NA Digest Monday, June 23, 2008 Volume 08 : Issue 25

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From: Stefan Becuwe <>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 17:20:29 -0400
Subject: New Book: Handbook of Continued fractions for Special functions

New Book: Handbook of Continued fractions for Special functions.
(Springer Verlag, ISBN 978-1-4020-6948-2)

Authors: A. Cuyt, V. Brevik Petersen, B. Verdonk, H. Waadeland, W.B. Jones

Special functions are pervasive in all fields of science. The most
well-known application areas are in physics, engineering, chemistry,
computer science and statistics. Because of their importance, several books
and websites and a large collection of papers are devoted to these

Of the standard work on the subject, the "Handbook of mathematical functions
with formulas, graphs and mathematical tables" edited by Milton Abramowitz
and Irene Stegun, the American National Institute of Standards and
claims to have sold over 700 000 copies (over 150 000 directly and more
than fourfold that number through commercial publishers)!

But so far no project has been devoted to the systematic study of
continued fraction representations for these functions. This handbook is
the result of such an endeavour. We emphasise that only 10% of the continued
fractions contained in the new handbook, can also be found in the Abramowitz
and Stegun project or at special functions websites! And it remains a
recommended addition to the NIST revision "Digital library of special

At several symbolic and numeric computing capabilities
developed in the wake of the new handbook are offered. Among other things,
handbook readers can dynamically recompute the handbook tables, to
satisfy their personal needs. Also all series and continued fraction
representations listed in the handbook are made available in a Maple


From: "Suhrit K. Dey" <>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 14:58:48 -0400
Subject: Intl Conf on Applied Modeling and Info Security Systems, Illinois, Oct 2008

We are organizing an International Conference on Applied Modeling &
Information Security Systems here at Eastern Illinois University in Oct.

The dates are : Oct. 10 ( Friday ) , 11 ( Saturday ) and 12 ( Sunday ).

We will honor Dr.Joe F. Thompson an outstanding scientist from Mississippi
State University.

Applied Mathematical / Computational Models from all areas of Scientific
studies will be presented here. Some of these are:

Computational Flow Models, Health & Environmental Studies, High Speed
Parallel Computations, Medical / Computer Imaging in Bioscience, Dynamic
Multidimensional Computer Simulations .

A special topic is: Information Security Systems.

We have a number of excellent speakers from NASA, NAVY, and many other
research institutes and universities.

Our website is:

The deadline for submitting articles is : Sept. 15th , 2008

Please contact : S.K.Dey ( Chairman of the Conf. )
or P.G.Andrews ( Co-Chair,, J.K.Koontz ( Co-
Chair , ) or
Anjan Sen ( Co-Chair, )


From: Priscilla Tse <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 23:55:43 -0400
Subject: Intl Conf on Scientific Computation and DEQs (SciCADE), Beijing, May 2009

First Announcement of 2009 International Conference on Scientific
Computation and Differential Equations (SciCADE09)
Beijing Friendship Hotel, Beijing, China
May 25-29, 2009

This meeting is concerned with scientific computing involving the numerical
methods for
* Ordinary differential equations
* Partial differential equations
* Differential algebraic equations
* Stochastic differential equations
* Dynamical systems
and more.

Plenary speakers for SciCADE09 include:
* Zhiming Chen (AMSS, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
* Eldad Haber (Emory University, USA)
* Arieh Iserles (University of Cambridge, UK)
* Pingbing Ming (AMSS, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
* Alexander Ostermann (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
* Eric vanden Eijnden (Courant Institute, NYU)
* Haomin Zhou (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

New Talent Award:
We invite applicants to submit their papers to be considered for the New
Talent Award. The winner of the best paper will be invited to give a plenary
talk at SciCADE09 in Beijing. For eligibility and submission guidelines
please check our website.

J. Butcher Award:
The John Butcher Award has been established in recognition of JohnӮs long
and productive career in numerical analysis. This award is for the best
student talk in SciCADE. More information concerning the application process
will be announced shortly on our website.


From: "Fidel E. Hernandez" <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 11:00:15 -0400
Subject: Special Issue "SP and Mechanical Systems Diagnosis" Hindawi Journal

"Statistical Signal Processing and Mechanical Systems Diagnosis", Special
Issue of Advances on Acoustics and Vibration Journal (Hindawi Corp.)

Call for Papers:
By monitoring the energy coming from mechanical systems (e.g., acoustics
and vibration emission) it is possible to estimate not only actual
condition but also future behavior of the machine. Problems involved on
diagnosis via acoustics and vibration monitoring reside in time-varying
nature of measured signals, complexity of the vibration pattern of
defective mechanical components, interference of random signals and
sources of acoustics and vibration emission, etc. Then, Statistical Signal
Processing Techniques (SSPT) are more and more applied and developed in
order to attain a more accurate machine condition monitoring.

SSPT applied on machine condition monitoring can be classified into:
- Preprocessing techniques (for signal conditioning, such as filtering
and deconvolution techniques, genetic algorithms applications, etc.)
- Feature extraction techniques (temporal and spectral analysis, envelope
detection, higher-order statistical and cyclostationary processing,
time-frequency analysis, etc.)
- Condition classification techniques (artificial neural network
applications, expert systems, fuzzy logic, etc.)
Spectral analysis emerges as the signal processing technique more used for
machine fault detection. However, nonlinearity and nonstationationarity
properties of acoustics and vibration signal emitted by certain mechanical
components, and the challenge of estimating low magnitude signal
properties at noise environments, have led to the application of advanced
signal processing techniques such as time-frequency analysis, higher-order
statistical processing, cyclostationary analysis, etc.

Recognizing the growing importance of and interest in effective
application of signal processing techniques on machine diagnosis,
Hindawi’s Journal on Advances on Acoustics and Vibration will devote a
special issue to innovative research papers in advanced statistical
acoustics and vibration analysis for machine condition monitoring.

Topics of interest involve not only those techniques included in the SSPT
classification, but also their practical implementation (algorithm
optimization, hardware implementation, embedded systems, etc.).

Submission of contributions:
Authors should follow the Advances in Acoustics and Vibration manuscript
format described at the journal's site Prospective authors should submit an
electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal's
Manuscript Tracking System at

Key dates:
Manuscript Due: 1 July 2008
First Round of Reviews: 1 October 2008
Publication Date: 1 January 2009

Advances in Acoustics and Vibration is an Open Access journal published by
Hindawi Publishing Corporation. Hindawi is a large worldwide publisher,
which publishes a number of books and 80 peer-reviewed open access
journals covering several areas in Engineering, Life Sciences,
Mathematics, and Physical Sciences.

Guest editors:
- Aitzol Iturrospe, Puntiaga Technologies, Spain;
- Juan R. Rodrķguez, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of
Pinar del Rio, Cuba;
- Fidel E. Hernandez, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of
Pinar del Rio, Cuba;

Hindawi Publishing Corporation


From: Annalisa Buffa <>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 16:38:06 +0200
Subject: Post-Doc Positions in NA at IMATI (Pavia) Italy

Applications are invited for four Post-Doctoral Positions
at CNR-IMATI in Pavia. The fellows will work within the project:

GeoPDEs - Innovative compatible discretization techniques for
Partial Differential Equations

funded by the European Research Council as a Starting
Independent Research Grant.

The principal investigator for this project is
Dr. Annalisa Buffa (

For further details visit the project website:
Inquiries about this opening should be directed


From: Romas Baronas <>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 08:50:37 +0300
Subject: Contents, Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control

Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control, ISSN 1392-5113,
Volume 13, Number 2, 2008

A free on-line edition is available at:


Vector Additive Decomposition for 2D Fractional Diffusion Equation, pp.
N. Abrashina-Zhadaeva, N. Romanova.

Existence Theorems for Some Classes of Boundary Value Problems Involving
the P(X)-Laplacian, pp.145-158,
Ionica Andrei.

A Two-Dimentional Discrete Limit Theorem in the Space of Analytic
Functions for Mellin Transforms of the Riemann Zeta-Function, pp. 159-167,
V. Balinskaitė, A. Laurinčikas.

Transient Mixed Convection Flow of a Second-Grade Visco-Elastic Fluid
over a Vertical Surface, pp. 169-179,
R.A. Damseh, A.S. Shatnawi, A.J. Chamkha, H.M. Duwairi.

Stokes' Problems for an Incompressible Couple Stress Fluid, pp. 181-190,
M. Devakar, T.K.V. Iyengar.

Numerical Simulation of Electrochemical Processes at a Tubular
Electrode. Application to Spectroscopy, pp. 191-199,
O.V. Klymenko, J. Kulys.

Fuzzy Hammerstein Model of Nonlinear Plant, pp. 201-212,
R. Liutkevičius.

Conjugate Heat Transfer for a Vertical Flat Plate with Heat Generation
Effect, pp. 213-223,
A.A. Mamun, Z.R. Chowdhury, M.A. Azim, M.A. Maleque.

The Dynamics of Food Web Model with Defensive Switching Property, pp.
R.K. Naji, I.H. Kasim.

Analogue Electrical Circuit for Simulation of the Duffing-Holmes
Equation, pp. 241-252,
Tamaseviciutė, A. Tamasevicius, G. Mykolaitis, S. Bumeliene, E. Lindberg.

Chaos Synchronization Using Active Control and Backstepping Control: A
Comparative Analysis, pp. 253-261,
U.E. Vincent.

For a paper submission, please refer to

Dr. Romas Baronas, Journal Secretary,
Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control

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