NA Digest Saturday, September 18, 2004 Volume 04 : Issue 38

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From: Evgenii Rudnyi <>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 11:38:17 +0200
Subject: Oberwolfach Model Reduction Benchmark Collection

Dear colleagues,

I would like to inform you about Oberwolfach Model Reduction Benchmark
Collection at

Currently there are ten benchmarks describing the system of ordinary
differential equations of first and second order arising from thermal,
structural mechanics and CFD modeling suitable for linear, nonlinear
and parametric model reduction. The dimension of dynamic systems varies
from 50 to 70 000.

System matrices for linear models are written the Matrix Market format.
Nonlinear models are written in the Dynamic System Interchange Format
that is similar to the form of Matlab .m files.

If you have a dynamic system from your own practice, you are welcome to
submit it.

If you would like to receive announcements about new benchmarks, please
subscribe to the list at

Best wishes,

Evgenii Rudnyi

IMTEK-Institute for Microsystem Technology
Simulation of Microsystems
Freiburg University
Georges-Koehler-Allee 103
D-79110 Freiburg i. Br.


From: Melvin Brown <>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 11:51:53 +0100
Subject: Report of Workshop on Mathematical Modelling of Criminality

Mathematical Modelling of Criminality in the Urban Environment

The report of the NETIAM workshop on Mathematical Modelling of Criminality
in the Urban Environment may be downloaded in pdf format from .

NETIAM uses mathematical frameworks to identify ground-breaking research
directions in four themes:

modelling the business environment
modelling criminality in the social environment
visualization and simulation of materials
complexity at the molecular level.

Further information and guidance on participation in the NETIAM project may
be found at .

Melvin Brown
NETIAM Project Manager

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From: Shaun Forth <>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 16:17:19 +0100
Subject: Five Day Course on Scientific Programming with Fortran 95

I trust that some readers of NA-Digest may be interested in a course that
I run on Fortran 95 - such courses are becoming rare nowadays.

With the help of Prof. John Reid (author of "Fortran 95/2003 Explained")
and other colleagues, I am running a 5 day course "Scientific Programming
with Fortran 95" from Monday Oct 11th to Friday Oct 15th at Cranfield
University's Shrivenham Campus located between Swindon and Oxford in the UK.
The course forms part of our modular MSc programme and is aimed at science
and engineering graduates with perhaps little programming experience. The
course is based around and covers the material of Stephen Chapman's book
"Introduction to Fortran 90/95" with additional sessions on Numerical
Libraries and Software Tools. The course is delivered in a well-equipped
LINUX teaching laboratory by practical sessions interspersed with short
lectures. We still have a few places left on the course.

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From: Gina Clemmer <>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 09:14:44 -0700
Subject: Southern California Demographic Analysis Workshops

Southern California Demographic Analysis Workshop Announcement
One Day Workshop

Full Day Version of this workshop offered: October 19th,20th & 21st 2004 -
9:00 am to 4:00 pm (One day workshop. Just choose one day)
Half Day Fast Track Version of this workshop offered: October 22, 2004
(Morning Workshop: 8:15 - 12:15 Afternoon Workshop: 1:00 - 5:00)

ExecuTrain Computer Learning Facility, 200 South Manchester Rd, Orange, CA

Full Day: $249 Half Day: $225 (credit cards, checks and purchase orders

How To Register?
Register online at or call us at 877.241.6576.

The Southern California Demographic Analysis Workshop will teach you to
extract, query, download, analyze, and map Census demographic data for
communities in Southern California (Note: Participants may substitute their
own community in exercises-all techniques are directly transferable to
other communities). Such data can provide grant writers, social researchers
and community planners with powerful tools for analyzing community changes.

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From: Biswa Datta <>
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2004 11:28:10 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Workshop at IFAC Symposium on Control Systems Design

``State -of-the Art Computational Methods and Software
for Computer-Aided Control Systems Design and Analysis"

at the
Second IFAC Symposium on System, Structure and Control,
Oaxaca, Mexico, December 7, 2004.

To be delivered by
Biswa Datta, Northern Illinois University,
DeKalb, Illinois, USA.
E-mail :

Workshop Date, Venue and Time: December 7, 2004
Hotel Victoria, Oaxaca, Mexico.
9 AM - 5:30 PM ( with Lunch and Coffee Breaks).

ABSTRACT: This one-day workshop is designed to give a complete overview of
of the state-of-the-art computational methods and the associated
software for control systems design and analysis.

The lectures will be organized to clearly explain the algorithms in a
manner that is suitable for easy implementations on computers, the
important aspects of implementations will be clearly discussed, a clear
and concise comparative study of one algorithms over the others for a
given problem will be presented and recommendations, based on that study,
will be made for the practicing engineers. Mathematical and computational
jargon that seem to be distractive for most engineers to learn these
techniques will be avoided. The minimal amount of numerical linear algebra
background that are absolutely essential to understand the material will be
presented in the course itself in a conceptual way, but giving the details
of software and implementational issues.

The graduate students and researchers in control and systems, and practicing
control and systems engineers and applied scientists working on a wide variety
of control applications, including aerospace, automotive, biology, medicine,
space-sciences, structural and manufacturing engineering, robotics, power
systems and many others will benefit by the workshop. The course will also
be of interests to applied and computational mathematicians and other
scientists desirous of learning of how linear algebra problems arise in
control systems design and analysis and are solved using sophisticated
techniques of numerical linear algebra.

The details of the workshop, including a tentative schedule can be found in


From: Marc Daumas <Marc.Daumas@ENS-Lyon.Fr>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 14:05:25 +0200
Subject: Formal Methods at IMACS World Congress in Paris

Formal Methods in Applied Mathematics
Paris, France
July 11th-15th, 2005


Formal proof assistants are used to guarantee the correctness of
simple algorithms and programs in computer arithmetic and soon in
numerical analysis. This session is intended to bring together
researchers interested in mechanically proving properties of floating
point operators and numerical algorithms. It will also foster the
development of floating point and other arithmetic packages for proof
assistants. It will finally present applications and introduce
challenging problems and perspectives for the future.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Certifications of floating point operators
Ensuring properties of numerical algorithms
Formalizations of IEEE 754/854 and IEC 559 standards
Identification of future key applications


A first meeting was held in Lyon, France, in 2000, funded by INRIA's
ARC AOC. The workshop was a success bringing together specialists
that usually present their results to separate communities.

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From: Events Announcement <>
Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 22:36:08 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: Conference in Singapore on Computational Science


Suntec City, Singapore
May 9, 2005 -- May 12, 2005


The 2005 International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications
(ICCSA 2005) will be held at the Suntec City, Singapore from May 9, 2005
until May 12th, 2005.

ICCSA 2005 is subsequent to the International Conference on Computational
Science (ICCS) series of events, which were held in San Francisco, USA (2001),
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2002) and highly successful International
Conference on Computational Science and Its Application (ICCSA) in Montreal,
Canada (2003) and Assisi, Italy (2004).

Conference Themes:

There are six major conference themes planned:

1. Computational Methods and Applications
2. High Performance Computing, Networks and Optimisation
3. Information Systems and Information Technologies
4. Scientific Visualisation, Graphics and Image Processing
5. Computational Science Education
6. Advanced and Emerging Applications

Important Dates:

October 10th, 2004: Deadline for proposal submission
December 10th, 2004: Deadline for paper submission (full papers).
January 10th, 2005: Notification of acceptance.
February 10th, 2005: Camera Ready Papers and Pre-registration.
May 9 - 12, 2005: ICCSA 2005 Conference in Suntec City, Singapore.


The proceedings of the Conference will be published in the Springer-Verlag
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Conference Chairs:
Vipin Kumar (Honorary Chair)
Marina Gavrilova (Conference Co-Chair, Scientific)
Osvaldo Gervasi (Conference Co-Chair, Program)
Jerry Lim (Conference Co-Chair, Organizational)

Contact Information:



From: IASTED <>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 17:37:37 -0600
Subject: Conference in Innsbruck on Biomedical Engineering

IASTED is pleased to announce the following BioMedical Engineering Conference:

~ BioMed 2005 ~
February 16-18, 2005
Innsbruck, Austria

The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)
Technical Committee on Biomedical Engineering

World Modelling and Simulation Forum - WMSF

IEEE Nanotechnology Council

In cooperation with:
International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Society
American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
The Biomaterials Network -

Conference Co-Chair - Prof. Klaus-Peter Adlassnig - Medical University of
Vienna, Austria
Conference Co-Chair - Prof. Marcello Bracale - "Federico II" University of
Naples, Italy

"Signals and Systems in Human Motion (SSHM)"
Organized by Prof. Sc. Vlasta Zanchi of the University of Split, Croatia

"Control Applications in Biomedical Engineering"
Organized by Prof. Dr. ir. Robin DE KEYSER of Ghent University, Belgium

Submissions due October 15, 2004
Notification of acceptance November 15, 2004
Camera-ready manuscripts due December 1, 2004
Registration Deadline December 15, 2004

To view the Call for Papers, including the scope and the International Program
Committee, visit our website at:


From: Nabil Gmati <>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 18:18:05 +0100
Subject: Conference in Tunisia on Trends in Applied Mathematics


This is the first annoucement of the TAMTAM'05 conference (Trends
in Applied Mathematics in Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco), to be held in
Tunis in April 26-28 2005.

TAM-TAM is a Magrebian conference in Applied Mathematics, holding
every other year in rotation in Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.

The submitted papers are expected to deal with the mathematical
modelling, numerical analysis, as well as numerical and computer
treatment of several physical problems (in biology, fluid and structural
mechanics, electromagnetics, image processing, etc.).

Further informations:
Address: TAM-TAM'05, ENIT-LAMSIN, BP. 37, 1002 Tunis Belv

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From: Svetozar Margenov <>
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2004 15:35:54 +0300
Subject: Conference in Bulgaria on Large-Scale Scientific Computations

Fifth International Conference on
"Large-Scale Scientific Computations"
June 6-10, 2005, Sozopol, Bulgaria


The conference is organized by the Institute for Parallel Processing,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Following the traditions, two special
tracks are planned: (a) Computational Linear Algebra; (b) Large-Scale
Scientific Computations of Engineering and Environmental Problems


Specific topics of interest (but not limited to) are the following:
(a) Hierarchical, adaptive, domain decomposition and local refinement
methods; (b)Robust preconditioning algorithms; (b) Monte-Carlo methods
and algorithms; (c) Numerical linear algebra; (d) Large-scale computations
of environmental problems; (e) High-performance algorithms for engineering
problems; (f) Large-scale computations of data processing; (g) Parallel
algorithms and performance analysis.

Plenary and Invited Speakers

Owe Axelsson(NL), Radim Blaheta(CZ), Susanne Brenner(USA), Carsten
Carstensen(DE), Stefan Heinrich (DE), Ulrich Langer (AT), Raytcho
Lazarov (USA), Jerzy Wasniewski(DK), Zahar Zlatev(DK)

Special Sessions and Organizers


Important Deadlines

Deadline for submission of extended abstracts January 15, 2005
Notification of acceptance of the talks January 31, 2005
Deadline for submission of full papers March 15, 2005
Notification of acceptance of full papers May 1, 2005


To indicate your intention to attend ICLSSC'05, please visit our web site at
and register online. The conference web site contains a full information about
the event and is regularly updated.

Conference Secretary

Mrs. Silvia Grozdanova,
IPP-BAS, Acad. G. Bontchev, Bl. 25A,
1113 Sofia, Bulgaria;
FAX: (-359-2)-722-349;


From: Shayne Waldron <>
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2004 13:20:27 +1200 (NZST)
Subject: Conference in Auckland on Approximation and Harmonic Analysis

The New Zealand Approximation Theory Group is pleased to announce our
third conference (see details below)

We hope that many of you will be able to attend.

Regards (the organisers)
Rick Beatson, Qui Bui, Shayne Waldron

Approximation and Harmonic Analysis
8-11 February 2005
The University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand

This is the third meeting organised by the New Zealand Approximation
Theory Group (following those in Christchurch 1999 and Westport 2002).
The topic Approximation and Harmonic Analysis will be interpreted
broadly. We plan to allocate lots of time without lectures for
informal interactions, including a conference trip to a Gulf Island
(probably Waiheke). Currently confirmed speakers include:

John Benedetto (Maryland), Carl de Boor (Wisconsin), Len Bos (Calgary),
Pete Casazza (Missouri), Xuan Duong (Sydney), Seng Luan Lee (Singapore),
David Levin (Tel Aviv), Detlef Mache (Bochum), Vilmos Totik (S. Florida/Szeged)


For now, expressions of interest can be made by writing to Later an electronic registration will
be set up.

Organising committee

Rick Beatson (University of Canterbury)
Qui Bui (University of Canterbury)
Shayne Waldron (University of Auckland)


From: Warren R Smith <>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 15:16:26 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Chair Position at the University of Birmingham

School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Birmingham

The University seeks to appoint an Applied Mathematician of
international distinction to a Chair. Applications are invited
from strong researchers in any area of Applied Mathematics
whose research complements and/or adds breadth to the Applied
Mathematics Group.

Associated with the Chair will be 3 lectureships in Applied

Informal enquiries to Professor J R Blake 0121 414 6577,
e-mail or Professor G R Robinson
(Head of School) 0121 414 6581, e-mail:

Further details and the procedure for applying for the post
can be obtained from Jayne Dowden, Assistant Director of
Personnel Services, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston,
Birmingham, B15 2TT tel: 0121 415 8116, Fax: 0121 414 7043,
web: (

The closing date for application is 22nd October 2004
Please quote reference S38020.

Working towards equal opportunities.


From: Roderick Melnik <>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 08:37:54 -0400
Subject: Faculty Position at Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Applied Mathematics (Laurier
University, Waterloo, Canada)

The Department of Mathematics invites applications for one or more
tenure track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July
1, 2005, subject to budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will contribute substantially to the

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From: Tom DeLillo <>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 14:29:12 -0500
Subject: Faculty Position at Wichita State University

Applications are invited for a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor in
mathematics August, 2005. The open position is in the area of Applied
Mathematics (with strong computational skills). Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. in the mathematical sciences, active in research and strong research
potential, strong commitment to excellence in teaching, effective
communication skills, and successful experience with diverse populations.
Preference given to classroom teaching experience, research area closely
related to our doctoral program in applied mathematics or consonant with our
current faculty, progress toward a strong research record, and expectations
of developing externally funded research grants. Preference will be given to
someone working in the traditional areas of numerical analysis including
numerical solution of partial differential equations and/or numerical linear
algebra. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. Duties of this
position will include teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in
numerical analysis. The department includes groups working in several areas
of applied mathematics including inverse problems, fluid mechanics,
computational function theory, and geometric partial differential equations.
Completed Application Deadline: December 1, 2004. Position remains open
until filled. Send CV, statements about teaching and research, and have
three references send letters in writing to: Professor Stephen W. Brady,
Search Committee Chair, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Wichita
State University, Wichita, KS 67260-0033, USA; email:
FAX: 316-978-3748. AA/EOE.


From: Jie Shen <>
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2004 15:33:49 -0500
Subject: Faculty Position at Purdue University

The Purdue Mathematics Department invites applications for the position
of Professor of Mathematics and Director, Center for Computational and
Applied Mathematics. Applicants should have a strong research record in
computational/applied mathematics; proven ability to work with graduate
students, postdocs, and colleagues; and a record of funding success.

Essential duties: Conduct research; direct graduate students.
Coordinate the development of applied areas in the department,
facilitate research contacts between mathematics faculty and faculty in
other departments, oversee the computational/applied mathematics visitor
and seminar programs, and help create an atmosphere in which the
educational programs of graduate students and post-doctoral staff in
computational/applied mathematics can flourish.

Applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt. The search will
remain open until the position is filled. Send cover letter, CV, and
the names of at least three references to: CCAM Director Search
Committee, Department of Mathematics, Purdue University, West Lafayette,
IN 47907-2067. Direct inquiries to:

Purdue University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Access/Equal
Opportunity Employer.


From: Karsten Urban <>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 08:57:37 +0200
Subject: Faculty Position at the University of Ulm

The University of Ulm

The Faculty of Mathematics and Economics at the University of Ulm invites
applications for a

Professorship in Numerical Analysis (C3/W3)

to commence in October, 2005.

Candidates are expected to have an excellent research record in Numerical
Analysis and to be able to both contribute to the research activities within the
Mathematics group and to strengthen the interdisciplinary research activities
within the University. We expect that the applicant contributes to the research
profile of the Faculty in Applied Mathematics in Industry and Economics as well
as in Analysis - in particular Partial Differential Equations.

Of particular interest are applicants with strong analytic skills preferably in
one of the areas: Numerical Analysis of Partial Differential Equations,
Numerical Optimisation, respectively Numerical Optimal Control with applications
in Economics, Engineering and/or Natural Sciences.

Furthermore it is expected that the successful applicant contributes to the
planned Centre for Scientific Computing.

Candidates will take part in teaching and supervision at all levels for students
of the Faculty of Mathematics and Economics and also in teaching Mathematics to
students of other Faculties of the University of Ulm.

Applicants must possess a university degree, a Ph. D., and a habilitation or an
equivalent scientific achievment.

The position is an established (permanent) Professorship. However, in case of a
first appointment the employment is initially temporary. Exceptions may be made
for applications from abroad or from outside academia. No new application
process is required if it is decided to continue the employment permanently
after the initial contract.

The University of Ulm is committed to increase the percentage of women in
research and teaching. We therefore particularly encourage female scientists to

Applications with the usual documents (including reprints of the five most
important publications) should be submitted no later than November 8, 2004 to
the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Economics, University of Ulm, D-89069
Ulm (Phone ++49 731 50-23500, Telefax ++49 731 50-23610). For further
information on our Faculty consult our homepage:

Applications from equally qualified physically disabled candidates will be
considered with priority.


From: Jerome Monnier <>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 13:24:39 +0200
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at INRIA, Grenoble

Postdoctoral Research Position in Applied Mathematics (RiverHydraulics

The applicant will reach an applied mathematics and numerical research
team (project-team IDOPT, INRIA) located in Grenoble (French Alps).

The study is carried out in collaboration with researchers in
river hydraulics (Cemagref Lyon).

The final objective is an efficient coupling between existing 1D
Shallow Water (SW) model with storage area and a 2D SW model.
The applicant will analyse and implement algorithms based on methods
of optimal control of PDEs (identification of boundary conditions).
One of the difficulties are to communicate consistant and accurate
informations between the two models; also, to take into account the
difference of time scale between the two models actually used by the

A PhD in applied mathematics is required. Demonstrated experience in optimal
control of PDEs, numerical analysis and software development in Fortran 90
is also mandatory.

This is a 10 months position with 2500 Euros/month net.

The successful candidate will be a willing and effective communicator
and committed to team collaboration.

The first closing date is 18 october 2004. The expected start date of
the appointment is january 2005.

Applications with full CV giving names and addresses of two referees
should be sent to:

J. Monnier
LMC-IMAG, BP 53, F-38041 Grenoble Cedex 9, France.
Email :

Web sites :
INRIA, IDOPT Team-Project,


From: Jerome Monnier <>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 16:13:55 +0200
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at University of Grenoble

Postdoctoral Research Position in Applied Mathematics (Microfluidics Context)

The applicant will reach an applied mathematics and numerical research
team (LMC-IMAG) located in Grenoble, French Alps.

The study is carried out in collaboration with researchers in
fluid mechanics / interfacial phenomena (LEGI, Grenoble) and
an industrial partner.

The final objective is the numerical modeling of a droplet impact
(2D axisymetric) on a solid substrat.

The applicant will write the analysis of a dynamic surfactant model
(surface PDEs). Then he/she will implement the coupling
in our software Micralefe (Microfluidics ALE Finite Element).
The code is based on a C++ finite element library (Rheolef).

A PhD in applied mathematics is required. Demonstrated experience in
PDEs, finite element methods and software development in C++ is
also mandatory.

This is a 10 months position with ~2000 Euros/month net.
The candidate must be EEC citizen.

The successful candidate will be a willing and effective communicator
and committed to team collaboration.

The first closing date is october 25, 2004.

The expected start date of the appointment is december 1, 2004.

Applications with full CV giving names and addresses of two referees
should be sent to:
J. Monnier
BP 53, F-38041 Grenoble Cedex 9, France.
Email :

Web sites :


From: Iain Duff <>
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2004 09:11:23 +0100 (BST)
Subject: PhD Positions at CERFACS

PhD positions at CERFACS

Positions are available in the Parallel Algorithms Project at CERFACS
for study and research for a PhD for candidates with interest, motivation
and background in both numerical analysis and numerical computing.
Experience in high performance computing and mathematics would be an asset.

The candidates will work on one of the following topics:
- sparse linear solvers for large linear systems
(direct/iterative/hybrid solvers, including multigrid)
- optimization - data assimilation

The deadline for submitting the applications is: October 31st 2004.
The position is available from December 1st 2004.

A successful candidate could start at any time after selection.

For detailed information about the Parallel Algorithms Project at CERFACS
URL address :
For more information about Toulouse, the city where CERFACS is located
URL address :
For information on the application procedure
URL address :

Please send your application by email to and


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