NA Digest Monday, September 16, 2013 Volume 13 : Issue 30

Today's Editor:
Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

Submissions for NA Digest:


From: Jeff Linderoth
Date: September 15, 2013
Subject: Special Issue, MPB, Integer Programming Under Uncertainty

The journal Mathematical Programming, Series B invites submissions of
papers to a special issue on integer programming under
uncertainty. Potential topics include, but are not restricted to,
novel exact and approximation algorithms for stochastic and robust
discrete optimization problems; sampling, scenario generation,
uncertainty description for these models; cutting planes and extended
formulations for uncertain integer programs; integer programming-based
approaches for chance constrained models; and stochastic combinatorial
optimization under uncertainty. Also of interest are mathematical
programming innovations that allow the practical solution of
applications of integer programming under uncertainty in areas such as
logistics, energy systems, supply chain management, finance, medicine,
and engineering design.

Authors should submit their papers via and select article type "S.I.:
Int Prog Uncert - Series B" for consideration in this special issue.

Deadline for submission of full papers: January 31, 2014. We aim at
completing a first review of all submissions by June 15, 2014.

Guest Editors:

Shabbir Ahmed
Professor, School of Industrial & Systems Engineering,

Jeff Linderoth
Professor, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering


From: Martin Hess
Date: September 12, 2013
Subject: Model Reduction of Complex Dynamical Systems, Germany, Dec 2013

This workshop aims to bring together researchers and users of model
order reduction techniques with special emphasis on applications in
micro- and nanoelectronics. Contributions from other areas such as
computational electromagnetics, mechanical systems, computational
fluid dynamics and related disciplines are welcome.

Confirmed Speakers:
Karl Meerbergen, KU Leuven
Jan S. Hesthaven, Brown University
Romanus Dyczij-Edlinger, Saarland University

Deadlines for contributed talks:
October 1st, 2013: Submission of abstracts via WWW.
November 1st, 2013: Registration via WWW.

The Collection of Abstracts will be made available on the Web end of
October. Furthermore a booklet will be handed out at the beginning of
the workshop.

Call for Posters:
Participants are invited to present posters at the conference.

Preliminary time schedule:
Wednesday, 11th December - starts at 2pm with the opening.
Friday, 13th December - ends at 2pm (including lunch).

More information and registration at:


From: Rodrigo Platte
Date: September 13, 2013
Subject: ICOSAHOM, USA, Jun 2014

ICOSAHOM'14, International Conference on Spectral and High-Order
Methods 2014
June 23-27 2014, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Minisymposium Proposal: Submission Deadline, December 15 2013

The 10th International Conference on Spectral and High-Order Methods,
will be hosted by the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, on
June 23-June 27, 2014. The purpose of this conference series is to
bring together researchers and practitioners with an interest in the
theoretical, computational and applied aspects of high-order and
spectral methods for the solution of differential equations.

Plenary speakers: Susanne Brenner, Martin Costabel, Sigal Gottlieb,
Thomas Hagstrom, Ricardo Nochetto, Per-Olof Persson, Jennifer Ryan,
Thomas Wihler

All interested participants are encouraged to submit a minisymposium
proposal. For submission guidelines as well as addition conference
information, please vist the conference webpage:

If you have questions, please email us at


From: Nicole Erle
Date: September 13, 2013
Subject: SIAM Discrete Mathematics, USA, Jun 2014

SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics (DM14)
Call for Papers Now Available!
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

January 8, 2014: Minisymposium proposals
February 11, 2014: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium

February 7, 2014: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early
Career Travel Award Applications

Twitter hashtag: #SIAMDM14

Contact SIAM Conference Department at with any
questions about the conference.


From: Pamela Bye
Date: September 13, 2013
Subject: IMA MIMAR, UK, Jul 2014

The 8th IMA International Conference on Modelling in Industrial
Maintenance and Reliability (MIMAR) will take place in Oxford, UK
from 13-15 July, 2014. This event is the premier maintenance and
reliability modelling conference in the UK and builds upon a very
successful series of previous conferences. It is an excellent
international forum for disseminating information on the state-of-
the-art research, theories and practices in maintenance and
reliability modelling and offers a platform for connecting
researchers and practitioners from around the world.

Further details at:

Abstract submission to by 31 January 2014.

Organising committee:
Philip Scarf, Chair (University of Salford, UK)
Wenbin Wang, Co-Chair (University of Science and Technology
Beijing, China)
Shaomin Wu, Co-Chair (University of Kent, UK)


From: Valia Guerra Ones
Date: September 16, 2013
Subject: Optim and Inv Problems in Electromag, The Netherlands, Sep 2014

We would like to announce that the 2014 edition of the
International Workshop on 'Optimization and Inverse Problems in
Electromagnetism' (OIPE) series will be held in the historical city
of Delft, The Netherlands, on September 10th-12th, 2014.

The aim of this workshop is to inform and to exchange ideas on
recent developments in optimization and inverse problems in
computational electromagnetic fields. Emphasis lies on design and
optimization of electromagnetic devices such as machines,
transformers, actuators and measurement equipment used in various
applications. The workshop offers a forum for engineers,
mathematicians and physicists to meet and to discuss theoretical
aspects, methodologies and industrial research activities in

Plenary speakers are Ruth Sabriego (KU Leuven) and Mathias Stolpe

Contributions in the form of talks or posters are very welcome with
the deadline of May, 30th 2014.

For further details, in particular on the registration process and
abstract submission, we would like to refer to the webpage:


From: José Alberto Cuminato
Date: September 11, 2013
Subject: Tenured Position, Applied Mathematics, Brazil

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics (SME) of the
Institute of Mathematical and Computer Sciences of the University of
São Paulo (ICMC-USP) at São Carlos, is making a public call for a
full-time tenured professor/researcher position, level of Assistant
Professor (Doctor).

Applicants must hold a PhD in the fields of Applied Mathematics,
Mathematics or similar, must be well qualified and have a scientific
research orientation.

The official webpage for the call, in Portuguese, is
where all the selection steps/exams are described in detail, as well
as other points (current salary,...)

Any question or information about the mechanism of the exams should be
addressed to the head of the department by email ( ),
specifying JOB OFFER on the message header.


From: Institute for Mathematics and Scientific Computing
Date: September 13, 2013
Subject: University Assistant Position, Univ Graz

University Graz -
Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing is filling a

University Assistant with doctorate
(40 hours a week; fixed-term employment for the period of 6 years
with qualification agreement (with a possibility for indefinite
appointment); Envisaged Job Starting Date immediately )

Job specification
- Research and teaching in applied mathematics with emphasis on
continuous infinite dimensional optimization and its numerical
analysis and analysis
- Cooperation in the research network "Mathematical Optimization and
Applications in the Biomedical Sciences"
- Collaboration in supervision of students
- Cooperation in organisational and administrative matters

For more information follow the link:


From: Andrew Stuart
Date: September 13, 2013
Subject: Four Postdoc Positions, Statistical Inverse Problems

Enabling Quantification of Uncertainty for Inverse Problems (EQUIP)

As part of the EPSRC funded EQUIP Programme Grant, Warwick University
and Heriot-Watt University are advertising four postdoctoral positions
in statistical inverse problems. Three posts will be based at the
University of Warwick and another post at the University of
Heriot-Watt. Each will have a two year duration, and may start at a
mutually agreed date in the calendar year 2014. EQUIP is led by Andrew
Stuart (Mathematics, Warwick) and comprises Mike Christie (Petroleum
Engineering, Heriot-Watt), Mark Girolami (Statistical Science,
currently UCL but moving to Warwick) and Gareth Roberts (Statistics,
Warwick). Applicants with expertise in the areas of inverse problems,
numerical analysis, computational partial differential equations,
computational and theoretical statistics and subsurface geophysics are
encouraged to apply.

For details about EQUIP, and links to the application process, see:


From: Jose Castillo
Date: September 13, 2013
Subject: Ph.D Studies, Computational Science, San Diego State Univ

The Computational Science Research Center at San Diego State
University is looking for qualified applicants for its
interdisciplinary Ph.D. program ( joint with Claremont Graduate
University) in Computational Science.

We have financial support in the form of Teaching, Graduate and
Research Assistantships and Fellowships. Areas of interest include
Nonlinear Dynamics, Biomathematics, Soft Condensed Matter Physics,
Relativistic Astrophysics, General Relativity, Fluid Dynamics,
Material Sciences, Geophysics, Nuclear Physics and Physical

Please take a look here for details about the program including
application process.


From: Axel Ruhe
Date: September 12, 2013
Subject: Contents, BIT Numerical Mathematics, 53 (3)

Volume 53:3 September 2013

Preface to BIT 53:3
A. Ruhe 565

Exponential almost Runge-Kutta methods for semilinear problems,
J. Carroll , E. O’Callaghan 567

A black-box rational Arnoldi variant for Cauchy–Stieltjes matrix
functions, S. Güttel , L. Knizhnerman 595

Stochastic Runge-Kutta methods with deterministic high order for
ordinary differential equations, Y. Komori , E. Buckwar 617

Discrete stability of perfectly matched layers for anisotropic wave
equations in first and second order formulation, G. Kreiss , K. Duru

Superconvergence and a posteriori error estimates for the Stokes
eigenvalue problems, H. Liu , W. Gong , S. Wang , N. Yan 665

A posteriori error analysis for a continuous space-time finite element
method for a hyperbolic integro-differential equation, F.Saedpanah 689

Two-step peer methods with continuous output, B.A. Schmitt , R. Weiner
, S. Beck 717

Nodal splines on compact intervals, R. Siewer 741

Splitting schemes for hyperbolic heat conduction equation,
P.N. Vabishchevich 755

Approximation of Fejér partial sums by interpolating functions,
V. Vatchev , J. Del Castillo 779

A uniformly well-conditioned, unfitted Nitsche method for interface
problems, E. Wadbro , S. Zahedi , G. Kreiss , M. Berggren 791

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