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

- Happy Birthday John Dennis
- Best Wishes to Prof. Schoenauer
- Help on Splines
- New Book on Splines and Wavelets
- FIDISOL/CADSOL Now Freely Available
- W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize
- Call for Nominations: SIAG/LA Prize
- Rhine Workshop on Computer Algebra 2000
- Graph Partioning Workshop
- Conference on Scientific Computing in Slovakia
- Workshop on Global Optimization
- NSF Director to Present Address at Computational Science Symposium
- Industrial Applications of Parallel Computing Deadline Clarification
- Advances in Convex Analysis and Global Optimization
- Faculty Position at University of Delaware
- Faculty Positions at Colorado State University
- Faculty Positions at University of Michigan
- Faculty Positions at the University of Kansas
- Research Position at ZIB, Berlin
- Research Position at Eindhoven University of Technology
- Postdoctoral Position at CSIRO, Australia
- Special Issue of Computers & Mathematics with Applications
- Contents, Optimization Methods and Software
- Contents, East-West J. of Numerical Math
- Contents, Journal of Integral Equations and Applications

**URL for the World Wide Web:**
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From: Michael Overton <overton@cs.nyu.edu>

Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 11:36:54 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Happy Birthday John Dennis**

Today John Dennis celebrates his 60th birthday, and

SIAM J. Optimization publishes a special issue in

his honor - Volume 9, Number 4, at

http://epubs.siam.org/sam-bin/dbq/toc/SIOPT/9/4

On behalf of SIAM, it is a pleasure to announce

this special issue dedicated to John, who has done so

much for SIAM and for the optimization community.

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From: Ruediger Weiss <weiss@rz.uni-karlsruhe.de>

Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1999 18:44:36 +0200 (CES)

**Subject: Best Wishes to Prof. Schoenauer**

At the end of September Professor Schoenauer will retire as deputy director

of the computing center of the University of Karlsruhe. However, he will be

still active as researcher. His focus will be, as before, the solution of

partial differential equations, the solution of large linear and nonlinear

systems and the efficient use of supercomputers. He will also continue to

develop black-box solvers (see http://www.uni-karlsruhe.de/~numerik/).

In particular, he will continue to complete and to keep up-to-date his

hand-written internet book "Scientific Supercomputing"

(http://www.uni-karlsruhe.de/~rz03/book/).

We wish him all the best for the future and we are looking forward to many

original contributions from him - as he can spare more time now for purely

scientific work.

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From: Ralph Ferraye <ferraye@pistou.unice.fr>

Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 17:20:40 +0100

**Subject: Help on Splines**

Dear Sir,

I am a phD student at the "Universite de Nice Sophia Antipolis"

in the South of France.

I work on microwave imaging which is an inverse scattering problem.

I have just joined the email database of NA-Net.

I am sending this mail to you hoping I could get help concerning

the following problem.

Consider N points in the plane. I would like to construct a curve

that passes through these points. The final curve should be

smooth enough (continuity of the first and second derivatives)

and it should be DESCRIBED ANALYTICALLY.

One should be able to specify whether the curve is closed

or open, as well as to give the values of the derivatives at

the start- and end points for example. The final curve should

be "natural looking".

I know that this is a rather classical problem and have used

piecewise natural cubic splines which guarantee the continuity of

the first and second derivatives at each point of the final curve.

However, the solution given by the cubic splines did not satisfy

me very much because I noticed that in the case of points describing

a wing section, there was a "brutal jump of the curvature" at the

vicinity of a point of inflexion.

That is why I am looking for a better solution.

I have been told that splines in tension could be a good solution

for my problem. What do you think about it ?

Could you please give me some advice and/or some references

for my problem ?

Thank you very much.

Yours faithfully.

Ralph Ferraye.

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From: Han Lin chen <chen@math03.math.ac.cn>

Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 08:48:13 +0800 (CST)

**Subject: New Book on Splines and Wavelets**

Title of the book: Complex Harmonic Splines, Periodic Quasi-Wavelets:

Theory and Applications

Author: Chen, Han-lin

Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers

In this book, the author studies the complex harmonic spline functions

(CHSF in abbreviation). Specifically, he explores the functional and

geometrical properties of CHSF in details. One can use CHSF to approximate

complex harmonic function to high accuracy. Since the shape of the domains

for a problem with practical interest may be complicated, it is important

to be able to work with an arbitrary domain. CHSF provides a good tool to

approximate a conformal mapping on the domain with arbitrary shape.

In the second part of the book, the author constructs various kinds of

periodic quasi-wavelets. These wavelets have least terms in the

decomposition and reconstruction formulas, and are orthonormal.

We also present a fast wavelet method for solving a kind of integral

equations and a kind of related partial differential equations by using

the wavelets. If the stiffness matrix are calculated beforhand, then in

computing the discretized equation, the complexity is O(N),

where N is the number of knots.

The last part of the book is the construction of a kind of periodic

interpolating wavelets. These wavelets possess a number of nice

properties: interpolation, localization, symmetry, smoothness up to any

desired order, real valued, bi-orthogonality and having explicit

representations. Therefore, we believe that they have potential values

in applications.

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From: Ruediger Weiss <weiss@rz.uni-karlsruhe.de>

Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1999 17:34:12 +0200 (CES)

**Subject: FIDISOL/CADSOL Now Freely Available**

FIDISOL/CADSOL now freely available

The FIDISOL/CADSOL program package is now freely available for purely

scientific use.

FIDISOL/CADSOL is a program package for the solution of partial differential

equations. 2- and 3-dimensional systems of elliptic (stationary) and parabolic

(time-dependent) equations can be solved. The boundary conditions may be

arbitrary. The solution method is the finite difference method. For the FIDISOL

part the solution domain is restricted to be rectangular. For the CADSOL part

the domain is body-oriented, i. e. logically rectangular. There are versions

with an adaptive grid generation. For CADSOL dividing lines can be prescribed

allowing the solution of different partial differential equations in

different subdomains or allowing noncontinuous conditions inside the domain.

More information is available on the web site:

http://www.rz.uni-karlsruhe.de/~fidisol/

The program and all kind of description can be downloaded directly from the

web.

Please notice: There will be no user support for FIDISOL/CADSOL as we do not

have enough manpower.

Dr. Ruediger Weiss

Rechenzentrum

Universitaet Karlsruhe

Postfach 6980

76128 Karlsruhe

Germany

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From: Allison Bogardo <bogardo@siam.org>

Date: Wed, 22 Sep 99 08:33:45 -0500

**Subject: W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize**

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

for

W. T. AND IDALIA REID PRIZE

The Reid Prize

SIAM will present the W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize at the 2000 SIAM

Annual Meeting at the Westin Rio Mar Beach Resort in Puerto Rico next

July 10-14. The award will be given for research in, or other

contributions to, the broadly defined areas of differential equations

and control theory. The prize may be given either for a single

notable achievement or for a collection of such achievements.

Eligibility

The prize is awarded to any member of the scientific community who

meets the general guidelines of the prize description above.

Description of Award

The award consists of an engraved medal and a $10,000 cash prize, plus

travel expenses to attend the prize ceremony.

Nominations

A letter of nomination, including a description of achievement(s)

should be sent by February 1, 2000 to:

Professor John A. Burns

Chair, Reid Prize Selection Committee

c/o A. G. Bogardo

SIAM

3600 University City Science Center

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Telephone: (215) 382-9800

Fax: (215) 386-7999

E-mail: bogardo@siam.org

Selection Committee

Members of the selection committee are John A. Burns, Chair (Virginia

Institute of Technology and State University); H. Thomas Banks (North

Carolina State University); James G. Glimm (State University of New

York at Stony Brook); John Guckenheimer (Cornell University); and

Arthur J. Krener (University of California, Davis).

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From: Allison Bogardo <bogardo@siam.org>

Date: Wed, 22 Sep 99 08:57:35 -0500

**Subject: Call for Nominations: SIAG/LA Prize **

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

for

SIAM ACTIVITY GROUP ON LINEAR ALGEBRA PRIZE

The SIAG/LA Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra will present the award at its

Seventh SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra at North Carolina State

University in October 2000. The prize, the fifth to be given, is awarded

to the author(s) of the most outstanding paper on a topic in applicable

linear algebra published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Eligibility

Candidate papers must be published in English in a peer-reviewed journal

bearing a publication date between January 1, 1997 through December 31,

1999. The papers must contain significant research contributions to the

field of linear algebra, as commonly defined in the mathematical

literature, with direct or potential applications. Nominations should

include a full bibliographic citation for the paper and a brief statement

outlining the justification for the nomination in terms of its importance

and impact.

Authors are discouraged from nominating their own papers.

Description of Award

The award consists of a plaque and a certificate containing the

citation.

Nominations

Nominations including a copy of the nominated paper should be sent by

March 15, 2000 to:

Professor Volker Mehrmann

Chair, SIAG/LA Prize Selection Committee

c/o A. G. Bogardo

SIAM

3600 University City Science Center

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Telephone: 215-382-9800

Fax: 215-386-7999

E-mail: bogardo@siam.org

Selection Committee

The members of the selection committee for the award are Volker

Mehrmann (TU Chemnitz), chair; Uwe Helmke (University of Wuerzburg);

Daniel Hershkowitz (Technion Haifa); Nicholas Higham (University of

Manchester); and Zdenek Strakos (Emory University).

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

From: Thom Mulders <mulders@inf.ethz.ch>

Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 09:58:21 +0200

**Subject: Rhine Workshop on Computer Algebra 2000**

Second Announcement and Call for Papers

RWCA'00

Seventh Rhine Workshop on Computer Algebra

March 22 - March 24, 2000

Bregenz, Austria

Topics

The topics of the workshop include all aspects of Computer

Algebra, from theory to applications and systems.

Purposes

This is the seventh edition of a workshop initiated in

Strasbourg in 1988 and held every second year. To avoid

competition with well-established conferences in the field,

the workshop is kept as informal as possible. Its two main

purposes are to offer an opportunity to young researchers

and newcomers to present their work and to be a regional

forum for researchers in the field. Despite this latter goal,

the workshop is open worldwide to submissions and attendance.

Program Committee

Moulay Barkatou (Grenoble)

Leon Brenig (Brussels)

Manuel Bronstein (Sophia Antipolis)

Jacques Calmet (Karlsruhe)

Arjeh Cohen (Eindhoven)

Joachim von zur Gathen (Paderborn)

Gaston Gonnet (Zurich, program committee chair)

Tudor Jebelean (Linz)

Werner Krandick (Paderborn)

Daniel Lazard (Paris)

Ton Levelt (Nijmegen)

Malcolm MacCallum (London)

Elizabeth Mansfield (Canterbury)

Thom Mulders (Zurich, workshop chair)

Peter Paule (Linz)

Fritz Schwarz (Sankt Augustin)

Carlo Traverso (Pisa)

Gilles Villard (Grenoble)

Franz Winkler (Linz)

Submissions

Submit either a full paper or an extended abstract to the

workshop chair. Submissions are not formally refereed and can

thus be submitted later elsewhere. Accepted submissions will

appear in locally printed proceedings, intended for attendees

only. Please state the author's name, address and E--mail (if

available).

- Submission by regular mail: Send two copies.

- Submission by E--mail (preferable): Send a LaTeX-file and a

postscript-file (for comparison only).

Important Dates

- October 31, 1999: Submitted papers must be received

- December 17, 1999: Notification of acceptance

Organization

Workshop Chair: Program Committee Chair:

Thom Mulders Gaston Gonnet

Inst. of Scientific Computing Inst. of Scientific Computing

ETH-Zentrum ETH-Zentrum

CH-8092 Zurich CH-8092 Zurich

Tel: +41-1-6327473 Tel: +41-1-6327470

Fax: +41-1-6321374 Fax: +41-1-6321374

mulders@inf.ethz.ch gonnet@inf.ethz.ch

Information

Updated information will be available on the WWW at

http://www.inf.ethz.ch/rwca00/.

For more information, please contact the workshop chair.

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From: Michael Olesen <symposia@msi.umn.edu>

Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 15:40:41 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: Graph Partioning Workshop**

Symposium announcement

Workshop on Graph Partitioning & Applications

Sponsored by

Army High Performance Computing Research Center

and the Supercomputing Institute for Digital Simulation and

Advanced Computation

October 14-15, 1999

Army HPC Research Center

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Overview

Graph partitioning is an important problem with extensive

applications in many different areas including scientific

computing, parallel processing, VLSI design, data-mining, and

efficient storage of large databases. For example, the

ability to find good partitionings of large irregular,

dynamic and adaptive meshes is critical for efficient

execution of many computational simulations on high-

performance computers.

A two-day workshop on graph partitioning applications is

being held at the Army High Performance Computing Research

Center (AHPCRC) at the University of Minnesota to bring

together researchers working on graph partitioning algorithms

as well as researchers who need partitioning techniques to

solve their problems.

The workshop will provide a forum for presentation of new

formulations as well as algorithms for graph partitioning and

novel, innovative applications of graph

partitioning.

Workshop Organizers

Rupak Biswas, NASA Ames Research Center

(rbiswas@nas.nasa.gov)

Bruce Hendrickson, Sandia National Laboratories

(bah@cs.sandia.gov)

George Karypis, University of Minnesota

(karypis@cs.umn.edu)

Vipin Kumar, University of Minnesota

(kumar@cs.umn.edu)

Registration information

For more information or to register, please contact:

Ms. Jean Burdick

Conference Coordinator

Army High Performance Computing Research Center

1100 South Washington Avenue #101

Minneapolis, MN 55415

Tel: (612) 626-8103

Fax: (612) 626-1596

burdick@ahpcrc.umn.edu

Preregistration is required.

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From: Karol Mikula <mikula@ops.svf.stuba.sk>

Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1999 11:12:25 +0200 (CEST)

**Subject: Conference on Scientific Computing in Slovakia**

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

ALGORITMY 2000

Conference on Scientific Computing

Vysoke Tatry, Slovakia, September 10 - 15, 2000

e-mail: alg2000@vox.svf.stuba.sk

www: http://www.math.sk/alg2000

Scientific Programme Committee:

E.Baensch (Bremen), P.Brunovsky (Bratislava), G.Dziuk (Freiburg),

W.Jaeger (Heidelberg), J.Kacur (Bratislava), J.Komornik (Bratislava),

G.Meyer (Atlanta), K.Mikula (Bratislava), M.Rumpf (Bonn),

J.A.Sethian (Berkeley)

ALGORITMY (Algorithms) representing the oldest Central-European

series of international meetings devoted to

applied mathematics and computer science will continue in

Vysoke Tatry (High Tatras), Slovakia, September 10 - 15, 2000.

15th ALGORITMY 2000 conference will be devoted to

computational realizations and analysis of

the algorithms solving the real problems from all branches of sciences,

technology, medicine, finance and other applications.

The main topics include methods of

* computational fluid dynamics

* nonlinear heat and mass transfer

* modeling of flow in porous media

* simulations of free boundary phenomena

* computational finance

* image processing and computer vision

* data analysis and pattern recognition

* scientific visualization

* software for scientific computations.

Special attention is given to the robust numerical, statistical and

visualization methods implemented on modern computer architectures.

The refereed proceedings of plenary lectures and contributions of participants

will be published. You are invited to submit a paper related to the topics

of the conference.

The list of plenary speakers will include:

Michal Benes (Prague), Gui-Qiang Chen (Northwestern University),

Charles M. Elliott (Brighton), Richard E. Ewing (Texas A&M University)

Burkhard Hoehn (Freiburg), Klaus Johannsen (Heidelberg/Stuttgart),

Dietmar Kroener (Freiburg), Ravi Malladi (Berkeley),

Gunter Meyer (Atlanta), K.Mikula (Bratislava),

Tobias Preusser (Bonn), Alessandro Sarti (Bologna/Berkeley),

Kunibert Siebert (Freiburg), James Sethian (Berkeley),

Zdenek Strakos (Prague/Atlanta), Robert Strzodka (Bonn),

Stefan Turek (Heidelberg), Joachim Weickert (Mannheim)

For further electronic information please look at web page:

http://www.math.sk/alg2000

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From: Fabio Schoen <schoen@ingfi1.ing.unifi.it>

Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 14:06:57 +0200

**Subject: Workshop on Global Optimization**

The final program of GO.99 - the International Workshop on Global Optimization

to be held in Florence (Italy) September 28th-October 2nd, is on the web:

http://www.dsi.unifi.it/go.99

On site registration will take place Monday 27th, at 17:30

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From: J.C.T. Pool <jpool@cacr.caltech.edu>

Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 06:16:22 -0700

**Subject: NSF Director to Present Address at Computational Science Symposium**

"Information Technology at the Turn of the Century:

A Computational Science Perspective"

October 27-28, 1999

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, California

You are invited to a symposium entitled, "Information Technology at the

Turn of the Century: A Computational Science Perspective," hosted by

Caltech's Center for Advanced Computing Research (CACR) on October 27-28,

1999 at Caltech. The one-and-a-half day event will feature:

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Rita Colwell, Director, National Science Foundation

Leaders in computational science and engineering will speak on topics

relevant to information technology in the year 2000 and beyond.:

- Tom Defanti, Director, Electronic Visualization Laboratory; and Professor

of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Illinois at

Chicago;

- Paul Dimotakis, John K. Northrop Professor of Aeronautics and Professor

of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology;

- Mark Ellisman, Professor of Neurosciences and Bioengineering; Director,

Center for Research on Biological Structure; and Director, National Center for

Microscopy and Imaging Research, University of California, San Diego;

- Sid Karin, Director, National Partnership for Advanced Computational

Infrastructure; Director, San Diego Supercomputer Center; and Professor of

Computer Science and Engineering, University of California, San Diego;

- Ken Kennedy, Ann and John Doerr Professor in Computational Engineering; and

Director, Center for Research on Parallel Computation, Rice University;

- Steve Koonin, Vice President, Provost, and Professor of Theoretical

Physics, California Institute of Technology;

- Greg McRae, Bayer Professor of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts

Institute of Technology;

- Paul Messina, CACR Director and Assistant Vice-President for Scientific

Computing, California Institute of Technology (on leave for temporary

appointment at Department of Energy);

- Andy van Dam, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., University Professor of Technology

and Education

and Professor of Computer Science, Brown University;

- Gil Weigand, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research, Development and

Simulation, Defense Programs, Department of Energy; and

- Paul R. Woodward, Professor of Astronomy; and Director, Laboratory for

Computational Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota.

ABOUT THE EVENT

The requirements of computational science have traditionally driven many

aspects, both hardware and software, of information technology. With the advent

of systems developed for computational science from commodity hardware and

software components and the increasing role of networks and visualization,

computational science now depends increasingly on trends stimulated by other

areas of information technology.

As the new millennium approaches, the Caltech CACR is organizing this

symposium to bring together key figures in the information technology

arena. The objective of the symposium is to explore this interplay between

computational science and information technology and its implications at

the turn of the century.

You may register online at

http://www.cacr.caltech.edu/it2kcs

See the above website.for additional information, including the agenda,

location, and travel information.

SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZERS

- Paul Messina, CACR Director and Assistant Vice-President for Scientific

Computing, California Institute of Technology (on leave for temporary

appointment at Department of Energy)

- James C. T. Pool, Executive Director, Center for Advanced Computing Research,

California Institute of Technology

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From: Marcin Paprzycki <marcin@orca.st.usm.edu>

Date: Sat, 25 Sep 1999 01:02:06 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: Industrial Applications of Parallel Computing Deadline Clarification**

Dear Colleagues,

Some time ago I have posted a CFP for a Special Issue of the International

Journal of Computer Research devoted to Industrial Applications of Parallel

Computing. It had a submission deadline of September 15th. Later we have

learned that the special issue will be published as the third (not second)

issue of the year, so we have more time. We have posted the new submission

deadline on the www site:

http://orca.st.usm.edu/ijcr/parallel.html

but this generated some confusion (as we started to receive messages asking

which deadline is correct). To clarify this I would like to confirm that

the submission deadline is October 31st (additional information can be

found on the www site listed above).

Respectfully,

Marcin Paprzycki

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From: Panos Pardalos <pardalos@cao.ise.ufl.edu>

Date: Sat, 25 Sep 1999 09:04:19 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Advances in Convex Analysis and Global Optimization **

CALL FOR PAPERS

International Conference on

ADVANCES IN CONVEX ANALYSIS AND GLOBAL OPTIMIZATION

Honoring the memory of C. Caratheodory (1873-1950)

Pythagorion, Samos, Greece

June 5-9, 2000

Endorsed by:

Mathematical Programming Society (MPS)

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) - Activity Group

in Optimization

SCOPE

The conference aims at fostering the cooperation among practitioners and

theoreticians in the fields of convex analysis and global optimization.

Several invited and contributing talks will report on original research

(both theoretical and experimental) in all areas of convex analysis and

global optimization, including surveys of important recent results/directions.

INVITED SPEAKERS

F. Clarke (University of Lyon -1)

V. Demyanov (St. Petersburg State University)

C. Floudas (Princeton University)

F. Giannessi (University of Pisa)

L. Khachiyan (Rutgers University)

V. Klee (University of Washington)

C. Lemarechal (INRIA Rh^one-Alpes).

T. Rockafellar (University of Washington)

S. Robinson (University of Wisconsin)

J.B. Rosen (UCSD and University of Minnesota)

A. Rubinov (University of Ballarat)

N.Z. Shor (Ukrainian Academy of Sciences)

S. Smale (UC Berkeley and City University of Hong Kong)

H. Tuy (Institute of Mathematics, Hanoi)

ORGANIZERS

N. Hadjisavvas (University of the Aegean), D. Kandilakis (University of the

Aegean) and P. Pardalos (University of Florida).

CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Location

The conference is hosted by the Department of Mathematics of the University

of the Aegean, and will be held in the town of Pythagorion at the Doryssa Bay

complex, on the island of Samos, Greece. Samos, an island of astonishing

natural beauty and very old history is located in the Northeast Aegean sea,

and is the birthplace of Pythagoras, Epicurus and Aristarchus.

Registration

The Conference fee is 250$ US for early registration until March 31, 2000

and 300$ US after this date or on site registration. The fee includes:

admission to all sessions, reception, the conference dinner, coffee breaks,

a one-day excursion around the island, and a copy of the proceedings when

published.

Contributed talks

Participants wishing to present a contributed talk should submit by e-mail

an extended abstract (1-2 pages) written in LaTeX to Prof. Panos Pardalos

pardalos@ufl.edu

Deadline for submission is December 1, 1999. Notification of acceptance will

be given by December 20, 1999. Participants should register by May 5, 2000

for their talk to be included in the Conference program.

Proceedings

The Conference proceedings will be published by Kluwer Academic Publishers,

in the series Nonconvex Optimization and Applications.

Deadline for paper submission is July 15, 2000.

Deadlines

Early registration: March 31, 2000

Late registration (after March 31, 1999): on site

Registration deadline for inclusion in the Conference program: May 5, 2000

Abstract submission: December 1, 1999

Notification of acceptance: December 20, 1999

Submission of manuscripts for publication in the Conference proceedings:

July 15, 2000

Important addresses-More information

Additional information about the Conference may be obtained by writing to

Mrs. Thea Vigli- Papadaki, Department of Mathematics, University of the Aegean,

Karlovassi 83200, Samos,

Greece. Tel: ++30-273-82021, 82010, Fax: ++30-273-82009, e-mail:

acago@math.aegean.gr,

or by visiting the web site of the Conference at the address:

http://www.samos.aegean.gr/math/acago

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From: Richard Braun <braun@math.udel.edu>

Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 10:24:29 -0400 (EDT)

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

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of

Delaware invites applications for a tenure/tenure-track position

to begin September 1, 2000. The position is in applied

mathematics at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

The successful candidate will show excellent promise in research

with a strong potential for external funding. An interest in

establishing and mentoring links with industry and other academic

disciplines will weigh heavily in the candidate's favor. Expertise

in any of the areas of Wave Propagation, Fluid Dynamics, Material

Science, Scientific Computation and Inverse Problems is a plus.

Evidence of effective teaching is essential.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae (including funding

history) reprints and/or preprints and arrange to have three

letters of recommendation sent to

Applied Mathematics Search Committee

Department of Mathematical Sciences

University of Delaware

Newark, DE 19716

(The curricula vitae and letters of reference shall be shared

with departmental faculty.) Applications must be received by

November 15, 1999.

The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity employer

which encourages applications from qualified minority group

members and women.

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From: Jerry Taylor <taylor@math.colostate.edu>

Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 08:37:29 -0600

**Subject: Faculty Positions at Colorado State University**

Regular Tenure Track Positions

The Department of Mathematics at Colorado State University invites

applications for several regular tenure-track faculty positions

beginning Fall of 2000. The individuals appointed must hold a Ph.D.

at the time of appointment and be capable of fulfilling the highest

expectations in research and in teaching. The appointment level is

open, but preference will be given to candidates at the Assistant

or Associate Professor level. The Department currently has areas of

strength in algebra and algebraic geometry/topology, analysis and

applied analysis, combinatorics, dynamical systems, mathematics education,

numerical analysis, optimization, partial differential equations, pattern

analysis, and scientific computing. Our primary needs this season are in

algebraic combinatorics (with special interest in computation with codes,

groups or designs); scientific computing (in particular numerical PDEs and

modeling); optimization (with expertise in either discrete or continuous

problems); and analysis (e.g. global analysis, operator theory, ergodic

theory, complex variables). Exceptional candidates in other areas of

Departmental strength may also be considered, and we may well be able

to make multiple offers in a single area.

The Department of Mathematics has 160 undergraduate majors and 45 graduate

students, with 31 tenure or tenure-track faculty members. Colorado State

University has an enrollment of 22,000 students and is located in Fort

Collins, Colorado, an attractive community of over 100,000 located at the

base of the Rocky Mountains 65 miles north of Denver. More information may be

obtained via the Department's Web page at http://www.math.colostate.edu.

Applicants should submit a complete curriculum vita, a summary of future

research plans, evidence of effective teaching, and at least three

letters of recommendation. All materials should be sent to:

Faculty Hiring Committee

Department of Mathematics

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO 80523

Applications received by December 10, 1999 will receive full consideration,

but screening will continue until the positions are filled. A job

description can be found at http://www.math.colostate.edu/jobs.html.

Colorado State University is an EEO/AA employer.

Postdoctoral Positions

The Department of Mathematics may be seeking outstanding candidates

for a 2-year postdoctoral position.

The application procedure is the same as that for the regular

faculty positions outlined above. The candidate should indicate

on the cover letter that he or she is applying for a postdoctoral

position instead of or in addition to the application for the

regular position.

Visiting Professorships 2000-2001

The Department of Mathematics at Colorado State University seeks

applicants for a one-semester visiting faculty position.

The intention of the visiting professorship is to bring an

outstanding senior researcher to our Department

to interact with our faculty and students in research programs

of individual interest.

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From: Candy Ellis <candi@math.lsa.umich.edu>

Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 16:43:16 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Faculty Positions at University of Michigan**

University of Michigan - Department of Mathematics - The department has

openings at the tenure-track or tenure level in the area of applied and

interdisciplinary mathematics. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in

mathematics or a related discipline, such as physics, engineering,

chemistry, computer science, or biomathematics, and should show

outstanding promise and/or accomplishments in both research and teaching.

Areas of special interest include, but are not restricted to, mathematical

physics; fluid mechanics and mathematical materials sciences, geophysical

fluid dynamics, mathematical geosciences; theoretical biology and

biomathematics, neurosciences; numerical analysis; and theoretical

computer science. Salaries are competitive, based on credentials.

Applicants should send a cv, bibliography, and descriptions of research

and teaching experience and have three or four letters of recommendation,

at least one of which addresses the applicants' teaching experience and

capabilities, sent to: Personnel Committee, University of Michigan,

Department of Mathematics, 2074 East Hall, Ann Arbor MI 48109-1109.

Applications are considered on a continuing basis but candidates are urged

to apply by November 1, 1999. Information regarding available positions

can also be found on our Web page at http://www.math.lsa.umich.edu, and

inquiries can be made by e-mail to math.chair@math.lsa.umich.edu.

The University of Michigan is an affirmative action, equal opportunity

employer.

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From: Weizhang Huang <huang@math.ukans.edu>

Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 16:11:38 -0500

**Subject: Faculty Positions at the University of Kansas**

Department of Mathematics

University of Kansas

Applications are invited for two tenure-track positions at the

assistant professor level beginning August 18, 2000, January 1, 2001,

or as negotiated. (These positions are contingent on final

budgetary approval.) First preference will be given to candidates in

statistics, the second to candidates in computational mathematics,

and otherwise to candidates in pure or applied mathematics whose

specialties mesh well with those already represented in the department.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or its requirements completed by August

15, 2000. Postdoctoral experience is preferred.

Applications are also invited for two temporary positions at the assistant

professor level beginning August 18, 2000 or as negotiated. (These

positions are contingent on final budgetary approval.) These positions

are normally renewable for a second and third year. First preference

will be given to candidates in commutative algebra, second in numerical

partial differential equations, and otherwise to candidates whose

research interests mesh well with those of our faculty. Candidates

must have a Ph.D. or its requirements completed by August 18, 2000.

Letter of application, detailed resume with description of research,

completed AMS standardized application form, and three letters of

recommendation should be sent to

Jack Porter, Chair

Department of Mathematics

405 Snow Hall

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS 66045-2142

Deadlines: Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2000 and

will continue until the positions are filled.

KU is EO/AA Employer.

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From: Marc Steinbach <steinbach@zib.de>

Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 15:56:05 +0200

**Subject: Research Position at ZIB, Berlin**

Multistage Stochastic Optimization / Robust Control

Research Position (PhD or Postdoctoral)

Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum fuer Informationstechnik Berlin (ZIB)

Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum fuer Informationstechnik Berlin (ZIB) invites

scientists to apply for a full position as researcher in the project

"Multistage stochastic optimization algorithms for process control".

The project is part of the Research Program "Real-time optimization

of large systems" supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

The position is available for two years; salary is regulated by the

German BAT IIa or Ib contract.

Research Area:

Development, implementation and analysis of new numerical algorithms

for robust control in process engineering. The mathematical models

involve discrete-time multistage stochastic optimization problems.

Requirements:

- Ph.D. or above average diploma (masters degree) in mathematics,

natural sciences, or engineering

- practical experience in numerical linear algebra/optimization

- good knowledge of object oriented programming in C++

It is possible to work toward a Ph.D. in this position.

Application:

We particularly encourage female applicants, since women are underrepresented

in science and ZIB is engaged in enlarging the quota. Handicapped applicants

will be preferred on terms of equal qualification. Applications with photo,

curriculum vitae in tabular form and customary documents referring to

position number 12/99 should be submitted to

Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum fuer Informationstechnik Berlin

- Verwaltung -

Takustr. 7

14195 Berlin-Dahlem

Germany

For further information contact Dr. Marc Steinbach (steinbach@zib.de,

phone +49-30-84185-227), and see http://www.zib.de/steinbach/jobs.html

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From: Hans Kuerten <j.g.m.kuerten@wtb.tue.nl>

Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 15:30:53 +0200

**Subject: Research Position at Eindhoven University of Technology**

Vacant Ph.D. position at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of

Eindhoven University of Technology

Title:

Numerical investigation of the motion of particles in a turbulent flow.

Supervisors:

Prof.dr.ir. J.J.H. Brouwers

Dr. J.G.M. Kuerten

Section Process Technology

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Eindhoven University of Technology

P.O. Box 513

5600 MB Eindhoven

tel: X-31-40-2472362

fax: X-31-40-2475399

e-mail: j.g.m.kuerten@wtb.tue.nl

In this project the diffusion of passive and non-passive particles in

a turbulent flow is studied. Recently an asymptotic theory has been

developed which relates the diffusion coefficients for stochastic

turbulent processes to measurable Eulerian space-time velocity

correlation functions. We propose to assess the domain of validity of

the theory, both experimentally and numerically to foster the

synthesis and exchange of knowledge. To this end, LDA measurements in

a turbulent pipe flow will be carried out and large-eddy simulation

(LES) methods will be developed for the same flow.

For validation purposes, direct numerical simulation (DNS) of the flow

will be performed at relatively low Reynolds numbers. The experimental

results will be used to test subgrid models in the LES methods at

higher Reynolds numbers.

Next to the study of the turbulent flow, the motion of particles in

the flow will be investigated experimentally as well as numerically.

To this end equations of motion for the particles will be incorporated

in the DNS method.

In the long term this research may lead to a better understanding of

turbulence and to

improved diffusion models for dispersions in turbulent flows to be

implemented in turbulence models and CFD-codes.

We are looking for suitable candidates for the numerical part of the

project who will cooperate closely with the experimentalist.

Candidates for the Ph.D. position are required to have an M.Sc. degree

in mechanical engineering, physics, applied mathematics or equivalent.

Candidates must be fluent in english, both in writing and speaking.

Some experience with computer programming for scientific computing is

recommendable.

Information:

More information can be obtained from:

J.G.M. Kuerten

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Eindhoven University of Technology

P.O. Box 513

5600 MB Eindhoven

tel: X-31-40-2475399

fax: X-31-40-2475399

e-mail: j.g.m.kuerten@wtb.tue.nl

http://www.tue.nl/wtb/woc/ptc

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From: Hugh Blackburn <hmb@gauss.mel.dbce.csiro.au>

Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 11:16:11 +1000 (EST)

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at CSIRO, Australia**

CSIRO Building, Construction and Engineering

Post-Doctoral Scientist Large Eddy Simulation

Highett, Victoria

Australia

AU$44K - AU$51K + Superannuation

The Thermal and Fluids Engineering (T&FE) Group at CSIRO Highett is

committed to improving technology and processes in the Mining,

Minerals Processing and Petroleum industries. As part of a coordinated

research programme, development of the next generation of

Computational Fluid Dynamics techniques based on Large Eddy Simulation

(LES) is currently underway. A unique opportunity exists for a

suitably qualified person to develop their understanding and skills by

contributing to a team who are engaged in developing and applying

software for large eddy simulation of turbulent flows.

The appointee will be engaged in running, modifying and developing

computer codes and turbulence models for large eddy simulation in

complex geometries. You will undertake software development on an

existing parallel simulation code and will progress to development of

new software. Assessment of available existing simulation codes for a

variety of applications will also be undertaken.

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent in engineering, applied

mathematics or physics. Experience in developing flow simulation codes

for high-performance computing environments is essential, and

experience and understanding of turbulence modelling is highly

desirable.

Appointment will be for 3 years with Australian Government

superannuation benefits available.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Dr Hugh Blackburn

(61+3) 9252-6330, email: Hugh.Blackburn@dbce.csiro.au.

A copy of the job description and selection criteria can be obtained

at http://www.dbce.csiro.au/employ/99-16.htm or from Ms Dimity Pollard

(61+3) 9252 6043, email: Dimity.Pollard@dbce.csiro.au

Applications in writing quoting Ref. No. BCE99/16 and addressing the

selection criteria can be sent to:

The Laboratory Personnel Manager

CSIRO Building, Construction and Engineering

PO Box 56

Highett VIC 3190

or by fax to (03) 9252 6244

Applications may be emailed as a correctly formatted 'Word' attachment

to Helen.Smith@dbce.csiro.au

Applications close 8th October, 1999

CSIRO IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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From: T. E. Simos <tsimos@mail.ariadne-t.gr>

Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 20:16:35 +0300

**Subject: Special Issue of Computers & Mathematics with Applications**

CALL FOR PAPERS - SPECIAL ISSUE ON

NUMERICAL METHODS IN PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY AND ENGINEERING

Guest Editors: T.E. Simos and G. Avdelas

INTRODUCTION

Numerical methods in physics, chemistry and engineering is the

subject of great activity the last decades.

Computers & Mathematics with Applications, An International

Journal, will publish special issue to the above important

topic. Guest Editors of this issue have defined to be: Dr.

T.E. Simos (Democritus University of Thrace) and Professor G.

Avdelas (Technical University of Crete).

Contribution papers are invited for consideration for publication

in the above special issue. Topics of the issue include, but no

limited to analysis of numerical methods, numerical methods for

differential equations, numerical linear algebra, numerical

approximation, numerical integration, numerical differentiation

and any other aspect of numerical analysis. Emphasis must be

given to applications of the developed and/or investigated

methods to real problems of Physics and/or Chemistry and/or

Engineering.

Both review or research papers are encouranged.

INSTRUCTIONS OF SUBMITTING PAPERS

Submit 1 (one) original and 4 (four) copies of the full paper,

consisting of 20-30 A4 pages double-spaced including title page,

abstract, figures, tables, and references to:

Dr. T.E. Simos, Guest Editor for Special Issue

26 Menelaou Street,

Amfithea - Paleon Faliron,

GR-175 64 Athens,

GREECE

e-mail: tsimos@mail.ariadne-t.gr

Fax: ++301 9413189.

Paper should contain original material and not be previously

published or currently submitted for consideration elsewhere.

Each paper must have a title page which includes the title, full

name of all authors, and their complete addresses including

affiliation(s), telephone numbers(s), and e-mail address(es).

The first page of the paper should include the title and a 200

word abstract.

IMPORTANT DATES

December 15, 1999: Abstracts may be submitted for guidance and

indication of appropriate content.

March 31, 2000: 1 (one) original and 4 (four) copies of the full paper

must be submitted.

July 31, 2000: Notification of accepted papers mailed to authors.

September 15, 2000: Accepted manuscripts, camera-ready, sent to either

guest editor.

Those who are interested to serve as reviewers for this special issue or

have other questions concerning this special issue may contact Dr. T.E.

Simos at the above email address.

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From: Oleg Burdakov <olbur@mai.liu.se>

Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 15:36:02 +0200 (MET DST)

**Subject: Contents, Optimization Methods and Software**

Table of Contents

Optimization Methods and Software (OMS)

Volume 10, Number 6 (August, 1999)

A. Ebiefung

The vertical linear complementarity problem associated with

P_o-matrices

747-761

A. Rubinov and M. Andramonov

Lipschitz programming via increasing convex-along-rays functions

763-781

G. Zanghirati

Some theoretical properties of Feng-Schnabel algorithm

for block bordered nonlinear systems

783-801

M. Kiehl

Sensitivity analysis of ODEs and DAEs - theory and implementation guide

803-821

Complete table of contents for the journal OMS, forthcoming papers:

http://www.mai.liu.se/~olbur/OMS.contents

Instructions for authors, subscription information, free sample copies:

http://www.gbhap.com:80/journals/191/191-top.htm

Latex style files:

http://www.mai.liu.se/~olbur/STYLES/

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From: Technical Group <journal@dodo.inm.ras.ru>

Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 11:03:57 +0400 (MSD)

**Subject: Contents, East-West J. of Numerical Math**

EAST-WEST JOURNAL OF NUMERICAL MATHEMATICS

Vol.7, No.3, 1999, pp.159-222

CONTENTS

Mortar edge element methods in R3

R.H.W. Hoppe

Preconditioners for ill-conditioned block Toeplitz

systems with application in image restoration

S.-L. Lei, K.-I. Kou, and X.-Q. Jin

On the solvability of a nonlinear discrete problem

corresponding to a higher-order finite volume

approximation in 2D

M. Rokyta

Cascadic multigrid method for elliptic problems

Z.-C. Shi and X. Xu

Fast evaluation of Newton potentials

in boundary element methods

O. Steinbach

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From: Kendall Atkinson <atkinson@math.uiowa.edu>

Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 12:24:12 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: Contents, Journal of Integral Equations and Applications**

JOURNAL OF INTEGRAL EQUATIONS AND APPLICATIONS

FALL 1999, Volume 11, Number 3

CONTENTS

* A New Integral Equation Formulation for the Scattering of Plane

Elastic Waves by Diffraction Gratings, By T. Arens

* Attracting Solutions of Nonlinear Volterra Integral Equations,

By Mariano R. Arias and Jeszs M.F. Castillo

* Existence of Solutions for a Class of Integrodifferential

Equations in Banach Spaces, By Fangqi Chen

* Stability of Approximation Methods on Locally Non-Equidistant

Meshes for Singular Integral Equations,

By V.D. Didenko and B. Silbermann

* Operator Norms of Powers of the Volterra Operator,

By D. Kershaw

* On the Analyticity of the Cauchy Integral in Schauder Spaces,

By Massimo Lanza de Cristoforis and Luca Preciso

* Constructive Analysis of Purely Integral Boltzmann Models,

By Alvise Sommariva and Marco Vianello

* Initial Value Problems for Nonlinear Second Order Impulsive

Integro-Differential Equations in Banach Spaces,

By Jinqing Zhang

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