SOFA-User Day

This year, VRIPHYS will be preceded by a half-day tutorial/workshop for SOFA-users on November 27. SOFA is an Open Source framework primarily targeted at real-time simulation, with an emphasis on medical simulation. It is mostly intended for the research community to help develop newer algorithms, but can also be used as an efficient prototyping tool. SOFA is currently developed by 3 INRIA teams: Shacra, Evasion and Asclepios. More information about SOFA can be found here.

This SOFA-User day will take place at IRCICA as the VRIPHYS conference (see traveling instructions here).

This idea of this meeting is to propose some tutorials for SOFA (coding with Python, the CUDA computing in SOFA, image processing with SOFA) and to present recent work based on SOFA. This will also be the opportunity to increase exchange and communication within the SOFA community. The inscription for this event is free and a buffet lunch will be offered. This SOFA-User day is partially funded by InSimo: a recent spin-off working with SOFA and developing medical simulators.

Do not hesitate to contact us about this event: here.



1st Part: SOFA & Community
10h – 10h20 Welcome & Short presentation of SOFA
10h20 – 10h35 Recent achievements in SOFA
10h35 – 10h50 Presentation of the ADT
10h50 – 11h10 Feedback from users
10h50 – 11h10 SOFA user book

2nd Part: Technical Presentation
11h45 – 12h10 MITK and SOFA
12h10 – 12h35 GPU / Image plugin
12h35 – 12h45 Presentation of the roundtables

Lunch & Demos

3rd Part: Roundtables
14h – 15h15 + Tools for sofa community
+ Strengths and weaknesses of SOFA: technical roadmap
+ Challenges for simulation of cutting in SOFA
15h15 – 16h Feedback from roundtables & Conclusion