NA Digest Sunday, January 11, 2009 Volume 09 : Issue 02

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From: "M.J.D. Powell" <>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2009 07:33:47 -0500
Subject: Announcement of release of BOBYQA

This Fortran software seeks the least value of a function of several variables
without requiring any derivatives of the objective function. It was developed
from my NEWUOA package for this calculation in the unconstrained case. The
main new feature of BOBYQA, however, is that it allows lower and upper bounds
on each variable. The name BOBYQA denotes Bound Optimization BY Quadratic

Please send an e-mail to me at if you would like to receive a
free copy of the Fortran software. As far as I know BOBYQA is the most
powerful package available at present for minimizing functions of hundreds of
variables without derivatives subject to simple bound constraints. There are
no restrictions on its use. I would be delighted if it becomes valuable to
much research and many applications.

January 7th, 2009 Michael J.D. Powell.


From: "Prof. T. Tang" <>
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 10:55:30 +0800 (HKT)
Subject: Nominations for Feng Kang Prize

Nominations for Feng Kang Prize

The Committee of Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing is seeking
applications and nominations for 2009 year. The prize is awarded every
other year to young Chinese Scientists in China and abroad for their
outstanding researches in numerical analysis and scientific computing.
The decision of the prize winners will be made in September 2009.

Deadline for applications and nominations is MARCH 15, 2009. Application
forms can be obtained by anonymous ftp from

Please send all materials to Ms. Ru-Juan Ding, Institute of Computational
Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No.55, East Road,
Zhong-Guan-Cun, Beijing 100190, CHINA (Email:

More information of the prize can be found in

Prof. Zhong-Ci SHI
Institute of Computational Mathematics
Chinese Academy of Sciences


From: Luis Nunes Vicente <>
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 12:06:39 -0500
Subject: New book, Introduction to Derivative-Free Optimization

We are pleased to announce the book

Introduction to Derivative-Free Optimization,
A. R. Conn, K. Scheinberg, and L. N. Vicente,
MPS-SIAM Book Series on Optimization, SIAM, Philadelphia, 2009

It provides a contemporary, comprehensive treatment of optimization
without derivatives, and it covers most of the relevant classes of
algorithms from direct-search to model-based approaches.
The book is intended for anyone interested in using optimization
on problems where derivatives are difficult or impossible to obtain
and is readily accessible to readers with a modest background in
computational mathematics.

Introduction to Derivative-Free Optimization contains:

- A comprehensive description of the sampling and modeling
tools needed for derivative-free optimization that allow the
reader to better understand the convergent properties of the
algorithms and identify their differences and similarities.

- Analysis of convergence for search-poll direct-search, modified
Nelder-Mead, and implicit-filtering methods, as well as for
model-based methods such as wedge methods and methods based
on minimum-norm Frobenius models.

More information can be found in:


From: Des Higham <>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2009 05:51:57 -0500
Subject: Workshop on Complex Networks , Glasgow, Jan 2009

Interdisciplinary Workshop on
Complex Networks across the Natural and Technological Sciences,
Institute for Advanced Studies, Glasgow, UK
Tuesday Jan 27th - Friday Jan 30th, 2009

Invited speakers:
* Sophie Achard, CNRS, France
* Chris Budd, University of Bath, UK
* Guido Caldarelli, University of Rome, Italy
* Chris Cannings, University of Sheffield, UK
* Vittoria Colizza, ISI Foundation, Turin, Italy
* Darren Croft, University of Exeter, UK
* Jonathan Crofts, University of Strathclyde, UK
* Matthias Dehmer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
* Iain Duff, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
* Ernesto Estrada, University of Strathclyde, UK
* Petter Holme , Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
* Ferenc Jordan, Microsoft Research - University of Trento, Italy
* Gabriela Kalna, Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, UK
* Raya Khanin, University of Glasgow, UK
* Rowland Kao, University of Glasgow, UK
* Paul Lewis, Technology Strategy Board, UK
* Natasa Przulj , University of California at Irvine, USA
* Denis Mollison, Heriot-Watt University, UK
* Sergio Porta, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy
* Zhivko Stoyanov, University of Bath, UK
* Keith Vass, Translational Medicine Research Collaboration, Dundee, UK

Further details at


From: Markus Blatt <>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2009 06:59:09 -0500
Subject: Distributed & Unified Numerical Environment (DUNE) Course, Mar 2009

IWR, University Heidelberg, Germany

In many areas of science and engineering numerical simulation is an
important tool for research and development. Current simulation
trends range from multiscale-/multiphysics modelling to the usage of
parallel machines with PetaFlops performance. The Distributed and
Unified Numerics Environment (DUNE) tries to fit these
heterogeneous requirements inside a single environment with novel
numerical techniques as well as state-of-the-art software development

By participating in this course scientists have the opportunity to get
a hands-on introduction to the DUNE framework. Main focus is to give a
detailed introduction to the DUNE core modules: the grid interface
including IO methods with its numerous grid implementations and the
iterative solver module ISTL. In the exercises elliptic and hyperbolic
model problems will be solved with various methods.

In addition, a course on advanced C++ programming will be held
before the DUNE workshop on March 23-24, 2009.


From: Weizhu Bao <>
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2009 14:48:19 +0800 (SGT)
Subject: Spring School on Fluid Mechanics and Geophysics, Singapore, Apr 2009

The Institute for Mathematical Sciences at the National University of
Singapore will host the Spring School on ``Fluid Mechanics and Geophysics
of Environmental Hazards ''during 19 April -- 2 May, 2009 and fund support
for students are available.


Environmental hazards, such as tsunamis triggered by earthquakes, tropical
cyclones, monsoon flooding, volcanic eruptions and landslides, are all too
familiar in Asia and the Pacific region, and have been the cause of
catastrophic disasters. These hazards are a consequence of mechanical
processes in the earth, ocean and atmosphere, and in order to understand
them and hence to develop well-informed strategies for the mitigation of
future disasters, it is necessary to develop sound scientific theory based
on geophysical observations and data, the principles of fluid and solid
mechanics, and an appropriate combination of mathematical and
computational analysis.

This School is intended to focus on fluid mechanical aspects, and is aimed
at students who have already graduated in mathematics, physics or
engineering, and who wish to undertake research in
this broad area. It is intended to bring students rapidly to current
research frontiers in the fluid mechanics of environmental hazards. The
School will start with introductory and motivational lectures on the
fundamentals of geophysical fluid dynamics, and on geophysical hazard and
risk in atmosphere and ocean contexts, and will then focus on four
specific environmental hazards: (i) typhoons and tropical cyclones; (ii)
monsoons and flooding; (iii) tsunamis; and (iv) pollution of atmosphere,
ocean and the urban environment.

The School will include workshop activity in which groups of students will
study key papers cited by the lecturers, and will be encouraged to
identify and formulate new model problems that need to be solved in each
of the above four areas. In this way, it is envisaged that the students
will be fully involved in active and collaborative research activity.

Fund support for students:

Student registration is now invited. Grants to cover travel and local
subsistence costs will be awarded on a competitive basis. Applications
from students resident in Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Korea,
Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as
Singapore, are particularly encouraged. Limited places may be available
for applicants from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, or further afield.

For more information, please refer to the webpage at URL:


Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2009 20:16:44 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Numerical Analysis & Scientific Computation (NASCA), Morocco, May 2009

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

C. Brezinski, France
M. Buhmann, University Giessen, Germany
B. Datta, Northern Illinois University, USA
B. Philippe, I.N.R.I.A. , France
V. Mehrmann, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
L. Reichel, Kent State University , USA
Y. Saad, University of Minnesota, USA
M. Seaid, University of Durham, UK
D. Silvester, University of Manchester, UK
D. Szyld,Temple University, USA
C. Vázquez, University of A Coruña, Spain

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.

On the behalf of the organizing committee
Hassane Sadok


From: Yajuan Sun <>
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2009 10:34:23 -0500
Subject: Scientific Computation & Differential Eqns (SciCADE), Beijing, May 2009

2009 International Conference on Scientific Computation and Differential
Equations (SciCADE09)
Beijing Friendship Hotel, Beijing, China
May 25-29, 2009.

Registration, accommodation bookings and abstract submission are now OPEN.
More information can be found on our website. If you require assistance,
especially regarding Chinese visa application, please contact Ms. Cuiling
Lan (

The deadline for New Talent Award is January 26, 2009. The winner of the
best paper will be invited to give a plenary talk at SciCADE09 in Beijing.
All local expenses and conference registration fee will be covered for this
speaker. Enquiries or submission should be sent directly to the organizer of
SciCADE09, Jialing Hong (

* Jan 26, 2009: Deadline for New Talent Award
* March 1, 2009: Deadline for early-bird registration and accommodation
* March 15, 2009: Deadline for abstract submission
* March 15, 2009: Deadline for John Butcher Award
* April 20, 2009: Deadline for SciCADE13 open bid
* May 25¡ª29, 2009: SciCADE09 conference

Please contact if you have any questions concerning


From: iglesias <>
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2009 00:09:48 +0100
Subject: Computer Algebra Systems and Their Applications CASA'2009, Jun/Jul 2009

Seventh International Workshop on Computer Algebra Systems and Their
Applications, CASA'2009
Kyung-Hee University, Global Campus, Yongin (KOREA)
Conference web site:
Contact person: Andres Iglesias,

Computer Algebra (also known as Symbolic Computation or
Computational Algebra) has found applications in many domains of
science such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering,
computer science, computational biology, education, etc. The computer
algebra systems (CAS) such as Mathematica, Maple, MuPAD, Reduce,
Axiom, Lie, Matlab, Scilab, CoCoa, MuMATH, Derive, Pari-GP, SMP,
MathCAD, Macsyma, Scratchpad, Magma, Singular, SARAG, Risa/Asir, GAP
(and many others that have been developed so far) are becoming more
and more popular and now they are valuable tools for teaching,
research and industry.

January 31, 2009: Draft papers due
March 24, 2009: Notification of Acceptance
April 12, 2009: Camera Ready Papers and Pre-registration
June 29- July 2, 2009:

All accepted papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press.
In addition, the accepted papers will be scheduled for oral
presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of
the authors to register and present the paper. See the web page for
paper submission instructions.


Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 20:10:17 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Summer School: Images to Computational Hemodynamics, Norway, Jun 2009

Summer School: From Images to Computational Hemodynamics,

Place and dates: Simula Research Laboratory, Norway, 8-10 June, 2009.

Registration before March 1, 2009 at

Patient-specific modeling of blood vessel anatomy and hemodynamics is a
promising tool that may aid clinicians in their decision-making and, as
such, it is a current hot-topic in computational life-sciences. In this
summer school we will focus on two tools, VMTK for creating
patient-specific geometries and FEniCS for performing flow computations.
Particular emphasis is put on hands-on sessions in which participants will
learn to master the tools under guidance by their very creators.

Organizers: Luca Antiga, Anders Logg, and Kent-Andre Mardal


From: Dr Jennifer Scott <>
Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2009 15:11:23 +0000
Subject: Sparse Matrices for Scientific Computation, Oxford, Jul 2009

Sparse Matrices for Scientific Computation:
In Honour of John Reid's 70th Birthday
15-16 July, Abingdon, Oxford, UK

Registration is now open for this conference which is being
organised by the Numerical Analysis Group at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

To register (and for further details) please go to

Note that the number of places available is limited and, as it
expected to be a very popular meeting, we recommend you
register early. Subject to availability,
the closing date for registrations is 1 June 2009.

Jennifer Scott


From: "Kirsten Wilden" <>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2009 12:05:43 -0500
Subject: SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications, Denver, Jul 2009

SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT09)
being held jointly with the 2009 SIAM Annual Meeting
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, Colorado
July 6-8, 2009

Topical Speakers (partial list):
* Stephane Gaubert, INRIA and CMAP, Ecole Polytechnique, France
* Hidenori Kimura, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research
(RIKEN), Japan
* Kirsten Morris, University of Waterloo, Canada
* Hector Sussmann, Rutgers State University of New Jersey

Joint Speaker:
* Karl Kunisch, University of Graz, Austria

The Call for Presentations for this conference is available at:

Deadlines: (midnight Eastern Standard Time)
January 26, 2009: Minisymposium proposals
January 26, 2009: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers

For additional information, contact the SIAM Conference Department


From: Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber <>
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2009 03:58:54 -0500
Subject: EURO XXIII - 23rd EURO Conference, Bonn, Jul 2009

Bonn, Germany, July 5 - 8, 2009


EURO XXIII, is organized by the Gesellschaft fuer Operations Research (GOR)
e.V. in co-operation with the University of Siegen and will be held in the
Gustav-Stresemann Institute and the Maritim Hotel in Bonn. The Programme
and Organising Committee are preparing a high quality academic programme
of the Conference. In addition to this, you will have an excellent
opportunity to exploit the city and vicinity of Bonn, the city of Ludwig van
Beethoven, but also of Robert Schumann, August Macke and Ernst Moritz Arndt.
On behalf of all organizers, we wish you will have a pleasant stay
in Bonn, with many unforgettable memories to take back home.

Gerhard Woeginger (Chair, Programme Committee)
Erwin Pesch (Chair, Organizing Committee)

Closer information about Important Dates, Contact, Invited Speakers,
Streams, Satellite Events, Special Issues, Bonn, Accomodation, Conference
Venue, Book and Software Exhibitions, and the Social Programme you will
find under

The organizers of EURO XXIII 2009 are looking forward to welcoming you
to Bonn and sharing with you an exciting time of premium science and
precious community and everlasting friendship --- truly, a
Once-in-a-Lifetime experience!


From: Changqing Xu <>
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2009 21:23:37 -0500
Subject: Workshop on Matrix Analysis and Applications, China, Jul 2009

The 3rd International Workshop on Matrix Analysis and Applications will be
held at Zhejiang Forestry University, Hangzhou, China,July 9-13,2009.

The purpose of this conference is to stimulate research: Providing an
opportunity for researchers to present their newest results and to meet for
informal discussions. The previous meetings of the workshop series have
taken place in Beijing (China) and Fort Lauderdale (USA). The invited
keynote speaker is Chi-Kwong Li from College of William and Mary.

Topics of the workshop include all aspects of linear Algebra,matrix theory,
and applications.

Please send your paper/abstract to or

before May 1/March 30, 2009.

For more information concerning the conference, please visit the website:


From: "Nicole C. Jorlett" <>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 11:29:21 -0500
Subject: SIAM Conf on Applied Linear Algebra, Monterey, Oct 2009

SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra
Embassy Suites Hotel, Monterey Bay-Seaside, Seaside, California
October 26-29, 2009

The Call for Papers for this conference is now available. Please visit for more information.

Contact SIAM Conference Department at
with any questions about the conference.


From: Jacques Henry <>
Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 15:16:20 +0100
Subject: Permanent positions at INRIA

Permanent positions at various levels are opened at INRIA in computer
sciences and applied mathematics

In our team Anubis in Bordeaux we are particularly interested in applied
mathematicians with background in applications to biology, population
dynamics, cell dynamics, epidemiology, cancerology, neurosciences.


From: Marcus Stiemer <>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 02:20:46 -0500
Subject: Position in Scientific Computing at Technische Universitaet Dortmund

The Institute of Applied Mathematics at the Technische Universitaet Dortmund
(Germany) offers a position for a researcher at the Chair of Scientific
Computing (Professor H. Blum,
Salary will be according to TVL 13 (100%) on the German salary scale for the
public service. The position is limited for 2 years, an extension will be

The successful candidate will work on a project in the newly established
Collaborative Research Centre SFB / TR 73. Major duties include the
development, analysis and implementation of finite element based methods for
problems in forming technology, whose efficiency relies on an adaptive choice
of the underlying physical model.

Required qualifications include a M.Sc. or Diploma in mathematics or an allied
field and knowledge about mechanical modelling and discretisation techniques
for the corresponding partial differential equations in the context of the
finite element method. Further, some experiences of programming with object
oriented programming languages is required. Additionally, knowledge of the
mathematical theory and analysis of adaptive methods and of elastoplastic
deformation of metallic materials would be an advantage. We expect the
successful candidate to cooperate in an interdisciplinary way with engineers
from different areas of forming technology.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. M. Stiemer, Technische
Universitaet Dortmund, Fak. Mathematik, LS X, D-44221 Dortmund (e-mail:, Tel. +49 231 755 3061).


From: Fabio Nobile <>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2009 12:48:39 -0500
Subject: PhD/Postdoc positions available at MOX, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Positions at Doctoral and Post Doctoral level are available within a
project FIRB-IDEAS (related to the ERC-IDEAS Starting Grant 2007 call),
funded by the Italian Ministry of Education.

Aim of the research is to develop "Advanced Numerical Techniques for
Uncertainty Quantification in Engineering and Life Science Problems".
The project focuses on two specific applications: 1) contaminant
movement in groundwater flows; 2) bio-electrical activity of the heart.

Candidates should have a strong background in numerical analysis and
scientific programming. Expertise on the specific applications is
appreciated, although not required.

More details on the project and available positions can be found at

Applications including detailed curriculum vitae and names and contact
information of few available references should be submitted in PDF
format to Dr. Fabio Nobile ( The positions will
remain open until filled.


From: Hans <>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 16:25:49 -0500
Subject: Contents, LAA

Linear Algebra and its Applications
Volume 430, Issue 4, Pages 869-1440 (1 February 2009)


1) Lists of Editors Pages ii-iii

2) Singularities of rational functions and minimal factorizations:
The noncommutative and the commutative setting? Pages 869-889 Dmitry
S. Kaliuzhnyi-Verbovetskyi, Victor Vinnikov

3) The minimum rank problem over the finite field of order 2:
Minimum rank 3 Pages 890-923 Wayne Barrett, Jason Grout, Raphael

4) Simplicity transformations for three-way arrays with symmetric
slices, and applications to Tucker-3 models with sparse core arrays
Pages 924-940 Jorge N. Tendeiro, Jos M.F. Ten Berge, Henk A.L. Kiers

5) On Jordan all-derivable points of B(H) Pages 941-946 Jing Wu

6) A Chebysheff recursion formula for Coxeter polynomials Pages
947-956 Helmut Lenzing, José A. de la Peña

7) Shape-preserving properties of ?,q?,q-Bernstein polynomials?
Pages 957-967 Heping Wang

8) Solving linear systems via Pfaffians Pages 968-975 S.A. Katre,
R.A. Rao, D.N. Sheth

9) A review of infinite matrices and their applications Pages
976-998 P.N. Shivakumar, K.C. Sivakumar

10) Exact eigensystems for some matrices arising from
discretizations Pages 999-1006 Hung-Wen Chang, Sen-Eon Liu, Robert

11) Incidence algebras that are uniquely determined by their
zero–nonzero matrix pattern Pages 1007-1016 Marcel Wild

12) A decomposition of a linear model Pages 1017-1024 P. Ibarrola,
A. Pérez-Palomares

13) Canonical forms for normal matrices that commute with their
complex conjugate Pages 1025-1038 Geoffrey R. Goodson, Roger A. Horn

14) On preconditioned eigensolvers and Invert–Lanczos processes
Pages 1039-1056 Klaus Neymeyr

15) On the best constants in inequalities of the Markov and
Wirtinger types for polynomials on the half-line Pages 1057-1069
Albrecht Böttcher, Peter Dörfler

16) A normal form for pure differential algebraic systems Pages
1070-1084 Stephan Trenn

17) A multiplicative Schwarz iteration scheme for solving the linear
complementarity problem with an HH-matrix? Pages 1085-1098 Haijian
Yang, Qingguo Li, Hongru Xu

18) Primitive digraphs with the largest scrambling index Pages
1099-1110 Mahmud Akelbek, Steve Kirkland

19) Coefficients of ergodicity and the scrambling index Pages
1111-1130 Mahmud Akelbek, Steve Kirkland

20) Operator extensions of Hua’s inequality Pages 1131-1139 M.S.

21) Interlacing eigenvalues on some operations of graphs? Pages
1140-1150 Bao-Feng Wu, Jia-Yu Shao, Yue Liu

22) Positive semidefinite matrix completions on chordal graphs and
constraint nondegeneracy in semidefinite programming Pages 1151-1164
Houduo Qi

23) On the spectral radius of bipartite graphs with given diameter
Pages 1165-1170 Mingqing Zhai, Ruifang Liu, Jinlong Shu

24) Pseudospectra, critical points and multiple eigenvalues of
matrix polynomials Pages 1171-1195 Sk. Safique Ahmad, Rafikul Alam

25) Nearest southeast submatrix that makes multiple a prescribed
eigenvalue. Part 1? Pages 1196-1215 Juan-Miguel Gracia, Francisco E.

26) Face counting on an Acyclic Birkhoff polytope Pages 1216-1235
Liliana Costa, C.M. da Fonseca, Enide Andrade Martins

27) On generalized Lie derivations of Lie ideals of prime algebras
Pages 1236-1242 Ping-Bao Liao, Cheng-Kai Liu

28) Banach algebras of structured matrix sequences Pages 1243-1281
Markus Seidell, Bernd Silbermann

29) The Drazin inverses of sum and difference of idempotents? Pages
1282-1291 Chun Yuan Deng

30) Normal form for linear systems with respect to its vector
relative degree Pages 1292-1312 Markus Mueller

31) On inverses of GCD matrices associated with multiplicative
functions and a proof of the Hong–Loewy conjecture Pages 1313-1327
Ercan Alt?n?s,?k

32) Bicyclic graphs for which the least eigenvalue is minimum? Pages
1328-1335 Miroslav Petrovic', Bojana Borovic'anin, Tatjana Aleksic'

33) Characterization of symmetric M-matrices as resistive inverses
Pages 1336-1349 E. Bendito, A. Carmona, A.M. Encinas, J.M. Gesto

34) On the numerical characterization of the reachability cone for
an essentially nonnegative matrix Pages 1350-1363 Dimitrios Noutsos,
Michael J. Tsatsomeros

35) Efficiently computing the permanent and Hafnian of some banded
Toeplitz matrices? Pages 1364-1374 Moshe Schwartz

36) The least eigenvalue of graphs with given connectivity? Pages
1375-1379 Miao-Lin Ye, Yi-Zheng Fan, Dong Liang

37) Solving the nonlinear matrix equation X=Q+?i=1mMiX?iMi? via a
contraction principle Pages 1380-1383 Yongdo Lim

38) Twisted cocycles of lie algebras and corresponding invariant
functions Pages 1384-1403 Jir(?´ Hrivnák, Petr Novotný

39) Projected iterative algorithms for complex symmetric systems
arising in magnetized multicomponent transport Pages 1404-1422
Vincent Giovangigli, Benjamin Graille

40) New lower bounds on eigenvalue of the Hadamard product of an
M-matrix and its inverse? Pages 1423-1431 Yao-Tang Li, Fu-Bin Chen,
De-Feng Wang

41) A new proof of an inequality of Bohr for Hilbert space operators
Pages 1432-1435 Shoshana Abramovich, Josipa Baric', Josip Pec(aric'

42) A note on the p?qp?q norms of 2-positive maps Pages 1436-1440
Koenraad M.R. Audenaert


From: "Commun. Comput. Phys." <>
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 10:56:05 +0800 (HKT)
Subject: Contents, Commun. Comput. Phys. Vol. 4 No. 5

Communications in Computational Physics (CiCP)
Volume 4, Number 5, 2008

Review Articles:
X. Q. Xu, M. V. Umansky, B. Dudson and P. B. Snyder
Boundary plasma turbulence simulations for tokamaks.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 949-979.

Silvia Palpacelli and Sauro Succi
The quantum lattice Boltzmann equation: Recent developments.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 980-1007.

Regular Articles:
Juan Cheng and Chi-Wang Shu
A third order conservative Lagrangian type scheme on curvilinear meshes for the
compressible euler equations.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 1008-1024.

Carlos J. Garc¨ªa-Cervera, Weiqing Ren, Jianfeng Lu and Weinan E
Sequential multiscale modeling using sparse representation.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 1025-1033.

Xin Hu, Shaoqiang Tang and Maxime Leroux
Stationary and transient simulations for a one-dimensional resonant tunneling
diode. Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 1034-1050.

Yuanchang Sun, Hiroshi Ajiki and Gang Bao
Computational modeling of optical response from excitons in a nano optical
medium. Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 1051-1068.

Kun Xu and Hongwei Liu
A multiple temperature kinetic model and its application to near continuum
flows. Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 1069-1085.

Dier Zhang, Aihui Zhou and Xin-Gao Gong
Parallel mesh refinement of higher order finite elements for electronic
structure calculations. Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 1086-1105.

Shi Jin and Dongsheng Yin
Computation of high frequency wave diffraction by a half plane via the
Liouville equation and geometric theory of diffraction.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 1106-1128.

B. Qiao, C. T. Zhou, X. T. He and C. H. Lai
Progress of pattern dynamics in plasma waves.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 1129-1150.

Leopold Grinberg and George Em Karniadakis
A scalable domain decomposition method for ultra-parallel arterial flow
simulations. Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 1151-1169.

Lijun Xie, Yao Zheng, Jianjun Chen and Jianfeng Zou
Enabling technologies in the problem solving environment HEDP.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 1170-1193.

Guanghua Ji, Haijun Yu and Pingwen Zhang
A kinetic-hydrodynamic simulation of liquid crystalline polymers under plane
shear flow: 1+2 dimensional case.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 1194-1215.

Yibing Chen and Song Jiang
An optimization-based rezoning for ALE methods.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 1216-1244.

Jiquan Li and Y. Kishimoto
Gyrofluid simulation of ion-scale turbulence in tokamak plasmas.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 1245-1257.

Zheng-Ming Sheng, Hui-Chun Wu, Wei-Min Wang, Min Chen, Xiao-Gang Dong, Jun
Zheng and Jie Zhang
Simulation of high power THz emission from laser interaction with tenuous
plasma and gas targets. Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 1258-1278.

Jin Liu, Shiyi Chen, Xiaobo Nie and Mark O. Robbins
A continuum-atomistic multi-timescale algorithm for micro/nano flows.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 1279-1291.


From: Zoe Sternberg <>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 12:08:08 -0500
Subject: Contents, Int Jrl of Computer Mathematics Special Issue


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An efficient hybrid numerical scheme for convection-dominated boundary-value
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Functional support vector machines and generalized linear models for glacier
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New parallel symmetric SOR preconditioners by multi-type partitioning
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Non-linear analysis of cable networks by FEM and experimental validation
Authors: J.J. del Coz Díaz; P. J. García Nieto; D. Castro Fresno; E. Blanco

Complex symmetric forms and the emergence of Jordan blocks in analytically
extended quantum theory
Author: Erkki J. Brändas

An optimal approximation problem for a matrix equation
Authors: Yuanbei Deng; Daniel Boley

A mathematical model of the static pantograph/catenary interaction
Authors: Enrique Arias; Angelines Alberto; Jesús Montesinos; Tomás Rojo;
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Iterative refinement for Neville elimination
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A proper orthogonal decomposition approach to approximate balanced
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Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 23:35:54 +0200 (IST)
Subject: Contents, ELA 17

Volume 17 (2008) of ELA - ELECTRONIC Journal of LINEAR ALGEBRA

1. Bing Zheng and Zhiping Xiong, A new equivalent condition of the
reverse order law for G-inverses of multiple matrix products, pp. 1-8.

2. Charles R. Johnson and Robert Reams, Constructing copositive
matrices from interior matrices, pp. 9-20.

3. Peter Lancaster, Linearization of regular matrix polynomials,
pp. 21-27.

4. Maribel I. Bueno and Susana Furtado, On the exponent of R-regular
primitive matrices, pp. 28-47.

5. Mirjam Duer and Georg Still, Interior points of the completely
positive cone, pp. 48-53.

6. Bolian Liu and Gang Li, A note on the largest eigenvalue of
non-regular graphs, pp. 54-61.

7. Josip Mateja, Quadratic convergence bounds of scaled iterates by
the serial Jacobi methods for indefinite Hermitian matrices,
pp. 62-87.

8. Qing-Wen Wang and Fei Zhang, The reflexive re-nonnegative definite
solution to a quaternion matrix equation, pp. 88-101.

9. Alexander L. Sakhnovich and Lev A. Sakhnovich, On a mean value
theorem in the class of Herglotz functions and its applications,
pp. 102-109.

10. Dragan Stevanovic and Pierre Hansen, The minimum spectral radius
of graphs with a given clique number, pp. 110-117.

11. Grigoris I. Kalogeropoulos, Athanasios D. Karageorgos and
Athanasios A. Pantelous, The Drazin inverse through the matrix pencil
approach and its application to the study of generalized linear
systems with rectangular or square coefficient matrices, pp. 118-138.

12. Sasmita Barik, Milan Nath, Sukanta Pati and Bhaba Kumar Sarma,
Unicyclic graphs with strong reciprocal eigenvalue property,
pp. 139-153.

13. Mike Krebs and Anthony Shaheen, On the spectra of Johnson graphs,
pp. 154-167.

14. Leiba X. Rodman, Hamiltonian square roots of skew Hamiltonian
quaternionic matrices, pp. 168-191.

15. Natalia Bebiano, Joao da Providencia, Ana Cristina Nata and Maria
da Graca Pereira Soares, Krein spaces numerical ranges and their
computer generation, pp. 192-208.

16. In-Jae Kim and Bryan L. Shader, Sign patterns that require a
positive or nonnegative left inverse, pp. 209-218.

17. Minerva Catral, Dale D. Olesky and Pauline van den Driessche,
Group inverses of matrices with path graphs, pp. 219-233.

18. Volker Mehrmann and Hongguo Xu, Perturbation of purely imaginary
eigenvalues of Hamiltonian matrices under structured perturbations,
pp. 234-257.

19. J. Vermeer, On (con)similarities and congruences between A and A*,
AT or A pp. 258-283.

20. Ian M. Wanless, On the Brualdi-Liu conjecture for the even
permanent, pp. 284-286.

21. Ricardo L. Soto and Javier Ccapa, Nonnegative matrices with
prescribed elementary divisors, pp. 287-303.

22. Fatemeh Khalooei, Mehdi Radjabalipour and Parisa Torabian, Linear
preservers of left matrix majorization, pp. 304-315.

23. Marija Dodig, Eigenvalues of partially prescribed matrices,
pp. 316-332.

24. Thomas J. Laffey and Helena Smigoc, On a classic example in the
nonnegative inverse eigenvalue problem, pp. 333-342.

25. Qing-Wen Wang, Hua-Sheng Zhang and Shao-Wen Yu, On solutions to
the quaternion matrix equation AXB+CYD=E, pp. 343-358.

26. Moshe Goldberg, Stable subnorms on finite-dimensional
power-associative algebras, pp. 359-375.

27. Simone Severini and Ferenc Szollosi, A further look into
combinatorial orthogonality, pp. 376-388.

28. Abed Elhashash and Daniel B. Szyld, On general matrices having the
Perron-Frobenius Property, pp. 389-413.

29. Shuchao Li and Nana Li, On minimal energies of trees with given
diameter, pp. 414-425.

30. Shmuel Friedland and Elena Virnik, Nonnegativity of Schur
complements of nonnegative idempotent matrices, pp. 426-435.

31. Gregor Dolinar and Bojan Kuzma, General preservers of
quasi-commutativity on Hermitian matrices, pp. 436-444.

32. John Maroulas, Further results on the Craig-Sakamoto equation,
pp. 445-457.

33. Nikolaos Papathanasiou and Panayiotis Psarrakos, Normal matrix
polynomials with nonsingular leading coefficients, pp. 458-472.

34. Bernd Fritzsche, Bernd Kirstein and Alexander L. Sakhnovich, On a
new class of structured matrices related to the discrete
skew-self-adjoint Dirac systems, pp. 473-486.

35. Wei Zhang, Zheng-Zhi Han and Shu-Qian Shen, A parameterized lower
bound for the smallest singular value, pp. 487-492.

36. Andres Saez-Schwedt, Matricial decomposition of systems over
rings, pp. 493-507.

37. Leiba X. Rodman, Isotropic subspaces for pairs of Hermitian
matrices, pp. 508-517.

38. Fernando de Teran and Froilan M. Dopico, Sharp lower bounds for
the dimension of linearizations of matrix polynomials, pp. 518-531.

39. Allan Pinkus, Zero minors of total positive matrices, pp. 532-542.

40. Ali Reza Moghaddamfar, S. Navid Salehy and S. Nima Salehy, Certain
matrices related to Fibonacci sequence having recursive entries,
pp. 543-576.

41. Francois Dubeau, Linear algebra and the sums of powers of
integers, pp. 577-596.

42. Xuehan Cheng and Wu Jing, Additivity of maps on triangular
algebras, pp. 597-615.

43. Jianhong Xu, Markov chain small-world model with asymmetric
transition probabilities, pp. 616-636.

44. Vasilios N. Katsikis and Dimitrios Pappas, Fast computing of the
Moore-Penrose inverse matrix, pp. 637-650.

45. Adam Coffman, Real equivalence of complex matrix pencils and
complex projections of real Segre varieties, pp. 651-698.

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