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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 06 Number 1
February 24, 2006

Editor: Rod Edwards (



Society News:

1. Membership renewal reminder

2. Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award Nominations

Summer Schools:

3. School on Nonsmooth Dynamical Systems with Applications in Biology
(INRIA Rocquencourt, close to Paris, France)

4. 2006 Summer School on Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases (York)

5. Summer School – Frontiers in Mathematical Economics (PIMS)

6. Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling and its Applications
(London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)


* 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

7. Experimental and Computational Cognitive Neuroscience (CNS’06 Satellite)

8. 4th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security

9. 4th Workshop on Structural Dynamical Systems: Computational Aspects

10. 13th Symposium on the Integration of Symbolic Computation and Mechanized
Reasoning 2006 (Calculemus’06)

11. CAF: Computer Algebra and Functional Equations

12. NEUROMATH 06 – Mathematical Neuroscience Conference

13. 8th Workshop of the ERCIM Working Group on Matrix Computations and

14. Workshop: Stability and Instability of Nonlinear Waves

15. International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN 06)

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

17. 8th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Symbolic
Computation (AISC 2006)

18. 13th International Conference on Neural Information Processing

19. CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Information



From: Rod Edwards <>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 18:42:50 -0800

Renew your CAIMS membership for 2006!

CAIMS members: if you haven’t already done so, please renew your membership
for 2006 now.



From: Matt Davison <>
Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2006 01:59:12 +0000 (GMT)

The CAIMS Cecil Graham doctoral dissertation award committee is extending the
nomination deadline for doctoral theses defended in 2005 at a Canadian
university until Feb 28 2006. If your intention to nominate a PhD graduate had
been derailed by pressure of work, this is your chance to do it! See or contact Matt Davison,, for more details on how to nominate a thesis. We encourage
the nomination of any and all top quality applied mathematics related doctoral
theses defended in 2005.

With best wishes,
The CAIMS Cecil Graham DDA Committee
Matt Davison, Thomas Hillen, Ray Spiteri



From: Hidde de Jong <>
Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2006 18:43:15 +0100

School on Nonsmooth Dynamical Systems with Applications in Biology

A school on nonsmooth dynamical systems analysis, control and simulation is
organized between May 29 and June 02, 2006, at INRIA Rocquencourt (close to
Paris, France). The school is sponsored by the CEA (French Nuclear Agency),
EDF (French Electricity company), and the INRIA. Speakers include M.
Monteiro Marques (CMAF Lisbon), H. Schumacher (Tilburg university, NL), R.
Leine (ETHZ, CH), S. Adly (Limoges, F), M. Jean (Marseille, F), V. Acary
(INRIA, F), H. de Jong (INRIA, F), J.L. Gouze (INRIA, F).

Various applications (mechanical systems, electrical systems, genetic
networks, bio-processes) will be considered. Informations and details can be
found at



From: Jianhong Wu <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 14:36:26 -0500

I am pleased to announce the 2006 Summer School on Mathematical
Modeling of Infectious Diseases to be held at York University, June
10-20, 2006.

This School is sponsored by The Fields Institute for Research in
Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics for Information Technology and
Complex Systsems, Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, and
York University.

The purpose of this summer school is to provide effective training for
collaborative research in infectious diseases based on mathematical
modeling and qualitative analysis. The school is designed for
epidemiology and public health graduate students, medical residents and
graduate students in interdisciplinary science programs, in addition to
those in the traditional mathematics and statistics graduate programs.

The details can be found at Please
kindly circulate this information.

Jianhong Wu, Professor and Senior Canada Research Chair in Applied Mathematics



From: Alan Kelm <>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 14:15:03 -0500 (EST)

Summer School – Frontiers in Mathematical Economics

July 10-31, 2006, UBC

(To all recipients: Please also help forward this message to your Economics
Department and Business School if possible)


Sponsored by PIMS-UBC and CMM (Centro de Modelamiento Matematico)

The summer school brings together graduate students, postdoctoral
fellows and young faculty members from business schools, economics,
mathematics and operations research with leading economists and
mathematicians. It exposes students in business administration and
economics to mathematical models and methods that they will find useful
in their research, and graduate students and young researchers in
mathematics and operations research to new mathematical problems arising
from economic theory.

The main focus of the summer school is a set of four courses, each
taught by world leaders in the corresponding discipline. All courses are
accompanied by introductory tutorials and a series of seminar presentations.

1. Topic: Dynamic Contract Theory and Corporate Finance
Lecturer: Jean-Charles Rochet (Professor of Mathematics and Economics,
U. Toulouse I)
2. Topic: Equilibrium: Theory and Computation
Lecturers: Kenneth L. Judd (Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution on War,
Revolution and Peace),
R. Tyrrell Rockafellar, (Professor of Mathematics, U. Washington),
Roger Wets (Professor of Mathematics, UC, Davis)
3. Topic: Information and Markets
Lecturer: William R. Zame (Professor of Mathematics and Economics, UC,
Los Angeles)
4. Topic: The mathematical Structure of Quality Pricing
Lecturer: Ivar Ekeland (Professor of Mathematics and Economics, UBC)



From: Emilia Vynnycky <>
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2006 18:30:43 -0000

2 week intensive course on:


at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

organized jointly between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
and the Health Protection Agency Centre for Infections, UK

Course dates: 17-28th July 2006


Mathematical modelling is increasingly being applied to interpret and predict
the dynamics and control of infectious diseases. Applications include
predicting the impact of vaccination strategies against infections and
determining optimal control strategies against influenza, HIV and
vector-borne diseases.

This two week intensive course is intended to introduce professionals working
on infectious diseases to this exciting and expanding area. The emphasis will
be on developing a conceptual understanding of the basic methods and on their
practical application, rather than the manipulation of mathematical

Who should attend:

The course is designed for individuals interested in expanding their
knowledge of the techniques for analysing and interpreting epidemiological
data on infectious diseases and for predicting the impact of control
programmes, including medical and health professionals, policy makers,
veterinary scientists, medical statisticians and infectious disease

Specialist mathematical training is not a prerequisite. However, individuals
with degrees in mathematical disciplines working on some aspect of infectious
disease dynamics and/or control, who wish to learn about the potential of
infectious disease modelling will also benefit.

For copies of the leaflet and application form, please contact:

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
50 Bedford Square

Further details about the course content are available at

or contact one of the course organizers:
Emilia Vynnycky or Richard White
e-mail: or or



From: Stephen Grossberg <>
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 12:45:13 -0500


A Satellite Symposium at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience
Hyatt Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, April 8, 2006

Co-sponsored by the NSF Center of Excellence for Learning in Education,
Science, and Technology (CELEST) and the International Neural Network Society

This symposium discusses recent experimental data about important topics in
cognitive neuroscience, and computational cognitive neuroscience models aimed
at explaining these and related data in a unified way while making new
predictions that can be tested by multiple means.

For the detailed program and registration information, see

Speech Perception and Production

Gregory Hickok: Sensory-Motor Integration in Speech: Evidence from
Neurophysiology and Neuropsychology
Joseph Perkell: Speech Motor Control: Movement Goals and Sensory Feedback
Frank Guenther: Neural Modeling and Imaging of the Cortical Interactions
Underlying Speech

Visual Attention and Learning

Takeo Watanabe: Perceptual Learning without Attention
Robert Desimone: Visual Attention and Neural Synchrony
Stephen Grossberg: Cortical Dynamics of Visual Learning, Attention, and

Cognitive Control, Sequence Learning, and Planning

Robert Sekuler: Imitating Unfamiliar Sequences
Earl Miller: The Prefrontal Cortex: Rules, Concepts, Cognitive Control
Daniel Bullock: Modeling Frontal Circuits that Control Unfamiliar and Learned



From: Jianying Zhou <>
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 09:33:53 +0800

4th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security

6-9 June, 2006 Singapore

Original papers on all technical aspects of cryptology and network security
are solicited for submission to ACNS’06.

Important Dates:
Submission deadline: 15 January 2006
Author notification: 12 March 2006
Final version deadline: 1 April 2006

General Chair:
Feng Bao (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)

Program Chairs:
Jianying Zhou (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)
Moti Yung (Columbia University, USA)

Publicity Chair:
Yongfei Han (ONETS, China)

Program Committee:
Carlisle Adams (Univ. of Ottawa, Canada)
Tuomas Aura (Microsoft Research, UK)
Roberto Avanzi (Ruhr Univ., Germany)
Giampaolo Bella (Univ. of Catania, Italy)
Kefei Chen (Shanghai Jiaotong Univ., China)
Ed Dawson (QUT, Australia)
Robert Deng (SMU, Singapore)
Xiaotie Deng (City Univ., Hong Kong)
Yvo Desmedt (UCL, UK)
Marc Girault (France Telecom, France)
Dieter Gollmann (TU Hamburg-Harburg, Germany)
Stefanos Gritzalis (Univ. of the Aegean, Greece)
Jens Groth (UCLA, USA)
Peter Gutmann (Univ. of Auckland, New Zealand)
Yongfei Han (ONETS, China)
Amir Herzberg (Bar-Ilan Univ., Israel)
John Ioannidis (Columbia Univ., USA)
Jonathan Katz (Univ. of Maryland, USA)
Angelos D. Keromytis (Columbia Univ., USA)
Taekyoung Kwon (Sejong University, Korea)
Wenke Lee (Georgia Institute of Tech., USA)
Ninghui Li (Purdue Univ., USA)
Javier Lopez (Univ. of Malaga, Spain)
Stefan Lucks (Univ. of Mannheim, Germany)
Subhamoy Maitra (ISI, India)
Patrick McDaniel (PSU, USA)
Chris Mitchell (RHUL, UK)
Refik Molva (Eurecom, France)
Sang-Jae Moon (KNU, Korea)
David Naccache (Ecole Normale Superieure, France)
Rolf Oppliger (eSECURITY Technologies, Switzerland)
Elisabeth Oswald (Graz Univ. of Technology, Austria)
Guenther Pernul (Univ. of Regensburg, Germany)
Raphael Phan (Swinburne Univ. of Tech., Malaysia)
Michael Roe (Microsoft Research, UK)
Rei Safavi-Naini (Univ. of Wollongong, Australia)
Kouichi Sakurai (Kyushu Univ., Japan)
Pierangela Samarati (Univ. of Milan, Italy)
Vitaly Shmatikov (UT Austin, USA)
Masakazu Soshi (JAIST, Japan)
Francois-Xavier Standaert (UCL, Belgium)
Ravi Sundaram (Northeastern Univ., USA)
Tsuyoshi Takagi (Future Univ., Japan)
Pim Tuyls (Philips Research, The Netherlands)
Wen-Guey Tzeng (NCTU, Taiwan)
Guilin Wang (I2R, Singapore)
Xiaofeng Wang (Indiana Univ., USA)
Brent Waters (Stanford Univ., USA)
Shyhtsun Felix Wu (UC Davis, USA)
Yuliang Zheng (UNCC, USA)



From: Luciano Lopez <>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 10:16:17 +0100

Fourth Workshop on:

June 13-16, 2006
Capitolo-Monopoli, Bari, Italy

The Workshop will take place at Hotel Villaggio Porto Giardino
(, Capitolo, Monopoli, Bari, Italy.

The aim of this workshop is to discuss recent developments in computational
methods for:

oscillatory dynamical systems;
non-smooth dynamical systems;
dynamical systems in neural network;
dynamical systems on manifolds;
smooth decomposition of matrices;
Krylov methods for matrix functions in ODEs.

Both numerical and theoretical aspects will be welcome.
The workshop will consist of invited lectures and contributed talks on the
previous topics.

The list of speakers is the following:

Christian Lubich (University of Tuebingen)
Elena Celledoni (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
Uwe Helmke (Univeristy of Wuerzburg)
Tassilo Kuepper (University of Cologne)
Arieh Iserles (Cambridge University)
Luca Dieci (Georgia Tech Institute, Atlanta)
Marlis Hochbruk (University of Duesseldorf)
Valeria Simoncini (University of Bologna)
Toshihisa Tanaka (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology).

Plenary talks will be arranged in order to provide two lectures on each
workshop topic.
A selection of plenary talks will be considered for pubblication on a
special issue of Applied Numerical Mathematics.

To stimulate the participation of Ph.D students there will be a poster
session. The session is restricted to students, who will be able to
showcase their work. Students who have already made some progress on their
thesis, can present a synopsis of their work, whereas students who are just
beginning their thesis, can present an overview of what they are proposing
to study. The main purpose of this format is to provide Ph.D. students with
feedback on their work, accomplished or planned, in a less formal setting
than that of a plenary presentation. Under request a limited number of PhD
students could have free accomodation at the Hotel.

On the web site:

you will find more information on this meeting.


Luciano Lopez (Department of Matematics, University of Bari)
Tiziano Politi (Department of Mathematics, Politecnico of Bari)
Nicoletta Del Buono (Department of Mathematics, University of Bari)
Cinzia Elia (Department of Mathematics, University of Bari)



From: Anna Bigatti <>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 12:11:06 +0100

Calculemus’06 Symposium
July 7-8, 2006, Genova, Italy
13th Symposium on the
Integration of Symbolic Computation and Mechanized Reasoning 2006

(Co-located with ISSAC 2006)


The scientific and technological goal of the Calculemus network is
to design a new generation of mathematical software systems and
computer-aided verification tools based on the integration of
Deduction and Computer Algebra Systems.

Both Deduction Systems (DSs) and Computer Algebra Systems (CASs) are
receiving growing attention from industry and academia. On the one
hand, CASs have been commercially very successful in recent
years. On the other hand, the use of formal methods in hardware and
software development has made DSs indispensable not least because of
the complexity and sheer size of the reasoning tasks involved. Such
systems are now making the transition from academic applications
into regular industrial practice.

In spite of these successes there is still need for improvement as
many application domains still fall outside the scope of existing
DSs and CASs. For instance, the scope of CASs could be significantly
enhanced by adding deductive reasoning power. In fact this lack of
expressivity together with the unsolved problem of correctness
prohibit large classes of applications. DSs, which – on the other
hand – provide such an expressivity, as well as the guarantee of
correctness, still lack computational power as they are not suited
to directly carry out algebraic or numerical calculations. This
severely restricts their scope of application in mathematics and –
more importantly – in engineering applications.

The main goal of the Calculemus symposiums serie is to stimulate
significant research advancements in combining the reasoning
capabilities of DSs and the computational power of CASs as well as
to foster possible cross-fertilizations.

The field of DSs has diversified into the areas of automated theorem
proving and interactive proof-development, which have their own
traditions, conferences and technical methods. The field of CAs has
specialised on devising highly efficient methods for symbolic
calculations. The mission of the Calculemus symposiums serie is to
bringing together such research communities so to create new
generation of expressive, automatic, and easy-to-use systems capable
of performing a wide range of mathematical tasks.

Goals & Topics
Calculemus 2006, the 13th symposium in the series, will be held July
7-8, 2006 at the Universit degli Studi di Genova, Italy, in conjunction
with the International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic
Computation (ISSAC) 2006.

The main theme of Calculemus 2006 will be the interactions between
automated deduction and computer algebra with particular emphasis on
the applications to verification, mathematical assistants, and web

Calculemus 2006 welcomes research papers on all aspects of
integrating symbolic computation and formal deduction including:

* Combining computer algebra and computer deduction systems
* Adding deductive capabilities to computer algebra systems
* Adding computational capabilities to computer deduction systems
* Combining methods of symbolic computation and formal deduction
* Design and implementation issues in integrated systems
* Design and implementation of computer algebra and deduction
services for the web
* Formal method problems requiring mixed computing and proving
* Applications of formal methods to the construction of integrated systems
* Design and implementation of mathematical assistants requiring
both computer algebra and deduction
* Case studies and applications

The intended audience of the symposium is mainly researchers and
practicioners in the fields of computer algebra and automated
deduction. More in general, anyone interested in the design of
mathematical software systems and computer-aided verification tools
based on the integration of the deduction and computation.

Call for papers
Papers addressing the topics listed above and more in general
involving techniques in both computer algebra and automated
deduction are solicited.
For details, see

Important Dates (tentative…)
* Submission of title and abstract: April 8, 2006
* Submission of papers: April 15, 2006
* Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2006
* Final version of papers: June 4, 2006
* Symposium: July 7-8, 2006

Program Committee
* Anna Bigatti (Universit degli Studi di Genova, Italy) [Co-chair]
* Christoph Benzmuller (Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany)
* Olga Caprotti (University of Helsinki, Finland)
* Jacques Carette (McMaster University, Canada)
* Hoon Hong (North Carolina State University, USA)
* William M. Farmer, McMaster University, Canada
* Steve Linton (University of St. Andrews, UK)
* Madan Musuvathi (Microsoft Research, USA)
* Silvio Ranise (INRIA-Lorraine, France, and Universit degli Studi di Milano,
Italy) [Co-chair]
* Christoph Ringeissen (INRIA-Lorraine, France)
* Renaud Rioboo (University of Paris 6, France)
* Pino Rosolini (Universit degli Studi di Genova, Italy)
* Roberto Sebastiani (Universit di Trento, Italy)
* Volker Sorge, University of Birmingham, UK
* Carlo Traverso (Universit degli Studi di Pisa, Italy)
* Stephen Watt, (University of Western Ontario, Canada)

Details will be avaiable soon.



From: Ilias Kotsireas <ikotsire@WLU.CA>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 08:58:18 -0500

CAF: Computer Algebra and Functional Equations

An international conference in memory of Manuel Bronstein

Thursday, July 13 2006

INRIA Sophia Antipolis, FRANCE


This international conference offers homage to the scientific career
of one of INRIA’s eminent researchers, Manual Bronstein, who passed
away tragically last June.

Manuel Bronstein led INRIA’s CAF project in the area of computer algebra.
The scientific work of Manuel Bronstein embraced a panorama of subjects
in this field, where he made a series of valuable contributions.
In addition, he served as an important animator and steward of the
discipline, as an editor and organizer, influencing the careers of
hundreds of researchers in France and internationally.

This conference will highlight aspects of computer algebra from the
perspective of M. Bronstein’s work. The conference will take place July 13,
directly following the nearby ISSAC conference held 9-12 July 2006 in Genoa.

The program will include a number of invited presentations
oriented toward the main lines of Manuel Bronstein’s scientific
contributions and leadership:

Differential equations
Functional and linear equations
Mathematical software
The computer algebra community

These areas are in an evolutionary phase: the conference aims
to speculate on their future directions.


Sergei Abramov (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)
Mark van Hoeij (Florida State University)
Erich Kaltofen (North Carolina State University)
Barry Trager (IBM Research)
Felix Ulmer (Universite Rennes I)
Stephen Watt (ORCCA, University of Western Ontario)


The conference will be held July 13, 2006 at INRIA Sophia Antipolis.
The schedule will run from 9:30 to 18:00, followed by a dinner.


Evelyne Hubert <>
Alban Quadrat <>
Stephen Watt <>
Jacques-Arthur Weil <>


The conference gratefully acknowledges generous support from:

CNRS (action math-info, M. Daumas)
Conseil General Alpes-Maritimes
Conseil Regional Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur.



From: Horacio Rotstein <>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2006 12:07:03 -0500 (EST)

NEUROMATH 06 – Mathematical Neuroscience Conference

We wish to invite you to participate in NeuroMath06
(, the
Mathematical Neuroscience conference (NeuroMath06) to be held September 1 –
4, 2006 in Andorra (a wonderful little country in the Pyrenees). This
conference is a satellite meeting of the International Congress of
Mathematicians (

The goal of the meeting is to analyze the current state of research in
Mathematical Neuroscience. We intend it to be a forum for discussing current
challenges and hot topics in the field including advances in mathematical
approaches to brain modeling and new mathematical problems suggested by
recent experiments. An additional goal of the meeting is to bring together
mathematicians already active in neuroscience research with those interested
in becoming familiar with this field.

The tentative list of speakers can be found in

The deadline for abstract submission for the poster session is May 15, 2006.
Abstracts should not exceed 500 words.

The conference is organized by the Centre de Recerca Matem tica
( and the University of Andorra ( and is
supported by the NEST program “Shaping new directions in Mathematics for
Science and Society” of the UE.

The CRM offers a limited number of grants for registration fee and/or
accommodation addressed to young researchers. The deadline for application
will be May 15, 2006. Resolutions will be sent not latter than May 31, 2006.

The members of the Scientific Committee,
David Terman (Chair),
Antoni Guillamon (Co-ordinator),
Albert Compte,
Horacio G. Rotstein.



From: C J Kenneth Tan — OptimaNumerics <>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 13:15:18 +0000 (UTC)


Satellite meeting of COMPSTAT 2006

Salerno, Italy, September 2-3, 2006

The workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners
in the fields of Statistical and Scientific Computing. It
will foster exchange of ideas and collaboration among people working
in the interface area of Statistics, Computing and Applications.
The workshop is concerned with the development and use of numerical
methods and computational tools, including high-performance computing
models and environments, for solving statistical problems arising in
diverse applications.

The workshop will be held in Salerno, a nice and ancient town in
southern Italy, located in the homonymous gulf, close to Amalfi,
Positano, Sorrento and Paestum.

Submission of abstracts: June 1, 2006
Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2006
Registration and hotel reservation: June 30, 2006
Payment of early workshop fees: June 30, 2006
Payment of regular workshop fees: August 31, 2006

Selected peer-reviewed papers will be considered for publication in
the third special issue of the journal Computational Statistics &
Data Analysis (CSDA) on Matrix Computations and Statistics.


Stanley Azen, University of South California, USA
Daniela di Serafino, Second University of Naples, Italy
Erricos John Kontoghiorghes, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Bernard Philippe, INRIA/IRISA, Rennes, France

Committee Members:
A. Amendola (IT), J. Barlow (USA), D. Belsley (USA), X.-W. Chang (CA),
C. Conversano (IT), R. Coppi (IT), P. D’Ambra (IT), L. Elden (SE),
P. Foschi (IT), C. Gatu (CH), M. Gilli (CH), G. Golub (USA),
J. Gower (UK), P. Groenen (NL), J. Hinde (IE), M. Huh (KR),
H.A.L. Kiers (NL), M. La Rocca (IT), J. Magnus (NL), J. Meulman (NL),
H.B. Nielsen (DM), S. Pollock (UK), T. Proietti (IT), M. Riani (IT),
G. Toraldo (IT), P. Yanev (FR), P. Winker (GR), A. Zeileis (AS),
Z. Zlatev (DM).


Daniela di Serafino (Chair), Second University of Naples, Italy
Alessandra Amendola, University of Salerno, Italy
Pasqua D’Ambra, ICAR-CNR, Naples, Italy
Michele La Rocca, University of Salerno, Italy



Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 08:43:07 -0800

Stability and instability of nonlinear waves

September 6-8, 2006;
University of Washington;
Seattle, Washington

Hosted by The Department of Applied Mathematics

Supported by:
– the National Science Foundation
– the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences

Organizing committee: Bernard Deconinck (UW)
J. Nathan Kutz (UW)
John Stockie (SFU)

Workshop webpage:

Related conference: SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent
Structures, see

Scientific objectives and scope:

Stability plays an essential role in many branches of science and
engineering, including several aspects of fluid mechanics, high-speed
transmission of information, and feasibility of MHD fusion devices. The
objective of the workshop is to give an overview of current
state-of-the-art methods for examining stability, as well as to present
some widely applicable new techniques. The format will consist of four
invited speakers giving a series of lectures at a level aimed at graduate
students but useful for researchers from a variety of disciplines, such as
mathematics, engineering, biology, etc.

Workshop description:

Although the topic of stability of solutions of partial differential
equations is important in almost any application area, the most powerful
techniques one uses to examine stability are hardly ever taught in
courses. This is mainly because many of these techniques have come about
fairly recently. We are organizing a workshop where these techniques are
taught in 4 mini-courses. The workshop is aimed at graduate students,
postdoctoral fellows and young researchers interested in stability
methods, working in different disciplines on a variety of applications.

Course 1. An introduction to stability analysis of nonlinear waves.
Lecturer: Mariana Haragus (Mathematics, U. de Franche-Comte) (4 lectures)

Course 2. The Evans function.
Lecturer: Todd Kapitula (Mathematics and Statistics, U. of New Mexico) (4

Course 3. Numerical methods. Lecturers: J. Nathan Kutz, Bernard Deconinck
(Applied Mathematics, U. of Washington), Jens Rademacher (Weierstrass
Institute, Berlin), Jeff Humpherys (Mathematics, Brigham Young) (4
lectures, 1 lecture each)

Course 4: Nonlinear stability.
Lecturer: Harvey Segur (Applied Mathematics, U. of Colorado, Boulder) (4

Participation and support:

Because of the generous support of the NSF through a VIGRE grant, and of
PIMS, we are able to offer support for graduate students and postdoctoral
fellows to attend this workshop. This support is NOT limited to US or
Canadian nationals or citizens. More details are available at the
conference webpage at

A preliminary schedule is available there as well.

Please address all inquiries to



From: “Lori Malatesta” <>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 16:22:40 +0200

Preliminary Call for Papers
International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN 06)

10-14 September 2006
Holiday Inn Hotel, Athens, Greece

**********Conference Framework**********

The 16th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, ICANN 2006,
will be held from September 10 to September 14, 2006, at the Holiday Inn
Hotel, Athens Greece. ICANN is an annual conference organized by the
European Neural Network Society in cooperation with the International Neural
Network Society, Japanese Neural Network Society, and the IEEE Computational
Intelligence Society, and is a premier European event in all topics related
to neural networks.
ICANN 2006 ( welcomes contributions on the theory,
algorithms, applications and implementations in the following broad areas:

. Computational neuroscience;
. Connectionist cognitive science;
. Data analysis and pattern recognition;
. Graphical networks models, Bayesian networks;
. Hardware implementations and embedded systems;
. Neural and hybrid architectures and learning algorithms;
. Neural control, reinforcement learning and robotics applications;
. Neuroinformatics;
. Neural dynamics and complex systems;
. Real world applications;
. Robotics, control, planning;
. Signal and time series processing;
. Self-organization;
. Vision and image processing;
. Web semantics;
. Intelligent Multimedia and the Semantic Web.

Ideas and nominations for interesting tutorials, special sessions, workshops
and experts willing to organize various session tracks are called for. Most
active experts will be included in the scientific committee of the
Proceedings of ICANN will be published in Springer’s “Lecture Notes in
Computer Science”. Paper length is restricted to a maximum of 10 pages,
including figures.

***********Deadlines and Conference dates************

06.01 Submission page opens
14.03 End of submission of papers (abstract+full paper) to regular
30.03 End of submission of papers to special sessions
30.04 Acceptance/rejection notification
15.06 Deadline for camera ready papers
01.07 Deadline for early registration
10.09 Tutorials – first day of the conference
11-13.09 Main part of the conference
14.09 Workshops

For further information and/or contacts, send inquiries to
Prof. Stefanos Kollias (
Prof Andreas Stafylopatis (
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
National Technical University of Athens
9, Heroon Polytechniou str., 157 80 Zografou, Athens, Greece.

General Chair
Stefanos Kollias,
National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece

Andreas Stafylopatis; NTUA, Greece

Program Chair
Wlodzislaw Duch, Torum, PL & Singapore; ENNS President-elect
Erkki Oja, Helsinki, FI; ENNS President

Honorary Chair
John G. Taylor, Kings College, London, UK; ENNS Past President

International Program Committee
. Peter Andras, U. Newcastle, UK
. Panos Antsaklis, U. N. Dame, USA
. Nikolaos Bourbakis, Wright State Univ., USA
. Peter Erdi, Univ. Budapest, HU & Kalamazoo
. Georg Dorffner, Univ. Wien, AT
. Christophe Garcia, France Telecom
. Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College London, UK
. Stan Gielen, Univ. Nijmegen, NL
. Nikola Kasabov, Kedri, AUT, NZ
. Janusz Kacprzyk, Warsaw, PL
. Okyay Kaynak, Bogazici Univ., TR
. Chris Koutsougeras, Tulane University, USA
. Thomas Martinetz, Luebeck, DE
. Evangelia Micheli-Tzanakou, Rutgers University, USA
. Lars Niklasson, Skovde SE
. Marios Polycarpou, Univ. of Cyprus
. Demetris Psaltis, Caltech, USA
. Olli Simula, Espoo, FI
. Alessandro Sperduti, U.Padova, IT
. Lefteris Tsoukalas, Purdue Uni, USA
. Michel Verleysen, Louvain-la-Neuve, BE
. Alessandro Villa, U. Grenoble, FR

Local Organizing Committee
. Yannis Avrithis, NTUA
. Christos Douligeris, Piraeus Univ
. George Dounias, Aegean Univ
. Kostas Karpouzis, ICCS-NTUA
. Aris Likas, Univ. of Ioannina
. Konstantinos Margaritis, Univ. of Macedonia
. Stavros Perantonis, NCSR, Athens
. Yannis Pitas, AUTH, Salonica
. Costas Pattichis, Univ. of Cyprus
. Apostolos Paul Refenes, Athens University Economics & Business
. Christos Schizas, Univ. of Cyprus
. Kostas Spyropoulos, NCSR, Athens
. Giorgos Stamou, ICCS-NTUA
. Sergios Theodoridis, UoA
. Spyros Tzafestas, NTUA
. Mihalis Zervakis, TUC, Crete



From: “Professor Dr. T.E. Simos” <>
Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2006 18:01:43 +0200


(ICNAAM 2006)


URL address:

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

Chairman and Organizer

Prof. T.E. Simos, Active Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts
and Corresponding Member of the European Academy of Sciences, Department of
Computer Science and Technology, Faculty of Sciences and Technology,
University of Peloponnese, Greece.


Dr. Ch. Tsitouras, Technological Educational Institute of Chalkis (Vice
President of the Institute), Greece.
Dr. G. Psihoyios, University of Buckingham, UK.

Scientific Committee:

Prof. G. vanden Berghe, Belgium, Prof. S.C.Brenner, USA,
Prof. J. R. Cash, UK, Prof. R. Cools, Belgium, Prof. A. Cuyt, Belgium,
Prof. B. Fischer, Germany, Prof. R. W. Freund, USA, Prof. I. Gladwell, USA,
Prof. B. Hendrickson, USA, Dr. G. Psihoyios, UK, Prof. T.E. Simos, Greece,
Prof. W. Sproessig, Germany, Dr. Ch. Tsitouras, Greece,
Prof. G. Alistair Watson, UK.

Invited Speakers so far:

Professor Dr. Peter R Graves-Morris, University of Bradford, UK
Professor Dr. Gene H. Golub, Fletcher Jones Professor of Computer Science (and,
by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering), Stanford University, USA
Professor Dr. Bernhard Beckermann, Universite des Sciences et Technologies de
Lille, France
Professor Dr. Gerard L.G. Sleijpen, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Professor Dr. Mourad E.H. Ismail, University of Central Florida, USA
Professor Dr. Ronald Hoppe, University of Augsburg, Germany and Department of
Mathematics, University of Houston, USA
Professor Dr. Guido Vanden Berghe, Universiteit Gent, Belgium


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

Call for Sessions, Workshops and Minisymposia:

We invite proposals for Sessions, Workshops or Minisymposia. For details see

Call for papers

You are invited to submit a paper and/or a proposal to organize a workshop.
For details see

Contact information:

Secretary ICNAAM, E-mail:, Postal Address: 26 Menelaou Street,
Amfithea Paleon Faliron, GR-175 64, Athens, Greece, Fax: +30210 94 20 091 or
+302710 237 397



From: Dongming Wang <Dongming.Wang@LIP6.FR>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 15:51:11 +0100

AISC 2006 – 8th International Conference on
Beijing, China, September 20-22, 2006


Artificial Intelligence and Symbolic Computation are two views and
approaches for automating problem solving. The two approaches are
based on heuristics and on mathematical algorithmics, respectively.
Artificial Intelligence can be applied to Symbolic Computation and
Symbolic Computation can be applied to Artificial Intelligence. A
wealth of challenges, ideas, theoretical insights and results, methods
and algorithms will arise in the interaction of the two fields and
research communities. Advanced tools of software technology and system
design are needed and a broad spectrum of applications is possible by
the combined problem solving power of the two fields. Therefore, the
conference is in the center of interest and interaction for various
research communities:

artificial intelligence, symbolic computation, computer algebra,
automated theorem proving, automated reasoning, formal mathematics,
mathematical knowledge management, algorithmic invention and
learning, logic, software technology, semantic web technology,
computer-based mathematics teaching and didactics, computer-
supported publishing, language and system design, implementation
and performance issues, and additional topics relating to the
interaction of the above.

We encourage researchers working at points of contact in these fields
to share their views, work, and results by submitting papers and taking
part in the conference.

* Invited Speakers

Edmund M. Clarke (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Arjeh M. Cohen (Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
Heisuke Hironaka (Professor Emeritus of Kyoto University, Japan and
Harvard University, USA)
Wen-tsun Wu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

* Submission

Theoretical and applied research papers on all topics within the scope
of the conference are invited. For details, see

The proceedings of the conference will be published as a volume
in the series Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI)
by Springer-Verlag. Accepted papers will have to be prepared in
LaTeX and formatted according to the requirements of the Springer’s
LNAI series (the corresponding style files can be downloaded from and are the same for

* Important Dates

April 7, 2006: Deadline for paper submission
June 2, 2006: Notification of acceptance
July 2, 2006: Camera-ready version due

* Organizing and Program Committees

Honorary Chair: Wei Li (President of Beihang University, China)

General Chair: Dongming Wang (Beihang University, China and
UPMC-CNRS, France)

Program Committee:

Tetsuo Ida (University of Tsukuba, Japan), Chair

Luigia Carlucci Aiello (Universita di Roma “La Sapienza”, Italy)
Michael Beeson (San Jose State University, USA)
Bruno Buchberger (RISC, Austria)
Jacques Calmet (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
John Campbell (University College London, UK)
William M. Farmer (McMaster University, Canada)
Martin Charles Golumbic (University of Haifa, Israel)
Therese Hardin (Universite Pierre et Marie Curie – LIP6, France)
Hoon Hong (North Carolina State University, USA)
Joxan Jaffar (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Deepak Kapur (University of New Mexico, USA)
Michael Kohlhase (International University Bremen, Germany)
Steve Linton (University of St Andrews, UK)
Salvador Lucas (Technical University of Valencia, Spain)
Aart Middeldorp (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
Eric Monfroy (UTFSM, Chile and LINA, France)
Jochen Pfalzgraf (University of Salzburg, Austria)
Zbigniew W. Ras (University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA)
Eugenio Roanes-Lozano (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
Masahiko Sato (Kyoto University, Japan)
Carsten Schuermann (Yale University, USA)
Joerg Siekmann (Universitaet des Saarlandes, DFKI, Germany)
Carolyn Talcott (SRI International, USA)
Dongming Wang (Beihang University, China and UPMC-CNRS, France)
Stephen M. Watt (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
Jian Zhang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Proceedings Editors: Jacques Calmet, Tetsuo Ida and Dongming Wang

Local Arrangements:

Shilong Ma (Beihang University, China), Chair
Xiaoyu Chen (Beihang University, China)
Li Ma (Beihang University, China)



From: ICONIP2006 <>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2006 13:58:19 +0800

13th International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP2006)
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
October 3-6, 2006

The Thirteenth International Conference on Neural Information Processing
(ICONIP2006) sponsored by the Asia Pacific Neural Network Assembly (APNNA)
and organized by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, will be held in Hong
Kong on October 3-6, 2006. You are invited to visit this vibrant and dynamic
metropolitan to share the progress and research in neural computation,
statistical processing, machine learning, and other related topics.
ICONIP2006 will include plenary speakers, invited talks, tutorials, special
sessions, as well as highly selected oral and poster presentations of
refereed papers. In addition, conference social events along with other
local attractions will promote interactions among conference delegates.

Important Dates
Tutorial & Special session proposal: April 1, 2006
Paper submission deadline: April 1, 2006
Notification of acceptance: June 1, 2006
Final paper submission: July 1, 2006



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