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ILAS-Net Archive 2019

2019 March 23                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2241
SUBJECT: Advances in Numerical Linear Algebra, UK, May 2019

Advances in Numerical Linear Algebra: Celebrating the Centenary of the Birth of James H. Wilkinson, May 29-30, 2019

This international workshop on numerical linear algebra brings together researchers working to discuss current developments, challenges in the light of evolving computer hardware, and the changing needs of applications.  This year is the 100th anniversary of the birth of James Hardy Wilkinson, who died in 1986, and one of the aims of the workshop is to take stock of Wilkinson's contributions, ensuing developments, and related challenges.

Contributed Talks and Posters and welcome and for full consideration should be submitted by April 1, 2019, as part of the registration process.

For details of the conference, including the invited speakers, and registration (deadline May 1, 2019) see 

2019 March 19                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2240
SUBJECT: 5th ALAMA Workshop on NLA, June 2019

The Spanish network on Linear Algebra, Matrix Analysis, and Applications 
(ALAMA) announces the 5th ALAMA Workshop on Numerical Linear Algebra (NLA).

The workshop will take place at the Universitąt Politecnica de Valčncia, next 
June 17 and 18, and will consist of 6 talks (2 hours each) on different topics 
and applications of NLA. These topics include preconditioning and some of its 
applications, matrix functions for graphs and networks, software for NLA, 
nonlinear eigenvalue and eigenvector problems, together with some applications 
to mining and learning with graphs, and strictly sign regular matrices.

For more information and to access the registration form: 

2019 March 17                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2239
SUBJECT: 2019 ILAS Membership

At the end of March the official ILAS membership list  
will be updated to include only 2019 members (it currently has 2018 members as 
well as 2019 members current through March 13, 2019).  

If you have questions about your membership, including whether you are a 2019 
member, please contact

If you are not a 2019 member and would like to be, please use the "Join ILAS  
Now!" button on the membership page (above the membership list) and follow 
instructions  to join or renew.  

2019 March 14                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2238
SUBJECT: Abstract Submissions for ILAS 2019

Dear all

In order to ensure that you have enough time to submit your abstract for the 
2019 ILAS 2019, July 8-12, Rio de Janeiro,  the deadline of the submission has 
been extended to the next March 25th. Visit the details 

Nair Abreu/Vilmar Trevisan
ILAS2019 Chair's

2019 March 13                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2237
SUBJECT: ILAS Email Address

Effective immediately, the email address for contacting the ILAS Secretary 
Treasurer about ILAS business is 

ILAS' former address no longer works. 

2019 March 12                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2236
SUBJECT: Graduate Student Modeling Workshop (IMSM 2019), July 2019

The 25th Industrial Mathematical & Statistical Modeling (IMSM) Workshop for 
Graduate Students will take place at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, 
NC, between July 14-24, 2019.  The workshop is sponsored by the Statistical and 
Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) along with the Center for 
Research in Scientific Computation (CRSC), and the Dept. of Mathematics at North 
Carolina State University.

The IMSM workshop exposes graduate students in mathematics, statistics and 
engineering 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 bootcamp on 
building software in teams will bring students up-to-date on programming skills 
and introduce them to version control systems and software repositories.

Local expenses and travel support will be covered for graduate students at US 
institutions that are admitted to the workshop

The official application deadline is April 15, 2019, but full consideration will 
be given to all applications received prior to April 30, 2019.

Further Information is available at and questions 
can be directed to 

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

2019 February 20                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2235
SUBJECT: 5th International Conference on Matrix Inequalities and Matrix 
Equations (MIME 2019)

The 5th International Conference on Matrix Inequalities and Matrix Equations 
(MIME 2019)

Hosted by Guilin University of Electronic Technology; Shanghai University
June 7-10, 2019 


The purpose of the conference is to stimulate research and foster interaction of 
researchers interested in matrix inequalities and matrix equations. The 
conference hopes to provide a convenient platform for the exchange of research 
experiences and ideas from different research areas related to matrix 
inequalities and matrix equations.

Keynote Speaker:

Rajendra Bhatia, Ashoka University, India

Scientific Organizing Committee:

Delin Chu, National Unversity of Singapore
Dragana Cvetkovic-Ilic, University of Nis, Serbia
Chi-Kwong Li, College of William and Mary, USA
Zhongshan Li, Georgia State University, USA
Yiu-Tung Poon, Iowa State University, USA
Tin-Yau Tam, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
Qing-Wen Wang, Shanghai University, China
Yangzhang, University of Manitoba, Canada |

Local Organizing Committee (LOC):

Xuefeng Duan (Chair), Nan Gao, Zhuoheng He, Xiaomei Jia, Chunmei Li, Lingji Lou, 
Shuling Pan, Jingjing Peng, Zhenyun Peng, Yonghui Qin, Jiancai Sun, Fuping Tan, 
Qing-Wen Wang (Co-Chair), Xiying Yuan, Jianjun Zhang, Yunfei Zhou


International Research Center for Tensor and Matrix Theory in  Shanghai 
University (IRCTMT), Shanghai, China.

Guilin University of Electronic Technology,Guilin, China.

Registration fee:  ?800.

Important dates:

(1) April 5, 2019 is the deadline for you to inform Dr. Zhuo-Heng He if you 
decide to attend the conference. April 30, 2019 is the deadline for you to send 
the abstract and title of your talk to Dr. Yonghui Qin (

(2) June 7, 2019 is the registration date.

(3) Talks will be scheduled on June 8-9, 2019.

(4) June 10, 2019 is free discussion day and/or excursion.

Please visit the conference website for detailed information and updates. 

Contact for questions:  Dr. Zhuo-Heng He ( )

2019 February 06                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2234
SUBJECT: ILAS Election Results

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

Hugo Woerdeman has been re-elected to the position of Vice President for a 
three-year term, beginning on March 1, 2019;


Valeria Simoncini and Michael Tsatsomeros have been elected to three-year 
terms as members of the ILAS Board, beginning on March 1, 2019.

On behalf of ILAS, I take this opportunity to thank the members of the 
Nominating  Committee - Chi-Kwong Li (chair), Wayne Barrett, Heike 
Fassbender, Judi McDonald, and Christian Mehl - for their efforts on behalf 
of ILAS, and also to thank all of the nominees for their participation in the 

2019 January 28                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2233
SUBJECT:  8th International Conference on Matrix Analysis and Applications (ICMAA 2019)

ICMAA 2019
The 8th International Conference on Matrix Analysis and Applications
University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, USA
July 15-18, 2019 


This meeting aims to stimulate research and interaction of mathematicians in 
all aspects of linear and multilinear algebra, matrix analysis, graph theory, 
and their applications and to provide an opportunity for researchers to 
exchange ideas and developments on these subjects. The previous conferences 
were held in China (Beijing, Hangzhou), United States (Nova Southeastern 
University), Turkey (Selcuk University, Konya), Vietnam (Duy Tan University, 
Da Nang), and Japan (Shinshu University, Nagano Prefecture). Former keynote 
speakers are Roger Horn, Richard Brualdi, Chi-Kwong Li, Steve Kirkland, 
Alexander A. Klyachko (ILAS guest speaker), Shmuel Friedland, Man-Duen Choi, 
Tsuyoshi Ando, and Fumio Hiai.

Keynote speaker:
Lek-Heng Lim, University of Chicago, USA

Tin-Yau Tam (Chair), University of Nevada, Reno, USA
Qing-Wen Wang, Shanghai University, China
Fuzhen Zhang, Nova Southeastern University, USA

Local Organizing Committee (LOC):
Pan Shun Lau, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
Tin-Yau Tam, University of Nevada, Reno, USA

University of Nevada, Reno

Registration fee:
$80 (waived for students and retirees).

Important dates:

(1) May 15, 2019 is the deadline for you to inform Pan Shun Lau if you decide 
to attend the conference. It is also the deadline for you to send the 
abstract and title of your talk to him.

(2) July 15, 2019 is the registration date.

(3) Talks will be scheduled on July 16-17, 2019.

(4) July 18, 2019 is free discussion day and/or excursion.

Please visit the conference website for detailed information and updates. 

Contact for questions:
Pan Shun Lau (

2019 January 27                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2232
SUBJECT:  ILAS 2019 Abstract Submission Now Open

22nd Linear Algebra without Borders
Rio de Janeiro July 8-11 2019

We invite anyone working in Linear Algebra and its Applications, including those working in combinatorics, graph theory, matrix analysis, optimization, quantum information theory, and theoretical computer science, to submit an abstract for a contributed talk. Early career researchers, postdocs, and graduate students are particularly encouraged to submit an abstract.

The abstract submission is opened now in

2019 January 14                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2231
SUBJECT: ILAS Lectures at Non-ILAS Conferences and a General Support of Non-ILAS 

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 2019 for receipt of 
proposals for sponsorship  of ILAS Lectures at non-ILAS meetings and for general 
support of conferences taking place in 2020. 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 

2019 January 14                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2231
SUBJECT: International Workshop on Matrices and Statistics Announcement 

The 27th International Workshop on Matrices and Statistics, IWMS-2019, will be 
held at over the period 6-9 June 2019 at the Shanghai University of 
International Business and Economics, Shanghai, China.

The purpose of the Workshop is to stimulate research and, in an informal 
setting, to foster the interaction of researchers in the interface between 
statistics and matrix theory. The Workshop will provide a forum through which 
statisticians may be better informed of the latest developments and newest 
techniques in linear algebra and matrix theory and may exchange ideas with 
researchers from a wide variety of countries.

The Workshop will comprise Plenary Talks, Invited Minisymposia, Contributed 
Talks and Poster Sessions. The organizers welcome abstract submissions in the 
above mentioned areas. Submissions by young researchers and postgraduate 
students are encouraged.

Registration begins: March 1, 2019 
Deadline for registration: April 30, 2019 
Abstract submission begins: January 15, 2019 
Deadline call for presentation abstracts: April 30, 2019 
Conference: June 6-9, 2019

Oskar Maria Baksalary (Poland) 
Kai-Tai Fang (Hong Kong, China) 
Arjun K. Gupta (USA) 
Jianxin Pan (UK) 
K. Manjunatha Prasad (India) 
Yongge Tian (China) 
Fuzhen Zhang (USA) 
Shurong Zheng (China) 
Lixing Zhu (Hong Kong, China)

Experimental design (Organizer: Kai-Tai Fang, China) 
Decompositions of tensor spaces with applications to multilinear models 
(Organizer: Dietrich van Rosen, Sweden) 
Linear statistical models and related matters (Organizer: Simo Puntanen, Finland) 
Magic Squares, Prime Numbers and Postage Stamps (Organizer: George Styan, Canada) 
Inference in parametric models (Organizer: Julia Volaufova, USA) 
Statistical diagnosis (Organizer: Shuangzhe Liu, Australia)

International Organizing Committee: Jeffrey Hunter (New Zealand) (Chair), 
Dietrich von Rosen (Sweden)(Vice-Chair), George P. H. Styan (Canada) (Honorary 
Chair), S. Ejaz Ahmed (Canada), Francisco Carvalho (Portugal), Katarzyna 
Filipiak (Poland), Daniel Klein (Slovakia), Augustyn Markiewicz (Poland), Simo 
Puntanen (Finland), Julia Volaufova (USA), Hans Joachim Werner (Germany)

Local Organizing Committee: Yonghui Liu (Chair), Hui Liu (Vice-Chair), 
Chengcheng Hao, Cihai Sun

IWMS-2019 website: 
History of IWMS:

Contacts: Jeffrey Hunter (, Yonghui Liu