"Sci2: A Tool for Science of Science Research and Practice" Tutorial on Oct 17, 2011 at NSF's Stafford Place II Conference Center, Arlington, Virginia

Katy Borner katy at INDIANA.EDU
Wed Sep 14 22:42:32 EDT 2011

Dear all,
several of you expressed interest in a Science of Science (Sci2) Tool 
Tutorial in D.C.
Please find below the invitation to join us on October 17, 2011.
Best regards,

*"Sci2: A Tool for Science of Science Research and Practice" Tutorial


*Instructor:*Dr. Katy Börner, Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information 
Science, SLIS, Indiana University assisted by CNS staff member, 
Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, IU (http://cns.iu.edu 

*Time/Date: *8:30a-11:30a on Oct 17, 2011

*Place: */Room II-555 in NSF's/Stafford Place II Conference Center, 4121 
Wilson Boulevard,
                      Arlington, Virginia 22230, USA (Next door to the 
National Science Foundation Headquarters)

*Format:*Lecture and "hands-on" training. Please bring your laptop.

*Audience:*This tutorial is designed for researchers, practitioners, and 
program staff from federal agencies interested to use advanced data 
mining algorithms and visualizations in their work and daily decision 

*Cost: *Free.  Registration by Oct 10, 2012 required.

*Register: *   Please use http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MVC8LWW to 
register. We need your full name and affiliation so that NSF can issue 
visitor badges. Your email address will be used to confirm registration 
and share slides and software links./*Please contact Samantha Hale 
(sjhale at indiana.edu <mailto:sjhale at indiana.edu>) if you do not hear back 
by Oct 12, 2011. */


The Science of Science Tool (Sci^2 ) (http://sci2.cns.iu.edu 
<http://sci2.cns.iu.edu/>) was funded by NSF's SciSIP program.  The tool 
is designed for researchers and science policy makers interested to 
study and understand the structure and dynamics of science. It is a 
standalone desktop application that installs and runs on Windows, Linux 
x86 and Mac OSX and supports:

  * Reading and writing of 20 major bibliometric file formats (e.g.,
    ISI, Scopus, bibtex, nsf, EndNote, CSV, Pajek .net, XGMML, GraphML),
  * Easy access to more than 180 algorithms for the temporal,
    geospatial, topical, and network analysis and visualization of
    scholarly datasets at the micro (individual), meso (local), and
    macro (global) levels, and
  * Professional visualization of analysis results by means of
    large-format charts and maps.

The first hour of the tutorial provides a basic introduction of the 
tool. Remaining time will be spent discussing sample workflows featured 
in the Sci2 Tutorial at (http://sci2.wiki.cns.iu.edu) and new 
functionality such as the Yahoo! geocoder, geospatial data aggregation 
by congressional district, network clustering and backbone 
identification algorithms, and the analysis and visualization of 
evolving networks.

The Sci2 tool is actively used by the National Science Foundation, the 
National Institutes of Health, the US Department of Agriculture, and 
some private foundations. While different agencies might not be able to 
share internal data sets, they can compare the results of replicable 
workflows, e.g., to understand and coordinate funding priorities across 


Börner, Katy. (2010). /Atlas of Science: Visualizing What We Know./ The 
MIT Press. (http://scimaps.org/atlas)

Katy Borner
Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science
Director, CI for Network Science Center, http://cns.iu.edu
Curator, Mapping Science exhibit, http://scimaps.org

School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University
Wells Library 021, 1320 E. Tenth Street, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
Phone: (812) 855-3256  Fax: -6166

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