Abstract submission is through your ECSS account, exclusively. 

Abstract submission reopens 31 March 2020 and the abstract submission deadline is 3 August 2020, 11:59 CET.

Please note that the submission of abstracts will close on 03 August 2020 at 11:59 Central European Time (CET). Should you have any queries, please note our office hours on 03 August 2020 are from 9:00 to 12:00. You may contact us on: +49 221 9626 2771 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will endeavour to answer all email queries within the next working day.

Step 1

  • Enter/create your ECSS account
  • Go to “My congress 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 notification of acceptance in your ECSS account on 4 September 2020
  • Pay your registration fee – abstracts from accounts that have not paid the registration fee will be removed
  • Edit your personal details if needed
  • Check your registration status
  • Print your Invoice/Receipt/Letter of acceptance/Letter of presentation from your ECSS account


Please follow the formatting instructions below when submitting an abstract.

  • Abstract must be typed into the online Abstract Submission Form acessable through your ECSS account.
  • Abstracts are restricted to 3000 characters (including spaces and references but not names or affiliations).
  • Statements like “Data will be presented and discussed” is not acceptable.
  • The content must include research that relates to sport, sports activities, physical activity or exercise. E-sport is not covered within this definition.
  • The abstract should preferably contain original data. However, well conducted systematic reviews / meta-analyses can be accepted.
  • It may not contain any tables or graphs and is restricted to ASCII-characters only*. Please note, that an abstract prepared in a programme such as Windows Word may contain non-ASCII characters. If there are references in the text, they have to be cited at the end of the abstract (they must fit in the 3000 characters).
  • All abstract content is the sole responsibility of the author(s) of the abstract.
  • You can preview your abstract during the submission process. Abstracts will be printed exactly as they appear in the preview (simple txt format).
  • Editing is only possible at this stage.
  • Receipt confirmation of your abstract submission will be sent by e-mail.

All accepted abstracts will be published in the proceedings of the 25th Annual Congress of the ECSS, preconditioned the first author has paid the registration fee.

* To make sure your abstract only contains ASCII characters, copy-paste the text first to a text-editor like Notepad, then "Save As..." and set Encoding to "ANSI".

Abstract Models


Your registration will only be completed by payment of the registration fee.
An author may submit a maximum of one abstract as the first author. The submitted abstract must be presented at the congress by the first author. It is possible to appear as a co-author on other abstracts. Please note that after your submission has been made, further changes cannot be accepted.

Important information: Congress registration for the first author is obligatory. Not paying the registration fee will result in exclusion from the scientific programme and the Book of Abstracts.

Young Investigators Award

All abstracts that should be considered for the YIA must be labeled appropriately within the abstract submission process. Please check the detailed information on the YIA before you choose to apply for award. Please note that supplementary material and verification forms must be submitted additionally to successfully apply for the YIA.

GSSI Nutrition Award

Abstracts submitted in the area of nutrition may opt-in to apply for the GSSI Nutrition Award during the abstract submission process. Please read more here.


To register for the congress, you will need to have an ECSS account. If you do not have an account, then you will have to create one first. To create an account and join the ECSS community click here.

Registration Process

Once registration opens on 1 December 2019, please follow these steps.
Login to your ECSS account click here,
Go to the tab marked myCongress,
Follow the prompts,
Pay your congress registration fee,
You will receive a proof of payment in the form of a receipt,
Please print out your receipt and store it in a safe place,

Congratulations, you are now registered for the congress!

Registration Process (Students)

Only students that study full-time can register as a student.

Login to your ECSS account click here,
Go to the tab marked myCongress,
Follow the prompts,
Record your account number,
Pay your congress registration fee,
Send a copy of your international student ID to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quoting your account number in the email,
You will receive a proof of payment in the form of a receipt,
Please print out your receipt and store it in a safe place,

Congratulations, you are now registered for the congress!

Please note:

Registration will only be completed once you have paid the registration fee in full.
You may be able to register onsite.
If you are registering as a student, please note that we only accept the international student ID. You must provide a copy of your valid international student ID via email and only then can we finalise your registration.
An international student ID is available for every student worldwide and it provides you with many discounts, such as on hostels, restaurants, museums and much more. You can easily obtain your international student ID by visiting

Travel and Health Insurance

It is strongly recommended that all participants take out insurance to cover loss (including registration fees) incurred in case of cancellation, medical expenses and damage to or loss of personal effects. The ECSS will not be responsible for any medical costs incurred by participants. The ECSS and the Local Hosts will not accept liability for personal injuries or for loss or damage to property belonging to participants, either during or as a result of the programme.


There are multiple categories available for congress registration. Please check which one applies to you.

Registration category

Early Bird Registration.

Before or on 03 August 2020

11:59 CET1


After 03 August 2020

11:59 CET1

ECSS Members2 425.00 € 475.00 €
Non Member 600.00 € 650.00 €
Student ECSS member3 300.00 € 350.00 €
Student Non-Member3 400.00 € 450.00 €
Accompanying person4 250.00 € 300.00 €

1 Central European Time

2 Save on registration fee by becoming a 2020 ECSS Member before registering for ECSS Sevilla 2020.

3 The student fee only applies to full-time students and a copy of the international student ID-card must be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Otherwise, there will be no student registration fee payment possible.

4 No access to scientific sessions

Cancellation policy

For written cancellations received before 15 May 2020, the cancellation fee is EUR 100. Thereafter no refund will be possible.

Registration fees include


1 December 2019, 12:00*              Registration opens

31 March 2020, 12:00*                  Registration reopens

4 September 2020                        Notification of acceptance to authors

3 August 2020, 11:59*               End of early-bird registration (NEW EXTENSION)

11 September 2020, 11:59*        Deadline for registration for presenting authors (NEW EXTENSION)

28 - 30 October 2020                   Seville Congress

*Central European Time

Please note: onsite registration is also available at the congress venue during congress dates.

To register for the 25th annual congress of the ECSS, you will be asked to enter your existing or create a new ECSS account.
Abstract submission closes on 3rd August 2020, 11:59 Central European Time (CET). Please note: there will be no deadline extension. Abstract submission is free of charge.

Congress Office

ECSS Congress Sevilla 2020
Mrs Nantia Patera

Aachener Strasse 1053 - 1055
50858 Cologne - Germany


ECSS Congress Sevilla 2020

Fon: +4922196262768
Monday and Tuesday: 10:00 - 12:00
Friday: 14:00 - 16:00 CET
(Central European Time)