Modeling a waste disposal process via a discrete mixture of count data models

Markov, Iliya (Haute école de gestion de Genève, HES-SO // Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale) ; Lapparent, Matthieu de (EPFL, Lausanne, Suisse) ; Bierlaire, Michel (EFPL, Lausanne, Suisse) ; Varone, Sacha (Haute école de gestion de Genève, HES-SO // Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale)

We propose a modeling framework for the data generating process of waste disposal in recyclable waste containers. It is based on a discrete mixture of count data models representing populations depositing dierent quantities in the containers, thus reflecting a realistic underlying behavior. It is tested on real data coming from ultrasound sensors mounted inside the containers and exhibits better in- and out-of-sample performance compared to a simple count data model assuming only one deposit quantity. The purpose of the mixture model is to forecast container waste levels at a future date when collection will take place. It thus becomes the first-step ingredient in a framework for ecient waste collection optimization.


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Conference Type:
full paper
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
HEG - Genève
Institute:
CRAG - Centre de Recherche Appliquée en Gestion
Subject(s):
Economie/gestion
Publisher:
Ascona, STRC
Date:
Ascona
STRC
2015
Pagination:
16 p.
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In : Proceedings of the 15th Swiss Transport Research Conference, Monte Verità - Ascona, April 15-17, 2015, 16 p.
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