Congress 2017 Program

Scientific and Social Program / Programme scientifique et social 

2nd International Congress I3SAW 

“Sport Sciences in the Arab World and Europe : Current State and Future Perspectives”

Stirling, SCOTLAND, UK

24 – 27 April 2017

First day: Monday 24 April, 2017

10:00 – 13:30: Registration

Logie Lecture Theatre, University of Stirling

13:30 – 14:00: Welcome Speeches

Logie Lecture Theatre, University of Stirling

Moderators: Aurélie Ledon and Nicolas Scelles (I3SAW)

  • Dr. Nicolas SCELLES, Local Organizing Committee Chairman
  • Pr. Leigh ROBINSON, Dean of Internationalisation and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport at the University of Stirling, Scotland, UK
  • Dr. Bachir ZOUDJI, Congress Chair, President I3SAW

14:00 – 16:00: Networking Institutions I3SAW

Moderators: Aurélie Ledon (I3SAW)

  • 14:00 – 14:20: Objectives “Networking-Institutions I3SAW”, Presented by Mahfoud AMARA, Vice-President I3SAW
  • 14:20 – 14:40: Sport Academic Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, University of Stirling, Scotland (UK), Presented by Nicolas SCELLES
  • 14:40 – 15:00: Observatory of the Sports Economy, French Ministry for Sports, FRANCE, Presented by Wladimir ANDREFF
  • 15:00 – 15:20: Laboratory DeVisu, University of Valenciennes, FRANCE, Presented by Bachir ZOUDJI
  • 15:20 – 15:40: Josoor Institute, Doha, QATAR, Presented by Gerard AKINDES

16:00 – 16:30: Coffee

Atrium, Cottrell Building, University of Stirling

16:30 – 19:00 (2 Hours 30 minutes)

 Plenary Conference Debates N°1: Sport History 

Organizer: Didier Rey (I3SAW) / Moderator: Nicolas Scelles  (I3SAW)

  • Pr. Paul Dietschy, University Franche-Comté, France : L’invention d’une histoire : le football avant le football de Jules Rimet à Xi Jinping
  • Dr. Philippe Dine, University Galway, Ireland: Le général Eugène Daumas, l’Émir Abd El-Kader et la (re-)découverte française de la « Furusiyya » [culture équestre arabe] en Algérie
  • Dr. Yvan Gastaut, University Nice, France : Les épreuves de tir à la corde lors des Jeux olympiques de 1900 à 1920
  • Dr. Stéphane Mourlane, Université Aix-Marseille, France: Jeux traditionnels et culture sportive dans la région de Marseille : la passion comme représentations
  • Pr. Didier Rey, University Corse, Theme Leader I3SAW, France : L’utilisation du personnage de Napoléon Ier dans le domaine sportif

20:30 – 22:00: Football, Gala Match

Team Stirling UniversityParticipants I3SAW Congress

Gannochy Sports Centre : University of Stirling

If you would like to take part and have not informed Nicolas SCELLES yet, please send an email to I3SAW Coach, M. Daniel DAIRE:

Second day: Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Logie Lecture Theatre, University of Stirling

8:30 – 9:30: First Keynote Speaker

Dr. Giovanni DI COLA

ILO Special Adviser / International Labour Organization (ILO)

Mega sporting Events, Sustainable Strategy and Skills

Moderator: Aurélie Ledon (I3SAW)

9:30 – 10:00: Coffee

Atrium, Cottrell Building, University of Stirling

10:00 – 12:30 (2 Hours 30 minutes)

Plenary Conference Debates N°2: Sport Education and Training

Organizer: Gilles Klein (I3SAW) / Moderator: Mahfoud Amara (I3SAW)

  • Pr. Taib Bennani, International University of Rabat, Marocco: The illusory remedies to the structural ills of the sport public policies in Morocco
  • Dr. Fredj Bouslama, Regional Inspector of Sport and Education, Tunisia: For a new sports policy in Tunisia: Equitable, inclusive and integrated
  • Pr. Francisco Carreiro da Costa, University of Lisbon, Portugal: Initial training in physical education and the promotion of an active life style at school
  • Dr. Andrew Kirkland, University of Stirling, Scotland: Coach learning and pragmatism: knowledge into practice
  • Dr. Gilles Klein, World Sport Alliance, Theme Leader I3SAW, France: Physical educations in the world: the progressive withdrawal of the Welfare-State
  • Rose-Marie Repond, University of Bern, Switzerland: Physical education, physical activity and health – recommendations for children and adolescents in the school settings

12:30 – 13:30: Lunch

Haldane’s Eatery, Cottrell Building, University of Stirling

13:30 – 16:00 (2 Hours 30 minutes)

Plenary Conference Debates N°3: Elite Sport Policy

Organizer: Nadim Nassif (I3SAW) / Moderator: Leigh Robinson 

  • Pr. Wladimir Andreff, Observatory of the Sports Economy, Expert I3SAW, France: The hierarchy of sporting and economic performances in European elite football
  • M. Jon Doig, Order of the British Empire, UK: Chief Executive of Commonwealth Games Scotland since 2001
  • Dr. Nadim Nassif, University Notre Dame, Theme Leader I3SAW, Lebanon : Measuring countries elite sport policies success in 2016
  • Pr. Leigh Robinson, University of Stirling, Scotland: What level playing field: The universal phenomenon of elite sport
  • Pr. Simon Shibli, University Sheffield Hallam, Scotland: A Euro-centric perspective on elite sport in the Arab World

16:00 – 16:30: Coffee

Atrium, Cottrell Building, University of Stirling

16:30 – 19:00 (2 Hours 30 minutes)

Plenary Conference Debates N°4: Sport Management and Economics

Organizer: Nicolas Scelles (I3SAW) / Moderator: Wladimir Andreff (I3SAW)

  • Eleni Theodoraki, University Edinburgh Napier, UK: Social leveraging of the FIFA 2022 World Cup-Qatar for the promotion of physically active and environmental friendly lifestyles. Pre-event assessment of leverageable resources and leveraging processes
  • Lidija T. Petrović and Nicolas Scelles, Faculty of Management, Metropolitan University, Belgrade, Serbia and University of Stirling, Scotland (UK)Ownership Transformation and Sports Industry in Serbia: Is there a feasible solution to privatization in football?
  • Markus Kurscheidt, University Bayreuth, Germany: Attendance determinants of active football fans in Germany
  • Matthieu Llorca, University of Dijon, France: The take-off of the football industry in China and the risks of bursting bubble
  • Jona Nova, University Masaryk (Brno), Czech Republic: Integrating the Performance and Quality Management Systems in Sport Organization – Concept and Rationale
  • Mathieu Winand, University Stirling, Scotland, UK: Innovation in Non-Profit Sport Organisations: A Research Agenda

19:00: Free Time

Third day: Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Logie Lecture Theatre, University of Stirling

8:30 – 9:30: Second Keynote Speaker

Dr. Gilles Klein

World Sport Alliance, Expert I3SAW, France

European physical educations and sport educations: between globalisation and local autonomies

Moderator: Aurélie Ledon (I3SAW)

9:30 – 10:00: Coffee

Atrium, Cottrell Building, University of Stirling

10:00 – 12:30 (2 Hours 30 minutes)

Plenary Conference Debates N°5: Sciences & Football

Organizer: Bachir Zoudji (I3SAW) / Moderator: Hubert Ripoll  (I3SAW)

  • Dr. Mahfoud Amara, University Qatar, Qatar: Football in Arab World: Site for Nation-state formation, Country Branding and Social Contestation
  • M. Abdelkader Cheniouni, BeIN Sport TV, Qatar: The live commentator on televised football match: What content and for what audience?
  • Dr. Craig LaMay, University of Northwestern, USA: Mega Events Narratives in Disruptive Media Environment
  • Dr. Michel Pautot, Lawyer, I3SAW, France: The study LEGISPORT “Sport and Nationalities” presented every year
  • Nicolas Scelles, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK: National men’s football team performance in the Arab World
  • Oliver Witard, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK: The role of nutrition in the day-to-day recovery of soccer players

12:30 – 13:30: Lunch

Haldane’s Eatery, Cottrell Building, University of Stirling

13:30 – 16:00 (2 Hours 30 minutes)

Plenary Conference Debates N°6:  Sport and Psychology “in honor of Hubert Ripoll”

Organizer: Bachir Zoudji (I3SAW) / Moderator: Gilles Klein (I3SAW)

  • Walid Briki, University of Qatar, Qatar: Rethinking the relationship between momentum and sport performance: Toward an integrative perspective
  • Aïmen Khacharem, University of Sfax, Tunisia: Diagram-based tactical training and modes of presentation
  • Karim Khalladi, Aspetar, Qatar: Sleep characteristics amongst athletes prior to an Anterior cruciate ligament injury
  • Aurélie Ledon, University Antonine, Lebanon: Career transitions among high level athletes: between decision-making and transitional adaptations
  • Hubert Ripoll, University Aix Marseille, Expert I3SAW, France: On what processes are based the balance and success of a sports team?
  • Bachir Zoudji, University of Valenciennes, France: How do felt emotions influence trainers’ decisions during a football match?

16:00 – 16:30: Coffee

Atrium, Cottrell Building, University of Stirling

16:30 – 18:30 (2 Hours)

Oral Sessions N°1: Young Investigators Award

Moderators: Lina Mohammed Majed and Walid Briki (I3SAW)

Expert Committee:

  • Dr. Mahfoud Amara, I3SAW
  • Pr. Wladimir Andreff, I3SAW
  • Dr. Gilles Klein, I3SAW
  • Pr. Hubert Ripoll, I3SAW

Order and time by candidate (8 min presentation / 4 min questions)

  1. Abstract N°050: Clubs de football et e-sport : analyse croisée des influences et des repositionnements économiques et techniques: Julian Alvarez*, France (*not a candidate but cannot present on Thursday)
  2. Abstract N°003: Être surfeuse au Maroc: Christophe Guibert & Chadia Arab, France (*not a candidate but cannot present on Thursday)
  3. Abstract N°060: Coach learning in Scottish football: Moving from theory into practice: Francisco Fardilha, UK
  4. Abstract N°016: Labour market segmentation: Three rather than two sectors? Antoine Feuillet, France
  5. Abstract N°091: Performance: approche historique entre pratique sportive et artistique: Julien Feyt, France
  6. Abstract N°052: Impact of a combined mental and physical training program over agility subcomponents among TunisianMohamed Jabri, Tunisia
  7. Abstract N°072: Analyse des liens entre un dispositif de formation et les coordinations interpersonnelles in situ – étude de cas au sein d’un centre de formation de football: Thibault Kérivel, France
  8. Abstract N°071: Competitive Assessment of NAtionally Closed MArkets in Professional European Football?Renz Michael, Germany
  9. Abstract N°015: Team diversity and success in European professional football- The role of culture and language-Valenti Maurizio, Scotland (UK)

18:30 – 19:30: General Meeting I3SAW


20:00 – 23:30: Gala Dinner

Abbey Craig Restaurant

Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling

To register for the gala dinner, please contact quickly Nicolas Scelles : The cost is £28.

Fourth day: Thursday 27 April, 2017

Logie Lecture Theatre, University of Stirling

8:30 – 10:30 (2 Hours)

Oral Sessions N°2 

Moderators: Nadim Nassif and Aïmen Khacharem (I3SAW)

  1. Abstract N°053: A closer look into the Emirati female; preferences and habits around physical exercise and sports: Mariam Al Mansoori, UAE
  2. Abstract N°059: The Evolution of Talented Soccer Players: Mohammad Aldosari, Saudi Arabia
  3. Abstract N°098: Nutrition Education in Aspire Sports Academy: Experiences and Challenges: Mahmoud Al Khatib, Qatar
  4. Abstract N°018: Contribution à l’étude des caractéristiques psychologiques des athlètes de Muay thaï: Rachid Alouane, Algeria
  5. Abstract N°096: Variations de quelques paramètres physiques et techniques au cours d’une saison sportive chez les jeunes footballeurs algériens: Mohamed Arafa, Algeria
  6. Abstract N°089: Impact de la qualité de force explosive sur la performance en demi-fond : cas des juniors garçons: Farouk Essid, Algeria
  7. Abstract N°097: L’importance de l’évaluation dans la sélection et la détection des jeunes Talents algériens: Khaled Guerioune, Algeria

10:30 – 11:00 : Coffee

Atrium, Cottrell Building, University of Stirling

11:00 – 13:00 (2 Hours)

Oral Sessions N°3 

Moderators: Nadim Nassif and Aïmen Khacharem (I3SAW)

  1. Abstract N°037: Le football : lieu de rencontre, de partage et de reconnaissance: Ahcène Kasmi, Algeria
  2. Abstract N°014: Cognitive abilities of South African Football Referees. Bahdur Khatija, South Africa
  3. Abstract N°037: Analyse de quelques variables sociologiques qui conditionnent la réussite de l’athlète féminine en Algérie. Nadia Lallali, Algeria
  4. Abstract N°073: Le Liban et ses équipes nationales, l’unité dans la division. Axel Maugendre, Lebanon
  5. Abstract N°093: Characteristics of Preferred walking patterns: impact of cultural arabian clothing? Lina Mohammed Majed, Qatar
  6. Abstract N°046: Cross-Cultural Coaching: Americans Sharing their Passion for Sport in the Middle East. Jack V. Sears, United States
  7. Abstract N° 049: Comparative studies on the level of the physical condition and fitness quality (strength, speed, agility and body max index) at primary and middle schools pupils. Youssouf Saidi Zerouki, Algeria

Also included in the proceedings, presence to be confirmed

  1. Abstract N° 005: Corrélation entre paramètres anthropométriques, amplitude des bras, vitesse de nage, distance parcourue par cycle de bras et indice de nage. Abdellatif Benyelles, Algeria
  2. Abstract N° 011: Étude de la performance technico-tactique du gardien de but de haut niveau en football cas : coupe d’Europe des Nations 2012, Adel Dakhia, Algeria 
  3. Abstract N° 012: The impact of sports marketing on the performance of sports institutions, Sid Ahmed Hadj Aissa, Algeria
  4.  Abstract N°102: Exploring semi-professional football coaches perceptions of coach education in Kuwait. Abdullah Hamza, Kuwait

13:00 – 13:30: Closing the 2nd Congress I3SAW

Links to I3SAW social media

Official hashtag of the congress : #I3SAW2017


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Vous pouvez utiliser notre hashtag officiel pour le Congrès # I3SAW2017 sur Twitter pour partager avec nous votre enthousiasme et votre expérience de voyager à l’Université de Stirling et en Écosse pour participer au 2ème Congrès de l’International Society of Sport Sciences in the Arab World (I3SAW)?
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Participating countries



Algeria  Czech Republic             UAE          France             Germany                Ireland            Kuwait             Italy


Lebanon   Marocco        Portugal              Qatar       RD Congo      Saudi Arabia    South Africa   Switzerland


Tunisia       United Kingdom     United States

The I3SAW team welcomes you in Stirling. We wish you an excellent scientific, collaborative, relational and touristic stay.

L’équipe I3SAW vous souhaite la bienvenue à Stirling. Nous vous souhaitons de passer un excellent séjour scientifique, collaboratif, relationnel et touristique.

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