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University of Cologne and Jettainer win Finalist Prize for Combining Artificial Intelligence with Big Data

The project “Innovative Decision Support System (DSS) for ULD management” − a joint effort by Jettainer (a subsidiary of Lufthansa Cargo AG) and University of Cologne / Prof. Schoder & Team – win the Finalist Prize at the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Awards 2017. The presentation and ceremony took place March 16, 2017, in Abu Dhabi, at the 11th IATA World Cargo Symposium. The worldwide IATA Air Cargo Innovation Awards aims at encouraging new ideas to enrich customer experience and/ or to improve competitiveness of air logistics. 

The core of the innovation is a software solution, which Jettainer has developed in conjunction with the University of Cologne. The team from the University of Cologne headed by Professor Detlef Schoder, Department of Information Systems and Information Management, combines Artificial Intelligence with Big Data. The resulting software system significantly improves the management of the 95,000 Unit Load Devices (ULDs), i.e. containers and pallets, from 25 international airlines at about 500 airports around the globe.