2015 Conference, Cambridge, Massachusetts USA, July 19-23
33rd International Conference of the System Dynamics Society
Submission Opening February 2, 2015
Submission Deadline March 18, 2015
Overview: While the Earth has not changed size in absolute terms, it is definitely shrinking with respect to the activity it supports. We have all experienced the effects of the greater connectivity: global economic recession, global business competition, pandemics, crowding and congestion, depletion of natural resources, strategic acquisition of water supplies, rising health care costs and management, and rapid economic development in many nations, spurring resource depletion, pollution, and climate change. Complex business and societal challenges have arisen from the increasing activity on the globe that conventional institutional designs have failed to address. System Dynamics uniquely provides a strategic framework to explore the challenges of a shrinking Earth, giving a greater understanding and exposing counterintuitive insights that allow us to reinvent our institutions and our lives.
Program: The conference program consists of invited and contributed sessions and workshops demonstrating the state of the art in the theory and application of System Dynamics. We welcome all research and documented consulting activities in System Dynamics, including applications of the methodology to solve real-world problems, new technical and software developments, and productive integration of complementary methodologies. The conference schedule is organized by thread so as to create coherent sessions for presentation. The tentative list of threads for 2015 is: Business, Economics, Environment, Health, Human Behavior, Information and Knowledge, Learning and Teaching, Methodology, Operations, Resources, Security, Stakeholder Engagement, and Strategy.
The annual System Dynamics conference brings together people from around the world to share important research and application results. The program includes plenary presentations that showcase important work in the field, parallel and poster sessions that present the most current research and applications, and a full day of skill-building workshops covering topics from basic software use to advanced analysis techniques. Panel discussions, special interest group sessions, student colloquia, a modeling assistance workshop, vendor exhibits, and demonstrations round out the program. The conference schedule provides time for social and professional interaction.