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From: Patrick Siarry <>
Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2013 13:09:44 -0500
Subject: New Book, Heuristics - Theory and Applications

Heuristics - Theory and Applications
Patrick Siarry (Ed)
NOVA Publishers

ISBN 978-1-62417-637-1. April 2013.
394 pp. Hardcover.
Recommended Retail Price: 175.50 $.

Many advances have recently been made in metaheuristic methods, from
theory to applications. The community of researchers claiming the
relevance of their work to the field of metaheuristics is growing
faster and faster, despite the fact that the term itself has not been
precisely defined. This book discusses theoretical developments in
metaheuristics, cooperative methods combining different approaches,
parallel and distributed metaheuristics for multiobjective
optimization, and real-world applications.

Written for: Engineers, researchers and graduate students in computer
science and fields related to operations research and applied

Keywords: Computational intelligence - metaheuristics - evolutionary
algorithms - optimization.


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2013 17:31:40 -0500
Subject: New Book, A Primer on Mathematical Models in Biology

Announcing the March 12, 2013, publication by SIAM of:

A Primer on Mathematical Models in Biology
Lee A. Segel and Leah Edelstein-Keshet

xxvi + 424 / Softcover / 978-1-611972-49-8 / List Price $69.00 /
Member Price $48.30 / SIAM Order Code OT129

This textbook grew out of a course that the popular and highly
respected applied mathematician Lee Segel taught at the Weizmann
Institute and it represents his unique perspective. It introduces
differential equations, biological applications, and simulations and
emphasizes molecular events (biochemistry and enzyme kinetics),
excitable systems (neural signals), and small protein and genetic
circuits. This book will appeal to readers because it combines clear
and useful mathematical methods with applications that illustrate the
power of such tools and includes many exercises in reasoning,
modeling, and simulations.

It is intended for upper level undergraduates in mathematics, graduate
students in biology, and lower-level graduate students in mathematics
who would like exposure to biological applications.

Lee A. Segel (1932–2005) was a Professor at the Weizmann Institute of
Science, Rehovot, Israel, where he served as Chairman of Applied
Mathematics, Dean of Mathematical Sciences, and Chairman of the
Scientific Council. Leah Edelstein- Keshet is a Professor in the
Department of Mathematics at the University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, Canada.

To order, or for more information about this and all SIAM books,
please visit


From: "Prof. Bruce Boghosian" <>
Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2013 01:44:31 +0400
Subject: Discrete Simulation of Fluid Dynamics, Armenia, Jul 2013

22nd Conference on the Discrete Simulation of Fluid Dynamics
Yerevan, Armenia, 15-19 July 2013

The Organizing Committee of the international conference on the
Discrete Simulation of Fluid Dynamics is pleased to invite you to the
22nd such conference, DSFD 2013 <>, to be held
on the campus of the American University of Armenia <> in
the beautiful and historic city of Yerevan, Armenia
<> from 15-19 July 2013. The conference web
page can be found here: <>. At this time,
abstract submission is extended until at least 14 April 2013.

We are pleased to confirm presentations by the following (partial)
list of participants: Santosh Ansumali, Joerg Bernsdorf, Bruce
Boghosian, Jean Pierre Boon, Peter Coveney, Paul Dellar, Giacomo
Falcucci, Jens Harting, Takaji Inamuro, Ilia Karlin, Peter Love, David
Meyer, Paulo Cesar Philippi, Marisol Ripoll, Xiaowen Shan, Sauro
Succi, Federico Toschi, Stefano Ubertini, Alexander Wagner

Because discrete computational fluid dynamic algorithms are very well
suited for parallel and multi-threaded computation, work in this area
tends to break new ground in computer science and computational
science. Because the method of simulation extends to models of
complex fluids, such as multiphase and amphiphilic flow, liquid
crystals and non-Newtonian fluids, there is interest from many
different areas of the natural sciences as well. The DSFD conferences
are therefore truly interdisciplinary, and include participants from
computer science, computational science, physics, engineering,
mathematics, chemistry, and many other specialties.

Please consider submitting an oral or poster presentation to DSFD
2013. Registration is already open. If you have any questions about
the meeting, please use the convenient web form
<> to contact us, or write to us by
e-mail <>.


From: Jiguang Sun <>
Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2013 22:07:51 -0400
Subject: Numerical Analysis and Inverse Problems, USA, Aug 2013

Copper Country Workshop on Numerical Analysis and Inverse Problems

Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan
Aug. 12-14, 2013

*The workshop intends to bring leading researchers to discuss the
recent developments on numerical analysis, scientific computing, and
inverse problems. It also seeks to build collaboration among the

Contributed presentations are invited in areas consistent with the
conference themes, which include but are not limited to inverse
scattering problem, finite element method, discontinuous Galerkin
method, imaging, regularization schemes, etc. Those interested in
giving a contributed talk must submit a title and a brief abstract not
to exceed one page by email to

Abstract submission deadline: May 15, 2013
Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2013

*Michigan Technological University is located in Houghton, Michigan.
Houghton's summer climate tends to be especially pleasant, as hot
temperatures are often moderated by the cool waters of the nearby Lake
Superior. It is definitely one of the best places to stay in August.*


From: Roman Wyrzykowski <>
Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2013 07:14:01 -0500
Subject: PPAM 2013, Poland, Sep 2013

PPAM 2013
10th Int. Conf. on Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics,
Warsaw (Poland), September 8-11, 2013

Date: September 8-11, 2013
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Submission deadline: April 21, 2013

The PPAM 2013 conference will cover topics in parallel and distributed
computing, including theory and applications, as well as applied
mathematics. The focus will be on models, algorithms, and software
tools which facilitate efficient and convenient utilization of modern
parallel and distributed computing architectures, as well as on
large-scale applications.

Among keynote speakers are:
Jack Dongarra University of Tennessee and ORNL, USA
Rizos Sakellariou University of Manchester, UK
Richard W. Vuduc Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Katherine Yelick University of California, Berkeley, USA

Only papers presented at PPAM 2013 will be included into the
proceedings, which will be published after the conferenceby Springer
in the LNCS series. Full camera-ready versions of accepted papers
will be required by November 15, 2013.

The authors of the best papers selected by the Program Committee will
be invited to submit an extended version of their work to special
issues of the following journals: Scientific Programming, and
Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience.


From: Piotr Krzyzanowski <>
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2013 09:29:36 -0500
Subject: High Performance Algorithms in PDEs, Poland, Sep 2013

Workshop on Applied High Performance Numerical Algorithms in PDEs will
be held on September 8-11, 2013 in Warsaw, Poland, as a part of the
10th International Conference on Parallel Processing and Applied
Mathematics (PPAM 2013).

The workshop aims to provide a forum for presentation of new ideas or
achievements in numerical solution of Partial Differential Equations.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
parallel algorithms for PDEs and their implementation
preconditioning techniques
domain decomposition methods
multilevel methods
multiscale methods
nonconforming discretizations
computational fluid dynamics

A limited number of contributed talks will be selected for this
workshop, to be published after the conference by Springer in the LNCS

Submission of papers: April 21, 2013
Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2013
Camera-ready papers: November 15, 2013

For details, see

Workshop organizers
Piotr Krzyzanowski and Leszek Marcinkowski (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Talal Rahman (Bergen University College, Norway)


From: Didier Aussel <>
Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2013 09:56:31 +0200
Subject: Generalized Nash Equilibrium Problems, India, Nov-Dev 2013

Generalized Nash Equilibrium Problems, Bilevel programming and MPEC
November 25-December 6, 2013, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Scientific program :
All lectures will be given in English
- D. Aussel (Univ. Perpignan, France) : Generalized Nash Equilibrium
Problem : existence, uniqueness and reformulations
- J. Borwein (Univ. Newcattle, Australia) : Introduction to
variational analysis
- S. Dempe (TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany) : Bilevel Programming:
Existence of optimal solutions and optimality conditions
- J. Dutta (IIT Kanpur, India) : Introduction to Bilevel Programming
and MPEC problems
- F. Facchinei (Univ. Sapienza, Roma, Italy) : Numerical analysis of
Generalized Nash equilibrium
- R. Henrion (Berlin, Germany) : Dual optimality conditions for MPECs
- A. Jofre (CMM, Santiago, Chile) : GNE/MPEC in Electricity Markets

Some selected students (last year of thesis, post doc and young
researchers) will have the opportunity to present their recent
research works during the “Seminar sessions”.

Deadline for Registration : September 22, 2013

Application procedure and Online registration only for applicants not
from India:

Applicants from India must contact the local organizer :
C. S. Lalitha,


From: Kirsten Wilden <>
Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2013 12:21:54 +0000
Subject: SIAM Geometric and Physical Modeling, USA, Nov 2013

SIAM Conference on Geometric and Physical Modeling (GD/SPM13)
The Curtis, A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Denver, Colorado, USA
November 11-14, 2013
Twitter hashtag: #GDSPM13

- Due date for abstract submissions for proceedings: April 8, 2013
- Due date for full paper submissions for proceedings: April 15, 2013
- Due date for minisymposium proposals: June 3, 2013
- Due date for abstracts of all contributed and minisymposium
presentations: July 1, 2013

Please visit for
detailed submission information.

For additional information, contact the SIAM Conference Department


From: "McDaniel, Emily" <>
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2013 13:24:24 -0400
Subject: ICERM Topical Workshops, USA, 2013-2014

ICERM is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications
for both our 2013 & 2014 Topical Workshops. Application forms can be
found on the ICERM website at (

ICERM's 2014 Topical Workshop, "From the Clinic to Partial
Differential Equations and Back: Emerging challenges for
Cardiovascular Mathematics <>" runs
from January 20 - 24, 2014.

Additionally, this year's topical workshop, "Issues in Solving the
Boltzmann Equation for Aerospace Applications
<>" (June 3-7, 2013) is still open
for registration.

Please use the online application listed above to apply. Any
questions can be directed to Lauren Barrows,


From: Steven Lee <>
Date: Sun, 7 Apr 2013 09:02:11 -0400
Subject: Funding, Uncertainty Quantification for Extreme-Scale Science

The Department of Energy (DOE), Advanced Scientific Computing Research
(ASCR) program is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity in
Applied Mathematics entitled “Uncertainty Quantification Methodologies
for Enabling Extreme-Scale Science”. This announcement is open to
universities, industry, non- profit organizations, and Federally
Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), including the DOE
National Laboratories. Please share this with your colleagues.

The DOE National Laboratory announcement, LAB 13-895, is here:
Scroll down and look to the right.

The university / industry announcement is here:
Under Search Criteria, select “Reference Number” and then enter
“DE-FOA- 0000895”

Pre-applications are required and are due by April 24, 2013, 5:00 PM
Eastern Time.


From: Dekanat <>
Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2013 13:51:46 +0200
Subject: Professorship (W3) Position, Mathematical Physics

The Departments of Mathematics/Computer Sciences and Physics/Astronomy
of Heidelberg University invite applications for a tenured
Professorship (W3) in Mathematical Physics. This professorship has
been established within the framework of the German Excellence
Initiative, and it is to play a major role in connecting research in
the two departments.

Applicants should have made important, internationally recognized
contributions to mathematical physics. All subfields of mathematical
physics will be considered. Special attention will be given to
candidates who can demonstrate their ability to enhance and complement
the existing ties between mathematics and physics at Heidelberg
University, for instance, in mathematical aspects of string theory or
of complex physical systems.

The new professor will be a member of the Department of Mathematics/
Computer Science or the Department of Physics/Astronomy depending on
his/her profile and preferences, and will be co-opted to the
respective other department. The successful candidate is expected to
be able to teach in German after some initial period on all levels in
his/her department and to contribute specialized courses aimed at
students of both departments.

Prerequisites for application are a university degree and (in
accordance with Article 47, paragraph 2 of the Higher Education Law of
the state of Baden-Württemberg) a Habilitation, a successfully
evaluated junior professorship or equivalent qualifications.

The faculty intends to increase the number of women in teaching and
research; women are therefore explicitly invited to apply. Handicapped
persons with the same qualifications will be given preference.

Applications (hardcopy and electronic) with curriculum vitae,
description of scientific interests, list of publications (no
reprints), and record of teaching activities should be submitted until
May 17, 2013, to Dekan der Fakultät für Mathematik und Informatik,
Universität Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 288, D-69120 Heidelberg,
Germany, and in electronic form (preferably as ONE PDF file) to
dekanat@mathi. Applications should include an
exposé, which describes concepts for interdiciplinary cooperation and
a research plan.


From: Paul Ledger <>
Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2013 16:22:43 +0100
Subject: Research Associate/Officer Positions, Swansea/Cardiff Univ

EPSRC funding (U.K.) has recently been awarded for a large
collaborative project between the College of Engineering at Swansea
University, the School of Computer Science and Informatics and the
School of Mathematics both at Cardiff University. The project will
investigate the solution of the Maxwell inverse problems for a medical
imaging application and will involve several different strands
including theoretical analysis, numerical analysis and computational
techniques as well as scientific computing. The project is being led
by Dr P.D. Ledger (Engineering, Swansea) and Professors Brown
(Computer Science, Cardiff), Marletta (Mathematics, Cardiff) and
Walker (Computer Science, Cardiff).

At this time, two 2-year post-doctoral research associate/officer
positions are available and it is anticipated that a further position
will be available next year. The first is on the theoretical analysis
of Maxwell inverse problems and is to be appointed at Cardiff
University. For further details on this position and how to apply for
this post please see

or select the post with reference 846BR from

The closing date for this position is 10th May 2013. If you have
questions about this position please contact either Professor Marletta
or Professor Brown, their contact details are

Professor Marletta, School of Mathematics, Cardiff University
(+44)(0) 29 2087 5552

Professor Brown, School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University
+44 (0) 29 20875538

The second post is on the development and implementation of
computational techniques for Maxwell’s equations and their associated
inverse problems and is to be appointed at Swansea University. For
further details on this position and how to apply for this post please


and select the post with reference AC00438. The closing date for this
position is 23rd May 2013.

If you have questions about this position please contact Dr Ledger,
his contact details are

Dr Ledger, College of Engineering, Swansea University
+44 (0) 1792 602554


From: Fran <>
Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2013 12:38:21 +0100
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Univ of Manchester

School of Mathematics, The University of Manchester
Research Associate, Ref: EPS-02473
Closing date: May 2, 2013.

Applications are invited for two research associate posts on the
EPSRC-funded project "Nonlinear Eigenvalue Problems: Theory and
Numerics". The project involves the development of theory and
numerical methods for nonlinear eigenvalue problems.

Applicants should have completed or be in the process of completing a
PhD or equivalent qualification in Mathematics, and have experience of
research in matrix analysis or in numerical linear algebra.

The posts are available for up to thirty months from 1 June 2013.
Salary GBP 29,541 - 36,298 p.a.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Francoise Tisseur
(email, tel: + 44 (0) 161 275

Application forms and further particulars are available from

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