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03-21-2006, 06:48 PM
THE INSTITUTE OF MATHEMATICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS
First International Conference on

MATHEMATICAL MODELLING IN SPORT (IMAS 2007)

The Lowry Centre, Salford Quays, Manchester, UK (www.thelowry.com), 24-26th
June 2007.

ADVANCE CALL FOR PAPERS

Topics to include
Analysis of sporting technologies; Analysis of rules and adjudication;
Performance measures and models; Optimisation of sports performance;
Mathematics education and sport, Econometrics in Sport; Optimal tournament
design and scheduling; Competitive strategy; Match outcome models; Decision
support systems; Computationally intensive methods. The term Sport is
interpreted liberally here and includes: Games and Pastimes; Gambling and
On-line Gaming; Lotteries; and General Fitness and Health-related
Activities.

Keynote Speakers
Stephen R Clarke (Swinburne Sports Statistics, Swinburne University of
Technology, Australia)
John Haigh (Sussex University)

Call for Papers
Papers will be accepted on the basis of an abstract of 100-200 words, which
should be submitted to lucy.nye@ima.org.uk or on-line at
www.ima.org.uk/conferences by 15 December 2006. Authors will be notified of
the acceptance of their papers by 8 January 2007.

Conference Proceedings
Comprising edited papers to be published by the Institute of Mathematics and
Its Applications (www.ima.org.uk). Submission deadline: 28 February 2007.
Selected and extended papers to appear in a fully refereed special issue of
the IMA Journal of Management Mathematics. Deadline for submission of
extended paper: 31 July 2007.

Scientific Committee:
* Phil Scarf , Chair (Uni. of Salford)
* Dave Percy, Co-Chair (Uni. of Salford)
* Carol Robinson , Co-Chair ( Loughborough University)
* Greg Atkinson (Liverpool John Moores)
* Stephen Dobson (Uni. Of Otago, NZ)
* David Forrest (University of Salford)
* John Goddard (University of Bangor)
* Nobu Hirotsu, (Japan Institute for Sports Sciences)
* Roy Jones (Loughborough University)
* Mark King (Loughborough University)
* Nick Linthorne (Brunel University)
* Tony Lewis (Oxford Brookes University)
* Ian McHale (University of Salford)
* John Norman (University of Sheffield)
* Mike Wright (Lancaster University)

Accommodation:
A range of hotel accommodation at Salford Quays will be offered.
Conference Dinner:
Lancashire County Cricket Ground, Old Trafford (tbc depending on fixtures);
after dinner speaker-Rob Eastaway.
Conference Socials (to be confirmed):
20-20 evening cricket match at Old Trafford; Cycling event at Manchester
velodrome.

Key deadlines
Abstract submission to lucy.nye@ima.org.uk or on-line at
www.ima.org.uk/conferences by
15 DECEMBER 2006.
Paper submission for conference proceedings to d.f.percy@salford.ac.uk by
28 FEBRUARY 2007.
Extended papers for consideration for fully refereed special issue of the
IMA Journal of Management Mathematics to be submitted by
31 JULY 2007.

Expressions of interest to:
lucy.nye@ima.org.uk
p.a.scarf@salford.ac.uk

Scientific Enquiries Should Be Made to:
Dr Philip Scarf
Centre for Operational Research and Appl. Stats,
University of Salford,
Salford,
Manchester M5 4WT, UK
tel: 0161 295 3817
fax: 0161 295 4947
email: p.a.scarf@salford.ac.uk,
philscarf@hotmail.com

All other enquiries concerning conference arrangements should be sent to:
Lucy Nye (email: Lucy.Nye@ima.org.uk)
The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Catherine Richards House,
16 Nelson Street,
Southend-on-Sea,
Essex,
England SS1 1EF.
www.ima.org.uk


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Dr Nicholas P Linthorne
School of Sport and Education
Brunel University
Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1895 266479
Fax: +44 (0)1895 269769
Nick.Linthorne@brunel.ac.uk
http://people.brunel.ac.uk/~spstnpl/
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