Job Opening at UCL London

Funded PhD Studentship – Community Water Management for a Liveable London (CAMELLIA)

A fully-funded studentship in community engagement or systems thinking for urban water management is available at UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering

UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering invites applications for a fully funded 4-year PhD studentship covering UK/EU fees plus stipend. The research topic will be integrated water management in London, with a specialist focus on systems thinking and / or community engagement. 

Project Details

Title: PhD Studentship in Community Water Management 

Supervisors: Professor Sarah Bell and Dr Nici Zimmermann, UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering 

Stipend: £17,009 plus fees of £5,210
Start Date: September/October 2019
Funding Duration: 4 years

The proposed PhD topic will contribute to the Thamesmead case study within the CAMELLIA project. It will involve working with stakeholders and communities in Thamesmead and surrounding neighbourhoods to develop and evaluate methods for engagement with urban water management in the delivery of a major urban regeneration scheme. The methods that could be used include, but are not limited to, system mapping, system dynamics, community co-design and community modelling. The project is highly interdisciplinary, requiring collaboration across the topics of of urban environments, water systems, systems thinking, stakeholder and community engagement. 

Application deadline

26 April 2019

Further Details and how to apply

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/environmental-design/news/2019/mar/funded-phd-studentship-community-water-management-liveable-london-camellia

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The Day System Dynamics Came to Edinburgh

Douglas McKelvie

The Venn diagram intersection of Edinburgh, System Dynamics and Social Work remarkably has at least two members. And the field of System Dynamics in Scotland has experienced double-digit growth in the past two years; admittedly, causal analysis suggests that this results from John Hayward’s recent move from Wales to Aberfeldy. You can imagine our excitement when the excellent Dartington Service Design Lab invited Professor Peter Hovmand, of the Social Systems Design Lab in St. Louis, to present a lecture in Edinburgh (my home town) in September. This event attracted unprecedented interest for any System Dynamics gathering in Scotland, with around 150 people registered. Then Storm Ali struck, not realising that we don’t do extremes in Edinburgh. Umbrellas were respectfully furled, all trains stopped, flights were cancelled, and Edinburgh-bound colleagues such as Brian Dangerfield were diverted to Glasgow(!) where they joined the longest bus queue in the world, as shown on the BBC News. See if you can spot Brian here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-45578967/storm-ali-hundreds-queue-at-glasgow-buchanan-street-for-buses-to-get-home

Nevertheless, Peter’s lecture went ahead, and his explanation about how to use System Dynamics in the context of participative group model building to make sense of a wide range of stakeholder perspectives on children’s social services was well received. Haste Ye Back, Peter. And huge thanks to Tim Hobbs and Dartington for their pioneering work. This is just the beginning.

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The Spectrum of Approaches to Problem Solving – 22nd March 2019

Half day event on 22nd March 2019 at Cardiff Business School exploring Systems Engineering, System dynamics and Systems thinking approaches to problem solving. Jointly hosted by the EPSRC funded ReRuN project and the UK Chapter of the System Dynamics Society

Guest speakers:

  • Stephen Disney (Cardiff University) – Discrete Control Theory
  • Borja Ponte-Blanco (The Open University) – Dynamics of Remanufacturing
  • Syaribah Brice (Cardiff University) – Simulation approach in Healthcare
  • Siôn Cave (Decision Analysis Service Ltd) – System Dynamics in the Nuclear Sector
  • Rachel Freeman (University of Bristol) – Systems Thinking in Local Manufacturing

For more information and registration please email Ruini Qu (QuR4@cardiff.ac.uk)
Registration deadline: 4. Mar. 2019

More details here

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2nd Annual Workshop on System Dynamics in Transportation Modelling

The System Dynamics Society Special Interest Group in Transportation (SDS T-SIG) are pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual Workshop on System Dynamics in Transportation Modelling will take place at the University of Leeds, Institute for Transport Studies, UK on April 11th – 12th 2019.

Following from last year’s successful event in Vienna, Austria, this free workshop will consist of a mix of presentations, practical sessions and network / sharing / collaboration building opportunities as well as the SDS T-SIG Annual Meeting. The intention of the workshop is to showcase the range of research and practise being carried out in transport studies and planning using system dynamics (SD) as a modelling method, and it is designed to continue

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Outstanding Contribution Award

As part of our 20th anniversary the Chapter Policy Council decided to introduce a new annual Outstanding Contribution award.

This 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

The recipient of the award is decided by..continue

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Call for Papers, European Transport Conference 2019, Dublin Castle, 9-11 October 2019

The Association of European Transport is delighted to publish the call for papers for ETC 2019 at Dublin Castle.

The Association is keen that the papers presented at the Conference address themes of relevance to the transport policy agenda in Europe and worldwide – from a research, policy or practice angle.

Papers that fit within programme committees’ areas of interest are very welcome. A new Programme Committee on Data was set up for ETC 2018.  This proved popular and we expect further interest in this all-encompassing subject.  The Programme Committees in place for the 2019 conference, and their mission statements, can be found on the Programme committee web page.

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2nd Annual Workshop on System Dynamics in Transportation Modelling

The System Dynamics Society Special Interest Group in Transportation (SDS T-SIG) are pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual Workshop on System Dynamics in Transportation Modelling will take place at the University of Leeds, Institute for Transport Studies, UK on April 11th – 12th 2019.

Following from last year’s successful event in Vienna, Austria, this free workshop will consist of a mix of presentations, practical sessions and network / sharing / collaboration building opportunities as well as the SDS T-SIG Annual Meeting. The intention of the workshop is to showcase the range of research and practise being carried out in transport studies and planning using system dynamics (SD) as a modelling method, and it is designed to:

·          Promote the role of SD in transportation;

·          Facilitate communication and collaboration in transportation and SD;

·          Share teaching materials, works in progress, best practise case studies and state-of-the-art use of SD in transportation research and planning.

Abstracts are now invited for oral and poster presentations which demonstrate both the potential and success of system dynamics in transport related research, to provoke discussion of conceptual issues through to fully tried-and-tested models. Topics can cover any aspect of transportation, such as freight and logistics, development of new technologies or business models (eg Mobility as a Service (MaaS)), performance management systems and sustainable and equitable policy analysis. Innovative approaches and cross-fertilisation with alternative forms of modelling (eg agent-based) or new and emerging forms of data are also encouraged. We particularly welcome proposals from MSc and PhD students which will be presented in a dedicated session.

An informal optional dinner will be hosted on the Thursday evening, and advice can be provided on booking suitable travel and accommodation (both at participants own expense). Leeds is easily accessible from either Leeds-Bradford Airport or Manchester Airport, and a well-connected mainline rail station. The full workshop programme and timings will be confirmed following the abstract submission process.

TIMELINE:

Abstract submission (250-300 words): 31st January 2019

Confirmation of acceptance: February 15th 2019

Speaker registration deadline: March 1st 2019

General registration deadline: March 31st 2019

For further information, or to submit abstracts please contact: Transport.SIG.SDS@gmail.com

REGISTRATION OPEN NOW: WWW.SD_TRANSPORT.EVENTBRITE.CO.UK

The System Dynamics Society Transportation Special Interest Group has three long-term goals:

1.       The promotion of system dynamics as a tool to analyse transportation systems and policy.

2.       The development of a repository of case studies, models and other resources for practice and teaching.

3.       To spread the use of system dynamics through the transport community both in practice and in academia.

 For more information visit: www.systemdynamics.org/transportation or www.linkedin.com/groups/13539829

 

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2019 UK Chapter Conference Early-bird Booking

Booking for the UK Chapter Conference is now open.

THEME : System Dynamics: Uncovering connections – delivering insight
VENUE: Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0RN
DATE: 4th / 5th April 2019

Provisional Schedule

Booking

 

 

 

 

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2019 UK Chapter Conference

The 2019 Conference will be held at the Royal College of Nursing in London on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th April 2019.

We are putting the final touches to the programme and will post updates on this website as news items and update the main conference page.

Early-bird booking will be open from December 3rd.

 

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Opportunity: Lecturer / Assistant Professor in Business Analytics

UCD College of Business
UCD School of Business – Management Information Systems
Subject Area (MIS)
Lecturer / Assistant Professor in Business Analytics

University College Dublin invites applications for the position of Lecturer / Assistant Professor in the
UCD College of Business, Management Information Systems (MIS) Subject Area. Appointment may be
made on a permanent or temporary five year basis.

http://systemdynamics.org.uk/jobs/

 

 

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