Simulation & Gaming:
An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theory, Practice and Research
Simulation and gaming in utility
Call for papers for a symposium issue of
|Contact details:||Delft University
of Technology, Jaffalaan 5, 2628 BX Delft, The Netherlands
telephone: + 31 15 2787185; fax: + 31 15 2786439.
Utility industries provide us with most of the basic individual and social needs such as electricity, gas, water, and waste disposal. However, since the early 1990s, the world of utilities of most Western economies has been changing rapidly and profoundly due to de-regulation and re-regulation, privatization and liberalization. Business managers and public administrators have to learn how to manage the transformations required from their companies. In this context, simulation and gaming techniques can be used effectively for strategy making, organizational change, policy evaluations, crisis management, operations research, in-company training… etc.
This special issue will explore and demonstrate successful applications of simulation and/or gaming methods for the private and/or public utility companies in a context of deregulation. We are looking for possible contributions showing a variety of simulation and gaming applications (and techniques) applied in different utility industries, and in various countries.
The special issue is planned to be published in the second half of 2004.
|Deadline for abstract / proposal Notification of abstract acceptance Full paper submission Review process Revised paper submission Editing and publication process Publication in S&G||End of December 2003 January February 2004 March April May September|
Authors who are interested to make a submission are requested to send an abstract of about 500 words to the guest editors (address included above). Abstract should include: title, key words, corresponding author, full authors’ information (addresses, affiliations, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses).
In addition, a reference text written by the author(s) (e.g. a non-published conference paper or selection of a research report) describing research or a simulation-gaming case would be helpful.