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    Cryptocurrency Price Prediction based on Multiple Market Sentiment
    ( 2020-01-07) Wang, Yu ; Chen, Runyu
    With the rapid development of the Internet, cryptocurrencies have been gaining increasing amounts of attention dramatically. As a digital currency, it is not only used worldwide for online payments, but also traded as an investment tool on the market. Therefore, the ability to predict the price volatility will facilitate future investment and payment decisions. However, there are many uncertainties in the price movement of cryptocurrencies, and the prediction is extremely difficult. To this end, based on the transaction data of three different markets and the number and content of user comments and responses from online forums, this paper constructs a price prediction model of cryptocurrencies using a variety of machine learning and deep learning algorithms. It turns out that the trading price premium rate in different markets will affect the price to be predicted, and adding social media comment features can significantly improve the accuracy of the forecast. This article is conducive to investors who encrypt currencies to make more scientific decisions.
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    Optimal Pricing Strategy for Multichannel Healthcare Services
    ( 2020-01-07) Wang, Wei ; Shi, Xiao ; Xiao, Hanyu ; Zheng, Xiabing
    As a combination of online and offline channel services, multichannel healthcare services currently play important roles in helping consumers solve their health problems. In this study, we establish a stylized model to investigate how healthcare service providers should price in multi-channels and when consumers should choose online service, taking misdiagnosis rate and the severity of disease problems into account. Our results show that the prices of the online channel and offline channel can increase when the misdiagnosis rate is low and minor problem inspection rate online is high. Moreover, when the diagnosis rate is high, the profit of online channel would increase, and then improve the profit of multichannel services. These findings provide insights for the theoretical research of online healthcare services and practice management on pricing strategies in multichannel healthcare services.
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    Semantic Management of Urban Traffic Congestion
    ( 2020-01-07) Shakil, Arshad ; Juric, Radmila
    Urban traffic congestion is a problem which affects the world and is related to the massive urbanization and excessive number of cars on our streets. This causes a variety of problems, from economical/financial and health-related, to environmental warnings caused by high CO2 and NO2 emissions. This paper proposes a novel software engineering solution, which generates a software application aimed at individual drivers on urban roads, in order to help and ease overall congestion. The novelty is twofold. We target individual drivers in order to motivate them to re-think the purpose and goals of each journey they take. Consequently, the proposed software application enables reasoning upon various options an individual driver may have and helps in choosing the best possible solution for an individual. Our software application utilizes reasoning with SWRL enabled OWL ontologies, which can be hosted by any software application we run in our cars, ready to assist in driving, and implemented in Android / iOS environments.
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    Introduction to the Minitrack on Decision Support for Smart Cities
    ( 2020-01-07) Sun, Jianshan ; Ma, Jian ; Xu, Wei