Data Science from a Perspective of Computer Science

  • Sirje VirkusEmail author
  • Emmanouel Garoufallou
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1057)


Data science is a new field which has gained considerable attention from different disciplines. The purpose of this paper is to present the results of the study that explored the field of data science from the computer science perspective. Analysis of research publications on data science was made on the basis of papers published in the Web of Science database. There has been continuous increase in articles on data science in the field of computer science from the year 2012. The main document types are conference proceedings, followed by journal articles, editorial material, book chapters and reviews. The top five countries publishing are USA, England, India, China and Germany. The most cited article has got 3501 citations. The analysis revealed that the data science field is quite interdisciplinary by nature. In addition to the field of computer science the papers belonged to 45 other research areas. The limitations of this research are that this study only analyzed research papers in the Web of Science database and therefore only covers a certain amount of scientific papers published in the field of computer science. Therefore, several relevant studies are not discussed in this paper that are not reflected in the Web of Science database.


Data science Computer science Bibliographic analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tallinn UniversityTallinnEstonia
  2. 2.Alexander Technological Educational Institute of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

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