NA Digest Monday, March 12, 2007 Volume 07 : Issue 11

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Sandia National Labs

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From: Ulrich Ruede <>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 03:23:03 -0500
Subject: BGCE student prize in CSE awarded to Alfonso Bueno Orovio

Alfonso Bueno Arovio of Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha in Spain has been
awarded the 2007 BGCE student prize in Computational Science and Engineering
at the SIAM CSE conference, February 23, 2007, in Costa Mesa, California.

For the competition, thirteen short papers had been submitted from seven
countries, from which eight students were invited to present their work at the
conference. The student presentations covered a wide range of topics in
computational science and engineering on a impressively high academic level
and were all presented with near perfection, making the selection for the
prize committee (consisting of D. Donnelly, T. Kolda, H. Bungartz, U. Ruede)
extremely difficult, but also very enjoyable.

The winner was selected, because his presentation on the "Extension of
Spectral Methods to Irregular Domains Via a Fictitious Domain Approach"
included all the ingredients of advanced computational science and
engineering: the development of innovative computational techniques and
methods for a challenging and important real-life application in
science. Though the method presented is widely applicable, Alfonso had
developed it specifically for the simulation of the electrophysiology of the
heart. His work also included the careful implementation in 3D and impressive

The six other students participating as finalists with their presentations
were: Weigang Zhong (U Maryland), J. Rosam (U Leeds, UK), Fang Fang (TU Delft,
NL), Taeyoung Lee (U of Michigan), Won-Ki Jeong (U Utah), Robert Shuttleworth
(U Maryland). The prize committee congratulates all of the finalists for their
impressive accomplishments.

The Bavarian Graduate School of Computational Engineering (BGCE) is a
consortium of two universities in Bavaria (Germany), the TU Munich and the
University of Erlangen offering a joint International Master Program in
Computational Engineering ( The prize consists of an
invitation to visit Bavaria and the two universities of the BGCE for one week
in summer 2007.

Ulrich Ruede


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2007 14:25:59 -0500
Subject: SIAM Student Paper Prize - Deadline Approaching - March 15


SIAM Student Paper Prize

The SIAM STUDENT PAPER PRIZE is awarded every year to the student
author(s) of the most outstanding paper(s) (up to three papers)
submitted to the SIAM Student Paper Competition. This award is based
solely on the merit and content of the student's contribution to the
submitted paper. The prize recognizes outstanding scholarship by
students in applied mathematics or scientific computing.

The 2007 SIAM Student Paper Prize will be awarded in 2007 and recognized
at the next SIAM Annual Meeting, to be held in 2008. Each prize
recipient will receive a framed certificate plus a cash award of $1,000
and will have the opportunity to present his or her paper at the 2008
SIAM Annual Meeting. Recipients also receive $500 toward travel
expenses and gratis registration for the meeting.

Eligibility is restricted to students in good standing who do not yet
hold the degree of PhD on the application deadline. Papers entered in
the competition must have already been submitted for publication.
Submissions may be based on co-authored papers. Instructions on how to
submit a paper and other required documents can be found at

All papers and accompanying documentation must be received at the SIAM
office on or before MARCH 15, 2007. Please address your submission to
the SIAM Student Paper Prize Committee and send it to J. M. Littleton at Any inquiries should come to


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2007 14:17:03 -0500
Subject: SIAG/Control and Systems Theory Prize - Deadline Approaching - March 15


SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory Prize (SIAG/CST
Prize) will be presented at the SIAM Conference on Control and Its
Applications (CT07) to be held June 29-July 1, 2007, in San Francisco,
California. The SIAG/CST Prize is awarded every three years to a young
researcher for outstanding research contributions to mathematical
control or systems theory.

The awardee's work must be a significant research contribution to the
mathematical theory of systems and control, as commonly defined in the
mathematical and engineering literature. The contributions must be
contained in a paper or papers. At least one of the papers must be
published in English in a peer-reviewed journal, bearing a publication
date within the eligibility period, and such that at least one of the
following two requirements is met at the publication date: either (1)
the author is not more than 35 years old, or (2) not more than six years
have elapsed since the author received a Ph.D. or equivalent degree.
The eligibility period is January 1, 2004, to December 31, 2006.

The award will consist of a plaque and a certificate containing the
citation. The prize recipient will be invited to attend the award
ceremony and present the paper.

Nominations, including citation of paper(s), should be addressed to Dr.
Fariba Fahroo, Chair, SIAG/CST Prize Committee and sent by MARCH 15,
2007, to J. M. Littleton at Inquiries should be
addressed to Complete calls for nominations for
SIAM prizes can be found at


From: Brian Gough <>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 14:27:28 -0500
Subject: GSL 1.9 released

Version 1.9 of the GNU Scientific Library (GSL) is
now available.

GSL is a free numerical library written in C. It uses
modern coding conventions and is distributed under
the GNU General Public License.

The library can be downloaded from the GSL project
homepage at:

This release adds support for Mathieu functions,
non-symmetric eigensystems and basis splines.


From: Temur Kutsia <>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 21:21:27 +0100
Subject: 2nd Training School in Symbolic Computation, June 2007

European Commission Framework 6 Programme
Integrated Infrastructures Initiatives
Symbolic Computation in Europe (SCIEnce)
June 24 - July 6, 2007
RISC, Castle of Hagenberg, Austria

The Research Institute for Symbolic Computation, Johannes Kepler
University of Linz, organizes the the Second Training School
in Symbolic Computation in June 24 - July 6, 2007 in the
Castle of Hagenberg, Austria.

The school will focus on, but will not be restricted to,
applications of symbolic computation in biology. It will
provide training in selected symbolic computation software
and techniques for students and researchers who would like
to use symbolic computation in their work.

Besides the courses and tutorials offered by the school,
the participants can attend the tutorials and plenary
sessions of the Algebraic Biology 2007 conference.

* Anna Bigatti (University of Genoa, Italy).
CoCoA Tutorial.
* Ralf Hemmecke (RISC, Austria).
Maple Tutorial.
* Tudor Jebelean (RISC, Austria).
Automated Reasoning.
* Bud Mishra (New York University, USA).
Title to be announced.
* Carolyn L. Talcott (SRI International, USA).
Applications of Rewriting Logic in Biology.
* Wolfgang Windsteiger (RISC, Austria).
Mathematica Tutorial.
* Franz Winkler (RISC, Austria).
Introduction to Gröbner bases and other methods in elimination theory.
* Tutorials of the Algebraic Biology 2007 conference:

* April 16, 2007: Deadline for applications.
* May 7, 2007: Notification.
* May 14, 2007: Deadline for registration.
* June 24 - July 6, 2007: Training School. (July 1 - 4: Algebraic Biology

The following documents should be submitted:
1. A short curriculum vitae.
2. An extended abstract of at most 3 pages describing applicant's
research where symbolic computation can be (potentially) used.
3. For students, a document that confirms their student status
(a copy of the student card, or a letter from the university)
and a recommendation letter from the adviser.

For the details see:
The SCIEnce project offers a limited number of grants to attend the School.
Please indicate in your application whether you are applying for the grant.

The SCIEnce grant covers the cost of an economy class travel to the school
site and back, accommodations during the school, daily allowance, free
registration, and school materials. Besides, the grant for the second
training school includes registration for the Algebraic Biology 2007
conference and conference materials.

Participants will be selected by the members of the selection committee
from the SCIEnce project.

Temur Kutsia, RISC, Johannes Kepler University, Austria


From: Amy Aldous <>
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2007 13:45:59 -0500
Subject: Global Optimization Workshop - Toronto, May 11-12, 2007

Workshop on Global Optimization: Methods and Applications

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to the Workshop on Global Optimization: Methods
and Applications ­ to be held in Toronto May 11-12, 2007. Featured speakers:

Hsiao-Dong Chiang, Cornell University
Christodoulos A. Floudas, Princeton University
Ignacio E. Grossmann, Carnegie Mellon University
János D. Pintér, Pinter Consulting Services Inc., Halifax
Nick Sahinidis, University of Illinois
Panos M. Pardalos, University of Florida
Vivek Dua, University College London
Pierre Hansen, HEC Montreal
Yinyu Ye, Stanford University
Anthony Vannelli, University of Guelph
Ding-Zhu Du, University of Texas, Dallas

For more information, visit
Or contact Amy Aldous


Thomas F. Coleman (University of Waterloo)
Panos Pardalos, (University of Florida)
Stephen Vavasis (University of Waterloo)
Workshop organizers


From: <>
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2007 11:08:45 -0600
Subject: ICAT08, Oct 2008




George A. Anastassiou,Ph.D


From: "Kim Louie" <>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 11:24:56 -0800
Subject: Data-Parallel Programming Models Workshop at CGO, March 11, 2007

Matthew Papakipos, founder and chief technology officer of PeakStream, Inc.,
along with Anwar Ghuloum of Intel's Programming Systems Lab, will be leading a
workshop, "Data-Parallel Programming Models for Many-Core Architectures,"
examining emerging programming models for leveraging multi-core processors for
high performance computing at the 2007 International Symposium on Code
Generation and Optimization (CGO) in San Jose, Ca. This workshop will gather
commercial and academic researchers, vendors and users of data-parallel
programming platforms to discuss implementation experiences and techniques for
a broad range of multi-core architectures while discussing the future
direction of programming-models. It will examine the inherent shortcomings and
difficulties with automatic parallelization and manual parallel programming
models that are creating enormous programmer productivity problems. It will
also explore the factors making emerging models for parallel programming
extremely attractive.

This workshop will be held from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm PST on Saturday March 11,
2007. For more information, visit

Editor's note: Unfortunately this event will have already take place by the
time this digest goes out. Please send your announcements in early!


From: "Bhanu Prasad" <>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 14:25:45 -0500
Subject: IICAI-07: call for papers, Dec 2007

Call for papers: draft paper submission deadline is just 3 weeks away!

The *3rd Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence
(IICAI-07) *(website: ) will be held in Pune,
INDIA during December 17-19 2007. IICAI-07 is one of the major AI events in
the world. This conference focuses on all areas of AI and related fields. We
invite paper submissions. Please visit on the conference website for more

Bhanu Prasad
IICAI-07 Chair


From: Anja Luettgens <>
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2007 09:41:01 +0100
Subject: Workshop: Two-phase incompressible flows, June 2007

The Department of Mathematics of RWTH Aachen organizes
in collaboration with the SFB 540 ``Model based experimental analysis of
kinetic phenomena in fluid multi-phase reactive systems'' a workshop:

Two-phase incompressible flows: modeling aspects and methods for
numerical simulation

Date: 25.-27. june 2007.
Location: RWTH-Aachen.

The workshop should promote the exchange of new ideas and results
related to modeling aspects and the development and application of efficient
numerical methods for the simulation of two-phase incompressible flows.

The topics include: surfactants and Marangoni effects, numerical treatment
of surface tension, level set methods, adaptivite methods, mass conservation,
parasitic currents, engineering applications.

Invited speakers:
- P. Anderson (Eindhoven)
- E. Bänsch (Erlangen)
- B.J. Boersma (Delft)
- R. Croce (Bonn)
- P. Frolkovic (Heidelberg)
- M. Herrmann (Stanford)
- J.A.M. Kuipers (Twente)
- N. Parolini (Lausanne)
- S. Slavtchev (Sofia)
- A.-K. Tornberg (Stockholm/Courant Institute)
- S. Turek (Dortmund)
- B. Weigand (Stuttgart)
- S. Zaleski (Paris).

Important dates: registration before Mai 11th, 2007.
Participants who want to give a talk should register before April 27th, 2007.

For further information and registration:

You can also contact the organisers:
Arnold Reusken, email:
Dieter Bothe, email:


From: Jerzy Wasniewski <>
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2007 11:55:28 +0200 (METDST)
Subject: PARA'08, Trondheim, Norway, May 13-16, 2008

May 13-16, 2008

Anne C. Elster (Chair), Norwegian Univ. of Science & Tech. (NTNU), Norway
Joern Amundsen, Norwegian Univ. of Science & Tech. (NTNU), Norway
Jack Dongarra, Univ. of Tennessee and Oak Ridge Nat. Lab., USA
Jerzy Wasniewski, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

May 13, 2008: Tutorials (topics to be announced later)
May 14-16, 2008: PARA'08 Workshop sessions

PLACE: Trondheim, Norway

Key lectures, topical minisymposia, a limited number of
contributed talks, and poster sessions will be selected for
the workshop.

The main theme of PARA'08 is State of the Art in Scientific
and Parallel Computing. Interesting topics include (but are
not restricted to) algorithms, software, tools, environments
as well as applications for Scientific Computing, High Performance
Computing, Parallel Computing, Grid Computing, Network Computing
and Interactive Visualization.



From: "Esmond G. Ng" <>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 12:36:27 -0800
Subject: Workshop on Scientific Computing at Berkeley Lab, March 28, 2007

We will have a one-day Workshop on Scientific Computing on March 28,
2007 (Wednesday) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to take
advantage of a few visitors to LBNL during the week of March 26, 2007.

The current list of confirmed speakers at the workshop include

* Zhaojun Bai, University of California-Davis
* Raymond Chan, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
* Iain Duff, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
* Xiaoye Li, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
* Wesley Petersen, ETH, Switzerland
* Jennifer Scott, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
* Ray Tuminaro, Sandia National Laboratories
* Panayot Vassilevski, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

There are a few others that have yet to be confirmed. Titles and
abstracts of the talks, together with the location of the workshop and
the program, will be posted as soon as they are available.

Anyone interested in attending this one-day workshop at LBNL should
contact Sandi Fischer (, Parry Husbands
(, or Esmond G. Ng ( for site access


From: Tony Humphries <>
Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2007 14:57:24 -0500
Subject: Thematic Semester on Applied Dynamical Systems, Jun-Dec 2007

I would like to annnounce a

Thematic Semester on
Applied Dynamical Systems
June - December 2007

Centre de Recherhes Mathematiques
Montreal, Canada

This thematic semester will include five workshops in Montreal,
one workshop in Halifax, lectures by the Aisenstadt Chairs, and
two minicourses to introduce junior participants to the most
developments in these areas.

The Aisenstadt chairholders will be John Rinzel and John Tyson.

Workshop and Minicourse Schedule:

Minicourse on Advanced Numerical Techniques in Applied Dynamical Systems
30 June-1 July 2007

Workshop on Advanced Algorithms and Numerical Software for the
Bifurcation Analysis of Dynamical Systems
2-7 July 2007
Organizers: E Doedel (Concordia), H Osinga (Bristol)

Workshop on Mathematical Neuroscience
16-19 September 2007
Organizers: S. Coombes (Nottingham), A. Longtin (Ottawa), J. Rubin (Pittsburgh)

Minicourse on Quantitative Biology
22-23 September 2007

Workshop on Deconstructing Biochemical Networks
24-28 September 2007
Organizers: P.S. Swain (McGill), B.P. Ingalls (Waterloo), M.C. Mackey (McGill)

Joint AARMS-CRM Workshop on Recent Advances in
Functional and Delay Differential Equations
Dalhousie University, Halifax
1-5 November 2007
Organizers: J. Appleby (Dublin City), H. Brunner (Memorial),
A.R. Humphries (McGill), D.E. Pelinovsky (McMaster),
P. Keast (Dalhousie), P. Muir (St Mary’s)

Workshop on Large Scale Dynamical Systems
14-16 November 2007
Organizer: L Tuckerman (LIMSI-CRNS, France)

Workshop on Chaos and Ergodicity of Realistic Hamiltonian Systems
11-14 December 2007
Organizers: H. Broer (Groningen), P. Tupper (McGill)

See for further details.

Tony Humphries
CRM & McGill University
Montreal, Canada


From: I G Graham <>
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2007 10:29:42 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Numerical Analysis: Multiscale Methods, Adaptivity & Complexity, Sept 2007


Bath Institute for Complex Systems,
University of Bath,
United Kingdom
4th - 7th September 2007


The themes of this conference will be: Numerical analysis for
multiscale problems, Stochastic and high-dimensional problems,
Adaptive methods, Inverse problems and applications,
Numerical methods for wave propagation problems.

Invited speakers include:

H. Ammari (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris), D. Bird (Bath),
M. Burger (Muenster), S.N. Chandler-Wilde (Reading),
M. Cullen (U.K. Met Office), W. Dahmen (Aachen),
C. M. Elliott (Sussex), T.-Y. Hou (Caltech),
W. Huang (Kansas), P.K. Jimack (Leeds),
I.G. Kevrekidis (Princeton), M. Kirkilionis (Warwick),
C. Mitchell (Bath), R. Potthast (Reading),
C. Reisinger (Oxford), C. Schwab (ETH, Zuerich),
V. P. Smyshlyaev (Bath), I.H. Sloan (New South Wales),
E. Suli (Oxford), R. Tempone (Florida State)

Thanks to a grant from the London Mathematical Society, the
conference will financially support a limited number of research
students who wish to give talks. Students and other delegates who
wish to propose contributed talks should register and send their
abstracts by 23rd April. The conference will not contain parallel
sessions, so the total number of contributed talks is
limited. Registration is now open at the conference web page:

Conference Scientific Enquiries:

I.G. Graham (,
R. Scheichl (

Administrative Enquiries:
Mrs Ann Linfield (

Related Meeting: Numerical Analysis of Stochastic PDEs at
Manchester, 3rd - 4th September 2007.


From: gerhardwilhelm weber <>
Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2007 09:22:45 +0200
Subject: EURO XXII 2007 --- Stream "Geographic Information Management"

Cordial Invitation
to the Stream
at EURO XXII 2007
22nd European Conference
on Operational Research

in Prague, Czech Republic
July 8-11, 2007

The Stream "Geographic Information Management" cordially
invites you to participate and give a presentation! This stream
aims at a bridging gaps between the modern branches of
scientific research in this area as well as their applications to
engineering, economics and social sciences. It wants to serve
for an enrichment of - and is ready to get enriched by - modern OR.

Stream Organizers and Contact:
Zuhal Akyurek, Sebnem Duzgun and Abdulvahit Torun

If you are interested in becoming a speaker or Session
Organizer, please write to ,
, .

Important Dates:
Deadline for abstract submission was extented: March 20, 2007
Notification on acceptance: March 31, 2007
Deadline for early registration: April 15, 2007


From: Ulrich Ruede <>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 12:00:06 -0500
Subject: Call for papers: SISC Special Issue on CS&E

2nd call:
SIAM J. Scientific Computing
Special Issue on
Computational Science & Engineering

Guest Editors-in-Chief:
Chris Johnson
University of Utah

David Keyes
Columbia University

Ulrich Ruede
Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg

Call for papers: Many CS&E problems can be characterized by a "pipeline" that
includes Modeling techniques (mathematical and geometric), Simulation
techniques (discretizations, algorithms, data structures, software frameworks,
and problem solving environments), and Analysis techniques (data mining, data
management, visualization, and error, sensitivity, stability, and uncertainty

The guest editors are seeking cutting edge research papers that present a
contribution to the development of novel computational methods for problems of
the real world and describe several aspects of the CS&E pipeline involved in
solving the problem. Papers should illustrate new and useful techniques and
tools for handling realistic problems, which often have complicated three-
dimensional geometries, multiple scales, heterogeneities, anisotropies, and
multi-physical or biological descriptions. Though such problem domains often
thwart proofs of accuracy or efficiency, papers should address validation and
verification through reduction to analyzable cases and convergence studies, as
applicable, and comparisons with alternative approaches.

Deadline: The deadline for submission of papers is April 30, 2007.

Guest Editorial Board: Gyan Bhanot, IBM Watson Research Center, Yorktown
Hights; Rupak Biswas, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA; Edmond
Chow, D. E. Shaw Research, LLC; Phil Colella, Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory; Yuefan Deng, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY Brookhaven
National Lab; Lori Freitag Diachin, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory;
Omar Ghattas, The University of Texas at Austin; Laurence Halpern, Univ. Paris
XIII; Robert Harrison, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Bruce Hendrickson,
Sandia National Laboratories; Kirk Jordan, IBM, Cambridge MA; Tammy Kolda,
Sandia National Laboratories; Louis Komzsik, UGS Corp., Cypress, CA, USA;
Ulrich Langer, Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied
Mathematics (RICAM) Linz; Hans Petter Langtangen, Simula Research Laboratory,
Oslo; Steven Lee, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Kengo Nakajima,
University of Tokyo; Aiichiro Nakano, University of Southern California, Los
Angeles; Esmong G. Ng, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Stefan Turek,
University of Dortmund, Germany; Andy Wathen, Oxford University; Margaret
Wright, New York University; David P. Young, Boeing.

Further Information:


From: Gene H Golub <>
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2007 15:24:57 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: CFP: Special issue of ETNA Journal dedicated to Victor Pereyra

Special Volume in Honor of Victor Pereyra on the Occasion of His 70th

ETNA, the Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis
(, is planning a special volume in honor of
Victor Pereyra on the occasion of his 70th birthday.

The special editors for this volume are:
*Jose Castillo
*Gene Golub
*Godela Scherer

Papers can be submitted following the general ETNA guidelines, to Gene
Golub or any of the special editors, no later than Dec 26, 2007. The
papers will undergo the standard refereeing process.


From: Alexandre Chorin <chorin@Math.Berkeley.EDU>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 15:49:42 -0800 (PST)
Subject: New Journal: Comm. in Applied Math and Computational Science

A New Journal: Communications in
Applied Mathematics and Computational Science (CAMCoS).

We are please to announce the publication of the first issue of the
Communications in Applied Mathematics and Computational Science (CAMCoS).
CAMCoS is a new journal whose goal is to provide a forum for
high-quality original research across a broad spectrum of topics related
to applied mathematics and computation. We would like to encourage you
to consider CAMCoS for publication of your work in these areas.

The fields covered include the solution of ordinary, partial and
stochastic differential equations; integral equations; numerical and
analytical methods for fluid dynamics, biology, quantum and statistical
mechanics; multiscale and underresolved problems; computational
probability and Monte-Carlo methods. The emphasis is on
methods and tools rather than on specific physical conclusions in
special cases.

The current editorial board includes:

John B. Bell, LBNL (managing editor)
Marsha Berger, Courant Institute, NYU
Alexandre Chorin, UCBerkeley
Phil Colella, LBNL
Leslie Greengard, Courant Institute, NYU
Rupert Klein, Freie Universitat, Berlin
Raz Kupferman, Hebrew Univ, Jerusalem
Yvon Maday, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
Jamie Sethian, UCBerkeley
Jaun Luis Vazquez, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid

CAMCoS is published by Mathematical Science Publishers(MSP)

Submissions, refereeing and other operational tasks are done electronically
over the web. The journal is available electronically to provide rapid
dissemination to the community. For submissions or to view the first issue, go

MSP is a non-profit company dedicated to publishing high-quality low cost
journals and books and distributing them to the mathematical sciences
community as inexpensively as possible.


From: Harvey Greenberg <>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2007 16:42:37 -0700 (MST)
Subject: AOR Special Issue: Modeling Uncertainty -- CALL FOR PAPERS

Algorithmic Operations Research (AOR)
Special Issue on OR Modeling Under Uncertainty

DEADLINE: April 1, 2007
Receiving submissions now

Guest Editors
Harvey J. Greenberg (Ed.) John Birge
University of Colorado at Denver University of Chicago

George Klir Juerg Kohlas
Binghamton University (SUNY) University of Fribourg

Pascal Van Hentenryck Ronald R. Yager
Brown University Iona College

This issue seeks papers that address alternative measures of uncertainty
(probability vs. possibility vs. Dempster-Shafer vs. rough sets ...)
and/or alternative modeling paradigms (mean-risk vs. recourse vs.
chance-constrained vs. regret vs. robust ...). The underlying problem is
one with which operations research (OR) is concerned. The results may be
algorithmic, or they may be about a model formulation and its scope for
decision support.

Please let other potential authors know about this. A formatted version
of this announcement is posted at


From: Martin Hanke-Bourgeois <>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 14:19:38 +0100
Subject: Full professor position (W3) at the University of Mainz, Germany

Faculty position available:

Full professor (W3)
in Applied Mathematics (Numerical Analysis)

The Department of Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science at the
Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz, Germany, invites applications
for a full professor position (W3) in Applied Mathematics (Numerical

The position is available for excellent candidates with international
reputation and a strong research and teaching record. His/her research
focus should lie within an active area of Numerical Mathematics or
Scientific Computing. It is expected that successful candidates have
a decisive interest in applications and are willing to contribute to
the planned "Center for the Development and Application of Computerassisted
Research in the Natural Sciences".

Deadline for applications is April 1, 2007.

For further details and the offical call for applications, see


From: Namyong Lee <>
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 15:35:05 -0500
Subject: Tenure Track position in Applied Math (Optimization)

Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics position (tenure-track) in
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Minnesota State University,
Mankato. Applicants need to have earned a doctorate in mathematics with
emphasis on optimization applied to any of the following AMS Mathematical
Subject Classifications: 34H05, 34Kxx, 46N10, 49-xx, 65Kxx, 90-xx, or 93-
xx. Applicants also need to demonstrate excellence in teaching and superior
communication skills. Complete position and application information can be
obtained at (link to ¡°Employment at MSU¡±). AA/EOE and
a Member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

Namyong Lee


From: Annick Sartenaer <>
Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2007 09:40:21 +0100
Subject: Postdoc position at FUNDP - University of Namur, Belgium

The numerical analysis team at the University of Namur (Belgium)
invites applications for a postdoctoral position starting October 1,
2007, to work on a project entitled:

"Development and study of optimization methods for problems
involving Partial Differential Equations constraints"

More information on the position and the application procedure
(deadline: April 20, 2007) can be obtained from the program Web site at

as well as a description of the project (see Project 7). You can
also contact

Professor Annick Sartenaer
FUNDP - University of Namur
Department of Mathematics
8, Rempart de la Vierge
B-5000 Namur
Tel: +32 81 72 49 34
Fax: +32 81 72 49 14


From: Maren Leykauf <>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 02:52:55 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position "Inverse Problems and Medical Imaging" Graz,Austria

POST-DOC Position in the project "Inverse Problems and Medical
Imaging" hosted at the Karl Franzens University Graz and the Graz
University of Technology
Starting on May 1, 2007, there is an open position for a POST-DOC within the
project: "Inverse Problems and Medical Imaging" embedded in the special
research group (SFB) on "Mathematical Optimization and Applications in
Biomedical Sciences" hosted at the Karl Franzens University Graz (KFU), the
Graz University of Technology (TUG) and the Medical University Graz (MUG).
This particular project is directed by K.Kunisch (KFU) and S. Keeling(KFU).
The SFB incorporates eight interdisciplinary research projects headed by
scientists from Applied Mathematics and Medical Engineering. For more details
see the project descriptions on the web page
In our project we are looking for an ambitious young scientist holding a PhD
in Applied Mathematics or Scientific Computing with specialization in:
differential equations, numerical analysis and Mathematical Imaging and/or
Inverse Problems. The salary follows the rules of FWF - Austrian National
Science Foundation (approximately brutto EUR 41250/year). Please send your
application by email to Your email should contain a
pdf file as an attachment with the following
* Curriculum Vitae (CV)
* a short description of your qualifications and experience (i.e list of
upper level courses, files of Diploma or Master thesis, PhD Thesis)
* a letter describing concisely your scientific interests
* names and email-addresses of at least two scientists willing to provide a

Prof. Dr. Karl Kunisch, Tel.: + 43 316 380 5160 (2), Fax: + 43 316 380 9815
Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing, University of Graz,
Heinrichstrasse 36, A-8010 Graz, Email:


From: Peter Deuflhard <>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 16:53:20 +0100
Subject: Job at Freie Universitaet Berlin and Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB)

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Freie
Universität Berlin is looking to fill a position (3 years, salary:
German system BAT IIa) to support research in the field of inverse
earthquake parameter reconstruction as part of the TEWS (Tsunami Early
Warning System) project. The goal is to develop in collaboration with
GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ) a numerically stable and thrifty
inversion algorithm to identify - based on several types of
measurements - the relevant earthquake parameters. The position will
be integrated into the Research Group Inverse Problems in Science and
Technology, Dept. Numerical Analysis and Modelling at ZIB.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD or master/diploma degree in
mathematics/physics and expertise as well as interests in analysis and
numerics of inverse problems, the ability of interdisciplinary
collaborating with scientists from seismology and physics and adequate
software experience (C++, Matlab).

Please send your application including a cover letter, a CV, a brief
summary of research interests, and the list of publications, to

Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik
Institut für Mathematik
AG Prof. Deuflhard
Arnimallee 6
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)

For more information please contact:

Dr. Gerd Teschke,
Research Group 'Inverse Problems in Science and Technology'

Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB),
Takustr. 7, D-14195 Berlin-Dahlem, Germany

phone: +49 (0) 30 84185-290,
fax: +49 (0) 30 84185-107


From: Maren Leykauf <>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 03:05:14 -0500
Subject: Postdoc "Num. Methods for Optim. Control w. PDE Constr." Graz,Austria

POST-DOC Position in the project "Numerical Methods for Optimal Control with
PDE Constraints" hosted at the Karl Franzens University Graz and the Graz
University of Technology: Starting on May 1, 2007, there is an open position
for a POST-DOC within the project: "Numerical Methods for Optimal Control
with PDE Constraints" embedded in the special research group (SFB)
on "Mathematical Optimization and Applications in Biomedical Sciences" hosted
at the Karl Franzens University Graz (KFU), the Graz University of Technology
(TUG) and the Medical University Graz (MUG). This particular project is
directed by K.Kunisch (KFU) and S. Volkwein (TUG). The SFB incorporates eight
interdisciplinary research projects headed by scientists from Applied
Mathematics and Medical Engineering. For more details see the project
descriptions on the web page In our project we
are looking for an ambitious young scientist holding a PhD in Applied
Mathematics or Scientific Computing with specialization: differential
equations, and numerical analysis and/or continuous optimization. The salary
follows the rules of FWF - Austrian National Science Foundation
(approximately brutto EUR 41250/year). Please send your application by email
to email should contain a pdf file as an
attachment with the following
* Curriculum Vitae (CV)
* a short description of your qualifications and experience (i.e. list of
upper level courses, files of Diploma or Master thesis,PhD Thesis)
* a letter describing concisely your scientific interests
* names and email-addresses of at least two scientists willing to provide a

Prof. Dr. Karl Kunisch, Tel.: + 43 316 380 5160 (2), Fax: + 43 316 380 9815
Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing, University of Graz,
Heinrichstrasse 36, A-8010 Graz,


From: Maren Leykauf <>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 03:15:03 -0500
Subject: PhD "Num. Methods for Optim. Control w. PDE Constraints" Graz, Austria

PhD Position in the project "Numerical Methods for Optimal Control with PDE
Constraints" hosted at the Karl Franzens University Graz and the Graz
University of Technology: Starting on May 1, 2007, there is an open position
for a PhD student within the project: "Numerical Methods for Optimal Control
with PDE Constraints" embedded in the special research group (SFB)
on "Mathematical Optimization and Applications in Biomedical Sciences" hosted
at the Karl Franzens University Graz (KFU), the Graz University of Technology
(TUG) and the Medical University Graz (MUG). This particular project is
directed by K.Kunisch (KFU) and S. Volkwein (TUG). The SFB incorporates eight
interdisciplinary research projects headed by scientists from Applied
Mathematics and Medical Engineering. For more details see the project
descriptions on the web page In our project we
are looking for an ambitious student with programming skills holding a
diploma or master degree in Applied Mathematics or Scientific Computing with
distinct interests in differential equations, numerical analysis and/or
continuous optimization. The salary follows the rules of FWF - Austrian
National Science Foundation (approximately brutto EUR 24.100,- / year).
Please send your application by email to Your email
should contain a pdf file as an attachment with the following
* Curriculum Vitae (CV)
* a short description of your qualifications and experience (i.e. list of
courses, Diploma or Master thesis)
* a letter describing your scientific interests within the desired project
* names and email-addresses of at least two scientists willing to provide a

Prof. Dr. Karl Kunisch, Tel.: + 43 316 380 5160 (2), Fax: + 43 316 380 9815
Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing, University of Graz,
Heinrichstrasse 36, A-8010 Graz, Email:


From: Renato Spigler <>
Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2007 11:38:15 +0100
Subject: PhD Position, INdAM

As the Coordinator of the Board of Professors to grant PhD in
Mathematics, I'm trying to promote the applied, industrial, and
computational mathematics. There are few Fellowhips offered to non
Eueopean Union members, advertized my INdAM, the High Math. Institute,
and if you have some student who would like to apply, I would be happy.
Residence (during
the 3 years of study) may be interlaced with a half of the time
residence in your Country, perhaps upon some agreement.
The site of INdAM is <>
Here, look at

Bando di concorso a n. 3 Borse di studio per la frequenza dei
dottorati in matematica da parte di cittadini stranieri a.a. 2007-200

English version

Renato Spigler


From: Chi-Wang Shu <>
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2007 21:05:39 -0500
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing

Journal of Scientific Computing

Volume 30, Number 2, February 2007

A Conservative Isothermal Wall Boundary Condition for the
Compressible Navier–Stokes Equations
G.B. Jacobs, D.A. Kopriva and F. Mashayek, pp.177-192.

Third Order Accurate Non-Polynomial Reconstruction on
Rectangular and Triangular Meshes
Robert Artebrant, pp.193-221.

A Discrete Scheme for Parametric Anisotropic Surface Diffusion
Frank Hausser and Axel Voigt, pp.223-235.

A Galerkin Method for the Simulation of the Transient 2-D/2-D
and 3-D/3-D Linear Boltzmann Equation
Matthias K. Gobbert, Samuel G. Webster and Timothy S. Cale,

A Spectral Mortar Element Discretization of the Poisson Equation
with Mixed Boundary Conditions
Zakaria Belhachmi and Andreas Karageorghis, pp.275-299.

Preliminary Extension of the Unified Coordinate System Approach
to Computation of Viscous Flows
W.H. Hui, Z.N. Wu and B. Gao, pp.301-344.


From: Claude Brezinski <>
Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2007 09:37:17 +0100
Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms, vol. 43, Issue 4

Numerical Algorithms, Vol. 43, Issue 4, December 2006.
Available on the SpringerLink web site at

A. G. Bratsos
A modified predictor–corrector scheme for the two-dimensional sine-Gordon
PP. 295-308

Vita Rutka and Andreas Wiegmann
Explicit jump immersed interface method for virtual material design
of the effective elastic moduli of composite materials
pp. 309-330

Abeer Ali Abushama and Bernard Bialecki
Modified nodal cubic spline collocation for biharmonic equations
pp. 331-353

M. Ganesh and K. Mustapha
A fully discrete H1-Galerkin method with quadrature for nonlinear
advection–diffusion–reaction equations
pp. 355-383

Marcin Studniarski and El Desouky Rahmo
Approximating Clarke’s subgradients of semismooth functions by divided
pp. 385-392


From: JCM <>
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2007 14:32:36 +0800 (HKT)
Subject: Contents, Journal of Computational Mathematics, Vol 25, 2(2007)

Journal of Computational Mathematics (JCM)

Volume 25, Number 2, March 2007

Jijun Liu, Gen Nakamura and Roland Potthast
A New Approach And Error Analysis For Reconstructing The Scattered Wave By
The Point Source Method.
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 113-130.

Jianxian Qiu
Hermite WENO Schemes With Lax-Wendroff Type Time Discretizations For
Hamilton-Jacobi Equations.
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 131-144.

George Dassios
The Magnetic Potential For The Ellipsoidal MEG Problem.
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 145-156.

Hyeonbae Kang and Kyoungsun Kim
Anisotropic Polarization Tensors For Ellipses And Ellipsoids.
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 157-168.

Jianhua Yuan
An Adaptive Inverse Iteration FEM For The Inhomogeneous Dielectric
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 169-184.

Ziqing Xie and Zhimin Zhang
Superconvergence Of DG Method For One-Dimensional Singularly Perturbed
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 185-200.

Manping Zhang
Radial Basis Function Interpolation In Sobolev Spaces And Its
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 201-210.

Yuan Lei, Anping Liao and Lei Zhang
Minimization Problem For Symmetric Orthogonal Anti-Symmetric Matrices.
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 211-220.

Naihua Xiu, Changyu Wang and Lingchen Kong
A Note On The Gradient Projection Method With Exact Stepsize Rule.
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 221-230.

Xueping Guo
On Semilocal Convergence Of Inexact Newton Methods.
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 231-242.


From: Hans Schneider <>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2007 15:01:23 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Contents, LAA

Linear Algebra and its Applications
Volume 422, Issue 1, Pages 1-348 (1 April 2007)

1) Lists of Editors
Pages ii-iii

2) On the maximum multiplicity of an eigenvalue in a matrix whose graph
contains exactly one cycleÿÿ
Pages 1-16
Rosário Fernandes

3) On 0,±10,±1 matrices, odd vectors, and bisubmodular polyhedraÿÿ
Pages 17-21
Alexander V. Karzanov

4) A stabilization criterion for matrices
Pages 22-28
Jinn-Wen Wu, Kuang-Yow Lian and Peter Lancaster

5) Some observations on the Youla form and conjugate-normal matrices
Pages 29-38
H. Faßbender and Kh.D. Ikramov

6) Normalized Leonard pairs and AskeyÿÿWilson relationsÿÿ
Pages 39-57
Raimundas Vidÿÿnas

7) The spectral radii of a graph and its line graph
Pages 58-66
Lingsheng Shi

8) Derivations for a class of matrix function algebras
Pages 67-76
Benton L. Duncan

9) Computation of exact inertia and inclusions of eigenvalues
(singular values) of tridiagonal (bidiagonal) matrices
Pages 77-99
K.V. Fernando

10) Ordered OLPS and CF Nth numerators
Pages 100-118
Brian A. Hagler

11) On the spectral radius of bicyclic graphs with n vertices and
diameter dÿÿ
Pages 119-132
Shu-Guang Guo

12) Spectral radius of graphs with given matching numberÿÿ
Pages 133-138
Lihua Feng, Guihai Yu and Xiao-Dong Zhang

13) Matrices related to the Bell polynomials
Pages 139-154
Weiping Wang and Tianming Wang

14) Orthogonality of matricesÿÿ
Pages 155-163
Carlos Benítez, Manuel Fernández and María L. Soriano

15) Alexandrovÿÿs inequality and conjectures on some Toeplitz matricesÿÿ
Pages 164-185
Ivo Klemeÿÿ

16) On extremal matrices of second largest exponent by Boolean rankÿÿ
Pages 186-197
Bolian Liu, Lihua You and Gexin Yu

17) The q-numerical radius of weighted shift operators with periodic weights
Pages 198-218
Mao-Ting Chien and Hiroshi Nakazato

18) The tetrahedron algebra and its finite-dimensional irreducible modules
Pages 219-235
Brian Hartwig

19) A new rating system for duplicate bridgeÿÿ
Pages 236-249
Thomas Quint

20) The eigenvalue distribution on Schur complements of H-matricesÿÿ
Pages 250-264
Cheng-yi Zhang, Chengxian Xu and Yao-tang Li

21) Algebraic isomorphisms and strongly double triangle subspace latticesÿÿ
Pages 265-273
Yongfeng Pang and Guoxing Ji

22) Characterization of the trace by monotonicity inequalitiesÿÿ
Pages 274-278
Airat M. Bikchentaev and Oleg E. Tikhonov

23) A singular value inequality for Heinz means
Pages 279-283
Koenraad M.R. Audenaert

24) Eigenvalues and forbidden subgraphs I
Pages 284-290
Vladimir Nikiforov

25) On the completion of a partial integral matrix to a unimodular matrixÿÿ
Pages 291-294
Maozhong Fang

26) Chebyshev type inequalities involving permanents and their applicationsÿÿ
Pages 295-303
Jiajin Wen and Wan-lan Wang

27) On the span of Hadamard products of vectors
Pages 304-307
Li Qiu and Xingzhi Zhan

28) Large matchings from eigenvalues
Pages 308-317
Sebastian M. Cioabÿÿ and David A. Gregory

29) OMC for scalar multiples of unitaries
Pages 318-325
S.W. Drury

30) Generalized Jordan algebras
Pages 326-330
Irvin Roy Hentzel and Alicia Labra

31) On p-quasi-hyponormal operators
Pages 331-340
B.P. Duggal and In Ho Jeon

32) Some relations between rank of a graph and its complement
Pages 341-347
Saieed Akbari, Alireza Alipour, Javad Ebrahimi Boroojeni, Ebrahim Ghorbani
and Mirhamed Mirjalalieh Shirazi

Linear Algebra and its Applications
Volume 422, Issues 2-3, Pages 349-854 (15 April 2007)

1) Lists of Editors
Pages ii-iii

2) Subset selection for matrices
Pages 349-359
F.R. de Hoog and R.M.M. Mattheij

3) A generalized eigenvalue problem in the max algebra
Pages 360-371
P.A. Binding and H. Volkmer

4) Multialternating Jordan polynomials and codimension growth of matrix
Pages 372-379
Antonio Giambruno and Mikhail Zaicev

5) Data-sparse approximation of non-local operators by H2-matrices
Pages 380-403
Steffen Börm

6) On the number of positive solutions of a nonlinear algebraic system
Pages 404-421
Guang Zhang and Wenying Feng

7) On Cullisÿÿ determinant for rectangular matrices
Pages 422-441
Yoshiomi Nakagami and Haruo Yanai

8) On codes with local joint constraints
Pages 442-454
Bruce Moision, Alon Orlitsky and Paul H. Siegel

9) Finding the orthogonal projection of a point onto an affine subspaceÿÿ
Pages 455-470
Ján Plesník

10) Nonnegative MooreÿÿPenrose inverses of Gram operators
Pages 471-476
T. Kurmayya and K.C. Sivakumar

11) Proof of a conjecture concerning the Hadamard powers of inverse
Pages 477-481
Shencan Chen

12) A note on spectra of optimal and superoptimal preconditioned matrices
Pages 482-485
Che-Man Cheng, Xiao-Qing Jin, Seak-Weng Vong and Wei Wang

13) Permutation-like matrix groups
Pages 486-505
Grega Cigler

14) Nonlinear maps preserving similarity on B(H)ÿÿ
Pages 506-516
Shuanping Du, Jinchuan Hou and Zhaofang Bai

15) Preservers of matrix pairs with bounded distance
Pages 517-525
Ming-Huat Lim and Joshua Juat-Huan Tan

16) Interpolation algorithm for computing Drazin inverse of polynomial matrices
Pages 526-539
Marko D. Petkoviÿÿ and Predrag S. Stanimiroviÿÿ

17) Left vs right representations for solving weighted low-rank approximation
Pages 540-552
Ivan Markovsky and Sabine Van Huffel

18) Explicit solution of the polynomial least-squares approximation problem
on Chebyshev extrema nodes
Pages 553-562
Alfredo Eisinberg and Giuseppe Fedele

19) Lower bounds of Copson type for Hausdorff matrices IIÿÿ
Pages 563-573
Chang-Pao Chen and Kuo-Zhong Wang

20) LaguerreÿÿSamuelson type inequalities
Pages 574-581
Marek Niezgoda

21) The change of feedback invariants under one row perturbationÿÿ
Pages 582-603
Marija Dodig and Marko Stoÿÿiÿÿ

22) Asymptotic reflexivityÿÿ
Pages 604-615
Hassan Yousefi

23) A fast and accurate algorithm for solving BernsteinÿÿVandermonde linear
Pages 616-628
Ana Marco and José-Javier Martÿÿ´nez

24) Efficient rank reduction of correlation matrices
Pages 629-653
Igor Grubiÿÿiÿÿ and Raoul Pietersz

25) Starlike trees are determined by their Laplacian spectrum
Pages 654-658
G.R. Omidi and K. Tajbakhsh

26) Proof of Böttcher and Wenzelÿÿs conjecture on commutator norms for
3-by-3 matrices
Pages 659-663
L. László

27) Convexity and differentiability properties of spectral functions and
spectral mappings on Euclidean Jordan algebras
Pages 664-700
Michel Baes

28) Alternative characterizations of the extended WedderburnÿÿGuttman theorem
Pages 701-711
Yoshio Takane and Haruo Yanai

29) Path connectivity of k-generalized projectorsÿÿ
Pages 712-720
Hong-Ke Du, Wen-Feng Wang and Ying-Tao Duan

30) Derivable mappings at unit operator on nest algebrasÿÿ
Pages 721-735
Jun Zhu and Changping Xiong

31) On the Laplacian coefficients of acyclic graphsÿÿ
Pages 736-741
Bojan Mohar

32) Persistently positive inverses of perturbed M-matrices
Pages 742-754
Ronald D. Haynes, Manfred R. Trummer and Shannon C. Kennedy

33) Bounds on the (Laplacian) spectral radius of graphs
Pages 755-770
Lingsheng Shi

34) Eigenvalue equalities for ordinary and Hadamard products of powers of
positive semidefinite matrices
Pages 771-787
Che-Man Cheng, Ieng-Chi Law and Sok-I Leong

35) Functions of banded Hermitian block Toeplitz matrices in signal processing
Pages 788-807
Jesús Gutiérrez-Gutiérrez, Pedro M. Crespo and Albrecht Böttcher

36) The Chevalley group G2(2) of order 12096 and the octonionic root system
of E7
Pages 808-823
Mehmet Koca, Ramazan Koç and Nazife Ö. Koca

37) Semiconvergence of two-stage iterative methods for singular linear
Pages 824-838
Li Wang

38) Isospectral flows preserving some centrosymmetric structures
Pages 839-853
G.M.L. Gladwell and Oscar Rojo

End of NA Digest