0606_June-2006

CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 06 Number 3
June 7, 2006

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

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CONTENTS

Society News:

1. The New CAMQ - Canadian Applied Mathematics Quarterly

2. Table of Contents of the Latest CAMQ

3. Organizing ICIAM 2011 - Report

4. CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize

5. Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award

Other Events:

6. Science Exhibition 2009

Summer Schools and Workshops:

7. Neural Networks in Classification, Regression and Data Mining (NN2006)
(Porto, Portugal)

8. Topics in Nonlinear Dynamics: Analysis, bifurcations and control of
piecewise-smooth and hybrid dynamical systems (Naples, Italy)

9. Mathematical Techniques in Modeling Physiological Systems (Sarajevo,
Bosnia)

10. Mathematics in Molecular Cell Biology (Linz, Austria)

11. Information Theory, Neurobiology and Cognition (Leipzig, Germany)

12. Biophysics of Biological Circuits (Madrid, Spain)

13. Computational Cell Biology (SCCB2006) (Italy)

14. Comparative Genome Analyses of Bacterial Genomes and Applications
(Stanford, USA)

15. Metaheuristics: From Theory to Applications (META'2006) (Hammamet,
Tunisia)

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.

16. International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics
(ICNAAM 2006) (Hersonnisos, Greece)

17. Conference on Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering (CMMSE2006)
(Spain)

18. 8th International Conference on Adaptive and Natural Computing Algorithms
(ICANNGA'07) (Warsaw, Poland)

19. International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC 2006)
(Genoa, Italy)

20. 2006 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and
Computational Biology (Toronto, Canada)

21. Computational Neuroscience (CNS 2006) (Edinburgh, UK)

22. 2nd Conference on Computational and Mathematical Population Dynamics
(CMPD2) (Campinas, Brazil)

23. International Symposium on Mathematical and Computational Biology (BIOMAT
2006) (Manaus, Brazil)

24. CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Information

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From: macki jack <jackmacki@mac.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2006 18:33:36 -0600

Welcome to the new CAMQ!

We have a new Editorial Board, we are on-line as well as hardcopy, and all back
volumes are available to subscribers (both institutional and individual)
on-line. We have raised our rates to reflect our higher level of service and
our significantly higher costs for TeX editing and printing. Members of CAIMS
still get a very special rate.

The Editorial Board

Russell Johnson
University of Florence, Italy
Control, Dynamical Systems

Anne Bourlioux
Universite de Montreal
Numerical PDEs

Thomas Hillen
University of Alberta
Mathematical Biology

Lia Bronsard
McMaster University
PDEs

Henry Wolkowicz
Waterloo University
Applied LInear Algebra and Optimization

Neil Balmforth
University of British Columbia
Earth and Ocean Sciences

Jianhong Wu
York University
Delay DEs, Data Mining

Odo Diekmann
Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica
Amsterdam
Population Dynamics/Epidemiology

Jerry Bona
University of Illinois at Chicago
Fluid Dynamics

Karl Hadeler
Universitat Tubingen
Mathematical Biology

Michael Mackey
McGill University
Mathematical Physiology

Robert Miura
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Mathematical Physiology

Pauline van den Driessche
University of Victoria
Epidemiology

Fred Wan
University of California Irvine
Applied Mathematics

Keith Ranger
University of Toronto
Fluid Mechanics

Robert Elliott
University of Calgary
Mathematics of Finance

Luis Seco
University of Toronto
Harmonic Analysis, Finance

Uri Ascher
University of British Columbia
Scientific Computing

Michel Delfour
Universit de Montreal
Optimization and Control

Michael Ward
University of British Columbia
Applied Analysis

John Hunter
University of California Davis
Applied Analysis

Herb Freedman
Univesity of Alberta
Mathematical Biology

We are presently printing Volume 13 (2005) and should have the journal up to
date by Fall, 2006. At that time the information for authors and the cover
material will all be bilingual.

We will begin with Volume 14(2006) at the new rates:

Annual Rates (four issues)
Institutions (online and/or paper): $350 CDN or $325 US
Individuals (online and/or paper): $150 CDN or $125 US
CAIMS/SCMAI Members (online and/or paper): $40 CDN

Subscription: Mail cheque/money order with subscription form to CAMQ.
Subscription forms can be downloaded from our website:

http://www.math.ualberta.ca/ami/camq.html

Please support your Canadian journal of applied mathematics by ensuring that
your institution subscribes.

Jack Macki and Bryant Moodie, Managing Editors

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From: Michael Li <michaelyli@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 23:08:38 -0700 (PDT)

Canadian Applied Mathematics Quarterly (CAMQ)
Volume 12, Number 4
(Reports from the 8th PIMS IPSW, 2004)

CONTENTS

General Statistical Design of an Experimental Problem for Harmonics
By Benjamin Akers, Sean Bohun, Peter Gibson, Andreas Hofinger, Michael
Lamoureux, Jason Lobb, Bill Mawby and Malcolm Roberts

Locating Anomalous Seismic Attenuation: A Mathematical Investigation
By Catalina Anghel, Gary Margrave, Nilima Nigam

Analyzing Network Traffic for Malicious Activity
By Surrey Kim, Song Li, Hongwei Long and Randall Pyke

Simple Models for an Injection Molding System
By Gregory Lewis, Ian Frigaard, Huaxiong Huang, Tim Myers, Rex Westbrook and
Mariana Carrasco-Teja

Notes from CAMQ:

Full texts of new CAMQ articles can be downloaded free, for a limited time, at
the CAMQ website:
http://www.math.ualberta.ca/ami/CAMQ/camq_index.html

A special $40 CAMQ annual subscription for CAIMS members includes online access
to fulltexts of all CAMQ articles. Start your subscription of Volume 13 at
http://www.math.ualberta.ca/ami/CAMQ/subscription.htm

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From: Bob Russell <rdr@cs.sfu.ca>
Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 20:05:40 -0700 (PDT)

Brief update on the planning for ICIAM 2011:

At the May 27 ICIAM Council meeting in Shanghai, Ivar
Ekeland and Jerry Marsden were formally approved as
the Congress Scientific Co-chairs and Co-Chairs of the
Scientific Program Committee for ICIAM 2011. This had
been the recommendation of the ICIAM Steering Committee,
which consists of individuals from MITACS, SIAM and CAIMS
(including CAIMS past, present and future Presidents --
Ken Jackson, Bill Langford and myself).
There was general agreement that things are proceeding
in a timely manner, and it is expected that the
recommendations for members of the Scientific Program
Committee, which be selected before ICIAM 2007 in July
of 2007, will at that time be approved by the Council.
As well, progress has been made in selecting various
other subcommittees, including the Finance Committee,
Fundraising Committee, ICIAM Liaison Committee,
Industrial Advisory Committee, Local Arrangements
Committee, Public Relations Committee, and Publications
and Promotions Committee. Should you desire more
information at this preliminary stage in the preparations
for ICIAM 2011, please feel free to ask Ken, Bill, or myself.
Thanks,
Bob Russell, CAIMS representative to ICIAM

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From: Wu Jianhong <wujh@mathstat.yorku.ca>
Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2006 20:08:18 -0400

The CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize for 2006 has been awarded to Michael Mackey of
McGil University.

Michael C. Mackey, Joseph Morley Drake Professor of Physiology at McGill
University, is recognized for his seminal contributions to the advancement
of biomathematics, in particular for his groundbreaking efforts to
model haematopoiesis, and his co-invention of the concept of dynamical
diseases (abnormalities in the underlying control mechanisms of a
physiological system - from a mathematical point of view, a
dynamical disease can be interpreted as a bifurcation induced by a
change in the value of one or more of the regulating parameters, not in
an anatomical dysfunction). In his groundbreaking 1977 Science paper,
co-authored with Leon Glass, he introduced the concept, illustrated it on
two specific examples, and also provided numerical evidence for irregular
oscillations in a first order delay differential equation: this highly
original observation eventually lead to the establishment of the so-called
Mackey-Glass equation as a paradigmatic chaotic dynamical system (The
related Glass-Mackey attractor appeared in 1979 in the Annals of the New
York Academy of Sciences as an example of a system in a chaotic regime).

Building from this phenomenological equation, M. Mackey has been
expanding, refining and developing models of growing sophistication,
realism and complexity to represent the haematopoietic system, training
numerous graduate students and postdoctoral fellows along the way. At each
step, physiological considerations were paramount in exploiting the
similarities as well as the differences in the three lineages : red blood
cells, platelets and white blood cells. In reflecting the underlying
physiology, these models take the form of systems of stage-structured
differential equations, typically reduced to systems of delay differential
equations, often with state-dependent delays.

For more than three decades, Dr. Mackey has been keeping a dialogue with
experimentalists and clinical investigators to incorporate the most
current biological knowledge in his models, most recently, cellular and
molecular discoveries on apoptosis and gene regulatory functions.

Dr. Mackey is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He was
an exchange fellow of the Polish Academy of Sciences, a recipient of
Forschungspreise by the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung and the Leverhulm
Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford.

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From: Matt Davison <mdavison@uwo.ca>
Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 00:48:16 +0000 (GMT)

The two winners of the Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award for 2005 are:

Dr. Isabelle Dechne for her thesis
"Generalized Jacobians in Cryptography"
McGill University
Supervisors: Henri Darmon and Claude Crepeau

and

Dr. Miguel Angel Moyers Gonzlez for his thesis
"Transient Effects in Oilfield Cementing Flows"
University of British Columbia
Supervisor: Ian Frigaard

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From: "Olga Stachova" <ostachova@mitacs.ca>
Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2006 11:51:01 -0700

Call for Science Proposals

Science Exhibition 2009, Musee de la Civilisation, Quebec City

The Musee de la Civilisation in Quebec City, jointly with MITACS Inc. and
Universite Laval, is proposing Science Exhibition 2009, to showcase cutting
edge science. The focus will be on Science and the Future with the intention
that patrons will have an interactive, hands-on experience. Topics will range
across a broad spectrum of disciplines, including (but not limited to) the life
sciences, physical sciences, mathematical and computational sciences,
engineering, the health sciences, and the social sciences. While the target
audience is high school students and teachers, proposals that reach out to
general public are also desirable. The goal is to show connections between
science and its applications, to stimulate young explorers to discover the
beauty of science, and to inspire students to pursue scientific education and
careers. The Museum is proposing to host the Exhibition for approximately 12
months after which it may move to other venues.

We are currently soliciting ideas for specific aspects of cutting edge science
to be presented at the exhibition. The main criteria for selection will be the
novelty of science, relevance of its possible applications, interactive
character of the proposal, and the potential to reach out to and excite young
people. If your proposal is selected, you may be invited to contribute to the
development of the exhibit (although this is not a selection criterion and you
are not obliged to help). We will ensure that proposers of selected projects
are acknowledged.

We welcome you to share your ideas with us on-line at www.mitacs.ca/goto/scientificexhibition2009 .

Enquires and proposed ideas can be directed to:

Olga Stachova
Science Exhibition 2009 Coordinator
MITACS
East Academic Annex, Room 120
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6
CANADA
604-291-5477
ostachova@mitacs.ca

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From: Jorge M. Santos <jms@isep.ipp.pt>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 05:08:55 -0000

SUMMER SCHOOL NN2006
NEURAL NETWORKS in CLASSIFICATION, REGRESSION and DATA MINING

July 3-7, 2006, ISEP - Porto, Portugal

http://www.nn.isep.ipp.pt email: nn-2006@isep.ipp.pt

GENERAL INFORMATION
The Summer School will be held at Porto, Portugal, jointly organized by the
Polytechnic School of Engineering of Porto (ISEP) and the Faculty of
Engineering, Porto University (FEUP).

COURSE CONTENTS
Neural networks (NN) have become a very important tool in classification and
regression tasks. The applications are nowadays abundant, e.g. in the
engineering, economy and biology areas. The Summer School on NN is dedicated
to explain relevant NN paradigms, namely multilayer perceptrons (MLP), radial
basis function networks (RBF) and support vector machines (SVM) used for
classification and regression tasks, illustrated with applications to real
data. Specific topics are also presented, namely Spiking Neural Networks,
Recurrent Neural Networks, Modular Neural Networks and Data Mining using NN.

Classes include practical sessions with appropriate software tools. The
trainee has, therefore, the opportunity to apply the taught concepts and
become conversant with a broad range of NN topics and applications. A special
workshop session will provide a discussion forum where the participants can
obtain peer guidance for their projects. Official language is English.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME
A preliminary programme and further information about the classes are
available at the school webpage (http://www.nn.isep.ipp.pt)

IMPORTANT DEADLINES
Early Registration: 15 May 2006
Hotel booking: 15 June 2006
Summer School: 3-7 July 2006
All participants are required to register prior to the start of the School -
until the June 15 - even if you choose to pay the late registration fee at
the registration desk.
Please note that only a LIMITED number of participants can be accepted.

CONTACT ADDRESS
Local Organizing Committee (LOC) - Summer School NN2006
Departamento de Matemtica
Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto
Rua Dr. Antnio Bernardino de Almeida 431
4200-072 PORTO / PORTUGAL
Email: nn-2006@isep.ipp.pt

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From: "Societa' Italiana Caos e Complessita'" <info@sicc-it.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 17:40:36 -0700

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5th International School TOPICS IN NONLINEAR DYNAMICS
Analysis, bifurcations and control of piecewise-smooth and hybrid dynamical
systems

Naples, Italy, 18-20 September 2006

Organized by
SICC - Italian Society for Chaos and Complexity
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The 5th International School "Topics in Non-linear Dynamics:
Analysis, bifurcations and control of piecewise-smooth and hybrid dynamical
systems", organized by the Italian Society for Chaos and Complexity (SICC) in
cooperation with the Nonlinear Systems and Control group of the University of
Naples Federico II and the EU Project SICONOS, is primarily oriented to young
and experienced researchers, PhD students and industrialists interested in the
theory and applications of piecewise-smooth, switched and hybrid dynamical
systems.

Aim of the school is to cover both introductory and advanced topics.
The basic theory and methods will be introduced through examples and
applications will be described in various fields of Engineering, Physics,
Economics and Biology.

The main topics of the school include:

- Modelling and analysis of nonsmooth Dynamical Systems
- Bifurcations of nonsmooth and hybrid dynamical systems
- Numerical Analysis and Conti! nuation methods
- Control
- Applications

People regularly registered at the school will be allowed to download papers,
manuscripts and teaching materials from a reserved area of the web page.

Invited lecturers include:

Alan Champneys University of Bristol, UK
Arne Nordmark KTH, Sweden
Enric Fossas UPC, Barcelona Spain
Bernard Brogliato INRIA, France
Petri Piiroinen University of Bristol, UK
Sergio Rinaldi Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Gianluca Setti Universita'di Ferrara, Italy
Martin Homer University of Bristol, UK
Yuri Kuznetsov University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Piotr Kowalczyk University of Exeter, UK
Gerard Olivar Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Mario di Bernardo, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Kanat Camlibel, Technical U. Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Further information on the school and the on-line application form
can be found on the school website at http://www.dis.unina.it:8080/pwsschool
or by contacting the organizers (E-mail: mario.dibernardo@unina.it).

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SICC - Societa' Italiana Caos e Complessita'

La Presidenza - Professor Marco Gilli
Dipartimento di Elettronica
Politecnico di Torino
Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
I-10129 Torino, Italy
Tel +39 011 5644096
Fax +39 011 5644099
e-mail info@sicc-it.org
Web http://www.sicc-it.org
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From: Jerry Batzel <jerry.batzel@uni-graz.at>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 17:56:00 +0100

School Title: "Sarajevo Summer School on: Mathematical Techniques in Modeling
Physiological Systems"
School Dates: September 10-22, 2006.
http://www.uni-graz.at/biomath/Sarajevo-06/index.html

Overview:
The purpose of this summer school is to provide the participants with an in
depth introduction to key mathematical techniques needed for the modeling of
human physiological control systems for application to biomedical and
clinical problems. Courses are designed for Post Doctoral researchers, PhD
students, and established scientists who want to gain insight into the area
of mathematical modeling of physiological systems. The design of this summer
school aims to encourage extensive interaction between teachers and
participants by having all participants and teachers accommodated at the same
site which will facilitate that interaction both during and after each day of
classes.

Courses in the summer school are:
* The Case for Mathematical Modeling in Physiology
* Signal Processing with Application to Heart Rate Variability
Analysis
* Data Acquisition, Parameter Identification, and Sensitivity Analysis
Techniques
* Neural Networks and Physiology
* Numerical Methods and Modeling Problems
* Model Analysis: Dynamical Systems and Functional Differential Equations

Extensive information and registration form can be found at the web page:
http://www.uni-graz.at/biomath/Sarajevo-06/index.html

E-mail: info_school.biomath@uni-graz.at
Language: The official language of the school is English
Application: Please apply early using the form found at the web page above.
Limited financial support is available.

The principal organizers for the summer school are :
* M. Bachar, J. Batzel and F. Kappel: The Institute for Mathematics and
Scientific Computing at the University of Graz
* A. Muratovic and M. Avdispahi: The Faculty of Natural Sciences and
Mathematics at the University of Sarajevo
Teachers for the school include: B. Beck, S. H. Courellis, A. De Gaetano, S.
Ditlevsen, I. Gyori, G. Haase, F. Hartung, F. Kappel, P. McClintock, V.
Novak, M. Olufsen, A. Stefanovska, H. Tran,

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From: Martin Burger <martin.burger@jku.at>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 17:42:47 -0000

EMS Summer School at RICAM, Linz, Austria, Sep 06

http://www.ricam.oeaw.ac.at/emsschool/

An EMS Summer School on
"Mathematics in Molecular Cell Biology"
will take place at the Johann Radon Institute
for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM), in
Linz, Austria, September 9-23, 2006.

Please indicate the need for financial support in your registration.
For applications on financial support please include a CV and a research
summary.

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From: Henry Tuckwell <tuckwell@mis.mpg.de>
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 18:53:50 +0200

Workshop: Information Theory, Neurobiology and Cognition, MPI MIS

Juergen Jost and I are organizing a workshop
"Information Theory, Neurobiology and Cognition"
to be held from July 6-8, 2006 at
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences,
Inselstrasse 22, Leipzig 04103, Germany.
http://www.mis.mpg.de/

Preliminary details of the meeting can be found at
http://www.mis.mpg.de/conferences/InfoTheo/

Topics
Any aspects of information processing and modeling in neuroscience, cognition
and behavior.

Those wishing to attend and give a contributed talk (about 20-25 minutes +
question time) please send a title and abstract to Henry Tuckwell
tuckwellmis.mpg.de by June 15, 2006. A certain amount of support for travel
and accommodation will be available on a merit basis. Please include
requests for support with your title and abstract. Proceedings will be
published in a refereed dedicated journal issue. Henry Tuckwell

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From: Juan F. Poyatos <jpoyatos@cnio.es>
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2006 08:03:00 +0000

2006 summer school
"BIOPHYSICS OF BIOLOGICAL CIRCUITS: FROM MOLECULES TO NETWORKS"

19-22 September 2006, Residencia La Cristalera,
Miraflores de la Sierra (Madrid, Spain)
Registration dead-line: June 30th
Further information:
Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales "Nicolas Cabrera"

http://www.uam.es/otroscentros/inc/summerschools/summerschool2006/index....

GOALS
The school is planed for participants coming from different disciplines but
with strong interest in Biophysics. Our goal is to introduce them to some
relevant biological problems for which a physical approach, conceptual as
well as experimental, has firmly contributed to their understanding. To this
end, we have divided the School in three sections sharing a common
framework: the view of biological networks as modular assemblies where the
properties of individual elements as well as the behavior of the modules can
be studied with present day experimental techniques.

The topics included in this course are divided according to the following
categories:

Biophysics of genetic networks: Design principles of genetic circuits, noise
in gene expression, regulation and control of genetic networks.
Biophysics of neuronal circuits: Dynamics of neural networks, olfactory
processing, problems in visual attention.
Biophysics of individual molecules: Biophysics of molecular motors,
biomechanics, behavior of single molecules in living cells.

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From: Margherita Carletti <m.carletti@mat.uniurb.it>
Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 10:23:33 +0200

Second International School in Computational Cell Biology - SCCB2006

COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN MULTISCALE PROCESSES FOR PROTEIN INTERACTIONS
Department of Mathematics,
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
September 4-6, 2006

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 multiscale
processes for protein interactions.

Lecturers

* Kevin Burrage, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
* Johan Suykens, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
* Andrew Torda, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Topics

Systems Biology will be a significant scientific discipline in the twenty
first century. Modelling and simulation will become key components: we will
need to understand the interplay between the deterministic and stochastic,
between the continuous and the discrete, and between small scale and large
scale. This set of lectures attempts to explore these interplays. (Kevin
Burrage)

The lectures aim at providing a systematic overview of support vector
machines and kernel based methods in supervised, unsupervised and
semi-supervised learning. Applications towards the specific needs for
microarray data analysis will be explained. Different case studies will be
considered. (Johan Suykens)

Protein force fields range from models based on physics to ones based on
naive statistics and entertaining optimisation procedures. Here we will
discuss how to build, break and apply score functions, when they are fun and
when they are tragic. (Andrew Torda)

All information available at: http://dm.unife.it/SCCB2006

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 31, 2006.

Organizing Committee:
Margherita Carletti, University of Urbino, Italy.
Marco Prato, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Gaetano Zanghirati, University of Ferrara, Italy.

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From: Jun-tao Guo <guy@csbl.bmb.uga.edu>
Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 13:33:09 -0400

Call for Participation

Workshop on Comparative Genome Analyses of Bacterial Genomes and Applications

At 2006 LSS Computational Systems Bioinformatics Conference (CSB2006)

Friday, August 18, 2006, Stanford University, CA

Please visit the workshop website below for latest information about lecture
abstract, speaker's biography, presentation slides and videos.

http://csbl.bmb.uga.edu/conference/CSB2006/workshop/

Please visit the conference website below for registration and other
information.

http://www.lifesciencessociety.org/CSB2006/

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From: Talbi <El-ghazali.Talbi@lifl.fr>
Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2006 08:45:16 +0200

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META'2006 : School and Workshop
Metaheuristics : From Theory to Applications

2-4 Nov 2006
Hammamet, Tunisia

http://www.lifl.fr/META2006/english.html

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New Deadline : 15 July 1006 (2 pages)

Selected papers in JMMA : Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Algorithms

Keywords (non exhaustive) :
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- Local search metaheuristics : simulated annealing, tabu search, VNS, GLS, ...
- Population based metaheuristics: evolutionary algorithms, scatter search,
immune systems, neural networks, ...
- Greedy algorithms, GRASP, Ant colonies, ...
- Hybrid metaheuristics, Parallel and distributed metaheuristicsn software for
metaheuristics, ...
- Application to combinatorial and continous optimization, multi-objective
optimization, data mining, operations research, ...
- Application to dynamic problems, stochastic problems, problems with
uncertainty, ...
- Application to telecommunications, transportation and logistics,
bioinformatics, engineering design, routing and assignment, ...

Prof. El-Ghazali TALBI

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From: "Professor Dr. T.E. Simos" <tsimos@mail.ariadne-t.gr>
Date: Sat, 06 May 2006 10:52:24 +0300

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS 2006
(ICNAAM 2006)

HOTEL BELVEDERE IMPERIAL, HERSONNISOS, CRETE, GREECE, 15-19 SEPTEMBER 2006.

URL address: http://www.icnaam.org/

The aim of ICNAAM 2006 is to bring together leading scientists of the
international Numerical & Applied Mathematics community and to attract
original research papers of very high quality. The topics to be covered include
(but are not limited to): All the research areas of Numerical Analysis and
Computational Mathematics and all the research areas of Applied and Industrial
Mathematics: (see http://www.icnaam.org/topics.htm).

Chairman and Organizer

Prof. T.E. Simos, University of Peloponnese, Greece.

Proceedings:

Extended abstracts will be published in a Special Volume of Wiley-VCH. We note
that the Proceedings of ICNAAM 2004 have been abstracted/indexed in: ISI
Proceedings, Zentrablatt fur Mathematik, MathSciNet. Until now, the Proceedings
of ICNAAM 2005 have been abstracted/indexed in: Zentrablatt fur Mathematik.
Selected Proceedings of ICNAAM 2006 will be published in appropriate journals.

Deadline for Sessions Workshops and Minisymposia: June 15, 2006
Deadline for submission of paper: July 10, 2006.

SYMPOSIA WHICH HAVE BEEN APPROVED

1) Recent Advances in Neurotechnology: In The Crossroads of Neurology and
Engineering (George Vachtsevanos)
2) Unmanned Vehicles (George Vachtsevanos)
3) Applied Clifford Analysis (applications in theoretical physics, mathematical
physics, function theory, geometry, robotics, computer science and image
processing) (Wolfgang Sproessig, Klaus Guerlebeck)
4) Optimal Control Theory and its Application to the Field of Biology.
(D.K.Bhattacharya)
5) Self-validating methods and applications (Siegfried M. Rump)
6) Numerical Techniques in Electrical Engineering (Petrie Meyer, Tom Dhaene)
7) Numerical analysis of flow phenomena (Pawel Kosinski)
8) Computational Partial Differential Equations (Susanne C. Brenner, Ronald Hoppe)

Contact information:

Secretary ICNAAM, E-mail: icnaam@uop.gr, Postal Address: 10 Konitsis Street,
Amfithea Paleon Faliron, GR-175 64, Athens, Greece, Fax: +30210 94 20 091 or
+ 302710 237 397

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From: "CMMSE 2006" <jvigo@usal.es>
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 21:29:03 +0200

Call for Papers and Special Sessions:

CONFERENCE ON MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Satellite Conference of International Congress of Mathematicians,
Madrid, 2006

http://www.urjc.es/cmmse2006/
September 20-23, 2006
University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain

The 2006 Conference on Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering
Conference (CMMSE2006) is the sixth of this conference series. This
conferences aims to be a unifying, cross-cutting, interdisciplinary
gathering, where specialists can have exposure to diverse fields, a
chance to meet new people in or near their individual areas of research,
and participate in special sessions different from, but still close to,
their own interests.

Topics of Interest:

-Computational Biology
-Computational Chemistry
-Computational Engineering
-Computational Mathematics
-Computational Physics
-Computational Statistics
-High Performance Computing
-Industrial Mathematics
-Mathematical modelling in Economy
-Mathematical models in Medicine
-Mathematical models for the information society
-Space Geodesy and Space Dynamics
-Computation in Complex Networks

Extended abstracts will be published in the Proceedings of CMMSE
2006 and will be available at the conference.

Selected full papers will be considered after peer review for
publication in the following journals:

-Advances in Quantum Chemistry, Elsevier
-International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, Wiley
-Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics (tentative)
-Journal of Mathematical Chemistry, Kluwer
-Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Algorithms, Kluwer
-Journal of Super Computing, Springer
-Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations, Wiley (tentative)
-International Journal of Computer Mathematics, Taylor-Francis

Important Dates:

Conference: September 20-23, 2006
Deadline for extended abstract submission: July 14, 2006
Acceptance Notification: July 22, 2006
Deadline for early registration: July 31, 2006

Conference registration fee is 400 euros (200 euros for students or=20
participants from developing countries).

Further information:

Check the web site http://www.urjc.es/cmmse2006/
email to: conference.cmmse2006@urjc.es<mailto:conference.cmmse2006@urjc.es>

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From: "ICANNGA'07" <icannga07@ee.pw.edu.pl>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 14:49:15 +0200

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION

ICANNGA'07 - 8th International Conference
on Adaptive and Natural Computing Algorithms
11-14 April 2007
Warsaw, Poland

http://icannga07.ee.pw.edu.pl

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

Paper Submission: 10 September 2006
Tutorials and Special Session Proposals: 4 June 2006

CONTACT: icannga07@ee.pw.edu.pl

TOPICS

Contributions are sought in the following topic areas
(the list is not exhaustive):

** Neural Networks ** architectures, algorithms, approximation,
complexity, associative memory, biological foundations,
computational neuroscience, neurodynamics, neurocognition.

** Learning ** kernel methods, support vector machines, supervised
and unsupervised learning, reinforcement learning, bayesian learning.

** Evolutionary Computation ** genetic algorithms, genetic
programming, multi-objective optimization, biological computation,
classifier systems, artificial life, artificial immune systems,
evolution strategies, ant colony optimization, particle swarm
optimization, swarm intelligence, evolvable hardware.

** Soft Computing ** fuzzy systems, rough systems, uncertain
systems, hybrid systems, neurofuzzy controllers, embedded
computing for intelligent systems, random search methods,
probabilistic computing, chaotic computing, symbolic computing.

** Bioinformatics and Computational Biology ** molecular computing,
DNA computing, bioinformatics databases, computational genomics,
computational proteomics, clustering, mapping gene expression and
micro arrays, gene identification and annotation, molecular evolution,
molecular sequence analysis, protein structure, protein classification.

** Quantum Computing ** quantum control, supercomputing,
autonomic computing.

** Applications ** medicine, environment, quantitative socio-dynamics,
pattern recognition, classification, signal processing, control,
power systems, simulation, robotics, diagnostics, transport, defence,
security, finance and business, data mining and intelligent databases,
speech recognition and natural language processing, image processing
and computer vision, real-time computational intelligence and games,
grid computing.

TUTORIALS AND SPECIAL SESSIONS

Ideas and nominations for interesting tutorials, special sessions,
workshops and experts willing to organize various session tracks
are called for.

ORGANISERS

Warsaw University of Technology
Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Institute of Control and Industrial Electronics
Control Division
Conference Chair: Bartlomiej Beliczynski
B.Beliczynski@ee.pw.edu.pl

SECRETARIAT

Ms.Weronika Rechnio (Secretariat)
Warsaw University of Technology
Institute of Control and Industrial Electronics
ul. Koszykowa 75
00-662 Warszawa, POLAND

Phone: +4822 6607618
Fax: +4822 6256278

Email: icannga07@ee.pw.edu.pl

Web site: http://icannga07.ee.pw.edu.pl

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From: Emil Volcheck <volcheck@SPEAKEASY.NET>
Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 18:38:21 +0000

ISSAC 2006 Online registration
==============================

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/ .

On line registration for ISSAC 2006 is now active at the conference web
site and will be possible until *June 25* (inclusive), after which
registration at the conference will include an additional charge
of 50 euros regular or 25 euros for students.

The regular registration fee is 360 euros, while
ACM/SIGSAM members are entitled to a discounted fee of 310 euros.

Registration fees include

reception on Sunday evening (light dinner)
lunch and refreshments on Monday through Wednesday
banquet
proceedings

Extra banquet tickets are available at 63 euros each.

Student registration fees

155 euros which includes lunches and reception but not the banquet.
180 euros with banquet for students who are authors of accepted papers.
210 euros with banquet for other students.

Tutorials

On Sunday July 9 there will be three tutorials.

Triangular Decompositions of Polynomial Systems: from Theory to Practice
Marc Moreno Maza

CoCoA: A System for Computations in Commutative Algebra
Anna Bigatti and Lorenzo Robbiano

Hybrid Symbolic-Numeric Computation
Erich Kaltofen and Lihong Zhi

Lunch is included on Sunday for people registering for tutorials.

1 tutorial: 75 euros (students 45 euros)
2 tutorials: 95 euros (students 55 euros)
3 tutorials: 115 euros (students 65 euros)

Sincerely,

Barry Trager
General Chair

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From: Chris Bauch <chris.bauch@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 20:03:44 -0400

Call for Papers

2006 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and
Computational Biology, Toronto, Ontario, September 28-29.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, hosts the 2006 IEEE Symposium on Computational
Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. This international
symposium brings together top researchers, practitioners and students from
around the world on September 28-29, 2006 to discuss the latest advances in
the field of computational intelligence applied to issues in bioinformatics
and the biosciences.

Topics covered include applications of computational intelligence
technologies (evolutionary computation, neural computation, fuzzy systems,
and other emerging techniques) in the following or similar areas: microarray
analysis, phylogeny, feature selection in biological data, motif and pattern
discovery, taxonomy, high-throughput biotechnology, sequence analysis and
alignment, ecological modelling, cell simulation and modelling, molecular
computing, and associated theory. Please see

http://eldar.mathstat.uoguelph.ca/dashlock/CIBCB2006/CIBCB06CFP.pdf

for details and submission instructions.

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From: CNS <cns@cnsorg.org>
Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 19:33:21 -0700

The annual Computational Neuroscience meeting (CNS 2006) will be held in
Edinburgh, UK from July 16th - 20th, 2006. The main meeting will start with an
oral session at 9am on Sunday, July 16th and end on Tuesday, July 18th with an
evening session. Workshops will start Wednesday, July 19th at 9am and end
Thursday, July 20th in the evening.

CNS 2006 Registration and lodging reservations are now open.
Please note that in order to receive special accommodation rates for the
meeting you MUST make your reservations before May 31st, 2006. Please visit
www.cnsorg.org to make reservations.

Early registration rates are available before June 15th, 2006. Please
www.cnsorg.org to register for the meeting.

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From: Fabio A Milner <milner@math.purdue.edu>
Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 16:30:32 -0400 (EDT)

Second Conference on Computational & Mathematical Population Dynamics

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

The Second Conference on Computational and Mathematical Population Dynamics
(CMPD2) will take place in Campinas, Brazil, from July 16 to 20, 2007. This
Conference is the second joint meeting of the Conference on Mathematical
Population Dynamics (MPD) and the Conference on Deterministic and Stochastic
Models for Biological Interactions (DeStoBio), with a 20-year history of
international meetings with ever-increasing participation. As in the previous
conferences from both series, aim of the meeting is to bring together people
from different fields (applied mathematicians, statisticians, engineers,
computer scientists, biologists, clinicians, epidemiologists, biomedical
scientists, ecologists...) interested in (deterministic and/or stochastic)
models for population dynamics and interactions.

Population dynamics here is intended in a very wide sense, including
everything from populations of animals and plants, to populations of cells or
molecules. Hence, topics of the conference will include ecology (including
epidemic spread), cell population dynamics (including immunology, tumor
growth) and molecular biology (including molecular evolution and genetics,
genomics). The meeting will focus on modeling of quantitative data in these
fields, analysis of models, and their applications.

There will be approximately 12 plenary lectures and several parallel sessions
organized by thematic interest.

Further information will be available at _www.cmpd2.ime.unicamp.br
<http://www.cmpd2.ime.unicamp.br/>

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From: Rui Dilo <rui@sd.ist.utl.pt>
Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 01:08:48 +0100

BIOMAT 2006, UFAM, 25--30 November, Manaus

Dear Colleague,

We would like to invite you to participate in the BIOMAT 2006 International
Symposium on Mathematical and Computational Biology(http://www.biomat.org),
to be held at Manaus, AM Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), from 25th to
30th November 2006. The first two days (Saturday and Sunday, 25-26th
November) will be reserved for tutorials and mini-courses addressed to
advanced undergraduate and graduate students. This introduction will be
followed by four days of plenary sessions with Keynote Speakers talks and
technical sessions (oral and poster) with contributed papers.

The BIOMAT International Symposia assemble together professionals from
several scientific and technological formations, with a special interest in
biological phenomena and the mathematical and Computational modelling of
Biosystems. These conferences have a unique character at promoting the
integrated participation of these professionals. Prospective participants
should fulfill the requirements for inscription to be found at
http://www.biomat.org. Abstracts submission should be done with a LaTeX or a
Word templates available at http://www.biomat.org . The abstracts will be
selected in a blind reviewing process by members of the Editorial Board of
BIOMAT, which will invite you to submit your full contribution. This
contribution will be reviewed as a regular paper of any indexed journal. Like
in previous symposia, accepted papers will be published by an international
publisher (http://www.biomat.org/biomat/index.html and
http://www.worldscibooks.com/lifesci/6098.html). Also, for the first time in
the BIOMAT Symposia, that we are negotiating with an international publisher
the publication of the tutorial lectures.

If you have any queries about the BIOMAT 2006 Symposium, please do not
hesitate to write us.

Scientific Committee: http://www.biomat.org/biomat6/committee2006.html

Rubem P. Mondaini Chairman of the BIOMAT Consortium / BIOMAT 2006
Scientific Program Committee

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