Guest editors' introduction to special issue on the third INFORMS simulation society research workshop

Peter J. Haas, Shane G. Henderson, Pierre L'Ecuyer
2014 ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation  
is to bring together leading researchers working in simulation methodology and applications related to operation research and management science, to reflect on a selected central theme and identify important issues that need attention and promising paths to solutions. The theme of the 2011 workshop was simulation in the management of complex service systems, such as healthcare systems, emergency systems, call centers, logistic and delivery systems, transportation systems, telecommunication
more » ... rks, revenue management systems, and smart energy grids. Questions of interest included (among others) defining appropriate stochastic models for these systems, constructing effective tools to optimize or improve decision making via simulation, transferring ideas and methods across application areas, and identifying the main important challenges for a research agenda in these areas.
doi:10.1145/2555690 fatcat:szb4xqv5braf5ke4zw76eyxxbq