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Workshop Program



Monday 26/11/2018

15.00-15.30    Conference Registration

15.30-15.45    Welcome by Ioannis Ntzoufras & Dimitris Karlis

15.45-16.45    Sports Economics Lecture: Competitive imbalance, transfer market and youth training

                       Stefan Kesenne (Univ. of Antwerp & Univ. of Leuven, Belgium)

16.45-17.30    Basketball Data Science 

                       Paola Zuccoloto (University of Brescia, Italy)

17.30-18.00    Coffee Break

18.00-18.45    Bayesian hierarchical models for predicting individual performance in soccer 

                       Leonardo Egidi (University of Trieste, Italy)

18.45-19.15    An Overview of Football Analytics 

                       Ioannis Ntzoufras (AUEB, Greece)

19.15-19.45    Coffee break

19.45-20.15    Optimization in Professional Sports: Scheduling the Indian Super League 

                       Walter Sebastian Gisler (GotSoccer, USA)  

20.15-20.45    Μodel based predictions for soccer with application to inplay betting

                       Dimitris Karlis (AUEB, Greece) 

Tuesday 27/11/2018


15.00-16.00   Sports Economics Lecture:  Free-entry football market and the number of professional teams

Stefan Kesenne (Univ. of Antwerp & Univ. of Leuven, Belgium)

16.00-16.30   Competitive Balance in European Football

                      Vasilis Manasis (AUEB Sports Analytics Group, Greece)

16.30-17.00   Which side are you on? The effect of rivalry on behavioural intentions for celebrity footballer brand offerings

                      Eugenia Tzοumaka (The American College of Greece)

17.00-17.30   Coffee Break

17.30-18.00   The Life Cycle of Odds - From Mesopotamia to Brexit

                       Kostas Maras (Stoiximan, Greece)

18.00-18.30    Creating value from data generated by football fans using a mobile app

                       Ioannis Papadopoulos (Dribbly, France) 

18.30-19.00    Expanding a startup to assist the athletes accelerate their sport-specific growth using Data Science

                       Dimitrios Sakellaris (Statathlon, Greece)

19.00-19.30    Coffee Break

19.30-19.50     The range of skills needed to interpret a volleyball set result for men and women 

                        Sotiris Drikos (AUEB Sports Analytics Group, Greece)

19.50-20.20     Do high-pressure conditions impact on performance in basketball? A big data analytics approach

                        Marica Manisera (University of Brescia, Italy)

20.20-20.40     Review of Evaluation Metrics for basketball players.

                        Christos Marmarinos (University of Athens)

20.40-21.00     The role of Statistics and Numbers in Basketball

                        Vasilis Skountis (Basketball Journalist)

Organized by


Ioannis Ntzoufras

Dimitris Karlis

Sotiris Drikos


Administrative Assistant

K. Matzorakis




Upcoming Event


The workshop program is now finalized subject to minor changes that may suddenly occur. 



Aueb Sports Analytics Workshop 2018

Athens (Greece), 26-27 November 2018

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