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

Date: November 29, 1998

**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 #

Nov. 30-Dec. 3 Complex Systems Sydney, Australia 36

Dec. 4 Software in Control Engineering Valencia, Spain 40

Dec. 4- 5 Southern Symposium on Computation Hattiesburg, MI 39

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

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

Dec. 7- 8 Short Course on Delay Equations Leuven, Belgium 40

Dec. 7-10 Scientific Computing Hong Kong 40

Dec. 9-11 Modelling Nonlinear Systems Kharagpur, India 45

Dec. 11-14 Workshop Honoring T. W. Anderson Fort Lauderdale, FL 31

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

Dec. 14-16 Symposium in Honour of John Butcher Auckland, New Zealand 38

Dec. 14-16 BLAS Technical Forum Berkeley, CA 42

Dec. 15-18 Nonlinear Programming Hong Kong 98:43

Dec. 16 Honor Dave Sloan Strathclyde, UK 12

Dec. 16-18 Wavelet Workshop Houston, TX 36

Dec. 19-21 Operations Research Agra, India 09

1999

Jan. 8- 9 Conference Honoring Bob Plemmons Winston-Salem, NC 42

Jan. 11-16 PDE Novosibirsk, Russia 43

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

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

Jan. 22-24 Composite Materials Kiel, Germany 40

Feb. 6 Anniversary of Stanford SCCM Program Stanford, CA 44

Feb. 12-13 Applied Mathematics Edmond, OK 39

Feb. 15-18 Surface Approximation and Visualisation Christchurch, NZ 33

Feb. 15-19 Petaflops Computing Santa Barbara, CA 36

Feb. 20-22 Stochastic Optimization Gainesville, FL 40

Feb. 20-25 Parallel Numerical Computations Annapolis, MD 36

Feb. 24-26 Interval Analysis Girona, Spain 34

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

Mar. 15-17 Scientific Computations Beirut, Lebanon 43

Mar. 22-24 Optimization Trier, Germany 38

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

Apr. 11-16 Multigrid Methods Copper Mountain, CO 26

Apr. 12-14 High Performance Numerical Methods Amsterdam, Netherlands 44

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

Apr. 16 Irreguarly Sturctured Problems San Juan, Puerto Rico 35

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

May 10-14 Theoretical and Computational Acoustics Trieste, Italy 34

May 19-22 Mathematics from Physics Urbana, IL 44

May 21-22 Differential Equations Mississippi State, MS 43

May 23-26 Parallel CFD Williamsburg, VA 43

May 24-26 Discontinuous Galerkin Methods Newport, RI 39

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

May 24-31 Environmental Modeling Rostov-on-Don, Russia 43

June 2- 6 Large-Scale Scientific Computation Sozopol, Bulgaria 37

June 2- 6 Matrices with Sparsity Structure Sozopol, Bulgaria 45

June 6-11 Rational Approximation Antwerp, Belgium 31

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

June 7-11 Monte Carlo Methods Varna, Bulgaria 22

June 10-12 Preconditioning Techniques Minneapolis, MN 42

June 13-16 Computational Geometry Miami Beach, FL 44

June 14-18 Householder Numerical Algebra Symposium Whistler B.C., Canada 42

June 15-20 Computational Physics Dubna, Russia 45

June 20-24 Number Theory Winnipeg, Canada 40

June 21-26 Continuous Optimization Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 33

June 21-27 Industrial Applications Apulia, Italy 35

June 28-July 2 Numerical Analysis Dundee, Scotland 36

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

July 12-16 System Modelling and Optimization Cambridge, England 44

July 16-18 Algorithms Prague, Czech Republic 40

July 18-28 Foundations of Computational Mathematics Oxford, U.K. 44

July 19-22 International Linear Algebra Society Barcelona, Spain 36

July 26-30 Numerical Mathematics Jyvaskyla, Finland 42

Aug. 25-28 Viscoelastic Flows Vaals, Netherlands 42

Sep. 6-10 Numerical Solution of Markov Chains Zaragoza, Spain 38

Sep. 6-10 Parallel Computing Technologies St.-Petersburg, Russia 41

Sep. 20-24 Computational Techniques Canberra, Australia 42

Oct. 4- 8 Parametric Optimization Dubrovnik, Croatia 45

Oct. 4- 8 Complexity of Multivariate Problems Hong Kong 42

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From: Ronald F Boisvert <boisvert@cam.nist.gov>

Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 14:03:05 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Report on Java for High-End Computing**

The Java Grande Forum (http://www.javagrande.org/) has issued its

initial report, providing a preliminary assessment of the Java

language and environment for high-end and numeric-intensive

computing applications. The complete report is available

at http://www.javagrande.org/. The portion developed by the

Numerics Working Group, includes specific recommendations on

changes to Java to support numerical applications, as welE

as plans for the development of core numerical libraries

in Java. This part of the report can also be viewed at

http://math.nist.gov/javanumerics/jgfnwg-01.html. The working

group is seeking to represent the interests of the numerics

community to Sun to aid in the evolution of Java. Comments to

javagrandeforum@npac.syr.edu are encouraged.

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From: Arun Verma <verma@CS.Cornell.EDU>

Date: Fri, 27 Nov 1998 14:12:25 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: ADMAT, Automatic Differentiation for MATLAB**

Dear Colleagues,

ADMAT -- an Automatic Differentiation toolbox for MATLAB

is now available. ADMAT can compute derivatives of programs written

in MATLAB (i.e., M-files), e.g. the gradient, the Jacobian or the Hessian

matrix. ADMAT is very easy to use, it can compute derivatives of

most M-files and very easy to plug-into other MATLAB toolboxes.

Our research web page http://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/verma/AD/

has more information about our Automatic differentiation project

and efficient computation of sparse and structured derivative

matrices using AD technology.

To download get the following tarred and compressed file:

http://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/verma/AD/ADMAT.tar.gz

ADMAT runs under MATLAB version 5.0 and above. Read the file ADMAT/README

for information on documentation and user guide and some test applications.

Regards

Arun

PS: ADMIT, a toolbox which can compute derivatives of functions written in

C/C++ (via ADOLC tool) is also available from http://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/verma/AD/

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From: S. Sundar <slnt@maths.iitkgp.ernet.in>

Date: Wed, 18 Nov 1998 15:05:43 +0530

**Subject: Conference on Mathematical Modelling of Nonlinear Systems**

International Conference On

MATHEMATICAL MODELLING OF NONLINEAR SYSTEMS

Department of Mathematics

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

KHARAGPUR, INDIA

December 09 - 11, 1999

For complete details and on line Pre-Registration Please Visit us in:

http://www.iitkgp.ernet.in/icommons

You may also obtain the information by sending an e-mail message to:

head@maths.iitkgp.ernet.in

THEME

The conference will address current research in all aspects of

nonlinear systems. Topics include:

Nonlinear Systems

Dynamical Systems and Chaos

Complex Engineering Systems

Control Systems

Fractals

Mathematical Models

Deterministic Models

Non-Deterministic Models

Techniques

Numerical Methods

Computer Simulation

Wavelets

Nonlinear Functional Analysis

Nonlinear Optimization

Application Areas

Biomechanics

Nonlinear Mechanics

Nonlinear Optics

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

Pre Registration: January 01,1999

Submission of Extended Abstract: February 26, 1999

Preliminary Acceptance: April 30,1999

Receipt of Camera-ready full papers: July 31,1999

Final Acceptance for Publication: September 30,1999

All the postal CORRESPONDENCE may be addressed to:

Professor J.C.Misra

Co-Chairman

ICOMMONS99

Department of Mathematics

IIT - Kharagpur 721 302

INDIA.

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From: Sanjo Zlobec <zlobec@Math.McGill.CA>

Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 11:04:24 -0500

**Subject: Conference on Parametric Optimization**

THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PARAMETRIC OPTIMIZATION

AND RELATED TOPICS

will be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia , October 4-8, 1999. The

conference continues the tradition of its predecessors, which took

place in Plaue (1985), Eisenach (1989), Gustrow(1991), Enschede

(1995) and Tokyo (1997). The scope of the Conference includes all aspects

of parametric optimization, ranging from fundamental research to

application.

Invited speakers include: E.G. Golshtejn (Russia), P. Kall (Switzerland),

H. Maurer (Germany), B. Mordukhovich (USA), S. Rolewicz (Poland), L.M.

Seiford (USA), A. Wierzbicki (Poland).

Information: http://www.math.hr/dubrovnik/index.htm

Replay form: http://www.math.hr/dubrovnik/form.htm

E-mail: bozena.grdovic@math.hr

Mailing address:

Parametric Optimization VI

c/o Mrs. B. Grdovic

University of Zagreb

Department of Mathematics

Bijenicka cesta 30

10 000 Zagreb

Croatia

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From: Ruben Shahbaghyan <shahbagian@vxjinr.jinr.ru>

Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 16:05:29 +0300

**Subject: Conference on Modern Trends in Computational Physics**

The First International Conference on Modern Trends in Computational

Physics (MTCP'98) was held on June 15-20, 1998 in the Laboratory of

Computing Techniques and Automation, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research,

Dubna, Russia. The Conference was dedicated to the 5th anniversary of the

foundation of the Department of Computational Physics.

More than 150 scientists from 18 countries presented 25 plenary talks

and about 120 short communications at the Conference. The objective was to

provide a forum for the presentation of new approaches to computational

modeling in physics, namely numerical and computer algebra methods and

algorithms, computational tools for simulation and analysis of physical

processes, mathematical modeling of nonlinear static and time-dependent

physical fields, modeling exotic systems, Monte Carlo modeling of

interactions of particles and of particles with matter, problems of

nonlinear mathematical physics, modeling in ecology and biophysics, large

scale scientific computations on advanced computer architectures, and

software for physics experiments.

The MTCP PROCEEDINGS will be published in a form of special issue of CPC

(Computer Physics Communication) Journal by "Elsevier Science Publishers"

(The Netherlands).

We kindly invite all colleagues to participate in the 2nd International

Conference on Computational Physics, which is scheduled on mid June 2001.

Dr. R.Shahbaghyan

(MTCP'98 Scientific Secretary)

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From: Plamen Yalamov <yalamov@ami.ru.acad.bg>

Date: Sat, 28 Nov 1998 10:33:27 +0200 (WET)

**Subject: Minisymposium on Matrices with Sparsity Structure**

CALL FOR PAPERS

Minisymposium on "Matrices with sparsity structure"

in the framework of

the Second Workshop on "Large-Scale Scientific Computation"

Sozopol, Bulgaria, June 2-6, 1999

Organized by:

Marcin Paprzycki, University of Southern Mississippi, MS, USA,

e-mail: marcin@orca.st.usm.edu

Plamen Yalamov, University of Rousse, Bulgaria,

e-mail: yalamov@ami.ru.acad.bg

The minisymposium will be concerned with algorithms for matrices with a

sparsity structure, e.g. banded, tridiagonal, general sparse, bordered,

etc., their high-performance implementation and stability properties. We

are kindly inviting all interested individuals to contact the organizers

or the conference secretary.

(MP: this one below is slightly misleading as it suggests that the

proceedings will be of the Minisymposium -- and not the whole conference)

Proceedings consisting of all refereed and presented at the workshop papers

(only!) will be published in a book form. The intention of the workshop

organizers is to establish a tradition publishing the workshop volumes in the

VIEWEG Series Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics. A more detailed information

about the proceedings of the previous workshop is available on the WWW-sites.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

Deadline for submission of extended abstracts (1 page) January 15, 1999

Notification of acceptance of the talks on the basis of January 31, 1999

the submitted abstract

Deadline for submission of full papers (up to 10 pages) March 15, 1999

Notification of acceptance of full papers May 1, 1999

WWW-SITES:

http://copern.bas.bg/Conferences/SciCom99.html

http://orca.st.usm.edu/marcin/mp/cfp/SciCom99.html

More detailed information about fees, accomodation, travelling, etc. is

available on these sites.

Conference Secretary

Mrs. Sylvia Grozdanova,

CLPP-BAS

``Acad. G. Bontchev'' street, Block 25A

BG-1113 Sofia

Bulgaria

FAX: (+ 359 2) 707 273

E-mail: scicom99@parallel.bas.bg

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From: Bruce Hendrickson <bahendr@trocious.cs.sandia.gov>

Date: Wed, 25 Nov 98 15:15:11 MST

**Subject: von Neumann Fellowship at Sandia Labs**

John von Neumann Research Fellowship in Computational Science

Sandia National Laboratories

The Computational Sciences, Computer Sciences and Mathematics

Center at Sandia National Laboratories invites outstanding

candidates to apply for the 1999 John von Neumann Research

Fellowship in Computational Science. Von Neumann Fellowships at

Sandia provide an exceptional opportunity for innovative research

in scientific computing on advanced architectures. Candidates must

have recently earned a Ph.D. degree or the equivalent and have a

strong interest in advanced computing research. The Fellowship is

supported by the Mathematical, Information, and Computational Sciences

Division at the U.S. Department of Energy.

Sandia maintains strong research programs in a variety of areas,

including analytical and computational mathematics, discrete

mathematics and algorithms, computational physics and engineering,

and advanced systems software and tools. Sandia has a unique parallel

computing environment which includes the 4500-node Intel Teraflops

machine, a 192-node SGI Origin 2000, a 168-node DEC 8400 cluster,

a 400 node DEC workstation cluster, and a 320-node Intel Paragon.

Although applicants from a broad range of disciplines will be

considered, preference will be given to those in the fields of

numerical methods, computational science, optimization, parallel

algorithm development, computational geometry and the predictability

of complex phenomena.

The Fellowship appointment is for a period of one year with a likely

renewal for a second year. It includes a highly competitive salary,

moving expenses and a generous professional travel allowance.

Applicants should send a resume, a statement of research goals, and

three letters of recommendation to: David Womble, Applied Mathematics

Department, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM 87185-1110.

The closing date for applications is January 16, 1999. The position

will commence during 1999.

For further information contact David Womble at 505-845-7471 or by

e-mail at dewombl@cs.sandia.gov.

Sandia National Labs is a U.S. Department of Energy multiprogram

laboratory, operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary

Lockheed Martin Corporation, with locations in Albuquerque, NM and

Livermore, CA.

Equal Opportunity Employer. Drug-free workplace. U.S. Citizenship is

normally required.

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From: Leonid Faybusovich <lfaybuso@toda.math.nd.edu>

Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 15:53:01 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Assistantships at University of Notre Dame**

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Notre Dame

will have several teaching assistantships (and tuition scholarships)

available for support of graduate studies in several areas of applied

mathematics .

Assistantships are given on a competitive basis. Graduate

students can either pursue an interdisciplinary Master's degree in

applied mathematics or they can apply for the Ph.D. program in

mathematics and pursue a doctoral degree.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 1999.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND INFORMATION MATERIALS see:

http://www.math.nd.edu/math or contact

Department of Mathematics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556;

Tel: 219-631-7083; e-mail: mathgrad.1@nd.edu

Sincerely yours, Leonid Faybusovich

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From: SCMSA <Beauzamy@aol.com>

Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 14:31:58 EST

**Subject: Position at Societe de Calcul Mathematique, Paris**

The "Societe de Calcul Mathematique, S.A." announces

the opening of a permanent position in theoretical and/or

applied mathematics ("contrat a duree indeterminee",

under the French law).

S.C.M. is a private company, based in Paris, France.

The successful candidate will participate in research activities

connected with optimization and computer implementation of

various algorithms.

He/she will have good communication skills, and the ability and

desire to work for a private firm, doing high level research.

Our activities are described on our web site :

http://members.aol.com/scmsa/accueil.htm

To apply, please send a letter with photo and resume to

Societe de Calcul Mathematique, S.A.

111 Faubourg Saint Honore,

75008 Paris - France

(applications by email are not accepted)

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From: Jill Goldschneider <jrgold@statsci.com>

Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 11:39:09 -0800 (PST)

**Subject: Research Position at MathSoft, Seattle**

Research Scientist, MathSoft, Seattle, WA

Image Processing and Analysis

The Research Group of MathSoft, Inc. in Seattle, WA. is seeking

engineers and scientists to fill a Research Scientist position. The

ideal candidate will have expertise in image processing and image

analysis with a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering,

Applied Math, or related field. The candidate will be knowledgeable

of state-of-art image processing and analysis techniques, and will be

an experienced programmer/software engineer with fluency in the

C-language. Additional experience with C++ or Java is desirable. In

addition, he/she will have strong communication skills including the

ability to write proposals, make technical presentations, and write

technical reports. He/she will be a team player and will have good

inter-personal skills.

He/she will work in a team setting developing image processing

software products. He/she will participate in the implementation of

image processing and analysis algorithms, as well as the software

engineering aspects of the product. In addition, the person will

further strengthen the multimedia research program at MathSoft by

defining new research directions and developing new product ideas.

The Research Group at MathSoft is a dynamic group with expertise in

image processing and analysis, wavelets, signal processing, and

statistics. A variety of projects are underway, ranging from

commercial and custom software development to research in wavelets,

partial differential equation-based image processing, image

segmentation, query-by-image content, image compression, and target

detection for applications including medical imaging, document

imaging, tactical imaging, and remote sensing.

Mail, fax, or e-mail your resume to:

Human Resources, Data Analysis Product Division, MathSoft, Inc.,

1700 Westlake Ave. N., Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98109

FAX: (206) 283-6310. e-mail: hr@statsci.com

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From: Philip Aston <mas1pa@mcs.surrey.ac.uk>

Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 17:40:13 +0000 (GMT)

**Subject: Readership at the University of Surrey**

READERSHIP IN MATHEMATICS

The University of Surrey invites applications for the post of Reader in

Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics from persons

of outstanding research achievement in any area of pure or applied

mathematics. The Reader will be expected to lead a subgroup of

the Mathematics Group and to develop a research portfolio complementary

to but resonant with the existing research. Preference will be given

to active researchers working at the border between pure and applied

mathematics who will enlarge the existing definitions of applied

mathematics.

The successful applicant will be expected to undertake the normal range

of teaching and supervisory duties. The successful candidate will be

encouraged to develop strong links with other Departments within the

University, and also with Industry and Government Research

Establishments. Salary will be in the range #30,496-#34,464 per

annum, according to age, qualifications and experience. The post can

be taken up from 1 September 1999. Informal enquiries are welcome and

may be made to Professor T. J. Bridges (01483-259642, email:

t.bridges@mcs.surrey.ac.uk). Further information about the Post and

the research profile of the Group can be found at the Mathematics

Research website (http://www.eim.surrey.ac.uk/maths/research/maths).

Application forms and further particulars can be obtained by contacting

Mrs Valerie Gurney at the School for Electronic Engineering, Information

Technology & Mathematics, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 5XH, U.K.

An application consists of (two copies of) a curriculum vitae, a

publications list, a statement of research interests, and the names and

addresses of three referees, quoting reference number 1574. The closing

date for applications is 11th December 1998.

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From: Christof Eck <eck@fauam3c.am.uni-erlangen.de>

Date: Fri, 27 Nov 1998 12:59:50 +0100

**Subject: Graduate Positions at University Erlangen-Nuremberg**

GRADUATE POSITIONS IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS

The Institute for Applied Mathematics of the University Erlangen-Nuremberg,

Germany, is searching candidates for two positions connected with research

projects in applied mathematics.

The first project is funded by the German Federal Research and Education

Department for three years. It deals with model, algorithm and software

development for the prediction of unsaturated subsurface contaminant

transport and remediation strategies. The transport processes are modelled

by nonlinear partial differential equations. The project is embedded

in a PhD program on applied mathematics / scientific computing.

The second project is carried out in cooperation with the Institute

of Material Sciences of the University Erlangen-Nuremberg and a

medium size enterprise of casting technology. Its subject is the

mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of solidification and solute

transport in the casting of alloys. The models are nonlinear partial

differential equations. The project is supported by the Bavarian Research

Foundation for two years, a prolongation of the project is planned.

The ideal candidate for one of these positions has a degree in mathematics

or a similar subject. He / She should be familiar with applied mathematics

/ scientific computing and / or partial differential equations. Knowledge of

the German language is not expected and only advantageous as far as

everyday life is concerned. The candidate is expected to write a PhD thesis

during the work on the project.

Salary is according to the German BAT IIa/2 tariff for both positions.

It depends on age and family status. (A 25 year old unmarried person

receives about DEM 33,000 / US$ 20,000 gross payment per annum.)

Candidates which are interested in one of those positions should contact

me as soon as possible and provide their CV, testimonies of their academic

education (if possible in English or German translations) and a description

of their scientific background and interests. One or two references of

university teachers would be also helpful.

Please send requests and applications to

Prof. Dr. Peter Knabner

Institute for Applied Mathematics Tel. +49(0)9131-85-27015 or 85-27016

Martensstr. 3 Fax. +49(0)9131-85-27670

D 91058 Erlangen e-mail: knabner@am.uni-erlangen.de

Germany

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