SOFA Week 2018

1st International SOFA Week

Designed to meet all your expectations, a new open & free SOFA event has been designed : the 1st International SOFA Week. The SOFA week would take place:

  • from the 5th to the 9th of November 2018
  • in Strasbourg (France)

The objective of this event is to gather the entire SOFA community (from the starting SOFA user up to the expert developer), discover about the latest research and industrial projects and and meet companies of the SOFA ecosystem. To be effective and productive, the week will be divided as follows:

Day 1

SOFA training session – 5th Nov 2018

To start the SOFA week, a training session is organized in order to introduce new users to SOFA (its community, the open-source code and examples of applications), to provide the theoretical backgrounds on physics simulation, to finally work on both user and developer tutorials.

  • Early-bird (before 15th September) : 500€ / pers. (excl-tax)
  • Regular fare : 700€ / pers. (excl-tax)

Training registration

Day 2

International SOFA Symposium (free) – 6th Nov 2018

The Symposium will focus on research and scientific achievements based on SOFA. This symposium would allow international researchers from the SOFA community to present their scientific work, their plugins and propose live demonstrations. It would also be the opportunity to meet the community, create collaborations and meet the SOFA industrial partners.

Open and free, you can participate to the SOFA Symposium by contacting us and electronically submitting a 1-page abstract (LNCS style).

I want to be part of this Symposium!

Days 3-5

6th SOFA Technical Committee (free) – 7-9th Nov 2018

This Committee focuses on technical discussions and decisions on current and future developments in SOFA in order to define the roadmap of the next release. With the Technical Members of the consortium, the technical roadmap of the upcoming releases is thus defined. It is also the opportunity to meet the SOFA dev community and code all together!

Open and free for all SOFA developers willing to get closer to the community.

I want to hear about SOFA developments!

Day: 06th November 2018
Location: IHU Strasbourg

This program is a preliminary version, more details will be given. Stay tuned.

8:30-9:00am Welcoming coffee
9:00-10:15am Oral presentations “SOFA in Robotics”

  • Hamad Medical Corporation
  • American University of Beirut
10:15-10:30am Coffee
10:30-12:00am Oral presentations “SOFA in Medical Simulation”

  • Inria, Strasbourg
  • Fraunhofer IPA
  • University Innsbruck
  • University Verona
  • Przemyslaw Korzeniowski
  • University Clermont
12:00am-2:00pm Lunch


Live demo & industrial session

3:00-4:00pm Oral presentations “SOFA in Soft-Robotics”

  • Inria, Lille
  • Slot 11
  • Slot 12
  • Slot 13
4:00-4:30pm Coffee – Live demos
4:30-5:30pm Oral presentations “Emerging Research Fields”

  • Inria, Strasbourg: Machine learning & simulation
  • Inria, Strasbourg: Cell simulation
  • Inria, Strasbourg: Optimization with Optimus plugin
  • Inria, Strasbourg: Data assimilation


Allard, Jeremie InSimo Physics simulation
Filipov, Mihail MarionSurgical Haptics design
La, Ryan MarionSurgical VR design
Bensoussan, Pierre-Jean InSimo Physics simulation
Nesme, Matthieu Anatoscope Anatomy Modeling
Pernod, Erik Infinytech3d Physics simulation


Abinahed, Julien Lead Researcher (Hamad Medical Corporation) Robotics
Alfayad, Abdulrahman Researcher (Hamad Medical Corporation) Robotics
Brunet, Jean-Nicolas PhD Student (Inria Strasbourg) Particle-based dynamics
Cotin, Stephane Lead Researcher (Inria, Strasbourg) Physics simulation
Courtecuisse, Hadrien Researcher (CNRS, Strasbourg) Robotics
Dall’Alba, Diego Researcher (University Verona) Medical imaging
Delingette, Hervé Lead Researcher (Inria, Sophia-Antipolis) Physics simulation
Duriez, Christian Lead Researcher (Inria, Lille) Soft-robotics
Goury, Olivier Researcher (Inria, Lille) Soft-robotics
Hamze, Noura Researcher (University Innsbruck) Physics simulation
Harder, Matthias Lead Researcher (University Innsbruck) Haptics
Hockings, Nick Researcher (CSIRO) Robotics
Horsch, Johannes Researcher (Fraunhofer IPA) Physics simulation
Krewcun, Camille PhD Student (University Clermont) Physics simulation
Marchal, Damien Engineer (CNRS, Lille) UI, Python, Robotics
Mendizabal, Andréa PhD Student (Inria Strasbourg) Coupling AI and simulation
Navkar, Nikhil V. Researcher (Hamad Medical Corporation) Robotics
Ohannessian, Gorune Researcher (American University of Beirut) Robotics
Peterlik, Igor Researcher (Inria, Strasbourg) Physics simulation
Pusch, Tim Researcher (Fraunhofer IPA) Physics simulation
Tagliabue, Eleonora PhD Student (University Verona) Robotics
Trivisonne, Raffaella PhD Student (Inria Strasbourg) Data assimilation
Turkiyyah, George Researcher (American University of Beirut) Robotics
Vanneste, Felix PhD Student (Inria, Lille) Soft-robotics
Younes, Georges Researcher (Hamad Medical Corporation) Robotics

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