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2020 November 22                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2314
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben and Minerva Catral
SUBJECT: 2021 ILAS Elections

Voting in the next ILAS election (for terms starting March 1, 2021) will take 
place Dec 15, 2020 - Jan 31, 2021.  Members will be e-mailed their voting 
instructions on Dec 15.  

In order to vote you need to be a current member of ILAS when the election 
begins. The official ILAS membership list 
http://www.ilasic.org/misc/membership.html 
(scroll down to see the list) lists all current members and is updated 
periodically (most recently Nov 21).  If you are not 
yet a member, you need to submit your membership materials no later than 
December 8, 2020 so they can be processed before the election begins.  ILAS 
will continue processing memberships after Dec. 8, but it will not longer be 
possible to add voters for this election. 

To verify your ILAS membership status (for those who think they are members):

1) If you are listed on the current online list of members at 
http://www.ilasic.org/misc/membership.html   
you are a member and will be sent the voting instructions email.

2) If you are not listed on the current online list of members at 
http://www.ilasic.org/misc/membership.html 
and you believe you are a member because you actually filled in an online form 
to join (and made any payment that was due), please email the 
Secretary/Treasurer Leslie Hogben (hogben@aimath.org) and Assistant 
Secretary/Treasurer Minerva Catral (catralm@xavier.edu).  Please state when 
you joined or last renewed and your type of membership (regular = $40/year, 
life, or fee waiver).  If you have an e-mail confirmation of payment it would 
help to forward that, but it is not necessary.

3) Receiving ILAS-net messages, including this one, does not imply you are an 
ILAS member. 


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2020 November 18                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2313
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Fernando De Terán
SUBJECT:  Call for papers, CMM special issue on Linear Algebra, Matrix Analysis, and Applications

We would like to draw your attention to a special issue of the journal 
Computational and Mathematical Methods (CMM) on Linear Algebra, Matrix 
Analysis, and Applications

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/25777408 

CMM is an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to publishing the world's top 
research in the expanding area of computational mathematics, science and 
engineering. The journal connects methods in business, economics, engineering, 
mathematics and computer science in both academia and industry.

Mathematical modelling of problems arising in engineering, physics, mechanics, 
etc. leads in many cases, directly or after a discretization process, to 
solving systems of linear equations of finite dimension. Besides, other 
problems of Numerical Analysis, such as approximation, interpolation, nonlinear 
systems, computation of eigenvalues, etc., lead to the resolution of large 
systems. Thus, it is essential to develop efficient numerical Linear Algebra 
methods, in both sequential and parallel environments, to solve them. The main 
purpose of this Special Issue is to collect the most recent methods for solving 
such problems and applications from a multidisciplinary approach.

The guest editors of this special issue are Luca Bergamaschi 
(luca.bergamaschi@unipd.it), Fernando De Terán (fteran@math.uc3m.es), and Pedro 
Alonso (palonso@uniovi.es).

Submission Details:
Authors should follow the author guidelines. All papers must be submitted via 
the online system

https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/compandmathmethods 

Authors need to make sure that they specify the paper is a contribution for 
"Special Issue on Linear Algebra, Matrix Analysis and Applications" and select 
the article type, when prompted. All papers will be peer reviewed according to 
the high standards of CMM.

Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2021.

We wish to invite you to participate in the Special Issue with a contribution.

Best regards.

Luca Bergamaschi, Fernando De Terán, and Pedro Alonso



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2020 November 06                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2312
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Raf Vandebril
SUBJECT:  Deadline Minisymposium Submissions SIAG/LA 2021 extended to November 30


The ILAS 2021 meeting is embedded in the SIAM Conference on Applied Linear 
Algebra, May 17-21, 2021, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. 

The deadline for Minisymposium proposals has been extended to November 30, 2020.

Also, the website contains Covid-19 contingency plans for the meeting, please 
check it out!

https://www.siam.org/conferences/cm/conference/la21 


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2020 November 01                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2311
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Daniel Szyld
SUBJECT:  ILAS Members become AMS Fellows


Congratulations to ILAS Members Raymond Chan and Valeria Simoncini who were 
inducted as AMS Fellow, class of 2021. ILAS is proud to have them in our midst.

For information on the AMS Fellows program, see
http://www.ams.org/profession/ams-fellows/ams-fellows 



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2020 October 26                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2310
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Daniel Szyld
SUBJECT:  New appointment, Assistant Manager ILAS-NET


I would like to announce the appointment of Pietro Paparella of the 
University of Washington at Bothell, as the new Assistant Manager for 
ILAS-NET and ILAS Information Center (IIC).

Pietro will be working with Sarah Carnochan Naqvi to complement her work 
which serves the ILAS community taking care of this very important and 
valuable resource.


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2020 October 14                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2309
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Raf Vandebril
SUBJECT:  Deadline Minisymposium Submissions SIAG/LA 2021 approaching

Deadline Minisymposium Submissions SIAG/LA 2021 approaching

Dear all, as you know, an ILAS 2021 meeting is embedded in the SIAM Conference 
on Applied Linear Algebra, May 17-21, 2021, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. We 
encourage you to consider organizing a minisymposium, or submitting a 
contributed talk or poster. Hence this reminder: the deadline for Minisymposium 
Proposal Submissions is the 19th of October.

https://www.siam.org/conferences/cm/conference/la21 

Here are some deadlines.
- October 19, 2020: Minisymposium Proposal Submissions
- November 2, 2020: SIAM Student Travel and Early Career Travel Award
- November 16, 2020: Contributed Lecture, Poster and Minisymposium Presentation 
Abstracts
- April 19, 2021: Hotel reservation and registration deadline.


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2020 October 13                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2308
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Michael Tsatsomeros
SUBJECT:  Matrix Positivity (Cambridge Tracts in Mathematics)

Matrix Positivity (Cambridge Tracts in Mathematics)

Johnson, C., Smith, R., & Tsatsomeros, M. (2020) 
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781108778619

Consider this new title for your personal collection and recommend it to your 
institutional library.

Available in Hardback or eBook format:
https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/mathematics/algebra/matrix-positivity?format=HB 

Book description
Matrix positivity is a central topic in matrix theory: properties that 
generalize the notion of positivity to matrices arose from a large variety of 
applications, and many have also taken on notable theoretical significance, 
either because they are natural or unifying. This is the first book to provide 
a comprehensive and up-to-date reference of important material on matrix 
positivity classes, their properties, and their relations. The matrix classes 
emphasized in this book include the classes of semipositive matrices, 
P-matrices, inverse M-matrices, and copositive matrices. This self-contained 
reference will be useful to a large variety of mathematicians, engineers, and 
social scientists, as well as graduate students. The generalizations of 
positivity and the connections observed provide a unique perspective, along 
with theoretical insight into applications and future challenges. Direct 
applications can be found in data analysis, differential equations, 
mathematical programming, computational complexity, models of the economy, 
population biology, dynamical systems and control theory.

Reviews
'When one thinks of positive matrices, usually only entrywise positive 
matrices and positive definite matrices come to mind. This book compiles 
results about an amazing array of 'positive' matrices beyond such familiar 
ones; semipositive matrices, inverse M-matrices and copositive matrices, to 
name a few. The treatment is lucid and a pleasure to read. Will facilitate 
anyone to widen the knowledge of matrix classes.'

R. B. Bapat - Indian Statistical Institute

'Positivity is one of the central topics in mathematics. Positivity of 
matrices is a rich and interesting research area of linear algebra and 
combinatorial matrix theory. Exhibiting many positivity classes of matrices 
with diligence, this monograph will be a very useful reference in research and 
applications.'

Fuzhen Zhang - Nova Southeastern University


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2020 October 05                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2307
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Daniel Szyld
SUBJECT:  ILAS new partner with AMS for JMM

Dear ILAS members:

With great joy, I am writing to announce a new partnership between ILAS and 
the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Under this new agreement, ILAS 
becomes a partner with the AMS for the annual Joint Mathematical Meetings 
(JMM) starting in January 2022. There will be an ILAS Lecture, and at least 
four ILAS Special Sessions at the JMM.

I want to publicly thank our Secretary/Treasurer Leslie Hogben, who realized 
we had this opportunity, and made the initial contact with the AMS last 
January. She accompanied me throughout most of the negotiations. Thanks also 
go to the Executive Board (EB), who enthusiastically approved Leslie's 
suggestion, and worked with her initially. The EB and the entire ILAS Board 
helped me keep focused on what was good for ILAS for the duration of the 
negotiations.

For the first JMM when this agreement takes effect, in Seattle, Washington, 
5-8 January 2022, the ILAS Board will select the speaker for the "ILAS Lecture 
at the JMM" and the Special Sessions. For future  meetings, the Board will 
develop appropriate mechanisms for selection.

If you have suggestions for the first speaker in this series, please write 
directly to me at szyld@temple.edu.

If you would want to organize a Special Session please send a short proposal 
with the title of the session (and possible speakers) to our Vice-President 
for Conferences Raf Vandebril  as soon as you can, 
but no later than December 15, 2020.


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2020 September 07                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2306
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Daniel Szyld
SUBJECT:  ILAS Lectures at Non-ILAS Conferences and General Support of Non-ILAS Conferences and Seminars

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 financial 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.

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 of ILAS about what you may propose.

This is a reminder that there is a deadline of 30 September 2020 for receipt of 
proposals for sponsorship of ILAS Lectures at non-ILAS meetings and for general 
support of conferences taking place in 2021. 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 

In addition, ILAS may endorse a Non-ILAS conference, without financial support. 
Such endorsed meetings can list ILAS' endorsement on their website, and in turn, 
the conferences are listed in the website of ILAS-Endorsed Meetings: 
https://www.ilasic.org/misc/meetings.html 

During the Covid-19 pandemic, ILAS is also endorsing online global seminars of 
interest to the Linear Algebra Community. Application for such endorsement can 
be done following the same guidelines as for conference endorsements. In fact, 
ILAS has already endorsed one such seminar: Communications in Numerical Linear 
Algebra
https://sites.google.com/view/commnla/home (Mondays at 15:00 Central European Time)


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2020 September 02                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2305
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Manjunatha Prasad Karantha
SUBJECT: International Conference on Applied Linear Algebra, Probability and 
Statistics (ALAPS 2020)

International Conference on Applied Linear Algebra, Probability and
Statistics (ALAPS 2020)
CARAMS, MAHE, Manipal, India
(December 17-18, 2020)

A virtual conference in honor of Professor C R Rao on his birth centenary
year


Professor C. R. Rao is among great Indian Statisticians, the world ever seen, and 
we are all proud of observing him to be on his 100 year in the year 2020. Center 
for Advanced Research in Applied Mathematics and Statistics (CARAMS), MAHE would 
be very glad to celebrate the occasion and dedicate the virtual conference ALAPS 
2020 along with worldwide participation of theoretical and applied Mathematicians 
and Statisticians.


The virtual conference ALAPS 2020 will be organized by CARAMS, MAHE, in honor of 
a great Indian Statistician Professor C. R. Rao (Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao), 
celebrating his completion of 100 year. The theme of conference is focused on, 
but not limited to the following topics:

- Theory and Applications of Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory

- Mathematical Statistics such as Probability theory, Multivariate Analysis and 
Statistical Inference

- Applied Statistics such as Econometrics, Biometrics, Bioinformatics, 
Biostatistics, Mathematical Genetics and etc.

- Network Theory and Applications

The conference consists of several invited talks from several mathematicians and 
statisticians associated with Prof. C R Rao and working in the area in which Rao 
contributed. Organizers welcome contributory talks (12+ min each) from the 
participants, with the topics from theme area.

Speakers and participants may join through the web link appearing in the 
individual page (my page) of CARAMS, which requires registration for the event. 
Alternatively, limited number of delegates may join the event from any of the 
following locations with due consent from the organizers:

- Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi

- Department of Mathematics, SMIT, Sikkim

- Department of Data Science, PSPH, MAHE, Manipal

- Department of Mathematics, MIT, MAHE, Manipal

Participants seeking certificate of participation/contribution are requested to 
register for the event with due payment of registration fee.

Please visit

https://carams.in/ 

for more details and registration.

Best wishes

On behalf of Organizing Committee:

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



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2020 September 01                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2304
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Manjunatha Prasad Karantha
SUBJECT: Rescheduling of IWMS 2020

28th International Workshop on Matrices and Statistics (IWMS 2021)
CARAMS, MAHE, Manipal, India
(December 13-15, 2021)

CRR Day on 15 December 2021 in honor of Professor CR Rao



The 28th International Workshop on Matrices and Statistics, IWMS 2021, will be 
held during the period December 13-15, 2021 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 15th December 2021** : The present 28th IWMS will be held
beside ICLAA 2021 (December 15-17, 2021) and CRR Day will be held on 15th
December 2021, the common day of events, in which the scientific activities
are dedicated Professor 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/iwms2021/ 

for more details and registration.

Best wishes

On behalf of IOC & Local Organizing Committee:

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


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2020 August 31                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2303
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Manjunatha Prasad Karantha
SUBJECT: Rescheduling of ICLAA 2020 (Correction)

International Conference on Linear Algebra and its Applications (ICLAA 2021)
CARAMS, MAHE, Manipal, India
(December 15-17, 2021)

CRR Day on 15 December 2021 in honor of Professor C R Rao


International Conference on Linear Algebra and its Applications (ICLAA 2021)
CARAMS, MAHE, Manipal, India
(December 15-17, 2021)

CRR Day on 15 December 2021 in honor of Professor C R Rao

The ICLAA 2020, scheduled earlier on December 17-19, 2020 which is in sequel to 
ICLAA series, has been rescheduled to December 2021 due to prevailing pandemic 
COVID 19 situation. The 'International Conference on Linear Algebra and Its 
Applications, December 17-19, 2021' 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 2021 will be held beside 28th IWMS, and on December 15, 2021, 
the common day of the events, the scientific activities are dedicated C. R. Rao, 
who is among great Statisticians India ever seen.

ICLAA 2021 has been endorsed by ILAS and Stephen J Kirkland has been awarded ILAS 
grant for delivering *Hans-Schneider Lecture* at ICLAA 2021.

ELA will be publishing a special issue dedicated to ICLAA 2021, in honor of 
Professor C R Rao.

We are sure that ICLAA 2021 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/iclaa2021/ 
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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2020 August 15                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2302
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Abbas Salemi
SUBJECT: 10th Seminar on Linear Algebra and its Applications (SLAA10)

It is our great pleasure and honor to welcome you at the 10th Seminar on Linear 
Algebra and its Applications (SLAA10).  The SLAA10 will be held virutally on 
16-19 August 2020, hosted by the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer & Mahani 
Mathematical Research Centre, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran.  As part 
of the series of the bi-annually held seminars of the Iranian Mathematical 
Society (IMS), this seminar aims to create a friendly discussion atmosphere for 
researchers in linear algebra and numerical linear algebra.  

You will find more information about the seminar at 
https://slaa10.uk.ac.ir/

A. Salemi
Chair of the Seminar


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2020 August 03                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2301
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Daniel Szyld
SUBJECT: Nominations for Upcoming ILAS Elections

Dear ILAS members:

In preparation for the next election, the Nominating Committee has prepared a 
slate of candidates as follows.

For the Board of Directors (two to be elected):
Geir Dahl
Melina Freitag
Apoorva Khare
Fernando de Teran

For Secretary/Treasurer (one to be elected):
Minerva Catral

(at the end of this message I list the current composition of the ILAS 
leadership, including the whole Board of Directors).

The purpose of this message is to inform you of the possibility to add to this 
slate of candidates (according to our By-Laws, Article 10, paragraph 2) by 
writing to me the name of any additional candidate. The candidate has to agree 
to the nomination, and be supported by at least three members of the Society.

Please send any such additional nominations to me, no later than 31 August 2020.

I take this opportunity to thank the 2020 Nominating Committee for their 
outstanding work. It consists of: Michael Overton (chair), Raphi Loewy, 
Jennifer Pestana, Rachel Quinlan, and Alison Ramage. I also thank the nominees 
who have agree to run.

Daniel B Szyld
ILAS President

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Executive Board:

President: Daniel B Szyld (term ends 28 February 2023)
Vice President: Hugo Woerdeman (term ends 28 February 2022)
2nd Vice President for Conferences: Raf Vandbril (term ends 28 February 2023)
Secretary/Treasurer Leslie Hogben (term ends 28 February 2021)

In addition we have (ex-officio):
Former President: Peter Semrl (term ends 28 February 2021)
Assistant Secretary/Treasurer: Minerva Catral (term ends 28 February 2021)

Additional Members of the Board of Directors:

Maria Isabel Bueno (term ends 28 February 2021),
Vilmar Trevisan (term ends 28 February 2021)
Valeria Simoncini (term ends 28 February 2022)
Michael Tsatsomeros (term ends 28 February 2022)
Sebastian Cioaba (term ends 28 February 2023)
and Dragana Cvetkovic-Ilic (term ends 28 February 2023)


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2020 July 07                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2300
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: David Watkins
SUBJECT: ILAS Social Media Presence

ILAS now has a social media presence.  Please like and follow us on Facebook 
(@International.Linear.Algebra.Society) and follow us on Twitter (@ILAS_news).   
We're just getting started, but we plan to provide timely and useful information 
to the linear algebra community.   Please join us and tell your friends.

David Watkins
ILAS Outreach and Membership Committee


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2020 July 06                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2299
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Daniel Szyld
SUBJECT: Raf Vandebril is the new ILAS 2nd VP for Conferences

Raf Vandebril (KU Leuven) is the new Second Vice-President for Conferences.

He replaces Steve Kirkland who has served in this position for over five 
years. We thank Steve for the fantastic job he did during this time (and for 
his contributions to ILAS in multiple capacities over the years).


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2020 July 04                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2298
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Daniel Szyld
SUBJECT: Householder Prize XXI awarded


Congratulations to ILAS members Darion Bini and Peter Benner, whose PhD 
students received this years' Householder Prize, and Honorable mention, 
respectively.

This prestigious prize is awarded every three years to the best thesis in 
Numerical Linear Algebra over the previous three-year period.

Here is the complete annoucement
(see https://users.ba.cnr.it//iac/irmanm21/HHXXI/hhprize.html)


The Alston S. Householder Prize XXI (2020) was awarded to

Estelle Massart for her thesis on "Data fitting on Positive-semidefinite matrix 
manifolds" (UCLouvain),

and

Stefano Massei for his thesis on "Exploiting rank structures in the numerical 
solution of Markov chains and matrix functions" (Scuola Normale Superiore di 
Pisa).


Honorable mentions were awarded to

Pawan Goyal for his thesis on "System-theoretic model order reduction for 
bilinear and quadratic-bilinear systems" (Otto von Guericke University 
Magdeburg),

and

Theo Mary for his thesis on "Block Low-Rank multifrontal solvers: complexity, 
performance, and scalability", (University of Toulouse).

The Householder prize is entirely financed by voluntary contributions. A money 
pot is available at 
https://www.leetchi.com/c/householder-prize 
for the next Householder Prize. A second option is to send money to 
h.fassbender@tu-bs.de via paypal. Any amount of money received that way will be 
transferred to the money pot.


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2020 July 04                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2297
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Daniel Szyld
SUBJECT: Pauline van den Driessche receives prestigious research prize

Congratulations to ILAS member Pauline van den Driessche, University of 
Victoria, who is recipient of the 2019 CAIMS-SCMAI Research Prize, for her 
"contributions to Mathematical Epidemiology and Matrix Analysis, and the high 
impact of this work in many areas of Applied Mathematics more generally."

This is the premier prize of CAIMS, the Canadian Applied and Industrial 
Mathematical Society, and Pauline will deliver her prize lecture titled 
"Threshold Parameters in Ecology and Epidemiology" on Wednesday July 8, 2020 at 
17:00 Eastern time (Toronto time) at the annual meeting of CAIMS, which this 
year is jointly held with SIAM.

You can register for the conference (for free) and attend this lecture via Zoom.
https://www.siam.org/conferences/cm/conference/an20 


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2020 June 23                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2296
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Daniel Szyld
SUBJECT: Nominations sought for ILAS Board of Directors

Dear ILAS Members:

In about six months we will have our annual elections. This time, we will 
vote to fill two slots at the ILAS Board of Directors. These two slots are 
being vacated by Maria Isabel Bueno and Vilmar Trevisan whose terms are 
ending. Continuing members are Sebastian Cioaba, Dragana Cvetkovic-Ilic, 
Valeria Simoncini, and Michael Tsatsomeros. We will also elect the 
Secretary/Treasurer.

I am writing to ask you to consider nominating a colleague (or yourself) to 
run for the election. Nominations should be sent in the next week or two to 
Michael Overton (mo1@nyu.edu), who is the chair of the Nominating Committee.

The other members of the Nominating Committee are Raphi Loewy, Rachel 
Quinlan, Alson Ramage, and Jennifer Pestana. I take this opportunity to thank 
the committee for their service to ILAS.

A list of former ILAS Board members can be found at:
https://www.ilasic.org/misc/pastofficers.html 


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2020 June 18                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2295
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Carlos Fonseca
SUBJECT: COMBINATORIAL MATRICES, by Special Matrices

This special issue is devoted to combinatorial matrices. Combinatorial 
matrices cover all type of matrices involving some combinatorial information 
related to specific patterns, permutations and combinatorics in general, 
Hadamard matrices, Hadamard designs, Latin squares, graph theory, or 
alternating sign matrix, among others, and their linear algebraic properties.

GUEST EDITORS:

Wenchang Chu, Università del Salento, Lecce, Italy; wenchang.chu@unisalento.it 
Emrah Kiliç, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara, Turkey; ekilic@etu.edu.tr 
Helmut Prodinger, Stellenbosch University, Matieland, South Africa; hproding@sun.ac.za 

All manuscripts are subject to the standard peer review process before 
publication.

Manuscripts should be submitted via http://www.editorialmanager.com/spma

When entering your submission (via online submission system), please choose 
the option "SI - Combinatorial Matrices".

Deadline for submissions: October 31th, 2020

Carlos Fonseca



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2020 June 02                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2294
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Daniel Szyld
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 Daniel B. Szyld about what you may propose.

This is a reminder that there is a deadline of 30 September 2020 for receipt 
of proposals for sponsorship  of ILAS Lectures at non-ILAS meetings and for 
general support of conferences taking place in 2021. 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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2020 June 01                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2293
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Louis Deaett
SUBJECT: Read issue 64 of IMAGE online now!

It has been a singular spring (or fall in the southern hemisphere). And what 
better way to mark the season than to peruse the latest issue of IMAGE, your 
ILAS bulletin?

How have you found teaching in the brave new online frontier? We want to know - 
our education editor is seeking your reflections for our next issue.

Then you can set this academic year aside by reading some conference reports 
that fondly recall the normalcy of seasons past. Look forward to a more normal 
time to come by surveying the updated schedule of future conferences, including 
ILAS meetings stretching to 2023. Recall good times in Rio with the ILAS 2019 
conference report and read an interview with Nair Abreu.

Read about Gilbert Strang's new book on linear algebra and data science, 
reviewed by Keivan Hassani Monfared, a real-life data scientist and student of 
Bryan Shader.

Or just lose yourself for a while by puzzling over one of the 5 new problems in 
this issue.

Find it all here:
http://www.ilasic.org/ccount/click.php?id=image64

Enjoy!


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2020 May 29                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2292
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Raf Vanderbril
SUBJECT: SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra and the embedded ILAS meeting

Dear ILAS members, starting July I will take over Steve Kirkland's spot, as 
Vice-President for Conferences.  Steve has done a great job over many years, 
and it is a great honour for me to walk in his footsteps.

Unusual circumstances have caused us to reschedule the ILAS conferences. Galway 
moved to 2022 and Madrid to 2023. And as we shared with you already, we will be 
embed an ILAS 2021 meeting in the SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra, 
May 17-21, 2021, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Hereby I'd like to share you with 
the first information on this cooperation initiative between SIAM and ILAS, and 
encourage you to consider organizing a minisymposium, or submitting a 
contributed talk or poster.

https://www.siam.org/conferences/cm/conference/la21

Linear algebra is an important area of mathematics and it is at the heart of 
many scientific, engineering, and industrial applications. Research and 
development in linear algebra include theoretical studies,algorithmic designs 
and implementations on advanced computer architectures, and applications to 
various disciplines. The SIAM Conferences on Applied Linear Algebra, organized 
by SIAM every three years, are the premier international conferences on applied 
linear algebra and now with the embedding of the ILAS we also reach out to the 
more theoretically oriented linear algebra. We aspire to a fruitful interaction 
between theory and application. We will bring together diverse researchers and 
practitioners from academia, research laboratories, and industries all over the 
world to present and discuss their latest work and results.

Here are some important deadlines.
- October 19, 2020: Minisymposium Proposal Submissions 
- November 2, 2020: SIAM Student Travel and Early Career Travel Award 
- November 16, 2020: Contributed Lecture, Poster and Minisymposium Presentation Abstracts


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2020 May 25                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2291
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Daniel Szyld
SUBJECT: Outreach and Membership Committee / Membership Campaign

I would like to announce the appointment of David Watkins as the ILAS 
Outreach Director. He is also chairing the Outreach and Membership Committee 
with Minnie Catral, Andrii Dmytryshyn, and Federico Poloni as additional 
members.

Among the activities of this committee is to launch the "ILAS 2020 Membership 
Drive."

The goal is to encourage our colleagues who are not currently members of the 
Society (including many reading this message) to join. In this manner you 
would support the Society's activities: ILAS-net, ELA (Electronic Journal of 
Linear Algebra - the research journal of ILAS), IMAGE (ILAS' newsletter), 
ILAS conferences, and Linear Algebra speakers at other venues, and of course, 
the sense of belonging to our community.

If you are ready to do so (for $40 a year, multi-year and lifetime membership 
are also available), please go to the ILAS membership page:
https://www.ilasic.org/misc/memberselect.html 

Please also encourage others, including your students and postdocs to join! 
Students can request a waiver of their membership fees.

If you have comments or suggestions for the committee, please write to 
watkins@wsu.edu 


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2020 May 06                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2290
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Daniel Szyld
SUBJECT: ILAS Conference Schedule for the next three years 2021-23

It is my great pleasure to announce that the ILAS Board of Directors has 
approved the following ILAS Conferences

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23rd Conference of the International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS2021) embedded 
in the SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra, May 17-21, 2021, New Orleans, 
Louisiana, USA
https://www.siam.org/conferences/cm/conference/la21 

ILAS is sponsoring four plenary speakers:
- Paola Boito
- Lek-Heng Lim (Hans Schneider Prize Lecture)
- Bryan Shader (the ELA 25th Anniversary Lecture)
- Raf Vandebril (Olga Taussky-Todd Lecture)

Together with other plenary speakers (several of whom are ILAS members) they are 
listed in:
https://www.siam.org/conferences/cm/program/invited-presentations/la21-invited-presentations 
and
https://www.siam.org/conferences/cm/program/special-events/la21-special-events 

Please consider submitting minisymposia proposals, and contributed talks. (Limit 
one talk per participant). (Deadlines to be available in July 2020)

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24th Conference of the International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS2022) June 
20-25, 2022, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

25th Conference of the International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS2023) June 5-9, 
2023, Madrid, Spain
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Please mark your calendars. I very much look forward to seeing you there!


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2020 May 05                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2289
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben, ILAS Secretary/Treasurer
SUBJECT: ILAS membership list updated

The annual update of the online ILAS membership list has been done and the 
list at
https://www.ilasic.org/misc/membership.html (scroll down to see the list) 
now includes only 2020 members.  

If you are not a member I encourage you to join ILAS: See 
https://www.ilasic.org/misc/memberselect.html 

If you believe you are a member because you actually filled in an online form 
to join (and made any payment that was due), please email the 
Secretary/Treasurer Leslie Hogben (ilassecretarytreasurer@gmail.com).  Please 
state when you joined or last renewed and your type of membership (regular = 
$40/year, life, or fee waiver).  If you have an e-mail confirmation of payment 
it would help to forward that, but it is not necessary.


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2020 April 18                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2288
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Melina Freitag
SUBJECT: Online seminar series on Numerical Linear Algebra

Dear all,

We hope you and your families are doing well in this difficult period.

In the spirit of the current "One World Seminars" happening in many academic 
disciplines around the world, we also hope to keep the "Numerical Linear 
Algebra community spirit" alive and are pleased to announce the

-Online seminar series on Numerical Linear Algebra-

Information about the series can be found here
https://sites.google.com/view/e-nla/home 

The plan is to hold the seminar every Wednesday at 4pm CET time. The seminars 
will take place online via the free webinar tool Zoom.

The first lecture is on April 29, 2020 and will be delivered by Nick Higham 
(University of Manchester) on

"Are Numerical Linear Algebra Algorithms Accurate at Extreme Scale and at Low 
Precisions?"

We hope you will be able to participate. Please sign up to the seminar list on 
the website in order to get weekly seminar announcements with the Zoom link to 
join the seminars.


With best wishes,
Melina Freitag
Stefan Güttel
Daniel Kressner
Jörg Liesen
Valeria Simoncini
Bart Vandereycken
(scientific committee)


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2020 April 11                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2287
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Daniel Szyld
SUBJECT: ILAS wikipedia page live

It is with great pleasure that I announce that ILAS has now a Wikipedia page: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Linear_Algebra_Society 

This is the culmination of several months of work by various ILAS members and 
officers (under the leadership of Peter Semrl as ILAS President). I thank in 
particular Wayne Barrett and Kevin Vander Meulen for their efforts.


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2020 April 08                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2286
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Daniel Szyld
SUBJECT: ELA, The Research Journal of ILAS

Dear ILAS Members,

ILAS is without a doubt the premier society focused on all aspects of Linear 
Algebra.

Our research journal, the Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra (ELA), can 
become the premier journal published work on all aspects of Linear Algebra, a 
journal presenting the best science that ILAS members and others produce. Such 
a renowned journal would also contribute to the prestige of our society.

Let me also remind you that ELA is a top-tier open-access journal, free to 
publish, and free to read and download papers. This puts us in a unique 
position these days when governments are starting to insist that the 
researchers they fund publish in open-access only journals.

Therefore, I would like to strongly encourage you to submit your high quality 
papers to ELA.

As you know, Froilán Dopico joined Michael Tsatsomeros as co-Editor-in-Chief 
on August 1st, 2019. The EICs have recently appointed several new Associate 
Editors, namely: Francesco Belardo, Steve Butler, Heike Fassbender, Fuad 
Kittaneh, Ren-Cang Li, Valeria Simoncini, and K.C. Sivakumar. In addition, 
several editors became Advisory Editors: Dario Bini, Sebastian Cioaba, Leslie 
Hogben, Raphael Loewy, and Bryan Shader. You can find the complete editorial 
board at

https://journals.uwyo.edu/index.php/ela/about/editorialTeam 

The newly enlarged board is ready to receive your submissions through the ELA 
website:

https://journals.uwyo.edu/index.php/ela/index 

I take this opportunity to thank the editorial board for their dedicated 
service to the society.


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2020 March 14                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2285
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Daniel Szyld
SUBJECT: ILAS 2020 conference cancelled (or postponed)

It is with sadness that I have to announce that the 23rd ILAS Conference 
scheduled to be held at NUI Galway 22-26 June 2020 has been cancelled. The local 
organizers together with the ILAS Board reached the conclusion that we could not 
hold on making a decision any longer, and given the pattern of the Covid-19 
pandemic, and the measures being taken by NUI, it would be very unlikely that we 
will be able to hold the meeting in June.

We will try to reschedule an ILAS Conference for NUI Galway for a future date, 
and "you will be the first to know."

Everyone who registered will be contacted by NUI and receive a refund (though 
this may take some time). If you made your  own hotel arrangements, please cancel 
your reservation directly with the hotel. Most airlines are waiving cancellation 
fees, so hopefully not many people will be hit financially for this cancellation.

Some details will be posted on the conference website, when available. 
http://ilas2020.ie/ 

We were all very much looking forward to the conference, and it is so unfortunate 
that we need to cancel it at this time.

Let me publicly thank Rachel Quinlan and Helena Smigoc who co-chaired the 
organization of this conference, and all members of the local organizing, and the 
scientific committees for their hard work. We are all disappointed, but I know 
they are especially so. They should know that the whole ILAS community 
appreciates their efforts. We shall have the chance to thank them in person when 
we can reschedule.


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2020 March 13                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2284
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Daniel Szyld
SUBJECT:  Message from the new President of ILAS

I want to thank the ILAS membership for the trust you have put in me to usher the 
Society through the next three years. I have very big shoes to fill, following 
the tenure of Peter Semrl, and earlier Steve Kirkland, Danni Heshkowitz, Richard 
Brualdi, and Hans Schneider. The Society is in good health thanks to them, and 
all the officers who work hard to promote and advance Linear Algebra.

Since March 1st (and even before then), I have been working with Peter Semrl 
towards a smooth transition, and with the other members of the Executive Board 
(Hugo Woerdeman, Leslie Hogben, Steve Kirkland). I am setting up the appointed 
committees, and you will be able to read about their constitution in the 
forthcoming report of the President and the Vice-President.

Please do write to me, or to any of the officers, with ideas, issues, suggestions 
(or complaints). I want to continue to serve you, the members. Thank you again 
for this honor, and this opportunity.


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2020 March 08                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2283
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Mansoor Haider
SUBJECT:  2020 Industrial Mathematical & Statistical Modeling (IMSM) Workshop 

The 26th Industrial Mathematical & Statistical Modeling (IMSM) Workshop for 
Graduate Students will take place at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, 
NC, between July 12-22, 2020.  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.

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 2, 2020, but full consideration will 
be given to all applications received prior to April 15, 2020.

Further Information is available at: http://www.samsi.info/imsm-20 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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2020 February 29                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2282
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT:  Message from the Outgoing ILAS President 

Today is the last day of my second term as ILAS President. It has been a great 
honour to serve our society. The best realisation I've had over these past six 
years was that there are so many members willing to dedicate their time and 
energy to ILAS. It is people like this that make the society successful. At the 
end of my term I would like to thank all of them for their hard work. It was a 
pleasure to be a part of this group of dedicated people.

Our discipline, linear algebra, is doing very well, at least in part due to the 
activities of ILAS. From tomorrow on the society will have a new President 
Daniel Szyld. I am confident that both, linear algebra and our society, will 
continue to flourish under his leadership.


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2020 February 28                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2281
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Daniel Szyld
SUBJECT:  Article about Olga Taussky-Todd

There is a nice piece on the life of Olga Taussky-Todd in the March issue
of the AMS Notices, which can be found in this link:

https://www.ams.org/journals/notices/202003/rnoti-p345.pdf

Enjoy!

Daniel B Szyld

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2020 February 28                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2280
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Rachel Quinlan
SUBJECT: ILAS 2020 in Galway - registration and abstract submission now open

Dear ILAS Community,

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

Registration (http://ilas2020.ie/registration) and abstract submission 
(http://ilas2020.ie/abstracts) are now open at 
http://ilas2020.ie
where you can also find information about the conference programme and about 
travel and accommodation options.

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

With best wishes,
Rachel, Helena and Niall.


Rachel Quinlan, Helena Smigoc and Niall Madden
on behalf of the Scientific and Local Organising Committees
ilas2020.ie/organisation


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2020 February 22                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2279
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Fernando de Terán Vergara
SUBJECT: Second announcement of ALAMA2020-ALN2gg

Dear colleagues,

This is the second announcement of the *ALAMA2020-ALN2gg* Meeting that will 
be held at Universidad de Alcalá (Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain) *from 
3rd to 5th June 2020.*

The important dates are:


*1.-   Abstracts submission and acceptance:*     ?   Abstract's submission:
from 01 December 2019 until 01 March 2020 (included).  Extended until 15
March 2020 (included)!
     ?   Acceptance date: until 23 March 2020


*2.-  Early bird registration:*     ?   Until 12 April 2020


*3.-  Last day for registration:*     ?   Until 31 May 2020

In the web page www.alama2020.com you can find all the information related 
to the Meeting.

We are pleased to inform you that the journal Linear and Multilinear Algebra 
(https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/glma20/current) will publish a special 
issue of original articles presented at the Meeting. This special number is 
subject to the standard peer review process of the journal.

This edition is celebrated in the honour of *Ion Zaballa*, professor at 
Universidad del País Vasco, and of *Dario A. Bini*, professor at Università 
di Pisa.

We hope the Meeting will be of your interest.


Best regards,


The Organizing Committee.


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2020 February 04                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2278
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leoonardo Lima
SUBJECT: Workshop on Spectral Graph Theory 2020

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is our pleasure to invite you to the Workshop on Spectral Graph Theory 2020. 
On this occasion, we will celebrate the 70th birthday of Professor Nair Abreu. 
The workshop will be held in Niterói, RJ, Brazil, September 23-25, 2020.

The abstract submission deadline is May, 31st.

For more information, please visit the website:
http://spectralgraphtheory.org/ 

With our best regards,
Organizing Committee


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2020 January 20                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2277
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:

Daniel Szyld has been elected to the position of President for a three-year 
term, beginning on March 1, 2020;

and

Sebastian Cioaba and Dragana Cvetkovic-Ilic have been elected to three-year 
terms as members of the ILAS Board, beginning on March 1, 2020.

On behalf of ILAS, I take this opportunity to thank the members of the 
Nominating Committee - Richard Brualdi (chair), Nair Abreu, Ravi Bapat, Steve 
Kirkland, Naomi Shaked-Monderer - for their efforts on behalf of ILAS, and also 
to thank all of the nominees for their participation in the election.

Peter Semrl
ILAS President


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2020 January 13                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2276
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 2020 for receipt 
of proposals for sponsorship  of ILAS Lectures at non-ILAS meetings and for 
general support of conferences taking place in 2021. 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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2020 January 12                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2275
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Bryan Shader
SUBJECT: New ELA url and management system

Dear ILAS Community,

We are writing to inform you that ELA will be moving to a new location and a 
new management system on January 10, 2020.

Previously, ELA had been hosted by BePress through an arrangement with the 
University of Wyoming. BePress was a non-profit based out of UC Berkeley and 
one of the first champions of open journals.  Recently, BePress was acquired by 
Elsevier.  The University of Wyoming was faced with a decision on whether or 
not to stay with BePress but under a new financial arrangement. They elected to 
join a consortium of universities in the Rocky Mountains and select the Open 
Journal Systems  (OJS) as its platform for on-line journals.  OJS is part of 
the Public Knowledge Project (https://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/) which is "an initiative 
developing (free) open source software and conducting research to improve the 
quality and reach of scholarly publishing."  PKP was started in 1998 at the 
University of British Columbia.  Over 10,000 journals use the OJS system.

The new website for ELA is located at https://journals.uwyo.edu/index.php/ela. 
Please take a look at it. If you see anything that needs to be changed please 
email  elamath@uwyo.edu with the subject: ELA website suggestion.

For those of you who currently have an article that is being considered for 
submission to the Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra. This platform, like the 
previous platform, is hosted by the University of Wyoming Libraries. Your 
article has been uploaded into the new platform and an account has been created 
for you.  You will soon receive an email to the email associated with your 
submission with your new log-in name and temporary password.  Additionally, you 
will receive some emails as the submission is moved to the correct status in 
the management system.

For more information about how to access reviews and resubmit edits on the new 
platform, please follow this link: 
https://docs.pkp.sfu.ca/learning-ojs/en/authoring 


The move will necessitate some changes in how you interface with ELA.

*   If you don't have a paper in the review process, the next time you submit a 
paper, you need to create an account on the management system. You will have 
the option providing your ORCID; we strongly encourage this.
*   All submissions and revisions will be done through the portal at 
https://journals.uwyo.edu/index.php/ela.  Acknowledgements and updates on 
submissions will be sent from noreply@journals.uwyo.
*   You will be able to track the status of your papers by logging into the 
management system; and referee reports and decision letters will be posted 
there.  Whenever an action is taken on a paper, an e-mail will also be sent.
*   After acceptance of a paper, you will be asked to provide source files of 
the paper. This,  as well as the final approval of page proofs, will be done 
through the portal.

For more information about how to access reviews and re-submit on the new 
platform, please follow this link: 
https://docs.pkp.sfu.ca/learning-ojs/en/authoring 

If you have any questions about the new platform or your account, please contact:

Froilan Dopico (dopico@math.uc3m.es)
Michael Tsatsomeros (tsat@wsu.edu)
Bryan Shader (elamath@uwyo.edu)


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2020 January 09                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2274
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Pamela Bye
SUBJECT: 7th IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization

7th IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization
24-26 June 2020, Birmingham
https://ima.org.uk/12530/7th-ima-conference-on-numerical-linear-algebra-and-optimization/ 

The IMA is pleased to announce the Seventh Biennial IMA Conference on 
Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization.

The success of modern codes for large-scale optimization is heavily dependent 
on the use of effective tools of numerical linear algebra. On the other hand, 
many problems in numerical linear algebra lead to linear, nonlinear or 
semidefinite optimization problems. The purpose of the conference is to bring 
together researchers from both communities and to find and communicate points 
and topics of common interest. This Conference has been organised in 
cooperation with the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

Conference topics include any subject that could be of interest to both 
communities, such as:

  *   Direct and iterative methods for large sparse linear systems.
  *   Eigenvalue computation and optimization.
  *   Large-scale nonlinear and semidefinite programming.
  *   Effect of round-off errors, stopping criteria, embedded iterative 
procedures.
  *   Optimization issues for matrix polynomials
  *   Fast matrix computations.
  *   Compressed/sparse sensing
  *   PDE-constrained optimization
  *   Distributed computing and optimization
  *   Applications and real time optimization
  
Invited speakers

Pierre-Antoine Absil (University of Louvain)
Frank E. Curtis (Lehigh University)
Moritz Diehl (University of Freiburg)
Zlatko Drmac (University of Zagreb)
Gabriele Eichfelder (Technical University of Ilmenau)
Melina Freitag (University of Bath)
David Silvester (University of Manchester)

Registration

Registration is currently open at  https://my.ima.org.uk/ 

If you are an IMA Member or you have previously registered for an IMA 
conference, then you are already on our database. Please "request a new 
password" using the email address previously used, to log in.

Call for Papers

Mini-symposium proposals and contributed talks are invited on all aspects of 
numerical linear algebra and optimization. Mini-symposium proposals should be 
submitted to conferences@ima.org.uk by 31 January 2020. A mini-symposium 
consists of up to four speakers. For emerging topics the mini-symposium can 
be extended to at most two sessions on a single topic (maximum eight speakers).

Organisers will be advised of acceptance by 14 February 2020. Contributed 
talks and mini-symposia talks will be accepted on the basis of a one page 
extended abstract which should be submitted by 28 February 2020 online at 
https://my.ima.org.uk/ or by e-mail to conferences@ima.org.uk. Authors will 
be advised of acceptance by 31 March 2020. A book of abstracts will be made 
available to delegates at the conference.

Key deadlines

Mini-symposia proposals: 31 January 2020
Notification of acceptance of mini-symposia: 14 February 2020
Abstract submission: 28 February 2020
Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 31 March 2020
Conference: 24-26 June 2020
Early Bird Conference Fees
IMA/SIAM Member - £395.00
Non IMA/SIAM Member - £450.00
IMA/SIAM Student - £215.00
Non IMA/SIAM Student - £225.00
Conference Fees will increase by £20 on 22 May 2020

Accommodation

If you would like accommodation on the 23, 24th or 25 June 2020 you can 
secure a rate of £90 per night (Single Occupancy) at Edgbaston Park Hotel on 
a first come first serve basis up to 45 days prior to the event.

Please arrange your accommodation directly with the hotel. If you wish to 
stay at the Edgbaston Park Hotel please contact the conferences department 
for a code to access the set rate of £90 per night.

Contact information

For general conference queries please contact the Conferences Department, 
Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Catherine Richards House, 16 
Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EF, UK.
E-mail: conferences@ima.org.uk   +44 (0) 1702 354 020(0) 1702 354 020


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