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From: Ida Tassens <ida.tassens@esat.kuleuven.ac.be>

Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 09:08:01 +0200

**Subject: Honorary Degree and Workshop in Leuven Honoring Lennart Ljung**

Invitation to the events at the occasion of

the Doctorate Honoris Causa

awarded by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven to

Prof. Dr. Lennart Ljung, Linkoping University, Sweden

on Tuesday October 12 and Wednesday October 13, 2004

in Leuven, Belgium

The Academic Council of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

<http://www.kuleuven.ac.be> has decided to confer the honor of 'Doctor

Honoris Causa' upon Prof. Dr. Lennart Ljung

<http://www.control.isy.liu.se/%7Eljung/> for his many contributions to

mathematical modeling of dynamical systems, including system

identification algorithms and software for linear and nonlinear systems

and for his high impact on the field, both in academia as in industrial

environments.

At the same occasion, two more Honorary Degrees

<http://www.kuleuven.ac.be/patroonsfeest/archief.htm> will be awarded,

one to Manuel de Sola-Morales

<http://www.jersemar.org.il/1998/morales.htm> and one to P. Ole Fanger

<http://www.ie.dtu.dk/ViewSciStaff.asp?ID=1>.

The Honorary Degree will be awarded in a special ceremony on Wednesday,

October 13, at 16.00 h in the central Promotion Hall of the K.U.Leuven

(Naamsestraat 22, 3000 Leuven, Belgium), with Prof. Dr. Bart De Moor

<http://www.esat.kuleuven.ac.be/%7Edemoor> pronouncing the formal

'laudatio' in honor of Prof. Ljung.

For this occasion, a two day workshop will be organized, where we will

launch K.U. Leuven - SCORES <http://www.kuleuven.ac.be/scores> (Systems,

Control and Optimization in Research, Education and Services), an

interdepartmental initiative of the K.U. Leuven, to integrate all

research and teaching activities in systems, control and optimization.

This workshop is also co-organized by the Belgian Interuniversity

Attraction Pole 'Dynamical Systems and Control'

<http://www.auto.ucl.ac.be/IAPV/> and the Flemish Research Community

ICCoS <http://sun.fwo.be/item2/network4.php#ICCoS>.

The workshop starts on Tuesday, October 12, 2004, 09.00 h and ends on

Wednesday, October 13, 2004, 15.00 h, after which all attendees are

invited to attend the Honorary Degree Ceremony.

Full details on the location, the program, the internal and the invited

speakers, can be found at

http://www.kuleuven.ac.be/scores/12-13oct2004.html.

There will be talks by representatives from local member teams of

SCORES, spin-off and other companies and invited guest speakers

(including Prof. Dr. Brian Anderson

<http://www.syseng.anu.edu.au/bdoa_cv.html>, Prof. Dr. Albert Benveniste

<http://www.irisa.fr/sigma2/benveniste/home.html>, Prof. Dr. Paul Van

den Hof <http://www.dcsc.tudelft.nl> and other guests to be confirmed).

We would like to invite you to these two days of events. Registration

can be done at

http://www.kuleuven.ac.be/scores/

You can also send an email to ida.tassens@esat.kuleuven.ac.be

so that we can add your name to our mailing list in order to keep you

up-to-date on further details.

Bart De Moor

Joris De Schutter

Jan Swevers

Joos Vandewalle

Jan Van Impe

Geert Deconinck

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From: V. Magar <ossc0b@bangor.ac.uk>

Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2004 12:26:55 +0100

**Subject: Query on Large Eddy Simulation or Turbulence Codes freely available.**

I am looking for a Large Eddy Simulation code to compute the flow close

to a rippled bed. I was wondering if there is a LES code freely

available on the web? Would there be a turbulence-closure code (e.g.

k-epsilon model) I could use for the same problem? Does anyone know

whether I could use FEMLAB to compute this type of flows?

Thank you very much for your help.

Yours,

Vanesa Magar

School of Ocean Sciences

Menai Bridge, Anglesey LL59 5AB, UK

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From: Martin Hermann <mahermann@web.de>

Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 20:06:42 +0200

**Subject: New Book, Numerik Gewoehnlicher Differentialgleichungen**

I would like to announce a new book about the numerical treatment of

ordinary differential equations.

Author: Martin Hermann

*Title*: Numerik gewoehnlicher Differentialgleichungen, Anfangs- und

Randwertprobleme (in German) - The Numerical Treatment of Ordinary

Differential Equations, Initial and Boundary Value Problems.

*Bibliography:* Oldenbourg Verlag, Muenchen, June 2004, 446 pp., (EUR)

EUR 39.80, ISBN: 3-486-27606-9

*Description:* Systems of ordinary differential equations play an

important role in the modelling of scientific, technical and economic

processes as well as in the treatment of inner mathematical problems.

This textbook provides an introduction into the theory and practice of

those numerical techniques for initial and boundary value problems which

are implemented in the modern and often used software packages.

The book is appropriate for senior undergraduate or beginning graduate

students and for practicing engineers and scientists who want to learn

about computational differential equations.

From the Contents: Initial value problems. Numerical analysis of

one-step and linear multistep methods. Absolute stability and stiffness.

General linear methods and almost Runge-Kutta methods. Two-point

boundary value problems. Numerical analysis of simple and multiple

shooting techniques. Eigenvalue problems and boundary value problems

with a regular singularity. Exact difference schemes.

Prof. Dr. Martin Hermann

Friedrich Schiller University at Jena

Institute of Applied Mathematics

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From: Chua Kian Peng <imsckp@nus.edu.sg>

Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 09:49:18 +0800

**Subject: Conference in Singapore on Nanoscale Material Interfaces**

Nanoscale Material Interfaces: Experiment, Theory and Simulation

(November 24, 2004 - January 23, 2005), Institute for Mathematical

Sciences, National University of Singapore

Organizing Committee:

Co-chairs: Weizhu Bao (National University of Singapore), Bo Li

(University of Maryland), Ping Lin (National University of Singapore)

and Jian-Guo Liu (University of Maryland, USA)

Program: This is a program of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences

at the National University of Singapore. The main objectives of the

program are to (i) review the recent development in the research on

material surfaces and interfaces, from experiment to theory to

simulation, (ii) identify critical scientific issues in the

understanding of the fundamental principles and basic mechanisms of

interfacial dynamics in different kinds of materials systems,

particularly those that are characterized by fluctuation, multiscale,

and non-equilibrium, and (iii) accelerate the interaction of applied

mathematics and computational science with physics and materials

science, and promote the highly interdisciplinary research on new

material interface problems with emerging applications.

Activities: The program will consist of a tutorial and two workshops

with ample opportunities for collaborative research among local and

international participants in areas of physics, materials science,

applied mathematics and computational science. The tutorial lectures

will be given by distinguished researchers on topics closely related

to the main themes of the program in materials physics, computational

materials science and applied mathematics. The first workshop will

focus on basic properties of material interfaces in nanoscale systems

while the second workshop will focus more on the mathematical and

computational aspects of the underlying researches.

Registration: Registration forms for participation in the tutorial or

workshop are available at

http://www.ims.nus.edu.sg/Programs/nanoscale/index.htm. Completed

forms should be received by the Institute at least one month before

commencement of each activity. Registration is free of charge.

Institute membership is not required for participation.

Institute Membership: Membership application for visiting the

Institute under the program is also available from the website above.

Members of the Institute do not need to register for specific

activities.

Contacts: For general enquiries, please email ims@nus.edu.sg while for

enquiries on scientific aspects of the program, please email Jian-Guo

Liu at jliu@math.umd.edu. More information about the program is

available at the website

http://www.ims.nus.edu.sg/Programs/nanoscale/index.htm

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From: Wim Michiels <Wim.Michiels@cs.kuleuven.ac.be>

Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 18:11:56 +0200

**Subject: Conference in Leuven on Time-Delay Systems**

Call for participation IFAC-TDS'04

5th IFAC WORKSHOP ON TIME-DELAY SYSTEMS

K.U. Leuven, Belgium

September 8-10, 2004

http://www.cs.kuleuven.ac.be/conference/tds04/

tds04@cs.kuleuven.ac.be

This workshop on time-delay systems is the fifth in a

series of IFAC workshops, after Grenoble (France, 1998),

Ancona (Italy, 2000) Santa Fe (USA, 2001) and

Rocquencourt (France, 2003).

The objective of the organizers is to bring together

researchers interested in the field of control of time-delay

systems. Conference topics concern the many aspects of this

active research area, ranging from control theory over

numerical methods to various applications.

The preliminary program is now available at the conference

web-site !

Plenary Lectures

-S. Drakunov (Tulane University)

"Distributed Delay Estimation via Sliding-Mode Observers"

-R. Srikant (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

"Scalable Congestion Management Mechanisms for a Loss-Free,

Delay-Free Internet"

-G. Stepan (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)

"Stability of Time-Periodic Time-Delay Systems"

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From: Science Direct <sciencedirect@prod.lexis-nexis.com>

Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 11:49:02 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Contents, Nonlinear Analysis**

Nonlinear Analysis Volume 58, Issues 1-2, Pages 1-243 (July 2004)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

On the multiplicity of Dini subgradients in separable spaces, Pages 1-10

P.D.Philip D. Loewen and Xianfu Wang

Chaos synchronization of Lu dynamical system, Pages 11-20

H. N. Agiza

Structure of large positive solutions of a class of quasilinear elliptic Dirichlet

problems, Pages 21-44

Zongming Guo and Hongjun Yu

Stable transition layers in a balanced bistable equation with degeneracy, Pages 45-67

Hiroshi Matsuzawa

Multiple positive solutions of singular and nonsingular discrete problems via variational

methods, Pages 69-73

Ravi P. Agarwal, Kanishka Perera and Donal O'Regan

Existence of solutions of the very fast diffusion equation, Pages 75-101

K.M.Kin Ming Hui

A compact support principle for a class of elliptic differential inequalities, Pages 103-119

Yang Haitao

The discrete diffusive coagulation-fragmentation equations with scattering, Pages 121-142

Christoph Walker

Asymptotic behavior of uniformly asymptotically almost nonexpansive curves in a Hilbert

space, Pages 143-157

B.D.Behzad Djafari Rouhani

Symmetry for boundary blow up solutions of elliptic equations in a half-space, Pages 159-173

Wei Dong

Travelling waves for the Gross-Pitaevskii equation in dimension larger than two,

Pages 175-204

David Chiron

Entire bounded solutions for a class of sublinear elliptic equations, Pages 205-218

Khalifa El Mabrouk

The equivalence between Mann-Ishikawa iterations and multistep iteration, Pages 219-228

B. E. Rhoades and S.M.Stefan M. Soltuz

Multiple positive solutions of strongly indefinite systems with critical Sobolev exponents

and data that change sign, Pages 229-243

Pigong Han and Zhaoxia Liu

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6V0Y-4CKFFP6-8/1/14e13a91838d08f208bb51d5f2f16117

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From: Science Direct <sciencedirect@prod.lexis-nexis.com>

Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 11:49:02 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Contents, Computational Statistics & Data Analysis**

Computational Statistics & Data Analysis Volume 46, Issue 4, Pages 621-835 (1 July 2004)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Construction of random vectors of heterogeneous component variables under specified

correlation structures, Pages 621-630

C.G.Chul Gyu Park

Semiparametric and nonparametric modeling for effect modification in matched studies,

Pages 631-643

Inyoung Kim and Noah Cohen

Linear rank tests for independence in bivariate distributions--power comparisons by

simulation, Pages 645-660

Egmar Rodel and Wolfgang Kossler

Drug risk assessment with determining the number of sub-populations under finite mixture

normal models, Pages 661-676

Jian Tao, Ning-Zhong Shi and S.-Y.Sik-Yum Lee

Maximum likelihood estimation for Tukey's three corners, Pages 677-687

John A. Randal and P.J.Peter J. Thomson

Assessing the performance of classifiers when classes arise from a continuum, Pages 689-705

B.-H.Bjorn-Helge Mevik

Testing a null variance ratio in mixed models with zero degrees of freedom for error,

Pages 707-719

M. Y. El-Bassiouni and H. A. Charif

Trend-resistant and cost-efficient cross-over designs for mixed models, Pages 721-746

Lieven Tack and Martina Vandebroek

An approximate likelihood approach to nonlinear mixed effects models via spline

approximation, Pages 747-776

Zhiyu Ge, Peter J. Bickel and John A. Rice

Generalized semiparametrically structured mixed models, Pages 777-800

Gerhard Tutz

Small sample inference for the fixed effects in the mixed linear model, Pages 801-817

Orly Manor and D.M.David M. Zucker

Inference concerning quantile for left truncated and right censored data, Pages 819-831

Sana S. BuHamra, N.M.Noriah M. Al-Kandari and S. E. Ahmed

Author index, Pages 833-835

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