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Volume 13, Number 2 (approximately February 28, 2003)

Today's topics:

     Open Position
     Table of Contents, ETNA, vol. 13 and 10th Anniversary Conference
     PHAML Version 0.9 released
     Preliminary Program: 11th Copper Mountain Conference on Multigrid Methods
     Workshop on Multigrid and Hierarchic Solution Techniques in Leipzig, August 2003
     Workshop Financial Engineering
     Numerical Solution of Markov Chains CFP
     Elsevier sponsors Travel Grants to the 2003 SIAM Annual Meeting.


Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 15:39:01 +0100
From: Ursula van Rienen 
Subject: Open Position

Dear collegues,

In our new international master's course "Computational Engineering" we offer
an open position as guest lecturer.  This position is mainly financed by DAAD,
the German Academic Exchange Service.  In the appendix you can find some
pdf-file with the job offer; you can find it under , too.

Urgently, we are seeking for a suited person who can teach the named lectures
starting this summer semester for one or optimally two semesters.  The
position is financed as full position.  Some money is at hand for some
equipment and instrumentation.

The lectures officially start on April 5, 2003.

Good knowledge of the English language is mandatory.  Knowledge of the German
language is helpful but not necessary.

Best regards,
Ulla van Rienen

International Course
Master of Science in Computational Engineering
Please visit: 


Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 12:49:44 -0500 (EST)
From: Lothar Reichel 
Subject: Table of Contents, ETNA, vol. 13 and 10th Anniversary Conference

Table of Contents, Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis (ETNA),
vol. 13, 2002.  ETNA is available at and at several 
mirror sites, as well as on CDROM. 

Dirk Wollstein, Torsten Linss and Hans-Goerg Roos. A uniformly accurate 
finite volume discretization for a convection-diffusion problem. pp. 1-11.

The asymptotic distribution of general interpolation arrays for exponential 
weights. S. B. Damelin. pp. 12-21.

Image restoration through subimages and confidence images. James G. Nagy and 
Dianne P. O'Leary. pp. 22-37.

Pierre Spiteri, Jean-Claude Miellou and Didier El Baz. Perturbation of 
parallel asynchronous linear iterations by floating point errors. pp. 38-55.

Zdenek Strakos and Petr Tichy. On error estimation in the conjugate gradient 
method and why it works in finite precision computations. pp. 56-80.

Thomas Huckle and Jochen Staudacher. Multigrid preconditioning and Toeplitz 
matrices. pp. 81-105.

Volker Mehrmann and David Watkins. Polynomial eigenvalue problems with 
Hamiltonian structure. pp. 106-118.

Walter Gautschi. The interplay between classical analysis and (numerical) 
linear algebra --- a tribute to Gene H. Golub. pp. 119-147.

There will be a conference in Kent on May 29-31, 2003, on the occasion of
the 10th anniversary of ETNA. For further information, see the conference
web site


Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 09:25:53 -0500
From: Bill Mitchell 
Subject: PHAML Version 0.9 released

I am pleased to announce the availability of Version 0.9 of PHAML.

PHAML (Parallel Hierarchical Adaptive MultiLevel) is a Fortran 90
module for the solution of second order linear elliptic partial
differential equations of the form

    -( p(x,y) * u  )  -( q(x,y) * u  ) + r(x,y) * u = f(x,y)
                 x  x              y  y

with Dirichlet, Neumann (natural) or Mixed boundary conditions,

where p>0, q>0, r, and f are functions of x and y.

It also solves elliptic eigenvalue problems where f is lambda * u and
the boundary conditions are homogeneous.  Other types of differential
equations (e.g. parabolic, nonlinear, systems) can be solved using
PHAML as the core elliptic solver in an iteration.

PHAML uses the same numerical methods as the popular program MGGHAT,
namely a finite element method with linear elements over triangles,
adaptive refinement via newest node bisection and a multigrid solver
based on a hierarchical basis formulation.  However, PHAML is written
as a Fortran 90 module, runs on message-passing distributed-memory
parallel computers and clusters, and compiles into a library, whereas
MGGHAT is a FORTRAN 77 sequential program.

PHAML optionally uses several other packages to enhance its basic

  - system specific BLAS and LAPACK libraries, to improve performance
  - MPI or PVM, for message-passing parallelism
  - OpenGL, for visualization
  - Zoltan, for dynamic load balancing methods other than the default
      refinement-tree method
  - PETSc, for solvers other than the default multigrid method
  - ARPACK, for eigenvalue problems

Hooks to other popular packages will be added in the future, to
enhance PHAML's use as a research tool for comparing different
methods and software packages.

PHAML has been tested on clusters and distributed-memory parallel
computers with most Unix-like operating systems.  The distribution
contains examples demonstrating its use for solving elliptic
equations, parabolic equations, nonlinear equations, systems of
elliptic equations, and eigenvalue problems.  The examples illustrate
how to use it in either a master/slave model of parallelism with
dynamic addition and deletion of processes, or an SPMD (single
program multiple data) model of parallelism.  It can also be run as
a sequential program.

For more information on the PHAML project, and to download the
software, please visit

This should be considered to be a beta release; bug reports, comments and suggestions are encouraged.

William F. Mitchell
Mathematical and Computational Sciences Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology


Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 10:22:21 -0400
From: Craig Douglas 
Subject: Preliminary Program: 11th Copper Mountain Conference on Multigrid Methods

                     Eleventh Copper Mountain Conference
                              Multigrid Methods

                           March 30 - APRIL 4, 2003

                             PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

This program is preliminary and is subject to possible modification.  Times
given here are only estimates and are likely to change.  We will try to limit
schedule changes to within the given day.  Participants and speakers should
monitor this page and the bulletin board at the conference.

    1. Speakers should plan their talks to be at most 20 minutes.
    2. Program Chairs will adhere strictly to this schedule.
    3. Wednesday night's cash bar & banquet is in the Bighorn Room in the
       Copper Conference Center.
    4. All other activities will be held in the Copper Conference Center.

                               Sunday, March 30

               TUTORIAL Tutorial series on basic methods, more
               advanced techniques, and cache-based algorithms.

9:00am-noon Van Emden Henson
A Multigrid Tutorial, Part I

2:00pm-4:00pm Van Emden Henson
A Multigrid Tutorial, Part II

4:30pm-6:00pm Craig Douglas and Ulrich Ruede
Cache-Based Algorithms

                     RECEPTION Cash bar and light buffet.

7:00pm-9:00pm Copper Conference Center.

                               Monday, March 31

                 SESSION 1 Performance    Chair: Urich Ruede

8:00am David Alber
Local Fourier Analysis and Code Performance of Structured Multigrid Solver for
Systems of PDE's

8:25am Benjamin Bergen
A Framework of Efficeint Multigrid for High Performance Architectures

8:50am J.L. Thomas
Towards Textbook Multigrid Efficience for Computational Fluid Dynamics:
Applications to Stagnation Flows

9:15am Danny Thorne
CACHE Aware Multigrid on AMR Hierarchies

9:40am Ulrike Yang
On the Use of Relaxation Parameters in Hybrid Smoothers

              SESSION 2 Parallel Methods    Chair: Craig Douglas

10:25am J. Bordner
MGMPI:  A Parallel Multigrid Sofware Library

10:50am Sue Goudy
SMG on SMP Clusters"Performance Issues

11:15am William Mitchell
PHAML:  A Parallel Adaptive Multilevel Program of Elliptic PDEs

11:40am Maria Murillo
A Fully Implicit Parallel Algorithm For Simulating the Nonlinear Electrical
Activation of the Heart

             SESSION 3 Nonlinear Methods    Chair: Carol Woodward

4:15pm Gregory Dardyk
A Multigrid Approach to Two Dimensional Phase Unwrapping

4:40pm Miguel Dumett
FAS Interpolation and Smoother Components:  A Comparative Study

5:05pm Feng-Nan Hwang
A Parallel Nonlinear Additive Schwart Precondioned Inexact Newton Algorithm
for Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations

5:30pm Ana Iontcheva
Nonlinear AMGE with Coarsening Away From the Contact Boundary for the
Signorints Problem

5:55pm Irad Yavneh
A Multilevel Nonlinear Method

6:20pm Jari Toivanen
Solution of Non-Equilibrium Radiation Diffusion Problems Using Multigrid

                               Tuesday, April 1

             SESSION 4 AMG Applications I    Chair: Tim Chartier

8:00am Irene Livshits
AMG Wave-Ray Solver for Helholtz Eigenvalue Problem:  Preliminary Results

8:25am Daniel Oeltz
An Algebraic Multigrid Preconditioner for Topology Optimization

8:50am Domanik Smits
Experiences with Algebraic Multigrid for a 2D and 3D Biological
Respiration-Diffusion Model

9:15am Ray Tuminaro
Algebraic Multigrid for Maxell's Equations in the Frequency Domain

                  SESSION 5 AMG Theory    Chair: Irad Yavneh

10:00am Rob Falgout
On Generalizing the AMG Framework

10:25am Johannes Kraus
Algebraic Multilevel Preconditioning Based on Element Agglomeration

10:50am Konstantin Lipnikov
Algebraic Multilevel Preconditioner with Projectors

11:15am John Ruge
AMG for Higher-Order Discretizations of Second-Order Elliptic Problems

11:40am Ludmil Zikatanov
On An Energy-Minimizing Basis for Algebraic Multigrid Methods

      SESSION 6 AMG and MG for Systems Problems    Chair: Kees Oosterlee

4:15pm Craig Douglas
Acceleration Techniques for the Spectral Element Ocean Model Methodology

4:40pm Gundolf Hasse
Acceleration and Parallelization of Algebraic Multigrid

5:05pm Andreas Papadopoulos
Block Smoothed Aggregation Algebraic Mutigrid for Reservoir Simulation Systems

5:30pm Markus Wabro
Algebraic Multigrid Methods for the Oseen Problem

5:55pm Walter Zulehner
On Kernel-preserving Smoothers for Saddle Point Problems

7:30pm CIRCUS    Chair: Craig Douglas

                              Wednesday, April 2

                  SESSION 7 Adaptive AMG    Chair: Jim Jones

8:00am Marian Brezina
Adaptive Smoothed Aggregation Method and Applications

8:25am Tim Chartier
Adaptive Multigrid Via Subcycling on Complementary Grids

8:50am Oren Livne
Coarsening by Compatible Relaxation

9:15am Scott MacLachlan
Adapting Algebraic Multigrid

          SESSION 8 Multigrid Applications I    Chair: Markus Berndt

10:00am Travis Austin
Multigrid for Grad-div Dominated Systems Discretized with H 1-conforming FEs

10:25am Achi Brandt
Multilevel Structure and Multigrid Calculations of Eigenbases

10:50 Mike Flanagan
Order N Reconstructor Algorithms for Adaptive Optics

11:15am Rima Gandlin
Two Multigrid Algorithms for Inverse Problems in Electrical Impedance

11:40am Justin Wan
An Energy Minimization Approach to Multigrid for Convection Dominated Problems

             SESSION 9 AMG Applications II    Chair: Ray Tuminaro

4:15pm Mark Adams
Algebraic Multigrid Methods for Constrained Systems of Linear Equations

4:40pm Vladimier Ivanov
Development of Selective AMG Solver and Comparison of its Performance with
Aggregative AMG

5:05pm Kong-Heem Leem
Algebraic Multigrid (AMG) for Indefinite Linear Systems from Meshfree

                         BANQUET Cash Bar and Dinner

6:30pm Bighorn Room in the Copper Conference Center

                              Thursday, April 3

                  SESSION 10 FOSLS    Chair: Steve McCormick

8:00am Zhinqiang Cai
Least-Squares Methods for Elasticity and Incompressible Newtonian Fluid Flow

8:25am Jeff Heys
First-Order System Least Squares (FOSLS) and AMG for Fluid-Elastic Problems

8:50am Luke Olson
A Dual Least Squares Finite Element Method for linear Hyperbolic FDESL A
Numerical Study

9:15am Chad Westphal
System Least Squares (FOSLS) for Geometrically-Nonlinear Elasticity

9:40am Hans De Sterck
Least-Squares Methods for Hyperbolic Conservation Laws

          SESSION 11 Multigrid Theory    Chair: Panayot Vassilevski

10:25am Constantine Bacuta
Partition of Unity MEthod for Stokes Problem

10:50am Jie Zhao
Non-Conforiming V Cycle and F Cycle Multigrid Methods for the Biharmonic
Problem Using the Morely Element

11:15am Young-Ju Lee
A Sharp Convergence Estimate on the Method of Subspace Correction for Singular

11:40am Ulrich Ruede
Accurate Multigrid Techniques for Computing Singular Solutions of Elliptic

             SESSION 12 Preconditioning    Chair: Seymour Parter

4:15pm Peter Arbenz
Multilevel Preconditioners for Solving Eigenvalue Problems Occuring in the
Design of Resonant Cavities

4:40pm Merico Argentati
Implementation of a Scalable Preconditioned Eigenvalue Solver Using Hypre

5:05pm Jay Gopalakrishnan
Preconditioning the Hybridized Mixed Method

5:30pm David Moulton
A Comparison of Mimetic and Variational Preconditioners for Mixed-Hybrid
Discretizations of the Diffusion Equation

5:55pm Catherine Powell
Black Box Preconditioning for Mixed Formulation of Second-order Elliptic

6:30pm Yanqia Wang
Overlapping Schwartz Preconditioner for the Mixed Formulation of Plane

                               Friday, April 4

         SESSION 13 Multigrid ApplicationsII    Chair: David Moulton

8:00am Boris Diskin
On Efficient Multigrid Methods for Flows with Small Particles

8:25am Stefan Feigh
Geometric Multigrid Method for Electro and Magretostatic Field Simulation
Using the Conformal Finite Integration

8:50am C.W. Oosterlee
An Efficient Multigrid Solver based on Distributive Smooting for
Poroelasticity Equations

9:15am Ulrich Ruede
Multigrid Acceleration of the Horn-Schuck Algorithm for the Optical Flow

    SESSION 14 Grids, Generation, and Adaptation    Chair: Tom Manteuffel

10:05am Markus Berndt
Multilevel Accelerated Optimization for Problembs in Grid Generation

10:25am Tzanio Kolev
Algebraic Construction of Mortar Finite ELement Spaces with Application to
Parallel AMGe

10:50am Jinchao Xu
Multigrid and Grid Adaptation

                          11:15am END OF CONFERENCE


Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 11:41:29 +0100 (MET)
From: Markus Melenk 
Subject: Workshop on Multigrid and Hierarchic Solution Techniques in Leipzig, August 2003

                            11th GAMM-Workshop on
                 Multigrid and Hierarchic Solution Techniques
                              August 25-27, 2003

  Max-Planck-Institute for mathematics in the sciences, 

  R. Bank (UCSD)
  U. Langer (University of Linz)
  K. Oosterlee (Technical University of Delft) 

  and by e-mail: 

DEADLINE for registration: 
  June 30, 2003


Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2003 14:41:24 +0100
From: Jochen Hittler 
Subject: Workshop Financial Engineering

Modelling and Computation in Financial  Engineering
May 6 - 8, 2003
at Bad Herrenalb, Germany

GAMM Fachausschuss▀ Scientific Computing
IWR Universitaet Heidelberg Techn. Simulation and IfI
STZ Technische Simulation
WiR Baden-Wuerttemberg

Advanced mathematical models are gaining increasing attention in financial
engineering.  Contrary to many technical and industrial applications, however,
sophisticated computational techniques are not yet well established here.
Indeed there is still an urgent demand for the enhancement of mathematical
models for a more realistic description of a wide class of phenomena arising
in the world of finance.  Equally important are efficient computational
methods for a fast solution of these tasks.  Evidently a strong cooperation of
financial practitioners and mathematicians is vital.  This workshop provides a
forum for discussing recent advances and innovations in the field as well as
future developments.

Multivariate European and American Options
Exotic Options
Levy Processes
High Frequency Financial Data
Financial Model Calibration
Credit Risk
Interest Rate Models
Efficient Numerical Methods for Financial Engineering Models

Invited Speakers  (*tentative)

M. Avellaneda *, New York
M. Griebel, Bonn
J. Kampen, Heidelberg
A. May, Bonn
J. Nonnenmacher, Frankfurt
G. Papanicolaou *, Stanford
C. Reisinger, Heidelberg
C. Schwab, Zuerich
Y. Zhu, Charlotte


W. Jaeger,  Heidelberg
C. Oosterlee, Delft
C. Wagner, Frankfurt
G. Wittum, Heidelberg

Submission of abstracts

Please send your abstract (max 20 lines) by March 15, 2003.  Notice of
acceptance will be given as soon as possible.  All participants, whether
giving a talk or not, have the possibility of sending an abstract of their
work on the topic of the conference.  A collection of abstracts will be
available during the conference.


Submission of abstracts     March, 15th 2003
registration                March, 31th 2003
payment                     March, 31th 2003

Conference fee

The conference fee is 350,- EUR for participants from universities and 550,-
EUR for participants from industry including lodging and full board during the
conference, admission to all lectures and conference material.  Financial
support is available on request.

Payments are to be made in EURO by bank transfer :
" STZ Technische Simulation"
reference " financial engineering"
Deutsche Bank, Heidelberg
Bank code     672 700 03
Account nr    0153 114

Registration office
IWR - Technical Simulation
Im Neuenheimer Feld 368
D- 69120 Heidelberg
phone: ++49 (0) 6221 54 88 -54
fax:   ++49 (0) 6221 54 88 60

Your registration is valid as soon as the  conference fee has been paid.

Conference venue

Haus der Kirche
Evangelische Akademie Baden
Dobler Str. 51
D- 76332 Bad Herrenalb
phone:   ++49 (0) 7083 - 928 0

How reach Bad Herrenalb:
By car:  By the motorway A 8 via Stuttgart.  Leave at the Karlsbad exit and
follow the signposts to Bad Herrenalb.  By the A 5 leave at the exit
By train or airplane:  From any airport or train station in Germany take an
ICE-, EC- or IC- train to Karlsruhe.  In Karlsruhe change to the Albtalbahn (S
1), which leaves outside the station.  The conference venue is located 0.7 km
from Bad Herrenalb station, which is the last stop.  Follow the signposts.


Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 11:09:50 -500
From: Amy Nicole Langville 
Subject: Numerical Solution of Markov Chains CFP

                               Call for Papers
                                   NSMC '03
                         INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
                             in conjunction with 
                PNPM '03 (Petri Nets and Performance Models) 
                TOOLS '03 (Tools for Performance Evaluation) 
  PMCCS '03 (Performability Modeling of Computer and Communication Systems)
                              Location and Dates
                  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                            September 3 - 5, 2003.

NSMC '03 is the fourth in a series of international conferences devoted to all
aspects of the numerical solution of Markov chains.  The first two meetings
were held in 1990 and 1995 at NC State University.  The last was held in 1999
in Zaragoza, Spain and was joined by two other meetings having substantial
interests in Markov chains.  Since this format proved effective, we are
proposing to do this same for the upcoming September '03 meeting.  The
meetings will be held simultaneously and participants may move freely from one
to another.

NSMC '03 website:
Multiconference website:

The goals of the "Numerical Solution of Markov Chain" meeting are:

(1) To foster collaboration among diverse researchers, to minimize unnecessary 
    duplication and to encourage interdisciplinary, international exchange.
(2) To present unique and novel applications of Markov chains that need
    tailored algorithms and solutions that we numerical analysts, computer
    scientists, mathematicians and statisticians can provide.  
(3) To present recent and advanced techniques for solving Markov chains.
(4) To provide the opportunity for researchers who work in this area to
    present their latest research results.  The collection of presentations is
    intended to be an authoritative overview of the field, including its
    history, developments, and current status.
(5) To predict future directions and the field's most pressing needs,
    thereby motivating stimulating work in such areas.
(6) To produce a comprehensive set of proceedings, which is expected 
    to become a significant reference work.
LIST OF TOPICS:   Includes, but is not limited to:

    Matrix generation techniques and storage
       Stochastic Automata Networks
       Application-oriented interfaces
       Sparse matrix technologies
       Very large state spaces
    Computation of stationary probability vectors
       Direct solution methods
       Iterative solution methods
       Matrix geometric solutions
       Domain decomposition methods
       Hierarchical and aggregation/disaggregation methods
       Preconditioning and Incomplete factorizations
    Computation of transient solutions
       O.D.E. & P.D.E. Solvers
    Computation of other measures: first passage times, etc.
       Kronecker approximations
    Markov Reward Models
    Sensitivity Analysis
    Parallel and distributed implementation
    Markov Chain Applications to:
       Information Retrieval
       Computer Performance Modelling
       Telecommunication Modelling
       Biological systems
       Financial and Economic applications
       Others ... not necessarily from the CS area
    P.C. Demonstrations


All papers accepted and presented at the meeting will appear in a special
issue of the journal, "Linear Algebra and its Applications" (LAA).  This
special issue will be published after the conference to provide authors with
the opportunity to incorporate comments, suggestions or improvements learned
during the meeting itself.  Preprints of all accepted papers will be available
to attendees.  If authors have a preference for a particular Special Editor to
handle their manuscript, this should be made clear in an email message
accompanying their submission.  The Special Editors for this issue of LAA are:

Dr. Winfried Grassmann, 
Department of Computer Science, 
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A9, Canada. 
Dr. Carl Meyer, 
Department of Mathematics, 
North Carolina State University, 
Raleigh, NC 27695-8205. 
Dr. William Stewart, 
Department of Computer Science, 
North Carolina State University, 
Raleigh, NC 27695-8206 
Dr. Daniel Szyld, 
Department of Mathematics, 
Temple University, 
Philadelphia, PA 19122-2585, 

One of the conference sessions will be devoted to "Work in Progress".  Authors
will be allocated 15 minutes to describe ongoing research that is not yet
ready for publication in a journal.  Interested persons wishing to participate
in this session should send an extended abstract of not more than 4 pages to
either of the co-chairs.

Postscript files should be submitted to either 

- page restriction: no more than 20 single-spaced pages
- include title, abstract, figures, tables, references
- must not be previously published work


- March 17, 2003: Deadline for paper submission. Authors should submit 
   a postscript file to either or by this date.  Please include the name 
   and email address of the correspondence author with the title 
   and authors of the submitted paper.
- May 26, 2003: Notification of acceptance, subject to possible revisions.
- July 7, 2003: Deadline for receipt of postscript version of paper 
   for inclusion in conference preprints. 
- September 3-5, 2003: NSMC '03 Conference 
- October 20, 2003: Deadline for receipt of final revised version of paper. 


Michele Benzi, USA                              Udo R. Krieger, Germany
Peter Buchholz, Germany                         Guy Latouche, Belgium
Maria Calzarossa, Italy                         John Lui, Hong Kong
Giovanni Chiola, Italy                          Raymond Marie, France
Grace E. Cho, USA                               Beatrice Meini, Italy
Gianfranco Ciardo, USA                          Carl D. Meyer, USA 
Tugrul Dayar, Turkey                            Isi Mitrani, UK
Edmundo de Souza e Silva, Brazil                Richard Muntz, USA     
Susanna Donatelli, Italy                        Marcel Neuts, USA 
William Ferng, USA                              Bernard Philippe, France  
Jean-Michel Fourneau, France                    Brigitte Plateau, France
Roland Freund, USA                              Ramon Puijanier, Spain
Robert Funderlic, USA                           Yousef Saad, USA 
Reinhard German, Germany                        William Sanders, USA 
Gene Golub, USA                                 Roger B. Sidje, Australia
Winfried Grassmann, Canada                      Markus Siegle, Germany   
Gunter Haring, Austria                          Evgenia Smirni, USA
Peter Harrison, UK                              Pete Stewart, USA
Boudewijn Haverkort, Germany                    Daniel Szyld, USA        
Graham Horton, Germany                          Yukio Takahashi, Japan 
Peter Kemper, Germany                           Miklos Telek, Hungary
Peter King, UK                                  Kishor Trivedi, USA 
William Knottenbelt, UK                         Murray Woodside, Canada 

Please direct questions to Billy Stewart or Amy Langville.

Billy Stewart
Phone: 919-515-7824
Fax: 919-515-7896

Amy Langville
Phone: 919-513-1907
Fax: 919-515-3798       


Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2003 12:03:40 -0500
From: michelle montgomery 
Subject: Elsevier sponsors Travel Grants to the 2003 SIAM Annual Meeting.

Elsevier sponsors Travel Grants to the 2003 SIAM Annual Meeting.

Five grants are available.

Program information for 2003 SIAM Annual Meeting at

To qualify:
Individuals must be mathematical scientists with full time appointments in
universities in "outreach" countries, for whom attendance would otherwise
not be within reach. Any country on the list of countries to which we
extend SIAM "outreach" membership rates  --  you can find the list of
countries at --  will

1. round-trip excursion rate airfare (most economical available) to the
2003 SIAM Annual Meeting
2. US$250 to help defray costs while at the meeting
3. one year paid SIAM "outreach" member dues
***SIAM will waive registration fees for the five awardees.

To apply:
Send a cover letter stating your intention to attend the 2003 SIAM Annual
Meeting and explaining the reasons for your request.

Provide a letter from your home university or institute expressing support
for your attendance at the meeting. The letter should confirm your
position, provide the title of your position and be signed by a department
chairman or supervisor. A commitment to fund the remainder of the cost of
travel/expenses not covered by the award should also be stated.

Individuals who will be presenting papers at the conference will be given
priority. Append to the letter a copy of the abstract of your
presentation. The presentation itself must be submitted by normal channels.

Potential awardees must be able to receive permission to travel to
Montreal, Canada, with the intent of attending the 2003 SIAM Annual Meeting.

Applications must be received by 1 April 2003.

The awardees will be selected by a SIAM committee. The tentative list of
winners to be submitted to Elsevier Science for approval on or before 1 May

Applications for the Travel Grants should be sent to:
Attn.: Elsevier/SIAM Travel Grant Application
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA

Fax: 215-386-7999


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