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Providing Interchangeable Open Data to Accelerate Development of Sustainable Regional Mobile Tourist Guides

by Laurens De Vocht, Ruben Verborgh, Erik Mannens, Rik Van de Walle, Wouter Van den Bosch, Raf Buyle, and Bruno Koninckx

Travelers expect access to tourism information at anytime, anywhere, with any media. Mobile tourism guides, accessible via the Web, provide an omnipresent approach to this. Thereby it is expensive and not trivial to (re)model, translate and transform data over and over. This inhibits many players, including governments, in developing such applications. We report on our experience in running a project on mobile tourism in Flanders, Belgium where we develop a methodology and reusable formalization for the data disclosure. We apply open data standards to achieve a reusable and interoperable datahub for mobile tourism. We organized working groups resulting in a re-usable formal specification and serialization of the domain model that is immediately usable for building mobile tourism applications. This increased the awareness and lead to semantic convergence which is forming a regional foundation to develop sustainable mobile guides for tourism.

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Published in 2016 in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance.

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@inproceedings{devocht_icegov_2016,
  author = {De Vocht, Laurens and Verborgh, Ruben and Mannens, Erik and Van de Walle, Rik and Van den Bosch, Wouter and Buyle, Raf and Koninckx, Bruno},
  title = {Providing Interchangeable Open Data to Accelerate Development of Sustainable Regional Mobile Tourist Guides},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance},
  editor = {Bertot, John and Estevez, Elsa and Mellouli, Sehl},
  year = 2016,
  month = mar,
  publisher = {ACM},
  pages = {195--198},
  isbn = {978-1-4503-3640-6},
  doi = {10.1145/2910019.2910030},
  url = {https://dl.acm.org/authorize?N20622},
}

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L. De Vocht, R. Verborgh, E. Mannens, R. Van de Walle, W. Van den Bosch, R. Buyle, and B. Koninckx, “Providing Interchangeable Open Data to Accelerate Development of Sustainable Regional Mobile Tourist Guides,” in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, 2016, pp. 195–198.
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Laurens De Vocht et al. 2016. Providing Interchangeable Open Data to Accelerate Development of Sustainable Regional Mobile Tourist Guides. In John Bertot, Elsa Estevez, & Sehl Mellouli, eds. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance. ACM, 195–198.
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De Vocht, L., Verborgh, R., Mannens, E., Van de Walle, R., Van den Bosch, W., Buyle, R., Koninckx, B.: Providing Interchangeable Open Data to Accelerate Development of Sustainable Regional Mobile Tourist Guides. In: Bertot, J., Estevez, E., and Mellouli, S. (eds.) Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance. pp. 195–198. ACM (2016).
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De Vocht, L., Verborgh, R., Mannens, E., Van de Walle, R., Van den Bosch, W., Buyle, R., & Koninckx, B. (2016). Providing Interchangeable Open Data to Accelerate Development of Sustainable Regional Mobile Tourist Guides. In J. Bertot, E. Estevez, & S. Mellouli (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (pp. 195–198). ACM.
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De Vocht, Laurens et al. “Providing Interchangeable Open Data to Accelerate Development of Sustainable Regional Mobile Tourist Guides.” Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance. Ed. John Bertot, Elsa Estevez, and Sehl Mellouli. ACM, 2016. 195–198. Print.

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