Towards an integrated numerical heart model

Coupling the relevant physics the right way

Workshop on Cardiac Modeling

about what

Mathematical modeling of aspects of cardiac physiology, such as elastomechanics, electrophysiology and flow, has seen tremendous advances during the last years. The coupling of two or more of these physics to an integrated heart model remains challenging, though, due to differing temporal and spatial scales and various ways of interaction. In this workshop, we want to address the following questions: Which coupling scenarios are relevant for certain use cases (e.g. during a physiological heart beat or in disease modeling)? What are appropriate models to describe the coupling and methods to solve the coupled system? How to deal with uncertainty across multiple physics?


Haus der Kirche, Bad Herrenalb (close to Karlsruhe, Germany)
Public transport Karlsruhe, Hauptbahnhof Vorplatz - Bad Herrenalb, Bahnhof: Stadtbahnlinie S1


Monday the 15th of April, 2019 (10 am) - Wednesday the 17th of April, 2019 (3 pm)

invited speakers

Luca Dedè, MOX - Modeling and Scientific Computing, Politecnico di Milano
Peter Kohl, Institute for Experimental Cardiovascular Medicine, University Heart Centre Freiburg Bad Krozingen
Rolf Krause, Institute of Computational Science, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano
Gary Mirams, Centre for Mathematical Medicine & Biology, University of Nottingham
Steven Niederer, Biomedical Engineering Department, King's College London
Gernot Plank, Biophysics, Medical University Graz
Maxime Sermesant, Asclepios Research Project, Inria, Sophia Antipolis
Mariano Vázques, ELEM Biotech & Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Spain
Samuel Wall, Department of Computational Physiology, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway


The workshop is free, registration is required.
Accommodation rates: single room 46 EUR, double room 30 EUR per person per night (will be booked by the organisers and paid by the participants at the venue).


Registration is now open until February 15 , 2019. Please register by filling out this email form. (Do you have trouble opening the link? Then copy & paste the email body manually and send it filled-out to daniel.weiss∂


There will be invited presentations, a limited number of contributed talks and poster sessions.
Abstract submission (max. 300 words) until February 15, 2019 by mail to daniel.weiss∂ if not supplied already at time of registration.
Information on the programme will follow.

organized by

Christian Wieners
Olaf Dössel
Bettina Frohnapfel
Vincent Heuveline

funded by

Verbundprojekt 05M2016
Ein integriertes Herz-Modell - Kopplung von
Elektrophysiologie, Elastomechanik, Fluss und Kreislauf
Förderkennzeichen: 05M16VKA