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Re: Conferences

Postby Stephen Davies » Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:33 pm

The Social & Behavioral Track of WSC is accepting submissions for System Dynamics models of all kinds for its December 2016 conference. Papers must be not more than 12 pages in length, and are due on April 16, 2016. We're especially interested in novel and exploratory work, even if the results are at a preliminary stage. Consider submitting a paper to this highly-visible, academically prestigious venue! The CFP is as follows:

Winter Simulation Conference 2016
Social & Behavioral Simulation Track
Washington, DC Dec 11-14, 2016

Track Coordinators: Ugo Merlone, University of Torino & Stephen Davies, University of Mary Washington

Computer simulation is increasingly being adopted as a technique for achieving results in the social sciences. Formalized models enable a generative approach to science that can identify which kinds of micro-level interactions are sufficient to produce the known macro-level patterns observed in real societies. Simulation also allows social science researchers to explore out-of-equilibrium system behavior that is difficult to achieve with traditional analytical approaches.

The Social and Behavioral Simulation track will feature recent, principled work in this area. Projects related to all areas of the social and behavioral sciences will be represented, from artificial economics and cognitive process modeling to social network analysis and political science. We invite innovative and state-of-the-art contributions that model complex phenomena in any social sphere, and especially encourage implementations and demonstration of results.

Applications submitted to this track may be from various domains, including but not limited to:

  • Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Multi-agent modeling
  • Game theory
  • Simulation and gaming
  • Computational economics
  • Social network analysis
  • Political science
  • Cognitive sciences
  • Computational social psychology
  • Social policy
  • Decision support and analytics
  • Group dynamics
  • Sociophysics

Send questions to stephen_AT_umw_DOT_edu. Thanks!
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Call for Papers: 34th ISDC

Postby Roberta Spencer » Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:08 pm

The Web Portal is now open to accept paper submissions as well as proposals for workshops and tutorials to be presented in Delft, the Netherlands from July 17-21, 2016. Please consider the theme for this year: “Black Swans and Black Lies: System Dynamics in the Context of Randomness and Political Power-play.”
System Dynamics has proven useful to analyze dynamically complex economic, social, and environmental issues. It is an effective methodology for designing robust systems and policies. We hope to challenge this usefulness in two areas: first, when systems are prone to be affected by random events that we were not able to include in our models; second, when System Dynamics models are not used in a fair or transparent way.

For a detailed list and descriptions of conference session topics, visit “Threads for 2016” website. The submission deadline is March 23rd. For more information, please visit "Call for Papers" website.
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Re: Conferences

Postby Jacob Barhak » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:05 am

Greetings,


The Bio-Medical and Population Modeling (BMPM) track in SummerSim is seeking submissions for papers and presentations. Topics include computational work related to biology, healthcare, surgery, dentistry, mental health, pharmaceuticals, medical education or bioinformatics.


Conference dates: July 24-27, 2016


Location: Palais des congres de Montreal (Montreal Convention Center) | Montreal, Quebec, Canada



Conference web site:
http://www.scs.org/summersim


Paper Submission Deadline: 14-March-2016


Paper Submission Link:

http://www.softconf.com/scs/SCSC16/


The BMPM track will practice public non-blind peer review. Short papers are encouraged.


For additional information see the full call for papers for the BMPM track:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2sHH ... l9sWmpja0k



Please direct questions by email to: jacob.barhak@gmail.com



Sincerely,



--
Jacob Barhak Ph.D.
jacob.barhak@gmail.com
http://sites.google.com/site/jacobbarhak/
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Call for 2016 Award Nominations / Delft Conference

Postby Roberta Spencer » Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:21 pm

One exciting conference highlight is the recognition of award winners for that conference year. We invite you to consider nominating a colleague or yourself for outstanding work in the field of System Dynamics. Please note the award criteria and submission due dates for the following recognitions.

  • The Dana Meadows Award acknowledges high quality student work in a paper presented at the conference. Self-nomination procedure should be followed with the conference paper submission, or no later than March 23rd.
  • The Lupina Young Researchers Award recognizes the exemplary conference paper presented in the specialization of health system dynamics. This award is intended for candidates in the early stages of their career, either pursuing graduate studies or recently graduated within five years of the submission deadline. Self-nomination procedure should be followed with the conference paper submission, or no later than March 23rd.
  • The Barry Richmond Scholarship Award will be awarded to a systems thinking or System Dynamics practitioner whose work demonstrates a desire to expand the field of System Dynamics, or has distinctively applied a System Dynamics approach to current social issues. Candidates will be considered based on quality of work as well as on the basis of financial need. Applications must be submitted no later than May 14th.
  • The Jay Wright Forrester Award, presented as often as once annually, celebrates the best contribution to the field of System Dynamics during the preceding five year period. Books, articles, papers, consulting reports, theses, research and modeling or gaming software are all eligible for consideration. Jay Wright Forrester Award candidates are not self-nominated, so please consider nominating your personal selection for the year no later than March 31st.

We look forward to honoring the award winners of 2016. See you this summer in Delft!
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CENTERIS 2016 - Int. Conf. on ENTERprise Information Systems

Postby Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha » Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:56 am

CENTERIS 2016 – Call for papers
An AIS affiliated conference
Porto, Portugal
October 5-7, 2016

http://centeris.scika.org

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It is our great pleasure to invite you to CENTERIS - International Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems, an AIS Affiliated Conference, which will be held in Porto, one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal and Europe (Porto's historical centre is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

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Submission deadline: April 4, 2016
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: May 22, 2016
Final Submission due date: June 11, 2016

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Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their manuscript electronically at the Conference webpage (http://centeris.scika.org) until April 4, 2016.

Submissions can be made as full papers, short papers, poster papers and industry papers, and must strictly follow the submission guidelines available at the webpage:

- A full paper corresponds to a completed or finished research, including the discussion of research results (a full paper should have between six and eight pages, considering the template and the guidelines provided at the conference webpage);
- A short paper introduces preliminary results of ongoing research (a short paper should be between four to six pages in length);
- A poster paper introduces initial research, ideas, and models at a discussion phase (a poster paper should be three pages in length);
- An industry paper presents practical approaches to research, applications, tools, solutions, etc., aligned with the conference scope and topics (its page length can vary between four and six pages).

All conference submissions will be double-blind and peer-to-peer reviewed.

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Only original contributions will be accepted. Papers must not have been published before, and not be under review for any other conference or publication.

All papers accepted as full or short papers will be published in the conference proceedings to be published by Elsevier as a Procedia Computer Science volume (which is indexed by Scopus and ISI Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index) and will be available on Sciverse ScienceDirect. Poster papers and industry papers will be published in a conference book of abstracts, industry and poster papers (with ISBN).

Authors of selected papers will be invited to extend the paper for publication in international journals and in edited books. For more detailed information, please visit http://centeris.scika.org

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UK Chapter Conference Registration and Award Nominations Ope

Postby Roberta Spencer » Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:32 pm

Registration is now open for the UK Chapter Annual Conference, to be held April 14-15, 2016 in London. The conference theme is “System dynamics for developing strategy in the real world”.

The Chapter will accept nominations for the Geoff Coyle Medal until April 1, 2016. The medal is awarded for innovative system dynamics work in the UK for practitioners in early career (first ten years). Learn more and submit nominations here.

The UK Chapter held a networking meeting in Wales earlier this month. The event focused on mathematical modelling in the healthcare sector. The chapter also recently published a short document featuring the winners of the Steer Davies Gleave Prize, for work in the field that had a real impact. The award was given four times between 2008 and 2014. The paper summarises the winning entries, which all came from the healthcare domain.
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CfP-Behavioral Operations Conference-Madison, WI- July 14-16

Postby Roberta Spencer » Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:37 pm

Conference of potential interest; any behaviorally-oriented System Dynamics work on operations (broadly understood) would be welcome.
From: Jordan Tong, Assistant Professor, Operations and Information Management Department, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison

11th Annual Behavioral Operations Conference
July 14-16, 2016, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Call for Papers
The Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is pleased to host the 11th annual Behavioral Operations Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, from July 14 to July 16, 2016. The conference will begin with a one-day Young Scholars Workshop on Thursday, July 14, and the main conference will be held on Friday and Saturday, July 15 and July 16.

The goal of the conference is to bring together researchers with a common interest in the operations interface between human behavior and analytical modeling, with the aim of sharing current work, fostering research development, and developing relationships between scholars in the field.
The conference keynote speaker will be Professor George Wu, from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.
We look forward to seeing you in Madison!

We welcome submissions of papers for the Behavioral Operations Conference and the Young Scholars Workshop until April 15, 2016. Please submit a one-page abstract when registering for the conference.

Key Deadlines
• Paper Submission: April 15, 2016
• Notification of Acceptance: April 30, 2016
• Registration Deadline: May 25, 2016

Please see the website for further details and to register: http://jindal.utdallas.edu/behavioral-o ... onference/

Organizers
• Jordan Tong (Chair)
• Bob Batt
• Andrew Davis
• Elena Katok
• Ken Schultz
• Enno Siemsen
• Yanchong Karen Zheng

Contact Email: Jordan Tong, jordan.tong@wisc.edu
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3rd Annual South Africa System Dynamics Conference

Postby Roberta Spencer » Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:49 pm

3rd Annual South Africa System Dynamics Conference: A Report

The 3rd Annual South Africa System Dynamics Conference was held at the Eskom Research, Testing and Development Centre in Johannesburg on November 16, 2015. This conference, collaboratively hosted by Eskom and the South Africa Chapter, explored a variety of topics, including: energy, gangsterism, health systems, Ponzi schemes, project prioritization, chemical usage, situational awareness, innovation process and green economy. 75 participants who were academics, researchers, government officials, consultants and students, attended the workshop.

Several awards and recognitions were given at the conference for outstanding achievement:

*Andries Botha, winner of Best Presentation for his work titled “Ponzi Schemes—A System Dynamics Perspective (It’s not all about work!).”

* Danie Booyens, winner of Best Contribution for his paper “System Dynamics Simulation using Non-Traditional Platforms.”

*Jacobus Smit van Niekerk, Willem Jonker, Aliza Pienaar, Theodore York, Juan Oosthuizen, and Lize Duminy, all students from Stellenbosch University, winners of Best Student Paper. These six students co-authored the paper “A System Dynamics Approach to Understanding the Implications of a Green Economy Transition in the Western Cape Province of South Africa” with Prof Alan Brent, Dr Josephine Musango, and Imke de Kock.
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Re: Conferences

Postby Eleonora Piacenza » Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:45 am

Paper Submission Deadline for EURAM Conference. 12 January 2016, 2:00 pm Belgian Time

http://www.euram-online.org/annual-conference-2016.html

Our deadline for the paper submission is imminent!

We hope to receive your paper on our submission portal: http://2016.euramfullpaper.org/login.asp by 12 January 2016, 2:00 pm Brussels time (GMT + 1 hour, or click here to check the time difference).

To find information about the paper submission guidelines, click on the following link:
http://euram-online.org/submissions-guidelines-for-conference-tasks/papers-submission-guidelines.html

To find information about the conference tracks, click on the following link: http://euram-online.org/annual-conference-2016/call-for-papers.html

FURTHERMORE: if you are a PhD student, please take notice of the Call for Applications for the Doctoral Colloquium.
The submission deadline is 27 January 2016 at 2:00 pm Belgian time.

For more details, go to: http://euram-online.org/annual-conference-2016/doctoral-colloquium.html

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on euram2016@u-pec.fr or luisa.jaffe@eiasm.be

NOTE: The responsibility for completing your online submission before the deadline is yours. We advise you not to wait until the last few hours before applying, since if the lines are exceptionally busy or the Internet connection goes down, you may have to repeat the whole online application process; and once the deadline has passed, you will no longer be able to do so.

Best wishes,

Professor Julienne Brabet, Conference Chair, and the EURAM 2016 Conference Organising Team

For additional information about the 2016 Annual Conference, go to http://www.euram-online.org/annual-conference-2016.html

For additional information about EURAM, go to [/b]http://www.euram-online.org[/b]
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Re: Conferences

Postby Eleonora Piacenza » Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:59 pm

4th Business Systems Laboratory International Symposium:
"Governing Business Systems: Theories and Challenges for Systems Thinking in Practice "
Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius (Lithuania)
August 24-26, 2016.

http://bslab-symposium.net/

The scientific society Business Systems Laboratory (http://www.bslaboratory.net) is glad to announce the Call for Papers of the 4th BSLab.
International Symposium: "Governing Business Systems: Theories and Challenges for Systems Thinking in Practice " that will be held in Vilnius (Lithuania) at the Mykolas Romeris University on August 24-26, 2016.

The Fourth Business Systems Laboratory International Symposium focuses on the epistemological, theoretical, methodological, technical and practical contributions that can represent advancements in the theory and practice for governing business systems to address the present and future challenges in the global economic and social scenarios. The criticalities and the opportunities of our times are faced according to the cutting edge research and practice in social science. This multidisciplinary perspective includes: management, economics, engineering and sociology.
While focusing on the Systemic perspective, the Symposium includes all the scientific approaches in order to foster constructive debates and confrontations to create new perspective of research and practice in the business systems field.

The webpage of the event is available at: http://bslab-symposium.net/

With the above-mentioned scopes the Symposium 2016 calls for submissions of extended abstracts (from 500 to 2000 words) in 10 proposed "inquiry topics" chaired by outstanding scholars in each field, and in the poster session.

The proposed Inquiry topics are listed at the following link:
http://bslab-symposium.net/4th-international-symposium-vilnius-2016/tracks-2016/

The deadline for the submission of extended abstracts (between 500 and 2000 words) is March 15, 2016

All accepted extended abstracts will be published online before the conference on a special open access edition of the Book series - Business Systems
In addition, after the Symposium, a paperback Book of Abstracts will be published on a special volume of the book series "Business Systems" (http://www.bslaboratory.net/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=131&Itemid=90&lang=en) and available for purchase at all the Amazon online stores worldwide.

The B.S.Lab International Symposia are thought and developed to create post conference publishing opportunities.
After the conference selected authors will be asked to submit a full paper for publication on the Book of Proceedings (Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics) or to chosen international journals (most of which are Scopus and ISI-SSCI listed).
The post conference publishing opportunities are listed at the following link:
http://bslab-symposium.net/4th-international-symposium-vilnius-2016/publishing-opportunities-2016/

We look forward to your contribution to the event and we wish to meet you in Vilnius next summer.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact the Scientific Director: Prof. Dr. Gandolfo Dominici (gandolfo.dominici@bslaboratory.net)

Best regards

The Scientific Director
Prof. Gandolfo Dominici
Chair of Marketing
University of Palermo, Italy

The Conference Program Chair
Prof. Aelita Skarzauskiene
Mykolas Romeris University
Business and Media School
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