The APEC Cooperation for Earthquake Simulations organization is pleased to announce the 9th ACES workshop and symposium, Chengdu China 10-16 August 2015, including a two day field trip to 2008 Wenchuan M8.0 earthquake fault zone
Lorraine Hwang, PhD
Associate Director, CIG
We'd like to call your attention to the 9th International ACES Workshop to be held in Chengdu, China on Aug. 10-16, 2015.
The APEC Cooperation for Earthquake Simulation (ACES) is a multi-lateral grand challenge research cooperation of APEC. The ACES program is fundamentally a coordinated international effort linking complementary nationally based programs, centers and research teams.
The goals of ACES are: 1) to develop realistic numerical simulation models for understanding the physics and dynamics of the complete earthquake generation process and to assimilate new observations into such models, 2) to foster collaboration among the relevant complementary programs of participating APEC member economies, and 3) to foster development of the required research infrastructure and research programs.
The main themes of the Workshop are:
(1) Numerical simulation of earthquake generation and seismic wave propagation. There are many modeling procedures of earthquake faulting and seismic wave propagation. However, there are very few trials to integrate the simulation system from plate subduction to strong motion prediction. To make a useful and reliable prediction, numerical simulation based on the observation is inevitable.
(2) Numerical simulation of tsunami generation and propagation. The computation of tsunamis due to large earthquakes is based on the shallow water equations which are not always valid, especially for very large tsunamis such as that from the M9.1 March 11, 2011 event.
(3) Assimilation of numerical modeling to predict future natural hazards. The numerical modeling approach to date has been mainly focused on the development of methodology. Assimilation of observational data into the numerical modeling has been shown to be important for the prediction of future natural hazards.
Abstract submission deadline: May 15, 2015 (CLOSED)
Registration deadline: June 15, 2015
Workshop: August 10-14
Field Trip: August 15-16
The Workshop will consist of seven plenary scientific sessions and one special session:
Session 1: Microscopic Simulation
Session 2: Scaling Physics
Session 3: Macro-scale Simulation: Earthquake Generation and Cycles
Session 4: Macro-scale Simulation: Dynamic Rupture and Wave Propagation
Session 5: Computational Environment and Algorithms
Session 6: Data Assimilation and Understanding
Session 7: Model Applications
Special Session: Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Tsunami Early Warning System: Models, Simulations, Data and Technology
Two day field trip to 2008 Wenchuan M8.0 earthquake fault zone will be organized after the workshop during Aug.15-16, 2015.
Further imformation is to be continued.
The workshop will be held in Wangjiang Hotel, Chengdu. In order to get a discount for your check in, you need to fill the form and then send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please click here to get the reservation form.
Wangjiang Hotel, Chengdu is the only urban forest five-star hotel in Chengdu, combining South Asian charming landscape and Western Sichuan folk culture. Located in the east part of Chengdu, close to the eastern financial center and the East Train Station and national AAAA scenic spot-Sansheng Flower Town, our hotel has a convenient position, 4 km to the Downtown Tianfu Square, 9 km to the Train Station and 9 km to the Airport.
• Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China
• China Earthquake Administration
• China Earthquake Networks Center
• Institute of Earthquake Science China Earthquake Administration
• Sichuan Earthquake Administration
• Computer Network Information Center
Chinese Academy of Sciences
• The State Key Laboratory of Nonlinear Mechanics
Institute of Mechanics Chinese Academy of Sciences
• Ministry of Finance People's Republic of China