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Fundamentals and In-Depth Training in San Jose, CA 24.09.2013 Scott Hebert

AnyLogic North America had another successful training. In San Jose, over a dozen students representing commercial interests from marketing and epidemiology to semiconductor manufacturing and behavioral modeling, learned how to apply AnyLogic’s unique multimethod modeling capability to their business problems. Users of all three modeling methods – System Dynamics, Discrete Event, and Agent Based modeling – were represented. Many interesting discussions occurred regarding when to use which method, and the networking among the students yielded excellent benefits for both students and ALNA.
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Worldwide Simulation Modeling Student Competition 16.09.2013 Alena Beloshapko

Take part in Simulation Modeling Student Competition and win an iPad! Participer dans la compétition en AnyLogic modélisation. Gagner un iPad! Nehmen Sie teil an in unserem Modellier-Wettbewerb für Studenten. Gewinne ein iPad! 学生モデリング競技会でIpadを勝ち取る! 仿真竞赛获胜者奖励Ipad一部
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The last (and the biggest) chapter of “The Big Book” available online 10.09.2013 Andrei Borshchev

In the chapter "Agent based modeling. Technology overview", we present an overview of the technologies and techniques used in agent based modeling. Agent based models are very diverse in architecture, behavior types, number of agents, space types and so on. Other modeling methods (discrete event and system dynamics) are often used inside and outside agents. Although there is no special or standard language for agent based modeling, there are “design patterns” that are common to many agent based models. The chapter includes example models described in the step-by-step manner: Air Defense System, Wildfire (featuring combined discrete-continuous space), and also some discrete space classics: Schelling Segregation and Conway’s Game of Life.
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Can one make precise forecasts of consumer behavior? 05.09.2013 Sergey Suslov

Many people, who are interested in sales forecasting, are familiar with the book Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely. The abstract of the book states: “Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways. From drinking coffee to losing weight, from buying a car to choosing a romantic partner, we consistently overpay, underestimate, and procrastinate. Yet these misguided behaviors are neither random nor senseless. They're systematic and predictable—making us predictably irrational.” The irrationality of human decisions is the basis of behavioral economics. Predictably Irrational, and many other books, give many examples which argue the idea of consumer rationality. Businesses are irrational too, as they are guided by human beings.
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AnyLogic North America Attends Agent-Based Modeling Bootcamp for Health Researchers 27.08.2013 John Yedinak

AnyLogic North America was to take part in Dr. Nate Osgood’s 3rd Annual Agent-Based Modeling Bootcamp for Health Researchers last week at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, SK, Canada. Dr. Osgood’s platform of choice is AnyLogic for many reasons, not least the graphical nature of the editor, the excellent support offered by The AnyLogic Company, and the software’s multimethod capabilities. The bootcamp was attended by roughly 25 people, most of them academicians, with a high proportion of them interested in epidemiology. However, according to Dr. Osgood, a large proportion of attendees indicated that multimethod modeling was an item of high interest to them, and he adjusted the course content accordingly.
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AnyLogic 7 Alpha Version Released 14.08.2013 Stepan Egorov

This alpha version is not intended as an official release and will not be distributed publicly. However, AnyLogic users will get an opportunity to get a glimpse of it at any of the upcoming events the AnyLogic Company is going to take part in. For example, the first unofficial presentation will be made at the Agent-Based Modeling Bootcamp for Health Researchers on August 19-24, in Saskatoon, Canada. You are also welcome to reach us at other events to see the alpha version! The final official release of AnyLogic 7 will be available in winter 2013. Stay tuned!
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Times Square Outdoor Advertising Effectiveness Model Chosen! 09.08.2013 Stepan Egorov

The winner of the simulation modeling contest, organized by The AnyLogic Company on RunTheModel.com, has been decided. Alex Shcherbyna, from the Ukraine, won with his Times Square Outdoor Advertising Effectiveness model. His model is a presentation of simulation for an outdoor advertising estimation in the media planning industry. In an interview, Alex tells us how he got this far.
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¿Quiere estudiar AnyLogic? ¡Tenemos un curso en español para usted! 06.08.2013 Stepan Egorov

A new Spanish web course featuring AnyLogic available: "Multimethod simulation for business".
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Choose the Winner of the Modeling Contest! 02.08.2013 Stepan Egorov

The contest for building the best simulation model using AnyLogic is now over. Now we need your help to decide the winner! Vote for your favorite model by going to our LinkedIn or Facebook community, and tell us why you think your candidate deserves the prize!
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AnyLogic North America at the International Conference of the System Dynamics Society 01.08.2013 John Yedinak

AnyLogic North America participated in the 31st International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Cambridge, Massachusetts USA, July 21 – July 25, 2013. The conference brought together people from around the world to share important research and application results to build the community of those active in the field of Systems Dynamics. Since SD is one of the main modeling methods in AnyLogic 6 (along with Agent based and Discrete Event modeling), this conference was a great chance for AnyLogic North America to expand the modeling horizons of SD community. As one of the Key Sponsor of the event, our logo and company information was prominently displayed across the venue.
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