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Smart Logistics Datathon 2024

The Smart Logistics Datathon 2024 (“the Datathon”), organised by the Asian Institute of Supply Chains & Logistics (AISCL) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), took place successfully at Hong Kong Cyberport on 1st to 4th April. To provide the younger generation with early exposure to logistics-related entrepreneurship and innovation, and to cultivate their interest in modern logistics, the Datathon aims to inspire participants to develop innovative applications and solutions related to smart logistics using big data analytics. It supports the Hong Kong government’s strategy of promoting digitalisation and the development of smart logistics, and of rebranding the modern logistics industry as "Smart, Innovative, High-end" under the "Action Plan on Modern Logistics Development" promulgated in October 2023. The Datathon is financially supported by the newly launched Logistics Promotion Funding Scheme, part of the Hong Kong government’s Maritime and Aviation Training Fund.

This year, 20 teams from 20 different top universities in Asia, including from Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Indonesia, mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, were selected as the finalists among over 50 teams who entered. In addition, AISCL extended the Datathon’s reach to local secondary schools for the first time, selecting 10 teams to form a Secondary School League. A total of 82 students successfully completed the Datathon.

Before the 35-hour non-stop competition, participants were provided with training workshops on data analytics tools sponsored by Amazon Web Services Hong Kong (AWS), as well as site visits to a range of large-scale logistics infrastructure around Hong Kong International Airport and talks from logistics industry leaders. These activities further promoted Hong Kong’s status as an international logistics hub and brought out the potential of the city’s modern logistics industry.

For the winners list and highlights of the event, please refer to the Datathon website.


Related news of the event:

   - Press Releases & School News by CUHK

   - Press Releases / Social Media posts by HKSAR Government

   - Other Media Coverages


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Updated Report on Sustainable Development for Hong Kong Logistics Industry

The Institute has recently conducted a follow-up study on "Sustainable Development for the Hong Kong Logistics Industry", which was previously completed in 2014. For more information about the study, please refer to the link here.

Updated report (available in English only):

Full Report


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GS1 Hong Kong Summit 2022

As one of the most influential industry events in the region, the Summit has engaged 10,000+ business leaders across industries over the years. Themed “The Future is Now : Enabling Growth through “IDD” (Innovation, Disruption, Digital Transformation)” this year, it is expected that 1500 C-suite executives, entrepreneurs, corporates, SMEs and policymakers will join physically or virtually to explore how businesses of all sizes can digitally transform into a future-ready business, as well as the latest business innovations in 2022 and beyond.

The Asian Institute of Supply Chians & Logistics is delighted to support GS1 Hong Kong for the grand event. For further details are available at the GS1 HK Summit offical website.


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Hong Kong ICT Awards 2019 - Smart Mobility Grand Award


The "IoT-Augmented Airfield Service System (AS2)", a joint project between Center of Cyber Logistics, Airport Authority Hong Kong and ubiZense, has won the Smart Mobility Grand Award in the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2019.  It proposes the development of an airfield service system to actively deliver a view of the overall real-time apron operation status to relevant stakeholders such as ramp handling operators, airlines and airfield services. Their synergised cooperation can ensure attainment of the BAP key performance index to alleviate potential flight delays and, importantly, passenger dissatisfaction with unnecessarily long baggage-waiting times. IoT-augmented analytics services are accordingly made available to keep stakeholders informed of the current status and alert them to incidents or potential problem areas.  Analytics services can be descriptive, presenting a personalised view of resource utilisation at a given point of interest or service, or predictive, providing a best effort to look ahead in a specific operational area, such as resource assignment, and offer a scenario forecast for consideration of the best next action.


Related News:

Smart Move on the Airfield

HK ICT Awards

21st Century Economic Report

TVB News

HK Economic Times

Sing Tao Daily

Oriental Daily News

Sky Post



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IoT-augmented Hospitality Service System

The Asian Institute of Supply Chains & Logistics (AISCL) is jointly working with the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) and ubiZense to deliver Smart Technological Solution for hotels. The tri-party collaboration offers hotels with cutting edge technological knowledge prowess. The School of Hotel and Tourism Management has experience in researching the complex requirements of the tourism industry in Hong Kong and Asia. The Asian Institute of Supply Chains & Logistics is specialized in researching the advancement of technological know-how for SCM and logistics industry. ubiZense is an IT company with expertise in IoT implementation and big data analytics.

The hotel industry is rapidly growing and yet the industry is faced with a shortage in manpower. It is imperative that the operational efficiency hotels must increase to keep up with the increasing demand. The purpose of offering an IoT-augmented Hospitality Service System is to free hotel employees from mundane tasks and allow them to better service guests.

We mainly leverage IoT to automatically capture data and AI-enabled data analytics to offer management insight. This allows hotels to gain a better understanding of customer behavior, e.g. effective targeted marketing, and operational processes, e.g. are back of house operations completed in a timely manner. The aim is to elevate the hotel guest experience with a seamless and personalized service.


Contact us at:

Professor David Chan: david.chan@cuhk.edu.hk

Professor Waiman Cheung: wcheung@cuhk.edu.hk

Doctor Jerrel Leung: jerrelleung@ubizense.com


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Smart Airport – Technovation Conference and Exhibition 2018

AISCL was invited to pariticipate in the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) Smart Airport – Technovation Conference and Exhibition held on 28-29 November 2018 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.


The theme of the event this year was "Internet of Things". The Center of Cyber Logistics of AISCL showcased the IoT Augmented Airfield Service System (AS2).  Mr. Nicholas Yang, GBS, JP, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, and Professor Raymond So, BBS, JP, Under Secretary for Transport and Housing visited the AISCL booth and listened to the introduction on the AS2.


AS2 is a contract research project with the Airport Authority Hong Kong.  It proposes the development of an airfield service system to actively deliver a view of the overall real-time apron operation status to relevant stakeholders such as ramp handling operators, airlines and airfield services.


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Smart City Datathon 2018

The Smart City Datathon 2018, organized by the Asian Institute of Supply Chains & Logistics (AISCL), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, was successfully held on 12th to 14th October 2018 at Cyberport, Hong Kong.  The Datathon is designed to inspire innovation in the development of creative applications, business models and smart city concepts through Big Data Analytics. It attracted over 70 teams of university full-time students registered.  20 teams were chosen as finalists. The total 59 students were coming from 24 universities located in Mainland China, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia and Hong Kong.  After 35 hours hardworking, each team used 10 minutes to present their works to a panel of six judges.


We wholeheartedly thank the sponsorship from the VariFlight, Cyberport Management Co. Ltd., Amazon Web Services, Airport Authority Hong Kong, HGC Global Communications, GrandTech Cloud Services, Juniper Networks, SiS International Ltd., and the Sino-US Global Logistics Institute of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. We also thank the support from the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, The HKSAR Government, and the Smart City Consortium.


The winners are:

Champion:Cat Eye Siblings (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen)

1st Runner-up:HyperLinks Ltd (Zhejiang University)

2nd Runner-up:Alpha (The University of Hong Kong)

Honorable Mention:

AirBuster (Hang Seng Management College and The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Hello Hong Kong (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, National Taiwan University, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

Halimah (Monash University and Lincoln University)


More news on the event:


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Video Analytics for Resource Management won Gold Award

April 2018

Congratulations!! The project “Video Analytics for Resource Management” sponsored by Asian Institute of Supply Chains & Logistics and Hong Kong R&D Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management Enabling Technologies won the Gold Medal at 46th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva in 2018.  The developed system "Resource Monitoring and Management using Video Analytics" is now used by Hong Kong International Airport for trolley monitoring and management.



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