The 8th International Digital Human Modeling Symposium 2023 will be held from Monday 4 till Wednesday 6 September 2023 in Antwerp, Belgium.

The symposium is organized by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, the Center for Health and Technology (CHaT) Institute of University of Antwerp and the Technical Committee of Digital Human Modelling and Simulation at International Ergonomics Association (IEA). The congress is sponsored by IEA, the Digital Human Modelling by Women (DHMW) group, the Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia (IBV), Rehabilitation Hospital RevArte (Belgium) and Movella (NL).


The DHM2023 provides an international forum for researchers to report their latest innovations, summarize state-of-the-art in the field, as well as exchange ideas, results, and visions in all fields of digital human modeling research and applications.​

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:​

  • Anthropometry and 3D and 4D human body modeling
  • Model standards and protocols
  • Verification and validation of DHMs
  • Musculoskeletal human models
  • Motion capture and reconstruction
  • Posture and motion simulation
  • Mental/cognitive models and integrated models
  • Human functional data (e.g., joint maximum strength, joint range of motion)
  • Modeling for subjective responses (e.g., ingress/egress, seat comfort)
  • Musculoskeletal human models
  • Body part modeling (e.g., spine, pelvis, head, hand, foot..)
  • Modeling of responses to shock or impact or vibration
  • Musculoskeletal human models
  • Motion capture and reconstruction
  • Posture and motion simulation
  • Mental/cognitive models and integrated models
  • DHM in design for fragile categories of users
  • AAL, older, disables and other population
  • DHM in organization, design and management
  • DHM in Design, UX and usability
  • DHM to customise and personalise products
  • Virtual humans' appearance
  • DHM in Medicine and Health
  • DHM in Sports
  • DHM in Education
  • DHM and serious game applications
  • DHM and Digital Twin (DT) in industry 4.0
  • Human robots (cobots)
  • DHM for AR, VR in Metaverse Applications or Digital environments
  • DHM and wearables
  • DHM and exoskeletons
  • Clothing design and simulation using DHM
  • DHM in Automotive
  • DHM in Aerospace
  • DHM in Forensic


University of Antwerp, Belgium Organization Committee
  • prof. Sofia Scataglini (Chair of TC DHM at IEA, International coordinator CHaT)
  • prof. Steven Truijen (Chair of CHaT)
  • prof. Wim Saeys (co-Chair of CHaT)
TC DHM and Simulation at International Ergonomics Association (IEA)
  • prof. Sofia Scataglini (Chair)
  • prof. Gregor Harih (co-Chair)
Scientific Committee

Abu Sadat Muhammad Sayem
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Agnieszka Tomaszewska
Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland
Ali Ahmad Malik
Oakland University, United States 
Andre Rueckert
Sr. Product Innovation Manager (ESI Germany GmbH), Germany
Andrea Upmann
University of Applied sciences, Aachen, Germany
B-K. Daniel Park
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, USA
Bruce Bradtmiller
Anthrotech, Inc., USA
Chris Mills
University of Portsmouth, UK
Dan Högberg
University of Skövde, Sweden
Dan Lämkull
Volvo Car Corporation, Sweden
Daniele Busciantella Ricci
University of Florence, Italy
Daniele Regazzoni
University of Bergamo, Italy
Dominik Bonin
Federal Institute for occupational safety and health Germany (BAuA)
Esteban Peña-Pitarch
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. BarcelonaTech, Spain
Flavia Pastura
Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia, Brazil
Francesco Feletti
Università degli Studi di Ferrara, 2. Ausl Romagna, Italy
Franck Multon 
Inria, France
Giacinto Barresi
Rehab Technologies Lab, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Giorgio Colombo
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Giuseppe Andreoni
Politecnico di MIlano - Design Dept.,  Italy
Giuseppe Mincolelli
Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Dipartimento di Architettura, Italy
Gregor Harih
University of Maribor, Slovenia
Gunther Paul
James Cook University, Australia
Han Kim
Leidos, Inc./NASA Anthropometry & Biomechanics Facility
Herve Panetto
Uni Lorraine, France
Hyegjoo E. Choi-Rokas
U.S. Army DEVCOM Soldier Center, USA
Ilse Jonckers
KU Leuven, Belgium
J Paige Little
Biomechanics and Spine Research Group, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
James Yang
Texas Tech University, USA
Joachim Linn
Fraunhofer ITWM, Germany
Johan Rasmussen
Aalborg University, Denmark
Julie Charland
Virtual Ergonomics Director, Dassault Systèmes, Canada
Karim Malek
Univeristy of IOWA,  USA
Karen Bredenkamp
Magic Leap, USA
Kenneth Meijer
Maastricht University, Netherlands 
Lars Fritzsche
imk Industrial Intelligence GmbH, Germany
Lars Hanson
Skövde University, Sweden
Mac Reynolds
Marco Mandolini
Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Marcus Fraga Vieira
Federal University of Goiás, Brazil
Marie Gallais
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxemburg
Martin Fleischer
Technical University of Munich, Germany
Masaaki Mochimaru
Human Augmentation Research Center, AIST, Japan
Matt Reed
University of Michigan, USA
Maurice Lamb
University of Skövde, Sweden
Michael Spitzhirn
imk Industrial Intelligence GmbH, Germany
Miri Weiss Cohen 
Braude College of Engineering, Israel
Natsuki Miyata
AIST, Japan
Onan Demirel 
Oregon State University, USA
Peng LI
U.S. Army DEVCOM Soldier Center, USA
Philipp Beckerle
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Ravindra Stephen Goonetilleke
Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE 
Riender Happee
TU Delft, Netherlands 
Russell Marshall
Loughborough University, UK
Sandra Alemany
Instituto de Biomechanica,IBV, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Sascha Wischniewski
Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), Germany
Serge Autexier
DFKI Bremen, Cyber-Physical Systems, Germany
Silvia Imbesi
Dipartimento di Architettura, Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Italy
Simeon Gill
The University of Manchester, UK
Simone Borsci 
University of Twente, Netherlands 
Sofia Scataglini
University of Antwerp, Belgium
Steven Fischer
Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences, University of Waterloo
Steven Truijen
University of Antwerp, Belgium
Sudhakar Rajulu
Redha Taiar
Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France
Tatjana Spahiu
Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania
Tuur Vanderhave
KU Leuven, Belgium
Umer Asgher
National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan
Wim Saeys
University of Antwerp, Belgium
Xuguang Wang
University Gustave Eiffel, France
Yan Luximon
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Yannick Naudet
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxemburg


Accepted papers are considered for publication in the congress proceedings book entitled "The 8th International Digital Human Modeling Symposium 2023," which will be part of the Springer series: 

"Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems"

Advances in Digital Human Modeling

The proceedings of DHM 2023 report on advanced methods and technologies for human modeling, covering applications in health, industry, etc

Abstracted and indexed in: 

  • DBLP 
  • INSPEC  
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals and Series  
  • SCImago  
  • SCOPUS  
  • Frankfurt eG WTI  
  • ZbMATH 


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