Abstract for: System Dynamics Applications Award Announcement

The System Dynamics Applications Award is presented by the Society as often as every year for the best “real world” application of System Dynamics. The award was last presented at the 2015 annual conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA. The best application is based primarily on demonstrated measurable benefit to an organization through the use of System Dynamics, and secondarily for new ideas that improve the art of applying System Dynamics, or for relating work to existing System Dynamics literature and/or other disciplines. The work must have been conducted within ten years of the submission deadline. In 2017 the award was given to Steven Arquitt, Carla S. Assuad, Melak M. Ayenew, Gerald O. Barney, Santiago M. Blanco, David Collste, Hans R. Herren, Maximilian Kleemann, Matteo Pedercini, Weishuang Qu, John D. Shilling and Gunda Zuellich for “Threshold 21 Model for Long-Term National Development Planning.” For a list of all winners, see the Society website.