Interpreting Food-Venue Visits: Spatial and Social Contexts of Mobile Consumption in Urban Spaces

  • Shin’ichi Konomi
  • Kenta Shoji
  • Tomoyo Sasao
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9189)


The increasing amount of mobility data introduces an opportunity to develop novel urban applications that are integrated with everyday practices. Although simple events (e.g., visits to places) can be inferred from mobility traces, events have very different meanings in different contexts. To contribute to the body of work that aims to uncover effective methods to integrate ubiquitous computing technologies in urban spaces and context, we discuss interpretation of ubiquitous events in urban computing: food-venue visits. Based on a survey and a small supplemental study, we identify the spatial and social contexts that influence the meanings of food-venue visits. We also suggest a possibility of novel technological support for eating out.


Eating out Food Consumption Urban context 



This research was supported by the Environmental Information project under the Green Network of Excellence (GRENE) program of MEXT, Japan.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Spatial Information ScienceThe University of TokyoKashiwaJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Frontier SciencesThe University of TokyoKashiwaJapan

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