Covid-19 Contingency Planning

Since we announced this year’s IBSim-4i event earlier this year we have seen significant relaxation of social distancing regulations in the UK. Although forecasts are suggesting that we are well on course for these to be relaxed further in the coming months, we appreciate there is still a large uncertainty around committing to travel for such an event.

We still sincerely hope that we will be hosting this year’s event ‘in-person’ as planned. However, we thought it pertinent to share some details about contingency plans with you to alleviate any concerns you may have in committing to attending.

  • Scenario A, no restrictions remain: We will host a fully ‘in-person’ event at the IOP’s headquarters in London with no live online offering.
  • Scenario B, limited restrictions which may impact some individuals (e.g. not feasible to travel to the UK or needing to self-isolate at short notice): We will host an ‘in-person’ event with arrangements for individuals who cannot be present to attend virtually.
  • Scenario C, restrictions increase severely limiting venue capacity: The event will move online, we will rearrange the schedule to avoid screen lethargy and registration fees will be adjusted appropriately.

If you have any queries about the venue’s Covid-19 arrangements please email conferences@iop.org.

Programme

Format

The event will consist of two parts:

  • Day 1-2: User training of the various techniques required for image-based simulation
  • Day 3-4: User and developer forum with keynote talks, presentations and a networking reception

Please visit our sister site at the IOP for an up-to-date programme where details (such as specific talk timings and titles) will be added nearer the time of the event. You may browse previous events' programmes and download presentations for an example of the sessions at IBSim-4i.

Day 1: Training  Day 2: Training  Day 3: Forum Day 4: Forum

Day 1: Training 

Mon 18 Oct 2021

  • 9:30 - Registration & Coffee
  • 10:00 - Session 1
    ORS Dragonfly:
    Learn how to take advanced materials and develop (beginning-to-end) fully customized Deep Learning automated segmentation, such that the material is ready for preparing a simulation model (FEM mesh, pixel grid for LBM, pore network model, etc.).
  • 12:30 - Lunch
  • 13:30 - Session 2
    ORS Dragonfly (cont.)
  • 14:45 - Coffee
  • 15:15 - Session 3
    ORS Dragonfly (cont.)
  • 17:00 - End

Day 2: Training 

Tue 19 Oct 2021

  • 9:00 - Session 4
    Iso2Mesh:
    Open source image-based mesh generation and processing.
  • 10:30 - Coffee
  • 11:00 - Session 5
    Iso2Mesh (cont.)
  • 12:30 - Lunch
  • 13:30 - Session 6
    VirtualLab:
    Open source FEA coupled with machine learning for optimisation of laboratory experiments.
  • 14:45 - Coffee
  • 15:15 - Session 7
    VirtualLab (cont.)
  • 17:00 - End

Day 3: Forum

Wed 20 Oct 2021

  • 9:30 - Registration & Coffee
  • 10:30 - Welcome
  • 10:45 - Keynote 1

  • 11:30 - Session 1
    Presentation 1
    Presentation 2
    Presentation 3
  • 12:45 - Lunch
  • 13:45 - Session 2
    Presentation 4
    Presentation 5
    Presentation 6
  • 15:00 - Coffee
  • 15:30 - Session 3
    Presentation 5
    Presentation 6
    Presentation 7
  • 17:00 - End
  • 18:15 - Networking Reception
  • 21:00 - Taxis

Day 4: Forum

Thu 21 Oct 2021

  • 9:30 - Keynote 2
  • 10:15 - Session 4a
    Presentation 8
  • 10:40 - Coffee
  • 11:10 - Session 4b
    Presentation 9
    Presentation 10
    Presentation 11
  • 12:25 - Lunch
  • 13:25 - Session 5
    Presentation 12
    Presentation 13
    Presentation 14
  • 15:05 - Wrap up
  • 15:20 - Close

Information for speakers

Keynote speakers will have 45 minutes (35 mins + 10 mins Q&A), other presenters are given 25 minutes (20 mins + 5 mins Q&A).