Thursday, April 09, 2015

KDD 2015 Workshop on Large-Scale Sports Analytics

We are pleased to announce that the KDD Workshop on Large-Scale Sports Analytics will be taking place in Sydney this year on August the 10th at KDD 2015. Similar to last year, it will be a full day workshop consisting of invited speakers as well as poster sessions for submitted papers. A call for paper submissions is below.

=== Call for Submissions ===
When: August 10th, 2015
Where: Sydney, Australia
Website: http://large-scale-sports-analytics.org/

Description:

Virtually every aspect of sports analytics is now entering the “Big Data” phase, and the interest in effectively mining, modeling, and learning from such data has also been correspondingly growing. Relevant data sources include detailed play-by-play game logs, tracking data, physiological sensor data to monitor the health of players, social media and text-based content, and video recordings of games.

The objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers and analysts from academia and industry who work in sports analytics, data mining and machine learning. We hope to enable meaningful discussions about state-of-the-art in sports analytics research, and how it might be improved upon.

We seek poster submissions (which can be both preliminary research as well as recently published work) on topics including but not limited to:
* Spatiotemporal modeling
* Video, text and social media analysis
* Feature selection and dimensionality reduction
* Feature learning and latent factor models
* Computational rationality
* Real-time predictive modeling
* Interactive analysis & visualization tools
* Sensor technology and reliability
* Labeling and annotation of events/activities/tactics
* Real-time/deployed analytical systems
* Knowledge discovery of player/team/league behaviors
* Game Theory
* eSports


Submission Details:
Poster submissions should be extended abstracts no more than 4 pages in length (in KDD format, do not need to be anonymous). Extended abstracts should be submitted by June 5th 11:59 PM PDT. Details can be found at:

http://www.large-scale-sports-analytics.org/Large-Scale-Sports-Analytics/Submissions.html

Important Dates:
Submission - 5th June 2015 11:59 PM PDT
Notification - 30th June 2015
Workshop - 10th August 2015

Organizers:
Patrick Lucey (Disney Research) (patrick.lucey@disneyresearch.com)
Yisong Yue (Caltech) (yyue@caltech.edu)
Jenna Wiens (University of Michigan) (wiensj@umich.edu)
Stuart Morgan (Australian Institute of Sport) (stuart.morgan@ausport.gov.au)

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