Letter from Conference Host

I´m pleased to invite you to the 15th Expert Scientific Meeting - ESM 2016 (www.esm2016.xyz). ESM 2016 will be held from 27th to 30th July 2016 at the Faculty of Human Kinetics at the University of Lisbon in Portugal in the wonderful area of the Portuguese West Coast.

This biennial meeting has a long tradition of more than 20 years and will combine two days of scientific presentations, educational courses and workshops, and a networking day - all dedicated to research on dynamic load distribution in biomechanics.

The conference will begin on July 27th 2016 with workshops and software & education courses presented by novel (www.novel.de) providing attendees with information on the latest advances in load distribution measurement.
Ensuing there will be two days of scientific research on the latest developments in load distribution measurement. Researchers from all disciplines (basic science, research and development, applied science, clinical, etc.) and utilizing all technologies of load distribution measurement are invited. Topics will be ranging from load distribution under the foot and on the hand to pressure distribution within artificial limbs, on seats, during sports movements, and various other applications.

The art in science® Award for load distribution measurement research will be presented for the best scientific manuscript in the field of load distribution measurement and the winner will receive a prize of EUR 5,000. Prizes will also be offered for the best presentation, best poster and the most promising proposal at the conference.

Schedule:
July 27th 2016: Workshops, Welcome reception and Registration
July 28th 2016: Registration and Presentations
July 29th 2016: Networking day
July 30th 2016: Presentations, Banquet and Awards ceremony

Important Dates:
Abstracts due: February 15th 2016
Abstract notified: April 11th 2016
Full paper due art in science® Award: May 31st 2016
Early registration: April 15th 2016
ESM 2016, Expert Scientific Meeting: July 27th - 30th 2016

The University of Lisbon (ULisboa) is the largest and most prestigious university in Portugal and one of the leading European universities. Heir to a university tradition of over seven centuries ULisboa acquires its current configuration in July 2013, following the merger of the former Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and Universidade de Lisboa. ULisboa brings together the various areas of knowledge, having a privileged position to monitor the contemporary evolution of science, technology, art studies and humanities. See www.ulisboa.pt

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and an exciting city. The cityscape of Lisbon essentially consists of constructions from the 18th century. The center of Lisbon is the Baixa. The old town is characterized by its tiled facades and medieval, narrow streets. The Torre de Belém is one of the most famous landmarks in Lisbon. In 1983, the Unesco nominated the Torre de Belém and the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (Jerónimos Monastery) as World Heritage Site. This fact also maintains the “art in science” aspect of the conference.

The welcome reception, banquet and networking day will take place in the beautiful region of Cascais and the nearby Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. Cascais can be reached from Lisbon within 30 min. The picturesque historic village Cascais has a lot to offer: culture, nature, cuisine and numerous beaches where you can just relax or do some sport.

Please make sure to register soon under www.regonline.com/esm2016!

I look forward to welcoming many of you at ESM 2016 in Lisbon next July!

Best regards,

Prof. António Prieto Veloso, PhD, Local Host ESM 2016
President, Sports and Health Department of the Faculty of Human Kinetics,
University of Lisbon, Portugal