Modeling and Simulation as a Service

Almost every simulation domain consists of multiple and tightly coupled subsystems. MARS aims to provide a complete solution for today’s simulation needs.



MARS provides a complete toolchain from data import to evaluation.

Massive Scale

Sophisticated architecture and scalability allow arbitrary complexity.


Develop in a web suite and execute the model on a high-performance cloud.

The MARS Group (Multi Agent Research and Simulation) of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences is developing a distributed and highly scalable agent simulation framework for use in research and education.

In contrast to existing simulation environments, MARS is not a single program, but a service, accessible through your web browser. The MARS WebSuite features a multitude of processes and tools chained together with a focus on usability to provide an approach to today’s simulation requirements.

With MARS not being a commercial product but a student project, we try to incorporate state-of-the-art techniques and technologies and apply them to simulation needs. Read more about our goals and research opportunities on this webpage and check out our news to keep up to date!

Latest News from MARS

MARS Paper accepted at SpringSim 2016

The 2016 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference (SpringSim'16) , taking place from April 3 - 6 in Pasadena, CA, USA is a world-known meeting that brings leading experts from various domains of Modeling and Simulation together.

On this conference, the MARS framework will be presented in the Agent-Directed Simulation track by the MARS Group member Christian Hüning. The Modeling and Simulation as a Service (MSaaS) approach is showcased and an overall impression of the framework's concept and workflow is given.

Congratulations, Dr. Hodabalo Pereki

We are happy to announce that our former PhD student Hodabalo Pereki (University de Lomé, Togo, West Africa) finalized his PhD.

On Friday the 12th of February, he defended his outstanding doctoral dissertation "Estimation of Tropical Forest’s Above Ground Biomass: Application of Remote Sensing and Ecological Modeling in Abdoulaye Wildlife Reserve (Togo, West Africa)".

The MARS team congratulates him for this well earned title.

Hodabalo Pereki


MARS on 28th AKWI Conference

MARS was showcased on the 28th annual AKWI conference taking place in Luzern, Switzerland, from September 6-9. This work group presents and discusses current issues regarding business informatics degree courses at German-speaking universities.

Under the topic "Business Process Simulation with HAWAI & MARS", a presentation about the MARS platform and its sister project HAWAI (HAW Laboratory for Application Integration) was hold on Monday. An example model was presented that showcases the agent-based simulation approach and its possible advantages for dynamic and continuous enterprise architecture analysis.

A conference dinner and a boat trip completed the day.

MARS Release 1.0 announced

A closed-beta version of MARS is almost ready for use! Our first official release is targeted to be released on the 23rd of September.

With the framework still being in alpha status, many planned long-term features are still missing or rudimentary. However, project creation, data upload, code-based model development and distributed simulation execution should be operational and your results are available as a download file in CSV format.

More news will follow soon!

Work on MARS Web Suite progresses

The first vertical slice of the MARS framework is nearing completion! We are currently working hard on the web suite that shall serve as a common development platform for our internal model developers. It supersedes the MMDE, which in turn becomes deprecated.

We’ll keep you informed!