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Latest APES version (2.1.2), including a network feature, has been released, February 2008
The latest stand-alone APES version (2.1.2) for Windows, OSX and Linux has been released. This latest release includes a network feature that transforms an APES directly into a target diagram, computed based on eigenvector centrality. Further features comprise indicators (eigenvector centrality), data export features, and further improvement of flexibility and user-friendliness. Additionally, optimizations have been done which allows to work with xml files bigger than 2MB.

New APES version (1.1.8) has been released, September 2007
The latest stand-alone APES version (1.1.8) for Windows, OSX and Linux has been released. This latest release includes analysis features such as descriptive indicators, or the export of data matrices, and allows a much more flexible use of the tool. A further visualization feature that transforms a scheme into a sociogram, as used in Social Network Analysis, will be added soon.

APES is presented at the Metropolitan University in Tokyo, Japan, September 2007
APES is presented by Uwe Serdült in a one-day workshop to students of the Metropolitan University in Tokyo, Japan, 20 September.

APES is presented at the 4th Conference on Applications of Social Network Analysis, September 2007
APES is presented by Uwe Serdült and Chantal Vögeli at the 4th Conference on Applications of Social Network Analysis (ASNA), within the panel "Software", held at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, 13 - 15 September.

APES is presented at annual congress of the Swiss Political Science Association, November 2006
APES is presented by Uwe Serdült and Chantal Vögeli at the annual congress of the Swiss Political Science Association, November 2-3, 2006, within the session "Measuring Democracy. Methodological and Theoretical Issues", in Balsthal, Switzerland.

New APES release and new APES homepage, November 2006
APES gets updated and moves to a new URL-address. The new APES release focuses on the improvement of the graphical representation and the interactivity of the tool. APES is now also available as stand-alone application and can be downloaded for free. Along with the new release comes a re-designed homepage.

APES is presented at the Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan, July 2006
APES is presented by Uwe Serdült and Chantal Vögeli at the International Conference on Comparative Social Science at Sophia University in Tokyo, taking place July 15-16, 2006.

APES is presented at the 20th IPSA World Congress in Fukuoka, Japan, July 2006
APES is presented by Chantal Vögeli at the 20th IPSA World Congress in Fukuoka (Japan), July 9 – 13, 2006, within session SS06, entitled ‘Methods for Studying Democracy. Political Knowledge, Theory, and the Design of Democratic Institutions’.  

APES is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, May 2006
The Swiss National Science Foundation is funding the further development of APES in terms of a 15-months research project, starting from May 1. The project runs under the title: The Comparative Actor-Process-Event Scheme (CAPES): Towards a Cumulative Research in Political Science. Its focus lies mainly on the technical development of APES, as well as on the improvement of network and graph visualization, and the user-friendliness of the tool. The project is realized in collaboration with a programmer, responsible for the implementation of technical deployments, and with Prof. Ulrik Brandes and his team from the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Konstanz, Germany, as an external consultant. Ulrik Brandes and his team will focus on graph drawing and the visualization of policy networks.


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