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    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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