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From: Petr Prikryl <prikryl@MATH.CAS.CZ>

Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2000 14:28:37 +0100 (CET)

**Subject: Babuska Prize**

2000 BABUSKA PRIZE AWARDED

In December 2000, the Czech Association for Mechanics and the Union

of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists again awarded the I. Babuska

Prize for the best work in scientific computing submitted by students and

young scientists.

The Prize winner for 2000 is Dr Gabriela Holubova from the Faculty of

Applied Sciences of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. The

work honored was her PhD thesis Systems of evolution partial

differential equations: the existence and qualitative properties of

solutions. Let us mention that she got a diploma of honor in the

category of MS theses already in 1997.

Further winners were delivered diplomas of honor. The second was Dr

Marek Brandner from the Faculty of Applied Sciences of the University

of West Bohemia in Pilsen with his PhD thesis Numerical modeling of

dynamics of nonmiscible viscous incompressible fluids.

The third position was taken by Dr Tatiana V. Guy from the Faculty of

Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague

who presented her PhD thesis Hybrid adaptive controller.

Further diplomas of honor were delivered to MS theses. The first in

this category, Tomas Vejchodsky from the Faculty of Mathematics and

Physics of the Charles University in Prague, was honored for his

diploma work A posteriori error estimates with the method of lines

for parabolic equations.

The second and third positions were awarded together to Jaroslav Hron

(Texas A&M University at College Station, TX, U.S.A.) for his thesis

Characterization of solid-fluid mixtures and Martin Kukacka (Faculty

of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University in Prague) for

his thesis Stokes problem for nonlinear rheologies.

Further positions were occupied as follows. 4th: Petr Necesal, 5th:

Ales Matas, both from the Faculty of Applied Sciences of the

University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, 6th: David Horak from the

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the

VSB-Technical University in Ostrava.

The prize as well as the diplomas are awarded every year and they are

connected with a financial support.

The prize was established in 1994 by an outstanding Czech

mathematician Ivo Babuska. He was born in Prague and after graduating from the

Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague he

started his work in the Mathematical Institute of the Academy of

Sciences. He was appointed professor in Prague in 1968 and since fall

1968 he has been working in the United States. Since 1995 he works at

the Texas Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics,

University of Texas, Austin, TX.

His scientific work is focused on numerical and applied mathematics

and computational mechanics, and their use in practice. His results in

the finite element method belong to the fundamentals of the method. He is

the author of several monographs and has initiated several famous

scientific meetings both in Europe and the United States. He

established the journal Applications of Mathematics (formerly Aplikace

matematiky) in 1956.

Karel Segeth

segeth@math.cas.cz

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From: Shi Zhong-ci <shi@lsec.cc.ac.cn>

Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2000 14:25:38 +0800 (CST)

**Subject: Feng Kang Prize**

Feng Kang Prize

The Committee of Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing is seeking

applications and nominations for 2001 year. The prize is awarded every

other year to young Chinese Scientists in China and abroad for their

outstanding researches in numerical analysis and scientific computing. The

prize winners will be announced in August 2001. Application forms can be

got by anonymous ftp from

lsec.cc.ac.cn/pub/FENGKang/app_form.ps

Deadline for applications and nominations is MARCH 15, 2001.

Please send all materials to:

Dr. Zhong-zhi Bai

The Committee of Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing

Institute of Computational Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

PO Box 2719, Beijing 10008, China

Prof. Zhong-Ci Shi

Chairman of the Committee

The Regulation of The Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing

Item 1. The Foundation of Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing is founded

in order to memory the contribution of late Professor Feng Kang to China's

Computational Mathematics.

Item 2. The Prize is honored to young Chinese Scientists in China or abroad,

working in the fields of Scientific and Engineering Computing whose age

should not be exceeded 45.

Item 3. The Prize is granted every other year to at most two winners with the

certificate and a premium of 15,000 yuan RMB for time being.

Item 4. Chinese universities or research institutes can nominate the

candidates. The application materials should be approved by the scientific

Committee of the relevant universities or institutes.

Item 5. Young scientists satisfying Item 2 can apply the Prize getting

supports of three members of the Committee or five full professors. The

recommendation letters must be directly sent to the Committee.

Item 6. The deadline of application is the 15th March in the selection year

and the Prize will be announced in August.

Item 7. The winners will be voted by the Committee of Feng Kang Prize of

Scientific Computing.

Item 8. The Institute of Computational Mathematics and Scientific/Engineering

Computing is in charge of the fund raising and organization of selecting the

prize-winner.

Item 9. The Committee of Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing is consists

of nine famous Chinese mathematicians in the fields of Scientific and

Engineering Computing. One term serves four years. The current committee is

in charge to select the committee of next term. Each term at least one third

members must be chosen new ones and each member of the Committee can be

reelected for at most three terms.

Item 10. The Committee should report the usage of the founds every other year.

Contributors to the founds have the rights to know the services of the

foundation.

Item 11. This regulation is valid from the 9th September, 1994. The right of

explanation of the regulation belongs to the Committee of the Feng Kang Prize

of Scientific Computing.

Committee of the Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing

Chairman: Zhong-ci SHI

Members: Da-yong CAI, Qun LIN, Hong-yuan FU, Hong-ci HUANG,

Ren-hong WANG, Rong-an YING, Ya-xiang YUAN, Tian-xiao ZHOU

Secretary: Zhong-zhi BAI

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From: Elias Lipitakis <eal@aueb.gr>

Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2000 14:22:52 +0200 (EET)

**Subject: Hellenic Conference on Computer Mathematics**

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

THE FIFTH HELLENIC EUROPEAN RESEARCH ON

COMPUTER MATHEMATICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS CONFERENCE

H E R C M A 2001 CONFERENCE

20-22 September 2001, ATHENS-GREECE

Framework-Objectives: The 5th Hellenic European Research on Computer

Mathematics & its Applications (HERCMA) Conference will be held in the

Athens University of Economics & Business (AUEB) on September 20-22, 2001,

in Athens, Greece. This biennial Conference is following the success of the

HERMIS and HERCMA Conference series, which has been held respectively in

1992-94-96-98 in Athens. The HERCMA 2001 Conference is jointly organized by

the Department of Informatics of AUEB and the Research Group for Advanced

Computational Mathematics & Parallel Processing. The main theme within the

Conference will be Computer Mathematics and its Applications and special

emphasis will be given to Computational Mathematics, High Performance

Computing, Operational Research and Statistics, Mathematics in Economics and

Industry.

Call for Papers: Papers on all aspects of Computer Mathematics and

Scientific Computing are solicited. Plenary lectures by distinguished

Scientists, who have played a significant role in the advancement of

Computer Mathematics and its Applications will be scheduled in the

scientific program of HERCMA 2001. Non plenary lectures will be held in

several parallel sessions, spanning a broad range of Computer Mathematics

topics. The Authors should list areas to which their papers belong.

Mini-Symposia (Session) Organizers: Persons interested in organizing a

mini-symposium (technical session) in the framework of the HERCMA 2001

should submit a proposal using the suitable form (which can be found in the

HERCMA web pages). If the proposed session is accepted for presentation at

the conference, the Session Organizer will become member of the Organizing

Committee, and he will be authorized to make the final selection of papers

for his session.

Conference Chairman: Professor Elias A. Lipitakis, Department of

Informatics, AUEB. Director of the Research Group for Advanced Computational

Mathematics and Parallel Processing (RG-ACMPP).

Scientific Programme Committee:

G. AKRIVIS (Ioannina, GR), O. AXELSSON (Nijmegen, Holland),

C. BAKER (Manchester, UK), A. BACOPOULOS (NTUA, GR),

N. BAKHVALOV (Moscow, Russia), R. BEAUWENS (Brussels, Belgium),

J. BUTCHER (Aucland, New Zealand), V.CAPASSO (Milano, Italy),

P. DEUFLHARD (Berlin, Germany), D. DOBKIN (Princeton, USA),

J.DONGARRA (Tennessee, USA), V. DOUGALIS (Athens, GR),

G. DOUKIDIS (AUEB, GR), E. DRANDAKIS (AUEB, GR),

I. DUFF (RAL-Didcot, England), H. ENGL (Linz, Austria),

W. ENRIGHT (Toronto, Canada), D. EVANS (Nottingham, UK),

G. FILOKYPROU (Athens, GR), E. FLITZANIS (AUEB, GR),

C. FLOUDAS (Princeton, USA), E. GALLOPOULOS (Patras, GR),

W. GANDER (ETH-Zurich, SW), R. GLOWINSKI (Houston, USA),

G. GOLUB (Stanford, USA), B. GUO (Shanghai, China),

A. HADJIDIMOS (Crete, GR), E. HOUSTIS (Purdue, USA),

A. INSELBERG (Tel Aviv, Israel), A. ISERLES (Cambridge, UK),

Y. KEVREKIDIS (Princeton, USA), V. KONSTANTINOU (Westminster, UK),

E. KOUTSOUPIAS (UCLA, USA), P. LIGOMENIDES (Athens, GR),

J-L. LIONS (Paris, France), E.A. LIPITAKIS (AUEB, GR),

V. MAGIROU (AUEB, GR), K. MARGARITIS (Macedonia, GR),

B. MOURRAIN (INRIA-Sophia Antipolis, France), J. PANARETOS (AUEB, GR),

G. PAPAKONSTANTINOU (NTUA, GR), P. PAPAKYRIAZIS (AUEB, GR)

J. PAPADAKIS (Crete, GR), R. PAPADEMETRIOU (Portsmouth, UK),

C. PAPADIMITRIOU (Berkeley, USA), J. PAPADIMITRIOU (Macedonia, GR),

N. PAPAMICHAEL (Nicosia, Cyprus), T. PAPATHEODOROU (Patras, GR),

R. PIESSENS (Leuven, Belgium), O. PIRONNEAU (Paris -INRIA, France),

I. PITAS (Thessaloniki, GR), R. PLEMMONS (Wake-Forest, USA),

A. SAMEH (Purdue, USA), Y. SARIDAKIS (Chania-Crete, GR)

M. SEPPALA (Helsinki, Finland), A.SIDERIDIS (AU-Athens, GR),

P. SPIRAKIS (Patras, GR), H. STETTER (Wien, Austria),

V. THOMEE (Chalmers, Sweden), J. TSITSIKLIS (MIT-Cambridge, USA),

C. TSOUROS (Thessaloniki, GR), S. TZAFESTAS (NTU-Athens, GR),

H. VAN DER VORST (Utrecht, Holland), R. VARGA (Kent State University,USA)

B. WEGNER (T.U. Berlin, Germany), E. WELZL (ETH-Zurich, Switzerland),

L. XANTHIS (Westminster, UK), E. XEKALAKI (AUEB, GR),

M. YAMAMOTO (Tokyo, Japan), E. YANNAKOUDAKIS (AUEB, GR)

Submission of Papers

Extended (two pages) abstracts on topics to the themes of the Conference are

invited by 20th February, 2001. The Authors can submit their abstracts via

the Conference E-mail and Web Site addresses. Notification of acceptance

will be given by 10th April, 2001 and recommendations concerning the format

of the accepted papers to be published in the Conference Proceedings will be

sent to the Authors. The completed (camera-ready) paper will be required by

30th May, 2001.

Invited Speakers

International authorities, eminent Academicians, Professors and Researchers

from all over the world have been invited to talk on the most recent

advances on several subjects of the HERCMA 2001 Conference. Among these the

following distinguished scientists have been invited to talk on related

subjects of their speciality:

Prof. N. BAKHVALOV, Academy of Sciences, Russia

Prof. C. BENHAM, MSSM-Biomaths Sciences, New York, USA

Prof. V. CAPASSO, University of Milano, Italy

Prof. J. DEMMEL, University of California-Berkeley, USA

Prof. D. KNUTH, Stanford University, USA

Prof. K. MEHLHORN, Max Planck Institute, Germany

Prof. R. MERTON*, HBS-University of Harvard, USA

Prof. O. PIRONNEAU, University of Paris-6, France

Prof. M. POWELL, University of Cambridge, England

Prof. G. STRANG, M.I.T., USA

Prof. H. VAN DER VORST, University of Utrecht, Holland

(*) Nobel Price 1997 in Economics

Important Dates:

Deadline for the submission of the extended abstract 20 February, 2001

Deadline for mini-symposia proposals 20 February, 2001

Notification of acceptance 10 April, 2001

Deadline for the submission of the complete paper 30 May, 2001

Deadline for the early payment 30 May, 2001

Papers submitted after these dates, if they will be accepted, may be

presented in the Conference, but they will not be published in the

Conference Proceedings. The submitted extended abstracts (not over 3-typed

A4-pages with 1.5 spacing, including figures and diagrams) may include the

general significance of the original research work as well as the detailed

aspects of the study that is going to be presented, and should be sent to

the HERCMA 2001 scientific committee in the following HERCMA Secretariat

address.

Schedule: Updated information about HERCMA 2001 may be retrieved from our

web site at http://www.aueb.gr/conferences/hercma2001/

Conference Secretariat

For further information please write to:

HERCMA Secretariat

Department of Informatics

Athens University of Economics and Business

76 Patission Street, Athens 10434, Greece

Phone: +(3 01)- 8203 187

Fax: +(3 01)-8203 187 / 8226 204 / 8676 265

E-mail us to: eal@aueb.gr, hercma@aueb.gr,

pek@aueb.gr, mem@aueb.gr, M.Bekakos@aueb.gr

or look at the HERCMA home page at Web:

http://www.aueb.gr/conferences/hercma2001/

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From: Mario Graca <mgraca@math.ist.utl.pt>

Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 22:01:35 +0000

**Subject: Meeting in Lisbon on Iterative Methods and Symbolic Computation**

FIRST MEETING

on

ITERATIVE METHODS AND SYMBOLIC COMPUTATION

Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST)

Lisbon, Portugal

Friday 26 January to Sunday 28 January, 2001

The meeting will be held at the Mechanics Engineering Department of IST.

This is a multidisciplinary event organized by Instituto de Mecanica (IDMEC,

IST), Lisbon, aiming a long term collaboration with French researchers at

EMALOCAL (Universite de Lille I, France). Researchers from any other

contries are welcome.

For registration (deadline: 2001/01/20) and further information please see

the URL

http://www.math.ist.utl.pt/~gvaz/imsc .

Address for correspondence:

Dr. Mario M. Graca

Department of Mathematics

Instituto Superior Tecnico

Av. Rovisco Pais,

1049-001 Lisbon

Portugal

fax: +(351) 21 8417048

mgraca@math.ist.utl.pt

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From: Alexis Fotis <ofotis@hotmail.com>

Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2000 19:27:36 -0000

**Subject: Conferences in Crete on Circuits, Systems, Communications & Computers**

5th WSES/IEEE MULTICONFERENCE ON

Circuits, Systems, Communications & Computers (CSCC 2001)

* 5th WSES/IEEE Conference on Circuits,

* 5th WSES/IEEE Conference on Systems,

* 5th WSES/IEEE Conference on Communications,

* 5th WSES/IEEE Conference on Computers,

http://www.softlab.ntua.gr/~mastor/cscc01.htm

jointly with the WSES/IEEE CONFERENCE ON

Signal Processing, Multidimensional Systems, Computational Geometry and

Artificial Vision (organized by Prof. G.Antoniou), jointly with the

WSES/IEEE CONFERENCE ON Neural, Fuzzy and Evolutionary Computation

(organized by Prof. V.Mladenov), jointly with the WSES/IEEE CONFERENCE ON

Multirate Systems and Wavelets Analysis (organized by Prof. B.Suter)

jointly with theWSES/IEEE CONFERENCE ON Software and Hardware Engineering

(organized by Prof. O.Panfilov), jointly with the

WSES/IEEE CONFERENCE ON Power Engineering(organized by Prof. L.A.Pecorelli),

jointly with the WSES CONFERENCE ON

Mathematics and Computers in Physics (organized by Prof. L.J.Wang)

jointly with the WSES CONFERENCE ON

Mathematics and Computers in Mechanical Engineerig

(organized by Prof. F.Koumboulis and G.Stavroulakis)

Location: Rethymnon, CRETE (GREECE).

JULY 8-15, 2001

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From: Carol Weintraub <carol@wisdom.weizmann.ac.il>

Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2000 14:26:29 +0200 (IST)

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at the Weizmann Institute**

Postdoctoral position at the Weizmann Institute

The Gauss Center for Scientific Computation at the Weizmann Institute

of Science, Rehovot, Israel, is seeking a qualified candidate for a

Post-Doctoral position, to participate in the Center's development of

advanced multiscale computational methods. Possible directions include:

1. Multigrid methods, especially in fluid dynamics

2. Data assimilation in atmospheric simulations

3. Wave phenomena

4. Ab-initio quantum chemistry, density functional theory

5. Molecular dynamics

6. Optimal feedback control

7. Computational physics: multiscale Monte-Carlo, Dirac solvers, path integrals

8. Fast medical-imaging and radar reconstruction

9. Multiscale image processing

10. Clustering and multilevel graph algorithms

Applicants should have completed their Ph.d. studies between

June 1999 and the appointment start date. They should have a

strong background and programming experience in scientific computing,

preferably in one of the above areas and/or in multiscale computational

methods.

The post-doc appointment is for a period of one year and may be renewed

for a second year.

Applications and request for further information should be sent to

the Gauss Center Secretary:

Mrs. Carol Weintraub

Dept. of Computer Science & Applied Mathematics

The Weizmann Institute of Science

Rehovot 76100, Israel

Email: carol@wisdom.weizmann.ac.il

Fax: +972-8-9342945

Phone: +972-8-9343545

The application should include a CV, a description of previous

experience in scientific computing and the particular areas of

interest, and names of two referees, who should separately send

their letters of recommendation to the above address.

More information on the research at the Gauss Center can be found

at our web site:

http://www.wisdom.weizmann.ac.il/~achi/gaussctr.html

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From: Vladik Kreinovich <vladik@cs.utep.edu>

Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2000 12:32:36 -0700 (MST)

**Subject: Contents, Reliable Computing**

Reliable Computing

Volume 7, issue 2, 2001

Special Issue

Modal Intervals and Its Applications

Selected Papers from the First Workshop on Interval Applications

to Systems and Control

MISC'99

February 24-26, 1999, Girona, Spain

Guest Editors: Josep Vehi and Miguel A. Sainz

Foreword

75

Modal Intervals

Ernest Gardenes, Miguel A. Sainz, Lambert Jorba,

Remei Calm, Rosa Estela, Honorino Mielgo, Albert Trepat

77-111

On the Algebraic Properties of Intervals and Some Applications

Svetoslav Markov

113-127

Multiplication Distributivity of Proper and Improper Intervals

Evgenija D. Popova

129-140

Interval Gauss-Seidel Method for Generalized

Solution Sets to Interval Linear Systems

Sergey P. Shary

141-155

A Limitation for Underestimation via Twin Arithmetic

Peter Hertling

157-169

Application of Modal Intervals to the Generation of Error-Bounded Envelopes

Joaquim Armengol, Josep Vehi, Louise Trave-Massuyes, Miguel Angel Sainz

171-185

Information

SCAN 2000: GAMM-IMACS International Symposium on Scientific Computing,

Computer Arithmetic, and Validated Numerics

Interval 2000: International Conference on Interval Methods in Science

and Engineering

187-191

The contents of all the issues can be found on the interval computations

website http://www.cs.utep.edu/interval-comp

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From: Daniel Hershkowitz <hershkow@techunix.technion.ac.il>

Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2000 09:12:54 +0200 (IST)

**Subject: Contents, Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra**

Volume 6 (1999/2000) (Proceedings of the Eleventh Haifa Matrix Theory

Conference) and Volume 7(2000) of ELA - The ELECTRONIC Journal of LINEAR

ALGEBRA are now complete.

Table of contents of Volume 6:

1.Daniel Hershkowitz, Preface, p. 1.

2.Shmuel Friedland and Hans Schneider, Spectra of expansion graphs, pp.

2-10.

3.Ilan Bar-On, Checking nonsingularity of tridiagonal matrices, pp. 11-19.

4.Panos J. Psarrakos and Michael J. Tsatsomeros, On the relation between

the numerical rank and the joint numerical range of matrix polynomials,

pp. 20-30.

5.Daniel Alpay and Vladimir Bolotnikov, On two-sided interpolation for

upper triangular matrices, pp. 31-55.

6.Bertram Mond and Josip E. Pecaric, On inequalities involving the

Hadamard product of matrices, pp. 56-61.

7.Jason J. Molitierno, Michael Neumann and Bryan L. Shader, Tight bounds

on the algebraic connectivity of a balanced binary tree, pp. 62-71.

8.Avram Sidi and Vladimir Kluzner, A Bi-CG type iterative method for

Drazin-inverse solution of singular inconsistent nonsymmetric linear

systems of arbitrary index, pp. 72-94.

Table of contents of Volume 7:

1.Shaun M. Fallat, Charles R. Johnson and Ronald L. Smith, The general

totally positive matrix completion problem with few unspecified entries,

pp. 1-20.

2.Gustavo Corach, Alejandra Maestripieri and Demetrio Stojanoff, Polar

decomposition under perturbations of the scalar product, pp. 21-29.

3.Stephen J. Kirkland, Dale D. Olesky and Pauline van den Driessche,

Digraphs with large exponent, pp. 30-40.

4.Oren Kolman, Almost disjoint families: an application to linear algebra,

pp. 41-52.

5.Reinhard Nabben, A class of inverse M-matrices, pp. 53-58.

6.Valeriy Fayziev, On the group GL(2,R[x]), pp. 59-72.

7.Natalia Bebiano, Chi-Kwong Li and Joao da Providencia, Generalized

numerical ranges of permanental compounds arising from quantum systems of

bosons, pp. 73-91.

8.Shaun M. Fallat and Pauline van den Driessche, On matrices with all

minors negative, pp. 92-99.

9.Nir Cohen and Stefano De Leo, The quaternionic determinant, pp. 100-111.

10.Christian Mehl, Volker Mehrmann and Hongguo Xu, Canonical forms for

doubly structured matrices and pencils, pp. 112-151.

11.Delin Chu and Volker Mehrmann, Disturbance decoupling for descriptor

systems by measurement feedback, pp. 152-173.

12.B. Sury, An elementary proof of the Hilbert-Mumford criterion, pp.

174-177.

13.Olga Holtz, On convergence of infinite matrix products, pp. 178-181.

14.John Maroulas, Panayiotis J. Psarrakos and Michael J. Tsatsomeros,

Separable characteristic polynomials of pencils and property L, pp.

182-190.

ELA's primary homepage:

http://www.math.technion.ac.il/iic/ela/

ELA's mirror sites are:

http://www.math.temple.edu/iic/ela (Temple University)

http://hermite.cii.fc.ul.pt/iic/ela/(Univ. Lisbon)

http://www.tu-chemnitz.de/ftp-home/pub/ela(Univ. Chemnitz)

http://www.emis.de/journals/ELA/(EMIS)

ELA papers come both in POSTSCRIPT files and in PDF files.

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