The Third IASTED International Conference on BIOMECHANICS ~BioMech 2006~ (BioMech 2006)

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

Location: Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Event Date/Time: Aug 28, 2006 End Date/Time: Aug 30, 2005
Registration Date: Jun 15, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Apr 01, 2006
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The Third IASTED International Conference on
~ BioMech 2006 ~

August 28-30, 2006
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

# The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) Technical Committee on Biomechanics

Biomechanics encompasses a wide variety of subjects including motion analysis, orthopaedics, as well as the study of cardiovascular, respiratory, muscoskeletal, and other systems. The Third IASTED International Conference on BioMechanics (BioMech 2006) will provide the opportunity for researchers and specialists to connect with others within their area of study as well as with those in the larger field of biomechanics.

The IASTED International Conference on Biomechanics (BioMech 2006) will be an international forum for researchers and practitioners interested in the advances in biomechanics and its scientific, healthcare, and industrial applications. It will provide an opportunity to present and observe the latest research, results, and ideas in these areas and will also strengthen relationships between industry, research laboratories, and universities. All papers submitted to this conference will be peer evaluated by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.

BioMech 2006 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:

* Visualization, Imaging, and Image Processing (VIIP 2006)
* Communication Systems and Networks (CSN 2006)
* Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing (ASC 2006)

Palma de Mallorca, the capital city of Spain’s Balearic Islands, offers exquisite sunshine and astounding beaches. Tucked in on the beautiful bay of Bahia de Palma, this thriving town is a perfect mixture of the Balearic Islands long and unique history and exciting modern culture. Visitors can spend time hiking through the 10th Century Arab Baths, taking a tour of the Royal Palace or exploring la Seo - an awe-inspiring example of Gothic architecture dating back to the 13th century. Besides these historic monuments, art lovers will also be amazed by numerous local museums. From Pablo Picasso to Salvador Dali, the collections at the Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art and the Joan Miró Art Foundation display some of the most important works of modern Spanish art. If you want to get outside of the museums and enjoy the beautiful sunshine, Mallorca offers a number of exciting outdoor activities. Visitors can climb through the trails of the Serra de Taramuntana Mountains and enjoy the beautiful landscapes, tour the many local farms and olive groves, or just head out on their own to discover romantic fishing villages and hidden beaches. No matter how you decide to spend your days though, they will always end with the world famous Balearic nightlife! The streets of Palma come alive every night, filling the warm air with music and giving visitors plenty of chances to dance, experience first-rate singers, musicians, acrobats, and theatre companies.

BioMech 2006 will highlight the latest research and developments in the fields of biomechanics. The topics to be covered include but are not limited to:

Gait and Motion Analysis
General Motion Kinetics
Posture and Postural Control
Balance and Stability
Stairs and Inclines
Muscle Activity and Dynamics
Motor Development
Multi-body Dynamics

Ligaments and Tendons
The Spine
Lumber Functional Spine Units (FSU)
Hips & Femurs
Upper Extremities
Fracture Fixation
Joint Replacement
Prosthetics and Orthotics
Mechanics of Implants

Sports and Performance
Sport Performance
Sport Equipment
Sport Injury Prevention
Methodology and Instrumentation for Sport Simulation
Biomechanical Simulators
Design and Testing of Footwear

Injury and Rehabilitation
Impact Biomechanics
Man-Machine Interaction
Labour Protection
Spine Efforts
Ergonomics Systems
Clinical Rehabilitation Technology

The Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
Cardiac Mechanics
Respiratory Mechanics
Artery Mechanics
The Heart
Cardiovascular Implants and Devices

The Musculoskeletal System
Musculoskeletal System Dynamics
Structure and Functional Properties of Bone Tissue
Bone Modelling
Muscle Coordination

Neuromuscular Control
Postural Sway and Joint Stiffness
Motor Programs

Experiments and Modelling
Foot Pressure Measurement
Electromyography (EMG)
Kinematics Analysis
Motion Capture
Motion Analysis
Motion Synthesis and Animation
Finite Element Methods
Computational Biomechanics

Other Topics
Dental Biomechanics
Clinical Biomechanics
Forensic Biomechanics
Pediatric Biomechanics
Geriatric Biomechanics
Cellular Biomechanics
Biological Remodelling Processes
Growth Biomechanics
Drug Delivery

To view the International Program Committee click here.
Initial Papers
Submit your paper via our website at: All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Postscript (.ps), or MS Word (.doc) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by April 1, 2006. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by email.

Complete the online initial paper submission form designating an author who will attend the conference and providing four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. One of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope. Initial paper submissions should be approximately six pages. Formatting instructions are available at:

Authors are responsible for having their papers checked for style and grammar prior to submission to IASTED. Papers may be rejected if the language is not satisfactory.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by May 15, 2006. Final manuscripts are due by June 1, 2006. Registration and final payment are due by June 15, 2006. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.

Final Papers
Send your final manuscripts via email to: The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include your six-digit paper number. The formatting instructions can be found at: and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is six single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New Roman font. Only one paper of up to six pages is included in the regular registration fee. There will be an added charge for extra pages and additional papers.

Proposals for three-hour tutorials should be submitted online by April 1, 2006. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address: A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate the topic, background knowledge expected of the participants, objectives, time allocations for the major course topics, and the qualifications of the instructor(s).

Persons wishing to organize a special session should submit a proposal via email to: Proposals should include a session title, a list of the topics covered, and the qualifications and brief biography of the session organizer(s). Papers submitted to the special session must be received by April 1, 2006, unless otherwise stipulated by the Special Session Organizer. A minimum of five papers must be registered and fully paid in order for this session to be included in the conference program. More information on special sessions is available at: