The 2nd annual athletics data conference

Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Algarve (Portugal) 

5-6 October 2017

About the conference

AthTech is a two-day conference that aims at standardising Athletics competition technical management, with a strong focus on data management. European Athletics is putting efforts on the homogenization of competition data structures, building a common infrastructure that guarantees data interoperability between all stakeholders: regional/national federations, sports clubs, associations, event organisers, media agencies, and the public in general.

Check the provisional agenda.

Standards for Athletics

A standard infrastructure for Athletics data management will enable a common mechanism to gain effectiveness and efficiency in the process of collecting and sharing data on a global scale. We will be able to: federate resources in an automatic way; establish universal identifiers for athletes, clubs, and other entities; access better reports; track competition issues, and records; have centralised up-to-date rankings; create and publish live results; create new services and products on top of the data.

Shape the future of Athletics

We will discuss about 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.


AthTech is open to anyone. Athletics federations, clubs and event organisers are invited to present their experiences on competition management (how information is collected during a competition, how entries are registered, how/where results are published, etc.).

Read more about the expected audience.

Open Data

The common Athletics infrastructure follows the open data paradigm, encouraging the publication of data in standard formats and under permissive re-use licences. This will bring us successful services and innovative products —made by federations or by third parties— that will affect the sport in a positive way. 

About the organisers

AthTech is organized by European Athletics and the members of the W3C OpenTrack Community Group: CTIC/W3C Spain Office, and ReportLab. Vila Real de Santo António Sports Complex, in Algarve (Portugal), graciously host the event.