Topical Collection "Computer Science in Sport"

A topical collection in Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This collection belongs to the section "Computing and Artificial Intelligence".


Guest Editor
Dr. Christian W. Dawson

Loughborough University, Department of Computer Science
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Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

Computer Science in Sport is a cross-disciplinary topic that brings together the problem-solving capabilities of Computer Science to various theoretical and practical aspects of all sports and physical activities. Applications cover a diverse range, including the analysis of individuals and teams in competition and training; equipment design and assessment (which can include playing surfaces and clothing); biomechanics; physiological analysis; injury prediction and prevention; and tactical analysis and modelling. Areas of Computer Science that have been utilized include image processing, data mining, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, wearable devices, ubiquitous computing, and sensor technologies, to name a few.

This Topical Collection aims to bring together the latest research and ideas in this cross-disciplinary area. Its focus is on the capturing of individual and team performance during training and competition and using these data to enhance performance in the future.

Dr. Christian Dawson
Guest Editor

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  • computer science
  • team sports
  • individual performance analysis
  • biomechanics
  • physiology

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