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From: Gaurav Marwah <>
Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2004 11:22:53 -0500
Subject: Quadratic Constraint Problem


I am working on a problem which requires solving a quadratic constraint
problem. The model for this problem is given below.

Parameters: matrix a(i,j), matrix b(i,k)

varaiables : d, vector x(i), vector y(j)
Objective : Maximize d
sum( (i,j), x(i)*y(j)*a(i,j)) - d >= sum(i,x(i)*b(i,k)) forall k =1...K
sum(i,x(i)) = 1
sum(j,y(j)) = 1

Bounds: x(i) >= 0 forall i, y(j) >= 0 forall j

Note: the parameters matrices a(i,j) and b(i,k) can be be transformed into
matrices of all positive or all negative real numbers if required.

Clearly one approach is to use any package that solves a non linear
programs(NLP) (infact I am implementing it using "donlp", and might try
on "lingo" or "knitro" as well, I am not sure which one is best suited)

The other possiblity in which I am intersted and where I can use some help is
to explore if this problem can be represented as a second order conic
problem(SOCP), in which case polynomial time solution would be possible using
interior point methods and there are some packages that can do that probably
"CPLEX" can do it. I have a feeling that it might be converted into a problem
with hyperbolic constraints (second order rotated cones), but my knowledge in
modelling NLPs is very limited.

In case, the problem cannot be modelled as a SOCP, can somebody suggest an
appropriate NLP solver that would be most suitable for this problem.
Infact knowing the reason why can this problem not be modelled as an SOCP
or may be semidefinite program would be intresting to me too.

Thanks and Regards,
Gaurav Marwah


From: Ismael Vaz <>
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2004 11:00:54 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time)
Subject: NSIPS available in the NEOS server

Dear NA readers,

I am pleased to announce that the NSIPS (Nonlinear Semi-Infinite
Programming Solver) is back again to the NEOS server.

See for the NEOS server or for the NSIPS page.

We thank Hans Mittelmann for installing and hosting the solver.

Ismael Vaz
Minho University - Portugal


From: Evgenii Rudnyi <>
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 12:27:58 +0200
Subject: Model Reduction for Finite Elements

Dear colleagues,

I would like to announce mor4ansys - a tool to perform model reduction
for finite element models developed in ANSYS. The source code for
mor4ansys is distributed under the GPL license

The goal of our tool is to employ the recent mathematical model
reduction algorithms for the finite elements models. In our experience
for thermal and structural mechanics problems, the transient and
harmonic response of the FE models up to a dimension of 300 000 can be
well approximated by a reduced model of a dimension of less than 30.

mor4ansys is designed to work with ANSYS but it can be employed for any
finite element package as well. First, it can read the high dimensional
system matrices in Market Matrix format. Second, you can plug another
FE package at the code level. I believe that this should not be too
difficult provided you have access to system matrices. Please contact
me if you have problems.

Best wishes,

Evgenii Rudnyi
Institut fuer Mikrosystemtechnik IMTEK
Universitaet Freiburg


From: Ron Kimmel <>
Date: Sat, 5 Jun 2004 16:09:17 -0700
Subject: Conference in Germany on Scale-Space and PDEs in Computer Vision

The Fifth International Conference on
Scale-Space and PDE Methods in Computer Vision
Schloesschen Schoenburg
Hofgeismar, Germany, April 7-9, 2005


Scale-space techniques and methods based on partial differential
equations (PDEs) have become widely used tools in image processing
and computer vision.
They include a variety of methods such as linear scale-spaces,
nonlinear diffusion filtering, geometric flows, adaptive scalable
kernels, level set methods, variational techniques, and continuous-
scale morphology.

This conference deals with all aspects of these techniques, including
- theoretical foundations
(axiomatic foundations, well-posedness, differential-geometric aspects,
relations to other multiscale paradigms, biological relevance),
- discrete and numerical aspects
(discrete theories, efficient numerical methods),
- applications in image processing and computer vision
(image restoration, shape analysis, grouping, segmentation,
motion, stereo, registration)
- applications in other fields
(biomedical applications, industrial inspection, security).

It is the fifth conference in a series of successful biannual meetings
held in Utrecht, Corfu, Vancouver and Skye.
It will take place in a little castle (Schloesschen Schoenburg) in a
scenic place near the small town of Hofgeismar, Germany. The conference
is sponsored by the German Pattern Recognition Society (DAGM).

It is planned to publish the proceedings in the Springer Lecture
Notes in Computer Science Series. Selected papers will appear in
a special issue of the International Journal of Computer Vision.
Prospective authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts of not
more than 12 pages in Springer LNCS format by October 1, 2004.


Paper submission: October 1, 2004
Notification of authors: November 22, 2004
Reduced conference fee deadline: December 6, 2004
Camera-ready papers: December 15, 2004
Conference: April 7-9, 2005:


Ron Kimmel (Technion, Haifa, Israel)
Nir Sochen (Tel-Aviv University, Israel)
Joachim Weickert (Saarland University, Germany)


Luis Alvarez (Las Palmas, Spain)
Alfred Bruckstein (Haifa, Israel)
Vicent Caselles (Barcelona, Spain)
Antonin Chambolle (Paris, France)
Tony Chan (Los Angeles, USA)
Yunmei Chen (Gainesville, USA)
Laurent Cohen (Paris, France)
Daniel Cremers (Los Angeles, USA)
Rachid Deriche (Sophia-Antipolis, France)
Olivier Faugeras (Sophia-Antipolis, France)
Michael Felsberg (Linkoeping, Sweden)
Luc Florack (Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
Lewis Griffin (London, UK)
Atsushi Imiya (Chiba, Japan)
Paul Jackway (St Lucia, Australia)
Peter Johansen (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Michael Kerckhove (Richmond, USA)
Renaud Keriven (Paris, France)
Georges Koepfler (Paris, France)
Pierre Kornprobst (Sophia-Antipolis, France)
Tony Lindeberg (Stockholm, Sweden)
Petros Maragos (Athens, Greece)
Riccardo March (Rome, Italy)
Pavel Mrazek (Prague, Czech Republic)
Karol Mikula (Bratislava, Slovakia)
Mila Nikolova (Paris, France)
Mads Nilsen (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Stanley Osher (Los Angeles, USA)
Ole Fogh Olsen (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Nikos Paragios (Paris, France)
Steve Pizer (Chapel Hill, USA)
Bart ter Haar Romeny (Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
Martin Rumpf (Duisburg, Germany)
Otmar Scherzer (Innsbruck, Austria)
Christoph Schnoerr (Mannheim, Germany)
Fiorella Sgallari (Bologna, Italy)
Jayant Shah (Boston, USA)
Kaleem Siddiqi (Montreal, Canada)
Stefano Soatto (Los Angeles, USA)
Jon Sporring (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Hugues Talbot (North Ryde, Australia)
Rein van den Boomgaard (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Baba C. Vemuri (Gainesville, USA)
Luminita Vese (Los Angeles, USA)


Peter Basser (NIH, Bethesda, USA)
Achi Brandt (Weizmann, Rehovot, Israel)
Michael Unser (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland)

For more details, see


From: Raimondas Ciegis <>
Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2004 19:36:07 +0200 (WET)
Subject: Conference in Lithuania Mathematical Modelling and Analysis

First Announcement
10th International Conference
"Mathematical Modelling and Analysis"
2nd International Conference
"Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics"

June 1 - 5, 2005, Trakai, Lithuania

Conference organizers:

The European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI),
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University,
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics,
Vilnius University,
Journal Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics.


The Conference focuses on various aspects of mathematical
modelling and usage of finite difference and finite element
methods for numerical solution of modern problems of
science and engineering. It aims, in particular, at
fostering cooperation among practitioners and theoreticians in this field.
Another very important goal of the MMA and CMAM meetings is
to assist the creation and maintenance of contacts between scientists from
the West and the East. Working language of the Conference is English.

The basic topics:

Analysis of numerical methods for solving problems of mathematical physics;
Parallel algorithms and parallel computing;
Application of numerical methods to engineering problems;
Analysis of ODE and PDE problems and applications;
Navier - Stokes equations and Computational Fluid Dynamics;
Image processing; Financial mathematics and mathematics in economics;
Scientific computation. The scientific program includes invited plenary
talks (40 min) and contributed talks (20 min). We also invite
participants to organize minisymposiums. The format for a minisymposium
might be a principal lecture and a number of communications of 15-20
minutes given by the other speakers. The minisymposia will be
scheduled in parallel sessions.

International Organizing Committee:

R.~{\v C}iegis (Lithuania - Chairman), P.~Matus (Belarus - Vice-chairman),
A.~{\v S}tikonas (Lithuania - Scientific secretary),
R.~Belevi{\v c}ius (Lithuania), A.~Buikis (Latvia),
I.~Gaishun(Belarus), P.~Hemker (Netherlands), O.~Iliev (Germany),
A.~Iakubenia(Belarus), F.~Ivanauskas (Lithuania), A.~Krylovas (Lithuania),
R.~Lazarov (USA),M.~Meil{\= u}nas (Lithuania), H.~Neunzert (Germany),
A.~Pedas (Estonia),U.~Raitums (Latvia), A.~Reinfelds (Latvia),
J.~Rokicki (Poland),M.~Sapagovas (Lithuania), P.~Vabishchevich (Russia),
G.~Vainikko (Estonia),A.~Zemitis (Latvia)

Abstracts and Proceedings:

Authors are requested to send an abstract (1 page)
before March 30, 2005. Instructions and a style file for
the preparation of the abstracts are available at

Conference materials:

The selected papers of the Conference will be published in
Vol.10 of "Mathematical Modelling and Analysis
"(The Baltic Journal on Mathematical Applications,
Numerical Analysis and Differential
Equations), and in Vol.5 of Journal "Computational Methods
in Applied Mathematics" papers will be peer-reviewed.

Correspondence address:

Dr. A. {\v S}tikonas (MMA2005 & CMAM2),
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics,
Akademijos 4, LT-08663,Vilnius, Lithuania
Ph.: (+370) 5 210 97 34, (+370) 5 269 89 28,
Fax: (+370) 5 272 92 09
Questions regarding MMA2005 & CMAM2 should be addressed to
To receive the Second Announcement you must register at:
or to fill the registration form and send it by e-mail.


From: J. Levesley <>
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 12:00:59 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Conference in Chester on Algorithms for Approximation


July 18-23, 2005

The Roman City of Chester, UK, will host the fifth International Algorithms for
Approximation Conference. This conference brings together approximation
theorists and practical users of approximation theory, both from academia and
industry, for a sharing of ideas and practices. The previous conferences in this
series have been very successful, the last having over 100 delegates, and the
speakers, as in previous years, are world leaders in their fields.


R Beatson Christchurch, NZ
C Burges Microsoft (US)
N Dyn Tel Aviv, Israel
C Farmer Schlumberger and Oxford, UK
A Forbes NPL, UK
A Iske Munich, Germany
A Kunoth Bonn, Germany
C Manni Rome, Italy
M Neamtu Vanderbilt (US)
E Quak SINTEF, Norway
M Unser Lausanne, Switzerland
E Weniger Regensburg, Germany

There will also be special sessions on RBFs, data mining, machine learning,
automotive applications, metrology, wavelets, fast evaluation, and imaging.

For further information see the web page

Organisers: Jeremy Levesley (Leicester, UK), John Mason (Huddersfield, UK),
Andrew Crampton (Huddersfield, UK), Neville Ford (Chester, UK)


From: Karol Mikula <>
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2004 13:46:47 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: Conference in Slovakia on Scientific Computing


ALGORITMY 2005 - Conference on Scientific Computing
High Tatra Mountains - Podbanske, Slovakia, March 13-18, 2005

Scientific Programme Committee:

E.Baensch (Berlin), P.Brunovsky (Bratislava), G.Dziuk (Freiburg),
W.Jaeger (Heidelberg), J.Kacur (Bratislava), J.Komornik (Bratislava),
K.Mikula (Bratislava), M. Rumpf (Duisburg), J.A.Sethian (Berkeley),
F.Sgallari (Bologna), Z.Strakos (Praha), D.B.Szyld (Philadelphia),
M.Vajtersic (Salzburg), G.Wittum (Heidelberg)

ALGORITMY (Algorithms) represents the oldest Central-European series
of international high level scientific meetings devoted to applied
mathematics and computational sciences and engineering.
The 17th ALGORITMY conference will be devoted to computational
methods, their analysis, algorithmic realization and application
to real-world problems arising from but not restricted to
natural sciences, engineering, technology, medicine and finance.
Among the traditional topics we could name

- computational fluid dynamics,
- nonlinear heat and mass transfer,
- modelling of flow in porous media,
- image processing and computer vision,
- data analysis and pattern recognition,
- free boundary problems,
- inverse problems,
- computational geometry and grid generation,
- computational finance,
- scientific visualization,
- software for scientific computations.

In solving real-world problems, applications of modern numerical methods
(as finite elements, finite volumes and finite differences)
is accompanied by solving the arising systems of equations.
ALGORITMY 2005 will be organized in collaboration with the meeting
"Computational Linear Algebra with Applications",
held in Milovy, Czech Republic, in 1997 and 2002.
That part focuses, in addition to some topics mentioned above, on

- direct and iterative methods for large linear algebraic systems,
- preconditioning techniques,
- optimization and nonlinear algebraic problems,
- eigenvalue problems,
- numerical stability.

The list of speakers and topics covered by plenary lectures:

Peter Bastian (University of Heidelberg, Germany):
Computational Methods in Flow in Porous Media

Martin Burger (University of California, Los Angeles, USA):
Level Set Methods for Shape Optimization and Reconstruction

Marc Droske (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany):
Numerical Methods for Second and Fourth-Order Geometric Diffusion Problems

Oliver Ernst (TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany):
Computational Aspects of the Stochastic Finite Element Method

Miloslav Feistauer (Karlova Univerzita Praha, Czech Republic):
Methods of Computational Fluid Dynamics

Geoffrey C. Fox (Indiana University, USA):
Grid Computing

Alison Ramage (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK):
Performance Characteristics of Multigrid for the Two-Dimensional
Convection-Diffusion Equation

Thomas F. Russell (University of Colorado, Denver, USA):
Eulerian-Lagrangian Modeling of Multiphase Multicomponent Transport in
Porous Media

Guillermo Sapiro (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA):
Geometric PDEs in Image Processing and Computer Vision

Alessandro Sarti (University of Bologna, Italy):
Geometric Models in Vision's Cognitive Neuroscience

Daniel Sevcovic (Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia)
Parameter Estimation for Interest Rate Models

Daniel B. Szyld (Temple University Philadelphia, USA):
Reducing the Cost of Krylov Subspace Methods: Inexact and Truncated Versions

Eleuterio F. Toro (University of Trento, Italy):
The Generalised Riemann Problem and the ADER Schemes of Arbitrary Accuracy

Axel Voigt (Stiftung CAESAR, Bonn, Germany):
Multiscale Simulations of Epitaxial Crystal Growth

Further information as well as electronic registration for ALGORITMY 2005
available at


From: Husnu Ata Erbay <>
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 08:43:50 +0300
Subject: Workshop in Istanbul on Differential Equations


15-17 September 2004
Istanbul Technical University Macka Campus, Istanbul, Turkey

The workshop aims to bring together researchers working in the following
areas: dynamical systems approach to differential equations; partial
differential equations and their analysis; numerical methods for
partial/ordinary differential equations. The topics that will be
addressed include, but are not restricted to: PDE methods in calculus of
variations, equations of compressible fluid dynamics, stability of
shocks, conservation laws, lattice dynamical systems, numerical analysis
as a means of extracting dynamics, spectral and pseudospectral methods
for PDEs.

Invited Speakers (confirmed):
C. Bardos (University of Paris VII, France),
P. Constantin (University of Chicago, USA),
M. G. Crandall (University of Santa Barbara, USA),
L. C. Evans (University of Berkeley, USA),
E. Feireisl (Mathematical Institute, Academy of Sciences, CR),
I. Kevrekidis (Princeton University, USA),
H. Kocak (University of Miami, USA),
X. B. Lin (North Carolina State University, USA),
J. Mallet-Paret (Brown University, USA),
K. M. Mischaikow (Georgia Technical University, USA),
L. Nirenberg (NYU-Courant Institute, USA),
K. Palmer (National Taiwan University, Taiwan),
H. M. Soner (Koc University, Turkey),
E. S. Titi (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel),
L. N. Trefethen (Oxford University, UK),
K. R. Zumbrun (Indiana University, USA).

Scientific Committee: A. Askar (Koc University, Turkey), C. Bardos
(University of Paris VII, France), P. Constantin (University of Chicago,
USA), O. Celebi (Middle East Technical University, Turkey), H. Demiray

[Editor note: Remainder of announcement truncated by nonstandard character.]


From: Simon Malham <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 12:38:25 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Workshop in Edinburgh on Lie Group Methods and Control Theory

Workshop on Lie group methods and control theory

28 June to 1 July 2004, Edinburgh

The goal of this workshop is to provide a platform for
interaction between international leading researchers, combining
theorists at the forefront of geometric integration with those at
the leading edge in the theory of geometric control.
Invited participants include specialists in the application
and use of these techniques in robotics, mechanical control,
computer vision and optical motion capture.

The meeting will be held at the headquarters of ICMS
at 14 India St. The Workshop will run for four full
days, starting in the morning of Monday 28 June and
finishing in the afternoon of Thursday 1 July.

Scientific Organising Committee

Uwe Helmke (University of Wurzburg)
Desmond Higham (University of Strathclyde)
Arieh Iserles (Chair - University of Cambridge)
Luciano Lopez (University of Bari)
Simon Malham (local organiser - Heriot-Watt University)

Attendance is by invitation only and numbers are strictly
limited. Some places remain which are open to attendees from
the UK. Those interested in taking part should contact the
local organiser - - some financial support
will be available. The organisers will be able to reimburse
participants for the majority of their accomodation costs
and to make a contribution to travel. Applications from
PhD students and younger researchers are welcome.

Conference webpage and further details:

The meeting is supported by:

ICIAM'99 Fund
London Mathematical Society

We wish to thank the following for their contribution to
the success of the conference:

European Office of Aerospace Research and Development (EOARD),
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, United States Air
Force Research Laboratory


From: Joerg Fliege <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 16:47:58 +0200
Subject: Workshop in Dresden on Applied Optimization

Challenges, Models, and Methods
October 7--8, 2004
Technische Universitaet Dresden

The exchange of ideas and know-how in modeling and solving
practical optimization problems.

Contributions with respect to new developments and challenges
in (but not restricted to) the fields

* Structural optimization,
* Mobile communication technology,
* Algorithms for nonlinear optimization,
* Multicriteria optimization,
* Global optimization,
* Surrogate optimization,
* Cutting and packing problems,
* Data classification, and
* Heuristics.

are welcome.


Wolfgang Achtziger (Universitaet Dortmund, Germany)
On Problems with Switch-Off Constraints

Andreas Bortfeldt (Fernuniversitaet Hagen, Germany)
Heuristics for Cutting and Packing Problems with Rectangular Items -
Experiences and Prospects

Emilio Carrizosa (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain)
Multicriteria Decision Making via Support Vector Machines

Stefan Dempe (Technische Universitaet Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany)
Inverse Linear Optimization

Houyuan Jiang (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Reformulations and Computational Results for Hub Center and
Covering Problems

Joaquim J. Judice (Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal)
Algorithms and Applications for Mathematical Programming Problems
with Complementarity Constraints

Ulrike Maier (Fraunhofer-Institut Sank Augustin, Germany)
Optimization for Applications in Metal Forming, Structure and
Crash Simulation

Kaisa Miettinen (Helsinki School of Economics, Finland)
Using the Interactive NIMBUS Method for Solving Multiobjective
Optimization Problems in Paper Making Processes

Todd Munson (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
Mesh Shape Quality Optimization

Michael Soellner (Bell Labs Advanced Technology Lab, Germany)
Optimization Strategies for Planning and Operating Future Mobile Networks

Luis N. Vicente (Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal)
Variable Geometry in Derivative-Free Optimization


We invite you to contribute to the Workshop on Applied Optimization 2004
in Dresden. Please send the title of your paper and your affiliation to the
organizers as early as possible since the number of contributed talks is

A short abstract is required either as plain text (preferred) or as
LaTex-file. It must not exceed half a page. The abstract has to be sent
by email to one of the organizers by SEPTEMBER 10, 2004.


All Attendees must register by SEPTEMBER 10, 2004 by sending an email to
one of the organizers. There will be NO conference fees.


Andreas Fischer
Institute of Numerical Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
Dresden University of Technology
D-01062 Dresden
Phone: +49-351-4633-4148
Fax: +49-351-4633-4268

Joerg Fliege
Institute for Applied Mathematcs
Department of Mathematics
University of Dortmund
D-44221 Dortmund
Phone: +49-231-755-5415
Fax: +49-231-755-5416


From: Jens Burmeister <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 10:06:49 +0200
Subject: Seminar in Kiel on Numerical Analysis in Quantum Chemistry

Dear na-netters,

The scientific programme (timetable, abstracts, etc.) of the

1st Scientific Computing Seminar
Numerical Analysis in Quantum Chemistry
Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Germany
June 28th to 30th, 2004

organized by

Reinhold Schneider (CAU Kiel),
Wolfgang Hackbusch (MPI Leipzig)
Bernd Hartke (CAU Kiel).

is now online. Please visit our website

for detailed information.

With best regards
Jens Burmeister


From: Moritz Diehl <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 11:56:35 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: Short Course in Heidelberg on Dynamic Process Optimization

Dear colleagues,

I would like to draw your attention to the following two day course on
dynamic process optimization that is addressed to practitioners
from both academia and industry:

A Tutorial Course on Nonlinear Optimization and Optimal Control

October 7-8, 2004
Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing
University of Heidelberg, Germany

Organized by:
H.G. Bock, U. Brandt-Pollmann, M. Diehl, K. Mombaur, P. Riede,
S. Sager, J.P. Schloeder, and the Graduiertenkolleg
"Complex Processes: Modeling, Simulation and Optimization"

Optimization plays a crucial role in the design of industrial
processes, due to the desire to save valuable resources, meet
ambitious production goals, and achieve the best possible profit
margins. Often the processes under consideration are nonlinear and
dynamic by nature, and complex dynamic optimization or optimal control
problems need to be formulated and solved. Recent years have seen
rapid progress in this area, both algorithmically and in terms of
solvable applications.

The aim of the workshop is to give a tutorial introduction into
state-of-the-art techniques for the solution of nonlinear optimal
control problems. We also discuss recent application examples from
academia and industry to illustrate the practical potential of current
dynamic optimization algorithms.

Registration deadline: August 1st, 2004.

Dr.-Carl-Benz-Platz 2
D-68526 Ladenburg


From: Dominique Chapelle <>
Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2004 15:26:34 +0200
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at INRIA-Rocquencourt

INRIA-Rocquencourt has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow to work on
the modeling and numerical simulations of specific heart diseases (such
as ichaemia), using a computational mechanics model of cardiac behavior.
The ultimate objective is to provide cardiologists with a decisional
tool to investigate the impact of certain treatments (surgical
procedure, pacemaker implantation...) on an impaired organ. Hence the
work will be carried out in a collaborative environment including
medical doctors.

Duration: 9-12 months
Location: INRIA-Rocquencourt (Paris area)

Applicants should have a PhD in numerical analysis or computational
mechanics (non-linear solid mechanics more particularly relevant), and a
strong motivation for biomedical applications. Non-French candidates
from the European Union (and associated states), no more than 30 years
old, are particularly encouraged, although all top-level applications
will definitely be considered.

Applications to be submitted by email to


From: Bart Truyen <>
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2004 16:46:52 +0200
Subject: PhD Studentship at Free University Belgium

The Department of Electronics and Information Processing (ETRO) of the
Vrije Universiteit Brussel invites applications for the following research
positions. More detailed information can be found on the accompanying web
pages at

Ph.D. studentship in numerical analysis and its applications in inverse problems

Applications are invited for a Ph.D. studentship in the areas of numerical
analysis and inverse problems. The candidate is expected to conduct research
on the numerical aspects of Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT, also known
as resistance imaging). Particular emphasis will be on the development and
application of subspace methods for the solution of structured nonlinear problem formulations. The remarkable stability properties of these methods will be
further studied based on the concept of principle angles.

Inquiries should be addressed to Bart Truyen,,
tel. +32-2-629.39.54, Department of Electronics and Information Processing
(ETRO), Vrije Universiteit Brussel - VUB, Pleinlaan 2, B-1050


From: Hans Schneider <>
Date: Sat, 5 Jun 2004 17:42:09 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Contents, Linear Algebra and its Applications

* Linear Algebra and its Applications
Volume 385, (1 July 2004)
Special Issue in honor of Peter Lancaster
Special Editors H. Bart, I. Koltracht, A. Markus and L. Rodman

* Linear Algebra and its Applications
Volume 386, (15 July 2004)
Special Issue on the Conference on Numerical Solution of Markov Chains 2003
Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA, 3 - 5 September 2003
Edited by W. Grassmann, C. Meyer, B. Stewart and D. Szyld

Due to a system problem, these tables of contents cannot be retrieved.
To access the TOC in ScienceDirect, click the particular hyperlink.
The TOC is freely available, however accessing full papers requires
a subscription by your institution to ScienceDirect or to LAA.


From: Iain Duff <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 14:15:51 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Contents, IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis


Contents of Volume 24, Number 3

A. Iserles
On the numerical quadrature of highly-oscillating integrals
I: Fourier transforms.
pp 365-391

M. Levitin and E. Shargorodsky
Spectral pollution and second-order relative spectra for self-adjoint
pp 393-416

E.B. Davies and M. Plum
Spectral pollution.
pp 417-438

W. McLean and V. Thom\'ee
Time discretization of an evolution equation via Laplace transforms.
pp 439-463

R. Cautr\`es, R. Herbin and F. Hubert
The Lions domain decomposition algorithm on non-matching cell-centred finite
volume meshes.
pp 465-490

V. Girault, R. Glowinski and H. Lopez
Domain decomposition and mixed method for a linear parabolic boundary value
pp 491-520

Z. Belhachmi
Residual a posteriori error estimates for a 3D mortar finite-element
method: the Stokes system.
pp 521-546


From: Chi-Wang Shu <>
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2004 12:45:45 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing

Journal of Scientific Computing
Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers

Volume 21, Number 1, August 2004

An Antidiffusive Entropy Scheme for Monotone Scalar
Conservation Laws
F. Bouchut, pp.1-30.

Moving Mesh Method with Error-Estimator-Based Monitor
and Its Applications to Static Obstacle Problem
R. Li, W. B. Liu, H. P. Ma, pp.31-55.

Stable and Accurate Artificial Dissipation
Ken Mattsson, Magnus Svard, Jan Nordstrom, pp.57-79.

Least-Squares Spectral Collocation for the Navier-Stokes
Wilhelm Heinrichs, pp.81-90.

A Fast Spectral Subtractional Solver for Elliptic Equations
Elena Braverman, Boris Epstein, Moshe Israeli, Amir Averbuch,

Volume 21, Number 2, October 2004

High Order Computation of the History Term in the Equation
of Motion for a Spherical Particle in a Fluid
P. Alexander, pp.129-143.

Perturbation Analysis and Simulation Study of the Effects of
Phase on the Classical Hydrogen Atom Interacting with
Circularly Polarized Electromagnetic Radiation
Daniel C. Cole, Yi Zou, pp.145-172.

Particle-in-Cell Simulations with Kinetic Electrons
J. L. V. Lewandowski, pp.173-192.

On Strong Stability Preserving Time Discretization Methods
Inmaculada Higueras, pp.193-223.

A Comparative Study of Time Advancement Methods for Solving
Navier-Stokes Equations
T. K. Sengupta, A. Dipankar, pp.225-250.


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