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Transportation SIG's 2nd Annual Workshop on System Dynamics in Transportation Modelling
Thursday, April 11, 2019, 8:00 AM to Friday, April 12, 2019, 5:00 PM EDT
Category: Events

The System Dynamics Society Special Interest Group in Transportation (SDS T-SIG) is pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual Workshop on System Dynamics in Transportation Modelling will take place at the University of Leeds, Institute for Transport Studies, UK on April 11– 12, 2019.

Following from last year's successful event in Vienna, Austria, this free workshop will consist of a mix of presentations, practical sessions, and network/ sharing/collaboration building opportunities as well as the SDS T-SIG Annual Meeting. The intention of the workshop is to showcase the range of research and practice being carried out in transport studies and planning using System Dynamics (SD) as a modelling method, and it is designed to:

  • Promote the role of SD in transportation;
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration in transportation and SD;
  • Share teaching materials, works in progress, best practice case studies and state-of-the-art use of SD in transportation research and planning.

Abstracts are now invited for oral and poster presentations which demonstrate both the potential and success of System Dynamics in transport-related research, to provoke discussion of conceptual issues through to fully tried-and-tested models. Topics can cover any aspect of transportation, such as freight and logistics, development of new technologies or business models (eg Mobility as a Service (MaaS)), performance management systems and sustainable and equitable policy analysis. Innovative approaches and cross-fertilization with alternative forms of modelling (eg agent-based) or new and emerging forms of data are also encouraged. We particularly welcome proposals from MSc and PhD students which will be presented in a dedicated session. 

 An informal optional dinner will be hosted on Thursday evening, and advice can be provided on booking suitable travel and accommodation (both at participants own expense). Leeds is easily accessible from either Leeds-Bradford Airport or Manchester Airport, and a well-connected mainline rail station. The full workshop programme and timings will be confirmed following the abstract submission process.


  • Abstract submission (250-300 words): January 31, 2019
  • Confirmation of acceptance: February 15, 2019
  • Speaker registration deadline: March 1, 2019
  • General registration deadline: March 31, 2019
For further information, or to submit abstracts please contact: [email protected]


 The System Dynamics Society Transportation Special Interest Group has three long-term goals:

  1. The promotion of System Dynamics as a tool to analyse transportation systems and policy.
  2. The development of a repository of case studies, models and other resources for practice and teaching.
  3. To spread the use of System Dynamics through the transport community both in practice and in academia.



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Contact: [email protected]