Research collaboration and ITS topic evolution: 10 Years at T-ITS

Linjing Li, Xin Li, Changjian Cheng, Cheng Chen, Guanyan Ke, Daniel Dajun Zeng, William T. Scherer

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This paper investigates the collaboration patterns and research topic trends in the publications of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS (T-ITS) over the past decade. We find that coauthorship is prevalent and that the coauthorship networks possess the scale-free property on high degree nodes. Collaborations usually occur within the same research institutions and countries. Interorganization/region collaboration structures are usually connected through a few productive/high-impact authors. Typical international collaborations are between the U.S. and other countries such as China, Germany, U.K., and Italy. Active topics studied in IEEE T-ITS publications in the past ten years include traffic management and machine vision, among others. Authors can be partitioned into common interest groups, of which machine vision and automatic vehicle control attract more researchers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5545432
Pages (from-to)517-523
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2010


  • Coauthorship network
  • intelligent transportation systems (ITS)
  • scientific collaboration
  • social network analysis
  • topic analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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