Research Projects | KLU

Professor André Ludwig, Associate Professor of Computer Science in Logistics

Third Party Funded Research Projects

BMBF: Logistik Service Engineering & Management (LSEM)

The research project’s objective is the development of an integrated approach (concepts of methods, models and an integrated tool environment) for engineering and management of distributed value adding logistics services. The project facilitates applied research and provides the conceptional foundation for dynamic planning, management, monitoring and optimization of distributed value adding logistics services and their necessary information systems.
Timeframe: 01.05.2012 - 30.04.2017


The project LOGICAL focuses on a transnational logistics improvement through cloud computing and innovative cooperative business models. The development of an innovative information and communication platform for logistics industry is located in the center of interest.
Timeframe: 01.05.2011 - 30.10.2014


ESSENCE (Easy eServices to Shape and Empower SME Networks in Central Europe) focuses on efficiency problems in supply & distribution networks run by SMEs in various industrial sectors. These problems are due to static network configurations, habitual task assignments, non optimal transports and slow information exchange. ESSENCE faces these issues by developing eBusiness, eNetworking and eLogistics services as cornerstones for SMEs competitiveness and economic development. The ESSENCE vision is for a distributed open architecture made of several region-based installations of an ICT platform supported by a common knowledge to strengthen SME collaboration.
Timeframe: 01.07.2012 - 31.12.2014

EU FP7: Empowering Young Explorers (EYE)

The aim of the EYE project is to build a lasting European community of high potential young researchers (YRs) that are able to generate radical new ideas and build research collaborations in interdisciplinary areas, EYE will help them to develop their research potential and their ability to develop new curricula for FET. Specifically, EYE focuses on (a) S&T ideas of higher risk nature that can be generated through ideation and brainstorming and (b) collaboration between YRs across various disciplines and from different parts of Europe, and (c) on the YRs themselves, by developing their leadership potential through networking and training in the specific methods used in European collaborative projects.
Timeframe: 01.11.2013 - 31.10.2015

BMBF: Logistik-Service-Bus (LSB)

The research project logistics service bus (LSB) is sponsored by a regional oriented innovations offensive of the federal ministry of education and research. Its aim is the development of strategies for resolving the following topics in close cooperation with companies located in central Germany: (1) Development of a business service engineering approach to describe business processes and services in the field of logistics in a generic way (2) concept and exemplary implementation of a logistics service bus platform as a technical platform for integration and orchestration of cross company collaboration in logistics. During the project the LSB-demonstration laboratory with its integrated RFID laboratory was installed. Furthermore the endowment chair’s sustainable establishment was prepared.
Timeframe: 01.10.2006 - 30.09.2011

BMBF: InterLogGrid

The Project InterLogGrid enables logistics companies to collaborate using grid and cloud technologies. The purpose of the project was to support planning and scheduling decisions as well as management and operation competencies in multimodal logistics networks in a more effective way.
Timeframe: 01.07.2009 - 30.06.2012


Prof. Dr. André Ludwig

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