Sessions by Thread
The 2008 Conference of the System Dynamics Society

Business Applications

Plenary: Operations Management Dynamics, chaired by Brian Dangerfield, Nicholas Georgantzas

The Dynamics of Multi-Tier, Multi-Channel Supply Chains for High-Value Government Aviation Parts, by William Killingsworth, Regina Chavez, Nelson Martin Abstract Paper

Parallel: Diffusion Dynamics, chaired by George Papachristos

A System Dynamics Model for Studying the Structure of Network Marketing Organizations, by Camilo Olaya, Joan Cruz Abstract Paper Supporting

Building Understanding of Organizational Change, by Felicjan Rydzak, Paul Monus Abstract Paper

Roadmap for Adopting New Technology in the Utility Industry, by Lianjun An, Dharmashankar Subramanian, Jayant Kalagnanam Abstract Paper

Parallel: Market Dynamics, chaired by Emmanuel Adamides

Market development of airline companies: A system dynamics view on strategic movements, by Bernhard Kleer, Eva-Maria Cronrath, Alexander Zock Abstract Paper

Business Model Analysis: A Multi-Method Approach, by Oliver Grasl Abstract Paper Supporting

How Price Fluctuations are Influenced by the Response of Intermediaries to Different Sales Methods, by Hamid Foroughi, Arash Gholizadeh, Shahram Abyari, Arsalan Paleshi Abstract Paper

Poster: Business Applications

¿To produce or to import? That is the question: A System Dynamics approach to the auto-parts industry in Mexico, by Gloria Perez Salazar, Natalia Villamizar, Gerardo Rodriguez, Waldo Guevara Abstract Paper

An Investigation into Iran’s Auto Industry and Analyzing the Effects of Importation on its Growth:A System Dynamics Approach, by Alireza Forouzan, Kave Mirasadallahi Abstract Paper Supporting

Product Diffusion in ‘the Long Tail’, by Andreas Groessler Abstract

Increasing Mobile Operator Revenue Out of VAS, A System Dynamics Approach, by Ali Askary Najad Amiri, Mohammad Taqi Kian, Iman Naderi Abstract Paper Supporting

Northern Rock plc: A case study in banking policy during times of duress, by Martin Rafferty Abstract Paper Supporting

How to Approach New Industries and Gain Insights Into Their Development Dynamics, by Friederike Behrens, Eva-Maria Cronrath, Alexander Zock Abstract Paper

Limiting motor vehicles’ CO2 emissions - a manufacturer’s challenge, by Joerg Wansart, Grit Walther, Thomas Spengler Abstract Paper

Statistical Thinking Tools for System Dynamics, by Jim Duggan Abstract Paper Supporting


Complexity/Agent Based/Nonlinear Dynamics

Parallel: Modeling Adaptive Networks and Diffusion Dynamics, chaired by Jim Duggan

How Partnership Behaviour Evolves in Networks: Path Dependency, Social Figuration and Life Events, by Georges Romme, Henk Akkermans Abstract Paper

Coupled Contagion Dynamics of Fear and Disease: Mathematical and Computational Explorations, by Joshua Epstein, Jon Parker, Derek Cummings, Ross Hammond Abstract

When does it really make a difference? Experimenting with the actor-heterogeneity in modeling socio-technical transitions, by Gönenç Yucel, Cornelia van Daalen Abstract Paper

Parallel: Analysis Methods for System Dynamics Models, chaired by Patroklos Georgiadis

Generalised Loop Deactivation Method: An Extension on Ford’s Behavioural Approach to Loop Dominance Analysis, by Willem Geert Phaff Abstract Paper Supporting

Learning Control Policies in System Dynamics Models, by Hazhir Rahmandad, Saeideh Fallah-Fini Abstract Paper Supporting

Pension funds governance: combining SD, Agent based Modelling and fuzzy logic to adress Dynamic Asset and Liability Management, by Ricardo Chaim, Rosalvo Streit Abstract Paper

Poster: Agent Based Modeling and Qualitative System Dynamics

When accuracy matters: Prevalence, incidence and mortality rate in an Agent Based model of dementia management, by Victor Vickland, Geoff McDonnell Abstract Paper

An Interpretive Approach to Drawing Causal Loop Diagrams, by Mostafa Jafari, Roozbeh Hesam Amiri, Atieh Bourouni Abstract Paper


Economic Dynamics

Parallel: Domestic Macroeconomics, chaired by Yeoryios Stamboulis

The influence of subsidies on economic development: a system dynamics model, by M. Dolores Soto-Torres, Ramon Fernandez-Lechon, Pedro Fernandez Soto Abstract Paper Supporting

Economic Growth, Pollution, and the Accumulation of Abatement Capital in a System Dynamics Framework, by Klaus John Abstract Paper

Supposing a Control Law of Capital Accumulation for the Modern Italian Economy, by Alexander Ryzhenkov Abstract Paper Supporting

Parallel: International Macroeconomics and Commerce, chaired by Margaret Fulenwider

Open Macroeconomies as A Closed Economic System - SD Macroeconomic Modeling Completed -, by Kaoru Yamaguchi Abstract Paper

Portfolio Implications of Combining Banking with Commerce In the Korean Context: A study based on System Dynamics Approach, by Dohan Song, Hoon Huh, Myoung Ho Lee Abstract

Feedback analysis of speculation in a foreign currency market, by Nadja Dwenger, Oleg Pavlov Abstract Paper

Parallel: Microeconomics, chaired by M. Dolores Soto-Torres

Dynamic Performance Measurement and Evaluation: Will Bridging Paradigms Lead to Improved System Design?, by Kostas Triantis, Warren Vaneman, Kalyan Pasupathy Abstract Paper

Innovation Diffusion in the Building Construction Industry: Empirically-Based Theory Generation, by Stefan Groesser, Silvia Ulli-Beer Abstract Paper Link

Citizens’ Choice: Modeling long term technology transition in the automobile industry, by Silvia Ulli-Beer, Mathias Bosshardt, Fritz Gassmann, Alexander Wokaun Abstract Paper

Parallel: Economic Cycles, chaired by Gianluca Colombo

Asymmetric commodity cycles: Evidence from an experimental market, by Santiago Arango Abstract Paper

Business Dynamics of a Record Company As Influenced By Online Channels, by Ali Osman Konuray, Ceyhun Eksin Abstract Paper Supporting

Poster: Economics

Modeling the Diffusiondynamics of a new Renovation Concept, by Matthias Mueller, Silvia Ulli-Beer Abstract Paper Link

Exploring the System Dynamics of Innovation Systems, by Yeoryios Stamboulis Abstract Paper

A Model for Overreaction to EPS Shocks in the Stock Markets, by Saeed Eslami Bidgoli, Hassan Ghalibaf Asl, Mona Hajialiasghar Abstract

System Dynamical Analysis for Interdisciplinary Research on Human Resource Development, by Bo Hu, Hans-Rolf Vetter Abstract Paper



Plenary: Accumulation and Control in Systems, chaired by Peter Milling

Why Don’t Well-Educated Adults Understand Accumulation? A Challenge to Researchers, Educators, and Citizens, by Matthew Cronin, Cleotilde Gonzalez, John Sterman Abstract

Does system dynamics or control theory help you to strike a balance?, by Eva Jensen Abstract Paper

Parallel: Pedagogy Research, Interactive Learning Environments, chaired by James Lyneis

The Effects Of System Dynamics Approach In Science Education In Middle School, by Mert Nuhoglu, Hasret Nuhoglu Abstract Paper

Simulation-enhanced descriptions of dynamic problems: Initial experimental results, by Agata Sawicka, Birgit Kopainsky Abstract Paper

Building Slightly More Complex Models: Calculators vs. STELLA, by Diana Fisher Abstract Paper

Poster: Education

A Taxonomy of System Dynamics Pedagogic Techniques, by Michael Kennedy Abstract Paper

A System Dynamics Tool for Higher Education Funding Policy Analysis, by Benedict Oyo, Ddembe Williams, Erik Barendsen Abstract Paper Supporting

A Dynamic Simulation Model of Academic Publications and Citations, by Bilge Kucuk, Nisa Onsel, Burak Eskici Abstract Paper

A Taxonomy of System Dynamics Models of Educational Policy Issues, by Michael Kennedy Abstract Paper

Comparing different approaches in teaching System Dynamics in Italian Universities, by Habib Sedehi, Edoardo Mollona, Stefano Armenia, Roberto Berchi Abstract Paper Supporting

Interactive Simulations to Enhance Understanding of Climate Change, by Juan Martin, John Sterman, Andrew Jones, Thomas Fiddaman Abstract

Assessing the Effectiveness of Systems Thinking Interventions in the Classroom, by Megan Hopper, Krystyna Stave Abstract Paper

Interacting representations – how students discuss, construct and use representations within a System Dynamics framework, by Maria Larsson, Mats Svensson Abstract Paper

Does learning to reflect make better modellers?, by Jill Slinger, Jan Kwakkel Abstract Paper Supporting

Meeting: K-12 Open Discussion, by Lees Stuntz Abstract Link

Workshop: Education

Teaching Your Children System Dynamics/System Thinking, by Diana Fisher, Lees Stuntz Abstract

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

Creating Multiplayer Online Simulation Games, by Michael Bean Abstract

How to Write a Good SD Paper, by Alan Graham Abstract

Adventures in Open Source System Dynamics, by William Schoenberg, Bobby Powers Abstract Supporting Link

Teaching Strategy Dynamics, by Kim Warren, Christina Spencer Abstract Paper Link

Embedding SD into existing university courses, by Jeff Trailer Abstract

Very large system dynamics applications with Powersim Studio, by Leonard Malczynski, Jacob Jacobson Abstract

Sharpening Soft Skills for Better Modeling, by Peter Hovmand Abstract


Energy and Resources

Plenary: Accumulation and Control in Systems, chaired by Peter Milling

Regulatory Impact Assessment for the Transportation Sector – Case Study Germany, by Grit Walther, Grischa Meyer, Thomas Spengler, Joerg Wansart Abstract

Parallel: Transition from fossil CO2 to renewables, chaired by Erling Moxnes

From fossil fuels to renewable energies, by Margarita Mediavilla, Luis Miguel, Carlos de Castro Abstract Paper Supporting

An Analysis of Residential Energy Intensity in Iran, A System Dynamics Approach, by Mohamed Jamshidy Abstract Paper Supporting

Effects of Gas Subsidy on the Behavior of Power Stations in Iran:A new policy to reduce energy intensity in electricity section, by Mohammad Keimanesh, Amin Yazdani Salekdeh, Hoda Vaziri, Sumita Barahmand Abstract Paper

Poster: Water Issues

ACT Water Management: A System Dynamics Based Learning Intervention, by Alan McLucas, Sondoss El Sawah Abstract Paper

Poster: Energy policy

Hydrogen Production Scenarios in Italy, by Giorgio Ballardin Abstract Paper

Investigation and modelling framework of biofuels as a new socio-technical regime, by Yeoryios Stamboulis, George Papachristos Abstract Paper Supporting

Renewable energy in Italy: scenarios to 2030, by Vincenzo Di Giulio, Giorgio Ballardin, Stefania Migliavacca Abstract Paper

Food or Energy? Is that the question?, by Erik Pruyt, Gert De Sitter Abstract Paper

Minnesota biofuels policy: analysis of the existing renewable fuel standard and a potential low carbon fuel standard, by Mahri Monson Abstract Paper

Framework for Modeling Technology Policy: Renewable Energy in Abu Dhabi, by Nazli Choucri, Daniel Goldsmith, Toufic Mezher Abstract Paper

Modeling Of The Interactions Between Sectoral Co2 Emissions And Energy Efficieny Under Emission Restriction Policies, by Kemal Sarica, Nihan Karali Abstract Paper


Environment and Ecology

Plenary: Environmental Risk, chaired by Erling Moxnes

A Behavioral Model of Hurricane Risk and Coastal Adaptation, by Travis Franck Abstract Paper

Towards an improved understanding of free-riding in collective irrigation systems: proposition of a basic system dynamics model, by Justus Gallati Abstract Paper Supporting

The Importance of Feedback Loops Designing Environmental Policies for Sustainable Development, by Patroklos Georgiadis, Maria Besiou Abstract Paper Supporting

Parallel: Environment and Energy, chaired by Tom Forest

Low External Input Strategies for Sustainable Small-Scale Farming in Kenya - A Systems Dynamic Approach, by Mats Svensson, Yengoh Genesis Tambang Abstract Paper Supporting

Collapse of Easter Island:A Study to Understand the Story of a Collapsing Society, by Burak Turkgulu Abstract Paper Supporting

Energy Equipment Diffusion & Touristic Competitiveness: Building of an SD Model for the Greek Islands, by Paraskevas Gravouniotis, Ausilio Bauen Abstract Paper

Parallel: Environmental Decisions, chaired by Isaac Dyner

Human Perceptions of Climate Change, by Varun Dutt, Cleotilde Gonzalez Abstract Paper Supporting

Simulation of Drainage Systems in unsteady state condition, using system dynamics, by Hamed Nozari, Abdol Majid Liaghat, Majid Kholghi Abstract Paper

System Dynamics Model of Southwestern New Mexico Hydrology to Assess Impact of the 2004 Arizona Water Settlements Act, by Amy Sun, Vincent Tidwell, Geoff Klise, Leonard Malczynski, Will Peplinski, Jim Brainard Abstract Paper

Poster: Environment & Ecology Poster

System Dynamics Simulation Modelling of “Kastela Bay” Regional System, by Ante Munitic, Marko Tomasevic, Frane Mitrovic, Panco Ristov Abstract Paper

Influence of variable catch factors on sardine population level in eastern Adriatic tested by System Dynamics, by Merica Sliskovic, Ante Munitic, Gorana Jelic Mrcelic Abstract Paper

Strategy for organic farming model development, by Andrej Skraba, Crtomir Rozman, Miroljub Kljajic, Karmen Pazek, Martina Bavec, Franc Bavec, Davorin Kofjac Abstract Paper Supporting


Health Policy

Plenary: Positive Feedback Loops at Work, chaired by Yaman Barlas

The Dynamics of Diagnosing: Virtuous and Vicious Cycles in the Operating Room, by J. Bradley Morrison, Jenny Rudolph, John Carroll Abstract Paper

Parallel: Alcohol and Drug Abuse, chaired by Brian Dangerfield

Overshooting alcohol intoxication, an experimental study of one cause and two cures, by Lene Jensen, Erling Moxnes Abstract

Development of Barbiturate Tolerance and Dependence: A Systems Modeling Approach, by Ali Osman Konuray Abstract Paper Supporting

Surfacing the hidden demand for opioid dependent treatments for drug policy makers, by Mark Heffernan, Jenny Chalmers, Alison Ritter, Geoff McDonnell Abstract Paper

Parallel: Disease Epidemiology and Strategy, chaired by David Lounsbury

Modelling the Demand for Renal Replacement Therapies: Challenging Assumptions and Influencing Policy, by David Rees, Ray Naden, Adrian Field Abstract

Modeling the Dynamics of Immunization Healthcare Systems: The Ugandan Case Study, by Agnes Rwashana Semwanga Abstract Paper Supporting

Women with HIV/AIDS in Malawi: The impact of anti-retroviral therapy on economic welfare, by Jennifer Headley, Holly Rockweiler, Aqeela Jogee Abstract Paper Supporting

Parallel: Health Care Operations and Decision Making, chaired by Khaled Wahba

Improving Strategic Management of Hospitals: Addressing Functional Interdependencies within Medical Care, by Daniel Goldsmith, Masanori Akiyama, Michael Siegel Abstract Paper Supporting

Modelling changes in medicine use following the introduction of IT-based health policies, by Rosemarie Sadsad, Geoff McDonnell Abstract Paper

Biofeedback Control Of Ultrafiltration For Prevention Of Hemodialysis-Induced Hypotension, by Ahmad Azar, Khaled Wahba Abstract Paper

Parallel: Mental Health Care Systems, chaired by Peter Lacey

Emerging Opportunities for System Dynamics in UK Health and Social care- The Market-Pull for Systemic Thinking, by Eric Wolstenholme, Douglas McKelvie, David Monk, David Todd, Carol Brady Abstract Paper

Science Meets Policy Practice, by Peter Hovmand, David Gillespie, Barbara Levin, Enola Proctor, Diane McFarland, Sally Haywood, Benton Goon Abstract Paper

Broadening boundary perception in a multi-organizational context: Study of a community mental health program in New York State, by Hyunjung Kim Abstract Paper

Poster: Health

Local Interventions for Reducing Cardiovascular Disease Risks: What Can They Achieve?, by Jack Homer, Kristina Wile, Justin Trogdon, Bobby Milstein, Diane Orenstein Abstract Paper

Evolution of HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa, by Leen Lauwers, Erik Pruyt, Luc Hens, J. Brans Abstract Paper Supporting

Linking clinical workforce skill mix planning to health and health care dynamics, by Geoff McDonnell, David Lyell, Keith Masnick, Ime Asangansi, John Dewdney Abstract

Falls prevention from a system dynamical point of view, by Katrin Huegel, Adelheid Zeller, Ian Needham, Marcel Loher Abstract Paper

System Dynamics Approach to Modeling Risk in Complex Healthcare Settings, by Meghan Dierks, Nicolas Dulac, Nancy Leveson Abstract Paper

Modeling the Dynamics of Electronic Health Records Adoption in the U.S. Healthcare System, by Nadiye Erdil, C. Robert Emerson Abstract Paper

Association Between Neural Network And System Dynamics To Predict Dialysis Dose During Hemodialysis, by Ahmad Azar, Khaled Wahba Abstract Paper

Physician’s burning out and Human resource crisis in Japanese Hospital: Management for sustaining medical services in Japan, by Koshio Atsushi, Masanori Akiyama Abstract Paper


Information Science

Parallel: Information Science, chaired by Luis Luna-Reyes

Beijing 2008 Olympics ad dynamics, by Nicholas Georgantzas, Evangelos Katsamakas Abstract Paper Supporting

Collaborative systems modeling and group model building: a useful combination?, by Etiënne Rouwette, Stijn Hoppenbrouwers Abstract Paper

Building on Shifting Sands: The Structure of Repetitive IT Project Escalation, Crisis, and De-escalation, by Andrew Whitmore, Eliot Rich, Mark Nelson Abstract Paper Supporting

Poster: Information Science - Information Systems Poster

The System Dynamics Italian Chapter (SYDIC) community on the web: an online scientific community, by Stefano Armenia, Stefano Dafano, Habib Sedehi Abstract Paper

Workshop: SMILE/XMILE/Open Source Software. Workshop Roundtable, by Leonard Malczynski Abstract Link


Methodology: Alternative Approaches

Parallel: Methods and Modeling, chaired by R. Joel Rahn

Model building in System Dynamics and Discrete-event Simulation: a quantitative comparison, by Antuela Tako, Stewart Robinson Abstract Paper

A Multi-methodology Approach to Addressing ICT Skill Shortages in a Government Organization: Integration of System Dynamics Mod, by Alan McLucas, Ed Lewis Abstract Paper

Reducing income volatility in multi-product companies through better resource sharing policies, by Marcel Dick, Jürgen Strohhecker Abstract Paper Supporting

Parallel: Variables Fuzzy and Stochastic, chaired by R. Joel Rahn

Fuzzy Logic Approach to Mimic Decision Making Behavior of Humans in Stock Management Game, by Ceyhun Eksin Abstract Paper Supporting

Applying Fuzzy Delphi Method to Select the Variables of a Sustainable Urban System Dynamics Model, by Yufeng Ho, Hsiao-Lin Wang Abstract Paper

Modeling Exploration Dynamics and Uncertainty of Natural Gas Discoveries, by Yris Olaya, Isaac Dyner Abstract Paper

Poster: Creation and Analysis of Multi-Models

Dynamics of Autonomous Control in Production Logistics, by Thomas Jagalski, Bernd Scholz-Reiter Abstract Paper

Genetic Algorithms for Multi-Objective Optimization in Dynamic Systems, by Ceyhun Eksin Abstract Paper Supporting

The need for a System Dynamics Based Open Source, Online Interactive Learning Environment Creation Tool., by William Schoenberg Abstract Paper Supporting Link

Poster: Working With Models

Dynamic Simulation of Construction Waste in Macao, by Kampeng Lei, Lianggang Lu, Waikin Chan Abstract Paper Supporting

Modeling Spiral of Silence Process: A Case-Study of Iran Presidential Elections 1997, by Arash Farsi, Anahita Khojandi, Leila Soltani Abstract Paper Supporting

Why business and socio-economic models often do not live up to expectations, by Heinz Schild Abstract Paper


Methodology in SD

Plenary: Jay W. Forrester Award Ceremony, by Jac Vennix Abstract

Plenary: Dana Meadows Award Ceremony, chaired by James Lyneis

Dana Meadows Award Announcement, by R. Joel Rahn Abstract Speech

Plenary: Presidential Address, chaired by Yaman Barlas

Presidential Address, by James Lyneis Speech

Parallel: The Modeling Process, chaired by Imrana Umar

A Case Study in Application of Vee Model of Systems Engineering to System Dynamics Modelling of Dryland Salinity in Australia, by Naeem Khan, Alan McLucas Abstract Paper

Group Model Building Wins: The results of a comparative analysis, by Michael Dwyer, Krystyna Stave Abstract Paper

System Dynamics War Stories, by Bent Erik Bakken Abstract

Parallel: Improving Methods and Models, chaired by George Papaioannou

The Diffusion of System Dynamics in Academia, by Switbert Miczka, Peter Milling Abstract Paper

Working with "living" models: Emergent methodological contributions from modeling for critical infrastructure protection, by Brian Bush, Stephen Conrad, Sharon DeLand, Ignacio Martinez-Moyano, Dennis Powell, Aldo Zagonel Abstract Paper Supporting

Leveraging Dependency Structure Matrix (DSM) and System Dynamics in Combination to Reduce Project Rework, by Scott Johnson, Tomas Flanagan Abstract Paper

Parallel: Innovative Modeling Techniques, chaired by George-Michael Klimis

Modeling of Network Dynamics: From Dynamic Nodes to Dynamic Structure, by Rudolf Kulhavy Abstract Paper Supporting

Modeling rework cycle: comparing alternative formulations, by Hazhir Rahmandad, Kun Hu, Thanujan Ratnarajah Abstract Paper Supporting

A Parameter Estimation Method to Minimize Instabilities in System Dynamic Models, by Alfonso Sarmiento, Luis Rabelo, Reinaldo Moraga, Al Jones Abstract Paper Supporting

Parallel: Miscellaneous Applications of System Dynamics , chaired by Robert Eberlein

Biomedical Applications of System Dynamics, by Erik Mosekilde, Jakob Laugesen Abstract Paper

Zero Waste by 2030: A system dynamics simulation tool for stakeholder involvement in Los Angeles' solid waste planning, by Krystyna Stave Abstract Paper

Resolving Performance Measure Conflicts in a Supply Chain using Systems Thinking Methodology, by Kambiz Maani, Annie Fan Abstract Paper

Parallel: Model Analysis and Experimentation, chaired by Agata Sawicka

Sensitivity Analysis of a Real Estate Price Oscillations Model, by Birnur Ozbas, Onur Ozgun, Yaman Barlas Abstract Paper

Testing Dynamic Decision Making Under Real-Time Pressure: A Scuba Diving Simulator, by Yaman Barlas, Evrim Dalkiran Abstract Paper

An attempt to automate the analysis of complex system dynamics models: an example of WORLD 3, by Pedro Retortillo, Margarita Mediavilla, Luis Miguel, Carlos de Castro Abstract Paper Supporting

Poster: Methodology Issues

Adventures in Open Source: Collaborative System Dynamics, by Bobby Powers Abstract Link

System Dynamics Modelling in the Development of Management and Organisational Theory, by Emmanuel Adamides Abstract Paper

The Diffusion of System Dynamics analyzed with System Dynamics - A Diffusion Model Considering Network Externalities, by Jörn-Henrik Thun Abstract Paper

An Exploratory Study of Applications of SD and AB Modeling, by Adriana Ortiz, Finn Olav Sveen, Jose Mari Sarriegi, Javier Santos Abstract Paper

Poster: The Modeling Process

The Access Problem, by Finn Olav Sveen, Jose Mari Sarriegi, Jose Gonzalez Abstract Paper

Bringing distributed software development to SD modelling with Vensim, by Nicki Helfrich, Wolfgang Schade Abstract Paper

Dealing with Multiple Perspectives: Using Cultural Profiles in System Dynamics, by Erik Pruyt Abstract Paper

Catastrophe Archetypes - Using System Dynamics to Build an Integrated Systemic Theory of Catastrophes, by Maximilian Mrotzek, Günther Ossimitz Abstract Paper

Augmenting System Dynamics with Genetic Algorithm and TOPSIS Multivariate Ranking Module for Multi-Criteria Optimization, by Mahmood Alborzi Abstract Paper

The Basics of System Dynamics: Discrete vs. Continuous Modelling of Time, by Günther Ossimitz, Maximilian Mrotzek Abstract Paper

Meeting: Methodology in SD

Participatory Modeling SIG/Chapter "To-Be", by Etiënne Rouwette, Nuno Videira, Krystyna Stave, Aldo Zagonel Abstract


Military Applications

Parallel: Military Applications, chaired by Mark Heffernan

How to Deliver Multi-phase Software Development Projects: System Dynamics Simulation of Alternate Project Strategies, by Alan McLucas Abstract Paper

Investigating the Effectiveness of Various Crowd Confrontation Strategies Using Vensim and the Phoenix Integration Suite, by Ivan Taylor, Luminita Stemate, Guillaume Gagne, Anissa Frini Abstract Paper Supporting

Evaluating Strategies for Controlling Attrition Rate of Canadian Air Force members, by Arif Mehmood, Jules Vanie Abstract Paper

Poster: Military Applications

A Model for Upgrading Fleets under Constrained Conditions, by Tim Haslett Abstract Paper

Dynamic Complexity in Military Planning: A Role for System Dynamics, by J. Bradley Morrison, Daniel Goldsmith, Michael Siegel Abstract Paper


Organizational Dynamics

Parallel: Change Management and Organizational Learning, chaired by Kambiz Maani

The Role of Goal-Setting and Commitment in Continuous Improvement Processes, by Markus Salge Abstract Paper

Implementing Electronic Trading at the New York Stock Exchange: A Case of Organizational Change, by Nicole Zimmermann Abstract Paper Supporting

Dynamics of Interventions - Relationship between Scale of Change and Performance, by Anson Li, Kambiz Maani Abstract Paper

Parallel: Sustainability and Financial Performance of Organizations, chaired by Valerie Gacogne

Financial Performance of Mental Health Nonprofit Organizations, by Peter Hovmand, David Gillespie, Barbara Levin, Jennifer Schurer, Benjamin Alexander-Eitzman, Alicia Bunger, Laurie Phillips, Benjamin Staver Abstract Paper Supporting

The Sky is Full of Good Intentions, by Cécile Emery Abstract Paper

Overgrazing Behavior and Rationality: A Dynamic Perspective, by Charles Han Abstract Paper

Poster: Organizational Dynamics

Analysing Grading and Promotion using System Dynamics Modelling, by Izidean Aburawi Abstract

The role of goal setting practice on sales and on the broader commercial system: a case study, by Francesco Ceresia Abstract Paper

Introducing in a Non-Profit Organisation a CSR Strategy through a Learning Oriented Perspective: the Emssanar case-study, by Enzo Bivona, Sonia Herrera Daza Abstract Paper

Dyadic Communication to Monitor Project Scope: Social Construction of Meaning in an Aerospace Program, by Don Greer, Laura Black, Navid Ghaffarzadegan, David Andersen Abstract


Operations Management/Supply Chains

Plenary: Competitiveness and Strategic Decision-Making, chaired by James Lyneis

A Dynamic Policy Model to Manage Temporal Performance Amongst Contracting Firms in a Competitive Situation, by Brian Dangerfield, Michael Quigley, James Kearney Abstract Paper

Effectiveness of Group Model Building in discovering hidden profiles in strategic decision-making, by Marleen McCardle-Keurentjes, Etiënne Rouwette, Jac Vennix Abstract Paper

Parallel: Reverse and Technology Supply Chains, chaired by Tim Haslett

The Dynamics of the Government Supply Process for High-Value Spare Parts, by William Killingsworth, Regina Chavez, Nelson Martin Abstract Paper

Production Planning and Control in Flow Shop Operations using Drum Buffer Rope Methodology: A System Dynamics Approach, by Alexandra Politou, Patroklos Georgiadis Abstract Paper Supporting

Parallel: Supply Chains and Public Policy, chaired by Warren Farr

Making the value chain work – analysing the impact of Intellectual Property Management on seed sector development in W Africa, by Sebastian Derwisch, Sebastian Poehlmann, Birgit Kopainsky Abstract Paper

Workforce Management Strategies in a Disaster Scenario, by Andjelka Kelic, Adam Turk Abstract Paper

A System Dynamics Model of the Chicken Meat Supply Chain faced with Bird Flu, by Thi Le Hoa Vo, Daniel Thiel Abstract Paper

Parallel: Supply Chain Control, chaired by William Killingsworth

Closed-Loop Supply Chain Stability under Different Production-Inventory Policies, by D. Bijulal, Jayendran Venkateswaran Abstract Paper Supporting

Maintenance performance improvement : A Corrective Maintenance showcase, by R.E.M. Deenen, Cornelia van Daalen, E.G.C. Koene Abstract Paper

The Efficiency of Alternative Control Mechanisms in a MTO three-stage tandem Production/Inventory System, by Charalampos Michaloudis, Patroklos Georgiadis Abstract Paper Supporting

Poster: Operations and Supply Chain

Modelling Integration and Responsiveness for Supply Chain, by Ashish Agarwal, Ravi Shankar, Purnendu Mandal Abstract Paper

Reducing the impact of demand process variability within a multi-echelon supply chain, by Francisco Campuzano Bolarin, Lorenzo Ros McDonnell, Juan Martin Garcia Abstract Paper

The Dynamic Analysis of a Simplified Centralised Supply Chain and Delay Effects, by Mu Niu Abstract



Parallel: Learning and Decision Making, chaired by Eva Jensen

Improving Strategic Thinking in Management Education with System Dynamics based ILEs: Reflections on a Case Study, by Federico Barnabe Abstract Paper

Effect of Conditional Feedback on Learning, by Navid Ghaffarzadegan Abstract Paper Supporting

Unconscious Processing of Information in Dynamic Decision-Making – An Experimental Approach, by Andreas Groessler, Etiënne Rouwette, Jac Vennix Abstract Paper


Public Policy

Parallel: Business-Government Policy, chaired by Krystyna Stave

Dynamic Changes in Creative Manpower and R&D Technology Level in the Culture Industry, by Man-Hyung Lee, Hae Ok Choi Abstract Paper Supporting

The effect of multi-incentive policies on the competition of drivetrain technologies, by Mathias Bosshardt, Silvia Ulli-Beer, Fritz Gassmann, Alexander Wokaun Abstract Paper

Parallel: Social Welfare

Understanding the Dynamics of Declining Disability Receipts in New York State, by Roderick MacDonald, Hyunjung Kim Abstract Paper Supporting

Rethinking the Conflict Trap: Systems Dynamics as a Tool to understanding civil wars -THE CASE OF COLOMBIA-, by Fabio Diaz Pabon Abstract Paper

Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Poverty: Micro-Lending, by Niyousha Hosseinichimeh Abstract Paper Supporting

Parallel: Public Policy, chaired by Jac Vennix

Imposing Tax and Rebate Policy for Addressing Game Addiction Problem, by Bong-Won Park, Jae-Hyeon Ahn Abstract Paper Supporting

Exploring the Underground Economy to support Public Decision Makers to tackle the Growth of Irregular Workers, by Francesco Ceresia, Giovan Battista Montemaggiore, Enzo Bivona Abstract Paper

Strategic Assessment of Transportation Demand Management Policies: Tehran Case Study, by Keyvan Vakili, Mohammad Isaai, Arash Jalali Barsari Abstract Paper Supporting

Parallel: Public Policy Process, chaired by Jeff Trailer

A new system dynamics model for the analysis of the paper dematerialization process in the Italian Public Administration, by Stefano Armenia, Laura Roma, Arianna Perugia Abstract Paper

A Feedback Theory of Trust and Confidence in Government, by Ignacio Martinez-Moyano, M. Samsa Abstract

A Field for Interactive Learning on Climate-Energy Transition: Concepts and structure, by Enrique Campos-Nanez, Enrique Campos-Lopez, Honorato Teissier Fuentes Abstract Paper Supporting

Poster: Social Welfare Policy

The Power of the Stock: Accumulations in the Colombian Accusatory System Reform, by Camilo Olaya, Gloria Diaz, Ana Maria Ramos Serrano, Fabio Diaz Pabon Abstract Paper Supporting

Poster: Socio-Economic & Industrial Policy

Model on Food security in development countries: A systemic perspective, by Diana Giraldo, Santiago Arango, Manuel Betancur Abstract Paper

Analysis of economic impacts and evolutions of the italian cultural event “La Notte Bianca Romana”: a system dynamics approach, by Stefano Armenia, Gloria Fiorani, Marco Meneguzzo Abstract Paper

Socio-Economic Development Projection Of Malatya Supported By EU Regional Development Programme: A System Dynamics Approach, by Hasan Soyler, Yusuf Cukaci, Ibrahim Aksu, Zahide Nesrin Omac Abstract Paper Supporting

Building a car market share model of Alternative Fuel Vehicles: from generic system archetypes to system dynamics modelling, by Tae-hyeong Kwon Abstract Paper

Exploring the Dynamics of Full Information Product Pricing Networks: the Case of Fair Trade Coffee in Mexico, by David Andersen, Luis Luna-Reyes, Andrew Whitmore, Jing Zhang, Réjean Roy Abstract Paper

Evaluating Iran’s Progress in ICT Sector Using e-readiness Index, a System Dynamics Approach, by Aref Gharakhani, Masoud Moshref Abstract Paper


Qualitative System Dynamics

Parallel: Methodology Issues, chaired by Douglas Franco

Modeling as Theory-Building, by Markus Schwaninger, Stefan Groesser Abstract Paper Link

Explaining Women's Careers at a Dutch university: Model building as a method for knowledge elicitation in gender analysis, by Inge Bleijenbergh, Eelke Blonk, Lodewijk Schulte, Marloes van Engen Abstract Paper

Very Large System Dynamics Models - Lessons Learned, by Leonard Malczynski, Jacob Jacobson Abstract Paper



Poster: Developmental Posters

The Dynamics of Information Systems Development, by Steffen Bayer, Andrew Wynn Abstract

Combining Qualitative Models and System Dynamics to design the Strategy of a Region, by Carlos Legna Abstract

Cognitive Decision-Making Processes, by Verena Krauer Abstract

Developing a Candidate Methodology for Managing Nano-Scale Capability Statements, by Philip Sauer Abstract



Parallel: National Policy Issues, chaired by Silvia Ulli-Beer

A Systems Dynamics Approach to Assessing Policies to Tackle Alcohol Misuse, by Anas Tawileh, Stephen McIntosh, Haya Al Magwashi Abstract Paper

Modeling Access to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Assessing a Penetration Policy, by Sandra Lopez, Ana María Cardenas, Isaac Dyner, Erik Larsen Abstract Paper

Assessing The Level Of Unity And Integration In Malaysia Using The System Dynamics Simulation Model, by Yin Yap Abstract Paper Supporting

Parallel: System Dynamics in Strategy and Public Policy, chaired by Man-Hyung Lee

A System Dynamics Approach on Post-Disaster Management: A Case Study of Bam Earthquake, December 2003, by Atefe Ramezankhani, Mostafa Najafiyazdi Abstract Paper Supporting

Strategic Dynamics of the Project Based Organization, by Yeoryios Stamboulis, Yeoryios Kalaouzis Abstract Paper

A system dynamics model of learning and innovation process profitability, by Samuli Kortelainen, Kalle Piirainen, Markku Tuominen Abstract Paper

Parallel: System Dynamics and Mainstream Strategy Concepts and Measures, chaired by Nicholas Georgantzas

System Dynamics, RBV and Behavioural Theories of Firm Performance: Lessons from People Express, by John Morecroft Abstract Paper

New Planning Methodologies in Strategic Management; An Inter-Paradigm System Dynamics Approach, by George Papageorgiou, Andreas Hadjis Abstract Paper

The Impact of Firm Knowledge Strategy on its Competitive Knowledge: A System Dynamics Approach, by Iman Naderi, Sina Damangir Abstract Paper Supporting

Does Technology Disruption Always Mean Industry Disruption?, by Chintan Vaishnav Abstract Paper Supporting




Peer Review Dialog Meeting, by Stefan Groesser Abstract Paper

System Dynamics PhD Colloquium, by Nicole Zimmermann, Cécile Emery Abstract

Developmental Papers:

The Future of SD / Organizational Behaviour, chaired by Susan Howick

Four Grand Challenges for System Dynamics: Initial Work and Needed Evolution, by Alan Graham Abstract

Legitimacy Crises and Organizational Behavior, by Heiko Breitsohl Abstract

Management Learning Tools, chaired by Susan Howick

Using a “Dynamic Balanced Scorecard” in Management Education: a Comparison with Alternative Educational Methodologies, by Federico Barnabe Abstract

Operations & Strategic Management, chaired by Susan Howick

Qualitative System Dynamics and the Bullwhip Effect, by Aris Syntetos, John Boylan, Nada Sanders Abstract

Special Chapter Poster Presentations:

Australasia Chapter Poster Presentation, by Mark Heffernan Abstract

Economics Chapter Poster Presentation, by David Wheat Abstract

German Chapter Poster Presentation, by Switbert Miczka Abstract

Hellenic Chapter Poster Presentation, by George Papaioannou, Emmanuel Adamides, George-Michael Klimis, Yeoryios Stamboulis, George Papachristos, Nikolaos Pomonis Abstract

SYstem Dynamics Italian Chapter (SYDIC) Special Poster Presentation, by Habib Sedehi Abstract Paper Supporting

Japan Chapter Poster Presentation, by Kaoru Yamaguchi, Michiya Morita Abstract Link

Latin America Chapter Poster Presentation, by Gloria Perez Salazar Abstract Link

Psychology Chapter Poster Presentation, by Ralph Levine, David Lounsbury Abstract

Russian Chapter Poster Presentation, by Alexander Ryzhenkov Abstract Link

Student Chapter Poster Presentation, by Nicole Zimmermann Abstract

Swiss Chapter Poster Presentation, by Stefan Groesser, Thomas Beck Abstract Link

UK Chapter Poster Presentation, by Brian Dangerfield Abstract

Special SIG Poster Presentations:

Business Special Interest Group Poster Presentation, by Ralf Lippold, Jeffrey Boyer Abstract

Education Special Interest Group Poster Presentation, by Michael Kennedy, Carol Frances Abstract Paper

Health Policy Special Interest Group Poster Presentation, by David Rees Abstract Link

Information Science and Information Systems Special Interest Group Poster Presentation, by Luis Luna-Reyes, Oleg Pavlov, Vedat Diker Abstract

Inter- and Intranational Conflict Special Interest Group Poster Presentation, by Leonard Malczynski Abstract

Security Special Interest Group Poster Presentation, by Finn Olav Sveen, Jose Mari Sarriegi Abstract

Special Interest Group on Model Analysis (SIG-MA) Poster Presentation, by Jill Slinger, Pål Davidsen Abstract Paper Supporting


Getting Started with Agent Based Modeling in AnyLogic, by Andrei Borshchev Abstract Paper Supporting Link

Getting Started at Building Web Simulations using Forio Broadcast, by Michael Bean Abstract

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


System Dynamics Society
Sessions by Thread updated: September 24, 2008.