Mobile social networks are rapidly becoming an important new domain showcasing the power of mobile computing systems. These networks combine mobile location information with social networking data to enable fully context-aware environments. This paper describes SocialDining, a system that fuses mobile and social data to power novel context-aware recommendation services that provide recommendations to small groups of users who want to meet together for food or drink at local restaurants. We report our analysis on the data collected from 31 users for the SocialDining application over the course of 15 weeks.
Gartrell, Mike; Alanezi, Khaled; Tian, Lei; Han, Richard; Lv, Qin; and Mishra, Shivakant, "SocialDining: Design and Analysis of a Group Recommendation Application in a Mobile Context" (2014). Computer Science Technical Reports. 1034.