On behalf of the Baltic Society of Sport Sciences (BSSS), Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuanian National Olympic Committee and Lithuanian Olympic Academy we have the honour to invite you to take part in the work of the 12th Baltic States Sport Science Conference „Sport Science for Sports Practice and Teacher’s training” in Vilnius, Lithuania. Vilnius hosts the BSSS conference for the third time. Vytautas Magnus University Education Academy has the honour to assume the main responsibility for the organization of the Conference. The annual event brings together the teaching staff, research fellows and doctoral students from the institutions of university-level education in the Baltic States and several other countries. Traditionally, the conference offers the opportunity for colleagues to learn about the research results yielded by others and to launch or renew cooperation projects. The format of the conference hopefully encourages academic discussions and interaction between the participants and renowned scientists who have been invited to deliver keynote speeches. The conference traditionally includes competition for the award of young scientists, who get the chance to exchange ideas and establish contacts for developing their research projects. The conference is held in the Best Western Hotel Conference Centre that has excellent facilities for a successful scientific meeting. The conference venue is located in the city centre, allowing easy access to several hotels, shops and restaurants. We are looking forward to seeing you in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Prof. Dr. Rūtenis Paulauskas Chairman of the Conference Scientific Committee
Scientific Committee Prof. Rūtenis Paulauskas (Chairman) Vytautas Magnus University Prof. Sniegina Poteliūnienė Vytautas Magnus University Prof. Algirdas Raslanas Vytautas Magnus University Prof. Audronius Vilkas Vice President of BSSS Prof. Albertas Skurvydas Lithuanian Sports University Prof. Aivaras Ratkevičius Lithuanian Sports University Prof. Edmundas Jasinskas Lithuanian Sports University Prof. Jonas Poderys Lithuanian Sports University Prof. Juris Grants Latvian Academy of Sports Education Prof. Janis Zidens Latvian Academy of Sports Education Prof. Andra Fernate Latvian Academy of Sport Education Prof. Priit Kaasik University of Tartu Prof Mati Pääsuke University of Tartu Prof. Jaak Jürimäe University of Tartu Prof. Rūta Dadelienė Vilnius University Assoc.Prof. Aušra Lisinskienė Vytautas Magnus University Prof. Asta Šarkauskienė Klaipėda University
Organizing Committee Prof. Kazys Milašius (Chairman) Prof. Algirdas Raslanas Prof. Linas Tubelis Prof. Darius Radžiukynas Assoc. Prof. Einius Petkus Assoc. Prof. Donatas Gražulis (Executive secretary) Assoc. Prof. Eglė Kemerytė Riaubienė Assoc. Prof. Ramunė Žilinskienė Dr. Artūras Akelaitis Ramūnė Motiejūnaitė
Title: The 12th Conference of Baltic Society of Sport Sciences „Sport Science for Sports Practice, Teacher Training and Health Promotion”
Date: April 25 - 26, 2019, Vilnius, Lithuania
Conference language: English
Call for abstracts: One presenter can submit only one abstract where he/she is the first author. The same presenter may be a co-author in other abstracts (the number is not limited). Summaries of keynote lectures and all abstracts accepted for oral and poster presentations will be published as e-book of abstracts.
Oral presentation Duration of the presentation:
International keynote speakers – 30 min.
Baltic keynote speakers – 30 min.
Other oral presentation –15 min.
The presenters are expected to report to the chair(s) of section 5 minutes before the beginning of the session. Presentations in Power Point format have to be downloaded before the beginning of the oral session. No downloading is allowed directly before the planned time of presentation. Oral presentations are delivered in English.
Poster presentation Duration of the presentation - 3 min. The space guaranteed for every poster is 60 cm (width) x 90 cm (height) (“Portrait”). Poster presentations are in English.
Young scientist’s award Doctoral and master students who wish to compete for the Young Investigator Award submit the abstract for the oral presentation as the first author and make the presentation by themselves. Poster presentations cannot be nominated for the award. Four awards of equal size are issued, one for each conference topic.
Topics of the Conference:
Scientific management of high performance athletes‘ training and sport movements
Educational and psychological aspects of athletes‘ and teacher’s training
Sport’s physiology, biochemistry, medicine
Physical activity, recreation and health
Preliminary programme Hotel Best Western, Vilnius
25 April, 2019 Arrival and registration till 15.00 15.00 Opening ceremony 15.15-17.15 Plenary meeting (One International and three Baltic keynote speakers) 17.15-17.30 Coffee-brake 17.30-19.30 Young scientists’ presentations in sections 20.00 Banquet
26 April, 2019 08.00-9.00 BSSS Board meeting 9.00 – 11.00 Meetings in sections (oral and poster) 11.00-11.30 Coffee-brake 11.30-13.00 Meetings in sections (oral and poster) 13.00-13.30 General discussion and closing ceremony 13.30 Lunch and departure
4th of February, 2019 - Beginning of Conference registration and Abstract’s submission 15th of March, 2019 - Deadline for abstract’s submission
1st of April, 2019 - Notification of acceptance to the authors
15th of March, 2019 - Deadline for early registration
10th of April, 2019 - Deadline for all registrations
Registration fee include: conference materials, welcome cocktail, lunch, banquet, coffee brakes. The size of payment varies by category of participants and time of registration. Payment has to be conducted in euro.
Conference fee to be transferred to: Account holder Lithuanian Olympic Academy Registration code:
IBAN: AB Swetbank LT Lithuanian Swedbank SWIFT code Lithuanian Swedbank bank code Please include keywords „BSSS“ and the name(s) of participant(s)
Call for papers and GUIDELINES Most valuable articles (in English), prepared according to the requirements will be published in the journals:
SPORTO MOKSLAS (SPORTS SCIENCE) All the information for the authors please find on the website: http://www.sportomokslas.leu.lt/index.php/SP/about It is planned to publish articles in the journal issues No 2-4 Abstracting and Indexing Information Indexed in the index Copernicus, included in SPORTDiscus (EBCCO), German Federal Institute for Sport Science Literature SPOLIT databases.
Baltic Journal of Sport Science and Health
All the information for the authors please find on the website: http://www.lsu.lt/lt/zurnalas Abstracting and Indexing Information Indexed in Central and Eastern European Academic Source (EBSCO), IndexCopernicus, SPORTDiscus with Full Text (EBSCO).
Venue and accomodation
Conference venue is Hotel Best Western Vilnius, , Vilnius.Standard single room – 75 Eur per nightStandard double room – 85 Eur per night More information https://www.bestwestern.com We ask all Conference guests to order the hotel themselves.Hotel Best Western Vilnius is located right in the centre of the capital city, Konstitucijos avenue, in a modern district of business, commerce and entertainment.The hotel services, cosy interior, qualified staff and convenient location will appeal to all guests, whether travelling for business purpose or as tourists.
Prof. Rūtenis Paulauskas Phone: E-mail:
Assoc. Prof. Donatas Gražulis Phone: E-mail:
Prof. Kazys Milašius Phone: E-mail:
Conference office is the Vytautas Magnus University Education Academy