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From: Allison Bogardo <>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2000 11:59:27 -0400
Subject: Nominations for Jurgen Moser Lecture

Call for Nominations
SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems (SIAG/DS) Jurgen Moser Lecture
The SIAG/DS Moser Lecture

The SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems will present the award at
its Sixth Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems at Snowbird,
May 20-24, 2001. The prize, the first to be given, is awarded to a
person who has made distinguished contributions to dynamical systems
and nonlinear science.


Nominations should be sent by e-mail, fax, or regular mail BY OCTOBER 2,
2000 to:

Professor John Guckenheimer, Chair
Selection Committee
SIAG/DS Jurgen Moser Lecture
c/o Allison Bogardo
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688
Telephone: 215-382-9800
Fax: 215-386-7999

Selection Committee

Members of the selection committee are: Predrag Cvitanovic, Northwestern
University; John Guckenheimer (Chair), Cornell University; Nancy Kopell,
Boston University; Peter Lax, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences,
New York University; Eduard Zehnder, ETH-Zurich.


From: Allison Bogardo <>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2000 12:16:48 -0400
Subject: Nominations for J. D. Crawford Prize

Call for Nominations
SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems (SIAG/DS) J.D. Crawford Prize
The SIAG/DS J.D. Crawford Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems will present the award at
its Sixth Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems at Snowbird
May 20-24, 2001. The prize, the first to be given, is awarded for
recent outstanding work on a topic in dynamical systems and nonlinear
science, as evidenced by a publications in English in a peer-reviewed
journal within the four calendar years preceding the award date.


Nominations should be sent by e-mail, fax, or regular mail BY
OCTOBER 16, 2000 to:

Professor Christopher Jones, Chair
Selection Committee
SIAG/DS J.D. Crawford Prize
c/o Allison Bogardo
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688
Telephone: 215-382-9800
Fax: 215-386-7999


The research of the candidate must contain significant contributions
to the field of nonlinear science, as evidenced by papers published in
English in a peer-reviewed journal bearing a publication date within
the award period.

Selection Committee

Members of the selection committee are: Christopher Jones (Chair), Brown
University; James Keener, University of Utah; Edgar Knobloch, University of
California, Berkeley; Robert MacKay, University of Warwick, UK; Harry
Swinney, University of Texas at Austin.

Additional Information

Additional information is available at


From: Kostas Papanikolaou <>
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2000 02:00:25 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: WSES Conference on Linear Algebra and Applications

2000 WSES International Conference on:

All the accepted papers will be published in Proceedings and in WSES-Press
International Post-Conference Luxurious Editions.


Matrix Theory
Tensor Analysis
Multilinear Algebra
Spaces over fields or rings
Tensor algebras or subalgebras
Nonnegative matrices
Inequalities in linear algebra
Combinatorial linear algebra
Matrix numerical linear analysis
Representation theory
Lie theory
Invariant theory
Functional analysis
Computational Linear Algebra
Applications of Linear Algebra in Signal Processing
Applications of Linear Algebra in Systems and Control
Applications of Linear Algebra in Statistics
Markov Chains
Iterative methods
Error Estimation in Iterative Methods
Eigenvalue Problems
Componentwise and Structured Perturbations
Convex Optimization
Approximation of Large-scale Dynamical Systems
Large Scale Systems
Linear Algebra in Simulation and Mathematical Biology
Linear Algebra Information Retrieval and Management
Totally Nonnegative Matrices
Linear Algebra problems in Control
Linear Algebra problems in Electromagnetics
Linear Algebra problems in Fluid Mechanics
Linear Algebra problems in Civil Engineering
Linear Algebra techniques in Economy, Ecology, Biology, Finances
Other topics of Linear Algebra theory and
Linear Algebra applications in Science and Engineering

See at:


From: Xiaolin Li <>
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2000 17:12:56 -0400
Subject: Workshop on Computational Methods for Continuum Physics

International Workshop on Computational Methods for
Continuum Physics and Their Applications
Nanjing, China
May 21-24, 2001

This conference will feature
- computational methods for fluid physics
- computational methods for elastic-plastic material
- large scale and parallel simulations for continuum physics
- applications to physical and engineering problems
- software for computational continuum physics

The conference covers computational methods for conservation law
including physical probems of fluid, elastic-plastic material,
combustion, and their applications to engineering problems
such as the aerospace industry computation, astrophysical
application, turbulence, climate models, oil reservoirs, controlled
fusion, multiphase flow, electro-magnetics, and optimal design.

Invited Speakers:

S. Y. Chen, John Hopkins University, USA
J. Glimm, SUNY at Stony Brook, USA
R. LeVeque, University of Washington, USA
Z. C. Shi, Computing Center, Academia Sinica, China
Chi-Wang Shu, Brown University, USA
K.-M. Shyue, National University of Taiwan
I-Liang Chern, National University of Taiwan
G. Tryggvason, University of Michigan, USA
Y. Z. Wu, NUAA, China

Scientific Committee:

Z. C. Shi, Computing Center, Academia Sinica, China (Co-Chairman)
J. Glimm, SUNY at Stony Brook, USA (Co-Chairman)
T. Hou, Caltech, USA
Chi-Wang Shu, Brown University, USA
Y. Z. Wu, NUAA, China
N. Zhao, NUAA, China

Organizing Committee:

Q. L. Yong, NUAA, China
N. Zhao, NUAA, China
X. L. Li, SUNY at Stony Brook, USA

Abstract Dealines: All speakers, including invited speakers,
should submit an abstract in LaTex format, not exceeding one page,
via e-mail to before January 31, 2001.
Notification of acceptance of contributed talks will be sent
by March 31, 2001.


From: Scicade <>
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2000 14:50:05 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Conference on Scientific Computing and Differential Equations

Conference on Scientific computing and differential equations,
Coast Plaza Hotel, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
July 29 - August 3, 2001
Second Announcement

This meeting is concerned with scientific computing involving
the numerical solution of differential equations:
* ordinary differential equations
* partial differential equations
* dynamical systems
* differential algebraic equations
* software
Numerical techniques in applications will be emphasized.
These include:
o optimization and optimal control
o chemical and mechanical engineering
o stochastic differential equations
o level-set methods
o molecular dynamics
o computer graphics
o robotics
and more.

Please visit our web site for more details at

The meeting format includes plenary talks, minisymposia and
contributed talks in the SIAM or ICIAM pattern.

Plenary speakers:
- Lawrence Biegler
- Kevin Burrage
- Steve Campbell
- Luca Dieci
- Leslie Greengard
- Tom Hou
- Christian Lubich
- Reinout Quispel
- Sebastian Reich
- Gustaf Soderlind
- Demetri Terzopoulos

The conference web site contains the current list of
minisymposium titles and organisers.

The organisers list includes: Ernst Hairer, Brynjulf Owren,
Ben Leimkuhler, Karel in 't Hout, Weizhang Huang, Tom Mitsui,
Des Higham, Martin Gander, Wayne Enright, Paul Barton,
Linda Petzold, Georg Bock, Matthias Heinkenschloss,
Willem Hundsdorfer, Jan Verwer, Steve Ruuth, Dinesh Pai,
David Stewart, Inmaculada Higueras and Peter Deuflhard.

Space permitting, we will accept a limited number of contributed
minisymposia. If you want to propose organizing a minisymposium,
please contact us at

Short courses:
These will be given on Sunday, July 29. The conference will start
the following day. Topics and teachers include:

+ geometric integration (Chris Budd)
+ optimization and differential equations (Uri Ascher and Georg Bock)

In addition the following will be featured:

> A New Talent Invited Speaker.
> A special session on new software technologies for
scientific computing
> The Dahlquist Prize for 2001.

For fuller details on these events, please refer to the conference
web site

If you like to be on our mailing list, and are not yet on it,
then please write us at

This will keep you updated as the organization process advances.
We very much hope you will take part in this event.


From: Traviesas Elisabeth <>
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 09:49:29 +0200
Subject: Industrial Days at CERFACS on Inner-Outer Iterations

Industrial days at CERFACS on Inner-Outer iterations
Numerical quality of software coupling

September 11--12, 2000
CERFACS, Toulouse, France

Keynote speaker: Prof. G. Golub, Stanford.
Invited speakers: Prof. S. Hammarling, Nag, Oxford.
Prof. A. Griewank, Dresden.

Embedded iterative solvers are ubiquitous in numerical simulation. There
is a great need by industry for better control of inner-outer iterations
These two industrial days will give an opportunity for the industrial
and academic representatives to review the state-of-the-art
and define together promising research directions for embedded solvers.

Scientific committee:
CERFACS: F. Chaitin-Chatelin, I.S. Duff, V. Fraysse, L. Giraud,
and E. Traviesas.
Industry: J.-C. Berges (CNES), Ph. Homsi (Aerospatiale),
and J.-L. Vaudescal (EDF).

Local arrangements: B. Yzel and E. Traviesas.

For more information, visit the website: or e-mail
B. Yzel (

This workshop is organized with the collaboration of Aerospatiale,
CNES (CCT 1) and EDF and supported by SMAI.


From: Darrell Ross <>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2000 12:33:48 -0400
Subject: SIAM Parallel Processing Conference Announecment

Tenth SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing
March 12-14, 2001
Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel
Portsmouth, Virginia

UPDATE: The deadline for minisymposium proposals has been extended to
August 31, 2000

September 1, 2000 - Deadline for submission of minisymposium speakers
extended abstracts.

September 1, 2000 - Deadline for submission of extended abstracts for
either a contributed lecture or poster format.

December 4, 2000 - Deadline for papers from accepted authors for
inclusion in proceedings.

To obtain information on electronic submissions, please visit now the
conference Web page at:


From: Margaret Wright <>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2000 23:28:55 -0400
Subject: Conference on Software Architectures for Scientific Computing

IFIP Working Group 2.5 (Mathematical Software) is holding a
working conference on "Software architectures for scientific
computing applications" at the National Research Council,
Ottawa, Canada, on October 2-4, 2000 (beginning with a
reception on Sunday evening, October 1, 2000).

The conference will focus on current and emerging issues in the
design and structure of software for scientific computation,
including the implications of widespread connectivity, the effects
of distributed computing models such as CORBA and the Remote Method
Invocation of Java, and the development of reliable, portable
object-oriented numerical software.

For details about the program, registration, and hotel accommodation,
please see the conference Web site,
Please direct questions to Morven Gentleman, the lead conference
organizer, at


From: Andy Wathen <>
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2000 16:46:47 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Workshop at Oxford on Preconditioning

A joint NAG/Oxford University Computing Lab Workshop on


will be held on Monday 18th September 2000
in Room 051, Oxford University Computing Lab, Parks Road, Oxford, UK
with the talks starting at 10:45.

The speakers will be
Iain Duff (Rutherford Appleton Lab and CERFACS)
Howard Elman (University of Maryland)
Gene Golub (Stanford University)
Alison Ramage (University of Strathclyde)
Gareth Shaw (NAG)
Gerard Sleijpen (Utrecht University)
Andy Wathen (Oxford University)

The workshop is open to anyone interested. There is no registration fee.
The programme can be found at:


From: Timothy Barth <>
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2000 14:05:10 -0700
Subject: Symposium on Advanced Multiscale and Multiresolution Methods

Symposium on Advanced Multiscale and Multiresolution Methods
Yosemite National Park
October 29 - November 1, 2000

This is the final announcement reminder regarding registration
for the Yosemite Symposium on Multiscale and Multiresolution
Methods. The deadline for registration is Sept 15, 2000.
Complete information including a detailed schedule of all
presentations can be found at:

- Achi Brandt (Weizmann Institute, Israel)
multiscale methods for PDEs,statistical physics, molecular
dynamics and tomography
- David Donoho (Stanford University)
ridgelets, curvelets, Gabor functions, scaling laws
- Bjorn Engquist (UCLA and KTH Sweden)
multiscale methods and algebraic homogenization
- Thomas J.R. Hughes (Stanford University)
variational multiscale finite element methods, large eddy simulation
- Christoph Schwab (ETH, Zurich)
numerical homogenization, high-order finite element approximation
- Jean-Luc Starck (Centre dEtudes de SACLAY)
nonlinear multiscale transforms, astronomical image
processing, detection, compression
- Gilbert Strang (MIT)
multiscale representations, partially random graphs
- Jinchao Xu (Pennsylvannia State University)
multigrid and domain decomposition methods, parallel subspace iteration


- See


A limited amount of sponsor funds has been made available to
pay the registration fee for students. Also available are travel
funds (up to $500 per student). To apply for funds, submit an
application along with your registration form. Complete
instructions for registration and student travel
support can be found at the web site.


From: Jose Castillo <>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2000 11:46:20 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Faculty Position at San Diego State


The Mathematics and Computer Science Department at San Diego State University
invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in
Computational Mathematics, beginning in the fall of 2001. The new faculty
member will be expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and
graduate level, and establish a vigorous, independent research program.
Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in mathematics or a closely related field,
at least one-year experience beyond the dissertation, publications, and
computational background to be considered.
Candidates must have a research program in Mathematical Modeling and
Simulation, Modern Computational Methods for Partial Differential Equations
or Numerical Linear Algebra. This position contributes to the department
five-year plan to build a strong applied and computational mathematics group
in support of our interdisciplinary program in Computational Science.

Applications should include: a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a
description of the proposed research program, and a statement of teaching
philosophy. Applicants should have three letters of recommendation sent
directly to the search committee. Applications should be addressed to:
Chair, Numerical Specialist Search Committee, San Diego State University,
Math. Department, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, California 92182-7720.
Applications received by January 12, 2001 will receive full consideration.

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Title IX Employer and does not discriminate against
persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual
orientation, gender, marital status, age or disability.


From: Murray Kirch <>
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 17:06:04 -0400
Subject: Faculty Position at Richard Stockton College

Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Mathematics, Assistant
Professor/Instructor, tenure track, September, 2001. Ph.D. required. We
seek an excellent, versatile teacher to join our nine-person mathematics
department and to help in our effort to develop a concentration in
computational science. Stockton is a state-supported competitive, liberal
arts and science college located in rural South Jersey and within easy reach
of Philadelphia and New York City. Salary range is $31,910 - $44,608, may
be higher depending on qualifications, experience and increases in the
appropriately established compensation plan. Screening will commence on
December 10, 2000. Send resume, three letters of recommendation and
evidence of completion or expected date of Ph.D. to Dr. Lynn Stiles, Dean of
Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey,
P.O. Box 195, Pomona, NJ 08240-0195. Stockton is an AA/EOE. Women and
minorities are encouraged to apply.


From: Sivan Toledo <>
Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2000 15:09:44 +0300 (IDT)
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Tel-Aviv

Postdoctoral Fellowship Position in High-Performance
Computing at Tel-Aviv University, Israel

The laboratory for parallel computing in Tel-Aviv University invites
applications for a postdoctoral fellowship. The position is for 1 year,
extensible for another year. The funding for this fellowship comes
a 4-year research grant on cache-efficient algorithms.

We can also provide matching for external postdoctoral fellowships that
require matching from the host institution, such as Fulbright fellowships.

The research plan includes research on out-of-core (disk-based) sparse
nonsymmetric linear solvers, on dense parallel linear solvers, and on
parallel and on cache-efficient non-numerical algorithm, especially in
computational geometry. We also plan to investigate automatic
code-generation for some of these problems.

Qualifications: PhD in computer science or applied mathematics,
experience with parallel and/or cache-efficient algorithms and software
in numerical linear algebra. Experience with sparse linear solvers is
a plus.

Dates: flexible starting date after October 1st 2000;

For more information contact Sivan Toledo, School of Computer
Science, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv 69978, Israel;


From: John Dold <>
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 00:24:55 +0100
Subject: Lectureship Position Maths at University of Manchester


Applications are invited for a lectureship in Applied Mathematics
in the Department of Mathematics at UMIST. The successful
candidate will be expected to contribute to the research and teaching
in the Department. Preference will be given to candidates whose
interests enhance the current research profile of the Department.
We are particularly keen to have applications in the area of
Dynamical Systems.

The post will be available from 1 October 2000 or as soon as possible

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor D S Broomhead
(Tel: 0161 200 3680 or email: or
Professor P Glendinning (email:

Commencing salary will be within the scale =A317,238 - =A330,065 per annum.

Application forms and further details are available from:
The Personnel Office
PO Box 88
Manchester M60 1QD

The closing date is 15 September 2000.

Please quote reference MAT/A/121.


From: Rob Owens <>
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2000 11:48:26 +0200
Subject: Studentships at EPFL, Lausanne

2 Swiss NSF funded Ph.D Studentships

An Experimental and Numerical Investigation
of the Effects of Elasticity on the Stability
of Multidimensional Inertial Viscoelastic Flows.

Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
Department of Mechanical Engineering
E.P.F.L., Switzerland.

Applications are invited for the above studentships,
available immediately, to persons having a strong
academic record in a suitable branch of engineering,
applied mathematics or physics. The accurate prediction
of the onset and evolution of instabilities in viscoelastic
flows poses one of the greatest challenges at present in
non-Newtonian fluid mechanics. In this project, one student
will be engaged in developing a large-scale 3D time-dependent
code for solving viscoelastic flow past a cylinder, using a
careful choice of micro-mechanical polymeric model. This code
will be used to explore the linear and non-linear dynamics of
the perturbed flow. The second student will construct and use
an experimental facility for the measurement of the flow
characteristics at different prescribed Deborah numbers and
Reynolds numbers. Both students will work closely together in
the comparison of their results and their subsequent analysis.

The E.P.F. Lausanne is a science and engineering school enjoying
an excellent international reputation and located in the heart of
French-speaking Switzerland. Founded 145 years ago it now has
approximately 4700 students, including more than 600 doctoral candidates.
Further information about the institution may be found on its web page The successful candidates will join a thriving
research-oriented Department and have access to a wide variety of
computing platforms and experimental facilities for the duration of
the project (at least three years.)

Applications in the form of a covering letter, a full C.V. and
the contact details of three referees may be posted, faxed or
emailed to

Prof. Robert G. Owens,
CH-1015 Lausanne,

Tel: ++41 21 693 3589
Fax: ++41 21 693 3646

and/or to

Prof. Peter A. Monkewitz,
CH-1015 Lausanne,

Tel: ++41 21 693 5322
Fax: ++41 21 693 3646

Informal enquiries are welcome.


From: Oleg Burdakov <>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2000 18:30:44 +0200 (MET DST)
Subject: Contents, Optimization Methods and Software

Table of Contents
Optimization Methods and Software (OMS)
Volume 13, Number 4 (August, 2000)

L. Mosheyev and M. Zibulevsky
Penalty/barrier multiplier algorithm for semidefinite programming

Zhi Chen, Naiyang Deng and Emilio Spedicato
Truncated difference ABS-type algorithm for nonlinear systems of

X. Chen and R.S. Womersley
Random test problems and parallel methods for quadratic programs
and quadratic stochastic programs

Forthcoming papers and complete table of contents for the journal OMS:

Instructions for authors, subscription information, free sample copies:

Latex style files:


From: Vladik Kreinovich <>
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2000 18:10:05 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Contents, Reliable Computing

Reliable Computing
Volume 7, Issue 1, 2001
Mathematical Research

Path Planning Using Intervals and Graphs
Luc Jaulin

Automatic Computation of a Linear Interval Enclosure
Lubomir V. Kolev

On Kernel Inclusions
Hans-Juergen Dobner

Roundoff-Free Number Fields for Interval Computations
Vladik Kreinovich

Short Communications

A Note on a Uniqueness Theorem for the Second-Derivative Test of Qi
Michael A. Wolfe

On $\wedge$-Subdistributivity and $\vee$-Superdistributivity
with Respect to Interval Map in Kaucher Arithmetic
Gregory G. Menshikov, Alexey V. Tomashevsky

The Feasibility of the Interval Gaussian Algorithm for Arrowhead
Uwe Schaefer

Reminiscences "Back in the Good Old Days"
The Mystery of Intervals
Svetoslav Markov


Interval Methods and Their Applications: invited sessions at the World
Automation Congress (WAC'2000)

Session ``Interval and Computer-Algebraic Methods in Science and
Engineering'' at the 6th International Association for Mathematics and
Computers in Simulation (IMACS) Conference on Applications of Computer
Algebra (ACA'2000)

A special session on Granular Computing and Interval Computations at the
19th International Conference of the North American Fuzzy Information
Processing Society (NAFIPS)

Minisymposium on Applications of Interval Computations at the Third
World Congress of Nonlinear Analysts


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