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Provenance: VAST Challenge 2009
Title: Grand Challenge 2009


The 2009 VAST Challenge consists of three Mini Challenges and a Grand Challenge. To successfully respond to the Grand Challenge, you need to tie together all data sets with an overall scenario description using data elements from each of the four mini challenges.

READ MORE from a PDF copy of the original task description of all 2009 Challenges (mini and grand)

Below are PDF copies of the original 2009 Challenge website pages (soon to be or already disconnected). Those files were relevant to mini challenges and the grand challenge, and are saved here for archival purposes:
Task Description-example-locationforMC3-1.pdf
IEEE VAST Challenge 2009.pdf (copy of original home page of the 2009 Challenge webpage)
results- slides - presented at the VAST Challenge Panel at the conferecence
criteria for judging-IEEE VAST Challenge 2009.pdf
criteria for judging-reviewform.doc
How to Submit.pdf
Instructions for Reviewers.doc
Results.pdf (from the original 2009 website)
Student Support for travel
blog posts with questions and answers about the 2009 challenges
CFP page: VAST09poster.ppt
Dataset available at:
You will need the datasets from all 3 mini challenges:
for introduction + Mini Challenge 1 and 2 data (this file also includes additional pieces of information for the grand challenge, i.e. to assist you in summarizing the activities of the 2 mini challenges)
and Mini Challenge 3 Video data (part1) and (part2)
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Georges Grinstein, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Catherine Plaisant, HCIL, University of Maryland
Jean Scholtz, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Mark Whiting, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Total uses: 5
Used by:
LaBRI, INRIA Bordeaux Sud-Ouest
PSU Foxtrot
Palantir Technologies
Award: Analyst's Tool Choice
University of Konstanz - UKN
Award: Outstanding integration of mini-challenge results into debrief
VIS(US) Stuttgart
Award: Excellent example of Analytic tradecraft

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