Abstract Submission

  • Individual authors may submit a maximum of 2 abstracts as first author.
  •  Abstracts must be submitted under one of following categories:
    • CreativeLab (e.g. talent development, creativity and collective behaviour, performance analysis, differential learning, constraint-led approaches)
    • GERON (e.g. exercise and health, ageing, chronic diseases, green exercise)
    • STRONG (e.g. sports performance, computational fluid dynamics, strength & conditioning, evaluation and testing)
    • NanoSTIMA (e.g. wearable technology, exercise and health, monitoring)
    • Multidisciplinary (e.g. physical education, pedagogy, sports management)
  • Authors should indicate their preferred type of presentation - Oral or Poster. This, however, cannot be guaranteed and will be communicated on acceptance.
  • The use of the  Abstract Template    is mandatory and the abstracts must be prepared in English.

Abstract Guidelines

  • Abstracts are to be no more than 400 words or 2000 characters without references. Figures and tables can be included.
  • Use standard abbreviations only. Within the body of the abstract, when using abbreviations spell out the name in full at the first mention and follow with the abbreviation in parenthesis.
  • Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.
  • Abstracts must contain sufficient information so that if published it will be a complete report independent of presentation.
  • The abstract should not contain statements alluding to results or conclusions not presented within the text. 



Presentation Norms

Authors should indicate which type of presentation they propose - Oral or Poster - at the time of submission. However, the Organizing Committee may propose changing the type presentation during the review process.

During the presentations the text should be presented in English, but the oral presentation can be transmitted in Portuguese, English or Spanish.

The norms for each type of presentation are the following:

Oral communication

Oral communications will have a maximum of 10 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of questions and discussion. The presentation must be conducted by the first author of the abstract. The author should provide the presentation to the elements of the organization before the start of the session.



The Posters should be printed in A0 format, with vertical orientation. Authors should affix Posters at the determined location during the periods set by the organization. During the moments set in the program, the first author must be near the poster.


Abstract Publication


Accepted abstracts will be published in a special edition of the journal Motricidade*.


* It is currently included in some of the most important international databases of indexation and abstracts, such as the ISI Web of Knowledge/Scielo Citation Index (Thomson Reuters), Elsevier (SCOPUS, EMCare), SCImago (SJR: Medicine, Health Professions), PsycINFO, IndexCopernicus, Scielo, CABI, Qualis, SPORTDiscus, EBSCO, CINAHL, Proquest, DOAJ, Redalyc, Latindex, Gale/Cengage Learning, SIIC Databases, BVS ePORTUGUESe, SHERPA/RoMEO, OCLC, Hinari/WHO, Swets Information Services, among others.
Motricidade will handle the language editing before publication.


Important Dates

Abstract submission - Until December 2
Authors notification - Until December 15
Early bird registration - Until December 31
 Authors registration - Until January 25
Registration at Congress - February 1 and 2