Abstract Topics

Abstract Topics

Abstracts and papers were invited on a wide range of topics related to planning, designing, defining and response to seismic hazards, including:

Seismic hazard and seismology

  • Seismic sources and ground motions
  • Probabilistic and deterministic hazards
  • Simulations
  • Micro-zonation
  • Hazard analysis
  • Seismic risk
  • Earthquake predictions and early warning systems

Tsunami hazards

  • Tsunami risk
  • Performance and damage
  • Mitigation
  • Simulations

Codes and standards

  • Recent developments and model codes
  • Performance based design
  • Direct displacement based design
  • Innovative technologies

Geotechnical hazards

  • Ground movements (Liquefaction and lateral spreading)
  • Site effects
  • Behaviour and performance
  • Design
  • Retrofit
  • Material mechanics and modelling


  • Behaviour and performance¬†assessment
  • Building performance
  • Bridge performance
  • Seismic design and analysis
  • Performance-based design
  • Displacement-based design
  • Retrofit
  • Seismic screening and vulnerability assessment
  • Isolation and damping
  • Design and performance of operational and functional components
  • Hysteretic response and modelling

Societal impacts and Risk Management

  • Risk analyses for buildings, lifelines, urban and non-urban infrastructure systems
  • Public and owner expectations
  • Socio-economic losses
  • Insurance related issues
  • Legislation, regulation, guidelines
  • Risk and disaster management including preparation, financing, response and recovery
  • Lessons learned from past events


  • Strong motion networks
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Earthquake early warning
  • Damage localization
  • Tests and experimental investigations
  • Ambient vibration

Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering