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From: Bronis R. de Supinski <>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 08:22:53 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Public Comment Period OpenMP Specification 2.5

Public Comment Period Begun for OpenMP Specification 2.5

The OpenMP ARB is pleased to announce the release of a draft of
Version 2.5 of the OpenMP specifications for public comment. The goal
of this version is to combine the Fortran and C/C++ specifications
into a single document and to resolve inconsistencies.

Sanjiv Shah, CEO of the OpenMP organization, praised the efforts
that produced the combined specification. "The OpenMP 2.5 Language
committee did an outstanding job. Every word was scrutinized to
produce a specification that is precise and self-consistent. This
work creates a solid foundation upon which to expand the execution
model and expressiveness in future OpenMP specifications."

The draft specification is available in PDF format from the
Specifications section of the OpenMP ARB website

(Direct link:

Mark Bull has led the effort to merge the specifications into a
single document as the Chair of the OpenMP Language Committee.
He states that "Despite the committee's best efforts, there are a
small number of outstanding issues which have not been resolved at
the time of publication of the draft specification. The committee
will continue to work on these, with the aim of clearing them up
before the end of the public comment period."

The ARB warmly welcomes any comments, corrections and suggestions you
have for Version 2.5. Please send email to
It is most helpful if you can refer to the page number and line number
where appropriate.

The public comment period will close on 31 January 2005.


From: Joanna Littleton <>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 16:57:31 -0500
Subject: Nominations for SIAM 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: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 16:58:09 -0500
Subject: Nominations for SIAM Ralph E. Kleinman Prize


The Ralph E. Kleinman Prize

SIAM will present the Ralph E. Kleinman Prize at the 2005 SIAM Annual
Meeting to be held July 11-15, 2005, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The prize is awarded to an individual for outstanding research or other
contributions that bridge the gap between mathematics and
applications. Work that uses high-level mathematics and/or invents new
mathematical tools to solve applied problems from engineering, science, and
technology is particularly appropriate. The prize may be awarded for a
single notable achievement or for a collection of such achievements.

Description of the Award

The award will consist of a hand-calligraphed, framed certificate and a
cash award of $5,000. SIAM will reimburse reasonable travel expenses for
the recipient to attend the award ceremony.


A letter of nomination, including a curriculum vitae and description of the
achievement(s), should be sent to the address below. You are encouraged to
send electronic files via e-mail. Supporting letters are
welcome. Nominations must be received in the SIAM office by February 15, 2005.

Ralph E. Kleinman Prize Selection Committee
Professor William W. Symes, 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: William W. Symes (chair), Rice
University; Martin Groetschel, ZIB; Max Gunzburger, Florida State
University; Gregory A. Kriegsmann, New Jersey Institute of Technology; Paul
Van Dooren, Universite Catholique de Louvain.


From: Angela Kunoth <>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2004 16:27:48 +0100
Subject: Special Issue of Numerical Mathematics on Multiscale Methods

Journal of Numerical Mathematics: Special Issue on
`Breaking Complexity: Multiscale Methods for Efficient PDE Solvers'
Guest Editors:
Angela Kunoth (Universitaet Bonn, Germany) and Siegfried Mueller
(RWTH Aachen, Germany)

Multiscale methods are widely known to help breaking complexity for many large
scale scientific computing problems. For this Special Issue, we are soliciting
original manuscripts aimed at the systematic development of mathematical
concepts that provide the foundation for the design of efficient PDE solvers.

Papers intended for this Special Issue should be submitted no later than
June 30, 2005. Manuscripts should be sent as ps-files or pdf-files to
either of the Special Issue Editors Angela Kunoth (e-mail:
or Siegfried Mueller (e-mail:
Submitted manuscripts should be prepared using the JNM-style files
provided at
All papers will be evaluated by the standard refereeing process employed
by JNM.


From: Hongyuan Zha <>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 19:59:47 -0500
Subject: Conference in Newport Beach on Matrix-based Information Processing

First SIAM Matrix-based Information Processing Symposium (MIPS 2005)

Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Newport Beach, California
Co-located with
Fifth SIAM International Conference on Data Mining
April 21-23, 2005

The fields of information processing, automatic pattern extraction and
statistical learning are rapidly merging into other areas of science
and engineering. These data mining and machine learning fields are
increasingly adapting methodologies and algorithms from advanced matrix
computations, graph theory, and combinatorial optimization. Because of
the large overlap with traditional SIAM research areas, these new
fields can benefit greatly from more increased participation from the
SIAM community. There are ample opportunities for cross-fertilization
at the interface between data mining/machine learning and scientific
computing/applied mathematics in general as evidenced by some of the
recent advances and contributions from the SIAM community. At the same
time, ideas and methods from machine learning can contribute to
grand-challenge problems in scientific computing and computational

This symposium will present recent advances in algorithms and
methodologies using matrix and graph algorithms, statistics, and other
methods of applied mathematics. We hope to bring together expert
researchers from many fields to share ideas and form collaborations.
The symposium will feature invited survey talks on recent progress and
contributed talks presenting new results. Papers will be reviewed;
accepted papers will be published in the proceedings.

Organizing Committee
Chris Ding, Lawrence Berkeley Nat'l Lab,
Haesun Park, University of Minnesota and National Science Foundation,
Hongyuan Zha, Penn State University,

Program Committee Co-charis

Michael W. Berry, University of Tennessee
Malu Castellanos, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories

For more details see


From: Binhai Zhu <>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 20:48:49 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Conference in China on Algorithmic Applications in Management

AAIM'05 Call for Papers

The 1st Annual International Conference on Algorithmic Applications in
Management (AAIM'05) will be held during June 22--24, 2005, in Xi'an,
Shaanxi, China. Original research papers in the areas of algorithmic and
mathematical aspects of management are solicited. In addition to theoretical
results, we are particularly interested in submissions that report on
experimental and applied research of general algorithmic interest. Special
consideration will be given to research that is motivated by real-world
problems. Experimental and applied papers are expected to show convincingly
the usefulness and efficiency of the algorithms discussed in a practical
setting. Typical, but not exclusive, topics of interest include:

Computational Financing,
Computational Game Theory,
Computational Logistics,
Discrete Optimization,
Facility Location,
Manufacturing Process,
Operation Research,
Reliability and Replacement,
Social Network Optimization,
Scheduling and
Transportation Science

Invited Speakers:

Ellis Johnson (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) and
Yinyu Ye (Stanford University, USA)

The conference Web site (
provides more information about the conference.


From: Marina Gavrilova <>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2004 01:58:23 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: Conference in Singapore on Computational Geometry

5th Annual International Workshop on
Computational Geometry and Applications CGA'05
in conjunction with
The 2005 International Conference on Computational Science
and its Applications (ICCSA 2005)

May 9, 2005 - May 12, 2005
Suntec Singapore
International & Convention Exhibition Centre, Singapore
Workshop Web Site:
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 17th, 2005

Invited Speaker

Professor Tetsuo Asano,
Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, JIAST
Title: "Algorithmic Robot Motion Planning"

The Workshop, held for the fifth Consecutive year in conjunction with
the International Conference on Computational Science and Its
Applications, is intended as an international forum for researchers in
all areas of computational geometry and related areas, with the goal
of advancing the state of research in computational geometry and
related disciplines.

This year focus is on Computational Geometry and
Bioinformatics. Issues of numerical performance of geometric
algorithms are also of specific interest.

Conference Chairs:

Vipin Kumar (Army High Performance Computing Center, USA and
University of Minessota, USA)
Marina Gavrilova (University of Calgary, Canada)
Osvaldo Gervasi (University of Perugia, Italy)
Jerry Lim (Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore)

Please direct any questions to:

Marina L. Gavrilova
Department of Computer Science,
University of Calgary,
2500 University Drive,
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N1N4
Telephone: (403) 241-6315
Fax: (403) 284-4707


From: Marian Slodicka <>
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2004 10:58:41 +0100
Subject: Conference in Ghent on Computational Methods in Engineering


Third International Conference
on Advanced Computational Methods in Engineering

Ghent, May 30-June 2, 2005

Call for papers

Following the successful first and second conferences in Ghent in 1998 and in
Liège in 2002, the third conference ACOMEN 2005 focuses, like the previous
ones, on advanced computational methods in engineering, in particular on
numerical methods such as finite element methods, finite difference methods,
finite volume methods, etc. for problems in engineering disciplines as solid
mechanics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, phase change, porous media mechanics,
multi-physics dynamics, fluid flows with structural interactions,
thermomechanics, damage and fracture mechanics, acoustics, electromagnetism,
kinematics and dynamics of mechanical systems, vibration control, biomedical
engineering, control engineering, soil mechanics, signal-and image processing,
optimization, etc.

Conference venue: Conference center of Ghent University.

This invitation is sent on behalf of Roger Van Keer (chairman of the past
first conference), Michel Hogge (chairman of the past second conference)
and Erik Dick (chairman of the forthcoming third conference).

Please preregister on the web-page of the conference in order to be included in the mailing list of the conference


From: Bruce Boghosian <>
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2004 14:50:18 -0500
Subject: Workshop in Atlanta on Multiphysics Multiscale Systems

Simulation of Multiphysics Multiscale Systems

Second International Workshop
In conjunction with the International Conference on Computational Science
May 22-25, 2005
Atlanta, USA

Simulation of multiphysics and multiscale (MPMS) systems poses a grand
challenge to computational science. This workshop, being a follow-up of a
highly successful event held at ICCS-2004 in Krakow, Poland, aims to bring
together computational physicists, numerical specialists and computational
scientists to push forward this challenging multidisciplinary research field.

Specific topics include (but are not limited to):
* Modeling of multiphysics and/or multiscale systems.
* Novel approaches to combine different models and scales in one solution.
* Large-scale industrial and academical applications.
* Advanced numerical methods for solving multiphysics multiscale problems;
* New algorithms for parallel distributed computing, specific to the field;
* Problem solving environments for interactive simulation of MPMS problems;
* Performance analysis of MPMS simulation;
* Special hardware for MPMS simulation (e.g. Field Programmable Gate Arrays)

Workshop chair: Valeria Krzhizhanovskaya
Section Computational Science,
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Co-chairs: Prof. Bastien Chopard
University of Geneva, CUI
Departement d'Informatique, Switzerland

Prof. Yuriy Gorbachev
Institute for High Performance Computing & Data Bases
St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Russia


From: Jos Maubach <>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 13:22:54 +0100
Subject: Faculty Position at Technical University of Eindhoven

Position: Universitair Docent (Assistant Professor) in Mathematics.
Available: Negotiable.
Location: Center for Applied Analysis, Scientific Computing
and Applications (CASA)
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science,
Eindhoven, University of Technology, The Netherlands
Applications: Before December 1 2004 (!).

About the faculty: The faculty teach graduate, undergraduate and
special post-graduate courses. Research is done in collaboration
with national and international universities and cooperations.

About CASA: CASA consists of the chairs
Applied Analysis, Variational Methods, and Scientific Computing.
Research is oriented towards the analytical and numerical aspects of
partial differential equations in a mathematical-physical context.
Inspiration and motivation for the research are found in a wide range
of applications, in which industrial contacts play a leading role.
CASA provides graduate-school teaching -- in the track called Computational
Science and Engineering -- and post-graduate teaching.

About the position: The Universitair Docent (Assistant Professor) is
an active researcher in the field of industrial Mathematics.
For CASA (s)he will be influential in shaping the industrial contacts:
Tasks such as initiation and continuation of (industrial)
contacts, and acquisition of funds, are to be taken over from an
Associate Professor in the course of the next 3 years. The candidate will also
take over courses related to the modeling of industrial processes,
and the coordination of the "Technology"-track of the post-graduate
teaching. Project management (on industrial location) is important.

More information on this position can be obtained from Prof. Mark Peletier,

The cover letter and a current CV can be mailed to (or faxed) to:

Dr. S. Udo
Eindhoven University of Technology
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Postbus 513
NL-5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands


From: Bob Russell <>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2004 10:35:20 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Faculty Positions at Simon Fraser University

The Department of Mathematics at Simon Fraser University invites
applications for a number of openings in various areas of applied and
computational mathematics, at both the junior and senior levels -- see for detailed job descriptions.

Among the many attractions of SFU are an energetic, cohesive group of
exceptionally talented young applied mathematicians; high quality
students and programs (at the graduate and undergraduate levels); a
stimulating and pleasant overall work environment; and the unique
living environment provided by the beautiful city of Vancouver and
nearby wilderness areas.

Bob Russell, SFU


From: Stefan Funken <>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2004 08:51:15 -0000
Subject: Studentship at Brunel University

PhD studentship in Computational Mathematics
at Brunel University of West London

BICOM and Department of Mathematical Sciences

Applications are invited for a three-year, fully funded PhD studentship, open
to all European Community candidates. The studentship will be funded at the
normal rate (full home student fees plus a tax-free grant of £10,500 for
2004/05, rising to £12,000 in 2005/06), with the opportunity of undertaking
additional paid undergraduate teaching. The start date is as soon as possible.

The emphasis of the studentship is on the development and analysis of
a posteriori error control for the Finite Element Method, especially
for stationary convection-diffusion problems.

Applicants should have a good Honours degree or Masters Degree in the
areas of Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or an appropriate Engineering
discipline. Practical knowledge about one or more of the following areas would
clearly be an advantage: finite element method, mesh generation as well
as numerical computation.

Application Details
To apply for the position, please submit two copies of your CV and covering
letter giving the names of at least two academic referees. The closing date
for applications is 17 December 2004, but later applications might be considered
if the position is not filled by that date. Informal enquiries about the
position may be made to Dr. Stefan Funken, either by e-mail or phone (+44 (0)1895 266 221).

Further details of our research can be found on:

Dr. Stefan Funken
Brunel Institute of Computational Mathematics (BICOM)
School of Information Systems, Computing & Mathematics
Brunel University
Uxbridge, Middlesex
UB8 3PH, U.K.


From: Yehuda <>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 15:45:00 +0200
Subject: Postdoctoral and Doctoral Positions at the Technion, Haifa

POST-DOC in Applied-Mathematics (nonlinear water waves)

Applications are invited for a Post Doctoral Research Associate position at
the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa.

The position is available immediately for two year (possibly three years)
in the group working in the fields of deterministic and stochastic nonlinear
water wave dynamics and forecasting. Knowledge of any of the following
disciplines will be an additional advantage: Nonlinear PDE's, asymptotic
analysis, stochastic processes, Numerical methods.

The candidate must have a Ph.D. obtained recently (not more than 3-4 years
ago). The laboratory locates in a very nice University Campus, close to the
city center. Friendly environment will provide easy adaptation to the new
place, but fluent English is required. The fellowship will be up to about
US$ 1,900, according to qualifications..

Doctoral studies in Applied-Mathematics (nonlinear water waves)

Applications are invited for a Doctoral Research Associate position at the
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa.

The position is available in the group working in the fields of
deterministic and stochastic nonlinear water wave dynamics and forecasting.
Knowledge of any of the following disciplines will be an additional
advantage: Nonlinear PDE's, asymptotic analysis, stochastic processes,
Numerical methods.

Candidates for either position should send C.V. to Prof. M. Stiassnie or
Prof. Y. Agnon , Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, Haifa 32000,

To expedite the application, please Email:


From: Romas Baronas <>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2004 14:48:55 +0100
Subject: Contents, Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control

Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control, ISSN 1392-5113,
Volume 9, Number 4, 2004

A free on-line edition is available at:


The Structure Modeling of Material Composed of the Orthotropic Crystals,
Pages 297-306
J. Dabulyte, F. Ivanauskas, V. Skakauskas, R. Barauskas

Persistence and Extinction of One-Prey and Two-Predators System, Pages
B. Dubey, R.K. Upadhyay

The Joint Universality for L-Functions of Elliptic Curves, Pages 331-348
V.Garbaliauskiene, R.Kacinskaite, A.Laurincikas

Linearly Invariant Classes of Functions Analytical in the Half-Plane,
Pages 349-361
J. Kirjackis, E.G.Kiriyatzkii

Preparation, Electronic Structure and Optical Properties of the
Electrochromic Thin Films, Pages 363-372
T. Lukaszewicz, A. Ravinskia, I. Makoed

Modeling the Enantioselective Enzymatic Reaction with Modified Genetic
Docking Algorithm, Pages 373-383
A. Ziemys, L. Rimkute, J. Kulys


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