Winter Universiade (WU) Conference 2013
International Interdisciplinary Conference on “University Sport: Inspiring Innovation”

5th International Congress Mountain Sport and Health (MSH) 2013
Updating study and research from laboratory to field

December 9-10, 2013

Sunday, 8 December
Arrivals in Rovereto/Trento
Monday, 9 December
8.30 –  9.30 Registration
9.30 – 10.00 Conference Opening – Institutional Welcome (M|A)

  • Andrea Miorandi, Mayor of Rovereto
  • Sergio Anesi, President of Trentino 2013 Winter Universiade, member of the Executive Committee of CONI
  • Rossana Ciuffetti, Director of the School for Sport at CONI
  • Alison Odell, Chair of FISU Educational Committee
  • Sara Ferrari, Regional Ministerfor University abd Research, Youth Policy, Equal Opportunities, Development Cooperation
  • Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth; responsible for the European Institute of Innovation and Technology
  • Daria de Pretis, Rector of University of Trento
10.00 – 10.15 Introduction to WU Conference & MSH-2013 (M|A)

  • Paolo Bouquet, University of Trento
  • Federico Schena, University of Verona
10.15 – 11.00 A new Alliance between Innovation/Employment, Education/University & Sport (M|A)

  • Thierry Zintz, Olympic Chair Henri de Baillet Latour – Jacques Rogge in Management of Sport Organisations at the Faculty of Sports Sciences of the Université Catholique de Louvain; Chairman of the European Observatory of Sport and Employment (EOSE).
  • Rossana Ciuffetti, Director of the School for Sport at CONI
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 – 12.00 Academic Research and Sport: a new landscape for academia and innovation (M|A)  

  • Fabio Pigozzi, Rector of University Roma “Foro Italico”, President of International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS).
    The protection of the athlete health a common challenge for sports medicine and sport science.
    Discussant: Federico Schena, University of Verona
12.00 – 13.00 Interconnections between applied research and sport

  • Claude Stricker, Executive Director, International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS), Lousanne
    Chair: Alison Odell, Chair of FISU Educational Committee
    Discussant: Paolo Bouquet, University of Trento

MSH2013 (M|CON)
Thematic session: Ultra endurance performance
– Carlo Capelli, University of Verona
Running economy during a simulated 60-km race
– Gianluca Vernillo, University of Milano
Energetics in ultra-endurance performances
– Jonas Saugy, University of Lausanne
Neuromuscular and inflammatory process of the Most Challenging Mountain Ultra-Marathon
– Luca Ardigò, University of Verona
Ultra Endurance Walking Challenge: Preliminary Results of  Affi 2013

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
Visit to MART Museum: 13.15 first group, 13.30 second group – Visit duration approx. 45 minutes
Visit to Cerism Research Center
14.00 – 14.45 Innovation, University & Sports: a platform for action? The present and the future (M|A)

  • Fabio Filocamo, Director of Industrial Research, Italian Ministry of Universities and Anti-Doping Lawyer at CONI
  • Minister Enrico Giovannini, Minister of Labour and Social Policy in the Italian Government.

Chair: Paolo Bouquet

14:45 – 15.30 Poster session (M|R1 – M|R2)
15.30 – 16.30 Parallel Paper Session

  • WU Research – Education (M|R1)
    – Dominic Southgate and Peter Childs, Imperial College London.
    Harnessing student creativity to design novel sports equipment: The Rio Tinto Sports Innovation Challenge
    – Jayne Wilson and Karen Rothery, Sport Industry Research Centre, British Universities Colleges Sport
    The impact of sport on graduate employability
    – Paolo Bertaccini Bonoli, Università Cattolica, Milan
    Professional Innovation in Sports to Improve Life Quality in Local Communities
  • WU Research – ICT Simulation(M|R2)
    – Andrea Mola, Edie Miglio, Claudia Giannini and Antonio Desimone, Trieste’s International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) and Politecnico di Milano
    A Model for the Simulation of Rowing Boats Dynamics in Race Conditions
    – Andrea Piccaluga and Andrea Paraboschi, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
    The role of digital innovations in shaping the evolution of sports
    – Dino Zardi, Lorenzo Giovannini, Lavinia Laiti and Luca Panziera, University of Trento
    Sports and weather: challenges for research and forecasting– Wei Yu , Capital Institute of Physical Education
    Sports motion analysis based on mobile sensing technology Simulation
  • MSH2013 (M|CON)
    Thematic session: Technology and material for sport
    – Nicola Petrone, University of Padova
    Technology contribution to the improvement of ski equipment
    – Lorenzo Bortolan, CeRiSM
    Foot temperature map in simulated alpine skiing
    Martino Colonna, University of Bologna
    Visco-elastic and damping properties of plastic materials used for winter sport equipment
16.30 – 17.00 Coffee Break
17.00 – 18.00 Parallel Paper Session

  • WU Research – Sport and society (M|R1)
    – Hao Cheng and Chao Ren, Capital University of Physical Education and Sports and China Foreign Affairs University
    The Introduction of Western Sport into Chinese Traditional Dance
    – Aleksandra Pilecka, University of Granada
    Sport, art and spectacle – the semantics of an inspiring relationship between sport and culture using the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games as an example
    – Yongsheng Sun and Wensheng Wang, Capital University of Physical Education and Sports
    College Sports Education and Cultivation of Students’ Creative Abilities
    – Vladimir Kolmakov, Siberian Federal University
    Support collaboration to enable high-quality sport sciences education in Siberian Federal University
  • WU Research – Sport and society (M|R2)
    Special Projects University of Trento
    Chair Paolo Bouquet
    Sara Spilimbergo: Coconut drink
    NicuSebe: Observing attention
    Lucia Savadori: Taking risky decisions in winter sports
    Luca Fambri:SkiWax2013
    Maurizio Fauri: Zero Emission, Climate Friends
  • MSH2013 (M|CON)
    Thematic session: Functional responses to hypoxia and aging
    – Carlo Reggiani, University of Padova
    Loss of contractile force in single muscle fibres with aging
    – Massimo Venturelli, University of Milano
    Muscular efficiency and age-related pulmonary dysfunction: is there an association?
    – Elisa Calabria, University of Verona
    Effects of ageing and physical exercise on immunosenescence
18.00 – 19.00 Cocktail
19.30 Social Dinner
Tuesday, 10 December
8.30 – 9.15 Registration
9.15 – 10.00 University and Innovation: the role of sport  (M|A)

  • Stefano Paleari, President CRUI (Italian Conference of University Rectors, member of the Governing Board of the European University Association)
    University, Innovation & Sport: a personal and an academic perspective
  • Debra Mountford, OECD Paris; Mike Emmerich, Chief Executive of New Economy, Manchester
    Local Development Benefits from Staging Global Events
  • Oleg Matytsin, Firs Vice-President FISU

Chair: Paolo Collini, University of Trento, Vice Rector and Delegate for teaching activities

10.00 – 11.00 Parallel Paper session

  • WU Research Telethon (M|A)
    – Maria Pennuto, Telethon, CIBIO
    Spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy: from bench to bedside
    Chair: Alessandro Quattrone, Director of Center of Integrative Biology (CIBIO) and Vice  Rector for Research University of Trento
  • WU Research – Sport Industry  (M|R2)
    -Martin Doulton, Monash University
    A Game Changing Investment for the Australian Sports Tech Industry
    – John Douvis, Elena Sarli and Stavros Douvis, University of Peloponnese and National and Kapodestrian University of Athens
    An Analysis of Sponsorship Deals in Sport Industry
    – Zhouliang Gu and Jiandong Yi, Promo Sports Company, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics
    Sports Blue Book: promote the development of the sport industry-related think tanks established by Chinese universities
  • MSH2013 (M|CON)
    Thematic session: Risks and dangers in mountain
    – Nicola Pugno, University of Trento
    The unacknowledged risk of Himalayan avalanches triggering
    – Enrico Rettore, University of Padova
    Cognitive biases in the mountaineers’ assessment of the avalanche risk
    – Pietro Trabucchi, University of Verona
    Training for risk perception and management
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11.30 – 12.30 Parallel Paper session

  • WU Research – Sport and Law (M|A)
    – Pasquale de Lise, President Scientific Committee CUSI and President Hemeritus “Consiglio di Stato”
    University Sport in Italian Law System
    – Umberto Izzo, University of Trento
    Safety and liability in the practice of skiing: how law and cognitive sciences shape the driving force of winter tourism destinations and how we can set the balance right
    – Angelo Altieri, Italian Society of Sport Management
    “Framing Social responsibility in Italian Sport Sector
    Chair: Giuseppe Bellantuono, University of Trento
  • WU Research – Sport and Materials Engineering (M|R1)
    – Stefano Rossi, University of Trento
    The bio-inspiration and symbolic aspects of Universiade Torch and Cauldron
    Paolo Berro, WIND
    Wind Innovation Projects for Sport
    – Stefano Signetti and Nicola Pugno
    Nature inspires helmets for sports competitions
    Chair: Flavio Deflorian, University of Trento
  • MSH2013 (M|CON)
    Thematic session: Walking for health: why, when, how
    – Laura Guidetti, University of Foro Italico Roma
     Walking for health in normal, overweight and obese  person
    – Barbara Pellegrini, CeRiSM
    Nordic Walking health related characteristics
    – Alessandro Grainer, University of Padova
    Physiological and perceptual responses to Nordic Walking in a natural mountain environment
12.30 – 13.15
  • Annalisa Cogo, University of Ferrara
    “Research in the mountain: from the headache mountain to the Pyramid Lab”
13.15 – 14.15 Lunch
14.15 – 15.15
  • Antonello Marega, President of European Platform for Sport Innovation (EPSI), President of WG R&D of FESI (Federation European Sporting goods Industries). (M|A)
    Sport and Society: business, technology, health
  • Marco Senigalliesi, European Institute of Technology
15.30 – 17.00 University & Sport: a vision for the future (M|A)

  • Claude-Louis Gallien, FISU President
  • Giovanni Panebianco, Director of the Sport Office, Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Marco Mancini, Head of the Department for University and Research, Italian Ministry of Universities
  • Ugo Rossi, President, Autonomous Province of Trento (PaT)
  • Giovanni Malagò, Italian Olimpic Committee (CONI)
  • Leonardo Coiana, President CUSI
  • Antonio Tajani, European Commission Vice-President and Commissioner in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship
  • Innocenzo Cipolletta, President University of Trento and Honorary Commitee WU
17.00 – 17.15 Signature of the Declaration (M|A)
Concluding remarks, Allison Odell, Chair of FISU Educational Committee
17.15 Arrival of the Torch at the International conference
18.00 – 19.00 Innovation Session with Corriere Innovazione /Corriere della Sera – in Italian) (M|CON)


M|A = Mart Auditorium
M|R1 = Mart Room 1
M|R2 = Mart Room 2
M|CON = Mart Conference Room
U|A  =  University Aula Magna