6th International
Digital Human Modeling Symposium

August 31 - September 2, 2020, Skövde, Sweden

Schedule and Deadlines

Submission of Abstract: 31 Jan, 2020

Notification of Preliminary Acceptance: 21 Feb, 2020

Full Paper Submission: 17 May, 2020

Deadline of Early Bird Registration: 17 May, 2020

Review Comments of Full Paper: 7 June, 2020

Final Paper Submission (camera-ready): 1 July, 2020

Final Registration for Paper to be Presented and Published: 1 July, 2020

Final Registration for Attending: 17 Aug, 2020

DHM2020 Symposium Starts: 31 Aug, 2020

Link to DHM2020 EasyChair site

Scope and Topics

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

  • Anthropometry and 3D human body modeling
  • Human functional data (e.g., joint maximum strength, joint range of motion)
  • Musculoskeletal human models
  • Motion capture and reconstruction
  • Posture and motion simulation
  • Modeling for subjective responses (e.g. ingress/egress, seat comfort)
  • Applications and software demonstration
  • Virtual reality and DHM
  • Mental/cognitive models and integrated models
  • Older, disabled and other special populations
  • Verification and validation of DHMs
  • Model standards and protocols
  • Body part modelling (Spine, Pelvis, Head, Hand and Foot modelling)
  • Virtual humans appearance
  • Biomechanical modelling
  • Human vibration modelling
  • DHM in safety applications
  • DHM in game applications


Full paper

Authors of accepted abstracts are invited to submit full papers. The required language is English. All authors must use the specific template for preparing their full papers and strictly follow the given instructions.

The full paper should be submitted before 17 May, 2020 in the DHM2020 Conference Management System (EasyChair). Full paper length is 6-9 pages, incl. references.

Use the DHM2020 Word template for preparing the full paper and follow the given instructions (LaTeX template can be downloaded from the IOS Press website). The author is responsible for proofreading regarding technical content and English usage. Paper template and further instructions can be downloaded here:

Note that no names or affiliations of authors should be included in the full paper manuscript to be reviewed. The full paper will undergo a double-blind review by two reviewers from the scientific committee. Author names and affiliations are later added when submitting the final (camera-ready) version of the paper.

When submitting your paper, make sure that all tracked changes, comments and metadata are removed in the documents. Name the documents using the following structure: [submission number]_[DHM2020]_[surname of first author]_[version], e.g. “3_DHM2020_Brolin_1.docx”. Submit the following two versions of your paper in the DHM2020 Conference Management System (EasyChair).

  1. MS Word document (if you have not used the LaTeX template);
  2. Identical high resolution PDF file with all fonts embedded. We recommend Adobe Acrobat Distiller and the option “Press-Optimized”.

Review comments on full papers will be sent back to the corresponding author on 7 June, 2020 at latest.

The modified final (camera-ready) version of the paper should be re-submitted before 1 July, 2020. This version of the paper should include author names and affiliations.

For a paper to be presented at the symposium and published in the proceedings, at least one unique author per paper needs to be registered by the registration deadline on 1 July, 2020.


The symposium proceedings will be published as full open access in the book series Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering (ATDE) (ISSN 2352-7528), IOS Press. The proceedings will be offered for indexation to Scopus, Compendex and Clarivate’s Conference Proceedings Citation Index. The online publication of papers in ATDE as full open access is included in the symposium fee.

Swedish Visa Application:

For delegates who require letters to apply for a Swedish visa to be able to present their paper and be included in the proceedings, then please email us at chair@dhm2020.org


Authors from academia, industry, and research institutes are invited to submit an abstract in the DHM2020 Conference Management System (EasyChair), before 31 January, 2020.

The abstract should include no author names, author affiliations, figures/tables or references.

Please structure the abstract using these headings:

  • Title (preliminary)
  • Keywords (3-5)
  • Topic(s) (see section "Scope and Topics")
  • Abstract (300-350 words). The abstract should give an outline of the full paper, indicating the paper’s merits and relevance to the scope of the DHM2020 Symposium, and a brief account of the results.

Notification of acceptance will be sent on 21 February, 2020 at the latest.