Serendipity-based Points-of-Interest Navigation

Xiaoyu Ge, Panos K. Chrysanthis, Konstantinos Pelechrinis, Demetrios Zeinalipour-Yazti, Mohamed A. Sharaf

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Traditional venue and tour recommendation systems do not necessarily provide a diverse set of recommendations and leave little room for serendipity. In this article, we design MPG, a Mobile Personal Guide that recommends: (i) a set of diverse yet surprisingly interesting venues that are aligned to user preferences and (ii) a set of routes, constructed from the recommended venues. We also introduce EPUI, an Experimental Platform for Urban Informatics. Our comparison with the state-of-the-art schemes indicates that MPG is capable of providing high-quality venues and route recommendations while incorporating seamlessly both the notion of diversity and that of serendipity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number33
JournalACM Transactions on Internet Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020


  • POIs recommendation
  • diversity
  • relevance
  • serendipity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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