2nd International Workshop on Earthquake Preparation Process 2015, ~Observation, Validation, Modeling, Forecasting ~ (IWEP2)

Last update : May 20, 2015

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What's New

  • Program has been uploaded. (May 20, 2015)
  • Oral presentation: 30 or 20 minutes including 5 minutes question-and-answer time. Using PC and projector are available. (May 20, 2015)
  • Poster presentation: Poster board size: 90(W) x 180(H) cm; all the posters will be shown in the conference room between May 29 morning and May 30 afternoon. (May 20, 2015)
  • Update the Welcome Party information. (May 20, 2015)

Scope of the workshop

The year of 2015 is the 20 years memorial year after the 1995 Kobe (Hanshin-Awaji) Earthquake Disaster in Japan. Following the earthquake, many destructive earthquakes took place in the world; the 2004 Sumatra Great Earthquake, Indonesia, the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake, China, the 2011 Tohoku Great Earthquake, Japan, and so on. Detection of multiple earthquake precursory signals has been reported based on the analysis of satellite and ground-based data. New observations from space and ground have provided multiple evidences for detection of pre-earthquake signals and the latest studies show their statistical significance, repeatability, and universality. In this workshop, while we still discussing the applicability of various pre-earthquake signals towards short term earthquake forecasting, we plan to explore different physical mechanisms for their generating and propagation. Discussions on earthquake forecast testing, multi-parameter observation and international joint research, are also included.


  • General discussion on earthquake preparation process and the physics of pre-earthquake signals
  • Theory, modeling, laboratory experiments, computational simulation for generation and propagation of pre-earthquake signals and their connection with seismic cycle
  • Multi-parameter observations, detection, and validation of pre-earthquake signals
  • Cross-disciplinary studies, practical and technical approaches for better understanding of earthquake preparation processes and their connection with seismicity
  • Other related topics on earthquake preparation processes


The workshop will be held at Conference Hall, the 1st floor of Sciences and Technology Building No.1, Nishi-Chiba Campus, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan on May 29-30, 2015.
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Participant & Registration

Participants of the workshop will be scientists and students interested in this field. Participants from the industry are very welcome. All participants are subject to register in advance through e-mail as written in the following. Invited talks and contributed papers (oral and poster talks) will be presented in the workshop. This workshop is free of charge.

Abstract Submission & Deadline

The abstract of the paper (A4, 1 page) should be submitted to the following address in the PDF or MS-Word by April 30, 2015.

Welcome Party

If you wish to attend the welcome party on May 29 evening, please inform us by email as soon as possible. The price will be around 6,000JPY (55US$) per person (3,000JPY for students).


Participants, who need Japanese VISA, please send an email to the following address for invitation letter.



  • The Earthquake Prediction Society of Japan

Supported by

Organizing Committee

Dr. Katsumi Hattori (Chiba University, Japan)
Dr. Jann-Yenq Liu (National Central University, Taiwan)
Dr. Peng Han (Chiba University, Japan)
Program Committee
Dr. Jann-Yenq Liu (National Central University, Taiwan)
Dr. Dimitar Ouzounov (Chapman University, US)
Dr. Qinghua Huang (Peking University, China)

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