Abstract for: Proposed Participatory Modeling Special Interest Group (SIG) Poster Presentation and Meeting

The Proposed Participatory Modeling Special Interest Group (SIG) is a community formed by scholars and practitioners interested in participatory SD approaches to model development and use; the Poster Session highlights this interest. The SIG ‘to be’ has a listserv and bulletin board, has been active in organizing the program thread on participative approaches in the annual conferences and has had informal meetings in the past. In this year’s meeting we want to make the step to a full SIG and focus on two things: a) collect signatures in support of a formal SIG, and b) ask for volunteers to help organize the SIG and lead specific activities. Activities may include organizing the annual thread, meetings in or separate to the conference, joint publications or others that further the exchange of knowledge on participatory modeling. We welcome all those interested to join.