Modeling Smart Grids as Complex Systems Through The Implementation of Intelligent Hubs Jose Gonzalez de Durana, Oscar Barambones (University College of Engineering, University of the Basque Country); Enrique Kremers, Pablo Viejo (European Institute for Energy Research - EIFER). 7th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO), Funchal, Madeira (Portugal), June 15-18 2010.

The electrical system is undergoing a profound change of state, which will lead to what is being called the smart grid. The necessity of a complex system approach to cope with ongoing changes is presented: combining a systemic approach based on complexity science with the classical views of electrical grids is important for an understanding the behavior of the future grid. Key issues like different layers and inter-layer devices, as well as subsystems are discussed and proposed as a base to create an agent-based system model to run simulations.
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Object oriented simulation of Hybrid Renewable Energy systems focused on Supervisor Control Jose Maria Gonzalez de Durana, Oscar Barambones (Universidad del Pais Vasco). IEEE Int. Conf. on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation Proceedings of the IEEE Int. Conf. on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, Palma de Mallorca, 22/09/2009

With eyes focused on simulation the authors review some of the main topics of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems (HRES). Then they describe an Object Oriented model of a simple example of one of such systems, a micro-grid, oriented to designing a decentralized Supervisor Control. The model has been implemented using AnyLogic.
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Complete Agent Based Simulation of Mini-Grides J.M. Gonzalez de Durana, O. Barambones, Enrique Kremersy, and Pablo Viejo (Universidad del Paıs Vasco, European Institute for Energy Research - EIFER EDF and the University of Karlsruhe). Ninth IASTED European Conference on Power and Energy System, Palma de Mallorca, 07/09/2009

With eyes focused on simulation we review some of the main topics of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems (HRES). Then we describe an Agent Based model of a simple example of one of such systems, a micro-grid, oriented to designing a decentralized Supervisor Control. The model has been implemented using AnyLogic.
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A Complex Systems Modelling Approach for Decentralized Simulation of Electrical Microgrids Enrique Kremers and Pablo Viejo (European Institute for Energy Research - EIFER EDF and the University of Karlsruhe); Oscar Barambones and Jose Gonzalez de Durana (University College of Engineering University of the Basque Country). Engineering of Complex Computer Systems (ICECCS), 2010 15th IEEE International Conference on, 22-26 March 2010.

The structure and behavior of Electrical Grids share many of the properties of Complex Computer Systems, with microgrids and other decentralized electrical systems attached to them, so they can be interpreted as Systems of Systems. Furthermore, the evolution of the future electrical system will bring a higher degree of decentralization concerning specially production and control. To deal with this paradigm change, new models and tools are necessary. In this paper a model of an electrical microgrid is presented.
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A Generic Operational Simulation for Early Design Civil Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Benjamin Schumann, Jim Scanlan (School of Engineering Sciences University of Southampton); Kenji Takeda (Microsoft Research). Proceedings of the SIMUL 2011: The Third International Conference on Advances in System Simulation

Contemporary aerospace programmes often suffer from large cost overruns, delivery delays and inferior product quality. This is caused in part by poor predictive quality of the early design phase processes with regards to the operational environment of a product. This paper develops the idea of a generic operational simulation that can help designers to rigorously analyse and test their early product concepts. The simulation focusses on civil Unmanned Air Vehicle products and missions to keep the scope of work tractable.
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Modeling and simulation of container terminal logistics systems using Harvard architecture and agent-based computing Bin Li (Department of Economics and Management); Wen-feng Li (School of Logistics Engineering). Proceedings of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference.

As the highly complex logistics system, container terminal logistics systems play an increasingly important role in modern international logistics, and therefore their scheduling and decision-making process of much significance to the operation and competitiveness of harbors. In this paper, the handling, stacking and transportation in CTLS are regarded as a kind of generalized computing and compared with the working in general computer systems, whereupon the Harvard architecture and AnyLogic agent-based computing paradigm are fused to model the operational processing of CTLS, and the kernel thoughts in computer organization, architecture and operating system are introduced into CTLS to support and evaluate container terminal planning, scheduling and decision-making.
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An integrated pedestrian behavior model based on extended decision field theory and social force model Hui Xi, Young-Jun Son (The University of Arizona); Seungho Lee (Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.). Proceedings of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference.

The integrated pedestrian simulation model proposed in this paper allows us to develop a more realistic simulation of pedestrian behaviors at a shopping mall. In particular, consideration of vision of each individual allows us to mimic physical and psychological interactions among the people and the environment more realistically. Similarly, consideration of extended Decision Field Theory allowed us to represent human decision deliberation process. In addition, consideration of a rich set of attributes for the environment as well as people has allowed us to mimic a real shopping mall environment closely. The constructed simulation using AnyLogic software was utilized to conduct several experiments on performance of the mall and scalability of the proposed model.
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Wealth Distribution Evolution in an Agent-based Computational Economics Victor Romanov, Dmitry Yakovlev and Anna Lelchuk

The paperwork presented by Victor Romanov, Dmitry Yakovlev and Anna Lelchuk describes modification of wealth distribution among the customers. A simulation model created by them helps to analyze the following interrelated spheres, such as labour market, stock market, enterprise investment strategy, tax level.
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A simulation modeling approach for improving oral health outcomes of older adults Michael J. Widener, University at Buffalo

This interdisciplinary research focuses on improving the oral health of older adults as a means of enhancing their overall wellbeing and quality of life. Periodontal disease is a risk factor for other chronic illnesses, notably diabetes and cardiovascular disease. In order to identify policies that improve oral health for older adults, a dynamic modeling approach that considers community and individual level factors is utilized.
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Using simulation tools for strategic decision making Mark Paich. PricewaterhouseCoopers Technology Forecast 2010, Issue 1.

Dr. Mark Paich provides examples of Decisio’s success in using AnyLogic and other simulation tools to help executives at large enterprises make major transformation decisions.
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