WSC 2016 features a comprehensive program ranging from introductory tutorials to state-of-the-art research and practice. Planned tracks are:
- Analysis Methodology
- Simulation Optimization
- Modeling Methodology
- Agent-Based Simulation
- Hybrid Simulation
- Social and Behavioral Simulation
- Defense and Security
- Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing (MASM)
- Healthcare Applications
- Logistics, SCM and Transportation
- Manufacturing Applications
- Networks and Communications
- Project Management and Construction
- Environmental and Sustainability Applications
- General Applications
- Introductory Tutorials
- Advanced Tutorials
- Simulation Education
- Case Studies
- PhD Colloquium
- Poster Sessions
- Vendor Tutorials
The PhD Colloquium, Poster Session, Vendor and Case Studies tracks provide background on established and new methods, tools and application domains.
WSC 2016 continues to incorporate the MASM (Modeling and Analysis for Semiconductor Manufacturing) Conference, the leading modeling and analysis conference for global semiconductor manufacturing and supply chain operations.
Keynote speaker Scott E. Page is Director of the Center for the Study of Complex Systems and the Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of Complex Systems, Political Science, and Economics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. His online course Model Thinking has attracted more than one half a million participants. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and a fellowship at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences. Prof. Page is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Titan of Simulation Edward H. Kaplan is the William N. and Marie A. Beach Professor of Operations Research, Professor of Public Health, and Professor of Engineering at Yale University. Prof Kaplan was elected to the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine). His research in HIV prevention and counterterrorism has been recognized with the Edelman Award, Lanchester Prize, CDCs Charles C. Shepard Science Award, INFORMS President’s Award, three Koopman Prizes, and numerous other awards.
Titan of Simulation Susan M. Sanchez is a Professor of Operations Research at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California, and holds a joint appointment in the Graduate School of Business & Public Policy. She established and serves as Co-director of NPS’s Simulation Experiments & Efficient Designs (SEED) Center for Data Farming. Over the last decade, the SEED Center has done research for the US Armed Forces and many leading defense organizations in the US and allied countries.
In addition, MASM Keynote will be Robert C. Leachman and the Military Track will feature Military Keynote Todd Combs. Robert C. Leachman is Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at the University of California at Berkeley. His work with semiconductor companies has won the 1995 Franz Edelman Award Competition of INFORMS and he was runner up in the 2001 Franz Edelman Award Competition. Todd Combs is the Director of the Global Security Services Division at Argonne National Laboratory. His research has spanned energy systems analysis for DOE sponsors, and the use of modeling and simulation to national and homeland security issues for the DoD and Homeland Security sponsors.