NA Digest Sunday, September 23, 2007 Volume 07 : Issue 39

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From: Graham Griffiths <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 08:18:19 -0400
Subject: LaTeX Users - LyX Release 1.5.1 Available

For those unfamiliar with LyX, it is a fully featured, open source software
package for generating LaTeX based documents. It is an interactive software
system that is ideally suited to the generation of documents requiring
typsetting features, particularly math/scientific papers/books. A
comprehensive document properties option allows the user to specify:
margins, math styles, indentations, etc. Equations of any complexity are
edited graphically and the user can preview instantly or in a variety of
formats including PDF. LaTeX style sheets are supported including those
available for many journals. LyX is intuitively easy to use and is a very
useful software product for all those who generate scientific papers/books
of any type and size. LyX also has native BibTeX support for bibliographies.
When completed, the final document can be output in a variety of formats
including: LaTeX, PDF, HTML. Comprehensive user manuals are included with
the package.

We started to use Lyx approximately six months ago and now regard it as an
indispensable document processing tool. We have no connection with the LyX
system, other than as happy users.

More information and free download is available at:

Graham W Griffiths
William E Schiesser


From: "The deal.II Authors" <>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 00:17:39 -0500
Subject: deal.II version 6.0.0 released

Version 6.0 of deal.II, the object-oriented finite element library
recently awarded the J. H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software, has
been released. It is available from the deal.II home-page at

Major new features of version 6.0 are
- support for hp-finite elements, continuous and discontinuous
- handling of arbitrary hexahedral meshes in 3D
- support for a wider variety of systems, including Mac OS X
- 6 new extensive tutorial programs showing advanced FEM techniques
- some 180 new functions, classes, and bug fixes.

All main features of the previous versions have been continued and improved:
- Support for dimension-independent programming
- Extensive documentation and working example programs
- Multigrid support
- Locally refined grids
- A zoo of different finite elements
- Fast linear algebra
- Built-in support for symmetric multi-processing (SMP) and distributed
- Interfaces to PETSc, METIS, UMFPACK and other external software
- Output for a variety of visualization platforms.

deal.II can be downloaded for free and is distributed under an Open
Source license.

Wolfgang Bangerth, Guido Kanschat, Ralf Hartmann, the deal.II team


From: Marsha Berger <>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 17:58:30 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations - 2008 NAS award for Initiatives in Research

The National Academy of Sciences requests nominations for the 2008
NAS Award for Initiatives in Research, being presented in the area of
computational science and applied mathematics. Supported by
Alcatel-Lucent and presented annually, the award recognizes innovative
young scientists and seeks to encourage research likely to lead toward
new capabilities for human benefit. The Award carries with it a prize
of $15,000. The award is open to researchers under 35 years of age
who are United States citizens.

The deadline for nominations is October 5, 2006.

Nominations must include:

1. a one- to two-page summary of the nominee's accomplishments
2. a curriculum vitae that includes the candidate's citizenship and date
of birth.
3. a short bibliography of 12 or fewer major publications
4. up to three supporting letters.

Nomination materials can be sent by e-mail to the NAS at

The recipient of the NAS Award for Initiatives in Research will
be announced in January, 2008. The award will be presented on Sunday
April 27th, 2008 at the Academy's Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.


From: Gianluigi Rozza <>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 18:40:57 -0400
Subject: Software for Real-Time Computational Mechanics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Department of Mechanical Engineering
DBP Huynh, NC Nguyen, AT Patera, G Rozza
rbMIT (C) MIT Software at

We have recently released a new version of "rbMIT (C) MIT(*) Software"
package for rapid and reliable prediction of engineering outputs
associated with parametrized partial differential equations. The
software is particularly well--suited to the many--query and real-time

The rbMIT (C) MIT Software package is intended to serve both (as Matlab(R)
source) "Developers" - numerical analysts and computational tool-builders -
who wish to further develop the methodology; and (as Matlab(R) "executables")
"Users" - computational engineers and educators - who wish to rapidly apply
the methodology to new applications. Requirements are (i) some but not
extensive knowledge of both FE methods and RB methods, (ii) Matlab Version 6.5
or newer on some reasonably fast platform, (iii) the Matlab(R) symbolic, pde,
and optimization toolkits, and (iv) agreement to rbMIT (C) MIT usage,
distribution, and citation terms and conditions upon download.

The rbMIT Software and associated documentation for elliptic and parabolic
problems can be downloaded at A collection of 36
model problems is also provided to illustrate various capabilities of the
software and to allow "learning by example."
(*) Technology Licensing Office of M.I.T., case 12600.


From: Brian Conrey <>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 18:03:52 -0400
Subject: AIM Workshops Call for Proposals

AIM, the American Institute of Mathematics, is one of the seven
NSF-funded mathematics research institutes in the US. Located in
Palo Alto, California, AIM has been hosting fully-funded, week-long
workshops in all areas of the mathematical sciences since 2002.

Being relatively new, we would like to introduce you to our
programs and research opportunities:

1. AIM, through its conference center, ARCC, runs focused workshops
for groups of 32 mathematicians with the goal of establishing
productive and lasting collaborations. We especially encourage
participation from junior mathematicians, women, under-represented
minorities, and mathematicians from primarily undergraduate
institutions. To this end, each of our workshops reserves eight
spots for open application (the other 24 spots are nominated by
the organizers). All 32 participants receive full funding to
attend the week-long workshop.

A list of upcoming workshops for which applications are sought
can be found at:

2. We also encourage proposals for new workshops. The deadline is
Nov 1, 2007 for workshops that begin after June, 2008. We are happy
to offer assistance in all aspects of the proposal preparation.

For more information, please refer to the web page:
or contact us at:


From: "Solin, Pavel" <>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 19:36:58 -0600
Subject: ESCO 2008 - Call for Papers, Jun 2008


The European Seminar on Coupled Problems (ESCO 2008) will take
place in Jetrichovice, Czech Republic on June 8 - 13, 2008. The
workshop is sponsored by IMACS, the Institute of Thermomechanics
of the Czech Academy of Sciences, and the University of Texas at
El Paso.

Main topics:

* Advanced models of coupled problems in
- biosciences,
- electromagnetics,
- fluid dynamics,
- structural mechanics,
- and other fields
* Monolithically coupled models
* Model reduction and model adaptivity
* Advanced and higher-order numerical methods
* Verification of numerical methods and validation of models
* Uncertainty treatment

Confirmed keynote speakers:

* Alain Bossavit (Laboratoire de Genie Electrique de Paris, France)
* Hartmut Brauer (Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany)
* Peter Deuflhard (Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany)
* Ivo Dolezel (Czech Technical University, Prague)
* Carmelo E. Majorana (University of Padova, Italy)
* Alberto Valli (University of Trento, Italy)
* Gabriel Wittum (University of Heidelberg, Germany)

Abstract submission deadline:
* December 15, 2007 (please see the web page for LaTeX macros)
Notification of acceptance:
* January 31, 2008
Early registration fee deadline:
* March 31, 2008
Web page:
* esco2008(at)math(dot)utep(dot)edu


From: "Bartosz Protas" <>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2007 21:55:13 -0400
Subject: CfP, High Performance Computing and Simulation Symposium, Apr 2008

HPCS 2008: High Performance Computing and Simulation Symposium,
part of the
SCS Spring Simulation Multiconference (SMC'08)
in cooperation with ACM/SIGSIM

A joint symposium of DEVS Integrative M&S (DEVS) and
High Performance Computing (HPC)

April 14-16, 2008
Crowne Plaza Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario


Paper submission due: November 30, 2007
Notification of acceptance: January 7, 2008
Revised manuscript due: January 28, 2008
Symposium: April 14-16, 2008


The 2008 Spring Simulation Multiconference will feature the High
Performance Computing and Simulation Symposium (HPCS 2008), the 16th
special symposium devoted to the impact of high performance computing
and communications on computer simulations.

Advances in networking, high-end computers, large data stores, and
middleware capabilities are ushering in a new era of high-performance
parallel and distributed simulations. Along with these new
capabilities come new challenges in computing and system modeling. The
goal of HPCS 2008 is to encourage innovation in high performance
computing and communication technologies and to promote synergistic
advances in modeling methodologies and simulation. It will promote the
exchange of ideas and information between universities, industry, and
national laboratories about new developments in system modeling, high
performance computing and communication, and scientific computing and

For further Information contact the Program Chair: Cliff Shaffer,


From: Graham de Vahl Davis <>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 10:59:01 +1000 (AUS Eastern Standard Time)
Subject: CHT-08: SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT, May 2008

An International Symposium on Advances in Computational Heat Transfer
will take place in Marrakech Morocco on May 11-16, 2008. See

This is the fourth symposium on CHT to be organised by the International
Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer, and will be held in honour of the 85th
birthday of Professor D. Brian Spalding FRS and in recognition of his
outstanding contributions to computational fluid dynamics and heat

There will be a number of keynote and invited lectures as well as
contributed papers. Papers will be presented in both oral and poster
sessions. Panel discussions on Computational Radiative Heat Transfer and
CFD/CHT Education are being planned.

Prospective authors are requested to send a one-page initial abstract
(which will be quickly assessed to ensure relevance) as soon as convenient

Full length manuscripts will be due by 15 December 2007. An online
submission process will be available; details and method will be announced
on the Symposium website.


For further information about the Symposium, see, or write to Professors Graham de Vahl Davis
and Eddie Leonardi (Symposium co-chairs) at or
fax: +61 2 9663 1222.


From: "Kirsten Wilden" <>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 14:12:34 -0400
Subject: SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures, Jun 2008

SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures (NW08)
Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy
July 21-24, 2008

Invited Speakers:
Andrea L. Bertozzi, University of California, Los Angeles
Steven Cundiff, JILA
Charles Doering, University of Michigan
G. Bard Ermentrout, University of Pittsburgh
Chiara Fort, University of Florence, Italy
Peter A. E. M. Janssen, European Center for Medium Range Weather
Forecasts, United Kingdom
Laurette S. Tuckerman, Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie
Industrielles, France

The Call for Presentations for this conference is available at:


December 21, 2007: Minisymposium proposals
January 21, 2008: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers

For additional information, contact SIAM Conference Department at


From: "Peter K. Sweby" <>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 08:11:40 +0100
Subject: Workshop on Discontinuous Galerkin and its Applications, Oct 2007

Wednesday 31st October 2007
University of Reading, UK
Originally proposed in the 1970s for the solution of the neutron
transport equation, the Discontinuous Galerkin (DG) finite element
method has been developed and applied in a range of application areas. A
distinctive feature of the method is the use of a discontinuous
representation of the variables. The DG method combines the flexibility
of finite element methods with the power of the non-linear flux function
used in finite volume approximation of hyperbolic conservation laws.
Other attractive features of the method are the ability to easily extend
to high order accuracy on complex geometries and its non-linear

This workshop, as well as introducing the method will present its use in
a number of application areas. The workshop is suitable for both
academics and industrialists wishing to learn about or extend their
knowledge of DG and its potential applications.
Invited Speakers will include:

Ralf Hartmann (DLR, Germany)
DG methods for aerodynamic flow simulations
Paul Houston (University of Nottingham)
Anisotropic hp-Adaptive Discontinuous Galerkin Finite Element Methods
Spencer Sherwin (Imperial College)
Discontinuous Galerkin Methods using Spectral/hp element
discretisations: Why and when is it useful to apply DG
Endre Suli (Oxford University)
Discontinuous Galerkin finite element approximation of nonlinear elastic
Jaap van der Vegt (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Space-Time Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Compressible Flows

The workshop is organised by the Institute of Computational Fluid
Dynamics (ICFD). Please see for registration details.


From: "NIPS 2007 Publicity" <>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 14:05:42 -0700
Subject: Call for demos, NIPS2007, Dec 2007


Neural Information Processing Systems -- Natural and Synthetic NIPS 2006
Conference -- December 3 - 6, 2007 Hyatt Regency Vancouver, BC, CANADA

Demonstration Proposal Deadline: September 21, 2007

Would you like to interactively demonstrate your novel hardware, software,
or wetware technology, your robot, or your chip to people at the NIPS 2007

The Neural Information Processing Systems Conference has a Demonstration
Track that will run in parallel with the popular evening Poster Sessions.

Demonstrators will have a chance to show their live interactive demos in the
areas of hardware technology, neuromorphic and biologically-inspired
systems, robotics, and software systems. The only hard rules are that the
demo must show novel technology and must be LIVE and INTERACTIVE!
(It is not a back-door Poster Session.)

The full call for demonstrations is at the following URL:

Giacomo Indiveri
Xubo Song


From: Luca Paglieri <>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 03:31:47 -0400
Subject: CFP, MathKnow08: Mathematics, Applied Sciences, and Real Life, May '08


MATHKNOW08 - Mathematics, Applied Sciences, and Real Life
May 22-24, 2008
Politecnico di Milano
Milan - Italy

Scientific Directors: Michele Emmer and Alfio Quarteroni

Mathematics forms bridges between knowledge, tradition, and contemporary life.
The continuous development and growth of its many branches, both classical and
modern, permeates and fertilizes all aspects of applied science and
technology, and so has a vital impact on our modern society.

Contributions on any aspect of the interaction between mathematics and
scientific, technical, artistic and sociological issues are welcome.

Authors are requested to submit by December 15, 2007, an extended abstract
(400-800 words), in english language and simple text format; notification of
the acceptance will be before January 31, 2008.

For any information, as well as the submission form, please visit the website

For any problem or special request, please write to


From: MTNS 2008 <>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 14:56:10 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Announcement for MTNS 2008, Jul/Aug 2008

This is the first announcement of the 18th International Symposium on
the Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNMS 2008), Virginia
Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, Monday July 28 to Friday August 1, 2008
(arrival date Sunday July 27).

MTNS is one of the main conferences in the general area of
mathematical systems and control theory. The symposium is
interdisciplinary and is aimed at mathematicians, engineers and
researchers interested in any aspect of systems theory. MTNS is usually
organized every two years and traditionally covers areas involving a wide
range of research directions in mathematical systems, networks and control

The list of plenary speakers: Alessandro Astolfi, Martin Golubitsky,
Naomi Leonard, Danny Sorensen and John Tyson. Confirmed semiplenary
speakers include: Mark Embree, Birgit Jacob, Margreta Kuijper, Daniel
Liberzon, Iven Mareels, Gyorgy Michaletzky, Bernd Noack, Yoshito Ohta,
Alban Quadrat, Toshiharu Sugie, Harry Trentelman and Victor Vinnikov.

We invite proposals for minicourses, special sessions and contributed
papers. In addition to the book of abstracts, there will be a CD-ROM
distributed at the conference containing longer conference papers. The
deadline for submission of extended abstract/conference paper is February
15 with notification of Acceptance/Rejection by March 31 and deadline for
final version of the CD-ROM paper of May 15th, 2008.

A second announcement will give details on the date at which the
submission site will be opened. Informal suggestions for minicourses and
special sessions are encouraged at any time; these can be sent to the
conference e-mail address Please check back often
for additional and continuing information.

Please feel free to pass this information to persons who might be
interested in attending MTNS 2008.


From: gerhardwilhelm weber <>
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2007 19:26:05 +0300
Subject: Continuous Optimization and Knowledge-Based Technologies, May 2008

Continuous Optimization and Knowledge-Based Technologies
(EUROPT- 2008)
Neringa, Lithuania, May 20-23, 2008

to overview trends, to gain a common attitude towards latest
challenges in continuous optimization and advanced applications
for knowledge-based technologies, such as robust optimization,
optimization in finance, supply chain management and data mining,
to contribute to education in Europe and the world, and to a
deepening and initializing of scientific collaboration in the family
of EURO and among our peoples.

Three kinds of contributions are welcome:
* Proposal for a stream session of at least 3 papers/communications
devoted to a given topic.
After acceptance the promoter will be responsible for the session
and will chair it.
* Submission of contributed papers (6 pages A4). The accepted
papers will be published in a Conference Proceedings, which will
be indexed /abstracted in ISI Proceedings and delivered
during the Conference.
* Submission of abstract (0.3 page) for communication. After
acceptance a presenter deliver 25 minutes communication
during the contributed session.

Invited Speakers (further ones will follow):
* Inderjit Dhillon (University of Texas at Austin, USA;
Information-Based Knowledge Discovery),
* Mirjam Dür (Darmstadt University of Techology, Germany;
Global Optimization),
* Kaisa Miettinen (Helsinki School of Economics, Finland;
Multi-Objective Optimization and Multi-Criteria Decision Making),
* John Shawe-Taylor (University College London, UK;
Optimization and Machine Learning).

Important Dates:
October 5, 2007 - proposals for stream session organising,
November 5, 2007 - abstract submission,
December 15, 2007 - paper (6 A4 pages) submission for Proceedings,
February 15, 2008 - paper acceptance notification,
April 15, 2008 - Early registration fee payment,
May 20-23 - Conference,
June 30, 2008 - full paper submission to the special issue of TOP.



From: "Bartosz Protas" <>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2007 20:20:07 -0400
Subject: High Performance Computing and Simulation Symposium, Apr 2008

HPCS 2008: High Performance Computing and Simulation Symposium,
part of the
SCS Spring Simulation Multiconference (SMC'08)
in cooperation with ACM/SIGSIM

A joint symposium of DEVS Integrative M&S (DEVS) and
High Performance Computing (HPC)

April 14-16, 2008
Crowne Plaza Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

Paper submission due: November 30, 2007
Notification of acceptance: January 7, 2008
Revised manuscript due: January 28, 2008
Symposium: April 14-16, 2008


From: Roger Van Keer <>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 11:37:38 +0200
Subject: International Conference ACOMEN, ULg (Belgium), May 2008

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to make the 1st announcement of the

4th International Conference on Advanced Computational Methods
(ACOMEN), May 26-28, 2008, at the University of Liège (ULg) in Belgium.

The purpose of the conference is to present new developments in the
context of numerical simulations for engineers and scientists. The
conference is organized into invited lectures and related mini-symposia,
which explore a wide range of engineering topics. The list of agreed
invited speakers will be announced shortly

The following mini-symposia are organized:
-BiomedicalEngineering and Bioinformatics
-Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology
-Optimization and Applied Mathematics
-Soil&Groundwater Modeling
-Structural Mechanics&dynamics
-Thermomechanics&CFD-based Multiphysics
A workshop for software developments is also sheduled

The Organizing Committee consists of: L. Noels (ULg), L. Stainier
(ULg), J-P Ponthot (ULg), J-F Remacle (UCL) and E. Dick (UGent). The
Chairpersons are: M. Hogge (ULg) and R. Van Keer (UGent).

For further information contact: , phone: + 32(0)4
366 48 26. Or visit the conference website:


From: "Connie Young" <>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 11:38:37 -0400
Subject: Deadline Extension, SIAM PP08, Mar 2008

Conference Name: SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for
Scientific Computing
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Dates: March 12-14, 2008

October 1, 2007: Minisymposium proposals
October 8, 2007: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers
Visit to submit.

For more information about the conference, visit or contact SIAM Conference Department


From: Iain Duff <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 13:30:16 +0100 (BST)
Subject: CERFACS and Algo Anniversary meeting, Oct 2007

Sparse Days at CERFACS ... CERFACS 20th Anniversary Meeting

As announced earlier, the Parallel Algorithms Team at CERFACS split its
annual "Sparse Days at CERFACS" this year between the Preconditioning 2007
meeting, which finished a couple of weeks ago, and the CERFACS Anniversary
meeting in October.

CERFACS will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary on October 10-12. There
will be general CERFACS activities on the afternoon and evening of
Thursday 11th with talks by Algo related people including Gene Golub,
Gerard Meurant, Philippe Toint and Alan Edelman.

The Parallel Algorithms Team will hold a Sparse Days meetings on
Wednesday 10th and the morning of Thursday 11th and a one-day meeting on
Friday 12th.

Please consult our web site for updated

We can still accommodate a few more attendees and have some cheap rooms
available on the meteo campus. If you wish to attend, you should contact
Nicole Boutet (


From: "Alan.Hegarty" <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 17:03:31 +0100
Subject: BAIL 2008 - Intl Conference on Boundary and Interior Layers, Jul/Aug 2008

BAIL 2008 - International Conference on Boundary and Interior Layers
University of Limerick, Ireland
July 28th to August 1st, 2008

Topics: All aspects of computational and analytical methods for
boundary and interior layers, and singular perturbation problems are
welcome. Special emphasis is laid on the mathematical foundation of
such methods. Topics in any scientific field (fluid mechanics,
semiconductor modelling, control theory, aero- and hydrodynamics,
chemical kinetics, etc) in which boundary and interior layers occur
are welcome. This is the latest in a series of BAIL conferences that
began in 1980. To get a sense of the spirit of BAIL 2008, see the
details of the BAIL 2006 Göttingen conference at

Deadline for Abstracts: January 31st, 2008
Deadline for Early Registration: May 16th, 2008

Alan Hegarty, Natalia Kopteva (University of Limerick)
Eugene O'Riordan (Dublin City University)
Martin Stynes (National University of Ireland, Cork)

Details of the conference webpage and fees will follow shortly.


From: "Neville Ford" <>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 08:22:15 +0100
Subject: Stochastic Evolutionary Problems, Oct/Nov 2007

Research meeting on Stochastic Evolutionary Problems at University of
Chester, UK

Final Announcement

Title: Stochastic Evolutionary Problems: Theory, Modelling and
Numerics 31st October to 2nd November 2007 To be held at the
Department of Mathematics, University of Chester, Parkgate Road,
Chester CH1 4BJ, UK

Full details are available at the meeting homepage:

There will be spaces in the programme designed to encourage
interaction between the attendees with the aim of promoting further
collaborative research work. It is our intention that this meeting
should be the first in a series that brings together experts with
complementary experience related to this theme and that promotes a
greater sharing of expertise.

Organisers: Neville Ford (, Judy Ford
(, Christopher Baker (

Other queries to Nicola Williams (


From: "Lorena Galante" <>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 17:15:02 +0200
Subject: Course on Hyperbolic Equations and Applications, Feb 2008

First announcement

Professor Eleuterio Toro and Dr.-Ing. Michael Dumbser
Laboratory of Applied Mathematics
University of Trento, ITALY

>From Monday 4th February to Friday 9th February and
>From Monday 11th February to Friday 15th February, 2008

Venue: University of Trento, Italy

SUMMARY: This is a 60-hour, two-week intensive course on advanced
numerical methodspartial differential equations with applications in
engineering and sciencis put on numerical methods that are able to
handle very complex geometrieunstructured Finite Volume and
discontinuous Galerkin schemes as well as mparticle methods are
presented. Aspects of modern high performance computiillustrated by an
introduction to parallel programming via the MPI standar The course is
primarily designed for PhD students and post-doctoral
researmathematics, engineering, physics, computer science and other
scientific dcourse may also be of interest to senior researchers in
industry and reseaas well as to senior academics. The lectures on the
theory will be supplemlaboratory-based exercises to provide hands-on
experience to all participapractical aspects of numerical methods for
hyperbolic problems and applicalibrary NUMERICA and MATLAB programs
specially designed for the course.

Further details on website:
Ms. Lorena Galante
Tel. +30 0461 882660
Fax. +39 0461 882672


From: "Int. J. Tomogr. Stat." <>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2007 21:13:06 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: IJAMAS: Self nominations for Editor/Associate Editor

International Journal of Applied Mathematics & Statistics
ISSN 0973-1377 (Print), ISSN 0973-7545 (Online)

Dear Academicians,

Self nominations are invited for Editor/Associate Editor for
International Journal of Applied Mathematics & Statistics (under
volunteer appointment policy).

The details about the journal available at :

For submission of your nomination please fill the nomination form by
10 November 2007., which is available at:

With regards

Dr. Tanuja Srivastava
Executive Editor,
International Journal of Applied Mathematics & Statistics (IJAMAS)


From: Tracy Lee <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 12:50:22 -0400
Subject: Position at Simon Fraser Univ: BC Leadership Chair in Medical Imaging

The Government of British Columbia, Canada is supporting the establishment of
a small number of permanent BC Leadership Chairs at public post-secondary
institutions. These endowed BC Leadership Chairs are designed to attract
world-class faculty, strengthen the province’s capacity for innovative
research, promote British Columbia as a centre for cutting-edge research,
enhance economic development and position the province as a leader in the
knowledge-based economy. The Faculty of Applied Sciences at Simon Fraser
University has been awarded one of these endowed Chairs and invites
applications for this Leadership Chair in Medical Imaging as part of an
initiative to further develop Medical Imaging Science within the Faculty of
Applied Sciences. The recruited individual will hold a joint-position at the
rank of Professor in Computing Science, Engineering Science and/or Kinesiology
and is expected to lead an emerging area of strength within the Faculty. We
seek to attract an internationally recognized expert in Medical Imaging who
will bring extensive expertise to SFU in minimally one of the following areas:
biomedicine, medical image acquisition, medical image analysis, computer
vision, visualization, and applied mathematics. The goal as Chair will be to
provide a focus for regional research efforts in these areas and facilitate
collaboration with health researchers across the campus, local hospitals, and
the provincial biomedical imaging sector.
The candidate is expected to unite those directly involved in researching the
entire medical imaging process, including the imaging physics and chemistry,
the computational image analysis and its application, the study of the
biomedical aspects of disease, with a particular focus on cardiac defects and
stroke, and the challenges of assisting diagnosis and communicating medical
imaging results across networks of health care professionals and hospitals.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority. Applications will be accepted
until the position is filled but applicants are encouraged to apply by
November 15, 2007.
To apply, send curriculum vitae, evidence of research productivity (including
selected reprints) and names, addresses and phone numbers of four referees to:
Dr. Wade Parkhouse, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies
Faculty of Applied Sciences, Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive, Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6 Canada (Email:


From: Peter Moore <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 16:11:13 -0500
Subject: Position at SMU

Applications are invited for one position at either the senior
(tenured) or junior (tenure track) level, to begin in the fall
semester of 2008. Applicants must have a Ph.D., provide evidence of
outstanding research, and have a strong commitment to teaching at all
levels. Applicants in all areas of applied mathematics are
encouraged. The Department of Mathematics offers an active doctoral
program in computational and applied mathematics. Visit for more information about the department.

To apply, send a letter of application with a curriculum vitae, a list
of publications, research and teaching statements and the names of
three references to: The Faculty Search Committee, Department of
Mathematics, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750156, Dallas,
Texas, 75275-0156. The Search Committee can be contacted by sending
e-mail to (Tel: (214)768-2452; Fax:

To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be
received by October 1, 2007, but the committee will continue to accept
applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify
applicants of its employment decision after the position is filled.


From: "Tilak Ratnanather " <>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 09:43:54 -0400
Subject: Faculty Position in Computational Medicine at Johns Hopkins University

Faculty Position
The Johns Hopkins University
Institute for Computational Medicine (

The mission of the Institute for Computational Medicine is to develop
quantitative approaches for understanding the mechanisms, diagnosis and
treatment of human disease through application of mathematics and
computational science. The Institute builds on internationally recognized
research programs based in both the School of Medicine
( and the Whiting School of Engineering
( One of the core research areas of the Institute is
medical image understanding, with a particular focus on mathematical and
computational analyses of anatomic structure and function, and their
variation in health and disease, based on MRI, DTI, fMRI, PET and CT data.
The Institute invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty
position in the broad area of quantitative medical image analysis.

New faculty will be appointed in an appropriate department of the Whiting
School of Engineering, will work closely with faculty of the Center for
Imaging Science, and will be located within the Institute on the
University's Homewood campus. Successful applicants will be expected to
establish independently funded research programs, to develop collaborations
with existing efforts at Johns Hopkins and to participate in the educational
activities of the Institute.

In order to ensure full consideration, applications should be received no
later than December 15, 2007. Please submit, via email and in MS Word or PDF
format only, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research goals, and the
names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of three references to:

Raimond L. Winslow
Director, Institute for Computational Medicine

The Johns Hopkins University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


From: Montaz Ali <>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 13:11:42 +0200 (SAST)
Subject: Position in Compulational and Applied Mathematics

Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer/lecturer
Faculty of Sciences,
School of Computational and Applied Mathematics

Applications are invited for the above positions from suitably qualified
persons. A number of appointments may be made. The School of Computational
and Applied Mathematics is a leading force in South Africa in applications
of higher mathematics in a wide variety of areas and in the development of
new mathematical techniques for these applications. In particular, the
School welcomes applications from persons with interests in mathematical
optimization and control, astronomical image analysis, mathematical
finance, disease modeling, continuum mechanics and in associated
mathematical and computational techniques. Applicants for the senior
positions must have a strong independent research record, applicants for
the lectureship must show evidence of a promising independent research

Qualifications: PhD essential. Teaching experience an advantage.

Duties: Commencing 1 January 2008. To be active in research and teaching
and to participate in the affairs of the School

Salary and Benefits: Salary dependent on level of appointment. Annual
bonus, generous leave, retirement fund, medical aid, housing allowance (if
eligible), dependents study bursaries (if applicable)

Enquiries: Prof David Sherwell, Head of School, tel 011-717-6131, email

To apply: Submit a detailed CV together with names and contact details of
3 referees, as well as certified copies of degree certificates, to Yoosuf
Hassim, Human Resources, Faculty of Science, University of the
Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3, Wits 2050 South Africa, email to, the fax number is 011 717 6009.

Closing Date for application
12 October 2007


From: "Tom DeLillo" <>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 10:24:08 -0500
Subject: Position at Wichita State University

Applications are invited for a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor in
mathematics August, 2008. The open position is in the area of Applied
Mathematics (with strong computational skills). Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. in the mathematical sciences, active in research and strong research
potential, strong commitment to excellence in teaching, effective
communication skills, and successful experience with diverse populations.
Preference given to classroom teaching experience, research area closely
related to our doctoral program in applied mathematics or consonant with our
current faculty, progress toward a strong research record, and expectations
of developing externally funded research grants. Preference will be given to
someone working in the traditional areas of computational mathematics
including numerical solution of partial differential equations and/or
numerical linear algebra. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.
Duties of this position will include teaching of undergraduate and graduate
courses in numerical analysis. The department includes groups working in
several areas of applied mathematics including inverse problems, fluid
mechanics, computational function theory, and geometric partial differential
equations. Completed Application Deadline: December 1, 2007. Position
remains open until filled. Send CV, statements about teaching and research,
and have three references send letters in writing to: Professor Stephen W.
Brady, Search Committee Chair, Department of Mathematics & Statistics,
Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 67260-0033, USA; email: FAX: 316-978-3748. AA/EOE.


From: Michael Neumann <>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2007 20:56:14 -0400
Subject: Asst Prof Position, Univ. Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Assistant Professor

The Department of Mathematics anticipates openings for three to four
tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level starting Fall
2008. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and demonstrate evidence of
excellent teaching ability and outstanding research potential. Highly
qualified candidates in all mathematical disciplines are encouraged
to apply; probability, algebra, number theory, geometry, and topology
are areas of particular, but not exclusive, focus of the search.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2007 and continue
until the position is filled. We prefer that applications be
submitted online at Applicants may also choose
to send resume and at least three letters of recommendation to:

Hiring Committee
University of Connecticut
Department of Mathematics, U-3009
196 Auditorium Road
Storrs, CT 06269-3009

The University of Connecticut is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative
Action Employer. We enthusiastically encourage applications from
underrepresented groups, including minorities, women and people with


From: Mihai Anitescu <>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 15:07:49 -0400
Subject: 2008 Wilkinson Fellowship in Scientific Computing at Argonne

Mathematics and Computer Science Division
Argonne National Laboratory

The Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division of Argonne National
Laboratory invites outstanding candidates to apply for the J. H. Wilkinson
Fellowship in Scientific Computing. The appointment is for one year and may
be renewed for another year.

This fellowship was created in memory of Dr. James Hardy Wilkinson, F.R.S.,
who had a close association with the Mathematics and Computer Science
Division as a consultant and guiding spirit for the EISPACK and LINPACK
projects. The Wilkinson Fellowship is intended to encourage scientists
actively engaged in state-of-the-art research in scientific computing.

Candidates must have received a recent Ph.D. prior to the beginning of the
appointment. The benefits of the appointment include a highly competitive
salary, moving expenses, and a generous professional travel allowance. For
additional details, including past recipients, see

The appointment will be in the MCS Division, which has strong programs in
scientific computing,software tools, and computational mathematics. Of
special interest are algorithms and software for linear algebra,
optimization, differential equations, computational differentiation,
stochastic systems, and unstructured mesh computations; software tools for
parallel computing; and numerical methods for computational science
problems. For further information, see

Internationally recognized for innovative research in high-performance
computing, the MCS Division supports an excellent computational environment
that includes large Linux clusters, a distributed systems laboratory, and a
virtual environments laboratory. Researchers also have access to a Blue
Gene/L supercomputer. For more information, see

Argonne is located in the southwestern Chicago suburbs, offering the
advantages of affordable housing, good schools, and easy access to the
cultural attractions of the city. Interested candidates should send to in pdf format a curriculum vitae; statement of
research interests; a list of publications, abstracts, and significant
presentations; and three letters of recommendation. Applications received
before December 15, 2007, are assured maximum consideration. The closing
date for applications is January 15, 2008. Application material will be
reviewed by a selection committee and a candidate announced in March 2008.


From: "Anne Trefethen" <>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 09:59:04 +0100
Subject: Research Associate opening at Oxford e-Research Centre

The Oxford e-Research Centre has an opening for a research associate
to work on the Numerical Simulation of SKA Signal Processing- An
exciting and challenging position, which offers the possibility to
work on the development of new technologies at the leading edge of
astrophysical research. We are looking for someone with experience in
numerical simulation, software development and preferably also in
high-performance computing. The position is a two-year contract in the
first instance and the salary is £25,889 - £31,840pa for further
details see


From: Wang Desheng <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 19:25:39 -0400
Subject: Postdocs/PhD positions in image processing, meshing, computer vision

5 Postdocs and 9 PhD positions in mathematical image processing, mesh
generation and computer vision

Applicants are invited to join the computational mathematics and scientific
computing group in the Division of Mathematics, SPMS, NTU (Nanyang
Technological University). This group has been funded to build a national
resource to explore new mathematical and computational methods for PDE-based
image processing and analysis, surface processing involving compression,
reconstruction, remeshing and encoding for Interactive Digital Media

• All positions are available from December 1 2007.
• Review process will start from November 1 2007 and continue until
all positions are filled.
• The postdoc positions will be available for three years with an
appropriate probation.

The candidate for the Postdoc position is expected to have experience in at
lease one of the areas involving numerical methods for partial differential
equations. medical imaging, image processing, mesh generation, computer
vision and data compression.

The PhD candidate shall have taken courses in one or several of the areas of
numerical approximations, image processing, medical imaging, optimization,
mesh generation, computer vision or data compression.

For the postdoc positions, applications including vita, an application form
and three reference letters should be submitted to Professor Tai Xue-Cheng
via Email: and The application form
can be requested from Prof. Tai. For the Ph.D scholarships, please visit the
website for details and follow the
instructions for the submission of the application.


From: Klaus Johannsen <>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 16:09:42 +0200
Subject: PhD position, Scientific Computing/Applied Mathematic CO2-Sequestration

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Research Fellow in Scientific Computing/Applied Mathematics with application
to CO2-Sequestration re-announcement

A three-year position as research fellow (PhD position) is available at the
Department of Mathematics.

The position is part of the project "Geological Storage of CO2:
Mathematical Modelling and Risk Assessment", a joint effort of the
University of Bergen and SINTEF Applied Mathematics, Oslo. The project
aims at strengthening the scientific understanding of the risks
associated with storage of CO2 for the purpose of reducing atmospheric
emissions. The investigations are related to the study of non-linear
partial differential equations arising from the multi-phase flow in
porous media. Methods from Scientific Computing will be applied,
i.e. the investigations will involve mathematical and numerical
models, numerical simulations and their physical and mathematical

The candidate is expected to work in the multidisciplinary environment
of the project (applied mathematics, computational science and
engineering). The candidate is expected to spend 3 to 6 months abroad
collaborating with international partners.

Applicants must hold a master's degree in mathematics, physics or a
similar education, or have submitted their master thesis for
assessment by the application deadline. It is a prerequisite, however,
that the examination results are out within 4 weeks of the closing
date for submitting the master thesis.

For more information on the position please contact
Helge K. Dahle, +47-555 84856,
Klaus Johannsen, +47-555 84314, or
Jan M. Nordbotten,

The research fellow must take part in the University's approved PhD
programme leading to the degree within a time limit of 3 years.
Hence, applicants must meet the formal admission requirements for the
PhD programme. Application for admission to the PhD programme,
including a project plan outline for the training module, will be
worked out in collaboration with the actual research group.

In total, the fellowship period is 3 years. The fellowship may be
reduced if the successful applicant has held previous employment as a
research fellow.

Starting salaries at salary level 43 (code 1017) on the government
salary scale (currently NOK 325Â 800 per year); following ordinary
meriting regulations (wage levels 43/47). From the gross wage a 2 %
law-enforced membership fee in the State Pension Fund
(“Statens Pensjonskasseâ€&#65533;) is deducted.

The University of Bergen wishes to attain a more equal gender
distribution for academic positions. Female candidates are thus
strongly encouraged to apply. If several applicants are equally
qualified for the position, the internal rules for gender quotas for
academic positions will be applied.

State employment shall reflect the multiplicity of the population at
large to the highest possible degree. The University of Bergen has
therefore adopted a personnel policy objective to ensure that we
achieve a balanced age and sex composition and the recruitment of
persons of various ethnic backgrounds. Persons of different ethnic
backgrounds are therefore encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principles of public openness
when recruiting staff to scientific positions.

The application must include a complete overview of education and
professional activities (CV), scanned copies of diplomas and
transcripts, publications, a list of publications and other scientific
works, and contact details of two or three referees.

Applications should be sent to

Closing date: November 16, 2007

Quote reference number: 07/7412


From: Raimondas Ciegis <>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 09:04:12 +0300 (EEST)
Subject: Contents, MMA Vol.12 no.3


The Baltic Journal on Mathematical Applications, Numerical Analysis
and Differential Equations
ISSN 1392-6292, ISSN 1648-3510 online, Electronical edition:

Raimondas {\v C}iegis (Editor) Volume 12, Number 3, 2007 (p. 277-398)


M. Baravykait{\.e}, R. {\v C}iegis.
An Implementation of a Parallel Generalized Branch and Bound Template.

P. Dryga{\'s}.
Steady Heat Conduction of Material with Coated Inclusion in the Case
of Imperfect Contact.

I. Ellouze, M. A. Hammami.
A Separation Principle of Time-Varying Dynamical Systems: A Practical
Stability Approach.

M. Galanin, D. Milyutin, E. Savenkov.
Finite Superelements Method for Biharmonic Equation.

E. A. Hayryan, E. Jurcisinova, M. Jurcisin, M. Stehlik.
Numerical Investigation of Anisotropically Driven Developed Turbulence.

A. A. Kilbas, A. A. Titioura.
Nonlinear Differential Equations with Marchaud-Hadamard-Type
Fractional Derivative in the Weighted Space of Summable Functions.

A. Kolyshkin, S. Nazarovs.
Significance of Averaging Coefficients in Stability Analysis of
Shallow Wake Flows.

D. Krapavickait{\.e}.
Model-Based Estimator of Total Expenditure on Environmental Protection.

A. Pincevi{\v c}ius, M. Meil{\= u}nas, N. Tumanova.
Numerical Simulation of the Conductivity Relaxation in the High
Resistivity Semiconductor.

F. Saidi.
On the Navier-Stokes Equation with Slip Boundary Conditions of
Friction Type.


From: Liz Martin <>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 17:02:38 +0100
Subject: Contents, Inverse Problems, volume 23, issue 5, October 2007

Volume 23, Issue 5, October 2007
Pages: R1--68, 1759--2288

Individual articles are free for 30 days following their publication on
the web. This issue is available at:


Recent progress in the boundary control method
M I Belishev


A multilevel model correction method for parameter identification
Jingzhi Li and Jun Zou

A probe method for the inverse boundary value problem of non-stationary
heat equations
Yuki Daido, Hyeonbae Kang and Gen Nakamura

Multi-frequency imaging of multiple targets in Rician fading channels:
stability and resolution
Albert C Fannjiang and Pengchong Yan

Identifiability of flow distributions from link measurements with
applications to computer networks
Harsh Singhal and George Michailidis

An iterative algorithm for nonlinear inverse problems with joint sparsity
constraints in vector-valued regimes and an application to color image
Gerd Teschke and Ronny Ramlau

Probe method and a Carleman function
Masaru Ikehata

On the resolving power of electrical impedance tomography
P C Sabatier and C Sebu

Quasi-exact solvability in a general polynomial setting
D G\'omez-Ullate, N Kamran and R Milson

The balancing principle for the regularization of elliptic Cauchy problems
Hui Cao and Sergei V Pereverzev

The attenuated Radon transform with complex coefficients
Jiangsheng You

Optimal waveform design for array imaging
Liliana Borcea, George Papanicolaou and Chrysoula Tsogka

Can one hear the shape of a Lie-type geometry?
Koen Thas

Inverse nodal problems for Sturm--Liouville equations on graphs
Sonja Currie and Bruce A Watson

A generalized conditional gradient method for nonlinear operator equations
with sparsity constraints
Thomas Bonesky, Kristian Bredies, Dirk A Lorenz and Peter Maass

Grids and transforms for band-limited functions in a disk
Gregory Beylkin, Christopher Kurcz and Lucas Monz\'on

Uniqueness of reconstruction and an inversion procedure for thermoacoustic
and photoacoustic tomography with variable sound speed
Mark Agranovsky and Peter Kuchment

Inverse source problem in an advection--dispersion--reaction system:
application to water pollution
Abdellatif El Badia and Adel Hamdi

A componentwise iterated relative entropy regularization method with
updated prior and regularization parameter
H Rullg{\aa}rd, O \"Oktem and U Skoglund

Approximation error analysis in nonlinear state estimation with an
application to state-space identification
J M J Huttunen and J P Kaipio

Factorization method and irregular inclusions in electrical impedance
Bastian Gebauer and Nuutti Hyv\"onen

Exact solutions to the focusing nonlinear Schr\"odinger equation
Tuncay Aktosun, Francesco Demontis and Cornelis van der Mee

Tomographic reconstruction of vector fields in variable background media
Alexandru Tamasan

On level set type methods for elliptic Cauchy problems
A Leit\~ao and M Marques Alves

Image reconstruction for a general circle-plus trajectory
A Katsevich

Shrinkage versus deconvolution
E Klann, M Kuhn, D A Lorenz, P Maass and H Thiele

Fr\'echet derivative with respect to the shape of a strongly convex
nonscattering region in optical tomography
Nuutti Hyv\"onen

Position registration from voltage measurements
Fadil Santosa and Carl Toews

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