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Special Session on
Performance Analysis in Soccer: How does Technology Challenge Current Practices? – 2nd Edition
 - PerSoccer 2014

24 - 26 October, 2014 - Rome, Italy

Within the International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support - icSPORTS 2014


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.


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, ii) how can new technologies enhance the way we analyze and interpret data, and iii) how can we use technology to enhance player recruitment and development.

The 2nd Edition of this Symposium 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 covering wide-range topics on performance analysis in soccer, especially (but not limited to) related to the current challenges that technology is placing to science and applied performance analysis in soccer.

Invited presentations
"Analysing playing styles in soccer through multidimensional data visualisation"
Hector Ruiz - Prozone Performance.Lab

"Capturing the dynamics of players passing vision"
Paul Power - Prozone Performance.Lab

"Representative design and performance analysis in soccer"
Bruno Travassos – University of Beira Interior, Portugal
25 October
17:00 - Performance Analysis of Soccer: High Technology, same Practices? - Introduction to the Symposium 2nd Edition - Ricardo Duarte
17:10 - Analyzing Playing Styles in Soccer through Multidimensional Data Visualization - Hector Ruiz
17:40 - Evaluating and Comparing Football Striker Performance Using the Generalized Linear Mixed Model- Harry Louris and Stylianos Kampakis
17:55 - Do We Need Goal Line Technology in Soccer? - Otto Kolbinger, Daniel Linke, Daniel Link and Martin Lames
18:25 - Closing day 1

26 October
09:00 - Capturing the Dynamics of Players Passing Vision - Paul Power
09:30 - The Footbonaut as an Innovative Diagnostic System - Differentiating Response Times in Soccer Players of Different Age-groups- Christian Saal, Sven Müller, Harald Fiedler, Jan Mayer and Ralf Lanwehr
09:45 - Synthetic Methods to Deal with Big Data in Soccer - The FMH Social Networks Project- Ricardo Duarte, Sérgio Tomás and Daniel Baião
10:00 - Analysis of Small Game Areas of 4vs4 and 7vs7 in Spanish Professional Football- O. Caro, L. Fradua, A. Zubillaga and J. Fernandez-Navarro
Effects of FIR-clothing on recovery after an intense plyometric exercise bout applied to elite soccer players -Cesar Cavinato Cal Abad, Irineu Loturco, Ronaldo Kobal, Saulo Gil, Franz Burini, Solange de Paula Ramos and Fabio Yuzo Nakamura
10:20 - Representative Design and Performance Analysis in Soccer - Bruno Travassos
10:50 - Closing Symposium
Symposium Scientific Committee
Christopher Carling, Lille OSC, France
Pedro Esteves, Polytechnic Institute of Guarda, Portugal
Bruno Travassos, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Luís Vilar, Lusófona University of Humanities and Tecnology & Universidade de Lisboa


Complete Papers and Extended Abstracts Submission: August 17, 2014 (expired)
Authors Notification: August 12, 2014 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: August 27, 2014 (expired)


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.
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.
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ICSPORTS Symposia - PerSoccer 2014