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VSST’13 is organized with the objective to bring together researchers, developers, and practitioners from academia and industry sectors working in all facets of competitive intelligence. The conference will serve as a forum for the dissemination of state-of-the-art research, development, implementations of competitive intelligence systems, methodologies, technologies, and applications.

The key objective of VSST’13, for already 17 years, is to create a program that achieves a balance between theory and practice, academia and industry, systems/tools-oriented research and content creation.

VSST’13 is an INIST / CNRS co-sponsored conference. All papers will be included in PASCAL and FRANCIS digital library and extended versions of selected papers will be published in special isues of intenational journal, namely:

Journal of intelligence Studies in Business



In addition to traditional topics, we will particularly focus on the following subjects:

• Big Data
• Cloud Computing
• Metadata and Interoperability
• Treatment of heterogeneous information
• Security of access to data and treatments
• Online analysis
• Mining temporal data
• Cartographies
• Social Networks
• Online Intelligence Community, Web Intelligence
• Multilingualism
• Geostrategy
• Web new structured data
• New sources of patents (China, Korea, Japan, India, ...)
• Web 2.0 and Web 3.0
• Contributions of 3G technology in competitive intelligence
• Innovations in the decision process
• Risk Management and Governance