ITH 2016

  • For the 7th time, the Innovative Retail Lab (IRL) of the German Reseach Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) will hold its annual conference "Innovative Technologien für den Handel - ITH" (Innovatice Technologies in Retail). The conference will be held on June 9th/10th in the Golfhotel in St. Wendel, Saarland. During the event, selected talks will give the opportunity to present and discuss newest developments for retail in research and industry. Coffee breaks and the dinner event will give plenty of room for networking activities.

    Since its founding in 2007, the IRL, together with our partner the Globus SB-Warenhaus Holding GmbH & Co. KG, stand for the evaluation of applications in close-to-reality retail scenarios. The ITH is the corner stone for presenting and communicating this work in a vivid way. Besides numerous interesting talks of representatives of industry, retail and research, the Market place of Innovations will be a central point of the conference. Exhibitors and organizers will present their newest developments with selected exhibits.

  • The conference will be held at Hotel Angel’s - am Golfpark - in St. Wendel. The special flair of the thoughtfully restored historic district with its landmarks and cozy alleys around the Wendelsdom distinguish the city of St. Wendel. Please find more information on St. Wendel under (German only). The conference hotel is quietly situated inside the Wendelinus-golf course. We have reserved a contingent of rooms for reasonable prices for you. In order to make a reservation, please contact the hotel directly.


    Angel‘s Hotel am Golfpark 
    Golfparkallee 1 
    66606 St. Wendel 

  • Program for ITH 2016


    Thursday, 09.06.2016

    09:30-09:45 Professor Dr. Antonio Kürger und Jürgen Barke - Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Arbeit, Energie und Verkehr des Saarlandes, Staatssekretär Welcome address and conference opening
    09:45-10:30 Johannes Aumann - fridel – markt & restaurant Markt, Restaurant & Abholstation - "fridel - das neue Konzept von Globus"
    10:30-11:15 Axel Helbig - foryouandyourcustomers Trends, Methoden und Strategien für Handelsunternehmen in der Multichannel-Welt
    11:15-12:00 René Gräber und Andreas Schönecker - Scheer GmbH  Augmented Commerce - Innovative Ansätze im Multichannel
    12:00-13:00 Lunch  
    13:00-13:45 Professor Dr. Jürgen Steimle - Universität des Saarlandes Digitale Fabrikation von interaktiven Objekten
    13:45-14:30 Claudia Rivinius - STI Group Erfolgreiche Touchpoints am Point of Sale: Vernetzung der realen und digitalen Welt
    14:30-15:15 Miranda Derks - Symagic Vor lauter Wald den Baum nicht mehr sehen - Von Data zur Information
    15:15-16:15 Coffee break and Marketplace of Innovations  
    16:15-16:45 Dr. Marius Trouwborst - Philips Lighting, Research Attracting shoppers with dynamic light
    16:45-17:30 Frank Rehme - gmv GmbH Das Future City Langenfeld Projekt: Hier findet Zukunft Stadt!
    18:00 Dinner  

     Friday, 10.06.2016

    09:00-09:45 Prof. Dr. Antonio Krüger - Universität des Saarlandes, DFKI GmbH  Zukunftstechnologien für den Handel: das IRL 2.0
    09:45-10:30 Prof. Dr. Zary Segall - The Royal Institute of Technology Semantic Light
    10:30-11:15 Dr. Holmer Hemsen, DFKI GmbH Potenziale von Smart Data für den Handel
    11:15-11:45 Coffee break  
    11:45-12:30 Stefan Wolpert - Fraunhofer SCS JOSEPHS® - Die Service-Manufaktur: Wenn Kunden mitentwickeln
    12:30-13:15 Ralf Schienke - Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH Wie das Internet der Dinge den Handel verändert
    13:15 Conference closing and Light Lunch  



Dr. Gerrit Kahl
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