Call for Papers | 13th World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport & 13th International Symposium on Computer Science in Sport (WCPAS2021 & IACSS2021) | University of Vienna, Austria, August 29–September 1, 2021. Call ends April 1, 2021

The World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport, first held in Burton Manor, England in 1991, has a long history as an international, academic event. In 2021 the WCPAS will be celebrating its 30 year anniversary as a distinguished platform for both established academics and people of industry in the field of performance analysis.

Over the course of four days, keynote speakers in both the field of performance analysis and computer science in sport will present their work at this Joint Congress. The main lectures will take place in the newly renovated Main and Small Ceremonial Chamber located in one of the most historical buildings of the University of Vienna. 

List of Topics

Topics include but are not limited to:

      • Sports Performance
      • Performance Analysis in Youth Sport
      • Performance Analysis in Health and Senior Sport
      • Performance Analysis of Elite Athletes and Teams
      • Technology and Performance Analysis Systems
      • Technology in Sports Coaching
      • Computer Science in Sport
      • Data Analytics
      • Virtual Reality
      • Robotics
      • Information Systems
      • Machine Learning and Data Mining
      • Visualization and Visual Analytics

For the full list of themes and topics please visit our website or follow the following link.


All authors of accepted abstracts will also have the possibility to submit a full-text version of their submission to be considered for publication in our Congress-Proceedings.

Any authors that would like their submission to be considered for publication in the proceedings are to select the option “Consideration Request (Proceedings)” in EasyChair during the Abstract submission process. (Note: Only Accepted Abstracts will be considered for publication, after which you will be prompted to submit a Full-Text version of your article)

The Deadline for submission will be one month before Congress begin.

Important dates

01.01.2021 Abstract Submission & Online registration opens 
01.04.2021 End of abstract submission 
01.05.2021 Author notification (Abstract) 
15.05.2021 End of early bird registration 
01.06.2021 End of speaker registration 
01.08.2021 End of online registration 

Submission Guidelines

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference.

Instructions for presenting conference attendees and speakers

These instructions will ensure we have everything required so your abstract can move through peer review, production and publication smoothly. Please take the time to read and follow them as closely as possible.

Abstract guidelines for the 13th World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport (WCPAS2021) & the 13th International Symposium on Computer Science in Sport (IACSS2021)

(Format as used by The International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, further guidance here).

The abstract must not exceed 400-500 words (excluding title of abstract, authors‘ names and addresses as well as references) and it must summarise the presentation, giving a clear indication of  why the work was undertaken (Introduction), the methodology, a summary of the results and discussion, and the conclusions it contains. It should be written in Times New Roman font size 12, single line spaced. An abstract template can be downloaded here

Authors should submit all files in electronic form via EasyChair (here). To be able to submit abstracts, all authors must use an existing EasyChair account or create one. A manual to create an EasyChair account can be found here.

Click here for Poster-Guidelines.

More information can be found here.


The conference will be held in the Main Building of the University of Vienna. All presentation will take place in either the newly renovated Main Ceremonial Chamber, pictures of which can be seen below, or the small Ceremonial Chamber. For more information use the following link.


All questions about submissions should be emailed to The conference website is at


      • Hudl – Sports performance analysis tool
      • Qualisys – Motion Capture System
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