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 (http://repast.sourceforge.net) 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).
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.