Mathematical and Numerical Aspects of Wave Propagation

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.

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

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

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

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.

**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**.

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.

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. |

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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