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Insight on Visual Text Analytics for Technology and Innovation Management at OpenRheinMain Conference

We get the opportunity to give some insights to “Visual Text Analytics for Technology and Innovation Management”, based on our core Trend Analytics technology Scitics, on the OpenRheinMain Conference. We want to give insights on how Visual Analytics techniques can be used to enable effective technology and innovation management on behalf of external/web data as well as internal/company data.

The OpenRheinMain (ORM 2019) is the 1st edition of an annual IT conference on open source and emerging digital technologies. This includes, but is not limited to, Open-Source, Intelligent Automation and DevOps, Cloud Computing, and Internet of Things. The purpose of the conference is to interlink researchers and industrial partner of the Rhein Main region. Therefore, the conference considers stakeholders from both in an appropriate proportion. The conference will take place on September 13th, 2019 at Darmstadt University of Applied Science.

Due to heterogeneity of the event participants, the chances are high to strengthen the cooperation with local enterprises. We expect, that this will be relevant for further research actions to strengthen  the local region.

More information on the event website: https://www.openrheinmain.org

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OpenRheinMain Conference 2019

OpenRheinMain (ORM 2019) is the 1st edition of an annual IT conference on open source and emerging digital technologies. This includes, but is not limited to, Open-Source, Intelligent Automation and DevOps, Cloud Computing, and Internet of Things.

The purpose of the conference to interlink researchers and industrial partner of the Rhein Main region. Therefore, the conference considers stakeholders from both in an appropriate proportion.

At the conference we will present our insights to “Visual Text Analytics for Technology and Innovation Management”.

Thesis Presentation: Contrasted Data from Science and Web for Advanced Visual Trend Analytics

Where: TU Darmstadt / GRIS, Fraunhoferstr. 5, Room tba
Who: Rehman Ahmed Abdul (Author), Prof. Dr. Arjan Kuijper (Supervisor), Dipl.-Inf. Dirk Burkhardt (Advisor/Co-Supervisor)
What: Master Thesis – “Contrasted Data from Science and Web for Advanced Visual Trend Analytics”

Abstract:

With more publicly accessible digital libraries accessible, a plethora of digital research data is now available for gaining insights into actual and upcoming technology trends. These trends are essential to researchers, business analysts, and decision-makers for making strategic decisions and setting strategic goals. Appropriate processing and graphical analysis methods are required in order to extract meaningful information from the data. In particular, the combination of data mining approaches together with visual analytics leads to real beneficial applications to support decision making in e.g. innovation or technology management.
The data from digital libraries is only limited to research and overlooks the market aspects e.g if the trend is not important for key business players, it is irrelevant for the market. This importance of market aspects creates a demand for validation approaches based on market data. Most of the current market data can be found publically on websites and social networks, e.g. as news from enterprises or on tech review sites or on tech blogs. Therefore, it makes sense to consider this public and social media data as contrasting data to the research digital library data that can be used to validate technology trends.
The goal of this thesis is to enable trend analysis on public and social web data and compare it with retrieved trends based on research library data to enable validation of trends. To achieve this goal a model is proposed that acquires public/social web and digital library data based on user-defined scope called a “campaign”, which is then visually transformed from raw data into interactive visualizations passing through different stages of data management, enrichment, transformation, and visual mapping. These interactive visualizations can either be used in insight analysis to gain trend insights for an individual data source or they can be used in comparative analysis with the goal of validating trends from two contrasting data sources.