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From: Peter Pacheco <>
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2004 10:24:44 -0800
Subject: FlashMob Supercomputer

The University of San Francisco is sponsoring the first FlashMob Supercomputer on

- Saturday, April 3, from 8 am to 6 pm,

in the

- Koret Center of the University of San Francisco.

We're planning to network 1200-1400 laptops with Myrinet and Foundry
Switches. We'll be running High-Performance Linpack, and we're hoping
to achieve 600 GFLOPS, which is faster than some of the Top500 fastest

We need volunteers to

- Bring their laptops: Pentium III or IV or AMD, minimum requirements
1.3 GHz with 256 MBytes of RAM
- Be table captains: help people set up laptops before running the
- Speak on subjects related to high-performance computing

For further information, please visit our website

Peter Pacheco
Department of Computer Science
University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-6630


From: Henry Wolkowicz <>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 10:54:48 -0500 (EST)
Subject: SIAM Activity Group on Optimization Newsletter

We are pleased to announce the latest issue of SIAG/OPT Views-and-News,
Volume 15, Number 1, March, 2004, edited by Luis N. Vicente.
The issue features several articles and announcements as well as
interviews with three of our most celebrated optimizers (and 'pessimizers'):
Terry Rockafellar, Mike Powell, and Bill Pulleyblank.
A hard copy will be sent to members of the SIAM Activity Group on Optimization.
An online version is available at URL:

Prof. Henry Wolkowicz


From: Springer <>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 13:27:17 +0100
Subject: New Book, Applied Mathematics: Body and Soul

New Book, Applied Mathematics: Body and Soul

Special price available for adoptions.

Lecturers intending to adopt one or more volumes should
contact Springer textbook marketing:

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

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, Goteborg, Sweden. It is
a completely new beginners course motivated by the computer revolution to
prepare students in mathematics, science and engineering for using the
manifold potential of computational mathematical modeling in these fields.

Further information on 'Applied Mathematics: Body and Soul', Tables of
Contents and sample chapters can be found at or via Springer's web site at


From: Robert Krasny <>
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 14:55:10 -0500
Subject: SIAM Great Lakes Section

The SIAM Great Lakes Section will hold its Annual Spring Meeting
on Saturday, April 24, 2004, at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
The theme of the meeting is "Numerical Solution of PDEs".

Joan Remski, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Daniel Baker, General Motors R&D Center
Douglas N. Arnold, IMA-University of Minnesota
Mark S. Gockenbach, Michigan Technological University

Further information can be found at:
Registration begins at 12noon and the program begins at 1pm.
There is no registration fee, but attendees are requested to register
online to help in the planning for the event.


From: Borne Pierre <>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 14:44:04 +0100
Subject: IMACS World Congress in Paris

The 17th IMACS World Congress will be held in Paris July 11-15, 2005. This
will coincide with the 50th Anniversary of IMACS, the International
Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation that was founded in
Brussels in 1955 (as AICA, the International Association for Analog
Computation -change of name to IMACS took place in 1976).

All topics represented within IMACS will be included in the Congress Program
from more theoretical questions in applied/computational mathematics to
relevent aspects of computer sciences and applications in the engineering,
environmental, social sciences -including disciplines whose recent growth
has been enabled by the appearance of powerful computers such as in
biomathematics, mathematical finance... Of particular interest will also be
those contributions concerned with the interface between applied and
computational mathematics.

All the details concerning this important event are available on the web
site of the congress :

Pierre BORNE
General Chair of the 17th IMACS World Congress


From: David Keyes <>
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2004 14:39:51 -0500
Subject: Conference at Courant on Domain Decomposition Methods

First Announcement:

The 16th International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods
Courant Institute, New York City
January 12-15, 2005

In cooperation with SIAM and the SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing

The 16th International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods will
be held in New York City, at the Courant Institute of Mathematical
Sciences at New York University, from Wednesday afternoon January 12
through Saturday afternoon January 16, 2005.

Domain decomposition is an active, interdisciplinary research area
concerned with the development, analysis, and implementation of
coupling and decoupling strategies in mathematical and computational
models of natural and engineered systems. Historically, it emerged
from the analysis of partial differential equations, beginning with the
work of Schwarz in 1870. Since the advent of hierarchical distributed
memory computers, it has been motivated afresh by considerations of
concurrency and locality in a wide variety of large-scale problems,
continuous and discrete. The current series of international meetings
began in Paris in 1987 and has settled into an 18-month cycle.
Meetings have been hosted in China, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico,
Norway, Russia, the UK and the USA.

Contributions to the 16th international conference are encouraged in
areas of numerical analysis, computer science, scientific and
industrial applications, and software development. The conference will
include 14 plenary lectures by leading experts and promising young
scientists, participant-initiated minisymposia, contributed talks, and

The conference is vigorous and growing in diversity of scientific
scope. It continues to draw top applied mathematical analysts, while
attracting increased attention from modelers who inject new algorithmic
challenges. It is likely that there will be short course arranged just
prior to the meeting, including an introduction to the use of open
source parallel software designed to prototype domain decomposition
algorithms. A student paper contest is also planned.

Conference organizers are currently seeking funding from a variety of
federal and industrial sources within the USA in order to keep the
registration fee low for all attendees and to provide travel
scholarships for promising graduate students.

The homepage of the international conference series on Domain
Decomposition Methods is:

A temporary homepage for the 16th international conference is at:


From: Bette Byrne <>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 13:43:38 +0000
Subject: Conference at Oxford on CFD

in association with ERCOFTAC

29 MARCH  1 APRIL 2004



This is the eighth international conference on CFD organised by the ICFD
(Institute for Computational Fluid Dynamics), a joint research organisation at
the Universities of Oxford and Reading. This Conference is organised jointly
by the ICFD and ERCOFTAC (the European Research Community On Flow, Turbulence
And Combustion). The aim of the conference, as in previous years, is to bring
together mathematicians, engineers and other scientists in the field of
computational fluid dynamics to review recent advances in mathematical and
computational techniques for modelling fluid flows.

Invited Speakers:

Remi Abgrall (Bordeaux) Jerry Brackbill (Los Alamos)
Tom Hou (CALTECH) Tony Hutton (QinetiQ Ltd)
Roland Keunings (CESAME, Louvain) Mike King (BP)
Anthony Patera (MIT) Piotr Smolarkiewicz (NCAR Boulder)
Alessandro Veneziani (Milan) Andy Wathen (Oxford)

Particular applications include high-speed flows, turbulence modelling and
biological flows. Techniques discussed will include particle methods, adjoint
methods, residual distribution schemes, multiscale modelling, adaptivity and
algebraic techniques. In addition to invited lectures the programme will include
forty contributed talks of twenty minutes and a substantial poster session.
There will be no parallel sessions.

The Bill Morton Prize
A feature of the meeting will be the fourth award of "The Bill Morton Prize"
for a paper on CFD by a young research worker. The Prize paper, chosen from
eligible contributed papers submitted for the Conference, will be presented by
the author at a special session of the Conference.

ERCOFTAC members are entitled to a 10% discount on registration fees.

Enquiries should be addressed to:

Mrs B Byrne
Institute for Computational Fluid Dynamics
Wolfson Building, Parks Road,
Oxford OX1 3QD, UK.
Phone: 44-(0)1865-273883
Fax: 44-(0)1865-273839


From: Vasco Brattka <>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2004 14:25:44 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Conference in Germany on Real Numbers and Compuers

Second call for papers
November 15-17, 2004
Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany
Web site:

Submission of manuscripts: May 1, 2004
Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2004
Revised Papers required by: September 1, 2004
Conference: November 15-17, 2004


The aim of the symposia on "Real Numbers and Computers" is to bring
together specialists from various research areas, all concerned with
problems related to computations based on real numbers. These
computations may use any number system implemented by a software
package or in hardware, including floating and fixed point, serial,
on line, continued fractions, exact, multiple precision, interval
and stochastic arithmetic.

Results are sought on both applied and fundamental questions.
Important topics discussed during these conferences include but are
not limited to:

* Foundation and properties of number systems
* Computability and complexity
* Formal aspects and automatic proof checking
* Links with number theory and automata theory
* Basic arithmetic operations
* Implementation of the standard and special functions
* Engineering of floating and fixed point algorithms
* Symbolic manipulation of numbers
* Accuracy and reliability for applications and industry
* Robust geometric algorithms and exact geometric computation
* Hardware design support and implementations

The conference will feature invited lectures and contributed talks.
Original research results and insightful analyses of current concerns
are solicited for submission. Survey and tutorial articles may be
suitable for submission if clearly identified as such.

Invited lectures:

Benno Fuchssteiner, Paderborn, Germany
Simon Plouffe, Montreal, Canada
Stefan Schirra, Magdeburg, Germany


From: Zhangxin Chen <>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 13:55:48 -0600
Subject: Conference in Beijing on Scientific Computing in Petroleum Industry

Announcement and Call for Papers

International Conference on
Scientific Computing in Petroleum Industry
August 4--7, 2004
Beijing, P.R. China

* China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC)
* Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Science (CAS)
* Science and Technology Cooperation Office, CAS
* The Major Basic Project of China

Conference Chairs:
Jiachang Sun, Institute of Software, CAS
Guanquan Zhang, Institute of Computational Mathematics, CAS

Advisory Committee:
Dakuang Han, China National Petroleum Corp., China
Zaitian Ma, Tongji University, China
Zhongci Shi, Institute of Computational Mathematics, CAS
Hengyi Zeng, China National Offshore Oil Corp., China
Zhemin Zheng, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Program Committee:
Jianwen Cao, Institute of Software, CAS
Zhangxing Chen, Southern Methodist University, USA
Qiang Du (Chair), Penn State University, USA
Longan Ying, Peking University, China
Yirang Yuan, Shandong University, China

Organizing Committee:
Zhiming Chen, Institute of Computational Mathematics, CAS
Shenghou He, China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., China
Yucheng Li (Chair), Institute of Software, CAS
Weiyuan, Wang, China National Offshore Oil Corp. China
Yingxiang Wu, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Invited Speakers:
Zhongzhi Bai, Institute of Computational Mathematics, CAS
Biondo Biondi, Stanford University, USA
Xiao-chuan Cai, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Jianwen Cao, Institute of Software, CAS
Zhangxing Chen, Southern Methodist University, USA
Jim Douglas, Jr., Purdue University, USA
Qiang Du, Penn State University, USA
Weinan E, Princeton University, USA
Richard E. Ewing, Texas A&M University, USA
Dakuang Han, China National Petroleum Corp., China
Hong Liu, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS
Wei Liu, Houston Technology Center of Baker Hughes, USA
Yunqing Huang, Xiangtan University, China
Yuanle Ma, Tsinghua University, China
Zaitian Ma, Tongji University, China
Hermilo Ramirez-Leon, Mexican Institute of Petroleum, Mexico
Thomas Russell, University of Colorado, USA
Jiachang Sun, Institute of Software, CAS, China
Xue-cheng Tai, University of Bergen, Norway
Danping Yang, Shandong University, China
Yaozhong Yang, Shengli Petroleum Administrative Bureau, China
Yirang, Yuan, Shandong University, China
Hengyi, Zeng, China National Offshore Oil Corp., China
Guanquan Zhang, Institute of Computational Mathematics, CAS
Wensheng Zhang, Institute of Computational Mathematics, CAS
Guozhong Zhao, Daqing Petroleum Administrative bureau, China

Conference Themes:
*Large scale reservoir numerical simulation: Algorithms,
applications, parallel computation, and software
*Continuation and subsurface imaging in seismic exploration
*Wavefield modeling
*Numerical computation of super-large scale algebraic equations:
linear and nonlinear solution schemes, iterative methods,
multigrid methods, and domain decomposition for reservoir simulation
*Mathematical methods in petroleum industry
*Key techniques for new generation of petroleum computing software

Conference Format:
The conference will consist of 45-minute invited
talks and 30-minute contributed talks.
The conference language is English.

Call for Papers:
Participants wishing to present a paper in a field related
to the conference themes are invited to submit
a one-page abstract in English to Dr. Hongwei Li at Please include the address, telephone, fax,
and e-mail address of the primary contact person.
The abstract can be submitted online through

Important Dates:
Deadline for title and abstract submission: April 20, 2004
Notification of acceptance of presentation: May 15, 2004
Early registration: June 15, 2004
Conference: August 4-7, 2004

IMPORTANCE: This conefernce is right before the conference:
High Performance Computing and Applications (HPCA 2004),
August 8--10, 2004, Shanghai, China. For more information
on HPCA 2004, refer to


From: Bruce Boghosian <>
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 15:02:33 -0500
Subject: Conference in Cambridge, Mass., on Discrete Fluid Dynamics

The 13th International Conference on the Discrete Simulation of Fluid
Dynamics will be held from 16-20 August 2004, hosted by Tufts
University, and headquartered at the Marriott Hotel, Kendall Square
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

Topics covered at the DSFD series of meetings include, inter alia,
lattice-gas and lattice-Boltzmann models of hydrodynamics, dissipative
particle dynamics, smoothed-particle hydrodynamics, direct simulation
Monte Carlo, stochastic rotation dynamics, molecular dynamics, hybrid
methods. There will be sessions on advances in both theory and
computation, on engineering applications of discrete fluid algorithms,
and on fundamental issues in statistical mechanics, kinetic theory,
and hydrodynamics.

We are currently accepting requests for contributed talks. Speakers
will be invited to contribute to a proceedings volume to be published
in Physica A. The possibility of a second proceedings issue for
articles on engineering applications of discrete fluid algorithms is
under consideration.

For more information, including details about speakers, registration
and hotel reservations, please consult the conference web page at:

Bruce Boghosian (Tufts University)
Jean-Pierre Boon (Universite Libre de Bruxelles)
Hudong Chen (Exa Corporation)
Peter Coveney (University College London)
Sauro Succi (Inst. for Computing Applications, Rome)
for the DSFD 2004 Organizing Committee


From: Iwasep5 <>
Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2004 16:33:31 +0100
Subject: Workshop in Germany on Accurate Solution of Eigenvalue Problems

Dear colleagues,

it is a pleasure to call your attention to the

Second Announcement and Call for Papers


Fifth International Workshop on Accurate Solution
of Eigenvalue Problems

which can be found at

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together
experts on accuracy issues in the numerical
solution of eigenvalue problems. Contributions on
neighbouring topics of Matrix Analysis and Computation
are also welcome, in fact, our rather narrow
conference title has proved to be a good
amalgam for various related research fields.

We welcome your submitting a contribution.

There will be a possibility for a limited financial
support against travel and lodging expenses.
In the case you need a financial support, please
contact me.

Kresimir Veselic (workshop manager)
LG Mathematische Physik
Fernuniversitaet Hagen
P.O. Box 940
D-58084 Hagen, Germany
Phone: +49 2331 9872721, FAX: +49 2331 9874601
Email, workshop relevant:
Email, personal:


From: Bronis R. de Supinski <>
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 12:35:05 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Workshop in Houston on OpenMP

Workshop on OpenMP Applications and Tools May 17-20, 2004 Houston, Texas

The fifth annual Workshop on OpenMP Applications and Tools (WOMPAT 2004)
has an exciting program of invited presentations, contributed talks, and a
panel session with academic and industrial participation. The meeting,
which will be held in Houston, Texas on March 17 and 18, will be followed
by a novel two-day hands-on lab session with participation by many of the
vendors who market OpenMP products. The event will be kicked off at 7 p.m. on
Sunday, May 16 at a Welcome Reception hosted by The Portland Group.

Invited Speakers
Tim Mattson
John Gustafson
Rusty Lusk
Jay Hoeflinger

Additional information about the workshop, including submission and
registration details, can be found on the website

Write to to contact the organizers directly.


From: CDM2004 <>
Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2004 15:52:33 +0100
Subject: Symposium in Stuttgart on Cohesive Frictional Materials

Dear Colleagues,

we would like to announce the 2nd international symposium on Continuous
and Discontinuous Modelling of Cohesive Frictional Materials CDM 2004.
The symposium is to be held on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th of September
2004 at the University of Stuttgart.

The first symposium on 2000 has been very successful and again we will
have contributions from outstanding experts on various aspects of
modelling cohesive frictional materials. Again the focus will be both on
the particle and on the continuum level of granular materials.

You find further information on the attached flyer and on our website of
the symposium:

Sincerely yours

Pieter Vermeer


From: Donna Bower <>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 13:47:57 -0500
Subject: Short Course at Maryland on Fast Multipole Method

Fast Multipole Method, Tree-Code and Related Approximate Algorithms.
Trading Exactness for Efficiency.

CSCAMM Program Spring 2004
Dates: April 19-30, 2004

Due to space limitations, please register/RSVP at

A two-week program on the Fast Multipole Method (FMM), Tree-code and
related algorithms will be conducted at the newly established Center for
Scientific Computation And Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM) at the
University of Maryland, College Park.

WORKSHOP 1 - Tutorials (April 19-23)
WORKSHOP 2 - Trading Exactness for Efficiency (April 26-30)


Gregory Beylkin
Shiyi Chen
Weng Chew
Ronald Coifman
Walter Dehnen
Ramani Duraiswami
Bjorn Engquist
Alexander Gray
Leslie Greengard
Michael Griebel
Nail Gumerov
Dennis Healy
Atsushi Kawai
Robert Krasny
Qing Liu
Eric Michielssen
David Mount
Derek Richardson
Vladimir Rokhlin
Eitan Tadmor
Peter Teuben
Yen-Hsi Tsai
Stephen Wandzura


From: Donna Bower <>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 13:54:30 -0500
Subject: Short Course at Maryland on Incompressible Flows

CSCAMM Program Spring 2004
May 17 - May 21, 2004

Due to space limitations, please register/RSVP at

High Reynolds number flow is a classical research theme that retains its
vitality at several levels, from real-world applications, through
physical and computational modeling, up to rigorous mathematical


Michael Brenner
Russel Caflisch
Dongho Chae
Peter Constantin
Diego Cordoba
Charles Doering
Manoussos Grillakiss
Yan Guo
Tom Hou
Dragos Iftimie
Igor Kukavica
David Levermore
Doron Levy
Fang-Hua Lin
Jian-Guo Liu
Helena Lopes
Milton Lopes
Alex Mahalov
Anna Mazzucato
Robert Pego
Steve Shkoller
Eitan Tadmor
Sijue Wu
Zhouping Xin

CSCAMM Visitor Guide:

Center for Scientific Computation And Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM)
Computer Science Instructional Center (Building #406)
University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD 20742-3289



From: Namyong Lee <>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 12:11:16 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Faculty Position at Minnesota State University

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Minnesota State
University, Mankato, invites applications for one tenure-track position
in Mathematics at the Assistant or Associate Professor level starting
August 23, 2004.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Mathematics with specialization in
biomathematics and/or stochastic processes and with a strong research
record in these areas, documented excellence in teaching, superior
communication skills with students and faculty, commitment to
multi-cultural/gender fair/disability-aware education, and the legal
right to work in the United States as of the date an offer of employment
is accepted.

Responsibilities: Teach freshman to graduate level mathematics courses,
maintain a strong research record in biomathematics and/or stochastic
processes, advise students and promote mathematics as a major,
contribute to the professional growth of the department, and develop
professional connections with other departments and the local community.

Salary commensurate with qualifications, rank and experience. Submit
letter addressing qualifications listed above, a curriculum vitae,
unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and names and phone
numbers of three professional references to:

Chair, Probationary Search Committee
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Minnesota State University, Mankato
273 Wissink Hall
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: (507) 389-1453
FAX: (507) 389-6376
TTY: 1-800-627-3529

No email applications will be accepted. Review of applications will
begin April 1, 2004 and will continue until the position is filled. An
official or certified copy of the transcripts will be required prior to
any interview as a finalist for this position. Additional information
on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at


From: Rob Womersley <>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 10:52:45 +1100 (EST)
Subject: Research Associate Positions at University of New South Wales

Research Associates (4 positions)
School of Mathematics
University of New South Wales
Syndey, Australia

Applications are invited for four Research Associate positions in the School
of Mathematics, University of New South Wales. The successful applicants will
work on one of the following projects funded by the Australian Research Council.
Applicants with proven teaching abilities may seek a variant of the position in
which 25% of the appointment is considered as a regular academic appointment
funded by the School.

1. "Nonlinear dynamics of pulse coupled oscillators", Dr Adelle Coster.

2. "Necessary and sufficient conditions in Multi-extremal global continuous
optimisation", Associate Professor Vaithilingam Jeyakumar and Professor
Alex Rubinov (University of Ballarat).

3. "Advanced computational algorithms for three dimensional systems",
Professor Ian Sloan and Dr Mahadevan Ganesh.

4. "Approximation, cubature and point designs on spheres",
Associate Professor Robert Womersley.

The full advertisement is available at

For information on the School of Mathematics see

Applications must follow the application procedure detailed in the full
advertisement, but should also send an electronic copy to the chief
investigator of the appropriate project.


From: Yvan Notay <>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2004 16:36:01 +0100
Subject: PhD Fellowship in Erlangen & Brussels

Applications are invited for a PhD position in the area of numerical
nuclear reactor simulation, within the framework of a collaboration
between SMN (Service de Metrologie Nucleaire, ULB, Brussels) and
Framatome ANP (an AREVA and Siemens company) on an industrial code
development project.

The work will be funded by Framatome ANP GmbH and pursued at Framatome
ANP GmbH in Erlangen, Germany, with foreseen periodical stays in
Brussels. The main task will be the adaptation of advanced
preconditioned iterative techniques to nuclear reactor simulation,
aimed at the acquisition of methods and procedures applicable at
industry level, which show enhanced speed and robustness compared with
techniques currently employed. The work is expected to lead to a PhD in
Applied Sciences or Mathematics, under the scientific responsibility of
Prof. Y. Notay.

The position will be funded for three years, starting in fall 2004 or
sooner, depending on candidate availability. The applicant will have the
opportunity to work in close interaction with an international team of
developers from France, Germany and the USA.

For further information and application, please contact

Prof. Y. Notay
Service de Metrologie Nucleaire
Universite Libre de Bruxelles (CP165/84)
Avenue F.D.Roosevelt, 50
1050 Bruxelles (Belgium)


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