Geller-Fest Workshop on "Big Data in Geosciences: From Earthquake Swarms to Consequences of Slab Dynamics"
(To celebrate Bob Geller's retirement from the Univ. of Tokyo)
|Dates:||Thursday May 25 (evening)—Saturday May 27 (late afternoon), 2017|
|Place:||The University of Tokyo, Hongo campus, Tokyo, Japan|
In honor of Bob Geller's retirement from the University of Tokyo (March 31, 2017), we plan a small gathering (about 40-80 attendees) where people can talk to each other on a human scale, hear interesting talks, learn new stuff, and leave feeling inspired to do cool new research. This meeting will be eclectic.
The last few years have seen the impact of Big Data in science, technology, and society throughout the world. Geoscientists have been somewhat slow in adapting to this revolution, which involves the blossoming of a fourth paradigm involving harnessing the enormous amount of data collected by sensors of all sorts and numerical simulations in both forward and nonlinear inverse problems. We wish to evoke greater interest in this revolutionary movement by gathering at a workshop to be held at the University of Tokyo, Hongo campus on Friday May 26 and Saturday May 27, 2017, to be preceded by an icebreaker on the evening of Thursday May 25, at a site within the campus.
The two main topics will revolve around earthquake swarms and the multi-scale consequences of slab dynamics, which will include both short timescale events associated with earthquakes and landslides and slab dynamics over geological timescales ranging from millions to billions of years. Both forward modeling and inversion techniques will be emphasized, because they are part of the data analysis procedures. However, presentations on other topics related to Big Data in Geosciences will also be welcomed. We have already contacted more than 25 geoscientists, statistical experts and applied mathematicians, including:
Robert J. Geller
Philip B. Stark
David A. Yuen
J. Bernard Minster
Peter R. Mora
|Thursday May 25||19:00 Icebreaker (University of Tokyo, Hongo campus)|
|Friday May 26||09:00-17:30 (Presentations, with lunch break)|
|18:00-20:00 Dinner (University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus)|
|Saturday May 27||09:00-17:30 (Presentations, with lunch break)|
We will reserve rooms on request at the Forest Hongo hotel near the campus. Or participants can book their own rooms.
The estimated cost is as follows (not including accommodations)
Full workshop (2 days including icebreaker and dinner): JPY25,000
1 day (including either icebreaker OR dinner): JPY15,000
We plan to have Robert Geller, Gabriele Morra, David Yuen and Kenji Kawai as the guest editors for a special volume. We are now negotiating with publishers. Our proposed schedule for producing the special volume is as follows.
|Deadline for of submission of papers:||January 25, 2018|
|All reviews to be finished:||by June, 2018|
|Submission of the final manuscripts:||by mid-October, 2018|
|Final date of Publication:||end of 2018 or January, 2019|
David A. Yuen (daveyuen(AT)gmail.com)
Kenji Kawai (kenji(AT)eps.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp)