The role of information for the emergence of self-organized industrial symbiosis networks: an agent-based simulation approach

Devrim Murat Yazan

University of Twente

Devrim Murat Yazan holds B.Sc. degree from Marmara University (Istanbul, Turkey) in Industrial Engineering and a Ph.D. degree in Advanced Production Systems from Interpolytechnic School of Doctorate (Polytechnics of Bari-Turin-Milan, Italy, 2010) in the field of Innovation Management and Product Development, by the thesis entitled: ‘Economic and environmental sustainability of production chains: An Enterprise Input-Output approach’. He was a visiting Ph.D. at the Operations Department of University of Groningen (the Netherlands) for one year in 2009 and conducted research on the implementation and coordination of joint production chains via waste and end-of-life product recycling. After completing his Ph.D., he joined University of Twente’s Biofuels Platform as a post-doctoral researcher at the Twente Centre for Technology and Sustainable Development in 2011.One of his research interests is the design and development of industrial symbiosis networks where waste of a firm substitutes the primary resource of another firm. Since September 2015 he is involved in the EU project entitled: ‘SHAREBOX- Secure Management Platform for Shared Process Resources’  which is funded by the European Commission within the Horizon2020 Sustainable Processing Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency (SPIRE) framework. He is the work-package (WP3) leader and the head of the technology development team of the SHAREBOX project. The project aims at developing a decision-support-system for secure management of resource-sharing in industrial symbiosis networks. His research group has the role of implementing intelligent decision-support tools using input-output modelling, game theory, and agent-based modelling in SHAREBOX project. The project involves 16 partners from UK, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, and Turkey, with a total budget of 5.9M € of which 725k € is for University of Twente.


Self-organized industrial symbiosis networks (ISNs) emerge from the bottom, as a result of spontaneous process undertaken by different firms, which are willing to create industrial symbiosis (IS) relationships for economic... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Luca Fraccascia (Politecnico di Bari)
  2. Devrim Murat Yazan (University of Twente)

Topic Areas

• Industrial symbiosis and eco-industrial development , • Open source data, big data, data mining and industrial ecology , • Decision support methods and tools


WS-4 » Data Transparency and Modeling in Industrial Ecology (09:45 - Wednesday, 28th June, Room G)

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