Registration for the 2018 Athletics Data Conference - AthTech18 – on 9 -11 October 2018 in Gijon, Spain is now open and can be applied for here.
Details of the costs, venue and agenda of this third annual conference can also be found at this link.
The Conference will be co-hosted by W3C Spain and ReportLab and takes place over from 9-10 October but an additional day has been set aside for group meetings, networking, more informal presentations and collaboration.
It aims to bring togetherathletics federations, data management experts, event organisers, training-device makers, sports clubs and sports services providers as well as many other industry and athletics experts and enthusiasts.
The overall aim of this conference is to help athletics move forward, with a strong focus on data management and interoperability. European Athletics has been working on a digital strategy for the sport, building a common infrastructure to guarantee interoperability between all stakeholders: regional/national federations, sports clubs, associations, event organisers, media agencies, and the public in general.
The objectives of the Conference are to extend discussion of the European and global requirements of athletics management systems to implement a standard to collect, process, publish and share athletics information (athletes, teams, governing bodies, participation in competitions, results, issues and results, etc.).
This event will serve as a forum to search for a common solution built on top of the existing local platforms to share athletics information in a common way.
AthTech18 follows in the wake of two previous conferences on this theme, which are are widely considered to have made a considerable contribution to the understanding of issues of data management in athletics and helped move forward the overall objective of providing common solutions which can then be applied in the relevant environments.