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Workshop on
Computer Modelling of the Electric and Magnetic Fields
of the Heart and the Brain

Chicago, October 29, 1997

Preceeding the IEEE-EMBS, CHICAGO 1997

Purpose of the Workshop

Several groups in the world are working in modelling the electric and magnetic fields of the heart and brain. The groups use different modelling methods like Finite Difference Method, Finite Element Method and Boundary Element Method. The models are used both for modelling the thorax to model the cardiac fields and to model the head to model the brain fields. The models take in account the inhomogeneities and anisotropies of the body on different levels.
It would be very important for the scientific community to compare the results of different kind of models and to discuss about the targets of the modelling work. Adding co-operation between these groups would greatly advance the scientific value of their work.
The purpose of the symposium will be:
  • to inform the research groups on various projects in this field
  • exchange experience in the practical questions like
  • the characteristic properties of different modelling methods
  • power of various computational algorithms
  • computer resources needed by different tasks
  • attract clinicians and representatives from industry to co-operate with the research and give additional value to the work
  • discuss the targeting of the goals of the modelling research
  • help new groups to orient in the field
    The International Society for Bioelectromagnetism plans to publish a book of articles based on the Symposium. Such a book would document the state-of-the-art of this research and make it available for a larger audience.

    Survey of Volume Conductor Models

    To help orienting in the field of volume conductor modelling, we have started to create a Table which lists the existing models, gives information on their properties and the addres of the research group.

    You will find this information on the Table Page

    Preliminary Program

    You will find here the Preliminary Program

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    International Society for Bioelectromagnetism


    Ragnar Granit Institute

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