Call for Poster Session, Ph.D. Colloquium and Case Studies
2018 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC 2018)
December 9-12, The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Center,
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.
Submissions are now open for the Poster Session, Ph.D. Colloquium, and Case Studies track, which provide background on established and new methods, tools, and application domains.
DEADLINES AND REQUIREMENTS
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 and are included in the proceedings distributed to conference attendees, but they are not included in the archival version of the proceedings in IEEE and ACM repositories..
- September 14, 2018: Notification of acceptance to authors (including details about submitting slides, and formats of the posters).
- October 1, 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 and are included in the proceedings distributed to conference attendees, but they are not included in the archival version of the proceedings in IEEE and ACM repositories.
WSC2018 KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Dr. Jean BaderschneiderCEO and Founding Board Member, Global Fund to End Modern Slavery
Title: The potential of simulation for disrupting modern slavery systems
According to recent global estimates, over 25 million people are in conditions of modern slavery around the world. Modern slavery, an umbrella term which includes forced labor and forced sexual exploitation, is an economic crime of opportunity that occurs in every country in the world, generating an estimated $150 Billion USD in illegal profits to traffickers. It is a massive system of exploitation driven by both supply of vulnerable populations and demand for cheap products and services.
The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) is a bold public-private partnership with a mission to make modern slavery economically unprofitable by catalyzing and coordinating a global, coherent strategy. Dr. Baderschneider will discuss how developing this coherent strategy will require innovative approaches to collecting data and to evaluating and disrupting systems driving modern slavery. She will highlight the potential of simulation to be a game-changer in this effort.
TITANS OF SIMULATION TALKSRussell Cheng
Emeritus Professor, University of Southampton
Peter FrazierAssociate Professor, Cornell University, and,
Staff Data Scientist and Data Science Manager at Uber
PROGRAMWSC 2018 features a comprehensive program ranging from introductory tutorials to state-of-the-art research and practice. Please visit www.wintersim.org for program and other details.
WSC 2018 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) and SCS.
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