Contact Us

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

Submission Instructions

The opening date for submissions is February 20, 2018, and the deadline is March 28, 2018. Please read the following carefully before making your submission.

Our conference is scheduled for August 6-10, 2018. The deadline for paper submissions, workshops and session proposals is March 28. The submission for review may be updated, edited and re-uploaded for 24 hours only, then it is sent out for review. Notification of acceptance will be sent on May 29. A draft program overview by thread will be published on the web soon after notification is sent. The tentative program with presentation times will be posted on the web on June 27. The web proceedings paper version will be updateable until September 7, which is the deadline for final paper versions for the Web Proceedings.


Please use the Web Portal for submitting all works to be presented in lecture (parallel/plenary) or poster format and for workshop proposals. Please also consult the thread descriptions. Additionally, please send convened and other special session proposal submissions directly to the Program Chairs. To report submission problems, please send an email to If for some reason the online Web Portal does not fit your submission need, please e-mail your proposal to the Program Chairs, at


The submission procedure is straightforward. There are three steps:

1) Log in using your email address and password. Review existing or provide new contact information as requested. Retain your log-in information for future use.

2) Provide paper information about the work you are submitting. On the User Menu page find the “New Submission” button, first choose the submission type: Conference Paper, Workshop Submission, System Dynamics Colloquium Paper, or Other, followed by clicking on the “New Submission” button. Select two threads, to which your paper most closely belongs, then “Continue to Paper Information Entry.” Provide the title, abstract, paper length, list of author(s), designated presenter and more; then “Submit.”

3) Upload one or more of your files (a .pdf file for review and a supporting materials file, both without author information). This page will show your submission ID and has a form to browse for the files you will upload. The file for review can only be updated within 24 hours of submission.

4) After acceptance By June 27, 2018, please provide the most up-to-date version of your work (containing author information) to be posted on the web in advance of the conference. Presentation slides may also be uploaded in advance of the conference. The details about these procedures will be e-mailed to the contact authors in the future. By September 7, 2018, the paper for the Web Proceedings will be required. The file for review will not be included in the Web Proceedings. The latest uploaded version of the paper with author information will be included in the Web Proceedings. The paper to be included in the Web Proceedings can only be uploaded after acceptance.

It is strongly advised that you prepare your files for upload BEFORE YOU BEGIN FILLING OUT THE ONLINE FORM.


You will be asked to provide


For the review process, please upload one or two files for each submission.

  1. File for review
  2. Supporting materials

Important: The size limit for EACH of the files you will upload is 2 (two) megabytes. The server will reject files that are bigger than 2 MB and you will not be able to upload those files. Please make sure that the size of each file is less than 2 MB.

Presentation slides should be either a PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat file. Slides will be available to the Session Chairs, and as part of the live conference schedule, but will not be archived in the Web Proceedings. Providing these gives a quick preview of what you will present to encourage people to attend your talk or visit your poster. Please make sure that the file size is less than 2 MB.

For the paper version to be included in the Web Proceedings, we are asking you to upload files that include all author information (.pdf and the supporting materials). Adherence to the file size of 2 megabytes each is still required. Please refer to the Formatting Guidelines for Authors and the Important Guidelines for Conference Proceedings for this paper version. The Web Proceedings will be available on the Society website AFTER the conference. This allows authors time to incorporate review and conference suggestions into the Web Proceedings paper.

Although the deadline for the Web Proceedings paper to be included on the web is September 7, 2018, we request an early draft be supplied by June 7, 2018 to be posted on the website for review in advance of the conference by participants and other interested parties.


Once you are logged into the Web Portal proceed to the “New Submission” button and the subsequent online forms. While uploading files, occasionally there are delays, and the upload process may take several minutes. Please do not press the “Submit” or “Upload File(s)” buttons more than once. Use the “Browse” buttons to navigate.

Use this same page by June 7th to submit your early draft and by September 7th to submit the final version paper to be included in the Web Proceedings.

Each time you return to the Web Portal and log in with your email address and password, all your submissions will be listed and accessible for editing until August 18, 2017. Use the “Submission #” button on your “User Menu” page. Uploading a revised version overwrites and replaces the existing file.

You will receive a short automated email message confirming your paper has been uploaded. If you subsequently update your paper, a confirming message will be sent then as well. If you use the arrow keys to navigate back and forth within the Web Portal, you may receive an erroneous duplicate message regarding updating a file. Please ignore.

What if the server rejects my submission?


You must check the box indicated for your paper to be self-nominated, and comply with all eligibility requirements. An automated confirming email message will be sent.




Thank you for your submission to ISDC 2018. See you in Reykjavík, Iceland!