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From: Martin Peters <>
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2010 08:35:09 -0400
Subject: New Book, Elements of Scientific Computing

The textbook

Aslak Tveito, Hans Petter Langtangen,
Bjørn Fredrik Nielsen, Xing Cai
Elements of Scientific Computing
Texts in Computational Science and Engineering,
Volume 7

has been published. See

for details.


From: Kai Diethelm <>
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2010 02:50:37 -0400
Subject: New Book, The Analysis of Fractional Differential Equations

The Analysis of Fractional Differential Equations:
An Application-Oriented Exposition Using Differential
Operators of Caputo Type
Diethelm, Kai
1st Edition., 2010, VIII, 247 p. 10 illus., Softcover
ISBN: 978-3-642-14573-5

Fractional calculus was first developed by pure mathematicians in
the middle of the 19th century. Some 100 years later, engineers
and physicists have found applications for these concepts in
their areas. However there has traditionally been little
interaction between these two communities. In particular, typical
mathematical works provide extensive findings on aspects with
comparatively little significance in applications, and the
engineering literature often lacks mathematical detail and
precision. This book bridges the gap between the two
communities. It concentrates on the class of fractional
derivatives most important in applications, the Caputo operators,
and provides a self-contained, thorough and mathematically
rigorous study of their properties and of the corresponding
differential equations. The text is a useful tool for
mathematicians and researchers from the applied sciences
alike. It can also be used as a basis for teaching graduate
courses on fractional differential equations.

Key words: Mittag-Leffler functions; existence, uniqueness and
stability of solutions; fractional derivative of Caputo type;
fractional differential equation; single- and multi-term differential


From: Mike Neamtu <>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 10:49:57 -0500
Subject: Intl. Sym. Approximation Theory, Nashville, TN, May 2011

International Symposium in Approximation Theory
in conjunction with 26th Annual Shanks Lecture
Nashville, Tennessee, May 17-21, 2011

The symposium will be held in conjuction with the 26th Annual
Shanks Lecture, to be given by Professor Charles
K. Chui (Univ. of Missouri-St. Louis and Stanford Univ.).

The symposium will provide an excellent opportunity to celebrate
Professor Larry Schumaker's recent 70th birthday.

* Wolfgang Dahmen, Aachen Univ., GERMANY
* Frank Deutsch, Penn State Univ., USA
* Nira Dyn, Tel-Aviv Univ., ISRAEL
* Tim Goodman, University of Dundee, UK
* Doron Lubinsky, Georgia Tech, USA
* Tom Lyche, University of Oslo, NORWAY
* Robert Schaback, Univ. of Gottingen, GERMANY
* Hans-Peter Seidel, Max-Planck Institute, GERMANY
* Joe Ward, Texas A&M, USA

Minisymposium Proposals: March 15, 2011
Abstract Submission: April 20, 2011
Online Registration: May 1, 2011

For details on the proceedings, contributed lectures, travel
support, and other information about the symposium, please visit
the above website.


From: "Laurence T. Yang" <>
Date: Thu, 07 Oct 2010 14:18:12 -0300
Subject: CFP, IEEE PDSEC-2011, Anchorage, AK, May 2011


The 12th IEEE International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed
Scientific and Engineering Computing

To be held in conjunction with IPDPS 2011.
May 20, 2011, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Scope and Interests: Scientific and engineering application
domains play a key role in shaping future research and
development activities in HPC in academia and industry,
especially when the solution of large and complex problems must
cope with tight timing constraints. This workshop will bring
together computer scientists, applied mathematicians and
researchers to present, discuss and exchange ideas, results, work
in progress and experiences in the area of parallel and
distributed computing for problems in science and engineering
applications and interdisciplinary applications.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): development
of advanced parallel and distributed methods, parallel and
distributed computing techniques and codes, practical experiences
using various parallel and distributed systems, ...

Further information about the conference can be found at:

Paper submission Due December 06, 2010
Notification of Acceptance January 14, 2011
Final camera-ready paper February 1, 2011


From: EL BAZ Didier <>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 13:09:25 -0400
Subject: Final CFP, Parallel Comp. and Opt., Anchorage, AK, May 2011

Final Call for Papers, Workshop PCO'11, new trends in Parallel
Computing and Optimization,
Final Submission Deadline: December 22, 2010

to be held in conjunction with IEEE IPDPS,
Anchorage, USA, May 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 be treated. New trends 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.

Final submission deadline: December 22, 2010.
Notification of acceptance: February 7, 2011.
Camera ready papers due: February 21, 2011.
Workshop: May 20, 2011.

LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France


From: "Pinar, Ali" <>
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2010 23:16:21 -0600
Subject: SIAM Workshop on Combinatorial Sci. Comp., Germany, May 2011

Fifth SIAM Workshop on Combinatorial Scientific Computing
May 19-21, 2011, Darmstadt, Germany

With the continuing advances in high-performance computing
(HPC) the role of computational science and engineering (CSE)
has gained significant importance over the last decades.
At the same time scientific simulation faces a number of
challenges. Many of those are combinatorial in nature and
unified by a common set of abstractions, data structures, and
algorithms based on combinatorics, graphs, and hypergraphs.
CSC11 provides a forum for researchers interested in the
interaction of combinatorial mathematics and algorithms
with CSE. The workshop will follow and in part overlap with
the 2011 SIAM Conferenceon Optimization (OP11,

We invite 2-page extended abstracts for 25-minute oral
as well as for poster presentations to be submitted via

Confirmed invited presentations:
Thomas F. Coleman (University of Waterloo)
(joint plenary presentation with OP11)
Burkhard Monien (Paderborn University)
Trond Steihaug (Bergen University)


From: Pavel Solin <>
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2010 22:12:04 -0700
Subject: CFP, FEMTEC 2011, South Lake Tahoe, CA, May 2011


We are pleased to announce the 3rd International Conference on
Finite Element Methods in Engineering and Science (FEMTEC 2011)
to be held on May 9 - 13, 2011 at Harvey's Casino and Resort in
South Lake Tahoe, USA. FEMTEC 2011 is organized jointly by the
University of Nevada (Reno), Desert Research Institute (Reno),
Idaho National Laboratory (Idaho Falls, Idaho), and U.S. Army
Engineer Research and Development Center (Vicksburg,
Mississippi). The objective of the meeting is to strengthen the
interaction between researchers who develop computational methods
and scientists and engineers who employ them in their research.

Focus areas: Computational methods in earth sciences,
computational methods in engineering, computational methods in
scientific visualization, open-source projects and Python in
scientific computing.

Invited keynote speakers:
* Phillip Colella (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
* Clint Dawson (University of Texas, Austin)
* Michael Heroux (Sandia National Laboratory)
* Robert Montgomery (ANATECH Corporation)
* John Shadid (Sandia National Laboratory)

Proceedings of FEMTEC 2011 will appear as a special issue of
Journal of Applied and Computational Mathematics, and possibly in
additional high-impact international journals. Abstract
submission deadline is December 15, 2010. For more details please
visit the conference web page


From: Jean-Guillaume Dumas <>
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2010 07:46:22 -0400
Subject: CFP, ISSAC 2011, San Jose, CA, June 2011

ISSAC 2011
First Announcement and Call for Papers

International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation
San Jose, California, June 8-11, 2011

Member of ACM Federated Computing Research Conference

The International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic
Computation (ISSAC) is the premier conference for research in
symbolic computation and computer algebra. ISSAC 2011 is the 36th
meeting in the series, started in 1966 and held annually since
1981, in North America, Europe and Asia. The conference presents
a range of invited speakers, tutorials, poster sessions, software
demonstrations and vendor exhibits with a centerpiece of
contributed research papers.

Important Dates
Abstract submission deadline: Jan. 8, 2011, 23:59 PST
Full paper submission deadline: Jan. 13, 2011, 23:59 PST
Notification of acceptance/rejection: March 10, 2011
Camera-ready copy due: March 31, 2011

Submission Instructions, Conference Topics, Organizing Committee,
Program Committee and other informations can be found on the
conference website:


From: Alice Jones <>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 11:37:54 -0400
Subject: CFP, BEM/MRM 2011, New Forest, UK, June 2011

33rd International Conference on Boundary Elements and other Mesh
Reduction Methods (BEM/MRM 33)
28-30 June 2011, Ashurst Lodge, New Forest, UK

Organised by: Wessex Institute of Technology, UK
Supported by: The International Journal of Engineering Analysis
with Boundary Elements (EABE)

This conference on Boundary Elements and Mesh Reduction Methods
is the recognised international forum for the presentation and
discussion of the latest advances of these methods and their
applications in science and engineering. The BEM/MRM conference
attracts a substantial number of well established and leading
researchers in the field. The meetings have always had a special
appeal to young researchers and are characterised by a friendly
atmosphere in which delegates at different stages of their
careers can interact with each other.

Conference topics include: advanced meshless and mesh reduction
methods, heat and mass transfer, electrical engineering and
electromagnetics, fluid flow, advanced formulations,
computational techniques, advanced structural applications,
dynamics and vibrations, damage mechanics and fracture, material
characterisation, financial engineering applications, stochastic
modelling, emerging applications

Submit an abstract or register online at:

For more information contact Claire Shiell, Conference
Coordinator, at


From: Chunhua Men <>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 15:40:48 -0400
Subject: Postdoctoral Fellow position in Optimization at UC San Diego

POSITION: Postdoctoral Fellow in Optimization Research

Postdoctoral fellow positions are immediately available for
individuals interested in pursuing an academic career in Medical
Physics Research. The fellow will be mainly responsible for the
development of algorithms and computer codes for real-time
interactive treatment plan optimization. A Ph.D. in engineering,
computer or physical sciences, with strong computational
mathematics background and extensive computer programming
experience, is required. Appointment can be up to three years.

Please contact Dr.Steve Jiang at


From: Sam Stechmann <>
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2010 11:03:49 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Postdoctoral position in Math at the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Postdoctoral Position

The Department of Mathematics invites applications for Van Vleck
Visiting Assistant Professorship/CMG Postdoctoral Researcher to
begin as early as January 1, 2011. Partial funding is provided
through the NSF Collaborations in Mathematical Geosciences (CMG)
program. The appointment is for a fixed term of two or three
years, with teaching responsibility at most one course per year
on average. The project will involve multi-scale modeling and
numerical simulations of flows related to atmosphere-ocean
applications, supervised by Professors Leslie Smith and Sam
Stechmann. There are opportunities for collaborative research
with partner institutions NCAR (co-PI Annick Pouquet) and the New
Mexico Consortium (co-PI Susan Kurien). Applicants should set up
an account at All application materials,
include a completed AMS Standard Cover Sheet, a curriculum vitae
which includes a publication list, and brief descriptions of
research and teaching, should be uploaded to this site.

Applicants should arrange to have three to four letters of
recommendation delivered through At least one
letter must discuss the applicant's teaching experiences and
capabilities. Other evidence of good teaching will also be

The Department of Mathematics is committed to increasing the
number of women and minority faculty. The University of Wisconsin
is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and
encourages applications from women and minorities. Unless
confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding
the applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot
be guaranteed confidentiality.

Deadline for Applications: December 15, 2010, although
applications will continue to be considered until the positions
is filled. Employment may require a criminal background check.


From: Petros Koumoutsakos <>
Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2010 23:13:11 +0200
Subject: Post-Doc position in HPC at ETHZ

Post-doctoral position in High Performance Computing at
ETH Zurich

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position in HPC in
the Chair of Computational Science (Professor Petros
Koumoutsakos) at ETHZ to begin January 1st, 2011.

Applicants must have demonstrated expertise in massively parallel
computing and evidence of strength in a scientific discipline
such as Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Fluid and
Structural Mechanics, Materials Science.

Experience in developing software for multicore architectures is
highly desirable. The successful candidates will participate in
an international,interdisciplinary team that develops methods and
software for Scientific and Engineering problems with largely
disparate temporal and spatial scales. A problem of particular
interest involves multibillion element flow simulations on tens/
hundreds of thousands of processors to investigate the
singularity of the Navier-Stokes equations (one of the Clay
Institute millenium problems).

Applications should include a curriculum vitae including a list
of publications and contact information of three references.

Please e-mail your application to
Professor Petros Koumoutsakos (e-mail :

Applications are welcome until the position has been filled.


From: Marcus Grote <>
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2010 17:31:27 +0200
Subject: PhD and Postdoctoral positions at the University of Basel

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the
University of Basel seeks applications for several PhD and
Postdoctoral positions. These position are part of an ongoing
research effort to develop new full-waveform inversion strategies
for time-dependent computational wave propagation. This research
project (PETAQUAKE) is a collaborative effort with the ETH Zurich
and is funded by the Swiss Platform for High-Performance and
High-Productivity Computing (HP2C) Petascale Initiative. Research
topics include large- scale nonlinear optimization, discontinuous
Galerkin finite element methods, explicit local time-stepping
strategies, scalable parallel solvers, and emerging
multi-core/multi-threaded HPC technologies.


Positions in Computer Science: strong interest and experience in
programming and high-performance computing are expected, in
particular in areas of applied computer science related to the
optimization of algorithms and their implementation (scaling,
load balancing, etc.) on petascale architectures (PGAS, CUDA,
OpenCL, etc.).

Positions in Mathematics: a Master or PhD degree in mathematics
or applied mathematics is a prerequisite. A strong background in
numerical analysis (PDEs, finite-element methods or
optimization), and MATLAB programming experience are expected.


The research group of Marcus Grote has strong expertise in
computational wave propagation, in particular nonreflecting
boundary conditions, PML, discontinuous Galerkin methods, local
time-stepping, and inverse medium problems. The research group
of Helmar Burkhart and Olaf Schenk has strong expertise in
high-performance computing, in particular emerging many-core
architectures, auto-tuning techniques, and computational methods
such as parallel linear solvers and nonlinear optimization

You will be working in a highly stimulating international
research environment within an interdisciplinary team of the
University of Basel and the ETH Zurich. The salary offered is
according to the guidelines of the SNF. The position is available
immediately, starting date upon agreement. Knowledge of German is
not a pre-requisite.

Application deadline:

October 30, 2010, yet applications will be accepted until the
positions are filled. Please submit your application
electronically in PDF format, including copies of degrees,
certificates, grades, CV and the names of two references to:

Barbara Fridez
University of Basel

For further information or inquiries please contact or

See also:

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