Apr 25, 2016 - May 06, 2016

Inaugural Virtual Workshop

A virtual OpenSim Workshop will be held April 25th - May 6th. Participants will be able to receive assistance with their projects from OpenSim team members using electronic communication, such as video conferencing and a dedicated forum.


This workshop is intended for OpenSim users who want assistance from the OpenSim team on specific research projects. It is expected that participants have already begun to use OpenSim for their project.


The workshop will consist of working on your project while getting assistance from OpenSim experts remotely through Skype and a specialized forum. Over two weeks, participants will have two virtual meetings (20 minutes each; Tuesday April 26th and May 3rd) and daily forum support with a team of OpenSim experts.


All interested participants must apply online by completing a short application form. Participants must also submit a short project proposal (up to 1 page; details below) via email to opensim@stanford.edu. Include "Virtual Workshop" in the subject line. The application deadline is Friday, March 25th. Groups of participants are highly encouraged. Groups need only submit one proposal, but all group members should complete the online application form, noting the name of the group.


Submission deadline: Friday, March 25th
Workshop begins: Monday, April 25th
Workshop ends: Friday, May 6th


The project proposal should be at most one page (11pt font, single spaced). It should provide a brief scientific description of the larger project you are performing with OpenSim and it should detail the specific task or set of tasks you plan to complete during the virtual workshop.

Please use the following outline to organize your proposal:

1) Research Goal and Preliminary Work: Briefly describe the overall goal of your larger research project. Describe the work you have already performed (data collected, initial simulations generated, etc.)

2) Workshop Plans: Describe the specific tasks you plan to accomplish during the two weeks of the workshop.

3) Modeling and Simulation Challenges: Explain current or expected challenges and bottlenecks.

4) Participant Background: Briefly describe your background and prior experience with OpenSim. Explain why you are interested in participating in the workshop. If a group, provide this information for all group members; this information may be included on an additional half page.