10th Simulation Workshop (SW20)

30 March – 1 April 2020
Held in cooperation with the INFORMS Simulation Society

Burleigh Court Hotel
Loughborough University (West Park), Loughborough. LE11 3GR

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Join us to celebrate the 10th ‘anniversary’ of the Simulation Workshop

SW20 features an exciting line-up of high profile international keynote speakers addressing promising avenues in purposeful data generation from simulation models using data analytics and agent-based simulation:

  • Prof. Susan M. Sanchez, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA “Data farming: the meaning and methods behind the metaphor”
  • Dr Young-Jun Son, Systems and Industrial Engineering, The University of Arizona “A dynamic data-driven adaptive multi-scale simulation-based Surveillance and Crowd Control via UAVs & UGVs”

This would be a great opportunity to:

  • Present: Raise your profile and demonstrate the impact of your work.
  • Progress: Exchange and gain new ideas by immersing yourself in our great programme including two keynotes, a panel discussion, introductory and advanced tutorials and parallel streams. You will learn all about simulation and have the opportunity to discuss how to further develop the field.
  • Promote: Network with peers from academia and industry, and tell them about your work.

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 such as Barry Nelson, Shane Henderson, Charles Macal, Paul Fishwick, Alexander Verbraeck, Sally Brailsford and at SW18 two major keynote talks from John W. Fowler, Arizona State University and Russell C.H. Cheng, University of Southampton. SW20 will be just as exciting and not only provides a platform for learning from some top names but also the opportunity to meet the speakers and get feedback on your work.

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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 either a 5-10 page full paper or a 2-4 short paper. Short papers are a new feature introduced at SW20 particularly suitable for delegates wishing to present industrial case studies or work in progress, narrower in scope compared to a full paper. Submitted papers are peer reviewed and 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 SW20’s best poster. This competition is open to all SW20 delegates!

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Held in cooperation with the INFORMS Simulation Society

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