Call for Papers - Conference on Systemic Risk Analytics - RiskLab Finland, Bank of Finland and European Systemic Risk Board Joint Conference

Conference dates

11 May 2020 - 12 May 2020


Helsinki, Finland


Call for Papers - Conference on Systemic Risk Analytics - RiskLab Finland, Bank of Finland and European Systemic Risk Board Joint Conference

May 11–12 2020, Bank of Finland, Helsinki, Finland
Submission deadline: 15 March 2020

Even after a decade of stable economic environment we are ever more concerned about consistent financial instability. Also the fast development of AI methods in Finance will pose new challenges and opportunities in our economic climate. This conference on systemic risk analytics brings together most recent advances on computational tools for systemic risk identification and assessment as well as future opportunities and threats of Big Data and AI. Also the link between climate threats and economic policies need to be investigated. The scope of models and techniques includes systemic risk and early-warning indicators, network and contagion analysis, macro stress-testing, optimal timing of macro-prudential counter-measures as well as measures of coinciding systemic stress and systemically important financial institutions. The aim of the conference is to also adopt methods and techniques from other disciplines, such as computer science, engineering, biology and physics that use computer-intensive approaches, novel data sources, visual representations or interactive interfaces, among others.

The program committee invites you to submit an academic paper to be considered for presentation via online form by 15 March 2020. The themes of the conference cover policy and practitioner-oriented research related to systemic risk measurement. We solicit contributions covering a broad range of techniques related to systemic risk analytics, particularly related to (but not limited to) the following themes:

• Using systemic risk analytics to support macroprudential policy and regulation
• Analyzing emerging risks from interconnectedness of the financial system
• Use of big data and artificial intelligence for systemic risk analytics
• Identifying risks from market-based finance
• Risks and opportunities stemming from disruptive innovations in financial technology (FinTech)
• Optimal timing of Macro-prudential counter-measures
• Economic policies and the climate change

Accepted paper presenters will be notified in due course, as well as the format of the presentations; there will be both oral and poster presentations in the conference. Participants are expected to pay their expenses for travel and accommodation.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: To submit a paper, please:

Olli Rehn (Governor, Bank of Finland)
Paul Hiebert (Head of Systemic Risk Division, ECB)
Ron Dembo (Founder and CEO,

Kaj-Mikael Björk (RiskLab at Arcada & Hanken School of Economics)
Tuomas Peltonen (European Systemic Risk Board)
Peter Sarlin (RiskLab at Arcada, Hanken School of Economics & Silo.AI)
Katja Taipalus (Bank of Finland)