2013 Conference News

2013 Conference News

UK Chapter of the International System Dynamics Society
Annual Conference  7th & 8th February 2013

12:30pm Thursday to 4pm Friday

Venue: London South Bank University
THEME : Planning for Uncertain Futures

Registration and light refreshments
13:30   Welcome by Chapter President
13:40   Assessing risk and return: the case of an innovative lending product. Santiago Braje (ING)
14:10  Dynamic Modelling of Telecommunication Service Delivery. Michael Lyons (BT)
14:40   Robust workforce planning: dealing with uncertainty. Andrew Woodward and Graham Willis (Centre for Workforce Intelligence)
15:10   Coffee / tea
15:30   The system dynamics of waste prevention: building evidence to support policy making at Defra. Rachel Freeman (Sustain/University of Bristol), Mike Yearworth (University of Bristol), Maria Angulo (DEFRA)
16:00   Modelling pastoral policy development to alleviate poverty in rural Kenya. Sally Brailsford (University of Southampton)
16:30   Discussion panel followed by the Steer Davies Gleave prize, award and presentation
18:00   Close
19:00   Dinner

Arrivals — coffees and teas
9:15     Group model building workshop. Etiënne Rouwette (Radboud University Nijmegen)
11:15   Coffee break
11:30   Group model building debrief
12:15   Chapter AGM
This short session will report on the status and activities of the UK Chapter, and provide an opportunity to elect new representatives to the Policy Council.
12.45   PhD Poster session and buffet lunch
13:45   The European Masters programme in system dynamics. Etiënne Rouwette (Radboud University Nijmegen)
14:00   Student Prize: award and presentation
14:30   Student presentations
16:00   Close

Booking Information
All bookings are being taken online at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/4821825209

Special offer: for Full participation tickets:
Participants on a “Full participation” ticket may bring a colleague for free. There are two conditions for this offer:

The second person has not attended a gathering before.

Names must be provided by the end of January.

To take advantage of this offer please add the second name and email on booking or contact us before the end of January with your colleague’s details.

Attendee registration includes all presentations and workshops including refreshments but not accommodation or the Thursday evening meal. Please select your tickets as appropriate.

We have not reserved rooms as we believe better deals are available online. E.g. a room at Days Inn Hotel Waterloo is available for around £70 on www.otel.com.

Early bird rates are valid to 31st December 2012. Increased rates after January 31 are due to the need to give notice of numbers for venue.

Refund policy: cancellations prior to 31 January, full refund, from 1st February 50% refund.

to 31 December

January bookings

Late bookings
from 1 Feb

Full participation
(both days)




Thursday only




Student (Both days)




Steer Davies Gleave Prize for System Dynamics
The aim of this prize is to promote the use of System Dynamics to address real-world problems, and to raise awareness of System Dynamics by publicising examples of such good work. It is awarded for the best application of System Dynamics to a problem of significant interest in the UK. The work should demonstrably improve understanding of the problem by, for example, clarifying the definition of what is at issue and allowing possible solution to be formulated and tested. Submission deadline is January 13th, 2013. Please see our website for eligibility rules and further details http://systemdynamics.org.uk/?page_id=28.

Student Prize
The UK Chapter of the System Dynamics Society awards an annual prize for the best piece of student work in system dynamics during the latest calendar year. The Award is announced and presented at the Annual Conference, held in the early months of the following year. Entries of up to 20 pages in total can be drawn from a dissertation for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree or a paper – whether published or not – or from a PhD. The winner(s) will receive a cheque for £250, a certificate, free attendance at the annual UK System Dynamics Conference and will be invited to make a short presentation on the work at the Conference. The deadline for submission is 13th January 2013. For further details please see: http://systemdynamics.org.uk/?page_id=69.

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