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Scientific Publishing in Decision and Risk Analysis - 2013


The seminar seeks to improve the writing skills of participating doctoral students by giving them opportunities for providing and receiving constructive feedback on papers which are written by the participants themselves. As a rule, these papers are at an advanced stage of preparation and therefore nearly ready for submission to scientific journals.

The seminar is lead by Prof. Ahti Salo ( and M.Sc. (Tech.) Antti Toppila ( is the course assistant. The seminar is open for all doctoral students in the Doctoral Programme in Systems Analysis, Decision Making and Risk Management.

The students are required (i) to read carefully the paper which is made available to the course participants before the meeting and (ii) to prepare and present a 2-page review report on the paper. These reports are discussed at the seminar meeting with the aim of helping the author(s) strengthen the scientific contribution of the paper and improve the quality of presentation. The paper can be downloaded about a week before the meeting (password can be requested from the course assistant). At times, more than two papers may be made available to the participants. In this case, those attending the seminar are expected to have written a review report on at least one of the papers.

The course participants will be awarded one ECTS credit for active participation in three meetings. The course can be taken several times.
Meetings: Meetings are held approximately once a month in the Riihi meeting room (Y225a) in the Systems Analysis Laboratory. The dates and times of these meetings are shown on the course website.
  • Mon 11.03.2013 at 16 Tyrväinen, T. (Manuscript February 18, 2013): Risk importance measures in the dynamic flowgraph methodology (pdf).
  • Mon 15.4.2013 at 16.15 Dufva, M., Ahlqvist, T., Eerola, A., Kivisaari, S., Kohl, J., Koivisto, R., Leinonen, A., Loikkanen, T., Myllyoja, J., Valovirta, V., Wessberg, N. (Manuscript April 8, 2013): Foresight Case Clinic as a Tool for Creating Organisational Future Orientation (pdf)
  • Mon 30.9.2013 at 16.15 Käki, A, Salo, A. and Talluri, S. (Manuscript September 24, 2013) Disruptions in supply networks: a Probabilistic Risk Assessment approach (pdf)
  • Mon 2.12.2013 at 16.15 Vilkkumaa, E., Salo, A., Liesiö, J. and Siddiqui, A. (Manuscript November 20, 2013). Optimal Policies for Funding Radical Innovations (pdf)