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Application to Hosting the 2002 SD Conference in Shanghai

Chinese and Japanese Chapters of SD Society

July 18, 1998
Revised on Sept. 8, 1998

To the Council of the System Dynamics Society,

We have the honor of informing you that we wish to apply for hosting the 20th System Dynamics Conference in Shanghai in 2002.

After the 1987 and the 1995 System Dynamics Conferences held respectively in Shanghai and Tokyo, with the leadership and promotion of the Chapters of the System dynamics Society, System Dynamics is flourishing significantly in China and Japan. People gradually recognize the important role of System Dynamics in economic development in our countries. Now governments and entrepreneurs pay great attention and give a large support on the development of System Dynamics in these countries. Dozens of members from the Chapters are working on their own SD national models.

In recent ten years, Chinese economy has grown rapidly with steady step. As the largest economic and financial center in China, Shanghai has been changing with each passing day with the target of becoming one of the largest international economic and financial center in the world in 2010. The GDP per capita in Shanghai will reach over $4000 in 2000 from $3000 in 1997. The convenient traffic and the consummate infrastructure give the organizers prerequisite precondition of holding an international academic conference.

In order to promote the further development of System Dynamics in China, Japan and Asia, we wish to hold the 20th System Dynamics Conference in Shanghai in 2002, which will be hosted by our two chapters at Fudan University. This high-level conference will bring the top decision-makers and the practitioners interested in system dynamics from key municipal and provincial agencies together with senior representatives of international enterprises to discuss how best to recover from the finance crisis for Asia and some countries in Europe and South America and to realize the extraordinary economic potential of China. And the basic research results of our national models will be presented at the conference.

The conference will attract more than two hundred practitioners interested in policy studies based on system dynamics and systems thinking. The conference will consist of plenary and parallel sessions as well as ample opportunities for relaxed social and professional interactions. We can provide the favorable broad and lodging for the conference.

We hope that you will kindly take into consideration this requirement of ours. Looking forward to a prompt reply.

With best regards,

Qifan Wang, President
Chinese Chapter of System Dynamics Society

Saburo Kameyama, President
Japanese Chapter of System Dynamics Society



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