NA Digest Sunday, April 30, 2006 Volume 06 : Issue 18

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From: "Fred J. Hickernell" <>
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2006 11:10:48 -0500
Subject: Reproducing kernel Hilbert spaces

Dear colleagues,

In my research on numerical analysis for high dimensional problems I
often use reproducing kernel Hilbert space methods. These methods
also appear in learning theory and statistics. However, I cannot put
my finger on a single source that introduces the theory of
reproducing kernels and describes their various applications in an
accessible way. Thus, I would like to compile a bibliography of
references that would be of interest to the mathematically
intelligent person who is interested in this area, but ignorant of it.

If you know of something suitable, please send me the reference by
email. Books, book chapters, review articles, lecture notes, etc.
would be appropriate but not articles that are narrowly focused.
Comments will also be welcome. I will then post the annotated
bibliography on my website and announce it in a future issue of NA-
Net Digest.

Best regards,
Fred J. Hickernell, Professor and Chair
Department of Applied Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology
Email:, Web:
Office Phone: 1 312 567 8983


From: "Garratt, Tony" <>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 11:00:08 +0100
Subject: Re: NA Digest too dull?

I think there are two reasons why the NA digest might be getting "too dull":

(1) The internet. When I first starting reading the digest (back in the
late 1980's), we didn't have web browers and web pages, web forums and so
on. The result is that the way we exchange information has moved away from
"email digests" to more interactive and more easily accessible web pages,
web forums, chat rooms and so on.

(2) People's lives are busier than ever. There's more pressure in academia
- e.g. in getting research grants, teaching, getting a "good public
rating/score" of one's University - which gives us less time to have
meaningful discussions in email digests!

It might be worth considering making the nigest web based only, with an
option to subscribe for emails whenever something new is posted?

Dr. Tony J. Garratt
Senior Technologist
AspenTech Ltd, Cambridge. UK.
phone:+44 1223 393580


From: Alekseev <>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 08:05:16 -0700
Subject: Re: NA Digest too dull? (response to Karen Pao)

Dear NA Digesters:

Karen Pao brilliantly expressed wide spread opinion: "CFD is a "mature" field
in the sense that there has been no great innovation. No "must read" paper in
the field has been written in the last 10 years."

Nevertheless, CFD is neither dull nor "mature".

a) A student from physical department surely gets negative mark if he presents
result of experiment (in laboratory) without error bar. Most calculations in
CFD are presented without tolerances (best are accompanied by assessment that
calculations are the same for couple of grid dimensions). When this pleasant
difference between laboratory and computational experiments will be eliminated
we may discuss "maturity" again.

b) Users are rarely happy with beautifully colored fields of pressure or
temperature produced by CFD codes. They need something optimal (maximum lift
force, minimum drag etc). But it is impossible to find an optimum solution
from simple CFD calculated flowfield. Really, they need some results of
Inverse CFD problem that are rarity so far. For example, in computational
thermophysics (more mature discipline due to simpler equations) the relation
of direct and inverse problems is close to unit.

The situation at both these frontiers is dramatically changing at present.

I would recommend look at papers by Oden, Giles, Jameson etc on application of
adjoint equations.

Sincerely Yours,
Aleksey Alekseev


From: "Claes Johnson" <>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 23:45:25 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: CFD is not dead!

Reply to Karen Pao: NA Digest too dull? 17 April 2006

No, CFD is not dead! It has just been born and is quickly developing.

As a concrete evidence of the new possibilities of computational
modeling of realistic turbulent flows, which are now being opened
using adaptive finite element methods, you can download a preliminary
version of the new book (from or

Computational Turbulent Incompressible Flow

by Johan Hoffman and Claes Johnson, to appear as Vol 4 in the Body&Soul
Applied Mathematics series at Springer in the Fall 06.

In particular, the book solves three scientific Mysteries and
uncovers four Secrets, by computational simulation of turbulent flow.

Any comments will be welcome

Best regards,


From: "Hans D. Mittelmann" <>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 16:55:56 -0700
Subject: Stochastic MILP solver on NEOS

A while ago we have added to the optimization solvers we have
made accessible through NEOS ( the stochastic
mixed-integer solver DDSIP by R. Schults and coworkers. It has
not been used so far. Interested members may check it out and
send me any feedback. If there is no usage it is likely to be
removed again.
A full list of our solvers is given on top of
Hans Mittelmann, ASU


From: Brian Gough <>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 21:45:04 +0100
Subject: GSL 1.8 released

Version 1.8 of the GNU Scientific Library (GSL) is
now available.

GSL is a free numerical library written in C. It uses
modern coding conventions and is distributed under
the GNU General Public License.

The library can be downloaded from the GSL project
homepage at:

This release fixes bugs reported in the past year
and is backwards compatible with previous versions.

Brian Gough
(GSL Maintainer)


From: Julie Haenisch <>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 10:53:14 -0400
Subject: New Book, Introduction to Computational Science

New from Princeton University Press

Introduction to Computational Science: Modeling and Simulation for the Sciences
By Angela B. Shiflet and George W. Shiflet

Introduction to Computational Science is the first textbook designed
specifically for an introductory course in the computational science and
engineering curriculum.

The text embraces two major approaches to computational science problems:
System dynamics models with their global views of major systems that change
with time; and cellular automaton simulations with their local views of how
individuals affect individuals. While the text is generic, an extensive
author-generated Web-site contains tutorials and files in a variety of
software packages to accompany the text.

* Generic software approach in the text
* Web site with tutorials and files in a variety of software packages
* Engaging examples, exercises, and projects that explore science
* Additional, substantial projects for students to develop individually
or in teams
* Consistent application of the modeling process
* Quick review questions and answers
* Projects for students to develop individually or in teams
* Reference sections for most modules, as well as a glossary
* Online instructor's manual with a test bank and solutions

Cloth $69.50 ISBN: 0-691-12565-1
Read sample chapters, table of contents, and endorsements online at:


From: Tony Drummond <>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 16:03:37 -0700
Subject: 7th DOE ACTS Collection Workshop in Berkeley, CA, Aug 06

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab to Host Seventh Workshop on the
DOE Advanced CompuTational Software (ACTS) Collection

Gearing Up Scientific Applications for the Petascale Era
Berkeley, California, August 22-25, 2006

The four-day workshop introducing the DOE Advanced CompuTational Software
(ACTS) Collection will provide hands-on instruction in building robust
scientific and engineering high-end computing applications. The workshop will
be held Aug. 22-25 at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory in Berkeley, Calif.

The number of attendees is limited to maximize one-to-one interactions between
application and tool developers. Additionally, participants are granted a
unique hands-on experience trying out the tools in US DOE Flagship Computing
Facility, NERSC. This workshop is open to computational scientists from
industry and academia. Registration fees are fully sponsored by the DOE's
Office of Science. In addition, DOE will sponsor travel expenses for a limited
number of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. This support includes
round-trip transportation to and from Berkeley, local transportation in
Berkeley, lodging, breakfasts, lunches and workshop materials.

The format of this workshop is tailored to the computational problems and
needs of its participants and the functionality available in the ACTS
Collection. To effectively meet our goals, the number of participants is
limited, and people interested in attending must fill out an on-line
application form no later than Friday, June 23, 2006. In addition, graduate
students and postdoctoral fellows applying for travel support must provide a
letter of support from their advisor or supervisor. This letter must also be
submitted on-line and no later than the June 23, 2006 deadline.

For more information on the workshop, please contact Tony Drummond at
(510) 486-7624 or Osni Marques at (510) 486-5290.


From: Eleonora Messina <>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 16:51:39 +0200
Subject: Workshop on Evolutionary Problems with Memory, Jun 06


Workshop: Innovative Methods for Solving Evolutionary Problems with Memory
CAPRI, June 19-21, 2006.

Aim and Scope: The study of phenomena of the real world, in recent years, is
carried on through a mathematical simulation which captures their behaviour,
characteristics and properties. If, during its evolution, the phenomena show a
dependency on the previous history, then the mathematical models which best
simulate the phenomena are Integral Equations, whose hereditary character
makes difficult both the theoretical study and the resolution process. In
particular, Volterra Integral Equations appear in the study of many phenomena
which are important in applied sciences, such as population dynamics,
diffusion of an epidemic, neural networks, and so on. For most of these
models, it is important to develop both new efficient numerical methods, and
mathematical software to obtain numerical solutions for the comprehension of
the phenomena during its evolution in time, and to collect informations on the
problem. Aim of this Workshop is to provide a forum both for expert
researchers in this topic, and for researchers of closed areas, to present and
discuss ideas, theories and applications.

Scientific Committee: Elvira Russo, Un. di Napoli "Federico II", Roberto
Peluso, Un. di Bari, Rossana Vermiglio, Un. di Udine, Beatrice Paternoster,
Un. di Salerno, Antonia Vecchio, C.N.R. - I.A.C. Napoli.

Invited Speakers: Hermann Brunner, University of Newfoundland (Canada), Saber
Elaydi, Trinity University (Texas, USA), Zdzislaw Jackiewicz, Arizona State
Univ.(Arizona,USA), Christian Lubich, University of Tubingen (Germany).

Proceedings: We plan to publish invited talks and selected contributions in a
special issue of an international scientific journal.

Important Dates: Deadline for registration and abstract submission: May 26,

More information as well as on-line registration and abstract submission forms
can be found on the workshop web page


From: 12th International Conference in Approximation Theory <>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 17:03:55 -0500
Subject: 12th International Conference in Approximation Theory, Mar 07

First Announcement
Twelfth International Conference in
San Antonio, Texas
March 4-8, 2007

This conference is a continuation of the earlier conferences on
approximation theory held in Austin (1973, 1976, 1980, 1992), College
Station (1983, 1986, 1989, 1995), Nashville (1998), St. Louis (2001),
and Gatlinburg (2004).

Charles Chui (University of Missouri, St. Louis)
Frank Deutsch (Penn. State University)
Ron DeVore (Univ. of South Carolina)
Ming-Jun Lai (Univ. of Georgia)
Peter Oswald (International Univ., Bremen)
Gabriele Steidl (Univ. of Mannheim)
Joseph D. Ward (Texas A&M Univ.)

POPOV PRIZE The fifth Vasil A. Popov Prize will be awarded at the
conference. See the conference website for the Call for Nominations.

Nominations for Popov Prize ... November 1, 2006
Abstract Submission: ... February 11, 2007
Online Registration: ... February 11, 2007
Submission to Proceedings ... June 1, 2007

MORE INFORMATION For details on the conference proceedings,
contributed lectures, travel support, and other information about the
conference, please visit the conference website.

We look forward to meeting you in San Antonio in March 2007,

Mike Neamtu and Larry Schumaker
The Organizers


From: "Natasa Babacev" <>
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 18:03:56 +0200
Subject: MAGT Second Announcement and call for papers, Sep 06


In occasion of the golden jubilee (1956-2006) of the journal


an International Mathematical Conference


will be held in Belgrade, Serbia, 1-4 September 2006.

The conference is a satellite to International Congress of
Mathematicians that will take place in Madrid, 22-30 August 2006.
Selected papers from the conference will be published in a special
issue of "Publications".

We are cordially inviting you to attend this conference and present
your work in one of the following topics:

* Classical mathematical analysis, including inequalities and convexity
* Graph theory and combinatorics
* Special functions
* Differential equations
* Functional analysis
* Numerical analysis
* Complex analysis
* Probability and Statistics
* Mathematical aspects of computer science
* Differential geometry and related topics
* Number theory
* Applications of mathematics in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications

Confirmed invited speakers (not a definitive list yet):

L. M. Berkovich (Russia), D. M. Cardoso (Portugal), D. Cvetkovic
(Serbia), A.M.Fink (USA), M. Gionfriddo (Italy), A. Ivic (Serbia), P.
Leach (South Africa), G. Milovanovic (Serbia), Z.Obradovic (USA), I.
Olkin (USA), S. Pilipovic (Serbia), T. Pisanski (Slovenia),
Z.Pop-Stojanovic (USA), N. Przulj (USA), T. Rassias (Greece), P.
Rowlinson (UK), H.M.Srivastava (Canada).

You can register online at the site untill
May 31st 2006.
Write to us to be on our mailing list for updates:
More info on the site:
The site has been updated!

Cordially yours,
Prof. Milan Merkle, coordinator of the Organizing Committee


From: "Dr N. Nikiforakis" <>
Date: 27 Apr 2006 13:37:04 +0100
Subject: Announcing a short course on CFD at Cambridge, Jun 06

A First Course on Computational Fluid Dynamics

Core lecturer: Professor Phil Roe (Aerospace, Michigan)

Cambridge 26 - 30 June 2006

Scope: The course will provide a solid foundation on traditional and
advanced numerical discretisation techniques for the solution of the
various partial differential equations which govern fluid flow, showing how
successful numerical methods are rooted both in mathematical properties of
those equations and in notions of computational efficiency.

Working Plan: The morning lectures on the theory will be complemented by
hands-on computational practicals during the afternoons. The participants
will work on numerical exercises as individuals and as members of a team,
and present their results to the rest of the class. There will also be
seminars by established researchers on application of CFD to contemporary
science and technology topics.

Who should attend: The course will aim to convey a "CFD literacy" enabling
newcomers to understand the literature and to select methods that are
effective for their applications. It will also provide the foundation for
existing users who would like to become more involved with algorithm and
code development. A strong background in an applied science or/and
mathematics is recommended.

For more information and to register, please see


From: David Voss <>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 16:30:45 -0500
Subject: Deadline extended, JCAM special issue on Numerical PDEs in Finance

The Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics will publish a
special issue on NUMERICAL PDE METHODS IN FINANCE with guest editors
D. A. Voss (Western Illinois University) and A. Q. M. Khaliq (Middle
Tennessee State University).

PDEs have become an important tool in option valuation providing a
powerful and consistent framework for pricing rather complex
derivatives. Their numerical solution, however, can present
difficulties involving reliability, accuracy, and efficiency. The
aim of this special issue is to highlight these aspects of the
numerical PDE approach. This special issue will contain papers
presenting new research results in topics including, but not limited to:

models in high dimension
models with jumps
stochastic volatility models

Research papers are solicited for this special issue. Each submitted
paper should be between 10 and 20 pages and will be refereed
according to JCAM policies ( ).
Submit a PDF or PS version of the complete paper to either of the
guest editors:

David Voss
Department of Mathematics
Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Abdul Q. M. Khaliq
Department of Mathematics
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Deadline for submission of full papers: May 30, 2006
Notification of acceptance: September 30, 2006.
Expected publication: Spring, 2007.


From: Rodolfo Araya <>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 16:57:40 -0400
Subject: Faculty Position at University of Concepcion, Chile


The Department of Mathematical Engineering at the University of Concepcion
(Chile) is recruiting for one tenured position. Appointments at the rank of
Asociate Professor are possible. Successful candidate is expected to pursue an
active research program, perform both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and
supervise graduate students.

The Department will consider applicants active in one of the areas:
Optimization, Stochastics analysis, Partial differential equations, Discrete
mathematics, or related fields.

The ability of an applicant to complement and extend the existing research
strengths of the department will be an important factor in selection. A PhD.
or equivalent in Mathematics or related field is required. The positions are
available as of August 1, 2006. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Applicants should submit a vita, two letters of recommendation and selected
reprints, before June 15th, to:

Departamento de Ingenieria Matematica
Universidad de Concepcion
Casilla 160-C
Concepcion, Chile

For further information contact Prof. R. Araya at


From: Wil Schilders <>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 18:33:21 +0200
Subject: Ph.D. position at Philips Research (Netherlands)

Philips Research is looking for a candidate to fill a Ph.D. position on
"Variability in Design". Research will be focussing on the use of
parametrized model order reduction. Candidates should either be
numerical mathematicians with an interest in electronics, or electronic
or electrical enigineers with a strong background in mathematics. The
appointment will be for 4 years.
A full description of the position can be obtain from Prof. Schilders,
wil.schilders "at"


From: Lothar Reichel <>
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 12:57:25 -0400
Subject: Contents, ETNA, volume 22

Table of Contents, Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis (ETNA),
vol. 22, 2006. This is a special volume on saddle point problems edited
by M. Benzi, R. Lehoucq, and E. de Sturler.

ETNA is available at and at several
mirror sites. ETNA is in the extended Science Citation Index and the
CompuMath Citation Index.

1-16 M. R. Hanisch
Two-level additive Schwarz preconditioners for fourth-order mixed

17-40 M. Arioli, J. Maryška, M. Rozložník, and M. Tůma
Dual variable methods for mixed-hybrid finite element approximation of
the potential fluid flow problem in porous media

41-70 M. Arioli and G. Manzini
A network programming approach in solving Darcy's equations by mixed
finite-element methods

71-96 E. J. Dean and R. Glowinski
An augmented Lagrangian approach to the numerical solution of the
Dirichlet problem for the elliptic Monge-Ampère equation in two

97-113 P. B. Bochev and R. B. Lehoucq
Regularization and stabilization of discrete saddle-point variational

114-121 Chen Greif and Dominik Schötzau
Preconditioners for saddle point linear systems with highly singular
(1,1) blocks

122-145 Ali Pinar, Edmond Chow, and Alex Pothen
Combinatorial algorithms for computing column space bases that have
sparse inverses

146-162 Feng-Nan Hwang and Xiao-Chuan Cai
Parallel fully coupled Schwarz preconditioners for saddle point

163-183 Chris Siefert and Eric de Sturler
Probing methods for saddle-point problems


From: Lothar Reichel <>
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 13:20:03 -0400
Subject: Contents, ETNA, vol. 24

Table of Contents, Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis (ETNA),
vol. 24, 2006. This is a special volume on "Orthogonalnt Polynomials and
Mathematical Physics" edited by R. A'lvarez-Nodarse, J. Arvesu', and
F. Marcella'n.

ETNA is available at and at several
mirror sites. ETNA is in the extended Science Citation Index and the
CompuMath Citation Index.

1-6 Eva Acosta
Orthogonal least squares solutions for linear operators

7-23 R. Ã&#65533;lvarez-Nodarse, J. L. Cardoso, and N. R. Quintero
On recurrence relations for radial wave functions for the N-th
dimensional oscillators and hydrogenlike atoms: analytical and
numerical study

24-44 Jorge Arvesú
Quantum algebras suq(2) and suq(1,1) associated with certain q-Hahn
polynomials: a revisited approach

45-54 Nicolae Cotfas
Systems of orthogonal polynomials defined by hypergeometric type

55-65 M. Isabel Bueno, Francisco Marcellán, and Jorge Sánchez-Ruiz
Continuous symmetrized Sobolev inner products of order N (II)

66-73 Igor Fedotov, Steve Joubert, Julian Marais, and Michael Shatalov
Another approach to vibration analysis of stepped structures

74-78 Alexander Rozenblyum
q-orthogonal polynomials related to the quantum group Uq(so(5))

79-87 C. Escribano, M. A. Sastre, and E. Torrano
Moment matrix of self-similar measures

88-93 José M. Rodríguez, Venancio Ã&#65533;lvarez, Elena Romera, and Domingo Pestana
Generalized weighted Sobolev spaces and applications to Sobolev
orthogonal polynomials: a survey

94-102 Michael Schlosser
Noncommutative extensions of Ramanujan's 1ψ1 summation

103-107 Ana Portilla, Yamilet Quintana, José M. Rodríguez, and Eva Tourís
Weierstrass' theorem in weighted Sobolev spaces with k derivatives:
announcement of results

108-180 N. M. Atakishiyev and U. Klimyk
Duality of q-polynomials, orthogonal on countable sets of points


From: Communications in Math Sciences <>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 10:57:39 -0500
Subject: Contents, Communications in Math Sci Vol 4, No. 2, 2006

Communications in Mathematical Sciences (CMS) Vol 4, No.2, 2006
to be published in June 2006

Abstracts are available at
Full articles will be available at

* Jean Dolbeault, Ivan Gentil and Ansgar Juengel

A nonlinear fourth-order parabolic equation and related
logarithmic Sobolev inequalities

* Norbert Noutcheguegueme and Etienne Takou

Global existence of solutions for the Einstein-Boltzmann system
with cosmological constant in the Robertson-Walker space-time

* S. Gottlich, M. Herty and A. Klar

Modelling and optimization of supply chains on complex networks

* Gilles Carbou and Bernard Hanouzet

Relaxation approximation of some nonlinear Maxwell initial-boundary
value problem

* A.R. Zakharian, M. Brio, C. Dineen and J.V. Moloney,

Stability of FDTD algorithms with local mesh refinement for Maxwell's

* Peter Gordon

Quenching and propagation of combustion fronts in porous media

* Alexandre Dutrifoy and Andrew Majda

The dynamics of equatorial long waves: a singular limit with fast
variable coefficients

* Bong-Sik Kim and Basil Nicolaenko

Existence and continuity of exponential attractors of the three
dimensional Navier-Stokes-alpha equations for uniformly rotating
geophysical fluids

* Jorge C. Lucero and Cristiane A. Gajo

Oscillation region of a piecewise-smooth model of the vocal folds

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