The Grand Data Challenge of the 2014 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction (SBP14) is titled "Computing Human Society through the Global News" and is based on GDELT. The Grand Data Challenge invites participants to pioneer innovative new bleeding-edge applications of GDELT from visualization and interaction to modeling and forecasting. Potential applications include "spatial, temporal and network methodologies and their interactions," "identifying latent 'influencers' of social movement and media-based political competition," "experimentally validate and improve models for social phenomena," "visualize social movements of different types on all levels at a glance," "propose solutions to societal problems including health care and public safety using data- and model- based reasoning," and "to suggest new creative applications using the GDELT data." Submissions are due December 20, 2013. See the conference website for more details!