The International Symposium on Computer Simulation in Biomechanics (ISCSB) is the biennial meeting of the Technical Group on Computer Simulation (TGCS) (http://iscsb2015.lboro.ac.uk/). The conference this year will be held from the 9th-11th July at Paterson's Land, University of Edinburgh. Sam Allen, Mike Hiley (Loughborough University), and Simon Coleman (University of Edinburgh) are the conference organisers.
On the first day Anil Rao and B.J. Fregly (both University of Florida) are holding an Optimal Control workshop which has proved very popular with delegates. Over the next two days we have a full programme including 27 oral presentations with presenting authors from 11 countries (Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Italy, Netherlands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, UK, USA). Among the presenting authors, there are 13 candidates for the Andrzej Komor Young Investigator Award. On the second day we are staging a round table discussion on the future of computer simulation in biomechanics involving four leaders in the field: Ton van den Bogert (Cleveland State University), Fred Yeadon (Loughborough University), B.J. Fregly (University of Florida), and Maarten Bobbert (VU University Amsterdam). On day three Mont Hubbard (Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Davis) will give the ISB keynote lecture entitled ‘Making snow park jumps safer: controlling equivalent fall height’. We would like to acknowledge the support of the ISB for the keynote lecture, and the Komor award.