Recommending Eco-Friendly Route Plans

Title Recommending Eco-Friendly Route Plans
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2012
AuthorsBothos, E, Apostolou, D, Mentzas, G
Conference NameRecSys 2012, Workshop on Recommendation Technologies for Lifestyle Change
Conference LocationDublin, Ireland, September 13, 2012.

As personal transportation is one of the greatest contributors of CO2 emissions, means able to assist travelers in reducing their ecological impact are urgently needed. In this work we focus on travel recommenders that encourage green transportation habits among travelers who have a preexisting interest in taking action to lessen their impact on the environment. We aim to provide urban travelers with a personalized travel recommender that will nudge them to plan routes while considering the environmentally friendliest travel modes. We present a novel, ecologically-aware approach for travel recommender systems and propose a system architecture that incorporates dimensions of recommendation information elements and pro le matching methods.