GREETINGS
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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
 
Dear colleagues and guests, A warm welcome to the 6th International Congress on Complex Systems in Sports (ICCSS) in Mainz! It is a pleasure and honour for the Johannes Gutenberg University to host the ICCSS 2020. We are delighted to welcome not only scientists of the research network from Lithuania, Macedonia, Portugal and the US, but also guests from all over the world.

The ICCSS is a unique opportunity for researchers, practitioners, teachers, trainers, coaches, performance analysts and educational developers to address current challenges and advances in the field of sport science. Bringing together scientists from various countries and disciplines (e.g. sports, medicine, physiotherapy, psychology, physiology and performing arts), the ICCSS strives for the same goals which the Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) sets itself: to promote and implement innovative ideas, to use knowledge to improve people's living conditions, to move them, and to cross borders.

JGU is not only one of the largest research universities in Germany, but also one of the oldest. Founded in 1477, it was closed in the wake of the French Revolution. Reopened by the French in 1946 and named after the famous fifteenth-century printer, we strongly identify as a European institution and as part of the global academic community. Our diverse student body, our global outlook, and our outstanding research also characterize us as a university that embraces change. Numerous international research cooperations and a high percentage of students and scholars from around the world testify to that.

We call it the “Gutenberg Spirit: Moving Minds, Crossing Boundaries”, which is also the motto of this year’s ICCSS. It addresses how emerging approaches in theory and practice can be used in a meaningful way to better understand athletes, to contribute to efficient and effective training, and to assess the added value of new analytical approaches. You are heartily invited to share your knowledge, provide new insights, and inspire the future of complex systems research in sports.

“Moving Minds, Crossing Boundaries” also implies facing upcoming challenges and possibilities due to technological progress. The ICCSS provides a forum to discuss cutting-edge 21st century analyses, technologies, and advances such as artificial intelligence and robots, augmented reality, and ubiquitous computing technologies, while at the same time connecting them to different pedagogical approaches, types of learning settings, and application domains that can benefit from such technologies.

We are thrilled to welcome you as honored guests and friends here, at our University in Mainz.
 
Sincerely,

Georg Krausch                                                                   
President        
Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
 
We are pleased to announce the 6th International Congress on Complex Systems in Sports (ICCSS) at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany.
 
The ICCSS is a unique opportunity for researchers, practitioners, teachers, trainers, coaches, performance analysts and educational developers to address current challenges and advances in the field of sport science. This year's motto of the conference “Moving Minds – Crossing Boundaries in Sport Science” is based on the scientific culture of the hosting University of Mainz, which invites to an active change and a common crossing of borders in science. The motto of this year's conference addresses how emerging and future approaches in theory and practice can be used in a meaningful way to enhance the understanding of sporting people, to contribute to efficient and effective training, and to assess the added value new analytical approaches.
 
We encourage participants to extend the debate around the role of and challenges for cutting-edge 21st century analyses, technologies and advances such as artificial intelligence and robots, augmented reality and ubiquitous computing technologies and at the same time connecting them to different pedagogical approaches, types of learning settings, and application domains that can benefit from such technologies.
 
We hope to see you in Mainz!
 
Wolfgang I. Schöllhorn                                                                   
University Professor for Movement Science and Exercise Science            
Chair of the Scientific Committee

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