- Today's Editor:
- Cleve Moler
- The MathWorks, Inc.
- moler@mathworks.com

- Survey of Freely Available Linear Algebra Software
- OpenGL for Fortran 90
- Correct URL for Discovering Wavelets
- Numerical Integration of Rapid Varying Function
- IMANA Newsletter
- Iterative Methods for the Elasticity Equations
- Developments in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Plasma Physics
- Dynamics Days 1998
- International Conference Interval'98
- IEEE Workshop on Biomedical Image Analysis
- Conference on Applications of Computer Algebra
- Interior-Point Workshop
- Dutch Community of Numerical Mathematicians
- Workshop on Scientific Computing in Chemical Engineering
- African-American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences
- Workshop on High Performance Scientific and Engineering Computing
- Postdoctoral Position at Rice University
- Postdoctoral Position at Leicester University
- Postdoctoral Position in Vicksburg, Mississippi
- Contents, Parallel and Distributed Computing Practices
- Contents, SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis
- Contents, SIAM Review

**URL for the World Wide Web:**
http://www.netlib.org/na-net/na_home.html

-------------------------------------------------------

From: Jack Dongarra <dongarra@cs.utk.edu>

Date: Mon, 4 May 1998 20:45:10 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Survey of Freely Available Linear Algebra Software**

Survey of Freely Available Linear Algebra Software

I'm updating a survey I did last year on freely available software

for the numerical solution of linear algebra problems.

Of interest is software for high-performance computers

that's available on the web in source form for solving problems

in numerical linear algebra, specifically dense, sparse direct and

iterative systems and sparse iterative eigenvalue problems.

The current list is at:

http://www.netlib.org/utk/people/JackDongarra/la-sw.html

Please let me know about updates and corrections.

I'll post the updated list in a few weeks.

Thanks,

Jack

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From: William Mitchell <mitchell@cam.nist.gov>

Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 13:05:39 -0400

**Subject: OpenGL for Fortran 90**

Recently the OpenGL Architecture Review Board approved the Fortran 90

bindings for the OpenGL 2D and 3D graphics library. These bindings are

defined in NISTIR 6134 "A Fortran 90 Interface for OpenGL: Revised

January 1998", which is available at the web site below.

I am pleased to announce the availability of f90gl version 1.1, a public

domain implementation of the OpenGL Fortran 90 bindings. This version

implements the interface for OpenGL 1.1 (or Mesa), GLU 1.2, GLUT 3.6 and

several OpenGL extensions. It supports most Unix workstations and

Windows 95/NT.

OpenGL is a software interface for applications to generate interactive 2D

and 3D computer graphics. OpenGL is designed to be independent of operating

system, window system, and hardware operations, and is supported by many

vendors. The OpenGL Fortran 90 bindings represents a significant development

for scientific visualization in the Fortran community. Until now there has

never been an industry standard for generating graphics from Fortran programs;

instead, only proprietary libraries that support a limited number of systems

have been available. With the new bindings, a Fortran programmer can write

standard-conforming graphics applications that will be portable over most

computing platforms.

More information and the f90gl package are available at the f90gl web page.

http://math.nist.gov/f90gl

Bill

William F. Mitchell | william.mitchell@nist.gov

Mathematical and Computational Sciences Division | na.wmitchell@na-net.ornl.gov

National Institute of Standards and Technology | Voice: (301) 975-3808

Gaithersburg, MD 20899 | Fax: (301) 990-4127

http://math.nist.gov/~mitchell

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From: Edward Aboufadel <aboufade@gvsu.edu>

Date: Tue, 05 May 98 08:56:39 -0500

**Subject: Correct URL for Discovering Wavelets**

I made an error in last week's posting about our web site. In what

ended up in NA-digest, I said the URL is:

www.gvsu.edu/mathstat/wavelets.

when it should be

www.gvsu.edu/mathstat/wavelets.htm

I apologize for the error.

Ed Aboufadel

aboufade@gvsu.edu

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From: Roberto Bernetti <bernetti@tin.it>

Date: Mon, 04 May 1998 17:17:43 +0200

**Subject: Numerical Integration of Rapid Varying Function**

Consider a 3D surface, partitioned into finite elements, let's call "Ek" one

of these elements. The element Ek is defined by 4 point called node, each

node belong to the 3D surface.

Let P=(x[1],x[2],x[3]) be a point belonging to Ek, it means that the

coordinates of "P" in the global cartesian system, can be obtained by the

following coordinate transformation :

x[i]= N(u,v)[j]*x[j][i]

in which:

x[i] cartesian coordinate "i" of P

x[j][i] cartesian coordinate "i" of node "j" j=1,2,3,4

N(u,v)[j] shape function [j] j=1,2,3,4

u surface coordinate -1< u < +1

v surface coordinate -1< v < +1

Let's consider the following arrays

un=[-1,-1,1,1] vn=[-1,1,1,-1]

now, the shape function can be defined as follow:

N(u,v)[j] = 1/4(1 + un[j]*u)*(1+vn[j]*v)

Over this element Ek the following function is to be integrated :

Exp[ I k | Y-X | ]/(4 PI | Y-X | )

in which

k is the wave number

I is the imaginary unit

Y a point that belongs to the element "Ek"

X a point in the three-dimensional space (X can belongs to Ek)

| Y - X | distance between the point Y and X

PI the greek p

Using the foregoing coordinate transformation the integrand become:

Exp[ I k | Y(u,v)-X | ]/(4 PI | Y(u,v)-X| )* | J(u,v) | * d u * d v

in which

| J(u,v) | is the modulus of the vector product of the tangent vectors to

the family of line u=cost and v=cost

Up to now I've been using an iterative subdivision with Gaussian

quadrature formulas for precision purposes and an extrapolation technique

to increase the speed of convergence.

Speed and precision are critical for this application, so any suggestions

to increase one or both will be appreciated and acknowledged.

Roberto Bernetti e-mail:bernetti@tin.it

via S.da Vecchia del Pinocchio 1/a

60131 ANCONA

ITALY tel/fax (071)-2867103

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From: Iain Duff <I.Duff@rl.ac.uk>

Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 16:41:59 +0100 (BST)

**Subject: IMANA Newsletter**

IMANA Newsletter Volume 22(3). April 1998.

The April issue of the IMANA Newsletter is available electronically and

can be accessed through anonymous ftp to RAL. The details

of how to access it are given below.

If readers wish to receive complete paper copies on a regular basis they

should write to:

Karen Jenkins

Catherine Richards House

Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

16 Nelson Street

Southend-on-Sea

Essex SS1 1EF

UK

fax: +44-1702-354111

email: karen@ima.org.uk

who will supply further information and subscription rates.

To get a copy, ftp to matisa.cc.rl.ac.uk. When prompted for a userid,

reply with "anonymous" and give your email address as a password.

Then cd to pub/imana. Set mode to binary (bin)

Copy is in file april98.gz (get april98.gz)

The conference section can be found in file april98.conf.gz.

Both files should be gunzipped whence they should be found to be in plain ASCII

format.

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From: Alexander Padiy <padiy@sci.kun.nl>

Date: Mon, 4 May 1998 09:45:09 +0200 (MET DST)

**Subject: Iterative Methods for the Elasticity Equations**

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT

Conference on

Iterative solution methods for the elasticity

equations as arising in mechanics and biomechanics

IMMB'98

University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands

September 28-30, 1998

SCOPE:

Recently there has been much progress reported on iterative solution

methods for the solution of the algebraic systems which arise in finite

element methods in structural engineering, geomechanics and biomechanics.

The purpose of the conference is to report on this and to enable

people from both the theoretical side and the practical, application side

to meet and exchange their views on the topic.

THE PRIMARY TOPICS OF THE MEETING ARE:

- Preconditioned conjugate gradient methods

- Incomplete factorization methods, ordering strategies

- Inner-outer iteration methods

- Subspace iteration methods

- Aggregation techniques

- Superelement-by-element preconditioners

- Algebraic multilevel methods

- Multilevel domain decomposition methods

- Locking phenomena

- nearly incompressible materials

- thin structures, limit cases (membrane state, bending state)

- Mixed variable methods

- Reduced integration methods

- Nonlinear materials and elasto-plastic problems

- Incremental approaches

- Newton-type methods

- Finite element software packages, implementation aspects

- Parallelization aspects

- Applications in Biomechanics

INVITED SPEAKERS:

- prof. D.Arnold (Penn State University, USA)

- prof. N.Bakhvalov (Moscow State University, Russia)

- prof. P.Bochev (University of Texas at Arlington, USA)

- prof. D.Braess (Ruhr-University, Germany)

- prof. Z.Cai (Purdue University, USA)

- prof. I.Kaporin (Academy of Sciences, Russia)

- prof. G.Kobelkov (Moscow State University, Russia)

- prof. J.F.Maitre (Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France)

- prof. J.Nedoma (Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)

- dr. Y.Notay (University Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)

- dr. B.Rietbergen (University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

- prof. R.Stenberg (University of Innsbruck, Austria)

- prof. E.Stephan (University of Hannover, Germany)

- dr. A.Yeremin (Moscow State University, Russia)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

O. Axelsson or J. Padiy

University of Nijmegen

Department of Mathematics

Toernooiveld 1

NL-6525 ED Nijmegen

E-mail: immb98@sci.kun.nl

URL: http://www-math.sci.kun.nl/math/immb98

Fax : +31 (0)24 3652140

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From: Xiao Lin Li <linli@math.iupui.edu>

Date: Mon, 4 May 1998 08:51:10 -0500

**Subject: Developments in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Plasma Physics**

Modern Developments in Computational Fluid Dynamics and

Computational Plasma Physics

Symposium to Celebrate the

70th Birthday of Prof. C. K. Chu

Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics

The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

Columbia University

Shapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Research

(CEPSR Auditorium)

Thursday, May 14, 1998

Stephen Schneider

Chjan Lim "Vortex dynamics on a sphere"

Bjorn Engquist

Wonchull Park "3D Simulations of Plasmas using Multilevel Physics Models"

Kun Xu "Gas-Kinetic Scheme for MHD Equations"

David Gottlieb "On the direct Fourier method for computer tomography"

S. T. Yau

Kunio Kuwahara "Simulation of high-Reynolds-number flows by

multi-directional finite-difference method"

Xiaolin Li "A Numerical Study of 3-D Fluid Interface Instabilities

and Front Tracking Method"

Joseph Wright "Numerical Instability due to Varying Time Steps in

Explicit Wave Propagation and Mechanics Calculations"

Grafton Hui

Amitava Bhattacharjee "Finite-time Singularity in a Highly Symmetric Euler Flow"

Thomas Y. Hou "Numerical Study of Fluid Interfaces Using Boundary

Integral Methods"

Friday, May 15, 1998

Heinz Otto Kreiss

Theodore Wu "Nonlinear Water Waves"

Paul Garabedian

Stanley Osher

Roy Gould

Michael E. Mauel Office: (212) 854-4455

Department of Applied Physics FAX: (212) 854-8257

Columbia University <mailto:mauel@columbia.edu>

New York, NY 10027 U.S.A. <http://www.columbia.edu/~mem4/>

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From: Alan Champneys <A.R.Champneys@bristol.ac.uk>

Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 09:05:26 +0100 (BST)

**Subject: Dynamics Days 1998**

Dynamics Days 1998, Edinburgh

A registation [deadline 1st June] form is available on:

http://www.ma.hw.ac.uk/icms/1998/dynamics98/dynamics.html

International Conference on Chaos & Nonlinear Dynamics

UK Dynamics Days 1998 Edinburgh, Scotland

June 28 - July 1, 1998

International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Edinburgh, Scotland

UK Dynamics Days 1998 brings together, in the UK for the

first time, researchers interested in a wide variety of

phenomena associated with nonlinear dynamical systems.

Invited Speakers (all confirmed):

V. Anishchenko (Russia)

L. Arnold (Germany)

M. Berry (UK)

M. Feigin (Russia)

M. Fink (France)

J. Keener (US)

Y. Kuramoto (Japan)

R. Mackay (UK)

T. Mullin (UK)

K. Popp (Germany)

D. Rand (UK)

S. Scott (UK)

There will be a limited number of contributed 15-minute

talks as well as several poster sessions.

Contributions are welcomed on any current research topic in

which nonlinear dynamics plays a significant role.

Organisers:

Professor J. Brindley (University of Leeds)

Professor J. Hogan (University of Bristol)

This meeting has been made possible by generous donations

from the London Mathematical Society.

Support is available for UK postgraduate students holding

EPSRC grants.

The International Centre for Mathematical Sciences,

Edinburgh, Scotland provides invaluable assistance in

putting on this meeting.

John Hogan

s.j.hogan@bristol.ac.uk

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From: vladik@cs.utep.edu (Vladik Kreinovich)

Date: Tue, 5 May 98 10:36:26 MDT

**Subject: International Conference Interval'98**

INTERVAL'98, the fourth in a series of biannually

organized conferences, was held in Nanjing, China, April 20-23.

It was attended by more than 30 researchers from 15 different

countries all over the world. The conference was organized by:

* Department of Mathematics, Nanjing University

* The Editorial Board of the International Journal

"Reliable Computing"

Whereas the previous meetings focused on relationships of interval

mathematics to other areas, Interval, 98 having global optimization as

an application area in mind, put strong emphasis on traditional

interval methods. New results on well established methods were

presented, and complexity issues were discussed. Several talks dealt

with new, efficient implementation techniques.

Nevertheless, a number of interesting and surprising applications were

suggested. Take the foundations of physics or a combination of

Western and Oriental medicine as some striking examples.

All in all, there were 31 talks. The refereed proceedings of the

conference will be published as a special issue of the "Reliable

Computing" journal.

The conference took place in the relaxed atmosphere of the Holiday Inn

Hotel and was supported by the national Natural Science Foundation of

China and Nanjing University. The German Research Association (DFG)

supported some of the German participants.

Due to the facilities in the hotel, the everlasting friendliness of

the Chinese organizers, and a very interesting bus excursion to the

touristic highlights of Nanjing, there were lots of possibilities to

establish new scientific contacts or intensify existing ones.

Juergen Wolff von Gudenberg

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From: Ravi Malladi <malladi@math.lbl.gov>

Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 11:46:35 -0700

**Subject: IEEE Workshop on Biomedical Image Analysis**

The final program of the IEEE Workshop on Biomedical

Image Analysis to be held in conjunction with

CVPR'98 may be found at the following web site:

http://www.lbl.gov/~malladi/wbia_program

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From: IMACS ACA'98 <aca98@siduri.fjfi.cvut.cz>

Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 07:02:48 +0200 (MET DST)

**Subject: Conference on Applications of Computer Algebra**

S E C O N D A N N O U N C E M E N T

I M A C S - A C A ' 9 8

The Fourth International IMACS Conference

on Applications of Computer Algebra

(IMACS = International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation)

August 9-11, 1998

Czech Technical University

Hotel Krystal

Prague, Czech Republic

Just before ISSAC'98, August 13-15, Rostock, Germany

General Chair: Richard Liska (liska@siduri.fjfi.cvut.cz)

Program Chairs:

Victor Edneral (edneral@theory.npi.msu.su),

Wolfgang Kuchlin (kuechlin@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de)

Organizing Committee:

Stanly Steinberg (stanly@math.unm.edu),

Michael Wester (wester@math.unm.edu)

Local Arrangements:

Jiri Limpouch ( limpouch@lilit.fjfi.cvut.cz),

Milan Sinor( sinor@antu.fjfi.cvut.cz),

Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering,

Czech Technical University

Scope:

The meeting will focus on actual or possible applications of

nontrivial computer algebra techniques to other fields and substantial

interactions of computer algebra with other fields.

List of Sessions:(preliminary)

High Energy Physics

General Relativity

Quantum Theory

Control Theory

Robotics

Computer Algebra Methods in Integration and Symmetry Analysis of ODEs

Dynamical Systems and Mechanics

Approximate Algebraic Computation

Computation in Algebra and Geometry

Applications of Grobner Bases

High Performance Symbolic Computing

Industrial Applications

Financial Modeling

CA Applications in Biology, Ecology and Medicine

Problem Solving Environments

Automatic Differentiation for adjoint codes generation

Applications to Artificial Intelligence,

Education meets Computer Algebra: A Double Challenge

History of Computer Algebra Applications

More Information:

For more information see

http://www-troja.fjfi.cvut.cz/aca98

or US mirror

http://math.unm.edu/ACA/1998/index.html

or send e-mail to

aca98@siduri.fjfi.cvut.cz.

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From: Melanie Preusser <mathopt@dm5.uni-trier.de>

Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 10:16:07 +0200

**Subject: Interior-Point Workshop**

Mathematical Optimization

Department of Mathematics

University of Trier

Germany

Interior-Point Workshop '98

University of Trier

July, 6./7. 1998

Interior-Point Methods:

Theory and Applications

with presentations by

E. Andersen (Odense University, Denmark),

C. Helmberg (ZIB, Berlin),

J. E. Mitchell (Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. New York/Delft University),

A. Nemirovskii (Technion, Israel),

F. Rendl (University of Graz, Austria),

K. Roos (Delft University, Netherlands),

J. Stoer (University of Wuerzburg),

T. Terlaky (Delft University, Netherlands).

For submission of contributed talks please contact the organizers.

Organizers:

F. Jarre (Trier/Wuerzburg) and E. Sachs (Trier).

Information/Registration:

Geschaeftsstelle GK Mathematische Optimierung

Universitaet Trier, D-54286 Trier

Telefon: (0651) 201-3477 Telefax: (0651) 201-3973

E-Mail: mathopt@uni-trier.de

Internet: http://mathopt.uni-trier.de/ipwork.html

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From: Jan Kok <Jan.Kok@cwi.nl>

Date: Thu, 07 May 1998 10:48:51 +0200

**Subject: Dutch Community of Numerical Mathematicians**

1998 Conference of the Dutch Community of Numerical Mathematicians

23 - 25 September 1998, at Woudschoten (NL)

The next conference of the Dutch Community of Numerical Mathematicians

(WNW) has been scheduled for 23, 24 and 25 September 1998, to be held

at the Woudschoten Conference Centre, Zeist, The Netherlands.

Topics of the 1998 conference are:

1. aspects of the integration of initial-value problems

2. wavelets and hierarchical bases

Invited speakers are:

Theme 1: Kevin Burrage (University of Queensland),

Andrew Stuart (Stanford University),

Marino Zennaro (Università di Trieste)

Theme 2: Jean-Pierre Antoine (Université Catholique de Louvain),

Wolfgang Dahmen (RWTH Aachen)

(the name of the third speaker on theme 2 will be announced on

the conference webpage shortly)

For information please apply to the secretary of the organizing committee:

Jan Kok

CWI - Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica

Organizing committee Woudschoten Conference

P.O. Box 94079

NL-1090 GB Amsterdam

Telephone: +31 20 592 4107

Mail to: Jan.Kok@cwi.nl

Conference URL: http://www.cwi.nl/~jankok/woudschotEn.html

------------------------------

From: Heinrich Voss <voss@tu-harburg.de>

Date: Fri, 08 May 1998 11:09:42 +0200

**Subject: Workshop on Scientific Computing in Chemical Engineering**

SCCE II - International Workshop on

on Scientific Computing in Chemical Engineering

May 26-28, 1999, Technical University Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH)

D-21071 Hamburg, Germany

(see http://www.tu-harburg.de/mat/scce/scce.html)

Second Call for Papers

The Sonderforschungsbereich 238 ("In-situ measuring techniques

and dynamic modelling of multiphase flow systems") of the German

Science Foundation

in cooperation with

DECHEMA (German Society for Chemical Apparatus, Chemical

Engineering and Biotechnology e.V.),

DMV Special Interest Group "Scientific Computing",

DMV Special Interest Group "Industrial Mathematic",

DMV-GAMM-GI Joint Special Interest Group "Numerical Software"

GAMM Special Interest Group "Scientific Computing"

is organizing a second workshop on Scientific Computing in

Chemical Engineering (SCCE II) in May 26-28, 1999

at TUHH, Hamburg.

Invited and (refereed) contributed papers (of about 8 pages)

will be published by Springer Verlag.

The themes of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

Simulation of reactive flows, reaction diffusion

problems, computer aided process design, control,

intelligent systems, combustion and flame,

molecular properties, polymer modelling,

as well as

chemical engineering applications of visualization

of complex data, expert systems, data bases,

pattern recognition, image processing and neural

networks.

The workshop will highlight the mutual interactions between

engineers, natural scientists, mathematicians and computer

science experts so as to devise, apply and further develop

scientific computing techniques in chemical engineering

environment.

The following invited speakers have accepted our invitation

- H. Georg Bock, Universitaet Heidelberg, Germany

- Hans Burkhardt, Universitaet Freiburg, Germany

- Peter Deuflhard, Konrad Zuse Zentrum fuer Informationstechnik,

Berlin, Germany

- Ignacio E. Grossmann, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburg, USA

- Keith E. Gubbins, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA

- M.-V. Heitor, Technical University Lissabon, Portugal

- Dan Luss, University of Houston, Houston, USA

- Ulrich Maas, Universitaet Stuttgart, Germany

- Manfred Moravi, ETH Zuerich, Switzerland

- Costas C. Pantelides, Imperial College, London, UK

- Olivier Simonin, Institute de Mechanique des Fluides, Toulouse, France

- George Stephanopoulos, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

- Gabriel Wittum, Universitaet Stuttgart, Germany

The SCCE II Organization Committee:

- Frerich Keil, Chemical Engineering, TUHH

- Wolfgang Mackens, Mathematics, TUHH

- Heinrich Voss, Mathematics, TUHH

- Joachim Werther, Chemical Engineering, TUHH

Questions regarding SCCE II should be addressed to

scce@tu-harburg.de

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From: Donald Craig Williams <donald@caam.rice.edu>

Date: Sat, 9 May 1998 03:28:02 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: African-American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences**

Fourth Conference for African-American Researchers in the

Mathematical Sciences (CAARMS4)

June 16-19, 1998

Center for Research on Parallel Computation (CRPC)

Rice University

6100 Main Street, MS-41

Houston, Texas 77005-1892

Conference web site:

http://www.crpc.rice.edu/CRPC/CAARMS4/

Supported by CRPC, Rice University, and

Bell Laboratories of Lucent Technologies

CAARMS4 will highlight current work by African-American researchers and

graduate students in mathematics, facilitate working relations between them,

and identify common research interests and goals. Participants will attend

talks, graduate student poster presentations, and tutorials in mathematics

and computer science. These talks and presentations will bring a broader

perspective to the critical issues involving minority participation in

mathematics. The conference also will enable attendees to network and

communicate, enhancing the growth of individual researchers as well as the

general growth of mathematics among African-Americans.

Keynote Banquet Speaker:

Luther Williams, National Science Foundation, "Science, Mathematics, and

Engineering Scholarship: A Sacred Vocation, the Last Frontier"

Main topics of talks include:

Complex Analysis, Dynamical Systems, Algebraic Geometry, Statistics,

Computer Science, Control Theory, Functional Analysis, Optimization,

and Topological Semigroups.

Invited Speakers:

Johnny E. Brown (Purdue University)

James Curry (University of Colorado at Boulder)

Amassa Fauntleroy (University of North Carolina)

Stacy Hill (Johns Hopkins)

Yves Darly Jean (Bell Laboratories of Lucent Technologies)

Roderick Moten (Colgate University)

Mark Anthony Smith (AT&T Labs Research)

Christine McMillan (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

Robert Megginson (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

Richard Tapia (Rice University)

Pamela Williams (Rice University)

Elaine Terry (St. Joseph's University)

Organizers:

William A. Massey (908) 582-3225 and Pamela J. Williams (713)

527-8101, x2859. To register for the conference, contact Theresa Chatman,

CRPC Manager of Outreach Programs at tlc@cs.rice.edu, (713) 285-5180

(phone), or (713) 285-5136 (fax). Registration forms and more information

are available at http://www.crpc.rice.edu/CRPC/CAARMS4/. Please

check conference web page periodically for updates.

------------------------------

From: Tianruo Yang <tiaya@ida.liu.se>

Date: Sun, 10 May 1998 14:36:43 +0200

**Subject: Workshop on High Performance Scientific and Engineering Computing**

Workshop on High Performance Scientific and Engineering Computing

with Applications

CALL FOR PAPERS

The above workshop is organized in the 10th IASTED International

Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems (PDCS-98)

at Las Vegas, Nevada from October 28-31, 1998.

Parallel and distributed scientific and engineering computing

has become a key technology which will play an important part in

determining, or at least shaping, future research and development

activities in many academic and industrial branches.

This workshop is to bring together computer scientists, applied

mathematicians and researchers to present, discuss and exchange

idea, results, work in progress and experience of research in the

area of parallel and distributed computing for problems in science

and engineering applications.

Among the main topics (are not limited) are:

1. development of advanced parallel and distributed methods,

2. parallel and distributed computing techniques and codes,

3. applications to numerical fluid mechanics and material sciences,

4. applications to signal and image processing, dynamic systems,

semiconductor technology, and electronic circuits and systems

design etc.

Further information about the conference proceedings and

registration fee can be found by responding to the e-mail address:

pan@udcps.cps.udayton.edu, or check either of our WWW-pages:

http://www.cps.udayton.edu/~pan/pdcs98

or contact the conference organizer:

IASTED, PDCS-98 Conference Secretariat

1811 West Katella Avenue, Suite 101

Anaheim, CA, 92804 USA

Tel: 714-778-3230 Fax. 714-778-5463 Email: isted@iasted.com

Workshop organizers:

Tianruo Yang

Department of Computer and Information Science

Link=F6ping University, 581 83 Link=F6ping, Sweden

Email: tiaya@ida.liu.se Tel: 0046-13-281763 Fax: 0046-13-282666

Hai-xiang Lin

Department of Technical Mathematics and Computer Science

Delft University of Technology

P.O. Box 356, 2600 AJ Delft, The Netherlands

h.x.lin@twi.tudelft.nl

------------------------------

From: Jun Tian <juntian@rice.edu>

Date: Mon, 4 May 1998 13:47:29 -0500

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Rice University**

Postdoctoral Research Position

Computational Mathematics Laboratory, Rice University

Applications are solicited for a postdoctoral position in the Computational

Mathematics Laboratory at Rice University. The applicant should have a

doctorate in mathematics, applied mathematics, or electrical engineering

(signal processing) with a strong mathematics background. In particular, a

background in wavelet analysis and/or wavelet signal processing is

essential. Matlab is an essential tool that will be necessary, and

additional programming languages (such as C, C++, etc.) would be useful.

The problems involve applications of wavelets to pattern recognition and

image processing issues involving sonar and synthetic aperture radar

imagery data, as well as medical and geophysical imaging problems. The

Computational Mathematics Laboratory is a part of the Computer and

Information Technology Institute at Rice and involves faculty, researchers

and students in the departments of mathematics and electrical and computer

engineering. Applicants should send their resumes with a list of three

references and any other supporting documents (e.g. publications) before 1

June 1998 to:

Professor R. O. Wells, Jr.,

Director, Computational Mathematics Laboratory

Department of Mathematics

Rice University

6100 Main Street

Houston, TX 77005

Electronic submissions should be sent to: cml@math.rice.edu

Fax applications could be sent to: 713-285-5437

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From: Mark Ainsworth <ain@mcs.le.ac.uk>

Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 12:01:40 +0100

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Leicester University **

Leicester University

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Research Associate

A post-doctoral research assistant is required for two years for this EPSRC

funded post commencing in October 1998. The appointment will be made on the

research grade RA1A with initial salary in the range 15,159-16,927 pounds per

annum, according to qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate would work on the numerical analysis of adaptive

finite element methods for numerical approximation of singularly perturbed

partial differential equations equations. The ideal candidate would have,

or expect to have, a doctorate in the area of numerical analysis of partial

differential equations or, a strong mathematical background and experience

of finite element methods.

Further details are available electronically at http://www.mcs.le.ac.uk/~ain

or, from: Dr M. Ainsworth, Mathematics Department, Leicester University,

Leicester LE1 7RH. Closing date: 5th June 1998. Application forms are

available from Personnel Office, Leicester University, Leicester LE1 7RH,

(Tel: +44 116 252 2439), quoting reference R7168/GD/TH.

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From: Phil Bording <bording@aloner.wes.hpc.mil>

Date: Thu, 07 May 1998 15:43:52 -0500

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position in Vicksburg, Mississippi**

Postdoctoral positions in Computational Science

with an emphasis on parallel programming.

Nichols Research Corporation has one or more postdoctoral openings in

the Computational Migration Group. This group is dedicated to scalable

computing, a major area of high performance computing. This work will be

conducted at the DOD High Performance Computing, Major Shared Resource

Center at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station,

in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

The CEWES MSRC is managed by Nichols Research Corporation for the U.S.

Department of Defense. The CEWES MSRC ranks in the top ten most powerful

high performance computing centers in the world. We currently operate a

Cray C90 (16 CPUs), a Cray T3E (336 CPUs), a SGI Origin 2000 (128 CPUs),

and two IBM SP supercomputers (256 and 126 CPUs).

Research conducted with these computational facilities covers several

areas, including computational fluid dynamics, computational structural

modeling, climate weather and ocean modeling, environmental quality modeling,

and forces modeling and simulation. Interested parties should visit our WWW

site (apollo.wes.army.mil) for additional information.

Applicants should possess a recent Ph.D. in science or engineering, Fortran

and/or C experience, demonstrated experience in a computational area and strong

parallel programming experience (preferably using MPI). The applicant should

also have a strong desire to work in existing codes. U.S. citizenship or

permanent residency is required. The appointment is for one year with

possible renewal and salary and benefits are competitive.

If you have an intense interest in Computational Science, please send a cover

letter expressing your interests, vita, and the names of references via land

mail to:

Dr. R. Phillip Bording

Nichols Research Corporation

1165 Porters Chapel Road, TL 112

Vicksburg, MS 39180

Please do not e-mail or telephone. All land mail inquiries will receive

prompt attention.

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From: Parallel and Dist. Comp. Practices <pdcp@orca.st.usm.edu>

Date: Sun, 3 May 1998 20:41:42 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: Contents, Parallel and Distributed Computing Practices**

Parallel and Distributed Computing Practices -- Volume 1, Number 1

TABLE of CONTENTS

(abstracts available at http://orca.st.usm.edu/pdcp)

Editorial 1

OVERVIEW PAPER

Asynchrony in Parallel Computing: From Dataflow to Multithreading 3

J. Silc, B. Robic and T. Ungerer

RESEARCH PAPERS

Parallel Computing with Generalized Cellular Automata 31

W.A. Maniatty, B.K. Szymanski and T. Caraco

A Functional Approach to Radix-R FFTs 51

D. Bollman, J. Seguel and J. Feo

Visualization of Do-Loop Performance Using AVS 75

O. Naim and A.J.G. Hey

Parallel Algorithms for Multidimensional Integration 89

J.M. Bull and T.L. Freeman

Comparing Parallel Multidimensional Integration Algorithms 103

I. Gladwell and M.A. Napierala

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From: Beth Schad <tschoban@siam.org>

Date: Mon, 04 May 98 09:08:36 -0500

**Subject: Contents, SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis**

CONTENTS

SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis

Volume 35, Number 3, JUNE 1998

Chebyshev--Legendre Spectral Viscosity Method for Nonlinear Conservation Laws

Heping Ma

Chebyshev--Legendre Super Spectral Viscosity Method for Nonlinear Conservation

Laws

Heping Ma

Convergence Analysis for a Class of High-Order Semi-Lagrangian Advection Schemes

Maurizio Falcone and Roberto Ferretti

Postprocessing the Galerkin Method: A Novel Approach to Approximate Inertial

Manifolds

Bosco Garcia-Archilla, Julia Nova, and Edriss S. Titi

Stability of Time-Stepping Methods for Abstract Time-Dependent Parabolic

Problems

C. Gonzalez and C. Palencia

Analysis of Velocity-Flux First-Order System Least-Squares Principles for the

Navier--Stokes Equations: Part I

P. Bochev, Z. Cai, T.A. Manteuffel, and S.F. McCormick

Balanced Implicit Methods for Stiff Stochastic Systems

G.N. Milstein, E. Platen, and H. Schurz

Asymptotic Analysis Relating Spectral Methods in Fluid-Solid Vibrations

Carlos Conca, Axel Osses, and Jacques Planchard

Analysis and Convergence of a Covolume Approximation of the Ginzburg--Landau

Model of Superconductivity

Qiang Du, R.A. Nicolaides, and Xiaonan Wu

An Asymptotic-Induced Scheme for Nonstationary Transport Equations in the

Diffusive Limit

Axel Klar

Error Estimates for A Class of Degenerate Parabolic Equations

Carsten Ebmeyer

Method of Absorbing Boundary Conditions: Phenomena of Error Stabilization

H. Barucq, F. Delaurens, and B. Hanouzet

Global and Superlinear Convergence of Inexact Uzawa Methods for Saddle Point

Problems with Nondifferentiable Mappings

Xiaojun Chen

Convergence of a Difference Scheme for the Vlasov-Poisson-Fokker-Planck System

in One Dimension

Jack Schaeffer

A P^1--P^1 Finite Element Method for a Phase Relaxation Model I: Quasi-Uniform

Mesh

Xun Jiang and Ricardo H. Nochetto

The Error in Linear Interpolation at the Vertices of a Simplex

Shayne Waldron

V-Cycle Convergence with Unsymmetric Smoothers and Application to an Anisotropic

Model Problem

Nicolas Neuss

Minimum Residual Adaptive Multilevel Finite Element Procedure for the Solution

of Nonlinear Stationary Problems

O. Axelsson and I.E. Kaporin

An FEM Scheme of a PDE System from Bioreactor Theory with Stability Results

Jouko Tervo

The Travelling Wave Scheme for the Navier--Stokes Equations

Suzanne L. Weekes

Convergence of a Reduced Integration Method for Computing Microstructures

Charles R. Collins

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From: Deidre Wunderlich <wunderlich@siam.org>

Date: Wed, 06 May 98 10:29:07 -0500

**Subject: Contents, SIAM Review**

CONTENTS

SIAM Review

Volume 40, Number 2, JUNE 1998

ARTICLES

A Probabilistic Look at the Wiener-Hopf Equation

Soren Asmussen

Bayesian Assessment of Network Reliability

Nicholas Lynn, Nozer Singpurwalla, and Adrian Smith

Optimization Problems With Perturbations: A Guided Tour

J. Frederic Bonnans and Alexander Shapiro

New Perspectives in Turbulence: Scaling Laws, Asymptotics, and

Intermittency

G. I. Barenblatt and A. J. Chorin

CASE STUDIES

Calculation of Cam-Form Errors

L. Kohaupt

Computing Geodetic Coordinates

Stephen P. Keeler and Yves Nievergelt

CLASSROOM NOTES

Numerical Verification of Second-Order Sufficiency Conditions for

Nonlinear Programming

Terrence K. Kelly and Michael Kupferschmid

Circular Billiard

Michael Drexler and Martin J. Gander

Eliminating Gibb's Effect from Separation of Variables Solutions

T. E. Peterson

ODE Models for the Parachute Problem

Douglas B. Meade

A Riemann Sum Upper Bound in the Riemann-Lebesgue Theorem

Maurice H. P. M. van Putten

Real Matrices with Positive Determinant are Homotopic to the Identity

Amit Bhaya

How to Ride a Wave: Mechanics of Surfing

Takeshi Sugimoto

Solutions of Linear Differential Algebraic Equations

Mazi Shirvani and Joseph W.-H. So

Transmission Line Modeling: A Circut Theory Approach

Pedro L. D. Peres, Ivanil S. Bonatti, and Amauri Lopes

The Poisson Formula Revisited

Hongwei Chen

Lithotripsy: The Treatment of Kidney Stones with Shock Waves

Laurens Howle, David G. Schaeffer, Michael Shearer, and Pei Zhong

PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS

BOOK REVIEWS

A Posteriori Error Estimation and Adaptive Mesh-Refinement Techniques

(Rudiger Verfurth), Mark Ainsworth

Linear Algebra (Peter D. Lax), H. Amann

On Being a Department Head: A Personal View (John B. Conway), Hassan

Aref

Inverse Logarithmic Potential Problem (V. G. Cherednichenko), Carlos

A. Berenstein

Logical Dilemmas: The Life and Work of Kurt Godel (John W. Dawson),

Samuel R. Buss

Modern Spectrum Analysis of Time Series (Prabhakar S. Naidu), Collin

C. Carbno

Theory of Integro-differential Equations (V. Lakshmikantham and M.

Rama Mohana Rao), J. M. Cushing

Mathematical Topics in Fluid Mechanics. Vol. 1. Incompressible Models

(Pierre-Louis Lions), Reinhard Farwig

Geometric Applicatiaons of Fourier Series and Spherical Harmonics (H.

Groemer), William J. Firey

A First Course on Wavelets (Eugenio Hernandez and Guido Weiss),

Richard F. Gundy

Primal-Dual Interior-Point Methods (Stephen J. Wright), Anthony J.

Kearsley

Partial Differential Equations I: Basic Theory (Michael E. Taylor),

Partial Differential Equations II: Qualitative Studies of Linear

Equations (Michael E. Taylor), Partial Differential Equations III:

Nonlinear Equations (Michael E. Taylor), Peter D. Lax

Matrix Analysis (Rajendra Bathia), Charles R. Johnson

An Introduction to High-Performance Scientific Computing (Lloyd D.

Fosdick, Elizabeth R. Jessup, Carolyn J. C. Schauble, and Gitta

Domik), Robert Manning

Mathematical Methods in Electromagnetism (Michel Cessenat), Peter Monk

Mathematical Algorithms in Visual Basic for Scientists and Engineers

(Namir C. Shammas), John C. Nash

Aspects of Statistical Inference (A. H. Welsh), Guohua Pan

Elliptic Boundary Value Problems in the Spaces of Distributions (Yakov

Roitberg), Martin Schechter

Handbook of Analysis and Its Foundations (Eric Schechter), Jet Wimp

Elliptic Marching Methods and Domain Decomposition (Patrick J.

Roache), Zhimin Zhang

Selected Collections

Later Editions

Chronicle

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