**The preparation of the volume has been completed at the end of November
2003. Here are the bibliografical data:**

**The list of contents is given below. If there are any questions,
please write to one of the editors **

**Frank-Olme Speck or Francisco Sepúlveda Teixeira
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** Portrait of Erhard Meister.
Table of Contents.
List of Photographs and Sources.
Preface.
Introduction. **

**PART A: Reminiscences on the Life and Work of Erhard Meister:
**

Curriculum Vitae.

Publications of Erhard Meister.

Supervision of PhD Dissertations.

*L. Meister*: How Could it Happen?

* A. Böttcher and B. Silbermann*: Erhard Meister - Friend
and Colleague.

*R. Duduchava*: Thank You - Erhard.

*M. Feistauer, K. Kozel and J. Neustupa*: Our First Visit to
Oberwolfach.

*I. Gohberg and M.A. Kaashoek*: Our Meetings with Erhard Meister.

*R.A. Hurd*: Some Canadian Collaboration.

*N. Latz*: Reminiscences of Erhard Meister at Saarbrücken
and Berlin.

*R. Leis*: More than Forty Years with Erhard Meister.

*V. Maz'ya*: Remembering Erhard Meister.

*C. Meister and O. Meister*: The Family Man.

*S.A. Nazarov*: Recalling Meetings with Erhard Meister.

*D.C. Pack*: A View from Scotland.

*A.F. dos Santos and F.S. Teixeira*: The Lisbon Connection.

*L. von Wolfersdorf*: Prof. Meister's Relations with Freiberg.

**PART B: Invited papers from the areas of interest of E.
Meister: **

* H.-D. Alber and K. Chelminski*: Quasistatic
Problems in Viscoplasticity Theory I: Models with Linear Hardening.

*E.L. Basor and H. Widom*: Wiener-Hopf Determinants with Fisher-Hartwig
Symbols.

*M.A. Bastos, A. Bravo and Yu. Karlovich*: Convolution Type
Operators with Symbols Generated by Slowly Oscillating and Piecewise
Continuous Matrix Functions.

*A. Böttcher and S. Grudsky*: Asymptotically Good Pseudomodes
for Toeplitz Matrices and Wiener-Hopf Operators.

*T. Buchukuri, O. Chkadua and R. Duduchava*: Crack-type Boundary
Value Problems of Electroelasticity.

*L.P. Castro, F.-O. Speck and F.S. Teixeira*: On a Class of
Wedge Diffraction Problems Posted by Erhard Meister.

*M. Costabel, M. Dauge and S. Nicaise*: Corner Singularities
of Maxwell Interface and Eddy Current Problems.

*M. Feistauer and T. Neustupa*: On Some Aspects of the Analysis
of Incompressible Flow Through Cascades of Profiles.

*I. Gohberg, M.A. Kaashoek and F. van Schagen*: On Inversion
of Convolution Integral Operators on a Finite Interval.

*A. Karlovich*: Some Algebras of Functions with Fourier Coefficients
in Weighted Orlicz Sequence Spaces.

*M. Lindner and B. Silbermann*: Invertibility at Infinity of
Band-Dominated Operators on the Space of Essentially Bounded Functions.

*E. Lüneburg*: Half Plane Diffraction Problems Using Alternative
Integral Representations.

*E. Martensen and S. Ritter*: The Integral Equation Method
for Dipole Equilibrium.

*V. Maz'ya and T. Shaposhnikova*: Characterization of Multipliers
in Pairs of Besov Spaces.

*D. Natroshvili und W.L. Wendland*: Boundary Variational Inequalities
in the Theory of Interface Crack Problems.

*V.S. Rabinovich*: Limiting Absorption Principle for a Class
of Difference Equations.

*V.S. Rabinovich and S. Roch*: Fredholmness of Convolution
Type Operators.

*H. Triebel*: The Distribution of Eigenvalues of Some Fractal
Elliptic Operators and Weyl Measures.