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“System Dynamics in Health” session at INFORMS

Postby Roberta Spencer » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:49 am

“System Dynamics in Health” session at the INFORMS Annual Meeting
From Mohammad S. Jalali, Visiting researcher, MIT Sloan; Ph.D. student, Virginia Tech

Dear all,

I am organizing a new session, “System Dynamics in Health”, at the INFORMS annual meeting in San Francisco, Nov 9-12, 2014. Here is the link to the event: ... index.html

This new session, organized under the Health Applications cluster, has a focus on applications of System Dynamics in Health. Presentations are by invitation only and we should have time for four presentations, each for about 20 minutes.

If you are interested to present your work, I need to hear from you no later than May 1st. Please email me ( the title and abstract of your presentation. The title and abstract should be 100 and 500 characters maximum, respectively. If your abstract is selected for presentation, you will be notified by May 3rd and will receive an invitation email to submit your selected abstract through the INFORMS website.

Please pass along this announcement to anyone that you believe should attend this new session at the INFORMS. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to receiving your submissions and meeting you in San Francisco.

Thank you,

Mohammad S. Jalali
Visiting researcher, MIT Sloan
Ph.D. student, Virginia Tech
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The 2014 Asia-Pacific System Dynamics Conference

Postby Roberta Spencer » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:26 pm

The 2014 Asia-Pacific System Dynamics Conference was held at Senshu University in Tokyo, Japan, February 22-24, 2014. The conference celebrated the 50-year anniversary of the first publication of System Dynamics work in Japan. Conference participants came from more than 25 countries, including Australia, Canada, Chile, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, USA, UAE, UK, and Vietnam. There were about 95 conference participants, 7 plenary presentations, 31 parallel session papers, and 8 workshops. The overall organization of the conference allowed for time to interact with colleagues and make new contacts with people from the Asia-Pacific region. Highlights of the conference included the Welcome Reception and Conference Banquet, where superb Japanese cuisine was mixed with some formal comments celebrating 50 years of System Dynamics in Japan, and some interesting reflections on the changes in Japan since the International System Dynamics Conference there in 1995. The Conference Organizing Team plans to hold a formal Asia-Pacific Conference every two years, with the next conference possibly being in Singapore in 2016. They would also like to hold some activity in the region every alternative year. Thank you to the organizers, sponsors, and participants for making this event a great success.
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Program Schedule with Abstracts for the Asia-Pacific SD Conf

Postby Roberta Spencer » Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:10 pm

Program Schedule with Abstracts for the Asia-Pacific System Dynamics Conference has been posted! The conference starts on Saturday, February 22. Plenary session titles include Inspiring Strategy (speakers include Kim Warren and John Richardson), Economics and Development (speakers include Khalid Saeed and Brian Dangerfield), Reliability and Integrity of Models (speakers include Yaman Barlas and Martin Schaffernicht), and Excellence in Teaching (speaker George Richardson). Parallel session topics include Business and Industry Issues; Health Behavior and Learning; Health Networks and Evaluation; Medical and Health Issues; Strategy Analysis; Economics and Planning; Project Management; Conflict and Evaluation; Agriculture, Tourism and Waste Management; Operations and Supply Chain Management; Natural Disasters, Water and Sanitation; Energy Resources Management; and Public Policy Issues.

There is a full line up of hands-on workshops including Stella Computer Software, Project Evaluation, Managing Repeated Errors in Product Development and Design (in Japanese), Mapping and modeling business cases with the Sysdea online software, System Dynamics with Repast Simphony, System Dynamics Model Documentation and Assessment Tool, Money and Macroeconomic Dynamics, and Introduction to Group Model Building.

For full conference information, please visit the Asia Pacific Conference website.
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Strategic Management Society Conference in Madrid Sept 20-23

Postby Shayne Gary » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:34 pm

The annual SMS Conference will be held this year in Madrid from September 20-23. As Program Chair for the Behavioral Strategy Interest Group I invite scholars from the system dynamics community to submit proposals to our conference track. If we receive enough high quality proposals, I will create a symposium or panel session to showcase SD research at the conference.

The Behavioral Strategy Interest Group promotes research that grounds strategic management in realistic assumptions about human cognition, emotion, and social interaction. We welcome research from many methodological traditions, from the quantitative (experiments, mathematical modelling, simulations, statistical field studies, brain imaging) to the qualitative (grounded theory, ethnography, textual analysis).

The submission deadline for proposals (5-7 pages) is February 27.

Visit the conference website for more information about the conference:

The full call for proposals is available at the following link:
Shayne Gary
Australian School of Business
University of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW Australia 2052
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3rd Lund Conference dates changed: APRIL 28-30

Postby Roberta Spencer » Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:06 pm

3rd Lund Conference on Games, Interaction, Reasoning, Learning & Semantics

Important dates
February 7th, 2014: Submission deadline (250-500 words abstract)
March 15th, 2014: Notification to authors
April 10th, 2014: Submission of extended abstracts or short papers

For full information on this conference, please visit the website:
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Asia-Pacific Conference - Draft Program Schedule

Postby Roberta Spencer » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:57 am

Asia-Pacific Conference - Draft Program Schedule

The full Tentative Program Schedule (including Plenary Sessions, Parallel Sessions, and Workshops) is now available online.

For more information on the 1st Asia-Pacific Conference, please visit the conference website.
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CLE – Conference for K-12 Education

Postby Roberta Spencer » Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:43 pm

The Creative Learning Exchange announces information about this year’s conference: Systems Thinking and Dynamic Modeling Conference for K-12 Education. It will be their 11th biennial ST/DM conference at the Babson Executive Conference Center in Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA. The dates are June 28- June 30, 2014. The Conference will provide resources and opportunity for educators and interested citizens to explore what is current and possible in K-12 systems education. To learn more about the program with Workshops with hands-on learning, Informative plenary presentations, and Discussion roundtables, please visit the conference website.

For information on how to submit a proposal is also available online; proposals are due February 1st. For more information about the deadlines and key dates, keynote speakers, scholarships, registration, lodging, and more, please visit the CLE website.
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News about the Asia-Pacific System Dynamics Conference

Postby Roberta Spencer » Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:41 pm

The Tentative Plenary Program and Workshop Schedule has been posted! Please take a look.

The program chairs are putting together a very exciting program! This conference presents a great opportunity to meet some of the leading System Dynamics practitioners and academics in the world. To see the list of topics and keynote speakers, please visit the Asia-Pacific System Dynamics Conference webpage. Additionally there will be workshops designed to improve your understanding of the theory and practice of System Dynamics (both qualitative and quantitative aspects). And, a wide range of parallel session papers will also be presented including topics related to business, economics, public policy, health, environmental, resources, human behavior, and methodological issues.

For more conference information including, the registration form and accommodations information near Senshu University Campus, please visit the conference website. We look forward to welcoming you in Tokyo in about four weeks!
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Update: First Asia-Pacific System Dynamics Conference

Postby Roberta Spencer » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:06 pm

We are pleased to announce the registration form for the First Asia-Pacific System Dynamics Conference of the System Dynamics Society is now available online. Please register as soon as possible, and not later than Feb 7th, 2014. Registration information, fees and payment instructions are also available on the registration area of the conference website. For more information, please contact Organizing Chair, Akira Uchino by email at The list of keynote speakers is now available and the presentations and workshops schedule will be coming soon.
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Benelux Chapter meeting February 7, 2014 Nijmegen

Postby Etiënne Rouwette » Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:20 pm

Dear colleague,

We are pleased to announce the conference The adaptive potential of social systems at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. This one-day meeting will be held on Friday February 7, 2014. The conference is organized by the Benelux Chapter of the System Dynamics Society and is supported by the ResOrg (Responsible Organization) research program of Nijmegen School of Management. We invite you to send in abstracts for papers, proposals experimental sessions (max 500 words) and/ or stream proposals that fit the theme of the conference. Abstracts and proposals are due on January 17, 2014 and can be sent to Decisions about acceptance will be taken before January 21, 2014. Registrations are due by January 23, 2014.

The world is becoming ever more complex. Within a year, financial troubles in the US housing market changed from a local problem to a global issue, threatening the financial and economic stability of the entire world. A disease in South East Asia affected worldwide air traffic, and the eruption of a volcano on Iceland brought global aviation to a grinding halt. To what extend can social systems cope with this increasing complexity and the its intrinsic uncertainty? In what ways can the adaptive capacity of social systems be enhanced or improved to better cope with uncertainties? How can systems thinking in general, and system dynamics in particular be used to support this? Questions like these will be explored in more detail during this meeting of the Benelux chapter of the international System Dynamics Society.

Please forward this invitation to potential attendants or presenters. Apologies for any cross-postings of this message.
We are looking forward to your contributions.

Kindest regards,

Inge Bleijenbergh (chair), Erik Pruyt, Andreas Größler, Jan Kwakkel, Etiënne Rouwette, Vincent de Gooyert
The organizing committee
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