Call for papers - HMSIM: Healthcare and Medical Simulation Barcelona

Dear members of the medical simulation community,
I’d like to invite to send in a paper to HMSIM: Healthcare and Medical Simulation, part of Simul21 in Barcelona, based on the following info. Let me know if you have questions. (Unable to post more than 2 links…)

Call for Contributions

1. Inform the Chair: with the Title of your Contribution

2. Submission URL:

Please select Track Preference as HMSIM

3. Note: For 2021, all events will be held in a hybrid mode: on site or virtual choices (live, prerecorded videos, voiced presentation slides, and .pdf slides). We hope for better times allowing us to return to the traditional on site scientific events. However, we are ready to adapt any which way the conditions dictate.

Special track
HMSIM: Healthcare and Medical Simulation


Prof. Dr. Michel A. Audette, Old Dominion University - Norfolk, USA

SIMUL 2021 : The Thirteenth International Conference on Advances in System Simulation

October 03 - 07, 2021 - Barcelona, Spain

Medical and healthcare simulation span a variety of areas where medicine converges with Modeling and Simulation (M&S). Computer-based medical simulation emphasizes the application of computers to synthesizing the response of tissues to therapy, which represents a trade-off between fidelity to real tissue response and computational efficiency. High-fidelity medical/surgical simulation is typically used to provide experienced clinicians, including surgeons, with insight on how to optimize treatment of the patient, while high-efficiency simulation emphasizes real-time interactivity for haptics, typically used in conjunction with Virtual Reality (VR) visualization for skill acquisition and training. In both cases, a computer visualization of the anatomy is needed, however in the interactive case based on VR, this visualization must be also responsive in real-time, which presupposes highly efficient therapy models (e.g., cutting models) as well as relatively sparse anatomical models and collision models, where the latter determines where the therapy takes place, in conjunction with the pose of the haptic device. A related research area is the segmentation of medical images that map intensities to tissues and discretization (meshing) that converts tissues to elements.

Healthcare simulation is used to denote two areas that complement the above-described medical simulation. One the one hand, it is used to designate mannequin-based training systems and part-trainers, whose physical implementation is intended to develop proprioceptive understanding of therapies. On the other, this term also represents medical processes at a large scale, such as emergency rooms, and hospitals, to formulate an understanding of bottlenecks in patient treatment and improve efficiencies.

This track is open to comtributions in the following areas in particular, although this is not necessarily an exhaustive list:

Simulation for healthcare systems
Simulation of medical processes
Simulation for care learning
Simulation for elderly
Sensing-based patient simulation
Haptics-driven interactive simulation
Predictive simulation
Simulation training methods
Age-based healthcare simulation
Patient surgery simulation
Therapy simulation
Simulation patient safety
Simulation of emergency situations
Calibration of healthcare simulation tools
Integrating simulation tools
Interactive simulation tools

Contribution Types

  • Regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • Short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • Posters: two pages
  • Posters: slide only
  • Presentations: slide only
  • Demos: two pages

Important Datelines
Inform the Chair or Coordinator: As soon as you decide to contribute
Submission: August 12, 2021
Notification: August 28, 2021
Registration: September 10, 2021
Camera ready: September 10, 2021

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