The International Statistical Seismology (StatSei) workshop is a well-established biennial meeting focusing on state-of-the-art developments in statistical seismology. The meetings cover a series of topics, including statistical descriptions of earthquake occurrences, earthquake source physics, earthquake forecasting and forecast evaluations, and many more. Starting in 1998, the meeting was held in China (1998 and 2013), New Zealand (2001, 2017), Mexico (2003), Japan (2006, 2019), Italy (2007), the United States of America (2009), Greece (2011), Germany (2015) and France (2022). 

Statistical seismology is the application of rigorous statistical methods to earthquake science with the goal of improving our knowledge of how the earth works, especially the complex, unstable process which leads to earthquake ruptures. A natural development is to design forecasting models which allow us to estimate probabilities of occurrences of future earthquakes for the purpose of earthquake disaster mitigation.

The following is an initial list of topics. The final version will be determined by the programming committee. 

This conference will bring together scientists from all over the world to discuss a range of research topics in this field, in the form of oral and poster sessions. CORSSA (the Community Online Resource for Statistical Seismicity Analysis) will organize two tutorials before the conference starts. 


Statsei 13 will be held on March 17-20, 2024, at the convention center of Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China.

The tutorials will be on March 16. More information is TBA. 


T.B.D (by Jan.30, 2023)


T.B.D (by Sep.30, 2023)


Via submission system (Oct.1-31, 2023)

  Local Organizing Committee

  International Organizing Committee

Yehuda Ben-Zion (USC/SCEC, Los Angeles, USA), Annemarie Christophersen (GNS, Lower Hutt, New Zealand), David Marsan (USMB, Le Bourget du Lac, France), Stefan Wiemer (ETH, Zurich, Switzerland), Jiancang Zhuang (ISM, Tachikawa, Japan), Warner Marzocchi (U. Napoli, Italy), Abhey Bansal (CSIR-NGRI, India)


Jean-Paul Ampuero (IRD-OCA, Nice, France), Sebastian Hainzl (GFZ, Potsdam, Germany), Agnès Helmstetter (CNRS-UGA, Grenoble, France), Zachary Ross (CalTech, Pasadena, USA), Maximilian Werner (University of Bristol, UK), Zhongliang Wu (IEF, CEA), Yongxian Zhang (IEF, CEA), Qifu Chen (IGG, CAS), Ting Wang (U. Otago, New Zealand), Matthew Gerstenberger (GNS, New Zealand), Andrew Michael (USGS, USA), Morgan Page (USGS, USA), Frederic Schoenberg (UCLA, USA), Zhigang Peng (Georgia Tech,USA), Hongfeng Yang (CUHK),Gang Luo (WHU)


Registration fee is CNY 2200.00 (about USD 300.00) for a normal participant and CNY 1100.00 (about USD 150) for a student participant or a companion. Early-career research and student could apply for a waiver of the registration fee and/or a travel grant for lodging. The registration fee will be used to cover


All the details about the location and the facilities can be found at the Sustech webpage.


StatSei Conferences are usually held every two years and are in a different country every time.

Past Conferences:


Please contact statsei13@sciencesconf.org for any questions related to the conference.