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From: Mo Mu <>
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1993 15:16:53 +0800
Subject: First Asian CFD Conference

First Announcement for
First Asian Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference
16-19 January, 1995
Sponsor: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Location: Hong Kong


newly developed schemes and algorithms, incompressible flows,
compressible flows, hypersonic flows and rarefied gas flows,
turbulent flow computation, transition and modelling, reacting flows,
multi-phase flows, meteorology and oceanography,
applications to aeronautics and astronautics,
applications to structural, civil and environmental engineering,
finite element methods, unstructured grid scheme
parallel computation in computational fluid dynamics.


Conference Secretary, Department of Mathematics,
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Fax (852)-358-1643, Email: asiacfd@usthk.bitnet

Abstract deadline: 15 April, 1994


From: Demetri <>
Date: Wed, 8 DEC 93 17:47 GMT
Subject: Hellenic Mathematical Society

First Announcement and Call for Papers

H E R M I S ' 9 4
(Hellenic-European Research on Mathematics and InformaticS)
September 22 - 24, 1994, Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens

The main theme within the Conference will be Computer Mathematics and its
applications and special emphasis will be given to Computational Mathematics,
Operational Research and Statistics, Mathematics in Economic Science.

Hellenic Ministries of Education and Culture, Athens University of Economics

The 2nd Hellenic/European Conference on Mathematics and Informatics
(HERMIS '94) will be hosted by the Athens University of Economics and Business
(Department of Informatics) located in Athens, Greece.

Invited Speakers of HERMIS '94

International authorities, well-known Academicians and Professors have
been invited to talk on the most recent advances on subjects that are included
in the Conference programme. The following distinguished scientists have
accepted so far to talk on related subjects of their speciality:

Professor G.H. GOLUB, Member of National Academy of Sciences,
Department of Computer Science, Stanford University, USA
Professor A. SAMEH, Department of Computer Science, University of Minnesota
and Center for supercomputing R&D, University of Illinois, USA
Professor L.M. DELVES, Department of Statistics and Computational Mathematics
Institute ASC, University of Liverpool, England
Professor G.I. MARCHUK, Academician, President of the CIS Academy of
Sciences, Moscow, CIS
Professor M. GROSS, Laboratoire d'Automatique Documentaire et Linguistique,
University of Paris VII, Paris, France
Professor V.I. AGOSHKOV, Department of Mathematics, University of Moscow,
Moscow, CIS
Professor Dr. H. USZKOREIT, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Saarbrucken, Germany


Those who are interested in participating with oral presentation in the
HERMIS '94 Conference are invited to submit three copies of an extended
abstract not over 3 typed pages (A4 with 1.5 spacing) including figures. The
abstract may include the basic ideas, methodologies and the results of the
work that is going to be presented. Emphasis will be given to papers that are
relevant to Computer Mathematics and its Applications, especially in the
following areas: Computational Mathematics, Operational Research and
Statistics, Mathematics in Economic Sciences. Papers in the areas of
Data-Bases, Applications of AI to systems and computation, Expert Systems in
Numerical Computing, Computer Networks are also to be considered.

The HERMIS '94 Congress will include several related topics that will
make the Conference of interest to a wide audience of Mathematicians, Computer
Scientists, Economists and many others who wish to become acquainted with the
underlying ideas, concepts and potential applications of the scientific
subjects. The papers presented at the Conference will be published, subject to
refereeing, in the Proceedings of the HERMIS '94 Conference by HMS. The
current plan is to publish post-conference Transactions. Details about the
more formal Transactions, to be published at a later date, may be obtained
from Prof. E.A. Lipitakis, Dept. of Informatics, Athens University of
Economics & Business, 76 patision str., Athens 104 34, Hellas.

Important Dates
Submission of Abstracts: March 21, 1994
Notification of acceptance: April 22, 1994
Camera-ready Manuscripts: June 30, 1994

The submitted abstracts and manuscripts should be sent to the HERMIS '94
scientific programme committee:

Department of Informatics
Athens University of Economics and Business
76 Patision Street
Athens 104 34, HELLAS
FAX No: (01) 82 62 204 / (01) 36 41 025


From: Karen Hahn <>
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 93 10:11:31 EST
Subject: IMACS Turbulence Workshop

Second Announcement
(theoretical and computational aspects of)

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
February 10-11, 1994

In order for CFD to get to new levels of usefulness to industry, there
is a need for better turbulence models for high Re flows. An honest
appraisal by industry on needs, and a similar word by academia and
researchers at national labs on what can be done now is probably
necessary. The workshop will deal with the numerical analysis and CFD
algorithms that could bridge the gap, and will include those aspects
of turbulence theory that have relevance to modeling used in
simulation. Topics to include: Modeling, Non-equilibrium Turbulence,
Spectral and High Order Methods, Adaptive Grids, Lagrangian Methods,
Ocean Dynamics.

Organized by the IMACS Technical Committee on Computational Fluid Dynamics
and Rutgers University

Organizing Committee: Prof. R. Pelz (Rutgers University)
Dr. R. Agarwal (McDonnell Douglas Aerospace)

LIST OF SPEAKERS (tentative): R. Agarwal (McDonnell Douglas
Aerospace), G. Berkooz (Cornell Univ.), M. Deville (EPFL -
Switzerland), D. Fishelov (Hebrew Univ.), R. Krasny (U. of Michigan),
J. Lee (Wright-Patterson AFB), A. Majda (Princeton Univ.), J. Morrison
(NASA), R. Pelz (Rutgers Univ.),
B. Turkington (Univ. of Massachusetts), E. Weinan (IAS, Princeton),
N. Zabusky (Rutgers Univ.), M. Zelman (Rutgers Univ.)

To register or for further information contact:

IMACS Turbulence Workshop
c/o Karen A. Hahn
Department of Computer Science
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
e-mail: / FAX: 908-932-0537


From: Daniel Baltzer <>
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1993 15:51:41 +0100
Subject: Special Issues of Advances in Computational Mathematics

Call for Papers:

The journal Advances in Computational Mathematics would like to announce a
special issue which is to be concerned with practical and theoretical
aspects of multiscale techniques.

Advances in Computational Mathematics is a new journal devoted to all
aspects of computational mathematics, including basic theory, applications,
algorithms and software. The journal is published by Baltzer Publishing
from Basel, Switzerland, and currently has more than forty members on its
editorial board, representing all areas of computational mathematics. John
Mason of the Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham, UK, and Charles
A. Micchelli of T.J. Watson IBM Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA
serve as editors-in-chief.

Multigrid algorithms and multilevel methods are very prominent and perhaps
the most important recently developed concepts in a central area of
computational mathematics, namely the numerical treatment of partial
differential equations. The concept of wavelets arose from rather different
sources but turns out to be closely related. In fact, while wavelets have
found their primary applications in signal processing, image analysis and
data compression, recent investigations indicate their promising potential
for the numerical treatment of operator equations as well.
Summarizing all these techniques under the term multiscale techniques is
perhaps justified by their many common features. Their enormous overall
impact on computational mathematics as well as perpetually fruitful
feedback between applications, theory and development of tools make it an
excellent topic for a special issue of a journal with the above profile
which we hope could help synthesizing the ideas, aspects and directions of

Therefore we cordially invite you to submit high quality, unpublished
manuscripts on any mathematical or algorithmic aspect of multiscale
techniques and their applications. We particularly welcome manuscripts on
wavelet and multiscale techniques for the numerical treatment of operator
equations, fast numerical linear algebra, inverse problems and statistics
or applications to geometric modelling.

All submitted papers will undergo the usual process of peer review. We hope
to publish a large number of submissions and will strive to ensure that
each paper receives careful and prompt consideration.

If you would like to submit a paper to this special issue please send three
copies of the manuscript to:

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Dahmen,
Guest Editor, Special Issue on Multiscale Techniques,
Institut fur Geometrie und Praktische Mathematik,
RWTH Aachen,
Templergraben 55,
52056 Aachen,

The deadline for submissions is June 30, 1994. We anticipate that the
special issue will appear early in 1995. A free sample copy of Advances in
Computational Mathematics containing 'instructions to authors' is available


Wolfgang Dahmen
J.C. Baltzer AG, Science Publishers
Asterweg 1A
1031 HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands
tel. +31-20-637 0061
fax. +31-20-632 3651


From: Chih Chang <>
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1993 15:45:58 +0800
Subject: Position at Tsing Hua University

Institute of Applied Mathematics
Tsing Hua University
Hsin-Chu, Taiwan

Applications are invited for a position at the associate
professor or full professor level begining August 1, 1994.
Fields of special interest include numerical analysis,
differential equations, probability theory, mathematical
programming and game theory.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae (including
publications) and three letters of recommendation directly
Professor Chih Chang, Director
Institute of Applied Mathematics
National Tsing Hua University
Hsin-Chu, Taiwan, R.O.C.

On March 1, 1994, we will begin the review of applicants
from the pool of complete applications.


From: Floyd Hanson <>
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 93 22:27:33 -0600
Subject: Department Head at University of Illinois at Chicago


The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at the
University of Illinois at Chicago seeks applicants for the position of Head.
The Department enjoys an AMS Group I classification, and has 68 faculty and
over 200 graduate students. Major research programs include applied
mathematics, mathematical computer science, mathematics education,
probability and statistics, and pure mathematics. Located in the heart of
Chicago, UIC is a research university with 16,000 undergraduate, 5,000
graduate, and 3,000 professional students.

The Head is the chief administrative officer of the Department, with
responsibility for instructional programs, administrative, budgetary,
promotion, and recruitment matters. The Head is expected to provide
leadership in the further development of research, teaching, and public
service. The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate and be
eligible for appointment at the rank of full professor. A strong record in
research and university teaching, a demonstrated commitment to equality of
opportunity, and substantial leadership and organizational skills are
required. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
The desired appointment date is August 21, 1994.

Applications should be received by February 1, 1994 to receive full
consideration, although the search will proceed until the position is filled.
Materials, including a full curriculum vitae and names and addresses of four
references, should be directed to:

Professor Vera Pless
Search Committee for Department Head
c/o College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, m/c 228
The University of Illinois at Chicago
601 South Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607-7104

UIC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


From: Steven F. Ashby <>
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 93 16:40:13 PST
Subject: Positions at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Postdoctoral Positions
Center for Computational Sciences & Engineering
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

The Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering at Lawrence
Livermore National Laboratory was established in November 1993 to
promote the development of numerical methods on massively parallel
computers in support of industrial applications. The Center is
presently conducting research in a variety of areas, including flow
through porous media, combustion modeling, computational fluid
dynamics, transport modeling, and Tokamak fusion modeling. In
addition, researchers in the Center conduct basic research in
numerical methods, with emphasis on large linear and nonlinear systems
of equations, differential equations, and parallel computing. CCSE
scientists have access to a variety of DOE computing resources,
including conventional vector supercomputers and massively parallel
computing platforms.

The CCSE has immediate openings for qualified postdoctoral candidates
in computational mathematics and scientific computing who have an
interest in applying their expertise to the modeling of groundwater
flow and contaminant migration in three-dimensional porous media. The
researcher is expected to help design algorithms for this application
and implement them on massively parallel computers. He or she will be
part of an interdisciplinary team consisting of CCSE scientists and
industrial collaborators as part of a new technology transfer effort
with the IT Corporation. Postdocs also are expected to pursue
independent (but complimentary) research interests. This position
offers outstanding opportunities for career development.

The successful applicant will have a recent PhD in computational
mathematics or scientific computing. A strong background in
applications and parallel computing is desirable, as is some
experience in scientific visualization. The appointment is for one
year, renewable for up to three years. It includes an extremely
competitive salary, travel support, full health and retirement
benefits, and moving expenses. Applicants should send a resume to:

Molly Dougan
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
P.O. Box 808, L-308, Department E
Livermore, CA 94551

For further information, please contact Steven Ashby (

LLNL is an M/F/D/V employer located in the Livermore Valley of
Northern California. Minorities and women are especially encouraged
to applied. U.S. citizenship is preferred.


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