The International Sports Analytics Conference and Exhibition (ISACE) series (new)




The 1st ISACE, 12 - 13 July 2024, Paris
(one week before summer olympics)




ISACE 2024

Welcome to the International Sports Analytics Conference and Exhibition (ISACE) series

Sports analytics is the application of AI, data science, psychology, and smart devices to improve sports performance, strategy, and decision-making. It involves collecting, processing, and interpreting data from various sources such as video footage, performance metrics, and scouting reports, and using this information to gain insights into player and team performance, prevent injury, and help coaches and team managers to make more informed decisions and optimize their resources to achieve better results.

There are various sports analytics seminars, satellite workshops (associated with major AI and Data Science conferences), and regional conferences (e.g., MIT Sloan Sports Analytics). The vision of this new International Sports Analytics Conference and Exhibition (ISACE) series is to bring leading academics, researchers, coaches, psychologists, managers and technologists together to advance state-of-the-art of sports analytics.

The location is to move around the world's major cities with a timing that is likely to be 1-2 weeks before or after a major sporting event which may form one of the themes of the conference.

The first ISACE (12 - 13 July 2024) will be in Paris (one week before The 2024 Summer Olympics). The conference proceedings will be published in Springer LNCS series. Top papers will be awarded a Best Paper Certificate and a book voucher from Springer-Nature. Selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to a special issue of the Springer-Nature Computer Science journal.

ParisOlympics


The second ISACE (Sept 2025) will be in Shanghai (one week before the 2025 Rolex Shanghai Masters tennis).

AustralianOpen


The third ISACE (May 2026) will be in Vancouver (before the 2026 soccer World Cup). Details will be updated later.

AustralianOpen


Download the PDF poster.


Previous events:

The pre-conference workshop was hosted in Oct 2023, Singapore.

Important Dates (AoE)

Paper submission: 10 March 31 March 2024

Notification: 12 April 30 April 2024

Camera-ready: 30 April 15 May 2024

Company Exhibition submission: 30 May 2024

Conference: 12 - 13 July 2024

Journal version submission: 11 October 2024

Journal version notification: 13 December 2024

Scope and Topics

We are generally focused on research and study that help improve sports through different forms of analytics. The main topics include (but are not limited to) applications of the following techniques in sports:

  • Computer vision
  • Image and video processing
  • Machine learning
  • Probabilistic modeling and reasoning
  • Statistical analysis
  • Predictive modeling
  • Data analytics
  • Strategies analytics
  • Optimization
  • Virtual reality and augmented reality
  • Data visualization and management
  • Sports management
  • E-Sports
  • Sports Business Analytics
  • Sports Betting
  • Operational research
  • Scheduling and logistics
  • League and tournament design
  • Medical science
  • Sports Cardiology
  • Precision medicine
  • Injury prediction and prevention
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sports psychology
  • Player evaluation
  • Performance analysis
  • Talent identification and development
  • Fan engagement
  • Paralympic Sports Analytics

Registration

Option Early Bird (before 15 June 2024)
Standard
Student 500 Euro 600 Euro
Regular 700 Euro 800 Euro

*Registration includes lunch (x2 days) and conference banquet.

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Call for Industry Talks

Sports Analytics industry practitioners are welcome to give a 15 min presentation at the conference without formal publication in conference proceedings. Registration is required.

Spots are limited. Please email z.hou@griffith.edu.au the title of your talk if you are interested.

Company Exhibition

The ISACE Company Exhibition is an opportunity to showcase innovation and excellence in sports industry. Companies are invited to submit a pich deck (slides) and present their technologies and products to a panel of industry experts, potential customers and investors.

Each selected company may have up to two presenters, and each presenter must register for the conference. Each pitch is 5 minutes followed by Q&A. Submission format must be PDF or PPTX or KEY.

Your submission should include 1) a pitch deck of slides, and 2) responses to a simple survey (download the survey Word doc here).

Submission deadline is 30 May 2024.

Please email your submission to z.hou@griffith.edu.au

Selected companies can pay a discounted registration fee equivalent to the student fees.

Host city

Paris, the capital of France, is located in the north-central part of the country. It is one of the world's most important and attractive cities, celebrated for its gastronomy, haute couture, painting, literature, and intellectual community. The sobriquet "the City of Light" remains fitting, as Paris continues to thrive as a center for education and intellectual pursuits


Venue

ISACE 2024 will be hosted at SOPROMED, Medical Promotion Society (Société de Promotion Médicale).
Address: 179 rue de Tocqueville, 75017 Paris.


Transportation

From airport: Charles de Gaule

By taxi : around 1h10 min

By train : Take RER B from Aeroport Charles de Gaule (direction : Orsay Ville). Take off at Châtelet-Les Halles Take Metro 14 from Châtelet-Les Halles (direction : Mairie de Saint-Ouen). Take off at Pont Cardinet Walk for 8 min (600 m)


From airport: Orly

By taxi : around 50 min

By train : Take Orlyval from Aeroport Orly (Terminal 1,2,3 direction : Antony). Take off at Antony. Take RER B from Antony (direction: Mitry - Claye). Take off at Châtelet-Les Halles Take Metro 14 from Châtelet-Les Halles (direction : Mairie de Saint-Ouen). Take off at Pont Cardinet Walk for 8 min (600 m)


Nearby Hotels

Glasgow Monceau (3 stars), 3 Rue de la Félicité, 17th arr., 75017 Paris, France Around 160 euro/night, 100 m away from the conference venue.

Mercure Paris (4 stars), 17 Batignolles, 118 Rue De Tocqueville, 17th arr., 75017 Paris, France Around 200 euro/night, 200 m away from the conference venue.

Novotel Paris 17 (4 stars), 34 Avenue Porte d'Asnières, 17th arr., 75017 Paris, France Around 165 euro/night, 750 m away from the conference venue.

ibis Paris (3 stars), 17 Clichy-Batignolles, 10 rue Bernard Buffet, 17th arr., 75017 Paris, France Around 115 euro/night, 750 m away from the conference venue.

ibis Styles Paris Batignolles (3 stars), 119 Avenue De Clichy, 17th arr., 75017 Paris, France Around 170 euro/night, 750 m away from the conference venue.


Visa Application

Attendees that require a visa may apply for it here.

Paper Submissions


Conference Paper Submission

Manuscripts may be submitted in Springer LNCS format to one of the following two categories: (i) Regular Papers and (ii) Practical Experience Papers.

  • Regular Papers (15 pages max, excluding references and appendices) should describe original research.
  • Practical Experience Papers (6 pages max, excluding references and appendices) should describe a real-world experience or a case study, such as the design and deployment of a method or a system in practical settings.

Additional material may be placed in an appendix, to be read at the discretion of the reviewers and to be omitted in the final version. Formatting style files and further guidelines for formatting can be found at the Springer website (more details here).

The proceedings will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Submission should be done electronically in PDF format through the EasyChair submission page.


Submit Conference Paper


Camera-ready Submission

Authors of accepted papers should submit three files on EasyChair by updating your submission:

  • The final source files, including bib files, images, etc., all in a zipped file.
  • A final paper PDF file corresponding exactly to the final source files.
  • A licence-to-publish agreement, signed by hand by the corresponding author on behalf of all of the authors of the paper, converted to a PDF file. Download the Word template here.

Please upload the above files by the camera-ready deadline 15 May 2024.


Journal Paper Submission

ISACE has established a strategic partnership with the Springer-Nature (SN) Computer Science journal. Selected papers from the conference proceedings will be invited to submit an extended version to a special issue of SN Computer Science. The extension is expected to contain more than 30% new content, such as new knowledge, theoretical and practical development and evaluations of the approach.

Detailed submission instructions will be released later.

Best Paper Award

The best 3 papers in the conference proceedings will be awarded a certificate and a book voucher from Springer-Nature.

Organising Committee

General Chair and Founder

Prof Jin Song Dong, Deputy Head, National University of Singapore, Singapore


Program Co-Chairs

Dr Masoumeh Izadi, Managing Director, Television Content Analytics, Singapore
Dr Zhe Hou, Griffith University, Australia


Advisory Committee

Elia Hill, Director of Sports Technology, Queensland Government, Australia


Organising Committee

A/Prof Bimlesh Wadhwa, Assistant Dean, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Prof Jun Sun, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Prof Yang Liu, Chair Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Prof Mounir Mokhtari, Institut Mines-Télécom, France
Prof Yamine Ait Ameur, National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, France
A/Prof Zhiyong Huang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
A/Prof Teck Khim Ng, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Prof Chunyang Chen, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Prof Bessam Abdulrazak, University of Sherbrooke, Canada


Local Organizing Committee

Prof Mounir Mokhtari, Institut Mines-Télécom, France
Prof Yamine AIT AMEUR, INP Toulouse, France
A/Prof Hamdi Aloulou, Institut Mines-Télécom, France
Prof Nassim Khider, ENSIIE, France
Imrane Mokhtari, ESCP, France
Dr. Stéphane Renouard, Institut Mines-Télécom, France
Prof Bessam Abdulrazak, University of Sherbrooke, Canada
Prof Jongbae Kim, Yonsei University, Korea


Program Committee

Prof Oliver Schulte, Director Structured Machine Learning Lab, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Dr Luke Wildman, Principal Systems Assurance Engineer, RGB Assurance, Australia
Prof Yamine Ait AMEUR, National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, France
A/Prof Bimlesh Wadhwa, Assistant Dean, National University of Singapore, Singapore
A/Prof Zhiyong Huang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
A/Prof Yun Lin, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Dr Michael Kan Jiang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Wei-Yao Wang, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Zhaoyu Liu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Dr Hadrien Bride, Dependable Intelligence, Australia
Dr David Saxby, Griffith University, Australia
Prof Chunyang Chen, Monash University, Australia
Prof Lijun Guo, Ningbo University, China
Dr Sebastian Binnewies, Griffith University, Australia
Prof John Komar, National Institute of Education, Singapore
Dr Elizabeth Bradshaw, Deakin University, Australia
Dr Seungbok Lee, Yonsei University, Korea
Dr Xiaofei Xie, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Prof Mehul S Raval, Associate Dean of Experiential Learning, Ahmedabad University, India
A/Prof Srikrishnan Divakaran, Krea University, India
Prof Tolga Kaya, Sacred Heart University, CT, USA
Daniel Bolarinwa, Accenture, UK
Rajdeep Singh Hundal, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Dr Tao Lin, VC of Engineering, Ethiqly, USA
Dr Dileepa Fernando, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Dr Isuru Supasan, SLTC Research University, Sri Lanka
Karan Gupta, SunPower, USA
Prof Raveendran Paramesran, Monash University, Malaysia
Prof Bessam Abdulrazak, University of Sherbrooke, Canada
Steven Lin, AI Lead, Azra Games, USA
Robert Moskovitch, Ben Gurion University, Israel
David Clausi, University of Waterloo, Canada
Ruchir Pandya, ex-Disruptive, ex-Meta, ex-NBA, USA
To Be Extended

Sponsors

We are actively seeking sponsors. Please see our detailed sponsorship package here.

Gold Sponsors

IMT Transfer

Dependable Intelligence


Collaborators

IMT France

Yonsei University

ENSIIE France

National University of Singapore

Griffith University

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