SYDIC new member of NDSAN

The Italian association SYDIC (acronym of System Dynamics Italian Chapter) has joined NDSAN as a new member in order to contribute to the development of the network. This association is also member since 1996 of SDS (System Dynamics Society), an international no-profit organization which aim is encouraging the development and use of System Dynamics and systems thinking around the world among researchers, educators, students, consultants in the academic, in the public and the private sector.

System Dynamics is a computer-aided approach to policy analysis and design. It enquires to dynamic problems arising in complex social, managerial, economic, or ecological systems delineated by interdependence, mutual interaction, information feedback, and circular causality. This kind of approach is related to the study of the behaviour of socio-economic systems. In fact, the SD puts great emphasis on a continuous view, looking beyond events to discover their latent dynamic patterns and focusing on the policy structure underlying decisions. According to this methodology, events and decisions are seen as surface phenomena that ride on an underlying current of system structure and behaviour.

SYDIC was founded in 1996 and it was created by a group of academics who wanted to spread out the knowledge of the System Dynamics. It involves entrepreneurs, researchers and consultants who are interested in this analysis field from different points of view.

The main objectives of this association are:

  • promoting and developing this approach in Italy;

  • creating new linkages with other relevant European associations;

  • enhancing a scientific network composed by associations and institutions involved in this scientific and technical field;

  • promoting and realizing several scientific workshops in order to encourage a productive and profitable exchange of experiences, best practices and knowledge

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