Cross-impact balance analysis (CIB) introduced by Weimer-Jehle in 2006 has become an established approach in socio-environmental scenario building in the fields of climate change, energy transition, water management and many others. With today at least 300 applications by 80 organizations, this semi-quantitative form of systems analysis (conceptual modeling) can be considered state of the art in qualitative yet systematic scenario construction. CIB plays an increasing role in socio-environmental modelling: it is used to assure internal consistency of qualitative scenarios and to build and select sets of context scenarios for environmental (numerical) modeling. At the same time, new applications (e.g. for policy design, for the integration of knowledge and across scales) and new methodological developments (e.g. for data collection, data analysis and scenario presentation) are being developed. Therefore, we would like to invite the growing CIB research community, experienced users but also newcomers, to discuss state of the art applications as well as future research avenues.
At the moment, we strive for a format in presence.
We particularly welcome:
The interactive session will be the starting point for developing an edited volume on the frontiers of CIB research jointly with the participants. A follow up workshop/discussion session will also be organised at iEMSs2022.