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GAMS Training and Seminars

We offer open-to-enroll and in-house GAMS training and seminars to companies, academia, and individuals internationally.

We are part of Dr. Maindl Consulting, offering

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Current course announcements

Energy and Power System Modeling in GAMS

June 12-15, 2018 – Vienna, Austria

Get familiar with energy and power system modeling in GAMS (General Algebraic Modeling System)!

 

  • Best practices from seasoned experts
  • Comprehensive and hands-on four-day course
  • Build your model from scratch in a step by step approach through several examples
  • No prior knowledge of GAMS required

This course is for you if you want to…

  • get familiar with the GAMS language and modeling system
  • learn how to implement optimization problems in GAMS
  • learn about state-of-the art methods in energy and power system optimization using GAMS

What you get

  • Four interactive days filled with content by the experts: presentations, examples, exercises
  • USB-drive with all presentations, example code, solutions to the exercises, and…
  • …the latest GAMS system with many solvers: unlimited-size license valid for several weeks after the course
  • A printed copy of the course material
  • Daily business lunches and tea/coffee breaks with snacks & beverages
  • A certificate upon completion of the course

Booking options

  • Get the package:
    two days general modeling and optimization plus two days tailored energy and power systems optimization
  • Book each of the two-day modules individually
  • 30% student/postdoc discount – email us w/proof of status
  • For payment by invoice write us at info@dr-maindl.com

Schedule

Day 1: 9:30 am to approx. 6:00 pm
Day 2: 9:00 am to approx. 6:00 pm
Day 3: 9:00 am to approx. 6:00 pm
Day 4: 9:00 am to approx. 5:00 pm

  • See below for an overview of the agenda. It will be flexibly adapted depending on the participants’ needs and interests.
  • This is an interactive course – you need to bring your laptops. They need to run Windows® for the GAMS IDE. Make sure that you have GAMS installed or have administration rights to install it at the course.

Agenda – days 1 and 2

 

Agenda – days 3 and 4

The course will take place at

Hotel Am Konzerthaus Vienna – MGallery by Sofitel
Am Heumarkt 35-37, 1030 Vienna, Austria
www.hotelamkonzerthaus.com
[map]

The venue is within comfortable walking distance from the historic Vienna city centre. Should the hotel be booked out, there are numerous accomodation alternatives close by as well.

Course fees and booking options:

  • Early bird (booked by May 8, 2018)
    • Complete course: EUR 3,997.00
    • One module only (2 days): EUR 2,398.00
  • Regular (booked after May 8, 2018)
    • Complate course: EUR 4,497.00
    • One module only (2 days): EUR 2,698.00
  • Get 10% off when 2+ tickets are purchased in one order!
  • The fees are subject to additional 20% Austrian tax (Umsatzsteuer).
  • Email us for a 30% academic discount for students and postdocs: info@dr-maindl.com

Register now View course on Picatic.com

June 12-15,2018

Hotel Am Konzerthaus Vienna – MGallery by Sofitel
Am Heumarkt 35-37, 1030 Vienna, Austria
www.hotelamkonzerthaus.com
[map]

Contact us

Send us an email

Advanced Analytics: Modeling and Optimization with GAMS

September 24-26, 2018 – Vienna, Austria

Implement advanced analytics by using GAMS (General Algebraic Modeling System) for modeling and solving optimization problems.

 

 

The course targets people who

  • wish to advance their analytics skills by building their own models for custom analysis
  • wish to get an overview of mathematical optimization
  • want to learn how to use GAMS to solve real-world optimization problems
  • need to understand, enhance, and modify existing GAMS models Course language

The training seminar covers

  • the foundations of mathematical programming
  • basics of modeling and optimization solution algorithms
  • working with the GAMS IDE
  • how to map decision problems in business and science to the basic objects of optimization models: indices, data, variables, constraints, and objective functions
  • how to analyze results and identify key influencing factors in complex models
  • how to analyze and understand existing models
  • where to look for more information efficiently

All course material will be in English. The default course language is English and can be switched to German if (and only if) all participants prefer it.

 

Offering

  • USB-stick with
    • the course material
    • the example model library used throughout the course including solutions to the exercises
    • the latest GAMS system and an unlimited-size temporary license with several solvers
  • A printed copy of the course material
  • Business lunches as well as coffee breaks with snacks & beverages

Prerequisites

  • A notebook or laptop computer running Windows® for learning and practicing in and out of class
  • While GAMS is available for a wide range of platforms and operating systems, we will use the GAMS IDE for the course which only runs on Windows®. Administrator rights might be needed for installing the software.
  • If you don’t have GAMS installed we will install it at the beginning of the course, including the course license.
  • Basic experience with computers: familiarity with the concept of files and directories, ability to install software.

Schedule

Day 1: 9:30 am to approx. 6:00 pm
Day 2: 9:00 am to approx. 6:00 pm
Day 3: 9:00 am to approx. 5:00 pm

 

Agenda

  • Introduction to Mathematical Optimization
  • Introducing GAMS
    • Structure
    • The GAMS Integrated Development Environment (GAMS IDE)
    • First modeling exercise
  • GAMS Language 1: Objects in Optimization
    • Data Objects: Sets, Scalars, Parameters, Tables
    • Variables
    • Equations
    • Models and Model Attributes
    • Output Files, Debugging
  • GAMS Language 2: Programming Language Features
    • Conditional Expressions
    • Procedural Language Elements
  • Energy Industry Example: PSH (Pumped Storage Hydroelectricity)
  • GAMS File I/O
    • Text File Input
    • Formatted Text File Output
  • GAMS Data Exchange (GDX)
  • Advanced Mixed-integer Linear Programming (“big M” method)
  • Closing
The course will take place at

Hotel Am Konzerthaus Vienna – MGallery by Sofitel
Am Heumarkt 35-37, 1030 Vienna, Austria
www.hotelamkonzerthaus.com
[map]

The venue is within comfortable walking distance from the historic Vienna city centre. Should the hotel be booked out, there are numerous accomodation alternatives close by as well.

Fees for the September course:

  • Early bird (booked by August 22, 2018): EUR 3,197.00
  • Regular (booked after August 22, 2018): EUR 3,697.00

Register now View course on Picatic.com


For all courses:

  • Get 10% off when 2+ tickets are purchased in one order!
  • The fees are subject to additional 20% Austrian tax (Umsatzsteuer).
  • Email us for a 25% academic discount for students and postdocs: info@dr-maindl.com

September 24-26, 2018

Hotel Am Konzerthaus Vienna – MGallery by Sofitel
Am Heumarkt 35-37, 1030 Vienna, Austria
www.hotelamkonzerthaus.com
[map]

Contact us

Send us an email

See what past course participants say…

I’d like to thank you for the training course, also on behalf of the project team. It made a lasting and good impression on all of us. I am convinced that the information we got leaves us well positioned for the further course of our project.

Host of in-house course, German energy company

The course was really nice and I had opportunity to learn a lot from this. I learned GAMS for the first time in my life and it is a very powerful tool. I am really thankful for the course. P. Verma

Researcher, IIT, Madras

Very nice – looking for future workshops!

2017 course participant, Vienna

Thank you so much for the great course, the exercises, … It was indeed very nice!

2014 course participant, Rio de Janeiro