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System Dynamics Society
Milne 300, Rockefeller College
135 Western Avenue
University at Albany
Albany, NY 12222 USA

Phone: +1 (518) 442-3865 FAX: +1 (518) 442-3398

conference@systemdynamics.org

Call For Papers
Program | Submissions | Deadlines and Key Dates | Conference Organizers

Overview The conference theme is “Black Swans and Black Lies: System Dynamics in the Context of Randomness and Political Power-play.” System Dynamics has proven useful to analyze dynamically complex economic, social, and environmental issues. It is an effective methodology for designing robust systems and policies. We hope to challenge this usefulness in two areas: first, when systems are prone to be affected by random events that we were not able to include in our models; second, when System Dynamics models are not used in a fair or transparent way. An example for the former is our tendency to model averages that fail to account for unlikely but important outlier effects that can both boom or bust an organization. An example of the latter is the intentional ignorance of modeling results that limit a negotiator’s power in bargaining processes. With a focus on how System Dynamics modeling can be used to understand resilience against shocks and to support implementation of policies, we address major epistemological and teleological questions. The tentative list of threads for 2016 is:

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

Real-World Practice System Dynamics is aimed at solving important practical problems. We welcome people interested in such real-world applications. If you have ideas for sessions and workshops focused on addressing practical issues in specific commercial or scientific fields using System Dynamics modeling, please contact us.

Call for Papers (printable brochure)