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2008 Fall Central Section Meeting
Kalamazoo, MI, October 1719, 2008 (Friday  Sunday)
Meeting #1043
Associate secretaries:
Susan J Friedlander, AMS
susan@math.northwestern.edu
Friday October 17, 2008

Friday October 17, 2008, 12:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Lobby, Fetzer Center

Friday October 17, 2008, 12:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Exhibit and Book SAle
Lobby, Fetzer Center

Friday October 17, 2008, 2:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Representations of Real and Padic Lie Groups, I
Room 1060, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Alessandra Pantano, University of California Irvine apantano@math.uci.edu
Annegret Paul, Western Michigan University annegret.paul@wmich.edu
Susana Alicia SalamancaRiba, New Mexico State University ssalaman@nmsu.edu

Friday October 17, 2008, 2:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Linear Codes Over Rings and Modules, I
Room 2020, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Steven T. Dougherty, University of Scranton doughertys1@Scranton.edu
Jay A. Wood, Western Michigan University jay.wood@wmich.edu

2:00 p.m.
Higher Weights for Codes over Rings.
Steven T. Dougherty*, University of Scranton
Sunghyu Han, University of Louisville
Hongwei Liu, Huazhong Normal University
(10431330)

2:30 p.m.
Buildingup Constructions for SelfDual Codes.
JonLark Kim*, University of Louisville
Yoonjin Lee, Ewha Womans University
(10439429)

3:00 p.m.
A Generalized GleasonPierceWard Theorem.
Xiaoyu Liu*, Wright State University
JonLark Kim, University of Louisville
(10439410)

3:30 p.m.
Toric codes.
John B Little*, College of the Holy Cross
(10439438)

4:00 p.m.
The Average MinSum Decoding Algorithm.
Nathan Axvig*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(104394182)

4:30 p.m.
Rational power series and sequential codes.
Xiangdong Hou*, University of South Florida
S. R. LopezPermouth, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701
B. R. ParraAvila, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701
(104313160)

5:00 p.m.
Problem Session

Friday October 17, 2008, 2:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Computational Group Theory, I
Room 2030, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
LuiseCharlotte Kappe, State University of New York Binghamton menger@math.binghamton.edu
Arturo Magidin, University of LouisianaLafayette magidin@member.ams.org
Robert F. Morse, University of Evansville rfmorse@evansville.edu

2:00 p.m.
A Sharp Bound on the Diameter of the Rubik's Cube Group.
David Letscher*, Saint Louis University
(104320138)

3:00 p.m.
Using nonassociative rings for $p$groups.
James B Wilson*, The Ohio State University
(104320107)

3:30 p.m.
"Geometric" Resolutions of Bieberbach Groups.
Marc Roeder*, National University of Ireland, Galway
(104357168)

4:00 p.m.
Computing homological functors of polycyclic groups.
Robert Fitzgerald Morse*, University of Evansville
(104320144)

4:30 p.m.
On the Covering Number of Small Alternating Groups.
LuiseCharlotte Kappe, State University of New York at Binghamton
Joanne L Redden*, Elmira College
(104320143)

5:00 p.m.
A new classification of $2$generated $p$groups of class $2$.
Arturo Magidin*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Robert F Morse, University of Evansville
Azhana Ahmad, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
(10432068)

Friday October 17, 2008, 2:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Analysis and Applications, I
Room 1320, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
S. P. Singh, University of Western Ontario ssingh2@uwo.ca
Bruce B. Watson, Memorial University bruce2@math.mun.ca
Mahi Singh, University of Western Ontario msingh@uwo.ca

2:00 p.m.
Rational Approximation for a Quasilinear Parabolic Equation Occurring in Aerodynamics.
Paul M Gauthier*, Universite de Montreal
Nikolai N Tarkhanov, Universitaet Potsdam
(10433517)

2:20 p.m.
Global Asymptotic Stability of Equilibria.
Mario Martelli*, Claremont Graduate University
(104337115)

3:00 p.m.
Landweber method and its application to an inverse scattering problem.
TzuChu Lin*, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(104347156)

3:30 p.m.
Nonlinear density matrix method and its application to nanophotonics.
Mahi R Sigh*, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
(10437882)

4:00 p.m.
Nonlinear Schrödinger equation method and its application to metallic crystals.
Ali Hatef, PhD student, The Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Western Ontario,
R Singh Mahi*, Faculty,The Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Western Ontario,
(10438196)

4:30 p.m.
Infinite matrix theoretic interpretations of GollnitzGordon analytic identities.
A K Agarwal*, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
(10430558)

5:00 p.m.
On a ParabolicHyperbolic System in Linear Thermo elasticity with nonlocal integral boundary conditions.
Lazhar Bougoffa, Faculty of Science , Department of Mathematics, AlImam University, Saudi Arabia
Ammar Khanfer*, Department of Mathematics, Western Michigan University, USA
(104335157)

Friday October 17, 2008, 2:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Computation in Modular Representation Theory and Cohomology, I
Room 2016/2018, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Christopher P. Bendel, University of WisconsinStout bendelc@uwstout.edu
Terrell L. Hodge, Western Michigan University terrell.hodge@wmich.edu
Brian J. Parshall, University of Virginia bjp8w@virginia.edu
Cornelius Pillen, University of South Alabama pillen@jaguar1.usouthal.edu

Friday October 17, 2008, 2:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Graph Labeling, Graph Coloring, and Topological Graph Theory, I
Room 2345, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
Arthur T. White, Western Michigan University arthur.white@wmich.edu
David L. Craft, Muskingum College craft@muskingum.edu

2:00 p.m.
Graph Labelings, Imbeddings, and Colorings.
Arthur T. White*, Western Michigan University
(10430506)

2:30 p.m.
On Graceful Labelings of Cycles.
Jay S. Bagga*, Ball State University
(10430536)

3:00 p.m.
Separation number of trees.
Zevi Miller*, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Miami University
Tao Jiang, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Miami University
Daniel Pritikin, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Miami University
(10430571)

3:30 p.m.
On Generalizing the "Lights Out" Game and a Generalization of Parity Domination.
Alexander Giffen, University of Dayton
Darren B Parker*, Grand Valley State University
(10430508)

4:00 p.m.
Bimagic Labellings.
Alison Marr, Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX, USA 78626
N. C.K. Phillips, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL, USA 62901
W. D. Wallis*, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL, USA 62901
(10430559)

4:30 p.m.
Multiplicative and Combinatorial Labelings of Graphs.
Lowell W Beineke*, Indiana University  Purdue University Fort Wayne
Suresh M Hegde, National Institute of Technology Karnataka
(104305128)

5:00 p.m.
Construction of a Small Regular Graph of Girth 5 and Degree 19.
Allen J. Schwenk*, Western Michigan University
(10430531)

Friday October 17, 2008, 2:00 p.m.5:15 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching, I
Room 2335, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
Kate Kline, Western Michigan University kate.kline@wmich.edu
Christine Browning, Western Michigan University christine.browning@wmich.edu

Friday October 17, 2008, 2:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Affine Algebraic Geometry, I
Room 1040/1050, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Shreeram Abhyankar, Purdue University ram@cs.purdue.edu
Anthony J. Crachiola, Saginaw Valley State University crachiola@member.ams.org
Leonid G. MakarLimanov, Wayne State University lml@math.wayne.edu

2:00 p.m.
Revisiting triangular derivations of k[X,Y,Z].
Daniel Daigle*, University of Ottawa (Canada)
(104314154)

2:30 p.m.
Automorphisms of elliptic Poisson algebras.
Leonid MakarLimanov, Wayne State University
Umut Turusbekova, Eurasian National University
Ualbai Umirbaev*, Eurasian National University
(104316108)

3:00 p.m.
Topological aspect of the Jacobian conjecture.
Teruo Asanuma*, Faculty of Science University of Toyama
(10431489)

3:30 p.m.
Break

4:00 p.m.
Embeddings of Danielewski hypersurfaces.
Lucy MoserJauslin*, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France
PierreMarie Poloni, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France
(10431423)

4:30 p.m.
A note on $k[z]$automorphisms in two variables.
Eric Edo, University of New Caledonia
Arno van den Essen*, Radboud University Nijmegen
Stefan Maubach, Radboud University Nijmegen
(104313122)

5:00 p.m.
Singular points of affine MLsurfaces.
Ratnadha Kolhatkar*, Ottawa University
(104314114)

Friday October 17, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Variational Analysis and its Applications, I
Room 1340, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
Yuri Ledyaev, Western Michigan University ledyaev@wmich.edu
Jay S. Treiman, Western Michigan University jay.treiman@wmich.edu
Ilya Shvartsman, Penn State Harrisburg ius13@psu.edu
Qiji J. Zhu, Western Michigan University qiji.zhu@wmich.edu

2:30 p.m.
Convex Functions: Characterizations, Constructions and Counterexamples.
Jonathan M Borwein*, University of Newcastle NSW and Dalhousie Univeesity NS
(104349196)

3:00 p.m.
8 Queens, Sudoku, and Projection Methods.
Heinz Bauschke*, University of British Columbia Okanagan
(10439067)

3:30 p.m.
On Chebyshev functions and Klee functions.
Shawn Xianfu Wang*, Mathematics, University of British Columbia
(104349100)

4:00 p.m.
Spectral Manifolds.
A Daniilidis, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
J Malick, INRIA, France
A Lewis, Cornel University, USA
H Sendov*, The University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada
(10435369)

4:30 p.m.
Finding Best Approximation Pairs Relative to a Convex and a Proxregular Set in a Hilbert Space.
D. Russell Luke*, University of Delaware
(10439050)

5:00 p.m.
CoJacobian for Locally Lipschitz Functions in Infinite Dimension.
Zsolt Páles, University of Debrecen
Vera M Zeidan*, Michigan State University
(104349172)

Friday October 17, 2008, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Optimization/Midwest Optimization Seminar, I
Room 1350, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
Jay S. Treiman, Western Michigan University jay.treiman@wmich.edu
Yuri Ledyaev, Western Michigan University iouri.lediaev@wmich.edu
Ilya Shvartsman, Penn State Harrisburg ius13@psu.edu

Friday October 17, 2008, 4:30 p.m.5:15 p.m.
Special Session on Topological Field Theory, I
Room 1010, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
David Nadler, Northwestern University nadler@math.northwestern.edu

Friday October 17, 2008, 5:40 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Invited Address
Variational analysis: New trends and applications.
Room 1005, Fetzer Center
Boris S. Mordukhovich*, Wayne State University
(10434905)
Saturday October 18, 2008

Saturday October 18, 2008, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Lobby, Fetzer Center

Saturday October 18, 2008, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book SAle
Lobby, Fetzer Center

Saturday October 18, 2008, 8:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Special Session on Representations of Real and Padic Lie Groups, II
Room 1060, Fetzer Center

Saturday October 18, 2008, 8:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Special Session on Topological Field Theory, II
Room 1010, Fetzer Center

Saturday October 18, 2008, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Computational Group Theory, II
Room 2030, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
LuiseCharlotte Kappe, State University of New York Binghamton menger@math.binghamton.edu
Arturo Magidin, University of LouisianaLafayette magidin@member.ams.org
Robert F. Morse, University of Evansville rfmorse@evansville.edu

8:30 a.m.
Extremely primitive groups.
Tim Burness, University of Southhampton, United Kingdom
Avinoam Mann, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Cheryl Praeger, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Australia
Ákos Seress*, The Ohio State University
(104320112)

9:30 a.m.
Computer Algebra in Undergraduate Algebra Courses.
Alexander Hulpke*, Colorado State University
(104300116)

10:00 a.m.
Recent progress on nonabelian tensor squares of groups.
Russell D Blyth*, Saint Louis University
(104320169)

10:30 a.m.
Finite groups have short rewriting systems.
Jack Schmidt*, University of Kentucky
(10432098)

11:00 a.m.
Groups of minimal order such that for given n the $n$th powers of elements do not form a subgroup.
LuiseCharlotte Kappe, SUNY at Binghamton
Gabriela Mendoza*, Riverside Community College
(10432037)

Saturday October 18, 2008, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Quasigroups, Loops, and Nonassociative Division Algebras, I
Room 2040, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Clifton E. Ealy, Jr., Western Michigan University ealy@wmich.edu
David Richter, Western Michigan University david.richter@wmich.edu
Petr Vojtechovsky, University of Denver petr@math.du.edu

8:30 a.m.
On the automorphism group of a finitely generated free loop. Preliminary report.
C E Ealy Jr.*, Department of Mathematics, Western Michigan University
(104320177)

9:00 a.m.
The Burnside problem for power associative loops.
Tuval Foguel*, Auburn Montgomery
(10432026)

9:30 a.m.
On the pseudo normalizer of a homogeneous loop.
Patricia Zoungrana*, University of Ouagadogu, Burkina Faso
(104305183)

10:00 a.m.
A combinatorial description of the simple Bol loops arising from matched pairs in groups.
Kenneth W Johnson*, Penn State Abington
(10432056)

10:30 a.m.
On the smallest simple, unipotent Bol loop.
Kenneth W. Johnson, Pennsylvania State University Abington
Jonathan D.H. Smith*, Iowa State University
(10432061)

11:00 a.m.
The Zome system is not Desarguesian.
David A Richter*, Western Michigan University
(104308140)

Saturday October 18, 2008, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Analysis and Applications, II
Room 1320, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
S. P. Singh, University of Western Ontario ssingh2@uwo.ca
Bruce B. Watson, Memorial University bruce2@math.mun.ca
Mahi Singh, University of Western Ontario msingh@uwo.ca

Saturday October 18, 2008, 8:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Special Session on Computation in Modular Representation Theory and Cohomology, II
Room 2016/2018, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Christopher P. Bendel, University of WisconsinStout bendelc@uwstout.edu
Terrell L. Hodge, Western Michigan University terrell.hodge@wmich.edu
Brian J. Parshall, University of Virginia bjp8w@virginia.edu
Cornelius Pillen, University of South Alabama pillen@jaguar1.usouthal.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Graph Labeling, Graph Coloring, and Topological Graph Theory, II
Room 2345, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
Arthur T. White, Western Michigan University arthur.white@wmich.edu
David L. Craft, Muskingum College craft@muskingum.edu

8:30 a.m.
Recognizable Colorings of Graphs.
Gary Chartrand, Western Michigan University
Linda Lesniak*, Drew University
Donald VanderJagt, Grand Valley University
Ping Zhang, Western Michigan University
(10430520)

9:00 a.m.
Injective coloring of graphs.
Daniel Cranston, DIMACS, Rutgers University
SeogJin Kim, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea
Gexin Yu*, College of Williams and Mary
(10430560)

9:30 a.m.
Rainbow Connectivities of Graphs.
Ping Zhang*, Western Michigan University
(104305101)

10:00 a.m.
Skolemtype Difference Sets for Cycle Systems.
Darryn Bryant, University of Queensland
Heather Jordon*, Illinois State University
Alan C. H. Ling, University of Vermont
(10430527)

10:30 a.m.
Recent Results on Saturation Numbers.
Ronald J Gould*, Emory University
(10430535)

11:00 a.m.
nmaps.
David L. Craft*, Muskingum College
(10430513)

Saturday October 18, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Optimization/Midwest Optimization Seminar, II
Room 1350, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
Jay S. Treiman, Western Michigan University jay.treiman@wmich.edu
Yuri Ledyaev, Western Michigan University iouri.lediaev@wmich.edu
Ilya Shvartsman, Penn State Harrisburg ius13@psu.edu

8:30 a.m.
A Few of my Favourite Convexity Results.
Jonathan M Borwein*, Dalhousie University and University of Newcastle, NSW
(104346198)

9:30 a.m.
Applications of the Two Nonzero Component Lemma.
Morteza Seddighin*, Indiana University East
(104349195)

10:00 a.m.
A Simple and Elementary Proof of the KarushKuhnTucker Theorem for InequalityConstrained Optimization.
Olga A. Brezhneva*, Miami University, Ohio
Alexey A. Tret'yakov, University of Podlasie in Siedlce, Poland
Stephen E. Wright, Miami University, Ohio
(104390193)

10:30 a.m.
Fields of extremals and sufficient conditions for the simplest problem of the calculus of variations in $n$variables.
Dean A. Carlson*, American Mathematical Society, Mathematical Reviews
(104349200)

Saturday October 18, 2008, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching, II
Room 2335, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
Kate Kline, Western Michigan University kate.kline@wmich.edu
Christine Browning, Western Michigan University christine.browning@wmich.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Homotopy Theory, I
Room 1030, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Michele Intermont, Kalamazoo College intermon@kzoo.edu
John R. Martino, Western Michigan University john.martino@wmich.edu
Jeffrey A. Strom, Western Michigan University jeff.strom@wmich.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Affine Algebraic Geometry, II
Room 1040/1050, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Shreeram Abhyankar, Purdue University ram@cs.purdue.edu
Anthony J. Crachiola, Saginaw Valley State University crachiola@member.ams.org
Leonid G. MakarLimanov, Wayne State University lml@math.wayne.edu

8:30 a.m.
StableTameness of TwoDimensional Polynomial Automorphisms Over a Regular Ring.
Joost Berson, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Arno van den Essen, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
David Wright*, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
(10431422)

9:30 a.m.
Revisiting a differential approach to the 2variable Jacobian Conjecture.
Hyman Bass*, University of Michigan
(104313131)

10:00 a.m.
Russell's hypersurface from a geometric point of view.
KarlHeinz Fieseler*, Dept. of Math., Uppsala University, Sweden
(10431484)

10:30 a.m.
Unipotent group quotients of affine varieties.
Harm Derksen*, University of Michigan
Gregor Kemper, Technical University Munich
(104313147)

Saturday October 18, 2008, 9:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Linear Codes Over Rings and Modules, II
Room 2020, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Steven T. Dougherty, University of Scranton doughertys1@Scranton.edu
Jay A. Wood, Western Michigan University jay.wood@wmich.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 9:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Finance, I
Room 1330, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
Qiji J. Zhu, Western Michigan University zhu@wmich.edu
George Yin, Wayne State University gyin@math.wayne.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 9:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Variational Analysis and its Applications, II
Room 1340, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
Yuri Ledyaev, Western Michigan University ledyaev@wmich.edu
Jay S. Treiman, Western Michigan University jay.treiman@wmich.edu
Ilya Shvartsman, Penn State Harrisburg ius13@psu.edu
Qiji J. Zhu, Western Michigan University qiji.zhu@wmich.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 11:40 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Invited Address
Representation theory via topological field theory.
Room 1005, Fetzer Center
David Nadler*, Northwestern University
(10432202)

Saturday October 18, 2008, 2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Invited Address
Mathematical problems and applications of elasticity and liquid crystals.
Room 1005, Fetzer Center
M. Carme Calderer*, University of Minnesota

Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Representations of Real and Padic Lie Groups, III
Room 1060, Fetzer Center

Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Linear Codes Over Rings and Modules, III
Room 2020, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Steven T. Dougherty, University of Scranton doughertys1@Scranton.edu
Jay A. Wood, Western Michigan University jay.wood@wmich.edu

3:00 p.m.
Negacyclic codes over Galois rings.
Sergio R LópezPermouth*, Ohio University
Steve Szabo, Ohio University
(104394204)

3:30 p.m.
Isometries for convolutional codes.
Heide GluesingLuerssen*, U. of Kentucky, Dept. of Mathematics, 715 Patterson Office Tower, Lexington, KY 40506
(104394105)

4:00 p.m.
Repeatedroot constacyclic codes of prime power length over polynomial residue rings.
Hai Q Dinh*, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Kent State University, Warren, OH 44483, USA
(104394197)

4:30 p.m.
Problem Session

Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Special Session on Topological Field Theory, III
Room 1010, Fetzer Center

Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Computational Group Theory, III
Room 2030, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
LuiseCharlotte Kappe, State University of New York Binghamton menger@math.binghamton.edu
Arturo Magidin, University of LouisianaLafayette magidin@member.ams.org
Robert F. Morse, University of Evansville rfmorse@evansville.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Quasigroups, Loops, and Nonassociative Division Algebras, II
Room 2040, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Clifton E. Ealy, Jr., Western Michigan University ealy@wmich.edu
David Richter, Western Michigan University david.richter@wmich.edu
Petr Vojtechovsky, University of Denver petr@math.du.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Analysis and Applications, III
Room 1320, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
S. P. Singh, University of Western Ontario ssingh2@uwo.ca
Bruce B. Watson, Memorial University bruce2@math.mun.ca
Mahi Singh, University of Western Ontario msingh@uwo.ca

Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Computation in Modular Representation Theory and Cohomology, III
Room 2016/2018, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Christopher P. Bendel, University of WisconsinStout bendelc@uwstout.edu
Terrell L. Hodge, Western Michigan University terrell.hodge@wmich.edu
Brian J. Parshall, University of Virginia bjp8w@virginia.edu
Cornelius Pillen, University of South Alabama pillen@jaguar1.usouthal.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Finance, II
Room 1330, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
Qiji J. Zhu, Western Michigan University zhu@wmich.edu
George Yin, Wayne State University gyin@math.wayne.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Variational Analysis and its Applications, III
Room 1340, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
Yuri Ledyaev, Western Michigan University ledyaev@wmich.edu
Jay S. Treiman, Western Michigan University jay.treiman@wmich.edu
Ilya Shvartsman, Penn State Harrisburg ius13@psu.edu
Qiji J. Zhu, Western Michigan University qiji.zhu@wmich.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Graph Labeling, Graph Coloring, and Topological Graph Theory, III
Room 2345, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
Arthur T. White, Western Michigan University arthur.white@wmich.edu
David L. Craft, Muskingum College craft@muskingum.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Optimization/Midwest Optimization Seminar, III
Room 1350, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
Jay S. Treiman, Western Michigan University jay.treiman@wmich.edu
Yuri Ledyaev, Western Michigan University iouri.lediaev@wmich.edu
Ilya Shvartsman, Penn State Harrisburg ius13@psu.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching, III
Room 2335, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
Kate Kline, Western Michigan University kate.kline@wmich.edu
Christine Browning, Western Michigan University christine.browning@wmich.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Homotopy Theory, II
Room 1030, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Michele Intermont, Kalamazoo College intermon@kzoo.edu
John R. Martino, Western Michigan University john.martino@wmich.edu
Jeffrey A. Strom, Western Michigan University jeff.strom@wmich.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Affine Algebraic Geometry, III
Room 1040/1050, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Shreeram Abhyankar, Purdue University ram@cs.purdue.edu
Anthony J. Crachiola, Saginaw Valley State University crachiola@member.ams.org
Leonid G. MakarLimanov, Wayne State University lml@math.wayne.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
Contributed Paper Session
Room 2050, Fetzer Center

3:00 p.m.
Vertex operator algebras and integrable system.
SHRJING Chen*, Rutgers University
(104347106)

3:15 p.m.
Canonical decomposition of graphs and antimagic labeling.
Michael D Barrus*, University of Illinois
(104305175)

3:30 p.m.
The nonabelian tensor product of finite groups is finite: a homology free proof.
Viji Z Thomas*, Binghamton University
(104320187)

3:45 p.m.
Persisting mathematics and science high school teachers: A Qmethodology study.
Michelle M. LaVicka*, Little Rock, AR
(10439745)

4:00 p.m.
Multipliers and Operators on the Tempered Ultradistribution Spaces of Roumieu Type for the Distributional HankelType Transformation Spaces.
Shrideh Khalaf Alomari*, Assisstant Prof. ,faculty of Engineering Technology,Albalqa Applied University,Jordan
Pradeep K. Banerji, Prof.,j.n.v.University,India
(10430025)

Saturday October 18, 2008, 5:10 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Invited Address
Global Schrodinger maps: Small data in the critical Sobolev spaces.
Room 1005, Fetzer Center
Alexandru Ionescu*, University of Wisconsin
(10433503)

Saturday October 18, 2008, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Reception hosted by the Department of Mathematics
Lobby, Fetzer Center
Sunday October 19, 2008

Sunday October 19, 2008, 9:00 a.m.12:20 p.m.
Special Session on Representations of Real and Padic Lie Groups, IV
Room 1060, Fetzer Center

Sunday October 19, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Topological Field Theory, IV
Room 1010, Fetzer Center

Sunday October 19, 2008, 9:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Special Session on Computational Group Theory, IV
Room 2030, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
LuiseCharlotte Kappe, State University of New York Binghamton menger@math.binghamton.edu
Arturo Magidin, University of LouisianaLafayette magidin@member.ams.org
Robert F. Morse, University of Evansville rfmorse@evansville.edu

9:00 a.m.
Constructing the group preserving a system of forms.
Peter A Brooksbank*, Bucknell University
James B Wilson, The Ohio State University
(104320145)

10:00 a.m.
An Example of Counting Generators in Finite Groups.
Bret Jordan Benesh*, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University
(104320189)

10:30 a.m.
GAP package AutomGrp for computations in groups and semigroups generated by automata and its applications.
Dmytro M Savchuk*, Texas A&M University
Yevgen V Muntyan, Texas A&M University
(104320152)

11:00 a.m.
Metabelian groups with all cyclic subgroups nsubnormal having all subgroups subnormal.
David J. Garrison*, Lockheed Martin
(10432087)

11:30 a.m.
Minimal groups with isomorphic tables of marks.
Alberto Gerardo RaggiCardenas, UNAM Morelia, Mexico
Eder VieyraSanchez, UMSNH, Morelia, Mexico
Luis ValeroElizondo*, UMSNH, Morelia, Mexico
(10432015)

Sunday October 19, 2008, 9:00 a.m.12:20 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Analysis and Applications, IV
Room 1320, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
S. P. Singh, University of Western Ontario ssingh2@uwo.ca
Bruce B. Watson, Memorial University bruce2@math.mun.ca
Mahi Singh, University of Western Ontario msingh@uwo.ca

9:00 a.m.
On a Sequence of Fourier Coefficients.
Madan Lal Mittal*, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Uaday Singh, ISM University Dhanbad
(10434272)

9:30 a.m.
Ky Fan's Best Approximation and Applications.
S P Singh*, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Mahi Singh, University of Western Ontario
(10434763)

10:00 a.m.
Numerical Methods for Solving Singular Perturbation Problems.
Manoj Kumar*, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology AllahabadIndia
(104365119)

10:30 a.m.
An InitialValue Approach for SecondOrder Singularly Perturbed Boundary Value Problems.
Hradyesh Kumar Mishra*, SPMIT
Manoj Kumar, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology
(104347109)

11:00 a.m.
Fuzzy Fixed Point Theorem and its Application.
Anil Rajput*, Sadhu Vaswani College
(10434762)

11:30 a.m.
On implicit iterations for strongly pseudocontractive and quasinonexpansive mappings.
Neeta Singh*, University of Allahabad
(10434709)

12:00 p.m.
The Random Fixed Point Theory and Applications.
Umesh Singh*, Banaras Hindu University
(10434764)

Sunday October 19, 2008, 9:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Special Session on Computation in Modular Representation Theory and Cohomology, IV
Room 2016/2018, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Christopher P. Bendel, University of WisconsinStout bendelc@uwstout.edu
Terrell L. Hodge, Western Michigan University terrell.hodge@wmich.edu
Brian J. Parshall, University of Virginia bjp8w@virginia.edu
Cornelius Pillen, University of South Alabama pillen@jaguar1.usouthal.edu

Sunday October 19, 2008, 9:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Variational Analysis and its Applications, IV
Room 1340, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
Yuri Ledyaev, Western Michigan University ledyaev@wmich.edu
Jay S. Treiman, Western Michigan University jay.treiman@wmich.edu
Ilya Shvartsman, Penn State Harrisburg ius13@psu.edu
Qiji J. Zhu, Western Michigan University qiji.zhu@wmich.edu

Sunday October 19, 2008, 9:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Special Session on Homotopy Theory, III
Room 1030, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Michele Intermont, Kalamazoo College intermon@kzoo.edu
John R. Martino, Western Michigan University john.martino@wmich.edu
Jeffrey A. Strom, Western Michigan University jeff.strom@wmich.edu

9:00 a.m.
Discussion

9:30 a.m.
On interpreting cohomological obstructions to topologically realizing $\Pi$algebras.
David Blanc, University of Haifa, Israel
Mark W Johnson, Pennsylvania State University, Altoona
James M Turner*, Calvin College
(104355142)

10:00 a.m.
An introduction to directed homotopy theory.
Peter Bubenik*, Cleveland State University
(10435581)

10:30 a.m.
Equivariant fixed point theory.
Kate Ponto*, University of Notre Dame
(104355139)

11:00 a.m.
Operads, corings, and homotopy morphisms.
Jonathan Scott*, Cleveland State University
(104355146)

11:30 a.m.
Homotopy theory of colored PROPs.
Mark W. Johnson*, Penn State Altoona
Donald Yau, The Ohio State University at Newark
(104355117)

Sunday October 19, 2008, 9:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Affine Algebraic Geometry, IV
Room 1040/1050, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Shreeram Abhyankar, Purdue University ram@cs.purdue.edu
Anthony J. Crachiola, Saginaw Valley State University crachiola@member.ams.org
Leonid G. MakarLimanov, Wayne State University lml@math.wayne.edu
Inquiries: meet@ams.org