Abstract for: Model Analysis Roundtable and SIG-MA Annual Meeting
The Special Interest Group on Model Analysis (SIG-MA) focuses on the development, use and advancement of formal model analysis methods in System Dynamics. These methods currently include: Pathway Participation Metric, Fordís Behavioural Analysis and Eigenstructure-based methods, amongst others. The focus of this group is not so much on the validity of model equations as, given the equations, how can they best be analyzed and interpreted back to reality. The activities of SIG-MA also includes the further development of tools for model analysis and clear communication of their use (and benefits) in applications. The SIG-MA is open to all system dynamicists interested in formal analysis.