NCTS International Workshop on Scientific Computing

June 26-30, 2006
Condensed Matter Science & Physics Building
National Taiwan University
Taipei, Taiwan

Conference Theme:

There has been significant progress in scientific computing,particularly in the diverse fields of multiscale computations and imaging.One of the focusses of multiscale computation concentrates on problems where classical single physics models are either inadequate or not accurate enough,and a coupling of multiple physics models needs to be considered.In particular,there is an emergence of methods that replace heuristics and empirical observations in coarse scale single physics models by direct numerical simulations of more accurate models defined on finer scales.PDE-based techniques for imaging received a lot of attention due to its success in removing noise and segmenting salient features in images. Many of the approaches are closely related to inverse problems and interface problems.

On the other hand,many of the important results have been driven by the need to separate features of different length scales. The field of high frequency wave propagation, for instance, is to compute effective wave behavior at length scales that are much large than the wavelength.It is vital for telecommunication,radar and seismic imaging. Novel and robust methods have been introduced and advanced in recent years. Phase-spaced methods enable efficient computation of multivalued solutions that are previous too complicated to compute.

From computational techniques view point: the level set method made impact on a diversity of applications including free interface problems and a number of inverse problems that involve complicated shapes and topology; the discontinuous Galerkin methods provide possibility of high order accuracy and adaptivity in solving hyperbolic problems and can be applied to a wide range of problems including ones alluded above. Even though these fields appear to be diverse and have different concerns for the respective applications,they share common objectives and difficulties at a higher level, and may benefit from closer interactions among the engaging scientists.

This workshop brings some of the world's leading experts in these fields together and aims at
1) providing an opportunity for direct communication and exchange of ideas;
2) promoting interaction and collaboration of local and international scholars.

Invited Speakers:

Weizhu Bao National U Singapore Chien Cheng Chang National Taiwan U
Tony Chan U California-Los Angeles Min-Hung Chen National Cheng Kung U
Zhiming Chen Chinese Academy of Science I-Liang Chern National Taiwan U
Li-Tien Cheng U California-San Diego Cheng-Sheng Chien National Chung Hsing U
Bernardo Cockburn U Minnesota Chien-Sen Huang National Sun Yat-Sen U
Qiang Du Penn State U Wai-How Hui Academia Sinica
Eric Vanden Eijnden New York U Tsung-Min Hwang National Taiwan Normal U
Bjorn Engquist U Texas-Austin Ming Chih Lai National Chiao Tung U
Selim Esedoglu U Michigan Kun-Ming Lee National Chiao Tung U
Thomas Y. Hou Cal Tech Wen-Wei Lin National Tsing Hua U
Shi Jin U Wisconsin-Madison Jinn-Liang Liu National Kaohsiung U
Rajiv Kalia U Southern California Tony Wen-Hann Sheu National Taiwan U
Chiu-Yen Kao U Minnesota Shih-Feng Shieh National Tsing Hua U
Jian-Guo Liu U Maryland Jerry Yin-Tzer Shih National Chung Hsing U
Mitchel Luskin U Minnesota Keh-Ming Shyue National Taiwan U
Boniface Nkonga U Bordeaux I, France Chun-Hao Teng National Cheng Kung U
Stanley Osher U California-Los Angeles Wei Cheng Wang National Tsing Hua U
Fernando Reitich U Minnesota Wei Chung Wang National Kaohsiung U
Olof Runborg KTH, Sweden Jaw-Yen Yang National Taiwan U
Fadil Santosa U Minnesota
Jie Shen Purdue U
Chi-Wang Shu Brown U
Tao Tang Baptist U, HK
Richard Tsai U Texas-Austin
Priya Vashishta U Southern California
Kun Xu HK U Sci Tech
Pingwen Zhang Peking U, China

Organizing Committee:

I-Liang Chern National Taiwan University
Chiu-Yen Kao University of Minnesota
Ming Chih Lai National Chiao Tung University
Wen-Wei Lin National Tsing Hua University
Keh-Ming Shyue National Taiwan University
Richard Tsai University of Texas-Austin
Wei Chung Wang National Tsing Hua University


National Center for Theoretical Sciences, National Science Council, Taiwan
Department of Mathematics , National Taiwan University

Conference Venue:

The conference will be held at the Condensed Matter Science & Physics Building of National Taiwan University. Information desk and internet access will be available during the conference.

Conference Schedule:

(will be available soon)

Registration & Talk Submission:

All participants in the conference must register. There is no registration fee however. To register and submit a talk with title and abstract, please complete the on-line registration form. Note that for a talk submission, we only accept MS-word and latex formats. The invited speakers can use the on-line registration form to submit their title and abstract for the workshop.


We have reserved a block of rooms with special rate at the Howard international house-Taipei . To receive the special rate, please inform us the type of room (single- or double-occupancy), the arrival time, and the duration of your stay.

Contact Information:

Miss Mei-Hui Hsiao
Mathematics Division, National Center for Theoretical Sciences (Taipei Office)
Taipei, Taiwan
Phone: (8862) 3366-3229
Fax: (8862) 2391-4439

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