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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
  • 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
  • Technological Support in Sport Medicine


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


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


Bjørn OlstadNorwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway
Bill BaltzopoulosLiverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Erich MüllerUniversity of Salzburg, Austria


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)

The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by DBLP, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, EI, SCOPUS, Microsoft Academic, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


Conference Date: 20 - 21 September, 2019

Paper Submission: May 20, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
June 28, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 12, 2019 (expired)

Paper Submission: June 19, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 18, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 31, 2019 (expired)


Paper Submission: July 11, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 31, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
August 7, 2019 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: May 3, 2019 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: May 3, 2019 (expired)
Paper Submission: July 18, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: July 23, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: July 31, 2019 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: August 6, 2019 (expired)

Demo Proposal: August 6, 2019 (expired)

Panel Proposal: August 6, 2019 (expired)

Authors Notification: July 23, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: July 31, 2019 (expired)


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 be held at the Vienna University of Technology - Freihaus Building, Vienna, Austria.

TU Wien (TUW) is located in the heart of Europe, in a cosmopolitan city of great cultural diversity. For more than 200 years, TU Wien has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution.


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


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


Arnold Baca, ZSU, Biomechanics, Kinesiology and Computer Science in Sport, University of Vienna, Austria
Elena Bautu, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Ovidius University Constanta, Romania
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
Gary Brickley, Sport Science, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
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
Kristof De Mey, Victoris, Ghent University, Belgium
Fernando Diefenthaeler, Centro de Desportos, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
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
Christian Finnsgård, Research, Centre for Sport and technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Federico Formenti, King's College London, United Kingdom
Isabel Fragoso, Sports and Health, Faculdade de Motricidade Humana - Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal
Ronaldo D. Gabriel, Department of Sport Science, Exercise and Health, University of Trás-os-Montes & Alto Douro, Portugal
Ramchandani Girish, Sport Industry Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
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
Andrey Koptyug, SportsTech Research Center, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Tomasz Krzeszowski, Department of Computer and Control Engineering, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland
Nicola Lai, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Old Dominion Univeristy, United States
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
Pedro Morouço, Polytechnic University of Leiria, Portugal
Fabio Nakamura, Educação Física, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Brazil
Victor Okazaki, Physical Education, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Brazil
Raul S. Oliveira, Estrada da Costa, Faculdade de Motricidade Humana - Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
António L. Palmeira, Faculdade de Educação Física e Desporto, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Portugal
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
Dorin-Mircea Popovici, Mathematics and Computer Science, Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania
Krzysztof Przednowek, Katedra nauk o czlowieku - Krzysztof Przednowek, Institute of Physical Culture Sciences, Medical College of Rzeszów University, Poland
Fernando Ribeiro, Escola Superior de Saúde, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Dietmar Saupe, University of Konstanz, Germany
Aaron Scanlan, Central Queensland University, Australia
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
Siobhan Strike, Roehampton University, United Kingdom
Mikael Swarén, Dalarna University, Sweden
Kazumoto Tanaka, Independent Researcher, Japan
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
Nico Van de Weghe, CartoGIS Cluster, Department of Geography, Ghent University, Belgium
João R. Vaz, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Hans Weghorn, Mechatronics, BW Cooperative State University Stuttgart, Germany
Hannah Wyatt, Sport Biomechanics, Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Shi Zhou, School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University, Australia
Walery Zukow, Faculty of Earth, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland

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