NA Digest Sunday, October 4, 2009 Volume 09 : Issue 40

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From: Charles Tong <>
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 19:08:43 -0400
Subject: Uncertainty Quantification Software

We are pleased to announce release 1.2.0 of the PSUADE (Problem Solving
environment for Uncertainty Analysis and Design Exploration) software package.

PSUADE implements many non-intrusive (or sampling-based) methods for
uncertainty analysis, global sensitivity analysis, variable selection,
response surface analysis, numerical optimization, and various statistical

The basic building blocks of PSUADE are a rich collection of sampling methods,
an execution environment, and an analysis toolbox. It also provides a
user-friendly interface to facilitate linking application codes to PSUADE and to
manipulate output data. PSUADE generates many different graphical
representations of uncertainties in Matlab format.

PSUADE is freely available under a LGPL license. We have not set up a
download website yet. It is available by sending email to


From: YingShi Chen <>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 03:10:03 -0400
Subject: GSS_spd: fast sparse solver for symmetric positive definite matrices

GSS_spd is a novel sparse solver for symmetric positive definite matrices.
GSS_spd is about 20% faster than PARDISO in numerical factorization.
The result is based on nearly all the large SPD matrices (with more than
300,000 unknowns) from UF sparse matrix collection,
which are indisputably authoritative and representative.
The testing CPU is Intel Q8200, which is cheap now. And the average
numerical factorization time is less than 10 seconds!
So it¡¯s easy and fast to solve million SPD matrices in PC.

A free version for 64 bit windows is available at
It also includes the detail of experimental results and C,Fortran demo.


From: MiguelA.Fernndez <>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 12:59:31 -0400
Subject: School on Cardiac and brain electrophysiology, Paris, Nov 2009

Winter school on "Cardiac and brain electrophysiology: modeling and
simulation", November 16-19, 2009. The school will be held at INRIA
Paris-Rocquencourt, and it is organized in the framework of the
CEA-INRIA-EDF schools.

Audience: students, engineers and researchers interested in the
modeling of the electrophysiology of the heart and of the brain. The
school consists of four main lectures (2 heart + 2 brain) given by
international experts, and six seminars on more specific topics.

Main lecturers:
Fernando Lopes da Silva, Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Piero Colli Franzone, Università di Pavia, Italy
Jens Haueisen, TU Ilmenau, Germany
Sasha Panfilov, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands

Serge Cazeau, Saint-Joseph Hospital, France
Yves Coudière, Nantes University, France
Olivier David, INSERM, France
Hervé Delingette, INRIA, France
Olivier Faugeras, INRIA, France
Miguel A. Fernández, INRIA, France

Registration and more information available at:


From: "Esmond G. Ng" <>
Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2009 23:03:41 -0700
Subject: Sparse Day, Lawrence Berkeley Lab, Nov 2009

Berkeley Lab -- Computing Sciences Seminar

Special Event -- Sparse Day @ Berkeley Lab

Date: Monday, November 2, 2009
Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Location: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Bldg. 70A, Room 3377

Sparse Day @ Berkeley Lab is an informal one-day event hosted by the
Scientific Computing Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The
event will feature several seminars, most of which will focus on the
latest development in sparse matrix computation.

No registration fees are required to attend the event, but individuals
interested in attending the event must register by sending email to

Further information will be available at

Confirmed speakers include
* Erik Boman, Sandia National Laboratories, "Models and Algorithms
for Parallel Sparse Matrix Partitioning"
* Iain Duff, Rutherford Appleton Lab/CERFACS, "Exploiting Sparsity
in the Solution Phase for Large Sparse Equations"
* Azzam Haidar, ENSEEIHT-IRIT/CERFACS, "Massively Parallel Linear
Solver for Large Problems"
* Bo Kagstrom, Umea University, TBD
* Lars Karlsson, Umea University, TBD
* Daniel Kressner, ETH, "Numerical Methods for Sparse Nonlinear
Eigenvalue Problems"
* Olaf Schenk, University of Basel, "On the PSPIKE Parallel Sparse
Linear System Solver"
* Bora Ucar, ENS Lyon, "Partitioning Regular Meshes for Minimizing
the Total Communication Volume"
* Weichung Wang, National Taiwan University, TBD


From: Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber <>
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2009 01:46:21 -0400
Subject: Power Control and Optimization (PCO 2010), Australia, Feb 2010

Welcome to PCO 2010 in Gold Coast!
3rd Global Conference on Power Control and Optimization,
February 2-4, 2010, Gold Coast, Australia

It is our great pleasure to announce the third Global Conference on
Power Control and Optimization PCO 2010, which will be held at Gold
Coast, Australia from 2 to 4 February 2010.

The Conference is technically sponsored by AIP, WSEAS and Springerlink,
and organized by School of Engineering, Curtin University, Malaysia, and
Middle East Technical University, the Institute of Applied Mathematics.

Contemporary and original research and educational development in the area
of electrical power engineering, control systems, methods of optimization
and related topics.

For further and forthcoming information please visit

Tel: 605 3711416, 6085 443821

The organizers are looking forward to welcoming you to PCO 2010
at the Gold Coast!


From: iglesias <>
Date: Sat, 3 Oct 2009 01:18:41 +0200
Subject: Computer Algebra Systems CASA'2010, Japan, Mar 2010

First Call for Papers

Eighth International Workshop on Computer Algebra Systems and Their
Applications, CASA'2010
Kyushu Sangyo University, Fukuoka (JAPAN)
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.

This workshop solicits high-quality papers for presentation
describing original research results in Computer Algebra Systems and
their Applications.

November 15, 2009: Draft papers due
December 7, 2009: Notification of Acceptance
January 8, 2010: Camera Ready Papers and Pre-registration
March 23-26, 2010: Conference in Fukuoka, Japan

PROCEEDINGS: 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.

For further inquiries and information about procedures, paper
submission, registration, location and so on, please visit the
workshop web site at:


From: Pavel Solin <>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 11:52:16 -0400
Subject: European School on Coupled Problems, Czech Rep, Jun 2010

Pilsen, June 28 - July 2, 2010

We are pleased to announce the second European Seminar on Coupled
Problems (ESCO 2010), to be held in Pilsen, Czech Republic, on June
28 - July 2, 2010. The objective of the meeting is to advance the
frontiers of computer modeling of multiphysics coupled problems in
various areas of engineering and science. Main topic areas include

* Multiphysics models and methods
* Track on Python in scientific computing

Invited keynote speakers:

* Zdenek Bittnar (Czech Technical University, Prague)
* Jean-Frédéric Gerbeau (INRIA Rocquencourt, France)
* Glen Hansen (Multiphysics Methods Group, Idaho National
Laboratory, Idaho Falls, USA)
* Ronald Hoppe (University of Houston, USA)
* William Mitchell (National Institute of Standards
and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, USA)
* Gael Varoquaux (Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires de Saclay, France)

Proceedings of ESCO 2010 will appear as a special issue of CiCP
(impact factor 2.33). Abstract submission deadline is December 15,
2009. For more details including the venue, important dates, and
post conference program please visit the conference web page

Conference flyer in PDF can be downloaded from

With best regards,

Pavel Solin
University of Nevada, Reno
Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
On behalf of ESCO 2010 organizing committee


Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 13:44:16 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: Comp. Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS), Lisbon, Jun 2010


The European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences
(ECCOMAS) announces the organization of the Fifth European Conference on
Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECCOMAS CFD 2010,, Lisbon.

ECCOMAS CFD 2010 includes invited plenary and semi-plenary lectures,
contributed papers from both academia and industry, minisymposia and
invited special technological sessions.

Call for papers:
One-page abstracts on topics related to the conference themes are invited.
Deadline for submission is November 30. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed.
Abstracts of accepted contributions will appear in the conference book
that will be available at the conference. Full papers will be published in
the conference proceedings (CD-ROM), which will also be available at the

Call for minisymposia:
A minisymposium consists of one technical session that focuses on a
specific topic or research area associated with CFD.
About 30 minisymposia will be organized during the conference.
A minisymposium consists of a 30-minute lecture and four 20-minute
lectures, or six lectures for a total duration of two hours.
Each minisymposium will be organized as an invited parallel session with
one or more coordinators.
Please write your suggestions to, including the
main topic and the titles of at least five possible contributions, with
the authors' names. Deadline for submission is October 30.

Barry Koren
vice-chairman ECCOMAS CFD committee


From: Henryk Wozniakowski <>
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2009 11:41:47 -0400
Subject: Monte-Carlo & Quasi MC Methods MCQMC, Warsaw, Aug 2010

The MCQMC conferences were created by Harald Niederreiter and have become
the world's major event on both Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte methods.
The MCQMC conference is a biennial meeting. The ninth conference in Warsaw
will follow the meetings in Las Vegas, Salzburg, Claremont, Hong Kong, Singapore,
Juan-Les-Pins, Ulm and Montreal. The international program committe consists
of 33 people from 13 countries.

Topics include MC and QMC algorithms, randomized QMC, pseudorandom numbers,
random processes, low-discrepancy points and sequences, lattice rules,
variance reduction, rare-event simulation, tractability and complexity
of multivariate integration and other problems, MC/QMC for stochastic and
deterministic differential equations, Markov chain Monte Carlo, particle
methods, applications of MC/QMC.

The invited speakers are:
S. Asmussen, W. Chen, M. Gnewuch, E. Gobet, S. Heinrich,
P. L'Ecuyer, F. Pillichshammer, G. Roberts, I. H. Sloan, G. Wasilkowski.

The deadline for abstracts for contributed talks, and proposals for special
sessions is March 15, 2010. Notification of acceptance will be given by
April 30, 2010. The abstracts and proposals for special sessions should be
submitted as pdf files to

More information can be found at

Henryk Wozniakowski
chair of the program committee


From: Bruce Boghosian <>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 22:33:37 -0400
Subject: New journal: JoCS: The Journal of Computational Science

Readers of NA Digest may be interested in the new Elsevier Science
journal, JoCS: The Journal of Computational Science. This new journal
was inaugurated on 21 September 2009 and is now accepting papers for
publication. The journal's principal editors are:

Peter Sloot (Editor in Chief)
Peter Coveney (Associate Editor)
Jack Dongarra (Associate Editor)
Rebecca Capone (Publisher, Elsevier)

Additional information may be found at the website:

The journal's submission pages are located at:


From: Mihai Anitescu <>
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2009 13:29:36 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Wilkinson Fellowship in Scientific Computing at Argonne Natl Lab

Mathematics and Computer Science Division
Argonne National Laboratory

The Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division of Argonne
National Laboratory invites outstanding candidates to apply for the
J. H. Wilkinson Fellowship in Scientific Computing. The appointment is
for one year and may be renewed for another year.

This fellowship was created in memory of Dr. James Hardy Wilkinson,
F.R.S., who had a close association with the Mathematics and Computer
Science Division as a consultant and guiding spirit for the EISPACK
and LINPACK projects. The Wilkinson Fellowship is intended to
encourage scientists actively engaged in state-of-the-art research in
scientific computing. Candidates must have received a recent
Ph.D. prior to the beginning of the appointment. The benefits of the
appointment include a highly competitive salary, moving expenses, and
a generous professional travel allowance. For additional details,
including past recipients, see

The appointment will be in the MCS Division, which has strong programs
in scientific computing, software tools, and computational
mathematics. Of special interest are algorithms and software for
linear algebra, optimization, differential equations, computational
differentiation, stochastic systems, and unstructured mesh
computations; software tools for parallel computing; and numerical
methods for computational science problems. For further information,

Internationally recognized for innovative research in high-performance
computing, the MCS Division supports an excellent computational
environment that includes large Linux clusters, a distributed systems
laboratory, and a virtual environments laboratory. Researchers also
have access to a Blue Gene/P supercomputer. For more information, see 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. Interested
candidates should consult the website for details on how to apply.

The application must include a curriculum vitae; statement of research
interests; a list of publications, abstracts, and significant
presentations; and three letters of recommendation. Applications will
be accepted starting August 31, 2009. Applications received before
December 15, 2009, are assured maximum consideration. The closing date
for applications is January 15, 2010. Application material will be
reviewed by a selection committee and a candidate announced in March


From: "Fran Moshiri" <>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 13:10:24 -0500
Subject: Postdoctoral Instructorship Position at Rice University

Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics,
Rice University

The Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics,,
invites applications for postdoctoral instructorships including
Pfeiffer-VIGRE Instructorships. All instructors in the Department are
appointed for two academic years, with possible extension for a third year.
The term of appointment may begin at any time after January 1, 2010.
Candidates should have received a PhD within 18 months preceding the time of
appointment and have demonstrated potential for excellence in both research
and teaching. Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents.

Instructors teach one lecture course each semester, and conduct research in
collaboration with a faculty mentor. The Pfeiffer-VIGRE Instructorships
honor Professor Emeritus Paul Pfeiffer, a founding member of the department,
and are a component of the Rice VIGRE program. Pfeiffer-VIGRE instructors
work with a team of faculty and graduate and undergraduate students in one
of the VIGRE research areas. Research areas currently targeted for these
appointments, including Pfeiffer-VIGRE instructorships, include mathematical
biology, inverse problems, and numerical solution of partial differential

Rice University is a private research university with a long tradition of
excellence in undergraduate and graduate science and engineering education.
The Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics hosts research
programs in optimization, numerical linear algebra, control and inverse
problems, mathematical biology, and partial differential equations.
Interdisciplinary work is a fundamental aspect of the Department's program.

Applicants should send a letter of application, current vita, and
descriptions of research plans and teaching experience to

Staffing Committee - Postdoctoral Instructorships
Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
MS 134
Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston Texas 77005-1892

At least three letters of reference are required; the candidate should have
these sent directly to the above address.

Rice University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution.


From: Lieven De Lathauwer <>
Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2009 14:02:06 -0400
Subject: Ph.D. or post-doc, Tensor-Based Signal Processing, K.U.Leuven

The research team SCD-SISTA (URL: of the
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, offers a Ph.D. or post-doctoral
fellowship for research in the broad area of tensor-based signal processing.

By higher-order tensors are meant arrays of numbers characterized by more than
two indices. In this sense, tensors are the higher-order equivalent of vectors
(first order) and matrices (second order). The interest of tensor algebra has
been rapidly increasing in recent years. Tensors have found important
applications in signal processing, telecommunication, psychometrics,
chemometrics, biomedical engineering, statistics, (blind) system
identification, data mining, complexity theory, numerical analysis, among others.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in mathematics,
physics, electrical engineering or computational engineering. He/she will be
an enthusiastic person with good communication skills and a good knowledge of
English. He/she will have a strong interest in the mathematical aspects of
signal processing and will be able to work in an interdisciplinary team of

The work will be supervised by Prof. Lieven De Lathauwer (URL:
Candidates are requested to send an application letter and CV to


From: Volker John <>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 13:44:02 -0400
Subject: 2 research positions at the Weierstrass Institute (WIAS) Berlin

WIAS invites applications for two Research Position in the Research Group
'Numerical Mathematics and Scientific Computing' (Head: Prof. Dr. Volker John)
starting at the earliest possible date (Ref. 09/23 and 09/24).

The first position involves the development, implementation and analytical
study of numerical methods for convection-dominated processes, turbulent flows
and population balance systems. The second position involves the development,
implementation and analytical study of numerical methods for
convection-dominated processes, turbulent flows and electro-magnetic flows.
These methods will be applied to problems coming from applications.

Specific Requirements: university degree (at least master/diploma) in
mathematics, computer science or engineering, excellent programming skills,
basic knowledge in numerical methods for partial differential equations

Please direct your queries to Prof. Dr. V. John (

The appointment is limited to 3 years. The salary is according to the TvoeD

The Weierstrass Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We explicitly
encourage female researchers to apply for the offered position. Among equally
qualified applicants, disabled candidates will be given preference.

As far as possible we ask to avoid sending application papers by e-mail.
Applicants should send curriculum vitae, photocopies of certificates
and a list of publications, including a cover letter quoting Ref. 09/24, by
October, 16, 2009, to:

Prof. Dr. J. Sprekels,
Director of the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics
in Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.
Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, Germany


From: Marc Laforest <>
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2009 10:23:53 -0400
Subject: PhD position in Computational Physics

Title: Advanced finite element techniques for modeling superconducting
materials and innovative power devices

Director/codirector: Prof. Marc Laforest ( /
Prof. Frédéric Sirois (

Brief description and objectives: High temperature superconductors
(HTS) are promising materials for solving a number of issues
encountered in modern power systems. In particular, superconducting
equipments are about 50% smaller and lighter than their conventional
counterpart, and withstand more easily temporary overload, which is
critical to peak load management. HTS materials also have the unique
property of being natural fault current limiters, a property with no
classical counterpart and which opens new doors for operating power
systems. In order to accelerate the acceptance of the technology by
the power industry, large scale power applications of HTS are
currently being demonstrated worldwide (U.S.A., Europe, China, Japan,
Korea, etc.). We are thus at a turning point with HTS technology, and
we now have to address efficient and optimal design of HTS
equipments. Each prototype being expensive to build, numerical methods
and optimization tools are expected to play a significant role in
achieving price-competitive HTS equipments, and eventually make
possible the paradigmatic changes required to improve current power

This project consists in developing innovative 2D and 3D numerical
techniques of the finite element type for simulating the
electromagnetic and thermal behavior of superconductors in
applications related to electric power systems (e.g. power
transmission cables, power transformers, etc.). Current methods are
mainly based on classical computational electromagnetic techniques,
which are unfortunately not well suited to this task. As a result, the
computation times are much too long to be acceptable, even for devices
with relatively simple geometries. Within the framework of this
project, space-time methods and advanced mesh adaption techniques will
be serious candidates for replacing existing approaches, as they have
shown to perform particularly well in problems presenting a moving
front, such as here (flux/current fronts). Although these methods are
widely used by the fluid mechanics community, their application in the
field of electromagnetism has been little explored so far. One of the
main challenges of this thesis will be to realize successfully this
interdisciplinary transfer.


Background: Undergraduate level in electrical or computer engineering,
physics or mathematics. Master's topic should be related to numerical
simulation and/or finite element methods.

Skills and interests: Very good skills with computer programming, and
marked interest for numerical analysis and applied mathematics. A
basic knowledge of electromagnetic phenomena would be an asset.

Personal qualities: Great autonomy, critical thinking and
creativity. Recommendations from referees (to be sent with the
application form) should provide specific comments on each of these

Other information: Possibility of internships in foreign research
laboratories, within the framework of collaborations with Switzerland,
France, U.S.A. and Italy.

Please note that Ecole Polytechnique offers the possibility to conduct
your Ph.D. studies exclusively in English, although attending some
basic knowledge of French may help for daily chores in Montreal.


A financial support of 19000 $ per year (Canadian dollars) can be
awarded to you for a duration of 3 years in order to help the
candidate completing his thesis efficiently.

Students with scholarship: If you were awarded an excellence
scholarship for your graduate studies (NSERC, FQRNT, scholarship from
your respective country, etc.), you are strongly encouraged to apply
and we offer to bonify your scholarship.


From: Emmanuel Lorin <>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 12:11:15 -0400
Subject: Position: PhD in Computational Physics

PhD in Computational Physics

Carleton University (Ottawa), Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Montreal),
General Fusion (Vancouver)

Title: Hydrodynamics and MagnetoHydroDynamics simulations for Magnetized
Target Fusion based nuclear reactor

Description & Objectives

It is largely recognized by the scientific and political community that
controlled nuclear fusion is the best long-term means of meeting mankind's
growing need for a clean, renewable and inexpensive energy source. The two
main kinds of nuclear fusion devices are based on Magnetic Confinement Fusion
(MCF), like the Tokamak design, and Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF), like
the NIF design using intense lasers. An improved understanding of plasma
physics over the last 20 years and the huge technical difficulties in
designing MCF and ICF reactors, has re-awoken the interest in several
alternative reactor designs, in particular in those that capitalize on the
increased stability of Field Reversed Configurations (FRC) with increased
currents. In this vein, General Fusion, a company from Vancouver, has embarked
since 2002 on a project of implementing a device based on Magnetic Target
Fusion (MTF) first proposed in the 80s by researchers at the US Naval Weapons
Research Lab. This approach is an intermediate approach between MCF (low
plasma density, very strong magnetic fields, large confinement times) and ICF
(high plasma density, very intense lasers, short confinement times).

The PhD student general overall objectives will be to numerically validate the
chosen physical models of some essential physics within General Fusion's
device thereby i) providing numerical proof-of-concept ii) reducing operating
uncertainties and iii) optimizing reactor design. Specialized numerical
codes, often classified, exist for the simulation of specific reactor designs
(MCF or ICF) but not for MTF. The PhD student will then adapt existing
High-Performance codes for Hydrodynamics, Plasma Physics
(MagnetoHydroDynamics), namely FronTier
[] and
[], in order to address important questions
about plasma instabilities during compression, Lawson's criterion, vortex
collapses. Details on General Fusion's reactor can be found on

Keywords: Hydrodynamics, Rayleigh-Taylor Instabilities, Plasma Physics,
MagnetoHydroDynamics, Numerical Methods, High Performance Computing.

Requirements: A MSc in one of the following areas is required: Applied
Mathematics, Physics, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering. Applicants should
have a strong background in Scientific Computing ideally applied to Fluid
Dynamics and/or Plasma Physics.

Supervision: This position will be funded by MITACS and General Fusion and
will part of a MITACS Cluster project. It will be co-supervised by Marc
Laforest (Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal), Emmanuel Lorin (Carleton
University), and Frederic Sirois (Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal). The
student could be registered at Carleton University or Ecole Polytechnique de
Montreal. Frequent visits in Vancouver are expected.

Salary: $24,000 per year.

Starting date: January 2010

Applications: Interested applicants should submit a cover sheet, a resume with
a publication list, a description of current research interests, and two
letters of recommendation, by email to Marc Laforest, Emmanuel Lorin, and
Frederic Sirois:


From: Oleg Burdakov <>
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2009 05:43:52 -0400
Subject: Contents, Optimization Methods and Software

Table of Contents
Optimization Methods and Software (OMS), Volume 24, Number 6 (December, 2009)

Cosmin Petra, Bogdan Gavrea, Mihai Anitescu and Florian Potra
A computational study of the use of an optimization-based
method for simulating large multibody systems

Giancarlo Bigi, Marco Castellani and Massimo Pappalardo
A new solution method for equilibrium problems

Shuisheng Zhou, Hongwei Liu, Feng Ye and Lihua Zhou
A new iterative algorithm training SVM

Xiaojiao Tong, Felix Wu and Liqun Qi
Worst-case CVaR based portfolio optimization models
with applications to scenario planning

Etienne de Klerk and Renata Sotirov
A new library of structured semidefinite programming instances

L.E. Torres Guardia and A. Parracho Sant'Anna
A separable nonlinear model for the multicommodity flow problem

Forthcoming papers and complete table of contents for the journal OMS:

Instructions for Authors and Online sample copy:

Discounted individual subscription:


From: Zoe Sternberg <>
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2009 11:57:37 -0400
Subject: Contents, International Journal of Computer Mathematics 87(10-11)

International Journal of Computer Mathematics, Issue 87(10-11)
ENGINEERING Guest editors: J. Vigo-Aguiar and Juan LG Guirao

Preface by J. Vigo-Aguiar and Juan LG Guirao

A quasi-metric computational model from modular functions on monoids
by S Romaguera; O Valero

Dimension of the intersection of a pair of orthogonal groups
by S-Z Song; R Durán Díaz; L Hernández Encinas; J Muñoz Masqué; A Queiruga

Fuzzy congruence relations on nd-groupoids by IP Cabrera; P Cordero; G
Gutiérrez; J Martínez; M Ojeda-Aciego

Functional systems in the context of temporal×modal logics with indexed
flows by A Burrieza; IP de Guzmán; E Muñoz-Velasco

Dual tableau for a multimodal logic for order of magnitude qualitative
reasoning with bidirectional negligibility by J Goli&#324;ska-Pilarek; E Muñoz-

Mathematical model for dynamic case-based planning by JF De Paz; S
Rodríguez; J Bajo; JM Corchado

A robust second-order numerical method for global solution and global
normalized flux of singularly perturbed self-adjoint boundary-value problems
by C Clavero; RK Bawa; S Natesan

A Galerkin approach incorporating integrated radial basis function networks
for the solution of 2D biharmonic equations by N Mai-Duy; D Ho-Minh; T Tran-

A maximum likelihood Hebbian learning-based method to an agent-based
architecture by E Corchado; M Assumpció Pellicer; M Lourdes Borrajo

The application of a two-step AI model to an automated pneumatic drilling
process by J Sedano; E Corchado; L Curiel Herrera; J Ramón Villar Flecha; P
Miguel Bravo

A formulation for fault detection in stochastic continuous-time dynamical
systems by Pedro J Zufiria

Pseudo-conforming polynomial finite elements on quadrilaterals by E Dubach;
R Luce; J-M Thomas

Qualitative analysis of the phase flow of a Manev system in a rotating
reference frame by MC Balsas; Juan LG Guirao; ES Jiménez; JA Vera

A method to improve the computation of tidal potential in the equilibrium
configuration of a close binary system by JA López Ortí; M Forner Gumbau; M
Barreda Rochera

Derivative-free optimization and filter methods to solve nonlinear
constrained problems by A Correia; J Matias; P Mestre; C Serôdio

An implementation of a dual tableaux system for order-of-magnitude
qualitative reasoning by A Burrieza; A Mora; M Ojeda-Aciego; E Or&#322;owska

Torus bifurcations, isolas and chaotic attractors in a simple dengue fever
model with ADE and temporary cross immunity by M Aguiar; N Stollenwerk; BW

A new data mining methodology applied to the modelling of the influence of
diet and lifestyle on the value of bone mineral density in post-menopausal
women by FJ De Cos Juez; F Sánchez Lasheras; PJ García Nieto; MA Suárez

Numerical analysis of a quasistatic elasto-piezoelectric contact problem
with damage by JR Fernández; R Martínez

Estimating topological entropy from individual orbits by JS Cánovas

A decision-making differential model for social insects by RA Assis; E
Venturino; WC Ferreira Jr; EFP da Luz

An MPCC approach on a Stackelberg game in an electric power market: changing
the leadership by H Sofia Rodrigues; M Teresa T Monteiro; A Ismael F Vaz

Hybridizing the electromagnetism-like algorithm with descent search for
solving engineering design problems by Ana Maria AC Rocha; EMGP Fernandes

Numerical simulation of tornado-like vortices around complex geometries by
Frederique Drullion

CsegGraph: a graph colouring instance generator by S Hossain

Time domain indices and discrete power spectrum in electroencephalographic
processing by MA Navascués; MV Sebastián

Algorithm and software for defining the distribution of eigenvalues of
random symmetric matrices via simulation by E Shmerling


From: Emma Avery <>
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2009 15:59:15 +0100
Subject: Contents, Inverse Problems, volume 25, issue 10, October 2009


Volume 25, Issue 10, October 2009

Article numbers: 105001--105012

Individual articles are free for 30 days following their publication on the
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Moment inversion problem for piecewise D-finite functions
Dmitry Batenkov

Direct and inverse problems related to MEMS
Daniele Cassani, Barbara Kaltenbacher and Alfredo Lorenzi

A unified approach to Darboux transformations
Tuncay Aktosun and Cornelis van der Mee

Iterative total variation schemes for nonlinear inverse problems
Markus Bachmayr and Martin Burger

Extracting the support function of a cavity in an isotropic elastic body
from a single set of boundary data
Masaru Ikehata and Hiromichi Itou

The hard pulse approximation for the AKNS (2 x 2)-system
Charles L Epstein and Jeremy Magland

Stability and global-in-time results for an inverse problem related to a
nuclear reactor model
Fabrizio Colombo

Inverse problems for Sturm--Liouville operators on bush-type graphs
V Yurko

A discrete spherical x-ray transform of orientation distribution functions
using bounding cubes
I G Kazantsev, S Schmidt and H F Poulsen

The inverse scattering transform and squared eigenfunctions for a
degenerate 3 x 3 operator
D J Kaup and Jianke Yang

On revealing graph cycles via boundary measurements
M I Belishev and N Wada

Improvements on a predictor--corrector strategy for parameter estimation
with several data types
Tao Feng and Trond Mannseth


From: Claude Brezinski <>
Date: Sun, 04 Oct 2009 19:59:52 +0200
Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms, vol. 52, number 2

Table of contents of Numerical Algorithms.
Volume 52 Number 2

An application of the algorithm of the cyclic coordinate descent in
multidimensional optimization problems with constrained speed
L. Bayon, J. M. Grau, M. M. Ruiz, P. M. Suarez
Pages 129 - 149

Legendre spectral methods for the -grad (div) operator with free
boundary conditions
E. Ahusborde
Pages 151 - 171

Solving nonlinear pseudoparabolic equations with nonlocal boundary
conditions in reproducing kernel space
Yingzhen Lin, Yongfang Zhou
Pages 173 - 186

A spectral trichotomy method for symplectic matrices
M. Dosso, M. Sadkane
Pages 187 - 212

Numerical evaluation of Goursat’s infinite integral
Yasuyo Hatano, Ichizo Ninomiya, Hiroshi Sugiura, Takemitsu Hasegawa
Pages 213 - 224

A new full-Newton step O(n) infeasible interior-point algorithm for
semidefinite optimization
H. Mansouri, C. Roos
Pages 225 - 255

On an improved local convergence analysis for the Secant method
Ioannis K. Argyros, Hongmin Ren
Pages 257 - 271

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