NA Digest Saturday, February 21, 2004 Volume 04 : Issue 08

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From: Mitch Chernoff <>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 13:46:18 -0500
Subject: Call for Papers, Copper Mountain Special Issue of SISC

The 8th Copper Mountain Conference on Iterative Methods is scheduled from
March 28-April 2, 2004. As in previous even-numbered years, a Special Issue
of SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing (SISC) is planned. We seek those
interested in submitting papers, with a deadline of May 15, 2004, for
submissions to this Special Issue.

The topic is in the general area of iterative methods for scientific
computing. Those unable to attend the conference are welcome to submit
papers as well. This is an invitation to the general community. All
interested should submit a cover letter and manuscript in PDF format
via SISC's online submission site at

Please see Author Instructions on the site if you have not yet submitted a
paper through this web-based system. Note the block labeled Special Section
(just under the keywords block on your submission screen) and select
"Copper Mountain Special Issue 2004" from the dropdown box. Also be sure
to note in the Manuscript Comment text box at the bottom of this page that
your work is intended for the Copper Mountain Special Issue.

Papers will be subject to review by a guest Editorial Board. Manuscripts
submitted after the May 15 deadline may not be considered for the Special
Issue at the discretion of the Guest Editor-in-Chief Panayot Vassilevski.

If any questions, contact Mitch Chernoff, Publications Manager, SIAM, at


From: Marian Neamtu <>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 12:57:52 -0600
Subject: Newsletter on Geometric Design

Subscribe to CAGD NEWS.

We are announcing the start of a new electronic newsletter:
CAGD NEWS. The newsletter is sponsored by the SIAM Special
Interest Activity Group on Geometric Design. CAGD NEWS is
intended as a source of information about happenings and
activities in the geometric modeling and computing community
and as a forum where researchers and practitioners can share
ideas concerning geometric modeling and related subjects.
The first issue of CAGD NEWS can be accessed at

Among other things, the goal of CAGD NEWS is to energize the
geometric modeling community and contribute to its visibility.
To help us do that, we would welcome if you could distribute
CAGD NEWS to your colleagues and students, and would ask them
to subscribe. To do that, just send an email to

At this time, we also solicit your input to the newsletter.
Simply email us (at the above email address) your thoughts,
suggestions, and other appropriate information (such as
conference announcements, job postings, preprint or book
appearances, questions, etc.) that you want to communicate
to your colleagues. We will include your contribution to the
next issue of CAGD NEWS.


From: Joseph Traub <>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2004 15:59:20 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Journal of Complexity --Twentieth Anniversary

The February 2004 issue marks the beginning of Vol. 20 of the Journal of
Complexity. In 1985 we published two issues totaling 303 pages. In 2004
we will publish six issues totaling some 1000 pages. However, the success
of the journal should not be measured solely by increases in the number of
issues and pages but above all by significant papers published in new
areas. Examples of these areas include:

--Complexity and tractability of high-dimensional problems.
--Solving continuous problems on a quantum computer.
--Theory of weighted spaces and their applications.

We are now able to publish papers must faster than in our earlier years
for a number of reasons. One of these reasons is that the evaluation of
papers is now highly decentralized. Any Editor or Associate Editor can
process a paper. Another reason is that we have moved from four to six
issues a year. In addition, the increased use of electronic files has
shortened the time it takes to transmit papers through the various stages
of the review process. A fourth and particularly important reason is our
superb editorial coordinator, Awilda Fosse.

We look forward to using the Journal of Complexity to assist in developing
exciting new fields and to continue publishing cutting-edge papers over
the next 20 years.


From: Sever Dragomir <>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 10:00:31 +1100
Subject: Conference in Melbourne on Mathematical Inequalities

International Conference on Mathematical
Inequalities and their Applications, I

December 06-08, 2004
Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

Aims and Scope

The aim of this conference is to stimulate researchers from all fields of
science to collaborate and present new results and applications in
mathematical inequalities.

Proceedings of the Conference

The Journal of Inequalities in Pure & Applied Mathematics
<> , will publish the Proceedings of the Conference,
after a normal refereeing procedure. The papers will be organised in a
Special Issue.

For details, please visit:

I hope I will see you here!

Sever Dragomir


From: Peter R Turner <>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 09:32:50 -0500
Subject: Student Day at SIAM Annual Meeting

Undergraduate Projects in Computational Science and Engineering
SIAM National Meeting, Portland, Oregon, July 12-16, 2004

As part of the Student Day activities at the SIAM Annual Meeting,, it is again planned to have a session devoted
to undergraduate research projects in Computational Science and
Engineering. This builds on a successful sessions at SIAM50 in
Philadelphia, and last year in Montreal. The hope is that event this will
become a regular feature of SIAM's student activities.

SIAM has a fund available to help with students' costs in attending the
meeting. Details are available at SIAM's web site:

Interested students are invited to submit the following by e-mail in plain
text format:
Name(s) of student(s),
Name(s) of Advisor(s),
Brief abstract
to the organizers:
Peter Turner,
Angela Shiflet,
Kris Stewart,

Deadline for submission: April 2, 2004. However, note that there is a
maximum of 6 presentation slots available, so early submission is advised.


From: Andreas Adelmann <>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 20:45:37 +0100
Subject: Session on Accelerator Physics at SIAM Conference

Dear Colleagues please note the following technical session
at the SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific
Computing in San Fransisco from February 25-27 2004.

Parallel Computational Methods in Accelerator Physics, Thursday,
February 26

Large-scale computations are playing an increasingly important role in
the theory, design and development of particle accelerators. Examples
include electromagnetic field calculations, simulation of space-charge
dominated beams and halo formation, beam-beam simulations, simulation of
instabilities (electron cloud), long-term tracking for predicting
dynamic aperture, and the simulation of laser- and plasma-based
accelerator concepts. For these topics, speakers will describe the
physical models, numerical algorithms, and focus on their parallel
realization and implementation on high performance computing (HPC)
platforms. Topics will also include the development of parallel
frameworks for building HPC accelerator codes.

Organizer: Andreas Adelmann, Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland
Robert D. Ryne, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Room: Solano

12:30-12:50, Challenges in Electron Cloud Simulations,
Andreas Adelmann, Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland,
Furman Miguel, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

12:55-1:15, Parallel Computational Methods in the DOE SciDAC
Accelerator Modeling Project,
Robert D. Ryne, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

1:20-1:40, UCLA Parallel PIC Framework: A Toolkit for new PIC Codes,
Viktor Decyk, University of California, Los Angeles

1:45-2:05, Massive Parallel Multigrid,
Christoph Pflaum, University of Erlangen, Germany


From: Jose E. Castillo <>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 15:33:53 -0800
Subject: Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute

PanAmerican Advance Science Institute (PASI II)
Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Central America
June 13-26, 2004

This NSF-DOE sponsored event will consist of a number of short courses and
it is directed to graduate students, post-docs and faculty of the Americas.

There will be 40 fellowships available for students attending the event: 20
for students from USA Universities and 20 for students of Universities in
the rest of America. These fellowships will cover travel and local expenses
for two weeks, since the grantees are expected to attend the second week

Please visit the event WEB site at
for details and pre-requisites.
Some of the lecturers that have agreed to give short courses are:

Teresa Larsen, San Diego State University, USA
Godela Scherer, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela and University of
Reading, UK
Maria C. Pereyra, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA
Sergio Rojas, Universidad de Los Andes, Merida, Venezuela
Horst Simon, Lawrence Berkeley Lab.

Details on the second week Workshop can be found in the event WEB site:


From: Carsten Carstensen <>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 23:21:00 +0100
Subject: European Finite Element Fair in Berlin

The European Organising Committee of the Finite Element Fair
is happy to announce:

The Second European Finite Element Fair
Berlin, 4-5 June 2004

[following EFEF 1 held in 2003 at the Newton Institute in Cambridge: ]

The local hosts of this Forum/Fair/Marketplace of ideas,

Eberhard Baensch (WIAS)
Carsten Carstensen (HUB)
Peter Deuflhard (ZIB)
Ralf Kornhuber (FU) and
Harry Yserentant (TUB),

would like to invite interested colleagues to present informal
contributions between Friday 13:30, 4th June, and Saturday 17:00,
5th June, in Berlin.

The Fair's format is similar to that of earlier informal finite
element gatherings in the US (e.g. the FE Circus and FE Rodeo).

The focus of the meeting is the numerical treatment of PDEs, and
any aspect of finite elements and their mathematical foundation
interpreted in a broad sense. One of our principles is that
everybody may speak without advance notice. However, it will make
the Fair somewhat more predictable and enjoyable (from the organisers'
point of view!) if you do register a.s.a.p. on the webpage:

where we keep up-to-date information of all kinds, including travel
and participation.

We look forward to seeing you in Berlin in June!


From: Jun Zhang <>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 08:55:44 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Workshop in Beijing on Computational Linear Algebra

Workshop on Computational Linear Algebra
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
June 12, 2004

We are organizing a one day workshop on computational
linear algebra at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China,
on Saturday, June 12, 2004.

The purpose of this workshop is to discuss some recent
development in computational linear algebra, focusing
on solution of linear systems, eigenvalue computation,
and high performance computing. Topics include, but are
not limited to, iterative methods, preconditioning,
high performance solvers, applications, etc., for
linear system and sparse matrices.

The workshop will be informal in nature. No registration
is necessary, no fees are collected. Everyone is welcome
to attend. If you are interested in giving a talk, please
send an e-mail to either one of the organizers. We plan
to have between 6 to 12 talks. Up-to-date information
about the workshop can be found at

We hope to see you in Beijing on June 12, 2004.

Zhongxiao Jia, Tsinghua University (
Jun Zhang, University of Kentucky (


From: Stefan Koerkel <>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 15:27:25 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Workshop in Heidelberg on Parameter Estimation

Call for Participation and Papers


International Workshop on
Parameter Estimation and Optimal Design of Experiments
--- Numerical Methods and Applications ---

June 30 - July 2, 2004
University of Heidelberg, Germany


U. Ascher (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)
M. R. Osborne (Australian National University, Canberra, Australia)
V. H. Schulz (University of Trier, Germany)
H. Schwetlick (Technical University of Dresden, Germany)


Contributed talks (25 minutes) from researchers working on the
subjects Parameter Estimation and Optimal Design of Experiments will
be presented. Anyone interested in participating is invited to submit
a short abstract (1/2 to 1 page of length).


Registration on website
or by email to

Conference Fee: 100 Euro
to be paid in cash at the conference site.

See the website mentioned below for details.


Deadline for Abstract Submission and
Registration: April 30, 2004
Notification of Acceptance: May 17, 2004
Workshop: June 30 - July 2, 2004


It is planned to publish selected papers presented at the Workshop.


Visit the conference website


This workshop is organized by the Sonderforschungsbereich (SFB) 359
"Reactive Flows, Diffusion and Transport" and by the Postgraduate
Program "Complex Processes: Modelling, Simulation and Optimization" at
the Interdisciplinary Center (IWR) of the University of Heidelberg

H. G. Bock (IWR, University of Heidelberg)
S. Koerkel (IWR, University of Heidelberg)
E. Kostina (IWR, University of Heidelberg)
J. P. Schloeder (IWR, University of Heidelberg)


From: Siv Sivaloganathan <>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 16:54:12 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Workshop in Toronto on Mathematical Oncology

A focussed workshop on Mathematical Oncolgy will take place at the Fields
Institute for Research in the Mathematical Sciences, Toronto, 23-24 April
2004. The purpose of the workshop is to examine more closely the
mechanisms of carcinogenesis with a view to developing mathematics/physics
based strategies for cancer control and management.
Further details and registration information can be found at:


From: Robert Ryne <>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 17:12:47 -0800
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Postdoctoral position at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has an opening for a postdoctoral
fellow to develop and apply parallel computational tools for the
simulation of ion beam extraction from an Electron Cyclotron Resonance
(ECR) ion source and transport through a low energy beam transport
system. The simulation of the ion beam extraction from an ECR plasma ion
source is particular challenging and interesting: The ion beam is
space-charge dominated and multiple species (charge states) are present
in the extracted beam. In addition, the beam is extracted from a region
of high axial magnetic field, which adds a rotational component to the
beam. This leads to emittance growth. The goal of the project is to
correctly predict the measured ion beam emittance and thus develop
simulation tools that can be used to design and to optimize the low
energy beam transport system for the Rare Isotope Accelerator (RIA) project.

This position will involve working with member's of the Berkeley Lab's
Accelerator Modeling and Advanced Computing Group and members of the ECR
Ion Source Group. A detailed description of the position and job
qualifications can be found at by selecting "all
current job opportunities," then checking "physicist postdoc fellow" and
selecting "continue," then selecting "details" next to job #016742.


From: Bernard Beauzamy <>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2004 09:36:27 +0100
Subject: Research Position at Societe de Calcul Mathematique, Paris

The Societe de Calcul Mathematique SA (Paris, France) is hiring a research
engineer, who should contribute to the development in the domains of defense
and space activities. Opening effective immediately. Please see our web site for more information.


From: Laura Potter <>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 10:34:23 -0500
Subject: Summer Student Positions at GlaxoSmithKline

Summer Student Positions at GlaxoSmithKline

The Scientific Computing and Mathematical Modeling group at
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) seeks talented graduate students with experience and
interests in applied mathematics or in modeling powders and granular
matter for summer positions in Research Triangle Park, NC and in suburban

GSK is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical company with a
mission to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do
more, feel better and live longer. The Scientific Computing and
Mathematical Modeling group applies mathematical and computational
techniques to a variety of challenging problems in pharmaceutical
research. Our group works on mathematical models related to the biology
of disease states and drug interventions, the chemistry and physics of
drug formulations and delivery devices, and the structure of large
biochemical pathways in cells. In addition, we develop sophisticated
computational tools that are used to build and calibrate mathematical
models, incorporate large quantities of experimental data, and visualize
the results of model-generated computational experiments.

Position 1 (REQ#16032): Modeling powders and granular matter
(Upper Merion, PA).
Modeling powders is a very interesting and challenging topic. Laws of
physics and chemistry describe for us the behavior of individual
particles, yet very little is known about the collective behavior of a
large number of such particles. Modeling this collective behavior is an
interdisciplinary work at the boundary of physics, chemistry, numerical
analysis and computer science. We are seeking a graduate student in
applied mathematics, computer science, physics or chemical engineering
that is pursuing research in modeling powder behavior. Good programming
skills are required. Experience with the Discrete Element Method is a plus.

Position 2 (REQ#16039): Stability analysis for a biological model
(Research Triangle Park, NC).
We are seeking a graduate student in applied mathematics for a project
exploring computationally the stability behavior of an ODE-based
biological model. Experience with dynamical systems, stability analysis,
mathematical computing and Matlab is required. Mathematical modeling and
biology experience is also a plus.

For more information, please contact Valeriu Damian ( or
Laura Potter ( To apply for a position, visit the
website and reference the
appropriate REQ#.

Developing talent through equality of opportunity, M/F/D/V.


From: Li Jing <>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 10:59:56 +0800
Subject: Contents, Journal of Computational Mathematics

Journal of Computational Mathematics
Special issue dedicated to the 70th of Professor Zhong-ci Shi
Volume 22 Number 2 March 2004

This special issue of the Journal of Computational Mathematics is
dedicated to Professor Zhong-Ci Shi, an outstanding mathematician and the
academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS),
on the occasion of his seventieth birthday. It consists
of 16 papers covering a wide spectrum in scientific computing.

Institute of Computational Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences Foreword

Gang Bao
Recent Mathematical Studies in the Modeling of Optics and Electromagnetics

Wei Cai
Numerical Methods for Maxwell's Equations in Inhomogeneous Media with Material Interfaces

Raymond H. Chan, Chung-wa Ho, Mila Nikolova
Convergence of Newton's Method for a Minimization Problem in Impulse Noise

Shao-chun Chen, Dong-yang Shi, Guo-biao Ren
Three Dimension Quasi-Wilson Element for Flat Hexahedron Meshes

Zhiming Chen, Jian-hua Yuan
On Finite Element Methods for Inhomogeneous Dielectric Waveguides

Qiang Du, Wen-xiang Zhu
Stability Analysis and Application of the Exponential Time Differencing Schemes

Wei-nan E, Ping-bing Ming
Analysis of Multiscale Methods

Thomas Y. Hou, Dan-ping Yang, Ke Wang
Homogenization of Incompressible Euler Equations

Shi Jin, Xin Wen
An Efficient Method for Computing Hyperbolic Systems with Geometrical Source
Terms Having Concentrations

Yan Xu, Chi-wang Shu
Local Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Three Classes of Nonlinear Wave

Jia-chang Sun
On Approximation of Laplacian Eigenproblem over a Regular Hexagon with Zero
Boundary Conditions

Qi-yuan Chen, Tao Tang, Zhen-huan Teng
A Fast Numerical Method for Integral Equations of the First Kind with
Logarithmic Kernel Using Mesh Grading

Long Chen, Jin-chao Xu
Optimal Delaunay Triangulations

De-hao Yu
Natural Boundary Integral Method and Its New Development

Hui Zhang, Ping-wen Zhang
A Theoretical and Numerical Study for the Rod-like Model of a Polymeric Fluid

Zhi-min Zhang
Polynomial Preserving Recovery for Anisotropic and Irregular Grids


From: Claude Brezinski <>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2004 10:44:22 +0100
Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms

Numerical Algorithms
January 2004, Volume 35 (Issue: 1)

Subdivision Schemes and Irregular Grids (1-28)
V. Maxim, M.-L. Mazure

A Linear Least-Squares MFS for Certain Elliptic Problems (29-44)
Y.-S. Smyrlis, A. Karageorghis

Jitter and Measurement Errors in Approximation and Integration of
Lipschitz Functions (45-60)
D. Dabrowska

Recurrence Relations for the Coefficients in Series Expansions with
Respect to Semi-Classical Orthogonal Polynomials (61-80)
S. Lewanowicz, P. Wozny

Continued Fractions for Rogers Szego Polynomials (81-90)
Qing-Hu Hou, Alain Lascoux, Yan-Ping Mu

The Use of Refined Harmonic Shifts in the Implicitly Restarted
Refined Harmonic Arnoldi Method (91-96)
Guizhi Chen

Scaling by Binormalization (97-121)
O.E. Livne, G.H. Golub

Fourier Stability Analysis of a Numerical Method for Time Domain
Electromagnetic Scattering from a Thin Wire (121-130)
B. Zubik-Kowal, P.J. Davies

Book Reviews


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