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From: "William E. Schiesser" <>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 13:49:03 -0500
Subject: Implementation of a math model of glucose infusion

The prevalence of diabetes indicates that it is a major,
worldwide health problem that is becoming increasingly
serious. An important step to mitigate this problem is
to promote and facilitate understanding of the cause,
direction and consequences of diabetes.

To assist in this effort, we have developed and now make
available the computer implementation of a mathematical
model for the physiological response to a glucose infusion.
This model demonstrates dynamically the production of insulin
for various model parameters, including the pancreatic
sensitivity to glucose.

The model is implemented in modest Fortran and Matlab codes,
with plotting of the dynamic response through Matlab graphics.
Details for requesting the codes and associated documentation
are given in

W. E. Schiesser
McCann Professor
Lehigh University


From: "Heide, Gwen van der G (ELS-AMS)" <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 09:08:26 -0000
Subject: New book, Theory and Applications of Fractional Differential Equations

Theory and Applications of Fractional Differential Equations
North-Holland Mathematics Studies, Volume 204
By A.A. Kilbas, H.M. Srivastava and J.J. Trujillo

1. Preliminaries
2. Fractional Integrals and Fractional Derivatives
3. Ordinary Fractional Differential Equations. Existence and Uniqueness
4. Methods for Explicitly solving Fractional Differential Equations
5. Integral Transform Methods for Explicit Solutions to Fractional
Differential Equations
6. Partial Fractional Differential Equations
7. Sequential Linear Differential Equations of Fractional Order
8. Further Applications of Fractional Models

ISBN: 0-444-51832-0
Format: Hardbound,
Pages: 540 pages


From: Hang Si <>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 19:35:37 +0100
Subject: TetGen 1.4.0 is available for download

TetGen is a tetrahedral mesh generator. It supports automatic mesh generation
for adaptive finite element and finite volume methods. TetGen implements a set
of Delaunay-based algorithms. It is written in C++ and can be used as either
an executable program or a library for integrating into other
applications. All major operating systems, e.g. Unix/Linux, MacOS, Windows,
etc, are supported.

New release 1.4.0 of TetGen is available for download at TetGen's website:

The new version has many improvements in the algorithms that lead to a better
performance in mesh quality, mesh size, speed, and stability. A new feature to
identically preserve the input boundary in the output tetrahedral mesh is
provided. More details about the new features can be found at the TetGen's

You're welcome to send questions, bug reports, feature suggestions to me

Hang Si
FG3 WIAS Berlin


From: Endre Suli <>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 09:52:05 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Leslie Fox Prize, 2007


The Thirteenth Leslie Fox Prize meeting will take place on

Friday, June 22nd 2007
at the Oxford University Computing Laboratory.

Entries for the Thirteenth Leslie Fox Prize competition should now be
submitted. Any person who is less than 31 years old on January 1st 2007
and has not already won a first prize is eligible. Each entry should
consist of a paper, describing some of the candidate's research, that
is suitable for a 40-minute lecture at a numerical analysis symposium.
Whether or not the work has been published or accepted for publication
is irrelevant, but no person may submit more than one paper. Candidates
from previous competitions are encouraged to enter.

The entries will be considered by the Adjudicating Committee:

Endre Suli (University of Oxford, Chairman),
Andrew Stuart (University of Warwick),
Nick Higham (University of Manchester).

Particular attention will be given to the originality and quality of each
paper, and to the suitability of the material for a 40-minute talk to a
general audience of numerical analysts. Papers will be selected by the
Committee by mid-April 2007, for presentation at the Leslie Fox Prize
meeting. Only the papers that are presented at the symposium will be
eligible for awards but, subject to this restriction, the Adjudicating
Committee may award any number of first and second prizes.

- Entries should be received, by the Chairman, by January 31st 2007,
either electronically as a PostScript or a pdf file or as three
hard copies by regular mail.

- Each candidate should include a statement of her/his year of birth
and should indicate that she/he would be available to present her/his
paper at the symposium.

- A joint paper may be submitted by an individual candidate provided that
it is accompanied by a statement from the co-authors agreeing to the
submission and detailing the contribution of the candidate to the paper.

- Travel funds are not generally available to assist candidates who attend
the symposium.

- The receipt of all entries will be acknowledged.

Any question on this notice should be addressed to a member of the
Adjudicating Committee.

Professor Endre Suli,
University of Oxford,
Computing Laboratory,
Wolfson Building,
Parks Road,
Oxford OX1 3QD,
United Kingdom



From: Andrew Knyazev <>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2006 15:10:20 -0700
Subject: Nikolaj S. Bakhvalov: May 29, 1934 - August 29, 2005

Bakhvalov was a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences since 1991 and a head
of the department of computational mathematics at the college of mechanics and
mathematics of the Moscow State University since 1981. Bakhvalov authored over
150 papers, several books, and a popular textbook on numerical methods. He had
made major pioneering contributions to many areas of mathematics and mechanics.
For more information please see
and (in Russian)

Bakhvalov will be greatly missed by those who have had a privilege to know him
personally and work with him.


From: Xing Cai <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 18:10:43 +0100
Subject: CFA: Fusion of Information for Hydrologic Sciences at WPGM2006, Jul 06

Session on Fusion of Information for Hydrologic Sciences
The 2006 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting, 24-27 July 2006, Beijing

Deadline of abstract submission: March 16, 2006

We seek abstract submission of research papers on the subject of optimizing
the integration of multiple types of information to better understand and
quantify uncertainties in hydrological systems. Papers containing innovative
theoretical, computational, and experimental studies are welcome.

In particular, we solicit papers on the following topics:

1) Integrate extensive, spatially-distributed, non-invasive, smart sensor
networks to gather massive geologic, hydrologic, and geophysical data;
2) Develop information fusion methods based on dynamic tomographic surveys;
3) Develop dynamic data driven information fusion systems for rapidly
monitoring, characterizing, and forecasting the states of watersheds/basins
at high resolution;
4) Develop asynchronous, parallel/distributed, adaptive algorithms for
rapidly simulating and forecasting the states of hydrologic systems at high

For more information about the session, please visit

Abstracts are to be submitted at the web site of WPGM2006 (Session H14):

Co-Conveners of the session:
Prof. Tian-Chyi Jim Yeh, University of Arizona,
Xing Cai, Simula Research Lab & University of Oslo,


From: Jerzy Wasniewski <>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 14:16:11 +0100 (MET)
Subject: PARA'06, Novel Data Formats and Algorithms, Umea, Sweden, Jun 06

Minisymposium on
Novel Data Formats and Algorithms
for Dense Linear Algebra Computations

Abstract: Recently, recursion was introduced into the area of Dense Linear
Algebra with the intent of producing new algorithms as well as improving
its existing algorithms. Recursion, via the divide-and-conquer paradigm,
introduced variable blocking to complement the standard fixed block
algorithms. In particular, new data structures for dense linear algebra
became an active research area. This Mini-Symposium will focus on both new
data structures and/or new or existing algorithms for high performing
dense linear algebra algorithms.

To be held at the


Umea, Sweden June 18-21 2006

A limited number of contributed, 20 minute talks will be selected for this
minisymposium. An extended abstract consisting of a pdf-file of at most 4
pages (including references) formatted according to the LNCS rules should
be sent before February 15, 2006. Notice that the extended abstract should
be formatted as a regular paper and also include a short abstract of at
most 150 words. The short abstract must also be submitted as plain text
(allowing necessary LaTeX symbols). The acceptance of the extended
abstract will be send no later than March 15, 2006.

Extended abstracts of accepted submissions will be provided electronically
and a booklet of the short abstracts will be handed out at PARA'06.

After the workshop, full original papers of at most 10 pages will be
reviewed for publication in the workshop proceedings to be published in
the Springer series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). The full
papers, formatted according to the rules of the LNCS, should be submitted
by September 15, 2006. Additional information will be provided in due

Summary, Important Dates and Notes:

February 15, 2006 -- Extended abstracts
March 15, 2006 -- Acceptance for the presentation
June 18-21, 2006 -- The conference
September 15, 2006 -- Camera ready papers

For more information related to PARA 2006 Conference, including the
payments, registration, hotel reservation etc., please visit the PARA'06

The minisymposium organizers:

Fred Gustavson Jerzy Wasniewski
IBM Research Center and Technical University of of Denmark
Numerical Analysis Group Informatics & Mathematical Modeling
Yorktown Height, NJ, USA Lyngby, Copenhagen, Denmark
email: email:


From: Paul Zimmermann <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 11:37:51 +0100
Subject: CFP, Real Number & Computers (RNC7), Jul 06

First call for papers
July 10-12, 2006
LORIA, Nancy, France


Dates: Submission of manuscripts: February 15, 2006
Notification of acceptance: April 22, 2006
Revised Papers required by: May 15, 2006
Conference: July 10-12, 2006

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

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

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

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


From: George Ostrouchov <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 13:53:57 -0500
Subject: Call for Papers: JRC 2006, Jun 06

The Joint Research Conference on Statistics in Quality Industry and
Technology will be held June 7-9, 2006 in Knoxville, Tennessee. In 2006,
the Spring Research Conference on Statistics in Industry and Technology
and the Quality and Productivity Research Conference are being held
jointly as JRC 2006 to focus on areas of common interest. Two half-day
short courses precede the conference on June 6. The conference web page
is at

The JRC 2006 theme, Challenges from Emerging Trends in Applications,
Data, and Technology, highlights new trends in applications that are
currently driving significant change in statistical practice.

You are invited to submit contributed papers that relate to the
conference theme. Please submit the following information by March 15, 2006:
• Your name and contact information
• The title and a brief (1 to 2 paragraph) abstract for your paper
• Requested visual aid equipment
• Very brief biography for introduction purposes
Send the information, preferably electronically, to
or via regular mail to Gwen Stimely, Minitab Inc., Quality Plaza, 1829
Pine Hall Road, State College, PA 16801-3008. Please address any
questions to Gwen by e-mail or phone at (814) 238-3280 x237. We look
forward to receiving your submissions!

We encourage students to submit papers. Reduced registration fees apply
to all students. In addition, students can apply for scholarships.
Applications for the two Mary G. and Joseph Natrella scholarships,
consisting of a $2,000 award, free conference tuition, and a $400 travel
stipend. are available at
Conference scholarships are also available and range from free
conference registration to free conference registration plus an
additional $400 toward travel expenses. Between nine and twelve
conference scholarships will be given depending on total conference
attendance. To apply for a conference scholarship, students should
submit a contributed paper as outlined above and attach a note
indicating that you are applying for a conference scholarship.


From: "Zhu, Jianping" <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 15:59:49 -0600
Subject: 29th Annual Texas Partial Differential Equations Conference, Mar 06

The 29th Annual Texas Partial Differential Equations Conference
will be held on March 25 & 26, 2006 at the University of Texas at
Arlington. The Department of Mathematics at UT-Arlington will be
the host of the conference. For detailed information about the
conference, please visit


From: "Dr. Xiaoqi Yang" <>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2006 13:03:57 +0800
Subject: Optimization Conference in Shanghai, May/June 2006

Optimization Conference in Shanghai, May/June 2006

The International Conference on Nonlinear Programming with Applications
(NPA2006) is to be held in Shanghai, China during 29 May - 1 June, 2006.

The conference aims to provide a forum for eminent researchers
and practitioners working in nonlinear programming and its applications
to gather together to report and exchange their latest works.

Keynote speakers include

Alfred Auslender, Universit¨¦ Claude-Bernard (Lyon I)
Alexander D. Ioffe, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
R. Tyrrell Rockafellar, University of Washington

Invited speakers include

Jim Burke, University of Washington
Guangya Chen, The Institute of Systems Science
Shucherng Fang, North Carolina State University
Masao Fukushima, Kyoto University
David Yang Gao, Virginia Tech University,
Vaithilingam Jeyakumar, The University of New South Wales
Adrian Lewis, Cornell University
Dinh The Luc, Universit¨¦ d'Avignon
Boris Mordukhovich, Wayne State University
Liqun Qi, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Alex M. Rubinov, University of Ballarat
Marc Teboulle, Tel-Aviv University
Michel Thera, Universit¨¦ de Limoges
Jie Sun, National University of Singapore
Jane Ye, University of Victoria
Yin Zhang, Rice University
Qiji Zhu, Western Michigan University

The sponsors of the conference are: Fudan University, The Hong Kong
Polytechnic University and The Institute of Systems Science at
Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science.

The homepage address:

Welcome !
Xiaoqi Yang (


From: "Daniela di Serafino" <>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2006 12:55:22 +0100
Subject: 8th Workshop ERCIM WG Matrix Computations & Statistics, Sep 06

Satellite meeting of COMPSTAT 2006
Salerno, Italy, September 2-3, 2006

The workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners
in the fields of Statistical and Scientific Computing. It
will foster exchange of ideas and collaboration among people working
in the interface area of Statistics, Computing and Applications.
The workshop is concerned with the development and use of numerical
methods and computational tools, including high-performance computing
models and environments, for solving statistical problems arising in
diverse applications.

Submission of abstracts: June 1, 2006
Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2006
Registration and hotel reservation: June 30, 2006
Payment of early workshop fees: June 30, 2006
Payment of regular workshop fees: August 31, 2006

Stanley Azen, University of South California, USA
Daniela di Serafino, Second University of Naples, Italy
Erricos John Kontoghiorghes, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Bernard Philippe, INRIA/IRISA, Rennes, France


From: "Amnon J. Meir" <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 11:15:52 -0600 (CST)
Subject: 2006 SIAM-SEAS Annual Meeting, Apr 06

The 2006 SIAM-SEAS Annual Meeting will be held jointly with the
Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the MAA at Auburn
University, Thursday afternoon March 30, Friday March 31, and
Saturday April 1, 2006.

Information about the meeting may be found at

We can still accommodate several minisyposia, if you are interested in
organizing one please contact A. J. Meir for details.
Deadline for minisymposia is January 31, 2006.

Deadline for contributed papers is Tuesday, February 28, 2006.

A. J. Meir
Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics
Auburn University


From: Basem Attili <>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 00:31:31 +0400
Subject: Faculty Positions at United Arab Emirates University

Full time faculty position:
The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the College of Science at the
United Arab Emirates University invites applications for full-time positions
at the assistant, associate, and full professor levels, to begin in fall 2006.
Candidates from all fields of mathematics are encouraged to apply. However;
candidates whose teaching and research interest lies in areas of pure
mathematics and mathematical finance are strongly encouraged to apply.
Successful candidates should have university teaching experience, strong
communication skills, and ability to use computers and should be adequately
familiar with mathematical packages (mainly Mathematica and
Matlab). Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. degree in
mathematics. Candidates are expected to be able to teach throughout the
undergraduate mathematics curriculum, ranging from courses for mathematics
majors to service courses for non-science majors. The positions require
successful candidates to demonstrate considerable dedication and commitment to
excellence in teaching and student advising within a multicultural
environment, in addition to strong research and scholarship
records. Candidates should be willing to carry out departmental committee
duties. Candidates should submit a detailed curriculum vita that includes a
brief description of current and future research activities, teaching
philosophy and courses taught. English is the language of instructions and
communication in the College of Science. Screening of applications has begun
and will continue until positions are filled. Applicants must have an earned
Ph.D. degree in mathematics from reputable university. Candidates whose
teaching and research interest lies in areas of pure mathematics and
mathematical finance are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications must be done electronically through the
United Arab Emirates University Website:

Full time Non-faculty position (Instructor): A non-faculty instructor position
in the area of mathematics at the Department of Mathematical Sciences starting
fall 2006. Candidates are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching
excellence at the undergraduate level. Applicants resume should include a
brief description of teaching philosophy and courses taught. English is the
language of instructions and communication in the College of Science.
Screening of applications has begun and will and will continue until the
position is filled. Applicants must have at least an earned M.Sc. degree in
mathematics. The ability to teach across the undergraduate mathematics
curriculum is a must.

Applications must be done electronically through the
United Arab Emirates University Website:


From: "Pawel A Penczek" <>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 10:52:06 -0600
Subject: Postdoc position in image processing at The University of Texas Houston

An NIH-funded position for a post-doc or scientific programmer is
available to work on computational aspects of high-resolution
cryo-electron microscopy.

The successful candidate will have experience with image/signal
processing techniques and knowledge of C++ and Python. We are actively
involved in the development of a large data processing system whose key
elements are 3-D reconstruction from projections and non-uniform Fourier

The position is open immediately, but the candidate must be qualified
for future NIH training grant support (permanent resident status or U.S.
citizen). Applications including CV and statement of interest should be
sent to: Dr. Pawel Penczek, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular
Biology, University of Texas - Houston Medical School, 6431 Fannin, MSB
6.218, Houston, TX 77030.


From: "dominikus.noll" <>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 17:35:17 +0100
Subject: Postdoc position in Optimization at Universite Paul Sabatier

Postdoctoral Research Position in Numerical Optimization
at Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

Laboratory: Mathematiques pour l'Industrie et
la Physique (CNRS, UMR 5640)
ONERA Toulouse

Contact: D. Noll (
P. Apkarian (

Duration: 1 year (+1 year extendable)

Submit CV electronically

Context: Methods for nonlinear programming with matrix inequality
constraints are developed and applied to problems in automatic
control. Nonsmooth optimization for feedback control design is
used to synthesize controllers without the use of Lyapunov variables.
The research project is suited for candidates aiming at an academic
career in the field of applied mathematics, automatic control or
system engineering.


From: "Morgan, Ronald" <>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 13:43:14 -0600
Subject: Postdoc Position in Iterative Methods at Baylor University

The Department of Mathematics, Baylor University, seeks to fill a
postdoctoral position to do research on iterative methods for linear
equations in the context of lattice QCD and in collaboration with
physics. Applicants should send a letter of application, a curriculum
vitae including list of publications, and a brief statement of research
interests to: Dr. Ron Morgan, Department of Mathematics, Baylor
University, Waco, TX 76798-7328; Applicants
are also requested to have three letters of reference on their behalf
sent directly to Professor Morgan at his Baylor University mail or
e-mail address. Applications will be reviewed until the position is
filled. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by
March 31, 2006. Baylor is a Baptist university affiliated with the
Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity employer, Baylor encourages minorities, women, veterans, and
persons with disabilities to apply.


From: "Fran Moshiri" <>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 17:17:54 -0600
Subject: Postdoctoral Instructorship Positions at Rice University

Postdoctoral Instructorships
Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
Rice University

The Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics (www.caam.rice.ed
<> u) invites applications for postdoctoral
instructorships including Pfeiffer-VIGRE Instructorships. All instructors in
the Department are appointed for two academic years, with possible extension
for a third year. The term of appointment may begin at any time after 1 July
06. Candidates should have received a PhD within 18 months preceding the
time of appointment and have demonstrated potential for excellence in both
research and teaching. Candidates must be US citizens or permanent

Instructors teach one lecture course each semester, and conduct research in
collaboration with a faculty mentor. The Pfeiffer-VIGRE Instructorships
honor Professor Emeritus Paul Pfeiffer, a founding member of the department,
and are a component of the Rice VIGRE program (www.
<> Pfeiffer-VIGRE instructors
work with a team of faculty and graduate and undergraduate students in one
of the VIGRE research areas. Research area currently targeted for these
appointments, including Pfeiffer-VIGRE instructorships, include control,
design, and inverse problems, numerical solution of partial differential
equations, and mathematical biology. Candidates will be expected to document
interest and experience in one or more of these fields.

Rice University is a private research university with a long tradition of
excellence in undergraduate and graduate science and engineering education.
The Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics hosts research
programs in optimization, numerical linear algebra, control and inverse
problems, mathematical biology, and partial differential equations.
Interdisciplinary work is a fundamental aspect of the Department's program.

Applicants should send a letter of application, current vita, and
descriptions of research plans and teaching experience to

Staffing Committee - Postdoctoral Instructorships
Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
MS 134
Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston Texas 77005-1892

At least three letters of reference are required; the candidate should have
these sent directly to the above address.

Rice University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution.


From: "Bernard Beauzamy" <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 10:35:45 +0100
Subject: PhD positions in the Robust Mathematical Modeling program

The Societe de Calcul Mathematique, Paris, France, and Kent State
University, Kent, Ohio, USA, announce several offers for students in the
frame of the Robust Mathematical Modeling program.
Please visit


From: Claude Brezinski <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 15:17:30 +0100
Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms

Numerical Algorithms
Volume 41 Number 1

Kernel B-splines and interpolation
M. Bozzini, L. Lenarduzzi, R. Schaback

Digital total variation filtering as postprocessing for Chebyshev pseudospectral
methods for conservation laws
S. A. Sarra

Computing ECT-B-splines recursively
G.W. Muehlbach, Yuehong Tang

Numerical aspects of TV flow
M. Breuss, A. Buergel, T. Brox, T. Sonar, J. Weickert


From: "Kreinovich, Vladik" <>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2006 10:11:01 -0700
Subject: Contents, Reliable Computing

Reliable Computing
Volume 12, issue 3, 2006

Mathematical Research

A General Reliable Quadratic Form: An Extension of Affine Arithmetic
Frederic Messine, Ahmed Touhami

Improvement of a Direct Method for Outer Solution of Linear Parametric Systems
Lubomir V. Kolev

Geometric Constructions with Discretized Random Variables
Hans-Peter Schroecker, Johannes Wallner


Hardware Support for Interval Arithmetic
Reinhard Kirchner, Ulrich W. Kulisch

Short Communication

Solving Overdetermined Systems of Interval Linear Equations
Eldon Hansen, G. William Walster

Letter to the Editor

Jiri Rohn


Interval-Related Talks at the International Conference on Fuzzy
Systems, Neural Networks, and Genetic Algorithms FNG'05

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