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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 04 Number 5
December 15, 2004

Editor: Sue Ann Campbell (


Society News

1. CAIMS Newsletter and Membership Renewal

2. CAMQ Update

3.* CAIMS*SCMAI 2005 – University of Manitoba

Other News

4. Upcoming Events at the Fields Institute

5. Book Announcement – Applied Numerical Analysis by Matiur Rahman

6. Call for papers: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery – Special Issue


7.* Maple Conference 2005

8.* Seventh IMACS International Symposium on Iterative Methods in
Scientific Computing

9.* Computational Geometry and Applications CGA’05 (ICCSA 2005)

10.* Information Systems and Information Technologies, Mobile Communication

11.* First International Workshop on Modelling Complex Systems (MCS 2005)

12. IPSI BgD 2005 Conferences

13. CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Information

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



From: Sue Ann Campbell <>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2004 21:41:14 -0400

I have recently been made aware that the CAIMS*SCMAI Fall Newsletter,
which was mailed out in late November, has not yet reached many members.
I believe the is a problem with Canada Post, possibly due to increased
mail during the holiday season. I do apologize for the delay and hope
hope that you will receive your Newsletter soon. In the meantime, however,
we have made the newsletter available electronically on the CAIMS*SCMAI

Membership renewal forms were sent with the Newsletters. If you do
wish to wait until they arrive to renew, you can download the form
from the caims website:



From: jack macki <>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 13:50:48 -0700

The Canadian Applied Mathematics Quarterly

We have been working for three years to bring CAMQ up to date and
to get its finances in order, and that should be accomplished by
Summer, 2005. It seems appropriate to give members of CAIMS a full
overview of the journal’s past, its present status, and plans for
the future.

First, an apology. In the last CAIMS Newsletter, I had written
that the Butler Conference was in 2002–this was my error, the
conference was in 2003, hence there was no delay due to slowness
of the authors and/or referees as was stated in the newsletter.

Operating Structure of CAMQ

The constitution of the Applied Mathematics Institute of the
University of Alberta requires the AMI to publish a journal of
applied mathematics. Volume 1, Number 1 was published in 1993. The
AMI Director appoints the managing editors, and the AMI membership
approves the Editorial Board. The policy at present is to develop
the Editorial Board membership in cooperation with the Board
of Directors of CAIMS. The Editorial Board will be completely
reorganized in 2005.

All papers come to the CAMQ Office in Edmonton, and are sent to
appropriate members of the Editorial Board for evaluation by referees
of the editor’s choice. Most of this is done by e-mail and ftp. Full
hardcopy documentation is kept for each paper. Dana McCallum does the
secretarial work, at no cost to CAMQ or the AMI–her services are covered
by the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences of the U of A.

When a paper is accepted, we try to get the authors to provide
TeX files of some sort. These are reformatted into each issue
by Ed and Elizabeth Leonard of our department. If the authors
cannot provide TeX files, we cover the cost of preparing them.
Once an issue is prepared, the proofs are sent by e-mail to the
authors for proofing. When all of the proofs are returned, the issue
is sent to our printer (currently Priority Printing, in Edmonton). The
managing editors do the proofing of the printer’s proofs. This can be
quite exciting—two recent issues were lacking minus signs and capital
gammas throughout (about 200 occurrences), and similar problems appear
on a regular basis, almost always related to font discrepancies at the
printer’s end of things.

Present managing editors of CAMQ are Bryant Moodie and Jack
Macki. Jack sits on the CAIMS Board of Directors and keeps the
Board updated on CAMQ’s affairs.


CAMQ was founded with the help of substantial startup grants
from the University of Alberta, CAIMS, and the Rocky Mountain
Mathematics Consortium (RMMC). The U of A is a charter member
of the RMMC, which has 24 members, with head office at Arizona
State University. The RMMC publishes three journals, of which
The Rocky Mountain J. Math. is the best known–this journal
makes sizable profit which the RMMC uses to promote mathematics
in the Rocky Mountain Region. The RMMC did the TeX editing and
printing for the first 7 volumes (= one year = four issues)
of CAMQ, plus volume 8 (2000) No. 1. The RMMC charged out TeX
editing and printing of CAMQ at about $20,000 U.S. per volume,
which meant that CAMQ was running a deficit of $15,000 U.S. per
year, covered by the RMMC.

Starting with volume 8, No. 2, production was moved to Canada.
Because the RMMC was sitting on production while they thought
we were dealing with the deficit (communication was dismal in
both directions), the journal was behind almost two full years.
The AMI agreed to provide CAMQ free of charge to the members of
the RMMC for the indefinite future as our way of showing our
appreciation for their years of financial backing. Because of
our inexperience in publishing a journal, we contracted with the
Canadian Mathematical Society’s excellent TeX editing service,
based in Winnipeg under Michael Doob. The printing was done by
a private firm, Quality Color, which had offices on our campus.
We were able to produce the journal for about $15,000 C per volume:
CMS editing was about $10,000, printing about $5,000, postage $500.

Present Status

We have now moved the TeX editing to Edmonton, as described above,
and are using a different printing firm. We are able to produce
one volume (four issues) of CAMQ for about $12,000 C.

We mail out 148 copies of each issue, roughly 65 institutional and 30
individual, the remainder to RMMC members and the Editorial Board.
The individuals pay $40 per year (they are all CAIMS members) and
institutions pay $205. There are still a few Canadian universities that
do not subscribe. The journal now pays its way, we have about $19,000 in
the bank (from subscriptions for upcoming volumes plus a sizable grant
from the Butler conference), and the AMI stands ready to provide help
if needed.

As of December 13, 2004, we have all of Volume 11(2003) at the
printer–well, not quite, we are waiting on one author for the
last number, we have proofed the printer’s output for numbers
1 and 2, while number 3 is due back from the printer any day
now for proofing. We had hoped to mail out all of Volume 11
as one mailing before Christmas, but it looks like it will
actually go some time in January. Volume 12(2004) is being
TeX edited during December and January, author proofing should
take place in February, with mail out in March. Again, we hope to
send out all four numbers in one package. At that time we will
finally be current. At that stage we will proceed with getting
the journal listed in the relevant citations journals, and also
mount a carefully targeted institutional subscription campaign.

We have agreed with the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical
Sciences that we will devote one issue each year to the reports
from the PIMS Industrial Problem Solving Workshops. This will
begin with Volume 12 (2004)–we already have the reports in hand,
thanks to outstanding work by Sean Bohun. We presently have 17
accepted papers waiting to be printed in Volumes 12 and 13, with
9 papers under review (excluding the PIMS IPSW reports). This,
with the IPSW reports, will take care of those two volumes,
plus a paper or two for Volume 14. Our rejection rate is very
high, about 40%, and if you check out the journal I think you
will approve of its high quality. We do emphasize applied and
industrial mathematics, so some papers are published not because
represent highly original mathematics, but because they
represent serious work on very tough real-world problems. The
other side of this coin is that we often send back excellent
papers that do not have significant applied interest. We need,
and have consistently received from many individuals, strong
support in the form of high quality papers from the Canadian
community in applied mathematics. We also need to have CAIMS
members check that their institution subscribes! Finally, we
welcome your input concerning editorial board membership–we
need to cover all modern areas of applied mathematics, and we
need individuals with high standards and a pro-active attitude.

Finally, we plan to eventually post all published papers on
the CAMQ website (presently we just post tables of contents),
accessible to all subscribers.

Jack Macki



Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2004 11:03:41 -0600
From: Abba Gumel <>


The 26th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics
Society (CAIMS) is scheduled June 16-18, 2005 at the University of
Manitoba. The themes of this conference are: Dynamical Systems and
Mathematical Biology, Signal Processing, Bioinformatics, Mathematics
in Industry, Computational Mathematics and Pattern Recognition. The
plenary speakers are Michael Mackey (McGill University, Canada);
Simon Haykin (McMaster University, Canada); Heinz Engl (Austrian
Academy of Sciences, Austria); Sam Howison (Oxford University, UK);
Ruben Zamar (University of British Columbia, Canada); Sebastian
Reich (Imperial College, UK) and Tin Kam Ho (Bell Laboratories,
USA). For further information about pre-registration, registration
and submission of abstracts please visit the conference website,, or send an
email to



Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2004 10:42:54 -0500 (EST)
From: Carl Riehm <>

News from the Fields Institute

A new “ongoing” seminar in Applied Mathematics, the Fields Industrial
Optimization Seminar, has been organized by Tomas Terlaky (McMaster)
and meets in the early evening on the first Tuesday of each month. The
seminar was inaugurated on November 2nd by Henry Wolkowicz and Anthony
Vanelli (Waterloo), speaking on Robust algorithms for large sparse
semidefinite programming (SDP) and New Modelling Techniques for the
Global Routing Problem respectively. The next meeting will take place
at 5pm on Tuesday, December 7, at the Fields Institute. George Corliss
(Marquette) will speak on Automatic differentiation, followed by Joaquim
Martins (Toronto) speaking on Multidisciplinary design optimization.
The January meeting has not yet been announced. The speakers on February
1st are John Dennis (Rice) and John Betts (The Boeing Company), and
on March 1st Andreas Waechter (IBM) and Larry Biegler (CMU). Please
for up-to-date information. This series joins the Institute’s existing
seminar series, which includes the Quantitative Finance seminar, now in
its 11th year, and the PRMIA Risk Management seminar. The latter was
launched last year as a more practitioner-oriented complement to the
Quantitative Finance seminar.

The monthly Applied Mathematics Colloquium has been running once
again this year. There have so far been two talks, the first
entitled 50 Years of Nonclassical Protter Problems for the Wave
Equation, delivered by Nedyu Popivanov (Karlsruhe and Sofia),
and the second Whitney’s Extension Problem by Charles Fefferman
(Princeton). The winter term’s schedule will be posted at

This year’s thematic program in the Geometry of String Theory, run
jointly with the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, is in full swing.
Two graduate courses have been held this fall, one on String Theory by
Amanda Peet (Physics, Toronto) and the other on Mirror Symmetry by Kentaro
Hori (Physics and Mathematics, Toronto). A bi-weekly seminar has been
running all fall, along with two workshops and the Coxeter Lecture Series
delivered by Nigel Hitchin (Oxford). The winter term will see a graduate
course given by Boris Khesin (Mathematics, Toronto) on Symplectic Geometry
and Topology, along with several workshops, and the Coxeter Lecture Series
by Robbert Dijkgraaf (Inst. for Theoretical Physics, Amsterdam) (date TBA)
and by Renata Kallosh (Stanford) (date also TBA), and the Distinguished
Lecture Series by Edward Witten (IAS, Princeton), tentatively scheduled
for April 4-7. Up-to-date information can be found on the program homepage .

The thematic programs for 2005-2006 are Renormalization and Universality
in Mathematics and Mathematical Physics, and Holomorphic Dynamics,
Laminations, and Hyperbolic Geometry. A complete listing of all Fields
Institute events is available on, and
readers of the CAIMS-SCMAI E-News are reminded that they can subscribe
to a weekly emailing of Fields events on,
and that the overheads and/or sound tracks of most lectures can be found
on our website at .

Application Deadlines: For full details, follow “Proposals & Applications”
on our homepage Some of the upcoming deadlines
are – Thematic Programs (letters of intent or proposals), March 15 –
Workshops, seminars, conferences, summer schools, March 15 – Fields
Institute Fellows, February 15



Editor’s Note: The announcement below is for a book written by CAIMS*SCMAI
member Matiur Rahman. In recognition of this, the publisher has kindly
offered a special 30% discount to CAIMS*SCMAI members on orders for the book
placed by February 15, 2005 directly with Computational Mechanics, Inc.
Box AIMC, 25 Bridge St, Billerica, MA 01821, Phone: 978-667-5841
Fax: 978-667-7582.

From: Dee Halzack <>
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 14:27:02 -0500

New Book Announcement: Applied Numerical Analysis

Billerica, MA. – Just published by WIT Press, this book by Matiur Rahman
of Dalhousie University, Canada, presents a clear and well-organized
treatment of the concepts behind the development of mathematics and
numerical techniques. Based on the authors notes from his one-semester
course taught at many universities around the world, it is primarily
intended for undergraduates in electrical, mechanical, chemical and
civil engineering, physics, applied mathematics and computer science.
Many sections are also directly relevant to graduate students in the
mathematical and physical sciences.

In this computer age, classical mathematics may sometimes appear less
relevant. However, a solid understanding of the underlying mathematics
is necessary in order to avoid gross errors in computer solutions.
The central topic of this text is numerical methods and the calculus of
variations to physical problems.

More than 100 solved problems with detailed derivations are included.
Approximately 120 exercises are also featured, together with solution
hints and answers. The book is accompanied by a CD-ROM.

Contents: Preface; Introduction; Ordinary Differential Equations;
Partial Differential Equations; Nonlinear Differential Equations and
Stability; The Calculus of Variations; Applications; Appendices;

Matiur Rahman’s previous WIT Press title Mathematical Methods with
Applications (1-85312-847-3) was chosen by Choice as one of their
“Outstanding Academic Titles”.

Book Information

Title: Applied Numerical Analysis

Authors: MATIUR RAHMAN, Dalhousie University, Canada

Publisher: WIT PRESS, UK – <>

Availability: Immediate

ISBN: 1-85312-891-0

Pages: 408pp

Price: US$238.00 / UK pounds sterling 149.00 / Euros 223.50

WIT Press is a major publisher of engineering research. The company prides
itself on providing information by leading researchers and scientists
at the cutting edge of their specialities, enabling readers to remain
at the forefront of scientific developments.

Available in North America from Computational Mechanics, Inc., 25 Bridge
Street, Billerica, MA 01821 Phone: 978-667-5841; Fax: 978-667-7582;
E-mail: and outside North America from WIT
Press, Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst, Southampton SO40 7AA, UK Phone: 44 (0)
238 029 3223; Fax: 44 (0) 238 029 2853; E-mail:



Date: Fri, 08 Oct 2004 07:33:21 +1000

*Call for Papers*

* *

*/Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery/**: A Special Issue on***

*Mining Multiple Data Sources: Local Pattern Analysis*

* *

Many large organizations have multiple data sources, such as different
branches of a multi-national company. Also, as the Web has emerged as a
large, distributed data repository, it is easy nowadays to access a
multitude of data sources. Therefore, companies must confront the
multiple data source mining problem. Mining local patterns at different
data sources and forwarding the local patterns (rather than the original
raw data) to a centralized place for global pattern analysis provides a
feasible way to deal with multiple data source problems. As such the
local patterns at each data source may be required for that data source
in the first instance, so knowledge discovery at each data source is
also important and useful.

/Local pattern analysis/ is an in-place strategy specifically designed
for mining multiple data sources, providing a feasible way to generate
globally interesting models from data in multidimensional spaces. With
local pattern analysis, one can better understand the distribution and
inconsistency of local/global data patterns, and develop
high-performance data mining systems to deal with multiple data sources
in which local patterns are fused to make global patterns.

Although the data collected from the Web brings us opportunities in
improving the quality of decisions, it generates a significant
challenge: how to efficiently identify quality knowledge from different
data sources and how to integrate them. This problem is difficult to
solve due to the facts that multiple data source mining is a procedure
of searching for useful patterns in multidimensional spaces; and putting
all data together from different sources might amass a huge database for
centralized processing and cause problems such as data privacy breaches,
data inconsistency, data conflict, and irrelevant data.

This special issue will provide a leading forum for timely, in-depth
presentation of progress in the theory and principles underlying local
pattern analysis for multiple data source mining.

*Topics of Interest *

We solicit papers on the following non-exhaustive list of topics
pertaining to multiple data source mining:

– Foundational issues

– Application case studies

– Data privacy issues

– Data cleansing, data preparation, data/pattern selection, conflict and
inconsistency resolution

– Data/pattern clustering, data source

– Ontology

– Local pattern analysis and fusion

– Post-processing of local patterns

– Resource-bounded local pattern analysis

– New solutions for multiple data source mining

– Distributed and parallel data mining

*Submission Guidelines*

Please follow the guideline of the submissions on: **

*Important Dates*

Submission Deadline March 25, 2005

Author Notification July 20, 2005

Camera-readies Due September 5, 2005

Special issue to be published in First half of 2006

*Special Issue Guest Editors*

*Dr. Shichao Zhang <>**
(*University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)

*Prof. Xindong Wu <>* (University
of Vermont, USA)

*Prof. Mohammed J. Zaki <>* (Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute, USA)



From: Maplesoft <>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 14:46:29 -0500

Maple Conference 2005

Mark your calendars for the premier conference for Maple enthusiasts. The
exciting program offers invited speakers, contributed sessions, and many
opportunities to interact with peers and experts from around the world
and from all technical fields.

July 17-20, 2005
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (Greater Toronto Area)

New for 2005:
Fully, peer-reviewed contributed papers program.
Enhanced program for applications in engineering, science, and industry.
Free training program for beginners and more.

Visit for additional
information on the conference program and the
official Call for Papers, or contact



From: “Christina C. Christara” <>
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 20:20:39 -0500

Second announcement and call for papers

Seventh IMACS International Symposium on
Iterative Methods in Scientific Computing

May 5-8, 2005
The Fields Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
and the University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NOTE the first deadline *** January 15, 2005***

Sponsored by the Fields Institute for the Mathematical Sciences,
MITACS (Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex systems),
the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo,
the Centre for Computational Mathematics in Industry and Commerce (U. Waterloo),
and IMACS.

FORMAT AND THEME: The conference will feature invited lectures,
minisymposia, selected contributed papers and a paper competition
for students and new PhDs.
Topics targeted include but are not limited to nonlinear systems,
sparse linear systems, eigenproblem computations, preconditioning,
multigrid, domain decomposition, Krylov subspace methods, linear
and nonlinear optimization, interior point methods, complementarity
and equilibrium problems, integer and combinatorial optimization,
distributed computing, decomposition methods, high-performance and
parallel computation, applications such as network flows, protein folding,
blood flow, energy minimization, financial computation,
computational fluid dynamics, image processing, internet search engines

Of particular interest will be presentations on
* interdisciplinary research and
* open problems

Invited speakers include Tony Chan (UCLA), Tom Coleman (Cornell),
Andy Conn (IBM), Paul Fischer (Argonne), Ilse Ipsen (NCSU),
Van Henson (LLNL), Tim Kelley (North Carolina State),
Kees Oosterlee (Delft), Andy Wathen (Oxford)

* Minisymposia, student paper competition and financial support:
January 15, 2005
* Contributed talks: February 1, 2005

For more information see:



Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2004 01:58:23 +0000 (UTC)
From: Marina Gavrilova <>



5th Annual International Workshop on
Computational Geometry and Applications CGA’05

in conjunction with

The 2005 International Conference on Computational Science
and its Applications (ICCSA 2005)

May 9, 2005 – May 12, 2005

Suntec Singapore
International & Convention Exhibition Centre, Singapore

Workshop Web Site:

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 17th, 2005


Important Dates
December 17th, 2005: Deadline for draft paper submission.
January 25th, 2005: Notification of Acceptance
February 10, 2005: Camera Ready Papers and Pre-registration.
May 9 – 12, 2005: CGA’05 Workshop

Invited Speaker

Professor Tetsuo Asano,
Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, JIAST

Title: Computational Geometric and Combinatorial Approaches to Digital

Workshop Description

The Workshop, held for the fifth Consecutive year in conjunction with
the International Conference on Computational Science and Its
Applications, is intended as an international forum for researchers in
all areas of computational geometry and related areas, with the goal
of advancing the state of research in computational geometry and
related disciplines. Submissions of papers presenting a high-quality
original research are invited to one of the two Workshop tracks:

– theoretical computational geometry
– applied computational geometry.

This year focus is on Computational Geometry and
Bioinformatics. Issues of numerical performance of geometric
algorithms are also of specific interest.

Tutorials and Discussion Session can be offered at the workshop. If
you wish to propose tutorial or discussion session, please send a
brief proposal to:

Topics of interest:

– Design and analysis of geometric algorithms
– Animation of geometric algorithms
– Computational methodology
– Geometric algorithms in computer graphics
– Geometric data structures (including Voronoi Diagrams and Delaunay
– Geometric computations in parallel and distributed environments
– Geometric data structures for mesh generation
– Geometric algorithms in spatial and terrain analysis
– Computational methods in bioinformatics
– Geometric applications in computational biology, physics, chemistry,
geography, cartography, robotics, games, GIS, medicine and other
related areas
– Solid modeling
– Space partitioning
– Interpolation and surface reconstruction
– Path planning
– Computer graphics algorithms
– Numerical precision
– Implementation issues and optimization
– Related topics

Submissions in other related areas will also be considered.

The design and implementation of geometric algorithms in parallel and
distributed environments, and applications in biology, biometrics,
physics, GIS and computer graphics are of special interest.


Proceedings of the Workshop will be published in the Springer-Verlag
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. The proceedings will
also be available separately for purchase from Springer-Verlag
(proceedings of the previous Workshops on Computational Geometry and
Applications appeared in LNCS vol. 2073, vol. 2329-2331,
vol. 3044-3046).

Papers from the previous CGA Workshops have appeared in the special
issues of International Journal of Computational Geometry and
Applications, Journal of CAD/CAM, Journal of Computational Methods in
Sciences and Engineering (JCMSE) and the Journal of Supercomputing.

Future Special Issues in the above journals are being planned for 2005.

Best Student Paper Award

This year, a best student paper will be selected for a Best Student
Paper Award. This award will be available exclusively to CGA’05
participants. A paper is eligible if at least one of its authors is a
full or part-time student at the time of submission.

Conference fees
For all details with respect to the conference fees please consult the
ICCSA 2005 web page.

Special discounts for students and session organizers is
available. For more information, please visit the ICCSA 2005 web


We invite you to submit a draft of the paper of up to 10 pages (Letter
or A4) paper. Please include a cover page (in ascii format) as a
SEPARATE file which lists the following:

– Title of the paper
– List of authors
– E-mail addresses of each author
– Name, affiliation, address and e-mail address of CONTACT author
– preferred track (theoretical or applied track)
– a maximum of 5 keywords
– intent to be considered for the Best Student Paper Award
(exclusively for CGA’05 participants)

The submission must be camera-ready and formatted according to the
rules of LNCS. Electronic submissions in PS, PDF, or LaTex (please
also submit all .eps, .dvi, and .ps files). MS Word submissions will
also be accepted.

Please submit your paper directly to:

Indicate in the header of the message “CGA’05 submission”.

Organizing Committee

Conference Chairs:

Vipin Kumar (Army High Performance Computing Center, USA and University of
Minnesota, USA)
Marina Gavrilova (University of Calgary, Canada)
Osvaldo Gervasi (University of Perugia, Italy)
Jerry Lim (Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore)

CGA’05 Program Committee

Tetsuo ASANO (JIAST, Japan)
Herve Bronnimann, (Polytechnic University, USA)
Sergei Bespamyatnikh (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
J. A. Rod Blais (University of Calgary, Canada)
Brian J. d’Auriol (University of Texas at El Paso, USA)
Ovidio Daescu (University of Texas at Dallas)
Tamal Dey (Ohio State University, USA)
Frank Dehne (Carleton University, Canada)
Christopher Gold (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Osvaldo Gervasi (University of Perugia, Italy)
Marina L. Gavrilova (University of Calgary, Canada)
Andres Iglesias (University de Cantabria, Spain)
Antonio Lagana (Universit Degli Studi di Perugia, Italy)
DT Lee (Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica)
Jerry Lim (Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore)
Deok-Soo Kim (Hanyang University, Korea)
Ivana Kolingerova (University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic)
Vipin Kumar (Army High Performance Computing Center, USA)
Val Pinciu (Southern Connecticut State University, USA)
Kokichi Sugihara (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Vaclav Skala (University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic)
Antoni Sellares (Universitat de Girona, Spain)
Muhammad Sarfraz (KFUPM, Saudi Arabia)
Alexei Sourin (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Godfried Toussaint (McGill University, Canada)
Kenneth Tan (OptimaNumerics Ltd., UK)
Chee Yap (New York University, USA)
David Zhang (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

CGA’01, CGA’02, CGA’03 and CGA’04 profiles
To view electronic proceedings of the CGA’01, follow the link to LNCS
web site:
Volume 2073, Springer Verlag.

Invited speaker for CGA’01:
Kokichi Sugihara, University of Tokyo, Japan

Invited speakers for CGA’02:
Mark Overmars, Utrecht University
Contributed Presentation: Pieter Huybers, the Netherlands

Invited speakers for CGA’03:

Chee Yap, New York University, USA
Godfried Toussaint, McGill University, Canada

Invited speaker for CGA’04:

Herve Bronnimann, Polytechnic University, USA

List of papers appeared at CGA’01, CGA’02, CGA’03 and CGA’04 can be
found on Workshop web site as well as in LNCS series.

Please direct any questions to:

Marina L. Gavrilova
CGA’04 Chair
ICCSA’04 Co-Chair
Department of Computer Science,
University of Calgary,
2500 University Drive,
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N1N4
Telephone: (403) 241-6315
Fax: (403) 284-4707



Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2004 09:30:02 +0000 (UTC)
From: Youngsong Mun <>

Joint Workshops Call for Papers
Workshop on Information Systems and Information Technologies (ISIT)
Workshop on Mobile Communications (MobiComm)
Workshop on Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA)

in conjunction with and as a part of

(ICCSA 2005)
Suntec City, Singapore, May 9-12, 2005

All accepted papers will be printed in the conference proceedings
published by Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science
series. A selected number of papers will also be published as special
issues of appropriate journals.

Suggested topics of joint workshops for submitted papers include, but
are not limited to:

– Information Retrieval
– Scientific Databases
– Security
– Software Engineering
– Biometric Technologies
– Data Mining
– Multimedia
– Internet & Networking
– Mobile computing and communications
– QoS Routing
– Secure Routing and Handoff
– Multicasting
– Traffic Grooming
– Protection and Restoration
– Experiences and Evaluation
– AAA technologies for Mobile IPv6
– AAA technologies for Web services
– Integration Technologies for e-Commerce Applications
– Recent Advances in Telematics
– Recent Advances in Home Networking

We cordially invite you to submit a paper presenting the results of
original research or innovative practical applications in the area we
describe above.

Papers should be of up to 10 single-spaced pages (about 3300 words
maximum plus some figures) written in English, and must comply with
the Springer-Verlag format described at

Important dates:
. Paper submission deadline: December 17, 2004
(Please upload paper at
. Notification of acceptance: January 25, 2005
. Camera ready papers and Pre-registration deadline: February 10, 2005


– At least one author per the accepted paper should register to the
conference and must present the paper at the conference site.

Joint Workshops Committee
Chair: Youngsong Mun (Soongsil University)
Co-Chair: Hyunseung Choo (Sungkyunkwan University)
E.-N John Huh (Seoul Women’s University)
Carl Bruggerman (The Ohio University, US)
YongSik Choi (Korea Aviation University)
MinKyo Chung (Seoul Women’s University)
Seong-Chul Hong (Towson University, US)
Han JungHyun (Korea University)
KyungWoo Kang (Chun-An University)
SangYoon Lee (Yonsei University)
Tae-Jin Lee (Sungkyunkwan University)
ByungJoon Min (Incheon University)
Vladimir K. Popkov (Siberia State University, Russia)!
Sridhar Radharkrishnan (University of Oklahoma, US)
Nageswara S. V. Rao (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US)
Alexey S. Rodionov (Russia Academy of Science, Russia)
Frederick T. Sheldon (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US)
Sung Y. Shin (South Dakota State University, US)
Behrooz Shirazi (University of Texas, US)
Yoshio Tanaka (AIST, Japan)
Kenji Toda (AIST, Japan)
Lonnie R. Welch (The Ohio University, US)
Seong-Moo Yoo (University of Alabama in Huntsville, US)



From: Ruili Wang <>
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2004 10:06:56 +1300

Call for Papers

First International Workshop on Modelling Complex Systems (MCS 2005)

in conjunction with and as a part of
The International Conference on Computational Science and its
Applications (ICCSA 2005), Singapore, May 9 – 12, 2005

All formatting instructions, the copyright form and the registration
form can be found at ICCSA 2005 web site. For conference venue
locations, special events, hotel booking and other related information
please consult
Workshop Description

The workshop of Modelling Complex Systems will aim at both basic and
applied research on complex systems, with particular emphasis on
emergent behaviour. The investigation of nonlinear processes,
predictability and concepts such as order, complexity and information
interdependence inform our understanding of how complex systems behave
and may provide insight on the dynamics, development and control.

Examples of systems exhibiting complex and emergent behaviour may
include, but is not limited to the following:
. Biological systems
. Physical systems
. Social systems
. Financial systems
. Traffic ad transportation systems
. Information Systems
The workshop will provide an opportunity for researchers in different
disciplines to explore potential for cross-fertilization of ideas in
modelling complexity. CALL FOR PAPERS (PDF version available here)

Submission of Papers and Proceedings

Full papers of 6 to 10 pages (Letter or A4 paper) for oral presentation
are invited. Proceedings of the Workshop will be published in the
Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. All
contributions should be original and not published elsewhere or intended
to be published during the review period. Contributions from more
applied related fields in industry and commerce are very welcome.
Submitted papers should have a maximum of 10 pages. All papers must be
presented by one of the authors who must register for the conference and
pay the fee. To ensure high quality, all papers will be thoroughly
reviewed two reviewers. Please refer to the Springer-Verlag web site for
directions on the Final Paper Format which must be strictly followed for
all papers that are to appear in the proceedings.

Please submit your paper directly to the following email addresses:
Attn: Prof. Heather J. Ruskin ( ) or and Dr. Ruili
Wang (

Indicate in the header of the message “MCS 2005 submission”. Important

. Paper submission deadline: December 10, 2004
. Notification of acceptance: January 10, 2005
. Camera ready papers and Pre-registration: February 10, 2005



Date: Sun, 7 Nov 2004 11:32:27 +0100
From: IPSI-2005 France and Spain <>

Dear potential speaker:

On behalf of the organizing committee, I would like to extend a cordial
invitation for you to attend one or both of the upcoming IPSI BgD
multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary conferences.

They take place on two consecutive weekends, in two nearby locations
(only about 200km away from each other, in the hills of France and on
the coast of Spain).

The first one will be in Carcassonne, France (near Toulouse):

IPSI-2005 FRANCE (Carcassonne is a UNESCO World Heritage City) Hotel
de la Cite (arrival: 23 April 05 / departure: 26 April 05) Deadlines:
20 December 04 (abstract) & 20 January 05 (full paper)

The second one will be in Costa Brava, Spain (near Barcelona):

IPSI-2005 SPAIN (S’Agaro is the Pearl of Costa Brava) Hostal de la Gavina
(arrival: 28 April 05 / departure: 1 May 05) Deadlines: 27 December 04
(abstract) / 27 January 05 (full paper)

All IPSI BgD conferences are non-profit. They bring together the elite
of the world of science; so far, we have had seven Nobel Laureates
speaking at the opening ceremonies. The conferences always take place in
some of the most attractive places of the world. All those who come to
IPSI conferences once, always love to come back (because of the unique
professional quality and the extremely creative atmosphere); lists of past
participants are on the web, as well as details of future conferences.

These conferences are in line with the newest recommendations of the US
National Science Foundation and of the EU research sponsoring agencies,
to stress multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary
research (M.I.T. research). The speakers and activities at the conferences
truly support this type of scientific interaction.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: * Internet * Computer
Science and Engineering * Mobile Communications/Computing for Science and
Business * Management and Business Administration * Education * e-Medicine
* e-Oriented Bio Engineering/Science and Molecular Engineering/Science *
Environmental Protection * e-Economy * e-Law * Technology Based Art and
Art to Inspire Technology Developments * Internet Psychology

If you would like more information on either conference, please reply
to this e-mail message.

If you plan to submit an abstract and paper, please let us know
immediately for planning purposes.

Sincerely Yours,

Prof. V. Milutinovic, Chairman IPSI BgD Conferences



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