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Symposia/Special Sessions

Symposia or Special Sessions are small specialized events to be held during the congress as a set of oral and poster presentations dedicated to a particular theme or consisting solely of the works of a particular international research project.
Symposia and Special Sessions are typically opened with an oral presentation by the Special Session/Symposium’s chair, which establishes the context for the other presentations.

Both complete papers and extended abstracts can be submitted. All accepted extended abstracts will be published on CD-ROM without an ISBN, accepted papers will be published on digital support and in a special section of the congress proceedings book, under an ISBN reference.
The proceedings are submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Google Scholar, Semantic Scholar, and Microsoft Academic. All papers and extended abstracts presented at the congress venue will also be made available at the SCITEPRESS DIGITAL LIBRARY. SCITEPRESS is member of CrossRef.


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.