Two scientific publications have been prepared for the Accelwater project by ICCS.
The first one is a systematic literature review related to the informational systems facilitating IS, the title of which is “Industrial symbiosis platforms for synergy identification and their most important data points: a systematic review”. Ultimately, Accelwater entails the development of a digital platform that supports monitoring and controlling of the encompassed processes, as well as predicting beneficial collaborations and matchmaking compatible symbiotic partners. Therefore, the objective of this research was to investigate the key data points that affect the identification of symbiotic partners and the implementation of synergies through an IS platform, as discussed in the existing literature, and how these elements are utilized in order to effectively promote IS through a web-based tool. The review has been published in “Open Research Europe”, an open access publishing platform for the publication of research stemming from Horizon 2020 funding and it is currently under the peer review process. (see https://open-research-europe.ec.europa.eu/articles/1-101)
Moreover, it is important for the effective promotion of IS through digital tools, to set the criteria and relevant indicators, according to which the compatibility assessment occurs. For that, a study was conducted with the contribution of NTUA (School of Chemical Engineers) and Dignity, in order to examine the main factors affecting the decision making of users and to investigate how to incorporate them as compatibility criteria in the matchmaking process. After a literature review, an IS matchmaking framework was proposed and a questionnaire was prepared, which was sent to Accelwater involved industrial partners and contributed by answering it. This research was presented in the 10th international conference on Life Cycle Management (LCM 2021) on the 8th of September with an oral presentation going by the title “Industrial symbiosis marketplace concept for waste valorization pathways”, within WE.3.E session “Applied digital solutions – Connecting Green and digital transformations?”. The conference proceedings have been submitted but not yet published. For the time being the abstract or the conference proceedings are not openly accessible for the public, the program of the conference however is (see https://www.lcm2021.org/the-official-program, booklet, page 71).