Zine Time at ACCSS 2010

I had an opportunity after the Asian Conference of Computer Science in Sports (ACCSS) held at the Japan Institute of Sports Sciences to explore the functionality offered by OpenZine.

I had posted previously about Zines and had found out about OpenZine since then. “OpenZine is a publishing platform with web browser based tools that provides an easy way for anyone to make their own magazine, for free.”

I thought it might be an interesting way to share some of the social aspects of the Conference.

I used some of the photographs taken by Rafet Irmak and myself to illustrate the Zine. It was possible to add video to the Zine and I will try this next time I use the template.

There is a tweet function built into the Zine. The tweet that went out on the publication of the Zine was:

The Zine is at this link.

I apologise that the site contains adverts and I appear to be promoting a Thai Girls Dating website! I am not sure if this is because I have posted the Zine from Japan. I do apologise for any offence the adverts may cause. This feature of the Zine may limit my use of it.

The concept of the Zine is great for someone like me who has little design knowledge.

Conference Session 5: ACCSS

The Asian Conference of Computer Science in Sports (ACCSS) is being held at the Japan Institute of Sports Sciences. The fifth and final session of the conference comprises five papers (Links to other sessions from the Conference  can be found here (session four) and here (all other sessions).) Tomohito Wada chaired this session.

Three of the five papers focussed on combat sports and two looked specifically at systems.

The first paper of the session was presented by Peter Emmermacher. His paper was entitled Video Supported Fight Analysis in Karate K-Wet-A.

Tomi Vanttinen discussed the development of a video database management system in combat sports in Finland.

Tomi looked at the use of a USB Exchange and an Archos Exchange for video use in real-time environments. With additional help, he noted that a WLAN system is used for file transfer. Tomi shared the procedure for developing a web-based archive of material through FTP procedures.

Kerstin Witte concluded the discussion of contact sports with her paper, A Software package for Assessment of Visual Perception and Anticipation Ability in Combat Sport.

Kerstin’s discussion of anticipation prompted a lot of questions about perception and anticipation.

The fourth paper of the session presented by Hristo Novatchkov moved the focus of the Conference to mobile systems. His paper was titled Current Development of a Server-Based Mobile Coaching System.

The final paper of the conference was presented by Rafet Irmak. His paper reported on Computer Software for Statistically Determined Blood Lactate Threshold.

Rafet reported how software was developed to calculate and report blood lactate threshold using statistical and mathematical models.

Chikara Miyaji closed the two day Conference. He thanked delegates for their attendance and thanked his colleagues for the support he had received in organising the Conference. He was congratulated by Arnold Baca on behalf of the delegates for a delightful two-days of formal presentations and informal discussions.