Tuesday, January 22, 2013

[DMANET] MathSport International 2013 - Second Call for Papers

MathSport International 2013 - Second Call for Papers

The 4th International Conference on Mathematics and Sport
June 5 – 7 , 2013
Leuven, Belgium



Abstract submission: January 31, 2013
Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2013
Proceedings paper: March 29, 2013
Early registration: April 12, 2013

All times refer to 23:59 in Brussels, Belgium (Central European Time).


We invite you to submit an abstract for the 4th International Conference on Mathematics in Sport. Submissions in all areas where sports and mathematics meet are welcome. The term sport is interpreted liberally and includes games, gambling, and lotteries.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- econometrics in sport
- optimal tournament design
- sport scheduling
- competitive strategy
- match outcome models
- decision support systems
- analysis of sporting technologies
- statistics and statistical modeling in sport
- analysis of rules and adjudication
- performance measures and models
- optimisation of sport performance
- mathematics education and sport
- financial valuation in sport


Contributions will be accepted for the conference based on a 100-300 word abstract. Abstracts should be submitted electronically by January 31st, 2013, through the following EasyChair website: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mathsport2013

Although submitting an abstract may be sufficient for presenting your work at the conference, we encourage you to submit a proceedings paper, even if it describes work in progress. Proceedings papers should be prepared using Word, complying with the format that can be found on the MathSport website (www.mathsportinternational.com/callforpapers.html). Please submit your paper electronically as a ".doc" or ".docx" file. Proceedings papers can be submitted (or changed) until March 29th, 2013. It is perfectly possible to submit the proceedings paper after receiving notification of acceptance.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register and present the work at the conference.


Accepted papers presented at the conference will appear in the conference proceedings, which will be distributed on USB stick. The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI). Each participant will also receive a booklet of abstracts.

A special issue of Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jqas) will be devoted papers from the MathSport conference. Interested authors can submit their work for publication in this special issue.

For further information, we refer to the conference website, or info@mathsportinternational.com


Keynote speakers:

Prof. Dominique de Werra (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
Prof. David Forrest (University of Salford)
Prof. Mark Glickman (Boston University)


Leuven is a university town located some 30 km to the east of Brussels. Leuven dates back to the 9th century and has a rich heritage with various historical buildings to be admired. Leuven also provides an excellent environment for relaxation in its numerous bars and restaurants. The Old Market, locally known as 'the largest pub of Europe', is known for its lively nightlife, and a large collection of the famous Belgian beers are served.


Social events:

Discovering Leuven: a guided walk through the city center
Bar Quiz: a fine MathSport tradition
Conference dinner: at the Great Beguinage (UNESCO world heritage)


Registration fee:

Early registration: 350 € (student: 230€)
All social events are included in the registration fee
Registration will open soon


Scientific Committee:

Anthony Bedford (RMIT University), Ruud Koning (University of Groningen), David Percy (University of Salford), Ray Stefani (CSULB), Celso Ribeiro (Universidade Federal Fluminense), Liam Lenten (LaTrobe University), Dimitris Karlis (Athens University), Guillermo Duran (Universidad de Buenos Aires and Universidad de Chile), Joao Carlos Soares de Mello (Universidade Federal Fluminense), Michael Trick (Carnegie Mellon University), James Cochran (Louisiana Tech University), Ryuhei Miyashiro (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology), Ian McHale (University of Salford)


Organizing Committee:

Dries Goossens (KU Leuven), Phil Scarf (University of Salford), Frits Spieksma (KU Leuven)

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