Context-Aware Systems and Applications, and Nature of Computation and Communication. 7th EAI International Conference, ICCASA 2018, and 4th EAI International Conference, ICTCC 2018, Viet Tri City, Vietnam, November 22–23, 2018, Proceedings

Research Article

Context-Aware Parking Systems in Urban Areas: A Survey and Early Experiments

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-06152-4_3,
        author={Hafiz Ul Haque and Haidar Zulfiqar and Sajid Khan and Muneeb Ul Haque},
        title={Context-Aware Parking Systems in Urban Areas: A Survey and Early Experiments},
        proceedings={Context-Aware Systems and Applications, and Nature of Computation and Communication. 7th EAI International Conference, ICCASA 2018, and 4th EAI International Conference, ICTCC 2018, Viet Tri City, Vietnam, November 22--23, 2018, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={ICCASA \& ICTCC},
        year={2019},
        month={1},
        keywords={Context-aware Smart parking Distributed reasoning Sensor Embedded system},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-06152-4_3}
    }
    
  • Hafiz Ul Haque
    Haidar Zulfiqar
    Sajid Khan
    Muneeb Ul Haque
    Year: 2019
    Context-Aware Parking Systems in Urban Areas: A Survey and Early Experiments
    ICCASA & ICTCC
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-06152-4_3
Hafiz Ul Haque1,*, Haidar Zulfiqar1,*, Sajid Khan1,*, Muneeb Ul Haque2,*
  • 1: The University of Lahore
  • 2: University of Management and Technology
*Contact email: mahfoozul.haque@se.uol.edu.pk, haidarmalik@live.com, sajid.ullah@cs.uol.edu.pk, hhmuneeb@gmail.com

Abstract

Parking spaces have been considered as vital resources in urban areas. Finding parking spaces in jam-packed areas are often challenging, stressful and uncertain for the drivers that cause traffic congestion with a consequent of wastage of time, fuel and increase of pollution. These problems can be addressed using smart parking systems if drivers reserve parking slots in advance. With the proliferation of smart devices in a pervasive computing environment, real-time monitoring of the traffic situation and parking areas is often trivial using context-awareness. Context-awareness has the capability to occupy parking slots dynamically at any time and in any place. However, it is often challenging in busy parking areas because vehicles occupy and leave parking slots very frequently. This paper presents a brief survey on context-aware smart parking systems theoretically as well as practically. We propose a context-aware parking application to assist drivers in finding parking slots dynamically while moving and/or arriving at the destination.