LAST CALL
Deadline JULY 11 (no extension possible)

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                Visual Analytics Challenge
 
         http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/VASTchallenge08/
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               a submission category of the 
IEEE Symposium on VISUAL ANALYTICS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 2008
         http://vis.computer.org/VisWeek2008/VAST

If you can do JUST ONE of those tasks: 
	- Analyze social network graphs or
	- Analyze the changes editors make to a wiki page, or
	- Analyze boat sightings on the ocean, or
	- Analyze building evacuation patterns 
	THEN you can submit a mini-challenge entry for any of those
tasks.

If you can 
	- Put all that data together and analyze the overall situation
	THEN you can submit to the grand challenge   
	              	
* The most deserving entries will have their two-page summary PUBLISHED
in the PROCEEDINGS of the VAST 2008 symposium and may participate in a
panel at the conference.
* ALL submitted entries will have their two-page summary PUBLISHED on an
archival website at NIST (National Institute of Science and Technology),
along with other entry materials 
* Teams who submit an entry will be invited to a special CLOSED session
during VisWeek 08 to discuss the results of the challenge, compare their
experience, and influence next year's challenge.


--- VAST 2008 Challenge Chairs ---
  
  Georges Grinstein, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  Catherine Plaisant, University of Maryland
  Jean Scholtz, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

  Questions:  [log in to unmask] 

  http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/VASTchallenge08/ 

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