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RFID Technology in Intelligent Tracking Systems in Construction Waste Logistics Using Optimisation Techniques

ZHANG, Lizong and ATKINS, Anthony and YU, Hongnian (2010) RFID Technology in Intelligent Tracking Systems in Construction Waste Logistics Using Optimisation Techniques. 4th SKIMA (International Conference of Software, Knowledge and Information on Management Applications. pp. 84-89. ISSN 978‐974-672‐556‐9

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Construction waste disposal is an urgent issue
for protecting our environment. This paper proposes a
waste management system and illustrates the work
process using plasterboard waste as an example, which
creates a hazardous gas when land filled with household
waste, and for which the recycling rate is less than 10%
in the UK. The proposed system integrates RFID
technology, Rule-Based Reasoning, Ant Colony
optimization and knowledge technology for auditing
and tracking plasterboard waste, guiding the operation
staff, arranging vehicles, schedule planning, and also
provides evidence to verify its disposal. It h relies on
RFID equipment for collecting logistical data and uses
digital imaging equipment to give further evidence; the
reasoning core in the third layer is responsible for
generating schedules and route plans and guidance, and
the last layer delivers the result to inform users. The
paper firstly introduces the current plasterboard
disposal situation and addresses the logistical problem
that is now the main barrier to a higher recycling rate,
followed by discussion of the proposed system in terms
of both system level structure and process structure.
And finally, an example scenario will be given to
illustrate the system’s utilization.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G500 Information Systems
Faculty: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Sciences > Computing
Depositing User: Anthony ATKINS
Date Deposited: 20 May 2013 19:47
Last Modified: 20 May 2013 19:47
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/1162

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