NA Digest Saturday, September 25, 2004 Volume 04 : Issue 39

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From: Christopher Baker <>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 20:08:49 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Charles William Clenshaw

I have been asked to convey to colleagues on na-net the sad news that C.
W. Clenshaw, emeritus professor of mathematics at Lancaster University
[England], and previously at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington,
has died today, September 23rd. Colleagues and friends knew him as either
Chas., Charlie, or Bill; his contributions to approximation and numerical
analysis are well known.

Peter Turner ( is compiling a collection of memories/
comments about Chas which he will then transmit to the family. Anyone who
wishes to is invited to send a contribution to the address above.

Christopher Baker and Peter Turner


From: Nick Trefethen <>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 13:49:36 GMT
Subject: Gutknecht 60th Birthday


On October 1, Prof. Martin Gutknecht of the ETH in Zurich will celebrate
his 60th birthday. In addition to many contributions in approximation
theory, numerical complex analysis, supercomputing, and other areas,
Martin is known as one of the leading figures in the development and
application of iterative methods of numerical linear algebra. He shares
his birthday with Vladimir Horowitz (1903), Julie Andrews (1935), and Jimmy
Carter (1944). Happy birthday, Martin!

Nick Trefethen


From: Ida Tassens <>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 13:49:56 +0200
Subject: Honorary Doctorate for Lennart Ljung

Invitation to the events at the occasion of
the Doctorate Honoris Causa
awarded by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven to
Prof. Dr. Lennart Ljung, Linköping University, Sweden
on Tuesday October 12 and Wednesday October 13, 2004,
in Leuven, Belgium

The Academic Council of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
<> has decided to confer the honor of 'Doctor
Honoris Causa' upon Prof. Dr. Lennart Ljung
<> for his many contributions to
mathematical modeling of dynamical systems, including system
identification algorithms and software for linear and nonlinear systems
and for his high impact on the field, both in academia as in industrial

At the same occasion, two more Honorary Degrees
<> will be awarded,
one to Manuel de Sola-Morales
<> and one to P. Ole Fanger

The Honorary Degree will be awarded in a special ceremony on Wednesday,
October 13, at 16.00 h in the central Promotion Hall of the K.U.Leuven
(Naamsestraat 22, 3000 Leuven, Belgium), with Prof. Dr. Bart De Moor
<> pronouncing the formal
'laudatio' in honor of Prof. Ljung.

For this occasion, a two day workshop will be organized, where we will
launch K.U. Leuven - SCORES <> (Systems,
Control and Optimization in Research, Education and Services), an
interdepartmental initiative of the K.U. Leuven, to integrate all
research and teaching activities in systems, control and optimization.
This workshop is also co-organized by the Belgian Interuniversity
Attraction Pole 'Dynamical Systems and Control'
<> , the Flemish Research Community ICCoS
<>, and the TI-genootschap BIRA.

The workshop starts on Tuesday, October 12, 2004, 09.00 h and ends on
Wednesday, October 13, 2004, 15.00 h (location : Faculty of Law, The Old
Falcon, Tiensestraat 41, Leuven), after which all attendees are invited
to attend the Honorary Degree Ceremony (location : University Hall
(Promotiezaal), Naamsestraat 22, Leuven).

Full details on the location, the program, the internal and the invited
speakers, can be found at

There will be talks by representatives from local member teams of
SCORES, spin-off and other companies and invited guest speakers
(including Prof. Dr. Brian Anderson
<>, Prof. Dr. Albert Benveniste
<>, Prof. Dr. Paul Van
den Hof <> and other guests to be confirmed).

We would like to invite you to these two days of events. Registration
can be done

* at ;
* by faxing the attached form to +32-(0)16321970

You can also send an email to
so that we can add your name to our mailing list in order to keep you
up-to-date on further details.

Bart De Moor
Joris De Schutter
Jan Swevers
Joos Vandewalle
Jan Van Impe
Geert Deconinck


From: Robert Owens <owens@DMS.UMontreal.CA>
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 13:14:21 -0400
Subject: Change of Address for Robert G. Owens

Dear all

The world tour continues and my new contact details are as follows:

Département de mathématiques et de statistique
Université de Montréal
CP 6128 succ. Centre-Ville
Montréal QC H3C 3J7

tel: 1 (514) 343 2315
fax: 1 (514) 343 5700

Best wishes
Robert Owens


From: Efstratios Gallopoulos <>
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 18:23:17 +0300
Subject: Term Document Generator for MATLAB

Dear colleagues:

We recently developed TMG (Term Document Generator), a user-friendly
MATLAB tool for creating term-document matrices from texts that we hope
will prove to be useful to the linear algebra community interested in
Information Retrieval as well as for educational purposes in Applied
Linear Algebra courses. Please visit the home page at
for more information and instructions. Happy use!

Dimitris Zeimpekis and Efstratios Gallopoulos
Professor E. Gallopoulos
Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics
University of Patras


From: David Bruhwiler <>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 23:23:11 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: OOPIC Pro, Particle-in-cell Code

Tech-X Corp. is pleased to announce the release of our commercial software
application OOPIC Pro.

OOPIC Pro is a high-performance 2-D PIC (particle-in-cell) code, with
support for x-y (slab) and r-z (cylindrical) geometries.

OOPIC Pro is written in C++, utilizes an intuitive GUI (graphical user
interface) and allows visualization of results as the simulation is
running. MS Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems are all supported.

For more information and a fully-functional 30-day evaluation, point your
browser to

Best regards,

David Bruhwiler -- -- 303.448.0732
Tech-X Corp., 5621 Arapahoe Ave, Suite A, Boulder CO 80303 -- fax: 303.448.7756


From: Craig Loehle <>
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 15:28:15 EDT
Subject: Global Optimization for C++

Global Optimization for C++

Loehle Enterprises announces the release of Global Optimization for C++.
This portable dll toolkit solves constrained and unconstrained nonlinear
problems, including nonlinear constraints, discontinuous and nondifferentiable
functions, and hard problems. Exact solutions provided for equality
constraints. The code is fast and accurate. Testing shows it beats simulated
annealing, genetic algorithm, and other common methods. More details at
_http://www.loehleenterprises.com_ (
Craig Loehle


From: Des Higham <>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 12:16:17 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Report on 13th Scottish Computational Mathematics Symposium

The 13th Scottish Computational Mathematics Symposium, which provided
an opportunity to mark the retirement of Prof. David Sloan, took place
from September 9-10th, 2004.

A report on the event can be found via the conference website at

Des Higham
University of Strathclyde


From: Jerzy Wasniewski <>
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 18:48:34 +0200 (METDST)
Subject: Report on PARA'04 in Lyngby, Denmark

PARA'04 workshop on state-of-the-art in scientific computing
organized by Jack Dongarra, Kaj Madsen and Jerzy Wasniewski, June
20-23, 2004, Lyngby, Denmark

The PARA workshops in the past have been devoted to parallel
computing methods in science and technology. There have been
seven PARA meetings to date: PARA'94, PARA'95 and PARA'96 in
Lyngby, Denmark, PARA'98 in Umea, Sweden, PARA'2000 in Bergen,
Norway, PARA'02 in Espoo, Finland, and PARA'04 again in Lyngby,
Denmark. The first six meetings have featured lectures in modern
numerical algorithms, computer science, engineering, and
industrial applications, all in the context of scientific
parallel computing.

This meeting in the series, the PARA'04 Workshop with the title
``State of the Art in Scientific Computing'', has again been held
in Lyngby, Denmark, June 20-23, 2004. The emphasis here was
shifted to High-Performance Computing (HPC). The ongoing
development of ever more advanced computers provides the
potential for solving increasingly difficult computational
problems. However, given the complexity of modern computer
architectures, the task of realizing this potential needs careful
attention. For example, the failure to exploit a computer's
memory hierarchy can degrade performance badly. A main concern of
HPC is the development of software that optimizes the performance
of a given computer.

The high cost of state-of-the-art computers can be prohibitive
for many workplaces, especially if there is only an occasional
need for HPC. A solution to this problem can be network
computing, where remote computing facilities are exploited via
the internet.

PARA'04 featured 10 invited talks, contributed talks, 16
minisymposia, and software and hardware vendors. The first day,
June 20, was devoted to two tutorials in parallel: "Validated
scientific computing using interval analysis" and "Automatic
differentiation". The minisymposia and contributed talks were
scheduled in parallel sessions. All invited and contributed talks
were noncommercial.

The PARA'04 Workshop was organized by Jack Dongarra from the
University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and
Kaj Madsen and Jerzy Wasniewski from the Technical University of
Denmark. Kirsten Probst from the Technical University of Denmark
was the PARA'04 technical secretary. The main sponsors were the
Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modelling of the
Technical University of Denmark and the Danish Natural Science
Council. Other sponsors were: HP, NAG, Comsol A/S, Sun
Microsystems, UNI-C, Microsoft, and IBM.

The PARA'04 Workshop attracted 230 speakers from all continents
of the globe. There were also a number of participants who did
not give a talk. The full papers accepted by the referee process
will be published in the Springer series Lecture Notes in
Computer Science. The PARA'04 URL address is


From: Ali H. Sayed <>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 10:56:50 -0700
Subject: Special Issue to Honor Thomas Kailath

Special Issue to Honor Professor Thomas Kailath's 70th Birthday

The journal Communications in Informations and Systems is planning a
special issue to celebrate Professor Thomas Kailath's 70th birthday and
to honor his remarkable range of contributions in areas ranging from
communications to signal processing to control and applied mathematics.

The Guest Editors invite readers to submit contributions in any
of the following five subject areas:

1. Computation, linear algebra, and applied mathematics
2. Communication and information theory
3. Signal processing theory
4. Detection, estimation and filtering theories
5. Control and system theories

All submissions will be reviewed and accepted manuscripts will appear
in the special issue. Authors should send their manuscripts electronically
in pdf format to

Prof. Ali H. Sayed
Electrical Engineering Department
University of California
Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Please write "Special Issue
Professor Thomas Kailath" in the subject line and indicate in the body of
the message which of the five subject areas the manuscript belongs to. Each
submission must include the complete contact information for all authors,
including emails.


Deadline for submission: January 31, 2005
Manuscript decision: April 30, 2005
Final manuscript due: May 31, 2005

Guest Editors

Patrick Dewilde
Babak Hassibi
Hanoch Lev-Ari
Lennart Ljung
Ali H. Sayed


From: Miguel Atencia <>
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 20:36:08 +0200
Subject: Special Session on Dynamical and Numerical Aspects of Neural Computing

Call for papers:

Dynamical and Numerical Aspects of Neural Computing
M. Atencia, University of Málaga (Spain)
Deadline: 3rd December 2004

Special Session to be held at ESANN 2005
13th European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks
Bruges (Belgium)
27-29 April 2005

Over the last decade, the synergy between dynamical systems theory and
numerical analysis has contributed to the development of several
branches of mathematics, such as geometric integration, optimization and
control. Many of these techniques are still far from being widely spread
within the computer science community. This session will aim at gaining
further insight in the analysis of neural networks by incorporating
concepts from systems theory and novel numerical methods. On one hand,
recurrent networks are dynamical systems that can be analysed with the
techniques of systems theory. On the other hand, the implementation of
neural networks often requires numerical methods that preserve the
qualitative properties of continuous models. Particularly welcome are
submissions that emphasize the mutual benefits of a multidisciplinary
approach, within the following non-exhaustive list of topics:

Analysis of recurrent networks: stability, bifurcations and chaos.
Computational complexity.

Infinite dimensional systems: stochastic, systems with delays, models
with partial derivatives. Differential equations on manifolds.

Novel numerical methods of wide applicability. Connection between neural
networks and conventional methods, such as homotopy methods, interior
point algorithms, etc.

Stability and convergence under discretization. Implementation issues,
error control, convergence speed.

Applications: control engineering, optimization, etc.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please take into account that submissions to an ESANN
special session follows the same rules as general submissions and, in

Contributions are NOT automatically accepted. Solicited contributions
are submitted to a review process and will be rated according to their
scientific value.

Contributors are NOT invited to the conference. Even in case of
acceptation of their submission, they will have to register to the
conference and pay the registration fee, as any other participant.

Miguel Atencia
Dpto. de Matemática Aplicada
University of Málaga (Spain)
Fax.: +34 95 213 27 66
Tel.: +34 95 213 71 70


From: Joanna Littleton <>
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 17:17:15 -0400
Subject: Nominations for the Germund Dahlquist Prize

The Germund Dahlquist Prize

SIAM will present the Dahlquist Prize at the 2005 International Conference
on Scientific Computation and Differential Equations (SciCADE05), to be
held May 23-27, 2005, at the Nagoya Congress Center in Nagoya, Japan.

The prize, established in 1995, is awarded to a young scientist (normally
under 45) for original contributions to fields associated with Germund
Dahlquist, especially the numerical solution of differential equations and
numerical methods for scientific computing.

Description of the Award

The award will consist of a certificate containing the citation and a cash
prize of $1,000. The recipient will be expected to present a talk at the
conference. SIAM will reimburse the prize recipient's reasonable travel
expenses to receive the award and deliver the talk.


A letter of nomination, including a description of contributions, should be
sent by January 15, 2005, to:

Dahlquist Prize Selection Committee
Dr. Christian Lubich, Chair
c/o J. M. Littleton
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

phone: +1-215-382-9800
fax: +1-215-386-7999

Selection Committee

Members of the selection committee are: Christian Lubich (chair),
University of Tuebingen, Germany; Stephen L. Campbell, North Carolina State
University; Wayne Enright, University of Toronto; Sebastian Reich, Imperial
College London; and Gustaf Soderlind, Lund University, Sweden.


From: Joanna Littleton <>
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 09:22:14 -0400
Subject: Nominations for the Jurgen Moser Lecture

SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems Jurgen Moser Lecture
The SIAG/DS Moser Lecture

The SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems will present the award at the
SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems at Snowbird, May 22-26,
2005. The prize is awarded to a person who has made distinguished
contributions to nonlinear science.

The term "nonlinear science" is used in the spirit of the SIAG/DS meetings;
specifically it includes dynamical systems theory and its applications as
well as experiments and computations/simulations.

Description of the Award

The award will consist of a plaque, a certificate containing the citation,
the invitation to give a plenary lecture at the conference, and a cash award
of $500. SIAM will reimburse reasonable travel expenses for the recipient to
attend the conference and give the lecture.


A letter of nomination, including a description of contributions, should be
sent by NOVEMBER 15, 2004, to:

Jurgen Moser Lecture Selection Committee
Professor Mark Levi, Chair
c/o J. M. Littleton
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Telephone: 215-382-9800
Fax: 215-386-7999

Selection Committee

Members of the selection committee are: Mark Levi (Chair), Pennsylvania State
University; G. Bard Ermentrout, University of Pittsburgh; Jerrold E. Marsden,
California Institute of Technology; David Ruelle, IHES, France;
C. Eugene Wayne, Boston University.


From: Joanna Littleton <>
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 09:22:01 -0400
Subject: Nominations for the J. D. Crawford Prize

SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems J. D. Crawford Prize
The SIAG/DS Crawford Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems will present the award at the
SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems at Snowbird, May 22-26,

The prize is awarded for recent outstanding work on a topic in dynamical
systems and nonlinear science. The research of the candidate must contain
significant contributions to the field of nonlinear science, as evidenced by
papers published in English in a peer-reviewed journal bearing a publication
date within the four calendar years preceding the award date.

The term "nonlinear science" is used in the spirit of the SIAG/DS meetings;
specifically it includes dynamical systems theory and its applications as
well as experiments and computations/simulations.

Description of the Award

The award will consist of a plaque, a certificate containing the citation,
and a cash award of $750. SIAM will reimburse reasonable travel expenses
for the recipient to attend the conference.


A letter of nomination, including a description of the work, should be sent by
NOVEMBER 15, 2004, to:

J. D. Crawford Prize Selection Committee
Dr. Edgar Knobloch, Chair
c/o J. M. Littleton
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Telephone: 215-382-9800
Fax: 215-386-7999

Selection Committee

Members of the selection committee are: Edgar Knobloch (Chair), University of
Leeds, UK; Yannis Kevrekidis, Princeton University; Kenneth Showalter,
West Virginia University; Andrew Stuart, University of Warwick, UK; and
Marcelo Viana, Instituto Nacional de Matematica Pura e Aplicada (IMPA), Brazil.


From: Daniel Stewart <>
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 13:15:01 +0100
Subject: New Series Editors and Recent titles in the Numerical Mathematics

Numerical Mathematics and Scientific Computation series
Oxford University Press

Series editors: G.H. Golub (Stanford University); A. Greenbaum (University
of Washington); A.M. Stuart (University of Warwick); E. Suli (University of

Recent Titles:
Gautschi: Orthogonal Polynomials

Bellen: Numerical Methods for Delay Differential Equations

Monk: Finite Element Methods for Maxwell's Equations

Feistauer: Mathematical and Computational Methods for Compressible Flow

Modersitzki: Numerical Methods for Image Registration

For more information on this series, including a list of all the titles,
please visit our web site:


From: Van Emden Henson <>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 17:28:38 -0700
Subject: Copper Mountain Multigrid Conference


Twelfth Copper Mountain Conference on Multigrid Methods
April 2 - April 9, 2005
Copper Mountain, Colorado, USA


The Center for Applied Scientific Computing at Lawrence Livermore
National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Front Range Scientific Computations, Inc.
The University of Colorado

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics




General scalable multigrid and multilevel techniques, algebraic & structured.
Parallel implementation of multigrid. Adaptive AMG. Adaptive Mesh Refinement.
Applications of these methods. Every effort will be made to encourage
contributions from anyone whose interest lies in these important and
rapidly evolving fields.


STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION. Travel and lodging assistance will be awarded to
students and new PhDs judged to have submitted the best research papers.

MULTIGRID TUTORIALS. We will offer three tutorials: an updated tutorial on basic
multigrid, including advanced multilevel techniques for nonlinear problems,
variable mesh spacings, variable coefficient operators, and other common
complicating situations; a tutorial introduction to multigrid for parallel
computers; and an introduction to algebraic multigrid (AMG).


Student Papers Jan. 13, 2005
Author Abstracts Feb.3, 2005
Early Registration March 3, 2005
Guaranteed Lodging March 3, 2005


Please access our web site at

or contact

Cathy Lee
1390 Claremont Drive
Boulder, CO 80305


From: Ron Kimmel <>
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 08:49:11 +0200
Subject: Conference in Germany on PDE Methods in Computer Vision

Submission site is now open:

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.


Abstract submission deadline: October 1, 2004 (Friday)
Submission deadline: October 7, 2004 (Thursday)
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)


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

For more details, see


From: David Keyes <>
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2004 22:18:22 -0400
Subject: Conference at Courant Institute on Domain Decomposition Methods

Second Announcement and call for papers:

The 16th International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods
Courant Institute (NYU) & Columbia University, New York City
January 11-15, 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, from Wed Jan 12
through Sat Jan16, 2005. A half-day tutorial on domain decomposition
algorithms precedes the main meeting at Columbia, and is designed to
make the conference as welcoming as possible to first-time
participants. A full-day tutorial on software for domain decomposition
solvers on parallel computers is also offered in conjunction.

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.

Contributions to the 16th conference are encouraged in areas of
mathematical and numerical analysis, computer science, scientific and
industrial applications, and software development. Besides the
traditional focus on systems governed by PDEs, contributions in
domain-decomposed approaches to eigenanalysis, optimization, and
large-scale network, circuit, and data analysis, and other areas are
encouraged. The conference will include participant-initiated
minisymposia, contributed talks, and posters. Minisymposia proposals
are due by October 8, 2004 (see webpage below for details).

Invited speakers for the 16th conference include:

Randolph E. Bank, University of California, San Diego
Susanne Brenner, University of South Carolina
Clark R. Dohrmann, Sandia National Laboratories
Ralf Kornhuber, Free University of Berlin
Richard B. Lehoucq, Sandia National Laboratories
Frederic Nataf, Ecole Polytechnique (Paris)
Alfio Quarteroni, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Jacques Rappaz, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Yousef Saad, University of Minnesota
Joachim Schoeberl, University of Linz
Andrea Toselli, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Barbara Wohlmuth, Universitaet Stuttgart
Ludmil Zikatanov, Pennsylvania State University
Jun Zou, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Conference organizers expect funding from a variety of sources to
provide travel scholarships for many junior presenting participants.
Springer-Verlag is expected to publish selected contributions in its
series Lecture Notes in Computational Science & Engineering.
Participants from abroad should verify what documentation may be newly
required by U.S. immigration authorities.

The homepage for the 16th international conference is:


From: Nabil Gmati <>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 13:40:34 +0100
Subject: Conference in Tunisia on Trends in Applied Mathematics

This is the first annoucement of the TAMTAM'05 conference (Trends
in Applied Mathematics in Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco), to be held in
Tunis in April 26-28 2005.

TAM-TAM is a Magrebian conference in Applied Mathematics, holding
every other year in rotation in Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.

The submitted papers are expected to deal with the mathematical
modelling, numerical analysis, as well as numerical and computer
treatment of several physical problems (in biology, fluid and structural
mechanics, electromagnetics, image processing, etc.).

Further informations:

Address: TAM-TAM'05, ENIT-LAMSIN, BP. 37,
1002 Tunis Belvedere, Tunisia.
Phone: (+216) 71 874 700 extention: 555 (+216) 71 87 10 22
Fax: (+216) 71 87 27 29


From: M. Heinkenschloss <>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 08:35:36 -0500
Subject: Workshop in Portugal on PDE Constrained Optimization

July 26-29, 2005, Tomar, Portugal
Center for International Mathematics

This workshop will combine a wide range of topics important to optimization
problems governed by partial differential equation (PDE) constraints
in an integrated approach, fusing techniques from a number of mathematical
disciplines including functional analysis, optimal control theory, numerical
optimization, numerical PDEs, and numerical analysis and application
specific structures.

Invited speakers:
M. D. Gunzburger (Florida State University), R. H. W. Hoppe (University
of Augsburg),
K. Kunisch (University of Graz), G. Leugering (Univ. Erlangen-Nurnb.)
A. T. Patera (MIT), R. Rannacher (University of Heidelberg)
E. W. Sachs (University of Trier)

A short course will be offered on the first day of the workshop by
F. Troeltzsch (Technical University of Berlin) and M. Heinkenschloss
(Rice University) on properties of solutions and numerical approaches
to PDE constrained optimization problems.

Participants who wish to present a talk are invited to submit a title and an
abstract to by April 30, 2005. Notification of acceptance
will occur before May 20, 2005. Additional information is available from the
workshop web site

Co-organizers: L. M. Fernandes, M. Heinkenschloss, and L. N. Vicente


From: Timo Eirola <>
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 14:03:05 +0300
Subject: Workshop in Helsinki on Computational Problems in Physics

This is a reminder of the approaching deadline for submitting problems to
the workshop on Computational Problems in Physics that will be organized in
Helsinki, Finland,
May 23 - 27, 2005.


The workshop will bring together specialists in computational
physics, applied mathematics and numerical analysis with the
goal of developing theoretical and computational tools necessary
to tackle new problems and applications in computational physics.
The aim is to concentrate on a few selected challenging problems.
The model of working will be close to the European Study Groups
with Industry. There will also be lectures on topics related to
the problems. The workshop will also serve as a research training
course for PhD students and postdocs.

Contributions to problems:

We call for problems, specific topics, questions, or applications
that the potential participants would like the workshop to focus on.
This will help in designing the final program. The deadline for
contributions is October 31, 2004.

The invitation for participation will be posted in November 2004.

For more details, please see the workshop site:


From: Johanna Hunt <>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 14:46:54 +0100
Subject: Workshop at Hertfordshire on Automatic Differentiation

Joint University of Hertfordshire/Cranfield University
Automatic Differentiation Workshop
Thursday 4th & Friday 5th November 2004

to be held at:

Room LD454
College Lane Campus
University of Hertfordshire
Herts AL10 9AB
England, Europe

Sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

This 2-day workshop is the latest in a series that provides a forum for the
presentation of theoretical developments in and applications of Automatic
Differentiation (AD) and adjoint methods.

This workshop will involve a session on the challenges of developing AD
tools for Fortran 95 (with a view to the eventual goal of differentiating
C++) and a session on the use of AD in computational statistics (including
propagation of uncertainty models). Other sessions will be scheduled
depending on demand.

Confirmed attendees include:
Mike Fagan
Laurent Hascoet
Paul Hovland

Further information will be posted on the conference website as it becomes

Limited funding is available to part-cover travel and participation costs
for research students. For further information please email Johanna Hunt.

Chairman and Local Organiser: Bruce Christianson
Co-Organiser: Shaun Forth (
Administrator: Johanna Hunt (Email:, Fax:


From: Andrew Crampton <>
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 11:51:42 +0100
Subject: Short Course at Huddersfield on Reliable Scientific Computing

Short Course on Numerical Analysis and Reliable Scientific Computing

3rd - 4th November 2004 - University of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK

This course is aimed at helping scientists/academics interested in scientific
computing to understand and use the techniques of numerical analysis to
develop algorithms and software that deliver reliable results.

The course will cover

· the importance of algorithm design in calculations: examples of what
can (and does) go wrong
· computing in finite precision arithmetic
· the numerical stability of algorithms
· algorithm efficiency
· maintaining good practice in algorithm design
· reliable computing in Matlab

and discuss how these elements relate to a range of scientific
calculations, including solving linear and nonlinear equations, model
fitting, and numerical integration. The course will be delivered through a series of lectures and hands on tutorials using Matlab.

For futher details please visit

Dr. Andrew Crampton
Research Fellow
School of Computing and Engineering
University of Huddersfield
Queensgate, Huddersfield


From: Roderick Melnik <>
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2004 09:12:45 -0400
Subject: Faculty Position at Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Applied Mathematics (Laurier
University, Waterloo, Canada)

The Department of Mathematics invites applications for one or more
tenure track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July
1, 2005, subject to budgetary approval. Further details on the position
and how to apply can be found at

The successful candidate will contribute substantially to the
department's research in applied mathematics, particularly in areas of
modelling, simulation and control of physical and biological systems.
Applications from candidates with interest and experience in developing,
analysing and implementing mathematical models related to nanotechnology
and computational biology are particularly encouraged. Strong skills in
scientific computing and visualization, especially computational methods
for PDEs, and the ability to adapt to new scientific environments are
important assets. The development of interdisciplinary research in areas
of mathematical modelling is an ongoing priority.

Deadline for complete applications is November 19, 2004.


From: Weifu Fang <>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 08:22:12 -0400
Subject: Faculty Position at West Virginia University

Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Position in Applied Mathematics

An anticipated tenure-track Assistant Professorship is announced
in the area of applied mathematics with an expected starting date
of August 16, 2005. The successful applicant should have demonstrated
outstanding research potential, excellent communication and classroom
skills, and a commitment to undergraduate education, graduate
supervision and establishing a thriving funded research program.
The appointee should add expertise and research strength to one of
our program initiatives, such as the joint undergraduate program in
Industrial Mathematics and Statistics, a cooperative Ph.D. program
in Computational Computing and Discrete Mathematics, or university
wide initiatives in biometrics or nano-technology. An interest in
interdisciplinary research connections and/or collaboration with
industry and government research lab/agencies will be an advantage.
The Federal research presence in the area includes the National Energy
Technology Laboratory, a NASA Software Independent Validation
and Verification Facility, a FBI Identification Facility in Clarksburg,
and a NIOSH facility.

Applicants should provide a letter of application, a vita with statements
commenting on their research program and teaching philosophy, and names
and contact information for references. At least three letters of reference
should be sent to the address below.

Applications, nominations, and inquires should be sent to

Chair, Department of Mathematics
320 Armstrong Hall
West Virginia University
P.O. Box 6310
Morgantown, WV 26506-6310

Priority will be given to applications received by January 15, 2005.

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. Minority, disabled, and women candidates are urged to apply.


From: Bruce Long <>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 10:26:24 -0700
Subject: Faculty Position at Arizona State University


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics ( at Arizona
State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the
assistant professor rank in computational biomathematics commencing Fall 2005.
All candidates must have an earned doctoral degree in mathematics, computer
science, or a closely related area by August 16, 2005, and have demonstrated
potential for excellence in teaching and research. Candidates must have
research strengths and experience in applying scientific computing/computational
mathematics to biological disciplines, for example, molecular or structural
biology, nanomedicine, genetics, disease studies, or imaging. Preference will
be given to candidates who have relevant post-doctoral experience. The
individual selected for this position will be expected to establish an
extramurally funded research program.

The successful candidate will join thriving groups in computational mathematics
and mathematical biology. The applicant will be expected to be an active
participant in the graduate program in Mathematics, in particular in the
Computational Biosciences program ( on the
ASU campus. Departmental facilities include networked clusters of high-end
workstations, several graphics computers, and access to the University's
central computing facilities.

Arizona State University, a Research 1 institution, is rapidly developing a
national and international profile in computational biosciences and
biotechnology, in addition to the cross-disciplinary Computational Biosciences
program. ASU recently founded the Biodesign Institute (
and has close ties to the expanding genomics community of local Phoenix,
including the Translational Genomics Institute (TGen) and the International
Genomics Consortium.

Applicants must send i) a curriculum vitae, ii) a personal statement addressing
their research agenda, iii) a statement of teaching philosophy, iv) an AMS
cover sheet (, and v) must arrange for three
letters of recommendation to be sent to:

Computational Biomathematics Search Committee
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Arizona State University
PO Box 871804
Tempe, AZ 85287-1804

Review of the applications will begin on December 1, 2004; if not filled,
weekly thereafter or until the search is closed. AA/EOE


From: Jerry Taylor <>
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 12:09:36 -0600
Subject: Faculty Positions at Colorado State University

The Department of Mathematics at Colorado State University invites
applications for multiple (up to four) tenure/tenure-track faculty
positions at the Assistant Professor rank or above. The department is
seeking candidates in partial differential equations, numerical analysis
and scientific computation, though exceptional candidates in other areas
of mathematics may be considered. The successful applicant will be
expected to complement existing faculty research. Colorado State
University is a partner in the Colorado grid computing initiative.

All candidates must have an earned doctorate in mathematics or a closely
related area at the time of appointment, and demonstrate a strong
professional background preparing them for teaching and research in
Mathematics. The earliest starting date for these positions is August
15, 2005.
The Department has over 300 undergraduate majors and 65 graduate
students, with 24 tenure-track faculty. Colorado State University has an
enrollment of 25,000 students and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.
More information may be obtained from the Department's Web page at <>.

Applicants should submit a complete curriculum vita, summary of future
research plans, evidence of effective teaching, and at least three
letters of recommendation. All materials should be sent to:

Faculty Hiring Committee
Department of Mathematics
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Electronic submissions are welcome and should be sent to

Applications received by December 1, 2004 will receive full
consideration, but screening will continue until the positions are
filled. All files will be open for review by all faculty of the
Department of Mathematics. A job description can be found at Colorado State
University is an EEO/AA employer (Equal Opportunity Office, 101 Student


From: Yves Lucet <>
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 11:52:36 -0700
Subject: Faculty Position at the University of British Columbia

Several new positions are now being published for the University of
British Columbia new Okanagan campus. The full list of positions is at

There is one position in optimization and image processing. Read the
description at

These positions are part of the creation of the new campus, which
results from the separation of the Okanagan University College into two
new institutions: UBC Okanagan and the new Okanagan College. See the web
page for details on how to apply.

I will gladly answer any question related to the optimization and image
processing position.

Yves Lucet,
Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department,
Okanagan University College, North Kelowna Campus
(250) 762-5445 ext 7534 Office SCI 112


From: Ian Stewart <>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 11:12:07 +0100
Subject: Staff Position at the University of Bristol

As one of the leading research Universities in the UK, we are developing
more facilities to support collaborative academic research, therefore
investment in e-Science/e-Research is of paramount importance. This is
an interesting and challenging role and provides an opportunity for
involvement in new initiatives. You will have knowledge and experience
of e-Science applications and tools (e.g. Globus, Linux, the grid, High
Performance Computing applications), demonstrable enthusiasm for
e-research, good team working skills and a relevant Ph.D.

Grade : Grade 2
Salary : £26,327 - £34,838

Contact: Dr I Stewart
E-mail: Tel: 0117 928 7866

Closing Date : 06 October 2004
Interview Date : not set
Timescale of Appointment(s) -
Contract : Fixed term contract until unspecified date

Further details and an application form can be found at

Alternatively you can telephone (0117) 954 6947, minicom (0117) 928 8894
or E-Mail (stating postal address ONLY), quoting
reference number 10652.

The closing date for applications is 9.00am, 06 October 2004
An Equal Opportunities Employer.

Ian Stewart


From: Anshul Gupta <>
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 08:43:47 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Goldstine Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship at IBM Yorktown

The Mathematical Sciences Department of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research
Center invites applications for its 2005-2006 Herman Goldstine Memorial
Postdoctoral Fellowship for research in mathematical and computer sciences.
Areas of active research in the department include: algorithms,
coding theory, cryptography, data mining, dynamical systems and
differential equations, high-performance computation, numerical analysis,
optimization, probability theory, scientific computing, statistical analysis,
supply-chain and operations management, and queueing networks.
Fellows interact closely with department members but are free pursue their
own research.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. after September 2000 or should receive one
before the second half of 2005. One fellowship will be awarded with stipend
between $95,000 and $115,000 (depending on area and experience).

Applications must be received before December 31, 2004.
Complete details and the application procedure are available at

IBM is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer committed to work-place


From: Adelia Sequeira <>
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2004 03:15:42 +0100
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at IST, Lisbon

Computational Blood Rheology

The Department of Mathematics/Division of Applied Mathematics and
Numerical Analysis and the Center for Mathematics and its Applications -
CEMAT of Instituto Superior Tecnico (Lisbon, Portugal) offers a
postdoctoral position to work on the development of numerical techniques
and computer software for the simulation of blood flow in small vessels
and capillaries. This work involves in particular the numerical
simulation of mathematical models in blood rheology.

Applicants should have a Doctoral Degree in Applied Mathematics, Physics
or Engineering and a sound knowledge in mathematical and numerical
modelling in fluid mechanics. Excellent programming skills in C or C++
are required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in
computational rheology. A background in medical research or
bioengineering is also welcome.

This postdoctoral position is available within the EU Research Training
Network (RTN) **HaeMOdel - Mathematical and Numerical Modelling of the
Cardiovascular System**,
coordinated by Prof. Alfio Quarteroni (Politecnico di Milano, Italy and
EPFL, Switzerland) and involving the following research teams:
Politecnico di Milano, Italy; EPFL-Lausanne, Switzerland; Technische
Universitat Graz, Austria; Imperial College of Science, Technology and
Medicine, UK; INRIA Rocquencourt and Universite de Paris VI, France;
IST-Lisbon, Portugal.

There are no teaching duties associated with this position.

General eligibility conditions to be followed by the candidates to a RTN
postdoctoral position can be found at the Web page:

The position is available immediately.

To ensure full consideration, interested candidates should send a CV (in
Postscript or PDF format) and two letters of recommendation (with
contacts information: e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) to

Prof. Adelia Sequeira
Departamento de Matematica
Instituto Superior Tecnico
Av. Rovisco Pais,1
1049-001 Lisboa - PORTUGAL

The same address may be used for further information.


From: Vladik Kreinovich <>
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2004 22:08:44 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Contents, Reliable Computing

Reliable Computing
Volume 11, issue 1, 2005

Mathematical Research

Contracting Optimally an Interval Matrix without
Loosing Any Positive Semi-Definite Matrix Is a Tractable Problem
Luc Jaulin, Didier Henrion

Computing System Reliability Given Interval-Valued Characteristics of
the Components
Lev V. Utkin, Igor O. Kozine

A Normal Form Supplement to the Oettli-Prager Theorem
Jiri Rohn

Interval Schemes for Singularly Perturbed Initial Value Problems
Abdelhay A. Salama, Emad Hamdy

Outlier Detection under Interval Uncertainty:
Algorithmic Solvability and Computational Complexity
Vladik Kreinovich, Luc Longpre, Praveen Patangay,
Scott Ferson, Lev Ginzburg

On the Proofs of Some Statements Concerning the Theorems
of Kantorovich, Moore, and Miranda
Marco Schnurr


From: Raimondas Ciegis <>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 08:38:33 +0200 (WET)
Subject: Contents, Mathematical Modelling and Analysis

Mathematical Modelling and Analysis
Volume 9, Number 3, 2004

The Baltic Journal on Mathematical Applications, Numerical Analysis and
Differential Equations

Raimondas {\v C}iegis (Editor)


R. Avenhaus
Applications of Inspection Games

I.B. Bolotin
The Second Boundary Value Problem of Riemann's Type for Bianalytical
Functions with Discontinuous Coefficients

J. Dhar, H. Singh
Difusion of Population under the Influence of Industrialization in a Twin-City

A. Krylovas, R. {\v C}iegis
A Review of Numerical Asymptotic Averaging for Weakly Nonlinear Hyperbolic

K.M. Rasulov
About the Solution in Closed Form of Generalized Markushevich Boundary Value
Problem in the Class of Analytical Functions

M. Sofonea, El-H. Essoufi
A Piezoelectric Contact Problem with Slip Dependent Coe^^cient of Friction

E.L. Zyuzina
Stability of Three-Level Difference Schemes with Respect to the Right-Hand


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