2021 Conference Online 26th May

This year, the annual conference took place online, including presentations from invited speakers, posters and the student colloquium. The student prize was won by Bilal Bugaje from the University of Nottingham. The conference proceedings are below, with links to the paper abstracts, papers and talks.

Conference Proceedings


The use of space in Thamesmead: A participatory system dynamics study
Nici Zimmerman (UCL)
Abstract Slides

A Systems Thinking approach for understanding the complexity of cost overruns in transportation megaprojects
Godawatte Arachchige Gimhan Rathnagee Godawatte (Heriot-Watt University)
Abstract Slides Talk

The dynamics of migration to national Gigabit connectivity
David Exelby (Decision Analysis Services Ltd)
Abstract Slides

Developing a system dynamics model to support waiting list recovery
Mike Woodall (The Strategy Unit)
Abstract Slides

Coronavirus variants of concern
Peter Lacey (Whole Systems Partnership)
Abstract Slides

A Dynamic economy – Understanding the role of transport connectivity in levelling up the North of England
Jack Snape (Transport for the North)
Mike Costello (Steer)
Abstract Slides Talk

Student Presentations

Simulating bottom-up supply-side residential energy systems with non-linear conversion efficiency: A system dynamics approach
Bilal Bugaje (University of Nottingham)
Abstract Paper Presentation

The performance development of software-as-a-service ventures
Martin Lycko (Nottingham Trent University)
Abstract Paper Presentation

Toward a theory of the evolution of the global political economy
Garry Piepenbrock (Eton College)
Abstract Paper


Network-based Product Ramp-up in a Demand Shock: Evidence from Ventilator Challenge UK
Nikolai Kazantsev (Alliance Manchester Business Schoool, The University of Manchester)
Abstract Poster

Sustainable Development Strategies of University with System Dynamics Approach
Farhad Bolouri (University of Tabriz)
Abstract Poster

Long-term water security: an approach for systemic analysis of urban water supply
Walter Manoel Mendes Filho (Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica)
Abstract Paper Poster


Getting Started with System Dynamics
Kim Warren (Strategy Dynamics)

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