Exploring temporal effects for location recommendation on location-based social networks Conference Paper uri icon


  • Location-based social networks (LBSNs) have attracted an inordinate number of users and greatly enriched the urban experience in recent years. The availability of spatial, temporal and social information in online LBSNs offers an unprecedented opportunity to study various aspects of human behavior, and enable a variety of location-based services such as location recommendation. Previous work studied spatial and social influences on location recommendation in LBSNs. Due to the strong correlations between a user's check-in time and the corresponding check-in location, recommender systems designed for location recommendation inevitably need to consider temporal effects. In this paper, we introduce a novel location recommendation framework, based on the temporal properties of user movement observed from a real-world LBSN dataset. The experimental results exhibit the significance of temporal patterns in explaining user behavior, and demonstrate their power to improve location recommendation performance. © 2013 ACM.

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Gao, H., Tang, J., Hu, X., & Liu, H.

citation count

  • 315

publication date

  • October 2013


  • ACM  Publisher