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. Read the descriptions of tracks and track coordinators.

Accepted papers will be published in the WSC 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

April 5    Contributed session abstract submission deadline

April 26    Invited session abstract submission deadline

August 13    Extended abstract submission deadline

August 2    Extended abstract submission deadline for Posters and Commercial Case Studies

August 30   Abstract submission deadline for PhD Colloquium 

October 21    Abstract submission deadline for Vendor Track*

*Vendor Track submissions are only open to registered, paying exhibitors. For more information on exhibiting click here.

Click here to submit your extended abstract  through the online paper management system. Please write your extended abstract using the Extended Abstract template below.

2024 Invitation Letters: For invitation letters to obtain a visa, please contact the Registration Chair: Majsa Ammouriova.
Program questions:Susan Hunter, Program Chair
Proceedings questions: Henry Lam, WSC Proceedings Co-Chair

Papers using Word
Sample, instructions, and Winword Template
Papers using LaTeX
Sample, instructions, and LaTeX files
Overleaf Template     OverLeaf logo

Abstracts using Word
Sample, instructions, and Winword Template
Extended Abstracts: Posters, Commercial Case Studies, PhD Colloquium, and Vendor Abstracts
Sample, instructions, and Winword Template
Guidelines on writing a good paper    
Guidelines on giving a good presentation