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From: Karel Segeth <>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2007 06:20:36 -0500
Subject: 2006 Babuska Prize awarded to Dr Jiri Mikyska


In December 2006, the Czech Association for Mechanics and the Union of Czech
Mathematicians and Physicists again awarded the I. Babuska Prize for the best
work in scientific computing submitted by students and young scientists.
The Prize winner for 2006 is Dr Jiri Mikyska from the Faculty of Nuclear
Sciences and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague.
The work honored is his PhD thesis Numerical model for simulation of behaviour
of non-aqueous phase liquids in heterogeneous porous media containing sharp
texture transitions.

Further winners were delivered diplomas of honor. The second position was
taken by Dr Oldrich Vlach from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and
Computer Science of the VSB-Technical University of Ostrava who presented his
PhD thesis Approximation and numerical implementation of problems with
friction where the friction coefficient depends on the solution. The third was
Dr Michal Hajzman from the Faculty of Applied Sciences of the University of
West Bohemia in Pilsen with his PhD thesis Modeling, dynamic analysis, and
optimization of large rotating systems.

Further diplomas of honor were delivered to MS theses. The first position in
this category was taken by Lenka Dubcova from the Faculty of Mathematics and
Physics of Charles University in Prague for her thesis Numerical simulation of
the interaction of fluids and solids.

The second position was awarded to Jaroslav Hajek (Faculty of Mathematics and
Physics of Charles University in Prague for his thesis Some aspects of the
discontinuous Galerkin method for solving convection/diffusion equations, the
third one to Marta Domoradova (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer
Science of the VSB-Technical University of Ostrava) for her thesis Projector
preconditioning for the solution of the large scale bound constrained
quadratic programming problem.

Professor Ivo Babuska who was awarded the Honorary Medal "De scientia et
humanitate optime meritis" by the Academy Council of the Academy of Sciences
of the Czech Republic on the occasion of his 80th birthday in 2006.


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 19:56:13 -0500
Subject: Chi-Wang Shu awarded SIAM/ACM Prize in CS&E

Chi-Wang Shu awarded SIAM/ACM Prize in CS&E

The 2007 SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering was
awarded February 20 to Chi-Wang Shu, Professor of Mathematics in the
Division of Applied Mathematics at Brown University.

Shu received the prize "for the development of numerical methods that
have had a great impact on scientific computing, including TVD temporal
discretizations, ENO and WENO finite difference schemes, discontinuous
Galerkin methods, and spectral methods."

The prize is awarded jointly by SIAM and ACM in the area of
computational science in recognition of outstanding research
contributions to the development and use of mathematical and
computational tools and methods for the solution of science and
engineering problems.

The prize, consisting of a hand-calligraphed certificate and a cash
prize of $5,000, was awarded at the 2007 SIAM Conference on
Computational Science and Engineering (CSE07), held February 2007 in
Costa Mesa, California.

The members of the selection committee for the 2007 award were John B.
Bell (Chair), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Anthony Ralston,
State University of New York at Buffalo; and Mary F. Wheeler, University
of Texas at Austin.


From: "Aurobinda Routray" <>
Date: 28 Feb 2007 18:28:25 -0800
Subject: Highlights of NLASSC 2007 at IIT Kharagpur

International Workshop on "Numerical Linear Algebra in Signals, Systems,
and Control" in India

Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur(IIT-KGP) hosted an international
workshop on "Numerical Linear Algebra in Signal, Systems, and Control", during
January 9-11, 2007. The conference was sponsored by IEEE Kharagpur Section,
Department of Electrical Engineering of IIT-KGP, and Systems Society of India
-IIT Kharagpur Chapter. The convener of the workshop was Professor Aurobinda
Routray of Electrical Engineering Department of IIT-KGP.

The workshop was interdisciplinary in nature blending linear and numerical
linear algebra with control and systems theory, and signal processing. Though
a few such conferences, such as the AMS conference on "Linear Algebra and its
Role in Systems Theory", and a series of four SIAM conferences on "Linear
Algebra in Signals, Systems, and Control", were held before in USA, this is
the first time an interdisciplinary conference of this type was held in
India. About one hundred mathematicians, computational scientists, and
engineers from several countries of the world, including Australia, Belgium,
Brazil, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Sri Lanka, USA, and Venezuela, participated
in this workshop.

The highlights of the workshop were (i) the Key Note Address on "History of
Numerical Linear Algebra" by Professor Gene H. Golub of Stanford University,
and (ii) an IEEE Banquet ceremony to honor Professor Biswa Datta of Northern
Illinois University (see separate announcement). In his Key-Note address,
Professor Golub described the development of numerical linear algebra through
the ages and its influence on solving scientific and engineering problems. In
effect, his talk set the tone of the workshop. At the conclusion of his talk,
Professor Golub was presented with a copy of the just-published Indian Edition
of his book "Matrix Computations". A wide variety of topics, ranging from
inverse eigenvalue problems, control of descriptor systems, vibration control,
large-scale control systems, model reduction, model updating, optimal control,
PID controller and Lattice design, control perspectives of numerical
algorithms, optimization methods for graph similarity, semidefinite
programming, fast algorithms for structured systems, image processing, to
theoretical perturbation bounds and nonsingulairty ofmatrix equations, were
discussed by the invited speakers.

There was a panel discussion on January 11 on "Teaching and Research
Directions of Numerical Linear Algebra in Science and Engineering" with
Professors Gene Golub, Biswa Datta, Volker Mehrmann, Paul Van Dooren, and
Raymond Chan as panelists, and Professor S. Banerjee as moderator. The
panelists emphasized that Numerical Linear Algebra is at the heart of most
scientific and engineering applications and it should be a part of the core
curriculum in science and engineering. They also presented their ideas and
views on future directions of research on this topic related to its
applications in science and engineering. The panelists' remarks were followed
by lively discussions by the audience. At the closing ceremony, Professor
Golub was presented with bouquets of flowers by student participants for his
active participation and the talk which was highly motivative and influential
to these students for further study and research in numerical linear algebra.

The Proceedings of the conference will be published as a book with the same
title as the conference consisting of the papers, based on invited lectures as
well as contributions from the other experts in these fields and be dedicated
to professor Biswa Datta in recognition of his interdisciplinary


From: "Aurobinda Routray" <>
Date: 28 Feb 2007 18:30:07 -0800
Subject: Biswa Datta honored

Biswa Datta Honored in an IEEE Banquet at an International Workshop

Biswa Datta, a Distinguished Research Professor at Northern Illinois
University, an IEEE Fellow and IEEE Distinguished Lecture was honored in an
IEEE Banquet ceremony held during the International Workshop on "Numerical
Linear Algebra in Signal, Systems, and Control" at Indian Institute of
Technology, Kharagpur, India on January 10, 2007, for his outstanding
contributions to "Numerical Linear Algebra related to Control".

The ceremony was attended by mathematicians, computational scientists, and
engineers from several countries, including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Egypt,
Germany, Hong Kong, India, Sri Lanka, Venezuela, and USA.

The ceremony was presided by Professor Kishore, the President of IEEE
Kharagpur Chapter and Professor Rajendra Bhatia, an eminent Indian
mathematician from Indian Statistical Institute, was the banquet speaker. The
other speakers were Professors Gene H. Golub of Stanford University, Paul Van
Dooren of Universite Catholique de Louvain, Volker Mehrmann of Technische
Universitat Berlin,and V. K. Mohan of Indian Institute of Technology,
Kharagpur. Professor Kishore gave a brief account of Datta's biography and
his principal achievements, honors and distinctions. Professor Bhatia noted
the versatility of his research expertise and contributions, ranging from
theoretical linear algebra to practical control and vibration engineering with
a reference to his more than one hundred interdisciplinary research papers,
two popular interdisciplinary books, Numerical Linear Algebra and
Applications, and Numerical Methods for Linear Control Systems, and three
software packages and toolboxes, MATCOM, MATCONTROL, and Advanced Numerical
Methods. Special mentions were made about his outstanding contributions on
stability, D-stability, matrix equations, pole placement, observer design, and
vibration control. Professor Golub remarked on his ability to bring diverse
groups of researchers together. He had also some kind words about his wife's'
contribution to his academic career. Professor Van Dooren talked about his
leadership activities, especially related to several successful
interdisciplinary conference organizations, some of which he referred to as
simply "Datta Conferences". Professor Mehrmann mentioned about his ability to
talk to and motivate young researchers about emerging topics of research and
how he and his work influenced numerous researchers, including his own.
Professor Mohan discussed his activities and contributions to the scientific
and industrial developments in India as a Non-resident Indian Scientist.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, Datta was awarded with a Plaque of Honor
and a flower bouquet by Professor Kishore. In his acceptance speech, Datta
mentioned that he was proud of his mathematical heritage of India, a country
that made some fundamental contributions to the development of Mathematics and
Science and that this honor given by a primer institute of India, his native
country, was very special to him. Datta, his wife, Karabi Datta, and
Professor Golub were interviewed by an Indian Television Channel on this
occasion. Several Indian news papers also published stories on this ceremony
and the workshop.


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 20:02:27 -0500
Subject: Call for Nominations - SIAG/APDE Prize - Deadline May 15, 2007


The SIAM Activity Group on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations
(SIAG/APDE) will present the SIAG/APDE Prize at the SIAM Conference on
Analysis of PDE (PD07) to be held December 10-12, 2007, in Mesa,

The SIAG/APDE Prize, established in 2005, is awarded to the author(s) of
the most outstanding paper on a topic in PDE published in English in a
peer-reviewed journal within the four calendar years preceding the year
of the award. A candidate paper must bear a publication date between
January 1, 2003, and December 31, 2006. It must contain significant
research contributions to the field of analysis of PDE, as commonly
defined in the mathematical literature, with direct or potential

The award will consist of a plaque and a certificate containing the
award citation. At least one of the awardees is expected to attend the
award ceremony and to present the paper as a plenary lecture at the
meeting. Travel expenses will be available to reimburse one speaker.

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. Nominations should be addressed to
Professor Mary Pugh, Chair, SIAG/APDE Prize Committee and sent by MAY
15, 2007, to J. M. Littleton at Inquiries should be
addressed to Complete calls for nominations for
SIAM prizes can be found at


From: "Kirsten Wilden" <>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2007 13:23:07 -0500
Subject: SIAM Conf. on Applications of Dynamical Systems, May 28 - June 1, 2007

SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems (DS07)
Registration and Program
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Snowbird, Utah
May 28-June 1, 2007

Invited Plenary Speakers:
Uri Alon, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Iain Couzins, Oxford University, United Kingdom
George Haller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hans Hermann, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Peter Imkeller, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
Natalia Komarova, University of California, Irvine
Arnd Scheel, University of Minnesota
Francisco Valero-Cuevas, Cornell University
Jane Wang, Cornell University

Registration is Now Available!

Pre-Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 26, 2007
Hotel Reservation Deadline: Thursday, April 26, 2007

Registration and the preliminary program for this conference are available

For additional information, contact the SIAM Conference Department at


From: Przemyslaw Stpiczynski <>
Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2007 14:04:03 +0100
Subject: Call for papers, CANA'07, Oct 2007

Workshop on Computer Aspects of Numerical Algorithms (CANA'07)
Wisla, Poland, October 15-17, 2007

Organized within the framework of the International Multiconference on
Computer Science and Information Technology (IMCSIT)

Numerical algorithms are widely used by scientists engaged in various
areas. There is a special need of highly efficient and easy-to-use
scalable tools for solving large scale problems. The workshop is devoted
to numerical algorithms with the particular attention to the latest
scientific trends in this area and to problems related to implementation
of libraries of efficient numerical algorithms. The goal of the workshop
is meeting of researchers from various institutes and exchanging of
their experience, and integrations of scientific centers.

* Paper will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their
scientific merit and the relevance to the workshop
* Accepted and presented papers will be included into the
Conference Proceedings and published on a CD (ISSN 1896-7094)
* Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF of
MSWord file)
* Their total length should not exceed 10 pages of (LNCS
style). While preparing your papers, please use templates
available at the correspondent WWW site.
* We plan post-conference publication of a Special Issue of
an International Journal (to be announced later) consisting of
extended versions of selected papers presented during the conference.

Submission of Papers: June 25, 2007
Notification of Acceptance: August 06, 2007
Final Camera-Ready Papers: September 07, 2007
Conference: October 15-17, 2007


From: Robert G Owens <owens@DMS.UMontreal.CA>
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 14:07:31 -0500
Subject: The Fourth Montreal Scientific Computing Days, April 16-17, 2007

The Fourth Montreal Scientific Computing Days
April 16-17 2007

Centre de recherches mathématiques,
Université de Montréal
Montréal (Quebec), Canada

The objective of this conference is to encourage scientific exchange within
the scientific computing community in Québec and further afield. The program
includes two short courses offered by international experts, as well as a
contributed poster session. Basing their decision upon the submitted abstracts
for the posters, the organizers will invite a limited number of contributing
authors to give a 15 minute oral presentation. Prizes will be awarded for the
best poster and oral presentation. Students and post-doctoral researchers are
especially encouraged to participate. Some financial support is available for
out-of-town participants.

Short Courses:

Donald Estep, Colorado State University, USA
Duality, Adjoint Operators, and Uncertainty in a Complex World


Christoph Schwab, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Numerical Methods for Operator Equations in High Dimensions

Venue: Room S1-111, Pavillon Jean Coutu, Université de Montréal

There is no fee to attend; however, registration is mandatory.

Deadline for poster abstract submissions and financial aid
requests: March 16 2007

For information on registration, to submit an abstract or apply for
financial aid, please visit


From: Jerzy Wasniewski <>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 05:31:38 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Workshop on HPC for Engineering Applications, Sept. 2007

at PPAM'07, Gdansk, Poland, September 9-12, 2007
Call for Papers

The HPC Workshop will be held in conjunction with the Seventh
International Conference on Parallel Processing and Applied
Mathematics PPAM 2007 in Gdansk, Poland, in September 9-12, 2007.
The HPC Workshop is intended to be a forum for exchanging ideas
in the broad filed of applied scientific large-scale computing:
The topics include (but are not limited to):

* HPC in Computational Mechanics and in particular in CFD
(Finite Volume, Finite Element, Spectral methods)
* Particle methods for mezo and macro-scale simulations.
* Object-Oriented Approach in Scientific Computing
* Parallelisation based on domain decomposition
* Dynamic and static load balancing algorithms
* Solving large linear and eigenvalue problems
(mainly for stability analysis and control)
* Mesh generation and adaptation
* Large scale design and optimisation problems

The rules of PPAM conference apply. In particular:
* Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific
merit and relevance to the Workshop topics.
* Papers presented at the Workshop will be included in the proceedings
and published after the conference by Springer-Verlag in the
LNCS series.
* Authors should submit papers (draft version with abstract, PDF file)
to Piotr Doerffer or Jacek Rokicki before April 30, 2007.
Regular papers are not to exceed 10 pages (LNCS style).
* Final camera-ready versions of accepted papers will be required
by October 15, 2007.

Submission of Papers: April 30, 2007
Notification of Acceptance: June 15, 2007
Conference: September 9-12, 2007
Camera-Ready Papers: October 15, 2007

* Piotr Doerffer, Institute of Fluid Machinery
* Jacek Rokicki, Warsaw University of Technology


From: Jerzy Wasniewski <>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 05:39:29 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Workshop on Parallel Computational Biology, Sep 9-12, 2007

Workshop on Parallel Computational Biology, Gdansk, Poland at
PPAM'07, September 9-12, 2007,

Bioinformatics is the science of managing, mining, and
interpreting information from biological sequences and
structures. This is an exciting and emerging topic that requires
solving hard computational problems and handling large volumes of
data. Many new challenges in the life sciences require high
performance computing.

The goal of this Workshop is to present the latest research in
high-performance computing applied to bioinformatics. We are
especially interested in parallel and distributed algorithms,
memory efficient algorithms, and design of high-performance
software for clusters, massively parallel systems and grids.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

* Bioinformatic databases
* Computational genomics and proteomics
* DNA assembly, clustering, and mapping
* Gene expression and microarrays
* Gene identification and annotation
* Molecular sequence analysis
* Phylogeny reconstruction algorithms
* Protein structure prediction and modelling
* Parallel algorithms for biological analysis
* Parallel architectures for biological applications
* System tools that support large scale high-performance bio-computing

The PBC Workshop will be held in conjunction with the Seventh
International Conference on Parallel Processing and Applied
Mathematics PPAM 2007, Gdansk, Poland, September 9-12, 2007

Paper Submission and Publication

The workshop will consist of dedicated sessions containing
selected papers. Papers will be refereed and accepted on the
basis of their originality, scientific merit and relevance to the
Workshop topics. Papers presented during Workshop will be
included into the proceedings of PPAM and published after the
conference by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series.

The only allowed paper format is Springer LaTeX style. To ensure
reasonable quality and consistency of preparation, please be sure
to adhere closely to the LNCS Author and Volume Editor
Instructions. All papers should be prepared as a PDF or PS file,
and should be submitted using the Paper Submission link. Papers
should not exceed 8 pages.

Important Dates

* Submission of Papers: Sunday, April 29, 2007 (23:59 CET)
* Notification of Acceptance: Friday, June 15, 2007
* Conference: September 9-12, 2007
* Camera-Ready Papers: October 15, 2007


From: Roman Unger <>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2007 10:04:47 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Announcing 20th Chemnitz FEM Symposium, Sept 2007

20th Chemnitz FEM Symposium
September 24 - 26, 2007

This years symposium is the 20th of its kind. To celebrate this jubilee
the symposium will be held in a special location,
Schlosshotel Klaffenbach,
a beautiful castle near Chemnitz, Germany, and it is planned that the
conference proceedings will be published in a special volume of ETNA
(Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis).

Scientific Topics: Finite Elements, including (but not limited to)
error estimators, high order methods, parallel implementations.

This year special emphasis is on:
* Computational Fluid Dynamics
* Contact problems and large deformations
* Mortar methods / Discontinuous Galerkin methods
* Solvers and preconditioners

Invited Speakers:
* Lutz Tobiska (Magdeburg)
* Ralf Kornhuber (Berlin)
* Peter Hansbo (Goeteborg)
* Arnold Reusken (Aachen)

Deadlines, Registration and further Information:



From: Vineet Dravid <>
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 16:37:58 -0500
Subject: Call for Papers - COMSOL Conference 2007, Oct 2007

The COMSOL Conference 2007 kicks off in Boston on October 4-6 with the
next stop in Grenoble, October 23-24.

This is the third annual meeting highlighting work in the field of
multiphysics modeling and simulation. We would like to invite you to
submit a presentation for the conference. Your work will receive world
wide attention - last year's proceedings were requested by more than
85,000 engineers.

To learn more, visit



Vineet Dravid
COMSOL Conference Boston Program Chair


From: Joab Winkler <>
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 04:41:13 -0500
Subject: Summer School, UK. Polynomials and approximate GCDs. Sept. 2007

Summer School, Oxford, UK: Sept 17–21 2007


The Summer School will consist of lectures and laboratory classes on robust
methods for solving polynomial equations of high degree that contain multiple
roots. The lectures will include the following topics:

(1) Reasons for the failure of traditional methods to compute multiple roots
of polynomials
(2) Structured and unstructured condition numbers of polynomials
(3) Resultant matrices and computational algebraic geometry
(4) Linear and non-linear structured matrix methods
(5) Non-linear least squares

Invited speakers:

(1) Rob Corless, University of Western Ontario, Canada
(2) Gershon Elber, The Technion, Haifa, Israel
(3) Gene Golub, Stanford University, USA
(4) Zhonggang Zeng, Northeeastern Illinois University, USA

For more details. please contact the organiser:

Joab Winkler
Department of Computer Science
The University of Sheffield


From: "Stephen Vavasis" <>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 22:04:40 -0500
Subject: Workshop on Computational and Conformal Geometry, Apr 2007

We would like to draw your attention to a workshop on computational and
conformal geometry at Stony Brook, NY on April 20-22 (Friday-Sunday) funded
by an NSF grant on the interactions of mathematics and computer science.
The organizers are Chris Bishop (Stony Brook) and Stephen Vavasis
(Waterloo). The list of speakers includes

David Mumford Joe Mitchell
Tobin Driscoll Marshall Bern
Don Marshall Jack Snoeyink
Ilya Binder David Hamilton
Alan Saafeld Ken Stephenson
David Gu Chris Bishop
Vladimir Markovic Lehel Banjai

The topics represented by the speakers include circle packings,
computational geometry, meshing, cartography, pattern recognition,
theoretical and numerical conformal mappings, quasiconformal mappings,
Riemann surfaces and hyperbolic geometry.

Roughly, the speakers are drawn one third each from pure mathematics,
applied mathematics and computer science. All speakers have been encouraged
to give expository talks which emphasize open problems with the idea of
fostering new collaborations between these areas.

There is no registration fee, but please let us know by email
( if you are interested in coming to any talks, so
we have a rough idea of how many people to expect.

Titles, abstracts and a schedule will be posted on

This page also contain some information on local hotels and transportation.

-- Chris Bishop & Steve Vavasis


From: Jerzy Wasniewski <>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 05:22:59 +0100 (MET)
Subject: PPAM Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics, Sept. 2007

PPAM 2007
Gdansk, Poland,
September 9-12, 2007

The PPAM 2007 conference, seventh in a series, will cover topics
in parallel and distributed processing, including theory and
applications, as well as applied mathematics. The focus will be
on grid computing, and large-scale applications, as well as on
software tools which facilitate efficient and convenient
utilization of modern computing architectures.

Original papers are invited for the conference. Authors should
submit full papers (draft version, PDF file, together with
abstract) to the conference office before April 30, 2007. Regular
papers are not to exceed 10 pages (LNCS style). Papers will be
refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and
relevance to the conference topics. Abstracts of accepted papers
will be available during the conference in form of a brochure.
Only papers presented at PPAM 2007 will be included into the
proceedings, wich is planned to be published after the conference
by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series. Full camera-ready versions
of accepted papers will be required by October 15, 2007.

PPAM 2007
Institute of Computer & Information Sciences
Czestochowa University of Technology
Dabrowskiego 73, 42-200 Czestochowa, Poland
Phone: +48 668 476 840
Fax: +48 34 3250 589

Submission of Papers: April 30, 2007
Notification of Acceptance: June 15, 2007
Camera-Ready Papers: Oct. 15, 2007


From: Michael Ng <>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 07:59:51 +0800 (HKT)
Subject: Call for Papers: EASIAM, Nov 2007

Call for Papers: EASIAM 2007 in Xiamen, China, November 2007

Xiamen, China
2-5 November, 2007

The 3rd East Asia SIAM Conference is a sequel to similar meetings
held in Hong Kong (2005) and in Sapporo (2006). The EASIAM 2007 conference
will take place in Xiamen on 2-5 November 2007

SIAM Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Gene Golub (Stanford University)
Prof. Andy Wathen (Oxford University)

Invited Speakers:
Zhiming Chen Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Xiao-qing Jin University of Macau
Do Young Kwak KAIST, Korea
Yoshimasa Nakamura Kyoto University, Japan
Shinichi Oishi Waseda University, Japan
Dongwoo Sheen Seoul National University, Korea
Zuowei Shen National University of Singapore, Singapore
Wei-wei Sun City University of Hong Kong
Masahisa Tabata Kyushu University, Japan
Chuanju Xu Xiamen University, China
Pingwen Zhang Peking University, China

30 June 2007: Deadline for submission of contributed abstracts
30 June 2007: EASIAM Student Paper Competition

Sponsors: Hong Kong Baptist University
Institute of Computational Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
National Natural Science Foundation of China
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Xiamen University


From: Osni Marques <>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 11:13:07 -0800
Subject: Workshop on Eigenvalue Problems, Software and Applications, June 2007

A Workshop and Advanced School on Eigenvalue Problems, Software and
Applications (EPSA2007) will be held at the Faculty of Sciences,
University of Porto, on June 27-29, 2007. This three-day event will be a
combination of presentations on theory, applications, available software
and algorithms, and hands-on sessions. The invited speakers are Jim
Demmel (UC Berkeley), Peter Arbenz (ETH Zürich), Filomena Dias d'Almeida
(University of Porto), Rui Ralha (University of Minho) and Tony Drummond
(Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory).

EPSA2007 will target an audience formed by researchers from a variety of
fields, and graduate students and computational scientists whose
research require the use of robust numerical algorithms, novel
techniques, large amounts of eigenvalue calculations, or combinations of
these. For more information please see; a
tentative program is available at

Organizing committee:
Paulo B. Vasconcelos - University of Porto, Portugal
Osni Marques - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Jose E. Roman - Technical University of Valencia, Spain


From: Piotr Luszczek <>
Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2007 16:44:40 -0500
Subject: Call For Participation, MHSN2007, August 2007

International Workshop on Multicore and Hybrid Systems for
Numerically Intensive Computations (MHSN2007)
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Tuesday, August 28 - Saturday, September 1, 2007

With the Fifth International Symposium on Parallel and
Distributed Processing and Applications (ISPA-2007).

Multicore designs are fast becoming a mainstream solution
for High Performance Computing (HPC) systems. At the same
time they are being supplemented by various hybrid
architectures that can accelerate certain types of
operations via customized hardware. These new systems
present many new opportunities but also challenges to
numerical software. New approaches are needed to
effectively program today's four-core systems as well as
upcoming systems with as many as 80 cores.

The workshop attendees will present work on software
frameworks that dramatically simplify the software process on
these designs which are still so new that extensive
experimentation is needed to see how well old techniques apply
and to find more flexible and adaptive programming models
the new regime will require.

Important Dates: Submission Deadline: April 10, 2007
Notification: May 10, 2007
Final Copy Due: June 10, 2007

We hope this workshop will invite open and exploratory
discussions among the participants on the challenges of
multicore hybrid architectures and their influence on
numerically intensive computing.

Electronic Submission
Prepare your paper with free style no more than 15 pages
(typically 4-8 pages using single space, 11-point font) in
PDF format.
Submit your paper to Piotr Luszczek <>

Paper Publication
Accepted papers will be published by Lecture Notes in Computer
Science (LNCS), Springer (pending). At least one author of
each accepted paper is requested to register and present the
work at the conference; otherwise the paper will be removed
from the digital library after the conference.
Distinguished papers, after further revisions, will be
considered for a journal special issue.


From: Erik Kropat <>
Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2007 10:27:59 +0100
Subject: EURO XXII 2007 Stream 'Homogenization and Optimisation', July 2007

22nd European Conference on Operational Research (EURO XXII)

Prague, Czech Republic, July 8-11, 2007

A stream "Homogenization and Optimization" is in preparation for EURO 2007
and you are cordially invited to participate and give a presentation. This
stream aims at bridging the gap between the modern branches of scientific
research in these areas as well as their applications to engineering
sciences. In fact, papers on all aspects of theory and application of
homogenization and optimisation are welcome. Presentations of particular
interest may include, but are not limited to:

- Shape optimisation
- Topology optimisation
- Optimal design
- Optimal control.

If you like to give a presentation, please submit your abstract
to the stream organiser. Please remember that abstracts must be
written in English and contain no more than 600 characters.

Session proposals are welcome and you are invited to become a session
organiser! Please send your proposals for additional sessions within
the stream to .

Deadline for abstract submission was extended: March 20, 2007

Erik Kropat (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)


From: gerhardwilhelm weber <>
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 18:23:10 +0200
Subject: EURO XXII 2007 Stream "Data Mining Applications in Quality Improvement"

at EURO XXII 2007
22nd European Conference
on Operational Research

in Prague, Czech Republic
July 8-11, 2007

EURO XXII will be organized by the Czech Society for Operational
Research in cooperation with the University of Economics, Prague.
For details, please visit the conference web site. We invite all
researchers, academicians, practitioners, as well as students
interested in data mining applications for quality improvement to
participate at the conference and to present their papers.

Stream Organizer and Contact:
Gulser Koksal and Murat Caner Testik

If you are interested in becoming a speaker or Session
Organizer, please write to or . To submit an abstract in this stream,
please provide the submission code c737fda3 in the Abstract Submission
page of the conference web site. Abstracts must be written in English
and contain no more than 600 characters (no formulas or mathematical
notations are allowed). Each attendee
is allowed to present one paper at the conference.

Important Dates:
Deadline for abstract submission was extented: March 20, 2007
Notification on acceptance: March 31, 2007
Deadline for early registration: April 15, 2007


From: "Mahidhar Tatineni" <>
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 03:14:08 -0800
Subject: Staff Position at San Diego Supercomputer Center

San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC)
Working Title: User Services Consultant (100% Career)
Filing Deadline: 03/06/2007
Payroll Title: Programmer Analyst III
Hiring Salary Range: $4,212 - $6,014/month

DESCRIPTION: The User Services Consultant provides front-line support to
the national community of computational science researchers who use
high-end computing (HEC) resources at SDSC.

Primary responsibilities include staffing the Consulting hotline
phone-line, fielding submitted e-mail trouble reports, consulting with
researchers on porting or writing programs on SDSC's HEC resources.
Provide first-level assistance with the full range of complex problems
associated with writing, developing, debugging, profiling and running
HEC applications, as reported by phone, e-mail and web form. Work with
SDSC staff in follow-up to resolve reported problems. Provide advanced
technical guidance to others at the same or lower level on an ongoing
basis. Practical knowledge of HEC is necessary in order to identify and
categorize user problem reports.

Must proactively anticipate and address user needs. Contribute to
educational and outreach efforts of the Center by developing and
delivering training classes, workshops, or seminars in the high
performance computing community. Perform complex programming and systems
analysis tasks, testing and benchmarking. Install, configure and
maintain new software on UNIX systems.


* Bachelor in Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science or a
related scientific field, plus scientific/engineering programming
experience as typically acquired in five years, or comparable
combination of education and experience.
* Strong, demonstrated knowledge of and experience with key programming
languages such as MPI, Fortran, C, C++, Perl and application development
environments relevant to supercomputing programming.
* Advanced knowledge of and experience with software utilities such as
text editors, compilers and debuggers.
* Demonstrated customer service skills and work experience in a service
* Demonstrated experience and interest in consulting, advising and
training others on usage of computer facility's state-of-the-art
hardware and software resources.

For information about the SDSC, visit

EEO/AA Employer


For Application Information and Employment Procedures, please refer to
the Applicant's Workbench at

Job Posting:


From: James Nagy <>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2007 07:31:22 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Faculty Positions in Computational and Life Sciences at Emory

Emory University is seeking to make multiple faculty appointments
within a Computational and Life Sciences (CLS) initiative

CLS is part of a University-wide Strategic Plan that has uniquely
positioned Emory for significant growth in a number of key areas
( CLS encompasses three broad
focus areas:

Computational Science and Informatics
Synthetic Sciences
Systems Biology

This interdisciplinary initiative will bridge and build upon Emory's
highly regarded strengths in the physical, biological, and health

Faculty applications at all academic ranks across Computational
Science and Informatics, Synthetic Sciences, and Systems Biology are
invited from individuals with a PhD in a relevant discipline and
proven record of accomplishment in research and scholarship. Ideal
candidates will span more than one CLS focus area and have joint
appointments across departments/schools. We also invite queries from
small teams of collaborating scientists who bring complementary
strengths to the CLS initiative. Applications consisting of a CV,
research and teaching statements, and three letters of recommendation
directly from recommenders should be sent via email to Informal inquiries are also invited by email. Screening
starts May 1, 2007 and will continue until all positions are
filled. For further details on the CLS initiative please see:

Emory University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
and welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups.


From: Kees Vuik <>
Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2007 10:08:40 -0500
Subject: Position: Numerical Analysis Assistant Professor

Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics has a vacancy for a Numerical
Analysis Assistant Professor.

Job description

The Numerical Analysis Assistant Professor will contribute to
education and carry out research in the domain of the numerical
solution of differential equations. Domains of expertise of the
Numerical Analysis chair are numerical linear algebra, discretisation
methods and moving boundary problems. As part of the Delft Institute
of Applied Mathematics the Numerical Analysis chair is responsible for
Technical Mathematics for the Bachelor?s programme and Applied
Mathematics for the Master?s programme. A number of basic mathematics
courses are also provided for other TU Delft departments. The main
part of the research is done by PhD students, is financed by external
funds and consists of collaborations with other disciplines and
industry. The Assistant Professor will be responsible for both
education and research, and will also have several management duties.

for further details see:


From: Margit Stein <>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2007 09:23:58 +0100
Subject: Job advertisement professorship/University of Stuttgart

The University of Stuttgart, Germany, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics,
Institute for Applied Analysis and Numerical Simulation announces an open
position of a

Professorship W3 Numerical Mathematics.

The Department of Mathematics at the Universität Stuttgart, Germany, invites
applications for a professorship in Numerical Mathematics. Applications from
excellent candidates with research interests in at least one of the following
areas will be considered: Scientific computing, applied or stochastical
analysis for partial differential equations, modeling with partial
differential equations.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the teaching of
courses in mathematics and to undertake service teaching for engineering and
scientific degrees. Openmindedness for interdisciplinary work is welcome. In
particular, this includes a cooperation in the projected interdisciplinary
research center Simulation Technologie at the University Stuttgart.

The requirements for employment listed in §47 Baden-Württemberg university law
apply. According to state university law, employment usually has to be
limited in case of first appointment as professor to a period of four years at
most and will become permanent after positive review; exceptions are possible.

For more details about the position and the German regulations please visit
our homepage

Applications including a curriculum vitae, a teaching record and a list
of publications should be sent to the following address by April~15,~2007:
Prodekanin der Fakultät Mathematik und Physik, Frau Prof.~Annette Werner,
Universität Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 57, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany,

The University of Stuttgart wishes to increase the proportion of female
academic staff and, for this reason, especially welcomes applications from
women. Seriously handicapped persons will be given preference in case of equal


From: "Don Estep" <>
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 04:21:10 -0800
Subject: Postdoc positions at Colorado State University

Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at Colorado State University seeks
applicants for two postdoctoral positions. These positions are
primarily for research (subject to funding). The teaching load of the
postdoc positions is one course per semester.

Both postdocs will have the responsibility to conduct a program of
research under the direction of Professor Estep in the Department of
Mathematics. The area of research for one postdoc is the numerical
solution of multiscale, multiphysics evolutionary problems by operator
decomposition techniques with applications to modeling fusion
reactions. The area of research for the second postdoc is open within
the interests of Dr. Estep. Both postdocs will be expected to adhere
to the responsibilities of the general faculty as delineated by the
University Faculty/Staff Manual.

Eligibility requirements include a Ph.D. at the time of appointment in
any area of engineering, mathematics, and science. Preference will be
given to applicants having experience with familiarity with numerical
solution of partial differential equations, fusion physics, and
programming in C++.

Salary and Starting Date:
The salary is $55,000 and there is a generous travel allowance. The
initial appointment will be for one year with a possible second year
depending on mutual agreement. The positions can begin anytime after
the deadline, but not later than August 15, 2007.

Application Procedures:
Applicants should submit an AMS cover sheet, complete curriculum vitae
and at least two letters of recommendation that describe their
research activities using the service provided by the AMS at All other correspondence should be sent to or mailed to:

Postdoctoral Fellow Hiring Committee
Department of Mathematics
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Applications postmarked by March 15, 2007 are guaranteed full consideration.

Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer and complies with all federal and Colorado laws, regulations
and executive orders regarding affirmative action requirements in all
programs. (The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student
Services). In order to assist Colorado State University in meeting its
affirmative action responsibilities, ethnic minorities, women and
other protected class members are encouraged to apply and to so
identify themselves.


From: Laura Grigori <>
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 13:44:04 +0100
Subject: Post-doctoral position in scientific computing at INRIA, France

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position at INRIA Futurs,
Orsay (near Paris) in an area of the high performance scientific
computing. The successful candidate will work on solving large linear
systems of equations and least squares problems (including parallel
preconditioning). The work anticipated here ranges from a theoretical
investigation to algorithmic development followed by performance
evaluation on diverse computational platforms. The methods developed
in the course of the project will be subsequently tested on real life

The position is for up to two years and includes a salary of 2320
euros gross monthly and travel opportunities.

Requirements: Applicants must hold (or be about to obtain) a PhD in
Applied Mathematics, Computer Science or a closely related field
awarded in the period between May, 1, 2006 and September, 30, 2007.
Previous research experience in numerical linear algebra, parallel
computing will be considered an asset.

For further information on the subject and the online application
procedure, please contact Laura Grigori or check:

Deadline for application: March 31, 2007.

Starting date is: before November, 31, 2007.


From: Volker Betz <>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 10:59:15 +0000
Subject: Postdoc position at the University of Warwick

A postdoctoral research fellow position is available at the
Mathematics Institute of the University of Warwick, UK.

The focus of this position will be numerical methods in
quantum dynamics, specifically the investigation and development
of algorithms for solving the time-dependent Schroedinger
equation in the vicinity of a conical or avoided crossing
of Born-Oppenheimer surfaces. The work will be carried out in
close collaboration with theoretical chemists.

The position will be available for 3 years, and is
funded by EPSRC. Start date is the 1st of October 2007.
Candidates should either have experience in the numerical
analysis of partial differential equations, or in
computational chemistry.

Further information can be found on

If you have any questions about the position, please
contact Volker Betz,

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