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Special Session/Symposium on Technology in Adapted Sports/Paralympics - TASP 2015

15 - 17 November, 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal

Within the International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support - icSPORTS 2015



Florentina Hettinga
Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation, Northumbria University



During the Paralympics in London 2012, 2.7 million tickets were sold and 1.3 million tweets on Paralympics were twittered. Adapted physical activity, as well as the role of technology in adapted sports, suddenly received increased attention. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) recognizes the importance of technological innovations and science in sports, as highlighted by the conference theme of the Paralympic VISTA meeting: ‘Equipment and Technology’ (1-4 May 2013) in Bonn. In rehabilitation sciences, adapted sports are of interest in the context of a healthy lifestyle, mobility and participation, as expressed by the 'Rehabilitation: Mobility, Exercise & Sports' in Groningen (23-25 april 2014). In the first IcSPORTS conference on Sports and Technology, a special session on 'Technology in Adapted Sports' can thus not be absent: How is technology involved in adapted sports in a daily life/health setting, as well as Paralympic performance? And how can individuals with a disability use this technology in sports to optimize health, mobility, participation or performance? With this initiative, we hope to bring together researchers from all over the world to discuss the State of The Art of Sports and Technology in Adapted Sports/Paralympics.

Authors should submit either a complete paper or an extended abstract in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, 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:
All accepted Extended Abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts of the congress and on CD-ROM support, without ISBN. All accepted Complete Papers (full and short) will be published in the Congress Proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the congress venue will also be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The Congress Proceedings will be submitted to appropriate indexes for indexation. A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Taylor & Francis in Sports Technology Journal.
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Elsevier in Human Movement Science Journal.
A short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in the Sports Engineering Journal.
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ICSPORTS Symposia - TASP 2015