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Call for Papers: AIESEP International Conference

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Call for Papers: AIESEP International Conference

The 2019 AIESEP conference theme is Building Bridges for Physical Activity and Sport. Deadline for submissions: 7 January 2019

The 2019 scientific programme invites research, research applications, and theoretical presentations from multiple perspectives on physical education, sport pedagogy, physical activity and exercise for young children, youth and adults.  We hope to share our knowledge and understanding, and to build relationships, foster international and inter-professional collaborations and explore new perspectives for future endeavours.

Accepted papers will be presented in the following formats

Oral paper presentation

Individual or small group presentations (approximately 12-20 minutes), are grouped in parallel sessions with papers on comparable topics. Abstracts are rated on the clarity of research question(s) and/or focus of enquiry, quality of the research or potential research, significance for educational practice, policy or theory, and quality and clarity of writing.

If applying for an oral paper presentation please submit an abstract of 300 words.

Poster presentation

Individual or small group electronic poster presentations, accompanied by the author(s). Quality poster presentations must include a clear statement of the research, research methods, results, discussion and contribution of the presentation to the field of study and conference theme. Originality of the topic, visual design, layout, language and oral presentation are also important. 

If applying for a poster presentation please submit an abstract of 300 words.

Roundtable discussion

Short presentations that initiate interaction and discussion among up to 10 attendees focused on issues related to a chosen topic. If applying for a roundtable discussion, please submit an overall abstract of 200 words describing the project or issue. Roundtables are especially suited to the following:

  • Graduate student research or works in progress
  • Technology integration and application in health and physical education, physical activity, sport and professional preparation
  • Online learning success stories, issues and challenges


Self-organised seminars of up to four papers on a similar topic and presented in the same session and as relevant to the conference theme. If applying for a symposium, please submit an overall abstract of 300 words describing the symposium theme and its importance, along with an abstract of 200 words for each symposium paper.

When submitting papers for a symposium the lead person should login and add themselves as Author 1 and the other participants in the symposium as Author 2, 3 etc. In the field ‘Title and abstract’ please type the title for the symposium and the overall abstract of 300 words first. Then upload a pdf or Word document with the symposium papers as follows: Paper 1: Title. Abstract; Paper 2: Title. Abstract, etc. Preference will be given to symposia that demonstrate cohesiveness across presentations. Symposia will be accepted or rejected in total.

Guidelines for submission

Each abstract should include the following information:

  • Background and purpose: description of the problem, study objectives, research question(s) and/or hypotheses
  • Methods: study design, including a description of participants and selection strategies, data collection procedures, measures, and approaches to analysis
  • Results: specific results in summary form
  • Conclusions and implications: description of the main outcome(s) of the study and implications for practice, policy or further research

If your paper is not based on primary empirical research, the abstract should include the following:

  • Background and purpose of the proposed presentation
  • A summary of the main points of the presentation
  • How the proposed presentation addresses one or more of the conference aims and themes
  • Conclusions from and implications of your presentation for practice, policy, or subsequent research
Submission instructions

Authors may submit up to a maximum of two abstracts as first author. All abstracts must be relevant to the conference theme and/or subthemes and submitted using the abstract management system, Ex Ordo.

All abstracts need to be submitted online between Monday, 1 October 2018, and Friday, 7 January 2019.

To access the submission system, create an account from which you can login and be directed through the submission process. Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by an international panel.

Notification via email of decisions to accept or further review abstracts will take place by 28 February 2019.


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