Itour: using ambient intelligence to support tourism

S. Alizadeh, M. Kanis, Mettina Veenstra

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Technology is becoming omnipresent in public spaces: from CCTV cameras to smart phones, and from large public displays to RFID enabled travel cards. Although such technology comes with great potential, it also comes with apparent (privacy) threats and acceptance issues. Our research focuses on realizing technologyenhanced public spaces in a way that is acceptable and useful for the public. This paper gives a brief overview of the research that is aimed to unlock the positive potential of public spaces. This paper’s main focus is on the acceptance of sensor technology in the realm of tourism. The ITour project which investigates the potential and acceptance of using (sensor) technology and ambient media to collect, uncover and interpret data regarding tourists’ movements, behavior and experiences in the city of Amsterdam is particularly discussed as an example.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Measuring Behavior 2012
Subtitle of host publication8th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research : Utrecht, The Netherlands, August 28-31, 2012
EditorsAndrew Spink, Fabrizio Grieco, Olga Krips, Leanne Loijens, Lucas Noldus, Patrick Zimmerman
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherNoldus Information Technology
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9789074821872
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventMeasuring Behavior 2012: 8th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 28 Aug 201231 Aug 2012


ConferenceMeasuring Behavior 2012


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