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Call for Papers

icSPORTS is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


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 congress 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 congress. 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 congress, 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.


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:



  • 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


  • Applied Physiology and Exercise
  • Health and Fitness
  • Sports Medicine: (Injury) Prevention and Rehabilitation


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


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


Olivier SeynnesPhysical performance, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NIH), Norway
Keith DavidsSheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Pedro MorouçoPolytechnic University of Leiria, Portugal


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.


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 ( and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).

All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (consult SCITEPRESS Ethics of Publication)

A short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of the Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by DBLP, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, EI, SCOPUS and Semantic Scholar.

Important Dates

Complete Papers
Complete Paper Submission:
Authors Notification: July 3, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: July 17, 2018 (expired)

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


icSPORTS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186


Seville is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville making it the fourth-largest city in Spain. Its Old Town, with an area of 4 square kilometers, contains three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Alcázar palace complex, the Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies.
The conference will be held at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Informática (ETSII), which is is situated in the Reina Mercedes Campus of University of Seville.


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


Pedro Pezarat-CorreiaFaculdade de Motricidade Humana, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
João Paulo Vilas-BoasFaculty of Sport, CIFI2D, and Porto Biomechanics Laboratory, University of Porto, Portugal
Octavio RiveraElectronic Technology, University of Seville, Spain


Raúl Arellano, Physical Education and Sports, University of Granada, Spain
Arnold Baca, ZSU, Biomechanics, Kinesiology and Computer Science in Sport, University of Vienna, Austria
José A. Barela, Insituto de Ciencias da Atividade Fisica e Esporte, Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil
David Berrigan, Health Behaviior Research program, National Cancer Institute, United States
David Bishop, Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL), Victoria University, Australia
Glenn Björklund, Dept. Health Sciences, Sports Tech Research Centre, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Daniel Boullosa, Universidad de León, Spain
António V. Brito, Instituto Politécnico de Santarém, Portugal
Melanie Bussey, School of Physical Education Sport and Exercise sciences, University of Otago, New Zealand
David Cabello Manrique, Facultad de Ciencias del Deporte Ctra de Alfacar, s/n, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Laura Capranica, Department of Movement, Human and Health Sciences, Università degli Studi di Roma "Foro Italico", Italy
Maria António Castro, Physiotherapy, School of Health Siences - Leiria, Portugal
Floren Colloud, Arts et Métiers, France
Nuno Cordeiro, Escola Superior de Saúde Dr. Lopes Dias do Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Peter Dabnichki, RMIT University, Australia
Giuseppe D'Antona, Public Health, Experimental and Forensic Medicine, University of Pavia, Italy
Fernando Diefenthaeler, Centro de Desportos, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Ridvan Ekmekci, Sport Management, Pamukkale University, Turkey
Luis Espejo Antúnez, C/Manuel Godoy Nº5 Escalera 2 3ºB, Extremadura University, Spain
Timothy A. Exell, Department of Sport Science, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
José M. Faria, Ciências do Desporto, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Peter Federolf, University of Innsbruck - Institute of Sport Science, Austria
Federico Formenti, King's College London, United Kingdom
Ronaldo D. Gabriel, Department of Sport Science, Exercise and Health, University of Trás-os-Montes & Alto Douro, Portugal
Conor Gissane, Sport, Health and Applied Science, Saint Mary's University College Twickenham, United Kingdom
Terry R. Haggerty, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Franco M. Impellizzeri, Health, University of Technology of Sydney, Australia
Henrique Jones, Rua Miguel Pais, 45, Clínica Ortopédica do Montijo, Portugal
Andrew Kilding, Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Iris Kimura, Independent Researcher, United States
Andrey Koptyug, SportsTech Research Center, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Anthony Leicht, Sport and Exercise Science, James Cook University, Australia
Silvio Lorenzetti, Performance Sport, Swiss Federal Institute of Sport Magglingen SFISM, Switzerland
Gregoire P. Millet, Institute of Sports Sciences, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Chris Mills, Department of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Raul S. Oliveira, Estrada da Costa, Faculdade de Motricidade Humana - Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
José D. Pereira, Rua Teodósio Rodrigues De Faria, nº 15, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Portugal
Dorin-Mircea Popovici, Mathematics and Computer Science, Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania
Fernando Ribeiro, Escola Superior de Saúde, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Ali Shaifnezhad, No 3, Alley 5, Mir Emad St., Motahari St., Sports Sciences Research Institute of Iran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Luís Silva, Universidade Lusiada, Portugal
Andreia P. Sousa, Fisioterapia, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal
Kazumoto Tanaka, Independent Researcher, Japan
David Thiel, Center for Wireless Monitoring and Applications, Griffith University, Australia
Rui Torres, Department of Physiotherapy, North Polytechnic Institute of Health, Paredes, Portugal
Herbert Ugrinowitsch, Sports, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Kirsti Uusi-Rasi, UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Finland
Benedicte Vanwanseele, Kinesiology, KU Leuven, Belgium
João R. Vaz, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Hans Weghorn, Mechatronics, BW Cooperative State University Stuttgart, Germany
Mark Willems, Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Chichester, United Kingdom
Hannah Wyatt, Sport Biomechanics, Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Shi Zhou, School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University, Australia

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