×I11. Towards better social and environmental outcomes through effective modelling processes and practices

As modelling shifts away from the traditional focus on the model itself and towards the role of model development in linking science, decision-making and social learning, we are seeing a new wave of research on what constitutes good modelling practice. Novel practices and processes in modelling are further motivated by increasing mainstream use of models in high stakes policy contexts, new sources of data for validation and model building, and understanding of the subjective, social, and behavioural phenomena underpinning modelling.

This session encourages a broad view on the topics of problem framing, model co-design, system identification and conceptualisation, uncertainty, and validation with a focus on evaluating the quality of modelling, models, and model predictions.

We welcome methodological contributions and empirical explorations of these issues from a variety of perspectives, including:

Key topics: (Good) modelling practice, Social-environmental systems, Model evaluation, Modelling pathway processes