SW23 will be held at the National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton, SO14 3ZH, UK


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]



We are now inviting submissions of papers and posters that present academic research and industry case studies, in order to showcase simulation and modelling excellence.

Deadline for submissions is 21 October 2022

Please submit electronically papers not previously published or presented. Each submission must be a four- to ten-page paper (ten-15 pages for the beginner/advanced tutorial stream), including an abstract of less than 150 words. All submissions will be peer reviewed and submission also implies that an author will pay to attend the workshop to present the paper. All clearance required for publication of the paper will be obtained by 10 February 2023.

Full details on how to submit your work


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


The workshop will be held at the National Oceanographic Centre in Southampton – one of the world’s top oceanographic institutions – set right next to Southampton Port. Southampton is a historic coastal city with many arts venues, particularly in its new cultural quarter in Guildhall Square. It has a long maritime history and you can find the Mayflower Memorial and Titanic Museum in the city centre, along with many shops and restaurants.

Southampton is easily accessible by air, rail or car. The nearest airport is Southampton Airport, 20 minutes by car or ten minutes by train. London is less than 1.5 hours away by train.


#SW23 is held in partnership with:

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Conference organisers


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Professor Sally Brailsford

Southampton Business School, University of Southampton

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Dr Siôn Cave

Decision Analysis Services Ltd

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