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From: Michael A. Saunders <>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 23:23:15 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Happy Birthday Germund and Ake

January 17, 2005 was a day of celebration in Stockholm.
A quiet gathering entitled "53 years of Numerical Instability"
took place at KTH to honor the 80th and 70th birthdays of
Professors Germund Dahlquist and Åke Björck.

Guest speaker Gene Golub gave an entertaining lecture on
"A history of Numerical Linear Algebra, with a special view of
the impact of Åke and Germund". The audience then sang a version
of "Come, all ye faithful" arranged by poet and long time graduate
student Henrik Eriksson whose verse spoke of Germund and Åke and
some other venerable characters Gollum, Gandalf and Sauron
(who helped round out the Ring of the Lords).

Hosts Axel Ruhe and Gunlaug Ostbye then treated a group of
guests to a fine dinner with Åke and Eva at Källaren Diana,
near the Royal Palace.

It was a delightful occasion for all present.
Happy Birthdays Germund and Åke!

Gene Golub, Walter Gander and Michael Saunders


From: Axel Ruhe <>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 11:06:25 +0100
Subject: Re: Happy Birthday Germund and Ake

Dear Friends
We choose the theme as a continuation of some previous celebrations.
Germund Dahlquist gave a talk at a GAMM meeting in Freiburg am Breisgau
28-31 March 1951, where he demonstrated the weak instability of the
explicit mid point rule. That talk was published in ZAMM Vol 31:8 Aug
Sept 1951 pp 239-240.
So 53 is a slight underestimate of the time spent on instability, but
should be accurate enough for celebration purposes!
Best regards and thank you for coming to Stockholm,

Axel Ruhe


From: Susannah Sieper <>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 17:56:16 -0500
Subject: New Book, Practical Linear Algebra

Practical Linear Algebra: A Geometry Toolbox
Gerald Farin, Dianne Hansford

Practical Linear Algebra -- A Geometry Toolbox forms the basis
of a first year course in Linear Algebra for non-math majors such
as engineers and computer scientists. In addition, this book
provides a solid foundation for work in computer graphics and
computer aided design.

The authors emphasize a geometric and intuitive approach that
relies heavily on examples and illustrations rather than the rigorous
theorem-proof format used in standard texts.

Special features include:
- 250 figures which are also available in electronic form
- 150 numerical examples
- 200 problems---many solutions are in the text and additional
problems are on a password-protected instructor's website
- supplementary materials for instructors
- a "WYSK" (What You Should Know) section closes each chapter,
providing a concise chapter summary which highlights the most
important points, giving students focus for their approach to learning.

December 2004; 394 pages; Hardcover; ISBN 1-56881-234-5; Price $67.00
For more information:
To order:


From: Michelle Montgomery <>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 15:19:38 -0500
Subject: SIAM Membership in Developing Countries

SIAM membership in developing countries

SIAM offers an affordable membership option for individuals who live and
work in developing countries. This category of membership, called "outreach
membership," was created to help make SIAM products and services accessible
to a wider and more global group of applied and computational
mathematicians. This is a great alternative for individuals who reside in
developing countries who cannot afford the full SIAM dues. For just $10 per
year, eligible individuals receive many member benefits.

Outreach members receive all print issues of SIAM News and electronic-only
access to SIAM Review. They can join any of the SIAM Activity Groups at $10
per group, are entitled to 30% off list prices on all SIAM books, and
receive member discounted registration at SIAM sponsored meetings. No
additional journal subscriptions at membership rates are available as part
of the outreach membership.

Outreach membership is not based on country of citizenship, but on current
country of residence. The list of developing countries that qualify for
Outreach Membership can be found at

For more information go to You can join online at or download an application at

If you have any questions about Outreach Membership, contact or Membership Manager Susan Whitehouse at

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA
Phone +1-215-382-9800
fax +1-215-386-7999


From: Joanna Littleton <>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 18:48:22 -0500
Subject: Nominations for SIAM Ralph E. Kleinman Prize

The Ralph E. Kleinman Prize

SIAM will present the Ralph E. Kleinman Prize at the 2005 SIAM Annual
Meeting to be held July 11-15, 2005, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The prize is awarded to an individual for outstanding research or other
contributions that bridge the gap between mathematics and
applications. Work that uses high-level mathematics and/or invents new
mathematical tools to solve applied problems from engineering, science, and
technology is particularly appropriate. The prize may be awarded for a
single notable achievement or for a collection of such achievements.

Description of the Award

The award will consist of a hand-calligraphed, framed certificate and a
cash award of $5,000. SIAM will reimburse reasonable travel expenses for
the recipient to attend the award ceremony.


A letter of nomination, including a curriculum vitae and description of the
achievement(s), should be sent to the address below. You are encouraged to
send electronic files via e-mail. Supporting letters are
welcome. Nominations must be received in the SIAM office by February 15, 2005.

Ralph E. Kleinman Prize Selection Committee
Professor William W. Symes, Chair
c/o J. M. Littleton
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Telephone: 215-382-9800
Fax: 215-386-7999

Selection Committee

Members of the selection committee are: William W. Symes (chair), Rice
University; Martin Groetschel, ZIB; Max Gunzburger, Florida State
University; Gregory A. Kriegsmann, New Jersey Institute of Technology; Paul
Van Dooren, Universite Catholique de Louvain.


From: Peter Moore <>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 14:52:46 -0600
Subject: Finite Element Rodeo at Southern Methodist University

The annual Texas Finite Element Rodeo will be held at Southern Methodist
University on

March 4-5, 2005. Information on the rodeo can be found at

Peter Moore


From: Peter Pacheco <>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 11:12:14 -0800
Subject: Bay Area Scientific Computing Day

The Sixth Bay Area Scientific Computing Day will be held at the University
of San Francisco on Saturday, March 5, 2004. If you want to present a
poster, please contact Peter Pacheco ( A website is
currently under construction at

If you plan to attend, we'd be grateful if you'd visit the site and fill
out a short pre-registration form.

The Bay Area Scientific Computing Day (BASCD) is an informal gathering to
encourage the interaction and collaboration of researchers in the field
of computational science and engineering from the San Francisco Bay Area.
This event provides an opportunity for new researchers to present their
work to the local community and for the Bay Area scientific computing
community at large to exchange views on today's computational challenges.

Peter Pacheco
Department of Computer Science
University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-6630


From: Shaun Fallat <>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 11:19:19 -0600 (CST)
Subject: International Linear Algebra Society Conference


The 12th International Linear Algebra Society Conference
Regina Inn and Conference Centre
Regina, Sask. CANADA
June 26-29, 2005

Registration is now available for the 12th International Linear
Algebra Society Conference, which is to be held at the

Regina Inn and Conference Centre
Regina, Sask. CANADA
June 26-29, 2005

We encourage you to participate and present a paper at this conference

The conference website is

which includes information on registration, accommodations, current conference
program, travel information, local attractions, and lots more...

The official contact email for questions or concerns not easily found or
addressed on the conference website is


From: Arnd Scheel <>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 10:40:37 -0600
Subject: IMA Career Workshop on Minorities and Applied Mathematics

The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) is hosting a

Career Workshop on Minorities and Applied Mathematics
on April 22-24, 2005.

The workshop will focus on the problems that confront researchers from
under-represented minorities in academia, government laboratories and
industry in the early to mid-career stages of their professional
development. Funding is available for a limited number of participants
and will be decided upon 2 months prior to the workshop.

The workshop is organized by Tepper Gill (Howard University), Ruth
Gonzalez (ExxonMobil), Trachette Jackson (University of Michigan),
Steven Lee (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), and Rich Lehoucq
(Sandia National Laboratories). Speakers include Earl Barnes (Georgia
Tech), William Massey (Princeton), Cassandra McZeal (ExxonMobil), and
Richard Tapia (Rice). The program will feature tutorials with practical
applications, a panel discussion with Robert Megginson (University of
Michigan), Arlie Petters (Duke University), Ernest Wilkins (retired from
Clark Atlanta University), and Juan Restrepo (University of Arizona),
and it will provide many opportunities for networking.

See for more information and registration


From: Ilias Kotsireas <>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 15:46:07 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Workshop in Greece on Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing

The 8th International Workshop
on Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing
September 12-16 2005, Kalamata, Greece
First Announcement and Call for Papers

The 8th International Workshop in Computer Algebra in Scientific
Computing, CASC'2005, will be held in the city of Kalamata, Greece, in
September 12-16, 2005.

The methods of Scientific Computing play an important role in research and
engineering applications in the natural and the engineering sciences. The
significance and impact of computer algebra methods and computer algebra
systems for scientific computing has increased considerably in recent
times. Nowadays, such general-purpose computer algebra systems as Maple,
Magma, Mathematica, MuPAD, Singular, CoCoA and others enable their users
to solve the following three important tasks within a uniform framework:
(a) symbolic manipulation
(b) numerical computation
(c) visualization
The ongoing development of such systems, including their integration and
adaptation to modern software environments, puts them to the forefront in
scientific computing and enables the practical solution of many complex
applied problems in the domains of natural sciences and engineering.

CASC General Chairs:
V. P. Gerdt (Dubna), E. W. Mayr (Munich)

CASC'2005 General Chairs:
I. Z. Emiris (Athens), I. S. Kotsireas (Waterloo), M. N. Vrahatis (Patras)


From: Lars Elden <>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 15:09:45 +0100
Subject: Workshop in Copenhagen on Data Analysis


Welcome to the Sixth Workshop that will take place in Copenhagen
April 1-3, 2005. The main theme of the workshop will be


and the sub-areas are

1. Tensor models: algorithms and applications
Keynote talk: M. Alex O. Vasilescu, New York, "A Tensor
Framework for Computer Vision and Graphics".
2. Surrogate models
Keynote talk: Hans Bruun Nielsen, Lyngby, "Surrogate models:
Kriging, radial basis functions, etc.".
3. Linear Algebra and Statistics
Keynote talk: Søren Holdt Jensen, Aalborg, "Noise Reduction via
Truncated Matrix Decompositions".
4. Data analysis in applications
Keynote talk: Björn Persson, Foss Analytical, "Problems not
mentioned in the standard texbooks".

Abstract submission deadline: March 10, 2005.

Workshop web page:

Program committee:
Lars Eldén, Rasmus Bro, Per Christian Hansen, Hans Bruun Nielsen

For information, contact Lars Eldén (laeld AT or any
other member of the program committee


From: Iain Duff <>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 17:07:43 GMT
Subject: Workshop at CERFACS on Combinatorial and Scientific Computing

Call for Submissions.
Combinatorial and Scientific Computing (CSC05)

The Second International Workshop on Combinatorial and Scientific Computing
(CSC05) will be held at CERFACS in Toulouse, France, from the 21st to 23rd
June 2004. The workshop is held in cooperation with SIAM, CERFACS, INRIA,
and IRIT.

The invited speakers are Stan Eisenstat from Yale, Dan Halperin from Tel Aviv,
and Denis Trystam from Grenoble.

The call for contributed papers and posters is open, and participants are
invited to submit extended abstracts (up to 2 pages in length) via the web
before February 21st.

The registration fee (including coffee/tea breaks and good French lunches)
is 100 euros (50 for students). Inexpensive accommodation is available on
the Meteo France campus for those who request it, with preference given to
students. Registration is open beginning now until April 30th.

The web site for information, abstract submission, and registration is:
If you have additional questions about the workshop, please contact
Iain Duff, John Gilbert, or Alex Pothen (Co-Chairs), or Patrick Amestoy
(Local Arrangements Committee) by email.


From: Hasan Dag <>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 01:39:49 +0200 (EET)
Subject: Conference in Turkey on Computational Science and Engineering

Second Call for Papers
June 27-30, 2005
Istanbul Technical Universtiy, TURKEY

The 2005 Istanbul Computational Science and Engineering Conference (ICCSE-05)
is the second one of the conference series (Nankai University of China,
Istanbul Technical University of TURKEY, State University of New York (SUNY)
of USA) on Computational Science and Engineering.

These conference series aim to gather world's best minds in parallel computing,
computational mathematics, computational physics, computational biology,
chemistry, etc., to explore the frontiers of applying supercomputing to life
and physical sciences and engineering.

The program format of each site was thought to be different. The meeting in
China (August 2004, was solely based on the invited
talks. The one in Istanbul is divided into two: Half day for the invited
talks (plenary sessions) and half day for the parallel sessions.

The general topics are but not limited to:
Computer Science (Parallel, grid computing, data mining, geometric modeling,...)
Computational Science (Biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, ...)
Computational Engineering
Computational Mathematics (CFD, MD ...)
Computational Finance (database, ...)

Invited Speakers Affiliation

Tim Clark University of Erlangen
James Davenport Brookhaven National Laboratory
Yuefan Deng Stony Brook University
Jack Dongarra University of Tennessee
Alan Gara IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Matthias Mueller High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart
Diana Murray Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Ruben Landau Oregon State University
Shigemi Ohta KEK, Japan
Horst D. Simon Lawrance Berkley N. Laboratory
Robert Tüzün SUNY-Brockport
Osman Yasar SUNY-Brockport

Conference Series Chairs/Steering Committee
Hasan Dað
Yuefan Deng
Osman Yaþar
Leigh Little (co-chair)
Robert Tuzun (co-chair)

Local Organizing Committee
Hasan Dað (chair,
Lale T. Ergene (secretariat,
Aylin Konuklar
Ýrem Yaman
Ayþegül Kurþunlu
Þenol Piþkin
Umut Utkan
Fatih Yetkin


From: Winfried Auzinger <>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 09:23:04 +0100
Subject: Conference Honoring Hans Stetter at Vienna University of Technology

COSCOMP 2005: Conference on Scientific Computing
June 9-11, 2005, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

COSCOMP 2005 is organized in honor of the 75th birthday of
Hans J. Stetter. The conference will begin in the afternoon
of Thursday, June 9. It will consist of invited talks only.
There will be ample time for discussion and for social gatherings.

All talks will be held in the historical 'Boeckl-Saal' in
the main building of the Vienna University of Technology,
Karlsplatz 13, A-1040 Vienna, Austria.

More detailed information and instructions for registration will
sucessively become available at the conference website, see

COSCOMP 2005 will deal with current and future trends in Scientific
Computing through a number of invited lectures which will review
some of the currently most challenging problems in this field.
In particular, COSCOMP 2005 will feature an encounter of computer
algebra and numerical analysis, in line with the research interests
of Hans Stetter since the 1990's (evidenced by his 2004 book
'Numerical Polynomial Algebra' published by SIAM Press).

Dario Bini (Pisa)
Roland Bulirsch (Munich)
Robert Corless (London, Ontario)
Jack Dongarra (Knoxville)
Keith Geddes (Waterloo)
Linda Petzold (Santa Barbara)
Rolf Rannacher (Heidelberg)

Winfried Auzinger
Gabriela Schranz-Kirlinger
Christoph Ueberhuber
Ewa Weinmueller

Special Research Program F11 - AURORA,
Special Research Program F13 - Numeric and Symbolic Scientific Computing,
both funded by the Austrian Research Fund (FWF).


From: Jiun-der Yu <>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 11:36:19 -0800
Subject: Staff Position at Epson Palo Alto Laboratory

CFD Scientist:

Description: Epson Palo Alto Laboratory is seeking a research scientist to
join the device modeling group to develop CFD codes for multi-phase fluid
simulations. The general responsibility includes the modeling of physics
(moving surface, droplet evaporation, solid deposit, and so on), development
of CFD algorithms, and code implementation. The successful candidate will
work on interesting projects related to Epson's world-famous ink jet
technology and collaborate with people in top-tier universities. The developed
simulation code will be used in the design of Epson products.

Qualification: A Ph.D. in applied mathematics, chemical engineering,
mechanical engineering, or related fields. Strong background in fluid
mechanics, numerical methods, and applied mathematics is a must. People
with modeling/simulation experiences on multi-phase flows and droplet
evaporation are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply: Please send a complete CV (including a list of publication and at
least three people for reference), transcripts, and a copy of his/her best
technical paper to
Dr. J.-D. Yu
3145 Porter Drive, Ste 104
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1224
Fax: (650)843-9106


From: Nathalie Revol <>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 17:48:21 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Ecole Normale Superieure, Lyon, France



Other postdoc offers (cryptology, interval arithmetic) are
available and can be consulted at

Projet Arenaire / Laboratoire LIP (CNRS - ENSL - INRIA - UCBL)
Ecole Normale Superieure
46 Allee d'Italie
69364 Lyon Cedex 07

SUPERVISORS: Nathalie Revol (LIP-INRIA) (,
Gilles Villard (LIP-CNRS) (

The candidate will be hosted by the Arenaire team of the LIP


TO APPLY: please contact ASAP
Nathalie Revol (
and Gilles Villard (


From: Francoise Willien <>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 09:21:55 +0100
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Institut Français du Pétrole

Postdoctoral position in scientific computing at Institut Français du
Pétrole in basin modeling simulation.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send an application with c.v.,
references, and a publication list to:\\
E-mail :

Françoise Willien
Institut Français du Pétrole,
92852 Rueil Malmaison cedex, FRANCE

Visitez notre site Web / Visit our web site :


From: Francisco Villatoro <>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 16:11:12 +0100
Subject: PhD Student Position at the University of Malaga

PhD Student Position (DEADLINE 11 February 2004)

The Software Engineering Group of the University of Malaga (Spain)
has open positions for PhD students funded by the Spanish Ministry
of Education and Science, to work on the project:

"SELF: Software Engineering and Lightweight Formalisms"
Reference: TIN2004-07943-C04-01
Project coordinator: Ernesto Pimentel (

For further information on how to apply please consult the website:

or de official website of the Ministry:

Send your application (paper mail), to arrive BEFORE
February 10th, 2004 to the following address:

Direccion General de Investigacion
Ministerio de Educacion y Ciencia
Paseo de la Castellana, 160
28071 Madrid. Spain

such as it is indicated at:


From: Ronald F Boisvert <>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 12:23:13 -0500
Subject: Contents, ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software

Table of Contents
ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software
December 2004, Volume 30, Number 4

For more information, including abstracts and access
to full text, see

Efficient scaling for complex division
Douglas M. Priest
Pages: 389 - 401

Analysis and applications of Priest's distillation
Yves Nievergelt
Pages: 402 - 433

Automating the implementation of Kalman filter algorithms
Jon Whittle, Johann Schumann
Pages: 434 - 453

BACOL: B-spline adaptive collocation software for 1-D parabolic PDEs
R. Wang, P. Keast, P. Muir
Pages: 454 - 470

Computation of complex Airy functions and their zeros using
asymptotics and the differential equation
B. R. Fabijonas, D. W. Lozier, F. W. J. Olver
Pages: 471 - 490

Algorithm 838: Airy Functions
B. R. Fabijonas
Pages: 491 - 501

Algorithm 839: FIAT, a new paradigm for computing finite element
basis functions
Robert C. Kirby
Pages: 502 - 516


From: Theordore Simos <>
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2005 23:01:59 +0200
Subject: Contents, Applied Numerical Analysis and Computational Matheamatics

Contents, Applied Numerical Analysis and Computational Mathematics
Volume 1, Issue 2 (December 2004)

Articles in the Current Issue:

Editorial (p 341)
T. E. Simos

Original Papers

Region and Contour Identification of Physical Objects (p 343-352)
Annie Cuyt, Jan Sijbers, Brigitte Verdonk, Dirk Van Dyck

Extended One-Step Methods: An Exponential Fitting Approach (p 353-362)
M. Van Daele, G. Vanden Berghe

The Use of the l1 and l Norms in Fitting Parametric Curves and Surfaces
to Data (p 363-376)
I. Al-Subaihi, G. A. Watson

On Stability of Weak Schemes for Stochastic Differential Systems With
One Multiplicative Noise (p 377-385)
Marwan I. Abukhaled

Approximating Solutions of Equations Using Two-Point Newton Methods (p
Ioannis K. Argyros

Design and Analysis of Optimization Algorithms Using Computational
Statistics (p 413-433)
T. Bartz-Beielstein, K. E. Parsopoulos, M. N. Vrahatis

Preconditioning the Mortar Method by Substructuring: The High Order
Case. (p 434-454)
S. Bertoluzza, M. Pennacchio

Modified Moments and Orthogonal Rational Functions (p 455-468)
J. Van Deun, A. Bultheel

Phase Space Stability Error Control with Variable Time-stepping
Runge-Kutta Methods for Dynamical Systems (p 469-488)
Tony Humphries, R. Vigneswaran

Incomplete Cholesky Preconditioners with Band-Diagonalization for Sparse
Symmetric Systems (p 489-494)
Taku Itoh, Daichi Fujimoto, Takashi Kitagawa, Susumu Nakata

Signal Estimation from Observations Affected by Random Delays and White
plus Coloured Noises (p 495-506)
S. Nakamori, A. Hermoso-Carazo, J. Linares-Pérez, M. I.

Optimal Control of Geodesics in Riemannian Manifolds (p 507-515)
Roland Rozsnyo, Klaus-Dieter Semmler

A Moment-Based Method for Large-Scale Generalized Eigenvalue Problems (p
Tetsuya Sakurai, Hiroto Tadano, Yuichi Inadomi, Umpei Nagashima

Efficient Implementation of the Nelder-Mead Search Algorithm (p 524-534)
Saa Singer, Sanja Singer

A Local Supervised Learning Algorithm For Multi-Layer Perceptrons (p
D. S. Vlachos

Partitioned Linear Multistep Method for Long Term Integration of the
N-Body Problem (p 540-546)
D. S. Vlachos, T. E. Simos

Optimal Ship Routing Based on Wind and Wave Forecasts (p 547-551)
D. S. Vlachos


From: Fayssal Benkhaldoun <>
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 13:26:28 +0100
Subject: Contents, International Journal on Finite Volumes

Content: International Journal on Finite Volumes
online at :

A staggered finite volume scheme on general meshes for the generalized
Stokes problem in two space dimensions
Authors: Ph. Blanc, R. Eymard and R. Herbin

On the numerical simulation of multiphase water flows with changes of phase
and strong gradients using the Homogeneous Equilibrium Model
Authors: Florian De Vuyst, Jean-Michel Ghidaglia and Gerard Le Coqq

A staggered finite volume scheme on general meshes for the
Navier-Stokes equations in two space dimensions
Authors: R. Eymard and R. Herbin

A well-balanced numerical scheme for shallow-water equations with
topography : resonance phenomena
Authors: Ashwin Chinnayya, Alain-Yves LeRoux, Nicolas Seguin

Code Saturne: A Finite Volume Code for Turbulent flows
Authors : Frederic Archambeau, Namane Mehitoua, Marc Sakiz

Practical computation of axisymmetrical multifluid flows
Authors: Thomas BARBERON, Philippe HELLUY, Sandra ROUY

Some refined Finite volume methods for elliptic problems with corner
Authors : Karim Djadel, Serge Nicaise and Jalel Tabka
Fayssal Benkhaldoun
(33) 149 403 615
(33) 671 861 697
Symposium on Finite Volumes - Marrakech July, 4-8, 2005


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