NA Digest Monday, May 20, 2013 Volume 13 : Issue 21

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From: CristbalBertoglio <>
Date: Fri, 17 May 2013 07:40:51 -0400
Subject: Cardiac Modeling Workshop, Germany, Jul 2013

We are pleased to announce the

1st International Workshop on Latest Advances in Cardiac Modeling

will be held in Munich on 10-11 July 2013 and will be hosted by the
TUM Institute for Advanced Study.

More information can be found here:

We kindly invite you the submit an abstract (max. 2 pages) until May
31st 2013.

Looking forward to your contributions and hoping to welcome you in
Munich in July,

Cristóbal Bertoglio & Wolfgang A. Wall
Institute for Computational Mechanics
Technical University of Munich


Date: Wed, 15 May 2013 09:16:46 +0200
Subject: GAMM Applied and Numerical Linear Algebra, Germany, Sep 2013

Workshop of the GAMM activity group "Applied and Numerical Linear

The next workshop of the GAMM activity group "Applied and Numerical
Linear Algebra" will take place at Bergische Universität Wuppertal (in
Wuppertal, Germany) Monday 9th to Tuesday 10th September 2013.

To register for the workshop please visit the workshop homepage at . The registration
deadline is July 15th 2013.

The workshop homepage also contains all the other relevant information
and latest news regarding the workshop (accomodation, important
deadlines, travel information, scientific and social program
etc.). The scientific program is planned to start with a plenary
lecture on Monday at 9 a.m. and closes Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m..


From: "L.G.Casado" <>
Date: Sat, 18 May 2013 09:58:40 +0200
Subject: Extended deadline, HPC and Optimization, France, Oct 2013

New hard deadline:

May 31: abstract (title, short abstract and authors) submission
deadline to
June 30: full paper (not more than 8 pages) submission
July 15: notification of acceptance
July 19: registration for the conference
July 31: final manuscript submission at IEEE CPS system
October 28-30: 3PGCIC conference

The webpage of the workshop is at

in conjunction with 3PGCIC:

High-performance computing is very important for optimization. Large
practical optimization problems unsolvable with a single computer due
to the limited time always exist. Therefore, high-performance
computers and distributed computing systems are very helpful. On the
other hand optimization is helpful to high-performance computing in a
broader scope allowing efficient exploitation of resources. This
workshop aims to bring together researchers interested in both
high-performance computing and optimization to discuss recent trend in
the area.

Topics: Parallel and distributed optimization algorithms; Parallel
global optimization; Parallel branch and bound; Parallel
metaheuristics; Parallel multicriteria optimization; Hierarchical
optimization algorithms; Efficient exploitation of parallel and
distributed systems; Optimization for cloud resource management;
Applications of parallel and distributed optimization


From: Per Lotstedt <>
Date: Fri, 17 May 2013 11:37:55 -0400
Subject: Tenure Track Positions (10), Uppsala Univ

The Faculty of Science and Technology at Uppsala University in
Uppsala, Sweden, is seeking ten future leaders in research and
teaching in a subject area within mathematics, computer science, or
the sciences, e.g. in numerical analysis, scientific computing, or
computational science and engineering. The description of the tenure
track positions and the application procedure are found at

The last date for application is June 23, 2013.


From: Stefanie Elgeti <>
Date: Wed, 15 May 2013 08:31:39 +0200
Subject: PhD Position, RWTH Aachen Univ, Germany

Simulation techniques have become an important instrument for the
development, design and quality assurance of engineering
components. Since its foundation in 2004, the Chair for Computational
Analysis of Technical Systems conducts active research at the
interface between mechanical engineering and applied mathematics. Our
main focus is the development and implementation of numerical
methods. Currently, we are searching for new doctoral candidates to
complement our group in one of the following areas:

Biomedical engineering: Modeling of blood flow and blood damage; Shape
optimization of biomedical devices; Fluid-structure interaction in
biomedical devices

Aerospace engineering: Static and dynamic aeroelasticity; Optimal
control and uncertainty quantification; Vortex-induced vibrations

Production technology: Modeling of plastics melts in injection
moulding, welding, or extrusion; Modeling of high-pressure die
casting; Shape optimization for mould-based manufacturing processes;
Heat transport in manufacturing processes

Requirement for the position is a university master's degree in
engineering, applied mathematics, physics or a similar subject, with a
superior academic record. Practical programming experience in Fortran
or C as well as in parallelization (MPI or OpenMP) are of
advantage. We expect you to contribute to general tasks at the
institute, such as teaching and advising master or project theses. In
particular, the teaching will involve the course Simulation Methods
for Mechanical Engineers, and requires knowledge of the German

The candidates will be employed as a full-time employee and must meet
required personal qualifications; the salary level is according to
TV-L E13 scale. The initial appointment will be for one year, but is
renewable for up to five years. Applications are being reviewed now.

Applications should be sent to:
Prof. Marek Behr
Chair for Computational Analysis of Technical Systems
Center for Computational Engineering Science
RWTH Aachen University,
Schinkelstr. 252062 Aachen
tel.: +49 241 80 999 01

Further information can be found on:


From: Communications in Math Sciences <>
Date: Fri, 17 May 2013 08:53:49 -0500
Subject: Contents, Communications in Mathematical Sciences, 11(3-4)

Communications in Mathematical Sciences (CMS)
Vol 11, No. 3, 2013
Table of Contents

Full articles are online at

A relaxation method for the pulsating traveling front simulations of
the periodic advection diffusion reaction equations, Min Tang

Optimal control of a simplified natural convection-radiation model,
Reni Pinnau and Oliver Tse

Stationary states of quadratic diffusion equations with long-range
attraction, Martin Burger, Marco di Francesco, and Marzena Franek

Kinetic derivation of a Hamilton-Jacobi traffic flow model, Raul
Borsche, Marc Kimathi, and Axel Klar

Subgrid-scale closure for the inviscid Burgers-Hopf equation, Ulrich
Achatz, Stamen I. Dolaptchiev, and Ilya Timofeyev

Long-time dynamics of the nonhomogeneous incompressible flow of
nematic liquid crystals, Xianpeng Hu and Hao Wu

Two spinorial drift-diffusion models for quantum electron transport in
graphene, Ansgar Juengel and Nicola Zamponi

On the Doi model for the suspensions of rod-like molecules:
global-in-time existence, Hantaek Bae and Konstantina Trivisa

Communications in Mathematical Sciences (CMS)
Vol 11, No. 4, 2013
Table of Contents

Full articles are online at

Uniqueness and regularity of steady states of the Boltzmann equation
for viscoelastic hard-spheres driven by a thermal bath, R. J. Alonso
and B. Lods

Transparent boundary conditions for locally perturbed infinite
hexagonal periodic media, Christophe Besse, Julien Coatliven, Sonia
Fliss, Ingrid Lacroix-Violet, and Karim Ramdani

Sub-sampling and parametric estimation for multiscale dynamics, Robert
Azencott, Arjun Beri, Ankita Jain, and Ilya Timofeyev

Global existence and asymptotic behavior of a model for biological
control of invasive species via supermale introduction, Juan
B. Gutierrez, Said Kouachi, and Rana D. Parshad

Analytical solutions for the free surface hydrostatic Euler equations,
A. C. Boulanger, M. O. Bristeau, and J. Sainte-Marie

Existence and large time stability of traveling wave solutions to
nonlinear balance laws in traffic flows, Shih-Wei Chou, John M. Hong,
and Ying-Chieh Lin

Well-posedness of the peridynamic model with Lipschitz continuous
pairwise force function, Etienne Emmrich and Dimitri Puhst


From: Oleg Burdakov <>
Date: Sun, 19 May 2013 12:11:55 -0400
Subject: Contents, Optimization Methods and Software, 28(3)

Table of Contents
Optimization Methods and Software (OMS),
Volume 28, Number 3 (June, 2013)
Special issue in honour of Professor Kees Roos' 70th Birthday
Guest-Editors: Tamas Terlaky, Etienne de Klerk, Goran Lesaja and
Dick den Hertog

Martin S. Andersen, Joachim Dahl and Lieven Vandenberghe, Logarithmic
barriers for sparse matrix cones, 396-423

Dimitris Bertsimas, Robert M. Freund and Xu Andy Sun, An accelerated
first-order method for solving SOS relaxations of unconstrained
polynomial optimization problems, 424-441

David Bremner, Antoine Deza, William Hua and Lars Schewe, More bounds
on the diameters of convex polytopes, 442-450

Coralia Cartis, Nicholas I.M. Gould and Philippe L. Toint, A note
about the complexity of minimizing Nesterov's smooth
Chebyshev-Rosenbrock function, 451-457

M. Chahim, R.C.M. Brekelmans, D. den Hertog and P.M. Kort, An impulse
control approach to dike height optimization, 458-477

Florian Jarre, On Nesterov's smooth Chebyshev-Rosenbrock function,

Etienne de Klerk, Marianna E.-Nagy and Renata Sotirov, On semidefinite
programming bounds for graph bandwidth, 485-500

S. Liao, van Delft and J.-P. Vial, Distributionally robust workforce
scheduling in call centers with uncertain arrival rates, 501-522

John E. Mitchell and Stephen Braun, Rebalancing an investment
portfolio in the presence of convex transaction costs including market
impact costs, 523-542

Yurii Nesterov and Yu Xia, Hessian distances and their applications in
the complexity analysis of interior-point methods, 543-563

Marielba Rojas, Bjorn H. Fotland and Trond Steihaug, Computational and
sensitivity aspects of eigenvalue-based methods for the large-scale
trust-region subproblem, 564-580

Manuel V.C. Vieira, Interior-point methods for symmetric optimization
based on a class of non-coercive kernel functions, 581-599

G.Q. Wang and G. Lesaja, Full Nesterov-Todd step feasible
interior-point method for the cartesian $P_* (\kappa)$-SCLCP, 600-618

Lipu Zhang, Yanqin Bai and Yinghong Xu, A full-step interior-point
algorithm for second-order cone optimization based on a simple locally
kernel function, 619-639

Zhisu Zhu, Jiawei Zhang and Yinyu Ye, Newsvendor optimization with
limited distribution information, 640-667

Forthcoming papers and complete table of contents:

Instructions for Authors and Online sample copy:

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