- Today's Editor:
- Cleve Moler
- The MathWorks, Inc.
- moler@mathworks.com

- Who was Kronrod?
- Text Books
- Lame Functions
- Global Optimization by Multilevel Coordinate Search
- NEOS Server for Optimization
- Block Conjugate Gradient Method for Large Symmetric Eigenproblems
- Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications
- Special Issue of Linear Algebra and its Applications
- NICONET Newsletter
- New MSc Programme at University of Stuttgart, Germany
- Bay Area Scientific Computing Day
- Southern Ontario Numerical Analysis Day and Hans Stetter
- Numerical Solution of Differential and D-A Equations
- Pacific Rim Dynamical Systems Conference
- Workshop on Applications of Kinetic Theory
- Numerical Modelling in Continuum Mechanics
- Workshop on Scalable Web Services
- Workshop on Fast Solution of Discretized Optimization Problems
- Conference on Boundary Integral Methods
- Chair Position at University of Strathclyde
- Postdoctoral Position at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Research Position at RWTH Aachen
- Position at the University of Dortmund
- New Book, Developments in Reliable Computing
- Contents, Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis

**URL for the World Wide Web:**
http://www.netlib.org/na-net/na_home.html

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From: Gene Golub <golub@sccm.Stanford.EDU>

Date: Mon, 7 Feb 100 14:25:00 PST

**Subject: Who was Kronrod?**

Dear Colleagues,

A S. Kronrod made important contributions to numerical analysis by

his work on quadrature rules. Through the efforts of Viola Brudno,

Walter Gautschi and Vladimir Druskin a translation of "Remembering

A. S. Kronrod" by E. M. Landis and I. M. Yaglom is now available. His

life was quite complicated; he was a man of mathematical depth and

his interests were amazingly broad. You can obtain the remembrance from

http://www-sccm.Stanford.edu. The report is SCCM-00-01.

Gene

------------------------------

From: Lou Ehrlich <lwe@aplcomm.jhuapl.edu>

Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 17:04:09 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Text Books**

Over the next few months, I will be getting rid of most, but not all, of my

text books amassed over the years, They range from elementary to advance

math , but the lion's share is numerical analysis. Is there anyone in the

Baltimore, Md, USA, area that might be interested in some of them or can

relay them to anyone who is?

Lou Ehrlich

lwe@aplcomm.jhuapl.edu

(410)922-3489

------------------------------

From: Richard Kerswell <kerswell@math.ucla.edu>

Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 10:26:36 -0800 (PST)

**Subject: Lame Functions**

Hi,

On the advice of a colleague, I am sending this message in the hope

that somebody will know of a package which evaluates Lame functions.

(I need to solve Laplace's equation outside of a triaxial ellipsoid.)

Anybody got any information that could help me? Many thanks.

Rich Kerswell

------------------------------

From: Arnold Neumaier <neum@cma.univie.ac.at>

Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2000 22:10:39 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: Global Optimization by Multilevel Coordinate Search**

Global Optimization by Multilevel Coordinate Search (MCS)

Source: http://solon.cma.univie.ac.at/~neum/software/mcs/

MCS is a Matlab program for bound constrained global optimization

using function values only, based on a multilevel coordinate search

that balances global and local search. The local search is done via

sequential quadratic programming. The search is not exhaustive; so the

global minimum may be missed. However, a comparison to other global

optimization algorithms shows excellent performance in many cases,

especially in low dimensions.

The new version 2.0 of MCS (from Feb. 8, 2000) runs under Matlab 5

and has a lot of small changes compared to the previous version.

In particular, a bug involving the option including the local solver

was removed.)

MCS now contains a driver for an easy to use version that runs without

any parameters that need to be set by the user; thus MCS can be used

as a completely black box. However, experienced users may make more

sophisticated choices, according to suggestions specified explicitly.

Waltraud Huyer

Arnold Neumaier

University of Vienna, Austria

------------------------------

From: Jorge More' <more@mcs.anl.gov>

Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2000 12:30:35 -0600

**Subject: NEOS Server for Optimization**

We are in the process of trying to get more funding and notice

for the NEOS Server. We need to hear from users who find this

service useful. We only need short descriptions of the work.

For example,

We are using the NEOS Server in a class on deterministic models

in decision making at University X.

We are using the NEOS Server for estimating the value at risk

of financial institutions.

Any additional details like reports or references, will be appreciated.

Please send your comments to any of the following addresses:

neos-comments@mcs.anl.gov

dolan@mcs.anl.gov

more@mcs.anl.gov

Jorge More' for the NEOS group

------------------------------

From: Andrew Knyazev <andrew.knyazev@cudenver.edu>

Date: Sun, 06 Feb 2000 00:16:55 -0700

**Subject: Block Conjugate Gradient Method for Large Symmetric Eigenproblems**

The most recent MATLAB revision (currently 3.2.8, 2000/2/4) of my

LOBPCG (Locally Optimal Block Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient) Method

is now publicly available at

http://www-math.cudenver.edu/~aknyazev/software/CG/

Main features:

A matrix-free iterative method for computing several extreme eigenpairs

of large symmetric positive generalized eigenproblems;

A user-defined symmetric positive preconditioner (a good preconditioner

for a stiffness matrix works well for the corresponding eigenvalue

problem, too!);

Robustness with respect to random initial approximations, variable

preconditioners, and ill-conditioning (up to 10^15) of the stiffness

matrix of the eigenproblem;

Apparently optimal convergence speed.

Numerical comparisons suggest that LOBPCG is a genuine analog for

eigenproblems of the standard

Preconditioned conjugate gradient method for symmetric linear systems.

The algorithm of LOBPCG is described in

Andrew Knyazev, Toward the Optimal Preconditioned Eigensolver: Locally

Optimal Block Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient Method, Tech. Report,

UCD-CCM 149, Jan. 2000, see

http://www-math.cudenver.edu/ccmreports/rep149.ps.gz

The paper above also introduces Preconditioned Eigensolvers Benchmarking

and presents some benchmarking results for LOBPCG. All benchmarking

m-files are available at

http://www-math.cudenver.edu/~aknyazev/software/CG/

The LOBPCG code is supported. Please contact me ASAP if you find any bugs,

or have any suggestions on further numerical testing. Feel free to email

directly, or to use an Interactive HyperNews group on eigensolvers at

http://www-math.cudenver.edu/cgi-bin/HyperNews/get/eigensolvers.html

Best regards, Andrew Knyazev

Director, Center for Computational Mathematics

P.O. Box 173364, Campus Box 170, Denver, CO 80217-3364.

Street Address: 1250 14th St.., Room 644, Denver CO 80202

Phone: (303) 556-8442. Fax: (303) 556-8550

------------------------------

From: AOH Axelsson <axelsson@sci.kun.nl>

Date: Sun, 06 Feb 2000 17:48:26 +0100

**Subject: Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications**

Dear na-digest readers,

The journal of Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications (NLA)

is printed by Wiley&Sons Inc since 1994.

You can find more details, for instance at

http://www.interscience.wiley.com/jpages/1070-5325/

It is my pleasure to announce that the journal reached the

impact factor 0.741 in 1998 , compared to 0.550 in 1997.

NLA's cited half-life is 3.3, which is also said to be very good.

This means that more than 50% of the over 100 yearly cited articles

from the NLA journal are cited in less then 3.3 years time.

Most mature engineering journals are closer to 10 years.

This is of course thanks to interesting papers being submitted,

and also due to the voluntarily highly qualified work of referees

from and outside the NLA Editorial Board.

It is strived for a short turnaround time of submitted papers.

The shortest has been 8 months from submission to publication.

In order to facilitate the submission and handling of papers

in such a timely fashion, Dr. Panayot Vassilevski (Lawrence

Livermore Nat.Lab.) has been appointed as a co-editor and you

are welcome to submit papers either to him or to me.

Sincerely,

Owe Axelsson, general editor of NLA

------------------------------

From: Richard Brualdi <brualdi@math.wisc.edu>

Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2000 10:09:08 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Special Issue of Linear Algebra and its Applications**

Linear Algebra and its Applications is pleased to announce a special

issue in honor of Professor T. Ando in recognition of his many and

diverse, very important contributions to linear algebra, matrix

theory, and operator theory, and in celebration of his seventieth

birthday on February 1, 2002.

The deadline for submission of papers is February 1, 2001 with

publication expected in late 2001 or early 2002. We invite you to

submit a paper in the areas mentioned above for this special issue

to any of its special editors:

Professor Rajendra Bhatia

Indian Statistical Institute

New Delhi 110 016

India

rbh@isid.ac.in

Professor Chi-Kwong Li

Dept. of Mathematics

The College of William and Mary

P. O. Box 8795

Williamsburg VA 23187-8975

USA

ckli@math.wm.edu

Professor Kazuyoshi Okubo

Mathematics Laboratory

Sapporo College

Hokkaido University of Education

Sapporo 020

Japan

okubo@atson.sap.hokkyodai.ac.jp

Michael J. Tsatsomeros

Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics

University of Regina

307.14 College West

Regina Sask SAS 0A2

Canada

tsat@math.uregina.ca

------------------------------

From: A.J.W.v.d. Boom <A.J.W.v.d.Boom@tue.nl>

Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 16:06:19 +0100

**Subject: NICONET Newsletter**

NICONET Newsletter 4, dated 31 January 2000, is now available

and can be downloaded as compressed postscript file from the

World Wide Web URL:

http://www.win.tue.nl/niconet/ and choose: Newsletters

or from the WGS ftp site:

ftp://wgs.esat.kuleuven.ac.be (directory pub/WGS/NEWSLETTER/)

( filename: issue-1-00.ps.Z)

Contents:

1. Editorial

2. New developments in the SLICOT benchmark library

3. Basic numerical SLICOT tools for control

4. SLICOT tools for model reduction

5. SLICOT tools for subspace identification

6. SLICOT tools for robust control

7. SLICOT tools for nonlinear systems in robotics

8. SLICOT: a useful tool in industry?

9. Highlights of the second NICONET workshop at INRIA-Rocquencourt, France

10. NICONET information corner

NICONET is an acronym for Numerics in Control Network. NICONET promotes the

development and evaluation of numerically reliable software in control

engineering and its implementation in production technologies.

------------------------------

From: Wolfgang Wall <wall@statik.uni-stuttgart.de>

Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2000 17:23:51 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: New MSc Programme at University of Stuttgart, Germany**

New international, interdisciplinary Graduate Study Programme

"MSc in Computational Mechanics of Materials and Structures"

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to the new international and

interdisciplinary Graduate Study Programme COMMAS. This Master of Science

programme on Computational Mechanics of Materials and Structures will start in

October 2000 at the University of Stuttgart and has a duration of three

semesters. Despite the international claim and the high quality of this

programme - according to the official German university system - no tuition

fees have to be paid. In addition the University of Stuttgart offers

All-Inclusive Packages for international students.

We would very much appreciate if you could directly approach potential

candidates and inform them about this new programme.

For further information on the COMMAS-programme please see our evolving webpage:

http://www.msc.commas.uni-stuttgart.de

Thanks for your effort.

Wolfgang A. WALL

------------------------------

From: Esmond Ng <EGNg@lbl.gov>

Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2000 23:09:53 -0800

**Subject: Bay Area Scientific Computing Day**

This is the final announcement of the Bay Area Scientific Computing Day. Please

refer to the posting in NA Digest, Volume 00, Issue 01, and the web page at

http://www.nersc.gov/research/SCG/bascd.html for further information.

Date: February 26, 2000 (Saturday)

Place: Building 66, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Berkeley, CA

Time: 8:45 - 17:30

Speakers:

Lenny Oliker (LBNL)

Implementation of Unstructured Mesh Computations

on Leading Parallel Systems

Brian Miller (LLNL)

Level Set Methods on Composite Grids

Chen Greif (Stanford)

Solving Indefinite Systems

Helen He (LBNL)

Using Accurate Arithmetics to Improve Numerical

Reproducibility and Stability in Parallel Applications

Rasmus Munk Larsen (Stanford)

Iterative Algorithms in Helioseismology: Probing the

Interior of the Sun using Lanczos Bidiagonalization

with Partial Reorthogonalization

Luc Machiels (LLNL)

Output Bounds for Reduced-Order Approximations of

Elliptic Partial Differential Equations

Doron Levy (LBNL)

Optimal Prediction for Nonlinear PDEs

Pem Williams (SNL)

Advanced Automatic Train Control Optimization

Petri Fast (LLNL)

An Overset Grid Method for Interface Dynamics in

Non-Newtonian Hele-Shaw Flow

Brian McCandless (SLAC)

Large Scale Accelerator Simulations at SLAC: Current

Status and Future Directions

Parry Husbands (LBNL)

On the Use of the SVD for Large Scale Text Retrieval

Tamara Kolda (SNL)

Asynchronous Parallel Pattern Search

Kwan-Liu Ma (UC Davis)

Parallel Scientific Visualization

------------------------------

From: Rob Corless <Rob.Corless@uwo.ca>

Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2000 12:15:45 -0500

**Subject: Southern Ontario Numerical Analysis Day and Hans Stetter**

SOUTHERN ONTARIO NUMERICAL ANALYSIS DAY 2000

joint meeting with East Coast Computer Algebra Day 2000 and

the 70th Birthday Celebration for Professor Hans J. Stetter

ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

The 18th Southern Ontario Numerical Analysis Day will be held on

Friday, May 12, 2000. It will be hosted by the Ontario Research

Centre for Computer Algebra at The University of Western Ontario in

London, Ontario, Canada.

This meeting will be immediately followed by East Coast Computer

Algebra Day (ECCAD) on Saturday, May 13, 2000, at the same location.

You can register and get more information by looking at our World Wide

Web site at http://orcca.on.ca/events. Alternatively, send

e-mail to one of the organizers listed below, and registration

information will be sent to you.

There is no registration fee for either conference, and limited travel

support may be available on request.

ORGANIZERS

* Rob Corless http://www.apmaths.uwo.ca/~rcorless (Chair, SONAD 2000)

* Mark Giesbrecht http://www.csd.uwo.ca/~mwg (General Chair, ECCAD 2000)

* George Labahn http://daisy.uwaterloo.ca/~glabahn (Program Chair,

ECCAD 2000)

TIME AND LOCATION

Friday, May 12, 2000, 8:30am

Middlesex Theatre, Middlesex College

University of Western Ontario

London, Ontario, Canada

Reception in The Grad Club Lounge (Middlesex College) on

Friday, May 12, 6:00pm-8:00pm.

THEMES

* Initial-Value Problems for ODE and DAE

* Interval Mathematics

* Hybrid Symbolic-Numeric Computation

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

* Gilles Villard, LMC-IMAG / Equipe Calcul Formel, Grenoble, France.

* Grant Stephenson, Honeywell Hi-Spec, London, Canada

* Lawrence F. Shampine, Southern Methodist University, Texas.

SHORT PRESENTATIONS

In keeping with tradition, the bulk of the day will be used for

short talks on current research topics. Graduate students are

especially invited to give such talks. If you wish to give a talk,

please send a title and abstract by April 28, 2000 to Rob Corless at

Rob.Corless@uwo.ca.

ECCAD has a similar philosophy, except that the format is posters,

not talks. See the ECCAD announcement for details of that day's

invited speakers.

Even if you are not planning to give a talk, please mark the dates

on your calendar as you are encouraged to participate.

CONFERENCE DINNER IN CELEBRATION OF THE 70th BIRTHDAY OF PROFESSOR HANS J.

STETTER

Professor Stetter has been a founding contributor to many of the

themes of these Days; his work on initial-value problems in the

70's, on interval methods in the 80's, and current work on hybrid

symbolic-numeric computation is of lasting value. In celebration of

his 70th birthday, we are pleased to ask you to join us for a dinner

in Professor Stetter's honour at the Great Hall, University of

Western Ontario, at 7:00pm on Saturday, May 13 (after ECCAD).

Tickets for the dinner are $40CDN ($20CDN for students) and

registration for the dinner must be made by Friday, May 5.

------------------------------

From: K. Strehmel <numdiff@mathematik.uni-halle.de>

Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2000 09:19:25 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: Numerical Solution of Differential and D-A Equations**

Dear Colleagues,

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Martin-Luther-

University Halle-Wittenberg and CWI, the Center for Mathematics and Computer

Science in Amsterdam, organize the

9th Seminar ``NUMDIFF''

on

Numerical Solution of Differential and Differential-Algebraic Equations

Organizers: K. Strehmel, R. Weiner (Halle), P.J. van der Houwen,

B.P. Sommeijer, J.G. Verwer (Amsterdam)

Date: 4. - 8. September 2000

Location: University of Halle (Germany)

Topics: The conference is devoted to all numerical aspects of time

dependent differential equations and differential algebraic

equations.

Further information and registration:

Please visit the conference web pages at

http://www.mathematik.uni-halle.de/~numdiff

which provide further information (plenary lectures, minisymposia

including list of speakers, accommodation). There you can also find

forms for conference registration (fee DM 200, students free of charge)

and abstract submission. Important deadlines are:

* May 31, 2000 - receipt of registration if you would like to

contribute a talk

* June 30, 2000 - receipt of abstracts

* July 31, 2000 - receipt of registration

We look forward to seeing you in Halle.

Best regards,

K. Strehmel and R. Weiner.

Address: NUMDIFF, FB Mathematik und Informatik, Martin-Luther-Universitaet

Halle-Wittenberg, Postfach, 06099 Halle (Saale), Germany.

Email : numdiff@mathematik.uni-halle.de

WWW : http://www.mathematik.uni-halle.de/~numdiff

------------------------------

From: Trini Flores <flores@siam.org>

Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2000 09:13:29 -0500

**Subject: Pacific Rim Dynamical Systems Conference **

2000 PACIFIC RIM DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS CONFERENCE

AUGUST 9-13, 2000

Maui Marriott Resort

Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii

The deadline for submission of minisymposium proposals HAS BEEN EXTENDED

TO MARCH 1, 2000.

Beat the deadline! Send your minisymposium proposals to meetings@siam.org

on or before MARCH 1.

For more information about the conference, please visit

www.siam.org/meetings/ds00/.

Thank you!

------------------------------

From: Bernt Wennberg <wennberg@math.chalmers.se>

Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 09:03:25 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: Workshop on Applications of Kinetic Theory**

TMR Workshop on

New Applications of Kinetic Theory

Gothenburg

18 - 21 June 2000

Granular media and biological modelling are two new interesting

applications of kinetic theory. This meeting will bring together

specialists in these fields with mathematicians specialised in kinetic

theory.

The meeting will take place at

Mathematics Centre

Chalmers University of Technology

Gothenburg, Sweden.

One day of the meeting will be devoted to granular media, and one to

biological applications. The remaining time is open for the more

traditional topics of the TMR-network "Asymptotic Methods in Kinetic Theory".

Scientific Committee:

A. Arnold, C. Bardos, N. Ben Abdallah, A. Majorana, H. Neunzert,

M. Pulvirenti, J. Soler, B. Wennberg

Organising Committee: The Kinetic Theory Group, Gothenburg.

Conference Secretary: M. B=F6rgesson.

Invited speakers (confirmed as of Dec 1999):

Isaac Goldhirsch

Bob Eisenberg

Karl Sigmund

You register most easily by email

tmr-workshop@math.chalmers.se

or by sending a fax to

TMR Workshop, M. B=F6rgesson: (int) 46-31 16 19 73

For information, please contact:

M. B=F6rgesson (tmr-workshop@math.chalmers.se) or

B. Wennberg (wennberg@math.chalmers.se)

An updated version of this page can be found at:

http://www.md.chalmers.se/Math/Research/Kinetics/TMR2000.html

------------------------------

From: Petr Knobloch <knobloch@karlin.mff.cuni.cz>

Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 14:24:27 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: Numerical Modelling in Continuum Mechanics**

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT and CALL FOR PAPERS

NUMERICAL MODELLING IN CONTINUUM MECHANICS

(Theory, Algorithms, Applications)

The Fourth Summer Conference

PRAGUE (Czech Republic), July 31 - August 4, 2000

organized by Charles University Prague

Czech Technical University Prague

Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Chairmen: Miloslav Feistauer,

Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Institute of Numerical

Mathematics, Charles University Prague

Karel Kozel,

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of

Technical Mathematics, Czech Technical University Prague

Rolf Rannacher,

Institute of Applied Mathematics, Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet

Heidelberg

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

L. Benes, V. Dolejsi, J. Felcman, A. Klikova, P. Knobloch, J. Kofron,

S. Kracmar, E. Plandorova, M. Rokyta, J. Segethova, O. Ulrych

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

D. Braess, L. Demkowicz, M. Feistauer, P. Fraunie, K. Kozel, R. Rannacher

INVITED PLENARY SPEAKERS:

I. Babuska (USA), J. W. Barrett (Great Britain), D. Braess (Germany),

L. Demkowicz (USA), P. Fraunie (France) R. Glowinski (USA), T. Hou (USA),

K. Kunisch (Austria), Yu. Kuznetsov (USA/Russia),

M. A. Leschziner (Great Britain)

TOPICS:

Fluid Dynamics

Structural Mechanics

Material, Structures and Optimization

Environmental Problems

CALL FOR PAPERS:

The program of the conference will include invited 50 minute lectures

and 20 minute communications. All invited lectures and communications

can be published in the conference proceedings after a reviewing process.

FEES:

The basic fee is 450 US $, which covers Conference Fee, Welcome Party,

Concert, accomodation in double room (4 nights), meals (4x breakfast and

lunch) and refreshment during the conference. It also entitles

participants to receive a copy of the Conference Program, Abstract

Booklet and Proceedings.

The basic fee for accompanying persons is 200 US $, which includes

accomodation + breakfast (4x), Concert and Welcome Party.

Some reduction of the conference fee will be possible for a limited

number of PhD students and participants from East European countries.

IMPORTANT DATES:

February 29, 2000: Submittance of the Registration Form

April 15: Notification of acceptance of the communication

May 15: Payment of the Conference Fee

July 30: Arrival, registration

July 31-August 3: Scientific program

August 3 or 4: Departure

CONTACT ADDRESS:

Prof. Dr. Miloslav Feistauer, DrSc.

Charles University Prague

Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Institute of Numerical Mathematics

Sokolovska 83

186 00 Praha 8

Czech Republic

E-mail: nmicm@karlin.mff.cuni.cz

Phone: +420 2 21911111, +420 2 21914223

Fax: +420 2 535229, +420 2 23233994

www.page: http://www.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/katedry/knm/nmicm2000

Kindly inform your colleagues interested in this field.

------------------------------

From: Daniel Andresen <dan@cis.ksu.edu>

Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 17:59:18 -0600

**Subject: Workshop on Scalable Web Services**

Call for Papers and Participation

Workshop on Scalable Web Services (SWS 2000)

http://www.cis.ksu.edu/~dan/icpp00-sws.htm

in conjunction with

The 29th International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP 2000)

Toronto, Canada, August 21-24, 2000

The importance and ubiquity of the World Wide Web for research and

commerce is increasing rapidly. With this growth comes the inevitable

strain on services provided through the Web, from limited metacomputing

resources to domain name competition. High performance computing both

benefits from the high degree of connectivity, while significantly

impacting resource availability. Technologies such as agents,

metacomputing systems, distributed caching systems, and enhanced

scheduling methodologies are all advancing to meet the information

distribution needs of a wired world. The proposed workshop intends to

bring together the researchers and practitioners working on diverse

aspects of this important emerging area in order to identify current

status, fundamental issues, future problems and applications. We invite

papers describing both theoretical and experimental research as well as

experience reports and position papers. Of particular interest are

experiences with parallel computing techniques and applications within the

Web domain.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Impact of high performance computing on Web services

How high performance computing can benefit from the Web

Metacomputing/the Computational Grid

Caching/load balancing on the Web

Infrastructures Issues

Security and Authentication Issues

E-commerce systems

Service Issues: Interface and Semantics, Discovery/Advertisement

and Applications Resource Discovery and Utilization

User Interfaces

Software agents

Resource brokers

Object-based distributed computing

Digital libraries

Web Monitoring

All other aspects and applications relating to scalable Web services

Papers describing ongoing or completed research and development efforts

are sought. Submissions must not exceed 6 pages in length. The accepted

papers will be published in the workshop proceedings. Interested authors

should electronically mail a PDF file or a Postscript (ghostviewable) file

of the paper to:

Daniel Andresen

Department of Computing and Information Sciences

Kansas State University

234 Nichols Hall

Manhattan, KS 66506 USA

Voice: + 785 532-6350

Fax: + 785 532-7353

Email: dan@cis.ksu.edu

WWW: www.cis.ksu.edu/~dan

If electronic submission is not possible, please send five hardcopies.

Important dates:

March 31, 2000 Paper Due

May 1, 2000 Author Notification

May 22, 2000 Camera-Ready Copy

Program Chair: Daniel Andresen, Kansas State University, USA

------------------------------

From: Volker Schulz <schulzv@wias-berlin.de>

Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 13:09:07 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: Workshop on Fast Solution of Discretized Optimization Problems**

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT of the

WORKSHOP

"FAST SOLUTION OF DISCRETIZED OPTIMIZATION PROBLEMS"

at the

Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics

(WIAS)

Berlin, Germany, May, 8 - 12, 2000.

Organizers:

Karl-Heinz Hoffmann (Caesar, Bonn)

Ronald Hoppe (Univ. Augsburg)

Volker Schulz (WIAS Berlin)

The intention of the workshop is to foster the development

of efficient numerical solution methods for large-scale

optimization problems resulting from discretizations of

differential equations.

The list of invited speakers includes

H. G. Bock (IWR Heidelberg, Germany)

M. Heinkenschloss (Rice University, Houston)

K. Kunisch (University of Graz)

U. Langer (Univ. Linz, Austria)

B. Mohammadi (University of Montpellier)

J. Peterson (Linkoeping)

E. Sachs (Univ. Trier, Germany)

F. Troeltzsch (TU Chemnitz, Germany)

For more information as well as for a registration form,

please visit

http://www.wias-berlin.de/ws-opt

The final registration deadline is February 28, 2000.

------------------------------

From: Ivan Graham <graham@mis.mpg.de>

Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 15:27:56 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: Conference on Boundary Integral Methods**

Second IMA International Conference on

Boundary Integral Methods: Theory and Application

12 - 16 September 2000=09 University of Bath, UK

The conference will be organised under the auspices of the Institute of

Mathematics and its Applications (UK) in association with the

University of Bath

CALL FOR PAPERS AND APPLICATION FORM

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: 17th March 2000

Following the success of the first conference in this series at the

University of Salford in September 1997, the next meeting will be held

in Bath in September 2000. The conference will start at lunch-time on

Tuesday 12 September and finish at lunch-time on Saturday 16 September.

The following have agreed to give invited talks at the conference:

W.C. Chew (University of Illinois),

C. Constanda (Strathclyde University),

W. Hackbusch (Max-Planck-Institute, Leipzig),

T. Hou (California Institute of Technology),

A. Kirsch (University of Karlsruhe),

A. Rathsfeld (Weierstrass Institute, Berlin),

S.A. Sauter (University of Zuerich),

I.H. Sloan (University of New South Wales, Sydney),

S.P. Walker (Imperial College, London),

W.L. Wendland (University of Stuttgart),

L. Wrobel (Brunel University, London).

Organising and Scientific Committee: Ivan Graham (Bath, Chair),

Sia Amini (Salford), Simon Chandler-Wilde (Brunel), Ke Chen (Liverpool),

Penny Davies (Strathclyde), Paul Martin (Colorado School of Mines).

Boundary integral methods are now an established technique for the solution

of partial differential equations in science and engineering, with

applications in many diverse areas including fluid mechanics, fracture

mechanics, acoustics, electromagnetics, inverse problems and free- and

moving-boundary problems.

Future announcements about the conference can also be found at the website:

http://www.ima.org.uk/mathematics/confboundary.htm

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From: Dave Sloan <dms@maths.strath.ac.uk>

Date: 8 Feb 2000 14:35:13 +0000

**Subject: Chair Position at University of Strathclyde**

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

CHAIR IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Applications are invited for a Professorship in the Department of Mathematics

to provide leadership in Applied Mathematics. The post is a replacement for

Professor Frank M Leslie FRS, who retires on 30 September 2000. We are seeking

an individual who has established an international research reputation in a

modern branch of applications of mathematics that is compatible with existing

research activities in the Department. These activities are in Applied Analysis,

Continuum Mechanics, Industrial Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis.

Further information about research interests in the Department can be obtained

through the World Wide Web at

http://www.maths.strath.ac.uk/research

For application form (Ref: 7/2000) and further particulars (available on

request in alternative formats for any applicant with a disability) contact

Personnel Office, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XQ.

Telephone +44 (0) 141 553 4133.

Applications closing date: 8 March 2000.

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From: Paul Concus <concus@math.lbl.gov>

Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2000 15:09:49 -0800

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory**

The Mathematics Department of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow in applied and computational

mathematics. Current areas of emphasis include algorithms for interfacial

problems in materials science, fluid mechanics, combustion, earth sciences,

and biological sciences. We are looking for a candidate with extensive coding

skills and computational background in applied mathematics, interested in

joining several ongoing research projects. The emphasis will be on

computational and algorithmic development. For further information, please

contact:

J.A. Sethian

Head, Mathematics Department

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

University of California

Berkeley, California 94720

sethian@math.berkeley.edu

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From: Frank Knoben <frank@igpm.RWTH-Aachen.DE>

Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2000 14:32:56 +0100 (MEZ)

**Subject: Research Position at RWTH Aachen**

The IGPM (Institut fuer Geometrie und Praktische Mathematik),

University of Technology Aachen, Germany, offers a

Research Position (BAT IIa)

The initial appointment is limited to three years. An extension to five years

maximum is possible. The position is available immediately.

The candidate is expected to participate in the research project ''Robust

algebraic multigrid preconditioning for large sparse linear systems of

equations'' of the Collaborative Research Center (SFB 401,

cf. http://www.lufmech.rwth-aachen.de/sfb401) '' Modulation of flow and

fluid-structure interaction at airplane wings''. Aim of the project is the

development of algebraic multilevel preconditioners for large sparse linear

systems that can be used in the CFD solvers that are currently being

developed in the Research Center.

It is possible to obtain a PhD degree.

A masters degree or diploma in mathematics, computer science, physics or the

engineering sciences is required.

We are seeking candidates with a strong background in numerical analysis,

especially in the field of numerical methods for partial differential

equations. The successful applicant is expected to be ready to cooperate with

others in the Research Center. Good programming skills in C(++) are

advantageous.

Applications of qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged.

Among equally qualified applicants, disabled candidates will be given

preference.

Applications should be submitted by March 14, 2000, to

Prof. Dr. A. Reusken, Templergraben 55, D-52056 Aachen, Germany.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. A. Reusken,

phone: 0049-241-80-7972.

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From: Heribert Blum <Heribert.Blum@Math.Uni-Dortmund.DE>

Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2000 12:26:51 +0100

**Subject: Position at the University of Dortmund**

Am Fachbereich Mathematik der Universitaet Dortmund ist zum 1.10.2001 eine

Universitaetsprofessur C4 fuer

Angewandte Mathematik

(Nachfolge Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. M.W. Mueller)

wiederzubesetzen. Gewuenscht ist der Forschungsschwerpunkt

multivariate Approximationstheorie.

Es wird die Beteiligung an der Ausbildung der Studierenden der Mathematik,

der Wirtschaftsmathematik und anderer Fachrichtungen sowie die Mitwirkung

an Aufgaben der Selbstverwaltung erwartet. Habilitation f=FCr das Fach

Mathematik oder habilitationsadaequate Leistungen werden vorausgesetzt. Im

uebrigen richten sich die Einstellungsvoraussetzungen nach =A7 49 UG des

Landes NRW.

Die Universitaet Dortmund strebt eine Erhoehung des Anteils von Frauen in

=46orschung und Lehre an und bittet deshalb Wissenschaftlerinnen

nachdruecklich um ihre Bewerbung.

Die Bewerbung geeigneter Schwerbehinderter ist erwuenscht.

Bewerbungen werden mit den ueblichen Unterlagen bis 31.3.2000 erbeten an den

Dekan des Fachbereichs Mathematik

Universitaet Dortmund

44221 Dortmund

Tel.: (0231) 755(1) - 3050.

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From: Csendes Tibor <csendes@sol.cc.u-szeged.hu>

Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 15:31:53 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: New Book, Developments in Reliable Computing**

Developments in Reliable Computing

edited by

Tibor Csendes

Jozsef Attila University, Szeged, Hungary

The volume contains 30 articles presented at SCAN-98, Budapest, Hungary.

These papers cover all aspects of validation techniques in scientific

computing, ranging from hardware requirements, elementary operations,

high accuracy function evaluations and interval arithmetic to advanced

validating techniques and applications in various fields of practical

interest.

Audience: This book is of interest to researchers and graduate students

whose work involves validation techniques in scientific computing.

Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht

Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-6057-5

November 1999, 400+XII pp.

NLG 290.00 / USD 154.00 / GBP 96.00

Contents and Contributors

Preface.

G.F. Corliss, R.B. Kearfott: Rigorous Global Search: Industrial

Applications.

A. Facius: Influences of Rounding Errors in Solving Large Sparse Linear

Systems.

J. Hormigo, J. Villalba, E.L. Zapata: A Hardware Approach to Interval

Arithmetic for Sine and Cosine Functions.

W. Kuehn: Towards an Optimal Control of the Wrapping Effect.

A.V. Lakeyev: On Existence and Uniqueness of Solutions of Linear

Algebraic Equations in Kaucher's Interval Arithmetic.

B. Lang: A Comparison of Subdivision Strategies for Verified Multi-

Dimensional Gaussian Quadrature.

S.M. Rump: INTLAB - INTerval LABoratory.

W. Luther, W. Otten: Verified Calculation of the Solution of Algebraic

Riccati Equation.

M. Lerch: Expression Concepts in Scientific Computing.

R. Sagula, T. Diverio, J. Netto: Performance Evaluation Technique STU

and libavi Library.

M. Schulte, V. Zelov, G.W. Walster, D. Chiriaev: Single-Number Interval

I/O.

K. Musch, G. Schumacher: Interval Analysis for Embedded Systems.

Y. Lebbah, O. Lhomme: Prediction by Extrapolation for Interval

Tightening Methods.

S. Markov, K. Okumura: The Contribution of T. Sunaga to Interval

Analysis and Reliable Computing.

E. Hubert, W. Barth: Surface-to-Surface Intersection with Complete and

Guaranteed Results.

V. Lefevre: An Algorithm that Computes a Lower Bound on the Distance

Between a Segment and Z^2.

H. Collavizza, F. Delobel, M. Rueher: Comparing Partial Consistencies.

N.S. Dimitrova, S.M. Markov: Verified Computation of Fast Decreasing

Polynomials.

E. Dyllong, W. Luther, W. Otten: An Accurate Distance-Calculation

Algorithm for Convex Polyhedra.

A. Frommer, A. Weinberg: Verified Error Bounds for Linear Systems

through the Lanczos Process.

G. Heindl: A Representation of the Interval Hull of a Tolerance

Polyhedron Describing Inclusions of Function Values and Slopes.

J.-M. Muller: A Few Results on Table-Based Methods.

N.S. Nedialkov, K.R. Jackson: An Interval Hermite-Obreschkoff Method

for Computing Rigorous Bounds on the Solution of an Initial Value

Problem for an Ordinary Differential Equation.

M.J. Schulte, V. Zelov, A. Akkas, J.C. Burley: The Interval-Enhanced

GNU Fortran Compiler.

S.P. Shary: Outer Estimation of Generalized Solution Sets to Interval

Linear Systems.

A. Strzebonski: A Real Polynomial Decision Algorithm Using Arbitrary-

Precision Floating Point Arithmetic.

A Numerical Verification Method of Solutions for the Navier-Stokes

Equations; Y. Watanabe, N. Yamamoto, M.T. Nakao.

B. Kolodziejczak, T. Szulc: Convex Sets of Full Rank Matrices.

M. Lerch, J.W. von Gudenberg: Multiaspect Interval Types.

R. Dunay, I. Kollar: MATLAB-Based Analysis of Roundoff Noise.

G.F. Corliss: SCAN-98 Collected Bibliography.

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From: Lothar Reichel <reichel@mcs.kent.edu>

Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 13:42:58 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Contents, Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis**

Table of Contents, Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis (ETNA),

vol. 8, 1999:

L. F. Pavarino,

Domain decomposition algorithms for first-order system least squares methods

R. S. Varga and A. Krautstengl,

On Gersgorin-type problems and ovals of Cassini.

A. A. Dubrulle,

An optimum iteration for the matrix polar decomposition.

A. Bjorck and J. Y. Yuan,

Preconditioners for least squares problems by LU factorization.

M. Dobrowolski, S. Graf and C. Pflaum,

On a posteriori error estimators in the finite element method on

anisotropic meshes.

I. Presson, K. Samuelsson and A. Szepessy,

On the convergence of multigrid methods for flow problems.

M. Benzi, W. Joubert and G. Mateescu,

Numerical experiments with parallel orderings for ILU preconditioners.

P. Benner, V. Mehrmann and H. Xu,

A note on the numerical solution of complex Hamiltonian and

skew-Hamiltonian eigenvalue problems.

K. Chen,

Discrete wavelet transforms accelerated sparse preconditioners for dense

boundary element systems.

V. Gradinaru and R. Hiptmair,

Whitney Elements on pyramids.

Table of Contents, Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis (ETNA),

vol. 9, 1999:

This volume contains the Proceedings of the International Workshop on

Orthogonal Polynomials held at University Carlos III de Madrid in Leganes,

Spain, 1998, organized by M. Alfaro, R. Alvarez-Nodarse, J. Arvesz and

F. Marcellan (Chair). The proceedings were edited by R. Alvarez-Nodarse and

F. Marcellan.

M. Alvarez de Morales, T. E. Pirez, M. A. Piqar and A. Ronveaux,

Non-standard orthogonality for Meixner polynomials.

G. S. Ammar, D. Calvetti and L. Reichel,

Computation of Gauss-Kronrod quadrature rules with non-positive weights.

F. Cala Rodriguez, P. Gonzalez-Vera, and M. Jimenez Paiz,

Quadrature formulas for rational functions.

C. Costa and R. Serodio,

A footnote on quaternion block-tridiagonal systems.

E. M. Garcma-Caballero, T. E. Pirez and M. A. Piqar,

Sobolev orthogonal polynomials: interpolation and approximation.

W. Gautschi,

Orthogonal polynomials and quadrature.

W. Koepf,

Software for the algorithmic work with orthogonal polynomials and special

functions.

M. Lorente,

Creation and annihilation operators for orthogonal polynomials of

continuous and discrete variables.

F. Marcellan and J. C. Medem,

q-Classical orthogonal polynomials: a very classical approach.

P. Natalini, S. Noschese and P. E. Ricci,

An iterative method for computing the eigenvalues of second kind Fredholm

operators and applications.

J. Segura and A. Gil,

Evaluation of associated Legendre functions off the cut and parabolic

cylinder functions.

Doron Zeilberger,

Proof of a conjecture of Chan, Robbins, and Yuen.

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