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 firstname.lastname@example.org
. 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.
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We are looking forward to your contributions.
Inge Bleijenbergh (chair), Erik Pruyt, Andreas Größler, Jan Kwakkel, Etiënne Rouwette, Vincent de Gooyert
The organizing committee