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From: Koen Engelborghs <Koen.Engelborghs@cs.kuleuven.ac.be>

Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2001 11:09:25 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: MATLAB Package for Bifurcation Analysis of DDEs**

Dear NA-reader,

We would like to announce the availability of DDE-BIFTOOL v. 2.00.

DDE-BIFTOOL is a Matlab package for the bifurcation analysis of

delay differential equations. It supports continuation and stability

analysis of steady states and periodic orbits.

The second version now also supports the computation of connecting

orbits (both homoclinic and heteroclinic solutions) and the analysis

of state-dependent delay equations, where the delay is a function of

the state.

More information about how to obtain the package, and an extended

manual, can be found on

http://www.cs.kuleuven.ac.be/~koen/delay/ddebiftool.shtml

With kind regards,

Koen Engelborghs, Tatyana Luzyanina, Giovanni Samaey

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From: Lutz Laemmer <laemmer@prostep.de>

Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 09:17:16 +0100

**Subject: Conference in Prague on Computational Structures Technology**

The Sixth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology

Prague, Czech Republic 4-6 September 2002

in association with the Czech Technical University in Prague and

sponsored by the International Journal of Computers & Structures

Call for Papers

Topics

The themes for this conference will include: Structural Analysis and

Design - Non-Linear Analysis - Dynamic Analysis - Finite Element

Analysis - Boundary Element Analysis - Computer Aided Design -

Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization - Structural Re-analysis &

Sensitivity Analysis - Geomaterials - Plates and Shells - Structural

Modelling - Micro-Mechanics Models - Damage Identification - Material

Models - Reliability Problems - Software Standards and Quality Control

- Adaptivity - Mesh Generation - Shape and Topology Optimization -

Visualization and Graphics - Impact and Contact Simulations - Post and

Pre Processing - Smart Structures - Multi and Inter-Disciplinary

Optimization - Composite Materials and Structures - Fracture and

Fatigue - Brittle Materials - Eigensolvers - Education - Coupled

Problems - Soil-Structure Interaction - Fluid-Structure Interaction -

Simulation - Integration of CST and CFD - Inverse Problems - FEM in

Design - Implementation of Computational Procedures.

Papers concerned with the following aspects of structural engineering

computation are particularly relevant to the conference: Parallel

Processing - Use of High Performance Computer Architectures -

Supercomputing - Domain Decomposition and Partitioning - MIMD

Architectures - Distributed Computing and Networking - Artificial

Intelligence and Knowledge-Based Systems - Novel Software Tools and

Development Environments - Virtual Reality - Algorithms for

Vectorization and Parallelisation - Genetic Algorithms - Neural Networks

- Object Oriented Methods - Solution Procedures for Large Scale

Problems - Hardware and Software developments for HPC - WWW

Applications - Computational Intelligence - Evolutionary Processes

The conference runs concurrently with the Third International Conference

on Engineering Computational Technology. Participants may attend

sessions from either conference.

Submission of Papers

Papers are invited on all aspects of computational structures technology.

Conference Venue

The conference venue is the faculty of engineering of the Czech

Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic.

More details can be found at

http://www.civil-comp.com/conf/

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From: Jerzy Wasniewski <unijw@unidhp1.uni-c.dk>

Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 11:45:36 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: Session at PARA on Hierarchical Memory Optimization**

Session on

"Numerical Algorithms with

Hierarchical Memory Optimization"

to be held in conjunction with the

PARA'02 Conference on

Applied Parallel Computing

June 15 -- 18, 2002

Dipoli Congress Centre

Espoo, Finland

http://www.csc.fi/para2002/

A limited number of contributed, either 20 or 30 minutes

talks will be selected for this session. Extended abstracts

no more than two pages should be sent to me before January

25, 2002. The text can be in Latex, Postscript, PDF or pure

ASCII. The acceptance of the extended abstract will be send

no later than February 5, 2002. After acceptance, full

papers, from 6 to 10 pages, formatted according to the rules

of the PARA'02 and the LNCS, in order to be published in the

PARA'02 proceedings, should be sent to me before March 5,

2002. The style files for the LNCS can be found at

http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html

Summary, Important Dates and Notes:

January 25, 2002 -- Extended abstracts

February 5, 2002 -- Acceptance for the presentation

March 5, 2002 -- Paper Submission (full papers, see above)

March 18, 2002 -- Camera Ready Papers

April 30, 2002 -- Pre-registration

June 15-18, 2002 -- PARA'02 Conference

The Extended Abstracts and the papers of this Session

should be sent to me

jerzy.wasniewski@uni-c.dk

The payments, registration, hotel reservation and other

conference matters should be managed according to the

PARA'02 roles, see the PARA'02 web address

http://www.csc.fi/para2002/.

The organizer of the Session:

Jerzy Wasniewski

UNI-C, Danish IT Center

for Education and Research

Danish Technical University

Lyngby, Denmark

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From: Victorio Sonzogni <sonzogni@intec.unl.edu.ar>

Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 16:08:57 -0300

**Subject: South American Congress on Computational Mechanics**

The Argentinean Association for Computational Mechanics (AMCA)

and the Brazilian Association for Computational Mechanics (ABMEC)

announce the

MECOM 2002

First South American Congress on Computational Mechanics,

together with the

Terceiro Congresso Brasileiro de Mec=E2nica Computacional

and the

S=E9ptimo Congreso Argentino de Mec=E1nica Computacional,

which will be held in the cities of Santa Fe and Paran=E1, Argentina,

on October 28-31, 2002.

Website: http://venus.ceride.gov.ar/mecom2002

The Argentinean Association for Computational Mechanics (AMCA) was

created during the first MECOM Congress, which took place in 1985 in

Santa Fe-Paran=E1. Repeating the success of this first MECOM, subsequent

congresses were held in C=F3rdoba (1988), Santa Fe-Paran=E1 (1991),

Tucum=E1n (1996) and Mendoza (1999).

On the other hand, the Brazilian Association for Computational

Mechanics (ABMEC) was created in 1999. The first ABMEC Congress

was held in Rio de Janeiro in 2000, and the second one in Campinas,

in 2001.

Both Associations decided to share the organization of MECOM'2002 as

the First South American Congress on Computational Mechanics, which

will include the Terceiro Congresso Brasileiro de Mecanica Computacional

and the S=E9ptimo Congreso Argentino de Mecanica Computacional.

They also agreed on appointing the International Center for Computational

Methods in Engineering (CIMEC) as local organizer of the Congress.

* Conference Topics

Application of numerical methods in engineering problems,

including some topics as:

Fluid mechanics Algorithms and software development

Heat transfer Computational mathematics

Solid mechanics Mesh generation and error estimation

Structural analysis High performance computing

Multiphysics problems Innovative computational methods

Multiscale modeling Inverse problems and optimisation

Biomechanics Industrial applications

* Important Dates

Deadline for presenting a one-page abstract May 15, 2002

Acceptance of the paper June 30, 2002

Deadline for submitting the full length paper July 31, 2002

Deadline for early payment August 31, 2002

Congress October 28-31, 2002

* Informations

Congress website: http://venus.ceride.gov.ar/mecom2002

E-Mail: cimec@ceride.gov.ar

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From: Loa Nowina-Sapinski <loa@msri.org>

Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 15:12:16 -0800

**Subject: Symposium at MSRI on Meta-Analysis of Medical Data**

Statistical Challenges for Meta-Analysis of Medical and Health-Policy Data

May 9-11, 2002

A symposium at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley,

California

Organized by Joseph C. Cappelleri, Joseph Lau, Ingram Olkin, Diana Pettiti,

Drummond Rennie, and Donna Stroup

This symposium is designed to address current issues in meta-analysis.

There will be reports on four topics: meta-analysis for policy decisions,

publication bias, heterogeneity models, and equating of medical outcome

measures. In addition, there will be other topics related to the

methodology of meta-analysis or systematic reviews. Saturday afternoon

will be devoted to a special session on reporting of medical data in the

media. This will be a panel discussion with journalists and

epidemiologists and statisticians.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Abstracts for oral presentations or poster sessions

are invited on the above or related topics. The closing date for abstracts

is February 25, 2002. Abstracts of one to two pages in length may be

submitted electronically to meta@msri.org.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: The registration fee is $250 before March 15,

2002, and $400 thereafter. This fee may be adjusted or waived in special

cases. To pay the fee, please send a check made out to "MSRI" to

Meta-Analysis Symposium, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, 1000

Centennial Drive, #5070, Berkeley, CA 94720-5070. No credit cards

accepted, sorry.

For more information, and to register online, please see

http://zeta.msri.org/calendar/workshops/WorkshopInfo/198/show_workshop

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From: Loa Nowina-Sapinski <loa@msri.org>

Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 15:18:56 -0800

**Subject: Workshop at MSRI on Information Theory**

Information Theory

February 25, 2002 to March 1, 2002

A workshop at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley,

California

Organized by Elwyn Berlekamp, Joe Buhler, Dave Forney, Gadiel Seroussi,

Andy Viterbi, Sergio Verdu (chair) and Marcelo Weinberger

This workshop will focus on the exciting current developments in source and

channel coding, as well as such new areas in information theory as quantum

error correction and bioinformatics. Efforts will be made to expose some of

the topics at a level suitable for a broad audience of mathematicians,

computer scientists, and engineers. Computational and algorithmic themes

permeate this area and will figure prominently. There will be a discussion

of current open problems.

For more information and to register please see

http://zeta.msri.org/calendar/workshops/WorkshopInfo/194/show_workshop

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From: Wei Cai <wcai@uncc.edu>

Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 12:55:18 -0500

**Subject: Faculty Position at University of North Carolina at Charlotte**

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics invites applications for a tenure track

position at the Assistant Professor level in Computational Mathematics

beginning in August 2002.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree and demonstrated strength at research in

numerical analysis and a commitment to teaching. Preference will be given to

applicants with strong interdisciplinary research experience in developing

efficient algorithms to address computational problems arising in sciences

and engineering applications with potentials for external funding.

Send CV, at least three letters of recommendation, Statement of research and

teaching interests to Faculty Search Committee, Department of Mathematics,

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223.

Review of applications will begin on February 18, 2002.

AA/EOE Women and underrepresented minorities are urged to apply.

http://www.math.uncc.edu/employment

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From: Weimin Han <whan@math.uiowa.edu>

Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 13:01:51 -0600

**Subject: Visiting Faculty Positions at University of Iowa**

The Department of Mathematics of The University of Iowa invites

applications for two three-year visiting assistant professorships

starting with the 2002-03 academic year. Selection will be based

on research expertise and teaching ability. Preference will be

given to applicants whose scholarly activity is of particular

interest to members of the current faculty. A Ph.D. or equivalent

is required. The teaching load for these positions is three semester

courses per academic year. The salary for 2002-2003 will be $40,000

plus benefits.

Women and minority candidates are especially urged to apply for

the above positions.

Screening of applications will begin January 22, 2002. Applications

will be accepted until the positions are filled. To apply, send a

complete vita and have three letters of recommendation sent to:

Professor David Manderscheid, Chair

Department of Mathematics

The University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa 52242

The University of Iowa is an Equal Employment Opportunity and

Affirmative Action Employer.

For current information on the department, see the web page

http://www.math.uiowa.edu/

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From: Robert Numrich <rwn@msi.umn.edu>

Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 14:08:39 -0600

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute**

Research Associate

GS-685

Job Title: Research Associate 100% time

Department: Supercomputing Institute for Digital Simulation and Advanced

Computation

Position Description:

The University of Minnesota has received a grant from the Department of

Energy through its SCIDAC program. This grant is part of a large project

entitled "Center for Programming Models for Scalable Parallel Computing."

The Minnesota part of the project will develop software for parallel

algorithms based on Co-Array Fortran.

The person who holds this post-doctoral position will be responsible for

development of the software under the direction of the Principal

Investigator for the project.

Required academic:

Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, mathematics or computer science

Required experience:

Candidates should have three to five years of experience with high

performance scientific computing and a working knowledge of numerical linear

algebra.

Desired academic experience:

Experience with an object-oriented language, with Fortran 90, and with

parallel programming techniques.

To apply:

Please send resume and letter of interest to:

Ann Johns

johns@dtc.umn.edu

or by U. S. mail to:

Ann Johns

University of Minnesota

Supercomputing Institute

Suite 2051

1200 Washington Avenue South

inneapolis, MN 55415

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From: Dominique Chapelle <Dominique.Chapelle@inria.fr>

Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 14:28:20 +0100

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at INRIA-Rocquencourt**

The objective will be to participate in

- formulating a 3D continuum mechanics model for the cardiac muscle

contraction due to the electrical actuation;

- developing appropriate numerical (finite element) procedures for the

model;

- performing validations by comparing the results with experimental data

(collaborations with clinical teams).

This post-doc will be part of the INRIA collaborative research project

ICEMA: http://www-rocq.inria.fr/~frclemen/icema.html

The position is open for an initial duration of 12 months, starting in

early 2002.

Location:

INRIA-Rocquencourt (Paris area)

Requirements:

- Applicants should hold a PhD in numerical analysis or mechanical

engineering;

- Prior extensive experience with non-linear continuum/structural

mechanics and finite element development is essential.

Application:

Send CV, 2 most prominent publications and one (at least) letter of

recommendation to

D. Chapelle

INRIA-Rocquencourt

BP 105

78153 Le Chesnay Cedex, France

Or by email: Dominique.Chapelle@inria.fr

(to be used also for preliminary informal inquiries)

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From: Juergen Fuhrmann <fuhrmann@wias-berlin.de>

Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 18:09:11 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: Research Position at Weierstrass Institute, Berlin**

[http://www.wias-berlin.de/jobs/job02-1]

Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics

(WIAS)

in Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.

(Member of the Leibnitz Society (WGL))

The WIAS offers a position in the field of

"Numerical Simulation of Direct Methanol Fuel Cells (DMFC)"

in the Research Group

"Numerical Mathematics and Scientific Computing"

starting January 1, 2002, (Sign 02/1).

The applicant should have a strong background in numerical analysis

and scientific computing. Experience in numerical bifurcation

analysis, reaction-diffusion equations and the knowledge of one

programming language are welcome. These skills should be proven by a

successful diploma or master's thesis, publications, project

references or a successful PhD thesis.

The applicant is expected to carry out research in the field of

numerical simulation of direct -- methanol fuel cells (DMFC). This

includes development and implementation of numerical algorithms in the

context of an existing DMFC simulation code which is the result of a

joint project with the Forschungszentrum Julich. Besides the duties in

the application project, there will be opportunities to extend

theoretical knowledge. For applicants with master's or diploma degree,

this work is expected to result in a PhD thesis.

The position is limited to three years with optional extension up to

five years if the application project can be prolonged on the base of

successful results. The salary is according to the German BAT IIa/O

scale.

The Weierstrass Institute is an Equal Opportunity

Employer. Applications of qualified female candidates are particularly

encouraged.

Among equally qualified applicants, disabled candidates will be given

preference.

Applications with reference to the above signature containing

Curriculum Vitae, photocopies of certificates and a list of

publications should be submitted by December 12, 2001, or until the

position is filled to:

Prof. Dr. J. Sprekels,

Director of the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and

Stochastics in Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.

Mohrenstr. 39, D-10117 Berlin

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From: Raimondas Ciegis <Raimondas.Ciegis@fm.vtu.lt>

Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 14:24:52 +0200 (WET)

**Subject: Contents, Mathematical Modelling and Analysis**

Table of Contents: MATHEMATICAL MODELLING and ANALYSIS

Volume 6, Number 2, December 2001

Electronical edition: http://kipras.vtu.lt/rc/mma/

1. R. Baronas, F. Ivanauskas, M. Sapagovas

Numerical investigation of moisture movement in wood under isothermal

conditions......167

2. R. Ciegis, A. Stikonas, O. Stikoniene, O. Suboc

Stationary problems with nonlocal boundary conditions......178

3. T. Cirulis, O. Lietuvietis

Analysis of generalized multistep Adam's methods by degenerate matrix

method for ordinary differential equations......192

4. Ha. Gao, M.A.M. Lynch

A new model approximating $M/PH/1$ queuing systems during the transient

period......199

5. V.M. Goloviznin, T.P. Hynes, S.A. Karabasov

CABARET finite-difference schemes for one - dimensional Euler

equations......210

6. V. Gromak, G. Filipuk

The backlund transformations of the fifth Painleve equation and their

applications......221

7. G. Gromyko

On one effective difference scheme for the convection-diffusion

problem......231

8. G. Gudynas

On representation formula for solutions of Hamilton-Jacobi equations for

some types of initial conditions......241

9. J. Jegorov, A. Buikis

Application of the conservative averaging for the filtration problem with

large velocity......251

10. H. Kalis, A. Lasis

Simple algorithms for calculation of the axial-symmetric heat transport

problem in a cylinder......262

11. V. Korzyuk

The Goursat problem for hyperbolic linear third order equations..270

12. A. Mandrik

The method of dual integral equations for analysis of heat transfer

processes......280

13. A.P. Matus, P.P. Matus

The maximum principle and its application for the analysis of difference

schemes......289

14. V.N. Melnik

Phase transition and hysteresis analysis for shape memory alloy

applications......300

15. P. Oja, M. Tarang

Stability of piecewise polynomial collocation for Volterra

integro-differential equations......310

16. S. Sytova

On numerical methods for one problem of mixed type......321

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

Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 10:55:45 +0200 (IST)

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

Contents

Volume 8 (2001) of ELA - The ELECTRONIC Journal of LINEAR ALGEBRA

1. Jason J. Molitierno and Michael Neumann, The algebraic connectivity of

two trees connected by an edge of infinite weight, pp. 1-13.

2. Zhaosheng Feng, Algebraic curve solution for second-order polynomial

autonomous systems, pp. 14-25.

3. Vladimir Bolotnikov, Chi-Kwong Li and Leiba Rodman, Minimal distortion

problems for classes of unitary matrices, pp. 26-46.

4. Henryk A. Jedrzejec and Zbigniew I. Woznicki, On properties of some

matrix splittings, pp. 47-52.

5. Zbigniew I. Woznicki, Basic comparison theorems for weak and weaker

matrix splittings, pp. 53-59.

6. Dragomir Z. Djokovic and Peter W. Tingley, Natural group actions on

tensor products of three real vector spaces with finitely many orbits, pp.

60-82.

7. Yimin Wei and Hebing Wu, Additional results on index splittings for

Drazin inverse solutions of singular linear systems, pp. 83-93.

8. Stephen Kirkland, An upper bound on algebraic connectivity of graphs

with many cutpoints, pp. 94-109.

9. Cindy Knudsen and Judith J. McDonald, A note on the convexity of the

realizable set of eigenvalues for nonnegative symmetric matrices, pp.

110-114.

10. Yongge Tian and George P. H. Styan, How to establish universal

block-matrix factorizations, pp. 115-127.

11. Sukanta Pati, The third smallest eigenvalue of the Laplacian matrix,

pp. 128-139.

12. Naomi Shaked-Monderer, Minimal CP rank, pp. 140-157.

ELA's primary homepage is:

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)

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