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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 06 Number 5
September 25, 2006

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

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CONTENTS

Society News:

1. Call for position announcements

2. Free CAIMS memberships available to new faculty members

3. CAMQ - Tables of Contents of recently published issues

Other News:

4. MITACS - Call for proposals

5. ICIAM prize winners

Position Announcements:

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

6.** University of Western Ontario - Tenure track position in Mathematical
Finance

Schools, Courses:

7. Computational Neuroscience Summer School (Ottawa)

8. 2007 Workshop for Young Researchers in Mathematical Biology (Ohio State)

9. RICAM Special Semester on Biology (Linz, Austria)

Conferences and Workshops:

* 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.

10. Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar (PNWNAS) (SFU, Vancouver)

11. DIMACS Workshop on Models of Co-Evolution of Hosts and Pathogens (Rutgers)

12. DIMACS Workshop on Immuno-epidemiology (Rutgers)

13. 1st International Conference on Language and Automata Theory and
Applications (LATA 2007) (Tarragona, Spain)

14. International Symposium, Mathematical Ecology (Hamamatsu, Japan)

15. Eleventh International Conference on Cognitive & Neural Systems (Boston)

16. Fourth International Conference On Mathematical Biology (Fujian, China)

17. Workshop on Applications of Analysis to Mathematical Biology (Duke)

18. Operations Research Peripatetic Postgraduate Programme (ORP3)
(Guimares, Portugal)

19. IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) (Singapore)

20. CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Information

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From: "Rod Edwards" <edwards@math.uvic.ca>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 10:57:00 -0700

CAIMS - Call for Position Announcements

CAIMS publications reach a large sector of the Canadian Applied Mathematics
community. If your department is hiring in Applied Math this year, consider
advertising on the CAIMS web site and in the CAIMS annual newsletter and
electronic newsletter. Costs for posting an ad are as follows:

CAIMS web site: $100 (see http://www.caims.ca/Positions/)
CAIMS Annual Newsletter: $300 (includes free web posting)
CAIMS E-News: $ 50 (1 free with institutional membership)

Please send enquiries to the CAIMS secretary:

Rod Edwards - edwards@math.uvic.ca

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From: "Rod Edwards" <edwards@math.uvic.ca>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 11:07:00 -0700

Free CAIMS memberships available to new faculty members

If your department has hired new researchers in Applied Mathematics this year,
remember that they qualify for a free one-year membership in CAIMS. Joining
CAIMS will give them the opportunity to hear about news and developments in
the Canadian Applied Math community. To apply, go to
http://www.caims.ca/Society/subscribe.html, print the Individual Application
Form and send it to the address given there, with "New Faculty Member" written
in the payment area of the form.

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From: "Rod Edwards" <edwards@math.uvic.ca>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 11:18:00 -0700

Canadian Applied Math Quarterly (CAMQ)
Tables of Contents of recently published issues

Volume 13, Summer 2005, Number 2
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CONTENTS

A Direct Method for Computing the Effective Hamiltonian in the
Majda-Souganidis Model of Turbulent Combustion
By Mirela Cara and Agns Tourin

A Continuous-time GARCH Model for Stochastic Volatility with Delay
By Yuriy Kazmerchuk, Anatoliy Swishchuk and Jianhong Wu

Hermite-Birkhoff-Obrechkoff 3-Stage 6-Step ODE Solver of Order 14
By Truong Nguyen-Ba and Remi Vaillancourt

A Moving Boundary Value Problem in Soft Tissue Mechanics
By Marek Stastna

A Quasistatic Contact Problem with Slip-dependent Coefficient of Friction for
Nonlinear Elastic Materials
By Arezki Touzaline and Alain Mignot

Volume 13, Fall 2005, Number 3
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CONTENTS

Mathematical Model of the Mechanics and Dynamics of the Tails in Dinosaurs
By C. Sean Bohun

Seismic Image Analysis Using Local Spectra
By M. Lamoureux

Force-Control for the Automated Footwear Testing System
By Greg Lewis

Adaptive Statistical Evaluation Tools for Equity Ranking Models
By Tony Ware

Seismic Prediction of Reservoir Parameters
By Yaling Yin

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From: stockie@cs.sfu.ca
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 11:10:00 -0700

The MITACS Network of Centres of Excellence hereby solicits proposals
for scientific networking events (workshops, conferences, summer
schools, short courses etc) that involve applications of the
mathematical sciences to areas having a significant industrial, economic
or social impact on Canada.

MITACS is particularly interested in entertaining proposals that have at
least one of the following features:

- they directly relate to a MITACS theme area (see
http://www.mitacs.ca);

- there is a strong training component for senior undergraduate or
graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, or young researchers
(examples include summer schools and short courses); and

- there is a strong potential to engage participants from non-academic
(private or public sector) research or other partner organizations.

Joint funding applications with other organizations are welcome,
although the proposal must indicate clearly all confirmed or potential
sponsors as well as levels of financial support.

DEADLINES.
MITACS accepts networking proposals three times annually, on February 1,
June 1, and October 1 of each year. Proposers are *strongly* encouraged
to discuss their ideas with the MITACS Associate Scientific Director
(asd@mitacs.ca) as early as possible, preferably at least three
weeks prior to submitting a proposal. MITACS may also consider
proposals submitted outside these deadlines, as funding permits.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS.
Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to events@mitacs.ca in plain
text, MSWord, or PDF format. You should receive a confirmation that your
proposal was received within one week of submission.

EVALUATION PROCEDURE.
All proposals are initially reviewed by the MITACS Head Office to ensure
that they satisfy submission format guidelines (below) and lie within
the MITACS mandate. You may be contacted at this point for further
information or clarification.

Proposals which meet the guidelines are forwarded to the MITACS Research
Management Committee (RMC) for scientific review. The RMC will normally
take about one month's time from the deadline date to review proposals,
after which their decision will be communicated.

PROPOSAL FORMAT.
All of sections 1-11 below are required, and incomplete proposals will
be returned.

1. Title of event.
2. Proposed dates and location.
3. Type of activity (conference, workshop, summer school, etc).
4. Organizing Committee (names, affiliations, complete contact
information). Identify the primary contact.
5. Executive summary of scientific and other objectives in lay terms
(max. 100 words) which may appear in public announcements.
6. Other details of the scientific objectives, including:
* intended audience,
* history or background of the proposed topic,
* recent progress, and
* possible future directions.
7. Explain the relevance to MITACS.
8. Participants (tentative list of invited speakers and participants,
including affiliations).
9. Budget (itemize each main meeting expense, and clearly identify the
funding required from MITACS).
10. Other sources of financial support, including the amount requested
or committed.
11. Organizational services being requested of MITACS (see below).

ORGANIZATIONAL SERVICES.
MITACS has some capacity to assist proposers with the organization of
their event. These services include, but are not limited to:
- assistance with budgeting;
- negotiating with conference venues to secure meeting rooms and/or
accommodations;
- registration (including credit card services);
- design, advertising and promotion;
- business development for the purposes of attracting non-academic
speakers or other participants; and
- fund-raising and sponsorship.

If any such services are being requested of MITACS, then this should be
clearly indicated in the proposal under item 11.

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From: "Prof. Rolf Jeltsch" <jeltsch@math.ethz.ch>
Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2006 16:52:43 +0200

ICIAM Prizes 2007

The prizes will be handed over at the opening ceremony of the congress iciam07
on Monday 16 July 2007 in Zurich, see www.iciam07.ch

The 5 ICIAM prizes are handed out every 4 years at the ICIAM congresses. The
first 4 have been handed out the first time in 1999 and the Su Buchin prize is
handed out the first time at ICIAM 2007 in Zurich. It is hoped that these
young prizes will become prestigous in the long run.

The announcements can be found at http://www.iciam.org/prizes2007.html

You find more information on these prizes at
http://www.iciam.org/council/council_tf.html

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From the ICIAM website:

At the 2007 Congress in Zurich five ICIAM prizes will be awarded:

* the Pioneer Prize: awarded to --- joint winners:
Ingrid Daubechies (Princeton University, USA) and
Heinz Engl (Johannes Kepler Universitat Linz, Austria and Austrian
Academy of Sciences)

... established for pioneering work introducing applied mathematical
methods and scientific computing techniques to an industrial problem
area or a new scientific field of applications. The prize commemorates
the spirit and impact of the American pioneers.

It was created on the initiative of SIAM, and was first awarded in 1999.
The Pioneer Prize is presently funded by SIAM.

* the Collatz Prize: awarded to Felix Otto (Universitat Bonn, Germany)

... established to provide international recognition to individual
scientists under 42 years of age for outstanding work on industrial and
applied mathematics.

It was created on the initiative of GAMM, and first awarded in 1999.
The Collatz Prize is presently funded by GAMM.

* the Lagrange Prize: awarded to Joseph Keller (Stanford University, USA)

... established to provide international recognition to individual
mathematicians who have made an exceptional contribution to applied
mathematics throughout their careers.

It was created on the initiative of SMAI, and first awarded in 1999.
The Lagrange Prize is presently funded by SMAI, SEMA and SIMAI.

* the Maxwell Prize: awarded to Peter Deuflhard (ZIB Berlin, Germany)

... established to provide international recognition to a mathematician
who has demonstrated originality in applied mathematics.

It was created on the initiative of the IMA (with the support of the
J.C. Maxwell Society), and first awarded in 1999. The Maxwell Prize is
presently funded by IMA.

* the Su Buchin Prize: awarded to Gilbert Strang (MIT, USA)

... established to provide international recognition of an outstanding
contribution by an individual in the application of Mathematics to
emerging economies and human development, in particular at the economic
and cultural level in developing countries.

It was created on the initiative of the CSIAM, and will be awarded for
the first time in 2007. The Su Buchin Prize is presently funded by CSIAM.

The value of the Prizes in 2007 will be $1,000 multiplied by the number of
supporting societies.

For more details, see http://www.iciam.org/prizes2007.html

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From: Pat Malone <pmalone@uwo.ca>
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 10:14:45 -0400

The University of Western Ontario, Department of Applied Mathematics

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN MATHEMATICAL FINANCE

Applications are invited for a probationary (tenure?track) faculty position at
the rank of Assistant Professor in the research field of Financial Mathematics
in the Department of Applied Mathematics at The University of Western Ontario
(www.apmaths.uwo.ca). A researcher in any area of financial mathematics with
demonstrated or potential excellence in research and teaching is sought to
complement the existing strengths of the research group in financial
mathematics, both within the Department and within our sister Department of
Statistical & Actuarial Sciences. Industrial experience or contacts are an
asset. The starting date will be July 1, 2007 or thereafter.

The position will entail active participation in the activities and service
of the Department of Applied Mathematics, including the supervision of
graduate students and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. To
ensure full consideration, applications including a c.v., names of three
referees and a research proposal should be received prior to December 15,
2006. Address applications to:

Dr. Robert Corless, Chair
Department of Applied Mathematics
Middlesex College
The University Of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada
email: pmalone@uwo.ca

This position is subject to budgetary approval. Applicants should have fluent
written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified candidates
are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be
given priority. The University of Western Ontario is committed to employment
equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men including
visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities.

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From: "Victor G. LeBlanc" <vleblanc@uottawa.ca>
Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2006 14:58:45 -0400

COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE SUMMER SCHOOL
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA
JUNE 17-29, 2007

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

We are pleased to announce the first Canadian Summer School in Computational
Neuroscience, which will be held from Sunday June 17, 2007 until Friday
June 29, 2007 inclusively. It is organized by the new Center for Neural
Dynamics and Computation at the University of Ottawa. The course is directed
at graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from the physical sciences
(e.g. physics, applied mathematics, engineering, computer science) and the
life sciences (e.g. neuroscience, biology, physiology, human kinetics) who
wish to develop their skills in neural data analysis and in mathematical
modeling of neural activity. The topics will range from cellular to systems
neuroscience, with a focus on sensory and motor systems.

The course will consist of 3 hours of lectures in the mornings, followed by
3-hour MATLAB-based computer laboratories in the afternoons. Participants
will pair up for these laboratories, and an effort will be made to pair
someone from the life sciences with someone from the physical sciences. All
classes and laboratories will be held on the main downtown campus of the
University of Ottawa (Biosciences Complex). The School will be held in
English, although many of the lecturers also speak French. The course can
be taken for credit, since it is a University of Ottawa three-credit
graduate course (NSC8104). The mark will be based on work done in the
computer laboratories and a short project. The first day of the school
(Sunday June 17th) will be a mathematics refresher open to all participants,
which will include some introduction to differential equations.

Enrollment in the course will be limited to 40 participants.

The summer school ends just before Canada Day (July 1st), and a week before
the beginning of the Computational Neuroscience Meeting which will be held
next year in Toronto from July 8-12, 2007.

MATH PRE-REQUISITES: Calculus I and II, first-year university level Linear
Algebra and Probability and Statistics.

LIFE SCIENCES PRE-REQUISITES: first-year university level life science
courses for students in the physical sciences.

FACULTY

Prof. Ramesh Balasubramaniam, School of Human Kinetics, U. Ottawa
Prof. Maurice Chacron, Physiology, McGill University
Prof. Victor LeBlanc, Mathematics and Statistics, U. Ottawa
Prof. John Lewis, Biology, U. Ottawa
Prof. Tim Lewis, Mathematics, U. California at Davis
Prof. Andre Longtin, Physics and Cellular and Molecular Medicine, U. Ottawa
Prof. Len Maler, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, U. Ottawa

TUITION: $1400 CAN with credit, $800 CAN without credit.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation will be available at the New Residence of the University of
Ottawa, a few minutes walk away from the Biosciences Complex and cafeterias
and restaurants. Accommodation consists of a single room with a double bed,
with two such rooms per apartment. Each apartment has a living room, kitchen
and bathroom. The cost is approximately $48 CAN per night per person.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Partial financial support will likely be available for those demonstrating
the need.

IMPORTANT DATES

February 1st, 2007: Application (website to follow).
March 15th 2007: Notification of acceptance and level of financial support.
April 1st, 2007: Notification of acceptance by the participant.
Accommodation: as soon as possible after notification of acceptance,
participants can reserve their accommodation online at reserve@uottawa.ca or
by phoning 1-888-564-4545.

CONTACT:
compneuro07@uottawa.ca
www.neurodynamics.uottawa.ca/summerschool (website will go online soon)

SYLLABUS

1) Introduction to Linear and Nonlinear Dynamical Systems
-solutions of linear differential equations
-qualitative analysis of nonlinear differential equations
2) Single Neuron Models
-ionic models
-simplified deterministic and stochastic models
3) Neural Spike Train Analysis and Modeling
-basic statistics
-autocorrelation, spectrum
-information theory toolbox
4) Sensory Coding
-artificial and naturalistic stimuli
-modeling activity along the afferent pathways
-modeling feedback
-population coding and information theory
5) Synaptic Plasticity
-short term depression and facilitation
-long term plasticity
-implications for information processing
6) Coupled Neurons
-gap junction
-excitatory and inhibitory synaptic coupling
-effect of coupling on neural population behavior
7) Computational and Dynamical Approaches to Motor Control
-posture control and equilibrium point approaches
-movement adaptation to force fields
-timing and rhythmic movements
-computational approaches to movement pathologies
8) Waves of Activity in Neural Networks
-neural field models
-traveling waves
-spiral waves

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From: Rebecca <rebecca@mbi.ohio-state.edu>
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2006 13:17:51 -0400

2007 Workshop for Young Researchers in Mathematical Biology

The Mathematical Biosciences Institute will host its annual Workshop for
Young Researchers in Mathematical Biology, March 12 - 15, 2007. The aims of
this workshop are to broaden the scientific perspective of 40 - 50 young
researchers in the mathematical sciences and to encourage interactions with
other scientists that will be valuable for their future careers.

The workshop will feature plenary talks by leading researchers in the
mathematical biosciences. Plenary speakers include: Lisa Fauci, Trachette
Jackson, Kenneth Lange, Robert Miura, Alan Perelson, Michael Reed, and John
Tyson. The workshop will also contain poster presentations by each
participant, as well as working group discussions on issues relevant to
mathematical biologists.

We cordially invite young mathematical biologists to apply for participation
in this workshop. Registration information can be found at

http://www.mbi.osu.edu/postdocworkshop/wyrmb2007.html

The application deadline is October 1, 2006. If you have any questions,
please contact Rebecca Martin at Rebecca@mbi.osu.edu.

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From: Philipp Kugler <philipp.kuegler@jku.at>
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 21:11:34 +0200

Dear Colleagues,

the Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM)
of the Austrian Academy of Sciences announces a RICAM special semester on

"Quantitative Biology analyzed by Mathematical Methods"

to be held at RICAM, Linz, October 1, 2007 - January 27, 2008.

The goal of the special semester is to provide a stimulating environment for
biologists, physicists and mathematicians to jointly address emerging
challenges in quantitative biology. Problems in the fields of Bioimaging,
Biomechanics of Cells, Chemotaxis, Membranes and Channels, Pattern Formation
and Systems Biology will be studied by exploring mathematical methods from
the areas of Inverse Problems, PDEs, Stochastics and Dynamical Systems.

Leading experts, talented post-docs and doctoral students will have the
opportunity to collaborate at RICAM in an interdisciplinary atmosphere in
order to gain new perspectives and to develop novel approaches. While the
program features tutorials, workshops, social events and a culminating
meeting at the University Center Obergurgl in the Austrian Alps, the
participants are encouraged to organize additional research activities
according to their ideas and needs.

Funding is available both for longer and for shorter stays at RICAM. If you
are interested in participating as a lecturer, workshop organizer, long term
or short term visitor, please send a note of interest to
ssqbm-office@ricam.oeaw.ac.at or visit http://www.ricam.oeaw.ac.at/ssqbm/

Kind regards,
Philipp Kugler

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From: Bob Russell <rdr@cs.sfu.ca>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 15:15:49 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the 20th Annual
Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar (PNWNAS)
will take place at Simon Fraser University on
Saturday September 30th, 2006
from 10am to 5 pm, followed by dinner.

Registration is free, however we kindly request that you register for the
conference. This will assist us in planning for the event.

The speakers, schedule and registration can be found at
http://math.sfu.ca/%7Epnwnas/

PNWNAS06 is sponsored by the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
(PIMS) and the Centre for Scientific Computing.

The PNWNAS meetings have been held every year since 1987 and are aimed at
bringing together people from the Pacific Northwest involved in numerical
analysis and scientific computing.

Regards,
Adam Oberman
on behalf of the organizers.

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From: Linda Casals <lindac@dimacs.rutgers.edu>
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 11:09:42 -0400

Program Title: DIMACS Workshop on Models of Co-Evolution of Hosts and
Pathogens

Program Dates: October 9 - 11, 2006
DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University

Location of Program:
DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

Organizers:
Viggo Andreasen, Roskilde; viggo@fatou.ruc.dk
Andrea Pugliese, Trento, pugliese@science.unitn.it

Local Arrangements:
Workshop Coordinator, DIMACS Center, workshop@dimacs.rutgers.edu,
732-445-5928

WWW Information: http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/Workshops/Pathogens/

Short Description:

It has long been recognized that hosts and pathogens exert strong selective
forces on each other. Thus significant coevolution between host and pathogens
is to be expected, and with the short generation time of many pathogens,
evolution may occur over observable time scales. In fact coevolution has been
demonstrated in many host-pathogen systems. For example in the classic
gene-for-gene systems, each new resistance gene that is introduced into a
(cereal) crop is matched within a few seasons by a virulence gene allowing
the (fungal) pathogen to overcome the resistance. The epidemiology of several
human diseases can be understood only in an evolutionary context. For long
periods Influenza A persistence relies on so-called drift mutations that
changes viral antigen sufficiently to allow for reinfection of the same hosts
while the evolutionary changes in HIV are so fast that they are an integral
part of the infection process within the individual host. More recently it
has been proposed that the strain structure in malaria and RSV, among others,
should be understood in an evolutionary framework. This workshop will focus
on evolutionary and coevolutionary processes at the population level while
selection processes within the individual host will be discussed in other
workshops. The first models of host-pathogen coevolution were applications of
very general descriptions of coevolution. However, with the increased
interest in disease transmission dynamics the focus has now moved to
descriptions that explicitly utilize epidemic models to describe the
frequency dependent nature of the interaction. The mathematical methods for
describing multiple interacting types of the pathogen or the interaction
between disease and host genetics are in the process of being developed, but
have not yet reached maturity. The workshop will bring together mathematical
researchers and quantitatively oriented biologists and epidemiologists in the
field to discuss the development of mathematical methods as well as to
explore evolutionary and coevolutionary aspects of a number of host pathogen
systems (malaria, influenza, insect-bacculovirus, RSV).

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From: Linda Casals <lindac@dimacs.rutgers.edu>
Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2006 10:24:31 -0400

DIMACS Workshop on Immuno-epidemiology
December 11 - 13, 2006

DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

Immuno-epidemiology: closing the immunity-transmission cycle

Individual hosts differ considerably in the way in which they respond to the
same pathogen. This is not only caused by genetic polymorphism determining
immune reaction (e.g. MHC), but also by the infection history of the
individual (e.g. influenza, parasites with acquired immunity, dengue). An
individual's history is a result of the past pattern of transmission in the
population. Population transmission (infection pressure) by itself is the
collective output of infectious material by the individuals that constitute
the population, which in turn is decided by each individual's reaction to the
pathogen. This closes a circle of mutual interaction and influence. This
cycle influences the population effects of control measures aimed at
individuals, and the evolution of resistance and virulence. In order to
understand these processes we need a fuller understanding of the
immunity-transmission cycle.

It is our aim in this 2-day workshop to bring together experts on
several parts of the immunity-transmission cycle where we want to take, in a
structured way, a necessary step towards integration. The central theme is to
develop sensible and simple within-host immunological models that can be
merged in sensible and simple between-host epidemiological models, and to
explore the full cycle and its effects on pathogen evolution, spread and
control. Issues to be addressed involve cellular versus humoral immunity,
short-lived versus long-lived memory, acquired immunity, polymorphism,
evolution of resistance and virulence.

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

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

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From: carlos.martin@urv.cat
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 16:11:04 GMT

Call for papers

1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE AND AUTOMATA THEORY AND APPLICATIONS
(LATA 2007)

Tarragona, Spain, March 29 - April 4, 2007

http://www.grlmc.com

AIMS:

LATA 2007 intends to become a major yearly conference in theoretical computer
science and its applications. As linked to the International PhD School in
Formal Languages and Applications that is being developed at the host
institute since 2001, it will reserve significant room for young computer
scientists at the beginning of their career. LATA 2007 will aim at attracting
scholars from both classical theory fields and application areas
(bioinformatics, systems biology, language technology, artificial
intelligence, etc.).

SUBMISSIONS:

Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished
research. Papers should not exceed 12 pages and should be formatted according
to the usual LNCS article style. One .pdf or postscript file containing the
submission is what the organizers expect to receive at carlos.martin@urv.cat
(with 'LATA 2007 submission' at the subject box).

FUNDING:

40 grants covering partial-board accommodation in the university hostel will
be available for nonlocal PhD students. To apply, the candidate must e-mail
her/his CV together with a copy of the document proving her/his condition as
a PhD student.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Paper submission: November 30, 2006
Application for funding (PhD students): December 15, 2006
Notification of funding acceptance or rejection: December 31, 2007
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: January 31, 2007
Early registration: February 15, 2007
Final version of the paper for the pre-proceedings: February 28, 2007
Starting of the conference: March 29, 2007
Submission to the proceedings volume: May 15, 2007

FURTHER INFORMATION:

carlos.martin@urv.cat
http://www.grlmc.com

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From: Ryusuke Kon <kon-r@bio-math10.biology.kyushu-u.ac.jp>
Date: Thu, 03 Aug 2006 17:07:13 +0900

We will hold 2nd international symposium of mathematical ecology as
follows. we hope to see a lot of people from the world.

best regards,
Yasuhiro Takeuchi

The 2nd International Symposium on Dynamical Systems Theory and
Its Applications to Biology and Environmental Sciences

March 14-17, 2007 in Hamamatsu city campus of Shizuoka University, Japan.

Symposium Objectives
Dynamical system theory in mathematical biology and environmental science has
been attracted much attention from many scientific fields as well as
mathematics. Mathematicians should establish a mathematical basis on the
various problems appeared in dynamical systems of biology and feed back their
work to biology and environmental sciences. Biologists and environmental
scientists should clarify/build the model systems that are important in the
global biological and environmental problems of their own. The purpose of
"The International Symposium on Dynamical Systems Theory and Its Applications
to Biology and Environmental Sciences" is to discuss many interests on the
rich properties of dynamical systems appeared in biology and environmental
sciences.

The symposium constitutes of the lectures by about 20 eminent mathematical
biologists and contributed oral or poster sessions. Asian contributors are
especially welcome to the symposium.
http://moon.sys.eng.shizuoka.ac.jp/~dst-sympo2nd/

Collections of papers based on the presentations may appear as special issues
of international journals. We already have agreements with Journal of
Biological Dynamics.

Correspondence
takeuchi@sys.eng.shizuoka.ac.jp
Yasuhiro Takeuchi, Faculty of Engineering, Shizuoka University
3-5-1 Johoku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, 432-8561, JAPAN.
tel: +81-53-478-1200
http://moon.sys.eng.shizuoka.ac.jp/~dst-sympo2nd/

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From: Cynthia Bradford <cindy@bu.edu>
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 16:55:36 -0400

ELEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COGNITIVE AND NEURAL SYSTEMS

Boston University

May 16-19, 2007

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. Invited and contributed talks and posters.
Abstract deadline: January 31, 2007.

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: Shengqiang Liu <sqliu@xmu.edu.cn>
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 18:00:01 +0800

The Fourth International Conference on Mathematical Biology
Wuyishan, Fujian, P.R. China
May 29-June 1, 2007
http://www.csmb.org.cn/

Contact:

Shengqiang Liu
School of Mathematics, Xiamen University, 361005, Xiamen, P.R.China
http://math.xmu.edu.cn/profile.aspx?tchid=102
Tel: +86 (0)592 2580725
Email: sqliu@xmu.edu.cn

Organized by: The Chinese Society for Mathematical Biology,
The Committee of Mathematical Ecology with the Chinese Society for Ecology

Hosted by: Fujian Normal University

Description:

The conference brings together scientists and students from all over the
world to discuss recent advances in mathematical and theoretical biology,
to communicate the best of recent advances in mathematical modelling
approaches in the life sciences and to identify key targets of future
work.

Location:

The conference will take place at the International Academic Exchanges
Center, Wuyishan, Fujian, China.

Topics:

Mathematical Ecology, Epidemiology, Biometrics, Bioinformatics, Mathematical
neuroscience, Related mathematical problems in Biology and Computational
Biology.

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From: Anita T. Layton <alayton@math.duke.edu>
Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2006 16:41:25 -0400 (EDT)

Workshop on Applications of Analysis to Mathematical Biology
Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
May 21 - 23, 2007

http://www.math.duke.edu/conferences/AAMB07/

Call for participation

The central theme of the conference is the application of analysis, broadly
construed, to the mathematical modeling of biological systems. The conference
is held in conjunction with a dinner to celebrate the 65th birthday of
Michael C. Reed, to honor his role in recognizing early the importance of
mathematical biology as a legitimate and important area of applied
mathematics, and to honor his contributions to mathematics, especially in the
application of mathematics to medicine and physiology.

Please visit the conference website for registration and other information.

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From: "Ismael Vaz" <aivaz@dps.uminho.pt>
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 11:58:36 +0100

ORP3 - Preliminary Call for Papers
Operations Research Peripatetic Postgraduate Programme

A EURO Conference for young OR researchers
September 12-15 2007
Minho University Engineering School
Guimares, Portugal

What is ORP3?

ORP3 is a new instrument of EURO designed for young OR researchers and
practitioners. ORP3 aims at being a forum promoting scientific and social
exchanges between the members of the future generation of OR in academic
research and industry. ORP3 is a European peripatetic conference each
edition of which is hosted by a renowned European centre in OR. ORP3 is a
postgraduate programme entirely organised by young OR researchers of the
hosting centre.

History

The conference in Minho University 2007 is the fourth edition of biennial
ORP3 conferences.

The first edition took place in Paris, France, September 26-29, 2001.
The second edition took place in Lambrecht, Germany, September 21-26, 2003.
The third edition took place in Valencia, Spain, September 6-10, 2005.

Submission Requirements

In order to attend ORP3 as a participant you must be one of the following:
- A Young PhD Student
- A young post doctoral OR researcher (maximum two years after completing
your doctoral thesis at the deadline for submission)
-A young OR analyst (maximum two years of professional experience at the
deadline for submission)

The selection of participants is made by the scientific committee on the
basis of full paper submissions of publishable quality in an international
OR journal.

Co-authored papers are acceptable as long as they are presented by a
participant satisfying the aforementioned requirements by March 2007.

The conference is open to the whole scope of the OR, but the following
topics are mostly welcome:
- Bundle Methods;
- Derivative Free Optimization;
- Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization;
- Linear Programming;
- Multiobjective Optimization;
- Nonlinear Optimization;
- Simulation.

Sumission are made through the web site.

Conference Characteristics

- The scope of the conference covers all parts of OR
- The participants act as discussants and chairpersons
- Tutorial sessions with renowned OR researchers
- No parallel sessions

Registration fee

The registration fee amounts EUR 200. It includes an abstract
booklet, conference proceedings, social events, coffee-breaks, meals
and the accomodation.

Dates

January 31, 2007 Deadline for submission
June 15, 2007 Notification of acceptance
July 15, 2007 Deadline for registration

Contact

For further information see
http://www.orp3.com
http://www.norg.uminho.pt/orp3/
or write to
aivaz@dps.uminho.pt

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From: "CEC2007" <cec2007@evolab.ece.nus.edu.sg>
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 16:21:23 +0800

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IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC)
September 25-28, 2007
Swisstel The Stamford, Singapore
Website: http://www.cec2007.org

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CALL FOR PAPERS

We would like to invite you to attend the 2007 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary
Computation (CEC). Sponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society,
and co-sponsored by the Evolutionary Programming Society and the IET, the
CEC 2007 will be held in Singapore, September 25-28, 2007. The annual IEEE
Congress on Evolutionary Computation is one of the leading events in the area
of evolutionary computation. It covers all topics in evolutionary computation,
including, but not limited to:

* Ant colony optimization
* Artificial immune systems
* Artificial life
* Autonomous mental & behavior development
* Bioinformatics & bioengineering
* Coevolution & collective behavior
* Cognitive systems & applications
* Combinatorial & numerical optimization
* Computational finance & economics
* Constraint & uncertainty handling
* Evolutionary data mining
* Evolutionary design
* Evolutionary games
* Evolutionary intelligent agents
* Evolutionary learning systems
* Evolutionary robotic & control systems
* Evolvable hardware & software
* Evolving neural networks & fuzzy systems
* Memetic & hybrid algorithms
* Molecular & quantum computing
* Multiobjective optimization
* Particle swarm intelligence
* Real-world applications
* Representation & operators
* Theory of evolutionary computation

CEC 2007 will feature a world-class conference that aims to bring together
researchers and practitioners in the field of evolutionary computation and
computational intelligence from all around the globe. Technical exchanges
within the research community will encompass keynote speeches, special
sessions, tutorial workshops, panel discussions as well as poster
presentations. On top of this, participants will be treated to a series of
social functions, receptions and networking sessions, which will serve as a
vital channel to establish new connections and foster everlasting friendship
among fellow counterparts.

Singapore is a vibrant commercial and financial hub, which at the same time
also serves its role as a melting pot for the fusion of a diverse mix of many
different cultures. Visitors to this tropical island resort will be treated
to a great array of interesting attractions, festival celebrations and
cultural events, not forgetting the one-stop shopping and eating experience
in this entertainment paradise. The conglomeration of all the different
elements will definitely give visitors of Singapore an exciting and
unforgettable experience.

Student Travel Support:

The IEEE/CIS Student Travel Grant Program offers a limited number of travel
grants to assist IEEE/CIS Student Members presenting papers at IEEE CEC 2007.
For more information, please see the conference website at
http://www.cec2007.org.

Best Paper Awards:

The Evolutionary Programming Society will sponsor two Best Student Paper
Awards and one Best Overall Paper Award at CEC 2007. These awards will be
presented at the banquet. The winners will be chosen by the EPS Board of
Directors based on the technical merit of the accepted papers to CEC 2007.

Accepted Tutorials:

* Artificial Immune Systems: Dipankar Dasgupta
* Evolution Strategies: Thomas Baeck
* Evolutionary Computation: A Unified Approach: Kenneth A. De Jong
* Evolutionary Computation in Bioinformatics: Gary Fogel and Gwenn Volkert
* Evolutionary Computation in Finance and Economics: Edward Tsang
* Evolutionary Multi-Criterion Optimization (EMO): Fundamentals,
State-of-the-art Methodologies and Future Challenges: Kalyanmoy Deb
* Evolutionary Robotics: Dario Floreano
* From Evolving Single Neural Networks to Evolving Ensembles: Xin Yao
* Genetic Programming Practice and Theory: Riccardo Poli
* Particle Swarm Optimization and Differential Evolution: Ponnuthurai
Nagaratnam Suganthan and Andries P Engelbrecht

Call for Special Sessions:

Special sessions have been both a tradition and an essential aspect of CEC.
With the aim of bringing together researchers on a specific topic, such
sessions are organized by renowned experts in the field across the globe.
The IEEE CEC 2007 Program Committee solicits proposals for special sessions
that are encompassed within the technical scope of the conference. Interested
researchers are cordially invited to submit a proposal, which should include
the session title, a brief description of the scope and motivation, names,
contact information, and brief CVs of the organizers. For enquires, please
contact the Special Sessions Chair, Dr Yew Soon Ong (asysong@ntu.edu.sg).

Important Dates:

Paper Submission: March 15, 2007
Decision Notification: May 15, 2007
Camera-Ready Submission: June 15, 2007

For more details, please visit the conference website at:
http://www.cec2007.org

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