Abstract for: German Chapter Informal Gathering

The German Chapter advances networking and collaboration among System Dynamicists in Germany. By end of 2012 the German Chapter had 7 institutional members (also listed on our website) and 112 (personal) members and keeps more than 300 interested researchers, managers, and students updated through its e-mail newsletter. System Dynamics colloquia and roundtables are regularly organized in Frankfurt/Main. These events provide a basis for meeting fellow System Dynamicists and for discussing modeling projects. On June 13-14, 2013, the Chapter's 7th Annual Meeting is held in Würzburg. This event brings together modelers from the scientific and corporate world, and by combining talks, presentations, and modeling exercises, it offers a formidable and appreciated platform for establishing links within the community as well as for actively advancing SD skills. In addition, the Gert-von-Kortzfleisch-Prize for extraordinary work in SD conducted in Germany or in German will be awarded. More information on the activities of the German Chapter is available from our website at http://www.systemdynamics.de (in German).