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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 01 Number 4
September 30, 2001

Editor: Sue Ann Campbell (


1. President’s Column

2. New URL for the CAIMS*SCMAI web site

3. Thematic Year on Numerical and Computational Challenges in Science and
Engineering at the Fields Institute

4. ICIAM 2003 – Call for Minisymposia

5. Data Mining 2000 Conference – Call for Papers

6. Position available in Statistics at Queen’s University

7. Position available in Applied Mathematics at York University

8. Position available in Mathematics at the University of Guelph

9. Position available in Scientific Computation at the University of Waterloo

10. New Text on Asymptotic Methods

11. CAIMS/SCMAI E-News Information



From: Ken Jackson <>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001

We offer our sincerest condolences to all those touched by the tragic
events of September 11 in New York City, Washington D.C. and
Pennsylvania. We deplore this act of terrorism that has so deeply
affected many members of CAIMS/SCMAI and our sister organizations in
the Mathematical Sciences community in the U.S. and throughout the
world. In the weeks and months ahead, our thoughts will be with all
those struck by this catastrophe.

– Ken Jackson, CAIMS*SCMAI President-Elect
and Acting President for September

– Sam Shen, CAIMS*SCMAI President



From: Sue Ann Campbell <>
Date: Sun, 30 Sept 2001

Please note that the CAIMS*SCMAI web site has moved to

Please update your bookmark!

Your suggestions for the web page are most welcome. In particular, I am
putting together a set of links relating to Applied Mathematics in Canada. If
your university has a department/degree/program/research group etc related to
Applied Mathematics, do send me the URL and I will include it.



From: Ken Jackson <>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001

Thematic Year on

Numerical and Computational Challenges
in Science and Engineering

at the Fields Institute
August 2001 to August 2002

The Fields Institute in Toronto is sponsoring a Thematic Year on
“Numerical and Computational Challenges in Science and Engineering”
(NCCSE) from August 2001 to August 2002. The main point of this
announcement is to inform the scientific computing committee about this
event so that any people interested in participating can include it in
their plans for 2001-02.

More information about the Fields Institute in general and the NCCSE
Thematic Year in particular can be found at





From: Sue Ann Campbell <>
Date: Sun 30 Sep, 2001

International Congress of Industrial and Applied Mathematics
July 7-11, 2003 — Sydney, Australia

The International Program Committee has announced the names of the
twenty-seven outstanding mathematical scientists who will be the invited
speakers at ICIAM 2003.

[*] 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 many international conferences in mathematics.
For many ICIAM participants it is the minisymposia, in their variety and
quality, that are their most attractive feature of the Congress. Mathematical
scientists worldwide are now invited to arrange minisymposium proposals for
ICIAM 2003. Minisymposia around the interests of the invited speakers are
especially encouraged. The closing date for minisymposium proposals will be in
September-October 2002;

If you have questions about ICIAM03 or ICIAM in general please feel free
to contact Bob Russell ( the CAIMS*SCMAI Board liaison to ICIAM.
Bob will be attending the ICIAM annual meeting in Japan next year, and is
happy to bring forward any agenda items on behalf of CAIMS and its membership.



From: “WIT Enquiries” <>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001

Dear Colleague

Please find below the Call For Papers for Data Mining 2002, which is taking
place from 25 – 27 September 2002 in Bologna, Italy.

Full details can be viewed at


Karen Neal
On behalf of the Organising Committee


Third International Conference on Data Mining Methods and Databases for
Engineering, Finance and Other Fields


25 – 27 September 2002
Bologna, Italy

Organised by
Wessex Institute of Technology, UK

Supported by IT



Data Mining 2002 is the third in the series on `Data Mining Methods and
Databases for Engineering, Finance and other Fields’. The conference provides
an international forum for researchers and application developers from many
different areas, to share state-of-the-art research results and practical
development experiences.

Data mining is a promising and relatively new area of current research and
development, which can provide important advantages to the users. It can
yield substantial knowledge from data primarily gathered for a wide range
of quite different applications. Financial institutions have derived
considerable benefits from its application and other industries and
disciplines are now applying the methodology to increasing effect.

The conference aims to bring together participants from academia and research,
industry and government organisations. The meeting will allow participants to
learn about the many different applications of data mining and how the
techniques can help in their own field.


Researchers and application developers from different areas; for example,
computer experts, statisticians, knowledge acquisition specialists, data
analysts, IT consultants, data visualisation experts, and users and
developers in business and industry.


Data Warehousing and Databases
Web Mining
Data Analysis and Data Mining on Large Databases
Data Mining Methodologies
Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
Fraud Detection
Neural Networks
Decision Trees
Genetic Algorithms
Parallel Processing Techniques
Applications in Science and Engineering
Applications in Business and Industry
Applications in Health and Medicine
Visualisation in Data Mining
Clustering and Classification Techniques
Tools for Pattern Discovery
Text Mining, Structure Mining and Context Mining
Financial Credit Scoring
Case Studies


View the International Scientific Committee at:


Papers are invited on the topics outlined above and others falling within the
scope of the meeting. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted
by mail, fax, email or via our website as soon as possible.

Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results and conclusions of the work
to be described in the final paper. The final acceptance will be based on the
full-length paper. The author must attend the conference to present the paper,
if accepted. Each submitted paper is subject to a separate registration.


We strongly encourage the submission of abstracts electronically.

Please complete the ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM on our website at:

OR submit your abstract via email to the Conference Secretariat at: Please insert Data Mining 2002 in the subject line
and also include your name, full address and conference topic in the main
body of your email.

For further instructions on paper submission, please see:


Submit Abstract (300 words):
As soon as possible, and no later than
8th January 2002

Submit Final Camera-ready Paper:
21st May 2002


The Proceedings of this conference will be published in hard cover book form
by WIT Press and will be available to delegates at the time of registration. In
addition the Proceedings will be widely distributed after the conference through
the international book trade. The language of the conference will be English.



Lucy Southcott
Conference Secretariat
Data Mining 2002
Wessex Institute of Technology
Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst,
Southampton, SO40 7AA, UK

Tel: + 44 (0) 238 029 3223
Fax: + 44 (0) 238 029 2853
Please visit the WIT website at:



Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001


Queen’s University at Kingston

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for a
renewable (tenure-track) appointment in statistics at the Assistant Professor
level to begin July 2002. The successful applicant will be expected to
demonstrate potential for outstanding scholarship and research and show
evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching. Salary will be
commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interests of the present statistics faculty include: design of experiments,
non-parametric statistics, time series, image analysis, statistical problems in
biomechanics, queuing methodology, Bayesian data analysis and the teaching of
statistical consulting. Opportunities exist for collaboration with research
groups in the University in a variety of disciplines including clinical trials,
statistical process control and ergonomics.

The Department offers a full range of graduate and undergraduate degrees in
statistics including a Ph.D. program. Candidates should have a Ph. D. in
statistics or a related area and will have begun an active research program.
Candidates with some teaching experience are preferred.

Interested candidates should arrange for a curriculum vitae, a description of
research interests, up to five publications or preprints, a statement on
teaching or a teaching dossier, and at least three letters of reference, one
of which should comment on the candidate’s teaching, to be sent to the address
below by December 31, 2001. Applications will be considered until the position
is filled.

James A. Mingo, Associate Head
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6

fax: (613)533-2964

Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this

Queen’s University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications
from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal
people, persons with disabilities, gay men and lesbians.



Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001


Applications are invited for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant
Professor level in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics to
commence July 1, 2002. Applications in the areas of Operations Research or
Applied Discrete Mathematics will be considered. The successful candidate
must have a PhD and is expected to have a proven record of research and
superior teaching ability. Candidates will be expected to provide
leadership to the undergrad OR program, and to make a solid contribution
to the mathematics graduate programme. The selection process will begin on
January 7, 2002.

Applicants should send resumes and arrange for three letters of recommendation
(one of which should address teaching) to be sent directly to:
Applied Mathematics Search Committee,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
York University,
4700 Keele Street,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3.
Fax: (416) 736-5757.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens
and permanent residents will be considered first for this position. All
positions at York are subject to budgetary approval.

For many years, York University has had a policy of employment equity
including affirmative action for women faculty and librarians. Recently,
York has included racial/visible minorities, persons with disabilities and
aboriginal peoples in its affirmative action program. Persons who are
members of one or more of these three groups are encouraged to self
identify during the selection process. Please note that candidates from
these three groups will be considered within the priorities of the
affirmative action program only if they self identify. The Department of
Mathematics and Statistics welcomes applications from women,
racial/visible minorities, persons with disabilities and aboriginal
peoples. The affirmative action program can be found on York’s website at or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action
office at 416-736-5713.



Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Guelph
invites applications for a fulltime tenure track position to start July 1, 2002
or thereafter, at the rank of Assistant Professor in Mathematics. Minimum
qualifications are a Ph.D. in mathematics and evidence of strong research and
teaching potential at all levels. All areas of mathematics will be considered,
but the new faculty member is expected to actively participate in our graduate
program in applied mathematics, which currently emphasizes Dynamical Systems,
Mathematical Biology, Numerical Analysis and Operations Research. Salary will
be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates should submit, by December, 2001 curriculum vitae to:
O.B. Allen, Chair,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Guelph,
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1.
Fax: (519) 837-0221

Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this
position. This appointment is subject to final budgetary approval.

The University of Guelph is committed to an employment equity program that
includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff.
We therefore particularly encourage applications from qualified aboriginal
Canadians, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and women.



Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2001

Canada Research Chair

The Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo
invites applications for appointment of a junior (Tier II) Canada
Research Chair (CRC) in the broad area of Scientific Computation.
The CRC Program has been established with the objective of enabling
Canadian universities to foster research excellence by attracting the
best researchers from both within and outside Canada. Further
details on the CRC program may be viewed at

The Department of Applied Mathematics, one of five Departments in the
Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo, is an active
centre of research, with interests in a wide variety of areas,
including Control Theory, Dynamical Systems, Electroacoustics, Fluid
Mechanics, Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations, Quantum
Theory, Relativity, and Scientific Computation. There are also close
collaborations with the Faculties of Engineering and Science in the
University. Further information about the department may be obtained

The Department is seeking an individual with an outstanding research
reputation, who will play a leading role in the expansion of its
activities in Scientific Computation, and contribute to the
development of the proposed Centre for Computational Mathematics and
Mathematical Software in the Faculty of Mathematics. The successful
applicant will have a strong mathematical background with emphasis on
computation, and significant experience in one or more application
areas. The potential to establish an active research group of
graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and to initiate
interactions with researchers in departments in the Faculties of
Science and Engineering, are also essential requirements.
Applications complete with a curriculum vitae and the names of three
references, should be sent to Dr. J. Wainwright, Chairman, Department
of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
N2L 3G1. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2001, and
will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified
individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native
peoples, and persons with disabilities.



From: Sara J. Triller <>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001

Asymptotic Approximations of Integrals
By R. Wong
2001 / xvii + 543 pages / Softcover / ISBN 0-89871-497-4
List Price $77.00 / SIAM Member Price $53.90 / Order Code CL34

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) announces the August
2001 publication of Asymptotic Approximations of Integrals by Roderick Wong as
volume 34 in its Classics in Applied Mathematics series. Asymptotic methods
are frequently used in many branches of both pure and applied mathematics, and
this classic text remains the most up-to-date book dealing with one important
aspect of this area, namely, asymptotic approximations of integrals. In
Asymptotic Approximations of Integrals, all results are proved rigorously, and
many of the approximation formulas are accompanied by error bounds. A thorough
discussion on multidimensional integrals is given, and references are provided.
Asymptotic Approximations of Integrals contains the distributional method,
which is not available elsewhere. Most of the examples in this text come from
concrete applications.

Since its publication twelve years ago, significant developments have occurred
in the general theory of asymptotic expansions, including smoothing of the
Stokes phenomenon, uniform exponentially improved asymptotic expansions, and
hyperasymptotics. These new concepts belong to the area now known as exponential
asymptotics. Expositions of these new theories are available in papers published
in various journals, but not yet in book form.

This book can be used either as a text for graduate students in mathematics,
physics, and engineering or as a reference for research workers in these fields.
Engineers and scientists will find it easy to apply the techniques and results

Roderick S. C. Wong is a Professor of Mathematics and Dean of the Faculty of
Science and Engineering at the City University of Hong Kong. The author of over
80 published papers and four edited books, Professor Wong currently serves on
the editorial board of seven journals. He is the recipient of several
prestigious honors, awards, and grants and is an honorary professor at three

A complete table of contents and other information are available at SIAM’s Web
site at SIAM is a professional society devoted to
advancing the applications of mathematics and computational science to
engineering, industry, the sciences, and society. SIAM’s offices are located
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Sara J. Triller, Developmental Editor (



From: Sue Ann Campbell <>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001

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