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Special Issue in Physics and Chemistry of the Earth (PCE)
(Possible Guest Editors: M. Hayakawa, J. Y. Liu, L. Telesca, and K. Hattori)

Dear Colleagues,

We finally had an agreement with the journal of PCE to have a special issue entitled “Electromagnetic phenomena associated with earthquakes and volcanoes”. We welcome the papers only presented in the following international meetings, (1) AOGS (in Bangkok) (Session IWG03), (2) IWSEP 2007 (in Indonesia) and (3) Bilateral Seminar Italy-Japan on Electromagnetics in Seismic and Volcanic Areas. The deadline of your submission is the end of January, 2008, and we will inform you of the details on your submission later (i. e. electronic submission?). We advise you to start preparation of your paper. In order to know how many papers will be submitted, we shall be happy if you could give us your reply or your intension on the paper submission by the end of November (this month) only when you want to submit it: Possible title and possible authors. You should send your reply to the following both
Guest Editors.

(1) M. Hayakawa email:
(2) K. Hattori email:

Looking forward to your prompt reply, we remain. We do hope that we could publish our special issue by the end of next year.

Best regards,
M. Hayakawa


Despite great efforts, the short-term earthquake prediction has not been achieved in the world. The electromagnetic anomalies related to earthquakes have been reported recently. In the last fifteen years, an international intensive research in the new science field of seismo-electromagnetics has been carried out in many countries such as Japan, Russia, Taiwan, China, Greece, France, Italy, India, Mexico, and USA even after the termination of the Japanese Earthquake Frontier Projects on Seismo Electromagnetics (NASDA’s Earthquake Remote Sensing Frontier Project, and RIKEN’s International Frontier Research Project on Earthquakes, IFREQ).
  The aim of this mini workshop is to have a forum to highlight the electromagnetic phenomena associated with crustal activity taking place in the lithosphere, atmosphere and ionosphere/magnetosphere and their related phenomena. The seminar is planned to evaluate and discuss the state of the art and the recent progress in Seismo-Electromagnetics research, particularly in Japan and Italy.

  • earthquake-related electromagnetic phenomena
  • volcano-related electromagnetic phenomena
  • satellite based earthquake/volcano-related phenomena
  • physical mechanism/theory
  • Lithosphere-Atmosphere-Ionosphere Coupling
  • others


This worshop is supported by
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
  • National Research Council (CNR)
  • Chiba University, Japan.
  • Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis, CNR, Italy.
  • National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)
  • Investigating R&D Committee on Electromagnetic Technology for forecasting and Monitoring Natural Hazards, Institute Electrical Engineering of Japan.

Participant & Registration

Participants of the seminar 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 to the Chairman of the workshop through e-mail or fax as written in the following. This seminar is free of charge.

Workshop Committee

Dr. Katsumi Hattori
Department of Earth Sciences
Chiba University
1-33, Yayoi-cho, Inage, Chiba 263-8522, Japan
Tel. +81-43-290-2801
Fax. +81-43-290-2859

Dr. Luciano Telesca
Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis (IMAA) — Italian National Research Council (CNR)
C.da S. Loja - Zona Industriale, I-85050, Tito Scalo (PZ), Italy
Tel. +39-0971-427277
Fax. +39-0971-427271