Decision support for optimizing waste management

Olga Rybnytska, Frada Burstein, Andrei V. Rybin, Arkady Zaslavsky

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    During the last few decades, research into sustainability aspects of ICT grew rapidly for most organisational and business processes. Evolution towards the development of infrastructure for Smart Cities, Green ICT with application of decision support systems (DSSs) created opportunities for solving complex problems, for example, sensor-enabled smart waste management. This paper focuses on supporting decisions for sustainable garbage collection route planning and optimisation. The objective is to create a practical solution for reducing CO2 emissions and reduce negative impact on the environment as a result. From the design science perspective, a DSS is proposed, researched and developed to increase the effectiveness of municipal waste management. The paper also evaluates this approach against the Green IS framework.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)68-78
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of Decision Systems
    Issue numberS1
    Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2018


    • decision support system
    • Pervasive computing
    • smart waste management
    • sustainability

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