Session Details

The congress will include 3 main disciplinary sections: Social Sciences, Technology and Physiology-Medicine. Offering the opportunity to include a wide range of disciplines.

Although some sessions can be on a disciplinary bases, the congress will give priority to multidisciplinary sessions that focus on specific sports or on identified topics, such as training, coaching, health, sport careers, sustainability, sport analytics, etc.

The congress will also provide networking opportunities in order to allow delegates to develop collaborative research projects and extend international scientific knowledge.

There will be 3 main disciplinary sections: Social Sciences, Technology and Physiology-Medicine. It means that contributions will include a wide range of disciplines.

Researchers in Social Sciences are invited to submit papers that tackle the main economic, social and personal issues that concern Youth and Winter Sports. For example, athletes’ careers and education, their transition or health concerns, are important issues that concern sports organisations as well coaches and families. How ski resorts and winter sport service providers can adapt to the new youth consumers demand, especially to the new digital culture, is also an important question that needs contribution from scholars. The attractiveness of winter sport is tied by public policy and contribution on the role of cities, local authorities or state are also welcome. Analysis can rely on all sorts of social sciences from history to economy, including management, psychology, sociology or geography.

Researchers in Technology are invited to submit papers on Biomechanics, Equipment, Technology etc. Winter sports are at the forefront of using high-technology for data recording and injury prevention. The specific environment (remote site, extreme temperature, high altitude) also often require innovative approaches.

Researchers in Physiology and Medicine are invited to submit papers on Training, Physiology, Hypoxia, Biology and Medicine. We welcome papers on monitoring of training loads and overreaching, injury prevention, response and use of hypoxia and cold in training, balance training, innovative training methods (blood flow restriction, vibration, electro-myostimulation etc.) with potential benefits vs limitations in youth populations.

Sessions will be organised under 4 categories

  1. Contributions on specific sports: please indicate on which sport focuses your presentation (Ice hockey, skating, biathlon, etc.)
  2. Contributions on specific topics: please indicate on which sport focuses your presentation (training, coaching, health, careers, tourism, consumption, sustainability, education, gender, media, disability, methods, ethics, etc.)
  3. Open sessions
  4. Special Topic: opportunity to propose a topic of special interest

Program at a Glance is now available!

You can now download  PDF of the Programme At A Glance. Please note that this programme and details  may be subject to change.