0405_April-2005

CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 05 Number 2
April 28, 2005

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

CONTENTS

Society News

1. Update on the Canadian Applied Mathematics Quarterly

Institute News

2. Upcoming events at the PIMS

3. Fields Institute Activities

Other News

4. Book Announcement - Collocation Methods for Volterra Integral and Related
Functional Equations by Hermann Brunner

5. New England Complex Systems Institute Announcements

Position Announcements

** Links to these and other position announcements can be found at
http://www.caims.ca/Positions

6. Memorial University of Newfoundland - Two tenure track positions
in Mathematics

7. Memorial University of Newfoundland - Two three-year contractual
positions in Mathematics

Conferences

** 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.

8. Workshop and Spring School: Mini-invasive procedures in medicine and
surgery: mathematical and computational challenges

9. High dimensional Partial Differential Equations in Science and Engineering

10. IMACS Conference on Iterative Methods and Scientific Computing

11. PDE-Based Image Processing and Related Inverse Problems

12. High Performance Computing and Communications

13. Complexity and Fractals in Nature - 9th International Multidisciplinary
Conference

14. The 18th Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence

15. International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks

16. Sixth International Conference on Advances in Fluid Mechanics

17. CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Information

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From: jack macki <jackmacki@mac.com>
Date:

The CAMQ website is been completely revamped. Have a look at
the draft version at
http://www.math.ualberta.ca/ami/CAMQ/camq_index.html
Tables of contents and abstracts of recent issues are becoming
available on-line, and we hope to fill this out right
back to Volume 1 in the months ahead. We are in the process
of making the articles themselves available on-line for subscribers,
but we are still testing our password access system.

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From: jack macki <jackmacki@mac.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 19:31:38 -0700

UPCOMING EVENTS AT PIMS

Members of CAIMS and their graduate students are encouraged to
participate in the 9th annual PIMS Graduate Math Modeling Camp (GMMC),
followed by the PIMS Industrial Problem Solving Workshop (IPSW).

The GMMC will be a four day workshop for graduate students in the
art of attacking industrial problems. Students will work in small
groups on specific model problems. Each problem is presented by a mentor,
who works with the students on that problem (students choose which problem
they want to attack). The GMMC will be at the University of Lethbridge (a
45 minute drive from Waterton Park, May 7-11, followed by the MITACS annual
meeting May 11- 14 at the University of Calgary, which would interest most
members of CAIMS (visit http://www.mitacs.ca/AC2005/ for more information).

The IPSW will be at the University of Calgary May 15-19. Students and
participating faculty will work on problems proposed by industrial
participants, each group with a full time industrial mentor and a full time
academic mentor. Details of this year's choice of problems can be found at
http://www.pims.math.ca/industrial/2005/05ipsw/problems.html
and include ice jams, running shoes and dinosaurs.
All interested academics are encouraged to participate, and graduate
students are especially encouraged to join in. Full details on how to
register and apply for support are available at
http://www.pims.math.ca/industrial/2005/05ipsw/

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From: Carl Riehm <criehm@fields.utoronto.ca>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 18:13:59 -0400 (EDT)

FIELDS INSTITUTE ACTIVITIES

One of the newest initiatives at the Fields Institute is the CENTRE FOR
MATHEMATICAL MEDICINE, whose aim is to bring together research expertise
in mathematics and medicine to address the multitude of mathematical
questions arising in medicine. Its directors are Amit M. Oza (Ontario
Cancer Institute) and Siv Sivaloganathan (University of Waterloo).

In March Kristin R. Swanson of the University of Washington delivered a
CMM seminar "Clinical applications of quantitative modeling for invasive
brain tumors (gliomas)" at the Fields Institute. The next seminar,
"Rational Drug Design for Cancer Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations" is
being given by Jack Tuszynski of the University of Alberta at the
Institute on July 8 at 4:15 p.m. An abstract of his talk can be seen at
http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/CMM/04-05/seminars/ .
The homepage of the CMM is at
http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/CMM/

Some further events of possible interest to CAIMS members which are coming
up during the next few months at the Fields Institute are:

COXETER LECTURE SERIES:
Renata Kallosh (Stanford University), on string cosmology and
stabilization of moduli in string theory, May 9 to May 11. The first and
third lectures will be held at the Fields Institute, and the second at the
Perimeter Institute in Waterloo. More details at
http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/04-05/string-theory/co...

FIELDS OPTIMIZATION SEMINAR:
Andrew Conn and Chandu Visweswariah (both of IBM) will speak on May 3 at
the Institute, beginning at 5pm. Their respective titles are "Optimization
at Watson; Derivative Free Optimization and Not An Introduction and New
Results" and "Mathematics and Engineering: A Clash of Cultures?". See
http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/cim/04-05/optimization_seminar/

FIELDS-CARLETON WORKSHOP ON NUMERICAL AND ANALYTIC METHODS IN FLUID
DYNAMICS
This will take place at Carleton University, May 5 to May 7. The invited
speakers are Yves Bourgault (Ottawa), Dale Durran (Atmospheric Sciences,
Washington), Sherwin Maslowe (McGill), Raymond Spiteri (Saskatchewan).
See
http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/04-05/fluid_dynamics/

7TH IMACS INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ITERATIVE METHODS IN SCIENTIFIC
COMPUTING
The conference, to be held May 5 to May 8 at the Institute, will feature
invited lectures, minisymposia, selected contributed papers and a paper
competition for students and new PhDs. Confirmed speakers include Tony
Chan (UCLA), Tom Coleman (Cornell), Andy Conn (IBM), Paul Fischer
(Argonne), Ilse Ipsen (NCSU), Van Henson (LLNL), Tim Kelley (NCSU), Kees
Oosterlee (Delft), Andy Wathen (Oxford). See
http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/04-05/IMACS/index.html

WORKSHOP ON MODELING THE RAPID EVOLUTION OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES:
EPIDEMIOLOGY AND TREATMENT STRATEGIES
This workshop, to be held May 14 to May 17 at the University of Western
Ontario, will focus on incorporating the evolution of pathogenic microbes
into models of infectious disease. Some of the issues of current public
health concern to be addressed are treatment strategies for HIV,
epidemiology of tuberculosis, influenza, and antiviral drug resistance.
Currently, confirmed speakers are Sally Blower (UCLA),Troy Day (Queens),
David Earn (McMaster), Zhilan Feng (Purdue), Fabio Milner (Purdue),
Patrick Nelson (Michigan), Pauline van den Driessche (Victoria), Hulin Wu
(Rochester), and Jianhong Wu (York). See
http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/04-05/infectious_disea...

WORKSHOP ON FOREST FIRES AND POINT PROCESSES
To be held at the Fields Institute May 24 to May 28, with the purpose of
bringing together forest fire researchers and point process modellers and
other interested statisticians. The objective is for members of each group
to inform the other group of open problems and possible solutions. See
http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/04-05/forest_fires/

WORKSHOP ON MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING IN DATA MINING AND MACHINE LEARNING
To be held June 1 to June 4 at McMaster University, with the aim of
bringing together a diverse group of experts from data mining, machine
learning and mathematical programming, working on both theoretical and
applied aspects, to ignite new collaborations and expose new
possibilities. Invited speakers are Kristin P. Bennett (RPI)
"Optimization Challenges in Capacity Control"; Peter Hammer (Rutgers)
"Discrete Optimization Problems in the Logical Analysis of Data"; Pierre
Hansen (GERAD HEC Montreal) "A Mathematical Programming Approach to
Discovery in Graph Theory"; John MacGregor (McMaster) "Latent Variable
Methods for Process Analysis, Monitoring and Design"; Alex Rubinov
(University of Ballarat, Australia) "Unsupervised and Supervised
Classification via Nonsmooth Optimization"; Yong Shi (University of
Nebraska) "Data Mining Techniques via Multiple Criteria Optimization
Approaches"; Martin Wainwright (Berkeley) "Mathematical Programming and
Statistical Models Based on Graphs"; Stephen Wright (Wisconsin) "A Review
of Some Optimization Techniques in Machine Learning and Statistics";
Stanley Young (National Institute of Statistical Sciences) "Identifying
and Solving Important/Complex Problems". See
http://www.cas.mcmaster.ca/~mpdm/

CLAY MATH INSTITUTE PUBLIC LECTURE
This special lecture entitled "Physmatics" will be given by Eric Zaslow
(Northwestern University) at the Institute at 4pm on Wednesday, June 1.
See
http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/04-05/string-theory/CMI/

11TH INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON DNA COMPUTING CONFERENCE
This conference will be held June 6 to June 9 at the University of Western
Ontario. See http://www.csd.uwo.ca/dna11/

WORKSHOP ON LARGE DEVIATIONS AND RARE EVENTS IN NETWORKS
To be held July 4 and July 5 at the University of Ottawa. Invited speakers
are Robert Foley (GeorgiaTech), Peter Glynn (Stanford), Irina
Ignatiouk-Robert (Cergy-Pontoise), A. Mogulski (Novosibirsk), Masakiyo
Miyazawa, (Science University Tokyo), Phil Pollett, (Queensland), Sean
Meyn (UIUC), Tomasz Rolski (Wroclaw), Hui Wang (Brown). See
http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/05-06/rare_events/

5TH ANNUAL MOPTA CONFERENCE
MODELING AND OPTIMIZATION: THEORY AND APPLICATIONS
To be held July 25 to 27 at the University of Windsor, with the purpose of
bringing together people from both discrete and continuous optimization,
working on theoretical and applied aspects, as well as the theoretical
and applied communities who do not usually get the chance to interact in
the framework of a medium-scale event. Confirmed invited speakers are
Venkataramanan (Ragu) Balakrishnan (Purdue) "On the modeling and
simulation of large-scale systems"; Brenda L. Dietrich (T. J. Watson
Research Centre) "COIN-OR: Open-source software for Operations Research --
What, Why and How"; Eva K. Lee (Georgia Tech) title TBA; Jorge More
(Argonne) title TBA; Dominique Pelletier (Ecole Polytechnique Montreal)
"The Sensitivity Equation Method: characterisation and optimisation of
flow systems"; Florian A. Potra (Maryland- Baltimore County)
"Interior-point methods in large neighborhoods of the central path"; Nick
Sahinidis (UIUC) "Global Optimization with Branch-and-Reduce". See
http://athena.uwindsor.ca/mopta

Two events of possible interest in early fall are the CARLETON APPLIED
PROBABILITY DAY (at Carleton, of course) on September 17, and the WORKSHOP
ON MEDICAL IMAGING at the University of Waterloo October 21 to October 23.

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From: Valerie J Yaw <vyaw@cambridge.org>
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2005 16:22:37 -0500

New Book:
Collocation Methods for Volterra Integral and Related Functional Equations
Hermann Brunner, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Canada

This is the first comprehensive introduction to collocation methods for
the numerical solution of initial-value problems for ordinary differential
equations, Volterra integral and integro-differential equations, and
various classes of more general functional equations. It guides the reader
from the "basics" to the current state-of-the-art level of the field,
describes important problems and directions for future research, and
highlights methods. The analysis includes numerous exercises and
applications to the modelling of physical and biological phenomena.

Contents:
1. The collocation method for ODEs: an introduction; 2. Volterra integral
equations with smooth kernels; 3. Volterra integro-differential equations
with smooth kernels; 4. Initial-value problems with non-vanishing delays;
5. Initial-value problems with proportional (vanishing) delays; 6.
Volterra integral equations with weakly singular kernels; 7. VIDEs with
weakly singular kernels; 8. Outlook: integral-algebraic equations and
beyond; 9. Epilogue.

Series: Cambridge Monographs on Applied and Computational Mathematics
$120.00 / 0-521-80615-1 / November 2004 / Hardback / 612 pages / 70 line
diagrams / 158 exercises / 57 worked examples

Please visit www.cambridge.org/0521806151 to order.

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From: NECSI Programs <programs@necsi.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 20:15:42 -0500

New England Complex Systems Institute Announcements

New Scheduled Programs (see details below)
-> Summer School 2005: June 6-10 & 12-16, 2005
-> Independent Study Program: June 20-24, 2005
-> Mastering Complexity in Healthcare: June 27, 2005

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NECSI SUMMER SCHOOL 2005
- Complex Physical, Biological and Social Systems
- Modeling, Networks and Evolution of Complex Systems

Each program is the equivalent of a one semester course
in a one week format. They may be taken independently or
consecutively. If desired, arrangements for credit at a
home institution should be made in advance.

WEEK ONE:
Complex Physical, Biological and Social Systems

Dates: June 6-10, 2005
Location: MIT, Cambridge, MA

This course offers an introduction to the essential concepts
of complex systems and related mathematical methods and
simulation strategies with application to physical, biological
and social systems. The course will particularly focus on the
use of multiscale representations as a unifying approach to
complex systems concepts, methods and applications.

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.

WEEK TWO:
Modeling, Networks and Evolution of Complex Systems

Dates: June 12-16, 2005
Location: MIT, Cambridge, MA

This course offers a systematic study of three key complex
systems areas.

Modeling: "how to" build models of complex systems (physical,
biological, social and engineering).

Networks: network models of complex systems: nodes and links,
connectivity; topologies: small worlds, scale free, modular;
dynamics of networks.

Evolution: evolution in biology, social and engineered systems,
altruism and selfishness, speciation, diversity, and spatial
models.

TARGET AUDIENCE:
These courses are intended for faculty, graduate students,
post-doctoral fellows 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.

For more information and registration:
http://necsi.net/education/school/summer05.html

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INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAM

Dates: June 20-24, 2005
Location: NECSI, Cambridge, MA

This program is designed as a follow-on to the summer school.
It is intended for those who would like to continue work on
research projects, including quantitative or qualitative
development and application of complex systems concepts to
specific problems in the physical, biological, social and
engineered systems. It will run as a faculty supervised
directed study.

If you are interested in this study program send an e-mail to
programs@necsi.org.

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MASTERING COMPLEXITY IN HEALTHCARE

Date: June 27, 2005
Location: Orlando, FL

Mastering complexity saves lives in healthcare. This is a
one day practical workshop on how to improve the quality
of care and reduce medical errors. This program is intended
for all medical professionals and administrators. Registration
is limited.

For more information and registration:
http://necsi.net/education/healthcare/summer05.html

Yaneer Bar-Yam
President
New England Complex Systems Institute
http://necsi.org

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From: "Wall, Mary" <maryw@mun.ca>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 10:48:28 -0500

MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Memorial University
of Newfoundland invites applications for two tenure-track positions
(subject to budgetary approval) at the Assistant Professor level in
Mathematics, starting January 1, 2006. Applications from all areas of
Pure and Applied Mathematics will be considered.

A completed earned doctorate is required at the time of appointment,
along with evidence of outstanding research and excellent teaching.

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2005, and continue until
suitable candidates have been identified. Candidates should submit a
Curriculum Vitae, a description of research interests and academic goals,
a description of their teaching interests, experience and philosophy.
They should also arrange for the names and addresses of three referees
to be sent to:

Interim Head of Department
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL, A1C 5S7
Canada

E-mail: mathstat@math.mun.ca Internet: www.math.mun.ca

The appropriate code MUST be used on all correspondence:
Applied Mathematics VPA-MAST-2005-001
Pure Mathematics VPA-MAST-2005-002

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 18,000
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.

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages
applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal
people and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are
encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents
will be given priority. Partners of candidates for positions are
invited to include their resume for possible matching with other job
opportunities.

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From: "Wall, Mary" <maryw@mun.ca>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 10:48:28 -0500

MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Memorial University
of Newfoundland invites applications for two three-year contractual
positions (subject to budgetary approval) at the Assistant Professor
level in Mathematics, starting September 1, 2005. Applications from all
areas of Pure and Applied Mathematics will be considered.

A completed earned doctorate is required at the time of appointment,
along with evidence of outstanding research and excellent teaching.

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2005, and continue until
suitable candidates have been identified. Candidates should submit a
Curriculum Vitae, a description of research interests and academic goals,
a description of their teaching interests, experience and philosophy.
They should also arrange for the names and addresses of three referees
to be sent to:

Interim Head of Department
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL, A1C 5S7
Canada

E-mail: mathstat@math.mun.ca Internet: www.math.mun.ca

The appropriate code MUST be used on all correspondence:
Applied Mathematics VPA-MAST-2005-004
Pure Mathematics VPA-MAST-2005-005

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 18,000
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.

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages
applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal
people and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are
encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents
will be given priority. Partners of candidates for positions are
invited to include their resume for possible matching with other job
opportunities.

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From: Michel Delfour <delfour@CRM.UMontreal.ca>
Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2005 16:30:50 -0500

Mini-invasive procedures in medicine and surgery:
mathematical and computational challenges
http://www.crm.umontreal.ca/Med05/

Dates: May 16-27, 2005
a) Spring School/minicourses - May 16-20, 2005
b) Workshop May 23-27, 2005

Place: Centre de recherches mathematiques
Universite de Montreal, Montreal (Quebec), Canada

Scientific Committee:
Michel Delfour (CRM and DMS, Universite de Montreal, Canada)
Andre Fortin (GIREF, Universite Laval, Canada)
Andre Garon (Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada)
Charles Peskin (Courant Institute, New York, USA)
Marc Thiriet, MD (CNRS, Labo Jacques-Louis Lions and INRIA, Paris, France)

Local Coordinator: Louis Pelletier, CRM (pelletl@crm.umontreal.ca)

Sponsors: CRM (Universite de Montreal), INRIA (France), MITACS (Canada)

1. General description.

The objective of this tandem School-Workshop is to explore several facets
of mini-invasive procedures in medicine and surgery, identify issues,
problems, trends, and mathematical and computational challenges in
their modeling, simulation, and integration in the medical and surgical
processes. It will be structured around the following themes: medical
imaging and geometrical modeling, fluid-structure interactions in health
problems, static/dynamical design and control of (implantable) medical
devices, finite element based computer aided design/manufacturing.

We are planning to offer local support (lodging and meals) to a minimum
of 15 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from outside the region
of Montreal to attend the two weeks of activities.

2. Spring School.

The Spring School will be organized around two main lecturers: Charles
Peskin (Courant Institute of New York) for the mathematical modeling and
computational aspects and Pierre Savard (Institut de Genie Biomedical,
Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal) for the physiological aspects. The main
lectures will be complemented by the following lecturers and "animators":
Andre Garon (Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal), Gerard Plante MD (director
of the "Institut de Pharmacologie de Sherbrooke") and Marc Thiriet MD
(CNRS, LJLL, and INRIA, France).

Preliminary program (tentative): - background in anatomy and physiology -
patho-physiology, medical and surgical aspects of physiological flows
- main medical imaging techniques and geometrical modeling - physical
modeling: Navier-Stokes equations and shell theory - physiological flow
dynamics, wave propagation - experiments for validation of simulations
and bio-tissue characterization - mathematical modeling of bio-fluid
flows and bio-solid rheology - main methods of numerical analysis applied
to health problems - biofluid-biosolid interaction - mass transport in
vessel wall - multiscale modeling

3. Workshop.

The multidisciplinary workshop will bring together around 25 experts who
will each deliver a 45 to 60 minute lecture. The objective is to cover
the following topics: - image processing and 3D reconstruction, meshing -
experimental and numerical design of prostheses - FE-based computer-aided
manufacturing of implantable medical devices - mathematical modeling of
mass transport. - multiscale modeling for the cardiovascular system -
reduced-basis element method and homogenization for the respiratory tract
- non-newtonian modeling for blood rheology in the microcirculation -
fluid-structure interaction in physiology

List of speakers at the workshop

Yves Bourgault (U. Ottawa) - confirmed
Greg W. Burgreen (Mississippi State University) - confirmed
Laurent Cohen (CEREMADE, Paris, France) - confirmed
Michel Delfour (CRM and DMS, Montreal) - confirmed
Christopher Ross Ethier (Toronto) - confirmed
Aaron Fogelson (University of Utah)
Andre Fortin (GIREF, Laval) - confirmed
Andre Garon (Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal) - confirmed
Roland Glowinski (U. Houston)
Rainald Lohner (U. George Mason) - confirmed
Mette Sofie Olufsen (North Carolina State University) - confirmed
Robert Owens (Montreal and EPFL) - confirmed
Benoit Ozell (Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal) - confirmed
Joaquim Peiro (Imperial College of London) - confirmed
Dominique Pelletier (Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal) - confirmed
Charles Peskin (Courant Institute of New York) - confirmed
Pierre Savard (Institut de Genie Biomedical, Polytechnique) - confirmed
Michel Sorine (INRIA, France) - confirmed
David Steinman (John P. Robarts Research Institute) - confirmed
Marc Thiriet (CNRS, LJLL and INRIA, France) - confirmed
Jose Urquiza (CRM, Montreal) - confirmed
Keith Worsley (U. McGill) - confirmed
Jean-Paul Zolesio (CNRS and INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France) - confirmed

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From: Michel Delfour <delfour@CRM.UMontreal.ca>
Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2005 16:30:50 -0500

High-dimensional Partial Differential Equations in Science and Engineering
August 7-12, 2005
Centre de recherches mathematiques, Universite de Montreal,
Montreal (Quebec), Canada

Scientific Program Committee
Andre Bandrauk, CRC, Chemistry, Universite de Sherbrooke
Michel Delfour, CRM/DMS, Universite de Montreal, Canada
Claude Le Bris, CERMICS, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees, France

Sponsors
CERMICS (ENPC, France), CRM (U. de Montreal), IBM, RQMP, U. de Sherbrooke

Coordinator. Louis Pelletier, CRM, Universiti de Montrial
(pelletl@crm.umontreal.ca) Website. www.crm.umontreal.ca/Dimension05/

Scope. High dimensional spatio-temporal partial differential equations
are a major challenge to scientific computing of the future. Up
to now deemed prohibitive, they have recently become manageable by
combining recent developments in numerical techniques, appropriate
computer implementations, and the use of computers with parallel and
even massively parallel architectures. This opens new perspectives in
many fields of applications. Kinetic plasma physics equations, many body
Schrvdinger equation, Dirac and Maxwell equations for molecular electronic
structure and nuclear dynamic computations, options pricing equations in
mathematical finance, and Fokker-Planck and fluid dynamics equations for
complex fluids, are examples of equations that can now be handled. The
objective of the workshop is to bring together experts of international
stature in that broad spectrum of areas to confront their approaches and
possibly bring out common problem formulations and research directions
in the numerical solutions of high dimensional partial differential
equations in various fields of science and engineering with special
emphasis on chemistry and physics.

Invited speakers
Andre Bandrauk, Chimie, Sherbrooke, Canada
Thomas Brabec, Center for Research in Photonics, Ottawa, Canada
Eric Cances, CERMICS, ENPC, France
Goong Chen, Mathematics, Texas A&M, USA
Michel Cote, Physique, Montreal, Canada
Pierre Degond, CNRS, Laboratoire MIP
Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
Michel Delfour, CRM et DMS, Montreal, Canada
Matthias Ernzerhof, Chimie, Montreal, Canada
Maria J. Esteban, CEREMADE, Paris-Dauphine, France
Andre Fortin, GIREF, Laval, Canada
Michael Griebel, IAM, Bonn, Germany
Wagdi Habashi, Mechanical Engineering, McGill, Canada
Tom R. Hurd, Mathematics, MacMaster, Canada
Raymond E. Kapral, Lash Miller Chemical Labs, Toronto, Canada
Bernard Lapeyre, CERMICS, ENPC, France
Claude Le Bris, CERMICS, ENPC, France
Yvon Maday, LJLL, Pierre et Marie Curie, France
David A. Mazziotti, Chemistry, Chicago, USA
William H. Miller, College of Chemistry, UC Berkeley, USA
Robert G. Owens, DMS, Montreal, Canada
Anthony T. Patera, Mechanical Eng., MIT, USA
Gilles H. Peslherbe, CERMM, Concordia, Canada
Andreas Savin, Lab. Chimie Theorique CNRS et Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Luis Seco, RiskLab, Toronto, Canada
Tobias von Petersdorff, Mathematics, Maryland, USA (to be confirmed)
Robert E Wyatt, Chemistry, Texas at Austin, USA

Support for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
A limited budget is reserved for lodging and living expenses of graduate
students and postdoctoral fellows. Application must be made on the website
(www.crm.umontreal.ca/Dimension05). A short CV and two references are
required. The deadline for application is May 31, 2005. Time has been
set aside for short presentations by graduate students and postdoctoral
fellows.

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Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2005 22:17:05 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Christina C. Christara" <ccc@cs.toronto.edu>

The program for the IMACS conference on iterative methods
in scientific computing is out at

http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~ccc/imacs05/program.html

To register see
http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/04-05/IMACS/

See you in Toronto, May 5-8, 2005.

Christina Christara

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From: Ola Marius Lysaker <mariul@simula.no>
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2005 14:17:43 +0100

An international conference on "PDE-Based Image Processing and Related
Inverse Problems", August 8-12, 2005 in Oslo, Norway.
http://www.cma.uio.no/conferences/2005/imageprocessing_workshop.html

The purpose of this conference is to have international experts to come to
Oslo and exchange new ideas and results in this field. The conference will
focus on, but will not be limited to the following topics for image analysis
and processing:

* Noise analysis and removal
* Image inpaiting
* Image segmentation
* 3D image analysis including shading, motion, shape and edge detection
* Analysis and processing of MR images and brain mapping
* Diffusion-tensor image analysis
* Simulation and image techniques for ECG and other medical techniques
* Image processing and data mining for Internet communication and
information technology.

Inverse problems for partial differential equations have large areas
of applications. One widely studied application is for oil reservoir
simulations. Although image analysis and PDE inverse problems seem to
be unrelated at a first glance, there are many techniques used in one
of these two areas that are useful for the other. For example, many of
the regularization techniques and segmentation ideas used for image
processing have found interesting applications in inverse problems
within oil reservoir modeling. We shall use this conference to
highlight some of the recent efforts in merging some of the techniques
for these two research areas.

Invited Speakers:

Raymond Chan, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Tony F. Chan, University of California at Los Angeles
Stanley Osher, University of California at Los Angeles
Guillermo Sapiro, University of Minnesota
Joachim Weickert, Saarland University

Registration:

No fee will be charged for participating in the conference. However,
registration is needed to plan the scale for the conference. The total
number of participants will be limited.

Please use our electronic registration page,
http://www.cma.uio.no/conferences/2005/imageprocessing_registration.html

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From: "Laurence T. Yang" <lyang@stfx.ca>
Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2005 11:13:06 -0400

==================== HPCC-05 CALL FOR PAPERS ==========================
The 2005 International Conference on
High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC-05)

SORRENTO (Naples), ITALY, September 21-23, 2005
http://www.hpcc05.unina2.it/
http://www.hpcc-conference.org/

With the rapid growth in computing and communication technology, the
past decade has witnessed a proliferation of powerful parallel and
distributed systems and an ever-increasing demand for practice of high
performance computing and communication (HPCC). HPCC has moved into the
mainstream of computing and become a key technology in determining
future research and development activities in many academic and
industrial branches, especially when the solution of large and complex
problems must cope with very tight timing schedules.

The HPCC-05 conference provides a forum for engineers and scientists
in academia, industry, and government to address all resulting
profound challenges, and to present and discuss their new
ideas, research results, applications and experience on all aspects
of high performance computing and communication.

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

1. Network protocols, routing, algorithms
2. Languages and compilers for HPC
3. Parallel/distributed system architectures
4. Parallel/distributed algorithms
5. Wireless, mobile and pervasive computing
6. Web services and internet computing
7. Peer-to-peer computing
8. Grid and cluster computing
9. Reliability, fault-tolerance, and security
10. Performance evaluation and measurements
11. Tools and environments for software development
12. Distributed systems and applications
13. High-performance scientific and engineering computing
14. Database applications and data mining
15. Biological/molecular computing

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Submissions should include an abstract, 5-10 keywords, the e-mail
address of the corresponding author, and must not exceed 30 pages,
including tables and figures, with PDF, PostScript, or MS Word
format. Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking
that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors
will attend the conference to present the work.

Submissions to HPCC-05 will be conducted electronically on the
conference website.

SPECIAL SESSIONS

Special sessions are planned for the duration of the conference. Each
technical session will have at least 5-6 paper presentations (from
different authors). The session chairs will be responsible for all
aspects of their sessions; including, soliciting papers, reviewing,
selecting, etc.

Proposals to organize technical sessions should include the following
information: name and address (+ E-mail) of the chair, title of session,
a 100-word description of the topic of the session, and a short
description on how the session will be advertised (in most cases,
session chairs solicit papers from colleagues and researchers whose work
is known to the session chair). Send your proposal to one of the program
co-chairs. E-mail submissions are preferred.

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submission due: 01 May 2005
Acceptance notification: 21 June 2005
Camera-ready due: 04 July 2005
Author registration: 04 July 2005
Conference: 21-23 September 2005

PUBLICATIONS

The accepted papers have to be presented orally within 25 minute
included discussion at the conference and will be published in
proceedings of the HPCC-05 conference by Springer's Lecture
Note in Computer Science (LNCS). The selected best papers will be
published in special issues of International Journal of High
Performance Computing and Networking (IJHPCN).

BEST PAPER AWARDS

The program committee will select one winner for the Best Paper
Award (all regular papers are eligible) and one winner for the
Best Student Paper Award (only the regular papers whose first
author is a full-time student are eligible). Each winner will
be presented at the conference with a certificate and US$300.

CONFERENCE WEB SITE:

http://www.hpcc05.unina2.it/
http://www.hpcc-conference.org/

GENERAL CO-CHAIRS

Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee, USA and
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Beniamino Di Martino, Seconda Universita' di Napoli, Italy

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
Omer F. Rana, Cardiff University, UK

PROGRAM VICE-CHAIRS

Network Protocols, Routing, Algorithms
Geyong Min, University of Bradford, U.K

Languages and Compilers for HPC
Jos(& E. Moreira, IBM Research, USA

Parallel/Distributed System Architectures
Michael Gerndt, Technical University Munich, Germany

Embedded Systems
Shih-Wei Liao, INTEL, USA

Parallel/Distributed Algorithms
Jose Cunha, New University of Lisbon, Portugal

Wireless and Mobile Computing
Yang Xiao, University of Memphis, USA

Pervasive Computing and Communications
Antonio Puliafito, University of Messina, Italy

Web services and Internet Computing
Dieter Kranzlmueller, John Kepler University Linz, Austria &
CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

Peer-to-peer Computing
Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, USA

Grid and Cluster Computing
Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia

Reliability, Fault-tolerance, and Security
Antonino Mazzeo, Universit($ degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy

Performance, Evalutation and Measurements
Umberto Villano, Universita' del Sannio, Italy

Tools and Environments for Software Development
Ian Taylor, Cardiff University, UK

Distributed Systems and Applications
Barbara Chapman, University of Houston, USA

High-Performance Scientific and Engineering Computing
Luciano Tarricone, University of Lecce, Italy

Database Applications and Data Mining
Domenico Talia, DEIS, Italy

Biological/Molecular Computing
Albert Zomaya, University of Sydney, Australia

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From: novak@kingston.ac.uk
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2005 03:20:49 -0500

FRACTAL 2006
Complexity and Fractals in Nature
9th International Multidisciplinary Conference

12 - 15 February 2006, Vienna, Austria

===== Paper submission deadline: 17 June 2005 =====

The latest information is available on
http://www.kingston.ac.uk/fractal/

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From: Chengqi Zhang <chengqi@it.uts.edu.au>
Date: Sun, 03 Apr 2005 04:33:16 -0400

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 18th Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Sydney, Australia, 5-9 December 2005
http://attend.it.uts.edu.au/ai05

SCOPE AND TOPICS

The 18th Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI05) is a
leading Australian conference that focuses on all aspects of artificial
intelligence (AI) that entirely intends a timely, in-depth presentation of
progress in the theory and principles underlying AI.

The Program Committee of AI05 invites technical papers on substantial,
original, and unpublished research on all aspects of Artificial
Intelligence. This conference attempts to meet the needs of a large and
diverse community, which includes practitioners, researchers, educators,
and users. Topics of AI05 include, but are not limited to:

o Abduction
o Agent
o AI foundations
o artificial life
o automated reasoning
o Bayesian networks
o case-based reasoning
o cognitive modeling
o computational complexity
o conceptual graphs
o constraint satisfaction
o customer relationship management
o data mining
o data quality management
o decision theory
o discourse modeling
o distributed AI
o evolutionary computation
o e-commerce and AI
o environment sensing
o expert systems
o game playing
o geometric reasoning
o heuristics
o human computer interaction
o information enhancement
o information retrieval
o intelligent databases
o Internet / WWW intelligence
o knowledge acquisition
o knowledge discovery
o knowledge engineering
o knowledge representation
o logics (inductive / descriptive / fuzzy, etc.)
o machine learning
o machine translation
o mobile / Wearable
o multimedia and AI
o music, Art and AI
o natural language processing
o neural networks
o ontology
o planning
o problem solving
o reasoning about actions and change
o robotics
o search
o simulation
o social intelligence
o spatial/temporal reasoning
o speech processing
o theorem proving
o virtual reality
o vision
o web mining

PAPERS SUBMISSION

Papers are limited to 12 single-spaced, single-column pages including all
tables, figures, and references but excluding an extra cover page. Fonts
should not be smaller than 10 pt.

Paper submissions using Springer's LNAI style available at
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html is recommended.
PUBLICATION

Papers accepted for presentation at AI05 will be published in LNAI, the
series of Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, from Springer-Verlag.

IMPORTANT DATES

1st July 2005: Submission deadline for papers
20th August 2005: Paper notification due
15th September 2005: Camera-ready paper due
5 - 9 December 2005: Conference

Conference General Co-Chairs:

Prof. Tharam Dillon (University of Technology, Sydney) and Prof. Paul
Compton (University of NSW)

Program Committee Co-Chairs:

Dr Shichao Zhang (University of Technology, Sydney) and Prof. Ray Jarvis
(Monash University)

Organizing Committee Chair:

A/Prof. Jie Lu (University of Technology, Sydney
Sponsorship Chair:

Prof. John Debenham (University of Technology, Sydney)
Publicity Chair:

Dr Hussein Abbass (University of NSW, Canberra)

Workshop Chair:

Prof. Brijesh Verma (Central Queensland University, Queensland)

Tutorial Chair:

Dr Fei Liu (La-Trobe University, Melbourne)

CONTACTS

ai2005-organiser@it.uts.edu.au, AI2005 Conference Secretariat
Faculty of Information Technology, University of Technology, Sydney Sydney NSW
2007, Australia

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From: Weifa Liang <wliang@cs.anu.edu.au>
Delivery-date: Sun, 03 Apr 2005 23:08:21 -0400

International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN)
13-15 Dec 2005, Wuhan, China
http://www.cs.cityu.edu.hk/~msn05

This conference provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to
exchange research results and share development experiences. Topics of
interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas in mobile ad
hoc and sensor networks:

- Network architecture and protocols
- Software platforms and development tools
- Self-organization and synchronization
- Routing and data dissemination
- Failure resilience and fault isolation
- Energy management
- Data, information, and signal processing
- Security and privacy
- Network planning, provisioning, and deployment
- Network modeling and performance evaluation
- Developments and applications
- Integration with other systems

Publications: Original and previously unpublished technical papers are
solicited for presentation at the conference and publication in the
proceedings. The proceedings will be published as Springer-LNCS series.
Selected papers will be published at journal special issues.

Important Deadlines:
Paper submission: 1 June 2005,
Acceptance notification: 15 Aug 2005,
Camera ready: 10 Sept 2005

Steering Committee Co-Chair:
Lionel Ni, Hong Kong Univ of Sci and Technology
Jinnan Liu, Wuhan University

General Co-Chair:
Taieb Znati, University of Pittsburgh
Yanxiang He, Wuhan University

Program Co-Chair:
Jie Wu, Florida Atlantic University
Xiaohua Jia, City Univ of Hong Kong

Program Vice Chairs:
Ivan Stojmenovic, University of Ottawa
Jang-Ping Sheu, National Central University, Taiwan
Jianzhong Li, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Publicity Chairs:
Makoto Takizawa, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
Weifa Liang, The Australian National University
Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Local Organization Chair:
Chuanhe Huang, Wuhan Univeristy

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From: Matiur Rahman <Matiur.Rahman@Dal.Ca>
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 19:36:35 -0400

CALL FOR PAPERS
AFM 2006
8 - 10 May 2006, Skiathos, Greece

Organised by:
Wessex Institute of Technology, UK
Dalhousie University, Canada

Sponsored by:
WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences
=============================================================

Dear Colleague

On behalf of the International Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC), we
are pleased to inform you of the Sixth International Conference on
Advances in Fluid Mechanics. The meeting will take place from 8 - 10 May
2006 at the Hotel Princess in Skiathos, Greece.

Conference papers will be reviewed by members of the ISAC and other
colleagues, and if selected, will be published in hard book form by WIT
Press and will be available to delegates at the time of registration. In
addition, the proceedings will be widely distributed after the conference
through the international book trade and by direct announcement to readers
and librarians. All papers will be permanently archived in the
Transactions of the Wessex Institute on our eLibrary site, which is
available to the
Further details about the conference follow this message. Alternatively
click on the web address below to access the conference website, which has
full details about the conference objectives, topics and submission
requirements: http://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2006/afm2006/cfp.html

If you are not the right point of contact for this material we apologise,
and would appreciate you forwarding this to the correct person or
providing us with the contact details.

Best regards,

M Rahman, Dalhousie University, Canada
C A Brebbia, Wessex Institute of Technology, UK
Conference Chairmen

==================================
AFM 2006
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INTRODUCTION
=============================================================

AFM 2006 is the sixth international conference in the successful series
"Advances in Fluid Mechanics". The conference is being reconvened
following the success of previous meetings and that of the well
established associated book series, of which many of the Editorial Board
members serve on the International Scientific Advisory Committee of the
conference.

The objective of the meeting is to provide a forum for discussing new work
in fluid mechanics and in particular for promoting the interchange of new
ideas and the presentation of the latest applications in the field.

The basic formulations of fluid mechanics and their computer modelling
will be discussed, as well as the relationship between experimental and
analytical results. The conference covers a wide range of topics, with
emphasis on new applications and research currently in progress.

The first conference in this series took place in New Orleans (1996)
followed by Udine (1998), Montreal (2000), Ghent (2002) and Lisbon (2004).

CONFERENCE TOPICS
=============================================================

Convection, heat and mass transfer
Experimental versus simulation methods
Computational methods in fluid mechanics
Multiphase flow
Boundary layer flow
Non-Newtonian fluids
Material characterisation in fluids
Fluid structure interaction
Hydrodynamics
Coastal and estuarial modelling
Wave studies
Industrial applications
Biofluids
Applications in ecology
Molecular mechanics and dynamics
Large scale modelling

CALL FOR PAPERS
=============================================================

Papers are invited on the topics outlined above and others falling within
the scope of the meeting. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be
submitted by mail, fax, email or via our website as soon as possible.

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION

We strongly encourage the submission of abstracts electronically.

Please complete the ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM on our website at:
http://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2006/afm2006/cfp.html

OR submit your abstract via email to the Senior Conference Co-ordinator
at:
rgreen@wessex.ac.uk. Please insert AFM 2006 in the subject line and also
include your name, full address and conference topic in the main body of
your email.

For further instructions on paper submission, please see:
http://www.witpress.com/author_instruction.html

TIME SCHEDULE

Please submit abstracts as soon as possible. The final paper deadline will
be advised upon acceptance of your abstract.

PUBLICATION OF PAPERS
=============================================================
All papers presented at AFM 2006 will be published by WIT Press in a
volume of WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences (ISSN 1743-3533). In
addition to being available to delegates at the time of registration, the
hardcover volume will be publicised directly to researchers and
institutional libraries and distributed widely through the international
book trade.

The papers will also be archived online in the Transactions of the Wessex
Institute Collection. The collection provides the international scientific
community with immediate and permanent access to individual papers
presented at WIT conferences. WIT Press is committed to offering authors
the option to make their work freely accessible to colleagues through
their Open-View service.

Coverage of WIT proceedings appears regularly in notable publications and
databases, including Applied Mechanics Reviews (AMR), Cambridge Scientific
Abstracts, Ei Compendex, INSPEC, ISI's Index to Proceedings, Mathematical
Reviews, Scitech Book News, Zentralblatt f|r Mathematik as well as the
Directory of Published Proceedings.

CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT
=============================================================
Rachel Green
Conference Secretariat
AFM 2006
WESSEX INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst
Southampton, SO40 7AA, UK

Tel: + 44 (0) 238 029 3223
Fax: + 44 (0) 238 029 2853
Email: rgreen@wessex.ac.uk

VISIT THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE AT:
http://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2006/afm2006/cfp.html

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