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Sustainable design of urban rooftop food-energy-land nexus

Rui Jing, Astley Hastings, Miao Guo
2020 iScience  
framework that integrates biogeochemical simulation and multi-objective energy system optimization.  ...  To identify the best rooftop utilization strategy considering multiple decision criteria and understand the impact of rooftop solution on the design of urban energy systems, we propose a whole system modeling  ...  To further enable the decision-makers to articulate their preference of multiple decision criteria and lead to optimal solution to address the trade-offs, we apply the Technique for Order Preference by  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.isci.2020.101743 pmid:33225248 pmcid:PMC7663218 fatcat:5i4klqmnnzhdjndt4caj5kyyxe

AI-Enabled Efficient and Safe Food Supply Chain

Ilianna Kollia, Jack Stevenson, Stefanos Kollias
2021 Electronics  
energy consumption across large networks of food retail refrigeration systems, through optimal selection of systems that can be shut-down and through prediction of the respective food de-freezing times  ...  In particular, these concern: (i) predicting plant growth and tomato yield in greenhouses, thus matching food production to market needs and reducing food waste or food unavailability; (ii) optimizing  ...  market demand forecast into greenhouse climate control during crop ripening process; using machine learning for dynamic multi-objective optimization of greenhouse climate control during crop ripening  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics10111223 fatcat:dx67p7xiajf4xflpyrrzcaubdy

GREENHOUSE ENGINEERING: NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND APPROACHES

J.I. Montero, E.J. van Henten, J.E. Son, N. Castilla
2011 Acta Horticulturae  
For all areas under consideration, attempts to design more efficient greenhouse systems are under way.  ...  All geographic areas share the need of having an optimised climate control based on the crop response to the greenhouse environment.  ...  In this approach, the climate control is considered as a multi objective task with, sometimes, conflicting objectives.  ... 
doi:10.17660/actahortic.2011.893.1 fatcat:pz2thg53pvbvzcw4scfov6bk5q

Smart Indoor Farms: Leveraging Technological Advancements to Power a Sustainable Agricultural Revolution

Anirban Jyoti Hati, Rajiv Ranjan Singh
2021 AgriEngineering  
Artificial lighting, smart nutrition management, and artificial climate control, to name a few, are some of the important requirements for smart indoor farms while considering control and service management  ...  A six-layer smart indoor farms architecture has also been proposed, which explains how data are collected using various sensors and devices and then transmitted onto the cloud infrastructure for further  ...  Ramesh, Dean Research and Innovation, Presidency University, Itgalpur Raankunte, Yelahanka, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560064, India for all kinds of logistics and technical support.  ... 
doi:10.3390/agriengineering3040047 fatcat:aiiydc3dovecrc6u43kupid3ti

Global optimization of climate control problems using evolutionary and stochastic algorithms [chapter]

Carmen G. Moles, Adam S. Lieber, Julio R. Banga, Klaus Keller
2003 Advances in Soft Computing  
As an illustrative example, we consider the optimal control problem of choosing the optimal greenhouse gas emissions abatement to avoid or delay abrupt and irreversible climate damages.  ...  Global optimization can be used as the main component for reliable decision support systems.  ...  Here, we consider the optimal control problem of choosing the optimal greenhouse gas emissions abatement to avoid or delay abrupt and irreversible climate damages.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-4471-3744-3_32 fatcat:4wvikhfvhze5rfvlaaibck4j4e

Responsive building envelope concepts in zero emission neighborhoods and smart cities - A roadmap to implementation

Ellika Taveres-Cachat, Steinar Grynning, Judith Thomsen, Stephen Selkowitz
2019 Building and Environment  
RBEs are useful to optimize the balance between several energy flows at single-and multi building scale, as well as to actively manage both on-site renewable-and purchased energy in addition to improving  ...  user experience and indoor comfort by providing an interactive interface with the outdoors.  ...  This paper is also supported by the SkinTech project funded by the Research Council of Norway under grant No. 255252 and the industrial partners in the project.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.12.045 fatcat:pzcsggxyzvfmlprqeybb7fbk3y

Robust Decision Making (RDM) [chapter]

R. J. Lempert
2019 Decision Making under Deep Uncertainty  
The quest for predictions-and a reliance on the analytical methods that require them-can prove counter-productive and sometimes dangerous in a fast-changing world. • Robust Decision Making (RDM) is a set  ...  identifying a robust mix of policy instruments-carbon taxes and technology subsidies-for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  ...  In particular, RDM often relies on Scenario Discovery and visualization, robust multi-objective optimization, integrated packages for EM, and high-performance computing.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-05252-2_2 fatcat:lnf5tlkxajdwtdyka5rppyqowe

Development of a novel framework for the design of transport policies to achieve environmental targets

Araz Taeihagh, René Bañares-Alcántara, Claire Millican
2009 Computers and Chemical Engineering  
The framework is being implemented as a prototype decision support system around a case study: the formulation and analysis of policies required to achieve CO 2 emission targets for the transport sector  ...  preferences and goals.  ...  Development of the design support system Objectives of the proposed decision support system The research objective is to develop a working prototype of a decision support system (DSS) to facilitate and  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.compchemeng.2009.01.010 fatcat:525bcddyhnczblkh6myuknxtxq

Balancing User Comfort and Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings through Social Interaction by ICT Systems

Alessandro Franco
2020 Systems  
The ICT system, taking information from the occupants in a concerted way, can be an important instrument to collect data, coming both from physical sensors and from people to develop a multi-objective  ...  control strategy for the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Cooling (HVAC) systems in order to obtain energy savings whilst balancing user comfort and healthy conditions.  ...  Acknowledgments: The author would like to acknowledge the University of Pisa, for the financial support given for the publication and Michele Rocca, at the University of Pisa, for the ideas expressed in  ... 
doi:10.3390/systems8030029 fatcat:vrmhyohtqnbmvcvkndbxs5ki3i

New approach for a stable multi-criteria ridesharing system [article]

Sawsen Ben Nasr
2019 arXiv   pre-print
In this respect, we introduce in this dissertation an effective ridesharing system, called the Stable Multi-Criteria Rideshare Matching (SMRM) system, that (i) considers users' personal preferences when  ...  Its main thrust resides in sharing transport expenses, meeting different people and making traveling more enjoyable.  ...  In order to build a multi-criteria evaluation model, we rely on Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) method which is considered one of the most important branches of operational research and decision  ... 
arXiv:1901.02510v2 fatcat:7g6ks3zjuvbfjkasmgegkdlcji

Multidimensional Aspects of Sustainable Biofuel Feedstock Production

Anna Raschke, J. Sebastian Hernandez-Suarez, A. Pouyan Nejadhashemi, Kalyanmoy Deb
2021 Sustainability  
Various multi-criteria decision-making techniques are then applied to the resulting Pareto front to select a set of most-preferred trade-off solutions, which are compared to optimal solutions from each  ...  of feedstocks, thereby making the proposed multi-objective treatment an important and pragmatic strategy.  ...  However, any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13031424 fatcat:q6nitjfttjbnvfthn4k4e2wvjm

Visible Light-Assisted Soft-Chemistry Route to Silver Nanomaterials at Room Temperature

Yi Wu, Xin Liu, Zi Huang, Xiang Fei He, Xi Yang, Qing Li
2019 Key Engineering Materials  
AgNPs were characterized with powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The result showed that the nanoparticles are spherical and cube.  ...  The effect of temperature on the morphology and properties of silver nanoparticles was investigated.  ...  In this study, we develop a web-based decision support system that provides users with the tools to solve multi-objective integer and mixed integer programming problems.  ... 
doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/kem.807.165 fatcat:xara5sxzf5fsvbib2dy6vrl7j4

Identifying prosumer's energy sharing behaviours for forming optimal prosumer-communities

A. J. Dinusha Rathnayaka, Vidyasagar M. Potdar, Omar Hussain, Tharam Dillon
2011 2011 International Conference on Cloud and Service Computing  
The second contribution of this article is that, this comprehensively analyzes the different parameters influencing the prosumer's energy sharing behaviours and thus presents multi-agent architecture for  ...  Smart Grid (SG) achieves bidirectional energy and information flow between the energy user and the utility grid, allowing energy users not only to consume energy, but also to generate the energy and share  ...  the required number of clusters and or go for the optimal number of clusters selected by the algorithm.  ... 
doi:10.1109/csc.2011.6138520 dblp:conf/IEEEcsc/RathnayakaPHD11 fatcat:anj2grsphne4nfrtiejapff3ea

Multi-objective optimization as a tool to identify possibilities for future agricultural landscapes

Lindsay C. Todman, Kevin Coleman, Alice E. Milne, Juliana D.B. Gil, Pytrik Reidsma, Marie-Hélène Schwoob, Sébastien Treyer, Andrew P. Whitmore
2019 Science of the Total Environment  
To make informed decisions the trade-offs between different landscape functions must be considered.  ...  Here, we use a multi-objective optimization algorithm with a model of crop production that also simulates environmental effects such as nitrous oxide emissions to identify trade-off frontiers and associated  ...  Multi-objective algorithms are appealing because they can make use of the current understanding of systems that is embedded in models.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.06.070 pmid:31212161 pmcid:PMC6692559 fatcat:wzwr4ubbs5a6nl5xlgi7h3bjry

Wireless Sensor Network Optimization: Multi-Objective Paradigm

Muhammad Iqbal, Muhammad Naeem, Alagan Anpalagan, Ashfaq Ahmed, Muhammad Azam
2015 Sensors  
Optimization problems relating to wireless sensor network planning, design, deployment and operation often give rise to multi-objective optimization formulations where multiple desirable objectives compete  ...  with each other and the decision maker has to select one of the tradeoff solutions.  ...  Clustering Multi-objective optimization based clustering schemes are being preferred over the single objective optimization based clustering techniques.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s150717572 pmid:26205271 pmcid:PMC4541950 fatcat:37tvsaxxc5fbndxv6vhcyivlvi
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