## NA Digest Sunday, February 24, 2002 Volume 02 : Issue 08

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From: Jianhan Chen <jianhanc@uci.edu>
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2002 22:19:57 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Method to Optimize Eigenvectors

Dear All,

I am a graduate student working on a method called filter diagonalization
method. In this method, we need to solve a generalized eigenvalue problem.
Both the eigenvalues and eigenvectors are important. However, it seems
that the eigenvectors computed are less accurate the eigenvalues. This is
reasonable as most eigenvalue solvers do not optimize the eigenvectors (I
have tried CG and QZ among others in the LAPACK library). My question is
that: is there any method which can provide "optimized eigenvectors"? or
is there any way to improve the eigenvector after the eigenvalues are
obtained? thank you very much.

Sincerely,

Jianhan Chen
Chemistry Department
University of California - Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697
jianhanc@uci.edu
http://www.physics.uci.edu/~jianhanc

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From: SIAM <muccie@siam.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 09:36:39 -0500
Subject: New SIAM Journal on Multiscale Modeling and Simulation

Now Accepting Submissions!
Multiscale Modeling and Simulation
A SIAM Interdisciplinary Journal

Thomas Y. Hou, California Institute of Technology, Editor-in-Chief

http://www.siam.org/journals/mms/mms.htm

Announcing the first journal to provide a comprehensive forum for
multiscale research.

Centered around multiscale phenomena, Multiscale Modeling and
Simulation (MMS) is an interdisciplinary journal focusing on the
fundamental modeling and computational principles underlying various
multiscale methods. Featuring a distinguished, international editorial
board, MMS publishes new ideas and methodologies that can be used in
various application fields. Particularly emphasized is the interplay
between analysis and modeling, modeling and simulation, and
mathematics and various applications.

By its nature, multiscale modeling is highly interdisciplinary, with
developments occurring independently across fields. A broad range of
scientific and engineering problems involve multiple scales.
Traditional monoscale approaches have proven to be inadequate, even
with the largest supercomputers, because of the range of scales and
the prohibitively large number of variables involved. Thus, there is a
growing need to develop systematic modeling and simulation approaches
for multiscale problems. MMS will provide a single broad,
authoritative source for results in this area.

MMS bridges the growing gap in communication between mathematics,
chemistry, physics, engineering, computer science, environmental
science, and more.

As part of the family of high-quality, distinguished SIAM journals,
MMS will benefit from global distribution, accelerated electronic
publication, and low subscription prices.

Submit now to the only journal to welcome papers from all disciplines
that use multiscale methods.

MMS accepts submissions via anonymous ftp. Complete electronic
submission instructions, instructions for authors, and a detailed
editorial policy are available at
http://www.siam.org/journals/mms/mms.htm. Please review the
instructions before submitting your paper.

Contact mms@siam.org with questions or for more information.

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From: Chuck Romine <romine@er.doe.gov>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 13:19:36 -0500
Subject: DOE's Early Career Principal Investigator Program

The Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) of the Office of
Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), hereby announces its interest
in receiving applications for grants in support of its Early Career
Principal Investigator Program. The purpose of this program is to support
research in applied mathematics, computer science and networks performed by
exceptionally talented scientists and engineers early in their careers. The
full text of Program Notice 02-16 is available via the Internet using the
following web site address:
http://www.science.doe.gov/production/grants/grants.html

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Eligibility for awards under this notice is restricted to
tenure-track regular academic faculty investigators, who are no more than
five years beyond completing either a Ph.D., or equivalent, or a
postdoctoral position, and are conducting research in applied mathematics,
computer science, or high-performance networks. Applications should be
submitted through a U.S. academic institution. Applicants should request
support under this notice for normal research project costs as required to
conduct their proposed research activities. However, no salary support will
be provided for other faculty members or senior personnel.

DATES: To permit timely consideration for award in Fiscal Year 2002,
completed applications in response to this notice should be received by
April 17, 2002, to be accepted for merit review and funding in Fiscal Year
2002.

ADDRESS: Completed applications referencing Program Notice 02-16, should be
forwarded to: U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Grants and
Contracts Division, SC-64, 19901 Germantown Road, Germantown, MD 20874-1290,
ATTN: Program Notice 02-16. This address must be used when submitting
applications by U.S. Postal Service Express Mail or any commercial mail
delivery service, or when hand-carried by the applicant. An original and
seven copies of the application must be submitted.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Walter M. Polansky, Office of Advanced
Scientific Computing Research, SC-31, Office of Science, U.S. Department of
Energy, 19901 Germantown Road, Germantown, MD 20874-1290, telephone: (301)
903-5800, e-mail: walt.polansky@science.doe.gov

Charles H. Romine, SC-31 Phone: (301) 903-5152
MICS Division FAX: (301) 903-7774
US Department of Energy email: romine@er.doe.gov
Germantown, MD 20874-1290

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From: Mauricio Resende <mgcr@research.att.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 16:42:36 -0500
Subject: New Book, Handbook of Applied Optimization

We are please to announce a new book, titled

HANDBOOK OF APPLIED OPTIMIZATION

Edited by Panos M. Pardalos and Mauricio G. C. Resende.

Published in March 2002 by Oxford University Press, New York.

Check the link: http://www.research.att.com/~mgcr/hao.html for

Optimization is a basic tool in applied research, engineering, business,
and the sciences. In the last decade, algorithmic advances as well as
hardware and software improvements have provided an excellent framework
on which to build optimization-based decision support systems, as well
as multidiscipline design tools. Despite the dynamic state of applied
optimization, we feel that the time is ripe to bring together in one
volume the major algorithmic and software advances in this field. Leading
experts in applied optimization have contributed to this volume.

The Handbook of Applied Optimization is aimed at engineers, scientists,
operations researchers, and other applications specialists who are looking
for the most appropriate and recent optimization tools to solve particular
problems. The handbook provides a broad spectrum of advances in applied
optimization with a focus on the algorithmic and computational aspects
of this field.

The handbook consists of three main parts: algorithms, applications,
and software. In the algorithms section of the handbook, the important
algorithms in the major fields of optimization are described. The
purpose of the section on applications is to provide the practitioner
with a description of the relevant optimization issues in a number
of specific application areas. We include overview articles discussing
broad problem types, such as scheduling, vehicle routing, network design,
bin packing, inventory management, travelling salesman, satisfiability,
location, and assignment problems, as well as some examples of applied
optimization in specific areas. These applications cover a broad spectrum
of fields, such as transportation, agriculture, manufacturing, aerospace,
telecommunications, energy, biology, finance, and the environment. In
the software section of the handbook, the tools of applied optimization
are described, with an emphasis on practical details: how to implement
and test optimization algorithms, use existing optimization packages and
the Internet, and use modelling languages to build optimization systems.

Check the link: http://www.research.att.com/~mgcr/hao.html for

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From: David Dureisseix <David.Dureisseix@lmt.ens-cachan.fr>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 11:10:16 +0100
Subject: Workshop in Cachan on Multiscale Computational Mechanics

WORKSHOP
Multiscale Computational Mechanics for Material and Structures

18-19-20 September 2002, Cachan, France
http://www.lmt.ens-cachan.fr/mcm2002

MAIN TOPICS

- Multiscale methods: theory and computation
- Experimental tests and Identification for multiscale modelling
- Multiscale modelling of damage and fracture
- Verification and validation of multiscale models
- Engineering applications
- Hierarchical multiscale models
- Adaptive parallel computational strategies for multiscale problems
- Multiscale multiphysics problems
- Coupled continuum - atomistic models.

CO-CHAIRMEN

Laboratoire de M=E9canique et Technologie
ENS de Cachan/CNRS/Paris 6 University
61 avenue du Pr=E9sident Wilson
94235 CACHAN CEDEX France
Phone : (33) 1 47 40 22 41/22 53
Fax : (33) 1 47 40 27 85

J. FISH
Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,
Aerospace Engineering Center
Rensselaer Polytechnique Institute
NY 12180 TROY - USA
Phone : 1 518 276 6191
Fax : 1 518 276 4833
E-mail : fishj@rpi.edu

O. ALLIX (F)
J.-L. CHABOCHE (F)
T. BELYTSCHKO (USA)
E. VAN DER GIESSEN (NL)
J. FISH (USA)
S. KUZNETSOV (R)
T. ODEN (USA)
E. ONATE (S)
M. ORTIZ (USA)
R. OWEN (UK)
E. SANCHEZ-PALENCIA (F)
B. SCHREFFLER (I)
E. STEIN (G)

LOCAL ORGANIZING AND SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

O. ALLIX (F)
X. AUBARD (SNECMA)
D. DUREISSEIX (F)
C. FARHAT (USA)
J. FISH (USA)
G. NAGAI (J)
P. ROUCH (F)
T. STROUBOULIS (USA)
Q. YU (USA)

CONFERENCE WEB AND EMAIL ADDRESSES

(with subject: Workshop MCM3)

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From: Michail Todorov <mtod@vmei.acad.bg>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 15:50:14 +0200
Subject: Workshop in Bulgaria on Gravity, Astrophysics, and Strings

First Advanced Research Workshop
"GRAVITY, ASTROPHYSICS, AND STRINGS AT THE BLACK SEA"
June 10-16, 2002
Varna, BULGARIA
Organized by Joint Group on Gravity and Astrophysics

Preliminary list of
INVITED SPEAKERS

D.Ahluwalia (Zacatecas, Mexico)
J.R.Ellis (CERN, Swiss) - to be confirmed
V.Ferrari (University of Rome, La Sapienza, Italy)
A.T.Filippov (JINR-Dubna, Russia)
P.Fiziev ( University of Sofia, Bulgaria)
E.Horozov ( University of Sofia, Bulgaria)
K.Kokkotas (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
M.Mateev (University of Sofia, Bulgaria)
J.Pullin (Louisiana State University, USA)
D.Sasselov (Harvard, USA)
E.Seidel (Illinois, USA & AEI-MPI, Golm, Germany)
L.Smolin (Penn State, USA, and Imperial College, UK) - to be confirmed
I.Todorov (Bulgarian Academy of Science, Bulgaria)
V.Tzvetkov (University of Tver, Russia)

LOCATION AND TIME

The Workshop will be held from 10th to 16th of June 2002 at the
"Golden Sands" resort near the town of Varna.

For more detailed infomation please visit the web-site of the Workshop
http://webgate.bg/jgga/conf02/index.htm=20
or contact on the address

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From: Victor Ganzha <ganzha@informatik.tu-muenchen.de>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 15:06:55 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Workshop in Crimea on Computer Algebra

The 5th International Workshop
on Computer Algebra
in Scientific Computing
CASC-2002
August 22 - 26, 2002
Big Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine

First Announcement and Call for Papers

Topics for CASC combine many important questions and methods of
scientific computing and the applications of computer algebra, like

computer algebra and approximate computations
numerical simulation using computer algebra systems
parallel symbolic-numeric computation
problem-solving environments
symbolic-numeric interface
Internet accessible symbolic and numeric computation
construction of approximate solutions of ordinary differential
equations and dynamical systems
symbolic-numeric methods for differential-algebraic equations
computer algebra analysis of partial differential equations
computer algebra based simulations
algebraic methods for nonlinear polynomial equations and inequalities
algorithmic and complexity considerations in computer algebra
computer algebra applications in industry
applications in natural sciences

WWW: http://wwwmayr.in.tum.de/CASC2002

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From: Bilal Chanane <chanane@kfupm.edu.sa>
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 11:35:35 +0300
Subject: Workshop in Saudi Arabia on Industrial Mathematics

Workshop on Industrial Mathematics
October 27-29, 2002
Dhahran, 31261, Saudi Arabia

Host Institution: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Homepage: http://users.kfupm.edu.sa/imath
Email: imath@kfupm.edu.sa

Organizer: Department of Mathematical Sciences
Deadline for Paper submission: April 01, 2002

Description:
The aim of Industrial Mathematics is to focus Applicable Mathematics on the
solution of real life problems of industry. Successful activities in Industrial
Mathematics have been reported from the aerospace, automotive, petrochemical
chemical, metallurgical, pharmaceutical, financial, agricultural and health
industries. The workshop will include keynote addresses, contributed papers
and will provide a forum for cooperation between Universities and the various
industrial organizations in the Gulf countries.

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
- Mathematical Modeling of Real World Problems
- Variational Methods
- Mathematics of Finance
- Stochastic Calculus
- Image Processing
- wavelets, fractals, etc
- Computational Mathematics
- Finite Element Analysis, etc
- Differential Equations & Control Theory
- Optimization
- Boundary Value Problems
- Applications

Invited Speakers:
Professor Noel Barton (Australia)
Professor Martin Brokate (Germany)
Professor Russel Cheng (UK)
Professor Graeme Fairwether ( USA)

Chairman, Organizing Committee
Workshop on Industrial Mathematics
Department of Mathematical Sciences
KFUPM, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia

Fax: 966-3-860-2340

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From: Wenbo Xu <wbxu@dcabes2002.net>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 11:11:28 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Symposium in China on Distributed Computing

Dear Colleagues,

Re: 2002 International Symposium on Distributed Computing and
Applications to Business, Engineering and Science,
Southern Yangtze University, Wuxi,China
December 16th - 20th, 2002.

Following the success of the DCABES2001 I would like to annouce the
organisation and call for papers for DCABES2002. Please distribute this
announcement to your colleagues who might be interested. This will be a
major international event in the year 2002 in China.

More details may be found from the website:
http://www.dcabes2002.net

Yours truely,
XU, Wenbo
Prof. of Computer Science & Engineering
School of Information Technology
Qingshanwan Campus
Southern Yangtze University
Huihe Road 170, Wuxi 214036
Wuxi, Jiangsu, China

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From: Hoang Duc Minh <hdminh@iwr.uni-heidelberg.de>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 09:28:04 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Conference in Vietnam on Scientific Computing

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HIGH PERFORMANCE SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING
Modelling, Simulation and Optimization of Complex Processes

March 10-14, 2003
Hanoi, Vietnam

CALL FOR PAPERS AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

TOPICS
- mathematical modelling
- numerical simulation
- methods for optimization and control
- parallel computing: architectures, algorithms, tools, environment
- symbolic computing
- software development
- applications of scientific computing in
physics, mechanics, chemistry, and biology
environmental and hydrology problems
transport, logistics and site location
communication networks, production scheduling
industrial and commercial problems

The conference is organized jointly by
Hanoi Institute of Mathematics, Vietnam NCST
SFB 359 "Reactive Flows, Transport and Diffusion", Heidelberg
Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing Heidelberg (IWR)

STEERING COMMITTEE
Hans Georg Bock (Chair, Heidelberg)
Hoang Xuan Phu (Hanoi)
Nguyen Thanh Son (Ho Chi Minh City)

INVITED SPEAKERS
- Uri Ascher (Vancouver):
- Roland Bulirsch (Munich):
- Zhiming Chen (Beijing):
- Felix L. Chernousko (Moscow):
- Peter Deuflhard (Berlin):
- Andreas Griewank (Dresden):
- Ulrich Langer (Linz):
- Nguyen Van Lien (Hanoi):
- Masayasu Mimura (Hiroshima):
- Bijan Mohammadi (Montpellier):
- Michael Robert Osborne (Canberra):
- Mauricio G.C. Resende (Florham Park):

MINISYMPOSIA
- Computational Mixed Integer Programming
- Fluid-Structure Interaction
- High Performance Computing in Fluid Dynamics and Engineering
- Modelling and Simulation in Biosciences
- Modelling and Simulation of Environmental Problems
- Numerical Schemes for Magneto-Hydrodynamics
- Optimization and PDEs
- Parameter Estimation and Optimum Experimental Design in Differential
Equations
- Performance Analysis on Workstation Clusters
- Scientific Computing in Mechanical Engineering
- Stochastic Programming

LOCATION
The conference will take place at the
Institute of Mathematics
National Centre for Natural Sciences and Technology (NCST)
Hoang Quoc Viet Street, Cau Giay District, Hanoi, Vietnam

Dr. Phan Thanh An
Institute of Mathematics
P.O.Box 631 - Bo Ho
Hanoi
Vietnam

Phone: +84-4-7563474 (ext.: 212)
Fax: +84-4-7564303
E-mail: scicom@thevinh.ncst.ac.vn

CONFERENCE WEB SITES
http://www.iwr.uni-heidelberg.de/HPSCHanoi2003/
http://www.hcmut.edu.vn/hpsc/HPSCHanoi2003/

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From: Pervasive 2002 <pvc02@inf.ethz.ch>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 17:37:39 +0100
Subject: Conference in Zurich on Pervasive Computing

International Conference on Pervasive Computing
PERVASIVE 2002
August 26-28, 2002
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Organized by IBM Research and ETH Zurich
www.pervasive2002.org

The objective of this conference will be to present, discuss, and
explore latest technical developments in the emerging field of pervasive
computing as well as potential future directions and issues. Leaving
aside low-level hardware and transmission technology topics as well as
peripheral socio-economic aspects, the conference will focus on technical
infrastructure and application issues. It will include presentations,
panel discussions, short paper sessions, and demos on subjects like:

- System architectures and platforms for pervasive computing
- Middleware and pervasive computing infrastructures
- Mobile, wireless, and wearable technologies
- Innovative small computing and intelligent devices
- Emerging applications and mobile business issues
- Scenarios for information appliances
- Service discovery protocols
- Content distribution and delivery
- User interfaces for invisible and embedded computing
- Context awareness
- Security and privacy issues

GENERAL CHAIR: Mahmoud Naghshineh, IBM Research
PROGRAM CHAIR: Friedemann Mattern, ETH Zurich
PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
Emile Aarts, Philips Research Arndt Bode, TU Munich
Gaetano Borriello, Univ. of Wash./Intel Dave DeRoure, Univ. of Southampton
Oliver Haase, Bell Labs Research Stefan Hild, IBM Research
Dirk Husemann, IBM Research Pertti Huuskonen, Nokia
Alan Jones, AT&T Laboratories Cambridge Kazuhiko Kato, Univ. of Tsukuba
Tim Kindberg, HP Laboratories Kazushi Kuse, IBM Research
Gerald Maguire, KTH Stockholm Joachim Posegga, SAP Research
Apratim Purakayastha, IBM Research Jun Rekimoto, Sony
Kurt Rothermel, University of Stuttgart Larry Rudolph, MIT
Bernt Schiele, ETH Zurich Bill Schilit, Xerox PARC
Roy Want, Intel Research

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From: ICCS Conference Secretary <iccsmd@science.uva.nl>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 10:50:50 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Conference in Amsterdam on Computational Science

Dear Computational Scientist.

We are proud to invite you to participate in ICCS'02.

On the web pages you will find the clickable programme of the 2002
International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2002), to be held in
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from April 21, 2002 till April 24, 2002.

After thorough reviews, we succeeded in compiling a very interesting and
high quality programme with over 350 oral presentations in 26 conference
sessions and 20 workshops.

Check it out.

http://www.science.uva.nl/events/ICCS2002/

with mirrors:
http://www.ucalgary.ca/iccs/
http://www.cs.qub.ac.uk/iccs/

We look forward to meeting you.

Thank you very much.

Peter Sloot
Jack Dongarra
Kenneth Tan

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From: Calculemus <cm2002@ags.uni-sb.de>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 20:31:53 +0100
Subject: Conference in Marseille on Symbolic Computation Systems

CALCULEMUS 2002
10^th Symposium on the Integration of
Symbolic Computation Systems and Mechanized Reasoning

In conjunction with AISC 2002
Marseille, France -- July 1th-5th, 2002
http://www.ags.uni-sb.de/~calculemus2002

This is the tenth symposium in a series which started with three
meetings in year 1996, two meetings in 1997 and then turned to a
yearly event in 1998. It has become tradition to hold the meeting
jointly with an event in either symbolic computation or automated
deduction. This year's symposium is in conjunction with the AISC'2002
conference in Artificial Intelligence and Symbolic Computation.

The aim of the symposium is to bring together researchers interested
in both symbolic computation and mechanized reasoning. It has been
recognized that the integration of computing and deduction would
enhance the power of mathematical software systems. However it is not
yet clear which is the right way to achieve such an integration. The
symposium provides a forum for discussing and investigating the
various approaches possible including integration of reasoning into
computer algebra systems, integration of efficient computations in
theorem provers, and frameworks, languages, or protocols for
integrating both symbolic computation and mechanized reasoning. Other
topics of interest include the integration of constraint solving
techniques into both theorem provers and computer algebra systems,
environments for hybrid mathematical systems and systems for
explorative mathematics.

Topics
* Integration of Computer Algebra Systems and Automated Theorem Provers
* Symbolic Computation Aspects in Mechanized Reasoning
* Mechanized Reasoning Aspects of Symbolic Computation Systems
* Combination of Logical and Formal Methods with Computer Algebra
* Connections between formal and informal approaches to mathematics
* Mathematical Software Buses and Protocols
* Design Issues for Logic and Symbolic Computing Systems
* Architectures and environments for integration of software components
* Heterogenous reasoning/computing frameworks
* Constraint Solving Aspects in ATP/CAS
* Explorative Systems for doing Mathematics
* Case studies and applications

Papers on other topics with strong links to those described above will
also be considered. Authors that wish to present material relating
other AI techniques and symbolic computation should consider
submitting with AISC. Authors are also encouraged to submit different
material to both AISC and CALCULEMUS.

Organizers of AISC'2002 / CALCULEMUS'2002

Both AISC'2002 and CALCULEMUS'2002 are organized by the three
Universities of Marseille: L'universite de Provence (Aix-Marseille I),
L'universite de la Miditerrann

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From: Paul de Haas <haas@win.tue.nl>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 09:12:55 +0100
Subject: PhD Positions at Eindhoven University of Technology

Combustion associated noise in central heating equipment

Positions:
(1) PhD position in experimental Combustion/Fluid Dynamics at the
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Combustion Technology Group
(2) PhD position in numerical Combustion/Fluid Dynamics at the
Department of Mathematics and Computing Science, Scientific Computing Group

http://www.combustion.tue.nl
http://www.win.tue.nl/scg

Dr. K.R.A.M. Schreel
tel. +31-40-2472117
k.r.a.m.schreel@tue.nl

Dr. ir. J.H.M. ten Thije Boonkkamp
tel. +31-40-2474123
tenthije@win.tue.nl

Prof. dr. L.P.H. de Goey
tel. +31-40-2472938
l.p.h.d.goey@tue.nl</a><br>

C.M. van Dam, h.r. manager
tel. +31-40-2474163
c.m.v.dam@tue.nl

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From: Peter Bastian <Peter.Bastian@iwr.uni-heidelberg.de>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 09:25:36 +0100
Subject: Doctoral Position at University of Heidelberg

The Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing at the
University of Heidelberg (Germany) offers a doctoral position in

Simulation of Multiphase/Multicomponent Flows in
Porous Media

The position is part of a joint project with the Institute for
Environmental Physics through the Sonderforschungsbereich 359. Aim of
the project is the development of accurate discretization schemes for
multiphase/multicomponent flows, their implementation and comparison
with experimental results for the dissolution of trace gases in
water.

Applicants should have completed a Masters or Diploma degree in a
relevant field. Strong background in scientific computing (partial
differential equations) and programming (C/C++) is required.

The position is available for three years and is paid at a level of
3/4 BAT IIa (about EURO 1350 per month net income depending on age and
maritial status).

Applications and inquiries should be sent to

Peter Bastian
AG Paralleles Rechnen
Interdisziplinaeres Zentrum fuer Wissenschaftliches Rechnen
Im Neuenheimer Feld 368
69120 Heidelberg
Germany

email: Peter.Bastian@iwr.uni-heidelberg.de

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From: Toraldo Gerardo <toraldo@unina.it>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 15:59:51 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Call for Papers, Special Issue of Parallel Computing

CALL FOR PAPERS

Parallel Computing: Special Issue on
PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING IN NUMERICAL OPTIMIZATION

Guest editors
Vipin Kumar, Athanasios Migdalas, and Gerardo Toraldo

This special issue follows the September 2001 ``PARCO-2001 Conference''
held in Naples, Italy, and will include papers presented at the ``Mini
Symposium on Numerical Optimization'' held during that conference as well
as a selected number of contributed papers in the following non-exclusive
topics:
* parallel algorithms for scientific computing problems,
* evaluation of scalability of parallel algorithms,
* basic tools,
* data mining,
* applications.

Researchers interested in submitting a paper are invited to send the
LaTeX source and PostScript files of their paper to toraldo@unina.it by
March 25 for possible publication in the special issue.

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From: Beatrice Fournier <B.Fournier@elsevier.nl>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 13:54:48 -0000
Subject: Contents, Parallel Computing

Volume 28, Issue 2, February 2002
February special issue
Parallel matrix algorithms and applications
Guest-edited by Erricos John Kontoghiorghes, Ahmed Sameh and Denis Trystram.

Olivier Beaumont, Arnaud Legrand, Fabrice Rastello and Yves Robert
Dense linear algebra kernels on heterogeneous platforms: Redistribution issues
155-185

Olaf Schenk and Klaus G=E4rtner
Two-level dynamic scheduling in PARDISO: Improved scalability on
shared memory multiprocessing systems 187-197

Dany Mezher and Bernard Philippe
Parallel computation of pseudospectra of large sparse matrices 199-221

C. Bekas and E. Gallopoulos
Parallel computation of pseudospectra by fast descent 223-242

M. Becka, G. Oksa and M. Vajtersic
Dynamic ordering for a parallel block-Jacobi SVD algorithm 243-262

Martin H. Gutknecht and Stefan R=F6llin
The Chebyshev iteration revisited 263-283

Ahmed H. Sameh and Vivek Sarin
Parallel algorithms for indefinite linear systems 285-299

P. H=E9non, P. Ramet and J. Roman
PASTIX: a high-performance parallel direct solver for sparse
symmetric positive definite systems 301-321

Y. Liang, J. Weston and M. Szularz
Generalized least-squares polynomial preconditioners for symmetric
indefinite linear equations 323-341

Jo=EBl M. Malard
Parallel restricted maximum likelihood estimation for linear models
with a dense exogenous matrix 343-353

Wojciech Owczarz and Zahari Zlatev
Parallel matrix computations in air pollution modelling 355-368

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From: P. Matus <matus@im.bas-net.by>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 19:19:27 +0200
Subject: Contents, Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics

Dear colleagues,

I would like to inform you about the appearance of the fourth issue of
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS (Online) at our site
(http://www.cmam.net/issues/v1/n4/index.html) Vol. 1, No. 4, 2001.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: During 2002 year the journal CMAM will be available at our
For information to contributors and about subscription see:
http://www.cmam.net/subscript.html.

CMAM Volume 1 (2001), Number 4
Contents

1) Numerical approximation of the weakly damped nonlinear Schrodinger equation
R. Ciegis and V. Pakeniene
319-332

2) Exponentially convergent parallel discretization methods for the first
order evolution equations
I. Gavrilyuk and V. Makarov
333-355

3) Convergence of a finite difference scheme for the third boundary-value
problem
B. Jovanovich and B. Popovich
356-366

4) Interior penalty discontinuous approximations of elliptic problems
R. Lazarov, S. Tomov, and P. Vassilevski
367-382

5) Fast solution of periodic integral equations by GMRES
R. Plato and G. Vainikko
383-397

6) A high-order difference scheme for a nonlocal boundary-value problem for
the heat equation
Zh.-Zh. Sun
398-414

Best regards,
Managing editor
Prof. P.Matus
Institute of Mathematics
11, Surganov str.
220072 Minsk, Belarus
http://www.cmam.net/matus

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From: Ed Saff <esaff@math.Vanderbilt.Edu>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 08:37:20 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Contents: Constructive Approximation

"Asymptotic Behavior of Sobolev-Type Orthogonal Polynomials
on a Rectifiable Jordan Curve or Arc" by A. Branquinho,
A. Foulquie Moreno, and F. Marcellan, pp 161-182

"Generalized Hyperinterpolation on the Sphere and the
Newman-Shapiro Operators" by M. Reimer, pp 183-203

"Reconstruction of Band-Limited Functions from Local
Averages" by W. Sun and X. Zhou, pp 205-222

"Cubature Formulas of a Nonalgebraic Degree of Precision"
by R. Cools and J.C. Santos-Leon, pp 223-240

"Bounds on Projections onto Bivariate Polynomial Spline
Spaces with Stable Local Bases" by M. von Golitschek and
L.L. Schumaker, pp 241-254

"Asymptotic Distribution of Nodes for Near-Optimal
Polynomial Interpolation on Certain Curves in R square"
by M. Goetz, V.V. Maymeskul, and E.B. Saff, pp 255-283

"Weighted Maximum Over Minimum Modulus of Polynomials,
Applied to Ray Sequences of Pade Approximants" by
D.S. Lubinsky, pp 285-308

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