Vienna, VIC
  05 Mar 2020 - 06 Mar 2020


The PTS is exploring ways to improve the performance of the IDC’s automatic processing pipeline, an important aspect of which is the timely and high-quality automatic processing of aftershock sequences and other recurring events. For this reason the PTS launched a project with the objective to evaluate three algorithms that will help address this issue, namely the Empirical Matched Field algorithm by NORSAR, the SeisCorr algorithm by Sandia National Labs and the XSEL algorithm by the IDC.

The objective of this technical expert meeting is threefold:

  • For the developers of these algorithms to present their tools and methods and how they addressed specific aftershock sequences and recurrent events;
  • For the IDC to present the experimental pipeline it developed in order to integrate these algorithms and generate automatic seismic event lists;
  • For all participants to discuss the performance of the methods, compare them with one another, note each method’s pros and cons and compile a common summary agreed upon by the three stakeholders.

Meeting participants are welcome to contribute to the technical meeting by making 15 minute presentation(s) related to the topics above.

Further details:

Language: English
Application Deadline: 06 Dec 2019 00:00 GMT
Funding Application Deadline: 06 Dec 2019 00:00 GMT
Abstract Submission Deadline: 06 Dec 2019 00:00 GMT

Financial Information

Applicable to PTS-funded participants only

In accordance with the Staff regulations and rules and Administrative Directives, the PTS will provide the following:

  • A Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) that is sufficient to cover the related expenses during the workshop program will be paid on the first day of the workshops to the participants;
  • The PTS travel agent will reserve, issue and forward the flight ticket to the participants for the most direct and economic route;
  • Funded participants are not allowed to purchase their own tickets unless, under exceptional circumstances, be authorized to do so and only if this proves to be most cost efficient for the PTS;
  • The PTS will book a hotel and cover the costs for the accommodation; and
  • Health insurance will be provided that covers the duration of the workshop.

Requirement: Scanned passport copies.

Other Pertinent Information


Participants should apply for visas, if needed, at the corresponding consular office upon receipt of an acceptance Note Verbale from the Secretariat, in order to ensure timely processing.

Health/Accident Insurance

It is strongly recommended that prior to departure all participants should acquire health and accident insurance for the duration of the meeting.

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