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2014 December 16  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2027	
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Benner
SUBJECT: Conference in Honor of Volker Mehrmann, May 2015
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Conference in Honor of Volker Mehrmann, Berlin, May 2015

Abstract submission and registration forms for the conference

Numerical Algebra, Matrix Theory, Differential-Algebraic Equations, and Control Theory

in honor of Volker Mehrmann on the occasion of his 60th birthday (Berlin, May 2015)

are now online at

http://www3.math.tu-berlin.de/VM60 

Important deadlines:
Abstract submission:      15 January 2015
Notification of authors:  31 January 2015
Early registration:       28 February 2015
Late registration:        15 April 2015

VM60 Conference: May 6-9, 2015

We hope to see you in Berlin on this special occasion,

Peter Benner, Joerg Liesen, Christian Mehl,
Reinhard Nabben, Lena Scholz, Andreas Steinbrecher,
the VM60 Committee


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2014 December 13  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2026
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Valeria Simoncini
SUBJECT: Workshop V on Matrix equations and Tensor Techniques
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The fifth Workshop on

    "Matrix equations and Tensor Techniques"

will be held on September 21-22, 2015 at the Mathematics Department, Alma Mater 
Studiorum Universita' di Bologna, Italy.

As in the previous meetings, the focus will be on the latest developments in the 
theory, computation and applications of linear and nonlinear matrix equations and 
tensor equations. We will extend our focus to sparsity and low rank structures, and 
to decay properties of matrices and tensors associated with these problems.

Additional details and registration information can be found at

http://mett15.dm.unibo.it/ 

Organizers:
Peter Benner (Max-Planck Institut, Magdeburg, Germany)
Heike Fa�bender (Technische Universitaet Braunschweig, Germany)
Lars Grasedyck (Aachen University, Germany)
Daniel Kressner (E'cole polytechnique fe'de'rale de Lausanne, Switzerland)

Local Organizer:
Valeria Simoncini (Alma Mater Studiorum Universita' di Bologna, Italy)


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2014 December 09  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2025
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Benner
SUBJECT: Upcoming Conference
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Upcoming:

06-09 May 2015: Berlin, Germany:
  Conference "Numerical Algebra, Matrix Theory, Differential-Algebraic
  Equations, and Control Theory" 
  http://www3.math.tu-berlin.de/VM60/	


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2014 November 30  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2024
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Kevin Vander Meulen
SUBJECT: IMAGE 53 Can Now Be Read Online
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Issue 53 of IMAGE, the bulletin of ILAS, can now be obtained online at
   http://www.ilasic.org/IMAGE/ 

Issue 53 includes articles on the
history of linear algebra research in Spain and Chile,
an interview with Roger Horn, an education
article by Gilbert Strang, a feature article
on normalized laplacians by Steve Butler,
interesting problem solutions,
new problems to try,
some book reviews,
and more...

    Enjoy!


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2014 November 28  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2023
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Bryan Shader
SUBJECT: 2014 ILAS Business Meeting Minutes
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Minutes of the ILAS Business meeting held on August 7, 2014 at 16:00 in the 
International Hall, 2B, 9B217, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul

President Semrl called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. About 30 ILAS members were 
in attendance.

A. Reading of notice of meeting.

President Semrl indicated that the notice of the meeting was recently posted on 
ILAS-net.  Members present had no comments on the agenda and the meeting proceeded.

B. Reading of the minutes from the previous meeting.

Minutes of the previous Business Meeting at Providence June 6, 2013 were previously 
circulated on ILAS-net. The members in attendance had no questions, and the minutes 
were approved.

C. Report of President and Vice-President 

At the ILAS Board Meeting in Providence there was agreement with the amendment to 
ILAS by-laws to have President report and Vice-President report be a combined P & 
VP report at the ILAS Business meetings from 2014 on. The report of the President 
and Vice-President was briefly discussed, and was based upon the written report 
appearing in issue 52 of IMAGE. In particular, the following items were mentioned.

Froilan Dopico and Michael Overton were elected to the Board of Directors for a 
three year term, and Eugene Tyrtyshnikov was elected to the Board of Directors for 
a one year term. Peter Semrl was elected to be ILAS President. They all began their 
terms March 1, 2014. Thanks were expressed to the Nominating committee � Shaun 
Fallat, Heike Fassbender, Roger Horn (chair), Yimin Wei, and Zdenek Strakos. 
President Semrl expressed his thanks to outgoing board members Francoise Tisseur, 
David Watkins, and President Steve Kirkland, who will now serve a one-year term on 
Board of Directors. 

A September 30, 2014 deadline for requests for ILAS Lecturers and ILAS endorsements 
of meetings was announced. There are few changes: 

-each proposal for ILAS Lectureship at non-ILAS Conferences is automatically assumed 
to be also a request for the ILAS endorsement of the conference,

-the Hans Schneider ILAS Lecture Fund was established with a generous donation from 
ILAS' founding President Hans Schneider. The Fund supports at most one speaker a 
year at a non-ILAS conference,

-in the forthcoming years the Board of directors will be more selective when 
considering ILAS Lectureship proposals. The support to those chosen will be 
consequently much higher.

President Semrl informed members about two decisions made at the Board Meeting on 
August 6, 2014:

The ILAS print-Image membership fee is raised to $60 (the e-Image membership is 
kept at $40).

A member 60 or older and who has been a dues paying member for at least 5 years 
(not necessarily consecutive or immediately prior to life membership) can secure 
lifetime e-Image membership in ILAS by payment of $200. A member 63 or older, or 60 
or older and retired, and who has been a dues paying member for at least 5 years 
(not necessarily consecutive or immediately prior to life membership) can secure 
lifetime e-Image membership in ILAS by payment of $100.
 
D. Report of Secretary/Treasurer.

Treasurer Hogben presented a financial summary that indicates that ILAS is in very 
good financial state with a current balance of ~156K. She indicated in recent 
years, ILAS has had a surplus of around $5K/year in incoming funds.  2013 had some 
unusually large expenses, but still had an increase to the general operating budget 
of about $2K.

Treasurer Hogben indicated that the ILAS Board has plans to utilize the annual 
surplus to better support ILAS activities.  In particular, around $3.5K/year will 
be used to support ELA, and funds for ILAS lectures will be gradually increased.

Treasurer Hogben addressed a question from the membership by noting that many of 
the ILAS accounts are in essence endowments and don't represent annual income.

E. Reports of Committees.

i.   Education Committee 

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

The ILAS Education Committee strives to help educators in their efforts to more 
effectively help their students learn and appreciate the ideas and applications of 
Linear Algebra.  Recent activities are described below.

First, since 2008, at each of the annual Joint Meetings of the American 
Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), have 
had one or more ILAS-organized sessions on "Innovative and Effective Ways to Teach 
Linear Algebra.�  

There have been dozens of interesting and useful presentations on theoretical 
aspects of Linear Algebra and various interesting applications of Linear Algebra at 
these sessions.  Many of these presentations are available online at a website 
maintained by David Strong, the lead organizer of these sessions (and current chair 
of the ILAS Education Committee). 

Second, for the past couple of years an article on Linear Algebra education has 
been included in IMAGE.  Articles to date concern:  a simple first-day example 
which introduces a number of important Linear Algebra ideas; the Sage Mathematical 
Software System; and the application of Linear Algebra to trying to predict the 
winner of the annual college basketball tournament in the United States.  The 
upcoming fall issue of IMAGE will include a Linear Algebra education article by Gil 
Strang.  His topic is still to be finalized. 

Third, the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) is in the on-going process of 
developing a collection of online resources for Linear Algebra as part of their 
Course Communities within the MAA website.  This past March, two of our Committee 
members, Steve Leon and David Strong, participated in a weekend meeting of a group 
of about ten mathematicians at the MAA headquarters in Washington DC to help put 
this collection together.  The collection is now online and available as part of 
the MAA's webpages. 

Finally, in our efforts to encourage promising students to continue in mathematics 
and science beyond high school, there is a growing effort to familiarize students 
with some of the many beautiful and interesting topics in mathematics beyond 
Calculus.  To this end, an inaugural session of "Helping Students See Beyond 
Calculus" is being organized by David Strong for the 2015 Joint Meetings.  A 
special focus is being put on Linear Algebra, since that is often the first course 
beyond Calculus that students take at the college/university level, and because it 
is such a beautiful and useful area of mathematics. By sharing some of the best 
ideas and applications of a variety of post-Calculus mathematics courses, it is 
hoped that students will decide to study more mathematics and science in 
college/university. 

The committee is open to and appreciative of any suggestions that ILAS members  
have on furthering Linear Algebra education.

Efforts, led by Jason Grout, to update the ILAS Education website are underway and 
input is welcomed.

ii. Institutional Membership Committee 

The committee is composed of Hugo Woerdeman (chair), Steve Butler, Jason Grout and 
Peter Semrl (as an ex officio member). Steve Butler reported for the committee.

There are currently five institutional members in addition to a special 
relationship that ILAS has formed with SIAM.  The institutional members have a good 
relationship with the society and in particular Taylor & Francis and Elsevier have 
sponsored talks at the meeting and Elsevier provided a boxed lunch for attendees.  
Going forward we will work to maintain strong relationships with our current 
members including new ways to better connect institutional members with the general 
membership of ILAS, and look for new possibilities for institutional members.  The 
committee is open to suggestions and appreciates any feedback from its members on 
institutions and/or better ways to connect.

iii. ELA

Editor-in-chief, Bryan Shader, reported on the state of the Electronic Journal of 
Linear Algebra.  He noted that in 2013 ELA published 60 papers totaling 916 pages; 
and to date the 2014 volume has 32 papers published, and 9 papers that are accepted 
and being prepared for publication.

There are currently two Special Issues of ELA. The first is the Proceedings of 
Graph Theory, Matrix Theory and Interactions Conference, Queen's University. 
Special Editors for the volume are: Sebastian Cioaba, Ram Murty, Claude Tardif, 
Kevin Vander Meulen and David Wehlau. The deadline for submissions is September 22, 
2014. The second is the Proceedings of the International Conference on Linear 
Algebra and its Applications Conference to be held December 18-20, 2014 at Manipal 
University. Special editors for the volume are: Rajendra Bhatia, Steve Kirkland, K. 
Manjunatha Prasad and Simo Puntanen. Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2015. 

iv. Report on IMAGE

Editor-in-chief, Kevin Vander Meulen, reported. He noted that the 52nd issue of 
IMAGE was recently published and that the recent additions (e.g. featured 
interviews, linear algebra education sections) have been well received.

He thanked the editorial board (Luz DeAlba, Minerva Catral, Michael Cavers, Jane 
Day, Douglas Farenick, Carlos Fonseca, Bojan Kuzma, Steve Leon, David Strong, Naomi 
Shaked-Monderer, and Amy Wehe) for their efforts. 

F. Transaction of other business

i) Future ILAS meetings

The 20th and 21st will be held July 11-15, 2016 in Leuven, Belgium, and July 24-28, 
2017 in Ames Iowa, respectively. Organization of the 20th conference is led by Raf 
Vandebril. Thomas Mach, a member of the local organizing committee, presented the 
venue and invited all participants to take part in the next ILAS conference. The 
21st ILAS conference will be devoted to Connections. It was presented by the chair 
of the organizing committee Leslie Hogben.

There will be no ILAS meeting in 2018 and the next two open slots for  ILAS 
meetings are 2018 and 2019.  Anyone interested in exploring hosting an ILAS meeting 
should contact President Semrl or a member of the ILAS Board, and be aware that 
ILAS provides significant logistical support for conference organizers such as a 
recently revised guidelines for organizers, and an ILAS designee to help with 
logistics and grant writing.

ii) Other business

President Semrl noted that the term of Secretary/Treasurer Leslie Hogben will end 
next February but she is willing to continue to serve in this duty for another term. 

Shaun Fallat raised the question of recognition of the work of many volunteers. The 
Executive Committee will consider various possibilities and prepare a proposal for a 
discussion at the Board of Directors. 

G. Adjournment

President Semrl adjourned the meeting at 5:00 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,
Steve Kirkland, on behalf of Bryan Shader, Vice-President of ILAS


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2014 November 17  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2022
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
SUBJECT: 2014 ILAS Election Voting Is Now Open
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Each member of ILAS was e-mailed an individual username and password and instructions 
for electronic voting on or about November 17, and voting was opened.  If you have 
not yet voted, you may vote any time until January 16, 2015.  

If you did not receive an e-mail and wish to vote, please verify that you are a 2014 
member (remember, receiving ILAS-net messages does not imply you are an ILAS 
member).  You can determine whether or not you are a 2014 member of ILAS (as of Nov. 
15, 2014) by consulting the website:

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

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



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2014 November 03  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2021
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
SUBJECT: Voting in upcoming 2014 ILAS Elections
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In the upcoming ILAS elections, electronic voting will again be used, with Votenet Solutions, the company that has conducted previous ILAS elections.  

Each member will be e-mailed an individual username and password and instructions for electronic voting; this year that email will come from Secretary/Treasurer Leslie Hogben via the email address ilas@iastate.edu, not from Votenet directly. This e-mail will be sent on or about November 17, 2014. You may vote as soon as you receive your username and password. Voting will conclude on January 16, 2015.
Any member who prefers to vote by paper ballot should e-mail Secretary/Treasurer Leslie Hogben  at hogben@aimath.org to request a paper ballot; such request must be received by November 13.

You can determine whether or not you are a 2014 member of ILAS (currently up to date as of Oct. 31, 2014) by consulting the website

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

Please note: 
1) This is the only current online list of ILAS members, even thought there may be other sites with old lists of ILAS members.
2) Receiving ILAS-net messages does not make you an ILAS member.  
See http://www.ilasic.org/misc/membership.html for information about ILAS membership.

After November 13, it is no longer possible to add online voters, so anyone whose membership is processed after that date will receive a PDF ballot to be printed and returned like a paper ballot. Please note that it usually takes 2 weeks or more to process memberships, and 2015 memberships received after about December 15, 2014 will probably not processed before 2015).

Leslie Hogben, ILAS Secretary/Treasurer


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2014 October 31  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2020
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Valeria Simoncini 
SUBJECT:  Summer School Announcement, June 2015
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During the week of 21-26 June 2015, the C.I.M.E. Foundation will organize the following 
Summer School:

"Exploiting Hidden Structure in Matrix Computations.
  Algorithms and Applications"

homepage: http://web.math.unifi.it/users/cime/ 

with the following lecturers:

Michele Benzi (Emory University, USA)
Dario Bini (Universita' di Pisa, Italy)
Daniel Kressner (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland)
Hans Munthe-Kaas (University of Bergen, Norway)
Charles Van Loan (Cornell University, USA)

The School will be held at Hotel San Michele in Cetraro, Italy

homepage: http://www.sanmichele.it 

Registration will be open starting December 1st, 2014 and will close on April 30, 2015.

Some limited fundings for lodging expenses will be available for students and 
postdoctoral fellows.

The Directors of the School

Michele Benzi and Valeria Simoncini


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2014 October 29  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2019
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: Hans Schneider Memorial Webpage
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Hans Schneider, ILAS's founding president, was instrumental in shaping the tone and 
direction of our Society. Those who knew Hans remember his humour, his passion for 
mathematics, his commitment to linear algebra as a discipline and to ILAS as an 
organisation. A vibrant personality, Hans has left us with many stories to tell.

In order to provide a forum for those stories, ILAS has set up a memorial web page 
(found at the following address http://www.ilasic.org/misc/memorial.html), where Hans' 
friends, colleagues and admirers can post their memories of him. You are invited to 
submit anecdotes and reminiscences about Hans to the memorial page. It is hoped that, 
taken together, these stories will serve not only as a record of Hans' influence on 
linear algebra and its practitioners, but also as a tribute to ILAS's founding president.

Please use ilasic@uregina.ca for submitting your contribution.


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2014 October 28  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2018
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Richard Brualdi
SUBJECT: Hans Schneider
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I am very sad to have to tell you that Hans Schneider died this morning, October 28, 
2014, at the Agrace Hospice Care Center. He was 87 years old. As most of you know, Hans 
was diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus several months ago, and was fighting it ever 
since. He had been at home until a few days ago when he was moved to Agrace.

His obituary is attached.



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2014 October 28  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2017
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Yanni Zeng
SUBJECT: 39th SIAM Southeastern Atlantic Section Conference (SIAM-SEAS 2015)
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The 39th SIAM Southeastern Atlantic Section Conference (SIAM-SEAS 2015) will be hosted 
at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, on March 20-22, 2015, with a social event 
on March 20, and scientific programs on March 21-22. We expect that SIAM-SEAS 2015 
will continue to provide an inspiring and productive forum in applied mathematics to 
get acquainted with the most recent developments, to stimulate and exchange new ideas, 
and to formulate new challenging problems that will have an impact on diverse fields 
of applications. The conference will feature the following plenary speakers:

Yuefan Deng, Stony Brook University
Irena Lasiecka, University of Memphis
Tai-Ping Liu, Academia Sinica
James Nagy, Emory University

We invite scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and students (graduate and 
undergraduate) in all areas of applied mathematics, from the United States and from 
other countries, to participate. There will be limited funding for student travel 
support, and there will be three prizes for the best student presentations and posters.

There are three formats of participation:  Minisymposia, contributed talks and a 
poster session. The important deadlines are as follows:

  *   Submission of minisymposium proposals by minisymposium organizers is due by 
January 5th, 2015.
  *   Submission of abstracts for minisymposium talks, contributed talks and posters 
is due by February 23rd, 2015.

Hotel rooms with discounted rates are available for booking before deadlines set by 
several local hotels (various dates from February 26, 2015 to March 5, 2015).

Please refer to the conference website for more details:

http://people.cas.uab.edu/~cnavasca/siam-seas/<
http://people.cas.uab.edu/%7Ecnavasca/siam-seas/>


Information on SIAM-SEAS can be found from SIAM�s website, where you can access the 
conference website as well:

http://www.siam.org/sections/seas/ 


Looking forward to seeing you in Birmingham.


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2014 October 28  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2016
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Chen Greif
SUBJECT: 2016 Gene Golub SIAM Summer School (G2S3)
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SIAM is calling for Letters of Intent proposing topics and organizers for the 2016 
Gene Golub SIAM Summer School (G2S3).  Preference will be given to a computational 
linear algebra theme, but Letters of Intent in all areas of applied and computational 
mathematics will be considered.

It is expected that the program will run two weeks for 40 to 50 graduate students in 
2016.  SIAM will contribute up to $95,000 towards the running of the summer school.

Information about the G2S3 program, including the composition of the G2S3 committee, 
can be found atwww.siam.org/about/com_golub.php.

Information about the 2015 G2S3 can be found at www.siam.org/students/g2s3 and the 
archives of earlier G2S3s can be found athttp://www.siam.org/students/g2s3/archive.php.
 The deadline for Letters of Intent is January 31, 2015. For more information see 
www.siam.org/students/g2s3/summer_call.php 


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2014 October 01  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2015
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: James Nagy
SUBJECT: Householder Symposium 2017
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On behalf of the Householder Committee, I would like to post the following 
announcement on ILAS-NET:

The Householder Symposium XX on Numerical Linear Algebra will be held at The Inn at 
Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, USA, 18-23 June 2017.

http://www.math.vt.edu/HHXX 

This symposium is the twentieth in a series, previously called the Gatlinburg 
Symposia, and will be hosted by the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State 
University (VA Tech), in cooperation with the Society for Industrial and Applied 
Mathematics (SIAM) and the SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra.

The Symposium is very informal, with the intermingling of young and established 
researchers a priority. Participants are expected to attend the entire meeting. The 
sixteenth Householder Award for the best thesis in numerical linear algebra since 1 
January 2014 will be presented.

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

The application deadline will be some time in Fall 2016.

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


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2014 September 24  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2014
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Kevin N. Vander Meulen
SUBJECT: Send News and Articles for IMAGE Issue 53
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Deadline: October 1, 2014.

IMAGE seeks to publish all news of interest to the linear algebra community.

We are still seeking problem solutions, especially problem 52-5. New problems are 
always welcome. Also, if you have a a conference report, please send it in.

Send your items directly to the appropriate person:

  Problems and Solutions to  Bojan Kuzma (bojan.kuzma@upr.si)
  History of Linear Algebra to  Naomi Shaked-Monderer (nomi@tx.technion.ac.il)
  Book Reviews to  Douglas Farenick (Doug.Farenick@uregina.ca)
  Linear Algebra Education news to David Strong (David.Strong@pepperdine.edu)
  Announcements and Reports of Conferences, Workshops and Journals to Minerva 
    Catral (catralm@xavier.edu)
  Interviews of Senior Linear Algebraists to Carlos Fonseca (carlos@sci.kuniv.edu.kw)
  Advertisements to Amy Wehe (awehe@fitchburgstate.edu)
  Feature articles to Michael Cavers (mscavers@gmail.com)

All other news to Kevin N. Vander Meulen (kvanderm@redeemer.ca).  This includes:
   Honors and awards, funding opportunities, job openings.
   Brief references to articles appearing elsewhere, of interest to the linear 
     algebra community.
   Announcements of new books, software, websites.
   Transitions (new positions, obituaries).
   Letters to the Editor.
   Small items like clever proofs, historical tidbits, cartoons, etc.
   Suggestions for IMAGE

Deadline for submission is Oct. 1, 2014

IMAGE Issue 52 is scheduled to be published online Dec. 1, 2014.


Kevin N. Vander Meulen, Editor-in-Chief, IMAGE


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2014 September 15  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2013
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: September 30 - The Deadline for Proposals for ILAS Lectureships
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As part of ILAS's commitment to supporting activities in Linear Algebra, the Society 
maintains a program of ILAS Lectureships at non-ILAS conferences. This is a reminder 
that there is a deadline of 30 September 2014 for receipt of proposals for 
sponsorship of ILAS Lectures at non-ILAS meetings taking place in 2015. Further 
details on the guidelines for proposals can be found at the following link:

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

You may also find information on Hans Schneider ILAS Lecture Fund there. Please note 
that we will not be able to consider applications submitted after the deadline as it 
is important to rank all of the proposals in one go.


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2014 September 15  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2012
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: 2014 ILAS Elections
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The Nominating Committee for the 2014 ILAS elections has completed its work.

Nominated for a three year term, beginning March 1, 2015, as ILAS 
Secretary/Treasurer is:
-Leslie Hogben, USA

Nominated for the two open three-year terms, beginning March 1, 2015, as "at-large" 
members of the ILAS Board of Directors are:
-Geir Dahl, Norway
-Betrice Meini, Italy
-Simo Puntanen, Finland
-Henry Wolkowicz, Canada

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, Shaun Fallat, Shaun.Fallat@uregina.ca, by October 11, 2014.

Many thanks to the Nominating Committee:

Dario Bini
Shaun Fallat (chair)
Marko Huhtanen
Rachel Quinlan
Xingzhi Zhan

for their important service to ILAS.

Thanks also to the nominees for agreeing to stand for election.


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2014 September 04  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2011
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Bryan Shader
SUBJECT: Pending Changes to Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra (ELA)
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Dear ILAS members,

I am writing to inform you of some pending changes concerning the Electronic 
Journal of Linear Algebra (ELA).

As of September 8, ELA will completely move to a new platform and an new location: 
http://repository.uwyo.edu/ela .

Until then, both the existing site http://www.math.technion.ac.il/iic/ela will be 
in operation.  On September 8, visitors to the old site will be re-directed to the 
new one. 

This platform will have several advantages over the existing website, including

    a) Online submission and tracking of papers
    b) Enhanced discoverability of papers via inclusion in more digital 
repositories (such as EBSCO)
    c) The ability to be notified of ELA papers when they or posted, or papers 
posted on a given subject or by a given author.
    d) Better digital curation through assignment of a digital object identifier 
(doi) to each published paper.

This will allow entities like MathScinet and Web of Science to post an entry for an 
ELA paper immediately upon publication.

At this time, we won't be implementing the platform's online refereeing and 
editorial abilities.  Papers will be emailed to handling editors by the E-I-C and 
handle as before.

This move will necessitate some changes in the formatting and submission of ELA 
papers.  These are described below.

0.  Creating an account

    In order to submit and track papers and receive notifications of papers you 
need to create an account.

    At the bottom of the ELA homepage, click on My Account.
    On the new page that occurs, click on Sign up
    Complete and submit the form; required fields are email address, first and last 
name, and a password.
 
1.  Submissions

    All submissions will be online.  On the ELA homepage select the Submit Article 
link (on the left hand side) 
    You will be asked to log-in, and directed to the "Submission process" page
    Submission is a four stage process.

    Stage 1: Author Declaration and Consent to Publish form
       Read the instructions and press continue.

       You will be guided to the Author Declaration and Consent to Publish form.  
This outlines the agreement between the authors and 
       ELA should the paper be accepted for publication. Your submission cannot be 
made unless you accept the terms of the submission   
       agreement. This agreement has been carefully crafted to protect the rights 
and interests of all parties.

    Stage 2: Information about the corresponding author
       After selecting accept, you will be guided to a page that asked for 
information about the corresponding author
       (Required fields are First and Last Name, Institution).  After you have 
provided this info, press continue.

    Stage 3: Information about co-authors
       You will now be asked to provide information about co-authors.
       Press add author to add info about each co-author. When done press Continue.

    Stage 4: Information about your submission
       Enter your article title, a short article title (if appropriate), keywords, 
a text version of your abstract, and upload a PDF file of your article.

       You may provide text (e.g. requests for consideration in a special volume, 
etc) in a Cover Letter. 

       Select the "I acknowledge that I must attach my PDF abstract and any other 
supplemental ..." box.
       (This is an aspect of the system that we hope to eliminate soon.)

       Select Submit. 

       You will then be move to the Thank you for your submission page, and be sent 
an email acknowledging receipt of your submission.

2. Tracking submissions and submitting revisions

    Select the My Account link on the bottom of the ELA homepage.
    Under Submissions, the titles of all your ELA submissions and their status will 
appear.
    By clicking on a title, you will be taken to a page that allows you to submit a 
revision or withdraw a submission.

3. Paper preparation

    Because ELA papers will now be assigned digital object identifiers, there are 
some changes to the reference format.
  
    For each possible reference, the digital object identifier must be indicated, 
i.e. a typical reference will be
    
    A. Uthor, The Mathematics of the Obvious. Journal of Math, 39:653-692, 1997.
        Available at:  http://dx.doi.org/10.7768/1948-5123.112
 
    Authors of submitted papers must provide the DOIs.
    A free DOI lookup tool is available at:  http://www.crossref.org/guestquery/
    
4. Notifications

    By selecting Follow on the ELA webpage you can set up automatic notifications.
    By selecting Follow on a particular article's webpage you will receive and 
notification each time a paper from one of the authors is published in ELA.

    You can modify notifications by logging in, selecting Follow management, and 
then selecting a category (authors, journals, etc).

Currently, text versions of the abstracts do not appear.  This will be uploaded 
over the next few weeks.

Moving forward, we hope to use MathJax or something analogous to be able to display 
the abstracts in html.

Please be patient, as we work out some of the bugs with the new platform. If you 
identify something with the new platform that you'd like to see improved then 
please let us know.

As always, if you need to contact ELA, send an email to elamath@uwyo.edu.

Sincerely, 

Bryan L. Shader
Editor-in-chief
The Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra


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2014 August 03  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2010
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Pam Bye
SUBJECT: 4th IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimisation
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Fourth IMA Conference on
NUMERICAL LINEAR ALGEBRA AND OPTIMISATION
University of Birmingham, UK

3 � 5 September 2014

The IMA and the University of Birmingham are pleased to announce the Fourth 
Biennial IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimisation.  The meeting 
is co-sponsored by SIAM, whose members will receive the IMA members� registration 
rate.

Scope

The success of modern methods for large-scale optimisation 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 
optimisation 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.

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 optimisation.
  *   Large-scale nonlinear and semidefinite programming.
  *   Effect of round-off errors, stopping criteria, embedded iterative procedures.
  *   Optimisation issues for matrix polynomials
  *   Fast matrix computations.
  *   Compressed/sparse sensing
  *   PDE-constrained optimisation
  *   Applications and real time optimisation

Invited speakers
Michele Benzi (Emory University)
Iain Duff (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and CERFACS Toulouse) - SIAM UKIE Speaker
Michael Friedlander (University of British Columbia) � NAG Distinguished Lecturer
Andreas Grothey (University of Edinburgh)
Joerg Liesen (TU Berlin)
Yuri Nesterov (Universit� Catholique de Louvain)
Nancy Nichols (University of Reading)

Conference Fees

Early Bird Fees*:
IMA/SIAM Member:                        � 265.00
Non-IMA Member:                         � 370.00
IMA Student Member:                     � 140.00
Non IMA Student:                        � 150.00

Early Bird Fees* will be available until Monday 4 August 2014, after which the fees 
will be:

IMA/SIAM Member:                        � 285.00
Non-IMA Member:                         � 390.00
Non IMA Student:                        � 160.00
IMA Student Member:                     � 170.00

Conference fees include refreshments and lunches throughout the conference, venue 
facilities and a drinks reception on evening of 3 September.

*Early Bird Fees must be paid by Monday 4 August 2014 otherwise the higher price 
will be implemented.
Residential Fee - �70 (includes single en-suite B&B accommodation at Lucas House 
for the nights of 3 and 4 September 2014). Please contact the IMA directly with 
regards to additional nights.

To register for this event, please visit the conference webpage to download, 
complete and return the application form.

Organising committee
Michal Kocvara, University of Birmingham (co-chair)
Daniel Loghin, University of Birmingham (co-chair)
Jacek Gondzio, University of Edinburgh
Nick Gould, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Jennifer Scott, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Francoise Tisseur, University of Manchester

Conference venue
The conference will be hosted by the University of Birmingham. Talks will take 
place in the School of Mathematics. Single en suite bed and breakfast accommodation 
will be available at the nearby Lucas House.

Instructions for authors

The deadline for abstract submissions has passed. A book of abstracts will be made 
available to delegates at the conference.

For further information or to register your interest, please visit the conference 
webpage:

http://www.ima.org.uk/conferences/conferences_calendar/4th_ima_conference_on_numerical_linear_algebra_and_optimisation.cfm 

or contact Lizzi Lake, Conference Officer, E-mail: 
conferences@ima.org.uk, Tel: +44 (0) 1702 354 020, 
Fax: +44 (0) 1702 354 111, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Catherine 
Richards House, 16 Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EF, UK.

In cooperation with the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and 
SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra

Pamela Bye
Conference Support Officer
Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
Tel: 01702 354020

Charity Registration number 1017777


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2014 July 29  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2009
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: 2014 ILAS Business Meeting
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You are hereby invited to attend the

                2014 ILAS BUSINESS MEETING


               Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 16:00
               International Hall, 2B, 9B217, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul 

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 (Sang-Gu Lee)
ii) Institutional Membership Committee (Steve Butler)
iii) Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra (Bryan Shader) 
iv) IMAGE (Kevin Vander Meulen)
F. Transaction of Other Business. 
i) Future ILAS meetings
ii) Any other business
G. Adjournment.

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Below are the minutes of the 2013 Business Meeting
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Minutes of the ILAS Board meeting held on June 6, 2013 at 3:30 in the Grand 
Ballroom, Crowne-Plaza Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island.
 
President Kirkland called the meeting to order at 3:30 p.m.

About 35 ILAS members were in attendance.

A. Reading of notice of meeting.
    Done by President Kirkland.

B. Reading of the minutes from the previous meeting.

   Minutes of the previous Business Meeting at Braunschweig August 22-26, 2011 were 
previously circulated on ILAS net. The members in attendance had no questions, 
and the minutes were approved.

C. Report of President and Vice-President

   Upon consent of those present, and following tradition, the reports of the 
President and Vice-President were combined into a single report.

   The report of president and vice president was briefly discussed, and was based 
upon the written report appearing in issue 50 of IMAGE. In particular, the 
following items were mentioned.

    Avi Berman and Volker Mehrmann were elected to the Board of Directors, and 
Bryan Shader was elected VP, and began their terms March 1, 2013. Thanks were 
expressed to the Nominating committee- Roger Horn, Naomi Shaked-Monderer,     
Helena Smigoc (chair), Pauline van den Driessche, and Xiao-Dong Zhang.  It was 
noted that electronic voting ran smoothly. President Kirkland expressed his 
thanks to outgoing board members Christian Mehl, T.Y. Tam, and VP Chi-Kwong Li.

    A September 30, 2013 deadline for requests for ILAS Lecturers and ILAS 
endorsements of meetings was announced.

    Upcoming changes to ILAS-net and IIC were mentioned. In particular, ILAS will 
soon have its own domain name:  ilasic.org  and it is 
anticipated that by Fall 2013 all IIC functions will move to this domain name.  
Members were reminded that in the meantime the only updated ILAS website is the 
one hosted in Regina.

D. Report of Secretary/Treasurer.

   ILAS is in good financial state. Last year there was roughly $12K in income and 
$8K in expenses. Some expenses for the Rhode Island conference have not yet 
appeared in the balance sheets. In response to a query for the audience, it was 
noted that ILAS provided about $5K  for student support to the conference.

   Based on discussions with the Board of Directors, ILAS will begin providing some 
financial support for administration of ELA.

E. Reports of Committees.

i. Education Committee (Steve Leon)

The committee continues to organize linear algebra sessions at conferences; e.g. 
ILAS, AMS Joint Math meetings, and SIAM. Avi Berman and Sang-gu Lee organized a 
successful meeting in June 2012 at the International Congress of Mathematics 
Education in Seoul.

Steve Leon's role as contributing editor for IMAGE will be taken over by David 
Strong.

Sang-gu Lee and Jason Grout are joining forces to oversee the ILAS Education website

ii. Institutional Membership Committee (Hugo Woerdemann)

The committee is brainstorming ways to foster additional partnerships. They have 
been active with approaching publishers at meetings, but noted most successful 
partnerships stem from leverage personal contacts suggested by ILAS members. A 
broader geographic distribution of institutional members is desired; and contacts 
with publishers outside the North America and Europe are needed.

ILAS offers publishers and companies visibility through a sponsored talk, 
minisymposium, or reception. The committee is also trying to leverage access to 
ILAS' strong graduate students to encourage companies to contribute funds for 
graduate students, e.g. for the Rhode Island meeting, Elsevier provide funds to 
support five students to present.

The committee is also working on ways to bring Linear Algebra more to the 
foreground, including encouraging  special sessions at national meetings, and the 
pursuit of Linear Algebra themed workshops at institutes such as AIM, BIRS and MSRI.

iii. ELA (Bryan Shader)

An update on ELA and its plans to move ELA-hosting to Digital Commons was 
presented.  Digital Commons provides institutional repositories for hundreds of 
university libraries, and offers a professional-grade editorial management system, 
and fully supported and hosted repository software and hardware.  The transition to 
Digital Commons will occur over the next few months.

iv. Report on IMAGE (Kevin Vander Meulen)

IMAGE reached a milestone with the publication of its 50th issue in Spring 2013. 
Jane Day was recognized for many years of contributions to IMAGE.  Doug Farenick is 
taking over for Oskar Baksalary as the editor handling book reviews.  David Strong 
will replace Steve Leon.  Oskar and Steve have served IMAGE for 12 and 23 years 
respectively. IMAGE appreciates contributions to its Problem Corner (overseen by 
Bojan Kuzma), and suggestions for its Interviews (Carlos Fonseca), and its History 
of Linear Algebra (Peter Semrl) sections.

The next deadline for news items for the fall issue is October 2. Kevin thanked the 
Editorial Board for their contributions and efforts.

G. Transaction of other business

i) Future ILAS meetings

The 19th ILAS conference will be held August 6-9, 2014 in Suwon, South Korea. This 
is one week before the International Congress of Mathematics meeting in Seoul.  The 
ILAS conference is an official satellite meeting of the ICM.  Organization of the 
meeting is proceeding well and being led by Suk-geun Hwang. Beyond 2014, as there 
is a SIAG-LA meeting in 2015, there will be no ILAS meeting in 2015.  An 
outstanding proposal has been accepted by the Board and another proposal is 
expected. The Board will discuss these proposals for ILAS 2016 and 2017 meetings.

Contingent upon acceptance of both proposals, the next open slot for an ILAS 
meeting is 2019. Anyone interested in exploring hosting an ILAS meeting should 
contact President Kirkland or a member of the ILAS Board, and be aware that  ILAS 
provides lots of support and expertise to help organizers.

ii) Other business

President Kirkland noted that the terms of  David Watkins and Francoise Tisseur on 
the ILAS Board of Directors will end in February 2014 and thanked them for their 
contributions.

Jim Weaver provide an update ILAS archival: all ILAS documents, IMAGE and ELA 
issues are now being archived in UT-Austin's Archives of American Mathematics.

H. Adjournment

President Kirkland adjourned the meeting at 4:30 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,
Bryan L. Shader, Vice President


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2014 June 16  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2008
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM:Carlos Fonseca
SUBJECT: Special Matrices
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Dear colleagues,

The journal Special Matrices has adopted an online submission system. All
submissions should now go through this process using the website

http://www.editorialmanager.com/spma/ 

The latest papers accepted for publication in Special Matrices are:

Inverses and eigenvalues of diamond alternating sign matrices,
by M. Catral, M. Lin, D.D. Olesky, P. van den Driessche (to be available
soon)

A formula for all minors of the adjacency matrix and an application,
by R.B. Bapat, A. K. Lal, S. Pati

Bilinear characterizations of companion matrices,
by M. Lin, H.K. Wimmer

http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/spma.2014.2.issue-1/issue-files/spma.2014.2.issue-1.xml 

Special Matrices is devoted to structured matrices.

Best regards,
Carlos Fonseca
Editor
Special Matrices


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2014 June 10  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2007
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Kevin Vander Meulen
SUBJECT: IMAGE 52 update
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Dear ILAS members

The latest version of IMAGE 52 has been re-posted online.

The previous version posted was missing a last revision on the Education Article.

My sincere apologies to all, especially to authors Liz Bouzarth and Tim Chartier, 
as well as education editor, David Strong.

Kevin Vander Meulen
Editor-in-Chief,
IMAGE, the Bulletin of ILAS


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2014 June 03  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2006
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: William Trench
SUBJECT: Free Textbooks by William F. Trench
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Free Elementary Differential Equations and Real Analysis Textbooks 
by William F. Trench

The following items can be downloaded free of charge from 
Digital.Commons@Trinity:

1. ELEMENTARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
http://digitalcommons.trinity.edu/mono/8/,
previously published by Brooks/Cole Thomson Learning, 2000,

2. ELEMENTARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS WITH BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS,
http://digitalcommons.trinity.edu/mono/9/,
previously published by Brooks/Cole Thomson Learning, 2000,

3. STUDENT SOLUTIONS MANUAL FOR ELEMENTARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS AND
ELEMENTARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS WITH BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS
http://digitalcommons.trinity.edu/mono/10/ 
previously published by Brooks/Cole Thomson Learning, 2000.

4. INTRODUCTION TO REAL ANALYSIS
http://digitalcommons.trinity.edu/mono/7/,
previously published by Pearson Education, 2003,

5. FUNCTIONS DEFINED BY IMPROPER INTEGRALS
http://digitalcommons.trinity.edu/mono/7/,
previously published by Harper & Row, 1978,

6. THE METHOD OF LAGRANGE MULTIPLIERS,
http://digitalcommons.trinity.edu/mono/7/ 
previously published by Harper & Row, 1978.

These items have all been judged to meet the evaluation criteria set by the 
Editorial Board of the American Institute of Mathematics in connection with the 
Institute's Open Textbook Initiative 
http://www.aimath.org/textbooks.

They may be copied, modified, redistributed, translated, and built upon  
subject to the  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 
Unported License 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/deed.en_G.

For further information, see

Digital Commons Network / Mathematics Commons
http://network.bepress.com/physical-sciences-and-mathematics/mathematics/.


The LaTeX source code and graphics files for Items 1-3 are in a zipfile posted 
on 
http://digitalcommons.trinity.edu/mono/8/.

The LaTeX source code and graphics files for items 3-6 are in a zipfile posted on
http://digitalcommons.trinity.edu/mono/7/.

Instructor's solutions manuals are available on request to wtrench@trinity.edu, 
subject to verification of faculty status. They are not licensed under Creative 
Commons and may  not be reproduced, modified, or circulated without my written 
permission.

Please forward this message to colleagues, friends, and students who may be 
interested.

William F. Trench
Andrew G. Cowles Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Mathematics Department
Trinity University
wtrench@trinity.edu 
http://ramanujan.math.trinity.edu/wtrench/index.shtml 
San Antonio, Texas, USA


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2014 May 30  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2005
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Kevin Vander Meulen
SUBJECT: IMAGE 52 Can Now Be Read Online
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Issue 52 of IMAGE, the bulletin of ILAS, can now be obtained online at
http://www.ilasic.org/IMAGE/ 

Issue 52 includes an article on the history of linear algebra in Ireland, an 
interview of Ludwig Elsner, an education article on ranking teams, another 
article on the ranking of teams with an unequal number of matches, interesting 
problem solutions, new problems to try, and more... 

Enjoy!


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2014 May 27  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2004
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Richard Brualdi
SUBJECT: Alan Hoffman's 90th Birthday
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On Friday, May 30, Alan Hoffman will be 90 years old. Alan, who was the 
first editor-in-chief of "Linear Algebra and its Applications" was born on 
May 30, 1924. He is an IBM fellow emeritus and was elected to the National 
Academy of Sciences in 1982. Alan has made many celebrated contributions 
to linear algebra, combinatorial optimization, and graph theory. Happy 
Birthday, Alan.


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2014 May 07  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2003
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: ILAS Lectures at Non-ILAS Meetings for 2015
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As part of ILAS's commitment to supporting activities in Linear Algebra, the 
Society maintains a program of ILAS Lectureships at non-ILAS conferences. This 
is a reminder that there is a deadline of 30 September 2014 for receipt of 
proposals for sponsorship of ILAS Lectures at non-ILAS meetings taking place in 
2015. Further details on the guidelines for proposals can be found at the 
following link:

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

You may also find information on Hans Schneider ILAS Lecture Fund there. Please 
note that we will not be able to consider applications submitted after the 
deadline as it is important to rank all of the proposals in one go. 


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2013 April 28  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2002
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Richard Brualdi
SUBJECT: Hans and Miriam Schneider
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On Saturday, May 3 there will be a small gathering of friends and family
of Hans and Miriam Schneider, at their home, to celebrate their life
together. As many of you know, Hans has been having a difficult year with
a diagnosis of and treatment for esophageal cancer. He recently spent 10
days in hospital. He is in reasonably good spirits, and still thinking
about linear algebra and matrix theory!

If anyone would like to send greetings to Hans and Miriam, please send
them to me and I will collect them and present them to Hans and Miriam at
the gathering.

Richard Brualdi (brualdi@math.wisc.edu)


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2014 April 01  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2001
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Kevin VanderMeulen
SUBJECT: Graph Theory, Matrix Theory and Interactions Conference
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Conference Announcement:

Graph Theory, Matrix Theory and Interactions.
A conference to celebrate the scholarship of David A. Gregory
to be held at

Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada
June 20-21,2014

The program includes the following speakers:

- The Hans Schneider ILAS Lecturer: Shaun Fallat (University of Regina)

- Richard Brualdi (University of Wisconsin)
- Sebastian Cioaba (University of Delaware)
- Randall Elzinga (Royal Military College)
- Christ Godsil (University of Waterloo)
- Willem Haemers (Tilburg University)
- Steve Kirkland (University of Manitoba)
- Ram Murty (Queen's University)
- Naomi Shaked-Monderer (The Max Stern Yezreel Valley College)
- Claude Tardif (Royal Military College)
- Edwin van Dam (Tilburg University)
- Kevin Vander Meulen (Redeemer University College)
- David Wehlau (Queen's University)

Researchers representing any aspect of David Gregory's 
mathematical scholarship are encouraged to attend
and propose a presentation.

Deadline to apply for student support: April 15, 2014.
Deadline to propose a contributed talk: May 20, 2014.

Conference Website and Registration:
http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/13-14/interactions/index.html 

Organizing Committee
- Sebastian Cioaba (University of Deleware)
- Ram Murty (Queen's University)
- Bryan Shader (University of Wyoming)
- Claude Tardif (Royal Military College)
- Kevin Vander Meulen (Redeemer University College)
- David Wehlau (Queen's University)

The Organizing Committee gratefully acknowledges support
from the Fields Insitute for Research in Mathematical Sciences,
the International Linear Algebra Society, and the Department
of Mathematics and Statistics at Queen's University.


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2014 March 31  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2000
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: 2014 SIAM Fellows
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The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has recently announced its 2014 SIAM 
Fellows, and among those named are Professors Valeria Simoncini from Universita di Bologna and 
Zdenek Strakos from Charles University in Prague.

Both long-time ILAS members were recognized for substantial contributions to Numerical Linear 
Algebra. On behalf of ILAS, I extend congratulations to Valeria and Zdenek for this well-deserved 
honour.


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2014 March 30  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 1999
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Tin-Yau Tam
SUBJECT: Alabama Journal of Mathematics
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Tin-Yau Tam of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of Auburn University 
http://www.auburn.edu/~tamtiny has recently taken up the position of the 
Editor-in-Chief of the Alabama Journal of Mathematics http://ajmonline.org/ 

The Alabama Journal of Mathematics is an online and open access journal. It is 
published under the auspices of the Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics 
(ACTM) and the Alabama Association of College Teachers of Mathematics (AACTM).

The Alabama Journal of Mathematics is designed to meet a number of needs of the 
mathematics community in the State of Alabama. Specifically, the intent of the 
Journal is to knit together the various components of this mathematical 
community. As such, the journal includes research articles in mathematics and 
mathematics education appropriate for a general audience and activities and 
problems for K-16 mathematics teachers.

The journal has multiple sections in each volume including mathematics research, 
mathematics education research, and classroom activities.

Submissions to the journal are welcome. See http://ajmonline.org/authors.php for 
submission instruction.


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2014 March 18  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 1998
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Shaun Fallat
SUBJECT: Western Canada Linear Algebra Meeting
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Final Announcement

Western Canada Linear Algebra Meeting

University of Regina, Regina
May 10-11, 2014

The Western Canada Linear Algebra Meeting (WCLAM) provides an opportunity for 
mathematicians in western Canada working in linear algebra and related fields to 
meet present accounts of their recent research, and to have informal discussions. 
While the meeting has a regional base, it also attracts people from outside the 
geographical area. Participation is open to anyone who is interested in attending or 
speaking at the meeting. 

The WCLAM '14 will be held at the University of Regina in Regina on May 10-11 and 
the program will include the following four featured speakers:

� Joel Friedman, University of British Columbia 
� Roger Horn, University of Utah 
� Mitja Mastnak, Saint Mary's University 
� Maya Mincheva, Northern Illinois University (ILAS Lecturer) 
________________________________________


Contributed Lectures/Posters:

Participants who wish to present a 25-minute lecture or a poster should send a 
title/abstract to: 

western.canada.linear.algebra.meeting@uregina.ca 

Deadline for Abstract submission: 15 April 2014. 

To register, email western.canada.linear.algebra.meeting@uregina.ca and include the 
following information: 

� Your name and institution. 
� Your position (faculty member, postdoctoral researcher, graduate student, 
undergraduate student). 
� Whether you will or will not attend the banquet (evening of May 10). (There will 
be an extra charge for the banquet. Please indicate if you are bringing a guest.) 
� Whether you plan to give a talk or present a poster. (Your title/abstract can be 
submitted with the registration or separately.) 

Registration Fee: $30 (Canadian), payable by cash or cheque (made out to the 
University of Regina) at the meeting. 

Please register by 30 April 2014. 

Further information about Regina, the University and accommodation while attending 
WCLAM 2014 can be found at the conference website:

http://uregina.ca/~abstsubm/index.html

________________________________________

WCLAM Organising Committee 

� Shaun Fallat (Regina) 
� Hadi Kharaghani (Lethbridge) 
� Steve Kirkland (Manitoba) 
� Peter Lancaster (Calgary) 
� Michael Tsatsomeros (Washington State) 
� Pauline van den Driessche (Victoria) 

Local Organising Committee 

� Shaun Fallat (Regina) 
� Douglas Farenick (Regina) 

The WCLAM Organising Committee gratefully acknowledges the generous support for this 
meeting provided by The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, the 
International Linear Algebra Society, the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, 
the Faculty of Science, and the President�s Office at the University of Regina. 


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2014 March 18  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 1997
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Suk-Geun Hwang
SUBJECT: ILAS 2014 Accommodation Support for Grad Students & Post Docs
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Accommodation Support for Graduate Students and Post Doctors

The LOC of ILAS 2014 conference will provide some free shared accommodation at the 
International House of Sungkyunkwan University for graduate students and post doctors 
who give talks at the conference.  Each room will be shared by two persons and is 
available for a maximum of 5 nights starting August 5 (Tuesday), 2014. 

The number of rooms reserved may or may not be sufficient bacause we do not have 
exact statistics yet. 

The decision will be made by first come first served basis in case that the number of 
applicants exceeds the availability.

Those who are interested in this offer are asked to apply a room reservation by 
sending e-mail to Prof. Gi-Sang Cheon(gscheon@skku.edu), one of the LOC members. 

Each applicant has to provide the following informations with his/her application:

1. full name
2. e-mail address
2. nationality
3. gender
4. status(student /post doc)
5. supervisor's name and affiliation
7. title of talk at the conference
8. a copy of uploaded abstract
9. check-in and check-out dates. 

The application has to be received by the date Apr. 15, 2014. 

You can also find this information in the official webpage http://www.ilas2014.org/ 
of ILAS 2014.


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2014 March 17  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 1996
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Suk-Geun Hwang
SUBJECT: ILAS 2014 Announcement
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Deadlines of some important actions for ILAS 2014 have been extended as follows:

1. The Early bird Registration:  April 30, 2014.
2. Registration:  May 31, 2014.
3. The abstract submission:  April 15, 2014. If you have not submitted yours yet or want to 
modify an existing submission, please use this opportunity to share your research with 
participants of ILAS 2014.

You can find these changes in the official webpage http://www.ilas2014.org/ of ILAS 2014.

 

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2014 March 12  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 1995
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Valeria Simoncini
SUBJECT: Summer School June, 2015
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First Announcement.

During the week of 21-26 June 2015, the C.I.M.E. Foundation will organize the 
following Summer School at the Hotel S. Michele in Cetraro (Calabria, Italy, 
http://www.sanmichele.it): 

"Exploiting Hidden Structure in Matrix Computations. 
Algorithms and Applications"

with the following lecturers:

Michele Benzi (Emory University, USA)
Dario Bini (Universita' di Pisa, Italy)
Daniel Kressner (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland)
Hans Munthe-Kaas (University of Bergen, Norway)
Charles Van Loan (Cornell University, USA)

More information will be available in the next few months.

The Directors of the school

Michele Benzi and Valeria Simoncini


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2014 March 11  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 1994
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Ilse Ipsen
SUBJECT: Graduate Student Modeling Workshop (IMSM 2014), July 2014
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The 19th Industrial Mathematical & Statistical Modeling (IMSM) Workshop for 
Graduate Students will take place at North Carolina State University, 14-22 July 
2014.  The workshop is sponsored by the Statistical and Applied Mathematical 
Science Institute (SAMSI) together with the Center for Research in Scientific 
Computation (CRSC) and the Department of Mathematics at North Carolina State 
University.

The IMSM workshop exposes graduate students in mathematics, engineering, and 
statistics to exciting real-world problems from industry and government. The 
workshop will provide students with experience in a research team environment and 
exposure to possible career opportunities.  Local expenses and travel expenses 
will be covered for students at US institutions.

The application deadline is 15 April 2014. Information is available at 
http://www.samsi.info/IMSM14 and questions can be directed to grad@samsi.info 

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


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2014 March 11  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 1993
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Kevin Vander Meulen
SUBJECT: Send News and Articles for IMAGE Issue 52
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Deadline: April 2, 2014.

IMAGE seeks to publish all news of interest to the linear algebra community. 
Send your items directly to the appropriate person:

  Problems and Solutions to  Bojan Kuzma (bojan.kuzma@upr.si)
  History of Linear Algebra to  Naomi Shaked-Monderer (nomi@tx.technion.ac.il)
  Book Reviews to  Douglas Farenick (Doug.Farenick@uregina.ca)
  Linear Algebra Education news to David Strong (David.Strong@pepperdine.edu)
  Announcements and Reports of Conferences,
    Workshops and Journals to Minerva Catral (catralm@xavier.edu)
  Interviews of Senior Linear Algebraists to Carlos Fonseca (cmf@mat.uc.pt)
  Advertisements to Amy Wehe (awehe@fitchburgstate.edu)
  Feature articles to Michael Cavers (mscavers@gmail.com)

All other news to Kevin N. Vander Meulen (kvanderm@redeemer.ca). 

Deadline for submission is April 2, 2014

IMAGE Issue 52 is scheduled to be published online June 1, 2014.


Kevin N. Vander Meulen, Editor-in-Chief, IMAGE


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2014 March 10  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 1992
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: ILAS Board of Directors Update
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My three-year term as ILAS President begun on March 1. I had been previously 
elected to the Board of Directors for the period 2012-2015. This position on the 
Board has been empty since March 1 and now Eugene Tyrtyshnikov has been appointed 
to the Board for the period March 1, 2014 - February 28, 2015.



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2014 March 04  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 1991
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Pam Bye
SUBJECT: 4th IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimisation
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Fourth IMA Conference on
NUMERICAL LINEAR ALGEBRA AND OPTIMISATION
University of Birmingham, UK

3 - 5 September 2014

The IMA and the University of Birmingham are pleased to announce the Fourth 
Biennial IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimisation.  The 
meeting is co-sponsored by SIAM, whose members will receive the IMA members' 
registration rate.
Scope

The success of modern methods for large-scale optimisation 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 optimisation 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.

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 optimisation.
  *   Large-scale nonlinear and semidefinite programming.
  *   Effect of round-off errors, stopping criteria, embedded iterative procedures.
  *   Optimisation issues for matrix polynomials
  *   Fast matrix computations.
  *   Compressed/sparse sensing
  *   PDE-constrained optimisation
  *   Applications and real time optimisation

Invited speakers
Michele Benzi (Emory University)
Iain Duff (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and CERFACS Toulouse) - SIAM UKIE Speaker
Michael Friedlander (University of British Columbia)
Andreas Grothey (University of Edinburgh)
Joerg Liesen (TU Berlin)
Yuri Nesterov (Universit� Catholique de Louvain)
Nancy Nichols (University of Reading)

Organising committee
Michal Kocvara, University of Birmingham (co-chair)
Daniel Loghin, University of Birmingham (co-chair)
Jacek Gondzio, University of Edinburgh
Nick Gould, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Jennifer Scott, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Francoise Tisseur, University of Manchester

Conference venue
The conference will be hosted by the University of Birmingham. Talks will take 
place in the School of Mathematics. Single en suite bed and breakfast 
accommodation will be available at the nearby Lucas House.

Instructions for authors

Mini-symposium proposals and contributed talks are invited on all aspects of 
numerical linear algebra and optimisation. Mini-symposium proposals should be 
submitted to conferences@ima.org.uk by 31 March 2014. Organisers will be 
advised of acceptance by 10 April 2014. Contributed talks and mini-symposia 
talks will be accepted on the basis of a one page extended abstract which 
should be submitted by 30 April 2014 by e-mail to conferences@ima.org.uk. 
Authors will be advised of acceptance by 30 May 2014. A book of abstracts will 
be made available to delegates at the conference.

For further information or to register your interest, please visit the 
conference webpage:

http://www.ima.org.uk/conferences/conferences_calendar/4th_ima_conference_on_numerical_linear_algebra_and_optimisation.cfm 

or contact Lizzi Lake, Conference Officer, 
E-mail: conferences@ima.org.uk,
Tel: +44 (0) 1702 354 020, 
Fax: +44 (0) 1702 354 111, 
Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, 
Catherine Richards House, 
16 Nelson Street, 
Southend-on-Sea, 
Essex, SS1 1EF, UK.

SIAM in cooperation with the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics 
(SIAM) and SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra



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2014 February 28  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 1990
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Stephen Kirkland
SUBJECT: Message from the Outgoing ILAS President
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Today marks the end of my second term as ILAS President. It has been an honour 
to serve ILAS over the past six years, and during that time I have been 
supported by the many dedicated ILAS members with whom I have worked. It is 
inspiring indeed to see so many members volunteer their time and energy to 
strengthen ILAS and to advance linear algebra.

Linear algebra is a thriving discipline, and it's part of ILAS's mission to keep 
it so. As my successor Peter Semrl begins his term as President, I am confident 
in the knowledge that ILAS is in good hands, and I look forward to seeing the 
Society flourish under Peter's leadership.


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2014 February 28  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 1989
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Sakunta Pati
SUBJECT: ICLAA-2014 in Honor of Professor Ravindra B. Bapat on His 60th Birthday
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International Conference on Linear Algebra & its Applications(ICLAA-2014)

Department of Statistics 
Manipal University, Manipal
6th Floor, Health Science Library Building
Manipal, 574104, Karnataka, INDIA.

December 18-20, 2014

The theme of conference shall focus on (i) Matrix Methods in Statistics, (ii) 
Combinatorial Matrix Theory and (iii) Classical Matrix Theory covering 
different aspects of Linear Algebra. The topic 'Matrix Methods in Statistics' 
is a branch of mathematics containing a variety of challenging problems in 
linear statistical models and statistical inference having applications in 
various branches of applied statistics such as natural sciences, medicine, 
economics, electrical engineering, Markov chains, digital signal processing, 
pattern recognition and neural networks to name a few. Advances in 
combinatorial matrix theory were motivated by a wide range of subjects such as 
Networks, Chemistry, Genetics, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, and 
Information Technology etc. The area of classical matrix theory and 
combinatorial matrix theory interact with each other, which is evident from 
the interplay between graphs and matrices.  The generalized inverses of 
matrices such as the incidence matrix and Laplacian matrix are mathematically 
interesting and have great practical significance. 

This conference is in sequence to the conference 'CMTGIM 2012' held in Manipal 
during January, 2012. The conference shall provide a platform for leading 
mathematicians, statisticians, and applied mathematicians working around the 
globe in the theme area to discuss several research issues on the topic and to 
introduce new innovations. The main goal of the conference is to bring 
experts, researchers, and students together and those to present recent 
developments in this dynamic and important field. The conference also aims to 
stimulate research and support the interaction between the scientists by 
creating an environment for participants to exchange ideas and to initiate 
collaborations or professional partnerships.

A day in honor of R.B. Bapat: The theme of conference is same as the research 
interest of eminent scientist 'Prof. Ravindra B. Bapat' of Indian Statistical 
Institute, Delhi. The conference will also provide a platform to all his 
contemporaries to come together to serve the objectives of the conference on 
the occasion of Prof. Bapat�s 60th birthday and the conference provides an 
opportunity to the young scholars around the nation, who will be the asset to 
the future generation, to join the team of eminent scientists. 

Committees for ICLAA - 2014

Chief Patrons:
M. Ramdas Pai (Chancellor, Manipal University)
H.S. Ballal (Pro-Chancellor, Manipal University)

Patrons: 
K. Ramnarayan (Vice Chancellor, Manipal University)
H. Vinod Bhat (Pro-Vice Chancellor, Manipal University)
G.K. Prabhu (Registrar, Manipal University)

Advisory Committee:
R. Balakrishnan, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli 
N. Eagambaram, Former DDG, CSO, MOSPI
T.E.S. Raghavan, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago
Sharad S. Sane, Department of Mathematics, IIT Bombay, Mumbai
V.S. Sunder, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
N. Sreekumaran Nair, Professor & Head, Department of Statistics, Manipal University

Scientific Advisory Committee:
Rajendra Bhatia, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi	
Steve Kirkland, University of Manitoba, Canada 
K. Manjunatha Prasad, Manipal University-	Convener
Simo Puntanen, University of Tampere, Finland

National Organizing Committee:
Parameshwara Bhat, Department of Mathematics, Mangalore University
Sam Johnson, National Institute of Technology, Karnataka
Arbind K Lal, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
V. Parameswaran, DDG, NSSO-MOSPI, Pune
Sukanta Pati, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
Sivaramakrishnan Sivasubramanian, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Local Organizing Committee:
H. Vinod Bhat, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Manipal University � Chairman
N. Sreekumaran Nair, Professor & Head, Department of Statistics, Manipal University
K. Manjunatha Prasad, Department of Statistics, Manipal University -	Organizing Secretary
Sreemathi Mayya, Department of Statistics, Manipal University, Manipal
C. Ramesha, Department of Mathematics, MIT, Manipal
G. Sudhakara, Department of Mathematics, MIT, Manipal
Badri Narayanan, Director, Purchase & General Services, Manipal University, Manipal
Jagadish Nayak, Director, Finance, Manipal University, Manipal
Alexander Chandy, Director, PR & Media Communications, Manipal University, Manipal

Last date for submission of application for registration:
31st October, 2014

All the participants are encouraged to submit the articles for oral/poster presentations. 
Last date for submission of abstract 
30th September 2014

Registration Fee:
Indian academic/ industrial delegate: INR 3000/- per delegates
Indian Student delegate: INR 1500/- per delegate
International delegate: $ 350 / � 275 per delegate

The registration fee mentioned above includes conference kit, lunch, tea and a 
decent accommodation at guest house/shared flats/hostel/FIVV. Delegates 
seeking registration under student category should produce a letter of 
recommendation from HOD at their parent institution or an ID proof at the time 
of registration. Students from nearby institutions not seeking accommodation 
may register for the programme under the following category.
Student delegate (without accommodation): INR 1000/-

How to apply:
Delegates may apply for registration by submitting the application through online:

http://conference.manipal.edu/ICLAA2014/

or by sending necessary details to the following address in the prescribed 
format along with crossed DD for the prescribed amount drawn in favor of 
�Manipal University conference/workshop� payable at Manipal or Udupi.

Organizing Secretary
ICLAA - 2014
Department of Statistics
Level VI, Health Science Library Building
Manipal University, Manipal
Karnataka, 574 104 INDIA.

Accommodation: Participants who like to have their own arrangement for 
accommodation may find hotel rooms with tariffs ranges from INR 400/- to INR 
6,500/- per day. Basic information may be obtained from the organizers to 
contact the hotels directly for accommodation. 

About Manipal University & Department of Statistics

Manipal University has been imparting world class education for over 60 years 
and students from over 50 countries study here. University is situated at the 
rocky yet lush green hinterland of Malabar Coast. It is home to one of the 
best libraries and also to one of the finest anatomy museums in the world and 
what more; it has fully equipped campuses, research center of national repute, 
and above all a perfect harmony with nature. For more details, visit: 

http://www.manipal.edu/

The Department of Statistics was established in August 1, 2006 and offers 
courses in M.Sc. Biostatistics (4 semesters), Certificate course in 
Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Methodology (6 months), and Doctoral 
Programs. The department also conducts a continuing executive education 
programme for Biostatisticians working with industry. The department has state 
of the art computational facility equipped with SPSS, STATA and SAS. For more 
details visit the webpage:

http://www.manipal.edu/institutions/universitydepartments/statistics/pages/welcome.aspx


How to Reach Manipal?
Manipal is well connected with every major city of Karnataka and neighboring 
states. Nearest Railway Station: Udupi railway station is located just about 4 
kilometers from Manipal city and well connected with all major cities of 
India. Nearest Airport: Mangalore airport is about 60 kilometer by road from 
Manipal and it is an international airport well connected with Mumbai and 
Bengaluru.

Weather at Manipal in December:
Winter at Manipal is quite pleasant and the temperature will be in the range 
of 20 deg F � 35 deg F (min-max).

For more details, kindly contact:
Dr. K. Manjunatha Prasad				Dr. N. Sreekumaran Nair
Organizing Secretary, ICLAA 2014		Professor & Head 
Ph: +91 9980100886						Ph: +91 87228 47480
Email: km.prasad@manipal.edu 			Email: sree.nair@manipal.edu 

Department of Statistics
Manipal University, Manipal
Phone: 0820 � 2922407; 
Email: iclaa2014@manipal.edu ; stats.mahe@manipal.edu 


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2014 February 24  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 1988
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Stephen Kirkland
SUBJECT: Hans Schneider ILAS Lecture Fund
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We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Hans Schneider ILAS Lecture Fund, which 
is supported by a generous donation from ILAS's founding President, Hans Schneider. The Fund 
supports one speaker per year to give a lecture on linear algebra (and possibly its 
applications to or connections with a related discipline) at a non-ILAS meeting. The Hans 
Schneider ILAS Lecture is expected to be one of ILAS's signature programmes, and 
consequently, the Lecture will be given by a researcher with strong expository skills whose 
work represents linear algebra at its highest level.

The Hans Schneider ILAS Lecture will enhance ILAS's existing programme of support for ILAS 
lectures at non-ILAS meetings. Each year, the ILAS Board of Directors will evaluate proposals 
for ILAS Lectures at non-ILAS meetings. The top ranked proposal will be identified as the 
Hans Schneider ILAS Lecture, and the lecturer so designated will be funded at an increased 
level. Additional contributions to the Hans Schneider ILAS Lecture Fund are most welcome; the 
ILAS membership renewal and donation form will be updated to include the Fund.

We take this opportunity to thanks Hans for his unwavering support of Linear Algebra in 
general, and of ILAS in particular.

Leslie Hogben, Steve Kirkland and Bryan Shader,
ILAS Executive


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2014 February 11  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 1987
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Zhong-Zhi Bai
SUBJECT: Fifth International Conference on Numerical Algebra and Scientific Computing
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The Fifth International Conference on 
Numerical Algebra and Scientific Computing (NASC 2014)

Department of Mathematics
Tongji University
Shanghai, P.R. China
October 25 (Sat.)---29 (Wed.), 2014
 
NASC is an international conference organized by the Chinese numerical algebra
group starting from 2006. The conference highlights recent advances in theoretical,
computational and practical aspects of linear and nonlinear numerical algebra.
The aim of the conference is to gather numerical algebra and scientific computing
experts to exchange ideas and discuss future developments and trends of these
related fields.
 
The topics of NASC 2014 include, but are not limited to: solutions of linear
and nonlinear equations; least-squares problems; computations of eigenvalue
problems; tensor decompositions and computations; parallel computations;
constructions and analyses of preconditioners; methods and theories of
structured matrices; and applications of numerical algebraic techniques
and algorithms.

An important event during the conference is the award of the Applied Numerical
Algebra (ANA) Prize which is awarded to the two best papers by young Chinese
scientists working on numerical algebra and scientific computing.
 
The registration fee for the conference is USD 350 (USD 300 for each spouse),
which should be paid in cash at the conference. It includes lunches during
the conference, a banquet, and the conference proceedings.
 
IMPORTANT DATES:
 
June 30th, 2014: Deadline for submission of extended abstracts
July 15th, 2014: Notification of acceptance
October 24th (Fri.), 2014: Registration
October 25th (Sat.)�29th (Wed.), 2014: Conference NASC 2014
 
June 30th, 2014: Deadline for application of the ANA Prize

INVITED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Zheng-Jian Bai (Xiamen University, CHINA)
Martin J. Gander (University of Geneva, SWITZERLAND)
Chen Greif (The University of British Columbia, CANADA)
Ilse C.F. Ipsen (North Carolina State University, USA)
Gerard Meurant (Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, FRANCE)
Alison Ramage (University of Strathclyde, UK)
Lothar Reichel (Kent State University, USA)
Kees Vuik (Delft University of Technology, THE NETHERLANDS)
Zeng-Qi Wang (Shanghai Jiaotong University, CHINA)
Walter Zulehner (Johannes Kepler University, AUSTRIA)

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:
Zhong-Ci Shi (Chair) (Chinese Academy of Sciences, CHINA)
Zhong-Zhi Bai (Chinese Academy of Sciences, CHINA)
Raymond H. Chan (Chinese University of Hong Kong, HONG KONG)
Chen Greif (The University of British Columbia, CANADA)
Ken Hayami (National Institute of Informatics, JAPAN)
Ilse C.F. Ipsen (North Carolina State University, USA)
Lev A. Krukier (The Southern Federal University, RUSSIA)
Tian-Gang Lei (National Natural Science Foundation, CHINA)
Galina V. Muratova (The Southern Federal University, RUSSIA)
Maya G. Neytcheva (Uppsala University, SWEDEN)
Lothar Reichel (Kent State University, USA)
Miro Rozloznik (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, CZECH)
Axel Ruhe (KTH Stockholm, SWEDEN)
Bo Yu (Dalian University of Technology, CHINA)
Walter Zulehner (Johannes Kepler University, AUSTRIA)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Zhong-Zhi Bai (Chinese Academy of Sciences, CHINA)
Bao-Jun Bian (Tongji University, CHINA)
Jian-Yu Pan (The East China Normal University, CHINA)
Zeng-Qi Wang (Shanghai Jiaotong University, CHINA)
Cheng-Long Xu (Tongji University, CHINA)
Jun-Feng Yin (Tongji University, CHINA)

SPONSORSHIP:
Tongji University
Chinese Academy of Sciences
National Natural Science Foundation of China
Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences
The Chinese Mathematical Society

INSTRUCTION TO AUTHORS:
Persons who wish to submit a paper should send an extended abstract to Mr. Cun-
Qiang Miao at the contacting address given below before June 30th, 2014. The extended
abstract should be a Latex file of 1�2 pages in double spaced A4 papers printed with Latex.

Authors of all accepted papers will be noticed by July 15th, 2014.
Contacting Address:

Mr. Cun-Qiang Miao
Institute of Computational Mathematics
Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science
Chinese Academy of Sciences
P.O. Box 2719, Beijing 100190, P.R. China
Email: miaocunqiang@lsec.cc.ac.cn 

PROCEEDINGS:
The proceedings will be published as a special issue on �BIT Numerical Mathematics�
(Springer, ISSN: 0006-3835). Papers in the proceedings will be refereed by 
the usual review procedure of the journal.


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2014 February 10  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 1986
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Erxiong Jiang
SUBJECT: Eleventh International Conference on Matrix Theory and Applications
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The Eleventh International Conference on Matrix Theory and Applications
Linyi University, Linyi, Shandong, P.R. China
June 13-16, 2014

The Eleventh International Conference on Matrix Theory and Applications will be held in 
Linyi University, Linyi City, Shandong Province, P.R. China, during June 13-16, 2014. The 
conference aims at enhancing academic communication and promoting research level among 
scholars in China and abroad interested in matrix theory, methods and computations as well 
as their applications, and provides a friendly platform for senior researchers and young 
scientists to exchange ideas on recent developments in the relevant areas. The conference 
is co-organized by Shanghai University, and Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science of 
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The local organizing institution is Linyi University.

Conference Chairs
Er-Xiong Jiang (Shanghai University, China)
Zhong-Zhi Bai (Chinese Academy of Sciences , China)

Scientific Committee
Feng-Shan Bai (Tsinghua Univ, China)
Zhong-Zhi Bai (CAS, China)
Daniele Bertaccini (Univ Roma, Italy)
Chang-Jiang Bu (Harbin Engrg Univ, China)
Sou-Cheng Choi (Univ Chicago, USA)
Chuan-Qing Gu (Shanghai Univ, China)
Li-Ping Huang (Changsha Univ Sci Tech, China)
Er-Xiong Jiang (Shanghai Univ, China)
Zhao-Lin Jiang (Linyi Univ, China)
Tian-Gang Lei (Natural Science Foundation, China)
Wen Li (South China Normal Univ, China)
Xin-Guo Liu (Ocean Univ China, China)
Marielba Rojas (Delft Univ Tech, The Netherlands)
Miroslav Rozloznik (Academy Sci Czech Republic, Czech)
Qin-Wen Wang (Shanghai Univ, China)
Guo-Feng Zhang (Lanzhou Univ, China)
Jian-Li Zhao (Liaocheng Univ, China)

Invited Speakers
Daniele Bertaccini (Univ Roma, Italy)
Sou-Cheng Choi (Univ Chicago, USA)
Hua Dai (Nanjing Univ Aeron Astron, China)
Yong-Jian Hu (Beijing Normal Univ)
Li-Ping Huang (Changsha Univ Sci Tech, China)
Marielba Rojas (Delft Univ Tech, The Netherlands)
Miroslav Rozloznik (Academy Sci Czech Republic, Czech)
Chuan-Long Wang (Taiyuan Normal Univ)
Mu-Sheng Wei (Shanghai Normal Univ, China)
Jun-Feng Yin (Tongji Univ, China)

Organizing Committee
Chuan-Qing Gu (Chair, Shanghai Univ, Shanghai, China)
Zhong-Zhi Bai (CAS, Beijing, China)
Tong-Song Jiang (Linyi Univ, Shangdong, China)
Zhao-Lin Jiang (Linyi Univ, Shandong, China)
Zhi-Ru Ren (CAS, Beijing, China)
Ying Su (Shanghai Univ, Shanghai, China)

Supporting Institutions
Linyi University
Shanghai University
Academy of mathematics and Systems Science, CAS


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2014 January 30  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 1985
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Julio Moro
SUBJECT: Joint ALAMA - GAMM/ANLA Meeting, Barcelona July 2014, 1st Announcement
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First announcement:

Joint ALAMA - GAMM/ANLA Meeting on Linear Algebra, Matrix Analysis and
Applications, Barcelona (Spain), July 14th - 16th 2014

This is both the fourth edition of the biennial meeting of the spanish
Linear Algebra and Matrix Analysis thematic network ALAMA, and the
fourteenth edition of the annual workshop of the GAMM Activity Group on
Applied and Numerical Linear Algebra , GAMM/ANLA. The goal of this
meeting is to bring together scientists whose research interests are
close to Matrix Theory, to either Core, Applied or Numerical Linear
Algebra, or to any of their respective applications in different
scientific areas. The aim is to discuss recent developments, promote
cross-discipline interaction, and to foster new insights and
collaborations.

In this occasion, the meeting is held in honor of Juan-Miguel Gracia,
one of the pioneers of Matrix Theory in Spain, and one of the founders
of the research group in Matrix analysis and Applications of the
University of the Basque Country. He was also the first Coordinator of
the ALAMA Network at the moment of its foundation in september 2007,
and served as its first president for two years.


Invited speakers are:

Mar�a Bras - Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Geir Dahl - University of Oslo, Norway (ILAS Speaker)
Melina Freitag - University of Bath, UK
Juan-Miguel Gracia - Universidad del Pa�s Vasco, Spain
Volker Grimm - Karlsruhe Institut f�r Technologie, Germany

Contributed talks are welcome, deadline:  April 15th, 2014
Deadline for reduced registration fee:    April 30th, 2014

Further details, in particular on the registration process and
abstract submission, are available at

  http://www.cimne.com/alama-gamm 

We look forward to welcoming you in Barcelona!

M. Dolors Magret (Universitat Polit�cnica de Catalunya)
Daniel Kressner (�cole Polytechnique F�d�rale de Lausanne)


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2014 January 23  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 1984
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: Message from ILAS President-Elect
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Dear ILAS members,

I would like to thank you for the support at the ILAS
elections. I am happy to have Steve Kirkland, Bryan Shader,
Leslie Hogben, and many others to help me to take up the
presidency and I am looking forward to the job ahead.

Peter Semrl


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2014 January 22  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 1983
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Stephen Kirkland
SUBJECT: ILAS Election Results
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The ballots for this year's ILAS elections have now been counted, with the following results:

Peter Semrl has been elected to the position of President for a three-year term, beginning on 
March 1, 2014;

and

Froilan Dopico and Michael Overton have been elected to three-year terms as members of the 
ILAS Board, beginning on March 1, 2014.

On behalf of ILAS, I take this opportunity to thank the members of the Nominating Committee - 
Shaun Fallat, Heike Fassbender, Roger Horn (chair), Zdenek Strakos and Yimin Wei - for their 
efforts on behalf of ILAS, and also to thank all of the nominees for their participation in 
the election.

Steve Kirkland
ILAS President


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2014 January 15  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 1982
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Joab Winkler
SUBJECT: Linear Algebra and Its Applications Special Issue
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Linear Algebra and its Applications is pleased to announce a special issue
devoted to papers presented at the conference 'Structured Numerical Linear
and Multilinear Algebra: Analysis, Algorithms and Applications', to be held
in Kalamata, Greece from  September 8 to September 12, 2014.

Papers should be based on talks given at the conference. The deadline for
submission is

          December 31 2014,

and papers will be refereed according to LAA's usual standards.
Papers should be submitted via the Elsevier submission system

http://ees.elsevier.com/laa/ 

choosing  any of the special editors:

Dario Bini, Department of Mathematics, The University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
bini@dm.unipi.it 

Marilena Mitrouli, Department of Mathematics, The University of Athens,
Athens, Greece. mmitroul@math.uoa.gr 

Marc Van Barel, Department of Computer Science, Catholic University of
Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. marc.vanbarel@cs.kuleuven.be 

Joab Winkler, Department of Computer Science, The University of Sheffield,
Sheffield, United Kingdom. j.winkler@dcs.shef.ac.uk 

The responsible editor-in-chief is:
Volker Mehrmann, 
Inst. f. Mathematics, 
TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany
mehrmann@math.tu-berlin.de 


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2014 January 13  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 1981
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Fuzhen Zhang
SUBJECT: ILAS 2014 Contributed Minisymposia 2nd Announcement
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Invitations for Contributed Minisymposia at ILAS 2014 Conference: 2nd 
announcement.

This is the 2nd (and the final) invitation for Contributed Minisymposia at 
the ILAS 2014 Conference.

The 19th International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS) Conference will be 
held in SEOUL, KOREA, on the main campus of Sungkyunkwan University (please 
note the change of the conference site), from August 6 (Wed) through August 
9 (Sat), 2014. The theme of this conference is  Solidarity in Linear Algebra.

ILAS 2014 Conference is one of the satellite conferences of ICM 2014 which 
will be held in Seoul Korea in 2014 right after the ILAS meeting.
For more information about the ILAS conference, please visit the website 
http://www.ilas2014.org .

The Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC) of ILAS 2014 welcomes proposals 
for Contributed Minisymposia. Proposals are due January 20th, 2014, and 
decision will be made by SOC around early February, 2014. Please email 
proposals directly to SOC members of ILAS 2014:
Sang-Gu Lee (sglee@skku.edu) and Fuzhen Zhang 
(zhang@nova.edu) .

Proposals should include the name(s) of the organizer(s), a short 
description of the topics of the minisymposium, and the names of proposed 
speakers.

Please be advised that:
Each talk at a minisymposium will be given 25 minutes (20 minutes talk plus 
5 minutes discussion).
Each minisymposium will have maximum 300 minutes (up to 12 speakers).
Each person can give only one talk at ILAS 2014 except the 2nd talk at the 
Linear Algebra Teaching session.

For your reference, listed below are the Invited Mini-Symposia of the 
conference.

INVITED MINISYMPOSIA
1. Combinatorial Problems in Linear Algebra (Richard. A. Brualdi and Geir 
Dahl / University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA & University of Oslo, Norway)
2. Matrix Inequalities (Fuzhen Zhang and Minghua Lin / Nova Southeastern 
University, USA & University of Victoria, Canada)
3. Spectral theory of graphs and hypergraphs (Vladimir S. Nikiforov / 
University of Memphis, USA)
4. Tensor Eigenvalues (Jia-Yu Shao and Liqun Qi / Tongji University, China 
&Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
5. Quantum Information and Computing (Chi-Kwong Li and Yiu Tung Poon / 
College of William and Mary, USA & Iowa State University, USA)
6. Riordan arrays and Related Topics (Gi-Sang Cheon and Lou Shapiro / 
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea & Howard University, USA)
7. Nonnegative Matrices and Generalizations (Judi McDonald / Washington 
State University, USA)
8. Toeplitz Matrices and Operators (Torsten Ehrhardt / University of 
California-Santa Cruz, USA)


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2014 January 13  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 1980
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Suk-Geun Hwang
SUBJECT: ILAS 2014 Venue Change
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ILAS 2014 VENUE CHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT


ILAS 2014 Conference was scheduled to be held in Suwon, Korea (Sungkyunkwan 
University Science Campus) from Aug. 6 to Aug. 9, 2014.

The venue is changed from SUWON, KOREA  to SEOUL, KOREA (Sungkyunkwan 
University Main Campus).

Seoul is the capital city of Korea and much more convenient to all 
participants.
 

The revised home page for ILAS 2014 (http://www.ilas2014.org/) will be 
available in early February with which abstracts of contrubuted talks may be 
uploaded.
 

Suk-Geun Hwang, ILAS 2014, SOC Chair


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2014 January 07  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 1979
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Richard Brualdi
SUBJECT: LAA Special Issue
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From: Richard A. Brualdi, Volker Mehrmann, and Peter Semrl

The Editors-in-Chief of the journal "Linear Algebra and its Applications" (LAA) are 
pleased to announce a special issue

   THE LEGACY OF HANS SCHNEIDER,

in recognition of the enormous contributions of Hans Schneider to the 
journal (forty years as an editor-in-chief), to research in linear 
algebra and related areas (nearly 200 papers over more than 60 years, 
and still continuing), and to the linear algebra community (organizer of the 
International Linear Algebra Society and its founding president).

We especially welcome contributions that have been influenced by the 
work of Hans Schneider.

Papers should be submitted by December 31, 2014 via the Elsevier 
Editorial System (EES):

http://ees.elsevier.com/~laa 

choosing the special issue indicated above and any one of the three 
editors-in-chief of LAA.


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2014 January 06  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 1978
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Shaun Fallat
SUBJECT: Western Canada Linear Algebra Meeting
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2nd Announcement


Western Canada Linear Algebra Meeting


University of Regina, Regina
May 10-11, 2014


The Western Canada Linear Algebra Meeting (WCLAM) provides an opportunity for 
mathematicians in western Canada working in linear algebra and related fields 
to meet present accounts of their recent research, and to have informal 
discussions. While the meeting has a regional base, it also attracts people 
from outside the geographical area. Participation is open to anyone who is 
interested in attending or speaking at the meeting. 


Previous WCLAMs were held in Regina (1993, 2002), Lethbridge (1995, 2012), 
Kananaskis (1996), Victoria (1998, 2006), and Winnipeg (2000, 2008), 
Banff (2004, 2010).


The WCLAM '14 will be held at the University of Regina in Regina on May 10-11 
and the program will include the following four featured speakers:


� Joel Friedman, University of British Columbia 
� Roger Horn, University of Utah 
� Mitja Mastnak, Saint Mary's University 
� Maya Mincheva, Northern Illinois University (ILAS Lecturer) 


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Contributed Lectures/Posters:

Participants who wish to present a 25-minute lecture or a poster should 
send a title/abstract to: 


western.canada.linear.algebra.meeting@uregina.ca 


Deadline for Abstract submission: 15 April 2014. 


To register, email western.canada.linear.algebra.meeting@uregina.ca and 
include the following information: 


� Your name and institution. 
� Your position (faculty member, postdoctoral researcher, graduate student, 
undergraduate student). 
� Whether you will or will not attend the banquet (evening of May 10). 
(There will be an extra charge for the banquet. Please indicate if you 
are bringing a guest.) 
� Whether you plan to give a talk or present a poster. (Your title/abstract 
can be submitted with the registration or separately.) 


Registration Fee: $30 (Canadian), payable by cash or cheque (made out to the 
University of Regina) at the meeting. 


Please register by 30 April 2014. 


Further information about Regina, the University and accommodation while attending 
WCLAM 2014 can be found at the conference website:



http://uregina.ca/~abstsubm/index.html
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WCLAM Organising Committee 


� Shaun Fallat (Regina) 
� Hadi Kharaghani (Lethbridge) 
� Steve Kirkland (Manitoba) 
� Peter Lancaster (Calgary) 
� Michael Tsatsomeros (Washington State) 
� Pauline van den Driessche (Victoria) 


Local Organising Committee 


� Shaun Fallat (Regina) 
� Douglas Farenick (Regina) 


The WCLAM Organising Committee gratefully acknowledges the generous support for 
this meeting provided by The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, the International
Linear Algebra Society, the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, the Faculty of Science, and 
the President�s Office at the University of Regina. 


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2014 January 06  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 1977
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
SUBJECT: 2013 ILAS Election Voting Closes January 20, 2014
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Each member was e-mailed an individual username and password and instructions for electronic 
voting on November 20, and voting was opened.  If you have not yet voted, you may vote any 
time until January 20, 2014.  


If you did not receive an e-mail and wish to vote, please verify that you are a 2013 member  
You can determine whether or not you are a 2013 member of ILAS (as of Dec 31, 2013) by 
consulting the website:

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

If you are on the membership list and did not receive an e-mail, please contact Leslie Hogben 
, ILAS Secretary/Treasurer by January 13 to obtain your username and 
password (or an alternate ballot if your membership was processed after the election began).  


 

 

speakers: � Joel Friedman, University of British Columbia � Roger Horn, University of Utah � Mitja Mastnak, Saint Mary's University � Maya Mincheva, Northern Illinois University (ILAS Lecturer) ________________________________________ Contributed Lectures/Posters: Participants who wish to present a 25-minute lecture or a poster should send a title/abstract to: western.canada.linear.algebra.meeting@uregina.ca Deadline for Abstract submission: 15 April 2014. To register, email western.canada.linear.algebra.meeting@uregina.ca and include the following information: � Your name and institution. � Your position (faculty member, postdoctoral researcher, graduate student, undergraduate student). � Whether you will or will not attend the banquet (evening of May 10). (There will be an extra charge for the banquet. Please indicate if you are bringing a guest.) � Whether you plan to give a talk or present a poster. (Your title/abstract can be submitted with the registration or separately.) Registration Fee: $30 (Canadian), payable by cash or cheque (made out to the University of Regina) at the meeting. Please register by 30 April 2014. Further information about Regina, the University and accommodation while attending WCLAM 2014 can be found at the conference website: http://uregina.ca/~abstsubm/index.html ________________________________________ WCLAM Organising Committee � Shaun Fallat (Regina) � Hadi Kharaghani (Lethbridge) � Steve Kirkland (Manitoba) � Peter Lancaster (Calgary) � Michael Tsatsomeros (Washington State) � Pauline van den Driessche (Victoria) Local Organising Committee � Shaun Fallat (Regina) � Douglas Farenick (Regina) The WCLAM Organising Committee gratefully acknowledges the generous support for this meeting provided by The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, the International Linear Algebra Society, the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, the Faculty of Science, and the President�s Office at the University of Regina. ************************************************************************** ILAS-NET ************************************************************************** 2014 January 06 ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 1977 ---------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben SUBJECT: 2013 ILAS Election Voting Closes January 20, 2014 ---------------------------------------------------------- Each member was e-mailed an individual username and password and instructions for electronic voting on November 20, and voting was opened. If you have not yet voted, you may vote any time until January 20, 2014. If you did not receive an e-mail and wish to vote, please verify that you are a 2013 member You can determine whether or not you are a 2013 member of ILAS (as of Dec 31, 2013) by consulting the website: http://www.ilasic.org/misc/membership.html If you are on the membership list and did not receive an e-mail, please contact Leslie Hogben , ILAS Secretary/Treasurer by January 13 to obtain your username and password (or an alternate ballot if your membership was processed after the election began).

 

hile attending WCLAM 2014 can be found at the conference website: http://uregina.ca/~abstsubm/index.html ________________________________________ WCLAM Organising Committee � Shaun Fallat (Regina) � Hadi Kharaghani (Lethbridge) � Steve Kirkland (Manitoba) � Peter Lancaster (Calgary) � Michael Tsatsomeros (Washington State) � Pauline van den Driessche (Victoria) Local Organising Committee � Shaun Fallat (Regina) � Douglas Farenick (Regina) The WCLAM Organising Committee gratefully acknowledges the generous support for this meeting provided by The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, the International Linear Algebra Society, the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, the Faculty of Science, and the President�s Office at the University of Regina. ************************************************************************** ILAS-NET ************************************************************************** 2014 January 06 ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 1977 ---------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben SUBJECT: 2013 ILAS Election Voting Closes January 20, 2014 ---------------------------------------------------------- Each member was e-mailed an individual username and password and instructions for electronic voting on November 20, and voting was opened. If you have not yet voted, you may vote any time until January 20, 2014. If you did not receive an e-mail and wish to vote, please verify that you are a 2013 member You can determine whether or not you are a 2013 member of ILAS (as of Dec 31, 2013) by consulting the website: http://www.ilasic.org/misc/membership.html If you are on the membership list and did not receive an e-mail, please contact Leslie Hogben , ILAS Secretary/Treasurer by January 13 to obtain your username and password (or an alternate ballot if your membership was processed after the election began).