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Meeting Themes


Internet computing
 Algorithms for data and information retrieval
 Nonlinear algebra for large systems
 Mathematical science opportunities in industry
 Knowledge discovery
 Numerical linear algebra
 Wavelets
 Mathematical biology
 PDE's and control of PDE's
 Applications of linear algebra

Invited Plenary Speakers
SIAM and the Organizing
Committee for the meeting are proud to announce that the
following scientists and mathematicians have accepted their
invitations to give plenary presentations at the Annual Meeting.
 James
W. Demmel, University of California, Berkeley
 (Title to be announced)
 Joan Feigenbaum,
AT&T Laboratories, Research
 Massive Graphics: Algorithms, Applications, and
Open Problems;
 Susan Friedlander, University of Illinois, Chicago
 Instabilities in Fluid Motion;
 Christopher
R. Johnson, University of Utah
 Interactive Simulation and Visualization:
Applications to LargeScale Computational Problems
 Stephane
Mallat, Courant Institute of Mathematical Scienes, New York
University; and Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France
 Image Processing With Sparse Representations
 Herbert
S. Wilf, University of Pennsylvania
 Asymptotic
Oscillations and Binary Partitions of Integers
 LaiSang
Young, University of California, Los Angeles
 Stochastic Behavior in Deterministic Dynamical Systems
The following plenary speakers will give their
presentations to a joint session of the Sixth
SIAM Conference on Optimization and the
Annual Meeting:
 David E. Keyes, Old Dominion University and
ICASENASA Langley Research
 Krylov, Lagrange, Newton and Schwarz: Combinations
and Permutations
 Olvi L. Mangasarian, University of Wisconsin, Madison
 Optimization in Machine Learning and Data Mining
Special Features
At this meeting, the following special lectures will
be delivered:
OneDay Workshops
In conjunction with the Annual Meeting, the following
workshops are being planned:
Prizes and Awards
During the meeting, SIAM
will award the following prizes. Prize winners may also give presentations.
Organizing Committee
Minisymposia
A minisymposium
is a twohour session consisting of four
presentations on a wellfocused topic consistent with the meeting
themes. Minisymposium organizers are being invited by the Organizing
Committee. A partial list of topics and
organizers is as follows:
 Information Retrieval
 Organizer: Michael W. Berry, University of
Tennessee, Knoxville
 Finite Element Methods in Mechanics
 Organizer: Susanne Brenner, University of South
Carolina, Columbia
 Massive Graph Algorithmics
 Organizer: Adam Buchsbaum, AT&T Laboratories, Research
 Asymptotic Methods in Combinatorics
 Organizer: E. Rodney Canfield, University of Georgia
 Network Enabled Solvers
 Organizer: Henri Casanova, Unversity of Tennessee, Knoxville
 Numerical
Methods for MultiScale Partial Differential Equations
 Organizers: Don Estep and Shi Jin, Georgia
Institute of Technology
 Orthogonal
Polynomials and Applications
 Organizer: Jeff Geronimo, Georgia Institute of Technology
 Recent Advances in Graph Theory
 Organizer: Ron Gould, Emory University
 Wavelets
 Organizers: Chris Heil and Yang Wang,
Georgia Institute of Technology
 Combining
Theory and Simulations in the Aplications of Markov Chains
 Organizer: Susan Holmes, Stanford University
 Uncertainty
 Organizer: James M. Hyman, Los Alamos National Laboratory
 Boundary Value Problems for Degenerate Elliptic Equations
 Organizer: Barbara L. Keyfitz, University of Houston
 Lattice
Systems
 Organizer: John MalletParet, Brown University
 Java and Numerical Methods
 Organizer: Roldan Pozo, National Institute of
Standards and Technology
 Sparse Linear Algebra
 Organizer: Padma Raghavan, University of
Tennessee, Knoxville
 Communicating
with Chaos
 Organizer: Raj Roy, Georgia Institute of Technology
 Fast Generation of Combinatorial Structures
 Organizer: Frank Ruskey, University of Victoria, Canada
 Computational Aspects of Coding Theory
 Organizer: Leonard Schulman, Georgia Institute of Technology
 Large Scale Eigenvalue Problems
 Organizer: Danny Sorensen, Rice University
 Markov Chain Approaches to Counting and Approximation
 Organizer: Prasad Tetali, Georgia Institute of Technology
 Combinatorics of Partially Ordered Sets
 Organizer: Tom Trotter, Arizona State University
 Pattern
Formation in Higher Order Differential Equations
 Organizers: Robert Vandervorst and Stanislaus
MaierPaape, Georgia Institute of Technology
 Numerical
Computation of Lyapunov Exponents
 Organizers: Erik Van Vleck, Colorado School of
Mines and Luca Dieci, Georgia Institute of Technology
 Combinatorial
Problems in Biology
 Organizer: Tandy Warnow, University of Pennsylvania
 Graph Drawing and Visualization
 Organizer: Sue Whitesides, University of Rochester
How to Participate
You are invited to contribute a presentation for this
meeting in one of the following formats.

Minisymposia
A minisymposium consists of four 25minute
presentations, with an additional five minutes for discussion after
each presentation. Prospective minisymposium organizers are asked to submit
a proposal consisting of: a title, a description (not exceeding
100 words), a list of 4 speakers (a minisymposium organizer may also
be a speaker in his/her minisymposium, usually the first presenter to
give an expository talk), and titles of their presentations. It is
recommended that the minisymposium organizer make the first talk as
tutorial as possible. Each minisymposium speaker should submit a
75word abstract in LaTeX
format to [email protected].
A minisymposium proposal form is available online at www.siam.org/meetings/miniform.htm.
Complete the online form and submit it to SIAM.
Contributed minisymposia will be refereed by the Organizing
Committee. The number of minisymposia may
be limited to retain an acceptable level of parallelism in the
meeting session.
Deadline for submission of minisymposium proposals:
November 16, 1998.
Deadline for submission of minisymposium speakers'
abstracts: November 16, 1998.

Contributed
Presentations in Lecture or Poster Format
Contributed presentations in lecture or poster format
are invited in all areas of applied mathematics consistent with the
meeting themes. A lecture format involves a 12minute oral
presentation with an additional three minutes for discussion. A
poster format involves the use of visual aids such as 81/2" x
11" sheets for mounting on a 4' x 6' poster board. A poster
session is two hours long. Each contributor, either for a lecture or
poster format, must submit a title and a brief abstract not to exceed
75 words. Submissions must be transmitted electronically in LaTeX
format to [email protected].
LaTeX macros can be accessed at www.siam.org/tex/confs/conftex.htm.
If you do not have access to the Web, contact [email protected]
and the macro will be sent to you via email.
Deadline for submission of contributed abstracts:
November 16, 1998.
Graduate Student Poster Session
This is NEW at this meeting. Graduate students and new
Ph.D. holders (finishing the same year) are especially urged to
participate in the poster session to present their thesis work for
others to learn about it, and for them to meet possible employers.
Student participants must indicate in their abstracts that they are
graduate students.
Deadline for submission of contributed abstracts:
November 16, 1998.
Electronic Submission
Every presenter of either a minisymposium or
contributed or poster presentation must submit a 75word abstract to
be considered for presentation. Submissions must be sent
electronically to [email protected]
using the LaTeX macro at www.siam.org/tex/confs/conftex.htm.
Notice of Acceptance or Rejection
SIAM will send notices on December 15, 1998 to all
submitters as to whether their minisymposium proposals and
contributed abstracts have been accepted.
Because of the possibility of space and time
constraints, the Organizing Committee reserves the right to limit the
number of presentations given by one individual. This includes
presentations in a minisymposium as well as contributed sessions.
Registration
The meeting program and registration information will
be available in January 1999 on the Web at www.siam.org/meetings/an99/.
Exhibits
Publishers, software and hardware suppliers, and
service organizations that have products to offer to meeting
attendees are invited to exhibit. For further information and fees,
please contact the SIAM Marketing Representative at [email protected].
Dates to Remember
