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.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Waiman Cheung: email@example.com
Doctor Jerrel Leung: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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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)
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)
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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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