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Web SYSTEM for automation of team enrollment to Competitions, selection of Venues, and preparation of Schedule and Fixtures of matches to be played


Constellation Advantages
CONSTELLATION Systems


John Jan Popovic

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CONSTELLATION SYSTEMS
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Constellation is SPORT EVENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. The system is able to create the schedules and fixtures, while harmonizing high number of constraints and preferences imposed by clubs, venues and schedule conflicts, finding easily optimal trade-off.

In order to automate the manual method of preparing the calendar fixtures of sports competitions, the Constellation Scheduling software was invented. Satisfying a high number of conflicting desired constraints, specified by each club PREFERENCES is non trivial task. The Competition Calendar Fixtures conflicting constraints are optimally harmonised with Constellation software.

Calendar fixtures processing in sport oraganisation committees often are done without an adequate IT support: The assignment of teams in different groups/divisions/leagues, the choice of match-time, the venue/ stadium allocation, in many federations are still the result of a slow and laborious manual work.

CONSTELLATION SYSYEMS was set up in response to a need to provide an efficient software solutions and services to sport federations, leagues and committees.

When you improve something by an order of magnitude, you haven't made something better — you've made something new. CONSTELLATION SYSYEMS has boosted Milano FIGC Office Productivity over 25 times. Without Constellation FICC Milano needed up to 25 days of 5 men in office at hard and frustrating manual paper work which produced errors and omissions, against only one single day of work of only one men working with CONSTELLATION which produced best possible matching solution.

With over 4 years of experience and incremental software development and testing in the Italian Football Federation offices (FIGC Milano - LND Lombardia), by understanding the specific requirements of sport federations offices work-flow acquired an in-depth understanding of customer’s needs and in this process acquired an in-depth understanding Sport Federations and Committee activities and the difficulties involved in organizing and coordinating a high volume of matches and annual enrolment of clubs and teams in all different competitions and disciplines.
Constellation computer assisted scheduling solutions were response to a need to provide high quality services to sport event managers and organisers at favourable market conditions.

Constellation is the SPORT EVENT scheduling system on the web, and it is combining ultra-dense high performance computing, networking, storage and software into an integrated system that delivers massive scalability, dramatically reduced complexity and breakthrough economics.

It is much more than just a scheduling solution, this software solution is in a position to deal expertly, promptly and efficiently with a variety of related issues which were previously processed manually, such as club management and team enrolment, assigning teams considering geographic proximity criteria and other constraints to divisions, and immediate and automatic generation of championship calendar fixtures, resolving time-conflicts on stadiums etc.

Since its inception, Constellation was focused on creating imaginative solutions from the ground up, using domain-specific algorithms. We work together with famous European sport federations in order to develop creative solutions that will give them a competitive advantage and swift solutions to their mundane problems.

Complex event organization poses some of the most complex computational problems, and CONSTELLATION provides the innovative solutions necessary to solve these problems.

Our advanced algorithms and distributed computing techniques have allowed the industry to move away from obsolete mainframe-based systems and move toward cloud solutions. We’ve developed a unique way to store, calculate, and distribute field availability and scheduled data of fixtures, in order to satisfy vast number of queries.

We apply the latest advances in cloud architecture and web 2.0 applications to offer a fresh approach that will give sport federation offices the flexibility they require and simplify every aspect of their work-flow.

I is of some importance to highlight is that Constellation system is particularly useful in all those cases where sport event managers and coordinators need to organise events with a high number of teams on a smaller number of playing fields and at same time matching time-table constraints and team-binding (home/away complementarity constraints).

This occurs when n competitions are many clubs that have more teams and wish that some of their teams have a incompatible sequence of home and away matches.

In other words, it often happens on every playground, where more teams of one or more clubs have a sequence of Home-Away matches compatible between the teams, but with different match hours. This is often the case with the non-professional (amateur, junior) youth leagues of any sport federation.

Constellation was developed a software solution for FIGC (Italina Football Federation - Milan), a sport scheduling web 2.0 system. http://www.constellationsystems.net/ The system has been successfully tested and verified at FIGC Milano.

Providing innovative web solutions and swift resolving of sport scheduling problems with vast number of constraints and bindings is our strong point.

By adopting Constellations, federations can save more than a millions of operational costs to a big Sport Association, and still obtain other advantages.


It is difficult to find a solution to automate the old manual method of preparing the calendar fixtures of sports competitions.

Calendar fixtures processing in sport oraganisation committees often are done without an adequate IT support: The assignment of teams in different groups/divisions/leagues, the choice of match-time, the venue/ stadia allocation are still the result of a slow and laborious manual work.

The Constellation software has been completed in accordance with the requirements of the regional committees and provincial delegations of Milan, Lombardy, FIGC Italian football federation.

Without Constellation FICC Milano needed up to 25 days of 5 men in office at hard and frustrating manual paper work which produced errors and omissions, against only one single day of work of only one men working with CONSTELLATION which produced best possible matching solution.

When one improves something by an order of magnitude, you haven't made something better — you've made something new. CONSTELLATION SYSYEMS has boosted Milano FIGC Office Productivity over 25 times.

CONSTELLATION was response to a need to provide an efficient software solutions and services to sport federations, leagues and committees.



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impartiality of the processed data
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The software has been completed in accordance with the requirements of the regional committees and provincial delegations of Milan, Lombardy, FIGC Italian football federation. The data of the clubs, are already in the system.

With Constellation is able to minimize conflicts between rounds of play and create the best possible fixture calendar of the championships of the sport season for the junior teams which in the past presented many problems.

These features, combined also to clear impartiality of the processed data, facilitate much the task of league managers for all the offices of any sports federation.