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From: Juergen Garloff <>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 15:18:22 -0500
Subject: Request for examples of larger parametric systems of linear equations

In cooperation with Professor E. Popova from the Bulgarian Academy of
Sciences in Sofia we have developed a software package for computing a tight
enclosure of the solution set of a system of linear equations, where the
coefficients of the matrix and the right-hand side are polynomial or
rational functions of parameters varying in given intervals. We have already
tried some examples from the application of the finite element method but we
would appreciate receiving examples of larger parametric systems stemming
from other applications like circuit design and biology. References to such
systems would also be welcome.

Juergen Garloff, University of Applied Sciences / HTWG Konstanz, garloff


From: Copper Mtn Conference <Copper.Conference@Colorado.EDU>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2009 15:49:33 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Abstract Deadline Extended, Copper Mtn Multigrid Conf, Mar 2009

The deadline for Author Abstracts to be submitted for the 2009 Copper
Mountain Conference on Multigrid Methods, held at Copper Mountain,
Colorado, March 22-28, 2009, has been extended to Monday, January 26,

For further information please access our website at:

or contact: Annette Anthony
Copper Conference Coordinator
Front Range Scientific Computations, Inc
(303) 554-1232


From: StphaneLanteri <>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 04:28:00 -0500
Subject: CEA-EDF-INRIA School on Robust Methods for Algbraic Systems, Apr 2009

Robuts methods and algorithms for solving large algebraic systems on
modern high performance computing systems
March 30-April 3, 2009
INRIA Sophia Antipolis-Méditerranée

Objectives: This school aims at presenting recent developments
concerning methods and algorithms for solving large algebraic systems
on modern high performance computing systems. The program of the
school is organized around the following topics:

- Iterative methods and preconditioning techniques
- Direct and hybrid iterative/direct solvers
- Domain decomposition methods
- Multigrid methods
- Methods for eigenvalues/eigenvectors computation

Emphasis will be put on aspects related to the adaptation of methods
and algorithms modern high performance computing systems. Moreover,
the program of the school will include an introductory session to
parallel numerical computing and basic techniques of numerical linear

List of lecturers:
Mario Arioli (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK)
Michele Benzi (Emory University, USA)
Ian S. Duff (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK/CERFACS, France)
Rob Falgout (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA)
Martin Gander (Univesity of Geneva, Switzerland)
David Keyes (Columbia University, USA)
Daniel Kressner (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Yousef Saad (University of Minnesota, USA)
Valeria Simoncini (University of Bologna, Italy )

For further iformation and registration details, please refer to the
following URL:
and select the 2009 session.


From: Brahim Amaziane <>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 14:31:09 +0100
Subject: Approx Methods & Modeling in Environmental & Natural Resources, Jun 2009

3th International Conference on Approximation Methods and
Numerical Modeling in Environment and Natural Resources
June 8-11, 2009, Pau, France

Deadline for submission of abstracts: February 28, 2009

- Jesús Ildefonso Díaz, University of Madrid, Spain
- Jocelyne Erhel, INRIA-Rennes, France
- Hoài An Lê Thi, University of Metz, France
- Michel Panfilov, University of Nancy, France
- Carlos Parés, University of Málaga, Spain
- Victor M. Pérez-García, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
- Paul Sablonnière, INSA-Rennes, France
- Pierre Samier, Total, France

Selected papers from MAMERN09 will be published, after a refereeing
process, as a Special Issue of the Journal MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTERS

On the behalf of the organizing committee
Brahim Amaziane, Domingo Barrera, Driss Sbibih


From: Bruce A Wade <>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 14:36:08 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Comp & Math Methods in Science & Engineering (CMMSE), Spain, Jun 2009

CMMSE - 2009
9th Conference on Computational and Mathematical Methods in Science
and Engineering
June 30- July 3, Gijon , Asturias, Spain.


The 2009 Conference on Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering
Conference (CMMSE-2009), is the ninth of this conference
series. CMMSE2009 aims to be a unifying, cross-cutting,
interdisciplinary gathering, where specialists can have exposure to
diverse fields and participate in special sessions different from but
still close to their own interests.

Standard presentation: 30 minutes.
Plenary presentations: 60 minutes.
Special Sessions: Minimum of 4-5 presentations.

May 17, 2009 –Extended Deadline for submission of Abstracts (3-4 pages).
Sept 10, 2009 - Deadline for SPECIAL ISSUES submission.

CMMSE-2007 Chicago, USA,
CMMSE-2008 La Manga, Spain


From: Antonio Mucherino <>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 04:39:05 -0500
Subject: Workshop on Graphs and Combinatorial Optimization, Paris, Jun 2009

CTW09 - 8th Cologne-Twente Workshop on Graphs and Combinatorial Optimization
June 2-5, 2009, Paris (France) (2nd announcement)

Call for papers: The Cologne-Twente Workshop on Graphs and
Combinatorial Optimization 2009 welcomes contributions on theory and
applications of discrete algorithms, graphs and combinatorial
structures in the wide sense. CTW09 will be organized by LIX, École
Polytechnique, and will take place at the Conservatoire National
d'Arts et Métiers (CNAM), in the center of Paris.

Abstract Submission: To submit a contribution, please prepare an
extended abstract of at most 4 pages and submit it by EasyChair
(details on our website no later than
March 1st, 2009, using the templates available on the website. The
scientific committee will select the presentations for the workshop on
the basis of the extended abstracts received.

Proceedings volume: A special issue of the journal Discrete Applied
Mathematics is planned as a post-conference proceedings outlet.


More information can be found on the workshop website


From: Anders Logg <>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 13:14:16 +0100
Subject: FEniCS'09 at Simula Research Laboratory, Jun 2009

FEniCS'09, June 11-12 at Simula Research Laboratory

The fourth FEniCS workshop will be held on June 11-12 2009 at Simula
Research Laboratory in Oslo, Norway.

FEniCS is a collaborative effort towards the development of free
software for automated solution of differential equations. Since its
inception in 2003, the FEniCS project has come a long way and many of
our software components are now starting to mature. As a result,
FEniCS is now becoming more accessible and useful to a wider
audience. As an example, we are approaching the release of version 1.0
of DOLFIN, the finite element problem solving environment developed as
part of FEniCS, the release of which will mark an important milestone
for FEniCS.

This workshop will be an opportunity to hear about these recent
developments and to discuss and map out future directions.

For more information visit the FEniCS web page:

Participation is free and everyone interested in the FEniCS project is
invited to this workshop.

For registration or further information, contact one of the
organizers. Indicate if you want to give a talk and the topic of your


From: Ilias Kotsireas <>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2009 13:07:07 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Mathematical Knowledge Management, Ontario, Jul 2009

Ninth International Conference on
10-12 July 2009 Grand Bend, Ontario (CANADA)

Mathematical Knowledge Management is the field at the intersection of
mathematics, computer science, library science and scientific publishing.
Its development is driven by on the one hand new technological possibilities
which computer science, the Internet, and intelligent knowledge processing
offer, and on the other hand the increasing demand by engineers and scientists
for new techniques for producing, transmitting, consuming, and managing
sophisticated mathematical knowledge.

Important Dates
March 3, 2009 Full paper abstract submission
March 10, 2009 Full paper submission
March 20, 2009 Short communication submission
March 31, 2009 Acceptance notification
April 29, 2009 Camera ready files due
July 10-12, 2009 Conference


From: "Connie Young" <>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 08:45:04 -0500
Subject: Deadline extended, 2009 SIAM Annual Meeting, Denver, Jul 2009

2009 SIAM Annual Meeting
being held jointly with the
2009 SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, Colorado
July 6-10, 2009

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

Plenary Speakers
Heinz-Otto Kreiss, KTH Stockholm, Sweden
Karl Kunisch*, University of Graz, Austria
Ulisses Mello, IBM Research
*Joint speaker with the 2009 SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications

Topical Speakers
Alberto Bressan, Pennsylvania State University
Russel E. Caflisch, University of California, Los Angeles
Stephen Coombes, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Michael C. Ferris, University of Wisconsin
Wen-mei Hwu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ioannis Karatzas, Columbia University
Charles E. Leiserson, Cilk Arts and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lois Curfman McInnes, Argonne National Laboratory
Juan C. Meza, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Lior Pachter, University of California at Berkeley
Robert L. Pego, Carnegie Mellon University
Cynthia A. Phillips, Sandia National Laboratories
Shang-Hua Teng, Boston University
Xuan Zeng, Fudan University, Shanghai, China


From: Jeremy Levesley <>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 04:15:23 -0500
Subject: Algorithms for Approximation VI, UK, Aug/Sep 2009 (2nd announcement)

The sixth in this series of UK conferences, focusing on application of ideas
from approximation theory for developing practical algorithms, will take
place from August 31 to September 4th 2009, in Ambleside in the Lake

This conference will have the theme of Complexity, in particular Tropical
Mathematics, Approximation Theory, Non-Linear and Non-Smooth Dynamics, Model
Reduction, and Wild Complexity, where statistics and model reduction do not
work so well. We will be fostering linkage between these emerging areas, and
classical approximation theory, such as orthogonal polynomials, splines,
wavelets, and radial basis functions.

There will be five keynote talks given by leaders in different directions in
complexity, including

C. Budd (Bath)
Y. Kevrekidis (Princeton)
G. L. Litvinov (Moscow)
S. Rotter (Freiburg)
M. Slemrod (Winsconsin-Madison)

There will be themed minisymposia, related to the talks of the keynote
speakers. A small number of proposals for minisymposia is welcome. A number
of invited papers will be included in a proceedings volume to be published
by Springer.


Abstract submission and minisimposium proposal submission: 31 March 2009
Early registration deadline : 31 June 2009 Full invited paper submission: 31
November 2009

For further information and for ONLINE REGISTRATION visit:

or contact Dr Manolis Georgoulis (


From: Rene Schneider <>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 06:53:09 -0500
Subject: Chemnitz FEM Symposium, Germany, Sep 2009

22nd Chemnitz FEM Symposium
September 28 - 30, 2009

Scientific Topics: Finite Elements, including (but not limited to)
error estimators, high order methods, parallel implementations.

This year special emphasis is on:
* Solver and Domain Decomposition
* Sensitivity Analysis and Algorithmic Differentiation for FEM
* FEM for Maxwell Equations

Invited Speakers:
* Axel Klawonn (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
* Andrea Walther (TU Dresden)
* Martin Costabel (Université de Rennes, France)

Deadlines, Registration and further Information:


With best regards,
Arnd Meyer
on behalf of the organising committee


From: Daniel Kressner <>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 10:53:36 -0500
Subject: GAMM Workshop Applied and Numerical Linear Algebra, Zurich, Sep 2009

The 9th GAMM Workshop on Applied and Numerical Linear Algebra
takes place at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 10.-11.09.2009.

The special emphasis of the workshop is on 'Preconditioning'.
But all other aspects of applied and numerical linear algebra
are most welcome.

Invited speakers:
Chen Greif (Vancouver, Canada)
Ralf Hiptmair (Zurich, Switzerland)
Reinhard Nabben (Berlin, Germany)
Valeria Simoncini (Bologna, Italy)

Stiefel centennial lecturer:
Pierre-Antoine Absil (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)

The workshop will consist of five invited talks and several
contributed talks of 25 minutes. The deadline for submission
of abstracts is July, 31.

More information on deadlines and registration can be found on the
web page


From: Erricos Kontoghiorghes <>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 17:32:24 +0200
Subject: ERCIM Workshop on Computing & Statistics, Cyprus, Oct 2009

Second Workshop of the ERCIM Working Group on
Computing & Statistics
29-31 October 2009, Grand Resort Hotel, Limassol, Cyprus

All topics within the Aims and Scope of the Working Group Computing &
Statistics will be considered for presentation. The organization of
Tracks and suggestion of possible sessions within the framework of the
Working Group are strongly encouraged. The meeting will take place
jointly with the 3rd International Conference on Computational and
Financial Econometrics (CFE09).

Publication: Papers containing strong computational statistical, or
substantive data-analytic elements will be considered for publication
in a special peer-reviewed, or regular, issue of the Journal CSDA
(Computational Statistics and Data Analysis).

Important dates:
Submission of 1-page abstracts: 1 June 2009 (Not Open Yet)
Acceptance decision: 30 June 2009
Tutorial: 26-28 October 2009
Conference: 29-31 October 2009
Submission of full papers: 15 December 2009
Notification of decision: 30 March 2010 (tentative)
Final papers: 30 June 2010 (tentative)

Single page abstracts should be submitted online by the deadline.

For further information please contact:


From: Howard Elman <>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 11:12:46 -0500
Subject: Call for Papers: Special Issue of LAA in Honor of Pete Stewart

Call for Papers: Special Issue in Honor of G. W. (Pete) Stewart

We are pleased to announce a special issue of Linear Algebra and Its
Applications in honor of Pete Stewart, who will celebrate his 70th
birthday in October 2010. Pete has been an editor of Linear Algebra and
Its Applications for many years and is one of its distinguished editors.

All papers submitted must meet the publication standards of Linear Algebra
and Its Applications and will be subject to normal refereeing procedures.

The deadline for submission of papers is July 15, 2009, and publication is
expected in May 2010.

Papers should be sent to any of the special editors of this special issue,
preferably by email in PDF or PostScript format:

Zhaojun Bai Michele Benzi
Department of Computer Science Dept of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of California at Davis Emory University
Davis, CA 95616, USA Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
email: email:

Howard Elman Nick Higham
Department of Computer Science School of Mathematics
University of Maryland The University of Manchester
College Park, MD 20742, USA Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
email: email:

Misha Kilmer
Department of Mathematics
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155, USA

The responsible Editor-in-Chief of the special issue is:

Volker Mehrmann
Institut f. Mathematik, MA 4-5
TU Berlin
D-10623 Berlin, Germany


From: Esmond G Ng <>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 14:39:54 -0800
Subject: Postdoct in Scientific Computing at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Postdoctoral Position in Scientific Computing at Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory

The Scientific Computing Group in the Computational Research Division at
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has an immediate opening
for a postdoctoral fellow to work on the development of computational
algorithms and their application to scientific areas that are of
interest to the US Department of Energy and LBNL. The current emphasis
is large-scale nuclear structure calculations. The research activities
will include the analysis of the performance profile and algorithmic
complexity of existing computational codes; the improvement of the
efficiency and reliability of existing codes; and the development of
novel algorithms on petascale high performance computers.

More information is available at


From: Judith Hill <>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 16:48:09 -0500
Subject: Postdoctoral opportunity at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The Computational Mathematics Group in the Computer Science and Mathematics
division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is looking for Postdoctoral staff to
work on developing new hybrid numerical methods that will provide a
self-consistent, seamless multidomain description for multiphysics problems.
We will be exploring an accurate and robust continuous/discontinuous Galerkin
method, and apply this new method to computational fluid dynamics problems.

The successful candidate is expected to have completed their Ph.D. studies in
Applied Math, Computational Science, or a related field. The person should
have a strong background in numerical analysis, PDE solvers, finite elements
and/or finite volumes, and scientific computing. A background in
PDE-constrained optimization and continuum mechanics is desirable. Experience
in large-scale parallel code development in C or C++ and the willingness to
work in a team environment is essential. Applicants cannot have received the
most recent degree more than five years prior to the date of application and
must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment.

Technical Questions:
Contact Judith C. Hill at Please reference the position title
and number when corresponding about this position.

How to Apply:
Qualified applicants may apply online at All
applicants will need to register before they can begin the online application.
For complete instructions, on how to apply, please see the instructions at When applying
for this position, please reference the position title and number.


From: Peter Moore <>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 10:57:46 -0600
Subject: Visiting Assistant Professor Position SMU

Applications are invited for the Starr Visiting Assistant Professorship
to begin in the fall semester of 2009. The appointment is for two years
with a 2-2 teaching load. The position has a travel budget.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. Applicants in all areas of
applied and computational mathematics are encouraged. The Department of
Mathematics offers an active doctoral program in computational and applied
Visit for more information about the department.

To apply, send a letter of application with a curriculum vitae, a list of
publications, research and teaching statements and two letters of
recommendation to: The Faculty Search
Committee, Department of Mathematics, Southern Methodist University,
P.O. Box 750156, Dallas, Texas, 75275-0156.
The Search Committee can be contacted by sending e-mail to (Tel: (214)768-2452; Fax: (214)768-2355).

To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be
received by March 1, 2009, but the committee will continue to accept
applications until the positions are filled. The committee will notify
applicants of its employment decision after the positions are filled.
residential section of Dallas. SMU will not discriminate on the basis
of race,color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or veteran
status. SMU is also committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual

Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.
SMU, a private university with an engineering school, is situated in a quiet


From: Tae-wan Kim <>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2009 09:29:03 -0500
Subject: Research associate position in Geometric Modeling at SNU, Seoul, Korea


Area: Geometric Modeling, Design and Analysis with Splines

The Computer Aided Design and Information Technology Laboratory in the
Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Seoul National
University, Seoul, Korea has an immediate opening for a research associate in
the area of 'Geometric Modeling, Design and Analysis with Splines'. We are
looking for a self-motivated individual who has significant experience in
researching problems in the areas of 'Iso-Geometric Analysis', 'Computer
Aided Geometric Design', 'Spline Theory' and 'Mathematical Analysis'.

The successful candidate will work with a group of faculty and motivated
graduate students on a large government and industry funded project designing
and developing quality algorithms and schemes for 'Geometric Modeling, Design
and Analysis with Splines'. Interaction with faculty and graduate students,
academia and industry and publication in scientific conferences and journals
is strongly encouraged.

Qualifications: A PhD in Mathematics/Mathematical Sciences/Computer Science
or a related field. A good knowledge of C++/C is required. Also highly
desirable is knowledge of one or more of the following: Finite Element
Methods and Numerical Analysis.

Salary and Benefits: Highly competitive salary plus accommodation and other
benefits. Position is renewable up to 2/3 years subject to yearly evaluation.

To Apply: E-mail the detailed CV to "Prof. Tae-wan Kim" (
with names and contact information (e-mail, phone, url) of 3 references at
the earliest. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For contact details please visit our web site at


From: Chi-Wang Shu <>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 15:42:37 -0500
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing

Journal of Scientific Computing

Volume 38, Number 1, January 2009

A single-step characteristic-curve finite element
scheme of second order in time for the Navier-Stokes
H. Hossu and M. Tabata, pp.1-14.

The Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Two-Dimensional
Hyperbolic Problems Part II: A posteriori Error Estimation
S. Adjerid and M. Baccouch, pp.15-49.

Unified formulation for high-order streamline tracing on
two-dimensional unstructured grids
R. Juanes and S.F. Matringe, pp.50-73.

Vanishing moment method and moment solutions for fully
nonlinear second order partial differential equations
X. Feng and M. Neilan, pp.74-98.

Discontinuous Galerkin methods based on weighted interior
penalties for second order PDEs with non-smooth coefficients
P. Zunino, pp.99-126.

Volume 38, Number 2, February 2009

Numerical Simulation for Porous Medium Equation by Local
Discontinuous Galerkin Finite Element Method
Qiang Zhang and Zi-Long Wu, pp.127-148.

Numerical Simulations on Stationary States for Rotating
Two-Component Bose-Einstein Condensates
Hanquan Wang, pp.149-163.

One-Sided Smoothness-Increasing Accuracy-Conserving Filtering
for Enhanced Streamline Integration through Discontinuous Fields
David Walfisch, Jennifer K. Ryan, Robert M. Kirby and
Robert Haimes, pp.164-184.

A Robust High-Order Mixed L2-Linfty Estimation for
Linear-in-the-Parameters Models
Qi Zhu, Ying Qiao and Shaohua Tan, pp.185-206.

Improved Interface Conditions for 2 D Domain Decomposition with
Corners: Numerical Applications
Chokri Chniti, Frederic Nataf and Francis Nier, pp.207-228.

Multirate Explicit Adams Methods for Time Integration of
Conservation Laws
Adrian Sandu and Emil M. Constantinescu, pp.229-249.

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