Round Tables

  • OCARIoT – Internet of Things (IoT) and
    Serious Games to Promote
    Healthy Lifestyles of Children and Teenagers
  • Good Practices at School
  • Modern Competing Taekwondo
  • Curriculum in Sport Management,
    Sport Tourism and Recreation
  • Physiological and biochemical parameter
    in the management of training load
  • Exercise & health: exercise science in Greece in new challenges
  • Chair

    Dr. Antonis Kambas
    Department of Physical Education and Sport Science
    Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

  • Agenda

    1. Visions & Aims of OCARIoT
    • Dr Leire Bastida
      Project Manager & Programmes Responsible eServices
      TECNALIA Research & Innovation, Spain
    • Ana Moya Cañas
      Project Manager & Researcher
      TECNALIA Research & Innovation, Spain
    1. Technical Solutions of OCARIoT
    • Dr Konstantinos Votis
      Researcher, Director Visual Analytics Laboratory
      Information Technologies Institute (ITI), Centre of Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), Greece
    • Dr Andreas Triantafyllidis
      Research Associate
      Information Technologies Institute (ITI), Centre of Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), Greece
    1. Implementing OCARIoT in Real School Settings
    • Kostas Soutos
      Physical Education Teacher, Head Department of Physical Education
      Ellinogermaniki Agogi (EA), Greece
    • Thomas Fischer
      Educational Psychologist & Senior Researcher
      Ellinogermaniki Agogi (EA), Greece
    1. Assessing & Evaluating Physical Activitiy of Children & Teenagers
    • Antonis Kambas
      Department of Physical Education and Sport Science
      Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
    • Klearchos Panousis
      Physical Education Teacher, Deputy Head Department of Physical Education
      Ellinogermaniki Agogi (EA), Greece
  • Abstract

    Smart childhood Obesity CARing solution using IoT potential

    Child obesity is the major paediatric public health concern affecting around 224 million school-aged children in the world. Its prevalence has tripled in many European countries since 1980, still increasing in an alarming rate. More than one in three school-aged children in Brazil, Greece and Spain are overweight or are affected by obesity.

    Thus, the main goal of OCARIoT (i.e. smart childhood Obesity CARing solution using IoT potential) is to promote the improvement of eating and physical behaviours and the prevention of the obesity onset for children between 9 and 12 years old.

    For doing so, OCARIoT develops an Internet of Things (IoT)-based personalised coaching solutions based on a Decision Support System (DSS) guiding children to improve healthy eating and physically active lifestyles. The IoT network will allow observing child activity patterns of daily living, health evolution, physiological and behavioural parameters as well as environmental data. OCARIoT offers an open Dashboard for educators and parents systematically compiling information from various self-reflection tools and IoT sources and an interactive App for children to motivate and encourage children in order to commit them to follow-up their personalised coaching plans.

    The workshop will explore first the underlying visions and aims of OCARIoT, second gives an hands- and brains-on experience of the technical solutions of the project, third describes the implementation of OCARIoT in real school settings and finally describes state-of-the-art methods to assess and evaluate physical activities of children and teenagers.

  • Title

    MissionX: Train like an astronaut” (MX: TLA), an international educational challenge.

  • Coordinator

    Styliani Karakiriou

  • Speakers

    1.Athina Primikiri, Country Lead for Greece, MX:TLA
    The philosophy of the educational challenge MX:TLA
    2.Konstantinos Soutos PE11, Ellinogermaniki Agogi
    3.Maria Soultogianni, PE70, Madoulides Educators
    MX: TLA, purposes and aims in Education
    4.Marina Molla, PE70, Dimitra Doloma, PE11, 9th Primary School of Komotini
    5.Vasiliki Psaridou, PE70, Minority School of Doko
    MX: TLA, interdisciplinary teaching in physical education
    6.Filippos Groudos, PE11, 18th Primary School of Xanthi
    7.Michalis Rantos, PE70, 8th Primary School of Komotini
    Educational activities of MX: TLA in primary school

  • Abstract

    “Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut”, created by NASA, is an international educational challenge that focuses on the physical fitness and nutrition of students by encouraging them to “train like an astronaut”. It is a modern, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach to teaching physical education, in which targeted activities are organized with a focus on exercise as a means of improving and promoting a healthy way of living. During the implementation of this program, teams of students from all over the world learn about the principles of healthy eating and sports by competing with each other. At the same time they complete activities and they get enthusiastic about exploring space as well as with their own educational future prospects in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM). In addition, students practice in scientific reasoning and team work by participating in specific assignments, which have the same aims as the analytic teaching programmes and the interdisciplinary unified curriculum framework of compulsory education. The purpose of this workshop is to present the implementation of this project and to promote it to the broader educational and scientific community.

  • Chair

    Kechagias Dimitris(MSc, PhD)1 , Beys Kostas(MSc, PhD)2, Komsis George(MSc, PhD)3, Daniilidis Panagiotis(MSc)3

  • Presenters

    Dr. Kechagias D.1,  Dr. Beys K.2, Dr, Komsis G.3, Daniilidis P.3

    1Democritus University of Thrace
    2Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
    3Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – at Serres

  • Presentations

    Dr. Kechagias Dimitris
    New means are becoming more and more useful in the hands of modern competitive Taekwondo Coaches. The purpose of their use is to maximize the performance of Taekwondo athletes is racing areas, but also to prevent injuries. The technological means used in Taekwondo training spaces, include mainly equipment for the evaluation of athletes’ performance, as well as, wireless telemetry systems and GPS systems (Global Positioning System). In this way, there is a continuous available update for the coaching team, containing recording data related to the training overhead of the athletes, which are later used to create customized training programs for each athlete. In conclusion, the use of new means led Taekwondo training to a more scientific base, compared to the previous decades, contributing to the development of the sport.

    Dr. Beys Kostas
    This section will be covering the following subjects: (a) occurrence of craniocerebral injuries in modern competition Taekwondo; (b) mechanisms that cause cerebral injuries; (c) effects on patient’s health; (d) identification of severity of a cerebral concussion and its immediate treatment; and (e) criteria for returning to athletic activity following one or more cerebral concussions.

    Dr. Komsis George
    There is an otion for techique analysis using high frequency cameras in 2 and 3 dimensions inside and outside the laboratory. We are able to examine and correct the technique of all kicks and give scentific directions to athletes and coaches. There is also the option for recording the motion in three dimensions with 9 opto-electronic cameras.
    We can record isometric strength at various angles in the knee joint (90ο -170ο degrees), eccentric force and concentric force in a sitting position and apply a lower limb muscle strengthening program based on eccentric training, which is controlled by both the athlete and the coach watching simultaneously,the computer screen. We can also detect differences in strength between the two limbs as well as, between antagonist muscle groups.
    We can record and analyze strength and power during the performance of jumping and kicking and draw conclusions about the athlete’s fitness features that are directly related to his/her performance. Especially for kicking, we can watchin detail the forces applied to the support leg during a kicking on three axes, i.e., shifting the strength of the support foot etc.

    Daniilidis Panagiotis
    In modern coaching, the improvement of athletes’ technique is recommended to be pursued during the competition movement, in various ways, such as the results of dynamic characteristics. The purpose of this research is to examine the results of the dynamic characteristics of the lateral front kick (Yeop Chagi), to compare the dynamics and efficacy of the technique (Yeop-Chagi) on the electronic chest guard during the annual programming with emphasis on maximizing the performance of high-level athletes. The side kick or Yeop chagi is used to make an attack or a counterattack to win a point

  • Chair

    Kosta George
    Professor, D.P.E.S.S. D.U.Th.

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    Afthinos Ioannis2, Professor
    Koustelios Athanasios3, Professor
    Kouthouris Charilaos3, Professor
    Theodorakis Nikolaos4, Associate Professor
    Tzetzis George4, Professor
    Konstantinos Alexandris4, Professor

    1Democritus University of Thrace
    2 National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
    3 University of Thessaly
    4Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

  • Information

    The round table will try to answer the following questions:
    a) What abilities and skills should the physical education graduates should have  (major Sport Management, Sport Tourism, and Recreation)?
    b) What are the needs of the “sport market” and how the graduates can be more competitive in the job searching ?
    c) What are the conclusions of the Erasmus Plus project: Curriculum Building, the Future of Sport Management in Europe?

  • Chair

    Dr. Evangelos Bebetsos
    Department of Physical Education & Sport Science, Democritus University of Thrace

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    1.Nicos Andreopoulos, Secretary General of “ENALMH” Network
    Creation, goals and actions of the network
    2.Komanthi Kouloutmpani, (MSc), Head of Physical Education and School Sports of Piraeus Directorate of Primary Education,
    Physical activity and mental health
    3.Dr. Christos Mouzakidis, Hellenic Association of Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders (Alzheimer Hellas)
    InALMH Project: Conception, design and aims of the Action
    4.Dr. Vasiliki Garopoulou, Scientific Collaborator at 1st Neurology DEPT – AHEPA University General Hospital, Scientific Collaborator at the Hellenic Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (Alzheimer Hellas)
    InALMH Project: Implementation and expected results

  • Abstract

    The European Network for Active Living and Mental Health (ENALMH) was created as a result of the MENS Project ( as part of the ERASMUS+ program. The main purpose of the Network is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle for people suffering from various mental illnesses through their involvement in sports, and organized physical activity.
    In this context, ENALMH has submitted and received the approval of the European Commission to carry out and deliver the InALMH research project. The main objective of this project is to fill the gap between the general policies of Sports and Physical Integration in the broader context of Mental Health, through the active participation of people with mental illness in organized sports and physical activities. through the implementation of upgraded recommendations and directives of the European Commission.

    ENalMH Network, its goals, members and actions will be presented in detail. At the same time it will be presented the InALMH Project, its design, the partners of the Program, its methodology, its final goals and the expected results of its implementation.

    ENalMH: European Network of Active Living and Mental Health

    InALMH: Inter-Active Living for Mental Health

  • Chair

    Ilias Smilios and Athanasios Chatzinikolaou
    Hellenic Society of Biochemistry and Physiology of Exercise

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    I. Smilios1, P. Botonis2, A. Kabasakalis3, N. Zaras4

    1Democritus University of Thrace, School of Physical Education & Sport Science
    2 National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Physical Education & Sport Science
    3Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Physical Education & Sport Science at Thessaloniki
    4Nicosia University, School of Science and Engineering, Department of Life and Health Science

  • Titles of presentations

    Ilias Smilios, Indices of training load evaluation
    Petros Botonis, Management of training load in team sports: from theory to reality
    Athanasios Kabasakalis, Evaluation and interpretation of biochemical indices of training load
    Nikos Zaras, Management of training load for the annual planning in individual sports

  • Chairmen

    Tokmakidis S.
    Emeritus Professor of Ergophysiology
    Laboratory of Physical Education & Sports, Clinical Exercise Physiology Division, Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Democritus University of Thrace

    Douda H.
    Laboratory of Physical Education & Sports, Clinical Exercise Physiology Division, Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Democritus University of Thrace

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    Kouidi E.1
    Sakkas G.2
    Aggelousis Ν.3
    Theodorakis Y.2

     1 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
    2 University of Thessaly
    3 Democritus University of Thrace

  • Titles of presentations

    Kouidi E., Professor of Sports Medicine, Laboratory of Sports Medicine, Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
    Exercise as medicine in Cardio-Metabolic Diseases
    Sakkas G., Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Therapeutic Exercise, E.F.A.A. University of Thessaly
    Exercise as medicine in Chronic Renal Failure
    Aggelousis Ν., Professor, Laboratory of Physical Education & Sports, Division of Biomechanics, T.E.F.A.A. Democritus University of Thrace
    Exercise as medicine in Neurological diseases
    Theodorakis Y., Professor, Laboratory of Exercise Psychology & Quality of Life, T.E.F.A.A. University of Thessaly
    Exercise as medicine for maintaining Mental Health

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