Frederik Fiand, Lutz Westermann
MCE Conference Centre
2018-09-11 (15:00 - 17:00)
Get ready to learn the basics of GAMS to develop algebraic models and solve them using state-of-the-art algorithms. In this workshop, the key concepts of GAMS and the fundamentals of the language (e.g. sets, data, variables, equations) will be introduced. The main part will consist of a demonstration, where we are going to build a simple optimization based decision support application from scratch. We show how GAMS supports an easy growth path to larger and more sophisticated models, promotes speed and reliability during the development phase of optimization models, and provides access to all of the most powerful solver packages. Along the way we will look at some of the data management tools included in the GAMS system and show how to analyze and debug large problems using the various tools available within GAMS.
This introduction assumes no familiarity with GAMS. There will be time for questions both during and at the end of this workshop.