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Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 17-43

A Friendly Location-Aware System to Facilitate the Work of Technical Directors when Broadcasting Sport Events

Sergio Ilarri,1 Eduardo Mena,1 Arantza Illarramendi,2 Roberto Yus,1 Maider Laka,3 and Gorka Marcos3

1Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
2Basque Country University, San Sebastián, Spain
3Vicomtech Research Center, San Sebastián, Spain

Received 16 February 2012; Accepted 16 February 2012

Copyright © 2012 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The production costs of broadcasting sport events that require tracking moving objects are continuously increasing. Although those events are very demanded by the audience, broadcasting organizations have economical difficulties to afford them. For that reason, they are demanding the development of new professional (software and hardware) equipments that lead to a considerable reduction of the production costs.