0102_January-2002

CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 02 Number 1
January 11, 2002

Editor: Sue Ann Campbell (sacampbell@uwaterloo.ca)

CONTENTS

1. Membership renewal reminder - Payment by MC or VISA now possible

2. CAIMS*SCMAI 2002 Election - Call for Nominations

3. Call for Nominations for the CAIMS*SCMAI Doctoral Dissertation Award

4. Call for Nominations for the CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize

5. CAIMS*SCMAI 2002 in Calgary - June 8-10

6. CAIMS*SCMAI President Receives Recognition from the Chinese Academy of
Sciences

7. Thematic Year on Numerical and Computational Challenges in Science and
Engineering at the Fields Institute

8. 5th Americas Conference on Differential Equations and Nonlinear Dynamics

9. The 7th International Conference on Difference Equations and Applications

10. NCTM Canadian Regional Conference

11. CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Information

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Just a gentle reminder to renew your CAIMS*SCMAI membership if you
haven't done so already.

A few things to note:

* It is now possible to pay your membership fee using Mastercard or Visa.
A revised membership form with space for your card number etc. is now
available on the web at
http://www.caims.ca/Society/subscribe.html
Just down-load it, fill it in and mail it to:

Dr. M. Foreman
Treasurer, CAIMS*SCMAI
Institute of Ocean Science
P.O. Box 6000
Sidney BC V8L 4B2

* Only members in good standing are eligible to vote in the upcoming election.

* Wondering what to do with the rest of your Professional Development
Allowance? Why not take out a lifetime membership in CAIMS*SCMAI?
Its only $600.

* Retired members: Lifetime membership is only $240!

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CAIMS*SCMAI 2002 Election - Call for Nominations

CAIMS*SCMAI will be holding an election, at the end of March, for two
member-at-large positions on the Board of Directors. The nominating committee
has prepared an excellent slate of candidates, but we also welcome nominations
from our membership. Nominations should reach the secretary, Sue Ann Campbell
(sacampbell@uwaterloo.ca), by JANUARY 31, 2002.

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Call for Nominations for the CAIMS*SCMAI Doctoral Dissertation Award

The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society/Societe
Canadienne de Mathematiques Appliquees et Industrielles solicits
nominations for the 2002 Doctoral Dissertation Award.

This award has been established to recognize and to publicize an outstanding
PhD thesis in Applied Mathematics defended at a Canadian University during the
calendar year prior to the year of the award.

The award consists of a certificate, a monetary prize, and a free one-year
membership in the Society. The winner will be invited to present a
communication based on the thesis at the Annual Meeting of the Society.
Assistance with expenses to attend the meeting will be provided.

Nominations should reach:

Dr. John Stockie
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, NB, Canada E3B 5A3
email: stockie@unb.ca
Phone: (506) 453-4768
Fax: (506) 453-4705

no later than JANUARY 31, 2002 and should include four (4) copies of
the thesis together with a covering letter from the thesis supervisor
indicating why the thesis is suitable as an entry in the Competition
(including a description of the problem, techniques and results, potential
impact, ...). The candidate must also submit a separate letter
identifying the possible applications of the work, as well as proof of the
official date of acceptance of the thesis.

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Call For Nominations for the CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize

The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society/Societe
Canadienne de Mathematiques Appliquees et Industrielles solicits
nominations for the CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize. The recipient of the award will
be selected based on her/his innovative research contributions in an emerging
area of applied or industrial mathematics. Eligible nominees should hold a
permanent position within Canada or be a CAIMS*SCMAI member of at least four
years standing. Nominations should reach:

Anthony Peirce
#121-1984 Mathematics Road
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2
peirce@math.ubc.ca

no later than JANUARY 31, 2002 and should include four copies of each of: a
title for the nomination designating research contributions in a specific area;
a summary of the contributions in the form of a five-line press release; a
detailed description (no longer than two pages) of the research contributions
of the nominee in the specified area; a CV including the list of publications;
and four reprints. A prize of $1,000 and a commemorative plaque will be
presented to the recipient at the CAIMS*SCMAI Annual Meeting.

The recipient will be invited to give a plenary lecture at the CAIMS*SCMAI
Annual Meeting in the year of the award. CAIMS*SCMAI will provide a travel
allowance of $500.

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CAIMS*SCMAI 2002 Annual Meeting
June 8-10, 2002
University of Calgary

Plenary Speakers:

Anne Bourlioux, Universite de Montreal
Nira Dyn, Tel Aviv
Robert Elliott, University of Calgary
Ann Gargett, Old Dominion University
Jerrold Marsden, Caltech
Hilary Ockendon, University of Oxford
Paul Sullivan, University of Western Ontario
Gordon Swaters, University of Alberta

Sessions:

Computational Finance (Ali Lari-Lavassani, Organizer)
Hamiltonian Systems (Larry Bates, Organizer)
Environmental Mathematics (Paul Sullivan and Philip Chatwin, Organizers)
Fluid Dynamics (Sam Shen and T. Bryant Moodie, Organizers)
Applied Mathematics Education (Indy Lagu, Organizer)
Mathematical Aspects of Graphics and Visualization (Len Bos, Organizer)
Modelling (Rex Westbrook, organizer)
Poster Session

Local Organizing Committee:

Profs. Paul Binding and Tony Ware
Department Mathematics and Statistics
University of Calgary
emails:binding@ucalgary.ca, aware@ucalgary.ca, CAIMS@math.ucalgary.ca

More details on registration, accommodation etc can be found at the conference
web site: http://www.math.ucalgary.ca/~CAIMS.

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CAIMS*SCMAI President Receives Recognition
from the Chinese Academy of Sciences

On August 12, 2001, Sam Shen, CAIMS*SCMAI President, was selected by the
Chinese Academy of Sciences as a "Well-known Overseas Chinese Scholar (2001)."
Altogether 9 professors were honored, among whom five are mathematicians
(J. Li at Stanford, S. Zhang at Columbia, G. Tian at MIT, F. Lin at Courant/NYU,and S. Shen at Alberta). Sam's selection for this honor is based on his
innovative work on the "sampling error estimate for climate observations."
The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Research just
published a new authoritative report "Climate Change 2001", whose theory on
uncertainty estimate of global warming is based on Sam's work. The report
cited four of Sam Shen's papers.

Sam is also among the 11 people invited by President Lu Yongqiang of the
Chinese Academy of Sciences being on the Advisory Committee for the
Innovation Projects of the academy. The eleven people visited China during
September 3-7, 2001 and were received by President Lu Yongqiang of the
Chinese Academy of Sciences and Vice Premier Li Lanqin. The panel's
activities were well covered by the major Chinese media, including China
Central TV, People's Daily, China Daily, Xinhua News Agency, SciTech Times,
and Guangmin Daily. Sam was also selected as an "Overseas Assessor of the
Chinese Academy of Sciences (2001-2005)." This is an honor given to the
excellent scientists (mainly overseas Chinese) to evaluate the research
programs of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Altogether 100 assessors will
be appointed by the academy. The appointment is for four years and a
research grant of 500,000 Chinese RMB (approximately CND$90,000) is awarded
to each Assessor.

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From: Ken Jackson <krj@cs.toronto.edu>
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001

Thematic Year on

Numerical and Computational Challenges
in Science and Engineering

at the Fields Institute
August 2001 to August 2002

We are planning several events at the Fields Institute over the next
several months that may interest readers of the CAIMS*SCMAI E-News.
These include:

* Numerical Lecture - "Total Positivity, the QR Algorithm, and Toda Flow"
Graham Gladwell, University of Waterloo
January 18, 2002, 10:30 am

* Numerical Lecture - "CS and Math Applications in Medical Imaging Research"
Ross Mitchell, University of Calgary
January 23, 2002, 3:00 pm

* Numerical Lecture - "The S Transform in Medical Imaging"
Hongmei Zhu, University of Calgary
February 1, 2002

* Short Course on Numerical and Computational Challenges in Environmental
Modelling
Zahari Zlatev, National Environmental Research Institute (Denmark)
February 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 2002, 2:00-4:30 p.m

* Short Course on PDE Methods of Path Dependent Options
Ken Vetzal and Peter Forsyth
February 25 - 26, 2002

* Workshop on Computational Challenges in Mathematical Finance
February 27 - March 1, 2002

* Coxeter Lecture Series
Randy LeVeque, University of Washington
March 4 - 15, 2002 (dates to be confirmed)

* Workshop on Numerical Challenges in Computer Animation,
May 13 - 16, 2002

* SIAM Conference on Optimization, May 19 - 22, 2002.
Program-related event.

* Validated Computing 2002, May 23 - 25, 2002.
Program-related event.

* Informal Working Group on Validated Methods for Optimization,
May 26 - June 1, 2002

* Symbolic Computational Algebra 2002, July 13 - 19, 2002.
(Held at University of Western Ontario)

* Short Course on Numerical Solution of Advection-Diffusion-Reaction
Equations, Jan Verwer, July 29 - August 2, 2002 (tentative)

* IMACS International Conference on Adaptive Methods for PDEs,
August 6 - 9, 2002 (tentative)

* The 2002 Workshop on the Solution of Partial Differential
Equations on the Sphere, August 12 - 15, 2002.

For more information about these and other events at the Fields Institute,
see our webpage
http://www.fields.utoronto.ca./programs/scientific/01-02/numerical/

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From: Michael Li <mli@math.ualberta.ca>
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001

The 5th Americas Conference in Differential Equations
and Nonlinear Dynamics
July 7 - 12, 2002
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

website: http://www.math.ualberta.ca/~mli/americas.htm
email: americas@math.ualberta.ca

Scientific Committees:

Jorge Cossio (Colombia)
Gilberto Flores (Mexico)
Bill Langford (Canada)
Hugo Leiva (Venezuela)
Raul Manasevich (Chile)
Konstantin Mischaikow (US)
Hildebrando Rodrigues (Brazil)
O. Rubio (Peru)

Plenary Speakers:

Jack Hale (USA)
Hildebrando Rodrigues (Brazil)
Mark Lewis (Canada)
Raul Manasevich (Chile)
Alfonso Castro (Colombia, USA)
Antonmaria Minzoni (Mexico)
Tomas Gedeon (USA)
Robert Gardner (USA)
Kening Lu (USA)
J. Mallet-Paret (USA)
Peter Polacik (USA)
Yingfei Yi (USA)
Hugo Leiva (Venezuela)
Organizing Committees:
Michael Li (Alberta) Co-Chair
Kening Lu (Brigham Young)
Konstantin Mischaikow (Georgia Tech.)
James Muldowney (Alberta) Co-Chair
Jianhong Wu (York)

For further information, please contact the local organizers:

Email: americas@math.ualberta.ca
mli@math.ualberta.ca
jim.muldowney@ualberta.ca

Phone: Michael Li: (780) 492-2032
James Muldowney: (780) 492-3957

Fax: (780) 492-6826 attn: Michael Li

Mail: Americas V
Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2G1 Canada

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From: Xingfu Zou <xzou@math.mun.ca>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 200

The 7th International Conference on
Difference Equations and Applications

( August 12-17, 2002, Hunan University, Changsha, P. R. China )

* A Satellite Conference of ICW 2002</a> (Beijing, August 20-28, 2002)
* Sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and
Hunan University
* Under the auspices of the International Society of Difference
Equations (ISDE)

Continuing the series of International Conferences on Difference Equations
and Applications, the 7th meeting will be held in Changsha, People's
Republic of China. Both in form and spirit this conference will resume the
style established during the previous meetings in San Antonio,Texas/USA
(1994), Veszpr&eacute;m/Hungary (1995), Taipei/Taiwan (1997),
Poznan/Poland (1998), Temuco/Chile (2000) and Augsburg/Germany(2001).
The conference will cover all themes of the field of ordinary and partial
difference equations, classical and contemporary, theoretical and applied.
There will be about 15 plenary lectures (50 minutes) in mornings, and 30
minutes talks in the afternoon sessions as well as an open problems
seminar.

Scientific Committee: B. Aulbach (Germany), H. Brunner (Canada), S. Elaydi
(USA), I. Gyori (Hungary), L. H. Huang (China), G. Ladas (honorary chair,
USA), Z. C. Shi (China), H. Smith (USA), Z. C. Wang (China), J. Wu
(co-chair, Canada), J. S. Yu (co-chair, China), X. Zou (Canada).

Organizing Committee: S. S. Cheng (Taiwan), B. X. Dai (China), L. H. Hunag
(co-chair, China), X.Z. Qian (China), Z. C. Wang (China), J. S. Yu
(China), Z. Zhou (China), X. Zou (co-chair, Canada).

Confirmed Plenary Speakers: B. Aulbach, (Germany), H. Brunner (Canada),
S. S. Cheng (Taiwan), S. Elaydi (USA), G. Ladas (USA), R. J. Sacker (USA),
H. Smith (USA), J. Wu (Canada), J. S. Yu (China).

For more information, contact
Dr. L. H. Huang: applmath@mail.hunu.edu.cn
DR. X. Zou: xzou@math.mun.ca
or visit
www.math.mun.ca/~xzou/7thICDEA/main.html can

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From: Pat Harlton <harltonp@hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001

MAKING MATHEMATICAL CONNECTIONS:
2002 & BEYOND

NCTM Canadian Regional Conference
17-19 October 2002
Regina, Saskatchewan

Join us for the upcoming NCTM conference.This is an opportunity
for professional development for all levels of mathematics
educators. Latest research, resources, ideas, networking and more
to help us educate our students for the 21st Century. Come and
experience what the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics'
Canadian Regional Conference can bring to your teaching.

Hosted by Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers' Society. Further information
will be available in mid April on our web sites:
http://www.nctm.org and http://matehcentral.uregina.ca/SMTS

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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Information

CAIMS*SCMAI E-News is distributed electronically approximately three times a
year by the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society/Societe
Canadienne de Mathematiques Appliquees et Industrielles
(http://www.math.uwaterloo.ca/~caims).

Past issues are available on the web at
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Submissions are welcome and should be sent in plain text format to:
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