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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

Expectations for Workshops and the Submission Process

Workshop Day – Friday, August 10, 2018
36th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society
Reykjavík, Iceland ◊ August 6-10, 2018

Submission window: February 20 – March 28, 2018

We invite you to submit a Workshop Proposal. The conference program will include one full day of skill-building, hands-on workshops and tutorial sessions that will run in parallel. Workshops will cover a range of topics from basic software use to advanced analysis techniques, demonstrating the state of the art in the theory and application of system dynamics. Workshops are open to all conference attendees at no additional cost. All attendees, whether presenting or not, must register for the conference.

Workshop submissions are evaluated on the basis of an abstract and additional information described below. You do not need to submit a paper during the evaluation process. You may, however, submit a paper and supporting material that will be helpful to workshop participants.

Acceptance of workshop proposals is based on significance, interest to system dynamicists, and level of audience interaction or hands-on involvement. The workshop sessions are intended to be purely instructional; no commercial promotion is allowed. If you are presenting a workshop related to commercially available products or services we ask that you defer any discussion of pricing, customers, testimonials or other marketing related issues to a time outside of the workshop. The workshop itself should be entirely devoted to conveying the content described in the abstract. Presenters may give a website and contact information and make available a brochure to participants.

The deadline for workshop proposals is March 28th. For full information and to submit, please log in at the Web Portal and choose the submission type: Workshop Submission. Again note that paper submissions are not required for workshops.

Information you will be asked to provide:

  • Title
  • Workshop Description: minimum of 250 words, but not more than one page.
  • Abstract for Proceedings: maximum 200 words
  • Thread: scheduling will be based on the thread. The Thread Descriptions are available on the conference website.
  • Link information may be used for reading, software downloads, or other related information.
  • Facilitator(s) Name List and Designated Presenter Identified

Other Workshop Specifics you will be asked to provide:

  • Time Needed for Workshop: Workshop time slots are 1.5 hours, 3 hours, or 6 hours.
  • Space: Indicate if your workshop is limited to a certain number of participants. (Most rooms accommodate up to 100.)
  • Expected / estimate number of participants
  • Room Requirements: For example: electricity, PC projector, flipchart and markers
    • Set-up of room: Theater, Classroom, Work group, U-shaped and/or scheduling restrictions
  • Participant Requirements:
    • Level of system dynamics experience targeted by the workshop (Everyone, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
    • What should the participant bring to the workshop? (For example: a laptop.)
    • What reading or preparation should participants do? Provide link or upload.
      (Please note that though we will convey participant requirements to those signing up for the workshop not everyone will pay close attention and some will likely show up less than fully prepared).