NA Digest Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Volume 12 : Issue 37

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From: Timo Heister <>
Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2012 11:01:17 -0500
Subject: Finite element software deal.II version 7.2 released

Version 7.2 of deal.II, the object-oriented finite element library
awarded the J. H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software, has been
released. It is available for free under an Open Source license from
the deal.II homepage at

This version has a large number of enhancements:
- A framework for matrix-free finite element computations, with
support for both intra-node parallelism and massively parallel
inter-node computations, together with two tutorial programs that
show how this can be used (step-37, step-48)
- A tutorial program demonstrating advanced techniques for
multiphase flow (step-43)
- Three tutorial programs showing how to solve variational
inequalities (the obstacle problem, step-41), finite strain
elasticity (step-44), and a rewritten intro to nonlinear problems
- Support for problems with codimension 2, for example for solving
problems on a line embedded into R^3
- Distributed triangulations now provide checkpoint/restart
- Support for parallel output using HDF5/xdmf
- More than 100 other changes and bug fixes throughout the library.

All main features of previous versions have been continued/improved:
- Extensive documentation and 45 working example programs
- Support for dimension-independent programming
- Locally refined adaptive meshes
- Multigrid support
- A zoo of different finite elements
- Fast linear algebra
- Built-in support for shared memory and distributed parallel
computing, scaling from laptops to clusters with 10,000s of
processor cores
- Interfaces to Trilinos, PETSc, METIS, UMFPACK and other software
- Output for a wide variety of visualization platforms.


From: Pavel Solin <>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2012 11:41:07 -0700
Subject: Hermes 1.0 released

After much hesitation and a coin toss, we are happy to announce the
first official release of Hermes2D. Hermes (HighER-order Modular
finite Element System) is a C++ library for rapid development of
adaptive hp-FEM / hp-DG solvers. The library was developed with
substantial DOE support as a tool for simple design of novel
space-time adaptive higher-order FEM and DG methods to solve
challenging multiphysics coupled problems in nuclear reactors. It can
be used to solve the Laplace equation in the unit square as well.

Features that might be of interest:
* Eight levels of automatic hp-adaptivity, all with arbitrary-level
hanging nodes, in spaces H^1, Hcurl, Hdiv or L^2.
* Database of around 30 time integration methods that can be switched
instantly without altering the problem definition.
* Each physical field can lie in any of the spaces H^1, Hcurl, Hdiv or
L^2, be defined in its individual subdomain, be discretized either
using hp-FEM or hp-DG, be discretized on its own mesh that evolves
in time independently of meshes for other fields.
* Strong support for meshes with curved elements.
* Monolithic discretization via novel adaptive multimesh hp-FEM/hp-DG
preserves all nonlinear physics on the discrete level.
* Assembling, solution and visualization parallelized via Open MP.
* There is a modern platform-independent engineering GUI to Hermes
based on Nokia QT called Agros2D (
* Hermes is available through the web browser in NCLab
( Complete functionality is available via Python
scripting. First interactive graphical modules are available for
linear elasticity, electrostatics, general linear second-order PDE.
* Interfacing to Trilinos and many matrix solver packages,
exception-safe APi and other standard features are included.

For more information, download, tutorial, and examples, visit


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2012 18:28:59 -0400
Subject: 2013 SIAM Prizes, Open Calls for Nominations

2013 SIAM Prizes - Open Calls for Nominations

The following SIAM prizes will be awarded in 2013 and currently have
open calls for nominations. Calls for nominations for these and other
SIAM prizes can be found at Please send inquiries and
nominations to the address given in each call.

To be awarded at SciCADE13, July 11-15, 2013
Nominations due October 15, 2012
Call for nominations:

Three to be awarded at the SIAM Annual Meeting (AN13), July 8-12, 2013:

Nominations due October 15, 2012
Call for nominations:

Nominations due October 15, 2012
Call for nominations:

Nominations due November 1, 2012
Call for nominations:


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2012 17:46:03 -0400
Subject: Gábor Szegõ Prize, Call for Nominations

The second award of the Gábor Szegõ Prize will be made by the SIAM
Activity Group on Orthogonal Polynomials and Special Functions
(SIAG/OPSF) at the 12th International Symposium on Orthogonal
Polynomials, Special Functions, and Applications (OPSFA 2013), to be
held in Sousse, Tunisia, from March 25 to March 29, 2013.

The prize was established in 2010 and will be awarded biennially by
SIAG/OPSF to an early-career researcher for outstanding research
contributions in the area of orthogonal polynomials and special
functions. The contributions must by contained in a paper or papers
published in English in peer-reviewed journals.

The prize will be awarded to a researcher who has at most 10 years
(full time equivalent) of involvement in mathematics since PhD at the
award date, allowing for breaks in continuity, or who, in the opinion
of the prize committee, is at an equivalent stage in their career.

The award will consist of a plaque and a certificate containing the
citation. As part of the award, the recipient will be invited to give
a plenary lecture at OPSFA 2013.

Nominations should be addressed to Professor Francisco Marcellán,
Chair, Gábor Szegõ Prize committee and sent with attachments to by September 15, 2012. A valid nomination
requires 1.) A letter of nomination signed by two members of the
SIAG/OPSF and 2.) the nominee's CV. The letter should indicate 3.)
the paper(s) cited for the work being recognized, explain the
significance of the work, and (in the case of multiple authors)
indicate the contribution of the nominee.

This call for nominations can be found at Open calls
for SIAM prizes:


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2012 13:26:25 -0400
Subject: New Book, From Vector Spaces to Function Spaces

Announcing the August 24, 2012, publication by SIAM of:
From Vector Spaces to Function Spaces: Introduction to Functional
Analysis with Applications, by Yutaka Yamamoto

xiv+268 pages / Hardcover / ISBN 978-1-611972-30-6 /
List Price $89.00 / SIAM Member Price $62.30 / Order Code OT127

“The material in this book is tightly put together and the writing
style is mathematically sophisticated and precise. The modern style of
exposition combined with the appendices result in a book that is
self-contained and an excellent reference and learning source." -- Jan
C. Willems, Dept of Electrical Engineering, Univ of Leuven, Belgium

This book provides a treatment of analytical methods of applied
mathematics. It starts with a review of the basics of vector spaces
and brings the reader to an advanced discussion of applied
mathematics, including the latest applications to systems and control
theory. The text is designed to be accessible to those not familiar
with the material and useful to working scientists, engineers, and
mathematics students.

Contents: Glossary of Symbols; Ch.1: Vector Spaces Revisited; Ch.2:
Normed Linear Spaces and Banach Spaces; Ch.3: Inner Product and
Hilbert Spaces; Ch.4: Dual Spaces; Ch.5: The Space L(X,Y) of Linear
Operators; Ch.6: Schwartz Distributions; Ch.7: Fourier Series and
Fourier Transform; Ch.8: Laplace Transform; Ch.9: Hardy Spaces; Ch.10:
Applications to Systems and Control; Appendix A: Some Background in
Sets, Mappings, Topology; Appendix B: Table of Laplace Transforms;
Solutions; Bibliographical Notes; Bibliography; Index.

To order, or for more information about this and all SIAM books,
please visit


Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2012 15:23:40 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: New Book, Numerical Algorithmic Science and Engineering

Numerical Algorithmic Science and Engineering: Foundations
and Organization by J.L. Nazareth

PSIpress, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.;
xx + 166 pages / Softcover / ISBN: 978-1-935638-30-8
List Price: PDF version: US$ 9.99; Paperback: US$ 16.99

This book lies at the intersection of computer science and scientific
computing, an overlapping area left untended after numerical analysts,
who played a significant role in the creation of computer science (CS)
departments in the nineteen-sixties, gradually drifted back to
departments of mathematics. It describes a discipline, emerging at
this interface, which brings together the fundamental concept of
`algorithm/universal-computer' derived from computer science and the
fundamental concept of `number' derived from mathematics. A synthesis
of the two defines the essence of numerical AS&E, and it is in this
context that the book a) develops conceptual models of numerical
algorithms, which are premised on the classical framework of
theoretical computer science, and b) addresses organizational issues,
in particular, the rationale for numerical AS&E and its placement
within the sciences, engineering, and mathematics.

Ordering information can be found at: .

There you will find a brief description, clickable thumbnails that
enlarge to the front and back covers, an opportunity to look inside
the book, author information, etc. In particular, the `look inside
the book' button will access the preface, an abbreviated TOC, and a
`View PDF' link that provides the complete frontmatter (covers,
preface, full TOC, and a detailed Introduction) plus a sample

Feedback sent to the author at the e-address in the message header
would be welcome.


From: JING LI <>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 11:37:37 -0400
Subject: Conference on Numerical Analysis, USA, Apr 2013

The conference "New Frontiers in Numerical Analysis and Scientific
Computing", will be held on April 12-13, 2013, at Kent State
University, Kent, Ohio, USA, on the occasion of Lothar Reichel's 60th
birthday and on the 20th anniversary of the journal ETNA.

Registration deadline for this conference is December 15, 2012.

The topics of this conference cover many areas of mathematics, where
Lothar Reichel has made profound contributions and ETNA covers
primarily, including: fast iterative solutions of large systems of
linear and nonlinear equations, iterative solutions of ill-posed
problems, solutions of inverse problems, large-scale eigenvalue and
singular value problems, structured problems in linear algebra,
orthogonal polynomials, quadratures, mathematics for liquid crystals,
and applications to biology.

This conference is supported by the National Science Foundation. A
number of travel supports are available to encourage participation by
individuals who lack other federal support, or who are students,
post-doctoral scholars, junior faculty, to enhance the breadth and
diversity of the participants. The support will cover all or part of
the participant's transportation and local lodging
expenses. Information on application of the travel support is
available on the conference website.


From: Oleg Burdakov <>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 10:19:14 +0200
Subject: Inverse Problems and Applications, Sweden, Apr 2013

Conference on Inverse Problems and Applications
Linkoping, Sweden, April 2-6, 2013

The aim of this conference is to present the state of the art in
Inverse Problems and to foster greater exchange of experience and
knowledge of applying inverse problem in different areas of

Main topics: Inverse Problems: Theory, Algorithms and Applications;
Identification in Partial Differential Equations; Inverse Scattering;
Computational Methods; Regularization Techniques; Inverse problems
with small parameters; Imaging Techniques.

Invited speakers:
Simon Arridge (University College London, UK)
Guillaume Bal (Columbia University, USA)
Victor Isakov (Wichita State University, USA)
Matti Lassas (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Daniel Lesnic (University of Leeds, UK)
Lennart Ljung (Linköping University, Sweden)
Zuhair Nashed (University of Central Florida, USA)
Mikko Salo (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
Otmar Scherzer (University of Vienna, Austria)
Gunter Uhlmann (University of Washington, USA)

Abstract submission deadline: November 5 2012
Notification: December 10 2012


From: "Kirsten Wilden" <>
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2012 08:24:42 -0400
Subject: Deadline Ext, Numerical Combustion (NC13), USA, Apr 2013


Call for Papers - Fourteenth International Conference on Numerical
Combustion (NC13)

Conference Name: Fourteenth International Conference on Numerical
Combustion (NC13)

Conference Co-chairs:
Mitchell Smooke, Yale University, USA
D. Scott Stewart, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Charles Westbrook, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

Location: Holiday Inn Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Dates: April 8-10, 2013

The Call for Presentations for this conference is available at:

Twitter hashtag: #SIAMNC13

October 8, 2012: Minisymposium proposals
October 8, 2012: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers

September 24, 2012: SIAM Student Travel Award Application

For additional information, contact the SIAM Conference Department at


From: Achraf Jabeur Telmoudi <>
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2012 18:55:30 -0400
Subject: CFP, CoDIT'13, Tunisia, May 2013

Call For Papers

CoDIT'13 : IEEE - 2013 International Conference on Control, Decision
and Information Technologies
May 6-8, 2013 at Hammamet, Tunisia.

CoDIT'13 will take place in Hammamet-Tunisia, a beautiful city of
jasmine, orange trees, and bougainvilleas. Hammamet is also known for
its fine sand beaches and its hydrotherapy centers.

CoDIT’13 aims to bring together researchers, computer scientists,
engineers, economists, mathematicians and industry researchers to
exchange their experiences and research results about all aspects
(theory, applications and tools) of Control, Decision and Information

Honorary Co-Chairs

General Co-Chairs
ABRAHAM Ajith, FENG Gang Gary, YALAOUI Farouk

Technical Program Co-Chairs
DOLGUI Alexandre, MESSAOUD Hassani, VIDYASAGAR Mathukumalli

Coordination Chair

Publication Co-Chairs
KARAMPETAKIS Nicholas P., KORBAA Ouajdi, TAYEBI Abdelhamid


From: Arjan Kuijper <>
Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2012 23:23:16 +0200
Subject: SSVM, Austria, Jun 2012

SSVM 2013
June 2nd - June 6th 2013
Schloss Seggau, Austria

We invite you to participate in the Fourth International Conference on
Scale Space and Variational Methods in Computer Vision (SSVM). The
conference will be held at the Schloss Seggau, Graz region, Austria,
June 2nd - June 6th 2013.

This biannual conference series is a merger of the Scale Space
conferences and the Variational Level Set Methods conference. The aim
is to bring together two different communities with common research
interests: the one on scale space analysis and the one on variational,
geometric and level set methods and their applications in image
interpretation and understanding.

Paper submission: 17th December 2012
Notification of acceptance: 15th February 2013
Deadline for camera ready paper: 2nd March 2013
Early registration: 2nd March 2013
Arrival: 2nd June 2013
Conference: 3rd June - 6th June 2013

Image analysis, Scale space methods, Level set methods, PDEs in image
processing, restoration and reconstruction, Inverse problems in
imaging, Compressed sensing, Stereo reconstruction, Shape from X,
Multi-Orientation Analysis, Perceptual grouping, Multi-scale shape
analysis, Implicit surfaces, Wavelets and Image decompositions,
Inpainting, Registration, Medical and other Applications, Surface
modeling, 3D vision, Optical flow, Tracking, Motion estimation,
Segmentation, Denoising, Enhancement, Cross-scale structure,
Sub-Riemannian geometry, Feature analysis, Selection of salient
scales, Differential geometry and Invariants, Mathematics of imaging


From: Simone Deparis <>
Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2012 16:01:56 +0200
Subject: ENUMATH 2013, Switzerland, August 2013

The ENUMATH 2013 conference* will be hosted by MATHICSE at EPFL
Lausanne from 26 August to 30th August 2013.

The European Numerical Mathematics and Advanced Applications (ENUMATH)
conferences are a forum for discussion of basic aspects and new trends
in numerical mathematics and challenging scientific and industrial
applications on the highest level of international expertise. They
started in Paris in 1995 and were subsequently held at the
universities of Heidelberg (1997), Jyvaskyla (1999), Ischia Porto
(2001), Prague (2003), Santiago de Compostela (2005), Graz (2007),
Uppsala (2009), and Leicester (2011)

Please visit the conference web page:

Invited speakers: Ruth Elizabeth Baker (Oxford University, UK); Eric
Cances (CERMICS, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Paris, France); Omar
Ghattas (ICES, Austin, USA); Ernst Hairer (Université de Genève,
Switzerland); Jan Hesthaven (Brown University, Providence, USA); Petr
Knobloch (Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Czech Republic); Dmitri Kuzmin
(Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany); Ilaria
Perugia (Università degli studi di Pavia, Italy); Rolf Stenberg
(Aalto-yliopisto, Helsinki, Finland); Barbara Wohlmuth (TUM München,

Public Lecture by Martin Vetterli (EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland)

15.02.2013: abstract submission
30.04.2013: Early registration
31.05.2013: registration deadline for speakers


From: Andreas Stathopoulos <>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 17:16:30 -0400
Subject: CFP, PMAA'12 special issue I.J.Comp.Math.

Special Issue of the International Journal of Computer Mathematics

Following the well attended conference on Parallel Matrix Algorithms
and Applications (PMAA12 --, we
solicit papers on PMAA12 track on Matrix Computations and Applications
for a Special Issue of the International Journal of Computer
Mathematics (Taylor & Francis). Papers submitted to the special issue
should have a strong scientific computing and numerical linear algebra
component. Papers in the following topics will be welcome:

* Hybrid direct-iterative linear solvers and multigrid
* Solving sparse linear systems with multiple right hand sides
* Solving sparse eigenvalue problems for many eigenvalues
* Computing functions of large matrices
* Statistical and engineering methods in matrix problems
* Matrix methods in optimization

Manuscripts will undergo the standard peer-reviewing process of the
journal. They must be submitted electronically via the online
submission system Authors are to
follow the instructions in the Guide for Authors. In particular, when
choosing the "Article Type" during the submission process, make sure
you select the type "Special issue: PMAA 2012 - London".

For additional information, please contact the Guest Editors:
Andreas Stathopoulos (
Paolo Foschi (
Cristian Gatu (

Deadline for submissions of full papers: October 5, 2012
Reviews due: December 22, 2012
Deadline for re-submission of revised papers: February 28, 2013.


From: "Jill Douglas" <>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2012 16:20:56 +0100
Subject: Lecturer Positions (2), Univ of Edinburgh

The School of Mathematics is seeking outstanding candidates for up to
two permanent lectureships in Applied and Computational Mathematics.
Exceptionally an appointment may be made at a higher level (UE09
Senior Lecturer/Reader). We expect candidates to have either an
established record of first-class research or to be able to
demonstrate excellent research potential. You should have research
interests which mesh well with those of existing staff. We are keen to
expand our portfolio in one or more of the following priority
directions: (a) numerical methods for stochastic or partial
differential equations, (b) geophysical fluid dynamics, and (c)
mathematical biology. You will contribute to our undergraduate and
postgraduate teaching programmes and to the supervision of
postgraduate students.

Interviews will be held during the period 3rd to 6th December 2012.

The posts are available at a mutually agreed date from 1 July 2013.

Salary Scale: £37,012 - £44,166 per annum. Exceptionally appointment
may be to Senior Lecturer level for which the salary scale is £46,846
- £52,706

Details are available at


From: Timo Betcke <>
Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2012 14:13:24 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position, Scientific Computing, Univ College London

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in
Scientific Computing/Numerical Modelling to work with Dr T. Betcke
(UCL Mathematics) and Prof S. Arridge (UCL Centre for Medical Image
Computing) on fast PDE solvers and inverse problems for image
reconstruction with applications to medical imaging. This is part of a
large interdisciplinary group, researching methods for Electrical
Impedance Tomography, Ultrasound and Optical Tomography, including
industrial collaboration.

The Research Associate will contribute to the development of forward
and inverse solvers and their numerical implementation for large-scale
problems. A strong background in mathematics, scientific computing or
related areas is required. In particular, candidates should have
experience with finite and or boundary element methods and inverse
problems. Software development experience in C++ is essential.

This post is available from 1 November 2012 or as soon as possible
thereafter, and is funded by the MRC from 1 November 2012 to 6 October
2014 in the first instance.

For further information and an online application form see

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Timo Betcke, tel: +44 (0)20
3108 4068, email:

The closing date for the post is 3 October 2012.


From: Emma Hacking <>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2012 05:07:54 -0400
Subject: PhD Positions, Analysis, Univ of Cambridge

Applications are sought for the Cambridge Centre for Analysis PhD
course in Mathematical Analysis starting in the 2013-14 academic year
based at the University of Cambridge.

We are looking for first-class applicants who are either doing (or
have completed) a Masters-level course in mathematics or a four-year
degree course in a mathematical subject, and who ideally have some
prior experience of studying mathematical analysis.

The Cambridge Centre for Analysis is a Centre for Doctoral Training
based at the University of Cambridge, funded by the UK Engineering and
Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The Centre offers a unique
four-year PhD programme spanning pure, stochastic, computational and
applied analysis.

We believe that excellence in mathematical analysis requires a very
broad basis and our aim is to train students to be able and willing to
deploy a very wide range of techniques. This unique course has an
emphasis on team working and communication, alongside personal effort
and excellence, to foster a spirit of breadth and collaboration.

Positions are funded by either EPSRC studentships, University of
Cambridge scholarships or other means.

The closing date for applications is 15th January 2013 and there is an
Open Day for prospective applicants on 29th November 2012.

To find out more, visit or our
Facebook page

If you have any questions or queries, or would like to attend the open
day, please email


From: Martin Berzins <>
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2012 17:26:06 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Contents, Applied Numerical Mathematics, 62(11)

Applied Numerical Mathematics Volume 62, Issue 11
Pages 1605-1684, November 2012

1. Dirichlet-to-Neumann and Neumann-to-Dirichlet methods for
eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of the Laplace operator, Pages
1605-1619 Sebastian Bielski

2. Spectral analysis of the continuous and discretized heat and
advection equation on single and multiple domains, Pages 1620-1638
Jens Berg, Jan Nordstrom

3. Remarks on the stability of Cartesian PMLs in corners, Pages
1639-1653 Eliane Becache, Andres Prieto

4. Fast derivative computation using smooth X-splines, Pages 1654-1662
M.P. Ramachandran

5. Monotonicity and asymptotics of zeros of Sobolev type orthogonal
polynomials: A general case, Pages 1663-1671 Kenier Castillo, Mirela
V. Mello, Fernando R. Rafaeli

6. On the determination of the right-hand side in a parabolic
equation, Pages 1672-1683 A. Ashyralyev, A.S. Erdogan, O. Demirdag

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