The Virtual Workshop will bring together a group of international scholars and OpenSim experts to help each other advance their research using modeling and simulation. The OpenSim team at Stanford University will provide guidance on your projects, while also facilitating discussion and support amongst your fellow Workshop participants. We hope that this event can accelerate your work while also building relationships with a network of researchers and engineers who are using OpenSim for research. Below, we have provided a list of information and resources for the Workshop. Please check back regularly, since we will add more links and information as we get closer to the workshop start date.
Link to Opening Webinar | Link to Closing Webinar
The OpenSim team will deliver a live Welcome and Closing Webinar. The Webinars will feature short talks followed by questions from the audience about Workshop and presentations from workshop award winners (closing Webinar). We will use Zoom for the kick-off Webinar. To use Zoom, you either need to have a Chrome Browser or a native Zoom App installed.
Welcome Webinar: Monday, October 22 at 9am
Closing Webinar: Friday, October 26, at 930am
Wednesday, October 17
Receive and review written feedback from OpenSim team
Goal Slides open for editing.
Begin signing up for Conference Calls
Sunday, October 21
Finalize your Project Goals Slide
Monday, October 22
Tune in to workshop welcome webinar (9 am PDT)
Review and Comment on Project Goals Slides
Workshop Forum opens
Office Hours 1
Tuesday, October 23
Office Hours 2
Thursday, October 25
Office Hours 3
Friday, October 26
Finalize Closing Accomplishment Slides (8 am PDT)
Vote on Final Awards (voting closes 9 am PDT)
Closing Webinar from Stanford team (9:30 am PDT)
Monday, October 29
Forum Closes to new questions
Link to Booking Sheet
Virtual office hours will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, October 22, 23, and 25. Please carefully read the instructions on the cover page of the booking sheet. We will use Zoom for the kick-off Webinar. To use Zoom, you either need to have a Chrome Browser or a native Zoom App installed.
Conference Call Schedule (all times in US PDT);
- Monday, October 22, 930-1100 am and 130-3 pm.
- Tuesday, October 23, 930-1100 am and 130-3 pm.
- Thursday, October 25, 930-1100 am and 130-3 pm.
Virtual Poster Session
The Virtual Poster Session is an opportunity for you to show off your work, ask questions, and provide support to your Workshop colleagues. Carefully read and follow the instructions. We’ll also give out prizes based on the discussion about the projects. Please finalize your workshop Goal Slides by Sunday, October 21. Each time you ask a question or make a comment, you will be entered into a prize draw!
Link to Support Forum
Follow the links to find simple guides for asking good questions and providing helpful answers. During the workshop, the OpenSim team will devote part of each day to answering questions, but we hope that participants will be active in answering each other's questions, as well. The workshop is about sharing experience and building community. Remember that it is better to ask a greater number of smaller, tractable questions than a single, large post with multiple questions. Try to be specific. Be positive and have fun!
Remember to visit the 2017 Virtual Workshop support forum to see if there were similar issues or questions then.
Link to Awards Voting
Voting for Awards will open on Thursday, October 25, and closes on Friday at 9am (US PDT). The awards include Biggest Research Discovery, Technical Grand Prize, Coolest Demo or Video, and Best Blooper. There will also be awards given for engagement on Goal and Accomplishment slides as well as asking and answering questions on the support forum. Award winners will win an Amazon gift card and be invited to present their slides and talk about their workshop experience during the closing webinar.
OpenSim 4.0 or 3.3?
It is not a requirement for you to use OpenSim 4.0— many of you may already be using 3.3 for your projects— but we do encourage you to use 4.0 during the workshop. If you wish to upgrade to 4.0, we can help with upgrading existing models and simulations. You can download the latest 4.0 beta from SimTK.
Useful Links and Literature
OpenSim: Open-Source Software to Create and Analyze Dynamic Simulations of Movement
Scott L. Delp, Frank C. Anderson, Allison S. Arnold, Peter Loan, Ayman Habib, Chand T. John, Eran Guendelman, and Darryl G. Thelen
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, VOL. 54, NO. 11, NOVEMBER 2007
Is My Model Good Enough? Best Practices for Verification and Validation of Musculoskeletal Models and Simulations of Movement
Jennifer L. Hicks, Thomas K. Uchida, Ajay Seth, Apoorva Rajagopal, Scott L. Delp
Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, Volume 137, Issue 2, 2015.
OpenSim: Simulating musculoskeletal dynamics and neuromuscular control to study human and animal movement
Ajay Seth, Jennifer L. Hicks, Thomas K. Uchida, Ayman Habib, Christopher L. Dembia, James J. Dunne, Carmichael F. Ong, Matthew S. DeMers, Apoorva Rajagopal, Matthew Millard, Samuel R. Hamner, Edith M. Arnold, Jennifer R. Yong, Shrinidhi K. Lakshmikanth, Michael A. Sherman, Joy P. Ku, Scott L. Delp
PLoS Computational Biology, 14(7):e1006223, 2018.