**Today's Topics:**

- Two New Versions of FITPACK Available
- Mesh Generation for Finite Elements
- Electronic Mail Address of P. Deuflhard Changes
- IMA Conference on Dynamics & Numerics
- SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics
- Third Joint Europe/U.S. Short Course in Hypersonics
- Chair Position at Flinders University
- Position at the University of Haifa
- Position at Kent State

From: Alan Cline <cline@cs.utexas.edu>

Date: Thu Nov 2 12:06:58 CST 1989

A new version of the software package FITPACK has been placed on

netlib. FITPACK contains code for curve and surface fitting and

smoothing in various space dimensions and geometries. The under-

lying functional form employed is the tension spline, which al-

lows the reproduction of such properties of data as positivity,

monotonicity, and convexity. The package began development in

1972.

A small subset of the 1979 version of FITPACK was placed on net-

lib several years ago. That version had only a few subprograms,

is antiquated, and its usage is discouraged. The new subset of

FITPACK to be distributed by netlib is taken from the most recent

edition of the entire package. (In terms of characters, lines of

code, and number of subprograms this subset is about 20% of FIT-

PACK. However, these 25 subprograms account for about 95% of

usages of the package.) What has been omitted in the subset are

such capabilities as:

1. Automatic tension determination,

2. Derivatives, arclengths, and enclosed areas for planar

curves,

3. Three dimensional curves,

4. Special surface fitting using equispacing assumptions,

5. Surface fitting in annular, wedge, polar, toroidal, lunar,

and spherical geometries,

6. B-splines-in-tension generation and usage,

7. General surface fitting in three dimensional space.

Questions about the package can be addressed to Alan Cline, Com-

puter Sciences Department, The University of Texas at Austin,

Austin, TX 78712 USA. Telephone inquiries should use (512) 471-

9717 and e-mail is cline@cs.utexas.edu. Interested parties can

obtain the entire package on disk or tape from Pleasant Valley

Software, 8603 Altus Cove, Austin TX 78759 (USA) at a cost of

$495 US. A 340 page manual is available for $30 US per copy. The

package includes examples and machine-readable documentation.

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From: Steve Vavasis <vavasis@gvax.cs.cornell.edu>

Date: Thu, 2 Nov 89 10:05:15 -0500

I would like to put together a bibliography on automatic mesh

generation techniques for finite elements. Please send me a note

if you know of work in this area. Also, send me a note if you

would like a copy of my bibliography when it is complete.

Stephen Vavasis

Computer Science Department

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853

vavasis@cs.cornell.edu

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From: Peter Deuflhard <Deuflhard%sc.zib-berlin.dbp.de@relay.cs.net>

Date: 30 Oct 89 13:30 GMT+0100

Due to changes of the equipment where the electronic mail system

of the ZIB resides, the e-mail address of P. Deuflhard changes to

the new address:

bzfdeufl%sc.zib-berlin.dbp.de@relay.cs.net .

For e-mail participants of the X.400 mail system the new address

looks as follows:

C=de;A=dbp;P=zib-berlin;OU=sc;S=bzfdeufl .

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From: Arieh Iserles <na.iserles@na-net.stanford.edu>

Date: Mon, 30 Oct 89 09:46:19 PST

An I.M.A. CONFERENCE on

DYNAMICS OF NUMERICS and NUMERICS OF DYNAMICS

July 31-st--August 2nd, University of Bristol, England

The theme of the meeting is twofold: APPLICATIONS OF NUMERICAL

ANALYSIS TO PROBLEMS IN DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS, e.g. theory of

bifurcations, time series analysis, approximation of strange

attractors, onset of chaos, complex dynamics of maps and fractal sets;

as well as THE USE OF TECHNIQUES FROM DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS IN NUMERICAL

ANALYSIS: shadowing, focusing and bifurcation techniques in stability

analysis of numerical PDEs, dynamics of nonlinear algebraic solvers,

approximation theory on fractal sets etc. Attention will be paid to

problems in applied mathematics that incorporate substantial input

from both numerical analysis and dynamical systems.

The first day of the meeting will be devoted to a short course on

three topics:

THEORY OF BIFURCATIONS: Colin Sparrow and Ian Stewart;

NONLINEAR DYNAMICS OF PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS: Jack Carr and

David Rand;

STABILITY THEORY OF NUMERICAL METHODS FOR DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS:

Ron Mitchell and Chus Sanz-Serna.

The remainder of the meeting will be in the usual format of invited

and submitted talks and a poster session.

A preliminary list of invited speakers includes

Jack Hale

Herb Keller

Steve Smale

Roger Temam

Nigel Weiss

Contributed papers and posters are invited and will be accepted on

the basis of a 300--500 word abstract, which should be submitted by

December 31st, 1989.

Abstracta and all other enquiries should be sent to:

Miss Pamela Irving

Conference Officer

The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

Maitland House, Warrior Square

Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 2JY

ENGLAND

or, by e-mail, to

BUDD@NP1A.BRISTOL.AC.UK

or

NA.ISERLES@NA-NET.STANFORD.EDU

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From: SIAM <KEARN@wharton.upenn.edu>

Date: Mon, 30 Oct 89 14:21 EDT

CALL FOR PAPERS AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Fifth SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics

June 11-14, l990

Hyatt Regency Hotel

Atlanta, Georgia

Sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Discrete Mathematics

CONFERENCE TOPICS

Combinatorics and Graph Theory

Operations Research

Algorithms and Complexity

Parallel and Distributed Computing

An interdisciplinary conference on discrete mathematics, theoretical

computer science, and mathematical programming, with applications in coding

theory, communications networks, computational complexity, cryptography,

economics, manufacturing, operations research, parallel processing,

robotics, transportation, and VLSI.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Parallel Comparison Algorithms--An Application of Highly Expanding Graphs

Noga Alon

Ludicrous Lexicography--Some Simple Greedy Algorithms Produce Objects with

Surprising Structures and Applications to Codes, Lattices, Designs, Games

and Groups

John Conway

A New Parallel Architecture for Sparse Matrix Computation Based on Finite

Geometries

Narendra Karmarkar

On-Line Algorithms vs. Off-Line Algorithms--How Much Is It Worth to Know the

Future?

Richard M. Karp

Protein Sequence Comparison: An Application of Dynamic Programming

Jill P. Mesirov

Towards Strongly Polynomial and Combinatorial Algorithms for Linear

Programming

Eva Tardos

Word Processing on Groups

William P. Thurston

Complexity of Combinatorial Approximations

Leslie Valiant

INVITED MINISYMPOSIA (partial list)

Networks for Interconnecting Processes

Jean-Claude Bermond

Ordered Sets and Sorting

Dwight Duffus

Geometric Representations of Combinatorial Structures

Edward R. Scheinerman

Polytopes and Linear Programming

Leslie E. Trotter, Jr.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Peter M. Winkler, Chairman

Fan R. K. Chung

Pavol Hell

Maria M. Klawe

Daniel J. Kleitman

Richard D. Ringeisen

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE

Contributed Presentations and Poster Presentations

Contributed presentations and poster presentations are invited in all areas

consistent with the conference themes. A brief description of your talk

(not exceeding 100 words) must be submitted on a SIAM abstract form, which

can be obtained by completing the attached postage-paid reply card and

returning it to SIAM. A contributed presentation consists of a

seventeen-minute talk, followed by three minutes for questions.

Abstract Deadline: January 12, 1990

Contributed Minisymposia

A minisymposium consists of approximately 3-4 half-hour presentations, or a

two-hour equivalent, allowing time for questions and discussion on a topic

consistent with the conference themes. Prospective organizers are asked to

provide a title, a description (not exceeding 100 words), and a proposed

list of speakers and titles of their presentations. To obtain a proposal

form and instructions, please complete and return the attached postage-paid

reply card.

Deadline for minisymposium proposals: December 22, 1989

For additional information, please contact Conference Coordinator, SIAM,

3600 University City Science Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688.

Telephone: (215) 382-9800 FAX: (215) 38607999 E-Mail:

siam@wharton.upenn.edu.

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From: Rolf Jeltsch <JELTSCH%DACTH51.BITNET@Forsythe.Stanford.EDU>

Date: Thu, 02 Nov 89 10:45:08 CET

THIRD JOINT EUROPE/U.S. SHORT COURSE in HYPERSONICS

at the RWTH Aachen --- University of Technology

October 1 to 5, 1990

Objective:

The First Joint Europe/U.S. Short Course in Hypersonics was held in

Paris in December 1987 and the Second Short Course was held in Colo-

rado Springs in January, 1989. These courses brought together Che-

mists, Computer Scientists, Engineers, Experimentalists,Mathemati-

cians, and Physicists to discuss hypersonic flows related to aerospace

applications. The third Short Course will offer presentations by in-

ternationally known experts with many years of experience over a wide

range of subjects. The subjects can be grouped into the following

areas: Physical environments, configuration requirements, propulsion

systems including airbreathing systems, experimental methods for

external and internal flow, theoretical and numerical methods. Since

hypersonic flight requires higly integrated systems the short course

not only aims to give in depth analysis of hypersonic research and

technology but also tries to broaden the views of attendees to give

the ability to understand the complex problem of hypersonic flight.

The course should interest post-graduate students, designers and

researchers.

Speakers:

J.J. Bertin, F.S. Billig, R. Brun, J. Cousteix, M. Delery, J.-A.

Desideri, D. Hnel, E.H. Hirschel, H. Hornung, G. Koppenwallner,

R.G. Lacau, C.P. Li, M. Mallet, J.G. Marvin, C.G. Miller, III, R.D.

Neumann, M. Pandolfi, P. Perrier, C.D. Scott, J.L. Steger, K.F.

Stetson, J.L. Stollery

Special Features:

* Evening speaches by Prof. R. Lst (ESA) and Dr. L. Beach (NASA).

* Analysis of Results from the Workshop of HYPERSONIC FLOWS FOR

REENTRY PROBLEMS, Jan. 22--25, 1990; Antibes, France

Organization:

Organizers: Josef Ballmann, Rolf Jeltsch, RWTH Aachen

The conference will begin on Monday, Oct. 1 at 9 am

and will end on Friday, Oct. 5 at 2 pm

Registration Fee 800.- DM ~)

~) A limited number of fellowships are available for university

members, especially assistants and undergraduate students, which

entitle them to attend the lecture at a reduced fee. Details will

be sent on application to Dr. Brakhage.

Conference Office:

Karl-Heinz Brakhage

Institut fr Geometrie und Praktische Mathematik

RWTH Aachen

D-5100 Aachen, Fed. Rep. of Germany

Phone +49-241-80 3951

E-mail: Earn/BITNET: EZ010PM@DACTH11 (not before December)

Telex: thac d 832704

Telefax: +49-241-80 3952 (not before December)

Rolf Jeltsch: E-mail: Arpanet: NA.Jeltsch@NA-net.Stanford.edu

HINT: Long Conference announcement available by

mail netlib@research.att.com

send 3HYPERSONIC90 from meetings

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From: Jerry Kautsky <kautsky@research.cc.flinders.oz.au>

Date: Wed, 01 Nov 89 20:49:37 +0930

FLINDERS UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

CHAIR OF MATHEMATICS

Applications are invited for a Chair of Mathematics, tenable in

the Discipline of Mathematics. This is one of two Chairs in the

Discipline; the other being held by Professor G I Gaudry. The

position is available from early 1990. The successful candidate

will have a distinguished research record in at least one

mainstream area of modern mathematics which builds on the

existing strengths of the Discipline, and the experience and

vision necessary to help shape the further development of all

facets of its teaching and research programmes. Other factors

being equal, the University would wish to appoint an outstanding

candidate in some area of modern mathematics whose work has

significant application to fields such as engineering science,

physical sciences or information technology.

The teaching programme of the Discipline is extensive. It

provides for three separate majors in mathematics; the

mathematics core for other degrees, principally computer science,

statistical science, physics, chemistry and earth sciences; and a

range of other service topics.

The Discipline of Mathematics at Flinders has a strong research

record in a variety of fields, including abstract algebra,

continuum mechanics, differential equations, elasto-dynamics,

geometry, harmonic and functional analysis and numerical

analysis.

The University has under active consideration a number of new

initiatives that involve the Discipline of Mathematics. Teaching

of Engineering students at Flinders will begin in 1990 in a joint

venture with the Schools of Engineering of the South Australian

Institute of Technology, leading to the award of Engineering

Degrees in a number of specialities. Discussions are also

proceeding on the possible formation of a new School of

Information Science.

A major development in software engineering will take place in

1990. In partnership with the Institute of Information and

Communications Technologies of the CSIRO, the University is

establishing a National Centre for Software Engineering. This

will involve principally the Discipline of Computer Science in

the first instance. It is anticipated, however, that the

Discipline of Mathematics will be progressively involved in

subsequent developments of the partnership with CSIRO.

The incoming Professor will be expected to assume the Headship of

the Discipline shortly after taking up duties. The appointment

as Head would be for an initial period of 3 years. It is current

University policy that the Headship should be shared by the

Professors of the Discipline.

Salary: Professor $63,919

An additional salary loading may also be payable if justified by

market forces. Supplementary benefits include superannuation,

study leave (outside studies), travel and removal allowances.

The University also encourages academic staff to undertake

consulting and other professional activities relevant to their

Discipline within certain time limits.

Informal enquiries about the position should be directed to

Professor Gaudry, telephone (+61-8)275-2152 (electronic mail

g.i.gaudry@research.cc.flinders.oz) or the Dean of the School, Dr

C R A Rao, telephone (+61-8)275-2402. Further written

information about the Discipline and the conditions of

appointment may be obtained from the Manager, Human Resources,

The Flinders University of South Australia, Bedford Park,

Adelaide, South Australia 5042 [telephone (+61-8) 275-2300

facsimile (+61-8)276-8213] with whom applications should be

lodged, in duplicate, by 31 December 1989. Applications should

include a detailed Curriculum Vitae giving full particulars of

qualifications, experience and scholarship, relevant personal

information and the names and addresses of 3 referees from whom

confidential assessments can be obtained.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY IS UNIVERSITY POLICY

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From: Yair Censor <RSMA403%HAIFAUVM.BITNET@Forsythe.Stanford.EDU>

Date: Thu, 02 Nov 89 15:53:11 IST

POSITION IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University

of Haifa, Haifa, Israel, anticipates a tenure track openning for a

candidate in computer science, starting October 1990. The department

offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics and in "Mathematics

and Computer Science".

Strong research and teaching ability and a Ph.D. in any area of

computer science are required. Send resume and list of publications

plus one copy of preprints/reprints of papers. Please supply names

and mailing addresses of three or more references (electronic addresses

and telephone and Fax numbers of these references will be appreciated).

Send applications or requests for further information to:

Prof. Yair Censor, Chairman, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science,

University of Haifa, Mt. Carmel, Haifa 31999, Israel.

(e-mail: rsma403@haifauvm.bitnet ).

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From: Chuck Gartland <gartland@math-cs.kent.edu>

Date: Sun, 5 Nov 89 15:00:13 est

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Senior Position in Applied Mathematics/Scientific Computation

Applications are invited for a faculty position at the associate or full

professor level beginning Fall Semester 1990. The ideal candidate would

have a strong training in classical applied mathematics and some experience

with large-scale scientific computation. He or she would be expected to

have a solid record of research, publication, and external funding, as well

as a commitment to quality teaching. The appointed faculty member would be

expected to enhance the Department's outreach and interdisciplinary research

efforts, supervise graduate students, and contribute to curricular planning

and development. A competitive salary is available.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Kent State University comprises

pure and applied mathematics, statistics, computer science, and the Institute

for Computational Mathematics. This new position is intended to complement

existing strengths in applied analysis (especially numerical analysis and

approximation theory) and computer science (especially symbolic computation,

expert systems, and parallel computing).

The infrastructure of the Department is very good: the equipment inventory

includes 2 VAX mini-computers plus Encore, Sequent, Staran, and Warp

parallel-processing computers and a variety of work-stations and peripherals.

The University also maintains an IBM 3090 mainframe and a high-performance

(interactive) link to the Cray Y-MP/864 at the Ohio Supercomputer Center in

Columbus, on which computing time is readily available.

Kent State University is attractively set in the rolling hills of northeast

Ohio 40 minutes southeast of Cleveland and 20 minutes east of Akron. Some

of the main research centers in the area include the University's

internationally known Glenn H. Brown Liquid Crystal Institute, NASA Lewis

Research Center in Cleveland, and Loral Systems (formerly Goodyear Aerospace)

in Akron.

Application deadline is February 24, 1990. If qualified individuals do not

apply by February 24, 1990, the deadline will be extended until the position

is filled or until August 18, 1990, whichever occurs first. Applicants should

submit a resume and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to

Chuck Gartland

Chair, Applied Mathematics Search Committee

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Kent State University

Kent, OH 44242

Kent State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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