NA Digest Monday, January 11, 2010 Volume 10 : Issue 02

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From: Gerard MEURANT <>
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 03:08:56 -0500
Subject: New book: Matrices, Moments and Quadrature with Applications

Matrices, Moments and Quadrature with Applications
Gene H. Golub & Gérard Meurant

Princeton Series in Applied Mathematics
Princeton University Press, 2009
$65.00 / £44.95

This computationally oriented book describes and explains the mathematical
relationships among matrices, moments, orthogonal polynomials,
quadrature rules, and the Lanczos and conjugate gradient algorithms. The book
bridges different mathematical areas to obtain algorithms to estimate bilinear
forms involving two vectors and a function of the matrix. The first part of
the book provides the necessary mathematical background and explains the
theory. The second part describes the applications and gives numerical
examples of the algorithms and techniques developed in the first part.

Applications addressed in the book include computing elements of functions of
matrices; obtaining estimates of the error norm in iterative methods for
solving linear systems and computing parameters in least squares and total
least squares; and solving ill-posed problems using Tikhonov regularization.

This book will interest researchers in numerical linear algebra and matrix
computations, as well as scientists and engineers working on problems
involving computation of bilinear forms.

For ordering information, please visit:

For more information about the book and the Matlab codes used for the
numerical experiments, please visit:


From: Pamela Bye <>
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 09:34:21 -0500
Subject: IMA Conf. Modelling Permeable Rocks, Edinburgh, Mar 2010

The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

Registration is now open at

29th March - 1st April 2010
University of Edinburgh

Conference Website -


From: Etienne Emmrich <>
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 19:47:25 -0500
Subject: Spring School on Evolution Equations, Berlin, Mar 2010

Second Announcement
2nd Spring School
Analytical and Numerical Aspects of Evolution Equations
March 28 - April 1, 2010 at TU Berlin

Organised by Etienne Emmrich (Bielefeld) and Petra Wittbold (Berlin)

* Boris Andreianov (Besancon)
Finite volume schemes for nonlinear diffusion problems and some mathematical
tools for their analysis
* Eskil Hansen (Lund)
Operator splitting for abstract evolution equations
* Sylvie Monniaux (Marseille)
Maximal regularity and applications to partial differential equations
* Francois Murat (Paris)
Renormalized solutions of nonlinear second order elliptic equations with
right-hand side in L1
* Juan Luis Vazquez (Madrid)
Recent advances in nonlinear diffusion

Participants may present their results in short communications or in a
poster session.

Further information can be found at

This spring school is partially supported by Collaborative Research
Center 701 at Bielefeld University, Institute of Mathematics at
Technische Universit Berlin, DFG Research Center MATHEON and Berlin
Mathematical School. CRC 701, MATHEON and BMS are funded by the DFG
(German Research Foundation).


From: ACOMP 2010 <>
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 21:34:56 -0500
Subject: Advanced Computing & Applications (ACOMP), Vietnam, Mar 2010

Int. Conf. on Advanced Computing and Applications (ACOMP 2010) March 3-5, 2010
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (

ACOMP is an annual forum for the exchange of ideas, techniques, and
state-of-the-art applications in the field of advanced computing among
scientists, engineers, and practitioners.
For ACOMP 2010, we encourage the submission of work in progress. Work
carried out by research students are also very much appreciated. We will
provide a friendly environment where researchers can discuss current
and future trends in their research areas.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to these tracks:
- High performance computing
- Scientific computing
- Embedded systems & VLSI design
- Advances in security & information systems
- Advances in software engineering
- Intelligent Information and Database Systems
- Computational Mathematics and Statistics

Authors are invited to submit full papers of 6 to 10 pages in LaTeX or
MS-Word format. The templates are available at the ACOMP2010 website. The
submitted papers must be in English.

* Paper submission deadline: January 15, 2010
* Notification: January 25, 2010
* Camera-ready: February 1, 2010
* Registration open: December 22, 2009


From: Carlos Antonio de Moura <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 00:30:04 -0200
Subject: CFL condition - 80 years gone by, Rio de Janeiro, May 2010

''CFL condition -  80 years gone by. . .'' a meeting at UERJ -  Rio de
Janeiro, May-3/7-2010


Celebrating the benchmark article published by R. Courant, K. Friedrichs
and H. Lewy in 1928 and which redefined numerical algorithms drawn for
PDE's, this congress aims to look both at the development such schemes
went through during these 80 years, and at the problems we will deal with
in the future.

Besides lectures delivered by keynote speakers, namely, Uri Ascher, J. P.
Bonatti, Bernardo Cockburn,  Saulo M. deBarros, James Glimm,  Reuben
Hersh,  Rolf Jeltsch,  Barbara Keyfitz,  Peter Lax (main speaker),  Philippe
G.  LeFloch,  James  MacHyman,  Stan  Osher, J. C. Portinari and Enrique
Zuazua, several panels will be held to discuss related topics.

Contributions may be mailed to   until   March
10th.  Both   .pdf   and    TeX   or   LaTeX    versions should be submitted
and must be at most two page long, bibliography list excluded.

Acceptance communication will be mailed no later than  March 31st.

Additional information will be continuously updated at


From: Peter Horn <>
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 12:31:28 +0100
Subject: Symbolic & Algebraic Computation (ISSAC), Germany, Jul 2010

The submission deadline for ISSAC 2010 is soon approaching. If you
intend to submit a paper, please submit a brief abstract at by January 14.
The full paper can be submitted at the same time or, up to a week
later, by January 21.

The Call for Papers is available at

The invited speakers are:

* Evelyne Hubert (INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France):
Algebraic invariants and their differential algebras
* Siegfried M. Rump (Hamburg U. of Technology, Germany & Waseda U., Japan):
Verification methods: Rigorous results using floating-point arithmetic
* Ashish Tiwari (SRI International, USA):
Theory of reals for verification and synthesis of hybrid dynamical systems

and the tutorials are:

* Moulay A. Barkatou (Limoges U., France):
Symbolic methods for solving systems of linear ordinary differential equations
* Jürgen Gerhard (Maplesoft, Canada):
Asymptotically fast algorithms for modern computer algebra
* Sergey P. Tsarev (Siberian Federal U., Russia):
Transformation and factorization of partial differential systems
with applications to stochastic systems

For details, please visit .


From: Margreet Nool <>
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 11:11:23 -0500
Subject: Woudschoten Conf Dutch & Flemish NA, The Netherlands, Oct 2010

The Thirty-fifth Woudschoten conference of the Dutch & Flemish
Numerical Analysis Communities will be held on 6 - 8 October 2010,
at the Woudschoten Conference Centre, Zeist, The Netherlands.

Themes of the conference will be:

1. Parallel numerical linear algebra
* Patrick Amestoy, Université de Toulouse, Toulouse, France
* Peter Arbenz, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
* Alex Pothen, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA
2. Immersed boundary methods and Cartesian grids
Invited speakers:
* Gianluca Iaccarino, Stanford University, California, USA
* Petros Koumoutsakos, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
* Rajat Mittal, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

A full announcement will be available on the conference web page

in the Spring of 2010.

--Margreet Nool,
secretary of the organizing committee.


From: Alfio Quarteroni <>
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 05:12:33 -0500
Subject: Faculty Positions in Computational Mathematics at EPFL

The EPFL announces the creation of a new Mathematics Institute in
Computational Science and Engineering (MATHICSE). In this framework
EPFL is planning to make a number of appointments at the assistant,
associate professor or full professor level.

Candidates for these new positions are expected to have an exceptional
track record in research that conjugates mathematical and numerical
techniques for the solution of complex problems in science and

Successful candidates will establish and lead vigorous independent
research programs, interact with existing projects in the CSE area
across the EPFL Campus, and be committed to excellence in
undergraduate and graduate teaching. Significant start-up resources
and research infrastructure will be available.

Applications should be made via by April 15, 2010.

Candidates should submit their curriculum vitae including list of
publications, concise statement of research and teaching interests,
and the names and addresses (including email) of five referees as a
single PDF file (at most 20 A4-format pages, not counting the list of

For additional information, please contact : Professor Alfio
Quarteroni (Chairman) MATHICSE Search Committee Email:, please specify Subject: ''Computational
Mathematics" in the email heading.

The EPFL School of Basic Sciences aims for a strong presence of women
amongst its faculty, and qualified female candidates are strongly
encouraged to apply.


From: Axel Ruhe <>
Date: Fri, 08 Jan 2010 17:44:56 +0100
Subject: Contents, BIT 49:4


Volume 49 No. 4 December 2009

A. RUHE / Collaborators for volume 49 641

S.H. CHRISTIANSEN and T.G. HALVORSEN / Convergence of lattice gauge
theory for Maxwell's equations 645

I. HNETYNKOVÁ, M. PLESINGER and Z. STRAKOS / The regularizing effect
of the Golub-Kahan iterative bidiagonalization and revealing the noise
level in the data 669

M. IZADI / A posteriori error estimates for the coupling equations of scalar
conservation laws 697

R. PACHÓN and L.N. TREFETHEN / Barycentric-Remez algorithms for best
polynomial approximation in the chebfun system 721

L. TEOFANOV and H. ZARIN / Superconvergence analysis of a finite element
method for a two-parameter singularly perturbed problem 743


From: Emma Avery <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 11:23:17 +0000
Subject: Contents, Inverse Problems, volume 26, issue 1, January 2010


Volume 26, Issue 1, January 2010

Article numbers: 010101--019801

Individual articles are free for 30 days following their publication on the
web. This issue is available at:

Editorial developments
Zoe Crossman

The determination of moving boundaries for hyperbolic equations
Gregory Eskin and James Ralston

Uniqueness in the inverse scattering problem in a piecewise homogeneous
Xiaodong Liu, Bo Zhang and Guanghui Hu

Multi-scale blind motion deblurring using local minimum
Chao Wang, LiFeng Sun, ZhuoYuan Chen, JianWei Zhang and ShiQiang Yang

A variational perspective on controllability
Pablo Pedregal

An approximation error approach for compensating for modelling errors
between the radiative transfer equation and the diffusion approximation in
diffuse optical tomography
T Tarvainen, V Kolehmainen, A Pulkkinen, M Vauhkonen, M Schweiger, S R
Arridge and J P Kaipio

A universal filter for enhanced imaging with small arrays
Liliana Borcea, Thomas Callaghan, Josselin Garnier and George Papanicolaou

A decoupling-based imaging method for inverse medium scattering for
Maxwell's equations
A Lakhal

A comparison of seismic velocity inversion methods for layered acoustics
T van Leeuwen and W A Mulder

Inverse spectral problems for Sturm--Liouville operators with matrix-valued
Ya V Mykytyuk and N S Trush

An analysis of the accuracy of the linear sampling method for an acoustic
inverse obstacle scattering problem
Nguyen Trung Thanh and Mourad Sini

Direct localization of poles of a meromorphic function from measurements on
an incomplete boundary
Takaaki Nara and Shigeru Ando

Corrections to the `Enhancement of microwave tomography through the use
electrically conducting enclosures'
C Gilmore and J LoVetri


From: Marcin Paprzycki <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 17:42:41 -0500
Subject: Contents, Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience

Dear Colleagues,

As a former student of Ian's, I am heppy to inform you that the latest issue
(vol. 10, issue 4, 2009) of the Scientific International Journal "Scalable
Computing: Practice and Experience (SCPE)" contains a special issue devoted to
Ian Gladwell in the occasion of his upcoming retirement. At the same time I am
really sad that Ian has decided to retire.

Special issue editors are Pierluigi Amodio and Luigi Brugnano. Thank you guys,
for great job!

Marcin Paprzycki


Introduction to the special issue
Pierluigi Amodio and Luigi Brugnano

Vectorized Solution of ODEs in Matlab
L. F. Shampine

Conditioning and Hybrid Mesh Selection Algorithms for Two-Point Boundary Value
Jeff R. Cash and Francesca Mazzia

Preconditioning of implicit Runge-Kutta methods
Laurent O. Jay

Parallel Numerical Solution of ABD and BABD linear systems arising from BVPs
Pierluigi Amodio and Giuseppe Romanazzi

Parallel Factorizations in Numerical Analysis
Pierluigi Amodio and Luigi Brugnano

Contents of this Special Issue (as well as the remaining papers; i.e. selected
papers from the GRID&SEA 2008 and from LaSCoG 2008 Workshop, research paper
and book review) can be found at:


From: Emma Avery <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 10:53:25 +0000
Subject: Contents, Nonlinearity, volume 23, issue 1, January 2010


Volume 23, Issue 1, January 2010

Individual articles are free for 30 days following their publication on the
web. This issue is available at: URL:

Pages: R1--92, 1--210

Nonlinear modelling of cancer: bridging the gap between cells and tumours
J S Lowengrub, H B Frieboes, F Jin, Y-L Chuang, X Li, P Macklin, S M Wise
and V Cristini

Vanishing beyond all orders: Stokes lines in a water-wave model equation
Jan Bouwe van den Berg and John R King

Lin's method for heteroclinic chains involving periodic orbits
Jurgen Knobloch and Thorsten Riess

Dynamics of a structured neuron population
Khashayar Pakdaman, Benoit Perthame and Delphine Salort

The elliptic sine-Gordon equation in a half plane
B Pelloni and D A Pinotsis

Existence and stability of solitons for the nonlinear Schrodinger equation
on hyperbolic space
Hans Christianson and Jeremy L Marzuola

Global existence and blow-up for a class of nonlocal nonlinear Cauchy
problems arising in elasticity
N Duruk, H A Erbay and A Erkip

Connecting orbits of autonomous Lagrangian systems
Xia Li and Chong-Qing Cheng

Continuous approximation of breathers in one- and two-dimensional DNLS
D Bambusi and T Penati

The set of sequence entropies for a given space
Feng Tan, Xiangdong Ye and Ruifeng Zhang

Effective dynamics of multi-vortices in an external potential for the
Ginzburg--Landau gradient flow
F Ting


From: Emma Avery <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 11:09:16 +0000
Subject: Contents, Nonlinearity, volume 23, issue 2, February 2010


Volume 23, Issue 2, February 2010

Individual articles are free for 30 days following their publication on the
web. This issue is available at: URL:

Pages: 211--464

Creation of blenders in the conservative setting
F Rodriguez Hertz, M A Rodriguez Hertz, A Tahzibi and R Ures

Self-similar solutions of the cubic wave equation
P Bizon, P Breitenlohner, D Maison and A Wasserman

Well-posedness of the Cauchy problem for models of large amplitude internal
Philippe Guyenne, David Lannes and Jean-Claude Saut

Riemann solvers and undercompressive shocks of convex FPU chains
Michael Herrmann and Jens D M Rademacher

Dimensional reduction in nonlinear filtering
J H Park, R B Sowers and N Sri Namachchivaya

On a mean field model for 1D thin film droplet coarsening
Shibin Dai

Parameter dependence of stable manifolds for difference equations
Luis Barreira and Claudia Valls

On solutions to the Holm--Staley b-family of equations
Yong Zhou

On the solvability of the compressible Navier--Stokes system in bounded
Raphael Danchin

Self-similar rupture of viscous thin films in the strong-slip regime
D Peschka, A Munch and B Niethammer

Quasi-invariant modified Sobolev norms for semi linear reversible PDEs
Erwan Faou and Benoit Grebert

Influence of a square-root singularity on the behaviour of piecewise smooth
Viktor Avrutin, Partha Sharathi Dutta, Michael Schanz and Soumitro Banerjee

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