DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN LOGISTICS
FOCUS ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE UND MACHINE LEARNING
PhD School of Logistics 2019
July 8-12, 2019
Fraunhofer IML | Dortmund | Germany
What to expect?
Artificial intelligence (AI) pursues the basic idea of reproducing natural, human learning processes. Fundamentally, it is not a new topic and, if anything, it has been researched for several decades. However, the economic importance of this topic is enormous today. Intelligent systems, self-learning machines and autonomous vehicles have particular potential. With today‘s concepts, methods and technologies, it is possible for us to raise the potential of AI.
Logistics is an especially interesting area of tension. In our complex supply chains and networks, unpredictable situations often occur, which is why existing industrial solutions cannot simply be transferred to logistics applications. The use of machine learning becomes necessary. The challenge: Machines learn from data, which is rarely available in good quality and is hardly described in a sufficient semantical way. This makes data analytics procedures important for creating a suitable basis.
Let’s start a journey and get deeper into the topic. What is Machine Learning? What does it mean for logistics? How do autonomous vehicles navigate? How can we create the right data basis for machine learning? What effects do AI and machine learning have on human-machine interaction? And why are Smart Contracts important for the realization of the Social Networked Industry?
Following the mission statement of the Graduate School of Logistics, the program of this year’s Summer School provides a balanced mix of theoretical foundations and practical implementation. In addition to keynotes, we offer hands-on workshops in the laboratories of Fraunhofer IML and a Live Case Study in a company. You will act in interdisciplinary groups, create new ideas and work on concrete examples from the business world.
Participants from different countries and disciplines, international scientists and experts from Center of Excellence Logistics and IT work together intensively for one week. Theory becomes practice. This year’s Summer School of the Graduate School of Logistics will take place from July 8-12, 2019 at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics in Dortmund.
The focus is on scientific methods of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Leaning and the transfer to your dissertation project. Logistics is an interdisciplinary science. That’s why we work together with engineers, computer scientists, economists, sociologists and psychologists. Together we will shape the future of logistics science.
For PhD students
- You are a PhD student in logistics or in related fields (computer science, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, business administration, Sociology, Psychology, …)
- You want to learn from international scientists.
- You want to be a member of an important logistics network.
- You are interested in a program with scientific and practical aspects.
Be part of the PhD School of Logistics!