Preface

In this course the students will learn the three main modeling and simulation techniques: Discrete Event Simulation, System Dynamics and Agent-Based Simulation. The course follows a rather modeling centric approach, where the main focus lies on developing models with the AnyLogic Multi-Method modeling and simulation software, rather than coding it from bottom up in a programming language. This allows for a deeper and quicker understanding of the three methods, how they are used and of the subtleties of computer simulation in general. The focus in the 1st semester is on Discrete Event Simulation and System Dynamics, with Agent-Based Simulation only briefly introduced as the latter one is the main focus of the 3rd semester course and project, where also implementation work has to be done by the students.

Timeline

This is the timeline of the 1st semester course Introduction to Computer Simulation

  1. Lecture Tuesday 22 Sep, 08:10 - 09:45
    • Preliminaries
    • Motivating Example
    • Simulation and Optimisation
    • Introduction
  2. Lecture Tuesday 29 Sep, 08:10 - 09:45
  3. Lecture Tuesday 6 Oct, 08:10 - 09:45
  4. Lecture Tuesday 13 Oct, 08:10 - 09:45
  5. Lecture Tuesday 27 Oct, 08:10 - 09:45
  6. Lecture Tuesday 3 Nov, 08:10 - 09:45
  7. Lecture Tuesday 10 Nov, 08:10 - 09:45
  8. Lecture Tuesday 17 Nov, 08:10 - 09:45
  9. Lecture Tuesday 24 Nov, 08:10 - 09:45
  10. Lecture Tuesday 1 Dec, 08:10 - 09:45
  11. Lecture Tuesday 15 Dec, 08:10 - 09:45
  12. Lecture Tuesday 22 Dec, 08:10 - 09:45
    • Continuous Simulation: Modeling Techniques
    • Exercise: -
  13. Lecture Tuesday 12 Jan, 08:10 - 09:45
  14. Lecture Tuesday 19 Jan, 08:10 - 09:45
  15. Lecture Tuesday 26 Jan, 08:10 - 09:45
    • Agent-Based Simulation: Modeling
    • Exercise: -

Assessment

Exercises