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Type of publication:Inproceedings
Entered by:chita
TitleA Personalized Multimodal Tourist Tour Planner
Bibtex cite IDRACTI-RU1-2014-35
Booktitle 13th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia
Year published 2014
Pages 73-80
Organization MUM 2014 (ACM)
Keywords Tourist Trip Design Problem,Multimodal Route Planning,Orienteering Problem,Context Awareness,Mobile Application
Tourists become increasingly dependent on mobile city guides to locate tourist services and retrieve information about nearby points of interest (POIs) when visiting unknown destinations. Although several city guides support the provision of personalized tour recommendations to assist tourists visiting the most interesting attractions, existing tour planners only consider walking tours. Herein, we introduce eCOMPASS, a context-aware mobile application which also considers the option of using public transit for moving around. Far beyond than just providing navigational aid, eCOMPASS incorporates multimodality (i.e. time dependency) within its routing logic aiming at deriving nearoptimal sequencing of POIs along recommended tours so as to best utilize time available for sightseeing and minimize waiting time at transit stops. Further advancing the state of the art, eCOMPASS allows users to define arbitrary start/end locations(e.g. the current location of a mobile user) rather than choosing among a fixed set of locations. This paper describes the routing algorithm which comprises the core functionality of eCOMPASS and discusses the implementation details of the mobile application using the metropolitan area of Berlin (Germany) as case study
Gavalas, Damianos
Kasapakis, Vlasios
Konstantopoulos, Charalampos
Pantziou, Grammati
Vathis, Nikolaos
Zaroliagis, Christos
C68-MUM2014-Tourist-Planner.pdf (main file)
Publication ID1061