An Ecologically-aware Approach for Mobile Travel Recommender Systems

TitleAn Ecologically-aware Approach for Mobile Travel Recommender Systems
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2012
AuthorsBothos, E, Apostolou, D, Mentzas, G
Conference NameeChallenges
Conference LocationLisbon, Portugal
Abstract

As personal transportation is one of the greatest contributors of CO2 emissions, means able to assist travellers in reducing their ecological impact are urgently needed. In this work we focus on mobile technologies that encourage green transportation habits among travellers who have a pre-existing interest in taking action to lessen their impact on the environment. We aim to provide urban travellers with a personalized mobile travel recommender that will nudge them to plan trips while considering the environmentally friendliest travel modes. We present a novel, ecologically-aware approach for travel recommender systems and discuss dimensions of recommendation information elements and profile matching approaches.