0905_September-2005

CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 05 Number 3
September 09, 2005

Editor: Rod Edwards (edwards@math.uvic.ca)

CONTENTS

Society News

1. Free CAIMS*SCMAI memberships for new hires in Applied Math

2. Position Announcements in the CAIMS*SCMAI Publications

3. CAIMS*SCMAI-MITACS 2006 Joint Annual Meeting - York University

Other News

4. News from the Fields Institute

5. Alberta Agriculture press release on climate paper

Position Announcements

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

6. University of Waterloo - Tenure Track Position in Mathematical Medicine

Conferences

7.* FIELDS WORKSHOP: Grand Mathematical Challenges of Medical Image
Processing

8.* 26th Midwest-Pacific Differential Equations Conference

9.* International Workshop on Applied Dynamical Systems: Mechanics,
Turbulence, Knots, Cockroaches and Chaos

10.* 5th Georgia Tech - ORNL International Conference on Bioinformatics,
in Silico Biology: "Computational Genomics and Evolutionary Biology"

11.* European Conference on Complex Systems 2005 (ECCS'05)

12.* DIMACS Workshop on Economic Epidemiology

13.* Marrakesh 2006 World Conference on Diff Equations and Applications

14.* Mathematical Biology and Dynamical Systems, 2005

15.* First School on Computational Cell Biology - SCCB2005

16.* Workshop on The Modeling of Cancer Progression and Immunotherapy

17.* ACM SAC conference track on Distributed Systems and Grid Computing

18.* First International Conference on Scalable Information Systems (INFOSCALE)

19. 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: Rod Edwards <edwards@math.uvic.ca>
Date: Thur, 1 Sept. 2005 21:53:45 -0700

CAIMS*SCMAI has a policy of giving free memberships to new hires
in Applied Math. If your department has recently hired a new faculty member,
please let us know their name and departmental mailing address, so that we
can sign them up! We ask them to send us an application form for individual
membership with the words "New Faculty" written over the payment section of
the form. Information may be sent to the CAIMS*SCMAI secretary, Rod Edwards,
edwards@math.uvic.ca.

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From: Rod Edwards <edwards@math.uvic.ca>
Date: Thur, 1 Sept. 2005 21:53:45 -0700

Position Announcements in the CAIMS*SCMAI Publications

Please encourage your department to advertise position announcements in the
CAIMS*SCMAI Publications. Our membership is diverse and our publications
reach a different audience than those of other mathematical societies.

Advertising rates are as follows:

Enews - $50 (one free ad/year for Institutional Members)
Newsletter - $300 for one page ad, $500 for ad on backcover
(includes posting on the CAIMS*SCMAI web site)
Web page - $100

Advertisements for the Fall Bulletin/Newsletter should be sent in electronic
format to edwards@math.uvic.ca by September 30, 2005.

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From: stockie@cs.sfu.ca
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 03:10:53 +0000

ANNOUNCEMENT: CAIMS-MITACS 2006 JOINT ANNUAL MEETING

The 2006 joint CAIMS-MITACS Annual Meeting will be held at York
University in Toronto, Canada from June 15-20, 2006. This meeting will
be a showcase of Canadian industrial and applied mathematics and the
broad range of exciting collaborative research activities conducted by
MITACS scientists.

The meeting features joint scientific sessions in the areas of:

* Fluid Dynamics (the Canadian Symposium on Fluid Dynamics)
* Industrial Mathematics
* Financial Mathematics
* Scientific Computing
* Nonlinear Dynamics in the Health Sciences
* Data Analysis
* Image Processing and Inverse Problems
* Operations Research and Optimization
* Bioinformatics
* Communications, Security and Networks
* Symbolic Computation
* Visual Mathematics

In addition, a poster session for graduate students and industry
workshops (with joint industry-academic participation) will be held.
Preliminary information can be found at the meeting website:

http://www.mitacs.ca/agm2006.html

This meeting is sponsored jointly by the Canadian Applied and Industrial
Mathematics Society (CAIMS), the Mathematics of Information Technology
and Complex Systems (MITACS) NCE, CRM, Fields Institute, PIMS, and York
University.

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News from the Fields Institute

There are several seminars of possible special interest to CAIMS members:

1. The Industrial Optimization Seminar. This series meets once a month, on
the first Tuesday in the early evening. Each meeting comprises two related
lectures on a topic in optimization; typically, one speaker will be a
university-based researcher and the other from the private or government
sector. See www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/cim/05-06/optimization_seminar/
for details.

2. The Applied Mathematics Colloquium/Seminar also meets monthly and is
intended to be a focal point for mathematicians in the areas of applied
mathematics and analysis. The series consists of talks by internationally
recognized experts in the field, some of whom reside in the region and
others who are invited to visit especially for the colloquium. It meets
for one session per month during the academic year. See
www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/05-06/applied_math/ for details
and the schedule.

3. The PRMIA Risk Management Seminar. This seminar presents talks on
issues of current interest to both professionals and academics in the
fields of risk management. The first seminar, Risk Management in Canadian
Life Insurance Companies - a Regulatory Perspective, on September 14, will
be given by Allan Brender, Senior Director, Actuarial Division in the
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada. See
www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/cim/05-06/PRMIA/ for details and future
seminars.

4. The Quantitative Finance Seminar. The mandate of this seminar is to
arrange talks on current research in quantitative finance that will be of
interest to those who work on the border between industry and academia. The
seminar takes place at 5pm on the last Wednesday of every month throughout
the academic year. Each seminar is organized around a single theme with two
45-minute talks and a half hour reception. The first seminar this fall (on
September 28) will be given by Dmitry Kramkov from Carnegie Mellon
University and Mark Reesor from the University of Western Ontario. See
/www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/cim/financial_math/finance_seminar/05-06...
for further information.

A new Fields venture, the Centre for Mathematical Medicine, opened on
Friday, September 2. Its progenitors are Amit Oza from Princess Margaret
Hospital at the University of Toronto and Siv Sivaloganathan from the
University of Waterloo. Its goals are
1. to establish a research centre that will focus on research utilizing
mathematics to address therapeutic challenges in medicine, and use
mathematical modeling to direct intelligent therapeutic strategies and
trials in medicine,
2. to bring together researchers from mathematics and medicine to discuss
problems of current interest in the medical sciences, and
3. to establish a teaching program and seminar series - coordinate
undergraduate and graduate teaching in mathematical medicine.

See www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/CMM/index.htm for more
information. Two of the first events sponsored by the CMM will be a
workshop on Modeling in Oncology, Problems and Challenges, held at the
Institute on October 5, and a workshop at the University of Waterloo Grand
Mathematical Challenges of Medical Image Processing on October 21-23.

The annual symposium celebrating new Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada
will take place on November 14, 2005. The new fellows, in mathematics and
related disciplines, will give expository talks on their work.

The thematic programs during the fall term this year is Renormalization and
Universality in Mathematics and Mathematical Physics, concentrating on the
physical aspects of renormalization - statistical physics, conformal field
theory, the underlying Hopf-algebraic structure, renormalization in PDE -
while that during the winter/spring term will be Holomorphic Dynamics,
Laminations, and Hyperbolic Geometry with a dynamical flavour: holomorphic
and smooth dynamics, KAM theory and renormalization of Hamiltonian flows,
conformal invariance and universality in 2D stochastic processes. Oded
Schramm of Microsoft will give three lectures on Scaling limits of two
dimensional random systems on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 3:30pm,
September 13-15, in the Coxeter Lecture Series. On Monday October 4,
Leo P. Kadanoff of the University of Chicago will give a Clay Mathematics
Institute Public Lecture Making a Splash; Breaking a Neck: The Development
of Complexity in Physical Systems. And then on November 23-25, Lai-Sang
Young of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences will deliver
another set of Coxeter Lectures, with a title to be announced.

Next year's thematic programs will be Cryptography during the Fall (2006)
term and Geometric Applications of Homotopy Theory during the Winter/Spring
(2007) term.

A complete listing of all Fields Institute events is available on the
Fields homepage www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/, and readers of the
CAIMS-SCMAI E-News are reminded that they can subscribe to a weekly
emailing of Fields events on www.fields.utoronto.ca/maillist, and that the
overheads and/or sound tracks of most lectures can be found on our website
at www.fields.utoronto.ca/audio/ .

Application Deadlines: For full details, follow "Proposals & Applications"
on our homepage www.fields.utoronto.ca. Some of the upcoming deadlines are
- General scientific activity (in the form of workshops, seminars,
conferences and/or summer schools), October 15.
- Nominations for the CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize, October 1.
- Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2006/07, December 9.

Carl Riehm
Fields Institute

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From: Sam Shen <samshen@climate.gsfc.nasa.gov>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 15:06:30 -0600

Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (i.e., the Alberta Ministry
of Agriculture) has made a press release on the paper

"S.S.P. Shen, H. Yin, K. Cannon, A. Howard, S. Chetner, and T.R. Karl,
Temporal and spatial changes of agroclimate in Alberta during 1901-2002, J.
Appl. Meteo. 44, 1090-1105 (2005). "

You can see the press release at:
http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw7866

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From: Ann Puncher <apuncher@uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2005 11:10:36 -0400

UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
Department of Applied Mathematics

Tenure Track Position in Mathematical Medicine

The Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo, invites
applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of mathematical
medicine, to begin on or after July 1, 2006. Appointment at the Assistant
Professor level is preferred, but extraordinarily strong candidates would be
considered for a more senior position. Salary will be commensurate with
experience and research record. Current research in this area includes
projects being carried out in collaboration with medical practitioners at
Princess Margaret Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children, which focus
on the development of mechanical models that accurately describe a variety
of diseases and clinical conditions. Candidates should exhibit potential
for outstanding research, and should have a strong mathematical background.
We are looking for applicants with enthusiasm for teaching at both the
undergraduate and graduate level. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae
(including a statement of research interests and teaching philosophy) and
the names and addresses of at least three referees to J. Wainwright,
Chairman, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo,
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1 (reference letters should not be sent at
this stage). Screening of applications will begin on December 15, 2005, and
the final deadline for receiving applications is January 15, 2006.
Applications received after this date will be considered only if the
position has not been filled.

The Department of Applied Mathematics, together with the Departments of
Combinatorics & Optimization, Pure Mathematics, Statistics & Actuarial
Science and the School of Computer Science, form the Faculty of Mathematics,
which is a major centre for research in the mathematical sciences. Further
information about the Department may be obtained from our webpage at
www.math.uwaterloo.ca/AM_Dept/index.html.

The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified
individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples,
and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to
apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given
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From: Jeff Orchard <jorchard@cs.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2005 21:39:20 -0400

FIELDS WORKSHOP
Grand Mathematical Challenges of Medical Image Processing
(A 3-day Advanced Workshop on the Mathematics of Medical Imaging)

Friday, October 21 - Sunday, October 23, 2005
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Medical Imaging Researchers, Mathematicians, and Health System Leaders
interested in medical imaging.

HOW TO APPLY
Applications to participate in the workshop may be submitted via the web at:
http://hi.uwaterloo.ca/fieldsworkshop
Application Deadline: September 15/05

EARLY BIRD FEE $150 - Apply by August 15/05
REGULAR FEE $200 - Apply after August 15/05
Attendance is limited to 75 participants.

PURPOSE
This workshop is intended to stimulate innovative thinking related to the
mathematical aspects of medical imaging, to foster the exchange of
information and insights among its participants, and to seed new
collaborations in areas of mutual interest. The workshop will culminate in
the definition of potential research topics to be pursued.

WORKSHOP FORMAT
Interactive lectures and panel discussions interspersed with informal
working sessions and social activities

GRAND CHALLENGE LECTURE
A critical overview of the state of diagnostic medical imaging: what's
working, what's not.

CHALLENGES AND DIRECTIONS LECTURES
Presentations giving high-level descriptions and overviews of specific
problem domains:
> Medical Image Representation
> Medical Imaging Modalities

MATHEMATICAL TOOLS IN MEDICAL IMAGE PROCESSING LECTURES
Presentations on essential mathematical toolboxes for medical image
processing.
> Image Transforms
> Partial Differential Equations
> Statistics
> Inverse Problems & Solutions

BRAINSTORMING SESSION
A concluding forum to define new directions in medical imaging research.

Workshop Director:
Jeff Orchard, Professor, Computer Science Tel: 519-888-4567, ext. 5037;
Email: jorchard@cs.uwaterloo.ca

Administrative Contact:
Colleen Richardson, WIHIR Tel: 519-888-4004; Fax: 519-746-5422;
Email: crichard@csg.uwaterloo.ca
University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario,
Canada N2L 3G1

Website: http://hi.uwaterloo.ca/fieldsworkshop
For more information call: 1-800-860-7901

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From: "Dr. Michael Y. Li" <mli@math.ualberta.ca>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 15:19:17 -0400

This is a update on the preparation of the 26th Midwest-Pacific Differential
Equations Conference, October 15-17, 2005, at the University of Alberta,
Edmonton, Canada. The conference is held in honor of the retirement of
Professors Jack Macki and James Muldowney from the University of Alberta.

The conference website is at
http://www.math.ualberta.ca/ami/mwpde.html.

Information on registration, hotels, travel, contacts, and financial support
for graduate students/postdocs can be found on the website.

Registration and submission of abstract can be done online at
http://www.math.ualberta.ca/ami/mwpde/registration.htm.
The deadline for abstract is September 15, 2005.

Registration fees are $150 Canadian dollars for faculty members, and
$60 Canadian dollars for graduate students. Payment can be made
by personal checks or credit cards.

Social events include:
Welcoming reception on October 14,
Banquet on October 15,
Wine and cheese reception on October 16.
The cost for social events are included in the registration fees.

A refereed conference proceedings will be published by the
Canadian Applied Math Quarterly.

Travel assistance for graduate students/postdocs are available through
a grant from the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS). We
expect average award will be $200 Canadian dollars, depending on the number
of applicants. To apply, please go to the conference website for instructions.

For questions and assistance please contact the organizers by email at
mwpde@math.ualberta.ca (All organizers and secretary) or
mli@math.ualberta.ca (Michael Li) or
hfreedma@math.ualberta.ca (Herb Freedman).

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From: "Sue Ann Campbell" <sacampbell@uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 15:12:09 -0400

International Workshop on Applied Dynamical Systems:
Mechanics, Turbulence, Knots, Cockroaches and Chaos

October 15-16, 2005
Centre de recherches mathematiques
Montreal, Quebec

http://www.crm.umontreal.ca/Dynamical05/ (French)
http://www.crm.umontreal.ca/Dynamical05/index_e.html (English)

Organizing Committee:
Jacques Belair (Montreal)
Sue Ann Campbell (Waterloo)
Jeff Moehlis (UC Santa Barbara)
N. Sri Namachchivaya (UIUC)
Steve Shaw (Michigan State)

This International Workshop seeks to build bridges between the theoretical
and applied communities by bringing together experts with very different
backgrounds and expertise within the engineering, science, and applied
mathematics communities, and promoting themes of common interest in classical
and emerging areas of Applied Dynamical Systems research. For the
engineering and and applied science communities, this workshop will provide
the opportunity to obtain first-hand information on recent developments in
related mathematical areas, and to point out directions where further
research is needed to solve important problems. The applied mathematics
community will benefit from the opportunity to obtain information on a
variety of possible applications.

A special aspect of the conference will be a celebration of the 60th birthday
of Philip Holmes, including a banquet in his honour.

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From: Georgia Tech Conference Announcement <conf@opal.biology.gatech.edu>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 11:49:22 -0400

Online abstract submission, early registration are now open ---

5th Georgia Tech - ORNL International Conference on Bioinformatics, in Silico
Biology

"Computational Genomics and Evolutionary Biology"
November 17-19, 2005, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Home Page:
http://opal.biology.gatech.edu/conference/

ORGANIZED BY
Georgia Tech
Oak Ridge National Lab

Selected papers will be published in a special issue of BIOINFORMATICS
journal (Oxford University Press)

IMPORTANT DATES
November 17-19, 2005 - Conference time
September 30, 2005 - Poster Abstract submissions due
October 14, 2005 - Early Registration due

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From: Frangois Kiphs <Francois.Kepes@genopole.cnrs.fr>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 17:15:07 +0200

DEADLINE FOR EARLY REGISTRATION: SEPTEMBER 30

European Conference on Complex Systems 2005 (ECCS'05)

PARIS (Citi Internationale Universitaire)
November 14-18, 2005

11 SATELLITE WORKSHOPS AND 7 AFTERNOON TRACKS NOW ONLINE AT
http://complexsystems.lri.fr/

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From: Linda Casals <lindac@dimacs.rutgers.edu>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 09:35:33 -0400 (EDT)

DIMACS Workshop on Economic Epidemiology
http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/Workshops/EconEpid/

October 24 - 25, 2005
DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University

Organizers:
Dave Smith, NIH, smitdave@helix.nih.gov
Ramanan Laxminarayan, Resources for the Future, ramanan@rff.org

Presented under the auspices of the Special Focus on Computational and
Mathematical Epidemiology.

Workshop Announcement:

The emergence and spread of resistance to antimicrobial agents is a complex
interplay between economics, human behavior, and disease ecology.
Mathematical models can help make sense of the complexity and vastly improve
our understanding of the interplay between these factors. The DIMACS workshop
on economic epidemiology is planned as the first of a series of consultations
between economists and biologists working on issues of infectious diseases
modeling and policy. A special focus of this first workshop will be on the
management of antimicrobial resistance. Economic incentives play an important
role in determining antibiotic use, infection control and the evolution of
resistance. At first glance, one notes that those who use or prescribe
antibiotics have few or no incentives to consider the impact of their
decisions on the rest of society. On further reflection, it is evident that
this problem of missing incentives extends to institutions such as hospitals
and the pharmaceutical industry. Hospitals operating in the vicinity of many
other medical care institutions that share patients may have fewer incentives
to invest in hospital infection control to manage resistance if the benefits
of their actions mainly accrue to other institutions. Drug firms that are
involved in the manufacture of antibiotics similarly may fail to consider the
impact of their aggressive antibiotic marketing campaigns on cross-resistance
with other antibiotics that are being used. Understanding the role of
incentives in the evolution of drug resistance, and the implications for the
management of resistance will form the agenda of the first workshop. The
broad purpose of the Workshop is to encourage greater application of economic
intuition and analytical methods to mathematical models of disease
evolution.

Call for Participation:

Main speakers are by invitation only. Workshop participants may submit papers
by contacting one of the organizers no later than September 2nd, 2005.

Registration:

Pre-registration deadline: October 17, 2005

Please see website for additional registration information.

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From: Julien Arino <arinoj@cc.umanitoba.ca>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2005 16:02:13 -0500

Marrakesh 2006 World Conference on Diff Equations and Applications

We are writing to announce the Marrakesh World Conference on Differential
Equations and Applications, which will take place in Marrakesh in June 2006.
At this time, the list of plenary speakers is still being constituted; we
would like to invite those interested to take contact with one of the
coordinating organizers (J. Arino and M.L. Hbid; see
http://euromedbiomath.free.fr/m2006).

Dates : June 15-20, 2006

TOPICS
Theory of differential equations (ordinary, delay and related, partial
differential equations, stochastic differential equations, integral
equations, differential inclusions), qualitative aspects, methods of
resolution, methods of study, general theory of evolution equations,
semigroups, dynamical systems, branching processes, stochastic processes,
numerical analysis of evolution equations, control theory.

Applications in population dynamics, cellular dynamics, mathematical
epidemiology, mathematical biology, mathematical ecology, urban dynamics,
resource management.

IMPORTANT DATES
December, 2005 : Second Announcement.
March 31, 2006 : Deadline for the reception of abstracts of contributed
talks (one page maximum).
April 15, 2006 : Deadline for payment of early fee.
April 30, 2006 : Decisions on projects of contributed talks.
May 20-31, 2006 : Mailing of the 3rd (and last) Announcement.

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From: rculshaw@uttyler.edu
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 10:37:50 -0500

Mathematical Biology and Dynamical Systems
The University of Texas at Tyler, October 7 - 9, 2005.

(Funded by NSA and The University of Texas at Tyler)

This conference aims to bring together experts in various areas of
mathematical and theoretical biology. Topics to be covered include DNA,
knot theory and computing, theoretical immunology, epidemiology, and
population dynamics.

List of confirmed speakers includes: Lou Kauffman (UIC), Nelson Hairston
(Cornell), Susannah Gal (SUNY Binghamton), DeWitt Sumners (FSU), Jim Lynch
(Clarkson), Mary Lou Zeeman (UTSA), Bruce Ayati (SMU), Sophia Jang
(Louisiana), Jennifer Mann (FSU), Natasa Macura (Trinity), Yuzuru Sato
(Santa Fe Institute), William Romey (SUNY Potsdam), Maia Martcheva
(University of Florida).

There will also be a poster presentation session.

See http://math.uttyler.edu/math/conference/ for details.

Organisers: Rebecca Culshaw (UT Tyler Mathematics), Cliff Boucher (UT Tyler Biology), Kazem Mahdavi (UT Tyler), Shigui Ruan (University of Miami).

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From: Margherita Carletti <m.carletti@mat.uniurb.it>
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2005 13:42:19 +0200

First School on Computational Cell Biology- SCCB2005
THE ROLE OF STOCHASTICITY IN THE MODELLING AND SIMULATION OF BIOLOGICAL
PROCESSES
Institute of Biomathematics University of Urbino (Italy), 5th Centenary of
Foundation

November 7-9, 2005

Aims and scope

The school is addressed to students and researchers either with an applied
mathematics, computer science or engineering background who are interested in
cell biology applications or to cellular biologists and biochemists who wish
to gain new quantitative insights. In particular, it will focus on ways in
which stochasticity occurs in the modelling and simulation of biological
processes, particularly within the cell.

Lecturers

* Kevin Burrage, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
* Desmond J. Higham, The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
* Sayan Mukherjee, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

Topics

The role of noise in Biological processes with an emphasis on discrete and
continuous stochastic modelling of genetic regulatory networks and the
importance of spatial modelling in cellular kinetics. (Kevin Burrage)

Computational graph theory for clustering and ordering large datasets and for
understanding connectivity structures. Use of random graph models to
represent such datasets. A protein interaction network model. (Desmond J.
Higham)

Optimization methods for statistical learning related to biology and genomic
applications. (Sayan Mukherjee)

All information available at: http://dm.unife.it/SCCB2005

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 23, 2005.

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From: Helen Moore <moore@aimath.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 10:35:39 -0400

Workshop on The Modeling of Cancer Progression and Immunotherapy
December 12 to December 16, 2005 at the
American Institute of Mathematics (AIM), Palo Alto, CA
organized by Lisette de Pillis, Ami Radunskaya, and Charles Wiseman

This workshop, sponsored by AIM and the NSF, will bring together a
multidisciplinary collection of experts to work on refining mathematical
models of cancer growth, therapy delivery, and cancer interaction with the
immune system. A central goal of the workshop will be to combine state of the
art knowledge of immune-related treatment strategies with mathematical models
that can reflect realistic qualitative and quantitative behavior of cancer
growth and response to treatment. Space and funding is available for a few
more participants. The deadline for applications is September 12, 2005. More
information and an online application are available here:
http://www.aimath.org/ARCC/workshops/tumorimmune.html

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From: Robert van Engelen <engelen@cs.fsu.edu>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 23:55:29 -0400

ACM Symposium on Applied Computing-SAC 2006

Special Track on Distributed Systems and Grid Computing

Dijon, France
April 23-27, 2006

http://www.cslab.ece.ntua.gr/sac06-dsgc

CALL FOR PAPERS
------------------------------

A special track on Distributed Systems and Grid Computing will be held in
ACM SAC'06. This track aims to be a forum for scientists, engineers and
practitioners in academia, industry and research institutes to share technical
ideas, experiences and results and to present their latest findings in any
aspects of Distributed Systems and Grid Computing. The DSGC track will
emphasize the design, architecture and software of parallel/distributed
systems and Grid computing with their scientific and engineering applications.

Authors are invited to submit original manuscripts that demonstrate current
research in all areas of parallel/distributed systems and Grid computing.
The track solicits novel papers on a broad range of topics, including but
not limited to:

- Software environments, middleware, compilers, and programming language
support for distributed systems and Grid computing
- Parallel and distributed architectures
- Parallel and distributed algorithms
- Optimizing compilers for high-performance computing
- High performance Java
- Load sharing and balancing
- Task mapping and job scheduling
- Resource allocation and management
- Architecture and operating system support for parallel systems
- Supercomputing applications
- Scalable servers
- Application studies using distributed systems and Grid computing
- Clusters
- Data Grids
- Peer to Peer (desktop PC Grids)
- High performance I/O and file systems
- Security, reliability, configuration, policy, and management issues in Grids
- Performance analysis, modeling, simulation, and prediction
- Design or use of commercial Grid systems

Original papers from the above-mentioned or other related areas will be
considered. This includes three categories of submissions: 1) original and
unpublished research; 2) reports of innovative computing applications in the
arts, sciences, engineering, business, government, education and industry; and
3) reports of successful technology transfer to new problem domains. Each
submitted paper will be fully refereed and undergo a blind review process by
at least three referees. Accepted papers in all categories will be published
in the ACM SAC^R06 proceedings.

Submit your paper electronically to http://www.cslab.ece.ntua.gr/sac06-dsgc in
PDF or postscript (see the track web page for details). The author(s) name(s)
and address(es) must not appear in any cover page or in the body of the paper,
and self-reference should be in the third person. This is to facilitate blind
review. Because the review process is blind, authors' names and affiliations
should appear only on the electronic submission form. The final version
(camera-ready) of the accepted papers should be submitted in PDF format so that
they can be included in the proceedings as well as in the ACM Digital Library.

For more information contact: sac06-dsgc@cslab.ece.ntua.gr

Important Dates
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Paper Due: September 3, 2005
Author Notification: October 15, 2005
Camera-Ready Paper Due: November 5, 2005

Track Program Chairs
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Robert van Engelen, Florida State University, USA
Madhu Govindaraju, Binghamton University, USA
Nectarios Koziris, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Kleanthis Psarris, The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

About the ACM SAC 2006 Conference
--------------------------------

For the past twenty years, the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing has been a
primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineers,
software engineers, and application developers from around the world.
SAC 2006 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing.

For more information about the ACM SAC'06 conference, please visit
http://www.acm.org/conferences/sac/sac2006/

Symposium Chair
Hisham M. Haddad
Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, Georgia, USA
hhaddad@kennesaw.edu

Symposium Vice Chair
Richard Chbeir
LE2I-CNRS
University of Bourgogne
Dijon, France
richard.chbeir@u-bourgogne.fr

Program Chairs
Roger L. Wainwright University of Tulsa
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
rogerw@utulsa.edu
Sascha Ossowski
University Rey Juan Carlos
Madrid, Spain
sossowski@acm.org

Tutorials Chair
Kokou Yetongnon
LE2I-CNRS
University of Bourgogne
Dijon, France
kokou@u-bourgogne.fr

Publication Chair
Lorie M. Liebrock
New Mexico Institute of
Mining and Technology
Socorro, NM, USA
liebrock@cs.nmt.edu

Local Arrangement Chair
Christophe Nicolle
LE2I-CNRS
University of Bourgogne
Dijon, France
cnicolle@u-bourgogne.fr

Posters Chair
Mathew J. Palakal
Indiana University
Purdue University
mpalakal@cs.iupui.edu

Treasurer/Webmaster
Hisham M. Haddad
Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, Georgia, USA
hhaddad@kennesaw.edu

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From: Jinli Cao <J.Cao@latrobe.edu.au>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 12:34:04 +1000

First International Conference on Scalable Information Systems (INFOSCALE)

30 May - 1 Jun 2006, Hong Kong
http://www.infoscale.org/

PRELIMINARY CALL FOR PAPERS

As the data volumes continue to increase and the ways of information
dispersion across the globe continue to diversify, new scalable methods
and structures are needed for efficiently processing those distributed
and autonomous data. Grid computing, P2P technology, distributed
information retrieval technology, and networking technology all must be
merged to address the scalability concern. This forum focuses on this
key merged domain and looks for new integrated solutions for this
diversifying world of information.

Conference Scope:
Parallel Information Retrieval
Scalable Distributed Information Retrieval
Scalable Grid Information Systems
P2P Systems
Scalable Mobile/Sensor DB Systems
Index Compression Methods
Architectures for Scalability
Networking for Scalable Information Systems
Scalable Information System Applications
(medicine, biology, military, etc.)
Evaluation Metrics for Scalability
VLDB
Data Mining
Information Security

Important Deadlines (tentative):
Paper submission: 1 Nov 2005
Notification: 15 Jan 2006
Final version: 15 Feb 2006

Publications: Original and previously unpublished technical papers
are solicited for presentation at the conference and publication in
the proceedings. The proceedings will be published by IEEE Press and
available online through IEEE Xplore. Selected papers will be
published in journal special issues.

General Chair
Xiaohua Jia, City University of Hong Kong

PC Chairs
Abdur Chowdhury, AOL
Francis Lau, The University of Hong Kong
Frank Zhigang Wang, Cambridge-Cranfield High Performance
Computing Facilities

Steering Committee Chairs
Imrich Chlamtac, CreateNet Research Consortium, Chair
Ophir Frieder, Illinois Institute of Technology, Co-chair

Publicity Chair
Jinli Cao, La Trobe University

Publications Chair
Scott Huang, City University of Hong Kong

Workshops Chair
Niki Pissinou, Florida International University, Chair
Tirthankar Ghosh, Vice Chair
Hao Zhu, Vice Chair

Local Arrangement Chair
Victor Lee, City University of Hong Kong

Program Committee
Khalid Al-Begain, University of Glamorgan, Wales
David Al-Dabass, University of Nottingham Trent, UK
Mohand Boughanem, University Paul Sabatier, France
Andrei Broder, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
Wentong Cai, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Jamie Callan, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
David Carmel, IBM Research, Israel
Jose Manuel Garcia Carrasco, University of Murcia, Spain
Scott Cost, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA
Fabio Crestani, University of Strathclyde, UK
Arjen de Vries, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica, Netherlands
David Doermann, University of Maryland, USA
Tarek El-Ghazawi, George Washington University, USA
Dan Feng, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, P. R. China
Galal Hassan Galal-Edeen, Cairo University, Egypt
Lee Giles, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Nazli Goharian, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Siegmar Gross, University of Applied Sciences, Germany
David Grossman, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
David Hawking, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research
Organisation, Australia
Andreas Henrich, University of Bamberg, Germany
Otthein Herzog, University of Bremen, Germany
Djoerd Hiemstra, University of Twente, Netherlands
Jimmy Huang, York University, Canada
George Ioannidis, University of Bremen, Germany
Narayana Jayaram, London Metropolitan University, UK
Guojun Jin, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, USA
Joemon Jose, University of Glasgow, UK
Paul Kantor, Rutgers University, USA
Stefan Kirn, University of Hohenheim, Germany
Aleksander Kolcz, AOL, USA
Peter Komisarczuk, University of Wellington, New Zealand
Axel Korthaus, University of Mannheim, Germany
Donald Kraft, Louisiana State University, USA
Mounia Lalmas, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Minglu Li, Shanghai Jiaotong University, P. R. China
Tao Li, University of Rochester, USA
Andrew MacFarlane, City University London, UK
James Mayfield, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Massimo Melucci, University of Padova, Italy
Lingkui Meng, Wuhan University, P. R. China
Charles Nicholas, University of Maryland, USA
Greg Pass, AOL, USA
Yale Patt, University of Texas, USA
Thomas Roelleke, Queen Mary University London, UK
Heiner Stuckenschmidt, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Xian-He Sun, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Ulrich Thiel, Fraunhofer Integrated Publication and information
Systems Institute, Germany
Ingo Timm, University of Bremen, Germany
Anastasios Tombros, Queen Mary University London, UK
Pavel Tvrdik, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Herman Vandermulen, AOL, USA
Zhichen Xu, Yahoo, USA
Wai Gen Yee, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Jim Yip, University of Huddersfield, UK
Clement Yu, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Zhu Zhang, University of Michigan, USA

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