JOIN US AT THE 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN SPORTS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

The International Conference in Sports Science & Technology (ICSST) returns for the 2nd time after its successful inaugural run.

Organised by the Institute for Sports Research (ISR), an international collaboration between Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore and Loughborough University (LU), UK, ICSST 2016, also known as ICSST16 aspires to incorporate a wider scope of topics and a bigger gathering of leading academic scientists, researchers, scholars, international speakers, renowned industry practitioners and students from around the world.

2014 saw the 1st ICSST attract about 300 delegates from 20 countries. Continuing the in-depth and thought-provoking knowledge exchange, the ICCST 2016 will involve discussions on the latest research findings under the following symposia:

1) Symposium on Advanced Materials for Sports Technology
2) Symposium on Sports Product Engineering
3) Symposium on Sports Science

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insight into a variety of topics of significant interest in sports science and technology.

The ICCST 2016 committee also invites you to submit abstracts for one of the three symposia, as an oral or poster presentation.

SYMPOSIUM ON ADVANCED MATERIALS FOR SPORTS TECHNOLOGY

Advanced materials have been increasingly used in all types of sportswear, sports equipment and facilities. This symposium aims to present the latest advancement in sports materials and technology. The scope covers the processing, characterization and performance evaluation of polymers, metals & alloys, ceramics, and composites for sports applications. The topics include, but not limited to, the following aspects:

  • Protective materials and technology: impact absorption materials and structures, e.g. helmets,body armours, braces, shin guards, etc.
  • Protective surface and coatings: UV resistant, anti-fogging, anti-slippery, self-cleaning,icephobic technology, etc.
  • Materials for sportswear: shoes, apparels, backpacks, accessories, etc.
  • Equipment in sports: bikes, golf, boards, racquets, bats, balls…
  • Sports facilities: fields, playgrounds, artificial turfs and so on
  • Computational analysis and design of sports materials and structures
  • Speciality materials: lightweight, porous, transparent, etc.
  • Smart materials for sports: sensing and environment-responsive materials and devices

Selected authors with accepted abstracts from this symposium will be invited to submit a full length paper, to be peer-reviewed for publication in Materials & Design, an Elsevier Journal with impact factor 3.997. For more information, please click here

SYMPOSIUM ON SPORTS PRODUCT ENGINEERING

Annually, millions are spent on engineering and research into various aspects relating to sports. This has inadvertently improved sporting equipment and has resulted in safer practices and enhanced performance. Examples of engineering innovations are evident from sporting activities from motor racing, cycling to tennis and golf. In addition, technology has also been deployed to improve the experience of spectators through the use of wearable cameras and wireless sensors. Papers are invited on various aspects of engineering. The topics include, but not limited to, the following aspects:

  • Wearable Devices
  • Motion Capture
  • Real-time Performance Monitoring
  • Design and Analysis of Sporting Equipment
  • Performance Enhancing Clothing
  • Training Aids
  • Simulators
  • Robotics

Selected authors with accepted abstracts from this symposium will be invited to submit a full length paper, to be peer-reviewed for publication in the Journal Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology for possible publication. The journal is indexed by the Science Citation Index (SCI).

SYMPOSIUM ON SPORTS SCIENCE

Sports science supports the development and performance of elite and recreational athletes. This symposium will highlight emerging sports science research topics and how sports science can be incorporated in the development of new sports technologies. The symposium will cover physiological, biomechanical and psychological strategies aimed at improving athletic performance and discuss how technology can aid these strategies. Specific topics include:

  • Use of sports science in understanding injury and developing programmes and technology aimed at injury reduction
  • Hermoregulation and strategies for mitigating fluid loss during exercise in the heat
  • Nutritional interventions to maximise performance, recovery and athlete development
  • Interventions to delay the onset of fatigue during exercise
  • Athlete motivation and the use of technology in developing motivational strategies
  • Running biomechanics
  • Use of sports biomechanics in footwear development
  • Swimming technologies for the monitoring and development of athletes

Selected authors with accepted abstracts from Sports Science symposium will be invited to submit a full length paper, to be peer-reviewed for publication in the Journal of Human Kinetics.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dr Michel Glotin

Dr. Michel Glotin
Director of Materials Science,
R&D Directions
Arkema
France
Presentation title:
THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES: HIGH PERFORMANCE, SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS FOR SPORTS APPLICATIONS

Dr. Tsuyoshi Nishiwaki
Executive Officer,
Head of Institute of Sport Science,
ASICS Corporation
Japan
Presentation title:
Footwear designing methodology
based on human response

Dr. Jason Tak-Man Cheung
Executive Officer,
Head of R&D and Innovation Center
Xtep (China) Co. Ltd.
China
Presentation title:
Evidence-based Footwear
Design and Innovation

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