AMS Sectional Meeting Full Program
Current as of Saturday, October 25, 2008 00:42:28
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

2:00 p.m.
Discussion 
2:30 p.m.
On dual $R$groups for classical $p$adic groups.
David Goldberg*, Purdue University
Alan Roche, University of Oklahoma
(104322179) 
3:00 p.m.
Theta dichotomy for the rank 2 metaplectic group.
Christian A Zorn*, The Ohio State University
(104322149) 
3:30 p.m.
Restrictions of Supercuspidal Representations to Maximal Compact Subgroups: the Case of SL(2).
Monica Nevins*, University of Ottawa
(10432042) 
4:00 p.m.
Branching laws for representations of real reductive groups.
David Vogan*, MIT
(10432234) 
5:00 p.m.
Discussion

2:00 p.m.

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

2:00 p.m.

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)

2:00 p.m.

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)

2:00 p.m.

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

2:00 p.m.
On affine KazhdanLusztig polynomials.
Leonard L Scott*, Dept. Mathematics, The University of Virginia
(10432088) 
3:00 p.m.
Support Varieties of Tilting Modules for $GL_n$.
Bobbe J Cooper*, University of Minnesota
(104320178) 
3:30 p.m.
Cohomology and Support Varieties for W(n).
Irfan Bagci*, The University of Georgia
(10431746) 
4:00 p.m.
Discussion

2:00 p.m.

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)

2:00 p.m.

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

2:00 p.m.
Mathematical knowledge for teaching: Coordinating mathematical and pedagogical perspectives.
Mark Thames*, University of Michigan
Hyman Bass, University of Michigan
(104397130) 
3:00 p.m.
Discussion Session of Bass and Thaymes Presentation 
3:30 p.m.
Exploring the Mathematical Knowledge Needed to Teach Fraction Division.
Theresa J. Grant*, Western Michigan University
JaneJane Lo, Western Michigan University
(10439791) 
4:30 p.m.
Structure of the Content Knowledge for TeachingMathematics (CKTM) Instrument with Preservice Teachers.
Jim Gleason*, The University of Alabama
(10439711)

2:00 p.m.

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)

2:00 p.m.

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)

2:30 p.m.

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

3:00 p.m.
Sensitivity analysis in setvalued optimization.
Douglas E. Ward*, Miami University
Akhtar A. Khan, Rochester Institute of Technology
(10439097) 
3:30 p.m.
Necessary optimality conditions for bilevel programming problems.
Hung M Phan*, Wayne State University
(104349188) 
4:00 p.m.
Minmax game theory problems for coupled systems of PDEs and associated nonstandard Riccati equations.
Jing Zhang*, University of Virginia
(10433579) 
4:30 p.m.
Monotone Linear Relations: Maximality and Fitzpatrick Functions.
Heinz H Bauschke, UBC Okanagan
Xianfu Wang, UBC Okanagan
Liangjin Yao*, UBC Okanagan
(104346137)

3:00 p.m.

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

4:30 p.m.
Symmetric Functions and Caps.
Erik L Carlsson*, Northwestern University
(104305205)

4:30 p.m.

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

8:30 a.m.
Discussion 
9:00 a.m.
Supercuspidal characters and applications.
Jeffrey D Adler, American University
Stephen DeBacker, University of Michigan
Loren R Spice*, University of Michigan
(104322141) 
9:30 a.m.
Dirac cohomology of small representations.
Victor Protsak*, Cornell University
(104322158) 
10:00 a.m.
Dirac cohomology of some small unitary representations.
Pavle Pandzic*, University of Zagreb
Victor Protsak, Cornell University
(104322165) 
10:30 a.m.
Dirac cohomology and the unitary dual of complex reductive groups at half integral infinitesimal character.
Dan M Barbasch*, Cornell University
Pavle Pandzic, University of Zagreb
(104322163)

8:30 a.m.

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

8:30 a.m.
Combinatorial HeegaardFloer invariants for fourdimensional cobordisms.
Ciprian Manolescu*, UCLA
Robert Lipshitz, Columbia University
Jiajun Wang, Caltech
(104357124) 
9:30 a.m.
Renormalization and Effective Field Theory.
Kevin Costello*, Northwestern University
(104381211) 
10:30 a.m.
String Topology and Floer Homology.
Mohammed Abouzaid*, MIT
(104381212)

8:30 a.m.

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)

8:30 a.m.

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)

8:30 a.m.

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

8:30 a.m.
Elliptic Equations with Nonlinear Boundary Conditions.
M. N. Nkashama*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(104335201) 
9:00 a.m.
Bounded Solutions of Nonlinear Parabolic Systems with Nonlinear Boundary Conditions.
Nsoki Mavinga*, University of Rochester
Marius Nkashama, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(104335136) 
9:30 a.m.
The Nemytsky Operator and a VariableCoefficient Version of Lusin's Theorem.
Josefina Alvarez*, New Mexico State University
(104347102) 
10:00 a.m.
Some Recent Advances and New Directions in Computational Complexity of Linear Programming Algorithms.
Jai Narain Singh*, Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Barry University
(10439076) 
10:30 a.m.
Some Results in Metric Trees.
Asuman G Aksoy*, Professor of Mathematics
(104346190) 
11:00 a.m.
Fixed Point and Solvability Theorems for Nonlinear Operators.
G. Isac*, Royal Military College of Canada
(10434775)

8:30 a.m.

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

8:30 a.m.
Computing Lie algebra Cohomology for $p=2$.
Caroline B. Wright*, University of Arizona
(104318150) 
9:00 a.m.
On Kostant's Theorem for Lie Algebra Cohomology.
University of Georgia VIGRE Algebra Group, University of Georgia
Jonathan Kujawa*, University of Oklahoma
(10431753) 
9:30 a.m.
Cohomology of quantum groups: An analog of Kostant's Theorem.
Brian D. Boe*, University of Georgia
University of Georgia VIGRE Algebra Group, University of Georgia
(104320166) 
10:00 a.m.
Adjoint actions on integral forms in quantized enveloping algebras: the mixed case.
Christopher M Drupieski*, University of Virginia
(104320133) 
10:30 a.m.
Discussion

8:30 a.m.

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)

8:30 a.m.

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)

8:30 a.m.

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

8:30 a.m.
Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching at the secondary level based on mathematical situations from high school classrooms: A challenge for collegiate mathematics.
Patricia S. Wilson*, University of Georgia
M. Kathleen Heid, Penn State University
(104397121) 
9:30 a.m.
Discussion Session of Heid and Wilson Presentation 
10:00 a.m.
Using a Practicebased Approach to Develop the Mathematical Knowledge Needed for Teaching Concepts Related to Rational Number and Proportionality.
Judith Flowers*, University of MichiganDearborn
Nesrin Cengiz, University of MichiganDearborn
(104397202) 
11:00 a.m.
Mathematics Curriculum Standards and Deep Mathematical Structure.
James J Madden*, Louisiana State University
(104397192)

8:30 a.m.

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

8:30 a.m.
Gauge groups and related structures in rational homotopy theory.
Samuel B. Smith*, Saint Joseph's University
(10435580) 
9:00 a.m.
Rational homotopy of gauge groups.
Yves Felix, Universite Catholique de Louvain
John Oprea*, Cleveland State University
(10435557) 
9:30 a.m.
Computational motivic homotopy theory.
Daniel Isaksen*, Wayne State University
(10435573) 
10:00 a.m.
Topological Modular Forms and Level Structures.
Valentina Joukhovitski*, University of Michigan
(104355181) 
10:30 a.m.
The Rational Homotopy Type of Spaces of SelfEquivalences of a Fibration.
Gregory Lupton*, Cleveland State University
Yves F{é}lix, l'Universit{é} Catholique de Louvain
Samuel B Smith, St. Joseph's University
(104355186) 
11:00 a.m.
Connective Ktheory of certain symmetric groups.
Son P Nguyen*, Wayne State University
(10435544)

8:30 a.m.

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)

8:30 a.m.

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

9:30 a.m.
On list decoding algebraic geometry codes over rings.
Nathan Drake*, Clemson University
Gretchen L. Matthews, Clemson University
(104314171) 
10:00 a.m.
Recent results on codes designed from permutation matrices.
Christine A. Kelley*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(104394199) 
10:30 a.m.
On the weight distribution of extended $\mathbb{Z}_4$linear quadratic residue codes.
Michael Kiermaier*, Universität Bayreuth
Alfred Wassermann, Universität Bayreuth
(104311120) 
11:00 a.m.
The use of Frobenius rings in coding theory: a personal view.
Jay A. Wood*, Western Michigan University
(10439439)

9:30 a.m.

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

9:30 a.m.
Volatility Models of the Yield Curve.
Victor Goodman*, Indiana University
(10439021) 
10:00 a.m.
Term structure of risk premium, risk aversion, and humped yield curves.
Srdjan Stojanovic*, University of Cincinnati
(104360129) 
10:30 a.m.
Measurements of Risk for Hedging with ShortTerm Futures.
Chaoqun Ma, Hunan University
Fei Wang, Valuation Group, International Fund Services
Zhijian Wu*, The University of Alabama
(104391134) 
11:00 a.m.
A RiskAverse UtilityFunction Framework for Rebalancing a Portfolio (Preliminary Report).
Stanley L. Sclove*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(104362167)

9:30 a.m.

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

9:30 a.m.
A hyperelastic rod model with nonlocal potential.
Thomas I. Seidman*, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Kathleen A. Hoffman, UMBC
(10434977) 
10:00 a.m.
Strong Solutions to a Nonlinear Fluid Structure Interaction System.
Amjad Tuffaha*, University of Southern California
Igor Kukavica, University of Southern California
Mohammed Ziane, University of Southern California
(104335208) 
10:30 a.m.
Dual Optimal Control Problems of Neutral Differential Equations.
Lianwen Wang*, University of Central Missouri
(104349126) 
11:00 a.m.
On Regularity Properties of Optimal Solutions.
Ilya Shvartsman*, Penn State Harrisburg
(10434994)

9:30 a.m.

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

3:00 p.m.
Some Problems and Results in Harmonic Analysis with Origins in Automorphic Forms.
Freydoon Shahidi*, Purdue University
(10432295) 
4:00 p.m.
Genuine Representations of $\widetilde{\text{Spin}}(n+1,n)$.
Scott P Crofts*, University of Utah
(10432251) 
4:30 p.m.
A noncommutative sharp and symmetric uncertainty inequality.
Murad Ozaydin, University of Oklahmoa
Tomasz Przebinda*, University of Oklahoma
(104322123)

3:00 p.m.

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

3:00 p.m.

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

3:00 p.m.
Categories coming from symplectic singularities, or on the Extalgebra of hot fudge.
Ben Webster*, MIT
(104381213) 
4:00 p.m.
Localization for THH and TC of spectral categories.
Andrew Blumberg*, University of Chicago
(104381214)

3:00 p.m.

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

3:00 p.m.
Can the finite simple groups be classified at all?
Gerhard O. Michler*, Dept. Math. Cornell University, Ithaca NY
(10432040) 
4:00 p.m.
Supercharacter theories of finite cyclic groups.
Anders O.F. Hendrickson*, Concordia College
(104320173) 
4:30 p.m.
Generalized Symmetric Groups with the Best Possible Strong Symmetric Genus.
Michael A Jackson*, Grove City College
(10432016)

3:00 p.m.

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

3:00 p.m.
The existence of Sylow $p$subloops in finite Moufang loops.
Stephen M Gagola III*, University of Arizona
(10432024) 
3:30 p.m.
The structure of moufang loops arising from zorn vector matrix algebras.
Andrew Wells*, Iowa State University
(10431741) 
4:00 p.m.
Moufang loops and groups with triality are essentially the same thing.
Jonathan I Hall*, Michigan State University
(10432070) 
4:30 p.m.
Moufang Elements.
J. D. Phillips*, Wabash College
(10432093)

3:00 p.m.

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

3:00 p.m.
Fixed Points and Common Fixed Points in Hausdorff Spaces Via Generalized Continuities.
Gerald F. Jungck*, Bradley University
(104354111) 
3:30 p.m.
Unbounded representations of partial *algebras and generalized Stinespring theorem.
Camillo Trapani*, Dipartimento di Matematica, Universita' di Palermo
(10434790) 
4:00 p.m.
Economic development and sustainability in a twosector model with variable population growth rate.
Massimiliano Ferrara*, Dept. of History, Law, Economics and Social Sciences  University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria Italy
Luca Guerrini, Dept. of Mathematical Economics  University of Bologna Italy
(10433783) 
4:30 p.m.
On some fixed point theorems and applications.
Ashok K. Singh*, Department of Science and Technology
(10434765)

3:00 p.m.

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

3:00 p.m.
$Ext^{1}$quivers for the Witt algebra W(1,1).
Brian D. Boe, University of Georgia
Daniel K. Nakano*, University of Georgia
Emilie Wiesner, Ithaca College
(104317110) 
3:30 p.m.
Cohomology and generic cohomology for Specht modules of the symmetric group.
David J Hemmer*, University at Buffalo, SUNY
(104320125) 
4:00 p.m.
Discussion

3:00 p.m.

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

3:00 p.m.
An Optimal Stopping Problem for SDEs with Random Coefficients.
Jiongmin Yong*, University of Central Florida
(10434943) 
3:30 p.m.
RegimeSwitching Recombining Tree for Option Pricing.
Ruihua Liu*, University of Dayton
(104360135) 
4:00 p.m.
Pricing Asian Options for Jump Diffusions.
Erhan Bayraktar, University of Michigan
Hao Xing*, University of Michigan
(104360206) 
4:30 p.m.
Implementing a Robust Option Replacement Strategy.
Anirban Dutta*, Western Michigan University
Qiji J. Zhu, Western Michigan University
(104391104)

3:00 p.m.

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

3:00 p.m.
ParabolicHyperbolic FluidStructure Interaction.
Roberto Triggiani*, University of Virginia
(10433555) 
3:30 p.m.
Wellposedness of Solutions for the Wave Equation with Supercritical Interior and Boundary Sources and Damping.
Lorena Bociu*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Irena Lasiecka, University of Virginia
(10433566) 
4:00 p.m.
Wellposedness and trace regularity of a plate equation with nondissipative boundary conditions.
Daniel Toundykov*, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
Irena Lasiecka, University of Virginia
(104335153) 
4:30 p.m.
Long time behavior in nonlinear hyperbolic eveolutions.
Irena m Lasiecka*, University of Virginia
(10433574)

3:00 p.m.

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

3:00 p.m.
Imbeddings of Graph Products: a Survey.
Ghidewon AbayAsmerom*, Virginia Commonwealth University
(10430533) 
3:30 p.m.
Counting minimum genus embeddings of $K_{3,n}$.
Mark N. Ellingham*, Vanderbilt University
Adam Weaver, Vanderbilt University
(10430528) 
4:00 p.m.
Simple closed curves in $N_3$.
Xiaoya Zha*, Middle Tennessee State University
(10430592) 
4:30 p.m.
Representativity of Cayley maps of some Abelian groups.
D. Christopher Stephens*, Middle Tennessee State University
Thomas W. Tucker, Colgate University
Xiaoya Zha, Middle Tennessee State University
(104305191)

3:00 p.m.

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

3:00 p.m.
Simultaneously Inpainting in Image and Transformed Domains.
Lixin Shen*, Syracuse University
(104342161) 
3:30 p.m.
An Infeasible InteriorPoint Algorithm for Linear Complementarity Problems.
Olena Shevchenko*, Western Michigan University
(104390176) 
4:00 p.m.
Randomized Methods for Linear Constraints: Convergence Rates and Conditioning.
Dennis Leventhal*, Cornell University
Adrian Lewis, Cornell University
(104390113) 
4:30 p.m.
Robust Parameters Estimation of Least Norm problems with Uncertain Data.
Saïd Bahi*, Southern Utah University
(104390155)

3:00 p.m.

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

3:00 p.m.
Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching Algebra: Recent Recommendations and Research.
Sharon L. Senk*, Michigan State University
(104397209) 
4:00 p.m.
Developing preservice teachers' understanding of linearity.
Laura R. Van Zoest*, Western Michigan University
(104397203)

3:00 p.m.

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

3:00 p.m.
Algebraic $K$theory of the dual numbers.
Vigleik Angeltveit, University of Chicago
Teena M Gerhardt*, Indiana University
Lars Hesselholt, Nagoya University
(104319148) 
3:30 p.m.
On the Tate spectrum of tmf at the prime 2.
Scott M Bailey*, University of Rochester
(10435549) 
4:00 p.m.
Generalized Cohomology and Generalized Witt Schemes.
Justin Noel*, University of Chicago
(10435547) 
4:30 p.m.
Towards the unstable $v_2$periodic homotopy of odd spheres.
Nicholas J. Kuhn*, University of Virginia
(104355185)

3:00 p.m.

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

3:00 p.m.
Arithmetic Dynamics and the Characterization of Finite Solvable Groups.
Tatiana M Bandman*, Bar Ilan University, Israel
(10431418) 
3:30 p.m.
ShestakovUmirbaev reductions and Nagata's conjecture on a polynomial automorphism.
Shigeru Kuroda*, Department of Mathematics and Information Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University
(10431478) 
4:00 p.m.
Relations between the Leading Terms of a Polynomial Automorphism.
Stéphane Vénéreau*, Departement Mathematik, Basel University
(10431448) 
4:30 p.m.
The variety of plane polynomial automorphisms.
JeanPhilippe Furter*, Univ. of La Rochelle (France).
(10431419)

3:00 p.m.

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)

3:00 p.m.

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

9:00 a.m.
Computing unipotent representations using the Atlas software.
Jeffrey Adams*, Mathematics Department, University of Maryland
(104322170) 
10:00 a.m.
Singularities of Korbits in flag varieties.
Monty McGovern*, University of Washington
(10432214) 
10:30 a.m.
On the geometry of certain components of the Springer fiber.
Leticia Barchini*, Oklahoma State University
(10432286) 
11:00 a.m.
On Functoriality for the Classical Groups.
James W. Cogdell*, Ohio State University
(104311174) 
12:00 p.m.
Archimedean Bessel models for GSp(4).
Ralf Schmidt*, University of Oklahoma
(104320159)

9:00 a.m.

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

9:00 a.m.
Localization for Walgebras.
Kobe Kremnizer*, MIT
(104381215) 
10:00 a.m.
Tangle category actions.
Rina Anno*, The University of Chicago
(104318162)

9:00 a.m.

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)

9:00 a.m.

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)

9:00 a.m.

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

9:00 a.m.
Frobenius twisted conjugacy classes of matrices.
Zongzhu Lin*, Kansas State University
(104320184) 
9:30 a.m.
Nilpotent orbits of a reductive group over a local field.
George J McNinch*, Tufts University
(104320180) 
10:00 a.m.
Fixed Point Sets and Lefschetz Modules for Subgroup Complexes.
John S. Maginnis*, Kansas State University
Silvia E. Onofrei, The Ohio State University
(104320118) 
11:00 a.m.
Discussion

9:00 a.m.

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

9:00 a.m.
Limiting Subgradients of Minimal Time Functions in Banach Spaces.
Boris Mordukhovich, Wayne State University
Nguyen Mau Nam*, University of TexasPan American
(10434912) 
9:30 a.m.
Normal Compactness and Lipschitz Mappings.
Bingwu Wang*, Department of Mathematics, Eastern Michigan University
(10434999) 
10:00 a.m.
Some Applications of Mordukhovich Coderivative for SetValued Mappings to Multiobjective Optimization.
Bao Quang Truong*, Northern Michigan University
(10434985) 
10:30 a.m.
Linear/conical approximation of hybrid dynamical systems.
Rafal Goebel*, Department of mathematics and Statistics, Loyola University Chicago
(104393194) 
11:00 a.m.
A duality method for micromagnetics.
Baisheng Yan*, Michigan State University
(104349151)

9:00 a.m.

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)

9:00 a.m.

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

9:00 a.m.
Some Open Problems Raised by the Jacobian Conjecture.
Wenhua Zhao*, Illinois State University
(104313164) 
9:30 a.m.
The Cancellation Problem for the KorasRussell cubic threefold.
Adrien Dubouloz*, CNRS  Institut de Mathématiques de Bourgogne
(10431452) 
10:00 a.m.
The Nagata automorphism is shifted linearizable.
Stefan Maubach*, Radboud University Nijmegen
(10431454) 
10:30 a.m.
${\mathbb A}^2$Fibrations over the Affine Plane.
Gene Freudenburg*, Western Michigan University
(104314210) 
11:00 a.m.
Proper algebraic actions of the additive group on complex four space.
David R Finston*, New Mexico State University
James K Deveney, Virginia Commonwealth University
(10431432)

9:00 a.m.