Call for Papers

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OVERVIEW: As new challenges emerge, it is increasingly important to have a systemic understanding of their effects and unknown risks to societies, infrastructure, business, economies, and governments. The speed and magnitude of these changes make management of emerging risks increasingly difficult.

In 2019 we call for research and applications that improve our understanding of how we cope with these challenges by applying Resilience and Sustainability in a Changing World. Resilient systems are those that are able to adapt and perform to shocks and disruptions. Sustainable systems are those that are managed to be resilient to expected demands. Inherent to both concepts is negative feedback, which dampens the effect of shocks and changes of the system. Resilience and sustainability principles are gaining recognition in a variety of disciplines influencing businesses, economies, the environment, governments, healthcare systems, education systems, resource management policies, and global security. Improving our understanding of how we can better operate in this changing world is key to our shared success.

We invite researchers from a cross-section of disciplines to submit finished work and working concepts that applies System Dynamics for better understanding of resilience and sustainability principles. We also welcome work that advances the fundamental methodological concepts of System Dynamics both generally with focus on the principles of resilience and sustainability. Please join us to improve collective understanding of our changing World!

PROGRAM: The conference consists of plenary sessions, parallel sessions, and workshops that demonstrate the state of the art of theory and application of System Dynamics and its role in public policy.

We welcome all research and documented consulting activities in System Dynamics including: applications, technical developments, software
developments, and integration with other modeling and simulation techniques. The conference schedule is organized by thread to create coherent topics for presentation.

Threads for 2019 include:

  • Business
  • Economics
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human Behavior
  • Information and Knowledge
  • Learning and Teaching
  • Methodology
  • Operations
  • Public Policy
  • Resources
  • Security
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Strategy