About TGCS 2019

The 17th biennial symposium is 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.

Organized by the
Technical Group on
Computer Simulation
of the International Society of Biomechanics

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The symposium aims to address several goals including:


Joining together ISB members and others particularly involved in computer simulation.

Information Exchange

Providing a forum for extensive exchange of information related to new computer simulation approaches in biomechanics (methods, software, hardware and applications), including special demonstration sessions during the symposium.


Formulating standardized terminology of computer simulation in biomechanics.







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    Keynote Speakers

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      Wendy Murray

      Professor of Biomedical Engineering
      Northwestern University, USA

      Wendy Murray is a Full Professor at Northwestern University, directs the Applied Research in Musculoskeletal Simulation (ARMS) laboratory at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and is a Research Scientist at the Edward Hines VA Medical Center. The foundation for her work is the development of biomechanical models that accurately represent the mechanical actions of the upper extremity muscles. The models and anatomical databases she has shared have been cited hundreds of times. Her research program aims to better understand and help improve function of the disabled upper limb. Her work has relevance for motor control, control systems for exoskeletons and prosthetics, restoration of function following cervical spinal cord injury, rehabilitation following stroke, orthopaedic interventions for osteoarthritis, and prevention of injuries in baseball pitching. She is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, serves on the Executive Board of the US National Committee on Biomechanics, and is Past-President of the American Society of Biomechanics.

    • Ilse Jonkers

      Professor of Movement Sciences
      Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, BEL

      Ilse Jonkers is the head of the Human Movement Biomechanics Research Group at KU Leuven. She received her PhD in 2000 from KU Leuven. After postdoctoral stays at the University of Stanford and KU Leuven, she began her career as an independent researcher in 2009 with an appointment as an Assistant Professor at KU Leuven. The majority of her research activities rely on the use of 3D-motion analysis, personalized musculoskeletal modeling, and multi-body simulation. Using these methodologies, she wants to further the understanding of the neuromuscular constraints of gross motor function and relate gross motor function, joint and tissue loading to musculoskeletal adaptation. She hopes to provide fundamental insights to optimize rehabilitation strategies and surgical interventions. Her main expertise is in translating clinical questions into dedicated simulation and modeling approaches and the translation of their results back towards clinical treatment plans.

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    Organizing Committee

    Executive Board members Allison Kinney, B.J. Fregly, Dario Cazzola, Michael Skipper Anderson, Pavlos Silvestros, and Jeff Reinbolt begin organizing the TGCS 2019 symposium.

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    The 17th biennial symposium will take place at the Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre in the beautiful Town of Canmore, only 75-minutes drive from Calgary International Airport (YYC) in Alberta, Canada.

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    Ha Ling Peak rising above Canmore as seen from a hike on the East End of Mount Rundle.

    Located just West of Calgary and only 5 minutes from Banff National Park, Canmore lies nestled along the Bow River at the base of the iconic Three Sisters Mountain in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains (the Rockies). Canmore has a lot to offer with breathtaking scenery, diverse wildlife, countless outdoor activities, restaurants, pubs, shops, and great small town atmosphere. While tourists crowd Banff, the locals head to Canmore.

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    Flights arrive at Calgary International Airport (YYC). The Town of Canmore is 122 km (76 mi) west of the airport and 5 km (3 mi) south of the Banff National Park gate.


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    The Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre offers comfortable, business-friendly accommodations. Located off Highway 1 in Canmore, Alberta, Canada, it is 5 blocks from the Bow River Trail and 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Banff National Park. Each guest room is decorated in earth tones and mountain motifs and provides complimentary wireless internet, LCD TVs with premium cable channels, direct-dial phones, coffeemakers, hair dryers, and various toiletries. Meeting rooms are naturally lit spaces with windows that frame the surrounding mountain views. All rooms are non smoking and on-site parking is free. Nearby, guests can find a rock climbing gym, spelunking, ropes course & ziplining, and spectacular scenery at every turn.

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