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Call for Papers: 2018 Winter Simulation Conference, Gothenberg, Sweden

  • 1.  Call for Papers: 2018 Winter Simulation Conference, Gothenberg, Sweden

    Posted 02-06-2018 10:41
    Call for Papers
    2018 Winter Simulation Conference (WinterSim 2018)
    December 9-12, The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Center,
    Gothenburg, Sweden
    http://www.wintersim.org

    Conference Theme: Simulation for a Noble Cause!

    WSC 2018 focus is on highlighting the use of simulation for noble causes!

    Simulation has been found useful for a range of scientific, engineering and business applications as evident by the papers presented at Winter Simulation Conferences over the past 50 years. Simulation has been employed to help noble causes too over the recent past but such efforts have received limited attention. The 2018 conference seeks to highlight applications of simulation for noble causes in addition to continuing to report leading developments and applications in other fields.   We especially invite papers describing uses of simulation in efforts analyzing and addressing issues facing humanity including, but not limited to, reducing poverty and world hunger, social causes, social problems, improving natural environment, and disaster response.

    WSC2018 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The potential of simulation for disrupting modern slavery systems Dr. Jean Baderschneider, CEO and Founding Board Member, Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

    "TITANS OF SIMULATION" TALKS
    Creating a Real Impression: Visual Statistical Analysis ─
    Russell Cheng, Emeritus Professor, University of Southampton

    Simulation at Uber ─ Peter Frazier, Associate Professor, Cornell University, and, Staff Data Scientist and Data Science Manager at Uber

     PROGRAM WSC 2018 features a comprehensive program ranging from introductory tutorials to state-of-the-art research and practice. Planned tracks are:
    - Advanced Tutorials                                         - Agent-Based Simulation

    - Analysis Methodology                                      - Aviation Modeling and Analysis

    - Case Studies                                                   - Complex, Intelligent, Adaptive & Autonomous Systems

    - Cyber-Physical Systems                                  - Environment & Sustainability Applications     

    - Gaming                                                             - Healthcare Applications

    - Homeland Security & Emergency Response     - Hybrid Simulation                                           

    - Introductory Tutorials                                         - Logistics, SCM, Transportation              

    - Manufacturing Applications                                - Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing

    - Modeling Methodology                                       - Military Applications    

    - Project Management & Construction                  - Networks & Communication                                   

    - Simulation Education                                          - Simulation Optimization

    - Simulation for a Noble Cause                          - Simulation Standards and Reproducibility  

    - PhD Colloquium                                                  - Poster Sessions

    - Vendor Tutorials

     

    PAPER DEADLINES AND REQUIREMENTS

    All contributed paper submissions will be peer reviewed. Accepted papers will be published in the digital version of the conference proceedings. All papers must be presented for the paper to be fully published, copyrighted and disseminated. Instructions, information, submission forms and procedures are available on the WSC website.
    Each accepted paper must have a unique registration and a corresponding presentation at the conference by one of the paper's authors. Board approval is required if any single registration is attached to more than one paper.

     Contributed Paper Deadlines

    • April 6, 2018: Electronically submit contributed papers not previously published or presented. Each submission must be use the Word or LaTeX templates on the Authors Kit. The page size in the proceedings is 8.5 by 11 inches (21.6 cm by 27.9 cm). Papers should be at most 12 pages (including an abstract of not more than 150 words), except for introductory tutorials, advanced tutorials, and panel sessions, for which the limit is 15 pages. Submission implies that an author will attend WSC 2018 and present the paper, and all clearance required for publication of the paper will be obtained by July 15, 2018. Use of the authors' templates in one of the following formats is required: Microsoft Word or LaTeX. Submissions must be made through the WSC website.
    • June 1, 2018: Notification of acceptance
    • June 30, 2018: Authors electronically submit corrected papers to the Proceedings Editor.
    • July 15, 2018: Authors electronically provide a final manuscript meeting all technical and format requirements to the Proceedings Editor.

    Poster Session or Ph.D. Colloquium (One or the other, submission to both Poster Session and the PhD Colloquium is not allowed for 2018)

    • August 18, 2018: electronically submit 2-page extended abstracts for presentations in the Poster Session and Ph.D. Student Colloquium. Extended abstracts are used for designing the tracks, but are not peer reviewed parts of the proceedings.
    • September 14, 2018: Notification of acceptance to authors (including details about submitting slides, and formats of the posters).
    • October 5, 2018: Final extended abstracts due.
    • October 26, 2018: Slides for the presentation due (see guidelines in the track information)
    • December 9, 2018: Bring your poster to WSC 2018. The Poster Madness Session and Ph.D. Colloquium both run on Sunday December 9, so participation in both is not possible.

    Case Study Deadlines
    • August 18, 2018: electronically submit 2-page extended abstracts for presentations. Extended abstracts are used for designing the tracks, but are not peer reviewed parts of the published proceedings.
    • September 14, 2018: Notification of acceptance to authors (including details about submitting slides, and formats of the posters).
    • October 5, 2018: Final extended abstracts due. 

    WSC 2018 is sponsored by ACM/SIGSIM, ASA (Technical Co-Sponsor), ASIM (Technical Co-Sponsor), IEEE/SMC (Technical Co-Sponsor), IIE, INFORMS-SIM, NIST (Technical Co-Sponsor) and SCS.



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    Sanjay Jain
    Associate Industry Professor
    George Washington University, Washington DC
    http://business.gwu.edu/profiles/sanjay-jain/
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