Bootcamp: Digitalization in Logistics

Using visual recognition for intelligent parking space management and effective warehouse management.

March 25-27, 2020

Bootcamp: Digitalization in Logistics

Using visual recognition for intelligent parking space management and effective warehouse management.

March 25-27, 2020

Attention please:

In view of the current developments regarding the spread of coronavirus KLU will cancel or postpone all events on KLU campus until the end of May. This includes Bootcamp: Digitalization in logistics March 25-27. The event will be postponed. More information will follow in due time.

Join us for the KLU Boot Camp 2020

Using visual recognition for intelligent parking space management and effective warehouse management are the main focus for this year’s Boot Camp Digitalization in Logistics, hosted by Kühne Logistics University (KLU) in collaboration with IBM, Hamburger Hochbahn AG, Logistik-Initiative Hamburg and Jungheinrich AG.

Smart Mobility – intelligent parking space management

Human mobility is a necessity in today’s world. It has a significant impact on both quality of life and the economy of modern societies. Mobility innovation has become a hot topic in managing traffic jams and simplifying how we utilize space in our cities. In the long run, revolutionizing traffic systems will be in necessary in order to meet the challenges of increasing mobility flows and the growing demand for smart cities. As part of intelligent parking space management, parking facilities will need to provide more service to their users, for example detecting and guiding drivers toward free parking spaces, and offering more dynamic pricing.

Inventory Logistics – effective warehouse management

Warehouses and distribution centers are an essential part of the supply chain of a company. The challenge is that several potential error sources can be found in warehouses. If these can be avoided or reduced, and a company is able to control its warehouse, more focus can be placed on providing customers with the best possible service. For example, registering goods in stock quickly and fulfilling orders accurately are absolutely crucial. That said, how can it ensured that articles from an order are being selected correctly and that damaged goods are being detected and removed? How can inventory from the list be cross-checked with what’s actually in stock? This is where using image recognition technology finds its way into the warehouse.


Join our 3-day student workshop and tackle the following questions!

  • How can intelligent parking space management support the smart city?
  • How can work flows in warehouses be optimized and errors reduced?
  • How does image recognition technology work?

Working on authentic case studies

Over the course of the event, you will be learning about the demand for the technology of this year’s bootcamp topic: visual recognition. In addition, you will be introduced to specific problem cases where visual recognition would be a viable solution. In this context, you will be developing new models for applying visual recognition in various areas pertaining to intelligent parking space management and effective warehousing.

Exchange ideas with experts from the field

The Hamburger Hochbahn AG, one of the most innovative mobility service providers in Germany, will set one part of the cases in cooperation with Logistik-Initiative Hamburg.

The other case provider is the Jungheinrich AG, one of the internationally leading brands in intralogistics.

IBM’s Travel & Transport specialists will supply you with the necessary tools needed to develop prototypes for customer-oriented solutions. You will gain access to the IBM cloud for this.

Get an intro to one of the leading visual recognition platforms and decide in which process steps technology can be implemented and bring value:

Key Facts

Application deadline: March 2, 2020

Target Group: Bachelor students (Business Management, Business Informatics, Business Mathematics, Business Engineering)

Costs: 75 € (contribution to expenses, welcome coffee, lunch and coffee breaks, pizza fest)

Please note: Payment only after final selection!

Date: March 25 - 27, 2020

Method: Lectures, case studies, group work, presentations & discussions

Equipment: Participants will need to bring their own laptop, their smartphone and a cable to connect them

Certificate: KLU Bachelor Workshop Certificate

Partner Companies: IBM Travel and Transport Sparte, Hamburger Hochbahn AG, Logistik-Initiative Hamburg and Jungheinrich AG


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, Logistik-Initiative Hamburg and Jungheinrich AG)
12:00 - 12:30Bootcamp goals and expected results (KLU)
12:30 - 13:30Lunch break
13:30 - 15:00IBM PowerAI Vision
15:00 - 15:30Coffee break
15:30 - 16:00Group Assignment (KLU)
16:00 - 17:30

Technical Deep Dives in parrallel sessions (IBM) 

  • Session 1: Intelligent parking space management
  • Session 2: Effective warehouse management
17:30 - open endGet-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 (Sophia Rauber)
15:15 - 15:30Closure, hand out of Certificates
15:30End of Bootcamp

We will be there

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Prof. Dr. André Ludwig

Associate Professor of Computer Science in Logistics

Kühne Logistics University - KLU

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Peter Hahn

Client Manager


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Oliver Weisshuhn

Business Development Executive / Account Management Travel & Transport Industry


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Sascha Westermann

Projektmanagement-Office (PMO)

Hamburger Hochbahn AG

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Dr. Martin Weiglhofer

Head of Warehouse Management Systems

Jungheinrich Systemlösungen GmbH

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Ralf Wetegrove

Head of Advanced Technologies

Jungheinrich AG


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Sophia Rauber

Student Recruitment & Marketing Manager (MSc Programs)

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