VAST Mini-Challenge 1 will challenge your ability to use visual analytics for predictive analysis, as well as your ability to manage large data and to make decisions in a short timeframe. Using data we specify, you will use your interactive visualization tools to predict upcoming movies’ opening weekend box office successes and viewer ratings. It is decidedly different from previous VAST challenges in that it will be continuous and iterative with reviewing and recognition being presented from now until the final judging session.

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Also, two additional mini-challenges are planned, so keep an eye out for information concerning these in the near future.