QFami: An Integrated Environment for Recommending Answerers on Campus

Xiangyuan Hu, Shin’ichi Konomi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Citations (Scopus)


With the development of the Internet, people increasingly use search engines to obtain the answers for their questions and quench their thirst for knowledge. Although search engines often provide some information quickly, they can fail to provide what people really need. Despite the ubiquitous availability of search engines, people ask questions to other people to seek valuable local information and enrich social experiences. Existing social applications such as Stack Overflow [1] and other Community Question Answering systems allow people to exchange knowledge efficiently. However, they mainly consider the expertise to recommend answerers, which would not be sufficient for supporting Q&A activities in real-world environments. In this work, we propose QFami, a novel integrated Q&A environment for physically-based Q&A scenarios on campus, QFami incorporates the interest expertise, proximity, locations, and other contextual factors that can be inferred by using various sensors on mobile phones.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI International 2021 - Late Breaking Posters - 23rd HCI International Conference, HCII 2021, Proceedings
EditorsConstantine Stephanidis, Margherita Antona, Stavroula Ntoa
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783030901752
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event23rd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Jul 24 2021Jul 29 2021

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1498 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


Conference23rd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2021
CityVirtual, Online

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • General Mathematics


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