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Simulation as Decision Support SS 2017


The course Simulation as Decision Support gives an introduction into the field of discrete-event simulation. The basic principles of a simulation study will be discussed and explained using the software AnyLogic. In the practical part, the students will develop and conduct a small simulation study on a production or service process.

In order to successfully complete the course, students will have to present their simulation study and to submit a seminar paper. Regular attendance is mandatory.


The seminar is limited to 20 students. If you want to participate please send an E-Mail to with a current overview of your grades or a copy of your bachelor certificate attached. 
The registration period closes on, April 17th, 2017. Please note that the registration date is irrelevant for the selection process in case the participant limit is reached. Feedback is sent via Email until Tuesday, April 18th, 2017. 

Anylogic Software

For the practical lectures each student is requested to bring a laptop where Anylogic 8 (Personal Learning Edition) is already installed. Please download and install Anylogic 8.0.4 (for free) from the Anylogic website:

Course Schedule 

Introduction into Discrete Event Simulation (Theory)

Introduction into the Simulation Software Anylogic©
(Practical lecture)

Please bring your own laptop (!)



9:15 - 17:45

GD 303

Submission of the concept of your simulation study (via Moodle)


Presentation of your simulation model


9:15 - 17:45

GD 303

Final presentation of your projects


9:15 - 17:45

GD 303