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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 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.


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
  • Multimedia and Information Technology
  • Simulation and Mathematical Modeling
  • Sports Statistics and Analyses
  • Neural Networks and Big Data Analysis in Sports


  • Applied Physiology to Sport, Health and Fitness
  • Technological Support in Sport Medicine
  • Data and Big Data Analytics
  • Sport Biomechanics
  • Signal Analysis & Device Engineering
  • Physiological Monitoring in Sport
  • Technology Support in Rehabilitation
  • Assistive Technology in Disabled Sports


  • Training and Testing
  • Coaching Support Technology
  • Machine Learning in Sports Performance Prediction
  • Wearable Sensors and Measurement Systems in Sport
  • Training Metrics and Data Analysis
  • Video Analysis
  • Smart Clothes
  • Environmental Monitoring and Sport
  • Activity Tracking & Fitness
  • Biomechanics of Human Movement


Cathy CraigUlster University and CEO/Co-founder INCISIV Ltd., United Kingdom
Jörn RittwegerGerman Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany


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.


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 ( 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, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 21 - 22 November, 2024

Paper Submission: June 24, 2024 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 31, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 13, 2024

Paper Submission: July 24, 2024 (extended)
Authors Notification:
September 12, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 25, 2024

Workshop Proposal: June 26, 2024 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: October 1, 2024
Authors Notification: October 14, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration: October 22, 2024

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: June 26, 2024 (expired)
Paper Submission: September 20, 2024
Authors Notification: October 4, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration: October 14, 2024

Tutorial Proposal: October 9, 2024

Demo Proposal: October 9, 2024

Panel Proposal: October 9, 2024

Abstract Submission: October 1, 2024
Authors Notification: October 14, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration: October 22, 2024


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


The conference will take place at the Vila Galé Porto hotel which is located in the beautiful and historical city of Porto in Portugal. Porto is considered to be one of the most beautiful historical towns in Portugal, with its remarkable architectural heritage shaped by history.


Carlo CapelliNeuroscience, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, Department of Neuroscience, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, University of Verona, Italy


Andrea AlivertiDipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Pedro MorouçoPolytechnic University of Leiria, Portugal


Zdravko Babic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Arnold Baca, ZSU, Biomechanics, Kinesiology and Computer Science in Sport, University of Vienna, Austria
Junior Barrera, Computer Science, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Glenn Björklund, Dept. Health Sciences, Sports Tech Research Centre, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Saeed Sadeghi Boroujerdi, University of Kurdistan, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Daniel Boullosa, Universidad de León, Spain
Laura Capranica, Department of Movement, Human and Health Sciences, Università degli Studi di Roma "Foro Italico", Italy
Tom Comyns, Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Limerick, Ireland
Miguel Correia, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
Peter Dabnichki, RMIT University, Australia
Sabrina Demarie, University of Rome Foro Italico, Italy
Cailbhe Doherty, Independent Researcher, Ireland
Hugo C. Dutra de Souza, Department of Health Sciences of Ribeirao Preto Medical School, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Mounin El Yacoubi, EPH, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France
Alireza Elahi, Kharazmi University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Jose L. Elvira, Department of Sport Sciences, Miguel Hernández University Elche, Spain
Timothy A. Exell, Department of Sport Science, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
José M. Faria, Ciências do Desporto, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Federico Formenti, King's College London, United Kingdom
Xavi Garcia-Massó, University of Valencia, Spain
Gabriel Gastélum-Cuadras, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico
Hasan Gencoglu, Firat University, Turkey
Subhankar Ghosh, St. Xavier's College, Kolkata, India
Roberto Giacobazzi, Computer Science, University of Verona, Italy
Maki Habib, Mechanical Eng. Dept., , The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Dean C Hay, School of Physical and Health Education, Nipissing University, Canada
Jose Heredia-Jimenez, Physical Education & Sports, University of Granada, Spain
Sandy Jack, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Zdravko Jotanovic, Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka, Croatia
In Ju Kim, Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Pui Wah V. Kong, Physical Education and Sports Science Academic Group, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Andrey Koptyug, SportsTech Research Center, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Oleksandr Krasilshchikov, Faculty of Sports Science and Recreation, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Anthony Leicht, Sport and Exercise Science, James Cook University, Australia
Chris Mills, Department of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Joseph Mizrahi, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Luis Mochizuki, Escola de Artes, Ciências e Humanidades, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Giuseppe Musumeci, Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences, University of Catania, Italy
Naser Nawayseh, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Zedong Nie, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology,Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Matias Noll, Education Department, Instituto Federal Goiano, Brazil
Ryohei Orihara, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Zarife Nigâr Özdemir-Kumral, Marmara University, Turkey
Toh Yen Pang, School of Engineering [Mechanical and Automotive Engineering], RMIT University, Australia
José D. Pereira, Rua Teodósio Rodrigues De Faria, nº 15, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Portugal
Cristian Petri, Sport Medicine Department - University of Florence, Italy
Nicola Petrone, University of Padua, Italy
António M. Ramos, Independent Researcher, Portugal
Fernando Ribeiro, Escola Superior de Saúde, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Alan Ruddock, Academy of Sport and Physical Activity, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Aaron Scanlan, Central Queensland University, Australia
Adérito Seixas, Escola Superior de Saude Fernando Pessoa, Fundacao Fernando Pessoa, Portugal
Andreia P. Sousa, Fisioterapia, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal
Veroljub Stankovic, Faculty of sport and physical education, University of Pristina in Kosovska Mitrovica, Serbia
Zdenek Svoboda, Faculty of Physical Culture, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic
Rui Torres, Department of Physiotherapy, North Polytechnic Institute of Health, Paredes, Portugal
Nico Van de Weghe, CartoGIS Cluster, Department of Geography, Ghent University, Belgium
Naiquan Zheng, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States

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