A description and focus areas for each thread are provided below. When submitting your work, select the one to which it most closely belongs. Choosing accordingly improves the coherence and quality of the sessions.
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Business and Strategy
Competitive Dynamics | Marketing | New Business Models | Product Development | Project Management | Strategy Development
Features applications of System Dynamics in businesses and organizations including strategy development, profitability, marketing, competitive dynamics, product launches, project dynamics, and accounting.
Chairs: Scott Rockart, Warren Farr, and Nalini Sooknanan Pillay
Age and Ability | Equity and Inclusion | Gender and Sexuality | Racial Justice
Features applications of System Dynamics on topics such as gender, race or ethnicity, class, age and ability, etc.; racial justice work that addresses issues including, but not limited to, structural racism, interpersonal discrimination, or institutional bias; and submissions that demonstrate diverse experiences with System Dynamics.
Chairs: Inge Bleijenbergh, Irene Headen, and Peter Hovmand
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Business and Financial Organization | Economic Growth and Development | Equity and Income Distribution | International Trade and Finance | Macroeconomics | Microeconomics
Features papers improving understanding of economic dynamics including macroeconomics, microeconomics, trade, business regulation, economic development, economic policy, insurance, and risk management.
Chairs: Oleg Pavlov and Muhammad Azeem Yureshi
Environment and Resources
Agriculture and Food | Air, Water, and Land Use | Climate Change | Ecology and Biodiversity | Energy and Fuels | Environmental Regulation | Pollution and Waste Management
Emphasizes dynamics of natural resource management and policy for the environment including food, water, energy and climate change, pollution, environmental laws and regulation, and ecology.
Chairs: Todd BenDor, Josephine Musango, and Bobby Jeffers
COVID-19 | Epidemiology | Health Disparities | Physiology | Population Health | Treatment and Disease Management
Applies System Dynamics to issues related to health and health care including health policy, health services research, population health, and physiology.
Chairs: David Lounsbury, Niyousha Hosseinichimeh, Nasim Sabounchi, and Danielle Currie
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Learning and Teaching
Community Dissemination | Interactive Activities | Learning Experiments | Pedagogy and Curriculum
The manner in which system skills are taught and learned including pedagogy, learning experiments, curriculum development, workshop design, and interactive activities designed to be part of an educational experience.
Chairs: Ellis Ballard, Diana Fisher and Ed Gallaher
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Capacity Management | Project Management | Quality Control | Service Operations | Supply Chains | Workflow | Workforce Planning
Includes business and other process operations including capacity management, quality control, operations management, supply chains, workflow, queuing, and workforce planning.
Chairs: Burcu Tan Erciyes, Ed Anderson and Mark Heffernan
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Artificial Intelligence | Graphical Presentation Formats | Hybrid Modeling Approaches | Model Analysis | Model Development | Qualitative Methods | Model Validation
Welcomes contributions to System Dynamics modeling and simulation including quantitative and qualitative aspects of model development, model analysis, validation, graphical presentation formats, computational techniques, and integration of System Dynamics with other approaches such as Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics, among others.
Chairs: Yutaka Takahashi, Billy Schoenberg, and Willem Auping
Psychology and Human Behavior
Cognitive Science | Community Development | Historical Dynamics | Organizational Behavior | Social Psychology | Social-Environmental Decision-Making
Explores the dynamics within and between social groups, including social environments or individual psychological factors, and spanning families, organizations, and societies.
Chairs: Camilo Olaya, Dana Polojärvi, and Pascal Gambardella
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COVID-19 | Equity and Justice | Governance | Infrastructure | Political Science | Social Welfare | Urban Dynamics
Covers issues including governance, social welfare, equity, justice, political science, urban dynamics, and infrastructure.
Chairs: Rod MacDonald, Karim Chichakly, Lindsey Zimmerman, and Andrew Brown
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Community Outreach | Games and Flight Simulators | Group Model Building | Participatory Activities
Emphasizes engaging and influencing stakeholders through participatory activities such as group model building, facilitation, facilitated modeling, games, and management flight simulators, with emphasis on assessing the impact of the engagement.
Chairs: Susan Howick, Kelsey Werner and Hugo Herrera
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Security, Stability, and Resilience
Conflict, Defense, and Military | Crime and Policing | Cybersecurity and Disinformation | Disaster Management | Food-Energy-Water Security | Rule of Law and Social Resilience
Investigates issues related to security, stability, and resilience, including defense, social and international conflict, military operations, insurgency, counterinsurgency, cybersecurity, disinformation, safety, disaster management, peace engineering, justice, (financial and economic) crime, policing, incarceration, socioeconomic inequality, and food-energy-water security.
Chairs: Ignacio Martinez-Moyano, Saeed Langarudi, and Kelsey Buchanan
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Transport and Mobility
Accessibility and Equity | Decarbonization and Sustainability | Freight and Logistics | Infrastructure Planning and Policy Design | New Technologies and Services | Non-Car and Multi-Modal Transport | Public Health and Traffic Safety
Covers all aspects of transportation systems and mobility, including transport and urban planning policies; new services, technologies, or business models; decarbonization and sustainable mobility; transport and health; and freight and logistics.
Chairs: Gillian Harrison, Jeroen Struben and Astrid Guehnemann
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