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Agent Based Modelling: What, When & Where

  Ref. 467  
  David Buxton (DSE Consulting Ltd)
  28 - 29 November 2017, Birmingham
  £1,250 + VAT Members
  £1,350 + VAT Non-members
  Hands-on course


   Foundation NA

This is a practical course for system analysts and managers aimed at developing expertise in agent-based modelling and simulation (ABMS). During the course participants will learn the basic concepts of ABMS, how to develop and implement agent-based simulation models, and how to interpret the model outputs. A case study will illustrate the step-by-step application of the agent-based simulation modelling techniques. On the second day participants will have the opportunity to discuss their own simulation project plans and also gain some practical experience by developing an agent-based simulation models from scratch (under guidance from the trainers).

You’ll learn when and why to use each of the three main modelling paradigms (DES, SD & ABMS); Agent design and modelling architecture principals; why and where Agents add ‘new’ insights when compared to traditional simulation approaches; what data is needed and what you can do when it’s not available; introduction to ABMS in AnyLogic and an overview of the other software packages available.

You’ll learn:

  • a new approach to solve complex business problems that is regularly discussed as the future of simulation
  • what an ‘agent-based model’ actually is, and gain practical experience of putting together an Agent-based model
  • how to exploit the huge volumes of new data available to add extra level of model granularity
  • how models can be used to convince senior managers of the potential benefits of a transformation project
  • the difference between good, bad and dangerous models

If you are interested in further information, have any requirements (e.g. an alternative course date), or have difficulty booking a course online then please contact Jennie Phelps. It is recommended that courses are booked online. If this is not possible, then please print off, fill and fax or post the Training Course Booking Form.

Jennie Phelps   Address:  The OR Society, Seymour House, 12 Edward Street, Birmingham, B1 2RX, UK
  Tel: +44 (0)121 233 9300
  Fax: +44 (0)121 233 0321