Intelligent Association Rules for Innovative SME Collaboration

Kayakutlu G., Duzdar I., Mercier-Laurent E., SENNAROĞLU B.

2nd IFIP WG 12.6 International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Knowledge Management (AI4KM), Warszawa, Poland, 7 - 10 September 2014, vol.469, pp.150-164 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 469
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-28868-0_9
  • City: Warszawa
  • Country: Poland
  • Page Numbers: pp.150-164
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


SMEs are encouraged to collaborate for research and innovation in order to survive in tough global competition. Even the technology SMEs with high knowledge capital have the fear to collaborate with other SMEs or bigger companies. This study aims to illuminate the preferences in customer, supplier and competitor collaboration within industry or inter industry. A survey is run on more than 110 companies and Machine Learning methods are used to define the association rules that will lead for success.