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AnyLogic Workshop for Actuaries

AnyLogic North America

Monday, November 3, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Friday, November 7, 2014 at 12:00 PM (CST)

AnyLogic Workshop for Actuaries

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Over four and one-half days, the AnyLogic Workshop for Actuaries will introduce actuaries and actuarial analytics professionals to agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS). The Workshop will include an intensive series of lectures and hands-on laboratories to introduce you to the ideas and tools of ABMS, and their application to complex business problems. Because the Workshop includes time for you to work on a special project and to obtain expert advice about it, you should bring a modeling project with you.

Who should attend:
Although many models demonstrated during the Workshop will be related to health system simulation, the Workshop is designed for all actuaries and all actuarial analytics professionals. There is a special 15 percent discount for each actuary and actuarial analytics professional attending as part of a team from one company.

The Workshop covers foundational material and has no prerequisites. However, it would be helpful for you to have basic Java programming knowledge. To this end, prior to the Workshop you should read Chapter 10 (Java for AnyLogic users) of Andrei Borshchev’s book titled “The Big Book of Simulation Modeling” from www.amazon.com. Also, you must bring your own laptop and a mouse to the Workshop. Prior to the Workshop, you should download AnyLogic Professional software.

AnyLogic software:
For ABMS development, the Workshop will use AnyLogic software. As a participant, you will receive a free six-month license for the professional version of AnyLogic simulation software. You will receive your six-month license key on the first day of the workshop.

Number of participants:
To maintain an optimal learning environment, the Workshop is limited to 15 participants.

Continuing professional development credit:
The Workshop may be suitable for up to 35 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) credit for actuaries. To determine the actual number of hours from the Workshop that you will be able to apply as credit, review the rules of the standard you are fulfilling. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to make a reasonable good-faith determination as to whether a continuing education event meets the requirements.

Alan Mills, FSA MAAA, has been a practicing actuary for over 30 years. His actuarial work has included health policy, health insurance, and pension consulting, for health insurance companies, international employers, and governments. He has also been active in actuarial research at the frontiers of actuarial science. Read his recent research about Complexity Science and ABMS and Simulating Health Behavior. Dr. Mills is also a family practice physician.

Dr. Andrei Borshchev is the CEO and co-founder of The AnyLogic Company. Since 1998 he has been leading the development of AnyLogic software, enabling it to be considered the standard for simulation in over 500 organizations worldwide. He has conducted hundreds of lectures, seminars and training sessions on simulation modeling in the USA, Canada, Europe, Russia, Australia, China, Korea, Japan, and South Africa. Andrei has also led numerous simulation based consulting projects across multiple markets including logistics, transportation, supply chains, defense, healthcare, manufacturing, and consumer market analysis.

Cost includes: 4.5 day training course, course materials, breakfast and lunch, six-month AnyLogic software license.

Agenda (subject to change):

Monday 9am-5pm (Breakfast (9am) and lunch (1pm) included)FSA

  • Workshop overview, introductions and orientation
  • Overview of agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS)
  • Review the structure of AnyLogic ABMS models
  • Prepare an ABMS design document and a development strategy
  • Set up an AnyLogic model

Tuesday 9am-5pm (Breakfast (9am) and lunch (1pm) included)

  • Code parameter inputs
  • Read Excel and Access file data
  • Code agents and behaviors
  • Code agent behavior schedules
  • Code agent communications
  • Code networks and GIS environments
  • Continue building your special project model

Wednesday 9am-5pm (Breakfast (9am) and lunch (1pm) included)

  • Develop AnyLogic charts
  • Analyze AnyLogic results
  • Set up optimization and sensitivity analysis experiments
  • Check and debug your model
  • Document your model
  • Continue building your special project model 

Thursday 9am-5pm (Breakfast (9am) and lunch (1pm) included)

  • Produce an independently executable model
  • Manage your project with version control
  • Integrate system dynamics and discrete event modeling
  • Continue building your special project model

Friday 9am-12pm (Breakfast only (9am))

  • Present special project model

Training location:

The workshop will be held at The Civic Opera Building, home of AnyLogic North America's Chicago office. The exact floor and room number of the training location are to be determined. You will receive correspondance via email when the floor and room number have been determined. The address of the training location is 20 N Wacker Dr. Chicago, IL 60606.

Travel details:

The training location is walking distance from both Ogilvie Transportation Center and Chicago Union Station. If you are flying in from Chicago O'Hare International Airport, a taxi will cost approximately $45, or take the CTA Blue line toward Forest Park for $2.25 (exit at the Clinton stop). If you are flying in from Chicago Midway International Airport a taxi will cost approximately $35, or take the CTA Orange Line toward the loop for $2.25 (exit at Quincy/Wells).


The following hotels are near the training location.

La Quinta Inn & Suites

Allegro Chicago

Hampton Majestic

 Additional information:

Food allergies or requirements, email rene@anylogic.com

Attire is business casual

Bring your laptop and a mouse

Download AnyLogic software prior to training course, http://www.anylogic.com/downloads: You will receive your six-month license key on the first day of the workshop.


Have questions about AnyLogic Workshop for Actuaries? Contact AnyLogic North America

When & Where

Civic Opera Building
20 N Wacker Dr.
Room TBD
Chicago, IL 60606

Monday, November 3, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Friday, November 7, 2014 at 12:00 PM (CST)

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AnyLogic North America

AnyLogic is the only simulation tool that supports Discrete Event, Agent Based, and System Dynamics Simulation. Our multi method simulation software provides solutions to complex challenges to many Fortune 500 companies face.
☛ AnyLogic - the first and only tool that brings together System Dynamics, Process-centric (Discrete Event), and Agent Based methods within one modeling language and one model development environment.

Why AnyLogic simulation software?

☛ Reduce development cost and time
☑ Significantly speeds up the development process
☑ Quickly incorporate pre-built simulation elements
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☛ Develop more models with one tool
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☑ Seamless integration of discrete & continuous simulations
☑ Java environment supports limitless extensibility including custom Java code, external libraries, and external data sources
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☑ A powerful experimental framework, built-in support for Monte Carlo simulations and advanced forms of optimization support a wide variety of simulation approaches

☛ Improve the visual impact of your models
☑ Animation functions allow the development of visually rich, interactive simulation environments
☑ Automatic applet creation allows users to quickly build simulations that can be broadly disseminated

☛ Run models anywhere
☑ Java environment supports Windows, Mac and Linux
☑ You don’t need a runtime license — one click & you generate a Java applet that allows users to run a model anywhere
☑ An AnyLogic model is completely separable from the development environment and can be exported as a standalone Java application

☛ Excellent Support and Consulting Services
☑ Unlimited detailed support to hard modeling questions
☑ Services range from training to model development 
We understand the importance of technology and innovation. 

This is why our software is modeled for your business needs. 

o AnyLogic’s visual development environment speeds up the process to provide a combination of solutions to complex challenges 

o Our team of technical consultants, business, and marketing professionals is here to assist you 
Contact Us Today: 
AnyLogic North America, LLC.
20 N Wacker Dr. Suite 2044 
Chicago, IL
Tel: 312-635-3344
Fax: 630-689-7299 
E-mail: america@anylogic.com

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