BfR-Training STEM-Workshop


Program Mo, February 06th, 2017

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Welcome
10:15 – 11:00 a.m. Introduction to BfR and the BfR FoodRisk-Labs toolbox Matthias Filter
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Introduction to Epidemiological modelling Taras Günther Introduction, basic concepts and live demo of STEM-based modelling Matthias Filter

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:45 p.m. Training I – First Steps:

  • Setting up WLAN, STEM from USB-Sticks
  • Open STEM, Run first built-in scenario, Configure STEM Simulation perspective
  • Download and import scenario, Run imported scenario, Designer perspective introduction, Result generation (Logger + Export)

Taras Günther & BfR team

2:45–3:15 p.m. Coffee Break3:15 – 5:00 p.m.

Training II:

  • Repetition STEM modelling hierarchy
  • Creating own STEM scenario and disease model

Taras Günther & BfR team


7:00 – 9:30 p.m. Dinner at local restaurant

Program Tue, February 7th, 2017

9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Overview on STEM’s Advanced Features Matthias Filter

9:45–10:30 a.m. Advanced feature training I: Customizing Graphs (Pajek and Shapefile Import) Taras Günther & BfR team
10:30–11:00 a.m. Coffee Break

11:00–12:30 p.m. Advanced feature training II:

  • Running experiments in Batch Mode Taras Günther & BfR team

1:15–4:30 p.m. Advanced feature training III:

  • STEM Model Generator
  • STEM Hackathon

Taras Günther & BfR team
4:30 p.m. Summary and Farewell


You can also download STEM on the official Download-Site

Start with STEM

Import a STEM Scenario

File Download:

Build a STEM Scenario

Creating a STEM Scenario

STEM’s Advanced Features

Customizing Graphs

What you learn:

  • Configuere Maps and add transportation scenarios
  • Import Pajek.files and Shapfiles

Pajek-Scenario-File and Shapefile scenario

Link: Import a Pajek Graph

File Download:

STEM Import Discrete Transportation Events

STEM Import Discrete Transportation Events

Running Simulations

What you learn:

  • Running a STEM-Scenario with multiple parameters


Tutorial:Batch Mode(Running_Experiments)

Implementing Interventions

What you learn:

  • Distance Intervention
  • Vaccination Sample

Tutorial: Triggering interventions

File Download:


Stem Model Generator

What you learn:

  • Build a own Model with the Model Generator
  • Include the Model in a scenario
  • Add climate and seasonal effects

Link: STEM Model Creator

File Download: