Simulation OR

The Simulation Special Interest Group (SIG) provides a forum for academics, practitioners and software vendors to discuss the most recent advances in simulation theory and methodologies, to exchange ideas on simulation practice, to promote collaboration among its members, and to engage in impact-related activities.

Since 2002, the group has been running a bi-annual OR Society conference on simulation called the Simulation Workshop. Members of the group also contribute to the Journal of Simulation (ORS journal) in senior editorial roles. The group organises a number of meetings and one-day workshops on cutting-edge simulation research and topics of relevance to SIG members. For example, in the summer of 2018, the group facilitated the Simulation SIG Road Trip with Professor Paul Fishwick, which included meetings in seven UK cities.

The group encourages those who are interested in attending or organising future meetings and workshops to join the mailing list to get the conversation going.

Committee details

Masoud Fakhimi Chair
Anastasia Anagnostou Secretary
Sion Cave Committee Member
Lampros Stergioulas Committee Member
Simon Taylor Committee Member

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Join us for our next event


Please save the date for the upcoming joint Simulation and Health and Social Services SIG event on Healthcare Modelling & Simulation:

Date: Tuesday, 30 May 2023

Time: 10:45 am-14:30 pm

Venue: Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH, WLF-207/8 and via MS Team

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Hosted by two special interest groups, Simulation and Health and Social Services, of the Operational Research Society.

About the Workshop

This workshop explores the use of simulation for decision-making in healthcare and what data needs to be collected in hospitals for advanced simulation applications, such as digital twins. The event brings together leading researchers and practitioners in a mix of interactive presentations, discussions and networking opportunities.

In-person attendance is limited to 50 places, after which attendees will be allocated to online attendance.


10:45-11:00 Welcome and Introduction (Masoud Fakhimi, University of Surrey)

11:00-12:15 Simulation Modelling Talks

  • Modelling for Pandemic Crises (Anastasia Anagnostou, Brunel University)
  • Simul8 and Healthcare Digital Twins (Mark Elder, Simul8)
  • Open Models in Healthcare (Alison Harper and Tom Monks, University of Exeter)

12:15-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:00 Vilnius University Hospital Managers Talks 

  • Head of the Project Management Department
  • Head of Information Systems Department
  • Director of Medicine

14:00-14:30 Structured Discussions Involving All.

14:30 Closing Remarks

We hope to see you there!

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