Wednesday November 1

12.00 – 18.30 Pre-conference workshops

Please check your way to the workshops. They will be held in the Aalto University main building (see the link), hence NOT in the Design factory.


18.45 – 20.00 Get-together, Design Factory

Thursday November 2 – the STAGE

8.00 Registration & coffee

8.45 – 9.00 Welcoming words – Ahti Salo, Aalto University, & Marja Ylönen, VTT,  Nordic chapter president

9.00 – 9.20 Plenary talk – Ilkka Laitinen, Major General, Deputy Chief of the Finnish Border Guard

9.20 – 9.30 Discussion – chair Marja Ylönen, VTT

9.30 – 10.45 Keynote session I:

  •  9.30 Prof. Terje Aven, University of Stavanger, the President-Elect of the SRA international

Security risk: What is it and how should it be expressed?

  • 10.00 Prof. Ahti Salo, Aalto University

Security and adversarial risk analysis

  • 10.30 Discussion – chair Jan-Erik Holmberg, Risk Pilot

10.45 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30 Presentations Thu2 – See all sessions’ time and location! and all abstracts

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 15.00 the STAGE  / Round-table discussionRisk and security, experiences from different sectors, and from the EU and national level – chair Ragnar Löfstedt, Kings College London:

  • Leena Malkki, Lecturer, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Ville Brummer, Programme Director, Crisis Management Initiative, CMI
  • Jukka Ranta, Senior Researcher, Finnish food and safety authority Evira, Finland
  • Jarkko Holappa, Leading information security consultant, Nixu Oyj, Finland
  • Juhani Hyvärinen, Prof. of Modeling in Nuclear Engineering, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

15.00 – 15.15 Coffee break

15.15 – 17.15 Presentations Thu4- See all sessions’ time and location! and all abstracts

17.15 – 17.45 Meeting of the SRA Nordic

18.00 Bus from Design Factory to restaurant Löyly (or 18.15 from Radisson Blue hotel Espoo, Otaranta)

18.15 Conference dinner – restaurant Löyly

22.15 Return bus from restaurant Löyly to Radisson Blue hotel Espoo, Otaranta


Friday November 3

9.00 – 9.05 Welcoming words the STAGE

9.05 – 10.25 Keynote session II:

  •  9.05 Prof. Mark Burgman, Imperial College London

Expert Judgment and security: reliability and reasoning in geopolitical forecasts

  • 9.35 Discussion – chair Prof. Sakari Kuikka, University of Helsinki


  • 9.45 Associate Prof. Sissel Haugdal Jore, University of Stavanger

Security culture and the intersection of safety and security

  • 10.15 Discussion – chair Marja Ylönen, VTT

10.25 – 10.35 Coffee break: take coffee to the round-table sessions

10.40 – 12.10 the STAGE Round-table discussionChallenges and opportunities of interdisciplinarity in risk studies and risk research– chair Aiste Balzekiene, Senior researcher in sociology, Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania/Risk-Net -project:

This session invites researchers, academics and practitioners to discuss the challenges posed and opportunities provided by interdisciplinarity in risk studies and risk research and their application to encountering real life risks. What kind of methodologies and approaches define the field of risk studies or how should it be defined? Is it possible to integrate risk analysis methods from different scientific fields in risk research? How to advantageously integrate diverse practical experiences into the risk studies programs? But also, in turn, how to enable open communication between risk research and practical fields and how to advantageously integrate risk research knowledge into various practical fields?

This discussion is inspired by an ongoing Erasmus+ funded project “Risk and Security Governance Studies within Baltic – Nordic Academic Community of  Practice”  that aims at creating an interdisciplinary curriculum in risk studies and also seeks to establish a Community of Practice for risk researchers and academics in the Baltic-Nordic region.

The panel session encourages sharing of experiences and ideas (co-production of knowledge) concerning the ways researchers and practitioners can interact in the Community of Practice and how such community could contribute to and supplement Society for Risk Analysis – Nordic Chapter activities.

  • Tapio Litmanen, Professor (Sociology), University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Sissel Haugdal Jore, Centre leader and Associate Professor, SEROS – Centre for risk management and societal safety, University of Stavanger, Norway
  • Marja Järvelä, Professor Emerita (Social and Public Policy), University of Jyvaskyla, Member of FCCP, Finland
  • Ullrika Sahlin, Lecturer, Centre for Environmental and Climate Research, Lund University, Sweden
  • Mark Burgman, Professor, Imperial College London, UK
  • Aušrius Juozapavičius, Military Academy of Lithuania (LKA), Vilnius, Lithuania

12.10 – 13.10 Lunch

13.10 – 14.40 Presentations Fri2 – See all sessions’ time and location! and all abstracts

14.40 – 14.50 Coffee break: take coffee to the keynote session

14.50 – 15.30 the STAGE Keynote session III:

  •  14.50 Dr. Margaret MacDonell, Argonne National Laboratory, President of SRA

Safety and security in a changing world – risk analyses related to climate, natural disasters and resilience

  • 15.20 Discussion – chair Ullrika Sahlin, Lund University

15.30 – 16.00 Concluding session – Rapporteurs’ reports from parallel sessions, Awards



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