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
You will find here the Preliminary Program
Please include this page to your bookmarks. More information is coming soon.