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#IACSS2011: Post Facto

I was not able to blog live from the IACSS Eighth International Symposium of Computer Science in Sport. Here is my first report of events at the Symposium held at the Shanghai University of Sport. The program extended over three days. Each daily report is shared as a Word Document. Day One IACSS11 Day 1 Day Two IACSS11 Day 2 Day Three IACSS11 Day 3 Over the three days of the Symposium there were eight keynote addresses, sixty-one oral presentations and twenty poster presentations.

Dagstuhl: Day 3 Sessions 1 and 2

Today is the final day of the Computer Science in Sport Conference (Special Emphasis:Football) at Schloss Dagstuhl. The morning session discussed Media and Data Acquisition issues. The session was chaired by Daniel Link (TU Munchen). Daniel presented first in this session. He reported on the Game Data Library Project for the Bundesliga. The aims of the Project are: Technical: better data validation and better IT infrastructure Commercial Daniel discussed the game observation process for the Game Data Library. This involves the acquisition of basic data that includes match information data, tracking data (at 25hz), event data, static video data that are used to create...

Dagstuhl: Day 2 Session 1

The Computer Science in Sport Conference (Special Emphasis:Football) at Schloss Dagstuhl on Day 2 had two morning sessions on Dynamical Systems. Jurgen Perl chaired these sessions and introduced the first presenter in the session, Dietmar Saupe (Universitat Konstanz). Dietmar noted the Wikipedia link to Dynamical Systems. He provided a mathematical introduction to dynamical systems. The abstract for Dietmar's presentation is: Based on a physical model for the forces that must be applied by pedaling while cycling and a simple physiological model for the exertion of the athlete as a function of his/her accumulated power output, an optimal riding strategy for time trials...

Dagstuhl: Day 1 Session 2

The second session on Day 1 of the Computer Science in Sport Conference (Special Emphasis:Football) at Schloss Dagstuhl was dedicated to Robocup. Sven Behnke (Universitat Bonn) introduced the session with some historical background about Robocup competitions. (Some of Sven's publications can be found here.) Bernhard Nebel (University of Freiburg, location 48° 0.822' N, 007° 50.045' E (WGS84)) provided further background about the origins of Robocup. He discussed sensor interpretation (inputs and outputs) and noted the importance of cooperative sensing. Bernhard explored the ways in which robots can act cooperatively:    Avoidance of interference    Task decomposition and re-allocation    Joint execution    Dynamic role re-assignment There...

Dagstuhl: Day 1 Session 1

The Computer Science in Sport Conference (Special Emphasis:Football) started at Schloss Dagstuhl this morning. Martin Lames is coordinating the Conference. There is a list of participants here. The first session was an introduction to Dagstuhl and to the Conference program. Themes of the Conference include: Robocup (chaired by Sven Behnke) Dynamical Systems (chaired by Jurgen Perl) Coaching (chaired by Stuart Morgan) Football and Media (chaired by Daniel Link) All these will take place in the context of the wonderful social environment of Dagstuhl and a number of unmeetings. (A note about unmeetings (via Jay Cross): New approaches create meetings that people enjoy, often organized in scant time, at minimal cost....

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...

IACSS09: Opening Keynote Address Arnold Baca

The IACSS09 Symposium has opened in Canberra at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). Professor Peter Fricker, Director of the AIS, made the formal welcome address. Professor Arnold Baca presented his perspectives on What to Expect in the Next Four Years of Computer Science in Sport in his keynote opening address. Arnold welcomed guests to 7th Symposium in his role as President of IACSS. His presentation covered the following areas: Introduction Current trends Trends in Computer Science Megatrends: ubiquitous computing and data analysis Expectations Arnold's presentation: