Cyberinfrastructure in support of earthquake loss assessment: The maeviz cyberenvironment

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Abstract

Textbooks and software applications are well known methods for bringing research innovations to practitioners. Yet they are also out-of-date almost from the day they are created. In the 21 rst Century, Cyberinfrastructure (CI) provides a more powerful way to deliver expertise that can reduce delays in bringing new techniques and data to bear on real-world issues. Further CI enables the creation of Cyberenvironments (CE) that go beyond a simple model of delivering knowledge to a model of collaboration and knowledge exchange. Such a model is well-aligned with the changes in science and engineering towards systems-level analysis and, indeed, makes the coordination of experts across domains feasible at a scale never before possible. This paper presents the concept of CEs in the context of MAEviz, the flagship hazard risk management CE being developed by the Mid America Earthquake Center, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and the University of Michigan. Using examples from CEs evolving in other domains, we discuss new possibilities for seismic risk management and response enabled by this new architecture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2006
Pages8638-8647
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2006 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 18 2006Apr 22 2006

Publication series

Name8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2006
Volume14

Other

Other8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2006
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period4/18/064/22/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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