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

- NA Digest Calendar
- Mihai Anitescu is Wilkinson Fellow
- Survey of Freely Available Linear Algebra Software
- Finite Element People Home-Pages
- Change of Address for Marcin Paprzycki
- New Book on Parallel Optimization.
- Jostle v2.0, Mesh Partitioning & Load-balancing Software
- ICM98 Session on Mathematical Software
- Workshop Course on Wavelets and Filter Banks
- Faculty Position at University of Trier
- Positions at University of Freiburg
- Lectureship at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
- Postdoctoral Position at Universitaet Augsburg
- Positions at Weierstrass Institute, Berlin
- New Journal, Parallel and Distributed Computing Practices
- Contents, IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis
- Contents, SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis

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

Date: Sun Jun 1 17:42:31 EDT 1997

**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 #

July 8-11 Finite Element Method Taejon, Korea 20

July 9-11 Computational Fluid Dynamics Twente, Netherlands 38

July 9-12 Iterative Methods Laramie, WY 36

July 11-12 Randomization and Approximation Bologna, Italy 03

July 13-17 Gordon Conference on HPC and NII Plymouth NH 11

July 13-18 SIAM Annual Meeting Stanford, CA 36

July 13-15 AWM Workshop at SIAM Meeting Stanford, CA 01

July 14-18 Theoretical and Computational Acoustics New York, NY 96:14

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

July 23-25 Wavelets and Filter Banks Fairfax, VA 22

July 24-26 Applications of Computer Algebra Maui, Hawaii 14

July 24-25 Matrix Methods in Stochastic Models Winnipeg, Canada 47

July 30... ATLAST Linear Algebra Workshop Madison, WI 08

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

Aug. 10-13 Finite Difference Methods Rousse, Bulgaria 19

Aug. 10-14 Domain Decomposition Boulder, CO 40

Aug. 11-13 Modeling Complex Turbulent Flows Hampton, VA 22

Aug. 11-15 Computational Mathematics Guangzhou, China 48

Aug. 16-17 Matrix Methods for Statistics Istanbul, Turkey 19

Aug. 17-24 Continuum Mechanics Models Zhukovskii, Russia 03

Aug. 20-22 Local to Global Optimization Linkoping, Sweden 05

Aug. 20-22 Automated Timetabling Toronto, Canada 07

Aug. 24-29 IMACS World Congress Berlin, Germany 96:07

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 47

Sep. 1- 5 Numerical Solution of ODEs Halle, Germany 96:13

Sep. 2 Reduction in Chemical Kinetics Paris, France 22

Sep. 2- 5 Algoritmy'97, Scientific Computing West Tatra, Slovakia 22

Sep. 8-11 Continuum Mechanics Prague, Czech Republic 08

Sep. 8-12 Applied and Computational Mathematics Gramado, Brazil 20

Sep. 8-12 Parallel Computing Technologies Yaroslavl, Russia 06

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. 15-18 Parallel Computing in Fluid Mechanics Pisa. Italy 15

Sep. 15-19 Scientific Computing & Diff. Eqns. Grado, Italy 21

Sep. 16-19 Visualization and Mathematics Berlin-Dahlem, Germany 09

Sep. 22 Scottish Computational Mathematics Edinburgh, Scotland 25

Sep. 24-26 Dutch Numerical Mathematicians Zeist, Netherlands 18

Sep. 29... ENUMATH 97 Conference Heidelberg, Germany 47

Oct. 6- 9 Optimization and Linear Algebra Qingdao, China 19

Oct. 13-17 Computational Methods & Function Theory Nicosia, Cyprus 16

Oct. 15-17 Large-scale Analysis Symposium Williamsburg VA. 12

Oct. 17-18 London Math Society on PDEs London, England 47

Oct. 24-25 Kalamazoo Matrix Symposium Kalamazoo, MI 13

Oct. 29.... SIAM Applied Linear Algebra Snowbird, Utah 26

Nov. 3- 5 Fourth European PVM/MPI Users' Group Cracow, Poland 13

Nov. 3- 6 Geometric Design Nashville, TN 15

Nov. 5- 8 Hewlett-Packard Computing Cracow, Poland 08

Nov. 10-12 Workshop on Wavelets and Filter Banks Braunschweig, Germany 27

Dec. 15-17 Hyperbolic Conservation Laws Stockholm, Sweden 26

1998

Jan. 3- 6 Approximation Theory Nashville, TN 10

Jan. 5- 9 Matrix Theory Haifa, Israel 19

Jan. 21-23 Computational Aerosciences Workshop Hampton, VA 25

Jan. 23-24 Honor Olof Widlund New York, NY 08

Jan. 25-27 Discrete Algorithms San Francisco, CA 18

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

Mar. 24-27 Neurocomputing Munich, Germany 15

Mar. 31... Numerical Methods for Fluid Dynamics Oxford, England 24

Apr. 1- 4 Computational Engineering Nabeul-Hammamet, Tunisia 24

Apr. 20-23 Interval Methods Nanjing, China 21

Apr. 27-29 Real Numbers and Computers Paris, France 25

June 14-18 Applied Parallel Computing Umea, Sweden 07

June 16-17 Numerical Analysis and Computers Manchester, England 24

June 22-26 Spectral and High Order Methods Tel Aviv, Israel 19

June 29... Congress on Computational Mechanics Buenos Aires, Argentina 23

July 1- 3 Optimization Perth, Australia 22

July 20-22 Optimization Coimbra, Portugal 20

Aug. 18-27 VideoMath Festival Berlin, Germany 12

Aug. 18-27 ICM98 Session on Mathematical Software Berlin, Germany 27

Aug. 19-23 Numerical Methods Sofia, Bulgaria 26

Aug. 24-26 Hydroinformatics Copenhagen, Denmark 25

Aug. 24-27 Computational Mechanics Miskolc, Hungary 25

Aug. 31... IFIP World Computer Congress Vienna and Budapest 46

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

Date: Sun, 29 Jun 1997 19:43:30 -0500

**Subject: Mihai Anitescu is Wilkinson Fellow**

Mihai Anitescu of the University of Iowa has been named the 1997

Wilkinson Fellow in Scientific Computing. He will join the

Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National

Laboratory for a one-year term beginning this summer.

In announcing the award, the selection committee members cited

Anitescu's exceptional insight into physical phenomena,

communication skills, publication record, and broad background in

electrical engineering, applied mathematics, and computational

science. He was the committee's first choice in a strong field

of candidates for this fellowship.

Anitescu received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Iowa in

May 1997, under the direction of Florian Potra. He has extensive

experience in modeling contact dynamics problems, an area with

important applications in robotics. In particular, Anitescu has

developed efficient algorithms for real-time interactive

simulation in virtual environments.

Anitescu will join the faculty of the Mathematics Department at

the University of Pittsburgh in September of 1998.

The Wilkinson Fellowship was created by Argonne's Mathematics and

Computer Science Division in memory of Dr. James Hardy Wilkinson,

F.R.S., who for many years acted as a consultant and guiding

spirit for such efforts as the EISPACK and LINPACK projects. The

fellowship is intended to assist a young scientist engaged in

state-of-the-art research in scientific computing.

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From: Jack Dongarra <dongarra@cs.utk.edu>

Date: Fri, 4 Jul 1997 08:35:00 -0400

**Subject: Survey of Freely Available Linear Algebra Software**

I'm putting together information on freely available software

for the solution of linear algebra problems.

The interest is in software for high-performance computers

that's available in source form on the web for solving problems

in numerical linear algebra, specifically dense, sparse direct and

iterative systems and sparse iterative eigenvalue problems.

I have started a list, see the url

http://www.netlib.org/utk/people/JackDongarra/la-sw.html

Please let me know about updates and corrections.

Thanks,

Jack

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From: Leo Franca <lfranca@math.cudenver.edu>

Date: Thu, 3 Jul 1997 13:46:40 -0600 (MDT)

**Subject: Finite Element People Home-Pages**

I have added a home-page for ``Finite Element People'' to

facilitate finding the home-pages of researchers/scientists

that use/develop/improve/analyze finite element methods in

several applications.

I started by putting about 30 addresses I had in my bookmarks,

and I hope to hear from anyone interested in having their name

on this page (Engineers as well as Numerical Analysts):

http://www-math.cudenver.edu/~lfranca/links/fem_people.html

Leopoldo P. Franca || Phone: (303) 556-8460

Department of Mathematics || Fax: (303) 556-8550

University of Colorado at Denver || e-mail: lfranca@math.cudenver.edu

P.O. Box 173364, Campus Box 170 || http://www-math.cudenver.edu/~lfranca/

Denver, CO 80217-3364, USA

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From: Marcin Paprzycki <paprzycki_M@utpb.edu>

Date: Mon, 30 Jun 1997 12:07:26 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: Change of Address for Marcin Paprzycki**

Dear Colleagues,

I have accepted an appointment at USM and my new address is:

Marcin Paprzycki

Department of Computer Science and Statistics

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS 39406, USA

M.Paprzycki@usm.edu

Sincerely,

Marcin Paprzycki

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From: Yair Censor <yair@mathcs2.haifa.ac.il>

Date: Tue, 1 Jul 1997 16:55:24 +0300 (IDT)

**Subject: New Book on Parallel Optimization. **

NEW BOOK ON PARALLEL OPITIMIZATION

We are pleased to announce the publication of our new book, available July

1997:

PARALLEL OPTIMIZATION : THEORY, ALGORITHMS, AND APPLICATIONS

By Yair Censor and Stavros A. Zenios,

A volume in the series: "Numerical Mathematics and Scientific Computation",

Oxford University Press, New York, 1997.

Hardcover, 576 pages.

This book offers a unique pathway to methods of parallel optimization by

introducing parallel computing ideas into both optimization theory and into

some numerical algorithms for large-scale optimization problems.

The three parts of the book bring together relevant theory, careful study

of algorithms, and modeling of significant real-world problems such as image

reconstruction from projections, radiation therapy treatment planning, multi-

commodity network flow problems, planning under uncertainty, and matrix

balancing problems.

For more information on the book (Title Page, Foreword, Preface,

Organization of the Book, Suggested Course Outlines, Acknowledgements),

please visit on the internet either one of the authors' home pages:

http://www.ucy.ac.cy/ucy/pba/zenios/

or

http://s3.haifa.ac.il/math/censor.html

or the publisher at

http://www.oup-usa.org/gcdocs/gc_019510062X.html

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From: Chris Walshaw <C.Walshaw@greenwich.ac.uk>

Date: Fri, 4 Jul 1997 11:16:28 +0100 (BST)

**Subject: Jostle v2.0, Mesh Partitioning & Load-balancing Software**

We would like to announce the release of the JOSTLE software package

Version 2.0 for partitioning unstructured meshes for use on distributed

memory parallel computers. Executables of the software are freely available

for academic and research purposes, but interested users are required

to sign a licencing agreement.

The code is designed to partition unstructed meshes (for example,

finite element or finite volume meshes) and can also be used to

repartition and load-balance existing partitions (such as those

deriving from adaptive refined meshes). Jostle is extremely fast

and provides high quality partitioning and load-balancing.

Version 2.0 is considerably faster and produces higher

quality partitions than version 1.0. Some sample comparisons are

shown in the table below (E_c is the number of cut edges, and

t(s) the runtime in seconds on a sun workstation for two different

meshes and varying P - the number of partitions)

jostle v1.0 jostle v2.0

=========== ===========

mesh P E_c t(s) E_c t(s)

======= === ===== ==== ===== =====

dime20 16 1745 16.19 1488 5.16

dime20 32 2898 15.01 2422 5.15

dime20 64 4154 14.84 3755 6.36

dime20 128 6438 15.39 5639 8.32

mesh100 16 6212 7.44 5064 3.17

mesh100 32 9038 7.96 7934 4.47

mesh100 64 12426 8.22 11393 4.82

mesh100 128 15784 11.83 15494 7.86

You can find out more about the underlying algorithms via papers available

from the jostle home page:

http://www.gre.ac.uk/~c.walshaw/jostle/

In particular "Mesh partitioning and load-balancing for distributed memory

parallel systems" gives a good introduction and is available from

http://www.gre.ac.uk/~c.walshaw/papers/ps/WalshawPDCM.ps.gz

You can get a copy of the licence from

http://www.gre.ac.uk/~c.walshaw/jostle/licence.ps.gz

Chris Walshaw

Dr. C. H. Walshaw,

School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, email:- C.Walshaw@gre.ac.uk

The University of Greenwich, Tel:- (UK) + 181-331 8142

Wellington Street, Woolwich, FAX:- (UK) + 181-331 8665

London, SE18 6PF.

United Kingdom

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From: John Tucker<JTucker@nas.edu>

Date: Mon, 30 Jun 1997 10:45:15 -0400

**Subject: ICM98 Session on Mathematical Software**

[The following announcement from Martin Groetschel, President of the ICM98

Organizing Committee, is forwarded by John Tucker, Director, Board on

Mathematical Sciences, Room NAS 315, National Academy of Sciences, 2101

Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D. C. 20418, (202) 334-2421, NEW

Fax: (202) 334-2422, E-mail: jtucker@nas.edu .]

Dear colleague:

The President of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) has

asked the Organizing Committee of the International Congress of

Mathematicians 1998 (ICM98, Aug 18 to 27, 1998 in Berlin, see URL:

http://elib.zib.de/ICM98) to consider arranging - in addition to the

scientific program under the responsibility of the ICM98 program

committee - a special session on mathematical software.

No special focus or form of presentation was suggested. The only wish

was to cover a broad spectrum. Thus, if possible, the session should

include general purpose computer algebra systems as well as, e.g.,

software systems specialized on number theory, algebra or optimization,

or systems assisting the work of the mathematicians in some other

specific way. The session should be open for presentations from

commercial and academic software development groups.

This is the first call for contributions to get an idea about how

many groups or companies are interested in such presentations and to

find out their specific wishes.

The current idea is that the Organizing Committee will set up a small

committee to select up to 10 software systems for oral 30 minute

presentations during one or two afternoons of the congress. Detailed

plans can only be made if a good estimate on the number of participants

is available.

The organizing committee is also contemplating to offer, for a fee to be

determined, space for computer demonstrations of the software packages

during the congress - possibly in connection with the book exhibition at

ICM98. Technical support from the Technische Universitaet Berlin, where

the congress will take place, will be very modest, though.

Any response or comment on this first call for participation is

welcome. Please send your reply to

Winfried Neun

Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum

Takustrasse 7

D-14195 Berlin

Germany

e-mail: neun@zib.de

preferrably via e-mail and feel free to give suggestions or to ask

questions.

If sufficiently many groups show an interest in this event by August 31,

1997, the ICM98 Organizing Committee will go ahead with the planning.

Sincerely

Martin Groetschel

President of the

ICM98 Organizing Committee

More information about ICM98 can be found

in the ICM98 WWW-server. Its master site in Berlin has the URL:

http://elib.zib.de/ICM98

Mirror sites of the ICM98 WWW-server are located in Bombay(India),

Copenhagen (Denmark), Kyoto (Japan), Marseille (France),

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).

This WWW-server also offers an electronic preregistration form. If you

do not have access to the World Wide Web and would like to subscribe to

the ICM98 circular letters, just send an e-mail to

icm98@zib.de

writing

PRELIMINARY PREREGISTRATION

into the SUBJECT line.

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From: Sven Ehrich <c0040601@ws.rz.tu-bs.de>

Date: Tue, 01 Jul 1997 13:26:52 +0200

**Subject: Workshop Course on Wavelets and Filter Banks**

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

WORKSHOP COURSE ON WAVELETS AND FILTER BANKS

taught by Gilbert Strang (MIT)

with selected applications presented and practical

computer training directed by other researchers

Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday November 10-11-12, 1997

** Technical University Braunschweig, Germany **

TOPICS We will aim for the right balance of theory and

applications. The workshop course gives an overall perspective of the

field, following the program of four successful workshops by

Professors Strang and Nguyen in the US. The topics will include

1. Analysis of Filter Banks and Wavelets

2. Design Methods

3. Applications (from Lecturers and Participants)

4. Hands-on Experience with Software

The program will develop these four key areas in detail:

1. Analysis

Multirate Signal Processing: Filtering, Decimation, Polyphase

Perfect Reconstruction and Aliasing Removal

Matrix Analysis: Toeplitz Matrices and Fast Algorithms

Wavelet Transform: Pyramid and Cascade Algorithms

Daubechies Wavelets, Orthogonal and Biorthogonal Wavelets

Smoothness, Approximation, Boundary Filters and Wavelets

Time-Frequency and Time-Scale Analysis

2. Design Methods

Spectral Factorization

Cosine-Modulated Filter Banks

Design by Constrained Least Squares

Lattice Structure

Ladder Structure (Lifting)

3. Applications

Audio and Image Compression, Quantization Effects

Digital Communication and Multicarrier Modulation

Transmultiplexers

Medical Imaging and Scientific Visualization

Computer Graphics and Image Generation

Analysis of Electrodynamic Problems

4. Simulation Software

MATLAB Wavelet Toolbox

Software for Compression

The goal of the Workshop is to be as useful as possible to all

participants.

TEXT Participants will receive the new textbook

WAVELETS AND FILTER BANKS by Strang and Nguyen

Wellesley-Cambridge Press, Box 812060, Wellesley MA 02181

This text is already in class use in many Electrical Engineering and

Mathematics departments. It was chosen to accompany MATLAB's Wavelet

Toolbox, which will be the simulation software at the Braunschweig

Wavelet Workshop.

FURTHER INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION It is good to register early

since only a limited number of places is available. Further

information on tuition, social events, accomodation, travel directions

and workshop registration is available online on the web page

http://www.tu-bs.de/institute/WiR/wavelet97

or by email to wavelet97@tu-bs.de or by mail/fax to

Technische Universit"at Braunschweig,

Zentralstelle f"ur Weiterbildung, Postfach 33 29,

D-38023 Braunschweig, Germany

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From: Trier <mathopt@dm5.uni-trier.de>

Date: Thu, 3 Jul 1997 18:23:43 +0200

**Subject: Faculty Position at University of Trier**

UNIVERSITY OF TRIER

At the Department of Mathematics in the Faculty IV of the University of Trier

courses are offered for students in Mathematical Economics, Applied Mathematics

and Mathematics for High School teachers. Analysis of financial markets will

start in near future. Studies and Research are focused on Applied Analysis,

Numerical Analysis, Operations Research and Statistics in close cooperation

with Decision and Information Sciences, Computer Science, Business and

Economics. We are seeking a full professor (C4) for Discrete Mathematics.

Research and Teaching must focus on discrete optimization: theory, algorithms,

implementation and applications in Operations Research and elsewhere.

The successful applicant will be responsible (jointly with Prof. Horst, chair of

Operations Research) for the courses in Operations Research. Active

participation is also expected in the `Graduate School Mathematical

Optimization'. In addition, a commitment to appropriate participation in the

administrative tasks of our department as well as occasional in undergraduate

teaching is required. Teaching skills and scientific qualification of Ph.D.

and Habilitation (or equivalent publications) level is indispensible. The

University attempts to increase the number of female faculty so that

application of qualified female scientists are particularly welcome.

Minorities and disabled are encouraged to apply.

Please send your application with copies of Curriculum Vitae, certificates of

degrees, list of publication and list of courses taught within 5 weeks to

Dekan des Fachbereichs IV

Herrn Professor Dr. Willy H. Eirmbter

Universit\"at Trier - C 340

54286 Trier

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From: Andreas Greiner <greiner@informatik.uni-freiburg.de>

Date: Fri, 04 Jul 1997 10:25:28 -0100 (GMT+1)

**Subject: Positions at University of Freiburg**

Two PhD positions

The Institut fuer Mikrosystemtechnik of the Universitaet Freiburg,

Germany, is opening up 2 PhD positions in the field of microsystem

simulation (MEMS-CAD). The applicants are graduated in physics,

mathematics, computer science or engineering science. German is not a

prerequisit. The university of Freiburg is an equal opporunity

employer. Qualified applicants please send their CV within the next 3

weeks to

Prof. Dr. J. G. Korvink

Institut f. Mikrosystemtechnik

Am Flughafen 17

D-79110 Freiburg, Germany

Tel.: ++49 +761 203 8041

Fax : ++49 +761 203 8042

e-mail: korvink@informatik.uni-freiburg.de

greiner@informatik.uni-freiburg.de

Andreas Greiner,

Institut fuer Mikrosystemtechnik, Geb. 79, Raum -1005a

Universitaet Freiburg,

Am Flughafen 17, Tel.: ++49+761 203 8043

D-79110 Freiburg, Fax : ++49+761 203 8042

Germany e-mail: greiner@informatik.uni-freiburg.de

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From: Dugald Duncan <D.B.Duncan@ma.hw.ac.uk>

Date: Wed, 2 Jul 1997 18:49:35 +0100

**Subject: Lectureship at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh**

Lectureship in Mathematics

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Mathematics, starting on

October 1st 1997. Candidates must have a strong research record or have

already demonstrated considerable research potential. Preference may be

given to candidates with expertise which links with research strengths in

the department but well-qualified applicants from all areas of mathematics

are encouraged to apply.

Salary will be at an appropriate point on the Lecturer Grade A scale

(GBP16,045-GBP21,016).

Further particulars may be obtained (under News) at

http://www.ma.hw.ac.uk/maths.html

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Jim Howie, telephone

(Intl +44 131, UK 0131) -451-3240; email: J.Howie@hw.ac.uk.

For an application form and further particulars please contact the

Personnel Office, Lord Balerno Building telephone (Intl +44 131, UK

0131) -451-3475 (24 hours) quoting Ref No 82/97. The closing date for

applications is 18 July 1997.

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From: Ralf Hiptmair <Ralf.Hiptmair@Math.Uni-Augsburg.DE>

Date: Thu, 3 Jul 1997 12:43:32 +0000

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Universitaet Augsburg**

Postdoctoral Position available

INSTITUTION: Lehrstuhl fuer Angewandte Mathematik mit

Schwerpunkt Numerische Analysis,

Institut fuer Mathematik

UNIVERSITY : Universitaet Augsburg, Germany

URL : http://wwwhoppe.math.uni-augsburg.de

At the "Lehrstuhl fuer Angewandte Mathematik mit Schwerpunkt Numerische

Analysis" (Chair of Applied Mathematics with Focus on Numerical Analysis),

Department of Mathematics, University of Augsburg, Germany,

a postdoctoral position is available for the period October 1st,

1997 - September 30th, 1999.

Applicants should have a PhD in applied mathematics, preferably in the

field of numerical analysis of partial or ordinary differential equations or

dynamical systems. The candidates will be involved in teaching tutorials

for elementary courses on numerical analysis and taking care of seminaries.

They will also be expected to render some administrative duties.

It is desirable that they become involved in one of the projects of the group,

but in general they are relatively free to pursue their own research.

The salary will be according to the German BAT IIa category (for foreigners)

or C1 (for German nationals), respectively, which roughly amounts to DM 70,000

annually, before taxes. Staff is entitled to 29 days of paid holidays per

year.

Applications for this position should be filed as soon as possible. They should

include a brief outline of recent research activities, a curriculum vita,

a list of publications, and three letters of recommendation.

Contact person:

Frau Renate Diessenbacher

Institut fuer Mathematik

Universitaet Augsburg

Universitaetsstrasse 14

D--86159 Augsburg

Germany

Tel.: 49+821/598--2192

Fax.: 49+821/598--2339

e-mail: lam1@math.uni-augsburg.de

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From: Weierstrass Institute <cierzyns@wias-berlin.de>

Date: Thu, 03 Jul 97 15:51:47 +0200

**Subject: Positions at Weierstrass Institute, Berlin**

Weierstrass Institute

for

Applied Analysis and Stochastics

(WIAS)

The Weierstrass Institute is an institute of the Forschungsverbund Berlin.

WIAS performs mathematical research projects in various fields of the

applied sciences.

The research projects include:

* Modeling in cooperation with researchers from the the applied sciences

* Mathematical analysis of these models

* Development of numerical algorithms and software

* Numerical simulation of processes in economy, science and technology.

For further general information, please contact the WIAS-Server:

http://www.wias-berlin.de

Starting from Sept.15, 1997, the Weierstrass Institute offers a

research position for an applied Mathematician in the field of

Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations and/or

Nonlinear Optimization.

Candidates should participate in the development of numerical methods

for models arising in areas like semiconductor devices, material

sciences and transport in porous media.

We offer the opportunity to develop and implement own ideas within a

creative interdisciplinary environment consisting of applied

mathematicians and numerical analysts as well as project partners from

research and industry.

Applicants should have outstanding knowledge of one or more areas in

numerical mathematics. Familiarity with modern programming languages

and software concepts is necessary as well.

The position is available for a period of 3 years, an extension up to

5 years is possible.

The salary is regulated by the German BAT contract: BAT-O IIa.

The Weierstrass Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We

particularly encourage applications by women. Among equally qualified

applicants, disabled candidates will be preferred.

Applications with Curriculum Vitae, photocopies of certificates and a

list of publications should be submitted by August 15, 1997 to:

Prof. Dr. J. Sprekels

Director of the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics

at the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (WIAS)

Mohrenstrasse 39

D-10117 Berlin

Germany

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From: Marcin Paprzycki <paprzycki_M@utpb.edu>

Date: Mon, 30 Jun 1997 12:01:27 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: New Journal, Parallel and Distributed Computing Practices**

CALL FOR PAPERS

New journal:

PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING PRACTICES

published by NOVA Science Publishers

Editorial Board

Marcin Paprzycki, U. of S. Mississippi, M.Paprzycki@usm.edu

(editor-in-chief)

Peter Arbenz, ETH Zurich arbenz@inf.ethz.ch

Dorothy Bollman, U. of Puerto Rico, bollman@rummat3.upr.clu.edu

Luigi Brugnano, U. of Florence, brugnno@pontedera.pisoft.it

Bogdan Czejdo, Loyola, U. (New Orl.), czejdo@beta.loyno.edu

Frederic Desprez, INRIA ENS Lyon, Frederic.Desprez@ens-lyon.fr

David Du, U. of Minnesota, du@cs.umn.edu

Yakov Fet, Novosibirsk Comp. Center, fet@comcen.nsk.su

Len Freeman, Univ. of Manchester, freeman@ma.man.ac.uk

Ian Gladwell, Southern Methodist U., gladwell@seas.smu.edu

John Gustafson, Ames Laboratory, gus@ameslab.gov

Joanna Jozefowska, TU Poznan, joanna@rose.man.poznan.pl

Peter Kacsuk, KFKI Research Inst, kacsuk@sunserv.kfki.hu

David Keyes, Old Dominion U., keyes@cs.odu.edu

Vadim Kotov, HP Laboratories, kotov@flute.hpl.hp.com

Thomas Ludwig, TU Munchen, ludwig@informatik.tu-muenchen.de

Veljko Milutinovic, U. of Belgrade, emilutiv@etf.bg.ac.yu

Oscar Naim, U. Wisconsin-Madison, naim@cs.wisc.edu

Lalit M. Patnaik, Indian Inst. of Sci, lalit@micro.iisc.ernet.in

Viktor Prasanna, USC, prasanna@halcyon.usc.edu

Stewart Reddaway, Cambridge Par. Procs, sfr@cppuk.co.uk

Siang Wun Song, U. of Sao Paulo, song@ime.usp.br

Boleslaw Szymanski, Rensellaer Poly, szymansk@cs.rpi.edu

Alex Teruel, Univ. S. Bolivar, teruel@usb.ve

Kenji Toda, Electrotech. Laboratory, toda@etl.go.jp

Daniela Todorowa, U. of Russe, daniela@ami.ru.acad.bg

Roman Trobec, Josef Stefan Institute, Roman.Trobec@ijs.si

Carl Tropper, McGill U., carl@magic.cs.mcgill.ca

Pavel Tvrdik, TU Prague, tvrdik@sun.felk.cvut.cz

Jan van Katwijk, TU Delft, J.vanKatwijk@twi.tudelft.nl

Sankait Vahie, U. of Arizona, sankait@ece.arizona.edu

Mladen A. Vouk, NC State U., vouk@csc.ncsu.edu

Lonnie Welch, UT Arlington, welch@cse.uta.edu

Janusz Zalewski, U. of Centr. Florida, jza@ece.engr.ucf.edu

Statement of Purpose

The area of parallel and distributed computing has reached a point where

new issues and trends require a professional forum. PDCP will provide an

avenue for publication of original refereed papers addressing these issues

and trends. The areas of primary interest involve algorithm development,

implementation and execution on real-world parallel architectures,

application of parallel and distributed computing to the solution of

real-life problems. In addition, to recognize a clearly developing trends,

which suggest that the future of computing will have a parallel and/or

distributed form, PDCP will address the cosequences of these trends in the

following areas:

Expressiveness:

- high level languages

- object oriented techniques

- compiler technology for parallel computing

- implementation techniques and their efficiency

System engineering:

- programming environments

- debugging tools

- software libraries

Performance:

- performance measurement

- metrics

- evaluation

- visualization

- performance improvement

- resource allocation and scheduling

- I/O

- network throughput

Applications:

- database

- control systems

- embedded systems

- fault tolerance

- industrial and business

- real-time

- scientific computing

- visualization

Future:

- limits of different approaches

- extrapolations of engineering trends and their consequences

- novel parallel architectures

Taking into account the extremely rapid pace of changes in the field, PDCP

is commited to fast turnaround and publication time.

INITIAL ISSUES

January 1998 -- initial issue based on invited refereed papers

April 1998 -- L. Welch (ed.) - Special Issue based on invited

papers - "Software Engineering in Distributed

Systems"

July 1998 -- E. Kuehn (ed.) - Special Issue based on a Minitrack

from the HICSS-31 conference - "Virtual Shared

Memory for Distributed Architectures"

October 1998 -- standard issue based on contributed papers

In 1999 Special Issues edited by: L. Patnaik and B. Szymanski are

scheduled.

To contribute, please contact one of the members of the Editorial Board,

or:

Marcin Paprzycki

Department of Computer Science and Statistics

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS 39406, USA

M.Paprzycki@usm.edu

http://www.utpb.edu/scimath/paprzyck/pdcp/pdcp.htm

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

Date: Mon, 30 Jun 1997 08:37:42 +0100

**Subject: Contents, IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis**

Contents

IMA JOURNAL OF NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Volume 17, Number 3.

Chunyang He and Watson G A

An algorithm for computing the numerical radius.

pp 329-342

Beatson R K and Light W A

Fast evaluation of radial basis functions: methods for two-dimensional

polyharmonic splines.

pp 343-372

Kaklis P D and Karavelas M I

Shape-preserving interpolation in $R^3$.

pp 373-419

Blaschke B, Neubauer A, and Scherzer O

On convergence rates for the iteratively regularized Gauss-Newton method.

pp 421-436

Sandstede B

Convergence estimates for the numerical approximation of homoclinic solutions.

pp 436-462

Chien D D-K and Atkinson K

A discrete Galerkin method for a hypersingular boundary integral equation.

pp 463-478

Diethelm K

Generalized compound quadrature formulae for finite-part integrals.

pp 479-493

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From: Beth Schad <schad@siam.org>

Date: Thu, 03 Jul 97 08:46:38 EST

**Subject: Contents, SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis**

CONTENTS

SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis

Volume 34, Number 4, August 1997

A Comparison of Some Methods for Solving Linear Interval Equations

S. Ning and R. B. Kearfott

Solution to the Time-Harmonic Maxwell's Equations in a Waveguide; Use of

Higher-Order Derivatives for Solving the Discrete Problem

Philippe Guillaume and Mohamed Masmoudi

High-Order Corrected Trapezoidal Quadrature Rules for Singular Functions

Sharad Kapur and Vladimir Rokhlin

A Kernel-Based Method for the Approximate Solution of Backward Parabolic

Problems

Karen A. Ames and James F. Epperson

Error Growth in the Numerical Integration of Periodic Orbits, with Application

to Hamiltonian and Reversible Systems

B. Cano and J. M. Sanz-Serna

Preconditioners for Wiener--Hopf Equations with High-Order Quadrature Rules

Fu-Rong Lin, Michael K. Ng, and Raymond H. Chan

Numerical Solution of First-Kind Volterra Equations by Sequential Tikhonov

Regularization

Patricia K. Lamm and Lars Elden

Spectrally Accurate Solution of Nonperiodic Differential Equations by the

Fourier--Gegenbauer Method

L. Vozovoi, A. Weill, and M. Israeli

Swapping Edges of Arbitrary Triangulations to Achieve the Optimal Order of

Approximation

Charles K. Chui and Dong Hong

Attractors and Inertial Manifolds for Finite-Difference Approximations of the

Complex Ginzburg--Landau Equation

Gabriel James Lord

Heterogeneous Domain Decomposition for Singularly Perturbed Elliptic Boundary

Value Problems

Marc Garbey and Hans G. Kaper

Nonconforming Mortar Element Methods for the Spectral Discretization of

Two-Dimensional Fourth-Order Problems

Zakaria Belhachmi

Multilevel Methods in Space and Time for the Navier--Stokes Equations

J. B. Burie and M. Marion

A Posteriori Error Estimators for Nonconforming Approximation of some

Quasi-Newtonian Flows

Claudio Padra

The Spectral Projection Decomposition Method for Elliptic Equations in

Two-Dimensions

P. Gervasio, E. Ovtchinnikov, and A. Quarteroni

Generation of Pseudospectral Differentiation Matrices I

Bruno D. Welfert

Adaptive Multilevel Techniques for Mixed Finite Element Discretizations of

Elliptic Boundary Value Problems

Ronald H. W. Hoppe and Barbara Wohlmuth

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