Trends in conceptual modeling: Citation analysis of the ER conference papers (1979-2005)

Chaomei Chen, Il Yeol Song, Weizhong Zhu

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Abstract

We analyze thematic trends and challenging issues in conceptual modeling based on the metadata of 943 research papers published in a series of conferences on conceptual modeling (known as the ER conferences) between 1979 and 2005. We specifically address 1) all-time prominent challenges in conceptual modeling, 2) current challenges and emerging trends, and 3) the structure and dynamics of the conceptual modeling community. We utilize CiteSpace, a progressive domain visualization tool, to identify and visualize the movement of research fronts and intellectual bases, persistent clusters of papers, critical paths connecting these clusters, and the evolution of co-authorship networks as well as citation networks. The work contributes an in-depth analysis of a major forum of conceptual modeling and a practical method that one can use as frequently as needed to keep abreast of the state of the art of conceptual modelling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages189-200
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event11th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2007 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 2007 Jun 252007 Jun 27

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Other11th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2007
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period07/6/2507/6/27

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems

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