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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 02 Number 6
October 11, 2002

Editor: Sue Ann Campbell (


1. New section of the CAIMS*SCMAI web page – Employment Opportunities

2.* Update on ICIAM 2003 – Impending Deadlines

3.* International Conference on Computational Science and its Applications

4.* Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute at the CMM

5.* Alcala 2nd International Conference on Mathematical Ecology

6.* BIFURCATIONS: The Use and Control of Chaos

7. New England Complex Systems Institute

8. Journal: Nonlinear Dynamics and Systems Theory

9. Tenure track position at University of Victoria

10. 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: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 15:10:33 -0400 (EDT)

New section of the CAIMS*SCMAI web page – Employment Opportunities

I would like to call your attention to a new section the CAIMS*SCMAI
web page. If you go to our main page ( and click on
“Employment Opportunities” you will find a listing of positions
available in Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

If you are interested in posting an ad on this page, please contact
the CAIMS*SCMAI secretary ( The cost is $100.



From: Sue Ann Campbell <>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 15:38:23 -0400 (EDT)

Update on ICIAM 2003 – Impending Deadlines

Just a reminder that the deadline for submission of minisymposia
proposals and for submission of abstracts for contributed talks
is OCTOBER 31, 2002.

Guidelines on how to prepare and submit minisymposium proposals can be
found by going to and clicking on “Minisymposia”.

Information on submission of abstracts for contributed talks can be
found by going to and clicking on “Contributed Talks and



From: C. J. K. Tan <>
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2002 04:52:55 +0500

ICCSA 2003

Montreal, Canada

May 18, 2003 — May 21, 2003


The 2003 International Conference on Computational Science and Its
Applications (ICCSA 2003) will be held at the Delta Centreville Hotel,
Montreal, Canada, from May 18, 2003 till May 21, 2003.

ICCSA 2003 is subsequent to the International Conference on
Computational Science (ICCS) series of events, which were held in San
Francisco, USA (2001) and Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2002).

Computational Science is increasingly becoming a vital part of many
scientific investigations, affecting researchers and practitioners in
areas ranging from aerospace and automotive, to chemistry,
electronics, geosciences, to mathematics, and physics.

Due to the shear size of many challenges in computational science, the
use of supercomputing, parallel processing, and sophisticated
algorithms, is inevitable.

The concentration of this Conference is in the realms of computational
science in parallel and distributed environments, encompassing the
facilitating theoretical foundations and the applications of such
large scale computations.

The Conference offers the opportunity to discuss problems and
solutions in the area, to identify new issues, and to shape future
directions for research, as well as to help industrial users apply
techniques of large scale parallel and distributed computations.

We invite you to submit a:
o full paper of 6 to 10 pages (Letter or A4 paper) for oral
o proposal to organize a technical session.

Submitted papers have to be original, containing new results that were
not previously published. Full version of accepted papers will appear
in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS),

Conference Themes
There are five major conference themes planned:

o Computational Methods, Algorithms and Applications
o Scientific Visualization and Image Processing
o Computational Number Theory, Partial Differential Equations and
o Information Systems and Technologies
o Computational Science Education
o Open Theme

You are invited to submit a paper presenting an original research in
one of the conference themes.

Paper Submission

The submitted paper must be camera-ready and formatted according to
the rules of LNCS. See
for formatting information. For all details with respect to the
electronic submission see

The paper must present an original work, not published elsewhere. Each
paper will be refereed by at least three independent reviewers. Paper
submission indicates the intention of the author to present the paper
at ICCSA 2003.

Proposal for Organizing Technical Sessions

We invite proposals for technical sessions in one of the conference themes.

Each technical session will have at least 6 paper presentations.
Sessions with a large number of papers may be approved as workshops.
The session chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their
sessions; including soliciting, reviewing, and selecting the papers.
Some financial assistance may be available for the session chairs.

After the Conference, some sessions will be considered for publication
in appropriate journals as Special Issues with the session proposer as
the Guest Editor of the journal.

Proposals to organize technical sessions should include the following

o title of the technical session
o name, affiliation, mailing address and e-mail address of the proposer(s)
o description of the topic of the session (not exceeding 100 words)
o a short description on how the session will be advertised

The deadline for proposal submission is January 6, 2003. Please send
your proposal to

Important Dates

January 6, 2003: Deadline for paper submission (full papers) and event
February 13, 2003: Notification of acceptance.
February 28, 2003: Camera Ready Papers and Pre-registration.
May 18 — 22, 2003: ICCSA 2003 Conference in Montreal, Canada.


The proceedings of the Conference will be published in the
Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. A
selected number of papers will be published as special issues in
appropriate journals (such as International Journal of Computational
Geometry and Applications, Journal of Supercomputing, International
Journal of Mathematical Algorithms).

Conference fees

For all details with respect to the conference fees see Special discounts for students and
participants from some academia/research institutions may be

Best Student Paper Award

The Best Student Paper Award will be provided to the most original and
innovative submission. One of the authors should be a full time
graduate student at the time of the paper submission.


Honorary Chair:
Vipin Kumar (University of Minnesota, USA)

Conference Chair:
C. J. Kenneth Tan (Heuchera Technologies, Canada and SHARCNET, Canada)
Marina L. Gavrilova (University of Calgary, Canada)

Local Organizing Chair:
Pierre L’Ecuyer (University of Montreal, Canada)

International Steering Committee:
Michael Bauer (SHARCNET, Canada)
J. A. Rod Blais (University of Calgary, Canada)
Alexander V. Bogdanov (Institute for High Performance Computing and Data Bases, Russia)
Marina L. Gavrilova (University of Calgary, Canada)
Andres Iglesias (University de Cantabria, Spain)
Benjoe A. Juliano (California State University at Chico, USA)
Vipin Kumar (University of Minnesota, USA)
Renei S. Renner (California State University at Chico, USA)
C. J. Kenneth Tan (Heuchera Technologies, Canada and SHARCNET, Canada)
Jerzy Wasniewski (Danish Computing Center for Research and Education, Denmark)

Contact Information

URL: (N. American mirror) (European mirror) (European mirror) (N. American mirror)
E-mail address:
Mailing address: ICCSA 2003
C/O Marina Gavrilova
Department of Computer Science
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T2N 1N4
Telephone: 1-519-694-2581 (in Canada)
Facsimile: 1-519-850-2500 (in Canada)



From: pasi2003 <>
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2002 18:26:54 -0400

Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute at the CMM

The Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute (PASI) on Partial Differential
Equations, Inverse Problems and Non-Linear Analysis will be held, January 6-18,
2003, at the Centro de Modelamiento Matematico (CMM), Facultad de Ciencias
Fmsicas y Matematicas, Universidad de Chile.

The interaction between Partial Differential Equations (PDE), Inverse Problems
(IP), and Non-Linear Analysis (NLA) has produced remarkable developments in the
last couple of decades or so. One of the main objectives of the PASI on PDE,
IP and NLA is to bring many of these developments to advanced graduate
students, postdocs and other scientists in the Americas interested in these
fields and their applications. Another important objective of the PASI is to
foster international cooperation throughout the Americas by bringing different
areas of expertise in PDE, IP and NLA in one event.

The PASI will consist of a series of intensive mini-courses during the first
week followed the second week by a WORKSHOP focused on latest developments.
During the workshop there will be invited plenary lectures of 45 minutes, half
hour talks, and short communications.

For more information please see the website



From: Sue Ann Campbell <>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 15:30:12 -0400 (EDT)

Alcala 2nd International Conference on Mathematical Ecology
September 12-17, 2003. Alcala de Henares (Madrid), Spain.

First Announcement. Call for Papers.

The conference will feature recent advances in mathematical ecology, using
new but also classical approaches, in a variety of topics including (but not
limited to) the following: population ecology, behavioral ecology,
ecotoxicology, evolutionary dynamics, management of living resources,
population grouping, spatial aspects of ecology, stochastic models in
ecology, individual based models, multiple scaling, etc.. Proposals for
organizing sessions on these topics or other related ones are encouraged.

Deadline for Session Proposals: December 1, 2002
Deadline for Abstracts: May 1, 2003

All information can be found on the WWW-server:



From: Marian Wiercigroch <>
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 16:18:43 +0100


Between 28 and 30 July 2003 the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
( is organising an intentional conference on BIFURCATIONS: The Use and Control of Chaos to be held in the Institute of Sound and
Vibration, The University of Southampton.

More information can be found at



From: Yaneer Bar-Yam <>
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 13:38:07 -0400



-> One Day Course: Introduction to Complex Systems
MIT, October 6
-> Managing Complex Organizations
Boston, MA, November 14-15
-> One Day Course: Introduction to Complex Systems
University of Nevada, Reno, November 19
with USGS workshop including lectures by
Stuart Kauffman and Stephen Wolfram
-> One Week Intensive Course: Complex Physical, Biological and
Social Systems – MIT, January 2003
-> New NECSI publications online
-> Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities
-> Traveling Seminars for Fall and Spring
-> Academic Year 2002-2003 Memberships
-> NECSI Discussion Group


For more information see



From: TV-project <>
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2002 18:03:46 +0400

Journal: Nonlinear Dynamics and Systems Theory, ISSN 1562-8363

Dear Madam, Dear Sir:

We would like inform you that full information about the Journal mentioned
above you can find to the address:

We would like to find new subscribers to the Journal in your
country. We would appreciate it very much if you could recommend our Journal
to some libraries in your country.

Yours faithfully,



From: Jennifer Duggan <>
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 13:18:47 -0700

University of Victoria
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of
Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track position at the
Assistant Professor level to commence on July 1, 2003. Applicants
for the position should have a Ph.D. in Mathematics or Statistics.
Preference will be given to applicants with specialization in one of
the following areas: Partial Differential Equations, Mathematical
Modeling, Scientific Computation, Applied Probability, or Statistical
Genetics. The successful applicant should be able to interact with
the existing groups representing Applied Mathematics and Statistics,
and is expected to participate in the activities of the Pacific
Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) and the Banff
International Research Station (BIRS). A demonstrated record of
excellence in research is expected from all applicants, and a strong
commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching is essential.

Information about the department, including descriptions of courses
offered, can be found at its website:

should submit a curriculum vitae and a teaching dossier
(or equivalent documentation) that outlines their teaching
experience, philosophy and effectiveness. They should also request
three letters of reference be sent. Applications and reference
letters should be directed to:

Dr. John Phillips, Chair
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Victoria
PO Box 3045 STN CSC
Victoria BC V8W 3P4

Telephone: (250) 721-7436 FAX: (250) 721-8962

The CLOSING DATE for applications is December 31, 2002.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages
applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible
minorities, aboriginal peoples, people of all sexual orientations and
genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification
of the University.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, this
advertisement is directed in the first instance to Canadian citizens
and permanent residents. All qualified candidates are encouraged to
apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given


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