Simulation and Data Needs to Support Disaster Recovery Planning

January 30-31, 2020 | UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA | Blum Hall (room B100)

This workshop presents an opportunity for the exchange of ideas between researchers, developers, and end-users of simulation tools, data, and results for regional risk assessments. The workshop aims to engage and connect experts and stakeholders from various parts of the disaster management community through plenary and breakout sessions with the aim to identify where computational simulation tools, under development by the SimCenter and other groups, can support fundamental and applied research to promote resilience from natural disasters. The workshop agenda is designed to foster discussions and knowledge transfer across hazards (ground shaking, wind, and water), between disciplines (engineering, economics, social science), and among various roles in the community (stakeholder, project manager, analyst).

Workshop Goals

  1. Identify approaches and tools to evaluate the impact of natural hazards and inform strategies to manage risks through mitigation and planning for disaster recovery
  2. Collect and prioritize questions and concerns about mitigating the devastating effects of earthquakes, storms and other extreme events that can be evaluated through scenario studies that can be facilitated using advanced simulations
  3. Identify and prioritize the needs for improved models and supporting data that can be integrated into computational workflows for advanced simulation of natural disaster impacts
  4. Brainstorm strategies to facilitate development and migration of simulation technologies into research and practice on disaster risk management and recovery through multi-disciplinary testbeds and other mechanisms.



Day 1   -   Thursday, January 30, 2020

8:15     Registration/Coffee

9:00     Welcome, SimCenter Overview , and Workshop Goals

Sanjay Govindjee, Greg Deierlein

Session I: Connecting To Stakeholders

9:30     Plenary: Application Frameworks for Regional Simulation

Greg Deierlein , Paolo Gardoni

10:15     Breakout sessions

Simulation tools, attributes, gaps and capabilities

Main Room

Room A

Room B

11:45     Short break

12:00     Plenary: Discuss Breakout Observations

12:30     Roundtable lunch discussions

Session II: Connecting Across Hazards

1:30     Plenary: Issues in Disaster Simulation for Recovery Planning

Laurie Johnson, Rodrigo Costa

2:15     Breakout sessions

Collect questions to be addressed by simulations

Main Room

Room A

Room B

3:15     Refreshment Break

3:30     Plenary: Discuss Breakout Observations

4:00     Breakout sessions

Prioritize development opportunities

Main Room

Room A

Room B

5:00     Plenary: Discuss Breakout Observations and Wrap Up

5:15     Adjourn Day 1

Day 2   -   Friday, January 31, 2020

8:15     Registration/Coffee

9:00     Brief recap of Day 1 and plan for Day 2

Session III: Data Sources

9:30     Data needs and sources

Tracy Kijewski-Correa, Charles Vardeman

10:00     Breakout sessions

Identify uses, needs and sources of data

Main Room

Room A

Room B

11:30     Short break

11:45     Plenary: Discuss Breakout Observations

12:15     Roundtable lunch discussions

Session IV: Interdisciplinary Engagement

1:15     Plenary: Engagement through benchmarking testbeds

Scott Miles, Youngjun Choe , Paolo Gardoni , Rachel Davidson

2:00     Breakout sessions

Develop strategies for sharing and vetting of methods

Main Room

Room A

Room B

3:30     Refreshment Break

3:45     Plenary: Discuss Breakout Observations

4:15     General discussion, closing remarks

4:30      Workshop adjourns