NA Digest Tuesday, August 24, 2010 Volume 10 : Issue 34

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From: Jens-Dominik Mueller <>
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 17:05:58 +0100
Subject: Industrial design optimisation for fluid flow, Bulgaria, Sep 2010

The EC-sponsored FlowHead project on adjoint-design optimisation
for CFD organises a

Workshop on industrial design optimisation for fluid flow,
in Varna, BG, 22-24 Sep 2010

Topics are:
* Recent developments, novel approaches, future applications in
adjoint-based optimisation,
* Industrial application of adjoint-based optimisation in the
automotive industry, but also aeronautical, turbomachinery, etc.
* Application examples, benchmarks, industrial requirements ...
* Alternative approaches in goal-based optimisation

Invited speakers are:
* Prof. N. Gauger (Humboldt University, Berlin): Towards an
Adaptive One-Shot Approach for Aerodynamic Shape Optimisation
* Prof. K. Giannakoglou (NTUA Athens): Computation of
second-order derivatives in aerodynamic optimisation
* Prof. Ch. Hirsch (Numeca, Brussels): Quantification
and propagation of uncertainties in CFD and their impact
on robust design
* Prof. R. Loehner (George Mason Univ., Washington):
Unsteady adjoints in CFD
* Prof. U. Naumann (RWTH Aachen): Automating the
generation of first- and higher-order adjoints

Full details and a registration page can be found at

Jens-Dominik Mller
Queen Mary, University of London


From: Katja Mombaur <>
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 12:55:14 +0200
Subject: SCCS - Scientific Computing in the Cognitive Sciences, Germany,
Oct 2010

Final Call for Participation and Posters
International Symposium "Scientific Computing in the Cognitive Sciences"

**** ****

October 6 - 8, 2010, Heidelberg, Germany

The focus of the symposium is on modeling, simulation, optimization,
and visualization of processes related to the Cognitive Sciences.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to
* measurement and performance in complex problem solving
* psychological aspects of method-based decision making
* perception and creation of art works
* emotional body language (EBL) in dynamic movements
* artistic expressions in motions
* perception and action in complex environments
* learning algorithms for natural and artificial systems
* numerical cognition
* function of the brain, e.g., learning and memory
* functional connectivity
* psychological disorders and addiction

***** Deadline for registration and poster submission: August 31, 2010 ****

SCCS10 is sponsored by the Heidelberg Graduate School Mathematical and
Computational Methods for the Sciences HGS MathComp.


From: Karl Rupp <>
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 18:05:50 +0200
Subject: High Performance Computing Symposium, Boston, Apr 2011

The 2011 Spring Simulation Multiconference will feature the 19th High
Performance Computing Symposium (HPC 2011), devoted to the impact of
high performance computing and communications on computer simulations.

Topics of interest include:
o High performance/large scale application case studies,
o GPU, multicore, and many-core analysis and applications,
o asynchronous numerical methods and programming,
o problem solving environments,
o tools and environments for coupling parallel codes,
o parallel algorithms and architectures,
o high performance software tools.

For further information please visit the conference website at

Important Dates:
o Paper submission due: December 3, 2010
o Notification of acceptance: January 12, 2011
o Revised manuscript due: January 28, 2011
o Symposium: April 3 - 7, 2011

Symposium Organizers:
o Layne T. Watson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
o Gary Howell, North Carolina State University
o William I. Thacker, Winthrop University
o Steven Seidel, Michigan Technological University
o Karl Rupp, TU Wien


From: El Baz <>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 12:34:28 -0400
Subject: PCO'11 Parallel Computing and Optimization, Alaska, May 2011

Call for Papers Workshop PCO'11
new trends in Parallel Computing and Optimization
to be held in conjunction with IEEE IPDPS, Anchorage, USA, May 16-20, 2011

Scope of the Workshop:
The workshop on new trends in Parallel Computing and Optimization aims at
providing a forum for scientific researchers
and engineers on recent advances in the field of parallel or distributed
computing for difficult combinatorial optimization
problems, like 0-1 multidimensional knapsack problems and cutting stock
problems, large scale linear programming
problems, nonlinear optimization problems and global optimization problems.
Emphasis will be placed on new techniques
for the solution of these difficult problems like cooperative methods for
integer programming problems and polynomial
optimization methods. Aspects related to Combinatorial Scientific Computing
(CSC) will also be treated. Finally, the
use of new approaches in parallel computing like GPU or hybrid
computing, peer
to peer computing and cloud computing
will be considered. Application to planning, logistics, manufacturing,
finance, telecommunications and computational biology
will be considered.

Important Dates:
Paper submission deadline: October 15, 2010
Notification of acceptance: December 22, 2010
Camera ready papers due: February 1, 2011
Workshop: May 20, 2011
Chair: Dr Didier El Baz, LAAS-CNRS, France,


From: "Hartman-Baker, Rebecca J." <>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 15:28:21 -0400
Subject: Postdoc in Application Development for Subsurface Flow at ORNL

A position is available at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility at
Oak Ridge National Laboratory for a postgraduate research associate in
application development for subsurface flow. The applicant will help
develop the capabilities of the subsurface flow code PFLOTRAN to run on the
next generation of supercomputers. The position involves identifying key
kernels in the code and developing implementations to run on GPGPUs, working
with domain and computational scientists. A master's or PhD in a relevant
field is required.

For more details (including how to apply) please view the full listing at:


From: Joseph Traub <>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 11:30:57 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Contents, J. of Complexity, 26(3), June 2010

Journal of Complexity
Volume 26, Number 3, June 2010


Bolesław Z. Kacewicz Wins the 2010 Information-Based Complexity Prize
Nominations for 2011 Prize for Achievement in Information-Based Complexity

Multi-Level Monte Carlo Algorithms For Infinite-Dimensional Integration
on Rn
Thomas Müller-Gronbach

Adversarial Smoothed Analysis
Felipe Cucker, Raphael Hauser, and Martin Lotz

A low complexity probabilistic test for integer multiplication
Dima Grigoriev, Gérald Tenenbaum

Convergence behavior of Gauss-Newton’s method and extensions of the
Smale point
estimate theory
Chong Li, Nuchun Hu and Jinhua Wang

Computational Complexity of Tissue-like P Systems
Linqiang Pan, Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez

Improved generalized differentiability conditions for Newton-like methods
Ioannis K. Argyros, Saïd Hilout


From: Joseph Traub <>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 11:33:02 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Contents, J. of Complexity, 26(4), August 2010

Journal of Complexity
Volume 26, Number 4, August 2010


Frank Aurzada, Steffen Dereich, Michael Scheutzow, and Christian Vormoor
the 2009 Best Paper Award

The approximation characteristic of diagonal matrix in probabilistic setting
Chen Guanggui, Nie Pengjan, Luo Xinjian

Nearly optimal algorithms for the decomposition of multivariate rational
functions and extended Lüroth’s theorem
Guillaume Chéze

Hardness of comparing two run-length encoded strings
Kuan-Yu Chen, Ping-Hui Hsu, Kun-Mao Chao

Approximation of high dimensional Kernel matrices by multilevel circulant
Chong Li, Nuchun Hu and Jinhua Wang

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