IEEE VAST 2007 Contest


The Solution:

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 Corporate Category:

Oculus Info Inc.  

Lynn Chien, Annie Tat, Patricia Enns, Winnifred Kuang, Tom Kapler, Bill Wright

nSpace and GeoTime



University Category:


Georgia Institute of Technology
Carsten Görg, Zhicheng Liu, Neel Parekh, Kanupriyah Singhal, John Stasko





Best Debriefing Award


University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University

William Chao, Daniel Ha, Kevin Ho, Linda Kaastra, Minjung Kim, Andrew Wade,
with student team advisor: Brian Fisher

The Bricolage




Teams selected to participate in the interaction session


Three teams were selected to participate in the interaction session
(i.e. a close door session at the conference where teams work with analysts on a new problem)


Georgia Institute of Technology (see above)


Oculus Info Inc. (see above)



Lynn Schwendiman, Jonathan McLean, Jonathan Larson

NdCore and REGGAE



In addition, those four teams received certificates

in appreciation of their participation in the contest



NCSA, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Loretta Auvil, Xavier Llora, Duane Searsmith, Kelly Searsmith

VAST to Knowledge

Penn State University

Chi-Chun Pan, Anuj R. Jaiswal, Junyan Luo, Anthony Robinson,

with student team advisors: Prasenjit Mitra, Alan M. MacEachren, and Ian Turton



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Sandia National Laboratories and Kitware

Patricia Crossno, Brian Wylie, Andrew Wilson, John Greenfield, Eric Stanton, Tim Shead, Lisa Ice, Ken Moreland, Jeff Baumes, Berk Geveci



ATS (see above)




            Each team listed above will have a 2-page summary of their work appear in the Proceedings of the VAST Symposium


Summary about the contest

            Grinstein, G., Plaisant, C., O’Connell, T., Laskowski, S., Scholtz, J., Whiting, M.,

VAST 2007 Contest: Blue Iguanodon, Proc. of  IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (2007) to appear.


            An article will appear in the March 2008 issue of CG&A with more details about the contest, results and lessons learned




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