In conjunction with the 6th Biennial Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy, the VP Institute is sponsoring the 5th  Global TechMining Conference on September 16, 2015 at the Georgia Institute of Technology Global Learning Center, Atlanta, GA.

The goal of the conference is to help build cross-disciplinary networks of analysts, software specialists, and researchers to advance the use of textual information in multiple science, technology, and business development fields. Within this context, conference themes will include, but are not limited to:


  • Sourcing, preparing, and interpreting data sources including patents, publications, webscraping, and other novel data sources

Text-mining tools and methods

  • Best practices in software-based topic modeling, clumping, association rules, term manipulation, text manipulation, etc.
  • Visualization

Applied research

  • Future-Oriented Technology Analysis (FTA)
  • Intelligence gathering to support decision-making in the private sector (e.g., Management of Technology)

This conference is intended for researchers and students across multiple fields, especially Scientometrics, Public Policy, Management of Technology and Information Science.

View the 2014 GTM Program


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