Network analysis of design automation literature

Tinghao Guo, Jiarui Xu, Yue Sun, Yilin Dong, Neal E. Davis, James T. Allison

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Abstract

In this paper we present a study of citation and co-authorship networks for articles from the ASME Design Automation Conference (DAC) during the years 2002-2015. We identify key authors, show that the co-authorship network exhibits the small world network property, and reveal other insights from network structure. Results from two topic modeling methods are presented. A frequency-based model was developed to explore DAC topic distribution and evolution. Citation analysis was also conducted for each core topic. A correlation matrix and association rule mining were used to discover topic relations and to gain insights for research gaps and recommendations. A recently developed unsupervised learning algorithm, propagation mergence (PM), was applied to the DAC citation network. Influential papers and major clusters were identified and visualizations are presented. The resulting insights may be beneficial to the engineering design research community, especially with respect to determining future directions and possible actions for improvement. The data set used here is limited. Expanding to include additional relevant conference proceedings and journal articles in the future would offer a more complete understanding of the engineering design research literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication43rd Design Automation Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791858127
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
EventASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2017 - Cleveland, United States
Duration: Aug 6 2017Aug 9 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume2A-2017

Other

OtherASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2017
CountryUnited States
CityCleveland
Period8/6/178/9/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation

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    Guo, T., Xu, J., Sun, Y., Dong, Y., Davis, N. E., & Allison, J. T. (2017). Network analysis of design automation literature. In 43rd Design Automation Conference (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; Vol. 2A-2017). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2017-67361