Context-Aware User Modeling Strategies for Journey Plan Recommendation

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9146)


Popular journey planning systems, like Google Maps or Yahoo! Maps, usually ignore user’s preferences and context. This paper shows how we applied context-aware recommendation technologies in an existing journey planning mobile application to provide personalized and context-dependent recommendations to users. We describe two different strategies for context-aware user modeling in the journey planning domain. We present an extensive performance comparison of the proposed strategies by conducting a user-centric study in addition to a traditional offline evaluation method.


Recommender systems Context-awareness Personalized journey planning User-centric evaluation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Barcelona Digital Technology CenterBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Technical University of CataloniaBarcelonaSpain

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