0807_August-2007

CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 07 Number 4 ; August 24, 2007
Editors: Dhavide Aruliah (Dhavide.Aruliah@uoit.ca) and Abba Gumel (gumelab@cc.umanitoba.ca)
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CONTENTS

Society News:

1. Letter from the President
2. CAIMS-SCMAI 2007
3. CAIMS-SIAM Reciprocity Agreement
4. CAIMS Travel Bursary Award
5. ICIAM 2011

Other News and Search Positions:

6. A Call for Nomination for the position of the Director of the Fields Institute
7. Head, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Western Ontario
8. MITACS Call for Project Proposals
9. Postdoctoral Position, BC Cancer Care Agency, Kelowna

Conferences:

10.* Joint AARMS-CRM Workshop on Recent Advances in Functional
and Delay Differential Equations, Dalhousie University, Nov. 2007.
11.* Workshop on Mathematical Methods in Biomedical Imaging and
Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), in Pisa, Italy in October 2007.
12.* Slovak-Austrian Mathematical Congress Sept. 16-21, 2007
13.* First Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing in Finance
14.* SIAM PP08 Deadline Extension
15.* CAIMS-SCMAI E-news Information

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Letter from the President

Dear colleagues,

As your new CAIMS President, it is a pleasure to greet you in this first CAIMS Newsletter
of the 2007-8 academic year and to briefly review some recent CAIMS events.

First of all, this past year saw a number of changes in the CAIMS Board membership. Most
significant were the completion of Bill Langford's two year term as President and Rod Edwards'
terms as Secretary. Bill has done a remarkable job as President, bringing CAIMS activities to
a whole new level. Some of Bill's more significant activities have been serving as CAIMS liaison
with NSERC and working with SIAM to develop a membership reciprocity agreement. Rod, with
tremendous energy and constant professionalism, has helped to make CAIMS a more successful
and visible organization. We should be particularly indebted to these two individuals for what they
have accomplished. Ken Jackson completed his term as Past President of CAIMS. Ken's
contributions to CAIMS over the last six years have been exceptional, and we are fortunate that
he is continuing to serve CAIMS as a representative for ICIAM 2011. Two other Board members,
Leah Keshet and John Stockie, completed their terms. Leah, as Chair of the Membership
Committee, made great strides this past year in increasing CAIMS membership and introducing
strategies which will increase it further. While we shall miss John's enthusiasm and efforts on the
Board, we are fortunate that he is continuing in the role of our MITACS representative.

The rest of the Board members will remain. I am particularly grateful that Paul Muir has agreed to
stay on as our Treasurer. His conscientiousness and competence will assure that the financial
aspects of CAIMS are handled well and that there is continuity in the Board's activities.

I am delighted that Jacques Belair is CAIMS President-Elect and will take over as President when
my term is completed in 2009. Abba Gumel is our new CAIMS Secretary, and the other new Board
members are Dhavide Aruliah and Ian Frigaard. Abba has taken on the job with great vigour and,
with the aid of Rod, is ensuring that the transition is a smooth one. Dhavide has graciously offered to
work with Abba in the production of our newsletters, this first being the product of their collaboration.
Ian has agreed to be the new Membership Committee Chair and has from the outset shown
tremendous creativity with new initiatives which will be reported on at a later date.

Please visit the CAIMS webpage to keep updated on the CAIMS activities and the individuals who
are working in various capacities to make CAIMS better serve its members. CAIMS, being a grass
roots organization with no paid staff, is dependent upon motivated individuals who are willing to
organize and promote activities. The Board is a good mix of young and more senior researchers,
and I believe that you will find them all very open to your suggestions on how CAIMS can be
imporved. It is trite but true to say that CAIMS success is intertwined with the support provided
by its individual members.

The health of CAIMS is perhaps best demonstrated by the tremendous success of the CAIMS 2007
meeting in Banff, which is discussed in this newsletter. Many foreign attendees at the meeting
commented to me about how impressed they were with the vitality and enthusiasm of our members
in the many minisymposia. I would personally like to thank Jack Macki, Michael Li, and Peter
Lancaster for the trememdous effort they put in to make it so successful and to the Applied
Mathematics Institute at the University of Alberta for its steadfast support.

The next CAIMS will be in Montreal in the first week of June, 2008. It will be a joint meeting with
MITACS, the CMS, and the French mathematical organizations. Bill Langford and Victor LeBlanc
are on the Organizing Committee. My hope is that there will be a number of CAIMS minisymposia
in which you will be interested in participating, ensuring that that we carry the impetus gained
from the Banff meeting forward into the next year.

There are several issues which I intend to emphasize while President of CAIMS.
These include the following:
(1) The ongoing effort to ensure that CAIMS is the leading professional society representing Canadian
applied and industrial mathematics, and is seen to be so through its activities which strengthen and
promote our discipline nationally and internationally.
(2) The development of strategies leading to an increase in our membership among university faculty
members, postdoctoral fellows and students, and among researchers from industry and governmental
institutions. I ask each of you to join us in this effort by encouraging your colleagues to become
members.
(3) Activities which increase participation from our rank and file members. Providing opportunities
for them to participate in contributed minisymposia at our meetings is one obvious way. In addition,
there are still applied mathematicians in Canada who work in relative isolation, and more effort is
needed to draw them into CAIMS activities from which they will benefit by mentoring from and
collaboration with their applied colleagues.
(4) Outreach activities which broaden the areas of applied and industrial mathematics represented
by CAIMS. For example, while CAIMS membership includes many strong researchers who work
in optimization, not enough has been done to attract more applied researchers in discrete
optimization, and in discrete mathematics in general.
(5) Continue to build links with other national and international organizations. The necessity for
CAIMS to often pursue its own independent path in the promotion of Canadian applied and
industrial mathematics is recognized. Nevertheless, initiatives such as the collaborative meeting
in 2008 and the ICIAM (International Congress for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) in
Vancouver in 2011, which was the result of a joint bid to the ICIAM Board by CAIMS, MITACS
and SIAM, are instrumental in increasing our prestige and influence.
(6) Develop more effective fundraising activities to enhance our prizes and activities. The CAIMS
Research Prize has been successful in acknowledging established senior researchers, a
corresponding prize for junior researchers is needed.

I ask that those of you willing to contribute towards any of these goals to contact Board members
and provide your input.

Sincerely yours,

Bob Russell, CAIMS President August 24, 2007

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Report on CAIMS-SCMAI 2007 by Jack Macki

The 2007 Annual Meeting of the CAIMS/SCMAI took place at the Banff Centre, Alberta, from May
20 to 24. The organizers, Peter Lancaster (U of Calgary), Michael Li (U of Alberta) and Jack Macki
(U of Alberta), succeeded in bringing together a rich, packed, program with plenary speakers and
minisymposia on a great variety of hot topics in applied mathematics. They included subjects from
math biology, computational math, applied linear algebra, cryptography, geophysics, math of
finance, dynamical systems and fluid dynamics.

Beginning with eight selected topics, the program was further enriched by the organizers of eleven
\emph{contributed} minisymposia. There were also sessions for contributed papers, poster
displays and presentations by the society's prize winners.

The plenary speakers with titles of their talks were:

John Bush, MIT, USA. ``Surface tension and biology''.
Shui-Nee Chow, Georgia Tech., USA. ``Mathematical issues related to a nonlinear circuit''.
Philip Colella, Lawrence Berkeley Lab., USA. ``Computational science as a mathematical science''.
Karl Hadeler, Universitat Tubingen, Germany and Arizona State U.``Matrix problems from mathematical biology''.
N.J.Higham, U. of Manchester, UK. ``Numerical analysis of the matrix logarithm''.
Ehud Ronn, U of Texas at Austin, USA. ``The crude-oil/nat-gas markets:`The message from markets' ''.
W. Symes, Rice University, USA. ``Optimal scaling of seismic migration''.
S. Vanstone, U of Waterloo. ``Another look at digital signatures''.

The program included the society's AGM (conveniently organized during lunch), and a
banquet - combined with awards of the following prizes:

Research Prize: Gordon Swaters (U of Alberta)
Doctoral Dissertation Award: Richard Pancer (U of Toronto)
Distinguished Service Award: Jack Macki (U of Alberta)
Student Travel Award: Malcolm Roberts (U of Alberta)

An afternoon was set aside for enjoyment of the location in the Rocky Mountains. The options
included an excursion to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola, hiking, and trips to
Lake Louise. Banff lived up to its impressive reputation for sheer beauty, and excitement was added
with a spring snow-shower. The Banff Centre provided spacious facilities which suited the needs of
the society admirably. Most participants also enjoyed what have become the customary excellent
food-services and accomodations. (Fully justifying the rather complex registration procedures.)

The society gratefully acknowledges financial support from MITACS, Pearson Education, the
Canadian Applied Math Quarterly, and the institutes : PIMS, CRM and Fields.

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CAIMS-SIAM Reciprocity Agreement (by William F. Langford)

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the Canadian Applied and Industrial
Mathematics Society / Societe Canadienne de Mathematiques Appliquees et Industrielles (CAIMS)
agree to enter into a reciprocal membership agreement, whereby individual members in one society
are eligible for a discounted membership in the other. Under this agreement:

1. Any regular member in good standing of CAIMS whose primary place of employment is outside
the U.S. will be accepted as a SIAM reciprocity member upon receipt of the SIAM application form
and dues payment. Any regular member in good standing of SIAM whose primary place of
employment is outside of Canada will be accepted as a reciprocity member of CAIMS upon
receipt of the CAIMS application form and dues payment.
2. The special dues rate for CAIMS members joining SIAM under the reciprocal agreement will be
80% of the current annual rate for regular members of SIAM. The special dues rate for SIAM
members joining CAIMS under the reciprocal agreement will be 70% of the current annual rate
for regular members of CAIMS.
3. Reciprocity members receive all regular member services and benefits.
4. Each society shall help promote reciprocity membership. Societies may exchange mailing
labels or provide a brief notice in paper or electronic mail to members. Each society should
announce the availability of the reciprocal membership in their flagship publication(s), news
online, web site or other appropriate media. Each society should provide to the other a name
of a contact person within their society responsible for promoting memberships.
5. This agreement is in effect until terminated by one of the societies. Termination notice must
be provided six months before the start of the year when it takes effect in order to provide an
orderly transition.

Signed:

Cleve Moler, President of SIAM
William F. Langford, Past President, CAIMS

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CAIMS Travel Bursary Award

The winner of the CAIMS Travel Bursary Award to attend ICIAM 2007, given by the Cecil Graham
DDA Committee, is Mr. Malcolm Roberts of the University of Alberta. The award, given to support
a student to travel to ICIAM 2007 (July 16-20, 2007, Zurich, Switzerland), is valued at $1,000.
Mr. Roberts was expected to present either a poster or a paper at the meeting.

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ICIAM Report by Ken Jackson (University of Toronto)

Some of you may have recently returned from the very successful ICIAM 2007 Meeting in Zurich.
There were over 3,000 participants, including a large contingent from Canada. Notable amongst
the speakers were Michel Fortin (Universite de Laval) and Barbara Keyfitz (Fields Institute) who
gave invited talks on "Contact Problems in Solid Mechanics" and "Hyperbolic Conservation
Laws: Past and Future", respectively; Ivar Ekeland (PIMS) who gave the Public Lecture on
"The Best of All Possible Worlds: the Idea of Optimization"; and Pauline van den Driessche
(University of Victoria) who gave the Olga Taussky Todd Lecture on "Matrices in Action for
Epidemic Models". In addition, there were many minisymposium presentations and contributed
talks by CAIMS members.

Our plans for ICIAM 2011 are proceeding well. As you may recall, the Congress is jointly
organized by CAIMS, MITACS and SIAM and will be held in Vancouver, 18-22 July 2011.
The Steering Committee, consisting of
- Arvind Gupta, Congress Director
- Ken Jackson and Jim Crowley, Congress Deputy Directors
- Ivar Ekeland and Jerry Marsden, Scientific Co-Chairs
- Rachel Kuske, Bill Langford and Bob Russell (CAIMS)
- Barbara Keyfitz and Francois Lalonde (Canadian Math Inst.)
- John Stockie (MITACS)
- Marty Golubitsky and Randy LeVeque (SIAM)
has been active this past year. One of its main tasks was to choose a Scientific Advisory
Committee (SAC) consisting of
- John Ball, Oxford
- Rafael Correa, Chile
- Weinan E, Princeton and Peking University
- Ivar Ekeland, Congress Scientific Co-Chair
- Martin Grotschel, Berlin
- Arvind Gupta, Congress Director
- Jerrold Marsden, Congress Scientific Co-Chair
- William Pulleyblank, IBM
- Ian Sloan, ICIAM
- Margaret Wright, Courant

The SAC's main task is to nominate the Scientific Program Committee (SPC), the members of
which should be announced soon. The SAC will then cease to exist and the SPC will begin the
very important task of choosing the themes of the meeting, selecting the invited speakers and
organizing some invited minisymposia.

The Steering Committee has also struck several other committees, including
- the Finance Committee (CAIMS rep: Paul Muir)
- the Fund-Raising Committee (CAIMS rep: Sam Shen)
- the Publications and Promotions Committee (CAIMS reps: Rob Corless, Ken Jackson)

The organization for the meeting is progressing on schedule as outlined in our bid document.
We are all looking forward to a very exciting meeting in Vancouver in 2011.

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From: "Luke Chang" <lchang@fields.utoronto.ca>
Sent: Friday, July 06, 2007 8:25 AM

Call for nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Fields Institute

The term of the current Director, Barbara Keyfitz, will end June 30, 2008. The Institute is now
calling for nominations and applications for the position of Director.

The Fields Institute for Research in the Mathematical Sciences, founded in 1992, carries on
specialized year-long programs, seminars, workshops, short courses and a broad spectrum of
activities across the mathematical sciences. Through these activities it brings together
experts, young mathematicians and graduate students to work on issues of current
research interest. It is housed in a dedicated building on the campus of the University of
Toronto, and has office space for its staff of 15 and up to 75 visitors. It is funded by the Natural
Science and Engineering Research Council (Canada) and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and
Universities (Ontario), and is supported by seven sponsoring universities (Carleton, McMaster,
Ottawa, Toronto, Waterloo, Western, and York), as well as several affiliateduniversities
and corporate sponsors.

The Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute with responsibility for the Institute's
scientific leadership and overall operations and budget. The term of office is three to five years,
renewable once. Candidates should be researchers with strong international stature in the
mathematical sciences, and should have proven administrative experience.

The members of the search committee for the new Director of the Fields Institute are Mayer Alvo,
Jim Arthur, Thomas Salisbury, Philip Siller (Chair), Mary Thompson, Philippe Tondeur.
This committee is currently receiving nominations and applications, and will consider
candidates beginning in August 2007.

Nominations and applications, including curriculum vitae, should be made, in confidence to:

Director Search
The Fields Institute
222 College Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5T 3J1
Canada

For more information visit www.fields.utoronto.ca

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From: Sharon Kennedy <skennedy@uwo.ca>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 12:09:26 -0400 [06/28/07 11:09:26 AM CDT]

THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO, DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Applications are invited for the position of Chair, Department of Applied Mathematics in the
Faculty of Science at The University of Western Ontario. This is a multidisciplinary department
with a unique blend of research strengths including Biological & Materials Physics, Dynamical
Systems, Financial Mathematics, Mathematical Biology, Symbolic Computation and Theoretical
Physics. A record of commitment to quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, a strong
research record and administrative experience are essential. The new Chair is expected to
provide strong leadership in teaching, research, and administration. The application package
should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and names of three references. References
would not be consulted without the applicants permission. The successful applicant
will be appointed at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, with tenure. The appointment
as Department Chair will be for a five-year term. The preferred start date is July 1, 2008.
More information can be found on the Applied Mathematics website at http://www.apmaths.uwo.ca.

Application packages should be sent to: Dr. David M. Wardlaw, Dean, Faculty of Science,
Western Science Centre, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, N6A 5B7 by
November 1, 2007, although applications received after that date will be considered until the
position is filled. Positions are subject to budget 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: Olga Stachova <ostachova@mitacs.ca>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 14:20:19 -0700 [06/27/07 04:20:19 PM CDT]

The Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems NCE (MITACS NCE) is
soliciting proposals for new full and seed projects. Full projects are expected to have multi-year
duration with an annual budget of $50K to $200K. Seed projects in this competition are
expected to have a 24 month duration, show potential to grow into full projects, and have
an annual budget of $20K to $50K. All projects must obtain non-NCE partner funds before
MITACS funds are released. MITACS is primarily interested in projects within its current
theme areas. However the overall merit of the project carries the highest priority and projects
in potentially new application areas are also encouraged.

Submissions should be sent by email to mitacs@mitacs.ca and arrive by September 14, 2007
to be eligible in this competition. New projects will be selected from these on the recommendation
of the Research Management Committee, with an announcement of the selection and funding
levels planned for February 2008, after approval of the MITACS Board of Directors. Projects
chosen by the MITACS Research Management Committee (RMC) are expected to start on
April 1, 2008.

You are strongly encouraged to discuss your project ideas with MITACS before submitting
your final proposal so that it best reflects the priorities of the MITACS Research Management
Committee. Inquiries regarding this competition can be directed to MITACS at rmarsh@mitacs.ca

For detailed submission instructions, guidelines, and a template for your submission please
visit the MITACS web page at http://www.mitacs.ca/goto/callforproposals

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From Heinz Bauschke <bauschke@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 00:24:42 -0700 [06/27/07 02:24:42 AM CDT]

Post Doctoral Fellow, BC Cancer Agency Southern Interior, Kelowna, BC Canada

The Centre for the Southern Interior, a part of the British Columbia Cancer Agency (BCCA), has
an immediate opening for a post doctoral Fellow in Medical Imaging. BCCA is a multi-disciplinary
diagnostic, treatment and research organization dedicated to cancer care of the highest quality.
The successful candidate will join a team of 6 Medical physicists. The team supports 4 linear
accelerators, 8 screening mammography sites, CT and conventional simulation, LDR
Brachytherapy, and orthovoltage x-rays. This project will investigate and implement
computerized methods for analyzing breast density in digital mammograms. The methods will
provide not only efficient means to measure breast density, but also reproducible estimates
that will reduce errors of mammographic density measurements. Successful candidate will
also have opportunity to participate in other clinical research activities at the cancer centre.
The ideal candidate has (i) a PhD in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics
or a related field, (ii) has strong programming skills, and (iii) will start in September 2007.
The project brings together a team of researchers from the BC cancer agency, Screening
Mammography Program of BC and the University of British Columbia. The initial appointment is for
one year. Depending on the successful candidates inclination and progress, opportunities for
an additional temporary teaching appointment at the University, for practical medical physics
experience at the BC Cancer Agency, or for a one-year extension will be explored.
The Centre for the Southern Interior is located in Kelowna, a vibrant city of 105,000 residents
, in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. Kelowna offers an excellent lifestyle with easy access
to world class skiing and golfing, and other outdoor activities centered on mountains, forest
land and lakes. Visit the Kelowna city web-site (www.city.kelowna.bc.ca) for more information
on the region. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to
Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Qualified applicants should submit a
resume with the names of three referees before 31st July 2007.

Address applications to:
Rasika Rajapakshe, Ph.D. FCCPM
BC Cancer Agency Centre for the Southern Interior
399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3

For additional information please call: 250-712-3915 or e-mail rrajapak@bccancer.bc.ca

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From: Tony Humphries <tony.humphries@mcgill.ca>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 11:34:12 -0400 [06/15/07 10:34:12 AM CDT]

First Announcement and Call for Participants

Joint AARMS-CRM Workshop on Recent Advances in Functional and Delay Differential Equations

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1-5 November 2007

Sponsored by AARMS, CRM, MITACS, NSERC AND MATHEON

Conference URL: http://www.crm.math.ca/AARMS07/index_e.shtml

Organizers: J. Appleby (Dublin City), H. Brunner (Memorial), A.R. Humphries (McGill),
D.E. Pelinovsky (McMaster)
Local Organisers P. Keast (Dalhousie), P. Muir (St Mary?s)

Plenary Speakers
Nicola Guglielmi (L'Aquila), Tibor Krisztin (Szeged), Gerard Iooss (Nice), Sjoerd
Verduyn Lunel (Leiden), Cesar Palencia (Valladolid), Jianhong Wu (York, Canada)

Delay differential equations arise in many applications, and in the case of constant delays
solutions give rise to semi-flows on function spaces, and a fairly mature theory of such
problems as infinite dimensional dynamical systems has now been developed. However,
models in physical and biological applications are increasingly encompassing features
which do not fit this theory, often having non-constant and state-dependent delays.
Mixed type differential equations with both advanced and retarded arguments also arise,
for example as the defining equations for travelling waves in nonlinear lattices. Volterra
functional (integral and integro-differential) equations with variable and state-dependent delays,
including equations of ?integral-algebraic? type, are also used with increasing frequency.
The theory of such problems is still not complete, though significant progress has been made
in recent years. Large gaps also exist in the numerical analysis and computational solution of
such functional equations.

This workshop will provide a wide perspective on current research and open problems, including
theory, applications and numerical analysis of these equations. Recent advances across the field
of DDEs will be covered, with particular concentrations in non-constant and state-dependent delay
equations, advance-delay differential equations and Volterra functional equations, including problems
with differential-algebraic structure. The workshop will bring together specialists in analysis and
numerical computations of the functional and delay equations, with particular applications in
biological problems and travelling waves in nonlinear lattices.
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From: Yair Censor <yair@math.haifa.ac.il>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 10:48:19 +0300 (IDT)

Workshop on Mathematical Methods in Biomedical Imaging and Intensity-Modulated Radiation
Therapy (IMRT), in Pisa, Italy in October 2007.

An Interdisciplinary Workshop on Mathematical Methods in Biomedical Imaging and
Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) will be held at the Centro di Ricerca Matematica
Ennio De Giorgi in Pisa, Italy, from October 15 to October 19, 2007.

Information about the Workshop, including the list of participants and the list of invited speakers,
can be found at the Centro De Giorgi's web pages, at the address: http://www.crm.sns.it or at:

http://www.crm.sns.it/cgi-bin/pagina.pl?Id=85&Tipo=evento&TipoEvento=wor...
Aims%20and%20Research%20Directions&Periodo=future

There are no registration fees to attend the Centro's activities, and anyone with an interest in the
program is warmly invited to participate at any stage.

You are very welcome to attend part or all of the activities of this Workshop. please make your
own arrangements and register (no fee) on:
http://www.crm.sns.it/cgi-bin/pagina.pl?Id=85&Tipo=evento&TipoEvento=wor...
Registration&Periodo=future

Any questions regarding the workshop or the Centro De Giorgi should be directed to Ms. Ilaria
Gabbani <crm@crm.sns.it>. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Organizing Committee:
Yair Censor, University of Haifa (yair@math.haifa.ac.il)
Ming Jiang, Peking University (ming-jiang@pku.edu.cn)
Alfred K. Louis, Universitet des Saarlandes (louis@num.uni-sb.de)
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From: "Karol Mikula" <karol.mikula@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 06:49:19 +0200

Slovak-Austrian Mathematical Congress Sept. 16-21, 2007

The Slovak-Austrian Mathematical Congress will be held in The High Tatra Mountains
(hotel Permon****, Podbanske), Slovakia on September 16-21, 2007. It is a general congress,
with few invited minisymposia, but the talks on any topic in pure and applied mathematics of
registered participants are welcome. A strong part of the congress is oriented also to
computational mathematics, so we invite you cordially to register ellectronically at

http://www.mat.univie.ac.at/~oemg07

and present a talk.

Sincerely yours,

Karol Mikula.

If you need more information, do not hesitate to write to karol.mikula@stuba.sk

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From: "Dr. Ruppa Thulasiram" <tulsi@cs.umanitoba.ca>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 18:25:48 -0500 (CDT)
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CALL FOR PAPERS
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The First Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing in Finance
(PDCoF08 - Computational Finance - Friday, April 18, 2008)
http://www.cs.umanitoba.ca/~pdcof
to be held in conjunction with the
International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium
(IPDPS08) April 14-18, 2008, Miami, FL, USA
(http://www.ipdps.org)
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In the last decade Computational Finance (CF) has influenced the market place
extensively with enormous impact on wealth building, employment opportunities,
and tremendous economic growth. This field forms an ever-expanding part of the
financial sector, in numerous ways today. Use of high performance computers for
research in computational finance has grown steadily in the last
decade and the time is ripe to collect these researchers to exchange
their ideas, models and results through a conference meeting. This
workshop will be a first such effort in bringing together researchers in the
area of computational finance (i) who design and develop parallel and distributed
algorithms (ii) at a venue where Parallel, Distributed, Grid, and High Performance
Computing are the fundamental threads of discussions and arguments.

Scope and Interests:
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Topics of interest include but not limited to the following:

--> Parallel Algorithms for problems such as stock price predictions, asset
pricing, option pricing and risk management

--> Numerical Techniques for above problem and their implementations on
state-of-the-art parallel architectures

--> Molecular simulation in finance

--> Engineering approaches (e.g. Fast Fourier Transform, Wavelet Transform)
to finance problems

--> Finance computations using system on a chip architectures

--> Real time pricing

--> High Performance data mining in finance

Important Deadlines:
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Paper submission due: October 09, 2007
Notification of acceptance: December 11, 2007
Camera-ready paper due: January 28, 2008

Submission Information
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This will be available at the main conference web page: www.ipdps.org

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From: "Connie Young" <Young@siam.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 09:59:55 -0400

SIAM PP08 Deadline Extension
SUBMISSION DEADLINES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED
October 1, 2007: Minisymposium proposals
October 8, 2007: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers=20
Visit http://www.siam.org/meetings/pp08/participation.php to submit.

For more information about the conference, visit
http://www.siam.org/meetings/pp08/ or contact SIAM Conference Department
at meetings@siam.org.

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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: Abba Gumel,
CAIMS-SCMAI Secretary, Email: gumelab@cc.umanitoba.ca.
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