Abstract for: German Chapter Poster Presentation

Eighteen months after its foundation, the German Chapter is still on a stable growth path. Having attracted another 25 members since the Boston conference, the Chapter currently counts 70 paying members and is pleased to keep another 70+ interested individuals updated through its newsletter. The Chapter advances networking and collaboration among system dynamicists in Germany with the frequent organisation of SD roundtables and other meetings in various German cities. On June 09th and 10th, the 2nd German System Dynamics Workshop will be held at Mannheim University. The event brings together modellers from both the scientific community and corporate practice. Combining talks, presentations, and modelling exercises, the workshop offers a wide array of opportunities to exchange ideas and opinions. A workshop on logistics and traffic management is organized in cooperation with the German OR society. Drawing on the complementarities of the research paradigms of OR and SD, the workshop aims at the advancement of a joint perspective on complex problems from the logistics, aviation, and general traffic domain. The workshop is to be held on November 13th and 14th at Frankfurt Airport. Submissions are welcome. More information on the activities of the German Chapter is available from our website at http://www.systemdynamics.de.