VAST 2006

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  • Title: IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics and Technology 2006
  • Date: October 29 - November 3, 2006
  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • Proceedings Publisher: IEEE Computer Society
  • Homepage: http://conferences.computer.org/vast/vast2006/


  • Abstract Submission Deadline: March 21, 2006
  • Paper Submission Deadline: March 31, 2006
  • VAST Contest Submission Deadline: July 15, 2006


Held in conjunction with the IEEE Visualization 2006 (Vis06) and IEEE Information Visualization 2006 InfoVis 2006 conference.

VAST 2006 CONTEST[edit]

A tale of Alderwood

The VAST Contest is a participation category of the IEEE VAST 2006 Symposium. It continues in the footsteps of the InfoVis contests with its purpose 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 to provide evidence based 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 winners' systems and provide personal feedback.

Contest Chairs[edit]

  • Georges Grinstein, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Catherine Plaisant, University of Maryland
  • Jean Scholtz, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Mark Whiting, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


Details: http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/VASTcontest06