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2023 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) Starts in San Antonio in a Week!

  • 1.  2023 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) Starts in San Antonio in a Week!

    Posted 12-04-2023 11:15
    Conference Theme

    The theme of WSC 2023 is Simulation for Resilient Systems and will highlight the vital role that simulation plays in designing, planning, and operating resilient systems. In an increasingly interconnected world, it is more critical than ever to ensure that systems quickly recover from and adapt to major disruptions, and simulation is one of the key technologies that lies at the heart of building resilient systems. The conference will include tracks displaying applications of simulation to improve resiliency in a wide range of domains.

    You can find the conference schedule at Schedule - Winter Simulation Conference 2023 ( December 10, Sunday contains preconference workshops on Simulation 101, Simulation Optimization, and Data Farming. In the afternoon, there are PhD Colloquium, Vendor Workshops, Poster Lightning Presentations, and Poster Sessions. December 11, Monday starts with Welcome & Keynote Session and Ann Dunkin, Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Department of Energy, giving a talk on Modeling for Energy Resilience: How DOE Uses Simulation to Model and Manage Everything from the Power Grid to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Exhibits open at 9:30am to demonstrate the latest simulation technologies, and technical sessions start at 10am, including both introductory and advanced tutorials and commercial case studies.

    The commercial case studies will present a unique opportunity to learn about the latest innovations in the commercial application of simulation to solve pressing problems. Here are just a few examples:

    ·       A Behavior Simulation-Based Approach to Improve Retail Performance: A Comprehensive Framework by Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.

    ·       A Simulation-Based Decision Support Tool for Direct Current Fast Charger Installations by BC Hydro

    ·       Empowering Digital Twins with Artificial Intelligence by TwinAI Inc.

    ·       Modeling of Circular Economy Strategies For CFRP-made Aircrafts by Airbus

    ·       Root Cause Analysis in Supply Chain Planning Using Explainable Machine Learning by NXP Semiconductors

    ·       Processing Time and Machine Availability Prediction in Semiconductor Manufacturing Using Neural Networks by GlobalFoundries

    ·       Scaling Deep Reinforcement Learning for Queue-time Management in Semiconductor Manufacturing by Applied Materials Inc.Please see our complete program at WSC 2023 Program ( for sessions in your domain. We are looking forward to seeing you at San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter on December 10!

    WSC 2023 Organizing Committee

    Bahar Biller
    Principal Operations Research Specialist
    SAS Institute
    Carmel IN