Thread: SSA meeting abstract submission ...

Started: 2019-01-03 06:15:07
Last activity: 2019-01-03 06:15:07
Topics: SSA Meetings
R. Cakir
2019-01-03 06:15:07
Dear Colleagues,
We would like to encourage you to consider attending the 2019 SSA meeting in Seattle, WA and submitting your abstract to our session " Problem Unsolved: Knowledge Gaps at the Intersection of Earthquake Engineering Practice and Research".
Abstract submission is open until January 11 2019.

For information about abstract submissions and the technical program please visit

Problem Unsolved: Knowledge Gaps at the Intersection of Earthquake Engineering Practice and Research
Earthquake engineering is a perpetual balancing act between established methods and innovative techniques. Established best practices and existing code are backed by published research as well as engineering consensus, but for some cases may lead to unrealistic results. The engineer's desire to improve and optimize the design requires adoption of new practices and techniques that are actively being researched. These newer practices may expose deficiencies in scientific understanding of which the research community is unaware. Alternatively, the practitioner may not be aware of the full range of research on these techniques. The intent of this session is to promote a dialogue between the earthquake engineering research and practice communities, and to suggest possible directions for new research to fill in these gaps.

This session invites engineering practitioners and researchers to submit case studies that illustrate difficulties they have encountered in their practice, owing to gaps in scientific knowledge. The session also invites papers on recent research illuminating known gaps in understanding of earthquake engineering practice. Submissions highlighting any earthquake engineering problem are welcome, as are those in the area of risk analysis and mitigation for disaster resilience. Submissions in the areas of seismic risk/hazard analysis, ground response analysis, soil-structure interaction and liquefaction analysis are particularly encouraged.
Youssef M. A. Hashash, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (hashash<at><hashash<at>>)
Shahriar Vahdani, Applied Geodynamics, Inc. (shah.vahdani<at><shah.vahdani<at>>)
Brady Cox, University of Texas at Austin (brcox<at><brcox<at>>)
Albert Kottke, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (albert.kottke<at><albert.kottke<at>>)
Recep Cakir, Washington Geological Survey (recep.cakir<at><recep.cakir<at>>)
Bahareh Heidarzadeh, ENGEO Incorporated (bheidarzadeh<at><bheidarzadeh<at>>)
David P. Teague, ENGEO Incorporated (dteague<at><dteague<at>>)
Gilead Wurman, ENGEO Incorporated (gwurman<at><gwurman<at>>)

Happy New Year!
Best Regards,

Recep (Ray) Cakir, Ph.D., LG
Senior Scientist, Geological Hazards
Washington Geological Survey
Olympia, WA

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