International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences

Int. j. adv. appl. sci.

EISSN: 2313-3724

Print ISSN: 2313-626X

Volume 4, Issue 6  (June 2017), Pages:  148-152

Title: Finding the top conferences using novel ranking algorithm

Author(s):  Muhammad Farooq 1, Hikmat Ullah Khan 2, *, Ajmal Shahzad 3, Saqib Iqbal 4, Abubakker Usman Akram 2


1Department of Computer Science, Government College, Rehmatabad, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
2Department of Computer Science, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Wah, Pakistan
3Department of Computer Science, Centre for Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE), Islamabad, Pakistan
4Department of Software Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering and Information Technology, Al Ain University of Science and Technology, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

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An analysis of an academic network reveals interesting insights into the prevailing research domains. The scientometrics analysis of an academic network mainly focuses to find the top authors and top journals using Bibliometircs. There are few work identify the top conferences to help the scholars to know about the current trends in computer science and helps them to participate in the conferences to extend their interactions with other researchers. In this paper, we aim to find the top conferences in the computer science research domain. We present a novel algorithm, ConferencRank by adapting the state of the art Pagerank algorithm to rank the conferences. We use the various features as weights to rank the conferences as well. The proposed algorithm has been applied on a very large data set of the DBLP and the results confirm that the proposed algorithm is helpful to find the top conferences and ranks the conferences in a proper manner. As a future work, we will like to extend this work by finding topic-sensitive ranking of the conferences. 

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Keywords: Semantic cache, Framework, XML

Article History: Received 4 March 2017, Received in revised form 18 May 2017, Accepted 25 May 2017

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Farooq M, Khan HU, Shahzad A, Iqbal S, and Akram AU (2017). Finding the top conferences using novel ranking algorithm. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 4(6): 148-152


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