Computer Science & Electrical

Computer Science & Electrical


Pages: 14  ,  Volume: 15  ,  Issue: 1 , October   2018
Received: 23 Oct 2018  ,  Published: 08 November 2018
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# Author Name
2 Dr. Solomon Ogara


Even though information technology is an acceptable innovation for improvement of performance in all sectors, citation studies on associated literature seem to be missing. Furthermore, analysis of citations related to emerging technologies in these fields as cloud computing, virtual reality, mobile computing, e-learning, data mining and internet of things (IOT) seem to have received narrow attention. Citation analysis was carried out with objectives of determining authorship patterns, age distribution as well as keywords co-occurrence of the cited articles. A total of 3,123 citations appended to the reference section of 72 articles covering emerging ICT including cloud computing (10 articles), virtual reality 12 articles), mobile computing (13 articles), e-learning (12 articles), data mining (15 articles), and internet of things (10 articles) were analysed. Collaborative research among ICT scientists was revealed as two or more authors authored 60% of the articles followed by single authors (30%). Most cited sources in ICT systems are between 2010 and 2017 (58.5%). Customer behavior leads keywords in data mining: academic performance in e-learning; energy efficiency in IoT; computing infrastructure in mobile computing; data visualization in virtual reality and data integration in cloud computing.


  • Citation; Cloud computing; Virtual Reality; Internet of Things; E-learning; Data Mining; Mobile Computing
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