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Special Session on
Technology in Surfing
 - TechSurf 2013

21 September, 2013 - Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

Within the International Congress on Sports Science Research and Technology Support - icSPORTS 2013


Miguel Moreira
Faculty of Human Kinetics / Technical University of Lisbon


Keynote Speaker
Tony Butt
Oceanographer / freelance writer / big-wave surfer


Whether it is free surf or competition, Surfing is growing in numbers of practitioners and professionals having an huge technological investment as well as in materials (boards, wetsuits, …) and multimedia spreading having different platforms of live broadcasting.
More universities are betting in specialized surfing education (ex. Sport sciences, Coaching at Faculty of Human Kinetics-Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, Graduation, Master and Post-Graduation in Surf; Science and Technology of Surf at Plymouth University, UK and Edith Cowan University, Margaret River, Australia; Sport Management and Surf at the Southern Cross University, Tweed Heads and Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia; Estácio de Sá Polytechnic University UNESA – RJ, Brazil; Bordeaux Segalen University, Bayonne, France; Mondragon University, Irun, Spain; Physical Education, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, EUA). The investigation about this sport has grown in different areas but it is dispersed, for what it makes sense an event like this to gather the existing know-how.

The first IcSPORTS congress on Sports and Technology, includes a special session on 'Technology in Surfing' that is the first of a kind: How is technology involved in surfing in a free surf setting, as well as professional performance? And how can surfers, coaches, judges, shapers and engineers use this technology in sports to optimize performance, training, assessment, boards quality and evolution, wetsuits, waves forecast or coastal and waves protection? With this symposium, we hope to bring together researchers from all over the world to discuss the State of The Art of Sports and Technology in Surfing.'


Paper Submission: July 22, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification: July 30, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: August 28, 2013 (expired)
Presentation Schedule

09:00 Opening Session + Panel / Round-Table
Chair: Francisco Rodrigues, ANS President
1st talk: Artur Ferreira, Vice-President FPS, Former ASP Europe Tour Rep - Computer-aided judgment on Surfing
2nd talk: João Capucho, Online Media Specialist - Information Technology as Marketing Tools for Individual Athletes: the case of Portuguese Surfers
3rd talk: to confirm

10:30 Coffee-Break

11:00 Oral Presentations
Chair: Miguel Moreira
1st talk: Miguel Moreira – Technology support for sports (surfing) development
2nd talk: Pedro Bicudo - Preventive strategy of enhancing Portuguese coastlines as valuable natural resources (SOS – Save our Surf)
3rd talk: Tony Butt - Improving surf forecasts with local knowledge
Cten Carlos Fernandes. Presentation of the project: "Qual é a tua onda?"

Oral presentations – submitted papers

13:00 Lunch

14:30 Local Exhibitors Visit


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines and Templates.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at: http://www.insticc.org/Primoris
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 CD-ROM 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 (ISI), DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index). 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.
Secretariat Contacts
ICSPORTS Symposia - TechSurf 2013
e-mail: icsports.secretariat@insticc.org