Join us at the 1st International Conference in Sports Science & Technology
The Institute for Sports Research (ISR), an international collaboration between Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore and Loughborough University (LU), UK brings you the 1st International Conference in Sports Science & Technology (ICSST).

Taking place on 11-12 December 2014, the conference brings together international speakers, researchers, scientists and industry practitioners to share and discuss the latest research findings under the following symposia:
(1) Symposium on Advanced Materials for Sports Technology
(2) Symposium on Sports Product Engineering
(3) Symposium Sports Science


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

The 1st ICSST committee also invites you to submit abstracts for one of the three symposia, as an oral or poster presentation. If you are interested to submit your abstract, please click here to proceed.
Keynote Speakers
Dr Scott Drawer

Athletic Performance Manager, Rugby Football Union (UK)

Presentation title: Rounder Wheels - a Story of Innovation

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Mr Bruno Boursier

Research & Technology Manager from Hexcel Corporation (USA)

Presentation title: Advanced Composite Solutions for Sports Applications and Beyond

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Dr Tim Lucas

Engineering Director, adidas Innovation Team (Germany)

Presentation title: Sports Product Innovation at adidas

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The 1st ICSST will present the following three symposia
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
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 engineer. 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
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
  • Thermoregulation 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