ITH 2017

  • For the 8th 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" (Innovative Technologies in Retail). The conference will be held on September 28th/29th 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 Marketplace 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 

  • Confirmed speakers:

    • Simone Alder (Digimarc Corporation)
    • Raimund Bau (SO1 GmbH)
    • Thorsten Hermes (Google Deutschland GmbH)
    • Wofgang Hiemisch (Globus SB-Warenhaus Holding GmbH und Co. KG) & Mark Pralle (Fabrik19 GmbH)
    • Martin Kowalczyk (Accenture Dienstleistungen GmbH)
    • Thomas Kubitza (Universität Stuttgart)
    • Peter Michels (REHAU AG + Co.)
    • Michael Reichelt (Emmasbox / open ideas GmbH)
    • Jörg Sandlöhken (Rewe Systems GmbH)
    • Christian Schulze (DFKI GmbH, Smarte Daten und Wissensdienste)
    • Michael Unmüßig (SES-imagotag Deutschland GmbH)


    More speakers and topics of talks will follow shortly.


    Thursday, 28.09.2017

    09:30-12:00 1st session of talks  
    12:00-13:00 Lunch break  
    13:00-15:15 2nd session of talks  
    15:15-16:15 Coffee break und Marketplace of Innovations  
    16:15-17:30 3rd session of talks  
    18:00 Dinner  

     Friday, 29.09.2017

    09:00-11:15 4th session of talks  
    11:15-11:45 Coffee break  
    11:45-13:15 5th session of talks  
    13:15 Closing of the event & Light Lunch  



Dr. Gerrit Kahl
Telefon: +49 (0)681 / 85775-2866