Preference based Filtering and Recommendations for Running Routes

Hassan Issa, Amir Guirguis, Shary Beshara, Stefan Agne, Andreas Dengel


With the current trend of fitness and health tracking and quantified self, hundreds of relevant apps and devices are being released to the consumer market. Remarkably, some platforms were created to collect running-route data from these different sources in order to provide a better value for users. Such data could be employed in finding running routes based on the user’s preferences rather than being limited to the proximity to the user’s location. In this work, a classification system for running routes is introduced considering performance factors, visual factors and the nature of route. A running-route content-based recommender system is built on top of this classification enabling learning user preferences from their performance history. The system was evaluated using data from active runners and attained a promising recommendation accuracy averaging 84% among all subject users.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Issa H., Guirguis A., Beshara S., Agne S. and Dengel A. (2016). Preference based Filtering and Recommendations for Running Routes . In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-758-186-1, pages 139-146. DOI: 10.5220/0005897801390146

in Bibtex Style

author={Hassan Issa and Amir Guirguis and Shary Beshara and Stefan Agne and Andreas Dengel},
title={Preference based Filtering and Recommendations for Running Routes},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,
TI - Preference based Filtering and Recommendations for Running Routes
SN - 978-989-758-186-1
AU - Issa H.
AU - Guirguis A.
AU - Beshara S.
AU - Agne S.
AU - Dengel A.
PY - 2016
SP - 139
EP - 146
DO - 10.5220/0005897801390146