Welcome to the MM4SPA Project

This is the official project page of the MM4SPA joint research project. Check out the project description, project partners (DSHS, L3S, KINEXON) and latest news. We will continue to update this page with more material, announcements and publications as the project unfolds. To stay updated you can also follow us on Twitter.




“floodlight” – a high-level, data-driven sports analytics framework

Open source python package for streamlined analysis of sports data released

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Match and performance data from all kinds of sports have seen a remarkable upsurge over the past decade. Better technology and professionalization have led clubs across countries and leagues to collect massive amounts of data and monitor almost every performance related aspect within their organization. However, working with sports data... [Read More]

A Unified Taxonomy and Multimodal Dataset for Events in Invasion Games

A hierarchical taxonomy that enables a minimal and objective annotation. And is modular expendable to fit the needs of various invasion games

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Events like passes or shots play an important role for the interpretation of complex invasion games like soccer, handball, hockey, or basketball. Over the last years, three fundamental perspectives emerged with regard to the analysis of sports games, which all value different characteristics of the respective sports. Somewhat overstated: The... [Read More]

Defensive formation detection in handball

Template matching algorithm to assign defensive formations in handball

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Automated handball formation recognition is a key aspect of tactical game analysis based on big data. The following described method offers for the first time the possibility to quantitatively evaluate tactical, sport-specific expert knowledge and to derive evidence-based performance indicators. Tactical considerations arise from sport-specific expert knowledge, but so far... [Read More]

Official press release: Sporting success thanks to artificial intelligence?

A cooperative project between the German Sport University Cologne, the L3S Research Center at the Leibniz University Hannover and KINEXON

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The Institute for Exercise Training and Sports Informatics and the L3S Research Center at the Leibniz University Hannover have successfully aquired a project funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The MM4Sports project is a transfer project in the field of sports data analysis, using data... [Read More]