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Fourth International Conference on
Mathematical and Numerical Aspects of Wave Propagation

Conducted by Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) with the cooperation of
Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA)

June 1-5, 1998
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, Colorado

The conference will encompass the general area of classical wave theory including acoustic, electromagnetic, and elastic wave propagation and scattering. The mathematical and numerical modeling procedures in these areas contribute to a considerable number of applied physical problems, over a large range of length scales. Among these are problems in sonar, radar, medical imaging, detection, materials, and wave interactions with surfaces and obstacles.

The conference will cover many of the current mathematical and numerical techniques that are applied across disciplines. The conference will bring together mathematicians, physicists, and engineers of varying backgrounds and occupations.

Conference Themes

The themes of the 1998 conference will include, but are not limited to

Acoustic microscopy
Conductive and superconductive transmission lines
Inverse problems
Parabolic equation techniques
Electromagnetic inverse scattering theory
Remote sensing
Medical imaging
Surface scattering
Integral equations
Fluid flow
Nonlinear waves
Numerical algorithms
Crack problems
Localization of waves

Invited Presentations

SIAM and the Conference Organizing Committee are proud to announce that the following scientists and mathematicians have accepted invitations to speak at the conference.

Wave Mechanics of Acoustic Microscopy
Jan Achenbach
Center for Quality Engineering and Failure Prevention
Northwestern University
Mathematical Analysis of Conductive and Superconductive Transmission Lines
Anne-Sophie Bonnet-Ben Dhia
ENSTA, France
Inverse Problems for a Perturbed Half-Space
Margaret Cheney
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Parabolic Equation Techniques for Wave Propagation
Michael Collins
U. S. Naval Research Laboratory
The Inverse Electromagnetic Scattering Problem for Anisotropic Media
David Colton
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Delaware
Quadratic Functionals and Integral Equations for Harmonic Problems in Unbounded Domains
Bruno Despres
DCSA/MLS, CEA-CELV, France
Wave Equation Methods for the Numerical Simulation of Incompressible Viscous Fluid Flow
Roland Glowinski
Department of Mathematics
University of Houston
Numerical Methods in Inverse Obstacle Scattering with Reduced Data
Rainer Kress
Institut fur Numerische und Angewandte Mathematik
Universitat Gottingen, Germany
Diffractive Nonlinear Geometric Optics
Jeff Rauch
Department of Mathematics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Optimal Design of an Optical Phase Mask
Fadil Santosa
Institute for Mathematics and its Applications
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Invited Minisymposia

A minisymposium is a two-hour session consisting of four presentations on a well-focused topic. A partial list of minisymposia organizers and their proposed sessions follows.

Nonlinear Waves in Optics
Mark Ablowitz
Department of Applied Mathematics
University of Colorado, Boulder
Selected Numerical Algorithms for Problems of Wave Propagation
Gregory Beylkin
Department of Applied Mathematics
University of Colorado, Boulder
Surface Scattering I
John A. DeSanto
Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Colorado School of Mines
Crack Problems
Paul Martin
Department of Mathematics
University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Boundary Integral Methods for Selected Wave-Propagation Problems
Frank Rizzo
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Iowa State University
Surface Scattering II
Marc Saillard
Laboratoire d'Optique Electromagnetique
URA CNRS, France
Localization of Waves in Disordered Media
John Scales
Department of Geophysics and
Erik Van Vleck
Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Colorado School of Mines
Stress Waves in Anisotropic Solids
Vinod Tewary
Materials Reliability Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology and
John Berger
Division of Engineering
Colorado School of Mines

About Golden, Colorado

Golden, a city of 15,000, lies in a valley of the eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountains, 15 miles west of Denver, 35 miles east of the Continental Divide and 20 miles south of Boulder. The first capital of the Colorado territory, Golden combines a warm Western small-town atmosphere with establishments such as the National Earthquake Center, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, several energy-related companies, Coors Porcelain, the world's largest single brewery (the Adolph Coors Company), and the Colorado School of Mines, the host for this conference.

Organizing Committee

John A. DeSanto, Chair
Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Colorado School of Mines
Graeme Fairweather
Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Colorado School of Mines
John Berger
Division of Engineering
Colorado School of Mines
Gary Cohen
INRIA, France

Scientific Committee

(Partial list)
Eliane Becache
INRIA-Rocquencourt, France
Patrick Joly
INRIA-Rocquencourt, France
Michel Kern
INRIA-Rocquencourt, France
Ralph Kleinman
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Delaware
Gregory Kriegsmann
Department of Mathematics
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Peter Monk
Department of Mathematics
University of Delaware
Jean Roberts
INRIA-Rocquencourt, France
Fadil Santosa
Institute for Mathematics and its Applications
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

How to Contribute

Minisymposia

The Conference Organizing Committee encourages proposals for minisymposia in areas related to the conference themes. Prospective minisymposium organizers are asked to submit a proposal consisting of a title, a description (not exceeding 200 words), and a list of 4 speakers and titles of their presentations. Each minisymposium speaker should submit a 150-word abstract using the extended LaTeX macro. A minisymposium proposal fill-in form is available at http://www.siam.org/meetings/miniform.htm. Complete the form and submit it to SIAM.

Contributed minisymposia will be refereed by the Organizing Committee. The number of minisymposia may need to be limited to retain an acceptable level of parallelism in the conference sessions.

Deadline for submission of minisymposium proposal: November 3, 1997.

Contributed Presentations in Lecture or Poster Format

Contributed presentations in lecture or poster format are invited in all areas of wave propagation consistent with the conference themes. A lecture consists of a 15-minute presentation with an additional 5 minutes for discussion. A poster presentation consists of the use of visual aids, such as 8 1/2" x 11" sheets for mounting on a 4' x 6' poster board. A poster session is 2 hours long. Each contributor must submit a title and a brief abstract not to exceed 150 words. Submissions must be transmitted electronically in LaTeX format to meetings@siam.org. Extended LaTeX macros can be accessed through the World Wide Web at http://www.siam.org/tex/confs/conftex.htm If you do not have access to the Web, contact meetings@siam.org and the macro will be sent to you via e-mail.

Deadline for submission of a title and 150-word abstract: November 3, 1997.

Publication

The conference proceedings will be published by SIAM and will be available at the conference. They will consist of 10-page papers from the invited speakers and each of the invited minisymposia speakers. In addition, 5-page papers will be requested from selected contributed papers and contributed minisymposia for inclusion in the conference proceedings. All papers should be sent to:

John A. DeSanto
Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401-1887

Due Date: January 15, 1998. This is a firm deadline.

Important Dates to Remember

November 3, 1997 - Deadline for submission of minisymposium proposals and minisymposium speakers 150-word abstracts to SIAM.
November 3, 1997 - Deadline for submission of 150-word contributed abstracts to SIAM.
December 1, 1997 - SIAM will mail acceptance or rejection notices to submitters of minisymposium proposals and contributed abstracts.
December 1, 1997 - SIAM will mail instructions for preparing camera-ready copy to authors of accepted papers.
January 15, 1998- Camera-ready copy of each accepted paper must reach John A. DeSanto.

Registration

The conference program, accommodation, transportation, and registration information will be available in early March 1998. To obtain your copy, complete and submit the fill-in reply form.

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