Come along: Understanding and motivating participation to social leisure activities

Beatrice Valeri, Marcos Baez, Fabio Casati

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Abstract

In this paper we study the factors that affect people's decision in participating in leisure activities in the social and cultural environment. To this end, we collected the ratings of local people from three different cities around the world on standard leisure activities, and looked at the personal, social and contextual features shaping their preferences. We then used this dataset to evaluate how these features can be exploited to recommend places people would actually like. Our initial results suggest that friends are a good source for recommending places, with higher precision and recall than considering only popular places; but these can be improved reducing the scope to similar friends in the context of the particular activity. We have also found that people preferences are sensitive to the companion (e.g., partner, friends, tourists) for which they look for different features. The results also suggest that similarities in the preferences of people can be extended to other activities, which points to the potential of profiling users based on lifestyle. We finally present the design and prototype of a system, namely ComeAlong, which aims at helping people discover, find and participate to social and leisure activities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing, CGC 2013 and 2013 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Social Computing and Its Applications, SCA 2013
Pages211-218
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd IEEE International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing, CGC 2013, Held Jointly with the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Social Computing and Its Applications, SCA 2013 - Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: 30 Sep 20132 Oct 2013

Conference

Conference3rd IEEE International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing, CGC 2013, Held Jointly with the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Social Computing and Its Applications, SCA 2013
CountryGermany
CityKarlsruhe
Period30.9.132.10.13

Keywords

  • Collaborative filtering
  • Intention sharing
  • Social persuasion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

Cite this

Valeri, B., Baez, M., & Casati, F. (2013). Come along: Understanding and motivating participation to social leisure activities. In Proceedings - 2013 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing, CGC 2013 and 2013 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Social Computing and Its Applications, SCA 2013 (pp. 211-218). [6686033] https://doi.org/10.1109/CGC.2013.41