Daily Archives: July 29, 2009

System Dynamics conference 2009, and CAS-IP using SDM technique for research

Sebastian Derwisch presents at the 27th International System Dynamics Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (July 2009)This week sees the 27th International System Dynamics Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.  The CAS-IP System Dynamics Modelling team were there and on Monday Sebastian Derwisch presented a plenary presentation entitled: “Model-based exploration of strategies for fostering adoption of improved seed in West Africa” (download the paper here)

Sebastian Derwisch had the following to say:

“Two plenary presentations in the morning [Monday] highlighted the potential a contribition from the field of SD could make to global challenges like energy, climate change and food production. The research of CAS-IP (and the CGIAR) relates directly to the long term goals of the SD society. This shows that system dynamicists also see the methodology as a suitable approach to adress these global challenges.”

I am looking forward to hearing more from both Sebastian Derwisch and Sebastian Poehlmann about how their interactions at this conference may influence the future of the SDM work they are doing for CAS-IP.