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2017 September 20                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2170
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: LAA Special Issue in Honor of Vladimir Sergeichuk

Linear Algebra and Its Applications (LAA) is pleased to announce a special issue 
in honor of Professor Vladimir Sergeichuk in recognition of his many important 
contributions to linear algebra and on the occasion of his 70th birthday in 2019. 
LAA solicits papers for the special issue within the entire scope of LAA with a 
special emphasize on research topics related to the work of Vladimir Sergeichuk. 
The deadline for submissions of papers is April 1, 2018. All submissions will be 
subject to normal refereeing procedures and the usual standards of LAA will be 
applied. They should be submitted via the Elsevier Editorial System EES (
http://ees.elsevier.com/laa/), choosing the special issue called ``In Honor of 
Vladimir Sergeichuk" and the responsible Editor-in-Chief Peter Semrl.

Authors will have the opportunity to suggest one of the following special editors 
to handle their submission: Natalia Bebiano, Matej Bresar, Vyacheslav Futorny.


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2017 September 20                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2169
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Daniel Szyld
SUBJECT: Postdoc Available at Temple University

We encourage applications for a postdoc position in "Computational and Applied 
Mathematics." This includes, Numerical Linear Algebra, Numerical PDEs, 
Computational Science, Mathematical Biology, Scientific Computing, and 
Computational Modeling. The best applications are those where there is a clear 
match with a mentor faculty member from the Department ( www.math.temple.edu). 
Feel free to contact the appropriate faculty member if you have questions, or 
simply to explore common interests.

The official ad from mathjobs #10742 reads as follows:

The Department of Mathematics at Temple University seeks applications for two 
Postdoctoral Assistant Professors (non-tenure track). Preferred areas for the 
search are Algebra, Analysis, and Computational and Applied Mathematics, but 
strong candidates in other areas will be given consideration.

The positions are intended for new or recent Ph.D.s with strong research potential 
and excellent teaching skills. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in mathematics by 
the time of appointment and will be each paired with a faculty mentor (or mentors) 
in their research areas.

The initial appointment is for two years, with the possibility of extension to a 
third year per mutual agreement. The teaching load is 2-1 in the first two years.

Applications should be submitted through mathjobs.org and include the standard AMS 
Cover Sheet for Academic Employment, a cover letter naming at least one possible 
mentor, a CV, a research statement, a teaching statement, and four letters of 
recommendation, one of which should address the candidate's teaching qualifications.

Please direct all inquiries to mathematics@temple.edu 

Screening of applications will begin on December 1st, 2017, and will continue 
until the position is filled. Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal 
Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. 
We especially encourage applications from women, minority candidates and other 
underrepresented groups in the mathematical sciences. The Department of 
Mathematics at Temple University abides by the AMS postdoctoral offer response 
date guidelines.


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2017 September 20                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2168
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Tatiana Tchemisova
SUBJECT: Workshop on Graph Spectra, Combinatorics and Optmization, WGSCO 2018

WGSCO2018 : SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
WGSCO2018 - "Workshop on Graph Spectra, Combinatorics and Optimization"
Aveiro, Portugal, January 25-27, 2018
http://wgsco2018.web.ua.pt

The organizing committee of WGSCO2018 "Workshop on Graph Spectra, Combinatorics 
and Optimization" is reminding that the deadline of the abstract submissions, 
September 30, is approaching. We kindly invite you to submit your paper and 
participate in the Workshop. Please notice that the participants of the Workshop 
have the opportunity to submit their full papers to two special issues dedicated 
to the Workshop: Special issue of DAM and Special issue of Optimization.

Venue: Department of Mathematics, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Aim and Scope: The aim of WGSCO2018 is to bring together academic specialists and 
promote broad exchange of information and new developments in Spectral Graph 
Theory, Combinatorics and Optimization, and other related areas. During the 
Workshop we will commemorate the 65th birthday of Domingos M. Cardoso, who is a 
prominent Professor of the University of Aveiro.

Format of the Workshop: The scientific program of the Workshop consists of Plenary 
talks by the Invited Speakers and 20-minute contributed talks. We kindly invite 
you to contribute to the scientific program of the Workshop by submitting an 
abstract or a Special Session and participating in the Workshop. All abstracts 
will be refereed by the members of the International Scientific Committee. The 
abstracts will be published electronically in the Book of Abstracts.

The topics of the Workshop: Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Graph Theory, 
Algorithms and Computing Techniques, Combinatorial Optimization, Communications 
and Control Theory, Enumerative Combinatorics, Extremal Combinatorics, Graph 
Theory, Optimization in Graphs, Graph Spectra and applications, Linear 
Optimization, Networks, Nonlinear Optimization 

Invited Speakers: Jerzy Szymaoski, University of Adam Mickiewicz, Poland; Jorge 
Orestes, New University of Lisbon, Portugal; Nair Abreu, Federal University of Rio 
de Janeiro, Brasil; Peter Rowlinson, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK; Richard 
Brualdi, University of Wisconsin, USA; Slobodan Simic, Serbian Academy of Sciences 
and Arts; Tamás Terlaky, Lehigh University, USA; Vadim Lozin, University of 
Warwick, UK; Willem Haemers, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

Special Issues

A special issue of Discrete Applied Mathematics (DAM) and of Optimization with 
full-length papers will be dedicated to the WGSCO2018.

We invite the participants of the Workshop to submit their papers to these Special 
Issues.

Submitted papers will be considered as potential full-paper publications in this 
Special Issues subject to peer reviews, and should not have been previously 
published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All 
submissions will be refereed with the same standards as leading international 
journals. The main criteria for acceptance are the quality and originality of the 
contribution.
The deadline for the submission of the full-length papers is May 31, 2018.

Contacts: CIDMA-wgsco2018@ua.pt

Important Dates
Abstract Submission and Special Session Proposals: September 30, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: October 15, 2017
Early-Bird Registration: October 30, 2017
Later Registration: January 05, 2018
Conference: January 25-27, 2018

All information at the workshop website: http://wgsco2018.web.ua.pt

Special Session Proposals are very welcome! Looking forward to meeting you in 
Aveiro!

On behalf of the Organizing Committee
Co-chairs: Paula Carvalho, Sofia Pinheiro, Tatiana Tchemisova


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2017 September 11                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2167
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
SUBJECT:  Change in ILAS Payment Methods

ILAS has made a change in credit card payment processing method that requires 
routing the 
member to membership forms on different sites depending on payment method.  When 
you click 
the "Join ILAS Now" button on the membership page 
http://www.ilasic.org/misc/membership.html,
 you will see a screen that looks like this:



Please select the method of payment that you will use and click the appropriate 
button.  

Dues paying members with questions about the new payment system should contact the 
Secretary/Treasurer, Leslie Hogben, at hogben@aimath.org.  Fee-waiver members with 
questions 
should contact the Secretary/Treasurer, Leslie Hogben, at ILAS@iastate.edu.

The reason for change is that the increasing levels of cost, complexity, and legal 
liability 
associated with accepting credit card payments have made it difficult and unwise 
for ILAS to 
process credit card payments directly, so we have contracted with Iowa State 
University 
Registration Services to process our credit card payments for a fee.  

Since US$ checks cost ILAS nothing, this is the preferred payment method,  For 
members for 
whom US$ check is not convenient, the credit card payment method is available up 
to $300.  
Since the credit card fee is a % of the amount and ILAS bank charges a fixed fee 
for wire 
transfers, wire transfers should be used of amounts of $300 or more.

Please note that donations will be handled only via US$ check or wire transfer, 
and the 
existing donation form continues continues to work for those payment methods.  
Donors with 
questions should contact the Secretary/Treasurer, Leslie Hogben, at 
hogben@aimath.org.


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2017 September 07                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2166
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Daniel Szyld
SUBJECT:  Remembering Ivo Marek

With deep sorrow we inform the community that Ivo Marek, Professor Emeritus at 
Charles University and at the Czech Technical University in Prague, passed away on 
August 18, 2017 at the age of 84. Ivo Marek was an outstanding mathematician, who 
contributed over 170 papers and 3 monographs on a wide range of topics. Among 
those we highlight neutron transport theory and related problems of nuclear 
reactor theory, numerical methods for many types of iterative methods for linear 
and non-linear operator equations, and especially for singular problems, including 
stochastic matrices.

His knowledge was remarkably broad and deep, and this can be glanced for example 
in his use of functional analysis tools in applied linear algebra problems.  He 
served as editor of several journals.

Among his honors we mention that he was the recipient of the Czechoslovak National 
Prize in Science and the Bolzano Medal (Mathematical Sciences). Two conferences 
were organized in his honor, and three special issues of Numer. Linear Algebra 
Appl. (10) 2003, (16) 2009, and (22) 2015, were dedicated to him.

His colleagues and friends will remember him for his extraordinary enthusiasm for 
science and education, for his friendly and generous personality, his sense of 
humor, his important role in integrating Czech computational mathematicians into 
the international community, and for his love of music, especially Mozart.

Ivo will be sorely missed. We remember him with gratitude and respect.

Radim Blaheta, Zdenek Strakos, and Daniel Szyld


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2017 September 04                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2165
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT:  ILAS Lectures at Non-ILAS Conferences and a General Support of 
Non-ILAS Conferences

As part of ILAS's commitment to supporting activities in Linear Algebra, the 
Society maintains a program of providing some support to non-ILAS conferences. 
This support may take one of two forms (a conference may apply for only one of 
these two forms).

ILAS Lectureships at non-ILAS conferences. It is expected that ILAS lecturers 
will be of the stature of plenary speakers at ILAS conferences, and may be 
supported by up to US$1000 for expenses, or in the case of a Hans Schneider 
Lecturer, US$1500. Reimbursement guidelines may be obtained from the 
Secretary/Treasurer Leslie Hogben.

General support of conferences of up to $750. Such support could be used for 
support of student expenses, expenses for participants from developing 
countries, or plenary speakers. Refreshment costs are not eligible. You are 
welcome to consult the President Peter Semrl about what you may propose.

This is a reminder that there is a deadline of 30 September 2017 for receipt 
of proposals for sponsorship  of ILAS Lectures at non-ILAS meetings and for 
general support of conferences taking place in 2018. Please note that we will 
not be able to consider applications submitted after the deadline as it is 
important to rank all applications in one go. Each proposal is automatically 
assumed to be also a request for the ILAS endorsement of the conference.

Further details on the guidelines for proposals can be found at the following 
link:
http://www.ilasic.org/misc/non_ilas_guidelines.html 




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2017 August 05                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2164
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Hugo Woerdenan
SUBJECT: Minutes of the 2017 Ilas Business Meeting

2017 ILAS BUSINESS MEETING

 Wednesday, July 26, 2017
 Carver Hall, Room 305
 Iowa State University
 Ames, Iowa, USA

Agenda:

 A. Reading of Notice of Meeting.
 B. Reading of the Minutes of Previous Meeting.
 C. Report of President and Vice President.
 D. Report of Secretary/Treasurer.
 E. Reports of Committees.
     i)   Education Committee (David Strong)
     ii)  Institutional Membership Committee (Steve Butler)
     iii) Journal Committee (Rajendra Bhatia)
     iv)  Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra (Bryan Shader/Michael Tsatsomeros)
     v)   IMAGE (Kevin Vander Meulen)
 F. Transaction of Other Business.
     i)  Future ILAS meetings
     ii) Any other business
 G. Adjournment. 

Minutes of the ILAS Business meeting held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Carver 
Hall, Room 
305, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA
  
 President Semrl called the meeting to order at 4:55 p.m. About 70 ILAS members 
were in 
attendance.

 A. Reading of notice of meeting.

 B. Reading of the minutes from the previous meeting.

 Minutes of the 2016 Business Meeting held in Leuven, Belgium, were approved.

 C. Report of President and Vice-President .Final approval was given by the Board 
for ILAS 
to support each ILAS conference with up to $2000.
.The Board approved the appointment of Steve Butler to be the Assistant 
Secretary/Treasurer.
.The Board approved a three-year renewable agreement with Elsevier Inc., where ILAS 
recognizes Linear Algebra and its Applications (LAA) as an affiliated journal and 
allows 
Elsevier Inc. to engage in associated promotion activities, and where Elsevier 
Inc. provides 
speaker support for ILAS conferences as well as reduced LAA subscription rates for 
ILAS 
members.
.The Board approved The Israel Gohberg ILAS-IWOTA Lecture series, in collaboration 
with the 
International Workshop on Operator Theory and its Applications (IWOTA). President 
Semrl 
announced that he was planning to approach Andre Ran and Hugo Woerdeman (he 
accepted) to be 
the ILAS representatives on the Israel Gohberg ILAS-IWOTA lecture committee for 
the 2020 
IWOTA meeting. Future Israel Gohberg ILAS-IWOTA lectures will be held at the 2022 
ILAS 
meeting and the 2024 IWOTA meeting
.The board approved the appointment of Louis Deaett as Editor-in-Chief of IMAGE 
starting 
August 1, 2017. Kevin Vander Meulen will continue as co-Editor-in-Chief for 1-3 
issues as 
appropriate.
.The membership was informed that IMAGE will no longer provide hard copies. Issue 
59 will be 
the last issue of IMAGE with a print edition. Starting with issue 60, IMAGE will 
only be 
produced in an electronic format. Accomodations will be made for the two ILAS 
members who 
prepaid for IMAGE hardcopies.
.The membership was informed that from now on the membership year will be March 1 
- February 
28/29. This works better with the timing of elections, which are held in 
January-February. 
It was observed that the by-laws are silent on this issue, and that no other ILAS 
business 
is affected by this change.
.The membership was informed that the ILAS 2020 meeting will be held at National 
University 
of Ireland, Galway, June 22-26.
.ILAS elections ran from January 12, 2017 to February 16, 2017 and proceeded via 
electronic 
voting. The following were (re-)elected with three-year terms that began on 1 
March 2017: 
Peter Semrl (President), and James Nagy and Rachel Quinlan (Board members). 
Froilán Dopico 
and Michael Overton completed their terms on the ILAS Board of Directors on 28 
February 
2017. They were thanked for their service to ILAS. Gratitude was also extended to 
the 
members of the Nominating Committee (Heike Fassbender (chair), Shmuel Friedland, 
Sang-Gu 
Lee, Chi-Kwong Li, Luis Verde Star) and to all candidates that agreed to have 
their names 
stand for the elections.
D. Report of Secretary/Treasurer.

 Treasurer Hogben presented the Treasurer's Report, which was published in IMAGE 
58, and 
indicated that ILAS is in good financial state with a current balance of ~188K. 
The new 
line item for the Israel Gohberg ILAS-IWOTA lecture was pointed out.
  
 E. Reports of Committees.

 i.   Education Committee

 David Strong reported for the Education committee, which is composed of Avi 
Berman, Jason 
Grout, Sang-Gu Lee, Steve Leon and David Strong (chair).

 Strong mentioned four notable activities since the 2016 ILAS Business Meeting:  
.Articles 
on Linear Algebra education in IMAGE 
.Educational sessions at ILAS 2017
.Sessions on "Innovative and Effective Ways to Teach Linear Algebra" at 2017 Joint 
Meetings 
of the AMS and MAA 
.Book "Challenges and Strategies in Teaching Linear Algebra" 
Suggestions ILAS members might have on furthering Linear Algebra education are 
welcome.
  
 ii. Institutional Membership Committee

 The committee is composed of Steve Butler (chair), Heike Fassbender, Yongdo Lim, 
and Peter 
Semrl (ex-officio). Steve Butler reported for the committee.

 The current institutional members are: Elsevier; Pearson; World
 Scientific; SIAM; CRC Press; Taylor and Francis; Maplesoft.  This membership
 has been stable for the past three years. In addition to the institutional 
membership dues, 
some of the institutional members give additional support to ILAS and ILAS 
conferences 
through sponsorship, e.g., talks.
  
 We continue to maintain our relationship with institutional members and where
 possible strengthen them.  To help strengthen these relationships we should
 look for synergies between the institutional members and ILAS members, e.g.,
 expanding sponsorship opportunities. While we are always open to new 
institutional members; 
we are not actively recruiting new institutional members at this time.
  
 iii.  Journals Committee
  
 Chair Rajendra Bhatia reported for the Journals committee, which is comprised of 
Geir Dahl, 
Froilán Dopico, Bryan Shader (ex-officio), Kevin Vander Meulen (ex-officio) and 
Rajendra 
Bhatia (chair).
  
 Bhatia thanked the previous committee members (Ilse Ipsen (chair), Douglas 
Farenick, Shmuel 
Friedland, Bryan Shader (ex-officio), Kevin Vander Meulen (ex-officio)) for their 
service 
and especially for their hard work on the reappointment of Bryan Shader as 
Editor-in-Chief 
of ELA for another three-year term, which started on November 1, 2016. He also 
announced 
the appointment of Louis Deaett as Editor-in-Chief of IMAGE starting August 1, 2017.
  
 iv. ELA

 Michael Tsatsomeros, Co-Editor-in-Chief, reported for ELA. He started out saying 
that Bryan 
Shader sends his regards. Tsatsomeros addressed the following:
 He thanked all Editors, the managing team (consisting of Panos Psarrakos, Sarah 
Carnochan-Naqvi and Michael Cavers), and all referees. .Harm Bart and Christian 
Mehl 
resigned as editors. Their service was appreciated. ELA is planning to replace them.
.To date over 101,000 papers were downloaded from over 4,301 institutions and 170 
countries 
through the ELA portal. 43,863 downloads of ELA papers occurred in the last year.
.The acceptance rate for ELA over the last 3 years is about 26% which is slightly 
lower than 
the historic average of around 35%.
.For the most recently completed normal volume the median time from submission to 
publication was 180 days.
.The number of citations to ELA articles per year has grown 22% since 2013 and 67% 
since 
2012.
.LAA, LAMA and ELA average 1.01, .9 and .45 citations per article over the last 3 
years, 
respectively.
.ELA's most recent H-index is 23; that is, 23 ELA papers have received 23 or more 
citations.
.Vol 31 had 56 papers and with a total of 833 pages. Vol 32 has so far about 25 
papers.
.There were 237 submissions in the period June 2016-May 2017, with 298 the year 
before.
.About 50-60 papers/year seems to be about the acceptable workload for the journal.
Ilse Ipsen asked whether ELA should use CrossCheck to detect plagiarism. 
Tsatsomeros said 
that Bryan Shader is working to make CrossCheck available via the University of 
Wyoming 
library, and that they have not used it yet. He added that by simply using Google 
and other 
means they exposed some misbehavior (including resubmitting a paper with different 
authors 
and simultaneous submissions of the same manuscript to different journals).

 v. Report on IMAGE

 Editor-in-chief, Kevin Vander Meulen, reported. .Michael Cavers has ended his 
term as a 
contributing editor for feature articles. He was thanked for his service since 
2012. He was 
thanked, in particular, for his help setting up the LaTeX structures for IMAGE 
when he 
began his term. Sebastian Cioaba will take over as contributing editor for feature 
articles.
.Douglas Farenick is stepping down as contributing editor for book reviews, due to 
some new 
administrative duties. He was thanked for his service since 2013. Colin Garnett 
has been 
appointed as the new book reviews editor.
.Louis Deaett will serve as Editor-in-Chief starting with the 2017 Fall issue of 
IMAGE, 
issue 59. Kevin Vander Meulen will continue as co-Editor-in-Chief for 1-3 more 
issues, to 
provide continuity.
.Issue 59 will be the last issue of IMAGE with a print edition. Starting with 
issue 60, 
IMAGE will only be produced in an electronic format.
.It was noted that ILAS website, thanks to Sarah Carnochan Naqvi, has been 
tracking the 
number of downloads of IMAGE. In a one-year period, issue 56 was downloaded over 
1200 times. 
Issue 57 has over 1000 downloads in the last 8 months and issue 58 already has 
over 500 
downloads in two months.
.The rest of the editorial board was also thanked for their work: Minerva Catral, 
Louis 
Deaett, Carlos Fonseca, Rajesh Pereira, David Strong, Naomi Shaked-Monderer, and 
Amy Wehe.
President Semrl initiated a round of applause for Kevin Vander Meulen thanking him 
for all 
the work he has done over the years.

 F. Transaction of other business

 i) Future ILAS meetings
  
 The 22nd ILAS meeting will be held July 8-12, 2019, in Rio de Janeiro. Organizers 
Nair 
Abreu and Vilmar Trevisan informed the membership that the website (ilas2019.org) 
for the 
meeting is up and that Scientific Organizing and Local Organizing Committees were 
formed. 
In addition, they described their activity in raising awareness of the ILAS 2019 
meeting in 
Brasil by organizing local workshops, including the Linear Algebra and its 
Applications 
Workshop (laaw2018.org) to be held July 30-31, 2018, just before the ICM 2018, 
also to be 
held in Rio. The organizers encouraged everyone to come to ILAS 2019.
  
 The 23st ILAS meeting will be held held at National University of Ireland, 
Galway, June 
22-26, 2020. Organizers Rachel Quinlan and Helena Smigoc gave initial impressions 
of the 
conference site and of the city of Galway, which has been designated the European 
Capital 
of Culture 2020.
  
 ii) Other business

 President Semrl encouraged members to come to the Conference on Applied Linear 
Algebra 
(SIAM-ALA18), Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, May 4-8, 2018. Mark Embree 
and 
Valeria Simoncini will be ILAS lecturers at this meeting.
  
 The next ILAS business meeting will be in Rio de Janeiro in 2019.

 G. Adjournment

 President Semrl adjourned the meeting at 5:47 p.m.


 Respectfully submitted by Hugo Woerdeman, Vice-President of ILAS.



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2017 July 31                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2163
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Heike Fassbender
SUBJECT: Householder Symposium XXI, June 2020

The Householder Symposium XXI on Numerical Linear Algebra will be held at Hotel 
Sierra 
Silvana, Selva di Fasano (Br), Italy, 14-19 June 2020. Preliminary information can 
be found 
at

http://users.ba.cnr.it/iac/irmanm21/HHXXI/index.html 

This symposium is the twenty-first in a series, previously called the Gatlinburg 
Symposia, 
and will be organized in cooperation with the Society for Industrial and Applied 
Mathematics (SIAM) and the SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra.

The Symposium is very informal, with the intermingling of young and established 
researchers 
a priority. Participants are expected to attend the entire meeting. The seventeenth 
Householder Award for the best thesis in numerical linear algebra since 1 January 
2017 will 
be presented.

Attendance at the meeting is by invitation only. Applications will be solicited 
from 
researchers in numerical linear algebra, matrix theory, and related areas such as 
optimization, differential equations, signal processing, and control. Each 
attendee will be 
given the opportunity to present a talk or a poster. Some talks will be plenary 
lectures, 
while others will be shorter presentations arranged in parallel sessions.

The application deadline will be some time in Fall 2019.

It is expected that partial support will be available for some students, early 
career 
participants, and participants from countries with limited resources.



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2017 June 16                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2162
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
SUBJECT: ILAS 2017 Deadlines

This email contains information about deadlines for registration, banquet, and 
excursion.  
Additional information can be found on the conference website 
https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/

Registration
Please note that all reduced rates, including student, postdoc, developing 
country, and 
ILAS member/Fields/IMA will end June 30.  All registrations after that date will 
be at the 
general rate of $300.   
All speakers and poster presenters are required to register. If you have not 
already 
registered for ILAS 2017 and wish to attend, you can register by going to the page
https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/registration/
If you are not currently an ILAS member and want to use the member rate you should 
pay for 
your membership as part of the registration process. 

Banquet, and excursion
Tickets for the conference banquet and the excursion must be purchased by July 6 
(and may 
run out before then).  They were supposed to be purchased during the registration 
process.  
If you already registered and would like to add one or more of these items, please 
contact 
registrations@iastate.edu to update your registration  and make payment 
arrangements.  Note: 
* The banquet will be held Thursday July 27 at the ISU Memorial Union very close 
to the 
conference site.  The cost is $40.
* Information on the excursion may be found at
https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/local/
(the first item Living History Farms).  The cost is $50.

Leslie Hogben, Chair, ILAS 2017 Organizing Committees



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2017 June 16                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2161
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Hugo Woerdenan
SUBJECT: 2017 ILAS Business Meeting


You are hereby invited to attend the

2017 ILAS BUSINESS MEETING

Wednesday July 26, 2017, 16:45-18:15,
Room 305, Carver Hall,
Iowa State University,
Ames, IA 50011,
USA.


Agenda:

A. Reading of Notice of Meeting.
B. Reading of the Minutes of Previous Meeting.
C. Report of President and Vice President.
D. Report of Secretary/Treasurer.
E. Reports of Committees.
    i)   Education Committee (David Strong)
    ii)  Institutional Membership Committee (Steve Butler)
    iii) Journal Committee (Rajendra Bhatia)
    iv)  Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra (Bryan Shader/Michael Tsatsomeros)
    v)   IMAGE (Kevin Vander Meulen)
F. Transaction of Other Business.
    i)  Future ILAS meetings
    ii) Any other business
G. Adjournment.


Below are the minutes of the 2016 Business Meeting

_______________________________________________________


Minutes of the ILAS Business meeting held on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, in the 
Raadzaal, 
Building SW, Campus Sociale Wetenschappen, KU Leuven, Belgium.

President Semrl called the meeting to order at 12:45 p.m. About 50 ILAS members 
were in 
attendance.

A. Reading of notice of meeting.

President Semrl indicated that the notice of the meeting was recently posted on 
ILAS-net, 
and suggested to move the report of the Journal Committee after the report of the 
Institutional Membership Committee, so that the ELA and IMAGE report would follow 
directly 
after the Journal Committee report.  Members present had no objection and the 
meeting 
proceeded.

B. Reading of the minutes from the previous meeting.

Minutes of the previous Business Meeting on August 7, 2014 at Sungkyunkwan 
University, 
Seoul, were previously circulated on ILAS-net. A mistake, observed before the 
meeting by 
Michael Overton, was noted in section F(i): "2018 and 2019", should be "2019 and 
2020". No 
other edits were suggested, and the minutes were approved.  President Semrl took 
the 
opportunity to encourage members to start thinking about possible ILAS Conference 
locations 
for 2022 and 2023, as for these years no conference proposals are in sight yet.

C. Report of President and Vice-President

Since 2014 ILAS Business Meeting in Seoul we had two regular elections, the first 
one in 
the fall of 2014 and the second one in the fall of 2015. Beatrice Meini and Henry 
Wolkowicz 
were elected to the Board of Directors in the first elections, and Ravindra Bapat 
and 
Helena Smigoc in the second one, all of them for a three year term. In the first 
elections 
Leslie Hogben was elected to be ILAS Secretary/Treasurer for a three year term 
beginning on 
March 1, 2015. Due to unforeseen family medical issues, Bryan Shader, who has been 
reelected for another three year term, resigned from his post as ILAS 
Vice-President on 
January 1, 2016. In the special elections in the spring of 2016, Hugo Woerdeman 
was elected 
to be ILAS Vice-President for a term May 1, 2016 - February 28, 2019. Thanks were 
expressed 
to all Nominating committees - Shaun Fallat (chair), Dario Bini, Marko Huhtanen, 
Rachel 
Quinlan, Xingzhi Zhan; Rachel Quinlan (chair), Pauline van den Driessche, Raf 
Vandebril, 
David Watkins, Hugo Woerdeman; and Pauline van den Driessche (chair), Harm Bart, 
Chi-Kwong 
Li, Francoise Tisseur, and Eugene Tyrtyshnikov. Peter Semrl expressed his thanks to 
outgoing Board members Dale Olesky, Eugene Tyrthisnikov, Avi Berman, and Volker 
Merhmann, 
and Vice-President Bryan Shader.

Based on recommendation of the ILAS Program Review Committee, the ILAS Board 
appointed 
Steve Kirkland as Second Vice President (for ILAS conferences) with term from 
January 1, 
2015 to February 28, 2017. He serves as a connection between organizers of ILAS 
Conferences 
and the ILAS Executive Committee.

A September 30, 2016 deadline for requests for support to non-ILAS conferences was 
announced. Effective with proposals submitted in 2016 for conferences taking place 
in 2017, 
this support may take one of two forms (a conference may apply for only one of 
these two 
forms).
(1)	ILAS Lectureships at non-ILAS conferences. It is now expected that ILAS  
lecturers will 
be of the stature of plenary speakers at ILAS conferences,  and may be supported 
by up to 
US$1000 for expenses, or in the case of  a Hans Schneider Lecturer, US$1500.  
Reimbursement 
guidelines may be  obtained  from the Secretary/Treasurer Leslie Hogben 
.
(2)	General support of conferences of up to $750.  Such support could be used  for 
support 
of student expenses, expenses for participants from developing  countries, or 
plenary 
speakers. Refreshment costs are not eligible.  This is a new program and you are 
welcome to 
consult the President  Peter Semrl  about what you may 
propose.
As this is a competitive process it is important to adhere to the deadlines.

Rajendra Bhatia and Paul Van Dooren are 2016 Hans Schneider prize recipients for 
lifetime 
contributions to linear algebra. Paul Van Dooren will be awarded the prize at the 
ILAS 
Conference in Leuven in 2016, and Rajendra Bhatia will be awarded the prize at the 
ILAS 
Conference in Ames in 2017. The Hans Schneider Prize Committee consisted of 
Richard Brualdi 
(chair), Shmuel Friedland, Ilse Ipsen, Thomas Laffey, Xingzhi Zhan, and Peter Semrl 
(ex-officio member).

Miklos Palfia has been selected to be the Taussky-Todd Lecturer at the ILAS 
Conference in 
Ames in 2017. The Taussky-Todd Lecturer Selection Committee consisted of Rajendra 
Bhatia, 
Shaun Fallat, Paul Van Dooren, and  Peter Semrl (ex-officio member).

President Semrl informed members about following change of by-laws, approved by 
the ILAS 
Board on July 12, 2016:

1.	Article 10 (3):
Previous version:
Elections for the Board of Directors (including the Executive Officers) shall be 
held 
between September 1 and December 31 for terms beginning March 1 of the following 
year.

New version
"Elections for the Board of Directors (including the Executive Officers) shall be 
held 
within the period November 1 of the given year and February 20 of the following 
year for 
terms beginning March 1 of the following year, and voting shall last a minimum of 
30 days."

2.	Article 3 (1):
Previous version:
Section 1. Annual Meeting. A meeting of Members shall be held no later than one 
(1) year 
after the last annual meeting of Members. However, failure to hold an annual 
meeting timely 
shall in no way affect the terms of Officers or Directors of the Society or the 
validity of 
actions of the Society.

New Version:
Section 1. Annual Meeting. A meeting of Members shall be held at every ILAS 
Conference and 
at least once within every two (2) year period. However, failure to hold an annual 
meeting 
timely shall in no way affect the terms of Officers or Directors of the Society or 
the 
validity of actions of the Society.


D. Report of Secretary/Treasurer.

Treasurer Hogben presented the Treasurer's Report, which was published in IMAGE 
56, and a 
financial summary that indicates that ILAS is in very good financial state with a 
current 
balance of ~180K. A newly introduced option to pay a one time fee for lifetime 
membership 
had generated funds that would not be expected to the same extent in the future. 
Members 
had no comments, and the meeting moved on.


E. Reports of Committees.

ii.   Education Committee

David Strong reported for the Education committee, which is composed of Avi 
Berman, Sang-Gu 
Lee, Steve Leon and David Strong (chair).

For each biannual issue of IMAGE, we have solicited and included an article 
related to the 
teaching of Linear Algebra.  Since our last ILAS meetings in 2014, there have been 
four 
articles that have been included. 
In those four articles:
.	Gil Strang (MIT) gives four different explanations and descriptions of why row 
rank is 
equal to column rank.
.	Jeremy Case (Taylor University) discusses how he uses journal articles that 
are useful 
in teaching Linear Algebra and shares several of his favorite articles that he 
uses in his 
own teaching.
.	David Strong (Pepperdine University) writes about the plethora of online 
resources and 
tools for teaching and doing linear algebra, and the ongoing efforts by the 
Mathematical 
Association of America (MAA) to locate and electronically gather these resources.
.	David Borland (RENCI, Univ. North Carolina), Tim Chartier (Davidson College) 
and 
Tabitha Peck (Davidson College) discuss some of the Linear Algebra ideas used by 
Pixar in 
its animation techniques.

Also since our 2014 meeting in Korea, at each of the 2015 and 2016 Joint Meetings 
of the 
American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the MAA, we held two sessions on 
"Innovative and 
Effective Ways to Teach Linear Algebra."  At these sessions we enjoyed dozens of 
interesting and useful presentations on theoretical aspects of Linear Algebra and 
various 
interesting applications of Linear Algebra.  Many of these are available online at 
http://faculty.pepperdine.edu/dstrong/LinearAlgebra.

Third, the MAA is in the on-going process of collecting online resources for 
Linear Algebra 
as part of their Course Communities within the MAA website.  Two years ago, two of 
our 
Committee members, Steve Leon and David Strong, participated in a weekend meeting 
of a 
group of about ten mathematicians at the MAA headquarters in Washington DC to help 
put this 
collection together.  The collection is now online and available as part of the 
MAA's 
webpages:
http://www.maa.org/programs/faculty-and-departments/course-communities/browse?term_n
ode_tid_d
epth=42292 

There is still a great need to better gather, organize and disseminate the many 
online 
resources available to teaching and doing linear algebra and other mathematics.

We encourage any suggestions other members of ILAS might have on furthering Linear 
Algebra 
education. Strong noted that a lot of the efforts of the Education Committee were 
based in 
the United States, and requested suggestions how to do the same in other countries.

iii. Institutional Membership Committee

The committee is composed of Steve Butler, Jason Grout, and Hugo Woerdeman 
(chair). Hugo 
Woerdeman reported for the committee.

There are currently six institutional members in addition to a special 
relationship that 
ILAS has formed with SIAM.  We offer institutional members two different levels of 
membership and we noted that all have joined at the higher level.  These 
institutional 
members are listed on the ILAS website and featured in IMAGE.  Some have gone 
further to 
give additional support beyond their dues.  In particular we recognize the 
significant 
support that Elsevier has made towards ILAS meetings.  We plan to continue having 
a working 
relationship with our institutional members moving forward and also look to expand 
to 
additional institutional members.  To this end we note that our current list of 
institutional members are all based in North America and are primarily related to 
support 
academic studies (through books, journals and/or software).  There is room to look 
into 
potential institutional members from other continents, as well as potential 
industrial 
sponsors who make extensive use of linear algebra. Douglas Farenick suggested that 
Mathematics Departments may be interested in a hardcopy subscription to IMAGE, an 
idea that 
will be explored. Finally, it was observed that a new chair of the committee will 
be 
appointed as the current chair has been elected to be Vice-President of ILAS.

i.  Journal Committee

Douglas Farenick reported for the Journal committee, which is comprised of Shmuel 
Friedland, Bryan Shader (ex-officio), Kevin Vander Meulen (ex-officio) and Ilse 
Ipsen 
(chair). He addressed the following four items:

(1)	IMAGE Editor-in-Chief, managing editor, and publishing modality: The Committee 
recommended to re-appoint Kevin Vander Meulen as EIC of Image for another 3-year 
term 
starting in January 2015; and also recommends to appoint a managing editor for 
Image. The 
Committee was divided on whether to abandon print copies of IMAGE and make it a 
completely 
electronic journal. Richard Brualdi asked how many people requested printed 
copies. This 
number is about 30 and declining. Treasurer Hogben interjected that those printed 
copies no 
longer affect the budget, as those who request printed copies pay an additional 
$20 per 
year. It was noted that if Mathematics Departments subscribe to IMAGE, as 
suggested under 
ii, the number may go up again.
(2)	ELA special issue: Francisco Carvalho submitted a request for an ELA special 
issue 
devoted to the MatTriad-2015 conference. However, the conference web page stated 
publication of a special issue with Springer. A request for clarification was left 
unanswered.
(3)	Plagiarism in ELA: Bryan Shader asked the ILAS Journal Committee to 
investigate a claim 
of plagiarism against the author of an ELA paper. The Committee concluded that 
this case 
did not constitute plagiarism, but merely ill-judged exposition, possibly due to 
author's 
inexperience. In response to a request for more details, Farenick reported that 
each member 
of the committee came to the same conclusion independently and that no feedback 
was given 
to the author.
(4)	Second Editor-in-Chief for ELA: The Committee reviewed and approved Bryan 
Shader's 
request to appoint Michael Tsatsomeros as a second EIC of ELA.

iv. ELA

Michael Tsatsomeros reported for ELA. He started out saying that Bryan Shader 
sends his 
regards, and expressed his regrets that he could not be present. Tsatsomeros 
addressed the 
following:

1. ELA publishes about 60 papers/year in normal issues, and about one special 
issue per year.

2. Due to increasing number of submissions, as well as desires to shorten time to 
acceptance and add new expertise, ELA added an additional E-I-C and 9 new board 
members.  
About 50% of the papers are handled by an Associate Editor. Immediate rejections 
by an EIC 
are mostly due to the paper being out of scope.

3. ELA has broad, increasing readership.

4. ELA articles are increasingly cited, typically within 2 years of publication. 
ELA places 
in about the 30th percentile of Algebra/Number Theory journals and is consistent 
relative 
to LAA and LAMA.  Several graphs were shown comparing ELA to LAA and LAMA, which 
at this 
point perform better in the measures that were considered. The ELA board will be 
brainstorming how to enhance the reputation of ELA.

5. ELA operations depend greatly upon Editorial Board and community members, in 
particular, 
the Managing Editors and referees. We would like to take this opportunity to thank 
them.

6. ELA had 35,674 downloads from 2413 different institutions in 144 countries.

v. Report on IMAGE

Editor-in-chief, Kevin Vander Meulen, reported.

Bojan Kuzma was thanked for four-and-a-half years of excellent work as Problems 
Corner 
Editor. Bojan has had to take on additional administrative duties at his 
institution. 
Rajesh Periera was welcomed as the new Problems Corner Editor.

It was noted that ILAS website, thanks to Sarah Carnochan Naqvi, is now tracking 
the number 
of downloads of IMAGE. In a one-year period, issue 54 was downloaded over 800 times.

The rest of the editorial board was also thanked for their work: Minerva Catral, 
Michael 
Cavers, Louis Deaett, Douglas Farenick, Carlos Fonseca, David Strong, Naomi 
Shaked-Monderer, and Amy Wehe.


F. Transaction of other business

i) Future ILAS meetings

The 21st ILAS meeting will be held July 24-28, 2017, in Ames Iowa. Organizer 
Leslie Hogben 
gave a short pitch. "Connections" is the main theme of the conference.

The 22st ILAS meeting will be held July 21-26, 2019, in Rio de Janeiro. Organizer 
Nair 
Maria Maia de Abreu presented in some detail the proposal, which had just been 
approved by 
the board on July 12, 2016. She made the point that in Brazil there are many young 
students 
who could be encouraged to pursue Linear Algebra. President Semrl added that the 
organizers 
were experienced conference organizers, providing confidence that despite the 
somewhat more 
challenging political and public health situation in Brazil, the conference is 
still 
expected to be successful.

A proposal is in the making for 2020. After that 2022 and 2023 will need an ILAS 
meeting 
location, and those interested in pursuing this should contact ILAS 2nd President 
for ILAS 
Conferences Kirkland or a member of the ILAS Executive Committee.

ii) Other business

In light of the desire to raise the profile of Linear Algebra in the mathematical 
community, President Semrl encouraged members to submit proposals for Special 
Sessions at 
the Joint Mathematics Meeting, held annually in the United States, and to pursue 
similar 
initiatives in other countries.

President Semrl noted that his first term will end next February. He added, that 
while 
presidents can serve two terms, Hans Schneider had told him that since the Linear 
Algebra 
community is growing it may be appropriate to change the existing culture and have 
presidents typically serve only one term. In such a scenario, to promote 
continuity, the 
outgoing president could serve one year as an additional Vice-President, if so 
desired. 
Further pursuit of this thought was left to the Nominating Committee. Michael 
Overton 
initiated a round of applause expressing gratitude to Peter Semrl, just in case a 
new 
president would take over.

G. Adjournment

President Semrl adjourned the meeting at 1:51 p.m.


Respectfully submitted by Hugo Woerdeman, Vice-President of ILAS.


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2017 June 01                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2160
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Kevin Vander Meulen
SUBJECT: IMAGE 58 Can Now Be Read Online

Issue 58 of IMAGE, the bulletin of ILAS,
can now be obtained online at
http://www.ilasic.org/IMAGE/ 

Issue 58 includes
interviews with Russ Merris and Heike
Fassbender, a couple Education articles,
a history of linear algebra in Korea,
notices of upcoming conferences,
interesting problem solutions,
new problems to try,
and more...

Enjoy!


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2017 June 01                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2159
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
SUBJECT:  ILAS 2017 Poster Session Deadline Extended


Poster session

The deadline for submitting a poster for presentation has been extended until 
June 14.  

On Monday evening July 24 there will be a poster presentation session as part 
of the reception.  To submit a poster, please send an email with "ILAS 2017 
poster" in the subject to ILAS2017@iastate.edu.  In the email state your name, 
affiliation, and poster title.  No abstract is necessary.  Posters will be 
accepted until June 14 or until the poster session is full.  


Leslie Hogben, Chair, ILAS 2017 Organizing Committees


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2017 May 09                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2158
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
SUBJECT:  ILAS 2017, Iowa State University


This message contains a lot of information on the ILAS 2017 conference.  If 
you plan to attend, please read the entire message.

Registration

If you have not already registered for ILAS 2017 and wish to attend, you can 
register by going to the page 
https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/registration/.  If you are not currently an 
ILAS member and want to use the member rate you should pay for your membership 
as part of the registration process.  If you have recently joined ILAS 
directly (and sent your payment), you may use the member rate to register even 
if you do not appear on the current list of ILAS members, because processing 
of ILAS memberships is slow in the late spring/summer.  All memberships 
received by July 1 will be processed before the conference and anyone who used 
the ILAS member rate who is not a member of ILAS (or at Fields or IMA) will be 
billed for the difference.

Please note that all reduced rates, including student, postdoc, developing 
country, and ILAS member/Fields/IMA will end June 30.  All registrations after 
that date will be at the general rate of $300.   

Abstracts

Abstracts of talks by speakers who have registered for ILAS 2017 are in the 
draft Book of Abstracts available at 

https://wp.las.iastate.edu/ilas-2017/wp-content/uploads/sites/114/2017/05/ILA201
7abstracts.pdf

Please note that your abstract will not appear there until you register for 
the conference at

https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/registration/

This is a separate process from the Fields Institute online system 
registration used to submit the abstract.

Corrections to abstracts should be sent to ILAS2017@iastate.edu with "ILAS2017 
abstract correction" as the subject.  Please note: We will not correct? 
?non-mathematical errors? ?unless they were? ?caused by LaTeX issues or 
involve our processing of data from? the ?Fields Institute online system; in 
particular, we will not reword abstracts? ?nor? ?change titles? ?due to 
content changes you have made? ?since submitting the abstract. 

Program & Schedule

The summary schedule appears at
https://wp.las.iastate.edu/ilas-2017/wp-content/uploads/sites/114/2014/07/ILAS20
17_Schedule.pdf
(it is linked from the program page).  The summary schedule is regularly 
updated with additional information and will soon have room numbers for 
parallel sessions.  

The draft schedule of contributed talks is linked from the program page
https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/program/ 
(choose the schedule link on the Contributed Talks (Schedule) line above the 
Schedule link (which links to the summary schedule).  The session # refers to 
the parallel session # in the summary schedule.

The times for talks in mini-symposia are listed in the Program. A partial 
draft of the Program, including the time and place of all talks, will soon be 
linked to the program page
https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/program/

Poster session

On Monday evening July 24 there will be a poster presentation session as part 
of the reception.  To submit a poster, please send an email with "ILAS 2017 
poster" in the subject to ILAS2017@iastate.edu.  In the email state your name, 
affiliation, and poster title.  No abstract is necessary.  Posters will be 
accepted until May 31 or until the poster session is full, whichever comes 
first.  Further information about the poster session will be e-mailed to 
presenters by mid-June.

Hotel booking

Hotels are filling fast and all participants who do not already have a booking 
are encouraged to reserve a room directly with a hotel as soon as possible.  See
https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/hotels/

Box lunch, banquet, and excursion

Tickets for the Monday box lunch, the conference banquet, and the excursion 
must be purchased in advance.  They are supposed to be purchased during the 
registration process.  If you already registered and would like to add one or 
more of these items, please contact registrations@iastate.edu to update your 
registration  and make payment arrangements.  

The box lunch is provided on the first day of the conference (Monday July 24) 
for the convenience of participants.  The cost is $15.

The banquet will be held Thursday July 27 at the ISU Memorial Union very close 
to the conference site.  The cost is $40.

Information on the excursion may be found at 
https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/local/ 
(the first item Living History Farms).  The cost is $50.

Inquiries

All inquiries about ILAS 2017 should be directed to ILAS2017@iastate.edu 
rather than to any one individual.  During the summer many people travel 
without email access, including the ILAS2017 organizers.  The address 
ILAS2017@iastate.edu can read by several people, and on any business day at 
least one of these people is at Iowa State and will reply.


Leslie Hogben, Chair, ILAS 2017 Organizing Committees


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2017 May 08                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2157
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT:  ILAS Lectures at Non-ILAS Conferences and a General Support of 
Non-ILAS Conferences


As part of ILAS's commitment to supporting activities in Linear Algebra, the 
Society maintains a program of providing some support to non-ILAS conferences. 
This support may take one of two forms (a conference may apply for only one of 
these two forms).

ILAS Lectureships at non-ILAS conferences. It is expected that ILAS lecturers 
will be of the stature of plenary speakers at ILAS conferences, and may be 
supported by up to US$1000 for expenses, or in the case of a Hans Schneider 
Lecturer, US$1500. Reimbursement guidelines may be obtained from the 
Secretary/Treasurer Leslie Hogben.

General support of conferences of up to $750. Such support could be used for 
support of student expenses, expenses for participants from developing 
countries, or plenary speakers. Refreshment costs are not eligible. You are 
welcome to consult the President Peter Semrl about what you may propose.

This is a reminder that there is a deadline of 30 September 2017 for receipt of 
proposals for sponsorship  of ILAS Lectures at non-ILAS meetings and for 
general 
support of conferences taking place in 2018. Please note that we will not be 
able to consider applications submitted after the deadline as it is important 
to 
rank all applications in one go. Each proposal is automatically assumed to be 
also a request for the ILAS endorsement of the conference.

Further details on the guidelines for proposals can be found at the following 
link:
http://www.ilasic.org/misc/non_ilas_guidelines.html 



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2017 April 16                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2156
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
SUBJECT:  ILAS 2017 Deadlines


Early Registration

Early registration for ILAS 2017 ends April 30.  The price for every 
registration category increases by $50 on May 1.  In particular, registration 
for students is free only through April 30.  See 
https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/registration/.

Poster session

On Monday evening July 24 there will be a poster presentation session as part 
of the reception.  To submit a poster, please an email with "ILAS 2017 poster" 
in the title to ilas2017@iastate.edu.  In the email state your name, 
affiliation, and poster title.  No abstract is necessary.  Posters will be 
accepted until May 31 or the poster session is full, whichever comes first.  

Housing

Hotels are filling fast and all participants who do not already have a booking 
are encouraged to reserve a room as soon as possible.

We are no longer accepting applications for residence hall housing.  All 
participants who have applied for a room should have received one of the 
following replies:

1) We have booked a room for you and you are funded (so no payment is needed 
for your housing).

2) We have booked a room for you but you are not yet funded. If you are not 
funded when payment is due, we will send you payment instructions (some 
funding is not yet determined as we are still waiting to hear from some 
funding agencies).

3) We are unable to book a room for you.

If you applied for residence housing but did not receive a reply, please 
contact ilas2017@iastate.edu.  


Leslie Hogben, Chair, ILAS 2017 Organizing Committees



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2017 April 03                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2155
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT:  SIAM 2017 Fellows

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has recently 
announced its 2017 SIAM Fellows, and among those named are (present or past) 
ILAS and/or SIAG/LA members:

Zhaojun Bai
Peter Benner
Angelika Bunse-Gerstner
Lieven De Lathauwer
Bart De Moor
Michael Kwok-Po Ng
Daniel B. Szyld

Zhaojun was recognized for contributions to numerical linear algebra, 
especially eigenvalue computation, and applications to computational science 
and engineering, Peter for contributions to numerical methods for optimal 
control and model reduction, Angelika for contributions in numerical linear 
algebra, control theory, and model reduction, Lieven for fundamental 
contributions to theory, computation, and application of tensor 
decompositions, Bart for contributions to concepts and algorithms in numerical 
multilinear algebra and applications in engineering, Michael for fundamental 
contributions to algorithms for structured linear systems and image 
processing, and Daniel for contributions to numerical algebra and matrix theory.

On behalf of ILAS, I extend congratulations to all of them for this 
well-deserved honour.



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2017 March 08                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2154
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Kevin Vander Meulen
SUBJECT:  Send News and Articles for IMAGE 58

The deadline for submission to the Spring issue of IMAGE is approaching. Items 
are due April 2, 2017.

IMAGE seeks to publish all news of interest to the linear algebra community. 
New problems for the problem section are always welcome. Also, if you hosted a 
conference, please consider submitting a conference report.

Send your items directly to the appropriate person:
- problems and solutions to Rajesh Pereira (pereirar@uoguelph.ca)
- feature articles to Michael Cavers (mcavers@ucalgary.ca)
- history of linear algebra to Naomi Shaked-Monderer (nomi@tx.technion.ac.il)
- book reviews to Douglas Farenick (Doug.Farenick@uregina.ca)
- linear algebra education news to David Strong (David.Strong@pepperdine.edu)
- announcements and reports of conferences, workshops and journals to Minerva 
Catral (catralm@xavier.edu)
- interviews of senior linear algebraists to Carlos Fonseca 
(carlos@sci.kuniv.edu.kw)
- advertisements to Amy Wehe (awehe@fitchburgstate.edu).

Send all other correspondence to Kevin N. Vander Meulen (kvanderm@redeemer.ca).

Deadline for submission is April 2, 2017.

IMAGE Issue 58 is scheduled to be published online June 1, 2017.

For past issues of IMAGE, please visit http://www.ilasic.org/IMAGE/


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2017 March 07                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2153
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: James Nagy
SUBJECT:  2020 Householder Symposium

The Householder Committee seeks a team to organize the 2020 Householder 
Symposium on Numerical Linear Algebra.  The deadline for submitting a proposal 
is 1 April 2017.

Guidelines for preparing a proposal can be found at:
http://www.math.vt.edu/HHXX/HH_Meeting_Proposal_Guidelines.pdf 

Additional questions, and completed proposals can be sent to:

Jim Nagy
Chair, Householder Committee
jnagy@emory.edu 


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2017 March 07                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2152
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Mansoor Haider
SUBJECT:  Graduate Student Modeling Workshop (IMSM 2017), July 2017

The 23rd Industrial Mathematical & Statistical Modeling (IMSM) Workshop for 
Graduate Students 
will take place at North Carolina State University, between 16-26 July 2017.  
The workshop is 
sponsored by the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute 
(SAMSI) together with 
the Center for Research in Scientific Computation (CRSC) and the Department of 
Mathematics at 
North Carolina State University.

The IMSM workshop exposes graduate students in mathematics, engineering, and 
statistics to 
exciting real-world problems from industry and government. The workshop 
provides students with 
experience in a research team environment and exposure to possible career 
opportunities. On 
the first day, a Software Carpentry bootcamp will bring students up-to-date on 
their 
programming skills in Python/Matlab and R, and introduce them to version 
control systems and 
software repositories.

Local expenses and travel expenses will be covered for students at US 
institutions.

The application deadline is April 15, 2017.  Information is available at 
http://www.samsi.info/IMSM17 and questions can be directed to grad@samsi.info 

With best regards,
Mansoor Haider, Ilse Ipsen, Pierre Gremaud, and Ralph Smith



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2017 March 02                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2151
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: John Gauci
SUBJECT:  Extension of deadlines for Malta 2MCGTC

2MCGTC 2017
Malta, 26-30 June 2017
www.um.edu.mt/events/2mcgtc2017/ 

Extension of deadlines


Submission of Abstracts for Contributed Talks:

After receiving several requests, the deadline for the submission of abstracts 
has been 
extended to 30th April 2017. Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail on 
2mcgtc2017@um.edu.mt 
using the LaTeX template provided here:

http://www.um.edu.mt/events/2mcgtc2017/contributedTalks.html 


Registration for Early-Bird Package:

Due to the high demand for the Early-Bird Package, the Organising Committee 
was able to 
negotiate with the Conference venue an extension of the Early-Bird 
Registration period. It is 
thus with pleasure that we are able to announce that the closing date for the 
Early-Bird 
Package has been extended and this package will now be available until all 
such packages on 
offer last or until the 1st April 2017, whichever is the earliest. The 
registration form can 
be found on:

http://www.um.edu.mt/events/2mcgtc2017/registration.html 


Further information:

Website: www.um.edu.mt/events/2mcgtc2017/ 

e-mail:   2mcgtc2017@um.edu.mt 


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2017 March 02                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2150
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
SUBJECT:  Abstract submission ends March 3 for ILAS 2017


All abstracts for ILAS 2017 must be submitted through the online submission 
process described 
under Submissions https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/submissions/ using the 
Fields Institute.  

 Since some users have experienced difficulty with this process, the 
submission process will 
remain open through Friday March 3, but anyone who intends to submit an 
abstract  should do 
so as soon as possible if it has not already been done.  

 Talks invited by the organizers for a mini-symposium or plenary talk are 
automatically 
accepted.  On the next business day after an abstract for a contributed talk 
is submitted, it 
is reviewed and an email notification is sent by ILAS 2017 organizers (if the 
talk is 
accepted).  

 Leslie Hogben, Chair, ILAS 2017 Organizing Committees


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2017 February 20                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2149 
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Michele Benzi
SUBJECT:  New Book Announcement


We are pleased to announce the publication of the volume

M. Benzi and V. Simoncini (Editors),
"Exploiting Hidden Structure in Matrix Computations:
Algorithms and Applications (Cetraro, Italy 2015)",
Lecture Notes in Mathematics vol. 2173, CIME Foundation Subseries,
Springer, 2016 (pp. ix + 406), ISBN 978-3-319-49886-7.

The volume collects the text of the lectures given at the CIME Summer Course of 
the same title in Cetraro (Italy) in June 2015.  The table of contents is as 
follows:

M. Benzi and V. Simoncini, Preface

C. F. Van Loan, Structured Matrix Problems from Tensors

D. A. Bini, Matrix Structures in Queuing Models

J. Ballani and D. Kressner, Matrices with Hierarchical Low-Rank Structures

M. Benzi, Localization in Matrix Computations: Theory and Applications

H. Z. Munthe-Kaas, Groups and Symmetries in Numerical Linear Algebra

The volume is also available as an eBook.

For further information, see

http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319498867 


Michele Benzi (Emory University)
Valeria Simoncini (Universita` di Bologna)


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2017 February 20                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2148 
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Hugo J. Woerdeman
 SUBJECT:  ILAS Election Results 


 The ballots for this year's ILAS elections have now been counted, with the 
following results:

 Peter Semrl has been re-elected to the position of President for a three-year 
term, beginning on March 1, 2017;

 and

 James Nagy and Rachel Quinlan have been elected to three-year terms as 
members of the ILAS Board, beginning on March 1, 2017.

 On behalf of ILAS, I take this opportunity to thank the members of the 
Nominating  Committee - Heike Fassbender (chair), Shmuel Friedland, Sang-Gu 
Lee, Chi-Kwong Li, Luis Verde Star  - for their efforts on behalf of ILAS, 
and also to thank all of the nominees for their participation in the election.

 Hugo J. Woerdeman
 
 
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2017 February 14                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2146 
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Chen Greif
 SUBJECT: Registration is now open - Preconditioning 2017 

 Registration is now open for the International Conference on Preconditioning 
Techniques for Scientific and Industrial Applications, which will take place 
in Vancouver, Canada, on July 31 - August 2, 2017. Please point your browser 
to 
http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~greif/precon17/index.html
and follow the links.

 Best wishes,
 The Organizing Committee: Chen Greif, Esmond Ng, Yousef Saad and Andy Wathen

 
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2017 February 11                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2145 
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
 SUBJECT: ILAS 2017 

 This is a reminder that the abstract submission deadline for ILAS 2017 is 
March 1.  
This deadline applies to all talks, including plenary, mini-symposium, and 
contributed talks.  This is the only deadline for talks and no extension is 
planned.  
Please submit abstracts as directed on the website, 
https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/submissions/

 For students wishing to present posters there will be a deadline later in the 
spring 
for submission of a poster title, but the poster session is limited to students 
(undergraduate and graduate).

 People desiring to book hotel rooms for ILAS 2017 are encouraged to do so as 
soon as 
possible.  A number of events will be taking place in central Iowa in late 
July.  
While the three conference hotels have reserved blocks of rooms for ILAS 2017, 
when 
these are filled we may not be able to secure additional rooms in Ames.  

 Options for housing at ILAS 2017 are described the conference housing page 
https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/hotels/
Rates and more detailed information is given there.  

 There is some funding available for students accommodated in the residence 
halls but 
it is necessary to apply as described at 
https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/dorms/

 Leslie Hogben, Chair, ILAS 2017 Organizing Committees


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2017 January 30                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2144 
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Ilse Ipsen
 SUBJECT: Live-streaming SAMSI WISO workshop 


Live-streaming SAMSI WISO workshop
 February 8-10, 2017

 The SAMSI Workshop on the Interface of Statistics and Optimization brings 
together 
 pioneers in statistics and optimization. In one-hour lectures they will 
discuss 
 the breadth and depth of advances, computational challenges, and cutting-edge 
 applications.

Speakers:
 Larry Biegler (CMU), John Burns (Virginia Tech), Jack Dongarra (Tennessee),
 Yonina Eldar (Technion), Jianqing Fan (Princeton), Michael Jordan (UC 
Berkeley),
 Arkadi Nemirovski (Georgia Tech), Alex Shapiro (Georgia Tech),
 Bernd Sturmfels (UC Berkeley & MPI Leipzig), Martin Wainwright (UC Berkeley),
 Margaret Wright (NYU Courant), Steve Wright (Wisconsin)

 The workshop will be live-streamed at http://www.samsi.info/opt-wiso
 The final schedule is still under construction.


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2017 January 18                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2143 
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
 SUBJECT: Hotel Booking for ILAS 2017 

 People desiring to book hotel rooms for ILAS 2017 are encouraged to do so as 
soon 
as possible.  A number of events will be taking place in central Iowa in late 
July.  While the three conference hotels have reserved blocks of rooms for ILAS 
2017, when these are filled we may not be able to secure additional rooms in 
Ames.

 Options for housing at ILAS 2017 are described the conference housing page 
https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/hotels/
Rates and more detailed information is given there.

 The conference headquarters hotel is Quality Inn and Suites, 2601 East 13th 
Street, Ames, IA, 50010, US; 515-232-9260 (phone); 515-598-5293 (fax); 
http://www.qualityinn.com/ires/en-US/html/ArrivalInfo?hotel=IA102&srp=LILAS&pu=
no
If you will not have a car we recommend booking this hotel, as complementary 
shuttle service between this hotel and the conference will be provided.

 Two other hotels that also have ILAS room blocks are on the public bus system 
CyRide and are about 2.5 miles from campus.  These are good choices if you are 
comfortable using public transit or like long walks or have a car (if driving 
you 
will need to pay to park in the Memorial Union ramp):

 Gateway, 2100 Green Hills Drive, Ames, Iowa, 50014, US; 515-292-8600 (phone); 
515-268-2224 (fax);  
http://gatewayames.com/

 Best Western Plus University Park, 2500 University Boulevard, Ames, Iowa, 
50010, 
US; 515-296-2500 (phone); 515-296-2874 (fax); 
http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/groupSearch.do?groupId=5X9UM8N4

 Residence Hall housing is also available to anyone and students and postdocs 
are 
encouraged to apply for funding (the page 
https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/hotels/ has a link).

 Leslie Hogben, Chair, ILAS 2017 Organizing Committees


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2017 January 16                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2142 
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: James Nagy
 SUBJECT: 2017 Householder Prize Nomination Deadline 

 The sixteenth Householder Award for the best PhD thesis in numerical linear 
algebra (PhD earned between 1 January 2014, and 31 December 2016) will be 
presented at the Householder Symposium XX.  For more information about the 
Householder Symposium and the Householder Award, including nomination 
instructions, see: http://www.math.vt.edu/HHXX/

 Nominations for the Householder Award are due by 31 January 2017.

 
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2017 January 16                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2141 
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
 SUBJECT: 2017 ILAS Election Voting Is Now Open 

 Each 2017 member of ILAS has been e-mailed (on January 12) an individual 
username 
and password and instructions for electronic voting, and voting is open.  If 
you 
have not yet voted, you may vote any time through 11:59 PM GMT February 16 but 
it 
is recommended to vote by Feb 15 (ILAS operates on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) 
and 
the election ends at 11:59 PM GMT  regardless of the time zone you are in.  So 
for many people the election ends early  in the day Feb 16).

 If you did not receive an e-mail and wish to vote, please verify that you are 
a 
2017 member (remember, receiving ILAS-Net messages does not imply you are an 
ILAS 
member).  You can determine whether or not you are a 2017 member of ILAS (as of 
January 11, 2017) by consulting the website:

http://www.ilasic.org/misc/membership.html

 If you are a member and did not receive an e-mail, please contact Leslie 
Hogben, 
ILAS Secretary Treasurer, at ilas@iastate.edu to obtain your username and 
password.


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2017 January 09                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2140 
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
 SUBJECT: ILAS Lectures at Non-ILAS Conferences and a General Support of 
Non-ILAS 
Conferences 

 As part of ILAS's commitment to supporting activities in Linear Algebra, the 
Society maintains a program of providing some support to non-ILAS conferences. 
This support may take one of two forms (a conference may apply for only one of 
these two forms).

 ILAS Lectureships at non-ILAS conferences. It is expected that ILAS lecturers 
will be of the stature of plenary speakers at ILAS conferences, and may be 
supported by up to US$1000 for expenses, or in the case of a Hans Schneider 
Lecturer, US$1500. Reimbursement guidelines may be obtained from the 
Secretary/Treasurer Leslie Hogben.

 General support of conferences of up to $750.  Such support could be used for 
support of student expenses, expenses for participants from developing 
countries, 
or plenary speakers. Refreshment costs are not eligible. You are welcome to 
consult the President Peter Semrl about what you may propose.

 This is a reminder that there is a deadline of 30 September 2017 for receipt 
of 
proposals for sponsorship  of ILAS Lectures at non-ILAS meetings and for 
general 
support of conferences taking place in 2018. Please note that we will not be 
able 
to consider applications submitted after the deadline as it is important to 
rank 
all applications in one go. Each proposal is automatically assumed to be also a 
request for the ILAS endorsement of the conference.

 Further details on the guidelines for proposals can be found at the following 
link: 
http://www.ilasic.org/misc/non_ilas_guidelines.html

   
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