2020 CIG Community Workshop

Advancing Our Understanding of Earth Dynamics in CIG IV

13-15 October 2020

8:00A to 12:30P PDT 

15:00 to 19:30 UTC 



The workshop brings together the geophysics community to address the science that drives computational geophysics and the development of state-of-the-art software. Outcomes from this workshop will inform the development of the CIG IV proposal in 2021. Building the capacity for leadership level computation and promoting the use of cutting-edge algorithms throughout the CIG community demands a broad vision that includes community education, resource development, and increasing and supporting computational expertise to make computing more approachable and accessible. The workshop intends to provide a forum to discuss opportunities and initiatives to meet community needs in supporting the practice of leading-edge, open science.

As CIG looks towards the future, we invite community input on CIG initiatives through participation in discussions and contributions of science, technology, infrastructure, and outreach posters. Participants from a wide range of disciplines in the computational and geosciences are encouraged to attend. We especially seek feedback from early-career scientists in creating the vision for the next phase of CIG to meet the future challenges in geodynamics.

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Magali Billen, University of California, Davis
Clint Conrad, University of Oslo
Juliane Dannberg, University of Florida
Lorraine Hwang, University of California, Davis
Carolina Lithgow-Bertelloni, University of California, Los Angeles
Cian Wilson, Carnegie Institution for Science


Preregistration opens: 17 August 2020 [preregister] CLOSED
Preregistration closes: 9 October 2020 CLOSED

Zoom registration:  A link will be sent to attendees who have preregistered beginning September 20.

Idea Talks:  4 September 2020 CLOSED
Poster Presentations: 4 October 2020 CLOSED 

Poster Gallery: [figshare]

Workshop Report: [pdf]



Invited Speakers

Julien Aubert, IPGP                                 Nadia Lapusta, Caltech
Daniel Crawford, Virginia Tech                Carolina Lithgow-Bertelloni, UCLA 
Lucy Flesch, Purdue U.                           Laurent Montesi, U. of Maryland 
Alice Gabriel,U. Munich                           Sharon Mosher, UT Austin
Thomas Gastine, IPGP                          l Harold Tobin, U. of Washington 
Mark Ghiorso, OFM Research                 Greg Tucker, U. of Colorado, Boulder
Juan E. Gilbert, University of Florida       Ylona van Dinther, Utrecht U.
John Hernlund, Tokyo Inst. of Tech.      I  Ikuko Wada, U. of Minnesota 
Ved Lekic, U. of Maryland                        Eva Zanzerki, NSF 

Workshop Information


The workshop will be held Tuesday-Thursday from October 13-15, 2020 with formal sessions lasting 4h 30m each day.


This workshop will take place online using zoom. If you have not used zoom before, please test your connection prior to the event. [zoom test]

Connection information will be emailed to registered participants prior to the meeting.


Participants must preregister to attend. Attendance will require final registration with zoom to obtain your unique meeting link valid for all 3 days of the workshop.

All preregistrants will be forwarded a zoom registration link in mid-September.



In support of advancing community input for CIG IV, community members are invited to submit an Idea Talk. An Idea Talk should share your vision of what activity the community should undertake in CIG IV by both clearly defining the problem and proposing approaches to address the identified issues.

Idea Talks will be presented during the plenary sessions.

Submit an abstract(< 1 page) to:

Deadline to submit your presentation is Friday September 4, 2020. CLOSED


Community members are encouraged to contribute presentations on science, technology, infrastructure, and outreach. Presentations should include a poster and a prerecorded talk no more than 5 minutes in length. Posters and prerecorded presentations will be available on figshare. Information on uploading to figshare is NOW AVAILABLE. See Posters-Instructions.

Attendees will be encouraged to view all presentations prior to the Poster Question and Answer Session. Presenters will have the opportunity to sign up for a time slot during the formal Question and Answer sessions scheduled for before and after the formal program of each day.

Deadline to submit your presentation is Sunday October 4, 2020. CLOSED


Participants are expect to abide by the CIG Code of Conduct. CIG's Code of Conduct applies to all virtual and in person events CIG sponsors.

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