Simulation Society

Simulation Archive

INFORMS Simulation Society NCSU Simulation Archive

The Simulation Archive was established at North Carolina State University in the fall of 1998. Acting on behalf of the Society, James R. Wilson formally inaugurated this archive by contributing to it a copy of the final program of the 1967 Conference on Applications of the General Purpose Simulation System. While serving as program chair of the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) in 1992, Dr. Wilson was given this document by Harold Hixson, the general chair of the 1967 predecessor of WSC.

The history of the Archive is available at The Simulation Archive Advisory Committee serves to advise the library staff and  to promote the development of the Archive as a resource for students, researchers in simulation, computing, and the history of technology.

Contributions to the Simulation Archive are requested. In particular, the Archivist seeks letters, memoranda, publications, and memorabilia of all kinds that are relevant to the history of the field of computer simulation, including the history of related professional societies. Substantial contributions to the Simulation Archive are expected in the near future, and the goal is that this collection will become an important resource for individuals interested in the history of simulation technology.

Contributions may be sent to:

Gwyneth A. Thayer, Ph.D
Associate Head and Curator
Special Collections Research Center
North Carolina State University Libraries
Campus Box 7111
Raleigh, NC 27695
Telephone: 919-513-3315

For more information on the North Carolina State University Libraries' Computer Simulation Archive:

Upcoming Events

2017 INFORMS Simulation Society Research Workshop: Towards an Ecosystem of Simulation Models and Data, July 31– August 2, 2017, University of Durham, UK. 

The simulation community faces major challenges and opportunities both in exploiting available real-world data and in extracting insights from the massive data sets produced from large-scale simulation experiments. The goal of the 2017 Workshop is to promote fruitful interactions between the data science and simulation communities. The website is

INFORMS Annual Meeting, October 22-25, 2017, Houston, TX, USA

Each year, the INFORMS meeting brings together experts from academia, industry and government to consider a broad range of ORMS and analytics research and applications.

Key Contacts

John Shortle

Susan R. Hunter
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