Social Network Intelligence


The course aims to introduce students to the importance of managing data, information, and knowledge effectively in a contemporary knowledge-based society, where social networks, geographic information, and technology play fundamental roles in the successful evolution of intelligence and information management. 

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Guilherme Hidalgo Barata Martins Victorino


Weekly - Available soon

Total - Available soon

Teaching language

Portuguese. If there are Erasmus students, classes will be taught in English


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Kilduff, M. & Tsai, W. (2003). Social networks and organizations. Sage Publications Ltd.

Grant, Kenneth A. (eds.) (2011). Case Studies in Knowledge Management for Researchers, Teachers and Students. Academic Publishing International.

Omand, D. (2009) ¿Intelligence Secrets and Media Spotlights: Balancing Illumination and Dark Corners¿, in Dover, R. and M. Goodman (eds.), 

Spinning Intelligence: Why Intelligence Needs the Media, Why the Media Needs Intelligence, the United Kingdom: C.Hurst and Co. Ltd, pp. 37-56

Omand, D., Bartlett, J. and C. Miller (2012) ¿Introducing Social Media Intelligence (SOCMINT)¿, Intelligence and National Security

Heuer, R.J. (1999) ¿Psychology of Intelligence Analysis¿. Washington, D.C., Center for the Study of Intelligence (available at

Lowenthal, M.M. (2015) Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy (6th Edition). Washington, DC, CQ Press

National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG): ¿Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) Basic Doctrine, Publication 1.0 ¿, 2018. Washington, DC, (available at

NRC (National Research Council) (2007) ¿Successful Response Starts with a Map: Improving Geospatial Support for Disaster Management¿. Washington, DC, National Academies Press (available at

Tuathail, G.O., Dalby, S., and Routledge, P. (2003). The Geopolitics Reader (2nd Edition). London, Routledge (disponível em

Teaching method

Workshop-oriented classes, lectures, project-based learning, case studies, weekly challenges, quizzes.

Evaluation method

Final Grade Calculation

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Subject matter

Curricular unit content:

  1. From Data to Knowledge. Fundamentals of Knowledge Management 
  2. Fundamentals of Social Media and SOCMINT
  3. Fundamentals of Social Network Analysis
  4. Introduction to Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT)
  5. GEOINT Sources and Data collection strategies
  6. Geospatial Intelligence Analytical Techniques
  7. GEOINT Products and Communication
  8. GEOINT Technology Seminar