Frequently Asked Questions

Please note that all deadlines refer to the Central European Time (CET).

  • Young Investigator Awards (YIA)

    What is the YIA?

    One of the key objectives of the ECSS is the promotion of junior scientists and the fostering of state-of-the-art research. For this purpose, the ECSS established the Young Investigators Award (YIA). The YIA is sponsored by European Journal of Sport Science and the winners are granted with generous cash prices. The YIA supports up-coming junior scientists, who present outstanding scientific work at the annual ECSS congresses in both oral and mini-oral categories.

    Are there any requirements to participate in the YIA?

    To successfully apply for the YIA, please see all the YIA requirements listed here.

    How do I apply for the YIA?

    You will be able to choose to apply for the YIA within the abstract submission process.

    What are the YIA reviewing criteria?

    Please find the YIA reviewing criteria here.

    How do I know that my YIA application is successful?

    Once you have applied for the YIA, you will be able to check your YIA application status in your ECSS account anytime.

    Why have I been rejected as a YIA applicant?

    If your YIA application has been rejected, we very much regret that you have not fulfilled the YIA criteria. However, please note that after being rejected from the YIA competition your abstract has gone through the normal reviewing process for non-YIA abstracts. We hope to welcome you as a congress participant at the 27th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science – ECSS Sevilla 2022.

  • Abstract Submission

    How do I submit an abstract?

    Step 1

    • enter/create your ECSS account
    • go to “myCongress data administration”
    • submit your abstract following the link “Send an abstract” (we only accept online abstract submissions!)

    Step 2

    • preview and confirm the abstract you intend to submit
    • receive your notification of acceptance in your ECSS account on 23 May 2022
    • pay your registration fee before 10 June 2022 – abstracts from the accounts that have not paid the registration fee will be deleted
    • edit your personal details if needed
    • check your registration status
    • print your Invoice/Receipt/Letter of acceptance/Letter of presentation from your ECSS account

    Your registration will only be completed upon payment of the registration fee.  

    When is the deadline for abstract submission?

    The deadline for abstract submission is 4 April 2022.

    There will be no extension.

    What are the submission criteria?

    Please find detailed information about abstract submission here.

    How many abstracts am I allowed to submit?

    An author may submit a maximum of one abstract as first author. It is possible to appear as co-author in other abstracts.

    How do I know that I successfully submitted my abstract?

    You will be able to check your abstract submission status within your ECSS account at any time.

    Will my abstract be published?

    All accepted abstracts will be published in the congress proceedings of the 27th Annual Congress of the ECSS, dependent on the first author of the abstract being registered and having paid the congress registration fee.

  • Registration

    How do I register?

    To register for the 27th Annual Congress of ECSS, first, you will be required to create an ECSS account. The account creation doesn’t mean that you are already registered for the congress.

    You will be able to submit an abstract and register for the congress through your ECSS account.

    Once you have paid your registration fee you have successfully registered for the congress.

    In which category should I register?

    The congress registration categories are divided into ECSS Member 2022, ECSS Student Member 2022, Non-Member and Non-Student Member. Please make sure to choose your registration category carefully!

    Please note that the student fee only applies to full-time students and a copy of the international student ID card must be emailed to Otherwise, there will be no student registration fee payment possible

    How can I pay my registration fee?

    Please pay your congress registration fee through your ECSS account. Online payment is possible, exclusively, with the following credit cards: VisaCard, MasterCard, American Express and Maestro.

    To print your payment invoice (before the payment) or the payment receipt at any time, please login to your ECSS account. Once you are logged in to your ECSS account, please scroll down. Below your account details you will find a section “myCongress Data Administration”. If you have paid your congress registration fee you are able to click on 'congress payment receipt'.

    How do I know that I successfully registered?

    You will be able to check your registration status in your ECSS account at any time.

    When is the registration deadline?

    The deadline for registration for presenting authors is 10 June 2022.

    How can I cancel my registration?

    To cancel your congress registration please contact

    Please note: For written cancellations received before 15 July 2022 the cancellation fee is EUR 100. Thereafter no refund will be possible.

    How do I apply for the visa? How do I obtain an invitation letter?

    Delegates from outside EU member states requiring a visa to enter Seville will be issued an invitation letter by the congress office upon request. Please address this request to The invitation letter will be issued from the host country of the congress. Please note that an invitation letter will only be issued to those participants who have paid registration fee in full.

  • Presentations

    What are the presentation formats and is there a time limit for the presentations?

    Oral presentation

    Oral presentation format is PowerPoint (16:9). Oral presentation time is 10 minutes plus 5 minutes of discussion. Oral presentations must be pre-uploaded in the Speakers Ready Room one day in advance of your presentation (e.g. Wednesday morning for presentations on Wednesday afternoon). The use of your own laptop or USB is not permitted.

    Conventional print poster (debated)

    Size is A0 (height: 120 cm, width 90 cm). The poster format is portrait. Poster presentation time will be three minutes plus two minutes of discussion. Poster presentations do not require any PowerPoint presentations. All posters shall be put up in the morning of the presentation at the poster boards established and all posters have to be removed in the evening. Pre-upload is NOT required.

    E-poster (not debated)

    The format requires a pre-upload of an e-poster in pdf format (one slide only) in landscape (horizontal) orientation (140 cm (55 in) width x 79 cm (31 in) height). The e-poster must be pre-uploaded in advance of the congress via your ECSS account (deadline 4 April 2022). Abstracts accepted in this format will be published in the eBook of Abstracts of the ECSS Sevilla 2022 congress. At the same time, the e-poster will be made available online and on-screen. The e-poster format can be accessed at any time during the congress, using widescreen TV's located in the general e-poster area. There is, therefore, no formal presentation time, and no formalised discussion time. If discussion is required, presenters will be contacted directly (by email) by interested parties.

    Why am I not in my preferred presentation category?

    The author may state preference for the type of presentation (oral or poster). The final decision however lies upon the Scientific Committees and is also due to the settings of the Scientific Programme.

    Is it possible to present a colleagues’ abstract as a substitute?

    The submitted abstract must be presented at the congress by the first author.

  • What is the COVID-19 protocol for ECSS Sevilla 2022?

    ECSS will follow the local and national guidelines for COVID-19 during the congress.

    Please find current protocols here.

  • My way around in Sevilla

    Where is the congress center?

    FIBES SEVILLA is located in the eastern part of the city between San Pablo International Airport (6km) and Santa Justa Main Train Station (3km), easily reached by car or shuttle thanks to its proximity to the ring road, and it is very well connected by the public transport network. More information can be found here.

  • After ECSS Sevilla 2022

    How do I get my ECSS Congress payment receipt?

    You can access your ECSS account through the Login section on the ECSS website. Once you have logged in to your ECSS account, please scroll down. Below your account details, there is a section containing your congress data. If you have paid your congress registration fee you are able to click on 'congress payment receipt'.

    How do I receive a confirmation of participation?

    Please access your ECSS account through the Login section on the ECSS website. Once you are logged in to your ECSS account, please scroll down to 'myCongress data administration'. After the congress you will be able to click on 'letter of attendance'.

  • COVID-19 Guidelines

    ECSS follows the local and national guidelines for COVID-19 during the congress.
    Please read more here

The new conference and exhibition centre (also known as ‘FIBES II’) has become one of the most prominent and modern venues in Europe since opening in September 2012, targeting large scale events with an international scope. This is the place where ECSS 2022 will be held. This impressive centre is ideally designed for meetings and is adjacent to the original building.
To participate in ECSS Sevilla 2022, you will be asked to register for the congress. Registration is only available through your ECSS account. To register you will be asked to enter your existing ECSS account or create a new ECSS account. Please note: registration will be completed once you have paid the registration fee. Payment is not required to submit an abstract.
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