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2024 International

System Dynamics Conference

Bergen & Online | August 4 – 8, 2024


The International System Dynamics Conference (ISDC) unites global minds with a shared passion for System Dynamics and systems thinking. Now celebrating our 42nd year, the ISDC stands as a beacon for interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration, attracting a diverse audience from business, academia, philanthropy, and more.

Our conference is a comprehensive platform where newcomers gain valuable insights, seasoned practitioners stay abreast with the latest trends, and every participant enjoys unrivaled networking opportunities. 

ISDC2024 will be a hybrid event. Attend virtually or in person in the beautiful city of Bergen, Norway. Whether presenting work or engaging with peers, experience the future of System Dynamics at ISDC2024 – where participants from over 60 countries come together to think systematically


In-Person or Online? It’s your decision! Attendees can access the full Conference program with either a Bergen ticket or a Virtual ticket.

Special Activities

Mentorship opportunities, meetings, career fair, and other activities create a growth environment.

List of Activities


In the present moment, upskilling has never been more important. Take advantage hands-on workshops  

Top-Notch Research

Rigorous quantitative and qualitative modeling demonstrating the power of System Dynamics. 


Join professionals and organizations shaping the future of the field. Share your ideas and  meet your future project partner!


Bridging Perspectives for New Insights

Submission Window: CLOSED

We welcome submissions on a diverse range of topics that contribute to the theory and practice of System Dynamics modeling.

This year’s conference theme, “Bridging Perspectives for New Insights,” underscores the importance of integrating varied disciplines and methodologies to achieve deeper understanding and effective solutions.

We encourage submissions contributing to System Dynamics, broadly defined. This includes work that emphasizes feedback mechanisms, long-term accumulations, and behaviorally realistic views of actors, as well as relevant methodological contributions. We welcome different modeling architectures such as stocks and flows, agent-based models, and qualitative maps, as well as various analytical tools, data sources, and diagramming conventions.  

Synergies abound between behaviorally realistic and feedback based perspective of System Dynamics with advancements in adjacent fields, from network science to epidemiology, operations research, econometrics, and others. By leveraging those synergies we hope to enhance theoretical and practical discourse in social, medical, and engineering sciences, leading to more impactful and sustainable theoretical insights and practical solutions. We also hope the event will foster sharing of perspectives, discovery of new synergies, and fruitful new collaborations.

Submissions are categorized into several types: Research Papers (full paper required), Practitioner Applications (slides only), and Works in Progress (extended abstracts only).

Important Dates

  • Jan 16  Submissions Open
  • Mar 19  Submissions Close
  • Apr 15  Scholarship Application Deadline
  • May 9 Author Notification
  • May 9 Scholarship Announcement
  • May 14 ISDC Volunteer Application Deadline
  • May 21 ISDC Volunteer Notification
  • May 28 Author Registration Deadline
  • May 28 Early Bird Prices Ends

    Location & venue

    The hybrid conference will take place in Bergen, Norway.

    Known as the ‘Gateway to the Fjords,’ Bergen is a picturesque coastal city surrounded by seven mountains. Rich in maritime history, and a vibrant cultural scene. The historic Bryggen Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of its prime attractions. The city’s narrow cobblestone streets, colorful wooden houses, and vibrant fish market offer a unique blend of old-world charm and modern Scandinavian flair.

    The conference is hosted at the Scandic Bergen City Hotel. A comfortable and well-equipped hotel at the heart of the beautiful city, it offers guests a delightful experience with all the necessary amenities. Hotel guests enjoy a complimentary breakfast. All conference attendees are provided a buffet lunch and generous coffee breaks with food and drinks.

    Live attendees enjoy complimentary lunch and break-time food for the three main conference days (August 5 to 7, 2024)
    Apply the code BUIB030824 to get your discount. SOLD OUT Aug 3 and Aug 4.

    Please contact us if you need a room for your family (adults + kids)

    Additional Accommodation Options 

    Citybox Bergen City offers a 12% discount to our conference participants. The discount is valid from August 4th to August 9th, 2024. To take advantage of this offer, please apply the code ISDC24 after selecting your room type.


    Accomodation Sharing

    If you’re looking to save on accommodation costs, we’re offering the opportunity to connect with fellow attendees who are interested in sharing a room. We’ll do our best to match similar profiles. Apply here.

    Central Location

    Breakfast Included

    Comfortable Rooms


    Our organizers come from different backgrounds and industries with great expertise and knowledge of the System Dynamics field. You may contact them for suggestions and questions.

    Program Chairs

    Organizing Chairs

    Hazhir Rahmandad

    MIT Sloan School of Management

    Mohammad Jalali

    Harvard Medical School

    Susan Howick

    Strathclyde Business School

    Birgit Kopainsky

    University of Bergen

    Ali Saysel

    University of Bergen

    Saeed Langarudi

    University of Bergen

    Workshop Chairs


    James Paine

    Bucknell University

    Mariana Torres

    Mariana Torres

    University at Albany, SUNY

    SOC Chair

    Volunteer Coordinators

    Celia Stafford

    Harvard Business School

    Sandra Volken

    University of Bern

    Picture of Andries Botha

    Andries Botha

    Dynamic Strategies
    Toyota South Africa

    Meagan Colvin

    Meagan Colvin

    System Dynamics Society
    Director of Outreach

    Our ISDC 2024 Sponsors

    UiB ISDC 2024 HOST University of Bergen
    Ventana Systems International System Dynamics Conference Sponsor Logo
    DNV_logo ISDC 2024 Conference Supporter Sponsor
    isee systems logo Society and Conference Sponsor
    Change Agent SDS Logo Square
    JOIN Conference Sponsor
    Common Earth Logo
    MIT Sloan School of Management SDS Logo
    Copernicos Groep Logo Sponsor
    PathFwd Silico Logo Dynamic Modeling Tool
    DynamicVu Logo
    Systems Logo SDS Systems an open access journal by MDPI
    Forio Business Simulations

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