The 25th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society
50th Anniversary Celebration
July 29 – August 2, 2007 --- Boston
Conference Partner: PA Consulting Group
Conference Host : System Dynamics Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management
Call for Papers, Presentations, Workshops and Sessions
2007 marks the 25th annual conference of the System Dynamics Society and the 50th anniversary of the founding of the field. In celebration, the conference will feature a number of special events marking these important milestones. Join us for this wonderful occasion on July 29 – August 2, 2007!
The conference will bring together more than 500 people working in system dynamics and systems thinking. Presentations by practitioners and world leaders in the field will cover a wide variety of topics.
The Seaport Hotel is in the heart of Boston's Seaport District overlooking the breathtaking panoramic view of Boston Harbor and the city skyline.
The Seaport Hotel is conveniently located on Boston harbor, minutes from the airport, and with easy access to Boston’s restaurants, shops, museums and attractions. Public spaces at the Seaport have wireless Wi-Fi access and each guest room is equipped with complimentary Internet/VPN access at T-1 speed. For detailed information about the Seaport Hotel, visit the website.
Boston can easily be reached by train, plane and car. Parking for a fee will be available on site.
|The conference program will consist of invited
and contributed sessions and workshops demonstrating the state of the art in the
theory and application of system dynamics.
In addition, panel discussions, special interest group sessions, student colloquia, the modeling assistance workshop, events of historic interest, vendor displays, exhibits, demonstrations, Society business meetings and other related activities will be scheduled.
The conference schedule will provide time for relaxed social and professional interaction
The conference will bring together diverse perspectives on the application of system dynamics to important issues in the theory of complex dynamic systems and the practical use of these tools to address critical real-world challenges. A small sampling of the topics to be addressed includes:
Each paper must have a designated presenter and one individual can be a designated presenter for at most two works. Due to scheduling demands, designated presenters not registered by June 6, 2007 will have their papers automatically removed from the schedule. All attendees, whether presenting or not, must register for the conference.
All works submitted will be assigned for double blind peer review. The results, with the oversight of the program co-chairs, will determine whether a work will be accepted, and, if so, the presentation format for the work.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent by May 16, 2007. Authors retain the copyright to all submitted work and, by submitting, grant permission for inclusion in the conference proceedings.
Proposals for workshops and tutorials are welcome and should be submitted online via the Society website.
Proposals for plenary or parallel sessions, panel discussions, roundtable sessions and other pre- or post- conference activities are welcome. Proposals should contain a brief description of the session theme, names of organizer(s) and a tentative list of all papers to be included in the session.
Session proposals are due by March 26, 2007. Send proposals to email@example.com.
Good work in system dynamics is often relevant to multiple communities. The conference promotes the diffusion of knowledge generally and system dynamics particularly. Work that has been submitted to, accepted for, or already presented at another conference, or accepted but not yet published in a journal, will be reviewed for acceptance. Work already published in a journal should not be submitted.
At the time of submission of each work, please fill out the online form (contact information for all author(s) with a 200-word abstract) and upload up to three updateable files. The first will be the body of the work with no author information for blind review; the second is the version for the web proceedings with a 200-word abstract and complete author information; and the third, any supporting material, including models, submitted as a single file or a .zip archive.
Materials must be submitted online via
the Society website.
Authors will be asked to complete a short questionnaire about the appropriate
session placement and format for their presentation at the time of submission.
Conference Chair: |
Robert L. Eberlein
Ventana Systems, Inc.
Harvard, Massachusetts USA
|January 2, 2007||Opening date for paper submissions and workshop and session proposals.|
|March 26, 2007||Paper submission deadline. Workshop and session proposals due.|
|May 16, 2007||Notification of acceptance.|
|May 23, 2007||Final abstracts due for Printed Abstract Proceedings.|
|June 6, 2007||Presenter registration deadline. Papers of unregistered designated presenters will be removed from the program.|
|June 15, 2007||Tentative program schedule.|
|June 21, 2007||Conference registration fee increase and deadline for hotel reservations.|
|July 29, 2007||PhD Colloquium, Policy Council Meeting.|
|July 30, 2007||Boston Conference Opening!|
|August 22, 2007||Deadline for final papers for Web Proceedings.|
Conference Sponsors to date::
|Conference Partner: PA Consulting Group and Kolbenschmidt Pierburg|
|Conference Host: System Dynamics Group, MIT Sloan School of Management|
|AIMS and ConfluentC, IIc.|
|Amber Blocks Ltd.|
|Atkins Nutritionals, Inc.|
|Clif Bar, Inc.|
|CRA International, Inc.|
|Decisio Consulting Inc.|
|Evans & Peck Pty. Ltd|
|Forio Business Simulations|
|Global Strategy Dynamics, Ltd.|
|GoldSim Technologies Group|
|Health Market Science|
|ISSS International Society for the Systems Sciences|
|Jantz Morgan LLC|
|John Wiley & Sons Ltd.|
|Lane Press of Albany||National Business Promotions, Inc.|
|Pearson Education New Zealand, in association with Kambiz E. Maani and Robert Y. Cavana|
|Pegasus Communications, Inc.|
|Powersim Software AS|
|Powersim Solutions, Inc.|
|Project Performance International|
|Raytheon Integrated Defense|
|Edward Roberts (MIT) and Nancy Roberts (Lesley University)|
|Sandia National Laboratories|
|SoL, Society for Organizational Learning|
|Cindy and John Sterman|
|Swiss ReInsurance Company|
|Ventana Systems, Inc.|
|Worcester Polytechnic Institute|