meeting already been closed for Abstract submissions. (March 17,
the last several years there have been major earthquakes that
caused great devastation and significant loss of life. Asian countries
such as Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Philippine are one of
the most seismically and volcanic active countries in the world
and they are frequently attacked by severe earthquakes and volcanic
eruptions. Earthquakes, such as the 1995 Kobe Earthquake (M7.3),
the 1999 Chi-Chi Earthquake (M7.6), and the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman
Earthquake (M9.2) caused destructive disasters. It is very important
to mitigate these disasters in Asian countries.
Despite great efforts, the short-term earthquake prediction has
not been achieved in the world. The electromagnetic (EM) 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, China, Greece, France,
Italy, India, Mexico, and USA. Still, more work in this area is
needed and to address the concerns of some in the science community,
that comprehensive approach in validation, based on recent advances
in the physical models of EM signals, is needed.
The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for discussion
and exchange of different experience in the science and cross
validation of earthquake related signals. The unique key points
of this meeting are (1) to cross-examine the results of precursory
detection for several major earthquakes by applying different
methodologies for analysis of ground-based and satellite data,
and (2) to identify the common methodology for statistical validation
of the major earthquake precursory phenomena.
cross-examine the results of precursory detection for several
major earthquakes by using different methodologies;
identify the common methodology for statistical validation of
the major earthquake precursory phenomena;
review the state of art methodology to study EM earthquake phenomena;
strength the International cooperation on the fields of validation,
modeling, and observation of earthquake EM activities.
Workshop science committee has proposed four major earthquakes
for common validation. We suggest to all authors to apply their
innovative approach and methods and analyze EM signals before,
during and after the event for the following major earthquakes:
(Indonesia) 2004.12.26 M9.2
Tong (Taiwan) 2006.12.26 M7.0×2
Oki (Japan) 2007.7.16 M6.8
(China) 2008.5.12 M7.9
workshop will be held at Nishi-Chiba Campus, Chiba University,
Japan on March 26-28, 2009.
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 to the Chairman
of the workshop through e-mail or fax as written in the following.
Invited talks and contributed papers will be presented in the
workshop. This workshop is free of charge.
Submission and Deadline
abstract of the paper (A4 1 page) should be submitted to the following
address in the PDF or MS-Word format until March
1, 2009 March 4, 2009;
The acceptance of the paper will be sent around March 4.
who needs VISA sends an email to
for invitation letter.
welcomes sponsors and contributors to support the workshop. We
would like to acknowledge and thank all sponsors who have generously
provided support to the VESTO workshop.