Most Frequently Cited Papers in Computer Science

In any conference or journal on that is listed in the ACM Portal. Click here for the full list. You can also sort papers by downloads (6 weeks/12 months).

  1. A relational model of data for large shared data banks (Communications of the ACM 1970, 980 citations)
  2. Time, clocks, and the ordering of events in a distributed system (Communications of the ACM 1978, 916 citations)
  3. Graph-based algorithms for Boolean function manipulation (IEEE Transactions on Computers 1986, 911 citations)