Mining Science & Technology Information Resources in Tumultuous Times

The VP Institute is pleased to co-sponsor the 10th Global TechMining Conference with the Beijing Institute of Technology as a wholly virtual event, accessible to all members of our global community. With the explosion of text-analytics driven by the necessity of advancing understanding of COVID-19, we feel its more important than ever for TechMining practitioners to share knowledge.

Tech Mining is text-oriented analytics that aims to generate practical intelligence from Science, Technology & Innovation (ST&I) information resources – i.e., “Big Data” in various forms.  It uses bibliometric and text-mining software (e.g., Derwent Data Analyzer (DDA), VantagePoint) and many other analytical & visualization tools. Tech mining supports decision making in ST&I policy & management – e.g., competitive technical intelligence, R&D management, research evaluation, and coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Expanding and novel data bring both opportunities and challenges.  Researchers, analysts, and decision makers need to track ST&I dynamics together with rapidly evolving economic & societal factors.

The conference topics include, but are not limited to:

Maximizing the potential of traditional and novel data e.g.

  • ST&I data sources (e.g. web scraping, social media, full-text information)
  • Data quality (e.g. precision, recall, and disambiguation)

Advancing and/or integrating methods e.g.

  • Forecasting emerging technologies
  • Forecasting disruptive technologies
  • Topic extraction
  • Topic evolutionary path identification
  • Science knowledge maps
  • Scientific visualizations
  • Informetrics (e.g. Bibliometrics, scientometrics, etc.)

Innovative analyses or translation to useful intelligence e.g.

  • Text mining in practice (e.g. bioinformatics, precision medicine etc.)
  • Transformation of scientific and technological achievements


We are thankful for the support of our sponsors!

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Conference Partners

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