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9th Simulation Workshop (SW18)

19 – 21 MARCH 2018

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Held in cooperation with the INFORMS Simulation Society

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.


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.

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, for example, Prof. Shane Henderson, Prof. Barry Nelson, Prof. Alexander Verbraeck and Prof. Sally Brailsford, to name but a few. This year is no exception and our Keynote Speakers at SW18 will be Prof. John Fowler, Motorola Professor of International Business, Arizona State University and Prof. Russell Cheng, Emeritus Professor within Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton and 2016 winner of the INFORMS Simulation Lifetime Professional Achievement Award.   Attending SW18 not only provides a platform for learning from these two top names, but also the opportunity to meet them and get feedback on your work, either during the formal conference sessions, at the conference dinner or the coffee breaks between sessions.Further information

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!