SIFEM Workshop on Modelling Cochlear Mechanics

October 8th and 9th, 2014, Institute of Sound and Vibration (ISVR), Southampton, UK This two-day workshop will include series lectures of anatomy and physiology of the cochlea, cochlear mechanics and cochlear modelling. There will also be hands-on tutorial in which participants build and program a cochlear model using open source finite element software PAK. The workshop is aimed at early-stage and advanced students and young researchers, and it will provide opportunities for direct interactions between the lecturers and the attendants. The workshop is funded by the coordinated research project "Semantic Infostructure interlinking an open source Finite Element tool and libraries with a model repository for the multi-scale Modelling and 3d visualization of the inner-ear" (SIFEM). Registration is free of charge but required on a first come first served basis (due to limit space). In order to register, please send an email to stating your name and affiliation, research topic/interest. Attendants are kindly requested to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements and take their own laptop for lab module.

Organizers: Stephen Elliott Professor FREng, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research Nenad Filipovic Professor, Bioengineering Research and Development Center (BioIRC) Stefan Stenfelt Professor, Linköping University Contact: Guangjian Ni PhD, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research,  

SIFEM Workshop Agenda

Day 1 Wednesday October 8th

Time Title
8:45 Welcome
9-9.45 Anatomy and physiology of the cochlea
10-10:45 Cochlear mechanics and wave propagation
11-11:45 Micromechanics and the cochlear amplifier
12-1 Lunch
1-1:45 FE model of the cochlea
2-5 Simulation with PAK cochlear model


Day 2 Thursday October 9th

Time Title
9-9:45 Air conduction and bone conduction
10-10:45 FE models of bone conduction
11-11:45 Disease and ageing in the cochlea
12-1 Lunch
1-1:45 Elemental model of the cochlea
2-5 Final discussion, followed by possibility of further simulation work