Thomas H. Jordan and the SCEC/ITR Collaboration
Southern California Earthquake Center
The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) is developing a new information
infrastructure for earthquake science that uses advanced technologies in grid
computing and knowledge representation and reasoning. SCECís goals have been
formulated in terms of four computational pathways related to seismic hazard
analysis, which include simulations of active fault-systems, rupture dynamics,
and seismic wavefields. The overall goal is to create a SCEC "community
modeling environment" or collaboratory that will comprise curated resources
needed by researchers to develop and use these four computational pathways.
The presentation will emphasize the increasing role of standardized ontologies
in promoting interoperability.