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Special Session on
Performance Analysis in Soccer: How is Technology Challenging Practices?
 - PerSoccer 2013

20 September, 2013 - Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

Within the International Congress on Sports Science Research and Technology Support - icSPORTS 2013


Ricardo Duarte
Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Universidade de Lisboa

Brief Bio
Ricardo is Lecturer of Training Methods of Soccer at Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Lisbon-Portugal. He were involved in soccer at various levels of coaching and technical coordination, with experiences in youth national championships and semi-professional soccer. Today, his academic career involves developing applied research on training and tactical performance analysis, mentoring young football coaches and presenting his perspective in soccer training courses, congresses and seminars.

Keynote Speaker
Chris Carling
Institute of Coaching and Performance, University of Central Lancashire, U.K. and
Lille Football Club, Lille, France


In the last decade there was a wealth of technological developments that imposed remarkable changes in performance analysis research and practice. The advent of such technologies radically challenged the practices of scientists and practitioners involved in professional soccer. Current challenges on this topic include i) how to maximize the technological potential into meaningful and effective information and, ii) how can new technologies enhance the way we analyze and interpret data.
This Special Session will join both researchers and practitioners from professional soccer showing how technology is being integrated and is changing the current practices in performance analysis field.
We invite submissions from all over the world on topics related to performance analysis in soccer, especially (but not limited to) in the current challenges that technology is placing to science and applied performance analysis in soccer.


Paper Submission: July 22, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification: July 30, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: August 12, 2013 (expired)
Scientific Program

10' – Dr. Ricardo Duarte (FMH-UL, POR): Emergent Technologies and the Current Challenges of PA Practices: Introduction to the Symposium.

Accepted oral presentations:
30' - Author(s): Combining Video and Player Telemetry for Evidence-Based Decisions in Soccer.
30' - Author(s): Monitoring the Mental Status of Football Players.
15' - Author(s): Towards the Reflective Soccer Coach from Qualitative Approach.
15' - Author(s): The Differential Effect of Game Status in the Passing Sequences of Top-Level European Football Teams.

Short break – 5'

Invited speakers:
45' - Dr. Chris Carling (Lille OSC, FRA): Performance Analysis Challenges in Professional Football Practice.
30' - Bruno Mendes (BenficaLAB, POR): Practice supported technology in elite football club settings – the case of SL Benfica.

Overall duration: 180 minutes (3 hours)


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 and Templates.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at:
Both complete papers and extended abstracts can be submitted. All accepted extended abstracts will be published on CD-ROM without an ISBN, accepted papers will be published on CD-ROM support and in a special section of the congress proceedings book, under an ISBN reference. The proceedings are submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index). All papers and extended abstracts presented at the congress venue will also be made available at the SCITEPRESS DIGITAL LIBRARY. SCITEPRESS is member of CrossRef.
Secretariat Contacts
ICSPORTS Symposia - PerSoccer 2013