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NA Digest Monday, May 4, 1998 Volume 98 : Issue 14

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Date: Mon May 4 09:40:45 EDT 1998
Subject: NA Digest Calendar

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NA Digest Calendar
Date Topic Place NA Digest #

May 3- 6 Fourier Analysis Kuwait Univ., Kuwait 03
May 7- 9 Control and Its Applications Jacksonville, FL 36
May 8 Southern Ontario Numerical Analysis Day Toronto, Ontario 13
May 11-14 Modeling in Finance Washington, D.C. 13
May 11-15 Quantifying Uncertainty in Predictions Los Alamos, NM 12
May 20-22 Wavelets and Filter Banks Wellesley, MA 13
May 21-22 Mathematical Programming Washington, DC 01
May 25-29 Combinatorial and Global Optimization Chania, Crete, Greece 42
May 26-28 Computing in Chemical Engineering Hamburg, Germany 10
May 28-29 PDE Odense, Denmark 09

June 1- 4 Artificial Intelligence & Expert Systems Benicassim, Spain 32
June 1- 5 Wave Propagation Golden, CO 42
June 3- 6 Honor Hans Schneider Madison, WI 14
June 6- 8 Derivative Securities Markets Hong Kong 12
June 7-10 Computational Geometry Minneapolic, MN 33
June 8 Fluid Flow on Parallel Machines London, UK 14
June 11-16 Applied and Industrial Mathematics Venice, Italy 14
June 12-13 Industrial Mathematics Logan, UT 09
June 14-17 Applied Parallel Computing Umea, Sweden 15
June 15-17 Honor Alexandre Chorin Berkeley, CA 43
June 15-17 Wavelets for Reconstructing Functions Montecatini, Italy 06
June 15-19 PDE and Numerical Analysis Beijing, China 05
June 15-20 Computational Physics Dubna, Russia 48
June 16-17 Numerical Analysis and Computers Manchester, UK 08
June 17-20 Optimization Rotterdam, Netherlands 13
June 21-23 Vector and Parallel Processing Porto, Portugal 37
June 21-25 Simulation St. Petersburg, Russia 50
June 22-23 Decision-Making & Finance Neuchatel, Switzerland 16
June 22-26 Spectral and High Order Methods Tel Aviv, Israel 52
June 22-26 Monte Carlo Claremont, CA 05
June 22-27 Siberian Congress Novosibirsk, Russia 45
June 25-26 Optimization Days Stockholm, Sweden 51
June 25-27 Scientific Computing Alicante, Spain 43
June 29-30 Workshop on Orthogonal Polynomials Madrid, Spain 47
June 29... Parallel Computing, Economics, Finance Cambridge, UK 45
June 29... Congress on Computational Mechanics Buenos Aires,Argentina 23
June 29... Bifurcation Theory Xi'an, China 30
June 29... Parallel Algorithms in Finance Cambridge, UK 43
June 29... Numerical ODEs Auckland, New Zealand 12

July 1- 3 Optimization Perth, Australia 22
July 3- 5 GAMM, Iterative Processes Kiel, Germany 09
July 5-17 Numerical Analysis Summer School Leicester, UK 10
July 6- 9 Numerical Grid Generation London, UK 40
July 6-10 Air Pollution Modelling Sofia, Bulgaria 10
July 7- 8 Iterative Solution Methods Prague, CZ 15
July 9-10 Applied and Computational Mathematics Hervey Bay, Australia 40
July 12 Optimization Algorithms Orlando, FL 07
July 12-14 Women in Mathematics Workshop Toronto, Canada 05
July 13-15 Parallel Computation Oxford, UK 40
July 13-17 Discrete Mathematics Toronto, Canada 47
July 13-17 SIAM Annual Meeting Toronto, Canada 49
July 13-17 Supercomputing Melbourne, Australia 49
July 14-18 Discrete Simulation of Fluids Oxford, UK 12
July 19-24 Telecommunication Systems Montreal, Canada 40
July 20-22 Optimization Coimbra, Portugal 47
July 20-23 Accurate Solution of Eigenvalue Problems University Park, PA 15
July 20-24 Domain Decomposition Methods Greenwich, UK 36
July 20-24 Black Boxes for Parallel Computing Greenwich, UK 11
July 21-24 Finite Elements Methods Hong Kong 09
July 27... Computional and Applied Mathematics Leuven, Belgius 38
July 27... Mathematics Modeling Workshop Raleigh, NC 07
July 30... Self-Similar Systems Dubna, Russia 47

Aug. 2- 5 Honor Olga Ladyzhenskaya i Ames, Iowa 14
Aug. 2- 5 Large Scale Matrix Computations Dalian, China 12
Aug. 6- 7 Expert Systems for Numerical Computing Columbia, MO 07
Aug. 9-11 Applications of Computer Algebra Prague, Czech Republic 49
Aug. 9-11 Irregularly Structured Problems Berkeley, CA 03
Aug. 9-21 Error Control and Adaptivity Antalya, Turkey 08
Aug. 10-13 Integral Methods Houghton, MI 09
Aug. 13-15 Nonlinear and Improperly Posed Problems Kocaeli, Turkey 14
Aug. 18-27 International Congress of Mathematicians Berlin, Germany 14
Aug. 18-27 ICM98 Session on Mathematical Software Berlin, Germany 27
Aug. 18-27 VideoMath Festival Berlin, Germany 52
Aug. 19-23 Numerical Methods and Applications Sofia, Bulgaria 13
Aug. 19-23 Incompressible Visous Flow Sofia, Bulgaria 07
Aug. 24-26 European Symposium on Algorithms Venice, Italy 06
Aug. 24-26 Hydroinformatics Copenhagen, Denmark 25
Aug. 24-27 Computational Mechanics Miskolc, Hungary 03
Aug. 31... Mathematics of Surfaces Birmingham, UK 15
Aug. 31... IFIP World Computer Congress Vienna and Budapest 96:46

Sep. 1- 4 Parallel Computing Southampton, UK 47
Sep. 1- 4 Numerical Methods inParallel Computing Southampton, UK 48
Sep. 1- 5 Solid Mechanics Zakopane, Poland 37
Sep. 2- 4 Computational Methods in Engineering Ghent, Belgium 34
Sep. 2- 5 Computational Physics Granada, Spain 05
Sep. 7- 9 Control and Data Processing Prague, Czech Republic 39
Sep. 7-12 PDE Meeting in the Sun Mission Beach, Austral.11
Sep. 7-14 Analytic Number Theory and Space Tilings Kyiv, Ukraine 11
Sep. 14-18 PDEs Marrakech, Morocco 12
Sep. 14-16 Software Tools for Scientific Computing Oslo, Norway 49
Sep. 14-18 Partial Differential Equations Marrakech, Morocco 42
Sep. 22-25 Validated Numerics Budapest, Hungary 13
Sep. 24-26 Computer Mathematics Athens, Greece 04
Sep. 28-30 Iterative Methods for Elasticity Nijmegen, Netherlands 48
Sep. 30... Computing in Electrical Engineering Berlin, Germany 07
Sep. 30... Operational Research Rovinj, Croatia 10

Oct. 1- 3 Industrial Flow Problems Barcelona, Spain 08
Oct. 4- 9 Wavelets in the Geosciences Delft, Netherlands 06
Oct. 5- 8 Multigrid Methods Bonn, Germany 12
Oct. 7-11 Operator Theory Winnipeg, Canada 05
Oct. 14-16 Simulation of Devices and Technologies Cape Town, So. Africa 11
Oct. 14-17 Mathematical Physics Knoxville, TN 48
Oct. 18-20 Iterative Methods Austin, TX 14
Oct. 20-23 SIBGRAPI'98 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 13
Oct. 21-23 Object Oriented Methods Yorktown Heights, NY 11
Oct. 22-23 Mathematical Foundations for CAD Troy, MI 13
Oct. 25-28 Operations Research Seattle, WA 11
Oct. 26-29 Air Pollution Modelling Paris, France 48

Nov. 15-20 ASME, Parallel Computing Anaheim, CA 09
Nov. 30... Complex Systems Sydney, Australia 12

Dec. 7-11 Scientific Computing Hong Kong 10
Dec. 15-18 Nonlinear Programming Hong Kong 43
Dec. 16 Honor Dave Sloan Strathclyde, UK 12
Dec. 19-21 Operations Research Agra, India 09

Jan. 11-15 Independent Component Signal Analysis Aussois, France 16
Apr. 15-20 Scattered Data Fitting Puerto Vallarta, Mex. 06
May 10-14 Theoretical and Computational Acoustics Trieste, Italy 01
June 14-18 Householder Symposium Whistler B.C., Canada 49
June 29-July 2 Numerical Analysis Dundee, Scotland 49
July 1- 7 Curves and Surfaces Saint-Malo, France 15
July 12-16 System Modelling and Optimization Cambridge, UK 04


From: Laura Nett <>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 13:23:16 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Forum for High Performance Computing

National Partnership in Advanced Computational Infrastructure (NPACI)

Thousands of HPC users around the country and the world are attempting to
use the latest hardware and software to solve the biggest problems in
science. Such leading-edge users sometimes face problems that their prior
experience never anticipated, their colleagues never addressed, and
possibly even the experts at the national centers are unfamiliar with.

To address these problems, NPACI has established HPC Forum to enable the
HPC user community to ask questions and discuss issues regarding any and all
HPC topics. The purpose of HPC Forum is to enable and accelerate the
efforts of HPC users by providing a venue for users to ask questions and
discuss problems. Experts from the NPACI staff will read HPC Forum (and ask
questions themselves as well as answer them!), but we hope everyone using
HPC techniques, including researchers, staff from other centers,
applications developers, and hardware vendors, will look to HPC Forum as a
valuable resource for finding answers and developing solutions. We will
actively recruit the participation of the entire HPC community in this

HPC Forum is open to everyone and is provided by NPACI as a public service.
We hope that it provides you with a valuable source of information and that
you will in turn contribute your own expertise and experiences to help the

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please use the
'Submit Questions/Comments' link on the HPC Forum main page:


From: Laura Nett <>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 12:54:50 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: NPACI Parallel Computing Institute

The National Partnership in Advanced Computational Infrastructure (NPACI)
will host the second NPACI Parallel Computing Institute August 17-21, 1998
at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. The Institute will include lectures
and tutorials on a wide range of parallel computing topics presented by
staff and NPACI partner institutions.
For an Overview,application requirements, and financial support details:

Deadline for registration is May 8, 1998


From: Edward Aboufadel <>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 98 13:05:20 -0500
Subject: Web Site, Discovering Wavelets

A new web site has been established to be a center of activity for
incorporating wavelets into the undergraduate curriculum. Currently
on the site are:

1. A report on a project for undergraduates on image processing using
the Haar wavelets.

2. A prospectus for the book Discovering Wavelets, by Edward
Aboufadel and Steven Schlicker of Grand Valley State University (which
is in Michigan).

3. An excerpt from the book featuring a lesson on Daubechies wavelets
and an associated Maple file.

4. Links to other web sites on wavelets that are accessible to

Also coming soon is image processsing software that uses wavelets that
was designed by a sophomore in a first-semester linear algebra course.

If you have contributions for the site, please contact

The URL for the site is

Edward Aboufadel
Grand Valley State University


From: Martin Peters <>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 08:57:13 +0200
Subject: New Book Series, Mathematics and Visualization

Springer-Verlag will launch a new book series which will be called
"Mathematics and Visualization". Its description is as follows:


Gerald Farin
Hans-Christian Hege
David Hoffman
Christopher R Johnson
Konrad Polthier

The series "Mathematics and Visualization" is intended to further the
fruitful relationship between mathematics and visualization. It covers
applications of visualization techniques in mathematics, as well as
mathematical theory and methods that are used for visualization. In
particular, it emphasizes visualization in geometry, topology, and
dynamical systems; geometric algorithms; visualization algorithms;
visualization environments; computer aided geometric design;
computational geometry; image processing; and scientific visualization.

Three types of books will appear in the series: research monographs,
graduate textbooks, and conference proceedings.

If you have book proposals for the series or need for more information,
please contact
Martin Peters
Senior Mathematics Editor


From: N. S. Scott <NS.Scott@Queens-Belfast.AC.UK>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 13:25:40 +0100
Subject: Computer Physics Communications Alert Service

Computer Physics Communications Program Library
CPCPL Alert Service

Cpcpl is a free alerting service which disseminates, via e-mail, regular
information about the Elsevier Science Journal, Computer Physics
Communications, and its associated Program Library.

Prior to the publication of each issue, mailing list members will be sent
details,including titles, authors, page numbers and summaries, of computer
programs to be described in the issue. The programs will be available
immediately from the library in advance of publication.

As the need arises the mailing list will also be used to alert mailing list
members to important information concerning the CPC Journal and Library.

To subscribe to the mailing list
complete the cpcpl form at
send an e-mail to with the single word 'subscribe' as the
body of the message

Should you subsequently wish to be removed from the mailing list you should
complete the cpcpl form at
send an e-mail to with the single word 'unsubscribe' as the
body of the message

PG Burke, C Jackson and NS Scott
CPC Program Library
e-mail: or


From: Aapo Hyvarinen <>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 14:08:07 +0300
Subject: Workshop on Independent Component Signal Analysis

First Call for Papers:
I C A ' 9 9

International Workshop on

January 11-15, 1999
Aussois, France
Submission deadline: July 15, 1998


The workshop is devoted to recent advances in Independent Component Analysis
and Blind Separation of Signals. It is intended to bring together
researchers from the fields of artificial neural networks, signal
processing, statistics, data analysis and all other domains connected to
information processing.

We are soliciting contributions covering all aspects of ICA and BSS: theory,
methods, implementation and recent experimental results. The workshop will
feature poster and oral presentations (no parallel sessions) and many
opportunities for exchanges and informal discussions.


Three special sessions will be organized on ICA applications:

T. Sejnowski, Salk Institute, USA: Biomedical applications
K. Torkkola, Motorola, Phoenix, USA: Speech and audio applications
Y. Deville, UPS, Toulouse, France: General applications of ICA and BSS


This one-week workshop will be held in Aussois, a small ski resort
(alt. 1500m) in the magnificent mountains of La Vanoise in the heart of the
French Alpes. The venue offers all the workshop facilities and we expect an
enjoyable and productive `workshop atmosphere'.


Submission information will be available from our web site:

Important dates:

July 15, 1998 Submission of *full* paper
Sep. 30, 1998 Notification of acceptance
Jan. 11-15, 1999 Workshop

All papers presented at the workshop will be collected in a volume of
proceedings, which will be distributed to the participants on site.


Shun-ichi Amari Brain Science Institute, RIKEN, Japan
Tony Bell Salk Institute, USA
Andrzej Cichocki Brain Science Institute, RIKEN, Japan
Pierre Comon Eurecom, France
Gustave Deco Siemens Research, Germany.
Lieven De Lathauwer Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Colin Fyfe University of Paisley, UK
Simon Godsill University of Cambridge, UK
Jean-Louis Lacoume Institut Nat. Polytechnique de Grenoble, France
Ruey-Wen Liu University of Notre Dame, USA
Odile Macchi CNRS/LSS, France
Jean-Pierre Nadal Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France
Erkki Oja Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Dinh-Tuan Pham CNRS/IMAG, France
Jitendra Tugnait Auburn University, USA


Jean-Francois Cardoso CNRS and ENST, Paris, France
Christian Jutten Institut Nat. Polytechnique de Grenoble, France
Philippe Loubaton Universite de la Marne la Vallee, France

Aapo Hyvarinen Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Lieven De Lathauwer Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium


For more information contact:
Jean-Francois Cardoso, ENST/SIG, 46 rue Barrault
F-75634 Paris Cedex 13, France

web site


From: Erricos John Kontoghiorghes <>
Date: Fri, 01 May 1998 16:01:12 +0100
Subject: Computational Methods in Decision-Making & Finance

Computational Methods in Decision-Making & Finance
22-23 June 1998, Neuchatel, Switzerland.


This two-day meeting will emphasize both practical and theoretical,
state-of-the-art applications of computational technology to solve
financial and decision-making problems.It aims to provide the
necessary information to allow computer scientists to pursue research
in constructing effective tools and methods to tackle financial
problems. Furthermore, within the context of computational finance and
decision-making, it will try to promote collaborative work between
researchers working in diverse areas, such as artificial intelligence,
optimization, numerical analysis and algorithms, parallel computing,
economics, finance, computer modelling and computational statistics.


The panel of speakers is made up of internationally respected
experts. They have all contributed extensively in their specialized
fields and currently play leading roles in the promotion of computing
in the area of decision-making, finance and economics. The speakers

Berc Rustem
Stavros A. Zenios
Giuseppe Ballocchi
Heather Liddell

Erricos John Kontoghiorghes
Institut d'informatique,
Universite de Neuchatel,
Emile-Argand 11,
CH-2007 Neuchatel,

Fax: +41 (0) 32 718 27 01
Tel: +41 (0) 32 718 27 38


From: Jan Griffin <>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 15:56:05 -0500
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Argonne National Laboratory

Mathematics and Computer Science Division
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory invites outstanding candidates to apply for a
postdoctoral research position with the Computational Differentiation
Project in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division. Candidates should
have a Ph.D. in computer science, computational science, or a related
discipline. Experience with the use of advanced computing systems is
required; experience with the development of application-relevant tools is

The successful candidate will participate in a project involving the
sensitivity analysis of complex computational simulations by using
automatic differentiation technology. The project requires the ability to
work in an interdisciplinary research environment. Information on automatic
differentiation and the Computational Differentiation Project can be found

The Mathematics and Computer Science Division supports an excellent
computational environment that includes access to high-performance
scientific workstations, a scientific visualization and virtual reality
laboratory, and state-of-the-art parallel computers.

Argonne is located in the southwestern Chicago suburbs offering the
advantages of affordable housing and good schools, as well as easy access
to the cultural attractions of the city.

Applicants must have received their Ph.D. not more than three years prior
to the beginning of the appointment.

The appointment is available immediately and for a one-year term
(renewable). Applications should be addressed to

Walter McFall
Box mcs-127056
Employment and Placement
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL 60439

and must include a resume and the names and addresses of three references.
To submit resume electronically, please send e-mail to
For further information, contact Paul Hovland(

Argonne is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


From: Gabriel Gatica <>
Date: Fri, 01 May 1998 22:55:21 -0700
Subject: Postdoctoral Positions at Univ. de Concepcion, Chile


Departamento de Ingenieria Matematica, Universidad de Concepcion
June 1998 - March 1999

The National Foundation for Scientific and Technological Research of
of Mathematical Engineering of the University of Concepcion, are very
glad to invite people from any country who have obtained his (her) Ph.D.
degree during the LAST 5 YEARS to apply for one of two post-doc
positions available during the period June 1998 - March 1999. Each
position is about 5 months long each, and must start no later than
September 1, 1998.

The selected applicants will receive a salary of about US$ 2.200 per
They will have access to a modern computing environment, including a
computer Silicon Graphics Origin 2000 with 6 processors, and will be
required to do research in some of the following topics with one or more
of the faculties involved in the Sub-Program on Numerical Analysis
of FONDAP-Conicyt:

*) A-posteriori error analysis in FEM and/or BEM

*) Coupling of BEM and FEM for linear and nonlinear problems

*) Domain decomposition methods for exterior boundary value problems

*) Finite element methods for slender structures

*) Finite volume methods for hyperbolic problems

*) Fluid-structure interaction problems

*) Parallel and multigrid methods for integral equations

*) Wavelet theory and applications.

For both positions, a proven capacity of independent research is
Experience with the use and development of scientific software is
desirable. Writen and spoken english or spanish will be much helpful.
Depending on the credentials of a selected applicant, we might be able
to offer a stay longer than 5 months.


Applicants should submit via air-mail, fax or e-mail (to the address
written applications including Curriculum Vitae (copies of academic
transcript and grades where appropriate), copies of reprints, and
two letters of recommendation. There is no special form for the

Deadline for applications is: June 15, 1998.

Professor Dr. Gabriel N. Gatica
Departamento de Ingenieria Matematica
Facultad de Ciencias Fisicas y Matematicas
Universidad de Concepcion
Casilla 4009, Concepcion, Chile
Fax: 056-41-251529, Phone: 056-41-203121 or 056-41-204539


From: Warrick Cooke <>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 10:26:36 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Postdoctoral Positions at Oxford University

Three Postdoctorial Research positions each with a duration of up
to three years are offered in either:
* Deterministic differential equations of parabolic or mixed
types with applications to glass, steel and polymer manufacture,
and to coating industries or
* Stochastic differential equations applied to finance, risk,
polymeric microstructures and aerospace technology.

The Research Fellowships are open to Nationals of a Member State or
Associated State of the European Union who have the equivalent of a
doctoral degree in mathematical science and will be under the age of 35 at
the time of appointment.

Further details are available from
or by contacting
Adrienne Hart-Davis
Mathematical Institute
24-29 St Giles'
Oxford OX1 3LB
email :


From: David Keyes <>
Date: Sat, 2 May 1998 21:16:31 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Graduate Fellowships at Old Dominion University

Graduate Students Recruited for GAANN Fellowships at ODU

Since 1995, Old Dominion University and the U.S. Department of Education
have been sponsoring a High Performance Computing and Communication track
within the Department of Computer Science at ODU. The Department of
Education support comes in the form of Graduate Assistantships in Areas of
National Need (GAANN) and has just been renewed through 2001. At ODU,
the GAANN fellowship program is modeled after the multi-institution
Virginia/ICASE/LaRC Program in HPCC. Successful applicants will fulfill
doctoral degree course requirements while being co-mentored, according to
their interest, in their thesis research by a scientist at the nearby NASA
Langley Research Center (LaRC) and/or its Institute for Computer
Applications in Science and Engineering (ICASE).

U.S. citizens with strong academic records in CS, science, or
engineering, particularly from groups underrepresented among computer
science doctoral graduates, are encouraged to apply. Under the terms of
the federal sponsorship, such students will be given preference among
equally academically qualified applicants. Highly qualified applicants
will also be considered from outside these groups. GAANN Fellows will
receive a stipend of $15,000 per year for 1998-99 (adjusted to keep pace
with the stipend of NSF Graduate Fellowships), as well as a full tuition
waiver and educational and professional travel allowances. The cost of
living is relatively inexpensive in the Greater Norfolk area, stretching
the stipend considerably. Consult or
mail for further information.


From: Peter Jimack <>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 13:14:08 +0100
Subject: Research Position at University of Leeds

University of Leeds
School of Computer Studies
Research Fellow for Computational PDE Unit

The above EPSRC-funded post is available from 1 October 1998 for a fixed
period of two years to work on anisotropic mesh adaptation and error
estimation for the finite element solution of partial differential

Applicants should have, or be about to receive, a PhD (or have equivalent
experience) in numerical or computational mathematics or a related
discipline, and experience of, or a strong interest in, the numerical
solution of partial differential equations.

Salary will be on the scale for Research Staff Grade 1A within the
range 16,045 - 19,371 UK pounds p.a. according to qualifications and
relevant experience.

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Dr Peter Jimack,
tel +44 (0)113 233 5464, email

Application forms and further particulars may be obtained from Dr Peter
Jimack or Dr Martin Berzins, Computational PDE Unit, School of Computer
Studies, The University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9NQ, UK, tel +44 (0)113 233
5464 or +44 (0)113 233 5457, email or In all enquiries please quote the reference number

Closing date for applications 22 May 1998

The University of Leeds promotes an Equal Opportunities Policy.


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