Asia, the largest and most populous continent on Earth, has a long tradition of sports. Traditional Asian Sports like wrestling and archery survive even today in forms unchanged over centuries. The globalization of sport has brought new sports, coaching techniques and methods to the continent.
MathSport Asia is a group of academicians and sports professionals interested in the promotion and development of the application of mathematics, statistics and data analysis to sports management, sports performance analysis and management and sports coaching and training, in Asia.
MathSport Asia seeks to play the role of a catalyst in encouraging the use of Mathematical and Statistical Analysis in Sports in Asia by organizing Conferences and Workshops, by encouraging research in the area and facilitating its dissemination. MathSport Asia will also seek to promote the teaching of mathematics and statistics using sports.
In this endeavour, MathSport Asia will seek to bring together various stakeholders: academicians, sportspeople, sports bodies, industry, sports academies, sports leagues and the government.
MathSport Asia seeks to complement the work done by two related groups, MathSport International and ANZIAM MathSport. While MathSport International has been organizing biennial conferences in Europe since 2007, ANZIAM MathSport has been organizing biennial conferences in Australia/ New Zealand since 1992.
MathSport Asia 2018, the Inaugural Conference, of MathSport Asia will be held from December 10-12 2018, at XLRI Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, India