Smart Space-based Ridesharing Service in e-Tourism Application for Karelia Region Accessibility - Ontology-based Approach and Implementation

Alexander Smirnov, Nikolay Shilov, Alexey Kashevnik, Nikolay Teslya, Santa Laizane

Abstract

The paper describes a ridesharing service proposed for improving tourism accessibility in Russian Karelia region. The ridesharing service has been developed using Smart-M3 information sharing platform as a smart space infrastructure, which increases the service scalability, stability and speed, as well as reduces the network load. The presented service is the first implementation of ridesharing concept based on the Smart-M3 platform. The paper describes technical studies carried out to develop the prototype of ridesharing service as well as empirical studies. An effective matching algorithm, which finds correspondences between driver paths and tourist start and end points, and two heuristics significantly reducing path matching time, have been presented. Besides, data analysis of online questionnaire developed to better cognize whether prospective customers will accept ridesharing services as an alternate mode of transportation is discussed.

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Smirnov A., Shilov N., Kashevnik A., Teslya N. and Laizane S. (2013). Smart Space-based Ridesharing Service in e-Tourism Application for Karelia Region Accessibility - Ontology-based Approach and Implementation . In Proceedings of the 8th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT-PT, (ICSOFT 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-68-6, pages 591-598. DOI: 10.5220/0004419005910598


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@conference{icsoft-pt13,
author={Alexander Smirnov and Nikolay Shilov and Alexey Kashevnik and Nikolay Teslya and Santa Laizane},
title={Smart Space-based Ridesharing Service in e-Tourism Application for Karelia Region Accessibility - Ontology-based Approach and Implementation},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT-PT, (ICSOFT 2013)},
year={2013},
pages={591-598},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004419005910598},
isbn={978-989-8565-68-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT-PT, (ICSOFT 2013)
TI - Smart Space-based Ridesharing Service in e-Tourism Application for Karelia Region Accessibility - Ontology-based Approach and Implementation
SN - 978-989-8565-68-6
AU - Smirnov A.
AU - Shilov N.
AU - Kashevnik A.
AU - Teslya N.
AU - Laizane S.
PY - 2013
SP - 591
EP - 598
DO - 10.5220/0004419005910598