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International Journal of Decision Support Systems (1 paper in press)
Crowd Model Building as a Collective Decision Support System by Ali Haji Gholam Saryazdi, Ali Rajabzadeh Ghatari, Ali Naghi Mashayekhi, Alireza Hasanzadeh Abstract: The system dynamics approach for modeling complex socioeconomic systems was originally developed in the 1950s. Using this approach, different researchers have designed a diversity of model building methods with specific characteristics depending on various data sources, conditions, objectives and applications. On the one hand, the expansion of system dynamics applications and related issues has caused the development of various model building methods necessary. On the other hand, information technology advances specifically web 2.0 and other social networks have led to the development of various model building methods with more capabilities. Thus, the main purpose of this paper is to introduce crowd model building method based on web 2.0 and social networks. To achieve this objective, first, various system dynamics modeling methods including Document model building (DMB), Individual model building (IMB), Group model building (GMB), Community model building (CoMB) and Crowd model building (CMB) were compared and contrasted through a systematic literature review. At this step, all the papers accepted at two preliminary rounds of research conference on system dynamics in 1976 and 1981 and 33 rounds of conference on system dynamics since 1983 until 2015 along with papers available on Elsevier and Wiley scientific database were reviewed. Finally, Crowd Model Building was fully explained. Keywords: Online/Web Surveys; Collective Decision Support System(CDSS); System Dynamics II (SD 2.0); Crowd Model Building (CMB).