Call for Papers

Decision-Making Under Uncertainty:
How Can Academics Help Real-World Decision-Making?

CRUISSE Network Conference 21-22 September 2017
UCL Darwin Lecture Theatre (B40), Gower Street, London WC1E 6XA

A CALL to Decision-Makers and Academics

Papers and talks on any issue relevant to radical uncertainty in the real world are welcome.

We invite decision-makers to talk about their problems and to discuss the kind of uncertainty and the support they have (or would like to have) for addressing it that concerns them.

We invite academics to talk about any recent work with decision-makers, presenting some of the approaches being discussed in the network and summing up ideas that have evolved as to the way ahead.

To maximise the number of contributions, we propose to divide the submitted talks into the following broad themes:

A.   Do decision-makers need a concept of radical uncertainty?
B.   If so, how should decision-makers cope with radical uncertainty?
C.   Or, how do decision-makers make decisions under radical uncertainty?

To submit your contribution, please send the following details to by 15:00 on Friday 1 September:

Name  and affliation
Title of contribution

Brief abstract (no more than 100 words)

We will aim to notify you of the decision and confirm the schedule of speakers by Friday 8 September.  We expect to schedule most speakers in the afternoon of Friday 22 September, but if you would like to contribute to another panel (if space is available), please indicate your interest above.

Decision-makers are also reminded that there is a concurrent call for pilot projects, with funding available to study real-world decision problems and consider how academic outputs might contribute to their solution.  All those with relevant decision problems which are considered not to be tractable with traditional analysis methods are invited to send a problem description, also to  No deadline has yet been set for receiving these problem descriptions and we would see initial approaches as the beginning of a conversation rather than a single bid for a pot of money.  So please do get in touch.