See all of the entries on the 2016 Entries page.
Location ambiguity within the contest data was reported on Friday, Aug 27 and remedies proposed by the data owner have been posted in the Questions section below. In light of the data integrity issue, VPG has decided to push back the submission deadline to Tuesday, Sep 20.
The IEEE VGTC VPG International Data-Visualization Contest
Contest Theme: Spatio-temporal Visual Analytics
Collaborator and Support: ACT, Inc.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Tuesday, September 20, 2016
The IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (VGTC) is sponsoring its third International Data-Visualization Contest to recognize outstanding design in visualization and visual analytics from around the world. The 2016 contest theme is “Spatio-temporal Visual Analytics.” The contest will be administrated by the IEEE Visualization Pioneers Group (VPG) under the auspices of IEEE VGTC and in collaboration with ACT, Inc. (ACT is a non-profit organization in the education readiness assessment sector.) The awards will be announced at the IEEE VPG Reception to be held at the IEEE VIS 2016 conference. You are not required to attend either the VIS 2016 conference or the VPG reception to participate in the contest.
ACT operates nearly 9,000 testing centers annually to deliver The ACT Assessment to over two million high school students on six different Saturdays each year as part of its open, “National” program.
Use of the test data by schools and government agencies has grown significantly in recent years. This growth is increasing the demands on the ACT network and test seat availability. Thus, ACT seeks to use data to carefully mange its system and its operating costs.
The 2016 challenge is to develop a visual representation of how changes in availability of an ACT product (i.e., an assessment test) in a geographic area or as part of a distribution network can affect nearby or adjacent distribution sites by moving students or assessments, changing dates, or some other strategy.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
Both variables are measured in "#of students", though decimals were permitted. 1. capacity = the number of students that can be tested in one event 2. assigned measures = number of students attended or signed?
SUBHD0101_S20Number - Both sexes; Total population (all ages) - 15 to 19 years
All visualization and visual analytics designers, developers, researchers, and practitioners from business, academia, and government sectors around the world are eligible to participate. Submissions cannot promote a commercial product.
Contestants may be lead author on no more than three submissions to the 2016 contest. They may be a co-author of any number of submissions.
Contest packets must be received by 5PM PDT on
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Updates to submissions are accepted until the deadline.
Five distinguished IEEE VPG members chosen jointly by the VGTC and VPC chairs will review the contest submissions thoroughly and assess the top contest winners. The chair of the selection committee will submit the committee’s recommendation to the IEEE VGTC chair by Friday, Oct 14, 2016.
IEEE VGTC will award a certificate to the best submission in each of the following five categories:
Submissions will be considered in all categories and may win more than one award. Winners in all categories may have a chance to see their visualization work:
The 2016 contest accepts only static visualizations in the form of an image. Contest participants should email the submission package to firstname.lastname@example.org. The package must include:
The size of the total submission package must be less than 10MB. Entrants will receive an e-mail reply within 1 business day to confirm receipt. If you do not receive a reply, please let us know. For questions, contact email@example.com.