Opening new dimensions for e-Tourism

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Show simple item record Berger, H Dittenbach, M Merkl, D Bogdanovych, A Simoff, SJ Sierra, C 2009-12-21T03:52:31Z 2007-01
dc.identifier.citation Virtual Reality: research, development and applications, 2007, 11 (2), pp. 75 - 87
dc.identifier.issn 1359-4338
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract In this paper we describe an e-Tourism environment that takes a community-driven approach to foster a lively society of travelers who exchange travel experiences, recommend tourism destinations or just listen to catch some interesting gossip. Moreover, business transactions such as booking a trip or getting assistance from travel advisors or community members are constituent parts of this environment. All these happen in an integrated, game-like e-Business application where each e-Tourist is impersonated as an avatar. More precisely, we apply 3D Electronic Institutions, a framework developed and employed in the area of multi-agent systems, to the tourism domain. The system interface is realized by means of a 3D game engine that provides sophisticated 3D visualization and enables humans to interact with the environment. We present itchy feet, a prototype implementing this 3D e-Tourism environment to showcase first visual impressions. This new environment is a perfect research playground for examining heterogeneous societies comprising humans and software agents, and their relationship in e-Tourism.
dc.publisher Spring-Verlag
dc.title Opening new dimensions for e-Tourism
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Virtual Reality: research, development and applications
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 11
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation London, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 75 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 87 en_US FEIT.School of Systems, Management and Leadership en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1702 Cognitive Sciences
dc.for 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
dc.for 0909 Geomatic Engineering
dc.personcode 000716
dc.personcode 996922
dc.percentage 34 en_US Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.location.activity Szklarska, POLAND
dc.description.keywords Design, Management en_US
dc.description.keywords Science & Technology
dc.description.keywords Physical Sciences
dc.description.keywords Optics
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dc.description.keywords magnetism
dc.description.keywords low temperature growth
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dc.description.keywords Design, Management
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology/School of Software
utslib.copyright.status Open Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
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