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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 03 Number 1
January 17, 2003

Editor: Sue Ann Campbell (


Society News:

1. Membership renewal reminder

2. 2002 CAIMS*SCMAI Doctoral Dissertation Award – Call for Nominations

3. 2003 CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize – Call for Nominations

4.* CAIMS*SCMAI 2003 in Montreal – Joint with the SIAM Annual Meeting
— Deadline for submission of abstracts: January 23, 2003 —

5. CAIMS*SCMAI 2004 in Halifax – Joint with the CMS Summer Meeting

6. Update on ICIAM 2003 – Deadline for submission of abstracts and
minisymposium proposals: January 31, 2003

News from the Institutes:

7. Second Annual Summer School of the Atlantic Association for Research
in the Mathematical Sciences


8.* Seventh Colloquium on the Qualitative Theory of Differential Equations

9.* Twelfth Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting CNS*2003

10.* Workshop: “Modelling and Computers in Cancer Therapy”

11.* Conference on Problem Solving Environments and the Information Society:
Advanced Environments and Tools for High Performance Computing.

12. CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Information

* Links to the web pages for these and other conferences can be found
by clicking on “Upcoming Meetings and Workshops” at the CAIMS*SCMAI home



From: Sue Ann Campbell <>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 15:35:40 +0000

Just a gentle reminder to renew your CAIMS*SCMAI membership if you
haven’t done so already.

A few things to note:

* It is now possible to pay your membership fee using Mastercard or Visa.

* Membership forms are available on the web at
Just down-load it, fill it in and mail it to:

Dr. M. Foreman
Treasurer, CAIMS*SCMAI
Institute of Ocean Science
P.O. Box 6000
Sidney BC V8L 4B2

* Wondering what to do with the rest of your Professional Development
Allowance? Why not take out a lifetime membership in CAIMS*SCMAI?
Its only $600.

* Retired members: Lifetime membership is only $240!



Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 17:29:29 +0000

2002 CAIMS Doctoral Dissertation Award

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society,
I would like to bring to your attention the “Doctoral Dissertation
Award” competition for the year 2002.

The Award is meant to recognize an outstanding PhD thesis in Applied
Mathematics that is defended at a Canadian university during the
calendar year 2002. The award consists of a trophy, monetary prize, and
a free society membership. The winner will also be invited to present a
plenary talk at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Society to be held in
Montreal (see This year’s
meeting is also the first joint meeting between CAIMS and the Society
for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

Details of the award competition, judging, and nomination requirements
are available on the CAIMS web page at

The deadline for completed applications is January 31, 2003.

Please pass on this information to your eligible graduate students, as
well as any of your colleagues who you think might have students who
would be excellent candidates for the award.

Yours sincerely,

John Stockie
Coordinator, CAIMS Doctoral Dissertation Award (2002)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 4400
Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3
phone: (506) 458-7324



Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 18:30:30 +0000

2003 CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize – Call for Nominations

The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society solicits
nominations for the CAIMS Research Prize. The recipient of the award will
be selected based on her/his innovative research contributions in an emerging
area of applied or industrial mathematics. Eligible nominees should hold a
permanent position within Canada or be a CAIMS member of at least four
years standing. Nominations should reach:

Anthony Peirce
Department of Mathematics
#121-1984 Mathematics Road
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2

no later than January 31, 2003 and should include four copies of each of: a
title for the nomination designating research contributions in a specific area;
a summary of the contributions in the form of a five-line press release; a
detailed description (no longer than two pages) of the research contributions
of the nominee in the specified area; a CV including the list of publications;
and four reprints. A prize of $1,000 and a commemorative plaque will be
presented to the recipient at the CAIMS Annual Meeting.

The recipient will be invited to give a plenary lecture at the CAIMS Annual
Meeting in the year of the award. CAIMS will provide a travel allowance of


June 16-20, 2003
Fairmont, Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal
joint with the SIAM 2003 Annual Meeting

* Canadian Chair: Jacques Belair, Universite de Montreal
* U.S. Chair: Ilse Ipsen, North Carolina State University

Anne Bourlioux, Universite de Montreal
Russel Caflisch, University of California, Los Angeles
Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Cornell University
Carolyn Cho, Physiome Sciences
Claude Crepeau, McGill University
Martin Golubitsky, University of Houston
Norden E. Huang, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
William Newman, University of California, Los Angeles
George Papanicolaou, Stanford University
Robert Russell, Simon Fraser University
Sam Shen, University of Alberta

* Fluid Dynamics
* Environment
* Mathematical Biology
* Nanosciences
* Quantum Computing
* Numerical Methods


Invited Plenary Speakers
* Michel Delfour
Universite de Montreal, Canada
* Raymond Laflamme
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada
* Eli Yablonovitch
University of California, Los Angeles

Invited Topical Speakers
* Walter Craig
McMaster University, Canada
* Ary L. Goldberger
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
* James F. Kaiser
Duke University
* Suzanne Lenhart
University of Tennessee
* Mark Lewis
University of Alberta, Canada
* William A. Massey
Princeton University
* James C. McWilliams
University of California, Los Angeles
* Nico M. Temme
CWI, Netherlands

Von Neumann Lecturer
Heinz-Otto Kreiss
University of California, Los Angeles

* Minisymposium proposals: January 3, 2003
* Minisymposium abstracts and contributed abstracts: January 23, 2003
* Contributed papers in lecture or poster format: January 23, 2003



From: Paul Muir <>
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 13:56:34 -0400 (AST)

June 2004 will be an excellent time to be an applied mathematician
and an excellent time for an applied mathematician to be in Halifax,
Nova Scotia!

Planning began over six months ago for a joint annual meeting
involving the CAIMS/SCMAI, the Canadian Mathematical Society,
and the Canadian Symposium for Fluid Dynamics to be held
June 13,14,15, 2004, hosted by Dalhousie University.

The themes for the meeting will include:
Non-linear dynamics in Biology and Medicine
Mathematics and the Web
Fluid Dynamics
Numerical algorithms for differential equations and dynamical systems
Applications of Invariant Theory to Differential Geometry
Topos Theory

In addition, MITACS (Mathematics of Information Technology
and Complex Systems) ( will be holding its
annual meeting at Dalhousie on the preceding three days,
June 10,11,12, 2004.

Further information will be available in the near future
from the CAIMS/SCMAI website, (,

Co-organizers: Richard Wood, Pat Keast (Dalhousie University),
Paul Muir (Saint Mary’s University)



From: Sue Ann Campbell <>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 16:06:40 +0000

Update on ICIAM 2003
July 7-11, 2003, Sydney Australia

** Registration is available at ***

It is not too late to organize a minisymposium! Late proposals are accepted
until January 31. Guidelines on how to prepare and submit a minisymposium
proposal can be found by going to and clicking on “Minisymposia”.

Submission deadlines

* 31 January 2003
– late submission date for minisymposium proposals;
– deadline for minisymposium abstract submissions;
– late submission date for abstracts for contributed talks;
– final deadline for abstract submissions to poster sessions.

Registration categories (Regular/Student rate)
(At time of writing, AUD 1 = CAD 0.90)

* 7 March 2003
deadline for regular registration fee (AUD 715/AUD 297)
(Beware: speakers not yet registered will have their talks rejected.)

* 20 June 2003
deadline for late registration fee (AUD 825/AUD 352)
(on-site registrations will still be accepted for all delegates.)



From: “Edgar G. Goodaire” <>
Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2003 12:47:33 -0330

The second annual Summer School of the Atlantic
Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences
will take place at Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland,
from July 21 through August 15, 2003. The school is open to
graduate students and advanced undergraduate students from
around the world. While most students are expected to cover
their own transportation costs, all expenses in St. John’s will
be covered by the school (accommodation, meals, textbooks).
There are no registration fees. This year, we are planning courses
in cryptography, financial mathematics, mathematical biology and
partial differential equations. An advanced workshop in financial
mathematics will take place immediately after the School.

For more information, or to express interest in enrolling,
contact or visit



From: Geza Makay <>
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2002 09:50:24 +0100

Dear Colleagues,

The Bolyai Institute of the University of Szeged is organizing the
Seventh Colloquium on the Qualitative Theory of Differential Equations
(Szeged, Hungary, July 14-18, 203).

If you are interested in participating in our Colloquium, then please
register on the WWW page

On behalf of the Organizing Committee:

Sincerely yours,

Tibor Krisztin
Chairman of the Organizing Committee

Scientific Committee:
K. Balla, M. Farkas, B. Garay, I. Gyori, L. Hatvani, T. Krisztin,
R. Kersner, M. Ronto, L. Simon

Organizing Committee:
M. Bartha, L. Hatvani, J. Hegedus, J. Karsai, T. Krisztin, G. Makay,
J. Terjeki

Mailing address:
Bolyai Institute, University of Szeged
Aradi vertanuk tere 1., H-6720, Szeged, Hungary
Fax: +36 62 544-548



From: Erik De Schutter <>
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 16:59:05 +0100

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 16, 2003 midnight

Twelfth Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting CNS*2003
July 5 – July 9, 2003
Alicante, Spain
Info at

CNS*2003 will be held in Alicante from Saturday, July 5, 2003 to
Wednesday, July 9. The main meeting will be July 5 – 7 at the Hotel
Melia (poster sessions) and at the CAM Cultural Center (oral presentations).
The main meeting consists of 6 oral sessions (one each morning and afternoon)
and 3 early evening poster sessions. Workshops will be held at the University
Miguel Hernandez (Medical School Campus) July 8 – 9. New is that some
workshops will be mini-symposia or tutorials, a list of currently
planned workshops can be found at the website. The conference dinner
will take place in the Santa Barbara castle overlooking the city and the sea
on Sunday, July 6. For tourist information see, more specific practical information will be
made available through the conference website.

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

The paper submission procedure is again completely electronic this year.

Papers for the meeting can be submitted ONLY through the web site at Electronic paper submission will
be opened mid January. Papers can be submitted either as a 1000
word summary or as a full paper (max 6 typeset pages). Full papers
stand a better chance of being accepted for oral presentation. You
will need to submit the paper in pdf format (if necessary Elsevier can
help in converting your paper to pdf) and the 100 word abstract as
text. You will also need to select two categories which describe
your paper and which will guide the selection of reviewers. In
addition we encourage you to also submit your paper to the Elsevier
preprint server (
All submissions will be acknowledged by email.

All submitted papers will be first reviewed by the program committee.
Papers will be judged and accepted for the meeting based on the
clarity with which the work is described and the biological relevance
of the research. For this reason authors should be careful to make
the connection to biology clear. We reject only a small fraction of
the papers (~ 5%) and this usually based on absence of biological
relevance (e.g. pure machine learning). We will notify authors of
meeting acceptance before end of March.

The second stage of review involves evaluation of submissions which
requested an oral presentation by two independent referees. In
addition to perceived quality as an oral presentation, the novelty of
the research and the diversity and coherence of the overall program
will be considered. To ensure diversity, those who have given talks
in the recent past will not be selected and multiple oral
presentations from the same lab will be discouraged. All accepted
papers not selected for oral talks as well as papers explicitly
submitted as poster presentations will be included in one of three
evening poster sessions. Authors will be notified of the
presentation format of their papers by begin of May.

The proceedings volume is published each year as a special supplement
to the journal Neurocomputing. In addition the proceedings are
published in a hardbound edition by Elsevier Press.

Only 200 papers will be published in the proceedings volume. If more
than 200 papers are submitted (which is likely) the following rules
will apply: each presenting author (who has to register for the
meeting) can publish at most one paper in the proceedings book. In
case of multi-author papers the same rule applies: one of the authors
is considered presenting author and this person has to register at
the meeting and cannot publish another paper. If more than 200
presenting authors wish to publish their papers in the proceedings
volume the ranking based on the review process will be used to select
the top 200 papers. Paper submissions to the conference proceedings
are a process separate from the current call for papers: a new
submission will need to be done in the early fall of 2003 for which
authors will receive detailed instructions.

For reference, papers presented at CNS*99 can be found in volumes
32-33 of Neurocomputing (2000), those of CNS*00 in volumes 38-40
(2001) and those of CNS*01 in volumes 44-46 (2002).

Yang Dan (University of California Berkeley, USA)
Peter Dayan (Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, London, UK)
Henry Markram (Brain Mind Institute Lausanne, Switzerland)

Program chair: Erik De Schutter (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
Local organizer: Albert Compte (University Miguel Hernandez, Spain)
Workshop organizer: Maneesh Sahani (University of California, San
Francisco, USA)
Government Liaison: Dennis Glanzman (NIMH/NIH, USA) and Yuan Liu
Program Committee:
Upinder Bhalla (National Centre for Biological Sciences, India)
Victoria Booth (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA)
Alain Destexhe (CNRS Gif-sur-Yvette, France)
John Hertz (Nordita, Denmark)
Hidetoshi Ikeno (Himeji Institute of Technology, Japan)
Barry Richmond (NIMH, USA)
Eytan Ruppin (Tel Aviv University)
Frances Skinner (University Toronto, Canada)
Todd Troyer (University of Maryland, USA)



Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 13:13:18 -0500
From: Sue Ann Campbell <>

Announcement of Workshop
“Modelling and Computers in Cancer Therapy”
Politecnico di Torino, Italia, 3-4 March 2003

Nicola Bellomo, Dipartimento di Matematica, Politecnico, Torino, Italy
Federico Bussolino, Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment, Candiolo,

Invited Lectures
R.K. Jain, Boston, USA: A journey through the world of solid tumors
A. Deutsch, Dresden, Germany: Cellular automaton modelling of tumor growth:
possibilities and perspectives
G. Forni, Torino, Italy: Vaccines to prevent a tumor: a new prospect
R. Giavazzi, Milano, Italy: Combining antiangiogenics with chemotherapy in
cancer treatments
H.Levine, Ames, U.S.A.: A biochemically based model for angiogenesis
P. Maini, Oxford, U.K.: Modelling vasculature
A. Mantovani, Milano, Italy: Polarization of macrophage function in tumor
growth and progression
L. Preziosi, Torino, Italy: Modelling tumor growth and angiogenesis
K.R. Rajagopal, College Station, U.S.A.: Mathematical modeling of growth and
B.D. Sleeman, Leeds, U.K.: Angiogenesis at the cell level

For further information:



From: ICCS Conference Secretary <>
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 17:17:44 +0100 (CET)

With this email we call for participation in the conference on Problem
Solving Environments and the Information Society: Advanced Environments
and Tools for High Performance Computing.

(Maximum 100 participants)

14 – 19 June 2003
Applications by 24 March 2003

Albufeira (Algarve), Portugal

See website:

Supported by the European Commission, Research DG, Human Potential
Programme, High-Level Scientific Conferences (Contract No:


There is a clear trend in modelling and simulation technology away from
rigid simulation codes treating a fixed aspect towards sophisticated
problem-solving environments (PSEs). These environments are widely
considered an essential, emerging technology with high impact across all
fields of science and engineering. PSEs will be especially important to
successfully address all kinds of multidisciplinary phenomena such as
fluid-structure coupling and rapidly developing fields such as
bio-informatics and other application fields where vast amounts of data
need to be managed and processed to discover patterns and knowledge
contained within it. By integrating the latest research results into
easy-to-use environments and utilizing grid computing infrastructure,
PSEs will also help to make them easier to exploit for larger user
communities. The conference program addresses the state-of-the-art in
infrastructure, standards, and core technologies (i.e. data mining,
intelligence, virtual interfaces, grid computing) for PSEs and reviews
PSE developments in health, bio-informatics, engineering, marketing and
finance, environment, and education and training.

Dates 14 – 19 June 2003
Applications by 24 March 2003

Location Albufeira (Algarve), Portugal

Chair: Elias Houstis – EL, University of Thessaly and Purdue, Volos, EL
Vice-chair: Peter Sloot – NL, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL

Organising Committee: Jose Cunha (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, P) –
Christoph Domain (EDF, P) – Efstratios Gallopoulos (University of
Patras, EL) – Wolfgang Gentzsch (SUN Microsystems, US) – Rolf Hempel
(NEC Europe Ltd., D) – Domenico Laforenza (CNUCE, I) – Thierry Priol
(IRISA/INRIA, F) – Karl Solchenbach (Pallas GmbH, D) – Domenico Talia
(ISI/CNR, I) – David Walker (University of Cardiff, UK).

Maximum 100 participants.
Fees Eur to be announced.
Grants available for young scientists from European Community countries
and Associated States.
To apply, fill in an application form – 2003 application forms will soon
be available!
(Remember to select your conference in the scroll down menu of the

Dr. Josip Hendekovic or Rachid Adghoughi for more information.
+ 33 388 76 71 35
+ 33 388 36 69 87



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