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Conference: YoungOR 19 System Dynamics Stream

The YoungOR 19 Conference will be held at Aston Conference Meeting Rooms 22 – 24 September 2015. The conference is designed with people in the first 10 years of their careers in mind with relevant plenaries, streams, workshops and a careers panel.

Abstract submissions are welcome for any of the numerous streams until the 12th June 2015. To find out more about these streams and how to submit your paper then please visit the YOR19 page at the OR Society www.theorsociety.com/YOR19 .

In particular, the System Dynamics stream welcomes a broad range of contributions using system dynamics, including (but not limited to):

– theoretical and methodological advances,

– insights into the model development process,

– the practice of quantitative and qualitative SD for modelling complex, real world problems (current or historical case studies)

– mixed methods modelling (where SD is mixed with other simulation and OR methods).

Please feel free to contact the stream organiser Jennifer Morgan (morganjs2@cf.ac.uk) if you would like to know more about the stream.

We look forward to welcoming you to Aston and the YoungOR community.


A new UK SD resource is available

Due to the herculean efforts of Siôn Cave (Decision Analysis Services), the UK Chapter would like to present a (hopefully) useful resource for all those interested in System Dynamics in the UK; a repository of presentations / reports / posters / videos etc. presented at our annual conferences, special events or networking evenings (going back to 1999).  This simple library takes the form of a downloadable Excel spreadsheet containing details for each of the available documents and links to access them online.

You can access this resource from the “resource” menu at the main UK Chapter website, or by clicking here.

Lee Jones, webmaster


Past Events: 2015 Conference Presentations

Annual Conference 2015

THEME : Public Policy for Innovation and Finance
VENUE:  London School of Economics
DATE: 12:20 Thursday 26th  March  – 16:00 Friday 27th March

UK SDS Conference Proceedings 2015

Session 1 – Systems thinking in public policy

Using Systems Thinking in Public Policy: The experience of the Munro Review of child protection child protection: David Lane (Henley Business School)

Abstract

System Dynamics and Group Model Building for Public Policy – some examples of the use of SD and GMB at the Ministry of Security and Justice in The Netherlands : Rian van Gulijk-Boon, Willem Stapel (Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice)

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Slides

Session 2 – Systems modelling for innovation

Systems mapping for international benchmarking of the UK science and innovation system : Ian Mitchell (UK Gov: BIS)

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Slides

Systems change in theory and practice : Geoff Mulgan (Nesta)

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Session 3 – System dynamics in international development and finance

Systems thinking and system dynamics in international development : Ben Ramalingam (Overseas Development Institute)

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Minsky: Extending System Dynamics to easily handle financial flows : Steve Keen (Kingston University)

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Slides

Video

Inaugural Geoff Coyle award

Winner: Martin Kunc

Slides

Exploring developments in system dynamics software – Introduction

Siôn Cave (Decision Analysis Services)

Slides

Web-based modelling

Sysdea and web based modelling : Kim Warren (Strategy Dynamics Ltd)

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Slides

The Systo toolkit for building modelling-enabled web pages : Robert Muetzelfeldt (University of Edinburgh / Simulistics Ltd)

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Disaggregated modelling and handling structural complexity

Ventity and entity-based System Dynamics modelling : Lee Jones (Ventana Systems UK)

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Slides

Using Simile to handle disaggregation and individual-based modelling : Robert Muetzelfeldt – University of Edinburgh / Simulistics Ltd, Jasper Taylor

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Student Presentations

Update on State Stability; introducing the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015, David Carter, Plymouth University

Interdependencies between the long-term supply capacity investment decisions of the power and gas industries: the case of the United Kingdom: Donna Peng (Delft University of Technology and Comillas Pontifical University)

Slides

Understanding the impact of ‘Cycle Superhighway” policy in London using a system dynamics simulation model : Mariana Hernandez (Nijmegen University)

PhD Poster Session

Dynamics of school choice problem: Multiple agency views

Dave Carter (Plymouth University)

Informing renewable energy policy in hydrocarbon-rich countries using system dynamics approach: The case of Oman: Aisha Al-Sarihi (Imperial College London)

Causal loop diagram of freight transport system in Laos : Daosadeth Soysouvanh (University of Leeds)

System Dynamics and the development and utilization of isolated island electricity systems : George Matthew (Open University)

Poster

How can the diffusion of domestic energy-efficient renovations be accelerated? How occupiers make their decisions to proceed with energy efficiency renovations? : Yekatherina Bobrova (University College London)

Poster


2015 Conference booking and early bird discounts

Booking for the 2015 Annual Conference is now open.  The conference is to be held at the London School of Economics on the 26th and 27th March and the theme will be “Public Policy for Innovation and Finance”.  For details of early-bird offers and to book, please visit our online booking form.

We look forward to seeing you in March!


2015 UK Chapter Annual Conference

Annual Conference 2015

VENUE:  London School of Economics (Room 1.04, New Academic Building)
DATE: 12:30 Thursday 26th  March  – 16:00 Friday 27th March

Thursday 26th March 2015

  • Ian Mitchell (UK Gov: BIS) – “Systems mapping for international benchmarking of the UK science and innovation system”
  • Geoff Mulgan (Nesta) – “Systemic innovation”
  • Rian van Gulijk-Boon, Willem Stapel (Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice) – “System dynamics and group modelling for public policy”
  • Ben Ramalingam (Overseas Development Institute) – Title TBC
  • Steve Keen (Kingston University) – “Heterodox macroeconomics and financial modelling using Minski”
  • Inaugural Geoff Coyle award

Friday 27th March 2015

  • Friday workshop:  “Exploring developments in system dynamics software for disaggregate and web-based modelling “
  • Student presentations/prize

New award launched

Geoff Coyle Prize

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to System Dynamics, not just here in the UK, but internationally, the UK Chapter today launches the “Geoff Coyle Prize” for “innovative system dynamics work in the UK”.  The award, in the form of a medal, will be presented at our annual conference.

More information can be found here.


UK Conference presentation now available online

The presentation given by Michael Mortensen and Stewart Robinson at our UK conference in 2014 on OR and analytics is now available as an open access article on EJOR.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S037722171400664X


Festival of Evidence, 20-24 October 2014

Festival of Evidence

promoting the use of modelling and simulation in healthcare.

20-24 October 2014

Runnymede Hotel, Runnymede-on-Thames, Windsor Road, Egham, Surrey TW20 0AG

Unlike Evidence Based Medicine, with decades of development and investment, care process engineering is still in its early stages. This might be surprising, given the sophistication of modern medicine and the systems used elsewhere in the economy. However, even the concept of evidence varies, quite apart from having agreed standards to integrate outcomes and operational measures, financial analyses and indicators of patient satisfaction. Thus, using evidence reproducibly to deliver higher quality care with greater efficiency at scale remains a major challenge. Moreover, the literature is fragmented with various ways of presenting different types of evidence, spread across journals, websites, Annual Reports, guidance documentation and held in people’s memories.

This is an opportunity to identify what evidence there is, how it is being generated, and what should be done to make it more systematic.

More Details


Networking Meeting in London

Our next networking meeting will take place Wednesday 17th September 2014.

Time: 4:30 – 7:30- pm
Venue: The Pontefract Castle pub, 73 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 1QB
Subject: 2014 Conference at Delft / proposals for 2015 UK annual conference, London

We will be meeting in the cellar bar.

 

 


International Journal of Management Education; call for papers.

Special Issue – The Use and Impact of Simulations in Management Education

This Special Issue aims to explore the use of simulations across different contexts within business and management education. Simulations have become increasingly important to academic programme activity within business and management schools. They are regarded as key tools for facilitating generative learning, allowing students to experience the excitement, challenge and operational reality of running a virtual organisation but in a safe, relatively risk-free environment. Whilst the benefits of simulations are often discussed in the literature, evidence regarding the impact of their use – in terms of attainment of learning outcomes, behavioral change, student experience or other measures – remains limited. A full understanding of whether the impact of simulations is consistently felt across different types of learner is also lacking. Additionally, further research on how the impact of simulation based learning might be enhanced is required.

Further details submission guidelines can be found here.


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