INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
“Data Intensive System Analysis for Geohazard Studies”

18–21 July 2016
Sochi region, Mountain cluster, Russia

Scope

The conference is the fifth one in a series of meetings previously held in Russia (Suzdal 2007, Pereslavl-Zalessky 2009, Uglich 2011, Kaluga 2013). This series is devoted to application of systems analysis to geophysical observations, data mining and geo-informatics. Hazardous natural phenomena, as well as some man-made hazards, can be detected by different techniques routinely used for monitoring the geophysical parameters. The upcoming conference in Sochi will focus on implementation of Systems Analysis embracing a sophisticated data analysis and holistic Earth science approach in order to get comprehensive information on the phenomena of different degrees of hazard and on the multi-scale extremes.

We intend to discuss the topics related to observations, detection of and modeling geophysical extremes; development, implementation and maintenance of methods and instruments for monitoring; evolution of natural systems towards extreme conditions; assessment of global- and local-scale hazardous phenomena; challenges in data processing and analysis using pattern recognition, statistical and other methods relevant to large data processing; applications of geo-databases and GIS.

Sessions

  • Geophysical systems dynamics, data analysis and extreme events
  • Hazards in the Earth’s electro-magnetic environment and geomagnetic observations
  • Earth surface hazards: tectonic and induced earthquakes, volcano activity, landslides, sandstorms
  • Climate, geophysical and ecological extremes in the Arctic region
  • GIS technology for Earth science and practical applications
  • Geoinformatic maintenance of safety of mining and underground construction

Invited Speakers

Dr. Heide Hackmann
France​/​South Africa​/​Germany, Executive Director of the International Council for Science (ICSU)
Dr. Alik Ismail-Zadeh
Germany​/​Russia, Secretary General of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG)
Prof. Geoffrey Boulton
Scotland, Regius Professor of Geology Emeritus, Senior Honorary Professorial Fellow, School of Geosciences, The University of Edinburgh & France, President of the International Council for Science: Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA)
Prof. Vladimir Chubarikov
Russia, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Prof. Mioara Mandea
France, Programme Manager for Solid Earth, Earth Observation / Directorate of Innovation, Applications and Science of Centre National d'Études Spatiales (CNES)
Dr. Kusumita Arora
India, National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Head of Magnetic Observatory
Dr. Antonella Peresan
Italy, Department of Mathematics and Earth Sciences, Università degli Studi di Trieste & National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics, CRS-OGS, Trieste
Prof. Fred S. Roberts
USA, Director of Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence CCICADA: Command, Control and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis

The Great Debate

The Great Debate event is a panel discussion which would become an outstanding and focal event of the International Conference “Data Intensive System Analysis for Geohazard Studies” due to the great scientific and data experience of the panelists. During the panel discussion, titled "What scientific and technological data and their Systems Analysis will be in the 21st century?", the prominent leaders of the international scientific organizations and distinguished scientists will try to foresight the most significant trends of the 21st century in Systems Analysis development, Data Science, geoobservations and other important disciplines. The Great Debate will take place on 20 July, 2016.

Poster session

Poster presentation is the main scientific contribution to the conference as only a limited number of invited oral presentations will be available.

Poster session will take place once on the second day of the conference (19 July 2016, see Preliminary program). The Poster Session participants will be provided with space for posters and, upon request, a table and electric supply for their laptops or tablet PCs for presentation. The presenters can choose either a traditional poster or a laptop e-presentation. To attract more attention and communicate efficiently we recommend either a laptop presentation, or both a poster and a laptop. To submit an abstract for the poster presentation, register to the conference or log in.

Conference Committees

Conference Сhairs:

Alexey Gvishiani
(Russia, GC RAS)
Pavel Kabat
(Austria, IIASA)

Chair:

Alexey Gvishiani
(Russia, GC RAS)

Deputy Chair:

Leonid Vaysberg
(Russia, REC Mekhanobr-tekhnika)

Deputy Chair:

Renata Lukianova
(Russia, GC RAS)

Secretary:

Roman Krasnoperov
(Russia, GC RAS)
Tom Beer
(Australia, IUGG)
Valery Bondur
(Russia, ISR "AEROCOSMOS")
John Broome
(Canada, CODATA)
Alexander Gliko
(Russia, RAS)
Simon Hodson
(France, CODATA)
Alik Ismail-Zadeh
(Germany​/​Russia, IUGG)
Alexander Khanchuk
(Russia, FEGI)
Mioara Mandea
(France, CNES)
Eduard Petrovsky
(Czech Republic, IAGA)
Alexander Ponomarev
(Russia, IPE RAS)
Anni Reissell
(Finland, IIASA)
Erin Joshua Rigler
(USA, USGS)
Elena Rovenskaya
(Russia, IIASA)
Donald Saari
(USA, UC)
Anatoly Soloviev
(Russia, GC RAS)
Alan Thomson
(UK, BGS)

Chair:

Alena Rybkina
(Russia, GC RAS & France, CODATA)

Deputy Chair:

Alexandra Astapenkova
(Russia, GC RAS)
Vera Timofeeva
(Russia, IPE RAS & CSA innovative group)
Olga Samokhina
(Russia, GC RAS)
Anastasia Odintsova
(Russia, GC RAS)
Vasil Sultanov
(Russia, GC RAS)
Elena Firsova
(Russia, GC RAS)
Sanja Drinkovic
(Austria, IIASA)
Ernest Kedrov
(Russia, GC RAS)

Co-organizers:

Participation Details

Step 1. Fill in the online Registration form

Step 2. Submit your abstract

Step 3. Pay the registration fee

Step 4. Get a Russian visa (if needed)

Registration Fees Structure
Early Bird
(till April 15, 2016)
Standard
(from April 16 till June 1, 2016)
Late
(from June 2 till July 1, 2016)
On-site
Full registration450 EUR /
39000 RUB
500 EUR /
43500 RUB
550 EUR /
47500 RUB
600 EUR /
52000 RUB
Accompanying person (special cultural program for the Conference period)100 EUR /
8500 RUB
125 EUR /
10500 RUB
150 EUR /
13000 RUB
175 EUR /
15000 RUB

Bank transfer details for Registration fee payment

If you have any questions concerning your registration payment please contact Alena Rybkina (a.rybkina@gcras.ru).

The registration fee includes:

  • accommodation (3 nights, Radisson Hotel 5*, Rosa Khutor)
  • meals (breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, poster session drinks)
  • Welcome Reception
  • conference materials
  • book of abstracts (electronic)
  • participation in the Conference scientific sessions
  • sightseeing tour

Accompanying person program

Each participant of the conference can come to Rosa Khutor with an accompanying person. Accompanying persons will be offered a special cultural program for the Conference period (download the Accompanying person program). If you are planning to come to the Conference with an accompanying person, indicate it, ticking the box during the Registration process.

Working language

The working language of the conference is English. Interpretation to/from Russian/English will be provided upon request.

Register to the Conference

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission

We invite authors to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentation. Abstracts are submitted electronically via personal account after registration. Abstract template can be found in the Abstract submission form in your personal account.

Abstract submission deadline is May 23, 2016.

Book of Abstracts

The Book of Abstracts will be published electronically, available online before the conference and will include abstracts of the presentations of all the participants. In addition, each participant of the conference can submit an article based on his or her oral or poster presentation to Russian Journal of Earth Sciences indexed by Web of Science (RSCI). The articles are accepted only in English (native or high-quality translation) and should satisfy the recommendations to authors. The articles will be published after passing through standard peer-review and editorial process.

Key Dates

February 1, 2016Registration open
February 1, 2016Abstract submission open
April 15, 2016Early Bird registration fee deadline
May 23, 2016Abstract submission deadline
June 1, 2016Standard registration fee deadline
June 1, 2016Abstract acceptance notification deadline
June 10, 2016Tentative Program
July 1, 2016Late registration fee deadline
July 1, 2016Registration closed
July 18–21, 2016Conference in progress

Venue

The conference will take place in Rosa Khutor village (560 meters above the sea) located in the suburbs, in the Adler district of the city of Sochi, 40 kilometers from Sochi International Airport. The resort is conveniently located and easily reachable by public transport and car. The 2014 Olympic games were organized in this region.

Rosa Khutor is a prestigious all season world-class mountain resort that is nonetheless open to all. It offers a wide variety of activities for guests of different ages. In the resort area visitors can enjoy the remarkable picturesque views of the Sochi National Park, the blossoming rhododendrons on the promontory cliffs, Alpine meadows, mountain ravines, and blue glittering of the Black Sea visible from height of 2,320 meters — the highest scenic viewpoint in Sochi. The booklet about Rosa Khutor

Ropeway Olympia. Photo by T. Brusenina
The Olympic village. Photo by D. Bondarenko
View on the Romanov bridge. Photo by E. Shernov
Rhododendrons blossoming at the Rosa Peak station. Photo by T. Brusenina
Radisson Hotel Rosa Khutor 5*
Radisson Hotel Rosa Khutor 5*

The con­fer­ence ses­sions and ac­com­mo­da­tion of the par­tic­i­pants will be based in Radisson Rosa Khutor 5* — a pre­mium-class ho­tel with in­te­rior, de­vel­oped by the promi­nent Swe­dish de­signer Christian Lundwahl.

The hotel’s infrastructure features conference rooms, Wi-Fi coverage and a business center with modern office equipment.

Sights nearby

Sochi National Park
The Olympic park
Mountain Olympic Village - "House Of Winners"
Skypark Aj Hackett Sochi
Rosa Beach at the artificial mountain lake
Cultural ethnographic center “My Russia”
Sochi Arboretum
Sochi Discovery World Aquarium

Logistics

How to get to Rosa Khutor

Rosa Khutor is a resort area located in the Adler district of the city of Sochi, 40 kilometers from Sochi International Airport. Click here to view all options how to get to Rosa Khutor.

Visa

All non-Russian participants should thoroughly examine the regulations for visiting the Russian Federation. These regulations and procedures for obtaining a visa are available online on the websites of the Russian embassies/consulates for your country of citizenship or residence (please visit Russian Foreign Ministry webpage).

Each participant of the Conference will be sent a Letter of acceptance and an official invitation (visa support letter). Please, contact the Organizing Committee if you need a visa support.

Important! Please use the official invitation to the Conference when applying for the visa. Please apply for the visa as early as possible. Processing your application may take several weeks.

Health

Participants are strongly recommended to confirm their medical insurance coverage prior arriving in Russia. Medical help is available for participants at their own expense.

Weather

The average daily temperature in Rosa Khutor in July is 24.9 °C, the average night temperature is 12.6 °C. Almost all days of July in Rosa Khutor are sunny. Cloudy and rainy days are rare.

Restaurants

There is a variety of pleasant restaurants at Rosa Khutor resort. Click here to view the list of restaurants. The average bill is 10–20 EUR.

Local taxi services

Yandex Taxi – approximately 18 EUR from Sochi airport to Rosa Khutor. (in Russian rubbles only)
Uber taxi – approximately 16 EUR from Sochi airport to Rosa Khutor (paying by card only).
A2B taxi – approximately 18 EUR from Sochi airport to Rosa Khutor.
KiwiTaxi – approximately 18 EUR from Sochi airport to Rosa Khutor.

Contact us

If you have any questions concerning the Conference, please feel free to contact us.
e-mail:sochi2016@gcras.ru
tel.:+7 (495) 930-05-46