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AnyLogic 7 in Three Days, Portuguese Translation - FREE 23.05.2016 Rene Reiter

AnyLogic 7 in Three Days, the first practical textbook on AnyLogic 7 from AnyLogic developers, has a Portuguese version available to download at no cost to you. The book is written by Ilya Grigoryev, Head of Training at AnyLogic and the author of AnyLogic documentation and AnyLogic training courses. Consider this, your first step in learning AnyLogic software. The book is structured around three examples: a consumer market model, an epidemiology model, and an airport model. Some theory behind all three modeling methods is also provided in the book. Through reading the book and completing the exercises, you will create models of pedestrians and discrete events using business process flowcharts, draw diagrams of stock and flow, and build agent-based models. On the Portuguese landing page, also find additional learning material. A recorded webinar is available (in English) that focuses on key new AnyLogic 7 features: extending GIS maps by adding additional shapefiles, converting shapefiles into GIS routes, and the Fluid Library.
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Dr. J. Eric Dietz Using AnyLogic for Purdue Homeland Security Institute Projects 17.05.2016 Rene Reiter

It is my pleasure to introduce Dr. J. Eric Dietz Director of Purdue Homeland Security Institute (PHSI) and share with you the programs he has driven to success, as he is a long-time user and advocate of AnyLogic and agent-based modeling. Since retiring as Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Army in 2004, Dr. Dietz’s list of accomplishments is overwhelming in the fields of homeland security, public safety, risk management, critical infrastructure protection, and emergency planning for both Purdue University and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.
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Using Simulation to Tackle Added Constraints on a Complex Earthmoving and Construction Project 11.05.2016 Rene Reiter

Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) is the largest construction company in the Middle East and ranks #18 internationally. Its portfolio includes oil and gas plants, refineries and petrochemical facilities, pipelines, power and desalination plants, light industries, water and sewage treatment plants, airports and seaports, heavy civil works, dams, reservoirs and distribution systems, road networks and skyscrapers. CCT International (CCT) is the primary technology provider for CCC since 1998. CCT also develops and markets solutions for the construction industry with clients all over the world.
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AnyLogic 7.3.2 Released! 02.05.2016 Rene Reiter

In addition to critical bug fixes, version 7.3.2 contains the following improvements: - AnyLogic PLE no longer requires an activation key. Removing the activation key is meant for easier installation in a classroom with a large number of computers. There is no need to wait for, and enter an activation key, just download and run! - USB key (dongle) is fully functional on the Mac OS. - University Researcher now has a server license allowing for team licenses at the University Researcher level. - Starting with the next version, updates will take place in "silent" mode, and will be available in one click (except PLE).
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Identify and Evaluate Dog Population Management Strategies 26.04.2016 Rene Reiter

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there are more than 200 million stray dogs worldwide and that every year, 55,000 people die from rabies while another 15 million receive post-exposure treatment to avert the deadly disease (http://www.naiaonline.org, 2011). The International Companion Animal Management Coalition held their 2nd International Conference on Dog Population Management in Istanbul, Turkey March 3-5th, 2015. The Conference aims to promote awareness, discussions and information sharing on Dog Population Management (DPM)). Other primary goals are to provide effective and humane DPM strategies to reduce the incidence of zoonoses, disease of animals which are communicable to humans (http://www.dogpopulationmanagement2015.org/home.html, 2015.
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anyLogistix Version 2.0, Released! 14.04.2016 Rene Reiter

We have released the second version of anyLogistix - a new tool for optimizing supply chains and logistics networks. What is anyLogistix? anyLogistix (ALX) - the only multimethod software for supply chain optimization. ALX combines traditional analytical methods of optimization and innovative simulation technology. The combination of different technologies allows you to model and analyze the supply chain, at any level of detail, therefore, finding more effective ways to improve. Who is anyLogistix made for? Companies with large and complex supply chains (i.e. manufacturers, distributors, retailers and logistics providers) can take advantage of anyLogistix. Implementation of ALX is carried out by our partners,consulting companies. [...]
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Road Traffic Simulation for City Planning: New AnyLogic Library in Action! 07.04.2016 Stepan Egorov

When planning new transfer hubs, developers need to verify the stations would provide expected passenger capacity, while city authorities have to learn how building a station would affect traffic in the area and public transfer load. Simulation modeling is a perfect instrument for solving such challenges. We covered, in a past blog, one of the models built for the Moscow Ring Railway project, passenger flow simulation at Cherkizovo transfer hub, where a station layout was tested at peak passenger loads. The project we are going to discuss today is another model of Moscow public transport system. We will talk about automobile traffic flow research at the transport hub of Volokolamskaya, done by ITS Consulting. [...]
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The Modeling Religion Project 05.04.2016 Rene Reiter

Since the 1940’s, simulation and modeling has been used to study, problem-solve and make decisions, to enable a risk-free environment for testing systems in nearly all industries. However, Religion is rarely if ever studied using modeling and simulation, until now. The Modeling Religion Project (MRP) began July 1st, 2015. A collaboration between the Institute of Bio-Cultural Study of Religion (IBCSR), and the Virginia Modeling, Simulation & Analysis Center (VMASC), and “an ambitious attempt to connect the sciences of modeling and simulation (M&S) with the scientific study of religion (SSR).”
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Hands-on Dynamic Modeling for Health - Five Day Training with Nate Osgood 31.03.2016 Rene Reiter

Professor Nate Osgood, an international expert in teaching and researching systems science and data science in health will be holding a 5 day workshop in Sydney, Australia, May 9-13th. The five-day intensive hands-on workshop will provide training in developing, testing and using dynamic simulation modelling methods in a wide range of health areas, including many practical examples relevant to participants’ interests. Application areas include public health prevention, policy and health economic models addressing efficiency, effectiveness and equity, social determinants of health, infectious and food-borne disease, chronic disease management, mental health, hospital and health service networks, workforce and interfaces among care sectors.
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Minimizing Gridlock and Improving Public Safety During an Emergency Evacuation 21.03.2016 Rene Reiter

In any evacuation scenario, congestion is what restricts the ability of people (cars) to move away from danger. We’re all familiar with typical rush hour, which impedes the mobility of individual vehicles and significantly slows the overall flow of traffic. This phenomenon is compounded by events of mass mobilization, such as during an evacuation due to a hurricane or other event. In an evacuation all traffic is essentially trying to leave via two or three major highways, which quickly become completely gridlocked. One of the oldest and largest independent, non-profit, applied research and development organizations in the US sought to understand the system-level effects on traffic during an evacuation event when some percentage of the vehicles within the traffic system were connected via a communication mechanism, such as a smartphone or a dedicated short range communication (DSRC) radio, which is the type of device required for the USDOT connected vehicle program.
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How to Set Up Intuitive Model Navigation in AnyLogic 16.03.2016 Rene Reiter

The data that goes in, the art of model building and the results you receive are of course crucial aspects of your model. However, more often than not, the person building the model will not be the one utilizing it long-term. Presenting your model to stakeholders requires your model to be easily understandable and simple to navigate for the simulation and modeling novice. Ben Schumann, Senior Modeler at DecisionLab, an AnyLogic authorized Distributor in the UK, has shared some quick tips on “How to Set Up Intuitive Model Navigation in AnyLogic.”
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Improve Public Transit Bus Rider Satisfaction 14.03.2016 Rene Reiter

In public transport, bus bunching refers to a group of two or more transit vehicles (such as buses or trains), which were scheduled to be evenly spaced running along the same route, instead running in the same location at the same time, according to Wikipedia. Dave Sprogis, Volunteer Software Developer, and Data Analyst in Watertown, MA noticed a constant complaint from residents about bus service provided by the MBTA. On a route that advertises a bus “every 10 minutes or less” during rush hour, waits were frequently more than 30 minutes, sometimes an hour! As you probably assume, buses do not start out bunched — they start out evenly spaced according to the schedule that deploys them. However, as the buses run the route, some run a little faster while others run a little slower. There is variability in traffic lights, pedestrian crossings, numbers of passengers loading and unloading, or even differences in driver pace.[...]
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Israeli Seminars, Next Week! 10.03.2016 Rene Reiter

Official AnyLogic Distributor, Techenware will be hosting multiple seminars over a two-day period in Tel Aviv, March 15th, and 16th, 2016. Along with Techenware, our CEO, Andrei Borshchev and many simulation modeling professionals will lead a seminar on supply chain management, a healthcare systems seminar and a meeting regarding systems engineering. Isreali Supply Chain Management Association Seminar Time: March 15, Tuesday, 08:30 -12:40. Location: Krypton Green Village, suburb of Tel Aviv. Organized by ISCMA. Healthcare Systems Optimization Seminar Time: March 15, Tuesday, 15:30-18:15. Location: Azrieli center, Tel Aviv.
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AnyLogic 7.3.1 Released 09.03.2016 Rene Reiter

Consistent with our usual practice, shortly after releasing 7.3, we have released 7.3.1, a cleaner version with bug fixes and small improvements. Our goal is to make the process of upgrading to the newest version as seamless as possible and to remove any possible barriers. If you haven't yet, proceed in downloading 7.3.1.
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