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The Moore Prize for Applications of Interval Analysis

/ Description
and Rationale / How
to Submit / When
to Submit /

The idea of arithmetic over sets to encompass finiteness, roundoff error,
and uncertainty dates back to the first part of the twentieth century or
earlier. By the late 1950's, with exponentially increasing use of digital
electronic computers for mathematical computations, interval arithmetic
was a concept

whose time had come. With his 1962 dissertation "Interval Arithmetic
and Automatic Error Analysis in Digital Computing," encouraged by George
Forsythe, Prof. Ramon Moore was one of the first to publicize the underlying
principles of interval arithmetic in their modern form. Prof. Moore subsequently
dedicated much of his life to furthering the subject. This includes guidance
of seven Ph.D. students, interaction with other prominent figures in the
area such as Eldon Hansen, Louis Rall, and Bill Walster, and publication
of the seminal work "Interval Analysis" (Prentice Hall, 1966) and its update
"Methods and Applications of Interval Analysis" (SIAM, 1979). In addition,
Prof. Moore published a related book "Computational Functional Analysis"
(Horwood, 1985), and organized the conference with proceedings *Reliability
in Computing* (Academic Press, 1988). This latter conference was a major
catalyst for renewed interest in the subject. It is safe to say that these
accomplishments of Professor Moore have made applied interval analysis
what it is today. __To continue and further this tradition, we dedicate
to Prof. Moore a biennial prize for the best dissertation or paper in applications
of interval analysis__.
Note: By "applications" we intend primarily applications in engineering
and the sciences that will bring further recognition to the power of interval
computations. However, we do not wish to rule out significant and
widely recognized "pure" applications. The editorial board of *Reliable
Computing* will judge this.

To nominate a paper or dissertation (including your work or any other work
you deem appropriate), send either an electronic copy (Postscript, PDF,
or portable LaTeX) or a URL (web address) where such an electronic copy
can be downloaded to
rbk@louisiana.edu

(If such an electronic copy is not available, a complete citation
to a commonly available public journal may be emailed to rbk@louisiana.edu.
If that is a problem, a printed copy may be mailed to:

R. Baker Kearfott

Attention: Moore Prize

Department of Mathematics

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

U.L. Box 4-1010

Lafayette, LA 70504-1010

The first awarding will be at Validated Computing 2002; see
`http://interval.louisiana.edu/conferences/Validated_computing_2002/html_notice.html`

This first time only, dissertations and papers that have appeared during
the previous five years (1996 to 2002) may be nominated. Make sure the
materials are nominated before February 15, 2002.