Design and Implementation of a Daily Activity Scheduler in the Context of a Personal Travel Information System

  • Jianwei Zhang
  • Theo Arentze
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


How to effectively schedule individual’s daily activities in actual temporal–spatial environments is a challenging task especially when considering various dynamic conditions and constraints. In this chapter, we present a prototype of a personal daily activity scheduler based on our previously developed travel information system, where point of interest (POI) information and travel information have been integrated into an individual’s agenda service. The scheduler provides all operations based on constraints checking, agenda operations (e.g., inserting, updating and deleting activities), recommending locations, detecting deviations from schedule, detecting real-time event consequences and detecting relevant POIs. Initial tests for the basic operations indicate that the approach works well and more comprehensive tests will be conducted in the future.


Activity schedule Agenda Point of interests Travel information 



This research is a part of i-Tour project. i-Tour project is conducted by a consortium including FORMIT Servizi S.p.A., Graphitech Foundation, University College of London, Eindhoven University of Technology, ULA S.r.l., FIAT S.c.p.A., PTV AG, Cadzow Communications Consulting Ltd, FORMIT Foundation. The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Program (FP7/2007–2013) under the Grant Agreement number 234239. The authors are solely responsible for the information reported in this chapter. It does not represent the opinion of the Community. The Community is not responsible for any use that might be made of the information contained in this chapter. Open image in new window


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Urban Planning GroupEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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