A Cooperative Agent-Based Management Tool Proposal to Quantify GHG Emissions at Local Level

  • Edgar Lorenzo-SáezEmail author
  • José-Vicente Oliver-Villanueva
  • Jorge E. Luzuriaga
  • Miguel Ángel Mateo Pla
  • Javier F. Urchueguía
  • Lenin-G. Lemus-Zúñiga
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 96)


Acting locally is essential to start working to limit the climate change impact and to reduce substantially and constantly GHG emissions. Indeed, the lack of GHG emissions quantification tools in real time and at local level, makes it difficult for public decision-makers to focus efforts and resources efficiently against climate change. In this paper, we propose an agent-based approach applied to an integral management tool to quantify GHG emissions in an accurate and up to date manner. The management tool ensures automatic and reliable management of large volumes of information minimising human interventions. The integral management tool is being tested in a pilot action in a medium-sized city in Eastern Spain (Llíria) to convert it into an innovative and sustainable Smart City.


GHG emissions quantification Climate change Sustainable smart city Balanced Scorecard Agents 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edgar Lorenzo-Sáez
    • 1
    Email author
  • José-Vicente Oliver-Villanueva
    • 1
  • Jorge E. Luzuriaga
    • 1
  • Miguel Ángel Mateo Pla
    • 1
  • Javier F. Urchueguía
    • 1
  • Lenin-G. Lemus-Zúñiga
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Information and Communication Technologies (ITACA)Universitat Politècnica de València-Polytechnic University of ValenciaValenciaSpain

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