Int. J. of Information Technology and Management   »   2017 Vol.16, No.1

 

 

Title: Cyber-physical infomobility for tourism application

 

Authors: Alexander Smirnov; Nikolay Shilov; Alexey Kashevnik; Andrew Ponomarev

 

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SPIIRAS, 39, 14 line, St. Petersburg, 199178, Russia; ITMO University, 49-A, Kronversky pr., St. Petersburg, 197101, Russia
SPIIRAS, 39, 14 line, St. Petersburg, 199178, Russia; ITMO University, 49-A, Kronversky pr., St. Petersburg, 197101, Russia
SPIIRAS, 39, 14 line, St. Petersburg, 199178, Russia; ITMO University, 49-A, Kronversky pr., St. Petersburg, 197101, Russia
SPIIRAS, 39, 14 line, St. Petersburg, 199178, Russia; ITMO University, 49-A, Kronversky pr., St. Petersburg, 197101, Russia

 

Abstract: The paper proposes an approach, reference model, and case study for a cyber-physical infomobility for tourism application. The logistics system of the hub is considered as a cyber-physical system. The main idea behind the virtual tourist hub concept is to arrange a tourist trip based on the available schedules, capabilities and environment-friendliness of transportation and attraction providers, current and foreseen availability and occupancy of the available transportation means and attraction services. The approach assumes usage of a context-based group recommending system for generating recommendations for the tourists. A case study describes service-oriented architecture, implementation, and evaluation of mobile tourist guide application that is based on the presented in the paper approach and reference model.

 

Keywords: virtual tourist hubs; cyber-physical systems; CPS; infomobility; recommender systems; tourist trip planning; scheduling; e-tourism; electronic tourism; mobile applications; tourist guides; logistics hubs; recommendation systems; service-oriented architecture; SOA.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJITM.2017.10001016

 

Int. J. of Information Technology and Management, 2017 Vol.16, No.1, pp.31 - 52

 

Available online: 13 Nov 2016

 

 

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