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From: Van Emden Henson <>
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 10:59:23 -0800
Subject: Copper Mountain Multigrid Conference


Eleventh Copper Mountain Conference on Multigrid Methods
March 30 - April 4, 2003
Copper Mountain, Colorado, USA


The Center for Applied Scientific Computing, Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Lab
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Front Range Scientific Computations, Inc.
The University of Colorado
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics




General scalable multigrid and multilevel techniques, algebraic & structured.
Parallel implementation of multigrid. Applications of these methods.
Every effort will be made to encourage contributions from anyone whose
interest lies in these important and rapidly evolving fields.


STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION. Travel and lodging assistance will be awarded to
students and new PhDs judged to have submitted the best research papers.
NOTE: Student paper submission deadline has passed.

MULTIGRID TUTORIAL. We will offer an updated tutorial on basic multigrid
and advanced multilevel techniques, including algebraic multigrid (AMG),
nonlinear problems, variable mesh spacings, variable coefficient operators,
and other common complicating situations.

SPECIAL JOURNAL ISSUE: Authors will be invited to submit manuscripts of
articles accompanying their talks to a special issue of Numerical Linear
Algebra with Applications. Manuscripts should conform to the editorial
standards of that journal.


Author Abstracts Feb. 3, 2003
Early Registration Feb. 3, 2003
Guaranteed Lodging Feb. 27, 2003


Please access our web site at

or contact

Cathy Lee
1390 Claremont Drive
Boulder, CO 80303
(303) 554-1232


From: Michael Hagemann <>
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 17:32:06 +0100
Subject: Speedup Meeting in Basel

Call for Papers
33rd Speedup Meeting
University of Basel, March 19-21, 2003

Submission date: 01 Feb. 03
Notification of acceptance: 01 March 03

The Speedup meetings provide a forum to present and discuss the scientific
developments in the field of High Performance Computing (HPC). This is an
opportunity for young, as well as established scientists from Switzerland
and abroad to meet, exchange ideas on current problems in computational
science and share their research interests with the rest of the
community. Participation from both academia and industry is anticipated.

The general theme is HPC, both from the point of view of applications and
tools, including algorithmic, software and hardware issues. The Speedup
committee invites contributions related to

- Applications in HPC
- Algorithms and sowtware tools for parallel, distributed and GRID
- Information technology
- Performance analysis
- Hardware developments

The best contributions will be presented during the March 2003 meeting as
posters and will also be published in the journal "Electric Notes in Future
generation Computer Systems" or ENFGCS.

The best papers from ENFGCS will be further selected for review and
possible publication in the paper journal "Future Generation Computer

Submission date: 01 Feb. 03
Notification of acceptance: 01 March 03

A PDF manuscript (8 pages maximum for regular submission and 15 pages)
must be submitted by email to

Matthias Troyer,,

with the format required by the ENFGCS journal, which can be found at

following the link "Instructions for Submissions".


From: Dambrine Michel <>
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 17:30:43 +0100
Subject: Conference in Lille on Computational Engineering

Call for papers "CESA 2003", Lille, France, July 9-11, 2003
The Multiconference on "Computational Engineering in Systems Applications"
is sponsored by CNRS, in cooperation with the IMACS and IEEE/SMC Society and
will be held on July 9-11, 2003 in Lille, France.
The aim of this important meeting is to make the state of the art of the
various theoretical and practical aspects of computational engineering
involved in system theory and its applications.
The main application areas considered during the multiconference will be :
* Aeronautics and Astronautics. Automation. Banking and Finance.
Biomedical Engineering. Car Industry. Chemical Engineering. Components and
Instrumentation. Economics and Management. Electrical Engineering.
Energy Systems. Environmental Systems.
* Food Industry.
* Industrial Engineering. Integrated. Manufacturing. Marine and
Off-Shore Control. Medicine. Production Industry. Robotics.
* Textile Industry.
* Transportation Systems. Utilities...

The four parts of the Multiconference will be:

1. Symposium on: Modeling, Analysis and Control.
2. Symposium on: Discrete Events in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems.
3. Symposium on: Applied Mathematics, Operational Research and Optimization.
4. Symposium on: Signal Processing and Cybernetics.


The Multiconference will include both submitted papers and invited sessions.
For submitted papers, potential authors are required to present a draft
paper or at least an extended abstract (about 3 usual size pages) including
the symposium name and the associated keywords to specify the targeted topic.

February 05, 2003: Submission of draft papers or extended abstracts and
invited sessions.
March 15, 2003: Notification of acceptance.
April 15, 2003: Submission of final papers.

Any correspondence related to the multiconference is to be sent to:

CESA'2003 Secretariat:
Ecole Centrale de Lille
BP 48, Cit=E9 Scientifique
59651 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex
Fax: +
E-mail: <>
URL: <>


From: Victor Eremeyev <>
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 11:37:21 +0300
Subject: Conference in Rostov on Don on Elasticity

3 Conference on Elasticity
Rostov on Don, Russia
October, 13-16, 2003

The 3 Conference on Elasticity organized by the Institute of Mechanics and
Applied Mathematics of the Rostov State University under the patronage of
National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (NCTAM) and Scientific
Council on Solid Mechanics of the Russian Academy of Science will take place
in Rostov on Don, Russia on October, 13-16, 2003.

The details are available on the website:

This meeting is particularly aimed at bringing together specialists from
different branches of theory of elasticity to provide an opportunity for
exchange of ideas.

1. Nonlinear problems of elasticity
2. 2D and 3D problems of elasticity
3. Dynamical problems of elasticity
4. Mechanics of shells and plates
5. Complex problems of deformable solids
6. Mechanics of Composites
7. Fracture mechanics
8. Computational mechanics
9. Nanomechanics
10. Biomechanics.


From: Helmut Podhaisky <>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 17:14:31 +0100
Subject: Seminar in Germany on ODEs and DAEs

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg and CWI, the Center for
Mathematics and Computer Science in Amsterdam, organize the

10th Seminar "NUMDIFF"
Numerical Solution of Differential and
Differential-Algebraic Equations

K. Strehmel, R. Weiner (Halle),
B.P. Sommeijer, J.G. Verwer (Amsterdam)

8. - 11. September 2003

University of Halle (Germany)

The conference is devoted to all numerical aspects of
differential equations and differential-algebraic equations.

Plenary Lectures:
M. Ainsworth (Glasgow), M. Arnold (Halle), C.T.H. Baker (Manchester),
J.C. Butcher (Auckland), P.W. Hemker (Amsterdam), K.R. Jackson (Toronto),
J. Lang (Darmstadt), Ch. Lubich (Tuebingen), A. Ostermann (Innsbruck),
S. Reich (London), P. Rentrop (Munich), M.N. Spijker (Leiden),
M. Zennaro (Trieste)

* Geometric Methods for PDEs (organized by J. Frank, S. Reich)
* Discontinuous Galerkin Methods (organized by P.W. Hemker, M.H. van Raalte)
* Partial Differential-Algebraic Equations (organized by K. Strehmel, R. Maerz)
* General Linear Methods (organized by R. Weiner, Z. Jackiewicz)

Contributed Papers:
Participants are invited to present a 20 minute research talk. It is
intended to publish invited and selected papers in a special issue of
the Elsevier Journal Applied Numerical Mathematics (APNUM).

May 31, 2003 - registration if you would like to contribute a talk
Jun 30, 2003 - submission of abstracts
Aug 15, 2003 - bank transfer of the fees (100 EUR, students 20 EUR)

Contact Address:
Phone: +49-345-5524651, FAX: +49-345-5527004


From: Matthew Dixon <>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 13:31:28 -0500
Subject: Technical Session at ICCSA on Computational Finance

Technical Session on Computational Finance
in conjunction with the
The 2003 International Conference on Computational Science and its
(ICCSA 2003)
May 18, 2003 -- May 21, 2003
Montreal, Canada

Technical Session Web Site:

Conference web sites:


The aim of the ICCSA 2003 technical session on Computational Finance
is to address fundamental computational problems arising in the
finance industry by bringing together academics and practitioners with
expertise in computer science, scientific computing and mathematical

Topics of Interest

- Efficient and High Resolution Numerical Methods for Derivative Pricing
- Partial Differential Equations and Optimization
- Advances in Monte-Carlo Simulation and Random Number Generation
- Computational Methods To Support Decisions under Uncertainty
- Large-scale Algorithms for Time-Series Data Storage, Retrieval and Analysis
- Advances in Dynamic Programming in Finance and Economics
- More Efficient and Secure Distributed Computing in the Finance Industry


Technical Session Chair: Matthew Dixon, Heucheura Technologies, UK.

Important Dates

January 31, 2003: Deadline for paper submission (full papers).
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.


From: Eilish Hathaway <>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 17:33:09 -0800
Subject: Summer Programs at UCLA IPAM

Summer Program for Graduate Students and Post-docs.
Modern Applied Mathematics for the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
July 14 - August 2, 2003
MAMAOS is a three week summer-school designed to train graduate students
in the application of modern applied mathematics to important problems
in the atmospheric and oceanic sciences. The school will focus on three
themes at the interface between the disciplines: numerics, asymptotics
and stochastics, with one theme being covered per week of school. Each
week's theme will be presented by teams of five distinguished lecturers
drawn from leading institutions of atmospheric/oceanic sciences and
applied mathematics.

Summer Program for Undergraduates
IPAM Research in Industrial Projects for Students ("RIPS")-2003
June 22 - August 22, 2003
The Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics is sponsoring the 3rd
year of a special program, Research in Industrial Projects for Students
(RIPS), based on the successful Math Clinic concept that originated at
Harvey Mudd College in 1973 as well as the well established Research
Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program sponsored by the National
Science Foundation. In the RIPS program, teams of students, directed by
faculty advisors, work to solve industry-related problems. RIPS brings
together highly qualified undergraduates in mathematics or related
majors with sponsoring industry, government, and nonprofit organizations
to collaborate on projects. Each team of three to four advanced students
spends two summer months working on a problem posed by the sponsoring
organization under the leadership of a faculty advisor. At regular
intervals during the two-month period, oral and written presentations
reporting on the progress of the team are made. Company liaisons provide
regular contact between the team and the sponsor, monitoring and helping
to guide the work effort. Projects focus on problems of serious interest
to the sponsor and stimulating challenges to the students. Participation
in RIPS provides valuable real-world technical and managerial experience
for students and valuable R&D for the sponsor.

Please bring these programs to the attention of any students who may be
interested in participating.


From: Angel Jorba <>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 19:48:31 +0100
Subject: Summer School in Balcelona on Computational Chemical Physics

Summer School on
Barcelona, June 9-14, 2003

The Institute of Mathematics of the University of Barcelona (IMUB)
organizes a summer school on nonlinear phenomena in computational
chemical physics. The course is addressed to graduate and postgraduate
students, and young researchers with an interest in computational
chemistry and applied dynamical systems.

The school consists of 8 main courses of 3 hours each, plus several
short seminars. The seminars are more specialized lectures given by
some of the participants. The main courses are:

F. Borondo, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain)
Quantum dynamics and spectroscopy in chaotic molecular systems

A. Jorba, Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)
Numerical methods for invariant tori

M. Joyeux, Universite Joseph Fourier (France)
Vibrational dynamics, integrable models and canonical perturbation

J. Laskar, Bureau des Longitudes (France)
Frequency map analysis and applications

R. de la Llave, University of Texas at Austin (U.S.A.)
Semiclassical methods in quantum mechanics

W. P. Reinhardt, University of Washington (U.S.A.)
Nonlinear phenomena in Bose-Einstein condensates

C. Simo, Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)
Regular and chaotic dynamics: phenomenology, tools and structure

T. Uzer, Georgia Tech (U.S.A.)
Phase space structures and chemical reactivity

For more details, visit


From: Martin Buecker <>
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 16:17:49 +0100
Subject: Workshop at ICCSA on Automatic Differentiation

2nd Workshop on Automatic Differentiation and Applications
Montreal, Canada, May 18-21, 2003

The deadline is extended to match that of the
overall ICCSA conference.

New Dates:
Draft Full Papers: February 1, 2003
Notification of Acceptance: February 13, 2003
Camera-Ready Papers: February 21, 2003
ICCSA Conference: May 18-21, 2003

For detailed information, visit the workshop website at

Chris Bischof, Martin Buecker, Paul Hovland


From: Jerzy Wasniewski <>
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 16:44:05 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Workshop at PPAM on High Performance Numerical Algorithms

Workshop on
High Performance Numerical Algorithms
to be held in conjunction with the
PPAM 2003 Conference on Parallel Processing
and Applied Mathematics
September 7-10, 2003, Czestochowa, Poland

A limited number of contributed, either 20 or 30 minutes talks
will be selected for this workshop. Extended abstracts no more
than two pages should be sent before March 15, 2003. The text can
be in Latex, Postscript, PDF or pure ASCII. The acceptance of the
extended abstract will be send no later than March 20, 2003.
After acceptance, full papers, from 4 to 8 pages, formatted
according to the rules of the LNCS, in order to be published in
the PPAM 2003 proceedings, should be sent before April 30, 2003,
in order to be published in the PPAM 2003 proceedings. The style
files for the LNCS can be found at

These submitted papers will be reviewed, and the incorrect and
wrongly formatted papers will have to be submitted again. Some
papers may be selected for publication in special issues of
regular scientific journals.

Summary, Important Dates and Notes:

March 15, 2003 -- Extended abstracts
March 20, 2003 -- Acceptance for the presentation
April 30, 2003 -- Paper submission (full papers, see above)
October 15, 2003 -- Camera ready papers

The extended abstracts and the papers of this Workshop should
be sent to or

For more information related to PPAM2003 Conference, including
the payments, registration, hotel reservation etc., please visit
the PPAM2003 website

The workshop organizers:

Jerzy Wasniewski Piotr Krzyzanowski
Technical University of University of Warsaw
Denmark, Department of Department of Mathematics
Mathematical Modeling and Applied Mechanics
Lyngby, Denmark Warsaw, Poland


From: Mary Brown <>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 14:36:42 -0800
Subject: Faculty Positions in Computer Science at UC Davis



The Department of Computer Science, at the University of California, Davis,
invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in areas related to
Computational Science, and the interface between Computer Science and
Computational Science. We particularly encourage applicants working on
Complex Systems, and on computational science issues in Nanocomputing. We
welcome applications from candidates who use the interaction of science and
computation to produce novel research in computer science. This new search
is in addition to ongoing searches (previously advertised) in the areas of
Information Systems, Networks, and Computer Systems. The department is
seeking candidates at the Assistant level for the Computational Science

The Computer Science Department currently has 27 faculty members, covering
all major areas of computer science. It is experiencing a period of strong
growth in the size of its faculty and expects to continue this trend. The
Davis campus is the third largest in the University of California system.
UC Davis ranks among the nation's top 20 universities in research funding.

These positions require a Ph.D. or equivalent. The positions are open until
filled. For complete application instructions, please consult our webpage at

UC Davis is responsive to the concerns of dual career couples and offers a
Partner Opportunity Program. UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal
opportunity employer.

Mary Brown
Recruitment Coordinator
Department of Computer Science
University of California, Davis
(530) 752-7223
FAX: (530) 752-4767


From: Pam Pickering <>
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 08:27:14 -0800
Subject: Faculty Positions in Engineering at UC Davis

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the
University of California Davis invites applications for tenure track
positions in:

Transportation Infrastructure Information Systems and high
performance computing. We seek candidates with substantive experience
and research interests in one or more of the following areas, applied
to transportation: advanced distributed sensing/computing for
infrastructure systems management, advanced sensing and information
technology, database and information integration, real-time network
optimization and control, and large-scale optimization. Candidates
must have a Ph.D. degree in civil and environmental engineering (or a
closely related field). In particular, candidates with a strong
computational science and operations research background are
encouraged to apply. The position will be filled at the Assistant
Professor level. The successful candidate will be expected to develop
a strong transportation-related research program in his/her chosen
area and demonstrate teaching excellence at both the graduate and
undergraduate levels.

The general area of Structural Engineering. Candidates must have an
earned Ph.D. degree in civil engineering (or closely related field),
be willing to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in structural
engineering and develop a strong research program in his/her chosen
area. Examples of research areas of interest include, but are not
limited to: behavior of civil engineering structures under extreme
and complex loadings; sensing and structural control technology;
inverse analysis and system identification; real-time simulation /
experimentation synergies; large-scale and multi-scale simulation;
and metallic structures. Prospective candidates must have an approach
to their research which is primarily computational in nature and
addresses the theme of complex systems analysis. The position will
be filled at the Assistant Professor level.

Fluid Mechanics. We seek candidates who have substantive experience
and research interests in any aspect of water resources. Candidates
must have a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related
field. Candidates with innovative research interests that may cross
the traditional disciplinary boundaries are particularly encouraged
to apply. The position will be filled at the Assistant Professor
level. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong
and independent research program in his/her chosen area and
demonstrate teaching excellence at both the graduate and
undergraduate levels.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering currently has
33 full-time faculty, 170 graduate students, 380 undergraduate
students, and is organized in five programs: transportation
engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering,
structural engineering and water resources engineering. Extramural
research funding averages over $8-9 million a year. The department
encourages inter-disciplinary research and faculty of the department
maintain strong ties with other programs and research units,
including the Institute of Transportation Studies, Davis
(, California Pavement Research Center,
and new initiatives in many areas including Computational Science and
Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy. More information
about the department can be found at

The review of applications will begin March 1, 2003. Please specify
the position for which you are applying. For full consideration,
applicants should send, by February 15, 2003 (February 28 for
transportation), a resume, transcripts, a description of their
teaching and research interests and experience, two representative
publications and a list of four potential references to:

Search Committee Chair
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California
Davis, CA 95616

University of California at Davis is an equal opportunity employer
and strives to achieve excellence through diversity.


From: Richard Sincovec <>
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 20:11:44 -0600
Subject: Faculty Position at the Universtiy of Nebraska

Simulation and Modeling Faculty Position at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Computer Science and Engineering Department

The UNL CSE Department is embarking on dynamic growth and seeks
applications for a tenure track faculty position in simulation and
modeling beginning August 2003. All ranks will be considered based on
the qualifications of the candidate. The University has identified
Simulation & Computing Engineering and Information Technology &
Telecommunications as a priority area. The selected person is
expected to enhance research productivity (including publications and
external funding) and teaching effectiveness in the priority area.
The person is also expected to facilitate collaborations with other
engineering and science disciplines to make significant advances in
the disciplines utilizing advanced simulation, high-performance
computing, and visualization.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in computer science or a
closely related discipline, outstanding potential as a research
scholar who will complement the department's research faculty and
their engineering collaborators, and a commitment to teaching
excellence. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in
simulation and modeling of engineering problems.

UNL is a comprehensive research university with Carnegie I standing
and membership in the elite Association of American Universities. The
CSE Department offers BS, MS, and PhD degree programs in both computer
science and computer engineering. Lincoln, the capital of Nebraska,
is a prosperous, medium-sized city that ranks high in quality-of-life.

Applicants should send a letter of application, a CV, research and
teaching statements, and contact information for three references to:
Simulation and Modeling Search Committee, Department of Computer
Science and Engineering, 115 Ferguson Hall, University of Nebraska -
Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0115.

For complete position advertisements, visit,
email or Rich Sincovec at or
phone (402) 472-2401. The University of
Nebraska is committed to a pluralistic campus community through
affirmative action and equal opportunity and is responsive to the
needs of dual career couples.


From: Martin Berzins <>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 20:54:08 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Faculty Positions at the University of Leeds

Positions in Scientific Computing and Visualization

School of Computing, The University of Leeds

Vacancies have been advertised at both senior
and junior level see

The vacancies follow substantial investment and
expansion and may be of interest to anyone wishing to join
the Scientific Computing and Visualization Research Group,


From: Sheril Miura <>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 13:22:36 -0800
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Computational Scientist Postdoctoral Fellow

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is seeking a highly qualified
postdoctoral researcher to participate in a new project whose goal is to
develop optimal discrete models for simulating infinite-dimensional
Hamiltonian systems. The research will involve the development of
time-domain and eigenmode algorithms and solvers for these models. This
work is motivated in part by the great success of symplectic methods for
modeling for classical finite-dimensional Hamiltonian systems; such
methods have become indispensable for studying long-term behavior
including the dynamics of charged particles in beams and plasmas, the
dynamics of stars in gravitational systems, and the dynamics of atoms
and molecules in materials. Under this project new methods will be
developed that can be applied to infinite-dimensional systems governed
by partial differential equations such as Maxwell's equations, the
Schrodinger equation, and the nonlinear Schrodinger equation. The
ability to develop discrete models for classical and quantum dynamical
systems, and to solve these models with high accuracy and efficiency,
will help the Laboratory respond to the programmatic needs of the DOE
Office of Science, the National Science Foundation, and other federal
offices. This research will benefit from LBNL's existing core
competencies in mathematical modeling and advanced computing. This
position will have a joint appointment in the Accelerator and Fusion
Research Division (AFRD) and the Computational Research Division (CRD).

The qualifications for the position follow: Essential - Ph.D. or
equivalent experience in a discipline of the physical, mathematical, or
computational sciences. Substantial experience in developing algorithms
and computer models to simulate infinite-dimensional dynamical systems.
Demonstrated capability to collaborate with other researchers, including
physical scientists, computer scientists, and applied mathematicians.
Good oral and written communication skills. Marginal - Experience
developing and implementing software for large-scale simulations on
parallel computers.

Please note: This position is a 2-year appointment with the possibility
for renewal. Please submit via email (our preferred method) a
curriculum vitae, publication list, and at least three references to Please reference job# AF/015413/JNAD.

Berkeley Lab is an EEO/AA employer.


From: Mark Friedman <>
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 20:33:48 cst
Subject: Research Position at University of Alabama in Huntsville

Research Assistant position for a strong Ph.D. candidate in the graduate
program in Applied Math. at the University of Alabama in Huntsville:
"Bifurcation Analysis for Large Problems: Algorithms, Software Applications
to MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS)."

Contact :
Mark Friedman,
Mark Friedman


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