06.07.2016 - 14:03:44

Final research results of TiLO project commences industrial transfer

About a year after the official completion of the research project “Tracing of intelligent Logistics Objects” (TiLO), which was a five-year project of EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr, final research results have been presented at the annual conferences of POMS (Production and Operations Management Society) in Orlando, USA, and CSME (Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering) in Kelowna, Canada, in May and June of this year.

The latest results stand in a row of several presentations of renowned conferences and journals in Europe and North America, amongst others the International Conference of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) und the Logistics Journal of Scientific Association for Technical Logistics (WGTL).

More about the ASME flagship conference in 2015:
“TiLO wins international recognition and Best Paper Award at US-American flagship conference”:

In the course of the project the focus was set on extracting useful information from camera-based analysis of logistics objects and processes, e.g. in order to control logistics trucks. Moreover, concepts for automated data collection from logistics vehicles using a sensor fusion concept have been presented. From the viewpoint of software engineering, the technical architecture of the solution and its functional capabilities have also been presented to experts and peers.

Latest publications from Cagdas Özgür and Cyril Alias, both scientists at the Department of Transport Systems and Logistics (TUL), deal with the potential of applicability and benefit of a camera- and sensor-based analyzer in its multitude of possible application areas as well as its specific exploitation potential. The results have already been presented to a scientific expert audience.
After six years since the beginning of the project, the research of camera- and sensor-based analyzers for logistics processes attains a new level. The different partners of TiLO try to utilize the results of the research project for an industrial transfer into their respective application domains and, hence, work on the development of a market-ready prototype. The Dortmund-based IT company w3logistics AG currently prepares a TiLO-solution for industrial customers, after several presentations at trade-fair appearances, at times together with TUL. Newly upcoming research questions will be tackled by w3logistics and TUL conjointly. The symbiosis of industry and academia hence remains in force.

For further information, please contact:
Cyril Alias, Phone: 0203/379-2615, Mail:

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