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    Discovering associations among technologies using neural networks for tech-mining

    , Article IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management ; 2020 Azimi, S ; Veisi, H ; Fateh rad, M ; Rahmani, R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc  2020
    In both public and private sectors, critical technology-based tasks, such as innovation, forecasting, and road-mapping, are faced with unmanageable complexity due to the ever-expanding web of technologies which can range into thousands. This context cannot be easily handled manually or with efficient speed. However, more precise and insightful answers are expected. These answers are the fundamental challenge addressed by tech-mining. For tech-mining, discovering the associations among them is a critical task. These associations are used to form a weighted directed graph of technologies called “association tech-graph” which is used for technology development, trend analysis, policymaking,... 

    Scenario based priority setting of R&D issues: A case study of membrane technology in national iranian gas industry

    , Article 2008 Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Technology Management for a Sustainable Economy, PICMET '08, Cape Town, 27 July 2008 through 31 July 2008 ; 2008 , Pages 1497-1505 ; 9781890843175 (ISBN) Bagheri Moghaddam, N ; Sahafzadeh, M ; Emamian, S. M. S ; Irankhah, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    In this paper, to set R&D priorities at sector level, a developed method is proposed which is combined of scenario planning and critical technologies method and then applied for prioritizing R&D issues of membrane technology in National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC). In the first phase (through 3 steps), scope of NIGC is mapped using national documents and viewpoints of experts and managers. This map includes main process of gas processing and gas conversions. Then strategic goals of gas industry including gas exports, conversions, injection and internal use, are developed. Also Strategic Technology Units (STUs) are identified and twenty distinct membrane technologies including technologies of...