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NEWS: OptaPro Analytics Forum presentations announced

We are delighted to confirm the 10 presentations at the 2015 OptaPro Analytics Forum, which takes place on 5th February in central London.

Now in its second year, the OptaPro Analytics Forum offers a unique platform for the most talented amateur analysts, bloggers and academics working with football data to share their research with those working within the professional game, offering theories that can be applied and used by clubs in their own day-to-day analysis.

Comprising 10 presentations, the OptaPro Analytics Forum offers a true peer review of analytical research, with designated time for audience questions in an environment designed for best practice to be shared.

A little over two weeks away, the invite-only event will be attended by 100 delegates, many of whom are currently working within leading clubs and national and international federations from across the globe.

 

The confirmed presentations (in no particular order):


1. Finding square pegs for square holes: identifying player types for scouting, Will Gürpınar-Morgan

2. Individual player contribution calculated from event and tracking data, Mark Thurston

3. Attacking free kicks – cross or shot? Dan Barnett

4. Classification of offensive event sequences using probabilistic grammar, Martin Rumo

5. Framework for a player career forecast model between multiple leagues, Howard Hamilton (presented by Simon Harriyott)

6. Beyond Shots: A new approach to quantifying scoring opportunities, Dan Altman

7. Quantitative analysis of leader-follower interactions in footballers’ collective movement, Rui Marcelino Maciel Oliveira

8. The ageing game, Simon Gleave and Mark Taylor

9. Chasing the game, parking the bus, Garry Gelade

10. Breaking down the possession game of FC Bayern, Abel Lorincz

 

Over 50 abstracts were submitted, with all five judges commenting on the high standard of submissions throughout.

The judging panel:

Dr Ian Graham, Liverpool FC

Blake Wooster, 21st Club

Chris Anderson, author of The Numbers Game

Sam Green and Devin Pleuler, Data Scientists, OptaPro

 

Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

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