IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology 2006 October 31 - November 2, 2006
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The IEEE VAST Contest continues in the footsteps of the InfoVis contests as its purpose is to promote the development of benchmarks for visual analytics and establish a forum to advance evaluation methods. The dataset consists mostly of news stories from Alderwood's city newspaper, along with some multimedia materials and background information. The goal is to determine if inappropriate activities are taking place and report on hypotheses and conclusions. Participants will have several months to prepare their submissions. Selected entries will present at the conference, and some teams will be invited to participate in a special workshop before the conference during which professional analysts will interact with the systems and provide feedback.

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George Grinstein, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Sharon Laskowski, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Theresa O'Connell, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Catherine Plaisant, University of Maryland
Jean Scholtz, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Mark Whiting, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory