NA Digest Monday, July 16, 2012 Volume 12 : Issue 29

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From: Iain Duff <>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:49:17 +0100
Subject: Sparse Days at CERFACS

Sparse Days at CERFACS 2012

The annual Sparse Days meeting was held at CERFACS in Toulouse on 25th
and 26th June. Sixty people attended to hear sixteen talks on many
aspects of sparsity and the solution of sparse equations. There were
14 attendees from North America and 9 from European countries other
than France. Two thirds of the French attendees were from Toulouse.

The programme and pdf files of the talks or related publications are
now available on the web site:
At the moment, scroll to the end for links to talks and photographs.
Direct links from the programme to each pdf file will be available from
Tuesday 17th July.

Sparse Days 2013 is planned for mid-June.


From: Stefan Ulbrich <>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 15:06:05 +0200
Subject: Nominations, ICCOPT Best Paper Prize for Young Researchers

Fourth Mathematical Optimization Society International Conference
on Continuous Optimization, ICCOPT 2013 (Universidade Nova de Lisboa,
Lisbon, Portugal, July 27 - August 1, 2013)

Nominations/Submissions are invited for the Best Paper Prize by a
Young Researcher in Continuous Optimization.

The submitted papers should be in the area of continuous optimization
and satisfy one of the following three criteria:
a) passed the first round of a normal refereeing process in a journal;
b) published during the year of 2010 or after (including forthcoming);
c) certified by a thesis advisor or postdoctoral mentor as a
well-polished paper that is ready for submission to a journal.

Papers can be single-authored or multi-authored, subject to the
following criterion:
Each paper must have at least one qualifying author who was under age
30 on January 1, 2008 and has not earned a Ph.D before that date. In
case of joint authorship involving senior researchers (i.e., those who
fail both the age test and the Ph.D. test), one senior author must
certify the pivotal role and the relevance of the contribution of the
qualifying author in the work. The Selection Committee will decide on
questions on eligibility in exceptional cases.

The deadline for submission is April 1, 2013. Submission should be
sent electronically in Adobe Acrobat pdf format, to the Chair of the
Selection Committee, Professor Stefan Ulbrich, email address:

More details about the nomination/submission process can be found at:


From: Francesca Mazzia <>
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 07:12:02 -0400
Subject: New Book, Solving Differential Equations in R

Announcing the June 7, 2012, publication by Springer of:
Solving Differential Equations in R, by
Soetaert, Karline, Cash, Jeff, Mazzia, Francesca

2012, 2012, XVI, 248 p. 63 illus., 13 in color.
Softcover Information/ ISBN 978-3-642-28069-6 List Price 51,95 €

Mathematics plays an important role in many scientific and engineering
disciplines. This book deals with the numerical solution of
differential equations, a very important branch of mathematics. Our
aim is to give a practical and theoretical account of how to solve a
large variety of differential equations, comprising ordinary
differential equations, initial value problems and boundary value
problems, differential algebraic equations, partial differential
equations and delay differential equations. The solution of
differential equations using R is the main focus of this book. It is
therefore intended for the practitioner, the student and the
scientist, who wants to know how to use R for solving differential
equations. However, it has been our goal that non-mathematicians
should at least understand the basics of the methods, while obtaining
entrance into the relevant literature that provides more mathematical
background. Therefore, each chapter that deals with R examples is
preceded by a chapter where the theory behind the numerical methods
being used is introduced.
- Numerous examples help the reader to quickly solve a variety of
differential equations in the open source software R
- Shows how R can be used as a problem solving environment, using
examples from the biological, chemical, physical, mathematical
- Introduces the theory behind solution methods of differential
equations at a basic level

To order, or for more information about this book please visit:


From: "Jens-Peter M. Zemke" <>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 10:39:51 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: Kickoff Meeting, Hamburg Univ of Technology, Jul 2012

To celebrate our newly founded Institute of Mathematics at the Hamburg
University of Technology (TUHH), we invite you to attend our Kickoff

taking place on the 17th and 18th of July 2012. Speakers are

Gilbert Strang, MIT
Marc Van Barel, KU Leuven
Marco Marletta, Cardiff University
Lyonell Boulton, Heriot-Watt University
Stephen Langdon, University of Reading
Timo Betcke, UCL
Markus Seidel, TU Chemnitz
Christian Seifert, TU Chemnitz
Jens Zemke, TUHH
Marko Lindner, TUHH

the schedule can be found at

Please drop a few lines to Margitta Janssen <>
if you plan to attend,

Marko Lindner, Wolfgang Mackens, and Jens Zemke.


From: "Moshe Ben-Akiva" <>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 20:18:59 -0400
Subject: Mod & Sim of Transportation Networks, USA, Aug 2012

Dear Colleagues,

We will be teaching a one-week course at MIT this summer:

Modeling and Simulation of Transportation Networks, August 6-10, 2012

Your help in forwarding this announcement to interested persons or
groups is greatly appreciated. Partial tuition scholarships are


From: Dwight Barkley <>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 16:15:16 +0200
Subject: School on Core Algorithms for HPC, UK, Sep 2012

Following the success of previous years, CSC/NAG are again running the
Autumn School "Core Algorithms for High Performance Scientific
Computing", 24 Sep - 28 Sep 2012 at the Centre for Scientific
Computing, Univ of Warwick.

Description: Many scientific calculations can be cast as problems in
computational linear algebra and optimisation. Powerful algorithms for
such problems form a common core of most scientific software. This
school will develop a solid grounding in the mathematics of these
algorithms; discuss the efficient implementation in a range of
standard libraries and demonstrate effective use in real,
high-performance scientific applications.

Aimed at: This school is ideal for beginning PhD students or Postdocs
in all scientific disciplines wishing to make effective use of
substantial computational resources to tackle new scientific problems.

Attendance is free to HECToR users and UK academics within the remit
of one of the participating research councils (EPSRC, NERC and BBSRC).

Further information is available at:

In the past this school has been oversubscribed. Participants are
encouraged to register early to avoid disappointment.


From: Andreas Steinbrecher <>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 11:15:49 -0400
Subject: Challenge Workshop MSO-Tools, Germany, Sep 2012

Challenge Workshop MSO-Tools 2012
"Modeling, Simulation and Optimisation Tools"
24.-26. Sep. 2012, TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany

The registration is now open. Please use the registration form
to register until August 15.

Furthermore, the preliminary program is online, available at .

Please note that the workshop was moved to 24.-26. September.

The goal of this workshop is to highlight the state-of-the-art and to
identify the challenges in modeling, simulation and optimization (MSO)
Tools, to bring together developers and users of MSO tools in academia
and industry. Special emphasis will be given to multiphysics
applications in multibody systems, electrical circuits, bioprocess
engineering, chemical reactions, thermodynamics and fluid dynamics.

Invited Speakers: Tobias Achterberg (IBM, Germany); Johan Åkesson
(Modelon, Sweden); Torsten Blochwitz (ITI, Dresden, Germany); Olivier
Brüls (University of Liège, Belgium); Markus Clemens (Bergische
Universität Wuppertal, Germany); Stefan Koerkel (IWR der Universität
Heidelberg, Germany); Pieter J. Mosterman (McGill University,
Montréal, Canada and MathWorks, USA); Michael Schäfer (TU Darmstadt,
Germany); Klaus Wolf (Fraunhofer-Institut SCAI, Sankt Augustin,


From: "Daniel B. Szyld" <>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 10:17:46 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Mid Atlantic NA Day, USA, Nov 2012

The Mid-Atlantic NA Day 2012 will take place at
Temple University, Philadelphia on Friday 2 November 2012.

The purpose of this one-day meeting is to provide a forum for Graduate
Students and Postdoctoral Fellows, i.e., researchers and practitioners
at the very beginning of their careers, from the Mid-Atlantic region,
to exchange ideas in numerical analysis, scientific computing and
related application areas. More established scientists are encouraged
to attend as well.

Keynote speaker: William Layton, Univ of Pittsburgh
"Numerical Analysis of Turbulent Flow"

Abstract submission deadline is 30 September 2012. There will be no
registration fee, but we ask participants to please register.

Submissions, registration, hotel info and more at:

Questions? write to us at


From: Ilias Kotsireas <>
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2012 14:24:22 -0400
Subject: Conf in Honour of John Butcher's 80th, New Zealand, Jan 2013

Dear friends,

We are currently organizing a conference to help celebrate John
Butcher's 80th birthday. The conference will be held in Auckland, in
early January 2013.

At this time no programme or budget has been set, but what we would
like to know is how many of you might come; that is, at this stage we
are looking for ``expressions of interest'', not committments.

Replies should be sent to Robert Chan (<>)
with a cc to Ilias Kotsireas <>.

We hope to see you in sunny summer New Zealand in January!

The Organizing Committee


From: "Jens-Peter M. Zemke" <>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 10:36:57 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: W3 Professorship Position, Hamburg Univ of Technology, Germany

At our newly founded Institute of Mathematics at the Hamburg
University of Technology (TUHH) we offer a W3 Professorship for the
chair Discrete Mathematics. A decent knowledge of the German language
is needed, as teaching is an integral part of the position. Deadline
for application is August 9th 2012.

Further information (solely in German) can be found at


From: "Cropley, Jeannine" <>
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2012 16:07:40 -0700
Subject: Genomics Database Scientist Position, Oregon State Univ


Genomics Database Scientist (Faculty Research Assistant), Oregon State
University's (OSU) Botany and Plant Pathology department – Center for
Genome Research and Biocomputing (CGRB).

Full time + benefits. Responsibilities and duties include develop
research software forFungiDB; curate, analyze and load research data
for the FungiDB project; communication with FungiDB developers at UCR
and EuPathDB developers at UPenn to implement the research goals. The
appointee will be located for the first year at the University of
California, Riverside and thereafter at Oregon State University.

To review posting and apply, go to posting
number 0009312. Closing Date: 08/09/12 at 11:59 pm.

OSU is an AA/EOE.


From: "Jens-Peter M. Zemke" <>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 10:35:42 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: 4 PhD Positions, Hamburg Univ of Technology, Germany

At our newly founded Institute of Mathematics at the Hamburg
University of Technology (TUHH) we offer four PhD positions. Salary is
according to 13 TV-L; all positions are full time positions. A decent
knowledge of the German language is needed, as teaching is an integral
part of all four positions. Deadline for application is July 26th

The positions split into two positions at the chair of Applied
Analysis (Prof. Dr. Marko Lindner) and two positions at the chair of
Numerical Mathematics (Prof. Dr. Sabine Le Borne).

Further information (solely in German) can be found at


From: Neha Mistry <>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 04:17:06 -0400
Subject: Contents, IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis, 32(3)

IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis
Links to all articles in this issue are available online at:

A convergent mixed method for the Stokes approximation of viscous
compressible flow, Kenneth H. Karlsen and Trygve K. Karper

The devising of symmetric couplings of boundary element and
discontinuous Galerkin methods, Bernardo Cockburn and Francisco-Javier

Closed-form multigrid smoothing factors for lexicographic
Gauss–Seidel, L. Robert Hocking and Chen Greif

Spectral volumetric integral equation methods for acoustic medium
scattering in a 3D waveguide, Armin Lechleiter and Dinh Liem Nguyen

A twofold saddle point approach for the coupling of fluid flow with
nonlinear porous media flow, Gabriel N. Gatica, Ricardo Oyarzúa, and
Francisco-Javier Sayas

An unconditionally stable second-order accurate ALE–FEM scheme for
two- dimensional convection–diffusion problems, J.A. Mackenzie and
W. R. Mekwi

Uniform convergence for a discontinuous Galerkin, time-stepping method
applied to a fractional diffusion equation, Kassem Mustapha and
William McLean

Analysis of spatial high-order finite difference methods for Maxwell's
equations in dispersive media, V. A Bokil and N.L. Gibson

Computational error bounds for a differential linear variational
inequality, Xiaojun Chen and Zhengyu Wang

On generalized moving least squares and diffuse derivatives, Davoud
Mirzaei, Robert Schaback, and Mehdi Dehghan

Numerical solution of transient eddy current problems with input
current intensities as boundary data, Alfredo Bermúdez, Bibiana
López-Rodríguez, Rodolfo Rodríguez, and Pilar Salgado

Computing the eigenvalues of Gurtin–MacCamy models with diffusion,
Dimitri Breda, Rossana Vermiglio, and Stefano Maset

On solving stochastic collocation systems with algebraic multigrid,
Andrew D. Gordon and Catherine E. Powell

A quadrature method for Cauchy singular integral equations with index
-1, Concetta Laurita

Accurate solution of structured linear systems via rank-revealing
decompositions, Froilán M. Dopico and Juan M. Molera

Global convergence and local superconvergence of first-kind Volterra
integral equation approximations, Hermann Brunner, Penny J. Davies,
and Dugald B. Duncan

On the unilateral contact between membranes. Part 2: a posteriori
analysis and numerical experiments, Faker Ben Belgacem, Christine
Bernardi, Adel Blouza, and Martin Vohralík

Higher-order finite difference schemes for the magnetic induction
equations with resistivity, U. Koley, S. Mishra, N. H. Risebro, and
M. Svärd

Prolongation–collocation variational integrators, Melvin Leok and
Tatiana Shingel

Parallel multistep methods for linear evolution problems, Lehel Banjai
and Daniel Peterseim

A staggered discontinuous Galerkin method for the curl–curl operator,
Eric T. Chung and Chak Shing Lee


From: Aliev Fikret <>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 02:10:15 -0400
Subject: Contents, Proc of the Institute of Applied Mathematics, 1(1)

Contents: Proceedings of the Institute of Applied Mathematics
Contributed by: Fikret Aliev,

Proceedings of the Institute of Applied Mathematics, V.1, N.1, 2012
ISSN 2225-0530,


Algorithms to the solution of the digital minimax problem of
definition of an optimum mode for gaslift (in Russian), F.A. Aliev,
&#1056;. Esadullaev, N.A. Ismailov

Pareto optimization of nanofluid Falkner-Skan wedge flow using genetic
algorithm based on neural network modeling, A. P. M. Fallah ,
A. Moradi, T. Hayat , Awatif A. Hendi

Convex extremal problems for the three dimensional differential
inclusions (in Russian), M.A. Sadygov

Mamdani’s knowledge base and fuzzy rules approximation within FLb,
U. Sh. Rzayeva

Aeroviscoelastik vibrations and flutter of shells, M. H. Ilyasov

Investigation of the generalized solution of the mixed problem for the
linear hyperbolic equations with non-classic boundary conditions (in
Russian), K.K. Hasanov, T.M. Gasymov

Mixed problem for the first order partial differential equation with
nonlocal boundary conditions (in Russian), N.A. Aliev, A.M. Aliev

Mathematical modelling of the oil layer exploitation considering
relaxation of the rock medium (in Russian), V.Y. Babanli

A numerical method to obtain the speed of soliton waves in porous
medium (in Russian), N.V. Bayramova, M.M. Mutallimov

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