NA Digest Sunday, November 30, 2008 Volume 08 : Issue 48

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From: Paul Houston <>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2008 05:22:38 -0500
Subject: MIDNAG Meeting, Uncertainty Quantification, Univ of Nottingham, Dec 2008

6th MIDNAG Meeting - Uncertainty Quantification
University of Nottingham
03 December 2008
University Park Campus, Pope Building, C18, 14:00


12.30 - 14.00 Lunch (Meet at 12.15pm in Pope, C7)

14.00 - 14.45 Mike Christie (Heriot-Watt University)

14.45 - 15.30 Michael Goldstein (Univeristy of Durham)
Bayesian uncertainty analysis for complex physical models

15.30 - 16.00 Coffee

16.00 - 16.45 Catherine Powell (University of Manchester)
Numerical Methods for PDEs with correlated random data

16.45 - 17.30 Peter Challenor (University of Southampton)
Climate tipping points - estimating the risk

There is no registration fee, but please email
if you intend to come to the meeting.


From: Soeren Bartels <>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2008 03:42:47 -0500
Subject: Lipschitz Lectures, Adaptive FEM, Ricardo Nochetto at Bonn, Jan 2009

During 20 January and 5 February 2009 a series of lectures on

Adaptive FEM: Theory and Applications to Geometric PDE

will be given by Ricardo H. Nochetto at the University of Bonn, Germany.
Limited funding is available for junior participants and applications are
invited. For details see


From: Jiang Zhu <>
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2008 09:09:36 -0300
Subject: First Brazil-China Conference on Scientific Computing, Brazil, Apr 2009

LNCC, Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, April 13-17, 2009

The aim of the conference is to promote the scientific exchange,
establish the cooperation in area of Scientific Computing, strengthen,
deepen and amplify the scientific cooperations between Brazil and
China. The conference is organized by National Laboratory for
Scientific Computing-LNCC/Brazil, with its partners Ministry of
Science and Technology-MCT/Brazil, Brazilian Academy of
Sciences-ABC/Brazil, Institute of Applied Physics and Computational
Mathematics-IAPCM/China and Academy of Mathematics and Systems

The topics of the conference are all aspects of scientific computing
with their applications in (but not limited): atmosphere ocean
science, environmental science, meteorology, nonlinear physics, plasma
physics, thermal physics, solid mechanics, fluid dynamics, radiative
dynamics, molecular dynamics, quantum dynamics, complex system, image
processing, petroleum engineering, nuclear energy, space science,
material science, biotechnology, nanotechnology, etc. All interested
researchers, post-docs and graduate students from both countries are
very welcome.

Organizing Committee:
Paulo de Goes Filho (ABC/Brazil)
Abimael F. D. Loula (LNCC/Brazil)
Jose Monserrat Filho (MCT/Brazil)
Zhong-ci Shi (CAS/China)
Pedro Leite da Silva Dias (LNCC/Brazil)
Xijun Yu (IAPCM/China)
Jiang Zhu (LNCC/Brazil)

- Submission of abstract: January 31, 2009
- Acceptance notification: February 15, 2009
- Submission of full paper: July 31, 2009.


From: Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber <>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 10:56:15 -0500
Subject: Workshop on Applied Probability and Statistics, Turkey, Apr 2009

Call for Participation
in the Memory of Professor Juergen Lehn
METU, Ankara, Turkey, April 23-24, 2009

Institute of Applied Mathematics (IAM) at Middle East Technical University
(METU) and Department of Mathematics of Darmstadt Technical University
organize a workshop on "Recent Developments in Applied Probability and
Statistics" in the memory of Professor Juergen Lehn.

Professor Juergen Lehn passed away on September 29, 2008, at the age
of 67. He supervised twentysix theses and as an author produced six books.
Some of the most important institutions of German scientific society are
associated with his name: The German Science Foundation (Deutsche
Forschungsgemeinschaft - DFG) where he was a peer reviewer, the German
Mathematical Association (Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung - DMV) and
its subsection Fachgruppe Stochastik, where he held various leading
positions, and, especially, the celebrated Mathematical Science Institute
of Oberwolfach (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach), where he
was a leading scientist and treasurer.

Juergen Lehn collaborated more than twenty years with the Department of
Mathematics, METU, and worked in the establishment of the Institute of
Applied Mathematics. The workshop will take place at both institutions,
on April 23-24, 2009.

Keynote speakers are:

Luc Devroye (Montreal)
Ursula Gather (Dortmund)
Ralf Korn (Kaiserslautern)

There will also be a panel discussion on the Impact of Applied Mathematics
on Science and Technology.

Further talks related to any area of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
are welcome. Deadline for submission of abstracts is

February 27, 2009.

For further information, e.g., preliminary list of additional speakers,
submission of abstracts, accommodation, etc., please visit


From: Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber <>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 01:00:21 -0500
Subject: 7th EUROPT Workshop on Continuous Optimization, Germany, Jul 2009

Call for Participation
Remagen, Germany, July 3 - July 4, 2009

Dear colleague,
we cordially invite you to the upcoming EUROPT Workshop
on "Advances in Continuous Optimization". This international
workshop is organized by the EURO Working Group on Continuous
Optimization (EUROPT; as
a satellite meeting before the EURO XXIII conference in Bonn
( The workshop covers all aspects
of continuous optimization and will be held in Remagen,
situated about 20 kilometers south of Bonn at the river Rhine.

o Amir Beck (Technion, Israel)
o Sven Leyffer (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
o Yurii Nesterov (Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium)
o Juan Parra (University of Elche, Spain)
o Leonidas Sakalauskas (University of Vilnius, Lithuania)
o Philippe Toint (University of Namur, Belgium)

Abstract submission: April 10, 2009
Notification of acceptance: April 20, 2009
Early Registration: April 30, 2009
Registration fees:
early: 150 Euro (students: 75 Euro)
late: 200 Euro (students: 100 Euro)

For all further details please refer to the workshop webpage .
EUROPT is looking forward to welcoming you in Remagen!


From: Matthias Ehrhardt <>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 10:05:30 +0100
Subject: New Journal, Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics

The Global Science Press is launching in 2009 a new journal entitled
"Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics" (ISSN Number: 2070-0733).

Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics

Yunqing Huang, China
Chang Shu, Singapore

The Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (AAMM) publishes as
rapidly as possible manuscripts of high standard, through electronic
submission and reviewing. It provides a fast communication platform
among researchers using mathematics as a tool for solving problems in
mechanics, with particular emphasis in the integration of theory and
applications. The mathematical tools used to solve problems in
mechanics include analytical, semi-analytical, numerical and
artificial intelligence ones. In order to cover as wide an audience
as possible, abstract or axiomatic mathematics is not encouraged.

As an international journal, AAMM is published in a timely fashion in
printed and electronic forms.

For further information, visit

Matthias Ehrhardt
Editorial Board AAMM


From: Pierluigi Amodio <>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 05:58:42 -0500
Subject: Special issue of SCPE, Dedicated to Ian Gladwell

The international journal

Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience (

will publish a special issue dedicated to Ian Gladwell, in the occasion of
his retirement. This special issue will collect contributions concerning
any of the favourite fields of investigation of Ian Gladwell:

* numerical methods for ordinary differential equations,
* numerical integration,
* scientific and parallel computing,
* mathematical software.

Review papers will be also considered. See the web page of the Journal,
then following "Call for papers" ==> "Special Issues", for full details
(or use the direct link: ).
Papers will undergo the same refereeing process as that of regular SCPE
issues. Please, contact either one of the editors at your earliest
convenience, if you plan to submit a paper. The deadline for submissions
is March 31, 2009.

The editors,
Pierluigi Amodio (
Luigi Brugnano (


Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 15:17:36 -0500 (CST)
Subject: Special Issue, Advanced Time Series Processing - Industrial Applications

"Advanced Time Series Processing for Industrial Applications"
Special Issue of Journal of Applied Time Series Analysis (Serials
Publications, India)

Call for Papers:

Computational modules in measurement systems and smart instrumentation are
gaining special importance due to the need of adding concrete
functionalities to the equipment, even with certain degree of
intelligence. In this line, signal processing and computational
intelligence tools are being introduced in process industry, handheld
instruments and household appliances during the past decades.

Several industrial signal processing applications demand specific
functionalities which can be satisfied via concrete signal processing
tools, resulting from previous research. Other applications have not been
totally introduced because they are computationally intensive and require
multiprocessing power; probably because they are based in memory consuming
algorithms. Statistical signal processing and computational intelligence
techniques have been growing rapidly to palliate these problems, e.g.
wavelet transform, higher-order statistics, neural networks, etc. They are
being adapted and optimized in order to become the nucleus of electronic
measurement and control equipment.

This issue focuses on the advances in time series analysis within this
signal processing frame. The issue gathers advances in signal processing
with the objective of achieving optimized versions of these smart modules
in order to include them in the guts of test and measurement equipment.
The issue is also dedicated to enhance performance of complex algorithms
in order to make them transferable to practical systems. These systems can
record, compare, detect and decide whether concrete test behaviour is
abnormal or on the contrary belongs to normal functioning.

More precisely, the potential application fields are:

• General Test and Measurement time-series Analysis.
• Acoustic Emission Testing.
• Vibration Analysis.
• Plague detection.
• Non-destructive Testing.
• Time series analysis applied to damage detection
• Time series analysis applied to non-destructive evaluation
• Time series analysis for structural health monitoring
• Time-series forecasting.
• Machine and Process Surveillance.
• Industrial Control.
• Image Processing.
• Quality Inspection.

Submission of contributions:
Authors should follow the Journal of Applied Time Series Analysis
manuscript format described at the journal’s site
Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete
manuscript through the journal’s online submission system.

Key dates:
Manuscript Due: 1 July 2009
First Round of Reviews: 1 October 2009
Publication Date: 1 January 2010

Guest Editors:
Dr. Juan J. González, University of Cádiz, Spain;
Dr. Vinzenzo Piuri, University of Milan, Italy;
Dr. Jerome Antoni, l'Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France;
Dr. Aitzol Iturrospe, Centro Tecnológico Ideko, Spain;
Dr. Antonio Moreno Muñoz, University of Córdoba, Spain;
Dr. Rosa Piotrkowski, Universidad Nacional de General San Martín,
Dr. Antolino Gallego, University of Granada, Spain;


From: Abdul Khaliq <>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2008 22:50:11 -0500
Subject: Director, Computational Science Ph.D. Program, Middle Tenn State Univ

Director, Computational Science Ph.D. Program (Position # 137060)

Associate or full professor rank. Dynamic candidate to lead the
implementation of a proposed interdisciplinary computational science Ph.D.
program. Requires a Ph.D in a computational sciences-related discipline, a
strong record of research and funding in computational science, and
experience mentoring Ph.D. students. Please apply on-line at
hhps:// for more information contact Dr. William
Robertson, chair of the search committee,, (615) 898-5837,

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