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International Society for Human Simulation Holds First Conference

The Virtual Soldier Research (VSR) program at the University of Iowa College of Engineering recently launched a new society called the International Society for Human Simulation (ISHS) that held its first conference -- International Summit on Human Simulation -- May 26-27 in St. Pete Beach, Fla.

Founded in 2010, ISHS has attracted members from industry, academia and government organizations including Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Hyundai, Honda, Caterpillar, Deere, Disney, NASA, Boeing, Raytheon, the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army.

Karim Abdel-Malek, professor of biomedical engineering and director of VSR and the UI's Center for Computer Aided Design, is an ISHS founding member and the conference organizer.

As the principal technical society devoted to the advancement of human simulation, ISHS is a nonprofit corporation fostering communication among human simulation professionals. The society's annual conference is designed to share ideas and present the latest in human simulation technologies, as well as honor individuals who have made significant contributions in related areas.

Learn more at http://www.HumanSimulationSociety.org.