Blog archive

Popular tags

Disaster Management Aid Simulation 23.03.2017 Rene Reiter

In the wake of a disaster, natural or otherwise, a power outage can cause residual damage and hardships. To reduce the length of power outages, utility companies often have mutual aid agreements in place. Mutual aid agreements provide a mechanism to acquire emergency assistance quickly in the form of materials, equipment, personnel and other relevant services. There are many factors that drive the deployment of assistance during a disaster (i.e. distance, urgency, cost, extent of damage, etc.) To help utility companies make better, faster decisions, York University applied simulation modeling with AnyLogic software to manage the process of mutual assistance. Learn more via the case study or recorded presentations from AnyLogic Conference 2015.
» READ MORE

Creating a Personalized Experience at Athens’ Benaki Museum of Contemporary Art Exhibit 15.02.2017 Rene Reiter

The setup, or staging of an art exhibition requires significant time, collaboration, and conceptualization. The Ametria project completed by Luigi Manca and Roberto Grugni, Partners at Fair Dynamics Consulting in Milan, Italy deals with the staging of a contemporary art exhibition held at the Athens’ Benaki Museum. The general purpose of the exhibition was to set-up something original and astonishing, a maze-like area able to affect visitor’s mood, steering their feelings to create an entirely personal experience.
» READ MORE

Major City Evacuation Planning 28.06.2016 Rene Reiter

Disaster, whether manmade or natural, can have a catastrophic impact on a populated area. Sometimes, the disaster is so devastating that it requires a large-scale evacuation. As a result, evacuation plans have become a necessity. The Illinois-Indiana-Wisconsin Regional Catastrophic Planning Team looked to improve their plan and employed A, Kirby, J.E. Dietz, E. Matson, J. Pekny, and C. Wojtalewicz from the Department of Computer and Information Technology, Purdue University, and J. Pekny from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University to do so. This project's goal was to provide data on the optimal staff, materials, space and time resources required to operate a regional hub reception center, a “short-term facility with the goal to process and transport displaced survivors (evacuees) to temporary or permanent shelters following a catastrophic incident” (Bonabeau, 2002).
» READ MORE

AnyLogic in the News 20.06.2016 Rene Reiter

AnyLogic, utilized for active shooter scenario research by Adam Kirby, Ph D Student, and Dr. J. Eric Dietz, Professor at the Purdue Homeland Security Institute (PHSI), was showcased for the second time on WLFI - News 18 last Friday. Adam Kirby and Professor Dietz are using their work to encourage people to think scientifically versus emotionally when debating gun control. Watch the news clips.
» READ MORE

A modern alternative to simulation discovered? 09.10.2013 Stepan Egorov

To continue on the topic of pedestrian modeling: recently, I heard the news that the new terminal being built in the St. Petersburg airport will be tested using a free labor force, or in other words, volunteers. Actually, the volunteers will test the terminal’s operations and on-ground facilities by acting like passengers. It was interesting to find that the London Heathrow and Dubai airports are using this practice right now too. Here in St. Pete, they gathered more than 5,000 volunteers, to come to the terminal and walk around, jostle to check-in desks, race up the down-moving escalators, get bored in queues to passport controls, etc. I suspect that the volunteers will be watched by engineers, who will be counting the number of injuries per minute. That’s how airport authorities are going to see if everything is OK with the terminal.
» READ MORE

City Rail Transfer Hub Simulation 24.09.2013 Stepan Egorov

How can an overpopulated city fight traffic congestion? Examples from many current metropolitan areas show that, apart from subways and buses, city railways can greatly improve traffic situations. Probably the most famous city rail system is the S-Bahn in Germany. In North America, one of the more well-known examples is the BeltLine in Atlanta, Georgia.
» READ MORE

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!
» READ MORE

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.
» READ MORE