Dear ISBS Members / ISBS 2020 Authors

 

Greetings ISBS Colleagues. The ISBS Board is delighted to announce several initiatives to keep sports biomechanics moving forward despite limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please review the opportunities for your virtual and live participation with ISBS in 2020 and beyond. Thank you to the ISBS officers, board members, and conference organizers for their hard work in these difficult times. Remember ISBS needs your participation to promote the field and “bridge the gap” to coaches and athletes. 

Duane Knudson

President, ISBS

KEY DATES:

June 15th: Deadline to register for ISBS 2020 student mentor program

June 30th: Deadline to update ISBS Membership for ISBS 2020 paper publication

June 30th: Deadline to upload optional video presentation of your ISBS 2020 paper

June 30th: Deadline to self-nominate for the ISBS Student Representative position

 

July 21st: Publication of ISBS Proceedings Volume 38

July 21st-25th: Publication of ISBS 2020 Themed Video Presentations

July 21st-24th: ISBS 2020 Online Student Mentor Program

July 21st: ISBS 2020 Online Dyson Lecture

July 22nd: ISBS 2020 Online Emerging Research Award Lecture

July 23rd-24th: ISBS 2020 Online Women in Sport Biomechanics Events

July 24th: ISBS 2020 Online AGM

July 24th: ISBS Grants and Awards Announcement by ISBS President

ISBS 2020 PAPER PUBLICATION

All papers that are accepted to the ISBS 2020 conference will be published in the ISBS Proceedings Archive. The Editorial Team for the ISBS 2020 conference are currently finalizing all paper decisions. 

If you wish to publish your paper in the ISBS Proceedings Archive (Vol 38) please review the following requirements:

  1. The paper needs to be fully accepted to the conference. If you have outstanding required edits (minor or major), please address these and revise your submission. If you have questions on your paper please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  2. The paper is required to have a first author who is an ISBS member. Please update your membership on the ISBS website. The deadline for first authors to update their membership is Tuesday June 30th 2020. If you have questions on ISBS membership please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you do not wish to publish your paper in the  ISBS Proceedings Archive (Vol 38), please “withdraw” your paper to prevent receiving reminder emails from the ISBS publications committee or ISBS 2020 Editorial Board.  

ISBS 2020 VIDEO PRESENTATIONS AND AWARD

In addition to publishing the ISBS 2020 papers the ISBS publications committee will facilitate the distribution of video presentations for each published paper. These presentations are optional and are not a requirement for paper publication. The deadline for first authors to upload their video is Tuesday June 30th 2020. Authors will have two video format options; An Oral Presentation Video with a maximum time limit of 10 minutes or a Poster Presentation Video with a maximum time limit of 2 minutes. The ISBS Publications Committee will screen each video submission to review if the video is within the required time limit, presents information from a paper accepted to the ISBS Proceedings Archive (Vol 38) and does not contain any explicit content. 

Presentation videos will be distributed on the ISBS Youtube Channel and organised into playlists according to content themes. Links and details for video uploading will be announced in due course. We will also be running a one-off ISBS “People’s Choice Award” from uploaded presentations - further details will be announced in due course.  If you have questions on this initiative please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ISBS 2020 Awards:

We are pleased to announce that the majority of our Awards will continue this year despite the cancellation of the conference. The Geoffrey Dyson Award Lecture (Professor David Lloyd) and the Hans Gros Emerging Researcher Award Lecture (Dr Gillian Weir) will be presented online on Tuesday 21st July and Wednesday 22nd July, respectively (at times tbc). This year’s ISBS Fellows and Life Members will be announced online by the ISBS President, Professor Duane Knudson, on Friday 24th July (at a time tbc). Whilst there will be no New Investigator Award this year, we will be holding a one-off ISBS “People’s Choice Award” which will be open to all members who have papers in this year’s published proceedings and who upload a video presentation of their study. We are working hard on the plans for all of the above; further details, in particular for the upload of presentation videos and the People’s Choice Award, will be circulated as soon as they are confirmed.

ISBS 2020 Student Mentor Program:

The student mentor program has been a component of the annual ISBS conference since 2012 and this year will be no exception! Mentees will be matched with mentors and will meet online (at a suitable time to both members). Mentors that take part in the program come from a range of biomechanical backgrounds and are open to discussing your research, career aspirations, or sharing their experience with you. If you would like to be part of the program as either a MENTOR or MENTEE, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The registration deadline for the mentor program is Monday June 15th 2020.

ISBS 2020 Women in Sport Biomechanics Event:

Support for women in our society is increasingly important. In this first ISBS Women in Sports Biomechanics (online) event during the ISBS 2020 virtual conference, women from various stages in their careers (students, senior academics and industry) will discuss and share their journey in biomechanics. More details to follow.

ISBS 2020 Mothers Cafe:

The juggling of carer responsibilities with work has become an even larger challenge for some women, making it difficult to remain connected to our society. Whilst we can’t physically help with the daily burden, we can support each other during this lifetime event by staying connected. Join us for an informal event with other ISBS mothers during the ISBS 2020 virtual conference to discuss and share ways the society can support you. More details to follow.

ISBS 2020 Student Rep Election:

After a great term from Dr Johannes Funken (German Sports University, Cologne), we are now seeking the next ISBS student representative for the term 2020-2022. Interested candidates will be expected to submit a 3 minute video by Tuesday June 30th 2020, which should include their background and interests, why they would be a suitable student representative, their understanding of the ISBS ethos and what they would like to achieve in their term. For details on the video upload or any further request please contact Johannes Funken (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). More information about the position can be found at https://isbs.org/news/95-call-isbs20-student-rep