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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

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Paper Submissions

Submit papers and supporting materials to Web Portal. To see the instructions please click here.

Papers may be submitted from February 1, 2016 to March 23, 2016. They will undergo a double-blind review and must be in sufficient detail for the referees to judge their meaning and value. Submissions must be in English, should be 5-30 pages in length (maximum 2 MB file size), and follow the submission requirements on the conference website. Abstracts are not accepted! Here are two articles from long-time reviewer, Tom Fiddaman, with tips on writing good System Dynamics Conference papers. SDpaper-writing-tips1 and SDpaper-writing-tips2

Inclusion of models (maximum 2 MB file size in addition to the paper) and other supporting materials to aid the review process is strongly encouraged and may be a factor in paper evaluation.

The Program Committee, consisting of Thread Chairs working under the oversight of the Program Chairs, selects papers for inclusion in the program and determines the form of presentation (though authors may request presentation as a poster at the time of submission). Acceptance notices will be sent by May 12, 2016.

Authors retain the copyright to all submitted work and, by submitting, grant permission for inclusion of their title and abstract in the conference record. Papers must be presented at the conference to be published in the proceedings. Each paper must have a designated presenter and normally one individual can be a designated presenter for at most two works. Presenters not registered by May 31, 2016 will have their papers automatically removed from the schedule. All attendees, whether presenting or not, must register for the conference.

Workshop Proposals

Proposals for workshops and tutorials are welcome and can be submitted online between February 1, 2016 and March 23, 2016. Please visit Workshop Submission to learn more about it.

“Getting Started With [Software]” Workshop Submission Software vendors are welcome to offer workshops at the conference introducing the use of their software. The workshops will introduce attendees to the mechanics of the software, and will provide an opportunity for attendees to get hands-on experience with a demo version. This type of workshop has been offered before and has received great reviews from our attendees. This is a general invitation to offer a software workshop.

Software users’ group meetings will be held during the conference. If you are a software provider, please send an email message to schedule a software users’ group meeting.

Special Proposals

Special proposals for plenary or parallel sessions, panel discussions, roundtables, and other pre- or post-conference activities are encouraged. Please provide a clear description and, when appropriate, include the names of speakers and the titles of papers that would be part of the session. Proposals should be sent to Special session proposals are due by March 23, 2016.

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.

Good work in System Dynamics is often relevant to multiple communities. The conference promotes the diffusion of knowledge generally and System Dynamics particularly. Work that has been submitted to, accepted for, or already presented at another conference, or accepted but not yet published in a journal, will be considered. An article already published in a journal in English should not be submitted.