In conjunction with the 19th International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators, the VP Institute is sponsoring the 4th  Global TechMining Conference on September 2, 2014 at Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden in Leiden, Netherlands.

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.

Presenters will be eligible to submit papers for consideration in a special issue on "Bibliometric and Social Network Analysis Methods for Technology and Innovation Management" for the International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management  or a special issue for Technological Forecasting and Social Change.


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19th International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators


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