Title: Envisioning Science and Technology
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM Central
Cost: $20 for ASIST Members, $49 for Non-members
Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server or Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
Recent developments in data mining, information visualization, and science of science studies make it possible to study science and technology (S&T) at multiple levels using a systems science approach. At the micro-level, the impact of single individuals, specific works, or legal frameworks can be examined. At the meso-level, the expertise profiles of institutions can be compared or the trajectories of student cohorts can be modeled. The macro-level provides a 10,000 foot view of the continuously evolving geospatial and topical landscape of science and technology and the global import/export activities, innovation diffusion, and brain drain unfolding over both spaces. Relevant works and maps are featured in the international Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit (http://scimaps.org) and the Atlas of Science (http://scimaps.org/atlas).
The first part of this talk will present research results and case studies that aim to increase our scientific understanding of the inner workings of S&T. The second part introduces novel approaches and tools that improve information access, researcher networking, and research management. The talk concludes with an overview of data services and plug-and-play macroscope tools developed at the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center in support of data mining and visualization.