Julie Steele
12-21-2007, 10:42 PM

Persons or groups interested in organizing an International Congress on
Biomechanics are invited to prepare and submit a formal proposal to the ISB
Executive Council through the President-Elect. Included in the proposal
should be detailed information about the following aspects:

(1) Organizer
Describe the research interests and activities of the proposed organizer(s)
and explain why you desire to organize the Congress. Provide a description
of your institution or department with its principal areas of research.
(2) Dates
Indicate the exact dates proposed for the Congress. Careful consideration
should be given to university vacation periods in major countries, and the
attractiveness of visiting your part of the world at that time of the year.
Congresses traditionally start on Sundays and end on Thursdays.
(3) Support
Outline your sources of financial support, such as government, university,
institutes, industry, sports organizations, etc. If possible enclose a
letter of support from the Chairman or Head of your Department, Institute
Director, President of the University or a similar official. Add a list of
professional organizations willing to sponsor the Congress.
(4) Personnel
Provide evidence of the availability of organizational personnel such as
secretaries, housing co-ordinators, business managers, etc.
(5) Budget
Submit a provisional budget, including the major financial arrangements.
Indicate the estimated congress fee for participation of members and
non-members and list the activities included by this fee.
(6) Facilities
Provide details of the following:
* Housing: Type and approximate cost of accommodation, proximity to
Congress meeting place, and ease of access to the Congress venue.
* Meals: Location and cost.
* Meeting rooms: Number of meeting rooms available for the Congress,
audio-visual systems, capacity of rooms, etc.
* Recreational facilities available to participants: Sport fields,
swimming pool, running track, exercise room, gymnasium, etc.
* Book and equipment exhibit area(s): Possibilities for book and
equipment exhibitions.
* Research laboratories, planned tours, demonstrations, etc.
(7) Travel arrangements
Outline the different ways to travel to the Congress, by air, train, bus,
boat, private car, etc. Name the candidates who will be the official travel
agency and airline, if appropriate. Make provision for travel assistance to
participants during the congress.
(8) Advertisements
Detail your plans for promoting and advertising the Congress.
(9) Reviewing
Describe your plans for the reviewing of submitted abstracts and the
preparation of the Book of Abstracts.
(10) Publication
Indicate your plans for editing the manuscripts and for publication of the
keynote and award-winning papers.
(11) Activities
Describe the historical and cultural activities available to participants
during or after the conference. Also include your plans for special
programs for accompanying persons.
(12) Climate
Describe the climate to be expected in the area and for the period of the
proposed Congress.

Two copies of the proposal should be submitted by April 1, 2008 to:

Professor Julie R Steele
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences
University of Wollongong
Northfields Ave
Wollongong NSW 2522

Email: julie_steele@uow.edu.au

Descriptive brochures and other helpful information should be included.
Further information, including Guidelines for Preparing an Application to
Host the XXIIIrd ISB Congress, are available from Julie Steele, upon

Each proposal will be reviewed and compared to other proposals by members of
the Executive Council of ISB. The final decision will be made by the
Council of ISB during its annual meeting, which will be held immediately
prior to the 2008 NACOB meeting, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor,
Michigan, USA.

Professor Julie R Steele, PhD
Head, School of Health Sciences
Director, Biomechanics Research Laboratory
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences
University of Wollongong
Northfields Ave
Wollongong NSW 2522

Phone: +61 (0)2 4221 3498
Fax: +61 (0)2 4221 5945
Email: julie_steele@uow.edu.au
Web: www.uow.edu.au/health/brl