Past Conferences

Below is information on the history of the Winter Simulation Conference. For the periods 1967-1968 and 1974-2014, the attendance figures shown below represent total paid attendance including students, but excluding exhibitor-only registrants. For the period 1969-1973, no surviving records of WSC attendance are held by any of the sponsoring societies. Consequently, attendance estimates were obtained by discussions with the Program Chairs and General Chairs for this period, namely, Harold Hixson, Julian Reitman, Arnold Ockene, Philip Kiviat, Michael Araten, Joseph Sussman, Austin Hoggatt and Michael Morris. Although the figures for the years 1969-1973 are subject to uncertainty, there is little doubt that in the period 1970-1971, attendance at the WSC was substantially higher than in all other years. In the following table, the abbreviations GC, PC, APC, PE, PCE, and APE denote General Chair, Program Chair, Associate Program Chair, Proceedings Editor, Proceedings Co-Editor, and Associate Proceedings Editor, respectively. The WSC Proceedings have been indexed in the ISI Proceedings since 2000.

 

CONFERENCE  CONFERENCE LEADERS ATTENDANCE
Conference on the Applications of Simulation Using GPSS
13-14 November 1967
Hilton Hotel, New York, NY
Harold G. Hixson (GC)
Julian Reitman (PC)
401
Second Conference on the Applications of Simulation
2-4 December 1968
Hotel Roosevelt, New York, NY
Julian Reitman (GC)
Arnold Ockene (PC)
856
Third Conference on the Applications of Simulation
8-10 December 1969
International Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
Arnold Ockene (GC)
Philip J. Kiviat (PC)
400
Fourth Conference on the Applications of Simulation
9-11 December 1970
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York, NY
Philip J. Kiviat (GC)
Michael Araten (PC)
1100
The 1971 Winter Simulation Conference
8-10 December 1971
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York, NY
Michael Araten (GC)
Joseph Sussman (PC)
1200
The 1973 Winter Simulation Conference
17-19 January 1973
St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, CA
Joseph Sussman (GC)
Austin C. Hoggatt (PC)
600
The 1974 Winter Simulation Conference
14-16 January 1974
Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC
Michael F. Morris (GC)
Harold Steinberg (PC)
Harold J. Highland (PE)
463
The 1976 Bicentennial Winter Simulation Conference
6-8 December 1976
National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, MD
Harold J. Highland (GC)
Thomas J. Schriber (PC)
Robert G. Sargent (APC)
306
The 1977 Winter Simulation Conference
5-7 December 1977
National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, MD
Robert G. Sargent (GC)
J. William Schmidt (PC)
Harold J. Highland (PE)
465
The 1978 Winter Simulation Conference
4-6 December 1978
The Deauville Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
Larry G. Hull (GC)
Norman R. Nielsen (PC)
Harold J. Highland (PE)
388
The 1979 Winter Simulation Conference
3-5 December 1979
Holiday Inn Embarcadero, San Diego, CA
Mitchell G. Spiegel (GC)
Robert Shannon (PC)
Harold J. Highland (PE)
375
The 1980 Winter Simulation Conference
3-5 December 1980
Orlando Marriott, Orlando, FL
Paul Roth (GC)
Tuncer I. Ören (PC,PE)
Charles M. Shub (APC)
205
The 1981 Winter Simulation Conference
9-11 December 1981
Peachtree Plaza Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Claude M. Delfosse (GC)
Charles M. Shub (PC)
Tuncer I. Ören (PE)
267
The 1982 Winter Simulation Conference
6-8 December 1982
Holiday Inn Embarcadero, San Diego, CA
Yen W. Chao (GC)
Orlando Madrigal (PC)
Harold J. Highland (PE)
274
The 1983 Winter Simulation Conference
12-14 December 1983
Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, VA
Jerry Banks (GC)
Bruce W. Schmeiser (PC)
Stephen D. Roberts (PE)
416
The 1984 Winter Simulation Conference
28-30 November 1984
Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, TX
Udo W. Pooch (GC)
C. Dennis Pegden (PC)
Sallie Sheppard (PE)
350
The 1985 Winter Simulation Conference
11-13 December 1985
San Francisco Hilton and Tower, San Francisco, CA
Gerard C. Blais (GC)
Susan L. Solomon (PC)
Donald T. Gantz (PE)
369
The 1986 Winter Simulation Conference
8-10 December 1986
Radisson Mark Plaza Hotel, Washington, DC
James O. Henriksen (GC)
Stephen D. Roberts (PC)
James R. Wilson (PE)
531
The 1987 Winter Simulation Conference
14-16 December 1987
The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead, Atlanta, GA
Hank Grant (GC)
W. David Kelton (PC)
Arne Thesen (PE)
475
The 1988 Winter Simulation Conference
12-14 December 1988
San Diego Marriott, San Diego, CA
Peter L. Haigh (GC)
John C. Comfort (PC)
Michael A. Abrams (PE)
535
The 1989 Winter Simulation Conference
4-6 December 1989
Capital Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC
Kenneth J. Musselman (GC)
Philip Heidelberger (PC)
Edward A. MacNair (PE)
619
The 1990 Winter Simulation Conference
9-12 December 1990
The Fairmont Hotel, New Orleans, LA
Randall P. Sadowski (GC)
Richard E. Nance (PC)
Osman Balci (PE)
517
The 1991 Winter Simulation Conference
8-11 December 1991
The Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, AZ
W. David Kelton (GC)
Gordon M. Clark (PC)
Barry L. Nelson (PE)
540
The 1992 Winter Simulation Conference
13-16 December 1992
Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, VA
Robert C. Crain (GC)
James R. Wilson (PC)
James J. Swain (PE)
David Goldsman (APE)
734
The 1993 Winter Simulation Conference
12-15 December 1993
The Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
Edward C. Russell (GC)
William E. Biles (PC)
Gerald W. Evans (PE)
Mansooreh Mollaghasemi
572
The 1994 Winter Simulation Conference
11-14 December 1994
Walt Disney World Swan Hotel, Orlando, FL
Deborah A. Sadowski (GC)
Andrew F. Seila (PC)
Jeffrey D. Tew (PCE)
S. Manivannan (PCE)
667
The 1995 Winter Simulation Conference
3-6 December 1995
Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA
William R. Lilegdon (GC)
David Goldsman (PC)
Christos Alexopoulos (PCE)
Keebom Kang (PCE)
652
The 1996 Winter Simulation Conference
8-11 December 1996
Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, CA
Daniel T. Brunner (GC)
James J. Swain (PC)
John M. Charnes (PCE)
Douglas J. Morrice (PCE)
649
The 1997 Winter Simulation Conference
7-10 December 1997
Renaissance Waverly Hotel, Atlanta, GA
David H. Withers (GC)
Barry L. Nelson (PC)
Sigrún Andradóttir (PE)
Kevin J. Healy (APE)
634
The 1998 Winter Simulation Conference
13-16 December 1998
Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington DC
John S. Carson (GC)
Mani S. Manivannan (PC)
D. J. Medeiros (PCE)
Edward F. Watson (PCE)
778
The 1999 Winter Simulation Conference
5-8 December 1999
Squaw Peak, Phoenix, AZ
David T. Sturrock (GC)
Gerald W. Evans (PC)
P. A. Farrington (PCE)
H. B. Nemhard (PCE)
671
The 2000 Winter Simulation Conference
10-13 December 2000
Wyndham Palace Resort & Spa, Orlando, FL
Paul A. Fishwick (GC)
Keebom Kang (PC)
Jeffrey A. Joines (PCE)
Russell R. Barton (PCE)
710
The 2001 Winter Simulation Conference
9-12 December 2001
Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA
Matt Rohrer(GC)
Deb Medeiros (PC)
Brett A. Peters (PCE)
Jeffrey Smith (PCE)
496
The 2002 Winter Simulation Conference
8-11 December 2002
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, San Diego, CA
Jane L. Snowdon (GC)
John M. Charnes (PC)
Enver Yücesan (PCE)
Chun-Hung Chen (PCE)
550
The 2003 Winter Simulation Conference
7-10 December 2003
The Fairmont New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
David Ferrin (GC)
Douglas J. Morrice (PC)
Paul J. Sanchez (PCE)
Stephen Chick (PCE)
566
The 2004 Winter Simulation Conference
5-8 December 2004
Washington Hilton and Towers Washington, D.C.
Jeff Smith (GC)
Brett Peters (PC)
Ricki G. Ingalls (PCE)
Manuel D. Rossetti (PCE)
687
The 2005 Winter Simulation Conference
4-7 December 2005
Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL
Frank “Brad” Armstrong (GC)
Jeffrey A. Joines (PC)
Natalie Steiger (PCE)
Michael E. Kuhl (PCE)
700
The 2006 Winter Simulation Conference
3-6 December 2006
Portola Plaza Hotel, Monterey, CA
David Nicol (GC)
Richard Fujimoto (PC)
Barry Lawson (PCE)
Jason Liu (PCE)
Felipe Perrone (PCE)
Fred Wieland (PCE)
658
The 2007 Winter Simulation Conference
9-12 December 2007
J.W. Marriott Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Jeff Tew (GC)
Russell Barton (PC)
Shane Henderson (PCE)
Bahar Biller (PCE)
Ming-hua Hsieh (PCE)
John Shortle (PCE)
736
The 2008 Winter Simulation Conference
7-10 December 2008
Hotel Intercontinental Miami, Miami, FL
Tom Jefferson (GC)
John Fowler (PC)
Scott Mason (PCE)
Ray Hill (PCE)
Lars Moench (PCE)
Oliver Rose (PCE)
654
The 2009 Winter Simulation Conference
13-16 December 2009
Hilton Austin Hotel, Austin, TX
Ann Dunkin(GC)
Ricki Ingalls (PC)
Enver Yücesan (APC)
Manuel Rossetti(PCE)
Ray Hill(PCE)
Björn Johansson (APE)
598
The 2010 Winter Simulation Conference
5-8 December 2010
Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Baltimore, MD
Joseph Hugan (GC)
Enver Yücesan (PC)
Michael Fu (APC)
Björn Johansson (PCE)
Sanjay Jain (PCE)
Jairo Montoya-Torres (PCE)
702
The 2011 Winter Simulation Conference
11-14 December 2011
Grand Arizona Resort Phoenix, AZ
Preston White(GC)
Michael Fu (PC)
Sanjay Jain (PCE)
Roy Creasey (PCE)
Jan Himmelspach (PCE)
709
The 2012 Winter Simulation Conference
9-12 December 2012
Intercontinental Hotel Berlin, Germany
Oliver Rose (GC)
Adelinde Uhrmacher (PC)
Markus Rabe (Local Chair)
Christoph Laroque (PCE)
Raghu Pasupathy (PCE)
Jan Himmelspach (PCE)
701
The 2013 Winter Simulation Conference
8-11 December 2013
J.W. Marriott Hotel, Washington, D. C.
Ray Hill (GC)
Michael Kuhl (PC)
Raghu Pasupathy (PCE)
Seong-He Kim (PCE)
Andreas Tolk (PCE)
742
The 2014 Winter Simulation Conference
7-10 December 2014
Savannah Intl. Trade & Convention Ctr
Stephen J. Buckley (GC)
John A. Miller (PC)
Andreas Tolk (PCE)
Levent Yilmaz (PCE)
Saikou Y. Diallo (PCE)
Ilya O. Ryzhov (PCE)
655
The 2015 Winter Simulation Conference
6-9 December 2015
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa, Huntington Beach, CA
Charles M. Macal (GC)
Manuel D. Rossetti (PC)
Levent Yilmaz (PCE)
Il-Chul Moon (PCE)
Wai Kin (Victor) Chan (PCE)
Theresa Roeder (PCE)
657