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From: Hershkowitz Daniel <hershkow@techunix.technion.ac.il>

Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 09:43:17 +0200 (IST)

**Subject: Linear Algebra Prize to Ludwig Elsner**

The 1999 ILAS Linear Algebra Prize Committee has recommended that

LUDWIG ELSNER

be awarded the 1999 prize. The prize will be awarded at the

ILAS Barcelona meeting in July of 1999. Our congratulations to

Ludwig for this well-deserved recognition of his many

important contributions to linear algebra.

1999 ILAS Prize Committee:

Hans Schneider

Angelika Bunse-Gerstner

Biswa Datta

Mirek Fiedler

Russ Merris

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

From: Joseph Traub <traub@cs.columbia.edu>

Date: Sun, 13 Dec 98 15:09:06 EST

**Subject: Low Discrepancy Sequences**

This is in reply to Richard Zhou's query about low discrepancy

sequences.

Starting in 1992, our research group has done extensive work on

low discrepancy sequences, expecially for high dimensional

problems in mathematical finance. A good place to look for

information about low discrepancy sequences is my homepage

http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~traub

The underlying theory may be found in Chapter 4,

"Very High-Dimensional Integration and Mathematical Finance" of

INFORMATION AND COMPLEXITY

J.F.TRAUB AND A.G.WERSCHULZ

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1998

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

From: Willi Schoenauer <schoenauer@rz.uni-karlsruhe.de>

Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 08:33:54 +0100

**Subject: Scientific Supercomputing Internet Book**

Addendum to Scientific Supercomputing

The Addendum to the (hand-written) Internet book "Scientific

Supercomputing" is an open-ended collection of further supercomputer

architectures and algorithms. The first 7 chapters are now (again

hand-written) in the Internet:

A1 The NEC SX-4 and SX-5

A2 The CRAY J90 and SV1

A3 The MIPS R10000 Processor, the SGI PowerChallange and the SGI Origin 2000

A4 Measurements of the CRAY/SGI T3E-1200

A5 SUN Microprocessors and Servers

A6 HP PA-RISC Processors and HP9000 Exemplar Servers

A7 The Intel Pentium II Processor

The URL is

http://www.uni-karlsruhe.de/Uni/RZ/Personen/rz03/addendum/

Further chapters will follow in due time.

Willi Schoenauer

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

From: Laurent El Ghaoui <elghaoui@ensta.fr>

Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 15:44:50 +0100

**Subject: New Interface Package for Semidefinite Programming**

We are pleased to announce the new release of Lmitool package

Lmitool-2.0 : An Interface to Solve LMI Problems.

Introduction

LMITOOL-2.0 is a user-friendly package for LMI optimization. It acts as

an interface for the Semidefinite Programming methods (3 are now

available : SP developed by L. Vandenberghe and S. Boyd ; SDP developed

by Alizadeh, J.-P. Haeberly, M. Nayakkankuppam and M.L. Overton ; SDPHA

developed by Florian A. Potra, Rongqin Sheng and Nathan Brixius).

An LMI optimization problem is one where matrix variables are subject

to equality and positive-definiteness constraints, and the objective is

a linear function of these variables. Many engineering problems,

including among others (nonlinear) convex optimization problems, can be

formulated as LMI problems; see for instance, the book Linear Matrix

Inequalities in Systems and Control Theory, by Boyd, El Ghaoui, Feron,

Balakrishnan, SIAM, 1994.

Using the user-friendly Graphic User Interface (TKLMITOOL) of the

LMITOOL-2.0 package, a user can in a few minutes solve Linear Matrix

Inequality problems with matrix variables. All the user has to do is to

specify the LMI constraints and linear objective of the problem at hand

in a matlab .m file. No special syntax or function is to be learned by

the user. LMITOOL-2.0 allows for arbitrary equality and LMI constraints.

Where to get Lmitool Package

Home Page:

http://www.ensta.fr/~gropco/lmi/index.html

Distribution files:

- by ftp to ftp.ensta.fr in directory pub/elghaoui/lmitool-2.0

- by the WEB Page :

"http://www.ensta.fr/~gropco/lmi/index.html"

Comments, bug reports

Since LMITOOL and TKLMITOOL are still under development, all comments,

remarks, bug reports... are welcome. E-Mail us at lmitool@ensta.fr or

elghaoui@ensta.fr

Laurent El Ghaoui

Ecole Nationale Superieure de Techniques Avancees

32, Bd Victor, 75739 PARIS cedex 15, France

Tel: (33+1) 45 52 54 30, Fax: (33+1) 45 52 55 87

http://www.ensta.fr/~gropco

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

From: Eric Grosse <ehg@bell-labs.com>

Date: Thu, 17 Dec 1998 10:38:07 -0500

**Subject: Video Archive of Workshop on Object Oriented Methods**

Lectures from day 1 of the SIAM Workshop on Object Oriented Methods

for Inter-operable Scientific and Engineering Computing are now online:

http://www.msri.org/publications/video/contents.html#siam98oct

The workshop (held October 21-23, 1998 at IBM Watson and organized

by Mike Henderson, Chris Anderson, and Steve Lyons) brought together

people working on component software, distributed architectures,

frameworks, and other modern topics in production and delivery of

scientific software. See the conference page

http://domino.watson.ibm.com/MathSci/SIAMWork.nsf/All/

for more details. We thank MSRI for hosting the video archive.

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

From: Zhong-ci Shi <shi@lsec.cc.ac.cn>

Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 19:27:47 +0000

**Subject: Feng Kang Prize**

Announcement

The Committee of Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing is seeking

applications and nominations for 1999 year. The prize is awarded every other

year to young Chinese Scientists in China and abroad for their outstanding

researches in numerical analysis and scientific computing. The prize winners

will be announced in August 1999. Application forms can be got by anonymous

ftp from

lsec.cc.ac.cn/pub/FENGKang/app_form.ps

Deadline for applications and nominations is MARCH 15, 1999.

Please send all materials to:

Dr. Zhong-zhi Bai

The Committee of Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing

Institute of Computational Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

PO Box 2719, Beijing 10008, China

Prof. Zhong-Ci Shi

Chairman of the Committee

The Regulation of The Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing

Item 1. The Foundation of Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing is founded

in order to memory the contribution of late Professor Feng Kang to China's

Computational Mathematics.

Item 2. The Prize is honored to young Chinese Scientists in China or abroad,

working in the fields of Scientific and Engineering Computing whose age

should not be exceeded 45.

Item 3. The Prize is granted every other year to at most two winners with the

certificate and a premium of 15,000 yuan RMB for time being.

Item 4. Chinese universities or research institutes can nominate the

candidates. The application materials should be approved by the scientific

Committee of the relevant universities or institutes.

Item 5. Young scientists satisfying Item 2 can apply the Prize getting

supports of three members of the Committee or five full professors. The

recommendation letters must be directly sent to the Committee.

Item 6. The deadline of application is the 15th March in the selection year

and the Prize will be announced in August.

Item 7. The winners will be voted by the Committee of Feng Kang Prize of

Scientific Computing.

Item 8. The Institute of Computational Mathematics and Scientific/Engineering

Computing is in charge of the fund raising and organization of selecting the

prize-winner.

Item 9. The Committee of Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing is consists

of nine famous Chinese mathematicians in the fields of Scientific and

Engineering Computing. One term serves four years. The current committee is

in charge to select the committee of next term. Each term at least one third

members must be chosen new ones and each member of the Committee can be

reelected for at most three terms.

Item 10. The Committee should report the usage of the founds every other year.

Contributors to the founds have the rights to know the services of the

foundation.

Item 11. This regulation is valid from the 9th September, 1994. The right of

explanation of the regulation belongs to the Committee of the Feng Kang Prize

of Scientific Computing.

Committee of the Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing

Chairman: Zhong-ci SHI

Members: Da-yong CAI, Qun LIN, Hong-yuan FU, Hong-ci HUANG,

Ren-hong WANG, Rong-an YING, Ya-xiang YUAN, Tian-xiao ZHOU

Secretary: Zhong-zhi BAI

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

From: Reinhard Nabben <nabben@Mathematik.Uni-Bielefeld.DE>

Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1998 12:08:55 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: Workshop Honoring Ludwig Elsner **

Workshop on

Applied Linear Algebra

in honor of

Prof. Dr. Ludwig Elsner

January 21-23, 1999

Bielefeld

Prof. Dr. Ludwig Elsner will celebrate his 60th birthday in January 1999.

To honor his mathematical work the Department of Mathematics and

the Sonderforschungsbereich 343, both University of Bielefeld,

will organize this workshop which will cover all areas ranging from

core linear algebra to numerical linear algebra. As part of this workshop there will be a Festkolloquium on January 22.

A preliminary program and the collection of abstracts can be found on our

web page

http://www.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de/~numerik/workshop.html

Invited speakers:

Rajendra Bhatia Rafael Bru Wolfgang Dahmen

Miroslav Fiedler Shmuel Friedland Daniel Hershkowitz

Charles R. Johnson Israel Koltracht Peter Lancaster

Michael Neumann Wilhelm Niethammer M.H.C. Paardekooper

Pal Rozsa Hans Schneider Ji Guang Sun

Tomasz Szulc David Watkins

Workshop topics:

iterative solution methods, preconditioning, eigenvalue computation,

Riccati equations, wavelets, adaptive multilevel solvers,

eigenvalue distribution of random matrices, effects of nonnormality,

stability of differential equations,

matrices with special structure like Toeplitz-,

Hamiltonian-, and P-matrices, graphs,

applications in control theory, markov chains, and graph theory.

Organizing commitee:

Angelika Bunse-Gerstner Volker Mehrmann Reinhard Nabben

Matthias Pott Wolf-Juergen Beyn

For further information please visit the web-page

http://www.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de/~numerik/workshop.html

or contact

Reinhard Nabben, Matthias Pott,

Fakultaet fuer Mathematik

Universitaet Bielefeld, Postfach 10 01 31, D-33501 Bielefeld, Germany

email: numerik@mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de

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

From: Lothar Reichel <reichel@mcs.kent.edu>

Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 23:41:40 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Conference in Honor of Richard Varga**

MATHEMATICAL JOURNEY THROUGH ANALYSIS,

MATRIX THEORY AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION:

a conference on the occasion of

Richard S. Varga's 70th birthday

The meeting will take place at Kent State University on March 25-27, 1999,

and will focus on the many research areas in which Richard Varga has made

important contributions. The conference will provide an opportunity for

researchers in these different yet related areas to exchange ideas. More

than 30 speakers have already agreed to give presentations. A banquet dinner

will be held on Friday, March 26. The journal Numerical Algorithms will

publish a special issue dedicated to Richard Varga.

Further information about the conference is available at the web site

http://etna.mcs.kent.edy/~conference

If you are interested in participating in the conference or coming to

the banquet, please notify Daniela Calvetti (dxc57@po.cwru.edu) or

Lothar Reichel (reichel@mcs.kent.edu) as soon as possible. Your e-mail

message should indicate whether you would like to

participate in the meeting,

present a talk at the meeting,

submit a paper to the special issue.

Please contact Daniela Calvetti or Lothar Reichel if you have any

questions.

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

From: Raimondas Ciegis <Raimondas.Ciegis@fm.vtu.lt>

Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 08:04:48 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: Mathematical Modelling and Analysis '99**

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

MMA-99

Fourth International Conference

Mathematical Modelling and Analysis

June 3-4, 1999, Vilnius, Lithuania

http://www.aldona.mii.lt/mma99/

Conference organizers

- Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Vilnius

- Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

- Vilnius University

The Conference focuses on various aspects of mathematical modelling and

usage of difference methods for numerical solution of modern problems of

science and engineering. It aims, in particular, at fostering cooperation

among practitioners and theoreticians in this field.

Working language of the Conference is English.

Basic topics

- Analysis of numerical methods for solving problems of

mathematical physics

- Parallel algorithms and parallel computing

- Application of difference methods to engineering problems

- Analysis of ODE and PDE problems and applications

- Statistical modelling

- Mathematical modelling for financial analysis

Programmme and Organizing Committee

R.Ciegis (Lithuania - General Chairman),

H.Neunzert(Germany - General Vice - chairman),

M.Sapagovas (Lithuania - the Chairman of the Programme Committee),

A.Buikis (Latvia Vice-chairman),

V.Abrashin (Belarus), S.Dey (USA),

F.Ivanauskas (Lithuania), H.Kalis (Latvia), A.Kjellman(Sweden),

P.Matus(Belarus), A.Reinfelds (Latvia), A.Pedas (Estonia),

L.Saulis (Lithuania), V.Skakauskas (Lithuania), A.Zemitis (Germany),

J.Wasniewski (Denmark).

Local Organizing Committee

A.Domarkas (VU), E.Kirjacki (VGTU), A.Krylovas (VGTU), K.Kubilius (VGTU),

M.Meilunas (VGTU), S.Rutkauskas (IMI), A.Stikonas (IMI).

The scientific programme includes invited plenary talks (40 min) and

contributed talks (20 min).

Authors are requested to send an abstract ( maximum 1 page )

before March 31, 1999.

Instructions and a style file for the preparation of the abtracts

are available at http://www.aldona.mii.lt/mma99/

or can be taken by ftp from aldona.mii.lt in directory

/pub/MII/MMA99/abstracts

Conference materials

The selected papers of the Conference will be published in the vol.4 of

"Mathematical Modelling and Analysis", Technika, Vilnius.

All papers will be pair-rewieved.

Correspondence address

Institute of Mathematics and Informatics,

Akademijos 4, LT-2600,

Vilnius, Lithuania

phone: (+370) 2 72 94 19, 2 72 94 17

fax: (+370) 2 72 92 09

Questions regarding MMA99 should be addressed to

e-mail: mma99@fm.vtu.lt

To receive the Second Announcement you must register at

http://www.aldona.mii.lt/mma99/

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

From: Volker John <Volker.John@Mathematik.Uni-Magdeburg.DE>

Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 10:29:12 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: Conference on Numerical Methods for Transport-Dominated Problems**

EPSICODE '99

International Conference on Numerical Methods

for Transport-Dominated and Related Problems

This International Workshop on analytical and numerical methods

for convection-dominated differential equations will be organized in

cooperation with the GAMM Committees ``Efficient numerical methods for pde''

and ``Scientific computing''. It will provide a forum for communication

and interaction between applied mathematicians, numerical analysts and the

scientific computing community.

Date: 20 -- 23 September 1999

Schloss (Castle) Wendgr\"aben, near Magdeburg, Germany

Conference themes:

- Discretization techniques :

FDM/FEM/FVM/spectral methods/collocation methods

- Solution of the discrete algebraic problems :

multigrid/domain decomposition/parallelization

- Analytical approaches :

asymptotic expansions/Shishkin-type decompositions

- Error estimates and adaptive approaches

- Modelling and applications

Invited speakers:

V.F. Butuzov (Moscow),

C. Canuto (Torino),

P.W. Hemker (Amsterdam),

R.B. Kellogg (Maryland),

G. Lube (G\"ottingen),

R. Rannacher (Heidelberg),

H.-G. Roos (Dresden),

G.I. Shishkin (Ekaterinburg),

E. S\"uli (Oxford),

R. Verf\"urth (Bochum),

P. Wesseling (Delft)

Organizing committee:

Lutz Tobiska (Magdeburg),

Martin Stynes (Cork, Ireland),

Lutz Angermann (Magdeburg),

Volker John (Magdeburg)

Dates to remember:

- Deadline for abstracts and registration: 28 May 1999

- Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 26 November 1999

- Notification of acceptance or rejection: 28 January 2000

- Final deadline for submission of revised manuscript: 31 March 2000

Contact:

- email: EPSICODE99@mathematik.uni-magdeburg.de

- Conference website: http://david.math.uni-magdeburg.de/EPSICODE99

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

From: Van Henson <vhenson@notus.llnl.gov>

Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 09:09:58 -0800 (PST)

**Subject: Copper Mountain Conference Special Themes**

Dear Colleagues,

The Ninth Copper Mountain Conference on Multigrid Methods will

be held April 11--16, 1999 in Copper Mountain, Colorado. The

program committee wishes to place special emphasis on the

theme "General Scalable Multigrid Methods". In particular,

we are hoping to gather researchers interested in "Algebraic

Algorithms" and "Parallel Techniques". Both topics have become

prominent in large-scale applications, and it is our intent to

bring together researchers and practitioners to share their

ideas, challenges, and knowledge, with the hope of furthering

the field.

To emphasize the theme, we will be grouping talks into special

theme sessions and organizing informal workshops during the

week. Also, Algebraic Algorithms and Parallel Techniques will

be discussed in a day-long tutorial on April 11 (the Sunday

before the conference talks begin).

We encourage everyone interested in these areas to participate,

by attending and hopefully by submitting an abstract to one of

the theme sessions.

The web page

http://amath-www.colorado.edu/appm/faculty/copper/1999

contains detailed information about the conference, including

information on how to submit abstracts (Deadline Feb. 1 1999).

We hope to see you in April.

Sincerely,

Van Emden Henson, Theme Chair: "Algebraic Algorithms"

Jim E. Jones, Theme Chair: "Parallel Techniques"

Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

{vhenson,jjones}@llnl.gov

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

From: Issam Moghrabi <imoghrbi@lau.edu.lb>

Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 15:35:07 +0200

**Subject: Conference in Beirut on Scientific Computations**

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATIONS

ICSC99

15-17 MARCH, 1999

BEIRUT, LEBANON

CALL FOR PAPERS

Objectives

To bring together

-Numerical Analysts,

-Specialists interested in the development, implementation and

application of advanced methods for reliable Mathematical Simulation of

Structural, Mechanical, And Physical Systems, and

-other researchers in Scientific Computations of different backgrounds.

To highlight

-Broad developments and advances in Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and

-Cross disciplinary themes within Mathematics, between Mathematics and

other disciplines [such as Engineering (structural problems in

Engineering)], and between Mathematics and particular industries.

A forum for

-Exchanging ideas,

-Establishing research links between other institutions and the Lebanese

American University (LAU), and

-Exposing latest developments of Mathematical software.

Sponsors

-Lebanese American University (LAU), Lebanon

-Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (LNCSR)

Scope

-Numerical Algebra

-Numerical Computations

-Computational Mechanics/Physics/Chemistry

-Optimization (in Engineering, Numerical, Structural,..etc.)

- Computer Applications in Engineering

Important Deadlines

Submission of abstracts January 24th, 1999

Notification of Acceptance February 15th, 1999

Submission of full papers March 15th, 1999

ICSC99 Secretariat

Dr. Ramzi Haraty

Natural Science Division

Lebanese American Univ.

P.O. Box 13-5053

Beirut, Lebanon

Fax: +961-1-867098

Email: rharaty@lau.edu.lb

International Organizing Committee (Keynote Speakers)

Prof. D. Callebaut (Chair, Antwerp University, Belgium)

Prof. S. Doma (Co-Chair, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon)

Prof. N. L. Tsintsadze (Tibilisi University, Georgia)

Prof. F. Van Oystaeyen (Antwerp University, Belgium)

Prof. Virginia Kiryakova (Institute of Mathematics and Informatics,

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)

Prof. S. L. Kalla (Kuwait University)

Prof. J.A. Ford (Essex University, UK)

Prof. C. Broyden (Bologne University, Italy)

Prof. A. Sfeir (Lebanese American University, Lebanon)

Local Organizing Committee

A. Kabbani (Chair, Lebanese American Univ., Lebanon)

I. Moughrabi (Co-Chair, Lebanese American Univ., Lebanon)

R. Haraty (Secretary, Lebanese American Univ., Lebanon)

M. Abboud (Lebanese American Univ., Lebanon)

R. Ghajar (Lebanese American Univ., Lebanon)

A.N. Kassar (Beirut Arab Univ., Lebanon)

A. Hamzeh (Beirut Arab Univ., Lebanon)

N. Mansour (Lebanese American Univ., Lebanon)

M. Hamdan (Lebanese American Univ., Lebanon)

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

From: Allison Bogardo <bogardo@siam.org>

Date: Fri, 18 Dec 98 10:03:37 -0500

**Subject: ICIAM 99 Travel Grants**

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) is pleased to

announce a travel grant program for the International Congress on

Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 99), to be held on July 5-9,

1999 in Edinburgh, Scotland (http://www.ma.hw.ac.uk/iciam99/). This

travel support program is funded by a grant from the National Science

Foundation (NSF).

The travel award will cover air transportation and lodging costs

consistent with the rules and procedures of the NSF. Support of $1000

to $1400 will be awarded depending upon point of origin and need, and

requires that a SIAM travel form be completed and mailed to SIAM with

all applicable receipts.

Who May Apply

Mathematicians and computer scientists from United States institutions

are eligible to apply for the travel grants.

How to Apply

An application form can be found on SIAM's web site

(http://www.siam.org/iciam99/travel.htm). You can submit this form

over the web. For junior faculty and postdocs, a letter of support

from a senior faculty member is recommended, and for graduate

students a letter from the student's advisor is required.

Applications can also be sent to:

ICIAM 99 Travel Grants

c/o SIAM

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

3600 University City Science Center

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Telephone: 215-382-9800

Fax: 215-386-7999

E-mail: iciam99@siam.org

URL: www.siam.org

Deadline: February 15, 1999

Review of applications will begin on February 16, 1999. Applications

received after February 15, 1999 will be placed on a waiting list for

subsequent review and will be considered only if support is still

available.

Award Procedure

A committee of senior mathematicians and computational scientists will

review the applications.

Selection will be based upon merit, in particular, research

contributions in the areas emphasized by ICIAM 99. Junior faculty and

postdocs who do not already have travel support and who are organizing

a minisymposium or presenting a paper in a session at ICIAM 99 will be

given preference. Selection of graduate students will be based on

recommendations from faculty advisors, and preference will be given to

students who are within one year of completing their theses.

Applications from women and under-represented minorities are

encouraged.

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

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

Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 18:41:02 GMT

**Subject: Euro-Par'99**

Euro-Par'99

Toulouse, France

August 31 - September 3, 1999

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

Euro-Par is the premier European conference on parallel computing and

normally attracts about 300 participants. It is an annual

international conference, dedicated to the promotion and advancement

of all aspects of parallel computing. The major themes of the

conference can be divided into the broad categories of hardware,

software, algorithms, and applications. The objective of Euro-Par is

to provide a forum to promote the development of parallel computing

both as an industrial tool and as an academic discipline, extending

the frontiers of the state of practice as well as the state of the

art. This is particularly important at a time when parallel computing

is undergoing strong and sustained development and is beginning to

experience real industrial take up. The main audience for Euro-Par

are researchers in university departments, government laboratories,

and industrial organisations.

Euro-Par'99 is organized as a day of tutorials, two half-day plenary

sessions, and a number of parallel sessions on the following topics:

1. Support Tools and Environments 13. Numerical Algorithms for Linear

and Nonlinear Algebra

2. Performance Evaluation and 14. Emerging Topics in Advanced

Prediction Computing in Europe

3. Scheduling and Load Balancing 15. Routing and Communication in

Interconnection Networks

4. Compilers for High Performance 16. Instruction-Level Parallelism

Systems and Uniprocessor Architecture

5. Parallel and Distributed 17. Concurrent and Distributed

Databases Programming with Objects

6. Fault Avoidance and Fault 18. Global Environment Modelling

Removal in Real-Time Systems

7. Theory and Models for Parallel 19. Numerical Reliability and

Computation Parallel Computing

8. High-Performance Computing and 20. Fault Tolerant Computing

Applications

9. Parallel Computer Architecture 21. Educational Issues

10. Distributed Systems and 22. High-Performance Data Mining

Algorithms and Knowledge Discovery

11. Parallel Programming: Models, 23. Symbolic Computation

Methods and Languages

12. Architectures and Algorithms for

Vision and other Senses

Invited Speakers:

- Richard Brent Oxford University Computing Lab.

- Philippe Courtier LODYC, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie.

- Jack Dongarra Univ. of Tennessee and Oak Ridge Nat. Lab.

- Cherri Pancake Oregon State Univ.

- Horst Simon NERSC, Lawrence Berkeley Nat. Lab.

- Tom Sterling Jet Propulsion Lab.

Tutorials:

- MPI-2 and OpenMP : Programming Standards for Distributed and

Shared Memory Parallel Machines, F. Desprez, ENSL-INRIA,

and L. Giraud, CERFACS

- High Performance Fortran : Present and Future, F. Coelho,

Ecole des Mines de Paris

- Benchmarking High Performance Computers: Fundamentals and Practice,

A. van der Steen, Utrecht Univ.

- Parallel and Distributed Programming in Java, S. Chaumette, LaBRI

- Linear Algebra Algorithms and Software for Large Scientific

Problems, J. Dongarra, Univ. of Tennessee and ORNL, I. Duff,

CERFACS and RAL, D. Sorensen, Rice Univ., and H. van der Vorst,

Utrecht Univ.

- Scientific Computing for Climate and Environment, Computational

Fluid Dynamics and Climate Modelling and Global Change Teams CERFACS

The key dates are:

- November 15th 1998: First Call for Papers

- January 31st 1999 : Final Date for Submissions

- May 1st 1999 : Acceptances Notified

- June 1st 1999 : Final Copy and Author Registration due

- June 30th 1999 : Early Registration Deadline

- August 1st 1999 : Late Registration Deadline

Official Address and Organization:

For any questions related to Euro-Par'99 please refer to our

web site:

http://www.enseeiht.fr/europar99 /

or e-mail to:

europar99@enseeiht.fr.

Authors are requested to use the electronic form on the web site

to submit their paper to the topic they judge most appropriate.

The Euro-Par'99 Local Committee.

CERFACS and ENSEEIHT-IRIT.

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

From: Benito Chen <chen@cuervo.uwyo.edu>

Date: Thu, 17 Dec 1998 15:00:54 -0700

**Subject: Faculty Position at University of Wyoming**

University of Wyoming

Department of Mathematics

Tenure Track Position in Applied Mathematics

The University of Wyoming Mathematics Department (Web site

http://math.uwyo.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or

Associate Professorship in Applied Mathematics to begin August, 1999. We

seek candidates with an earned doctorate, proven teaching ability and strong

research in areas of interest in the department. A strong commitment to

undergraduate and graduate advising and service is also necessary. Areas of

particular interest include computational mathematics, mathematical modeling,

and numerical analysis. For Associate Professor we require an outstanding

record in research and funding.

Applicants should arrange to send a vitae, research plan, teaching philosophy,

and three letters of recommendation to the Applied Search Committee,

Department of Mathematics, University of Wyoming, P. O. Box 3036, Laramie,

Wyoming 82071. Review of applications begins February 1, 1999.

The University of Wyoming is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer,

and encourages women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

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From: Betty Liu <bliu@hypatia.math.uri.edu>

Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 14:15:37 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Faculty Positions at University of Rhode Island**

Asst. Professor, Mathematics, two positions.

Required: Applicants must have Ph.D. in Mathematics by August 15, 1999.

Position one (Log # 021354) requires substantial expertise in difference

equations/discrete dynamical systems. Position two (Log # 021355) requires

substantial expertise in numerical methods for partial differential equations.

For both positions, applicants must show the potential to teach successfully

both graduate and undergraduate courses in mathematics, and for position two

they must also show special potential to teach applied mathematics. Applicants

for both positions must also demonstrate the potential for a quality research

program in mathematics. Preferred: Applicants are preferred who are prepared

to address problems of interest to the focus areas of the University:

Enterprise & Technology; Health; Children, Families, & Communities; and

Marine & Coastal Environments. These are tenure-track appointments commencing

on 7/1/99. Submit resume, three letters of recommendation, and other relevant

information by 1/25/99 to Betty Liu, Search Committee Chair, University of

Rhode Island, Box G, Kingston, RI 02881. The University of Rhode Island is an

AA/EEO employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty,

staff and students. Persons from under-represented groups are encouraged to

apply.

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From: Yuesheng Xu <xu@plains.NoDak.edu>

Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1998 17:44:47 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Dean Position at North Dakota State University**

Dean, College of Science and Mathematics,

North Dakota State University

North Dakota State University invites nominations and applications for

the position of Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics. The Dean

is the chief academic and administrative leader for the college and reports

to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The College of Science and Mathematics consists of the following

departments: Biochemistry, Botany/Biology, Chemistry, Computer

Science, Geosciences, Mathematics, Physics, Polymers and Coatings,

Psychology, Statistics, and Zoology. The College offers 15

undergraduate degree programs, 11 master's degree programs, and 10

Ph.D. programs with an enrollment of 1290 undergraduate students and

256 graduate students. In the College there are 100 full-time faculty,

12 part-time faculty, and 30 support staff.

North Dakota State is the state's Morrill Act land-grant institution.

The university is located on the eastern border of the state in Fargo,

North Dakota's largest city. For more information about the university

and the college contact http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu.

Qualifications:

* An earned doctorate in a field appropriate to the scope of the

College from an accredited institution

* Extensive administrative achievement

* Recognized scholarly and professional accomplishments appropriate for

the rank of Professor in one of the disciplines of the College

* Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, capable of promoting

collegiality and building consensus

* Evidence of commitment to excellence in teaching

* Demonstrated ability to secure external financial support for

instruction and research programs

* A thorough knowledge and understanding of research development as

well as of the management and operation of large research programs

* The ability to promote the college to internal and external

constituencies

* Demonstrated ability to secure extramural support and build and

maintain donor relations

* An understanding of the need for active recruitment and retention of

students

* Demonstrated interest in collaboration and the ability to support

interdisciplinary and inter-institutional endeavors.

Application Procedures: Nominations and applications will be accepted

until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin

January 15, 1999. Complete applications, including a letter of

application, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, phone/FAX and

e-mail addresses of five potential references should be sent to: Dr.

Virginia Clark, Chair, Science and Mathematics Dean Search Committee,

College of Human Development and Education, P.O. Box 5057, North Dakota

State University, Fargo, ND 58105-5057; Phone - 701-231-8211; FAX -

701-231-7174; e-mail: vclark@badlands.nodak.edu.

NDSU is an equal opportunity institution.

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From: Michelle Hein <mhein@eos.ncsu.edu>

Date: Mon, 14 Dec 1998 16:45:19 -0500

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at North Carolina State University**

Program Assistant

Center for Research in Scientific Computation

North Carolina State University

Campus Box 8205

Raleigh, NC 27695-8205

The Center for Research in Scientific Computation at North Carolina State

University in collaboration with MedAcoustics, Inc., Raleigh, NC, expects to

make a University-Industry Cooperative Postdoctoral Research appointment

starting August 16, 1999 (availability of the position is contingent upon

funding). The appointment will be in the area of applied mathematics and

scientific computation. The successful candidate for this position is expected

to participate in a collaborative multidisciplinary team carrying out

fundamental research investigations to provide a better understanding and

predictive capability of the dynamics of wave propagation from coronary

stenoses through human body tissues. The research efforts will involve the

modeling of wave propagation in a viscoelastic, heterogeneous, and anisotropic

medium, development of computational algorithms for both forward and inverse

problem analytic studies, and the design of corresponding experiments for

model validation and verification. Since the project requires physical

modeling, theoretical analysis and computational skills, candidates who are

outstanding in at least one of these areas and willing and able to learn

quickly in the others will be given highest priority. This position offers a

unique opportunity for multidisciplinary mentored post-doctoral research on a

mathematical project arising in an industrial/university collaborative effort.

Applicants should send a vita and brief description of research interests and

have three letters of recommendation sent to: Search Committee, Attn: Hien T.

Tran, Center for Research in Scientific Computation/Department of Mathematics,

Box 8205, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8205; e-mail:

tran@control.math.ncsu.edu. Applications will be considered at any time after

January 15, 1999, as funding becomes available. NCSU is an AA/EOE. However, if

this position is funded by NSF, the successful applicant must be a US citizen

or lawfully admitted permanent resident alien of the US by Jan. 1, 1999. In

its commitment to diversity and equity, NCSU and the CRSC seek applications

from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Individuals with

disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact

Rory Schnell, CRSC, Tel: 919-515-5289, Fax: 919-515-1636, e-mail:

rlschnel@eos.ncsu.edu.

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From: Thanh-Ha LeThi <LeThi@Springer.de>

Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1998 10:40:35 +0100

**Subject: Contents, Computing and Visualization**

Journal "Computing and Visualization", Vol. 1 Nr. 3, published Nov. 1998,

Springer-Verlag

ISSN 1432-9360 (print version), ISSN 1433-0369 (electronic version)

1. P.J. Frey, H. Borouchaki: Geometric surface mesh optimization.

2. R.E. Bank, W.M. Coughrant Jr., L.C. Cowsar: The finite volume

Scharfetter-Gummel method for steady convection diffusion e2quations.

3. M. Scheman, F.A. Bornemann: An adaptive Rothe method for the wave

equation.

4. L. Demkowicz, K. Gerdes, C. Schwab, A. Bajer, T. Walsh: HP90: A general &

flexible Fortran 90 hp-FE code.

5. V. Dolejs: Anisotropic mesh adaptation for finite volume and finite

element methods on triangular meshes.

6. A. Handlovicov, K. Mikula, A. Sarti: Numerical solution of parabolic

equations related to level set formulation of mean curvature flow.

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