Keynote Speakers


Prof. Dr. Jaime Sampaio

University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal and the Research Centre for Sport Sciences Health and Human Development (CIDESD)

Professor Jaime Sampaio (@jaime_sampaio) heads the CreativeLab at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal and the Research Centre for Sport Sciences, Health and Human Development (CIDESD). His research group is focused on performance analysis by using positional derived variables and talent development by exploring creativity and alternative learning approaches. Consultant in the topics of performance analysis and talent development for several high-level football clubs and academies.


Hans Leitert

Hans Leitert is a former professional goalkeeper and sport scientist specialized in goalkeeping. He has 22 years of work experience at the highest level covering all topics related to technical/tactical development, performance analysis, talent identification, coach evaluation and coach recruitment/development.

He is currently working as a goalkeeping consult for Liverpool FC and GK coach instructor for UEFA. He published goalkeeping specific literature such as the book “The Art of Goalkeeping – the Seven Principles of the Masters” (2007). He previously worked as Goalkeeping Coach, Head of Goalkeeping and Goalkeeping Coach Educator for following organizations: FIFA, UEFA, Spanish FA, Red Bull Global Soccer (Red Bull Salzburg, RB Leipzig, New York Red Bulls, Red Bull Brasil, Red Bull Ghana), Tottenham Hotspur FC, Real Club Recreativo de Huelva, Panathinaikos FC Austrian FA, Rapid Vienna, Austria Vienna, Graduate of Sports University Vienna, Austria (1999).


Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Thomas Stöggl

Thomas Stöggl currently works at the Department of Sport and Exercise Science of the University of Salzburg. Thomas does research in Training Science, Physiology, Biomechanics, Sensor/Wearable Technology and Materials Science.

Some of his current projects are 1) ‘Usability of High intensity training during alpine skiing and cross-country skiing in various subpopulations (fit vs unfit, old vs. young, female vs male)’; 2) The training intensity distribution among elite endurance athletes; 3) Digital Motion in Sports; 4) The mysteriy about long slow distance training, etc.


Prof. Dr. Daniel Memmert

Daniel Memmert is a Professor and Executive Head of the Institute of Exercise Training and Sport Informatics at the German Sport University Cologne, Cologne (Germany), with a visiting assistant professorship 2014 at the University of Vienna (Austria).

He studied physical education for high school teaching (PE, math, sport, and ethic) and has trainer licences in soccer, tennis, snowboard, and skiing. According to a publicly accessible database of the world’s top 100,000 scientists (data.mendeley.com), he ranks first in Germany in the field of “Sport Science”. Memmert received his PhD and habilitation in sport science from the Elite University of Heidelberg. In 2010 he was awarded 3rd place with Germany’s most renowned German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) Science Award. His research is focused on human movement science (cognition and motor activity), sport psychology (attention and motivation), computer science in sports (pattern identification and simulation), talent, children and elite research (Trainings-/PE-Curricula) and research methods.

He has received 9 DFG grants, has an H-index of 43 (i10-Index 113), has authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, 20 books and 30 book chapters, and gave more than 100 invited talks, 100 scientific talks on conferences, and more than 200 teaching courses for PE teachers and trainers. He collaborates with researchers from the US, Canada, Brazil, and Spain. He transfers his expertise to business companies, the German Football National Team (DFB), and professional soccer clubs (e.g., Bayer Leverkusen, Red Bull Salzburg, Red Bull Leipzig, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Philadelphia Union) and organize the first international master in “Performance Analysis/Game analysis”.