22nd ISSS Congress 2017
Innsbruck - Austria, April, 17th - 23rd 2017

Call for abstracts

Papers are invited on all aspects of snow sports safety including (but not limited to) injury epidemiology, equipment design and safety standards, paralympic wintersports and biomechanics, orthopaedic treatment, rehabilitation and prevention, ski patrol, ski area design & management. Contributions are particularly welcome from research students and those attending their first ISSS conference.


In memory of Sachico Yahashi, a prize will be awarded to the best paper/presentation given by a young presenter at the meeting as judged by the ISSS Scientific Committee. The value of the prize will be USD 1000.-. The result will be announced and the award presented at the conference dinner on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017.

The Sports Engineering journal are proud to be supporting the 22nd ISSS Congress. The journal are providing a prize of 300 EUR for the Best Engineering Research, delivered as a presentation or poster. The competition will be judge by a panel of experts, with the winner announced at the Congress Banquet. Sports Engineering is the official journal of the International Sports Engineering Association.
Detail on the journal webpage:

Sport Engineering Journal

Abstracts must follow the guidelines outlined below, and be submitted by email to isss2017@uibk.ac.at till December 15th, 2016.
All abstracts will be subject to review by the ISSS 2017 Scientific Committee.


All abstracts must include data and analysis and must be submitted in English and in Microsoft Word format:

  • Font – Arial, size 10.
  • Set all margins (top, bottom, right and left) at 2.5 cm.
  • Each abstract must have a title in bold centered at the top of the page.
  • This should be followed two lines down by the author(s) name(s) and affiliations.
  • The presenting author must be identified by an asterisk (*).

The abstract must follow the format below:

  • Maximum 500 words (excluding title, affiliation, references and acknowledgments). Abstracts with a word count larger than this will be rejected (important, the abstract must be one page only)
  • Introduction
  • Materials/Methods
  • Results: One figure or 1 table can be inserted together with its Caption. Figure/table should be cited in the text.
  • Discussion/Conclusions.
  • References
  • Financial conflict of interest: Authors must disclose any potential financial conflict of interest that exists with regard to the work submitted in the abstract.

For your submission, please download our Word template provided here:

Abstract Template

Abstracts will be considered for oral and poster sessions at the meeting. Please indicate in your email if the abstract is for oral presentation (Powerpoint) or poster presentation (A0 format). Also abstracts may be submitted as an email attachment to isss2017@uibk.ac.at . Please name your attachment " authors name.doc ". If submitting more than one abstract, please use the format " authors name1.doc" , " authors name2.doc".