Winter Simulation Conference 2020

Simulation Drives Innovation

December 13-16
Orlando World Center Marriott
Orlando, Florida

We live in exciting times in which the power of data and computing are at our fingertips. With this increased power comes increased complexity – which invites simulation as a natural tool to help drive innovation. This, in turn, allows us to innovate in the theory and practice of simulation itself. We invite papers that highlight innovations in both simulation theory and applications, with a specific interest in innovative uses of simulation in unconventional areas such as the humanities, social sciences, and the arts.


Ben Amaba, PhD, PE, CPIM®, LEED® AP

Chief Technology Officer for the Industrial Sector
IBM Data Sciences and Artificial Intelligence Team Elite

The Rapid Democratization and Integration of Data with Simulation, Optimization and Artificial Intelligence

Many CEOs, CTOs, senior executives, and other decision-makers are seeing an advantage from the rise of big data and faster computing power. The question arises: How can all this data drive innovation? The session will explore the future of the Digital Transformation and the use of advanced analytics to create an integrated business model where data becomes more than just a single source of truth, but a strategic asset.


Innovation Across Boundaries


WSC 2020 features a comprehensive program ranging from introductory tutorials to state-of-the-art research and practice.  Planned tracks are:

  • Advanced Tutorials
  • Agent-Based Simulation
  • Analysis Methodology
  • Aviation Modeling & Analysis
  • Case Studies
  • Complex, Intelligent, Adaptive & Autonomous Systems
  • Data Science for Simulation
  • Environmental & Sustainability Applications
  • Gaming and Participatory Methods
  • Healthcare Applications
  • Hybrid Simulation
  • Introductory Tutorials
  • Logistics, Supply Chains, & Transportation
  • Manufacturing Applications
  • Military Applications
  • Model Uncertainty & Robust Simulation
  • Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing
  • Modeling Methodology
  • PhD Colloquium
  • Poster Sessions
  • Professional Development
  • Project Management & Construction
  • Scientific Applications
  • Simulation and the Humanities
  • Simulation Education
  • Simulation for Global Challenges
  • Simulation in Industry 4.0
  • Simulation Optimization
  • Using Simulation to Innovate
  • Vendor

WSC 2020 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), SCS, and ORS (UK, Technical Sponsor).