National Oceanography Centre


Monday 27 - Wednesday 29 March 2023

National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

The OR Society’s Simulation Workshop brings together our community of experts working in the field of modelling and simulation. Hosted at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, SW23 will provide an opportunity for practitioners and academics to exchange ideas on the current and future state-of-the-art in modelling and simulation.

You're invited

You can look forward to a rich programme of a keynote presentation, panel discussions, parallel streams and tutorials. Breaks between sessions and the conference dinner provide an excellent opportunity for networking. There will be an exhibition area which will feature poster displays and some of the latest developments in simulation software tools.

Contact [email protected]

Registration is now open to both members and non-members

Early bird rates are available until 31 January 2023!



Industrial Case Study

This is open to non-academics only.  Submit your short paper (2 pages max) using the Easy Chair link below.  

Further details about the paper structure are given in the template.

Submissions for posters and case studies have now closed.

10 February 2023: Authors who have already submitted to provide the final manuscript for inclusion in the conference proceeding ensuring they are in the format required for the conference. 

Conference Fees

Membership type Early bird Full fee
Member £370 £450
New member £410 £460
Student £190 £190
Retired £190 £190
Non-member £440 £490

* Early bird rates are available until 31st January 2023

Ticket prices exclude VAT

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Location and Accommodation

SW23 will take place at the National Oceanographic Centre, Southampton, with accommodation provided by Leonardo Royal Hotel.

Book your accommodation

Keynote Speakers

We are delighted to announce that Professor Susan Howick and Professor Raghu Pasupathy are our SW23 Keynote Speakers.

SW23 Keynote Speakers

Meet the Committee

Meet the members of the simulation and OR community who give their time to create the Simulation Workshop.

Meet the Organising Committee

A wide spectrum of topics

A technical programme comprising a wide spectrum of simulation, modelling and analysis is being put together, and is likely to feature:

Simulation Modelling Methodology

  • Component based simulation
  • Collaboration methods
  • Distributed simulation
  • Web based simulation
  • Simulation and the grid/cloud
  • Simulation and artificial intelligence
  • Simulation visualisation
  • Simulation software
  • Simulation standards
  • Human performance modelling
  • Discrete event simulation
  • Agent-based simulation
  • System Dynamics
  • Hybrid simulation
  • Service-oriented simulation
  • Conceptual modelling
  • Verification and validation
  • Simulation analytic


Simulation Analysis Methodology

  • Design and analysis of simulation experiments
  • Simulation optimisation
  • Risk analysis
  • Metamodelling

Simulation in Practice

  • Simulation in manufacturing
  • Simulation in services
  • Simulation in defence
  • Simulation in healthcare
  • Simulation in the semiconductor industry
  • Simulation practice
  • Simulation education
  • Energy modelling
  • Environmental simulation
  • Supply chain and transportation modelling

#SW23 is held in partnership with:

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