The VP Institute is pleased to announce the 9th Global TechMining Conference (GTM) will take place October 17th immediately following the 8th Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy, October 14-16th. A "Call for Papers" is currently active with abstracts being accepted through April 15, 2019. The conference keynote will be delivered by Dr. Caroline S. Wagner, Ambassador Milton A. and Roslyn Z. Wolf Chair in International Affairs at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs, Ohio State University.
Tech Mining, a special form of “Big Data” analytics, aims to generate practical intelligence using bibliometric and text-mining software (e.g., VantagePoint, DDA), as well as other analytical & visualization tools to analyze Science, Technology & Innovation (ST&I) information resources. ST&I researchers, managers, and policy-makers use Tech Mining to gain Competitive Technical Intelligence (CTI) and to pursue opportunities (enriching grant applications, scoping projects, targeting cutting-edge topics, and assessing R&D effectiveness). GTM aims to engage cross-disciplinary networks of analysts, software specialists, researchers, policymakers, and managers to advance uses of textual information in multiple science, technology, and business development fields.