Last week we extended the deadline to 14th December for proposals for the 2015 OptaPro Analytics Forum. We are now in a position to share why and how this will make a real impact on an already unique event.
In an addition to Opta data, abstract proposals can now include requests for official Premier League TRACAB data.
This new development, agreed as a result of our partnership with TRACAB and the Premier League, means that data requests can include data covering off-the-ball movements of players. As with Opta data, the tracking data will be available exclusively for the forum.
TRACAB, a supplier to the Premier League, uses advanced image-processing technology to determine the position of all moving objects in the field of play at a rapid 25 times per second. The result is a live data feed that contains all the X, Y and Z positional coordinates for each identified object.
For details on how to submit your proposal, please follow this link
In your abstract, please clearly state the purpose of your data request.
The OptaPro Analytics Forum is a unique, free event designed to highlight best practice in the football analytics community, allow professional and amateur analysts to learn from each other and act as a peer review for the best analytical work in football.
We felt that there were limited opportunities for clubs to learn directly from amateur analysts, and even fewer for amateur analysts and academics to understand the unique pressures technical staff within clubs were under, so the OptaPro Analytics Forum evolved to plug that gap.
Acknowledging there is limited time available to work with this new data, we are committed to ensuring your ideas can still be realised and are happy to work with you to support where we can. If you'd like to discuss an idea with us, please contact email@example.com.
Please note that the data supplied will be ‘anonymous’ and may only represent part of a match. The details regarding the data will be fully explained to those with successful proposals. This will not hinder your presentation.
Abstracts submitted before 05/12/2014 will not be affected, however amendments can be made to a proposal upon request if the addition of this data is relevant.
For any further questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org