The ISBS Meeting of 1999
Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia
What a great meeting by
great organizers for great people. The ISBS of 1999 in Perth Australia
presented the highest scientific quality presented by leaders from all over the World.
Thanks to Dr. Ross Sanders
and Dr. Barry Gibson for having such a great organization and great time in superb city of
This ISBS web page was
created by Gideon Ariel (Gideon Crocodile Dundee...), main sponsor of the ISBS-99 meeting.
I will try to present the various events we experienced in Perth in the following gallery.
In addition, I published step by step instructions, how to download the APAS system from
the net and install it on any Pentium based PC, Windows-98 or Windows NT, and how to
install the system from the CD which you obtained at the conference.
Again, thank you Ross
Sanders and Barry Gibson for providing a great time to all.
Gideon "Crocodile Dundee"
The International Society of Biomechanics is Sports
(ISBS) is pleased to present the Scientific Proceedings of the XVII International
Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports, held at Underwater World, Sorrento Quay, Perth,
Western Australia from June 30 to July 6, 1999.
Scientific Proceedings include the Geoffrey Dyson Lecture by Professor James Hay, six
keynote lectures, and 84 accepted original research papers. Of the last, 62 papers were
presented orally and 22 as posters based on author preference. Each paper was reviewed by
two experts in the topic area. The papers were then classified as 'accept', 'accept with
minor changes', 'reject and resubmit', or 'reject. All authors, except those whose papers
were rejected without the opportunity to resubmit, were required to respond to reviewers'
comments and to make the requested changes to the satisfaction of the editors of the
Proceedings. Of the 93 scientific papers submitted, 84 were eventually accepted to appear
in the Scientific Proceedings. The relatively low rejection rate was due to general
adherence to the strict guidelines disseminated to ensure the quality of submissions.
These guidelines may be viewed on the Symposium Home Page at: http.,Ilwww.uni-stuttgart.delExtemalllsbsI -->
Conferences -> 1999, Perth--> Submission of Papers
editors wish to thank the authors for their efforts to comply with the standards required
for publication in the Scientific Proceedings of the ISBS. We also thank the members of
the Scientific Committee for their competent and thorough reviews.
International Society of Biomechanics; in Sports is confident that this and future
publications will contribute to the major goal of the Society, that is, to 'bridge the gap
between sports biomechanics researchers and practitioners in teaching, coaching, training
and rehabilitation'. In addition to the scientific program and its proceedings, that goal
is also being achieved through 'special activities' and workshops. These include the
ongoing work of the ISBS Working Party for Research currently led by Professor Larry
Noble. In conjunction with this Symposium a 'workshop on data smoothing' has been
conducted by Professor Graeme Wood as a collaborative venture of the International Society
of Biomechanics; in Sports and the International Society of Biomechanics. Congratulations
to Professor Renato Rodano and Professor Gunter Rau for facilitating this healthy
affiliation between the ISBS and ISB. Also, in an attempt to serve coaches and sports
people, an'applied program' comprising 26 lectures on topics related to tennis, swimming, fundamental skills, and
acrobatics/gymnastics was organised. Notes and proceedings of the foregoing are available
through the ISBS.
Perth, June 1999
Ross H. Sanders
Barry J. Gibson
Ross Sanders (Chair)
ISBS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Hans Gros President
Stuart Miller Secretary General
Manfred Vieten Treasurer
Julie Steele Vice President/Publications
Tony Bauer Vice President/Conferences
Renato Rodano Vice President/Public Relations
Larry Noble Vice President/Research and Projects
Eugene Brown Vice President/Awards
Ross Sanders (chair), Hans Gros, James Dowfing, Stuart Miller, Manfred
Vieten, Julie Steele, Tony Bauer, Renato Rodano, Larry Noble, Eugene
Brown, Rodney Barrett, Jurgen Krug, Bruce Mason, Henrik Sorensen,
Danny Too, Stephen Haake, Joao Abrantes, Richard Smith, Jo Wolf, Laurie
Malone, Jackie Hudson, Bojan Jost, San Yeon Woo