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International Journal of System Dynamics Applications (IJSDA) Volume 3, Issue 4

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The International Journal of System Dynamics Applications (IJSDA) publishes original scientific and quality research on the theory of and advances in dynamical systems with analyses of measure-theoretical and topological aspects. This interdisciplinary journal provides audiences with an extensive exploration of the perspectives and methods of system dynamics and system thinking, which are applied to systems in the fields of engineering, soft computing, economics, management, and medicine, among others. The journal also covers strongly related research areas including control, automation, soft-computing and systems. IJSDA publishes original articles, reviews, technical reports, patent alerts, and case studies on the latest innovative findings of new methodologies and techniques. The journal welcomes active participation and contribution by researchers, not only by submitting original works but also by making constructive suggestions for improving of the journal. IJSDA appeals to academics, researchers, and professionals in the fields of engineering, modeling, and computer simulation, decision analysis, soft computing, control systems, biomedical modeling, dynamical systems, applied mathematics, statistics, natural sciences, policy analysis, management science, economics, and behavioural sciences.

This issue contains the following articles:

  • Analysis & Minimization of the Effect of Delay on Load Balancing for Efficient Web Server Queueing Model
  • Dealing with Multiple Models in System Dynamics: Perspectives on the Future of Copper
  • A Model-Based Exploration and Policy Analysis Related to Prostitution and Human Trafficking
  • Using System Dynamics Method to Manage Construction and Demolition Waste
  • A Qualitative Systems Thinking Approach in Understanding the Implementation of Innovation on Construction Projects
  • Simulation Tool for Inventory Models: SIMIN

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Masthead
  3. Call For Articles
  4. Analysis & Minimization of the Effect of Delay on Load Balancing for Efficient Web Server Queueing Model
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. RELATED WORK
    4. 3. DYNAMIC DELAY MODEL FOR WEB SERVER QUEUING SYSTEM
    5. 4. ANALYSIS OF THE LOAD BALANCING POLICY FOR WEB SERVER QUEUE
    6. 5. RFBDM: PROPOSED DELAY MODEL FOR WEB SERVER QUEUING SYSTEM
    7. 6. SIMULATION ANALYSIS AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF PROPOSED MODEL
    8. 7. DISCUSSION
    9. 8. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
    10. REFERENCES
  5. Dealing with Multiple Models in System Dynamics:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. MODELLING THE UNCERTAIN COPPER SYSTEM
    4. 3. THE MODELS
    5. 4. DIFFERENCES IN SCENARIOS/RUNS BETWEEN PAIRS OF MODELS
    6. 5. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ENDNOTES
  6. A Model-Based Exploration and Policy Analysis Related to Prostitution and Human Trafficking
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. THE PROBLEM
    4. 3. THE METHOD: EXPLORATORY MULTI-MODEL SYSTEM DYNAMICS
    5. 4. A SIMULATION MODEL: STRUCTURE AND BEHAVIOR
    6. 5. COMBINED POLICIES AND INTERPRETATION
    7. 6. TESTING POLICY ROBUSTNESS UNDER DEEP UNCERTAINTY
    8. 7. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
  7. Using System Dynamics Method to Manage Construction and Demolition Waste
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. RELATED WORKS
    4. 3. METHOD
    5. 4. RESULTS
    6. 5. DISCUSSION
    7. 6. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
  8. A Qualitative Systems Thinking Approach in Understanding the Implementation of Innovation on Construction Projects
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. INNOVATION IN GENERAL
    4. 3. INNOVATION IN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
    5. 4. THEORETICAL UNDERSTANDING
    6. 5. DEVELOPMENT OF SYSTEMS THINKING MODEL
    7. 6. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
  9. Simulation Tool for Inventory Models: SIMIN
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MATERIAL AND METHODS
    4. DISCUSSION
    5. NUMERICAL EXAMPLE
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
  10. Call For Articles