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University of Brescia

Department of Economics and Management


Big Data Analytics in Sports

Big Data in Sensory Analysis

Scientific Conference on




Health and Well-being

University of Brescia
Department of Economics and Management
25 – 27 September 2019


Final Scheme, program and book of abstract

ASA CONFERENCE 2019 Book of Short Paper

Incontro con il Presidente dell'ISTAT

Special event: “Scenari statistici su popolazione e benessere in Italia”


Incontro con IASA

Special event: “Experiment with chocolate sensory maps”


Slide Plenary Sessions

Download here the pdf slides of the plenary sessions:


The ASA – Association for Applied Statistics and the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Brescia organize in Brescia a scientific conference aimed at promoting applications that use statistical techniques and models suitable for health and well-being analyses (download the call).

The conference will last three days. Scientific reports at the Conference will be partly invited by the Scientific Committee and partly contributed by participants. Moreover, other scientific events, a round-table and sensory games on food and beverages will be held

At each invited session two basic speeches will open the discussion, one held by an academic and the other by an expert from a company or an institution currently using statistics. This juxtaposition is aimed at favouring a better understanding between academia and production world. 

Contributed papers are welcome. Concerned scholars are invited to submit to the Scientific Committee an abstract preferably in English of no more than 1 page, title, authors’ name, company or institution they belong to, and email included. The Committee, after acceptation, will contact the authors. 

The official conference languages will be Italian and English. A good practice would be to write the slides in English, so that non-Italian participants can follow all presentations.

Special events

25 Settembre 2019

Scenari statistici su popolazione, salute e benessere in Italia

26 Settembre 2019

I nuovi sistemi di produzione ISTAT: censimento, indagini e registri

27 Settembre 2019

Plenary Session AICQ-CN and AISS: Six Sigma as a method for improvement in health facilities and in the medical and pharmaceutical industry

27 Settembre 2019

Statistics in Sports Day: kick-off meeting of the ISI Special Interest Group in Sports Statistics – Video Conference

Conference topics


  • Health and healthcare
  • Education and health
  • Health Psychology
  • Work and life balance
  • Economic well-being
  • Social relationships and social health
  • Welfare and well-being
  • Safety and security
  • Subjective well-being
  • Environment and pollution
  • Innovation, research and creativity
  • Quality of health services
  • Equitable and sustainable well-being
  • Resilience and vulnerability

  • Sport, Health and wellbeing
  • Sport analytics
  • Health and fitness
  • Sport psychology
  • Statistics and tourism
  • Food and beverage, health, well-being and life quality
  • Qualitative and quantitative methods for sensory analysis
  • Psychology and food
  • Food and beverage industries and markets
  • Methods and models for health and well-being analysis
  • Technology for health analysis





30 June 2019

one page abstract

10 July 2019

abstract acceptation

31 July 2019

short paper (4 pages)

early bird reduced fees accreditation (110€)

Special early bird reduced fees for junior participants* (50€)

*Junior participants are students and unstructured under 33 years old

Abstract and short paper submission

The one page abstract must be sent to:

by June 30th. Acceptance will be communicated within July 10th.

The short papers must NOT exceed four (4) pages (incl. references).

After acceptance notification of the abstract, at least one of the authors must pay the fees accreditation.




Registration and conference fee

How to register and how to pay

LaTeX template

Download here the short paper template:

Maurizio Carpita

University of Brescia

Luigi Fabbris

University of Padova

Eugenio Brentari

University of Brescia
(chair of the local committee)

Scientific Program Committee

  • Giuseppe Arbia (SIS – Università Cattolica di Milano)
  • Rossella Berni (University of Florence)
  • Matilde Bini (SIS – European University of Rome)
  • Giovanna Boccuzzo (University of Padova)
  • Eugenio Brentari (University of Brescia)
  • Vittoria Buratta (ISTAT)
  • Giulia Cavrini (University of Bolzano-Bozen)
  • Alessandro Celegato (AICQ-AISS, PSV Project Service and Value)
  • Giuliana Coccia (ISTAT)
  • Adriano Decarli (University of Milan)
  • Tonio Di Battista (‘G. D’Annunzio’ University of Chieti and Pescara)
  • Simone Di Zio (‘G. D’Annunzio’ University of Chieti and Pescara)

  • Benito Vittorio Frosini (Sacred Heart Catholic University of Milan)
  • Antonio Giusti (University of Florence)
  • Silvia Golia (University of Brescia)
  • Maria Gabriella Grassia (Federico II University of Naples)
  • Maria Iannario (Federico II University of Naples)
  • Domenica Fioredistella Iezzi (Tor Vergata University of Rome)
  • Michele Lalla (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)
  • Fabio Lucidi (SIPSA – La Sapienza University of Rome)
  • Marica Manisera (University of Brescia)
  • Paolo Mariani (University of Milan-Bicocca)
  • Francesco Mola (University of Cagliari)

  • Antonio Mussino (La Sapienza University of Rome)
  • Luigi Odello (International Academy of Sensory Analysis)
  • Francesco Palumbo (Federico II University of Naples)
  • Maurizio Pessato (Assirm)
  • Alessandra Petrucci (University of Florence)
  • Alfonso Piscitelli (Federico II University of Naples)
  • Marco Trentini (Unione Statistica Comuni Italiani)
  • Fabio Vernau (Federico II University of Naples)
  • Domenico Vistocco (Federico II University of Naples)
  • Paola Zuccolotto (University of Brescia)



  • Eugenio Brentari (University of Brescia, chair)
  • Maurizio Carpita (University of Brescia)
  • Silvia Golia (University of Brescia)
  • Marica Manisera (University of Brescia)
  • Anna Simonetto (University of Brescia)
  • Marika Vezzoli (University of Brescia)
  • Mariangela Zenga (University of Milano-Bicocca)
  • Paola Zola (University of Brescia)
  • Paola Zuccolotto (University of Brescia)


Selected short papers will be published in the Book of Short Papers of the ASA Conference 2019 – Statistics for Health & Well-being with ISBN.

The conference organizers will allow publishing, after a ‘blind refereeing’ process, full texts of the invited papers and of a selection of the contributed papers, in the following Scientific Journals: 

  • Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health
  • Micro & Macro Marketing
  • Quality & Engineering
  • Statistica Applicata – Italian Journal of Applied Statistics 

All journals currently publish in English; Micro & Macro Marketing and Quality & Engineering hosts also papers in Italian.

The conference is organized in partnership with:

  • AICQ-CN – Italian Association for Quality Culture, North and Centre of Italy (
  • AISS – Italian Academy for Six Sigma (
  • ASSIRM – Italian Association for Marketing, Social and Opinion Research (
  • SIS – Italian Statistical Society (
  • SIPSA –  Società Italiana di Psicologia della Salute (
  • DMS StatLab – Data Methods and Systems StatLab (
  • ISI-SIG – International Statistical Institute – Special Interest Group in Sports Statistics
  • BDsports – Big Data Analytics in Sports Project (
  • BDsensory – Big Data in Sensory Analysis Project (
  • IASA – International Academy of Sensory Analysis (
  • USCI – Unione Statistica Comuni Italiani
  • ISTAT – Istituto Nazionale di Statistica

Conference venue and accomodations

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See here for a complete list



(1) Conference Venue
Department of Economics and Management
Contrada S. Chiara n. 50
about 200 mt from the S. Faustino metro stop 

(2) AC Hotel Brescia by Marriott****
Via Giulio Quinto Stefana, 3 Brescia tel: +39.030.2405511
5 minutes walk from the train station, 20 minutes walk and from the city centre and 30 minutes from the university.  

(3) Hotel Master****
Via Luigi Apollonio, 72 tel: +39.030.399037
5 minutes walk from the university, 10 minutes walk from the city centre, 30 minutes walk from the station. 

(4) Hotel Vittoria*****
Via X Giornate, 20 Brescia +39.030.7687200
In the city centre, 5 minutes walk from the university and from the train station. 

(5) Hotel Igea****
Viale Stazione, 15 tel: +39.030.44221
Near the train station, 10 minutes walk from the university and from the city centre.  

(6) Hotel Ambasciatori****
via Crocifissa di Rosa, 92 tel: +39. 030.399114
10 minutes walk from the university, 20 minutes walk from the city centre. Well served by public transport

(7) Albergo Orologio***
Via C. Beccaria, 17 tel: +39.030.3755411 Brescia
In the city centre, 5 minutes walk from the university and from the train station.