Welcome to EZStrobe.com. This site features software authored or co-authored by Julio C. Martinez. Stroboscope and CPMLevel are co-authored with Photios G. Ioannou. Vitascope++ is co-authored with Vineet R. Kamat and Prasant V. Rekapalli. From here you will be able to download, find installation instructions, solutions to common problems, examples, and just about anything related to the software that may be useful.

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The software featured here includes:

  • Stroboscope – an advanced discrete event simulation programming language and system based on Three-Phase Activity Scanning and extended Activity Cycle Diagrams.

  • EZStrobe – a simpler discrete-event simulation system suitable for learning and modeling processes and operations that do not require the explicit identification of resources.

  • ProbSched - a probabilistic scheduling package that uses Stroboscope as its engine and Visio as its Graphical User Interface.

  • Vita2D – a 2D animation system hosted on Microsoft Visio that can be used to animate previously simulated operations.

  • Vitascope++ – a 3D animation system that can be used to animate previously simulated operations as well as concurrently animated operations where interaction with the animation can affect the remaining course of events in the simulation.

  • CPMLevel – a CPM scheduling and resource leveling program based on an enhanced version of the Minimum Moment Method.

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Stroboscope, EZStrobe, ProbSched, Vitascope and Vitascope++ are based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants No. 9733267, No. 0113890, and No. 0732560. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

** IMPORTANT MESSAGE ** - Gone Too Soon

My dear husband, Julio C. Martinez, passed on June 4, 2013 after a courageous battle against cancer, but not without leaving his mark and positive impact in this world. His kind and friendly spirit, honest attitude, brilliant mind, and enthusiasm for life, learning, and teaching are but a few of his numerous magnificent qualities we terribly miss.

I am taking all the steps to ensure that Julio's legacy lives on, and that Stroboscope continues to be available in the academic setting, as it has for many years. In a joint effort, Stroboscope will be managed and maintained by Julio's long time esteemed colleague and friend, and also co-creator of Stroboscope, Dr. Photios Ioannou at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

We are in the final process of this transition, and we ask end users to please be patient as we work hard to tie the lose ends of this process which should be finalized in the next few weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please direct Stroboscope related inquiries, including software key related issues to Dr. Ioannou via email at photios[at]umich[dot]edu. Please note that due to the circumstances and the transitional process we are currently experiencing, replies to any inquiries may be delayed a few days, or even a few weeks.

Thanks for your understanding.


Lena M. Martinez