1202_December-2002

CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 02 Number 7
December 8, 2002

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

CONTENTS

Society News:

1. Membership renewal reminder

2. CAIMS*SCMAI 2003 Election - Call for Nominations

3. 2002 CAIMS*SCMAI Doctoral Dissertation Award - Call for Nominations

4. 2003 CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize - Call for Nominations

5. Canadian Applied Mathematics Quarterly

6.* CAIMS*SCMAI 2003 in Montreal - Joint with the SIAM Annual Meeting

Conferences:

7.* Seventh Annual International Conference on Research in Computational
Molecular Biology

8.* Fourth International Conference on Dynamic Systems and Applications

9.* Seventh International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems

10.* Hawaii International Conference on Statistics and Related Fields

11.* 2003 International Multiconference in Computer Science and Computer
Engineering

12.* Fourth International Conference on Tools for Mathematical Modelling

13.* Seventh World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics

14.* International Conference on Mathematical Biology and 2003 Annual Meeting
Society of Mathematical Biology

15.* International Conference on Delay Differential and Difference Equations
with Applications

16.* Workshop on Delay Equations and Their Applications 8-12 Sept

17.* The 1st Meeting of Complex Systems and Sport

Positions Available:

18. Senior Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Finance at the
University of Alberta

19. Postdoctoral Fellows/Graduate Assistantships in Statistical Climatology
at the University of Alberta

20. Head, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Memorial University of
Newfoundland

21. CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Information

* Links to the web pages for these and other conferences can be found
by clicking on "Upcoming Meetings and Workshops" at the CAIMS*SCMAI home
page: www.caims.ca.

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From: Sue Ann Campbell <sacampbell@uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2002 16:07:40 +0000

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.

* Membership forms are 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

* 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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From: Ken Jackson <krj@cs.toronto.edu>
Date:

CAIMS*SCMAI 2003 Election - Call for Nominations

CAIMS*SCMAI will be holding an election next winter (February or March 2003)
for
* President-Elect
* Treasurer
* Secretary
* Two Members at Large on the Board of Directors.
Nominations should reach the Chair of the Nominations Committee, Ken
Jackson (krj@cs.toronto.edu), by 31 December 2002.

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From: stockie@unb.ca
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 10:46:40 +0000

2002 CAIMS Doctoral Dissertation Award

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society,
I would like to bring to your attention the "Doctoral Dissertation
Award" competition for the year 2002.

The Award is meant to recognize an outstanding PhD thesis in Applied
Mathematics that is defended at a Canadian university during the
calendar year 2002. The award consists of a trophy, monetary prize, and
a free society membership. The winner will also be invited to present a
plenary talk at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Society to be held in
Montreal (see http://www.siam.org/meetings/an03/index.htm). This year's
meeting is also the first joint meeting between CAIMS and the Society
for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

Details of the award competition, judging, and nomination requirements
are available on the CAIMS web page at

http://www.caims.ca/Awards/DDaward.html

The deadline for completed applications is January 31, 2003.

Please pass on this information to your eligible graduate students, as
well as any of your colleagues who you think might have students who
would be excellent candidates for the award.

Yours sincerely,

John Stockie
Coordinator, CAIMS Doctoral Dissertation Award (2002)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 4400
Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3
Canada
email: stockie@unb.ca
phone: (506) 458-7324

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From: peirce@math.ubc.ca
Date:

2003 CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize - Call for Nominations

The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society solicits
nominations for the CAIMS 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 member of at least four
years standing. Nominations should reach:

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

no later than January 31, 2003 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 Annual Meeting.

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

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From: Jack Macki <jackmacki@mac.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 16:01:36 -0700

CANADIAN APPLIED MATHEMATICS QUARTERLY (CAMQ)

Sponsored by the Applied Mathematics Institute of the
University of Alberta and CAIMS*SCMAI

Honorary Editors:
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Werner Israel, U. Alberta
Jerrold E. Marsden, U. California, Berkeley
Cathleen Synge Morawetz, Courant Institute

Editors in Chief:
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Jack Macki, Alberta (jack.macki@ualberta.ca)
Bryant Moodie, Alberta (bryant.moodie@ualberta.ca)

Associate Editors:
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Uri Ascher, UBC
Jerry L. Boan, Texas
John Chandam, Pittsburgh
Michel Delfour, Montreal
Odo Diekmann, Utrecht
Robert J. Elliott, Alberta
Herbert L. Freedman, Alberta
Roger Grimshaw, Monash
Karl P. Hadeler, Tubingen
John K. Hunter, U. California, Davis
Michael C. Mackey, McGill
John Mallet-Paret, Brown
Robert A. Miura, UBC
Alan C. Newell, Warwick
Keith Ranger, Toronto
Luis A. Seco, Toronto
Hal Smith, Arizona State
Pauline van den Driessche, Victoria
Frederic Y.M. Wan, U. California, Davis
Michael Ward, UBC

Content:
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The Canadian Applied Mathematics Quarterly will consider for
publication original research articles relating principally, but not
exclusively to the mathematics of the physical, medical, biological,
and engineering sciences. All articles submitted must establish a
strong connection between the mathematics and the applications. Papers
which develop new mathematical theories based upon scientific principles
and/or the analysis of data are particularly encouraged

Subscriptions:
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Institution rate is $205 CDN or $140 US
Individual rate - $102.50 CDN or $87.50 US

**** Members of the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics
Society may subscribe for a special rate of $40 CDN per year. *****

Cheque or money orders can be directed to:

CAMQ, Applied Mathematics Institute
Department of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences
University of Alberta CAB 632
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2G1

Submissions:
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The Canadian Applied Mathematics Quarterly is pleased to accept
submissions as TeX files prepared on any standard word processor and
attached to an email. We can also retrieve TeX files from your
anonymous FTP server. It helps us if you are able to also send the
associated dvi or a pdf version of the dvi. Hard copies by regular
mail are also acceptable--please send three copies, typed single
sided. English and French are the preferred languages. To assist
referees, please also send unpublished references which are germane
to your manuscript.

Computer files can be emailed directly to Dana McCallum
(danam@ualberta.ca). Hardcopy manuscripts should be submitted to:

CAMQ, Applied Mathematics Institute
Department of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences
University of Alberta CAB 632
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2G1

Joint Authorship: In case of joint authorship, the corresponding
author should be clearly identified in the accompanying email /
letter and on the title page.

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CAIMS*SCMAI 2003
June 16-20, 2003
Fairmont, Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal
joint with the SIAM 2003 Annual Meeting

CONFERENCE THEMES
* Fluid Dynamics
* Environment
* Mathematical Biology
* Nanosciences
* Quantum Computing
* Numerical Methods

CAIMS*SCMAI EVENTS
* Board of Directors Meeting
June 15, 2003 3:00-6:00pm

* CAIMS*SCMAI Annual General Meeting
June 17, 2003 12:00-1:00pm
a light lunch will be provided

HOTEL INFORMATION:
Fairmont, The Queen Elizabeth
900 Rene Levesque Blvd. W.
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
H3B 4A5
Telephone: (514) 861-3511
Fax: (514) 954-2256
Email: queenelizabethhotel@fairmont.com

DEADLINE DATES
* Minisymposium proposals: January 3, 2003
* Minisymposium abstracts and contributed abstracts: January 23, 2003
* Contributed papers in lecture or poster format: January 23, 2003
* Audio-Visual Requirements: April 21, 2003

MINISYMPOSIA
A minisymposium consists of four 25-minute presentations, with an additional five
minutes for discussion after each presentation. Prospective minisymposium
organizers are asked to submit a proposal consisting of a title, a description
(not to exceed 100 words), and a list of speakers and titles of their
presentations using the Conference Management System available at:
http://www.siam.org/meetings/an03/part.htm

It is recommended that the minisymposium organizer make the first presentation.
Each minisymposium speaker should submit a 75-word abstract. The Organizing
Committee will referee contributed minisymposia. The number of minisymposia may
be limited to retain an acceptable level of parallelism in the conference
sessions.

For further minisymposium organizer and participant information, please visit:
http://www.siam.org/meetings/resources/miniguid.htm

CONTRIBUTED PRESENTATIONS IN LECTURE OR POSTER FORMAT
Contributed presentations in lecture or poster format are invited in all areas
consistent with the conference themes. A lecture format involves a 15-minute oral
presentation with an additional 5 minutes for discussion. A poster format
involves the use of visual aids such as 8-1/2" x 11" sheets for mounting on a
4' x 6' poster board. A poster session is two hours long. Each contributor,
either for a lecture or a poster, must submit a title and a brief abstract not
to exceed 75 words.

Please submit contributed presentations in lecture or poster format using the
Conference Management System available at:
http://www.siam.org/meetings/an03/part.htm

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From: P.Beziat <beziat@MOLGEN.MPG.DE>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 18:25:06 +0100

FIRST CALL FOR POSTERS

The Seventh Annual International Conference on Research in Computational
Molecular Biology (RECOMB 2003), organized by the Max Planck Institute for
Molecular Genetics, Berlin, and the Berlin Center for Genome Based
Bioinformatics,

will be held at the Maritim proArte Hotel, Berlin, Germany, on April 10 - 13,
2003.

Invited speakers include Edward N. Trifonov, Christiane Nsslein-Volhard, rpd
Furka, Andrew G. Clark, David Haussler, Arthur Lesk, Dieter Oesterheld, Terry
Speed, and Kari Stefansson. Thirty-five other speakers will be chosen out of
175 submitted abstracts.

Posters are sought reporting on original research (both theoretical and
experimental) in all areas of computational molecular biology.

Typical but not exclusive topics of interest include:

- Genomics
- Molecular sequence analysis
- Recognition of genes and regulatory elements
- Molecular evolution
- Protein structure
- Gene expression
- Gene networks
- Combinatorial libraries and drug design
- Computational proteomics

SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR POSTER ABSTRACTS: January 6, 2003

Two page poster abstracts, preferably written in Latex, must be submitted
electronically to beziat@molgen.mpg.de The abstracts of accepted posters will
be published in book form and will be available at the meeting. Please go to
http://www.recomb2003.de/callforposters.html for the specific details.

We are looking forward to your submission and participation in this
conference.

Sincerely,
RECOMB 2003 Organizers

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From: Dynamic Systems Conference <icdsa4@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 05:06:09 -0700 (PDT)

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Fourth International Conference on
Dynamic Systems and Applications

ATLANTA, U.S.A., MAY 21-24, 2003

Under the Auspices of the International Federation for Nonlinear Analysts

General topics of the conference: Dynamical Systems, Computational Mathematics,
Simulation, Stochastic/Deterministic: Differential Equations, Partial
Differential Equations, Integral Equations, Integro-Differential Equations,
Difference Equations, and related topics.

Authors are requested to submit an abstract not exceeding half a page of their
research presentation on or before March 1, 2003. Please e-mail the abstract or
type each abstract, single spaced on one side of 8.5x11 size paper with one inch
margins on all sides. (Abstract can also be submitted at
http://at.yorku.ca/cgi-bin/amca/submit/cajw-01)

Deadlines:

Submission of abstract (on or before): March 01, 2003

Acceptance of abstract: March 31, 2003

Hotel reservation cut off date: April 16, 2003

Pre-Registration: (on or before March 31, 2003) US $175.00,
(Students: US $100.00).

Registration: (after April 01, 2003) US $200.00, (Students: US $125.00).

Banquet: May 22, 2003

*Registration costs includes copy of the Proceedings, Banquet, and Coffee &
Snacks during the meeting and is non-refundable.

Accommodation: Selected Hotels in downtown Atlanta, and Morehouse dormitory,
(look for details in the second announcement).

Article for the proceedings should be submitted by August 31, 2003. Publication
of papers in the conference proceedings are subject to submitting the paper
before the deadline, acceptance of the paper by the reviewers, and registration
of one of the authors of each article.

Conference address: Department of Mathematics, Morehouse College,
830 Westview Dr, S.W., Atlanta, GA 30314, USA.

To receive the second announcement send (e-mail) your name, address,
telephone number, and e-mail address before January 30, 2003.

Conference Coordinator
M. Sambandham, ICDSA 04, Department of Mathematics
Morehouse College, 830 Westview Dr, S.W., Atlanta, GA 30314, USA.
Ph: (404) 215-2614, FAX: (404) 589-1661;
e-mail: icdsa4@yahoo.com, www.dynamicpublishers.com

Fourth International Conference on Dynamic Systems and Applications,
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.,
May 21-24, 2003
http://www.dynamicpublishers.com
icdsa4@yahoo.com

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SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COGNITIVE AND NEURAL SYSTEMS

Boston University
May 28 - 31, 2003

Sponsored by the Center for Adaptive Systems and the Department of Cognitive
and Neural Systems at Boston University with financial support from the
Office of Naval Research. Invited and contributed talks and posters.
Abstract deadline: January 31, 2003.

See http://www.cns.bu.edu/meetings/
or contact:
Cynthia Bradford
Boston University
CNS Department
677 Beacon Street
Boston MA 02215
fax: 617-353-7755
cindy@bu.edu

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From: statistics@hicstatistics.org
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 07:57:36 -1000

Call for Papers/Abstracts/Submissions
Hawaii International Conference on Statistics and Related fields
June 5-8, 2003
Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu Hawaii, USA

Submission Deadline: January 16, 2003

Sponsored by: University of Hawaii - West Oahu

Web address: <http://www.hicstatistics.org>
email address: <statistics@hicstatistics.org>

The Second Hawaii International Conference on Statistics and Related Fields
will be held from June 5 (Thursday) to June 8 (Sunday), 2003 at the Sheraton
Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii. . The conference will provide many
opportunities for academicians and professionals from statistics and related
fields to interact with members inside and outside their own particular
areas of specialization. Cross-disciplinary submissions are welcome.

Topic Areas (All Areas of Statistics and Related Fields are Invited)

*Agricultural Statistics
*Applied Statistics
*Bayesian Statistics
*Biostatistics
*Biomedical Statistics
*Business Statistics
*Computational Statistics
*Computer Simulations
*Econometrics
*Educational Statistics
*Environmental Statistics
*Epidemiology
*Industrial Statistics
*Management Science
*Mathematical Statistics
*Medical Statistics
*Non-Parametric Statistics
*Operations Research
*Probability
*Psychological Measurement and Statistics
*Quantitative Methods
*Statistics
*Statistical Modeling
*Teaching of Statistics
Other Areas of Statistics

The Hawaii International Conference on Statistics and Related Fields
encourages the following types of papers/abstracts/submissions for any of
the listed areas of Statistics:

Research Papers - Completed papers.
Abstracts - Abstracts of completed or proposed research.
Student Papers - Research by students.
Poster Sessions/Research Tables - informal presentation of papers or
abstracts.
Work-in-Progress Reports or Proposals for future projects.
Reports on issues related to teaching.
Panel Discussions, Practitioner Forums and Tutorials.
Workshop Proposals.

For more information about submissions see:
<http://www.hicstatistics.org/cfp_stats.htm>

Submission Guidelines
1. Submissions may be made electronically via e-mail to
statistics@hicstatistics.org, faxed, or mailed. Electronic submissions are
preferred. Submissions will be acknowledged within 72 hours.

If submissions are mailed, submit two copies of your paper, report,
abstract, proposal or study. Submissions imply that at least one author
will register for the conference and be present at the time designated in
the conference program. Submissions must be received by January 16, 2003.
E-Mail, fax or mail submissions to:

Hawaii International Conference on Statistics
P.O. Box 75023
Honolulu HI, 96836, USA

Telephone: (808) 223-1748
Fax: (808) 947-2420
E-mail: <statistics@hicstatistics.org>

There is a limit of two contributed papers per lead author.

2. Each submission should include a separate title page. The title page
should include:

a. title of the submission,
b. topic area of the submission,
c. two or three keywords that describe the submission,
d. name(s) of the author(s),
e. department(s) and affiliation(s),
f. mailing address(es),
g. e-mail address(es),
h. phone number(s),
i. fax number(s),
j. corresponding author if different than lead author.

Correspondence regarding receipt of submission will be made by e-mail unless
otherwise requested. Notification of acceptances will be mailed as soon as
the reviewing process is completed. BE SURE AND INCLUDE THE TOPIC AREA AND
TWO OR THREE KEY WORDS DESCRIBING THE SUBMISSION. This will help facilitate
the reviewing process. If an early acceptance is needed for visa or
budgetary reasons, please include that information with the submission.

3. All submissions will be subject to a review process. Submissions will
only be published in the conference proceedings if at least one of the
authors registers and attends the conference. Instructions for submitting
a computer readable format for the proceedings will be provided when the
submission is accepted.

4. If you wish to be a reviewer, session chair, or discussant, please e-mail
your request to statistics@hicstatistics.org and indicate the topic area
in which you are interested. Registration for the conference is required to
be a session chair or discussant.

5. If you wish to organize a session in a particular topic area or in a
language other than English please contact statistics@hicstatistics.org.

Web address: <http://www.hicstatistics.org>
Email Address: <statistics@hicstatistics.org>

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From: Hamid Arabnia <hra@cs.uga.edu>
Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2002 15:02:24 -0500 (EST)

C A L L F O R P A P E R S

The 2003 International Multiconference in Computer Science
and Computer Engineering
(14 Joint Int'l Conferences)

Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
June 23-26, 2003

Dear Colleagues:

You are invited to submit a draft paper and/or a proposal to organize a
technical session/workshop. All accepted papers will be published in the
respective conference proceedings. The names of technical session/workshop
organizers/chairs will appear on the cover of the proceedings/books as Associate
Editors. Any help in distributing this announcement would be most appreciated.

The 2003 International Multiconference in Computer Science & Computer
Engineering is composed of the following 14 conferences. They will
be held simultaneously (same location & dates):

1. The 2003 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed
Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'03)

2. The 2003 International Conference on Imaging Science,
Systems, and Technology (CISST'03)

3. The 2003 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence
(IC-AI'03)

4. The 2003 International Conference on Internet Computing (IC'03)

5. The 2003 International Conference on Embedded Systems and
Applications (ESA'03)

6. The 2003 International Conference on Wireless Networks (ICWN'03)

7. The 2003 International Conference on Machine Learning; Models,
Technologies and Applications (MLMTA)

8. The 2003 International Conference on Mathematics and
Engineering Techniques in Medicine and Biological Sciences
(METMBS'03)

9. The 2003 International Conference on Communications in
Computing (CIC'03)

10. The 2003 International Conference on Engineering of
Reconfigurable Systems and Algorithms (ERSA'03)

11. The 2003 International Conference on VLSI (VLSI'03)

12. The 2003 International Conference on Information and
Knowledge Engineering (IKE'03)

13. The 2003 International Conference on Software Engineering
Research and Practice (SERP'03)

14. The 2003 International Conference on Security and Management
(SAM'03)

(a link to each conference's URL is available
from http://www.ashland.edu/~iajwa/conferences)

You are requested to send your submission to the Multiconference
chair whose address appears below (The Chair may be forwarding
the papers to respective conference chairs/committees).

CONFERENCES CONTACT:

H. R. Arabnia, Ph.D.
Chair, The 2003 Int'l Multiconference in CS & CE
The University of Georgia
Department of Computer Science
415 Graduate Studies Research Center
Athens, Georgia 30602-7404, U.S.A.

Tel: (706) 542-3480
Fax: (706) 542-2966
email: hra@cs.uga.edu

IMPORTANT DATES: (Some tracks have different deadlines - check the
web site)

Feb. 17, 2003 (Monday): Draft papers (about 5 pages) due
March 21, 2003 (Friday): Notification of acceptance
April 22, 2003 (Tuesday): Camera-Ready papers & Prereg. due
June 23-26, 2003: All 14 Int'l Conferences

Proposals to organize technical sessions should be submitted
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From: lidiya_linchuk@mail.ru
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 12:05:58 +0300

MATHTOOLS'2003
Fourth International Conference
"TOOLS FOR MATHEMATICAL MODELLING"
in honour of 300-anniversary of Saint-Petersburg
State Polytechnic University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
June 23-28, 2003

ORGANIZERS: St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg University of
Airspace Instrumentation, Institute for Informatics, Ioffe Physical-Technical
Institute, Institute of Mechanical Engineering Problems, St. Petersburg
Mathematical Society, Pavlov Institute of Physiology, Editorial Board of
the Electronic Journal "Differential Equations and Control Processes".

LOCAL ORGANIZER: Department of Mathematics and Laboratory "Nonlinear Analysis
and Mathematical Modelling" of St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University,

CONFERENCE CHAIR: George Osipenko (math@math.hop.stu.neva.ru)

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
associate chair - Valentin Zaitsev (zaitsev@osipenko.stu.neva.ru);
associate chair - Eugene Ershov (ershov@eug.usr.abu.spb.ru);
secretary - Lidiya Linchuk (lidiya_linchuk@mail.ru,mt2003@osipenko.stu.neva.ru).

TOPICS OF INTEREST: A list of possible topics includes (but is not limited to)
the following: mathematical modelling, fuzzy theory, control theory,
mathematical physics, computer algebra, computer simulation, design techniques,
numerical methods, parallel and distributed algorithms, computer modelling in
dynamical systems, mathematical models in biology, medicine etc., applications
to physics, mechanics, electrotechnics and electronics, dynamic economic
models, general macro-economic models, market models, tools for mathematical
education.

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM: The Program consists of hour lectures to be given by
plenary speakers and parallel sessions for short 20-minutes communications
by participants on their recent research. Detailed schedule will be printed
in the conference program.

WORKING LANGUAGES: English and Russian.

DEADLINES: For special sessions organizers: December 30, 2002, for
registration and abstract submission: March 30, 2003. The deadline of the
hotel reservation is 30 January since 2003 is 300-anniversary of St.
Petersburg and we wait a lot of visitors and guests.

WEB CITE: http://www.neva.ru/journal.

ABSTRACTS: The paper selection for the meeting will
be made based on an abstract.
This should describe, in 1 complete page,
the objectives, methods and techniques if applicable, essential
results already obtained and conclusions of the work. An abstract
of a complete typewritten page should include the title of the paper,
names of all authors, complete affiliations, addresses,
e-mail and appropriate references. A collection of abstracts
will be printed before the conference. The participants must send their
abstracts (2 copies) in camera ready format to
the Organizing Committee by normal mail.
We do NOT use electronic versions of abstracts.

How to prepare a camera-ready copy of an abstract
-------------------------------------------------

Abstracts should be prepared in two copies in camera ready format, viz:
- text should be typed in clear letters on one side only of a sheet of
white paper of 210x297 mm size in such a way that the space for a text
should be 180x250 mm (right and left margins are 15 mm each, top one -
25 mm, bottom - 22 mm): the margin line should not actually be
indicated;
- text should be one and a half spaced and typed with a middle bold tape;
- the title of the paper is to be typed at the middle of the line in capital
letters;
- name of the author (authors) should be typed in the middle
in small letters; no degrees and post should be pointed;
- an affiliation, a city and a country are to be typed in small letters,
followed by e-mail address;
- the text is placed under e-mail;
- permissible volume of the abstract (1 pages) should be used in such
a way that a minimum spare place is left in the last page (not more
than 5-6 lines).

We do not use an electronic version of the abstract.

PROCEEDINGS: We plan to publish refereed Conference proceedings
including full versions of papers accepted for presentation.

TOURISTIC INFORMATION: St.-Petersburg is the central point of the
northwestern Russia. St.-Petersburg is the second most important
scientific and cultural center in Russia and is recognized as one of the
most beautiful cities in the world. It is situated on both banks of the
Neva River and on the coast of the Finnish Gulf. Many famous museums,
among which are the Hermitage and the Russian museum are located in St.-
Petersburg. The year 2003 is memorable for Saint Petersburg - 300-
anniversary of its foundation. June is a very pleasant season in St.
Petersburg - the season of so-called White Nights.

CONTACT: Lidiya Linchuk (lidiya_linchuk@mail.ru),
MATHTOOLS'2003,
Dept. of Mathematics,
State Polytechnic University,
Polytechnicheskaya st., 29,
St.-Petersburg, 195251, Russia

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
REGISTRATION FORM
=================
Surname_______________________________Title_______________________

First Name________________________________________________________

Institution________________________________________________________

Address____________________________________________________________

City_______________________________________________________________

Post code _____________________________Country_____________________

Phone_________________________________Fax__________________________

E-mail________________________________

Accompanying person _______________________________________________

I intend to be accommodated in
a hotel of St. Petersburg: Yes / No
I intend to be accommodated in
a student's hostel of the Technical University: Yes / No
Please indicate the number of places and
duration of stay in St. Petersburg.

I wish to receive further information: Yes / No
I intend to participate in the meeting: Yes / No
I intend to submit an abstract: Yes / No

Date / /

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

With best regards
conference chair George Osipenko
secretary Lidiya Linchuk

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From: Nagib Callaos <ncallaos@telcel.net.ve>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 18:08:57 -0400

CALL FOR PAPERS

THE 7th WORLD MULTI CONFERENCE ON
SYSTEMICS, CYBERNETICS AND INFORMATICS
SCI 2003

July 27 - 30, 2003

Orlando, Florida, USA
Sheraton World

http://www.iiisci.org/sci2003/

Honorary Presidents of Past Conferences: Bela Banathy, Stafford Beer and
George Klir
Program Committee Chair: William Lesso
General Chair: Nagib Callaos
Organizing Committee Chair: Belkis Sanchez

MAJOR THEMES

* Information Systems, Technologies and Applications
* Communication and Network Systems, Technologies and Applications
* Control Systems, Technologies and Applications
* Computer Science and Engineering
* Optical Systems, Technologies and Applications
* Image, Acoustic, Speech and Signal Processing
* Applications of Informatics and Cybernetics in Science and Engineering
* Systemics

ACADEMIC AND SCIENTIFIC CO-SPONSORS

+ WOSC: World Organization of Systemics and Cybernetics (France)
+ The Centre for Systems Studies (UK)
+ System Society of Poland
+ Society Applied Systems Research (Canada)
+ Slovenian Artificial Intelligence Society
+ Simon Bolivar University (Venezuela)
+ Polish System Society (Poland)
+ Italian Society of Systemics
+ ISSS: International Society for the Systems Sciences (USA)
+ ISI: The International Systems Institute (USA)
+ IFSR: International Federation for Systems Research (Austria/USA)
+ Cybernetics and Human Knowing: A Journal of Second Order Cybernetics and
Cybersemiotics (Denmark)
+ Concurrency and Architecture Group of the Telematics Engineering
Department of the University of Las Palmas of Gran Canaria (Spain)
+ CUST, Engineer Science Institute of the Blaise Pascal University (France)
+ The Tunisian Scientific Society (Tunisia)
+ American Society for Cybernetics (Canada)
+ Laboratory of Research in Computacional Intelligence department of
Informatica Universidad Nacional de San Luis (Argentina)
+ ANS (Academy of non-linear Sciences, RUSSIA)

ACADEMIC/SCIENTIFIC/PROFESSIONAL AND FINANCIAL CO-SPONSORSHIP

+ Wolfram Research, Inc. (USA)

TECHNICAL CO - SPONSOR

+ IEEE, Computer Society (Chapter: Venezuela)
+ Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences
+ National Research Council of Canada

ORGANIZED BY THE IIIS

The International Institute of Informatics and Systemics.

ACTIVE PARTICIPATION

Those interested in participating in:
+ The Organization of Invited Session(s)
+ The Organization of Focus Symposium
+ The Reviewing Process
+ The Conference Promotion
+ Recommending Scholars/Researchers in order to have an active
participation and/or submit the papers
+ Proposing Organizations/Institutes/Universities as Academic/Scientific
Co-sponsors.

Please, enter to the conference web page: http://www.iiisci.org/sci2003/ ,
and fill the respective form. If by
any reasons you are not able to access the page mentioned above, please,
try the following page: http://www.iiis.org/sci2003/ .

If you have any problems linking to the conference web pages, or you need
to send or receive additional information, contact:

jcastellano@iiis.org.

PARTICIPANTS

Participation of both, researchers and practitioners is strongly encouraged.
Papers may be submitted on: research in science and engineering, case
studies drawn on professional practice and consulting, and position papers
based on large and rich experience gained through executive/managerial
practices and decision-making. For this reason, the Program Committee is
conformed according to the criteria given above.

TYPES OF SUBMISSION ACCEPTED

1. Papers
* Research
* Review
* Position
* Report
2. Panel Presentation, Workshop and/or Round Table Proposals
3. New Topics and Invited Sessions Proposals (which should include a
minimum of 5 papers)
4. Focus Symposia (which should include a minimum of 15 papers)

EXTENDED ABSTRACTS AND PAPER DRAFTS SUBMISSION FORM

Extended abstracts or paper drafts should be sent taking into account the
following:

1. Major theme of the paper, related to the major themes given above.
2. Paper title.
3. Extended abstract of 500 to 1500 words and/or paper drafts of 2000 to
5000 words, in English.
4. Authors and/or co-authors with names, addresses, telephone and fax
numbers, and e-mail addresses.

Extended abstracts or paper drafts should be sent to the conference web
page: http://www.iiisci.org/sci2003/ , filling the respective form and
uploading the respective paper or extended abstract. If by any reasons you
are not able to access the page mentioned above, please, try the following
page: http://www.iiis.org/sci2003/ .

If the conference web pages are not accessible for you, you can also make
your submission by e-mail, attaching it to the following e-mail addresses:
nacallao@telcel.net.ve, ncallaos@telcel.net.ve and sciconfer@cantv.net.

DEADLINES

December 18, 2002: Submission of extended abstracts (500-1500 words) or
paper drafts (2000-5000 words).

December 18, 2002: Invited session proposals.

February 19, 2003: Acceptance notifications.

April 09, 2003: Submission of camera-ready papers: hard copies and
electronic versions.

PAPERS REVIEWING AND PUBLICATION

Submitted papers will be reviewed. Accepted papers, which should not exceed
six single-spaced typed pages, will be published by means of paper and
electronic proceedings.

Best papers will be selected for awards and might be recommended for
journal publications.

Multiple author books will be published by IIIS based on, the best-invited
sessions, the best focus symposia or the best mini-conferences and the
topic of the papers.

INVITED SESSIONS

Based on past conferences experience, we suggest the following steps in
order to organize an invited session:

1)Identify a special topic in the scope of SCI 2003, and the invited
session title.
2) Fill the invited session organization form, provided in the conference
web page http://www.iiisci.org/sci2003/ and fill the respective form. If
by any reasons you are not able to access the page mentioned above, please,
try the following page: http://www.iiis.org/sci2003 . If you dont have
access to the web, please, contact the SCI 2003 Secretariat to the
following e-mails: jcastellano@iiis.org
3) If the identified topic is suitable, the General Chair will accept the
proposal, and you will receive an acceptation by e-mail, in few days. This
acceptation is not a final approval of the proposed session, but a
pre-approval. The final approval will depend on identifying at least five
papers for the proposed session and informing, at least, about their
titles. With this acceptation: a) the proposed session will be included in
the conference web page as well as its organizer and the chairs names, and
b) its organizer will be able to announce his/her invited session in the
context of SCI 2003, by any media that he/she thinks appropriated, such as:
Web page, hard copy call for papers, call for papers attached to e-mails, etc.
4) Contact researchers and/or practitioners in your field to see if they
can contribute a paper to your proposed session and attend at SCI 2003.
5) Collect the extended abstracts or the paper drafts from each prospective
participant.
6) Write a summary (1-2 page) with the main objectives, which must be
related to the invited/selected papers.
7) As soon as you have 5 papers, you will complete the form regarding the
invited session papers, provided in the conference web page
http://www.iiisci.org/sci2003/ or http://www.iiis.org/sci2003 .
8) Step 7 will take your invited session to the status of an approved one
if the papers fulfil all the requirements (i.e. quality). All the approved
invited sessions will be included in the SCI 2003 conference program.
9) In order to obtain a more diverse and variety opinions, do not accept
more than 2 papers from the same author, unless his/her co-author will be
the one who will present the additional paper.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Integrated by (319) prestigious scholars/researchers from 54 countries:
Details can be found in the conference web page:
http://www.iiisci.org/sci2003/ .

CONFERENCE FEES

The conference fees will be $370 before the deadline, and $420 after the
deadline.

This fee will include exclusively:

* A CD-ROM version of the Proceedings
* One volume of the hard copy version of the Conference Proceedings.
(Other volumes will be available with a 40% of discount for participants)
* Coffee breaks
* Welcome Reception

Each registration fee might include just one paper, which presentation will
be included in the conference program and published in the conference
proceedings.

Any other expenses must be afforded/provided by the participants. The
registration fee does not include any post-conference services. There will
be additional shipping and handling costs for those registered authors who,
for unforeseen reasons, could not go to the conference. Any post-conference
administrative requirements will be charged $20 per staff hour required to
elaborate such a requirement, with a minimum of $10. Post-conference
requirements will have their own deadline, which in no case will be more
than three months, after the last day of the conference.

AUDIOVISUAL EQUIPMENT

The only audiovisual equipment provided for most meetings will be an
overhead projector and a screen. Video projection or any other equipment,
if needed, will have to be supplied by the presenter.

USA Tel/Fax: +1 (407) 856-6274
Venezuela Tel/Fax (office): +58 (212) 962-1519

Conference Secretariat

nacallao@telcel.net.ve
ncallaos@telcel.net.ve
sciconfer@cantv.net.

Details can be found at the Conference web page:
http://www.iiisci.org/sci2003/ .
Answers to specific questions can also be requested by e-mail.

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From: Mark Chaplain <chaplain@maths.dundee.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 14:08:53 +0000 (GMT)

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

International Conference on Mathematical Biology and
2003 Annual Meeting Society of Mathematical Biology (SMB)
University of Dundee
Dundee, UK

6-9 August, 2003

The meeting will consist of:

* Six 1 hour plenary lectures

* Minisymposia talks of 40 minute duration

* Contributed talks of 20 minute duration

* One afternoon devoted solely to a Poster Session

It is estimated that there will be 8-10 minisymposia (each with 3 speakers),
between 100-120 contributed talks (in parallel sessions) and around 70
posters.

Further announcements (e.g. minisymposia topics and speakers) regarding the
meeting will be made via the SMB Digest until December 2002.

A web-page has been set up at URL:

http://www.maths.dundee.ac.uk/smb03

to give the basic details of the meeting at this stage.

In January 2003 the above web-site will be opened up for conference
participation and registration and full details of the meeting will appear
then.

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From: DDDEA2003 Organizing Committee <dddea@szt.vein.hu>
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 18:33:44 +0100

International Conference
"Delay Differential and Difference Equations with Applications"
Dedicated to the 60th birthday of Professor Istvan Gyori

The conference will be organized by the Department of Mathematics and
Computing, University of Veszprem and the Regional Committee of the
Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Veszprem, Hungary, and will be held in
Veszprem August 25 - 29, 2003. According to our plans, the program of
the conference will consist of one hour plenary lectures, 30-minute
invited talks and 20-minute contributed talks. For the First
Announcement and more information see the conference web site:
http://www.szt.vein.hu/~dddea

Sincerely yours,

Ferenc Hartung and Mihaly Pituk
co-chairmen of the conference
Department of Mathematics and Computing
University of Veszprem
P.O.Box 158
H-8201 Veszprem
Hungary
fax: 36-88421693
email: dddea@szt.vein.hu

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From: Bernd Krauskopf <B.Krauskopf@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 13:45:41 +0000 (GMT)

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!! !!
!! FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT !!
!! !!
!! DELAY EQUATIONS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS !!
!! !!
!! University of Bristol, 8 - 12 September 2003 !!
!! !!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is the first workshop of the EPSRC funded
Bristol Centre for Applied Nonlinear Mathematics.

Organisers: Bernd Krauskopf and Eddie Wilson

Confirmed speakers:

Uwe an der Heiden (University Witten-Herdecke, Germany)
Jack Hale (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Dirk Roose (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven,Belgium)
Raj Roy (University of Maryland, USA)
Gabor Stepan (Technical University of Budapest, Hungary)
Sjoerd Verduyn Lunel (University of Leiden, Netherlands)

The programme is not fixed yet, but will be quite varied.
Apart from introductory lectures by the invited speakers,
there will be talks by young researchers, the presentation
of industrial problems, and break-out sessions for special
interest groups.

If you are interested in this meeting, please reserve the dates and
pre-register to receive further announcements by sending an email to
Emma Weeks at E.Weeks@bristol.ac.uk.

With best wishes,

Bernd and Eddie

Dept of Engineering Mathematics
University of Bristol
Bristol BS8 1TR, UK

http://www.enm.bris.ac.uk/anm

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From: Amadeu Delshams <Amadeu.Delshams@upc.es>
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 13:32:22 +0200

COM & COM
The 1st Meeting of Complex Systems and Sport
is jointly held with the
4th International Conference of Computer Science in Sport
Barcelona 14-17th May, 2003

http://www-ma1.upc.es/comcom/

The 1st Meeting of Complex Systems and Sport will focus on the use of methods
from nonlinear mathematics for modeling processes in sport, including
exercise physiology, biomechanics and the discussion of open problems. The
4th International Conference of Computer Science in Sport will focus on use
of techniques from computer science and their application to sport. The event
is organized by the Institut Nacional d'Educacio Fisica de Catalunya (INEFC
Barcelona) in cooperation with the Centre de Recerca Matematica (CRM) and the
Departament de Matematica Aplicada I, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
(UPC).

Please visit the conference web site for periodic updates on the program,
on-line pre-registration, submission of abstract, grant application and
accommodation facilities. Short talks and posters are invited, and a limited
number of financial grants are available.

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From: "Nicole Riou" <Nicole.Riou@pjddb.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 09:41:05 -0800

Senior Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Finance
Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
University of Alberta

All national and international candidates are invited to apply for a
Tier I Canada Research Chair (CRC) position in Mathematical Finance at
the University of Alberta. The appointment will be at the Full Professor
level and will commence on September 1, 2003. It is policy that CRC
positions will have a highly competitive salary and a reduced teaching
load.

Applicants should have an outstanding research record in Mathematical
Finance. Candidates with a strong mathematical background, leadership
abilities, and communications skills will be considered. The successful
applicant will join an active research team in Mathematical Finance at
the University of Alberta. The Canada Research Chairs Program imposes no
restrictions on nominees with regard to nationality or country of
residence. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however,
Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable
Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other
individuals will be considered.

The closing date for applications is January 06, 2003. Applications
should include a curriculum vitae, including a list of research and
teaching activities. Candidates should arrange for at least three
confidential letters of reference to be sent to:

Anthony To-Ming Lau, Chair
Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G1
Canada

For more information about the Department and our University, please see
our web page: http://www.math.ualberta.ca.
For information about the Canadian Research Chair program please go to
http://www.chairs.gc.ca.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed
to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and
encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including
persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal
persons.

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From: Sam Shen <shen@ualberta.ca>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 15:42:35 -0700

Postdoctoral Fellows/Graduate Research Assistantships
in Statistical Climatology

The Statistical Climatology Group of the University of Alberta seeks
two postdoctoral fellows. They will work on the research projects in
following areas: detecting climate change with respect to variance and
higher moments, detecting the change of climate extremes, detecting the
climate change when regarding the earth climate as a nonlinear and
non-stationary process, signal analysis on typical climate time series,
estimating the errors of various types of interpolated climate data sets,
optimally designing future climate observational networks, and
reconstructing benchmark data sets of temperature and precipitation. The
time scale of the research ranges from an hour to 200 years, and the
spatial scale is from a region to the globe. Skills required include
FORTRAN programming, analysis of large climate data sets, climate
modeling, GrADS, basic statistics and linear algebra, basic applied
mathematics, good verbal and written communication. Recent Ph.D.s in
geophysical sciences, statistics, applied mathematics, or related areas
are welcome to apply. Salary: $35,000 per year. Starting date: now until
when the positions are filled. The initial offer is for one year and the
position is renewable up to three years. Please send your application cover
letter, CV, abstract of your Ph.D. dissertation, a statement of your research
plan, and two reference letters to:

Dr. Samuel Shen
Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G1
Canada

The applications may be submitted via email at shen@ualberta.ca or
heeseok@stat.ualberta.ca. For more information about the Statistical
Climatology Group, please visit www.ualberta.ca/~shen and
www.stat.ualberta.ca/~heeseok.

Three Graduate Research/Teaching Assistants are also being recruited by the
same group. Salary: $18,000 per year. Additional scholarships may be awarded
depending on qualification.

The University of Alberta is committed to the principle of equity in
employment. As an employer we welcome diversity in the workplace and
encourage applications from all qualified men and women, including
Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible
minorities.

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From: Serpil Kocabiyik <serpil@math.mun.ca>
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 23:29:47 -0330 (NST)

Head
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Memorial University

Memorial University is seeking an exceptional individual with vision,
dedication and energy to develop and lead the Department of Mathematics and
Statistics. Applicants should have demonstrated excellence in research and
teaching in an area of mathematics or statistics, possess excellent
communication and interpersonal skills and be able to show leadership and
administrative ability appropriate to the post. The appointment, effective
August 1, 2003 or as soon thereafter as is mutually agreeable, is for a
3-year renewable term and includes an appointment at the rank of Associate
or Full Professor.

The department includes over 35 full-time faculty and offers undergraduate
and graduate programs at the Masters and Ph.D. levels. For an overview of
Memorial or the department visit www.mun.ca or www.math.mun.ca respectively.

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the
province's only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the
educational and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering
diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 16,000 students,
Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in
St. John's, a very safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant
cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities.

A curriculum vitae and the names of four referees, at least one of whom can
comment on leadership ability, should be sent to the address below. The
committee will begin active consideration of applications on February 14,
2003.

Search Committee
Math/Stats Headship
c/o Dean of Science
Memorial University
St. John's, NL
A1B 3X7

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages
applications from qualified men and women, visible minorities, aboriginal
people and persons with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian
Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and
permanent residents of Canada.

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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Information

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

Past issues are available on the web at
http://www.caims.ca/Society/pub.html

Submissions are welcome and should be sent in plain text format to:
sacampbell@uwaterloo.ca.

The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Board or
Membership of CAIMS*SCMAI. The editorial policy of this publication is to
encourage the discussion of issues and facilitate the dissemination of
information relevant to Canadian applied and industrial mathematics.

If you wish to have your name removed from the e-mailing list for the
CAIMS*SCMAI E-News, please send an email message to caims@caims.ca.