1205_December-2005

CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 05 Number 5
December 22, 2005

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

CONTENTS

Society News:

1. ICIAM 2007 Speaker list now available.

Other News:

2. CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize announcement

3. Andre Aisenstadt Prize announcment

Position Announcements:

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

4.** University of Alberta - Tenure-track Position in Fluid Dynamics

5.** University of Alberta - NSERC University Faculty Award

6.** Carleton University - Tenure-track Position in Applied Analysis

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.

7. DIMACS Workshop on Clustering Problems in Biological Networks

8. Positive Systems: Theory and applications, POSTA06

9. Tenth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems

10. GRC on Theoretical Biology and Biomathematics, 2006

11. EMS Summer School 2006: Mathematical Models of the Heart

12. SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures, 2006

13. DIMACS Workshop on The Epidemiology and Evolution of Influenza

14. Fifteenth Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting CNS*2006

15. SMB/SIAM Life Sciences annual meeting 2006

16. ISNB 2006: 3rd International Symposium on Networks in Bioinformatics

17. CND (McGill) Systems Biology Summer School 2006

18. Workshop: Mathematical Models in Biology and Medicine, ASU, 2006

19. Algorithmic Aspects in Information and Management (AAIM'06)

20. ICPR2006: 18th International Conference on Pattern Recognition

21. LMCS06: Workshop on LOGIC, MODELS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

22. ISSAC 2006: International Symposium in Symbolic and Algebraic Computation

23. 2006 International Conference on Scientific Computing (CSC'06)

24. NPSC 2006: Third International Conference on Neural, Parallel, Scientific
Computations

25. PanAm VI: Workshop in Applied and Computational Mathematics /
Computational Science and Engineering

26. CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Information

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From: Michel Delfour <delfour@CRM.UMontreal.ca>
Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 08:00:11 -0500

ICIAM 2007

6th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Zurich, Switzerland, 16-20 July, 2007

Invited speakers + speaker of the Public Lecture:

Grigoire Allaire (Paris, F)
Frank Allgoewer (Stuttgart, D)
Luis A. Caffarelli (Austin, USA)
Emmanuel J. Candhs (Pasadena, USA)
Claudio Canuto (Torino, I)
Margaret Cheney (Troy, USA)
Albert Cohen (Paris, F)
Weinan E (Princeton, USA)
Herbert Edelsbrunner (Durham, USA)
Nicole El Karoui (Paris, F)
Michel Fortin (Quibec, CA)
Roland Glowinski (Houston, USA)
Hitoshi Ishii (Tokyo, J)
Barbara Lee Keyfitz (Toronto, CA)
Robert V. Kohn (New York, USA)
Tatsien Li (Shanghai, CN)
Josi-Mario Martinez (Campinas, BR)
Arkadi Nemirowskii (Haifa, Israel)
Felix Otto (Bonn, D)
William R. Pulleyblank (Yorktown Heights, USA
Christof Sch|tte (Berlin, D)
Andrew Stuart (Coventry, UK)
Michael J. Todd (Ithaca, USA)
Eva Tardos (Ithaca, USA)
Ichiro Tsuda (Sapporo, J)
Gunther Uhlmann (Washington, USA)
Jinchao Xu (University Park, USA)

Speaker of the Public Lecture: Ivar Ekeland (Vancouver, CA)

For more information, see http://www.iciam07.ch/invitation

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From: PIMS Admin Account <pims@pims.math.ca>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 13:55:36 -0800 (PST)

NICOLE TOMCZAK-JAEGERMAN: RECIPIENT OF THE 2006 CRM-FIELDS-PIMS PRIZE

The directors of the Centre de recherches mathematiques (CRM) of l'Universite
de Montreal - Francois Lalonde, the Fields Institute - Barbara Keyfitz, and
the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences - Ivar Ekeland, are
pleased to announce the awarding of the CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize for 2006 to
Professor Nicole Tomczak-Jaegermann of the University of Alberta in
recognition of her exceptional achievements in functional analysis and
geometric analysis.

The prize was established in 1994 as the CRM-Fields prize to recognize
exceptional research in the mathematical sciences. In 2005, PIMS became an
equal partner and the name was changed to the CRM-Fields-PIMS prize. A
committee appointed by the three institutes chooses the recipient.

Nicole Tomczak-Jaegermann, this year's recipient, is one of the world's
leading mathematicians working in functional analysis. She has made
outstanding contributions to infinite dimensional Banach space theory,
asymptotic geometric analysis, and the interaction between these two streams
of modern functional analysis. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Geometric
Analysis at the University of Alberta. In 1998 she gave an invited lecture at
the International Congress of Mathematicians, is a Fellow of the Royal Society
of Canada, received a Killam Research Fellowship, and the Krieger-Nelson Prize
Lectureship of the Canadian Mathematical Society.

Previous recipients of the prize are H.S.M. (Donald) Coxeter, George A.
Elliott, James Arthur, Robert V. Moody, Stephen A. Cook, Israel Michael Sigal,
William T. Tutte, John B. Friedlander, John McKay, Edwin Perkins, Donald A.
Dawson, and David Boyd.

For more information please see
http://www.pims.math.ca

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From: Suzette Paradis <paradis@CRM.UMontreal.CA>
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 12:31:05 -0500

The 2006 Andri-Aisenstadt Prize is Awarded Jointly to Iosif Polterovich of the
University of Montreal, and Tai-Peng Tsai of the University of British Columbia

The Director of Centre de recherches mathimatiques of the University of
Montreal is pleased to announce the nomination of two 2006 Andri-Aisenstadt
Prize recipients, namely, Iosif Polterovich (University of Montreal) and
Tai-Peng Tsai (University of British Columbia).

Iosif Polterovich (University of Montreal)
After obtaining his Master's degree from Moscow State University in 1995, Dr.
Polterovich obtained his doctorate from the Weizmann Institute in 2000.
Following postdoctoral experiences at the CRM, MSRI and the Max Planck
Institute, Dr. Polterovich began a tenure track position at the University of
Montreal, in 2002.

Dr. Polterovich works in geometric spectral theory, his broad variety of
results being notable for both their importance and novelty. Perhaps most
exciting was Polterovich's announcement in 2000 of an "explicit" formula for
the heat invariants of a Riemannian manifold; these geometric invariants had
been studied for more than fifty years, yet Polterovich presented them in a
striking and useful way, which will undoubtedly be central to much forthcoming
research by him and others.

Tai-Peng Tsai (University of British Columbia)
After completing his B.Sc. at the National Taiwan University in 1991, Dr. Tsai
obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1998 under the
supervision of Vladimir Sverak. Following a three year postdoc at the Courant
Institute, and a further year at the Institute for Advanced Study, Dr. Tsai
began as an assistant professor at UBC in 2002.

Dr. Tsai is an outstanding researcher in non-linear partial differential
equations. In recent work with Kang and Gustafson, Tsai obtained the optimal
partial regularity result for the incompressible Navier-Stokes equation. Even
more remarkably he proved the non-existence of self-similar blow-up solutions
(as proposed by Leray in 1934) with finite local energy in three dimensions.
Tsai has also embarked on a deep and detailed study of long-time asymptotics in
nonlinear Schrvdinger equations with several coauthors. These papers reveal a
variety and subtlety of behaviours, and are becoming quite influential.

The Andri-Aisenstadt Mathematics Prize is awarded to recognize talented young
Canadian mathematicians that are chosen by CRM's advisory committee. Awarded
for research achievement in pure and applied mathematics, it consists of a
$ 3 000 award and a medal. This years recipients were preceded by fifteen
former winners since the creation of the Prize in 1991. The 2005 winner was
Ravi Vakil (Stanford).

At the time of consideration, candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent
residents of Canada, and no more than seven years from their Ph.D. A condition
of acceptance of the prize is that recipients deliver a lecture at CRM. These
lectures will be presented on April 28, 2006.

The Centre de recherches mathimatiques (CRM) of the University of Montreal was
founded in 1969. Currently under the direction of professor Frangois Lalonde,
the Centre's mandate is to serve as a national centre for fundamental research
in mathematics and their applications. The CRM's scientific personnel includes
more than one hundred members and post-doctoral fellows. Further, the Centre
hosts from year to year a large number of guest researchers.

Contact information:
Frangois Lalonde, Director
Centre de recherches mathimatiques
Pavillon Andri-Aisenstadt, Universiti de Montrial
2920 Chemin de la tour, room 5357
Montrial (Quibec) H3T 1J4
Phone : (514) 343-7502
www.crm.umontreal.ca
director@crm.umontreal.ca

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From: Andrea Robinson <Andrea.Robinson@ddbcanada.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 14:30:53 -0700

University of Alberta
Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
Tenure Track Position in Fluid Dynamics

The Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, at the University of
Alberta, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the
general area of fluid dynamics. We seek an individual who will complement the
Departments existing expertise in turbulence, waves and shock theory,
stratified fluids, hydrodynamic stability, physical oceanography, climatology
and laboratory experiments. Candidates must hold a PhD degree. Additional
postdoctoral experience showing a promising research record is preferred. As
well as developing a strong research program, successful candidates will be
expected to teach undergraduates and graduates in courses including
mathematical fluid dynamics, numerical methods and advanced partial
differential equations. Applicants are expected to possess excellent
communication skills and leadership potential.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a teaching profile outlining
experience and/or interests, and at least three confidential letters of
reference to:

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

The closing date for applications is February 15, 2006, or until a suitable
candidate is found. Early applications are encouraged. For more information
about the Department and the University of Alberta, please see the Departments
web page: http://www.math.ualberta.ca. For information about the Fluid
Dynamics Group, see http://www.math.ualberta.ca/~gfd

Please Note: Applicants being considered will generally be contacted within
3-4 weeks of the deadline date. Those not contacted are thanked for their
interest and encouraged to apply for future positions advertised by the
University.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or
permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

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

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From: Andrea Robinson <Andrea.Robinson@ddbcanada.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 12:47:32 -0800

University of Alberta
Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
NSERC University Faculty Award

The Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, at the University of
Alberta, is actively seeking to nominate a candidate for an NSERC University
Faculty Award in the Fall 2006 competition.

The University Faculty Award was created by NSERC to encourage Canadian
universities to appoint outstanding women and aboriginal researchers to
tenure-track positions in science and engineering. Further information on the
program can be found at the following web page:
http://www.nserc.gc.ca/professors_e.asp?nav=profnav&lbi=c7

The nominee will have an excellent record of research and publication. We are
particularly interested in candidates who work in a field related to an area of
existing or emerging strength in the Department, although other areas will be
considered. Some areas of research excellence, recently highlighted by the
Faculty of Science, include algebra, functional analysis, fluid dynamics,
statistics, mathematical biology, and scientific computing. The candidate will
also have a strong commitment to and aptitude for teaching undergraduate
students, and will be expected to supervise graduate theses.

This tenure-track appointment is scheduled to begin on or near July 1, 2007.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, research and teaching profiles
outlining experience and/or interests, and at least three confidential letters
of reference to:

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

The closing date for applications is March 1, 2006. Early applications are
encouraged. According to NSERC regulations, applicants must be Canadian
citizens or permanent residents of Canada.

Please Note: Applicants being considered will generally be contacted within
3-4 weeks of the deadline date. Those not contacted are thanked for their
interest and encouraged to apply for future positions advertised by the
University.

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

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From: Marilyn Albert <malbert@math.carleton.ca>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2005 10:22:10 -0500

Carleton University

Tenure Track Position in Applied Analysis

The School of Mathematics and Statistics at Carleton University invites
applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant
Professor in Applied Analysis, starting July 1, 2006. Applicants should have a
Ph.D. in Mathematics or related areas, and a strong commitment to excellence in
research and teaching. The School is particularly interested in candidates who
are active in the areas of Numerical Analysis and/or Applied Differential
Equations. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong,
externally-funded research program, supervise students, as well as develop and
teach undergraduate and graduate courses. More information about the School
can be found at www.math.carleton.ca.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Consideration of
applications will begin on January 2, 2006 and continue until the position is
filled. Applications (hard copies only) including a curriculum vitae, three
letters of reference, up to four sample publications, and a teaching dossier
should be sent to:

Dr. Y. Q. Zhao, Director
School of Mathematics and Statistics
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa
Ontario K1S 5B6
Canada
Email: ms-atd@math.carleton.ca

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The applications of Canadian
citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Carleton University
is committed to equality of employment for women, Aboriginal peoples, visible
minorities, and persons with disabilities. Persons from these groups are
encouraged to apply.

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From: Linda Casals <lindac@dimacs.rutgers.edu>
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 14:43:45 -0400 (EDT)

DIMACS Workshop on Clustering Problems in Biological Networks

May 9 - 11, 2006
DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University

Organizers:
Sergiy Butenko, Texas A&M, butenko@tamu.edu
W. Art Chaovalitwongse, Rutgers University, wchaoval@rci.rutgers.edu
Panos Pardalos, University of Florida, pardalos@ufl.edu

Presented under the auspices of the DIMACS/BioMaPS/MB Center Special Focus on
Information Processing in Biology.

Workshop on Clustering Problems in Biological Networks Clustering techniques
are essential to a wide variety of applications. Network clustering
approaches are becoming common in the analysis of massive data sets arising
in various branches of science, engineering, government and industry. In
particular, network clustering techniques emerge as an important tool in
computational biology, where they can be used for analysis of gene and
protein networks and other important problems.

Registration:

Pre-registration deadline: May 2, 2006

Information on participation, registration, accommodations, and travel can be
found at:

http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/Workshops/Clustering/

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From: Hidde de Jong <Hidde.de-Jong@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 19:39:08 +0200

POSITIVE SYSTEMS: THEORY AND APPLICATIONS, POSTA06
Second Multidisciplinary International Symposium

SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES
Positive systems are systems in which the relevant variables assume
nonnegative values. These systems are quite common in applications where
variables represent positive quantities such as populations, concentrations
of chemical species, consumption of goods, probabilities, ... The aim of the
symposium is that of joining together researchers working on the modeling of
systems in different areas, such as economy, biomedecine, chemistry, and
telecommunications, in order to provide a multidisciplinary forum where they
have the opportunity to exchange ideas and compare results in a unified
framework.

IMPORTANT DATES
January 10, 2006, submission deadline
March 10, 2006, notification of acceptance

The symposium POSTA06 will be held in Grenoble (France) from August 30 to
September 1, 2006.
The proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag.

INFORMATION
For further information see the web site of POSTA06:
http://www.lag.ensieg.inpg.fr/POSTA06/index.php or contact
POSTA06@lag.ensieg.inpg.fr

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From: Cynthia Bradford <cindy@bu.edu>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 16:02:32 -0400

TENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COGNITIVE AND NEURAL SYSTEMS

Boston University

May 17-20, 2006

Sponsored by the Center for Adaptive Systems and the Department of Cognitive
and Neural Systems at Boston University with financial support from the
National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research. Invited and
contributed talks and posters.

Abstract deadline: January 31, 2006.

See http://cns-web.bu.edu/cns-meeting/conference.html
or contact:

Cynthia Bradford
Boston University
CNS Department
677 Beacon Street
Boston MA 02215

fax: 617-353-7755
cindy@bu.edu

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From: Paul Bressloff <bressloff@math.utah.edu>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 09:30:42 -0600

Gordon Research Conference on Theoretical Biology and Biomathematics
(June 4-9, 2006, Tilton NH)

Paul C. Bressloff (Chair)
Stephen Coombes (Vice-chair)

The GRC in theoretical biology and biomathematics has a long tradition in
covering a wide range of topics at the forefront of biology in an informal
and friendly atmosphere. We encourage anyone interested in quantitative
approaches to biology to attend the next meeting, which will have sessions in
the following areas:

Noise in biological systems (Chair: Andre Longtin)
Biological polymers and membranes (Chair: Alex Levine)
Biological networks (Chair: Reka Albert)
Social insects (Chair: Fred Adler)
Ecological Stoichiometry (Chair: Roger Nisbet)
Calcium dynamics (Chair: James Sneyd)
Synaptic plasticity (Chair: Jonathan Rubin)
Cancer (Chair: Helen Byrne)
Lee Segel (Chair: Rob de Boer)

A second announcement in December will give details regarding funding
possibilities and registration procedures.

More details will also appear on the GRC homepage http://www.grc.uri.edu/

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From: Glenn Terje Lines <glennli@simula.no>
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 13:01:01 +0200

EMS Summer School 2006: Mathematical Models of the Heart, Svalbard

Simula Research Laboratory is organizing a summer school in Mathematical
Models of the Heart. The event will take place at the arctic island Svalbard,
6-13 May 2006.

The covered topics are:

Cardiac electrophysiology
Cardiac muscle mechanics
Blood flow

Invited talks will be given by the following distinguished scientists:

Prof. Piero Colli-Franzone, University of Pavia
Prof. Olaf DC6ssel, University of Karlsruhe
Prof. Andrew McCulloch, University of California, San Diego
Prof. Alexander Panfilov, University of Dundee.

For further information visit:
http://home.simula.no/ems2006

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From: Kirsten Wilden <Wilden@siam.org>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 13:49:02 -0500

Conference Name: SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures
Location: University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Dates: September 9-12, 2006

Invited Plenary Speakers:
Fridiric Dias, ENS, France
Benjamin J. Eggleton, University of Sydney, Australia
Mariana Haragus, Universiti de Franche-Comti, France
Lene Hau, Harvard University
Philip K. Maini, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
James McWilliams, University of California, Los Angeles
Bjvrn Sandstede, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

The Call for Presentations for this conference is available at:
http://www.siam.org/meetings/nw06/index.php

Deadlines
Minisymposium proposals: February 8, 2006

Abstracts for all contributed and minisymposium presentations: March 8, 2006

For additional information, contact SIAM Conference Department at
meetings@siam.org.

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From: Linda Casals <lindac@dimacs.rutgers.edu>
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 11:39:10 -0500 (EST)

DIMACS Workshop on The Epidemiology and Evolution of Influenza

January 25 - 27, 2006
DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University

Organizers:

Catherine Macken, Los Alamos National Labs, cam@t10.lanl.gov
Alan Perelson, Los Alamos National Labs, asp@lanl.gov

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

Workshop Announcement:

This workshop will explore the epidemiology and evolution of influenza. The
persistence of influenza depends on its ability to evolve so that new strains
and subtypes of the virus appear and old ones reappear. This constant
evolution means that vaccines need to be updated frequently and that
resistance to drug therapies can easily arise. The workshop will bring
together public health practitioners, immunologists, epidemiologists,
evolutionary biologists, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer
scientists to explore the evolution and dynamics of influenza. Among the
issues to be explored are the causes and consequences of patterns of
immunological cross-reactivity, and the interactions with drug treatment and
vaccination strategies. In addition, the applicability of SIR and agent based
models to predict the spread of influenza, and the means of dealing with and
planning for an influenza pandemic, will be discussed.

Registration:

Pre-registration deadline: January 18, 2006

Please see website for additional registration information.

Information on participation, registration, accommodations, and travel can be
found at:

http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/Workshops/Influenza/

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From: CNS <cns@www.cnsorg.org>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2005 08:24:23 -0700

CALL FOR PAPERS, CNS*2006
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 6, 2006 midnight
Submission open: January 15, 2006
NOTE: Meeting dates have changed since the announcement at CNS*2005

Fifteenth Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting CNS*2006
July 16 - July 20, 2006
Edinburgh, UK
http://www.cnsorg.org

CNS*2006 will be held in Edinburgh, UK from Sunday, July 16 to Thursday, July
20, 2006. The main meeting will be July 16-18 followed by two days of
workshops on July 19 and 20. The meeting will take place in the heart of
medieval 'Old Town' close to plenty of arts and entertainment. Edinburgh can
be reached from Edinburgh or Glasgow International Airports.

Submissions can include experimental, model-based, as well as more abstract
theoretical approaches to understanding neurobiological computation. We
especially encourage research that mixes experimental and theoretical
studies. We also accept papers that describe new technical approaches to
theoretical and experimental issues in computational neuroscience or relevant
software packages.

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From: bmasmith@ncsu.edu
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2005 12:53:41 -0500 (EST)

SMB / SIAM Life Sciences annual meeting July 31-Aug 3, 2006
Brownstone Hotel & Conference Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Themes:
Ecology, Environmental and Evolutionary Biology
Genomics
Imaging
Neuroscience
Structural Biology
Modeling Diseases
Biomathematics in Industry
Biology
Toxicology
Stochastic effects in Biology
Cell Motility

Participation Deadline Date:
December 30, 2005: Minisymposium proposals
January 30, 2006: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium presentations

How to Participate:
Individuals are requested to limit themselves to giving one talk. (This does
not apply to invited plenary speakers). The chair of the organizing committee
may make exceptions to this request. You are invited to contribute a
presentation for this conference in one of the following formats.

Minisymposia:
A minisymposium consists of four 25-minute presentations, with an additional
five minutes for discussion after each presentation. Prospective
minisymposium organizers are asked to submit a proposal consisting of a
title, a description (not to exceed 100 words), and a list of speakers and
titles of their presentations using the Conference Management System
available at: http://meetings.siam.org/start.cfm?CONFCODE=ls06
To ensure balance, we would prefer that a single individual not be the
organizer of more than one minisymposium. It is recommended that the
minisymposium organizer make the first presentation. Each minisymposium
speaker should submit a 75-word abstract. The organizing committee will
referee minisymposium proposals. The number of minisymposia may be limited to
retain an acceptable level of parallelism in the conference sessions. For
further minisymposium organizer and participant information, please visit:
http://www.siam.org/meetings/guidelines/mini_guide.php

Contributed Presentations in Lecture or Poster Format:
Contributed presentations in lecture or poster format are invited in all
areas consistent with the conference themes. A lecture format involves a
15-minute oral presentation with an additional 5 minutes for discussion. A
poster format involves the use of non-electronic visual aids for mounting on
a poster board. A poster session is two hours long. Each contributor must
submit a title and a brief abstract not to exceed 75 words. Please submit
contributed presentations in lecture or poster format using the Conference
Management System available at:
http://meetings.siam.org/start.cfm?CONFCODE=ls06

Acceptance Notification:
Authors will be notified by e-mail in March.

FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONFERENCE CAN BE FOUND AT:

http://www.siam.org/meetings/ls06/ and
http://www.smb.org/meetings/index.shtml

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From: Jaap Kaandorp <jaapk@science.uva.nl>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 16:50:54 +0100

First Announcement
ISNB 2006 3rd INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON NETWORKS IN BIOINFORMATICS

May 29 - 31, 2006 in Amsterdam

Science Park Amsterdam
University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The understanding of biological networks such as metabolic and signal
transduction pathways is crucial for understanding molecular and cellular
processes in the organism or system under study. This field is subject of
lively research and both experimental and computational approaches are used
to elucidate the biological networks. The bioinformatics of biological
networks involves a broad range of research and approaches. Research includes
the identification of regulatory elements in DNA, genome context analysis,
modeling and simulation of pathways, reconstruction of pathways from
experimental data, visualization of pathways, and the representation of
pathways in database, graphs and markup languages. To accelerate our
understanding of the (dynamics) of biological networks it is seems imperative
that these efforts are combined and subsequently have to be applied to real
biological problems. It is clear that this field of research can only advance
when bioinformaticians and experimental biologists (for example working on
model organisms such as Drosophila and organisms with a relatively simple and
basal body plan such as sponges and scleractinian corals) work closely
together. During this three day symposium we will bring together researchers
from different disciplines (biology, mathematics and computational sciences)
working on different aspects of networks to exchange ideas and approaches.
The first day of the symposium is scheduled for introductory lectures.
During the first day of the symposium we have scheduled six introductory
lectures, which aim at introducing specific subjects to the audience. The
lectures are open for all participants and will provide background knowledge
for the scientific presentations.

For more program and registration details
http://isnb.amc.uva.nl/

This symposium is supported by the Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre (NBIC;
www.nbic.nl), The Academic Medical Center (AMC; www.amc.nl), The Netherlands
Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO; www.nwo.nl), IOP Genomics
(www.senternovem.nl/iopgenomics/)

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From: "Angelica Todireanu, Ms." <angelica.todireanu@mcgill.ca>
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 11:04:58 -0500

The Centre for Non-linear Dynamics at McGill University is organizing a
summer school on Systems Biology, which will take place in Montreal during
the last half of May 2006. (May 23 - June 2, 2006)

The first week will be a comprehensive introduction to the methods of
non-linear science, ranging from difference equations to stochastic systems,
and illustrated with 'classic' applications in cardiology and neural signal
propagation.

The second week will focus on systems approaches to molecular biology and
will include modelling of biochemical pathways, network inference, and
synthetic biology. For more information, please see:
http://www.cnd.mcgill.ca/summer

Some financial support is available for attendees, who are encouraged to
apply from both the physical and the life sciences. We would appreciate you
bringing this to the attention of anyone who you think might be interested.

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From: kuang <kuang@asu.edu>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 08:44:37 -0700

Workshop on Mathematical Models in Biology and Medicine

Where: Arizona State University, Computing Commons, Room 120
When: Friday, February 3 - Saturday, February 4, 2006
Sponsors: Department of Mathematics at ASU, MTBI, and NSF (through UBM)

Theme: This workshop will showcase recent research projects completed or
being carried out by ASU's undergraduate students, graduate students and
postdoctoral fellows in the general area of mathematical and computational
biology and medicine. It will also feature several invited keynote addresses
from speakers outside of ASU. There will also be a poster presentation
session in the evening of Friday, Feb. 3.

Contact: For details about the schedule and participation in this workshop,
please contact
Yang Kuang [kuang@asu.edu, phone: 480.965.6915] or
Dieter Armbruster [armbruster@asu.edu, phone: 480.965.5441/5893]

Keynote Speakers:
1. Linda J. S. Allen, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Texas Tech
University.
2. H. T. Banks, Center for Research in Scientific Computation, North Carolina
State U.
3. Luis M. A. Bettencourt, Los Alamos National Laboratory.
4. Zhilan Feng, Department of Mathematics, Purdue University.
5. John Guckenheimer, Mathematics and Theoretical and Applied Mechanics,
Cornell University.
6. Mary Ann Horn, Mathematics Department, Vanderbilt University, and NSF.
7. Irakli Loladze, Department of Mathematics University of Nebraska -
Lincoln.
8. Glenn Webb, Mathematics Department, Vanderbilt University

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From: "C.K. Poon" <ckpoon@cs.cityu.edu.hk>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 21:01:47 +0800 (HKT)

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Second International Conference on Algorithmic Aspects in Information and
Management (AAIM'06), 20-22 June 2006
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

http://www.cs.cityu.edu.hk/~aaim06/

CONFERENCE THEME
While the areas of operations research and management science
are full of algorithmic challenges, the proliferation of
information has called for the design of smart algorithms and
data structures for their management. This conference is
intended for original algorithmic research on immediate
applications and/or fundamental problems pertinent to information
management and management science, broadly construed.

Typical topics include (but not limited to):

Approximation Algorithms Graph Algorithms
Biological Data Management Mechanism Design
Computational Finance Network Optimization
Computational Game Theory Operations Research
Data Structures Online Algorithms
Discrete Optimization Scheduling Algorithms
Geometric Data Management

IMPORTANT DATES
Submission of Papers: 7 Jan 2006
Notification of Acceptance: 7 Mar 2006
Final version: 31 Mar 2006

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
AAIM'06 will only accept electronic on-line submissions. Detailed
instructions can be found in the conference web page. Accepted papers
will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer
Science (www.springeronline.com/lncs) series. Simultaneous submissions
to other conferences with published proceedings are not allowed.

INVITED SPEAKERS
Allan Borodin (U Toronto)
Ming-Yang Kao (Northwestern U)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Hee-Kap Ahn (KAIST)
Takao Asano (Chuo U)
Amotz Bar-Noy (City U of New York)
Hans Bodlaender (U Utrecht)
Peter Brucker (U Osnabrueck)
Leizhen Cai (Chinese U of Hong Kong)
Jianer Chen (Texas A&M U)
Siu-Wing Cheng (Hong Kong UST, co-chair)
Marek Chrobak (U California at Riverside)
Rudolf Fleischer (Fudan U)
Joachim Gudmundsson (National ICT Australia)
Gregory Gutin (Royal Holloway, U London & U Haifa)
Wen-Lian Hsu (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Giuseppe F. Italiano (U Roma "Tor Vergata")
Tao Jiang (U California at Riverside & Tsinghua U)
Tak-Wah Lam (U of Hong Kong)
Xiang-Yang Li (Illinois Institute of Technology)
Peter Bro Miltersen (U of Aarhus)
Pat Morin (Carleton U)
Seffi Naor (Technion and Microsoft Research)
Chung Keung Poon (City U of Hong Kong, co-chair)
Kirk Pruhs (U Pittsburgh)
Vijaya Ramachandran (U Texas at Austin)
Rajeev Raman (Leicester U)
Jiri Sgall (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)
Paul Spirakis (U Patras & CTI Greece)
Wing Kin Sung (National U of Singapore)
Hisao Tamaki (Meiji U)
Jan van Leeuwen (U Utrecht)
Lusheng Wang (City U of Hong Kong)
Yingfeng Xu (Xi'an Jiaotong U)
Binhai Zhu (Montana State U)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Matthew Chang (City U of Hong Kong)
Mordecai Golin (Hong Kong UST)
Jinxin Huang (Hong Kong UST)
Xiaohua Jia (City U of Hong Kong)
H F Ting (U of Hong Kong)
Yajun Wang (Hong Kong UST)

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From: ICPR 2006 <icpr06@Comp.HKBU.Edu.HK>
Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2005 17:55:14 +0800

Due to numerous requests, the ICPR'06 paper submission deadline has been
extended to 5 January, 2006.

C A L L F O R P A P E R S
ICPR 2006

The 18th International Conference on Pattern Recognition
20-24 August 2006
Hong Kong

http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/~icpr06

The 18th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR'06) is a
biennial event of the International Association for Pattern Recognition
(IAPR). ICPR'06 will be hosted by Hong Kong Baptist University and held
in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. ICPR'06 will be a major
multi-track international conference and provide a stimulating
scientific environment for academics, industry and researchers to
exchange their views and have a chance for in-depth face to face
discussions.

The five selected tracks are:

Track I: Computer Vision and Image Analysis
Track II : Pattern Recognition and Basic Technologies
Track III : Signal, Speech and Image Processing
Track IV : Systems, Robotics and Applications (with Associated Theme:
Biometrics)
Track V : Cognitive Approaches & Soft Computing

IMPORTANT DATES
Full paper submissions due: January 5, 2006
Notification of acceptances: March 15, 2006
Final camera-ready papers due: May 15, 2006

PAPER SUBMISSION
The paper page limit is 4 pages. Anonymous papers should be written in
English and submitted in pdf format. Formatting instructions provided by
the IEEE Computer Society Press are available from the ICPR'06
conference website. By submitting your paper, you warrant that neither
it nor any related paper with essentially the same technical content has
been submitted for publication anywhere else.

Call for WORKSHOPS and TUTORIALS
Full-day workshops and half-day tutorials will be held on August 20,
2006. Please check the ICPR'06 homepage for details of the call for
workshops and tutorials.

General Chair & General Co-Chairs
Yuan Yan Tang, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong (General Chair)
Patrick Wang, Northeastern University, USA
G. Lorette, Universite de Rennes 1, France
Daniel So Yeung, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong (Technical)

Organizing Committee Co-Chairs
Ru-Wei Dai, Institute of Automation, Academia Sinica, China
Chun-hung Li, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Hong Yan, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

ICPR'06 is co-sponsored by IAPR and Hong Kong Baptist University and is
supported by the Chinese Association of Automation.

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From: "Flavio Corradini" <flavio.corradini@unicam.it>
Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2005 16:19:17 +0100

Workshop on LOGIC, MODELS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

In memory of Sauro Tulipani

Camerino (Italy), April 20-22, 2006

Sponsored by: AILA (Italian Association of Logic and Applications)

http://www.unicam.it/matinf/lmcs06

Supported by: University of Camerino, Italy

AIMS OF THE WORKSHOP

Mathematical Logic has been contributing in a relevant way to the birth and
the development of Computer Science. Accordingly the AILA Logic, Models and
Computer Science workshop LMCS06 just aims at bringing together researchers
interested in the interactions between Mathematical Logic and several fields
in Computer Science. LMCS06 wishes also to honour the memory of Sauro
Tulipani, who so largely and brilliantly, and for so many years contributed
to this research area. Hence the workshop will focus in particular on Sauro's
main research interests
- computability and computational complexity,
- uncertainty logic,
but it will also deal with other topics such as
- logic of concurrency,
- game semantics
and further themes concerned with the relationship between Mathematical Logic
and Computer Science.

SUBMISSIONS:

Submissions may be of two forms:

- Short papers (not included in the proceedings): up to 4 pages, typeset
11 points
- Full papers: up to 12 pages, typeset 11 points (excluding bibliography and
technical appendices)

Simultaneous submission to other conferences or journals is only allowed for
short papers. Submissions may already use the ENTCS-style format.

PUBLICATION OF THE PROCEEDINGS:

The proceedings will be published after the workshop in the ENTCS (Electronic
Notes in Theoretical Computer Science).

IMPORTANT DATES:

Deadline for Paper Submission: February 4, 2006
Notification to Authors: March 15, 2006
Final Version of Accepted Papers due: April 1, 2006

INVITED SPEAKERS (PROVISIONAL LIST)

Luca Aceto (Aalborg, Denmark/Reykjavik, Iceland)
Riccardo Camerlo (Polytechnic Turin, Italy)
Andrea Capotorti/Marco Baioletti (Perugia, Italy)
Rocco De Nicola (Florence, Italy)
Mariangiola Dezani (Turin, Italy)
Wilfrid Hodges (QMUL London, UK)
Giuseppe Longo (ENS Paris, France)
Angus Macintyre (QMUL London, UK)
Johann Makowski (Technion-Israel Institute of Technology,
Haifa, Israel)
Daniele Mundici (Florence, Italy)
Giovanni Sambin (Padua, Italy)

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS:

Flavio Corradini (University of Camerino, Italy)
Carlo Toffalori (University of Camerino, Italy)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

Rajeev Alur, Pennsylvania, USA
Flavio Corradini (co), Camerino, Italy
Zoltan Esik, Szeged, Hungary/Tarragona, Spain
Annalisa Marcja, Florence, Italy
Simone Martini, Bologna, Italy
Alberto Policriti, Udine, Italy
Simona Ronchi Della Rocca, Turin, Italy
Carlo Toffalori (co), Camerino, Italy

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Patrizio Cintioli, Camerino, Italy
Flavio Corradini, Camerino, Italy
Stefano Leonesi, Camerino, Italy
Sonia L'Innocente, Camerino, Italy
Emanuela Merelli, Camerino, Italy
Carlo Toffalori, Camerino, Italy

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT

flavio.corradini@unicam.it
carlo.toffalori@unicam.it

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From: Ilias Kotsireas <ikotsire@wlu.ca>
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 16:47:08 -0500 (EST)

ISSAC 2006 Second Call for Papers

ISSAC is the yearly premier international symposium in Symbolic and Algebraic
Computation. It provides an opportunity to learn of new developments and to
present original research results in all areas of symbolic mathematical
computation. Planned activities include invited presentations, research papers,
poster sessions, tutorial courses, vendor exhibits and software demonstrations.

ISSAC 2006 will be held from July 9 to 12 in Genoa, Italy.

The ISSAC 2006 web site is http://issac2006.dima.unige.it/ .

Important Dates:

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 (Midnight [24:00 EST])
Notification of acceptance/rejection: March 10, 2006
Camera-ready copy to the publisher: April 28, 2006

Please note that the refereeing and publication schedule does not permit any
delays in these dates.

Paper submission is online at http://www.easychair.org/ISSAC06/submit/

Conference Topics include, but are not limited to:

Algorithmic Mathematics

Algebraic, symbolic and symbolic-numeric algorithms. Simplification,
function manipulation, equations, summation, integration, ODE/PDE, linear
algebra, number theory, group theory and geometric computing.

Computer Science

Theoretical and practical problems in symbolic computation. Systems,
problem solving environments, user interfaces, software, libraries,
parallel/distributed computing and programming languages for symbolic
computation, concrete analysis, benchmarking, theoretical and practical
complexity of computer algebra algorithms, automatic differentiation, code
generation, mathematical data structures and exchange protocols.

Applications

Problem treatments using algebraic, symbolic or symbolic-numeric
computation in an essential or a novel way. Engineering, economics and
finance, physical and biological sciences, computer science, logic,
mathematics, statistics and education.

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From: hra@cs.uga.edu
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2005 18:50:04 -0500 (EST)

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

The 2006 International Conference on Scientific Computing (CSC'06)

June 26-29, 2006
Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

The 2006 International Conference on Scientific Computing (CSC'06)
will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 26-29, 2006.

The CSC'06 Conference will be held simultaneously (ie, same location and dates)
with a number of other international conferences and workshops (for the
complete list of joint conferences refer to:
http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/)

The last set of conferences (CSC and affiliated events) had research
contributions from 76 countries and had attracted over 1,500 participants.
It is anticipated to have over 2,000 participants for the 2006 event.

You are invited to submit a draft paper of about 5 to 8 pages and/or a proposal
to organize a technical session/workshop (see the submission information). All
accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. The names of
chairs of sessions/workshops will appear as Associate Editors on the cover of
the conference proceedings/book.

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to,
the following:

O Ordinary differential equations
O Partial differential equations
O Numerical methods and simulation
O Computational models
O Computational electromagnetics
O Computational electrodynamics
O Computational fluid dynamics
O Stochastic differential equations
O Optimization and optimal control
O Mathematical modeling
O Finite element methods
O Molecular dynamics
O Multi-level methods
O Multi-grid methods
O Iterative methods
O Krylov methods
O Level-set methods
O Monte Carlo methods and applications
O Atmospheric science
O Integral equations
O Overlapping and nonoverlapping domain decomposition methods
O Operational research
O Dynamical systems
O Generalized eigenproblems
O Coupled problems
O Nonsymmetric solvers
O Nonlinear systems and eigenvalue solvers
O Scientific visualization
O Numerical linear algebra
O Inversion problems in Geophysics
O Aproximation theory
O Supercomputing and scientific computing
O Mathematics and circuit simulation
O Mathematical software tools
O Seismic Data Processing
O Splines and wavelets and applications
O Engineering problems and applications
O Software architectures for scientific computing
O Scientific computing and supercomputing benchmark design
O Applications of scientific computing in
physics, mechanics, chemistry, biology, environmental
and hydrology problems, production scheduling, automotive
industry, ...

GENERAL CHAIR AND COORDINATOR:

H. R. Arabnia, PhD
The University of Georgia
Department of Computer Science
415 Graduate Studies Research Center
Athens, Georgia 30602-7404, USA

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

For more information, see
http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp06/ws/CSC/

IMPORTANT DATES:
Dec. 29, 2005: Proposals for organizing/chairing sessions.
Feb. 20, 2006: Submission of papers (about 5 to 8 pages)
March 20, 2006: Notification of acceptance
April 20, 2006: Camera-Ready papers & Prereg. due
June 26-29, 2006: The 2006 International Conference on Scientific
Computing (CSC'06) +
The 2006 World Congress in Computer Science,
Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing
(WORLDCOMP'06 - 28 joint conferences)

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From: 3rd International Conference NPSC <icnpsc3@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 07:46:19 -0500

Dear Colleagues,

This is to invite you to submit papers and give an invited talk in one of the
organized sessions of Third International Conference on Neural, Parallel,
Scientific Computations, Atlanta, USA, August 9-12, 2006

General topics of the conference: Computational methods on all aspects of
Neural, Parallel, and Scientific Computing such as Computational Methods of
Nonlinear Systems, Algorithm Designs, Hardware/Software Engineering, Computer
Modeling, Networking Dynamics, Neurodynamics, Pattern Recognition, Performance
Measurements, Computer Vision, Imaging, Cognition, Speech Modeling,
Computational Mathematics, Biomedical Engineering, Artificial Intelligence,
Systolic Algorithms, Evaluation and Prediction of Computer Complexes, Cluster
Computing, VLSI Design, Computer Architectures, Simulation, ODL (Open Distance
Learning) Systems, Systems Security, Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Fuzzy
Systems, and Simulation.

Authors of contributed and invited papers are requested to submit, before
March 31, 2006, an article not exceeding 4 pages of their research presentation
(each additional page costs US$50.00 per page). Please type each article
single spaced on one side of 8.5x11 size paper with one inch margin on all
sides.

Deadlines:

Submission of article (on or before): March 31, 2006
Acceptance of article: April 30, 2006
Camera-Ready paper: May 15, 2006

Pre-Registration: (on or before April 30, 2006) US $225.00,
(Students: US $125.00).

Registration: (after May 1, 2006) US $250.00, (Students: US $150.00).

Banquet: August 10, 2006
Motel Cutoff Date: July 1, 2006

*Registration includes copy of the Proceedings, Banquet and Coffee & Snacks
during the meeting.

Publication of the Proceedings: during the meeting.

http://www.dynamicpublishers.com/NPSC3/NPSC3_main.htm

http://www.dynamicpublishers.com/ICNPSC06/openconf.php

M. Sambandham

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From: "Jose E. Castillo" <castillo@myth.sdsu.edu>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 14:50:46 -0800

Panam VI meeting in Mexico - Call for Papers

Sixth Panamerican Workshop in Applied and Computational Mathematics /
Computational Science and Engineering

July 23-28, 2006
Universidad del Mar, Huatulco-Oaxaca, Mexico

There is a growing interest in applied and computational mathematics in the
Americas and a parallel growth in the use of mathematical and computer
modeling to help solve both industrial and societal problems. A key goal of
this meeting is to bring together practicing applied and computational
mathematicians to exchange the latest research information and to promote
outreach to create computational and applied mathematics networks in Latin
America.

Deadlines:
Mini Workshops April 15, 2006
Short Presentations and Posters April 15, 2006
Program Schedule April 15, 2006
Final Versions of Papers for Proceedings September 1, 2006

http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/compsciwork/PanamVI/

For information not included in this web site, comments or questions please
email us to panam@myth.sdsu.edu

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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Information

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

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

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

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

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