Boot Camp: Artificial Intelligence in Mobility & Logistics

Using visual recognition for intelligent logistics and mobility.

8-10 September, 2021

Boot Camp: Artificial Intelligence in Mobility & Logistics

Using visual recognition for intelligent logistics and mobility.

8-10 September, 2021

8 - 10 September 2021

3 - day - workshop

7 September 2021

Application Deadline

EUR 75,00*

Participation fee

ITS World Congress

Invite to ITS World Congress

Bachelor Students

Target Group

KLU Workshop Certificate


* Contribution to expenses, coffee & lunch breaks.

This event is planned as an On-Campus event. We are monitoring the Covid-19 situation closely, follow the regulations and make sure that everyone is safe.

Using visual recognition for intelligent logistics and mobility.

Visual or image recognition is a term for computer technologies that can recognize people, objects or other targeted subjects through the use of algorithms and machine learning. These technologies understand piles of images and videos and turn them into organized information and structured data. How can these technologies make our mobility and logistics smarter? This is the key question of  this year’s Boot Camp Artificial Intelligence in Mobility & Logistics. Many companies have found exciting use cases where these artificial intelligences can help us with their "machine eyes". We have invited three of them to campus. They want fresh ideas: YOUR IDEAS! This year's bootcamp is supported by ITS world congress, IBM, Hamburger Hochbahn AG, Jenoptik AG and Egis. The best ideas will be presented by their creators at a special booth at the ITS World Congress from 11-15 October 2021 in Hamburg!

In addition, specialists from IBM’s department of Travel & Transport will provide you with the necessary tools to develop ideas. For this, you will gain access to the IBM cloud.

Join the Boot Camp and tackle the following topics in a 3-day workshop with experts from the field.


Jenoptik AG

Hamburg Hochbahn AG

  • How can parking space be managed in a more effective and efficient way in urban areas?
  • Can parking fees be checked without involving a huge amount of officers on the streets?
  • Are there ways to detect violators with help of visual recognition?
  • Are there technologies to monitor truck traffic on highways?
  • How can the number of axles and the weight of a vehicle be measured while driving?
  • Are there ways to make sure that every truck which has to pay tolls, paid the right amount of tolls?
  • How can loading zones be improved in urban areas?
  • How can limited infrastructure capacity be used in a more efficient and dynamic way?

To meet the new challenges of urban mobility and the construction of the sustainable city, Egis - A major international group in the construction engineering and mobility services sectors - designs, supplies and operates enforcement and electronic payment solutions offering a global vision of the urban ecosystem. With a presence in more than 50 cities, Egis is active in various mobility and urban services like on-street parking enforcement, traffic studies, urban tolling, low emission zones, car pooling lanes enforcement and object detection.
As the only market player intervening during the whole value chain, from design to operation, Egis will challenge you with case studies to shape the mobility of tomorrow

Jenoptik AG (Germany) is one of the international leaders in photonics. Jenoptik’s division Light&Safety supplies products and services in various fields, like Civil Security, Road Safety and Automation Solutions. Providing state-of-the-art laser and radar sensors, for e.g. speed enforcement, some of us have already had the chance to get in contact with them when driving too fast. Jenoptik does not only provide instruments for speed enforcement, but also for truck toll enforcement on highways. Find out how it is possible to improve toll collection in traffic management systems during the Boot Camp.

Hamburg Hochbahn AG, one of the most innovative mobility service providers in Germany, will tackle those and other questions with you through actual case studies during the Boot Camp. As Hamburg’s biggest transport operator, their expertise go beyond the chances and possibilities of mobility services in a big and dynamic city, involving as well other challenges, like finding free loading zones when needed.


  • Target Group: Bachelor students (Business Management, Business Informatics, Business Mathematics, Industrial Engineering)
  • Costs: 75 € (contribution to expenses, welcome coffee, lunch and coffee breaks, pizza fest). Payment only after final selection!
  • Equipment: Participants will need to bring their own laptop, their smartphone and a cable to connect them

Partner Companies

Work with experts from the field

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Christian Gebhard

Customer Success Manager Architect

IBM Technology D-A-CH

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Prof. Dr. André Ludwig

Professor of Computer Science in Logistics

Kühne Logistics University - KLU

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Sascha Westermann

Projektmanagement-Office (PMO)

Hamburger Hochbahn AG

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Dr. Michael Trummer

Lead R&D Algorithmics, JENOPTIK Light & Safety

Jenoptik AG

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Dr. Sascha Ruja

Business Development Director – Mobility and Urban Services


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Sabrina Kopecki

Master@IBM Data Scientist and Technical Specialist for AI

IBM Deutschland GmbH

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Christoph Ewert

Junior-Projektmanager Infrastruktur und Nachhaltigkeit

Logistik-Initiative Hamburg Management GmbH

JENOPTIK L&S contributes to making roads and public spaces safer and more intelligent, using the power of light. This year’s Boot Camp provides an exciting opportunity to learn about JENOPTIK Light & Safety and the practical use case of Road User Charging.

Dr. Michael Trummer - Lead R&D Algorithmics, JENOPTIK Light & Safety, Jenoptik AG

The KLU Boot Camp offers young students a fantastic opportunity to exchange ideas with companies, work together on exciting tasks, and contribute theoretical knowledge from university. Don’t miss it and register today!

Christian Gebhard – Client Representative Travel and Transportation – Master IBM Deutschland GmbH

At the KLU Boot Camp, you will have fun and be creative in finding solutions for logical transport in the city. We look forward to you working with us on how to make efficient use of limited transport infrastructure and optimize loading zone management.

Sascha Westermann – Projectmanagement-Office (PMO), Hamburger Hochbahn AG

At the KLU Boot Camp you will learn about real world industry applications based on artificial intelligence in mobility, particularly in parking. You will have access to tools applied in machine learning applications and challenged with case studies shaping the future of mobility!

Dr. Sascha Ruja- Business Development Director – Mobility and Urban Services, Egis

Learn how AI shapes the future of urban mobility and logistics, mingle with experts and fellow students and, of course, enjoy our beautiful campus, located right in Hamburg's HafenCity.

Prof. Dr. André Ludwig, Associate Professor of Computer Science in Logistics at KLU

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Event Organization

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Prof. Dr. André Ludwig

Professor of Computer Science in Logistics

Kühne Logistics University - KLU

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Hamaidi Stulos

Student Recruitment & Marketing Manager (MSc Programs)

Kühne Logistics University GmbH


9:00 - 9:45Registration and Welcome Coffee
9:45 - 10:00Welcome address (KLU)
10:00 - 10:30Introduction to the Technology (IBM) 
10:30 - 12:00Company introduction and cases overview (Hamburger Hochbahn AG, Egis and Jenoptik AG)
12:00 - 12:30Boot Camp goals and expected results (KLU)
12:30 - 13:30Lunch break
13:30 - 15:00IBM Tool introduction
15:00 - 15:30Coffee break
15:30 - 16:00Group Assignment (KLU)
16:00 - 17:30

Technical Deep Dives in parallel sessions (IBM) 

17:30 - 19:00Get-together
9:00 - 9:15Welcome back, Organization of Day 2
9:15 - 12:30

Case exploration

  • Students analyse the case questions and search for relevant information
  • Students prepare questions to case presenter, technology provider and faculty
  • Case presenter, technology provider and faculty provide feedback to the questions
12:30 - 13:30Lunch break
13:30 - 15:30

Case work

  • Each group develops first technological approaches and investigates on relevant business cases
  • Each group prepares a short presentation about their proposed approaches and ideas for business cases
15:30 - 17:00


Elevator pitches (5 minutes per group) incl. coffee break

  • Each group presents their proposed approach and ideas for business cases for their case
  • Case presenter, technology provider, and faculty provide feedback 
17:00 - open end


Case work and Hackathon

  • Each group continues working on their case
 19:00 - open end

Pizza feast

  • Pizza will be provided
09:00 - 10:00

Case work

  • Each group finalises the case work
  • Each group prepares a short presentation of the results (10-15 min)
10:00 - 13:00

Final presentations

  • Each group presents their solution (10 - 15 min)
  • Case presenter and technology provider assess and evaluate the proposed solution
13:00 - 14:00Lunch break
14:00 - 15:15

Career perspectives and study programs

  • The case presenter and technology provider inform students about job opportunities, career perspectives and respective requirements
  • KLU presents Master study programs (Hamaidi Stulos)
15:15 - 15:30Closure, hand out of Certificates, decision case studies for ITS congress
15:30End of Boot Camp

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