June 26-29, 2013 6th Annual Political Networks Workshops & Conference Bloomington, IN
"Political Networks in an Interdisciplinary World":  Polnet 2013 @ Indiana University

Visualizing Networks with the Science of Science (Sci2) Tool

Date and Time: Thursday, June 27 (8:30 am - 12:30 pm)
Room: Dogwood


This interactive workshop will introduce attendees to the Science of Science (Sci2) Tool, an open-source information visualization program developed at the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center here at IU. This workshop will focus primarily on visualizing network data, but the visualization of temporal, topical, and geospatial data will also be briefly covered. The hands-on portion of the workshop will use sample datasets relevant to political network analysis.


Ted Polley is the Research and Editorial Assistant at the Cyberinfructure for Network Science Center, where he teaches and tests the Sci2 Tool. He is interested in how emerging technologies and instruction can be used in library settings to improve information literacy and enrich the lives of both students and the general public.

Teaching Assistant: Sam Hale (Indiana University)

Required equipment/software

Laptop running 32 bit version of Java 1.6 or newer – 64 bit version of Java and 32 bit version can be run simultaneously if you have 64 bit operating system

You can download Sci2 for free from http://sci2.cns.iu.edu – We will go over how to install Sci2 at the beginning of the workshop