CG31 Région MP Toulouse

Interdisciplinary Workshop on
3D Paleo-Anthropology, Anatomy, Computer Science & Engineering
- Synergies for the Future -

June, 19-20 2008 - Muséum de Toulouse, France

Updated on 14/6/2010


EVAN Network (EC)

Museum of Toulouse

Museum of Toulouse



Presentation Organization Introduction Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Participants Minutes Media

Under the presidency of Yves Coppens, Professor in Paleo-Anthropology, Collège de France.

In honor of Dr Jacques Treil, Radiologist, Toulouse, France
and Dr Michael Yuan, New York, U.S.A.

Hosted by the Muséum de Toulouse
With the support of the European Virtual Anthropology Network (European Commission)
and the ODENT Project (ST2I Dept. / CNRS)

The aim of this workshop is to gather researchers in paleo-anthropology, medicine (forensics, surgery, orthodontics, neurology) computer science and engineering in order to define potential research topics and to see how interdisciplinary collaborations could be set-up.

This workshop will be very factual: oral talks will be understandable by researchers of all the disciplines and they will be sustained by the manipulation of concrete objects as fossils, anatomical samples or casts and by live demonstrations of software and hardware.

The workshop introduction will address the close relationship between 3D paleo-anthropology and the current medical disciplines. Then, the 3 thematic sessions will be composed of a talks and demos of 20mn maximum given by experts of the field and of a round-table where discussion between the researchers will be encouraged.

Thursday, June 19

Friday, June 20

Minutes of the meeting will be made available on the Web site. Not only, it will propose dccumentation on the talks and demos, but it will give a synthetic list of potential inter-disciplinary research topics under the form of Ph.D. Thesis subjects. Moreover, it will integrate a list of potential scientific contacts.

Some 3D digital data of fossils or anatomical samples will be made available on this Web site, in order than all the participants can perform some analyses and experiments on test data.

Some meetings with the general audience are also planned during the coffee breaks.