Year of Graduation
Development of methods and tools to analyze domain structure of science and technologies
Faculty of Business Informatics
Nowadays, due to the rapid development of science and technology (S&T), including interdisciplinary research areas, a significant number of potential directions for science and technology development has appeared. The actual problem is the choice of a small number of directions, or S&T trends, which would be the most relevant to objectives and capabilities. In this paper the creation of a hybrid method based on a combination of peer review, bibliometrics, patent analysis and other quantitative methods, supplemented by the results of foresight studies, to identify and describe potential science and technology trends is suggested. On the basis of this methodology a decision support system for selection of suitable S&T trends is developed.