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New TGCS Executive Board
Following the elections in 2010, a new Executive Board has taken up duties for the ISB Technical Group Computer Simulation in late 2010. The new board comprises the following members: Mark King (chair), Tom Franz (secretary general), Benjamin J. Fregly, Serge van Sint Jan, Ilse Jonkers, John Rasmussen, Jeff Reinbolt (all regular members) and Jessica Allen (student member).
The new board would like to express thanks to those board members who stepped down, i.e. Knoek van Soest (chair), Rick Neptune (secretary general), Scott Delp, Frans van der Helm and Frank Anderson for their contribution to TGCS over the years.
The symposium was preceded by an OpenSim workshop attracting 56 participants. OpenSim is an open source software system for biomechanical modeling, simulation and analysis (simtk.org).
The symposium itself attracted 101 delegates from 17 countries (Australia: 1, Austria: 2, Belgium: 18, Canada: 3, Denmark: 9, France: 2, Germany: 3, Italy: 5, Japan: 4, Poland: 2, South Africa: 1, Sweden: 2, Switzerland: 1, Taiwan: 2, the Netherlands: 16, United Kingdom: 11 and United States: 19). The program featured 35 oral and 7 poster presentations; ranging from methodological developments to a wide variety of applications of musculoskeletal modeling, multi-body simulation and finite element analysis.
John Hutchinson from the University of London and Lena Ting from Georgia Tech and Emory University delivered two exciting and very well received keynote lectures on “The evolutionary biomechanics of large land animals and the challenges of modelling extinct organisms” as well as “Neuromechanical modeling for understanding neural function in balance control”.
Participants received a program book upon registration which is also available online here.
2011 marked both the 20th anniversary and the last year of the Doctor Andrzej Komor New Investigator Award. To mark this special edition of the award, Janusz Morawski, seminal Polish researcher in sports biomechanics and the former thesis advisor of Andrzej Komor, attended the symposium. At the ceremony he presented the award for the best paper by a new investigator to Bahar Sharafi from the University of Virginia for her presentation “A finite element micromechanical model to explore the mechanics of the myotendinous junction”. A tie for second new investigator award went to Hon Fai Choi (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) and Niccolo Fiorentino (University of Virginia).
ISB TGCS Doctor Andrzej Komor New Investigator Award Ceremony in Leuven 2011 [from right to left]: Mont Hubbard, Bahar Sharafi (1st place), Janusz Morawski, and runners-up Hon Fai Choi and Niccolo Fiorentino.
A special recognition for an outstanding lifetime contribution to the ISB Technical Group Computer Simulation and computational biomechanics in general was bestowed on Mont Hubbard who, together with Andrzej Komor, founded TGCS.
The symposium also hosted Annual General Meeting of the ISB TGCS as well as the meeting of TGCS Executive Board.
Thank you to the symposium organisers, the local organising committee and sponsors Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Research Foundation Flanders, AnyBody Technology A/S, CNC-Consult & Automation BV, Materialise and Vicon.
14th International Symposium on Computer Simulation in Biomechanics, Brazil, 2013
TGCS will hold its upcomming symposium in Brazil next year in conjunction with the ISB Congress. Tentative dates for the TGCS symposium are 1-3 August 2013. The organisation is in progress with finalisation of dates and venue expected in due course. Further details and a first call for abstract will be circulated and placed on the TGCS web page. Stay tuned and expect another stimulating meeting on computational modelling in biomechanics. We look forward to your contribution and to hosting you in Brazil next year.
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Prior to 2011, a news group (TGCS-L@nic.surfnet.nl) was established to help foster interaction among those individuals and laboratories who are involved in computer simulation. To read archives of TGCS-L, click here.