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2020 January 20                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2277
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;


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

2020 January 13                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2276
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 

2020 January 12                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2275
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 ( 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 
Please take a look at it. If you see anything that needs to be changed please 
email 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: 

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  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: 

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

Froilan Dopico (
Michael Tsatsomeros (
Bryan Shader (

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

7th IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization
24-26 June 2020, Birmingham 

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 
  *   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 is currently open at 

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 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 or by e-mail to 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


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:   +44 (0) 1702 354 020(0) 1702 354 020