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Proven by Computer? System Dynamics and Disruption Claims

The Society of Construction Law has recently published “Proven by Computer? System Dynamics and Disruption Claims”.  The paper, available here, evaluates the potential for system dynamics modelling to be used as a form of delay and disruption analysis in adversarial construction … Continue reading

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Systems Thinking: Unlocking its potential to improve children’s outcomes

Invitation to lecture by Professor Peter Hovmand Systems Thinking: Unlocking its potential to improve children’s outcomes Wednesday 19 September The Dartington Service Design Lab is hosting a lecture in Edinburgh, delivered by collaborator and experienced system dynamicist, Professor Peter Hovmand. … Continue reading

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A Model Simulator: Lives of Jay W Forrester

David Lane’s excellent presentation “A Model Simulator: Lives of Jay W Forrester” from the 2017 Operational Research Conference is now available to watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QY8T3bjYo90 

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PhD studentship opportunity in Modelling policies for vulnerable young people

Do you want to carry out research that will help ensure vulnerable children get the right support? Are you passionate about social work? Exciting funded PhD opportunity in modelling policies for vulnerable children available at the University of Surrey in … Continue reading

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New self-taught, online course “Learn Dynamic Business Modeling”

Strategy Dynamics have announced the new self-taught, online course “Learn Dynamic Business Modeling”: http://sdl.re/courses. The course comes in two parts with 17+ hours of instruction, follow-me demos and many models to keep, covering a wide range of business types and … Continue reading

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THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF BREXIT

THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF BREXIT: A CHALLENGE FOR THE SYSTEM DYNAMICS COMMUNITY The advent of Brexit will cause a shock to the economy which many commentators believe will be the most profound for a generation, possibly even since the Second … Continue reading

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Survey on Attitudes Towards Reproducibility and Open Science in Simulation Publishing

There is a survey being carried out to capture attitudes of our Modelling & Simulation (M&S) community towards both Reproducibility and Open Science in simulation publishing. There are major concerns that the results in many published peer-reviewed articles cannot be … Continue reading

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Simulation Workshop SW18

The Operational Research Society is running a Simulation Workshop (SW18) on 19th to 21st March 2018 at the Ettington Chase Hotel, near Stratford. More information on the event at www.theorsociety.com/SW18 It is still possible to submit posters for the event,  which offers … Continue reading

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SD in healthcare at SCiO Open Meeting – Manchester – 16/10/17

Society member Peter Lacey will be presenting on ‘System Dynamics in Healthcare’ at the SCiO Open Meeting being held at Manchester Business School on October 16. Peter will provide insights from the use of System Dynamics modelling over a 20 … Continue reading

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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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