Contains Vensim PLE 6.0 which needs installing to the hard drive. Approximately 5 MB of free space is required
Contains over 250 projects chosen as a complement to the various parts of the course (See explanation below). They are in Acrobat format, so this program must be installed previously.
Details of some complementary reading materials that are included on the CD (more than 150 Mb).
Building a System Dynamics Model. Part 1. Conceptualization
System Dynamics Meets the Press, an excerpt from The Global Citizen
Counterintuitive Behavior of Social Systems
Introduction to the feedback systems
Generic Structures: First order positive feedback loops
Generic Structures: First order negative feedback loops
Generic Structures: Oscillating Systems
Generic Structures: Overshoot and Collapse
Generic Structures: S-shaped growth
Beginner Modeling Exercises. Section 1. Answers to Beginner Modeling Exercises
Beginner Modeling Exercises. Section 2. Mental simulation of Positive Feedback
Beginner Modeling Exercises. Section 3. Mental simulation of Negative Feedback
Beginner Modeling Exercises. Section 4: Mental Simulation. Adding constant flows
Beginner Modeling Exercises Section 5: Mental simulation of Combining Feedbacks in First Order System
Graphical Integration Exercises Part 1: Exogenous Rates
Graphical Integration Exercises Part 2: Ramp Functions
Graphical Integration Exercises Part 3: Combining Flows
Graphical Integration Exercises. Part 4. Reverse Graphical Integration.
Graphical Integration Exercises. Part 5: Qualitative Graphical Integration
CASES AND EXERCISES
Building the Fish Banks Model & Renewable Resource Depletion
Problems with Causal Loop Diagrams
Teaching System Dynamics: Looking at Epidemics
Unexpected Behaviors in Higher-Order Positive Feedback Loops
Modeling Exercises. Section 2
Oscillating System 2: Sustained Oscillation
The Credit Card Model
SENSITIVITY AND SIMULATION
An Introduction to Sensitivity Analysis
Dynamic Simulation Models: How Valid Are They?
FREQUENT PROBLEMS AND ERRORS
Mistakes and Misunderstandings. Examining Dimensional Inconsistency
Mistakes and Misunderstanding: Use of Generic Structures and the Reality of Stocks and Flows.
Mistakes and Misunderstandings: Table Functions
A Skeptic's Guide to Computer Simulation Models
Learning through System Dynamics as Preparation for the 21st Century
System dynamics, system thinking and soft OR
System Dynamics in School
Designing the Future
1.- Power Plant Performance: Identification Of A Relationship Between Availability, Reliability And Productivity
2.- An SD Approach For Assessing An Eventual Peace Process In Colombia
3.- Building A Sustainable Strategic Advantage In The Third Millennium: A Case Method Approach
4.- Project Performance Corporation The Doing Of Model Verification And Validation: Balancing Cost And Theory
5.- Structure-Oriented Behavior Tests In Model Validation
6.- Applying System Dynamics To Scenario Based Software Project Management
7.- How To Define A Profitable And Sustainable Growth Policy In A Changing Market: A Case Study: A Small Publishing Company
8.- The Opportunity Cost Of Solving Problems: The Role Of Testing In Product Development
9.- The Development Of Internet- And Intranet Enabled Enterprise-Wide Knowledge Bases: The Case Of System Dynamics Applications In The United States Air Force, 1975-2000
10.- Do Numerical Simulation And Optimization Results Improve Manangement? Experimental Evidence
11.- Social Learning Laboratory For Urban Sustainability
12.- A Methodological Framework For Integrating Systems Thinking And System Dynamics
13.- Evaluating The Impact Of System Dynamics Based Learning Environments: Preliminary Study
14.- The Rotten Mango: The Effect Of Corruption On International Development Projects
15.- Bounded Rationality In The SD Approach For Energy Modelling
16.- A System Dynamics Analysis Of The Effects Of Capacity Limitations In A Multi-Level Production Chain
17.- Microworld For Training Traders In The Colombian Electricity Market
18.- System Dynamics Analysis Of Stability During Non-Equilibrium Stage In Physical Distribution
19.- Limits To Growth On The New Economy: An Exploration Of The Get Big Fast Strategy In Dot.Com's
20.- Implementing Formal Model Analysis
21.- A Simulation Methodology Unifying System Dynamics And Business Objects
22.- Dynamics In Spatial Logistic Chains
23.- Options In Source Code Documentation
24.- Business Modeling Process
25.- Physician Decisions As A Source Of Variation In Chronic Disease Outcomes
26.- Simulation Of Qualitiative Models To Support Business Scenario Analysis
27.- Genetic Simulated Annealing Algorithm With Selective Generation
28.- Hybrid Modelling: System Dynamics Combined With Multi-Criteria Analysis
29.- System Dynamics Practice In A Non-Ideal World: Modelling Defence Preparedness
30.- Value And Risk Evaluation Of Power Projects: A System Dynamics Approach
31.- Object Oriented Extensions To System Dynamics
32.- Industrial Dynamics To Systems Thinking
33.- Object Oriented Design Patterns And System Dynamics Components
XX INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
1.- Developing a Balanced Scorecard with System Dynamics.
2.- Optimal Neural Feedback Control for Carbon Tax Policy Gauging in Transportation.
3.- Autorregressive Models and System Dynamics: A Case Study for the Labour Market in Spain.
4.- Coordination Between Monetary Policy and Fiscal Policy by Means of a Model of Dynamic Simulation.
5.- A System Dynamics Model to Analyze Investments in Power Generation in Colombia.
6.-Quick and Rigorous, Strategic and Participative: 12 Ways to Improve on the Expected Tradeoffs.
7.- A Scoping and Consensus Building Model for Understanding the Dynamics of a Blue-Green Algae Bloom.
8.- System Dynamics Applied to Epidemics.
9.- Studying a Multi-Dimensional ProblemUsing System Dynamics: The Case of Sustainability in the Semi-Arid Argane Forest in Morocco.
10.- Advancing the Frontiers of System Dynamics Through Higher Order of Paradox.
11.- Entrepreneurial Personal Drive Becoming a Limit to the Company Potential: An Organizational Dynamics Perspective from a UK Technology Start-up Case.
12.- Banking Back Office Processing Behavior: Considerations on a Process Activity Managed by Capacity Saturation Policies.
13.- Building a Sustainable, In-House System Dynamics Capability: How an Internal System Dynamics Group Can Develop a Distinctive Service and Become an Enduring Component of the Company's Operations.
14.- A System Dynamics Analysis of the Westray Mine Disaster.
15.- Long Term Consequences of Genetically Modified Crops in Agriculture.
16.- A Dynamic Theory of the Service Management: Implications for Managing Service Improvements Avoiding the 'Service Jungle'.
17.- Play with the Ants to Understand CASOS.
18.- When Do Minor Shortages Inflate to Great Bubbles?
19.- Policies Influencing the Diffusion of Instant Messaging.
20.- Policy Optimization in Dynamic Models with Genetic Algorithms.
21.- Economic Effects of Decentralization of Government with People Empowerment: An International Comparison of Four Asian and European Rural Localities.
22.- The Dynamic Spatial Simulation Modeling of teh Effects of Land Use Change on Avian Species.
23.- A Generic Tool Based on a System Dynamics Approach to Assess SME Business Stability and Help Designing Business Tactics and Action Plans within Transient, Non-Stationary Conditions.
24.- Business Transformation Success Dynamics: It's the Communication.
25.- Solutions to Improve Performance in the UK House Building Supply Chain: The Use of A System Dynamics Model.
26.- A System Dynamics Model for the UK Private House Building Supply Chain.
27.- Is Explicit Information Important for Performance in System Dynamics?
28.- Alternative Modeling Approaches: A Case Study in the Oil and Gas Industry.
29.- System Dynamics Model Development of the canary Islands for Supporting Strategic Public Decisions.
30.- Integrative Mechanisms in New Product Development Projects: Effect of Project Complexity on Project Performance: A System Dynamics Approach.
31.A Simulation Study of Domestic Rice Distribution Under New Japanese Food Law of 1994.
32.- A Dynamic Model for the Development of New Technologies for Ship Systems.
33.- Growing Vacationland by Retaining and Attracting Knowledge Workers.
34.- Environmental Carrying Capacity of the Seoul Metropolitan Area: Estimation, Implication and Limitations.
35.- Savings-Investments Model in Egypt.
36.- Repeated Overshoot and Collapse Behavior: An Example from the Petroleum Industry.
37.- Air Traffic Controller Manpower Planning Modeling: A Learning Platform for Understanding the Staffing Process.
38.- Modeling the Dynamic Complexity of the Energy Policymaking Process.
39.- Design of Information Systems: Simulating the Effectiveness of Knowledge Transfer Throughout the Systems Analysis Phase.
40.- State Policies on Self-Sufficiency in Agricultural Section of Iran.
41.- Symphony of Eigenvalues: A Prototype for Sonification in System Dynamics.
42.-System Approach to Business Rules.
43.- Dynamics of Schedule Presure in Software Projects.
44.- Use of Financial System Dynamics Models in Local Government.
45. A Historical Fit of a Model of the US Long Wave.
46.- SIMTRANS (Freight Transportation Simulation Model)
47.- Evaluating Economic Feasibility of Environmentally Sustainable Scenarios by a Backcasting Approach with ESCOT (Economic assessment of Sustainability Policies of Transport).
48.- Short Versus Long-Term Dynamics: The Example of Ecological Management.
49.- System Thinking by Stealth: How to 'Wash the Great Unwasted'?
50.- Decision Rules and assumptions in Overexploitation of Renewable Resources.
XXI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
1.- The Obesity Problem. Is it a State In Mind ? Tarek Abdel-Hamid
2.- System Dynamics at the Design-Science Interface. Henk Akkermans
3.- Boom and Bust Shrimp Aquaculture. Steven Arquitt
4.- Misperception of Dynamics in Military Planning. Bjorn Tallak
5.- Models for National Planning. Gerald Barney
6.- Simulating Health and Social Care Delivery. Steffen Bayer
7.- A Sustainability Assessment of the Urban Rehabilitation Project. Salim Belyazid
8.- Managing Intellectual Capital through Interactive Learning Environments Based on System Dynamics and Accounting Models. Carmine Bianchi
9.- Using Simulation to Produce a Data Fusion Decision Support Tool for the Assessment of Manmade and Natural Dusasters. Donald Brown
10.- Service Quality and Customer Abandonment. Massimiliano Caramia
11.- Twelve-Year-Olds Learning Mathematics with System Dynamics. Mariene de Fatima Ochoa
12.- Economic Dynamics in Mobile Service Industry. Yueping Chen
13.- An Application of a System Dynamics Model to Evaluate Information and System Performance. Ik Jae Chung
14.- A distributed System Dynamics-Based Framework for Modeling Virtual Organizations. Bryan Conneely
15.- Are you vMad to Go for Surgery? Risk assessment for Transmission of vCJD via Surgical Instruments. Stephen Curram
16.- Extreme Event Agenda Setting and Decision Making. Michael Deegan
17.- Building a Theory of Open Online Collaboration Using System Dynamics. Vedat Diker
18.- A Basis for Understanding Fishery Management Complexities. Richard Dudley
19.- Latin and South America: A Case Study of Emergent Geopolitical Viruses. Evan Ellis
20.- A Conceptual Model of Operating Internet-based B2C Business in fast-growing Industries. Yulin Fang
21.- Modeling Real Options to Switch Among Alternatives. David Ford
22.- The Dynamics of Resource Sharing and Organizational Slack in the Growing Multibusiness Firm. Michael Shayne
23.-A Simulation Based Approach to Understanding the Dynamics of the Transition from Product Manufacturer to Service Provider. Heiko Gebauer
24.- Understanding Schedule Unreliability: A Case Study of a Facility-Tooling Project. Nuno Gil
25.- A System Dynamics View of an Island Energy System. Paraskevas Gravouniotis
26.- Information Sharing to Reduce Fluctuations in Supply Chains: A Dynamic Feedback Approach. Baris Gunduz
27.- Dynamic Process Management towards Sustained Compliance and Benefit Clinical Research. Rita Hattemer-Apostel
28.- Modeling Human Behavior as a Factor in the Dynamics of an Outbreak of Pneumonic Plague. John Heinbokel.
29.- Acquiring Higher-Order Knowledge Using the System Dynamics Approach in Teaching Business Subjects. Stefanie Hillen
30.- Economic Dynamics of R&D: Analysis of Technology and Development. Olli-Pekka Hilmola
31.- Modern Electronics: Teaching Economics to High School Students with a System Dynamics Simulator. Gary Hirsch
32.- Constructing Numerical Reference Modes from Sparse Time Series. Peter Hovmand.
33.- Another Modeling Approach: using a Novice to Do the Job - Courage to Take a Risk and You Will Have a Star ! Chia-Ming Hsu
34.- Development of a Simulator for Social Dynamics and Agent-Based Models. Kazunari Ishida
35.- System Dynamic Modeling of Engineered Landfill Covers. Jacob Jacobson
36.- An Examination of the Timing of Investments for Pay TV Operators. Daniel Jarosch
37.- A System Dynamics Model of the Development Cycle for Future Mobility Vehicles. Taewoo Kang
38.- Understanding the Dynamics of Information System Use. Shivraj Kanungo
39.- Behavioral Causes of the Bullwhip Effect in Supply Chains. Elena Katok
40.- A Comparison of the Application of Performance Indicators, System Dynamics Models and the Holon Framework to Quality Assessment. Michael Kennedy.
41.- Policy and Outcome Contrasts in the Evaluation of the Effects of Structural Change in Swiss Mountain Agriculture. Birgit Kopainsky
42.- Methods of Communication in Urban Planning and Development. Lubomir Kostron.
43.- System Dynamics of Optimal Commencement Timing for Office Building Construction. Max Kummerow
44.- Industry Evolution: A Dynamic Behavioral Model. Martin Kunc
45.- Dyadic Dynamics in Interpersonal Cycles. Harold Kurstedt
46.- Models of Attitude and Belief Change from the Perspective of System Dynamics.. Ralph Levine
47.- On the Confounding of Overshoot and Collapse Predictions by Economic Dynamics. Corey Lofdahl
48.- Lessons From Simple Stock and Flow Models. Roderick MacDonald
49.- System Dynamics and a Product-Market Matrix for Strategic Planning. Ali Mashayekhi
50.- On the Relation between System Dynamics and Soft Systems Methodology in Consulting. Stephen McIntosh
51.- Why Customer Choose Your Product. Rutger Mooy
52.- Peer Influence en Educational Reform. Don Morris
53.- System Thinking and Economics Teaching. Alfredo Moscardini
54.- System Dynamics in Six Sigma Practice. Paul Newton.
55.- Dairy Policy and Price Volatility. Charles F.Nicholson
56.- Dynamics of a System as a Process of Realization of its Potential. Grigorii Pushnoi.
57.- A Dynamic Model of Spatial Planning in Metroplotan Areas. Jaziar Radianti.
58.- Methodological Problems in the Formulation and Validation of System Dynamics Models Incorporating Soft Variables. Santanu Roy
59.- Development of Multiplanyer Games through Group Modeling. Morten Ruud.
60.- Modeling the Forest or Modeling the Trees. Nadine Schieritz.
61.- Linking Balanced Scorecard to System Dynamics. Frank Schoeneborn.
62.- Geniusys: Systematically Developing Genius. Rohita Singh