Each year the chapter organises the Annual Conference, a series of presentations and workshops from eminent practitioners and the opportunity to meet and discuss issues related to System Dynamics and Systems Thinking. 

Next Conference 2-3 April 2020

The next conference is on 2-3 April 2020 and will take place in Glasgow at Strathclyde University. Join the chapter to receive updates by email.

Typical Conference Format

The conference takes place over two days, and usually follows the following format:

Day 1 Afternoon
Talks and presentations on system dynamics practice.
Conference Meal (optional).

Day 2
Practical sessions on systems dynamics with scope for group work and interaction.
Poster Session
Annual meeting of UK chapter of the System Dynamics Society
Student Colloquium
Presentation of Awards and Prizes.

An optional Introduction to System Dynamics is offered on the morning of Day 1, before the start of the main conference.

Details of the most recent conference are below.

Most Recent Conference 2019

THEME : System Dynamics: Uncovering connections – delivering insight
VENUE: Royal College of Nursing
DATE: 4th / 5th April 2019
Conference Report

Thursday 4 April (am): Optional Session

Getting started with System Dynamics – Concepts and applications. Kim Warren (Strategy Dynamics). Abstract. Presentation.

Thursday 4 April (pm)

Embedding System Dynamics modelling into healthcare strategic planning – a case study: the Kent Advancing Applied Analytics Community of Practice. Kate Doughty, Mark Gilbert, Jo Tonkin, (Kent County Council, UK).
Abstract. Presentation.

The Export Support System Model – Building System Models with Economists. John Medhurst (Larrainzar Consulting Solutions Ltd), Hala Elsayed (Department for International Trade).

Using SD in the Legal Arena: a modeller’s and lawyer’s perspective. Professor Susan Howick (University of Strathclyde), Ralph Goodchild (White & Case).
Abstract. Presentation.

Antibiotics Prescribing Decision-making Process in Secondary Care: a System Dynamics Approach. Nina Zhu (Imperial College, UK).

Outstanding Contribution Award. Awarded to Eric Wolstenholme.
Further Details.

Friday 5 April (am)

Practical Lessons from Applying System Dynamics in Consultancy.David Exelby (Decision Analysis Services Ltd, UK).

How to Engage Clients in Simulation Projects – A tutorial on PartiSim. Antuela Tako (Loughborough University, UK), Kathy Kotiadis (University of Kent, UK).

Deliberate creativity and systems thinking. Dennis Sherwood (Silver Bullet, UK).

Poster Session

Understanding the Drivers of Cost Overrun in Highway Projects in Nigeria: A System Dynamics Approach.Abba Tahir Mahmud (Heriot Watt University, UK).

Antibiotics Prescribing Decision-making Process in Secondary Care: a System Dynamics Approach. Nina Zhu (Imperial College, UK).
Best Poster Prize.
Abstract. Poster.

Simulation of the Management and Disposal of Low Level Radioactive Waste in the United Kingdom. Emma Woodham (Decision Analysis Service Ltd, UK), Siôn Cave (Decision Analysis Service Ltd, UK).

Direct Action or Social Nudge: Where are the Effective Policy Levers for Helping Families Select Secondary (High) Schools? David Carter (University of Plymouth).

A System Dynamics Approach to Inform Decision-Making in STEM Education. Shari Weaver (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA).

Systems Thinking Modeling Kit. Laurent Kurylo (Eliande Consulting, UK).

Friday 5 April (pm). Student Presentations and Prize.

Work Management under Stress: A Dynamic Exploration of a Motivation Control Theory of Fatigue.Yekatherina Bobrova (UCL, UK).
Best Paper Prize.

Modelling the Impacts of Inter-city Connectivity on City Specialisation.David Pierce (University of Leeds, UK).

Integrated Model for Water, Food, Energy and Human Development.Korinus Nixon Waimbo (Exeter University, UK).

A System Dynamics Approach to Inform Decision-Making in STEM Education.Shari Weaver (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA).

The Dynamics of Academic Entrepreneurship in University Ecosystems: Modelling Emergent Behaviour using a Hybrid System Dynamics/Agent-Based Simulation.Bernd Wurth (Strathclyde University, UK)

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