Special Issue "System Dynamics: Examples of Good Practice in Modelling and Simulation"
A special issue of Systems (ISSN 2079-8954).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).
Interests: system dynamics; systems engineering; decision making; systems archetypes; simulation; modelling; computer science
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Systems: Modelling of Economic Systems
Topical Collection in Systems: System Dynamics
Topical Collection in Systems: Systems Engineering
Special Issue in Systems: Mathematical Models of Economic Systems
System dynamics continues its expansion to various fields in which it helps to understand the nature of specific issues and contributes to formulation of their solutions. Throughout the decades of its existence, systems dynamics has helped to improve our understanding of the world around us in various domains, such as business, economics, environment, health, human behavior, information and knowledge management, public policy, security, strategic decision-making, and learning and teaching. System dynamics applies to dynamic problems arising in complex social, economic, biological, ecological, or even technical systems. Literally any system characterized by interdependence, mutual interaction of its parts, feedbacks with embedded nonlinearity, delays, or circular causality is a subject of interest. The field developed initially from the work of Jay W. Forrester, focused on industrial dynamics, has been currently developed by individuals and organizations such as the System Dynamics Society. Today, system dynamics represents a methodological approach, for which tools and techniques have already been developed and applied by academicians, consultants, practitioners, educators, managers or policy makers. Together with significant results in particular fields, growing interest in system dynamics also brings challenges related to the research and application of related tools.
Application of system dynamics modeling and simulation on specific case studies or particular actual issues from various fields and contexts is welcomed as long as a novel contribution or innovative insight into system dynamics principles, techniques or procedures is provided. Please note, simple application of the system dynamics methodology cannot be considered as suitable for publication in this Special issue.
Dr. Vladimír Bureš
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- System dynamics
- Simulation and modeling
- Mental model
- Feedback loop
- Hard and soft systems
- System structure and behavior
- Stock-and-flow diagram
- Causal-loop diagram
- System dynamics software packages