Visualizing collaborations and technology landscapes with interactive sociograms

E. Skogstad, J. M. Le Goff, S. Fragkiskos, A. Agócs

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Abstract

Patents and publications provide information on the relationships between players in different technologies, and can give a picture on the maturity and development of the technologies. This information can be visualized in sociograms where organisations are represented by nodes and edges signify collaborations between them. Such sociograms are useful for analysing players and collaborations within technology fields, and how these evolve over time. The patent and publication documents needed to create these sociograms can be acquired from various sources; however, the dataset needed can be huge, thus making it difficult and time-consuming to collect and present the data in an intuitive manner. This paper discusses how a set of software tools can be used to gather and visualize this data, to gain understanding of different technology landscapes, and provide a means to perform a deeper analysis of the organisations involved and the technologies themselves. Furthermore, a novel way to access these sociograms is proposed, by navigating through higher-level sociograms of interconnected technologies, where connections between those technologies signify co-occurrences of them in papers and/or patents. This is an improvement to traditional navigating through menus or lists, which tend to become confusing and overwhelming, when the amount of information is vast and hard to categorize unequivocally.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2013
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781479905348
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 60th IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2013 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Oct 27 2013Nov 2 2013

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Other2013 60th IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2013
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period10/27/1311/2/13

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Skogstad, E., Le Goff, J. M., Fragkiskos, S., & Agócs, A. (2013). Visualizing collaborations and technology landscapes with interactive sociograms. In 2013 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2013 [6829702] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2013.6829702

Visualizing collaborations and technology landscapes with interactive sociograms. / Skogstad, E.; Le Goff, J. M.; Fragkiskos, S.; Agócs, A.

2013 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2013. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2013. 6829702.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Skogstad, E, Le Goff, JM, Fragkiskos, S & Agócs, A 2013, Visualizing collaborations and technology landscapes with interactive sociograms. in 2013 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2013., 6829702, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2013 60th IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2013, Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 10/27/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2013.6829702
Skogstad E, Le Goff JM, Fragkiskos S, Agócs A. Visualizing collaborations and technology landscapes with interactive sociograms. In 2013 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2013. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2013. 6829702 https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2013.6829702
Skogstad, E. ; Le Goff, J. M. ; Fragkiskos, S. ; Agócs, A. / Visualizing collaborations and technology landscapes with interactive sociograms. 2013 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2013. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2013.
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