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When Dec 7, 2014 - Dec 10, 2014
Where Savannah, GA, USA
Submission Deadline Apr 1, 2014
Notification Due Jun 1, 2014
Final Version Due Jul 16, 2014
Categories    hybrid simulation   simulation   multi-methodology   multi-paradigm

Call For Papers

++ Call for Papers ++

(December 7-10, 2014, Savannah, GA, USA)

The Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) is the premier international forum for disseminating recent advances in the field of dynamic systems modeling and simulation. This year we are organising a mini-track on HYBRID SIMULATION, which is being co-ordinated by Navonil Mustafee (University of Exeter), Sally Brailsford (University of Southampton) and Tillal Eldabi (Brunel University) and is supported by an international program committee. We invite you to submit contributed papers to the mini-track on hybrid simulation. The deadline for submission is April 1, 2014.

Link to the mini-track:
Link to WSC2014:

Simulation methods enable stakeholders to analyse and evaluate strategies for effective management of complex systems. It is therefore not surprising that an increasing number of studies have used techniques such as Discrete-event simulation, Monte-Carlo simulation, System Dynamics, Markov Chain Monte-Carlo methods and Agent-based simulation to make better and more informed decisions. However, such techniques have frequently been applied in isolation. The complexity of systems and their multi-faceted relationships may mean that the combined application of simulation methods, or hybrid simulation, will enable synergies across techniques and will provide greater insights to problem solving. The aim of this track is therefore to solicit papers that focus on combining techniques; in particular, they must demonstrate the need for hybrid simulation and how this approach could be used for modeling and simulating complex systems. The hybrid simulation studies may relate to application areas such as healthcare, manufacturing, supply chain and logistics, military, disaster response, environment and sustainability. Submissions are encouraged under the following:

(a) Methodology, e.g., synthesis of existing literature, papers presenting the conceptualisation of hybrid simulation through use of frameworks.

(b) Papers focusing on Technology, e.g., use of distributed simulation for facilitating hybrid.

(c) Case studies that have applied hybrid simulation in manufacturing, logistics and supply chain, healthcare..

For further information on the mini-track please email the organisers at,,

- Andreas Tolk (Chief Scientist, SimIS Inc, US)
- Angela Testi (Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy)
- Benny Tjahjono (Cranfield University, UK)
- Brian Dangerfield (University of Salford, UK)
- Christos Vasilakis (University of Bath, UK)
- Enver Yucesan (INSEAD - Fontainebleau, France)
- Gabriel Wainer (Carleton University, US)
- Joe Viana (University of Southampton, UK)
- John Powell (University of Exeter, UK)
- Korina Katsaliaki (International Hellenic University, Greece)
- Levent Yilmaz (Auburn University, US)
- Michael J. North (Argonne National Laboratory, US)
- Paul Fishwick (The University of Texas at Dallas, US)
- Paul Harper (Cardiff University, UK)
- Phil Godsiff (University of Exeter, UK)
- Saikou Y. Diallo (Virginia Modeling Analysis and Simulation Center, US)
- Simon Taylor (Brunel University, UK)
- Stephan Onggo (Lancaster University, UK)
- Stephen Chick (INSEAD - Fontainebleau, France)
- Stuart Rossiter (University of Southampton, UK)
- Vincent Knight (Cardiff University, UK)
- Young Jun Son (The University of Arizona, US)

All contributed paper submissions will be peer reviewed. Accepted papers will be published in the CD-ROM version of the conference proceedings. All papers must be presented for the paper to be fully published, copyrighted and disseminated. Instructions, information, submission forms and procedures are available on the WSC website,

Steve Buckley, WSC 2014 General Chair
John Miller, WSC 2014 Program Chair


Navonil Mustafee
Program chair, 2014 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference
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Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management
Program Director, BA Business and Management
Centre for Innovation and Service Research
University of Exeter Business School
Building:One, Rennes Drive, Exeter EX4 4ST, UK
phone: +44 (0) 1392 725661

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