Press Release:

Future Research Directions in Digital Simulation Methodology for the Next 10 Years

The Banff International Research Station will host the "Future Research Directions in Digital Simulation Methodology for the Next 10 Years" workshop in Banff from April 28, 2017 to April 30, 2017.

Research in simulation analysis methodology has been derived by the applications of interest at the era as well as the state of simulation and computing. By 90’s, interesting applications were manufacturing and service systems and telecommunication; and popular research topics included random number/variate generation, simulation language development, output analysis, simulation optimization and generating multivariate vectors with cross- or auto-correlation. Since then, much of them have changed dramatically. Simulation is now a popular tool in health care, humanitarian supply chains, financial engineering, national security and environmental management; and new technologies such as parallel computing and GPU have become more popular.

In this workshop, top researchers in the field of analysis methodology in simulation will get together and visit each research topic. Then they will discuss and review
(i) whether or not research in each field made differences;
(ii) if good enough solutions for each field have been found;
(iii) if not, whether it is worthwhile putting more efforts in the field;
(iv) if yes, what approaches are desirable;
(v) moreover, if there are arising needs for new problems and how to approach them.

Then participants will brainstorm a list of tactical topics in simulation methodology that will definitely have significant impacts and be likely to lead the simulation research next 10 years; and how to successfully approach the research problems.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).

BIRS Scientific Director, Nassif Ghoussoub
E-mail: birs-director[@]