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Join the Delft Conference conversation at #ISDC14 !

Postby Roberta Spencer » Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:41 pm

During #ISDC14 we want to create a more engaging conference by using social media.

Join the live conversation at the Delft conference via Twitter by using the hashtag #ISDC14. Share the excitement, post inspiring quotes, ask questions, provide feedback, engage by using #ISDC14 as the conference happens. Onsite, the conversation will be visible, so if you are not attending, please join in and follow the conversation from home! Make sure you are already following our Twitter account on If you do not have a Twitter account, please sign-up.

During and after this year’s conference, use the ISDC LinkedIn and Facebook pages. Follow the conference happenings while participants load conference reports and blogs on the LinkedIn System Dynamics Conference group. Reports will also be displayed at the conference. We expect some pictures will also be shared.

Some fun onsite: the best e-participant at the conference will be rewarded. Make sure you are part of the conversation!
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Re: Conferences

Postby Dorien DeTombe » Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:16 am

― Call for Papers ―
Central European Journal of Operations Research Special Issue on International Aspects of OR

At the occasion of the
20th Triennial Conference of the International Federation of
Operational Research Societies (IFORS), Barcelona (July 13-18, 2014) (

At the occasion of the 20th Triennial Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS XX), in Barcelona, Spain, July 13-18, 2014 (, the Central European Journal of Operations Research (CEJOR) invites submissions of papers to a special issue on OR. The special issue will focus on theoretical and applied contributions in fields such as Energy/Environment and Climate, Methodology of Societal Complexity, OR for Developing Countries, and Behavioral OR.

Submission deadline of full papers: November 1, 2014

Topics are drawn from, but not limited to, the following fields of OR:
• Optimization, Control Theory & System Dynamics,
• Decision Analysis, Decision Support Systems (i.e., Policy Analytics) ,
• Emerging Applications of OR (i.e., Humanitarian Operations Research, Recent Advances in Earthquake Studies and Geoscience Applications),
• Energy / Environment and Climate,
• Methodology of Societal Complexity
• Location, Logistics, Transportation, Traffic,
• Operational Research Education, History, Ethics, and Behavioral OR,
• OR in Health & Life Sciences,
• OR in Natural Resources,
• OR for Development and Developing Countries.
In any submission related to of those fields, the relation to International Aspects of OR needs to be demonstrated.
The Central European Journal of Operations Research is abstracted and indexed in the following databases: ABS Academic Journal Quality Guide, Academic OneFile, Business Source, Current Abstracts, Digital Mathematics Registry, E‐JEL, EconLit, Google Scholar, International Abstracts in Operations Research, Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, Mathematical Reviews, OCLC,
Research Papers in Economics (RePEc), Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), SCOPUS, Summon by Serial Solutions, TOC Premier, VINITI ‐ Russian Academy of Science, Zentralblatt Math.

Guest Editors: Ulrike Reisach, Dorien DeTombe, Gerhard‐Wilhelm Weber
Important Dates: Submission deadline of full papers: November 1, 2014.
Submission Details: Researchers in the above mentioned fields are cordially invited to submission. Participants of IFORS XX are the primary target group, but also others may submit. The format of manuscripts for Central European Journal of Operations Research (CEJOR) as well as guidelines and templates can be found on the following web page: ... rnal/10100.
All contributions will be rigorously refereed and a certain number of submissions selected. For submission of your paper and in case of any question please contact by e‐mail one of the following guest editors:

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Reisach
Neu‐Ulm University of Applied Sciences
Information Management Faculty
Intercultural Management and Corporate Communications
Wileystraße 1
D‐89231 Neu‐Ulm, Germany
Email: ulrike.reisach@hs‐neu‐ http://www.hs‐neu‐‐reisach/

Prof. Dr. Dorien DeTombe (MSc.Ph.D.)
Chair International Research Society on
Methodology of Societal Complexity
P.O. Box. 3286
NL‐1001 AB Amsterdam
The Netherlands, Europe Email:

Prof. Dr. Gerhard‐Wilhelm Weber
Middle East Technical University (METU)
Institute for Applied Mathematics (UME)
06651 Ankara

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Re: Conferences

Postby Lees Stuntz » Wed May 28, 2014 10:01 am

Systems Thinking and Dynamic Modeling Conference for K-12 Education, June 28-30, Wellesley, MA.( ... erence.asp) System dynamics aligns well with the Common Core State Standards (read more about SD and the Common Core ( ... oncore.asp) or attend a workshop on this topic at the conference), sometimes the options available overwhelm. How can it all be integrated into our learning environments? How can we scaffold learning for children to make system dynamics a more powerful tool?

Peter Senge and Tracy Benson will be giving a keynote: So now what? Integrating what we have learned into learning environments.
Linda Booth Sweeney, Brad Morrison, and others will address, What skills do kids need to complement and enhance SD to make meaning and gain knowledge?
George Richardson and Peter Hovmand will discuss the challenges of group modeling with their talk, Group Modeling: Theory and Practice.

All these topics and more will be addressed at this year's ST/DM Conference. The program is available on the CLE website (
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ISDC 2014 Updates

Postby Roberta Spencer » Thu May 22, 2014 5:59 am

We are happy to announce the tentative Schedule by Thread is now available for the 2014 System Dynamics Conference in Delft, the Netherlands. Sessions have been organized to demonstrate the value of system dynamics for Good Governance in a Complex World, the theme of the conference, which includes the role of models in governance in the public and private sectors, involving a diversity of domains, disciplines, organizations, stakeholders, policies, and goals. Please take a look to see the list of research topics and documented applications solving real world problems. To name a few, some plenary session titles include Award-Worthy System Dynamics Applications, Supply Lines and Resources, Methodology: Analysis and Data, and Governance.

Additionally, the Thursday Workshop Schedule is also available. All levels of workshops will be offered; enhance your skill set!

The Modeling Assistance Workshop, the Newcomer Orientation and the Red Ribbon Event are perennial favorite events, all returning to the Delft conference. And, building on the success of last year, the Model Expo will return to the schedule this year. Meet the sponsors and exhibitors and learn about their new products and developments. Details on these items and more can be found online.

The program schedule will be announced in early June, with updates posted on the conference website. The program promises to provide an opportunity for you to learn about the latest work and research and receive state-of-the-art information on a range of topics. Join the enthusiastic students, academic leaders, and expert consultants and processionals who will debate topics with the breadth and depth needed to really understand what people are doing in the field.

Registration is now open. Take advantage of opportunities to gain and share knowledge in the field, network and more. We hope to see you in Delft, the Netherlands; the dates of the conference are July 20 – 24, 2014.
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XII Colombian System Dynamics Conference - CfP

Postby Roberta Spencer » Tue May 20, 2014 12:27 pm

From Isaac Dyner:

Call for Papers
XII Colombian System Dynamics Conference
Take on the challenge of addressing complex issues

Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano
Bogotá D.C., Colombia (South America), August 27 – August 29, 2014
Dead line for paper submissions has been extended to June 8, 2014.

Tentative list of threads include: Ecology and environment, planning, energy, industrial applications, Logistics and productivity, education, Economy and Society, technology innovations, methodology

For more information, please contact:
Isaac Dyner,
Colombian System Dynamics Society
Jorge Tadeo Lozano University
Carrera 4 # 22-61
Phone: (+57 1) 242 7030 - 018000111022
Fax: (+57 1) 561 2107
Bogotá D.C., Colombia
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Call for Papers: 58th Meeting of ISSS

Postby Roberta Spencer » Tue May 13, 2014 10:31 am

An Invitation to Participate in the 58th Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences
From Gerald Midgley

The George Washington University, Washington, DC.
July 27 – August 1, 2014

Theme: Learning Across Boundaries: Exploring the Variety of
Systemic Theory and Practice

The International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) was founded in 1956 as a section of the AAAS, to “encourage the development of theoretical systems which are applicable to more than one of the traditional departments of knowledge”. There are now many thousands of systems thinkers, complexity scientists and cyberneticians worldwide. As more and more new application areas, practices, systems methodologies, theories and philosophies are developed, the number of research communities continues to increase. Fragmentation is the inevitable result of the proliferation of new systems ideas in response to new issues and contexts. While this might, at first, appear to be a negative consequence of our success, it brings with it an enormous opportunity: mutual learning from each other to enhance systems, cybernetic and complexity theories and practices in all our diverse domains. It is this opportunity that provides the focus for our 2014 conference.
This conference will reach out to all the diverse systems communities and provide a forum for mutual learning across their boundaries.
This year we will innovate in three ways:
• Not centrally determining all the conference streams. While the ISSS ‘special integration groups’ (SIGs) will each have their own stream (as in previous years), we also encourage anyone with an interest not already represented by the SIGs to put forward their own ideas for streams.
• Inviting thought leaders from as many research communities as possible.
• Designing hour-long boundary-spanning workshops where a single theory or practice, developed in a given research community, will be presented.
This conference represents a tremendously exciting learning opportunity, and we warmly welcome your participation, whether you are a long-standing member of the ISSS or have never heard of us before. We particularly welcome systems, cybernetics and complexity researchers who have knowledge of a particular domain of theory, methodology or practice, and want to expand their understanding of what else might be available. We invite abstracts and papers in all areas of systemic thinking and practice, and details of possible SIG streams and Exploratory groups are listed on the ISSS website.
This year, the American Society for Cybernetics (ASC) meeting "Living in Cybernetics" will also be held at GWU in the week following the ISSS meeting (3-9th August). There will be a discount for those attending both conferences, and details are on each society’s conference web pages.
Note that the conference fee includes free membership of the ISSS for a year, including electronic access to our journal, Systems Research and Behavioral Science.
Important dates:
May 31, 2014 End of Early Discount Rate on ISSS conference
May 31, 2014 Deadline for Workshop Proposals
June 30, 2014 Last date for Abstracts to be included in the Conference Programme. Full Papers may be submitted at any point, but people must first submit an abstract for review. See website for further details on publications, and all conference information is available at or by emailing:
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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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