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From: NA Digest <>
Date: Sun Jun 1 17:42:31 EDT 1997
Subject: NA Digest Calendar

The Netlib Conferences Database is on the Web at:

NA Digest Calendar
Date Topic Place NA Digest #

July 8-11 Finite Element Method Taejon, Korea 20
July 9-11 Computational Fluid Dynamics Twente, Netherlands 38
July 9-12 Iterative Methods Laramie, WY 36
July 11-12 Randomization and Approximation Bologna, Italy 03
July 13-17 Gordon Conference on HPC and NII Plymouth NH 11
July 13-18 SIAM Annual Meeting Stanford, CA 36
July 13-15 AWM Workshop at SIAM Meeting Stanford, CA 01
July 14-18 Theoretical and Computational Acoustics New York, NY 96:14
July 21-23 Symbolic and Algebraic Manipulation Maui, Hawaii 44
July 23-25 Wavelets and Filter Banks Fairfax, VA 22
July 24-26 Applications of Computer Algebra Maui, Hawaii 14
July 24-25 Matrix Methods in Stochastic Models Winnipeg, Canada 47
July 30... ATLAST Linear Algebra Workshop Madison, WI 08

Aug. 4- 8 Large Eddy Simulation Ruston, LA 40
Aug. 10-13 Finite Difference Methods Rousse, Bulgaria 19
Aug. 10-14 Domain Decomposition Boulder, CO 40
Aug. 11-13 Modeling Complex Turbulent Flows Hampton, VA 22
Aug. 11-15 Computational Mathematics Guangzhou, China 48
Aug. 16-17 Matrix Methods for Statistics Istanbul, Turkey 19
Aug. 17-24 Continuum Mechanics Models Zhukovskii, Russia 03
Aug. 20-22 Local to Global Optimization Linkoping, Sweden 05
Aug. 20-22 Automated Timetabling Toronto, Canada 07
Aug. 24-29 IMACS World Congress Berlin, Germany 96:07
Aug. 24-29 Fast Algorithms Berlin, Germany 37
Aug. 26-29 Euro-Par'97 Passau, Germany 43
Aug. 28-31 Stochastic Modelling of Biointeraction Sofia, Bulgaria 47

Sep. 1- 5 Numerical Solution of ODEs Halle, Germany 96:13
Sep. 2 Reduction in Chemical Kinetics Paris, France 22
Sep. 2- 5 Algoritmy'97, Scientific Computing West Tatra, Slovakia 22
Sep. 8-11 Continuum Mechanics Prague, Czech Republic 08
Sep. 8-12 Applied and Computational Mathematics Gramado, Brazil 20
Sep. 8-12 Parallel Computing Technologies Yaroslavl, Russia 06
Sep. 9-12 Boundary Element Method Rome, Italy 41
Sep. 10-12 Computer Arithmetic Lyon, France 41
Sep. 11-13 Algorithm Engineering Venice, Italy 42
Sep. 15-18 Boundary Integral Methods Manchester, England 27
Sep. 15-18 Parallel Computing in Fluid Mechanics Pisa. Italy 15
Sep. 15-19 Scientific Computing & Diff. Eqns. Grado, Italy 21
Sep. 16-19 Visualization and Mathematics Berlin-Dahlem, Germany 09
Sep. 22 Scottish Computational Mathematics Edinburgh, Scotland 25
Sep. 24-26 Dutch Numerical Mathematicians Zeist, Netherlands 18
Sep. 29... ENUMATH 97 Conference Heidelberg, Germany 47

Oct. 6- 9 Optimization and Linear Algebra Qingdao, China 19
Oct. 13-17 Computational Methods & Function Theory Nicosia, Cyprus 16
Oct. 15-17 Large-scale Analysis Symposium Williamsburg VA. 12
Oct. 17-18 London Math Society on PDEs London, England 47
Oct. 24-25 Kalamazoo Matrix Symposium Kalamazoo, MI 13
Oct. 29.... SIAM Applied Linear Algebra Snowbird, Utah 26

Nov. 3- 5 Fourth European PVM/MPI Users' Group Cracow, Poland 13
Nov. 3- 6 Geometric Design Nashville, TN 15
Nov. 5- 8 Hewlett-Packard Computing Cracow, Poland 08
Nov. 10-12 Workshop on Wavelets and Filter Banks Braunschweig, Germany 27

Dec. 15-17 Hyperbolic Conservation Laws Stockholm, Sweden 26


Jan. 3- 6 Approximation Theory Nashville, TN 10
Jan. 5- 9 Matrix Theory Haifa, Israel 19
Jan. 21-23 Computational Aerosciences Workshop Hampton, VA 25
Jan. 23-24 Honor Olof Widlund New York, NY 08
Jan. 25-27 Discrete Algorithms San Francisco, CA 18
Feb. 9-13 Hyperbolic Problems Zuerich, Switz. 41
Mar. 24-27 Neurocomputing Munich, Germany 15
Mar. 31... Numerical Methods for Fluid Dynamics Oxford, England 24
Apr. 1- 4 Computational Engineering Nabeul-Hammamet, Tunisia 24
Apr. 20-23 Interval Methods Nanjing, China 21
Apr. 27-29 Real Numbers and Computers Paris, France 25
June 14-18 Applied Parallel Computing Umea, Sweden 07
June 16-17 Numerical Analysis and Computers Manchester, England 24
June 22-26 Spectral and High Order Methods Tel Aviv, Israel 19
June 29... Congress on Computational Mechanics Buenos Aires, Argentina 23
July 1- 3 Optimization Perth, Australia 22
July 20-22 Optimization Coimbra, Portugal 20
Aug. 18-27 VideoMath Festival Berlin, Germany 12
Aug. 18-27 ICM98 Session on Mathematical Software Berlin, Germany 27
Aug. 19-23 Numerical Methods Sofia, Bulgaria 26
Aug. 24-26 Hydroinformatics Copenhagen, Denmark 25
Aug. 24-27 Computational Mechanics Miskolc, Hungary 25
Aug. 31... IFIP World Computer Congress Vienna and Budapest 46


From: Jorge More' <>
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 1997 19:43:30 -0500
Subject: Mihai Anitescu is Wilkinson Fellow

Mihai Anitescu of the University of Iowa has been named the 1997
Wilkinson Fellow in Scientific Computing. He will join the
Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National
Laboratory for a one-year term beginning this summer.

In announcing the award, the selection committee members cited
Anitescu's exceptional insight into physical phenomena,
communication skills, publication record, and broad background in
electrical engineering, applied mathematics, and computational
science. He was the committee's first choice in a strong field
of candidates for this fellowship.

Anitescu received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Iowa in
May 1997, under the direction of Florian Potra. He has extensive
experience in modeling contact dynamics problems, an area with
important applications in robotics. In particular, Anitescu has
developed efficient algorithms for real-time interactive
simulation in virtual environments.

Anitescu will join the faculty of the Mathematics Department at
the University of Pittsburgh in September of 1998.

The Wilkinson Fellowship was created by Argonne's Mathematics and
Computer Science Division in memory of Dr. James Hardy Wilkinson,
F.R.S., who for many years acted as a consultant and guiding
spirit for such efforts as the EISPACK and LINPACK projects. The
fellowship is intended to assist a young scientist engaged in
state-of-the-art research in scientific computing.


From: Jack Dongarra <>
Date: Fri, 4 Jul 1997 08:35:00 -0400
Subject: Survey of Freely Available Linear Algebra Software

I'm putting together information on freely available software
for the solution of linear algebra problems.
The interest is in software for high-performance computers
that's available in source form on the web for solving problems
in numerical linear algebra, specifically dense, sparse direct and
iterative systems and sparse iterative eigenvalue problems.
I have started a list, see the url
Please let me know about updates and corrections.


From: Leo Franca <>
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 1997 13:46:40 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Finite Element People Home-Pages

I have added a home-page for ``Finite Element People'' to
facilitate finding the home-pages of researchers/scientists
that use/develop/improve/analyze finite element methods in
several applications.
I started by putting about 30 addresses I had in my bookmarks,
and I hope to hear from anyone interested in having their name
on this page (Engineers as well as Numerical Analysts):

Leopoldo P. Franca || Phone: (303) 556-8460
Department of Mathematics || Fax: (303) 556-8550
University of Colorado at Denver || e-mail:
P.O. Box 173364, Campus Box 170 ||
Denver, CO 80217-3364, USA


From: Marcin Paprzycki <>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 1997 12:07:26 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Change of Address for Marcin Paprzycki

Dear Colleagues,

I have accepted an appointment at USM and my new address is:

Marcin Paprzycki
Department of Computer Science and Statistics
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS 39406, USA

Marcin Paprzycki


From: Yair Censor <>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 1997 16:55:24 +0300 (IDT)
Subject: New Book on Parallel Optimization.


We are pleased to announce the publication of our new book, available July


By Yair Censor and Stavros A. Zenios,

A volume in the series: "Numerical Mathematics and Scientific Computation",
Oxford University Press, New York, 1997.

Hardcover, 576 pages.

This book offers a unique pathway to methods of parallel optimization by
introducing parallel computing ideas into both optimization theory and into
some numerical algorithms for large-scale optimization problems.
The three parts of the book bring together relevant theory, careful study
of algorithms, and modeling of significant real-world problems such as image
reconstruction from projections, radiation therapy treatment planning, multi-
commodity network flow problems, planning under uncertainty, and matrix
balancing problems.

For more information on the book (Title Page, Foreword, Preface,
Organization of the Book, Suggested Course Outlines, Acknowledgements),
please visit on the internet either one of the authors' home pages:
or the publisher at


From: Chris Walshaw <>
Date: Fri, 4 Jul 1997 11:16:28 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Jostle v2.0, Mesh Partitioning & Load-balancing Software

We would like to announce the release of the JOSTLE software package
Version 2.0 for partitioning unstructured meshes for use on distributed
memory parallel computers. Executables of the software are freely available
for academic and research purposes, but interested users are required
to sign a licencing agreement.

The code is designed to partition unstructed meshes (for example,
finite element or finite volume meshes) and can also be used to
repartition and load-balance existing partitions (such as those
deriving from adaptive refined meshes). Jostle is extremely fast
and provides high quality partitioning and load-balancing.

Version 2.0 is considerably faster and produces higher
quality partitions than version 1.0. Some sample comparisons are
shown in the table below (E_c is the number of cut edges, and
t(s) the runtime in seconds on a sun workstation for two different
meshes and varying P - the number of partitions)

jostle v1.0 jostle v2.0
=========== ===========
mesh P E_c t(s) E_c t(s)
======= === ===== ==== ===== =====
dime20 16 1745 16.19 1488 5.16
dime20 32 2898 15.01 2422 5.15
dime20 64 4154 14.84 3755 6.36
dime20 128 6438 15.39 5639 8.32
mesh100 16 6212 7.44 5064 3.17
mesh100 32 9038 7.96 7934 4.47
mesh100 64 12426 8.22 11393 4.82
mesh100 128 15784 11.83 15494 7.86

You can find out more about the underlying algorithms via papers available
from the jostle home page:

In particular "Mesh partitioning and load-balancing for distributed memory
parallel systems" gives a good introduction and is available from

You can get a copy of the licence from

Chris Walshaw

Dr. C. H. Walshaw,
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, email:-
The University of Greenwich, Tel:- (UK) + 181-331 8142
Wellington Street, Woolwich, FAX:- (UK) + 181-331 8665
London, SE18 6PF.
United Kingdom


From: John Tucker<>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 1997 10:45:15 -0400
Subject: ICM98 Session on Mathematical Software

[The following announcement from Martin Groetschel, President of the ICM98
Organizing Committee, is forwarded by John Tucker, Director, Board on
Mathematical Sciences, Room NAS 315, National Academy of Sciences, 2101
Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D. C. 20418, (202) 334-2421, NEW
Fax: (202) 334-2422, E-mail: .]

Dear colleague:
The President of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) has
asked the Organizing Committee of the International Congress of
Mathematicians 1998 (ICM98, Aug 18 to 27, 1998 in Berlin, see URL: to consider arranging - in addition to the
scientific program under the responsibility of the ICM98 program
committee - a special session on mathematical software.
No special focus or form of presentation was suggested. The only wish
was to cover a broad spectrum. Thus, if possible, the session should
include general purpose computer algebra systems as well as, e.g.,
software systems specialized on number theory, algebra or optimization,
or systems assisting the work of the mathematicians in some other
specific way. The session should be open for presentations from
commercial and academic software development groups.
This is the first call for contributions to get an idea about how
many groups or companies are interested in such presentations and to
find out their specific wishes.
The current idea is that the Organizing Committee will set up a small
committee to select up to 10 software systems for oral 30 minute
presentations during one or two afternoons of the congress. Detailed
plans can only be made if a good estimate on the number of participants
is available.
The organizing committee is also contemplating to offer, for a fee to be
determined, space for computer demonstrations of the software packages
during the congress - possibly in connection with the book exhibition at
ICM98. Technical support from the Technische Universitaet Berlin, where
the congress will take place, will be very modest, though.
Any response or comment on this first call for participation is
welcome. Please send your reply to
Winfried Neun
Takustrasse 7
D-14195 Berlin
preferrably via e-mail and feel free to give suggestions or to ask
If sufficiently many groups show an interest in this event by August 31,
1997, the ICM98 Organizing Committee will go ahead with the planning.

Martin Groetschel
President of the
ICM98 Organizing Committee

More information about ICM98 can be found
in the ICM98 WWW-server. Its master site in Berlin has the URL:
Mirror sites of the ICM98 WWW-server are located in Bombay(India),
Copenhagen (Denmark), Kyoto (Japan), Marseille (France),
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
This WWW-server also offers an electronic preregistration form. If you
do not have access to the World Wide Web and would like to subscribe to
the ICM98 circular letters, just send an e-mail to
into the SUBJECT line.


From: Sven Ehrich <>
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 1997 13:26:52 +0200
Subject: Workshop Course on Wavelets and Filter Banks

taught by Gilbert Strang (MIT)
with selected applications presented and practical
computer training directed by other researchers
Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday November 10-11-12, 1997
** Technical University Braunschweig, Germany **

TOPICS We will aim for the right balance of theory and
applications. The workshop course gives an overall perspective of the
field, following the program of four successful workshops by
Professors Strang and Nguyen in the US. The topics will include

1. Analysis of Filter Banks and Wavelets
2. Design Methods
3. Applications (from Lecturers and Participants)
4. Hands-on Experience with Software

The program will develop these four key areas in detail:

1. Analysis

Multirate Signal Processing: Filtering, Decimation, Polyphase
Perfect Reconstruction and Aliasing Removal
Matrix Analysis: Toeplitz Matrices and Fast Algorithms
Wavelet Transform: Pyramid and Cascade Algorithms
Daubechies Wavelets, Orthogonal and Biorthogonal Wavelets
Smoothness, Approximation, Boundary Filters and Wavelets
Time-Frequency and Time-Scale Analysis

2. Design Methods

Spectral Factorization
Cosine-Modulated Filter Banks
Design by Constrained Least Squares
Lattice Structure
Ladder Structure (Lifting)

3. Applications

Audio and Image Compression, Quantization Effects
Digital Communication and Multicarrier Modulation
Medical Imaging and Scientific Visualization
Computer Graphics and Image Generation
Analysis of Electrodynamic Problems

4. Simulation Software

MATLAB Wavelet Toolbox
Software for Compression

The goal of the Workshop is to be as useful as possible to all

TEXT Participants will receive the new textbook

Wellesley-Cambridge Press, Box 812060, Wellesley MA 02181

This text is already in class use in many Electrical Engineering and
Mathematics departments. It was chosen to accompany MATLAB's Wavelet
Toolbox, which will be the simulation software at the Braunschweig
Wavelet Workshop.

since only a limited number of places is available. Further
information on tuition, social events, accomodation, travel directions
and workshop registration is available online on the web page

or by email to or by mail/fax to

Technische Universit"at Braunschweig,
Zentralstelle f"ur Weiterbildung, Postfach 33 29,
D-38023 Braunschweig, Germany


From: Trier <>
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 1997 18:23:43 +0200
Subject: Faculty Position at University of Trier


At the Department of Mathematics in the Faculty IV of the University of Trier
courses are offered for students in Mathematical Economics, Applied Mathematics
and Mathematics for High School teachers. Analysis of financial markets will
start in near future. Studies and Research are focused on Applied Analysis,
Numerical Analysis, Operations Research and Statistics in close cooperation
with Decision and Information Sciences, Computer Science, Business and
Economics. We are seeking a full professor (C4) for Discrete Mathematics.
Research and Teaching must focus on discrete optimization: theory, algorithms,
implementation and applications in Operations Research and elsewhere.

The successful applicant will be responsible (jointly with Prof. Horst, chair of
Operations Research) for the courses in Operations Research. Active
participation is also expected in the `Graduate School Mathematical
Optimization'. In addition, a commitment to appropriate participation in the
administrative tasks of our department as well as occasional in undergraduate
teaching is required. Teaching skills and scientific qualification of Ph.D.
and Habilitation (or equivalent publications) level is indispensible. The
University attempts to increase the number of female faculty so that
application of qualified female scientists are particularly welcome.
Minorities and disabled are encouraged to apply.

Please send your application with copies of Curriculum Vitae, certificates of
degrees, list of publication and list of courses taught within 5 weeks to

Dekan des Fachbereichs IV
Herrn Professor Dr. Willy H. Eirmbter
Universit\"at Trier - C 340
54286 Trier


From: Andreas Greiner <>
Date: Fri, 04 Jul 1997 10:25:28 -0100 (GMT+1)
Subject: Positions at University of Freiburg

Two PhD positions

The Institut fuer Mikrosystemtechnik of the Universitaet Freiburg,
Germany, is opening up 2 PhD positions in the field of microsystem
simulation (MEMS-CAD). The applicants are graduated in physics,
mathematics, computer science or engineering science. German is not a
prerequisit. The university of Freiburg is an equal opporunity
employer. Qualified applicants please send their CV within the next 3
weeks to

Prof. Dr. J. G. Korvink
Institut f. Mikrosystemtechnik
Am Flughafen 17
D-79110 Freiburg, Germany
Tel.: ++49 +761 203 8041
Fax : ++49 +761 203 8042

Andreas Greiner,
Institut fuer Mikrosystemtechnik, Geb. 79, Raum -1005a
Universitaet Freiburg,
Am Flughafen 17, Tel.: ++49+761 203 8043
D-79110 Freiburg, Fax : ++49+761 203 8042
Germany e-mail:


From: Dugald Duncan <>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 1997 18:49:35 +0100
Subject: Lectureship at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Lectureship in Mathematics
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Mathematics, starting on
October 1st 1997. Candidates must have a strong research record or have
already demonstrated considerable research potential. Preference may be
given to candidates with expertise which links with research strengths in
the department but well-qualified applicants from all areas of mathematics
are encouraged to apply.

Salary will be at an appropriate point on the Lecturer Grade A scale

Further particulars may be obtained (under News) at

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Jim Howie, telephone
(Intl +44 131, UK 0131) -451-3240; email:

For an application form and further particulars please contact the
Personnel Office, Lord Balerno Building telephone (Intl +44 131, UK
0131) -451-3475 (24 hours) quoting Ref No 82/97. The closing date for
applications is 18 July 1997.


From: Ralf Hiptmair <Ralf.Hiptmair@Math.Uni-Augsburg.DE>
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 1997 12:43:32 +0000
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Universitaet Augsburg

Postdoctoral Position available

INSTITUTION: Lehrstuhl fuer Angewandte Mathematik mit
Schwerpunkt Numerische Analysis,
Institut fuer Mathematik
UNIVERSITY : Universitaet Augsburg, Germany

At the "Lehrstuhl fuer Angewandte Mathematik mit Schwerpunkt Numerische
Analysis" (Chair of Applied Mathematics with Focus on Numerical Analysis),
Department of Mathematics, University of Augsburg, Germany,
a postdoctoral position is available for the period October 1st,
1997 - September 30th, 1999.

Applicants should have a PhD in applied mathematics, preferably in the
field of numerical analysis of partial or ordinary differential equations or
dynamical systems. The candidates will be involved in teaching tutorials
for elementary courses on numerical analysis and taking care of seminaries.
They will also be expected to render some administrative duties.
It is desirable that they become involved in one of the projects of the group,
but in general they are relatively free to pursue their own research.

The salary will be according to the German BAT IIa category (for foreigners)
or C1 (for German nationals), respectively, which roughly amounts to DM 70,000
annually, before taxes. Staff is entitled to 29 days of paid holidays per

Applications for this position should be filed as soon as possible. They should
include a brief outline of recent research activities, a curriculum vita,
a list of publications, and three letters of recommendation.

Contact person:

Frau Renate Diessenbacher
Institut fuer Mathematik
Universitaet Augsburg
Universitaetsstrasse 14
D--86159 Augsburg

Tel.: 49+821/598--2192
Fax.: 49+821/598--2339


From: Weierstrass Institute <>
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 97 15:51:47 +0200
Subject: Positions at Weierstrass Institute, Berlin

Weierstrass Institute
Applied Analysis and Stochastics

The Weierstrass Institute is an institute of the Forschungsverbund Berlin.

WIAS performs mathematical research projects in various fields of the
applied sciences.

The research projects include:
* Modeling in cooperation with researchers from the the applied sciences
* Mathematical analysis of these models
* Development of numerical algorithms and software
* Numerical simulation of processes in economy, science and technology.

For further general information, please contact the WIAS-Server:

Starting from Sept.15, 1997, the Weierstrass Institute offers a
research position for an applied Mathematician in the field of

Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations and/or
Nonlinear Optimization.

Candidates should participate in the development of numerical methods
for models arising in areas like semiconductor devices, material
sciences and transport in porous media.

We offer the opportunity to develop and implement own ideas within a
creative interdisciplinary environment consisting of applied
mathematicians and numerical analysts as well as project partners from
research and industry.

Applicants should have outstanding knowledge of one or more areas in
numerical mathematics. Familiarity with modern programming languages
and software concepts is necessary as well.

The position is available for a period of 3 years, an extension up to
5 years is possible.

The salary is regulated by the German BAT contract: BAT-O IIa.

The Weierstrass Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We
particularly encourage applications by women. Among equally qualified
applicants, disabled candidates will be preferred.

Applications with Curriculum Vitae, photocopies of certificates and a
list of publications should be submitted by August 15, 1997 to:

Prof. Dr. J. Sprekels
Director of the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics
at the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (WIAS)
Mohrenstrasse 39
D-10117 Berlin


From: Marcin Paprzycki <>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 1997 12:01:27 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: New Journal, Parallel and Distributed Computing Practices

New journal:

published by NOVA Science Publishers

Editorial Board

Marcin Paprzycki, U. of S. Mississippi,

Peter Arbenz, ETH Zurich
Dorothy Bollman, U. of Puerto Rico,
Luigi Brugnano, U. of Florence,
Bogdan Czejdo, Loyola, U. (New Orl.),
Frederic Desprez, INRIA ENS Lyon,
David Du, U. of Minnesota,
Yakov Fet, Novosibirsk Comp. Center,
Len Freeman, Univ. of Manchester,
Ian Gladwell, Southern Methodist U.,
John Gustafson, Ames Laboratory,
Joanna Jozefowska, TU Poznan,
Peter Kacsuk, KFKI Research Inst,
David Keyes, Old Dominion U.,
Vadim Kotov, HP Laboratories,
Thomas Ludwig, TU Munchen,
Veljko Milutinovic, U. of Belgrade,
Oscar Naim, U. Wisconsin-Madison,
Lalit M. Patnaik, Indian Inst. of Sci,
Viktor Prasanna, USC,
Stewart Reddaway, Cambridge Par. Procs,
Siang Wun Song, U. of Sao Paulo,
Boleslaw Szymanski, Rensellaer Poly,
Alex Teruel, Univ. S. Bolivar,
Kenji Toda, Electrotech. Laboratory,
Daniela Todorowa, U. of Russe,
Roman Trobec, Josef Stefan Institute,
Carl Tropper, McGill U.,
Pavel Tvrdik, TU Prague,
Jan van Katwijk, TU Delft,
Sankait Vahie, U. of Arizona,
Mladen A. Vouk, NC State U.,
Lonnie Welch, UT Arlington,
Janusz Zalewski, U. of Centr. Florida,

Statement of Purpose

The area of parallel and distributed computing has reached a point where
new issues and trends require a professional forum. PDCP will provide an
avenue for publication of original refereed papers addressing these issues
and trends. The areas of primary interest involve algorithm development,
implementation and execution on real-world parallel architectures,
application of parallel and distributed computing to the solution of
real-life problems. In addition, to recognize a clearly developing trends,
which suggest that the future of computing will have a parallel and/or
distributed form, PDCP will address the cosequences of these trends in the
following areas:

- high level languages
- object oriented techniques
- compiler technology for parallel computing
- implementation techniques and their efficiency

System engineering:
- programming environments
- debugging tools
- software libraries

- performance measurement
- metrics
- evaluation
- visualization
- performance improvement
- resource allocation and scheduling
- I/O
- network throughput

- database
- control systems
- embedded systems
- fault tolerance
- industrial and business
- real-time
- scientific computing
- visualization

- limits of different approaches
- extrapolations of engineering trends and their consequences
- novel parallel architectures

Taking into account the extremely rapid pace of changes in the field, PDCP
is commited to fast turnaround and publication time.


January 1998 -- initial issue based on invited refereed papers

April 1998 -- L. Welch (ed.) - Special Issue based on invited
papers - "Software Engineering in Distributed

July 1998 -- E. Kuehn (ed.) - Special Issue based on a Minitrack
from the HICSS-31 conference - "Virtual Shared
Memory for Distributed Architectures"

October 1998 -- standard issue based on contributed papers

In 1999 Special Issues edited by: L. Patnaik and B. Szymanski are

To contribute, please contact one of the members of the Editorial Board,

Marcin Paprzycki
Department of Computer Science and Statistics
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS 39406, USA


From: Iain Duff <>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 1997 08:37:42 +0100
Subject: Contents, IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis

Volume 17, Number 3.

Chunyang He and Watson G A
An algorithm for computing the numerical radius.
pp 329-342

Beatson R K and Light W A
Fast evaluation of radial basis functions: methods for two-dimensional
polyharmonic splines.
pp 343-372

Kaklis P D and Karavelas M I
Shape-preserving interpolation in $R^3$.
pp 373-419

Blaschke B, Neubauer A, and Scherzer O
On convergence rates for the iteratively regularized Gauss-Newton method.
pp 421-436

Sandstede B
Convergence estimates for the numerical approximation of homoclinic solutions.
pp 436-462

Chien D D-K and Atkinson K
A discrete Galerkin method for a hypersingular boundary integral equation.
pp 463-478

Diethelm K
Generalized compound quadrature formulae for finite-part integrals.
pp 479-493


From: Beth Schad <>
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 97 08:46:38 EST
Subject: Contents, SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis

SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis
Volume 34, Number 4, August 1997

A Comparison of Some Methods for Solving Linear Interval Equations
S. Ning and R. B. Kearfott

Solution to the Time-Harmonic Maxwell's Equations in a Waveguide; Use of
Higher-Order Derivatives for Solving the Discrete Problem
Philippe Guillaume and Mohamed Masmoudi

High-Order Corrected Trapezoidal Quadrature Rules for Singular Functions
Sharad Kapur and Vladimir Rokhlin

A Kernel-Based Method for the Approximate Solution of Backward Parabolic
Karen A. Ames and James F. Epperson

Error Growth in the Numerical Integration of Periodic Orbits, with Application
to Hamiltonian and Reversible Systems
B. Cano and J. M. Sanz-Serna

Preconditioners for Wiener--Hopf Equations with High-Order Quadrature Rules
Fu-Rong Lin, Michael K. Ng, and Raymond H. Chan

Numerical Solution of First-Kind Volterra Equations by Sequential Tikhonov
Patricia K. Lamm and Lars Elden

Spectrally Accurate Solution of Nonperiodic Differential Equations by the
Fourier--Gegenbauer Method
L. Vozovoi, A. Weill, and M. Israeli

Swapping Edges of Arbitrary Triangulations to Achieve the Optimal Order of
Charles K. Chui and Dong Hong

Attractors and Inertial Manifolds for Finite-Difference Approximations of the
Complex Ginzburg--Landau Equation
Gabriel James Lord

Heterogeneous Domain Decomposition for Singularly Perturbed Elliptic Boundary
Value Problems
Marc Garbey and Hans G. Kaper

Nonconforming Mortar Element Methods for the Spectral Discretization of
Two-Dimensional Fourth-Order Problems
Zakaria Belhachmi

Multilevel Methods in Space and Time for the Navier--Stokes Equations
J. B. Burie and M. Marion

A Posteriori Error Estimators for Nonconforming Approximation of some
Quasi-Newtonian Flows
Claudio Padra

The Spectral Projection Decomposition Method for Elliptic Equations in
P. Gervasio, E. Ovtchinnikov, and A. Quarteroni

Generation of Pseudospectral Differentiation Matrices I
Bruno D. Welfert

Adaptive Multilevel Techniques for Mixed Finite Element Discretizations of
Elliptic Boundary Value Problems
Ronald H. W. Hoppe and Barbara Wohlmuth


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