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Airport Datathon



A datathon is a data science challenge over several months open to students. By relying on internal data, those of our open source partners, but also the creativity and initiative of each, the objective of this datathon is to propose a model for forecasting air traffic by 2026. So are you passionate about flying and travel? Are you passionate about data sciences? Then, participate and try to win this challenge with Groupe ADP!

 







 






Datathon in brief



The Covid-19 epidemic and recent climatic events have catalyzed the awareness of a changing world to which we will have to adapt. Various topics were put back on the agenda after these 2 years:


Puce-Bleue  The ecological awareness reinforced by travellers who are increasingly concerned about their carbon footprint

Puce-Bleue  The reinforcement of teleworking and hybrid events between physical and digital presence

Puce-Bleue  Unequal vaccination campaigns around the world and borders closed by the Covid-19 epidemic

Puce-Bleue  The new desires of future generations

Puce-Bleue  New forms of mobility

Puce-Bleue  Recent public policies on sustainable transportation 

Puce-Bleue  The impact of social networks on the choice of destinations

In this context, Groupe ADP is launching an ambitious inter-school Datathon on the theme of air traffic forecasting in order to answer questions such as : "What is the propensity of passengers to fly now? What type of travel is booming today? Is the passenger experience set to change? Where will the drivers of air traffic growth come from, under environmental constraints? In the current economic climate, how are Group ADP's offerings likely to evolve in order to anticipate new expectations? What are the air traffic forecasts for 2026?"




Why participate in the Datathon challenge?

This challenge is a unique opportunity to participate in an impact project, while gaining academic experience in teamwork: a real asset in your professional life! Some schools will take this project into account for credit/project validation as part of your course. Last but not least, several rewards are planned!

 
Click here to sign up!

 





When is the challenge Airport Datathon?


  • 14 October 2022 Deadline for individual applications

  • 20 October 2022 Kick-off

  • 16 November 2022 1st monthly review

  • 18 January 2023 2nd monthly review

  • 16 February 2023 3th monthly review

  • 8 March 2023 Final jury presentation

14 October 2022 Deadline for individual applications

20 October 2022 Kick-off

16 November 2022 1st monthly review

18 January 2023 2nd monthly review

16 February 2023 3th monthly review

8 March 2023 Final jury presentation




 





Jury, evaluation criteria and awards



The results will be presented by each team to a jury on 8 March 2023. The jury will be composed of experts and directors from Groupe ADP, the Ecole Polytechnique, and the academic world, but also experts from relevant external entities. A score out of 20 will be awarded to each project submitted according to the following criteria:


1 - Relevance of the analysis (5)
2 - Scientific rigor (4)
3 - Clarity of the code (3)
4 - Creativity of the chosen approach (3)
5 - Oral and visual presentation (5)


Two winning teams will be selected. Rewards will be as follows: 


  • 1rst reward: €5 000
  • 2nd reward: €3 000



 






Frequently Asked Questions



Is it possible to use external open source datasets?

Yes, it is even recommended to cross-reference the datasets with other data that will enrich the model. For example, forecasts can be supplemented with environmental data.

Where can I find resources on data?

Explanatory guidelines will be provided at the kick-off event. A Teams channel will be set up to answer any questions you have.

             

How to access the data?

A confidentiality agreement will be signed at the beginning of the challenge. This NDA allows the teams to have access to a Cloud platform, called "Datahub" hosting the data that will be used during the challenge.


What is the datahub?

A data analytics platform providing working environments and storage for the datasets opened as part of this challenge.

I can't find a team, what can I do? 

Please contact adriana.lagunacano@adp.fr 


How many people per team?

Each team should consist of a minimum of 3 students and a maximum of 4 students.


Are inter-school teams allowed?

Yes, it's even recommended when possible.

 


For any other questions, please contact adriana.lagunacano@adp.fr.




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