The 8th Australasian Conference on
Mathematics and Computers
in Sport

Greenmount Resort, Coolangatta, Queensland

Monday 3rd to Wednesday 5th July, 2006

The conference directors are:

This three-day conference will bring together sports scientists who are interested in:

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You are cordially invited to attend.

Previous conferences were held at Bond University (Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6),
University of Technology Sydney (No. 5), and Massey University NZ (No. 7)

Keynote Speakers

* Dr Keith Lyons
Head of Performance Analysis, Australian Institute of Sport.
* Professor Roger Bartlett
University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
* Ron Clarke
former world-record holder for middle-distance running,
and now Mayor of the Gold Coast, has agreed to officially open the Eighth Conference.

Call for Papers

Papers are invited on any of the following themes: 200-300 word abstracts should be mailed to by 31st October 2005.

Conference papers will be formally reviewed for significance, correctness and appropriateness to the conference theme. Conference Proceedings will be published in a collection which will be available to all at the beginning of the conference. Only those papers considered by the Conference Scientific Committee to be acceptable in content and presentation will be included in the Conference Proceedings.
Other papers may be included on the program, with abstracts provided beforehand by the authors.

The style for the papers will be the same as for The Journal of Sports Science and Medicine.
On acceptance of abstracts the style will be advised to authors.

Special Publication

Negotiations are underway with The Journal of Sports Science and Medicine editor to publish selected papers as a special edition following the conference.

For more information, contact the conference director:

John Hammond
School of Education
Southern Cross University
PO Box 157



Greenmount Resort is located on the NSW/Queensland border, not far from the Coolangatta airport. It is only a short taxi-cab ride from the airport.

Major airlines flying into the Gold Coast include:

Virgin Blue
Freedom Air, from New Zealand

Alternatively flights may be made to Brisbane and then train to Robina on the Gold Coast.
A taxi-cab or bus ride will also be required to reach the resort.


Accommodation at Greenmount Resort is very affordable. Twenty-five rooms have been reserved for the Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights of the conference. Prices (including breakfast) are:
$95 for a single room, $105 for a shared twin room, and $126 for a shared triple room per night.
Delegates should contact the Resort and book their own accommodation.

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Registration includes Conference Proceedings, morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch on each day.

The costs will be:

Australian MS members $250 (Early Bird)/ $300 (normal)
non-AustMS members $300 (Early Bird)/ $350 (normal)
Bona-fide students $200 (Early Bird)/ $250 (normal)

Please make cheques payable to Mestre.
We have no facilities for credit cards.

Please Note: If you choose to pay in cash at the beginning of the Conference, then the Early Bird concessions will not apply.

Accompanying persons who wish to have morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea each day will be charged $60 for the three days (i.e. $20 per day).



Abstract submission 31 October 2005
Acceptance of abstracts 30 November 2005
Full papers submitted for review and referring 31 January 2006
Feedback from referees 15 March 2006
Early Bird Registration 31 March 2006
Papers in acceptable final print form 30 April 2006


Surfing Excursions

In conjunction with the conference there will be a visit to the Surfing High Performance Centre at Casuarina, just south of Tweed Heads/Coolangatta on Sunday 2nd July.
Those interested in attending this should contact John Hammond by 31st March 2006.

Sports scientists from Edith Cowan University and the University of Plymouth have already indicated interest in this excursion.

Evening Dinners

These will be arranged informally as usual on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights at various restaurants near the resort. The restaurants will be chosen for their reasonable price list and convenience to the resort.
Delegates will pay for their dinners. There will be no formal Conference dinner.


Speakers will have approx. 30 minutes to present their papers and answer questions.
The two keynote speakers will have approx. 60 minutes to present their papers and answer questions.
There will be no parallel sessions.

Ross Moore 2006-03-16