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From: Elias Lipitakis <>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 15:55:52 +0300 (EET DST)
Subject: Honorary Degree for Don Knuth

It is with great pleasure that we inform you that
Stanford University, U.S.A.

received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the
Department of Informatics of the Athens University of Economics
and Business (AUEB) on September 24, 2001, in Athens, Greece.
The citation for the degree is as follows:

"for pioneering work and fundamental contributions to
Mathematics and Computer Science, in particular Programming and
Algorithmic Methodologies, Combinatorial Mathematics
and their significant Applications in
Mathematical, Physical, Economic and Social Sciences"

Please join us in congratulating Professor Donald E. Knuth
on his seminal contributions to Sciences.

Elias Lipitakis


From: Stefano De Marchi <>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 09:30:38 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: Change of Address for Stefano De Marchi

Hi everyone,

As of 1st November 2001 I am moving to the University of Verona.
My new address is:

Stefano De Marchi
Dipartimento di Informatica
Contrada Le Grazie, 15 - Ca` Vignal 2
I-37134 VERONA
tel: +39 0458027977
fax: +39 0458027928

With my best wishes to all my friends,



From: John Nash <>
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2001 10:31:21 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: New Book, Practical Forecasting for Managers

Colleagues may realize that it was forecasting that let me to prepare my
first book "Compact numerical methods for computers" that was published in
1979 and has been in print ever since. With my wife and colleague Mary
Nash, I've finally written up the methods, which NA workers may find
useful for their work, in

Practical Forecasting for Managers, 2001

In USA this is available from Oxford University Press, New York

In the UK it is Arnold Publishers (original publisher)
(This site has the online materials related to the book.)

John C. Nash


From: Allison Bogardo <>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 13:37:02 -0400
Subject: SIAM Activity Group on Optimization Prize

Call for Nominations
SIAM Activity Group on Optimization Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Optimization Prize (SIAG/OPT) will be
awarded at the SIAM Conference on Optimization, May 20-22, 2002, at
the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto.

The prize is awarded to the author(s) of the most outstanding paper,
as determined by the selection committee, on a topic in optimization
published in English in a peer-reviewed journal.


Candidate papers must be published in English in a peer-reviewed
journal bearing a publication date within the period of January 1,
1999 to December 31, 2001. The paper must contain significant
research contributions to the field of optimization, as commonly
defined in the mathematical literature, with direct or potential

Description of the Award

The award will consist of a plaque and a certificate. The chair of
the selection committee will notify the recipient(s) of the award in
advance of the award date. An invitation will be extended to the
recipient(s) to attend the award ceremony to receive the award and to
present the paper. At least one of the awardees is expected to attend
the ceremony and present the winning paper.


Nominations, which should consist of a copy of the paper and a cover
letter, must be received in the SIAM office by JANUARY 15, 2002.
Please send nominations to:

SIAG/OPT Prize Selection Committee
Professor Philippe Toint, Chair
c/o A. G. Bogardo
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688
Telephone: 215-382-9800, Ext. 302
Fax: 215-386-7999

Selection Committee

Members of the selection committee are Philippe Toint, Chair (The
University of Namur, Belgium); Harvey Greenberg (University of
Colorado, Denver); Masakazu Kojima (Tokyo Institute of Technology);
Paul Tseng (University of Washington); and Levent Tuncel (University
of Waterloo).


From: ICCS Conference Secretary <>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 14:35:33 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: ICCS'02 Paper Submission Deadline Extended

Dear All,

Due to overwhelming requests we decided to extend the deadline for
regular papers for the ICCS 2002 Conference to:

November 16th, 2001

Please note that papers submitted after this deadline can not be

All information can be obtained from:

Note that in addition to the regular conference tracks we have
20 interesting workshops/events coming up at the ICCS'02 meeting.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 21st - 24th of April 2002

After the successful ICCS 2001 conference in San Francisco we are now
organizing ICCS 2002, in association with the Society for Industrial and
Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the HPCN-Europe Foundation.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

Prof. Francine Berman
Prof. Tony Hey
Prof. Geoffrey Fox
Prof. Bob Hertzberger
Prof. Wolfgang Gentzsch
Prof. Henk van der Vorst
Dr. Michiel Sprik

Details of the conference and the submission procedures can be found at
the conference web sites.

With mirror sites:

Important Dates
November 16, 2001: Deadline for paper submission (full papers) and event
December 21, 2001: Notification of acceptance.
January 15, 2002: Camera Ready Papers and Pre-registration.
April 21 - 24, 2002: ICCS 2002 Conference in Amsterdam

On behalf of the Organizing Committee,

Peter Sloot
Jack Dongarra
Kenneth Tan


From: VECPAR <>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 01:57:51 +0100 (WET DST)
Subject: Meeting in Portugal on High Performance Computing


5th International Meeting on High Performance Computing for Computational
June 26-28, 2002
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto,
Porto, Portugal


Deadline for submissions: December 14, 2001
Proposals for tutorials due: December 14, 2001
Author's notification: March 8, 2002
Tutorials: June 25, 2002
VECPAR'2002 web site:


From: Elena Celledoni <>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 08:49:46 +0200
Subject: Summer School in Norway on Geometric Integration

AUGUST 19-25, 2002, Arendal, Norway

As a first event of the Special Year on Geometric Integration in Oslo,
2002-2003, a summer school will be organized. The summer school will
commemorate the 200 anniversary of the birth of Niels Henrik Abel and
takes place in his home town, Arendal, located in the south of
Norway. Abel was actually born on August 5, 1802.
The summer school is intended for PhD students, postdocs and
researchers in applied mathematics and numerical analysis, but also
others are welcome. There will be an upper limit on the number of

FORMAT. There will be lectures in 4 different topics lasting over a week

Peter Olver, University of Minnesota: Moving frames
Chris Budd, University of Bath: Adaptivity and symmetry in the
numerical solution of PDEs
Robert McLachlan, Massey University: Splitting methods in geometric
H. Munthe-Kaas/B. Owren: University of Bergen/NTNU: Lie group methods.

LOCATION. (most likely) Arendal Maritime Hotel

PARTICIPATION FEE: We hope to be able to offer substantial
sponsoring of the accommodation costs for the participants.

CONTACT/REGISTRATION. Inquiries can be directed to Elena Celledoni,
( Information regarding how to register
and registration deadline will be made available shortly on the summer
web page

will contain all information available at all times.


From: Tim Tautges <>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 12:45:48 -0500
Subject: Mini-Symposium on Computational Geometry for Mechanics & Applications


Mini-Symposium on Computational Geometry
for Mechanics and Applications (CGMA)
July 9-10, 2002
Vienna, Austria

The deadline for submitting abstracts for the mini-symposium on
Computational Geometry for Mechanics & Applications is November 15.
Please submit abstracts to *both* the WCCM V conference (see for details) and to me at Papers for the special journal issue should be
submitted at the symposium.

The dates of this mini-symposium will be July 9-10, 2002. Keynote and
invited papers are as follows:

Keynote: Herbert Edelsbrunner, Duke University, "Topological Modeling
in Structural Biology and Mechanical Engineering"
Invited speaker: Cecil Armstrong, Queen's University Belfast (title TBD)

Please see the symposium website at for more details.


From: Shaun Forth <>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 13:26:47 +0100
Subject: Workshop at Hertfordshire on Automatic Differentiation

The next meeting in the series of

Joint University of Hertfordshire/Cranfield University (RMCS Shrivenham)
Automatic Differentiation Workshops

will be held at
University of Hertfordshire
Wednesday 14th November 2001
Coffee at 10:00 for a 10:30 start.
Finish around 16:30.

This is one of a 6 monthly series of 1-day workshops presenting theoretical
developments in and applications of Automatic Differentiation (AD). The
atmosphere is informal and newcomers to the field, particularly those
involved in industrial applications, are most welcome.

The timetable is still being put together and will include:

Richard Neidinger, Davidson College, USA
Directions for Computing Multivariate Taylor Series Coefficients.

Mohamed Tadjouddine/Shaun Forth - Cranfield University (RMCS)
Progress report on AD by vertex elimination using source-transformation.

Peter Gottschling - University of Hertfordshire
Progress Report on Simulated Annealing for Elimination Techniques

Ning Qin/Alan Le Moigne - Cranfield University
A discrete adjoint method for aerodynamic sensitivities for
Navier-Stokes flows

John Reid - JKR associates
The design of HSL_AD02, a threadsafe version of HSL_AD01

Please contact Shaun ASAP if you wish to attend, and if you wish to be
a speaker.

If coming from a long distance, let Bruce know if you wish us to arrange
accommodation for you.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Chairman & local organiser: Bruce Christianson -
Programme Coordinator: Shaun Forth -

For updated details please see

which will be produced shortly.


From: Esmond Ng <>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 22:35:01 -0700
Subject: Workshop in Toronto on Numerical Linear Algebra



The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences
( in Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
will host a special program entitled "Numerical and Computational
Challenges in Science and Engineering"
from August 2001 to August 2002. One of the research areas
emphasized in the Fall of 2001 will be numerical linear algebra, and
this period will include a Workshop on Numerical Linear Algebra in
Scientific and Engineering Applications (

The goal of the week-long workshop is to bring together computational
scientists and researchers in numerical linear algebra to foster
interaction and collaboration between the two communities. The
workshop will highlight not only numerical linear algebra problems
arising from computational science problems, but it will also present
recent developments in the area of numerical linear algebra. The
computational science areas will include, but are not limited to,
biocomputing, computational chemistry, computational finance,
computational physics, image and signal processing, and information

The workshop will include both invited presentations and contributed
papers. It will also feature one of the Fields Institute Coxeter
Lecture Series, which will consist of three lectures to be delivered
by Professor Gene H. Golub of Stanford University.

A list of speakers and their titles will be available at

This workshop is sponsored by SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra.


Gene H. Golub, Stanford University
Esmond G. Ng, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Advisory Committee:

Zhaojun Bai, University of California, Davis
Tony Chan, University of California, Los Angeles
Alan Edelman, MIT
Sabine Van Huffel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
James Varah, University of British Columbia


From: Karol Mikula <>
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2001 09:22:47 +0200
Subject: Conference in Slovakia on Scientific Computing

ALGORITMY 2002, Conference on Scientific Computing

High Tatra Mountains, Podbanske, Slovakia, September 8-13, 2002,

Scientific Programme Committee:
E. Baensch (Berlin), P.Brunovsky (Bratislava), G.Dziuk ( Freiburg),
W.Jaeger (Heidelberg), J.Kacur (Bratislava), J.Komornik (Bratislava),
G.Meyer (Atlanta), K.Mikula (Bratislava), M. Rumpf (Duisburg),
J.A.Sethian (Berkeley), M.Vajtersic (Bratislava), G.Wittum (Heidelberg)

Dear colleagues,

ALGORITMY (Algorithms) represents the oldest Central-European series of
international high level scientific meetings devoted to applied mathematics,
numerical methods and computational science traditionally organized in the
High Tatra Mountains, Slovakia. The 16th ALGORITMY conference will be devoted
to computational realisations and analysis of algorithms solving real problems
from all branches of sciences, engineering, technology, medicine, finance and
other applications. The main topics include methods of
- computational fluid dynamics
- nonlinear heat and mass transfer
- modelling of flow in porous media
- image processing and computer vision
- data analysis and pattern recognition
- computational finance
- free boundary problems
- inverse problems
- scientific visualization
- software for scientific computations.

List of plenary speakers already accepted our invitation:
A.Bourlioux (Montreal), F.Cao (Paris), R.Eymard (Paris), M.Falcone (Rome),
P.Frolkovic (Heidelberg/Bratislava), J.Fuhrmann (Berlin), M.Gander(Montreal)
R.van Keer (Ghent), M.Lukacova-Medvidova (Brno), M.Ohlberger (Freiburg)
M.Rumpf (Duisburg), A.Schmidt (Bremen), J.A.Sethian (Berkeley)

Refereed conference Proceedings of contributed lectures will be published.
You are invited to submit a paper related to the topics of the conference.
(see the last issues:

Proceedings of plenary lectures and selected high quality contributions of
participants will appear after the conference in the
Springer-Verlag mathematical journal Computing and Visualization in Science.

Deadline for preliminary registration: December 31, 2001
Deadline for submission to Conference Proceedings: April 30, 2002
For further details of scientific programme and complementary activities
please see the conference web page.
If you find the conference interesting, please register electronically at:

On behalf of organizers and scientific programme committee,
Sincerely Yours,

Karol Mikula.


From: Shayne Waldron <>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 10:22:56 +1300 (NZDT)
Subject: Chair Position at University of Auckland

(Vacancy UAC.1221)

Applications are invited for a Chair (Full Professorship) in Mathematics
in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Auckland in the area
of Applied and/or Computational Mathematics. The vacancy follows the
retirement of Professor John Butcher FRSNZ. This senior position is
intended for a candidate who can demonstrate a strong commitment to
excellence in research and teaching at all levels and a capacity for
academic leadership.

Applications close on 9 November 2001. Further information can be found at


From: Ronald Morgan <>
Date: 15 Oct 01 15:12:18 -0500
Subject: Faculty Positions at Baylor University

The Department of Mathematics invites applications for two tenure-track
positions, starting in August 2002. Excellence in teaching and research/
scholarship is essential. While strong candidates in any area of
specialization are encouraged to apply, special consideration will be
given to applicants with interests that complement the active research
areas of current faculty. These general areas are algebra, differential
equations, mathematical physics, numerical analysis, and representation

A current curriculum vitae and statements about philosophy of teaching and
of research must be included in the application. In addition, at least
three recent letters of reference must be sent directly to the search
committee. An applicant with less than four years since receiving the
doctoral degree is encouraged to include a photocopy of the doctoral
transcript. Applications will be reviewed beginning September 15, 2001.
To ensure full consideration, an application should be received by October
15, 2001, but applications will be accepted until the positions are filled
or the search is terminated. Baylor is a Baptist university affiliated
with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, Baylor encourages minorities, women,
veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply. Send all materials to:
Mathematics Search Committee, Department of Mathematics, P. O. Box 97328,
Waco, TX 76798-7328.
Feel free to contact Ron Morgan at if you have


From: A. D. Gilbert <>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 14:52:21 +0100
Subject: Postdoctoral Positon at University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Postdoctoral Research Fellow required in the School of Mathematical
Sciences from 1st January 2002 (or later by agreement) for three years
to work on magnetic field growth and equilibration in overshooting
convection, relevant to the Solar dynamo. Ideally candidates should have
experience of magnetohydrodynamics and/or computational fluid dynamics, and
will work with Dr. A.D. Gilbert, Prof. A.M.Soward and Prof. K. Zhang.

Information from Dr. A.D. Gilbert and Prof. A.M. Soward, School of
Mathematical Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QE, tel:
01392-263981, email:,, to whom
applications (CV plus the names of two referees) should be sent by 26th
October 2001, quoting reference no. R456.


Also see the School web pages ( and
A.D. Gilbert's web pages ( for more
information about the position and the School of Mathematical
Sciences. See for
information about fluids and MHD at Exeter. Please email us if you have any
queries or would like further information.


From: Luca Formaggia <>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 20:04:24 +0200
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

Post Doctoral Position at the Department of Mathematics of
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

The Chair of Modelling and Scientific Computing of the Mathematics
Department of EPFL is offering a Post Doctoral position. The candidate
will work on the development of numerical techniques and computer
software, mainly for the simulation of blood flow in arteries and in the
cardiovascular system in general. Details on the research activity of
the Chair on this subject (and others) may be found at

The following pre-requisites are compulsorily required for the position

A sound knowledge of numerical analysis and computational
techniques. In particular, the finite element method and numerical
schemes for the solution Navier-Stokes equations.
Excellent programming skills in FORTRAN and C++.

The candidate should have a Doctoral Degree in Applied Mathematics,
Physics or Engineering and demonstrate to have a strong academic
curriculum on numerical analysis and computational methods. The
knowledge of the French language is not a pre-requisite, but it is
welcomed. Candidates should send a detailed CV to the following address

Luca Formaggia
CH-1015 Lausanne

indicating possible references.

The candidate will be employed full-time for a period of 24 months. The
position is open from December 2001. The salary level will depend on the
candidate experience, in accordance to EPFL internal rules.


From: Peter Coveney <>
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2001 20:40:15 +0100
Subject: Positions at RealityGrid, University of London

I would like to make an announcement about RealityGrid, a very large grant
which has just been awarded to a consortium of universities and collaborating
institutions under the U.K. government's new initiative on e-science.
RealityGrid aims to grid-enable the realistic modelling and simulation of
complex condensed matter structures at the meso and nanoscale levels as well
as the discovery of new materials. The project also involves applications in
bioinformatics and its long term ambition is to provide generic technology
for grid based scientific, medical and commercial activities.

I would like to advertise a few of the positions only here. Although
several others are relevant to NA-Digest, the present advertisement
contains a URL to the dedicated website to which people
may go for full details on all available posts.

Many thanks.
Peter Coveney

1. Computational steering and molecular dynamics, ref: QM/01
2. Lattice-based mesoscopic methods for soft condensed matter, ref: QM/02
3. Multiscale modelling and simulation, ref: QM/03
4. Bioinformatics: Atomistic simulations of immunological molecules, ref: QM/04
5. Complex fluids modelling, ref: QM/06
6. Facilities director: Combinatorial materials science, ref: QM/05
7. Computing officer, ref: QM/07


From: Michael Shub <>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 10:52:22 -0400
Subject: Contents, Foundations of Computational Mathematics

Table of contents of Foundations of Computational Mathematics

Volume 1 - Number 1, 2001

Mike Shub
Peter J. Olver
Joint Invariant Signatures
B. Cano, A. M. Stuart, E. S=FCli, J. O. Warren
Stiff Oscillatory Systems, Delta Jumps and White Noise
J. Demmel, B. Diament, G. Malajovich
On the Complexity of Computing Error Bounds

Volume 1 - Number 2, 2001
A. Iserles
On Cayley-Transform Methods for the Discretization of Lie-Group Equations
T. Y. Li, Xing Li
Finding Mixed Cells in the Mixed Volume Computation
Michael H. Freedman
Quantum Computation and the Localization of Modular Functors
J. V. Burke, A. S. Lewis, M. L. Overton
Optimal Stability and Eigenvalue Multiplicity

Volume 1 - Number 3, 2001
Levent Tun=E7el
Generalization of Primal - Dual Interior-Point Methods to Convex
Optimization Problems in Conic Form
Piotr Zgliczynski, Konstantin Mischaikow
Rigorous Numerics for Partial Differential Equations: The Kuramoto -
Sivashinsky Equation
Dima Grigoriev
Approximation and Complexity: Liouvillean-Type Theorems for Linear
Differential Equations on an Interval
H. Z. Munthe-Kaas, G. R. W. Quispel, A. Zanna
Generalized Polar Decompositions on Lie Groups with Involutive
Michael H. Freedman, David A. Meyer
Projective Plane and Planar Quantum Codes


From: George Anastassiou <>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 15:50:46 -0500
Subject: Contents, Journal of Computational Analysis and Applications

Journal of Computational Analysis and Applications(Kluwer)
Volume 3,NO.4,2001.
Table of Contents

1)A general approach to dyadic periodic interpolation based on discrete
sigma-pi orthogonality,by Burkhard Lenze,271

2)On the uniform convergence of Kergin interpolation on the disk,
by Xue-Zhang Liang and Ming-Cai Liu,281

3)Average widths and optimal recovery of multivariate Besov classes in
the amalgams of Lq and lp,by Yanjie Jiang and Yongping Liu,301

4)Nonorthogonal wavelet packets with r scaling functions,
by Zhigang Feng and Gang Chen,317

5)Asymptotic approximation with a sequence of positive linear operators,
by Ulrich Abel and Mircea Ivan,331

6)A generalization of Ostrowski integral inequality for mappings whose
derivatives belong to L1[a,b] and applications in numerical integration,
by S.S.Dragomir,343

7)Approximation by algebraic polynomials on rectangles,by Gancho

8)Implicit solution of a two-dimensional parabolic inverse problem with
temperature overspecification,by Mehdi Dehghan,383

9)Discrete Jackson-type operators via a Boolean sum approach,
by Daniela Kacso,399


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