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dc.contributor.authorKamilaris, A.
dc.contributor.authorEngelbrecht, A.
dc.contributor.authorPitsillides, A.
dc.contributor.authorPrenafeta-Boldú, Francesc X.
dc.contributor.otherProducció Animalca
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-22T13:19:38Z
dc.date.available2020-10-22T13:19:38Z
dc.date.issued2020-08-03
dc.identifier.citationKamilaris, A., A. Engelbrecht, A. Pitsillides, and Francesc X. Prenafeta-Bold. 2020. "Transfer of manure from livestock farms to crop fields as fertilizer using an ant inspired approach". ISPRS Annals Of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing And Spatial Information Sciences V-4-2020: 139-146. doi:10.5194/isprs-annals-v-4-2020-139-2020.ca
dc.identifier.issn2194-9042ca
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12327/943
dc.description.abstractIntensive livestock production might have a negative environmental impact, by producing large amounts of animal excrements, which, if not properly managed, can contaminate nearby water bodies with nutrient excess. However, if animal manure is exported to distant crop fields, to be used as organic fertilizer, pollution can be mitigated. It is a single-objective optimization problem, in regards to finding the best solution for the logistics process of satisfying nutrient crops needs by means of livestock manure. This paper proposes a dynamic approach to solve the problem, based on a decentralized nature-inspired cooperative technique, inspired by the foraging behavior of ants (AIA). Results provide important insights for policy-makers over the potential of using animal manure as fertilizer for crop fields, while AIA solves the problem effectively, in a fair way to the farmers and well balanced in terms of average transportation distances that need to be covered by each livestock farmer. Our work constitutes the first application of a decentralized AIA to this interesting real-world problem, in a domain where swarm intelligence methods are still under-exploited.ca
dc.format.extent8ca
dc.language.isoengca
dc.publisherCopernicus Publicationsca
dc.relation.ispartofISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciencesca
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 Internationalca
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.titleTransfer of manure from livestock farms to crop fields as fertilizer using an ant inspired approachca
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleca
dc.description.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionca
dc.rights.accessLevelinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.embargo.termscapca
dc.relation.projectIDEC/H2020/739578/EU/Research Center on Interactive Media, Smart System and Emerging Technologies/RISEca
dc.subject.udc636ca
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-V-4-2020-139-2020ca
dc.contributor.groupGestió Integral de Residus Orgànicsca


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