The 12th Biennial Computer Simulation Symposium will be held July 2-4 2009, the weekend leading up to ISB 2009, in Cape Town, South Africa.
TGCS Goals
  • Joining together ISB members particularly involved in computer simulation.
  • Providing a forum for extensive exchange of information related to new computer simulation approaches in biomechanics (methods, software, hardware and applications).
  • Formulating standardized terminology of computer simulation in biomechanics.

The symposium will be a scientific and technical meeting for investigators and students in all areas of computer simulation in biomechanics, especially human movement, motor control, and robotics related to biomechanics.

Program Committee:
Mark King, Loughborough University, UK (Chair)
Tom Franz, University of Cape Town, South Africa (Co-Chair)
Clay Anderson, Stanford University, USA
Scott Delp, Stanford University, USA
B.J. Fregly, University of Florida, USA
Rick Neptune, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Frans van der Helm, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Serge van Sint Jan, Universit Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Knoek van Soest, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherland
Keynote Speakers

Dr. Fred Yeadon
Loughborough University (Dr. Yeadon's Website)

Title: Applications of computer simulation in sport

Dr. Daya Reddy
Cape Town University (Dr. Reddy's Website)

Title: Mathematical modelling, scientific computation, and biomechanics

Important Dates
Abstract Submission:   Extended to March 16, 2009
Notice of Acceptance: April 1, 2009
Registration Due: May 1, 2009
Symposium Dates: July 2-4, 2009
Symposium Venue

The symposium will be held in the heart of Cape Town's V & A Waterfront at the Breakwater Lodge. Once a 19th Century prison, the hotel today provides comfortable and affordable accommodation in a spectacular setting that looks out over the harbour and up onto Table Mountain. The V & A Waterfront offers a multitude of celebrated eateries and entertainment centres, including The Two Oceans Aquarium and the Green Dolphin jazz restaurant, arts & crafts in the Red Shed and open-air shows at the Amphiteatre. The hotel is within easy reach of Cape Town's main beaches of Clifton, Camps Bay and Blouberg, mountain walks and city hotspots, museums and various sporting activities. Cultural attractions include museums, art galleries and township tours.

Website of the Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge

Contact Information
Dr. Mark A. King
School of Sport & Exercise Sciences
Loughborough University
Ashby Road
Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU
United Kingdom

Phone +44 (0)1509 226326
Fax +44 (0)1509 226301
M.A.King@lboro.ac.uk