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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
SUBJECT: 2017 ILAS Elections and Membership Status 

Voting in the next ILAS election (for terms starting March 1, 2017) will take place January 12, 2017 - February 16, 2017.  The election will be called the 2017 ILAS election, and in order to vote you will need to be a 2017 member as of January 10, 2017.  If you are not already a 2017 member you are encouraged to renew (or join) prior to the the winter break season Dec. 20 - Jan. 8, during which time ILAS will be unable to process memberships.  

The official ILAS membership list http://www.ilasic.org/misc/membership.html will be updated to include only 2017 members in early January, 2017, and the updated list will be used as the voter list for the 2017 election.  There is no guarantee that memberships received after Dec 19, 2016 can be processed prior to the election.

Determining your ILAS membership status: 
If you are not listed on the current online list of 2016 members at 
http://www.ilasic.org/misc/membership.html
(scroll down to see the list), you are not a 2017 member.
  
If you are listed as a current member but are unsure of your membership status, you can check the temporary list of 2017 members that is available at 
http://orion.math.iastate.edu/lhogben/ILAS2017members1dec2016.pdf
This is a temporary unlinked list that will disappear by late December 2016.
  
Receiving ILAS-Net messages, including this one, does not imply you are an ILAS member. 
Questions about your membership status should be directed to 
ILAS@iastate.edu 
Please verify whatever information you can, as described above, before inquiring.


Leslie Hogben
ILAS Secretary/Treasurer


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2016 December 01                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2138 
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Keven Vander Meulen
SUBJECT: IMAGE 57 Ready 

Issue 57 of IMAGE, the bulletin of ILAS, can now be obtained online at 
http://www.ilasic.org/IMAGE/

Issue 57 includes
an interview with Charlie Johnson,
several book reviews
notices of lots of upcoming conferences,
interesting problem solutions,
new problems to try,
and more...

Enjoy!  


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2016 November 30                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2137 
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Chen Greif
 SUBJECT: International Conference on Preconditioning Techniques for Scientific and Industrial Applications
   

 The 10th International Conference on Preconditioning Techniques for Scientific and Industrial Applications will take place on July 31 - August 2, 2017 at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

 Confirmed plenary speakers: .Michele Benzi, Emory University, USA
.Jed Brown, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
.Jie Chen, IBM Research Center, USA
.Eric Darve, Stanford University, USA
.Tom Jonshovel, Schlumberger Abingdon Technology Centre, UK
.Alison Ramage, Strathclyde University, UK
.Sander Rhebergen, University of Waterloo, Canada
.Nicole Spillane, Ecole Polytechnique, France

 Additional information can be found at http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~greif/precon17/

 
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2016 November 28                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2136 
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
 SUBJECT: Deadline Extended for Mini-Symposium Proposals for ILAS 2017 

 The deadline for contributed mini-symposium proposals has been extended to December 20, 2016.  Additional information about the conference and how to submit a mini-symposium proposal is given below and on the website https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/

 The 21st conference of the International Linear Algebra Society, ILAS 2017: Connections, will be held July 24-28, 2017 at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, USA. The theme of the conference is connections between linear algebra and other areas of mathematics, science, and engineering, and talks about such connections as well as within linear algebra itself are welcome.   Most talks at ILAS conferences are organized into mini-symposia (although there is always an option to submit a contributed talk).  More information can be found on the conference website https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/

 To submit a proposal for a contributed mini-symposium:
 1) Please first verify that your proposal will not be very similar to an existing mini-symposium as listed at https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/program/
 2) Contact your proposed speakers (4-12) to determine that there is sufficient interest.  
 3) Send an email to ilas2017@iastate.edu with: "mini-symposium proposal"Ł in the subject, and the following information int he message:
 a) Organizer(s)
 b) Title
 c) Brief description
 d) List of proposed speakers with affiliations (4-12 speakers).  Indicate those who are confirmed with *
 All organizers should be cc'd on the proposal message.

 Please note the following rules:
 1) Each speaker is permitted to give only one talk, with the only exception being that a speaker may give one mathematics talk and one mathematics education talk.   Please advise your potential speakers of this rule so that they do not accept more than one invitation.
 2) At least one organizer of each mini-symposium must attend the meeting.

 The deadline for submitting a mini-symposium proposal is December 20, 2016.  

 Leslie Hogben, Chair, ILAS 2017 Organizing Committees

 
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2016 November 04                                      ILAS-NET Message No. 2134 
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Hugo Woerdeman
SUBJECT: 2016 ILAS Elections 

 The Nominating Committee for the 2016 ILAS elections has completed its work.

 Nominated for a three year term, beginning March 1, 2017, as ILAS President is: .Peter Semrl
Nominated for the two open three-year terms, beginning March 1, 2017, as "at-large" members of the 
ILAS Board of Directors are: .Naomi Shaked-Monderer
.Eugene Tyrtyshnikov
.James Nagy
.Rachel Quinlan
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, Heike Fassbender, h.fassbender@tu-braunschweig.de, 
by November 20, 2016.

 Many thanks to the Nominating Committee: .Heike Fassbender (chair),
.Shmuel Friedland,
.Sang-Gu Lee,
.Chi-Kwong Li,
.Luis Verde Star
for their important service to ILAS.

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

 
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2016 October 19                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2133 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM:  Leslie Hogben
SUBJECT:  Registration and abstract submission now open for ILAS 2017 
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The 21st conference of the International Linear Algebra Society, ILAS 2017: Connections, will be 
held July 24-28, 2017 at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, USA. The theme of the conference is 
connections between linear algebra and other areas of mathematics, science, and engineering, and 
talks about such connections as well as within linear algebra itself are welcome.  At this 
conference we will celebrate the 30th birthday of ILAS, which was founded in 1987 as the 
International Matrix Group.  

Conference registration is now open. Choose the Registration link at the top of the conference 
homepage https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/. ; Payments may be made by online credit card or by 
postal mailing US$ check (payment must be received by the early registration deadline April 30, 
2017 to receive the early rate).  Registration is free for students.  Postdocs, persons from 
developing countries, ILAS members and faculty affiliated with sponsors receive various reduced 
early rates.

Note: It is also possible to make an online credit card payment to join or renew ILAS as part of 
the registration process.

Abstract submission is also open.  Abstract submission requires a separate (free) registration 
process that is explained on the submission page; choose the Submissions link at the top of the 
conference homepage https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/. ; The abstract submission deadline is March 
1, 2017, but abstracts will be accepted on a rolling basis (typically within a few weeks of 
submission).

If you have difficulty with either of these processes, please contact ilas2017@iastate.edu with 
ILAS 2017 question as the subject.

Deadlines:
.    Dec. 1, 2016 - Proposals for contributed mini-symposia
.    March 1, 2017 - Submission of abstracts
.    April 30, 2017 - Early registration rate ends

Leslie Hogben, ILAS Secretary/Treasurer


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2016 October 19                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2132 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM:  Tin Yau Tam
SUBJECT: Rosemary Kopel Brown Eminent Scholars Chair in Mathematics 
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Dear Colleague:

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Auburn University invites applicants for the newly 
endowed Rosemary Kopel Brown Eminent Scholars Chair in Mathematics at the rank of associate and 
full professor. This is a nine-month tenured position contingent upon approval through the Auburn 
University tenure process. Applicants with research interests in foundational mathematics will be 
considered. A Ph.D. (or its equivalent) in mathematics is required. We are seeking exceptionally 
well-qualified individuals with an international reputation for their research. Successful 
applicants are also expected to have demonstrated a high quality of instruction and a strong 
commitment to students and service. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Auburn 
University has strong programs in foundational mathematics. Detailed information about the 
department can be found athttp://www.math.auburn.edu. For consideration, submit a vita, a research 
statement, a teaching statement, and a list of four professional references with contact 
information to https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/1944. Review of applications 
will begin 11/14/2016 and continue until the position is filled. The candidate selected for this 
position must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States on the date the 
appointment is scheduled to begin and must be able to continue working legally for the proposed 
term of employment. The candidate must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication 
skills.

Auburn University is an AA/EEONet/Disability Employer.

The generous endowment was established by a $2 million gift from John and Rosemary Brown, both 1957 
Auburn graduates. This is the first eminent scholar chair in Auburn University's College of 
Sciences and Mathematics.

The contact person is Dr. Tin-Yau Tam, Chair & Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics 
and his email address is tamtiny@auburn.edu


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2016 October 11                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2131 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM:  Nathan Krislock
SUBJECT: Call for papers, DAM & JOGO Special Issues on Distance Geometry 
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Following the Distance Geometry Theory and Applications (DGTA16) workshop, organized at DIMACS last 
July 2016 (http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/Workshops/Distance/), we are calling for contributions to two 
special journal issues dedicated to the topics of the workshop, but open to everyone: one in 
Discrete Applied Mathematics (DAM) and the other in the Journal of Global Optimization (JOGO). Both 
of these issues will be co-edited by:

- Farid Alizadeh (Rutgers University, USA)
- Douglas Goncalves (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil)
- Nathan Krislock (Northern Illinois University, USA)
- Leo Liberti (CNRS & Ecole Polytechnique, France).

The DAM special issue is especially suitable to papers with elements of combinatorics, or purely 
theoretical papers. The JOGO special issue is more suitable to papers in nonlinear optimization, 
particularly if they involve many (or mainly) continuous decision variables, and if they have a 
computational section.

The submission deadline is 31st December 2016. Submissions are made through the respective web 
editorial managers:

- DAM (Elsevier): http://ees.elsevier.com/dam
- JOGO (Springer): http://www.editorialmanager.com/jogo

When submitting you must select "DGTA16 special issue" as the paper type.

Feel free to get in touch with any of us if you want to ask us for advice on your submission. In 
general, a heads up about a paper you want to submit to these issues is welcome!

Farid Alizadeh (alizadeh@rci.rutgers.edu)
Douglas Goncalves (douglas.goncalves@ufsc.br)
Nathan Krislock (nkrislock@niu.edu)
Leo Liberti (liberti@lix.polytechnique.fr)


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2016 October 11                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2130 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM:  Leslie Hogben
SUBJECT: 2017 ILAS Elections and Membership Status 
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Voting in the next ILAS election (for terms starting March 1, 2017) will take place January 12, 
2017 - February 16, 2017.  This represents a change from the prior years (see discussion of reasons 
for this change below).  The election will be called the 2017 ILAS election, and in order to vote 
you will need to be a 2017 member as of January 10, 2017.  If you are not already a 2017 member you 
are encouraged to renew (or join) prior to the the winter break season Dec. 10 - Jan. 8, during 
which time ILAS will be unable to process memberships.  The online ILAS membership list will be 
updated to include only 2017 members in late December, 2016.

Determining your ILAS membership status: 
Obviously, all life members are 2017 members. 
If you are not listed on the current online list of members at 
http://www.ilasic.org/misc/membership.html, you are not a 2017 member. 
Anyone whose membership was processed September 1, 2016 or later was automatically credited as a 
2017 member. 
Each dues paying member who is not a 2017 member will receive an individual renewal email before 
the end of October. Such member should also have received a thank you email that lists how long the 
membership is valid for at the time of the most recent payment.   
Fee-waiver members whose membership was processed before September 1, 2016 are not 2017 members, 
since it is impossible to obtain a fee-waiver membership for more than 1 year (actually 1 year and 
a few months, since in the fall we automatically credit the next calendar year).  Fee waiver 
members are not sent individual reminders or confirmation emails, although we do plan to send a 
bulk email to current fee-waiver members who are not 2017 members (but if your e-mail provider 
blocks bulk emails you may not receive it). 
Receiving ILAS-net messages, including this one, does not imply you are an ILAS member. 
Questions about your membership status should be directed to ILAS@iastate.edu but replies will be 
slow if a large volume of inquiries are received.  Please verify whatever information you can, as 
described above.

Rational for the change in election timing:
Many years ago ILAS elections were conducted with paper ballots that required a long time window 
for the return of paper ballots.  Since 2011 ILAS has been using electronic voting with Votenet, 
and such a long time window is not necessary, although the period mid-November to mid-January was 
used for several years out of tradition.  Last year Votenet upgraded the software.  These changes 
were mainly improvements, including allowing the sending of reminder emails only to those who had 
not voted.  We used this feature last year and election participation hit an all time high of 64% 
in the ILAS 2015 election (previous turnouts with electronic voting were 40-50%).  However, the 
software upgrade did not permit elections to run across 2 calendar years.  As a result, the 2015 
ILAS election was held Nov 12 - Dec 31.  Another result of this change was that the ILAS Executive 
discussed the optimal timing for an ILAS election.  Since most members are on an academic year 
calendar, it is better for the nomination process to start in late August and the election to be 
held in January-February for terms starting March 1, rather than requiring the nomination process 
to start in the summer.  The ILAS Board approved this change and a resulting minor modification of 
the ILAS bylaws that was announced at the 2016 ILAS Business Meeting and in the ILAS-net message 
"ILAS 2117 - 2016 ILAS Business Meeting Minutes."

Leslie Hogben
ILAS Secretary/Treasurer 



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2016 October 04                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2129 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM:  Leslie Hogben
SUBJECT: Mini-symposia at ILAS 2017: Connections 
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The 21st conference of the International Linear Algebra Society, ILAS 2017: Connections, will be 
held July 24-28, 2017 at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, USA. The theme of the conference is 
connections between linear algebra and other areas of mathematics, science, and engineering, and 
talks about such connections as well as within linear algebra itself are welcome.  We expect to 
open registration and abstract submission before the end of October.  More information can be found 
on the conference website https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/.

Most talks at ILAS conferences are organized into mini-symposia (although there is always an option 
to submit a contributed talk).  The Scientific Organizing Committee of ILAS 2017 has invited 14 
mini-symposia, which are listed at the end of this email and on the conference website 
https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/program/. ;  

ILAS 2017 is now accepting proposals for contributed mini-symposia.  

To submit a proposal for a contributed mini-symposium: 
Please first verify that your proposal will not be very similar to an existing mini-symposium as 
listed at https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/program/. 
Contact your proposed speakers (4-12) to determine that there is sufficient interest.  At least 4 
speakers should be confirmed before submitting the proposal. 
Send an email to ilas2017@iastate.edu with: "mini-symposium proposalÔ?Ł in the subject, and the 
following information int he message:
a) Organizer(s)
b) Title
c) Brief description
d) List of proposed speakers with affiliations (4-12 speakers).  Indicate those who are confirmed 
with * 
All organizers should be cc'd on the proposal message. 
Please note the following rules:

Each speaker is permitted to give only one talk, with the only exception being that a speaker may 
give one mathematics talk and one mathematics education talk.   Please advise your potential 
speakers of this rule so that they do not accept more than one invitation. 
At least one organizer of each mini-symposium must attend the meeting. 
The deadline for submitting a mini-symposium proposal is December 1, 2016.  The Scientific 
Organizing Committee will review contributed mini-symposia proposals on a rolling basis, so the 
sooner you submit your proposal the sooner it will be acted on.

Invited Mini-Sympoisa for ILAS 2017: Connections

Combinatorial Matrix Theory: Minerva Catral (Xavier University) and Louis Deaett (Quinnipiac 
University)

Compressed sensing and matrix completion: Simon Foucart (Texas A&M University) and Namrata Vaswani 
(Iowa State University)
 
Distance problems in linear algebra, dynamical systems and control: Elias Jarlebring (KTH Royal 
Institute of Technology, Sweden) and Wim Michiels (KU Leuven, Belgium)
 
Linear Algebra and Geometry: Gabriel Larotonda (Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento and 
Instituto Argentino de Matematica (CONICET), Argentina) and Alejandro Varela (Universidad Nacional 
de General Sarmiento, Argentina)
 
Linear Algebra and Mathematical Biology: Julien Arino (University of Manitoba, Canada) and Natalia 
Komarova (University of California Irvine)
 
Linear Algebra and Positivity with Applications to Data Science: Dominique Guillot (University of 
Delaware), Apoorva Khare (Stanford University), and Bala Rajaratnam (Stanford University)
 
Linear Algebra and Quantum Information Science: Chi-Kwong Li (College of William and Mary), Yiu 
Tung Poon (Iowa State University), and Raymond Nung-Sing Sze (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
 
Matrices, Tensors and Manifold Optimization: Daniel Kressner (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de 
Lausanne, Switzerland) and Bart Vandereycken (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
 
Matrix Analysis: Inequalities, Means, and Majorization: Fumio Hiai (Tohoku University, Japan) and 
Yongdo Lim (Sungkyunkwan University, Korea)
 
Matrix Polynomials: Froilan Dopico (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain) and Paul Van Dooren 
(Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium)
 
Numerical Linear Algebra: Jared Aurentz (University of Oxford, UK) and Karl Meerbergen (KU Leuven, 
Belgium)

Random matrix theory for networks: Dustin Mixon (Air Force Institute of Technology) and Rachel Ward 
(University of Texas at Austin)
 
Spectral Graph Theory: Nair Abreu (Universidade Federal do Fio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Leonardo de 
Lima (Federal Center of Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca, Brazil)
 
Linear Algebra Education: Rachel Quinlan (National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland) and Megan 
Wawro (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)


 Leslie Hogben, Chair, ILAS 2017 Organizing Committees
 

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2016 September 29                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2128 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM:  James Nagy
SUBJECT: 2017 Householder Symposium Application Deadline 31 October 
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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.
  
Web page: http://www.math.vt.edu/HHXX/
Application deadline: 31 October 2016
Notification of acceptance: 15 February 2017

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

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

The sixteenth Householder Award for the best PhD thesis in numerical linear algebra (PhD earned 
between 1 January 2014, and 31 December 2016) will be presented. Nominations for the Householder 
Award are due by 31 January 2017.

The Householder Symposium takes place in cooperation with the Society for Industrial and Applied 
Mathematics (SIAM) and the SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra.
  
  
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2016 September 29                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2127 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Kevin N. Vander Meulen
SUBJECT: Send News and Articles for IMAGE Issue 57 
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The deadline for submission to the Fall issue of IMAGE is fast approaching. Items are due October 
3, 2016.

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

New problems for the problem section 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  Rajesh Pereira (pereirar@uoguelph.ca) 
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. 3, 2016

IMAGE Issue 57 is scheduled to be published online Dec. 1, 2016.


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


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2016 September 23                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2126 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM:  Leslie Hogben 
SUBJECT: Plenary Speakers at ILAS 2017: Connections 
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The 21st conference of the International Linear Algebra Society, ILAS 2017: Connections, will be 
held July 24-28, 2017 at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, USA. The theme of the conference is 
connections between linear algebra and other areas of mathematics, science, and engineering, and 
talks about such connections as well as within linear algebra itself are welcome.  We expect to 
open registration and abstract submission in mid-October.  More information can be found on the 
conference website https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/.
 
The Scientific Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the plenary speakers for ILAS 2017: 
Connections.  They are:
 
Rajendra Bhatia Indian Statistical Institute Hans Scheider Prize Speaker 
Hal Caswell Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute 
Chris Godsil University of Waterloo   
Stefan Guettel  University of Manchester SIAG-LA Lecturer 
Willem Haemers Tilburg University   
Tamara G. Kolda Sandia National Laboratories   
Miklos Palfia Kyoto University Taussky-Todd Lecturer 
Vern Paulsen University of Waterloo   
Helena Smigoc University College Dublin LAMA Lecturer 
Raf Vandebril KU Leuven ILAS 30th Anniversary LAA Lecturer 
Van Vu Yale University   
Rachel Ward University of Texas 


Leslie Hogben, Chair, ILAS 2017 Organizing



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2016 September 08                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2125 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Chi-Kwong Li
SUBJECT: Special Linear and Multilinear Algebra Special Issue 
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Please note that the deadline of the

Special Linear and Multilinear Algebra Issue:
Devoted to the memory of Marvin Marcus

http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/est/glma-devoted-to-the-memory-of-Marvin-Marcus

has been extended to December 31, 2016.
Your submission is most welcomed.

Regards,

Chi-Kwong Li


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2016 September 05                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2124 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Fuzhen Zhang
SUBJECT: The 6th International Conference on Matrix Analysis and Applications (ICMAA 2017) 
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The 6th International Conference on Matrix Analysis and Applications (ICMAA 2017) will be held at 
Duy Tan University, Da Nang city, Vietnam, June 15-18, 2017.

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

The keynote speaker of this ICMAA conference is Prof. Man-Duen Choi, University of Toronto, Canada.

The scientific organizing committee (SOC) consists of: 
Trung Hoa Dinh, Ho Chi Minh City University of Food Industry, Vietnam. 
Hiroyuki Osaka, Ritsumeikan University, Japan. 
Tin-Yau Tam, Auburn University, USA. 
Qing-Wen Wang, Shanghai University, China. 
Fuzhen Zhang, Nova Southeastern University, USA. 

The  conference home page is  http://icmaa-2017.duytan.edu.vn/ with mirror  site 
http://www.auburn.edu/~tamtiny/2017ICMAA.html


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2016 September 02                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2123 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: ILAS Lectures at Non-ILAS Conferences and General Support of Non-ILAS Conferences 
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As part of ILAS's commitment to supporting activities in Linear Algebra, the Society maintains a 
program of providing some support to non-ILAS conferences. Effective with proposals submitted in 
2016 for conferences taking place in 2017, this support may take one of two forms (a conference may 
apply for only one of these two forms). 

1. ILAS Lectureships at non-ILAS conferences. It is now expected that ILAS lecturers will be of the 
stature of plenary speakers at ILAS conferences, and may be supported by up to US$1000 for 
expenses, or in the case of a Hans Schneider Lecturer, US$1500.  Reimbursement guidelines may be 
obtained  from the Secretary/Treasurer Leslie Hogben.

2. General support of conferences of up to $750. It could be used for support of student expenses, 
expenses for participants from developing countries, or plenary speakers. Refreshment costs are not 
eligible. This is a new program and you are welcome to consult the President Peter Semrl about what 
you may propose. 

This is a reminder that there is a deadline of 30 September 2016 for receipt of  proposals for 
sponsorship  of ILAS Lectures at non-ILAS meetings and for general support of conferences taking 
place in 2017. Please note that we will not be able to consider applications submitted after the 
deadline as it is important to rank all applications in one go. Each proposal is automatically 
assumed to be also a request for the ILAS endorsement of the conference.

Further details on the guidelines for proposals can be found at the following link:
http://www.ilasic.org/misc/non_ilas_guidelines.html


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2016 September 01                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2122 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Beatrice Meini
SUBJECT: Matrix Equations and Tensor Techniques Workshop 
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Matrix Equations and Tensor Techniques Workshop
Pisa, Italy, February 2017

This workshop will be held in Pisa, Italy, on 13-14 February 2017. It is the seventh in a series of 
biennial workshops on matrix equations and tensor techniques. 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 techniques.

Further information and registration: http://delone.dm.unipi.it/mett17

Deadlines:
* Abstract submission: December 4, 2016
* Acceptance notification: December 16, 2016
* Registration: January 27, 2017



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2016 August 15                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2121 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Chen Greif
SUBJECT: Preconditioning 2017 
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PRECONDITIONING 2017 - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PRECONDITIONING
TECHNIQUES FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

DATE: July 31-August 2, 2017
VENUE: Vancouver, Canada

This conference is a sequel to nine successful meetings on preconditioning (one every two years), 
which address complex issues related to the solution of general sparse matrix problems in 
large-scale applications and in industrial settings. The goal of the conference is to exchange 
ideas on recent developments in preconditioning techniques for sparse linear systems of equations, 
and to a lesser extent for eigenvalue problems. A forthcoming announcement will provide details on 
focus areas, paper submission, important dates, program committee members, and invited speakers.

Chen Greif, University of British Columbia
Esmond Ng, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Yousef Saad, University of Minnesota
Andy Wathen, Oxford University


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2016 August 12                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2120 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Pam Bye
SUBJECT: IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization 
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5th IMA Conference on
NUMERICAL LINEAR ALGEBRA AND OPTIMIZATION
University of Birmingham, UK

7 - 9 September 2016

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

Scope

The success of modern codes for large-scale optimization is heavily dependent on the use of 
effective tools of numerical linear algebra. On the other hand, many problems in numerical linear 
algebra lead to linear, nonlinear or semidefinite optimization problems. The purpose of the 
conference is to bring together researchers from both communities and to find and communicate 
points and topics of common interest.

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

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


Invited speakers
Tim Davis (Texas A&M University)
Anders Forsgren (KTH Stockholm) - NAG speaker
Andreas Frommer (University of Wuppertal)
Jacek Gondzio (University of Edinburgh)
Laura Grigori (INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt)
Jennifer Scott (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
Lieven Vandenberghe (UCLA) - SIAM speaker

Conference Fees
IMA/SIAM Member    ´┐Ż260
Non-IMA Member      ´┐Ż365
IMA Student               ´┐Ż140
Non-IMA Student       ´┐Ż150

Residential Fee (includes single en suite student B&B accommodation for the nights of 7 and 8 
September 2016) ´┐Ż70
Additional nights are available for ´┐Ż35; please contact the Conferences Department directly 
regarding other nights' accommodation. Please note that accommodation is allocated on a 
first-come-first-served basis.

Organising committee
Michal Kocvara, University of Birmingham (co-chair)
Daniel Loghin, University of Birmingham (co-chair)
Iain Duff, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Nick Gould, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Julian Hall, University of Edinburgh
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.

Instructions for authors

Please note that the deadline for submissions has now passed.

Further information

Conference webpage: http://tinyurl.com/IMANLAO2016

For further information or to register your interest, please contact the Conferences Department
Email: 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.

Sponsored by Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and SIAM Activity Group on 
Linear Algebra. 


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2016 August 05                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2119 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: James Nagy
SUBJECT: 2020 Householder Symposium 
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2020 Householder Symposium

The Householder Committee seeks a team to organize the 2020 Householder Symposium on Numerical 
Linear Algebra.  The deadline for submitting a proposal is 1 April 2017.

Guidelines for preparing a proposal can be found at:
http://www.math.vt.edu/HHXX/HH_Meeting_Proposal_Guidelines.pdf

Additional questions, and completed proposals can be sent to:

Jim Nagy
Chair, Householder Committee
jnagy@emory.edu


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2016 August 05                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2118 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: James Nagy
SUBJECT: 2017 Householder Symposium 
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2017 Householder Symposium

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.

Web page: http://www.math.vt.edu/HHXX/
Application deadline: 31 October 2016
Notification of acceptance: 15 February 2017

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

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

The sixteenth Householder Award for the best PhD thesis in numerical linear algebra (PhD earned 
between 1 January 2014, and 31 December 2016) will be presented. Nominations for the Householder 
Award are due by 31 January 2017.

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

  
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2016 July 22                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2117 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Hugo Woerdeman
SUBJECT: 2016 ILAS Business Meeting Minutes 
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2016 ILAS BUSINESS MEETING

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 12:45
Raadzaal, Building SW, Campus Sociale Wetenschappen,
KU Leuven, Belgium

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)   Journal Committee (Douglas Farenick)
   ii)  Education Committee (David Strong)
   iii) Institutional Membership Committee (Hugo Woerdeman & Steve Butler)
   iv)  Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra (Michael Tsatsomeros)
   v)   IMAGE (Kevin Vander Meulen)
F. Transaction of Other Business.
   i)  Future ILAS meetings
   ii) Any other business
G. Adjournment.



Minutes of the ILAS Business meeting held on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, in the Raadzaal, Building 
SW, Campus Sociale Wetenschappen, KU Leuven, Belgium.

President Semrl called the meeting to order at 12:45 p.m. About 50 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, and 
suggested to move the report of the Journal Committee after the report of the Institutional 
Membership Committee, so that the ELA and IMAGE report would follow directly after the Journal 
Committee report.  Members present had no objection and the meeting proceeded.


B. Reading of the minutes from the previous meeting.

Minutes of the previous Business Meeting on August 7, 2014 at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, were 
previously circulated on ILAS-net. A mistake, observed before the meeting by Michael Overton, was 
noted in section F(i): "2018 and 2019", should be "2019 and 2020". No other edits were suggested, 
and the minutes were approved.  President Semrl took the opportunity to encourage members to start 
thinking about possible ILAS Conference locations for 2022 and 2023, as for these years no 
conference proposals are in sight yet.


C. Report of President and Vice-President

Since 2014 ILAS Business Meeting in Seoul we had two regular elections, the first one in the fall 
of 2014 and the second one in the fall of 2015. Beatrice Meini and Henry Wolkowicz were elected to 
the Board of Directors in the first elections, and Ravindra Bapat and Helena Smigoc in the second 
one, all of them for a three year term. In the first elections Leslie Hogben was elected to be ILAS 
Secretary/Treasurer for a three year term beginning on March 1, 2015. Due to unforeseen family 
medical issues, Bryan Shader, who has been reelected for another three year term, resigned from his 
post as ILAS Vice-President on January 1, 2016. In the special elections in the spring of 2016, 
Hugo Woerdeman was elected to be ILAS Vice-President for a term May 1, 2016 - February 28, 2019. 
Thanks were expressed to all Nominating committees - Shaun Fallat (chair), Dario Bini, Marko 
Huhtanen, Rachel Quinlan, Xingzhi Zhan; Rachel Quinlan (chair), Pauline van den Driessche, Raf 
Vandebril, David Watkins, Hugo Woerdeman; and Pauline van den Driessche (chair), Harm Bart, 
Chi-Kwong Li, Francoise Tisseur, and Eugene Tyrtyshnikov. Peter Semrl expressed his thanks to 
outgoing Board members Dale Olesky, Eugene Tyrthisnikov, Avi Berman, and Volker Merhmann, and 
Vice-President Bryan Shader.  

Based on recommendation of the ILAS Program Review Committee, the ILAS Board appointed Steve 
Kirkland as Second Vice President (for ILAS conferences) with term from January 1, 2015 to February 
28, 2017. He serves as a connection between organizers of ILAS Conferences and the ILAS Executive 
Committee.  

A September 30, 2016 deadline for requests for support to non-ILAS conferences was announced. 
Effective with proposals submitted in 2016 for conferences taking place in 2017, this support may 
take one of two forms (a conference may apply for only one of these two forms).

(1)    ILAS Lectureships at non-ILAS conferences. It is now expected that ILAS  lecturers will be 
of the stature of plenary speakers at ILAS conferences,  and may be supported by up to US$1000 for 
expenses, or in the case of  a Hans Schneider Lecturer, US$1500.  Reimbursement guidelines may be  
obtained  from the Secretary/Treasurer Leslie Hogben .
(2)    General support of conferences of up to $750.  Such support could be used  for support of 
student expenses, expenses for participants from developing  countries, or plenary speakers. 
Refreshment costs are not eligible.  This is a new program and you are welcome to consult the 
President  Peter Semrl  about what you may propose.  

As this is a competitive process it is important to adhere to the deadlines.

Rajendra Bhatia and Paul Van Dooren are 2016 Hans Schneider prize recipients for lifetime 
contributions to linear algebra. Paul Van Dooren will be awarded the prize at the ILAS Conference 
in Leuven in 2016, and Rajendra Bhatia will be awarded the prize at the ILAS Conference in Ames in 
2017. The Hans Schneider Prize Committee consisted of Richard Brualdi (chair), Shmuel Friedland, 
Ilse Ipsen, Thomas Laffey, Xingzhi Zhan, and Peter Semrl (ex-officio member).  

Miklos Palfia has been selected to be the Taussky-Todd Lecturer at the ILAS Conference in Ames in 
2017. The Taussky-Todd Lecturer Selection Committee consisted of Rajendra Bhatia, Shaun Fallat, 
Paul Van Dooren, and  Peter Semrl (ex-officio member).  

President Semrl informed members about following change of by-laws, approved by the ILAS Board on 
July 12, 2016:

1.    Article 10 (3):
Previous version:
Elections for the Board of Directors (including the Executive Officers) shall be held between 
September 1 and December 31 for terms beginning March 1 of the following year.

New version
"Elections for the Board of Directors (including the Executive Officers) shall be held within the 
period November 1 of the given year and February 20 of the following year for terms beginning March 
1 of the following year, and voting shall last a minimum of 30 days."

2.    Article 3 (1):
Previous version:
Section 1. Annual Meeting. A meeting of Members shall be held no later than one (1) year after the 
last annual meeting of Members. However, failure to hold an annual meeting timely shall in no way 
affect the terms of Officers or Directors of the Society or the validity of actions of the Society.

New Version:
Section 1. Annual Meeting. A meeting of Members shall be held at every ILAS Conference and at least 
once within every two (2) year period. However, failure to hold an annual meeting timely shall in 
no way affect the terms of Officers or Directors of the Society or the validity of actions of the 
Society.


D. Report of Secretary/Treasurer.

Treasurer Hogben presented the Treasurer's Report, which was published in IMAGE 56, and a financial 
summary that indicates that ILAS is in very good financial state with a current balance of ~180K. A 
newly introduced option to pay a one time fee for lifetime membership had generated funds that 
would not be expected to the same extent in the future. Members had no comments, and the meeting 
moved on.


E. Reports of Committees.

ii.   Education Committee

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

For each biannual issue of IMAGE, we have solicited and included an article related to the teaching 
of Linear Algebra.  Since our last ILAS meetings in 2014, there have been four articles that have 
been included.  In those four articles:  
.    Gil Strang (MIT) gives four different explanations and descriptions of why row rank is equal 
to column rank.
.    Jeremy Case (Taylor University) discusses how he uses journal articles that are useful in 
teaching Linear Algebra and shares several of his favorite articles that he uses in his own teaching.
.    David Strong (Pepperdine University) writes about the plethora of online resources and tools 
for teaching and doing linear algebra, and the ongoing efforts by the Mathematical Association of 
America (MAA) to locate and electronically gather these resources.
.    David Borland (RENCI, Univ. North Carolina), Tim Chartier (Davidson College) and Tabitha Peck 
(Davidson College) discuss some of the Linear Algebra ideas used by Pixar in its animation 
techniques.       

Also since our 2014 meeting in Korea, at each of the 2015 and 2016 Joint Meetings of the American 
Mathematical Society (AMS) and the MAA, we held two sessions on "Innovative and Effective Ways to 
Teach Linear Algebra."  At these sessions we enjoyed dozens of interesting and useful presentations 
on theoretical aspects of Linear Algebra and various interesting applications of Linear Algebra.  
Many of these are available online at http://faculty.pepperdine.edu/dstrong/LinearAlgebra.

Third, the MAA is in the on-going process of collecting online resources for Linear Algebra as part 
of their Course Communities within the MAA website.  Two years ago, 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:
http://www.maa.org/programs/faculty-and-departments/course-communities/browse?term_node_tid_depth=422
92

There is still a great need to better gather, organize and disseminate the many online resources 
available to teaching and doing linear algebra and other mathematics.

We encourage any suggestions other members of ILAS might have on furthering Linear Algebra 
education. Strong noted that a lot of the efforts of the Education Committee were based in the 
United States, and requested suggestions how to do the same in other countries.

iii. Institutional Membership Committee

The committee is composed of Steve Butler, Jason Grout, and Hugo Woerdeman (chair). Hugo Woerdeman 
reported for the committee.

There are currently six institutional members in addition to a special relationship that ILAS has 
formed with SIAM.  We offer institutional members two different levels of membership and we noted 
that all have joined at the higher level.  These institutional members are listed on the ILAS 
website and featured in IMAGE.  Some have gone further to give additional support beyond their 
dues.  In particular we recognize the significant support that Elsevier has made towards ILAS 
meetings.  We plan to continue having a working relationship with our institutional members moving 
forward and also look to expand to additional institutional members.  To this end we note that our 
current list of institutional members are all based in North America and are primarily related to 
support academic studies (through books, journals and/or software).  There is room to look into 
potential institutional members from other continents, as well as potential industrial sponsors who 
make extensive use of linear algebra. Douglas Farenick suggested that Mathematics Departments may 
be interested in a hardcopy subscription to IMAGE, an idea that will be explored. Finally, it was 
observed that a new chair of the committee will be appointed as the current chair has been elected 
to be Vice-President of ILAS.

i.  Journal Committee

Douglas Farenick reported for the Journal committee, which is comprised of Shmuel Friedland, Bryan 
Shader (ex-officio), Kevin Vander Meulen (ex-officio) and Ilse Ipsen (chair). He addressed the 
following four items:

(1)    IMAGE Editor-in-Chief, managing editor, and publishing modality: The Committee recommended 
to re-appoint Kevin Vander Meulen as EIC of Image for another 3-year term starting in January 2015; 
and also recommends to appoint a managing editor for Image. The Committee was divided on whether to 
abandon print copies of IMAGE and make it a completely electronic journal. Richard Brualdi asked 
how many people requested printed copies. This number is about 30 and declining. Treasurer Hogben 
interjected that those printed copies no longer affect the budget, as those who request printed 
copies pay an additional $20 per year. It was noted that if Mathematics Departments subscribe to 
IMAGE, as suggested under ii, the number may go up again.

(2)    ELA special issue: Francisco Carvalho submitted a request for an ELA special issue devoted 
to the MatTriad-2015 conference. However, the conference web page stated publication of a special 
issue with Springer. A request for clarification was left unanswered.

(3)    Plagiarism in ELA: Bryan Shader asked the ILAS Journal Committee to investigate a claim of 
plagiarism against the author of an ELA paper. The Committee concluded that this case did not 
constitute plagiarism, but merely ill-judged exposition, possibly due to author's inexperience. In 
response to a request for more details, Farenick reported that each member of the committee came to 
the same conclusion independently and that no feedback was given to the author.

(4)    Second Editor-in-Chief for ELA: The Committee reviewed and approved Bryan Shader's request 
to appoint Michael Tsatsomeros as a second EIC of ELA.

iv. ELA

Michael Tsatsomeros reported for ELA. He started out saying that Bryan Shader sends his regards, 
and expressed his regrets that he could not be present. Tsatsomeros addressed the following:

(1)    ELA publishes about 60 papers/year in normal issues, and about one special issue per year.  

(2)    Due to increasing number of submissions, as well as desires to shorten time to acceptance 
and add new expertise, ELA added an additional E-I-C and 9 new board members.  About 50% of the 
papers are handled by an Associate Editor. Immediate rejections by an EIC are mostly due to the 
paper being out of scope.

(3)    ELA has broad, increasing readership.  

(4)    ELA articles are increasingly cited, typically within 2 years of publication. ELA places in 
about the 30th percentile of Algebra/Number Theory journals and is consistent relative to LAA and 
LAMA.  Several graphs were shown comparing ELA to LAA and LAMA, which at this point perform better 
in the measures that were considered. The ELA board will be brainstorming how to enhance the 
reputation of ELA.  

(5)    ELA operations depend greatly upon Editorial Board and community members, in particular, the 
Managing Editors and referees. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them.

(6)    ELA had 35,674 downloads from 2413 different institutions in 144 countries.

v. Report on IMAGE

Editor-in-chief, Kevin Vander Meulen, reported.

Bojan Kuzma was thanked for four-and-a-half years of excellent work as Problems Corner Editor. 
Bojan has had to take on additional administrative duties at his institution. Rajesh Periera was 
welcomed as the new Problems Corner Editor.

It was noted that ILAS website, thanks to Sarah Carnochan Naqvi, is now tracking the number of 
downloads of IMAGE. In a one-year period, issue 54 was downloaded over 800 times.
 
The rest of the editorial board was also thanked for their work: Minerva Catral, Michael Cavers, 
Louis Deaett, Douglas Farenick, Carlos Fonseca, David Strong, Naomi Shaked-Monderer, and Amy Wehe.


F. Transaction of other business

i) Future ILAS meetings

The 21st ILAS meeting will be held July 24-28, 2017, in Ames Iowa. Organizer Leslie Hogben gave a 
short pitch. "Connections" is the main theme of the conference.

The 22st ILAS meeting will be held July 21-26, 2019, in Rio de Janeiro. Organizer Nair Maria Maia 
de Abreu presented in some detail the proposal, which had just been approved by the board on July 
12, 2016. She made the point that in Brazil there are many young students who could be encouraged 
to pursue Linear Algebra. President Semrl added that the organizers were experienced conference 
organizers, providing confidence that despite the somewhat more challenging political and public 
health situation in Brazil, the conference is still expected to be successful.

A proposal is in the making for 2020. After that 2022 and 2023 will need an ILAS meeting location, 
and those interested in pursuing this should contact ILAS 2nd President for ILAS Conferences 
Kirkland or a member of the ILAS Executive Committee.

ii) Other business

In light of the desire to raise the profile of Linear Algebra in the mathematical community, 
President Semrl encouraged members to submit proposals for Special Sessions at the Joint 
Mathematics Meeting, held annually in the United States, and to pursue similar initiatives in other 
countries.

President Semrl noted that his first term will end next February. He added, that while presidents 
can serve two terms, Hans Schneider had told him that since the Linear Algebra community is growing 
it may be appropriate to change the existing culture and have presidents typically serve only one 
term. In such a scenario, to promote continuity, the outgoing president could serve one year as an 
additional Vice-President, if so desired. Further pursuit of this thought was left to the 
Nominating Committee. Michael Overton initiated a round of applause expressing gratitude to Peter 
Semrl, just in case a new president would take over.


G. Adjournment

President Semrl adjourned the meeting at 1:51 p.m.


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


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2016 July 12                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2116 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: P.N. (Shiv) Shivakumar
SUBJECT: New Infinite Matrices Monograph (Amended)
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Infinite Matrices and Their Recent Applications
by P.N.Shivakumar, Yang Zhang (Uniiversity of Manitoba)
and K.C. Sivakumar (IIT, Chennai, India)

Springer International Publishing: e-Book ISBN: 978-3-319-30180-8 Hard cover ISBN: 978-3-319-30179-2

This monograph covers the theory of finite and infinite matrices over the fields of real numbers, 
complex numbers and over quaternions. Emphasizing topics such as sections or truncations and their 
relationship to the linear operator theory on certain specific separable and sequence spaces, the 
authors explore techniques like conformal mapping, iterations and truncations that are used to 
derive precise estimates in some cases and explicit lower and upper bounds for solutions in the 
other cases.

Most of the matrices considered in this monograph have typically special structures like being 
diagonally dominated or tridiagonal, possess certain sign distributions and are frequently 
nonsingular. Such matrices arise, for instance, from solution methods for elliptic partial 
differential equations. The authors focus on both theoretical and computational aspects concerning 
infinite linear algebraic equations, differential systems and infinite linear programming, among 
others. Additionally, the authors cover topics such as Bessel's and Mathieu's equations, viscous 
fluid flow in doubly connected regions, digital circuit dynamics and eigenvalues of the Laplacian.



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2016 June 29                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2115 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: 2016 ILAS Business Meeting 
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You are hereby invited to attend the
  
2016 ILAS BUSINESS MEETING

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 12:45
Raadzaal, Building SW, Campus Sociale Wetenschappen,
KU Leuven, Belgium


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)   Journal Committee (Douglas Farenick)
   ii)  Education Committee (David Strong)
   iii) Institutional Membership Committee
   iv)  Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra (Michael Tsatsomeros)
   v)   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 2014 Business Meeting 
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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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2016 June 22                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2114 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: 2017 Taussky-Todd Lecturer 
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2017 TAUSSKY-TODD LECTURER

Miklos Palfia will be the Taussky-Todd Lecturer at the ILAS Conference in Ames in 2017.

The 2017 Taussky-Todd Lecture Selection Committee consisted of Rajendra Bhatia, Shaun Fallat, Peter 
Semrl, and Paul Van Dooren.


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2016 May 31                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2113 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Kevin Vander Meulen
SUBJECT: IMAGE 56 Can Now Be Read Online 
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Issue 56 of IMAGE, the bulletin of ILAS, can now be obtained online at 
http://www.ilasic.org/IMAGE/

Issue 56 includes an interview with Volker Mehrmann, articles focusing on events of historical 
significance in linear algebra, and an education article describing linear algebra used in 
animation. As per usual, there are conference announcements, ILAS news, solutions to problems, new 
problems to try, and more...

Enjoy!


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2016 May 07                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2112 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Simo Puntanen & George P.H. Styan
SUBJECT: Ingram Olkin (1924-2016) 
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Dear ILAS community,

Ingram Olkin, Master of multivariate statistical analysis, majorization, linear algebra, and 
meta-analysis, passed away on 28th of April 2016 in Palo Alto, after complications from colon 
cancer. In  the words of his daughter Julia Olkin, "My father, Ingram Olkin, died peacefully on 
Thursday evening, April 28, with his daughter Rhoda and wife Anita by his side. He had absolutely 
no regrets ... both personally and professionally, and led a full, wonderful life. He valued all 
his friendships with everyone. Thank you for being a part of his life ..."

In one of his interviews Ingram describes himself: "You also know  that I'm generally a people 
person, which is one of the reasons why I've enjoyed students and collaborators. Over the years, 
the professional contacts have merged with the personal contacts."  We deeply miss a true People 
Person, Ingram Olkin.



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2016 May 01                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2111 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: ILAS Lectures at Non-ILAS Conferences and General Support of Non-ILAS Conferences 
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As part of ILAS's commitment to supporting activities in Linear Algebra, the Society maintains a 
program of providing some support to non-ILAS conferences. Effective with proposals submitted in 
2016 for conferences taking place in 2017, this support may take one of two forms (a conference may 
apply for only one of these two forms). 
ILAS Lectureships at non-ILAS conferences. It is now expected that ILAS lecturers will be of the 
stature of plenary speakers at ILAS conferences, and may be supported by up to US$1000 for 
expenses, or in the case of a Hans Schneider Lecturer, US$1500.  Reimbursement guidelines may be 
obtained  from the Secretary/Treasurer Leslie Hogben .
  
1. General support of conferences of up to $750.  Such support could be used for support of student 
expenses, expenses for participants from developing countries, or plenary speakers. Refreshment 
costs are not eligible. This is a new program and you are welcome to consult the President Peter 
Semrl  about what you may propose.
 
2. This is a reminder that there is a deadline of 30 September 2016 for receipt of  proposals for 
sponsorship  of ILAS Lectures at non-ILAS meetings and for general support of conferences taking 
place in 2017. Please note that we will not be able to consider applications submitted after the 
deadline as it is important to rank all applications in one go. Each proposal is automatically 
assumed to be also a request for the ILAS endorsement of the conference.

Further details on the guidelines for proposals can be found at the following link: 
http://www.ilasic.org/misc/non_ilas_guidelines.html



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2016 April 22                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2110 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Pamela Bye
SUBJECT: IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization 
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Charity Registration number 1017777
  
5th IMA Conference on
NUMERICAL LINEAR ALGEBRA AND OPTIMIZATION
University of Birmingham, UK

7 - 9 September 2016

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

Scope

The success of modern codes for large-scale optimization is heavily dependent on the use of 
effective tools of numerical linear algebra. On the other hand, many problems in numerical linear 
algebra lead to linear, nonlinear or semidefinite optimization problems. The purpose of the 
conference is to bring together researchers from both communities and to find and communicate 
points and topics of common interest.

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

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

Invited speakers
Tim Davis (Texas A&M University)
Anders Forsgren (KTH Stockholm)
Andreas Frommer (University of Wuppertal)
Jacek Gondzio (University of Edinburgh)
Laura Grigori (INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt)
Jennifer Scott (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
Lieven Vandenberghe (UCLA)
Organising committee
Michal Kocvara, University of Birmingham (co-chair)
Daniel Loghin, University of Birmingham (co-chair)
Iain Duff, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Nick Gould, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Julian Hall, University of Edinburgh
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.

Instructions for authors

Mini-symposium proposals and contributed talks are invited on all aspects of numerical linear 
algebra and optimization. Mini-symposium proposals should be submitted to conferences@ima.org.uk by 
31 March 2016. A mini-symposium is limited to at most two sessions on a single topic (maximum eight 
speakers). Organisers will be advised of acceptance by 11 April 2016. 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 2016 by e-mail to conferences@ima.org.uk. Authors will be advised of 
acceptance by 31 May 2016. A book of abstracts will be made available to delegates at the conference.


Key dates

Mini-symposia proposals: 31 March 2016

Notification of acceptance of mini-symposia: 11 April 2016

Abstract submission: 30 April 2016

Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 31 May 2016

Conference: 7-9 September 2016


Further information

Conference webpage: http://tinyurl.com/IMANLAO2016

For further information or to register your interest, please 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


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2016 April 19                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2109 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: ILAS Election Results 
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The ballots for the ILAS Vice-President election have now been counted, with the following result:

Hugo Woerdeman has been elected to the position of Vice-President for a term beginning on May 1, 
2016, and ending on February 28, 2019.

On behalf of ILAS, I take this opportunity to thank the members of the Nominating Committee - Harm 
Bart, Pauline van den Driessche (chair), Chi-Kwong Li, Francoise Tisseur, Eugene Tyrtyshnikov - for 
their efforts on behalf of ILAS.

Peter Semrl
ILAS President


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2016 April 12                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2108 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Stephen Kirkland
SUBJECT: Western Canada Linear Algebra Meeting, Second Announcement 
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The 2016 Western Canada Linear Algebra Meeting (WCLAM) will be held in Winnipeg at the University 
of Manitoba, 14-15 May, 2016. WCLAM provides an opportunity for researchers in linear algebra and 
related fields to meet, present accounts of their research, and hold informal discussions. Although 
the meeting has a regional base, it attracts a number of national and international participants, 
and enjoys a reputation for its welcoming atmosphere and high quality scientific program. Young 
mathematicians (graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, early career faculty) are especially 
encouraged to participate. WCLAM 2016 will feature three invited speakers: Rajesh Pereira 
(University of Guelph), Rachel Quinlan (National University of Ireland Galway) and Kevin Vander 
Meulen (Redeemer University College, ILAS Lecturer).

Contributed talks and posters are most welcome. Participants who wish to present a contributed talk 
or a poster should send a title/abstract to: ploskers@brandonu.ca. Contributed talks will be 25 
minutes (plus 5 minutes for questions). The deadline for title and abstract submission is 22 April 
2016. Abstracts should be prepared using the Latex template file available on the meeting's website: 
http://server.math.umanitoba.ca/~kirkland/wclam
The web site also contains details on registration, accommodation, and local information.

The meeting is organised by Shaun Fallat (Regina), Douglas Farenick (Regina), Hadi Kharaghani 
(Lethbridge), Steve Kirkland (Manitoba), Peter Lancaster (Calgary), Michael Tsatsomeros (Washington 
State) and Pauline van den Driessche (Victoria). The organisers gratefully acknowledge the sponsors 
of WCLAM 2016: ILAS, the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, and the University of 
Manitoba. 


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2016 April 02                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2107 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT:  SIAM 2016 Fellows 
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The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has recently announced its 
2016 SIAM Fellows, and among those named are long-time ILAS members Professor James 
G. Nagy from Emory University and Professor Francoise Tisseur from University of 
Manchester.

Jim was recognized for contributions to the computational science of image 
reconstruction, and Francoise for contributions to numerical linear algebra, 
especially numerical methods for eigenvalue problems.

On behalf of ILAS, I extend congratulations to both of them for this well-deserved 
honour.


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2016 April 02                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2106 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Bryan Shader
SUBJECT:  ELA Editorial Board 
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ELA is pleased to announce that upon the recommendation of the ILAS  Journal 
Committee, the ILAS Board of Directors appointed  Michael Tsatsomeros (Washington 
State University) to join  Bryan Shader (University of Wyoming) as co 
Editor-in-chief starting March 1, 2016.

In addition, recent additions to the ELA Editorial Board are: 
Dario Bini (Universita di Pisa), 
Sebastian M. Cioaba (University of Delaware), 
Geir Dahl (University of Oslo),      
Froilan Dopico (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), 
Torsten Ehrhardt (University of California--Santa Cruz), 
Zejun Huang (Hunan University), 
Sergei Sergeev (University of Birmingham), 
Ilya Spitkovsky (New York University Abu Dhabi and the College of  William and 
Mary), and 
Francoise Tisseur (University of Manchester). 

Sincerely,

Bryan Shader
Editor-in-chief
The Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra
http://repository.uwyo.edu/ela


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2016 March 28                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2105 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Lieven De Lathauwer
SUBJECT:  Release Tensorlab 3.0 
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Dear colleague,

It is our pleasure to inform you about the release of Tensorlab 3.0. Tensorlab is a 
Matlab toolbox for tensor computations, structured data fusion and complex 
optimization.

In Tensorlab 3.0, dedicated algorithms for the decomposition in multilinear 
rank-(Lr,Lr,1) terms have been added. The new release introduces a tensorization 
framework and offers increased support for handling large-scale and structured 
datasets. The performance, user-friendliness and capabilities of the domain specific 
language for structured data fusion have been enhanced, and a new tool has been 
developed for the visualization of tensors of arbitrary order. For more details on 
the new functionality, we refer to the detailed release notes at 
http://www.tensorlab.net/versions.html.

A collection of demos have been added to illustrate how Tensorlab can be used in 
various applications. These demos can be accessed at http://www.tensorlab.net/demos/.
 Additionally, an extensive new online manual can be found at 
http://www.tensorlab.net/doc/. The demos and manual can also be accessed through the 
new website http://www.tensorlab.net/.

The toolbox is free to use for non-commercial research. We hope that you will find 
it useful in your research and we welcome all suggestions and feedback.

Best regards,
Lieven De Lathauwer.
E-mail: tensorlab@esat.kuleuven.be


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2016 March 25                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2104 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Chi-Kwong Li
SUBJECT:  Special Issue of Linear and Multilinear Algebra 
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Dear colleagues,

The linear and multilinear algebra community is sad to lose Marvin Marcus, who had 
make substantial contributions on various topics on the subject, developed human 
resources by training and attracting many researchers to the research area, and 
co-founded the journal Linear and Multilinear Algebra. A special issue of Linear and 
Multilinear Algebra will be devoted to the memory of Marvin Marcus. Colleagues are 
encouraged to submit paper to the special issue by September 30, 2016. The special 
editors are:

Shmuel Friedland, University of Illinois - Chicago, friedlan@uic.edu.
Thomas Pate, Auburn University, pate_tom@bellsouth.net
Yiu-Tung Poon, Iowa State University, ytpoon@iastate.edu

Submissions should be done through the website:

https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/glma


Steve Kirkland and Chi-Kwong Li
Editors, Linear and Multilinear Algebra


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2016 March 21                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2103 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Ilse Ipsen
SUBJECT:  Graduate Student Modeling Workshop (IMSM 2016) 
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Graduate Student Modeling Workshop (IMSM 2016), July 2016

The 22nd Industrial Mathematical & Statistical Modeling (IMSM) Workshop for Graduate 
Students will take place at North Carolina State University, 17-27 July 2016.  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 provides students with experience in a research team environment and 
exposure to possible career opportunities. On the first day, a Software Carpentry 
bootcamp will bring students up-to-date on their programming skills in Python/Matlab 
and R, and introduce them to version control systems and software repositories.

Local expenses and travel expenses will be covered for students at US institutions.

The application deadline is 15 May 2016.
Information is available at http://www.samsi.info/IMSM16
and questions can be directed to grad@samsi.info

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


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2016 March 21                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2102 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: John B. Gauci
SUBJECT:  The Second Malta Conference in Graph Theory and Combinatorics 
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The Second Malta Conference
in Graph Theory and Combinatorics
(2MCGTC 2017)

Malta, 26-30 June 2017
www.um.edu.mt/events/2mcgtc2017/

1st Announcement

The Department of Mathematics, within the Faculty of Science, of the University of 
Malta is pleased to announce "The Second Malta Conference in Graph Theory and 
Combinatorics". This conference will commemorate the 75th birthday of Professor 
Stanley Fiorini, who was the first to introduce graph theory and combinatorics at 
the University of Malta.

It will be held in the seaside resort of Qawra in the north of the island, and will 
run from Monday 26 to Friday 30 June 2017. The aim of this conference is to bring 
together experts and researchers in all the areas of graph theory and combinatorics 
from across the world to share their research findings, and to enhance collaboration 
between researchers who are in different stages of their career.
 
Plenary Speakers: 
Yair Caro (University of Haifa-Oranim, Israel) 
Peter Dankelmann (University of Johannesburg, South Africa) 
Patrick W. Fowler, F.R.S. (University of Sheffield, United Kingdom) 
Peter Frankl (Alfr´┐Żd R´┐Żnyi Institute of Mathematics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 
Hungary) 
Chris Godsil (University of Waterloo, Canada) 
Wilfried Imrich (Montanuniversit´┐Żt Leoben, Austria) 
Gyula O. H. Katona (Alfr´┐Żd R´┐Żnyi Institute of Mathematics, Hungarian Academy of 
Sciences, Hungary) 
Sandi Klavzar (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) 
Mikhail Klin (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel) 
Imre Leader (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom) 
Brendan McKay (Australian National University, Australia) 
Karen Meagher (University of Regina, Canada) 
Raffaele Scapellato (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) 
Slobodan Simic (Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Serbia) 
 
Contributed Talks:

A number of parallel sessions for talks delivered by participants will be
held. A special issue of "Discrete Applied Mathematics", containing selected
full length papers, refereed according to the high standards of the journal,
will be dedicated to the Conference.

Organising Committee: 
Peter Borg 
John Baptist Gauci 
Josef Lauri 
Irene Sciriha 

Further information:

Website: www.um.edu.mt/events/2mcgtc2017/
e-mail:   2mcgtc2017@um.edu.mt  


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2016 March 11                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2101 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben, ILAS Secretary/Treasurer
SUBJECT:  Voting in the upcoming 2016 ILAS Special Election for Vice President 
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In the upcoming ILAS Special Election for Vice President, electronic voting will 
again be used, with Votenet Solutions, the company that has conducted previous ILAS 
elections (and that is used by SIAM to conduct its elections).

Each member will be e-mailed an individual username and password and instructions 
for electronic voting. This e-mail will be sent on or about March 14, 2015. You may 
vote as soon as you receive your username and password. Voting will conclude on 
April 15, 2016.

You can determine whether or not you are currently an member of ILAS (as of March 1, 
2016) 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 though 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.

3) The March 1 online list is a combined list of 2015 and 2016 members. At the end 
of March we will purge this list to show 2016 members only, but that does not affect 
the election.

If you believe you are a member of ILAS in 2015 or 2016 and are not on this list, 
please email the Secretary Treasurer Leslie Hogben at ilas@iastate.edu. Your email 
should include a forward of the ILAS email thank you for your dues payment, or your 
ILAS membership form completed online (showing date prior to March 1, 2016) 
requesting a fee-waiver.

Although we continue to accept and process ILAS membership forms, we will not be 
able to process any additional memberships before the election begins.


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2016 March 07                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2100 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Kevin Vander Muelen
SUBJECT: Send News and Articles for IMAGE Issue 56 
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Deadline: April 2, 2016

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 either
     Bojan Kuzma (bojan.kuzma@upr.si) or
     Rajesh Pereira (pereirar@uoguelph.ca)
 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).

Deadline for submission is April 2, 2016

IMAGE Issue 56 is scheduled to be published online June 1, 2016.
Kevin N. Vander Meulen, Editor-in-Chief, IMAGE


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2016 March 01                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2099 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
SUBJECT: Rocky Mountain--Great Plains Graduate Research Workshop in Combinatorics 
2016 
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Rocky Mountain--Great Plains Graduate Research Workshop in Combinatorics 2016 (GRWC 
2016)
July 17 - 29 at the University of Wyoming, in Laramie, WY

GRWC is a 2-week collaborative research workshop for experienced graduate students 
from all areas of combinatorics, broadly interpreted (combinatorial matrix theory 
has been an integral part of GRWC since its beginning). Students will work in 
collaborative groups with faculty and postdocs on research problems from across the 
discipline. The workshop will also host a variety of professional development 
workshops to prepare students and postdocs for the job hunt and their transition to 
the careers in academia, government, or industry. All graduate students applying to 
participate in the GRWC will submit an open problem in combinatorics (broadly 
interpreted). Organizing faculty will engage in 1-on-1 mentoring with participants 
to help them refine their submissions. These problems will form the basis of the 
collaborative research undertaken at the workshop.

We anticipate funding (lodging, some meals, and in some cases travel) for up to 24 
participants. Applications are  encouraged from students at institutions both within 
and outside the United States. There is funding both for students from US 
institutions as well as funding for those from outside of the US.

Applicants should submit a current CV, a statement of interest, a proposed research 
problem (1-2 pages) that may be selected to be presented during the workshop, and a 
letter of support from your research advisor.
 
Inquiries and application materials should be emailed to grwc2016@gmail.com.   
The deadline for full consideration is Friday, March 18th.
More information is available at the workshop website: 
http://sites.google.com/site/rmgpgrwc

Please direct all inquiries to grwc2016@gmail.com

The organizing institutions for GRWC are Iowa State University, University of 
Colorado Denver, University of Denver, University of Nebraska--Lincoln, and 
University of Wyoming. The workshop is funded in part by these institutions, the 
NSA, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), the Combinatorics 
Foundation, and NSF funding is anticipated.
  
  
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2016 February 26                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2098 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Ion Zaballa
SUBJECT:  5th ALAMA Conference 
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5th ALAMA Conference on
Linear Algebra, Matrix Analysis and Applications
University of Leon, Spain

20 - 22 June 2016

We are pleased to announce the Fifth ALAMA Meeting that will held in Leon (Spain).

ALAMA is the Spanish network that gathers together scientist interested in Linear 
Algebra, Matrix Analysis and Applications. Like in the previous editions the aim of 
the conference is to bring together for three days, in an environment favouring work 
and exchange of ideas, researchers, whether they are members of the Network or not, 
whose work has some connection, one way or the other, with linear algebra, matrix 
analysis, matrix theory and/or their possible applications in different contexts. We 
thus hope to cover a wide spectrum of interests, both from a theoretical point of 
view and from a more numerical and/or computational viewpoint, not forgetting the 
eventual practical applications.

Invited speakers
Andre Ran: Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam
Valeria Simoncini:  Universit´┐Ż di Bologna
Steve Mackey (tentative): Western Michigan University
Raquel Pinto: Universidade de Aveiro
Alberto Hernandez: INCIBE (Spanish Cybersecurity National Institute)

Scientific Committee
Miguel Carriegos (Universidad de Leon)
Andreas Frommer (University of Wuppertal)
Jos´┐Ż Angel Hermida (Universidad de Leon)
Montserrat Lopez (Universidad de Leon)
Fran´┐Żoise Tisseur (University of Manchester)
Paul Van Dooren (University of Leuven)
Ion Zaballa (University of Basque Country)

Conference venue
The conference will be hosted by the University of Leon. Talks will take place at La 
Real Colegiata de San Isidoro.

Key dates
Abstract submission: 29 March 2016
Conference: 20-22 June 2016


Further information
Conference web page: http://alama.unileon.es/


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2016 February 23                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2097 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: ILAS Election 
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In the last ILAS elections Bryan Shader has been re-elected to the position of Vice 
President for a three-year term, but due to unforeseen family medical issues, he has 
resigned immediately after being elected. In accordance with ILAS bylaws, Steve 
Kirkland has been appointed to complete his term. And we immediately started the 
activities to elect a new Vice President.

The Nominating Committee has completed its work.

Nominated for a term, beginning May 1, 2016, and ending February 28, 2019, as ILAS 
Vice-President are:

- Heike Fassbender, Germany
- Hugo Woerdeman, USA

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, Pauline van den Driessche, vandendr@uvic.ca, by March 10, 2016.

Many thanks to the Nominating Committee:

Harm Bart
Pauline van den Driessche (chair)
Chi-Kwong Li
Francoise Tisseur
Eugene Tyrtyshnikov

for their important service to ILAS.

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


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2016 February 21                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2096 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Russ Merris
SUBJECT: Marvin David Marcus (July 31, 1927-February 20, 2016) 
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Marvin David Marcus (July 31, 1927-February 20, 2016), my teacher and a giant of 
matrix theory and linear algebra, has fallen.  In the words of his daughter, "After 
a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease, my beloved, handsome, brilliant and 
charming father passed away in his sleep. Happily, I had visited him just nine days 
ago, and during a few minutes of clarity, he was able to tell me how deeply he loved 
me. He also understood clearly my expression of my great love for him. I honor him, 
bless him, and will miss him every day. A longer obituary will be published, and I 
will announce the date of a memorial service to be held later in the spring in Santa 
Barbara."


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2016 February 21                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2095 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Dragan Stevanovic
SUBJECT: Conference on Spectra of Graphs and Their Applications 
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Mathematical institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts is organizing a 
conference on spectra of graphs and their applications (SGA 2016) in honor of 
Professor Dragos Cvetkovic for his 75th birthday. The conference takes place in the 
Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Belgrade on May 18-20, 2016.

Invited speakers are: 
Willem Haemers (Tilburg): Spectral characterizations of graphs 
Jack Koolen (Hefei): On graphs with smallest eigenvalue at least -3 
Vilmar Trevisan (Porto Alegre): Recent developments on Laplacian eigenvalue 
distribution 
Christoph Helmberg (Chemnitz): A semidefinite programming view on spectral 
properties of graph Laplacians 

In addition to invited lectures, participants may present short contributions of 20 
minutes, related to spectral properties of matrices associated with graphs. As 
customary for mathematical conferences, a booklet of abstracts will be available at 
the conference, while selected papers may be submitted to a special issue of the 
institute's journal Publ. Inst. Math., Nouv. Ser. Such papers will undergo a 
standard peer review procedure.

The conference web site is available at 
http://www.mi.sanu.ac.rs/conferences/sga2016.htm

Registration is handled by Mathematical institute's partner agency Impala, which you 
may also contact for accommodation requests. Registration and abstract submission 
deadline is April 15.

We will also organize a full-day post-conference excursion on May 21 to Sremski 
Karlovci, an important Serbian cultural heritage site and, equally important, a gem 
of Serbian wine making. The excursion will include wine tasting and lunch in one of 
the local wineries.

Looking forward to welcome you in Belgrade,
Dragan Stevanovic


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2016 February 19                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2094 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Francisco Carvalho
SUBJECT: International Workshop on Matrices and Statistics 
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From 6 to 9 of June, 2016, it will take place the 25th edition of the International 
Workshop on Matrices and Statistics (2016), at the city of Funchal (Madeira Island, 
Portugal).

Visit us at www.iwms.ipt.pt

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together researchers sharing an interest in 
a variety of aspects of statistics and its applications as well as matrix analysis 
and its applications to statistics, and offer them a possibility to discuss current 
developments in these subjects. The workshop will bridge the gap among 
statisticians, computer scientists and mathematicians in understanding each other's 
tools. We anticipate that the workshop will stimulate research, in an informal 
setting, and foster the interaction of researchers in the interface between matrix 
theory and Statistics.

Some emphasis will be put on related numerical linear algebra issues and numerical 
solution methods, relevant to problems arising in statistics.

The workshop will include invited talks and special sessions devoted to cutting edge 
research topics.


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2016 February 18                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2093 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Pedro Freitas
SUBJECT: International Workshop on Operator Theory and Operator Algebras 
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Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to announce the *International Workshop on Operator Theory and 
Operator Algebras - WOAT 2016.*

Start date: July 05, 2016

End date: July 08, 2016

Location: Instituto Superior T´┐Żcnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal

URL: https://woat2016.math.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/

This workshop continues a series of conferences organized in Lisbon since 2006 and 
aims to stimulate communication between researchers in Operator Theory and Operator 
Algebras. WOAT 2016 will also include two special sessions on Matrix Theory and 
Applications.

A small number of grants is available to students and young researchers (send 
application up to May 15, 2016).

Deadline for abstract submission: May 13, 2016,
Deadline for early registration: May 31, 2016.

More details can be found at the conference webpage.

We would appreciate it if you forward this information to any colleagues or graduate 
students who might be interested in participating.

Looking forward to seeing you in Lisbon.

On behalf of the organizing committee,

Pedro J Freitas.


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2016 February 02                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2092 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Helena Smigoc
SUBJECT:  Permanent Lectureships at UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics 
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University College Dublin School of Mathematics and Statistics is seeking to appoint 
eight permanent lectureships. This is a themed recruitment of several permanent 
lecturers including a position with a preference for Algebra and its Applications. 
(Other positions are across the areas of Applied Probability, Stochastic Analysis, 
Stochastic Modelling, Statistical Modelling, Financial Mathematics, Networks, 
Optimization, Computational Mathematics, and Computational Statistics.)

To view the ads, please go to 
http://www.ucd.ie/hr/jobvacancies/
click on the large button "Job vacancies for external applicants" 
Under "search by UCD School/Unit" select Mathematics and Statistics and click 
'search' 

Here are direct links to the ads.

* - https://www.ucd.ie/hr/Lecturer(ATB)inActuarialScience

* - https://www.ucd.ie/hr/Lecturer(ATB)inAppliedMathematics

* - https://www.ucd.ie/hr/Lecturer(ATB)inMathematics

* - https://www.ucd.ie/hr/Lecturer(ATB)inMathematics

* - https://www.ucd.ie/hr/Lecturer(ATB)inFinancialMathematics

* - https://www.ucd.ie/hr/Lecturer(ATB)inStatistics


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2016 January 18                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2091 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT:  ILAS Lectures at Non-ILAS Conferences and a General Support of Non-ILAS 
Conferences 
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As part of ILAS's commitment to supporting activities in Linear Algebra, the Society 
maintains a program of providing some support to non-ILAS conferences. Effective 
with proposals submitted in 2016 for conferences taking place in 2017, this support 
may take one of two forms (a conference may apply for only one of these two forms). 
ILAS Lectureships at non-ILAS conferences. It is now expected that ILAS lecturers 
will be of the stature of plenary speakers at ILAS conferences, and may be supported 
by up to US$1000 for expenses, or in the case of a Hans Schneider Lecturer, 
US$1500.  Reimbursement guidelines may be obtained from the Secretary/Treasurer 
Leslie Hogben .
  
General support of conferences of up to $750.  Such support could be used for 
support of student expenses, expenses for participants from developing countries, or 
plenary speakers. Refreshment costs are not eligible. This is a new program and you 
are welcome to consult the President Peter Semrl  about 
what you may propose. 

This is a reminder that there is a deadline of 30 September 2016 for receipt of 
proposals for sponsorship  of ILAS Lectures at non-ILAS meetings and for general 
support of conferences taking place in 2017. Please note that we will not be able to 
consider applications submitted after the deadline as it is important to rank all 
applications in one go. Each proposal is automatically assumed to be also a request 
for the ILAS endorsement of the conference.

Further details on the guidelines for proposals can be found at the following link: 
http://www.ilasic.org/misc/non_ilas_guidelines.html


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2016 January 15                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2090 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Rebecca Malkovich
SUBJECT: IMA Math-to-Industry Boot Camp, June 20 to July 29, 2016 
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The IMA is hosting a six-week "boot camp" designed to provide graduate students with 
training and experience that is valuable for employment outside of academia. The 
program is targeted at Ph.D. students in pure and applied mathematics and consists 
of courses in the basics of programming, data analysis, and mathematical modeling. 
Students will work in teams on projects, be provided with soft skills training, and 
interact with industry participants.


Please share this message with colleagues and encourage graduate students to apply.


More information and the online application are available at:
  
http://www.ima.umn.edu/2015-2016/SW6.20-7.29.16/


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2016 January 14                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2088 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Pamela Bye
SUBJECT: 5th IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra 
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5th IMA Conference on
NUMERICAL LINEAR ALGEBRA AND OPTIMIZATION
University of Birmingham, UK

7 - 9 September 2016

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

Scope

The success of modern codes for large-scale optimization is heavily dependent on the 
use of effective tools of numerical linear algebra. On the other hand, many problems 
in numerical linear algebra lead to linear, nonlinear or semidefinite optimization 
problems. The purpose of the conference is to bring together researchers from both 
communities and to find and communicate points and topics of common interest.

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

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

Invited speakers
Tim Davis (Texas A&M University)
Anders Forsgren (KTH Stockholm)
Andreas Frommer (University of Wuppertal)
Jacek Gondzio (University of Edinburgh)
Laura Grigori (INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt)
Jennifer Scott (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
Lieven Vandenberghe (UCLA)

Organising committee
Michal Kocvara, University of Birmingham (co-chair)
Daniel Loghin, University of Birmingham (co-chair)
Iain Duff, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Nick Gould, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Julian Hall, University of Edinburgh
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.

Instructions for authors

Mini-symposium proposals and contributed talks are invited on all aspects of 
numerical linear algebra and optimization. Mini-symposium proposals should be 
submitted to conferences@ima.org.uk by 31 March 2016. A mini-symposium is limited to 
at most two sessions on a single topic (maximum eight speakers). Organisers will be 
advised of acceptance by 11 April 2016. 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 2016 by e-mail to conferences@ima.org.uk . Authors will be 
advised of acceptance by 31 May 2016. A book of abstracts will be made available to 
delegates at the conference.


Key dates

Mini-symposia proposals: 31 March 2016

Notification of acceptance of mini-symposia: 11 April 2016

Abstract submission: 30 April 2016

Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 31 May 2016

Conference: 7-9 September 2016


Further information

Conference webpage: http://tinyurl.com/IMANLAO2016

For further information or to register your interest, please 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
  
  
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2016 January 06                                    ILAS-NET Message No. 2087 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Stephen Kirkland
SUBJECT: 2016 Western Canada Linear Algebra Meeting (WCLAM) 
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WCLAM 2016 will be held in Winnipeg at the University of Manitoba, 14-15 May, 2016. 
WCLAM provides an opportunity for researchers in linear algebra and related fields 
to meet, present accounts of their research, and hold informal discussions. Although 
the meeting has a regional base, it attracts a number of national and international 
participants, and enjoys a reputation for its welcoming atmosphere and high quality 
scientific program. Young mathematicians (graduate students, postdoctoral 
researchers, early career faculty) are especially encouraged to participate. WCLAM 
2016 will feature three invited speakers: Rajesh Pereira (University of Guelph), 
Rachel Quinlan (National University of Ireland Galway) and Kevin Vander Meulen 
(Redeemer University College, ILAS Lecturer).

Contributed talks and posters are most welcome. Participants who wish to present a 
contributed talk or a poster should send a title/abstract to: ploskers@brandonu.ca. 
Contributed talks will be 25 minutes (plus 5 minutes for questions). The deadline 
for title and abstract submission is 22 April 2016. Abstracts should be prepared 
using the Latex template file available on the meeting's website: 
http://server.math.umanitoba.ca/~kirkland/wclam . Partial financial support may be 
available for a limited number of students and postdocs who contribute a talk or a 
poster. To request financial support, please email Stephen.Kirkland@umanitoba.ca no 
later than 28 March 2016. Details regarding accommodation will be posted on the 
meeting's website as they become available.

The meeting is organised by Shaun Fallat (Regina), Douglas Farenick (Regina), Hadi 
Kharaghani (Lethbridge),

Steve Kirkland (Manitoba), Peter Lancaster (Calgary), Michael Tsatsomeros 
(Washington State) and Pauline van den Driessche (Victoria). The organisers 
gratefully acknowledge the sponsors of WCLAM 2016: ILAS, the Pacific Institute for 
the Mathematical Sciences, and the University of Manitoba.


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2016 January 05                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2086 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: ILAS Election Results 
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The ballots for this year's ILAS elections have now been counted, with the following 
results:

Bryan Shader has been re-elected to the position of Vice President for a three-year 
term, beginning on March 1, 2016;

and

Ravindra Bapat and Helena Smigoc have been elected to three-year terms as members of 
the  ILAS Board, beginning on March 1, 2016.

On behalf of ILAS, I take this opportunity to thank the members of the Nominating 
Committee - Rachel Quinlan (chair), Pauline van den Driessche, Raf Vandebril, David 
Watkins, Hugo Woerdeman  - for their efforts on behalf of ILAS, and also to thank 
all of the nominees for their participation in the election.

Do to unforeseen family medical issues, Bryan Shader will be resigning his post as 
ILAS Vice President. We thank him for his service to ILAS.

Another election for Vice President will be held shortly. In the interim and in 
accordance with ILAS bylaws, the ILAS President has appointed Steve Kirkland to 
complete Bryan Shader's current term as ILAS Vice President.

Peter Semrl
ILAS President



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2016 January 05                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2085 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: 2016 Hans Schneider Prize 
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2016 HANS SCHNEIDER PRIZE

Rajendra Bhatia and Paul Van Dooren are 2016 Hans Schneider prize recipients for 
lifetime contributions to linear algebra.

Rajendra Bhatia has made very substantial and broad contributions to perturbation of 
eigenvalues and eigenvectors, positive definite matrices, and matrix equations and 
inequalities. He has brought ideas and techniques from other areas, like Riemmanian 
geometry, to matrix analysis. He is a prolific writer having written several books, 
three of which (Perturbation Bounds for Matrix Eigenvalues, Matrix Analysis, and 
Positive Definite Matrices) are now classics and greatly cited.

Paul Van Dooren has made very substantial and significant contributions to linear 
algebra and its applications to other disciplines. His main line of research is 
numerical linear algebra and matrix theory, with applications to system and control 
theory. His work has been innovative and has been cited an unusually large number of 
times.  Recently he has applied numerical linear algebra and matrix theory to large 
scale graphs and networks, drawing the attention of many researchers in applied 
science.

For many years, both Bhatia and Van Dooren have served the linear algebra community, 
and more generally the mathematics and scientific community, in many important ways: 
editorial work, expository writing, committees, and mentorship to young students and 
researchers. Both are highly respected members of the linear algebra community.

Paul Van Dooren will be awarded the prize at the ILAS Conference in Leuven in 2016, 
and Rajendra Bhatia will be awarded the prize at the ILAS Conference in Ames in 2017.

The 2016 Hans Schneider Prize Selection Committee consisted of Richard Brualdi 
(chair), Shmuel Friedland, Ilse Ipsen, Thomas Laffey, Xingzhi Zhan, and Peter Semrl 
(ex officio).