عنوان مقاله [English]
Industrial engineering is a relatively new field among engineering disciplines, which has been developed during recent decades. Therefore, the prediction of the trend of industrial engineering research is important, as it provides valuable information for future work in this field. The aim of this paper is to analyze recent trends, as well as future perspectives of industrial engineering research. For this purpose, 87150 papers related to industrial engineering, which have been published over the last 50 years, were selected from 54 journals. The required data, including 347 keywords, 280 departments and 101 countries, relating to these papers were recorded in a database. The keywords were classified into 14 main topics, based on categorization of the American
Institute of Industrial Engineering. The extracted departments were clustered into 12 groups. The clusters were Industrial Engineering, Business, Management, Computer and Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Electronics Engineering, Economics, Accounting, and other departments and research institutes. In analyzing the countries, papers were categorized according to 9 world regions; Africa, Central and South America, North America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Scandinavia, Eastern Asia, Western Asia and Oceania. The published papers during the last 50 years were analyzed and a prediction was made for the 10 coming years, using the time series method. ARIMA models were used for analysis with different parameters.
According to the descriptive statistics analysis, the most popular subjects wer Information and Intelligent Systems, Planning and Organization Theory and Analysis Techniques and Operations Research.
The most interdisciplinary subjects of the papers were Planning and Organization Theory, Information
and Intelligent Systems and Analysis Techniques and Operations Research. In a regional view, most of the published papers were from North America, East Asia and west Europe. The rank of Iran in all subjects was 23 cumulatively. According to forecasting, the topics of Information and Intelligent Systems and Analysis Techniques and Operations Research and Planning and Organization Theory will be more favorable in the near future, and regional countries of East Asia, Western Europe and North America will have the highest
publication. Regarding interdisciplinary subjects, Planning and Organization Theory, Information and Intelligent Systems and Analysis Techniques and Operations Research will have the highest demand.