IATA Aviation Datathon focuses on addressing industry challenges and priorities and proposing solutions leveraging data science capabilities in areas where data is already available and accessible. All in support of IATA's renewed global strategic priorities which includes a strong pillar related to data.
The objective is to raise awareness and trigger innovative ways airlines and the wider aviation industry can extract value out of data.
1. Social media Sentiment Analytics in Travel
More and more passengers express their feelings and opinions on social media networks. Mining this data could provide a measure for passenger experience and satisfaction.
With the provided data set, develop a social media sentiment analytics solution to mine social media engagement data of passengers, to track and rate passenger sentiment while traveling.
2. Global Aviation incident report classification
STEADES is IATA's aviation safety incident data management and analysis program and one of the data sources of the Global Aviation Data Management (GADM).
With the provided data set, propose an accurate incident classification system based on the data included in every incident report.
3. Disruptions Prediction, Correlations & Management
Disruptions such as delays and cancellations have a significant negative impact on airlines but also on the passenger experience.
With the provided data set, develop an analytics solutions, taking into account various external data sources for potential correlations, intended for airlines to prevent and mitigate disruptions.
Check out the Datathon 2019 video!
Aviation Datathon Event reportHave a read at the IATA Aviation Datathon event report (pdf)
Fostering innovation in the age of data and digital needs a boost for aviation companies to be able to start somewhere and leverage the benefits of data. There are many technologies, and companies specialized in this space, however IATA as the neutral body is aiming to lead the industry, offer solutions, and raise awareness in an unbiased way.
Open sample data sets
- Social media Sentiment Analytics in Travel (GitHub)
- Global Aviation incident report classification (GitHub)
- Disruptions Prediction, Correlations & Management (GitHub)
The slides and Q&As of the webinar held on 23 May are now available (GitHub)
Participants are invited to bring any IDE (Integrated Development Environment) and resources they are familiar with. It is recommended, however, to choose any open-source resource such as:
Datathon Sponsorship Team
The IATA Aviation Datathon offers an exceptional opportunity to showcase your products and services, while associating your brand with the latest industry insights, leadership and best practices, shaping the future of air travel.
Venue: Athenaeum Intercontinental Athens
The 1st Aviation Datathon is taking place at the Athenaeum Intercontinental Athens.
The Athenaeum InterContinental is located in the heart of the city, a few steps away from the center and offers 553 spacious and elegant rooms. It is also an award-winning conference centre that offers the perfect setting for business events, while the spa and gourmet restaurants add a subtle touch of luxury. This only Athenian conference hotel venue is able to accommodate a multitude of attendees or participants for professional events.
A treasure-trove of hospitality in the heart of Athens and 35 kilometres away from the Athens International Airport.
Destination: Athens, Greece
If you are not sure about your visa requirements to enter Greece, the IATA TravelCentre provides passport, visa, health advice, and much more. Visit the IATA TravelCentre!
Data Science Hype or Ripe for Aviation is the first of a series of Aviation Data White Paper series. This paper outlines the state of the aviation industry in terms of the data science maturity, and It covers some of the high potential areas and specific use cases where the sudden availability of data in parallel with accessible and affordable computing power is clearing the road to unlock the potential of data.
Download the White Paper (PDF)