Title: Development of location-based services for recommending departure stations to park and ride users: a note

Authors: Tin-Chih Toly Chen; Katsuhiro Honda; Yu-Cheng Wang

Addresses: Department of Industrial Engineering and Systems Management, Feng Chia University, No. 100, Wenhua Rd, Taichung City 407, Taiwan ' Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University, Gakuencho 1-1, Nakaku, Sakai, Osaka, 599-8531, Japan ' Department of Aviation Mechanical Engineering, China University of Science and Technology, No. 200, Zhonghua St., Hengshan Township, Hsinchu County 312, Taiwan

Abstract: In a recent study (Chen et al., 2014), a location-based service (LAS) system was designed for guiding park-and-ride users. However, in this service system, the formulae developed for evaluating utilities have some discrepancies, which motivated us to discuss the problems associated with weighted average and ordered-weighted average applications in the fields of LASs and ambient intelligence. This technical note reviews these discrepancies and provides corrections for overcoming them.

Keywords: location-based services; utilities evaluation; park-and-ride users; weighted average; ordered weighted average; ambient intelligence.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIMS.2015.074587

International Journal of Internet Manufacturing and Services, 2015 Vol.4 No.1, pp.54 - 61

Received: 22 Sep 2015
Accepted: 25 Oct 2015

Published online: 06 Feb 2016 *

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