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  • Registration Deadline:
    August 15, 2018
  • Abstract Submission Deadline:
    August 15, 2018
  • Meeting Dates:
    September 9-12, 2018

2018 Meeting Program and Agenda

The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) is funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Geological Survey to develop a comprehensive understanding of earthquakes in Southern California and elsewhere, and to communicate useful knowledge for reducing earthquake risk. SCEC coordinates a broad collaboration that builds across disciplines and enables a deeper understanding of system behavior than would be accessible by individual researchers or institutions working alone. At the SCEC Annual Meeting, members of the community gather to share and get updates on SCEC research projects and activities, as well as plan collaborations for the coming year.

2015 SCEC Program Meeting Program. The SCEC Science Planning Committee designed the program to review the advances of SCEC and to strategize for the goals set forth in the SCEC5 proposal. The meeting sessions are comprised of a series of thematic discussions to engage the community in the new efforts and initiatives of SCEC. Each theme discussion begins with two plenary talks, followed by moderated discussions on each theme. The SCEC community will provide input and guidance on those potential directions during the discussion sessions. This year's session theme titles are a nod to some of the Beatles' greatest hits.

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Saturday, September 8, 2018 Tuesday, September 11, 2018
09:00 - 17:00 Workshop: Predictive Skill Across Tectonic Settings
and Planning CSEP 2.0
07:00 - 08:30 Breakfast
09:00 - 17:00 Workshop: SCEC Community Rheology Model 07:00 - 08:30 SCEC Transitions Program Breakfast
09:00 - 17:00 Field Trip: Cajon Pass Earthquake Gate Area 08:30 - 10:00 Session 4: "Fixing a Hole" How Do We Assess Hazard and Risk from Distributed Deformation?
Moderators: Jack Baker, Domniki Asimaki
- On the Possibility of Earthquake Rupture through Clay-Rich Faults (PDF, 2.7MB) - Dan Faulkner
Assessing Surface Fault Rupture Deformation (PDF, 4.4MB) - Jon Bray
- Discussion
09:00 - 17:00 Workshop: SCEC Software Products
Sunday, September 9, 2018
08:00 - 12:00 Workshop: Post-Earthquake Response Coordination
09:00 - 12:00 SCEC Special Projects Planning Meeting 10:00 - 10:30 Break
13:00 - 17:00 Workshop: Cajon Pass Earthquake Gate Area 10:30 - 12:00 Session 5: "Act Naturally" How Do We Use and Further Improve Earthquake Simulators?
Moderators: Ned Field, Jacqui Gilchrist
- Earthquake Simulators are Ready for Prime Time (PDF, 1.7MB) - Bruce Shaw
On the present and future of physics-based earthquake source modeling - Nadia Lapusta
- Discussion
13:00 - 17:00 Workshop: “I Want to Tell You” - Media Interview Theory and Practice, Through War and Peace
17:00 - 18:00 Welcome Social
18:00 - 19:00 SCEC Distinguished Speaker Presentation
Earthquake and Fault System Dynamics: Putting the Pieces Together (PDF, 8.7MB) - Jim Dieterich
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
19:00 - 21:00 Welcome Dinner 13:30 - 15:00 Session 6: "We Can Work It Out"  How Should SCEC Keep Up with Rapid Developments in Computational Science?
Moderators: Ricardo Taborda, Phil Maechling (PDF, 1.2MB)
- Deep Learning for Aftershock Forecasting and the Earthquake Cycle - Phoebe Devries
- Detecting Millions of Earthquakes in Southern California with Template Matching - Zach Ross
- Discussion
19:00 - 21:00 Leadership Meeting: SCEC Advisory Council
21:00 - 22:30 Poster Session
Monday, September 10, 2018 15:00 - 17:00 Poster Session
- Lightning Talks from SCEC Community
07:00 - 08:30 Breakfast 19:00 - 21:00 Group Dinner
07:00 - 08:30 SCEC Transitions Program Breakfast 21:00 - 22:30 Poster Session
08:30 - 10:00 Session 1: "The Long and Winding Road"
The State of SCEC
, Moderators: John Vidale, Greg Beroza
- Welcome and State of the Center (PDF, 3.8MB) - John Vidale
- From the National Science Foundation - Maggie Benoit
- From the U.S. Geological Survey - Bill Leith
- From Pacific Gas & Electric - Katie Wooddell
- From the FEMA - David Javier
- Communication, Education, & Outreach (PDF, 2.3MB)Mark Benthien
- Science Accomplishments (PDF, 12.7MB) - Greg Beroza / Christine Goulet
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
07:00 - 08:30 Breakfast
08:30 - 10:00 Session 7: "With a Little Help from My Friends" 
ShakeOut - What Has Shaken Out since 2008?

Moderators: Mark Benthien, Ken Hudnut
Earth Science Research Needs for Improving Earthquake Scenarios (PDF, 4.8MB) - Brad Aagaard
Where We Have Been, Where We Are Going… And How We Can Work Together - Marissa Aho
- Discussion
10:00 - 10:30 Break  
10:30 - 12:00 Session 2: "All Together Now" How Do We Construct Effective and Synergistic Community Models?
Moderators: Liz Hearn, Scott Marshall
- Heat Flow Data and Seismic Imaging Reveal Both Transient and Steady-State Thermo-Mechanical Processes at Work Beneath Southern California - Wayne Thatcher
- On the Role of Temperature and Rheology in Seismicity in Convergent Margins - Ylona van Dinther
- Discussion
  10:00 - 10:30 Break
  10:30 - 12:00 Session 8: "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
SCEC Looking Forward

Moderators: John Vidale, Greg Beroza
- Report from the Advisory Council (Meghan Miller)
- 2018 Science Plan and Request for Proposals (PDF, 775KB) - Greg Beroza / Judi Chester
- Director's Closing Remarks (PDF, 1.8MB) - John Vidale
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch  
13:30 - 15:00 Session 3: "Getting Better" What Needs to be Done to Increase the Impact of Dynamic Rupture Modeling?
Moderators: Eric Dunham, David Oglesby
- Moving Earthquake Science Forward—Earthquake Simulations Codes and the SCEC-USGS Dynamic Rupture Group - Ruth Harris
- Advancing Simulations of Sequences of Earthquakes and Aseismic Slip [SEAS]  (PDF, 1.8MB) - Junle Jiang / Brittany Erickson
- Discussion (PDF, 58KB)
  12:00 2018 SCEC Annual Meeting Adjourns
  12:30 - 14:30 Leadership Meeting: SCEC Planning Committee
15:00 - 17:00 Poster Session
- Lightning Talks from SCEC Community
12:30 - 14:30 Leadership Meeting: SCEC Board of Directors
15:00 - 18:00 Leadership Meeting: SCEC CEO Planning Committee    
19:00 - 22:00 SCEC Honors Banquet: "In My Life"
Tribute to SCEC Associate Director John McRaney

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