NA Digest Sunday, July 13, 2008 Volume 08 : Issue 28

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Tamara G. Kolda
Sandia National Labs

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From: Victor Eijkhout <>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2008 12:51:29 -0500
Subject: TeX by Topic back in print

For those of you writing (La)TeX macros.

My book TeX by Topic, originally published by Addison-Wesley 1991, made
available for download 2001, published under GFDL 2007, is now available
nicely printed and bound from for $14.04 plus shipping.

It is also download it from the gnu site, including sources:



From: Nick McCullen <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2008 11:01:49 -0400
Subject: Emergence in Complex Systems conference, Univ of Bath, Sep 2008

“Emergence in Complex Systems” 9th-11th September 2008, University of Bath

The Bath Institute for Complex Systems is pleased to announce that abstracts
for the above conference can now be found on line at:

The selected topics for this conference are: Complex physical and mechanical
systems, Collective behaviour and self-organisation, Network models, the
social sciences and economics.

Invited speakers:
Nigel Gilbert (University of Surrey),
Marty Golubitsky (University of Houston),
Henrik Jensen (Imperial College),
Mark Miodownik (Kings College London),
Tom Mullin (University of Manchester),
Didier Sornette (ETH, Zurich).

Contributed talks are welcome.

**Please note: the deadline for abstracts from participants wishing to
contribute a talk is 23rd July 2008**.

Those wishing to submit an abstract should do so through the registration form.

The deadline for registrations is 15th August 2008.

Further information about the conference and how to register can be found at:


From: Dugald Duncan <>
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2008 18:31:31 +0100
Subject: Scottish Computational Mathematics Symposium, Edinburgh, Sep 2008

17th Scottish Computational Mathematics Symposium

10:00-17:00 Wednesday September 10th, 2008
Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton Campus, Edinburgh, UK

The meeting is supported by the London Mathematical Society.


* Rob Beardmore (Imperial College, London)
* Evelyn Buckwar (Heriot-Watt)
* Ping Lin (Dundee)
* Jared Tanner (Edinburgh)
* Francoise Tisseur (Manchester)


The Scottish Computational Mathematics Symposium (SCMS) one day meetings
are held every year in September with the aim of bringing together
mathematicians and others who develop and/or use computer algorithms to
solve mathematical problems. The meetings are open to everyone interested.

Please register by September 1st.
Registration and all other details are at:

Dugald Duncan (Heriot-Watt) + John Mackenzie (Strathclyde)


From: Yang Cao <>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2008 10:32:50 -0400 (AST)
Subject: ACM SAC'09 Special Track on Computational Sciences, Hawaii, Mar 2009

Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa
Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
March 8 - 12, 2009
sponsored by
The ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing
hosted by
University of Hawaii at ManoaandChaminade University of Honolulu

Conference web page:
Track web page:

1. Aug. 16, 2008: Paper submissions
2. Oct. 11, 2008: Author notification of acceptance
3. Oct. 25, 2008: Camera-Ready Copy due
4. Mar. 8-12, 2009: Conference


Adrian Sandu and Yang Cao
Department of Computer Science
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0106
Email: {sandu,ycao}


Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2008 21:45:37 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: Numerical Analysis & Scientific Computing with Applications, May 2009

"Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computation with Applications" (NASCA)
Agadir, Morocco
May 18-22, 2009.

Large linear systems and preconditioning, eigenvalue problems.
High-performance and parallel computation. Linear algebra and
control, model reduction. Multigrid and multilevel methods.
Numerical methods for PDEs': Finite element, Finite volume, Meshless
methods... Approximation, Radial Basis Functions, Scattered data
approximation, Splines. Optimisation. Applications: image processing,
financial computation, learning machine,...

M. Buhmann, Germany
C. Brezinski, France
B. Datta, USA
B. Philippe, France
L. Reichel, USA
Y. Saad, USA
M. Seaid, UK.
D. Silvester, UK
D. Szyld, USA
C. Vasquez, Spain

Important Dates:
January 15, 2009 - Deadline for submission of titles and
abstracts February 15, 2009 - Authors will be notified of accepted
papers March 1, 2009 - Deadline for early registration
October 1, 2009 - Full paper submission.

The proceedings of the conference will appear as a special volume of
the journal " Applied Numerical Mathematics", subject to a regular
refereeing process.

For more informations, please refer to the web page:
or contact us at:


From: Costas Bekas <>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 09:43:40 -0400
Subject: CFP: Special issue on Parallel Matrix Algorithms & Applications

5th Special Issue of Parallel Computing (Elsevier)
on Parallel Matrix Algorithms and Applications

Deadline for submissions: October 15, 2008.

This 5th special issue of Parallel Computing on Parallel Matrix
Algorithms and Applications is devoted to various novel, efficient
linear algebra techniques and their applications in diverse areas of
science and industry. The special issue is to follow the PMAA'08
Workshop, which was held in Neuchatel, Switzerland, June, 20-22, 2008
( However, the papers solicited in
this call for papers are not restricted to the contributions presented
during the Workshop. Submissions from other researchers, which fit the
scope of this special issue are also welcomed.

Papers submitted to the special issue should have a strong parallel
computing and numerical linear algebra component. Topics to be
covered in the issue include, but are not limited to:

* Parallel methods for solving large linear systems of equations:
direct, iterative, domain decomposition.
* Parallel eigenvalue and singular value computations.
* Parallel matrix multiplication and combinatorial scientific
* Parallel linear algebra methods in Data Mining.
* Automatic tuning and performance modeling.
* Novel architectural paradigms (e.g. GPU and multicore) and their use
in matrix computations and applications.
* Large scale scientific applications from diverse fields which have
an emphasis on parallel matrix computation.

Manuscripts will undergo the standard Parallel Computing
peer-reviewing process. They should be submitted electronically via
the Journal's online submission system
and the authors should follow the instructions in the Guide for
Authors. In particular, when choosing the Article type during the
submission, make sure you select the title of this special issue
"Parallel Matrix Algorithms and Applications (PMAA'08)".

The guest editors of this special issue are:
Costas Bekas, IBM Research, Zurich, Switzerland
Pasqua D' Ambra, CNR, Naples, Italy
Ananth Grama, Purdue University, USA
Yousef Saad, University of Minnesota, USA
Petko Yanev, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland

For any questions, please contact Costas Bekas at


From: Martin Vohralik <>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2008 10:41:08 -0400
Subject: Post-doc in NA and scientific computing between IFP and LJLL, Paris

A postdoctoral position will be opened from September 2008 (optimally) in
the framework of a collaborative project between the « Institut Francais du
Petrole » and the « Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions » in Paris. It will be
aimed at the study of a posteriori error estimation and adaptive refinement
strategies and their application to numerical approximation of problems
displaying steep fronts with complex physics.

The candidate will be asked to use the latest advancements in robust a
posteriori error estimation applied to multi-point finite volume schemes
(MPFV) for the approximation of heterogeneous and anisotropic diffusion
operators on general meshes. In a practical part, the work will focus on the
extension of such techniques to CO2 injection and enhanced thermal oil
recovery modelling. In particular, the following points will be considered:
1) the development of a posteriori estimators adapted to the physical
problems; 2) the definition of dynamic front tracking and local refinement
strategies; 3) a prototype code development for the simulation of thermal
black oil models on adaptive meshes. In a theoretical part, rigorous a
posteriori error estimates certifying the discretization error for a
simplified problem will be derived, with the intention of the publication of
the results in the highest-quality numerical analysis journals.

The knowledge of French language is welcome but not compulsory. The position
is for 12 months, renewable up to 18 months. To apply, send your CV
highlighting your background in numerical analysis, discretization methods,
and scientific computing, a short motivation letter, and a list of your
publications to,,, and Recommendation
letters are welcomed. For more details, see


From: Didier Henrion <>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2008 10:34:03 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: Postdoctoral position at LAAS-CNRS, University of Toulouse, France

Post-doctoral position (Optimization and control) at
LAAS-CNRS , University of Toulouse, France

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position at LAAS-CNRS,
University of Toulouse, France, to work with Didier Henrion and
Jean-Bernard Lasserre on the topic of polynomial optimization and
semidefinite programming with applications in control,
from mid-october 2008 to august 2009.

A good background in applied mathematics is required (numerical
analysis, functional analysis, mathematical programming), and some
knowledge of control theory is welcome. Basic French language skills
would be appreciated.

During the post-doctoral position, the successful candidate will be
strongly encouraged to apply for a permanent associate professor
or CNRS researcher position to carry out further research activities

Interested candidates should e-mail their CV with the contact details
of two referees by 7 September 2008 to Didier Henrion at


From: Maria Lukacova <>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 08:00:17 -0400
Subject: Ph.D. position at Institut for Numerical Simulation, TUHH Hamburg

At the Institute for Numerical Simulation, Hamburg University of Technology
(TUHH), Germany, there is an open Ph.D. position for four years.
The candidate will be funded by the Hamburg University of Technology, full
position TV-L 13 (formerly BAT IIa).

We are looking for a candidate having Master or equivalent university degree
with interest, motivation and background in applied mathematics (e.g. partial
differential equations, numerical methods), mathematical modelling
and/or scientific computing. Computational skills in C or C++ will be an asset.

The candidate will work on numerical simulation of hyperbolic conservation
laws having application in modelling of geophysical flows (oceanography,
river flow engineering). S/he will get opportunity to cooperate with experts
from geophysics and river flow engineering. Furthermore, the candidate will
profit from motivating international enviroment within the EU Graduate College
"Differential Equations in Science and Engineering".

Applications should comprise a letter of motivation, a CV, a copy of
official documentation on the academic qualification plus the
contact information of two scientists willing to provide supporting

A successful candidate can start on 1.10.2008 or earlier.

Please send your application to Prof. Dr. Maria Lukacova by email

Deadline for applications: 15.8.2008.


From: cmam <>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2008 13:06:39 +0300
Subject: Contents, Computational methods in applied mathematics (CMAM)

Contents Comp. Meth. Appl. Math., Vol. 8 (2008), No. 2
All papers are available at our web-site .

Adaptive Cartesian mesh refinement for simulating multiphase flows in
porous media
B.Chetverushkin, N.Churbanova, A.Sukhinov, M.Trapeznikova,
A.Malinovskij (Russia)

Analytic iterative processes and numerical algorithms for stiff
problems B.Faleichik (Belarus)

Error estimates for the Lax-Friedrichs scheme for balance laws
V.Jovanovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Approximate solution of a singular integral equation with a
multiplicative Cauchy kernel in the half-plane P.Karczmarek (Poland)

Nonlinear stability of the difference schemes for equations of
isentropic gas dynamics P.P.Matus (Belarus), A.Kolodynska (Poland)

Dynamic adaptation in convection-diffusion equations
A.Mazhukin (Russia)

Efficient and precise computation of convolutions: applying FFT to
heavy tailed distributions P.Schaller, G.Temnov (Austria)

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