2020 Bergen Call for Papers

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PROGRAM: The annual System Dynamics conference brings together people from around the world to share important research and application results. The conference program consists of plenary presentations that showcase important work in the field, parallel and poster sessions that present advanced research and applications, and a full day of skill-building workshops covering topics from basic software use to advanced analysis techniques. Panel discussions, special interest group sessions, student colloquia, a modeling assistance workshop, vendor exhibits, and demonstrations round out the program. The conference schedule provides time for social and professional interaction. An innovation for the 2020 conference is that we will pilot a virtual conference feature for plenary sessions to promote engagement for those who are interested in the conference but unable to attend in person.


SUBMISSIONS: We welcome all research and documented consulting activities in system dynamics, including applications of the methodology to solve real-world problems, new technical and software developments, and productive integration of complementary methodologies. The conference schedule is organized by thread to create coherent topics for presentation. Planned threads for 2020 include:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (new)
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human Behavior
  • Information and Knowledge
  • Learning and Teaching
  • Methodology
  • Operations
  • Public Policy
  • Resources
  • Security
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Strategy

Submissions are welcomed on all topics pertaining to system dynamics, regardless of whether they easily fit within one or more of these threads. Questions about submissions may be directed to [email protected].


ORGANIZED SESSIONS: The 2020 conference program will include invited as well as contributed sessions. Special proposals for plenary or parallel sessions, panel discussions, roundtables, and other pre- or post-conference activities are encouraged. Proposals for workshops and tutorials are also welcome. If you have ideas for sessions and workshops focused on addressing practical issues in specific commercial or scientific fields, please contact us. Proposals should be sent to [email protected].