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Archive: May 2016 (Simulation Special Interest Group)


Wednesday, 11 May 2016
Martin Kunc

JOHN CROCKER wrote his perceptions about the recent SW16 conference in OR Inside. He said: 

"Not a postal area of London, but the biennial Simulation Workshop which this year ran from 11 to 13 April and was held at the new venue, Ettington Chase Hotel, a few miles south of Stratford-upon-Avon. I have to admit that I rather like the new venue but it will be interesting to see what the feedback is from the other delegates. This year’s event was spread over three days with the first day’s series of tutorials starting after lunch, making it a lot easier for many of us to get there on time."

Other activities to highlight were:

  1. A good set of SD papers and a tutorial to complement the usual DES papers
  2. We had the Annual General Meeting of the SIG with the attendance of few but highly involved academics in the area of Simulation. Some of the issues discussed were:
    1. The arrangement to have a one-day PhD Colloqium on Simulation methods during 2016. We are looking for volunteers.
    2. The development of a one-day event on Distributed Simulation organised by Simon Taylor by the end of 2016.
    3. New chairs to be named before the end of 2016 to replace Tom Monks (DES) and Martin Kunc (SD)

Please, participate in the SIG by delivering any activity that helps to discuss advances in the area, connect practitioners with academics, support PhD students or just have a bit of social networking.

The SIG has a budget to support activities.

Thank you,

Martin Kunc

 



Dear All,

The System Dynamics community has held the UK Chapter annual conference. The event was in London at the Warwick Business School campus. More than 40 participants attended the event and there was an interesting blend between practitioners', academics' and students' presentations. Some presentations and videos can be obtained from the website of the UK Chapter of the SD Society.

From May 9-11, the first NATCOR course for PhD students on System Dynamics was held at the Warwick Business School campus in Warwick. Eigthteen students from different universities in the UK and Europe attended the course. It was very good to see so many enthusiastic students sharing their research topics. John Morecroft, Brian Dangerfield and Martin Kunc were the lecturers. We hope to see more students in the next course.

I am looking for volunteers interested in organising events that connect System Dynamics with the wider Simulation community. Feel free to send me an email if you have an idea. The SIG has funding to support the initiative.

Martin Kunc

 



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