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Optional Workshops at the AnyLogic Conference 2016

This year, the AnyLogic Conference offers three unique 1-hour workshops, two Wednesday morning and one dedicated to ALX on Thursday afternoon. Find workshop agenda below. Note, due to popular demand, you must register for the workshop to attend, we will not accept walk-ins. These workshops are held in conjunction with the AnyLogic Conference 2016; you must be registered for the Conference to attend the workshops. These are workshops; bring your laptop and mouse to follow along.


Wednesday, November 16th, 9:15-10:15 am
The Hidden Gems of AnyLogic
Benjamin Schumann, Ph. D., Senior Modeler at decisionLab

AnyLogic is an iceberg; 90% is hidden under the surface. The software boasts so many features that it is hard to keep track (let alone master them all). In this workshop, we will step back and revisit some hidden gems of AnyLogic that are easy to miss or forget. However, they can massively improve your modeling skills and end results. We will build a simple simulation model of the AnyLogic Conference (capacity TBA), that employs a number of these hidden gems, such as:

  • the magic lightbulb and how to interpret it
  • code complete & good naming conventions
  • the power of agent links
  • organize your model with Option Lists
  • tell your story with custom charts
  • do-it-yourself with custom experiments

About the Instructor: decisionLab designs and builds custom models and decision-support tools that help their clients to make evidence-based strategic, tactical and operational decisions. Benjamin, a significantly experienced AnyLogic user, works with diverse clients such as the MoD, Rolls-Royce, and GSK. He handles project delivery from start to end, managing team members, and client communication. Benjamin Schumann holds a Ph.D. in Complex Systems Simulation and developed an advanced aerospace design simulation model for the early design phase. It was applied for designing several real unmanned aircraft (the first 3D-printed aircraft on the planet), see New Scientist. Ben enjoyed a thorough training in simulation modeling thanks to his Grad School on Complex Systems Simulation.


Wednesday, November 16th, 10:30-11:30 am
A Journey Through the Latest Version
Andrei Borshchev, CEO of The AnyLogic Company and Nikolay Churkov, Head of Development at The AnyLogic Company

Take a journey through the newest version of AnyLogic with two of the masterminds behind AnyLogic as your guide. The workshop includes comprehensive how-tos for features of the newest version. We will update the workshop agenda with specifics, closer to the conference.


Thursday, November 17th, 3:00-4:00 pm
anyLogistix - Every Supply Chain is Unique, Capture Yours!
Timofey Popkov, Co-owner and Director of Business Development, The AnyLogic Company

anyLogistix is the only multimethod software for supply chain optimization, network design, and analysis. anyLogistix combines traditional analytical optimization approaches together with innovative simulation technologies offering six powerful methods that coincide to describe your supply chain with a greater level of detail. This approach empowers you with the tools for a more comprehensive analysis to give you a competitive edge with your supply chain optimizations. In this workshop, you will see how the product works and gain knowledge of the latest version updates using a hands-on approach.

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