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SW16 Tutorial Sessions and Workshop

New for 2016!  Beginner and Advanced Simulation Tutorials

The SW16 conference has been extended to 2.5 days for 2016 so that delegates can attend our brand new tutorial streams.  So, make sure that you have booked and paid to attend and arrive no later than lunchtime on Monday 11 April 2016 so that you don’t miss out.

We are delighted to announce the following confirmed tutorials (with more to follow!)

  • Simulation Input Uncertainty. Prof. Russell Cheng; University of Southampton
  • Introduction to System Dynamics: From Romeo and Juliet to Business Operations.Prof. John Morecroft; London Business School
  • Conceptual Modelling for Simulation. Prof. Stewart Robinson;  University of Loughborough
  • Practitioner and Academic Collaborations: Getting the Best from Both Worlds Dr Simon Taylor; Brunel University
  • An Introduction to Agent Based Modelling Dr Bhakti Stephan Onggo. Lancaster University

We are delighted to announce the following confirmed workshop!

  • The Hospital Discharge Game: A Game Theory-Inspired Workshop to Encourage Cooperation Between Health & Social Care Organisations. Daniel Chalk and Sean Manzi, NIHR CLAHRC for the South West Peninsula, University of Exeter, UK

Traditionally, health and social care organisations have operated independently, with minimal interaction and poor integration of the various services with which a patient comes into contact. In some cases, ‘perverse’ systemic incentives have discouraged cooperation and led to a ‘silo mentality’. In this paper, we present an interactive workshop game that can be played with those working in and around health and social care. The game places teams in the roles of community and acute hospitals, and asks them to make discharge decisions about patients. However, a ‘perverse’ incentive is present in the system, and opposing teams are not allowed to communicate, which leads to increasingly ‘selfish’ decision making. We outline the details of this game, and show how it can be used as a tool to facilitate understanding of the benefits of cross-organisational communication and cooperation. We also present data from an initial pilot of this workshop.

More details of each tutorial can be found here: