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The IEEE VAST Challenge Starts

The 3 challenges are: Geospatial: Characterization of an Epidemic Spread; Cybersecurity: Awareness in Computer Networks; Text Analytics: Investigation into Criminal Activity

Vastopolis is a major metropolitan area with a population of approximately two million residents. During the last few days, health professionals at local hospitals have noticed a dramatic increase in reported illnesses. ...

MINI CHALLENGE 1 : Geospatial and Microblogging - Characterization of an Epidemic Spread

Identify approximately where the outbreak started on the map (ground zero location). If possible, outline the affected area. Explain how you arrived at your conclusion.

MINI CHALLENGE 2 : Cybersecurity - Situational Awareness in Computer Networks

Using the new situation awareness display(s), what noteworthy events took place for the time period covered in the firewall, IDS and syslog logs? Which events are of concern from a security standpoint?

MINI CHALLENGE 3: Text Analytics - Investigation into Criminal Activity

Identify any imminent terrorist threats in the Vastopolis metropolitan area. Provide detailed information on the threat or threats (e.g. who, what, where, when, and how) so that officials can conduct counterintelligence activities. Also, provide a list of the evidential documents supporting your answer.

GRAND CHALLENGE: Combines all data sets.

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The VAST Challenge is a participation category of the IEEE VAST 2011 Symposium, (part of VisWeek 2011), Oct 23-28, 2011, Providence, RI

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