The framework aims to the three proposed questions : What is the situation now in software engineering domain? What are the cooperative relationships among software engineering researchers and their interests? And what is the evolution of mainstream among keywords in software engineering?
We select strict technical track in ICSE, and the metadata are obtained from ICSE official website, database of ACM, DBLP, and Google scholar using web crawlers. Each piece of data is conducted by some important information about a paper, such as paper’s title, the paper’s abstract, keywords, citation numbers, authors’ names, affiliations, and countries/regions. Then, we do the steps like data cleaning, and data completing to quentify and quality our dataset.
We present the papers’ distribution for ICSE technical program. Then, we identify the most productive authors, institutions, countries/regions and most frequent keywords.
Collaboration Pattern analysis
We generate Co-authorship network and Author co-keyword network to analyze the cooperate relationships among authors and their interests.
Transformation of the Mainstream Analysis
We observe the trends of most frequent keywords and explore the keywords occurred frequently per five years in order to find the mainstreams during the different periods. Furthermore, we generate the keyword co-occurrence network and its sub-networks per five years to reveal the evolutions of central keywords.