***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** Version 1.2 of ORA is now available for download, on the CASOS website: http://www.casos.cs.cmu.edu/projects/ora/software.html ORA is a social network analysis tool, that enables the user to simultaneously reason about multiple networks connecting people, knowledge, resources, and tasks (or events). Both traditional and dynamic network measures are included. ORA can be used for risk assessment to locate individuals that are potential risks to the group or organization given one or more of the following relational or network information - social, knowledge, resource and task/event network information. The GUI is used to set up organization(s) and perform two broad functions-- run measures on the organization(s) and optimie the organizational structure. ORA 1.2 includes the following features-- * a Plotting Tool to compare the values of two measures, belonging to the same / different organization. This new feature also includes a regression line that is computed based on the values of the measures. * a Spreadsheet Editor that lets the user view/modify metamatrices after loading them into the interface. * a new look for the Measures Panel. In order to make it more user-friendly, the measures have been grouped into the following categories o Measures by Risk Category o Node Level Measures (in alphabetical order) and, o Graph Level Measures (in alphabetical order). * a simple instructions manual integrated into the interface. A sample input file (embassy.xml) is provided on the aforementioned URL. The manual guides the user thro the setup of the interface, for computing measures as well as optimizing a given organization. * In addition to NetworkViz, a version of JUNG has been integrated into the interface, for the purposes of visualization. The executable and sample input and output files are available at: http://www.casos.cs.cmu.edu/projects/ora/software.html Bug reports, questions, and more questions requesting additional information should be directed to Ram Murali ([log in to unmask]) ------- CASOS - Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems--Carnegie Mellon University. CASOS - www.casos.cs.cmu.edu <http://www.casos.cs.cmu.edu/> CASOS brings together computer science, dynamic network analysis and the empirical study of complex socio-technical systems. Director: Kathleen M. Carley _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.