System Dynamics Review

Special Issue:  Bio-Medical Modeling

Extended Abstract Due:   February 16th 2020
Full Paper Due: May 31st 2020.

Call for Papers  

The application of system dynamics to health and medical issues has increased substantially over the past decades. Recent advances in computing powers, calibration methods, and data availability made it possible to develop disaggregated models in addition to aggregate models, and it has created new opportunities for modelers to tackle complex and pressing medical issues.

Inquiries about proposed papers are welcome; the guest editors will provide feedback on proposals. A 2-stage procedure will be followed: Initially authors are requested to submit by email an extended abstract (3 pages maximum). These will be reviewed by the editors and selected authors will be invited to submit a full paper, which will go through standard double-blind peer review. Papers should follow the journal’s reporting guidelines for main articles and other categories of contribution. Inquiries and extended abstracts should be directed to the editors for the special issue, Jim Duggan ([email protected]), Niyousha Hosseinichimeh ([email protected]), Özge Karanfil ([email protected]). Final papers should be transmitted via the online submission system.

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The 2020 Conference Submission System is now open!

Submit your paper now!
Submissions close on March 2, 2020.

Please note that we accept the following paper types for inclusion in the Plenary, Parallel, Poster, Work-in-Progress, and Feedback sessions.
  • Research Paper:  A paper of between 5 and 30 pages (including references) adhering to standard academic standards for presentation and citation. 
  • Practitioner Application:  A set of slides or other presentation material that demonstrates the nature of the work that was done and value it brought to stakeholders. There is no fixed format for these presentations, but they should include a clear problem statement, a dynamic hypothesis or description of model structure, and discussion of the conclusions, recommendations, or actions that resulted from the work.
  • Work in Progress:  A 2-page extended abstract (plus references) describing work that is underway or has not yet been fully written up. The extended abstract should include a clear problem statement, a description of the intended approach to addressing that problem, and the status of work that has been done so far.

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Join us in Bergen, Norway for our 38th International Conference. The 2020 conference will honor the 20th anniversary of the last Bergen conference and the long history of System Dynamics in Norway, including hosting of our inaugural 1976 conference. Whether you are new to the practice of System Dynamics or already an expert, we welcome you to Bergen, where you may contribute your original work and learn from leaders in the field about the state of the art in the field. Submissions are encouraged on all topics relating to the theory and practical application of System Dynamics modeling.


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