NA Digest Sunday, June 25, 2006 Volume 06 : Issue 26

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From: Temur Kutsia <>
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 13:46:13 +0200
Subject: Transnational Access Program at RISC

European Commission Framework 6 Programme
Integrated Infrastructures Initiatives
Symbolic Computation in Europe (SCIEnce)
Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC)
Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria

RISC-Linz, a research institute at the Johannes Kepler University, Austria,
offers opportunities to researchers to obtain access to its infrastructure and
facilities. Access is free of charge and is provided through the project
SCIEnce within the 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission.

Free access to the infrastructure, facilities, and expertise of a
world-leading center in symbolic computation.

Scientific, technical, administrative, and logistic support,
including travel and living expenses.

Researchers from any field of sciences who use or would like to use
symbolic computation in their research.

For more information and the application procedure please visit the
program web page:


From: Jamila Sam <>
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 13:08:17 +0200
Subject: CP06 WS on Interval Analysis and Constraint Propagation, Sep 25, 2006

IntCP 2006 workshop
Interval Analysis and Constraint Propagation for Applications

Cité des Congrès, Nantes, France
September 25th, 2006

Held in conjunction with the
Eleventh International Conference on Principles
and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2006)

* Important Dates:
02 July 2006 - Submission deadline
20 July 2006 - Notification of acceptance
31 July 2006 - Final camera-ready copies
25 Sept 2006 - Workshop day

* Description and goals:
The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and
practitioners working on constraint propagation and interval analysis,
providing a forum to present ongoing research and practices and to
discuss techniques for real-world requirements.

* Submissions:
People wishing to give a talk should submit an extended abstract of
at least 2 pages. Submissions must be formatted using LNCS packages
(see CP formatting instructions). The title page should include the
name, address and electronic mailing address for each author.

Please, email all submissions in postscript or pdf format to
** ** by July 2nd 2006, specifying the name of
the contact author in the message.

Send questions about the workshop to :


From: JosFernandoGonalves <>
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2006 15:49:49 +0100
Subject: Optimization 2007 (First Announcement), July 22-25, 2007

OPTIMIZATION 2007 (First Announcement)
July 22-25, 2007
Porto, Portugal

OPTIMIZATION 2007 is the sixth international conference on optimization
organized in Portugal since 1991. The meeting will be held at the Faculty of
Economics of the University of Porto, and it is supported by APDIO and SPM
(the portuguese operations research and mathematical societies).

IMPORTANT NOTICE: We urge participants to make their flight reservations as
early as possible since July is one the the months that has a high number of
tourists visiting Portugal.

* CHARLES AUDET | École Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
Direct Search Methods for Non-Smooth Optimization
* EGON BALAS | Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Lift-and-Project and Its Impact on the State of the Art in Integer
* ADAM N. LETCHFORD | Lancaster University, UK
The Max-Cut Problem: Applications and Algorithms
* SVEN LEYFFER | Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Recent Progress in Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming
* MICHAEL J. TODD | Cornell University, USA
Conic Optimization: Interior-Point Methods and Beyond
* XIN YAO | University of Birmingham, UK
Evolutionary Optimization and Constraint Handling

INFORMATION: Researchers are invited to submit electronically to a title and an abstract not exceeding 200 words of a
presentation describing their current research in any area of Optimization.

March 31, 2007 : Deadline for submission of contributed abstracts.
May 1, 2007 : Notification of acceptance of submitted abstracts.
May 15, 2007 : Deadline for registration.


From: "M.O. Franz" <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 10:15:07 +0200
Subject: NIPS: Call for Workshops and Call for Demonstrations, Dec 4-9, 2006

Neural Information Processing Systems Conference and Workshops
Vancouver and Whistler, BC, Canada
December 4-9, 2006

The Call for Workshops and the Call for Demonstrations are now available
online at:

The Submission deadlines are as follows:

Call for Workshops: August 4, 2006
Call for Demonstrations: September 24, 2006

NIPS Administration


From: "Kirsten Wilden" <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 10:02:28 -0400
Subject: SIAM Conf on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures, Sept 9-12, 2006

SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
September 9-12, 2006

Registration and Program Now Available!

Invited Plenary Speakers:
Frédéric Dias, ENS, France
Benjamin J. Eggleton, University of Sydney, Australia
Mariana Haragus, Université de Franche-Comté, France
Lene Hau, Harvard University
Philip K. Maini, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
James McWilliams, University of California, Los Angeles
Björn Sandstede, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Hotel Reservation Deadline: July 8, 2006
Pre-Registration Deadline: August 9, 2006

Registration and the preliminary program for this conference are available at:

For additional information, contact the SIAM Conference Department at


From: "Firat Tekiner" <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 17:49:39 +0100
Subject: CFP, Invitation for Special Issue on Data Mining

Invitation for Special Issue on Data Mining Applications on Supercomputing and
Grid Environments

Guest Editors

* Dr. Firat Tekiner & Dr. Mike Pettipher, Manchester Computing, Kilburn
building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK.
* Prof. Larry Bull, Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Mathematical Sciences,
The University of the West of England, Frenchay, Bristol , BS16 1QY, UK.
* Dr. Anthony Bagnall, Computing Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich,
NR4 7TJ, UK.


Dealing with the massive quantity and diversity of data generated by research
and industry presents one of the defining challenges to data mining. The huge
size of many databases together with online documents presents an opportunity
to discover previously unobserved patterns. There is now widespread
recognition that it is possible to extract previously unknown knowledge from
large datasets using machine learning techniques. For this reason there is a
growing body of research concerned with the use of parallel and grid computing
for data mining. The challenge is not only algorithmic but also the management
of the large amounts of associated data and the provision of a user interface.
The special issue is targeted at researchers actively involved in data mining
on Supercomputing and Grid environments. It will focus on Data Mining tools
and applications to explore the opportunities and challenges of data discovery
via the Grid and Supercomputing resources. This special issue is intended to
address but not be limited to the following issues:

. Investigating Data Management issues for processing large datasets on Grid
. Applying Data/Text Mining to new scientific domains and application areas
. Deploying Data/Text Mining techniques in the Grid and Supercomputing
. Developing new techniques and algorithms suitable for Grid and
Supercomputing resources
. Evaluating system usability and system performance in Pattern Matching

Information for Authors:

All papers are subject to strict peer review process before publication. All
submitted papers should comply with the instructions for authors available at: Deadline for submission of manuscripts is 1
December 2006. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to: It is important that authors mention "MEDJCN
Special Issue" in the subject line of their accompanying letter in order to
have the manuscript kept in line for this special issue. Please pack the text,
tables and figures into one pdf-file for reviewing. More information about
the Mediterranean Journal of Computers and Networks and instructions for
authors can be obtained at

Manuscript Due: 1 December 2006
Acceptance Notification: 15 January, 2007
Final Manuscript Due: 1 March, 2007
Publication Date: April, 2007


From: Marc Alexander Schweitzer <>
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2006 11:15:59 +0200
Subject: Job Posting - Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universitat Bonn

The Institut fur Numerische Simulation of the Rheinische
Friedrich-Wilhelms Universitat Bonn invites applications for

- W2-Professorship for Scientific Computing,

- W3-Professorship for Numerical Simulation (five-year fixed-term).
This temporary professorship is aimed to strengthen the research
activities at the Institut für Numerische Simulation. For further
information about the position, contact the Director of the Institut
für Numerische Simulation at phone +49 228 733427.

Both positions are to be held from winter term 2006/2007.

The employment qualifications conform to the §46 HG (NRW), for instance
a post-doctoral degree (Habilitation) or comparable qualifications for a
career in higher education are required.

The Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn is committed to
gender equality, and therefore strongly encourages women to apply.
Applications by women with equivalent qualifications will be given
preference in accordance with the Landesgleichstellungsgesetz. Also
disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will equally be given
preferential treatment.

Applications, including a Curriculum Vitae, a list of publications, and a list
of teaching activities, should be addressed to:

An den Vorsitzenden der Fachgruppe Mathematik-Informatik
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn
Wegelerstraße 10

Closing date for applications: August 15, 2006.


From: Margery Ishmael <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2006 11:43:02 -0500
Subject: Lecturer position at University of Chicago

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago is
seeking exceptional candidates with research accomplishments in the
numerical solution of partial differential equations to serve as
Lecturer in Computer Science. This is a full-time, one-year
position. Teaching duties will include introductory programming
courses, and may include advanced classes based on departmental needs
and applicant ability. The teaching load is one course per quarter
for ten weeks during each of our academic quarters: Autumn, Winter,
Spring, and Summer. Candidates are expected to maintain an active
research program.

Applications will be evaluated based on research accomplishments,
teaching skills, and command of specific course content. We offer
competitive compensation. Applications should include a cover letter
specifying the position you are interested in, together with a
curriculum vitae containing relevant personal information,
educational and employment history, publications, grants, and a list
of references.

Applications may be sent to the Chairman of the Computer Science

Professor Stuart A. Kurtz, Chairman
Department of Computer Science
The University of Chicago
1100 E. 58th Street, Ryerson Hall
Chicago, IL 60637-1581

or to (attachments can be in pdf,
postscript, or Word). Please quote ref. # 073222. Applications must
arrive by July 22, 2006. The University of Chicago is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer.


From: Laura Rebollo-Neira <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2006 17:02:08 +0100
Subject: Job:Research Fellow in Applied Mathematics, Aston University, UK

Aston University
School of Engineering and Applied Science

Research Fellow in Applied Mathematics (Signal Processing Orientation)

£20,044 to £27,929 p.a.

Applications are invited for a highly motivated Research Fellow to work on an
EPSRC funded project to investigate ``Highly nonlinear approximations for
sparse signal representation''. The research will follow up the related
project ``Biorthogonal techniques for optimal signal representation''. More
information about this project can be found at

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Mathematics or related discipline with
strong mathematical background. The job requires excellent mathematical and
computational skills. Knowledge of approximation theory and wavelet theory,
or experience in greedy algorithms for subset selection, would be an

The post is a 2 year fixed term contract to star as soon as possible.
Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be addressed to
Laura Rebollo-Neira email:


From: Roland Griesse <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 16:19:13 +0200
Subject: Postdoc position at RICAM Linz, Austria



The "Scientific computing - Optimization and Optimal Control Group" is
searching a PostDoc with a strong background in partial differential
equations or variational problems. The research focus will be adjusted
according to the interests of the successful candidate. Possible
specializations include all areas of continuous optimization, optimi-
zation in the context of mathematical finance, life sciences, and
material sciences.

A doctorate in mathematics or a closely related field is required. The
working language is English. The initial contract can be for up to three
years, a renewal for three more years is possible depending on

For more information contact Prof. K. Kunisch at:

RICAM is a research institute which went into operation on January 1,
2003, and is building up to a total of 30 PostDoc positions in six areas:
Computational Methods for Direct Field Problems, Inverse Problems,
Optimization and Optimal Control, Symbolic Computing,
Analysis of Partial Differential Equations, Mathematical Finance.

The institute is housed on the campus of the Johannes Kepler University
in Linz, a town of about 240.000 on the Danube, very close to the
Austrian Alps, and half-way between Vienna and Salzburg. Further
information is available under:

Applications with personal and scientific data, copies of relevant
documents and a statement about scientific interests and achievements
should be sent, prefarably by email, to

Postal address:
Prof. Dr. Karl Kunisch
Institute for Mathematics and Scientific Computing
University of Graz,
Heinrichstrasse 36
A-8010 Graz, Austria.


From: P K Jimack <>
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 14:39:18 +0100 (BST)
Subject: PhD Studenthips available (Leeds, UK)

The School of Computing, University of Leeds invites applications for
several research studentships leading to a PhD. Research areas include
Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis.

For UK students, these studentships include both the fees and a
maintenance allowance of 12,300 ppa; for EU (non-UK) students, they
include the fees and a contribution towards the living costs. Non-EU
students are not elligible unfortunately.

For details please visit

The closing date for applications in July 14th 2006.


From: "Peter K. Sweby" <>
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2006 11:38:56 +0100
Subject: PhD studentship available University of Reading UK

Departments of Food Biosciences and Mathematics

BBSRC CASE PhD Studentship

Lipoproteins, diet and genotype: Mathematical models of the interaction of
lipoproteins with hepatocytes. Supervisors: Dr. Anne-Marie Minihane,
Prof. Christine Williams, and Dr. Peter Sweby.

A PhD student is sought to undertake a project between the Departments of Food
Biosciences and of Mathematics at the University of Reading and Unilever
Research. The project is to develop mathematical models of the interaction
between blood lipids and liver cells. The project will focus on developing
realistic models of liver cells and lipid metabolism in order to investigate
the impact of diet and genotype on heart disease risk. The aim of the project
is to have a better understanding of the mechanisms by which diet influences
the risk of heart disease. The studentship will be based at the University of
Reading, but the student will also spend time at Unilever's R&D facilities in
Bedford, UK within the Systems Biology of Lipid Metabolism group.

The studentship commences on the 1st October 2006 and is available to UK
residents only. The funding is for three years at BBSRC studentship rates plus
an additional contribution from the industrial sponsor, providing a tax-free
stipend of £15,500 per annum. Applicants should have or expect to have a first
or upper second class honours degree, or equivalent, in Mathematics, Physics
or another relevant subject and with an interest in biological systems.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr. Anne-Marie Minihane
( or by telephone on 0118 378 8719.

Applicants should send a CV and names of two academic referees to Dr A
Minihane, School of Food Biosciences, The University of Reading, PO Box 226,
Whiteknights, Reading RG6 6AP.

The closing date for applications is Friday 7th July 2006


From: cmam <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 15:14:48 +0300
Subject: Contents, Computational methods in applied mathematics (CMAM)

Contents Comp. Meth. Appl. Math., Vol. 6 (2006), No. 2

All papers are available at our web-site .

Degenerate time-dependent variational inequalities with
applications to traffic equilibrium problems
A. Barbagallo (Italy)

A finite volume method for the two-dimensional stationary
Navier-Stokes system
K. Djadel and S. Nicaise (France)

Supraconvergence of a finite difference scheme for elliptic boundary
value problems of the third kind in fractional order Sobolev spaces
E. Emmrich and R.D. Grigorieff (Germany)

Domain decomposition approach for automatic parallel generation of
tetrahedral grids
E.G. Ivanov, H. Andra (Germany), and A.N. Kudryavtsev (France)

Structured rank-(r1, ... , rd) decomposition of function-related
tensors in Rd
B.N.Khoromskij (Germany)

The influence of higher order FEM discretisations on multigrid convergence
M.Koster and S.Turek (Germany)


From: Oleg Burdakov <>
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2006 13:14:07 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: Contents, Optimization Methods and Software

Table of Contents
Optimization Methods and Software (OMS), Volume 21, Number 5 (October, 2006)

H.W.J. Lee and K.H. Wong
Semi-infinite programming approach to nonlinear time-delayed optimal
control problems with linear continuous constraints

V. Jeyakumar, J. Ormerod and R. S. Womersley
Knowledge-based semidefinite linear programming classifiers

Weijun Zhou and Zhang Li
A nonlinear conjugate gradient method based on
the MBFGS secant condition

R. Baker Kearfott
Discussion and empirical comparisons of linear relaxations and
alternate techniques in validated deterministic global optimization

Csaba Meszaros
Sparsity in convex quadratic programming with interior point methods

Etienne Emmrich and Horst Schmitt
Numerical treatment of a class of optimal control problems
arising in economics

Jean-Pierre Dussault and Benoit Hamelin
Robust descent in differentiable optimization using
automatic finite differences

Walter Gomez and Juan Gomez
Cutting plane algorithms for robust conic convex optimization problems

Yong Xia and Ya-xiang Yuan
A new linearization method for quadratic assignment problems

Keyvan Amini and Nezam Mahdavi-Amiri
Solving rank one perturbed linear Diophantine systems by the ABS methods

Indraneel Das
An active set quadratic programming algorithm for real-time
model predictive control

Antoine Deza, Elissa Nematollahi, Reza Peyghami and Tamas Terlaky
The central path visits all the vertices of the Klee-Minty cube

Forthcoming papers and complete table of contents for the journal OMS:

Instructions for Authors and Online sample copy:

Discounted individual subscription:

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