NA Digest Monday, January 24, 2011 Volume 11 : Issue 04

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From: Nick Higham <>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 09:46:58 +0000
Subject: Leslie Fox Prize In NA - Deadline Approaching

The Fifteenth Leslie Fox Prize meeting will take place on Monday
June 27th 2011, in the Manchester Institute for Mathematical
Sciences at The University of Manchester.

Entries for the Fifteenth Leslie Fox Prize competition should be
submitted by January 31, 2011. Any person who is less than 31
years old on January 1st, 2011 and has not already won a first
prize is eligible. Each entry should consist of a paper,
describing some of the candidate's research, that is suitable for
a 40 minute lecture at a numerical analysis meeting.

The entries will be considered by an Adjudicating Committee
comprising Mark Ainsworth (Strathclyde), Nick Gould (Rutherford
Appleton Laboratory) and Nick Higham (Manchester, Chairman).

Full details of the prize, and the submission procedure, may be
found at


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 18:21:11 -0500
Subject: SIAM Student Paper Prize Submissions Due February 15

The SIAM STUDENT PAPER PRIZE is awarded every year to the student
author(s) of the most outstanding paper(s) submitted to the SIAM
Student Paper Competition. This award is based solely on the
merit and content of the student's contribution to the submitted
paper. The prize recognizes outstanding scholarship by students
in applied mathematics or scientific computing. Up to three
awards are given.

The 2011 SIAM Student Paper Prize will be awarded in 2011 and the
recipients will be recognized at the next SIAM Annual Meeting, to
be held in 2012. Each prize recipient will receive a framed
certificate plus a cash award of $1,000. Each will have the
opportunity to present his or her paper at the 2012 SIAM Annual
Meeting. Recipients will also receive $550 toward travel
expenses and gratis registration for AN12.

Eligibility is restricted to students in good standing who do not
yet hold the degree of PhD on the application deadline. Papers
entered in the competition must have already been submitted for
publication. Submissions may be based on co-authored papers.
Instructions on how to submit a paper and other required
documents can be found at

All papers and accompanying documentation must be received at the
SIAM office on or before FEBRUARY 15, 2011. Please address your
submission to Professor Peter Turner, Chair, SIAM Student Paper
Prize Committee, and send it to J. M. Littleton at Inquiries should be addressed to


From: Lisa Mc Goldrick <>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 06:57:01 -0500
Subject: 3rd Intl Conf on Num Meth for Finance, Ireland, Jun 2011

The aim of this conference is to attract leading researchers,
both practitioners and academics, to discuss new and relevant
numerical methods for the solution of practical computational
problems in finance. Discussion of new products and new models
requiring new numerical methods for their solution is also
welcome. The conferences are focused on topics of current
interest, and the programme is organised around the talks given
by distinguished invited speakers. Individual contributions may
be submitted to either an oral or a poster session. Participants
are encouraged to propose minisymposia consisting of a number of
papers on a given topic. Offers to organise panel discussions are
also welcome. The main focus of the NMF 2011 conference will be
on the computational challenges facing the modern developments in
quantitative finance. Topics in all areas of numerical finance
are welcome, such as but not exclusively the following: valuation
and risk management of exotic derivatives (path- dependency
and/or early exercise features); integral transform methods, in
particular Fourier and FFT; simulation methods; lattice methods;
partial differential equation methods; algorithmic and
statistical arbitrage trading models; financial econometric
methods; and inverse problems. We have further identified two
special themes of particular relevance given the current
landscape of financial markets.

You are invited to submit an abstract (4 pages maximum) of an
oral or poster contribution to The
deadline for receipt of abstracts is 18 May 2011, but early
submission is strongly encouraged.

For further information see


From: Mark Ainsworth <>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 10:46:41 +0000
Subject: 24th Biennial NA Conference, Glasgow, Jun 2011

Registration is now open for the

24th Biennial Conference on Numerical Analysis
(formerly Dundee Biennial Conference on Numerical Analysis)
June 28-July 1 2011, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland.

The conference is open to researchers in all areas of numerical
analysis, and contributed talks by younger researchers, post-docs
and research students are encouraged. Proposals for mini-symposia
are particularly welcome and can be submitted on-line.

The following distinguished researchers have accepted invitations
to deliver plenary lectures at the conference:
Oscar Bruno (Caltech),
Jack Dongarra (University of Tennessee),
Chris Johnson (University of Utah)
James Nagy (Emory University)
Jorge Nocedal (Northwestern University)
Djordje Peric (Swansea University)
Alfio Quarteroni (EPF de Lausanne)
Robert Schaback (Universität Göttingen)
Robert Skeel (Purdue University)
Raul Tempone (KAUST)
Nick Trefethen (University of Oxford)
Barbara Wohlmuth (TU München)

The after dinner speaker will be Prof. David
Silvester (University of Manchester).

Further information and on-line registration may be found at


From: Ahmet Duran <>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 16:57:47 -0500
Subject: Int Conf on Math Finance, Istanbul, TR, Jul 2011


International Conference on Mathematical Finance and
Economics (ICMFE), July 6-8, 2011, Istanbul Technical University
- SDKM, Istanbul, Turkey. The current wave of globalization
along with the advances in information technologies and
electronic trading creates challenging new phenomena in the
fields of finance, economics and computational science. This
conference aims to foster multi-disciplinary scientific
interactions and research collaborations to address some of those
important topics. It provides a unique opportunity for
researchers, experts, and students in mathematical finance and
economics to further their knowledge and exposure on the emerging
problems in one of the fastest growing financial centers of the
World. Limited travel support for students and postdocs may be

Confirmed Plenary Speakers: Ali N. Akansu, Jaksa Cvitanic, Sencer
Ecer, Feyzullah Egriboyun, Huseyin Gulen, Sheri Markose, Didier
Sornette, Yildiray Yildirim, Fernando Zapatero, Thaleia

Submission Procedure & Deadlines:
February 25, 2011: Minisymposium and panel proposals
March 25, 2011: Abstracts (in English only)
April 10, 2011: Full paper.

Please see


From: Ilse Ipsen <>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 16:04:55 -0500
Subject: Graduate Student Modeling Workshop (IMSM), Jul 2011

The 17th Industrial Mathematical & Statistical Modeling (IMSM)
Workshop for Graduate Students will take place at North Carolina
State University, 7-15 July 2011. The workshop is sponsored by
the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Science
Institute (SAMSI) and the Center for Research in Scientific
Computation (CRSC).

The IMSM workshop exposes graduate students in mathematics,
engineering, and statistics to exciting real-world problems from
industry and government. Besides giving students experience in
the team approach to problem solving, the IMSM workshop can help
them to decide what kind of professional career they want.

Local expenses and travel expenses will be covered for students
at US institutions. The application deadline is 15 April
2011. Information is available at:
and questions can be directed to

With best regards,
Ilse Ipsen, Pierre Gremaud, and Ralph Smith


From: Paolo Bientinesi <>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 14:52:03 +0100
Subject: Aachen Conf on Comp Eng Science (AC.CES), Jul 2011

Aachen Conference on Computational Engineering Science (AC.CES)
July 13-15, 2011, RWTH Aachen

Inverse problems have emerged as an increasingly important
paradigm in computational engineering science (CES). In contrast
to classical problems in CES, the focus is on finding the cause
for a given effect. Inverse problems are often ill-conditioned,
and thus present an enormous challenge for theoretical insight
and the development of suitable methods.

The Aachen Conference on Computational Engineering
Science (AC.CES) will bring together leading experts in theory,
method development, and applications related to inverse problems
in computational engineering. The main objectives of the
conference are to present cutting-edge research and to facilitate
interdisciplinary collaboration.

Participants are encouraged to present posters at the
conference. A one-page abstract related to the topics of the
conference should be submitted via the conference website by
March 31, 2011. Full instructions for writing and submitting the
abstract are available on the conference website. Notification
of acceptance will be given by April 30, 2011. The conference
will take place from July 13-15, 2011 in Aachen.

For more information on dates, registration, accommodation and
travel please visit the conference website

For questions, contact


From: Nick Higham <>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 13:40:45 +0000
Subject: Adv in Num Comp Workshop, Manchester, Jul 2011

A workshop "Advances in Numerical Computation" will be held in
MIMS at the University of Manchester on July 5, 2011, in honour
of Sven Hammarling's 70th birthday. The speakers are

- Jack Dongarra (University of Manchester, University of
Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory).
- Philip Gill (University of California, San Diego).
- David Sayers (NAG).
- Anne Trefethen (University of Oxford).
- Margaret Wright (Courant Institute).

The event is supported by MIMS, the Manchester SIAM Student
Chapter and NAG.

More information will appear at
in due course.

Nick Higham and Francoise Tisseur


From: Marco Picasso <>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 08:35:09 -0500
Subject: Reliable Meth of Math Modeling, Switzerland, Jul 2011

Call for papers:

5th International Workshop on
RMMM 2011, Lausanne, Switzerland
July 6-7-8, 2011

- mesh-adaptive numerical methods in various applied problems,
- a posteriori error control and verification of numerical
- a posteriori validation of mathematical models used in computer
- nonlinear computational partial differential equations.

April 1, 2011 - deadline for submission of abstracts
May 1, 2011 - confirmation of acceptance


From: Pawel Kosinski <>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 13:39:56 -0500
Subject: Symp Fluid Flow & Heat Transfer, Greece, Sep 2011

We would like to pay your attention to The 5th Symposium on
Numerical Analysis of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer. This meeting
is a part of the International Conference of Numerical Analysis
and Applied Mathematics 2011 (ICNAAM 2010).

Topics to be covered include all the research areas of numerical
analysis and computational mathematics and all the research areas
of applied and industrial mathematics with a special emphasis on
fluid dynamics and heat transfer.

The event will be held in Rhodes, Greece in September 19-25,

You are welcome to submit your work and participate.

All the papers presented during ICNAAM will be published in AIP
Proceedings (listed in ISI Proceedings database). Moreover,
chosen papers presented during the 5th Symposium on Numerical
Analysis of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer will be published in a
special issue of the Applied Mathematics and Computation
(listed in ISI Web of Science).

We will have the pleasure and honour to guest Matania Ben-Artzi,
Einstein Institute of Mathematics, Hebrew University as an
invited speaker.

Please visit: for


From: Alberto Salvadori <>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 14:50:20 -0500
Subject: IABEM 2011 Symposium, Italy, Sep 2011

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the organizing committee we aim at inviting you to
take part to the IABEM 2011 symposium.

The International Association for Boundary Element
Methods (IABEM) promotes and facilitates the international
exchange of technical information on the development of boundary
integral equation formulations and numerical solution techniques,
commonly referred to as Boundary Element Methods (BEM), and their
applications to problems in nature, technology, engineering, and
science. The Association organizes a biennial international
symposium for more than 20 years. The last five symposia were
held in Paris (1998), Brescia (2000), Austin (2002),
Minneapolis (2004) and Graz (2006). Following the success of
previous meetings, a four-day symposium named IABEM2011 is being
organized at the University of Brescia, Italy on September 5-8,

The natural way to collect information and register at the IABEM
symposium is through its website, . Fees
have been kept as low as possible to allow the widest
participation to the symposium, especially by young researchers.

Social events have been scheduled too. Besides a welcome
reception with the City Major, social dinner will be very likely
preceded by a visit to the "Vittoriale degli Italiani" (see ) in its majestic panorama.


Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 18:57:15 +0100
Subject: Special Issue of Reliable Comp on Bernstein Polynomials

Special Issue of the journal 'Reliable Computing'
on the Use of Bernstein Polynomials in Reliable Computing

Guest Editors: Juergen Garloff and Andrew P. Smith

During the last decades, on account of their polynomial range
enclosing property, Bernstein polynomials have become a useful
tool in many fields, such as robust control, automatic theorem
proving, global optimization, and computer aided geometric
design. Other fields where Bernstein polynomials have recently
been applied include image processing, pattern recognition, and
ordinary differential equations, with potential for verified
computations as well. We feel that these developments have
matured sufficiently such that the time has come for a special
issue devoted to this approach and invite submission of papers to
it. If you are interested in submitting a paper to this special
issue, please send to us the tentative title and an abstract as
soon as possible. Papers should be submitted electronically via

Read the Information and Instructions for Authors and follow the
link to the on-line paper submission site (with EasyChair). To
assign your submitted paper to the special issue it is important
that you start the title of your paper with 'Bernstein Issue:'.

Deadline for paper submissions is 31st of July 2011.

Juergen Garloff,
Andrew P. Smith,


From: William Hager <>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 11:05:35 -0500
Subject: Special Issue of COAP on Imaging

Computational Optimization and Applications
Special Issue on
Optimization methods for inverse problems in imaging

Guest Editors: Mario Bertero, Valeria Ruggiero, Luca Zanni

The inverse problems arising in imaging, due to their
ill-posedness, are often formulated as optimization problems with
a regularization term which mitigates the effect of the
ill-posedness and which leads to high quality image
reconstructions. In recent years, a growing interaction between
imaging and optimization has given rise to significant advances
in both the areas. Optimization-based tools have been developed
to solve challenging imaging problems, while the experience with
imaging problems has led to an improved and deeper understanding
of certain optimization algorithms. The special issue aims to
strengthen this interaction and to stimulate new advances in
numerical optimization and regularization theory for inverse
problems and image processing. Contributions to first and
second-order methods, dual or primal-dual approaches, and
Bregman-type schemes will be considered. Applications related to
microscopy, medical imaging, and astronomical imaging are
appealing topics for the special issue. Papers connected with the
use of multiprocessor systems in the design of innovative
optimization algorithms for imaging problems are also welcome.
To submit a paper to the special issue of COAP, go to

Login as author and select "Imaging 2011" as the article type.


From: Charles Elliott <>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 10:30:04 +0000
Subject: Professor Position in Appl Math, Univ of Warwick

We are currently advertising a position at the Associate or full
Professor level:

Application deadline: 14 February, 2011

Charlie Elliott

Andrew Stuart


From: Karl Meerbergen <>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 03:11:38 -0500
Subject: Research Position at ExaScience Intel Labs Europe

Intel is hiring a researcher who will work in the Flanders
ExaScience Lab focusing on the development of numerical
algorithms for future exascale systems. Specific research topics
are mesh partitioning and load balancing, linear algebra,
parallel computing.

The newly established ExaScience Lab is a research partnership
between Intel, five Belgian (Flemish) universities and the imec
research institute, and brings together researchers in physics,
numerics and parallel programming, architectural simulation and
modeling, and visualization. The Lab's mission is to design and
develop algorithms, tools and software methods for future
exascale computing targeted towards space weather modeling and
other scientific applications, and to design and develop
architectural simulation and modeling techniques for projecting
performance, power and reliability estimates of future exascale
systems. ExaScience Lab is part of Intel Labs Europe.

The researchers will have access to a stimulating research
environment in the ExaScience Lab in Leuven. There will be a
close collaboration with other Intel labs in Europe and the US.

The candidate is expected to have a demonstrated track record of
at least 5 years or equivalent experience in parallel scientific
computing. The ability to work effectively with the other
researchers in this collaborative research environment is
key. Fluency in English is required. A Ph.D. in an applicable
discipline is desirable.

For the formal advert and to apply online, see

For informal inquiries, please contact,, or


From: Raymond Spiteri <>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 16:20:31 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position in Fluidized Bed Flow Sim, Canada

Postdoctoral Position in fluidized bed simulation
Departments of Computer Science and Chemical
Engineering (Saskatoon, Canada)

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in fluidized
bed flow simulation beginning May 1, 2006 (or earlier). The
positions will be held within the "Fluidized Bed Catalytic
Gasification of Low- Grade Coals and Petroleum Coke" project,
which is funded through the Carbon Management Canada (CMC)
Network of Centres of Excellence. The salary is C$40,000 plus

The successful candidates will have opportunities for
collaboration with project researchers at the Universities of
Calgary, Alberta, and Toronto and with our industrial partners.
No teaching is required for this position, although limited
teaching duties may be arranged (with stipend) if desired.

This position is for one year with expected renewal for an
additional year, subject to the availability of funds and
satisfactory performance. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in
Applied Mathematics, Chemical Engineering, or a related
discipline and have proven ability, or potential, for excellent
research. Experience in scientific computing, computational
fluid dynamics, or industrial mathematical modeling of chemical
engineering systems is highly desirable.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two
or three selected preprints/reprints, and names and contact
information for three references. All application materials
should be sent to:

Prof. Raymond Spiteri
Department of Computer Science
University of Saskatchewan
176 Thorvaldson Building
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C9
Fax: +1 306 966 4884

The deadline for applications is March 1, 2011. Hiring decisions
are made on the basis of merit, and all qualified persons are
encouraged to apply.


From: George Anastassiou <>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 17:23:09 -0500
Subject: Contents, Journal of Applied Functional Analysis, 6(1)

VOLUME 6, NO.1, 2011

Control of Chaos in rotational motion of a satellite in an
Elliptic orbit under the influence of third body torque, Ayub
Khan and Mohammad Shahzad.

Error Estimates of Spectral Collocation Method for the Coupled
Korteweg-de Vries Equations, Abdur Rashid and Ahmad Izani Bin
Md. Ismail.

Non-ergodic dynamics of Nanosystems, V.A. Benderskii, E. I. Kats.

Strategic systems Planning by Experienced Managers, Nasser
Fegh-hi Farahmand.

On the distribution of zeros of exponential polynomials and
Shapiro conjecture, H. Abbas and A. Hajj-Diab.

Electrodeposition of silver-indium alloys: An example of
non-linear dynamic process, Ts.Dobrovolska et al.

Numerical-Analytical method for solving Fractional Chaotic
system, A.K. Alomari.

A model representing biochemical substances exchange between
cells. Part I: Model Formalization, I. Balasz, D. T. Mihailovic.

A model representing biochemical substances exchange between
cells. Part II: Effect of Fluctuations of Environmental
Parameters to behavior of the Model, D. T. Mihailovic, I. Balasz.

Explicate Series Solution for Prey-Predator problem, N. Alshibly,
A.K. Alomari.

The Modern Firm: A strange Chaotic Oscillator, S. Bouali.


From: Lothar Reichel <>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 18:17:18 -0500
Subject: Contents, ETNA, 37

Table of Contents, Electronic Transactions on Numerical
Analysis (ETNA), vol. 37, 2010. ETNA is available at and at several mirror sites. ETNA is
in the extended Science Citation Index and the CompuMath Citation

i-xi Table of contents and abstracts

1-22 A. Sommariva and M. Vianello
Approximate Fekete points for weighted polynomial

23-40 J. Cerdan, T. Faraj, N. Malla, J. Marin, and J. Mas
Block approximate inverse preconditioners for sparse
nonsymmetric linear systems

41-69 H. Li, A. Mazzucato, and V. Nistor
Analysis of the finite element method for
transmission/mixed boundary value problems on general
polygonal domains

70-86 D. Janovska and V. Janovsky
The analytic SVD: On the non-generic points on the path

87-104 R. Ramlau and E. Resmerita
Convergence rates for regularization with sparsity

105-112 S. Ostrovska
On the approximation of analytic functions by the
q-Bernstein polynomials in the case q > 1

113-122M. Lenard
On weighted lacunary interpolation

123-146 Yvan Notay
An aggregation-based algebraic multigrid method

147-165 B. N. Sheehan, Y. Saad, and R. B. Sidje
Computing exp(-τA)b with Laguerre polynomials

166-172 B. P. Lamichhane
A gradient recovery operator based on an oblique

173-188 S. Le Borne and C. Ngufor
An implicit approximate inverse preconditioner for saddle
point problems

189-201 Y. Hyon and D. Y. Kwak
New quadrilateral mixed finite elements

202-213 V. Simoncini
On a non-stagnation condition for GMRES and application
to saddle point matrices

214-238 S. C. Brenner, T. Gudi, and L.-Y. Sung
A weakly over-penalized symmetric interior penalty method
for the biharmonic problem

239-251 F.-N. Hwang, H.-L. Lin, and X.-C. Cai
Two-level nonlinear elimination based preconditioners for
inexact Newton methods with application in shocked duct
flow calculation

252-262 B. Orel
Accumulation of global error in Lie group methods for
linear ordinary differential equations

263-275 J. Georgii and R. Westermann
A streaming approach for sparse matrix products and its
application in Galerkin multigrid methods

276-295 J. Brannick, A. Frommer, K. Kahl, S. MacLachlan, and
L. Zikatanov
Adaptive reduction-based multigrid for nearly singular
and highly disordered physical systems

296-306 M. N. Jacobi
A robust spectral method for finding lumpings and meta
stable states of non-reversible Markov chains

307-320 C. Greif and M. L. Overton
An analysis of low-rank modifications of preconditioners
for saddle point systems

321-336 T. Elfving, T. Nikazad, and P. C. Hansen
Semi-convergence and relaxation parameters for a class of
SIRT algorithms

337-350 J. J. Crofts, E. Estrada, D. J. Higham, and A. Taylor
Mapping directed networks

351-366M. Emans
Benchmarking aggregation AMG for linear systems in CFD
simulations of compressible internal flows

367-385 D. M. Alber and L. N. Olson
Coarsening invariance and bucket-sorted independent sets
for algebraic multigrid

386-412 K. Atkinson and O. Hansen
A spectral method for the eigenvalue problem for elliptic


From: Claude Brezinski <>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 16:34:10 +0100
Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms, 56(2)

Table of contents for Numerical Algorithms, Volume 56, Number 2.

Piecewise-linear, discontinuous Galerkin method for a fractional
diffusion equation. Kassem Mustapha, William McLean

Untypical methods of convergence acceleration. Stefan Paszkowski

Application of Laplace decomposition method on semi-infinite
domain. Majid Khan, Mazhar Hussain

Solving ill-posed Image Processing problems using Data
Assimilation. Dominique Bereziat, Isabelle Herlin

Matrix decomposition algorithms for elliptic boundary value
problems: a survey. Bernard Bialecki, Graeme Fairweather,
Andreas Karageorghis

On preconditioned MHSS iteration methods for complex symmetric
linear systems. Zhong-Zhi Bai, Michele Benzi, Fang Chen


From: George Anastassiou <>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 06:42:39 -0500
Subject: Contents, J. of Concrete and Applicable Math, 9(1)

VOL. 9, NO. 1, 2011

Temporal and three dimensional spatial analysis of Earthquake
activity between 1970 and 2010 along the North Anatolian fault
zone, Turkey, Serkan Oztürk.

Estimating the Nonlinear Behavior of Mitral Valve Doppler
Signals, Fatma Latifoglu, Esma Uzunhisarc&#305;kl&#305;, Türker

Phase diagrams of an Ising System with Competing binary,prolonged
ternary and next-nearest interactions on a Cayley Tree,Nasir
Ganikhodjaev, Hasan Ak&#305;n, Selman Uguz, Seyit Temir.

Localization of unstable periodical solutions in chaotic systems,
Dubrovskiy Alexey.

Configuring Time-Lagged Recurrent Neural Network using Strange
Attractor's Topological Properties, M.P. Hanias, H.E. Nistazakis
and G.S. Tombras.

Strange attractor in the Potts model on a Cayley tree in the
presence of competing interactions, N.N.Ganikhodjaev.

On Non-Associativity of Rhesus Factor Transmission,
N.N. Ganikhodjaev, M.D.Usmanova.

Fractal analysis of macroradiographic images: Legg-Calvé-Perthes
disease, Nebojša T. Miloševi&#263;, Dušan Mari&#263;.

Predicting the Onset of Spontaneous Oscillations Using Impedance
Method, Pototskaya V. V., Gichan O. I., Omel’chuk A.A.

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