We are in the midst of a public health situation unprecedented in our lifetimes and understand that all lives are currently impacted in one way or another by COVID-19.
Despite the fact that our annual conference is still months away, we are approaching the original paper submission deadline of April 3rd and therefore would like to address our community. We will continue to monitor the developing situation, hope that the current protective measures indeed "flatten the curve," and are maintaining our current plan of hosting The 2020 Winter Simulation Conference in December 2020, even if we need to get creative with our approach. Regardless of how we handle the conference, we want to assure everyone that there will be a forum for contributors to share their work, participants to learn and network, and sponsors to showcase their services and products.
In light of the significant changes in many peoples' lives, we have extended the submission deadline to April 24 and we encourage authors to continue to submit papers to this new deadline. The health and welfare of the WSC community is our top priority and we want to assure you that your conference management team is following the latest developments of the virus and we will continue to update you throughout the next few months to keep the community apprised of any adjustments that might need to be made.
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
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