The 17th annual STEM User Group Meeting will run from 03–04 October in the timeless surroundings of King’s College in Cambridge, UK. Robin Bailey will present opex models on topics including power, spares, air-conditioning and human resources as a training demonstration of the new aggregate demand and consumable resource features implemented in STEM version 7.3.
A varied agenda of model showcases, guest presentations and hands-on, catch-up training is punctuated by unflinching critical review and discussion among a world-class audience of modelling professionals. The meeting is targeted at prospective, new and existing clients alike. Registration is now closed.
This regular and interactive event has always offered ‘a free lunch’, and much more besides, so the recurring theme of ‘consumption’ evident in the provisional agenda shown below will sit comfortably among the feasting and other refreshments.
|Wednesday 03 October
||Thursday 04 October
|Comparing old opex models with new: an introduction to aggregate handling
||In transition: finding your way around the new input dialog layout in our wake-up modelling exercise
||Managing consumption: how not to have a persistent cake resource and eat it again and again
|In and out of time: the tale of an aggregate demand and a consumable resource
||Finding the ‘h’ in kWh and an engineer’s rate: the implicit time factor as a function of capacity
|An update on business models for the web: tracking, saving and the Implied Logic hosting solution
||Latest development directions: heading online, and the end of right-clicking as we know it
|GALA DINNER at King’s College
||Informal meal at Robin’s favourite pizza restaurant
Figure 1: Provisional programme for the STEM User Group Meeting 2012
Partners are welcome to attend the memorable gala dinner and any of the working sessions which may appeal.