About the Tetherless World Constellation:
The Tetherless World Constellation (TWC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) explores the research and engineering principles that underlie the Web, to enhance the Web's reach beyond the desktop and laptop computer, and develops new technologies and languages that expand the capabilities of the Web under three themes: Future Web, Xinformatics and Semantic Foundations.
TWC goals include making the next generation web natural to use while being responsive to the growing variety of policy, educational, societal, and scientific needs. Research areas include: web science, privacy, intellectual property, general compliance, Web-based medical and health systems, semantic escience, data-science, semantic data frameworks, next generation virtual observatories, semantic data and knowledge integration, ontologies, semantic rules and query, semantic applications, data and information visualization, and knowledge provenance, trust and explanation for science.
Elsevier has launched a new product and a platform to bring together all of their information into one place: SciVerse.
Part of SciVerse includes SciVerse Applications. SciVerse Applications Beta is a marketplace that allows academic and professional developers to collaborate with the research community to build applications to improve its search and discovery. Elsevier is opening up API’s to its data and looking for third-parties to create applications against this data. Some possibilities include:
Elsevier is a Dutch publishing company which publishes medical and scientific literature (journals, books, databases, etc.).