NA Digest Sunday, July 6, 2008 Volume 08 : Issue 27

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From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2008 18:35:32 -0400
Subject: New book, Numerical Methods for Evolutionary Differential Equations

Announcing the June 26, 2008 publication from SIAM of:

Numerical Methods for Evolutionary Differential Equations, by Uri M. Ascher

2008 / xiv + 395 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-0-898716-52-8 /
List Price $79.00 / SIAM Member Price $55.30 / Order Code CS05

Methods for the numerical simulation of dynamic mathematical models have
been the focus of intensive research for well over 60 years, and the demand
for better and more efficient methods has grown as the range of applications
has increased. This textbook develops, analyzes, and applies numerical
methods for evolutionary, or time-dependent, differential problems, bridging
theory and practice by developing algorithms, concepts, and analysis from
basic principles.

This textbook is suitable for researchers and graduate students from a
variety of fields including computer science, applied mathematics, physics,
earth and ocean sciences, and various engineering disciplines.

To order or for more information, please visit


From: JochenFrhlich <>
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2008 08:15:21 -0400
Subject: Short course on computation of turbulent flows, Germany, Sep 2008

The short course

"Berechnung turbulenter Strömungen in Forschung und Praxis"

has been held for many years in Karlsruhe, initiated and organized
by Wolfgang Rodi.
In 2006, I took over the organization, and this course will now
take place in Dresden, 22.-24.9.2008.

The course language is German.

Please find complete information under

Looking forward to meeting you in Dresden.

Jochen Fröhlich


From: Jan-Philipp Weiss <>
Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2008 19:45:20 +0200
Subject: High-perf. and Hardware-aware Comp. (HipHaC), Italy, Nov 2008

CALL FOR PAPERS: First International Workshop on

New Frontiers in High-performance and Hardware-aware Computing (HipHaC'08)

to be held in conjunction with the 41st Annual IEEE/ACM
International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO-41)

November 8, 2008, Lake Como, Italy

This workshop aims at combining new aspects of parallel, heterogeneous, and
reconfigurable microprocessor technologies with concepts of
high-performance computing and, particularly, numerical solution methods.
Topics of interest for workshop submissions include (but are not limited

- Emerging hardware architectures (Multicores, Cell BE, GPUs, FPGAs, ...)
- High-performance heterogeneous, adaptive, and reconfigurable architectures
- Parallelization strategies in hybrid and hierarchical setups
- Hardware-aware computing and code optimization strategies
- Virtualization and software layers for heterogeneous and reconfigurable
platforms freeing programmers from dedicated hardware knowledge
- Architecture-aware approaches for parallel numerical applications,
implementation, and algorithm design
- Programming models, compiler techniques, and code optimization strategies
for parallel systems
- Autotuning concepts and run-time adaptivity
- Practice and experience of multicore programming
- Performance evaluation of scientific applications on emerging hardware
- Tools for design, programming, and optimization

Workshop organizers: Rainer Buchty and Jan-Philipp Weiss, KIT, Germany

Paper submission: September 1, 2008 (

For further information please visit and


From: Benoit COLSON <>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 04:10:52 -0400
Subject: R&D Engineer (Structural optimization) Position at SAMTECH HQ, Belgium

SAMTECH ( has more than 20 years of experience in the
development of software packages dedicated to virtual prototyping, finite
element structural analysis and multidisciplinary optimization.
Throughout its history, SAMTECH has built strong links in the aeronautic and
space systems industries.
In a group of more than 200 employees, SAMTECH also provides service
activities such as customer support hot-line, training, custom software
developments, engineering studies and consultancy services.

To join our team at the head office in Angleur (Liège), Belgium, we are
seeking a talented professional for the following position:

R&D Engineer (Structural Optimization)

The proposed task consists of research and development activities within
BOSS quattro, the multidisciplinary optimization platform of SAMTECH,
including the implementation of new optimization techniques and improving
existing algorithms. Most applications are in the field of aeronautical
structural optimization.
The candidate must hold a PhD in applied mathematics, structural
optimization, structure mechanics or equivalent.
He/She must have a strong background in numerical methods of optimization
and simulation, as well as computer programming skills (FORTRAN and/or C++).
A strong experience with gradient-based methods (SQP, SCP ...), 0-order
methods (derivative-free optimization, surrogate-based optimization), large-
scale optimization and/or robust optimization is a plus.
The candidate must be fluent in English and French and have good
communication skills.

Send application letter and CV to


From: Marcus Mohr <>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2008 10:46:43 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: Job opportunity at Total in France

Numerical Methods Specialist for Geosciences (Exploration-Production)

You've got the skills and talent, we've got the energy.

Total is a global oil and gas producer and provider with 100,000 employees in
more than 130 countries worldwide. We deploy our technological expertise and
capabilities to help meet world energy demand for current and future
generations. We are also a world-class chemical manufacturer.

Numerical Methods specialist for Geosciences (Exploration-Production)
France - Pau

At a later stage the candidate will possibly be assigned internationally.

Today's Geoscience technology in TOTAL is strongly committed to seismic imaging
and hydrocarbon reservoir dynamic flow simulation. These techniques rely on a
very high mathematical and numerical content which are implemented into the
High Performance Computing hardware available on the market today using
efficient algorithms, adapted modeling and optimized data processing tools.

The position is aimed at

* Further expanding TOTAL numerical computation skills in view of
maintaining its leading edge amongst the major oil companies in
particular the sensitive domain of seismic imaging and reservoir flow
* Improving optimized numerical methodology based on recent scientific and
technological advances in the computing domain, mainly in HPC.

Main activities

* To work in close collaboration with the TOTAL geoscientist community in
order to be aware of the technical issues faced by the R&D and
Operations teams.
* To identify the challenges specific to the HPC. To translate these into
technology developments.
* To build and to optimize the algorithms required by seismic processing
and reservoir flow simulation. To implement these, in particular into
the HPC systems.
* To contribute with the integration of non proprietary codes into TOTAL
suite of tools.
* To contribute with the industrialization of TOTAL R&D proprietary codes.
* At a later stage of their career, to pilot and coordinate the future
scientific IT developments carried out by TOTAL in the geosciences

Required skills

PhD with a significant level of applied mathematics and scientific computation
Experience in scientific computation applied to geosciences (Geophysics, Image
processing, fluid mechanics, thermodynamic...) is appreciated.

Knowledge required

* Applied mathematics
* Equation solving numerical methods
* Strong knowledge of the HPC environment
* Scientific computation tools and technics (Algorithms, MPP programming
languages, grid computing, ...)

Experience : Minimum 3 years

Pragmatism, initiative and good communication skills. Team work experience
required. Sense of innovation.

To apply, go to or write to Total, Recruitment
Department, 2 Place de la Coupole, 92078 Paris-La Défense Cedex, France.


Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2008 05:55:13 +0000
Subject: Contents, International Journal of Math and Computer Science 3(2), 2008

International Journal of Math and Computer Science
Contents of Vol. 3, No. 2, 2008 (Special Issue: Evolving Computer Science

1) Chatchawin Namman, Anirach Mingkhwan, Omar Abuelma'atti,
Madjid Merabti, The Flexible Service Composition Framework for Networked

2) Driss Guerchi, Harmain M. Harmain, Tamer Rabie, Emad~Eldin~Mohamed,
Speech secrecy: An FFT-based approach

3) Saad Harous, Djamila Mechta, Mahieddine Djoudi, Amel Douar,
Agent-Based Approach for Designing and implementing a Virtual Laboratory

4) Mohammad Amin Rigi, Amin Milani Fard, Mohammad -R. Akbarzadeh-T.,
Finding Optimal Grid Dimension for Partitioning Linguistic Variables of
Fuzzy Concepts


From: Claude Brezinski <>
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 09:48:00 +0200
Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms

Volume 48 Number 1-3 of Numerical Algorithms is now available on the
SpringerLink web site.
It contains the following papers:

Multivariate approximation: theory and applications. An overview
Carl Boor, Christian Gout, Angela Kunoth, Christophe Rabut
Pages 1 - 9

Tight frames generated by finite nonabelian groups
Richard Vale, Shayne Waldron
Pages 11 - 27

Isotropic umbrella based triangulation of regular parametric surfaces
Victoria Hernadez-Mederos, Pedro L. Agel, Jorge Estrada-Sarlabous
Pages 29 - 47

Restoration of images with rotated shapes
S. Setzer, G. Steidl, T. Teuber
Pages 49 - 66

Approximation of surfaces with fault(s) and/or rapidly varying data, using
a segmentation process, Dm -splines and the finite element method
C. Gout, C. Guyader, L. Romani, A.-G. Saint-Guirons
Pages 67 - 92

Barycentric coordinates for Lagrange interpolation over lattices on a simplex
Gaser Jaklic, Jernej Kozak, Marjeta Krajnc, Vito Vitrih, Emil Zgar
Pages 93 - 104

Geodesic active contour under geometrical conditions: theory and 3D
Carole Guyader, Christian Gout
Pages 105 - 133

Polyharmonic multiresolution analysis: an overview and some new results
Christophe Rabut, Milvia Rossini
Pages 135 - 160

A wavelet-based nested iteration­inexact conjugate gradient algorithm for
adaptively solving elliptic PDEs
Carsten Burstedde, Angela Kunoth
Page 161 - 188

Generalized fast marching method: applications to image segmentation
Nicolas Forcadel, Carole Guyader, Christian Gout
Pages 189 - 211

A walk through energy, discrepancy, numerical integration and group
invariant measures on measurable subsets of euclidean space
S. B. Damelin
Pages 213 - 235

Computing bivariate splines in scattered data fitting and the
finite-element method
Larry L. Schumaker
Pages 237 - 260

Analysis of some bivariate non-linear interpolatory subdivision schemes
Karine Dadourian, Jacques Liandrat
Pages 261 - 278

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