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Symposia/Special Sessions

Special sessions are very small and specialized events to be held during the conference as a set of oral and poster presentations that are highly specialized in some particular theme or consisting of the works of some particular international project. The goal of special sessions (minimum 4 papers; maximum 9) is to provide a focused discussion on innovative topics. All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book, under an ISBN reference, and on digital support. All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). The proceedings are submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar, Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic.


PerSoccer 2014Special Session on Performance Analysis in Soccer: How does Technology Challenge Current Practices? – 2nd Edition
Chair(s): Ricardo Duarte

InnovSport 2014Special Session on Innovation Society through Sport
Chair(s): Laura Capranica

Special Session on Performance Analysis in Soccer: How does Technology Challenge Current Practices? – 2nd Edition - PerSoccer 2014


Ricardo Duarte
Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Universidade de Lisboa

In the last decade there was a wealth of technological developments that imposed remarkable changes in performance analysis research and practice. The advent of such technologies radically challenged the practices of scientists and practitioners involved in professional soccer. Current challenges on this topic include i) how to maximize the technological potential into meaningful and effective information, ii) how can new technologies enhance the way we analyze and interpret data, and iii) how can we use technology to enhance player recruitment and development.

Special Session on Innovation Society through Sport - InnovSport 2014


Laura Capranica
Università degli Studi di Roma "Foro Italico"

The bi-directional transfer of knowledge from laboratory to sport performance and from sport events to research will be discussed and the role of corporate practices as a social determinant of health and physical activity will be underlined.