The sports data visualization workshop will be held on the afternoon of October 14, 2013 during IEEE VIS, which is scheduled for October 13-18.

The workshop will run for a half day and include some combination of featured speakers, paper presentations, poster sessions and panel discussions.


2:00 p.m.


Dean Oliver
Director of Production Analytics, ESPN Stats & Information

Dean Oliver is a pioneer in sports analytics. Author of Basketball on Paper, the standard for doing analytics in basketball, Oliver applied his work for five successful years in the front office of the Denver Nuggets on personnel and coaching matters. He has since gone to ESPN where he led the team developing Total QBR, a method for evaluating quarterbacks, and is responsible for building sports analytics across the company.

Mr. Oliver earned a bachelor's degree in engineering at Caltech while playing on the basketball team. He did his graduate work in environmental engineering at North Carolina and Stanford while serving as an advanced scout in college basketball.

His work has been published in academic journals, highlighted in diverse popular publications, and is used regularly on TV. His book has been lauded by legendary basketball coach, Dean Smith, and by sabermetrics pioneer, Bill James.

2:00 - 2:45 p.m.

Papers Session I

Visual Twitter Analytics: Exploring Fan and Organizer Sentiment During Le Tour de France
Orland Hoeber, Larena Hoeber, Laura Wood, Ryan Snelgrove, Isabella Hugel, Dayne Wagner
Bloomberg Sports Visualization for Pitch Analysis
Bo Moon and Richard Brath
Racecar Tracking and its Visualization Using Sparse Data
Michael Stoll, Robert Kruger, Thomas Ertl, and Andres Bruhn
Visual Analytics for Multivariate Sorting of Sport Event Data
D. H. S. Chung, P. A. Legg, M. L. Parry, I. W. Griffiths, R. Bown, R. S. Laramee, and M. Chen
2:45 - 3:40 p.m.

Break and Posters/Demo

A Narrative Display for Sports Tournament Recap
Krist Wongsuphasawat
R2S2: a hybrid visualization technique to follow sport ranking evolution
Charles Perin and Frederic Vernier
3:40 - 4:15 p.m.

Papers Session II

Glyphs in Matrix Representation of Graphs for Displaying Soccer Games Results
Ricardo Cava and Carla Dal Sasso Freitas
Visual Comparison of Time-Varying Athletes' Performance
Fabian Beck, Michael Burch, and Daniel Weiskopf
Visualizations for Exploration of American Football Season and Play Data
Sean Gabriel Owens and T.J. Jankun-Kelly
Expanding Plus-Minus for Visual and Statistical Analysis of NBA Box-Score Data
Rob Sisneros and Mark Van Moer
Real-Time Crowdsourcing of Detailed Soccer Data
Charles Perin, Romain Vuillemot, and Jean-Daniel Fekete
4:15 - 5:30 p.m.

Discussion and wrap-up

5:30 - 5:55 p.m.