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Sunday, May 20th

Arrival of participants - Registration

Icebreaker - Dinner

Monday, May 21st

08:30-09:00 Igel: Opening - Welcome
09:00-09:30 Introduction Seismic Source (Prieto)
09:30-09:50 Dionicio: Multi-scale imaging of the MW 9.0 Tohoku earthquake combining back projection and kinematic modelling
09:50-10:10 Galvez: A conceptual model for 2011 M9 Tohoku earthquake with an unstructured 3D spectral element method
10:10-10:30 Twardzik: Determination of the robust source features of the Mw6.0 Parkfield earthquake
10:30 Coffee Break
Zecevic: Source characteristics of a family of long period events recorded during an intrusive phase on Piton de la Fournace, La Reunion
11:20-11:40 Razanezhad: Bayesian inference in linear mixed models for spatial distribution of fault slip
Introduction Forward Modelling (Nissen-Meyer)
12:10-12:30 van Driel: Towards efficient global wave propagation in 3D media using scattering integrals
15:00-15:20 Masson: Numerical implementation of a time reversal mirror using the spectral element method and possible applications
Su: A poly-grid Chebyshev spectral element method for wave propagation modelling in highly heterogeneous media
15:40-16:10 Introduction FWI (Kamei)
16:10-16:30 Valentine: Uncertainty in CMT-style source determination: a problem for full-waveform inversion?
16:30 Coffee Break
17:00-17:20 Schiemenz: Full-waveform inversion for large-scale problems: workflow, source encoding, and synthetic applications
17:20-17:40 Valentova: Inverting finite-frequency traveltimes containing errors to reveal 2D velocity structures
17:40-18:00 Colombi: Efficient full-waveform inversion for CMB topography
18:00-18:20 Knaute: Towards full waveform inversion of the near surface in exploration seismics
Pubquiz (~1 1/2 hr)

Tuesday, May 22nd

08:30-09:00 Introduction Heterogeneity/Anisotropy (Cupillard)
Baron: Full-waveform tomography in the Vrancea region - Romania
09:20-09:40 Morais: Structure of the crust and mantle beneath Iberia and western Mediterranean from P and S receiver functions and SKS waveforms
09:40-10:00 Schaeffer: Anisotropic structure of the upper mantle, imaged using surface and S waveform tomography
10:00 Coffee Break
Cance: Optimizing 2D non periodic homogenization for the elastic waves for strong spatial variations of the dominant wavelength cases
10:50-11:20 Introduction Normal Modes (Ferreira)
Lentas: Finite source model determination for large magnitude earthquakes using long-period normal mode data
11:40-12:00 Koelemeijer: Observability of lower mantle structures in Earth's free oscillation data
Nader-Nieto: Rotational long-period signals: from ring laser data to large seismic networks array derived rotations
15:20-15:40 Gualtieri: Modeling seismic noise by normal mode summation
15:40-16:10 Introduction Noise (Hadziioannou)
16:10-16:30 Poli: Application of seismic noise correlation: surface waves imaging and body waves emergence
16:30 Coffee Break
Gilligan: Imaging the stucture of the Tien Shan using receiver functions and seismic ambient noise
Weemstra: Constraining seismic attenuation from the ambient seismic field
17:40-18:00 Mikesell: Investigating the accuracy of Green's function estimates from Z-Z and Z-R correlations
Free Discussion - Work packages
Round Table Dinner - informal discussion about QUEST presentation topics during dinner

Wednesday, May 23th

Introduce your poster (chair: Morais)
Coffee Break
10:00-12:30 Poster Session

Abreu Solorzano: Modeling the first order wave equation using compex steps
Abril-Lopez: Attenuation relationship for Colombian seismic hazard assessment
Danecek: Modelling basin-emanated secondary surface waves
Datta: Constraining lateral heterogenities in the upper mantle through spectral element modelling
Klin: Accurate modeling of the Rayleigh wave in a halfspace using the Fourier pseudo-spectral method
Martin Leon: 3D wave propagation in Iberia
Molinari: Wave propagation and shaking in deep sedimentary basins: Po Plain case of study
Parisi: Approximate vs. purely numerical approaches for full waveform modeling of global Earth structure
Schuberth: Synthetic seismograms for a synthetic Earth
Wang: How to seperate intrinsic and artificial anisotropy
Wenk: 3-D elastic wave propagation on a regional scale using the Discontinuous-Galerkin method
Maghsoudi: Spatiotemporal patterns of acoustic emission (AE) activity in a salt mine
Sen: Full moment tensor inversion of coal mining
Ansari: A new method for solving finite fault inverse problem in time domain
Crupi: A deterministic approach to evaluate thermal effects on the recurrence time of earthquakes
Etemadsaeed: Moving Least Square Approximation for Fault Slip in Source Modeling of Earthquakes
Prieto: Source characteristics  and the mechanism of intermediate-depth earthquakes
De Vos: Sensitivity kernels for interstation cross-correlations
13:30 Free afternoon
19:30 Dinner
21:00 Supervisory and Science Board Meeting

Thursday, May 24th

Frequency Domain Full Waveform Inversion (chair: Schiemenz)

Pratt & co.: Introduction to frequency domain waveform inversion: theory and applications
09:30-10:00 Virieux: Recent advances in full waveform inversion: (a) data-driven versus model-driven strategies, (b) Truncated Newton approach, (c) application to real Valhall dataset
10:00 Coffee Break

Kernels, fruit, pastries, and sensitivities (chair: Cupillard)

Nolet: Seismic measurement techniques and their impact on the inverse problem
11:00-11:30 Sigloch: Finite frequency inversion
11:30-12:00 Bouchon: An overview of earthquake source inversion
14:00-15:30 Kamei, Pratt: Frequency Domain Inversion - Practical
Poster Session
Adam : Inversion of surface wave dispersion curves for anisotropy and exploration of parameters trade-offs
Afanasiev: Crosshole tomography, waveform Inversion, and anisotropy - A combined approach using simulated annealing
Al-Attar: Exact incorporation of boundary topography into normal mode coupling calculations
Barron: Towards a global 3D upper mantle attenuation model using SEM
Bernauer: Sensitivity optimisation of seismic observables
Chang: Radially anisotropic global tomography with multiple datasets
Colli: Full waveform tomography of the South Atlantic upper mantle
Cottaar: A large ULVZ beneath Hawaii from S diffracted waveform modeling
De Wit: Towards full waveform inversion using neural networks
Domingues: Tomographic study of the East African Rift in Mozambique - Initial results
Ficthner: Intrinsic Anisotropy
Ho: Modelling the effects of lateral heterogeneities and azimuthal anisotropy on surface waves for improving global tomographic maps using ray theory
Hosseini: ObsPyDMT: automatic tool for downloading, processing and management of large seismic datasets
Käufl: Full seismic waveform inversion using neural networks - Feedforward and recurrent architectures for waveform prediction and source inversion
Koelemeijer: Normal modes as a useful tool for testing geodynamical models: Effects of absolute plate reference frames
Lythgoe: Seismic constraints and thermal models of Earth's inner core growth
Mäkinen: Normal mode studies of anelasticity in the Earth's inner core
Meschede: Constraining structure in the Earth's interior with low frequency SEM spectra
Molina Aguilera: Time reversal imaging in the Gibraltar Arc
Mosca: A Monte Carlo approach applied to ultrasonic non-destructive testing
Padhy: Lateral structural change of the subducting Pacific plate beneath Japan inferred from high-frequency body wave analysis
Rickers: Imaging mantle plumes with instantaneous phase measurements of diffracted waves
Simon: Verce Use Case 'E-Tomo': Forward Modelling and Inversion - Towards Evolutionary Tomography on a Continental Scale
Coffee Break


Noisy Tomography (chair: Hadziioannou)
17:30-18:00 Stutzmann: Observing and modelling seismic noise
18:00-18:30 Lebedev: Teleseismic interferometry: measurement and model-space-map inversion of very-broadband dispersion of surface waves
Debate "Fully-numerical techniques render traditional, approximate methods obsolete"

Friday, May 25th

New models on regional ... (chair: Molinari)

Fichtner: Multi-scale waveform tomography for the crustal and upper-mantle structure of Europe and western Asia
09:00-09:30 Zhu: Adjoint tomography of the European Upper Mantle
Coffee Break

... and global scales (chair: Valentine)

10:30-11:00 Romanowicz: Full waveform modelling of the earth's mantle at the global scale: from normal modes to SEM
11:00-11:30 Bozdag: Towards global scale full waveform inversion
11:30-12:00 Discussion
14:00-15:00 Kamei, Pratt: Frequency Domain Inversion - Practical
15:00-16:00 e-Infrastructure (chair: Nissen-Meyer)
Igel: VERCE - A use case for 3-D modelling and inversion
Morelli: Format and visualization of tomographic models
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-17:30 Final Discussion - Loose Ends
Conference Dinner

Saturdayday, May 26th

Participants leave


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
  • 20 minute time slot will STRICTLY correspond to 15 mins + 05 mins discussion


Poster Wall Format:

84 cm width
119 cm height

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