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From: Jaromir Antoch <antoch@karlin.mff.cuni.cz>

Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 22:50:49 +0200 (MET DST)

**Subject: Medals for Gene Golub and Carlo Lauro**

Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University in Prague

awarded Gene H. Golub from Stanford University and Carlo N. Lauro

from University of Naples the Memorial medals.

The medals were awarded on the occasion of the 16th

Symposium of IASC on Computational Statistics COMPSTAT2004,

held in Prague in August 23-27, 2004, in recognition of their pioneering

achievements which considerably affected the field of computational

statistics. Both Gene Golub and Carlo Lauro have had longstanding and

fruitful collaboration with Czech researchers; the first visit of Gene

Golub to Czech Republic took place in 1965. Carlo Lauro served for many

years as President of International Association for Statistical Computing

and Vicepresident of International Statistical Institute; the first visit of

Carlo Lauro to Czech Republic took place in 1982.

Congratulations!

Jaromir Antoch and Zdenek Strakos

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From: Gene H Golub <golub@Stanford.edu>

Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2004 15:21:27 -0700 (PDT)

**Subject: Bolzano medal Awarded to Chris Paige**

The Bernard Bolzano Honorary Medal for Merits in the Mathematical

Sciences is awarded by the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

to distinguished scientists who have considerably contributed to the

development of the whole field, and who have fruitfully collaborated

with researchers in the Czech Republic.

Chris Paige was awarded the medal on the occasion of the 16th

Symposium of IASC on Computational Statistics (COMPSTAT2004) and of

the 5th workshop of the ERCIM Working Group on Matrix Computation in

Statistics, held in Prague in August 23-29, 2004.

Congratulations, Chris. It is nice to see you getting this

well-deserved recognition.

Zdenek Strakos and Gene Golub

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From: Richard S. Varga <varga@math.kent.edu>

Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 14:04:35 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: New Book, Gerschgorin and His Circles**

This is to inform you of the publication of the following new book:

Varga, R.S. (2004), Gerschgorin and His Circles, Springer Berlin

Heidelberg New York, 226 pages, ISSN 0179-3632, Library of Congress Number

2004104814

As the title suggests, this book studies the original results and

extensions of the Russian mathematician S.A. Gerschgorin, who wrote a

seminal paper in 1931 on how to easily obtain estimates of all n

eigenvalues of any given n x n complex matrix. Since the publication of

this paper, there have been many newer results spawned by his paper and

this book is the first which is devoted solely to this resulting area. As

such, it includes more recent research results, such as Brauer ovals of

Cassini and Brualdi Lemniscates and their comparisons, as well as new

research results. This book is dedicated to the late Olga Taussky-Todd and

her husband, John Todd.

The level of this book requires only a modest background in linear

algebra, and is therefore comprehensible to upper-level undergraduates and

graduate students in mathematics.

Topics considered in this book include Brauer's ovals of Cassini,

Brualdi's lemniscates, Parodi-Schneider eigenvalue inclusion sets, field

of values, the Pupkov-Solov'ev set, minimal Gerschgorin sets,

G-functions, and Householder and Robert sets for partitioned matrices.

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From: C. T. Kelley <tim_kelley@ncsu.edu>

Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 17:23:19 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Download Books on Optimization and Iterative Methods**

My books

Iterative Methods for Optimization,

number 18 in Frontiers in Applied Mathematics

and

Iterative Methods for Linear and Nonlinear Equations,

number 16 in Frontiers in Applied Mathematics

can now be freely downloaded from SIAM. The links are

http://www.siam.org/books/kelley/kelley.html

for FR 16 and

and

http://www.siam.org/books/fr18

for FR 18.

Enjoy,

-- Tim

C. T. Kelley

Department of Mathematics

North Carolina State University

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From: Olaf Schenk <olaf.schenk@unibas.ch>

Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2004 18:53:12 +0200

**Subject: Parallel Direct Solver Available**

Parallel Direct Solver PARDISO for sparse symmetric/nonsymmetric linear systems

Unix/Linux libraries of PARDISO Version 1.2.2 are now available for electronic

download and personal academic use. New features, improvements:

- Graph matching algorithms are introduced to improve numerical stability

for symmetric and nonsymmetric matrices.

- Pivoting within supernodes has been extended to the Bunch-Kaufman algorithm

for symmetric indefinite linear systems, inertia computation.

- Faster forward/backward solve.

Commercial and windows users will find PARDISO Version 1.1 in Intel's MKL

Version 7.0.

Please refer to http://www.computational.unibas.ch/cs/scicomp for further

details.

Olaf Schenk Klaus Gaertner

University Basel WIAS-Berlin

Switzerland Germany

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From: ALGORITMY 2005 <algoritm@math.sk>

Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 15:30:47 +0200 (CEST)

**Subject: Proceedings ALGORITMY 2002**

Proceedings of plenary and selected papers of ALGORITMY 2002, Conference

on Scientific Computing, have been published in two issues of Springer

journal Computing and Visualization in Science:

Vol. 6, No. 4 (2004)

Vol. 7, No. 1 (2004)

Registration for ALGORITMY 2005 is open at www.math.sk/alg2005

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From: Sever S. Dragomir <sever@csm.vu.edu.au>

Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 09:22:33 +1000

**Subject: Conference in Melbourne on Mathematical Inequalities**

Dear Colleagues,

I am very pleased to inform you that, the Second Announcement for the

International Conference on Mathematical Inequalities and their

Applications, I, December 06-08, 2004, Victoria University, Melbourne,

Australia

is now available at the web address:

http://rgmia.vu.edu.au/conference/index.html

You are advised to register and send the abstracts following the

instructions provided in the website.

Please also feel free to inform your colleagues interested to attend this

prestigious event that will take place in Melbourne at the beginning of the

Austral Summer, which is, probably, the best possible time for visiting

Australia.

I hope I will see you here in December.

With best regards,

Sever Dragomir

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From: David F Griffiths <dfg@maths.dundee.ac.uk>

Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 16:27:18 +0100

**Subject: Conference in Dundee on Numerical Analysis**

21st BIENNIAL CONFERENCE ON NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE, SCOTLAND, UK

Tuesday 28 June - Friday 1 July, 2005

Preliminary Announcement

The special invited lecture in honour of A. R. Mitchell will be given by

Professor L N Trefethen

University of Oxford

The conference will be preceded on Monday, 27 June, by talks given by

the finalists of the Leslie Fox Prize.

Further details should be available later in the summer and will be

posted on our web site

http://www.maths.dundee.ac.uk/naconf/

The proceedings of the 2003 conference contain extended abstracts of

the invited talks (papers are up to 13 pages long) as well as lists of

all contributed talks and are available, via our web site.

Conference Secretaries:

David Griffiths

Alistair Watson

Mathematics Division, The University of Dundee

Dundee DD1 4HN, Scotland, UK

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From: Julyan Cartwright <julyan@lec.ugr.es>

Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 20:24:20 +0200

**Subject: Dynamics Days in Palma de Mallorca, Spain**

Final announcement

Dynamics Days 2004

XXIV Annual Conference

13-17 September

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Online registration open until 5th September at:

http://www.imedea.uib.es/~ddays

Dynamics Days is an annual interdisciplinary conference

designed to stimulate interactions amongst researchers with

interests in dynamical systems, particularly those with

nonlinear aspects.

Dynamics Days 2004 will take place from Monday 13

September to Friday 17 September, on the campus of the

University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca,

Spain.

Confirmed invited speakers:

Roberto Artuso

Salvador Balle

Giulio Casati

Hugues Chate

Mario Feingold

Ragnar Fleischmann

Diego Gonzalez

Tsampikos Kottos

Ehud Meron

Ulrich Parlitz

Vicente Perez-Munuzuri

Jens Starke

Gabor Stepan

Misha Tsodyks

Contributed oral and poster communications by participants

form a large and important part of the meeting. Abstract submissions are

therefore enthusiastically encouraged.

Deadlines for submissions: To be considered for an oral presentation,

abstracts must be received by the organizers by 5th September. No limit

will be placed on the number of posters.

The registration fee is 350 euros; there is a reduced fee of 225 euros

for students. The fee includes the price of lunch during the conference.

There is a limited amount of funding available to enable students to

attend who could not otherwise afford to do so, especially those from

eastern Europe. Details of the funding and how to apply for it are given

on the conference Web site - see below.

Online registration and further information, including accommodation

and travel options, can be found on the conference web pages at

http://www.imedea.uib.es/~ddays

A conference poster is available from

http://www.imedea.uib.es/~ddays/imagenes/poster2004.jpg

Organizers: Oreste Piro (Palma), Julyan Cartwright (Granada), and

Theo Geisel (Goettingen)

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From: Barb Autterson <barb@sharcnet.ca>

Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 11:04:19 -0400

**Subject: Symposium in Guelph on High Performance Computing Systems**

HPCS 2005: The New HPC Culture

The 19th International Symposium on High Performance Computing Systems

and Applications

May 15-18, 2005, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, CANADA

http://www.sharcnet.ca/events/hpcs2005/

hpcs2005@sharcnet.ca

Hosted by SHARCNET

Shared Hierarchical Academic Research Computing Network

Call for Papers

HPCS is a multi-disciplinary meeting to discuss new and exciting

scientific and technical work involving High Performance Computing.

Researchers from all disciplines in the sciences, engineering,

mathematics and applied human sciences are invited to participate. All

papers will be refereed. Both oral presentations and posters sessions

will be available.

Students are particularly encouraged to submit papers.

There will be multiple parallel paper sessions as well as poster

presentations, industrial events and discussion forums.

HPCS 2005 has designated eight themes but all relevant HPC and

HPC-related research will be considered. The themes are:

1. Computational Sciences and Engineering

2. Computational Mathematics

3. Computational Challenges - frontier computations

4. Computational Infrastructure - hardware, architecture, Grid

5. HPC Tools and Software

6. Algorithms, Complexity and Theory

7. Applications of HPC - computational finance, economics,

modelling, etc.

8. HPC in the Life Sciences

All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings to be published by

the IEEE.

Formatting information is available on the conference website

(http://www.sharcnet.ca/events/hpcs2005). There is a 7 page limit on

papers. For those papers that are given poster presentations, a

description of the poster format will also be added the website.

Information about the scientific and organizing committees appears on

the website.

For more information, please email hpcs2005@sharcnet.ca

The 3rd annual OSCAR (Open Source Cluster Application Resources)

Symposium will be held in conjunction with HPCS 2005, as per below

OSCAR'05: The 3rd Annual Symposium on Open Source Cluster Application

Resources (OSCAR)

http://www.csm.ornl.gov/oscar05/

oscar05@mailhub.ornl.gov

Call for Papers

With over 130,000 downloads since its first public release in April

2001, OSCAR's popularity speaks to its effectiveness in providing

cluster installation, management, and computing software stack. OSCAR is

a snapshot of best-known methods for building, programming and using

clusters. OSCAR started as a traditional Beowulf software stack, has

expanded in recent years to embrace numerous cluster computing styles

including diskless, high-availability, scalable systems, and single

system image. The project is an open effort among industry, academic and

research groups to help simplify the setup and management of computing

clusters. Further information is available at the OSCAR web site,

http://oscar.openclustergroup.org/.

Topics of interest:

Authors are encouraged to submit papers related to OSCAR software stack

- including but not limited to the following:

* Experiences using the OSCAR environment

* Packages to consider adding to the OSCAR software stack

* Clustering Frameworks

* Cluster and Grid as it relates to OSCAR

* Experiences creating OSCAR packages

* Proposals for new OSCAR projects or distributions

* Experiences creating new OSCAR distributions

* Cluster tools

* Design proposals

* Experiences in cluster and grid computing

Submission Guidelines:

All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings to be published by

the IEEE. Formatting information will be available on the conference

website. Papers will be limited to 7-pages.

Important Dates for both HPCS 2005 and OSCAR'05:

*Submission Deadline: December 15, 2004

*Acceptance Notification: January 31, 2005

*Revision Deadline: February 14, 2005

Submit papers via hpcs2005@sharcnet.ca or oscar05@mailhub.ornl.gov

Barb Autterson

Administrative Assistant

SHARCNET

Western Science Centre, Room 143

The University of Western Ontario

London, ON, N6A 5B7

Ph: (519) 661-2111 x81450

Fax: (519) 850-2500

E: <mailto:barb@sharcnet.ca> barb@sharcnet.ca

<http://www.sharcnet.ca> www.sharcnet.ca

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From: Julie Mitchell <mitchell@math.wisc.edu>

Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2004 13:56:44 -0500

**Subject: DOE Workshop in Portland on Multiscale Mathematics**

DOE Multiscale Mathematics Workshop III

September 21-23, Portland OR

Registration and Information available at: http://multiscalemath.pnl.gov

There is currently a pressing need to build predictive capabilities that

can resolve the behavior of physical, chemical, and biological systems

at different spatio-temporal scales, which will help achieve deeper

understanding of the behavior of these systems and apply this

understanding to solve many problems facing the Office of Science and

the Department of Energy in General. Over the past decade, improvements

in the numerical and computational algorithms, combined with the

increase in computing power, have stimulated scientists to build more

complex mathematical models in various domain application areas, which

rely on lesser number of simplifying assumptions. In these models, the

multiscale nature of physical systems is apparent, e.g., in materials

science, biological systems, chemistry, complex flows, etc. These models

are thus highly complex and our success in using these models to solve

problems hinges upon a deeper understanding of their mathematical structure.

The DOE is in the process of developing a roadmap for future investments

by the DOE in multiscale mathematics and is seeking input from the

engineering, mathematics, and scientific communities through a series of

workshops. The current workshop is the third of a series of DOE Workshop

on Multiscale Mathematics which are held to draw community input needed

to develop the Multiscale Mathematics roadmap; see the websites:

http://www.math.colostate.edu/~estep/doe_multiscale/DOE_Multiscale_2.html

http://www-fp.mcs.anl.gov/multiscale-workshop/

for information regarding the previous two workshops. This community

effort is inspired by the FY 2005 budget, which includes $8,500,000 for

the new "Atomic to Macroscopic Mathematics" (AMM) research effort. This

funding is intended to provide the Applied Mathematics research that is

needed to break through the current barriers in our understanding of

complex physical processes that occur on a wide range of interacting

length- and time-scales and the mathematical structure of their models.

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From: Eldad Haber <haber@mathcs.emory.edu<

Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 05:53:22 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Emory University**

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral fellowship in Image Registration

at the Mathematics and Computer Science Dept at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

The successful candidate will be a part of a research team in computational

science collaborating with scientists at Emory Medical School as well as

with scientists at Carnegie Melon, U. Penn, Columbia and Argonnne National Lab.

The main areas of interest include: Numerical methods for PDE's, Optimization

and their application to Image Registration. Programming in MATLAB is a must

and programming in any other lower level language is a plus.

For details, send an email to Eldad Haber

haber@mathcs.emory.edu

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From: Tammy Kolda <tgkolda@sandia.gov>

Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2004 14:31:35 -0700

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Sandia National Laboratories**

Postdoctoral Research Position at Sandia National Laboratories,

Computational Sciences and Mathematics Research Department, Distributed

Information Systems Center

The Computational Sciences and Mathematics Research Department

(http://csmr.ca.sandia.gov) within the Distributed Information Systems

Center at Sandia National Laboratories is seeking highly motivated and

talented researchers in computational science to apply for a

postdoctoral research position in Livermore, California. While all

applicants will be considered, preference will be given to those whose

research is directly or indirectly related to optimization.

Applicants must have (or soon have) a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in

mathematics, statistics, computer science or a related engineering or

science discipline. Applicants should also have experience in

optimization and numerical analysis. Interest in large-scale parallel

computing, experience in numerical software development, and the proven

ability to work in a collaborative research environment is highly desirable.

Sandia maintains strong research programs in a variety of areas,

including computational mathematics, algorithms, computational

physics/engineering, and advanced systems software and tools. The Center

supports a unique computing environment that includes several high

performance parallel computers.

The position includes a competitive salary and benefits and a

professional travel allowance. Applications will be accepted through Oct

2004 or until the position is filled. Applicants should send a

curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and names of three

people who will supply letters of reference to:

Tamara G. Kolda

Sandia National Laboratories

P.O. Box 969, MS 9217

Livermore, CA 94551

Or by email to:

Tamara Kolda (tgkolda@sandia.gov) and Steve Thomas (swthoma@sandia.gov).

Electronic applications are preferred.

Sandia National Labs is a U.S. Department of Energy multiprogram

laboratory, operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary

Lockheed Martin Corporation, with locations in Albuquerque, NM and

Livermore, CA.

Equal Opportunity Employer. Drug-free workplace. U.S. Citizenship is

normally required.

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From: Li Jing <lijing@icmsec.cc.ac.cn>

Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 11:10:33 +0800

**Subject: Contents, Journal of Computational Mathematics**

Volume 22 Number 5 September 2004

M.H. Farag

A Stability Theorem for Constrained Optimal Control

Problems

633-640

Lie-heng Wang, He Qi

A Locking-free Scheme of Nonconforming Rectangular

Finite Element for the Planar Elasticity

641-650

Ding-guo Pu, Yan Zhou, Hai-yan Zhang

A QP Free Feasible Method

651-660

Chang-feng Ma

Convergence of an Alternating A-$\phi$ Scheme for

Quasi-Magnetostatic Eddy Current Problem

661-670

Hua Dai

Computing a Nearest P-symmetric Nonnegative Definite

Matrix under Linear Restriction

671-680

Jian-yu Pan, Zhong-zhi Bai

On the Convergence of Waveform Relaxation Methods

for Linear Initial Value Problems

681-698

Zhi-yong Zhao, Jian-wei Hu

The Upwind Finite Element Scheme and Maximum

Principle for Nonlinear Convection-diffusion Problem

699-718

Jin Huang, Tao L\"u

The Mechanical Quadrature Methods and Their Extrapolation

for Solving BIE of Steklov Eigenvalue Problems

719-726

Yang Xu, Jing-jun Zhao, Ming-zhu Liu

H-stability of Runge-Kutta Methods with Variable Stepsize

for System of Pantograph Equations

727-734

Ju-liang Zhang, Jian Chen

A Smoothing Levenberg-Marquardt Type Method for LCP

735-752

Li-ping He, Shun-kai Sun

The Prediction-correction Legendre Collocation Method

for Nonlinear Evolutionary Problems

753-768

Hong-yu Liu, Geng Sun

Symplectic RK Methods and Symplectic PRK Methods with Real Eigenvalues

769-776

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