The 11th Australasian Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport

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Melbourne, Victoria

17–19 September, 2012

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The schedule is available for download here.



Keynote Speakers

  • AFL Research Committee: Members of the AFT Research Committee on the Rules of the Game.
  • Alec Stephenson. Graduated with a Bachelor in Mathematics and Statistics from Warwick University, Alec proceeded his studies with Masters of Science in Applied Statistics from Oxford and eventually PhD in Statistical Analysis of Extreme Events in Lancaster University, UK. Alec is currently a Research Scientist at CSIRO, Melbourne. His previous achievements include winning the FIDE Chest ratings competition with "Could World Chess Ratings Be Decided By The Stephenson System?" and the credit scoring competition with "The Perfect Storm : Meet the Winners of Give Me Some Credit".


The conference directors are:

Previous conferences were held at Bond University (Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6), University of Technology Sydney (No. 5), Massey University NZ (No. 7), Coolangatta Qld. (No. 8, 9) and the Crowne Plaza, Darwin (No. 10).


Registrations are now open. Conference early bird fees are

  • AustMS: – AUD $375.00
  • Non-member: – AUD $425.00
  • Student: – AUD $325.00
  • Proceedings only (non-attendee): – AUD $50.00

Payments can be made via (+ a small booking fee).


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The Conference will be held at RMIT University’s historical Storey Hall, in the Green Brain Room, which is located in the heart of Melbourne city.

Address details:
RMIT Storey Hall, Building 16, Level 7,
RMIT University, Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000.


Accommodation options have been sourced which are in close vicinity to the Conference location.

  • Hotel Grand Chancellor — 131 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000. Rates start from AUD $125.00 per night.
  • Central Skye Lounge Hotel — 43 Therry Street, Melbourne VIC 3000. Rates start from AUD $139.00 per night.
  • Clarion Suites Milano — 8 Franklin Street, Melbourne VIC 3000. Rates start from AUD $300.00 per night.

(please note cheaper rates are available via

Melbourne city is a short taxi-cab ride from the airport (approximately 20 minutes). Major airlines flying into Melbourne include:

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Flights to Melbourne are available from all Australia’s capital cities, and with many international airlines.

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Speakers will have approx. 17 minutes to present their papers and answer questions. The keynote speakers will have approx. 40 minutes to present their papers and answer questions. More details will be posted closer to the conference.

Student Awards

The Neville De Mestre Award for the best student presentation and best student paper will be awarded. Students will be rated by the scientific committee on presentation clarity, technical aspects of paper, paper quality and response to questions. A small prize and certificate accompanies this award.

Executive/Scientific Committee

Anthony Bedford; Denny Meyer; Tim Heazelwood; Neville De Mestre; John Hammond; Steven Stern; Bob Buckley

Scientific Committee

Anthony Bedford; Denny Meyer; Tim Heazlewood; Neville De Mestre; John Hammond; Steven Stern; Ray Stefani, Stephen Clarke, Adrian Schembri, Tristan Barnett.

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Any further information: please email

Updated: 21 Sep 2012
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