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Volume 13, Number 10 (approximately October 31, 2003)
Volume 13, Number 11 (approximately November 30, 2003)

Today's topics:

     Postdoctoral Position at Sandia National Labs (CA)
     2 open positions (phd-reseracher/postdoc) for projects in "Computational Electromagnetics"
     Little help needed
     Need Multigrid Groundwater Code
     Copper Mountain Iterative Announcement
     CTAC 2004 - FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS  
     ICNAAM 2004

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Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 15:04:34 -0700
From: Ray Tuminaro 
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Sandia National Labs (CA)

        Postdoctoral Research Position at Sandia National Laboratories

The Computational Mathematics and Algorithms Center (http://www.cs.sandia.gov)
at Sandia National Laboratories is seeking highly motivated and talented
researchers in computational science to apply for a postdoctoral research
position at either of our two locations, Albuquerque, New Mexico or Livermore,
California. While all applicants will be considered, preference will be given
to those whose research is directly or indirectly related to iterative solution
techniques for linear equations, particularly in the areas of multigrid and
algebraic multigrid algorithms.

Applicants must have (or soon have) a Ph.D. or equivalent experience
in mathematics, computer science or related engineering or science
discipline. Applicants should also have experience in numerical analysis.
Interest in large-scale parallel computing/numerical software development,
and the proven ability to work in a collaborative research environment is
also required.

Sandia maintains strong research programs in a variety of areas, including
numerical mathematics, discrete algorithms, computational physics/engineering,
and advanced systems software and tools. The center supports a unique
computing
environment that includes several high performance parallel computers.
The position includes a competitive salary and benefits, moving expenses, and
a professional travel allowance.

Applicants should send a resume, a statement of research interests, and
names of three people who will supply letters of reference to:

           Ray Tuminaro
           Sandia National Laboratories
           Mailstop 9217
           P.O. Box 969
           Livermore, CA 94551
           tuminaro@ca.sandia.gov
           (925) 294-2564
Applications will be accepted through March or until the position
is filled.

Sandia National Labs is a U.S. Department of Energy multiprogram
laboratory, operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary
Lockheed Martin Corporation, with locations in Albuquerque, NM and
Livermore, CA.

Equal Opportunity Employer.  Drug-free workplace.  U.S. Citizenship is
normally required.

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Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 09:39:28 +0200
From: Markus Clemens 
Subject: 2 open positions (phd-reseracher/postdoc) for projects in "Computational Electromagnetics"

Could you please include the attached announcement text for
2 open positions into the next MGNET Newsletter?

The 2 positions (phd-researcher or postdoc) are related to research
projects in the field of "Computational Electromagnetics" at the
Darmstadt University of Technology. Possible candidates will be
working with Prof. Jens Lang from the Numerical Analysis and
Scientific Computing group at the Department of Mathematics and
with my team in the Computational Electromagnetics Institute of
the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.

Thank you very much for your kind help in this matter!

Yours sincerely,
    Markus Clemens

We invite applications from

Scientific Researchers (phd-researcher or postdoc)
- Vgr. IIa BAT -

for two open positions in our computational research group.

The positions are related to the development and implementation of

         Adaptive Numerical Algorithms for the Simulation
              of Transient Magnetic Fields.

Qualification: Applicants are expected to have a strong background 
in scientific computing/numerical analysis or engineering and physics 
with a close link to computational mathematics. We aim at effectively 
combining mathematical analysis, algorithmic research, and real life
applications.

The successful applicants will work in an interdisciplinary
environment of researchers consisting of Prof. Dr. Jens Lang 
from the Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing group at
the Department of Mathematics and Dr. Markus Clemens from the 
Computational Electromagnetics Institute of the Department of 
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. Our inter-
disciplinary team offers a cooperative working atmosphere and 
access to many interesting projects.


Complete applications including the usual documents (CV with date 
of birth, list of publications, copies of certificats) should be 
submitted as hardcopies. Applications that are incomplete or sub-
mitted by email can not be considered.

Contact addresses are:

Dr. Markus Clemens
Computational Electromagnetics Laboratory (TEMF)
Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Technische Universitaet Darmstadt
Schlossgartenstrase 8, D 64289 Darmstadt, Germany
E-mail:        clemens@temf.tu-darmstadt.de 
Url:           http://www.temf.de

Prof. Dr. Jens Lang
Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
Department of Mathematics
Technische Universitaet Darmstadt
Schlossgartenstrasse 7, 64289 Darmstadt, Germany         
E-mail:        lang@mathematik.tu-darmstadt.de
URL:           http://www.mathematik.tu-darmstadt.de/

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Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 22:37:31 -0000
From: Jose Pereira 
Subject: Little help needed

I'm working with multigrid in finite differences and finite volume
colocated cartesian discretisations. Now I'm migrating to general
(curvilinear) colocated grids with finite differences. However I have
many dificult in finding the restriction and prolongation operators for
such situation. I have read dozens of references but I did not find it.
It was generally referred as a standard that is no more insert in the
papers.

Could you please give me a reference where I can find it? High order
operators (3rd and 4th) will be welcome too.

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Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2003 18:45:43 +0530
From: "sharma venkata narasimha bulusu" 
Subject: Need Multigrid Groundwater Code

I would like to have a code in FORTRAN which runs on a PC for solving
anisotropic groundwater flow problems (multigrid boundary element code).

thanking you
sincerely
BVN Sharma
Research fellow
Department of civil engineering
Osmania university
Hyderabad 500 007

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Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 08:30:42 -0700
From: Cathy Lee FRSC 
Subject: Copper Mountain Iterative Announcement

ANNOUNCING:

  Eighth Copper Mountain Conference on Iterative Methods
  March 28 - April 2, 2004
  Copper Mountain, Colorado, USA

ORGANIZED BY:

  The Center for Applied Scientific Computing, Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Lab
  University of Maryland
  Front Range Scientific Computations, Inc.
  The University of Colorado
  The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

TENATIVE SPONSORS:

  DOE, NSF, IBM, LANL, LLNL, Sandia

THEMES:

Iterative Methods for Saddle Point and Eigenvalue Problems

Nonlinear Equations and Optimization

Software Issues: Interoperable Software and Interfaces Techniques for 
Large-Scale Computers

Application Areas: Life Sciences, Materials, Transport, and Fusion

  Every effort will be made to encourage contributions from anyone whose
  interest lies in these important and rapidly evolving fields.

IMPORTANT FEATURE:

  STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION. Travel and lodging assistance will be awarded to
  students and new PhDs judged to have submitted the best research papers.

CONFERENCE DEADLINES:

  Student Papers Jan. 10, 2004
  Author Abstracts Feb. 1, 2004
  Early Registration Feb.27, 2004
  Guaranteed Lodging Feb. 27, 2004

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Please access our web site at

  http://amath.colorado.edu/faculty/copper

or contact
  Cathy Lee
  FRSC
  1390 Claremont Drive
  Boulder, CO 80305    USA  303.554.1232

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Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2003 17:37:54 -0600 (CST)
From: Chaoqun Liu 
Subject: CTAC 2004 - FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS  

                             CTAC 2004

                        The 12th Biennial
              Computational Techniques and Applications
                     Conference and Workshops

                    September 27 - October 1, 2004

                     The University of Melbourne
                    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

             http://www.conferences.unimelb.edu.au/CTAC2004/

Contributed papers are currently being sought in the areas of
computational mathematics; development and application of numerical
algorithms; numerical modelling of scientific, technical and
industrial applications; high performance computing; and other
aspects of the computational sciences for presentation at the
conference.

The conference program will include keynote addresses from the
following Invited Speakers:

    Prof. Gary Leal, University of California at Santa Barbara
    (Computational Studies in Materials Research)
    Prof. Mark Cross, University of Greenwich
    (Perspective on the current status of CFD)
    Prof. Kevin Burrage, The University of Queensland
    (Models for Genetic Regulation and their Simulation)
    Dr Robert Anderssen, CSIRO
    (Inverse Problems)
    Prof. Chaoqun Liu, University of Texas at Arlington
    (High Performance Computation for DNS/LES)

Immediately following the three days (27-29 September) of invited and
contributed presentations there will be two days of workshops
(September 30  - October 1). The topics for the CTAC 2004 workshops
and contact information for their respective conveners are:

    Complex Fluids - Malcolm Davidson 
    Dispersed multiphase flows - Jiyuan Tu 
    High performance computing - Bill Appelbe 
    Molecular simulation - Steve Carnie 

A refereed proceedings will be published after the conference in the
Electronic Supplement of the ANZIAM Journal
(http://anziamj.austms.org.au/). Acceptance of papers for inclusion
in the proceedings will be determined by peer review.

DATES

    Abstracts for contributed talks due    May 31, 2004
    "Preprint" of complete paper due       September 13, 2004
    Conference                             September 27 - 29, 2004
    Workshops                              September 30 & October 1, 2004
    Final version of paper due             November 1, 2004
    Early registration discount            30th June, 2004

Further information, including registration information, the
registration form, and information on submitting abstracts, etc. is
available from the conference website:

          http://www.conferences.unimelb.edu.au/CTAC2004/

This site is continually updated as further information on CTAC 2004
becomes available.

If you have any questions regarding CTAC 2004, please contact:

Conference Management
Old Physcis Building
The University of Melbourne
Victoria, Australia
Phone: +61 3 8344 6389
Fax: +61 3 8344 6122
Email: ctac-2004@unimelb.edu.au

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Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2003 23:54:06 +0200
From: Dr. Theodore Simos 
Subject: ICNAAM 2004

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS
2004 (ICNAAM 2004), CHALKIS , GREECE , 10-14 SEPTEMBER 2004.
URL address: http://www.uop.gr/~icnaam/

The aim of ICNAAM 2004 is to bring together leading scientists of the
international Numerical & Applied Mathematics community and to attract
original research papers of very high quality. The topics to be covered
include (but are not limited to):  All the research areas of Numerical
Analysis and Computational Mathematics and all the research areas of
Applied Mathematics (see http://www.uop.gr/~icnaam/res8/aimscope.htm).

Chairmen and Organisers
Dr. T.E. Simos, Active Member of the European Academy of Sciences and
Arts and Corresponding Member of the European Academy of Sciences,
Department of Computer Science and Technology, Faculty of Sciences and
Technology, University of Peloponnese, Greece and Dr. Ch. Tsitouras ,
Technological Educational Institute of Chalkis, Greece .
Vice-Chairman:
Dr. G. Psihoyios, Anglia Polytechnic University , Cambridge , UK .
Scientific Committee
Prof. G. vanden Berghe, Belgium, Prof. P. E. Bjorstad, Norway, Prof. J.
Cash, UK, Prof. R. Cools, Belgium, Prof. A. Cuyt, Belgium, Prof. B.
Fischer, Germany, Prof. R. W. Freund, USA, Prof. I. Gladwell, USA, Prof.
B. Hendrickson, USA, Prof. A. Klar, Germany, Prof. W. F. Mitchell, USA,
Dr. T.E. Simos, Greece, Prof. W.Sproessig, Germany, Dr. Ch. Tsitouras,
Greece, Prof. G. Alistair Watson, UK.

Proceedings:  Extended abstracts will be published in a Special Volume
of Wiley-VCH. The journals in which selected Proceedings of ICNAAM 2004
will be published are: (i) Applied Numerical Analysis and Computational
Mathematics (ANACM) (Wiley-VCH). This is the official journal of
European Academy of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering
and (ii) Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences (Wiley & Sons).

Call for Sessions Workshops and Minisymposia: We invite proposals for
Sessions, Workshops or Minisymposia. Each session should have at least 6

paper presentations. For this session the organiser or his team can have

at most 2 papers. Each workshop or minisymposium should have at least 8
paper presentations. For this workshop or minisymposium the organiser or

his team can have at most 2 papers. The Session, Workshop or
Minisymposium organizer will be responsible for advertising the
workshop, reviewing and selecting the papers. The Session organisers
will have free registration in ICNAAM 2004. The Workshop or
Minisymposium organizers will have free registration and a participation

in the Accommodation. Papers accepted for Sessions, Workshops or
Minisymposia will be published in the Proceedings of ICNAAM 2004. After
the Conference the papers presented at the Sessions, Workshops or
Minisymposia will be considered for publication in the appropriate
journals.

Submission of Proposals
Proposals to organize Sessions, Workshops or Minisymposia should include

the following information: Title of the workshop
name, affiliation, mailing address and e-mail address of the proposer(s)

description of the topic of the session (not exceeding 100 words) a
short description on how the session will be advertised. The deadline
for proposal submission is January 15, 2004. Please send your proposal
to icnaam@uop.gr

Contact information: Secretary ICNAAM, E-mail: icnaam@uop.gr, Postal
Address: 26 Menelaou Street, Amfithea Paleon Faliron, GR-175 64, Athens,

Greece, Fax: +30210 94 20 091

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Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2003 23:28:14 +0800
From: qpguo 
Subject: DCABES2004, Sept 13th - 16th, 2004

                              CALL  FOR  PAPERS

    2004 International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Applications
                    to Business, Engineering, and Science
                      DCABES2004, Sept 13th - 16th, 2004

                    http://public.whut.edu.cn/DCABES2004/
                            http://www.dcabes.org

                        Wuhan University of Technology
                                Wuhan,  China

Dear Colleagues:
 
You are invited to submit an extended abstract and/or a proposal to organize a
technical session.  All accepted abstracts should be extended by the authors
to a full paper, which will be published as a book of proceedings to be
distributed at the conference.  Selected papers will also be considered for
journal publication soon after the Symposium.

IMPORTANT DATES

January 31st  2004 - Extended abstracts/draft papers (about 4 to 5 pages) and/or technical session proposals due.
February 29th  2004 - Notification of acceptance.
June 30th  2004 - Camera-Ready papers & early-registration due.
September 13th - 16th 2004 -  DCABES2004.Conference

Proposals to organize technical sessions should be submitted as soon as
possible.  All accepted papers are expected to be presented at the conference.

CONFERENCE CONTACT
        
Guo, Professor Qingping
Prof. of Computer Science & Engineering
Faculty of Information 
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
The Wuhan University of Technology
Yu Jia Tou Campus
Yu Jia Tou, Wuhan 430063
China
Tel: +86 (27) 62737045 (Mobile)
or +86 (27) 8655 4639
Fax: +86 (27) 8655 1172
Email 1: qpguo@public.wh.hb.cn
Email 2: qpguo@mail.whut.edu.cn
http://www.whut.edu.cn/english/index.html

LAI, Choi-Hong (BSc, PhD, FIMA, CMath, MBCS, CEng)
Reader in Scientific Computing 
University of Greenwich - Maritime Greenwich Campus
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London SE10 9LS, U K
Tel: +44 (20) 8331 8712
Fax: +44 (20) 8331 8665
Email: C.H.Lai@gre.ac.uk 
http://cms1.gre.ac.uk/
http://www.gre.ac.uk/

SCOPE OF DCABES2004

1. Distributed/Parallel applications 
o Computational methods in science and engineering. 
o Computational finance. 
o E-engineering and e-science applications. 
o E-commerce applications. 
o E-education applications. 
o Distributed agents.  
o Distributed multimedia. 
o Distributed databases. 
2. Distributed/Parallel algorithms
o Numerical parallel algorithms. 
o Non numerical parallel algorithms. 
o Algorithms exploiting distributed computing environment. 
o Performance assessment with computation/communication complex analysis. 
o Distributed/parallel algorithms in image and vision processing.  
o geometric modelling, and fractals. 
o Compression and decompression for multimedia applications. 
3. Grid Computing
o Infrastructure of Grid Computing. 
o Grid computing platforms and tools. 
o Grid Software and Middleware. 
o Grid computing applications. 
o New technologies and developments in computer networking 
4. System Architectures
o Real-time embedded systems for business, engineering, and sciences. 
o Distributed information systems for business, engineering, and sciences. 
o Web resources management and system design for e-science and e-engineering. 
o Web performance analysis for business, engineering and sciences. 
5. Software tools and environments for distributed or parallel    platform
o Use of MPI, PVM, Java Platforms for web-based simulation and computing. 
o Tools and platforms for E-education. 
o Tools and platforms for E-business. 
o Web browser and search engine design 
o Mobile agents and computing. 
 
EXTENDED ABSTRACTS/DRAFT PAPERS

Abstracts or draft papers of 4 to 5 pages should be submitted to Professor Guo
using the email address qpguo@public.wh.hb.cn.
Deadline for abstracts:  31st January, 2004.

PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING TECHNICAL SESSIONS

Each technical session should have no less than 3 paper presentations.  The
session chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their sessions,
including soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting.

Proposals to organize technical sessions should include the following
information:  name and postal and email addresses of the proposer, title of
the session, a 200-word description of the topic of the session, and a short
description on how the session will be advertised (in most cases, session
proposers solicit papers from colleagues and researchers whose work is known
to the session proposer).

E-mail your proposal to Professor Guo at qpguo@public.wh.hb.cn.  
Deadline  for technical session proposals: 31st January, 2004.

PROPOSAL FOR EXHIBITION

An exhibition is planned for the duration of the Symposium.  We have reserved
more than 20 exhibition stands.  Computer vendors, software developers and
publishers who are interested to exhibit at the Symposium should contact
Thomas Tusi (tomtsui@cuhk.edu.hk) or Professor Guo (qpguo@public.wh.hb.cn).

All exhibitors will be considered to be co-sponsors of the Symposium.

EVALUATION PROCESS
 
Acceptance of extended abstracts is based on originality, significance,
clarity, soundness and relevance to the Symposium.  Notification of acceptance
of abstracts will be given on February 29th , 2004.  Each paper will be
reviewed by three researchers working in the appropriate area.

Full papers are to be submitted in Camera-Ready form on/before June 30th 2004.

PUBLICATION

The Symposium Proceedings will be published by Wuhan University of Technology
with ISBN reference.  Hardcopies of the Proceedings will be available at the
Symposium site.

Selected papers will be published after the Symposium in appropriate journals
as Special Issues.  Tentative arrangements have been made to 'Scientific
Programming and 'Computers and Mathematics with Applications

LOCATION OF THE SYMPOSIUM

The Symposium will be held at the Yu Jia Tou Campus of Wuhan University of
Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China.  Wuhan situates on the central Yangtze River
is a strategic military position in historical China.  Details of the campus
and the conference venue will be available later in a dedicated DCABES2004
website.
 
Steering Committee

Guo, Professor Q.P. (Co-Chair)
Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China
Lai, Dr. C.-H. (Co-Chair)
University of Greenwich, UK
Tsui, Thomas
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Xu, Professor W.
Southern Yangtze University, Wuxi, China
Zhang, Professor J.
University of Kentucky, USA

Scientific Committee 

Cai, Professor X.-C.                   
University of Colorado, Boulder, U.S.A.
Cao, Professor J.W.                   
Research and Development Centre for Parallel Algorithms and Software, Beijing,
China
Chi, Professor X.B.                   
Academia Sinica, Beijing, China
Guo, Professor Q.P. 
Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China
Ho, Dr. P. T.
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Jesshope, Professor C.
University of Hull, UK
Kang, Professor L.S. 
Wuhan University, China
Keyes, Professor D.E.
Columbia University, USA
Lai, Dr. C.-H.
University of Greenwich, UK
Lee, Dr. John 
Hong Kong Polytechnic, Hong Kong, China
Liddell, Professor H. M.
Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Lin, Dr. H.X.
Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands
Lin, Dr. P.
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Loo, Dr. Alfred 
Hong Kong Lingnan University, Hong Kong, China
Ng, Dr. Michael
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Sun, Professor J.
Academia Sinica, Beijing, China
Tsui, Mr.Thomas
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Xu, Professor W.
Southern Yangtze University, Wuxi, China
Zhang, Professor J.
University of Kentucky, USA

Local Organising Committee

Zhou, Professor  Z.D. (Honorary Chair)
President of Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China
Guo, Professor Q.P. (Chair)
Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China
Zhong, Processor L. (Co-Chair)
Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China
Chen, Professor J.S.
Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China
Kang, Professor L.S. 
Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
King, Professor Hai
Hua Zhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
Liu, Professor  Q.
Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China
Lu, Professor J.G.
South Central China Nationality University
Tan, Professor L.S.     
Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China
Zeng, Professor C.N.
Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China

Sponsors

Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China
Hua Zhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
South Central China Nationality University
Southern Yangtze University, Wuxi, China
Wuhan University, Wuhan, China 
Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China
Hubei Computer Association, China
The NPCS, National Parallel Computing Specialty Committee of China
Sun Microsystems (Hong Kong Headquarter)

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