The 35th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society
July 16 – July 20, 2017
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the field of System Dynamics. It is thus fitting that we hold the 60th anniversary conference in Cambridge, next to the MIT campus where Jay Forrester developed the field. Today, System Dynamics is used around the world, from K-12 classrooms through doctoral programs, in scholarly research across many disciplines, and in applications from organizational change to climate change, from medicine to management. We will celebrate the accomplishments of the past six decades and explore future directions by showcasing the best work in dynamic modeling being done today.
There will be plenary presentations showcasing important work in the field, along with parallel and poster sessions, making available the most current research, applications, and work in progress. There is a full day of skill-building workshops covering a range of topics from basic software use to advanced analysis techniques. In addition, there will be interest group sessions, student colloquia, the modeling assistance workshop, vendor displays, demonstrations, and more. The conference schedule will provide time for social and professional interaction.
The Society’s annual international conference is held alternately in North America and Europe, with occasional appearances in Asia and the Pacific Rim. These conferences, and the meetings of local chapters and interest groups, introduce newcomers to the field, keep practitioners aware of current developments, and provide unparalleled networking opportunities. Please visit our conference site to know more about the 2017 conference...
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- Business: System Dynamics applications in businesses and organizations including profitability, marketing, competitive dynamics, product launches, project dynamics, and accounting.
- Economics: The understanding of economic dynamics including macroeconomics, microeconomics, trade, business regulation, economic development, economic policy, insurance and risk management.
- Environment: The dynamics of and policy for the environment including climate change, pollution, environmental regulation, and ecology.
- Health: Issues related to health and health care including health policy, health services research, population health and physiology.
- Human Behavior: The dynamics of human behavior in the social environments of families, communities, organizations, culture, and society including individual and social psychology.
- Information and Knowledge: The dynamics of information and knowledge including knowledge management, information systems, social network analysis, research & development, invention and innovation.
- Learning and Teaching: The manner in which system skills are taught and learned including pedagogy, learning experiments, curriculum development, workshop design and interactive activities designed to be part of an educational experience.
- Methodology:Contributions to the methodology of System Dynamics, modeling and simulation including model development, model analysis, validation, graphical presentation formats, and computational techniques.
- Operations: Business and other process operations including capacity management, quality control, operations management, supply chains, workflow, queuing, and workforce planning.
- Public Policy: Issues in public policy including governance, social welfare, equity, justice, political science, urban dynamics, infrastructure, and transportation.
- Resources: The understanding and management of resources including energy, electricity, fuels, food, metals and other renewable and nonrenewable resources.
- Security: The investigation of issues related to security including defense, conflict, military, insurgency and counterinsurgency, social unrest, disaster management, crime, policing and incarceration.
- Stakeholder Engagement: Engaging and influencing stakeholders through participatory activities such as group model building, facilitation, facilitated modeling, games and management flight simulators with emphasis on assessing the impact of the engagement.
- Strategy: The development, communication and implementation of strategy, including strategic thinking, goal definition, and outcome measures for public and private organizations.
John Sterman (MIT Sloan)
Nelson Repenning (MIT Sloan)
Jack B. Homer (Homer Consulting)
Hazhir Rahmandad (MIT Sloan)
Roberta L. Spencer, Executive Director (System Dynamics Society)