NA Digest Sunday, October 4, 1998 Volume 98 : Issue 37

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From: NA Digest <>
Date: Sun 10/04/1998, 17:25:44 EST
Subject: NA Digest Calendar

The Netlib Conferences Database is on the Web at:

NA Digest Calendar
Date Topic Place NA Digest #

Oct. 1- 3 Parallel Symbolic Workshop Berkeley, CA 30
Oct. 1- 3 Industrial Flow Problems Barcelona, Spain 08
Oct. 4- 9 School on Wavelets in the Geosciences Delft, Netherlands 22
Oct. 5- 8 Multigrid Methods Bonn, Germany 12
Oct. 7-11 Operator Theory Winnipeg, Canada 05
Oct. 8-10 Randomization and Approximation Barcelona, Spain 32
Oct. 10 Pacific Northwest NA Seminar Richland, WA 33
Oct. 14-16 Simulation of Devices and Technologies Cape Town, So. Africa 11
Oct. 14-17 Mathematical Physics Knoxville, TN 48
Oct. 18-20 Symposium Honoring David Young Austin, TX 32
Oct. 20-23 SIBGRAPI'98 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 13
Oct. 21-23 Object Oriented Methods Yorktown Heights NY 21
Oct. 22-23 Mathematical Foundations for CAD Troy, MI 13
Oct. 25-28 Operations Research Seattle, WA 11
Oct. 26-28 Circuits, Systems and Computers Piraeus, Greece 97:20
Oct. 26-28 Meshing Roundtable Dearborn, MI 35
Oct. 26-29 Air Pollution Modelling Paris, France 37
Oct. 27-29 Continuum Mechanics Rostov-on-Don, Russia 28
Oct. 28-31 Parallel and Distributed Computing Las Vegas, NV 17

Nov. 15-20 ASME, Parallel Computing Anaheim, CA 09
Nov. 18-20 50th Anniversary Applied Math ETH Zuerich, Switzerland 29
Nov. 19-21 Adaptive Finite Element Methods Heidelberg, Germany 36
Nov. 21 Southern California Matrix Meeting San Jose, CA 32
Nov. 30-Dec. 3 Complex Systems Sydney, Australia 36

Dec. 4- 5 Southern Symposium on Computation Hattiesburg, MS 24
Dec. 6- 9 Modelling and Simulation Hamilton, New Zealand 19
Dec. 7-11 Scientific Computing Hong Kong 10
Dec. 11-14 Workshop Honoring T. W. Anderson Fort Lauderdale, FL 31
Dec. 14-16 Scientific and Engineering Computing Pune, India 29
Dec. 15-18 Nonlinear Programming Hong Kong 43
Dec. 16 Honor Dave Sloan Strathclyde, UK 12
Dec. 16-18 Wavelet Workshop Houston, TX 36
Dec. 19-21 Operations Research Agra, India 09


Jan. 8- 9 Conference Honoring Bob Plemmons Winston-Salem, NC 31
Jan. 11-15 Independent Component Signal Analysis Aussois, France 16
Jan. 21-23 Applied Linear Algebra Bielefeld, Germany 23

Feb. 15-18 Surface Approximation and Visualisation Christchurch, NZ 33
Feb. 15-19 Petaflops Computing Santa Barbara, CA 36
Feb. 20-25 Parallel Numerical Computations Annapolis, MD 36
Feb. 24-26 Interval Analysis Girona, Spain 34
Feb. 28-Mar. 2 Approximation and Complexity University of Florida 23

Mar. 22-26 Numerical Analysis Workshop Havana, Cuba 27

Apr. 15-20 Scattered Data Fitting Puerto Vallarta, Mex. 06
Apr. 16 Irreguarly Sturctured Problems San Juan, Puerto Rico 35

May 7- 9 Optimization in Computational Chemistry Princeton, NJ 27
May 10-14 Theoretical and Computational Acoustics Trieste, Italy 34
May 24-28 Applications of Dynamical Systems Snowbird, UT 23

June 2- 6 Large-Scale Scientific Computation Sozopol, Bulgaria 37
June 6-11 Rational Approximation Antwerp, Belgium 31
June 7- 9 Operational Research In Motion Windsor, Ontario 29
June 7-11 Monte Carlo Methods Varna, Bulgaria 22
June 10-12 Preconditioning Techniques Minneapolis, MN 32
June 14-18 Householder Symposium Whistler B.C., Canada 49
June 21-26 Continuous Optimization Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 33
June 21-27 Industrial Applications Apulia, Italy 35
June 28-July 2 Numerical Analysis Dundee, Scotland 36

July 1- 7 Curves and Surfaces Saint-Malo, France 15
July 12-16 System Modelling and Optimization Cambridge, UK 04
July 18-28 Foundations of Computational Mathematics Oxford, UK 21
July 19-22 International Linear Algebra Society Barcelona, Spain 36
July 26-30 Numerical Mathematics and Applications Jyvaskyla, Finland 21


From: Gene Golub <>
Date: Sun, 04 Oct 1998 10:24:27 +0100
Subject: Congrats, Dick

Richard Varga will be 70 on Oct 8, 1998. Congratulations, Dick!

Varga has had a tremendous influence through his books, papers and
lectures. He has been an inspiration to many of us and in my case, he
served as a mentor and supporter.
We owe him much for our understanding of iterative methods.

So thanks for all, Dick.


PS A meeting in Varga's honor is planned in the spring in Kent,Ohio.


From: Keith Moore <>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 16:57:46 -0400
Subject: Malicious Deletions from NA Digest

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From: Tony Keating <>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 17:31:21 +1000
Subject: Looking for Fast Effective Point in a Polyhedra Test

I'm currently writing a particle tracking algorithm which tracks particles
using a Lagrangian description through a complex three-dimensional grid. I'm
looking for a fast algorithm that would test if the point (x,y,z) is
contained in a polyhedra (defined by it's vertices). If anyone could help me
out here, I'd be very helpful.

Tony Keating,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Queensland, Australia.


From: Serge Piperno <>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 10:45:46 +0200
Subject: Question on Perimetric Inequality

Dear members of Na_Net,

I would like to request your assistance on the following problem :

Consider a plane closed contour C
(as regular as needed, convex if necessary)
of length L, enclosing a domain D of area A.
Call n=(nx,ny) the outward unitary normal to C.

I'd like to find a majoration of I=integral_over_C(nx*nx ds)
Of course, we have I <= L.
But, for example: for a circle of radius R, I=Pi.R=L/2

The majoration could involve A, the maximum width of D, etc...
I'd like to find a majoration which is exact in the particular
cases ot rectangles and circles...

Do you have any ideas or references on this type of questions?
Thanks for your attention,

Serge Piperno

Phone: (+33 4) 92 38 79 05
Fax: (+33 4) 92 38 77 40


From: Allison Bogardo <>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 98 10:48:19 -0500
Subject: SIAM Student Travel Awards

SIAM Student Travel Awards
for 1999 Conferences

During 1999, SIAM will make a number of awards for $300 to support
student travel to each of the following SIAM conferences:

Tenth Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, January 17-19,
Baltimore, MD

Ninth SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing,
March 22-24, San Antonio, TX

Fifth SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in
the Geosciences, March 24-27, San Antonio, TX

Sixth SIAM Conference on Optimization, May 10-12, Atlanta, GA

SIAM Annual Meeting, May 12-15, Atlanta, GA

Fifth SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems,
May 23-27, Snowbird, UT

Sixth SIAM Conference on Geometric Design, November 2-5,
Albuquerque, NM

The awards are to be made from the SIAM Student Travel Fund, created
in 1991 and maintained through book royalties donated by generous SIAM

Any full-time student in good standing is eligible to receive an award
plus gratis meeting registration. Top priority will be given to
students presenting papers at the meeting, with second priority to
students who are co-authors of papers to be presented at the meetings.
Only students traveling more than 100 miles to the meetings are
eligible for the awards.

An application for a travel award must include:

(1) A letter from the student describing his/her academic standing and
interests, his/her expected graduation date and degree, advisor's
name, and, if available, a URL for a working Web page.

(2) A one-page vita that includes the student's research interests,
projects, and papers published.

(3) A detailed letter from the student's faculty advisor indicating
why the student is deserving of receiving a travel award and any
special circumstances.

(4) If applicable, the title(s) of the paper(s) to be presented
(co-authored) by the student at the meeting.

Applications should be sent to the SIAM office (Attention: SIAM
Student Travel Awards), 3600 University City Science Center,
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688. Students also may apply by e-mail to or by fax to 215-386-7999.

Complete applications must be received at the SIAM office no later
than TWO MONTHS before the first day of the meeting for which support
is requested.

Winners will be notified FIVE WEEKS before the first day of the
meeting. Checks for the awards will be given to the student awardees
when they arrive at the given meeting and pick up their registration
packet at the SIAM Registration Desk.


From: Allison Bogardo <>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 98 15:10:57 -0500
Subject: SIAM Optimization Prize

Call for Nominations
SIAM Activity Group on Optimization Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Optimization Prize (SIAG/OPT) will be
awarded at the Sixth SIAM Conference on Optimization to be held
in Atlanta, May 10-12, 1999.

The prize is awarded to the author(s) of the most outstanding
paper, as determined by the prize committee, on a topic in
optimization published in English in a peer-reviewed journal.


Candidate papers must be published in English in a peer-reviewed
journal bearing a publication date within the period January 1,
1995 to December 31, 1998. The paper must contain significant
research contributions to the field of optimization, as commonly
defined in the mathematical literature, with direct or potential

Description of the Award

The award will consist of a plaque and a certificate. The chair
of the prize committee will notify the recipient(s) of the award
in advance of the award date. An invitation will be extended to
the recipient(s) to attend the award ceremony to receive the award
and to present the paper. At least one of the awardees is expected
to attend the ceremony and present the winning paper.


Nominations, which should consist of a copy of the paper and a
cover letter, must be received in the SIAM Office by JANUARY 15,
1999. Please send nominations to:

Chair, SIAG/OPT Prize Selection Committee
c/o Allison Bogardo
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688
Fax: 215-386-7999
Telephone: 215-382-9800, Ext. 302

Members of the selection committee are John Birge (University of
Michigan), Roger Fletcher (University of Dundee), Jan Karel
Lenstra (Technical University of Eindhoven), Stephen M. Robinson
(University of Wisconsin), and Stephen J. Wright, chair (Argonne
National Laboratory).


From: Arnold Krommer <>
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 17:44:27 +0100
Subject: New Book, Computational Integration

We would like to announce our new book


Arnold R. Krommer and Christoph W. Ueberhuber

SIAM Press, Philadelphia, May 1998.
xx + 445 pages / Softcover / ISBN 0-89871-374-9

This is the first book in over 10 years dedicated to a comprehensive discussion
of computational integration methods and the fundamental mathematical
principles they are based on. It gives special coverage of many recent
developments, such as parallel integration algorithms, that have not yet been
coherently presented in any other textbook. It also attempts to bridge the gap
between theoretical knowledge about and practical application of computational
integration by providing references to and descriptions of numerous relevant
software products.

This survey covers a wide range of topics fundamental to calculating integrals
on computer systems and discusses both the theoretical and computational
aspects of numerical and symbolic methods. It includes extensive sections on
one- and multidimensional integration formulas, like polynomial, number-
theoretic, and pseudorandom formulas, and deals with issues concerning the
construction of numerical integration algorithms, including error estimation,
discretization refinement, and convergence acceleration. Individual chapters
are dedicated to parallel integration algorithms, the assessment of numerical
integration software, and numerical methods tailored to particular kinds of
integration problems involving,for instance, oscillatory or singular integrands.

This book is appropriate as a textbook for advanced courses in scientific
computing and numerical analysis. It also is a valuable reference for
computational scientists and engineers working on problems for which reliable
and efficient methods for calculating integrals are required. Researchers in
applied numerical analysis and mathematical software development will
appreciate its well-organized presentation of the subject and its extensive


From: Do Young Kwak <>
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 98 12:03:35 +0900
Subject: Journal of the Korea Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics


Journal of the Korea Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
by the Korea Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematic (KSIAM).

The KSIAM aims to gather mathematicians and engineers at the same podium,
encourage them to find common interests, work together in or near Korean


Its scope includes all areas of applied mathematics, engineering, economics,
management science, medical sciences, etc., which uses mathematics as a tool.
The Journal also seeks to promote interdisplinary collaboration between
mathematician and engineers.

Associate Editors

Editor in Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics : Dong Su Kim (KAIST)
Editor in Cryptography : Sang Gun Hahn (KAIST)
Editor in Mathematical Finance and Economics : Injun Kin (KAIST, Techno)
Editor in Numerical Analysis : Do Young Kwak (KAIST)
Editor in Dynamical Systems and Simulation : Geon Ho Choi (KAIST)
Editor in Applied Analysis and Theoretical Mechanics : Hee June Choi (KAIST)
Editor in Computation in Stochastic Analysis and Statistics : Ujin Choi(KAIST)
Editor in Experimental Mathematics : Ki Hyung Ko (KAIST)
Editor in Computational Modeling and Medicine : Hoon Cho (Ajou University)
Editor in Applied Mathematics :
Editor in Control and Optimization :
Editor in Matrix Analysis and Applications :
Editor in Mathematical Finance and Applied Geometry: Hyeong In Choi (SNU)
Editor in Economics: In J. Kim (KAIST)
Editor in Optimization : Do Sang Kim (Pu Kyung University)
Editor in Scientific Computing :

Instructions to Authors

All contributions should be written in English and should be sent in duplicate
Department of Mathematics,
Taejon, Korea 305-701
or one of the associate editors listed above.


From: Bruno Sportisse <>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 13:35:28 +0200 (MET DST)
Subject: Conference on Air Pollution

Please notice the deadline of registration for the Conference APMS'98
(Air Pollution Modeling and Simulation) which will be held in Paris
October 26-29. This Conference is organized jointly by INRIA and ENPC.

The program and all informations needed for registration are
available on the INRIA WEB site at :

Invited speakers:
J.H. Seinfeld, G. Carmichael, J. Verwer, R. Friedrich, D. Williamson,
R. Vautard, A. Ebel.


From: Plamen Yalamov <>
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 19:43:54 +0200 (METDST)
Subject: Workshop in Bulgaria on Scientific Computations

Second Workshop on
``Large--Scale Scientific Computations''
Sozopol, Bulgaria, June 2-6, 1999


Dedicated to the 65th anniversary of Owe Axelsson.


Svetozar Margenov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Panayot Vassilevski, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Plamen Yalamov, University of Rousse


- Computational Linear Algebra

- Large-Scale Scientific Computations of Engineering and Environmental

According to the planned special tracks of the workshop, the Organizing
Committee also encourages contributions related to advanced applications of
large-scale scientific computations in such fields as: computational fluid
mechanics, structural mechanics, computational chemistry, computational
biology, etc.


Owe Axelsson, KUN, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Dario Bini, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Michael Griebel, University of Bonn, Germany
Raytcho Lazarov, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, USA
Robert Plemmons, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
Eugene Tyrtyshnikov, Institute of Numerical Mathematics, RAS, Moscow, Russia
Zahary Zlatev, National Environmental Research Institute, Denmark


"High performance methods and algorithms for flow simulation in porous
media" by Raytcho Lazarov and Joseph Pasciak, Texas A&M University, TX, USA

"Large-scale computations in air pollution modelling" by Zahary Zlatev,
National Environmental Research Institute, Denmark and Krassimir Georgiev,
Central Laboratory for Parallel Processing, BAS, Bulgaria

"High performance computing in geosciences" by Owe Axelsson, KUN, Nijmegen, The
Netherlands and Radim Blaheta, IGAS, Ostrava, Czech Republic

"Computations in Image Processing" by Robert Plemmons, Wake Forest University,

"Structured matrix computations" by Dario Bini, University of Pisa, Italy and
Eugene Tyrtyshnikov, Institute of Numerical Mathematics, RAS, Russia

"Matrices with sparsity structure" by Marcin Paprzycki, University of Southern
Mississippi, MS, USA and Plamen Yalamov, University of Rousse, Bulgaria

"Molecular Modeling by High Performance Computational Techniques" by Jerzy R.
Leszczynski, Jackson State University, MS, USA

Following the already established tradition, the Organizing Committee is ready
to consider suggestions for some additional special sessions related to the
special tracks of this workshop as well as in some more specific and/or
advanced topics of the large-scale scientific computations. Participants
interested in organizing such special sessions are invited to contact the
secretary of the workshop.


To indicate your intention to attend the workshop, please use the possibility
for an internet registration through the WWW-sites, or send an e-mail, a
letter, or a fax message to the conference secretary.

Conference Secretary
Mrs. Sylvia Grozdanova,
``Acad. G. Bontchev'' street, Block 25A
BG-1113 Sofia
FAX: (+ 359 2) 707 273


From: Michael Tsatsomeros <>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 09:03:00 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Faculty Position at University of Regina


The Department of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Regina
invites applications for two positions.

These are tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, to
begin July 1, 1999. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Mathematics or
Statistics and will be expected to engage in an active program of research
and to teach courses at all levels. The salary range is $42,271 to $58,939
per annum, commensurate with qualifications.

The Department will consider applications from individuals whose research
complements areas of strength in the Department. For one of the positions the
Department particularly encourages applications from candidates with a
background in numerical analysis and interest in numerical linear algebra.
Information on the Department may be obtained from the web site

Both positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The University of Regina is committed to employment equity, and encourages
applications from all qualified women or men, members of visible
minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. In accordance
with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to
Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Applications for these
positions should include a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and at
least three letters of reference. These should be forwarded to The Chair
of the Search Committee, Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 0A2. The closing date for
applications is November 30,1998.


From: Michael Navon <>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 16:16:04 -0400
Subject: Faculty Position at Florida State University

Department of Mathematics

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the
assistant professor level to begin in August 1999. Candidates with experience
beyond a doctorate in Applied or Computational Mathematics, Mathematics,
or a closely related field are strongly preferred. Applicants should have
a strong background in the development and implementation of numerical
algorithms, and in computational methodology, and a strong record of
research. Experience with high performance computing and parallel algorithms
is a plus. The appointment is intended to enhance the Mathematics Department,
and its ability to support FSU's interdisciplinary program of graduate
education and research initiative in Computational Science and Engineering.

Applicants should send a resume, which should include a research
plan and a statement describing their teaching experience, and arrange for
three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor I. Michael Navon,
Department of Mathematics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
32306-4510 ( The deadline for applications is
December 21, 1998; screening will start earlier and early application is
advised. See http:/ for information about the department,
and http:/ for information about Computational Science and

The Florida State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer, and especially encourages applications from women and


From: Xiaobing Feng <>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 11:31:43 -0400
Subject: Faculty Position at University of Tennessee, Knoxville


The Mathematics Department of The University of Tennessee seeks to fill a
tenure track assistant professorship in computational mathematics. Preference
will be given to applicants pursuing new and innovative research in
applications of computational mathematics to material sciences, biology, or

A Ph.D. is required. Some postdoctoral experience is preferred, but not
required. Substantial research promise as well as dedication to teaching are
paramount. Employment begins August 1, 1999.

Interested applicants should arrange to have a vita, three reference letters,
a research statement (including abstracts), and evidence of quality teaching
sent to Professor John B. Conway, Computational Mathematics Search,
Mathematics Department, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1300.
Electronic applications are not acceptable. Use of the AMS application form
is appreciated. Review of applications will begin December 1 and will
continue until the position is filled. Information about the department can
be found at

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville does not discriminate on the basis of
race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.


From: Brynjulf Owren <>
Date: 30 Sep 1998 15:12:25 +0200
Subject: Faculty Position at NTNU, Norway.


A brief summary of the announcement follows, more detailed information
will soon be made available at

The Department of Mathematical Sciences in the Faculty of Physics,
Informatics and Mathematics, at the Norwegian University of Science
and Technology (NTNU) announces the following vacant
professorship/qualification fellowship in Mathematical Sciences/
Computational Science. The department currently holds
25 chairs for full professors, 5 chairs for adjunct professors, 19
chairs for associate professors and 30

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology is currently
coordinating its supercomputing activities (Computational Science).
This position is one of two professorships associated with this
activity. The second professorship will be at the Department of
Computer and Information Science.

The position may alternatively be defined as a qualification
fellowship for a period of up to 3 years, similar to a tenure track
position in other countries. Thus young, ambitious researchers are also
encouraged to apply. In this case, the duration of the appointment
depends on how long it takes for the fellowship holder to obtain
professorial qualifications. At the end of the three years, the
candidate has the right to be evaluated for permanent employment as a
professor prior to a new announcement being made for a vacant

It is assumed that professors who do not already master a Scandinavian
language are to obtain knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian
language within three years from the date of appointement. The
language skills must then be at an equivalent standard to level three
in the Norwegian for Foreigners courses provided at the Department of
Applied Linguistics. The University provides such courses.

As NTNU would like to increase the percentage of females in academic
positions, women are invited to apply.

Further details about the professorship/fellowship can be obtained
from professor Syvert P. N=F8rsett, tel. +47 73 59 35 45. E-mail: or Associate Professor Brynjulf Owren, tel +47 73
59 35 18. E-mail:

Applications are to be sent to the Norwegian University of Science and
Technology, Faculty of Physics, Informatics and Mathematics. The
application deadline is October 23, 1998. The file number for the
position (FIM/51) is to be clearly stated on the application.


From: Fran Moshiri <>
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 1998 16:53:02 -0600
Subject: Research Position at Rice University

William Marsh Rice University

The Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University
announces a research scientist position in the development of algorithms
and software for optimization problems arising from X-ray crystallography
computation and other related applications. This position will be under
the supervision of Professors Richard Tapia and Yin Zhang in the Department
of Computational and Applied Mathematics and Professor George Phillips in
the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology.

DUTIES: Conduct independent and joint research in global optimization
problems from computational biology, particularly from X-ray
crystallography. Specific areas of activity include optimization
algorithms and software development, development of research directions,
interface with application scientists, supervision of graduate and
undergraduate research assistant, including research seminar organization.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant must have excellent communication skills and an
ability to work with specialists in varied fields. Applicant must have a
Ph.D. or equivalent degree and have demonstrated interest and expertise in
at least two of the following areas: algorithmic research on large-scale,
continuous global optimization, parallel numerical software development,
and computational biology applications related to molecular confirmation.
Applicant's record of publication will be considered.

TERM: One year commencing December 1, 1998 with possible renewal.
SALARY: Competitive

SEND RESUME TO: Rice University
Employment Office-MS 56,
6100 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77005-1892


For more information regarding this and other positions at Rice University,
please visit the Employment Department's website at


From: Technical Group <>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 11:25:17 +0300 (MSK)
Subject: Contents, East-West Journal of Numerical Math

Vol.6, No.3, 1998, pp.167-248


Hybrid-type algebraic multilevel preconditioners
for perturbed finite element matrices.
O. Axelsson and Yu. Hakopian

Long time behaviour of backward difference type methods
for parabolic equations with memory in Banach space.
N.Yu. Bakaev, S. Larsson, and V. Thomee

Computer aided analysis of imperfect bifurcation diagrams.
K. Bohmer, D. Janovska, and V. Janovsky

Analysis and parallel implementation
of adaptive mortar element methods.
R. Hoppe, Yu. Iliash, Yu. Kuznetsov, Yu. Vassilevski,
and B. Wohlmuth


From: Oleg Burdakov <>
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 17:06:38 -0300 (EST)
Subject: Contents, Optimization Methods and Software

Table of Contents
Optimization Methods and Software (OMS)
Volume 10, Number 1 (October, 1998)

Y. Zhang
Solving large-scale linear programs by interior-point methods under
the MATLAB environment

A.K.M.S. Hossain and T. Steihaug
Computing a sparse Jacobian matrix by rows and columns

J. Eriksson, M. Gullikson, P. Lindstroem and P.A. Wedin
Regularization tools for training feed-forward neural networks

N. Deng and Z. Chen
A new nonlinear ABS-type algorithm and its efficiency analysis

M. Celani, R. Cerulli, M. Gaudioso and Ya.D. Sergeyev
A multiplier adjustment technique for the capacitated concentrator
location problem


From: Karin Remington <>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 12:47:12 -0400
Subject: Contents, Transactions on Mathematical Software

Table of Contents
Volume 24, Number 1 (March 1998)

Allan J. MacLeod
Algorithm 779: Fermi-Dirac Functions of Order -1/2, 1/2, 3/2, 5/2
pp. 1-12.

P.W. Sharp and J.H. Verner
Generation of High-order Interpolants for Explicit Runge-Kutta Pairs
pp. 13-29.

E.N. Houstis, J.R. Rice, S. Weerawarana, A.C. Catlin, P. Papachiou, K.-Y. Wang
and M. Gaitatzes
PELLPACK: A Problem Solving Environment for PDE Based Applications on
Multicomputer Platforms
pp. 30-73.

Anshul Gupta, Fred G. Gustavson, Mahesh Joshi and Sivan Toledo
The Design, Implementation and Evaluation of a Symmetric Banded Linear Solver
for Distributed-Memory Parallel Computers
pp. 74-101.

K. G. Hamilton
Algorithm 780: Exponential Pseudorandom Distribution
pp. 102-106.

Charles T. Fulton and Steven Pruess
The Computation of Spectral Density Functions for Singular Sturm-Liouville
Problems Involving Simple Continuous Spectra
pp. 107-129.

Roger B. Sidje
EXPOKIT: Software Package for Computing Matrix Exponentials
pp. 130-156.


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