The System Dynamics Society


"Promoting the rigorous study of systems and their behavior using the principles of feedback, dynamics and simulation."

The System Dynamics Society is an international, nonprofit organization devoted to encouraging the development and use of system dynamics around the world. It is run solely on a volunteer basis by practitioners of system dynamics in academics and industry. With members in over 35 countries, the Society provides a forum in which researchers can keep up-to-date with applications, methodologies, and tools.

The System Dynamics Society is responsible for the publication of The System Dynamics Review, a refereed journal containing articles on methodology and application. The International Conference of the System Dynamics Society is held annually and will be in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. in 1996. [Virtual Proceedings for the conference are also available.] This meeting brings together people from around the world and is arranged to give broad exposure to the local activities of the area hosting it. A President's letter provides an informal forum to bring members up-to-date on society activities and business.

In addition to The System Dynamics Review and its annual conferences, the Society maintains supplies of past conference proceedings and other important publications in the field. An electronic bibliography of work done in the field is maintained and updated annually. The "Beer Game," a production distribution board game illustrating important principles relating local decision making to system behavior is available along with video taped instructional material.

Taken from the System Dynamics Society Brochure (1995).

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