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A busy day ahead at #IASI14 and #AUSPIN14 in Canberra

  The Australian Institute of Sport is hosting Day 2 of the annual meetings of the International Association for Sports Information (IASI) and the Australasian Sport Information Network (AUSPIN). There are four sessions today: Morning Afternoon I think the day will be a great opportunity to share experiences in different cultural contexts. I am looking forward to learning more about how we can connect ... openly. Photo Credit Canberra Avenue (ArchivesACT, CC BY-NC 2.0)

IASI 2014 Canberra: Trusted Aggregation and Sharing

Day 2 of the annual meeting of the International Association for Sports Information (IASI) in Canberra includes a number of discussions of trusted networks for sharing information. I attended my last IASI meeting in Leipzig in 2011. After that meeting I thought I would start my own aggregator for sport information. I chose Scoop.it as my platform for this activity. I thought liaising was a good title as it indcated working together and has IASI in the title. I have focussed on high performance issues from New Zealand, Australia, Qatar, the United Kingdom and Canada. I update my lIAISing site on Scoop.it...

IASI in Canberra 2014

This week, the Australian Institute of Sport is hosting the annual meetings of the International Association for Sports Information (IASI) and the Australasian Sport Information Network (AUSPIN). There are two days of meetings. Day 1 (10 November) includes: A welcome from Simon Hollingsworth, Australian Sports Commission. Welcome addresses by Gavin Reynolds and Hartmut Sandner A discussion of high performance projects including: an Athlete Injury Prevention Database; an athlete welfare portal; and a review of Australian sports performance. Discussions of digital sport initiatives including: a sport passport; an open sport data initiative; apps and the sport professional. The IASI General Meeting Discussions of participatory and capability development projects...

Developing Women’s Football in Jordan

Nehad Makhadmeh presented her initial PhD seminar at the University of Canberra yesterday. The aims of her research are to: Explore talent identification and development pathways in women’s sport in general and football in particular. Contribute to the flourishing of women's football in Jordan, particularly in the north of the country (establish a club team in Al Ramtha). Evaluate the potential of an Australian talent identification and development process in two Jordanian communities (Amman and Al Ramtha). Investigate the relative age effect on selection processes in Jordanian sport. Establish talent selection criteria for women's football in Jordan. Recommend long-term strategies for athlete development in women`s football...

Linking, Connecting, Sharing

Each day I receive a range of links to blogs posts and web tools. A post from the ABC (18 January) alerted me to James Fowler, Jaime Settleb, and Nicholas Christakis' work, Correlated genotypes in friendship networks. Their paper encouraged me to think about linking, connecting and sharing. The abstract of their paper notes that: It is well known that humans tend to associate with other humans who have similar characteristics, but it is unclear whether this tendency has...

Tripline: From the AIS to the JISS

A month or so ago I came across Tripline. I thought it looked a great resource so I signed up for an account. I am fascinated by cartography and my passion for it was nurtured by an outstanding Geography teacher when I was at the Alun School, Mold (in the 1960s) and by later access to the wonderful work of Alfred Wainwright's Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells. I did not have an opportunity to use Tripline until my trip to Japan. It struck me as a great opportunity to share a journey with colleagues who may travel from the...

Cloud Connections

This Friday (17 September) I am making a short presentation to the Australasian Sport Information Network (AUSPIN) meeting to be held at the National Sport Information Centre at the Australian Sports Commission in Canberra. The title of my presentation is Cloud Connections. This is the Slideshare copy of the presentation: This is a pdf copy of the presentation (8Mb) Cloud Connections. During the talk I hope to mention a number of cloud resources that will help me explore the development of a social space for sharing sport information. I am increasingly fascinated by the role informal, self-organising networks can play in...

#HPRW10: Introduction

Peter Fricker welcomed workshop delegates on the day after the Federal Budget (see this item too). In his introduction, Peter discussed the outcomes of the internal review at the Australian Institute of Sport and the aim to deliver sustained success in international sport performance. Research and development will play a key role in the AIS's mission. The strategic plan for research at the AIS involves: A focus on practical outcomes for coaches and athletes Awareness and knowledge of global practice Coordinated approaches and collaborative endeavours Demonstrable improvements in performance Communication of research findings and facilitation of better practice Peter noted that the workshop aims to...

IACSS09 Proceedings

Today is the publication day for the Proceedings of the Seventh Symposium of Computer Science in Sport. The Symposium was held in Canberra, Australia in September 2009. The Proceedings are edited by Keith Lyons, Arnold Baca and Alexis Lebedew and have the ISBN 978-0-9807160-0-9. There are twenty-seven papers in the Proceedings. In keeping with the Open Access themes of IACSS09 the Proceedings are available as an electronic document. The Proceedings can be found at Box.Net and in the Internet Archive. The Box.Net copy of the Proceedings (in Word format) can be found at this link. An htm version is available too at this link. Box.Net...

Additional Resources for #IACSS09

I have been working on the Proceedings for the International Association of Computer Science in Sport's Seventh Symposium held in Canberra in September 2009. There are a number of resources I want to add to the Symposium record and this post is a repository for some of these. For those who would like a record of the Abstracts. These can be found in a Box.Net file share. This folder on Box.Net contains twenty-three PowerPoint presentations not included in the Symposium SlideShare collection. I have included these abstracts and PowerPoint slides with the permission of the authors as a contribution to the...