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Special Session on
Kinesiology in Sport and Medicine: from Biomechanics to Sociodynamics
 - K-BioS 2018

20 - 21 September, 2018 - Seville, Spain

Within the 6th International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support - icSPORTS 2018


Igor Gruic
Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb
Brief Bio
• Formal Education:
2002. M.A., 2006. MSc, and 2011. PhD in Social Sciences, Kinesiology, at Faculty of Kinesiology, Zagreb (and in 2009., Advanced Master in European Studies at Faculty of Political Sciences).
• Present employment:
Higher Science Assistant at the Faculty of Kinesiology, Zagreb, subject: Sport Games – Team Handball (also assisted in subjects: Biomechanics, Neuromuscular Biomechanical Diagnostics etc.); External associate at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Department of Electronic Systems and Information Processing, subject: Multisensor Systems and Locomotion; External associate at the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, subject: Measurement and Analysis of Human Locomotion.
• Selection of research projects:
In 2007. associate and co-author of the project funded by national Ministry of Science, Education&Sport, 34-0000000-2614 (Head: PhD D.Vuleta) "Diagnostic procedures for the assessment of fitness status in handball"; in 2014., associate in the project funded by University of Zagreb (Head: PhD V.Medved) "Pedobarographic Characteristics of Human Locomotion in Sports and Medicine"; in 2016., associate in the project " Development of Computer System for Digital Measurement of Human Body" in cooperation with the economy - IRCRO (Head: PhD M.Mišigoj-Durakovic) etc.
• Other:
Besides regular and invited lectures, in 2014., Chair of Parallel Session ‘Health, Sports Performance and Support Technology’, icSPORTS2014 - Rome, Italy, and in 2017., Chair of Parallel Session 'Mathematical Modelling in Sports', icSPORTS2017, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. Research is mostly linked with anthropology, biomechanics and motor control&learning, sociology, cybernetics, sport (team handball) and in general within kinesiology in social sciences, biomedical engineering and interdisciplinary field


Symposia is intended to cover areas of and methodology for measurement & analysis of human locomotion, within 1) classical bio-mechanics and motor control & learning (in all levels of hierarchy of information processing and motor controlling circuits – CNS, neuro-muscular-skeletal...), and 2) trends in biotechnology, ICT and applied cybernetics influencing sociodynamics of sportive & medical engagements (Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things-IoT, Internet of Services-IoS, epidemiology, notational analysis, psycho-metrics, big data, etc.) 
We expect that greatest benefits of sharing invited, selected & presented findings would arise from multi-layer & interdisciplinary transfer & exchange of knowledge about liminal values in sport performance (which implies supra-summed outcomes of all linked elements in movement patterns), and medical aspects of human locomotion (which implies compensation of weakest elements of healthy movement patterns), converged into ordinarily represented health.


  • Mathematical modelling in sport and medicine
  • Multisensory systems and locomotion
  • Neuromechanics
  • Neuromuscular biomechanical diagnostics
  • Kinanthropology and health
  • Core and peripheral elements of performance in sport and medicine
  • Robotics and automation
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Sociocybernetics


Paper Submission: July 18, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: July 23, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: July 31, 2018 (expired)


Franka Miriam Brueckler, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Ksenija Dumicic, Department of Statistics, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Glos Ho, Department of Marketing, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Bojan Jerbic, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Dániel Kehl, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pécs, Hungary
Vladimir Medved, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Marjeta Mišigoj-Durakovic, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Davor Sentija, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Goran Šimic, Croatian Institute for Brain Research, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Savvas Stafylidis, Department of Sport Science, University of Vienna, Austria
Tatjana Trošt Bobic, Department of General and Applied Kinesiology, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, Croatia


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.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the congress proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


icSPORTS Special Sessions - K-BioS 2018
e-mail: icsports.secretariat@insticc.org