Sunday, December 3, 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Additional Fee Required ($125) – Sign-up when you register for the meeting. Light dinner included.
The pre-conference Simulation 101 Workshop is designed for newcomers to discrete-event and Monte Carlo simulation. The target audience consists of both technical and non-technical persons who may have a background in computing, engineering, management, mathematics, and/or statistics but who have had minimal exposure to simulation and its applications. Attending this workshop will help newcomers assimilate the technical sessions presented at WSC ’17. By working on specific examples, the focus of the workshop will be on the intuition associated with simulation rather than on underlying theory and mathematics. Participants will be introduced to the conceptual, algorithmic and implementation steps of the development of several simple discrete-event and Monte Carlo simulation models, and then will experiment with those implementations using software developed specifically for the workshop.