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Postby Robert Eberlein » Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:36 pm

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Updating the Forum Structure

Postby Robert Eberlein » Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:03 pm

I have removed the Moderated Discussion forum and moved the 2 threads that were in that forum into Unmoderated Discussion. Given the low volume of activity in that forum it seems more sensible to put everything together in one place to me. It is fairly straightforward to rearrange things in the future if that seems desirable.

I have also added two new forums. One for the Health Policy SIG and another for both the Energy and Environment SIG. These forums are currently unmoderated, and not restrictions have been set on who can post to them.
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systemdynamics.org back up

Postby Robert Eberlein » Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:10 am

Our web site is (largely) working again. We had a disk failure and it turned into a bit of a mess getting things back up. Sorry for being gone so long.
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DSF Modeling Challenge

Postby Robert Eberlein » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:23 pm

Dear Colleague:

We write to invite you to participate in a Modeling Comparison Challenge:
"Predicting Cognitive Performance in Open-ended Dynamic tasks". The goal of
the challenge is to advance the state of the art in cognitive modeling by
evaluating alternative cognitive models against human performance in a
common dynamic task. The task captures in an integrated manner some of the
key aspects of human cognition including the detection of temporal
regularities and the ability to control dynamic systems.

The description of the challenge and the information for participation
(including data, task environment, references and documentation) can be
found on the challenge web site:

http://www.cmu.edu/ddmlab/modeldsf

Please send an E-mail to: DSFChallenge@gmail.com to register as soon as
possible. You must be registered before submitting your model. The most
important dates are:

The Modeling Comparison Challenge will be the focus of a symposium at the
Behavior Representation In Modeling and Simulation (BRIMS-2009) on April 1,
2009 in Sundance, Utah.

Deadline for model submissions is May 15, 2009.

Announcement of the challenge results is June 1, 2009.

The results and winner(s) will be presented at a symposium at the
International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM 2009) in Manchester, UK
on July 24th-26th, 2009. One representative for each of the 3 best models
will be invited to present at the ICCM symposium. Their expenses will be
covered for up to US$2000.

Thank you for your attention and we look forward to receiving your models!
Christian Lebiere, Coty Gonzalez, Walter Warwick.
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Reconfiguration of Discussion forums

Postby Robert Eberlein » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:06 am

I have changed the configuration of these forums in an effort to better support the SIGs and Chapters of the Society. There is a thread in the Instructions and Questions forum for comments on and discussion of this reorganization.
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ICSDS World Tour T-shirts

Postby Leonard Malczynski » Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:46 pm

Everyone,

I currently (August 17, 2009) have 71 large T-shirts. 229 were sold in Albuquerque at the 27th ICSDS.
The front shows the System Dynamics Society logo, the back has a listing of all conferences from 2009 back to 1983.

They are selling for $10 each plus shipping. All proceeds support the Student Chapter of the Society.

These are a great way to show off your System Dynamics Society support.

Please email me lamalcz@sandia.gov if you are interested. Bulk sales are appreciated!

You can see a picture of the shirt front on Rolf Hasanen's posting at Flikr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhasanen/3 ... 851324510/
I can email a pdf of the shirt if you ask.

Thanks,
Len
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European Master in System Dynamics: Deadline for Application

Postby Andreas Groessler » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:05 am

Dear SD colleagues and friends,

The new European Master programme in System Dynamics is now open for applications. The programme is unique: in a two-year programme, students will travel across Europe to learn about foundations of System Dynamics, its application to real world problems and the use of the methodology as a Group Decision Support System. The programme is offered by the University of Bergen (Norway), Lund University (Sweden), the University of Palermo (Italy) and Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands). More information about the programme and the application procedure can be found at http://www.europeansystemdynamics.eu

Full scholarships on offer!
We want to emphasize that the programme has been selected by the prestigious Erasmus Mundus programme to award 10 full scholarships to non-EU students, 8 financial contributions to EU students, and 2 for students from Balkan/Turkey per year for the next five years. We would certainly appreciate it if you would bring this program and the scholarships to the attention of your students. Please note that the deadline for applications for the academic year 2010/2011 is: January, 1st, 2010. More information about the scholarships can also be found on the website.

We are looking forward to receive your students' applications!

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us either at: info@europeansystemdynamics.eu, or one of us personally.

Best regards and thanks, also on behalf of Pål Davidsen, Carmine Bianchi, and Mats Svensson,

Jac Vennix, Radboud University Nijmegen: j.vennix@fm.ru.nl
Andreas Grössler, Radboud University Nijmegen: a.grossler@fm.ru.nl
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SystemsWiki Model Library

Postby Gene Bellinger » Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:25 am

Welcome to the SystemsWiki Model Library, a distributed virtual repository of models for your use and continued development. In the context of the Model Library the term model has a very general definition.

A model is a simplification of reality intended to promote understanding.

The implication being that a model may be in any one of many forms though in the SystemsWiki context models are implied to provide some manner of Systems Thinking Perspective. It is believed that all models exist in one or more form, i.e., Causal Loop Diagram, Stock & Flow Diagram or Simulation and if a simulation then it is performed with some specific Simulation Software. Additionally a model is expected to be related to one or more Subject Domain.

http://www.systemswiki.org/index.php?ti ... el_Library
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Nine billion tonne hamster

Postby Leonard Malczynski » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:31 am

An interesting simple look at growth.
http://www.impossiblehamster.org/?utm_s ... dium=email
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Systems Thinking World

Postby Gene Bellinger » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:30 pm

The Systems Thinking World Discussion Group has been initiated on LinkedIn with the intent of Enabling a Systems Thinking World. Well at least first attempting to figure out what the statement means and then how to move in that direction.

Drop by and see if what we're pursuing is meaningful enough for you to get involved in. I assure you this is not JAADG.

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