NA Digest Tuesday, July 26, 2011 Volume 11 : Issue 30

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From: Gabriel Wittum <>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 18:06:18 +0200
Subject: Conf honoring Ewing, Espedal and Fein, Germany, Oct 2011

MSDL Conference on Modelling Storage in Deep Layers
dedicated to the memory of
Magne Espedal, Richard E. Ewing and Eckhard Fein

Schwetzingen Castle, Germany
October 11-13, 2011

For details see

Deadline for contributions prolonged to July 31.


From: MACIS 2011 <>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 16:34:18 +0200
Subject: MACIS 2011, China, Oct 2011

MACIS 2011 - Fourth International Conference on
Mathematical Aspects of Computer and Information Sciences
Beijing, China, October 19-21, 2011

MACIS is a series of conferences where foundational research on
theoretical and practical problems of mathematics for computing and
information processing may be presented and discussed. MACIS also
addresses experimental and case studies, scientific and engineering
computation, design and implementation of algorithms and software
systems, and applications of mathematical methods and tools to
outstanding and emerging problems in applied computer and information
sciences. Each conference focuses on two or three themes.

The themes for MACIS 2011 are:
- Design and Analysis of Complex Systems
- Numeric and Symbolic Constraint Solving
- Cryptography and Coding Theory

Potential participants of MACIS 2011 are invited to submit extended
abstracts (3-4 pages) or full papers describing their work to be
presented at the conference. Electronic submissions are strongly
preferred using EasyChair:

Submission of papers/extended abstracts: July 31, 2011
Notification of acceptance or rejection: September 5, 2011
Conference taking place: October 19-21, 2011
Deadline for full paper submission: December 15, 2011


From: Dongwoo Sheen <>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 12:26:32 -0700
Subject: Laplace Transform Meth & Their Appl, Korea, Nov 2011

Laplace Transform Methods and Their Applications
Korea, November 1--5, 2011

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite you to
participate in "Workshop on Laplace Transform Methods and Their
Applications, Daejon, Korea, November 1--5, 2011". In addition, there
will be Two Day Tutorials during Oct. 30-31.

Organizing committee: Frank Neubrander <>, C=C3=A9sar
Palencia <>, Dongwoo Sheen <>,
Vidar Thomee <>

Confirmed Invited Speakers: Boris Baeumer (New Zealand), Lehel Banjai
(Germany), Craig Douglas (USA), Jim Douglas, Jr. (USA), Hiroshi
Fujiwara (Japan), Ivan Gavrilyuk (Germany), Yuusuke Iso (Japan),
Mihaly Kovacs (New Zealand), Kiwoon Kwon (Korea), Hyoseop Lee (Korea),
Maria Lopez-Fernandez (Switzerland), Bill McLean (Australia), Frank
Neubrander (USA), Cesar Palencia (Spain), Yoshihiro Sawano (Japan),
Dongwoo Sheen (Korea), Vidar Thomee (Sweden), Vitalii Vasylyk
(Ukraine), Andre Weideman (South Africa)

Feel free to write one of the organizers for more information or visit
the workshop homepage


From: Jaime Lloret Mauri<>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 04:35:46 +0200
Subject: eKNOW 2012, Spain, Jan/Feb 2012

eKNOW 2012: The Fourth International Conference on Information,
Process, and Knowledge Management
January 30 - February 4, 2012 - Valencia, Spain

Call for Papers:
Submission deadline: September 5, 2011

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of
concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations,
running experiments, applications, and industrial case
studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers,
which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the
following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions, in
terms of Regular papers, Posters, Work in progress, Technical,
marketing, business presentations, Demos, Tutorials, and Panels.

Before submission, please check and conform with the Editorial rules:

eKNOW 2012 Topics (topics and submission details: see CfP on the site)
Knowledge fundamentals, Knowledge identification and discovery,
Knowledge management systems, Knowledge semantics processing and
ontology, Process analysis and modeling, Process management,
Information management, Decision support systems


From: "Kirsten Wilden" <>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2011 09:59:48 -0400
Subject: SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (IS12), USA, May 2012

SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (IS12)

Organizing Committee Co-chairs:
Peter Kuchment, Texas A&M University, USA
Jennifer Mueller, Colorado State University, USA

Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

May 20-22, 2012

The Call for Presentations for this conference is available at:

October 24, 2011: Minisymposium proposals
November 21, 2011: Abstracts for contributed, minisymposium speakers

November 7, 2011: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early Career
Travel Award Applications



For additional information, contact the SIAM Conference Department at


From: Daniel Aloise <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 05:38:32 -0400
Subject: Global Optimization Workshop (GOW12), Brazil, Jun 2012

Global Optimization Workshop 2012 (GOW12)
Natal, Brazil, 26-29th June, 2012.

Global Optimization (GO) is a discipline aimed at finding global
optima for hard nonconvex optimization problems. The workshop will
bring together researchers dealing with this topic. We shall have at
most two parallel streams. Accordingly, only a limited number of
contributions will be accepted. A special issue of the Journal Of
Global Optimization will contain (fully refereed) papers derived from
works presented at the workshop.

GOW12 will take place in Natal, northeast of Brazil. The =93City of the
Sun=94, as it is well-known, has a typical tropical climate, around
29=B0C, with the sun shining almost all the year. Bordered by the
Atlantic Ocean and surrounded by dunes, Natal has the perfect
combination of beautiful beaches, warm waters, lush nature and a
welcoming people, receiving more than two million Brazilian and
foreign tourists every year.

Submit a 4-page extended abstract formatted using the LaTeX style through
the EasyChair website

Deadline for the submission of abstracts: February 6th, 2012
Notification of acceptance: April 6th, 2012
Deadline for reduced fee: April 20th, 2012
Welcome reception: June 25th, 2012
Start of conference: June 26th, 2012

For more details, see
For more information, email


From: Yves Dumont <>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 18:08:11 -0400
Subject: Plant Modeling and Applications (PMA'12), China, Nov 2012

PMA'12, the Fourth International Symposium on Plant Growth Modeling,
Simulation, Visualization and Applications, will be held at ShangHai
(China), 31 October - 3 November, 2012, in CAS-MPI (Chinese Academy of
Sciences and Max Planck Institut).

Contributions (8 pages or 4 pages extended abstracts) for oral
communications and/or posters in the field of Plant Growth Modeling,
Simulation, Visualization and Applications are welcome in the
following main topics (including, but not limited to):

=95 Concepts and Hypotheses in Plant Modeling.
=95 Plant System Modeling.
=95 Plant-Environment Interaction/Feedback Modeling.
=95 Data Acquisition and Application of Plant Models in Agronomy,
Forestry, and Horticulture.
=95 Mathematical Plant Modeling and Computational Methods.
=95 Plant and Landscape Visualization.
=95 System Simulation and Implementation.

Paper submission DEADLINE: 15 February 2012.
Early Registration: 15 November 2011.

For further information, see the website:

Contacts: Yves Dumont (CIRAD, Umr AMAP):
MengZhen Kang (Liama, LCS):


From: Philipp Grohs <>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 09:43:06 -0400
Subject: PhD Position, Seminar for Applied Mathematics, ETH Zurich

The Seminar for Applied Mathematics at ETH Zurich is currently
offering a full time PhD position.

The successful candidate will work on the development, implementation
and theoretical analysis of novel numerical discretization methods for
parametric linear transport equations equations, a class of hyperbolic
PDEs stated on a 5-7 dimensional phase space. Their scope of
applicability ranges from nuclear physics to heat transfer, climate
modeling, geodesy and biology. Due to the high dimensionality, as well
as for other reasons, their efficient numerical solution is extremely

The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary according
to the standards of ETH Zurich as well as the opportunity to work in a
stimulating environment at the Seminar for Applied Mathematics. The
project is embedded in international activities and international
collaborations are possible and encouraged. The projected duration
will be approximately 3 years. The position is financed by the funds
allocated to the group of Dr. Philipp Grohs, Assistant Professor at
ETH Zurich, starting in October 2011.

Willingness to participate in teaching is expected. Prerequisites are
a familiarity with (or willingness to learn) FE- and wavelet methods
for PDEs and Applied Harmonic Analysis, as well as proficiency with
MATLAB and C++. Formally required are a MSc degree in Applied
Mathematics (or similar degree) and the eligibility to work in

Please submit your CV, together with a motivation letter, a
description of research interests and letter(s) of recommendation
electronically to

For more information please consult the following webpages:


From: Talal Rahman <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 09:19:59 -0400
Subject: PhD Position, Comp/Appl Math, Bergen, Norway

We are looking for a strong and highly motivated candidate for a PhD
research fellowship in computational / applied mathematics, being
offered through the Faculty of Engineering, Bergen University College
- HiB, Bergen, Norway.

The PhD position is supposed to strengthen our ongoing research on
multiscale domain decomposition algorithms, and will be a part of a
joint collaboration between the Uni-Research (University of Bergen -
UiB) and Bergen University College, funded by the Research Council of

The successful candidate should have a strong background in and
interests for computational and applied mathematics with particular
interests in the numerical solution of partial differential
equations. He or she will work closely with the research group in
Bergen (UiB and HiB), investigating new multiscale algorithms in the
framework of domain decomposition, and is expected to interact with
leading research groups internationally.

The PhD degree will be awarded by the University of Bergen.

For further information about the position, and on how to apply,
please visit:

Application deadline is 20. august 2011.

For any other inquiry please write to me.


From: Amos Lawless <>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2011 11:44:49 -0400
Subject: PhD Position, Data Assimilation, Univ of Reading

A PhD studentship is available in the Department of Mathematics and
Statistics, University of Reading, U.K. to work on the project
"Understanding the sensitivity of the variational data assimilation

Variational data assimilation is a method for combining numerical
models of a dynamical system with observed measurements in order to
ensure that the system trajectory remains close to reality. It is a
highly ill-posed optimization problem that is difficult to solve
computationally, especially for the very large chaotic systems that
arise in practice. Recently we have made advances in understanding
and improving the sensitivity of the problem to perturbations in the
system, leading to more rapid and accurate solution procedures. Data
assimilation systems are now being extended to allow for the fact that
numerical models are not an exact representation of reality, in what
is known as weak constraint assimilation. In this project you will
analyse the sensitivity of the weak constraint optimization problem
and use this knowledge to propose new mathematical techniques for
solving the problem for large systems.

Candidates should have a good honours degree in a subject with strong
mathematical content. Further details are available from Dr Amos
Lawless ( or Prof Nancy Nichols

For an application form please contact
Mrs S. Davis, Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
The University of Reading, PO Box 220, Reading, RG6 6AX.
Tel 0118 931 8991, email:

This award is available to UK and EU students only (tuition fees only
for EU applicants). Full eligibility rules are available at


From: Neha Mistry <>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 00:52:22 -0400
Subject: Contents, IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis, 31(3)

IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis Volume 31 Issue 3 July 2011

This issue is available online at:

From qd to LR, or, how were the qd and LR algorithms discovered?
Martin H. Gutknecht and Beresford N. Parlett

From high oscillation to rapid approximation V: the equilateral
triangle, Daan Huybrechs, Arieh Iserles, and Syvert P. N=F8rsett

Numerical computation of advection and diffusion on evolving diffuse
interfaces, Charles M. Elliott, Bj=F6rn Stinner, Vanessa Styles, and
Richard Welford

Study of a finite volume scheme for the regularized mean curvature
flow level set equation, Robert Eymard, Angela Handlovicova, and Karol

Nonconforming finite-element discretization of convex variational
problems, Christoph Ortner

Exponential stability of time-varying linear systems, Adrian T. Hill
and Achim Ilchmann

Finite-element analysis of a static fluid=96solid interaction problem,
Rodolfo Araya, Gabriel R. Barrenechea, Fabrice Jaillet, and Rodolfo

Convergence and quasi-optimality of adaptive FEM for Steklov
eigenvalue problems, Eduardo M. Garau and Pedro Morin

A convergence proof for adaptive finite elements without lower bound,
Kunibert G. Siebert

A robust a posteriori error estimate for hp-adaptive DG methods for
convection=96diffusion equations, Liang Zhu and Dominik Sch=F6tzau

Uniform estimates for a family of Eulerian=96Lagrangian methods for
time-dependent convection=96diffusion equations with degenerate
diffusion, Kaixin Wang and Hong Wang

A quadratic finite volume element method for parabolic problems on
quadrilateral meshes, Min Yang and Jiangguo Liu

Finite-volume-element method for second-order quasilinear elliptic
problems, Chunjia Bi and Victor Ginting

The discontinuous Galerkin method for fractal conservation laws,
Simone Cifani, Espen R. Jakobsen, and Kenneth H. Karlsen

A Nystr=F6m method for a boundary value problem arising in unsteady
water wave problems, Mark D. Preston, Peter G. Chamberlain, and Simon
N. Chandler-Wilde

Uniform l1 behaviour in a second-order difference-type method for a
linear Volterra equation with completely monotonic kernel I:
stability, Da Xu

Quadrature formulas for integrals transforms generated by orthogonal
polynomials, Rafael G. Campos, Francisco Dom=EDnguez Mota, and
E. Coronado

Fast and accurate computation of the Weber parabolic cylinder function
W(a, x), Amparo Gil, Javier Segura, and Nico M. Temme

Computing conditional Wiener integrals of functionals of a general
form, W. M. Dumas and M. V. Tretyakov

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