2014 Conference Proceedings Available

The online version of the full proceedings of the 2014 Delft Conference, including the final version of papers supplied by authors, is now available (open source) at

The list of papers, workshops and events is organized alphabetically by author with links to each paper. There are additional links to abstracts, supporting materials, and web sources when provided. You will also find information on ordering a bound, printed set.

Other links available on this web page include:
  • Abstract Proceedings: the printed abstract proceedings in a single Adobe Acrobat file
  • Sessions by Thread: a list of papers organized by subject area with links to each abstract, paper, and supporting material
  • PhD Colloquium: a link to the web site maintained by the Student Chapter
  • Related Links for Awards, Sponsors, Sponsor Notes, and Photos

Please keep in mind the following important guidelines for our Conference Proceedings.

Conference papers and presentations are a networking tool for members of the Society and those who attend a conference. The Conference provides a venue for presenting work and receiving comments that can strengthen the work and help to prepare it for wider distribution.

The Society will produce and maintain Web Proceedings of abstracts and papers to provide a complete record of presentations at the Conference. The Web Proceedings are not intended to be a substitute for publishing in peer-reviewed journals.

The strength of the field requires publishing good work, to reach audiences beyond those attending our conferences. Consult with highly experienced professional system dynamics colleagues for suggestions on making your work ready for publication and for suggestions of where to publish.

Abbreviating your paper for the Web proceedings is a good idea if you intend to publish it after the conference, as many journals will refuse to publish the same paper that has appeared elsewhere, including conference proceedings.

System Dynamics Society Awards Given at the Conference

System Dynamics Society Awards Given at the Conference

Pictured left to right: Jorgen Randers and Jack Homer

Lifetime Achievement Award
The System Dynamics Society occasionally recognizes people for making a significant contribution to a field or a practice over an extended period of time by giving them Lifetime Achievement Award. This is the only award of the Society that is based on a body of work done over lifetime and not on a single article. This year, the award was presented to Jorgen Randers for his leadership in futures research and global sustainability.

The System Dynamics Society Outstanding Service Award recognizes individuals that have, on a volunteer basis, made exceptional contributions to the Society over an extended period of time. This year the Society awarded Pål Davidsen and Jac A. M. Vennix this award in grateful recognition of their exceptional volunteer contributions to the System Dynamics Society.

Pictured left to right: Pål Davidsen and Jac A. M. Vennix

Pictured left to right: Andy Ford, David Andersen, Pål Davidsen, Roberta Spencer, Jac Vennix, Peter Milling, and Bob Eberlein

Conference Paper Awards

The Dana Meadows Award of the System Dynamics Society is given annually for the best paper by a student presented at the annual System Dynamics Conference. Established in 2001, the prize celebrates and recognizes high quality student work in the field of System Dynamics. The 2014 recipient was Can Sücüllü from Bogaziçi University for his paper (co-authored by Gönenç Yucel) Behavior Analysis and Testing Software (BATS).

The Lupina Young Researchers Award is given annually for outstanding papers dealing with health-related topics authored by students. The 2014 recipient was Mohammad Jalali from Virginia Tech for his paper (co-authored by Hazhir Rahmandad, Sally Bullock, and Alice Ammerman) Dynamics of Obesity Interventions inside Organizations.

Pictured left to right: Can Sücüllü and Joel Rahn
Pictured left to right: Mohammad Jalali and Gary Hirsch
Pictured left to right: Siva Muthuprakash, Karim Chichakly, and Bob Eberlein

The Barry Richmond Scholarship Award is presented annually to a deserving Systems Thinking or System Dynamics practitioner whose work demonstrates a desire to expand the field or to apply it to current social issues. This year’s recipient was Siva Muthuprakash K. M.

Back to Top

Thank You!

Many thanks to all who contributed their writing, photographs, and information to this issue of the newsletter. Thanks to all conference volunteers: Matthew Bigman, Aurora Birbilaj, Salvatore Failla, Ariel Gani, Hugo Herrera, Veronika Iurchenko, Ninad Jagdish, Anna Khvorostyanaya, Andris Kővári, Ruben Moorlag, Jitske Nijhuis, Nikola Pucarevic, Weijia Ran, Eduard Romanenko, Olga Tolmachova, Georgios Tsaples, Robbert van Beek, Lucas Florez, Oliver Handel, Christian Hoffmann, Jurgen Kuipers, Anika Rose, Tom Bongers, Floortje d'Hont, and Erwin de Looff.

Conference photos are provided by: Dean L. Christensen, Linda Morecroft, Anna Khvorostyanaya, Veronika Iurchenko, Ninad Jagdish, Lukas Sihombing, and many others.

A sincere THANK YOU to all conference sponsors!

Back to Top

Back to Home Follow us on facebook Follow us on Twitter Join us

Milne 300, Rockefeller College, University at Albany, Albany, New York 12222 USA
Phone: +1 518 442 3865; Fax: +1 518 442 3398; Email: office@systemdynamics.org

The System Dynamics Newsletter is published by the System Dynamics Society.
Editors: Robin Langer, LouAnne Lundgren, Weijia Ran, Rochel Rubin, Erin Sheehan, and Roberta L. Spencer