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Tourism Informatics Visual Travel Recommender Systems, Social Communities, and User Interface Design






Table of Contents
Foreword ............................................................................................................................................. xv
Preface ................................................................................................................................................ xvi
Acknowledgment ..............................................................................................................................xviii
Section 1
Travel Recommender Systems for E-Tourism
Chapter 1
Building Visual Travel Recommender Systems and Tourism Communities for Effective
User Experience ...................................................................................................................................... 1
Nalin Sharda, Victoria University, Australia
Chapter 2
Semantic User Model Inferences for Travel Recommender Systems .................................................. 22
Yanwu Yang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Chapter 3
Developing Knowledge-Based Travel Advisor Systems: A Case Study .............................................. 38
Dietmar Jannach, Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany
Markus Zanker, University Klagenfurt, Austria
Markus Jessenitschnig, University Klagenfurt, Austria
Chapter 4
Multiagent Truth Maintenance Applied to a Tourism Recommender System ...................................... 54
Fabiana Lorenzi, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brasil and
Universidade Luterana do Brasil (ULBRA), Brasil
Ana Bazzan, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brasil
Mara Abel, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brasil
Chapter 5
Exploiting a Map-Based Interface in Conversational Recommender Systems for Mobile
Travelers................................................................................................................................................ 73
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Francesco Ricci, Free University of Bolzano, Italy
Quang Nhat Nguyen, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
Olga Averjanova, Image Data Systems Ltd, UK
Section 2
Social Communities in E-Tourism
Chapter 6
A Study of Web 2.0 Tourism Sites: A Usability and Web Features Perspective.................................... 95
Carmine Sellitto, Victoria University, Australia
Stephen Burgess, Victoria University, Australia
Carmen Cox, Southern Cross University, Australia
Jeremy Buultjens, Southern Cross University, Australia
Chapter 7
Facebook, Friends and Photos: A Snapshot into Social Networking for Generating
Travel Ideas.......................................................................................................................................... 115
Leanne White, Victoria University, Australia
Chapter 8
Virtual Travel Community: Bridging Travellers and Locals............................................................... 130
Jin Young Chung, Texas A&M University, USA
Dimitrios Buhalis, Bournemouth University, UK
Chapter 9
Progressive Tourism: Integrating Social, Transportation, and Data Networks.................................... 145
Edward Pultar, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Martin Raubal, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Section 3
User Interface Aspects of E-Tourism
Chapter 10
Model-Based User Interface Generation for Mobile Tourism Applications and Services.................. 161
M. O. Adigun, University of Zululand, South Africa
A. O. Ipadeola, University of Zululand, South Africa
O. O. Olugbara, University of Zululand, South Africa
Chapter 11
Visiting Tourist Landmarks in Virtual Reality Systems by Real-Walking.......................................... 180
F. Steinicke, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
G. Bruder, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
J. Jerald, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
H. Frenz, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
M. Lappe, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
Chapter 12
Developing Web3D Tools for Promoting the European Heritage....................................................... 194
Francesco Bellotti, University of Genoa, Italy
Riccardo Berta, University of Genoa, Italy
Alessandro De Gloria, University of Genoa, Italy
Ludovica Primavera, University of Genoa, Italy
Chapter 13
Itchy Feet: A 3D E-Tourism Environment .......................................................................................... 209
Ingo Seidel, Matrixware Information Services GmbH, Austria
Markus Gärtner, Matrixware Information Services GmbH, Austria
Michael Pöttler, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Helmut Berger, Matrixware Information Services GmbH, Austria
Michael Dittenbach, Matrixware Information Services GmbH, Austria
Dieter Merkl, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Chapter 14
The Use of Photographs on Consumer Generated Content Websites:
Practical Implications for Destination Image Analysis ....................................................................... 243
Doris Schmallegger, James Cook University, Australia
Dean Carson, Charles Darwin University, Australia
Damien Jacobsen, Charles Darwin University, Australia
Section 4
Selected Further Reading
Chapter 15
Developing Visual Tourism Recommender Systems .......................................................................... 262
Mohan Ponnada, Victoria University, Australia
Roopa Jakkilinki, Victoria University, Australia
Nalin Sharda, Victoria University, Australia
Chapter 16
A Framework for Ontology-Based Tourism Application Generator ................................................... 276
Roopa Jakkilinki, Victoria University, Australia
Nalin Sharda, Victoria University, Australia
Compilation of References .............................................................................................................. 295
About the Contributors ................................................................................................................... 322
Index ................................................................................................................................................... 330


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