​All images: Timo Julku

Winter simulation conference 2018

​The Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) is the premier international forum for disseminating recent advances in the field of system simulation. The 2018 conference was held in Gothenburg, Sweden. Since the conference was held at the same time as the Nobel Prize awards, the theme for this year was simulation for a noble cause.
This year's conference gathered over 800 participants from more than 40 countries, which is the largets since 1971. The conference had a sustainable theme to minimize carbon emissions.

The programme included 176 sessions in 18 parallel stream, 450 presentations and 1500 unique reviews. There were also 34 exhibitors and 28 sponsors that helped making the conference to great a event.

Conference keynote speaker was Dr Scott F. Breor from Office of Infrastructure ProtectionU.S. Department of Homeland Security. Dr Breor's talk was titled “Assessing Critical Infrastructure Dependencies and Interdependencies”

- I'm very happy and satisfied with the conference. We had a lot of interesting talks and sessions. I would like to thank everyone who made this possible, says the general chair Professor Björn Johansson. 






Dr Scott F. Breor (left) and Prof. Björn Johansson



The conference dinner was held at Gothia Towers and included a traditional Swedish Lucia event. A Swedish tradition every mid December to lighten up the dark evenings with songs and lights in the hair.

Lucia with glowing candles in her hair (mostly electric nowadays) and her haidmaids. 


Published: Fri 21 Dec 2018.