A bibliometric approach to quantitatively assess current research trends in 5G security

Faroouqi, Najam and Arshad, Junaid and Khan, Muhammad Mubashir (2021) A bibliometric approach to quantitatively assess current research trends in 5G security. Library Hi-Tech. ISSN 0737-8831

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Abstract

Cellular communication has seen remarkable growth since its inception and has now evolved into fifth generation (5G) networks. Promising services and use cases are envisioned leveraging the advancements within this technology including but not limited to the Internet of Things (IoT), massive MIMO, Device to Device communication (D2D), Vehicle to Everything (V2X) communication, and VR/AR applications. It integrates enabling technologies such as Edge computing, Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and Software Defined Networks (SDN) to support a broad range of use cases and application scenarios. Significant security and privacy challenges have arisen and are attracting interest from both academia and industry to develop bespoke solutions to address them. This study aims to examine research within security and privacy for 5G-based systems highlighting contributions made by the research community and identify research trends within different subdomains of 5G security where open issues still exist. The paper uses a bibliographic approach to review the state-of-the-art in the field of 5G security and is the pioneering effort to investigate 5G security research using this methodology. Specifically, the paper presents a quantitative description of the existing contributions in terms of authors, organizations, and countries. It then presents detailed keyword and co-citation analysis which shows the quantity and pattern of research work in different subfields. Finally, 5G security areas, having open challenges, are identified for future research work.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1108/LHT-04-2021-0133
Dates:
DateEvent
3 August 2021Accepted
4 August 2021Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: bibliometrics, 5G, security and privacy, scientometrics, edge computing, cyber-physical systems
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology > Cyber Security
Depositing User: Junaid Arshad
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2021 15:03
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2021 15:03
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12223

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