## NA Digest Sunday, November 12, 2000 Volume 00 : Issue 46

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From: Luis Almeida <lba@weenie.inesc.pt>
Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2000 14:36:26 +0000
Subject: Help with Bessel Functions

Dear colleagues,

I am interested in simplifying a function of the form (given in
Mathematica notation)

BesselI[-1/4, I a x^2] + I BesselI[1/4, I a x^2] Sign[x]

where 'I' is the imaginary unit, 'a' is a real parameter, 'x' is a real
variable and 'BesselI' is the modified Bessel function of the first
kind.

Are there any special properties of Bessel functions of orders +- 1/4
which could help in simplifying this expression? My hope would be to
obtain an expression possibly involving exponentials of polynomials of
x, but involving no Bessel functions. I fear that may not be possible,
though.

Thanks for any help,

Luis

Luis B. Almeida
Phone: +351-213100246,+351-213544607
INESC Fax: +351-213145843
R. Alves Redol, 9 E-mail: luis.almeida@inesc.pt
1000-029 Lisboa, Portugal http://neural.inesc.pt/~lba/

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From: Pelino <pelino@tiscalinet.it>
Date: Thu Nov 9 01:48:36 2000
Subject: MATLAB and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Hi,
My name is Vinicio and I work for the Italian Weather Service. I am trying to
develop codes in matlab concerning geophysical fluid dynamics. I would like to
apply matlab in order to solve, and not make graphics, fundamental equations like
something already done in this field?

Best regards and greetings from Rome.

http://www.tiscalinet.it

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From: Michael Pernice <pernice@c3serve.c3.lanl.gov>
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 11:13:06 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Change of Address for Michael Pernice

Hi,

I recently began working at Los Alamos National Laboratory. My new
contact information is:

Michael Pernice
Computer and Computational Sciences Division
Los Alamos National Laboratory
P.O. Box 1663, MS B256
Los Alamos, NM 87545

Phone: (505) 665 7119
FAX: (505) 667 1126
E-mail: pernice@lanl.gov

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From: Shaun Forth <S.A.Forth@rmcs.cranfield.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2000 11:59:23 +0000
Subject: Short Course, Fortran 95 for Fortran 77 Programmers

May I bring to your attention the following course.

Fortran 95 for Fortran 77 Programmers: 4 - 6 December 2000

An intensive 3-day course for programmers experienced in Fortran 77, C
or other high level language, will be running 4 - 6 December 2000. The
course has run some 4 or 5 times in the last few years and always been

The course includes:
* Lectures Covering the Key Concepts
* Hands-On Programming Practicals to Assist in Understanding Concepts
and Learning Syntax
* Distinguished External Speaker(s) Heavily Involved in Design/Use Of
Fortran 95 (presently John Reid has confirmed)

For more details see

http://www.rmcs.cranfield.ac.uk/amorg

and follow link to `Short Courses' and then `Fortran 95 for Fortran 77
Programmers'
or telephone +44 (0) 1793 785316
or email: amor@rmcs.cranfield.ac.uk

Shaun Forth

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From: Panos Pardalos <pardalos@cao.ise.ufl.edu>
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2000 10:23:10 -0500 (EST)
Subject: New Book, Introduction to Global Optimization

Introduction to Global Optimization (Second Edition)
by Reiner Horst, Panos M. Pardalos, and Nguyen Van Thoai

NONCONVEX OPTIMIZATION AND ITS APPLICATIONS 48

Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-6574-7, October 2000, 368 pp.
NLG 300.00 / USD 147.00 / GBP 94.00

Paperback, ISBN 0-7923-6756-1, November 2000, 368 pp.
NLG 120.00 / USD 59.00 / GBP 38.00

Most of the existing books on optimization focus on the problem of
computing locally optimal solutions. Global optimization is concerned with
the computation and characterization of global optima of nonlinear
functions. Global optimization problems are widespread in the mathematical
modeling of real world systems for a very broad range of applications.
During the past three decades many new theoretical, algorithmic, and
computational contributions have helped to solve globally multi-extreme
problems arising from important practical applications.

Introduction to Global Optimization is the first comprehensive textbook
that covers the fundamentals in global optimization. The second edition
includes algorithms, applications, and complexity results for quadratic
programming, concave minimization, DC and Lipshitz problems,
decomposition algorithms for nonconvex optimization, and nonlinear
network flow problems. Each chapter contains illustrative examples and
ends with carefully selected exercises, which are designed to help the
student to get a grasp of the material and enhance their knowledge of global
optimization methods.

Audience: This textbook is addressed not only to students of mathematical
programming, but to all scientists in various disciplines who need global
optimization methods to model and solve problems.

For information on the book see: http://www.wkap.nl/series.htm/NOIA

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From: SIAM <ross@siam.org>
Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2000 13:00:02 -0500
Subject: SIAM Conference on The Life Sciences

Conference Name: First SIAM Conference on The Life Sciences

Location: Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA

Dates: September, 24-26, 2001

The Call for Presentations for this conference is now available at:
http://www.siam.org/meetings/ls01/

For additional information, contact SIAM Conference Department at
siam@meetings.org

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From: Michael Ng <kkpong@hkusua.hku.hk>
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2000 09:21:41 +0800 (HKT)
Subject: Workshop on Mathematics in Image Processing

Workshop on Mathematics in Image Processing (WMIP2000)
December 14--16, 2000
Department of Mathematics, The University of Hong Kong

Aim: To promote research interest in mathematical models and
computational methods in image processing for mathematicians
and engineers and to foster contacts and exchanges with experts
from other parts of the world

Topics: Ill-posed Inverse Problems, Partial Differential
Equations, Optimization, Numerical Linear Algebra,
Applications in Image Processing

Invited Speakers

N. Bose -- Towards Blind Robust Superresolution
F. Chan -- Adaptive Thresholding and Its Application to
Pathological Image Analysis of Esophageal Carcinoma
R. Chan -- Wavelet Analysis for High-Resolution Image Reconstruction
T. Chan -- Active Contours and Mumford-Shah Segmentation Based on Level Sets
T. Coleman -- Segmentation of Pulmonary Nodule Images Using 1-Norm Minimization
R. Deriche -- PDE's in Image Processing and Computer Vision Applications
P. Duhamel -- Joint Source and Channel Coding
J. Fessler -- Parallelizable Algorithms on Image Recovery Problems
W. Hwang -- Robust Fractal Image Estimation and its Applications with Wavelets
H. Krim -- Smart Nonlinear Diffusion: A Probabilistic Approach
A. Katsaggelos -- When Signal Compression Meets Signal Recovery
H. Maitre -- Around Watermarking
M. Nikolova -- Local Features of Images for Different Families of Objective Functions
R. Plemmons -- Topics in Optical Image Reconstruction
L. Reichel -- Iterative Methods for Nonsymmetric Discrete Ill-Posed Problems
J. Shen -- Models for Non-Texture Inpaintings
T. Strohmer -- Applied Harmonic Analysis and Wireless Mobile Communications
C. Tong -- Advances in Fractal Image Compression
C. Vogel -- Statistically Based Regularization Parameter
Selection Schemes for Image Deblurring
A. Zisserman -- Super Resolution from Image Sequences

Department of Mathematics and
Institute of Mathematical Research,
The University of Hong Kong

Registration and Information:

No registration fee. For registration,
send e-mail (mng@maths.hku.hk) to Michael Ng,
Department of Mathematics, The University of Hong Kong,
For further information, visit WWW site at
http://hkumath.hku.hk/~wmip2000/

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From: Marzena Marcinek <eccm@twins.pk.edu.pl>
Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2000 10:06:13 +0100
Subject: European Conference on Computational Mechanics

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the European Conference on
Computational Mechanics I have a pleasure to invite you to take part in
our conference. The conference will be held in Cracow, Poland on 26 - 29
June 2001. The place of venue is Cracow University of Technology.

The Conference will bring together researchers and practicing engineers,
professors and students from all European countries as well as guests
from overseas.

The scientific part of ECCM-2001 will be focused on Mini Symposia
devoted to different topics associated with computational methods in
mechanics of solids, structures and coupled problems, and with their
applications for engineering.

http://www.pk.edu.pl/eccm.

This invitation is also the last call for papers, however the deadline
for submitting proposals is 15 Nov. 2000.

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

With kind regards,

Marzena Marcinek
ECCM-2001 Secretary
e-mail: eccm@pk.edu.pl

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From: K. Mirnia <mirnia-kam@ark.tabrizu.ac.ir>
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2000 09:58:46 +0330
Subject: Iranian Mathematical Conference

The 32nd Iranian Mathematical Conference is going to be held on the
26-29 August 2001 at Mazandaran university which at the sea side of
Caspian sea and it is nearly the best time of the year. Thus I believe
this would be the good opportunity to travel to Iran. Moreover, the
deadline for sending the paper is the end of May 2001. The
paper should be prepared in LATEX.
Finally the email of organization committee is:IMC32@umcc.ac.ir.
Wish to meet you in Iran.
With best regards.
The member of Organization Committee
K. Mirnia

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From: Thiab Taha <thiab@cs.uga.edu>
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2000 14:45:09 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Conference on Nonlinear Evolution Equations and Wave Phenomena

The Second IMACS International Conference on
"NONLINEAR EVOLUTION EQUATIONS AND WAVE PHENOMENA:
COMPUTATION AND THEORY"
April 9-12, 2001

The International Association for Mathematics and Computers in
simulation(IMACS).

to be held at
The University of Georgia
Center for Continuing Education
Athens, Georgia
USA

PURPOSE

The conference will focus on mostly computational, but also theoretical
aspects of nonlinear wave phenomena. It will be interdisciplinary in nature,
bringing together topics in computational mathematics, applied mathematics
and applications in physics.

GENERAL CHAIRS:

R. Vichnevetsky(USA),( President of IMACS)
J. Bona(USA)
T. Taha(USA), (Program Chair and Conference Coordinator)

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
(Tentative List)

Gino Biondini, USA
Jerry Bona, USA
Jared Bronski, USA
S. Roy Choudhury, USA
Prabir Daripa, USA
Vassili Dougalis, Greece
Greg Forest, USA
Unal Goktas, USA
Alex Kasman, USA
David Kaup, USA
Yuji Kodama, USA
Brenton leMesurier, USA
Xiaowu Lu, USA
Andy Ludu, USA
Rudolf Schmid, USA
Connie Schober, USA
Thiab Taha, USA
Fei-Ran Tian, USA
Alexander Tovbis, USA
Robert Vichnevetsky, USA
Otis Wright, United Arab Emirates

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Mark Ablowitz(USA)
William Kath(USA)
Jean-Claude Saut(France)

ORGANIZED SESSIONS(so far):

1. Athanasios Bratsos:"Computational Methods for Nonlinear Wave Equations"
2. Jared Bronski and Peter Miller: "On applications of non-selfadjoint
eigenvalue problems".
3. Roy Choudhry and David Kaup: " Variational Methods in Nonlinear Wave
Propagation and Instability Analysis"
4. Toby Driscoll: "Spectral and high-order numerical methods for nonlinear
PDE simulation."
5. Xiaowu Lu : " symplectic integrator method and its applications"
6. Andy Ludu: "Nonlinear Schrodinger and Gross-Pitaevskii equations and
Bose-Einstein condensates."
7. Otis Wright: "Integrable Equations with Applications."

Note: *4 is tentative.

* Proposals for organized sessions: Dec. 10th, 2000
* Submission of contributed papers(one page abstract): Dec. 10th, 2000
* Notification of acceptance: January 10th.,2000
* One page Abstract in camera-ready form: February 15, 2001.

Updated information is posted on the webpage:

http://www.cs.uga.edu/~thiab/waves2001.html"

CONTACT INFORMATION

Send all correspondence (except registration and lodging) to:

Professor Thiab R. Taha
Computer Science Department
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-7404 USA
Email: thiab@cs.uga.edu
Tel: 706 542 3477
Fax: 706 542 2966

For further information regarding the Georgia Center contact:

Joseph Allen
Room 289, Georgia Center for Continuing Education
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-3603
U.S.A.
Phone: (706)542-6638
Fax: 706- 542-6465
E-mail: allenj@gactr.uga.edu

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From: Lilliam Alvarez <lilliam@cidet.icmf.inf.cu>
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 08:31:49 -0500
Subject: Conference in Cuba on Industrial and Applied Mathematics

6th. Symposium on Mathematics and
4th. Conference Italo-Latinoamerican of Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Cuba, March 19-23, 2001=20
Convention Center, Havana, Cuba.
The symposium will be held in the context of the International Conference CIMAF 2001.

Dear Collegues:
The Institute of Cybernetics, Mathematics and Physics, (ICIMAF), is pleased to
announce the VI Symposium on Mathematics, that in this edition is dedicated to the
IV Italo-Latinomerican Conference on Applied and Industrial Mathematics.
The Conference will provide an encounter with this important world of Mathematics.
In general, the Conference is aimed at fostering a fruitful exchange of ideas and
knowledge on current problems of crucial importance for the development.
The focus will be both on the promotion of scientific discussion, research work and
applications of great interest and the strengthening of cooperation ties among the
participants. There will be plenary lectures, tutorials, talks and posters on the
following mathematical topics:

Discrete and Continuous Optimization
Partial Differentials Equations
Dynamical Systems
Numerical Techniques for non-linear ODEs and PDEs
Inverse Problems
Control Theory
Geometry Design
Cryptography and Coding Theory
Commutative Algebra: Applications
Pattern Recognition
Manufacturing Systems
Image and Speech Digital Processing
Social phenomena as Complex Systems: Current trends.
Applications in: Biology, Biotechnology and Pharmacological, Industries, Physics,
Fluid Mechanics, Climate Changes, Ecology, Medicine, etc.

Call for Papers

The official languages of the Conference are Spanish, English, Portuguese and French.
Participants intending to present a paper are requested to send 10 pages full paper
(single space "letter" size) in any of the official languages.

Authors who prefer to submit their papers by post are requested to send them
(accompanied by or limited to an electronic version) to the following mail address:

CIMAF=B42001
Calle 15 # 551 entre C y D, Vedado
C.P. 10400, La Habana, Cuba

Dra. Lilliam M. =C1lvarez D=EDaz lilliam@cidet.icmf.inf.cu=20
Organizing Committee cimaf01@cidet.icmf.inf.cu=20

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From: Tang Tao <ttang@aaron.math.hkbu.edu.hk>
Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2000 17:11:50 +0800 (HKT)
Subject: Conference in Beijing on Scientific and Engineering Computing

The International Conference on Scientific & Engineering Computing
(SCE 2001 BEIJING)

The conference will be held from March 19 to 23, 2000 in Peking
University, Beijing China. This conference will be supported by Ministry
of Education of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China, The
Special Funds for Major State Basic Research Projects "Large Scale
Scientific Computation Research" and Peking University. A number of
distinguished computational scientisits have agreed to give invited
presentations in this conference. The Chairman of the Scientific Committee
is Professor Zhong-Ci Shi of the Chinese Academy of Science and the
Chairman of the Organizing Committee is Professor Pingwen Zhang of Peking
University.

http://www.math.pku.edu.cn/sec2001/

Tao Tang
Hong Kong Baptist University

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From: Zhilin Li <zhilin@unity.ncsu.edu>
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 21:37:45 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Department Head Position at NC State University

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics, in the College of Physical and Mathematical
Sciences at North Carolina State University (NCSU), invites applications
and nominations for the position of Professor and Head of the Department.
The Department has 66 full time faculty, over 100 graduate students, over
200 undergraduate majors, and a number of visiting faculty and
postdoctoral research assistants. With annual research expenditures in
excess of \$2 million, the Department has strong research programs in both
pure and applied mathematics and an exceptional record of
interdisciplinary collaborations with other departments, government,
industry, and other academic institutions such as Duke, the University of
North Carolina, and other universities in the greater Triangle area.
State-of-the-art computing and communication facilities support strong
takes very seriously. Members of the Department provide leadership for the
Center for Research in Scientific Computation, an interdisciplinary Center
that provides a focal point for research in applied mathematics and
computational science and facilitates collaborations with outside
departments and institutions. The Department and the Center jointly
students, postdoctoral research associates, faculty, and industrial
scientists.

The new Head will have an exceptional opportunity to take a leadership
role in new directions for the Department. He or she will be expected to
establish high standards for the teaching and research programs of the
Department, to have a balanced appreciation for teaching, pure and applied
research, and outreach, and to maintain a vigorous program of scholarship
and professional activity. The salary and initial package for the
successful applicant will be competitive and commensurate with
qualifications.

NCSU offers unique opportunities for industrial-academic collaborations on
the new Centennial Campus, an over 1000-acre site housing both University
and industrial research facilities. The nearby Research Triangle Park is
home to numerous industrial research campuses, the National Institute of
Environmental Health Sciences, a major Environment Protection Agency
complex, the Microelectronics Center of North Carolina, and the NCSU
Biotechnology Center. The Triangle area is regularly acclaimed in national
publications as a great place to live.

Applicants should send a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, and by
arrangement at least three letters of reference to:

Dr. D. E. Aspnes, Chair
College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Box 8201
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8201

The Department and its many activities are described more fully on its Web
site http://www.math.ncsu.edu. Questions may be directed to
aspnes@unity.ncsu.edu. Review of applications will begin 01 Dec 2000 and
will continue until the position is filled. NCSU is an equal opportunity,
affirmative action employer and especially solicits applications from
women, underrepresented minorities and persons who are physically challenged.

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From: Misha Kilmer <mkilme01@tufts.edu>
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2000 15:02:57 -0500
Subject: Faculty Position at Tufts University

TUFTS UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
Medford, MA 02155
http://www.tufts.edu/as/math

Applications are invited for an Assistant Professorship to begin
September 1, 2001. Initial one year contract, renewable to a maximum
of three years. Ph.D., promise of strong research and evidence of
strong teaching ability required. Research area preferred: Numerical
linear algebra. The teaching load will be two courses per semester.
Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and have three letters of
recommendation sent to Misha Kilmer, Search Committee Chair. Review
of applications will begin January 25, 2001 and continue until the
position is filled.

Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members
of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Misha Kilmer, Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics ph: 617-627-2005
Bromfield-Pearson Bldg. fax: 617-627-3966
Tufts University email: mkilme01@tufts.edu
Medford, MA 02155 http://www.tufts.edu/~mkilme01

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From: Jerry Taylor <taylor@math.colostate.edu>
Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2000 08:55:02 -0700
Subject: Faculty Positions at Colorado State University

The Department of Mathematics at Colorado State University invites
applications for a regular tenure-track faculty position and a
postdoctoral position beginning Fall of 2001. The individuals appointed
must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment and be capable of
fulfilling the highest expectations in research and in teaching. The
appointment level for the regular faculty position is open, but
preference will be given to candidates at the Assistant Professor level.
Our primary need this season is in Combinatorics (with special interest
in coding theory, cryptography, digital signal processing, or discrete
optimization). Exceptional candidates in other areas may also be
considered.

The Department currently has areas of strength in algebra, algebraic
geometry/topology, analysis and applied analysis, combinatorics,
dynamical systems, mathematics education, numerical analysis,
optimization, partial differential equations, pattern analysis, and
students, with 32 tenured or tenure-track faculty members. Colorado
State University has an enrollment of 23,000 students and is located in
Fort Collins, Colorado, an attractive community of over 100,000 located
at the base of the Rocky Mountains 65 miles north of Denver. More
information may be obtained via the Department's Web page at
http://www.math.colostate.edu.

Applicants should submit a complete curriculum vita, summary of future
research plans, evidence of effective teaching, and at least three
letters of recommendation. All materials should be sent to:

Faculty Hiring Committee,
Department of Mathematics,
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1874.

consideration, but screening will continue until the positions are
filled. A job description can be found at
http://www.math.colostate.edu/jobs.html.
Colorado State University is an EEO/AA employer (Equal Opportunity
Office, 101 Student Services).

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From: Brent Lindquist <lindquis@berea.ams.sunysb.edu>
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 10:05:58 -0500
Subject: Postdoctoral Positions at SUNY, Stony Brook

State University of New York at Stony Brook
Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics

The department invites applications for one or more postdoctoral positions
with starting dates on, or before, September 1, 2001. The department is
seeking candidates with research activity in computational applied
mathematics in one of more areas of: fluid dynamics, parallel computing,
hyperbolic conservation laws, flow in elastic and plastic media, or flow in
porous media. Requirements include an earned doctorate in a relevant field,
and demonstrated potential for research excellence.

Additional information concerning the department and its research

http://www.ams.sunsyb.edu

Applicants should send a current curriculum vitae, description of research
interests, and three recommendation letters to: James Glimm, Chair; Department
of Applied Mathematics and Statistics; SUNY at Stony Brook; Stony Brook,
NY 11794-3600.

SUNY at Stony Brook is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer
and educator and encourages applications from women and minorities.

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From: Dorothee Bonnet <bonnet@CERCA.UMontreal.CA>
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 14:25:33 -0500
Subject: Contractual Position at CERCA, Montreal

CONTRACTUAL POSITION AT CERCA
CFD TRANSFER SPECIALIST

CERCA seeks applications for a one year contractual position in
computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The selected person will be involved in
the industrial transfer and the support to users of a suite of CFD programs
aimed at the simulation of arc-flow interaction in high-voltage
circuit-breakers.

The ideal applicant has a good experience in CFD software development,
including mesh generation and graphical user interfaces. A good experience
in using the UNIX system and the FORTRAN programming language is required.
A knowledge of GL and X11 graphic libraries is an asset.

Applications will be accepted until the position is fulfilled.

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From: Hans Schneider <hans@math.wisc.edu>
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 15:53:35 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Special Issue of Linear Algebra and Its Applications

Linear Algebra and Its Applications
Second call for papers for the Fourth Special Issue on
LINEAR SYSTEMS AND CONTROL
New deadline for submission: February 15, 2001

In the past, LAA has published three special issues devoted to
the field of Linear Systems and Control: 1983 (vol. 50), 1989
(vols. 122-124) and 1994 (vols. 203-204). More than six years
after the publication of the last special issue, it is time to
take stock of recent and current interactions between Linear
Algebra and Systems Theory.

The cross fertilization between these two fields has been very
fruitful in the past. While linear algebraic methods have been
instrumental for much of the development of linear systems
theory, many system theoretic concepts and constructions are now
part of the body of linear algebra. Today systems theory is a
place where methods from many different parts of mathematics are
combined. As a result linear systems theory has become a rich
source of linear algebraic problems. More recently, new
paradigms, new problems and areas of application have appeared
on the scene: the behavioural approach, coding theory, distance
problems and parameter uncertainty, the dynamic systems approach to=20
algorithms, computational complexity issues in systems theory and
discrete event systems.

These important subject areas have enriched linear systems theory
and will influence the future development of linear algebra, too.
We hope that the upcoming issue will further this process and we
encourage all authors working in these areas to submit their
contributions.

As in previous issues, this one will be open for all papers with
significant new results in Systems and Control Theory where
either linear algebraic methods play an important role or new
tools and problems of linear algebraic nature are presented.
Also survey papers are very welcome which illustrate specific
areas where the interaction of Systems Theory and Linear Algebra
has been particularly successful. Papers must meet the
publication standards of Linear Algebra and Its Applications and
will be refereed in the usual way.

Areas and topics of interest for this special issue include:

- Structure theory of linear systems and system families
- Stability theory
- Distance problems and analysis of uncertain systems
- Methods of robust control
- Approximation and interpolation problems arising in systems theory
- Geometric control theory and geometry of linear systems
- Linear behaviors
- Multidimensional systems and systems over rings
- Module theoretic techniques in system theory
- Coding theory with connections to systems theory
- Algorithms for linear systems
- Numerical issues in linear systems theory
- Computational complexity in linear algebra and systems theory
- Discrete event systems

The deadline for submission of papers is 15 February 2001, and
the special issue is expected to be published in 2002. Papers should be=20
sent to any of its special editors:=20

Vincent Blondel
Department of Mathematical Engineering, CESAME
Universit=E9 catholique de Louvain
Avenue Georges Lemaitre, 4
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
Belgium
E-mail: blondel@inma.ucl.ac.be

Diederich Hinrichsen
Institut fuer Dynamische Systeme,
Universitaet Bremen
Postfach 330 440
D 28334 Bremen
Germany
E-mail: dh@math.uni-bremen.de

Joachim Rosenthal
Department of Mathematics
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5683
U.S.A.
E-mail: rosen@nd.edu

Paul Van Dooren
Department of Mathematical Engineering, CESAME
Universit=E9 catholique de Louvain
Avenue Georges Lemaitre, 4
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
Belgium
E-mail: vdooren@anma.ucl.ac.be

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From: Maya Neytcheva <neytchev@sci.kun.nl>
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2000 17:32:18 +0100
Subject: Contents, Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications

CONTENTS
Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications
Volume 7, Issue 6, 2000
Special issue on Numerical Linear Algebra Methods for
Computational Fluid Flow problems

Multigrid techniques for finite elements on locally refined meshes
R.Becker and M. Braack (pp. 363-379)

Steady Bingham fluid flow in cylindrical pipes:
a time dependent approach to the iterative solution
J.-W. He and R. Glowinski (pp. 381-428)

Fast pressure calculation for 2D and 3D time dependent incompressible flows
J. van Kan, C. Vuik and P Wesseling (pp. 429-447)

A new nonoverlapping domain decomposition method for stabilized
finite element methods applied to the nonstationary Navier-Stokes equations
G. Lube, L. M\"uller and H. M\"uller (pp. 449-472)

CFD for incompressible flow: numerical efficiency versus gigaflops
S. Turek (pp. 473-482)

CONTENTS
Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications
Volume 7, Issue 7-8, 2000
Special issue: Preconditioning techniques for Large Sparse Matrix
Problems in Industrial Applications (SPARSE'99)

Part I: Algorithms

LQ-Schur projection on large sparse matrix equations
D. Boley and T. Goehring (pp. 491-503)

AILU: A preconditioner based on the analytic factorization of the elliptic operator
M.J. Gander and F. Nataf (pp. 505-526)

Preconditioning by incomplete block elimination
L. Grosz (pp. 527-541)

An incomplete LU-factorization algorithm based on block bordering
L. Yu Kolotilina, A.A. Nikishin, and A. Yu. Yeremin (pp. 543-567)

The DEFLATED-GMRES(m,k) method with switching the restart frequency dynamically
K. Moriya and T. Nodera (pp. 569-584)

Block-diagonal and indefinite symmetric preconditioners for
mixed finite element formulations
I. Perugia and V. Simoncini (pp. 585-616)

Repairing near-singularity for dense EMC problems by adaptive basis techniques
M. Verbeek (pp. 617-634)

Part II: Algorithms and Applications

Parallel block ILUT/ILDLT preconditioning for sparse eigenproblems
and sparse linear systems
A. Basermann (pp. 635-648)

A parallel linear system solver for circuit simulation problems
W. Bomhof and H. van der Vorst (pp. 649-665)

Sparse pattern selection strategies for robust Frobenius
norm minimization preconditioners in electromagnetism
B. Carpentieri, I.S. Duff, and L. Giraud (pp. 667-685)

A scalable dual-primal domain decomposition method
Ch. Farhat, M. Lesoinne, and K. Pierson (pp. 687-714)

Efficient preconditioning scheme for block partitioned matrices with
structured sparsity
B. Poirier (pp. 715-726)

Interface preserving coarsening Multigrid for elliptic problems with
highly discontinuous coefficients
W. L. Wan (pp. 727-741)

Preconditioning strategies for linear systems arising in tire design
M. Sosonkina, J.T. Melson, Y. Saad and L.T. Watson (pp. 743-757)

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