2020 RiskLab/BoF/ESRB Conference on Systemic Risk Analytics (SRA2020)

Please note that this conference will be postponed from its original dates in May until autumn 2020 as a result of measures taken to address the COVID-19 pandemic. New dates will be released later in the spring.


  • What: Conference on Systemic Risk Analytics
  • When: 11-12 May 2020 Autumn 2020
  • Where: Bank of Finland, Helsinki

Even though the economic environment has been stable for a decade, we are still increasingly concerned about consistent financial instability. The development of artificial intelligence methods in finance poses new challenges and opportunities in our economic climate. This conference on systemic risk analytics will bring together the most recent advances in computational tools for systemic risk identification and assessment, and will look at future opportunities and threats presented by big data and artificial intelligence. In addition, the link between climate threats and economic policies will 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 macroprudential counter-measures as well as measures of coinciding systemic stress and systemically important financial institutions. A further aim of the conference is to adopt methods and techniques from other disciplines, such as computer science, engineering, biology and physics, which use computer-intensive approaches, novel data sources, visual representations and interactive interfaces, among other things.


The conference covers policy and practitioner-oriented research related to systemic risk measurement. We solicit contributions on a broad range of themes related to systemic risk analytics, particularly (but not limited to) the following:

  • using systemic risk analytics to support macroprudential policy and regulation;
  • analysing risks emerging from the interconnectedness of the financial system;
  • using 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;
  • optimal timing of macroprudential counter-measures;
  • economic policies and climate change.

Programme and venue

The conference will take place on 11 and 12 May 2020 at the Bank of Finland in Helsinki. It will include keynotes, presentations and poster sessions. The conference is accompanied by a social event for speakers on 11 May, taking place at the Bank of Finland’s villa.

Keynote Speakers

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

Paper submission

Academic papers to be considered for presentation at the conference and workshop should be submitted by 15 March via this online form:


Accepted presenters will be notified in due course, and will be informed about the format of the presentations (there will be both oral and poster presentations at the conference).

Registration instructions

We welcome academics and experts to participate in the conference. Participation requires pre-registration. There is no registration fee; however, participants are expected to cover their expenses for travel and accommodation. Registration will open in the spring. More information: fs.events@bof.fi.

Conference organisers

Organizing committee:
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)
Katja Taipalus (Bank of Finland)

Further information