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A Context-Aware Mobile Solution for Assisting Tourists in a Smart Environment

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Title:A Context-Aware Mobile Solution for Assisting Tourists in a Smart Environment
Authors:Colace, Francesco
Lemma, Saverio
Lombardi, Marco
De Santo, Massimo
Casillo, Mario
Keywords:Adaptive Systems
Context-Aware Computing
Mobile Applications
Tourism and Cultural Heritage
Date Issued:04 Jan 2017
Abstract:The cultural heritage of the italian territory is an impressive breadth of resources, unfortunately still little known today. Such a cultural heritage should be valued for the purpose is to better understand the Italian citizens their cultural identity, is to make known to the citizens of other nations the history of the place, with its story and its characters, and the life of the inhabitants, with their own traditions and customs. \ \ In this paper, it is introduced an adaptive Context-Aware app able to collect not-structured data, belonging to heterogeneous sources and develop tailored recommendations for the user, in order to support a tourist inside a town. The solution found takes advantage of information technologies, like Internet of Thing and Internet of Services and the objective is reached through the use of a system of description of the context through a graphical formalism named Context Dimension Tree. \ \ The system described was implemented in the city of Salerno in Italy and the results of a questionnaire distributed to the users show great appreciation.
Pages/Duration:10 pages
Rights:Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
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