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  • 11.07.2017 - 15:21:07

    ZWU and ZLV Foster International Research in Urban Sustainability at UDE

    The University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) has recently initialized the project Envi-Chain funded by the EU-programme Erasmus+ which supports students to study and university staff to take action in scientific events abroad. The project is coordinated in collaboration between the UDE-institutions Centre for Logistics and Traffic (ZLV) and the Centre for Water and Environmental Research (ZWU), partnering with the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) as well as the Fayoum University in Egypt.

  • 06.06.2017 - 20:10:06

    From Alexandria to Duisburg: Egyptian PhD Students conduct research at the UDE

    Since fall 2016 the two Egyptian PhD students Ahmed Ali and Ahmed Kassem work at the department of Transport Systems and Logistics (TUL). The research-cooperation between the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) and the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT) in Alexandria, Egypt, traces back to a close collaboration within the network Emerging Concepts of Logistics (ECoL). In an interview both PhD students talk about work and life in Germany and their future plans.

  • 29.04.2017 - 00:00:04

    Open for Application: ECoL Summer School 2017

    Yet another ECoL Summer School of the ECoL Network “Emerging Concepts of Logistics” (ECoL) is about to take place in upcoming August 2017. A select group of scientists, business and industry representatives will lead through the ten-day programme with special focus on the topic “Food Supply Chain”. The ECoL Summer School is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD.

  • 15.11.2016 - 17:05:11


    ZLV-associate FIEGE Logistics calls for contributions to its ideas competition. Until the 9th of December, business ideas can be handed in. The winners will not only receive a bonus of 5,000€ but also the possibility to realize their idea.

  • 27.09.2016 - 18:18:09

    Port of the Future

    This year’s ECoL Summer School was hosted by the Centre for Logistics & Traffic (ZLV). It has already been the second summer school of the ECoL Network - Emerging Concepts of Logistics. Accompanied by the theme ‘Port of the Future’, the group of young researchers repaired for six days to Duisburg, the Port of Duisburg and, thus, into the logistical heart of the Ruhr Region.

  • 30.07.2016 - 18:06:07

    Participation in ECoL Summer School still possible

    Until July, 30th it is still possible to register for the upcoming ECoL Summer School under the guiding theme “Port of the Future". Who is still available between the 21st and the 27th of August 2016, is kindly invited to join this year's ECoL Summer School.

  • 26.07.2016 - 11:33:07

    ATBEST Conference 2016

    An international conference from the project platform ATBEST is being held at Linköping, in Sweden on the 7th and 8th of September. The University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is part of the network and is included in several ATBEST projects.

  • 10.07.2016 - 14:00:07

    ECoL Summer School 2016 open for application

    We are proud to announce the second Summer School on Emerging Concepts of Logistics (ECoL) which will take place in August 2016 in Duisburg.

  • 09.07.2016 - 08:04:07

    Logistics Heavyweight begins Research Cooperation with UDE on Lightweight Solutions in Intralogistics

    On 26th of April 2016, with the support of EFRE.NRW, the project “Development of lightweight rack feeders on the basis of cable-driven technique from North Rhine-Westphalia (LEAN)” was initiated in Duisburg. The project under the lead of both departments of Mechatronics and Transport Systems and Logistics of the University Duisburg-Essen (UDE), involves a range of major, medium-sized and small-scale enterprises in its research programme.

  • 06.07.2016 - 14:03:07

    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.

  • 11.05.2016 - 16:57:05

    Exchanging Knowledge | Building Trust | Advancing Research

    When signing the ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ in the beginning of the year 2016, the Centre for Logistics and Traffic (ZLV) and the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT) once again proved their willingness to exchange state of research based on mutual trust and thus, pushing the programme Emerging Concepts of Logistics (ECoL) closer to an environment of Open Innovation.

  • 02.12.2015 - 16:07:12

    ZLV receives Chinese delegation

    The Centre for Logistics & Traffic (ZLV) is increasingly perceived as a best practice example by Chinese delegations. The most recent visitors, a group from Sinchuan, had come to Germany for three weeks to learn about economic promotion and development of new industries. In the context of this trip, they visited ZLV on November 12, 2015.

  • 17.11.2015 - 10:30:11

    ZLV welcomes Chinese delegation

    On November 6th, 2015, the Centre for Logistics & Traffic (ZLV welcomed a Chinese delegation from the city of Nanjing and province of Jiangsu. The delegation came to Germany in order to learn about the development, planning and workings of logistical centres.

  • 04.11.2015 - 14:03:11

    Call for Papers: Scientific Forum Mobility 2016

    On June, 23rd 2016, the 8th Scientific Forum Mobility themed „Individual, Integrated and Connected Products and Services in Mobility“ will take place at the inHaus II at the University of Duisburg-Essen, campus Duisburg. This annual event provides a platform for intensive discussions of research projects, bringing together about 200 experts from both, academia and industry. After focussing on e-mobility in 2014 and international developments in 2015, next year’s forum will highlight the connected mobility.

  • 03.11.2015 - 11:45:11

    German-Arab Knowledge Transfer Colloquium: “Resilience of Industrial Urban Systems”

    Starting November 30th, 2015 a colloquium titled “German-Arab Knowledge Transfer Colloquium”, which is financed by the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD with funds from the German Federal Foreign Office, will take place at the coordinating offices of the Centre for Logistics & Traffic (ZLV). In this colloquium, three groups consisting of experts and students from Tunisia, Jordan and Morocco have been invited to participate.

  • 14.10.2015 - 11:01:10

    UDE students convince at the Youth Day 2015 in St. Petersburg

    Between October 6th and 9th, a group of UDE master students took part in a case study contest in the context of the "International Gas Forum 2015" in St. Petersburg, representing the first and only German University to attend the event. From early September on, the six students prepared for the competition in collaboration with E.ON, partner and sponsor of the trip to the Russian metropolis.

  • 06.10.2015 - 09:12:10

    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.

  • 28.09.2015 - 14:30:09

    Looking back on the ECoL Summer School 2015, "Resilient Urban Industrial Systems"

    The idea of ECoL, Emerging Concepts of Logistics, was formed with the intent of creating a multidisciplinary network between young academics and professionals together with stakeholders from industry, policy and science with various focal points of logistics. As one way of building such a network, the establishment of a summer school was conceived. For the first time, the ECoL Summer School took place between August 17th-22nd, 2015 in Istanbul on Koç University's scenic campus.

  • 14.08.2015 - 11:36:08

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

    A paper co-authored by Cyril Alias, Cagdas Özgür and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Noche, all with Dept. of Transport Systems and Logistics, University of Duisburg-Essen, and Mr. Qingjin Yang, founder and CEO of Dalian Qinteng Technology Co. Ltd., entitled “A System of Multi-Sensor Fusion for Activity Monitoring of Industrial Trucks in Logistics Warehouses” was awarded the “ASME Robert E. Fulton Systems Engineering, Information and Knowledge Management 2015 Best Paper Award”.

  • 05.08.2015 - 09:40:08

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

    After two visits of the Brazilian researchers in Duisburg in the past year, the cooperation between Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) has been continued with a counter visit of the German side to Brazil.

  • 19.06.2015 - 09:19:06

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

    A paper co-authored by Cyril Alias, Alexander Goudz, Mandar Jawale and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Noche, all with Dept. of Transport Systems and Logistics, University of Duisburg-Essen, entitled “Generating a Business Model Canvas for Future-Internet-based Logistics Control Towers” has been awarded the “IEEE ICALT 2015 Best Student Paper Award” during the 2015 IEEE 4th International Conference on Advanced Logistics and Transport (ICALT) in Valenciennes (France) in May 2015.

  • 02.06.2015 - 18:30:06

    Call for applications: ECoL summer school in Istanbul

    In August 2015, the first summer school on Emerging Concepts of Logistics (ECoL) will take place in Istanbul. Master and PhD candidates, Post-Docs as well as practitioners are invited to discuss innovations in the interdisciplinary and service-oriented field of logistics during a six-day programme, touching upon a variety of topics regarding Resilient Urban Industrial Systems. As the ECoL network aims at integrating neighboring disciplines, it is not necessary for applicants to be educated logisticians!

  • 09.02.2015 - 15:00:02

    Chinese Delegation visits Duisburg

    On 26 January 2015 ZLV Chairman Prof. Bernd Noche (Department of Transport Systems and Logistics) and ZLV executive director Klaus Krumme welcomed a group of logistics professors and lecturers from the Chinese city of Chongqing. Subject of the visit were logistical issues, but most importantly the structure of the unique Centre for Logistics & Traffic.

  • 13.01.2015 - 11:41:01

    Save the date: “Simulating City Systems: Developing a New Science for the Future of Cities”

    „Scientist in Residence“ describes a guest professorship at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), which was installed with support from Sparkasse Essen and facilitates the scientific exchange between UDE and other universities.

  • 17.11.2014 - 14:13:11

    Event announcement: "One Corridor - One Strategy: 2nd International Corridor Conference"

    The project CODE24, with the participation of ZLV members Prof. Rudolf Juchelka and Prof. Stephan Zelewski, aims at unifying the economic, transport, environmental and spatial development along the transeuropean traffic axis (TEN-V) no. 24 from Rotterdam to Genoa into an integrative development perspective.

  • 17.11.2014 - 12:04:11

    Weastflows project final conference

    The Weastflows (West and East flows) project, with participation of ZLV member Prof. Dr. Rudolf Juchelka, has explored ways to improve freight logistics operations in North West Europe. This closing conference will explain the project’s findings and results, including work to shift goods from road haulage to more sustainable modes such as by rail, short sea shipping and river transportation.

  • 11.11.2014 - 14:54:11

    Delegation from Brazilian Ministry of Transport at UDE

    In October the department of Transport Systems and Logistics, led by ZLV Board Chairman Prof. Dr.- Ing. Bernd Noche, welcomed a delegation from the Brazilian Ministry of Transport. Subject of the visit was the research of different topics revolving around logistics hubs in Europe as well as the exchange with several stakeholders from the logistics sector.

  • 04.11.2014 - 11:59:11

    Event announcement: "European Conference on ICT for Transport Logistics"

    From 05 to 07 November 2014 the 7th European Conference on ICT for Transport Logistics (ECITL) will be taking place in Dortmund. In collaboration with EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr, this year Fraunhofer Institute will be hosting the annual conference which is organised by Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences for the European Union. The event targets scientists and experts from the industry alike.

  • 14.10.2014 - 11:47:10

    Event announcement: "The 1. European Forum of Logistics Clusters"

    On 14 and 15 October 2014 the First European Forum of Logistics Clusters will be taking place in Brussels. The event marks the conclusion of the successful EU projects SoCool@EU, LOG2020 und LOG4GREEN, which were carried out with significant participation from ZLV.

  • 19.08.2014 - 13:36:08

    Call for Applications: ECoL Summer School 2014

    The first Summer School on Emerging Concepts of Logistics (ECoL) will take place at the end of September 2014 in Istanbul. During a five day programme, Master and PhD candidates as well as Post-Docs are invited to discuss innovations in the interdisciplinary and service-oriented field of logistics. The ECoL network aims at integrating neighbouring disciplines; this means one does not necessarily have to be an educated logistician in order to apply for admission to the ECoL Summer School.

  • 31.07.2014 - 15:02:07

    ZLV welcomes Brazilian researcher

    Dr. Rômulo Dante Orrico Filho, professor for Public Transport with the department of Traffic Technology (PET) at the Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute (COPPE) was visiting the Centre for Logistics & Traffic (ZLV) last week.

  • 31.07.2014 - 13:14:07

    Cluster Area Activation Workshop at the Centre for Logistics & Traffic (ZLV)

    At the invitation of DIALOGISTIK Duisburg (a collaboration between the duisport AG with the University of Duisburg-Essen and regional companies from the logistics and transport sector) and the Centre for Logistics & Traffic (ZLV), the binational "Cluster Area Activation "workshop took place on the 28th and 29th of July 2014.

  • 14.04.2014 - 13:06:04

    Transport Research Area (TRA) 2014

    Recent approaches on urban supply are creating a vision for a future where urban environments are cleaner, safer and more responsive to the fast dynamics. The need for sustainable and smart cities increases steadily. Thus, for urban suppliers, dealing with uncertainty in the supply chains day by day, resilience is an evolving concept and design model that differs from traditional risk management. Considering limited forecasting capacities and sometimes non-linear behaviour of complex dynamic systems, managing risk and resilience is a growing topic for all of them.

  • 13.01.2014 - 08:21:01

    LOG4GREEN Workshop: "Tackling Logistics Challenges of Tomorrow"

    The LOG4GREEN consortium would like to invite interested logisticians to submit their experiences and ideas and to participate in the workshop “Tackling Logistics Challenges of Tomorrow”.