The RIT Sports Analytics Conference is a one-day workshop showcasing state-of-the-art research in analytics for college and professional hockey and sports in general. Students, faculty, industry members, and anyone interested in learning more about statistical analysis in a variety of sports are welcome to attend. There will be time for discussion and networking, as well as an informal social gathering at the end of the workshop.
Pick-up Hockey Game
We anticipate that we will be able to have a hockey game again this year. More information will be posted here as the conference date nears.
Abstract Submission Submit abstracts by July 24, 2019. We usually have some posters up during lunch, so please let us know if you prefer a poster. We anticipate notifying applicants of acceptance by early August.
We are excited to announce a unique addition to the 2019 RIT Sports Analytics Conference: the 2019 RITSAC Data Competition sponsored by ICEBERG Sports Analytics. They have made a year's worth of 2018- 2019 data available from three teams for the purposes of this competition. We invite participants to use this data set to develop new ways of analyzing hockey performance, strategy, and tactics.
The historical data set includes traditional events, like shot and pass locations, plus tracking data of the location of all players and the puck. The data was collected by ICEBERG Sports Analytics' PRO camera system that captures event data like shots and passes, but also the locations of each player on the ice throughout the game at a rate of 10x/second. We will accept submissions on any topic, but some suggestions include Gap Control, Defensive Zone Coverage Analysis, Breakout Structures/Tendencies, etc.
Anyone interested in participating is required to sign a non-disclosure agreement with ICEBERG Sports Analytics. You can download the NDA and sent to email@example.com. Once the NDA is completed, you will receive credentials to access the data.
Submissions of original work using this data should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions in August 3, 2019. The top three submissions will be given time during the conference to speak about their work and receive $200 each.