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.

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, China).

Arnold noted that there is a Wikipedia article about computer science in sport.

Arnold looked at developments of research in hardware, software, information management and media.

Arnold pointed out a number of cooperation links with other organisations: ISEA, ECSS, ICSSPE and IFIP.

Future trends identified by Arnold:

  • Miniaturisation
  • Sensors and Wireless Technologies
  • Open Source Hardware and Software
  • Social Networks

Daniel Link and Martin Lames (2008) have identified possibilities for computer science in sport up to 2020 in their paper Sport Informatics: Historical roots, Interdisciplinarity and Future Developments. (See also IJCSS-Volume8_Edition2_Abstract_Link)

Daniel Link presented the second paper of the first session. He was introduced by Arnold Bacca. Daniel presented a meta-theoretical perspective view of the discipline of sport informatics. (Daniel’s paper here).

I presented the third paper of the session. This is my blog post about it. This is a copy of the presentation I gave 100924 Paper

The fourth paper was presented by Tomohito Wada.

Tomohito’s paper reported his work at the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in exploring the use of digital technologies.

The concluding paper of the first session was presented by Markus Stross.