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From: Gene Golub <golub@Stanford.edu>

Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 09:17:56 -0800 (Pacific Standard Time)

**Subject: National Academy of Sciences Award to Heinz-Otto Kreiss**

Congratulations to Heinz-Otto Kreiss on receiving the

National Academy of Sciences award.

-- Gene Golub

NAS Award in Applied Mathematics and Numerical Analysis -- a prize of

$10,000 awarded every approximately every three years for outstanding

work in applied mathematics and numerical analysis -- goes to Heinz-Otto

Kreiss, professor, department of mathematics, University of California,

Los Angeles. Kreiss was chosen "for his seminal contribution to the

understanding of differential and difference equations and for his many

outstanding contributions to numerical analysis, fluid dynamics, and

meteorology." The award was established by International Business Machines

Corporation and has been presented since 1972.

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From: Margaret Wright <mhw@cs.nyu.edu>

Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 16:41:05 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Change of Address for Margaret Wright**

Dear na-net friends and colleagues,

As of January 22, 2002 my new coordinates are

Margaret H. Wright

Computer Science Department

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

New York University

251 Mercer Street

New York, NY 10012

office phone: 212-998-3056

fax: 212-995-4121

email: mhw@cs.nyu.edu

------------------------------

From: Anil Hirani <hirani@caltech.edu>

Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2002 07:09:40 -0800 (PST)

**Subject: Submatrix with Smallest Lowest Singular Value**

Given a full rank matrix with m rows r columns (with m >> r). I would like

to find a subset (of size r) of the rows such that the smallest singular

value of the resulting r by r square matrix is minimized. In other words I

want to solve the following optimization problem. Given a full rank matrix

A with m rows, r columns,

minimize over all r sized subsets S of rows of A : (sigma_r of S)

where sigma_r is the smallest singular value of the r by r matrix S.

I am interested in the r by r matrix S that achieves this minimum.

Does anyone know of any references for this problem ?

Thanks

Anil Hirani

Caltech

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From: Alfred Inselberg <aiisreal@post.tau.ac.il>

Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 22:56:50 +0200 (GMT-2)

**Subject: Help with Nonlinear Equations**

I have a set of 10 non-linear equations with 10 unknowns, 8 appearing

quadratically and 2 in the exponents of e-. Can anyone suggest some good

algorithms (and if possible also software) for solving the equations?

Thanks

Alfred Inselberg

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From: Thomas Apel <apel@mathematik.tu-chemnitz.de>

Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 11:28:49 +0100

**Subject: Re: Seeking Sparse Cholesky Solvers**

Dear NA-Digest readers,

We received 18 replies to our appeal for sparse Cholesky solvers in

NA-Digest 02/02. We would like to thank all of you who responded.

Summarizing, we were pointed to the following packages (in alphabetical order):

- Boeing commercial sparse Cholesky code

inexpensive university licenses available

(jglewis@redwood.rt.cs.boeing.com)

- DSCPACK http://www.cse.psu.edu/~raghavan/Dscpack/

Domain-Separator Cholesky Package (also for multiprocessors)

- HSL http://www.cse.clrc.ac.uk/Activity/HSL

Formerly the Harwell Subroutine Library, free for UK academics only.

- MUMPS http://www.enseeiht.fr/lima/apo/MUMPS/

MUltifrontal Massively Parallel sparse direct Solver.

- Pastix http://dept-info.labri.u-bordeaux.fr/~ramet/pastix/

Parallel Sparse matriX package

- PARDISO (not free, Olaf.Schenk@ifi.unibas.ch)

- SPOOLES http://www.netlib.org/linalg/spooles/spooles.2.2.html

SParse Object Oriented Linear Equations Solver

- TAUCS http://www.tau.ac.il/~stoledo/taucs/

- UMFPACK v3.2 http://www.cise.ufl.edu/research/sparse/umfpack

for unsymmetric matrices with a "symmetric preference" option

- WSMP http://www.cs.umn.edu/~agupta/wsmp

Watson Sparse Matrix Package (Linux Version - Sometime in 2002)

- Yale sparse matrix package

Five people offered their private Cholesky code.

Some people asked about the kind of problem we need the solver for.

The problem is a discretized quadratic eigenvalue problem, which is

described briefly in our paper

http://www.tu-chemnitz.de/ftp-home/pub/Local/mathematik/Apel/awm.ps.gz

We are now developing a different eigenvalue solver in which we need

to do repeated solves with a positive-definite matrix, for which we

want to apply a Cholesky solver. The number of solves depends on the

number of eigenvalues wanted, which makes a comparison difficult. For

a larger number it pays to invest more in the reordering to minimize

fill-in. Since these solves take much of the time we are willing to

do some comparisons to find some compromise. However, we do not have

sufficient wo/manpower to test all of the packages mentioned.

Thomas Apel

David Watkins

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From: Alexandre Ern <ern@cermics.enpc.fr>

Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 09:31:56 +0100

**Subject: New Book in French on Finite Elements**

Dear colleagues,

We have the pleasure to announce the release of our new book

Elements finis : theorie, applications, mise en oeuvre

Alexandre Ern and Jean-Luc Guermond

Series Mathematiques & Applications, vol. 36

Springer Verlag, Berlin, 2002

ISBN 3-540-42615-9, 430 p.

http://www.springer.de/cgi-bin/search_book.pl?isbn=3D3-540-42615-9

Summary

These lecture notes present a mathematical theory of finite elements

which emphasizes inf-sup conditions rather than the standard Lax-Milgram

paradigm. Recent developments such as least-squares methods, subgrid

viscosity and a posteriori error control are treated. Each theoretical

topic is illustrated by engineering applications. Practical

implementation aspects (mesh generation, data structure, linear algebra)

are also covered.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Interpolation par elements finis

3. Problemes bien poses

4. Problemes coercifs

5. Problemes mixtes

6. Problemes du premier ordre

7. Problemes d'evolution en temps

8. Maillages

9. Quadratures numeriques, assemblage et stockage

10. Algebre lineaire

11. Estimation d'erreur a posteriori

Annexes

A. Conventions de notation

B. Espaces de Banach et de Hilbert

C. Elements d'analyse fonctionnelle

------------------------------

From: Allison Bogardo <bogardo@siam.org>

Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 14:30:34 -0500

**Subject: Call for Nominations, SIAG/OPT Prize**

Call for Nominations

SIAM Activity Group on Optimization Prize

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN ELIGIBILITY DATES FOR PAPERS AND

THE EXTENSION IN THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS

The SIAM Activity Group on Optimization Prize (SIAG/OPT) will be

awarded at the SIAM Conference on Optimization, May 20-22, 2002, at

the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto.

The prize is awarded to the author(s) of the most outstanding paper,

as determined by the selection committee, on a topic in optimization

published in English in a peer-reviewed journal.

Eligibility

Candidate papers must be published in English in a peer-reviewed

journal bearing a publication date within the period of January 1,

1998 to December 31, 2001. The paper must contain significant

research contributions to the field of optimization, as commonly

defined in the mathematical literature, with direct or potential

applications.

Description of the Award

The award will consist of a plaque and a certificate. The chair of

the selection committee will notify the recipient(s) of the award in

advance of the award date. An invitation will be extended to the

recipient(s) to attend the award ceremony to receive the award and to

present the paper. At least one of the awardees is expected to attend

the ceremony and present the winning paper.

Nominations

Nominations, which should consist of a copy of the paper and a cover

letter, must be received in the SIAM office by FEBRUARY 25, 2002.

Please send nominations to:

SIAG/OPT Prize Selection Committee

Professor Philippe Toint, Chair

c/o A. G. Bogardo

SIAM

3600 University City Science Center

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Telephone: 215-382-9800, Ext. 302

Fax: 215-386-7999

E-mail: bogardo@siam.org

Selection Committee

Members of the selection committee are Philippe Toint, Chair (The

University of Namur, Belgium); Harvey Greenberg (University of

Colorado, Denver); Masakazu Kojima (Tokyo Institute of Technology);

Paul Tseng (University of Washington); and Levent Tuncel (University

of Waterloo).

------------------------------

From: Tammy Kolda <tgkolda@sandia.gov>

Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 10:43:34 -0800

**Subject: Bay Area Scientific Computing Day**

CALL FOR POSTERS

Bay Area Scientific Computing Day 2002

Saturday, March 2, 2002

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Pleasanton, CA

The Bay Area Scientific Computing Day is an informal gathering to

encourage the interaction and collaboration of researchers from the

San Francisco Bay Area in the field of scientific computing. It also

provides new researchers an opportunity to present their work to the

local community. This year's meeting consists of ten 25-minute

technical presentations and a 90-minute contributed poster session.

Contributed posters: The poster session provides the opportunity for

you to present your research and offers an excellent venue for

extended informal discussion with other attendees. Graduate students

and recent PhDs are especially encouraged to apply. The submission

form is available online at the workshop web site. The deadline for

submissions is Feb. 2nd, and notification of acceptance will be sent

out by Feb. 9th.

Web site:

http://csmr.ca.sandia.gov/workshops/bascd2002/

For further information, contact:

Vicki Howle, vehowle@sandia.gov, 925-294-2204

Jonathan Hu, jhu@sandia.gov, 925-294-2931

Tamara Kolda, tgkolda@sandia.gov, 925-294-4769

Monica Martinez-Canales, mmarti7@sandia.gov, 925-294-3157

Juan Meza, meza@sandia.gov, 925-294-2425

BASCD 2002 is sponsored by the Computer Science Research Institute at

Sandia National Labs.

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From: Juha Haataja <jhaataja@csc.fi>

Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 15:41:42 +0200 (EET)

**Subject: Conference in Finland on Applied Parallel Computing**

This is the second call for Papers and Session Proposals for the PARA'02

Conference in Espoo, Finland, in 15-18 June 2002.

Since 1994, the series of conferences on Applied Parallel Computing, named

PARA94, PARA95, PARA96, PARA98 and PARA2000 have successfully been held in the

Nordic countries. The next conference, PARA'02, is hosted by CSC - Scientific

Computing in June 15-18, 2002, in Espoo, a center of Finnish technology.

The general theme for the conference is Advanced Scientific Computing.

Confirmed invited speakers:

- Xing Cai, University of Oslo, Norway

- Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee, USA

- Christian Hege, Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum in Berlin, Germany

- Rainald Lohner, George Mason University, USA

- Heikki Mannila, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

- Risto Nieminen, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

- John Reid, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK

- Paolo Sibani, University of Southern Denmark/Physics Department, Denmark

Details of the conference:

Details of the conference and the submission procedures can be found at

the conference web sites at http://www.csc.fi/para2002.

The PARA'02 Proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture

Notes in Computer Science series.

Important dates:

- January 31, 2002 - Deadline for abstracts and session proposals

- February 15, 2002 - Notification of acceptance

- March 22, 2002 - Deadline for accepted articles, camera-ready-manuscripts

- April 30, 2002 - Pre-registration

- June 15-18, 2002 - PARA'02 Conference in Espoo

Looking forward to seeing you in Espoo in the light and pleasant summertime.

PARA'02 Organizing Committee,

Jari Jarvinen, CSC, chairman

Lauri Kettunen, Tampere University of Technology

Kari Laasonen, University of Oulu and

Risto Nieminen, Helsinki University of Technology

Tapani Pakkanen, University of Joensuu

Jussi Rahola, Nokia Research Center

Henry Tirri, University of Helsinki

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From: SCEE <jan.ter.maten@philips.com>

Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 18:56:27 +0100

**Subject: Conference in Eindhoven on Scientific Computing in EE**

Reminder: The deadline for submitting abstracts to SCEE-2002

comes near: 31 January 2002.

The 4th International Conference SCEE-2002, Scientific Computing

in Electrical Engineering, will be held on June 23-28, 2002, in

Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The conference will address topics from

- Computational Elektrodynamics,

- Computational Electromagnetics and

- Circuit Simulation.

This conference will be organized by the Scientific Computing Group

of the Eindhoven University of Technology together with Philips

Research Laboratories in Eindhoven.

For further details we refer to http://www.win.tue.nl/scee2002/.

Email: scee2002@win.tue.nl

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From: Jochen Hittler <jochen.hittler@iwr.uni-heidelberg.de>

Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 13:32:14 +0100

**Subject: European Multigrid Conference**

Seventh European MultiGrid Conference

Hohenwart Forum, Germany

October 7th - 10th, 2002

The Research Network WiR Baden-Wuerttemberg, together with the

Simulation in Technology Center at the University of Heidelberg are

organizing the European Multigrid Conference in 2002. Earlier European

Multigrid Confrences were held in Cologne in 1981 and 1985, Bonn in

1990, Amsterdam in 1993, Stuttgart in 1996 and Gent in 1999. The

conference provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of

recent research in the general area of multigrid methods.

Chairmen

W. Hackbusch, Kiel

G. Wittum, Heidelberg

Invited Speakers (tentative)

R.E. Bank, San Diego; A. Brandt, Rehovot; R. Falgout, Livermore; R.

Hiptmair, Tuebingen; S. Lang, Heidelberg; K. Oosterlee, Delft; S.

Sauter, Zuerich; V. Schulz, Trier; R. Stevenson, Utrecht; J. Xu, Penn

State; W. Zulehner, Linz.

Conference topics

Multigrid methods, focussing on robustness, adaptivity, algebraic

multigrid, wavelets, parallel methods, optimization and inverse

modelling, software and tools.Applications of multigrid, particulary in

computational fluid dynamics, porous media flow, computational

mechanics, chemical engineering, biotechnology and statistical physics.

Registration Office

Jochen Hittler phone: ++49 (0) 6221 54 88 15

Oktavia Klassen phone: ++49 (0) 6221 54 88 54

Simulation in Technology Center

Universitat Heidelberg

Im Neuenheimer Feld 368

D- 69120 Heidelberg

fax: ++49 (0) 6221 54 88 60

email: emg02@iwr.uni-heidelberg.de

Conference Location

Hohenwart Forum Conference Center

Schonbornstr. 25

75181 Pforzheim - Hohenwart

phone ++49 (0) 7234 606 0

fax ++49 (0) 7234 606 46

http://www.hohenwart.de

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From: Vladimir Garanzha <garan@ccas.ru>

Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 01:23:44 +0300

**Subject: Workshop in Moscow on Grid Generation**

Dear colleagues,

The workshop "GRID GENERATION: THEORY AND APPLICATIONS" will

take place in the Computing Center RAS, Moscow,

June 24-28, 2002.

More detailed information about workshop can be found at

http://www.ccas.ru/gridgen/ggta02

Sincerely,

V.A. Garanzha.

------------------------------

From: Darrell Ross <ross@siam.org>

Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 11:33:11 -0500

**Subject: SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics**

UPDATE

SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics

August 11-14, 2002

Handlery Hotel & Resort

San Diego, CA

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENSION!

The Deadline for participation submissions has been extended to April

4, 2002!

To submit a Minisymposium Proposal, Paper, or Contributed Paper before

April 4, 2002, please visit:

http://www.siam.org/meetings/dm02/

------------------------------

From: Javier Sayas <jsayas@posta.unizar.es>

Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 18:58:20 +0100

**Subject: Short Course in Spain on Numerical Simulation**

10th French-Spanish School on

NUMERICAL SIMULATION IN PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING

Jaca, Spain - 23-27 September 2002

http://www.unizar.es/ehf2002

Organised by: INRIA and Dept. Applied Mathematics,

University of Zaragoza (Spain)

* Michel Bernadou, INRIA & Universite Leonard de Vinci

* Francisco Lisbona, Universidad de Zaragoza

* Francisco-Javier Sayas, Universidad de Zaragoza

Further information: ehf2002@posta.unizar.es

Scientific commitee: A. Bermudez de Castro (Santiago), M. Bernadou (INRIA),

E. Casas (Cantabria), J.L. Cruz (Cordoba), E. Fernandez Cara (Sevilla), F.

Lisbona (Zaragoza), F. Michavila (Madrid), J. Valdes (Oviedo), A. Valle

(Malaga)

The school consists of four monographic courses plus five lectures. It is

aimed to graduate students, researchers (young and experienced) and

professionals in Numerical Mathematics and all fields where numerical

methods are applied.

Courses:

* Numerical modelling of 3D hydrodynamic flows, T. Chacon (Sevilla)

* Robustness of finite elements for shells, D. Chapelle (INRIA, Rocq)

* Numerical methods for evolution problems, M. Crouzeix (Rennes)

* High resolution methods for hyperbolic conservation laws, Rosa Donat

(Valencia)

Lectures by:

* E. Vazquez-Cendon

* I. Losada

* J.-M. Thomas

* G. Meurant

* C. Moreno

In the last editions of the school working languages have been Spanish and

English.

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From: Dirk Laurie <dpl@sun.ac.za>

Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 15:04:07 +0200

**Subject: South African Conference on Numerical and Applied Mathematics**

SANUM 2002 (more formally, the 26th South African Conference on Numerical

and Applied Mathematics) will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, on

3--5 April 2002. The focus of the conference has traditionally been in

Numerical Analysis, but has recently been broadened to include Applied

Mathematics in general.

Stellenbosch is an historic town set amid mountains in the winelands near

Cape Town.

The following plenary talks will be scheduled:

HT Banks (North Carolina State University)

Electromagnetic interrogation of dielectric materials.

Liesbeth Botha (University of Pretoria and CSIR)

Automatic speech recognition: a triumph for statistical pattern

recognition.

Claude Brezinski (University of Lille)

A classification of quasi-Newton methods for systems of nonlinear

equations.

Alan Edelman (MIT)

Why are Random Matrices Cool?

David Elliott (University of Tasmania)

The Trapezoidal rule -- Don't knock it!

Franz Kappel (University of Graz)

Modelling of the cardiovascular-respiratory system: Basic regulatory

mechanisms.

James Lyness (Argonne National Laboratory and University of New South Wales)

Linear extrapolation in multidimensional integration.

John Miller (Trinity College, Dublin)

Reynolds-uniform numerical approximations to the velocity and its

derivatives for laminar flow past a flat plate at high Reynolds numbers.

Early bird registrations (at a 33% discount) must be received before

March 1, 2002 by Ruby van Rooyen <rooyen@dip.sun.ac.za>.

More details, including the registration form, e-mail addresses of the

organizers and touristic information, is available on the conference

web page http://dip.sun.ac.za/sanum2002

------------------------------

From: Pervasive 2002 <pvc02@inf.ethz.ch>

Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2002 14:21:56 +0100

**Subject: Conference in Zurich on Pervasive Computing**

Second Call for Papers: SUBMISSION DEADLINE FEBRUARY 22, 2002

Electronic Submissions now open. See www.pervasive2002.org/submit.html

International Conference on Pervasive Computing

PERVASIVE 2002

August 26-28, 2002

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Organized by IBM Research and ETH Zurich

www.pervasive2002.org

The objective of this conference will be to present, discuss, and

explore latest technical developments in the emerging field of pervasive

computing as well as potential future directions and issues. Leaving

aside low-level hardware and transmission technology topics as well as

peripheral socio-economic aspects, the conference will focus on technical

infrastructure and application issues. It will include presentations,

panel discussions, short paper sessions, and demos on subjects like:

- System architectures and platforms for pervasive computing

- Middleware and pervasive computing infrastructures

- Mobile, wireless, and wearable technologies

- Innovative small computing and intelligent devices

- Emerging applications and mobile business issues

- Scenarios for information appliances

- Service discovery protocols

- Content distribution and delivery

- User interfaces for invisible and embedded computing

- Context awareness

- Security and privacy issues

GENERAL CHAIR: Mahmoud Naghshineh, IBM Research

PROGRAM CHAIR: Friedemann Mattern, ETH Zurich

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

Emile Aarts, Philips Research Arndt Bode, TU Munich

Gaetano Borriello, Univ. of Wash./Intel Dave DeRoure, Univ. of Southampton

Oliver Haase, Bell Labs Research Stefan Hild, IBM Research

Dirk Husemann, IBM Research Pertti Huuskonen, Nokia

Alan Jones, AT&T Laboratories Cambridge Kazuhiko Kato, Univ. of Tsukuba

Tim Kindberg, HP Laboratories Kazushi Kuse, IBM Research

Gerald Maguire, KTH Stockholm Joachim Posegga, SAP Research

Apratim Purakayastha, IBM Research Jun Rekimoto, Sony

Kurt Rothermel, University of Stuttgart Larry Rudolph, MIT

Bernt Schiele, ETH Zurich Bill Schilit, Xerox PARC

Roy Want, Intel Research

Important dates: PAPER SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: February 22, 2002

NOTIFICATIONS TO AUTHORS: April 23, 2002

Proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in

Computer Science Series. A best paper award and best student paper award,

each in the amount of 500 Euros, will be granted for outstanding

contributions. Advice for authors and instructions for submissions may be

found at http://www.pervasive2002.org/submit.html

For more information see http://www.pervasive2002.org

------------------------------

From: Ivan Slapnicar <ivan@math.usu.edu>

Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2002 13:17:52 -0700 (MST)

**Subject: Workshop in Croatia on Accurate Solution of Eigenvalue Problems**

Second Announcement and Call for Papers for the

IV INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON ACCURATE SOLUTION OF EIGENVALUE PROBLEMS

June 24-27, 2002, Split, Croatia

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

and Naval Architecture

University of Split

http://www.fesb.hr/iwasep4

In cooperation with SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra (SIAG/LA).

Organizers:

Jesse Barlow, The Pennsylvania State University,

Ivan Slapnicar, University of Split, (local manager),

Kresimir Veselic, Fernuniversitaet Hagen, Germany.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together experts on accuracy

issues in the numerical solution of eigenvalue problems for four days

of research presentations and discussions. This is the fourth such

workshop. The first, titled "International Workshop on Accurate

Eigensolving and Applications", was held at the University of Split on

July 11-17, 1996, the second, "International Workshop on Accurate

Solution of Eigenvalue Problems", was held at the Pennsylvania State

University on July 20-23, 1998, and the "III International Workshop on

Accurate Solution of Eigenvalue Problems", was held at the

Fernuniversitaet Hagen on July 3-6, 2000. The reports on these

workshops written by Beresford Parlett were published in SIAM News

(February 2001, March 1999, October 1996).

The workshop will have similar format as its predecessors: there will

be no parallel sessions; research presentations will be 30 to 40

minutes each, with sufficient time for discussions. Specially titled

discussion/working groups and a poster session will also be organized.

The list of tentative invited speakers includes:

Chris Beattie, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg,

James Demmel, University of California at Berkeley,

Zlatko Drmac, University of Zagreb,

Gene Golub, Stanford University,

Ming Gu, UCLA,

Nick Higham, University of Manchester,

Ilse Ipsen, North Carolina State University,

Beresford Parlett, University of California at Berkeley,

Axel Ruhe, Chalmers Institute of Technology, Goteborg,

Hubert Schwetlick, Technische Universitaet Dresden,

Pete Stewart, University of Maryland,

Hongyuan Zha, The Pennsylvania State University.

Linear Algebra and Its Applications has published a special issue (LAA

Vol. 309, April 2000) connected with the II Workshop at Penn State,

and will also publish a special issue connected with the III Workshop

in Hagen. A special issue is planned in connection with this workshop, as

well.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Please submit half to one page abstract (LaTeX or TXT) to iwasep4@fesb.hr

Deadline: March 31, 2002.

The organizers will inform you about the acceptance and the type of your

presentation by April 15, 2002.

REGISTRATION

The on-line registration form is on the web site

http://www.fesb.hr/iwasep4

Deadline: March 31, 2002.

Accommodation details are also at the same web site, as

well as additional information and contact addresses.

------------------------------

From: Fernando Nogueira <fnog@teor.fis.uc.pt>

Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2002 15:56:39 +0000

**Subject: Workshop in Portugal on Molecular Geometry Optimization Workshop**

Dear colleague:

The Centro Internacional de Matematica (http://hlouren.math.ist.utl.pt/cim.www/)

and the Centro de Fisica Computacional (http://cfc.fis.uc.pt/) are organizing

a workshop on Molecular Geometry Optimization. It will take place in Coimbra,

at the Physics Department of the University, between July 1 and July 3, 2002.

This workshop is intended to bring together mathematicians, chemists and

physicists who work in molecular geometry optimization. Its main goal

is, therefore, to allow the interchange of ideas between scientists with

very different backgrounds and to provide a basepoint for the

development of joint research projects. The use of high-performance

computing software and hardware for performing realistic calculations of

molecular structure will also be highlighted.

The workshop webpage is at http://cfc.fis.uc.pt/events/MGO2002/.

Best regards,

Fernando Nogueira

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From: H. Miranda <hmiranda@triton.ciencias.ubiobio.cl>

Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 12:10:25 -0300

**Subject: Faculty Position at Universidad del Bio-Bio, Chile**

The Department of Mathematics invites applications for a tenure track

position at the Assistant Professor level in Mathematics with

emphasis on Statistics beginning in March 2002.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics or Statistics and

demonstrated strength at research in statistics and a commitment to teaching.

Send CV, at least two letters of recommendation, Statement of research and

teaching interests to:

Director

Departmento de Matematica,

Facultad de Ciencias

Universidad del Bio-Bio

Av. Collao 1202

Concepcion

CHILE

Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2002.

------------------------------

From: van Geemert Rene <rene.vangeemert@psi.ch>

Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 11:16:20 +0100

**Subject: PhD Position at Paul Scherrer Institute**

PhD position in numerical reactor physics at PSI (Switzerland)

Applications are invited for a PhD position in numerical reactor physics at

the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland.

In the Laboratory for Reactor Physics and Systems Behaviour, the PhD

candidate will work on the development of a numerical methodology for

decomposition of space- and neutron energy-wise contributions to reactivity

effect discrepancies.

Keyword for this project are: nuclear reactor analysis, eigenvalue problems,

generalized perturbation theory, uncertainty propagation modelling

The accurate prediction of reactivity (effective neutron multiplication

factor) in nuclear power plants is of utmost importance from various

viewpoints, including design, economics and operational safety. The proposed

research aims at establishing a theoretical/numerical procedure for

obtaining a systematic breakdown of integral reactivity effects into

individual space- and energywise components at the fuel assembly level. This

will enable the quantification of the relative importance of variations in

different relevant quantities that contribute to a given reactivity effect

of significance to current light water reactor (LWR) technology. Effects to

be investigated at the fuel assembly level are homogeneous changes, like

temperature, coolant density or boron concentration, and heterogeneous,

highly-localised system variations, such as the replacement of a fuel rod by

coolant or the local increase of void.

This work is to be conducted in the framework of the LWR-PROTEUS

(http://proteus.web.psi.ch) project at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in

Switzerland, and should result in an EPFL dissertation (Ecole Polytechnique

Federal de Lausanne). The candidate should preferably be a physics or

engineering graduate with a strong interest in nuclear reactor physics and

numerical methods. A good knowledge of English is expected.

For more information, please contact one of the following persons:

Dr. R. van Geemert, PSI, Tel. 056 3102883 (e-mail: rene.vangeemert@psi.ch)

Dr. F. Jatuff, PSI, Tel. 056 3102883 (e-mail: fabian.jatuff@psi.ch) or

Prof. R. Chawla, EPFL/PSI, Tel. 021 693 3385 (e-mail: rakesh.chawla@epfl.ch)

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From: Bart De Schutter <b.deschutter@ITS.TUDelft.NL>

Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 12:10:15 +0100

**Subject: PhD Position at Delft University of Technology**

PhD Position at Delft University of Technology

The Control Systems Engineering group of Delft University of

Technology in the Netherlands has a vacancy for a PhD position on

Multi-agent control for traffic networks

This project aims at developing an innovative control theory

specifically suited to the coordinated anticipatory control of

heterogeneous traffic flows in urban and motorway traffic networks

using a combination of techniques from distributed and hierarchical

control, supervisory control, model-based control, hybrid systems

control, and multi-agent control.

We are looking for a candidate having an MSc degree and a strong

background in systems and control theory or in mathematics.

Candidates should have an interest in transportation issues and are

expected to be interested in working on the boundary of several

research domains. A good command of the English language is required.

For more information on this position and how to apply, see

http://lcewww.et.tudelft.nl/~deschutt/vac/vac_nwo_traffic.html or

contact dr.ir. Bart De Schutter (b.deschutter@its.tudelft.nl).

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From: George Anastassiou <anastasg@msci.memphis.edu>

Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 15:11:40 -0600

**Subject: Contents, Journal of Computational Analysis and Applications**

Table of Contents for issue no.1,Volume 4,January 2002,Journal

of Computational Analysis and Applications:

1)"Improved roundoff error analysis for precomputed twiddle factors",

by Manfred Tasche and Hansmartin Zeuner,....,1

2)"Bivariate C1 cubic spline spaces over even stratified

triangulations",by Huen-Wen Liu and Don Hong,...........,19

3)"Numerical Approximation of first eigenvalues for a heat conduction

problem",by Pierpaolo Natalini,...........,37

4)"Projection-Splitting Algorithms for general monotone variational

inequalities",by Muhammad Aslam Noor,.......,47

5)"Fourier-Galerkin Method for Localized solutions of equations with

cubic nonlinearity",by M.A.Christou and C.I.Christov,.....,63

6)"Some classes of L1-convergence of Fourier series",

by Zivorad Tomovski,..........79.

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From: Ed Saff <esaff@math.Vanderbilt.Edu>

Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 09:27:35 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Contents, Constructive Approximation**

Contents: Constructive Approximation, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2002

"On the Convergence of Limit Periodic Continued Fractions K(a_n/1) where

a_n>-1/4. Part IV" by L. Lorentzen, pp 1-17.

"On L^p-Discrepancy of Signed Measures" by V.V. Andrievskii and H.-P.

Blatt, pp 18-36.

"Exact Markov-Type Inequalities for Oscillating Perfect Splines" by B.

Bojanov and N. Naidenov, pp 37-59.

"On the Best Approximation by Ridge Functions in the Uniform Norm" by Y.

Gordon, V. Maiorov, M. Meyer, and S. Reisner, pp 61-85.

"On Stable Local Bases for Bivariate Polynomial Spline Spaces" by O.

Davydov and L.L. Schumaker, pp 87-116.

"Nonnegative Trigonometric Polynomials" by D.K. Dimitrov and C.A. Merlo,

pp 117-143.

"Lower Estimates for Centered Bernstein-Type Operators" by C. Sanguesa,

pp 145-159.

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From: Do Y. Kwak <dykwak@math.kaist.ac.kr>

Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2002 13:15:47 +0900

**Subject: Contents, KSIAM Journal**

The Korea Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Contents

VOL. 5 No. 2 DECEMBER 2001

Multiplicity of periodic solutions for second order nonlinear ordinary

differential equations

Wan Se Kim 1

Korean digit recognitions based on a discriminative learning

Mun S. Han 7

Perturbation analysis of deflation technique for symmetric eigenvalue

problem

Ho-Jong Jang 17

Max-norm error estimates for finite element methods for nonlinear

sobolev equations

So-Hsiang Chou and Qian Li 25

Boundary element technique in torsion problems of beams with

multiply connected cross-sections

Y. M. Temis and V. V. Karaban 39

Sums and joins of fuzzy finite state machines

Sung-Jin Cho 53

A parallel preconditioner for generalized eigenvalue problems by CG-type

method

Sangback Ma and Ho-Jong Jang 63

Domain decomposition algorithm and analytical simulation of

coupled flow in reservoir / Well system

Richard Ewing, Akif Ibragimov, Raycho Lazarov 71

New convergence conditions of secant methods via alpha theory

S. Kim 101

A generalization of Ostrowski integral inequality for mappings whose

derivatives belong to and applications in numerical integration

Sever Silvestru Dragomir 117

Solutions of nonconvex quadratic optimization problems via diagonalization

MoonSook Yu and SunYoung Kim 137

Boundary controllability of semilinear systems in Banach spaces

K. Balachandran and E. R. Anandhi 149

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