Sessions by Thread
The 2006 International Conference of the System Dynamics Society

Business Applications
Plenary: Business Applications, chaired by Pål Davidsen

Moving from Risks to Opportunities: A Process to Manage New Product Transitions, by Paulo Goncalves, Feryal Erhun, Jay Holman 

Manufacturing start-ups in the automobile industry, by Jan Juerging, Peter Milling

Offensive KPI’s: Coordinating strategy and operations in interorganizational service supply networks, by Willem van Oppen

Plenary: Award Ceremony, chaired by Yaman Barlas

Dana Meadows Award Ceremony, by R. Joel Rahn

Parallel: Business and Corporate Strategy, chaired by Nathan Forrester

Hard-disk makers’ overshoot rooted in disruptive innovation, by Nicholas Georgantzas

Combining Relativism with Logic and Empirical Knowledge: Integration of PIMS with System Dynamics by Andreas Hadjis, George Papageorgiou

A system dynamics computer-based learning environment for the formulation of manufacturing strategy, by Emmanuel Adamides

Parallel: Policy Analysis in Business, chaired by Margaret Fulenwider

Dynamic Skill Based Routing: a System Dynamics approach to a Policy Definition in Call Center Management, by Stefano Armenia, Habib Sedehi, Alessandro Saullo

Mapping the Dynamic Effect of Customer Switching Costs Management on the Mobile Industry in Egypt, by Khaled Wahba, Tarek El Sayed

Risk Adjusted Pricing Strategies for the Corporate Loans Business – Do They Really Create Value?, by Thomas Jung, Jürgen Strohhecker

Parallel: Managerial Decision Making and Policies, chaired by Valerie Gacogne

Supporting the Decision Making Process of a Brazilian Apple Producer – A Challenge for the Owner, by Fernando Mazzuli

An improved model of the dynamic behavior of a zero-to-landfill strategy for consumer products, by Jeffrey Boyer

Exploring Patterns of Process Improvement with a Generic Model, by Markus Salge

Parallel: Strategy and Organization Design, chaired by Lee Jones

Innovation and the dynamics of capability accumulation in project-based organisations, by Steffen Bayer, David Gann

Investigating how Intellectual Capital policies in a Telecom Call-Center affect Company Performance: a System Dynamics approach, by Enzo Bivona

Project of the Future Vision: Using System Dynamics to Achieve ‘Model-in-Loop’ Project Planning & Execution, by Scott Johnson, David Peterson

Poster: Growth and Market Development Strategies

Simulation Modelling of Marinas and Heuristic Optimisation of Business in Relation to Investments in Sports Objects, by Josko Dvornik, Ante Munitic, Eli Marusic, Merica Sliskovic

Expansion Economies, by Fernando Buendia

Government Intervention Effect on Automotive Market Dynamics in Egypt, by Khaled Wahba, Ramez Youssef

Applying Models to Forecast Mobile Service Market Development, by Andrey Koblov, Vladimir Shiryaev, Alexander Blinov

The Application of System Dynamics Simulation to Volatile System Management, by John Affeldt

Stock Market Fluctuations and the Impact of Socio-Economic Uncertainty on It by Ali Mashayekhi, Navid Ghaffarzadegan

Poster: Business Applications

The Financial Accounting Model from a System Dynamics’ Perspective, by Eric Melse

Evolutionary Effectiveness’s Dynamics of Enterprise Innovation, by Germán Vargas Guerrero, Isaac Dyner

Non-Standard Basic Monthly Earnings Calculations For Long-Term Disability Insurance Contracts: A System Dynamics Examination, by John Voyer, Gregory Stevens, Charles McCormick, Liam Shaw

Multi-Perspective Reflections about Interactive Learning Environments, by Stefan Groesser

System Dynamics Projects That Failed to Make an Impact, by Andreas Groessler

Securitization of future credits in a Public Administrations tax-collection process: a System Dynamics approach, by Stefano Armenia, Moreno Angelini, Alessandro Nanni, Fabrizio Baldoni

Reducing the processing time in a civil case; a project conducted for the Dutch judiciary, by Gerard Noorda

Research: Systems Thinking in Business Applications; Focused Research Session, chaired by Robert Eberlein

Lessons learned from unsuccessful modeling interventions, by Martijn Eskinasi, Eppie Fokkema

System Archetype Analysis on Some Problems of Chinese Enterprises Cross-border M&A, by Bo Xu, Haiyan Yan

Systems Thinking on the Demand and Training for International Business Talents, by Haiyan Yan, Bo Xu

Wanted: Easy Riders. The Aging of the German Motorcycle Rider Population and its Implications on the Motorcycle Market, by Camilo Olaya, Kristjan Ambroz

We’d rather not XMILE: model interchange standards and software competition, by Leonard Malczynski

Research: Dynamic Analysis of Business Applications; Focused Research Session, chaired by Shayne Gary, Thomas Fiddaman

Auto parts industry in Mexico: future perspectives, by Gloria Perez Salazar, Ana Isabel Campa, Claudia Decanini, Johanna Altamar, Leyci Garcia

Dynamic Analysis of the Long-Distance Telecom Bubble, by Rintaro Kurebayashi, Nathaniel Osgood, Sharon Gillett

Coming to Terms with Traffic Congestion, by Jose Gonzalez, Graham Winch

System Dynamics Modeling Of All Element Innovation, by Jin Chen, Ling Zhu, Kailiang Wu, Qingrui Xu, Xice Sun

Maintenance Policies for Capacity Constrained production Systems, by Adolfo Crespo Marquez

Market Dynamics for Decision Support in Marketing, by Viktor Vojtko, Stanislava Mildeova, Jan Trojacek, Ingeborg Nemcova


B2B Gathering (Business-to-Business Gathering), Sponsored by Minase and Significant, chaired by Etiënne Rouwette


Introducing Management and Strategy Dynamics, by Kim Warren, Christina Spencer

Exploring life plans with the Jane Sloan Microworld - a model of personal resources and feedback, by Kim Warren, Christina Spencer

Complexity/Agent Based/Nonlinear Dynamics
Parallel: Emergent Behavior, chaired by Nathaniel Osgood

Aggregated and Disaggregated Modeling Approaches to Multiple Agent Dynamics, by Güven Demirel

Principles of Emergence. A Generic Framework of Firms as Agent-Based Complex Adaptive Systems, by Meike Tilebein

Low-Dimensional Dynamics in Agent-Based Models, by Nathaniel Osgood

Parallel: Decision Making and Learning, chaired by Hassan Qudrat-Ullah

Decision Patterns and Information Availability in the Beer Distribution Game, by Jonas Kunze, Yalin Gündüz

Integrating Judgment and Outcome Decomposition: Exploring Outcome-based Learning Dynamics, by Ignacio Martinez-Moyano, Eliot Rich, Stephen Conrad, Thomas Stewart, David Andersen

Trust and Collaboration in Interagency Information Technology Projects, by Luis Luna-Reyes

Poster: Agent-Based and Non-Linear Dynamics

Cobweb Model in System Dynamics Form - Hyperincursive Perspective, by Andrej Skraba, Miroljub Kljajic, Davorin Kofjac, Matevz Bren, Mico Mrkaic

Acceptance Dynamics, by Fritz Gassmann, Silvia Ulli-Beer


Getting Started with AnyLogic Software and Agent Based Modeling, by Andrei Borshchev, Timofei Popkov

Economic Dynamics
Parallel: Macroeconomics I, chaired by Michael Radzicki

Implication of the Dynamic Decision Making Research on the Monetary Policy Making at the Federal Reserve, by Hyunjung Kim

The Circular and Cumulative Structure of Administered Pricing, by Michael Radzicki, Oleg Pavlov

Controlling primary income distribution and employment under increasing returns, by Alexander Ryzhenkov

Parallel: Microeconomics, chaired by Erling Moxnes

CO2 Taxes or Tradable Quotas, Experimental Evidence of Biased Decision, by Carla Assuad, Erling Moxnes

Alternative fuel vehicles turning the corner? A product lifecycle model with heterogeneous technologies, by Jeroen Struben

The Dynamics of Innovation and Product Platform Development: A Case Study in Hybrid Electric Vehicles, by Fred Flett

Parallel: Economic Dynamics, chaired by David Wheat

Feedback Processes in Economic Growth: Relations between Hours Worked and Labour Productivity, by M. Dolores Soto-Torres, Ramon Fernandez-Lechon

Strategic Decisions in the Transition to Deregulated Markets, by Lukas Schmid, Marcel Loher, Roland Waibel

Integration of Real and Monetary Sectors - System Dynamics Macroeconomic Modeling, by Kaoru Yamaguchi

Poster: Macroeconomics

Price Trends Dynamic Model of Housing Premises Rent, by Libor Kolacek

Professor Pasinetti, the Trend & the Cycle, by Michael Radzicki, Oleg Pavlov

Poster: Microeconomics

Voter's Power in Aging Societies, by Lars Weber, Veit Schulz

The Dynamics of Innovation in Networks: Analyzing Product and Technology Process for Market Complexes, by Uta Rudolph

Combining System Dynamics and Asset-Liability Management in Pension Funds, by Ricardo Chaim

Supply Demand World (SDW): An Interactive Learning Environment for Teaching Microeconomics, by Ali Mashayekhi, Keyvan Vakili, Hamid Foroughi, Morteza Hadavandi


Economic Roundtable, by Oleg Pavlov

Parallel: Pedagogic Applications, chaired by Diana Fisher

Difficulties Understanding System Dynamics: A Challenge to Researchers, Educators, and Citizens, by Matthew Cronin, Cleotilde Gonzalez, John Sterman

Comparing Systems Thinking Inventory Task Performance in German Classrooms at High School and University Level, by Hans Kasperidus, Hanno Langfelder, Peter Biber

Teaching Strategic Management with the Industry Evolution Management Flight Simulator, by Joe Hsueh, Gökhan Dogan, John Sterman

Special: Poster: Diverse Educational Applications

Training Egyptian Middle Management On System Dynamics, by Mohamed Saleh, Mohamed Loutfi, Alfredo Moscardini, Heba Abdel Fattah

Nomadic Beer Game on Computer Networks, by Yutaka Takahashi, Nobuhide Tanaka, Akira Uchino

To investigate players’ behavior when price variable is put in the Beer Game, by Showing Young, Shyh-Jane Li, Chun-Fu Chen, Yu-Ying Huang

MindLab: A Flexible Framework for Training Decision-Making, by Laila Frotjold


K-12 Open Discussion, by Lees Stuntz


Introducing System Dynamics into your Strategy Capstone Course, by Jeff Trailer

System Dynamics Lessons for K-12 Students, by Diana Fisher, Debra Lyneis, Lees Stuntz

Modeling Dynamic Systems: Lessons for a First Course, by Diana Fisher

Using Webquests & STELLA with Preservice Teachers, by Richard Langheim

Energy and Resources
Plenary: Monday Morning Conference Opening and Plenary Session: Applications of System Dynamics. Sponsored by Significant BV, chaired by Michael Radzicki

Welcome by Conference Organizing Committee, by Jac Vennix, Etiënne Rouwette, Andreas Groessler, Jack Homer, Roberta Spencer

Participatory Modeling of Endangered Wildlife Systems: Simulating the Sage-grouse and Land Use in Central Washington, by Allyson Beall, Andrew Ford, Len Zeoli

Business Dynamics for Strategic Development, by Martin Kunc, John Morecroft

Parallel: Energy decisions and management tools. Sponsored by LISTO bvba, chaired by Julia Di Stefano

Modeling U.S. Energy with Threshold 21, by Andrea Bassi

Stochasticity in electricity markets : Combining system dynamics with financial economics, by Klaus Vogstad, Steen Koekebakker, Fridthjof Ollmar, Fredrik Olsen, Tor Handaa

Investigation of pricing impact on the energy consumption behavior of the household sector by a system dynamics model, by Hamed Shakouri, Zahra Esmaeeli, Asgar Sedighi

Parallel: Planning models (energy, CO2, tankers). Sponsored by LISTO bvba, chaired by Andrew Ford

Modeling the Effects of the Single-Hull Tanker Phase-out on the World Oil Tanker Market, by Jim Ellison, Thomas Corbet

Using System Dynamics to Extend Real Options Use: Insights from the Oil & Gas Industry, by Scott Johnson, Tim Taylor, David Ford

Simulating Carbon Markets in the Western US and Canada, by Andrew Ford

Parallel: Using Models in Diverse Applications. Sponsored by LISTO bvba, chaired by Luc Van Den Durpel

System Dynamics Economic Model with Fossil and Renewable Energy, by Pawel Bartoszczuk

System Dynamics Model of a New Prenatal Screening Technology, by Leeza Osipenko, Leon Bazil

The sustainability of museum growth: a system dynamics approach, by Chiara Bernardi

Parallel: Diffusion of alternative energy. Sponsored by LISTO bvba, chaired by Walid Badr

The Possible Future Development of a Market for PEM Fuel Cell Road Vehicles – A SD Based Analysis within an EC Funded Project, by Marcello Contestabile

Identifying challenges for sustained adoption of alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure, by Jeroen Struben

SD for Assessing the diffusion of wind power in Latin America: The Colombian case, by Isaac Dyner


From Individualistic to Collective Rationality in Simulation Games for Social Sustainability, by  Maria Cristina Serrano, Gerly Carolina Ariza Zabala, Ricardo Sotaquirá, Jorge Andrick Parra Valencia, Lilia Nayibe

An Exploration of Competition and Cooperation Through a Multi-Agent Dynamic-Game Model of Fishery Management, by Jurgen Scheffran, Todd BenDor, Bruce Hannon

Poster: Special Chapter / SIG Poster Session 1

Australasian Chapter Special Poster Session, by Shayne Gary

Brazilian Chapter Special Poster Session, by Niraldo do Nascimento, Leonardo Reis, Aldo Zagonel

Business SIG - System Dynamics at Work, by Jeffrey Boyer

Economics Chapter Special Poster Session, by Oleg Pavlov

Education SIG Special Poster Session, by Carol Frances, Michael S. Kennedy

Environmental SIG Special Poster Session, by Anastássios Perdicoulis

Health Policy SIG Special Poster Session, by Geoff McDonnell, Gary Hirsch, Jack Homer, Bobby Milstein

Presentation of the Hellenic Chapter of the System Dynamics Society, by Emmanuel Adamides

Information Science and Information Systems Special Interest Group (iSIG), by Luis Luna-Reyes, Oleg Pavlov

Italian Chapter Special Poster Session, by Habib Sedehi

Poster: Energy. Sponsored by LISTO bvba

System Dynamics Modeling and Simulation of Distributed Generation for the Analysis of a Future Energy Supply, by Maik Hollmann

Assessing the impact of energization in the Colombian Southwest: a case of application using System Dynamics, by Carlos Jaime Franco, Isaac Dyner

DANESS: a system dynamics code for the holistic assessment of nuclear energy system strategies, by Luc Van Den Durpel, Dave Wade, Abdellatif Yacout

Jeu-de-Joule: a conceptual earthly energy model, by Anton Trijssenaar

Conceptualising the main micro processes of technological change in the Swiss car fleet, by Mathias Bosshardt, Silvia Ulli-Beer, Fritz Gassmann, Alexander Wokaun

Environment and Ecology
Parallel: Resource Management Instruments & Institutions, chaired by Silvia Ulli-Beer

Individual transferable quotas versus auctioned seasonal quotas, an experimental investigation, by Erling Moxnes

Preventing desertification and achieving sustainability in the Black Lands, Kalmykia, Russia: a system analysis approach, by Oxana Dordzhieva, Mats Svensson

Diffusion Dynamics of Energy-Efficient Innovations in the Residential Building Environment, by Stefan Groesser, Silvia Ulli-Beer, Mohammad Mojtahedzadeh

Parallel: Stakeholders and the Environment, chaired by Krystyna Stave

Group Model Building Intervention in Developing Country: Lesson Learned from Developing Strategies for Clean Air, by Shanty Syahril, Muhammad Tasrif, A. Taufik Mukhith, Lucentezza Napitupulu

Towards a System Dynamics Framework for Understanding Interactions of Head- and Tail-Users in Irrigation Systems in Kyrgyzstan, by Justus Gallati, Bakyt Askaraliev, Daniel Maselli, Peter Niederer

Lessons from LUTAQ: Building systems thinking capacity into land use, transportation, and air quality planning in Las Vegas, NV, by Krystyna Stave, Michael Dwyer

Poster: Environment and Ecology

World - Grid Type, Continuously Under-development - System Dynamics, by Leslaw Michnowski

Managing PM10 in the Las Vegas Valley, by Stephanie Fincher, Krystyna Stave

Sustainable Management of Shrimp Farming: A Case Study in Ninh Thuan, Vietnam, by Joyce Soo, Mats Svensson

Comparing the Effectiveness of System Dynamics with Traditional Methods of Learning about Wetland Ecosystems, by Megan Hopper, Krystyna Stave

Participatory Modeling for Adaptive Management: Reports from the Field, by Andrew Ford, Allyson Beall, Len Zeoli


Environmental Roundtable, by Anastássios Perdicoulis

Health Policy

Parallel: Epidemiology and Health Planning, chaired by C. Sherry Immediato

Obesity Population Dynamics: Exploring Historical Growth and Plausible Futures in the U.S., by Jack Homer, Bobby Milstein

A Generic Model of Contagious Disease and Its Application to Human-to-Human Transmission of Avian Influenza, by Gary Hirsch

System Dynamics Modelling as a Tool in Healthcare Planning, by David Rees

Parallel: Healthcare Reform, chaired by Lars Petersen

Reforming Mental Health Services in the UK - Using System Dynamics to support the change in depression services, by David Todd, Eric Wolstenholme, Dean Repper, David Monk, Douglas McKelvie

Expanding Health Coverage and Access for the Uninsured: A Model of Common Factors in the Experience of Several States, by Gary Hirsch

Making Sense Of U.S. Health Care System Dynamics, by James Thompson

Parallel: Physiology, chaired by Enrique Zepeda

Modelling the Glucose Regulatory Feedback System -- Understand the Mechanism Underlying Ultradian Oscillations, by Khaled Wahba, Fadl Ahmed, Abdalla Mohamed

A Dynamic Simulator for the Management of Disorders of the Body Water Metabolism, by Özge Karanfil

Analyzing the Dynamic Implications For Improving Hemodialysis Session Performance By System Dynamics Modeling, by Khaled Wahba, Ahmad Azar, Abdalla Mohamed

Poster: Health Posters 2

A Systems Theory of Small-Cell Lung Cancer, by Ajish George, Ryan Taylor

Modeling the Communications Dimension of Clinical Work and Medication Errors, by Pieter Toussaint, Margaret Williamson, Geoff McDonnell, Øystein Nytro

Poster: Health Posters 1

Restoring the Balance: The Dynamics of Decline of China’s Health System with Economic Market Reforms, by Geoff McDonnell, John Dewdney, Steven Tipper

Exploring the Political and Economic Dimensions of Health Policy, by Geoff McDonnell, John Dewdney

A deterministic model to assess the impact of HAART in Sub-Saharan countries.An application to Botswana, by Christian Viladent

Research: Health Focused Research Session, chaired by Gary Hirsch

An Evaluation of Healthcare Policy in Immunisation Coverage in Uganda, by Agnes Rwashana Semwanga, Ddembe Williams

System Dynamics of the “Safety Net” and U.S. Health Care Reform: The View from an Urban Public Hospital, by Eve Pinsker, Carolyn Lopez

Dynamics of Innovation Implementation in Social Service Organizations, by Peter Hovmand, David Gillespie

Strengthening Intellectual Property rights in Biotechnology Innovation: Learning from a System Dynamics Synthesis, by Martin Cloutier, Niranjan Calindi

Modeling the Productivity Crisis in Pharmaceutical Research using System Dynamics, by Jean-François Lavigne, Martin Cloutier, Luc Cassivi

Special: Convened Session: Dynamics of Health Reform, chaired by Geoff McDonnell, Gary Hirsch

Expanding Health Coverage and Access for the Uninsured: A Model of Common Factors in the Experience of Several States, by Gary Hirsch

Reforming Mental Health Services in the UK - Using System Dynamics to support the change in depression services, by David Todd, Eric Wolstenholme, Dean Repper, David Monk, Douglas McKelvie

Making Sense Of U.S. Health Care System Dynamics, by James Thompson

System Dynamics of the “Safety Net” and U.S. Health Care Reform: The View from an Urban Public Hospital, by Eve Pinsker, Carolyn Lopez

Restoring the Balance: The Dynamics of Decline of China’s Health System with Economic Market Reforms, by Geoff McDonnell, John Dewdney, Steven Tipper

Exploring the Political and Economic Dimensions of Health Policy, by Geoff McDonnell, John Dewdney

Information Science

Poster: Information Science Poster Session

Virtual Software Project Dynamics - The Human Resource Management Sector, by Jorge Galindo

System Dynamics Approach to IT/IS Outsourcing at the Perspective of Knowledge Management, by Seung-Jun Yeon, Sang-Wook Kim, Won-Gyu Ha

A System Dynamics Model of an ERP Application Designed to Produce a Transformation of IS Business Processes, by Michael S. Kennedy

The dynamic analysis of Investment Information, by Hee-kyung Kong, Tae-Sung Kim

Methodology: Alternative Approaches 1

Parallel: Methodology: Alternatives and Applications, chaired by R. Joel Rahn

A Comparison of Petri Net and System Dynamics Approaches for Modelling Dynamic Feedback Systems, by Jim Duggan

Tourism and Equilibrium Quantities: A dynamic perspective, by Davide Provenzano, Francesco Andria

The Dynamics of Innovation in Electronic Networks - a System Dynamics Perspective on Sustainable IT Innovation, by Elitsa Shumarova, Paul Swatman

Poster: Special Chapter / SIG Poster Session 2

Japan Chapter Special Poster Session, by Yutaka Takahashi, Toru Suetake, Norihiro Matsumoto

Latin America Chapter Special Poster Session, by Martin Schaffernicht, Isaac Dyner, Gloria Perez Salazar

Psychology Chapter Special Poster Session, by Ralph Levine

Russian Chapter Special Poster Session, by Leeza Osipenko

Security SIG Special Poster Session, by Jose Gonzalez

Student Chapter Special Poster Session, by Burak Guneralp, Brice Dattee

Swiss Chapter Special Poster Session, by Birgit Kopainsky, Thomas Beck

UK Chapter Special Poster Session, by Brian Dangerfield, Rod Brown

Poster: Alternative Methodologies: Compare, Analyze, Philosophize

Implanting Neural Network Elements in System Dynamics Models to Surrogate Rate and Auxiliary Variables, by Mahmood Alborzi

Applying Modelling Paradigms to analyse Organisational problems, by Adriana Ortiz, Jose Mari Sarriegi, Javier Santos

Traffic Shifts in a Comprehensive Truck Toll System, A Real-World Multi-Agent Based Simulation Case Study, by Heinz Schild

Extended Sensitivity Analysis of Parameters and Structure in System Dynamics Models - Some Case Study by Elzbieta Kasperska, Elwira Mateja-Losa

Representing Logic/Reasoning in System Dynamics Models, by Golda Komanapalli, Michael S. Kennedy

Towards an orientation framework in multi-paradigm modeling, by Tobias Lorenz, Andreas Jost

Do we ever halt when solving complex problems?, by Florian Prange


Designing Simulation-Based Learning Environments: Helping People Understand Complex Systems, by Gary Hirsch

A Modular Approach To System Dynamics Modelling Using Multi-Dimensional Arrays, by Alan McLucas

Modeling Demonstration Workshop, by James Melhuish

Methodology: Alternative Approaches 2
Plenary: Methodological Foundation. Sponsored by WPI - Advance Distance Learning Network, and Presidential Address, chaired by James Lyneis

System Dynamics - A Field of Study, a Methodology or Both?, by Peter Vanderminden

System Dynamics and Operational Research: Common foundations and new developments, by David Lane

Presidential Address, by Michael Radzicki

Plenary: Award Ceremony, chaired by Jac Vennix

Jay W. Forrester Award Ceremony, by John Morecroft

Parallel: Group Model Building, chaired by Etiënne Rouwette

Concept Models, by George Richardson

Development of a Group Model Building Framework, by Stefan Groesser

Understanding and accelerating the diffusion process of energy-efficient buildings, by Silvia Ulli-Beer, Suzanne Bruppacher, Stefan Groesser, Stefanie Geisshusler, Matthias Mueller, Mohammad Mojtahedzadeh, Markus Schwaninger, Fran Ackermann, David Andersen, George Richardson, Roland Stulz and Ruth Kaufmann-Hayoz

Parallel: Use and Re-Use of System Dynamics, chaired by Steven Arquitt

What is System Dynamics? A Paradigmatic Inquiry, by Erik Pruyt

Fresh Insights into System Dynamics Methodology - Developing an abductive inference perspective, by John Barton, Tim Haslett

An application of Saeed’s environmental mitigation banking model: restoring coastal mangroves in Thailand, by Steven Arquitt

Parallel: Examples of Model Parameterisation, chaired by Alan McLucas

Comparing parameter estimation methods for service-based diffusion models, by Daniel Arthur

Modeling and calibration of large scale system dynamics models: the case of the ASTRA model, by Wolfgang Schade, Michael Krail

Development of a Strategic System Dynamics Model of Dryland Salinity, by Naeem Khan, Alan McLucas

Poster: Quantitative Methods In SD

Feedback loop dominance analysis of two tree mortality models, by Burak Guneralp, George Gertner

Parallel Dual Problem of Optimization Embedded in Some Model Type System Dynamics by Elzbieta Kasperska, Damian Slota

Eigenvalue Analysis of System Dynamics Models: Another Perspective, by Mohamed Saleh, Rogelio Oliva, Pål Davidsen, Christian Erik Kampmann

Eigenvalue and Eigenvector Analysis of Linear Dynamic Systems, by Paulo Goncalves

Poster: Methodology Research

Strategic Enterprise Planning – Which Role does System Dynamics Play? A Survey, by Peter Bradl

Research Based on Two Pillars: Combining Qualitative Empirical Social Research and Simulation in Strategic Management, by Florian Kapmeier

Stock Flow Diagram Making with Incomplete Information about Time Properties of Variables, by Yutaka Takahashi

Model validity and testing in system dynamics: Two specific tools, by Yaman Barlas

Research: Methodological Challenges For SD; Focused Research Session, chaired by David Exelby

What's behind the blue arrow, the notion of causality in System Dynamics, by Matteo Pedercini

To TREND or not to: Comments on the representation of expectation formation processes in system dynamics, by Switbert Miczka

System Dynamics and Decision-Making in the Context of Dynamically Complex Multi-Dimensional (Societal) Issues, by Erik Pruyt

The Analysis of Newly Gained Feedback Loops after Introducing the Grade-Salary Incitement to HR Management System, by Renan Jia, Xiaojing Jia

Group Learning Supported by Simulation model an Experiment Design, by Mirjana Kljajic Borstnar, Andrej Skraba, Miroljub Kljajic, Davorin Kofjac

Verifying System Dynamics Simulation Results by Analytical Phase Plane Tools, by Kemal Sarica, Yaman Barlas


Getting Started with STELLA and iThink, by Joanne Egner, Karim Chichakly, Peter Lacey

Creating Multiplayer Online Simulation Games, by Michael Bean

Getting Started with Vensim, by Robert Eberlein, Thomas Fiddaman, Seth Cordes

Military Applications

Parallel: Military Applications, chaired by Bjørn Bakken

Hierarchy or Network in Military Command Organizations? Preliminary Results from Experiments with the NCW Learning Lab, by Bjørn Bakken, Morten Ruud

Defence Capability Management: Introduction Into Service of Multi-Role Helicopters, by Alan McLucas, David Lyell, Ben Rose

MindLab: A Flexible Framework for Training Decision-Making, by Laila Frotjold

Organizational Dynamics

Parallel: Organizational Dynamics, chaired by Rogelio Oliva

Improving Management of Information Technology: System Dynamics Analysis of IT Controls in Context, by Andrew Moore, Rohit Antao

Reducing Cross-Organization "Disconnects" in Large Space System Development Programs, by Laura Black, Don Greer, Richard Adams

Parallel: Special Session: Organizational Learning. Sponsored by Methodology Department, Nijmegen School of Management, chaired by Max Visser

The System Dynamics of Group Facilitation and Communication, by Max Visser

Learning from Loops - Applying CLD to Identify Leverage Points as Organizational Learning, by Rod Sarah, Andrew O'Brien, Tim Haslett

Punishing by Rewards: When the Performance Bell-curve Stops Working For You, by Chintan Vaishnav, Ali Khakifirooz, Martine Devos

Poster: Organizational Dynamics

Studying the Dynamics of Organizational Stress in the Egyptian IT Sector, by Khaled Wahba, Ahmed Adly

Simulations and Insights From The Enterprise Sales Learning Curve, by Scott Keller

Achieving Balanced Organisational Structure In Professional Services Firms: Some Lessons From a Modelling For Learning Project, by Martin Kunc

Testing a Generic Dynamic Theory of Collaboration in the World Trade Center Case, by Bahadir Akcam, Anthony Cresswell, David Andersen

Poster: Knowledge Management and Innovation

The Dynamics of Egyptian Information Technology Employees Turnover Intention, by Khaled Wahba, Walid El Gebaly

Efficiency and Dynamics of the Organizations: Innovation and Decline, by Didier Cumenal

Systems Thinking on the Dynamics of Knowledge Growth - A Proposal of Dynamic SECI Model, by BumSeo Lee, Sang-Wook Kim, Jongtae Kim

Research: Organizational Dynamics Focused Research Session, chaired by Laura Black, David Andersen

A population ecology approach to capture dynamics of cluster evolution: Using computer simulation to guide empirical research, by Edoardo Mollona, Manuela Presutti

System Dynamics Model of the Croatia with Inbuilt War Situation 1953 - 2033, by Josko Dvornik, Ante Munitic, Merica Sliskovic

Applying A Value-Added Systems Thinking Model to Construct A Professional Development Program on ARTS Education, by Chao-Li Hsu, Hsiao-Shen Wang, Sue-Jen Chen

What We Don't Measure about Human Resources: Towards a Conceptual Framework for Analysing the Role of Soft Variables, by Mihaela Tabacaru

Operations Management/Supply Chains

Parallel: Operations Management, chaired by Andreas Groessler

“I'm not hoarding, I’m just stocking up before the hoarders get here”, by Gökhan Dogan, John Sterman

A Concept of Resilience in Production Systems, by Felicjan Rydzak, Piotr Magnuszewski, Jan Sendzimir, Edward Chlebus

Mining for Insights: Simulating the Dynamics of Process Improvement, by J. Bradley Morrison

Poster: Operations Management/Supply Chains

Overlapping in Distributed Product Development, by Jun Lin

The Supply Net Game, by Bernd Scholz-Reiter, Salima Delhoum

A structured approach for the assessment of system availability and reliability using continuous time Monte Carlo simulation, by Adolfo Crespo Marquez

Using System Dynamics Modeling for Conditioning Process in Supply Chain, by Lianjun An

Modeling E-Material Supply Chain, by Mohamed Saleh, Pål Davidsen, Heba Abdel Fattah

Supply Chain Responsiveness and Efficiency – Complementing or Contradicting Each Other?, by Dennis Minnich, Frank Maier

Towards Better Understanding of Software Testing Dynamics, by Khaled Wahba, Mohamed Kholief

Simulating impacts of disruption in a network of chemical manufacturing plants and supporting infrastructures, by Mong Soon Sim, Kah Wah Lai, Seow Buay Seah, Wai Gea Khoo, Chow Ying Lee, Kah Chee Yee


Plenary: Studies of Decision Making and Behavior. Sponsored by Atrivé, chaired by Martijn Eskinasi

Dynamic Decision Research: From Mis- to Right Perceptions, by Bent Erik Bakken

Investigating Model Behavioural Analysis: A Critical Examination of Two Methods, by Willem Geert Phaff, Jill Slinger, Burak Guneralp, Cornelia van Daalen

Simulation-based Learning Environments in Service of Dynamic Decision Making, by Hassan Qudrat-Ullah

Parallel: Psychology, chaired by Eva Jensen

The Retirement and Early Retirement Behaviour in Italy: A System Dynamics Approach, by Francesco Ceresia

What is the Use of Basic Dynamic Tasks?, by Eva Jensen, Agata Sawicka

Developing Flexible Expertise in Senior Executives, by Shayne Gary, Robert Wood

Poster: Stocks and Flows: Teaching and Learning

Mental Models and Dynamic Decision Making: An Experimental Approach for Testing System Methodologies, by Rajat Dhawan, Marcus O'Connor, Mark Borman

Modifying the Beer Game to make its dynamic structure more salient, by Martin Schaffernicht

LaTina – An online system for teaching and learning stock-and-flow thinking skills, by Martin Schaffernicht

Modeling Serial Killer Development Theories, by Marek Susta

Public Policy

Plenary: Applications in the Healthcare/Public Sector, chaired by Yaman Barlas

Defining the Policy Space for Disaster Management: A System Dynamics Approach to U.S. Flood Policy Analysis, by Michael Deegan

Recruiting Clients to a Community-Based HIV-Prevention Program: A Dynamic Model, by Robin Miller, Ralph Levine, Kevin Khamarko, Maria Valenti, Miles Allen McNall

Parallel: Borders In and Between Societies, chaired by Cornelia van Daalen

A Preliminary System Dynamics Model of Insurgency Management: The Anglo-Irish War of 1916-21 as a Case Study, by Edward Anderson

Borders as Membranes: Metaphors and Models for Improved Policy in Border Regions, by Leonard Malczynski, Kristan Cockerill, Craig Forster, Howard Passell

GAIM (Gestione Accoglienza IMmigrati): A System Dynamics Model for Immigration “housing” Management, by Habib Sedehi

Parallel: National Security Issues, chaired by Carolus Grutters

A Model for a Water Potable Distribution System and its Impacts resulting from a Water Contamination Scenario, by Donatella Pasqualini, Marc Witkowski, Perry Klare, Paolo Patelli, Catherine Cleland

Building a Dynamic Manpower Planning Model: Focused on the Information Security Manpower Policy in Korea, by Sang Hyun Park, Seung-Jun Yeon, Sang-Wook Kim

Dynamic model for earthquake disaster prevention system: a case study of Taichung City, Taiwan, by Yufeng Ho, Chienhao Lu, Hsiao-Shen Wang

Parallel: Public Policy Economics, chaired by Dirk Vriens

Modelling the Liberalisation of Market Access, by Christian Flury, Birgit Kopainsky

Exploring Contractor’s Opportunistic Bidding Behavior and its Impacts on Construction Market, by Chien-Liang Lin, Wei Lo, Min-Ren Yan

A System Dynamics Model for Economic Planning in Sarawak, by Brian Dangerfield

Parallel: Industrial and Environmental Policy, chaired by Susan Howick

A strategic model for evaluating investment strategies to establish operational & financial sustainability of Pakistan Railways, by Arif Mehmood

Building “Dynamic” Balanced Scorecards To Enhance Strategy Design And Planning In Public Utilities, by Carmine Bianchi, Giovan Battista Montemaggiore

A Dynamic Analysis of Long Term Impacts of Genetically Modified Crops, by Burcu Tan

Poster: Issues in Public Policy

Modeling the Spatial Co-Evolutionary Dynamics of Hydrogen Vehicles and Refueling Stations, by Jeroen Struben, Cory Welch, John Sterman

Model based development of criteria for the evaluation of rural development initiatives, by Birgit Kopainsky

Causal Analyses: Debt and Structural Adjustment Programme, by John Ansah

Carbon Emissions: Changing Minds - Changing Hearts, by Kim Warren

On Building a Dynamic BSC Model for Strategic Performance Measurement in Public Sector, by Jongtae Kim, Sang Hyun Park, Sook-hee Kim, Sang-Wook Kim

Research: Public-Private Sector Interaction, Across the World; Focused Research Session, chaired by Jeff Trailer

Estimation, Prediction and Policy Design for Population and Universal Primary Education in Pakistan, by Muhammad Azeem Qureshi, Pål Davidsen

South Africa’s Motor Industry Development Programme: A Case for System Dynamics Approach, by Martin Kaggwa, Jaspers Steyn, Anastassios Pouris

Systems Thinking for Research and Development Policy Impact Assessment in Latvia, by Gints Ozolins, Juris Kalnins

Low Income Housing in the Context of Jay Forrester’s Urban Dynamics: A Lesson in Framing, by Karen Jarzynka, George Richardson

Environmental Conflicts, Stakeholders and a Shared Mental Model, by Arun Elias

Qualitative System Dynamics

Parallel: Qualitative Applications, chaired by Jay Forrest

Exploring the role of design in the performance of SME’s in the New Zealand furniture industry, by David Rees, Graham Winch

Knowledge, Dynamic Capabilities and Family Inertia in Family Business: A Computational Approach, by Francesco Chirico

Revisiting Classic Energy Models for Evolutionary System Insights, by Jay Forrest

Parallel: Quantitative Methods and Mapping, chaired by Aldo Zagonel

Modeling the Evolution of National Road Procurement Strategies, by Mónica Altamirano

Understanding Community Empowerment Process : A Case Study of a Rural Locality in Indonesia, by Dewi Yuliani, Muhammad Tasrif

Levels of Confidence in System Dynamics Modeling: A Pragmatic Approach to Assessment of Dynamic Models, by Aldo Zagonel, Thomas Corbet


Research: Information Security Focused Research Session, chaired by Jose Gonzalez

Modeling Security Management of Information Systems: Analysis of a Ongoing Practical Case, by Jose Mari Sarriegi, Javier Santos, José Manuel Torres, David Imizcoz, Angel Plandolit

Adapting Group Model Building Methods to Improve Information Security Data, by Ying Qian, Jose Gonzalez

Using Dynamic Stories to Communicate Information Security, by Stefanie Hillen, Finn Sveen, Jose Gonzalez

Assessing Risks of Policies to Patch Software Vulnerabilities, by Jaziar Radianti, Finn Sveen, Jose Gonzalez

A Dynamic Approach to Vulnerability and Risk Analysis of the Transition to eOperations, by Finn Sveen, Ying Qian, Stefanie Hillen, Jaziar Radianti, Jose Gonzalez

Management and Education of the Risk of Insider Threat (MERIT), by Dawn Cappelli, Akash Desai, Andrew Moore, Timothy Shimeall, Elise Weaver, Bradford Willke


Parallel: Business and Corporate Strategy, chaired by Nathan Forrester

Hard-disk makers’ overshoot rooted in disruptive innovation, by Nicholas Georgantzas

A system dynamics computer-based learning environment for the formulation of manufacturing strategy, by Emmanuel Adamides

Parallel: Strategy Implementation, chaired by David Packer

Resource Allocation in Acquisitions: Tradeoffs Between Integration and Operations, by Abhijit Mandal, Saikat Chaudhuri

High Point or Hobgoblin? Consistency and Performance in Organizations, by Scott Rockart, Will Mitchell

Organizational Culture and the Adoption of Virtual Practice Communities for Business Network Development, by Martin Cloutier, Suzie Boudreau


Soft Systems Methodology Today, by Stephen McIntosh, Brian Wilson

Workshop on the Development of Large System Dynamics Projects, by Dennis Powell, David Thompson, Ignacio Martinez-Moyano

Other Meetings:

Peer Review Dialog (2006), by Martin Schaffernicht

PhD Colloquium, by Brice Dattee, Özge Pala

SDS Membership Roundtable, by Deborah Campbell


System Dynamics Society
Sessions by Thread
Corrected October 15, 2006