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 Sunday, September 19th

Arrival of participants - Registration
  19:00 Icebreaker


 Monday, September 20th
 08:30 QUEST: Introduction (Igel)

Seismic Inverse Problems: Challenges and Who's Who
Keynote 1: Waveform inversion (Fichtner)
Chair: Montagner
 10:30 Coffee Break
Keynote 2: Tomography and geodynamics (Trampert)
Chair: Morelli
Keynote 3: New challenges in industrial high-resolution seismic imaging with 3D perspectives (Virieux)
Chair: Thomson
Keynote 4: Inversion for earthquake source characteristics (Madariaga)
Chair: Das
 17:00 Coffee Break
Who's Who in QUEST: short presentations by QUEST Researchers
Chair: Ferreira
Open QUEST researcher meeting, election of representative for Supervisory and Science Board, Information on rights and duties
Chair: Kueppers


Tuesday, September 21st
  Programming, Computers and all that
Chair: Seriani

Lecturers: G. Marras CINECA, P. Messmer & P. Mullowney, Tech-X
Hardware architecture and basics of parallel computing
 09:30 Parallel programming (CPUs)
 10:30 Coffee Break

Chair: Capdeville
Parallel programming (GPUs)
From serial to parallel code: good programming rules
Joint Meeting of WP7 (Source) and WP1+2 (Forward modelling and HPC)
Practicals: Programming/GPU/CPU
 17:00  Coffee Break
 17:30 Practicals: Programming/GPU/CPU
Supervisory and Science Board Meeting


Wednesday, September 22nd

Computational Wave Propagation: Basic theory
Chair: Kristek
 08:30 Brief History; Finite Difference approach (Igel)
The Spectral element method (Fichtner)
Discontinuous Galerkin method (Käser)
 10:30 Coffee Break

Chair: O'Brien
 11:00 Frequency domain modelling (Virieux)
Cell methods (Seriani)
Homogenization (Capdeville)
Comparison of accuracy of the FDM, FEM, SEM and DGM (Moczo)

Free Afternoon, Social Programme, Evening in Alghero
Meeting Point: 16:00 at the Hotel harbour. Boat trip will lead us to "Grotta di Nettuno" and to Alghero. Meeting point in Alghero 10:30 for return by bus (details follow).


Thursday, September 23rd
  Computational wave propagation: applications on all scales
Chairs: Boschi, Ferreira
Elastic Inversion in the frequency domain (Brossier)
 09:00 Ground motion prediction with DG (Etienne)
DG in coupled acoustic-elastic media (Stadler)
Modelling with axi-symmetric SEM (Nissen-Meyer)
 10:30 Coffee Break
Running FD and SE wave propagation codes faster on GPU clusters (le Loher)

openTomo: community codes for tomographic problems?
Short presentations on e-infrastructure projects:  e.g., Montagner (NERIES-NERA), Igel (EPOS, VERCE, TOAST, parSeis), Nolet (GlobalSeis), Tromp (CIG) followed by panel discussion on the need for provision of stable, scalable, portable codes for wave propagation and inversion problems.
Joint Meeting of WP4 (Inverse Problems) & WP6 (Tomography and Geodynamics)
Open poster session
Coffee Break
Open poster session


Friday, September 24th
  Seismic data and inversion on all scales
Chair: Holschneider
Inner core anisotropy from normal mode observations (Irving)
3D global tomography based on spectral element method (Liu)
 09:30 Passive seismic analysis for reservoir monitoring (Gei)
Monitoring velocity variations using tiltmeter data (Hadziioannou)
 10:30 Coffee Break

Chair: Woodhouse
The concept of arrival time in seismology (Nolet)
Global finite frequency tomography (Sigloch)
The Importance of mineral physics for the geodynamic interpretation of tomographic models (Schuberth)
Observing and inverting more than translations: rotations and strains (Brokesova)
Meeting of WP5 (Industrial applications)
Specfem3d: a community code for forward and inverse modelling (Tromp, Liu)
Coffee Break
Specfem3d: a community code for forward and inverse modelling (Tromp, Liu)
Soccer Match
What does it take to get a PhD? Some simple rules, strategies, experiences, risks … (panel discussion)
Chairs: Sigloch, Ferreira


Saturday, September 25th
  Seismic source problems
Chair: Käser
Dynamic rupture propagation with DG (Pelties)
Pulse-like rupture in large aspect-ratio faults (Dalguer)
 09:30 Could we detect earthquake nucleation from surface observations? (Ionescu)
Source properties of 2010 M7 Haiti earthquake by back projection (Meng)
 10:30 Coffee Break

Workshop Conclusion and Outlook
Chairs: Trampert, Woodhouse, Das
Short presentation by the WP leaders with project plans, future meetings. Final discussion
Spill over time (more discussions if necessary)
Final Evening, Sardinian Special Dinner


Poster Session

Thursday, September 23rd, 16:00 - 18:30
Bozdag Ebru
Towards adjoint tomography for a global crustal model
Boehm Christian
PDE Constrained Optimization and its Application to Seismic Tomography
Casarotti Emauele
Spectral-Element Simulations of seismic waves and coseismic deformations generated by the 2009 L'Aquila Earthquake
Cavallini Fabio Seriani Geza
Green’s function of surface waves in anisotropic media via automatic differentiation
Danecek Peter
Evaluation of upper mantel and crust models for the European Plate region
Duchkov Anton
Using wave packets for multi-fold seismic data sparse representation, imaging and migration velocity analysis
Esposito Roberta
Finite frequency P-wave tomography across Europe
Foundotos Michael
Observability of multiply reflected P waves
Gourdin Catherine
New estimations on splitting normal modes
Hung Shu-Huei
Multi-scale, finite-frequency travel time tomography: example from 3D P and S wave tomography of the crust and upper mantle beneath Central Tiber
Klin P.
Priolo E.
Seriani Geza
Numerical simulation of seismic wave propagation in realistic 3D geo-models with a Fourier pseudo-spectral method
Koelemeijer Paula
Normal mode study of the D'' region and the core-mantle boundary topography
Lambrecht Lasse
3D simulation of seismic wave propagation around a tunnel using the spectral element method
Lentas Kostas
Using Earth's normal modes to define the robustness of a new method for the determination of the seismic parameters
Mäkinen Anna
Inner core temporal variations observed with body waves
Mangeney Anne
Numerical modelling of seismic waves generated by landslides
Meng Lingsen
Retrieving earthquake rupture properties by high-resolution array analysis at regional distances: the 2010 M7 Haiti earthquake as seen by the Venezuela National Seismic Network
Mercerat Diego
Imaging the slab beneath central Chile using the Spectral Element Method and adjoint techniques
Molinari Irene
Importance of detailed knowledge of crustal structure and its accurate representation
for modeling seismic wave propagation at the continental scale
Mosca Ilaria
Probabilistic tomography of the lower mantle
Peter Daniel
Adjoint Tomography of the Middle East for Nuclear Explosion Monitoring
Pfaffelmoser Tobias
Uncertainty Visualization in Seismic Tomography
Rickers Florian
Hunting for plumes in the mantle using full seismograms
Rubino Jorge German
Computational rock physics with applications in geophysics
Schäfer Julia
Adaptively parameterized 3D models of the European upper mantle from surface wave tomography
Schenk Olaf
Interior-Point Method for Time-Harmonic Inverse Medium Problems
Schumacher Florian
Waveform sensitivity kernels for 3D elastic background media
Seriani Geza
Oliveira Saulo
Dispersion Analysis of Spectral Element Methods
Sidler Rolf
Numerical simulation of surface waves in porous media
Stähler Simon
Study of the mantle transition zone using regional P-waveform data
Tajima Fumiko
Evaluation of seismic tomography models and implications for dynamic modeling
Stutzmann Eleonore
Modelling secondary microseismic noise
Thomson Colin
The space-time domain form of the reflection operator for a simple interface
Verbeke Julie
Rayleigh and Love waves phase velocity measurements in central Europe from seismic ambient noise
Waszek Lauren
Reconciling inner core super-rotation with hemispherical structure
Wenk Stefan
The discontinuous Galerkin finite element method and its application to global wave propagation
Weston Jennifer
Systematic source comparisons between earthquake source models determined using InSAR and seismology
Zecevic Megan
Preliminary analysis of LP events at Piton de la Fournaise, La Réunion
Zhang Ran
Statistical inversion using Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods
Zhu Hejun
Towards 3D reference model of Europe by using spectral-element method and adjoint method


Note to all speakers:

  • 60 Minute time slot will STRICTLY correspond to 45 mins + 15 mins discussion
  • 30 Minute time slot will STRICTLY correspond to 20 mins + 10 mins discussion



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