Author Archives: Siôn Cave

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About Siôn Cave

System Dynamics practitioner. Supported numerous organisations, including the Home Office, Ministry of Justice, Drug Action Teams, defence organizations, financial institutions and pharmaceutical companies.

Simulation Stream at OR59

The Operational Research Society’s annual conference, OR59, is being held at Loughborough University between 12 and 14th September 2017.  The Simulation Stream welcomes submissions from all areas of simulation methodology and practice, including System Dynamics. The stream will cover topics such as: Conceptual … Continue reading

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Nature of Prosperity II: The Audacity of Hope

  The Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP), is presenting a public debates on one of the most vital questions of our time: “what does prosperity mean in a world of environmental and social limits?” Baron Rowan Williams … Continue reading

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Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics: A feedback systems approach

The second edition of Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics: A feedback systems approach by John Morecroft has recently been published. This new edition also offers a rich Learners’ website with models, articles and videos, as well as a separate Instructors’ website resource, with lecture … Continue reading

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A Robust Data-driven Macro-socioeconomic-energy Model

System Dynamics can be applied to national accounts along with energy flows, employment and transportation. This is demonstrated in a recent paper “A Robust Data-driven Macro-socioeconomic-energy Model” available for free until 6 May 2016 at http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Sjco_rVQOAfg4. The paper introduces what’s … Continue reading

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NATCOR SD training course – 9th to 11th May 2016

We have been informed of an SD training course to be held at the University of Warwick on the 9th to 11th May and thought you might like to know.  Details can be found here. The purpose of this two … Continue reading

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Report on “Developing Mathematical Models in Healthcare: Special Workshop on System Dynamics”

On Wednesday 27th January 2016 a special seminar on System Dynamics applied to healthcare was held at the School of Mathematics, Cardiff University. This was part of their regular Developing Mathematical Models in Healthcare seminar series. The event brought together … Continue reading

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Making an impact in the health and social care system with SD

The Steer Davies Gleave prize was awarded between 2008 and 2014 for the best application of System Dynamics modelling to a topic of wide public interest. Over this period it was awarded four times, and in each case the work … Continue reading

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SD model being used to calculate mine profitability

Researchers in business at Lappeenranta University of Technology, LUT have developed a System Dynamics model  that supports investment decision-making by mining companies and helps optimise the guidance of production in mining investments. The model that has been built has already … Continue reading

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SD paper most downloaded Transportmetrica B paper

The  most downloaded paper in 2014 from the journal Transportmetrica B is a review of system dynamics models applied in transportation by Professor Simon Shepherd from the University of Leeds. The paper is available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21680566.2014.916236

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2014 International Conference of the System Dynamics Society

The 2014 International Conference of the System Dynamics Society will be held in Delft, the Netherlands from July 20 to 24, 2014. The conference will focus on “Good governance in a complex world.” This topic highlights the need for beneficial … Continue reading

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