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2019 September 13                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2261
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Heike Fassbender
SUBJECT:  Call for applications, 2020 Householder Symposium, June 2020 

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

Web page: https://users.ba.cnr.it//iac/irmanm21/HHXXI/index.html 
Application deadline: 31 October 2019
Notification of acceptance: 15 February 2020

Attendance at the meeting is by invitation only. Applications are welcome 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 Symposium is very informal, with the intermingling of young and established 
researchers a priority. Participants are expected to attend the entire meeting. 
It is expected that partial support will be available for some students, early 
career participants, and participants from countries with limited resources.

The seventeenth Householder Award for the best PhD thesis in numerical linear 
algebra (PhD earned between 1 January 2017, and 31 December 2019) will be 
presented. Nominations for the Householder Award are due by 31 January 2020.

The Householder Symposium takes place in cooperation with the Society for 
Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the SIAM Activity Group on Linear 
Algebra.


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2019 September 02                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2260
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 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 
link:
http://www.ilasic.org/misc/non_ilas_guidelines.html


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2019 August 26                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2259
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: 2020 ILAS Elections

The Nominating Committee for the 2020 ILAS elections has completed its work.

Nominated for a three year term, beginning March 1, 2020, as ILAS President are:
-Daniel Szyld
-Tin Yau Tam

Nominated for the two open three-year terms, beginning March 1, 2020, as 
"at-large" members of the ILAS Board of Directors are:
-Enide Andrade
-Sebastian Cioaba
-Dragana Cvetkovic-Ilic
-Carlos Marijuan

According to ILAS By-Laws, additional nominations may be made by electronic or 
regular mail by any three members of ILAS; prior approval of the nominee is 
required. All such nominations should be sent to the Chair of the Nominating 
Committee, Richard Brualdi, brualdi@math.wisc.edu, by September 18, 2019.

Many thanks to the Nominating Committee:
-Richard Brualdi (Chair)
-Nair Abreu
-Ravi Bapat
-Steve Kirkland
-Naomi Shaked-Monderer
for their important service to ILAS.

We would also like to thank the nominees for agreeing to stand for election.


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2019 August 01                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2258
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Rachel Quinlan
SUBJECT: ILAS 2020 in Galway - Call Open for Contributed Minisymposia


Dear ILAS Community,

The 23rd ILAS Conference will take place in Galway, Ireland, June 22-26 2020.

Details are at 
http://ilas2020.ie 
where the call for proposals for contributed minisymposia is now open at
http://ilas2020.ie/programme/minisymposia 
with a deadline of November 15.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Galway in 2020.

With best wishes,
Rachel and Helena.


Rachel Quinlan and Helena Smigoc
on behalf of the Scientific and Local Organising Committees
http://ilas2020.ie/organisation


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2019 July 31                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2257
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Pietro Paparella
SUBJECT: Special Issue for Charles R. Johnson

The deadline for the special issue of the De Gruyter journal *Special 
Matrices* dedicated to Charles R. Johnson has been extended to September 
30th, 2019.

Submissions which cover one or more of the following topics are particularly 
welcome: matrix completion problems; possible eigenvalue multiplicities for 
matrices with a given graph; the nonnegative inverse eigenvalue problem; 
positive definite matrices; the field of values; and matrix stability.

Prior to submission, authors should carefully read over the journal 
guidelines, which are located at 
https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/spma
All manuscripts are subject to the standard peer-review process and should 
be submitted online via 
http://www.editorialmanager.com/spma 
When entering your submission, please choose the option "Special Issue 
Dedicated to Charles R. Johnson". *Publication of accepted-papers is free.*

Please direct any questions to the Editorial Office at
spma.editorial@degruyter.com.

*Special Matrices* is indexed in SCOPUS, zbMATH, MATHSCINET and the Web of 
Science (Emerging Sources Citation Index).


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2019 July 31                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2256
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: New co-Editor-in-Chief of ELA

Bryan Shader will step down at the end of his current term as 
co-Editor-In-Chief of ELA. The ILAS Journals Committee nominated Froilan 
Dopico to replace Bryan as a new co-Editor-In-Chief. ILAS Board approved the 
nomination. The appointment will become effective on August 1.


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2019 July 27                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2255
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Chi-Kwong Li
SUBJECT: Special Issue of Linear and Multilinear Algebra

A special issue of Linear and Multilinear Algebra on Numerical ranges and numerical radii

The study of the numerical ranges and numerical radii has a long history. In 
particular, a fundamental result on the subject is the Toeplitz-Hausdorff theorem 
concerning the convexity of the numerical range, which was proved in 1918-19. 
There were workshops on the research topic held in Germany in 2018, and Japan in 
2019 to celebrate the 100 anniversary of the Toeplitz-Hausdorff theorem. In 
connection to these activities, Linear and Multilinear Algebra will publish a 
special issue on the subject.
https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/linear-and-multilinear-algebra-numerical-ranges-and-numerical-radii/ 

The deadline of the submission is December 31, 2019.

Papers may be submitted through the journal website:

https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/glma 

and will go through the usual editorial procedure.

The special editors of the issue are:

Yiu-Tung Poon, Iowa State University, USA (ytpoon@iastate.edu)
Tin-Yau Tam, Auburn University, University of Nevada, USA (ttam@unr.edu)
Takeaki Yamazaki, Toyo University, Japan (t-yamazaki@toyo.jp)

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2019 July 24                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2254
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Manjunatha Prasad Karantha
SUBJECT: 28th International Workshop on Matrices and Statistics (IWMS 2020)

28th International Workshop on Matrices and Statistics (IWMS 2020)
CARAMS, MAHE, Manipal, India
(December 17-19, 2020)

CRR Day on 17 December 2020 to celebrate 100 years of Professor CR Rao

The 28th International Workshop on Matrices and Statistics, IWMS 2020, will be held during the period December 15-17, 2020 at the Center for Advanced Research for Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, (MAHE) Manipal, Karnataka, India. 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. As well as range of plenary speakers we are to strengthening the interactions between participants by organizing a range of minisymposia in various specialist areas.

The theme of workshop shall focus on

· Matrix Analysis,
· Projectors in Linear Models & Multivariate Analysis,
· Growth Curve Models,
· Linear Regression Models,
· Linear Statistical Inference,
· Modelling Covariance Structures,
· Multivariate and Mixed Linear Models,
· Statistics in Big Data Analysis.

The scientific committee consists of Ravindra B Bapat, Manjunatha Prasad Karantha, Steve Kirkland, and Simo Puntanen.

*CRR Day on 17th December 2020* : The present 28th IWMS will be held beside ICLAA 2020 (December 17-19, 2020) and CRR Day will be held on 17th December 2020, the common day of events, to celebrate 100 years of C. R. Rao, who is among great Statisticians and Matrix theorist India ever produced. We are sure that 28th IWMS will be a great success with the participation of prominent researchers from across the globe working in Statistics, Matrix Theory and allied subjects.

Please visit

https://carams.in/events/international-workshop-on-matrices-and-statistics/ 

for more details and registration.

Best wishes
Organizing Committee: Narayana Sabhahit (Chairman, Registrar, MAHE),
Manjunatha Prasad Karantha (Organizing Secretary, Coordinator, CARAMS, MAHE)

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2019 July 24                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2253
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Manjunatha Prasad Karantha
SUBJECT:   International Conference on Linear Algebra and its Applications (ICLAA 2020)

International Conference on Linear Algebra and its Applications(ICLAA 2020)
CARAMS, MAHE, Manipal, India 
(December 17-19, 2020)

CRR Day on 17 December 2020 to celebrate 100 years of Professor CR Rao

In sequel to ICLAA series, the 'International Conference on Linear Algebra and Its Applications, December 17-19, 2020' will be held at CARAMS, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India.

The theme of the conference shall focus on

- Classical Matrix Theory
- Nonnegative Matrices and Special Matrices
- Matrices and Graphs
- Combinatorial Matrix Theory
- Matrix and Graph Methods in Statistics and Biological Science
- Matrices in Error Analysis and its Applications.

The scientific committee consists of Ravindra B Bapat, Manjunatha Prasad Karantha, Steve Kirkland, and Simo Puntanen.

*CRR Day*: The ICLAA 2020 will be held beside 28th IWMS, and on December 17, 2020, the common day of the events, we are celebrating 100 years of C. R. Rao, who is among great Statisticians India ever produced.

We are sure that ICLAA 2020 will be a great success with the participation of prominent researchers from across the globe working in Matrix Theory, Graph Theory, Network Science, Statistics, and allied subjects. Please visit

https://carams.in/events/iclaa2020/ 

for more details and registration.

Best wishes

Organizing Committee: Narayana Sabhahit (Chairman, Registrar, MAHE),
Manjunatha Prasad Karantha (Organizing Secretary, Coordinator, CARAMS, MAHE)


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2019 July 23                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2252
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Hugo Woerdeman
SUBJECT:  Minutes of 2019 ILAS Business Meeting

2019 ILAS BUSINESS MEETING

Thursday July 11, 2019
Main Auditorium
Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV)
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

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 (chair: David Strong)
   ii) Institutional Membership Committee (chair: Yongdo Lim)
   iii)   Journals Committee (chair: Rajendra Bhatia)
   iv)  Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra (Editors: Bryan Shader/Michael 
Tsatsomeros)
   v)   IMAGE (Editor: Louis Deaett)
F. Transaction of Other Business.
   i)  Future ILAS meetings
   ii) Any other business
G. Adjournment.



Minutes of the ILAS Business meeting held on Thursday July 11, 2019, Main 
Auditorium, Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


President Semrl called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm. About 55 ILAS members 
were in attendance.

A. Reading of notice of meeting.

B. Reading of the minutes from the previous meeting.

Minutes of the 2017 Business Meeting held in Ames, Iowa, were approved. 

C. Report of President and Vice-President

President Semrl reported on items that were new since the last President and 
Vice-President report that was published in the 2019 Spring issue of IMAGE.

.	The Board approved the proposal to hold the ILAS 2022 conference in Madrid. 
The organizers will present the proposal later in the meeting.  
.	The Board approved a change to the 'Guidelines for the Hans Schneider Prize' 
allowing for a medal instead of a plaque.
.	The Board approved pursuing a Wikipedia page for ILAS. The page will contain 
material that does not require updating. Wayne Barrett will lead a team to 
provide content for the page. A volunteer from the membership will be needed to 
provide technical support to create and seek publication of the Wikipedia page. 
Those interested are encouraged to contact President Semrl.
.	More items were discussed at the board meeting, but those issues have not 
reached a conclusion yet. When they do, the membership will be informed.

D. Report of Secretary/Treasurer.

Treasurer Hogben presented the Treasurer's Report, which was published in IMAGE 
62, and indicated that ILAS is in good financial state with a current balance of 
~186K. It was reiterated that as a general rule ILAS is aiming to spend what 
comes in. In recent years support of conferences has increased.

Treasurer Hogben introduced newly appointed Assistant Secretary/Treasurer 
Minerva Catral. Daniel Szyld initiated a round of applause in recognition of 
Treasurer Hogben's dedicated service.

E. Reports of Committees.

i.   Education Committee

The Education committee is composed of Avi Berman, Steve Leon, Sepideh Stewart, 
and David Strong (chair). As no committee member could be present at the 
business meeting, Chair Strong provided slides to be presented at the meeting.

The slides showed three notable activities since the 2017 ILAS Business Meeting: 
.	Articles on Linear Algebra education in IMAGE
.	Sessions on "Innovative and Effective Ways to Teach Linear Algebra" at 2018 
and 2019 Joint Meetings of the AMS and MAA
.	National Pedagogical Initiatives on Linear Algebra

The committee encourages comments and suggestions from ILAS members on 
furthering the teaching, learning and exploration of Linear Algebra.

ii. Institutional Membership Committee

The committee is composed of Minerva Catral, Heike Faßbender, Yongdo Lim 
(chair), and Peter Semrl (ex-officio). Heike Faßbender reported for the committee.

The current institutional members are: Elsevier; Pearson; World Scientific; 
SIAM; CRC Press; Taylor and Francis; Maplesoft, and Birkhäuser/Springer.  
Birkhäuser/Springer is a new addition due to the Israel Gohberg ILAS-IWOTA 
Lecture series, which was approved by the ILAS board in 2017. 

Faßbender reported that the committee has tried to attract non-US based 
sponsors, but while these were happy to provide funds for ILAS conferences they 
were not inclined to become an Institutional Member of ILAS. While one may stay 
on the lookout for new Institutional Members, it may be advisable for the 
committee to focus on keeping the current Institutional Members well engaged. 
The committee expressed that help from any ILAS member in these efforts is very 
welcome.

iii.  Journals Committee 

The Journals Committee is composed of Rajendra Bhatia (chair), Geir Dahl, 
Froilán Dopico, Michael Tsatsomeros (ex-officio), and Louis Deaett (ex-officio). 
Tsatsomeros reported for the committee.

Tsatsomeros reported that Bryan Shader has expressed the desire to step down as 
Editor-In-Chief of ELA at the end of his term in October 2019. ILAS and the 
Journals Committee are considering a replacement.

Tsatsomeros continued, reporting for ELA.

iv. ELA

.	Editorial Board: Editors-in-Chief (Bryan Shader and Michael Tsatsomeros), 7 
Advisory Editors, 16 Associate Editors, an Associate Managing Editor and an 
Assistant Managing Editor.
.	The ELA annual budget of $3500 from ILAS can be spent at the discretion of 
the Editor(s)-in-Chief of ELA for operational expenses related to copy editing, 
plagiarism checking, and maintenance of the ELA portal, as well as travel for 
the Editors-in-Chief and Managing Editors to attend ILAS conferences and SIAM 
ALA conferences. The OverLeaf platform that is currently free, may start 
charging fees.
.	Milestone ahead: ELA is approaching 1,000 papers published since 1996. 
Suggestions for a celebration are welcome. Richard Brualdi noted that ELA's 25th 
anniversary is coming up in 2021, and that one could consider a satellite 
meeting to SIAM-LA 2021 to celebrate this. Other disciplines have done this.
.	To date over 185,000 papers from over 5,800 institutions and 184 countries 
have been downloaded from the ELA portal. 48,000 downloads of ELA papers 
occurred in the last year.
.	ELA receives about 250 submissions per year. Each volume has about 50 
papers. Tsatsomeros expresses the desire to receive more submissions from core 
ILAS members. About 90% of the authors he does not know.
.	Time from submission to publication for a regular volume is about 9-10 
months. While not bad considering ELA is run by volunteers, Tsatsomeros hopes to 
reduce this time in the future.
.	Tsatsomeros discusses some metrics, comparing them to LAA, LAMA, Operators & 
Matrices, Special Matrices, and SIMAX. For instance, the SNIP (=normalized 
impact factor) 2017 for ELA is 0.886, while for the others the SNIP is 1.185, 
0.951, 0.656, 0.481 and. 1.747, respectively. Other metrics show similar 
results. While exact interpretation of these numbers is hard, it does seem to 
indicate that it is fair to say that ELA is at a competitive footing among the 
leading linear algebra journals. 
.	The number of total ELA citations shows an upward trend, with over 500 for 
2017.
.	It is expected that two members of the editorial board will step down in the 
near future.
.	Currently ELA has no policy on education oriented papers. The editorial 
board will have to discuss this. After it was brought up, Volker Mehrmann 
confirmed that LAA does not publish educational oriented papers. Daniel Szyld 
suggested that other journals are focused on educational papers, and that ELA 
should continue to focus on research papers. Tsatsomeros reiterated that a 
discussion in the Editorial Board on this topic will be pending, and that one 
can also consider special issues focused on educational papers.
.	Volker Mehrmann asked whether the current website set-up of ELA is 
sustainable. Tsatsomeros answered that Shader will continue as Managing Editor, 
and that he is committed to continue to contribute to ELA, and that the 
University of Wyoming website will continue to serve as the ELA website.
.	Volker Mehrmann brought up that Plan S, an initiative for open-access 
science publishing, is emerging, and that ELA should consider collecting open 
access fees from those authors willing and able to pay such funds. In addition, 
he made the point that for some, when they pay for services, it makes the 
service more valuable to them. Tsatsomeros said that the Editorial Board will 
consider this. 
.	Sebastian Cioaba asked about accessibility of papers to readers with 
disabilities, noting that accessibility of teaching materials is increasingly a 
concern for universities. Daniel Szyld added that in use of colors, the color 
blind should be taken into account. Tsatsomeros responded that this is an issue 
to look into, and that it may require an appropriate version of LaTeX.

v. Report on IMAGE

Editor-in-Chief, Louis Deaett. Former Editor-in-Chief, Kevin Vander Meulen, 
reported. 

.	Vander Meulen started by expressing his gratitude to the members of the 
editorial board for their service.
.	Vander Meulen reported that the creation of a book of problems and solutions 
based on the problem section of IMAGE, is an ongoing project. Rajesh Pereira, 
who is in charge of the project, has talked to various publishers, and details 
still need to be worked out. 
.	The number of downloads of IMAGE continue to go up, currently about 1500 per 
year. Mysteriously, issue 45 remains one of the most popular, perennially 
averaging over 1000 downloads per year. Possible explanations are welcome.
.	Colin Garnett began a term as editor for book reviews with IMAGE 60, 
replacing Doug Farenick.
.	Naomi Shaked-Monderer ended her tenure as editor of the history section with 
IMAGE 61. No replacement has currently been found. If anyone is interested, 
please contact Editor-in-Chief Deaett.
.	Minerva Catral stepped down as editor for conferences after IMAGE 59. For 
issues 60 and 61, Jillian McLeod served as conferences editor. She has been 
unable to continue serving in this capacity, and IMAGE 62 went without a 
dedicated member of the staff responsible for this section. Again, if anyone is 
interested to serve in this role, please contact Editor-in-Chief Deaett.
.	IMAGE is also looking to diversify geographically, and especially encourages 
potential contributors from a continent other than North America.
.	Sebastian Cioaba, who handles feature articles, asked for suggestions for 
future feature articles. President Semrl suggested to put out a call via ILAS-Net.

President Semrl noted that all those involved in ELA and IMAGE do hard work.

F. Transaction of other business

i) Future ILAS meetings

The 23st ILAS meeting will be held at National University of Ireland, Galway, 
June 22-26, 2020. Organizers Rachel Quinlan and Helena Smigoc advertised the 
conference website, ilas2020.ie. They encouraged suggestions that will be 
helpful to make the conference a success, and they announced that a call for 
minisymposia will go out soon. They encouraged all ILAS members to come to ILAS 
2020.

The 24th ILAS meeting will be held at Universidad Nacional de Educación a 
Distancia (UNED), Madrid, Spain, June 6-10, 2022. Organizers Fernando De Terán 
and Roberto Canogar presented impressions of the city of Madrid, which were 
welcomed by the membership. Vilmar Trevisan asked about the envisioned 
registration fee, to which De Terán answered that they hope to be in the same 
ballpark as ILAS 2019.

Sebastian Cioaba expressed the concern that the ratio of female vs male plenary 
speakers at ILAS conferences was perhaps somewhat at the low end. President 
Semrl noted that in the 'Guidelines for the Organization of ILAS Meetings' 
diversity in various ways is a requirement for a successful conference proposal. 
Aside from diversity in gender, it also addresses diversity in topics, diversity 
of career stage, and geographical diversity. In addition, organizing committees 
are required to show diversity. Having said that, President Semrl continued, the 
ILAS Executive Board is always interested in feedback from the membership when 
specific concerns arise.  

ii) Other business

Vice President Woerdeman, noting that this is Semrl's last ILAS business meeting 
as President, initiated a round of applause showing appreciation of President 
Semrl for his dedicated service. 

G. Adjournment

President Semrl adjourned the meeting at 7:21 pm.


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


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2019 July 20                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2255
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: M. S. Moslehian
SUBJECT:  Special issue of AIOT dedicated to Rajendra Bhatia

Dear members of ILAS,

A special issue of the Advances in Operator Theory (AIOT- Springer) 
https://www.springer.com/birkhauser/mathematics/journal/43036 
is considered in honor of Prof. Rajendra Bhatia in recognition of his significant 
contributions to several mathematics subjects including operator theory and 
linear algebra.

I would like to invite you to contribute an article in the scope of the journal 
to this special issue, which will bepublished in 2020 (or under some unexpected 
events in 2021). 

The deadline for submission to this special issue is *** 31 October 2019***.

Please acknowledge your willingness (possibility) to contribute to the issue by 
July 31, 2019.

All papers should be submitted via the Editorial Manager System at (but not email):

https://www.editorialmanager.com/aiot/default.aspx 

If possible (not mandatory), please put your paper in the Springer journal's 
style which can be found at

http://static.springer.com/sgw/documents/468198/application/zip/LaTeX_DL_468198_240419.zip 

The usual reviewing procedures and standards of AIOT will be applied to all 
manuscripts for the special issues. Short papers, preliminary papers, or 
summaries of results previously published are not acceptable. There are no 
mandatory publication charges for authors in this journal.

All the Best,

Mox Moslehian
Editor-in-chief


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2019 July 01                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2250
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT:  2020 Taussky-Todd Lecturer

2020 TAUSSKY-TODD LECTURER

Raf Vandebril will be the Taussky-Todd Lecturer at the ILAS Conference in 
Galway in 2020.

The 2020 Taussky-Todd Lecture Selection Committee consisted of Anne Greenbaum 
(chair), Ravi Bapat, Michele Benzi, Chi-Kwong Li, and Peter Semrl.


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2019 June 13                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2249
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Hugo Woerdeman
SUBJECT:  2019 ILAS Business Meeting


You are hereby invited to attend the

2019 ILAS BUSINESS MEETING

Thursday July 11, 2019, 18:00-19:30
Main Auditorium
Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV)
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil 

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 (chair: David Strong)
   ii) Institutional Membership Committee (chair: Yongdo Lim)
   iii)   Journal Committee (chair: Rajendra Bhatia)
   iv)  Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra (Editors: Bryan Shader/Michael 
Tsatsomeros)
   v)   IMAGE (Editor: Louis Deaett)
F. Transaction of Other Business.
   i)  Future ILAS meetings
   ii) Any other business
G. Adjournment.


Below are the minutes of the 2017 Business Meeting
_______________________________________________________

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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2019 May 30                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2248
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Louis Deaett
SUBJECT:  Read IMAGE 62 online now


You can now read the 62nd issue of your ILAS news bulletin, IMAGE 62, online at:

http://www.ilasic.org/IMAGE

This issue includes a moving tribute to David Lay as both a researcher and 
human being. It also explores how topics in linear algebra can be taught from 
primary historical sources, includes a review of a new text for a 
second-semester course in linear algebra, and an interview with Helene Shapiro 
by Frank Ulig. Our feature article surveys the possibilities for extending 
spectral graph theory to uniform hypergraphs. Our Problem Corner includes 
illuminating solutions and new problems to tackle. And of course you will find 
reports from conferences past, news of conferences that are coming up, and 
reports from ILAS officers on the recent activities and budget of ILAS.

Enjoy all of that in the Spring issue of IMAGE! 

Louis Deaett
IMAGE Editor-in-Chief


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2019 May 21                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2247
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Tin-Yau Tam
SUBJECT:  R. Westwick Passed Away 

With deep sadness I write to share the news that Professor Roy Westwick 
peacefully passed away on April 15, 2019 in Richmond, Canada. He was 86 year 
old. Professor Westwick received his PhD from the Department of Mathematics at 
the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1959, under the supervision of the 
well-known linear algebraist Professor Marvin Marcus. He published in the area 
of linear and multilinear algebra. During his 35 years at UBC, Professor 
Westwick produced eight PhD graduates according to Math Genealogy. He and his 
kindness will be greatly missed.

His obituary can be found at:
http://vancouversunandprovince.remembering.ca/obituary/roy-westwick-1074099169


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2019 May 06                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2246
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 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 link:
http://www.ilasic.org/misc/non_ilas_guidelines.html



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2019 May 03                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2245
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Simo Puntanen
SUBJECT: IWMS-2019,6-9 June 2019, Shanghai

Dear Colleagues:

This is the last -- or almost the last -- call for the

27th International Workshop on Matrices and Statistics, IWMS-2019, 
6-9 June, 2019, Shanghai, China

http://www.suibe.edu.cn/txxy/iwms2019/ 

Local OC:  Chengcheng HAO 
International OC:  Jeffrey J HUNTER 

See you in Shanghai!

Simo Puntanen (IOC)


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2019 April 16                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2244
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Pietro Paparella
SUBJECT: Special Issue for Charles R. Johnson

The De Gruyter journal *Special Matrices* is pleased to announce a special issue 
in honor of Charles R. Johnson in recognition of his numerous and profound 
contributions to the fields of matrix theory and linear algebra. Submissions which 
cover one or more of the following topics are particularly welcome: matrix 
completion problems; possible eigenvalue multiplicities for matrices with a given 
graph; the nonnegative inverse eigenvalue problem; positive definite matrices; the 
field of values; and matrix stability.

Prior to submission, authors should carefully read over the journal guidelines, 
which are located at 
https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/spma
All manuscripts are subject to the standard peer-review process. Manuscripts 
should be submitted online via 
http://www.editorialmanager.com/spma 
When entering your submission, please choose the option "Special Issue Dedicated 
to Charles R. Johnson". The deadline for submissions is August 31st, 2019.

Please direct any questions to the Editorial Office at
spma.editorial@degruyter.com.


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2019 April 05                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2243
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Fuzhen Zhang
SUBJECT: Full-Time Faculty Position at Nova Southestern University

A full-time math faculty position is available at Math Department of Nova 
Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, Florida).

https://www.nsujobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1554482044586 

(Position #993300).

Applications are welcome.


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2019 April 04                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2242
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: SIAM 2019 Fellows

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has recently 
announced its 2019 SIAM Fellows, and among those named is an ILAS member 
Froilan Dopico. He was recognized for contributions in numerical linear algebra 
and the solution of polynomial and rational eigenvalue problems via 
linearizations.

On behalf of ILAS, I congratulate him for this well-deserved honour.



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2019 March 23                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2241
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Nick Higham
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
https://nla-group.org/advances-in-numerical-linear-algebra-2019/ 


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2019 March 19                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2240
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Fernando de Teran Vergara
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 Universitàt Politecnica de València, 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:

http://red-alama.es/jornadas_ALN2019/ 


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2019 March 17                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2239
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
SUBJECT: 2019 ILAS Membership

At the end of March the official ILAS membership list
http://www.ilasic.org/misc/membership.html  
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 ILASsecretarytreasurer@gmail.com.

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.  

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2019 March 14                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2238
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Nair Abreu
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

www.ilas2019.org 

Nair Abreu/Vilmar Trevisan
ILAS2019 Chair's


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2019 March 13                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2237
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
SUBJECT: ILAS Email Address

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

ILASsecretarytreasurer@gmail.com 

ILAS' former iastate.edu address no longer works. 


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2019 March 12                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2236
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Mansoor Haider
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 http://www.samsi.info/imsm-19 and questions 
can be directed to grad@samsi.info 

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


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2019 February 20                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2235
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Qing-Wen Wang
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
http://wwwmath.shu.edu.cn/mime2019 

Purpose:

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

Sponsors:

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 (yonghui1676@163.com).

(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.

http://wwwmath.shu.edu.cn/mime2019/ 

Contact for questions:  Dr. Zhuo-Heng He ( hzh19871126@126.com )


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2019 February 06                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2234
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
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;

and

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 
election.


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2019 January 28                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2233
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Tin-Yau Tam
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
https://wolfweb.unr.edu/homepage/ttam/2019-ICMAA.html 


Purpose:

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

Organizers:
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

Sponsors:
ILAS
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.
https://wolfweb.unr.edu/homepage/ttam/2019-ICMAA.html 


Contact for questions:
Pan Shun Lau (panlau@connect.hku.hk)


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2019 January 27                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2232
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Nair Abreu
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 www.ilas2019.org


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2019 January 14                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2231
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 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 
link: 
http://www.ilasic.org/misc/non_ilas_guidelines.html


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2019 January 14                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2231
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Jeffrey Hunter 
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.

IMPORTANT DATES
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

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
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)

INVITED MINISYMPOSIA TOPICS
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)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
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

FURTHER INFORMATION
IWMS-2019 website: http://www.suibe.edu.cn/txxy/iwms2019 
History of IWMS: http://www.sis.uta.fi/tilasto/iwms/IWMS-history.pdf

Contacts: Jeffrey Hunter (jeffreyjhunter@gmail.com), Yonghui Liu 
(liuyh@lsec.cc.ac.cn)
 

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