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From: NA Digest <na.digest@na-net.ornl.gov>

Date: Mon Dec 2 18:29:53 EST 1996

**Subject: NA Digest Calendar**

The Netlib Conferences Database is on the Web at:

http://www.netlib.org/confdb/Conferences.html

NA Digest Calendar

Date Topic Place NA Digest #

Dec. 2- 3 EuroBen Benchmarking Group Utrecht, Netherlands 39

Dec. 11-13 Carleman Estimate and Inverse Problems Kyoto, Japan 30

Dec. 18-19 Domain Decomposition Leuven, Belgium 40

Dec. 17 Computational Fluid Dynamics Workshop Oxford, England 43

Dec. 17-19 Mathematics in Signal Processing Warwick, England 95:48

1997

Jan. 3- 5 Course on Wavelets and Filter Banks San Diego, CA 39

Jan. 5- 7 Discrete Algorithms New Orleans, LA 15

Jan. 5-12 Computational Mathematics Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 08

Jan. 5-12 Numerical Linear Algebra Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 13

Jan. 8-10 Numerical and Mathematical Elasticity Kyoto, Japan 30

Jan. 15-18 Numerical Linear Algebra, Optimization Parana, Brazil 34

Jan. 24-26 Multi-Scale Problems Kiel, Germany 38

Jan. 27-31 Maths-in-Industy Study Group Melbourne, Australia 11

Feb. 2- 6 Australian Applied Mathematics Lorne, Australia 40

Feb. 24-28 Optimization and Optimal Control Lambrecht, Germany 37

Mar. 10-12 Scientific Computing Hong Kong 25

Mar. 12-14 Algorithms and Complexity Rome, Italy 24

Mar. 13-14 SPEEDUP Workshop Cadro-Lugano, Switz. 41

Mar. 14-17 SIAM Parallel Processing Minneapolis, MN 32

Mar. 16-21 Approximation and Optimization Caracas, Venezuela 21

Mar. 20-22 Multiwavelets Huntsville, TX 37

Mar. 21-22 AMS Session on Approximation Theory Memphis, TN 11

Apr. 1- 3 Monte Carlo Methods Brussels, Belgium 16

Apr. 4- 5 SouthEast-Atlantic Secion of SIAM Raleight, NC 39

Apr. 9-13 Copper Mt. Multigrid Copper Mountain, CO 33

Apr. 14-18 Computational Issues in Drug Design Minneapolis, MN 32

Apr. 17-18 Meeting Honoring Bill Morton Oxford, England 26

May 2- 4 Partial Differential Equations Detroit, MI 40

May 12-14 Materials Science Philadelphia, PA 32

May 19-21 Applications of Dynamical Systems Snowbird, UT 27

May 21-24 Macromolecular Modelling Berlin, Germany 31

May 22-23 Mathematical Programming Washington, DC 45

May 26-28 Differential-Algebraic Equations Grenoble, France 45

May 26-30 Computational Heat Transfer Cesme, Turkey 05

May 27-28 Computational Science and Engineering Hefei, China 38

May 30-.. Canadian Applied Mathematics Society Toronto, Canada 45

June 1- 5 Computer Science Education Uppsala, Sweden 38

June 7-11 Large Scale Scientific Computations Varna, Bulgaria 45

June 11-13 IRREGULAR'97 Paderborn, Germany 45

June 16-18 Computer Methods in Water Resources Byblos, Lebanon 35

June 16-18 Mathematical Issues in Geosciences Albuquerque, NM 18

June 16-21 Iterative Methods Milovy, Czech Rep. 37

June 18-21 Principles + Practice of Parallel Prog. Las Vegas, NV 27

June 24-27 Dundee NA Conference Dundee, Scotland 13

June 26-28 Numerical Analysis and Approximation Pretoria, South Africa 44

July 3- 4 CFD in Minerals, Metal & Power Melbourne, Australia 33

July 4- 5 Honor Lothar Collatz Hamburg, Germany 32

July 9-11 Computational Fluid Dynamics Twente, Netherlands 38

July 9-12 Iterative Methods Laramie, WY 36

July 13-18 SIAM Annual Meeting Stanford, CA 36

July 14-18 Theoretical and Computational Acoustics New York, NY 14

July 21-23 Symbolic and Algebraic Manipulation Maui, Hawaii 44

Aug. 4- 8 Large Eddy Simulation Ruston, LA 40

Aug. 10-14 Domain Decomposition Boulder, CO 40

Aug. 18... Radial Basis Functions Asilomar, CA 32

Aug. 24-29 IMACS World Congress Berlin, Germany 07

Aug. 24-29 Fast Algorithms Berlin, Germany 37

Aug. 26-29 Euro-Par'97 Passau, Germany 43

Aug. 28-31 Stochastic Modelling of Biointeraction Sofia, Bulgaria 41

Sep. 1- 5 Numerical Solution of ODEs Halle, Germany 13

Sep. 8-11 Continuum Mechanics Prague, Czech Republic 45

Sep. 8-12 Applied and Computational Mathematics Serrano, Brasil 45

Sep. 8-12 Parallel Computing Technologies Yaroslavl, Russia 39

Sep. 9-12 Boundary Element Method Rome, Italy 41

Sep. 10-12 Computer Arithmetic Lyon, France 41

Sep. 11-13 Algorithm Engineering Venice, Italy 42

Sep. 15-18 Boundary Integral Methods Manchester, England 27

Sep. 24-26 Dutch Numerical Mathematicians Zeist, Netherlands 38

Sep. 15-19 Scientific Computing & Diff. Eqns. Grado, Italy 26

Sep. 29-.. ENUMATH-97 Heidelberg, Germany 50

Oct. 13-16 Computational Methods, Function Theory Nicosia, Cyprus 34

1998

Feb. 9-13 Hyperbolic Problems Zuerich, Switz. 41

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

From: Gene Golub <golub@sccm.Stanford.EDU>

Date: Thu, 28 Nov 96 14:35:50 PST

**Subject: Garrett Birkhoff**

Garrett Birkhoff, who was an important influence in applied mathematics and

numerical analysis, died on Nov 22. He had many excellent students and showed

great insight into many areas which subsequently became of importance. His

death is reported in the New York Times (West Coast edition) of Nov 28.

Gene Golub

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

From: Alan Laub <laub@riccati.engr.ucdavis.edu>

Date: Sun, 24 Nov 1996 16:26:41 -0800 (PST)

**Subject: Change of Address for Alan Laub**

I have taken up a new position this fall as

Dean of the College of Engineering at UC Davis.

My new address info is as follows:

Alan J. Laub phone: (916) 752-0554

Dean, College of Engineering fax: (916) 752-8058

1050 Engineering II

University of California e-mail: laub@ucdavis.edu

Davis, CA 95616-5294

HOME: 648 Lake Terrace Circle phone: (916) 757-7165

Davis, CA 95616-2750

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

From: Richard Brankin <rwbrankin@sec.dra.hmg.gb>

Date: Thu, 28 Nov 1996 11:07:38 +0000

**Subject: Change of Address for Richard Brankin**

Dear Colleagues,

I have taken up a position at the UK's Defence Research Agency.

My new contact details are

SEC

DRA Malvern

St. Andrews Rd.

MALVERN

WR14 3PS

UK

Tel: 01684-895226

Fax: 01684-896433

e-mail: rwbrankin@sec.dra.hmg.gb

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

From: Charles Van Loan <cv@CS.Cornell.EDU>

Date: Tue, 26 Nov 1996 13:35:39 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Third Edition of Golub and Van Loan**

The Third Edition of MATRIX COMPUTATIONS by Golub

and Van Loan is now available.

ISBN = 0-8018-5414-8

The Johns Hopkins University Press

There are over 100 new problems, 300 new references, and many

pointers to LAPACK. New features include

- A streamlined Chapter 6 (Parallel Matrix Computations).

- New subsections on equilibrium systems and unsymmetric Toeplitz solvers.

- Toeplitz/Circulant/FFT connections.

- A decoupling of Chapter 7 (The Unsymmetric Eigenproblem) and

Chapter 8 (The Symmetric Eigenproblem) so that they can be read in either

order.

- Expanded discussion of the unsymmetric Lanczos process, the

Arnoldi iteration, and other Krylov subspace methods.

- A new subsection on ULV updating.

- Algorithms for Toeplitz eigenproblems and orthogonal

matrix eigenproblems.

All this and a snappy red cover!

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

From: Mikhail A. Botchev <botchev@math.ruu.nl>

Date: Tue, 26 Nov 1996 20:47:53 +0100

**Subject: New Book by Prof. V. I. Lebedev **

As it was said by the famous Sobolev, for computational mathematics

Banach spaces are as indispensable as computers. New book of (former

Sobolev's PhD student) Prof. V.I.Lebedev (Institute for Numerical

Mathematics, Russian Academy of Sciences)

"An Introduction to Functional Analysis and Computational Mathematics",

has been published recently by Birkhauser (ISBN 0-8176-3888-1)

The book is based on the lectures read for many years by the author

in Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (the famous "PhysTech").

It is a perfect combination of real-life numerical techniques and advanced

theoretical bases. The Vishik-Lax-Milgram theorem, embedding theorems,

Galerkin and Ritz methods for operator equations, ... are just some

sketches of material presented. "I tried to keep my book easily

readable, so there is no one proof more than 1 page", he told. The book

is not only high-quality textbook, but also of high interest for experts

in many fields of Numerical Analysis. For example, you may find there

how to build up endlessly continuable and optimal two-term Chebyshev

iteration for linear system solution, or, how to integrate stiff ODEs

by explicit methods (it is not a joke, Lebedev's explicit stiff ODE

codes DUMKA are proved to be quit robust, they have been succesfully

used for several years).

Prof. V.I.Lebedev is directly reached through nucrect@inm.ras.ru;

also, Fortran77 code of DUMKA is freely available.

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

From: R. Baker Kearfott <rbk@usl.edu>

Date: Tue, 26 Nov 1996 23:12:29 -0600

**Subject: New Nonlinear Equations / Global Optimization Book**

My book, "Rigorous Global Search: Continuous Problems,"

ISBN: 0-7923-4238-0, is now available from Kluwer Academic Publishers.

The book treats research results and software in verified solution

of nonlinear systems and global optimization. It has an extensive

introduction to general theory and techniques. A table of contents and

preface are available, in Postscript form, at:

http://interval.usl.edu/books/table-of-contents-and-preface.ps

The index is available, in Postscript form, at:

http://interval.usl.edu/books/index.ps

The summary on the back cover and an order form are available at:

http://interval.usl.edu/books/Rigorous-Global-Search.txt

Special pricing for use as a course text is available.

I am also making my research code, in Fortran 90, available. This

code contains automatic differentiation, as described in the book,

nonlinear systems code, and code for constrained and unconstrained

optimization. Software engineering for neat packaging continues to proceed,

and different portions are in different states of polish. The

elementary portions (such as the interval arithmetic module) are in the

highest state of completion. The nonlinear systems solver is in relatively

good shape, while improvements are continuing on the general constrained

global optimization part.

The package includes a significant collection of test problems, written

simply in Fortran 90. Executables for Windows 95 machines (486 or higher)

and Sun Sparc machines are available. For source and executables, see:

ftp://interval.usl.edu/pub/interval_math/Fortran_90_software/INTOPT_90/">

All of the above URL's can be accessed from my home page at:

http://interval.usl.edu/kearfott.html

For alternate ordering instructions, see:

http://www.wkap.nl

Best regards,

R. Baker Kearfott

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

From: Harvey Greenberg <hgreenbe@carbon.cudenver.edu>

Date: Tue, 26 Nov 1996 16:41:40 -0700 (MST)

**Subject: Free DOS Software for Linear Programming**

This is to announce that you can get the latest DOS versions of ANALYZE,

MODLER and RANDMOD free. Here is a brief statement about each one. For

details please go to my web page at

http://www-math.cudenver.edu/~hgreenbe

These systems are for linear and integer programs.

ANALYZE - computer-assisted analysis.

MODLER - modeling language.

RANDMOD - randomizing instances (for experimentation).

Please pass this announcement on to others. Comments welcome.

Harvey J. Greenberg

hgreenbe@carbon.cudenver.edu

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

From: Trini Flores <flores@siam.org>

Date: Mon, 25 Nov 96 11:08:26 EST

**Subject: Deadline for SIAM Geosciences Conference**

Fourth SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the

Geosciences

June 16-18, 1997

Sheraton Old Town Hotel

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Due to several requests we have received, the DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION

of contributed abstracts has been EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 16, 1996. A

LaTeX macro to submit your abstract is available on the World Wide Web

at http:www.siam.org/conf.htm

SIAM

meetings@siam.org

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From: Andrew Knyazev <aknyazev@math.cudenver.edu>

Date: Sun, 1 Dec 1996 14:11:24 -0700 (MST)

**Subject: Minisymposium on Preconditioned Eigenproblems at SIAM Annual Meeting**

Dear colleagues,

I would like to organize a Minisymposium

"Preconditioned Methods for Large Eigenproblems"

at the 45-th SIAM's Anniversary Meeting,

July 14-18, 1997, Stanford University.

A minisymposium consists of four related talks of 30 minutes each.

Lanczos-Davidson-like methods are particularly welcomed.

Please, contact me ASAP if you would like to contribute a talk.

Deadline for submission of minisymposium proposals: December 16, 1996.

Thank you, Andrew Knyazev

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics

University of Colorado at Denver

http://www-math.cudenver.edu/~aknyazev

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

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

Date: Fri, 29 Nov 1996 20:40:35 -0700 (MST)

**Subject: Copper Mountain Conference on Multigrid Methods**

EIGHTH COPPER MOUNTAIN CONFERENCE ON MULTIGRID METHODS

Copper Mountain, Colorado, USA

APRIL 6-11, 1997

DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR SUBMISSION OF PAPERS FOR STUDENT SUPPORT:

Travel and lodging assistance will be awarded to student authors

judged to have the best research papers. Papers containing original

research due mainly to the student must be received before Dec. 15,

1995. They must be singly authored and may be no more than 10 pages

in length. Sending only an abstract is unacceptable. Authors will

be expected to present their paper in one of the regular conference

sessions. Student papers should be submitted as ps files by e-mail

to cm97@boulder.colorado.edu. If this is not possible, a hard copy

of the paper may be submitted by regular post to:

CMCMM97

Applied Math

Campus Box 526

University of Colorado

Boulder, CO 80309-0526

OTHER IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

Author Abstracts January 15, 1997

Papers for NASA Proceedings March 15, 1997

Guaranteed Availibility of Lodging February 6, 1997

Early Registration February 6, 1997

FURTHER INFORMATION:

For information such as registration, author instructions, and

lodging arrangements (including a lodging bulletin board), please

access: http://amath-www.colorado.edu:80/appm/faculty/copper/.

You may also contact us by email at cm97@boulder.colorado.edu.

Steve McCormick: Appl. Math, C.B. 526, U. of CO, Boulder, CO 80309-0526

(303)492-0662 stevem@newton.colorado.edu ftp://amath.colorado.edu/pub

-4066 fax http://amath-www.colorado.edu/appm/faculty/stevem/

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

From: Stanly Steinberg <stanly@math.unm.edu>

Date: Mon, 25 Nov 1996 16:24:20 -0700 (MST)

**Subject: PanAmerican Workshop in Applied and Computational Mathematics**

II PanAmerican Workshop

in

Applied and Computational Mathematics

September 8-12, 1997

Serrano, Gramado, BRASIL

Organized in cooperation with SIAM, the

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Applications of mathematics to industry, technology, science and society.

http://math.unm.edu/ACA/PanAm.html

panam97@mat.ufrgs.br

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

From: Petr Prikryl <prikryl@beba.cesnet.cz>

Date: Sat, 23 Nov 1996 17:25:54 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: Conference on Numerical Modelling in Continuum Mechanics**

Charles University Prague Czech Technical University Prague

Ruprecht-Karls-Universit\"at Heidelberg

First Announcement

NUMERICAL MODELLING IN CONTINUUM MECHANICS

Theory, Algorithms, Applications

The Third Summer Conference

Prague (Czech Republic), September 8 - 11, 1997

Chairmen:

Miloslav Feistauer, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Institute of

Numerical Mathematics, Charles University Prague

Karel Kozel, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of

Technical Mathematics, Czech Technical University Prague

Rolf Rannacher, Institute of Applied Mathematics,

Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg

Program Committee:

M. Feistauer, P. Le Tallec, K. Kozel, A. Quarteroni, R. Rannacher

Invited Plenary Speakers:

I. Babuska (USA), H.-G. Bock (FRG), R. Glowinski (USA), P. Le Tallec

(France), A. Quarteroni (Italy), V. Rivkind (Russia), Ch. Schwab

(Switzerland), J. Struckmeier (FRG), A. Valli (Italy), W.-L. Wendland

(FRG), J.-R. Whiteman (Great Britain)

Topics:

Fluid Dynamics

Non-Newtonian and Viscoelastic Flows

Porous Media Flows

Material, Structures and Optimization

Structural Mechanics

Call for Papers:

The program of the conference will include invited 50 minute lectures

and 20 minute communications. Please, apply to the contact address,indicate

your intention to give a communication and send us a 15 line abstract.

(This is necessary for acceptance of your communication.) All invited

lectures and communications can be published in the conference proceedings.

Detailed information will be given in the Second Announcement.

Social Program:

The participants will have the opportunity to visit historical parts of

Prague, one of the oldest and most beautiful European towns, full of

romanesque, gothic and baroque churches, palaces and monuments, and to

take part in the Welcome Party and a Concert.

Fees:

The basic fee is 500 US $, which covers Conference Fee, Welcome Party,

Concert, accomodation in double room (4 nights), meals (4x breakfast and

lunch) and refreshment during the conference. It also entitles

participants to receive a copy of the Conference Program, Abstract

Booklet and Proceedings.

The basic fee for accompanying persons is 250 US $, which includes

accomodation + breakfast (4x), Concert and Welcome Party.

Some reduction will be available for a limited number of PhD students

and participants from East European countries.

Important Dates:

February 28, 1997: Submittance of the Registration Form

April 30: Notification of acceptance of the communication

May 31: Payment of the Conference Fee

September 7: Arrival, registration

September 8-11: Scientific program

September 11 or 12: Departure

In view of air travel restrictions, it is possible to arrive already on

September 6 (Saturday).

Contact Address:

Prof. Dr. Miloslav Feistauer, DrSc.

Charles University Prague

Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Institute of Numerical Mathematics

Malostranske nam. 25

118 00 Praha 1

Czech Republic

E-mail: nmicm97@ms.mff.cuni.cz

Phone: +42 2 21914223, +42 2 535229

Fax: +42 2 535229

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From: Jose D. P. Rolim <rolim@cui.unige.ch>

Date: Mon, 25 Nov 1996 08:46:20 +0100

**Subject: Solving Irregularly Structured Problems in Parallel**

IRREGULAR'97

4th International Symposium on

Solving Irregularly Structured Problems in Parallel

11-13 June 1997

University of Paderborn, Germany

Call for Papers

SCOPE

The Symposium on Solving Irregularly Structured Problems in Parallel focuses

on algorithmic and system aspects arising in the development of efficient

parallel solutions to irregularly structured problems. It aims, in

particular, at fostering the cooperation among practitioners and

theoreticians of the field. IRREGULAR'97, to be held at the University of

Paderborn, Germany, on June 11--13, 1997, is the fourth in the series, after

Geneva, Lyon, and S. Barbara.

TOPICS

Papers are solicited in all research areas related to the parallelism of

irregular problems, including, but not limited to:

* algorithms and models

* applications

* approximation and randomization

* automatic program synthesis

* combinatorial optimization

* compiling

* imagery

* load balancing

* memory management

* parallel data structures

* scheduling and mapping

* sparse matrices

* symbolic computation

* tree-structured computations

PUBLICATION

Proceedings are to be published in the Springer-Verlag series Lecture Notes

in Computer Science. Extended versions of selected papers shall be invited

for a journal edition. Previous proceedings appeared as LNCS 980 and 1117.

INVITED SPEAKERS

* C. Leiserson, MIT Boston

* B. Monien, U. Paderborn

* F. Meyer auf der Heide, U. Paderborn

* A. Nicolau, UC Irvine

* J. Roman, U. of Bordeaux

IMPORTANT DATES

* Submissions: January 14, 1997

* Notifications: March 16,1997

* Camera Ready: April 4, 1997

SYMPOSIUM CHAIRS

A. Ferreira, ENS Lyon

J. Rolim, University of Geneva

PROGRAM CHAIR

G. Bilardi, University of Padova & University of Illinois at Chicago

LOCAL ORGANIZERS

* R. Lueling, U. of Paderborn

e-mail: rl@uni-paderborn.de

Further information can be found at

http://cuiwww.unige.ch/~rolim/irregular

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

From: Colloque DAE97 <dae97@aquilon.imag.fr>

Date: Mon, 25 Nov 1996 13:39:27 +0100

**Subject: Symposium on Differential-Algebraic Equations**

SYMPOSIUM ON DIFFERENTIAL-ALGEBRAIC EQUATIONS: ALGEBRAIC AND NUMERICAL ASPECTS

GRENOBLE (FRANCE),

MAY 26-28, 1997

The objective of this symposium is to bring together researchers, from

various fields, actively involved in the area of Differential-Algebraic

Equations (DAE). The study of DAE involves many disciplines: simulation of

physical phenomena, differential geometry, numerical integration on manifolds,

symbolic computing, differential algebra ... Through talks and open discussions

we aim to encourage cross-fertilization between these different areas. For

this reason papers making openings between disciplines would be very welcome.

This symposium should also be the occasion to review the state of the art in

the field. The symposium is organized by the Computer Algebra Team of the

Laboratoire de Modelisation et Calcul, Institut de Mathematiques Appliquees

de Grenoble (LMC_IMAG).

THEMES

Mathematical tools (index, canonical forms, singularities ...).

Algebraic algorithms and computation.

Numerical methods.

Software for the analysis and integration of DAE's.

Applications (physics, mechanics, chemistry, control ...).

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

S.L. Campbell - N. Carolina State U. (USA)

J. Della Dora - LMC-IMAG (F)

B.J. Leimkuhler - U. of Kansas (USA)

J. Tuomela - Helsinki U. of Technology (SF)

V. Gerdt - Nuclear Research Institute, Dubna (RU)

INVITED SPEAKERS

S.L. Campbell (N.Carolina State U.)

B.J. Leimkuhler (U. of Kansas)

S. Reich (Konrad-Zuse Zentrum, Berlin)

R. Marz (Humboldt U., Berlin)

CONTRIBUTIONS

We invite authors to send a one page abstract or a full paper (10 pages maximum)

before the end of march 1997.

INFORMATION

For information please contact:

DAE 97 -- R. Coleman

Equipe de Calcul Formel

Laboratoire LMC

46 Av. F\'elix Viallet

F38031 Grenoble Cedex

Tel.: (+) 33 4 76 57 48 69

Fax: (+) 33 4 76 57 48 03

E.m.: dae97@imag.fr

www: http://www-lmc.imag.fr/dae97

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

From: Richard Franke <rfranke@math.nps.navy.mil>

Date: Tue, 26 Nov 1996 13:01:05 -0800 (PST)

**Subject: Update on Asilomar Conference on Radial Basis Functions **

Dear Colleagues:

We have an update on the "Radial Basis Functions" conference at

the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California.

Because of problems scheduling the conference into the Center it

was necessary to change either the date or the venue. We have

decided to hold the conference from May 27-May 30, 1997. Check-

in at Asilomar will be after 3pm on May 27, with check-out by 12

noon on May 30.

As you know radial basis functions are becoming widely used in

neural networks, approximations, interpolation, partial and

integral differential equations, etc. We anticipate that this

conference will be an excellent opportunity for theoreticians and

practitioners to meet and exchange ideas in a setting conducive

to in-depth discussion.

The Asilomar Conference Center is located on the tip of the

Monterey Peninsula within a short walking distance from the

beach. This center offers conference rooms, with guest rooms and

full dining services under the American plan at a very reasonable

cost. Asilomar is within a short distance of many favorite

tourist spots such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Carmel-by-the-

Sea, the Big Sur coastline, and Point Lobos. Although it is

always tourist season on the Monterey Peninsula, the last week of

May should be relatively uncrowded.

We hope to keep registration costs low, below $170. More

information regarding the cost of accommodations will be

forthcoming, but depending on the type of room, a room and meals

for the three days of the conference should be no more than about

$250, single occupancy, with a substantial saving per person for

double occupancy. For those wanting to do so, an attempt to

facilitate room-sharing will be made. A few larger rooms are

available. It is possible to stay elsewhere, although there is

an additional charge of $7 per day for participants not staying

at the center, and arrangements for meals (perhaps at Asilomar)

will be necessary.

If you are not presently on our distribution list, please send us

your email address (or regular mail, if necessary), so we can be

sure you get the housing form and other information about the

meeting.

Prof. Richard Franke Dr. Edward J. Kansa

Mathematics Dept. Mail Stop L-200

Naval Postgraduate School Lawrence Livermore Nat. Lab.

Monterey, CA 93943-5216 Livermore,CA 94551-9900

email: rfranke@nps.navy.mil kansa1@llnl.gov

Please forward this message to any colleagues who might be

interested in participating in this conference.

Best wishes

Richard Franke, Rolland Hardy, Wendell Nuss, Supachai Sirayanone

and Ed Kansa

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

From: Adi Ben-Israel <bisrael@rutcor.rutgers.edu>

Date: Wed, 27 Nov 1996 23:10:09 -0500

SUbject: Symposium on Mathematical Programming

MPDP - 19

Nineteenth Symposium on Mathematical Programming

with Data Perturbations, MAY 22-23, 1997

The George Washington University

Washington, DC 20052, USA

http://rutcor.rutgers.edu:80/~bisrael/MPDP-19.html

The NINETEENTH Symposium on Mathematical Programming with Data Perturbations

will be held at George Washington University's Marvin Center on 22-23 May 1997.

The objective is to bring together practitioners who use mathematical

programming optimization models and deal with questions of sensitivity analysis,

with researchers who are developing techniques applicable to these problems.

CONTRIBUTED papers in mathematical programming are solicited in the following

ares:

1. Sensitivity and stability analysis and their applications

2. Solution methods for problems involving implicitly defined functions

3. Solution methods for problems involving deterministic or stochastic

parameter changes.

4. Solution approximation techniques and error analysis.

"CLINICAL" presentations that describe problems in sensitivity analysis

encountered in applications are also invited.

REGISTRATION and ABSTRACTS can be sent by mail or e-mail to any member of the

Organizing Committee (listed below), or submitted by using the electronic form

included in the symposium home-page:

http://rutcor.rutgers.edu:80/~bisrael/MPDP-19.html

where further information on the Symposium and on Washington DC is available.

DEADLINES:

15 March 1997 Registration and submission of tentative title and abstract

1 May 1997 Submission of final abstract for inclusion in the Symposium

Program

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Adi Ben-Israel <bisrael@rutcor.rutgers.edu>

RUTCOR - Rutgers Center for Operations Research

P.O.Box 5062

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08903-5062, USA

Tel: +1-908-445-5631, Fax: +1-908-445-5472

Hubertus Th. Jongen <jongen@rwth-aachen.de>

RWTH-Aachen

Lehrstuhl C fuer Mathematik

Templergraben 55

D-52062 Aachen, Germany

Tel: +49-241-804540, Fax: +49-241-8888390

Diethard Klatte <klatte@ior.unizh.ch>

Institut fuer Operations Research

Universitaet Zuerich

Moussonstr. 15

CH-8044 Zuerich, Switzerland

Tel: +41-1-257 3772, Fax: +41-1-252 1162

Doug Ward <dw86mthf@miamiu.acs.muohio.edu>

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Miami University

Oxford, OH 45056-1641, USA

Tel: +1-513-529-3534, Fax: +1-513-529-1493

GENERAL CHAIRMAN

Anthony V. Fiacco

Department of Operations Research

The George Washington University

Washington, DC 20052, USA

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From: Bob McLatchie <Bob.McLatchie@comlab.ox.ac.uk>

Date: Thu, 28 Nov 1996 15:36:02 +0000

**Subject: Parallel Programming with BSPlib**

Parallel Programming with BSPlib: Boot-Up Day

Friday 10 January 1997

Oxford University Computing Lab.

Would you like to be able to write architecture-independent but

efficient parallel code ? Have you tried MPI and PVM, and now

want a simpler alternative ? Are you fed up with dead lock in your code ?

Or, maybe you've heard of Bulk Synchronous Parallel (BSP)

programming or the BSPlib proposals for BSP primitives,

available as part of the BSP Programming Environment being

developed by Oxford Parallel, and want to know more ?

Then this could be the course for you!

The Bulk Synchronous Parallel (BSP) model unlocks the

potential of parallel computing. It allows developers to write

software that is architecture-independent and yet takes advantage

of whatever parallel computing facilities a particular machine

can offer.

An advantage of BSPlib, an implementation of the BSP

approach, over other approaches to architecture-independent

programming such as the message passing libraries PVM or

MPI lies in the simplicity of its interface. A piece of software

written for an ordinary, sequential machine can be transformed

to a parallel application with the addition of a bare minimum of

instructions for parallel execution.

Another advantage is the predictability of performance. The time

required to execute a program can be computed from the

program text and two parameters that characterise the target

architecture. BSP cost analysis can therefore be used to guide

algorithm development towards highly optimised solutions that

are applicable across a wide range of architectures.

Objectives of the One-Day Practical Course

This practical one day course will introduce the world-wide BSP

parallel programming library BSPlib to users interested in, or

active in, parallel computing. A pre-requisite is a working

knowledge of C or FORTRAN. The main objectives of the

BSPlib Boot-Up day are to enable the participant to:

get BSPlib (from the World Wide Web or supplied disk) and

install it on a variety of machines;

execute and profile the example programs (C, FORTRAN),

and write parallel codes using BSPlib;

derive a simple cost model, and use the BSPlib profiling tool

to enable accurate prediction on parallel performance across all

platforms.

All participants will be supplied with a "start-up" kit including:

detailed course notes;

the BSPlib source;

numerous example programs.

This course is not intended as an introduction to parallel

computing, or as a discussion about the theoretical aspects of

BSP.

Full details are available at

http://www.comlab.ox.ac.uk/oucl/oxpara/courses/bspday.htm or

from me at one of the addresses given below.

Bob McLatchie Oxford Parallel

OUCL Wolfson Building Phone: +44 1865 273897

Parks Road Fax: +44 1865 273819

Oxford, England e-mail: bob.mclatchie@comlab.ox.ac.uk

OX1 3QD

http://www.comlab.ox.ac.uk/oucl/oxpara.html

University of Oxford Parallel Applications Centre

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From: Svetozar Margenov <margenov@amigo.acad.bg>

Date: Fri, 29 Nov 1996 17:40:26 +0200

**Subject: Scientific Computations Workshop in Bulgaria**

Ist WORKSHOP ON "LARGE-SCALE SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATIONS"

organized by O.P. Iliev, S.D. Margenov and P.S. Vassilevski

WWW-site: HTTP://COPERN.ACAD.BG (the full announcement is already available)

Organizer: The Central Laboratory on Parallel Processing (formerly, the Center

of Informatics and Computing Technology), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS)

in cooperation with the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics (IMI), BAS.

The format of the workshop is expected to be similar to the IMACS International

Symposium on Iterative Methods in Linear Algebra, held in Blagoevgrad,June 1995.

This first in a row workshop is planned to have special emphasis on:

"Numerical Simulation of Groundwater Contaminant Transport and

its Environmental Applications"

in the form of training seminar. For this particular topic we acknowledge the

support by UNESCO, Venice office.

Tame: The workshop is scheduled for June 7- June 11, 1997.

Place: International House of Scientists "F. Curie",

Resort "sv. Konstantin i Elena" near Varna.

Specific topics of interest are:

(1) Adaptive methods for coupled elliptic systems;Convection-diffusion problems;

(2) MG/DD methods for linear/non-linear problems;

(3) Multiscale methods; theory and computation;

(4) Conservative schemes and mixed finite element computations;

(5) Basic iterative methods and robust preconditioning;

(6) Parallel performance;

(7) Modeling of contaminant transport in hydrology and related applications.

Plenary and Invited Speakers:

Myron Allen, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA;

Wolfgang Dahmen, RWTH, Aachen, Germany;

Michael Griebel, University of Bonn, Germany;

Sergey V. Nepomnyaschikh, Computing Center, Novosibirsk, Russia;

Joseph E. Pasciak, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, USA;

Michael Schafer, University of Darmstadt, Germany;

Petr Vabishchevich, Institute for Mathematical Modeling, Moscow, Russia;

Ragnar Winther, University of Oslo, Norway.

Special Sessions: Participants interested in organizing special sessions

are invited to contact any member of the local organizing committee.

Conference secretary:

Ms Sylvia Grozdanova,

Address:

CLPP-BAS, "Acad. G. Bontchev" street, Block 25A,

BG-1113 Sofia, Bulgaria;

FAX:(-359-2)-707-273;

E-mail: scicom97@iscbg.acad.bg.

For more detailed information (deadlines etc.) see our www--site:

http://copern.acad.bg

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From: Robert Corless <rmc@pineapple.apmaths.uwo.ca>

Date: Mon, 2 Dec 1996 09:46:57 -0500

**Subject: Canadian Applied Mathematics Society**

Canadian Applied Mathematics Society

18th CAMS/SCMA ANNUAL MEETING,

May 30 to June 1, 1997,

Toronto, Ontario.

Features a Workshop on Cryptography and Data Security, May 29

and Minisymposia will include Communication Networks, Computers in

Mathematics Education, Cryptography, Environmental Problems,

Financial Mathematics and Risk Management, Fractal Image Compression,

Geophysics, Industrial Mathematics, Mathematics in Medicine,

Biophysics and Physiology, Mesoscale Phenomena in Fluids and

Materials, Modeling of Polymers, Neural Networks, Numerical Analysis

of Differential Equations, Parallel Computation, Pulsative Flows,

Waves, and others. Eleven plenary talks are scheduled,including one

given by the CAMS PhD Dissertation Award winner. Contributed

talks and poster presentations are invited and there will be a prize

for the best graduate student poster. For more information contact

CAMS97@fields.utoronto.ca

and see

http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/cams97.html

Posted for CAMS '97 co-chairs Bill Langford, Anna Lawniczak and Paul Sullivan,

by permission.

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From: Jorge More' <more@mcs.anl.gov>

Date: Mon, 02 Dec 1996 12:04:54 -0600

**Subject: Wilkinson Fellowship in Scientific Computing**

WILKINSON FELLOWSHIP IN SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING

Mathematics and Computer Science Division

Argonne National Laboratory

The Mathematics and Computer Science Division of Argonne National

Laboratory invites outstanding candidates to apply for the

J. H. Wilkinson Fellowship in Scientific Computing. The appointment

is for one year and may be renewed for a second year.

This fellowship was created in memory of Dr. James Hardy Wilkinson,

F.R.S., who had a close association with the Mathematics and

Computer Science Division as a consultant and guiding spirit for the

EISPACK and LINPACK projects. The Wilkinson Fellowship is intended

to encourage young scientists actively engaged in state-of-the-art

research in scientific computing. Candidates must have received

their Ph.D. not more than three years prior to the beginning of the

appointment. The benefits of the appointment include a highly

competitive salary, moving expenses, and a generous professional

travel allowance.

The appointment will be in the Mathematics and Computer Science

Division, which has strong programs in scientific computing,

software tools, and computational mathematics. Of special interest

are numerical methods and software for linear algebra, optimization,

unstructured mesh computations, computational differentiation,

software tools for parallel computing; and state-of-the-art

numerical methods for computational science problems.

The Mathematics and Computer Science Division has an outstanding

computational environment that includes high-performance scientific

workstations, a scientific visualization laboratory, a 128-node IBM

SP, a multimedia laboratory, and a virtual environment research

facility.

For more information concerning the Mathematics and Computer Science

Division and its facilities, see http://www.mcs.anl.gov. Argonne is

located in the southwestern Chicago suburbs, offering the advantages

of affordable housing, good schools, and easy access to the cultural

attractions of the city.

Resumes should be addressed to Walter McFall, Box mcs-wilkinson,

Employment and Placement, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass

Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439, and must include a statement of research

goals, and the names and addresses of three references. The closing

date for applications is January 24, 1997. The applications will be

reviewed by a selection committee and a candidate announced in April

1997. Further inquiries can be made by sending e-mail to

griffin@mcs.anl.gov.

Argonne is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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From: Hans Engler <ENGLER@guvax.acc.georgetown.edu>

Date: Mon, 25 Nov 1996 11:02:14 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Faculty Postion at Georgetown University**

Faculty Position at Georgetown University, Washington DC

The Department of Mathematics has a tenure track-position at

the Assistant Professor level beginning August 25, 1997. The

Ph.D. degree in Mathematics is required with strong research credentials

in partial differential equations or harmonic analysis,

preferably including computational aspects. A commitment to excellence

in undergraduate teaching is essential.

Send resume and reprints or preprints of no more than three research papers,

and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to

Professor John Lagnese

Chairman of the Search Committee

Department of Mathematics

Box 571233

Georgetown University

Washington, DC 20057

U.S.A.

Complete applications must be received by January 1, 1997.

Georgetown University is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative

Action institution in employment and admissions.

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From: Don Goldfarb <gold@ieor.columbia.edu>

Date: Mon, 25 Nov 96 11:29:49 EST

**Subject: Faculty Position at Columbia University**

FACULTY POSITION IN OPTIMIZATION AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY:

Columbia University

Industrial Engineering and

Operations Research Department

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment starting July

1, 1997.

We seek an individual with a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, Operations

Research, or a related field with outstanding research ability and

potential. Candidates with research and teaching interests in optimization

are particularly encouraged to apply; however, applicants with research and

teaching interests in all areas of industrial engineering and operations

research will be considered. Senior candidates must have a distinguished

record of achievement.

The appointee is expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses,

be actively involved in research, and supervise doctoral students.

Columbia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and

especially welcomes applications from qualified women and minorities.

Interested individuals should send a current resume, letters from at least

two references, and copies of publications by January 15, 1997 to:

Chairman, Search Committee

Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

331 S.W.Mudd, MC 7404

Columbia University

New York, NY 10027

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From: Heinz W. Engl <engl@indmath.uni-linz.ac.at>

Date: Tue, 26 Nov 96 08:28:27 +0100

**Subject: Positions at MathConsult, Linz, Austria**

Two Positions at MathConsult GmbH

At MathConsult GmbH in Linz, Austria, two positions are vacant.

MathConsult GmbH is a startup company which was founded as a bridge institution

between the Industrial Mathematics Institute (Prof. Engl) at the University of

Linz and industry. It should help to speed up the transfer of mathematical

expertise from university to industry and economy and provide solutions to

industrial problems, including software. In general, there is a close

cooperation between MathConsult GmbH and the Industrial Mathematics Institute.

We are looking for mathematicians/ software engineers for the following

two projects:

The first project deals with a new technology for obtaining metallic iron

from iron ore. There will be a project team with one person from the Industrial

Mathematics Institute and one person from MathConsult GmbH working full time on

the project and some people from our industrial partner working part time on

the project.

The project team should develop a mathematical model for the process and then

develop codes for the numerical simulation of the process (in C++).

Applicants should have a degree in Applied Mathematics, a sound knowledge

of numerics of PDEs and experience in C++ programming.

The second project deals with the mathematics of financial markets. Our

partner company provides programs for portfolio management and risk analysis.

We develop codes for new financial instruments and give high-level support

(including trainings) to local (i.e. central European) customers.

Applicants should have a degree in Mathematics or Computer Science, experience

in C++ programming and be interested in Financial Mathematics.

Applicants for both positions must have a citizenship of a country of the

European Community or Norway or Switzerland.

Send your applications (including a CV) by e-mail to

binder@mathconsult.co.at

or by fax to

Dr.Andreas Binder, MathConsult GmbH, Altenberger Str. 74, A-4040 Linz,

FAX: +43(0)732-757207-9

== Prof.Dr.Heinz W. Engl

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From: Kevin Burrage <kb@maths.uq.oz.au>

Date: Tue, 26 Nov 1996 10:29:59 +1000

**Subject: Scholarships at the University of Queensland**

PhD or Masters Scholarship

at the University of Queensland

Brisbane, Australia

This is an opportunity for a student to work in a new and exciting area which

involves sophisticated computational techniques with important real-life

applications.

Research project:

"The development of stochastic models and efficient numerical techniques for

solving stochastic differential equations in environmental modelling"

Funding:

A$15,000 is available either as a top-up over 3 years (at A$5,000 per annum

for 1997-1999) to an existing APA, or as a one year scholarship (1997).

The successful student would work under the guidance of the principal

investigators:

Professor Kevin Burrage (Computational Mathematics)

and Professor Ray Volker (Civil Engineering).

Equipment:

The successful student would have access to state-of-the-art SGI workstations

as well as the University Of Queensland's 20 processor parallel supercomputer.

Potential applicants should contact

Professor Kevin Burrage, Department of Mathematics,

University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Australia

email: kb@maths.uq.oz.au

phone +61 07 33653487

or

Professor Ray Volker

Deparrtment of Civil Engineering

University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Australia

email:volker@uq_civil.civil.uq.oz.au

phone +61 07 33653619

Note students who do not have Australian citizenship must pay tuition fees

of $A15,200 per annum from other sources. It is, however, possible to get

a scholarship to cover these tuition fees

PhD Scholarship(s)

at the University of Queensland

Brisbane, Australia

This is an opportunity for a student to work in a new and exciting area which

involves sophisticated computational techniques with important real-life applications.

Research project:

"Large-scale parallel numerical methods for differential-algebraic equations

in process engineering"

Funding:

A PhD scholarship of $15,000 per annum over 3 years for 1997-1999 is available.

Alternatively, several top-ups to an existing APA will be granted for suitable applicants based on their ability.

The successful student would work under the guidance of the principal investigators: Professor Kevin Burrage, Dr Roger Sidje (Computational Mathematics) and A/Professor Ian Cameron (Chemical Engineering).

Equipment:

The successful student would have access to state-of-the-art SGI workstations

as well as the University Of Queensland's 20 processor parallel supercomputer.

Potential applicants should contact

Professor Kevin Burrage, Department of Mathematics,

University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Australia

email: kb@maths.uq.oz.au

phone +61 07 33653487

Note students who do not have Australian citizenship must pay tuition fees

of $A15,200 per annum from other sources. It is, however, possible to get

a scholarship to cover these tuition fees

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From: ETNA <etna@etna.mcs.kent.edu>

Date: Thu, 28 Nov 1996 10:15:32 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: ETNA's Fall Issue**

Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis (ETNA).

Volume 4, Fall 1996.

Contents.

89 An analysis of the pole placement problem.

I. The single-input case.

Volker Mehrmann and Hongguo Xu.

Files.

vol.4.1996/pp89-105.dir/pp89-105.ps.

106 Ray sequences of Laurent-type rational functions.

I. E. Pritsker.

Files.

vol.4.1996/pp106-124.dir/pp106-124.ps.

125 On the solution of Cauchy systems of equations.

D. Calvetti and L. Reichel.

Files.

vol.4.1996/pp125-137.dir/pp125-137.ps.

ETNA articles can be obtained via the World Wide Web (URL

http://etna.mcs.kent.edu), Gopher (etna.mcs.kent.edu), anonymous ftp

(etna.mcs.kent.edu), or e-mail (send requests to mailer@etna.mcs.kent.edu).

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From: Jesse de Does <jesse@ns.baltzer.nl>

Date: Mon, 25 Nov 1996 08:59:16 +0100

**Subject: Contents, Annals of Numerical Mathematics**

[Editor's Note: This was truncated in last week's Digest. A non-ASCII

character was at fault. -- Cleve]

Contents: Annals of numerical Mathematics Vol 4, 1997

The heritage of P.L. Chebyshev: A Festschrift in honor of the 70th birthday

of T.J. Rivlin

Editor: Charles A. Micchelli

Dedication

Charles A. Micchelli

On the work of Theodore J. Rivlin

C.A. Micchelli

A brief preface

T.J. Rivlin

On Chebyshev polynomials in dynamics

R. Adler, B. Kitchens, C.A. Micchelli and C. Tresser 1

Renewal sequences and ordered partitions

J.M. Anderson and A. Hinkkanen 11

Bounds for the trace of the inverse and the determinant of symmetric

positive definite matrices

Z. Bai and G.H. Golub 29

On approximation by exponentials

B.J.C. Baxter and A. Iserles 39

A discrepancy lemma for oscillating polynomials and sign changes of the

error function of best approximants

H.-P. Blatt 55

On the zeros of various kinds of orthogonal polynomials

C. Brezinski and M. Redivo-Zaglia 67

On the lower semicontinuity of best rational Chebyshev approximation

B. Brosowski 79

Rivlin's problem

B. Brosowski and F. Deutsch 95

Lebesgue functions for polynomial interpolation -- a survey

L. Brutman 111

On a recovery problem

M. Buhmann and A. Pinkus 129

The approximate sampling theorem, Poisson's sum formula, a decomposition

theorem for Parseval's equation and their interconnections

P.L. Butzer and A. Gessinger 143

Support and foundation of bases

J.M. Carnicer, T.N.T. Goodman and J.M. Pena 161

Lacunary interpolation by cosine polynomials

A.S. Cavaretta, C.R. Selvaraj and A. Sharma 181

A study of asymptotically optimal time-frequency localization by scaling

functions and wavelets

C.K. Chui and J.Z. Wang 193

A de Montessus theorem for multivariate homogeneous Pade approximants

A. Cuyt and D.S. Lubinsky 217

The multiplicity of a spline zero

C. de Boor 229

Overconvergence of some simultaneous Hermite-Pade interpolants

M.G. de Bruin and A. Sharma 239

Approximation by feed-forward neural networks

R.A. DeVore, K.I. Oskolkov and P.P. Petrushev 261

Uniqueness of least-norm generalized monosplines induced by log-concave

weight-functions

N. Dyn 289

On upper bounds for the number of extrema of Chebyshev alternants

M.K. El-Daou and E.L. Ortiz 301

Polynomial approximation of functions continuous on [-1, 1] and analytic on

(-1, 1)

D. Gaier 315

On the computation of special Sobolev-type orthogonal polynomials

W. Gautschi 329

On some recursive triangular systems

W.M.Y. Goh, E. Schmutz and J. Wimp 343

On a measure of dissimilarity between positive definite matrices

A.J. Hoffman and C.A. Micchelli 351

On computing $Ax$ and $\pi^T A$, when A is sparse

A.J. Hoffman, W.R. Pulleyblank and J.A. Tomlin 359

The dynamics of group automorphisms

B. Kitchens 369

A variational approach to optimizing linear functionals over Haar spaces

A. Kro=F3 and D. Schmidt 393

Weighted polynomial approximation of some entire functions on the real line

A. Kro=F3, J. Szabados and R.S. Varga 405

On monotone and convex approximation by splines with free knots

D. Leviatan and A. Shadrin 415

On optimal Pade-type cuts

A.P. Magnus 435

Subdivision schemes with non-negative masks converge always -- unless they

obviously cannot?

A.A. Melkman 451

On a measure of dissimilarity for normal probability densities

C.A. Micchelli 461

A splitting problem

D.J. Newman 479

Fast multipoint polynomial evaluation and interpolation

via computations with structured matrices V.Y. Pan, A. Zheng, X. Huang and

Y. Yu 483

Bernstein polynomials based on the q-integers

G.M. Phillips 511

A new iterative algorithm for thin plate spline interpolation in two

dimensions

M.J.D. Powell 519

The Fundamental Theorem of Linear Programming applied to certain extremal

problems for polynomials

M.A. Qazi and Q.I. Rahman 529

Optimal recovery in translation-invariant spaces of functions

R. Schaback 547

The Chebyshev constant of a linear set

H.S. Shapiro 557

On the zeros of generalized Jacobi polynomials

P. V=E9rtesi 561

Smoothing spline ANOVA fits for very large, nearly regular data sets, with

application to historical global climate data

G. Wahba and Z. Luo 579

Measurable entire functions

B. Weiss 599

Strong tractability of weighted tensor products

H. Wozniakowski 607

Summability of certain product ultraspherical orthogonal series in several

variables

Y. Xu 623

Author index 639

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From: Karin Remington <karin@cam.nist.gov>

Date: Mon, 2 Dec 96 11:28:26 EST

**Subject: Contents, Transactions on Mathematical Software**

Table of Contents

ACM TRANSACTIONS ON MATHEMATICAL SOFTWARE (TOMS)

Volume 22, Number 4 (December 1996)

R. Baker Kearfott

Algorithm 763: INTERVAL_ARITHMETIC: A Fortran 90 Module for an

Interval Data Type

385-392.

R. B. Lehoucq

The Computation of Elementary Unitary Matrices

393-400.

J. C. Butcher, J. R. Cash, and M. T. Diamantakis

DESI Methods for Stiff Initial Value Problems

401-422.

Michael S. P. Eastham, Charles T. Fulton, and Steven Pruess

Using the SLEDGE Package on Sturm-Liouville Problems Having Nonempty

Essential Spectrum

423-446.

Sanjiva Weerawarana, Elias N. Houstis, John R. Rice, Anupam Joshi, and

Catherine E. Houstis

PYTHIA: A Knowledge Based System for Intelligent Scientific Computing

447-468.

C. Bradford Barber, David P. Dobkin, and Hannu Huhdanpaa

The Quickhull Algorithm for Convex Hulls

469-483.

T. K. Sarkar

A Composition-Alias Method for Generating Gamma Variates with

Shape Parameter Greater than 1

484-492.

Roger W. Koenker and Pin T. Ng

A Remark on Bartels and Conn's Linearly Constrained, Discrete l_1 Problems

493-495.

J. K. Reid

Remark on Fast Floating-Point Processing in Common Lisp

496-497.

W. Van Snyder

Remark on Algorithm 723: Fresnel Integrals

498-500.

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