March 20 - 21, 2023
On Leveraging Low-Cost Seismic Networks
In Building Resilient Cities & Infrastructures
Joint Sponsor: NCREE & TEC/IESAS
Conference Hall 1004,
Research Center for Environmental Changes Building,
Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan


In 2019, the National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering (NCREE), and the Taiwan Earthquake Research Center (TEC) signed a memorandum of cooperation to jointly promote effective communication between the earthquake science and earthquake engineering in Taiwan. Common topics, such as integration of seismic databases, large-scale earthquake scenario simulation, site effect studies, seismic hazard analysis, and earthquake early warning, have been highlighted as the basis of corporation. We are aiming to build innovative technologies and to carry out related public education and outreach in earthquake hazard prevention and mitigation. Both sides held the first bilateral exchange seminar in January 2021. The conclusion of the meeting mentioned that a building array database will be established in the future, and further derivative researches on structural and environmental monitoring will be launched. Under this main theme, the Belmont Forum RESIST project, together with the NCREE and TEC, jointly planned this roundtable forum.

This conference (Building Resilient Cities and Infrastructure - International Roundtable Conference) is for Taiwan, Japan, and the United States to jointly implement the "Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Strengthening of Society (Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience, DR3)'s international cooperation project.

Combining scientific research results with high-density seismic data, and integrating and analyzing exposure data of building classification to provide innovative and visual earthquake disaster and risk assessment, and hope to combine intelligent data management to reduce disasters and improve social resilience. An extension of the project is to integrate current and future technologies to enable smart cities and their residents to have greater awareness of earthquake hazards and risks, and to improve urban resilience. As far as smart cities are concerned, this will be a milestone in improving our understanding of earthquake hazards and risks. In addition, it can help disaster relief workers and risk managers by aggregating graph information through multiple layers of data to provide the best way to use resources.

This research will develop and integrate new scientific findings, bring science findings directly to the people, and increase social resilience. We hope to achieve a resilient society through high-resolution assessment of earthquake risk. Using scenario simulation modules to assess earthquake hazards and their impact, provide urban development and future planning with its impact, loss and impact scenarios, increase social resilience, and provide relevant education and publicity from the latest and reliable open data, Ensuring an effective future disaster response.


  1. Development of smart low cost building sensors
  2. Behavior of tall buildings
  3. Smart Structure health monitoring
  4. Ground shaking to building shakings
  5. Social impact for resilience society
  6. Emergency-Response Management


Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica
Earthquake Disaster & Risk Evaluation and Management Center (E-DREaM)
Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
The B. John Garrick Institute for the Risk Sciences at UCLA Engineering
Taiwan Earthquake Research Center
National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering, NARLabs


National Science and Technology Council

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