INFORMS News: Winter Simulation Conference

The Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) has been the premier international forum for disseminating recent advances in the field of system simulation for more than 40 years. The longest-running conference devoted to simulation as a discipline, this year’s WSC will be held in Berlin, Germany, Dec. 9-12, at the InterContinental Berlin, located in the heart of the city. The theme for WSC 2012 is “WSC Goes Europe.”

Simulation is widely applied across a diverse range of endeavors. This is reflected in WSC 2012, which includes tracks devoted to manufacturing, semiconductor fabrication, transportation and logistics, healthcare, social sciences and organization, construction, military, computer/communication networks, environmental sciences, project management, education and gaming.

Moreover, WSC offers an invaluable educational opportunity for novices and experts alike, with a large segment of each program devoted to introductory and advanced tutorials. Tutorials are carefully designed to address the needs of simulation professionals at all levels of expertise and are presented by prominent individuals in the field. Of particular interest to virtually all attendees are the software tutorials and the exhibits by software vendors, which cover a broad range of commercial simulation products and services.
For more information, see www.wintersim.org.