On Friday the 8th of April, the Amsterdam Institute of Sport Science will be teaming up with the TU Delft Sports Engineering Institute (link) to organise the Science and Engineering Conference on Sports Innovations (SECSI). The aim of the conference is to bring together scientific research with respect to sport and sport innovation. The organising committee has been hard at work on creating a diverse programme, with 32 slots for oral presentations and a set of poster presentations, which will be held during a ‘walking lunch’. The event will take place at the Auditorium of the VU Amsterdam and will last from 9 AM to 6 PM. You are kindly invited to register on April 1st at the latest.
Prof. dr. Frans van der Helm, TU Delft Sports Engineering Institute
Prof. dr. Geert Savelsbergh, Amsterdam Institute of Sport Science (AISS)
When: Friday 8th April 2016
Where: Auditorium and Agora room, Main building VU, Amsterdam
Conference language: English
Bring together scientific research with respect to sport and sport innovation
75 euro including lunch and drinks (bank account number will be announced later). The registration fee will have to be paid by 1st of April. Apply here.
Keynote presentation of Professor dr. Steve Haake, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Engineering sport: how do you know it works, where is it going and isn’t it just cheating?
Science, engineering and technology have been used for millennia to improve sporting performance. While sports science seeks to improve the useful power output of the athlete, sports engineering aims to minimise or eradicate wasteful energy losses that slow us down. Some technologies obviously work: starting blocks in running, dimpled golf balls, carbon fibre vaulting poles. But there are others that are a little more tenuous. String savers for tennis rackets, matched golf shafts, power bands. This keynote will look at some of the advances that engineering has brought to sport and ask the question, does it really work? If it does, isn’t it just cheating? And where should the technologists working in sport go next?
Presentations: 32 slots for Oral presentation (15min = 10m + 5m Q&A time)
Poster presentation during ‘walking’ lunch
Download the full programme here.
27 February: Deadline Abstract submission
1 March: Decisions for presentations announced
4 March: Definit program
1 April: Registration deadline
8 April: Conference
Link for abstract submission
See example template for abstract format!
Local organising committee
Stacey Angel (VU)
Dr. Daan Bregman (TU Delft Sports Engineering Institute)
Neal Damen (AISS)
Patricia van Rijn (VU)
Anoek van Vlaardingen, Msc (TU Delft Sports Engineering Institute)
Prof. dr. M. van Bottenburg, University of Utrecht
Prof. dr. A.C. Brombacher, TU Eindhoven
Prof. dr. F.C.T. van der Helm, TU Delft
Prof. Dr. H.J. van den Herik, Leiden University & University of Tilburg
prof.dr.ir. H.F.J.M. Koopman, University of Twente
Prof. dr. K.A.P.M. Lemmink, UMCG
Prof. dr. l. van Loon, Maastricht University
Dr. A. Nieuwenhuys, Radboud University
Dr. J. Stubbe, HVA & Codarts
Prof. dr. G.J.P. Savelsbergh, VU, HVA
Dr. S.I. de Vries, HHS
Dr. N. van Veldhoven, NOC-NSF, Windsheim
Dr. E. Verhagen, VUMC
Prof. dr. S. Vos, Fontys & TU Eindhoven