Digitization in Sports

A Panel on Digitization in Sport
as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on Sports: Economic, Management, Marketing & Social Aspects, 8-11 May 2017, Athens, Greece
sponsored by the Athens Journal of Sports

The Sports, Leisure & Recreation Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) organizes A Panel on Digitization in Sport, 8-11 May 2017, Athens, Greece as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on Sports: Economic, Management, Marketing & Social Aspects sponsored by the Athens Journal of Sports.

The rapid development of social networks and the anchoring of digital media in sports are still taking place. The panel “Digitization in Sport” takes account of new research areas in the scope of digitization, e.g. “digital and social media marketing”, “new (digital) markets and business models”, “digital media sponsoring” “internationalization strategies in sports” etc. Latest and innovative research results in the area of “digitization in sports” are the basis for the utilization of new capitalization opportunities, the developing of innovative (digital) markets, the development of knowledge about handling Big Data and Smart Data, as well as the further development of the research process in the area of digitization in sports.

Fee structure information is available on http://www.atiner.gr/fees.

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A Greek night of entertainment with dinner, a special one-day cruise to selected Greek islands, an archaeological tour of Athens and a one-day visit to Delphi. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit a 300-word abstract before 27 March 2017, by email, to: Dr. Christian Werner, Professor and CEO, Private University Seeburg Castle, Seekirchen, Austria or Dr. Tobias Haupt, Director, Institute for Football Management, Germany.

Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Please use the abstract submitting formDecisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission.

If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. Should you wish to participate in the Conference without presenting a paper, for example, to chair a session, to evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, to contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK (gregory.papanikos@stir.ac.uk).

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) was established in 1995 as an independent academic association and its mission is to act as a forum, where academics and researchers – from all over the world –  can meet in Athens in order to exchange ideas on their research and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.

The organizing and hosting of International Conferences and Symposiums, the carrying out of Research, and the production of Publications are the basic activities of ATINER.  Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 400 International Conferences and other events, and has published close to 200 books. In 2012, the Association launched a series of conference paper publications (click here), and at the beginning of 2014, it introduced its own series of Journals (click here).

Academically, the Association is organized into seven Research Divisions and fourty Research Units.  Each Research Unit organizes at least an Annual International Conference, and may also undertake various small and large research projects.

Academics and Researchers are more than welcome to become members and to contribute to ATINER’s objectives. If you would like to become a member, please download the relevant form (membership form). For more information on how to become a member, please send an email to: info@atiner.gr.