Comealong: Empowering experience-sharing through social networks

Beatrice Valeri, Marcos Baez, Fabio Casati

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Abstract

In this paper we present a social platform that empowers real-life social experiences by using the crowd to help people discover interesting events around a particular location and make the best of the actual experience. We demonstrate how current systems cover only partially the social and individual motivations on deciding and teaming up for events, and propose i) a system of implicit and explicit incentives that rewards intention and experience sharing within circles based on friendship or interests and ii) a discovery algorithm that combines the importance of coming along with friends with the personal interests to recommend events. The resulting platform has been applied to generic events as well as domain-specific ones such as shows in movie theaters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollaborateCom 2012 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Collaborative Computing
Subtitle of host publicationNetworking, Applications and Worksharing
Pages175-180
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event8th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing, CollaborateCom 2012 - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: 14 Oct 201217 Oct 2012

Conference

Conference8th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing, CollaborateCom 2012
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period14.10.1217.10.12

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Keywords

  • Experience sharing
  • recommender systems
  • social networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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Valeri, B., Baez, M., & Casati, F. (2012). Comealong: Empowering experience-sharing through social networks. In CollaborateCom 2012 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing (pp. 175-180). [6450905] https://doi.org/10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2012.250638