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Recommendation and Planning through Mobile Devices in Tourism Context

  • Ricardo Anacleto
  • Lino Figueiredo
  • Nuno Luz
  • Ana Almeida
  • Paulo Novais
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 92)

Abstract

In this paper we present a mobile recommendation and planning system, named PSiS Mobile. It is designed to provide effective support during a tourist visit through context-aware information and recommendations about points of interest, exploiting tourist preferences and context. Designing a tool like this brings several challenges that must be addressed.We discuss how these challenges have been overcame, present the overall system architecture, since this mobile application extends the PSiS project website, and the mobile application architecture.

Keywords

Mobile Recommendation System Sight Information Provider Context- Aware Client-Server Application 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo Anacleto
    • 1
  • Lino Figueiredo
    • 1
  • Nuno Luz
    • 1
  • Ana Almeida
    • 1
  • Paulo Novais
    • 2
  1. 1.GECAD - Knowledge Engineering and Decision SupportPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Universidade do MinhoBragaPortugal

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