Round Tables

  • OCARIoT – Internet of Things (IoT) and
    Serious Games to Promote
    Healthy Lifestyles of Children and Teenagers
  • Good Practices at School
  • Preventive Outreach Through Exercise
    and Counseling Techniques in Soccer
    (PROTECTS) (Erasmus+ Sport)
  • Curriculum in Sport Management,
    Sport Tourism and Recreation
  • Physiological and biochemical parameter
    in the management of training load
  • 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, ΜΧ Country Lead for Greece, MX:TLA

    The philosophy of the educational challenge MX:TLA

    1. Konstantinos Soutos PE11, Ellinogermaniki Agogi
    2. Maria Soultogianni, PE70, Madoulides Educators

    MX: TLA, purposes and aims in Education

    1. Marina Molla, PE70, Dimitra Doloma, PE11, 9th Primary School of Komotini
    2. Vasiliki Psaridou, PE70, Minority School of Doko

    MX: TLA, interdisciplinary teaching in physical education

    1. Filippos Groudos, PE11, 18th Primary School of Xanthi
    2. 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.

  • Date

    Friday 15.05.2020

  • Chair

    Kellis E., Tryfonidis M.

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    Malliou P.,1 Beneka A.,1 Gioftsidou A.,1 Kellis E.,2 Kofotolis Ν.,2 Tryfonidis M.,3 Arsenis S.,4 Zayfsev T.Y. 5 

    1Democritus University of Thrace

    2Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Serres

    3Sport Medicine Association of Cyprus

    4Xanthi FC

    5Football Academy Plovdiv

  • Abstract

    Preventive Outreach Through Exercise and Counseling Techniques in Soccer (PROTECTS) is an innovative project (Erasmus+ Sport) that developed by academics, clinical experts and athletic/soccer trainers and players coming from different countries of Europe in order to PROTECT athletes, especially the youngest, from health and safety hazards in the “soccer field”. Its main goal was to identify the gaps in the strategies used for the prevention of musculoskeletal injuries in soccer and in the counselling and communication skills that are needed in order to motivate the coaches and players in a safer participation to soccer and sports, and to propose certain strategies for physical (e.g. specific exercise drills) and mental preparation in order to contribute at the reduction of preventable musculoskeletal diseases during training and games. PROTECTS platform contain learning and assessment tools suitable for athletes, coaches, athletic trainers, and sport physiotherapists, in order to guide them on how to effectively integrate the strategies proposed in their daily training processes and during games and competition.

  • Chair

    Kosta George1, Professor, D.P.E.S.S. D.U.Th.

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    Afthinos Ioannis, Professor
    Koustelios Athanasios, Professor
    Kouthouris Charilaos, Professor
    Theodorakis Nikolaos, Associate Professor
    Tzetzis George, 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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    Nicos Andreopoulos, Secretary General of “ENALMH” Network

    Creation, goals and actions of the network

    Komanthi Kouloutmpani, (MSc), Head of Physical Education and School Sports of Piraeus Directorate of Primary Education,

    Physical activity and mental health

    Dr. Christos Mouzakidis, Hellenic Association of Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders (Alzheimer Hellas)

    InALMH Project: Conception, design and aims of the Action

    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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    Presenters: 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
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