IIAE CONFERENCE SYSTEM, The 5th IIAE International Conference on Industrial Application Engineering 2017 (ICIAE2017)

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Efficient and Effective Solid Waste Management in IoT-enabled Smart Cities
Kristian Alex Dame, Chi-Yuan Ha, Che-Wei Chang

Last modified: 2017-03-21


The concept of smart cities has been proposed to address critical problems in modern cities to improve the quality of social environment, economic environment, socio-cultural environment, medical/health systems, education, public services and transportation. One of the critical issues is to keep a city clean and tidy, and this work proposes an efficient and effective solid waste management system by the support of IoT infrastructure. With sensors in trash cans, the remaining capacity of each trash can be real-time monitored. The scheduling and routing algorithms are then developed to schedule the time points for sending out garbage trucks and to plan the route for each truck while the total cost of the solid waste management system is minimized. To evaluate our algorithms, a real case study was conducted with Manado City in Indonesia to prove the quality and practicability of our solid waste management system.


Smart Cities; IoT; Solid Waste Management

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