OR63: Systems Thinking

Many OR and Systems practitioners share a common interest in systemic intervention to address highly complex organizational, social and environmental problems.

This stream provides a fantastic opportunity to bring people from both the OR and Systems communities together to learn from one another, so both can be enriched. We welcome the widest possible diversity of practitioners and academics, whichever tradition of systems thinking or systemic OR you come from.

We're now looking for OR professionals, data scientists, professors, researchers, analysts, engineers, etc., to present at this event. Submit your 300-word presentation summary on systems thinking by the now extended deadline of the 25th of June to join our expert OR63 speakers!

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Submissions deadline extended: 25 June 2021

Share your systems thinking experience

Contributions from either academics, the industry or the public sector are welcome!

We encourage the submission of abstracts discussing applications of:

  • systems thinking
  • methodological innovations
  • theoretical contributions
  • thoughts on the diversity
  • impacts and ethics of systemic OR practice
  • connections with other areas of OR (e.g., problem structuring, community OR, public policy)
  • reflections on the past, present and future of Systems Thinking in OR
Submit your 300-word summary now to speak at our systems thinking stream.

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Meet the stream organisers

If you have any questions, please contact one of the stream organisers below using their details listed. 

Gerald Midgley

Gerald Midgley, 
University of Hull
[email protected]

Giles Hindle

Giles Hindle, 
University of Hull
[email protected]

Niki Jobson

Niki Jobson, 
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
[email protected]

Anita Mirijamdotter

Anita Mirijamdotter, 
[email protected]

Sadaf Salavati

Sadaf Salavati, 
[email protected]





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