Student project on VisITMeta has finished successfully

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The student project on VisITMeta that startet in September 2012 has finished successfully.

Within the project, the basis implementation for VisITMeta could be developed, as well as some ideas on the features and functionality generally planned for VisITMeta.

Based on a strong cohesion and loose coupling of the different modules and layers of the underlying architecture, several libraries were used to build a prototype version of the VisITMeta software:

  • ifmapj (available at our Github account) for all IF-MAP related logic, mainly communicating with a MAP server and processing subscription results
  • neo4j as a database for storing the received IF-MAP metadata
  • JUNG 2 for generating layouts of metadata graphs
  • Piccolo 2D to render the previously generated layouts

The software defines the necessary interfaces between all components as well as a first version of an internal data model that can be used to store the history of IF-MAP metadata.

The outcome of this student project will be used to develop the features described on the VisITMeta project page on this website, and therefore will be released via Github likely in May 2013 for public evaluation and use.

21 Feb 2013
Hochschule Hannover
University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Faculty IV, Dept. of Computer Science
Ricklinger Stadtweg 120
30459 Hannover, Germany
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