IDianNao: Recommending volunteer Opportunities to Older Adults

Wen Chieh Fang, Pei Ching Yang, Meng Che Hsieh, Jung Hsien Chiang

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Abstract

Older volunteers can provide valuable, needed services for communities and organizations. However, older people who wish to help often have difficulty finding the right volunteer opportunities. In this paper, we present an online system that exploits recommender system techniques to provide volunteer opportunities for older people. We rank the opportunities according to a weight sum of four scores, which are neighbor score, click score, time score, and area score. For each opportunity, we first select the neighborhood of the user by considering preference similarity for the opportunity and the organization as well as the social interactions involved. We then compute the neighbor score as the ratio of neighbors choosing the target opportunity to all neighbors. The click score is calculated as the rate that an user clicks on the interested opportunity pages. The time and area scores indicate the availability of time and the ability to travel, respectively. For the particular volunteer opportunity recommendations, we further consider the coverage issue by adding a deadline factor when computing the opportunity score. At the end of the paper, we report the system implementation and provide a summary.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCurrent Approaches in Applied Artificial Intelligence - 28th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, IEA/AIE 2015, Proceedings
EditorsChang-Hwan Lee, Yongdai Kim, Young Sig Kwon, Juntae Kim, Moonis Ali
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages683-691
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319190655
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Event28th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, IEA/AIE 2015 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2015 Jun 102015 Jun 12

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9101
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other28th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, IEA/AIE 2015
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period15-06-1015-06-12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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