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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
  • 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
  • Signal Analysis & Device Engineering

AREA 4: SPORT PERFORMANCE AND SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY


  • Training and Testing
  • Coaching Support Technology

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Per AagaardUniversity of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Robert Usher NewtonEdith Cowan University, Australia

PAPER SUBMISSION

Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract, but please note that accepted abstracts are presented but not published in the proceedings of the conference. Complete papers can be submitted as 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.

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.

When submitting a complete paper please note that 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.

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 complete 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 SCOPUS, Google Scholar, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Engineering Index (EI) and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Date: 28 - 29 October, 2021


Paper Submission: May 18, 2021
Authors Notification:
July 16, 2021
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 30, 2021

Paper Submission: June 25, 2021
Authors Notification:
July 30, 2021
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 7, 2021

Workshops
Workshop Proposal: May 26, 2021

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: May 26, 2021

Tutorials
Tutorial Proposal: September 13, 2021

Demos
Demo Proposal: September 13, 2021

Panels
Panel Proposal: September 13, 2021

Abstracts
Abstract Submission: July 31, 2021
Authors Notification: September 13, 2021
Camera Ready and Registration: September 22, 2021

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

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 (LABIOMEP-UP), University of Porto, Portugal

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Hande Alemdar, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Arnold Baca, University of Vienna, Austria
Glenn Björklund, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Daniel Boullosa, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
David Cabello Manrique, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Carlo Capelli, University of Verona, Italy
Laura Capranica, Università degli Studi di Roma "Foro Italico", Italy
Maria António Castro, Coimbra Health School - IPC, Portugal
Jonathan Connor, James Cook University, Australia
Cristina Cortis, University of Cassino and Lazio Meridionale, Italy
Peter Dabnichki, RMIT University, Australia
Ricardo Dantas de Lucas, Universidade Federal Santa Catarina, Brazil
Asterios Deligiannis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Kenji Doma, James Cook University, Australia
Jose Elvira, Miguel Hernández University Elche, Spain
Timothy Exell, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Sebastián Feu, University Extremadura, Spain
Federico Formenti, King's College London, United Kingdom
Ronaldo Gabriel, University of Trás-os-Montes & Alto Douro, Portugal
Xavi Garcia-Massó, University of Valencia, Spain
Dru Gladney, Pomona College, United States
Sixto González-Víllora, Universidad Castilla La Mancha, Spain
Terry Haggerty, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Andrew J Harrison, University Limerick, Ireland
Koji Ishida, Nagoya University, Japan
Henrique Jones, Clínica Ortopédica do Montijo, Portugal
Andrew Kilding, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Toshitaka Kimura, NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Japan
Pui Wah Kong, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Andrey Koptyug, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Tomasz Krzeszowski, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland
Anthony Leicht, James Cook University, Australia
Daniel Memmert, German Sport University Cologne, Germany
Chris Mills, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Luis Mochizuki, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Satyam Mukherjee, Indian Institute Management Udaipur, India
Mati Pääsuke, University Tartu, Estonia
Toh Yen Pang, RMIT University, Australia
José Pereira, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Portugal
Dorin-Mircea Popovici, Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania
Krzysztof Przednowek, Uniwersytet Rzeszowski, Instytut nauk o kulturze fizycznej, Poland
Fernando Ribeiro, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Slavko Rogan, Berner Fachhochschule, Switzerland
Dietmar Saupe, University of Konstanz, Germany
Aaron Scanlan, Central Queensland University, Australia
Andreia Sousa, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal
Veroljub Stankovic, University in Priština-Kosovska Mitrovica, Serbia
Mikael Swarén, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Kazumoto Tanaka, Kindai University, Japan
Rui Torres, North Polytechnic Institute of Health, Paredes, Portugal
Herbert Ugrinowitsch, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Hans Weghorn, BW Cooperative State University Stuttgart, Germany
Shi Zhou, Southern Cross University, Australia

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