||Cyberinfrastructure Shell (CIShell)
CIShell supports the plug-and-play of datasets and algorithms and
their bundling into custom tools that serve the specific needs of a
user group or research community. It has been applied to develop
diverse custom tools, see below. Feel free to take plugins from any
of these tools to design your personal dream tool.
Provided by the Cyberinfrastructure for
Network Science Center at Indiana University.
Learn more about existing CIShell-powered tools
The NWB Tool supports researchers, educators, and practitioners
interested in the study of biomedical, social and behavioral science,
physics, and other networks. It comes with a 77-page user
||Science of Science
The Sci2 Tool
was specifically developed for science policy makers and researchers
that study science by scientific means. It supports the temporal,
geospatial, topical, and network analysis and visualization of
scholarly datasets at the micro (individual), meso (local), and macro
(global) levels. There exists a 112-page
user manual, a continuously updated Sci2 Tool wiki,
and 24 hours of NIH tutorials in this tool.
||Epidemics Tool (EpiC)
The EpiC Tool supports the custom analysis, modeling, and
visualization of data streams such as diffusion patterns of the H1N1
virus over geographic space.
TexTrend is a trend- and text-analysis tool that supports
business and governmental decision making. It is under development by
a European consortium and financially supported by the National Office
for Research and Technology. Video
tutorials are available online.
Coordinated by Peter M.A. Sloot at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands develops algorithms to study evolving networks.
An Observatory for Science in Society Based in Social Models.
- Katy Börner presents 12
Tutorials in 12 Days at NIH: CIShell Powered Tools-Network Workbench
and Science of Science Tool, 3/12, Office of Research Information
Systems, NIH, Bethesda, MD. (Jul 2008)
- Katy Börner presents The Science of Science (Sci2) Tool and
Its Utility for Research at Networks
and Complex Systems Talk Series, Fall 2009, Bloomington, IN. (Dec
- Katy Börner presents Plug-and-Play Macroscopes Tutorial at 2010
International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling and
Prediction, Bethesda, MD. (Mar 2010)
- Börner, Katy. 2011. "Plug-and-Play Macroscopes". Communications of the ACM. Vol. 54(3), 60-69, ACM Press.
- Börner, Katy, Huang, Weixia (Bonnie), Linnemeier,
Micah, Duhon, Russell Jackson, Phillips, Patrick, Ma, Nianli, Zoss,
Angela, Guo, Hanning & Price, Mark (2010). Rete-Netzwerk-Red: Analyzing and Visualizing
Scholarly Networks Using the Network Workbench Tool. Scientometrics.
Vol. 83(3), 863-876.
- Börner, Katy, Ma, Nianli, Duhon, Russell Jackson & Zoss,
Angela (2009). Science & Technology Assessment Using Open
Data and Open Code. IEEE Intelligent Systems. Vol. 24(4),
78-81, IEEE Computer Systems.
- Herr II, Bruce W., Huang, Weixia (Bonnie), Penumarthy,
Shashikant & Börner, Katy (2007). Designing Highly Flexible and Usable
Cyberinfrastructures for Convergence. In Bainbridge, William
S. & Roco, Mihail C. (Eds.), Progress in Convergence -
Technologies for Human Wellbeing (Vol. 1093, pp. 161-179), Annals of
the New York Academy of Sciences, Boston, MA.
- Kampis, George; Gulyas, Laszlo; Szaszi, Zoltan; Szakolczi,
Zalan and Soos, Sandor (2009), "Dynamic
Social Networks and the Textrend/CIShell Framework", Presented
at the Conference on Applied Social Network Analysis (ASNA): 21.
|Other Tools That Use OSGi
- PathVisio (http://www.pathvisio.org) that visualizes WikiPathways (http://wikipathways.org).
- Cytoscape (http://cytoscape.org) led by Trey Ideker at the University of California, San Diego, is an open-source bioinformatics software platform that enables visualization of molecular-interaction networks, gene-expression profiles, and other state data.
- Taverna Workbench (http://taverna.org.uk) developed by the myGrid team (http://mygrid.org.uk) led by Carol Goble at the University of Manchester, U.K., is a suite of free open-source software tools helps design and execute workflows, allowing users to integrate many different software tools, including more than 8,000 Web services from diverse domains (such as chemistry, music, and social sciences).
- MAEviz (https://wiki.ncsa.uiuc.edu/display/MAE/Home) is managed by Shawn Hampton at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. It is an open-source, extensible software platform supports seismic risk assessment based on Mid-America Earthquake Center research in the Consequence-Based Risk Management framework.
This work is supported in part by the Cyberinfrastructure for Network
Science Center and the School of Library and Information Science at
Indiana University, the National Science Foundation under Grant No.
SBE-0738111, IIS-0513650, NIH RM-07-004 award, and the James S.
McDonnell Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or
recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s)
and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science