NA Digest Sunday, February 8, 1998 Volume 98 : Issue 05

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From: Jack Dongarra <>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 21:11:11 -0500
Subject: NetSolve Version 1.1 is Now Available

NetSolve version 1.1 is now available from the NetSolve homepage

What's NetSolve?
NetSolve is a network enabled computing paradigm that is based upon
a combination of client-server strategies, machine-independent entities,
lightweight and flexible problem mapping, and load balancing schemes.
NetSolve enables users to solve complex scientific problem remotely.
The system allows users to access both hardware and software resources
distributed across a network. Through a call in Fortran, C,
Matlab, or Java a user invokes NetSolve to solve a problem. NetSolve
searches for computational resources (both hardware and software) that
it has access to, chooses the best one available for the task,
solves the problem, and returns the solution to the user. A load-balancing
policy is used by the NetSolve system to ensure good performance by
enabling the system to use the computational resources available as
efficiently as possible and fault-tolerance is maintained by a retry
mechanism in the event of a failure. The system has been designed to
incorporate any callable routine with relative ease. Users of the system
can invoke the NetSolve resource, contribute hardware to the NetSolve
collection of servers, and/or add problem solving capabilities to the system.

What's new in NetSolve version 1.1?
- A complete Users' Guide (client & server),
- A Java API with examples,
- Java code in now Java 1.1 compliant,
- The Matlab interface is available for Matlab 4 and Matlab 5,
- The C and Fortran interface support column- and row-wise matrices,
- A new data type (BYTE) requested by users,
- An interface to the Condor system from U of Wisconsin,
- Additional default servers at the University of Tennessee,
- Plus many new features that are all described in the Users' Guide.

Thanks for all your feedback, bug reports, and suggestions.

We would be delighted to hear of your potential applications using NetSolve
at your site. Feel free to contact us for further assistance.

Thanks again
The NetSolve team


From: Assn. for Women in Mathematics <>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 16:44:37 -0500 (EST)
Subject: AWM Workshop at SIAM Meeting

Application DEADLINE for the AWM Workshop
for WOMEN Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Mathematicians
held in conjunction with the 1998 SIAM Annual Meeting
and the 9th SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
July 12-14, 1998
MARCH 1, 1998

Applicant who meet eligibility requirements and are selected to
participant in the AWM Workshop will received reimbursement for FULL
transportation costs, registration cost to the SIAM Annual Meeting and
2 days subsistence for meals and lodging, pending final budgetary

supported by the Office of Naval Research,
the National Science Foundation and
the Association for Women in Mathematics


Over the past nine years, the Association for Women in Mathematics
has held a series of workshops for women graduate students and
recent Ph.D's (referred to as "postdocs" below) in conjunction with
major mathematics meetings.

WHEN: The NEXT WORKSHOP in the series will be held in conjunction
with the 1998 SIAM Annual Meeting (July 13-17, 1998) and the 9th SIAM
Conference on Discrete Mathematics (July 12-15, 1998) at the University
of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. This workshop will be held on Monday,
July 13th and Tuesday, July 14th, with an introductory group
discussion and dinner on Sunday, July 12th.

WORKSHOP: The workshop will consist of a poster session by graduate
students, four minisymposia, a group discussion on careers,
and a dinner with a keynote speaker. The graduate student poster
sessions include all areas of research in applied mathematics. Each
minisymposium will have a definite focus. The first minisymposium
will include four career oriented talks. The three remaining
minisymposia will focus on the research areas of Mathematical
Biology, Discrete Math/Optimization, and PDEs and Applications.

Applications for funding must be received by AWM by March 1, 1998.
Selected graduate students participants will present their research
in a poster session. Selected postdocs (those within five years of
their Ph.D.) will speak in one of the three AWM research
minisymposia. AWM will offer funding for travel and 2-days
subsistence for up to 20 participants. Departments are urged to
help graduate students and postdocs obtain some supplementary
institutional support to attend the Workshop and the associated
meeting. All mathematicians (female and male) are invited to
attend the entire program.

DISCUSSION GROUP LEADERS: We also seek volunteers to lead
discussion groups and to act as mentors for workshop participants.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the AWM

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for funding, GRADUATE STUDENTS must have
begun work on a thesis problem. Applications should include a cover
letter, an summary of their work (1-2 pages), a title of the proposed
poster, a curriculum vitae, and a supporting letter of recommendation
from a faculty member or research mathematician. Applications from
POSTDOCS should include a cover letter, a title and abstract (75
words or less) of the talk (to be given if accepted), summary of
their work (1-2 pages), curriculum vitae, and may also include a
letter of recommendation. Letters of support are encouraged. The
word "POSTDOC" refers to any mathematician who has received her Ph.D.
within the last five years, whether or not she currently holds a
postdoctoral or other academic position. All funded participants are
invited and strongly encouraged to attend the full AWM two-day program.
All non-U.S. citizens applicants must have a current U.S. address.

Send FIVE complete copies of the application materials (including the
cover letter) to:

Workshop Selection Committee
Association for Women in Mathematics
4114 Computer & Space Sciences Building
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742-2461

PHONE: 301-405-7892 E-MAIL:
(Applications via e-mail or fax are not acceptable.)
This deadline is the received date not postmarked date.


From: Joaquin Marro <>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 09:58:50 +0100
Subject: Conference on Computational Physics


EPS-IUPAP 1998 Conference on Computational Physics
Granada, Spain, 2-5 September 1998

Any further updated information is available at our Web
site Alternatively, e-mail
us at or
(authomatic response)

Submission of papers should follow the guidelines at
or contact Prof. Raul Toral, IMEDEA, Campus Universitat
de les Illes Balears, E-07071-Palma de Mallorca, Spain
(Fax: +34-71-173426. E-mail:

Please note the deadlines:
MAY 1st: submission of abstracts
JULY 1st: reduced registr. fee and special hotel rates
SEPTEMBER 1st: we expect you in Granada

Please spread the word to colleagues and friends!

Joaquin Marro, Conference Chairman
Instituto Carlos I de Fisica Teorica y Computacional
Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Granada
E - 18071 - Granada, Spain


From: Ivan Dimov <>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 13:51:57 +0200 (EET)
Subject: Monte Carlo Mini-symposium in Bulgaria

4th International Conference on
Numerical Methods and Applications: NMA'98
August 19 - 23, 1998, Sofia, BULGARIA

We are organizing a mini-symposium on Monte Carlo and Quasi - Monte Carlo Methods
during the 4th Conference on Numerical Methods and Applications - NMA'98.
I hope you will be interested in participating in it. The aims of the symposium
is to provide a joint forum for specialists in both Monte Carlo methods and quasi-
Monte Carlo methods and to foster fruitful exchanges between theoreticians and
practitioners of those and related methods. This mini-symposium can be considered
as a small repetition for the IMACS Symposium on Monte Carlo methods which will be
held in Bulgaria, Varna, 7-11 of June, 1999.

For further information about mini-symposium on Monte Carlo Methods
respond to the e-mail address:

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT and CALL for PAPERS is available on our WWW-page


From: Weiwei Sun <>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 14:45:58 --800
Subject: Conference on Partial Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis

Xiangshan Hotel, Beijing, China
June 15-19, 1998

The Conference is being organized jointly by:

Institute of Applied Mathematics, Academia Sinica, China
Liu Bie Ju Centre for Mathematical Sciences, City University of Hong Kong


This conference is to provide a forum for mathematical scientists
to present their latest research on various areas, and aims to
bring senior scientists and young researchers together for personal
interaction and dialogue.

Scientific Program:

The program will consist of one-hour plenary talks, half-hour invited
talks and contributed talks on a wide range of topics which include

- Partial Differential Equations
- Mathematical Physics
- Numerical Analysis
- Scientific and Engineering Computation

Plenary Speakers Include:

D. J. Benney (MIT, USA)
F. Brezzi (Pavia, Italy)
G.Q. Chen (Northwestern University, USA)
D.T. Li (Fudan University, China)
Q. Lin (Institute of Systems Science, China)
T.P. Liu (Stanford University, USA)
S.A. Orszag (Princeton University, USA)
J.A. Smoller (University of Michigan, USA)

Call for Papers

Title and abstracts of contributed papers must be received by 1 March,
1998. The abstracts should be typed by Latex not to exceed one page,
and sent to Dr. Huang by e-mail.

Organizing Committee:

D. Cao, Institute of Applied Math.
Qianshun Chang, Institute of Applied Mathematics, China
Xiaqi Ding (Co-chair), Institute of Applied Mathematics
Weiwei Sun, City University of Hong Kong
Roderick S.C. Wong (Co-chair), City University of Hong Kong


Please visit our WWW pages which are regularly updated and provide
you with more information on registration, accommodation,
traveling, schedule etc.

OR contact:

Dr Feimin Huang
Institute of Applied Mathematics
Academia Sinica
Beijing 100080, China


From: P. N. Shivakumar <insmath@cc.UManitoba.CA>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 11:07:57 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Conference on Operator Theory


Organized by the
Institute of Industrial Mathematical Sciences (IIMS)
October 7-11, 1998, Winnipeg, Canada

Principal Organizers: P.N.Shivakumar (Manitoba, Canada), A.G.Ramm (KSU,USA)
A. Strauss (Ulyanovsk, Russia).

This conference is a sequel to the one held by IIMS in 1994. Its scope
is considerably broader and includes theory and applications. The topics
include: Functional models and characteristic functions of linear operators,
operators in spaces with indefinite inner product, Schroedinger
operators, spectral and scattering theory, infinite matrices and projection
methods, interpolation of rational matrix functions, Hankel operators,
operator theory and control theory, wave propagation and scattering,
mathematical physics and fluid mechanics, signal and image processing,
inverse problems, biomathematics and financial mathematics.

IIMS Web Page:
Contact: P.N.Shivakumar (,Tel:204 474 6724,
Fax:204 474 7602)


From: CERCA <chantal@CERCA.UMontreal.CA>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 16:49:25 -0500
Subject: Course on Optimal Design

Specialized Course on Optimal Design (MDO) - March 13, 1998
CERCA, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Computational methods are part of the daily life of design engineers but a
number of open issues remains, that must be tackled to incorporate such
techniques into optimization, optimal control, and optimal design. The goal
of this short course is to present modern techniques that can help turn
analysis codes into design tools.

For: engineers and scientists developing or applying design methods using
numerical methods, managers for whom such techniques offer potential for
improved productivity.

Matthias Heinkenschloss, Rice University, Houston, Texas
John A. Burns, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
Max Gunzburger, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Raphael T. Haftka, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

General fees: $CAD 175
Students: $CAD 50


From: Carole Hayakawa <>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 14:29:20 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Conference on Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo Method

The organizers of the Third International Conference on
Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods in Scientific
Computing (MCQMC98) to be held June 22-26, 1998 in Claremont,
California, have extended the deadline for submission of
abstracts of contributed papers from February 1, 1998
to March 1, 1998. This announcement is being sent to a number
individuals to bring the change to their attention and to ask
that they also pass this information along to others who might
be interested.

For all information about MCQMC98 please see our conference
web page at


From: Don Goldfarb <>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 19:43:12 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Columbia University

Postdoctoral Research Position in Computational Optimization
at Columbia University

We invite applications for a postdoctoral research position at the
Computational Optimization Research Center (CORC) at Columbia University.
The mission of CORC is to develop state-of-the-art methodologies for
tackling large-scale optimization problems and to make these new techniques
accessible to both academia, government and industry. CORC was founded as
part of a joint venture between Columbia University, Cornell University and
IBM. It is funded by the National Science Foundation, Columbia University
and the Intel Corporation. The center is also an active member in the
metaNEOSproject, which involves resarchers at Columbia University, Argonne
National Laboratory, the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and
the University of Wisconsin. This project explores the design and
implementation of algorithms for the solution of optimization problems for
metacomputing platforms. (Further information on CORC can be obtained at Further information on the metaNEOS
project can be obtained from the project web site at

The successful candidates will work in fundamental algorithm analysis and
development and/or construction of optimization software tools, including
tools targeted to the metacomputing environment.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in optimization, numerical analysis, applied
mathematics, or computer science. A strong background in computational
optimization is required, and familiarity with software tool development for
scientific computing is highly desirable. Experience with parallel
computation and a broad background in computer science is also a plus. Good
communication skills and a willingness to work in a collaborative
environment are essential.

The successful candidates will be appointed in the Industrial Engineering
and Operations Research Department at Columbia University, and will have
office space adjoining CORC's computational laboratory which is located in
the Engineering and Physical Science Research Building on campus.

Columbia University is located in uptown manhattan, offering all the
advantages of university housing, and access to the numerous cultural
attractions of the city.

Applications should be addressed to Prof. Dan Bienstock or Prof. Sebastian
Ceria, and must include a resume and the names and addresses of three
references. For electronic submission of applications or further inquiries,
please e-mail to or The positions are
available immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is

Columbia University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Prof. Dan Bienstock, Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations
Research, 330 Mudd Building, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027.

Prof. Sebastian Ceria, 417 Uris Hall, Graduate School of Business, Columbia
University, New York, NY 10027.


From: Nick Higham <>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 12:08:43 GMT
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Manchester

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council are funding a
Research Assistantship for a project titled
``Advanced Numerical Methods to Calculate 3D Flow Separation''.
This is a three-year post, starting May 1st 1998,
or as soon as possible thereafter.

The aim of the project is to undertake computational study into
three-dimensional viscous flow separation from a rigid body
surface at large values of the Reynolds number, using a new
approach to construct numerical solutions to the partial
differential equations governing viscous fluid flows.
The work will be supervised by Professors A. I. Ruban and
N. J. Higham. The successful candidate will be expected to have a
Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics, and knowledge of theoretical
and computational aspects of Fluid Dynamics and Numerical
Analysis is important.

The appointment will be made at the RA 1A level, with a current
starting salary of 16,927 pounds sterling per annum.

Application forms (returnable by 28 February 1998) and further
particulars are obtainable from the Office of the Director of
Personnel, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester,
M13 9PL. Tel: 0161 275 2028; Fax: 0161 275 2221; Minicom (for the
hearing impaired): 0161 275 7889. Email:; Web
Site: Please quote ref: 100/98.

As an equal opportunities employer, the University of Manchester
welcomes applications from suitably qualified people from all
sections of the community regardless of race, religion, gender or


From: Montaz Ali <>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 18:57:24 +0200 (SAT)
Subject: Lecturership Position at University of the Witwatersrand

Lecturership/Senior Lecturership in
Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics.
University of the Witwatersrand.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for a permanent
lecturership/senior lecturership appointment in the computational and
applied mathematics. The successful applicant will assume duties on 1
January 1999. Applications from persons with experience in the areas of
biomedical mathematics, mathematics of finance or mathematical modelling
are particularly welcome.

Duties : contribute to the teaching and administration of the first year
course 'Biomedical Mathematics' or the Honours course 'Advanced
Mathematics of Finance', undertake research and supervise higher degree

Salary and Benefits :

Lecturer R 58608 -- R 94704 p.a.
Senior Lecturer R 80676 -- R 107148 p.a.
with annual bonus, generous leave, retirement fund, medical aid, car
scheme, housing subsidy (if eligible); relocation allowance, 100%
financial assiatance towards depandents' University studies (if

To apply, submit a detailed CV with names, addresses & contact number of 3
referees and certified copies of degrees/professional qualifications to:

The personal Office (Academic),
University of the Witwatersrand,
Private Bag-3, Wits-2050,
Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa

Closing Date : 28 February 1998. Quote Ref :W/M 16016.

Enquiries : Further information can be obtained from Dr. Montaz Ali,
Tel.:(011)-7163969, fax.:(011)-4039317; email:


From: Sitharama Iyengar <>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 17:46:46 -0600
Subject: Faculty Position at Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University

The Department of Computer Science invites applications for
a tenure-track assistant professor position in the area of
high performance computing. Applicants must have a Ph.D.,
or equivalent degree, in computer science or a related
field. Candidates must show outstanding potential for
research and teaching in the field of high performance com-
puting. Research emphases of interest include, but are not
limited to, scientific visualization, virtual reality, high
performance networking, and user interfaces.

It is expected that the candidate will participate in the
research programs of the Concurrent Computing Laboratory at
LSU. Experience in the areas of large scale computing simu-
lations and algorithm design and implementation on SIMD and
MIMD architectures and on massively parallel machines is

The Department will begin reviewing applications after
November 1, 1997, and will continue until the position is
filled. Please send a resume, including a list of publica-
tions and the names of at least three references to:

Ms. Joyce Droze
High Performance Computing Search Committee
Department of Computer Science
298 Coates Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4020



From: Rosie Renaut <>
Date: Tue, 03 Feb 1998 11:05:47 -0700
Subject: Graduate Fellowships At Arizona State University

Graduate Studies in Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics offers graduate study leading to Ph.D.
and M.A. degrees in mathematics, and interdisciplinary M.N.S. degrees.
The Department has strengths in algebra, analysis, computational
mathematics, control and system science, differential equations,
discrete mathematics, dynamical systems and chaos, education,
mathematical biology, number theory, and statistics.
Financial aid is available in the form of teaching assistantships,
and a limited number of research assistantships and fellowships. Summer

support is available, and outstanding students may be supported from
research grants and contracts. The Department has recently increased
its stipends for teaching and research assistantships to very
competitive levels. The Department is offering two University Graduate
Scholarship (UGS) awards to outstanding graduate students. The UGS
awared carries a substantially increased stipend for three years.
The Department of Mathematics has developed a program to train
students as cross-disciplinary Ph.D.'s in mathematics. The program will
encompass in-depth mathematics and broad interdisciplinary training.
This includes internships in industry (semiconductor manufacturing, high
tech consulting, medical research and others) or national labs.
Arizona State University, with over 42,000 students, offers a wide
range of social and cultural activities. Located in the Phoenix
metropolitan area, the university is close to the recreational
opportunities of the desert Southwest.
Interested students should contact:
D. Armbruster, Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Mathematics
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-1804
(602) 965-3953


From: Benedict Tanyi <>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 13:20:19 GMT
Subject: Position at the Fujitsu European Centre


[Financial Modelling (Computational Finance)]

FECIT (a subsidiary of Fujitsu Ltd., Japan) is a
multidisciplinary research centre devoted to the development
of information technology on the latest high performance
parallel computers (visit for more
information on FECIT's research activities).

A vacancy exits within the Financial Engineering
Research Group at FECIT for a researcher in
Financial Risk Management/Modelling. Our scope is
fairly wide, but experience in the following areas
are most desirable:

1. Portfolio Optimization
2. Derivative Pricing (mathematics of)
3. Artificial Intelligence, particularly Neural Networks,
Genetic Programming, etc., with applications in Finance.
4. Good Object-Oriented Programming skills are also desirable.

Practical experience in one or more of the above areas and
clear mathematical analytical skills are preferred, but not
necessary. Applications are encouraged from recent Ph.D.s or
suitable qualified graduates.

It is also essential that the applicants have:
- the ability to do independent research;
- the ability and desire to work in teams of individuals
with diverse backgrounds;
- enthusiasm for working on applications;
- good communication skills.

Start Date: immediate or as soon as possible.
Salary : excellent remuneration package available.

Informal Enquiries can be made to:

Dr. Koji Tajima Dr. Benedict Tanyi
E-mail: E-mail:
Tel : +44 (0)181 606-4520 Tel : +44 (0)181-606-4852

Applications should be sent to:

Mrs Edna Davis
Fujitsu European Centre for Information Technology
2 Longwalk Road
Stockley Park
Uxbridge UB11 1AB

Electronic Submission of CVs are encouraged.


From: Andrea Gomes Campos <>
Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 11:38:40 -0200
Subject: Special Issue on Biomedical Signal Processing


Guest Editors:

Luciano da F. Costa,
Cybernetic Vision Research Group,
DFI-IFSC, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

William Sandham,
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering,
University of Strathclyde, Scotland

The advent of new biomedical devices, sensors and families of generic
and dedicated processors have also proven to be essential enabling
technologies for practical applications of such increasingly complex

This Special Issue will review the current status of
biomedical signal processing, and address future techniques
and applications. Submissions should either provide a comprehensive
perspective on topics of special relevance (see list below) or
report novel advances in the theory and application of methods and
architectures for biomedical signal processing.

Papers are invited, but are not limited, to the topics listed below:

Biomedical Topics:
* ECGs and EEGs
* Event related (evoked) potentials
* Morphometry
* Neurosciences
* DNA analysis
* Medical imaging
* Tomography and optical imaging
* Microscopy
* Biomagnetism
* Echocardiography
* Radiology and Radiotherapy
* Diagnostic ultrasound
* Biophysics
* Biosensors

Signal Processing Topics:
* Medical informatics
* Mathematical modeling and simulation
* Measurement and medical instrumentation
* Image processing, visualization and computer vision
* Computational neuroscience
* Artificial neural networks
* Chaos and fractals
* Wavelets and time-frequency analysis
* Higher-order statistics
* Non-linear analysis
* Adaptive techniques

The Instructions for Authors can be found at:


From: Martijn Boet <>
Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 10:40:09 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Contents, Reliable Computing

Table of Contents
Volume 4 No. 1 February 1998
Special Student Issue

Guest Editors: V. Kreinovich and G. Mayer

1-2 Foreword


3-13 Bounds for the Range of a Bivariate Polynomial over
a Triangle
Ralf Hungerb hler and Jurgen Garloff

15-25 An Interval Entropy Penalty Method for Nonlinear
Global Optimization
Huang Zheny

27-38 An Interval Polynomial Interpolation Problem and
Its Lagrange Solution
Chenyi Hu, Angelina Cardenas, Stephanie Hoogendoorn and
Pedro Sepulveda Jr.

39-53 Algorithms That Still Produce a Solution (Maybe Not
Optimal) Even When Interrupted: Shary's Idea Justified
Maria Beltran, Gilbert Castillo and Vladik Kreinovich


55-61 Interval Methods in Robot Navigation
David Morales and Tran Cao Son

63-69 Reliable Optimal Production Control with
Cobb-Douglas Model
Zhihui Huey Hu


71-82 A Software Tool for Automatically Verified
Operations on Intervals and Probability Distributions
Daniel Berleant and Hang Cheng

83-97 Computation and Application of Taylor Polynomials
with Interval Remainder Bounds
Martin Berz and Georg Hoffst=84tter


99-101 A New Application of Local Minima of Interval
Functions: Interval-Valued Fuzzy Control
Clifton Davis

103-104 Intervals Help to Design an Imaging System
Graciela Gonzalez


105-107 A Brief Description of Gell-Mann's Lecture and How
Intervals May Help to Describe Complexity in the
Real World
Misha Koshelev and Luc Longpr=82

109-112 Intervals in Space-Time: A. D. Alexandrov is 85
Alexander Levichev and Olga Kosheleva


113-114 Special Issue on Applications to Control,
Signals, and Systems

Martijn Boet
Product Manager

Spuiboulevard 50
P.O. Box 17
3300 AA The Netherlands

Tel.: +31(0)78 6392113
Fax : +31(0)78 6392254


From: Vladik Kreinovich <>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 98 15:00:33 MST
Subject: Contents, Reliable Computing

Contents of Reliable Computing, 1998, Vol. 4, No. 2

Mathematical Research

Constructive L^2 Error Estimates for Finite Element
Solutions of the Stokes Equations
Mitsuhiro T. Nakao, Nobito Yamamoto, Yoshitaka Watanabe

A New Method for Global Solution of Systems of Non-Linear Equations
Lubomir V. Kolev

Bounding the Results of Arithmetic Operations
on Random Variables of Unknown Dependency Using Intervals
Daniel Berleant, Chaim Goodman-Strauss

A Relation Between Morphological and Interval Operations
Antony T. Popov

When Is the Product of Intervals Also an Interval?
Olga Kosheleva, Piet G. Vroegindeweij

History of interval computations

Intervals and the Origins of Calculus
David Dennis, Vladik Kreinovich, Siegfried M. Rump
Short communication

One Criterion of Existence of a Hamiltonian Cycle
Anatoly D. Plotnikov



The detailed information about this Kluwer journal, including
the complete table of contents, is available on the interval computations
website (click on journal)


From: Baltzer Science <>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 13:49:02 +0100
Subject: Contents, Computational Geosciences

Computational Geosciences 1 (1997) 3,4

Clint N. Dawson, Hector Klie, Mary F. Wheeler and Carol S. Woodward
A parallel, implicit, cell-centered method for two-phase flow with a
preconditioned Newton--Krylov solver 215-249

Marie Postel and Jack Xin
A numerical study of fronts in random media using a reactive solute
transport model 251-270

Marlee E.L. Franzen, James N. Petersen, T. Prabhakar Clement, Brian S.
Hooker and Rodney S. Skeen
Pulsing of multiple nutrients as a strategy to achieve large biologically
active zones during in situ carbon tetrachloride remediation 271-288

Z. Cai, J.E. Jones, S.F. McCormick and T.F. Russell
Control-volume mixed finite element methods 289-315

Stephan Schumacher, Marian Slodicka and Uwe Jaekel
Well modeling and estimation of hydraulic parameters 317-331

Jim Douglas, Jr., Felipe Pereira and Li-Ming Yeh
A parallelizable method for two-phase flows in naturally-fractured
reservoirs 333-368


From: Nikolai Simonov <>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 20:05:28 +0600
Subject: Contents, Monte Carlo Methods and Applications

Monte Carlo Methods and Applications
Managing Editor: K.K.Sabelfeld

Volume 3, 1997

Number 1, pp.1-88
V. Nekrutkin and N. Tur
Asymptotic expansions and estimators with small bias for Nanbu processes
O.A. Kurbanmuradov
Stochastic Lagrangian models for two-particle relative dispersion in
high-Reynolds number turbulence
K.K. Sabelfeld and O. Kurbanmuradov
Stochastic Lagrangian models for two-particle motion in turbulent flows
L.N. Sahoo and J. Sahoo
On three unbiased strategies in sample surveys

Number 2, pp.89-166
A.V. Voytishek
Using the Strang-Fix approximation in discrete-stochastic numerical
M. Bossy, L. Fezoui and S. Piperno
Comparison of a stochastic particle method and a finite volume
deterministic method applied to Burgers equation
A.D. Egorov
On L-isomorphic Gaussian models for nongaussian distributions
K. Takashima
Random walk tests of reciprocal m-sequences

Number 3, pp.171-250
L. Li and J. Spanier
Approximation of transport equations by matrix equations and sequential
O. Kurbanmuradov, K. Sabelfeld and D. Koluhin
Stochastic Lagrangian models for two-particle motion in turbulent flows:
Numerical Results
H. Nakao
Exact expression of Lagrangian velocity autocorrelation function in
isotropic homogeneous turbulence
N.M. Borisov and M.P. Panin
Adjoint importance Monte Carlo simulation for gamma ray deep penetration

Number 4, pp.255-350
A.A. Kolodko and W. Wagner
Convergence of a Nanbu type method for Smolouchowski equation
K.K. Sabelfeld and A.A. Kolodko
Monte Carlo simulation of the coagulation processes governed by
Smolouchowski equation with random coefficients
F. Guias
A Monte Carlo approach to the Smolouchowski equations
A. Kohatsu-Higa and S. Ogawa
Weak rate of convergence for an Euler scheme of nonlinear SDE's


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