Abstract Submission Deadline: Closed. Abstract Results Notifications: by 3 March 2022 Presenting Author Registration Deadline: 18 March 2022 (23:59 CET)
General Information, Topics, & Presentation Formats
Authors are required to submit their abstract online (except for small panel and roundtable sessions, which should be submitted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org). The submission deadline was extended to 6 February 2022.
Abstracts should not exceed the respective word count (see word count limits for different session formats).
Authors should submit their abstracts in English. Please note that no interpretation services will be offered during the congress.
ISSA and eass policy limits the number of papers an individual author can present: each participant can present one paper as the lead author. His or her name can appear on up to two additional papers as second or additional author, but not as the presenter. We encourage early career researchers to submit their own papers.
Abstracts will be reviewed by the members of the congress scientific committee.
Presenting authors need to register for and attend the congress.
We encourage all presenters to prepare a Power Point presentation in order to facilitate comprehension since the ISSA/eass Congress attracts an international audience.
Abstract submission is free of charge.
Registration fees must be paid by 18 March 2022 at the latest to secure the presentation during the congress and the publication of your name and abstract in the book of abstracts.
All authors agree that their abstracts will be published in the book of abstracts and online.
Sport and social theory
Methodology in sports sociology
Sport, policy and governance
Sport development and peace
Sport and sustainability/environment
Sport and social change
Sport, physical activity and social groups
Sport and physical environment
Sport and health and well-being
Sport and ageing
Sport and physical education
Sports spectatorship and fandom
Elite and mass sport events
Sport and media
Sport and ethics
Sport and identities
Sport and the body
Sport and disability
Sport and gender
Sport and integration
Sport and power relations
Sport and new technologies
Other issues related to the sociology of sport
Session and presentation formats
Session formats include traditional oral presentations, paper sessions, small panel sessions, roundtable sessions, and poster sessions. For each format, please see specifications below.
Depending on the number of presenters, we aim to operate on a 20/10 schedule (20min presentation, 10min discussion) to stimulate a meaningful discussion of papers. If there are too many abstract submissions, we will operate on a 15/5 schedule. The total length of the oral presentation sessions will be 90mins.
We encourage early career researchers to submit their own papers.
We particularly welcome symposia that include diverse groups of speakers (e.g. career stage, gender, academic/non-academic, geographical spread). Potential convenors may wish to circulate calls for interest around their chosen topic via networks, special interest groups, social media etc. to aid in this process.
Traditional Oral Presentations
Apart from empirical oriented presentations, we encourage the submission of conceptual and theoretical work. Authors are asked to indicate the focus of their submitted paper in the abstract submission system (beside the thematic session that fits to their research). The requirements for the respective abstracts are as follows:
Conceptual papers: Description of the phenomenon to be studied, Aims/Objectives, Justifications, Implications
Theoretical papers: Description of phenomenon, Aims/Objectives, Justifications, Implications
The word count for abstracts is 250 words
Submission via submission portal on the homepage
Posters should follow the new format, termed as “Poster 2.0”. Everything that you need to know about the Poster 2.0 format can be found within this online video, note – we are not insisting on the use of prescribed colour coding for different study types.
Poster abstracts (max. 250 words) should address the following points: Objectives, Methods, Findings, Discussion, Conclusion.
For the poster presentation, please use portrait style (A0 size).
Submission via submission portal on the homepage
Note: We will be awarding a prize for the best poster. Please, indicate on the abstract submission form whether you would like your poster to be entered into this competition.
Small Panel Session
These sessions focus on a specific theme to be addressed by a panel of discussants. Submitting authors should introduce the session theme; explaining what it is, why it’s important and what will be gained from the panel discussion. Further question to be addressed include: What key questions will be addressed? Who are the other panel members and what do they bring to the discussion?
These sessions can include less developed, preliminary or exploratory research. These sessions can include 4-5 presenters for 5 minutes introductions of research, followed by discussion among those presenting and conference attendees who join the roundtable. Submitting authors should introduce the topic for the roundtable session and also address the questions why this research is important and why now?