DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN LOGISTICS
FOCUS ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE UND MACHINE LEARNING
PhD School of Logistics 2019
July 8-12, 2019
Fraunhofer IML | Dortmund | Germany
Every minute in Dortmund is worth it. Definitely!
There is no other science location that has been doing more for logistics than Dortmund: here, logistics was founded as an independent scientific discipline, here terms like digitization, logistics 4.0, industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things were significantly formed for logistics and here concepts and methods for the future of entrepreneurial practice are developed.
We are shaping logistics as key science of the industrial future by strengthening logistics research at the interface between logistics and IT. We create exciting perspectives for scientists who are interested in established methods and methods of logistics research.
Welcome in a region that already impressively demonstrated that it is capable of structural change and in an environment that benefits from its proximity to Germany’s best logistics research institutions.
The Summer School will take place from July 8-12, 2019 at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics, Dortmund, Germany. Our partner is the Center of Excellence Logistics and IT – the central project for bundling the competencies of the „Logistics and IT“ innovation ecosystem at Dortmund across organisational boundaries. Its aim is to position logistics as the central science of the industrial future and to strengthen excellent logistics research at the interface between logistics and IT. To do so, the actors and institutions of the Scientific Competence Field (WKF) Logistics (IML, ISST, TU Dortmund, IfADo) will be synergetically linked. This cross-organisational and mission-oriented orientation of the structures and formats promotes multilateral transfer within the ecosystem along the entire innovation chain and catalyses the exploitation of research and development results in industrial practice.
Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics
44227 Dortmund, Germany
Suggestions for accommodations
TRYP Dortmund Hotel
Emil-Figge Strasse 41
(15 minutes walk to event location)
(Close to the “Kreuzviertel” – a district with many bars and restaurants)
How to arrive?
Dortmund offers good train connections to major German cities. If you travel by plane, you might directly fly to Dortmund from some European cities. Often flying to Düsseldorf Airport will be the most convenient choice. Düsseldorf International Airport is only 0.45 hours from Dortmund Main Station. Finally, Frankfurt Airport could be reached by train within 2.12 hours.
To get from Dortmund Airport to campus, you may take the “AirportExpress” bus which takes you directly to Dortmund Central Station within 20 minutes of time. At Central Station go to platform 7 and take the S1 (in direction Solingen Hbf). Get off at “Dortmund Universität” station. For more information press here.
If you plan to get to campus from Düsseldorf Airport, you may take the S-Bahn (S1, direction: “Dortmund Hauptbahnhof”) which takes you to “Dortmund Universität” station directly within 1.10 hours of time. It usually departs from platform 5.
To get to Fraunhofer IML by car on the A45, take the exit ‚Eichlinghofen/Universiät‘. Stay on the road Universitätsstrasse, drive eastward and follow the direction sign to‚ Technologiepark/Universität‘. After passing an intersection with traffic lights take the first turn left. The street that you are on now is called Hauert. Follow the street until you come to the second road intersection with traffic lights – turn right. Now you are on Emil-Figge-Strasse. The institute is on the left side of the road.
You will find parking lots behind the institute. Please follow the sign “Einfahrt 2” in Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Straße. The main entrance of the institute is signposted.