- Mini-Challenge 1 challenges participants to identify the current organization of a fictitious terrorist organization and how that organization has changed over time, as well as to characterize the events surrounding the disappearance of multiple people. Participants will use visual analytics to analyze the specified data.
- Mini-Challenge 2 challenges participants to describe the daily routines of employees of a fictitious company and to identify suspicious behaviors. This task focuses on the analysis of movement and tracking data and is thus primarily a spatiotemporal challenge.
- Mini-Challenge 3 challenges participants to identify a timeline of significant events in a fictitious city and identify important participants, locations, and durations by monitoring real-time data feeds. This task poses a streaming analysis challenge.
- The Grand Challenge asks participants to synthesize the discoveries made across the three mini-challenges to form a high level description of the entire scenario. This task focuses on the identification of who disappeared, who was responsible, and the underlying motivations. Significant information gaps will also be addressed by the participants.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Having to get a visa is a hassle - just ask anyone who has gone through the process. Likewise, being able to travel into and out of countries without a visa is a real benefit. Who then, has the "best" passport? Which country offers its citizens the most possibilities for visa-free travel? The answers, in the infographic below (from Movehub), are interesting (H/T to Jeremy!):