INFORMS NEWS: Winter Simulation Conference 2013

December 8-11 • Washington, DC

The Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) has been the premier international forum for disseminating recent advances in the field of systems simulation for more than 40 years. The longest-running conference devoted to simulation as a discipline, this year’s WSC will be held in Washington, DC, at the JW Marriott Hotel. The theme for WSC 2012 is Simulation: Making Decisions in a Complex World.

Simulation is widely applied across a diverse range of endeavors. This is reflected in WSC 2013, which includes tracks devoted to manufacturing, semiconductor fabrication, environmental and sustainability applications, homeland security, military applications, and more. WSC offers an invaluable educational opportunity for both novices and experts alike, with a large segment of each program devoted to introductory and advanced tutorials. These are carefully designed to address the needs of simulation professionals at all levels of expertise, and are presented by prominent individuals in the field. Software tutorials and exhibits from leading software vendors are also featured at WSC 2013.

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