[Call for Paper]

Workshop on Intelligence for Strategic Foresight


Date: October 29-31, 2013

Location: Maebashi, Japan

Conference Website: http://wi-consortium.org/conferences/amtbi13/amt/


n  Goals

To support decision-making in right time and right ways, strategic foresight should be secured. It can be defined as the combination of technology intelligence, political environment foresight, competitive intelligence, and consumer foresight. As one of such important abilities, technology intelligence has been focused from near 2010. Special Session on Technology Intelligence at AMT2011 (http://wi-consortium.org/conferences/amtbi11/amt_html/ti-cfp.html) organized by us was one of major activities that want to enable companies to identify the technological opportunities and threats that could affect the future growth and survival of their business. The session covered several main topics such as analyzing technology trends, forecasting their sustainability, and predicting the next big wave by applying trawl, mine, scan, and target methods. In this year, we will try to expand the coverage to political environment foresight, competitive intelligence, and consumer foresight.

We seek high-qualified, original submissions of reports on research covering all the aspects of technology intelligence creation, promotion, and delivering methodologies based on the current information overload.


n  Topics of Interest

The aim of this workshop is to cover all aspects that relate to research and practical issues of strategic foresight and its sub-intelligences. The topics of interest include the followings, but are not limited to them.

-       Data Gathering and Management

-       Data Mining on technologies and their relations

-       Distributed and Parallel Processing for Text Data Analysis

-       Monitoring Social/Web Stream Data Sources

-       Integration of Data Sources

-       Ontology Modeling and Semantic Web Technologies

-       Social/Open/Linked Data and its Applications

-       Information Analytics for Strategic Foresight

-       Technology Trends Analysis and Prediction

-       Technology/Competitive/Collective Intelligence

-       Political Environment and Consumer Foresight

-       Intelligence Service Design and Implementation

-       Big Data Issues on the above


n  Submissions and Publications

Authors are invited to submit original papers that MUST NOT have been submitted to or published in any other workshop, conference, or journal. Authors should submit a paper within 6 pages in length, including all figures, tables, and references. All papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee for significance, originality, accuracy, and clarity.

Please use the Springer Proceedings format for submission. Template is available on: http://www.springer.com/comp/lncs/authors.html. Please submit your paper through the following site: https://wi-lab.com/cyberchair/2013/amtbi13/scripts/ws_submit.php?subarea=SA.

All accepted papers will be published by Springer as a volume of the series of Lecture Notes in Computer Science/Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNCS/LNAI). Extensions of selected papers from the proceedings will be considered for publication in special issues of international journals.


n  Important Dates

Submission Date


Paper Submission Deadline

June 30, 2013

Notification of paper acceptance

July 10, 2013

Camera-ready of accepted papers

July 21, 2013

Conference Dates

October 29-31, 2013




Organizing Chair:

Hanmin Jung

KISTI, Korea,   jhm@kisti.re.kr



Organizing Committee:

Seungwoo Lee

KISTI, Korea,  swlee@kisti.re.kr

Sa-Kwang Song

KISTI, Korea,  esmallj@kisti.re.kr


Program Committee:

Didier.El Baz


Ing-Xiang Chen

Ericsson Taiwan Ltd., Taiwan

Sung-Kwon Choi

ETRI, Korea

Sung-Pil Choi

KISTI, Korea

Shengyin Fan

Ricoh Software Research Center, China

Michaela Geierhos

University of Paderborn, Germany

Hyunchul Jang

KIOM, Korea

Dongwon Jeong

Kunsan National University, Korea

In-Su Kang

University of Kyungsung, Korea

Haklae Kim

Samsung Electronics, Korea

Haksoo Kim

Kangwon Univ., Korea

Changki Lee

Kangwon Univ., Korea

Yeong-Su Lee

Cylex, Germany

Qing Li

Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE), China

Lijun Zhu

ISTIC, China

Fuyuko Matsumura

NII, Japan

Masaharu Munetomo

Hokkaido University, Japan

Seung-Hoon Na

ETRI, Korea

Jiandong Qi

Beijing Forestry University, China

Brahmananda Sapkota

University of Twente, Netherlands

Sugiyama Kazunari

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Shuo Xu

ISTIC, China

Yongwook Yoon

KT, Korea

Nobukazu Yoshioka

NII, Japan

Chengzhi Zhang

Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China

Honggang Zhang

Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications, China

Yunliang Zhang

ISTIC, China

Zhixiong Zhang

National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Zhangbing Zhou

Institute TELECOM & Management SudParis, France

(To be added)