If you are new to the field of system dynamics, this is a great opportunity to develop your valuable system dynamics skillset! If you are already a well-seasoned system dynamics modeler, you can still showcase your skills by tackling, what will be a real world challenge. As system dynamists we look forward to listening and learning from the insights gained through tackling our 2023 competition challenge head on, thus enriching future growth and stimulation in the field of system dynamics. Stay tuned for more information from our organizers Corne du Plooy and Andries Botha!
The top rated submissions, will be presenting their work to the country’s system dynamics network at the anticipated 11th South African System Dynamics Conference on the 16th -17th November 2022, where the winner/s will be announced.
Why enter our FREE competition?
•Learn new modelling skills, directly from experts, for free!!
•Collaborate and network
•Prizes to be won!
As humanity’s challenges increase in complexity, system dynamics are becoming more essential
System dynamics is known for its ability to integrate various fields through systems thinking and
mathematical computer based simulations, which can improve decision making and forge systemic
solutions, rather than symptomatic fixes that backfire
As humanity’s challenges increase in complexity, system dynamics are becoming more essential. System dynamics is known for its ability to integrate various fields through systems thinking and mathematical computer-based simulations, which can improve decision-making and forge systemic solutions, rather than symptomatic fixes that backfire.
This year is going to be different You will be given a small, working simulation Then you/your team
will expand on the structure and explore your own interesting questions The competition will take
place over 3 weeks, and we will meet on Saturdays Additionally, there will be three legs, join one,
two or all three:
1) 15 to 29 April 2023 Exploring fish banks Fishery industry (Note: this stream has been concluded and is no longer valid)
2) 10 to 24 June 2023 Predator prey Ecological diversity (Note: this stream has been concluded and is no longer valid)
3) 12 to 26 Aug 2023 Stream co flows Pollution in hydrological systems