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The Arena Career Modelling Environment - A New Workforce Modelling Tool for the Canadian Forces

Antony Zegers and Stan Isbrandt

The 2010 Summer Computer Simulation Conference (SCSC 10)
Ottawa, Canada, July 11-14, 2010


The Arena Career Modelling Environment (ACME) has become a standard tool for Canadian Forces (CF) workforce modelling and analysis, replacing the Generic Modelling (GeM) Environment, which had been the prevalent modelling tool for more than a decade.

This report introduces ACME, and explains why a new generation of modelling environment was developed. An overview of the environment is provided, including details of input data needed to carry out an Individual Training and Education (IT&E) analysis, sample outputs generated by a simulation run. Conceptual descriptions of modelling logic and constructs are presented, to give an idea of the mechanisms involved in calculating the projections. Brief descriptions of other simulations and analysis done using ACME are also provided.

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