Collaborative Research: Travel Support for Students to Participate in the PhD Colloquium at Winter Simulation Conference 2012 Berlin Germany 9-12 De

Project: Research project

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The goal of this project is to support a PhD Colloquium (workshop) of approximately 20 promising PhD students from the United States. The event will take place in conjunction with the Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) 2012, which will be held on Dec 9-12, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The WSC is the premier international forum for disseminating recent advances in the field of system simulation. In addition to a technical program of unsurpassed scope and quality, WSC provides the central meeting place for simulation practitioners, researchers, and vendors working in all disciplines in industry, service, government, military, and academic sectors. Research reports published in the WSC Proceedings are heavily-refereed and widely cited. The PhD Colloquium is a research-focused meeting that has taken place annually at the WSC, and has helped to launch the careers of many outstanding simulation researchers. Goals of the colloquium (workshop) include building a cohort group of emerging scholars who will then have a network of colleagues spread out across the world. Student participants will make formal presentations (oral or poster) of their research during the PhD Colloquium (workshop). The student participants will present their work and interact with other professionals participating in WSC 2012 during the PhD Colloquium on December 9, with follow up activities planned during the technical program of the conference. The abstracts of the students' work will be published in the WSC2012 proceeding, which has wide distribution. The WSC PhD colloquia have been highly successful in providing a forum for the initial socialization into the field of young doctoral scholars; many of today's leading simulation researchers participated as students in earlier colloquia. Broader Impacts: The WSC is the internationally leading simulation conference and has been well attended by the leading researchers in the area from all over the world. The WSC PhD Colloquia traditionally bring together the best of the next generation of simulation researchers, allowing them to create a social network both among themselves and with senior researchers. Applications are encouraged from all doctoral students whose research is modeling and simulation-related. Being in Europe, the WSC2012 is expected to attract more European researchers than WSCs in the past. This travel grant will encourage the interaction of the US emerging scholars with their counterparts and senior researchers from Europe and elsewhere, increasing the international awareness of the participating US students. Students participation of international scientific discussion forums is always an important part of their education and a great way to build a mature workforce in scientific research. The organizers have undertaken to work to identify and include the broadest possible group of highly qualified PhD students which include under-represented groups.
Effective start/end date10/1/129/30/13


  • National Science Foundation (NSF): $15,000.00


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