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Organizado por FoodLab (UOC Faculty of Health Sciences), Research Group ICSO of the IN3, and Research Group GenTIC of the IN3

2020 Online Workshop on "Sports and Health Analytics Research" (October 6-7)

  • Fechas:

    Del 06/10/20 al 07/10/20

  • Lugar:

    Workshop Online, Barcelona, España (mapa)

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Good health and social wellbeing is one of the sustainable development goals in the United Nations’ 2050 agenda. There is plenty of research showing the correlation between practicing sports and health, from children to advanced ages. Hence, promoting the practice of sports among citizens contribute to improve their quality of life, improve their habits and, as a consequence, reduce expensive bills for the healthcare system. Nowadays, large quantities of data provided by official agencies (e.g., Eurostat) and by the Internet of things are available for researchers worldwide. Using methods, techniques, and algorithms from data science, business analytics, operations research, and artificial intelligence, this raw data can be transformed into information and knowledge, thus allowing for a better understanding of how sports can benefit citizens as well as for supporting smart decision making among public and private organizations in the sports and health sectors.


During this workshop we will share and promote the raising of common interests in research and transfer among people from different disciplines and knowledge areas aimed at:

  • Describing the current situation of the sports and health sectors by means of data-intensive studies.

  • Identifying emerging trends and predicting the future evolution of the sports and health sectors.

  • Supporting public and private organizations in the sports and health sectors while making informed decisions and designing data-driven policies.

  • Identifying best practices that facilitate the massive adoption of healthy habits in nutrition, physical activity and sport among citizens of all ages.

  • Integrating a gender perspective in the approach of analytics research in sports and health.


This workshop will be held in English and Spanish. All sessions are online and will be held in streaming with the option to make questions (attendants will receive a link to follow the sessions). Registration is free and required before October 4, 2020 (limited capacity available).


Dates: 6th and 7th of October 2020

Time: 10:00 to 14:00 CET



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Programa ↑ subir

This is a provisional program that might be subjected to changes.


Tuesday 6th October

10:00 - 10:10 Welcome. Marta Aymerich, UOC Vice-Rector for Strategic Planning and Research.

Sports ">10:10 - 10:30 Toni Caparrós Pons (Sport Performance Analysis Group (Uvic - UCC) / Instituto Nacional de Educación Física de Cataluña (INEFC)). "Prescripción de ejercicio físico saludable y eHealth. Variables y estado de la cuestión".

10:30 - 10:50 Montserrat Bellver Vives (Serveis Assistencials del CAR Sant Cugat del Vallès del CST (Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa). “Mujer, deporte de élite y salud ósea”. 

10:50 - 11:10 Javier Peña (Sport Performance Analysis Group (Universitat de Vic – Universitat Central de Catalunya). "How data can help to prevent sports injuries: current constraints and future perspectives”.

11:10 - 11:30 Xavi Santabàrbara Díaz (PhD Student Health and Psychology. FoodLab, UOC). “Dietary supplements and doping: an uncomfortable reality”.

11:30 - 11:50 Pau Fonseca i Casas (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya / InlabFib / Polyhedra Tech). “Overtraining simulation model for grupal sports”.

11:50 - 12:10 Break

12:10 - 12:30 Martí Casals Toquero (Sport Performance Analysis Group (Universitat de Vic – Universitat Central de Catalunya). "Sports Analytics y el papel del bioestadístico deportivo". 

Sports ">12:30 - 12:50 Beatriz Gil-Puga; Javier Peña; Albert Altarriba-Bartes (Sport and Physical Activity Studies Centre (CEEAF) ">12:50 - 13:10 María Martín (Grupo de investigación psicosocial en el deporte (FCAFYD) - INEF, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid). “Generación y transferencia de conocimiento sobre deporte y salud con perspectiva de género”.

13:10 - 13:30 Sara Rozenwajn Acheroy (Universidad de La Laguna). “Aproximación a la autopercepción de capacidades deportivas de chicos y chicas escolarizados (avance de resultados de tesis doctoral)”.

13:30 - 13:40 Final questions and closing


Wednesday 7th October

10:00 - 10:10 Welcome. Ramon Gomis, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences.


10:10 - 10:30 Carme Carrion Ribas (UOC Faculty of Health Sciences). “Salud móvil y salud: ¿vale todo?”.

10:30 - 10:50 Javier C. Vázquez (Université de Bordeaux & Universitat Oberta de Catalunya). “Ventral Tegmental Area projecting dopaminergic neurons, as a neural substrate for flexible adaptation of goal directed behaviors”.

Gender & Health

10:50 - 11:10 Maite Solans (Agència de Qualitat i Avaluació Sanitàries de Catalunya, AQuAS).“Women’s Advancement and Leadership in the Biomedical Research Centres of Catalonia”.

11:10 - 11:30 Lidia Arroyo (Gender and ICT Research Group, IN3-UOC). “#DataCOVIDGender: Gender Inequalities in the Labour Market and Incidence of COVID-19”.

11:30 - 11:50 Georgina Pujol-Busquets Guillén (FoodLab, UOC). “Nutrition and health program with women from under-resourced communities”.

11:50-12:10 Break

Sports ">12:30 - 12:50 David López López (ESADE Business School). "Contribution of Data Analytics in Sports Talent Acquisition". 

Analytics, Gender, Health, Sports

12:50 - 13:10 Milagros Sáinz (Gender and ICT Research Group, IN3-UOC). “Sesgos de género, algoritmos e inteligencia artificial”.

13:10 - 13:30 Elena Pérez Bernabeu (Universitat Politècnica de València). “Outpatient rehabilitation service: the case of the subacromial syndrome”.

13:30 - 13.50 Dae-Jin Lee (PhD statistics- BCAM - Basque Center for Applied Mathematics). “Modelling and prediction in time-to-event sports injury data: a penalized cox regression approach”.

13:50 - 14:00 Final questions and closing.


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