NA Digest, V. 19, # 9

NA Digest Sunday, March 03, 2019 Volume 19 : Issue 9

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Daniel M. Dunlavy
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From: Kris ONeill
Date: February 26, 2019
Subject: New Book, Introduction to High Performance Scientific Computing

Introduction to High Performance Scientific Computing
David L. Chopp

This book introduces methods for adding parallelism to numerical
methods for solving differential equations. It contains exercises and
programming projects that facilitate learning as well as examples and
discussions based on the C programming language, with additional
comments for those already familiar with C++. Based on a course
developed by the author, the text provides an overview of concepts and
algorithmic techniques for modern scientific computing and is divided
into six self-contained parts that can be assembled in any order to
create an introductory course using available computer hardware.

2019 / Approx. xiv + 453 pages / Softcover / 978-1-611975-63-5 / List
$89.00 / SIAM Member $62.30 / SE30

See more details here:

From: Keith Briggs
Date: February 25, 2019
Subject: Mathematics of Networks, UK, Apr 2019

The eighteenth Mathematics of Networks meeting will be held on 8 April
at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. The theme for
this meeting is "dynamics on networks and dynamics of networks".

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 4 March.

For details and registration (free) please see .

From: Shan Zhao
Date: March 01, 2019
Subject: Mathematical Molecular Bioscience and Biophysics, USA, May 2019

The NSF-CBMS conference "Mathematical Molecular Bioscience and
Biophysics" will take place at The University of Alabama, USA on May
2019 ( A special issue for this conference will
appear in the journal, Computational and Mathematical Biophysics (CMB).

The purpose of this special issue is to provide a medium for
researchers from mathematical and biophysical sciences and other
related disciplines to report recent advances and challenges on
Mathematical Molecular Bioscience and Biophysics (MMBB). Numerous
areas of mathematics, including differential equations, geometry,
topology, graph theory, combinatorics, optimization, machine learning,
functional analysis, harmonic analysis, stochastic analysis, and
statistical inference, underpin MMBB and many of their successful
applications to biosciences will be highlighted in this special issue.

More information about this special can be found at Prospective authors should submit
their manuscript online at

Manuscript Due, June 1, 2019;
First round of reviews: July 15, 2019;
Anticipated publication date: November 1, 2019.

From: Paola Boito
Date: March 01, 2019
Subject: Structured Matrix Days, France, May 2019

Structured Matrix Days
XLIM, Universite de Limoges
May 23 - 24, 2019

The Mathis/Computer Algebra group at XLIM, Universite de Limoges,
organizes a two-day workshop on structured matrices and their
applications. Contributed talks from participants are welcome.

Invited speakers are:
- Matias R. Bender (LIP6 - Sorbonne Universites, Inria, CNRS),
- Claude-Pierre Jeannerod (Inria, ENS Lyon),
- Ana C. Matos (Laboratoire Paul Painleve, Universite des Sciences et
Technologies de Lille),
- Jean-Claude Yakoubsohn (IMT, Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse),
- Fatmanur Yildirim (Inria Sophia Antipolis Mediterranee).

Deadlines: April 21 for abstract submission, May 5 for registration.
For additional information, please write to

From: Jeremy Gibbons
Date: February 27, 2019
Subject: ARRAY Programming, USA, Jun 2019


6th ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on
Libraries, Languages and Compilers for Array Programming
co-located with PLDI 2019 at ACM FCRC
22nd June 2019, Phoenix, Arizona

Array-oriented programming offers a unique blend of programmer
productivity and high-performance parallel execution. As an
abstraction, it directly mirrors high-level mathematical constructions
commonly used in many fields from natural sciences over engineering to
financial modelling. As a language feature, it exposes regular
control flow, exhibits structured data dependencies, and lends itself
to many types of program analysis. Furthermore, many modern computer
architectures, particularly highly parallel architectures such as GPUs
and FPGAs, lend themselves to efficiently executing array operations.
This workshop is intended to bring together researchers from many
different communities, including language designers, library
developers, compiler researchers and practitioners who are using or
working on numeric, array-centric aspects of programming languages,
libraries and methodologies from all domains: imperative or
declarative; object-oriented or functional; interpreted or compiled;
strongly typed, weakly typed or untyped.

Paper submissions: 8th April, 2019 (anywhere on earth)
Notification of authors: 27th April, 2019
Camera-ready copies due: 10th May, 2019

Submissions are welcome in two categories: full papers and extended

abstracts. All submissions should be formatted in conformance with the
ACM SIGPLAN proceedings style. Accepted submissions in either category
will be presented at the workshop.

Papers must be submitted using EasyChair:

From: Nate Sime
Date: February 27, 2019
Subject: FEniCS'19 Conference, USA, Jun 2019

We are pleased to invite you to attend and/or submit an abstract to
the FEniCS Conference 2019 ( The
conference will take place at the Carnegie Institution for Science
Department of Terrestrial Magnetism on 12-14 June 2019.

The FEniCS Project ( is a popular computing
platform for solving partial differential equations. FEniCS enables
users to quickly translate scientific models into efficient finite
element code. The FEniCS'19 conference is an opportunity for all those
interested in the FEniCS Project and related projects to exchange
ideas, communicate their results and interact with the automated
scientific computing community.

We welcome developers, existing and potential users of the FEniCS
ecosystem as well as mathematicians, computer scientists and
application domain specialists interested in numerical methods, their
implementation and applications.

The FEniCS'19 conference will emphasise an open and inclusive
atmosphere, contributed talks and posters from a diverse range of
scientific areas, and dedicated time for discussions and coding.

For further information, please see:

From: Michael Peardon
Date: February 25, 2019
Subject: HPCS 2019, Ireland, Jul 2019

Call for Papers and Participation, The 2019 High Performance Computing
& Simulation Conference (HPCS 2019)
July 15 - 19, 2019
Dublin, Ireland or

You are cordially invited to participate in this international
conference through paper submission, a track, a workshop or a special
session organization, a tutorial, an invited speech, a demo, a poster,
an exhibit, a panel discussion, a doctoral dissertation abstract,
whichever sounds more appropriate and convenient to you.

The conference will include invited presentations by experts from
academia, industry, and government as well as contributed paper
presentations describing original work on the current state of
research in high performance and large scale computing systems,
architectures and systems, algorithms, languages, software and
middleware in HPC systems, Cloud and Edge Computing, Data Sciences,
applications-oriented high performance, HPC use in modeling and
simulation, and related issues. There will also be tutorial sessions,
symposia, workshops, special sessions, demos, posters, panel
discussions, doctoral colloquium, and exhibits. Conference
sponsorships are welcomed.

In addition to the main track, the conference will have many refereed
archived symposia, workshops and special sessions (may have different
deadlines): Please see the following lists and check the specific
track of interest (coming soon). So far we have the following tracks:
Special Sessions:

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended
version of their work for one or more special issues in ISI indexed
Journals. HPCS Proceedings are published in IEEE XPLORE and indexed by
all major indexing services including SCOPUS, EI, SCI, dblp, etc.

From: Cecilia Bonetti
Date: February 25, 2019
Subject: Continuous Optimization (ICCOPT), Germany, Aug 2019

We cordially remind you to submit your contribution to the Sixth
International Conference on Continuous Optimization in Berlin, Aug
5-8, 2019. Submission of organized sessions (mini-symposia) is
possible until Mar 17, and talks can be submitted until Apr 7 via the
conference web system

Nominations/submissions are invited for the Best Paper Prize for Young
Researchers in Continuous Optimization before Apr 15, 2019. Details
on eligibility and the application procedure can be found on the

Applications for financial support can be submitted by Apr 1, 2019.
Details on eligibility and the application procedure can be found on
the webpage

More information on the ICCOPT 2019 in Berlin Details can be found on

Mar 17, 2019: Abstract submission for organized sessions and mini
Apr 1, 2019: Application for financial support
Apr 7, 2019: Abstract submission for invited/contributed talks
Apr 15, 2019: Nominations/submissions Best Paper Award
Apr 15, 2019: Abstract submission for posters

From: Piotr Krzyzanowski
Date: March 01, 2019
Subject: Applied High Performance Numerical Algorithms in PDEs, Poland, Sep 2019

3rd Workshop on Applied High Performance Numerical Algorithms in PDEs
will be held on September 8-11, 2019 in Bialystok, Poland, as a part
of the 13th International Conference on Parallel Processing and
Applied Mathematics (PPAM 2019).

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- parallel algorithms for PDEs and their implementation
- preconditioning techniques for linear systems
- applications of HPC in modeling with PDEs

For details, see

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, 2019
Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2019
Camera-ready papers: November 2, 2019

From: George Biros
Date: February 26, 2019
Subject: SIAM PP20, TBD, Feb 2020

The SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing
2020 (SIAM PP20) and the SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing
(SIAG-SC) invite research paper submissions on parallel algorithms,
scalable scientific computing, simulation, visualization, and machine
learning. The SIAM PP conference series focuses on the design of
numerical and discrete algorithms in the context of modern parallel
computer architectures, covering both theory and practice.

SIAM PP20 will take place in February of 2020 in the US. The location
and exact dates will be announced soon.

The research papers will be peer-reviewed. We will use a rigorous
academic peer-review process and double-blind reviewing. The reviewers
will also nominate papers for best paper and best student paper, and
the winners will be finalized during the conference.

Accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of the SIAM
Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing Conference,
will be DOI indexed, and will be accessible through the SIAM
proceedings web site. Integration of these papers into the SIAM PP
series conference program would be in addition to the standard
minisymposia and contributed talks.

Submission and review: Steering committee members: SIAG-SC and SIAM
PP20 co-chairs. Submission format: 10 pages without
references. Supplementary material will be allowed.

Papers due: September 1st, 2019
Decisions: Early November 2019
Camera-ready: December 1st, 2019

From: Wen-shin Lee
Date: March 03, 2019
Subject: Lecturer Positions, Computing Science and Mathematics, Univ of Stirling

The Faculty of Natural Sciences is seeking to appoint five new
Lecturer posts within the Division of Computing Science and
Mathematics, as part of an exciting new University of Stirling
initiative to strengthen its Data Science capabilities. These will
help strengthen existing research collaborations and form new
relationships both within and outside the University, as well as
strengthen our related research and teaching. These posts are open to
computer scientists, mathematicians and statisticians with a proven
background of top quality research applicable to the analysis of large
or complex data.

Closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday, 17 March 2019.

From: Stein Krogstad
Date: February 25, 2019
Subject: Postdoc Position, Data-Driven Modelling and Optimization, SINTEF

The Computational Geosciences group at SINTEF is searching for a
postdoctoral candidate for the project "Digital subsurface: Flow
Diagnostics and Data-Driven Modelling in Optimized Reservoir

For more details, please see:

From: Edoardo Di Napoli
Date: February 28, 2019
Subject: Postdoc Position, Dense Numerical Linear Algebra, Forschungszentrum Juelich

The Simulation Laboratory Quantum Materials at the Juelich
Supercomputing Centre offers a 2-years postdoc position starting as
soon as May 2019. The successful candidate will work within a European
team to provide a modern and efficient distributed linear algebra
package with an HPX interface, and help the developers of scientific
applications in the process of adopting modern, performance portable,
and distributed linear algebra libraries. For more information please

From: Eric Cances
Date: February 28, 2019
Subject: PhD and Postdoc Positions, Ecole des Ponts and Inria Paris

PhD and postdoctoral positions, as well as master 2 internships, in
applied mathematics for quantum and classical molecular simulation are
available at CERMICS, the applied mathematics department of Ecole des
Ponts ParisTech.

The appointees will be part of the Inria project-team MATHERIALS, and
work in the framework of the newly funded multidisciplinary ERC
Synergy project EMC2 (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Inria, Sorbonne
University, Sept. 2019 - Aug. 2025).

For more information, including contacts, visit

From: Martin Schmidt
Date: March 01, 2019
Subject: PhD Position, Trier Univ

In the Faculty IV (Department of Mathematics) at the Trier University,
a PhD position in "Optimization" is to be filled as soon as possible.
Remuneration is based on salary group E 13 TV-L (100%) and the
position is filled for an initial period of three years. An extension
of this period possible.

The tasks include the support of the professorship "Nonlinear
Optimization" in research and teaching as well as the participation in
the organization of the professorship. The opportunity for a doctorate
is given. Nonlinear optimization is a very active field of research,
especially in the context of mixed-integer problems. In the working
group, theoretical properties of this problem class are analyzed and
algorithms for the solution of mixed-integer nonlinear optimization
problems are developed. A further topic is equilibrium problems, which
are analyzed theoretically (exemplary questions are the existence and
uniqueness of solutions) and for which solution methods are also
developed. Many of the current questions in the working group are
motivated by technical-physical or economic aspects in the field of
energy, such as the cost-effective control of gas transport networks
or the analysis of electricity trading in Germany.

The applicant is expected to enjoy working in a team and to enjoy
applied mathematical research. We also expect the candidate to be able
to work independently, to be reliable, willing to work in an
interdisciplinary environment, and to have a good and English
languages skills.

The prerequisite for employment is a university degree in mathematics
(within the meaning of Section 56 Para. 2 No. 1 HochSchG). A focus on
optimization subjects during the studies is desirable. Severely
handicapped persons are given preferential employment if they are
suitable. The University of Trier is endeavouring to increase the
number of its female academics and urges them to apply.

Applications with the usual documents (letter of motivation,
curriculum vitae, certificates and, if applicable, list of
publications as well as a list of courses supervised to date) in a
single PDF file are requested by 15.03.2019 via e-mail to
Prof. Dr. Martin Schmidt (

From: Ivan Graham
Date: February 28, 2019
Subject: PhD Positions, Univ of Bath

University of Bath, UK
Department of Mathematical Sciences, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral
Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics

The CDT in Statistical Applied Mathematics at Bath (SAMBa) will
recruit at least 10 exceptionally qualified students to join the 6th
intake in September 2019. Those awarded studentships will be fully
funded for four years for United Kingdom or European Union students
(stipend, fees and research support budget).

SAMBa has a current cohort of 74 students whose thesis topics range
from industrial to abstract, and who use deterministic, probabilistic,
statistical and computational mathematical tools. The first year
consists of courses and symposia tailored to the individual student,
together with Integrative Think Tanks. Each student will choose a
supervisor or supervisory team and will finalise a thesis proposal by
the end of year 1. They will work on PhD research in years 2-4.
Further details about the programme can be found at .

You can apply for SAMBa by sending an expression of interest to the
Centre Coordinator, Jessica Ohren ( to include:
- Approximately 250 words on your motivation for applying;
- A 2-page CV including your academic and work experience
- Scans of your academic transcript(s)
- Information on where you heard about SAMBa

Early applications are advised and our next application deadline is
15th March 2019. However, late applications will be considered until
the positions are filled.

From: Fikret Aliev
Date: February 26, 2019
Subject: Contents, Applied and Computational Mathematics, 18 (1)

Applied and Computational Mathematics an International Journal
Vol.18, No.1, February 2019

Ciric Type Nonunique Fixed Points Results: A Review, E. Karapinar

Stability and Bifurcation Analysis for an Epidemic Model with
Vaccination and Nonlinear Incidence Rate, X.Y. Zhou

Blow-up Phenomena for Some Nonlinear Parabolic Problems Under
Nonlinear Boundary Conditions, Y. Mi, C. Mu

LMI Stability Test for Fractional Order Initialized Control Systems,
J.A. Lopez-Renteria, B. Aguirre-Hernandez, G. Fernandez-Anaya

Dimension Reduction of One Multivariable Decision Making Problem,
R.H. Hamidov, M.M. Mutallimov

Wave Equation for 2D Landau Hamiltonian, M. Ruzhansky,
N. Tokmagambetov

Beta Bezier Curves, A. Levent, B. Sahin

Anti-Periodic Solutions for Generalized Inertial Shunting Inhibitory
Cellular Neural Networks with Distributed Delays, N. Huo, Y. Li

From: Badih Ghusayni
Date: March 01, 2019
Subject: Contents, Intl J of Mathematics and Computer Science, 14 (2)

Contents, Vol. 14, no, 2, International Journal of Mathematics and
Computer Science (These papers can be accessed freely via

Paulo M. Guzman, Luciano M. Lugo Motta Bittencurt, Juan E. Napoles
Valdes, A Note on Stability of Certain Lienard Fractional Equation

Faisal Al-kasasbeh, Subclasses of P-valent Functions within Integral

Olayinka Taibat Jinadu, Saliu Adewole Omotosho, Multi-objective
function formulation to evaluate operating parameters' fitness for
sharing and scalability

Sana'a Nazmi Khataybeh, Ishak Hashim, Direct Solution of Second- Order
System of ODEs Using Bernstein Polynomials on an Arbitrary Interval

Nazia Jabeen, Junaid Alam Khan, Analogs of Groebner Bases in a
Polynomial Ring with Countably Infinite Indeterminates

Moin Akhtar Ansari, Roughness in Generalized (m,n) Bi-ideals in
Ordered LA-Semigroups

Erkan Cimen, A first order convergent numerical method for solving the
delay differential problem

Akarachai Satirad, Phakawat Mosrijai, Aiyared Iampan, Formulas for
finding UP-algebras

Mohamed Saouabi, Abdellah Ezzati, Proposition of an employability
prediction system using data mining techniques in a big data

Said Ali Shah, Amjad Ali, Sajjad Ahmad Khan, The Effects of
Misspecification of Level-I errors Structure in Multilevel Models for
Longitudinal Design

Jean Jacques Ferdinand Randriamiarampanahy,\Harinaivo Andriatahiny,
Toussaint Joseph Rabeherimanana, A decoding algorithm for binary
linear codes using Groebner bases

G. Muhiuddin, K. P. Shum, New types of (alpha,Beta ) - fuzzy
subalgebras of BCK/BCI-algebras

Abdulahi Yusuf, Maslina Darus, On Subclass of Harmonic Univalent
Functions defined by a Generalised Operator

Tammatada Khemaratchatakumthorn, Prapanpong Pongsriiam, Suchat
Samphavat, Further Remarks on b-Metrics, Metric-Preserving Functions,
and other Related Metrics

Kacou Remy Ahoulou, Relative Compactness of All Feasible Trajectories
of a Second Order Control Problem

Khaled Mustafa Al-Jammal, Ahmad Termimi Ab Ghani, Khaled A. Al- Sharo,
Finite groups in which nearly S-permutability is a transitive relation

Armend Salihu, Fahri Marevci, Determinants Order Decrease/Increase for
k Orders, Interpretation with Computer Algorithms and Comparison

Cemil Tunc, On the properties of solutions for a system of non-linear
differential equations of second order

From: Claude Brezinski
Date: February 25, 2019
Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms, 80 (2)

Table of Contents
Numerical Algorithms, Vol. 80, No. 2

Ke Chen, Geovani Nunes Grapiglia, Jinyun Yuan, Daoping Zhang, Improved
optimization methods for image registration problems

Cheng-Liang Li, Chang-Feng Ma, Efficient parameterized rotated
shift-splitting preconditioner for a class of complex symmetric linear

Min-Hong Chen, Qing-Biao Wu, Modified Newton-MDPMHSS method for
solving nonlinear systems with block two-by-two complex symmetric
Jacobian matrices

Herman D. Schaumburg, Afnan Al Marzouk, Bela Erdelyi, Picard
iteration-based variable-order integrator with dense output employing
algorithmic differentiation

Jian Lv, Li-Ping Pang, Na Xu, Ze-Hao Xiao, An infeasible bundle method
for nonconvex constrained optimization with application to
semi-infinite programming problems

Guangzhi Du, Liyun Zuo, A two-grid parallel partition of unity finite
element scheme

Mireille Haddad, Frederic Hecht, Toni Sayah, Pierre Henri Tournier,
Parallel computing investigations for the projection method applied to
the interface transport scheme of a two-phase flow by the method of

Zhencheng Fan, Convergence of discrete time waveform relaxation

Zheng-Ge Huang, Li-Gong Wang, Zhong Xu, Jing-Jing Cui, Modified PHSS
iterative methods for solving nonsingular and singular saddle point

M. Garcia-Esnaola, J. M. Pena, On the asymptotic optimality of error
bounds for some linear complementarity problems

Yang Liu, Yanwei Du, Hong Li, Fawang Liu, Yajun Wang, Some
second-order schemes combined with finite element method for nonlinear
fractional cable equation

Ali Shokri, Mohammad Mehdizadeh Khalsaraei, Mortaza Tahmourasi, Raquel
Garcia-Rubio, A new family of three-stage two-step P-stable
multiderivative methods with vanished phase-lag and some of its
derivatives for the numerical solution of radial Schroedinger equation
and IVPs with oscillating solutions

Chun-Hua Guo, Wen-Wei Lin, Ching-Sung Liu, A modified Newton iteration
for finding nonnegative Z-eigenpairs of a nonnegative tensor

Songnian He, Hanlin Tian, Selective projection methods for solving a
class of variational inequalities

Rafael Rodriguez-Sanchez, Sandra Catalan, Jose R. Herrero, Enrique
S. Quintana-Orti, Andres E. Tomas, Look-ahead in the two-sided
reduction to compact band forms for symmetric eigenvalue problems and
the SVD

Aicke Hinrichs, Peter Kritzer, Friedrich Pillichshammer, G. W.
Wasilkowski, Truncation dimension for linear problems on multivariate
function spaces

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