NA Digest Monday, June 11, 2007 Volume 07 : Issue 24

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From: Philippe Chartier <>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2007 10:21:02 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations: John Butcher Award in Numerical Analysis

To all student participants to SciCADE07

This is to remind you that all student participants presenting papers are
eligible to be considered for the John Butcher Award in Numerical Analysis.
This award carries a prize of 500 euros. If you are the supervisor of a
student who is taking part in SciCADE, or if you are a student participant
yourself, I am pleased to inform you that the closing date for entries has
been extended to 23 June.

Philippe Chartier
Chair of ISC for SciCADE07


From: "Weerd-Wilson, Donna de" <>
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2007 16:30:17 +0200
Subject: Elsevier apology for misattribution of quotes on book

In the book, "Introduction to Precise Numerical Methods, 2nd edition" by
Oliver Aberth (ISBN: 978-0-12-373859-2) two quotations appeared which
were misattributed to Dr. Grady Wright (University of Utah) and Dr. Guus
Jacobs (Brown University).

Elsevier deeply regrets this error and has taken immediate steps to
remedy this situation by reprinting the book.

We would like to formally apologise to Dr. Wright and Dr. Jacobs for the
inappropriate use of their names and thank them for bringing this matter
to our attention.


From: "T.Terlaky" <>
Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2007 23:05:39 -0400
Subject: Early registration deadline ICCOPT07-MOPTA07, Aug 2007

The Second International Conference on Continuous Optimization
of the Mathematical Programming Society
August 12-16, 2007, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

This mail is to remind you that although the early registration deadline has
passed, due to repeated requests the early-bird registration is set to
Friday, 15 June 2007. Not to miss the deadline do register ASAP at:

The very preliminary program, in different forms can be found at:
and the links from there.
Please not that this is a preliminary, and still incomplete schedule,
the final schedule will be available at the same page by July 20, 2007.

With 10 parallel sessions the program is full, but still possible to submit
poster presentations and register for the Summer School

-- Summer School for graduate students: August 11-12, 2007
-- Conference begins with registration: August 12, 2007.
-- Conference adjourns: 5pm, August 16, 2007.
-- Optional Post-Conference Niagara Tour: Friday, August 17, 2007

We are looking forward to welcoming you at
ICCOPT-II / MOPTA-07, August 2007 in Hamilton at McMaster University.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee
Tamás Terlaky, (Chair, McMaster University)
Henry Wolkowicz,, (Chair program committee, U. Waterloo)
Please send enquiries to: Janet Delsey <>


From: Barb Autterson <>
Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2007 14:55:47 -0400
Subject: SHARCNET Summer School 2007

Announcing: SHARCNET Summer School 2007
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
June 18-22, 2007

**NOTE: Call for Peer Talks Deadline Extended!!!**

SHARCNET Summer School 2007

Enroll now at SHARCNET's first summer school! An intensive,
lab-oriented, hands-on, series of workshops aimed at providing members
of the SHARCNET community with the opportunity to explore issues of
system design, programming and usability within our high performance
computing environment.

This first summer school offering features a curriculum aimed at
providing basic literacy in parallel development, in both cluster(MPI)
and SMP(OpenMP/pthreads) environments. Topics of more general interest,
such as shell scripting and data visualization, round out the offerings.
Attendees can mix and match the courses most suitable to their needs
and interests, and to maximize the value to students in particular we
offer subsidized on-campus housing <u>included</u> in your registration
fee (applies only to early-bird pre-registrations to non-local students
made prior to June 8, 2007).

* four full days of scheduled, laboratory-based instruction on a variety
of topics relevant to development for, or use of SHARCNET resources
(computational or otherwise)
* intensive two day introduction to cluster programming using MPI
* full day of course work dedicated to shared-memory development using
OpenMP or pthreads
* all courses taught by SHARCNET technical staff
* coffee breaks, snacks and lunches included in registration
* early bird registrations for students not local to Hamilton optionally
include accommodation in on-campus housing
* limited travel assistance available for students traveling a
significant distance

Together with High Performance Computing Day (held in conjunction with
the summer school, however open to the SHARCNET community at large), the
2007 SHARCNET Summer School presents a unique opportunity for learning
across a broad cross-section of the SHARCNET community and we look
forward to seeing you at this first of an annual educational event.

Full details available at event Web Site:
Contact e-mail


From: Rene Schneider <>
Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2007 07:16:50 +0200
Subject: Call for papers: Chemnitz FEM Symposium 2007, Sep 2007

Dear NA Digest readers,

we would like to inform you that the registration website for the

20th Chemnitz FEM Symposium
September 24 - 26, 2007

is now open. Registration deadline is July 13th.

From the first announcement:
This years symposium is the 20th of its kind. To celebrate this jubilee
the symposium will be held in a special location,
Schlosshotel Klaffenbach,
a beautiful castle near Chemnitz, Germany, and it is planned that the
conference proceedings will be published in a special volume of ETNA
(Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis).

Scientific Topics: Finite Elements, including (but not limited to)
error estimators, high order methods, parallel implementations.

This year special emphasis is on:
* Computational Fluid Dynamics
* Contact problems and large deformations
* Mortar methods / Discontinuous Galerkin methods
* Solvers and preconditioners

Invited Speakers:
* Lutz Tobiska (Magdeburg)
* Ralf Kornhuber (Berlin)
* Peter Hansbo (Goeteborg)
* Arnold Reusken (Aachen)

Deadlines, registration and further Information:


With best regards

Arnd Meyer
on behalf of the organising committee


From: Mladen Rogina <>
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2007 08:07:28 -0400
Subject: Call for papers, Numerical Analysis and Geometric Integration, Sep 2007

Seminar on Numerical Analysis and Geometric Integration, first announcement:

Dept. of Mathematics and Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval
Architecture, University of Zagreb, Croatia are co-organizing a one day
seminar on Numerical Analysis and Geometric Integration, to be held in
Zagreb, September 7th 2007. All relevant information can be found via web,
the address being:

Some brief information is as follows:

Exchange of ideas and new developments in various areas of Numerical
analysis, with an emphasis on geometric methods. Recent meetings had topics
like geometric interpolation, geometric integration, delay differential
equations, harmonic analysis, splines, but other topics are welcome.

All interested in attending this seminar are kindly requested to send an e-
mail to Mladen Rogina ( Abstracts of the talks should be
sent as an attachment in .pdf format to the same address, no latter then
July 15, 2007. There is no registration fee, but because of the tight
schedule organizers will make a selection of the talks, as well as limit the
time for the talk to 20--25 minutes, depending on the number of

Organizing committee: Mladen Rogina, Bojan Orel, Syvert P. Norsett, Sanja

Deadlines: July 15, 2007.


From: Prof Daoud S Daoud <>
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2007 09:04:11 -0400
Subject: Second Call for Papers: Additive and Multiplicative Operator Splitting

Call For Papers
International Journal of Computational Science (IJCS)

Special Issue: Additive and Multiplicative Operator Splitting

Guest Editor:
Prof. Daoud S Daoud

Several time stepping methods have been introduced to approximate the
two or three dimensional parabolic equations (linear or non linear) by
the finite difference method, finite element or other approximation
methods. These time stepping methods treat the space variables
individually such as Alternating Direction Implicit method. The
concepts have been developed to present the fundamentals of the
Locally One Dimensional (LOD) or Fractional Splitting (FS) methods.
The classical FS methods reduce and simplify the computing of multi
dimensional problem into fractional time steps according to each
spatial variable. So far, the studies have been motivated on improving
the accuracy and modifying the algorithm for better performance to
solve Multi Dimensional Time Dependent problems and to provide
parallelism for the solution with respect to each spatial variable
called Multiplicative Operator Splitting Method. The most recent the
trend in this area is to set up the Splitting algorithm in order to
incorporate with the current development in the Parallel Computation,
this class of splitting is named as Additive Operator Splitting
Methods. This trend has received great attention to simplify the
solution of engineering model problems such as, Maxwell’s equation,
Fluid flow, Image Processing etc. In specific applications the
operator splitting increased the range of stability and in other
applications provides unconditional stable algorithms which enhanced
the advantages in addition to the simplicity of the algorithm for
solving multi dimensional problems. Also, the Operator splitting has
also been considered for solving linear or non linear algebraic linear
systems generated from multi dimensional problems. The algorithms are
also designed effectively to meet with the recent parallel
computational approaches. It is implicit with the subject of the
special issue that contributions should address the combination and
application of different Splitting Algorithms and concepts to solve
different problems of engineering applications. In contrast to
standard research in computational mathematics, also negative results
- e.g., a splitting shows reductions in the stability range, poor
performance for the solution of large sparse linear systems generated
from discretizations methods - are of considerable importance as well.
In summary, with this special issue we aim at high quality articles
from different areas related to Operator Splitting with Engineering
Application justified by Computational Results that give good examples
for carefully designed, well implemented and wellanalyzed splitting
algorithms for time dependent problems or solving algebraic linear

* Fluid Flow Problems
* Maxwell Equations
* Burgers Equations
* System of Heat Equations
* Inverse Control Problems
* Non linear local Boundary conditions
* Non Linear Parabolic Problems
* Schrödinger Equation
* Determination of unknown time dependent coefficient in Convection
Reaction Diffusion Equation
* Parallel Splitting
* Image Processing
* Heat Equations
* Forward Backward Heat Equations

Researchers are invited to submit papers that make a significant
contribution to the field and that are ideally be between 10 and 20
pages long to Please use the subject "Operator
Splitting Special Issue Paper Submission". Every paper will be
reviewed by at least two reviewers. Source code and problem instances
should (if relevant) be made available on the Internet. It is
recommended to use the IJCS style files when preparing the submission.

Submission of papers: October 1, 2007
Notification of acceptance: December 15, 2007
Camera-ready papers: January 15, 2008
Publication of the Special Issue: 3rd Quarter of 2008


From: Vadim Olshevsky <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 13:21:12 -0400
Subject: CFP, Volume on Numerical Linear Algebra in Signals, Systems and Control

Call for papers. "Numerical Linear Algebra in Signals, Systems and Control"

The full announcement can be found at or
its mirror

The organizing committee of the conference on Numerical Linear
Algebra in Signals, Systems and Control held in Kharagpur, India,
January 2007 is pleased to announce that a special volume associated
with the conference will be published in the series Lecture Notes in
Electrical Engineering by Springer-Verlag. A core of the volume will
be based on the papers of invited speakers and participants of
NLASSC as well as on several invited papers written by well-known
experts. However, the volume is open to submissions of contributed
papers by the authors who did not participate in NLASSC'07 if the
papers are consistent with the scope of the meeting.

The volume will be dedicated to Professor Biswa Nath Datta who was
honored in an IEEE Banquet ceremony at NLASSC in appreciation to his
interdisciplinary contributions, blending linear and numerical
linear algebra with control and systems theory.

The Scope The editors welcome two types of submissions: Original
research papers relevant to the scope of the NLASSC area; Survey
articles if they contain a state-of-the-art review of important
directions of contemporary research. The editors welcome submissions
of papers both by the authors who participated in the conference,
and by those who did not. All papers will be refereed.

Deadline: October 31, 2007.

Editorial policy: Due to space limitations, it is recommended that
papers be limited to 25 journal pages. Longer papers can be
considered but authors should be aware that such papers are harder
to referee and therefore take more time to review.

Electronic submission of a manuscript. The prospective authors are
invited to submit their contributions via email directly to any of
the following five editors:
- Shankar Bhattacharyya (Texas A&M University),
- Raymond Chan (Chinese University of Hong Kong),
- Paul Van Dooren,Editor-in-Chief(Universite Catholique de Louvain),
- Vadim Olshevsky (University of Connecticut)
- Aurobinda Routray (IIT Kharagpur)

For the important details on electronic submissions please visit or its mirror


From: Peter K Jimack <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 08:56:47 -0400
Subject: Research Fellow Position in Scientific Computing (Leeds, UK)

A five year post-doc position is available within the Scientific Computing group
in the School of Computing at the University of Leeds from September 1st 2007
(or a mutually agreeable time after that date). Candidates should possess a PhD
in Scientific Computing, Numerical Analysis or a related subject, and have an
interest and expertise in computational methods for the solution of partial
differential equations (preferably some aspect of finite element methods,
adaptive techniques, fast solvers or parallel algorithms).

Further details are available from:

The closing date for applications is July 5th 2007.


From: Stevan Dubljevic <>
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2007 13:58:00 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Postdoc position in Computational Cardiology

We invite applications for a postdoctoral research fellow in the Division
of Cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. The
successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with
scientists from many disciplines (physicists, engineers, medical

The applications we study require simulations at a
very large scale (the entire heart or parts of the anatomical heart).
These accurate full-scale simulations, with the large number of unknowns,
are performed on fully resolved grids.

We currently have Finite Element Method based code developed in C++ using
explicit numerical schemes. The candidate will develop improvements in
code performance and, generally, develop numerical schemes to handle
nonlinear wave propagation in 3D diffusion-reaction systems. Finally, the
visualization of the results and ability to explore and inspect data by
visual and computational tools is an integral part of this position.

Candidate should have a Ph.D. degree preferably from engineering,
mathematics or physics background.
The essential skills for this position is knowledge of:

* Finite Element Method
* Computer programming in C++
* Numerical techniques for solving nonlinear PDEs

Postdoctoral position is for one year increment renewable up to 2 years
(salary $33,000+benefits).

Please send your CV, a cover letter describing your background and
research interests, and
the names and email addresses of at least 2 references to:
Stevan Dubljevic, M.S., Ph.D.
UCLA Division of Cardiology
BH-307 CHS
650 Charles E. Young Drive S.
Los Angeles, CA 90095
fax: (310)206-9133


From: Ronald Cools <>
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2007 16:18:34 +0200
Subject: PhD position at Dept. Comp. Sci., K.U.Leuven (Belgium)

The Department of Computer Science, K.U.Leuven (Belgium) has an open position
for a PhD student with a background in applied mathematics, to participate
in a research project on "The development and implementation of quasi-Monte
Carlo techniques for large scale and real-time applications"

Key words: quasi-Monte Carlo simulation, multivariate numerical integration

More information about this vacancy is available at the top of

For general information about PhD's at K.U.Leuven, see .


From: Communications in Math Sciences <>
Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2007 15:30:43 -0500
Subject: Contents, Comm. Math. Sci. Vol 5, No. 2, June 2007

Communications in Mathematical Sciences (CMS)
Vol 5, No. 2, June 2007
Table of Contents
full articles are online at

Regular Articles

* Yan-ze Peng and E.V. Krishnan
New exact solutions for the cubic-quintic nonlinear Schrodinger equation

* Kenneth H. Karlsen, Michel Rascle and Eitan Tadmor
On the existence and compactness of a two-dimensional resonant system of
conservation laws

* B. Ducomet and A. Zlotnik
On stability of the Crank-Nicolson scheme with approximate transparent
boundary conditions for the Schrodinger equation, Part II

* Rada Maria Weishaeup, Christian Schmeiser, Peter A. Markowich and Juan
Pablo Borgna
A Hermite pseudo-spectral method for solving systems of Gross-Pitaevskii

* Chi-Kwong Li, Ren-Cang Li and Qiang Ye
Eigenvalues of an alignment matrix in nonlinear manifold learning

* Komla Domelevo and Philippe Villedieu
A hierarchy of models for turbulent dispersed two-phase flows derived
from a kinetic equation for the joint particle-gas pdf

* Pierre Degond and Bernt Wennberg
Mass and energy balance laws derived from high-field limits of
thermostatted Boltzmann equations

* Ren-Junn Hwang and Feng-Fu Su
An efficient modulo p multiplication algorithm with moderate factors of
p+1 and p-1

* R.E. Lee Deville and Eric vanden-Eijnden
Self-induced stochastic resonance for Brownian ratchets under load

* David M. Ambrose and Nader Masmoudi
Well-posedness of 3D vortex sheets with surface tension

* Ansgar Jungel and Josipa Pina Milisic
Physical and numerical viscosity for quantum hydrodynamics

Fast Communications

* Laurent Gosse
The numerical spectrum of a one-dimensional Schrodinger operator with
two competing periodic potentials

* Beniot Perthame and Lenya Ryzhik
Moderate dispersion in scalar conservation laws

* Eric vanden-Eijnden
On projective integration methods and HMM-like integrators for systems
with multiple time scales

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