0204_February-2004

CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 04 Number 1
February 4, 2004

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

CONTENTS

Society News

1. CAIMS*SCMAI 2004 in Halifax - Joint with the CMS Summer Meeting

2. Update on CAMQ

3. Abba Gumel receives African mathematics medal.

News from the Institutes

4.* Fields Institute Workshop "The Point of Point Processes"

5.* MITACS-PIMS Special program on Infectious Diseases at BIRS

Other News

6. News from the Applied Math Institute at the University of Alberta

7. Canadian Association of Research Libraries Announces Panel for
Knowledge Dissemination Research Study

Journals

8. Applied Bioinformatics

9. International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics

Conferences

10.* Modeling Mental Processes and Disorders

11.* Maple Summer Workshop July 11-14

12.* International Conference on Differential Equations and
Applications in Mathematical Biology

13.* Sixth International conference on Cellular Automata for Research and
Industry

14. WSEAS Conferences in Biological Sciences

Position Announcements

15. Postdoctoral Position in Applied and Industrial Mathematics
Simon Fraser University

16. 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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Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 16:46:37 -0400 (AST)
From: Paul Muir <muir@cs.stmarys.ca>

CAIMS*SCMAI 2004 Annual Conference
June 13-15, 2004
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia

A joint meeting with the following:
Canadian Mathematical Society
16th Canadian Symposium on Fluid Dynamics
Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics

Deadlines:

April 10, 2004 - Submission of abstracts for all sessions
- Application for Graduate Student travel grants
May 1, 2004 - Early registration (reduced rate)

More information on :

* the block schedule
* abstract submission
* registration
* accommodations
* travel grants for graduate students and postdocs

is available at the conference website:

http://www.cms.math.ca/Events/summer04/index.e (English)
http://www.cms.math.ca/Events/summer04/index.e (Francais)

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Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 09:58:32 -0700
From: jack macki <jackmacki@mac.com>

The Canadian Applied Mathematics Quarterly is slowly moving towards being
up-to-date. All of Volume 10 (2002) has either been mailed (10-1, 10-2),
is being printed (10-3), or has just gone to the printer (10-4). All of
Volume 11 will be devoted to proceedings from the Butler Conference,
and we are presently slotting accepted papers into Volume 12 (2004).
Thanks to wonderful money management by Herb Freedman and Jo So, the
Butler Conference is able to make a substantial contribution to CAMQ.

Volume 10, nos. 1 and 2 are especially big, and present some very nice
papers from conferences and workshops sponsored by CAIMS/MITACS/PIMS.

CAMQ has not renewed its contract for TeX editing with the Canadian
Math. Society. Although their service was excellent, the cost was far too
high for a small journal like ours. We expect to reduce our TeX editing
costs by 50% by moving the TeX editing to the U of A. We are still
evaluating our relationship with Quality Color Printing on the U of A,
which has certainly been a interesting one, and at times very frustrating.

We have had some absolutely strange experiences with mail service. One of
our editors, Hal Smith at Arizona State University, never received his
reprints of a published article, nor did he receive his mailed out copy
of the journal. A check of our address labels confirmed that everything
was correct, but nothing ever arrived nor were we informed. If you have
not received your copies of CAMQ, let us know (danam@ualberta.ca).

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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Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 14:44:23 -0500
From: Jianhong Wu <wujh@mathstat.yorku.ca>

Abba Gumel, Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba and CAIMS*SCMAI
member, was awarded the African medal for young African mathematician in
Applied Mathematics. The award was given by the African Mathematical Union
(AMU) in conjunction with the International Conference for Mathematical
Sciences (ICMS2003) which took place in the University of Abeokuta, Nigeria,
November 17-22, 2003.

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Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 15:44:23
From: Sue Ann Campbell <sacampbell@uwaterloo.ca>

Dear colleague:

We are organizing a workshop sponsored by the Fields Institute
entitled "The Point of Point Processes" to be held at the University
of Ottawa, February 23-25, 2004. The goal of the workshop is to
provide researchers and graduate students with an introduction to
the theory and applications of stochastic point processes in an
informal atmosphere. There will be a 6 hour mini-course on point
process methods in probability, complemented by talks from
leading researchers who will focus on the applications of point
processes in disciplines such as neuroscience, finance,
telecommunications, statistics, simulation and physics.

The invited speakers include:

John Braun (University of Western Ontario)
Lightning and Forest Fire Ignitions.
Andre Longtin (Department of Physics, University of Ottawa)
Analysis of non-renewal neural point processes.
Ely Merzbach (Bar Ilan University, Israel)
What is a multi-parameter renewal process?
Bruno Remillard (HEC, Montreal)
Point processes and applications in credit risk.
Bruce Smith (Dalhousie University, Halifax)
Exceedance Point Processes, with Application to
Estimation of Extreme Sea Levels.
Ryszard Szekli (University of Wroclaw, Poland)
Stochastic ordering of point processes with time dynamics:
overview of methods and applications.

We are also encouraging graduate students and postdoctoral
fellows to give contributed presentations on their current research
involving either the theory or application of point processes. They
are welcome to present work in progress, and could benefit greatly
from feedback from the experts present. There are funds available
for expenses of students and postdoctoral fellows, so please
encourage your students to apply for funding and to contribute a talk.
The deadline for submission of abstracts and requests for funding is
January 21, 2004. For forms and full information, visit our website:

www.mathstat.uottawa.ca/conf/fields04/fields-main.html

Ottawa is a great place to be in February. Winterlude will be in
progress on the weekend preceding the workshop, so bring your
skates and skis.

If you require any additional information, don't hesitate to contact
either of us.

Best regards,

Gail Ivanoff
givanoff@uottawa.ca

Andre Dabrowski
ardsg@uottawa.ca

** Forwarded to CAIMS*SCMAI Members by Sue Ann Campbell **

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Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2004 11:36:08 -0500
From: wujh <wujh@mathstat.yorku.ca>

MITACS-PIMS Special program on Infectious Diseases at BIRS,
June 19-July 2, 2004.

To continue the success of the MITACS-PIMS-Health Canada Meeting on SARS
held in BIRS in September of 2003, in furthering the fruitful interplay
among mathematical, statistical, and epidemiological sciences, and to
provide effective training for graduate students and junior researchers
in the collaborative research in infectious diseases based on
mathematical modeling and qualitative analysis, MITACS and PIMS are
sponsoring a Special Program on Infectious Diseases at the Banff
International Research Station in Banff, Alberta.

The program, organized by the team of the MITACS project Transmission
Dynamics and Spatial Spread of Infectious Diseases: Modeling, Prediction
and Control, consists of a Summer School (for graduate students and
beginning postdoctoral fellows) June 19 - June 27 followed by a
Research Conference June 28 - July 2, 2004.

Details can be found in the Program's homepage at
http://www.math.mcmaster.ca/arino/banff/

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Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 09:58:32 -0700
From: jack macki <jackmacki@mac.com>

The Applied Mathematics Institute of the University of Alberta has a
new director. Professor Michael Li will assume the position as soon
as he clears away some other responsibilities, July 1 at the latest.

Syncrude has agreed to sponsor a distinguished lecture series in applied
mathematics, and we are in the process of arranging the first talks in the
series.

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Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 19:19:48 -0400
From: Bill Birdsall <billbirdsall@accesswave.ca>

Canadian Association of Research Libraries
Association des bibliothques de recherche du Canada

HALIFAX, January 20, 2004 - Panel Selection Finalized for Knowledge
Dissemination Research Study.

The Research Team of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries' study
is pleased to announce the membership of the study's Consensus Panel.

The study entitled 0ptimizing the Transformation of Knowledge
Dissemination: Towards a Canadian Research Strategy aims to identify
critical areas within the Canadian scholarly communication system
that must be addressed and propose a research strategy for knowledge
dissemination in Canada. As such, the study will be employing a consensus
process methodology using the input of Canadian researchers- the creators
and users of scholarly knowledge.

The ten panel members were drawn from a pool of over 70 researchers
from a range of disciplines and at various stages of the research
careers. Over the next several months, the panel will be considering
input from other Canadian researchers, stakeholders, and experts using
web-based technologies. These presentations will also be available to
all interested parties to the general public via the study website.

The Panel members are as follows:

Mr. Darren Anderson, Ph. D. Student, Chemistry, University of Toronto.

Dr. Andrew Applejohn, Director, Aurora Research Institute, Artic Studies,
Aurora College, Inuvik.

Dr. Helne Beauchamp, Director, Centre de recherches theatrales, Theatre,
Ecole superieure de theatre, Universite du Quebec a Montreal.

Dr. Richard Cunningham, Assistant Professor, English, Acadia University.

Dr. Karen R. Grant, Vice-Provost (Academic Affairs), Sociology, University
of Manitoba.

Dr. Donald Jamieson, CEO and Scientific Director, Canadian Language and
Literacy Research Network, Cognitive Psychology, University of Western
Ontario.

Dr. Beverly Lemire, Professor, History, University of New Brunswick.

Dr. Richard S. Rosenberg, Professor, Computer Science, University of
British Columbia.

Dr. Guy Tremblay, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Universite Laval.

Dr. Cora Weber-Pillwax, Program Coordinator of First Nations Education,
Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta.

For more details, visit the project website at www.kdstudy.ca or contact
the Principal Investigator:

William F. Birdsall, Research Associate
Canadian Association of Research Libraries
Tel: (902) 835-2821
Email: billbirdsall@accesswave.ca

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Association des bibliothques de recherche du Canada

HALIFAX, 20 janvier, 2004 - Confirmation du choix du panel pour l'etude
sur la recherche sur la diffusion des connaissances.

L'equipe de recherche pour l'etude de l'Association canadienne des
bibliothques de recherche est heureuse d'annoncer la composition du
panel consensuel pour cette etude.

L'etude intitulee Optimiser la transformation de la diffusion des
connaissances : vers une strategie de recherche canadienne a pour but
de determiner les aspects critiques sur lesquels il faut se pencher,
dans le systme de communications savantes au Canada et de proposer
une strategie de recherche pour la diffusion des connaissances au
Canada. Comme telle, l'etude se servira d'une methodologie basee sur
le consensus, en utilisant les reflexions des chercheurs canadiens -
les createurs et les utilisateurs des connaissances academiques.

Les dix membres du panel proviennent d'un ensemble de plus de 70
chercheurs representant un eventail de disciplines et qui sont
des etapes differentes de leur carrire de chercheurs. Durant les
quelques mois venir, le panel etudiera les reflexions des autres
chercheurs canadiens, des parties prenantes et des experts utilisant
des technologies basees sur le Web. Ces presentations seront egalement
accessibles toutes les parties interessees et au public en general,
sur le site Web de l'etude.

Les membres du panel sont :

M. Darren Anderson, etudiant au doctorat en chimie, University of Toronto.

M. Andrew Applejohn, Ph. D., directeur, Aurora Research Institute,
Artic Studies, Aurora College, Inuvik.

Mme Helne Beauchamp, Ph. D., directrice, Centre de recherches thetrales,
Thetre, cole superieure de thetre, Universite du Quebec Montreal.

M. Richard Cunningham, Ph. D., professeur adjoint, Anglais, Acadia
University.

Mme Karen R. Grant, Ph. D., vice doyenne (Affaires academiques),
Sociologie, University of Manitoba.

M. Donald Jamieson, Ph. D., chef de la direction et directeur
scientifique, Reseau canadien de recherche sur le langage et
l'alphabetisation, Psychologie cognitive, University of Western Ontario.

Mme Beverly Lemire, Ph. D., professeur, Histoire, Universite du
Nouveau-Brunswick.

M. Richard S. Rosenberg, Ph. D., professeur, Sciences informatiques,
University of British Columbia.

M. Guy Tremblay, Ph. D., professeur adjoint, Medecine, Universite Laval.

Mrs. Cora Weber-Pillwax, Ph. D., coordonnatrice du programme First
Nations Education, Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta.

Pour obtenir plus de details, veuillez consulter le site Web du projet
www.kdstudy,ca ou communiquez avec l'enquteur principal :

William F. Birdsall, adjoint la recherche
Association canadienne des bibliothques de recherche
Tel. : 902 835-2821
Courriel : billbirdsall@accesswave.ca
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Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 16:01:25 +1300
From: Tim Hill <publisher@openmindjournals.com>

The Founding Editor of "Applied Bioinformatics", Professor Allen Rodrigo,
is pleased to announce the selection of the journal by the National
Library of Medicine's Literature Selection Technical Review Committee
for inclusion in MedLine and Index Medicus. All issues published to date
will be indexed and made available.

Tim Hill, Chief Executive at Open Mind Journals, said "this is
a confirmation of the high standards and intellectual rigour that
Professor Rodrigo, his honorary editorial board and the editorial team
and production staff bring to the journal. To be selected by the experts
from the National Library of Medicine is an independent recognition of
the high standards that the Applied Bioinformatics team has set itself."

ABSTRACTS Available at:
http://www.openmindjournals.com/Bio_Archive_Top.htm

ONLINE REVIEW JOURNAL Available via:
http://www.openmindjournals.com/full_text_registration.htm

SUBMIT A PAPER FOR PUBLICATION Email to: editor@openmindjournals.com

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Subscribe to 2004 issues and receive 2003 at no cost - use Discount
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Open Mind Journals Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Open
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respond to this email with "unsubscribe" in the subject line.

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Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 13:22:29 +0200
From: ijpam <ijpam@mail.bg>

International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, ISSN 1311-8080

Editor-in-Chief: Drumi Bainov
Medical University of Sofia
P.O. Box 45, Sofia 1504, Bulgaria;
Fax: 00359-2-987-9874,
E-mail: drumibainov@yahoo.com

Managing Editor: Svetoslav Nenov
Dept. of Mathematics, Univ. of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy
8 Kliment Ohridski Blvd., Sofia 1756, Bulgaria;
E-mail: s_nenov@hotmail.com

Editorial Board

J. Abadie (France)
H. Adeli (USA)
I. Argyros (USA)
O. Axelsson (The Netherlands)
D. Bainov (Bulgaria)
A. Baker (USA)
M. Balas (USA)
H. Banks (USA)
V. Barbu (Romania)
P. Bates (USA)
G. Beer (USA)
J. Bona (USA)
G. Buttazzo (Italy)
F. Calogero (Italy)
J. Cash (UK)
C. Castaing (France)
E. Cheney (USA)
J. Conway (USA)
G. Cooperman (USA)
G. Da Prato (Italy)
C. Dafermos (USA)
G. Dantzig (USA)
F. Deutsch (USA)
E. DiBenedetto (USA)
I. Duff (UK)
C. Elliott (UK)
D. Evans (UK)
R. Ewing (USA)
R. Finn (USA)
T. Fokas (UK)
H. Frankowska (France)
R. Freund (USA)
W. Gautschi (USA)
B. Gavish (USA)
C. Gear (USA)
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R. Graham (USA)
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C. Hess (France)
M. Iri (Japan)
M. Ito (Japan)
J. Jeffers (UK)
H. Kawarada (Japan)
N. Kenmochi (Japan)
D. Larson (USA)
G. Leitmann (USA)
T.-T. Li (P.R. China)
P. Lions (France)
M. Luskin (USA)
V. Milman (Israel)
C. Mitchell (UK)
B. Mordukhovich (USA)
K. Morgan (UK)
D. Motreanu (France)
Z. Nashed (USA)
S. Nenov (Bulgaria)
H. Niederreiter (Singapore)
G. Nurnberger (Germany)
J. Osborn (USA)
M. tani (Japan)
D. Pallaschke (Germany)
C. Pao (USA)
N. Pavel (USA)
G. Pinder (USA)
S. Reich (Israel)
M. Renardy (USA)
L. Rowen (Israel)
P. Sabatier (France)
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T. Ward (USA)
R. Wets (USA)
O. Widlund (USA)
M. Yasugi (Japan)
L. Zadeh (USA)
J. Zou (Hong Kong)

Aims and Scope

The journal will publish carefully selected original research papers
from all areas of mathematics.

Call for Papers

Authors are cordially invited to submit papers in triplicate to the
Editor: Drumi Bainov. Manuscripts submitted to this journal will be
considered for publication with the understanding that the same work has
not been published and is not under consideration for publication
elsewhere. Authors are cordially invited to submit papers in triplicate
to the Editor: Drumi Bainov or to a member of the Editorial Board.
Manuscripts submitted to this journal will be considered for publication
with the understanding that the same work has not been published and is
not under consideration for publication elsewhere

Cover-to-Cover Reviewed/Indexed in: Math. Rev., Zbl. Math., CMP.

http://www.zblmath.fiz-karlsruhe.de/MATH/serials/index
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Academic Publications

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for Boizmann machine, Cognitive Science, 62 (1985), 147-169.
[2] D.O. Hebb, Organization of Behavior, Wiley, New York (1949).

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Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 17:56:32 +0200
From: SERKAN <stumbay@globalturizm.com.tr>

Dear Sir/Lady,

We will arrange a International Congress named MODELING MENTAL PROCESSES and
DISORDERS between 24-29 May 2004 in KUADASI/ZMR/TURKEY. You will find
general information about congress www.agoramodeling2004.org web site.

We will give this informations to Congress Presidents Prof. Dr. akire Poun
( Director, Ege University Center for Brain Research Turkey) and Prof. Dr.
Hans Liljenstrom (President, Agora for Biosystems Sweden). Please call for
registration.

Best Regards,

GLOBAL TOURISM and ORGANISATION

ORGANISATION SECRATARIAT

TOPICS

a.. Modelling concepts for experimentalists
b.. Mathematical models of brain function
c.. Statistical models of brain function
d.. Behavioural models of brain function
e.. Modeling neuropsychiatric disorders
f.. Fractals and chaos
g.. Modelling addiction
h.. Modeling drug action in the brain
i.. Models of sleep patterns and sleep disorders
j.. Stochastic processes in brain function
k.. Models of learning and memory
l.. Computational approaches to brain dynamics
m.. Neurodynamic models of brain in psychiatry
n.. Integrating network, cellular and molecular levels of modeling
o.. Models derived from the electrical activity of the brain (EEGs and
ERPs)
p.. Brain - Computer interphases
WORKSHOP :
Data from an international database ( normal , and ADHD ) will be provided
to participants and modeling proposals will be evaluated,compared and
discussed.
SERDAR SYLER
PROJECT MANAGER

Nispetiye Cad. Durak. Apt. 16/1 D:12 Levent-stanbul
Tel : (212)-3254889 - 2830764 - 2829232
Fax: (212)-2681841
Web: www.globalturizm.com.tr

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Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2003 14:59:19 -0500
From: Nicole DeNoble <ndenoble@maplesoft.com>

Maple Summer Workshop
July 11-14, 2004
Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, Ontario

I invite you to learn more about the Maple Summer Workshop (MSW). The MSW
advanced program is now available, along with online registration, hotel
recommendations, and travel information. For conference details, and to
reserve your spot at MSW, visit www.maplesoft.com/msw.

The Maple Summer Workshop is an ideal opportunity to gather with a unique
community, comprised of Maple users. Please forward this message to any
colleagues or students who may be interested in attending.

To be included on our MSW e-mail list, to request an MSW poster, or for
general enquiries, please contact me at mswinfo@maplesoft.com Individuals
requesting MSW posters should provide a mailing address.

I hope to see you in July, at MSW 2004!

Sincerely,

Nicole DeNoble
MSW Program Coordinator
Maplesoft

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Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 10:50:52 -0600 (MDT)
From: Elena Braverman <maelena@math.ucalgary.ca>

It is our pleasure to announce that the International Conference
on DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS AND APPLICATIONS IN MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY
will take place in Nanaimo (British Columbia, Canada)
during July 18-23, 2003.

The topics of the conference:

Differential equations including
delay differential and integro-differential equations,
Difference equations,
Mathematical biology and Mathematical ecology,
Dynamical systems,
Control and optimization problems.

At the web site

http://www.math.ucalgary.ca/~maelena/Conf/prelimannounc.html

you can register for this meeting and see further details when
available.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee we kindly invite you to
participate.

With best regards,
Elena Braverman
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive N.W.,
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada
Office MS 444. Phone (403)-220-3956

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ACRI 2004: Call for papers

"From individual to collective behaviour"

Sixth International conference on
Cellular Automata for Research and Industry
(http://www.science.uva.nl/research/scs/events/ACRI2004)

Date: October 25-28, 2004
Location: University of Amsterdam, Science Park Amsterdam, The
Netherlands

Scope of the conference:
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Cellular Automata, in spite of their apparent simplicity, represent a
very powerful approach to study spatio-temporal systems in which complex
phenomena build up out of many simple local interactions. They often
provide solutions to real problems for which other, conventional
approaches fail.

John von Neumann, who is recognized as the father of cellular automata,
would have been a hundred years old in 2004. ACRI 2004 wants to
commemorate this important date by inviting researchers to submit
contributions related to von Neumann's work or to the emergence of
organisation in systems in which collaboration between components wins
over the individual behaviour.

The goal of this conference is to collect contributions concerning
Cellular Automata in various fields such as theory, implementations and
applications.

Local organizing committee:
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P.M.A. Sloot (University of Amsterdam, sloot@science.uva.nl)
B. Chopard (University of Geneva, bastien.chopard@cui.unige.ch)

Preliminary list of invited speakers:
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Prof. P. Hogeweg (Confirmed)
Prof. J. Crutchfield (TBD)
Prof. Toffoli (TBD) (in view of the von Neumann 100th anniversary
memorial session)
Prof. Andrew Adamatzky (TBD)
Prof. Vollmar (TBD)
Industrial (TBD)

Important dates:
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Paper submission: April 9,2004
Notification of acceptance: May 21, 2004
Camera ready version: July 1, 2004
Registration deadline: July 1, 2004

Participants are invited to submit a paper of no more than 8 pages A4.
Additional information concerning the paper format will soon appear on
http://www.science.uva.nl/research/scs/ACRI2004.

Further information on registration, travel and accommodation will be
posted as soon as possible on the conference web site:
http://www.science.uva.nl/research/scs/ACRI2004

Email address for the conference: acri2004@science.uva.nl

Conference themes:
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We welcome contributions related to the following domains:
Complex systems, emergent behaviour versus local behaviour
Environment: (Pollution models, biomass evolution, desertification,
erosion processes, landslides, etc)
Biological systems: (ecological models, species evolution, immune
systems, contamination processes, artificial life)
Socio-economical models: (vehicular and pedestrian traffic, urbanism,
social models, economical and financial processes, etc.)
Tools and Theory: (new algorithms based on CA, theory of computation,
CA environments, parallel cellular computing)
Modelling of physical or chemical systems: (hydrodynamics, reaction
diffusion systems, complex flows, etc)

International Steering committee:
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S. Bandini (U. Milano-Bicocca)
B. Chopard (U. Geneva)
G. Mauri (U. Milano-Bicocca)
H. Umeo (U. of Osaka Electro-Communication)
T. Worsch (U. Karlsruhe)

Preliminary list of the Scientific committee:
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Stefania Bandini, Gianpiero Cattaneo, Bastien Chopard, Samira El
Yacoubi, Salvatore di Gregorio, Giancarlo Mauri, Jacques Mazoyer,
Paola Rizzi, Giandomenico Spezzano, Roberto Serra, Giuseppe Trautteur,
Tamas Legendi, Marco Tomassini, Roland Vollmar, Andreas Deutsch,
Hiroshi Umeo, Furio Suggi Liverani, Olga Bandman, Moshe Sipper,
Thomas Worsch, Gianluca Tempesti, Franco Bagnoli, Witold Dzwinel,
Andrew Ilachinski, Jaap Kaandorp, Leen Torenvliet, Albert Zomaya,
Domenico Talia, Shin Morishita, Katsuhiro Nishinari.

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Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2004 07:12:38 +0200 (EET)
From: ara@wses.com

WSEAS JOURNALS IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
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WSEAS TRANSACTIONS ON BIOLOGY AND BIOMEDICINE

Topics on
BIOENGINEERING, MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY,
BIOCHEMISTRY, BIOPHYSICS, COMPUTER BIOLOGY,
BIOLOGICAL DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS,

More Information: http://www.wseas.org Click: Journals

WSEAS CONFERENCES IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
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* WSEAS Int.Conf. on MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY and ECOLOGY
Corfu Island, Greece, August 17-19, 2004

* 5th WSEAS International Conference on MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTERS IN
BIOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY (MCBC'04)
Tehran, Iran, November 15-17, 2004

* WSEAS Int.Conf. on OCEANOLOGY AND OCEANIC ENGINEERING
Vouliagmeni, Athens, Greece, July 12-13, 2004

Topics on
BIOENGINEERING, MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY,
BIOCHEMISTRY, BIOPHYSICS, COMPUTER BIOLOGY,
BIOLOGICAL DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS,

ALL THE ACCEPTED PAPERS WILL BE PUBLISHED
(a) as PAPERS in the conference proceedings
(b) as REGULAR PAPERS in the WSEAS TRANSACTIONS (Journals) or Books

More Information: http://www.wseas.org Click: Conferences

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Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2003 11:54:08 -0800
From: stockie@cs.sfu.ca

Postdoctoral Position in Applied and Industrial Mathematics

Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada)

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Applied and
Industrial Mathematics beginning September 1, 2004 (the start date is
negotiable). The position will be held within the "Mathematical
Modeling and Scientific Computing (MMSC)" project, which is part of the
Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS)
Network of Centres of Excellence. Information about the project can be
found at the MMSC website (http://www.math.ubc.ca/~wetton/mmsc/). The
salary is $45,000 (Canadian) plus benefits.

The successful candidate will have opportunities for collaboration with
researchers at both Simon Fraser University and the University of
British Columbia in nearby Vancouver. No teaching is required for this
position, although limited teaching duties could be arranged (with
stipend) if desired. The candidate will work half time on industrial
problems from the group's sponsor, Ballard Power Systems, a world leader
in hydrogen fuel cell technology. Depending on interest and skills,
there is also potential for involvement with the "Computational Fuel
Cell Dynamics Lab," a new tightly-integrated high performance computing
and visualization facility located at SFU.

This position is for one year with expected renewal for an additional
year and is subject to the availability of funds. Candidates must
possess a recent Ph.D. in Mathematics or a related discipline, and have
proven ability, or potential, for excellent research. Experience in
scientific computing and industrial mathematical modeling are definite
assets.

Applications should include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 2 or 3
selected preprints/reprints, and names and contact information for three
references. All application materials should be sent to:

Dr. John Stockie
c/o Tina Jewkes
MITACS Head Office
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
Canada
Fax: +1 604 268 6657
Email: stockie@math.sfu.ca

The deadline for applications is April 1, 2004. Hiring decisions are
made on the basis of merit, and all qualified persons are encouraged to
apply.

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