A Multi-agent Environment Acting as a Personal Tourist Guide

  • Asya Stoyanova-Doycheva
  • Todorka Glushkova
  • Vanya Ivanova
  • Lyubka DoukovskaEmail author
  • Stanimir Stoyanov
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 862)


Despite Bulgaria’s unique geographical location and its possession of one of the oldest cultures in Europe and the world, our cultural heritage is relatively unknown outside the country. At present, modern information and communication technologies are not used in their full potential for its promotion and advertising. This article presents an intelligent tourist guide which can support tourists during their visits to cultural and historical sites. Furthermore, the guide takes into account various factors, such as the tourists’ preferences, location, time available, and the presence and location of cultural and historical objects in the area, in order to propose virtual or real cultural and historical routes. Tourists can choose one of the two available options to implement a route—a virtual tour or a real walk. A typical scenario demonstrates the usage of the tourist guide.


Tourist guide Intelligent agents Ontologies Ambient-oriented modeling IoT applications 



The authors wish to acknowledge the partial support of the National Program “Young Scientists and Postdoctoral Students” of the Ministry of Education and Science in Bulgaria, 2018–2019 and of the MES by the Grant No. D01-221/03.12.2018 for NCDSC—part of the Bulgarian National Roadmap on RIs.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Asya Stoyanova-Doycheva
    • 1
  • Todorka Glushkova
    • 1
  • Vanya Ivanova
    • 1
  • Lyubka Doukovska
    • 2
    Email author
  • Stanimir Stoyanov
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Paisii Hilendarski UniversityPlovdivBulgaria
  2. 2.Institute of Information and Communication TechnologiesBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

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