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Darren Stefanyshyn
02-12-1999, 02:51 AM
ISB Technical Group on Footwear Biomechanics Fourth Symposium
Second Announcement and Call For Papers

August 5 – 7, 1999
Greenwood Inn, Canmore, Canada

The Fourth Symposium of the Technical Group on Footwear Biomechanics will be
held August 5-7, 1999 in Canmore, Canada. Canmore is a small town of 9000
inhabitants located in the Rocky Mountains approximately 100 km west of
Following on successful previous meetings in Calgary, Cologne and Tokyo the
Symposium will include invited speakers, free communication and discussion
forums. The symposium will directly preceed the International Society of
Biomechanics XVIIth Congress being held from August 8-13, in Calgary.

Invited Speakers
Dr. Joseph Hamill - Evaluation of Shock Attenuation
Dr. Thomas Milani Perception - The Relationship of Biomechanical and
Subjective Data

Special Seminar – Biomechanically Driven Developments in Sport Shoe
Dr. Simon Luethi Adidas - Feet You Wear Technology
Dr. Martyn Shorten Nike - Tuned Air Technology
Dr. Yasunori Kaneko Mizuno - Wave Plate Technology

Nike Basic Research Award $1000US
Adidas Applied Research Award $1000US
Mizuno Young Investigator Award $1000US

Student Support
Thanks to the following sponsors, Adidas, Nike, Converse and Mizuno,
travel/accommodation support for students will be provided. The amount of
the support will be dependent on the financial success of the conference.

Important Dates
March 31 Paper Submission Deadline
May 15 Notification of Acceptance
June 1 Early Registration
August 5 Welcome Reception
August 6 Scientific Sessions
August 7 Scientific Sessions and Banquet
August 8 ISB Congress Welcome Reception in Calgary

Early Registration:
Full $ 125 CDN
Student $ 65 CDN

Late Registration (after June 1):
Full $ 150 CDN
Student $ 85 CDN

The conference site is the Greenwood Inn in Canmore. Discounted room rates
are available for conference participants. Room descriptions are available
on the hotel website and room rates are listed on the registration form (see
the conference website listed below).

Submission of Papers
A short 2-page paper should be submitted by March 31, 1999. The young
investigator award is open to researchers up to the age of 35. An
application letter should accompany those papers, entering the competition.
No formal application is necessary for the Nike Basic Research Award and the
Adidas Applied Research Award. All other submitted papers, except for the
invited and special seminar lectures, automatically enter the competition
for these awards. All papers (Word RTF-Format / MAC or IBM) should be sent
as attachments via e-mail to:
Only if no e-mail access is possible, you can also send the file on floppy
disc to:

Dr. Ewald Hennig, Sportbiomechanik – Universität GH Essen, D-45117, Germany

Instructions for paper submission can be found and downloaded at the
following website :


All accepted papers will be available as PDF files by the end of June and
can be downloaded from the above website.

Please visit the above website for additional information and updates
regarding registration, accommodation, awards and other details regarding
the conference.

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