Posted by: Dries Goossens

Ghent University will be hosting a free workshop on “Fairness in Sports”. It aims to bring together researchers and practitioners with an interest in sports research, and fairness issues in particular. The programme is now complete; we welcome you to participate.


Jörn Schönberger (TU Dresden)        “Implementing Fairness Aspects in the Schedules of Non-commercial and Leisure Sport Leagues”

Ruud H. Koning (U Groningen)        “So the last will be the first”

Philip Scarf (U of Salford)     “Setting a fair orienteering problem”

Mehmet S. Ismail (King’s college London) “Catch-Up: A Rule that Makes Service Sports More Competitive”

Gianfranco Gambarelli (U of Bergamo)        “Fair Averages”

Gerard Sierksma (U Groningen)        “The Problem of Increasing Performance Densities in Elite Sports”

Julien Guyon (Columbia U & NYU) “World Cup draw: quantifying (un)fairness and (im)balance”

Mario Guajardo (NHH Bergen)         “Operations Research Transformed the Scheduling of South American World Cup Qualifiers: Did it Improve Fairness?”

Registration and participation:

The workshop will be a free 1-day event, which will take place on April 12th 2018 in Ghent (Belgium); registration is required (deadline: March 30th).


This workshop is sponsored by ORBEL and the EURO working group OR in Sports.