SMART SPORT conference – digitization, movement and sport 4.0

Article posted on 20.07.2017

Exercise, sport and youth culture in the era of digitisation and the internet of things – together with German Sport Youth, DFKI’s EdTec Lab invites you at September 7, 2017 to a unique conference at TU Chemnitz.

What opportunities, prospects and risks have been created by the global development of digitisation, big data and the internet of things? What new types of sport and exercise have emerged from the development of the smart city, smart village and smart region? How are the usage patterns, attitudes and self-image of teenagers and young adults affected by the pervasion of the internet in their personal lives, the public arena and sports clubs? How are sports organisations positioned, can we assess the situation and what will future developments be?

Using these and other questions, the SMART SPORT conference will focus on a highly topical development in civil society, sport, sporting organisations and science. Taking a media-didactic and technological angle, experts with various perspectives will present their views of things and engage in discussion and questions, in order to help ensure that ‘sport’ takes a step forward in both critical and reflective discourse on the topic and in the implementation of digitally supported formats as part of sports development, youth sport, club sport and even elite sport.

Keynote speakers at the conference will be Prof. Paul Lukowicz (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence DFKI) with a presentation on the topic of ‘Next Generation Personal Wearable Trainers’, Wiebke Jessen (SNUS Academy) talking about ‘Young People Between School, Leisure and Digital Media’, and Guenther Lohre (German School Sports Association, Youth Training for the Olympics JTFO) speaking on the topic of ‘Sport 4.0’.

Ten different papers examining the topic from a media-didactic and technological perspective will be presented and discussed across two different sessions. The sessions will be moderated by Prof. Andreas Hebbel-Seege (Macromedia University) and Dr. Frank Vohle (Ghostthinker GmbH). The conference organiser is German Sport Youth, part of the German Olympic Sports Federation. Registration for this conference being held at TU Chemnitz on 7 September is now open at: