Together with our partner Prof. Greg Kiker from the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of California (Prof. Kiker’s Profile Page) the MARS Group is organizing the MARSFest 2017 from May 1st to May 5th at the UF in Gainesville. Jan Dalski and Christian Hüning will present the current state of MARS 2.0 with an up to date version of the MARS KNP model to showcase the more advanced features of MARS., while a simple Wolves & Sheep model will be provided for a hands-on workshop.
As MARS 2.0 is in closed beta since February 2017, the presentation will also feature the first public release of the MARS Modeling Toolkit, which includes a MARS Plugin for the JetBrain C# IDE ‘Rider’ that will allow model developers to focus on their model’s logic and to debug the model code locally.
Furthermore the first version of the MARS Teaching UI will be shown and may be tried out by all participants in order to receive valuable feedback on the new UI for MARS 2.0.
[:de]Die MARS Gruppe wird zwei Paper auf der Spring Simulation Multi-Conference 2017 (http://scs.org/springsim/) in Virginia Beach, USA präsentieren! Die Paper “An Output and 3D Visualization Concept for the MSaaS System MARS” von Jan Dalski und Christian Hüning sowie “Modeling Through Model Transformation with MARS 2.0” von Daniel Glake, Julius Weyl and Carolin Dohmen wurden für die Konferenz akzeptiert.[:en]The MARS group will be presenting two papers at the Spring Simulation Multi-Conference 2017 (http://scs.org/springsim/) in Virginia Beach, USA! The papers “An Output and 3D Visualization Concept for the MSaaS System MARS” by Jan Dalski and Christian Hüning as well as “Modeling Through Model Transformation with MARS 2.0” by Daniel Glake, Julius Weyl and Carolin Dohmen were accepted to the conference.[:]
We are happy to announce that as of February 2017 the MARS 2.0 Cloud and the MARS LIFE 2.0 simulation platform have reached the state of closed beta!
The system has matured into a scalable and reliable MSaaS platform running inside a research cluster hosted and maintained by the MARS team at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. The system is being tested now together with international partners from Florida and South Africa and aims for a first public release in Summer 2017.
Since the major features are ready for testing, we’re busy developing a MARS Teching UI to to push the usage of MARS in modeling courses. Also a new MARS Modeling Toolkit is under active development. It includes a MARS Plugin for the JetBrain C# IDE ‘Rider’ that will allow model developers to focus on their model’s logic and to debug the model code locally. This is a huge improvement to the past workflow as it allows for a lot faster and less error prone model development. The coming weeks will see even deeper integration of the MARS Plugin with the MARS Cloud services and thus allow developers to use more advanced features like model checking from within the IDE for instance. So stay tuned for further updates on the new toolkit!
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