Call for Papers

Simulation for Resilient Systems

The Winter Simulation Conference 2023 highlights the vital role that simulation plays in designing, planning, and operating resilient systems under uncertainty. In an increasingly inter-connected world, it is more critical than ever to ensure that systems quickly recover from and adapt to major disruptions. Simulation, with its explainable analytics and uncertainty modeling, is a key technology that lies at the heart of building resilient systems.

We invite papers that emphasize the latest advances in simulation theory and applications showcasing the integrated use of simulation with technologies ranging from the Internet of Things and statistics to AI/ML and optimization. We particularly encourage applications of simulation to improve resiliency in a wide range of domains, including but not limited to aviation, disaster response, education, energy, finance, healthcare, infrastructure, manufacturing, national security, space systems, and supply chains. Two tracks will have a specific focus on resiliency: Complex and Resilient Systems; Environment, Sustainability and Resilience. Resiliency papers can also be submitted to the many relevant application-oriented tracks.

The Winter Simulation Conference 2023 will continue the tradition of including pre-conference workshops, introductory and advanced tutorials, commercial case studies, poster sessions, and the Ph.D. Colloquium. Commercial case studies will be integrated into appropriate application-oriented tracks along with full papers. WSC 2023 will include a new track, Simulation around the World, bringing together remotely delivered presentations from all parts of the globe. The conference will also host the 19th International Conference on Modeling & Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing (MASM). WSC 2023 will showcase professional development opportunities and a Simulation Challenge for teams to compete on an industrial case study.

2023 Keynote Speaker

Ann Dunkin
Chief Information Officer
U.S. Department of Energy

Titans of Simulation

Dr. John Fowler
Arizona State University

Dr. Enver Yucesan


WSC 2023 will feature a comprehensive program ranging from introductory tutorials to state-of-the-art research and practice. Track descriptions can be found here.

Education and Outreach

  • Pre-Conference Workshops
  • Professional Development
  • Simulation Challenge
  • Simulation in Education
  • Tutorials (Introductory/Advanced)
  • Vendor Workshops


  • Agent-Based Simulation
  • Analysis Methodology
  • Hybrid Simulation
  • Modeling Methodology
  • Simulation Optimization
  • Uncertainty Quantification & Robust Simulation


  • Aviation Modeling & Analysis
  • Complex & Resilient Systems
  • Data Science for Simulation
  • Environment, Sustainability & Resilience
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Logistics, Supply Chain & Transportation
  • Manufacturing & Industry 4.0
  • Military & National Security
  • Modeling & Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing
  • Project Management & Construction
  • Reliability Modeling and Simulation
  • Scientific Applications
  • Simulation & Artificial Intelligence
  • Simulation Around the World
  • Simulation in Digital Twin


  • Commercial Case Studies
  • Ph.D. Colloquium
  • Posters

Paper and Abstract Deadlines and Requirements

  Full Papers Extended Abstracts
Commercial Case Studies &
Poster Sessions
Ph.D. Colloquium
Submission Length ≤12 pages
15 pages for tutorials and panel sessions
≤2 pages ≤2 pages
Submission Deadline April 21: Contributed
May 5: Invited
August 13 September 1
Notification of Acceptance/ Reviewer Comments June 2 September 1 September 15
Final Submission July 2 September 15 September 29
Appears in ACM/IEEE Digital Proceedings? Yes No No
Appears in I-Sim Archives of WSC? Yes Yes Yes

All submissions will be peer reviewed. Accepted full papers will be published in the digital version of the conference proceedings archived in IEEE and ACM repositories. All papers must be presented at the conference for the paper to be fully published, copyrighted and disseminated. Instructions, information, submission forms and procedures are available on the WSC website.

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.

Full Paper Deadlines

Authors may electronically submit papers not previously published or presented. Each submission must use the Word or LaTeX template on the Authors Kit. The page size in the proceedings is 8.5 by 11 inches (21.6 cm by 27.9 cm). Papers should be at most 12 pages, including an abstract of not more than 150 words, except for introductory tutorials, advanced tutorials, and panel sessions, for which the limit is 15 pages. Submission implies that an author will attend 2023 WSC and present the paper, and all clearance required for publication of the paper will be obtained by July 15, 2023. Submissions must be made through the WSC website.

  • April 21, 2023: Submissions due for Contributed Papers
  • May 5, 2023: Submissions due for Invited Papers
  • June 2, 2023: Notification of acceptance
  • July 2, 2023: Authors electronically submit corrected papers to Proceedings Editors

Extended Abstract Submission for Commercial Case Studies and Poster Session

Extended abstract submissions are welcome for the Commercial Case Studies Track and the Poster Session.

The Commercial Case Studies track highlights simulation analysis for an applied problem or where simulation is the backbone of a commercial application. Continuing the change from last year’s conference, case studies are no longer assigned to a stand-alone track. Abstracts submitted to the Commercial Case Studies track will be assigned to the relevant application oriented track. These presentations will be fully integrated into the respective application tracks along with full papers.

The Poster Session offers a timely venue to present new simulation research through a forum encouraging active presentation and engagement among participants. Poster abstracts are appropriate for those who do not have the time to submit a full paper or make an early commitment to participate at the Winter Simulation Conference.

Extended abstracts will appear in the INFORMS Simulation Society archives of the WSC Conference (, but not in the ACM and IEEE digital proceedings.

  • May 1, 2023: Open for submission for the extended abstracts
  • August 13, 2023: Electronically submit 2-page extended abstracts
  • September 1, 2023: Notification of acceptance to authors (including details about submitting slides, and formats of the posters
  • September 15, 2023: Final extended abstracts due

PhD Colloquium

  • September 1, 2023: Electronically submit 2-page extended abstracts

2023 WSC is sponsored by ACM/SIGSIM, ASA (Technical Co-Sponsor), ASIM (Technical Co-Sponsor), IEEE/SMC (Technical Co-Sponsor), IISE, INFORMS-SIM, NIST (Technical Co-Sponsor), SCS, and ORS (UK, Technical Sponsor).