3rd International Workshop on Earthquake Preparation Process, ~Observation, Validation, Modeling, Forecasting ~ (IWEP3 2016)

Last update : May 25, 2016

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What's New

  • Program (Rev.0525) has been uploaded. (May 25, 2016)
  • Update the Welcome Party information. (May 23, 2016)
  • Oral presentation: 30 or 20 minutes including 5 minutes question-and-answer time. Using PC and projector are available. (May 15, 2016)
  • Poster presentation: Poster board size: 90(W) x 180(H) cm; all the posters will be shown in the conference room between May 27 morning and May 28 afternoon. (May 15, 2016)

Scope of the workshop

The most recent catastrophic earthquakes (2004 Sumatra, 2008 Sichuan, China, 2011 Tohoku, Japan and 2015 in Nepal) claimed thousands of lives and caused extensive economic losses. Year of 2016 is also the 5th year of remembering the 2011 Tohoku Great Earthquake (M9.0) disaster in Japan. Still the International science community is looking for solutions in the early detection of major seismic events in order to minimize the loss of human life. Multiple detections of earthquake precursory signals have been reported before and the new observations from space and ground have provided new evidences about the existence of pre-earthquake processes. The latest studies reviled the pre-earthquake signals statistical significance, repeatability, universality, and effectiveness for the forecast. In this workshop, while still discussing the applicability of pre-earthquake signals towards short-term earthquake forecasting, we contemplate to explore different physical mechanisms for generation and propagation of pre-earthquake signals. 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 Chiba University (Nishi-Chiba Campus), Chiba, Japan on May 27-28, 2016.
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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 subjected 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, 2016.

Welcome Party

Welcome party for all participants will be held from 18:00 on May 27, 2016.
The price will be around 6,000JPY per person (3,000 JPY for a student).
The party place is "COLZA", the 1st floor of Keyaki Kaikan, Nishi-Chiba Campus.


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


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)