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AnyLogic Featured in Rail Application Text Book 05.02.2016 Rene Reiter

The Handbook of Operations Research Applications at Railroads (International Series in Operations Research & Management Science) is the first book to offer a complete spectrum of the role that operations research has played and can play in the improvement of North American freight railroads. It explores how decisions are made at railroads, contains examples of the mathematical programming formulations to the complex problems, and provides insights into real-world applications. AnyLogic is featured in two chapters: Simulation of Line of Road Operations and Terminal Simulation written by Roger Baugher, who has worked to apply Operations Research tools to railroads for over 40 years as both a railroad employee and consultant (B. Patty, Preface). Roger was instrumental in the development of Algorithmic Blocking and Classification (ABC) while at Norfolk Southern, was the first recipient of the Railroad Applications Special Interest Group (RASIG) Award for his contributions to OR in the railroad industry and is a Franz Edelman Laureate. In addition to Norfolk Southern, Roger Baugher applied his understanding of network optimization approaches to various forms of the transportation organizations, such as BNSF, American Airlines, Pacer Stacktrain, Conrail where he played an integral part in developing the Conrail Network Analysis Model (CNAM)
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Automated Production Line Optimization: Case Study 26.01.2016 Stepan Egorov

Centrotherm Photovoltaics AG is a global supplier of technology and equipment for the photovoltaics, semiconductor, and microelectronics industries. The company needed to identify the best configuration of the automated production line and factory, to minimize costs and maximize throughput and reliability. Throughput and equipment utilization rate metrics were utilized to compare alternatives. Centrotherm needed to avoid possible bottlenecks in the material flow and optimize in-factory logistics. Also, management required taking into account casualties and stochasticity, for instance, the probability of scrap or how the factory would operate in case of equipment breakdowns. [...]
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Profit Maximizing Control Strategies in the Grape and Wine Industry 20.01.2016 Rene Reiter

Grapevine leafroll disease (GLRD) threatens the economic sustainability of the grape and wine industry in the United States and around the world. This viral disease reduces yield, delays fruit ripening, and affects wine quality. Shady S. Atallah, Miguel I. Gomez,Jon M. Conrad, and Jan P. Nyrop from the University of New Hampshire published a Plant-level, Spatial, Bioeconomic Model of Plant Disease Difussion and Control: Grapevine Leafroll Diseasse in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. The project examines the impact of alternative disease control strategies on distributions of bioeconomic outcomes and ranks them based on the vineyard expected net present values (ENPVs). Using simulation modeling them to analyze alternative disease control strategies that would not be possible using classical approaches.[...]
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IBM Project Published in Journal of Medical Systems and Recognized by the United States House of Representatives 11.01.2016 Rene Reiter

At the AnyLogic Conference 2014, Kyle Johnson, Global Business Services in Advanced Analytics and Optimization at IBM partnered with Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, presented a “Multi-Agent-Based Simulation of a Complex Ecosystem of Mental Health Care.” To date, the research paper was published in the Journal of Medical Systems and received the attention of the United States House of Representatives [1]. The project revolves around the housing cycle of the United State’s Severely and Persistently Mentally Ill (SPMI). An SPMI patient defines someone with a diagnosis of Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, or Major Depressive Disorder, and this group constitutes about 1.7% of the US population. To better understand the condition and possible improvements, IBM Global Research and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals used an agent-based approach to model the SPMI living situations over the second half of the 20th century.[...]
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Applying Simulation to the Oil and Gas Industry 07.01.2016 Rene Reiter

For any industry, adopting new technology can be costly both in time, and money. As most of you know, adopting simulation modeling is the way around making costly unnecessary changes and depleting human resources. New to the simulation and modeling concept as a decision-making and problem-solving tool, is the oil & gas industry. Alvaro Gil from Steam Systems Ltd. guides us through the implementation of simulation modeling, the data behind the models, bumps in the road, and ultimately the return on investment. Utilizing simulation and modeling to address oil & gas industry challenges, Stream Systems helps clients realize billions of dollars in cost-savings.[...]
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2016 AnyLogic 7 Training Course Schedule 04.01.2016 Rene Reiter

Incredible value, hands on learning! The AnyLogic 7 Training Course has been a staple for new AnyLogic users whether you’re an academic or commercial customer. Understanding the importance of the course and the benefits modelers have experienced Ilya Grigoryev, Head of Training Services made it his top priority to update the training content ensuring a world class program upon the release of AnyLogic 7, our newest version. Now is the best time to sign up for a course and become familiar with AnyLogic 7 capabilities. The course agenda includes an introduction to multimethod modeling and simulation, both by theory and demonstration getting you familiar with the AnyLogic software model development environment.
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AnyLogic 7.3 Beta Released 29.12.2015 Rene Reiter

AnyLogic 7.3 Beta is released and available for beta testing! The main new feature added is the Road Traffic Library. The Road Traffic Library allows you to simulate vehicle traffic on roads. The library supports detailed physical level modeling of vehicle movement. Each vehicle represents an agent that can have its behavioral patterns inside. The library allows the users to simulate: [...]
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Wishing You All the Best, from the AnyLogic Team! 22.12.2015 Rene Reiter

As we look back on an exciting 2015, we cannot help but feel honored and humbled by your continued support and contributions enabling AnyLogic to maintain our position as THE global leader in simulation modeling software. Our year was packed full of exciting moments! We released AnyLogic Personal Learning Edition (PLE) FREE to anyone who wants to learn Simulation Modeling. The AnyLogic Conference 2015 was another tremendous success built solidly on our user community willing to share their achievements and collaborate with colleagues. [...]
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WinterSim 2015 Follow-up 17.12.2015 Rene Reiter

The Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) is the premier international forum for disseminating recent advances in the field of system simulation. AnyLogic has been a staple at WSC since the year 2000 and due to our community of users and remain the only multi-method modeling and truly agent-based commercial simulation and modeling software. Thank you for making AnyLogic #1. AnyLogic’s presence at WinterSim was robust as usual spanning from vendor workshops, case study tracks, academic presentations, and networking events.
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Implementation of Complex High-Fidelity Terminal Simulation Models 10.12.2015 Rene Reiter

The design and development of a new tank terminal, an extension to an existing tank terminal, or the optimization of a current facility is a large undertaking. The typical project has to deal with numerous design challenges and design trade-offs. Simulation is the only effective way to understand how the various terminal components (tanks, manifolds, transfer lines, pipelines, etc.) interact and how they are affected by controllable and non-controllable events. At the AnyLogic Conference 2014, Allan Chegus, CEO, and Dumitru from Stream Systems, Ltd. demonstrated how simulation models can be used to increase throughput, improve operating efficiency, and reduce cost by avoiding unnecessary capital expenditures.[...]
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Experience AnyLogic at WinterSim 2015 04.12.2015 Rene Reiter

The premier simulation modeling event, WinterSim 2015 is just around the corner. There are multiple educational and networking opportunities during the Conference to experience AnyLogic, the industry leader in modeling and simulation technology. We look forward to seeing you at our workshop, one of our vendor tracks, or the Tuesday evening Networking Reception. Don't forget to stop by our booth (14 & 15) to learn about the end-of-year special offer. Our way of saying thank you for your continued support!
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AnyLogic Conference 2015: Follow-up 23.11.2015 Rene Reiter

The AnyLogic Conference 2015 was a great success due in large part by the community of users who attended, presented, instructed workshops, and took part in a networking experience like no other. Your continued support means so much to the AnyLogic team, and we thank you. As Andrei Borshchev, our CEO noted in his presentation, “Every year the AnyLogic Conference leaves us with a renewed drive to continue giving our users the most innovative simulation modeling technology on the market. Experiencing our users unique projects and results achieved is immeasurable in value.” PowerPoint Presentations are available on the Conference webpage for your review, and recorded video presentation will be available in early December. Check out our Conference photo album on Flickr or our Facebook page.[...]
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What’s new in AnyLogic? Benefits of the built-in database. 18.11.2015 Gregory Monakhov

Hi, everyone! You must have noticed that in the latest version of AnyLogic, AnyLogic 7.2, all models obtained a new object at the project tree — the Database object. What does this mean for developers? The built-in database feature helps to build the models that require a certain amount of external data for initialization and work. There are four primary benefits: 1. It removes extra connectivity layer between Excel/external DB and model. The database is now available in all editions, including free AnyLogic Personal Learning Edition. [...]
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What the Nobel Prize in Economics Means for (Agent-based) Simulation 16.11.2015 Rene Reiter

The latest winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, Angus Deaton is showcased in Ben Schuman’s blog from October 19th, 2015. Ben Schumann a senior modeler at decisionLab with a Ph.D. in Complex Systems Simulation. Moreover, as you know, Ben is a significantly experienced AnyLogic User, who works with diverse clients such as the MoD, Rolls-Royce or GSK. He handles project delivery from start to end, managing team members, and client communication. Typically, both economics researchers and mathematical modelers take into account certain parameters and the model outcomes are defined by the modeler. In the case of Deaton’s work and agent-based modeling, a different approach is used by defining individual behavior, and studying how it plays out.
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