NA Digest Saturday, October 11, 2003 Volume 03 : Issue 41

Today's Editor:
Cleve Moler
The MathWorks, Inc.

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From: Cleve Moler <>
Date: Sat, Oct. 11, 2003, 6:27 pm, EDT
Subject: NA Digest Contributions

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-- Cleve


From: Ruth Allewelt <>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2003 16:14:11 +0200
Subject: New Book, Applied Mathematics: Body and Soul

Announcement of a major new textbook

Applied Mathematics: Body and Soul
Kenneth Eriksson, Donald Estep, Claes Johnson

due to appear on October 22nd, 2003

Volume I: Derivatives and Geometry in R3
XLIV, 426 pp., ISBN: 3-540-00890-X

Volume II: Integrals and Geometry in Rn
XLIV, 360pp, ISBN: 3-540-00889-6

Volume III: Calculus in Several Dimensions
XLIV, 428 pp, ISBN: 3-540-00891-8

also available as a set: ISBN 3-540-00891-8

'Applied Mathematics: Body & Soul' grew from the mathematics education
reform project at Chalmers University of Technology


From: Oliver Stein <>
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2003 10:18:39 +0200
Subject: New Book on Semi-infinite Programming

It is my pleasure to announce that the book

"Bi-level Strategies in Semi-infinite Programming"
by Oliver Stein

is now available from Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston

Details: 232 pp., Hardbound, ISBN 1-4020-7567-7
List price: EUR 122.00 / USD 134.00
Web page:

Semi-infinite optimization in its general form has recently
attracted a lot of attention, not only because of its
surprising structural aspects, but also due to the large
number of applications which can be formulated as general
semi-infinite programs.

This is the first book which exploits the bi-level structure
of semi-infinite programming systematically. It highlights topological
and structural aspects of general semi-infinite programming,
formulates powerful optimality conditions which take this structure into
account, and gives a conceptually new bi-level solution method.

The results are motivated and illustrated by a number of problems
from engineering and economics that give rise to semi-infinite models,
including (reverse) Chebyshev approximation, minimax problems, robust
optimization, design centering, defect minimization problems for
operator equations, and disjunctive programming.

The book is addressed to graduate students and researchers which work
in the fields of optimization and operations research.


1. Introduction
2. Examples and Applications
3. Topological Structure of the Feasible Set
4. Optimality Conditions
5. Bi-level Methods for General Semi-infinite Programming
6. Computational Results
7. Final Remarks

If you have any questions about the book, please contact me by email.


Oliver Stein
Dept. of Mathematics - C
Aachen University
52056 Aachen


From: Kirsten Wilden <>
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2003 12:44:10 -0400
Subject: ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms

ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA04)

Conference Program Chair: Ian Munro, University of Waterloo, Canada
Location: Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel, New Orleans, Lousiana
Dates: January 11-13, 2004

Pre-registration is now available at The pre-registration deadline is
December 15, 2003.

The preliminary program for this symposium is also available at

For additional information, contact SIAM Conference Department at


From: Per Lotstedt <>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2003 11:09:40 +0200 (MET DST)
Subject: Workshop in Uppsala on Multiscale Methods

Parallel and Scientific Computing Institute (PSCI)
organizes a workshop in

Multiscale Methods in Science and Engineering

at Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden,
January 26-28, 2004.

Confirmed invited speakers:
Leonid Berlyand (USA), Weinan E (USA),
Claude Le Bris (France), Nils Svanstedt (Sweden)

Bjorn Engquist, Per Lotstedt, Olof Runborg

Visit the homepage

for more information.

Best regards,
Per Lotstedt


From: Panos Pardalos <>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2003 14:46:08 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Conference in Florida on Data Mining Techniques in Biomedicine

Conference on "Data Mining Techniques in Biomedicine"
February 16-18, 2004
University of Florida, Gainesville FL 32611

In recent years, experimental methods in biomedicine have resulted in massive
amounts of data. The urgent need for efficient methods of processing and
understanding this data has resulted in the rapid development of a new
exciting interdisciplinary research area - applying data mining techniques
to the analysis of datasets arising in biomedical applications. Application
areas include genome studies, cardiology, cancer diagnosis, neurology, etc.

Among the examples of considered datasets one can mention genome sequences,
gene expression data, protein structural data, protein-protein interaction
data, protein-DNA interaction data, as well as radiological data, and EEG data.

Data mining techniques play a crucial role in analyzing and integrating these
large datasets, as well as in discovering the biological processes underlying
these data.

The purpose of this conference is to bring together theoreticians and
practitioners representing different fields - biomedicine, engineering,
computer science - in attempt to share knowledge, ideas, and techniques.


From: Nathalie Revol <>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2003 16:56:40 +0200
Subject: Special Issue on Real Numbers and Computers

Special issue: Real Numbers and Computers

Guest editors: Marc Daumas and Nathalie Revol.

IMPORTANT DATES (tentative planning):
- Deadline for submissions of manuscripts: January 5th, 2004
(full papers only; extended abstracts will be rejected)
- Notification of acceptance/rejection: April, 2004
- Deadline for reception of final papers: July, 2004
- Parution: beginning of 2005

Efficient manipulation of real numbers in computers is still a
challenge. Many interesting theoretical and algorithmic problems are
linked with that topic and belong to quite distant fields such as
computer science, number theory, numerical analysis, computer algebra
and logics. A number of TCS special issues on real numbers and
computers has previously appeared (162 (1), 210(1), 279 (1-2) and 291
(2)), as follow-up to the RNC meetings on these topics. The last
meeting was RNC5 which took place in Lyon in September 2004, cf:

Scientists working on questions related to real computer arithmetic
are encouraged to present the theoretical or algorithmic aspects of
their results, even if they did not attend the RNC5 conference. Survey
and tutorial articles may be suitable if clearly identified as
such. Topics include (but are not restricted to) the following list:
- any computational number system
- implemented by a software package or in hardware,
- floating and fixed point,
- serial, on line arithmetic,
- continued fractions,
- exact computations,
- multiple precision,
- interval and stochastic arithmetics.

The submission should contain a scholarly exposition of ideas,
techniques, and results, including motivation and a clear comparison
with related work. More details may be given in an appendix. Authors
may submit additional background reference material that is not widely
available. Submissions must not substantially duplicate work
published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

Prepare a PostScript or PDF version of your full 10-20 pages paper
preferably using Elsevier latex style

The file should be uploaded to the special issue Internet site before
January 5th. The site will be open on December 1st.

Make sure that your PostScript or PDF file can be printed on a
standard laser printer. Another possible check is to view it by

Language: English.


From: Lyle Long <>
Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2003 17:03:28 -0500
Subject: Call for Papers for a New Journal

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
has started a new peer-reviewed "Journal of Aerospace
Computing, Information, and Communication" (JACIC).
You can find info on the journal at the draft website: . This will be an online journal,
and will include multimedia content.

Papers in the area of numerical analysis applied to
aerospace engineering or aerospace systems would be

Thank you,

Dr. Lyle N. Long
Professor of Aerospace Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
Editor-in-Chief, JACIC


From: Hendra Gunawan <>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 11:02:11 +0700 (WIT)
Subject: Call for Papers from Journal of Indonesian Mathematical Society

Dear Colleagues,

I am currently in charge as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal
of the Indonesian Mathematical Society. We welcome papers in any area
of mathematics. Papers published in our Journal will soon be reviewed
by Mathematical Reviews.
I would appreciate it if you can inform the existence of our
Journal to your colleagues elsewhere.

Sincerely yours,

Hendra Gunawan

J. Indonesian Math. Soc.
c/o Department of Mathematics
Bandung Institute of Technology
Bandung 40132 Indonesia

Fax: +62 22 2506450

Journal of the Indonesian Mathematical Society
(Majalah Ilmiah Himpunan Matematika Indonesia)
c/o Department of Mathematics, Institut Teknologi Bandung
Jalan Ganesa 10 Bandung 40132 Indonesia


From: Rua Murray <>
Date: Thu, 09 Oct 2003 14:19:10 +1300
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at University of Waikato

New Zealand Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Dynamical Systems and Numerical Analysis

The NZIMA is holding a special semester on "Dynamical Systems and Numerical
Analysis" at the University of Auckland during July-December 2004. As part
of the semester a postdoctoral fellowship is available for a 2 year term
(including the special semester). Depending on their research interests,
applicants may work at the University of Auckland (supervisor Vivien Kirk;
symmetry and bifurcations), Waikato University (Rua Murray; stochastic
dynamics); Massey University (Robert McLachlan; geometric integration);
or Victoria University (Mark McGuinness; dynamical systems models).

Applicants should possess a PhD in dynamical systems, numerical analysis,
or a related area, and apply by 1 December 2003 to: Professor Robert
IFS, Massey University, Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North, New Zealand,
including a CV, a research proposal, and the contact details of 3 referees.
The salary is NZ$50,000 p.a. The start date is flexible, but we anticipate
that the successful applicant will start by July 1st, 2004.

General information about the NZIMA programme is available at


From: Science Direct <>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2003 06:57:20 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Contents, Nonlinear Analysis

New issues are now available for the following journals on ScienceDirect!

* Nonlinear Analysis
Volume 55, Issue 5, Pages 493-640 (November 2003)

Nonlinear Analysis Volume 55, Issue 5, Pages 493-640 (November 2003)

On the nonlinear wave equation utt-B(||ux||2)uxx=f(x,t,u,ux,ut,||ux||2)
associated with the mixed homogeneous conditions, Pages 493-519
Nguyen Thanh Long and Bui Tien Dung

A singular Gierer-Meinhardt system of elliptic equations: the classical case,
Pages 521-541
Y. S. Choi and P. J. McKenna

Existence of nontrivial solutions for a semilinear elliptic problem with
supercritical exponent, Pages 543-556
Norimichi Hirano

Problems at resonance for equations with periodic nonlinearities, Pages 557-581
D. Bonheure, C. Fabry and D. Ruiz

Quasilinear singular equations: a variational approach for nondifferentiable
functionals, Pages 583-607
J. V. A. Goncalves and C. A. P. Santos

Equivalent formulations of Ekeland's variational principle, Pages 609-615
Zili Wu

Positive nonlinear eigenvalue problems for conjugate BVPs, Pages 617-627
Guy Degla

The Lax solution to a Hamilton-Jacobi equation and its generalizations: Part 2,
Pages 629-640
Ya. V. Mykytiuk, A. K. Prykarpatsky and D. Blackmore


From: George Anastassiou <>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 12:28:29 -0500
Subject: Contents, Journal of Concrete and Applicable Mathematics

Journal of Concrete and Applicable Mathematics,Volume 1,No.1,2003.
NEW JOURNAL(NOVA publishers)


1)"Numerical stability of fast trigonometric transforms-a worst case
study", Daniel Potts,Gabriele Steidl,and Manfred Tasche, 1

2)"An operatorial approach to solutions of boundary value problems
in half-plane",C.Cassisa,P.E.Ricci,and I.Tavkhelidze, 37

3)"Jackson-type estimate in monotone approximation by bivariate polynomials",
Sorin G.Gal, 63

4)"Exact analytical solutions of some unsteady hydromagnetic boundary-layer
problems in a rotating medium with suction or injection",H.M.Srivastava
and Stelian Turbatu, 75

5)"Nonexistence of unbounded nonoscillatory solutions of nonlinear perturbed
partial differential equations",S.H.Saker and Patricia J.Y.Wong, 87

VOL.1,NO.2,2003.NEW JOURNAL(NOVA publishers)

1)"Various homotopy results for generalized single valued contractions
on Frechet spaces",Ravi P.Agarwal and Donal O'Regan, 101

2)"Anti-periodic solutions for semilinear evolution equations",Yuqing
Chen and Yeol Je Cho, 113

3)"C^1,1 approximations of generalized support vector machines",Davide
La Torre and Carlo Vercellis, 125

4)"A semilocal convergence analysis for the method of tangent
hyperbolas", Ioannis K.Argyros, 137

5)"Asymptotics of the rational difference equation of third
order",S.Kalabusic, M.R.S.Kulenovic and C.B.Overdeep, 151

6)"New inequalities for convex functions with applications for the
n-entropy of a discrete random variable",S.S.Dragomir, 165

7)"Piecewise projections of de Bruijn weight classes",Gregory
L.Mayhew, 185


From: Vladik Kreinovich <>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2003 09:16:55 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Contents, Reliable Computing

Reliable Computing
Volume 10, issue 1, 2004
Mathematical Research

Set Computation for Nonlinear Control
Luc Jaulin, Stefan Ratschan, Laurent Hardouin

Global Optimization with Higher Order Inclusion Function Forms.
Part 1: A Combined Taylor-Bernstein Form
Paluri S. V. Nataraj, Ketan Kotecha

On the Significance of Digits in Interval Notation
Maarten H. van Emden


Special Session ``Set-Valued Numerics and Reliable Computing''

Interval-Related Talks at the 4th International Conference on
Frontiers in Global Optimization

Interval-Related Talks at the 22th International Conference of the
North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society NAFIPS'03

Computability and Complexity in Analysis (CCA). A View from
Interval Computations


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