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Winter Simulation Conference Call for Papers (Dec 13-16, Orlando, FL)

  • 1.  Winter Simulation Conference Call for Papers (Dec 13-16, Orlando, FL)

    Posted 02-13-2020 14:27

    WSC 2020 Call for Papers
    December 13-16, Orlando World Center Marriott
    Orlando, Florida, USA
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    The Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) is the premier international forum for disseminating recent advances in the field of dynamic systems modeling and simulation. In addition to a technical program of unsurpassed scope and quality, WSC provides the central meeting place for simulation practitioners, researchers and vendors. Research in modeling and simulation is propelled by fostering cross fertilization between various disciplines. The theme for WSC 2020 is "Simulation Drives Innovation."

    We live in exciting times in which the power of data and computing are at our fingertips. With this increased power comes increased complexity – which invites simulation as a natural tool to help drive innovation. This, in turn, allows us to innovate in the theory and practice of simulation itself. We invite papers that highlight innovations in both simulation theory and applications, with a specific interest in innovative uses of simulation in unconventional areas such as the humanities, social sciences, and the arts.

    WSC 2020 will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida. Only minutes from the Disney theme parks, our Lake Buena Vista, Florida hotel provides a convenient shuttle service included in the resort fee. Relax and recharge in spacious hotel rooms that feature featherbeds, mini-refrigerators, reading chairs, large desks and Wi-Fi. Many rooms offer balconies with views of the nightly light show or the pools.


    WSC 2020 features a comprehensive program ranging from introductory tutorials to state-of-the-art research and practice. Planned tracks are:

    Advanced Tutorials

    Model Uncertainty & Robust Simulation

    Agent-Based Simulation

    Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing

    Analysis Methodology

    Modeling Methodology

    Aviation Modeling & Analysis

    PhD Colloquium

    Case Studies

    Poster Sessions

    Complex, Intelligent, Adaptive & Autonomous Systems

    Professional Development

    Data Science for Simulation

    Project Management & Construction

    Environmental & Sustainability Applications

    Scientific Applications

    Gaming & Participatory Methods

    Simulation and the Humanities

    Healthcare Applications

    Simulation Education

    Hybrid Simulation

    Simulation for Global Challenges

    Introductory Tutorials

    Simulation in Industry 4.0

    Logistics, Supply Chain & Transportation

    Simulation Optimization

    Manufacturing Applications

    Using Simulation to Innovate

    Military Applications


    All submissions will be peer reviewed. Accepted papers will be published in the digital version of the conference proceedings stored in IEEE and ACM repositories. 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. Extended abstracts will appear in the INFORMS Simulation Society archives, but not in the ACM and IEEE digital proceedings.

    Each accepted paper must have a separate, paid registration. Only under highly unusual circumstances, and at the discretion of the conference leadership, will an author be allowed to present more than one paper on a single registration. Authors wishing to do so must contact the Program Chair by September 1, clearly describing which papers the authors wish to present under the single registration, and why an exception to the conference policy is warranted. Unless permission is granted, an author planning to present two papers will be required to pay for two registrations.

    April 3, 2020: 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 2020 and present the paper, and all clearance required for publication of the paper will be obtained by July 15, 2020. 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.

    May 29, 2020: Notification of acceptance

    June 30, 2020: Authors electronically submit corrected papers to the Proceedings Editor.

    July-August 2020: The Proceedings Editors contact authors with formatting-related queries and corrections, with individual deadlines for submitting the camera-ready copy.

    WSC 2020 is sponsored by ACM/SIGSIM, ASA (Technical Co-Sponsor), ASIM (Technical Co-Sponsor), IEEE/SMC (Technical Co-Sponsor), IISE, INFORMS-SIM, NIST (Technical Co-Sponsor), SCS, and ORS (UK, Technical Sponsor).

    Kathryn Smith
    Management Engineer
    Emory Healthcare
    Atlanta GA