5th openCARP User Meeting on Computational Modeling of Cardiac Electrophysiology

May 24-26, 2023
Karlsruhe, Germany

Workshop Agenda | Venue and Accomondation | Travel | Registration and Contact


Highly detailed simulations of cardiac function have become feasible, but performing such simulations remains a highly non-trivial problem, as complex workflows have to be employed to build, parameterize and execute simulations. The main focus of the 5th openCARP User Meeting on Computational Modeling of Cardiac Electrophysiology (May 24-26, 2023 in Karlsruhe, Germany) is to provide an overview of the current state-of-the-art in modeling cardiac electrophysiology, and to introduce and provide basic training for solving cardiac electrophysiology problems using the freely available modeling environment openCARP.

Most of the program is split in two tracks. One aimed at newcomers to the field who want to learn the basics and one aimed at users who already have a bit of experience with openCARP and want to learn about more advanced features, exchange and share experiences, and contribute to advance openCARP.


  • Present the cardiac system and its mathematical representation
  • Give an overview of the state of the art in modeling cardiac electrophysiology
  • Introduce the freely available electrophysiology modeling framework openCARP
  • Hands-on training in solving cardiac modeling problems using the openCARP environment


The openCARP User Meeting addresses researchers at all career levels (students, PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, senior scientists) in academia and industry with research interests in computational modeling of cardiac electrophysiology.
In addition to a beginner track with basic openCARP training, we will offer a more advanced exchange for experienced openCARP users.

Workshop Agenda

The workshop will start on 2pm on Wednesday, May 24 and will end around 1:30pm on Friday, May 26.

We will offer two tracks: a beginner's track and an advanced track. If you are familiar with the basic concepts of cardiac electrophysiology, we will acquaint you with the basics of openCARP. How to set it up, how follow the tutorials and how to design your own experiments using carputils. At the end, you should be able to set up a new cardiac electrophysiology simulation from scratch. The advanced track will be held in hackathon style where users with some experience in openCARP will tackle more advanced modeling problems and produce some new material for the community along the way.

Please find the preliminary program below


Venue and Accommodation

The user meeting takes place at Melanchtonhaus Karlsruhe. From the main train station, a 5 minute tram ride will bring you to the user meeting venue (get off at "Kolpingplatz"). From the city center, it's not more than a 10 minute tram ride or a 15 min walk.

1: User Meeting Venue Melanchtonhaus, Graf-Rhena-Str. 2a, 76137 Karlsruhe
2: Train Station Bahnhofplatz 1a, 76137 Karlsruhe
3: City Center Marktplatz

Hotel Information

The openCARP User Meeting is without fee. You have to take care of your own travel and accommodation. There are plenty of hotels around the city center and also nearby the venue. HRS is one of the platforms that lists most of them. Of course, there are also AirBnBs.

Nearby the meeting venue are the following hotels:


Arrival by Air

The closest commercial airport is Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden airport, served by a limited number of airlines. The best-connected major hub is Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) with an excellent railway connection that brings you from the airport to the center of Karlsruhe in just a little more than one hour. Upon arrival at FRA, follow the signs to the long-distance train station (Fernbahnhof). We recommend booking tickets in advanced – you can do so here by selecting "Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf" as Start and "Karlsruhe Hbf" as Destination. A one-way trip should cost approximately 42 Euro (excl. seat reservation).

Arrival by Train

Karlsruhe’s main train station (Hauptbahnhof, Hbf) is centrally located, and within 10 minutes walking distance or 5 minutes tram ride to the venue. Many hotels are within easy walking distance, and there are taxis in front of the station.

Arrival by Car

Parking within the city center is rather limited and expensive. If you should decide to bring your car, you may wish to pre-book a parking space at your hotel.

Registration and Contact

Registration is closed. Please consider joining the next openCARP User Meeting in 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact

Gunnar Seemann
Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Email: Gunnar.Seemann@kit.edu

Supported by

via the MICROCARD project. MICROCARD has received funding from the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking EuroHPC (JU) under grant agreement No 955495. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Norway, Switzerland. EuroHPC projects are for one half funded by the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking, and for the other half by the national funding agencies of the project partners.


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