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Provenance: VAST Challenge 2014
Title: Grand Challenge 2014


The VAST Challenge 2014 presents three inter-related mini-challenges and an overall Grand Challenge to test your skills.

See the original VAST Challenge 2014 website for the scenario and all task descripions at http://www.vacommunity.org/VAST+Challenge+2014, or if it ever become disconnected you can see a PDF copy of the original pages.



Note: This scenario and all the people, places, groups, technologies, contained therein are fictitious. Any resemblance to real people, places, groups, or technologies is purely coincidental.

In the roughly twenty years that Tethys-based GAStech has been operating a natural gas production site in the island country of Kronos, it has produced remarkable profits and developed strong relationships with the government of Kronos. However, GAStech has not been as successful in demonstrating environmental stewardship.

In January, 2014, the leaders of GAStech are celebrating their new-found fortune as a result of the initial public offering of their very successful company. In the midst of this celebration, several employees of GAStech go missing. An organization known as the Protectors of Kronos (POK) is suspected in the disappearance, but things may not be what they seem.

As an expert in visual analytics, you are called in to help law enforcement from Kronos and Tethys assess the situation and figure out where the missing employees are and how to get them home again. Time is of the essence.

In the Grand Challenge, you are asked to put all the pieces together. Who disappeared? Who was responsible for the disappearance? And what were the underlying motivations for the disappearance?

You need to start working with the 3 minichallenges then see the original Grand Challenge 2014 webpage for the Grand Challenge task descripions at http://www.vacommunity.org/VAST+Challenge+2014%3A+Grand+Challenge, or if it ever becomes disconnected you can see a PDF copy of the original page.

Dataset available at:
Refer to MC1-MC3 for 2014.
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Kris Cook, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Georges Grinstein, University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Mark Whiting, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Total uses: 7
Used by:
Eindhoven University of Technology and SynerScope B.V
Peking University
Purdue University
University of Buenos Aires - Cesario
University of Konstanz
Award: Honorable Mention: Effective Analytic Presentation
Virginia Tech
Award: Grand Challenge Award for Effective Analysis and Presentation

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