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Workshops and Presentations at WinterSim 2014

Join Forio at the 2014 Winter Simulation Conference, December 7-10 in Savannah, GA. The Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) is the premier international forum for disseminating recent advances in the field of system simulation.

There are several opportunities to meet with Forio and with users of our platform.

  • Our workshop, Publish Your Simulation on the Web or Mobile, is on Sunday December 7 from 10am-noon.

    Abstract: Forio Epicenter makes your simulation available to hundreds of people within your organization through the browser or your tablet or phone. We will teach you how to create an easily accessible simulation where your colleagues, students or the public can enter decisions and see live updates of simulation results. Accounts can be password protected so that only users with permission see your simulation. We will start with an introduction to the platform and sample interactive online models that run on Epicenter. Then we will teach you how to get your simulation written in R, Python, Julia or other simulation languages on Epicenter to be shared with a few colleagues or thousands of people.

  • Our presentation, Creating and Publishing Online Simulations, is on Monday December 8 from 10:30am-noon.

    Abstract: See examples of online predictive analytics simulations and learn how to get your simulation running on the web in a free Forio Epicenter account. If you don’t have a model with you, you can use a sample model to produce an interactive web simulation. Epicenter supports simulations developed in R, Python, Julia, Vensim, Excel, and other languages.

    We will start with an introduction to the Forio platform. In the first part we will help you get your model on Forio’s servers. We’ll walk through the process of importing your model on the server. In the second half we’ll focus on creating an interactive user interface for your application. After the introduction, you will be able to work on your own. Forio will also provide a debrief on online simulations and suggest possible next steps for enhancing your own online tool.

  • We’ll be at the exhibition hall throughout the conference.

  • And if you want to hear third party discussion of our platform, Michael Fotta of GST, Inc. is presenting on Capacity Planning for Data Storage with Forio Simulate on Monday December 8 from 3:30-5pm as part of the Customizations to Simulation Software case studies panel.

    Abstract: Forio’s Simulate has been used to develop a capacity planning model enabling users to estimate media resources and costs to store data from a source into NOAA’s electronic repository, CLASS. The model has been designed to enable users — instead of the modeler — to largely control the simulation runs. In order to do this a number of challenges allowing more dynamic user control of a simulation had to be met. This paper describes how the modeling language and UI Designer were used to overcome these challenges.