Towards multi-objective optimization of sustainable insect production chains

Nisrine Mouhrim, Sergiy Smetana, Anita Bhatia, Alexander Mathys, Ashley Green, Daniela Peguero, Alberto Tonda
2022 Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion  
Due to the relatively recent history of industrial insect farming, there are still no extensive studies on the optimization of insect production chains. In this context, the present work aims to be a first step in filling this gap. A tentative set of mathematical models is proposed to take into account three different, conflicting objectives: maximizing economic viability, minimizing environmental impacts, and maximizing societal benefits. The state-of-the-art multi-objective algorithm NSGA-II
more » ... s used to obtain an approximate Pareto fronts of solutions, that are later analyzed to identify suitable trade-offs. While preliminary, the results are encouraging enough for the computer-assisted design and development of sustainable insect production chains. Future works will take into account more extensive models, able to simulate scenarios in different European countries, and include parts of the chain such as transportation of goods to and from the production facilities. CCS CONCEPTS • Information systems → Recommender systems; • Mathematics of computing → Mathematical optimization; • Applied computing → Industry and manufacturing.
doi:10.1145/3520304.3528898 fatcat:viroznrm5bggzna76tpv7yy5gq