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On behalf of the Planning and Advisory Committees, we are delighted to invite you to experience the 4th International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance (ICSPP 2017). Held at the world class Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, this meeting will carry on the rich legacy of information exchange and dialogue among international partners.

The ICSPP is the most important international conference in applied military human performance research and therefore attracts experts from all over the world. The congress covers a broad range of disciplines including physical training programs and adaptions, occupational and physical performance, testing and assessment, injury prevention, public health and health promotion, nutritional considerations, human factors, ergonomics, equipment design, biomechanics, load carriage, gender integration issues, thermoregulation and environmental issues, deployment considerations, and psychological and cognitive factors.

The 4th ICSPP will apply a lifecycle theme whereby symposia, poster sessions and featured science sessions by international experts will be organised across key areas including recruitment, training, operational deployment and sustainment. A number of interactive forums, including roundtables and think-tank discussions will be held to assist in the translation of research to practice, and the identification of research priorities across service members’ lifecycles.

We hope to see you in Melbourne in 2017 for the 4th ICSPP.

Dr Jace Drain
ICSPP 2017 Co-Chair

Dr Dan Billing
ICSPP 2017 Co-Chair


Key Dates

Registration Opens 25 November 2016
Call for Abstracts Opens 25 November 2016
Call for Session Proposals Opens 25 November 2016
Applications for Student Travel Grants Open 25 November 2016
Call for Session Proposals Closes 30 April 2017
Applications for Student Travel Grants Closes 31 May 2017
Call for Abstracts Close 30 June 2017
Notification to Authors and Travel Grant Applications 18 August 2017
Early Bird Registration Deadline 28 September 2017
ICSPP 2017 28 November - 1 December 2017

Congress Awards & Travel Grants

Through the Agreement of Cooperation between the Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group and the International Military Sports Council (CISM) for the 4th International Congress on Soldiers' Physical Performance 2017 (ICSPP 2017) a number of congress awards and travel grants have been established. The ICSPP Congress Awards acknowledge the outstanding contributions of individuals and organisations and are decided at the end of the conference and announced at the conference networking dinner. The awards include ICSPP-CISM Best Oral Presentation Award, ICSPP-CISM Best Poster Presentation Award, and ICSPP-CISM Lifetime Achievement Award. A total of ten travel grants will be awarded. Firstly, five ICSPP-CISM Student Travel Grants valued at 750 Euros per successful applicant will be offered for graduate students (PhD or MSc) to participate in the 4th ICSPP. Secondly, five ICSPP-CISM Early Career Researcher Travel Grants valued 500 Euros per successful applicant will be offered for early career researchers.

Further details on Congress awards and travel grants is available at the Congress website.


Discover Melbourne

A packed agenda of food, wine, sports and arts is your introduction to the best of Melbourne – from its creative, exciting city centre, to its buzzing neighbourhood hubs. It's the gateway to Victoria's world-class wineries, natural springs, peninsulas, spectacular coastline and alpine villages, making it the ideal destination for easy access to pre and post Conference touring.

Visitors will find Melbourne an exciting city to explore. Modern architecture and design is juxtaposed with heritage buildings reflecting Australia’s cultural history. But beneath the city’s impressive façade, lies the true heart and soul of the city; laneways which snake the city grid to reveal cafes and bars, fashion houses, boutiques, innovative cuisine, galleries, theatres and museums.

Melbourne has a lively passion for social eating and drinking, which is reflected in the thousands of restaurants serving up gastronomic experiences from around the world. Everywhere you will uncover a vast array of fashionable cafes, where you can enjoy Melbourne's extensive coffee and cafe culture to the fullest.


The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is superbly located on the banks of Melbourne's Yarra River, close to the heart of the CBD and just 30 minutes from Melbourne's International Airport. The new Convention Centre has received worldwide acclaim for achieving a 6 Star Green Star environmental rating by the Green Building Council of Australia, the first in the world for a convention centre.

The modern complex is a landmark in the area, perched on the south bank of the Yarra River, and surrounded on all sides by trams, trains, buses, taxi ranks and ample car parking. A short stroll along the iconic Southbank Promenade places you in the heart of Melbourne city – Australia's culture, cuisine and events capital – where visitors can enjoy a perfect café latte or award-winning local wine at any time of day or night.

The venue is an easy walking distance from a range of accommodation options, which will be available to delegates to book at the time of registering for the conference.

Sponsorship & Exhibition

Why Sponsor and/or Exhibit at ICSPP 2017?

ICSPP 2017 will provide an excellent opportunity to promote your company, to support your brands and to maintain a high profile amongst specialists. It offers a unique platform to interact with an international group of researchers, practicing professionals and influential industry representatives. All sponsors and exhibitors will be widely acknowledged leading up to and during the congress. Your company will benefit significantly from exposure to an interested, relevant and influential audience in an informal yet informative environment away from the competition of everyday distractions.

An exciting range of sponsorship opportunities has been developed to ensure a successful outcome for all sponsors and stakeholders. Sponsorship packages have been designed to suit a range of budgets. Early confirmation of your Congress sponsorship will ensure an even higher level of exposure.

Sponsorship Prospectus View the Sponsorship & Exhibition Prospectus
Sponsorship and Exhibition Application form Download the Sponsorship and Exhibition Application Form

For further information and to discuss how you could become involved in the Congress, contact the ICSPP 2017 Congress Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager:

Emma Bowyer
GPO Box 3270
Sydney NSW 2001

T: +61 2 9254 5000
F: +61 2 9251 3552
E: sponsorship@icspp-australia2017.org


Contact Us

ICSPP 2017 is proudly
managed by

ICSPP 2017 Conference Secretariat

ICMS Australasia
GPO Box 5005
South Melbourne VIC 3205

P: +61 (0) 3 9682 0500
F: +61 (0) 3 9682 0344

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