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International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations
International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations


Special Edition on: "Open Source Intelligence and Web Mining (OSINT-WM)"

Guest Editors:
Nasrullah Memon, David L. Hicks and Kim H. Esbensen, Aalborg University Esbjerg, Denmark
Reda Alhajj, University of Calgary, Canada

Open source data is increasingly important to support the intelligence function. The increasing ability to successfully mine data from large, incoherent series of sources, allows analysts to build up detailed composite pictures of their area of interest. Open source analysis is not a substitute for traditional classified work; the analyst can use the open source view to be able to ascertain what addition information might be required on a particular subject and having identified the gaps in his knowledge, task the increasingly scarce resources to target those gaps with whatever tools may be appropriate. Essentially, open sources provide for the foundation for classified collection management, while also providing cover for classified sources and methods and often giving evidence as to where new classified studies might be best targeted.

Subject Coverage
This special issue invites contributions on all topics of OSINT-WM, including but not limited to those listed below:
  • Open source intelligence
  • Web dynamics
  • Dark web
  • Web content mining
  • Web structure mining
  • Web usage mining
  • Web mining for blog analysis
  • Web mining for online personalisation and recommendation system
  • Web mining and intelligence
  • News analysis and visualisation
  • News monitoring
  • Harvesting web
  • Case studies
  • Internet as a tool for command and control
  • Information terrorism
  • Social network analysis
  • Visualising social relationships
  • Investigative data mining
  • Privacy and legal issues

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Extended abstract of no more than 3 pages due: 10 June, 2008

Preliminary acceptance/rejection notification: 10 August, 2008

Full paper due: 30 September, 2008

Final acceptance notification by: 05 November, 2008

Camera-ready paper due: December 05, 2008