The Visualization Analysis of Cloud Computing Research Based on Mapping Knowledge

Wanjun LIU


This paper analyzed the current research on the field of cloud computing by adopting the bibliometric analysis and co-word network analysis based on the knowledge mapping theory and methods with software tools SPSS 19.0, Ucinet6.0 and NetDraw. In this paper, we conducted a visual analysis on the research status of cloud computing for the past five years, including the knowledge structure of cloud computing, research hot spots and trends from macro and micro perspective. The result shows that the research of cloud computing can be divided into eight knowledge groups: (a) technical research related Cloud computing; (b) cloud computing security research; (c) cloud computing performance research; (d) characteristics research of cloud computing; (e) big data processing research based on cloud computing; (f) research in the form of cloud computing services; (g) infrastructure research of cloud computing; (h) application research of cloud computing in chemistry and physics. The paper may provide valuable suggestions for better understanding on the research status of cloud computing.


Cloud computing; Mapping knowledge; Vector dynamic model; Co-word analysis; Social network analysis

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