[Infovis] VAST 2009 Visual Analytics CHALLENGE - Final Call

Plaisant, Catherine plaisant at cs.umd.edu
Tue May 19 15:42:54 CEST 2009

             >>> Visual Analytics Challenge <<<

   A submission category of the IEEE VAST 2009 Symposium

          FINAL CALL: Submission Deadline June 20 

Do you think you can analyze JUST ONE of these data sets?
  - Social network
  - Internet and badge traffic
  - Video
We have DATA and REPRESENTATIVE TASKS for YOU... You can submit a
Mini-Challenge entry for any of these tasks.

If you can pull all that data together and analyze the overall situation
then you can submit to the Grand Challenge.

Entries will be judged on the ACCURACY of the answers (compared to our
ground truth scenario) and the RATINGS given by Visual Analytics peer
reviewers AND by professional analysts.

   - Submission: June 20 
   - Results: ~ August 1
   - Challenge Workshop and VAST 2009 Symposium: October 10 - 16

  - The most deserving entries receive awards, have their two-page
summary PUBLISHED in the PROCEEDINGS of the VAST 2009 Symposium and may
participate in a panel at the Conference.
  - ALL submitted entries have their two-page summary, answers and
descriptive materials PUBLISHED on an archival website.
  - Teams submitting an entry are invited to a Challenge WORKSHOP to
discuss the results of the Challenge, compare their experiences, and
influence next year's Challenge.
  - Student participants may apply for travel support 


VAST Challenge Chairs
  - Georges Grinstein, U. of Massachusetts, Lowell
  - Catherine Plaisant, University of Maryland
  - Jean Scholtz, Pacific Northwest National Lab
  - Mark Whiting, Pacific Northwest National Lab

Catherine Plaisant, PhD
Associate Director of Research
Human-Computer Interaction Lab
University of Maryland, College Park
(301) 405-2768

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