- Today's Editor:
- Cleve Moler
- The MathWorks, Inc.
- moler@mathworks.com

- Petr Kocandrle Receives Babuska Prize
- Need Kolmogorov-Smirnov Approximation
- Seeking Convection Diffusion Code
- Change of Address for Andy Wathen
- A GUI Front-end to NAG Library
- New Book on Iterative Methods
- New Book on Interval Computation
- New Book on Optimization in Elliptic Problems
- University of Lille on the Web
- Slides for Numerical Analysis Course
- Nominations for 1996 Reid Prize
- Conference on Inverse and Ill-Posed Problems
- Computational Differentiation Workshop
- Symposium on High Performance Computing
- Conference Honoring N. N. Yanenko
- Structured Matrices in Filtering and Control
- Symposium in Beijing on Computational Physics
- Contents, IMA Numerical Analysis
- Contents, Computational and Applied Mathematics
- Contents, SIAM Numerical Analysis

**URL for the World Wide Web:**
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From: Karel Segeth <segeth@earn.cvut.cz>

Date: Thu, 04 Jan 96 11:33:12 MET

**Subject: Petr Kocandrle Receives Babuska Prize**

1995 BABUSKA PRIZE AWARDED

In December 1995, the Czech Association for Mechanics and the

Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists again awarded the

I. Babuska Prize for the best work in computer science submitted

by students and young scientists.

The Prize winner for 1995 is Dr Petr Kocandrle from the Faculty

of Applied Sciences of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen.

The work honored was his PhD thesis Shape optimization of plane

elastic bodies.

Further winners on the second, third, and fourth places who were

delivered diplomas of honor were: Dr Maria Lukacova (at present

at the Technische Universitaet Magdeburg in Germany) with her

PhD thesis Numerical solution of compressible flow defended at

the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University

in Prague, Dr Hanus Krejci from the Institute of Theoretical and

Applied Mechanics of the Academy of Sciences in Prague with his

PhD thesis A face finite element with four rotational degrees of

freedom, and Dr Michal Polak from the Faculty of Civil

Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague with his

PhD thesis The model and solution of dynamic system of a bridge

construction and a vehicle.

The fifth and sixth positions were taken by Artur Linhart from

the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University

in Prague with his diploma work Numerical solution of

convection-diffusion processes and Milan Zajicek, a student of

the Faculty of Machine Engineering of the Czech Technical

University in Prague, with his research work Resistance heating

of laminar fluid flow.

The prize as well as the diplomas will be awarded every year and

they are connected with a financial support.

The prize was established in 1994 by an outstanding Czech

mathematician Ivo Babuska. He was born in Prague in 1926 and

after graduating from the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the

Czech Technical University in Prague he started his work in the

Mathematical Institute of the Academy of Sciences. He was

appointed professor at the Charles University in Prague in 1968

and since fall 1968 he has been working in the United States.

Now he works at the Texas Institute for Computational and

Applied Mathematics, University of Texas, Austin, TX.

His scientific work is focused on numerical and applied

mathematics and computational mechanics, and their use in

practice. His results in the finite element method belong to the

fundamentals of the method. He is the author of several

monographs and has initiated several famous scientific meetings

both in Europe and the United States. He established the journal

Applications of Mathematics (formerly Aplikace matematiky) in

1956. Last year he was awarded the John von Neumann Medal by the

U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics. The world

mathematical community will remember the 70th birthdays of Prof.

Ivo Babuska, Prof. Miroslav Fiedler, Prof. Jaroslav Kurzweil,

and Prof. Vlastimil Ptak at the Prague Mathematical Conference

in Prague in July 1996.

Karel Segeth

segeth@earn.cvut.cz

------------------------------

From: K. B. Williams <Kbwms@aol.com>

Date: Sun, 31 Dec 1995 13:00:48 -0500

**Subject: Need Kolmogorov-Smirnov Approximation**

I am seeking a reasonably accurate (4-6 decimals) and fast

approximation to the Kolmogorov-Smirnov probability distribution

function. I have a function written in C of the exact (explicit)

expression due the Birnbaum and Tingey [1]. For large N, it is

too slow, "large" being greater than 100. Further, the asymptotic

expressions due to Smirnov [2] and Darling [3] do not provide the

accuracy. I have also tried an expression attributed by Dudewicz

and Ralley [4] to W. Feller [5] which I found to be unstable.

Any further leads would be appreciated.

K.B. Williams Kbwms@aol.com

802 South Ridge Drive

Stillwater, OK 74074

(405) 372-7176

1. Z. W. Birnbaum and Fred H. Tingey, "One-sided confidence contours

for probability distribution functions," Annals of Mathematical

Statistics, 22 (1951), pp. 592-596.

2. N. V. Smirnov, "On the derivations of the empirical distribution

curve, Math. Sbornik, vol 6. (48) (1939), pp 2-26.

3. D. A. Darling, "On the Theorems of Kolmogorov-Smirnov," Theory

of Probability and Its Applications, vol. 5, no. 4, (1960),

pp 356-361.

4. Edward J. Dudewicz and Thomas G. Ralley, The Handbook of Random

Number Generation and Testing with TESTRAND Computer Code,

American Sciences Press, Columbus, OH, (1981).

5. W. Feller, "On the Kolmogorov-Smirnov Theorems," Annals of Mathe-

matical Statistics," 19 (1948), 177-189.

------------------------------

From: Gerd Kunert <gerd.kunert@Mathematik.TU-Chemnitz.DE>

Date: Fri, 5 Jan 96 10:30:38 +0100

**Subject: Seeking Convection Diffusion Code**

I am looking for a public FEM Code capable of solving convection diffusion

problems (and probably incorporation the streamline diffusion method).

Since I would have to do some changes to code, I would prefer a well-written

code. Thank you for your help.

Gerd Kunert

------------------------------

From: Andy Wathen <Andy.Wathen@comlab.ox.ac.uk>

Date: Tue, 2 Jan 96 15:18:56 GMT

**Subject: Change of Address for Andy Wathen**

As of 1st January I have resigned from Bristol University and

have moved to

Oxford University Computing Laboratory

Wolfson Building

Parks Road

Oxford OX1 3QD

wathen@comlab.ox.ac.uk

Andy Wathen

------------------------------

From: Venkat Sastry <SASTRY@rmcs.cranfield.ac.uk>

Date: Tue, 2 Jan 1996 13:34:43 GMT

**Subject: A GUI Front-end to NAG Library**

The following GUI environment may be of interest to beginners, ocassional

and frequent users of NAG F77 Library.

NAGexTool is a portable GUI environment to the suite of example programs

supplied with the NAG Fortran 77 library software. The GUI allows user to

browse the Chapter titles, select a desired Chapter, browse through

available routines, select a routine, compile and execute the desired

example program.

The GUI environment is developed using the public domain software Tool Command

Language and the associated Tool Kit (Tcl/Tk). The required information is

discerned from ASCII text files that are supplied with the Library

distribution; and as such the interface is virtually maintenance free!

The NAGexTool can be downloaded from

www.rmcs.cran.ac.uk

in the file /pub/maths/tcltk/nagex77.tar.Z

Please follow the instructions in the README file and associated reports in

the Doc subdirectory.

Your comments and suggestions are welcome.

Dr. Venkat V S S Sastry,

Applied Mathematics and Operational Research Group,

Royal Military College of Science,

Shrivenham, Wilts.,

SN6 8LA, U.K.

Tel: + 44 (0)1793 785315

Fax: + 44 (0)1793 784196

Email: sastry@rmcs.cran.ac.uk

------------------------------

From: Yousef Saad <saad@cs.umn.edu>

Date: Tue, 2 Jan 1996 08:44:57 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: New Book on Iterative Methods**

I am pleased to announce that my new book:

Title: ``Iterative methods for sparse linear systems''

Publisher: PWS publishing

ISBN: 0-534-94776-X

is now available. For more information (including a table of

contents) see the world wide web pages in

http://www.cs.umn.edu/~saad/book.html.

A post-script version of the table of contents can also be obtained

via anonymous FTP from ftp.cs.umn.edu --> dept/users/saad/toc.ps.

Yousef Saad

Univ. of Minnesota

Dept. of Computer Science

------------------------------

From: Vladik Kreinovich <vladik@cs.utep.edu>

Date: Tue, 2 Jan 96 18:26:46 MST

**Subject: New Book on Interval Computation**

Applications of Interval Computations:

a new book published by Kluwer in January 1996

(from the Kluwer homepage)

ISBN: 0-7923-3847-2

edited by R. Baker Kearfott,

University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, USA,

Vladik Kreinovich,

University of Texas at El Paso, USA

(published in the Applied Optimization series,

Volume 3)

"Applications of Interval Computations" contains primarily

survey articles of actual industrial applications of numerical

analysis with automatic result verification and of interval

representation of data.

Underlying topics include:

* branch and bound algorithms for global optimization,

* constraint propagation,

* solution sets of linear systems,

* hardware and software systems for interval computations, and

* fuzzy logic.

Actual applications described in the book include:

* economic input-output models,

* quality control in manufacturing design,

* a computer-assisted proof in quantum mechanics,

* medical expert systems,

* and others.

A realistic view of interval

computations is taken: the articles indicate when and how

overestimation and other challenges can be overcome.

An introductory

chapter explains the content of the papers in terminology accessible

to mathematically literate graduate students. The style of the

individual, refereed contributions has been made uniform and

understandable, and there is an extensive book-wide index.

Audience: Valuable to students and researchers interested in

automatic result verification.

Detailed information, including

contents, contributors, and an order form can be found:

* on Kluwer homepage http://www.wkap.nl, or

* on the Interval Computations homepage

http://cs.utep.edu/interval-comp/main.html, in the "Books" section

The information on the Interval Computations homepage is basically

a mirror image of the Kluwer one (the only difference is that

the fonts are fancier).

------------------------------

From: Steve McCormick <stevem@newton.Colorado.EDU>

Date: Wed, 3 Jan 1996 12:39:22 -0700 (MST)

**Subject: New Book on Optimization in Elliptic Problems**

OPTIMIZATION IN SOLVING ELLIPTIC PROBLEMS

by

Eugene G. D'Yakonov

Department of Computer Mathematics and Cybernetics

Moscow State University, Russia

For more information, access the CRC Press at

http://www.crcpress.com

Order by email from CRC Press at

orders@crcpress.com

This is a book intended for people interested in contemporary theory of

numerical methods for elliptic problems and its applications.

Chapters:

1. General theory of numerical methods for operator equations

2. Projective-grid methods for second-order elliptic equations and

systems

3. Estimates of computational work in solving model grid systems

4. Construction of topologically equivalent grids

5. Asymptotic minimization of computational work in solving

second-order elliptic equations and systems

6. Estimates of computational work of optimal type for difference

methods

7. Minimization of computational work for systems of Stokes and

Navier-Stokes type

8. Asymptotically optimal algorithms for fourth-order elliptic problems

9. Effective algorithms for spectral problems

------------------------------

From: Claude Brezinski <Claude.Brezinski@univ-lille1.fr>

Date: Wed, 3 Jan 1996 16:40:13 +0100

**Subject: University of Lille on the Web**

We are pleased to let you know that information

in French and English) on the

LABORATOIRE D'ANALYSE NUMERIQUE ET D'OPTIMISATION

of the

UNIVERSITE DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DE LILLE

can be found on the web at the URL address

http://ano.univ-lille1.fr

You will find a description of our research, the

personnal bibliography of the members and some other

useful information.

Claude Brezinski

------------------------------

From: Aaron Naiman <naiman@math.jct.ac.il>

Date: Wed, 3 Jan 1996 18:47:45 +0200

**Subject: Slides for Numerical Analysis Course**

Dear fellow numerical analysts,

This past summer I announced the availability of slides for a course

in numerical analysis for engineering students. Well, I have finally

finished them (version 1.0, anyhow, about 200 slides), and they are

available on the Internet, both in PostScript and HTML formats.

For more information please either:

1) surf to http://hobbes.jct.ac.il/~naiman/na/

2) see the README file at

file://hobbes.jct.ac.il/pub/naiman/na/na-slides.README, or

3) email me at naiman@math.jct.ac.il

Happy computing and teaching!

Aaron Naiman

Aaron Naiman Jerusalem College of Technology University of Maryland, IPST

(Aharon) naiman@math.jct.ac.il naiman@glue.umd.edu

http://hobbes.jct.ac.il/~naiman

------------------------------

From: Donna Blackmore <blackmore@siam.org>

Date: Thu, 04 Jan 96 09:02:13 EST

**Subject: Nominations for 1996 Reid Prize**

Second Reid Prize To Be Awarded

at SIAM Annual Meeting in Kansas City

LAST CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31, 1996

SIAM is soliciting nominations for the 1996 W.T. and Idalia Reid

Prize in Mathematics. The prize, established in memory of

long-time University of Oklahoma mathematics professor W.T. Reid,

who died in 1977, recognizes outstanding work in the areas of

differential equations and control theory. The recipient will be

asked to present a lecture at the 1996 SIAM Annual Meeting in

Kansas City, where the prize will be awarded.

The prize was awarded for the first time in 1994 to Wendell

Fleming of Brown University, who was cited for his pioneering

research in geometric measure theory, the calculus of variations,

differential games, and stochastic control and filtering, as well

as for his generous nurturing of generations of applied

mathematicians and his loyal service to the mathematical sciences

community.

Letters of nominations for the prize should be sent to Reid

Prize, SIAM, 3600 University City Science Center, Philadelphia,

PA 19104-2688; fax: (215) 386-7999. Additional information can

be obtained from Donna Blackmore at (215) 382-9800 or

blackmore@siam.org.

------------------------------

From: A. S. Krylov <kryl@cs.msu.su>

Date: Wed, 3 Jan 1996 16:43:03 -0300 (GMT)

**Subject: Conference on Inverse and Ill-Posed Problems**

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON

INVERSE and ILL-POSED PROBLEMS (IIPP-96)

SEPTEMBER 9-14, 1996

MOSCOW, RUSSIA

Organised by: Moscow Lomonosov State University

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT

Framework: The International Conference on Inverse and Ill-Posed Problems

is planned to be held in Moscow Lomonosov State University, Moscow, Russia

from September 9 to September 14, 1996.

The Conference is dedicated to the memory of A.N.Tikhonov on the occasion

of his 90th birthday.

Conference Chairman:

V.A.Sadovnichii, Rector of Moscow Lomonosov State University

International Program Committee:

A.Bensoussan, A.M.Denisov, V.I.Dmitriev, H.W.Engl, A.V.Goncharskii,

M.M.Lavrentiev, A.Lorenzi, M.Z.Nashed, Yu.S.Osipov, V.G.Romanov,

P.C.Sabatier, V.A.Sadovnichii, A.A.Samarskii, V.N.Strahov and

M.Yamamoto.

Scientific Secretaries:

A.S.Krylov and A.Yu.Shcheglov.

Conference Themes

1. Inverse Problems for Differential Equations

2. Inverse Problems in Natural Sciences, Engineering and Industry

3. Mathematical Problems of Tomography

4. Theory of Ill-Posed Problems

5. Numerical Methods and Computational Algorithms for Ill-Posed Problems

Solving.

Conference Language: The languages of the conference will be

English and Russian.

Format: The Conference consists of oral reports of 45 min. and 30 min.

No poster session is planned.

Call for abstracts: Abstracts and Registration forms for IIPP-96 must be

sent by e-mail or on a floppy disk by February 15, 1996.

The third announcement of IIPP-96 will be available in March, 1996.

For more detailed information please contact:

http://www.cs.msu.su/iipp-96

or

Dr. A.S.Krylov

E-mail(internet): kryl@cs.msu.su

Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics,

Moscow Lomonosov State University,

Vorobievy Gory, 119899, Moscow, Russia.

------------------------------

From: George Corliss <georgec@boris.mscs.mu.edu>

Date: Wed, 3 Jan 1996 21:10:16 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Computational Differentiation Workshop**

Just a reminder

Second International Workshop on

COMPUTATIONAL DIFFERENTIATION

February 12-15, 1996, La Fonda Hotel

Santa Fe, New Mexico

If you (or your significant other) could use a little extra

encouragement to come to Sante Fe, the National Geographic Traveler

magazine for January/February 1996 includes a 16 page feature on

the attractions of Sante Fe, including lots of pictures, things to

see and do, restaurants, etc. Note that the conference rate at La

Fonda is a BIG discount from that listed in the article.

If you get more encouragement from the scientific program, it is

available from SIAM at

ftp://ftp.siam.org/pub/ppcd96.ps.Z

or

http://www.siam.org/meetings/ad96/ad96home.htm

If you encounter problems with the file, please let us know at

meetings@siam.org.

George F. Corliss

Dept. Math, Stat, Comp Sci

Marquette University

P.O. Box 1881

Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881 USA

georgec@mscs.mu.edu

(414) 288-6599 (office)

------------------------------

From: Hans Mittelmann <beck@plato.la.asu.edu>

Date: Thu, 4 Jan 1996 11:30:03 -0700

**Subject: Symposium on High Performance Computing**

Symposium on High Performance Computing

as part of 33rd Eng Sci Ann Meeting

October 20-23, 1996

Tempe, Arizona

One-page abstract (including title, authors, addresses,

description, and an indication of topic area) due: January 31, 1996

Send abstract to and contact for further information either

Dr. Hans Mittelmann or Dr. Rosemary Renaut

Department of Mathematics, Arizona State University

email: mittelmann@math.la.asu.edu, renaut@math.la.asu.edu,

fax: 602-965-0461, 602-965-8119.

The Society of Engineering Science 33rd Annual Technical Meeting will be held

on the campus of Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, October 20-23, 1996.

The purpose of the Society is to foster and promote the interchange of ideas

and information among the various fields of engineering science and the fields

of theoretical and applied physics, chemistry and mathematics, and to provide

forums and meetings for the presentation of such ideas and information, and to

make available such information and ideas to its members and other interested

persons.

Symposia are planned in the areas of acoustics, atmospheric sciences, autonomous

vehicles & navigation, biological sciences, chemical sciences, computational

sciences, computer sciences, dynamics & controls, engineering science education,

environmental sciences, experimental methods in engineering science, fluid

mechanics, fluid/structure interactions, fracture mechanics, geophysics,

high-performance computing, manufacturing sciences, material sciences,

micromechanics, multidisciplinary design optimization, nonlinear controls,

propulsion & combustion sciences, smart systems, solid mechanics, structural

optimization, structures, and vibrations.

Special student sessions will also be held.

Additional Dates:

Abstract acceptance: February 28, 1996

One-page final abstracts due (on mats provided): April 30, 1996

Hans D. Mittelmann http://plato.la.asu.edu/

Arizona State University Phone: (602) 965-6595

Department of Mathematics Fax: (602) 965-0461

Tempe, AZ 85287-1804 email: mittelmann@math.la.asu.edu

------------------------------

From: Anatolii Fedotov <fedotov@ictnw.scnet.nsk.su>

Date: Fri, 5 Jan 1996 19:05:39 +0600

**Subject: Conference Honoring N. N. Yanenko**

International Conference

Mathematical Models and Numerical Methods

of Continuous Medium Mechanics

Novosibirsk Research Center (Akademgorodok), Russia,

May 26 - June 2, 1996

First Announcement and Call for Papers

On May 22, 1996, the 75-th Anniversary of Academician N. N. YANENKO,

an eminent mathematician, will be celebrated. In recognition of his

scientific merits an International Conference Mathematical Models and

Numerical Methods of Continuous Medium Mechanics will be held on May

26 - June 2, 1996 in Novosibirsk research Center (Akademgorodok) by

the Institute of Computational Technologies of the Siberian Branch of

the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Theoretical and Applied

Mechanics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences,

Institute of the Mathematics and Mechanics of the Ural Branch of the

Russian Academy of Sciences and Novosibirsk state University.

At the time of the conference the following workshops will also be held:

* XV Workshop on Numerical Methods in Viscous Fluid problems;

* XIV Workshop on Application Software for Mathematical Physics.

The International Organizing Committee headed by Academician

Yu.I.Shokin and the Corresponding Member of the RAS V. M. Fomin

endorsed the Scientific Program of the Conference including the

following fields:

* up-to-date mathematical models of continuum mechanics;

* development of effective numerical algorithms for solving the

problems of mathematical physics;

* advanced technologies of computational experiments;

* latest results of solving the problems of continuum mechanics.

The Abstracts of the Reports included in the Program of the

Conference are to be published before the Conference. The reports

selected by the Organizing Committee will later be published in the

Conference Proceedings or in the Journal of Computational

Technologies published by the Institute of Computational

Technologies of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of

Sciences.

The applications and abstracts of reports up to two pages should be

submitted before March 1, 1996.

For information send a blank letter to any of the following e-mail

addresses:

e-regform@comptech.at.ru - registration forms;

e-style@comptech.at.ru - instructions for the preparation of the

manuscripts in LATEX;

e-info@comptech.at.ru - updated information of the Organizing

Committee;

e-list@comptech.at.ru - subscription to the complete information

of the Organizing Committee.

Mail Address:

International Conference on Mathematical Models and Numerical Methods

of Continuous Medium Mechanics.

Dr. Sergei Golushko, Scientific Secretary,

Institute of Computational Technologies SB RAS,

Prospect Lavrentyeva, 6, Novosibirsk, 630090, Russia

Telephone: (3832) 35-07-85;

Fax: (3832) 35-12-42

E-mail address: org@comptech.at.ru

------------------------------

From: Ali Sayed <sayed@ece.ucsb.edu>

Date: Fri, 5 Jan 96 14:25:45 PST

**Subject: Structured Matrices in Filtering and Control**

WORKSHOP ON NUMERICAL METHODS FOR STRUCTURED MATRICES

IN FILTERING AND CONTROL

August 1 to August 3, 1996

Radisson Hotel, Santa Barbara, CA

The objective of this three-day workshop is to bring together

researchers from the fields of filtering, control, and numerical

analysis to discuss recent advances and future directions in the

design of fast, numerically reliable algorithms for structured

matrices, such as Toeplitz, Hankel, Vandermonde, and related

structures.

The meeting will be held at the Radisson Hotel overlooking

the Pacific Ocean in the beautiful surroundings of the city of

Santa Barbara. The hotel is located close to the lively

downtown area with its numerous shops, restaurants, and theaters.

Santa Barbara has a local airport with connections to Denver,

San Francisco, Los Angeles, and other cities.

The format of the meeting will include scheduled presentations

and contributed talks. We are seeking funding to provide partial

financial assistance to participants who might need it and to

cover workshop costs.

Organizers:

S. Chandrasekaran, University of California, Santa Barbara

T. Kailath, Stanford University

A. J. Laub, University of California, Santa Barbara

V. Olshevsky, Stanford University

A. H. Sayed, University of California, Santa Barbara

The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 1, 1996.

Short abstracts can be sent electronically to sayed@ece.ucsb.edu

or shiv@ece.ucsb.edu or by mail to either of the following

addresses:

Dr. S. Chandrasekaran Dr. V. Olshevsky

Dept. Elec. and Comp. Eng. Information Systems Lab.

University of California Stanford University

Santa Barbara, CA 93106 Stanford, CA 94305

USA USA

(805) 893-7542 (415) 725-9695

(805) 893-3262 (fax) (415) 723-8473 (fax)

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Radisson Hotel, 1111

East Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, (805) 963-0744. The deadline

for hotel reservations is June 25, 1996.

More information about the meeting, including alternate hotels

and travel, can be obtained by contacting shiv@ece.ucsb.edu or

sayed@ece.ucsb.edu.

------------------------------

From: Liu Jian-Guo <liu@euclid.math.temple.edu>

Date: Sat, 6 Jan 1996 23:34:06 -0500

**Subject: Symposium in Beijing on Computational Physics**

'96 Symposium on Computational Physics for Chinese

Overseas and at Home

(June 23 - June 28, 1996, Beijing)

1996 Symposium on Computational Physics for Chinese Overseas

and at Home" ( '96SCPCOH ), organized by overseas Chinese

scholars and Institute of Applied Physics and Computational

Mathematics in Beijing (IAPCM), will be held at IAPCM, June 23-28, 1996.

Purpose of the Symposium

With the aid of modern computers, scientific computing has been playing

increasing role in today's science and engineering applications. A particular

active area of research is computational physics, in which many Chinese

scholars, both from overseas and at home, are making important contributions.

The goal of this Symposium is to bring together the most active computational

scientists from overseas to exchange their research progresses

and to seek possible future collaborations with our fellow researchers

working in China, and ultimately, to promote the development of scientific

and engineering computation in China.

Topics

The topics of '96SCPCOH include a wide spectrum of research areas, ranging

from computational mathematics, physics to engineering. The organizers will

also arrange special discussions on the possible future directions of

computational physics in China.

Speakers:

Thirty invited speakers will be giving one-hour lectures.

Twenty-minute contributed talks will also be arranged.

The invited speakers from the overseas are:

Cai Wei*, UCSB

Chen Hudong, Exxa Company

Chen Shiyi, IBM and Los Alamos

Deng Yuefan, SUNY at Stony Brook

Du Qiang, Michigan State

E Weinan, NYU

Guo Hong, McGill

Hou Tom*, Caltech

Jin Shi, Georgia Tech

Liu Jian-Guo, Temple

Qian Yue-Hong, Columbia

Shu Chi-Wang, Brown

Tu Yuhai, IBM

Liang Shou-Dan*, Penn State

She Zhensu, UCLA

Xin Zhou-ping*, NYU

Zhang Qiang, SUNY Stony Brook

Zhu Jian-Gang, Minnesota

* to be confirmed

The Organizing Committee

Chairman: Sun Ji-shang IAPCM

Vice-Chairman:

Jin Shi Georgia Institute of Technology

Shen Long-jun IAPCM

Members:

Chen Shi-yi Los Alamos National Laboratory and

IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Huang Yong-nian Peking University

Li Jia-min Institute of Mechanics,

Chinese Academy of Science

Li Jia-chong Institute of Physics,

Chinese Academy of Science

Liu Jian-guo Temple University

She Zhen-su University of California at Los Angeles

Wang Bin Institute of atmospheric Physics,

Chinese Academy of Science

Yu Xi-jun IAPCM

Yuan Ya-xiang Institute of Computational Mathematics

and Scientific/Engineering Computing,

Chinese Academy of Science

Zhang Pin-wen Peking University

Zhang Tian-yuan IAPCM

For more information, contact

Yu Xi-jun or Zhang Tian-yuan

Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics

P.O.Box 8009, Beijing 100088,

P.R.China

E-mail: Zhangjl@bepc2.ihep.ac.cn

FAX:(010)2057289

------------------------------

From: Iain Duff <I.Duff@letterbox.rl.ac.uk>

Date: Fri, 5 Jan 96 10:00:36 GMT

**Subject: Contents, IMA Numerical Analysis**

IMA JOURNAL OF NUMERICAL ANALYSIS --- Volume 16, Number 1.

Sun J-G

Optimal backward perturbation bounds for the linear least-squares problem with

multiple right-hand sides.

Maz'ya V and Schmidt G

On approximate approximations using Gaussian kernels.

Hoffmann K-H and Zou J

Parallel solution of variational inequality problems with nonlinear source

terms.

Calvo M, Higham D J, Montijano, J I, and Randez L

Global error estimation with adaptive explicit Runge-Kutta methods.

Selwood P M and Wathen A J

Convergence rates and classification for one-dimensional finite-element meshes.

Yang D

A parallel iterative nonoverlapping domain decomposition procedure for elliptic

problems.

Brink U and Stephan E P

Convergence rates for the coupling of FEM and collocation BEM.

Blowey J F, Copetti M I M, and Elliott C M

Numerical analysis of a model for phase separation of a multicomponent alloy.

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From: Carlos Antonio de Moura <demoura@dee.ufc.br>

Date: Fri, 5 Jan 1996 11:51:16 +0300

**Subject: Contents, Computational and Applied Mathematics**

COMPUTATIONAL AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS

(Matematica Aplicada e Computacional)

Published by Birkhauser/Boston

and SBMAC - Brazilian Soc. for

Comp. and Applied Mathematics

Vol.14, Issue 3, 1995 (pp.217-320)

M CHEN, A MIRANVILLE

and ROGER TEMAM Incremental unknowns in finite

differences in 3-space dimensions

FELIPE LINARES A higher order modified

Korteweg-de Vries equation

JORGE FERREIRA On weak solutions of a nonlinear

hyperbolic-parabolic PDE

FGC VALENTIN and

LEOPOLDO P FRANCA Combining stabilized

finite element methods

Y EBIHARA and

JUNJI KAMEDA On quasilinear bidegenerate

parabolic equations

Index to Vol.14

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From: SIAM <tschoban@siam.org>

Date: Fri, 05 Jan 96 15:06:11 EST

**Subject: Contents, SIAM Numerical Analysis**

SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis

FEBRUARY 1996, Volume 33, Number 1

CONTENTS

A Well-Balanced Scheme for the Numerical Processing of Source Terms

in Hyperbolic Equations

J. M. Greenberg and A. Y. Leroux

A Multilevel Mesh Independence Principle for the Navier-Stokes

Equations

W. Layton and H. W. J. Lenferink

Finite Volume Methods for Convection-Diffusion Problems

R. D. Lazarov, Ilya D. Mishev, and P. S. Vassilevski

Optimal Rates of Convergence for Degenerate Parabolic Problems

in Two Dimensions

Jim Rulla and Noel J. Walkington

Error Analysis for Implicit Approximations to Solutions to

Cauchy Problems

Jim Rulla

Finite Element Approximation of Some Degenerate Monotone

Quasilinear Elliptic Systems

W. B. Liu and John W. Barrett

Analysis of a Streamline Diffusion Finite Element Method for the

Stokes and Navier-Stokes Equations

Lutz Tobiska and Rudiger Verfurth

Complexity of Bezout's Theorem IV: Probability of Success;

Extensions

Michael Shub and Steve Smale

Convergence Estimates for the Wavelet Galerkin Method

Sonia M. Gomes and Elsa Cortina

Optimal Filtering for the Backward Heat Equation

Thomas I. Seidman

Coupling of FEM and BEM for Interface Problems in

Viscoplasticity and Plasticity with Hardening

Carsten Carstensen

Stieltjes Derivatives and B-Polynomial Spline Collocation for

Volterra Integrodifferential Equations with Singularities

Qiya Hu

A Posteriori Error Estimation for Hierarchic Models of Elliptic

Boundary Value Problems on Thin Domains

I. Babuska and C. Schwab

A Priori Estimates and Convergence for the Discrete Forward and

Inverse Problems of Reflection Seismology

Wing Kwong Yeung and Kenneth P. Bube

On the Gibbs Phenomenon III: Recovering Exponential Accuracy in a

Sub-Interval From a Spectral Partial Sum of a Piecewise Analytic Function

David Gottlieb and Chi-Wang Shu

The Numerical Analysis of Random Particle Methods Applied to

Vlasov-Poisson-Fokker-Planck Kinetic Equations

Karl J. Havlak and Harold Dean Victory, Jr.

An Optimal-Order Estimate for Eulerian-Lagrangian Localized

Adjoint Methods for Variable-Coefficient Advection-Reaction Problems

Richard E. Ewing and Hong Wang

Nth-Order Operator Splitting Schemes and Nonreversible Systems

Daniel Goldman and Tasso J. Kaper

Symplectic Partitioned Runge-Kutta Methods for Constrained

Hamiltonian Systems

Laurent Jay

The Degree of Copositive Approximation and a Computer Algorithm

Yingkang Hu and Xiang Ming Yu

Multigrid Convergence for Discretizations of Singular

Perturbation Problems with Grid-Aligned Flow

James S. Otto

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