NA Digest Sunday, March 21, 2004 Volume 04 : Issue 12

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From: Joyce McLaughlin <>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 09:51:20 -0500
Subject: New Center and Conference at RPI on Inverse Problems

The opening of IPRPI, Inverse Problems center at Rensselaer,
will be announced with the conference, Interdisciplinary
Inverse Problems, which takes place April 5-7, 2004. IPRPI
participants welcome the future involvement of colleagues
throughout the world in this center. They also invite
participation in the April, 2004, conference event. Contributed
papers (30 minute talks) and poster presentations are welcome.
Some funding is available for postdocs and graduate students who
make presentations.

Conference participants can register at the conference site
at Questions about the technical
program can be directed to IPRPI Director, Joyce McLaughlin
( All other inquiries go to Alice Baker


From: Iain Duff <>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 17:08:38 GMT
Subject: Sparse Days at CERFACS

Sparse Days at CERFACS

After much deliberation, we have chosen Wednesday/Thursday June 2/3 for the
sparse days at CERFACS. There is no particular theme for this meeting
although least squares and data assimilation are among the new current
interests at CERFACS.

I will post further information on this meeting shortly but I know that
several of you were keen to know which days we were holding this to
arrange your summer travels.

Best wishes

Iain Duff


From: Jerzy Wasniewski <>
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 09:37:32 +0100 (MET)
Subject: PARA'04 Extended Abstracts

June 20-23, 2004

To all PARA'04 authors:

The PARA'04 website contains examples of how to prepare the
extended abstracts:


2. Go to the bottom and click: "Conference proceedings".

3. Go to the second line and click: "extended abstracts".

On behalf of the PARA'04 Organizing Committee,

Jerzy Wasniewski


From: Melissa Cohen <>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 10:17:59 -0500
Subject: FEMLAB Training Courses and Seminars in Ottawa and Tempe

Dear FEMLAB users and contacts,

Upcoming FEMLAB training courses in Ottawa, ON:

-Introduction to FEMLAB (April 20, 2004)
-Advanced FEMLAB Techniques (April 21, 2004)
-Electromagnetics Modeling; Microwave and Photonics(March 4, 2004)

For more information, to register, and for additional scheduled
locations and courses, please visit:

Courses run from 8:30am - 5:30pm with meals and refreshments included.
The price for each course is $395.00 per day.

Call or email me with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Donna Voiland
8 New England Executive Park, Suite 310
Burlington, MA 01803
T: 781-273-3322
F: 781-273-6603

The FEMLAB Spring Seminar Tour is coming to Arizona. You are
invited to join in on a free seminar, highlighting multiphysics
applications in FEMLAB.

Seminar: Multiphysics Modeling in FEMLAB
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Arizona State University
Room: Goldwater Engineering Building, Room 487
Host: Dr. Don Gervasio, Applied Nano Bio Science Center at ASU

Space is limited, so please register here:

You can find more info abou the seminar at the link above,
but you are also welcome to contact me personally by email
or phone for any questions regarding the seminar, or FEMLAB
in general.

I look forward to seeing you in Tempe.

Best Regards,

Johan Sundqvist
1100 Glendon Avenue 17th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: 310 689 7250
Fax: 310 689 7527


From: David Farmer <>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 18:44:09 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Workshop in Palo Alto on Tensor Decompositions

Tensor decompositions
July 19 to July 23, 2004
American Institute of Mathematics Research Conference Center
Palo Alto, California


This workshop, sponsored by AIM and the NSF, will consider mathematical
problems of tensor decomposition. Though higher-order tensor (also
known as multidimensional, multi-way, or n-way array) decompositions
have been around for more than three decades, the door is now
opening on greater mathematical understanding and new applications.
This workshop will bring together specialists in scientific computing,
linear algebra, and applications, with a goal of developing the
theoretical and computational tools necessary to tackle larger
problems and new applications.

The workshop is organized by
Gene H. Golub, Tamara G. Kolda, James G. Nagy, and Charles F. Van Loan.

For more details please see the workshop announcement page:

Space and funding is available for a few more participants.
If you would like to participate, please apply by filling
out the on-line form (available at the link above) no later
than April 19, 2004. Applications are open to all, and
we especially encourage women, underrepresented minorities,
junior mathematicians, and researchers from primarily
undergraduate institutions to apply.

Before submitting an application, please read the ARCC
policies concerning participation and financial support
for participants.

AIM Research Conference Center (ARCC):

The AIM Research Conference Center (ARCC) hosts focused
workshops in all areas of the mathematical sciences. ARCC
focused workshops are distinguished by their emphasis on
a specific mathematical goal, such as making progress on a
significant unsolved problem, understanding the proof of an
important new result, or investigating the convergence between
two distinct areas of mathematics.

For more information about ARCC, please visit


From: Heike Fassbender <>
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 10:02:04 +0100
Subject: Workshop in Hagen on Applied and Numerical Linear Algebra

The 4th GAMM Workshop on Applied and Numerical Linear Algebra
will be held in Hagen, Germany, July 2-3, 2004.

The special emphasis of this workshop is on "Linear Algebra in Systems and
Control Theory", but all other aspects of applied and numerical linear
algebra are most welcome.

Invited speakers (confirmed):

Chris Beattie (Virginia Tech, USA)
Ralph Byers (University of Kansas, USA)
Diederich Hinrichsen (Universitaet Bremen, Germany)

The workshop will consist of three invited talks and contributed talks of
25 minutes. Abstracts can be submitted via the conference webpage:

More information on the conference location and registration can be found
on this webpage.

Important dates:

- Submission of abstracts: 15.05.04
- Notification of acceptance: 01.06.04
- Registration: 15.05.04


Volker Mehrmann Heike Fassbender
TU Berlin, Germany TU Braunschweig, Germany

The workshop follows up the closely related 5th International Workshop on
Accurate Solution of Eigenvalue Problems (IWASEP 5, June 28-July 1) at the
same location.


From: Victorio Sonzogni <>
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 09:14:50 -0300
Subject: Special Session in Argentina on Large Scale Computing


Special session on


to be held at

ENIEF 2004
XIV Congress on Numerical Methods and their Applications
Bariloche, Argentina, November 8-11, 2004

The scope of the session covers, among others,
the following topics of computational mechanics:

* large scale computing
* distributed computing
* algorithms for parallel computing
* object oriented programming
* functional programming
* clusters of microprocessors

People working on these areas are invited to submit a paper
to the organizers of the special session, following the
general outlines of the conference, no later than March 31st,
2004. The abstract may be sent by e-mail or fax.
The deadline for the full paper is August 11th, 2004.

Session Organizers

Mario Storti E-mail:

Jorge D'Elia E-mail:

Victorio Sonzogni E-mail:

Guemes 3450 (3000) Santa Fe, Argentina
Tel: 54-342-4511594
Fax: 54-342-4550944

General information on ENIEF 2004:

Information on this special session:


From: Tanuja Srivastava <>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 09:25:18 +0530
Subject: Editors for International Journal of Tomography & Statistics

Nomination for Editors
International Journal of Tomography & Statistics (IJTS)

Nominations are invited for Editor-in-Chief, Editors, Associate and Assistant
Editors for the International Journal of Tomography & Statistics (IJTS).
If you have someone in mind to serve as Editor-in-Chief, Editors, Associate
and Assistant Editors (including yourself), please nominate the person and
attach their CV. If you are nominating someone else, please consult with that
person to make sure they would be willing. All the posts are of two years term
with volunteer appointment policy. Also as per policy subscription of journal
is required for all appointed.

The IJTS ( ) publishes refereed,
well-written original research articles, and studies that describe the latest
research and developments in computerized Tomography and Statistics. It also
covers the many potential applications and connections to other areas of
science and technology such as the use and development of WAVELETS in signal
and image processing & reconstructions, applications in computerized tomography,
and inter-disciplinary nature of applications. Applications in signal and image
processing with Fourier analysis or WAVELETS are particularly welcome. IJTS is
published quarterly in March, June, September and December by "Indian Society
for Development & Environment Research" ISDER
( ).

Send the nominations with C.V. and a brief write-up about vision & mission to:

Dr. Tanuja Srivastava,
Executive Editor IJTS,
Department of Mathematics,
Indian Institute of Technology,

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From: Kaushal Srivastava <>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 04:28:14 -0800 (PST)
Subject: E-Bulletin of Statistics & Economics

E-Bulletin of Statistics & Economics (BSE)

E-Bulletin of Statistics & Economics (BSE) is monthly bulletin of applied
mathematics, statistics and economics. It's published by CESER with
objective of academic research and development. BSE may be subscribes
and contributed, by students/academician/ researcher, without any fee.
Each issue of BSE may contain the following articles and news items.

Articles and Reviews:
* Articles
* Book Reviews
* Appointments
* People
* Others
* Recent Theses
* Positions/Situations
* Doctoral/Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Conferences, Seminar, Workshops, Meetings, and Events:
* Conference/Workshop Announcements.
* Conference Listing.
Publishers' Announcements:
* Journal News
* New Journal
* Special Issue
* Proceedings of Conferences/Seminars/Symposia
* Table of Contents

How to subscribe the BSE:

A student/academician/scientist/researcher may submit his/her request for
free subscription for BSE through e-mail to the Executive Editor
( Please quote "BSE Subscription" as a subject.

How to submit an article/news to the BSE:

A contributor may submit his/her article, news or contribution through
e-mail to the Executive Editor ( Please quote
"Contribution" as a subject. On the First day of every month, the
Executive Editor of the e-Bulletin of Statistics & Economics (BSE) will
go over the messages, which have queued up. And pick out the ones that are
thought to be of general interest to the applied mathematics, statistics,
economics and for interdisciplinary community, combine them in a BSE format,
and mail to everyone on the subscription list.

Executive Editor
Dr. Kaushal K. Srivastava
Centre for Environment, Social & Economic Research
Post Box No. 113,


From: Jens Burmeister <>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 15:15:04 +0100
Subject: Seminar in Kiel on Numerical Analysis in Quantum Chemistry

Dear na-netters,

I would like to announce the

1st Scientific Computing Seminar
Numerical Analysis in Quantum Chemistry
Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Germany
June 28th to 30th, 2004

organized by

Reinhold Schneider (CAU Kiel),
Wolfgang Hackbusch (MPI Leipzig)
Bernd Hartke (CAU Kiel).

The seminar focuses on recent development in numerical analysis
related to problems in electronic structure calculation e.g.

* Linear scaling methods for Hartree-Fock and Kohn Sham equations,,
* Linear scaling in post Hartree-Fock methods,
* density matrix methods,
* R12-methods
* efficient numerical methods for non-local operators like H-matrices
and fast multipol methods,
* wavelet techniques and
* sparse grid approximation for high dimensional problems,
* reaction dynamics,
* multiconfiguration time-dependent Hartree and
* reaction path/surface methods.

Please visit our website

for detailed information.

With best regards
Jens Burmeister


From: ISCIS 2004 <>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 17:09:54 +0200
Subject: Symposium in Turkey on Computer and Information Sciences

The 19th International Symposium on Computer and
Information Sciences

27-29 October 2004
Antalya, Turkey

organized by
Department of Computer Engineering
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing)

Web site:

This year we especially welcome papers in the areas
of computer networks (including mobile and wireless
networks, optical networks, peer-to-peer networks),
parallel and distributed computing (including grid
computing), performance evaluation (including web
performance, distributed/web-based simulation), and
scientific computing (including combinatorial aspects).

7 May 2004 Papers Due
2 July 2004 Notification of Acceptance
30 July 2004 Camera Ready Copies Due

The conference proceedings will be published as a
volume of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
by Springer-Verlag.

Contact Info:

Department of Computer Engineering
Bilkent University
TR-06800 Bilkent, Ankara


From: Joan McComb <>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 13:19:15 -0500
Subject: Summer Interships at IBM, Poughkeepsie

IBM's ESSL Development Team based in Poughkeepsie, New York is looking for
4 interns for a summer assignment to assist in the development of Linear
Algebra and Fourier Transform subroutines for the Engineering and
Scientific Subroutine Library (ESSL). ESSL is IBM's mathematics library (

As a member of our team based internship program called IBM Speed Teams,
you'll work on a small team with other bright and talented people who
demonstrate desire and passion for what they do. Working at IBM provides
opportunities you may not experience anywhere else. It gives you the chance
to change the way the world works, to help the world learn, to make
education more available, knowledge more attainable and information more

Ideal candidates will have majors in Mathematics, Computational Sciences,
or Scientific Computing. Please forward resumes to Rita S. Bowden, noting that you are interested in the ESSL Speed Team.

Joan McComb
IBM 85BA/P963
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601


From: Thomas Hogan <>
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 18:20:34 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Contents, Journal of Approximation Theory

Table of Contents: J. Approx. Theory, Volume 126, Number 1, January 2004
Online at

H. N. Mhaskar
A tribute to G\'{e}za Freud

B. Della Vecchia
Direct and converse results for the weighted rational approximation of
functions with inner singularities

Ingvar Mellander
Short proofs of some theorems in approximation theory

L. Baratchart, V. A. Prokhorov and E. B. Saff
On Blaschke products associated with $n$-widths

Heping Wang and Yongsheng Sun
Kolmogorov widths between the anisotropic space and the space of
functions with mixed smoothness

A. Damas and M.Marano
Uniqueness of best $\phi$-approximation from the set of splines with
infinitely many simple knots


From: Science Direct <>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 08:46:42 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Contents, Computational Statistics & Data Analysis

* Computational Statistics & Data Analysis
Volume 45, Issue 3, Pages 389-687 (10 April 2004)

A new algorithm for estimating the parameters and their asymptotic covariance
in correlation and association models, Pages 389-421
M. L. Ait-Sidi-Allal , A. Baccini and A. M. Mondot

Construction of new skew Hadamard matrices and their use in screening
experiments, Pages 423-429
S. Georgiou , C. Koukouvinos and S. Stylianou

On Gauss quadrature and partial cross validation, Pages 431-448
A. S. Kozek and J. Yin

An improved confidence interval for a linear function of binomial proportions,
Pages 449-456
Robert M. Price and Douglas G. Bonett

A note on split selection bias in classification trees, Pages 457-466
Y. -S. Shih

Parameter subset selection and multiple comparisons of Poisson rate parameters
with misclassification, Pages 467-479
James D. Stamey , Tom L. Bratcher and Dean M. Young

A principal axes method for comparing contingency tables: MFACT, Pages 481-503
Monica Becue-Bertaut and Jerome Pages

A methodology for measuring latent variables based on multiple factor analysis,
Pages 505-517
Ignacio Garcia Lautre and Elena Abascal Fernandez

Principal Component Analysis of symmetric fuzzy data, Pages 519-548
Paolo Giordani and Henk A. L. Kiers

Estimating the Hurst effect and its application in monitoring clinical trials,
Pages 549-562
Dejian Lai

Regularization of the location model in discrimination with mixed discrete and
continuous variables, Pages 563-576
A. Merbouha and A. Mkhadri

The comparison between classification trees through proximity measures,
Pages 577-593
Rossella Miglio and Gabriele Soffritti

Variable selection bias in regression trees with constant fits, Pages 595-607
Yu-Shan Shih and Hsin-Wen Tsai

Using normal quantile plot to select an appropriate transformation to achieve
normality, Pages 609-619
W. D. Tan , F. F. Gan and T. C. Chang

Estimation in semiparametric conditional shared frailty models with events
before study entry, Pages 621-637
Hien T. V. Vu

Comparison of hierarchical and marginal likelihood estimators for binary
outcomes, Pages 639-650
Sungcheol Yun and Youngjo Lee

A Bayesian approach to seriation problems in archaeology, Pages 651-673
U. Halekoh and W. Vach

Notes on maximum likelihood estimation for the three-parameter Burr XII
distribution, Pages 675-687
Quanxi Shao


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