Area map building B and S
Fig. Area map building B and S

Researcher M. Sc. Cyril Alias


Building SK, Room 007
Phone +49 203 379-2615, -7051
Fax +49 203 379-3048

Research focus

  • New kinds of information systems/processing and Future Internet applications in logistics
  • Data Science in logistics (Supply Chain Analytics, Predictive Analytics, Real-time Analytics)
  • Use of cyber-physical systems (incl. cameras, sensors) in logistics processes and enterprises
  • Innovation management in the transport and logistics domain (incl. the development and analysis of business models and business model innovation)

Research projects

LEAN: Development of Lightweight Storage and Retrieval Machines on the basis of Cable Robot Technology from North Rhine-Westphalia(German)

  • Role: Technical Coordinator (Logistics)
  • Tasks: Requirements engineering, design of warehouse management system, evaluation and benefit assessment, business model development

iWALD: Integrated World and Local Delivery

  • Role: Member of project management circle
  • Tasks: Requirements engineering, evaluation und benefit assessment, business model development

SPeCTra: Smart Port Cities through Transversal Traffic Management

  • Role: Teammitglied
  • Tasks: Requirements engineering, development of research questions in the areas of waterborne transportation and port operations

TiLO: Tracing of intelligent Logistics Objects

  • Role: Project coordination
  • Tasks: Requirements engineering, conceptualization (hardware), evaluation and benefit assessment, business model development

LoFIP (German): Logistics Future Internet Platform

  • Role: Work package lead
  • Tasks: Requirements engineering, conceptualization, evaluation and benefit assessment, business model development

FInest: Future Internet enabled Optimization of Transport and Logistics Business Networks

  • Role: Team member “Domain Analysis”
  • Tasks: Requirements engineering, case study analysis, evaluation and benefit assessment, business model development

FIspace: Future Internet Business Collaboration Networks in Agri-Food, Transport and Logistics

  • Role: Team member “Experimentation Environment”
  • Tasks: Development and design of an experimentation environment for business service apps, business model development

ECLR: Effiziency Cluster Logistics Ruhr

  • Role: Project development, co-author of ECLR application, member of work group 'Versatile Logistics Systems'
  • Tasks: Development of project idea, design of work structure and series of experiments, derivation and abstraction of research findings

Other areas of work

  • Applying for new research projects at national and international level, esp. NRW/EFRE and EU/H2020
  • Establishing and maintaining international contacts of the department, esp. within the European Union and to Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, and India
  • Public Relations


  • Seminars
    (no seminars are currently being offered)
  • Case studies (in cooperation with external, mostly commercial, organizations)
    (no case studies are currently being offered)


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The complete list of publications will be provided to you on personal request.

Current news

TUL scientists design "Next Generation Port Cities Community Systems" in Argentina

TUL researchers present results at Artificial Intelligence Conference

LEAN attracts attention of logistics industry

The Department of Transport Systems and Logistics is looking for a Student Assistant

TUL’s research project ‘iWALD’ funded in the State Research Competition ‘Mobility Logistics NRW’ (German)

Students debate the future of mobility in the Third European Student Parliament

Logistics students from Duisburg explore China’s New Silk Road

The Department of Transport Systems and Logistics is looking for a Student Assistant

Specialist magazine BRAUWELT publishes an article from TUL about logistics control towers in the beverages industry (German)

Interim results of research about requirements of CPS in logistics presented at ACM conference (German)

Results of research project LEAN to be presented in Los Angeles (Article on the company website of w3logistics AG; German)

Final research results of TiLO project trigger transfer into industrial practice

Logistics heavyweight begins research cooperation with UDE on lightweight solutions in intralogistics

The Department of Transport Systems and Logistics is looking for a Student Assistsant [f/m] in the area of Industrial Image Processing  / Machine Vision / Augmented Reality

TUL’s research project ‘LEAN’ funded in the State Research Competition ‘Mobility Logistics NRW’ (German)

Duisburg welcomes Germany’s leading logistics professors

TiLO wins international recognition and Best Paper Award at US-American flagship conference

Research partnership between Duisburg and Rio de Janeiro in the field of transport and logistics grows stronger

TUL researchers develop retrofit solution for industrial forklifts (German)

Retrofitting elder forklifts for new ICT challenges – how it works (Article the newspaper 'Rheinische Post'; German)

Scientific publication about LoFIP wins Best Student Paper Award at IEEE Logistics Conference in France

Prof. Bernd Noche and TUL represented at German Logistics Fair LogiMAT (German)

Delegation from Brazilian Ministry of Transport visiting TUL at UDE

A review on the TiLO event "Logistiker verbinden ..." ("Logisticians connect to ...") (German)

ZLV welcomes transportation researcher from Brazil