MS Dasgupta

3rd International Conference on Sports Engineering

The Sports Engineering Association, India (SEA) hosted the 3rd International Conference on Sports Engineering from November 2nd to 4th, 2023 at the BITS Pilani campus in Rajasthan, India. The conference was organised jointly by SEA and BITS Pilani University with technical collaboration and support from ISEA and under the auspices of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. on India (MoYS). “Engineering Application and Sports Performance” was the theme of the conference, and papers were solicited for the following four tracks: i) Computational, ii) Analysis and Modelling, iii) Design and Development, and iv) Sports Performance. Two best paper awards were presented for each track, in addition to a distinct best paper award for student participants, which was financially supported by an ISEA grant. Prominent figures in the field of sports engineering, including Mr. Sanand Salil Mitra, Prof. Lloyd Smith, Prof. David James, and Prof. Kazuya Seo, delivered four keynote addresses. A pre-conference workshop titled “Advances in Sports Performance Analysis and Applied Technologies” was followed by a panel discussion titled “Roadmap towards Indigenous Sports Technology” and a gala dinner at the conference inauguration venue outdoor. Labosport also coordinated a technology demonstration session on the second day of the conference, in addition to paper presentations, breakout sessions, and a local tour of the final day of the conference. The conference expenditures amounted to approximately INR 20,000,00/- the majority of which was covered by a substantial grant from the MoYS. The award-winning student papers investigated a wide range of intriguing topics, including “The Application of MCDM Techniques in Talent Identification,” “Numerical Simulations and 3D tracking of a Tennis Ball Trajectory,” and “Tracking the trajectory of a fast-moving ball using an Encoder-Decoder,” among others. This iteration of the conference witnessed an increase in the quantity and calibre of papers presented. The organising body is extremely grateful to ISEA for its support of the grant award and for the President of ISEA delivering the keynote address in person.