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Archive: 2017 (Simulation Special Interest Group)


Saturday, 25 Nov 2017
Cara Quinton

Poster submission deadline 8th Janurary 2018

Submit 150 word abstract: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sw18

There is a little known fact about the OR Society simulation workshop.  In addition to our programme of talks and tutorials we also provide a poster stream that is open to delegates from practice, simulation software development and research!   

The biennial conference is taking place 19th – 21st March at the Ettington Chase Hotel in Stratford, UK.  We are hoping that this year we can fill the walls with posters! 

We are often asked – ‘could I have submitted a poster to the conference?’  The answer is yes!  The poster stream is open to all delegates.  Below is a short, but definitely not exhaustive, list of suggestions about what a poster might contain: 

  • An overview of a simulation case study either complete or in progress; 
  • An overview of a simulation research project either complete or in progress; 
  • A description of an important issue in simulation research or practice; 
  • A description of a new way to visualise simulation results; 
  • An overview of a piece of simulation software; 
  • Insights from practice about how to successfully run simulation studies; 
  • Links between simulation and analytics; 
  • Links between simulation and behavioural OR

In addition to bringing a poster along to the conference each delegate is given one minute to provide an elevator pitch talk.   This is an opportunity to tell other conference delegates why they should view your poster and come and talk to you!   

Poster delegates are also entered into the best poster competition judged by a prestigious panel of simulation practitioners and academics.  If you fancy winning our advice is to get creative with your poster design! 

The call for posters is open until the 8th January 2018.  By this time you need to submit a title and 150 word abstract.  You then need to create your poster and remember to bring it to the conference! 

Guidelines for poster format can be found on the conference site: http://www.theorsociety.com/SW18  



Monday, 21 Aug 2017
Thomas M Monks

Deadline for contributed papers: 29th September 2017

Submit your paper here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sw18

This coming 19-21 March 2018 sees the return of the OR Society’s biennial simulation workshop (SW18).  The conference always boasts an excellent mix of delegates from the fields of simulation practice and research.  The conference covers application and theoretical developments across all simulation methods.  Here are 5 reasons to attend SW18: 

  1. A picturesque location

After positive feedback from SW16 we are delighted to announce that SW18 will again be hosted in the luxurious Ettington Chase Hotel, Stratford-Upon Avon (www.ettingtonchasehotel.co.uk).  This central location has good local transport links including from Birmingham International Airport.  More details can be found on the conference website https://www.theorsociety.com/SW18

 

  1. Introductory and advanced tutorials in simulation

We are pleased to announce that this year the conference will feature a half day dedicated to tutorial sessions for beginners and experienced simulation modellers alike.  Tutorials will cover topics such as discrete-event simulation, agent based simulation, system dynamics, model validation and simheuristics and hybrid simulation.

Confirmed tutorial speakers are:

  • Prof. Stewart Robinson, Loughborough University
  • Dr Angel A. Juan, Open University Catalonia
  • Prof. Sally Brailsford, University of Southampton
  • Dr Duncan Robertson, Loughborough University
  • Dr Martin Kunc, University of Warwick
  • Alan Robinson and Paul Glover, DSTL

 

  1. Learn from and meet the top names in simulation

The simulation workshop has a proud track record of attracting the top names in computer simulation as keynote speakers.  We have two keynote talks from Prof. John Fowler and Prof. Russell Cheng. 

SW18 not only provides a platform for learning from these top names, but also the opportunity to meet them and get feedback on your work, either during the formal conference sessions, at the three-course conference dinner or the coffee breaks between sessions.

  1. It’s a conference for practitioners as well as academics

The conference particularly welcomes delegates from industry and practice.  After all it is you guys who use the methods academia produces!  The programme has a long tradition of including a good balance been theoretical developments and applied simulation studies from industry.  We ask delegates to submit a 3-10 page paper that is published in our proceedings.  Not only does this mean you get to take away 30 high quality papers in the proceedings, but it guarantees high quality talks!

  1. Practitioner and researcher poster competition

If you don’t feel your work warrants a full oral presentation or prefer to present your work more visually then the practitioner and researcher poster option is for you.  Poster delegates produce an A0 or A1 poster showcasing their applied or theoretical simulation work and are asked to give a 2 minute ‘elevator pitch’ presentation to argue why their poster deserves the title of SW18’s best poster.  We emphasise this competition is open to all SW18 delegates!

 

Sent On behalf of the SW16 Conference Committee

  • Christine Currie – Conference co-chair
  • Thomas Monks – Conference co-chair
  • Anastasia Anagnostou – Programme chair
  • Rudabeh Meskarian – Programme chair
  • Duncan Robertson – Programme chair
  • Tom Boness – Poster Chair


Wednesday, 29 Mar 2017
Thomas M Monks

19 – 21 MARCH 2018

ETTINGTON CHASE HOTEL, STRATFORD, WORCESTERSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM CV37 7NZ

Important Information

19th -21st March 2018 sees the return of the OR Society’s biennial simulation workshop (SW18). The conference always boasts an excellent mix of delegates from the fields of simulation practice and research. The conference covers application and theoretical developments across all simulation methods, for example agent based simulation, system dynamics, discrete-event simulation and monte-carlo simulation. We have updated and refreshed the conference this year keeping the best of the original format and adding some exciting new elements.

Location

Discover a charming and attractive hotel, set in 11 acres of grounds. Just seven miles away, explore over 800 year of history and the birthplace of William Shakespeare in the stunning Stratford upon Avon. Visit the Royal Shakespeare Company, take a trip on the river and soak up the historic and cultural atmosphere. Local attractions also include Warwick’s Medieval Castle.

Ettington Chase is easily accessible by air, rail or car. The nearest airport is Birmingham International a 30 minute drive away or by car from Junction 15 of the M40. London is only 1.5 hours away. http://www.ettingtonchasehotel.co.uk/location/

The Programme 

An extra half day of Simulation Tutorials at no extra cost.

Over the years we have received a lot of feedback from delegates asking for more technical talks about simulation methodology. The committee have been listening! We are pleased to announce that this year the conference will feature an extra half day dedicated to tutorial sessions for beginners and experienced simulation modellers alike. We are even doing this at no extra cost to delegates!

Learn from and meet the top names in Simulation

The Simulation Workshop has a proud track record of attracting top names in computer simulation as keynote speakers. Previous keynotes have included Prof. Barry Nelson, Prof. Shane Henderson, Prof. Charles Macal and Prof. Paul Fishwick and at SW16 not one but two major keynote talks from Prof. Alexander Verbraeck and Prof. Sally Brailsford. SW18 will be just as exciting and not only provides a platform for learning from these top names, but also the opportunity to meet them and get feedback on your work, either during the formal conference sessions, at the three-course conference dinner or the coffee breaks between sessions.

High quality talks – guaranteed

The conference typically features 30 high quality practitioner and researcher papers detailing applied case studies and theoretical developments in the field of computer simulation. We ask delegates to submit a 3-10 page paper that is published in our proceedings. Not only does this mean you get to take away 30 high quality papers in the proceedings, but it guarantees high quality talks!

Practitioner and researcher poster competition

If you don’t feel your work warrants a full oral presentation then the practitioner and researcher poster option is for you. Poster delegates produce an A0 or A1 poster showcasing their applied or theoretical simulation work and are asked to give a 2 minute ‘elevator pitch’ presentation to argue why their poster deserves the title of SW18’s best poster. We emphasise this competition is open to all SW18 delegates!

Conference Co-Chairs

Thomas Monks NIHR CLAHRC Wessex Methodological Hub Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton Southampton General Hospital Room AA72 thomas.monks@soton.ac.uk

Dr C S M Currie School of Management University of Southampton Highfield. SOUTHAMPTON 17 1BJ Christine.currie@soton.ac.uk



Thursday, 2 Feb 2017
Martin Kunc

Date:    Wed, 1 Feb 2017 15:15:17 +0000

From:    Thierry Chaussalet <chausst@WESTMINSTER.AC.UK>

Subject: Re: Funded PhD Opportunities in healthcare OR, machine learning and process mining at the University of Westminster in Central London

 

This is to remind you that we have funded PhD Opportunities in operational research, machine learning, and process mining applied to healthcare. Please send to those who may be interested. Application deadline is 10 February 2017.

 

SMART HEALTHCARE: ADVANCED INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE BASED ON SYSTEM MODELLING, ANALYSIS AND OPTIMISATION USING HEALTH INFORMATICS https://www.westminster.ac.uk/courses/research-degrees/research-areas/fst4-smart-healthcare-advanced-integrated-healthcare-based-on-system-modelling-analysis-and-optimisation-using-health-informatics

 

DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING NEW MACHINE LEARNING SYSTEMS FOR BETTER MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS https://www.westminster.ac.uk/courses/research-degrees/research-areas/fst3-designing-and-implementing-new-machine-learning-systems-for-better-medical-diagnosis

 

PROCESS MINING IN THE NHS

https://www.westminster.ac.uk/courses/research-degrees/research-areas/fst7-process-mining-in-the-nhs

 

If interested, please contact the person(s) indicated in the corresponding link.

 

Thierry C.

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