SEG | AGU Advances in Distributed Sensing for Geophysics Workshop

2–4 June 2020 | Houston, Texas, USA

COVID-19 Notice: SEG leaders are closely monitoring the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and taking all related developments very seriously. We are all deeply concerned about the devastating and disruptive effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and consider as paramount the wellbeing of our global friends, colleagues, and constituents most at risk. We encourage all members to follow the guidance of your local authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO). As we are still several months out from this event, it is scheduled to take place as planned, 2-4 June, in Houston. We will assess new health and safety information promptly and update our events schedules as warranted.

About

2–4 June 2020
Houston, Texas, USA

Geophysical data acquisition is currently undergoing a quiet revolution driven by new advances in distributed sensing approaches based on fiber optics, inexpensive nodal systems, and ubiquitous sensors embedded in the Internet of Things. The commonality between these approaches is the capacity to economically conduct ultra-high-density measurements at scales above 1000 sensing locations, providing an unaliased view of seismic wavefields as well as other measurands including strain and temperature. Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing (DxS) and Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) in particular are moving from specialized tools for vertical seismic profiling to broadly utilized approaches deployed in boreholes, on the surface, and now on the seafloor with application domains in seismology, hydrogeology, and oceanography, as well as applied geophysics. With this rapid growth in measurement density have come new challenges in data management and analysis requiring focused development of approaches for identifying patterns and extracting information from these massive datasets, potentially exploiting machine learning methodologies.

This workshop seeks to bring together researchers from industry, academia, and the public sector involved in exploiting these recent sensing advances with the broader geoscience community to explore both the underlying technologies as well as new domains for distributed sensor deployment. The format of the workshop is intended to foster lively discussion and interaction, and includes an evening poster session to facilitate longer debates.

Organizing Committee

  • Jonathan Ajo-Franklin, Co-chair, Rice University
  • Chris Sherman, Co-chair, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Verónica Rodríguez Tribaldos, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Ge Jin, Colorado School of Mines
  • Biondo Biondi, Stanford University
  • Scott Tyler, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Albena Mateeva, Shell
  • Mark Willis, Halliburton
  • Bjorn Olofsson, ExxonMobil
  • Philippe Jousset, GFZ Potsdam

Contact

Kristi Casey
SEG
[email protected]

Attend & Housing

Workshop Schedule

Tuesday, 2 June
Registration and evening Icebreaker Reception

Wednesday, 3 June
Morning and afternoon sessions followed by an evening poster session

Thursday, 4 June
Morning and afternoon sessions

Registration Info - Coming Soon

Workshop Venue

BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) at Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005

Housing

There are several hotels within a brief walk of the meeting location. Please contact the hotels directly to make your reservations.

Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center
6633 Travis St. District
Houston, TX 77030
+1-713-313-4000
Hilton Hotel Reservations
Special Rates:
US$159 per night plus tax (weekday)
US$109 per night plus tax (weekend)
You must call the hotel and ask for the Rice University rate. Rate is not available online.

InterContinental Houston-Medical Center
6750 Main St.
Houston, TX 77030
+1-713-422-2779
InterContinental Hotel Reservations
Special Rates: 
US$179 per night plus tax
You must call the hotel and ask for the Rice University rate. Rate is not available online.

Hotel ZaZa Museum District
5701 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005
+1-713-526-1991
Hotel ZaZa Reservations
Special Rates:
US$179 per night plus tax
You must call the hotel and ask for the Rice University rate. Rate is not available online.

Special Rates are for rooms with 1 King bed or 2 Double/Queen beds. Upgrades and Suites are not available at these rates.

Visa Information/Invitation Letter

Participants in the workshop may generate an official invitation letter from SEG. This form will generate a letter that you can print and use if required. For visa requirements for entering United States of America, contact the U.S. embassy nearest you. Please note that SEG does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa, nor does it commit SEG to pay any expenses you may incur. It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry to the United States of America.

Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts closed on 2 March 2020

Topics

  • Frontiers in instrumentation and acquisition for distributed sensing: New techniques, measurands, and targets for distributed sensing
  • Distributed sensing at the human interface: Applications in urban, agricultural, and infrastructure settings
  • At the end of the technology “funnel”: End-user perspectives, application case histories, and cross-disciplinary collaborations in distributed sensing
  • Distributed sensing beyond energy: Experiments in hydrogeology, seismology, volcanology, and the cryosphere
  • Using distributed sensing to understand subsurface reservoirs in time and space
  • Data management, analysis, and pattern discovery for massive distributed sensing datasets
  • Unique processing and inversion approaches for distributed sensing datasets

Abstract Format

Maximum two page abstract including figures and references. Abstracts should provide sufficient detail for the committee to judge the quality of the paper. Abstracts should be a minimum of one page of text, plus one figure (optional), with a maximum of two pages. Abstracts should be on 8.5 x 11 inch document, text in Roman font, size 10 point. The title should be one or two lines, at the top of the page, in bold Roman font, size 12 point. Authors should be listed in Roman italic font, size 10 point, and located just below the title. All text must stay one-inch clear of the margins on all sides of the page. Submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat PDF format and Word format. Abstracts should specify whether a poster or oral presentation is preferred, but the organizing committee may switch presentation categories based on availability.

Presentation Format

Oral presentation will be 20 minutes in duration. A panel discussion including Q&A will take place at the end of each session. The poster session will be 1.5 hours and include refreshments.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship recognition opportunities are available for the SEG/AGU Advances in Distributed Sensing Workshop. For questions or more information on how to become a sponsor email Kristi Casey, or download the Sponsorship Form.

Gold — US$5,000 and up

  • Company logo on website and select marketing collateral
  • Company logo included on welcome slide at event
  • Company logo on printed program
  • Company logo on signage
  • Word of thanks by the chairman at the event
  • Sponsor table available in foyer of venue during event hours

Silver — US$4,999-3,500

  • Company logo on website and select marketing collateral
  • Company logo included on welcome slide at event
  • Company logo on printed program
  • Company logo on signage
  • Word of thanks by the chairman at the event

Bronze — US$3,499-1,000

  • Company logo on website and select marketing collateral
  • Company logo included on welcome slide at event
  • Company logo on printed program
  • Company logo on signage
  • Word of thanks by the chairman at the event

Lanyard/Registration Sponsor — US$7,500 Exclusive

  • Company logo or name on lanyards or badges
  • Company logo on website and select marketing collateral
  • Company logo included on welcome slide at event
  • Company logo on printed program
  • Company logo on signage
  • Word of thanks by the chairman at the event
  • Sponsor table available in foyer of venue during event hours

Icebreaker Cocktail Reception — US$5,000 Exclusive

  • Company logo on website and select marketing collateral
  • Company logo included on welcome slide at event
  • Company logo on printed program
  • Company logo on signage
  • Word of thanks by the chairman at the event
  • Sponsor table available in foyer of venue during event hours

Poster Session Refreshments — US$2,000 Multiple Available

  • Company logo on website and select marketing collateral
  • Company logo included on welcome slide at event
  • Company logo on printed program
  • Company logo on signage
  • Word of thanks by the chairman at the event

Coffee Breaks (Day 1 & Day 2) — US$2,500 Multiple Available

  • Company logo on website and select marketing collateral
  • Company logo included on welcome slide at event
  • Company logo on printed program
  • Company logo on signage
  • Word of thanks by the chairman at the event

Lunch (Day 1) — US$3,500 Exclusive

  • Company logo on website and select marketing collateral
  • Company logo included on welcome slide at event
  • Company logo on printed program
  • Company logo on signage
  • Company logo on table tents placed on luncheon tables
  • Word of thanks by the chairman at the event

Lunch (Day 2) — US$3,500 Exclusive

  • Company logo on website and select marketing collateral
  • Company logo included on welcome slide at event
  • Company logo on printed program
  • Company logo on signage
  • Company logo on table tents placed on luncheon tables
  • Word of thanks by the chairman at the event

Student Support — US$1,000 Multiple Available

  • Company logo on website and select marketing collateral
  • Company logo included on welcome slide at event
  • Company logo on printed program
  • Company logo on signage
  • Word of thanks by the chairman at the event

General Sponsorship — US$1,000 Multiple Available

  • Company logo on website and select marketing collateral
  • Company logo included on welcome slide at event
  • Company logo on printed program
  • Company logo on signage
  • Word of thanks by the chairman at the event

All sponsorship forms and payments must be received by 15 May 2020 to appear on signage and programs.

Important Documents

Important Dates

Call for Abstracts closed:
2 March 2020

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