The 16th Australasian Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport

Call for Participation and Papers

(Organized by ANZIAM MathSport)

Your Conference Team

Your ANZIAM Mathsport organizing team includes the following and others to be added.

  • Sam Robertson, Conference Chair (Sports Performance Analytics, Victoria University)
  • Victoria University Events Team, including Jessica Harrington and Michael Clayton
  • Ray Stefani, ANZIAM Mathsport Secretary (California State University, Long Beach, USA)

Dates and Location

Plan to meet 7-9 July 2022 with your Mathsport friends at the Rendezvous Hotel, located at 300 Flinders Street, just a few doors from where we met in 2016, and across from Flinders Station in the Melbourne downtown area near Federation Square and the MCG. You will hear from keynote speakers and we will hold in person talks there on Thursday 7 July and Friday 8 July. We will project a few recorded Zoom talks for those that cannot attend. Information about recording Zoom talks will be available. We will be closely following COVID health issues to ensure your safety.


For each of the two days of talks, 7-8 July, your conference fee will include coffee/tea and snacks before we start, at the morning break and at the afternoon break as well as lunch. A conference dinner is planned for 8 July so everyone will have plenty of chance to socialize and exchange ideas. We are planning to attend an AFL game at the MCG on 9 July.

Keynote Speakers

Adrian Schembri, a clinical psychologist and sports analyst, will speak on mental health in sports. Tim Nevile will speak regarding his extensive experience providing matchday coaching and feedback to AFL umpires.

Conference Fees

The conference fees are shown below. There is no fee for those who could not attend and wanted their Zoom talks projected.

  • AustMS or ANZIAM Members $375
  • Non members $425
  • Students $325
The link for payment with either Mastercard or Visa is here. You will then be sent a code to use for a discount at the conference Rendezvous Hotel. Please pay your fee by 1 June, to help the organizers with scheduling.

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
  • Psychological methods that enhance performance in competition and enhance mental wellness during and after the competitive career
  • 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

Abstracts Book

The 1 April due date for abstracts has passed. For future reference, for live or online talks, the template for the maximum 300 word, one-page abstract is available here. Abstracts were sent to and reviewed by Ray Stefani and Adrian Schembri. The 2022 Abstracts Book is available here.


The 1 May due date has passed. For future reference, for live or online talks, the template for Proceedings papers is available here. Papers are limited to ten pages. When you are finished, you do not number the pages. You save your paper as a pdf file, with your last name included first in the file name. Papers were sent to and reviewed by Ray Stefani and Adrian Schembri. The 2022 Proceedings is available here.


Conference Hotel: Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne,

Other Nearby Hotels:

  • Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Melbourne Flinders Street
  • Garden State Hotel
  • Hyatt Centric
  • Movenpick Hotel Melbourne on Spencer
  • Park Hyatt Melbourne
  • The Hotel Windsor
  • The Langham
  • Treasury on Collins Apartment Hotel

Business Meeting

Sam Robertson chaired the ANZIAM Mathsport 2022 business meeting. The group agreed to forward to the Executive Committee applications by David Carey for La Trobe University and by Dan Dwyer for Deakin University to host the ANZIAM Mathsport 2024 meeting.

The group agreed to fill six of the seven seats on the Executive Committee with: Anthony Bedford (Chair), Ray Stefani (Secretary), Darren O’Shaughnessy (Treasurer) and with Members Paul Bracewell, Robert Nguyen and Sam Roberston. The remaining seat will be filled by David Carey or Dan Dwyer, depending on which university is chosen to host in 2024.

The Executive Committee subsequently chose La Trobe to host in 2024, adding David Carey to the Executive Committee.

Updated: 06 Mar 2024