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From: Jack Dongarra <>
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 12:00:01 -0400
Subject: Survey of linear algebra software

We have updated the survey of freely available software for the solution of
linear algebra problems. Send us comments if you see a problem.


Jack and Hatem


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2009 14:48:59 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations - SIAG/CST Best SICON Paper Prize


SIAG/CST Best SICON Paper Prize - Deadline approaching, April 15

The SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory (SIAG/CST) and the
SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization (SICON) will present the first
award of the new SIAG/CST Best SICON Paper Prize at the SIAM Conference
on Control and Its Applications (CT09), to be held jointly with the SIAM
Annual Meeting, July 6-8, 2009, in Denver, Colorado.

The prize is awarded to the author(s) of the two most outstanding papers
published in SICON in the two calendar years preceding the year of the
award. For the 2009 award, the eligibility period is January 1, 2007,
through December 31, 2008.

Each author will receive a plaque. Travel expenses will be available to
reimburse one speaker per paper for attendance at the conference to
receive the award.

Nominations, including citation of paper(s), should be addressed to
Chair, SIAG/CST Best SICON Paper Prize Committee, and sent, preferably
via e-mail, by APRIL 15, 2009, to J. M. Littleton at
Send inquiries to Complete calls for SIAM prizes
can be found at


From: Victor Didenko <>
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2009 03:16:48 -0400
Subject: MMC09 and East Asia SIAM 5 Conferences, Brunei, Jun 2009

The Department of Mathematics in the Faculty of Science at UBD will host
The 2nd International Conference on Mathematical Modelling and Computation and
The 5th East Asia SIAM Conference at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD)
during June 8-11, 2009. The Department of Mathematics has continuing research
interests in the mathematical modelling of biological and physical systems,
financial mathematics, and areas such as integral and differential operators
and numerical methods. The 2nd International Conference on Mathematical
Modelling and Computation and The 5th EASIAM Conference shall provide a venue
to exchange ideas in these areas and indeed any aspect of mathematical
modelling and computation, in promoting both established and newer national
and international research relationships. Participants from throughout the
region are especially encouraged to attend.

Aims and Scope.

Modelling of Biological and Physical Systems
Financial Mathematics
Numerical Methods and Computation

For more information, see:


From: Anthony Tongen <>
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2009 14:48:45 -0400
Subject: Summer workshop for teaching numerics, Jun 2009

We are holding a Professional Enhancement Program (PREP) on 'A Discovery-
Learning Approach to Computational Mathematics' at James Madison University
this summer from June 8-12. The goal is to bring together a group of
professors with varied levels of expertise in teaching numerics to explore a
more discovery-learning approach to teaching these courses. We would love to
have a few professors with more research experience attend the workshop and
contribute their knowledge and wisdom. The registration deadline is April
27th. You can also find more information at Please feel free to contact me
if you have any questions or desire additional information.

Anthony Tongen


From: Marcin Paprzycki <>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 21:02:28 +0200
Subject: Large Scale Computations on Grids (LaSCoG), Poland, Sep 09

5th Workshop on Large Scale Computations on Grids
Wroclaw, Poland,
September 13-16, 2009

The workshop will be held in conjunction with the Seventh
International Conference on Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics
(PPAM 2009,

Aim: The paradigm for execution of large-scale computations, whether
they originate as scientific or engineering applications, or for
supporting large data-intensive calculations, is to utilize multiple
computers at sites distributed across the Internet. In particular,
computational grids are collections of distributed, possibly
heterogeneous resources which can be used as ensembles to execute
large-scale applications. While the vision of the global
computational grid is extremely appealing, there remains a lot of work
on all levels to achieve it. In this context the LaSCoG workshop is
envisioned as a forum to promote exchange of ideas and results aimed
at addressing complex issues that arise in developing large-scale
computations on grids and running applications on them.

Important dates:
Submission of Papers: April 30, 2009 (extended)
Notification of Acceptance: May 31, 2009
Conference: September 13-16, 2009
Camera-Ready Papers: October 31, 2009


From: Helen Moore <>
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 14:39:29 -0400
Subject: SIAM Conf on Mathematics for Industry, San Francisco, Oct 2009

Hello Everyone,

As the co-organizers of the SIAM Conference Mathematics for Industry
(MI09), we invite you to participate in this year's meeting, scheduled
October 9-11 in San Francisco, CA. Conference themes include Modeling
and Simulation, Data Mining, Process Modeling, Interoperability,
Supply Chain Management, and Uncertainty, Risk and Vulnerability. A
major goal of the meeting is to promote interactions and
collaborations between academia and industry/government labs. There
are several ways to participate:

-Organize a minisymposium around the topic of your choice. This
requires a brief description of the session, and a list of four
speakers. (SIAM takes care of all logistical details.)
-Submit a contributed paper or poster.
-Attend the meeting to form new connections with researchers in
industry or academia.
-All accepted presenters will be invited to make a submission to a refereed

The deadline for submissions was recently extended until May 1st. The
conference web site is here:

If you have questions, comments or suggestions please don't hesitate
to write to us or any of the conference organizers.

Best regards,
Jeff Saltzman, Merck & Co, Inc.,
Helen Moore, Pharsight Corp.,


From: cmam <>
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 14:22:21 +0300
Subject: Computational methods in applied mathematics (CMAM), Jun 2010

International Conference:
Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics - CMAM-4
20 - 26 June, 2010
The Mathematical Research and Conference Center, Bedlewo, Poland


Basic topics
Modern numerical methods for discretization of ODEs and PDEs.
Applications of numerical methods for solving problems of mathematical
physics and engineering problems.
Parallel algorithms for solving systems of algebraic equations.
Optimal complexity of adaptive algorithms.

Working language of the Conference is English.

Everybody interested in topics of the conference is warmly invited to
attend the meeting and present a contributed talk. The deadline for
abstract within one page is December 1, 2009. The notification of
acceptance is February 1, 2010. Instructions and style file for the
preparation of the abstracts are available at

All participants will be staying on the premises of the Conference
Center at Bedlewo, Poznan, Poland. The estimated total cost is about
350 Euros, for accompanying person - 300 Euros. This includes the stay
for 6 days, all meals and the registration fee.

Deadline is May 1, 2010


From: Volker Mehrmann <>
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 04:04:38 -0400
Subject: Special issue of Linear Algebra and its Applications

Call for Papers:
Special Issue in Honor of Heinrich Voss

We are pleased to announce a special issue of Linear Algebra and Its
Applications in honor of Heinrich Voss, who will celebrate his 65th
birthday June 16, 2009. Heinrich Voss has made many major
contributions in Numerical Linear Algebra and has been one of the
leading figures in the recent developments in the analysis and
numerical solution of nonlinear eigenvalue problems.

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

The deadline for submission of papers is November 15, 2009, and
publication is expected in the fall of 2010.

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

Timo Betcke
Department of Mathematics
University of Reading
Whiteknights, PO Box 220
Berkshire, RG6 6AX,
United Kingdom

Christian Mehl
School of Mathematics
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom

Lothar Reichel
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242

Siegfried M. Rump
Institute for Reliable Computing
Hamburg University of Technology
Schwarzenbergstr. 95
21071 Hamburg

The responsible editor-in-chief of the special issue is:

Volker Mehrmann
Institut f. Mathematik, MA 4-5
TU Berlin
Strasse des 17. Juni 136
D-10623 Berlin


From: Marko Huhtanen <>
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2009 14:04:13 -0500
Subject: Postdoctoral position at Helsinki University of Technology

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Institute of
Mathematics at Helsinki University of Technology. The position is funded
through the Academy of Finland project "Operator theory and Computing"
which was awarded a three year grant for the years 2009-2011.
The selected candidate will work in the numerical analysis group.

The position requires a PhD degree in mathematics, applied mathematics
or numerical analysis.

The position is scheduled to start 1 August 2009. The deadline for
applications is 31 May 2009.

Interested candidates should send a CV via e-mail to Prof. Olavi Nevanlinna,

For more details, contact Marko Huhtanen, e-mail:


From: Mihai Anitescu <>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2009 13:07:27 -0400
Subject: Postdoctoral Position in Stochastic Optimization at Argonne Natl. Lab

Postdoctoral Researcher – Stochastic Optimization of Complex System

The Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division at Argonne National
Laboratory invites outstanding candidates to apply for a postdoctoral position
focusing on the research in stochastic optimization methods, algorithms, and
software for the design and management under uncertainty of complex energy

Applicants must have recently received a Ph.D. in mathematics, computer
science or a related discipline. The appointee will work as part of an
integrated, multi-institution research team of mathematicians, computer
scientist, and operations researchers. The efforts of this team cover
stochastic optimization, optimal design, and automatic differentiation topics.

The appointment will be in the MCS Division, which has strong programs in
scientific computing, software tools, and computational mathematics.
Experience is required in computational optimization, stochastic models, and
computational science applications. Considerable expertise in one of
C/C++/Fortran under Unix/Linux environments is required. Experience in
parallel programming algorithms is desirable. Some experience in
interdisciplinary collaborative research is desirable.

Internationally recognized for innovative research in high-performance
computing, the MCS Division supports an excellent computational environment
that includes access to a scientific visualization laboratory and a
distributed computing laboratory. Argonne is located in the southwestern
Chicago suburbs, offering the advantages of affordable housing, good schools,
and easy access to the cultural attractions of the city.

Candidates should submit an application via the Argonne website under division
postdoctoral job openings for job requisition mcs-314476. The application must
include a curriculum vitae; list of publications, abstracts, and significant
presentations; and the names of three references, other than Argonne staff,
who can attest to the candidate's ability and potential.

For further information about division postdoctoral appointments at Argonne,
see the website. Questions can be addressed to Dr. Mihai Anitescu, MCS
Division, by e-mail to

A U.S. Department of Energy laboratory managed by UChicago Argonne, LLC.

Argonne is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in our


From: Chi-Wang Shu <>
Date: Thu, 09 Apr 2009 17:38:48 -0400
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing 39(1): Apr 2009

Journal of Scientific Computing

Volume 39, Number 1, April 2009

Subharmonic Resonance Behavior for the Classical
Hydrogen Atomic System
Daniel C. Cole and Yi Zou, pp.1-27.

Fast Tensor-Product Solvers: Partially Deformed
Three-dimensional Domains
Tormod Bjontegaard, Yvon Maday and Einar M.
Ronquist, pp.28-48.

A Note on the Spectral Collocation Approximation
of Some Differential Equations with Singular
Source Terms
Jae-Hun Jung, pp.49-66.

High Order Extensions of Roe Schemes for
Two-Dimensional Nonconservative Hyperbolic Systems
M.J. Castro, E.D. Fernandez-Nieto, A.M. Ferreiro,
J.A. Garcia-Rodriguez and C. Pares, pp.67-114.

Characterizing Strong Stability Preserving Additive
Runge-Kutta Methods
Inmaculada Higueras, pp.115-128.

Overlapping Yee FDTD Method on Nonorthogonal Grids,
Jinjie Liu, Moysey Brio and Jerome V. Moloney,

Parallel Simulations of Dynamic Fracture Using
Extrinsic Cohesive Elements,
Isaac Dooley, Sandhya Mangala, Laxmikant Kale and
Philippe Geubelle, pp.144-165.


From: Maya Neytcheva <>
Date: Thu, 09 Apr 2009 01:16:40 +0200
Subject: Contents, Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications, 16 (4), April 2009

Contents, Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications
Vol 16 (4), April 2009

A power sparse approximate inverse preconditioning procedure for large
sparse linear systems
Zhongxiao Jia, Baochen Zhu (p 259-299)

On parallel multisplitting methods for symmetric positive semidefinite
linear systems
Guangxi Cao, Yongzhong Song (p 301-318)

Consistent interpolation of equidistantly sampled data
Eike Rietsch (p 319-344)


From: Ed Saff <>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 11:24:04 -0500
Subject: Contents, Constructive Approximation, Volume 29, Number 3, 2009

Constructive Approximation

Vol. 29 No. 3 2009
Table of Contents

"On the Limits of Lagrange Projectors"
by B. Shekhtman
Pages 293-301

"Time Frequency Representations of Almost Periodic Functions"
by Y.H. Kim and A. Ron
Pages 303-323

"Statistical Encounters with Complex B-Splines"
by B. Forster and P. Massopust
Pages 325-344

"Bernstein Operators for Exponential Polynomials"
by J.M. Aldaz, O. Kounchev, and H. Render
Pages 345-367

"Dual Wavelet Frames and Riesz Bases in Sobolev Spaces"
by B. Han and Z. Shen
Pages 369-406

"The Norm of the Laplace Operator Restriction to a Homogeneous Polynomial Space"
by M. Reimer
Pages  407-419

"On the Asymptotic Behavior of Faber Polynomials for Domains with
Piecewise Analytic Boundary"
by E. Mina-Diaz
Pages 421-448

Constructive Approximation
An International Journal for Approximations and Expansions
Published by Springer


From: "Journal IJCIT" <>
Date: 11 Apr 2009 14:54:07 -0000
Subject: Contents, Int'l Journal of Computing & Information Technology (IJCIT)

IJCIT Vol.1, No.2, July-December 2009, Contents:-

International Journal of Computing & Information Technology (IJCIT),
ISSN: 0974-696X, a peer- reviewed Journal, Published twice in a year
in January and July by the Serials Publications, New Delhi
(Editor-in-Chief: Goutam Kumar Saha)


Paper Submission to <ijcitj@, ijcit@>

1. Keqin Li (USA), "Performance Evaluation and Quality Optimization
in Parallel Computing Systems."

2. K. Vieira, A. Schulter, Carlos Westphall, Carla Westphall,
(Brazil) "A Solution for Grid Intrusion Detection Techniques in Grid

3. R. A. Mokhtar, S. Khatun, B. M. Ali, A.R. Ramli (Malaysia),
"Cooperative Sensing Based on Distributed Network Architecture in
Cognitive Radio Networks."

4. Ji&#345;í Dokulil, David Obdržálek, Jakub Yaghob, Filip
Zavoral (Czech Republic), "DataPile: Uncertainty and Consistency

5. Cecilia Leal Ramírez, Oscar Castillo and Antonio Rodríguez Díaz
(Mexico), "Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Cellular Model Applied to the
Dynamics of a Uni-Specific Population Induced by Environment

6. B. Karlik and T.G. Apari (Turkey), " Development of Efficient
Software for Tele-Treatment and Epileptic Seizure Recognition."

7. S. Khan, K-K Loo, Z.U Din (UK), "Flash Crowd Avoidance Mechanism
in Community Based Multi-Hop IEEE 802.11 Wireless Mesh Networks."

8. M. K. Jeya Kumar, and R. S. Rajesh (India), "Performance Analysis
of Manet Routing Protocols in Different Mobility Patterns."

9. M. S. Neogi, V. Bhattacherjee, R. Mahanti (India), " A Study on
Pair-Programming and Early Testing Skills Of Students."

10. J. Ghosh, S. Ghosh, and R. K. Pal (India), "A Revisit to the
Eight Coins Problem."

11. G. R. Bamnote, M. S. Ali (India), "Design and Evaluation of Disk
Scheduling Algorithm for Real-time Database Systems Using Space
Filling Curves."

12. A. Alwattari (USA), " IQ (Idea Quality Test) - a Fast, Easy
Method to Find Good Ideas and Dump Bad Ones Early on in the Innovation

13. S. Steinert (Germany), "Interfaces: Crosslinking Humans and Their

14. D. Fallman (Sweden), "Desktop Computing as Paradigm: Hidden
Assumptions that Suppress Mobile Information Technology."

15. Paul T. Durbin (USA), "How Computer Professionals Can Help Make
Ours a Better World."

16. Norm Friesen (Canada), "Interaction Paradigms for new Web
Technologies: Shift Happens"

17. G. K. Saha (India), "Software Reliability Issues- an Overview."

18. Anna Papaioannou and Fotini-Niovi Pavlidou (Greece), "Cross-layer
Resource Allocation and Scheduling for Power Line Communications."

19. A-Imam Al-Sammak (Bahrain), "Shortened Space Time Codes with Rate
Greater Than 1.0 "

20. S. Bhowmik (Netherlands), "Error Estimate in Numerical
Computations for a Linear Convolution."

21. A. Latif, R. Hilal and A.A. Ouahman (Morocco), "Reducing the Size
of Microstrip Antennas to Integrate them in Terminal Station for
Wireless Communications."

22. Ahmad Al-Hajj, Dima Fares, Khaleel Mershad, Nof Abou Zeinab,
Karim Y. Kabalan (Lebanon), "M/G/&#8734;/n Traffic Model of CDMA
Networks using Adaptive Antennas."

23. M. Burgin (USA), "Algorithmic Complexity of Computational


From: Tim Davis <>
Date: Mon, 06 Apr 2009 07:33:15 -0400
Subject: The Mouseholder QR, part 3 of 8

Part 3 of 8 in our in-depth exploration of the
mathematical genius of Robert Burns:

Burns original:

I doubt na, whiles, but thou may thieve;
What then? poor beastie, thou maun live!
A daimen icker in a thrave
'S a sma' request;
I'll get a blessin wi' the lave,
An' never miss't!

Non-poetic English translation:

I doubt not, although you may steal; what then? Poor beast, you must
live! A stray bit of grain in a great heap of 24 sheaves is a small
request; I'll get a blessing with the rest, and never miss it!

Matrix translation:

I doubt they'll help, my Givens' swaps;
What then? thy matrix diag drops!
A round-off eps in all the flops:
'S a sma' request
To get an answer when it stops,
An' never miss't!

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