TechTalk – Cyber-Physical Internet (CPI) for Cross-Border Logistics of Manufactured Products

All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Speaker: Professor George Q. HUANG, Chair Professor and Head of Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, HKU
Date: 6th October 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 4:30pm
Mode: Mixed
About the Tech Talk
All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Speaker: Professor George Q. HUANG, Chair Professor and Head of Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, HKU
Moderator: Professor Max Z.J. SHEN, Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Chair Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Faculty of Engineering (Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering) and Faculty of Business and Economics, HKU
Date: 6th October 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 4:30pm
Mode: Mixed (both face-to-face and online). Seats for on-site participants are limited. A confirmation email will be sent to participants who have successfully registered.
Language: English

The vision of “Cyber-Physical Internet (CPI)” is to establish a new paradigm for sending and receiving manufactured goods just like sending and receiving instant messages over the internet using online chatting platforms. Four innovations are critical to achieve this ultimate vision: (1) digitization architecture for entangling the flows of information and materials into one flow of cyber-physical objects for manufacturing and logistics operations; (2) network services for configuring local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN) and catchment area network (CAN); (3) value mechanisms to motivate and facilitate participation and collaboration between multiple stakeholders including shippers, carriers, forwarders; and (4) decision analytics for synchronized logistics planning, scheduling and execution. These innovations are based upon some fundamental breakthroughs of CPI routers and TCP/PIP protocols that are yet to be developed.

Registration
  • The tech talk “Cyber-Physical Internet (CPI) for Cross-Border Logistics of Manufactured Products” will be organized in the Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two (G/F, Run Run Shaw Building, HKU) on 6th October 2022 (Thursday), 4:30 pm.
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  • Seats are limited. Zoom broadcast is available if the seating quota is full. 
  • Registrants on the waiting list will be notified of the arrangement after the registration deadline (with seating/free-standing/other arrangement)
  • Please read the Campus Access and HKU Vaccine Pass (https://covid19.hku.hk/announcements/all/2022/04/13776/)
About the speaker

Professor George Q. HUANG

Professor George Q. Huang is Chair Professor and Head of Department in Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at the University of Hong Kong. He gained his BEng and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Southeast University (China) and Cardiff University (UK) respectively. He has conducted research projects in the field of Physical Internet (Internet of Things) for smart manufacturing, logistics and construction with substantial government and industrial grants. He has published extensively, and his research works have been widely cited in these areas. Research outcomes have been adopted for daily operations in collaborating / client companies with significant performance improvements. He serves/served as associate editors and editorial members for several major international journals. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Fellow of ASME, HKIE, IET, CILT and IISE, and senior member of IEEE.

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