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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 conference 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 conference. 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 conference, 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
CONFERENCE 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


  • Augmented Reality, Exergames and Virtual Sports
  • Computer Supported Training and Biofeedback
  • Multimedia and Information Technology
  • Simulation and Mathematical Modeling
  • Sports Statistics and Analyses
  • Neural Networks and Big Data Analysis in Sports

AREA 2: HEALTH AND SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY


  • Applied Physiology and Exercise
  • Health and Fitness
  • Technological Support in Sport Medicine

AREA 3: SIGNAL PROCESSING IN HUMAN MOVEMENT


  • Sport Biomechanics
  • Biosignals and Biodevices Engineering
  • Variability and Signal Analysis in Human Movement Studies

AREA 4: SPORT PERFORMANCE AND SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY


  • Coaching
  • Training and Testing
  • New Developments in Sports Performance Hardware

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

icSPORTS 2020 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.

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 papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar, Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic.

IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Date: 5 - 6 November, 2020


Paper Submission: May 19, 2020
Authors Notification:
July 17, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 31, 2020

Paper Submission: July 24, 2020
Authors Notification:
September 2, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 16, 2020

Workshops
Workshop Proposal: June 9, 2020

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: June 9, 2020

Tutorials
Tutorial Proposal: September 22, 2020

Demos
Demo Proposal: September 22, 2020

Panels
Panel Proposal: September 22, 2020

Open Communications
Paper Submission: September 8, 2020
Authors Notification: September 22, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: September 30, 2020

SECRETARIAT

icSPORTS Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: icsports.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.icsports.org

VENUE

Available soon.

CONGRESS CHAIR
CONFERENCE CHAIR

Jan CabriLIROMS - Luxembourg Institute of Research in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Science, Luxembourg

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

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

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

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