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Call for Papers

icSPORTS is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


In the XXI century most human activities, including sports, are becoming more and more technological. Engineering in general and Information Technology in particular are becoming an important support for many activities directly or indirectly related to sports science, including improvement of physical activities, sports medicine, biotechnology and nutrition, sports management, and all imaginable application areas in sports. This congress intends to be a meeting point of both academics and practitioners, in order to exchange ideas and developed synergies.
Authors should highlight the benefits of any kind of technology for sports either in general of regarding a particular case of application. Ideas on how to identify and approach sports issues using technology will arise from the congress. Papers describing case studies, advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are encouraged. Papers should describe original work in any of the areas listed below. Accepted complete papers, presented at the congress by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of icSPORTS, with ISBN, both on paper and digital support. All presented papers will be indexed and included in the SCITEPRESS digital library for increased visibility.
Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Biosignals and Biodevices Engineering
  • Sports Biomechanics
  • Neuromuscular Physiology
  • Motor Control and Coordination
  • Motor Learning
  • Gait and Posture

  • Physical Education and Sports for Handicapped
  • Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine
  • Injury Prevention

  • Applied Physiology and Exercise
  • Health and Fitness
  • Training and Testing
  • Coaching
  • Sports Psychology

  • Sport Statistics and Analyses
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Multimedia and Information Technology
  • Computer Supported Training
  • Simulation and Mathematical Modeling


James SkinnerIndiana University, United States
Marco NariciUniversity of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Robert NealGolf BioDynamics, United States
François HugThe University of Queensland, Australia

Authors should submit either a complete paper or an extended abstract in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the congress areas or topics. Each submission should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide their entry WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors' personal details, eventual acknowledgments and any other reference that may disclose the authors' identity.

Only original contributions should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers or Extended Abstracts that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Complete Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as an Extended Abstract. All entries must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted Extended Abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts of the congress and on CD-ROM support, without ISBN. All accepted Complete Papers (full and short) will be published in the Congress Proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support. All papers presented at the congress venue will also be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef. The Congress Proceedings will be submitted to appropriate indexes for indexation.

Important Dates

Complete Papers
Complete Paper Submission:
Authors Notification:
Camera Ready and Registration:

Extended Abstracts
Paper Submission:
Authors Notification:

Camera Ready and Registration:


icSPORTS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8813
e-mail: icsports.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.icsports.org/

Congress Chair
Jan Cabri, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway


Pedro Pezarat-CorreiaFaculdade de Motricidade Humana, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
João BarreirosFaculdade de Motricidade Humana, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Program Committee Members/Reviewers

Grant Abt, The University of Hull, United Kingdom
Leandro Altimari, Center of Physical Education and Sports/State University of Londrina, Brazil
Duarte Araújo, Faculdade de Motricidade Humana - Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal
Raúl Arellano, University of Granada, Spain
Arnold Baca, University of Vienna, Austria
Marco Barbero, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, Switzerland
José Barela, Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil
Mickael Begon, Université de Montréal, Canada
Karl-Peter Benedetto, Landeskrankenhause Feldkirch, Austria
Rodrigo Bini, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
David Bishop, Victoria University, Australia
Maarten Bobbert, VU University in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Daniel Boullosa, Universidade Católica de Brasília, Brazil
Angus Burnett, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Nick Caplan, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Antonio Carlos de Moraes, University of Campinas - UNICAMP, Brazil
Felipe Carpes, Universidade Federal do Pampa, Brazil
John Challis, The Pennsylvania State University, United States
Ajit Chaudhari, The Ohio State University, United States
Li-Shan Chou, University of Oregon, United States
Manuel Coelho-e-Silva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Alberto Concu, Università di Cagliari, Italy
Rita Cordovil, Faculdade de Motricidade Humana - Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal
Umberto Corrêa, Universidade de S. Paulo, Brazil
Nelson Cortes, George Mason University, United States
Aaron Coutts, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Giuseppe D'Antona, University of Pavia, Italy
Fernando Diefenthaeler, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Zachary Domire, East Carolina University, United States
Scott Drawer, UK Sport, United Kingdom
Jacques Duysens, KU Leuven, Netherlands
Carolyn Emery, University of Calgary, Canada
Emin Ergen, Ankara Üniversitesi Tip Fakültesi, Turkey
Hayri Ertan, Anadolu University, Turkey
Fabio Esposito, University of Milan, Italy
Timothy Exell, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
José Faria, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Damian Farrow, Victoria University and Australian Institute of Sport, Australia
Peter Federolf, University of Innsbruck - Institute of Sport Science, Austria
Paulo Fernandes, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
José Ferreira, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Steph Forrester, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Neil Fowler, University of Salford, United Kingdom
Ronaldo Gabriel, University of Trás-os-Montes & Alto Douro, Portugal
Conor Gissane, Saint Mary's University College Twickenham, United Kingdom
Marianne Gittoes, Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Paul Glazier, Victoria University, Australia
Eric Greska, University of West Florida, United States
Terry Haggerty, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Andy Harland, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Kozaburo Hayashi, Okayama University of Science, Japan
Mark Haykowsky, University of Alberta, Canada
Walter Herzog, The University of Calgary, Canada
Florentina Hettinga, Northumbria University, Netherlands
Franco Impellizzeri, University of Technology of Sydney, Australia
Gareth Irwin, Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Naokata Ishii, The University of Tokyo, Japan
David James, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Henrique Jones, Clínica Ortopédica do Montijo, Portugal
Michael Kennedy, University of Alberta, Canada
Andrew Kilding, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Mark King, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Andrey Koptyug, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Nicola Lai, Old Dominion Univeristy, United States
Anthony Leicht, James Cook University, Australia
Dario Liebermann, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Silvio Lorenzetti, Swiss Federal Institute of Sport Magglingen SFISM, Switzerland
Ric Lovell, The University of Western Sydney, United Kingdom
Keith Lyons, University of Canberra, Australia
Kelly Mackintosh, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Sean Maw, Mount Royal University, Canada
Melitta McNarry, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Alberto Mendes-Villanueva, ASPIRE, Academy of Sports Excellence, Qatar
Gonçalo Mendonça, Faculdade de Motricidade Humana - Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal
Amir Mohagheghi, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Kieran Moran, Dublin City University, Ireland
Fabio Nakamura, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Brazil
Geraldine Naughton, Australian Catholic University, Australia
Raul Oliveira, Faculdade de Motricidade Humana - Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Matthew Pain, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Pedro Passos, Faculdade de Motricidade Humana - Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
José Pereira, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Portugal
María Pérez Ansón, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Noel Perkins, University of Michigan, United States
Mary Rodgers, University of Maryland, United States
Scott Sailor, California State University, Fresno, United States
Helena Santa-Clara, Faculdade de Motricidade Humana - Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Elvire Servien, Groupement Hospitalier Nord. Centre Albert Trillat, France
Alison Sheets, Nike Sports Research Lab, United States
Christos Spitas, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Ben Stansfield, Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom
Kazumoto Tanaka, Kindai University, Japan
David Thiel, Griffith University, Australia
Herbert Ugrinowitsch, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Sadayuki Ujihashi, NIhon Bunri University, Japan
Kirsti Uusi-Rasi, UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Finland
Benedicte Vanwanseele, KU Leuven, Belgium
Evert Verhagen, VU University Medical Centre, Netherlands
João Vilas-Boas, Faculty of Sport, and Porto Biomechanics Laboratory, University of Porto, Portugal
Hans Weghorn, BW Cooperative State University Stuttgart, Germany
Fabio Zaina, ISICO, Italy
Yanxin Zhang, The University of Auckland, New Zealand