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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 sport sciences, 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
  • Injury Prevention

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

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


Luís ReisUniversity of Porto, Portugal
Peter FederolfUniversity of Innsbruck - Institute of Sport Science, Austria
Antoine NordezUniversity of Nantes, France
Hermano KrebsMassachusetts Institute of Technology, United States


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper 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 the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers 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 that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers 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 paper 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 and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). The Congress Proceedings will be submitted to appropriate indexes for indexation.

Important Dates

Complete Papers
Complete Paper Submission: June 24, 2014 (expired)
Authors Notification: July 28, 2014 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: August 11, 2014 (expired)

Extended Abstracts
Paper Submission: July 6, 2014 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 28, 2014 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
August 11, 2014 (expired)


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/


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


Laura CapranicaUniversità degli Studi di Roma "Foro Italico", Italy

Program Committee Members/Reviewers

Duarte Araújo, Faculdade de Motricidade Humana - Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal
Arnold Baca, University of Vienna, Austria
Bill Baltzopoulos, Brunel University, United Kingdom
José Barela, Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil
Karl-Peter Benedetto, Landeskrankenhause Feldkirch, Austria
Rodrigo Bini, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
David Bishop, Victoria University, Australia
Daniel Boullosa, Universidade Católica de Brasília, Brazil
Nick Caplan, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Chris Carling, Institute of Coaching and Performance, University of Central Lancashire and Lille Football Club, Lille, France
Felipe Carpes, Universidade Federal do Pampa, Brazil
Maria António Castro, Coimbra Health School - IPC, Portugal
Li-Shan Chou, University of Oregon, United States
Floren Colloud, Université de Poitiers, France
Nuno Cordeiro, Escola Superior de Saúde Dr. Lopes Dias do Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Rita Cordovil, Faculdade de Motricidade Humana - Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal
Nelson Cortes, George Mason University, United States
Giuseppe D'Antona, University of Pavia, Italy
Brian Day, University College London, United Kingdom
Fernando Diefenthaeler, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Zachary Domire, East Carolina University, United States
Hayri Ertan, Anadolu University, Turkey
Vasileios Exadaktylos, BioRICS, Belgium
Timothy Exell, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
José Faria, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Paulo Fernandes, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Karsten Froberg, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
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
Rui Gonçalves, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra - Coimbra Health School, Portugal
Eric Greska, University of West Florida, United States
Terry Haggerty, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Walter Herzog, The University of Calgary, Canada
Florentina Hettinga, Northumbria University, Netherlands
Nicola Hodges, University of British Columbia, Canada
Eric Hoffman, George Washington University, United States
François Hug, The University of Queensland, Australia
Patria Hume, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Gareth Irwin, Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Hanna Isaksson, Lund University, Sweden
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
Silvio Lorenzetti, Swiss Federal Institute of Sport Magglingen SFISM, Switzerland
Sean Maw, Mount Royal University, Canada
Melitta McNarry, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Chris Mills, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Fabio Nakamura, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Brazil
Mitsuo Ochi, Hiroshima University, Japan
I. Olfert, West Virginia University, United States
Raul Oliveira, Faculdade de Motricidade Humana - Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Matthew Pain, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
António Palmeira, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Portugal
Evangelos Pappas, University of Sydney, Australia
Pedro Passos, Faculdade de Motricidade Humana - Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Carl Payton, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
José Pereira, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Portugal
María Pérez Ansón, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Noel Perkins, University of Michigan, United States
Alessandro Pezzoli, DIST - Politecnico di Torino and Università di Torino, Italy
David Rowlands, Griffith University, Australia
Scott Sailor, California State University, Fresno, United States
Helena Santa-Clara, Faculdade de Motricidade Humana - Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Alison Sheets, Nike Sports Research Lab, United States
Luís Silva, Universidade Lusiada, Portugal
James Skinner, Indiana University, United States
Christos Spitas, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Kazumoto Tanaka, Kindai University, Japan
Normand Teasdale, Laval University, Canada
David Thiel, Griffith University, Australia
Rui Torres, North Polytechnic Institute of Health, Paredes, Portugal
Herbert Ugrinowitsch, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Kirsti Uusi-Rasi, UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Finland
Benedicte Vanwanseele, KU Leuven, Belgium
João Vilas-Boas, Faculty of Sport, and Porto Biomechanics Laboratory, University of Porto, Portugal
Eric Wallace, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Hans Weghorn, BW Cooperative State University Stuttgart, Germany
Edward Winter, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Yanxin Zhang, The University of Auckland, New Zealand