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ISPS 2015

Performance Education


02 | 05 September 2015

Kyoto | Japan  





The next International Symposium on Performance Science will be hosted by Ryukoku University, Kyoto, on 2-5 September 2015.


The ISPS 2015 theme, Performance Education, is intended to provide a platform for new research and discussion on processes of learning, training and review that enable effective performance. Specific research topics, fields of study, and methodological approaches have been left open intentionally to encourage interdisciplinary exchange.


Submissions detailing original research are invited from across all performance disciplines.


The official language of the conference is English.




Janet Karin

Australian Ballet School and Australian Catholic University


Hiroshi Kinoshita

Osaka University


Gary McPherson

University of Melbourne


Markus Raab

Sport University Cologne




15 January 2015: Paper/poster proposal deadline

15 February 2015: Notification of submission decision

1 March 2015: Registration opens for ISPS 2015

15 April 2015: End of early registration discount

1 May 2015: Frontiers Research Topic opens for submissions

2 September 2015: Start of ISPS 2015




Abstract submissions of 500 words (maximum) are invited for


- Spoken papers

- Poster presentations

- Symposia and workshops


Detailed instructions for submissions are available via the conference website: Submissions should be made electronically to by 15 January 2015.




The Scientific Committee is keen to encourage the attendance of students, as well as established researchers and practitioners. Therefore, the ISPS 2015 Graduate Award will be offered to one graduate student to present a keynote paper at the conference.


Detailed instructions for submissions are available via the conference website: Submissions should be made electronically to by 15 January 2015.




Each submission will be reviewed anonymously by the Scientific Committee according to its originality, importance, clarity, and interdisciplinarity. Corresponding authors will be notified by email of the Committee’s decision by 15 February 2015.




Building on the success of the ISPS 2013 Research Topic (RT) in Frontiers in Psychology, the journal is now creating a new specialty section Performance Science. The journal welcomes submissions of the highest quality of the following types:


Book Review


General Commentary

Hypothesis & Theory


Mini Review


Original Research



Technology Report


For further information on Frontiers in Performance Science, see, and to read papers published as part of the ISPS 2013 RT, visit


For ISPS 2015, a new RT will be specially created to which ISPS registered presenters can submit papers for independent peer-review. These papers will be published immediately once accepted in the journal and will additionally be compiled into an E-book after the RT submission period closes on 31 December 2015. They will also qualify for a significant reduction in the publishing fee (e.g. from 1600 to 960 Euros for Original Research articles). For further details of the Frontiers open access policy and publishing fees, see


To qualify for the ISPS 2015 RT, the first (or corresponding) author must be a registered presenter at ISPS 2015, and the manuscript should be submitted between 1 May and 31 December 2015.



Spoken papers and posters accepted for the ISPS 2015 programme will not automatically qualify for publication in Frontiers. Rather, each full submission will be reviewed rigorously through an independent process.


The ISPS 2015 RT in Frontiers (and the related E-book) will replace the Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science. A proceedings volume will not be produced for ISPS 2015; however, published articles from all previous ISPS are freely available at




Full and one-day registration options are available. Online registration will open on 1 March 2015.


For further information about the venue, submissions, graduate award, and registration, visit the conference website:





Aaron Williamon

Royal College of Music, London


Masanobu Miura

Ryukoku University, Kyoto