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First morning session Day 2 #IASI14 and #AUSPIN14

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 were three presentations in the first morning session: Li Guihua (China) Hartmut Sandner (Germany) Chikara Miyaji (Japan) Li Li discussed the development of a scientific document service for elite Chinese sport from 2010 to the present. She described an E-learning platform that was precise and easily accessible. She noted that the Chinese Sport Information Service works with sport universities to collect, edit, index, submit, store and release information for ten sports. Six universities in the network specialise...

Coaches and Technology

I am at the Japan Institute of Sports Sciences (JISS) in Tokyo. Today I hope to meet with some coaches at the Institute to discuss their use of technology. Chikara Miyaji is my host and I am hopeful that he will help me with the translation required for the conversation with coaches. I have prepared a SlideShare for the discussions (a copy here 100927 Coaches and Technology) and I am hopeful that my use of photographs will unlock our shared understandings about coaching an performance. I do believe that whilst there are enormous cultural differences in coaching and athlete behaviour...

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...

Conference Session 1: ACCSS

Chikara Miyaji welcomed conference attendees to the Japan Institute of Sports Sciences The first keynote was presented by Arnold Baca. Arnold explored the roots of computer science in sport in: Biomechanics (Data Acquisition, Motion Analysis, Modelling) Game and Competition Analysis Sports Information (IASI) and Sports Informatics (IACSS) Arnold reviewed the history of the development of the IACSS: seven conferences have been held since 1997 (Cologne, Vienna, Cardiff, Barcelona, Hvar, Calgary, Canberra). The host for 2011 will be Shanghai, and in 2013, Anadolu. IACSS was founded formally in 2003. Arnold noted that there are six national computer science in sport associations (Germany, Austria, Croatia, India, Turkey,...

Cloud Computing and Ubiquitous Support for Coaches

I am attending the Asian Conference of Computer Science in Sports (ACCSS) in Tokyo later this week.The conference is being held at the Japan Institute of Sports Sciences. I hope to blog live from the Conference to share the presentations and discussions. This is a link to the Conference wiki. This is the draft program. I have submitted a paper for the Proceedings. The abstract of my paper is: Cloud computing is transforming the ways in which sport coaches work with athletes and enrich their own professional development. Cloud computing enables “convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources...

IACSS News: Conferences, Workshops and Congress

Some news for those interested in Computer Science in Sport and the work of the International Association of Computer Science in Sport (IACSS). The Asian Conference on Physical Education and Computer Science in Sports will be held in Hyderabad, India from 7th to 9th May 2010. The Asian Conference on Computer Science in Sport will be held at the Japan Institute of Sports Science in Tokyo from 24-26 September 2010.  To date there are twenty-six submissions from seven countries . There is still time to submit an abstract to Chikara Miyaji. Abstracts should contain: title, names of authors, organization(s), and...