Statement on COVID-19 for the WSC Community

We are in the midst of a public health situation unprecedented in our lifetimes and understand that all lives are currently impacted in one way or another by COVID-19. 

Despite the fact that our annual conference is still months away, we are approaching the original paper submission deadline of April 3rd and therefore would like to address our community.  We will continue to monitor the developing situation, hope that the current protective measures indeed “flatten the curve,” and are maintaining our current plan of hosting The 2020 Winter Simulation Conference in December 2020, even if we need to get creative with our approach.   Regardless of how we handle the conference, we want to assure everyone that there will be a forum for contributors to share their work, participants to learn and network, and sponsors to showcase their services and products. 

In light of the significant changes in many peoples’ lives, we have extended the submission deadline to April 24 and we encourage authors to continue to submit papers to this new deadline.  The health and welfare of the WSC community is our top priority and we want to assure you that your conference management team is following the latest developments of the virus and we will continue to update you throughout the next few months to keep the community apprised of any adjustments that might need to be made.

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).

Thank You to Our Sponsors