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From: FranoisPELLEGRINI <>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 13:19:43 +0200
Subject: ViTE ("Visual Trace Explorer") 1.0 is out !

We announce the release, as libre/free software, of version 1.0 of
ViTE (Visual Trace Explorer) : .

With the ever increasing dissemination of multi-core architectures,
parallel and/or distributed applications are becoming the norm, so
as to use computer resources as efficiently as possible. Trace
collection and visualization is useful for developers willing to
debug and monitor the performance of their parallel applications.
Yet, most existing trace visualization tools are proprietary or
cannot handle large trace files.

ViTE is a powerful, portable and open-source profiling tool which
visualizes the traces produced of parallel applications. Thanks to
its scalable design, ViTE efficiently helps programmers to analyze
the performance of potentially large applications running on many
cores and communicating processes.

ViTE allows one to visualize traces written in the Pajé open format
(see Its features comprise
the ability to export views in the SVG format, so as to integrate
them easily into reports, and the production of statistics.

More information is available on the official website of ViTE : , or on the forge itself : .


From: George Anastassiou <>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 13:32:35 -0400
Subject: New Book, Fractional Differentiation Inequalities


Publisher: SPRINGER

with applications to FRACTIONAL ODE/PDE, 686 pages

for more please visit


From: Leroy Drummond <>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 22:22:26 -0700
Subject: DOE Advanced Computational Software Collection, LBNL, Aug 2009

Leveraging the Development of Computational Science and Engineering
Software Through Sustainable High Performance Tools
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), August 18-21, 2009

The Advanced CompuTational Software (ACTS) Collection comprises a set
of non commercial tools mainly developed at the Department of Energy's
(DOE) laboratories, sometimes in collaboration with universities. The
10th ACTS Collection workshop will be a four-day workshop and will
include a range of tutorials on the tools currently available in the
collection, discussion sessions aimed to solve specific computational
needs by the workshop participants, and hands-on practices using
NERSC's state-of-the-art computers. The workshop is opened to
computational scientists from industry and academia. Registration
fees are fully sponsored by the DOE's Office of Science. In addition,
DOE will sponsor travel expenses and lodging for a limited number of
graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For more information on
the workshop, please contact Tony Drummond at (510) 486-7624 or email
acts-AT-nersc-DOT-gov. This year's workshop will be held in
collaboration with CSE program at LBNL and the Center For Information
Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) at the
University of California, Berkeley.

- Application form:
- ACTS Collection information:
- LBNL's CSE program:
- Application submission deadline: June 26, 2009
- Application review completed and invitations sent: July 07, 2009
- Attendee confirmation of participation deadline: July 13, 2009
- Workshop Dates: August 18-21, 2009


From: Matthias Ehrhardt <>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 04:38:21 -0400
Subject: Workshop Coupled Models & Porous Media, Berlin, Oct 2009

1st International Workshop
"Coupled Models in Energy, Hydrological and Climate Research"
October 8-9, 2009, WIAS, Berlin, Germany

P. Angot, Université de Provence and CNRS, Marseille
H. Class (Universität Stuttgart)
A. Mikelic (Université Lyon 1), to be confirmed
P. Sochala (CERMICS, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees)
B. Straughan (University of Durham)

The planned scientific topics in the fields of modeling, numerical methods
and applications will include
* Coupling between free and porous media flow
* Coupling of flow and transport models
* Coupling of atmospheric and ground water models

There will be invited talks (length 40 minutes + 5 minutes for discussion)
as well as contributed presentations
(probably 25 minutes, 20 minutes talk plus 5 minutes for questions).
If you are interested in giving a contributed talk please send your tentative
title and abstract to Matthias Ehrhardt (
no later that July 31. We will request a registration fee of 40 Euros.

A selected number of contributions will be published in the Volume 2
of "Progress in Computational Physics" (PiCP) (see


From: Carsten Carstensen <>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 15:18:07 +0200
Subject: Job Advert: Head of Junior Research Group/Guest Professorship at Berlin

The DFG Research Center MATHEON "Mathematics for key technologies:
Modelling, simulation and optimization of real-world processes", and
the Department of Mathematics of the Humboldt-University Berlin are
inviting applications for the position of the

Head of Junior Research Group for Numerical Analysis
(postdoctoral research fellow) - Vgr. Ib -BAT-O nach Anw.TV HU or
guest professorship in case of equivalent qualification

The initial contract duration will be until May 31, 2010. After a
positive evaluation, an extension of the contract for further four
years is possible.

Several fields of Numerical Analysis at the heart of many mathematical
simulations in current key technologies involve ordinary, partial
stochastic differential equations, or variational inequalities and
their computation. The head of the junior research group should be an
expert in an area of Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing and
should also have expertise in at least one of the application areas of
the DFG Research Center MATHEON. He/She should be interested in
cooperating with engineers and scientists as well as industrial
practitioners and be ready to engage in applied projects and to
collaborate within the research center.

For the position of the head of junior research group, the DFG
Research Center MATHEON is looking for junior scientists who have
proven their scientific independence and who are building up their own
research program. The initial contract duration will be until May 31,
2010. After a positive evaluation, an extension of the contract for a
total of 6 years is possible. The position include funds to hire a
research assistant, plus money for travel and visitors. Salary will be
on the BAT Ib level and, assuming appropriate qualification, the
position can be upgraded to a guest professorship.

An intensive participation in the running of the Research Center and
in the scientific training of the younger researchers in the Center
will be expected.

For further information see

Please send your written application and the usual documents (reference
number: DR/044/09) a.s.a.p. to the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin,
Prof. C. Carstensen, Institut für Mathematik, Unter den Linden 6,
D-10099 Berlin.

The University envisages to ensure equal opportunity for men and
women, applications from female candidates with the advertised
qualifications are explicitly solicited. Severely disabled applicants
with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential treatment.


From: Charles Elliott <>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 19:12:50 +0100
Subject: Jobs and Fellowships University of Warwick

There are opportunities
at the Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick, UK:- 2 Fixed Term
(1 or 2 years) Assistant Professorships.

The department also seeks to support high quality applications for
EPSRC and EU Marie-Curie Post-Doctoral Fellowships.


Informal enquiries from potential applicants in numerical analysis,
computational applied mathematics, mathematical analysis, modelling
and PDEs with
applications in the physical and life sciences may be addressed to
Charlie Elliott ( or Andrew Stuart


From: Klas Markstrm <>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 15:52:40 +0200
Subject: Postodc position in finite element methods Umea University

Complete advertisement at

The successful applicant is expected to pursue
research in the area of finite element methods
with applications in solid and fluid mechanics.
The applicant is expected to be part of the
computational mathematics research group that
focuses on development of novel finite element
methods, in particular, adaptive methods for
multiscale and multiphysics problems, with
applications in science and engineering. The
research activities are interdisciplinary and
involve the combination of mathematics, computer
science, and applications. See
for further information.

The position is for a time period of one year
with a possible prolongation for another period
of one year. The post doc will be based at the
Department of Mathematics and Mathematical

To qualify for the position you need a PhD degree
in mathematics, computer science, or engineering,
preferably not older than five years.
Furthermore, the successful candidate should have
a strong background in finite elements and
excellent programming skills with experience in
C++, Matlab, and parallel programming, as well as
excellent communication skills. Since we strive
for a more equal gender distribution within our
department, we especially encourage female

For more information, contact professor Mats G.
Larson +46-09-786 5502,,
associate professor Klas Markström, +46-09-786
9721,, or associate
professor, Robert Johansson (Head of department),
+46-90-786 9365,
For a general presentation of the department, See also the International
office for a
general presentation of Umeå and the University.
The application should contain Curriculum Vitae,
copies of degree certificates, names and contact
details of at least two references, and short
accounts of scientific and pedagogic activities.
Scientific articles, and other documents the
applicant wants to refer to, should be attached.


From: Younghae Do <>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 02:58:00 -0400
Subject: Postdoc positions in Applied Mathematics at Kyungpook National Univ.

The Department of Mathematics at Kyungpook National University is excited to
announce its new Post-Doc program for WCU(World Class University) Project in
Applied Fluid Dynamics. WCU is higher education subsidy program of Korean
government to upgrade research level of Korean universities by generously
supporting a group of eminent international research scientists. Professor
Juan M. Lopez at Arizona State University who is prominent in Fluid Dynamics
will join our WCU project. It will continue five years until 2013.

We are soliciting postdoctoral research fellows to participate in this
exciting research program to study in the field of Applied Fluid Dynamics.
Applicants should be strong in Numerical computation of Partial differential

This is a one-year appointment and is renewable. The annual salary starts
from 24,000,000 Korean Won(the maximum salary - 42,000,000 Korean Won)
depending on the research experie nce and qualifications. Successful
applicants can get an incentive with their salaries as much as their

All applicants should include the following items:
a. Curriculum vitae
b. Publications list
c. Other materials as seemed necessary to evaluate applicant's research

To apply, send above items electronically to

Consideration of applications will continue the positions are filled
throughout the WCU Project.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact at the e-mail address above.

For more information about WCU Project of Korea, refer to the KOSEF web-
site. (


From: Alf Gerisch <>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 10:56:21 -0400
Subject: PhD/Postdoc position in Comput. Biology, University of Halle, Germany

Applications are invited for a two-year position in the Numerical Mathematics
Group at the University of Halle. The position is available immediately.

Research Topic: Multiscale structure-functional modeling of musculoskeletal
mineralized tissues (MMTs)

This project is funded within the DFG Priority Research Program SPP1420 on
"Biomimetic Materials Research: Functionality by Hierarchical Structuring of
Materials" and involves a close cooperation with the group of Prof. K. Raum at
the Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies at Charite
Universitätsmedizin Berlin. For more information visit

The ideal candidate should have a strong background in numerical mathematics
and scientific computing. Experience in computer programming (Matlab, possibly
Comsol Multiphysics) is essential and acquaintance with elasticity theory is a
plus. The position requires the willingness to engage in interdisciplinary
research and good (English) communication skills.

In line with the university's policy of equal opportunities, applications from
qualified women are particularly encouraged. Handicapped applicants will be
preferred in case of the same qualification. To apply (not later than 31 July
2009, review starts immediately) send full CV, cover letter, and contact
details of at least two scientists willing to provide a reference to:
Dr. Alf Gerisch, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg,
Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät III, Institut für Mathematik, 06099 Halle
(Saale), Germany.


From: Dirk Roose <>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 17:10:32 +0200
Subject: PhD/postdoc on Uncertainty propagation in multiscale systems, Belgium

Ph.D. or postdoctoral position on "Computational aspects of
uncertainty propagation in multiscale systems" at K.U.Leuven, Belgium

Many problems in science and engineering are characterized by the
presence of multiple scales. In the Scientific Computing Group at
the dept. of Computer Science, K.U.Leuven, we develop numerical
techniques for the simulation and analysis of multiscale models, with
emphasis on the 'equation-free framework' and RVE-based micro/macro

In a new project, we aim to quantify and to control the inherent
uncertainty at the coarse scale that originates from the use of
stochastic fine-scale models. Due to the fine-scale stochasticity,
propagates into the coarse model and how it affects the coarse
solution. The aim is to reduce this numerical noise, and to
investigate how to match the resulting errors with those resulting
from other sources, such as discretisation errors.

For this project we are looking for a candidate holding a masters
degree or PhD in either Applied Mathematics/Numerical
Mathematics/Scientific Computing or similar disciplines, who is
interested to work on this project, in collaboration with other
researchers in the group.
The position at the pre-doctoral level will be initially for one
year. After a positive evaluation, this position will be extended
for three more years. The position at the post-doctoral level is for
one year with the possibility of extension for a second year.
The position can commence immediately.

Interested candidates should submit their application by email to and to .

The email should contain a pdf-file as an attachment with the
following information:
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- a short description of your qualifications and experience (i.e.
courses, Diploma or Master thesis, PhD thesis)
- a letter describing your scientific interests related to the project
- names and email-addresses of one or two scientists willing to
provide a reference

Dirk Roose
Dept. Computer Science, K.U.Leuven
Celestijnenlaan 200A, B-3001 Leuven-Heverlee, Belgium



From: cmam <>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 13:40:45 +0300
Subject: Contents, Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics 9(2-3):2009

All papers are available at our web-site .

Contents Comp. Meth. Appl. Math., Vol. 9 (2009), No. 2

The determinant method for nonselfadjoint singular Sturm---Liouville
A.Boumenir (USA)

Method of lines approximations to Cauchy problems for elliptic
equations in two dimensions
M.Charton and H.-J.Reinhardt (Germany)

A defect correction method for the evolutionary convection--diffusion
problem with increased time accuracy
A.Labovsky (USA)

Numerical solution of systems of singularly perturbed differential
T.Linss (Germany) and M.Stynes (Ireland)

Error estimates on arbitrary grids for a 2nd-order mimetic
discretization of boundary-value problems for linear ODEs
J.P.Zingano (Brazil) and S.Steinberg (USA)

Error bounds for finite element methods with generalized cubic splines
for a 4-th order ordinary differential equation with nonsmooth data
A.Zlotnik and O.Kireeva (Russia)

Contents Comp. Meth. Appl. Math., Vol. 9 (2009), No. 3

Positive definite Hankel matrices using Cholesky factorization
S.Al-Homidan and M.Alshahrani (Saudi Arabia)

Ultraspherical differentiation method for solving system of initial
value differential algebraic equations
M.El-Kady and M.A.Ibrahim (Egypt)

A macro-kinetic hybrid model for traffic flow on road networks
M.Herty (Germany) and S.Moutari (United Kingdom)

Stability and monotonicity of difference schemes for nonlinear scalar
conservation laws and multidimensional quasi-linear parabolic
P.P.Matus and S.Lemeshevsky (Belarus)

Singularly perturbed convection--diffusion problems in one dimension:
bounds on derivatives
A.Naughton (Scotland) and M.Stynes (Ireland)

Numerical treatments for Volterra delay integro-differential equations
F.A.Rihan, E.H.Doha (Egypt), and M.I.Hassan (Egypt)

Image edge respecting denoising with edge denoising by a designer
nonisotropic structure tensor method
N.Santitissadeekorn (Australia) and E.M.Bollt (USA)

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