Developing fuzzy cognitive maps for modeling regional waste management systems

A. Buruzs, R. C. Pozna, L. T. Kóczy

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Abstract

Sustainable waste management systems necessarily include environmental, economic, social, institutional, legal and technical aspects. As a result of the incompleteness and multiple uncertainties occurring in sustainable waste management systems, we propose the use of fuzzy cognitive maps (FCM) to support the planning and decision making process. It is obvious that uncertainties involved with waste management represent vagueness rather than probability. Fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic are suitable to construct a formal description and a mathematically manageable model of systems and processes with such uncertainties. In the research described in this paper the FCM model of the Gyor RWMS is established and implemented in such a structure that its parameters and weights were flexibly variable. By observation of the model and its time dependent behaviour we determined under what conditions the long-term sustainability of a regional waste management system could be ensured. In this paper, the interpretation of the results obtained by the FCM model for the actual waste management system are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Conference on Soft Computing Technology in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, CSC 2009
PublisherCivil-Comp Press
Volume92
ISBN (Print)9781905088331
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2009
Event1st International Conference on Soft Computing Technology in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, CSC 2009 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Duration: Sep 1 2009Sep 4 2009

Other

Other1st International Conference on Soft Computing Technology in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, CSC 2009
CountryPortugal
CityFunchal, Madeira
Period9/1/099/4/09

Keywords

  • Fuzzy cognitive map
  • Integrated waste management system on regional level
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Buruzs, A., Pozna, R. C., & Kóczy, L. T. (2009). Developing fuzzy cognitive maps for modeling regional waste management systems. In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Soft Computing Technology in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, CSC 2009 (Vol. 92). Civil-Comp Press.