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XV International Symposium on 3D Analysis of Human Movement

Symposium information

Symposium Venue

The conference will be held in the Chapman Building at the University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester. Chapman’s six modern lecture theatres, cafĂ©, social areas and private seminar rooms make it the perfect location for the conference. Outside, there are green spaces and seating areas for break-time relaxation and networking. Moreover, for those that prefer to stay close to the venue rather than the city, brand new en-suite accommodation will be available to book during the summer months when the students are off campus.

The conference dinner will be held in the Evolution Suite at Manchester United MUFC on the 5th of July 2018, the evening will commence with a drinks reception in the Museum. Coach transport will be provided to/from Manchester United; details will be provided nearer the time concerning pick up/drop off points and timings.

Symposium Theme

The theme of the 2018 symposium is “Human Movement - Principles and Practice”: James Joule was working in Salford when he discovered the mechanical equivalent of heat. One of his most famous quotations provides the theme for our symposium: “My object has been, first to discover correct  principles  and  then  to  suggest  their  practical development”. The symposium aims to have a particular focus on outlining the principles underlying our discipline and presenting work demonstrating how these principles can be applied in practice.

Topic Shortlist

To facilitate cross-domain interaction, we wish to invite work across the fields (sports, clinical, entertainment, etc.) covering the following techniques & principles:

  • State-of-the-art/advanced video-based motion capture with markers        
  • State-of-the-art/advanced video-based motion capture without markers        
  • State-of-the-art/advanced inertial and other wearable systems        
  • Medical imaging and other motion capture        
  • Fusion of motion capture methods        
  • Signal Processing        
  • Motion artefact avoidance and elimination        
  • Movement variability and complexity        
  • Movement classification        
  • Effects of environment on motion analysis methods        
  • Computational modelling        
  • Robotics and bio-inspired models        
  • Novel applications of 3D Human Movement Analysis        
  • Real-time movement applications        
  • Other topics describing progress in 3D analysis of human movement        
  • Data mining and movement classification        
  • Open access data - challenges and opportunities        
  • Impact of state-of-the-art 3DHMA on standard practice        
  • Working across borders - challenges and opportunities    

Memorial Lecture & Keynotes

Herman J Woltring Memorial Lecture:

  • Prof. Dr. Antonie (Ton) Van den Bogert, Parker-Hannifin Endowed Chair in Human Motion and Control Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cleveland State University, USA.    


  • Dr. Valentina Camomilla, Director of the Interuniversity Centre of Bioengineering of the Human Neuromusculoskeletal System, Department of Movement, Human, and Health Sciences, University of Rome "Foro Italico", Italy.            
  • Dr. Catherine Holloway, senior lecturer, accessibility engineer and Director of the Accessibility Research Group, University College London, UK.          
  • Prof. Dr. Katja Mombaur, Head of Research Group Optimization, Robotics and Biomechanics and of Robotics Lab, Institute of Computer Engineering (ZITI), Heidelberg University, Germany.          
  • Dr. Adam Shortland, consultant clinical scientist, One Small Step Gait Laboratory, Guy's Hospital, UK.    
  • Dr. Kat M Steele, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington, USA and Director of the Human Ability & Engineering Lab.    
  • Dr. Mounir Zok, Director of Technology and Innovation for the US Olympic committee, USA.    

For detailed information on these please see the Memorial Lecture & Keynotes page.