An intensive business applications-oriented introduction to agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS) based on Michael North and Charles Macal’s book Managing Business Complexity: Discovering Strategic Solutions with Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation (Oxford 2007). The first half of the course will focus on ABMS concepts from the perspective of company managers and analysts. The second half of the course will focus on ABMS implementation from the perspective of company software developers and will include extensive hands-on exercises. Participants are invited to attend the first session, the second session, or both depending on their interests. Business Network Members are invited to attend the course at a reduced rate.
Held on May 20-24, 2013 at Argonne, IL. Co-organized by SFI Business Network and Argonne National Laboratory.
For more info and registration please visit the ABMS Course Page
In view of the epochal changes in the US healthcare system already underway as a result of the Affordable Care Act, this Topical Meeting is a roll-up-your-sleeves working group to address the questions: What kind(s) of model(s) of the US healthcare system do business, government, the consumer, and the healthcare system itself want and need? What are the desired level (or levels) of granularity for particular stakeholders and particular needs? Are there the interest, capability, and support among SFI Business Network members and their collaborators to embark upon one or more such modeling efforts? The keynote speaker will be noted healthcare expert Stephen Hyde, author of "Cured! The Insider's Handbook for Health Care Reform". Stephen has been a public company CEO and board member of numerous health care companies, as well as a federal managed care regulator, insurance expert, medical group CEO, actuary, consultant, and entrepreneur.
held at The MITRE Corporation, McLean VA
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