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From: Ian Barrodale <>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 06:50:03 -0800
Subject: Timber Supply Modeling

The aim of spatially explicit timber supply modeling is to devise a harvest
schedule that maximizes the volume of timber cut by "optimizing" a harvest
flow profile subject to certain modeling choices and management constraints
(e.g., environmental limitations, economic thresholds, adjacency
restrictions, transportation access, and harvest shortfalls). The schedule
often extends for 200 years or more, specifying annual harvests in
spatially explicit form for a fixed geographic area (e.g., a large forested
region of British Columbia).

We have made reasonable progress to date in developing a prototype
spatially explicit timber supply modeling system, but there are two main
areas where we could benefit from suggestions for improvement. These are
detailed in, along with a more
detailed statement of the problem.

We would be most grateful for any practical assistance that readers can offer.

Ian Barrodale
Barrodale Computing Services Ltd.
Victoria BC Canada


From: Robert A. van de Geijn <>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 16:09:42 -0600
Subject: Fast BLAS for Intel Itanium 1 and 2

In addition the a full set of Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms for the
Intel Pentium 4 architecture, and dgemm implementations for the
Pentium III and IBM Power 3 and 4 architectures, we have just released
high-performance implementations of sgemm, dgemm, cgemm, and zgemm for
the Intel Itanium 1 and 2 architectures.

Some performance numbers on a 900 MHz Itanium 2:

SGEMM 3564 MFLOPS (99.0% of peak)
DGEMM 3543 MFLOPS (98.4% of peak)
CGEMM 3565 MFLOPS (99.0% of peak)
ZGEMM 3546 MFLOPS (98.5% of peak)

Please visit
for details.

We acknowledge a generous equipment grant from Hewlett-Packard in
support of this research.

Robert van de Geijn
Professor of Computer Sciences

Kazushige Goto
Visiting Scientist


From: Anshul Gupta <>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 18:27:41 -0500 (EST)
Subject: WSMP Sparse Solvers Available for Non-AIX Platforms

We are pleased to announce that the Watson Sparse Matrix Package (WSMP)
is now available for platforms other than AIX on IBM RS6000. WSMP is
a robust, high-performance, easy-to-use serial and parallel software for
the direct solution of general and symmetric sparse linear systems.
Currently, it can solve symmetric sparse systems without partial pivoting
on serial or SMP workstations and on distributed-memory parallel
computers with serial or SMP nodes. In addition, it can solve general/
unsymmetric sparse systems with partial pivoting on serial or SMP
computers. Message-passing support for the unsymmetric solver will be
added shortly.

WSMP has always worked very well on sparse systems originating from
scientific computing problems. We have recently added support in the
unsymmetric solver that enables it to be used in conjunction with the
Simplex algorithm and other Linear Programming techniques. This includes
routines to factor a basis, update rows or columns of a previously
factored basis, obtain solutions with respect to the latest updated
basis and to obtain and refactor the current basis. The symmetric
solver also has features to support barrier methods for solving
LP problems. For instance, it provides users a variety of options to
work with small and negative pivots and the loss of rank.

Currently, WSMP is freely available. Please visit the WSMP web site for
documentation, related technical papers, and more details on obtaining
and using the software. Questions pertaining to WSMP, as well as
comments, bug reports, and errors/typos in the documentation may be
directed to

The WSMP home page is located at:

Anshul Gupta
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center


From: Sabine Van Huffel <>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 15:26:09 +0100
Subject: Special Issue on Linear Algebra in Signal and Image Processing

Special Issue on Linear Algebra in Signal and Image Processing.

This special issue aims to show how Linear Algebra provides the required
mathematical tools for developing and analyzing novel algorithms for
signal and image processing and tackling the underlying computational issues.
This issue is open for all papers with significant new results in
Signal and Image Processing where either linear algebraic methods
play an important role or new tools and problems of linear
algebraic nature for these areas and applied fields are presented.
Also survey papers are very welcome. Papers must meet the publication
standards of Linear Algebra and Its Applications and will be refereed
in the usual way.
The deadline for submission of papers is 31 March 2003, and the
special issue is expected to be published in the spring of 2004.
Papers should be sent to any of its special editors:

Sabine Van Huffel
Department of Electrical Engineering, ESAT-SCD(SISTA)
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Kasteelpark Arenberg 10
E-mail :

Per Christian Hansen
Informatics and Mathematical Modelling
Technical University of Denmark
Building 321
DK-2800 Lyngby

Peter Maass
Zentrum fuer Technomathematik
Universitaet Bremen
Fachbereich 3
Postfach 33 04 40
D-28334 Bremen


From: Peter Turner <>
Date: Sun, 9 Feb 2003 23:42:34 -0500
Subject: Undergraduate CSE Papers at SIAM National Meeting

Undergraduate Projects in Computational Science and Engineering
SIAM National Meeting, Montreal, June 16 =E2=80=93 20, 2003

As part of the Student Day activities at the Annual SIAM National
Meeting, it is again planned to have a session devoted to undergraduate
research projects in Computational Science and Engineering. This builds
on a successful first such session at SIAM50 in Philadelphia. The hope is
that event this will become a regular feature of SIAM=E2=80=99s student

SIAM has a fund available to help with students=E2=80=99 costs in attending
the meeting. Details are available at SIAM=E2=80=99s web site:

Interested students are invited to submit the following by e-mail in
plain text format:

Name(s) of student(s),
Name(s) of Advisor(s),
Brief abstract

to the organizers listed below. Please mail to all three organizers:
Angela Shiflet,
Kris Stewart,
Peter Turner,


From: Margaret Wright <>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 08:10:31 -0500 (EST)
Subject: SIAM Workshop Computational Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering

There will be a workshop on "Computational Sciences, Mathematics and
Engineering" organized by the Society for Industrial and Applied
Mathematics (SIAM), to be held at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel, Arlington,
Virginia, from the evening of March 23 through lunch on March 25.

The purpose of the workshop is to engage the computational science and
engineering, mathematics, statistics, and computer science communities in
a discussion of the research directions and resources needed to advance the
solution of important problems through collaborations among researchers in
these fields. The workshop is supported by the Division of Mathematical
Sciences (DMS) and the Directorate for Computer and Information Science
and Engineering (CISE) at the National Science Foundation, and by the Office
of Advanced Scientific Computing Research at the Department of Energy.

The workshop program includes seven speakers, all of whom have substantial
involvement in scientific and engineering applications. Following each talk,
a two-person "mini-panel" will offer comments and lead a general discussion.
On Monday evening (March 24), participants will divide into breakout groups,
and the overall findings of those groups will be summarized toward the end
of the program on Tuesday, with a plenary wrapup discussion. A report
summarizing the workshop's conclusions will be published soon thereafter.
There will be a welcoming reception the evening of March 23.

Further information about the workshop, including the list of speakers,
a preliminary schedule, and a link to an online registration form, can be
found at

Members of the Organizing Committee are:
Jim Berger, Duke University and SAMSI (Statistical and
Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute)
Roscoe Giles, Boston University
Jim Hack, NCAR (co-chair)
Mike Heath, University of Illinois
Sallie Keller-McNulty, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Juan Meza, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (co-chair)
Linda Petzold, University of California, Santa Barbara
Margaret Wright, New York University (co-chair)


From: Nouri Taoufik <>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 11:33:57 +0100
Subject: Meeting in Switzerland on Web Mining

Dear Colleague,

You are cordially invited to participate in a day on: Web Mining
Location: Fachhochschule Solothurn Nordwestschweiz Bittertenstrasse 15, 4702

Date: Monday, 10 March, 2003
Program & Registration under:

Haben Sie vielen Dank, Thank you
T. Nouri


From: David F Griffiths <>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 13:05:51 +0000
Subject: Dundee Numerical Analysis Conference

Tuesday 24 June - Friday 27 June, 2003


The special invited lecture in honour of A. R. Mitchell will be
presented by
Professor Stan Osher
University of California

The other Principal Speakers will be

Mario Arioli Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
Christine Bernardi Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
Martin Buhmann Justus-Liebig-Universitat Giessen, Germany
Bob Fourer Northwestern University, USA
Gene Golub Stanford University, USA
Jacek Gondzio The University of Edinburgh, UK
David Gottlieb Brown University, USA
Max Gunzburger State University, USA
Des Higham University of Strathclyde, UK
Willem Hundsdorfer CWI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mitchell Luskin University of Minnesota, USA
Martin Stynes National University of Ireland
Philippe Toint University of Namur, Belgium

Details of registration/accommodation fees and facilities for abstract
submission are available at the conference web site:

Conference Secretaries:
David Griffiths
Alistair Watson

Contact (email preferred)

Dr David F. Griffiths
Numerical Analysis Conference
Department of Mathematics
The University of Dundee
Dundee DD1 4HN
Scotland, UK

Telephone: +44(1382)344467/344471
FAX : +44(1382)345516


From: T. Terlaky <>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 01:19:12 -0500
Subject: McMaster Optimization Conference

3rd Annual McMaster Optimization Conference:
Theory and Applications
(MOPTA 03)
July 30 - August 1, 2003, McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

The 3rd annual McMaster Optimization Conference (MOPTA 03) will be
held at the campus of McMaster University. It will be hosted by the
Advanced Optimization Lab at the Department of Computing and Software
and it is co-sponsored by the Fields Institute and MITACS.

The conference aims to bring together a diverse group of people from
both discrete and continuous optimization, working on both theoretical
and applied aspects. We aim to bring together researchers from both the
theoretical and applied communities who do not usually get the chance
to interact in the framework of a medium-scale event.

Distinguished researchers will give one-hour long
invited talks on topics of wide interest.
Invited speakers include:

Laurent El Ghaoui, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Lisa K. Fleischer, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA
Minyue Fu, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Masakazu Kojima, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
George Nemhauser, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Arkadi Nemirovski, TECHNION, Haifa, Israel
Stratos Pistikopoulos, Imperial College, London, UK
Margaret H. Wright, Courant Institute, New York University, NY

Each accepted paper will be allotted a 25 minute talk.
Authors wishing to speak should submit an abstract via
the conference WEB page in ASCII or LaTex source, to
by April 30, 2003.
Please use "MOPTA 03" in the email subject line.
Notification of acceptance / Program available: May 31, 2003.
Deadline for early registration: June 30, 2003.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee
Tam=E1s Terlaky, (Chair, McMaster University)

Further information is available at


From: E. E. Tyrtyshnikov <>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 13:07:51 +0300
Subject: Workshop in Moscow on Nonlinear Approximations in Numerical Analysis

June 22 - 25, 2003, Moscow, Russia

Institute of Numerical Mathematics, Steklov Institute of Mathematics
Russian Academy of Sciences

The purpose of the workhop is to bring together specialists in different
fields of mathematics related to data compression problems and use of
structured matrices and nonlinear approximations in numerical analysis.
Main topics:
(*) Nonlinear approximations in data compression algorithms.
(*) Matrix methods in numerical analysis and related topics
of operator theory.
(*) Structured matrices and multilevel methods.
(*) Wavelets and related topics.
The workshop can be considered as a satellite event to the conference
(June 16 - 21, 2003; web-site:
and also as a landmark session of International Seminar on Matrix
Methods and Operator Equations (web-site:

The Organizing Committee:
Boris Kashin (Steklov Institute of Mathematics, Moscow),
Vadim Olshevsky (University of Connecticut, USA),
Peter Oswald (Bell Labs, USA),
Vladimir Temlyakov (University of South Carolina, USA),
Eugene Tyrtyshnikov (Institute of Numerical Mathematics, Moscow).

Please see and respond to the Information Letter of January 12, 2003
on the site "".


From: Tomasz Plewa <>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 19:05:22 -0600
Subject: Workshop in Chicago on Adaptive Mesh Refinement Methods

Chicago Workshop on Adaptive Mesh Refinement Methods
hosted by the ASCI/Alliances Flash Center
for Astrophysical Thermonuclear Flashes
University of Chicago

Workshop to be held in Chicago, September 3-5, 2003


The aim of the Chicago Workshop is to bring together theorists and
practitioners involved in the development and application of
structured adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) methods. Workshop topics
will include AMR theory, applications, numerical methods, and software
development from the perspective of academics, national lab
scientists, and reasearchers in industry. The performance of several
AMR implementations on a suite of benchmark fluid flow problems will
be compared in a special session.

The objectives of the workshop are

* to improve the general understanding of the application of
AMR to practical problems;
* to provide a forum for interaction between AMR application areas,
including astrophysics, geophysics, climate modeling, aerospace, and
semiconductor device modeling
* to identify issues critical to efficient and effective
implementation on high performance computers;
* to stimulate the development of a community repository containing
tools for structured AMR, beginning with benchmark problems to assist
in the evaluation of algorithms and software and compiler technologies.


Tim Barth (NASA Ames)
John Bell (LBNL)
Phil Colella (LBNL)
Rosa Donat (U. Valencia Spain)
Sam Falle (U. Leeds UK)
Bill Henshaw (LLNL)
Louis Howell (LLNL)
Konstantinos Kifonidis (MPA Germany)
Nikos Nikiforakis (DAMPT Cambridge UK)
Ken Powell (U. Michigan)
James Quirk (LANL)


We invite submissions for contributed papers (to be presented at the
workshop and included in the proceedings), posters, and results for
the benchmark problems. To register, enter a submission, and find more
information, please visit our website at


Gabrielle Allen, David Brown, Phil Colella, Rosa Donat, Sam Falle,
Sandip Ghosal, Rich Hornung, David Keyes, Alexei Khokhlov, Randy
LeVeque, Rainald Loehner, Ewald Mueller, Nikos Nikiforakis, Mike
Norman, Manish Parashar


Timur Linde, Tomek Plewa, Bob Rosner, Andrew Siegel, Greg Weirs.


Carrie Eder
Chicago AMR Workshop
The ASCI Flash Center www:
The University of Chicago email:
5640 S. Ellis, RI 468 ph: +1-773-834-2057
Chicago, IL 60637 fax: +1-773-834-3230


From: Heike Fassbender <>
Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 12:01:11 +0100
Subject: GAMM Workshop on Applied and Numerical Linear Algebra

The 3. GAMM Workshop on Applied and Numerical Linear Algebra
will be held in Braunschweig, Germany, September 12.-13. 2003.

The special emphasis of the workshop is on 'Applications in
Medicine and Biology'. But all other aspects of applied and
numerical linear algebra are most welcome.

Invited speakers (confirmed):
Sabine Van Huffel (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
Christof Schuette (Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany)
Bernd Fischer (Medizinische Universitaet Luebeck, Germany)

The workshop will consist of three invited talks and 20 - 25
contributed talks of 25 minutes. Abstracts can be submitted
to one of the organizers:

Heike Fassbender Tobias Damm
Braunschweig, Germany Braunschweig, Germany
email: email:

More information on deadlines and registration can be found on the

Heike Fassbender


From: Peter Sweby <>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 11:24:27 -0000
Subject: Chair Position at The University of Reading

Department of Mathematics
Chair in Applied Mathematics - S0301

We are seeking an outstanding candidate to take up a Chair in Applied
Mathematics tenable from 1 October 2003. Applied Mathematics at Reading
has an excellent research record in reaction-diffusion theory, water waves,
numerical analysis, computational and theoretical fluid dynamics, applied
analysis and control theory. It achieved grade 5 in the last RAE. It
has strong research links with the grade 5* Department of Meteorology
(within the new School of Mathematics, Meteorology and Physics) together
with the Met Office and several industrial partners.

Candidates for the Chair should have an international research reputation
in an area of applied mathematics related to one or more of the current
research activities of the Department. The successful candidate will be
expected to make a significant contribution to the department's
research output, to provide leadership for researchers and postgraduate
students, and to undertake an appropriate teaching and administrative load.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor David Needham (tel 0118 378 8994,
e-mail, Professor David Porter (tel 0118 378 8998,
e-mail or the Head of Department, Dr David Stirling
(tel 0118 378 8997, e-mail The Department's
web pages ( ) contain further information.

Further particulars and application form are available from the Personnel
Office, The University of Reading, PO Box 217, Reading, RG6 6AH, telephone
(0118) 3786771 (answerphone) email giving full name
and address. The closing date for applications is 11th April 2003.


From: Linda Potoski <>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 07:58:41 -0800
Subject: Faculty Position at University of California, Davis

Interdisciplinary Computational Scientist or Engineer/Center for
Computational Science and Engineering/University of California, Davis.

The Center invites applications from outstanding candidates for the first
of several faculty positions. The unifying theme for the Center is the
study of complex systems through numerical simulation, the development of
new computational methodologies and algorithms, data mining, and
visualization. Preference will be given to candidates at the rank of
Professor, although qualified candidates at all levels are encouraged to

Duties include graduate and undergraduate teaching, in addition to a
vigorous research program. For additional details please refer to the web
The position will remain open until filled, but to assure full
consideration, complete application materials must be received by April 15,
2003. UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


From: Max Gunzburger <>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 10:55:46 -0500
Subject: Postdoctoral Positions at Florida State University

School of Computational Science and Information Technology
Florida State University
Tallahassee Florida

Postdoctoral positions in the area of scientific computing (broadly
interpreted) are available at the School of Computational Science and
Information Technology (CSIT) at Florida State University.

FSU established the interdisciplinary CSIT to support both graduate and
undergraduate concentrations, provide a leading-edge high-performance
computational facility, and contribute a high level of computational
culture beneficial to the nation and the state. CSIT's missions
includes performing basic research in the core areas of applied
computer science, applied and computational mathematics, and areas of
overlap of these with different disciplines. CSIT provides the focal
point for collaborative research in computational science and
information technology across departments and disciplines. CSIT also is
developing interdisciplinary programs and curricula in computational
science and information technology incorporating the latest research
techniques and results. It also aims to enhance the high-performance
computing contents of courses in various departments. FSU has committed
significant personnel and infrastructure resources to CSIT in
recognition of the fact that interdisciplinary computational faculty
are critical to any university aspiring to intellectual and educational
leadership in the 21st century. CSIT has world-class computational and
visualization facilities, including 168 processor IBM SP3 and 512
processor IBM SP4 supercomputers.

Candidates should submit a detailed CV and have at least three letters
sent in by experts familiar with their research accomplishments. All
materials should be sent via email to Max Gunzburger at Applications received by March 15, 2003 are
guaranteed to receive full consideration.

Applications from members of underrepresented groups are especially
encouraged. The Florida State University is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer. Your application for
employment with the Florida State University is subject to public
disclosure under the Florida Public Records Act.


From: Paul Nevai <>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 21:14:16 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Contents, Journal of Approximation Theory

Table of Contents: J. Approx. Theory, Volume 120, Number 1, January 2003

Wenjie He and Ming-Jun Lai
Construction of trivariate compactly supported biorthogonal box spline wavelets

J\"{u}ri Lember
On minimizing sequences for $k$-centres

Vitaly Maiorov
On best approximation of classes by radial functions

Chong Li
On best uniform restricted range approximation in complex-valued
continuous function spaces

\`{A}ngel Jorba and Joan Carles Tatjer
On the divergence of polynomial interpolation

H. G. Meijer and M. A. Pi\~{n}ar
A generating function for Laguerre-Sobolev orthogonal polynomials

Andrei Khrennikov and Aliaksandr Radyna
$p$-Adic interpolation and approximation of a continuous function by
linear combinations of shifts of $p$-adic valuations

Huan-xi Zhao and Gongqin Zhu
Matrix-valued continued fractions

David Benko
Approximation by weighted polynomials

Wolfhard Hansen and Ivan Netuka
Harmonic approximation and Sarason's-type theorem


From: Lothar Reichel <>
Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 12:46:42 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Contents, Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis

Table of Contents, Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis (ETNA),
vol. 13, 2002. ETNA is available at and at several
mirror sites, as well as on CDROM.

Dirk Wollstein, Torsten Linss and Hans-Goerg Roos. A uniformly accurate
finite volume discretization for a convection-diffusion problem. pp. 1-11.

The asymptotic distribution of general interpolation arrays for exponential
weights. S. B. Damelin. pp. 12-21.

Image restoration through subimages and confidence images. James G. Nagy and
Dianne P. O'Leary. pp. 22-37.

Pierre Spiteri, Jean-Claude Miellou and Didier El Baz. Perturbation of
parallel asynchronous linear iterations by floating point errors. pp. 38-55.

Zdenek Strakos and Petr Tichy. On error estimation in the conjugate gradient
method and why it works in finite precision computations. pp. 56-80.

Thomas Huckle and Jochen Staudacher. Multigrid preconditioning and Toeplitz
matrices. pp. 81-105.

Volker Mehrmann and David Watkins. Polynomial eigenvalue problems with
Hamiltonian structure. pp. 106-118.

Walter Gautschi. The interplay between classical analysis and (numerical)
linear algebra --- a tribute to Gene H. Golub. pp. 119-147.

There will be a conference in Kent on May 29-31, 2003, on the occasion of
the 10th anniversary of ETNA. For further information, see the conference
web site


From: Hans Schneider <>
Date: Sat, 8 Feb 2003 11:41:02 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Contents, Linear Algebra and its Applications

Linear Algebra and its Applications
Volume 363, Pages 1-334 (1 April 2003)

Special Issue on Nonnegative matrices, M-matrices and their generalizations,
on the occasion of the workshop held at Oberwolfach, Nov. 26 - Dec. 2, 2000.

Special Eitors: Daniel Hershkowitz, Judith J. McDonald, Reinhard Nabben


Special Issue on Nonnegative matrices, M-matrices and their generalizations,
Page 1
Daniel Hershkowitz, Judith J. McDonald, Reinhard Nabben

Perron eigenvector of the Tsetlin matrix, Pages 3-16
R. B. Bapat

The maximal cp-rank of rank k completely positive matrices, Pages 17-33
F. Barioli and A. Berman

Minimal representations of inverted Sylvester and Lyapunov operators,
Pages 35-41
Tobias Damm

Newton's method for concave operators with resolvent positive derivatives
in ordered Banach spaces, Pages 43-64 T. Damm and D. Hinrichsen

Conditions for strict inequality in comparisons of spectral radii of
splittings of different matrices, Pages 65-80
Ludwig Elsner,Andreas Frommer, Reinhard Nabben, Hans Schneider and Daniel B.

On the spectra of close-to-Schwarz matrices, Pages 81-88
Ludwig Elsner and Daniel Hershkowitz

On spectra of expansion graphs and matrix polynomials, Pages 89-101
K. -H. Forster and B. Nagy

Intervals of almost totally positive matrices, Pages 103-108
Jurgen Garloff

On the roots of certain polynomials arising from the analysis of the
Nelder-Mead simplex method, Pages 109-124
Lixing Han, Michael Neumann and Jianhong Xu

Generalized M-matrices and ordered Banach algebras, Pages 125-131
Gerd Herzog

On the class of Dk-symmetrizable matrices, Pages 133-145
Sawomir Jenek, Tomasz Szulc and Frank Uhlig

On the relative position of multiple eigenvalues in the spectrum of an
Hermitian matrix with a given graph, Pages 147-159
Charles R. Johnson, Antonio Leal Duarte, Carlos M. Saiago, Brian D. Sutton
and Andrew J. Witt

CP rank of completely positive matrices of order 5, Pages 161-176
Raphael Loewy and Bit-Shun Tam

Convergence theory of some classes of iterative aggregation/disaggregation
methods for computing stationary probability vectors of stochastic
matrices, Pages 177-200
Ivo Marek and Petr Mayer

On the fixed points of the interval function [f]([x])=[A][x]+[b], Pages 201-216
Gunter Mayer and Ingo Warnke

The peripheral spectrum of a nonnegative matrix, Pages 217-235
Judith J. McDonald

On P-matrices, Pages 237-250
Siegfried M. Rump

Perron-Frobenius theory for complex matrices, Pages 251-273
Siegfried M. Rump

Exponents of nonnegative matrix pairs, Pages 275-293
Bryan L. Shader and Saib Suwilo

Linear equations over cones and Collatz-Wielandt numbers, Pages 295-332
Bit-Shun Tam and Hans Schneider


From: Communications in Math Sciences <>
Date: Sun, 9 Feb 2003 13:47:07 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Contents, Communications in Mathematical Sciences

The articles of Communications in Mathematical Sciences (CMS) can be
accessed on line at

Table of Contents, Vol 1, No.2, 2003

Javier Casahorran,
Nonperturbative contributions in quantum-mechanical models:
the instantonic approach

Weinan E and Jian-Guo Liu,
Gauge method for viscous incompressible flows

John Hunter and Lan Hong,
Singularity formation and instability in the unsteady inviscid and
viscous Prandtl equations

Di Liu,
Convergence of the spectral method for stochastic Ginzburg-Landau
equation driven by space-time white noise

Marco Papi,
Regularity results for a class of semilinear parabolic degenerate
equations and applications

T.Z. Qian, Xiaoping Wang and Ping Sheng,
Generalized Navier boundary condition for the moving contact line

Weiqing Ren,
Higher order string method for finding minimum energy paths

Eric Vanden-Eijnden,
Numerical techniques for multiscale dynamical systems with
stochastic effects

Jack Xin, Yingyong Qi and Li Deng,
Time domain computation of a nonlinear nonlocal Coshlear model
with applications to multitone interaction in hearing

Robin Young,
Blowup of solutions and boundary instabilities in nonlinear
hyperbolic equations

Youlan Zhu and Jinliang Li,
Multi-factor financial derivatives on finite domains


From: Ed Saff <>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 15:43:32 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Contents: Constructive Approximation

Contents:Constructive Approximation , vol. 19, no. 2, 2003

"A Multidimensional Generalization of Shukla's 8phi8 Summation"
by M. Schlosser, pp. 163-178.

"On a Problem of Daubechies" by M. Bownik, pp. 179-190.

"The Big q-Jacobi Function Transform" by E. Koelink and J.V.
Stokman, pp. 191-235.

"Multiple Orthogonal Polynomials Associated with the Modified
Bessel Functions of the First Kind" by E. Coussement and W.
Van Assche, pp. 237-263.

"Schwarz-Pick Inequalities for Derivatives of Arbitrary Order"
by F.G. Avkhadiev and K.-J. Wirths, pp. 265-277.

"Monotone and Convex C^1 Hermite Interpolants Generated by a
Subdivision Scheme" by J.-L. Merrien and P. Sablonniere, pp.

"On the Strong Asymptotics for Sobolev Orthogonal Polynomials
on the Circle" by E. Berriochoa and A. Cachafeiro, pp. 299-307.

"Symmetric Framelets" by A. Petukhov, pp. 309-328.


From: T. Terlaky <>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 16:50:12 -0500
Subject: Contents, Optimization and Engineering

Table of Contents:
Optimization and Engineering, Vol.4. 1-2.
Special Issue on Mixed Integer Programming
and Its Applications to Engineering
Guest Editors: Ignacio E. Grossmann, Nikolaos V. Sahinidis

Ignacio E. Grossmann, Nikolaos V. Sahinidis
pp. 5-6

An MILP Continuous-Time Framework for Short-Term Scheduling of Multipurpose
Batch Processes Under Different Operation Strategies
Carlos Alberto M=E9ndez, Jaime Cerd=E1
pp 7-22

A Mixed-Integer Optimization Strategy for Oil
Supply in Distribution Complexes
Rodrigo M=E1s, Jos=E9 M. Pinto
pp. 23-64

A Novel Continuous-Time Modeling and Optimization
Framework for Well Platform Planning Problems
Xiaoxia Lin, Christodoulos A. Floudas
pp. 65-95

Efficient Multilevel MINLP Strategies for Solving
Large Combinatorial Problems in Engineering
Stojan Kravanja, Aleksander Soraak, Zdravko Kravanja
pp. 97-151


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