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Korean System Dynamics Society Celebrates 20th Anniversary

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of Korean System Dynamics Society. This significant anniversary was commemorated at the 2019 Korean Summer Conference which was held in Seoul on 31st August. The theme of the conference was “Resilience and Sustainability in Korea”. Dr Chang-Kwon Chung, the current president of the Korean Chapter, chaired the conference which included a packed agenda of insightful presentations covering topics such as demographic change and environmentally sensitive regeneration in Korea.  Dr Siôn Cave, current president of the UK Chapter, was delighted to attend the conference and celebrate this anniversary with the Korean Chapter.

Slides for Dr Cave’s presentation.

Further information on the Korean Chapter, see their website.


10th OR Society Simulation Workshop 2020, 30/3-1/4, Loughborough

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10th OR Society Simulation Workshop 2020 (SW20), 30 March – 1 April 2020, Loughborough, UK, held in cooperation with the INFORMS Simulation Society (www.theorsociety.com/SW20).

Due to popular demand the deadline for submission of papers to SW20 has been extended. The new deadline is now: 22nd September 2019.

The 10th OR Society’s Simulation Workshop 2020 invites authors to submit academic research papers, industrial case studies and practitioner papers. The Simulation Workshop is a biannual conference that brings together practitioners and academics working in the field of modelling & simulation. It provides an opportunity to exchange ideas on the current and future state-of-the-art in modelling and simulation. Authors presenting at the conference will be able to submit extended versions of their work for inclusion to a 10th Anniversary Post-Simulation Workshop 2020 Special Issue of the Journal of Simulation.

Please submit your papers through the EasyChair link (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sw20). We look forward to receiving your paper submissions and seeing you at SW20!

Location

SW20 is hosted at Burleigh Court Conference Centre & hotel, located in Loughborough University’s campus in the town of Loughborough. Loughborough University is No.1 University for sport. Its exceptional sporting facilities play host to world-class athletes from across the world.

The Programme

The workshop will include plenary sessions, special focus streams, introductory/advanced tutorials and posters.

Important Dates

New Paper submission deadline: 22 September 2019
Notification of paper acceptance: 10 January 2020
Poster title & abstract submission deadline: 12 January 2020
Registration opens: October 2019

Organising Committee

Conference Co-Chairs
Anastasia Anagnostou (Brunel University)
Antuela Tako (Loughborough University)

Programme co-Chairs
Masoud Fakhimi (University of Surrey)
Duncan Robertson (Loughborough University)
Tom Boness (Operational Research in Health Ltd.)

Poster Chair
Lucy Morgan (Lancaster University)

Publicity Chair
Durk-Jouke van der Zee (University of Groningen)

International Liaison Chair
John Fowler (Arizona State University)

Advisory Board
Stewart Robinson (Loughborough University)
Simon JE Taylor (Brunel University)

More details: www.theorsociety.com/SW20


2020 UK Chapter Conference Early-bird Booking

Category : Conference , Recent

Early-bird booking is now open for the 2020 annual conference of the UK Chapter of the System Dynamics Society. The conference takes place at Glasgow in Strathclyde University.

VENUE: Technology and Innovation Centre, Strathclyde University
ADDRESS: 99 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RD
DATE: 2nd / 3rd April 2020

Book Now at EventBrite

Further information and updates will be posted on the conference page.

Glasgow

Next UK Chapter Conference 2-3 April 2020

Category : News

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

Introduction to SD at the 2019 conference
A session from the 2019 conference

2020 OR-Society Simulation Workshop – Call for papers

Category : Call for papers

10th OR Society Simulation Workshop 2020 (SW20), 30 March – 1 April 2020, Loughborough, UK, held in cooperation with the INFORMS Simulation Society (www.theorsociety.com/SW20).

The 10th OR Society’s Simulation Workshop 2020 invites authors to submit academic research papers, industrial case studies and practitioner papers. The Simulation Workshop is a biannual conference that brings together practitioners and academics working in the field of modelling & simulation. It provides an opportunity to exchange ideas on the current and future state-of-the-art in modelling and simulation.

Please submit your papers through the EasyChair link (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sw20). We look forward to receiving your paper submissions and seeing you at SW20!

The workshop will include plenary sessions, special focus streams, introductory/advanced tutorials and posters. Contributions to the technical programme are sought in the following areas, although papers in any area of simulation modelling and analysis will be considered.

Simulation Modelling Methodology

  • Discrete event simulation
  • Agent-based simulation
  • System Dynamics
  • Hybrid simulation
  • Conceptual modelling
  • Verification and Validation
  • Simulation Analytics
  • Scheduling
  • Distributed simulation
  • Web based simulation
  • Modelling and Simulation as a Service
  • Simulation and the grid/cloud
  • Simulation and artificial intelligence
  • Simulation visualisation
  • Simulation software
  • Simulation standards
  • Behavioural modelling and simulation
  • Simulation reproducibility
  • Simulation practice

Simulation Analysis Methodology

  • Design and analysis of simulation experiments
  • Simulation optimisation
  • Risk Analysis
  • Input / Output Analysis
  • Meta modelling

Simulation in Practice

  • Simulation in manufacturing
  • Simulation in services
  • Simulation in defence
  • Simulation in healthcare
  • Simulation in the semiconductor industry
  • Simulation education
  • Simulation in construction engineering
  • Simulation in architecture
  • Supply chain and transportation modelling
  • Traffic Simulation
  • Energy modelling
  • Environmental simulation
  • Simulation for sustainability

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: 08 September 2019
Notification of paper acceptance: 10 January 2020
Poster title & abstract submission deadline: 12 January 2020

Organising Committee

Conference Co-Chairs
Anastasia Anagnostou (Brunel University)
Antuela Tako (Loughborough University)

Programme co-Chairs
Masoud Fakhimi (University of Surrey)
Duncan Robertson (Loughborough University)
Tom Boness (Operational Research in Health Ltd.)

Poster Chair
Lucy Morgan (Lancaster University)

Publicity Chair
Durk-Jouke van der Zee (University of Groningen)

International Liaison Chair
John Fowler (Arizona State University)

Advisory Board
Stewart Robinson (Loughborough University)
Simon JE Taylor (Brunel University)

More details: www.theorsociety.com/SW20

Durk-Jouke van der Zee
Associate Professor
University of Groningen
The Netherlands


Past Events: 2019 Conference Presentations

Category : Conference , Recent

Annual 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).
Abstract.

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).
Abstract.

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).
Abstract

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

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

Poster Session

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

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).
Report.

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

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

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

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.
Presentation

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

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

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

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


Job Opening: System Modeller, Northern Ireland Civil Service

Category : Uncategorized

System Modeller (Deputy Principal)

The Northern Ireland Civil Service

REF: IRC237590
DEPARTMENT: Department of Finance (DoF)
SALARY: £36,812- £40,473 (under review)
LOCATION: Clare House, Belfast
Closing Date: 12:00 noon Friday 24thMay 2019.

Further Details: https://irecruit-ext.hrconnect.nigov.net/jobs/vacancies-details.aspx?ID=78d45182-c870-4c23-a590-121a8bddcc33


Job Opening at UCL London – Research Fellow, Community Water Management for a Liveable London

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Research Fellow: Community Water Management for a Liveable London (CAMELLIA) – System Dynamics, – Ref:1805792 

Duties and Responsibilities

The post holder will work with the existing team to develop, design and deliver a body of high quality research into the complex system that relates to water management in London. Apply qualitative and quantitative system dynamics modelling and adapt and develop existing SD methodologies for this context.

This full time position is funded for 3 years in the first instance, however, working on a part time basis can be considered for a minimum of 24.09 hours per week (0.66 FTE). If the appointment is made on a part-time basis, the funding period will be extended accordingly to the FTE or up to a maximum of 4.5 years pro-rata.

Project Details            

UCL Department / Division: The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources

Location of position: London

Grade 7

Hours: Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £35,328 – £36,291 per annum

Closing Date: 16 June 2019

Further Details and How to Apply

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Job Opening at UCL London – Research Fellow, Complex Urban Systems for Sustainability and Health

Category : Uncategorized

Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow: Complex Urban Systems for Sustainability and Health – System Dynamics, – Ref:1806626 

Duties and Responsibilities

The post holder will work with the existing team and stakeholders to develop, design and deliver a body of high quality research into the complex system that relates to ‘urban sustainability and health’. Execute qualitative and quantitative system dynamics modelling and adapt and develop existing methodologies.


Funding is available until the 31 January 2022 in the first instance, further funding to support the post may be available.

Project Details            

UCL Department / Division: The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources

Location of position: London

Grades 7-8

Hours: Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance):
Grade 7: £35,328 – £42,701 per annum
OR Grade 8: £43,884 – 51,769 per annum

Closing Date: 16 Jun 2019

Further Details and How to Apply

https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?SID=amNvZGU9MTgwNjYyNiZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT05NjYmb3duZXI9NTA0MTE3OCZvd25lcnR5cGU9ZmFpciZicmFuZF9pZD0wJnZhY2Zpcm0udmFjdGl0bGU9c3lzdGVtJnBvc3RpbmdfY29kZT0yMjQ=

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Outstanding Contribution Award 2019

Category : News , Uncategorized

Eric Wolstenholme

The outstanding contribution award recognises those who have supported the development of the field of System Dynamics in the UK and/or have contributed their time and energy to supporting the activities of the UK Chapter. In 2019 this was awarded to Eric Wolstenholme.

Eric is a leading expert in System Dynamics, author of two books with another close to publication. He is a past President of the International System Dynamics Society and the UK Chapter, the founding editor of System Dynamics Review, and received the Jay Wright Forrester Award in 2004 for his seminal work on generic system archetypes.

Having trained as a mining engineer, Eric worked in operations research for the Coal Board, then to academia, Bradford University, with professorships at Stirling, Leeds Beckett, and South Bank. He forged links with the System Dynamics community in the US, including JW Forrester and Barry Richmond, and was an early adopter of Stella/iThink software. He was organiser and chair of International System Dynamics Conference, Stirling 1994.

Eric had a parallel career in consulting, founding Cognitus and Symmetric (via OLM); many Chapter members had their first experience of modelling under his tutelage.

A quote from a colleague: “You never come away from a conversation with Eric without having learned something new and interesting.”

A quote from Eric: “I use system dynamics when the devil’s in the interconnections rather than the detail.”


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