Connected Traveller, Social Web and Energy Efficiency in Mobility

  • Mikhail Simonov
  • Gary Bridgeman
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 37)


Individual travelling is the most energy consuming day-by-day activity. Since fuel use is a type of consumer behaviour reflecting the interests to maximize some objective function, the human being activities seen in energy terms might be used to create the social aggregations or groups. Energy minimization in mobility conflicts with the objective function being maximized, however the virtual social networking by service-oriented architectures might improve the ecologic latter optimising the overall resources used by the community. Authors propose a method to build real life communities of connected travellers with the context awareness permitting to achieve some cooperative behaviour among the above-said virtual community networked.


connected traveller social network user modelling energy efficiency in mobility time reasoning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikhail Simonov
    • 1
  • Gary Bridgeman
    • 2
  1. 1.ISMBTurinItaly
  2. 2.ERTICOBruxellesBelgium

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