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From: I. G. Graham <>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 15:30:30 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Meeting at Bath of UK and Republic of Ireland SIAM Section

UK and Republic of Ireland SIAM Section

Lecture Theatre 8West 2.1
University of Bath
Friday 10th January, 2003

The SIAM UKRoI Section is pleased to invite you to attend this
meeting which will be held on the campus of the University of Bath.
The meeting is open to all interested persons. There is no
registration fee, but attendees are asked to pay the cost of their
lunch and refreshments. To help with our planning, if you wish to
attend, we would ask you let us know at your earliest convenience
AND BY 3rd JANUARY ANY CASE, either by email or by returning the
reply slip found at the web page


H. Byrne, University of Nottingham,
Multiphase models of solid tumour growth

D.N. Arnold, University of Minnesota, USA,
Differential complexes in numerical analysis

J.F. Toland, University of Bath,
Global Real-analytic bifurcation theory and its use in Stokes-wave theory

J. Billingham, University of Birmingham,
Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Ph. Toint, University of Namur, Belgium,
The filter idea and its application to nonlinear equations and
nonlinear least-squares

Registration is free, but the fee for lunch, morning and afternoon
tea and coffee, is =A313.00. Please register by email to or by completing the reply slip and returning
to Mrs Ann Linfield, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University
of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK. Please make cheques payable to The
University of Bath and specify any special dietary requirements. The
last date for registering is January 3rd 2003, but it would be very
helpful if you could register, or at least communicate your intention
to register, by mid December 2002. (Cancellations: We will be happy
to provide refunds for cancellations provided they are received
before January 3rd 2003.)

For scientific or any other enquiries, please contact Professor Ivan
Graham, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath,
Bath BA2 7AY, Phone +44, 1225 826989. Email:

Futher details and hints on travelling to the meeting can be found on
the webpage


From: Yuri Senichenkov <>
Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 21:11:51 +0300
Subject: Conference in Saint Petersburg on Computer Modeling

Russian Federation Ministry of Education
Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University

4th annual conference "Computer Modeling- 2003"
and workshop "Virtual laboratories for Natural science disciplines"
24-28 June, 2003.
St. Petersburg, Russia

The 4th annual "Computer Modelling - 2003" conference
and workshop "Virtual laboratories for Natural science disciplines"
organized by St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
(former Polytechnic Institute by the Peter the Grate),
Computer Instruments in Education Journal ( ),
and international association ColoS ( )
is to be held 24-28, June 2003 at St.Petersburg Polytechnic University,
Distributed Computing and Networking
Department (

A preliminary program:

24-25, June. Computer modeling for schools and universities educators.
Workshop for educators.
26-28, June. Recent problems of Computer modeling.
Workshop for developers and users of tools for modeling and
simulation of complex dynamical systems.

The scientific program of conference will include following session:

Session 1.Computer models
Session 2.Mathematical models
Session 3.Tool for modelling and simulation of complex dynamical systems
Session 4.Computer modeling and education

The program of workshop will include following session:

Session 1.MVS and AnyLogic for beginners
Session 2.Native Tools for modelling and simulation of complex dynamical
Session 3.CoLoS' tools and virtual laboratories

The working languages of conference are Russian and English.

Post address: Department of Scientific and Technical Information (STI),
Polytechnicheskaj, 29, Polytechnic University,
195251, St. Petersburg, Russia.


From: Victor E. Malyshkin <>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 16:17:21 +0600 (NOVT)
Subject: Conference in Russia on Parallel Computing Technologies

Parallel Computing Technologies
Seventh International Conference
September 15-19, 2003
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

The Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical
Geophysics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Academgorodok,
Novosibirsk), State University of Nizhni Novgorod are jointly
organizing the Seventh International Conference on
be held in Nizhny Novgorod, September 15-19, 2003.

* All aspects of the applications of parallel computer systems
* General methods and tools for parallel solution of large-scale
* Fine-grain computation
* Languages, compilers, environment and software tools supporting
parallel processing
* Operating systems, scheduling, mapping, load balancing
* General architecture concepts, enabling technologies
* Performance measurement and analysis
* Teaching parallel processing.

Original manuscripts are solicited for the conference. The full
paper (not more then 15 pages in LNCS format) should be submitted by
January 20, 2003. An extended abstract (about 5-7 pages) is accepted
up to February 5, 2003. Only electronic submission of manuscripts
will be accepted

The Conference Proceedings is planned to be published as the
volume of the Springer Verlag LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science)
series and distributed at the Conference. Selected papers will be
published in special issue of the international journal on Future
Generation Computer System, Elsevier Science.

The official language of the Conference is English.

* Submission of the full paper: January 20, 2003
* Submission of the extended abstract: February 5, 2003
* Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2003
* Camera-ready version of the accepted paper: May 20, 2003

Phone: (+7) 3832-343-994 Fax: (+7) 3832-343-783
(+7) 3832-341-687 E-mail:
Web page:


From: Frank Dehne <>
Date: Sat, 21 Dec 2002 03:09:06 GMT
Subject: Conference in Montreal on Computational Science


Technical Session on
Coarse Grained Parallel Algorithms For Scientific Applications
at the
The 2003 International Conference on Computational Science
and its Applications (ICCSA 2003)

May 18, 2003 -- May 21, 2003
Montreal, Canada
Technical Session Web Site:

Conference web sites:


Parallel algorithms have become a standard tool for scientific
applications. Many hard scientific computations would be impossible to
perform without the use of parallel computers. This technical session
of ICCSA is dedicated to the design, implementation, and experimental
evaluation of coarse grained parallel algorithms for scientific

Topics of Interest include

- parallel algorithms in computational biochemistry
- parallel algorithms in scientific simulations
- parallel algorithms in computational fluid dynamics
- parallel algorithms in geographic information systems
- parallel algorithms in data intensive, external memory, applications
- parallel algorithms in data mining and on-line analytical processing

Session Chair
Frank Dehne,

Paper Submission

Please send a PDF file of your paper by email to Frank Dehne
(, subject "ICCSA submission".

E-mail address:

The submitted paper must be camera-ready and formatted according to
the rules of LNCS. See
for formatting information. Page limit: 10 pages max.

Important Dates
February 1, 2003: Deadline for paper submission.
February 13, 2003: Notification of acceptance.
February 28, 2003: Camera Ready Papers and Pre-registration.
May 18 -- 22, 2003: ICCSA 2003 Conference in Montreal, Canada.


The proceedings of the ICCSA Conference will be published in the
Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.
In addition, selected papers from this session will also be published
as a special issue of Algorithmica.

Contact Information

URL: (ICCSA N. American mirror) (ICCSA European mirror) (ICCSA European mirror) (ICCSA N. Americam mirror)


From: Sadok <>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 14:24:09 +0100
Subject: Seminar in Calais on Numerical Algorithms and Industrial Problems

The University of Littoral, announces:

The Fourth Seminar on Numerical Algorithms Applied to Industrial Problems
May 15-16, 2003. Calais, FRANCE

This conference will be a forum for the discussion and the presentation
of new developpements in numerical matrix analysis and applications in
industrial problems.


- Numerical linear algebra.
- Large sparse and dense linear systems.
- Applications to industrial problems.


- Iain DUFF, RAL Oxfordshire, UK.
- Gerard MEURANT, CEA Bruyeres le Chalet, FRANCE.
- Yousef SAAD, Universite du Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA.
- Henk VAN DER VORST, Universite D'Utrecht, NETHELANDS.
- Paul VAN DOOREN, Universite Catholique de Louvain, BELGIUM.


From: Andrew L Wendelborn <>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2002 12:01:47 +1030
Subject: Workshop in Melbourne on Java in Computational Science

Call For Papers
Held in conjunction with the
International Conference on Computational Science 2003 (ICCS 2003)
June 2 - 4, 2003
Melbourne, Australia

Workshop co-chairs
Andrew Wendelborn and Paul Coddington
(University of Adelaide)


The Java programming language is widely used for commercial
applications and in teaching programming, but its uptake in scientific
computing has been limited.

Advantages of Java include portability, modern object-oriented
technology, and in-built support for thread parallelism, although
there is a perception that it lacks performance relative to other

The purpose of this workshop is to enable, firstly, computational
scientists to report experiences in using Java for computational
science and high-performance computing, and secondly, researchers in
high-performance Java to share recent advances with the computational
science community. Topics will include applications, performance and
benchmarking, parallel computing, and supporting technologies.


This is a general call for papers about Java in Computational
Science. We invite papers involving the use of Java in developing and
supporting scientific applications. In addition, papers related to
advances in supporting technologies, such as Java compiler techniques
for high-performance computing, will be of interest.

Topics of interest for this workshop include but are not limited to:
o High-performance computing applications using Java;
o Performance issues and benchmarking;
o Advances in parallel and distributed programming using Java;
o Java tools in scientific applications (portals etc);
o Advances in Java technologies supporting HPC;
o Optimisation technologies;
o Problem Solving Environments;
o Visualization.


The two principal deadlines are:
6th January 2003: notify title and abstract to co-chairs *
13th January 2003: submission of final paper to co-chairs *

* please send to both because we will be on holidays at the time, and this will make it easier to respond to email.

For more information, see the workshop web site

Thank you.

Andrew Wendelborn (
Paul Coddington (


From: Roderick Melnik <>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 07:40:22 +0000
Subject: Workshop in Montreal on Wave Phenomena

Dear Colleagues,

The Workshop "Wave Phenomena in Physics and Engineering: New models,
Algorithms, and Applications" is organised in conjunction with the 2003
International Conference on Computational Science and its Applications
which will be held in Montreal, Canada, May 18-21, 2003.

Authors are kindly invited to submit a paper for the workshop. Accepted
papers will be published in the ICCSA2003 Proceedings in the Springer
Verlag LNCS series. In addition, the authors of selected papers will be
invited to submit their extended contributions to a special journal issue.

For detailed information, please visit the workshop website at

Or contact workshop organisers:

Roderick Melnik, University of Southern Denmark (
Alex Povitsky, Concordia University (


From: Weimin Han <>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2002 13:14:36 -0600
Subject: Faculty Positions at the University of Iowa

The Department of Mathematics of The University of Iowa
invites applications for the following positions:

1. Tenure-track assistant professorship, starting in
August 2003, in the area of computational and mathematical
biology, broadly defined. Selection will be based on
evidence of outstanding research accomplishments or
potential, and excellent teaching. A Ph.D. or equivalent
is required.

2. Two three-year visiting assistant professorships
starting in August 2003. These positions are open as to
research area but preference will be given to applicants
whose scholarly activity is of particular interest to
current faculty members. Selection will be based on
excellent research accomplishments or potential, and
excellent teaching. A Ph.D. or equivalent is required.
The teaching load for these positions is three semester
courses per academic year. The salary for 2003-2004 will
be $40,000 plus benefits.

3. One or more visiting positions for all or part of
the 2003-2004 academic year. Preference will be given to
applicants whose scholarly activity is of particular
interest to current faculty members. Selection will
be based on research expertise and teaching ability.
Assignment to rank will be commensurate with qualifications.
A Ph.D. or equivalent is required.

Women and minority candidates are especially urged to
apply for the above positions.

Screening of applications will begin January 21, 2003.
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


From: Tammy Kolda <>
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 08:16:12 -0800
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Sandia National Laboratories

Postdoctoral research position at Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is a world leader in large-scale parallel algorithms, software,
computer systems, and applications. Staff members work in a collaborative
and highly multidisciplinary environment solving some of the world's
most challenging computational problems.

Sandia National Laboratories invites highly motivated and talented
researchers in mathematics, computer science, computational science
and engineering to apply for a postdoctoral research position at
either of our two locations: Livermore, California or Albuquerque, New
Mexico. While all applicants will be considered, preference will be
given to those whose research is directly or indirectly related to the
computational solution of nonlinear equations.

Applicants must have (or soon have) a Ph.D. or equivalent experience
in mathematics, computer science or any related engineering or science
discipline. Applicants should also have either an educational
background or experience in computational science, numerical analysis,
and numerical software library development. Interest in large-scale
parallel and distributed scientific computing, experience with the C++
programming language, and the proven ability to work in a
collaborative research environment is desired.

Applicants should send a resume, a statement of research interests, and
the three letters of reference to:

Tamara G. Kolda
Sandia National Laboratories
P.O.Box 969, MS 9217
Livermore, CA 94551-0969

Electronic applications are encouraged.

All applications received before February 17, 2003 will receive full
consideration, and the position will remain open until filled.

Sandia National Labs is a U.S. Department of Energy multiprogram
laboratory, operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary
of Lockheed Martin Corporation, with locations in Albuquerque, NM and
Livermore, CA. U.S. Citizenship is normally required.


From: Adrian Sandu <>
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 23:29:08 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Michigan Tech University

Open postdoctoral position in data assimilation

A postdoctoral position in scientific computing is open at
Michigan Technological University. The focus is the development
of computational tools for data assimilation of atmospheric
chemistry measurements into comprehensive air pollution models.
This work is part of a larger project also involving University of Iowa,
Caltech, University of Washington, and NCAR.
The project web page is

The candidates should have a PhD in scientific computing or a related
field and an interest in data assimilation and inverse problems.
Experience with large scale models is a plus.
Please include with the application a brief cv and a list of publications.


Prof. Adrian Sandu
Department of Computer Science
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Dr, Houghton, MI 49931
Phone: (906) 487-2187, Email:


From: K. Steiner <>
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 08:17:54 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Research Position at Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics

Das Fraunhofer Institut fuer Techno- Und Wirtschaftsmathematik
in Kaiserslautern sucht ab sofort f=FCr die
Abteilung Str=F6mung in komplexen Strukturen
vorrangig promovierte

wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/innen

f=FCr die Arbeitsgebiete
- Algorithmen f=FCr komplexe Geometrien und Grenzfl=E4chen
(u.a. Lattice-Boltzmann Methoden, Level-Set-Methoden)
- Fuell- und Giessprozesse
- Virtuelles Materialdesign/Mikrostruktursimulation
- Strukturoptimierung und Bauteildesign

Erfahrungen im Bereich der Modellierung str=F6mungsdynamischer Prozesse
und der numerische L=F6sung partieller Differntialgleichungen sind von Vorteil.
Gute Programmierkenntnisse vorzugsweise in C/C++ und werden erwartet.

Wenn Sie die L=F6sung interessanter Probleme aus der Industrie
reizt, und Sie mit mathematischer Modellierung und Simulation
bishin zur Umsetzung in anwenderfreundliche Software vertraut sind,
sollten sie mit uns Kontakt aufnehmen.
Das ITWM versteht Mathematik als zentrale Schl=FCsseltechnologie und
bietet eine abwechselungsreiche Taetigkeit in einem Team
von Mathematikern/innen, Informatikern/innen, Physikern/innen und Ingenieuren.

Die Stellen sind zunaechst befristet. Die Aussicht auf eine Umwandlung in
eine Dauerstelle besteht. Anstellung, Verguetung und Sozialleistungen erfolgen
in Anlehnung an den Bundes-Angestelltentarif (BAT).

Anfragen und Bewerbungen richten Sie bitte an:
Fraunhofer Institut fuer Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik
Dr. Konrad Steiner
67663 Kaiserslautern

Weitere Information finden Sie unter:


From: I. N. Konshin <>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 19:05:39 +0300
Subject: Contents, Journal of Numerical Mathematics

Vol.10, No.4, 2002, pp.249-325


Local error analysis of the interior penalty discontinuous
Galerkin method for second order elliptic problems
G.Kanschat and R.Rannacher

A second-order scheme for singularly perturbed
differential equations with discontinuous source term
H.-G.Roos and H.Zarin

Solving 0=F(t,y(t),y'(t)) in Matlab

Author Index, Vol.1-10


From: Francesca Bonadei <>
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 12:11:26 +0100
Subject: Contents, CALCOLO

Table of Contents Vol. 39 Issue 2
M. A. Barrientos, G. N. Gatica, N. Heuer:
An a posteriori error estimate for a linear-nonlinear transmission problem
in plane elastostatics
CALCOLO 39 (2002) 2, 61-86

C. Chinosi:
Remarks on some mixed finite element schemes for Reissner-Mindlin plate model
CALCOLO 39 (2002) 2, 87-108

P. Ghelardoni, G. Gheri, M. Marletta:
On some numerical methods for spectral computations in <lambda>-rational
Sturm-Liouville problems
CALCOLO 39 (2002) 2, 109-121

Table of Contents Vol. 39 Issue 3
J. Lazaar, S. Nicaise:
A nonconforming finite element method with anisotropic mesh grading
for the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations in domains with edges
CALCOLO 39 (2002) 3, 123-168

A. Cuyt, P. Kuterna, B. Verdonk, D. Verschaeren:
Underflow revisited
CALCOLO 39 (2002) 3, 169-179

E. Bozzo, D. Fasino, O. Menchi:
Componentwise conditioning of the DFT
CALCOLO 39 (2002) 3, 181-187


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