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Book chapter

Role of Mobile OS and LBS Platform in Design of e-Tourism Smart Services

P. 172-177.
Заславский М. М., Sergey B., Balandina E., Koucheryavy Y.

 The paper discusses opportunities and challenges
in development of the current ecosystem of digital services.
Special attention is paid to analysis of the role of Location Based
Services (LBS) platforms for service ecosystems in the Internet of
Things (IoT) era. We study architectures of LBS-enabled smart
systems and analyze factors that could enable faster adoption of
new service paradigms by the industry. The paper discusses
potential roles of the IoT infrastructure for addressing this
problem. One of the supporting questions is the role of mobile
operational systems in development of a future ecosystem of the
services, which we study by reviewing two approaches
implemented in two open source mobile operational systems:
Sailfish OS and Tizen OS. One of the starting observations was
that the “cold start” problem is one of the top factors that block
services from successful development. The problem refers to the
case when a new service lacks relevant content. We propose to
address this problem by providing developers with a toolkit for
accessing relevant content available in various open databases.
Development of a method for efficient data importing from open
databases and content management is one of the practical results
of this study. We implemented the proposed method as an
extension to the open source LBS platform Geo2Tag. Now, it is
available for free use and illustrates really good performance.
Results of our study were tested on the most typical use cases of
services for tourists and hospitality industry. The practical
results of projects are available for use by business and helped us
formulate priorities for further research.

In book

Balandin S., Ruta M., Miraoui M. International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA), 2016.