**Today's Topics:**

- Club Modulef
- Karmarkar's Algorithm
- Special Issue of LAA
- Position at N. C. State
- Sparse Matrix Symposium in Japan
- Conference on Iterative Methods

Date: Mon, 19 Oct 87 09:20:07 edt

From: Greg Astfalk <ga@pruxd>

To: na@score.stanford.edu

Can anyone furnish information about "Club Modulef." This is a

group of French (and possibly other) universities and industries.

The common goal is producing and distributing a collection of FEM

codes for fluid flow, elasticity, etc.

I am most interested in any English language references. Those

I have seen cited are all in French. If anyone has the code(s) or

has used them, comments would be appreciated.

Greg Astfalk

AT&T

PO Box 900

Princeton, NJ 08540

609-639-2575

uucp: ihnp4!pruxd!ga

arpa: ga%pruxd@princeton.edu

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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 87 08:42:01 PDT

From: David Donoho <donoho@bach.Berkeley.EDU>

To: NA@score.stanford.edu

Is there a public domain version of Karmarkar's Algorithm for

linear programming available (i.e. ready to run code?) Is there

a version that can be bought. I've heard many researchers are experimenting

with it; has it advanced to the stage of being reliable and robust

software?

David Donoho, Statistics, UC Berkeley

donoho%bach@Berkeley.EDU

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Date: Tue, 20 Oct 87 10:58:34 +0200

From: Paul Fuhrmann <paf%BENGUS.BITNET@wiscvm.wisc.edu>

To: na%score.stanford.edu@RELAY.CS.NET

LINEAR ALGEBRA AND ITS APPLICATIONS - SPECIAL ISSUE

LINEAR SYSTEMS AND CONTROL

In view of the success of the 1983 special issue on Linear

Systems and Control we think the time is ripe for another issue

which will also focus on those areas of Systems and Control

Theory, Signal Processing and Numerical Algebra where methods of

Linear Algebra are relevant. Note that we use Linear Algebra in

the wide sense, thus topics which are linear algebraic in flavour

but where analytic techniques are used, such as much of

H-infinity theory, are not only acceptable but are solicited.

Contributions are invited. Papers should meet the publications

standards of Linear Algebra and Its Applications, and they will

be refereed in the usual way. This announcement will be made

public at some professional meetings, on the E-LETTER

on Systems, Control and Signal Processing published by B. W.

Dickinson and E. D. Sontag and the NA-Net distributed from

Stanford. This is done to meet the planned

publication date. We are hoping to receive both papers

describing significant new results and well written survey papers

on a relevant topic within the outlines of the special issue.

Appropriate areas include:

Polynomial matrices, rational functions.

Realization theory in its various forms (deterministic, partial,

stochastic).

Inverse scattering.

Large scale or structured systems.

Geometric methods.

Control design methods.

Model reduction.

Stability and quadratic forms, Bezoutians.

Hankel and Toeplitz operators and related operators.

Recursive methods. Interpolation problems.

Fast algorithms, Parallel algorithms.

Factorization theory (coprime, inner outer, Wiener-Hopf).

Parametrization problems in system theory.

Structured eigenvalue problems.

Decentralized control.

The deadline for submission of papers is May 31, 1988, and the

special issue is scheduled to appear in spring of 1989.

Papers should be sent to any of the special editors of the issue:

Professor P. A. Fuhrmann Department of Mathematics Ben Gurion University

of the Negev Beer Sheva, Israel

Professor H. Kimura Department of Mechanical Engineering for

Computer-Controlled Machinery Faculty of Engineering Osaka

University 2-1, Yamada-oka, Suita Osaka 565, JAPAN

Professor J. C. Willems Department of Mathematics University of

Groningen P.O.Box 800 Groningen, The Netherlands

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Date: Tue, 20 Oct 87 15:39:39 EST

From: Tim Kelley <CTK%NCSUMATH.BITNET@forsythe.stanford.edu>

To: NA@score.stanford.edu

The Mathematics Department at North Carolina State University has a junior

level tenure track opening in partial differential equations. We are especially

interested in people with research experience in numerical solution of

hyperbolic equations. We are also interested in people working in theoretical

aspects of elliptic equations. Additionally, an applied mathematician using any

aspect of partial differential equations would be of interest to us.

Candidates should send a resume and arrange for three letters of reference

to be sent to

Michael Shearer

Department of Mathematics, Box 8205

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC 27695-8205

Questions can be addressed to SHEARER@NCSUMATH.BITNET. Applications that

are complete by January 15, 1988 are assured of full consideration.

North Carolina State University is also making a special effort to solicit

applications from women and members of minority group faculty in all fields.

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Date: Wed, 21 Oct 87 13:28:32+0900

From: Nodera Takashi <nodera%koscvax.keio.junet%utokyo-relay.csnet@RELAY.CS.NET>

To: na@SCORE.STANFORD.EDU

Fourth Symposium on Large Sparse Sets of Linear Equations

Sparsity and SuperComputer

This symposium will be held on the Campus of Keio University

Yokohama, JAPAN, on March 15th, 1988. If you are interested in

giving talk at the symposium, please send a title and an abstract,

to be received by us no later than January 18th, 1988.

Title and the abstract should be sent to the following address.

Contact address: T. Nodera, Dr.

Department of Mathematics

Faculty of Science and Technology

Keio University

3-14-1 Hiyoshi Kohoku Yokohama 223

JAPAN

e.mail address:

nodera@koscvax.keio.junet%utokyo-relay.csnet@csnet-relay.arpa

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Date: Wed, 21 Oct 87 11:04:23 CDT

From: David Kincaid <kincaid@sally.utexas.edu>

Posted-Date: Wed, 21 Oct 87 11:04:23 CDT

To: NA@score.stanford.edu

First Announcement

CONFERENCE ON ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LARGE LINEAR SYSTEMS

October 19-21, 1988

The University of Texas at Austin

Celebrating the 65-th Birthday of David M. Young, Jr.

OBJECTIVE

This conference will be dedicated to providing an overview of the state of

the art in the use of iterative methods for solving sparse linear systems

with an eye to contributions of the past, present, and future. The emphasis

will be placed upon identifying current and future research directions

in the mainstream of modern scientific computing.

Recently, the use of iterative methods for solving linear systems has

experienced a resurgence of activity as scientists attach extremely

complicated three dimensional problems using vector and parallel

supercomputers. Many research advances in the development of iterative

methods for high-speed computers over the past forty years will be reviewed

as well as focusing on current research.

INVITED SPEAKERS

L. Adams (University of Washington)

O. Axelsson (University of Nijmegen, Netherlands)

G. Birkhoff (Harvard University)

P. Concus (Livermore Berkeley Laboratory)

L. Ehrlich (John Hopkins University)

H. Elman (University of Maryland)

G. Golub (Stanford University)

L. Hageman (Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory)

R. Lynch (Purdue University)

T. Manteuffel (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

J. Ortega (University of Virginia)

J. Rice (Purdue University)

P. Saylor (University of Illinois)

R. Varga (Kent State University)

W. Wachspress (University of Tennessee)

M. Wheeler (Rice University)

O. Widlund (Courant Institute)

D. Young (University of Texas)

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

D. Kincaid, L. Hayes and W. Cheney

(all at The University of Texas at Austin)

INFORMATION

For more information on this conference, write:

Center for Numerical Analysis

RLM Bldg 13.150

University of Texas at Austin

Austin, Texas 78713-8510

Tel: (512) 471-1242

Arpanet: kincaid@sally.utexas.edu

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