2019 UK Chapter Conference

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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.


2017 Annual Conference News and Booking

Each year the chapter organises the Annual Conference, a series of presentations from eminent practitioners and the opportunity to meet and discuss issues.  2017 will be the 19th annual conference.

THEME : 60 Years On, Still Looking Forward Seriously Modelling what Matters and Building Up the Field
VENUE: London South Bank University
DATE: Wednesday 5th April and Thursday 6th April

This is the 60th anniversary of the founding of System Dynamics by Jay Forrester, who died in November 2016, leaving behind a unique and precious legacy. Our tribute, this conference, covers contemporary examples of the classic themes he first developed:

  • World Dynamics
  • Urban Dynamics
  • Industrial Dynamics

We also cover Health Policy, which has become one of the most significant domains modelled using SD. The conference is open to all, whether or not you work in System Dynamics.

Conference page and booking

2016 Conference open for bookings

Each year the chapter organises the Annual Conference, a series of presentations from eminent practitioners and the opportunity to meet and discuss issues.  2016 will be the 18th annual conference.

Booking details are at the link below.  Please note that this year, booking will close a week before the event (April 7th) with no exception as we need to provide full names to Shard security at this time.  Please also remember to bring a form of ID.

Conference details

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Announcement from Strategy Dynamics

Announcement: Enterprise Architecture and System Dynamics

Strategy Dynamics is pleased to announce a practice-and-research collaboration with Chinese Culture University of Taiwan into the opportunity for system dynamics to contribute to Enterprise Architecture (the mapping of organisational processes and capabilities as a platform for enterprise-wide information-systems planning – for more on the topic, see the Open Group, a network of global organisations collaborating on EA http://opengroup.org/subjectareas/enterprise).

A summary slide-show on the connection we will be exploring is at http://sdl.re/easdlink. A video of the announcement is at http://sdl.re/aEADlaunch. Segments of a lecture to an Enterprise Architecture conference in Taipei on the EA<>SD linkages are in a playlist at http://sdl.re/EASDvideos. Essentially, EA focuses on descriptive mapping of an organisation’s business processes, while SD builds working models of the system itself, on which those processes act – so combining the two should be both possible and valuable, especially to the IS/IT community.

We are delighted to be working with Professors Simon Lu and Min-Ren Yan and Dr Lesly Lin at CCU’s School of Continuing Education on this.

Kim Warren, Strategy Dynamics Ltd. Enquiries to info@strategydynamics.com.


CfWI use system dynamics to inform a strategic review of the future dentistry workforce

The Centre for Workforce Intelligence is the national authority on workforce planning and development, providing advice and information to the health and social care system. The CfWI was commissioned by Health Education England (HEE) and the Department of Health (DH) to forecast and analyse the future supply of and demand for the English dental workforce between 2012 and 2040. The report will support HEE, DH and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) in policy decision-making to secure the dental workforce of the future and specifically the number of students required. System dynamics was used to support the strategic analysis. The final report is available here.

System dynamics based credit card market simulation

On November 19, David Starr (Cooper Human Systems) and Sharon Els (PA Consulting Group) will present a live Webinar that tells the story of a project carried out for MasterCard and the performance improvements that resulted.  The SD model to be discussed in the presentation enabled the identification 0f strategies that drove structural change. More details here.

ReThink Health: Simulation Models Supporting Local Solutions to a National Problem

A live webinar is taking place on October 29, 2013 on the ReThink System Dynamics model.  The purpose of the model is to help stakeholders identify the best strategies to improve health and lower costs. The webinar will be presented by Dr Jack Homer of Homer Consulting. The talk is part of a series of free webinars on Big Data and System Dynamics. More details available at the System Dynamics Society website.

Integrating Economics and System Dynamics Approaches for Modeling an Ecological-Economic System

Dr Yoko Nagase, Programme Lead for Economics at Oxford Brookes University, will be talking about integrating economics and system dynamics approaches on October 16th at Department of Land Economy in Cambridge University. The talk will describe collaboration between system dynamicists and economists to model a multi-sector, ecological-economic model of population and resource dynamics that is firmly based on economic theory and leverages the strengths of both fields.



2014 Conference News

UK Chapter of the International System Dynamics Society
Annual Conference  3rd & 4th April 2014

Venue: London School of Economics (New Academic Building, Wolfson Theatre)
THEME : To be announced

Please save the date and note the change in venue and date from February to April for 2014.  We will post further updates, don’t miss out, subscribe to our twitter feed!

Networking Event, London, October 2nd

Networking evening to be held from 6pm on Wednesday 2nd October.

Venue :
Crosse Keys Wetherspoons pub (9 Gracechurch St London, Greater London EC3V 0DR).  This is near Bank Station, 6 stops eastbound on the Central Line.

Topic for discussion.

Dan Arthur and other policy members will present the interim strategy findings and we will discuss plans for the 2014 conference which sees a new date and venue.  The conference will be held at:

London School of Economics (New Academic Building, Wolfson Theatre) from Thurs 3 April – Fri 4 April 2014.

Please come along and help input to the strategy for the coming year and influence the next conference theme

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