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Call for Abstracts DSO 2018

The Hague University of Applied Sciences greatly values international collaboration and world citizenship. Therefor we will present sports and human movement researchers from the Netherlands and abroad with the opportunity to present their research, workshop, discussion or symposium in English during the Day of Sports Research (DSO) on November 8th 2018.

The overall theme of the Day of Sports Research will be ‘In For Motion’. Further key topics will be:

* Technology & innovation

* Value of sports

* Life long exercise (movement?)

* Performance

During the afternoon there will be an opportunity to share knowledge in organize smaller, interactive sessions such as workshops, panel discussions or practical demonstrations. For these sessions you may send in an individual or group proposal through the form ‘interactive session’. It is also possible to organize a mini symposium around a certain (research) theme, see here for guidelines for the mini symposia.


  • The deadline for abstract submission is Friday 14 September 2018.
  • Submitting an abstract implies that the author will participate in DSO 2018, will subscribe and pay subscription fees, and that the author provides his or her permission for publication of the abstract on the website and social media of DSO.
  • Authors will be informed before the end of September 2018 regarding the decision of the inclusion of their submission in the final DSO-program.


Abstracts should be written according to the headings below, in order to facilitate their publication. Abstracts should be limited to 300 words and no more than three references.

Presentation title  – Short, informative and apropriate.

Introduction – Describe study background. Indicate the main research question or study objective and if relevant the main hypothesis tested.

Method – Describe the research topic and if appropriate population, selection of participants, measurements en the essential characteristics of the used methods.

Results – Provide the main findings of the study.

Discussion and conclusion – Discuss only the conclusion(s) directly resulting from the main results of the study.

Abstracts may be written in Dutch or English.

Abstracts contain only text (figures and tables are not allowed).

Indicate at the submission clearly whether you desire to participate in Dutch, English, or are willing to do both.

Questions? In case of questions concerning abstract submission or the possibility of presenting your work you may contact the organisation of DSO by e-mail: info@dagvanhetsportonderzoek.nl.