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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 02 Number 5
August 25, 2002

Editor: Sue Ann Campbell (


1. Position Announcements in the CAIMS*SCMAI Publications

2. Call for Nominations for the 2003 CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize

3.* CAIMS*SCMAI 2003 Annual Meeting

4.* Update on ICIAM 2003

5. Handbook for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology

6.* Special Session on Numerical Analysis/Scientific Computing/Computational
Applied Mathematics at the APICS 2002 Annual Meeting
October 18-20, 2002, Mt. Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick

7.* II Brazilian Symposium on Mathematical and Computational Biology
September 23-24, 2002, Rio de Janeiro.

8.* Latin American Congress of Biomathematics
Nov. 25-29, 2002, Guanajuato, Mexico

9.* Workshop on Mathematical and Numerical Methods for Modelling in the Life
Sciences, November 28-29, 2002, University of Gent, Belgium.

10.* Second International Conference on Computational Methods in Multiphase
Flow, November 3-5 2003, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

11.* Seventh International Conference on Computational Modelling of Free and
Moving Boundaries, November 4-6 2003, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

12. Call for Papers: Neurocomputing

13. Call for Applications: Pirelli Internetional Award 2002

14. 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: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 15:22:33 -0400 (EDT)

Position Announcements in the CAIMS*SCMAI Publications

Please encourage your department to advertise position announcements in the
CAIMS*SCMAI Publications. Our membership is diverse and our publications
reach a different audience than those of other mathematical societies.

Advertising rates are as follows:

Enews – $50 (one free ad/year for Institutional Members)
Newsletter – $300 for one page ad, $500 for ad on backcover
(both include posting on the CAIMS*SCMAI web site)

Advertisements for the Fall Newsletter should be sent in electronic format
to by September 20, 2002.



Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 10:29:42 -0700

Call for nominations for the CAIMS Research Prize

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



From: Sue Ann Campbell <>
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 15:22:33 -0400 (EDT)

First Joint Meeting of CAIMS*SCMAI and SIAM

24th Annual Meeting of CAIMS*SCMAI
2003 SIAM Annual Meeting

June 16-20, 2003
Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Quebec


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


Minisymposium proposals: January 3, 2003

Minisymposium abstracts and contributed abstracts: January 23, 2003

Contributed papers in lecture or poster format: January 23, 2003

Audio-Visual Requirements: April 21, 2003


You are invited to contribute a presentation for this conference in one of the
following formats.


A minisymposium consists of four 25-minute presentations, with an additional
five minutes for discussion after each presentation. Prospective minisymposium
organizers are asked to submit a proposal consisting of a title, a description
(not to exceed 100 words), and a list of speakers and titles of their
presentations using the Conference Management System available at:

It is recommended that the minisymposium organizer make the first presentation.
Each minisymposium speaker should submit a 75-word abstract. The Organizing
Committee will referee contributed minisymposia. The number of minisymposia may
be limited to retain an acceptable level of parallelism in the conference

For further minisymposium organizer and participant information, please visit:

Deadline for submission of minisymposium proposals is January 3, 2003.


Contributed presentations in lecture or poster format are invited in all areas
consistent with the conference themes. A lecture format involves a 15-minute
oral presentation with an additional 5 minutes for discussion. A poster format
involves the use of visual aids such as 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheets for mounting on a
4′ x 6′ poster board. A poster session is two hours long. Each contributor,
either for a lecture or a poster, must submit a title and a brief abstract not
to exceed 75 words.

Please submit contributed presentations in lecture or poster format using the
Conference Management System available at:

Deadline for submission of contributed abstracts is January 23, 2003.


Please use SIAM’s Conference Management System to submit minisymposium
proposals, minisymposium abstracts and contributed abstracts in lecture or
poster format.

Authors will be notified by e-mail in March 2003.

Other information will be posted as it becomes available at



From: Bob Russell <>
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 11:12:08 -0700 (PDT)

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

** Online Registration is now available at ***

Invited Speakers

* Brian (B.D.O.) Anderson, Australia
* Marsha Berger, USA * Nancy Kopell, USA
* Yann Brenier, France * Tom (F.T.) Leighton, USA
* Franco Brezzi, Italy * Peter A. Markowich, Austria
* Jennifer Tour Chayes, USA * Alexander Mielke, Germany
* Mark Davis, UK * Harald Niederreiter, Singapore
* James Demmel, USA * Neil (N.J.A.) Sloane, USA
* Peter Deuflhard, Germany * George (G.C.) Papanicolaou, USA
* David Donoho, USA * Neil (N.J.A.) Sloane, USA
* Yoshikazu Giga, Japan * Philippe (Ph. L.) Toint, Belgium
* Alice Guionnet, France * Ernie (E.O.) Tuck, Australia
* Tom (T.Y.) Hou, USA * Henk (H.A.) van der Vorst, Netherlands
* Jonathan Keating, UK * Ying Lung-an, China
* Rupert Klein, Germany * Vladimir (V.E.) Zakharov, Russia/USA

Minisymposia are at the heart of ICIAM congresses. For many ICIAM participants
it is the minisymposia, in their variety and quality, that are their most
attractive feature of a Congress. Mathematical scientists worldwide are
invited to arrange minisymposium proposals for ICIAM 2003, to be held in
Sydney from July 7-11, 2003. Guidelines on how to prepare and submit
minisymposium proposals can be found by going to and clicking
on “Minisymposia”.

Submission deadlines

* 31 August 2002
– early deadline for minisymposia proposals;

* 31 Oct 2002
– normal deadline for minisymposia proposals;
– deadline for contributed talks;
(proposals received after this date will be by poster session)

* 28 Nov 2002
– notification of acceptance of abstracts.

* 31 January 2003
– deadline for minisymposium abstract submissions;
– final deadline for abstract submissions to poster sessions.

Registration categories (Regular/Student rate)
(At time of writing, AUD 1 = CAD 0.85)

* 29 Nov 2002
deadline for Early Bird registration (AUD 583/AUD 242)

* 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: Serpil Kocabiyik <>
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2002 13:22:34 -0230 (NDT)

Becoming Leaders: A Handbook for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology

“Becoming Leaders” is a new book published by the NSERC/Petro-Canada Chair
for Women in Science and Engineering and Women in Science and Engineering
(WISE) of Newfoundland and Labrador.

This book provides the tools to take ownership and to move forward in
your studies, career and personal life, as well as in your role as mentor,
supervisor or executive (VP of a large corporation).

“Becoming Leaders” contains the following sections and more:

Career Skills And Strategies – Getting A Rewarding Job – Time Management –
Family Support – Work-Life Balance – Strategies For Students In STEM –
Tenure Strategies For New University Faculty – Personal Networks And Mentors –
Organizations For Women In STEM

Proactive Diversity For Academic Deans And Department Heads –
Employment Equity Legislation And Guidelines – Sexual Harassment –
Proactive Diversity Practices For Managers – Promoting Women’s Participation –
Leadership, Excitement, And New Traditions

Copies of the book and more information are available from:

CWSE, Engineering
Memorial University
St. John’s NF A1B 3X5

Fax: 709-737-7658



From: Raymond Spiteri <>
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 21:54:56 -0300 (ADT)

Special Session on
Numerical Analysis/Scientific Computing/Computational Applied Mathematics
at the APICS 2002 Annual Meeting

APICS is the Atlantic Provinces Council on the Sciences, and it holds
annual meetings in various scientific disciplines. We are associated with
the meeting on mathematics and computer science. Each year for the past 2
years we have been organizing a special session where we invite a speaker
or two from outside the Atlantic Region to participate in our session with
invited talks. We strive to get representation from all the Atlantic
Universities for our session. Talks are normally 30mins, including 5mins
for questions. We encourage talks to be accessible to graduate and senior
undergraduate students.

The invited speakers this are Uri Ascher (UBC) and Graeme Fairweather
(Colorado School of Mines) (confirmed) and Gerda de Vries (U of A)

There is some support for graduate students, and we invite applications.
More information is available on-line.

You can find a tentative link to our session at

A permanent link will be hung off the APICS Annual Meeting web site

in the very near future.



The II Brazilian Symposium on Mathematical and Computational Biology –
II BIOMAT, will be held at Rio de Janeiro, September 23 – 24, 2002.

The topics to be addressed are mathematical epidemiology, biomolecular
structure, tumor growth, fuzzy logic in biological systems, geometric
modeling, mathematical morphogenesis, protein structure-function analysis

Papers are welcome until September 18. The proceedings of the II BIOMAT will
be published, as it was with the I BIOMAT.

Additional information is available at



Congreso Latinoamericano de Biomatematica
Latin American Congress of Biomathematics

Centro de Investigacisn en Matematicas A.C., Ciudad de Guanajuato,
Guanajuato, Mexico, 25 – 29 November 2002

Sponsors: Instituto Mexicano del Petrsleo, Centro de Investigacisn en
Matematicas A.C., Universidad Autsnoma Metropolitana, CINVESTAV-IPN, FENOMEC

Areas: population ecology, resource management, neurophysiology,
epidemiology, biological systems, DNA and macromolecules, philosophy of
biology, evolution.

Scientific committee: Pedro Miramontes, Faustino Sanchez, Lourdes Esteva,
Gerardo Hernandez, Philip Gerrish, Miguel Lara Aparicio, Ignacio Barradas y
Jorge X. Velasco-Hernandez.

Official languages for this meeting are English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Call for papers for oral presentation (20 min) or poster presentation, open
until September 1st.

Limited financial support(housing and meals only) for researchers/graduate
students residents/studying in Latinamerican countries.

Hotel and transportation info can be found at:

Send your application to the address with the following
items included:

In Subject field write: Request for participation

In the Body of the message

1. Type of presentation requested (oral or poster)
2. Full name of presenter
3. Institution
4. Academic degree or student status
5. Names of coauthors if any and their institutions
6. Title of work
7. Abstract (max 50 words)

Note: Depending on the number of successful applications for oral
presentation there is the possibility of transferring oral presentations to
poster presentations. Both will be given the same attention and are
considered with the same level of importance. Early application is thus

Please do not include any further information. Comments are welcome to the



On November 28 – 29, 2002 a workshop

“Mathematical and Numerical methods for modelling in the life sciences”

is organized by the Flemish Research Community “Advanced numerical methods
for mathematical modelling” at the University of Gent, Belgium. Organizers
are E. Dick (Fluid Mechanics Laboratory, University of Gent), W. Govaerts
(Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Gent) and D. Roose
(Computer Science Department, University of Leuven, Belgium).

More complete information and details on participation and registration can
be found at



Second International Conference on
Computational Methods in Multiphase Flow
3 – 5 November 2003, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Paper Deadline: 6 May 2003
Contact: Conference Secretariat , MULTIPHASE FLOW 03,
Wessex Institute of Technology, Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst
Southampton, SO40 7AA, UK.
Telephone: 44 (0) 238 029 3223 Fax: 44 (0) 238 029 2853



Seventh International Conference on
Computational Modelling of Free and Moving Boundaries
4 – 6 November 2003, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Paper Deadline: 9 May 2003
Contact: Conference Secretariat , MOVING BOUNDARIES 03,
Wessex Institute of Technology, Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst
Southampton, SO40 7AA, UK.
Telephone: 44 (0) 238 029 3223 Fax: 44 (0) 238 029 2853





An international journal published by Elsevier Science B.V.,
vol. 49-55, 24 issues, in 2003
ISNN 0925-2312, URL: <>

Special Issue on Bioinformatics

Paper Submission Deadline: October 31st, 2002

Bioinformatics applies — simply stated — computational methods to the
solution of biological problems. Bioinformatics, genomics, molecular
biology, molecular evolution, computational biology, and affine fields are at
the intersection between two axes: data sequences/physiology and information
technology. Sequences include DNA sequences (gene, genome, organization),
molecular evolution, protein structure, folding, function, and interaction,
metabolic pathways, regulation signaling networks, physiology and cell
biology (interspecies, interaction), as well as ecology and environment.
Information technology in this context includes hardware and instrumentation,
computation, as well as mathematical and physical models. The intersection
between two subfields, one in each axis, generates areas including those
known as genome sequencing, proteomics, functional genomics (microarrays,
2D-PAGE, …), high-tech field ecology, genomic data analysis, statistical
genomics, protein structure, prediction, protein dynamics, protein folding
and design, data standards, data representations, analytical tools for
complex biological data, dynamical systems modeling, as well as computational
ecology. Research in these fields comprises property abstraction from the
biological system, design and development of data analysis algorithms, as
well as of databases and data access web-tools. Genome sequencing and related
projects generate vast amounts of data that needs to be analyzed, thus
emphasizing the relevance of efficient methods of data analysis and of the
whole discipline.

The Neurocomputing journal invites original contributions for the forthcoming
special issue on Bioinformatics from a broad scope of areas. Some topics
relevant to this special issue include, but are not restricted to:

— Theoretical foundations, algorithms, implementations, and complete systems
— Sequence analysis (single, multiple), alignment, annotation, etc.
— Improvements in databases and web-tools for bioinformatics
— Novel metrics and biological data preprocessing for posterior analysis
— Systems biology models and data modeling techniques including statistical
inference, stochastic processes, random walks, Markov chains, hidden Markov
models, motifs, profiles, dynamic programming, pattern recognition
techniques, neural networks, support vector machines, evolutionary models,
tree estimation, etc.
— Pathway inference, e.g. to determine where to target a drug using gene
expression data and address side effects by providing information on where
else a target metabolite appears.
— Key applications in diverse fields including bioinformatics, genomics,
molecular biology, molecular evolution, computational biology, drug design,

Please send two hardcopies of the manuscript before October 31st, 2002, to:

V. David Sanchez A., Neurocomputing – Editor in Chief –
Advanced Computational Intelligent Systems
P.O. Box 1424
La Caqada, CA 91012, U.S.A.
Street address:
1149 Wotkyns Drive
Pasadena, CA 91103, U.S.A.
Fax: +1-626-793-5120

including abstract, keywords, a cover page containing the title and author
names, corresponding author name’s complete address including telephone, fax,
and email address, and clear indication to be a submission to the Special
Issue on Bioinformatics.



From: “Technical Committee” <>
Date: Fri, 2 Aug 2002 15:29:27 +0200

Pirelli INTERNETional Award

Pirelli S.p.A. endows the seventh edition of the “Pirelli INTERNETional
Award” for the diffusion of scientific culture. The diffusion of
scientific culture aims at building a fundamental knowledge of modern
society, comprehensible to the citizen, in which the classical studies
of the oldest tradition merge harmonically with science. A good
scientific culture allows everyone to exercise his/her rights in the
most modern sense: with the freedom and the capability to choose
autonomously, without any mediation, among the numberless options which
a technologically advanced society offers its members.

Rewards will issue to the best multimedia works sent to the Pirelli
website that concern one of two main themes: Multimedia oriented toward
Education and the Environment. Admissibility criteria vary according to
the themes described below (see for more

The themes chosen to promote the spread of scientific culture this
year are:
a) EDUCATION: for the best multimedia product directed at, or coming
from, any educational institution from grade school to university.
Specifically, there are two subcategories:
a1) a prize for the best scientific or technologically inclined
multimedia work that comes from an educational institution; and
a2) a prize for the best scientific or technologically inclined
multimedia work that contributes to the spread of knowledge at any
level. The jury will therefore be able to reward, within the context
of these two subcategories, works coming from or directed at any
educational institution from grade school to college.

b1) for the best multimedia product that either describes the
environment or serves to safeguard it.
b2) for the best multimedia publishing product (web magazine,
article, essay, book?) on the subject of the environment.

c) SPECIAL JUNIOR AWARD, for the best multimedia product, on any of
the above subject, presented by any candidate by any candidate born
after Dec 31 1980

d) TOP PIRELLI PRIZE: conferred by the Jury to the best of the above
awarded submission.The Prize amounts are 15,000 Euros each of
categories a) and b) and 10,000 Euros for each of categories c) and d).

The overall award amounts to 80,000 euro ($65,000)


The award is open to every citizen of the world. Except for the prize
described in section a1) above that is only open to educational institutions.


Application forms are available exclusively online, and the multimedia
work must be sent (e-mail or FTP procedure) exclusively through the
Internet (see below). Candidates should send the application form
properly filled in, together with their work(s). The candidate who wants
to participate in the contest with two or more works shall fill a
registration form for each of his/her works.


Multimedia works should consist of one of the following typologies or
any combination of them:

* Documents
* Hypertextual documents
* Images
* Demo or Presentation, Applied, Ludic software for:

– MS-DOS operating systems (any version)
– Windows operating systems (any version)
– Macintosh operating systems (any version)

* Movies
* Digitized sounds

The size of multimedia works should not be over 100 Megabytes.

Multimedia works with typologies and sizes different from those
indicated above will be considered, provided that they are supplied on a
computer device, that they are available to distribution through the
Internet, and that they have obtained the authorization of the Technical

All the technical details needed for an analysis of the work must be
specified in the registration form.

Multimedia works can be in Italian or in English. The use of any other
language may make the multimedia work unacceptable.

The multimedia work can be sent via FTP, or E-Mail (file attachments, up
to 10Mb). Technical details for each single case will appear on the
screen after the filling in of the registration form.


In principle, multimedia works should be unpublished and original.
Nevertheless any adaptations, new issues and reviews of other works will
also be considered, provided that the candidate has included something
original in them and bears the responsibility of any summons arising
from a possible breach of copyrights. Possible copyrights and royalties
of the work submitted remain to the legal owner. Pirelli is only
authorized to make a link on its Web pages.


Participants shall send their works up to midnight (Italian time) of
December 31st, 2002. The receipt date and time of the file are
automatically assigned by our FTP server. Participants are invited to
transmit their works as soon as they are ready, so as to enable the
Technical Committee and the Jury to evaluate the multimedia works
carefully. In other words, if a great deal of candidates send their
works on the days just prior to the deadline, there could be the risk of
a hurried evaluation. This is not in the interest of the Pirelli
INTERNETional Award nor in the interest of the candidates. That is why
the Jury strongly recommends to transmit your works as soon as possible.

We also remind you that, since the works must be sent through the
Internet, it is wise to transmit your work as soon as you can: this will
allow us to inform you in time of possible problems or transmission errors.

The Technical Committee, in agreement with the Jury, may postpone the
term for the transmission of the work after explicit request of the
candidates, which must however register before the fixed term of
December 31st, 2002.

The prize-giving ceremony is scheduled for Spring 2003.


In no event shall the Technical Committee and Pirelli S.p.A. be liable
for possible loss, illegal uses or incidental damages to multimedia
works. It is strongly recommended that Participants retain a copy of the
material sent. Rome will be the competent forum for any controversy. In
case of a discrepancy between the Italian and the English Regulations,
the Italian version will prevail.


Participants should fill in the application form in any single part;
incompleteness may cause the multimedia work to be considered unacceptable.



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