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Call for Papers

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

SCOPE

Most human activities, including sports, are becoming more and more technological. Engineering in general and Information Technology in particular are important in the 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 other application areas in sports. This congress intends to be a meeting point for both academics, sport professionals and practitioners to exchange ideas and develop synergies.

Authors are encouraged to highlight the benefits of technology for sports either in general or in a particular application. Ideas regarding sports related issues using technology will arise from this congress. Papers describing case studies, advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques indicating future directions in sports technology are particularly of interest. Papers should describe original work in any of the areas listed below. Accepted complete papers, presented at the congress, will be published in the Proceedings of icSPORTS, with ISBN, both on paper and digitally. 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. Presentation format can be chosen between oral and poster sessions.

CONGRESS AREAS

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:

1. COMPUTER SYSTEMS IN SPORTS
2. HEALTH AND SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY
3. SIGNAL PROCESSING IN HUMAN MOVEMENT
4. SPORT PERFORMANCE AND SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY


AREA 1: COMPUTER SYSTEMS IN SPORTS

  • Computer Supported Training
  • Multimedia and Information Technology
  • Simulation and Mathematical Modeling
  • Sports Statistics and Analyses
AREA 2: HEALTH AND SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY

  • Applied Physiology and Exercise
  • Health and Fitness
  • Prevention and Rehabilitation
AREA 3: SIGNAL PROCESSING IN HUMAN MOVEMENT

  • Sport Biomechanics
  • Biosignals and Biodevices Engineering
AREA 4: SPORT PERFORMANCE AND SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY

  • Coaching
  • Training and Testing

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Andrey KoptyugMid Sweden University, Sweden
Andreas MierauInternational University of Health, Exercise and Sports (LU:NEX), Luxembourg
Gert-Peter BrüggemannInstitute of Biomechanics and Orthopaedics, German Sport University Cologne, Germany

PAPER SUBMISSION

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.

Publications

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 12, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification: July 24, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: September 25, 2017 (expired)

Extended Abstracts
Paper Submission: July 10, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification:
September 18, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 25, 2017 (expired)


SECRETARIAT

icSPORTS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: icsports.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.icsports.org/

CONGRESS CHAIR
CONFERENCE CHAIR

Jan CabriNorwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

João Vilas-BoasFaculty of Sport, and Porto Biomechanics Laboratory, University of Porto, Portugal
Pedro Pezarat-CorreiaFaculdade de Motricidade Humana, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Program Committee Members/Reviewers

Arnold Baca, University of Vienna, Austria
José Barela, Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil
Rodrigo Bini, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
David Bishop, Victoria University, Australia
Daniel Boullosa, Universidade Católica de Brasília, Brazil
David Cabello Manrique, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Laura Capranica, Università degli Studi di Roma "Foro Italico", Italy
Maria António Castro, Coimbra Health School - IPC, Portugal
Floren Colloud, Université de Poitiers, France
Alberto Concu, Università di Cagliari, Italy
Nuno Cordeiro, Escola Superior de Saúde Dr. Lopes Dias do Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Cathy Craig, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
Giuseppe D'Antona, University of Pavia, Italy
Sebahattin Devecioglu, Firat University, Faculty of Sports Sciences, Turkey
Fernando Diefenthaeler, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Luis Espejo Antúnez, Extremadura University, Spain
Vasileios Exadaktylos, BioRICS, Belgium
Timothy Exell, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
José Faria, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Peter Federolf, University of Innsbruck - Institute of Sport Science, Austria
James Fell, University of Tasmania, Australia
Ronaldo Gabriel, University of Trás-os-Montes & Alto Douro, Portugal
Marianne Gittoes, Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Terry Haggerty, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Stephen Hailes, University College London, United Kingdom
Franco Impellizzeri, University of Technology of Sydney, Australia
Henrique Jones, Clínica Ortopédica do Montijo, Portugal
Michael Kennedy, University of Alberta, Canada
Andrew Kilding, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Nicola Lai, Old Dominion Univeristy, United States
Anthony Leicht, James Cook University, Australia
Silvio Lorenzetti, Swiss Federal Institute of Sport Magglingen SFISM, Switzerland
Gregoire Millet, Institute of Sports Sciences, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Chris Mills, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Antoine Nordez, University of Nantes, France
Raul Oliveira, Faculdade de Motricidade Humana - Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
José Pereira, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Portugal
Alessandro Pezzoli, DIST - Politecnico di Torino and Università di Torino, Italy
Aurélien Pichon, Université de Poitiers, France
Fernando Ribeiro, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
David Rowlands, Griffith University, Australia
Helena Santa-Clara, Faculdade de Motricidade Humana - Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Ali Shaifnezhad, Sports Sciences Research Institute of Iran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Luís Silva, Universidade Lusiada, Portugal
Andreia Sousa, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal
Kazumoto Tanaka, Kindai University, Japan
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
João Vaz, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Hans Weghorn, BW Cooperative State University Stuttgart, Germany
David Whiteside, ., United States
Mark Willems, University of Chichester, United Kingdom
Hannah Wyatt, Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Shi Zhou, Southern Cross University, Australia
Walery Zukow, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland

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