Collaborating for Excellence

on Sports Data Analytics and Technology

13.09.2023 to 15.09.2023
11.06.2024 to 13.06.2024

Sports technology and analytics in recent times has become a whole field of research, market and occupation. The need of information on diagnostic of performance in sports teams has overcome the barriers of team-club association walls, as a fundamental part of training optimization, to be an interest of general media, data analytics start-ups, higher-level sports management companies and technology developers.

The goal of this workshop is to provide junior researchers with an introduction to the use of data analytics in sports research, as an opportunity to participate in the expansion of the area. The workshop will cover a range of topics, including data collection, cleaning, and analysis, as well as statistical modelling and visualization techniques. Gaining knowledge and wisdom from data is challenging and should be fostered to effectively develop the necessary skills of students and early-career researchers in sports technology and analytics. Thus, the workshop will consist of a mix of lectures, hands-on exercises, and group discussions. Participants will have the opportunity to work with real-world sports datasets, and will be guided through the process of cleaning and analyzing the data using a variety of software tools. The workshop is designed for junior researchers, including graduate students and early-career professionals, who are interested in using data analytics and technology to advance their research in the field of sports performance. The workshop will bring together researchers from Charles University, University of Vienna, and Eötvös Loránd University, and will provide opportunities for collaboration and networking.

The workshop will include strategies for promoting sustainability, including establishing clear goals and expectations, fostering open communication, leveraging existing networks and resources, promoting knowledge sharing and capacity building, and developing a long-term plan for the collaboration. Thus, the “Sports Analytics 101: Sports Performance Analysis for Junior Researchers” is designed to better integrate and promote junior researchers and PhD students with opportunities to interact with and learn from senior researchers, helping them enhancing skills and connections they need to succeed in their careers in sports science and technology.

Contact person:

Dr. Juliana Exel
University of Vienna

CENTRAL partner:

Prof. Frantisek Zahalka
Charles University

Dr. Miklós Koltai
Eötvös Loránd University - ELTE (HUN)