IFIP Working Group 2.5 Regional Workshop

**The Changing Face of Mathematical Software**

**June 3-4, 2004**

**Washington, DC, USA**

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The
field of mathematical software has undergone a major transformation in the past
15 years. Highly flexible commercial
software systems have emerged that have enabled fairly complex mathematical
computations to be done routinely. The
user community is much more diverse than ever before, while the general
understanding and appreciation of the difficulty of numerical computing has
diminished. Researchers solving problems beyond the capabilities of the
mass-market systems now demand sophisticated user interfaces, graphics, and
related tools to create specialized research-oriented problem solving
environments of their own. Such
environments are constructed using a wide variety of computing languages. Math software interfaces must be
increasingly flexible for reuse in such environments. At the high end of the computing spectrum, extremely complex
multi-level computing architectures remain very challenging to exploit. For such systems, the availability of stable
and robust operating systems and libraries continues to be a limiting
issue.

This workshop we will consider current mathematical
software development efforts and their use in applications to provide a picture
of how mathematical software developers are coping with these
sometimes-competing forces.

**Location:** Marvin
Center, Room 307

George Washington University

800 21st St. NW

Washington, DC

**Sponsors:** International
Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 2.5 (Numerical
Software); National Institute of Standards and Technology; George Washington
University

**Organizers:** Ron Boisvert
(boisvert@nist.gov) and Abdou Youssef (ayoussef@gwu.edu)

**Tentative
Program**

08:15 Continental Breakfast

09:00 Opening Remarks

Ronald Boisvert, Chair, IFIP WG 2.5

09:15 *Numerical
Algorithms for Posterity*

Brian Ford (NAG Ltd.)

10:00 *MATRAN
- A Fortran 95 Wrapper for Matrix Operations*

Pete Stewart (University of Maryland)

10:45 Break

11:00 *Performance
Evaluation of Java for Numerical Computing*

Roldan Pozo (NIST)

11:45 *The ACTS Collection:
Functionality and Lessons Learned*

Tony Drummond (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)

12:30 Lunch (attendees on own)

14:00 *Standard
Problems and Public Code for Micromagnetics*

Michael Donahue (NIST)

14:45 *OOF:
Object-Oriented Modeling of Material Microstructure*

Stephen Langer (NIST)

15:30 Break (with refreshments)

16:00 *Software
for Solving Elliptic PDEs with Parallel Adaptive Multi-level *

*Methods*

William Mitchell (NIST)

16:45 *Network/Grid Computing: Modeling,
Algorithm, and Software*

Mo Mu (Hong Kong University of Science & Technology)

17:30 Adjourn for day

08:15 Continental Breakfast

09:00 *Software
for Differential Equations: Accurate Approximate Solutions are *

*Often Not Enough*

Wayne Enright (University of Toronto)

09:45 *Solving
Singularly Perturbed ODE Boundary Value Problems using *

*Symbolic/Numeric Techniques*

Ian Gladwell (Southern Methodist University)

10:30 Break

11:00 *Representing Mathematical
Knowledge in the Digital Library of *

*Mathematical
Functions*

Bruce Miller (NIST)

11:45 *Search in Mathematical Databases*

Abdou Youssef (George Washington University)

12:30 Closing Remarks/Discussion

12:45 Workshop adjourns