The Co-authorship Network of Published Articles in Conferences on Web Research Based on Social Network Analysis

Document Type : Original Article

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1 Information Technology dept.,Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

2 Information Technology dept., Tarbiat Modares University,Tehran, Iran

10.22133/ijwr.2021.261519.1080

Abstract

Collaboration in writing scientific articles with the growth of academic exchanges and social interactions of researchers is increasingly expanding. Scientific collaboration gives researchers the opportunity to combine the capabilities and abilities of different scientific and research disciplines, which cannot be done individually. Co-authorship is the most formal manifestation of intellectual collaboration between authors in the production of scientific research. On the other hand, the study of the trend of scientific activities and its dynamics in any specialized field is one of the most important concerns of researchers in that field. In recent years, the use of the social network analysis approach has been proposed as a suitable solution to map the scientific structure of specialized fields and the co-authorship network of researchers. In this research, the papers published in six web research conferences have been analyzed to discover the scientific network and the co-authorship based on the social network analysis approach. The results of the analysis show that in the period, concepts such as social network analysis, Internet of Things, cloud computing, and deep learning have the largest share in articles. Also, based on the number of communities formed, the authors of the conference papers were more inclined to form small scientific groups in the form of universities or research institutes of their respective organizations.

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