10 June 2016 (to Adam Wittek


Mathematical modelling and computer simulation have had a profound impact on science and proved tremendously successful in engineering. One of the greatest challenges for mechanists is to extend the success of computational mechanics beyond traditional engineering, in particular to medicine and biomedical sciences. The proposed workshop will provide an opportunity for computational biomechanics specialists to present and exchange opinions about the opportunities of applying their techniques to computer-integrated medicine, which includes MICCAI 2016 topics of Medical Image Computing, Computer-Aided Modeling and Evaluation of Surgical Procedures, and Imaging, Analysis Methods for Image Guided Therapies, Computational Physiology, and Medical Robotics. For example, continuum mechanics models provide a rational basis for analysing medical images by constraining the solution to biologically plausible motions and processes. Biomechanical modelling can also provide clinically important information about the physical status of the underlying biology, integrating information across molecular, tissue, organ, and organism scales.

The main goal of this workshop is to showcase the clinical and scientific utility of computational biomechanics in computer-integrated medicine.

Adam Wittek (Intelligent Systems for Medicine Laboratory, The University of Western Australia)
Karol Miller (Intelligent Systems for Medicine Laboratory, The University of Western Australia)
Grand Joldes (Intelligent Systems for Medicine Laboratory, The University of Western Australia)
Barry Doyle (Vascular Engineering Laboratory, The University of Western Australia)
Poul Nielsen (Faculty of Engineering, The University of Auckland and Auckland Bioengineering Institute)

Invited speakers:

Professor Dimitrios Fotiadis
Director, Unit of Medical Technology and Intelligent Information Systems, University of Ioannina, Greece

Professor Erkki Somersalo
Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Case Western Reserve University


The following computational mechanics disciplines will be included:
1. Computational solid mechanics
2. Computational multibody systems kinematics and dynamics
3. Computational fluid mechanics
4. Computational thermodynamics (e.g. heat transfer, radiation)
We solicit papers that use methods of computational biomechanics in the following application areas:
  • Medical image analysis
  • Image-guided surgery and image-guide therapies
  • Surgical simulation
  • Surgical intervention planning
  • Surgical technique development
  • Disease prognosis and diagnosis
  • Injury mechanism analysis
  • Surgical aid design
  • Artificial organs
  • Implant and prostheses design
  • Medical robotics
  • Tissue engineering
  • Understanding of embryonic development
  • Understanding of aging

Key dates:

· Deadline for paper submission: 10 June 2016 (to Adam Wittek
· Notification of acceptance: 18 July 2016
· Final version of papers submitted: 08 August 2016
· Workshop: 17 October 2016


Please follow the formatting guidelines available on the workshop website at The length of papers including figures and references should be between eight and twelve pages. Papers should be emailed (in .pdf format) to Adam Wittek ( by 10 June 2016. Full workshop papers will be carefully refereed. Participants will receive electronic versions of the papers on the day of the workshop.

The best accepted papers will be invited to publish the work as chapters in Springer’s Computational Biomechanics for Medicine book series. Springer will also fund the Best Paper Prize.

We look forward to seeing you in Athens in October.

Adam Wittek