The XIV International Symposium on Computer Simulation in Biomechanics will be held August 1-3 2013, the weekend leading up to ISB 2013, in Natal, Brazil.
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:
Marko Ackermann, Centro Universitário da FEI, Brazil (Chair)
Mark King, Loughborough University, UK (Co-Chair)
Tom Franz, University of Cape Town, South Africa
B. J. Fregly, University of Florida, USA
Serge van Sint Jan, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Ilse Jonkers, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
John Rasmussen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Jeff Reinbolt, University of Tennessee, USA
Luciano L. Menegaldo, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Keynote Speakers

Dr. Antonie (Ton) van den Bogert
Cleveland State University, USA

Title: Space-time methods for optimal control, design, and estimation in musculoskeletal systems

Dr. André Fabio Kohn
University of São Paulo, Brazil

Title: Modeling and simulation of spinal cord neuronal networks involved in muscle activation

Important Dates
Abstract Submission:   March 22, 2013
Notice of Acceptance: April 15, 2013
Registration Due: May 15, 2013
Symposium Dates: August 1-3, 2013
Symposium Venue

The symposium will be held at Praiamar Natal Hotel, located by the beautiful Ponta Negra, the most prestigious beach in Natal-RN. Ponta Negra is internationally famous for its warm water cove with the famous Morro do Careca (Bald Hill), a dune more than 120 feet high, one of the post cards of the city. In this lovely scenario, Praiamar Natal Hotel features an excellent infra-structure for tourism, for rest and leisure or for a business trip to the Sun City. The best bars and restaurants, shopping malls and many leisure options are just a few minutes or even steps away. Ponta Negra is considered the neighborhood with the best entertainment options for tourists, with craft fair, kiosks, many inns to suit all tastes and outgoing tours to different beaches, beautiful as the Pipa, for example.

Website of the Praiamar Natal Hotel

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

Dr. Marko Ackermann
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Centro Universitário da FEI
Av. Humberto de A. C Branco, 3972
São Bernardo do Campo - SP, 09850-901

Phone +55 (11) 4353 2900 (r. 2143)
Fax +55 (11) 4353 2910