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Extend Sci2 to meet your needs
Sci2 is OSGi/CIShell powered, which means it can easily be extended to support new algorithms, input formats, and more through the OSGi/CIShell plugin architecture. The Sci2 tool team welcomes developers to contribute their own extensions to the Sci2 project. Learn more about developing Sci2/CIShell plugins at CIShell Developer Guide, contact the Sci2 team developers at, or submit a feature request or data analysis need question through the Ask an Expert feature of this website.
Learn about other CIShell-based tools
The Sci2 Tool is OSGi/CIShell powered and hence plugins from the subsequently listed projects can be used:
  • Network Science (NWB) Tool ( a toolkit for the preprocessing, analysis, modeling, and visualization of small, medium, and large scale network datasets.

  • TEXTrend ( which supports natural language processing (NLP), classification/mining, and graph algorithms for the analysis of business and governmental text corpuses with an inherently temporal component.

  • Cyberinfrastructure Shell (CIShell) ( is an open source, community-driven platform for the integration and utilization of datasets, algorithms, tools, and computing resources.

  • The EpiC (Epidemiology Cyberinfrastructure) tool based on the CIShell framework to assist in the modeling, analysis, and visualization of biological and social epidemics. The EpiC tool is still in early pre-release development as of December 2010.
About the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center Team

The Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science (CNS) Center was founded in October 2005. The Center's mission is to advance datasets and tools for the study of biomedical, social and behavioral science, physics, and other networks. A specific focus is research on the structure and evolution of science and technology (S&T) and the communication of results via science maps (see Mapping Science exhibit at

The Sci2 Team comprises project investigators Katy Börner and Kevin W. Boyack (SciTech Strategies Inc.), programmers Micah W. Linnemeier, Russell J. Duhon, Patrick A. Phillips, Chintan Tank, and Joseph Biberstine, and users, testers & tutorial writers Katy Börner, Hanning Guo, Scott Weingart, and Aretha Alencar.