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Provenance: VAST Challenge 2010
Title: Grand Challenge 2010


In Mini-Challenge 1, you investigated illegal arms deals that involved several countries.
In Mini-Challenge 2, you investigated a pandemic outbreak of a virus across several cities in the world.
In Mini-Challenge 3, you investigated the source of a virus strain taken from a victim of the pandemic.
For the Grand Challenge, you are charged with investigating any possible linkage between the illegal arms dealing and the pandemic outbreak.

READ MORE from PDF copy of the task description page of the original 2010 VAST Challenge

See also the PDF copies of the original 2011 Challenge website pages (soon to be or already disconnected). Those files were relevant to mini challenges and the grand challenge, and saved here for archival purposes only:
Copy of original main page of the VAST2010 Challenge
Example of good debrief from 2007
Answer form for grand challenge
Answer form for Mini 1
Answer form for Mini 2
Answer form for Mini 3
criteria for judging.pdf (for archival purpose only)
Result page from 2010 website
History of changes during the submission period
Data Samples ~ VAST 2010 Challenge.pdf
Dataset available at:
Please download the 3 mini challenge datasets separately
Click Here for a 25Mg zip file, that includes the scenario that links the 3 mini challenges, and detail files for each mini challenge solution.
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
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Noblis Team
Award: Outstanding Debrief
Palantir Technologies
Award: Outstanding Video Demonstration
Simon Fraser University
Award: Excellent Student Team Analysis
University of Konstanz

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