A Semantic Grid Oriented to E-Tourism

  • Xiao Ming Zhang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5931)


With increasing complexity of tourism business models and tasks, there is a clear need of the next generation e-Tourism infrastructure to support flexible automation, integration, computation, storage, and collaboration. Currently several enabling technologies such as semantic Web, Web service, agent and grid computing have been applied in the different e-Tourism applications, however there is no a unified framework to be able to integrate all of them. So this paper presents a promising e-Tourism framework based on emerging semantic grid, in which a number of key design issues are discussed including architecture, ontologies structure, semantic reconciliation, service and resource discovery, role based authorization and intelligent agent. The paper finally provides the implementation of the framework.


e-Tourism Semantic Grid Semantic Web Web service Agent 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiao Ming Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Computer and CommunicationHunan UniversityChangshaChina
  2. 2.School of Hospitality & Tourism ManagementFlorida International UniversityMiamiUSA

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