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Research Areas:

   Energy, Environment, and

   National and Homeland

   Infrastructure Assurance

   Emergency Preparedness

   Social Dynamics

   Policy Analysis

Core Capabilities:

   Systems Analysis

   Modeling, Simulation, and

   Complex Adaptive Systems

   Decision Support and Risk

   Information Sciences

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  • ARG-US Video Argonne/DOE ARG-US
    Radio Frequency
    Identification Technology

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  • Rethinking Energy: Leah Guzowski's TED-x talk
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  • Wolfram AwardHonor awarded to DIS's Chick Macal

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  • Introduction to EISPC video Click picture for video >>
  • Excellence in Teaching Award
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  • Energy Zones Study for Eastern Interconnection A web-based mapping tool that enables users to identify potential clean energy resource areas within the
    Eastern Interconnection has been publicly released. The interactive EZ Mapping Tool allows energy planners
    and other stakeholders to analyze energy resource availability data and apply various screening factors to
    identify areas conducive for developing clean power generation.

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  • Modeling and Analysis of Value of Advanced Pumped Storage Hydropower in the U.S. In April 2012 a project team led by Argonne National
    Laboratory began a collaborative research project on
    improving the high-resolution computer modeling and
    simulation of advanced pumped-storage hydropower
    (PSH) facilities.

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  • arg-us_2013_featureCase Study: Argonne's ARG-US RFID
    is the 2013 Winner of the Active
    RFID Contest conducted by the
    Association for Automatic
    Identification and Mobility (AIM)
    RFID Experts Group.

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  • Wind Turbine Farm To improve wind power forecasting and its use in power system
    and electricity market operations Argonne National Laboratory
    has assembled a team of experts in wind power forecasting,
    electricity market modeling, wind farm development, and power
    system operations.

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  • Leah Guzowski DIS's Leah Guzowski has been getting a lot of well-deserved
    attention lately, including recognition by the White House
    Women's Leadership Summit on Climate and Energy, a Building
    Design + Construction "40 under 40" award, and a feature in
    the Laboratory's Employee Spotlight!

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  • Argonne's ABMS tutorials remain popular resources At the 2005 Winter Simulation Conference, Argonne researchers
    Charles Macal and Mike North gave a popular tutorial on
    agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS). Seven years later,
    their talk remains a valuable resource to the modeling community,
    recently reemerging as the conference website's most popular
    download over the past six weeks.

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ARG-US 6-minute video8 Leah Guzowski TED-x Talk9 Wolfram Award11 Introduction to EISPC video10 Excellence in Teaching Award12 Energy Zones Study for Eastern Interconnection3 Modeling and Analysis of Value of Advanced Pumped Storage Hydropower in the U.S.4 2013 Winner of the Active RFID Contest-us_2013_feature2 Wind Turbine Farm5 Leah Guzowski is one of the Building Design + Construction (BD+C) 40 under 40 award winners.1 Argonne's ABMS tutorials remain popular resources6


Training and Conferences

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Managing Aging Effects on Dry Cask Storage Systems for Extended Long-Term Storage and Transportation of Used Fuel

The Decision and Information Sciences Division hosts numerous training courses, conferences, and many other seminars throughout the year.

Introductory Agent-Based Modeling Workshop - May 19-23, 2014

This introductory agent-based modeling (ABM) workshop offers an interactive environment that allows participants to learn ABM and explore how it might be applied to solve problems that interest them. An intensive series of facilitated discussions and guided, hands-on laboratories are used to encounter the foundational ideas and tools of ABM and their application to answering questions relevant to the participants. The free and open source Repast Simphony ReLogo ( software will be used during the workshop. The workshop's structure follows Michael North and Charles Macal's book Managing Business Complexity: Discovering Strategic Solutions with Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation (Oxford 2007). Workshop description.

June 24-26, 2014

Training Course: Application of the ASME Code to Radioactive Material Packaging/Cask

The goal of the course is to provide guidance for the application of the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel (B&PV) Code to packaging/cask for transportation and storage of high-level radioactive materials or fissile materials. The course objective is to facilitate the design, fabrication, examination, and testing of a packaging that meets all the applicable ASME Code requirements and all the governing federal requirements and regulations. Course information.

Training Course: Quality Assurance for Radioactive Material Packaging

The purpose of the course is to provide QA training and practical experience for DOE personnel and contractors who are required to develop and implement a QA plan or prepare the QA chapter of a Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP) for the control of design, fabrication, assembly, testing, maintenance, repair, modification, and use of the packaging. The course begins with instructions concerning basic QA principles and concepts, and quickly advances to packaging-specific information. Course information.

Training Course: Security of Nuclear and Other Radioactive Materials During Transport

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Packaging and Packaging Certification Program (PCP), Office of Packaging and Transportation, is sponsoring a two-element training course on Security of Nuclear and Other Radioactive Material during Transport. Element one of the course.dealing with international transport security - will be conducted at Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, 8-12 December 2014. Element two of the course - dealing specifically with U.S. transport security - will be conducted during the spring of 2015, also at Argonne. The tuition for each element of the course is $1,495. Course information.

Develop innovative decision support tools, including simulation models, databases, and analytical methodologies that can be used to provide quantitative information to decision makers;

these tools to the analysis and solution of problems of national, local, and international significance; and

these tools to the community of researchers and end users for their own implementation.

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