The 23rd International Conference of The System Dynamics Society

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July 17 - 21, 2005 ---  Boston

Local Host ---  System Dynamics Group,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Conference Information
Call for Papers, Presentations, Workshops and Sessions

Boston 2005

SeaportLocation   The Seaport Hotel is in the heart of Boston's Seaport District overlooking the breathtaking panoramic view of Boston Harbor and the city skyline.

Conference Venue
The Seaport Hotel in historic Boston offers the finest meeting destination facility on the city's vibrant harbor. It is located within minutes of the airport, financial district and the downtown area, filled with restaurants, shops, museums and attractions. Public spaces at the Seaport have wireless Wi-Fi access and each guest room is equipped with complimentary Internet/VPN access at T-1 speed. For detailed information about the Seaport Hotel please visit: www.seaportboston.com

Boston can easily be reached by train, plane and car. Parking for a fee will be available on site.

The conference will bring together more than 500 people working in system dynamics and systems thinking. Presentations by practitioners and world leaders in the field will cover a wide variety of topics.

Program
The conference program will consist of plenary, parallel, poster and workshop sessions demonstrating the state of the art in the theory and application of system dynamics.

In addition, panel discussions, special interest group sessions, student colloquia, modeling assistance workshop, events of historic interest, vendor displays, exhibits, demonstrations, Society business meetings and other related gatherings will be scheduled.

The conference schedule will provide time for relaxed social and professional interaction.

The conference will bring together diverse perspectives on the application of system dynamics to important issues in the theory of complex dynamic systems and the practical use of these tools to address critical real-world challenges." Presentations will consist of applications of system dynamics to the main theme, as well as a number of other themes addressed in social and natural science. A small sampling of the topics to be addressed includes:

  • Regional, national and global economic dynamics
  • Environmental and ecological challenges
  • Health care policy
  • Agent-based and evolutionary modeling
  • Industry evolution: interactions of competition and organizational capabilitiesMeeting
  • Corporate strategy
  • Organizational change and improvement in business and beyond
  • Project management and product development
  • Public safety and security
  • Dynamic decision making and experimental studies
  • Nonlinear dynamics
  • Public policy applications
  • Dynamics of information systems
  • Developments in simulation tools and techniques for model analysis and visualization
  • Advances in the modeling process and group model building
  • System dynamics contributions to theory building in the social and natural sciences
  • Teaching systems concepts and dynamics in the K-12 grades, universities, and beyond
  • Many others

Submissions
Papers may be submitted from January 2, 2005 to March 18, 2005 and must be in sufficient detail for the referees to judge their meaning and value. Submissions must be in English and should be 5 - 30 pages in length (there is also a maximum 2 MB electronic file size). Abstracts will not be accepted. Submission of models and other supporting materials to enable replication and aid the review process is encouraged in all cases (maximum file size 2 MB in addition to the paper).

Each paper must have a designated presenter and one individual can be a designated presenter for at most two works. Designated presenters not registered by June 17, 2005 will have their papers automatically reassigned to poster sessions.

All works submitted will be assigned for double blind peer review. The results, with the oversight of the program co-chairs, will determine whether a work will be accepted, and, if so, whether for plenary, parallel or poster presentation.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by May 2, 2005. Authors retain the copyright to all submitted work and, by submitting, grant permission for inclusion in the conference proceedings.

Proposals for workshops and tutorials should be submitted using the Workshop Proposal Form found on the conference website: www.systemdynamics.org/conf2005/workshopform.xls. E-mail the completed form directly to the Workshop Chair, Jack B. Homer jhomer@comcast.net.

Proposals for plenary or parallel sessions, panel discussions, roundtable sessions and other pre- or post- conference activities are welcome. Proposals should contain a brief description of the session theme, names of organizer(s) and a tentative list of all papers to be included in the session.

Session proposals are due by March 18, 2005. Send proposals to isdc05@mit.edu.

Submission Format
Preliminary and final submissions must be received in .pdf format. Other formats will not be accepted. Several free or low-cost programs to write .pdf files may be found on the web; see the conference website for links. Final submission paper to be included on the CD-ROM Proceedings should have the security property set on "NO SECURITY."

At the time of submission for each work, please fill out the online form (contact information for all author(s) with a 150-word abstract) and upload three updateable files. The first will be the body of the work with no author information for blind review; the second is the version for the proceedings CD with a 150-word abstract and complete author information; and the third, any supporting material, including models, submitted as a single file or a .zip archive.

Materials must be submitted online via the Society website www.systemdynamics.org. Authors will be asked to complete a short questionnaire about the appropriate session placement and format for their presentation at the time of submission.

Contact information for all co-authors will also be required.

Materials must be submitted online via the Society website www.systemdynamics.org Authors will be asked to complete a short questionnaire about the appropriate session placement and format for their presentation at the time of submission.

Conference Proceedings
A conference pack will include the program with Printed Abstract Proceedings for all accepted papers. The Conference CD-ROM Proceedings including final versions of papers will be distributed after the conference. Full works for plenary, parallel, poster and workshop presentations will be included on the CD.


Contacts
Program Co-Chairs:
John D. Sterman and Nelson P. Repenning
System Dynamics Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, Massachusetts USA

Email: isdc05@mit.edu
Workshop Chair:
Jack Homer
Homer Consulting, Voorhees, New Jersey USA
Email: jhomer@comcast.net
Local Host
System Dynamics Group,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Sloan School of Management

Cambridge, Massachusetts USA
Conference Manager:
Roberta L. Spencer, Executive Director, System Dynamics Society
Milne 300 - Rockefeller College
University at Albany, State University of New York
Albany, New York 12222 USA
Phone: +1 (518) 442-3865, Fax: +1 (518) 442-3398
E-mail: office@systemdynamics.org


Deadlines and Key Dates
January 2, 2005 Opening date for paper submissions and workshop and session proposals.
March 18, 2005 Paper submission deadline. Workshop and session proposals due.
May 2, 2005 Notification of acceptance.
May 9, 2005 Final abstracts due for Printed Abstract Proceedings.
June 1, 2005 Tentative program schedule.
June 17, 2005 Deadline for early conference registration and hotel. Papers of unregistered designated presenters reassigned to poster.
July 17, 2005 PhD Colloquium, Policy Council Meeting.
July 18, 2005 Boston Conference Opening!
August 19, 2005 Deadline for final papers for CD-ROM Proceedings.
September 2005 CD-ROM Proceedings mailed to conference registrants.

Conference Sponsors
Conference Partner: PA Consulting Group
Conference Host: System Dynamics Group, MIT Sloan School of Management
AIMS (Advanced Integrated Management Strategies, LLP)
Amber Blocks Ltd.
Attune Group, Inc.
Booz Allen Hamiltion
CRA International, Inc.
Forio Business Simulations
GE Insurance Solutions
Global Strategy Dynamics, Ltd.
HVR Consulting Services Ltd.
isee systems
John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Lane Press of Albany
Mohaseboon - Financial and Business Consultants
Pegasus Communications, Inc.
Powersim Solutions, Inc.
SoL, Society for Organizational Learning
Ventana Systems, Inc.
WB Incorporated
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Advanced Distance Learning Network
XJ Technologies
Anonymous

For more information, please contact:
Roberta L. Spencer, Conference Manager

System Dynamics Society

Milne 300 Rockefeller College

University at Albany, State University of
New York, Albany, New York 12222 USA
Phone: +1 518 442-3865       Fax: +1 518 442-3398

E-mail: office@.systemdynamics.org
http://www.systemdynamics.org

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