Aalto Systems Forum

The growing challenge of our time is the need to understand and to manage wholes, i.e. systems. Problems in technology, economy, organisations and the environment are strongly interconnected, include multiple criteria and evolve dynamically over time. Systems Sciences as a field of scientific inquiry develops tools and approaches which help address these problems.

Aalto Systems Forum provides a platform for a dialogue between practitioners and researchers, based on major research results and accompanying insights which are presented by leading international scholars.

The events are free and open to all interested.

Ahti Salo
Systems Analysis Laboratory
Aalto-yliopisto School of Science

Past events:


Single and Multi-Objective Bilevel Optimization - An Illustrated Travel Guide 

Prof. Carlos Henggeler Antunes
21 June 2023 at 16:00 - 17:00 (Finnish time)
Otakaari 1, Aalto University Hall U7 (U135a), Espoo

Ethical Decision Quality: Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Organizational Decision-Making

Prof. Ali Abbas
8 June 2023 at 16:00 - 17:00 (Finnish time)
Otakaari 1, Aalto University Hall M1, Espoo (also remotely here: https://aalto.zoom.us/j/68625209279

Risk Assessment with Bayesian Causal Networks: Smart Data not Big Data

Prof. Norman Fenton
24th May 2022 at 15:00 - 16:00 (Finnish time)
Arranged remotely, Zoom: https://aalto.zoom.us/j/67558444604  

Global small modular reactor developments and safety and security implications

Prof. Man-Sung Yim
Tuesday 14th September 2021 at 09:00 - 10:00 (Finnish time)
Arranged remotely, Zoom: https://aalto.zoom.us/j/68117419524 

Challenges and Opportunities for OR in Electricity Markets

Prof. Shmuel S. Oren
Friday, March 6 2020 at 14-15, followed by refreshments
Otakaari 1F, Aalto University Hall M1, Espoo

Optimization and Equilibrium Modeling for Energy Markets

Prof. Steven Gabriel
Thursday, September 5th 2019 at 16:15-17:00

Value-Focused Decisions

Prof. Ralph Keeney
Thursday, January 18th 2018

Dependence Elicitation for Risk and Decision Analysis

Prof. Tim Bedford
Thursday, October 12th 2017 at 16.15-17.00

Decision Rules for Global Donors

Prof. Alec Morton
Thursday, March 2nd 2017 at 16.15-17.15

Game-Theoretic and Reliability Methods for Counter-terrorism and Security

Prof. Vicki Bier
Thursday, November 3th 2016 at 14.00-16.00

A Modern Vision of Risk Assessment for Modern Industry

Prof. Enrico Zio
Wednesday, November 9th 2016 at 14.00-17.00

From Disruptive Technologies to Transformative Socio-Technical Change: 
The Cases of the Platform and Sharing Economy

Dr. Matthias Weber
Thursday, January 21st 2016 at 16.30-18.30

Being Better in the World of Systems

Peter Senge, Raimo Hämäläinen, Harri Ehtamo, Ahti Salo and Esa Saarinen
Thursday, November 20th 2014 at 9.30-13.30
This seminar celebrates the 30 years anniversary of the Systems Analysis Laboratory in the Aalto University

Value-Focused Thinking and Decision-Making

Prof. Ralph L. Keeney
Friday, October 25th 2013 at 14.15
See a video of the event here.

Improving and Measuring the Effectiveness of Decision Analysis:
Linking Decision Analysis and Behavioral Decision Research

Prof. Robert Clemen
Thursday, January 10th 2013 at 14.00-16.00

Engineering Risk Analysis: A brief perspective, some examples and comments on Fukushima

Prof. Elisabeth Paté-Cornell
Thursday, June 28th 2012 at 15.30-16.30

Systemic Risk in Economic and Financial Networks

Prof. Frank Schweitzer
Tuesday 5.6.2012 at 12.30-13.30

Governing Transitions to Low-carbon Energy and Transport Systems

Prof. Lars J. Nilsson
Wednesday 16.2.2011 at 12.15-13.15

Who and What Determines the Future?

Dr. John Casti
Thursday 25.11.2010 at 16.00-17.00


Prof. B. Fredrickson and Prof. E. Saarinen
Monday 21.6.2010 at 14.15-16.00
See a video of the event here.

Transforming through Foresight

Prof. Ron Johnston
Tuesday 22.6.2010 at 14-15