Machine Learning for Geophysical & Geochemical Signals

Integrative Data Science Initiative
December 7, 2018
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Palais des Congres de Montreal, Montreal CANADA


Major breakthroughs in bridging the knowledge gaps in geophysical sensing are anticipated as more researchers turn to machine learning (ML) techniques; however, owing to the inherent complexity of machine learning methods, they are prone to misapplication, may produce uninterpretable models, and are often insuciently documented. This combination of attributes hinders both reliable assessment of model validity and consistent interpretation of model outputs. By providing documented datasets and challenging teams to apply fully documented workows for ML approaches, we expect to accelerate progress in the application of data science to longstanding research issues in geophysics.

The goals of this workshop are to:

(1) bring together experts from different fields of ML and geophysics to explore the use of ML techniques related to the identication of the physics contained in geophysical and chemical signals, as well as from images of geologic materials (minerals, fracture patterns, etc.);

(2) announce a set of geophysics machine learning challenges to the community that address earthquake detection and the physics of rupture and the timing of earthquakes.

We invite you to submit original papers. Papers will be peer-reviewed and presented as posters. Proceedings will be published online in open access. Organizers may also target a special issue in a dedicated journal, after the workshop. For more about abstract & paper submission, click here

Important Dates

September 4, 2018    Abstract Submission Opens

September 20, 2018    Abstract Submission Closes

September 23, 2018    Notification of Acceptance

October 30, 2018    Camera Ready Paper Submission

December 7, 2018    Workshop Day at NIPS

Acknowledgment:  US Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Geosciences and Biosciences Division.

For more information, including a list of invited speakers and organizers, please click here

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