The 7th International Digital Human Modeling Symposium (DHM 2022) will be held August 2931, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa, USA.

The symposium will be hosted by the University of Iowa Technology Institute and arranged in collaboration with the International Ergonomics Association's Technical Committee on Digital Human Modeling and Simulation. The Iowa Virtual Human Summit (IVHS) will immediately follow DHM on the afternoon of the final day of DHM 2022. The Graduate Iowa City hotel and conference center is the venue for DHM 2022 and IVHS. There is a virtual option for those who cannot attend in person. 

DHM 2022 and IVHS are being planned as in-person events. The organizing committee is providing a virtual option to allow greatest access to participate given uncertainties and restrictions surrounding the pandemic.



DHM 2022 provides an international forum for researchers to report their latest innovations, summarize the state of the art in the field, and exchange ideas, results, and visions in all fields of digital human modeling research and applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Anthropometry and 3D human body modeling
  • Human functional data (e.g., joint maximum strength, joint range of motion)
  • Musculoskeletal human models
  • Motion capture and reconstruction
  • Posture and motion simulation
  • Modeling for subjective responses (e.g., ingress/egress, seat comfort)
  • Applications and software demonstration
  • Virtual reality and DHM
  • Mental/cognitive models and integrated models
  • Older, disabled, and other special populations
  • Verification and validation of DHMs
  • Model standards and protocols
  • Body part modeling (spine, pelvis, head, hand and foot modeling)
  • Virtual humans' appearance
  • Biomechanical modeling
  • Human vibration modeling
  • DHM in safety applications
  • DHM in game applications



ITI selected to host 7th International Digital Human Modeling Symposium

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
University of Iowa Technology Institute
The University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) has been selected to host the 7th International Digital Human Modeling (DHM) Symposium, August 29-31, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. The event will be held in conjunction with ITI’s third annual Iowa Virtual Human Summit. 

Important dates

Abstracts due: January 28, 2022

Acceptance notifications: February 18, 2022

Full papers due: May 20, 2022

Early bird registration ends: May 20, 2022

Paper reviews to authors: June 10, 2022

Final papers due: July 1, 2022

Registration deadline for presenters: July 1, 2022

Presentation materials due: August 15, 2022

Registration deadline for attendees: August 25, 2022

DHM 2022 flyer