The 14th Australasian Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport

Call for Participation and Papers

(Organized by ANZIAM MathSport)

Your Conference Team

We have organized a team for the 14th meeting to be held at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Your organising team is

  • Anthony Bedford (University of the Sunshine Coast)
  • Ray Stefani (California State University, Long Beach)
  • Stephanie Kovalchik (Victoria University and Tennis Australia)

Dates and Location

Due to unforeseen issues, the meeting has been rescheduled to 25-28 July 2018 at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Plan to meet your friends, present your work and, as a bonus, escape the southern states' winter.

Venue and Nearby Sights

We will meet at a conference facility within the University of the Sunshine Coast Stadium, home to the Sunshine Coast Lightning. Attendees may want to visit the Australia Zoo (thanks to Steve Irwin’s work), picturesque Maleny and invitingly beautiful Noosa.

Keynote Speakers

The presentations will cover a wide span of Mathsport topics. Noeline Taurua, former New Zealand Silver Fern netball player and silver medalist at the Commonwealth Games in 1998, former Silver Fern coach and current Sunshine Coast Lightning netball coach will open our meeting. Some elite athletes will also talk about analytics in their very real world of sports.

Conference Activities

Attendees can experience the performance analysis of a live training session. On Saturday 28 July, the Sunshine Coast Lightning will play the Swifts. We plan to broadcast the performance analysis process LIVE, including the half-time analysis and post-match analysis, whereby everyone can contribute and gain an insight into the practical aspects of match-day analysis.

Other activities will include a Friday dinner cruise, and social activities.

Conference Fees

You may register here. Fees are $325 for students, $375 for ANZIAM members, and $425 for non-members.

Topics for the Conference

The conference will cover, but is not limited to, the following topics of interest to sports scientists, mathematicians, statisticians, coaches and athletes. The term “sport” is interpreted liberally here and includes games and pastimes, gambling,

general fitness and health-related activities.

  • Analysis of rules, adjudication, and referee decision-making
  • Application of gambling methodology
  • Competitive strategy and methods for in-game strategy
  • Computational analysis in sport
  • Econometrics in sport
  • Identification, analysis and mitigation of sports injuries
  • Mathematical modeling in sport
  • Optimal tournament design and scheduling
  • Quantitative approaches to improve coaching and optimize individual performance
  • Statistical and machine learning methods applied to motion capture and wearable technologies
  • Statistics and statistical modeling in sport
  • Teaching of mathematics and computers in sport
  • The statistics of performance measurement


The abstract deadline of 25 May has passed. For future reference, the template is available here. The Abstracts Book can be downloaded here.

Proceedings and Conference Schedule

For future reference, the Proceedings template using one column for a (maximum) six-page paper is available here. The deadline of 15 June has passed. All papers were reviewed. The Proceedings booklet is available here.

The Conference Schedule is available here. A website with much additional information, photos and a video of the Sunshine Coast is available here.

Comments and Suggestions

If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact Anthony Bedford at


There are a number of hotels in nearby Mooloolaba.A bus is provided as per the Conference Schedule (available above) to take delegates to the venue at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Updated: 12 Jul 2018