International Scientific Conference "Nordic Walking – Sport – Tourism in Scientific Research"

International Scientific Conference "Nordic Walking – Sport – Tourism in Scientific Research"
3th – 4th October 2013
Gdansk, Poland

- Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport (AWFiS)
- International Nordic Walking Federation (INWA)
- Polish Federation of Nordic Walking (PFNW)

Honorary patron
President of the International Nordic Walking Federation Aki Karihtala
Conference aims and scope
The aim of the conference is presentation of scientific achievements and exchange of ideas with respect of modern sport and tourism with particular emphasis on Nordic Walking

Conference sessions
1. Nordic Walking – contemporary problems and prospects
2. Sport for all in scientific research
3. Competitive sport in scientific research
4. Tourism in scientific research
5. Rehabilitation in scientific research
6. Poster session

Publication plan
Articles will be published in peer-reviewed journals Baltic Journal of Health and Physical Activity, (pt 5.48 IC and pt 5 MNISW), GeoJournal of Tourism and Geosites (pt 4.84 IC and pt 3 MNiSW) or in peer-reviewed monograph (pt 4 MNiSW in Polish or pt 5 MNiSW in English, DZ.U. (Official Gazette) of 1st August 2012 item 877).
Qualification of texts for particular journals will be done by the respective Editorial Board.
The organizers plan to release a book of abstracts that participants will receive on the day of the conference.
Information for the authors
- The articles should be submitted in Polish or English (abstracts in English only).
- Editorial requirements for articles and abstracts must meet the terms of the Baltic Journal of Health and Physical Activity. Details in the file - Information for Authors, which can be found at
- The volume of the article - at least 0.5 of publishing signature, i.e. 20,000 characters including spaces, unformatted text.
- Editorial board reserves the right to correct the language, graphics, layout and shorten the text.
- The authors receive no royalties for the published work. The first author of the article pays a publishing fee. Each conference participant can publish more than one article paying PLN 200 for each article.
- Articles not prepared in accordance with the requirements will not be accepted for publication.
- The materials should be sent in an electronic form to the e-mail address of the conference secretariat.

Language: Polish and English. Presentations in English
Presentation format: presentation, time slot – 15 minutes.
Students and this year University graduates – posters or presentation.

Important dates
- 15.06.2013 – conference registration. Please, register electronically. The registration form is available at:
- 15.07.2013 – registration fee payment
- 15.07.2013 – abstract submission (English only)
- 3.10.2013 – article text submission

Scientific Committee
Chairman: prof. Waldemar Moska, AWFiS in Gdansk

prof. Jędrzej Antosiewicz, AWFiS in Gdansk
Vida J. Česnaitienė, Ph.D., Lithuanian Sports University in Kaunas
prof. Paul Dragos, University of Oradea,
prof. Tomasz Frołowicz, AWFiS in Gdansk
prof. Juris Grants, Latvian Academy of Sport Education in Riga
prof. Alexandru Ilieş, University of Oradea
prof. Władysław Jagiełło, AWFiS in Gdansk
prof. Zbigniew Jastrzębski, AWFiS in Gdansk
prof. Roman Kalina, AWFiS in Gdansk
prof. Kazimierz Kochanowicz, AWFiS in Gdansk
prof.  Barbara Marciszewska, AWFiS in Gdansk
prof. Wiktor Mishchenko, AWFiS in Gdansk
Zbigniew Ossowski, Ph.D.,  AWFiS in Gdansk, PFNW
Krzysztof Piech, Ph.D., AWF in Biala Podlaska,
prof. Krzysztof Prusik, AWFiS in Gdansk
prof. Oscar Romeo Ramos, University of Malaga
prof. Igor Ryguła, AWFiS in Gdansk
prof. Stanisław Sawczyn, in Gdansk
prof. Anna Szczęsna-Kaczmarek, AWFiS in Gdansk
Anna Szumilewicz, Ph.D.,  AWFiS in Gdansk
Tomasz Taraszkiewicz, Ph.D.,  AWFiS in Gdansk
prof. Tomasz Tomiak, AWFiS in Gdansk
prof. Jan A. Wendt, AWFiS in Gdansk
prof. Igor Zubrzycki, AWFiS in Gdansk
prof. Grzegorz Żurek, AWF in Wroclaw, INWA

Organising Committee
Chairman: prof. Stanisław Sawczyn;     Secretary: Zbigniew Ossowski, Ph.D.
Olgierd Bojke MSc, Małgorzata Borzeszkowska MSc (INWA), Katarzyna Dzierżanowska MSc, prof. Kazimierz Kochanowicz, Monika Michałowska-Sawczyn MSc, prof. Wiktor Mishchenko, Katarzyna Osińska MSc, Krzysztof Pniewski, Ph.D., Dorota Skierka MSc,  Anna Szumilewicz, Ph.D., Monika Walder MSc, prof. Jan A. Wendt, Tomasz Wiskulski MSc, Piotr Wojdakowski Ph.D., Julia Ziółkowska MSc

Conference fee
Conference participation fee: PLN 300 or EUR 75
The conference fee includes conference materials, lunch and participation in the banquet.
Payment should be made in the account of Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego i Sportu in Gdańsk, ul. Kazimierza Górskiego 1, 80-336 Gdańsk, CITI BANK HANDLOWY
Account number:
- inland transfers: Citibank Handlowy, nr konta: 88 1030 1117 0000 0000 8899 5007, transfer title "Konferencja Nordic Walking"
- international transfers: Citibank Handlowy, IBAN: PL 88 1030 1117 0000 0000 8899 5007, SWIFT code: CITIPLPX,  transfer title "Nordic Walking Conference"

Students and this year's university graduates are exempt from the fees associated with printing reports delivered.


Recommended hotels offering a special discount for conference participants: Zajazd pod Olivką, ul. Kościerska 1 A, 80-328 Gdańsk
Hotel Oliwski, ul. Piastowska 1, 80-332 Gdańsk
Villa Palladium, ul. Czyżewskiego 20, 80-336 Gdańsk
Hotel Orbis Posejdon, ul. Kapliczna 30, 80-341 Gdańsk
Contact details
Department of Science and International Relations , Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport, Kazimierza Górskiego 1, 80-336 Gdańsk, Poland
Phone: + 48 604 402 110 or + 48 605 442 030

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