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From: NA Digest <na.digest@na-net.ornl.gov>

Date: Mon 08/16/1998 14:22:50.95

**Subject: NA Digest Calendar**

The Netlib Conferences Database is on the Web at:

http://www.netlib.org/confdb/Conferences.html

NA Digest Calendar

Date Topic Place NA Digest #

Aug. 18-27 International Congress of Mathematicians Berlin, Germany 14

Aug. 18-27 ICM98 Session on Mathematical Software Berlin, Germany 97:27

Aug. 18-27 VideoMath Festival Berlin, Germany 52

Aug. 19-23 Numerical Methods and Applications Sofia, Bulgaria 13

Aug. 19-23 Incompressible Visous Flow Sofia, Bulgaria 07

Aug. 24-26 European Symposium on Algorithms Venice, Italy 06

Aug. 24-26 Hydroinformatics Copenhagen, Denmark 97:25

Aug. 24-27 Computational Mechanics Miskolc, Hungary 03

Aug. 31... Mathematics of Surfaces Birmingham, UK 15

Aug. 31... IFIP World Computer Congress Vienna and Budapest 96:46

Sep. 1- 3 Dynamics, Monitoring and Control Manchester, UK 21

Sep. 1- 4 Parallel Computing Southampton, UK 47

Sep. 1- 4 Numerical Methods inParallel Computing Southampton, UK 48

Sep. 1- 5 Solid Mechanics Zakopane, Poland 37

Sep. 2- 4 Computational Methods in Engineering Ghent, Belgium 34

Sep. 2- 5 Computational Physics Granada, Spain 05

Sep. 7- 9 Control and Data Processing Prague, Czech Republic 39

Sep. 7-12 PDE Meeting in the Sun Mission Beach, Austral.11

Sep. 7-14 Analytic Number Theory and Space Tilings Kyiv, Ukraine 11

Sep. 14-16 Software Tools for Scientific Computing Oslo, Norway 49

Sep. 14-18 Partial Differential Equations Marrakech, Morocco 97:20

Sep. 22-25 Validated Numerics Budapest, Hungary 25

Sep. 23-25 Dutch Numerical Mathematicians Woudschoten, N'lands 17

Sep. 24-25 SYNAPSE*3 Matrix, Neurocomputer Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany 27

Sep. 24-26 Computer Mathematics Athens, Greece 04

Sep. 28-30 Iterative Methods for Elasticity Nijmegen, Netherlands 17

Sep. 30... Computing in Electrical Engineering Berlin, Germany 25

Sep. 30... Operational Research Rovinj, Croatia 10

Oct. 1- 3 Parallel Symbolic Workshop Berkeley, CA 30

Oct. 1- 3 Industrial Flow Problems Barcelona, Spain 08

Oct. 4- 9 School on Wavelets in the Geosciences Delft, Netherlands 22

Oct. 5- 8 Multigrid Methods Bonn, Germany 12

Oct. 7-11 Operator Theory Winnipeg, Canada 05

Oct. 8-10 Randomization and Approximation Barcelona, Spain 23

Oct. 14-16 Simulation of Devices and Technologies Cape Town, So. Africa 11

Oct. 14-17 Mathematical Physics Knoxville, TN 48

Oct. 18-20 Iterative Methods Austin, TX 25

Oct. 20-23 SIBGRAPI'98 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 13

Oct. 21-23 Object Oriented Methods Yorktown Heights NY 21

Oct. 22-23 Mathematical Foundations for CAD Troy, MI 13

Oct. 25-28 Operations Research Seattle, WA 11

Oct. 26-28 Circuits, Systems and Computers Piraeus, Greece 97:20

Oct. 26-29 Air Pollution Modelling Paris, France 48

Oct. 27-29 Continuum Mechanics Rostov-on-Don, Russia 28

Oct. 28-31 Parallel and Distributed Computing Las Vegas, NV 17

Nov. 15-20 ASME, Parallel Computing Anaheim, CA 09

Nov. 18-20 50th Anniversary Applied Math ETH Zuerich, Switzerland 29

Nov. 30... Complex Systems Sydney, Australia 12

Dec. 4- 5 Southern Symposium on Computation Hattiesburg, MS 24

Dec. 6- 9 Modelling and Simulation Hamilton, New Zealand 19

Dec. 7-11 Scientific Computing Hong Kong 10

Dec. 14-16 Scientific and Engineering Computing Pune, India 29

Dec. 15-18 Nonlinear Programming Hong Kong 43

Dec. 16 Honor Dave Sloan Strathclyde, UK 12

Dec. 19-21 Operations Research Agra, India 09

1999

Jan. 8- 9 Conference for Bob Plemmons Winston-Salem, NC 02

Jan. 11-15 Independent Component Signal Analysis Aussois, France 16

Jan. 21-23 Applied Linear Algebra Bielefeld, Germany 23

Feb. 28-Mar. 2 Approximation and Complexity University of Florida 23

Mar. 22-26 Numerical Analysis Workshop Havana, Cuba 27

Apr. 15-20 Scattered Data Fitting Puerto Vallarta, Mex. 06

May 7- 9 Optimization in Computational Chemistry Princeton, NJ 27

May 10-14 Theoretical and Computational Acoustics Trieste, Italy 01

May 24-28 Applications of Dynamical Systems Snowbird, UT 23

June 2- 6 Large-Scale Scientific Computation Sozopol, Bulgaria 21

June 7- 9 Operational Research In Motion Windsor, Ontario 29

June 7-11 Monte Carlo Methods Varna, Bulgaria 22

June 14-18 Householder Symposium Whistler B.C., Canada 49

June 29-July 2 Numerical Analysis Dundee, Scotland 49

July 1- 7 Curves and Surfaces Saint-Malo, France 15

July 12-16 System Modelling and Optimization Cambridge, UK 04

July 18-28 Foundations of Computational Mathematics Oxford, UK 21

July 26-30 Numerical Mathematics and Applications Jyvaskyla, Finland 21

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

From: Heike Fassbender <heike@math.Uni-Bremen.DE>

Date: Sun, 16 Aug 1998 14:27:57 +0200 (MET DST)

**Subject: Pat Eberlein**

We have very sad news to share.

Pat Eberlein died on Tuesday, Aug 11, at her home in Buffalo.

She was surrounded by many of her children and her grandchildren.

She did not suffer long; despite being on oxygen for the last

two weeks, she went to dinner with friends at a Thai restaurant

just this past Friday, and to a movie on Saturday!

Any condolence to her family send to nil.mackey@wmich.edu will

be forwarded to Pat's family. If desired, remembrances may be

made to a charity fund that has been set up. We will be posting

a more extensive obituary and details on the charity fund shortly.

Nil Mackey and Heike Fassbender

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

From: Allison Bogardo <bogardo@siam.org>

Date: Thu, 13 Aug 98 13:14:08 -0500

**Subject: SIAM Activity Group on Optimization Prize**

Call for Nominations

SIAM Activity Group on Optimization Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Optimization Prize (SIAG/OPT) will be

awarded at the Sixth SIAM Conference on Optimization to be held

in Atlanta, May 10-12, 1999.

The prize is awarded to the author(s) of the most outstanding

paper, as determined by the prize committee, on a topic in

optimization published in English in a peer-reviewed journal.

Eligibility

Candidate papers must be published in English in a peer-reviewed

journal bearing a publication date within the period January 1,

1995 to December 31, 1998. The paper must contain significant

research contributions to the field of optimization, as commonly

defined in the mathematical literature, with direct or potential

applications.

Description of the Award

The award will consist of a plaque and a certificate. The chair

of the prize committee will notify the recipient(s) of the award

in advance of the award date. An invitation will be extended to

the recipient(s) to attend the award ceremony to receive the award

and to present the paper. At least one of the awardees is expected

to attend the ceremony and present the winning paper.

Nominations

Nominations, which should consist of a copy of the paper and a

cover letter, must be received in the SIAM Office by JANUARY 15,

1999. Please send nominations to:

SIAG/OPT Prize Selection Committee c/o

c/o Allison Bogardo

SIAM

3600 University City Science Center

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Fax: 215-386-7999

Telephone: 215-382-9800, Ext. 302

E-mail: bogardo@siam.org

Members of the selection committee are John Birge (University of

Michigan), Roger Fletcher (University of Dundee), Jan Karel

Lenstra (Technical University of Eindhoven), Stephen M. Robinson

(University of Wisconsin), and Stephen J. Wright, chair (Argonne

National Laboratory).

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

From: David H Bailey <dhb@nersc.gov>

Date: Sat, 15 Aug 1998 12:08:55 -0700

**Subject: Parallel Symbolic Workshop**

Workshop on Parallel Symbolic Computation

hosted by

the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI)

and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (NERSC Division)

Berkeley, California, USA

October 1-3, 1998

A workshop on parallel symbolic computation will be held October 1-3

at MSRI, which is near the campus of the University of California,

Berkeley, CA, USA. Participants will include mathematicians, computer

scientists and scientific users of symbolic computing tools.

This workshop is inspired by the rapidly increasing requirements for

symbolic computing tools by scientists, and the recognition that

computing platforms, from desktop systems to supercomputers, are

rapidly moving to parallel designs. It is a common experience of many

users of symbolic computing software that some of these computations

can take enormous amounts of run time. Thus symbolic computing is

definitely an area that could benefit from the potential of highly

parallel computing. On the other hand, the field of high performance

computing stands to benefit from the unique perspective of symbolic

computing, with its distinctive algorithms, sophisticated data

structures and advanced user interfaces. This meeting will promote

the needed cross-fertilization between these disciplines.

If you are interested in attending this workshop, please see

http://www.msri.org/activities/programs/9899/symbcomp/parallelsc/

or send email to parallelsc@msri.org.

Some additional slots are available for speakers, and some travel

support is available. If you are interested in participating as a

speaker, contact the program committee directly.

Program Committee:

David H Bailey NERSC, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory; Berkeley, CA, USA

dhb@nersc.gov

Daniel R Grayson University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Urbana, IL, USA

dan@math.uiuc.edu

Alyson Reeves Center for Computing Sciences; Bowie, MD, USA

reeves@super.org

Nobuki Takayama Kobe University; Kobe, Japan

taka@math.s.kobe-u.ac.jp

David H. Bailey "Computo ergo sum."

NERSC, Lawrence Berkeley Lab. T: 510-495-2773 (MWF)

Mail Stop 50B-2239 T: 408-255-2264 (TTh)

Berkeley, CA 94720 E: dhb@nersc.gov

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

From: Michal Kocvara <kocvara@fauam1e.am.uni-erlangen.de>

Date: Wed, 12 Aug 98 14:17:26 CEST

**Subject: New Book, Nonsmooth Approach to Optimization Problems**

We would like to announce a new book

Nonsmooth Approach to Optimization Problems with

Equilibrium Constraints.

Theory, Applications and Numerical Results.

Jiri Outrata, Michal Kocvara and Jochem Zowe

This book presents an in-depth study and a solution technique for an

important class of optimization problems. This class is characterized

by special constraints: parameter-dependent convex programs,

variational inequalities or complementarity problems. All these

so-called equilibrium constraints are mostly treated in a convenient

form of generalized equations. The book begins with a chapter on

auxiliary results followed by a description of main numerical tools: a

bundle method of nonsmooth optimization and a nonsmooth variant of

Newton's method. Following this, stability and sensitivity theory for

generalized equations is presented, based on the concept of strong

regularity. This enables to apply the generalized differential

calculus for Lipschitz maps to derive optimality conditions and to

arrive at a solution method. A large part of the book focuses on

applications coming from continuum mechanics and mathematical

economy. A series of nonacademic problems is introduced and analyzed in

detail. Each problem is accompanied with examples that show the

efficiency of the solution method.

This book is addressed to applied mathematicians and engineers

working in continuum mechanics, operations research and economic

modelling. Students interested in optimization will find the book

useful as well.

For further information go to

http://www.wkap.nl/book.htm/0-7923-5170-3

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

From: Francoise Chatelin <Francoise.Chatelin@cerfacs.fr>

Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 19:05:25 +0200 (MET DST)

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at CERFACS**

URGENT : Post-doc position at CERFACS / Qualitative Computing Group

A one year post-doc research position is open at CERFACS in the

Qualitative Computing Group lead by Prof. Chaitin-Chatelin. The

main research activities in this Group are:

- study of the stability and the reliability of numerical methods,

specifically in the neighbourhood of singularities,

- design of robust codes for computing some eigenelements of very large

and nonnormal matrices (Arnoldi Tchebycheff method),

- influence of high nonnormality on reliability of numerical methods,

- software tools for assessing the quality (reliability, robustness) of

numerical methods.

This Group is part of the Parallel Algorithms Project lead by Iain Duff.

The successful candidate is expected to have strong interest, background

and experience in scientific computing, numerical analysis and possibly

functional analysis. He/she is expected to interact strongly with the other

members of the Group. Starting date is October 1, 1998, at the latest.

For detailed information about CERFACS

URL address : http://www.cerfacs.fr/algor

For more information about Toulouse, the city where CERFACS is located

URL address : http://www.mairie-toulouse.fr/accueilU.htm

The CERFACS recruitment procedure is described at the URL address:

http://www.cerfacs.fr/admin/rules.html

Send the application to Mme Campassens at CERFACS. For any scientific

question regarding this position, please send email to

Prof. Chaitin-Chatelin (chatelin@cerfacs.fr).

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

From: David Keyes <keyes@cs.odu.edu>

Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 17:10:47 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Positions at Old Dominion University**

Faculty, Post-doctoral, and Graduate Fellowship Openings

in High-performance Computing and Communications

at Old Dominion University

Three faculty positions, two post-doctoral research positions, and two

doctoral fellowships are available in a steadily growing group of HPCC

researchers in the Computer Science Department at Old Dominion University,

Norfolk, VA. The department has strong ties to the Institute for Computer

Applications in Science and Engineering (ICASE) at the nearby NASA Langley

Research Center, and growing links to DOE's nearby Thomas Jefferson

National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF). The department hosts an NSF

Multidisciplinary Computing Challenges center, a DOE ASCI Level-2 center,

and a Department of Education "Graduate Assistantships in Areas of

National Need" (GAANN) program.

The faculty positions are tenure-track at the assistant professor level in

any area of HPCC, with starting dates as early as January 1999. Formal

position announcements are in preparation.

The post-doctoral research associate positions are in the following areas:

(1) parallel multilevel and domain decomposition methods, and (2)

organizing PDE computations for efficient performance on distributed and

multilevel memory hierarchies, and are available as of October 1998. U.S.

citizenship or permanent residency is preferred for these positions.

The doctoral fellowships are tenable in any area of HPCC and available for

immediate or January 1999 starts. The GAANN fellowship packages include

attractive stipends and funds for books and research travel. U.S.

citizenship or permanent residency is required. (Non-U.S. doctoral degree

seekers with HPCC interests are also welcomed in the regular admissions

process.)

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Professors David Keyes,

Kurt Maly, or Alex Pothen at {keyes,maly,pothen}@cs.odu.edu for further

information.

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

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

Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 07:13:51 -0400

**Subject: Research Position at the University of Tennessee**

Research Position available at The University of Tennessee in

High-Performance Distributed Computing

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in

high-performance distributed computing at the Innovative Computing

Laboratory of the University of Tennessee. The candidate selected will

help lead collaborative research projects investigating innovative

software systems and tools for building computational grids and problem

solving environments. The initial focus will be on NetSolve (see

http://www.cs.utk.edu/netsolve/ ) and associated technologies.

The position requires experience in the development of parallel and

distributed computing tools, especially in C, Java, and Fortran.

Familiarity with scientific computing, parallel architectures, and

emerging network technologies is also desired. Responsibilities as a

participant in the research team include designing, prototyping,

testing, maintaining, and documenting computer systems related to these

network computing projects.

Among the benefits of the position are a competitive salary, travel

opportunities, access to state-of-the-art computational facilities

(including parallel architectures, high-performance workstations, and

high-performance networks), and opportunities to participate in leading

research collaborations in advanced scientific computing involving an

international community.

Inquiries should be directed to dongarra@cs.utk.edu

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

From: Thomas Hogan <hogan@math.ohio-state.edu>

Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 17:29:36 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Contents, Journal of Approximation Theory**

Table of Contents: J. Approx. Theory, Volume 94, Number 1, July 1998

Paul Erd\H{o}s (1913--1996)

1--41

Vadim I. Filippov

On the completeness and other properties of some function systems in

$L_p$, $0<p<\infty$

42--53

F. S. De Blasi and J. Myjak

On a generalized best approximation problem

54--72

Alexei Zhedanov

On some classes of polynomials orthogonal on arcs of the unit circle

connected with symmetric orthogonal polynomials on an interval

73--106

F. Marcell\'an and I. A. Rocha

Complex path integral representation for semiclassical linear

functionals

107--127

R. W. Barnard, G. Dahlquist, K. Pearce, L. Reichel, and K. C. Richards

Gram polynomials and the Kummer function

128--143

F. J. Mu\~noz-Delgado, V. Ram\'\=ED{r}ez-Gonz\'alez, and D. C\'ardenas-Mo=

rales

Qualitative Korovkin-type results on conservative approximation

144--159

Shunsheng Guo, Cuixiang Li, Yiguo Sun, Ge Yang, and Shujie Yue

Pointwise estimate for Szasz-type operators

160--171

Table of Contents: J. Approx. Theory, Volume 94, Number 2, August 1998

Luca Brandolini

Imbedding theorems for Lipschitz spaces generated by the weak-$L^p$

metric

173--190

M. A. Skopina

Local convergence of Fourier series with respect to periodized wavelets

191--202

Jean-Paul Penot

Proximal mappings

203--221

Douglas Bridges and Wang Yuchuan

Constructing best approximations on a Jordan curve

222--234

S. B. Damelin

The Lebesgue function and Lebesgue constant of Lagrange interpolation

for Erd\H{o}s weights

235--262

S. Fridli and F. Schipp

Strong approximation via Sidon type inequalities

263--284

Sen-Yen Shaw

Non-optimal rates of ergodic limits and approximate solutions

285--299

Vilmos Totik

Counterexample to a problem on tensor product approximation

300--305

Yasuo Kageyama

Generalization of the left Bernstein quasi-interpolants

306--329

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End of NA Digest

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Date: Mon 07/06/1998 21:30:54.15

Subject: NA Digest Calendar

The Netlib Conferences Database is on the Web at:

http://www.netlib.org/confdb/Conferences.html

NA Digest Calendar

Date Topic Place NA Digest #

Aug. 18-27 International Congress of Mathematicians Berlin, Germany 14

Aug. 18-27 ICM98 Session on Mathematical Software Berlin, Germany 97:27

Aug. 18-27 VideoMath Festival Berlin, Germany 52

Aug. 19-23 Numerical Methods and Applications Sofia, Bulgaria 13

Aug. 19-23 Incompressible Visous Flow Sofia, Bulgaria 07

Aug. 24-26 European Symposium on Algorithms Venice, Italy 06

Aug. 24-26 Hydroinformatics Copenhagen, Denmark 97:25

Aug. 24-27 Computational Mechanics Miskolc, Hungary 03

Aug. 31... Mathematics of Surfaces Birmingham, UK 15

Aug. 31... IFIP World Computer Congress Vienna and Budapest 96:46

Sep. 1- 3 Dynamics, Monitoring and Control Manchester, UK 21

Sep. 1- 4 Parallel Computing Southampton, UK 47

Sep. 1- 4 Numerical Methods inParallel Computing Southampton, UK 48

Sep. 1- 5 Solid Mechanics Zakopane, Poland 37

Sep. 2- 4 Computational Methods in Engineering Ghent, Belgium 34

Sep. 2- 5 Computational Physics Granada, Spain 05

Sep. 7- 9 Control and Data Processing Prague, Czech Republic 39

Sep. 7-12 PDE Meeting in the Sun Mission Beach, Austral.11

Sep. 7-14 Analytic Number Theory and Space Tilings Kyiv, Ukraine 11

Sep. 14-16 Software Tools for Scientific Computing Oslo, Norway 49

Sep. 14-18 Partial Differential Equations Marrakech, Morocco 97:20

Sep. 22-25 Validated Numerics Budapest, Hungary 25

Sep. 23-25 Dutch Numerical Mathematicians Woudschoten, N'lands 17

Sep. 24-25 SYNAPSE*3 Matrix, Neurocomputer Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany 27

Sep. 24-26 Computer Mathematics Athens, Greece 04

Sep. 28-30 Iterative Methods for Elasticity Nijmegen, Netherlands 17

Sep. 30... Computing in Electrical Engineering Berlin, Germany 25

Sep. 30... Operational Research Rovinj, Croatia 10

Oct. 1- 3 Parallel Symbolic Workshop Berkeley, CA 30

Oct. 1- 3 Industrial Flow Problems Barcelona, Spain 08

Oct. 4- 9 School on Wavelets in the Geosciences Delft, Netherlands 22

Oct. 5- 8 Multigrid Methods Bonn, Germany 12

Oct. 7-11 Operator Theory Winnipeg, Canada 05

Oct. 8-10 Randomization and Approximation Barcelona, Spain 23

Oct. 14-16 Simulation of Devices and Technologies Cape Town, So. Africa 11

Oct. 14-17 Mathematical Physics Knoxville, TN 48

Oct. 18-20 Iterative Methods Austin, TX 25

Oct. 20-23 SIBGRAPI'98 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 13

Oct. 21-23 Object Oriented Methods Yorktown Heights NY 21

Oct. 22-23 Mathematical Foundations for CAD Troy, MI 13

Oct. 25-28 Operations Research Seattle, WA 11

Oct. 26-28 Circuits, Systems and Computers Piraeus, Greece 97:20

Oct. 26-29 Air Pollution Modelling Paris, France 48

Oct. 27-29 Continuum Mechanics Rostov-on-Don, Russia 28

Oct. 28-31 Parallel and Distributed Computing Las Vegas, NV 17

Nov. 15-20 ASME, Parallel Computing Anaheim, CA 09

Nov. 18-20 50th Anniversary Applied Math ETH Zuerich, Switzerland 29

Nov. 30... Complex Systems Sydney, Australia 12

Dec. 4- 5 Southern Symposium on Computation Hattiesburg, MS 24

Dec. 6- 9 Modelling and Simulation Hamilton, New Zealand 19

Dec. 7-11 Scientific Computing Hong Kong 10

Dec. 14-16 Scientific and Engineering Computing Pune, India 29

Dec. 15-18 Nonlinear Programming Hong Kong 43

Dec. 16 Honor Dave Sloan Strathclyde, UK 12

Dec. 19-21 Operations Research Agra, India 09

1999

Jan. 8- 9 Conference for Bob Plemmons Winston-Salem, NC 02

Jan. 11-15 Independent Component Signal Analysis Aussois, France 16

Jan. 21-23 Applied Linear Algebra Bielefeld, Germany 23

Feb. 28-Mar. 2 Approximation and Complexity University of Florida 23

Mar. 22-26 Numerical Analysis Workshop Havana, Cuba 27

Apr. 15-20 Scattered Data Fitting Puerto Vallarta, Mex. 06

May 7- 9 Optimization in Computational Chemistry Princeton, NJ 27

May 10-14 Theoretical and Computational Acoustics Trieste, Italy 01

May 24-28 Applications of Dynamical Systems Snowbird, UT 23

June 2- 6 Large-Scale Scientific Computation Sozopol, Bulgaria 21

June 7- 9 Operational Research In Motion Windsor, Ontario 29

June 7-11 Monte Carlo Methods Varna, Bulgaria 22

June 14-18 Householder Symposium Whistler B.C., Canada 49

June 29-July 2 Numerical Analysis Dundee, Scotland 49

July 1- 7 Curves and Surfaces Saint-Malo, France 15

July 12-16 System Modelling and Optimization Cambridge, UK 04

July 18-28 Foundations of Computational Mathematics Oxford, UK 21

July 26-30 Numerical Mathematics and Applications Jyvaskyla, Finland 21

From: Heike Fassbender <heike@math.Uni-Bremen.DE>

Date: Sun, 16 Aug 1998 14:27:57 +0200 (MET DST)

Subject: Pat Eberlein

We have very sad news to share.

Pat Eberlein died on Tuesday, Aug 11, at her home in Buffalo.

She was surrounded by many of her children and her grandchildren.

She did not suffer long; despite being on oxygen for the last

two weeks, she went to dinner with friends at a Thai restaurant

just this past Friday, and to a movie on Saturday!

Any condolence to her family send to nil.mackey@wmich.edu will

be forwarded to Pat's family. If desired, remembrances may be

made to a charity fund that has been set up. We will be posting

a more extensive obituary and details on the charity fund shortly.

Nil Mackey and Heike Fassbender

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

From: Allison Bogardo <bogardo@siam.org>

Date: Thu, 13 Aug 98 13:14:08 -0500

Subject: SIAM Activity Group on Optimization Prize

Call for Nominations

SIAM Activity Group on Optimization Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Optimization Prize (SIAG/OPT) will be

awarded at the Sixth SIAM Conference on Optimization to be held

in Atlanta, May 10-12, 1999.

The prize is awarded to the author(s) of the most outstanding

paper, as determined by the prize committee, on a topic in

optimization published in English in a peer-reviewed journal.

Eligibility

Candidate papers must be published in English in a peer-reviewed

journal bearing a publication date within the period January 1,

1995 to December 31, 1998. The paper must contain significant

research contributions to the field of optimization, as commonly

defined in the mathematical literature, with direct or potential

applications.

Description of the Award

The award will consist of a plaque and a certificate. The chair

of the prize committee will notify the recipient(s) of the award

in advance of the award date. An invitation will be extended to

the recipient(s) to attend the award ceremony to receive the award

and to present the paper. At least one of the awardees is expected

to attend the ceremony and present the winning paper.

Nominations

Nominations, which should consist of a copy of the paper and a

cover letter, must be received in the SIAM Office by JANUARY 15,

1999. Please send nominations to:

SIAG/OPT Prize Selection Committee c/o

c/o Allison Bogardo

SIAM

3600 University City Science Center

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Fax: 215-386-7999

Telephone: 215-382-9800, Ext. 302

E-mail: bogardo@siam.org

Members of the selection committee are John Birge (University of

Michigan), Roger Fletcher (University of Dundee), Jan Karel

Lenstra (Technical University of Eindhoven), Stephen M. Robinson

(University of Wisconsin), and Stephen J. Wright, chair (Argonne

National Laboratory).

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

From: David H Bailey <dhb@nersc.gov>

Date: Sat, 15 Aug 1998 12:08:55 -0700

Subject: Parallel Symbolic Workshop

Workshop on Parallel Symbolic Computation

hosted by

the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI)

and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (NERSC Division)

Berkeley, California, USA

October 1-3, 1998

A workshop on parallel symbolic computation will be held October 1-3

at MSRI, which is near the campus of the University of California,

Berkeley, CA, USA. Participants will include mathematicians, computer

scientists and scientific users of symbolic computing tools.

This workshop is inspired by the rapidly increasing requirements for

symbolic computing tools by scientists, and the recognition that

computing platforms, from desktop systems to supercomputers, are

rapidly moving to parallel designs. It is a common experience of many

users of symbolic computing software that some of these computations

can take enormous amounts of run time. Thus symbolic computing is

definitely an area that could benefit from the potential of highly

parallel computing. On the other hand, the field of high performance

computing stands to benefit from the unique perspective of symbolic

computing, with its distinctive algorithms, sophisticated data

structures and advanced user interfaces. This meeting will promote

the needed cross-fertilization between these disciplines.

If you are interested in attending this workshop, please see

http://www.msri.org/activities/programs/9899/symbcomp/parallelsc/

or send email to parallelsc@msri.org.

Some additional slots are available for speakers, and some travel

support is available. If you are interested in participating as a

speaker, contact the program committee directly.

Program Committee:

David H Bailey NERSC, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory; Berkeley, CA, USA

dhb@nersc.gov

Daniel R Grayson University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Urbana, IL, USA

dan@math.uiuc.edu

Alyson Reeves Center for Computing Sciences; Bowie, MD, USA

reeves@super.org

Nobuki Takayama Kobe University; Kobe, Japan

taka@math.s.kobe-u.ac.jp

David H. Bailey "Computo ergo sum."

NERSC, Lawrence Berkeley Lab. T: 510-495-2773 (MWF)

Mail Stop 50B-2239 T: 408-255-2264 (TTh)

Berkeley, CA 94720 E: dhb@nersc.gov

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

From: Michal Kocvara <kocvara@fauam1e.am.uni-erlangen.de>

Date: Wed, 12 Aug 98 14:17:26 CEST

Subject: New Book, Nonsmooth Approach to Optimization Problems

We would like to announce a new book

Nonsmooth Approach to Optimization Problems with

Equilibrium Constraints.

Theory, Applications and Numerical Results.

Jiri Outrata, Michal Kocvara and Jochem Zowe

This book presents an in-depth study and a solution technique for an

important class of optimization problems. This class is characterized

by special constraints: parameter-dependent convex programs,

variational inequalities or complementarity problems. All these

so-called equilibrium constraints are mostly treated in a convenient

form of generalized equations. The book begins with a chapter on

auxiliary results followed by a description of main numerical tools: a

bundle method of nonsmooth optimization and a nonsmooth variant of

Newton's method. Following this, stability and sensitivity theory for

generalized equations is presented, based on the concept of strong

regularity. This enables to apply the generalized differential

calculus for Lipschitz maps to derive optimality conditions and to

arrive at a solution method. A large part of the book focuses on

applications coming from continuum mechanics and mathematical

economy. A series of nonacademic problems is introduced and analyzed in

detail. Each problem is accompanied with examples that show the

efficiency of the solution method.

This book is addressed to applied mathematicians and engineers

working in continuum mechanics, operations research and economic

modelling. Students interested in optimization will find the book

useful as well.

For further information go to

http://www.wkap.nl/book.htm/0-7923-5170-3

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From: Francoise Chatelin <Francoise.Chatelin@cerfacs.fr>

Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 19:05:25 +0200 (MET DST)

Subject: Postdoctoral Position at CERFACS

URGENT : Post-doc position at CERFACS / Qualitative Computing Group

A one year post-doc research position is open at CERFACS in the

Qualitative Computing Group lead by Prof. Chaitin-Chatelin. The

main research activities in this Group are:

- study of the stability and the reliability of numerical methods,

specifically in the neighbourhood of singularities,

- design of robust codes for computing some eigenelements of very large

and nonnormal matrices (Arnoldi Tchebycheff method),

- influence of high nonnormality on reliability of numerical methods,

- software tools for assessing the quality (reliability, robustness) of

numerical methods.

This Group is part of the Parallel Algorithms Project lead by Iain Duff.

The successful candidate is expected to have strong interest, background

and experience in scientific computing, numerical analysis and possibly

functional analysis. He/she is expected to interact strongly with the other

members of the Group. Starting date is October 1, 1998, at the latest.

For detailed information about CERFACS

URL address : http://www.cerfacs.fr/algor

For more information about Toulouse, the city where CERFACS is located

URL address : http://www.mairie-toulouse.fr/accueilU.htm

The CERFACS recruitment procedure is described at the URL address:

http://www.cerfacs.fr/admin/rules.html

Send the application to Mme Campassens at CERFACS. For any scientific

question regarding this position, please send email to

Prof. Chaitin-Chatelin (chatelin@cerfacs.fr).

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From: David Keyes <keyes@cs.odu.edu>

Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 17:10:47 -0400 (EDT)

Subject: Positions at Old Dominion University

Faculty, Post-doctoral, and Graduate Fellowship Openings

in High-performance Computing and Communications

at Old Dominion University

Three faculty positions, two post-doctoral research positions, and two

doctoral fellowships are available in a steadily growing group of HPCC

researchers in the Computer Science Department at Old Dominion University,

Norfolk, VA. The department has strong ties to the Institute for Computer

Applications in Science and Engineering (ICASE) at the nearby NASA Langley

Research Center, and growing links to DOE's nearby Thomas Jefferson

National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF). The department hosts an NSF

Multidisciplinary Computing Challenges center, a DOE ASCI Level-2 center,

and a Department of Education "Graduate Assistantships in Areas of

National Need" (GAANN) program.

The faculty positions are tenure-track at the assistant professor level in

any area of HPCC, with starting dates as early as January 1999. Formal

position announcements are in preparation.

The post-doctoral research associate positions are in the following areas:

(1) parallel multilevel and domain decomposition methods, and (2)

organizing PDE computations for efficient performance on distributed and

multilevel memory hierarchies, and are available as of October 1998. U.S.

citizenship or permanent residency is preferred for these positions.

The doctoral fellowships are tenable in any area of HPCC and available for

immediate or January 1999 starts. The GAANN fellowship packages include

attractive stipends and funds for books and research travel. U.S.

citizenship or permanent residency is required. (Non-U.S. doctoral degree

seekers with HPCC interests are also welcomed in the regular admissions

process.)

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Professors David Keyes,

Kurt Maly, or Alex Pothen at {keyes,maly,pothen}@cs.odu.edu for further

information.

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

Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 07:13:51 -0400

Subject: Research Position at the University of Tennessee

Research Position available at The University of Tennessee in

High-Performance Distributed Computing

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in

high-performance distributed computing at the Innovative Computing

Laboratory of the University of Tennessee. The candidate selected will

help lead collaborative research projects investigating innovative

software systems and tools for building computational grids and problem

solving environments. The initial focus will be on NetSolve (see

http://www.cs.utk.edu/netsolve/ ) and associated technologies.

The position requires experience in the development of parallel and

distributed computing tools, especially in C, Java, and Fortran.

Familiarity with scientific computing, parallel architectures, and

emerging network technologies is also desired. Responsibilities as a

participant in the research team include designing, prototyping,

testing, maintaining, and documenting computer systems related to these

network computing projects.

Among the benefits of the position are a competitive salary, travel

opportunities, access to state-of-the-art computational facilities

(including parallel architectures, high-performance workstations, and

high-performance networks), and opportunities to participate in leading

research collaborations in advanced scientific computing involving an

international community.

Inquiries should be directed to dongarra@cs.utk.edu

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From: Thomas Hogan <hogan@math.ohio-state.edu>

Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 17:29:36 -0400 (EDT)

Subject: Contents, Journal of Approximation Theory

Table of Contents: J. Approx. Theory, Volume 94, Number 1, July 1998

Paul Erd\H{o}s (1913--1996)

1--41

Vadim I. Filippov

On the completeness and other properties of some function systems in

$L_p$, $0<p<\infty$

42--53

F. S. De Blasi and J. Myjak

On a generalized best approximation problem

54--72

Alexei Zhedanov

On some classes of polynomials orthogonal on arcs of the unit circle

connected with symmetric orthogonal polynomials on an interval

73--106

F. Marcell\'an and I. A. Rocha

Complex path integral representation for semiclassical linear

functionals

107--127

R. W. Barnard, G. Dahlquist, K. Pearce, L. Reichel, and K. C. Richards

Gram polynomials and the Kummer function

128--143

F. J. Mu\~noz-Delgado, V. Ram\'\=ED{r}ez-Gonz\'alez, and D. C\'ardenas-Mo=

rales

Qualitative Korovkin-type results on conservative approximation

144--159

Shunsheng Guo, Cuixiang Li, Yiguo Sun, Ge Yang, and Shujie Yue

Pointwise estimate for Szasz-type operators

160--171

Table of Contents: J. Approx. Theory, Volume 94, Number 2, August 1998

Luca Brandolini

Imbedding theorems for Lipschitz spaces generated by the weak-$L^p$

metric

173--190

M. A. Skopina

Local convergence of Fourier series with respect to periodized wavelets

191--202

Jean-Paul Penot

Proximal mappings

203--221

Douglas Bridges and Wang Yuchuan

Constructing best approximations on a Jordan curve

222--234

S. B. Damelin

The Lebesgue function and Lebesgue constant of Lagrange interpolation

for Erd\H{o}s weights

235--262

S. Fridli and F. Schipp

Strong approximation via Sidon type inequalities

263--284

Sen-Yen Shaw

Non-optimal rates of ergodic limits and approximate solutions

285--299

Vilmos Totik

Counterexample to a problem on tensor product approximation

300--305

Yasuo Kageyama

Generalization of the left Bernstein quasi-interpolants

306--329

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