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From: Karel Segeth <>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 09:18:51 +0100 (CET)
Subject: 2005 Babuska Prize


In December 2005, the Czech Association for Mechanics and the Union
of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists again awarded the I. Babuska
Prize for the best work in scientific computing submitted by students
and young scientists.

The Prize winner for 2005 is Dr Matej Leps from the Faculty of Civil
Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague. The work
honored is his PhD thesis "Single and multi-objective optimization in
civil engineering with applications."

Further winners were delivered diplomas of honor. The second position
was taken by Dr David Masin from the Faculty of Science of Charles
University in Prague who presented his papers "A hypoplastic
constitutive model for clays" (Int. J. Numer. Anal. Models Geomech.)
and "State boundary surface of hypoelastic model for clays" (Comp.
Geotechnics). The third was Dr Jan Pospisil from the Faculty of
Applied Sciences of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen with his
PhD thesis "On parameter estimates in stochastic evolution equations
driven by fractional Brownian motion."

Further diplomas of honor were delivered to MS theses. The first
position in this category was taken by Martin Ruzicka from the
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University in Prague
for his thesis "Interaction of incompressible fluid and moving bodies."

The second position was awarded to Jakub Sistek (Faculty of
Mechanical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague)
for his thesis "Stabilization of finite element method for solving
incompressible viscous flows," the third one to Marie Sadowska
(Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the
VSB-Technical University of Ostrava) for her thesis "Solution of
variational inequalities by boundary integral equations."

The prize as well as the diplomas are awarded every year and they are
connected with a financial support.

The prize was established in 1994 by an outstanding Czech
mathematician Ivo Babuska. He was born in Prague and after graduating
from the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Czech Technical
University in Prague he started his work in the Mathematical
Institute of the Academy of Sciences. He was appointed professor at
Charles University in Prague in 1968 and since fall 1968 he has been
working in the United States. Since 1995 he is at the Institute for
Computational Engineering and Sciences, University of Texas, Austin,
TX. His scientific work is focused on numerical and applied
mathematics and computational mechanics, and their use in practice.
His results in the finite element method belong to the fundamentals
of the method. He is the author of several monographs. In 1956 he
established the journal Applications of Mathematics published in
Prague. He also has initiated several famous scientific meetings
being organized both in Europe and the United States.

Professor Babuska has been awarded the Honorary Medal "De scientia et
humanitate optime meritis" by the Academy Council of the Academy of
Sciences of the Czech Republic on the occasion of his coming 80th
birthday. This Medal is considered the highest award a person can get
from the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

Karel Segeth


From: Joseph Traub <>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2006 18:10:26 -0500 (EST)
Subject: IBC Prize Nominations


This annual prize is for outstanding achievement in information-based
complexity. It consists of $3000 and a plaque and will be awarded at a
suitable location. The members of the prize committee
would appreciate nominations for the prize. Nominations may be
sent to However, a person does not
have to be nominated to win the award.

The deadline for the award is March 31, 2006. The award can be based on
work done in a single year, in a number of years or over a lifetime. The
work can be published in any journal, in a number of journals, or as


From: Are Magnus Bruaset <>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 13:43:09 +0100
Subject: New book on parallel solution of PDEs

Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations
on Parallel Computers

Are Magnus Bruaset and Aslak Tveito (eds.),
Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engingeering, vol. 51,
Springer, 2006

The main aspect of this book is to provide useful information on
parallel computing to researchers in applied sciences. In particular,
the book discusses issues that are relevant for those who need to solve
large problems posed in terms of partial differential equations. As the
cost of powerful Linux clusters has become affordable even for
investments in local resources, an increasing amount of research groups
seek to employ parallel computing. The book is intended to provide
useful resources for such purposes, acting as an overview of the field
and as an entry point to other literature. The contributors represent
leading research institutions in the United States and Europe.

For further details, including access to the preface and the table of
contents, see

Are Magnus Bruaset and Aslak Tveito
Simula Research Laboratory
Oslo, Norway


From: "Prof. T. Tang" <>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2006 11:03:51 +0800 (HKT)
Subject: 7th Intl Conf on Spectral and High-Order Methods (ICOSAHOM'07)

7th International Conference on Spectral and High-Order Methods (ICOSAHOM'07)
June 18- 22, 2007
Institute of Computational Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

The International Conference On Spectral and High Order Methods (ICOSAHOM) 2007
will be held from June 18-22, 2007, at Institute of Computational Mathematics
in Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. More information on the conference
will be available in the following few months.

The 7th ICOSAHOM will continue a tradition established through the organization
of the 1st ICOSAHOM by C. Canuto and A. Quarteroni in Como, Italy in 1989.
Following that, ICOSAHOM has subsequently been organized on a three-year basis,
with the second ICOSAHOM in Montpellier, France in 1992, organized by Y. Maday
and C. Bernardi, the third conference taking place in Houston, USA in 1995,
organized by R. Glowinski and R. Scott, and the 4th one in Tel Aviv, Israel in
1998, organized by D. Gottlieb and S. Abarbanel, and the 5th one in Uppsala,
Sweden in 2001, organized by B. Gustafsson. The last conference, ICOSAHOM'04,
took place in Brown, USA, in June 2004 and was organized by D. Gottlieb, J. S.
Hesthaven, G.E. Karniadakis and C.-W. Shu.

The scientific committee of the 7th ICOSAHOM consists of the following members:

Saul Abarbanel (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Mark Ainsworth (University of Strathclyde, UK)
Christine Bernardi (Paris IV, France)
Claudio Canuto (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Mark Carpenter (NASA, USA)
Michel Deville (EPFL, Switzerland)
Daniele Funaro (University of Modena, Italy)
Jan S Hesthaven (Brown University, USA)
George Karniadakis (Brown University, USA)
Yvon Maday (Paris IV, France)
Ernest Mund (Louvain, Belgium)
Alfio Quarteroni (EPFL, Switzerland)
Chris Schwab (ETH, Switzerland)

More information, including the list of invited speakers, will be avialable in
the 2nd announcement.

Best regards

The organizing committee

Zhong-Ci Shi (Chair) Chinese Academy of Sciences
Zhiming Chen Chinese Academy of Sciences
Tao Tang Hong Kong Baptist University


From: Manisha Dhanke <>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 16:55:33 +0530
Subject: Call for Papers, HiPC2006

13th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing
( HiPC 2006 )
December 18-21, 2006
Bangalore, India

The 13th annual IEEE International Conference on High Performance
Computing (HiPC 2006) will be held in Bangalore, India, during December
18-21, 2006. It will serve as a forum to present the current work by
researchers from around the world, and act as a venue to provide
stimulating discussions and highlight high performance computing (HPC)
activities in Asia. The conference has a history of attracting
participation from reputed researchers from all over the world. In
addition to technical sessions consisting of contributed papers, the
conference will include invited presentations, a poster session,
tutorials, and vendor presentations. Further information about HiPC 2006
and the HiPC series of meetings is available on the conference website at

HiPC 2006 will focus on all aspects of high performance computing. Topics
of interest include but are not limited to:
· Parallel and Distributed Algorithms
· Languages and Programming Environments
· Load Balancing, Scheduling and Resource Management
· Fault-Tolerant Algorithms and Systems
· Scientific/Engineering/Commercial Applications and Workloads
· Cluster and Grid Computing
· Peer-to-peer Algorithms and Networks
· Heterogeneous Computing
· Wireless and Mobile Computing
· Communication/Sensor Networks and Embedded Applications
· Emerging Computer Architectures
· Scalable Servers and Systems
· Power-Efficient and Reconfigurable Architectures
· Compiler Technologies for High-Performance Computing
· Operating Systems for Scalable High-Performance Computing
· Performance Evaluation and Analysis

Authors are invited to submit original unpublished manuscripts that
demonstrate current research in all areas of high performance computing.
The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag, Lecture Notes in
Computer Science, and will be available at the conference.

Best paper awards, sponsored by Infosys, will be given for outstanding
contributed papers in two areas: (a) Algorithms and Applications, and (b)
Systems. Further details about the call for posters, workshops, tutorials,
and exhibits as well as submission guidelines will be available at

April 05, 2006 Paper Submission Begins
May 05, 2006 Paper Submission Ends
May 12, 2006 Workshop Proposals Due
May 19, 2006 Tutorial Proposals Due


From: <>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2006 14:31:32 EET
Subject: Call for Sessions: Financial Optimization at EURO2006


21st European Conference on Operational Research
in Reykjavik, Iceland,
July 2-5, 2006

For EURO 2006 a Financial Optimization stream now in preparation and you are
cordially invited to participate, present a paper and exchange ideas with
others on all stages of this area of application developed by modern OR! This
stream will consist of six or more sessions which are going to draw a
state-of-the-art picture of Optimization Models and Algorithms applied to
Finance and its future challenges.The stream and session organizers represent
its backgrounds in both discrete and continuous time finance, along with
theory and methods in many financial applications. Special emphasis will be
given to methods drawn from all of OR. Papers in all aspects of optimization
related to finance are welcome.

Stream Organizers and Contacts:
* Ralf Korn (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany)
* Mustafa C. Pinar (Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey)

Furthermore, we will have a special theme for the whole conference:

OR for Better Management of Sustainable Development, Plenary and Semi-Plenary
Lectures, and a special issue of European Journal of Operational Research
(EJOR) for the conference proceedings.

Important Dates:
* Deadline for abstract submission: March 1st, 2006
* Deadline for early registration: April 1st, 2006


From: Erik Elmroth <>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 16:04:22 +0100
Subject: PARA'06: CFP Extended Deadline

Umea, Sweden, June 18-21, 2006
Call for Papers - Extended Deadline

PARA'06 is hosted by High Performance Computing Center North (HPC2N)
and the Department of Computing Science, Umea University, Sweden.
The main theme of PARA'06 is State-of-the-Art in Scientific and
Parallel Computing. Interesting topics include (but are not restricted
to) algorithms, software, tools, environments as well as applications
for Scientific Computing, High Performance Computing, Parallel
Computing, Grid Computing, and Interactive and Scientific

Extended abstracts are invited to be submitted for the PARA'06
workshop via the conference website:
A limited number of contributed minisymposia, talks and posters
will be selected for the workshop.

After the workshop, full original papers of at most 10 pages will be
reviewed for publication in the workshop proceedings to be published
in the Springer series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

* Extended abstracts (at most 4 pages): February 28, 2006
* Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2006
* The PARA'06 Workshop: June 18-21, 2006
* Proceedings papers (at most 10 pages): September 15, 2006

* Bo Kagstrom (Chairman), Umea University, Sweden
* Erik Elmroth (Coordinator), Umea University, Sweden
* Jack Dongarra, Univ. of Tennessee and Oak Ridge Nat. Lab., USA
* Jerzy Wasniewski, Technical University of Denmark


From: Jesse Barlow <>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 14:37:19 -0500
Subject: IWASEP VI--Registration and Abstract submission information

International Workshop on Accurate Solution of Eigenvalue Problems VI

Information Science and Technology Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

May 22-25,2006

Abstract Deadline: March 15, 2006

In cooperation with SIAM and with IMACS

Registration is now available!!

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together experts on accuracy issues
in the numerical solution of eigenvalue problems for four days of research
presentations and discussions. This is the sixth such workshop. The most
recent was held in Hagen, Germany, June 28-July 1, 2004.

The following researchers have agreed to give invited talks at IWASEP
VI:Christopher Beattie, Virginia Polytechnic and State University; James
Demmel, University of California at Berkeley; Inderjit Dhillon, University of
Texas; Mark Embree, Rice University;Gene Golub, Stanford University; Nicholas
J. Higham, University of Manchester; Plamen Koev, MIT; Volker Mehrmann,
TU-Berlin; Ren-Cang Li, University of Kentucky; Ilse Ipsen, North Carolina
State University; Beresford Parlett, University of California at Berkeley;
Danny Sorensen, Rice University; G.W. Stewart, University of Maryland.

In addition, the organizers welcome submitted presentations and posters that
are consistent with the theme of the meeting. To submit an abstract for a
presentation or poster, please visit the web page Deadline for abstracts is March
15, 2006. Some travel funding is available with preference given to graduate
students and new Ph.D.'s. On-line and mail-in registration forms are NOW
available through the web page This workshop
is supported by the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Mathematics
and Its Applications, and the Pennsylvania State University. For further
information please email


From: "Amnon J. Meir" <>
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 11:28:34 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Reminder SIAM-SEAS, Southeastern MAA Section Meeting

Reminder SIAM-SEAS, Southeastern MAA Section Meeting

This spring the annual meeting of the Southeastern Atlantic Section
of SIAM is being held jointly with that of the Southeastern MAA section
at Auburn University on Friday - Saturday, 31 March - 1 April.

The program includes short courses, four general sessions, several
special sessions, student posters and sessions, TA Rush, a career fair,
and the ever-popular Math Jeopardy. Details and current information
about the conference is at

This email is also to remind you that the deadline for submitting
titles and abstracts for contributed talks is Tuesday, 28 February. If
you have questions about the program, please consult the conference web
page and contact the appropriate individuals listed.

A. J. Meir
Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics
Auburn University


From: "Jose E. Castillo" <>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 10:49:13 -0800
Subject: Pan-American Studies Institute, Mexico 2006

III Pan-American Advance Science Institute (PASI III) in Computational
Science and Engineering in the State of OAXACA, Mexico July 16-28, 2006.

This NSF-DOE sponsored event will consist of a number of short courses and
is directed at 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. The grantees are expected to attend the Pan-American
Workshop in Applied and Computational Mathematics during the second week.
Please visit the event WEB site at

for details and pre-requisites.

Best Regards,
Jose E. Castillo PhD
Director / Professor
Computational Science Research Center


From: Lieven De Lathauwer <>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 11:23:45 +0100
Subject: Postdoc position, CNRS, France

We announce a one-year position for a postdoctoral researcher in the
area of signal processing. The position is financed by the French Centre
National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). The research topic is
multilinear algebraic methods for blind signal separation. The research
will be carried out at the ETIS Laboratory, Cergy-Pontoise (near Paris).
We are looking for candidates with a PhD degree in electrical
engineering or applied mathematics. The deadline for applications is
June 15. For a full announcement of the fellowship refer to:

Prospective applicants should e-mail their CV, publication list and
names and e-mail addresses of possible referees to

Lieven De Lathauwer
Research Associate CNRS
Lab. ETIS, Cergy-Pontoise, France


From: "Jose E. Castillo" <>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2006 18:07:18 -0800
Subject: Ph.D. Studies in San Diego

The Computational Science Research Center at San Diego State
University is looking for qualified applicants for its
interdisciplinary Ph.D. program ( joint with Claremont Graduate
University) in Computational Science.

We have financial support in the form of Teaching, Graduate and
Research Assistantships and Fellowships. Areas of interest include
Nonlinear Dynamics, Biomathematics, Soft Condensed Matter Physics,
Relativistic Astrophysics, General Relativity,
Material Sciences, Geophysics, Nuclear Physics and Physical Oceanography.

Please see our web page ( for details about our
program including application process, deadlines and faculty research

Best Regards,
Jose E. Castillo PhD
Director / Professor
Computational Science Research Center


From: Are Magnus Bruaset <>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 13:55:07 +0100
Subject: Open PhD positions at Simula Research Laboratory

The Department of Scientific Computing at Simula Research Laboratory
develops numerical methods and software for the solution of partial
differential equations (PDEs). Currently, we have three PhD positions
open from April 1, 2006.

Computational Geosciences (two open positions)

The PhD projects will address two different topics:
1. Coupled heat transfer, fluid flow, and deformation in porous media
2. Simulation models for deposition of sediments

Contact: Professor Are Magnus Bruaset (

Cardiac Computations (one open position)

The topic of the PhD project will be modeling and simulation of
mechanical activity in the heart.

Contact: Research Director Joakim Sundnes (

For details on required background and the application procedure, see


From: "Gladwell, Ian" <>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 08:12:59 -0600
Subject: Contents, ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software

Table of Contents
ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software
December 2005, Volume 31, Number 4

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

Special Issue on the The Advanced CompuTational Software (ACTS) Collection

FEMSTER: An object-oriented class library of high-order discrete differential
Paul Castillo, Robert Rieben, Daniel White
Pages: 425 - 457

A differentiation-enabled Fortran 95 compiler
Uwe Naumann, Jan Riehme
Pages: 458 - 474

DFTI---a new interface for fast Fourier transform libraries
Ping Tak Peter Tang
Pages: 475 - 507

PDE.Mart: A network-based problem-solving environment for PDEs
Mo Mu
Pages: 508 - 531

MATSLISE: A MATLAB package for the numerical solution of Sturm-Liouville and
Schrödinger equations
V. Ledoux, M. Van Daele, G. Vanden Berghe
Pages: 532 - 554

Algorithm 846: MixedVol: a software package for mixed-volume computation
Tangan Gao, T. Y. Li, Mengnien Wu
Pages: 555 - 560

Algorithm 847: Spinterp: piecewise multilinear hierarchical sparse grid
interpolation in MATLAB
Andreas Klimke, Barbara Wohlmuth
Pages: 561 - 579

Algorithm 848: A recursive fixed-point algorithm for the infinity-norm case
Spencer Shellman, K. Sikorski
Pages: 580 - 586

Algorithm 849: A concise sparse Cholesky factorization package
Timothy A. Davis
Pages: 587 - 591

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