0403_April-2003

CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 03 Number 2
April 15, 2003

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

CONTENTS

Society News:

1. In Memory of Cecil Graham

2. 2003 CAIMS*SCMAI AGM

3. CAIMS*SCMAI Student Poster Session and Student Travel Awards

4. A Message from the CAIMS*SCMAI President re: ICIAM 2003

5. Update on ICIAM 2003

6. CMS/CAIMS*SCMAI 2004 Joint Meeting - Call for Contributed Sessions

7. Update on The Canadian Applied Mathematics Quarterly

News from the Institutes:

8. Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation
and Discovery (BIRS) opens

9.* PIMS Mathematical Biology Summer Workshops

10.* Fields Institute Summer School on Introduction to Mathematical Medicine
and Workshop on Applications of Mathematics in Medicine

Other News:

11. New faculty appointments in Mathematics and Statistics at the
University of Guelph

Position Announcements:

12. Position in Applied Mathematics at Memorial University of Newfoundland

Conferences:

13.* MedMath 2003 Symposium - "Fractals, Networks & Power Laws:
Their Importance for Medicine & Its Allied Sciences"

14.* NESCI One Week Intensive Course: Complex Physical, Biological and Social
Systems

15.* International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2003)

16.* International Conference on Education and Information Systems:
Technologies and Applications (EISTA 2003)

17. 3rd Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics

18.* Computational Modelling in Medicine

19.* International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS) 2004

20.* ICMI Study 14: "Applications and Modelling in Mathematics Education"

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: Samuel Shen <shen@ualberta.ca>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 11:11:57 -0600

In Memory of Cecil Graham

Dear Colleagues,

I'm saddened to inform you that our dear friend and a friendly colleague,
Cecil Graham of SFU, passed away last Saturday, April 12th, 2003. Cecil
was the CAIMS Secretary and Treasurer for a long time and hosted two CAIMS
conferences. He had rendered various kinds of services to CAIMS/SCMAI.
Cecil served CAIMS selflessly and had provided many good advices to me
and other presidents. He was the MC for the CAIMS annual banquet for
many years and his remarks were always humorous and witty. He was awarded
the CAIMS/SCMAI Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service award in year 2001.

Personally I knew Cecil through my PhD advisor, Professor Mei-Chang Shen,
who was a student together with Cecil at Brown University in the early
1960s. Mei-Chang introduced me to Cecil at the 1988 CAIMS annual meeting
at the SFU. At that time I was still teaching at Texas A&M University.
Cecil registered me as a CAIMS member and I have been staying as a
regular member and then a lifetime member since that annual meeting.
I have been in contact with him since then. Cecil attended CAIMS annual
meeting religiously every year. CAIMS annual meeting was a very important
event for him. We met at least once a year at annual meeting until last
year, when he was recovering from his family tragedy. I felt sorry that
I had not got a chance to do much for him and his family. I knew his wife
personally and talked to his son and daughter on the phone many times.

Cecil, a remarkable man, a respectful applied mathematician, and CAIMS'
dear friend, will be remembered. Cecil will live forever in our mind.

A gathering to remember Cecil will be held at SFU, probably in about
two weeks. More information will be provided when it is available.

Samuel Shen CAIMS/SCMAI President

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From: "Williams, F Mary" <FMary.Williams@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 09:27:53 -0230

Cecil made many contributions to the applied mathematics literature. Rather
than discuss the written legacy, I would like to focus on Cecil's love for
the discipline of Applied Mathematics. He truly enjoyed working with the
mathematical expression of physical phenomena, defining the problem, and
finding the solution. He saw the value not only in the practical results,
but also in the intellectual challenge. He taught his students mathematical
rigor, and passed on to them his appreciation for the subject. Our careers
and our lives were enriched by his care and mentoring.

Mary Williams
Ph.D., Simon Fraser University

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From: Sue Ann Campbell <sacampbell@uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2003 22:13:40 +0000

The 2003 CAIMS*SCMAI Annual General Meeting

will take place

Monday, June 16
12:00-1:30 p.m.
St. Charles Room
Queen Elizabeth Hotel
Montreal, Quebec

A light lunch will be served

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From: Samuel Shen <shen@ualberta.ca>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 10:26:45 -0600

CAIMS*SCMAI Student Poster Session

CAIMS is inviting all interested students, both graduate and
undergraduate, to submit posters for a special student poster session
to be held during the first CAIMS-SIAM joint annual meeting, June 16-20,
2003, in Montreal. A prize will be awarded to the best poster. Technical
information on how to prepare a poster can be found on the conference
web page http://www.siam.org/meetings/an03/index.htm

Abstracts, including the student's name, affiliation, and supervisor's
name, should be emailed to caimsposter@crm.umontreal.ca . The deadline
for submission is May 2, and acceptance of abstracts will be notified
by May 9.

CAIMS*SCMAI Student Travel Awards

Any student enrolled full-time at a Canadian University and in good
standing is eligible to receive an award to help cover the cost of
attending the meeting. Top priority will be given to students who will
present a poster or give a talk. Only students traveling more than 150
km to the meeting are eligible for the awards.

An application for a travel award must include:

1. A cover letter from the student describing his/her academic
standing and interests, his/her expected graduation date and
degree, advisor's name, and, if available, a URL for a working
web page
2. A one-page vita that includes the student's research
interests, projects, and publication list.
3. A letter from the student's faculty advisor indicating why the
student is deserving of receiving a travel award.
4. If applicable, the title and abstract of the paper or poster
to be presented at the meeting.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to caimstravel@crm.umontreal.ca.
Alternatively, they can be mailed to
CAIMS/SCMAI Student Travel Awards
Centre de recherches mathematiques
Universite de Montreal
CP 6128 Succ. centre-ville
Montreal, QC H3C 3J7

Complete applications must be received by May 2nd, and decisions on the
travel awards will be sent out by May 9.

Detailed information regarding the conference can be found from
www.caims.ca. The information on cheap short-term housing in
Montreal can be found from www.mcgill.ca/residences/summer
and www.resid.umontreal.ca/main-a.html .

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From: Samuel Shen <shen@ualberta.ca>
Date: Sun, 06 Apr 2003 23:04:34

ICIAM Registration by the End of April

The ICIAM 2003 Congress Director wrote to Bob Russell and me on April 1 and
informed us of the names of the Canadian delegates. Bob and I would like to
see a large delegation from Canada at the ICIAM. If at all possible, please
try to attend this important meeting (the reduced registration fee is available
until April 30, 2003). The program looks very good and includes the MITACS
Director who will speak at the congress about the Canadian experience with
industrial mathematics. Indeed, it bears emphasizing that CAIMS plays a
fairly influential role in ICIAM, and partly as a consequence of this fact,
the ICIAM Congresses are excellent venues to highlight Canadian applied
mathematics in general and CAIMS in particular.

More information about the meeting can be found in the next item.

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From: Samuel Shen <shen@ualberta.ca>
Date: Sun, 02 Mar 2003 18:43:48 -0700

ICIAM 2003 - Updates from the Congress Director

** Registration at the "Regular" rate $715 AUD (approximately $633 CAD)
is possible until April 30, 2003 after which a the fee will go up **

We currently have 280 minisymposia (generally four talks each), and more
than 800 contributed talks/posters. All up, we have been promised 1975
abstracts. Our registrations stand at approximately 1550. Our timetable
will feature approximately 45 sessions in parallel in two locations - the
Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre (www.scec.com.au) and the Haymarket
Campus of the University of Technology, Sydney, about 750 m from SCEC.
We have six embedded meetings and three special days, each with their
own constraints.

Education Day

I'd like to explain a little more about Education Day, to be held as
part of ICIAM 2003 on Wednesday 9 July. Certainly in Australia, and
we suspect more broadly in the world, there is an oft-expressed view
that talented high school students are drifting away from mathematics
and that teachers of mathematics are disconnected from the richness of
mathematics as a career.

We plan to address these serious issues through the dazzling array
of applied mathematical talent that will be on display at ICIAM 2003.
Education Day is aimed to give teachers a sense that they are part of
a rich, dynamic, exciting discipline, to let them connect with recent
developments in mathematics, and to make them feel valued for their
contribution to the mathematical sciences.

The Day will feature a specific program for teachers with a separate
one-day registration fee. We plan that the program will feature some
international stars from ICIAM 2003, who we hope will gladly share
their experiences.

The industrial dimensions of ICIAM 2003

"Industrial mathematics", "mathematics in industry", "mathematics for
industry" and similar terms mean different things to different people.
We want to explore this issue at ICIAM 2003, both through a special
discussion session that I am currently arranging, and through a set of
Special Technological Workshops that will focus on the application of
mathematics in different sectors of industry. Watch the web site for
details of this aspect of the Congress.

Matters financial

To conclude this update, I just want to say a few words about one of
our Gold Sponsors for ICIAM 2003 - Axiss Australia. This agency has
the mission to position Australia as a global financial centre. Mr Les
Hosling, the Chief Executive of Axiss Australia, says:

The Congress will serve to highlight the close links between applied
mathematics and the financial services industry, and showcase the
importance of a skilled and innovative workforce in shaping a country's
economic development.

Australia can boast one of the most skilled workforces for financial
services in the world. This is due in no small way to the contribution
of talented people with advanced mathematical education and skills.

ICIAM 2003 will have an embedded meeting concerned with financial
mathematics, as well as many other presentations on the topic. Thanks to
the excellent connections of Axiss Australia, we are hopeful of attracting
strong participation from quantitative analysts in the financial sector.

The overall budget for ICIAM 2003, based on 2000 delegates, is
approximately AUD 1.5 million. We are very grateful to Axiss Australia
and our many other sponsors who will be strongly featured in the Congress.

Tell you friends and colleagues about ICIAM 2003. Whilst you are in
Australia, stop over for a little longer to see some of our cultural
and geographic icons.

Now is definitely the time to make your plans. Do not delay!

For full details, check www.iciam.org.

Noel Barton Congress Director

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From: Paul Muir <muir@cs.stmarys.ca>
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2003 17:28:09 -0400 (AST)

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTED SESSIONS
CMS/CAIMS Joint Meeting - June 2004

The 2004 Annual Meetings of the Canadian Mathematical Society
and the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society
will be held jointly, Sunday, June 13th -- Tuesday, June 15,
2004, at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The main conference themes and principal organizers are listed
below. Plenary speakers are to be announced at a later date and
a web site giving further conference details will be available
shortly.

In addition to the sessions associated with the main themes,
contributed sessions play an important role in the success of
our meetings. The CMS and CAIMS welcome and invite proposals
for self-supported, contributed sessions for this joint
meeting. Proposals should include a brief description of the
focus and purpose of the session, the number and expected
length of the talks, as well as the organizer's name, complete
address, telephone number, e-mail address, etcetera. These
additional sessions will be incorporated with the other sessions
in time blocks allocated by the Meeting Directors. All sessions
will be advertised in the CMS Notes, in the CAIMS Newsletter,
on the web sites and, if possible, in the Notices of the AMS and
in publications of other societies. Speakers in these additional
sessions will be requested to submit abstracts which will be
published in the meeting programme.

Those wishing to organize a session should send a proposal to
either Meeting Director by the deadline below.

Deadline: September 15, 2003

Meeting Directors

Richard Wood Meeting (CMS) - (rjwood@mathstat.dal.ca)
Patrick Keast (CAIMS) - (keast@mathstat.dal.ca)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 3J5
Tel: (902) 494 2572 Fax: (902) 494 5130 e-mail:

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Topos Theory
Organizer: Myles Tierney

Applications of Invariant Theory to Differential Geometry
Organizers: R. Milson and M. Fels

Hopf Algebras and Related Topics
Organizer: Yuri Bahturin

Graph Theory and the Web
Organizer: J. Janssen

Nonlinear Dynamics in Biology and Medicine
Organizer: Shigui Ruan

Fluid Dynamics
Organizers: Serpil Kocabiyik and Richard Karsten

Numerical Algorithms for Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems
Organizer: Tony Humphries

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From: jack macki <jack.macki@ualberta.ca>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 10:22:27 -0600

Update on The Canadian Applied Mathematics Quarterly

The Canadian Applied Mathematics Quarterly is steadily moving closer to
being up-to-date. We have mailed all of Volume 8 (2000) and Volume 9,
nos. 1 and 2 (half of 2001). Nos. 3 and 4 are being printed, and should
be mailed out by the end of April. Volume 10 (2002), No. 1 has just
been given to the printer, so we are expecting to mail it out early
in May. No. 2 is being proofed by authors, and Nos. 3 and 4 are being
Tex edited by the CMS team in Winnipeg. Volume 10, number 1 contains
the presentations from the CAIMS meeting in Victoria, and is a very
large and exciting issue--170 pages versus our usual 100-120 pages.
Number 2 will contain a very interesting collection of papers from Mike
Lamoureux's Pims conference on imaging.

Most of volume 11(2003), at least numbers 1-3, has been reserved for
papers from the upcoming June Butler conference. This gives us the hope
that we can be up to date by this time next year.

The rather messy subscription list we received from the Rocky Mountain
Mathematics Consortium (our previous editor and publisher) is now cleaned
up and current. One of the subscription jobbers has gone bankrupt, which
complicates things slightly, but we are honouring all request for missed
issues even though it was not our fault.

The finances of the journal are still tight. We have a subscription income
of around $8,000 per year, and it costs about $12,000 per year to publish
500 pages. The printing costs are only about $2500, it is the editing
(and postage) that is expensive. The CMS TeX editing is a bit pricey
(about $8700 per volume), but of very high quality. We have a contract
with them for volume 10, and we may switch to using local resources here
in Edmonton for volume 11--it would be a bit hectic, but we do have the
talent, and we estimate a reduction in editing costs to less than $6,000.
For now, the Applied Mathematics Institute of the University of Alberta
will be subsidizing the journal. I am hoping that CAIMS may be able to
help. I am also hoping that every CAIMS member will if possible ensure
that his/her library subscribes. We are discussing the future of CAMQ with
Pims, but nothing much can be done until Pims chooses its new director.

The Rocky Mountain Mathematics Consortium costs were astronomical in
comparison with our present costs--they were charging out our journal
at about C$30,000 per volume. This means that over the years they
subsidized the journal to a total of over $C300,000. However, their
printing costs (not their editing costs) were so absurdly high that this
is not a realistic figure. We do not owe them any money, since there
was only a commitment to publish at any cost, but we do feel a moral
obligation to provide the 22 RMMC member schools with free subscriptions
for the foreseeable future. We are probably not losing much money from
this, since most would probably not be able to afford an institutional
subscription to a small Canadian applied mathematics journal. Our
relations with the RMMC are still good, and we have by moving things
to Canada removed a financial burden from the RMMC. They are interested
in doing the TeX editing for us, but we find that communication with
their office in Tempe, Arizona is just too often unclear and difficult
in spite of the best of intentions.

For latest information, visit our website:
http://www.math.ualberta.ca/ami/canadian_applied_math_quarterly2.htm or
email us at camq@math.ualberta.ca .

Jack Macki and Bryant Moodie Managing Editors (This news brief was
prepared by Jack, if there are errors or omissions, please complain
to Bryant)

Jack Macki, Professor of Mathematics Director, Applied Mathematics
Institute Ph. (780) 492-5725 FAX: 492-6826 jmacki@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca
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From: "Samuel Shen" <shen@ualberta.ca>
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2003 15:50:38 -0700

CANADA & US OPEN BANFF INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH STATION
THE MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES' CENTRE IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and
Discovery (BIRS) will open in Banff, Alberta on Friday February 28, 2003.
BIRS is a collaborative Canada-US venture that provides an environment for
creative interaction and the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods
within the mathematical sciences and with related sciences and industry.

BIRS is the fulfillment of a remarkable effort led by the Pacific Institute
for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), itself a major collaborative venture
between all the universities in Alberta and BC, as well as the University of
Washington. The US partnership is led by the Mathematical Sciences Research
Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley, California. BIRS also receives the help and
participation of the Network of Centers of Excellence for Mathematics of
Information Technology and Complex Systems Network (MITACS). Thus BIRS is,
from its inception, a truly international venture.

BIRS is located on the site of the world renowned Banff Centre in Banff,
Alberta. It has its own building, Corbett Hall, and facilities which allow
mathematical scientists a secluded environment, complete with accommodation
and the necessary computing facilities, for uninterrupted research
activities in a variety of formats, all in a magnificent mountain setting.

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From: rbechtel <rbechtel@ualberta.ca>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 10:27:39 -0700

PIMS Mathematical Biology Summer Workshops

The 2nd Annual PIMS Mathematical Biology Summer Workshop will be held at the
University of Alberta from April 30-May 9, 2003. The Centre for Mathematical
Biology offers this 10-day intensive mathematical biology summer workshop to
approximately twenty-five undergraduate students from mathematics or other
quantitative sciences from across North America. The aim is to introduce
students to mathematical modeling and analysis applied to real biological
systems. Typical students will have completed 2-3 years of undergraduate
study (or equivalent) in mathematics or a similar quantitative science.
Undergraduates in their 3rd year are especially encouraged to attend.

The instructors are Gerda de Vries, Thomas Hillen, Mark Lewis, and Frithjof
Lutscher (all of the University of Alberta). Application for the program
should be made online at: http://www.math.ualberta.ca/~mathbio/summerschool.

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From: Siv Sivaloganathan <ssivalog@sumathi.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 14:35:14 -0500 (EST)

Sponsored by the Fields Institute for Mathematical
Sciences/MITACS/University of Waterloo:

Summer School on Introduction to "Mathematical Medicine"
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21-26 July 2003
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at the University of Waterloo
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The summer school is comprised of five introductory but intensive courses
suitable for beginning graduate students or strong final year
undergraduate students with a background in applied mathematics. The
courses will be given by enthusiastic and stimulating instructors who are
all leading researchers in these fields.
Student support is available for Canadian-based graduate and
undergraduate students.

This will be followed by a workshop at the Fields Institute on :

Applications of Mathematics in Medicine
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28-30 July 2003
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This will be very broad in scope with invited talks covering topics over a
wide range of medical specialties. The intention is to bring together
physicians, applied mathematicians as well as experts in scientific
computation to focus on current problems of medical interest. The invited
speakers (comprised of physicians and applied mathematicians) are all
leading authorities in their fields and workshop participants will have
the opportunity to interact with speakers and each other and to initiate
collaborations where interests overlap. Graduate students and researchers
starting in this field will gain a good overview of this vibrant and
exciting interdisciplinary field of research.

Registration forms and details of both events can be found at:

www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/03-04/mathmedicine/index.html

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From: Bill Langford <wlangfor@uoguelph.ca>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 09:00:34 -0500

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at
the University of Guelph is pleased to announce the
following new faculty appointments.
Each new faculty member's name is followed by the
appointment date, field of expertise, and Ph.D.
institution and date.

Heinz Bauschke, August 2001, Optimization,
Ph.D. Simon Fraser University, 1996.

Gary Umphrey, August 2001, Biostatistics,
Ph.D. Carleton University, 1992.

Julie Horrocks, July 2002, Biostatistics,
Ph.D. University of Waterloo 1999.

Hermann Eberl, January 2003, Biomathematics,
Ph.D. TU Munich 1998.

Hristo Sendov, July 2003, Optimization,
Ph.D. University of Waterloo 2000.

David Kribs, July 2003, Analysis,
Ph.D. University of Waterloo 2000.

Monica Cojocaru, August 2003, Dynamical Systems,
Ph.D. Queen's University 2002.

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From: "Wall, Mary" <maryw@mun.ca>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 11:46:21 -0230

MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Memorial University
of Newfoundland invites applications for an NSERC University Faculty
Award directed at increasing the representation of women in science. A
successful candidate will be appointed as a regular tenure-track faculty
member at the Assistant Professor level in Applied Mathematics in the
Department of Mathematics and Statistics starting September 1, 2004.
A PhD in Applied Mathematics with evidence of outstanding research is
required. Duties will include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate
levels.

The position is open for applications from excellent women candidates who
can demonstrate experience in more than one of the applied mathematics
areas, such as Dynamical Systems, Fluid Dynamics, Mathematical Biology,
Numerical Analysis or Partial Differential Equations. Expertise in
scientific computation (numerical and symbolic) will be considered
an asset for this position. Through their research, this individual
will contribute to the advancement of computational applied mathematics
in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics as well as Memorial's
interdisciplinary Computational Science program.

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2003 and continue until
a candidate is identified for submission to NSERC by October 15, 2003.
Candidates should submit a Curriculum Vitae, a description of research
interests, and selected (pre)reprints of publications. They should also
arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation, at least one
of which is a teaching reference, to be sent to:

MS-UFA-AMAT-01
Dr. Herbert Gaskill, Head
Department of Mathematics & Statistics,
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland,
A1C 5S7 Canada
E-mail: head@math.mun.ca Internet: www.math.mun.ca

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.

In accordance with NSERC UFA eligibility requirements only Canadian
citizens and permanent residents of Canada should apply. Partners of
candidates for positions are invited to include their resume for possible
matching with other job opportunities.

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From: iims@Ms.UManitoba.CA
Date: Sun, 02 Mar 2003 16:58:08 -0600 (CST)

MedMath2003 Symposium

"Fractals, Networks & Power Laws:
Their Importance for Medicine & Its Allied Sciences"

May 29 - 30, 2003
Fort Garry Hotel
Winnipeg, Manitoba

MedMath2003 is jointly organized by the Department of Anesthesia and the
Institute of Industrial Mathematical Sciences at the University of Manitoba.
Primary funding has been provided by ICRH, the Institute of Circulatory and
Respiratory Health, under the New Frontiers Program.

For the list of international speakers and additional information, please
visit http:// www.umanitoba.ca/institutes/iims/medmath.shtml
We hope you can find the time to attend. Please forward to others who may be
interested.

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From: Yaneer Bar-Yam <yaneer@necsi.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 16:04:20 -0500

ONE WEEK INTENSIVE COURSE:
COMPLEX PHYSICAL, BIOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL SYSTEMS

-- A coherent program of study of complex systems concepts
and methods.

Dates: June 16-20, 2003
Location: UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
http://necsi.org/education/oneweek/summer03.html

This is a full semester course in a one-week format.

SUBJECT MATTER:
Introduction to essential concepts of complex systems and
related mathematical methods and simulation strategies
with application to physical, biological and social
systems.

Concepts to be discussed include: emergence, complexity,
networks, self-organization, pattern formation, evolution,
adaptation, fractals, chaos, cooperation, competition,
attractors, interdependence, scaling, dynamic response,
information, and function.

Methods to be discussed include: statistical methods,
cellular automata, agent-based modeling, pattern
recognition, system representation and informatics.

Demonstration of the application of complex systems
methods will be made through studies of: Social systems:
education system, health care system, military system;
Psychosocial systems: patterns of social behavior, mind,
creativity, awareness; Biological systems: evolution,
physiology, immune system, brain, cellular systems,
genetic networks; Physical systems: meteorology.

TARGET AUDIENCE:
This course is intended for post-doctoral fellows,
faculty, graduate students and others who would like to
gain an understanding of the fundamentals of complex
systems, and develop methodological tools for conducting
research in their respective fields.

CREDIT: Arrangements for credit at a home institution
Should be made in advance. Contact info@necsi.org

For more information and registration:
http://necsi.org/education/oneweek/summer03.html

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From: "ICCS Conference Secretary" <iccsmd@science.uva.nl>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 17:19:31 +0100 (CET)

The International Conference on Computational Science ICCS 2003, to be
held in Melbourne (Australia) and St. Petersburg (Russia) on June 2 - 4,
2003, is happy to announce that the two conference programs are finalized
and the conference proceedings are being printed.

At this moment over 500 scientists, vendors and end-users registered for
ICCS 2003.
A few more places are available at both sites.

The deadline for registration is:

For St. Petersburg (Russia) the registration deadline is: April 15, 2003;
thereafter the registration is completely closed at St. Petersburg for
those needing a visa.

For Melbourne (Australia) the early bird registration ends on: April 22,
2003; thereafter there might be a possibility for late registration.

For all information see the WebPages of ICCS'03:
http://www.science.uva.nl/events/ICCS2003/

On behalf of the ICCS 2003 organization,
Jack Dongarra and Peter Sloot

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From: Freddy Malpica <eista@confinf.org>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2003 12:09:44 -0400

EISTA 2003

On behalf of the Inter-American Organization of Higher Education IOHE
http://www.oui-iohe.qc.ca, which includes about 400 universities, and
EISTA's Organizing Committee, I would like to invite you to participate
in the International Conference on Education and Information Systems:
Technologies and Applications EISTA 2003, which will be held in Orlando,
Florida, USA, in July 31, August 1-2, 2003.

The main objective of EISTA '03 is to provide a forum for the
presentation of both: solutions and problems of the applications of
Information Communication Technologies (ICT) in Education and Training.

If you would also like to consider the possibility of organizing an
invited session related to the topic of your research interest in this
field, please fill the form provided for invited sessions' organizers
proposal given in our conference web page
http://www.confinf.org/eista03/cv/cv.asp, attaching your CV or
your URL web page.

Would you consider the possibility of helping us in the reviewing
process?. If so please, fill the form provided for reviewers in our
web page.

You can find more information about the conference, in our web page
http://www.confinf.org/eista03.

Regards,

Prof. Freddy Malpica
President of the Inter-American Organization of Higher Education IOHE
General Chair EISTA 2003

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From: Sue Ann Campbell <sacampbe@uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2003 13:18:32 -0400

Second Call for Papers

WABI 2003

3rd Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics

Budapest, Hungary September 15-20, 2003

>>>>>> DEADLINE April 28, 2003 <<<<<<

Scope:

The Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics covers research in all aspects
of algorithmic work in bioinformatics and computational biology. The emphasis
is on discrete algorithms that address important problems in molecular
biology, genomics and genetics, that are founded on sound models, that are
computationally efficient, that have been implemented and tested in
simulations and on real datasets and that provide new biological results. The
goal is to present recent research results, including significant
work-in-progress, and to identify and explore directions for future
research.

WABI 2003 will be held as part of ALGO 2003 in Budapest, Hungary, 15-20
September, 2003.

Address any questions to the program committee co-chairs, Gary Benson
(benson@camelot.mssm.edu) and Roderic Page (r.page@bio.gla.ac.uk).

Important Dates:

Submission deadline 28 April, 2003
Notification to authors 2 June, 2003
Final version due 30 June, 2003
Symposium 15-20 September, 2003

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From: Sue Ann Campbell <sacampbe@uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2003 13:18:32 -0400

Computational Modelling in Medicine
17-19 September 2003
Edinburgh, Scotland

Held under the auspices of International Centre for Mathematical Sciences
(ICMS), and incorporating the twelfth Scottish Computational Mathematics
Symposium (SCMS). The meeting is supported by EPSRC and LMS. The first day
will follow the usual SCMS format of five invited lectures, and the second
and third days will involve a mixture of invited and contributed talks.

CONFERENCE THEMES:

Mathematical modelling and numerical simulation play a major role in many
important medical applications. The meeting will be organised around the two
interlinked themes of THE VASCULAR AND PULMONARY SYSTEMS and SOFT TISSUE
MECHANICS. The purpose is to bring together people who work on mathematical
modelling, numerical analysis, simulation and direct medical applications
related to these areas, and to act as a focus to stimulate further research
and development of even more realistic medical simulations.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 4 (deadline for SCMS day only is September 5)

REGISTRATION DETAILS & CALL FOR PAPERS:
www.ma.hw.ac.uk/icms/meetings/2003/cmm

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From: Yaneer Bar-Yam <yaneer@necsi.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 16:04:20 -0500

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPLEX SYSTEMS, MAY 2004

The next International Conference on Complex Systems
(ICCS) is scheduled for May 16-21, 2004 (next year) in
Boston, MA.

Symposium / special session proposals are welcome
and should be sent to abstracts@necsi.org.

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From: Eric Muller <emuller@spartan.ac.brocku.ca>
Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2003 09:25:11 -0400

To: Associations, Societies, and others with interest in mathematical
modelling and applications.

The theme of the fourteenth Study by the
International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI)
is on "Applications and Modelling in Mathematics Education".
Dates: February 13 to 17, 2004
Place: Dortmund, Germany
Submissions are due by June 15, 2004.
For further details please see
http://www.brocku.ca/mathematics/ICMI/study14/

If this Study may be of interest to members of your Association or Society,
kindly place the information on your Web site and forward it to anyone else
who could contribute to the Study.
Thank you for your assistance.

Eric Muller, Professor of Mathematics and Education
Chair, Department of Mathematics
Director, Concurrent BSc/BEd Program
Brock University
St Catharines, ON phone:- 905 688 5550 ext. 3297
L2S 3A1 fax:- 905 682 9020
email:- emuller@spartan.ac.brocku.ca
url:- http://www.brocku.ca/mathematics/people/muller/

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