SHB/iNTeg-Risk Course V-R39 DAA: Decision aid approaches for risk management
April 22 - 26, 2013
International Center for Culture and Technology Research at the University of Stuttgart
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 24
70174 Stuttgart, Germany

Short description

Decision making is a process where multiple factors interact to shape the final outcome. Those factors can be technical, informational, emotional/psychological, cultural… Nevertheless, the limited rationality of economic operators makes the decision exercise more and more difficult in a more and more complex world. Safety management requires short, mid and long term decisions that may highly influence the ability of the organization to cope with its risks.

Main topics of the course include:

  • Introduction to decision making in risk management (Study of various risk management frameworks [IRGC, ISO31000], Stakes and challenges)
  • Reference models (Decision making through different disciplines and theoretical frameworks)
  • Methods and tools (Decision support tools, Most frequently used tools and methods within organizations dealing with risks, such as: Multicriteria approaches like ELECTRE and Multi Attribute Utility Theory, Methods to elaborate and choose Key Performance Indicators for risk management, Uncertainties management in decision making)

Target participants

The contents of the course is structured to satisfy the needs of

  • Professionals dealing with risk issues on management and operational level
  • Managers dealing with decision making
  • Students of mater courses in Risk management/engineering or similar courses


At the end of the course, students are expected to have basic knowledge about:

  • Main descriptive and prescriptive concepts related to decision making in risk management
  • A vision of the key decision making moments of risk management frameworks
  • A global vision of the tools available to improve the way managers are dealing with decision making.


Dr. Chabane Mazri
INERIS - Institut National de l'Environnement Industriel et des Risques

Please scroll down to see the Registration form and make sure you have checked the corresponding box while doing your registration to the course. If you are a member of iNTeg-Risk project, please use the option "Already a Member" in the registration form and your log-in credentials to register.

The registration is free of charge, anyone interested in the topic are welcome on the course. Please note, however, that the course is intended for 20-25 participants. The registrations will be processed on the first-applied-first-served basis.

Handouts and coffee breaks will be provided to the participants.

Contact regarding the registration:

Mr. Andras Veres
Tel: +49 711 1839 647


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