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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

Venue

The conference will be held on the campus of the University of Iceland, just a 20 minute walk from downtown Reykjavík. In addition to the conference rooms, located in buildings connected by open spaces and underground hallways, the University has a great common space with food options at the Háma Canteen and the Stúdentakjallarinn (Student Cellar).

The Icelandic System Dynamics Center (ISDC)

Who are we?
The Icelandic System Dynamics Center was established at the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Iceland, Reykjavík in 2014. The Icelandic System Dynamics Center was founded by and is headed by the Professor of Industrial Engineering, Dr. Harald U. Sverdrup. Sverdrup comes from 6 years as a corporate President, CEO and innovator in Norwegian industry, and 25 years as a Professor in Chemical Engineering at Lund University, Sweden, and 5 years as an innovator and consultant in North America. Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering, Dr. Anna Hulda Olofsdottir is a key researcher at the Icelandic System Dynamics Center (ISDC) with special competence in supply chains, quality management systems and natural resource supply. Dr. Anna Olofsdottir competes at European- and World- level in weightlifting and Crossfit and is a positive role model for Icelandic youth. The Icelandic System Dynamics Center has at present one PhD student in food supply System Dynamics (Ingunn Ýr Guðbrandsdóttir). The staff teaches about 20 master students every year from the different faculties at the University of Iceland. The Icelandic System Dynamics Center practices the Nordic variant of Systems Analysis and System Dynamics.
The Icelandic System Dynamics Center is the main systems thinking supplier for the University and serve trans-disciplinary systems thinking for all faculties of the University. The Icelandic System Dynamics Center has the responsibility for systems thinking, systems analysis and System Dynamics teaching at University of Iceland. The System Dynamics teaching provided by the Icelandic System Dynamics Center is a cornerstone course in the degrees of Industrial, Mechanical and Computer Engineering. The Icelandic System Dynamics Center is already active in modelling industrial ecology, ecology and environment, sustainability issues, and develop complex models for society, complex systemic illnesses, national economies and industrial systems. The Icelandic System Dynamics Center is involved in several EU projects; VALUMICS in the H2020 programme and the Marie Curie Programme project AdaptEconII, as well as projects with the German Government; SIMRESS.


Lunches and refreshment breaks are included in the registration fee for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. In addition, you may purchase food on your own at the Háma Canteen and the Stúdentakjallarinn. On Friday, the Workshop Day, refreshment breaks will be included, but lunch is on your own at the Háma Canteen and the Stúdentakjallarinn. Use the link below to see offerings.

Lunch Options at the University of Iceland


Reykjavík, Iceland

“Some places unexpectedly capture you far more tightly than you imagined possible. The power of Iceland lies in its energetic source of nature, culture and local mentality. All these elements serve as the perfect backdrop for a memorable and effective event.”

“… Visitors often talk about the palpable energy, diversity and authenticity that lend the island its otherworldliness and unique spiritual inspiration.”

“… Unlike some major European cities, whose size can be intimidating, Reykjavík has a small-scale urban centre that attendees find easy to navigate. The hassle-free city centre is safe, clean and filled with restaurants, shopping, culture and vibrant nightlife, as well has having been officially designated a City of Literature by UNESCO. Visiting delegates enjoy interacting with the friendly Icelandic locals, many of whom speak English as their second language, in addition to countless other Scandinavian and European languages.”

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