Wednesday, October 26, 2016

[DMANET] Conference announcement: MathSport International 2017

MathSport International 2017: The 6th International Conference on Mathematics in Sport

26 - 28 June 2017

Padua, Italy

First Call for Papers

We invite you to submit an abstract for the 6th 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: Mathematical and physical models in sports, Performance measures and models, Optimisation of sport performance, Statistics and probability models in sport, Match outcome models, Operations Research in Sport, Competitive strategy, Game theoretical models, Optimal tournament design, Sports scheduling, Decision support systems, Analysis of rules and adjudication, Econometrics in sport, Analysis of sporting technologies, Mathematics education and sport, Computationally intensive methods, Financial valuation in sport, E-sports (gaming), Betting and sports

Abstracts should be at most 2000 characters (spaces included) long, in English, and they must be submitted through the EasyChair website. The final date for abstract submission is 30 January 2017, and you will be notified of acceptance by 24 February 2017. At least one author of each accepted paper must register and present the work at the conference. Registration will be at the conference website,, at a discounted rate until 15 May 2017. Accommodation info at the website.

Authors of accepted abstracts are encouraged to submit their paper for the conference Proceedings (even if it is work in progress), until 24 April 2017. Padova University Press will distribute the book of accepted proceedings (in digital form in a USB pen drive with ISBN) to all participants.

There will be a special issue of Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports ( devoted to papers from MathSport International 2017, containing work beyond that published in the conference proceedings. Details to follow.


Abstract submission: 30 January 2017

Latest notification of acceptance: 24 February 2017 Submission of papers for Proceedings: 24 April 2017 Early registration: 15 May 2017

Keynote speakers:

To be announced

Venue: The MathSport 2017 Conference will be held at the Orto Botanico (Botanical Garden) (UNESCO site) of University of Padova. Padua is a beautiful city of art, with plenty of historical buildings, located in the central area of the Veneto plains. The University of Padova, established in 1222, is one of the oldest universities in Europe, and one of the biggest in Italy: 2,100 research staff, 60,000 students and 1,500 PhD students. From the logistic point of view, Padua is well connected to the rest of the world: Venice Marco Polo airport is the third biggest in Italy. Venice and Treviso airports can be reached by public buses or shuttle services. There are frequent high-speed trains to Padua from Milan (2h10m) and Rome (3h20m). Padua is 20 minutes away by train from Venice.

Registration fees:

Until 15 May: €380 (students: €250, accompanying person: €100) From 16 May: €450 (students: €300, accompanying person: €120)

Supported by:

This conference is supported by: University of Padova, Mathematics Department of University of Padova, EURO Working Group OR in Sports, Royal Statistical Society Statistics in Sport section

Local Organizing Committee:

Marco Ferrante (University of Padova), Carla De Francesco (University of Padova), Luigi De Giovanni (University of Padova), Giovanni Fonseca (University of Udine), Francesco Lisi (University of Padova)

MathSport International Committee:

Phil Scarf (University of Salford), Anthony Bedford (RMIT University), Dries Goossens (Gent University), Ruud Koning (University of Groningen), Alun Owen (University of Worcester), Frits Spieksma (KU Leuven), Ray Stefani (California State University Long Beach)

For further information, please visit the conference website:

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