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From: Ute McCrory <>
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2002 12:18:32 +0200
Subject: New Book, Tutorials on Multiresolution in Geometric Modelling

Iske, Armin, Quak, Eward, Floater, Michael, S. (Eds.):

Tutorials on Multiresolution in Geometric Modelling
Summer School Lecture Notes

Springer Verlag 2002. XI, 421 pp. 172 figs., 4 in color. Hardcover, ISBN
Available. Recommended Retail Price: EUR 59,95

Multiresolution methods in geometric modelling are concerned with the
generation, representation, and manipulation of geometric objects at several
levels of detail. Applications include fast visualization and rendering as
well as coding, compression and digital transmission of 3D geometric
This book is based on thirteen tutorials presented during the European
Summer School "Principles of Multiresolution in Geometric Modelling", held
at the Munich University of Technology, Germany, during August 22-30, 2001.
The book covers: subdivision; wavelets; scattered data modelling; and coding
and data structures.
The tutorials are designed to be introductory in character, and include
supporting exercises.


For further information and orders please go to, "Find all Math Books".


From: Luca Pavarino <>
Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2002 09:41:24 +0200 (MET DST)
Subject: New Book, Recent Developments in Domain Decomposition Methods

Editors: Luca F. Pavarino (Univ. of Milan, Italy)
Andrea Toselli (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Springer, Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering 23
ISBN 3-540-43413-5

The main goal of this book is to provide an overview of some of
the most recent developments in the field of Domain Decomposition
Methods. Domain Decomposition relates to the construction of
preconditioners for the large algebraic systems of equations which
often arise in applications, by solving smaller instances of the
same problem. The resulting methods are among the most successful
parallel solvers for many large scale problems in computational
science and engineering. It also relates to the construction of
approximation methods built from different discretizations in
different subdomains. The papers in this collection reflect some
of the most active research areas in Domain Decomposition, such as
novel FETI, Neumann-Neumann, Overlapping Schwarz and Mortar methods.


From: Andy Deelen <>
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2002 12:30:41 +0100
Subject: Two New Books from Elsevier

Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and their Applications. College de
France Seminar Volume XIV, edited by Doina Cioranescu and Jacques-Louis
Lions, 2002, (Studies in Mathematics and its Applications, Volume 31), ISBN:
0-444-51103-2, hardbound, 654 pages, EUR 135 / US$ 135

This book contains the written versions of lectures delivered since 1997 in
the well-known weekly seminar on Applied Mathematics at the College de
France in Paris, directed by Jacques-Louis Lions. It is the 14th and last of
the series, due to the recent and untimely death of Professor Lions.
The texts in this volume deal mostly with various aspects of the theory of
nonlinear partial differential equations. They present both theoretical and
applied results in many fields of growing importance such as Calculus of
variations and optimal control, optimization, system theory and control,
operations research, fluids and continuum mechanics, nonlinear dynamics,
meteorology and climate, homogenization and material science, numerical
analysis and scientific computations
The book is of interest to everyone from postgraduate, who wishes to follow
the most recent progress in these fields.

Mathematical Elasticity. Volume III, Theory of Shells, by Philippe G.
Ciarlet (Studies in Mathematics and its Applications, Volume 29), 2002,
hardbound, 666 pages, EUR 102 / US$ 102

Special discount price: EUR/US$ 71.40 - OFFER VALID UNTIL 1 NOVEMBER 2002

Please contact Andy Deelen at Elsevier ( for a special
order form for this book.

The objective of Volume III is to lay down the proper mathematical
foundations of the two-dimensional theory of shells. To this end, it
provides, without any recourse to any a priori assumptions of a geometrical
or mechanical nature, a mathematical justification of two-dimensional
nonlinear and linear shell theories, by means of asymptotic methods, with
the thickness as the "small" parameter.


From: Xianyou Li <>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 13:45:12 -0700
Subject: Special Issue of Journal of VLSI Signal Processing


Dramatic advances in genome research (i.e., the sequencing of the human
genome and DNA microarray/gene chip technology) in recent years have
produced huge volumes of data, offering great potential for diagnosis of
disease and drug discovery. The acquisition, storage, analysis, and
visualization of these abundant data require the state of the art computing
techniques and thus give rise to many challenging problems. They also offer
exciting opportunities for the design of new signal/image processing
theories and algorithms. Signal processing techniques have been playing an
important role in this cross-disciplinary area of bioinformatics, with
significant impact on the science of bio-medical imaging and diagnosis of

We invite submission of manuscripts that address the state of the art of
genomic data analysis using novel signal/image processing approaches.
The instruction for authors is available at the journal's website
( Authors intending to submit
articles are encouraged to discuss their submissions with the Guest Editors.


Yu-Ping Wang, PhD.
Advanced Digital Imaging Research LLC.
2450 South Shore Blvd. Suite 305
League City, TX 77573
Phone: 281-535-1889 ext. 428
Fax: 281-538-7596

Yu Heng Hu, Professor
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engr.
Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1691
Phone: 608-262-6724
Fax: 608-262-1267


From: Peter Matus <>
Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2002 14:44:30 +0300
Subject: Special Issue of CMAM in Honor of Raytcho Lazarov

Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics:
Special issue in honor of Raytcho Lazarov

The journal "Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics"
( is pleased to announce a special issue in honor
of Professor Raytcho Lazarov in recognition of his many important
contributions to computational mathematics and on occasion of his 60-th

We solicit papers for the special issue within the scope of CMAM or research
interests of Raytcho Lazarov.

Papers for submission should be sent to any of the four guest editors, and
will be subject to normal refereeing procedures according to CMAM standards:

Prof. M.Dryja

Prof. B.Jovanovic

Prof. O.Iliev

Prof. V.Makarov

The deadline for submission of papers is December 1, 2002.


From: ICCS Conference Secretary <>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 15:16:17 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: International Conference on Computational Science

June 2-4 2003

A Bi-location event:
Melbourne (Australia) AND St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)

After the successful ICCS conferences in San Francisco and Amsterdam we
are now organizing ICCS 2003.


This is the first call for Papers and Event Proposals for the ICCS 2003

Important Dates

- November 1, 2002 Deadline Workshop Proposals
- December 10, 2002 Deadline Paper Submission Conference
- January 17, 2003 Programme committee meets and decides on acceptance
- February 1, 2003 Notification to Authors
- February 15, 2003 Revised versions of accepted papers
- February 15, 2003 Final versions of Workshop Papers
- March 1, 2003 Camera ready papers (conf. and workshop)
- June 2-4, 2003 Conference at bi-location Melbourne and St. Petersburg

Topics of Interest

The ICCS conference will, among other topics, concentrate on (in no
particular order):

* Complex Systems: Modelling and Simulation
* Hybrid Computational Methods
* Grid Computing
* Data Mining and Information Retrieval
* Web- and grid based Simulation and Computing
* Parallel and Distributed Computing
* Visualization and Virtual Reality
* New large scale simulation application areas:
* Finance
* Economics
* Biology
* Chemistry
* Risk Analyses
* New Algorithmic approaches to existing application area's, e.g.:
* Weather and Climate Forecasting and Modelling
* Connectionist Modelling
* Fuzzy Logic
* Reliability Engineering
* Digital Imaging
* Scientific Computing
* Advanced Numerical Algorithms
* Problem Solving Environments (including: Software Component Technology)
* Education in Computational Science


ICCS Steering Group:
Peter Sloot (Universiteit van Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Jack Dongarra (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)

Conference Chairs:
David Abramson (Monash University, Australia)
Alexander Bogdanov (IHPCDB, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation)

Programme committee chairs
Chair: Albert Zomaya (University of Sydney, Australia)
Co-Chair: Yuri Gorbachev (IHPCDB, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation)


From: Christian Gout <>
Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2002 11:29:40 +0200
Subject: Conference in Cancun on Multivariate Approximation

Third International Conference on
Multivariate Approximation: Theory and Applications
at Cancun, Mexico April 24-29, 2003.



The meeting will focus on various aspects of multivariate approximation.

This includes
- interpolation and approximation methods using splines, wavelets,
radial basis functions, orthogonal polynomials, etc...
- Mathematical imaging,
- Computer Mechanics Design...

as well as various applications in
scattered data fitting, terrain modelling, meteorology, hydrology,
surfaces offsets, subdivision surfaces, image processing, robotics,
trajectory prediction, solid modelling, curve and surface fitting, CAGD, etc


From: Marcin Paprzycki <>
Date: Sat, 6 Jul 2002 01:02:12 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Conference in Romania on Applied Mathematics

October 10-13, 2002
Baia Mare and Borsa, Romania

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
North University of Baia Mare
Maramures Branch of Romanian Mathematical Society

Phone: +40-62-427466
Fax: +40-62-275368

The third International Conference on Applied Mathematics (icam3)
follows a successful first and second ICAM organized in Baia Mare during
October 1998 and 2000 repectively, this ones following a very successful
anniversary international conference organized in October 1996 at North
University of Baia Mare and another international conference, PAMM-135,
organized in October 2001 in Baia Mare and Borsa. At this stage educators
and researchers interested in attending the conference(either presenting a
paper or not) should send a message to the organizing committee containg
their name, address, fax number and E-mail. Further details and
announcements will be sent to those responding to this call.


Chairman: Vasile Berinde

Members: Laszlo Balogh Costica Mustata
Marin Bancos Ion Pavaloiu
Dan Barbosu Maria S. Pop
Iulian Coroian Nicolae Pop
Ovidiu Cozma Huba Sass=20
Lacrimioara Iancu Ioana Tascu
Gabriella Kovacs Ioana Zelina
Lidia Kozma Adina Pop

Professor Dr. Vasile BERINDE
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Faculty of Sciences North University of Baia Mare
Victoriei 76, RO- 4800 BAIA MARE


From: Alex Povitsky <povitsky@ME.Concordia.CA>
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2002 15:59:59 -0400
Subject: Mini-symposium in San Diego on CFD in Nanotechnology

I plan to organize mini-simphosium named "CFD in nano-technology" in frame of
the SIAM 3rd Computational Scence Conference in San-Diego, 10-13 February 2003.
If you are interested, please send me the title and abstract of your

Alex Povitsky,


From: Luc Giraud <>
Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2002 14:21:52 +0200
Subject: Postdoctoral Positions at CERFACS

Two post-doc positions are open in the Parallel Algorithm
Project led by Iain Duff at CERFACS.
We are looking for candidates at post-doc level with interest,
motivation and background in both numerical analysis and numerical
computing. Experience in high performance computing and mathematics
(with publications) is required.

The candidates will work on one of the following topics:
- sparse linear solvers for large linear systems
(direct/iterative/hybrid solvers)
- optimization - data assimilation
- homotopic perturbation

The deadline for submitting the applications is: August 31st 2002.

A successful candidate could start at any time after selection. We would
hope that the candidate could start no later than October 1st 2002.

For detailed information about the Parallel Algorithms Project at CERFACS
URL address :
For more information about Toulouse, the city where CERFACS is located
URL address :
For information on the application procedure
URL address :

Please send your application by email to and


From: Petros Koumoutsakos <>
Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2002 10:18:09 +0200
Subject: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at ETH Zurich

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Computational Laboratory (CoLab)
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

The CoLab Postdoctoral Program is envisioned as a core of researchers
conducting computational research on topics within the research goals of the

Current research focus areas include : Machine Learning Algorithms and
Multiscale Computational Methods as applied to Cell Biology, Bioinformatics
and Materials Science.

We encourage applications via e-mail in electronic format (PDF, Word).
Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:

Dr. Sabine Attinger
CoLab Scientific Coordinator
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
ETH Zentrum
8092 Zurich, Switzerland

Tel : +41 1 632 2920

For further information please visit:


From: Brigitte Verdonk <>
Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2002 21:43:36 -0200 (GMT+2)
Subject: Doctoral and Postdoctoral Positions at the University of Antwerp

The numerical research team at the University of Antwerp (Belgium) is
currently hiring starting researchers (usually two times 2 years towards
the completion of a doctoral thesis) or experienced researchers (at most 3
times one year post-doctoral work) with interest in one of the following

- Pole curve detection using the multivariate qd-algorithm
- Shape reconstruction from moment information
- Reliable multiprecision library of some multivariate special functions
- Efficient adaptive sampling applied to multivariate rational models

More information on this subjects can be obtained from

Annie Cuyt ( or
Brigitte Verdonk (

or from our website at


From: Lester Ingber <>
Date: Fri, 5 Jul 2002 12:33:24 -0400
Subject: Financial Engineer Position

If you have very strong credentials for the position described below,
please email your resume to:

Lester Ingber <> Director R&D

Financial Engineer
A disciplined, quantitative, analytic individual proficient in
prototyping and coding (such as C/C++, Maple/Mathematica, or
Visual Basic, etc.) is sought for financial
engineering/risk:reward optimization research position with
established Florida hedge fund (over two decades in the
business and $1 billion in assets under management). A PhD in a
mathematical science, such as physics, statistics, math, or
computer-science, is preferred. Hands-on experience in the
financial industry is required. Emphasis is on applying
state-of-the-art methods to financial time-series of various
frequencies. Ability to work with a team to transform
ideas/models into robust, intelligible code is key. Salary:
commensurate with experience, with bonuses tied to the
individual's and the firm's performance.

All available information is posted on


From: Hans Schneider <>
Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2002 21:10:58 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Contents, Linear Algebra and its Applications

Linear Algebra and its Applications Volumes 351-352
Pages 1-826 (15 August 2002)

Fourth special issue on linear systems and control


Fourth special issue on linear systems and control, Pages 1-9
V. D. Blondel, D. Hinrichsen, J. Rosenthal and P. Van Dooren

Statistical learning methods in linear algebra and control problems: the
example of finite-time control of uncertain linear systems, Pages 11-26
C. T. Abdallah, F. Amato, M. Ariola, P. Dorato and V. Koltchinskii

Two-sided residue interpolation in matrix H2 spaces with symmetries:
conformal conjugate involutions, Pages 27-68
D. Alpay, V. Bolotnikov and L. Rodman

Feedback invariants of restrictions and quotients: series connected systems,
Pages 69-89
I. Baragana and I. Zaballa

The presence of a zero in an integer linear recurrent sequence is NP-hard to
decide, Pages 91-98
Vincent D. Blondel and Natacha Portier

Can spectral value sets of Toeplitz band matrices jump?, Pages 99-116
A. Bottcher and S. M. Grudsky

Two numerical methods for optimizing matrix stability, Pages 117-145
James V. Burke, Adrian S. Lewis and Michael L. Overton

Existence and uniqueness of solutions for a class of piecewise linear
dynamical systems, Pages 147-184
M. K. Camlibel and J. M. Schumacher

State-feedback H[infin]-type control of linear systems with time-varying
parameter uncertainty, Pages 185-210
Tobias Damm

Counterexamples to pole placement by static output feedback, Pages 211-218
A. Eremenko and A. Gabrielov

Silverman algorithm and the structure of discrete-time stochastic systems,
Pages 219-242
Augusto Ferrante, Giorgio Picci and Stefano Pinzoni

A survey of nonsymmetric Riccati equations, Pages 243-270
Gerhard Freiling

H[infin]-control of linear state-delay descriptor systems: an LMI approach,
Pages 271-302
E. Fridman and U. Shaked

A study of behaviors, Pages 303-380
P. A. Fuhrmann

Real and complex stability radii of polynomial matrices, Pages 381-410
Y. Genin, R. tefan and P. Van Dooren

On minimal degree simultaneous pole assignment problems, Pages 411-433
B. K. Ghosh and X. A. Wang

More on pseudospectra for polynomial eigenvalue problems and applications in
control theory, Pages 435-453
Nicholas J. Higham and Francoise Tisseur

Detecting a definite Hermitian pair and a hyperbolic or elliptic quadratic
eigenvalue problem, and associated nearness problems, Pages 455-474
Nicholas J. Higham, Francoise Tisseur and Paul M. Van Dooren

Hybrid static output feedback stabilization of second-order linear
time-invariant systems, Pages 475-485
Bo Hu, Guisheng Zhai and Anthony N. Michel

A constrained approximation problem arising in parameter identification,
Pages 487-500
Birgit Jacob, Juliette Leblond, Jean-Paul Marmorat and Jonathan R. Partington

Root counting, phase unwrapping, stability and stabilization of discrete time
systems, Pages 501-518
L. H. Keel and S. P. Bhattacharyya

Rosenbrock models and their homotopy equivalence, Pages 519-532
Vakhtang Lomadze

Grobner basis solutions of constrained interpolation problems, Pages 533-551
Henry O'Keeffe and Patrick Fitzpatrick

Minimal nonsquare spectral factors, Pages 553-565
M. A. Petersen and A. C. M. Ran

Nonsquare spectral factors via factorizations of a unitary function,
Pages 567-583
M. A. Petersen and A. C. M. Ran

On the geometry of the set of controllability subspaces of a pair (A,B),
Pages 585-599
F. Puerta and X. Puerta

A cellular decomposition of the manifold of observable conditioned invariant
subspaces, Pages 601-621
F. Puerta, X. Puerta and I. Zaballa

Output feedback invariants, Pages 623-637
M. S. Ravi, Joachim Rosenthal and Uwe Helmke

Structured finite-dimensional controller design by convex optimization,
Pages 639-669
Carsten W. Scherer

The Sylvester equation and approximate balanced reduction, Pages 671-700
D. C. Sorensen and A. C. Antoulas

Canonical forms and parameter identification problems in perspective systems,
Pages 701-717
Satoru Takahashi and Bijoy K. Ghosh

On some special features which are peculiar to discrete time behaviors with
trajectories on , Pages 719-737
Maria Elena Valcher

Module theoretic approach to controllability of convolutional systems,
Pages 739-759
Paolo Vettori and Sandro Zampieri

Key problems in the extension of module-behaviour duality, Pages 761-798
Jeffrey Wood

Poles, zeros, and sheaf cohomology, Pages 799-807
Bostwick F. Wyman

A simple state-space design of an interactor for a non-square system via
system matrix pencil approach, Pages 809-823
wXin Xin and Tsutomu Mita

Author index, Pages 825-826


From: Nina Shokina <>
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2002 19:09:40 +0700
Subject: Contents, Journal of Computational Technologies

Contents of Journal "Computational Technologies"
2002 Volume 7 Number 1

S.N. Avdeenko, V.V. Dombrovsky
Using generalized interval arithmetic for analysis of finance operation

D. Akume, G.-W. Weber
Cluster algorithms: theory and methods

E.A. Bondarev, V.V. Popov
Dynamics of hydrate formation during gas production

O.B. Bocharov, I.G. Telegin
Experimental investigation of some difference schemes at conjugation of
different models of two-phase fluid filtration

S.K. Buruchenko
Smooth particle hydrodynamics: some results

A.O. Vatulyan, O.V. Kovalev, A.N. Soloviev
New method of boundary integral equations in boundary value problems for
elliptical operators and its numerical realization

A.F. Voevodin, O.N. Goncharova
Method for numerical investigation of 2D convection problems on the
basis of splitting into physical processes

B.S. Dobronets, E.L. Roshchina
Applications of interval sensitivity analysis

St. Kracmar
Channel flows and steady variational inequalities of the Navier-Stokes

V.I. Pinchukov
On implicit absolutely stable fourth order Runge-Kutta schemes

A.D. Rychkov, N.Yu. Shokina
Numerical modeling of gas-dynamic processes in airbag combustion chamber

V.V. Chervov
Numerical modeling of three-dimensional problems on convection in Earth
mantle with application of vorticity and vector potential


From: Do Y. Kwak <>
Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2002 13:20:04 +0900
Subject: Contents, Journal of KSIAM

Contents of J. of KSIAM
Volume 6, Number 1, 2002

Relationships Among Characteristic Finite Element Methods for
Advection-Diffusion Problems
Zhangxin Chen ... 1

An Approximation of the Hankel Transform for Absolutely Continuous Mappings
N.M. Dragomir, S.S. Dragomir, M. Gu, X. Gan and R. White .... 17

An Approximation of the Fourier Sine Transform via Gr ss Type
Inequalities and Applications for Electrical Circuits
S.S. Dragomir and A. Kalam.... 33

Decoding of lexicodes
D.G.Kim.... 47

Branched Singularities of Harmonic Maps
Heayong Shin.... 53

A Note on Energy Minimizing Map on Manifold with Isolated Peaks
Heayong Shin ...... 59

Symmetric Duality for a Class of Nondifferentiable Variational Problems with
Won Jung Lee .... 67

Existence of Solutions of Fuzzy Delay Differential Equations with
Nonlocal Condition
K.Balachandran and P.Prakash.... 81

Scaling Methods for Quasi-Newton Methods
Issam A.R. Moghrabi ..... 91

The orphan structure of BCH(3,m) code
Geum-sug Hwang .... 109


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