Summary on Plans for Future Workshops
Discussion led by Mark Simons on priorities for future workshops.
Meeting location options
- Lake Tahoe
- Boulder, CO
- Snowbird, Utah
Meeting content and format
- Less tutorial-oriented than present meeting.
- Ratio of talk time to tinker time
- Ratio seems about right, but possibly make sure that everyone has the software they need installed at the beginning of the meeting.
- Possibly have a format that includes talks in the morning and tinker time in the afternoon.
- Meeting length. Does 3.5 days seem about right?
- One possibility is to have a whole week, possibly with an optional 5th day.
- Mechanism for evaluating benchmark results.
- Need to compile results for comparison.
- Someone needs to be in charge of keeping the benchmark process moving forward.
- Charles Williams is willing to spearhead the benchmark effort, but will need to delegate responsibilities.
- Need to create a matrix of benchmarks, codes, and people planning to run them.
- New constitutive relationships - discussions of what is needed.
- Geologic complexity. How important are variations?
- Visitors to discuss other science aspects.
- Other CIG groups. This could be related to the idea of time-scale coupling.
- Inverse theory/optimization.
- Structural geology and/or rock mechanics.
- Data driving the computations. How model feedback could influence the planning for future observations.
- Case studies. Examples might include Parkfield, Landers, seismic cyle studies, etc.
- Presentations for commercial packages. It would be best to have someone from the community do this rather than a company representative.
Workshop Planning Committee
- Goal of workshop is to enable people to do modeling, not to just present results.
- Don't want to duplicate another meeting/workshop.
- Workshop "wing" of CIG?