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The Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko,
Motohakone, Kanagawa, Japan
Abstract submission:
  • Abstract acceptance notices to authors: March 20, 2019
  • Preliminary Program: Beginning of May 2019
  • Registration deadline: April 30, 2019 Registration Form
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The International Statistical Seismology (StatSei) workshop is a well-established biennial meeting focusing on recent developments in statistical seismology. The meetings cover a series of topics, including statistical descriptions of earthquake occurrences, earthquake physics, earthquake forecasting and forecast evaluations, earthquake triggering, and many more. Starting in 1998, the meeting was held in China (1998 and 2013), New Zealand (2001, 2017), Mexico (2003), Japan (2006), Italy (2007), the United States of America (2009), Greece (2011) and Germany (2015). The meeting will bring together scientists from all over the world to discuss a range of research topics. The following is an initial list of topics. The final version will be determined by the programming committee.

1. Development of statistical models and methodologies for seismicity analysis

  • point process modelling of spatiotemporal variation of seismic activity;
  • missing data problem in stochastic modelling of earthquakes.
  • Problem with catalogue inhomogeneity and solutions;
  • Summary statistics, empirical relationships like Gutenberg-Richter and Omori-Utsu
  • Gap between catalogs and the earthquake process

2. Earthquake physics

  • Earthquake interactions: improving our understanding of nucleation, friction, faulting, earthquake triggering and interaction including induced seismicity;
  • Bridging earthquake and general seismicity, including statistical modelling of slow slips, tremors, and LF earthquakes, and their correlation with seismicity
  • modelling the effect of aseismic transient deformation such as slow slip, tremor or fluids on earthquake occurrence;

3. Earthquake forecasts and testing, hazard mitigation

  • model development including hybrid and ensemble models, incorporating physical processes and alternative data;
  • uncertainty related to forecasting earthquakes;
  • new developments in testing methods;
  • operational earthquake forecasting including communication of results

4. Extending statistical seismology beyond seismicity

  • Seismic inversion
  • Tremor, slow earthquake, VLF earthquake, and icequakes

5. Recent developments of Bayesian methodology to utilize seismic big data

  • Utilization of various types of sensor data beneficial to seismic researches
  • Bayesian waveform analyses towards automatic detection of earthquakes
  • Application of modern Bayesian methods such as data assimilation, sparse modeling, and artificial intelligence
CORSSA (the Community Online Resource for Statistical Seismicity Analysis) will organize two keynote lectures before the workshop starts. The meeting venue will be Prince Grand Resort Hakone, with the beautiful view of Mount Fuji. We are planning a half day field trip. This meeting is financially supported by Association for the Development of Earthquake Prediction and by the Tokio Marine Kagami Memorial Foundation, and by Strategic Basic Research Programs CREST of Japan Science and Technology Agency. With this support, we are allowed to maintain the free registration and provide the participants with meeting attendance, the ice-breaker, morning and afternoon teas, lunches, the conference dinner and the field trip. We can also have limit support to colleagues who are difficult to find fund support, especially for students and new career young research, on application.

Our Local Organizing Committee members are looking forward to welcoming you in this intellectually stimulating and socially memorable event.

If you have any comments or suggestion, please contact the organizing committee by email: