On-tour attraction recommendation in a mobile environment

San Yih Hwang, Wan Shiou Yang

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Abstract

Tourists are often confused about where to go when reaching new and unfamiliar places because there are usually a large number of selections for consideration. In this research, we design an on-tour attraction recommender system that provides personal attraction recommendation for users on the move. In the proposed architecture, each attraction is associated with an attraction server that is responsible for sending ratings to and receiving ratings from peers who visited the attraction. The personal attraction recommender system of a mobile user makes recommendation based on the rating data, which the user indirectly received from other peers via some attraction servers. Four data exchange methods are proposed to allow a target user to exchange rating data with an attraction server. The proposed data exchange methods are compared in a simulated environment. Through experiments, it was shown that the diversity-based method, which mandates a user to carry ratings of other users regardless of their interests, is promising in the case when attraction servers are newly operational and have little historical data. On the other hand, the aggregate method, which relies on the attraction servers to provide recommendation, achieves good performance and incurs least communication overhead in the case when attraction servers have already accumulated a significant amount of historical data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PERCOM Workshops 2012
Pages661-666
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun 1
Event2012 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PERCOM Workshops 2012 - Lugano, Switzerland
Duration: 2012 Mar 192012 Mar 23

Publication series

Name2012 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PERCOM Workshops 2012

Other

Other2012 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PERCOM Workshops 2012
CountrySwitzerland
CityLugano
Period12-03-1912-03-23

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Hwang, S. Y., & Yang, W. S. (2012). On-tour attraction recommendation in a mobile environment. In 2012 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PERCOM Workshops 2012 (pp. 661-666). [6197597] (2012 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PERCOM Workshops 2012). https://doi.org/10.1109/PerComW.2012.6197597