Weekly WPI System Dynamics Digest: Keeping people in the loop

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Weekly WPI System Dynamics Digest: Keeping people in the loop

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Happy #SundaySummary or #MarketingMonday (depending on where you are)!

This digest is a summary of system dynamics (SD), systems thinking (ST), simulation, dynamical systems and operations research, industrial and systems engineering material that I encounter throughout the week.

On #WednesdayWiSDom, we plan to release a new SD-cast episode so you can hear (or read) Karim Chichakly's SD/STory. Sorry, no spoilers.

I will share something else that Karim (and Ivan?) shared with us in a WPI Peer Tutoring Session--Barry Richmond's "System Dynamics/Systems Thinking:
Let's Just Get On With It"

The WPI System Dynamics Collective Learning Meetings (CLMs) for next semester will be on Fridays 3PM - 4PM ET (Boston time). Check the tentative schedule, guidelines (for presenters and participants) and requirements (recording is optional) in the link below:

Share Your Work in Progress

News and Updates

The System Dynamics Society Economics SIG Newsletter is now available. Note: Some of the times for the April 9th meeting are wrong. The meetings are still 3PM Boston time but I forgot that daylight savings starts March 14th and that other places don't observe daylight savings. Here is a time zone converter
The COVID News and Resources section of this digest will no longer exist. Please see the new System Dynamics Society (SDS) Discussion Forum for the links to the old COVID Simulation Models and Other Resources.
The videos of the SDS COVID Plenary, Panel, and Highlights, and other videos are on the YouTube playlist and not a separate line item
Feel free to comment or add articles and more models there
Corrections:
The WPI SD CLM screening of Prof. David Lane's "2020 Vision: Reflections on World Dynamics & The Limits to Growth" is this Fri, Jan 22nd. Apologies for the confusion. In the last digest, the date was wrong
On #MarketingMondays, we send the Zoom link and call-in info about our upcoming CLM. Apologies for the confusion if you saw our event on the SDS calendar. SDS was training me on how to submit an event and I wasn't fully prepared
New weekly WPI SDigest topics will be in this "News and Updates" section and labeled as *New* in their respective sections. Thanks, Tom C., for suggesting a way to differentiate these from old material. SD/ST-folks tend to focus on integration and not differentiation but recognize the importance of derivatives! Hope that this section is the minimum you will read. See the inflection point? Alright, this is the maximum number of math jokes for this digest
New Events/Call for Papers
MIT's Monday Morning System Dynamics Seminars
"Implications Of Behavioral Risk Responses For The COVID-19 Pandemic" by Tse Yang Lim
Fri, Jan 25th 9AM - 10:30AM (Boston time)
Stanford University's Operations, Information, and Technology weekly seminars are now available for live streaming
Harvard Data Science Initiative (HDSI)'s Bias^2 Seminar
"Stop Explaining Black Box Machine Learning Models for High Stakes Decisions and use Interpretable Models Instead" by Cynthia Rudin
Thu, Jan 28th 1:30PM - 2:45PM (Boston time)
International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2021)
Paper Deadline: Fri, Feb 12th
Details
New Jobs
(Voluntary) Chief Editor for Simulation
Society for Modeling and Simulation International
Deadline: Sun, Jan 31st
(Voluntary) Chief Editor for Open Access Healthcare Modeling and Simulation Journal
Society for Modeling and Simulation International
Deadline: Sun, Jan 31st
Finalists Selected for the World’s Leading Operations Research and Analytics Award: 2021 INFORMS Franz Edelman Competition Elevates Research that is Saving Lives, Saving Money and Solving Problems
For more System Dynamics news, see the "Society News" section near the bottom of the System Dynamics Society's home page. Here is the link to past WPI System Dynamics Digests. Ventana Systems graciously offered to archive the WPI SD Digests and other emails so you can use the search feature. Thank you, Ventana Systems!


Reminders and Requests

Spring 2021 WPI System Dynamics Graduate Courses
SD 550. System Dynamics Foundation: Managing Complexity
SD 557. Latent Structures, Unintended Consequences and Policy
SD 562. Project Dynamics
If you are not enrolled in a WPI program, you can still take classes as a non-WPI student
Tuition and International Payment Information
3 credit hour/course * $1,610/credit hour = $4,830/course (+ $60 graduate fee)
Review Requests
Khalid Saeed's (saeed@wpi.edu)
People Express
Prof. Saeed will use this in his undergrad course SS 1505: Games for Understanding Complexity
"Fishy" Banks: A Game about Human Trafficking
Developed by two WPI undergrad students
Advised by Prof. Saeed and Prof. Renata Konrad
Working paper "Why Forrester wished to replace both differential equations and economics?"
Francisco "Paco" Araujo's
MIES Project model which investigates the dynamics of research, knowledge, and understanding
Arctic Social-Environmental System model which he built as a result of the International System Dynamics Conference (ISDC) 2020 workshop "Peace Engineering in the Arctic: Accommodating diverse interests in a changing environment"
Büşra Atamer Balkan, Hector Menendez, Andreas Nicolaidis, Kelechi Odoemena, Robert Lamb, Monique Ann Tiongco, Stueti Gupta, and Arpitha Peteru's "Understanding the Impact of COVID19 on Agriculture and Food Supply Chains: System Dynamics Modeling for the Resilience of Smallholder Farmers”
The Operational Research (OR) Society is looking to create a network of independent consultants working in OR and systems thinking
Listen to or read the transcripts to SD-cast's "What is your SDory?" series using the button below:

SD-cast: What is your SDory?

SD-cast is also available on iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts


System Dynamics/Dynamical Systems/Systems Thinking Events

The Waters Center for Systems Thinking's Studio Series
On Tuesdays from Jan 19 - Feb 23rd
Leading for Impactful Change
8AM - 10AM PST // 11AM - 1PM (Boston time)
Details
Introduction to Systems Thinking
2PM - 4PM PST // 5PM - 7PM (Boston time)
Details
Climate Interactive's The En-ROADS Climate Workshop
Thu, Jan 21st
8AM (Boston time) or
3PM (Boston time)
Details
The System Dynamics Society's Psychology and Human Behavior Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting
Fri, Jan 22 1:30PM (Boston time)
Email Pascal Gambardella for more details and to be added to the SIG mailing list
*Correction* WPI System Dynamics Collective Learning Meeting
Screening of "2020 Vision: Reflections on World Dynamics & The Limits to Growth" by David Lane [Lane expected to attend virtually]
Fri, Jan 22th 3PM - 4PM (Boston time)
Details TBA
*New* MIT's Monday Morning System Dynamics Seminars
"Implications Of Behavioral Risk Responses For The COVID-19 Pandemic" by Tse Yang Lim
Fri, Jan 25th 9AM - 10:30AM (Boston time)
The System Dynamics Society's Agriculture and Food SIG meeting
"The dairy herd model: opportunities from the SMART-ET COVID-19 project" by Alberto Stanislao Atzori, Busra Atamer, Antonio Gallo
Thu, Jan 28th 12PM (Boston time)
Email agr.sig.sd@gmail.com for more details and to be added to the SIG mailing list
Blackmetric's Business Analysis Webinar Series
"Cultivating Dissent: Why Ensuring Voices Are Heard is Hard" by Raafat Zaini
Thu, Feb 11th 1:30PM (Boston time) // 6:30PM London
The Waters Center for Systems Thinking's Health System Forum
Thu, Feb 11th 8AM - 2PM PST // 11AM - 5PM (Boston time)
Details
One World Dynamics Monthly Seminars
Hamiltonian Dynamics
Fri, Feb 12th 3PM (Berlin time) // 9AM (Boston time)
Institute for Computational & Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) Workshop on Mathematical and Computational Approaches to Social Justice
Mar 8th - 10th
Details
4th Annual Workshop on System Dynamics in Transportation Modelling
Thu, Apr 15th 7AM - Noon (Boston time)
Details
SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems (DS21)
May 23rd - 27th
Details
MLDADS 2021 – Machine Learning and Data Assimilation for Dynamical Systems
Wed, Jun 16th
Details
The 39th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society
Jul 25th - 29th
Details
Various Systems Thinking Events


Job or Research Opportunities

EU-funded Critical Earth project PhD positions on Climate Dynamics.
Deadlines vary
Details
Full-Time PostDoc in Disease Systems Modeling
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Deadline: Fri, Jan 22nd
Details
*New* (Voluntary) Chief Editor for Simulation
Society for Modeling and Simulation International
Deadline: Sun, Jan 31st
*New* (Voluntary) Chief Editor for Open Access Healthcare Modeling and Simulation Journal
Society for Modeling and Simulation International
Deadline: Sun, Jan 31st
The UK Food Systems Centre for Doctoral Training (UKFS-CDT)
Deadline: Mon, Feb 15th
Details
PhD Student in Collective Behavior
Complexity Science Hub Vienna
Details
Research Associate
Case Western University's Center for Community Health Integration
Details
Assistant, Associate and Full Professor
Case Western University's Center for Community Health Integration
Details
Assistant Professor of Management, Business Analytics or Information Systems
Alfred University
Details
Management Consultants specializing in system dynamics and advanced analytics
Sage Analysis Group
1-page overview
Details
See the SD Society's Career Link page which has more job postings


Call for Papers/Abstracts/Grants

Policies for Action: Public Policy Research to Advance Racial Equity and Racial Justice Grant
Letters of Intent Deadline: Tue, Nov 24th 3PM EST (Boston time)
Details
Simulation Modeling and Systems Science to Address Health Disparities Grant
Expiration date: Mon, May 8th, 2023
Details
SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems (DS21)
Deadline for Minisymposium Proposal: Mon, Jan 11th
Deadline for Contributed Lecture, Poster and Minisymposium Presentation Abstracts: Mon, Jan 25th
Details
10th OR Society Simulation Workshop 2021 (SW21)
Deadline for posters: Tue, Jan 12th
Details
11th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Deadline: Fri, Jan 15th
Details
MLDADS 2021 – Machine Learning and Data Assimilation for Dynamical Systems
Deadline: Fri, Jan 15th
Details
2021 Annual Modeling and Simulation Conference
Deadline for Tutorial Proposal: Fri, Jan 22nd
Deadline for Paper Submission: Mon, Mar 1st
Details
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Special Issue on Sustainability and Resilience in Health: The Role of Performance Management
Deadline: Sun, Jan 31st
Details
SIAM conference on Control and Its Applications (CT21)
Deadline for Minisymposium Proposal: Wed, Jan 13th
Deadline for Contributed Lecture, Poster and Minisymposium Presentation Abstracts: Wed, Feb 3rd
Details
Fourth Northeast Regional Conference on Complex Systems (NERCCS 2021)
Deadline: Mon, Feb 1st
Details
*New* International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2021)
Paper Deadline: Fri, Feb 12th
Details
Systems Special Issue on System Dynamics and Quantitative Methods for the Analysis of Societal Threats
Deadline: Sun, Feb 14th
Details
4th Annual Workshop on System Dynamics in Transportation Modelling
Abstract Deadline: Mon, Feb 15th
Details
Institute for Computational & Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) Workshop on Mathematical and Computational Approaches to Social Justice
Deadline: Fri, Feb 19th
Details
Mathematical and Computational Approaches to Social Justice
31st European Conference on Operational Research
Deadline: Sun, Feb 28th
Details
Theory and Foundations of Modeling and Simulation, TMS'21 (part of the Annual Modeling and Simulation Conference, ANNSIM'21)
Deadline: Mon, Mar 1st
Details
2021 International System Dynamics Conference
Deadline: Thu, Mar 25th
Details
The First Indian International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Deadline: Thu, Apr 1st
Details


Other Events

AnyLogic Events
The University of Hong Kong's Systems Analytics Global Leaders' Seminars
*New* Stanford University's Operations, Information, and Technology weekly seminars are now available for live streaming
IISE Data Analytics and Information Systems division webinar
"An Introduction to the Fairness in Machine Learning, Fundamental Concepts, and Real-World Examples"
Tue, Jan 19th 11AM (Boston time)
*New* Harvard Data Science Initiative (HDSI)'s Bias^2 Seminar
"Stop Explaining Black Box Machine Learning Models for High Stakes Decisions and use Interpretable Models Instead" by Cynthia Rudin
Thu, Jan 28th 1:30PM - 2:45PM (Boston time)
IFORS Global Webinar Series – NORAM
"O.R. in North America: Sustainability and O.R."
Fri, Feb 5th 11AM (Boston time)
11th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Mar 7th - 11th
Details
Brown University's Institute for Computational & Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) workshop on "Mathematical and Computational Approaches to Social Justice"
Mar 8th - 10th
Details
10th OR Society Simulation Workshop 2021 (SW21)
Mar 22nd - 24th
Details
Fourth Northeast Regional Conference on Complex Systems (NERCCS 2021)
Mar 31st - Apr 2nd
Details
International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2021)
Jun 16th - 18th
Details
31st European Conference on Operational Research
Jul 11th - 14th
Details
SIAM conference on Control and Its Applications (CT21)
Jul 19th - 21st
Details
2021 Annual Modeling and Simulation Conference (ANNSIM'21)
Jul 19th - 22nd
Details
The First Indian International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (Scopus Indexing)
Aug 16th - 18th
Details
Advice to posters seeking help (it really helps us to help you)
http://www.ventanasystems.co.uk/forum/v ... f=2&t=4391

Units are important!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-27509559
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