International Workshop on Earthquake Preparation Process 2014, ~Observation, Validation, Modeling, Forecasting ~ (IWEP2014)

Last update : July 31, 2014

What's New

  • Program has been uploaded. (July 31, 2014)
  • The schedule is slightly changed. The meeting will start at 9:00 am. (July 14, 2014)
  • For poster preseters, the availale poster size is "90cm width x 180cm height". (July 12, 2014)
  • Update the Welcome Party information. (July 03, 2014)

Scope of the workshop

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, multiparameter 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


The workshop will be held at the Conference Hall of Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan on August 2, 2014.

Participant & Registration

Participants of the workshop will be scientists and students interested in this field. Persons who are from the industry are also 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 until June 15, 2014.

Welcome Party

On August 2, we will have a small party at Sapporo Beer Garden.
Fee of the party will be about 6,000JPY (50US$) for food and drink.


Participant who needs VISA sends an email to the following address for invitation letter.


Supported by

Organizing Committee

Dr. Toru Mogi (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Dr. Katsumi Hattori (Chiba University, Japan)
Program Committee
Dr. Jann-Yenq Liu (National Central University, Taiwan)
Dr. Dimitar Ouzounov (Chapman University, US)
Dr. Valerio Tramutoli (University of Basilicata, Italy)

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