Computational Biomechanics for Medicine XIV
A MICCAI 2019 Workshop, Shenzhen, China, October 13 or 17, 2019
(affiliated with the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention MICCAI


Important dates:

  • Deadline for paper submission: June 15, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: July 30, 2019
  • Final version of papers submitted: August 26, 2019
  • Workshop: October 13 or October 17, 2019


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 Computational Biomechanics for Medicine workshops provide an opportunity for researchers to present and exchange ideas on applying their techniques to computer-integrated medicine, which includes MICCAI 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.

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 will call for papers in the following areas of application of computational biomechanics and continuum modelling:

  • Biomechanics for medical image analysis
  • Biomechanics software and user interfaces
  • Computational anatomy and physiology
  • Development and aging
  • Disease prognosis and diagnosis
  • Image-guided interventions, surgery and therapies
  • Implant and prostheses design
  • Injury mechanism analysis
  • Medical robotics and haptics
  • Modelling artificial organs
  • Relating medical imaging and biomechanics-related biomarkers
  • Surgical planning and simulation
  • Surgical skill and work flow analysis
  • Surgical technique development
  • Tissue engineering and biomechanics

Manuscript Submission:

Submissions should include CBM XIV in the subject line and the author's first name and family name in the filename. Papers should be emailed (in .pdf format) to Prof. Karol Miller: Full workshop papers will be carefully refereed. Participants will receive electronic versions of the papers on the day of the workshop. Paper proceedings will be published by Springer NY. The authors of the best papers presented at the Computational Biomechanics for Medicine XIV Workshop may be requested to submit an extended version of their papers to the special section of a premier biomedical engineering journal (the journal to be decided at a later date). Springer NY will also fund the 'Best Paper' prize.

For detailed information about the submission, review process and manuscript format requirements, see


Karol Miller, The University of Western Australia,

Adam Wittek, The University of Western Australia,

Grand Joldes, The University of Western Australia,

Martyn Nash, The University of Auckland,

Poul M.F. Nielsen, The University of Auckland,