begleitendes Bild

06.10.2015 - 09:12:11

Looking back on the 11th Technical Colloquium of the German Scientific Society of Logistics Engineering

Duisburg welcomes Germany’s leading logistics professors

On September 30 and October 1, the 11th Technical Colloquium of the German Scientific Society of Logistics Engineering (WGTL) has taken place in Duisburg, as the University of Duisburg-Essen, more precisely the Department of Transport Systems and Logistics (TUL) under the direction of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Noche, was this year’s host of the annual event.

Following the slogan “Innovations from Industry 4.0 in intra-logistics”, contributions on the topics “construction and mechanical design”, “Management, organization and operation”, “Control engineering and IT systems”, and “Planning and simulation of logistics systems” have been submitted and presented. The high scientific quality and the clear reference to practical questions was common over all contributions. The participants praised the opportunity to take a deeper look into the work of their peers. Moreover, they benefitted from the knowledge of new technical innovation in logistics and were pleased with the several opportunities to discuss the gained insights with each other.

Representing the University of Duisburg-Essen, Mr Cyril Alias, researcher at the TUL Department, presented a contribution with the title “Comparing sensor-based and camera-based approaches to recognizing the occupancy status of the load handling device of forklift trucks”. The work, which he had worked on along with his colleague Cagdas Özgür, contained a solution concept for the recognition of the load status of a forklift’s fork with the help of Industrial Image Processing and Machine Learning as well as initial results of experiments in an industrial setting.

WGTL e.V. is an association of fourteen leading German university institutes in the area of (intra-)logistics. Their major goals are the scientific monitoring of industrial developments and the stimulation of innovation processes with the help of cooperative research and development. The annual event serves as platform for cooperation of researchers and scientists and exchange of information and ideas between experts. Apart from the WGTL members, member companies of the Research Community Intra-logistics/Material Handling (IFL), a part of the German Mechanical and Plant Engineering Association (VDMA), as well as acquainted university departments, research institutes and companies, who want to present scientific contributions about their latest innovative research projects in the area of logistics engineering.

The TUL Department under the direction of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Noche is a long-time member of WGTL and devotes itself to various innovations in the intra-logistics sector, such as an innovative automated storage and retrieval system, examimations of trajectories of objects in conveyor systems and the camera- and sensor-based detection and tracking of logistics objects.

In view of a perfectly organized event, the organizational team around Ms Fuyin Wei was pleased with the multiple appreciations and acknowledgement from all sides. Prof. Noche showed his delight about the high number of participants and the very good overall perception of the event: “Duisburg as a logistics research location was able to present itself as a vibrant and powerful location in front of the partners from all over Germany. Particularly, the extensive logistics research infrastructure here is outstanding, with the Centre of Logistics and Traffic and the miscellaneous study programmes.”

Further impressions
Prof. Noche welcomes the participants of the Technical Colloquium in Duisburg:
The contribution of the University of Duisburg-Essen was presented by Cyril Alias:
The participants made use of the numerous opportunities of scientific exchange:

For further information, please approach
Department of Transport Systems and Logistics:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Noche, Tel. +49 203/379 2785,
Fuyin Wei M.Sc., Tel. +49 203/379 7719,
German Scientific Society of Logistics Engineering: