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Only two months remain until the opening of the conference!

Postby Roberta Spencer » Tue May 21, 2013 2:42 pm

Only two months remain until the opening of the Cambridge Conference. The program will be filled with thought-provoking sessions, presentations of ground-breaking research, networking opportunities, and delightful social events. Invited and Contributed Plenary Presentations include:
-Human Capital Development
-Global Modeling
-Market Dynamics
-The CEO as Modeler

New this year, the Model Expo: A chance to experiment with models presented in the program and interact with their creators. To see the full list of plenary, parallel, and poster sessions please visit the conference website Sessions by Thread.

Wednesday is Practitioners’ Day, with a focus on the application of System Dynamics models to real world issues. The plenary and parallel sessions will highlight practical applications of the methodology and the results achieved. Know anyone who is interested but too busy to attend the full conference? Practitioners’ day, combined with the Thursday workshops, will provide an opportunity to see what is being done and pick up new skills in just a couple of days.

Note that late July is a peak season for Boston hotels. Please make your room reservation with the Hyatt Regency Cambridge as soon as possible.

Information and continuous updates about the PhD Colloquium, Modeling Assistance Workshop, Thursday Workshop offerings, Newcomer Orientation, Spouses’ Lounge, Travel and more are available on the conference website! Register today!
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Downloadable Cambridge Conferences Flyer

Postby Roberta Spencer » Tue May 07, 2013 10:36 am

A downloadable conference flyer is available! If you have a bulletin board, message center, or an office door please take a moment to download, print, and display this information. It is a pdf file and in color, but may also be printed in black and white. Please feel free to enlarge it. We appreciate your help attracting new people to the conference. Thanks! Looking forward to seeing you in July. Best, Roberta

Available in two sizes:
8½ x 11 -
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Postby Gandolfo Dominici » Sun May 05, 2013 1:36 pm

The scientific non-profit organization Business Systems Laboratory ( is glad to announce the Call for Papers of the Second International Symposium:
“SYSTEMS THINKING FOR A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY. Advancements in Economic and Managerial Theory and Practice”
that will be held in Rome at the Universitas Mercatorum on January 23 and 24, 2014.

The webpage of the event is available at:

Partners of the event are: The World Organisation for Systems and Cybernetics (WOSC), the Research Institute for Managing Sustainability (Vienna University of Economics and Business), the Systems Design and Complexity Management Alliance (SDCM) and the European Evaluation Society (TWG – Evaluating Sustainable Development).

Topics: Systems Thinking, Sustaniblity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Finance, Sustainable Marketing, Technology for Sustainability, Sustainable Tourism, Sustainability Management, Managerial Cybernetics, Ethics For A Sustainable Society, Economic Growth And Sustainability, Innovation, Business Models for Sustainability, Education For Sustainable Development, Evaluating Sustainable Development,

Among the publishing opportunities for the best selected papers presented at the event there will be 3 special issues of the following scientific journals:


A volume of selected and revised papers from the past edition 2013 of the B.S.Lab Symposium 2013 is available in open access at:

We look forward to your contribution to the event and we wish to meet you in Rome next winter.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact the Scientific Director: Dr. Gandolfo Dominici (

Best regards

The Scientific Director
Prof. Dr. Gandolfo Dominici

The Conference Program Chairs
Prof. Dr. Maria Antonella Ferri and Dr.Gianpaolo Basile

Note: The building of Universitas Mercatorum was the house of Liz Taylor and Richard Burton. It has a wonderful garden from where you can see the monument to Cecilia Metella... an historical building in a green and historical landscape.
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Conference: XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology

Postby Roberta Spencer » Thu May 02, 2013 10:43 am

XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology
Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology
for more information please visit:
July 13 - 19, 2014

An incredibly sensitive community of academics and professionals such as the International Sociological Association, aware of the social transformations taking place in the world, cannot and should not be absent from a debate on inequality.

The great tradition of multi, inter and transdisciplinary works in which the most complex problems of the present day world are addressed; its unique condition of being academically, scientifically, regionally, institutionally and organically plural make it ideally qualified to face the challenge of contributing to this international exchange, from which an intellectual and moral force can emerge in order to achieve drastic changes in the manners, forms of reasoning and scopes of the decisions to be taken in the world to ensure the preservation of human life and societies.

Upcoming dates for on-line abstracts submission: June 3, 2013 - September 30, 2013 - 24:00 GMT

If you have questions about any specific session, please feel free to contact the Session Organizer for more information.
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Re: Workshop "Models and their Role in Collaboration" at ECS

Postby Etiënne Rouwette » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:04 am


Call for Papers:

Workshop "MoRoCo - Models and their Role in Collaboration" at ECSCW 2013



Alexander Nolte, Michael Prilla; University of Bochum, Germany
Peter Rittgen; Borås University, Sweden
Stefan Oppl; Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria

---Workshop Content---

Using visual representations of work or business processes can be considered a common practice in modern organizations. These models serve a large variety of different purposes such as documentation of current practices, or informing and planning change or software development. Given the nature of work and businesses they reflect it is reasonable to develop and use them collaboratively. There are, however, also many downsides to collaborative model usage and development in current practice. Among others, models are often not fully understood and are thus not used by people who work in the processes the models represent, resulting in limited impact of process redesigns on everyday work. Furthermore, only a minority of people within organizations actually use, even though they have been proven to be very useful especially for collaborative work. Given the increasing popularity of models in organizations, understanding and defining their role in collaboration is of vital interest for the CSCW community and therefore this workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners and forming a community for research in this area.

In this workshop we want to bring together researchers, lecturers and practitioners from different fields, who are interested in the collaborative usage and development and sustainment of structured visual representations such as process models, conceptual models or mind maps. This includes experiences from empirical case studies, teaching and the introduction of models and modeling into organizations. Furthermore the workshop also welcomes contributions describing research upon understanding the way models are used in organizations, coupled with activities and artifacts of everyday work and their role in collaborative work. The workshop will also host a special demo track where systems supporting collaboration on and with models can be presented.


The overall goal of the workshop is to build a large picture of research on the role that models play in collaborative work including their usage and sustainment as well as their development in order to set up a common research agenda among the participants. The topics of the workshop thus include but are not restricted to:
- The process of cooperative modeling: design cycles, model negotiation, view integration, roles of participants in modeling, team organization, etc.
- Sustaining model usage and maintenance in organizations
- Motivating involvement and active usage of models
- Involving non-experts in model development and usage
- Increasing the range of involvement: from core stakeholders to all stakeholders
- Coupling models with activities and entities of work
- Roles of models for collaboration e.g. guides / maps
- Models as instruments for consensus building
- The role of models in spanning inter or intra organizational boundaries
- Integrating visual modeling and model dialogues in natural language
- “Meta”-modeling: structuring the dialogue around models
- Access to models: Creating a model friendly cooperation environment
- Alignment of different understandings about collaborative work during modeling
- Empirical evidence for positive effects of modeling and model use


We will accept contributions in two different formats:

- Research papers such as reports of empirical studies, research in progress and position papers which may not exceed 8 pages.
- Demo papers describing systems for collaboration on and with models which may not exceed 3 pages. As there will be a special track during the workshop upon these systems we expect you to bring your system or a poster to the workshop.

All contributions have to be formatted according to the ECSCW formatting instructions and must be submitted in PDF format via EasyChair (

Author kits and paper templates are available at the ECSCW website (

The selection process will be a double blind review through an international program committee.

All accepted paper will be published electronically at CEUR Workshop Proceedings. Means for further publications of the results are currently in the planning and will be reported on the workshop website once agreements with journal editors have been reached.

The papers of the previous workshop on "Collaborative usage and development of models and visualization" at ECSCW 2011 are available online at ... S/Vol-777/. Selected papers from the workshop will be published in the next few months in a special issue of the International Journal for eCollaboration.

For more and up to date information on the workshop please visit the workshop website:

---Important Dates---

June 14: Abstract submission deadline
June 28: Paper submission deadline
July 31: Acceptance notification
August 9: Early registration deadline for ECSCW 2013

---Program committee---

Christian Bartelt, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
Eike Bernhard, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Sebastian Döweling, SAP Research Darmstadt, Germany
Stijn Hoppenbrouwers, HAN University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
John Krogstie, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Stephan Lukosch, TU Delft, Netherlands
Jan Mendling, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Hajo Reijers, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Etiënne Rouwette, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
Barbara Weber, University of Innsbruck, Austria


The ECSCW 2013 conference will be held at the Coral Beach Hotel and Resort in Paphos, Cyprus from 21 to 25 September 2013.
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Special Events: ISDC Cambridge, MA July 21-25, 2013

Postby Roberta Spencer » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:15 pm

We hope that you will join us! The tentative program schedule will be announced in early June, with updates posted on the conference website.

Special events for 2013:

-The CEO as Modeler plenary session will bring together three CEOs that, in addition to running their companies, build models to help them do so. It is hard to get more hands-on than this.

- Wednesday will feature a practitioners’ track, demonstrating the value of system dynamics in real world settings, and will be capped off by the CEO as Modeler plenary.

-Last Call is a documentary film on the genesis and message of The Limits to Growth, one of the most controversial books of our time. A showing is tentatively scheduled.

New this year: Paper presentation slides will be available on the live website just before and during the conference.

Returning this year due to popular demand:

- Newcomer Orientation: Get help to navigate the conference to its fullest. This event is useful and fun too, newcomers are encouraged to attend.

- Red Ribbon Event: If you are looking for a job or seeking a new addition to your team, this special event brings job-seekers and employers together.

- Modeling Assistance Workshop: Sign up! Modeling questions may cover problem articulation, dynamic hypothesis, model formulation, model testing, or policy design and evaluation.

- Conference scholarships: Applications are due on May 8. Partial scholarships are available that pay conference registration fees and, in some cases, partial hotel expenses for the conference days.

The conference program promises to provide the breadth and depth needed to really understand what people are doing in the field. The sessions will appeal to a broad cross-section of system dynamics practitioners, consultants, students, educators, and academics. Please join us and take advantage of opportunities to gain and share knowledge in the field, network and more. Don’t miss out – register today!

Best regards, The Conference Team
31st International Conference of the System Dynamics Society
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9th HSSS National & International Conference

Postby Roberta Spencer » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:34 am

Call for Papers: 9th HSSS National & International Conference
The Hellenic Society for Systemic Studies (HSSS) in collaboration with the University of Thessaly, Department of Economics is holding a conference.
July 11-13, 2013 -- Volos, Greece.

Theme: Systemics for Process Cohesion

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Gerald Midgley, UK
Professor Pericles Loucopoulos, UK & Greece
Professor Alexander Christakis, USA & Greece
Professor Timothy K. Shih, Taiwan
Professor José Pérez Ríos, Spain
Professor Bob Cavana, New Zealand
Professor Shang Rong Tsai, Taiwan
Colonel Georgios N. Kastanis, Greece
Dr. Yiannis Laouris, Cyprus
Dr. José Ângelo Pinto, Portugal

For more information please visit:
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Int. Conference on Managing the Asian Century

Postby Roberta Spencer » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:37 pm

From Bob Cavana : Call for Papers

Track 8: Systems Thinking and Systems Practices (systemic thinking models, system dynamics, qualitative modeling, case applications)
Co-Chairs: Professors Purnendu Mandal and Bob Cavana
International Conference on Managing the Asian Century (ICMAC-2013) Singapore, July 11-13, 2013
Conference Website:

Important dates:
Submission of Abstract: 16th April 2013
Full Paper Submission Deadline: 6th May 2013
Final Paper Submission: 28th June 2013
Early Bird Registration Deadline: 15th May 2013
Late Registration Deadline: 1st July 2013
Conference Dates: 11th - 13th July 2013

The conference theme is “Managing the Asian Century”. This conference offers both academics and practitioners the opportunity to share knowledge in several disciplines relevant to Asian countries. The focus is how we facilitate the developments in the emerging economies. The conference organizers welcome contributions that draw upon contemporary developments in practices of management, education system, organizational development, studies in tropics, financial and economic planning, and others areas significant to socio cultural economic and environmental development.
Each Full Paper will through a blind review process. Accepted papers will be published in the reviewed Conference Proceedings (with ISSN). Selected papers will also be considered for publication in Special Issue of several journals.

For futher information, please contact ;


Papers or proposals dealing with research and applications in the following areas are invited. The program committee also welcome contributions in other broader issues related to the conference theme not listed in the tracks below.

Track 1: Global Education
Global education hubs, Offshore campuses, Spaces of innovative learning, Development and education, life-long learning.
Chairs - Dr. Anita Lundberg;, Dr. Margaret Carter;

Track 2: Antecedents of Asia’s Competitiveness
Innovation, Productivity, Clusters, Emerging economies.
Chairs - Dr. Adrian Kuah;

Track 3: Emerging Trends in Banking, Finance and Accounting
IFRS convergence in Asia, alternative models of banking.
Chairs - Associate Professor John Vong;, Dr. Insu Song;

Track 4: Business and Revenue Models in Gaming Industry
Interactive digital movie industry, trends in games development.
Chairs - Associate Professor Roberto Dillon;, Dr. Tan Check Tien, University of Technology Sydney

Track 5: Psychological Issues in Asia
Tropical psychology, societal attitude.
Chairs - Associate Professor Deborah Graham;

Track 6: Emerging Retail and Service Industries
Retailing, leisure industry, e-commerce, marketing, supply chain.
Chairs - Dr. Tjong Budisantoso;

Track 7: Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation
Entrepreneurial skills development, models of innovation, Asia’s potential, investment in creativity and innovation.
Chairs - Dr. Helan Gamage;

Track 8: Systems Thinking and Systems Practices
Systemic thinking models, system dynamics, qualitative modeling, case applications.
Chairs - Professor Purnendu Mandal;
Prof Bob Cavana, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Track 9: Tourism initiatives, relationships and issues in Asia-pacific
Eco-tourism, sustainable tourism, tourist behavior, sports and events management, destination management, tourism policy and planning.
Chairs - Mr. Abhishek Bhati;, Dr. K. Thirumaran;, and Dr. Derrick Lee;
Pre-Conference Workshop: Young Researcher Workshop
Chairs - Dr. Adrian Kuah;, and Associate Professor Roberto Dillon;

We welcome young researchers who are completing their higher research degree or have obtained their PhD within the last five years to join this workshop. A number of sessions would be facilitated by experienced researchers in the following areas:

• What writers and reviewers are targeting in academic journals
• Publishing research in top academic journals
• The importance of bibliometrics, citation impact, and H indices
• Preparing a book proposal for publishers

We also welcome experienced researchers, participating in this conference, to submit proposal(s) for professional development which could be shared with young researchers. Please email your proposal(s) to the workshop chairs or to any organizing committee member.
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Call for papers Public Performance Management Symposium

Postby Carmine Bianchi » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:31 pm

Call for Papers

Symposium on:
“Organizational and Inter-Institutional performance management in Public Administration for sustainable growth”

Italian Academy of Management Bicentenary Conference - Track 5: Public Management
Lecce, 19-21 September 2013

Track Chairs
Carmine Bianchi, Professor of Public Management, University of Palermo; Elio Borgonovi, Professor of Public Management, Bocconi University; and William C. Rivenbark, Professor of Public Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Keynote speaker:
Ali Farazmand, Professor at Florida Atlantic University, School of Public Administration, Editor of the International Journal of Public Administration, and Editor in Chief of the Public Organization Review.

Topic Description:
Performance management is still an evolving topic in both research and practice. The critical issues related to the design and implementation of formal performance management systems are measuring organizational results, producing information for more informed decision-making, and promoting process improvement. The ambiguity of performance management in the public sector is still a disputed topic, particularly when the evaluation of outcome performance measures and the sustainability of community policies are considered.
This call for papers focuses on the following research questions: How can performance management systems allow public sector institutions support the design and implementation of sustainable policies in the long-run? How can the design and implementation of performance management systems contribute to this ‘new frontier’ of knowledge and practice in the public sector in order to foster sustainable growth?

Submission procedure
Authors are invited to submit their papers with the purpose of presenting original and unpublished research. The link for submission is: ... ubmissions
Final deadline for full papers uploading: Sept. 1st 2013.
For more information:
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Call for Papers: Cambridge, MA Conference - July 2013

Postby Roberta Spencer » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:06 pm

Dear Colleagues:

We want to see your work! Submissions have been arriving since opening day and we will continue accepting submissions of new System Dynamics research and practical applications until March 19. Please submit papers and workshop proposals at

We also encourage you to send session proposals and other ideas for the conference program directly to the Program Chairs by email. All submissions are due by March 19, so don’t delay.

For more information, including topic categories, submission instructions, formatting guidelines, important dates, deadlines, conference events, travel information, sponsors, and other topics visit .

Please watch for future announcements.

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA – 31st International Conference of the System Dynamics Society
July 21 - 25, 2013

Robert Eberlein, astuteSD and
Ignacio J. Martinez-Moyano, Argonne National Laboratory and The University of Chicago

Jack Homer, Homer Consulting and
Hazhir Rahmandad, Virginia Tech

Roberta L. Spencer, System Dynamics Society
The Cambridge, MA Conference Team

31st International Conference of the System Dynamics Society
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA July 21 - 25, 2013
Venue: Hyatt Regency Cambridge. The Cambridge/Boston area is served by Logan International Airport.

Milne 300, Rockefeller College, 135 Western Avenue
University at Albany, State University of New York Albany, NY, 12222
Phone: (518) 442-3865 Fax: (518) 442-3398
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