Workshop Program

(Now Available)

Monday 24/5/2021

16.30-21.00    SAW2021 Day 1

16.30-17.00  Registration

17.00-17.05  Welcome by Ioannis Ntzoufras

17.05-17.30 Christophe Ley (University of Ghent, Belgium)

The Probabilistic Final Standing Calculator: a fair stochastic tool to handle

abruptly stopped football seasons 

17.30-17.55 Abdulah Zafar (University of Toronto, Canada)

Characterizing Team Passing Behavior in Elite Football: A Topological Approach

17.55 -18.20 Marius Ötting (University of Bielefeld, Germany)

Analyzing football tactics using high-frequency tracking data

18.20-18.35 Break

18.35-19.00 Kostas Pelechrinis (University of Pittsburgh, USA)

Positional value in soccer

19.00-19.25 James Reade (University of Reading, UK)

 Understanding the Impact of Covid-19 on Football

19.25-19.40 Break

19.40-20.15 Marica Manisera (University of Brescia, Italy)

Basketball performance variability and line-up interactions

20.15-20.40 Christos Marmarinos (University of Athens, Greece)

Estimating team possessions in Euroleague Basketball competition


*All times refer to the Greek time-zone (GMT+3)

Tuesday 25/5/2021

16.30-21.00    SAW2021 Day 2

16.30-17.00  Registration

17.00-17.30 Vasilis Palaskas & Bill Mexias (Fantasy Sports Interactive, UK & Greece)

Statistical methodologies and approach for the prediction of athletes’ fantasy performance ratings

17.30-18.00 George Marinakos (OPAP, Greece)

CRM Analytics in the Greek online sports betting market. “Applied data science empowers the ultimate customer experience”

18.00-18.15 Break

18.15-18.40 Dimitris Gkoumas (AUEB, Greece)

 Clustering analysis for the Balloon D’Or partial ranking datasets of the period 2010-15

18.40-19.05 Pavlos Kollias (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

Statistical modeling for the evaluation of basketball performance

19.05-19.30 Michalis Tsagris (University of Crete, Greece)

Estimating NBA players salary share according to their performance on court: A machine learning approach

19.30-19.45 Break

19.45-20.10 Ioannis Ntzoufras (AUEB, Greece)

Bayesian Models for Prediction of the Set-Difference in Volleyball

20.10-20.35 Sotiris Drikos (AUEB Sports Analytics Group)

Inquiry into the discriminant game variables that predict success and performance level in elite men's volleyball

20.35-21.00 Aggelos Alexopoulos (University of Cambridge, UK)

Network analysis to predict tennis career paths: The case of Tsitsipas


*All times refer to the Greek time-zone (GMT+3

Wednesday 26/5/2021

18.15-21.00    Short Course on Football Analytics by I. Ntzoufras 

Thursday 27/5/2021

18.15-21.00    Short Course on Football Analytics by L. Egidi

Friday 28/5/2021

18.15-21.00    Short Course on Football Analytics by D. Karlis 

Organized by


Ioannis Ntzoufras

Dimitris Karlis

Sotiris Drikos


Administrative Assistant

Aggelos Kekempanos




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virtual conference

24-25 May 2021, Athens (Greece)