Context-Aware Parking Systems in Urban Areas: A Survey and Early Experiments

  • Hafiz Mahfooz Ul HaqueEmail author
  • Haidar Zulfiqar
  • Sajid Ullah Khan
  • Muneeb Ul Haque
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 266)


Parking spaces have been considered as vital resources in urban areas. Finding parking spaces in jam-packed areas are often challenging, stressful and uncertain for the drivers that cause traffic congestion with a consequent of wastage of time, fuel and increase of pollution. These problems can be addressed using smart parking systems if drivers reserve parking slots in advance. With the proliferation of smart devices in a pervasive computing environment, real-time monitoring of the traffic situation and parking areas is often trivial using context-awareness. Context-awareness has the capability to occupy parking slots dynamically at any time and in any place. However, it is often challenging in busy parking areas because vehicles occupy and leave parking slots very frequently. This paper presents a brief survey on context-aware smart parking systems theoretically as well as practically. We propose a context-aware parking application to assist drivers in finding parking slots dynamically while moving and/or arriving at the destination.


Context-aware Smart parking Distributed reasoning Sensor Embedded system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hafiz Mahfooz Ul Haque
    • 1
    Email author
  • Haidar Zulfiqar
    • 2
  • Sajid Ullah Khan
    • 2
  • Muneeb Ul Haque
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Software EngineeringThe University of LahoreLahorePakistan
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceThe University of LahoreLahorePakistan
  3. 3.SBEUniversity of Management and TechnologyLahorePakistan

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