A paper must accompany all presentations and tutorials. All papers, poster abstracts and PhD Colloquium papers will be peer reviewed. Below are templates (one for Word and one for LaTex) for preparing papers for WSC. Full papers must be 5 to 12 pages in length and must use one of these templates. Introductory tutorials, advanced tutorials, and panel session papers may be up to 15 pages in length Click here for descriptions of Tracks and Track Coordinators. Accepted papers will be published in the USB version of the conference proceedings which will be copyrighted and widely disseminated. The proceedings of the WSC are listed in the ACM and IEEE digital libraries. In addition, proceedings from all previous Winter Simulation Conferences can be accessed via the Winter Simulation Archive.

Important Dates & Contacts

Deadline dates for Posters, Ph.D. Colloquium and Case Studies are listed in the Call for Papers.
2020 Invitation Letters: John Fowler will provide an invitation letter for obtaining a visa or other situation.
Program questions: Theresa Roeder WSC Program Chair
Proceedings questions: Ki-Hwan G. Bae WSC Proceedings Co-Chair

Carefully review the following information, and then click here to submit.

Authors Kit

Here are instructions and templates for preparing your 2020 WSC paper or poster abstract.  All submissions should follow the formatting instructions in this kit. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in a paper being rejected or returned for revision. We look forward to reading your work, and thanks for contributing to the preeminent conference on computer simulation.

  • Here is the process for preparing and submitting a WSC’20 paper or poster abstract:

    • Decide whether you will use Word or LaTeX to prepare your document
    • Download the appropriate files (see below)*
    • Modify those files to produce your submission
    • Click here to submit your paper through the online paper management system.

Each accepted paper must have a separate, paid registration. Only under highly unusual circumstances, and at the discretion of the conference leadership, will an author be allowed to present more than one paper on a single registration.  Authors wishing to do so must contact the Program Chair by September 1, clearly describing which papers the authors wish to present under the single registration, and why an exception to the conference policy is warranted.  Unless permission is granted, an author planning to present two papers will be required to pay for two registrations.

The Posters and Case Study Track papers should use the standard template for submission, and submit papers that are 2 pages long only.

The Abstract Templates are available for the Vendor Track only. 


Papers using Word
Sample, instructions, and Winword Template
Papers using LaTeX
Sample, instructions, and LaTeX files

Overleaf Template    

Abstracts using Word
Sample, instructions, and Winword Template

Posters, Case Studies and Vendor Abstracts using Word
Sample, instructions, and Winword Template

Guidelines on writing a good paper    

Guidelines on giving a good presentation

Coming Summer 2020