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. Pre-conference training workshops will be offered Tuesday, September 15th.

Tech Mining, a special form of “Big Data” analytics, aims to generate Competitive Technical Intelligence (CTI)  using bibliometric and text-mining software (e.g., VantagePoint, TDA) as well as other analytical & visualization applications for analyses of Science, Technology & Innovation (ST&I) information resources. The goal of the conference is to ENGAGE cross-disciplinary networks of analysts, software specialists, researchers, policymakers, and managers to ADVANCE the use of textual information in multiple science, technology, and business development fields. The conference program will address key CHALLENGES in:


  • 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.


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Related Links

20th International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators


KDnuggets- Analytics and Data Mining Resources

View the 2014 GTM Program