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From: Nathalie Revol <>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 05:08:16 -0400
Subject: IEEE WG for the standardization of interval arithmetic

Dear colleagues

as you may know, our community of intervalists has launched an
initiative to start a working group (WG for short) under the
auspices of IEEE. At the origin of this initiative and as a
follow-up of a meeting in Dagstuhl last January are Baker Kearfott,
John Pryce and me, Nathalie Revol. More information can be found
at the end of this message about the goal of this WG.

The creation of this WG is currently under review by the appropriate
IEEE committee. The answer should be known mid-June.

Meanwhile, we are trying to "gather our troops", ie to establish
a list of people willing to take part in this standardization process.
The involvement ranges from subscribing and participating to the
mailing list up to serving on the committee. The mailing list will
be created by IEEE if the WG is accepted.

** If you are interested and have not already informed me of
your future participation, could you please do so by answering me:
I would need your complete name, affiliation, address and e-mail
address as well as your intention to serve on the committee. **

Thank you for your help.
Best regards
Nathalie Revol

The goal of this WG is to standardize interval arithmetic. This
standard will be based on the IEEE-754/2008 standard for floating-point
arithmetic. This standard will specify basic interval arithmetic
operations selecting and following one of the commonly used mathematical
interval models. It will support the IEEE-754/2008 floating-point types
of practical use in interval computations. Exception conditions will be
defined and standard handling of these conditions will be specified.
Consistency with the model will be tempered with practical considerations
based on input from representatives of vendors and owners of existing
systems. The standard will provide a layer between the hardware and the
programming language levels. It will not mandate that any operations be
implemented in hardware. It will not define any realization of the basic
operations as functions in a programming language.


From: Christophe Prieur <>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 15:20:59 +0200
Subject: Call for Nominations, PhD Award on Embedded and Networked Control

Call for Nominations for 2008 European PhD Award on Embedded and
Networked Control

The EECI PhD Award is given annually in recognition of the best PhD
thesis in Europe in the field of Embedded and Networked Control. The aim
is to encourage high-quality work amongst young researchers in their
first research period. The prize consists of a certificate and a cash
award. The domain of research of candidates should be included in the
large multidisciplinary area of the control of hybrid, nonlinear,
embedded or networked systems.

For more information consult the web-pages :

The deadline for nomination is June 15, 2008. To be eligible for the
award, the thesis must have been defended in Europe during the year
prior the above deadline. To apply, please consult the award web page:

For inquiries, please contact


Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 16:16:31 +0100
Subject: Release of CHEBFUN, version 2

We are delighted to announce the release of Version 2 of the chebfun
system, whose aim is computation "with the feel of symbolics and
the speed of numerics". In chebfun computing, the usual Matlab
operations for vectors are overloaded for functions on an interval
[a,b]. You can also work with "quasimatrices" whose columns are
chebfuns and compute their condition number, QR factorization,
SVD, etc. All this is built on representing piecewise smooth
functions by polynomial interpolants through Chebyshev points, with
the number of points automatically determined to achieve close to
16-digit precision. The "chebop" extension extends the same kind
of computing to the solution of integral and differential equations.

Here are four examples:

What's the integral of exp(-sqrt(x)) from 0 to 10?
>> x = chebfun('x',[0 10]); sum(exp(-sqrt(x)))
ans = 1.647628069579947

What's the maximum of sin(x)+sin(x^2) over the same interval?
>> max(sin(x)+sin(x.^2))
ans = 1.985446580874099

How many roots does J0(x) have between 0 and 1000?
>> length(roots(chebfun(@(x) besselj(0,x),[0 1000])))
ans = 318

What is the first eigenvalue of the Laplacian on [0,pi]?
>> L = -diff(domain(0,pi),2) & 'dirichlet'; eigs(L,1)
ans = 1.00000000000002

The software is available at,
where you can also browse a user's guide with many more examples.

We are eager to hear from users! If you like Matlab, you will
probably like chebfuns. Please give them a try and send us an
M-file if you find a particularly interesting application. We
will be happy to post some of our favorites on the web. We also
look forward to seeing some of you at the chebfun minisymposium
on Tuesday 8 July at the SIAM Annual Meeting in San Diego.

- The Chebfun Team (
Toby Driscoll, Ricardo Pachon,
Rodrigo Platte, Nick Trefethen

(With thanks also to Chebfun Version 1 maestro Zachary Battles
and chebop collaborator Folkmar Bornemann.)


From: Guido Kanschat <>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 17:19:28 -0500
Subject: FEM Software - deal.II Release 6.1.0

Version 6.1 of deal.II, the object-oriented finite element library
recently awarded the J. H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software, has
been released. It is available from the deal.II home-page at

Major new features of version 6.1 are:
- 3 new extensive tutorial programs showing advanced FEM techniques for
complex-valued problems, the Stokes equations, and the Euler equations of
compressible gas dynamics
- Improved hp finite element support
- A simpler and more powerful method to assemble matrices and vectors for
systems of partial differential equations
- A method to postprocess numerical solutions and write derived quantities
into output files for graphical visualization
- A much improved sparse ILU
- Some 60 new functions, classes, and bug fixes.

All main features of the previous versions have been continued and improved:
- Support for dimension-independent programming
- Extensive documentation and working example programs
- Multigrid support
- Locally refined grids
- A zoo of different finite elements
- Fast linear algebra
- Built-in support for symmetric multi-processing (SMP) and distributed
- Interfaces to PETSc, METIS, UMFPACK and other external software
- Output for a variety of visualization platforms.

deal.II can be downloaded for free and is distributed under an Open
Source license.

Wolfgang Bangerth, Guido Kanschat, Ralf Hartmann, the deal.II team


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Sat, 31 May 2008 10:06:36 -0400
Subject: New book, Boundary Control of PDEs: A Course on Backstepping Designs

Announcing the May 8, 2008 publication from SIAM of:

Boundary Control of PDEs: A Course on Backstepping Designs
Miroslav Krstic and Andrey Smyshlyaev

2008 / x + 192 pages / Hardcover / ISBN 978-0-89871-650-4
List Price $89.00 / SIAM Member Price $62.30 / Order Code DC16

This concise and highly usable textbook presents an introduction to
backstepping, an elegant new approach to boundary control of partial
differential equations (PDEs). Backstepping provides mathematical tools for
converting complex and unstable PDE systems into elementary, stable, and
physically intuitive "target PDE systems" that are familiar to engineers and

The text’s broad coverage includes parabolic PDEs; hyperbolic PDEs of first
and second order; fluid, thermal, and structural systems; delay systems;
PDEs with third and fourth derivatives in space; real-valued as well as
complex-valued PDEs; stabilization as well as motion planning and trajectory
tracking for PDEs; and elements of adaptive control for PDEs and control of
nonlinear PDEs.

This book is intended for both beginning and advanced graduate students in a
one-quarter or one-semester course on backstepping techniques for boundary
control of PDEs. It is also accessible to engineers with no prior training
in PDEs.

To order or for more information, please visit


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Sat, 31 May 2008 10:13:28 -0400
Subject: New book, Numerical Methods in Scientific Computing, Volume I

Announcing the May 20, 2008 publication from SIAM of:

Numerical Methods in Scientific Computing, Volume I
Germund Dahlquist and Åke Björck

2008 / xxviii + 717 pages / Hardcover / ISBN 978-0-898716-44-3
List Price $109.00 / SIAM Member Price $76.30 / Order Code OT103

“This work is a monumental undertaking and represents the most comprehensive
textbook survey of numerical analysis to date. It will be an important
reference in the field for many years to come.”
—Nicholas J. Higham, University of Manchester.

This new book from the authors of the highly successful classic Numerical
Methods (Prentice-Hall, 1974) addresses the increasingly important role of
numerical methods in science and engineering. While treating traditional and
well-developed topics, it also emphasizes concepts and ideas of importance
to the design of accurate and efficient algorithms with applications to
scientific computing. The authors also include review questions, problems,
and computer exercises drawn from 40 years of teaching.

A supplementary Website contains three appendices: an introduction to matrix
computations; a description of Mulprec, a MATLAB® multiple precision
package; and a guide to literature, algorithms, and software in numerical

To order or for more information, please visit


From: MMDS organizers <>
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2008 05:46:57 -0400
Subject: Registration opened, Modern Massive Data Sets (MMDS), Stanford, Jun 2008

Online registration for the 2008 Workshop on Algorithms for Modern
Massive Data Sets (MMDS 2008) is now available at

In addition to the talks, there will be a poster session on Friday,
June 27, 2008. Please send a title and abstract to if you would like to present a

Event: MMDS 2008: Workshop on Algorithms for Modern Massive Data Sets
Dates: June 25-28, 2008
Location: Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Synopsis: The 2008 Workshop on Algorithms for Modern Massive Data Sets
(MMDS 2008) will address algorithmic, mathematical, and statistical
challenges in modern statistical data analysis. The goals of MMDS 2008
are to explore novel techniques for modeling and analyzing massive,
high-dimensional, and nonlinearly-structured scientific and internet
data sets, and to bring together computer scientists, statisticians,
mathematicians, and data analysis practitioners to promote cross-
fertilization of ideas.

Organizers: Gunnar Carlsson (Stanford), Michael Mahoney (Yahoo),
Lek-Heng Lim (Berkeley), Petros Drineas (RPI)

Speakers: Deepak Agarwal (Yahoo), Pankaj Agarwal (Duke), Rakesh
Agrawal (Microsoft), Nir Ailon (Google), Reid Andersen (Microsoft),
Edward Chang (Google), Fan Chung (UCSD), Kenneth Clarkson (IBM),
Ronald Coifman (Yale), Sanjoy Dasgupta (UCSD), James Demmel
(Berkeley), Inderjit Dhillon (UT Austin), Christos Faloutsos (CMU),
Jerome Friedman (Stanford), Anna Gilbert (Michigan), Sharad Goel
(Yahoo), Leonidas Guibas (Stanford), Lars Kai Hansen (TU Denmark),
Elad Hazan (IBM), Susan Holmes (Stanford), Piotr Indyk (MIT),
T.S. Jayram (IBM), Michael Jordan (Berkeley), Satyen Kale (Microsoft),
Chandrika Kamath (Lawrence Livermore), Ravi Kannan (Yale), Ping Li
(Cornell), Jun Liu (Harvard), Jitendra Malik (Berkeley), Milena Mihail
(Georgia Tech), Partha Niyogi (Chicago), Art Owen (Stanford), Haesun
Park (Georgia Tech), Tomaso Poggio (MIT), Elizabeth Purdom (Berkeley),
Sam Roweis (Toronto), Amin Saberi (Stanford), Daniel Spielman (Yale),
Nathan Srebro (Chicago), Nikhil Srivastava (Yale), Eugene Tyrtyshnikov
(Russian Academy of Science), Chris Volinsky (AT&T), Tong Zhang


From: Michael Gschwind <>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 09:01:14 -0400
Subject: 2008 Workshop on Cell Systems and Applications, Beijing, Jun 2008

2008 Workshop on Cell Systems and Applications (WCSA 2008)
in conjunction with the 2008 International Symposium on Computer
June 21 & 22, 2008
Beijing, People's Republic of China

The First International Workshop on Cell Systems and Applications
(WCSA 2008) provides a venue for discussing the increasing needs of
present and future computation-intensive applications. To respond
to the needs of these applications, new and innovative approaches
are necessary to facilitate the design and implementation of future
high-performance computing systems.

The workshop will discuss how one design point, heterogeneous
multicore architectures with accelerators, responds to these emerging
application needs, and how such architectures can enable new
application domains with high-performance computing needs.

The 2008 Workshop on Cell Systems and Applications is affiliated with
the 2008 International Symposium on Computer Architecture. To register
for the workshop, please visit the ISCA website at
or register directly at

For more information, visit the WCSA web site at


From: Paul Clifford <>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 08:52:20 -0400
Subject: Workshop, Pricing and Hedging Exotic Options, Warwick, Jul 2008

Conference: Computational Methods for Pricing and Hedging Exotic Options
Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick: 11th & 12th July 2008

The conference focuses on the use of modern computational methods for the
pricing and hedging of exotic options.

Keynote Speakers:
Nasir Afaf, Commerzbank
Claudio Albanese, Level3Finance
Jesper Andreasen, Bank of America
Pat Hagan, JP Morgan Chase
Nick Webber, Warwick Business School
Uwe Wystup, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and MathFinance AG

We are now also accepting abstracts for talks in the afternoon sessions for
both July 11th and 12th.

Conference Web Page:

1-day PhD Workshop:
In addition to the main conference on July 11th and 12th, there is a one-day
workshop for PhD students on July 10th. Places are limited to 20 and more
information can be found on the website

For more information, contact Paul Clifford at
or the Mathematical Research Centre(MRC) at


From: Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber <>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 09:24:42 -0400
Subject: Intl Conf on Power Control Optimization (PCO'2008) , Thailand, Jul 2008

Call for Papers - Announcement:
18-20 July 2008, Chiang Mai, Thailand

The vision of PCO-08 is to bring today's highly inspiring and
precision innovative research and resource development for tomorrow's
industry in power and control. It has the mission to highlight
innovative research and development of academics and industrial
experts in the area of power control and its optimization techniques,
and to provide a forum to disseminate the results to all industrial
sectors in power quality, automation, business, finance, economics and
management. Also, to bring all necessary information of the most
recent and relevant innovations in regard to the theories and
practices in industrial engineering and management, where a
constructive dialogues on theoretical concepts, practical ideas and
results of the state of the art will be developed.

The main objective of PCO-08 is to provide a platform for researchers,
engineers, practitioners and academicians as well as industrial
professionals to present their research results and development

This conference, as part of discussing the results, ensures to provide
opportunities for delegates to exchange new innovative ideas and
application experiences face to face, and to provide a platform where
possible entrepreneurs can think of new ventures, or generate research
contacts and find global partners for future collaboration.

Important dates:
Paper Submission: 14/03/2008
Formal acceptance letter with peer review: 01/05/2008
Camera Ready Paper: 01/06/2008
Registration with full payment: 01/06/2008
Conference commencement: 18/07/2008


From: Tony Drummond <>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 17:14:54 -0700
Subject: Deadline Soon: 9th DOE ACTS Collection Workshop, Berkeley, Aug 2008

Ninth Workshop on the DOE Advanced Computational Software Collection
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, August 19-22, 2008
Building Robust, Scalable and Portable Software

The Advanced CompuTational Software (ACTS) Collection comprises a set
of non commercial tools mainly developed at the Department of Energy's
(DOE) laboratories, sometimes in collaboration with
universities. These software tools aim to simplify the solution of
common and important computational problems, and have substantially
benefited a wide range of applications and fields in computational
sciences. These benefits are accounted not only for applications
running efficiently on high performing computing environments but also
realizing computation that would not have been possible otherwise.
Nowadays, with the introduction of hardware technologies such as of
multi-core, the use of software libraries is key in the development of
high end software applications. This is because libraries provide a
level of software abstractions in which the robustness, scalability
and portability can be easily and reliably passed into the application
codes across a large class of computer platforms.

The four-day workshop will include a range of tutorials on the tools
currently available in the collection, discussion sessions aimed to
solve specific computational needs by the workshop participants, and
hands-on practices using NERSC's state-of-the-art computers. The
workshop is opened to computational scientists from industry and
academia. Registration fees are fully sponsored by the DOE's Office of
Science. In addition, DOE will sponsor travel expenses and lodging for
a limited number of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For
more information on the workshop, please contact Tony Drummond at
(510) 486-7624 or Osni Marques at (510) 486-5290.

Relevant Links:

- Application form:
- ACTS Collection information:

Important Dates to Remember:

- Application submission deadline: June 20, 2008
- Application review completed and invitations sent: July 05, 2008
- Attendee confirmation of participation deadline: July 11, 2008
- Workshop Dates: August 19-22, 2008


From: Genetha Gray <>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 16:21:37 -0400
Subject: AIM Workshop on Hybrid Methods for Hydrological Applications, Oct 2008

The American institute of Mathematics will sponsor a workshop entitled
"Derivative-Free Hybrid Optimization Methods for Solving Simuldation-Based
Problems in Hydrology" from October 6-10, 2008.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers with expertise in
simulation-based optimization, sampling techniques, optimization using
surrogates, and hydrology to tackle the complex issues that arise in water
resources management applications. The inherent challenges, which are in fact
present across all engineering disciplines, include black-box, nonlinear
objective functions and constraints, and non-convex, disconnected feasible
regions. Hybrid optimization methods offer a potential solution to these
problems, but require a deeper analysis to understand their applicability.
This workshop will feature lectures describing the background material,
discussions, and parallel working sessions. The goals include making some
progress on specific problems through the formation of new collaborations.

Funding is still available for a few more participants. Please see for more information and
the on-line application form. Applications are due June 6, 2008.


From: Mofdi El-Amrani <>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 16:03:58 -0400
Subject: Hispano-Moroccan Days on Applied Mathematics & Statistics, Dec 2008

1st Hispano-Moroccan Days on Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Tetouan, Morocco
29-31 December 2008
Second Announcement and Call for Papers

Important Dates:
September 15 - Deadline for submission of titles and abstracts
September 29 - Authors will be notified of accepted papers
October 15 - Deadline for early registration
November 28 - Deadline for full papers submission

The organizing committee is delighted to welcome you to Hispano-Moroccan Days
on Applied Mathematics and Statistics in Tetouan, a pretty city located in the
north of Morocco. The objective of the 1st Hispano-Moroccan Days on Applied
Mathematics and Statistics is to promote and foster cooperation in applied
mathematics and statistics by bringing together scientists and engineers from
Spain and Morocco working in specialized areas.

The 1st Hispano-Moroccan Days on Applied Mathematics and Statistics will take
place from 17th to 19th December 2008. The aim of these Hispano-Moroccan Days
is to present through invited lectures, selected contributed papers and poster
sessions, recent results in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Probability and
Operational Research. Applications in different fields are encouraged. Recent
results and new trends in the analysis of numerical algorithms as well as
their application to challenging scientific and industrial problems will also
be discussed. Apart from theoretical aspects, a major part of the HMAMS days
will be devoted to numerical methods for interdisciplinary applications.


From: "T.Terlaky" <>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 04:27:11 -0400
Subject: Veszprém Optimization Conference (VOCAL 2008), Hungary, Dec 2008

The Veszprém Optimization Conference: Advanced Algorithms (VOCAL-2008)
December 15-17, Veszprém, Hungary
Faculty of Information Technology, Pannon University

SCOPE: The VOCAL conference focuses on recent advances on optimization
algorithms: continues and discrete; complexity and convergence
properties, high performance optimization software and novel
applications are reviewed as well. We aim to bring together researchers
from both the theoretical and applied communities in the framework of a
medium-scale event.

Rainer E. Burkard, Technical University Graz
Christodoulos A. Floudas, Princeton University
Monique Laurent, CWI Amsterdam
Katya Scheinberg, T.J. Watson, Research Center, IBM
Fabio Schoen, University, of Florence
Philippe Toint, University of Namur
Ya-xian Yuan, Cjinese Academy of Sciences

Each accepted paper will be allotted a 25 minutes talk. Authors wishing
to speak should submit an abstract via the conference WEB page by September
30, 2008.

Deadline for abstract submission: September 30, 2008.
Notification of acceptance / Program available October 30 2008.
Deadline for early registration: October 30, 2008.
Conference begins on December 15 at 7:30 a.m. and ends December 17 at
6:00 p.m., 2008.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee
Tamas Terlaky, (Chair, McMaster University)
Please send enquiries to: Botond Bertok <>


From: Frederic Nataf <>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 14:01:27 +0200
Subject: Postdoc Position at Paris VI University

2008 Postdoctoral fellowship at University Pierre et Marie Curie,
Laboratoire J.L. Lions
City: Paris
Title: Parallel linear solvers for large sparse systems
Fellowship supervisor: Frederic Nataf

A post-doc position is open in the Laboratoire J.L. Lions, University
Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris, France. We are looking for candidates at
post-doc level with interest, motivation and background in scientific
computing. Experience in high performance computing and mathematics
(with publications) is required.

The candidate will be funded by the Pôle Systematic, projet EHPOC.
The candidate will have to work on the study and parallel
implementation on large parallel computing platforms of hybrid solvers
for the solution of large sparse linear systems. The candidate must
have a PhD degree from a recognized university in engineering,
computer sciences or applied mathematics. Previous experience on
parallel linear algebra and strong computational skills in C++ will be
an asset.

Applications should comprise a letter of motivation, a CV plus the
names and contact information of three individuals who have agreed to
send letters of recommendation.

A successful candidate could start at any time after selection.

Please send your application by email to

Deadline: July 15th 2008


From: Laura Rebollo-Neira <>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 11:42:36 -0400
Subject: Research Fellow in Applied Mathematics (Signal Processing Orientation)

Research Fellow in Applied Mathematics (Signal Processing Orientation)
Aston Univeristy, Birmingham, UK

Seven moth fixed term contract to start as soon as possible

Applications are invited to work for seven month on an EPSRC funded project
to investigate ``Highly nonlinear approximations for sparse signal

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Mathematics or related discipline
with a strong mathematical background.
The job requires excellent mathematical and computational

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be addressed
to Laura Rebollo-Neira email:


From: Ildi Cismasiu <>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 10:54:24 -0400
Subject: Postgraduate Research Grant

Two research positions are available in the framework of research project
"Development of Hybrid-Trefftz Finite Element Modelling", under contract
PTDC/ECM/70781/2006 funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia and
FEDER through Programa POCI 2010:
The duration of the grant is 36 months, subject to annual renewal, starting
on October 1, 2008, and can be extended for an additional period of six months.
The contract provisions are those set by the funding agency, Fundação para a
Ciência e a Tecnologia
( and by the internal
regulations of the host institution, Instituto Superior Técnico.
Candidates will join one of the following research tasks of the supporting
project (
Poroelasto-plastic modelling of saturated soils; Thermomechanic modelling
of early age concrete; Cohesive fracture modelling of concrete;
Parallel processing.
The research is supervised by Prof. J.A. Teixeira de Freitas.
Candidates must have a Master degree (or equivalent). They will be selected
according to their experience and skills in: structural mechanics; finite
element modelling; C or C++ programming; parallel processing algorithms.
Effective communication skills, in both written and spoken Portuguese or
English, are essential.
The value of the grant (Bolsa para Mestre) is that set by the funding agency,
under the contract provisions and regulations mentioned above.
The application should be sent to the project leader (
and include a pdf file with the following information: cover letter describing
research interests; curriculum vitæ; short description of qualifications and
experience; names and email-addresses of at least two scientists willing to
provide supporting references. Official documentation on the academic
qualifications will be requested to the selected candidate.
Period of the competition: May 26 – June 30, 2008.


From: Thomas Slawig <>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 11:52:56 -0400
Subject: PhD position in Scientific Computing (Kiel Germany)

The German Cluster of Excellence <<The Future Ocean>> invites applications
for a PhD position
in Scientific Computing in the Research Group Algorithmic Optimal Control at
the Dep. of Computer Science. The position is for two years initially with
opportunity for prolongation.

We are looking for mathematicians, physicists or computer scientists with
background in numerical solution of ODEs/PDEs, Optimization or Optimal Control.

You will get the opportunity to work in Cluster research projects in a
motivating, interdisciplinary environment at the coast of the Baltic Sea.

For more details:

Thomas Slawig


From: Fikret Aliev <>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 06:08:07 -0400
Subject: Contents, Applied and Computational Mathematics


Applied and Computational Mathematics, Vol.7, No.1, 2008
(ISSN 1683-3511,

Message from Editors
p. 3

Optimal Control of Linear Systems on Quadratic Performance Index
R.Gabasov, F.M. Kirillova, N.S. Paulianok
pp. 4-20

A Simple Numerical Approximation of Joint Probabilities of Calls in Service
and Calls in the Retrial Group in a Picocell
Bong Dae Choi, A. Melikov, A. Velibekov

Modelling and stability analysis in fuzzy economics
R. A. Aliev
pp. 31-53

Nash equilibria solutions in the competitive salesmen problem on a network
I. Averbakh, V. Lebedev and V. Tsurkov
pp 54-65

First-Order Penalty Methods for Computing Suboptimal Output Feedback
El-Sayed M.E. Mostafa
pp. 66-83

A Kernel Pressure Estimator and the Law of Atmospheres
E. Grycko and T. Müller- Gronbach
pp. 84-88

Towards Reverse Scheduling with Final States of Sports Disciplines
Vasif V. Nabiyev, Hüseyin Pehlivan
pp. 89-106

Solving Transport Equation via Walsh Function and Sumudu Transform
Abdelouahab Kadem
pp. 107-118

A consistent confidence interval for fuzzy capability index
A. Parchami, M. Mashinchi, and V. Partovi Nia

Genetic Symbiosis Algorithm Generating Test Data for Constraint Automata
Alireza Rezaee
pp. 126-137


From: Zoe Crossman <>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 09:56:18 -0400
Subject: Contents, Inverse Problems' statistical and computational special section

Inverse Problems is pleased to announce that its latest special section, on
statistical and computational issues in inverse problems, is now freely
available online until 22 June 2008 at:

The section presents an overview of the current state of research in
statistical and computational issues in inverse problems and was guest edited
by L Tenorio, E Haber, W W Symes, P B Stark, D Cox and O Ghattas.

We are pleased to make the Guest Editors' introductory article and two
articles, 'Smoothing noisy data via regularization: statistical perspectives'
by Chong Gu and 'Fast denoising of surface meshes with intrinsic texture' by H
Huang and U Ascher, featured articles on the journal homepage; to read them
for free, visit:

We hope you enjoy reading these articles as much as we have.

Kate Watt
Publisher, Inverse Problems


From: JCM <>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 00:19:35 +0800 (HKT)
Subject: Contents, Journal of Computational Mathematics, No. 3, 26 (2008)

Journal of Computational Mathematics (JCM)
Volume 26, Number 3, May 2008

Habib Ammari and Gang Bao
Coupling of Finite Element and Boundary Element Methods for the Scattering
by Periodic Chiral Structures.
J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 261-283.

Zhiming Chen and Jean-Claude Nedelec
On Maxwell Equations with the Transparent Boundary Condition.
J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 284-296.

Wei Gong, Ruo Li, Ningning Yan and Weibo Zhao
An Improved Error Analysis for Finite Element Approximation of
Bioluminescence Tomography.
J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 297-309.

Xin-Gao Gong, Lihua Shen, Dier Zhang and Aihui Zhou
Finite Element Approximations for Schrodinger Equations with Applications
to Electronic Structure Computations.
J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 310-323.

Weimin Han and Ge Wang
Bioluminescence Tomography: Biomedical Background, Mathematical Theory,
and Numerical Approximation.
J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 324-335.

Ling Huang, Chi-Wang Shu and Mengping Zhang
Numerical Boundary Conditions for the Fast Sweeping High Order Weno
Methods for Solving the Eikonal Equation.
J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 336-346.

Xia Ji, Wei Cai and Pingwen Zhang
Reflection/Transmission Characteristics of a Discontinuous Galerkin Method
for Maxwell'S Equations in Dispersive Inhomogeneous Media.
J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 347-364.

Hongwei Li, Xuecheng Tai and Sigurd Ivar Aanonsen
Reservoir Description by Using a Piecewise Constant Level Set Method.
J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 365-377.

Dongjie Liu and Dehao Yu
A FEM-BEM Formulation for an Exterior Quasilinear Elliptic Problem in the
Plane. J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 378-389.

Xin Liu and Yaxiang Yuan
On the Separable Nonlinear Least Squares Problems.
J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 390-403.

Bin Wang
An Explicit Multi-Conservation Finite-Difference Scheme for
Shallow-Water-Wave Equation.
J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 404-409.

Junping Wang, Xiaoshen Wang and Xiu Ye
Finite Element Methods for the Navier-Stokes Equations by H(div) Elements.
J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 410-436.

Xiaoping Xie, Jinchao Xu and Guangri Xue
Uniformly Stable Finite Element Methods for Darcy-Stokes-Brinkman Models.
J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 437-455. Abstract

Shangyou Zhang
On the P1 Powell-Sabin Divergence-Free Finite Element for the Stokes
Equations. J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 456-470.


From: "Commun. Comput. Phys." <>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 00:04:23 +0800 (HKT)
Subject: Contents, Commun. Comput. Phys. Vol. 3 No. 5

Communications in Computational Physics (CiCP)
Volume 3, Number 5, 2008
Special issue on Poisson-Boltzmann Equation

Review Articles:

B. Z. Lu, Y. C. Zhou, M. J. Holst and J. A. McCammon
Recent progress in numerical methods for the Poisson-Boltzmann equation in
biophysical applications.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp. 973-1009.

Jun Wang, Chunhu Tan, Yu-Hong Tan, Qiang Lu and Ray Luo
Poisson-Boltzmann solvents in molecular dynamics simulations.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp. 1010-1031.

Regular Articles:

Xinwei Shi and Patrice Koehl
The geometry behind numerical solvers of the Poisson-Boltzmann equation.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp. 1032-1050.

Johan H. Bredenberg, Alexander H. Boschitsch and Marcia O. Fenley
The role of anionic protein residues on the salt dependence of the binding
of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases to tRNA: A Poisson-Boltzmann analysis.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp. 1051-1070.

Kemper Talley, Petras Kundrotas and Emil Alexov
Modeling salt dependence of protein-protein association: Linear vs
non-linear Poisson-Boltzmann equation.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp. 1071-1086.

Moran Wang and Shiyi Chen
On applicability of Poisson-Boltzmann equation for micro- and nanoscale
electroosmotic flows.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp. 1087-1099.

A. Sayyed-Ahmad, Y. Miao and P. Ortoleva
Poisson-Boltzmann theory of bionanosystems.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp. 1100-1116.

J. Ambia-Garrido and B. Montgomery Pettitt
Free energy calculations for DNA near surfaces using an ellipsoidal
geometry. Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp. 1117-1131.

Johan H. Bredenberg and Marcia O. Fenley
Salt dependent association of novel mutants of TATA-binding proteins to
Predictions from theory and experiments.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp. 1132-1153.

Author index to volume 3
Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp. 1154-1155


From: "Peter J. Olver" <>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 08:39:49 -0500
Subject: Contents: Foundations of Computational Mathematics v. 8 n. 1

Foundations of Computational Mathematics
Volume 8 Number 1

On Smale's 17th Problem: A Probabilistic Positive Solution
Authors Carlos Beltran, Luis Miguel Pardo
Pages 1 - 43

Computing the Top Betti Numbers of Semialgebraic Sets Defined by
Quadratic Inequalities in Polynomial Time
Author Saugata Basu
Pages 45 - 95

Computing the First Betti Number of a Semi-Algebraic Set
Authors Saugata Basu, Richard Pollack, Marie-Françoise Roy
Pages 97 - 136

Point Counting in Families of Hyperelliptic Curves
Author Hendrik Hubrechts
Pages 137 - 169

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