Opening new dimensions for e-Tourism

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dc.contributor.author Berger, Helmut en_US
dc.contributor.author Dittenbach, Michael en_US
dc.contributor.author Merkl, Dieter en_US
dc.contributor.author Bogdanovych, Anton en_US
dc.contributor.author Simoff, Simeon en_US
dc.contributor.author Sierra, Carles en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T03:52:31Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-21T03:52:31Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2006005145 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Berger Helmut et al. 2007, 'Opening new dimensions for e-Tourism', Spring-Verlag, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 75-87. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1359-4338 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/5750
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. en_US
dc.publisher Spring-Verlag en_US
dc.title Opening new dimensions for e-Tourism en_US
dc.parent Virtual Reality: research, development and applications en_US
dc.journal.volume 11 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation London, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 75 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 87 en_US
dc.cauo.name FEIT.School of Systems, Management and Leadership en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 080100 en_US
dc.personcode 0000022744 en_US
dc.personcode 0000028591 en_US
dc.personcode 0000028592 en_US
dc.personcode 996922 en_US
dc.personcode 000716 en_US
dc.personcode 0000020548 en_US
dc.percentage 34 en_US
dc.classification.name Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords Design, Management en_US


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