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ECIS European Symposium of Competitive Intelligence organized in Chengdu (China) - “Competitive Intelligence in the online world” 1-2 November, 2012

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chengdu Campus  In today’s world, intelligence problems are more often solved with the help of software and technical tools. It is no longer the case in organizations that managers work only with managerial aspects and technicians with technical aspects. Instead it has become a requirement that each group know a bit of both. Managers need to know how to operate software and new technical equipment and technicians need to know about the needs of end-users to be of value. This does not mean that professional specialties are about to disappear. It is more a sign that information technology is getting a tighter grip around the way we build successful organizations. Any study of intelligence with the aim to be relevant needs to reflect this duality.

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With the recent and current economic crisis and a growing criticism of neoclassical economics there is a tendency for business studies to return to the essentials, towards issues of trade and the notion that we need to innovate to remain competitive. The topics for this year’s ECIS conference are set to reflect these tendencies.

Papers should fall within any of the following topics:

 1. Data Analytics - Harvesting Insights from Large Data Pools

  2. Strategic Analytics as a Value Creator into Products

  3. Organization of Competitive Intelligence

  4.. The Economics of Intelligence

  5. Double Loop Learning with Online Websites and Apps

  6. The Impact of Human Bias in Competitive Intelligence

 7. Using Competitive Intelligence for Innovation

  8. Competitive Intelligence and Market Communication

 Papers Submission

 Paper should be written in the form of the Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business (JISIB)


Best papers will be published in a special edition of the journal.


Open at Easychair

30th June 2012 - Submission deadline

29 September 2012 – Notification

15 October 2012 - Camera-ready deadline

   Registration and accomodation:

Registration 450 Euro, including:

Airport pick-up and drop-off , Diner  (wednesday, thursday, and friday (gala), Lunch ? (thursday, friday), Coffee breaks, snacks

To be pay to:

Account number:  9022.31.282.46

Short code:  9022

Account  number:  31.282.46

IBAN-number:  SE19 9020 0000 0902 2312 8246


When the registration has been done mail the information? (Name, topics of presentation if send to easychair to a

Hotel on campus  55 euro per night.

Reservation, email a

Because of the location of the NIMI Campus (Xindu, 50 km from Chengdu) we advise you to reserve a room on at the campus hotel.

NIMI information:

Program of the symposium and Committees


October 31th -  16:00 - 19:00 Registration  -? 19:00 – Dinner

November 1st

08:00 - 09:30 Registration

09:30 - 10:00 Opening

10:00 - 12:00 Keynote speeches

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 15:00 Afternoon session 1 (2 session in parallel)

15:00 - 15:30 Break

15:30 - 17:30 Afternoon session 2 (2 session in parallel)

17:30 - 18:00 Break

18:00 - 18:30 Summing up the first day

19:00 – Dinner

November 2nd

09:30 - 11:00 Panel Discussion

11.00 - 12:00 Morning session 1 (2 session in parallel)

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 15:00 Afternoon session 3 (2 session in parallel)

15:00 - 15:30 Break

15:30 - 17:00 Summing up of the Conference

19:00 – Dinner

 Scientific Committee

Dr. Mark Xu, University of Portsmouth, UK
Dr. Subir Ranjan Das, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, India
Ass. Professor Dirk Vriens, Radboud University, Netherlands
Professor Karim Baina, École nationale supérieure d’informatique et d’analyse des systèmes (ENSIAS), Morocco
Professor Uwe Hannig, Fachhochschule Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany
Dr. Klaus Solberg Søilen, Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering, Sweden
Dr. Eduardo Flores Bermudez, Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Germany
Professor Kingo Mchombu, University of Namibia, Namibia
Professor Adeline Du Tout, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Professor Pere Escorsa, School of Industrial Engineering of Terrassa, Politechnical University of Catalonia, Spain
Ass. Professor Per Frankelius, Örebro University, Sweden
Professor Malek Ghenima, L’Université de la Manouba, Tunisia
Professor Blaise Cronin, Indiana University, United States
Dr. John E. Prescott, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Dr. Michael L Neugarten, The College of Management, Rishon LeZion, Israel
Professor Mika Hannula, Tampere University of Technology, Finnland
Professor Kamel Smaili, Université Nany 2, France
Professor Henri Jean-Marie Dou, ATELIS Competitive Intelligence Work Room of the Groupe ESCEM, France
Professor Bernard Dousset, Toulouse University, France
Professor G. Scott Erickson, Ithaca College, United States

Professor Sahbi Sidom, Université Nancy 2, France
Professor Xinzhou Xie, Beijing Science and Technology Information Institute, China
Assoc. Professor Jonathan Calof, Telfer School of Management at University of Ottawa, Canada
Professor Per V. Jenster, Nordic International Management Institute, China
Professor Alfredo Passos, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil
Professor Brigitte Gay, ESC-Toulouse, France
Professor Sophie Larivet, Ecole Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur (ESCE), Paris, France

Organizing Committee

Prof. Henri Dou (France), Goupe ESCEM
Prof. Per Jenster (China), NIMI
Dr. Klaus Solberg Søilen, Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering, Sweden (Chair)
Rainer E Michaeli, Director Institute for Competitive Intelligence GmbH, Germany

For more detail information call or write to

Dr. Klaus Solberg Søile  -  Halmstad University -? School of Business and Engineering - Box 823

301 18 HALMSTAD? - House O / 222  +46 (0) 35 16 74 78? Mobil 073 697 0805?

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