Title: A scientometric analysis of mobile recommender systems

Authors: Kasra Madadipouya; Liyana Shuib; Suraya Hamid

Addresses: Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ' Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ' Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Abstract: With further advancements in technology, a new emerging topic called 'mobile recommender systems' has gained tremendous momentum. The amount of research on mobile recommender systems can reflect the development of a variety of research topics such as mobile computing and context-aware systems. Hence, performing a scientometric mapping on this topic is needed. However, there is a lack of research in this area that aims to perform a detailed scientometric mapping. The objective of this study is to perform a scientometric mapping related to mobile recommender systems. We analysed publications between 2002 and 2017 indexed in Web of Science. The analysis maps the parameters of total output, the growth of output, authorship, major contributors, thematic trends and emerging topics in the field. Our study serves as a resource for future research by shedding light on how trends in mobile recommender systems research have evolved as well as providing insights into the current state of this field.

Keywords: recommender system; recommender system research; mobile recommendation system; context-aware recommender systems; scientometric analysis; scientometric mapping; scientometrics; mapping.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMC.2020.10024559

International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2020 Vol.18 No.5, pp.485 - 508

Accepted: 13 Dec 2018
Published online: 30 Sep 2020 *

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