An Approach to the Garbage Collection’s Simulation in the “Smart Clean City” Project

  • Olga DolininaEmail author
  • Vitaly Pechenkin
  • Nikolay Gubin
  • Vadim Kushnikov
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Intelligent Transportation and Infrastructure book series (LNITI)


Simulation modeling of complex dynamic systems is one of the most important elements for their analysis. In this paper there is considered a problem of modeling of the solid waste management process, which is a part of a wide range of “Smart City” concepts. Mathematical model for solving optimization problems and transport scheduling for the targeted garbage collection is suggested. The model is based on the apparatus of Petri nets with priorities. The priorities of Petri net transitions are considered as probabilistic characteristics of the live transitions in the network. Changing priorities allow to customize the Petri net behavior according to existing empirical data. Results allow to investigate the impact of the whole process quantitative characteristics on the solid waste disposal such as speed of filling of waste containers, the number of trucks used, the waiting time for the job assignment and some others.


Smart city Simulation modeling Garbage collection Source transition Priority petri net 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information Systems and TechnologyYuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov, SSTUSaratovRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Precise Mechanics & ControlRussian Academy of ScienceSaratovRussia

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