7th System Dynamics Summer School
Bergen, Norway

July 14-17, 2020

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Held the week prior to the conference, the System Dynamics Summer School provides a unique opportunity to learn (or review) the basics of system dynamics, get exposed to real-world applications of the method, and delve into advanced topics. The 2020 Summer School will include group activities with all attendees as well as sessions specifically designed for beginners and intermediate/advanced practitioners.

Contact the Summer School Organizers at [email protected].


Introductory Track Planned Schedule

 

Tuesday
July 14

Wednesday
July 15

Thursday
July 16

Friday
July 17

7:45-8:30

Breakfast & Registration

8:15-8:30
Coffee

8:15-8:30
Coffee

8:15-8:30
Coffee

8:30-9:00

Introduction to Summer School

Reflections and Review of Day

Reflections and Review of Day

Reflections and Review of Day

9:00-10:30

Modeling Steps & Problem Definition

Formal Modeling of Stocks and Flows

Nonlinear Relationships

Model Analysis

10:30-10:45

Morning Break

10:45-12:15

Modeling Feedback Mechanisms

Information Delays

Modeling Policies

Model Use

12:15-1:30

Lunch Break

1:30-3:00

Conceptual Modeling with Stocks and Flows

Workshop:
Accumulation, Feedback, & Information Delays

Model Validation

Workshop:
Common Pitfalls and Best Practices

3:00-3:30

Afternoon Break

3:30-5:00

Workshop: Introduction to System Dynamics Modeling Software

Applications Lecture

Applications Lecture

Applications Lecture

5:00-6:00

Welcome Reception

Dinner
(on our own)

Dinner
(on our own)

Closing Reception


Intermediate Track Planned Schedule

 

Tuesday
July 14

Wednesday
July 15

Thursday
July 16

Friday
July 17

7:45-8:30

Breakfast & Registration

8:15-8:30
Coffee

8:15-8:30
Coffee

8:15-8:30
Coffee

8:30-9:00

Introduction

Learning Circles 

Learning Circles 

Learning Circles 

9:00-10:30

Steps of Modeling: Problem Description

Simulating Nonlinear Relationships

Recognizing and avoiding Common Pitfalls

Selection of models to be improved

10:30-10:45

Morning Break

10:45-12:15

Model Building: Stocks and Flows

Simulating the Flow of Information

Validation Testing: for us & our client

Student teams working on model improvements

12:15-1:30

Lunch Break

1:30-3:00

Checking Results with Equilibrium Diagrams

Checking Results with delays in the flow of information

Topic to be selected based on students’ progress

Student teams continue with model improvements

3:00-3:30

Afternoon Break

3:30-5:00

Diagrams to show feedback loops

Applications Lecture

Applications Lecture

Applications Lecture

5:00-6:00

Welcome Reception

Dinner
(on our own)

Dinner
(on our own)

Closing Reception