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Axel Knicker
04-04-1995, 07:17 PM
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From: Axel Knicker
Subject: Remember Biomechanics in Functional Footwear Symposium
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Dear footwear biomechanists!

Martyn Shorten promised to kling to the deadlines and inform
the authors about their abstracts next week. I wanted to make sure
that you remember the deadlines for registration then in order to
prevent you from higher rates.

Dates and Deadlines:

short abstract 1/2 page (DIN A4) March 15th,1995
notification mailed to authors April 15th,1995
deadline early registration May 5th,1995
deadline for accomodation requests May 30th,1995
last date for cancellation refunds June 1st,1995
deadline for two page abstract June 28th,1995

For everybody who is interested in the symposium and has not yet been
informed a brief version of the announcement will follow:

International Society of Biomechanics
B iomechanics of F unctional F ootwear Symposium
June 28-30, 1995
German Sports University Cologne, Germany

The Symposium is intended to fit conveniently into the schedules of
those attending the ISB Congress in Jyvaeskyla, Finland (July 2nd-
6th). Direct flight are available daily from Duesseldorf via Helsinki.

The primary aim of the ISB working group is to provide a forum for
those interested in biomechanical aspects of clinical, athletic and
other kinds of functional footwear. The Symposium will built on the
successful format of the first Symposium, with extended seminar
presentations by envited speakers and opportunities for extended
discussion of significant issues in footwear biomechanics. App. half
of the Symposium will be devoted to original papers.

- the influence of footwear on the kinematics and kinetics of human
- the influence of footwear and footwear design on human performance
- application of biomechanics research to the design of clinical and
athletic footwear
- the role of footwear in the prevention and treatment of deseases of
the lower extremity
- the role of footwear in the prevention and treatment of athletic
- influence of footwear on the etiology, occurence and frequency of
athletic injuries
- the relationship between shoe biomechanical properties and human
subjects' perceptions
- methods for laboratory and field measurement of a shoe's
biomechanical properties

The official language will be English.

Accommodation in one of the given hotels should be made directly with
the local organisers in Cologne, as we negotiated discounted rates
for the Symposium participants. On campus accommodation will be
allocated on a first come first served basis, with student
applications preferred.

single double
hotel A 150,- 100,- per person per night
hotel B 200,- 140,- per person per night
on campus 120,- per person for all 3 nights
(prices are given in German Marks)

The hotel rates include a breakfast buffet. The rate for on campus
accommodation does not include breakfast. Note that the on campus
rate is the total for all three nights. Even if you will stay only
one night we have to charge you the total amount of 120,- DM.

Registration fees

early registration normal registration on-site
before May 5,1995 after May 5, 1995
participants 150,- 175,- 200,-
students 120,- 150,- 200,-
companions 50,- 60,- 70,-
registration for accompanying persons consists of tickets to social
Events only.

The most inexpensive and convenient way for both you the participant
and the organisers to pay your bill is your credit card.
Give us
1. the credit card company (VISA, Diner's Club, American Express,
Mastercard and Eurocard are welcome)
2. the card number
3. the expiration date
4. the billing address
5. the amount of money you have calculated to be paid.
6. your arrival and departure dates
7. the hotel category you want to stay in.

Send this information to:

German Sports University Cologne
Institute for Athletics and Gymnastics
Dr. Axel Knicker
Carl Diem Weg 6
50927 Cologne
or by fax +49 221 4973 454
or email: turn_knick@rz.dshs.uni-koeln.de

! Do not send me any abstracts !

Hope to see many of you in Cologne