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  • Please download the program book including the detailed program from this link.
  • The guideline for speakers has been posted.

  • Back on Our Network in Biomechanics
    - Overcoming Global Pandemic Disaster

    We are pleased to announce that the 6th Japan-Switzerland Workshop on Biomechanics (JSB2023) will be held as an onsite event from August 29 (Tuesday) to September 1 (Friday), 2023 in Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan. This workshop was originally planned to hold in 2020 but has been extended for the last 3 years because of the pandemic situation. Nevertheless, we have been pushing biomechanics research forward strongly and it is now time to get back to reconnecting our network. We have had a long-term collaboration to hold the workshop alternately in Japan and in Switzerland, offering great opportunities for biomechanics researchers and students from both countries to be actively involved in one forum to share their cutting-edge research and to promote mutual friendships. The 1st workshop was held at Les Diablerets (Switzerland) in 2001, led by Prof. Jean-Jacques Meister, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, EPFL and by the late Prof. Emeritus Kozaburo Hayashi, Osaka University, followed by the 2nd in Kyoto in 2005, the 3rd in Engelberg in 2009, the 4th in Shima in 2014, and the 5th in Zermatt in 2017. JSB2023 will cover a broad range of topics in biomechanics ranging from basic research to clinical applications. We anticipate an exciting program of oral and poster presentations, an excursion, and opportunities to (re-)connect with colleagues and friends. We are looking forward to seeing you in Hokkaido.


  • Toshiro Ohashi, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Philippe Zysset, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Organizing societies:

  • Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division
  • University of Bern
  • Sponsored by:

  • Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • The Tokyo Club
  • The Uehara Memorial Foundation
  • Kato Memorial Bioscience Foundation
  • Inoue Foundation for Science

  • Venue & Accommodation:

    Grand Park Otaru

  • 11-3 Chikko, Otaru, Hokkaido 047-0008, Japan
  • Phone: +81-138-67-1111
  • To access, please see here for details.

    For participants:

  • All participants are required to email to the workshop office for the registration by the deadline. Please see here for details.
  • In addition, all participants are required to stay at the hotel of the venue. Please see here for details.
  • All authors are requested to submit an abstract according to the instructions by the deadline. Please see here for details.
  • Authors for poster presentations are requested to bring a poster according to the instructions. Please see here for details.
  • Deadlines:

  • Abstract submission: Friday, 17 March, 2023 Friday, 24 March, 2023 (Extended)
  • Registration and hotel reservation: Friday, 28 April, 2023 Friday, 19 May, 2023 (Extended)
  • Payment of registration fees: Wednesday, 31 May, 2023 Friday, 9 June, 2023 (Extended)

  • Workshop office:

    Prof. Toshiro Ohashi
    Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Japan
    Kita 13, Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8628, Japan
    Phone & Fax: +81 11 706 6424