The Technical Group on Computer Simulation
a Technical Group of the ISB
Constitution and Codes



  1. May 27, 2008.
  2. June 19, 2008.
  3. July 7, 2008.

Name (top)

The Technical Group on Computer Simulation is a group of ISB (International Society of Biomechanics) members who share a common interest in computer simulation in biomechanics.


Purpose (top)

  1. The general purpose of the ISB Technical Group on Computer Simulation is to provide a forum for those interested in computer simulation in biomechanics.
  2. The group shall encourage international collaborations among scientists in the area of computer simulation, promote knowledge in this area on an international level, and cooperate with related organizations.
  3. Specific Aims and Objectives
    • To provide a forum for extensive exchange of ideas and information among members of the Technical Group related to new computer simulation approaches in biomechanics (methods, software, hardware and applications) and to promote discussion of scientific and professional issues of interest to members.
    • To formulate standardized terminology for computer simulation in biomechanics.
    • To encourage high quality research in computer simulation.
    • To promote the exchange of ideas and information between biomechanists and those from other fields of study with interests in computer simulation.
    • To provide opportunities for the presentation and discussion of original research in a forum of peers with similar research interests.
    • To encourage the exchange of information on test methods and simulation procedures and, where appropriate, to encourage agreement on the use of common methods and procedures.
  4. Main Forms of Activity
    • TGCS-L News Group - The purpose of this news group is to encourage communication information exchange by use of electronic mail between those involved in computer simulation in biomechanics. Only current TGCS members are enlisted.
    • Symposia - Periodic satellite symposia with the ISB Congress meetings on computer simulation in biomechanics. The symposium is open to both TGCS members and nonmembers.

Membership (top)

  1. All members of the Technical Group must be ISB members in good standing.
  2. Members shall be individuals with a professional and scientific interest in computer simulation. Membership in the group will be granted upon receipt of a completed application and confirmation of ISB membership.
  3. Student members shall be full time students in an academic program related to biomechanics.

Governing Boards (top)

The boards of the ISB Technical Group on Computer Simulation shall be:

  1. The Executive Board.
  2. The General Assembly of Members.

ExecutiveBoard (top)

  1. The activities of the Technical Group shall be administered by an Executive Board consisting of a Chairperson, a Secretary-General, five Members, and one Student Member. The Meeting Chair for the next Technical Group Symposium will serve as a non-voting ex officio member.
  2. The officers and members of the Executive Board may serve for a maximum of two consecutive terms, each of four years duration. The student member shall serve one two-year term.
  3. An election of officers and members of the Executive Board shall be conducted by email ballot of Group members every four years. Board members are encouraged to serve two terms and elections will be held for those terms expiring and for those members who do not wish to serve a second term. Elections for the Student Member position will occur every two years.
  4. The Executive Board shall appoint a Nominating Committee, chaired ex officio by the current Chairperson, to develop a list of candidates. At least two candidates shall be nominated for the Chairperson, Secretary-General, and Student Member positions.
  5. The results of each election shall be announced at a general meeting of the Technical Group held in conjunction with a biennial ISB Congress.
  6. The Board of each Technical Group shall meet at least once every two years at the biennial meeting.
  7. All Executive Board members are expected to attend the biennial meeting when possible.
  8. The Executive Board shall appoint all subcommittees as considered desirable.
  9. The Executive Board shall delegate to a local committee or other appropriate body the powers necessary to organize a satellite conference to the biennial ISB Congress.
  10. Decisions of the Board shall be made by simple majority of the board members present at the meeting, or if voting by mail or email, by simple majority of the respondents. A quorum shall consist of at least 3/4 of its members.

General Assembly (top)

  1. All members of the Technical Group may attend the Group General Assembly meeting held at the biennial Symposium.
  2. The meeting is presided over by the Chairperson of the Board, or in his absence, by the Chairperson-Elect, or the Secretary-General.
    • The General Assembly shall receive oral and/or written reports from the Chairperson and Symposium Chair, as well as any ad hoc from Board members.
    • The General Assembly shall transact any additional business that may arise.
    • Student and full members shall have one vote each.
    • For ordinary motions at meetings, except ones concerning constitutional amendments, a simple majority of eligible voters present shall rule.
    • Written motions to amend the Constitution shall be submitted to the Board and distributed by email ballot to all members for decision, which shall require a simple majority of all ballots returned to the Secretary-General. Notice of the results shall be given to all members, where upon the amendment will become effective.

Download (top)

A PDF version of the constitution is located here...