Content under development
The IM partnership is being launched as we write (Fall 2017). Much of the its initial work will provide full documentation in web pages like this one. As a temporary preview, we outline each page's planned contents here. We expect the site to be in initial working shape by 2018.
We are currently entertaining conversations with prospective partners, whose participation will be instrumental in finalizing this site's details and content.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information before then.
Outline of forthcoming content
- The partnership develops and maintains the k.LAB software suite, which provides two server applications (k.Modeler for modeling and k.Server for knowledge management and distribution) and a modeler’s integrated development environment (IDE). The IDE works as a client for k.Modeler and can be used to develop, manage and run model projects.
- The main download available at this time is the IDE, which is based on Eclipse and is a sophisticated environment, unsuitable for non-technical or untrained users. The non-expert user interface will be accessed through the k.Modeler software web interface, but is currently in development. One of the main goals of the IM partnership is to put enough development resources into our software to guarantee completion of all components, and provide professional-level maintenance, documentation and user support.
- The IDE will transparently download, install and manage an instance of k.Modeler on the user’s private computer, so the IDE package is the only download needed. Packages for the main architectures (Windows, Linux and MacOSX) can be downloaded at the site https://integratedmodelling.org/collaboration, which will be integrated with this site soon.
- You do not need to be a partner in order to download and use the software, which is free and open source. You do, however, need a certificate to access the semantic network, which is also free for noncommercial use. You can register as a user at the above site, and download your certificate from your profile manager. A valid email address is required. Certificates are good for one year and as a non-profit user, you can renew it yourself.
- Partners receive an institutional certificate which allows you to install your own semantic servers and gives access to the benefits specified in our partnership page.
- Each certificate comes with the basic set of groups, which allow its owner access to most public data and model resources on the network. Groups can be added by partners to transparently control access to resources. Serious prospective users should contact us (email@example.com) so that we can add each user to the groups s/he’s likely to interact with, ensuring productive collaboration.