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ISEA 2014 Conference, Back In Sheffield

Return to the birthplace of where the International Sports Engineering Association all began for its 10th conference!


The 2014 Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association

Dear Colleague,The Centre for Sports Engineering Research at Sheffield Hallam University is proud to announce that it will be the host of the 2014 Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA). The biennial conference is returning to Sheffield, 18 years after Professor Steve Haake founded the ISEA. The 2014 conference will be the 10th edition in the series and will attract a truly international delegation of leading academic and industry researchers.

Delegates will enjoy a hugely stimulating and enjoyable conference week. The scientific programme will provide the opportunity to discover and debate the latest developments in sports research, whilst the extensive social programme will provide unique experiences and help to foster friendships old and new. Full details of the scientific and social programme can be found here,

We are very pleased to announce that Professor Steve Haake and Professor Mont Hubbard are confirmed keynote speakers. These two giants of sports engineering research were made ISEA Fellows in 2012 and their keynote presentations are sure to be conference highlights. The scientific programme will include additional keynote and panel discussions from leading industry and academic experts. Full details will be announced in due course.

Industry and academic researchers are invited to submit their original work for inclusion in the conference proceedings. Papers will be blind peer reviewed and published by Elsevier Procedia Engineering in a hard bound book of proceedings, and online at Science Direct.

The conference will address the full breadth of sports engineering research and will discuss topical issues. Conference themes will include;

  • Sports equipment mechanics
  • Fluid mechanics in sport
  • Sports surfaces
  • Sports equipment measurement
  • Athlete measurement
  • Sports performance strategy.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 12th July 2013. Submit your abstract here (

We look forward to welcoming you to Sheffield in July 2014!

Yours faithfully,

David James

On behalf of the organising committee of the Engineering of Sport 10

Dr David James, Editor-in-chief, Sheffield Hallam University

Mrs Amanda Brothwell, Sheffield Hallam University

Dr Simon Choppin, Sheffield Hallam University

Dr Tom Allen, Sheffield Hallam University

Dr Jon Wheat, Sheffield Hallam University

Dr Paul Fleming, Loughborough University

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