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[PVS] First Call for Papers for VSST'2010, 25-29 October,Toulouse (France)

The sixth edition of the symposium VSST will be held in October, Toulouse 3 University (France).

This symposium brings together, for already 15 years, the public and private actors in the domain of technology watch and competitive intelligence.
Universities, public administrations, SME and large groups are invited, every 3 years, to attend this event to exchange viewpoints, methodologies, tools and experiences.

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

• 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


* but this list is not exhaustive

We also organize:

• Forum between businesses, students and young graduates
• Presentations training in competitive intelligence
• Tutorials and workshops
• Demonstrations of software
• Presentations of strategic analysis
• Exchanges on the effective establishment of watch cell
• Exhibition for professionals.

1/ Electronic submission of papers for VSST'2010:

Front page:
Title, authors and contact details (organization, address, phone, e-mail)
15 lines french abstract, french keywords, english abstract and keywords.

Text for submission of papers (in French or English):
Minimum 5 pages on the problem, methods or tools presented and their validation.

• Deadline for receipt of paper proposals: May 15, 2010
• Deadline for acceptance of papers: June 15, 2010
• Date of publication of final program: June 30, 2010
• Deadline for receipt of papers for publication on CD / ROM and online: September 15, 2010

2/ Final format of papers:

Front page:
Title, authors and contact details (organization, address, phone, e-mail)
15 lines French abstract, French keywords, English abstract and keywords.

Final text (in French or English):
12 to 20 pages (landscape A4) including figures and references.

Email submission:
vsst2010 @ irit.fr

For more information:

URL for online registration:

Best regards,


Professeur Bernard DOUSSET UPS/IRIT/SIG
118, route de Narbonne 31062 Toulouse cedex 9
tél: (33) 5 61 55 67 81  gsm: (33) 6 12 57 19 49
fax irit: (33) 5 61 55 62 58 perso: (33) 5 61 55 67 81