Applying Systems Thinking, Information Systems, Operations Research and Management to Social Problems


A half-day workshop, Friday November 19th 2004, 1 to 6 pm

 at Eastern Connecticut State University


Organized by:

The International Operations Research Working Group on Complex Societal Problems and the

ECSU Nonprofit Leadership & Philanthropy Initiative (NLPI)


Program Committee: Co-Chairs: Dr E Martin and Dr D Petkov, ECSU.  Members: Dr D. DeTombe, The Netherlands, Chair, Int. OR WG on Complex Societal Problems; S. Brant, Trimtab Mgt Services, Dr K Laird, SCSU, Dr Olga Petkova, CCSU, Dr J Kilburn, ECSU.



This ECSU workshop is designed for researchers and practitioners to share experiences, dilemmas, proposals and current research on the application of Systems Thinking, IT, Operations Research and Management to Complex Societal Problems. Related areas also include Community Operations Research, Community Informatics, Social development, Inter-organizational Relationships & Civil Society Building.



This is a “Pre DSI 2004 Boston event,” held in conjunction with the DSI mini-track on Complex Societal Problems taking place Sunday am Nov 21st




Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a one-page application (single spaced, Times New Roman, 12 pt. font.) that includes a title, authors’ names, affiliation, and email and an abstract to  by November 1st 2004. Papers, presentations, proposals, panels are all welcome. There is no registration fee for this event. For further information or questions, please contact Dr. E. Martin or Dr. D. Petkov, .


Please come to Willimantic, CT just for the workshop or on your way to DSI 2004 in Boston!