The theme of the meeting is:
Simulating and Forecasting Earthquakes and Tsunamis
with Information Technology

The APEC Cooperation on Earthquake Simulations (ACES) is a multi-lateral grand challenge science research cooperation of APEC (the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) [http://www.aces.org.au/]. The ACES program is fundamentally a coordinated international effort linking complementary nationally based programs, centers and research teams, whose mission is:

1. To develop realistic numerical simulation models for the physics and dynamics of the complete earthquake generation process and to assimilate new earthquake observations into such models,
2. To foster collaboration between the relevant complementary programs of participating APEC member economies,
3. To foster development of the required research infrastructure and research programs.

The purpose of this meeting is to continue our highly successful ACES collaboration, moving towards development and implementation of the iSERVO program. Topics of interest will include new satellite measurements specifically InSAR, earthquake and tsunami forecasting, enabling computational methods including web services and petascale computing, and modeling and simulation. We would also like to discuss modes of collaboration for the future, and how these may be implemented in an evolving (Petascale) computing environment. More generically, we will also consider the following areas, which have arisen in connection with our previous collaborations:

1. Information manipulation, visualization and interpretation of highly heterogeneous data sets arising from both simulations and space- and earth-based observations.
2. Creation of multi-scale simulation data sets that are consistent with observed input data over the vast scales of observed earthquake data, from seconds to many thousands of years, and from meters to thousands of kilometers.
3. Assimilation of observed data into simulations arising from multiple sources including space, surface and borehole measurements, geological field investigations, and laboratory-derived data.
4. Integration of advanced methods for information storage and retrieval to enhance the interoperability and linkage of fixed and streaming data from simulations and observations.

A web site for submitted abstracts will be available shortly.

Full peer-reviewed papers will be published following the meeting.