EXPERT MEETING ON ADVANCES IN WAVEFORM PROCESSING AND SPECIAL STUDIES



LOCATION

Vienna, Austria 

DATES
8-10 October 2018

LANGUAGE
The working language will be English


POINT OF CONTACT
Mr Kevin Murray 
Training Assistant,IDC/CBT
CTBTO Preparatory Commission 
P.O.Box 1200
A-1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel.:+43 1 26030 6327
Fax:+43 1 26030 5973
Email: trainingping@ctbtopong.org

 

OBJECTIVES
The PTS is actively pursuing initiatives to improve the performance of the IDC waveform automatic processing pipeline. Some active research and development areas are: 

  • Further development of an integrated waveform quality control module and its application in all stages of the automatic processing pipeline;
  • Evaluating the new methods that can improve the pipeline performance in processing aftershock sequences and recurring events;
  • Evaluating and integrating new detectors and associators into the IDC processing pipeline;
  • Tuning components of IDC pipeline processing in order to optimize their performance; 
  • Advances in event screening. 

The PTS is initiating procedures for issuing the Updated Event Bulleting (UEB) as part of Special Studies and Expert Technical Analysis.  The status of this work will be reviewed. A prototype tool will be discussed with a view of eliciting expert input on algorithms and methodologies to incorporate. 

The objective of this technical expert meeting is twofold:

  1. The first two days of the meeting will be dedicated to exploring advances to waveform processing that may improve the IDC waveform pipeline processing, including tools and methodologies for testing and validation; 
  2. The third day of the meeting will be dedicated to discussing waveform Special Studies and Expert Technical Analysis - methods, use of data and content of UEB. 

Meeting participants are welcome to contribute to the technical meeting by making a 15 minute presentation related to one of the topics above. 


AGENDA
To be determined. 

PARTICIPANTS PROFILE
Experts from NDCs and research establishments that are involved in testing, applying and developing waveform methods that may be suitable for inclusion into the IDC waveform automatic processing pipeline, or may be applicable to Special Studies and Expert Technical Analysis. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Applicants are requested to visit our website Opens external link in new windowctnw.ctbto.org and apply online latest by 15 July 2018. 

Financial support may be available for a limited number of participants. Such assistance must be requested at the time of registration (by selecting the relevant box during online registration) and no later than 15 July 2018

States Signatories wishing to nominate experts are requested to inform the Provisional Technical Secretariat (see Point of Contact) through their respective Permanent Mission. 

 
FINANCIAL INFORMATION 
Applicable to PTS-funded participants only

In accordance with the Staff regulations and rules and Administrative Directives, the PTS will provide funded participants with a daily subsistence allowance (DSA) and financial support to cover travel costs.  

  • The DSA will be sufficient to the cover related expenses during the expert meeting programme; 
  • The PTS travel agent will reserve, issue and send the flight tickets to the participants for the most direct and economical 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; and 
  • Health insurance will be provided that covers the duration of the expert meeting programme. 

Requirement: scanned passport copies. 


OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION 

Visas
In order to ensure timely processing, participants should apply for visas, if needed and as soon as possible, at the corresponding consular office upon receipt of an Acceptance Letter from the Provisional Technical Secretariat.

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.