Since the first automated systems for material handling were designed and built, control of these systems has been organized in a multi-level architecture. Each of these levels is controlled by a central PLC or material-handling controllers or ERP-System, depending on the layer.

With more capable systems and subsystems however, it is questionable, whether such a multi-tiered architecture with central controllers on each level are suitable for today's business environment.

By using examples of the Institute of material handling and logistics at Karlsrhue Institute of Technology, we will discuss necessary properties, architectures and technologies for flexible, adaptable and user-friendly material handling systems.

Professor Dr.-Ing. Kai Furmans
Institute of Material Handling and Logistics - KIT
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Germany

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Agenda

MHCL 2017 conference Day 1


Wednesday - October 4th, 2017
  • 13.00 – 14.00 Registration of participants
    Conference office, room 510, 5th floor
  • 14.00 – 14.30 Opening Session
    Lecture hall 211, 2nd floor
  • 14.30 – 16.00 Plenary Session I
    Lecture hall 211, 2nd floor, 3 invited lectures
  • 16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break
    Lecture hall 211, 2nd floor
  • 16.30 – 18.00 Plenary Session II
    Lecture hall 211, 2nd floor, 3 invited lectures
  • 18.00 – 20.00 Welcome party
    Business club FME, 5th floor

MHCL 2017 conference Day 2


Thursday - October 5th, 2017
  • 09.00 – 10.30 Session A/1
    Lecture hall 211, 2nd floor
  • 10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
    Lecture hall 211, 2nd floor
  • 11.00 – 13.00 Session A/2
    Lecture hall 211, 2nd floor
  • 13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
    Business club FME, 5th floor
  • 14.00 – 16.15 Session C/1
    Lecture hall 211, 2nd floor
  • 16.15 – 16.45 Coffee break
    Lecture hall 211, 2nd floor
  • 16.45 – 18.15 Session C/2
    Lecture hall 211, 2nd floor
  • 20.00 – 23.00 Conference dinner
    Business club FME, 5th floor

MHCL 2017 conference Day 3

Friday - October 6th, 2017
  • 09.00 – 10.45 Session E
    Lecture hall 211, 2nd floor
  • 10.45 – 11.15 Coffee break
    Lecture hall 211, 2nd floor
  • 11.15 – 13.00 Session B and Session D
    Lecture hall 211, 2nd floor
  • 13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
    Business club FME, 5th floor
  • 14.00 – 15.00 Closing Session and announcement of the MHCL 2019 conference in Vienna
    Lecture hall 211, 2nd floor