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*Participants are asked to bring a laptop that has wireless access to the workshop.

Citizens and Earthquake Science

Time Program
09:00 ~ 09:45

The Quake-Catcher Network - A Social-cyber-seismic Network Enabled through Distributed Computing
Jesse LAWRENCE, Stanford University, US

09:45 ~ 10:30 Toward a Taiwan School Seismic Network through QCN-Taiwan
Wen-Tzong LIANG, Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, TW
10:30 ~ 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 ~ 11:45 QCN: From Ground Motion to Real-time Hazards Products
Jesse LAWRENCE, Stanford University, US
11:45 ~ 12:30 Development of Low-cost Seismometer (Palert) and Its Applications in Earthquake Early Warning
Yih-Min WU, Department Geosciences, National Taiwan University, TW
12:30 ~ 13:30 Lunch
13:30 ~ 14:15 QCN's Rapid Aftershock Mobilization Program: What We've Learned
Angela CHUNG, Stanford University, US
14:15 ~ 14:30 Who is providing volunteer computing power?
Dudumomo, Volunteer Cruncher, Alliance Francophone
14:30 ~ 15:15 Hands-on Experience Session: Testing the Latest Generation of QCN Sensors led by
Jesse LAWRENCE, Stanford University, US & Angela CHUNG, Stanford University, US
15:15 ~ 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 ~ 16:00 The Future Plan of QCN in Asia Pacific
16:00 ~ 16:45 The QCN of Tomorrow and What Will It Take?
Jesse LAWRENCE, Stanford University, US
16:45 ~ 17:30 Deployment Planning Session: Establishing QCN in SE Asia led by
Simon LIN, ASGC, TW & Francois GREY, Citizen Cyberscience Centre, CERN, CH

Time Program
09:00 ~ 09:45

CCC Sessions 1
Virtual Machines and Volunteer Computing: Experience from Test4Theory and Opportunities for Earthquake Science

Daniel LOMBRAÑA GONZALEZ, Citizen Cyberscience Centre, CERN, CH

09:45 ~ 10:30 CCC Session 2
Cybermappr and PyBossa: crowd-sourcing frameworks for damage assessment

Daniel LOMBRAÑA GONZALEZ, Citizen Cyberscience Centre, CERN, CH
10:30 ~ 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 ~ 12:30 CCC Session 3
Introduction to Jarifa: A System for Distributed Computing on Organizational Resources, Using BOINC; Hands-on Session, Q&A

Daniel LOMBRAÑA GONZALEZ, Citizen Cyberscience Centre, CERN, CH
12:30 ~ 14:00 Lunch
14:00 ~ 15:30 IDGF Session 1
Short Introduction of IDGF and Its Services; Infrastructure with Bridged and Cloud Resources; Available Applications, Repositories and Science Gateways with Demos.

led by Robert LOVAS, MTA SZTAKI, HU
15:30 ~ 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 ~ 17:30 IDGF Session 2
Roadmap for Universities and Academic Institutes; Case Studies Particularly from the Asia-Pacific Region; Q&A


An event co-organized by Academia Sinica Grid Computing, the Citizen Cyberscience Centre and Desktop Grids for International Scientific Collaboration (DEGISCO).

This year’s Asia@home Workshop is on the topic of “Citizens and Earthquake Science”. The focus is on applications of citizen-based volunteer computing and volunteer sensing to earthquake science in South-East Asia. The purpose of the hackfest is to explore new concepts in distributed software and hardware, and brainstorm about how to increase web-based public participation in earthquake science.

The two-day workshop tackles two specific challenges:
The first day focuses on how to deploy the volunteer-based earthquake sensing project Quake Catcher Network in Taiwan and neighbouring regions of South-East Asia, such as Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam. QCN provides seismic researchers with new and unique sources of information about seismic events. It is also contributing to public awareness about earthquake science.

The second day focuses on integrating large-scale simulation packages for earthquake science with the volunteer computing platform BOINC, so that home PCs and laptops, as well as desktop grids in research institutes, may contribute to simulation-based research. Topics include volunteer cloud computing, bridging volunteer and grid resources, and services provided by the International Desktop Grdi Federation (IDGF).

GUEST SPEAKERS include Prof. Jesse Lawrence, Stanford School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University.

WHO SHOULD COME? Seismic scientists, grid and volunteer computing enthusiasts, science education experts.

Any questions regarding to the detailed program, please contact:
Francois Grey (francois.grey@cern.ch)