Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Computational Science — ICCS 2002

International Conference Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 21–24, 2002 Proceedings, Part II

Editors: Sloot, P.M.A., Tan, C.J.K., Dongarra, J.J., Hoekstra, A.G. (Eds.)

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Computational Science is the scienti?c discipline that aims at the development and understanding of new computational methods and techniques to model and simulate complex systems. The area of application includes natural systems – such as biology, envir- mental and geo-sciences, physics, and chemistry – and synthetic systems such as electronics and ?nancial and economic systems. The discipline is a bridge b- ween ‘classical’ computer science – logic, complexity, architecture, algorithms – mathematics, and the use of computers in the aforementioned areas. The relevance for society stems from the numerous challenges that exist in the various science and engineering disciplines, which can be tackled by advances made in this ?eld. For instance new models and methods to study environmental issues like the quality of air, water, and soil, and weather and climate predictions through simulations, as well as the simulation-supported development of cars, airplanes, and medical and transport systems etc. Paraphrasing R. Kenway (R.D. Kenway, Contemporary Physics. 1994): ‘There is an important message to scientists, politicians, and industrialists: in the future science, the best industrial design and manufacture, the greatest medical progress, and the most accurate environmental monitoring and forecasting will be done by countries that most rapidly exploit the full potential ofcomputational science’. Nowadays we have access to high-end computer architectures and a large range of computing environments, mainly as a consequence of the enormous s- mulus from the various international programs on advanced computing, e.g.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Fast Algorithm for Triangular Mesh Simplification Based on Vertex Decimation

    Martin Franc, Vaclav Skala

    Pages 42-51

  • The Compression of the Normal Vectors of 3D Mesh Models Using Clustering

    Deok-Soo Kim, Youngsong Cho, Donguk Kim

    Pages 275-284

  • Extending Neural Networks for B-Spline Surface Reconstruction

    G. Echevarría, A. Iglesias, A. Gálvez

    Pages 305-314

  • Mixed Monte Carlo Parallel Algorithms for Matrix Computation

    Behrouz Fathi, Bo Liu, Vassil Alexandrov

    Pages 609-618

  • A Comparison of Conventional Distributed Computing Environments and Computational Grids

    Zsolt Németh, Vaidy Sunderam

    Pages 729-738

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computational Science — ICCS 2002
Book Subtitle
International Conference Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 21–24, 2002 Proceedings, Part II
Editors
  • Peter M.A. Sloot
  • C.J. Kenneth Tan
  • Jack J. Dongarra
  • Alfons G. Hoekstra
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Series Volume
2330
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-46080-0
DOI
10.1007/3-540-46080-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-43593-8
Series ISSN
0302-9743
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLI, 1115
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