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2017 December 19                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2183
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
SUBJECT: 2018 ILAS Election Voting Is Now Open 

On December 18 each current member of ILAS was e-mailed an individual link, 
username, password and instructions for electronic voting, and voting is 
open.   

If you did not receive an e-mail and think you are a member, please verify 
that you are indeed an ILAS  member (remember, receiving ILAS-Net messages 
does not imply you are an ILAS  member).  You can determine whether or not you 
are a member of ILAS by consulting the website:
http://www.ilasic.org/misc/membership.html 
If you are a member and did not receive an e-mail, please contact Leslie 
Hogben, ILAS Secretary Treasurer, at ilas@iastate.edu to obtain your username 
and password.

If you have received your instructions but have not yet voted, you may vote 
any time through 11:59 PM GMT February 1  (ILAS operates on Greenwich Mean 
Time) but it is recommended to vote by January 31 because  the election ends 
at 11:59 PM GMT  regardless of the time zone you are in.  So for many people 
the election ends early in the day Feb 1). 


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2017 December 14                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2182
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben, ILAS Secretary/Treasurer
SUBJECT: 2018 ILAS Elections


Voting in the next ILAS election (for terms starting March 1, 2018) will take 
place December 18, 2017 - February 1, 2018.  Members will be e-mailed their 
voting instructions on December 18 or 19.  ILAS uses Universal Time = 
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and the election will end with the end of the day 
Feb. 1 GMT.

In order to vote you will need to be a current member of ILAS as of December 
15, 2017.  If you wish to join ILAS and are not a member, email the 
Secretary/Treasurer Leslie Hogben  no later than December 
15, 2017 and if possible you will be added (there are some requirements to be 
met).  No additions are possible after December 15.

The official ILAS membership list http://www.ilasic.org/misc/membership.html  
lists all current members and will soon be updated to include memberships 
received by December 12.  

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

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

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

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


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2017 December 09                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2181
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Vilmar Trevisan
SUBJECT: Linear Algebra and Applications Workshop -  LAAW2018

Linear Algebra and Applications Workshop -  LAAW2018

We are pleased to announce that the  Linear Algebra and Applications  Workshop 
-  LAAW2018 - will be held on July  30-31, 2018 in Niterói, RJ, Brazil, at 
Fluminense Federal University (UFF).


LAAW2018 is a satellite event of ICM 2018 (International Congress of  
Mathematicians).

We have four confirmed invited speakers:

Carlos Tomei, PUC-RJ, Brazil;
Chris Godsil, University of Waterloo, Canada;
Dragan Stevanovic, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts,  Serbia;
José Roberto P. Rodrigues, Petrobras/Cenpes, Brazil.

In addition to the invited plenary talks, LAAW 2018 consists of  contributed 
talks and poster sessions. Contributions in any area of Linear Algebra are 
welcome.

Deadline for submissions:  March 15, 2018

More details can be found in  https://laaw2018.org/ 

We hope to see you at  LAAW2018,

Renata R. Del-Vecchio UFF
Vilmar Trevisan UFRGS


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2017 December 07                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2180
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
SUBJECT: Postdoctoral Positions at Iowa State University

The Department of Mathematics at Iowa State University is accepting 
applications for postdoctoral positions through mathjobs.org, (
https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/11413).  Areas sought include combinatorial 
matrix theory and spectral graph theory, which are considered as part of 
combinatorics for the purposes of the priority areas referenced in the ad, and 
candidates with interests in these areas are encouraged to apply.  Leslie 
Hogben and Steve Butler are among the sponsoring faculty.


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2017 November 30                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2179
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Kevin Vander Meulen
SUBJECT: IMAGE 59 is Ready

Issue 59 includes
two interviews (Shmuel Friedland
and Henry Wolkowicz),
a feature article on Chebyshev technology,
an education article on matrix multiplication,
conference reports and announcements,
interesting problem solutions,
new problems to explore,
and more...

Enjoy!


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2017 November 23                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2178
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Michael Tsatsomeros
SUBJECT: Western Canadian Linear Algebra Meeting 2018

First Announcement
Western Canada Linear Algebra Meeting
May 26-27, 2018
Washington State University, Pullman, WA

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

Please visit and bookmark the WCLAM 2018 website for information on 
registration, support for students and post-docs, accommodation, as well as our 
featured speakers:

http://www.math.wsu.edu/math/faculty/tsat/W-CLAM18.html 



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2017 November 20                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2177
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Gleb Pogudin
SUBJECT: Second Call for Papers for ISSAC'18

ISSAC 2018

International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation
July 16-19 2018
The CUNY Graduate Center, New York, USA
SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

http://www.issac-conference.org/2018 

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The International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation is the 
premier conference for research in symbolic computation and computer algebra. 
ISSAC 2018 will be the 43rd meeting in the series, which started in 1966 and 
has been held annually since 1981. The conference presents a range of invited 
speakers, tutorials, poster sessions, software demonstrations and vendor 
exhibits with a centerpiece of contributed research papers.

ISSAC 2018 is held on July 16-19 2018, at the CUNY Graduate Center, New York, 
USA.

Important Dates:
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Abstract submission: January 22, 2018
Paper submission: January 29, 2018
Notification of acceptance/rejection: April 13, 2018
Camera-ready copy due: May 07, 2018

Invited Speakers
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Micha Sharir, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Thomas Sturm, CNRS Nancy, France, Max Planck Institute Saarbrueken and
Saarland University, Germany
Andrew Sommese, University of Notre Dame, USA

Travel Grants
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A limited number of travel grants will be available for junior participants 
who are from US-based institutions or who are US citizens. Information on how 
to apply for travel support will be made available on the conference website.

Submission Instructions
-----------------------
ISSAC 2018 invites the submission of original research contributions to be 
considered for publication and presentation at the conference. Papers should 
not duplicate work published or submitted for consideration elsewhere.

Papers must be in English and should not exceed 8 pages in the ACM conference 
proceedings style. Note that ACM has recently updated its style files. See the 
submission guidelines on the conference website for further details.

Submissions in other article styles are also accepted, but the final version 
must be at most 8 pages when compiled with the ACM style file (equivalent to 
about 17 pages of letter size paper, typeset in 12pt with normal spacing and 
reasonably large margins). Extended abstracts are not allowed. Papers may have 
an appendix that may be read by the reviewers and PC members at their 
discretion, but will not be included in the published version of the paper.

Submission is via EasyChair, at the web site
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=issac2018 

Topics
------
All areas of computer algebra and symbolic mathematical computation are of 
interest. These include, but are not limited to:

Algorithmic aspects:

* Exact and symbolic linear, polynomial and differential algebra
* Symbolic-numeric, homotopy, perturbation and series methods
* Computational algebraic geometry, group theory and number theory
* Computer arithmetic
* Summation, recurrence equations, integration, solution of ODEs & PDEs
* Symbolic methods in other areas of pure and applied mathematics
* Complexity of algebraic algorithms and algebraic complexity


Software aspects:

* Design of symbolic computation packages and systems
* Language design and type systems for symbolic computation
* Data representation
* Considerations for modern hardware
* Algorithm implementation and performance tuning
* Mathematical user interfaces


Application aspects:

* Applications that stretch the current limits of computer algebra
  algorithms or systems, use computer algebra in new areas or new
  ways, or apply it in situations with broad impact.


Special Issue of Journal of Symbolic Computation
------------------------------------------------
A special issue of Journal of Symbolic Computation will be published following 
ISSAC 2018. Guest Editors will be Manuel Kauers, Alexey Ovchinnikov and Éric 
Schost. All submitted papers will be refereed according to the usual JSC 
refereeing process. The call for papers for this special issue will give 
details of the submission process.


Conference Organization
-----------------------
General Chairs: Manuel Kauers, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
                Alexey Ovchinnikov, City University of New York, USA
Program Committee Chair: Éric Schost, University of Waterloo, Canada


Program Committee
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Fatima K. Abu Salem, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Anna Bigatti, Universitŕ di Genova, Italy
Shaoshi Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Thomas Cluzeau, Université de Limoges, France
Luca De Feo, Université de Versailles, France
Matthew England, Coventry University, UK
Gábor Ivanyos, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Fredrik Johansson, INRIA Bordeaux, France
Jeremy Johnson, Drexel University, USA
Laura Kovacs, University of Vienna, Austria
Viktor Levandovskyy, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Hongbo Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Susan Margulies, United States Naval Academy, USA
Katsusuke Nabeshima, Tokushima University, Japan
Daniel Perrucci, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mohab Safey El Din, Sorbonne Universités, France
Dave Saunders, University of Delaware, USA
Éric Schost, University of Waterloo, Canada
Arne Storjohann, University of Waterloo, Canada
Jan Verschelde, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA


Authors take Note
-----------------
The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available 
in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the 
first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the 
deadline for any patent filings related to published work.


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2017 November 09                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2176
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Sarah Plosker
SUBJECT: Prairie Discrete Mathematics Workshop 2018

Prairie Discrete Mathematics Workshop
June 12-15, 2018
Brandon University in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
https://www.brandonu.ca/pdmw/

The main objective of the PDMW is to bring together researchers in the area of 
discrete mathematics from across the prairie region as well as neighbouring 
provinces and states. The goal for the workshop is to provide opportunities 
for sharing research and joint research projects.

Invited Speakers:
Richard Brewster (Thompson Rivers University)
Rob Craigen (University of Manitoba)
Shonda Gosselin (University of Winnipeg)
Gary MacGillivray (University of Victoria) 
Karen Meagher (University of Regina)

Contributed talks: 
We invite anyone working in discrete mathematics, including those working in 
combinatorics, graph theory, matrix analysis, quantum information theory, and 
theoretical computer science, to submit an abstract for a contributed talk. 
Early career researchers, postdocs, and graduate students are particularly 
encouraged to submit an abstract.


For more information contact Shahla Nasserasr: nasserasrs@brandonu.ca or Sarah 
Plosker: ploskers@brandonu.ca


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2017 November 09                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2175
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: 2018 Class of the Fellows of the AMS


The American Mathematical Society (AMS) has recently announced its 2018 AMS 
Fellows, and among those named are two ILAS members:

Michele Benzi from Emory University was recognized for contributions in 
numerical linear algebra, exposition, and service to the profession,

and

Thomas Kailath from Stanford University was recognized for contributions to 
information theory and related areas, and for applications.

On behalf of ILAS, I extend congratulations to both of them for this 
well-deserved honour.
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2017 October 16                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2174
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: 2017 ILAS Elections


The Nominating Committee for the 2017 ILAS elections has completed
its work.

Nominated for a three year term, beginning March 1, 2018, as ILAS
Secretary/Treasurer is: Leslie Hogben
Nominated for the two open three-year terms, beginning March 1, 2018,
as "at-large" members of the ILAS Board of Directors are:
-Maria Isabel Bueno
-Lajos Molnar
-Abbas Salemi
-Vilmar Trevisan

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, Froilan Dopico,
dopico@math.uc3m.es, by November 10, 2017.

Many thanks to the Nominating Committee:
-Froilan Dopico (Chair)
-Richard Brualdi
-Anne Greenbaum
-Yongdo Lim
-Sarah Plosker
for their important service to ILAS.

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

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2017 October 26                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2173
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Pam Bye
SUBJECT: Sixth IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization


Sixth IMA Conference on
Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization
University of Birmingham, UK

27 - 29 June 2018

The IMA and the University of Birmingham are pleased to announce the Sixth 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
Amir Beck (Technion Haifa)
Julian Hall (University of Edinburgh
Misha Kilmer (Tufts University)
Dominique Orban (Polytechnique Montréal)
Alison Ramage (University of Strathclyde)
Francoise Tisseur (University of Manchester)
Luis Nunes Vicente (University of Coimbra)
Steve Wright (University of Wisconsin)

Organising committee
Michal Kocvara, University of Birmingham (co-chair)
Daniel Loghin, University of Birmingham (co-chair)
Coralia Cartis, University of Oxford
Nick Gould, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Philip Knight, University of Strathclyde
Jennifer Scott, University of Reading and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

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 January 
2018. A mini-symposium consists of up to four speakers. For emerging topics the 
mini-symposium can be extended to at most two sessions on a single topic (maximum 
eight speakers). Organisers will be advised of acceptance by 12 February 2018. 
Contributed talks and mini-symposia talks will be accepted on the basis of a one 
page extended abstract which should be submitted by 28 February 2018 online at 
https://my.ima.org.uk. Authors will be advised of acceptance by 31 March 2018. A 
book of abstracts will be made available to delegates at the conference.

Key dates

Mini-symposia proposals: 31 January 2018
Notification of acceptance of mini-symposia: 12 February 2018
Abstract submission: 28 February 2018
Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 31 March 2018
Conference: 27-29 June 2018

Further information

Conference webpage: https://ima.org.uk/7149/6thIMANLAO/ 

For further information or to register your interest in this conference, please 
contact Lizzi Lake, Conference Officer: email conferences@ima.org.uk, tel +44 (0) 
1702 354 020, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Catherine Richards 
House, 16 Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EF, UK.


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2017 October 14                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2172
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
SUBJECT: ILAS Dues Payments

As is customary. ILAS will send individual dues notices this month for membership 
year 2018 to dues paying members who are not already 2018 members.  In January 
2018 an additional notice will be sent to each 2017 dues paying member member who 
has not yet renewed.  

Membership requests for 2018 with fee-waiver for members having student status, 
postdoc status, or financial hardship are also currently being processed.  

Information about how to make a dues payment or fee-waiver request is contained in 
the dues notices and also appears at the bottom of this message.

Due to variation in the election timing and complications in processing dues 
payments over the holiday season, the ILAS Board has decided that the membership 
year will be interpreted to align with the board and officer terms, March 1 - Feb. 
28/29.   Note that this change in interpretation aligns with long-term ILAS 
practice, when there was an unofficial grace period that extended from the 
beginning of the year to the beginning of March before removing non-renewing 
members from the membership rolls (with the exception of 2017). It is expected 
that the membership rolls will be updated to remove non-renewing members in early 
March 2018.

Dues payment and fee-waiver request information

To pay dues or request a fee- waiver, go to 
http://ilasic.org/misc/memberselect.html and select the relevant button for your 
payment method or fee-waiver request.  

Dues paying members with questions about the payment system should contact the 
Secretary/Treasurer, Leslie Hogben, at hogben@aimath.org .  

Fee-waiver members with questions should contact the Secretary/Treasurer, Leslie 
Hogben, at ILAS@iastate.edu .


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2017 October 09                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2171
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Gleb Pogudin
SUBJECT: International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation 2018

ISSAC 2018

International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation
July 16-19 2018
The CUNY Graduate Center, New York, USA
FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

http://www.issac-conference.org/2018 

The International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation is the premier 
conference for research in symbolic computation and computer algebra. ISSAC 2018 
will be the 43rd meeting in the series, which started in 1966 and has been held 
annually since 1981. The conference presents a range of invited speakers, 
tutorials, poster sessions, software demonstrations and vendor exhibits with a 
centerpiece of contributed research papers.

ISSAC 2018 is held on July 16-19 2018, at the CUNY Graduate Center, New York, USA.

Important Dates:
----------------
Abstract submission: January 22, 2018
Paper submission: January 29, 2018
Notification of acceptance/rejection: April 13, 2018
Camera-ready copy due: May 07, 2018

Submission Instructions
-----------------------
ISSAC 2018 invites the submission of original research contributions to be 
considered for publication and presentation at the conference. Papers should not 
duplicate work published or submitted for consideration elsewhere.

Papers must be in English and should not exceed 8 pages in the ACM 
sig-alternate.cls style, found at
http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template 

Submissions in other article styles are also accepted, but the final version must 
be at most 8 pages when compiled in sig-alternate.cls style (equivalent to about 
17 pages of letter size paper, typeset in 12pt with normal spacing and reasonably 
large margins). Extended abstracts are not allowed. Papers may have an appendix 
that may be read by the reviewers and PC members at their discretion, but will not 
be included in the published version of the paper.

Submission is via EasyChair, at the web site
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=issac2018 

Topics
------
All areas of computer algebra and symbolic mathematical computation are of 
interest. These include, but are not limited to:

Algorithmic aspects:

* Exact and symbolic linear, polynomial and differential algebra
* Symbolic-numeric, homotopy, perturbation and series methods
* Computational algebraic geometry, group theory and number theory
* Computer arithmetic
* Summation, recurrence equations, integration, solution of ODEs & PDEs
* Symbolic methods in other areas of pure and applied mathematics
* Complexity of algebraic algorithms and algebraic complexity


Software aspects:

* Design of symbolic computation packages and systems
* Language design and type systems for symbolic computation
* Data representation
* Considerations for modern hardware
* Algorithm implementation and performance tuning
* Mathematical user interfaces


Application aspects:

* Applications that stretch the current limits of computer algebra
 algorithms or systems, use computer algebra in new areas or new
 ways, or apply it in situations with broad impact.


Special Issue of Journal of Symbolic Computation
------------------------------------------------
A special issue of Journal of Symbolic Computation will be published following 
ISSAC 2018. Guest Editors will be Manuel Kauers, Alexey Ovchinnikov and Éric 
Schost. All submitted papers will be refereed according to the usual JSC 
refereeing process. The call for papers for this special issue will give details 
of the submission process.


Conference Organization
-----------------------
General Chairs: Manuel Kauers, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
                Alexey Ovchinnikov, City University of New York, USA
Program Committee Chair: Éric Schost, University of Waterloo, Canada


Program Committee
-----------------
Fatima K. Abu Salem, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Anna Bigatti, Universitŕ di Genova, Italy
Shaoshi Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Thomas Cluzeau, Université de Limoges, France
Luca De Feo, Université de Versailles, France
Matthew England, Coventry University, UK
Gábor Ivanyos, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Fredrik Johansson, INRIA Bordeaux, France
Jeremy Johnson, Drexel University, USA
Laura Kovacs, University of Vienna, Austria
Viktor Levandovskyy, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Hongbo Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Susan Margulies, United States Naval Academy, USA
Katsusuke Nabeshima, Tokushima University, Japan
Daniel Perrucci, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mohab Safey El Din, Sorbonne Universités, France
Dave Saunders, University of Delaware, USA
Éric Schost, University of Waterloo, Canada
Arne Storjohann, University of Waterloo, Canada
Jan Verschelde, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA


Authors take Note
-----------------
The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in 
the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day 
of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any 
patent filings related to published work.


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2017 September 20                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2170
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: LAA Special Issue in Honor of Vladimir Sergeichuk

Linear Algebra and Its Applications (LAA) is pleased to announce a special issue 
in honor of Professor Vladimir Sergeichuk in recognition of his many important 
contributions to linear algebra and on the occasion of his 70th birthday in 2019. 
LAA solicits papers for the special issue within the entire scope of LAA with a 
special emphasize on research topics related to the work of Vladimir Sergeichuk. 
The deadline for submissions of papers is April 1, 2018. All submissions will be 
subject to normal refereeing procedures and the usual standards of LAA will be 
applied. They should be submitted via the Elsevier Editorial System EES (
http://ees.elsevier.com/laa/), choosing the special issue called ``In Honor of 
Vladimir Sergeichuk" and the responsible Editor-in-Chief Peter Semrl.

Authors will have the opportunity to suggest one of the following special editors 
to handle their submission: Natalia Bebiano, Matej Bresar, Vyacheslav Futorny.


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2017 September 20                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2169
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Daniel Szyld
SUBJECT: Postdoc Available at Temple University

We encourage applications for a postdoc position in "Computational and Applied 
Mathematics." This includes, Numerical Linear Algebra, Numerical PDEs, 
Computational Science, Mathematical Biology, Scientific Computing, and 
Computational Modeling. The best applications are those where there is a clear 
match with a mentor faculty member from the Department ( www.math.temple.edu). 
Feel free to contact the appropriate faculty member if you have questions, or 
simply to explore common interests.

The official ad from mathjobs #10742 reads as follows:

The Department of Mathematics at Temple University seeks applications for two 
Postdoctoral Assistant Professors (non-tenure track). Preferred areas for the 
search are Algebra, Analysis, and Computational and Applied Mathematics, but 
strong candidates in other areas will be given consideration.

The positions are intended for new or recent Ph.D.s with strong research potential 
and excellent teaching skills. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in mathematics by 
the time of appointment and will be each paired with a faculty mentor (or mentors) 
in their research areas.

The initial appointment is for two years, with the possibility of extension to a 
third year per mutual agreement. The teaching load is 2-1 in the first two years.

Applications should be submitted through mathjobs.org and include the standard AMS 
Cover Sheet for Academic Employment, a cover letter naming at least one possible 
mentor, a CV, a research statement, a teaching statement, and four letters of 
recommendation, one of which should address the candidate's teaching qualifications.

Please direct all inquiries to mathematics@temple.edu 

Screening of applications will begin on December 1st, 2017, and will continue 
until the position is filled. Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal 
Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. 
We especially encourage applications from women, minority candidates and other 
underrepresented groups in the mathematical sciences. The Department of 
Mathematics at Temple University abides by the AMS postdoctoral offer response 
date guidelines.


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2017 September 20                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2168
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Tatiana Tchemisova
SUBJECT: Workshop on Graph Spectra, Combinatorics and Optmization, WGSCO 2018

WGSCO2018 : SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
WGSCO2018 - "Workshop on Graph Spectra, Combinatorics and Optimization"
Aveiro, Portugal, January 25-27, 2018
http://wgsco2018.web.ua.pt

The organizing committee of WGSCO2018 "Workshop on Graph Spectra, Combinatorics 
and Optimization" is reminding that the deadline of the abstract submissions, 
September 30, is approaching. We kindly invite you to submit your paper and 
participate in the Workshop. Please notice that the participants of the Workshop 
have the opportunity to submit their full papers to two special issues dedicated 
to the Workshop: Special issue of DAM and Special issue of Optimization.

Venue: Department of Mathematics, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Aim and Scope: The aim of WGSCO2018 is to bring together academic specialists 
and promote broad exchange of information and new developments in Spectral 
Graph Theory, Combinatorics and Optimization, and other related areas. During 
the Workshop we will commemorate the 65th birthday of Domingos M. Cardoso, who 
is a prominent Professor of the University of Aveiro.

Format of the Workshop: The scientific program of the Workshop consists of 
Plenary talks by the Invited Speakers and 20-minute contributed talks. We 
kindly invite you to contribute to the scientific program of the Workshop by 
submitting an abstract or a Special Session and participating in the Workshop. 
All abstracts will be refereed by the members of the International Scientific 
Committee. The abstracts will be published electronically in the Book of 
Abstracts.

The topics of the Workshop: Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Graph Theory, 
Algorithms and Computing Techniques, Combinatorial Optimization, Communications 
and Control Theory, Enumerative Combinatorics, Extremal Combinatorics, Graph 
Theory, Optimization in Graphs, Graph Spectra and applications, Linear 
Optimization, Networks, Nonlinear Optimization 

Invited Speakers: Jerzy Szymaoski, University of Adam Mickiewicz, Poland; Jorge 
Orestes, New University of Lisbon, Portugal; Nair Abreu, Federal University of 
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil; Peter Rowlinson, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK; 
Richard Brualdi, University of Wisconsin, USA; Slobodan Simic, Serbian Academy 
of Sciences and Arts; Tamás Terlaky, Lehigh University, USA; Vadim Lozin, 
University of Warwick, UK; Willem Haemers, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

Special Issues

A special issue of Discrete Applied Mathematics (DAM) and of Optimization with 
full-length papers will be dedicated to the WGSCO2018.

We invite the participants of the Workshop to submit their papers to these 
Special Issues.

Submitted papers will be considered as potential full-paper publications in 
this Special Issues subject to peer reviews, and should not have been 
previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication 
elsewhere. All submissions will be refereed with the same standards as leading 
international journals. The main criteria for acceptance are the quality and 
originality of the contribution. The deadline for the submission of the 
full-length papers is May 31, 2018.

Contacts: CIDMA-wgsco2018@ua.pt

Important Dates
Abstract Submission and Special Session Proposals: September 30, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: October 15, 2017
Early-Bird Registration: October 30, 2017
Later Registration: January 05, 2018
Conference: January 25-27, 2018

All information at the workshop website: http://wgsco2018.web.ua.pt

Special Session Proposals are very welcome! Looking forward to meeting you in 
Aveiro!

On behalf of the Organizing Committee
Co-chairs: Paula Carvalho, Sofia Pinheiro, Tatiana Tchemisova


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2017 September 11                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2167
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
SUBJECT:  Change in ILAS Payment Methods

ILAS has made a change in credit card payment processing method that requires 
routing the member to membership forms on different sites depending on payment 
method.  When you click the "Join ILAS Now" button on the membership page 
http://www.ilasic.org/misc/membership.html,
you will see a screen that looks like this:



Please select the method of payment that you will use and click the appropriate 
button.  

Dues paying members with questions about the new payment system should contact 
the Secretary/Treasurer, Leslie Hogben, at hogben@aimath.org.  Fee-waiver 
members with questions should contact the Secretary/Treasurer, Leslie Hogben, 
at ILAS@iastate.edu.

The reason for change is that the increasing levels of cost, complexity, and 
legal liability associated with accepting credit card payments have made it 
difficult and unwise for ILAS to process credit card payments directly, so we 
have contracted with Iowa State University Registration Services to process our 
credit card payments for a fee.  

Since US$ checks cost ILAS nothing, this is the preferred payment method,  For 
members for whom US$ check is not convenient, the credit card payment method is 
available up to $300.  Since the credit card fee is a % of the amount and ILAS 
bank charges a fixed fee for wire transfers, wire transfers should be used of 
amounts of $300 or more.

Please note that donations will be handled only via US$ check or wire transfer, 
and the existing donation form continues continues to work for those payment 
methods.  Donors with questions should contact the Secretary/Treasurer, Leslie 
Hogben, at hogben@aimath.org.


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2017 September 07                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2166
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Daniel Szyld
SUBJECT:  Remembering Ivo Marek

With deep sorrow we inform the community that Ivo Marek, Professor Emeritus at 
Charles University and at the Czech Technical University in Prague, passed away 
on August 18, 2017 at the age of 84. Ivo Marek was an outstanding 
mathematician, who contributed over 170 papers and 3 monographs on a wide range 
of topics. Among those we highlight neutron transport theory and related 
problems of nuclear reactor theory, numerical methods for many types of 
iterative methods for linear and non-linear operator equations, and especially 
for singular problems, including stochastic matrices.

His knowledge was remarkably broad and deep, and this can be glanced for example 
in his use of functional analysis tools in applied linear algebra problems.  He 
served as editor of several journals.

Among his honors we mention that he was the recipient of the Czechoslovak 
National Prize in Science and the Bolzano Medal (Mathematical Sciences). Two 
conferences were organized in his honor, and three special issues of Numer. 
Linear Algebra Appl. (10) 2003, (16) 2009, and (22) 2015, were dedicated to him.

His colleagues and friends will remember him for his extraordinary enthusiasm 
for science and education, for his friendly and generous personality, his sense 
of humor, his important role in integrating Czech computational mathematicians 
into the international community, and for his love of music, especially Mozart.

Ivo will be sorely missed. We remember him with gratitude and respect.

Radim Blaheta, Zdenek Strakos, and Daniel Szyld


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2017 September 04                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2165
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT:  ILAS Lectures at Non-ILAS Conferences and a General Support of 
Non-ILAS Conferences

As part of ILAS's commitment to supporting activities in Linear Algebra, the 
Society maintains a program of providing some support to non-ILAS conferences. 
This support may take one of two forms (a conference may apply for only one of 
these two forms).

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

General support of conferences of up to $750. Such support could be used for 
support of student expenses, expenses for participants from developing 
countries, or plenary speakers. Refreshment costs are not eligible. You are 
welcome to consult the President Peter Semrl about what you may propose.

This is a reminder that there is a deadline of 30 September 2017 for receipt 
of proposals for sponsorship  of ILAS Lectures at non-ILAS meetings and for 
general support of conferences taking place in 2018. 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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2017 August 05                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2164
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Hugo Woerdenan
SUBJECT: Minutes of the 2017 Ilas Business Meeting

2017 ILAS BUSINESS MEETING

 Wednesday, July 26, 2017
 Carver Hall, Room 305
 Iowa State University
 Ames, Iowa, USA

Agenda:

 A. Reading of Notice of Meeting.
 B. Reading of the Minutes of Previous Meeting.
 C. Report of President and Vice President.
 D. Report of Secretary/Treasurer.
 E. Reports of Committees.
     i)   Education Committee (David Strong)
     ii)  Institutional Membership Committee (Steve Butler)
     iii) Journal Committee (Rajendra Bhatia)
     iv)  Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra (Bryan Shader/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 26, 2017, in 
Carver Hall, Room 305, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA
  
President Semrl called the meeting to order at 4:55 p.m. About 70 ILAS members 
were in attendance.

 A. Reading of notice of meeting.

 B. Reading of the minutes from the previous meeting.

 Minutes of the 2016 Business Meeting held in Leuven, Belgium, were approved.

 C. Report of President and Vice-President .Final approval was given by the 
Board for ILAS to support each ILAS conference with up to $2000.
.The Board approved the appointment of Steve Butler to be the Assistant 
Secretary/Treasurer.
.The Board approved a three-year renewable agreement with Elsevier Inc., where 
ILAS recognizes Linear Algebra and its Applications (LAA) as an affiliated 
journal and allows Elsevier Inc. to engage in associated promotion activities, 
and where Elsevier Inc. provides speaker support for ILAS conferences as well 
as reduced LAA subscription rates for ILAS members.
.The Board approved The Israel Gohberg ILAS-IWOTA Lecture series, in 
collaboration with the International Workshop on Operator Theory and its 
Applications (IWOTA). President Semrl announced that he was planning to 
approach Andre Ran and Hugo Woerdeman (he accepted) to be the ILAS 
representatives on the Israel Gohberg ILAS-IWOTA lecture committee for the 2020 
IWOTA meeting. Future Israel Gohberg ILAS-IWOTA lectures will be held at the 
2022 ILAS meeting and the 2024 IWOTA meeting
.The board approved the appointment of Louis Deaett as Editor-in-Chief of IMAGE 
starting August 1, 2017. Kevin Vander Meulen will continue as 
co-Editor-in-Chief for 1-3 issues as appropriate.
.The membership was informed that IMAGE will no longer provide hard copies. 
Issue 59 will be the last issue of IMAGE with a print edition. Starting with 
issue 60, IMAGE will only be produced in an electronic format. Accomodations 
will be made for the two ILAS members who prepaid for IMAGE hardcopies.
.The membership was informed that from now on the membership year will be March 
1 - February 28/29. This works better with the timing of elections, which are 
held in January-February.  It was observed that the by-laws are silent on this 
issue, and that no other ILAS business is affected by this change.
.The membership was informed that the ILAS 2020 meeting will be held at 
National University of Ireland, Galway, June 22-26.
.ILAS elections ran from January 12, 2017 to February 16, 2017 and proceeded 
via electronic voting. The following were (re-)elected with three-year terms 
that began on 1 March 2017: 
Peter Semrl (President), and James Nagy and Rachel Quinlan (Board members). 
Froilán Dopico and Michael Overton completed their terms on the ILAS Board of 
Directors on 28 February 2017. They were thanked for their service to ILAS. 
Gratitude was also extended to the members of the Nominating Committee (Heike 
Fassbender (chair), Shmuel Friedland, Sang-Gu Lee, Chi-Kwong Li, Luis Verde 
Star) and to all candidates that agreed to have their names stand for the 
elections.

D. Report of Secretary/Treasurer.

Treasurer Hogben presented the Treasurer's Report, which was published in 
IMAGE 58, and indicated that ILAS is in good financial state with a current 
balance of ~188K. The new line item for the Israel Gohberg ILAS-IWOTA lecture 
was pointed out.
  
 E. Reports of Committees.

 i.   Education Committee

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

 Strong mentioned four notable activities since the 2016 ILAS Business Meeting:  
.Articles on Linear Algebra education in IMAGE 
.Educational sessions at ILAS 2017
.Sessions on "Innovative and Effective Ways to Teach Linear Algebra" at 2017 
Joint Meetings of the AMS and MAA 
.Book "Challenges and Strategies in Teaching Linear Algebra" 
Suggestions ILAS members might have on furthering Linear Algebra education are 
welcome.
  
 ii. Institutional Membership Committee

 The committee is composed of Steve Butler (chair), Heike Fassbender, Yongdo 
Lim, and Peter Semrl (ex-officio). Steve Butler reported for the committee.

 The current institutional members are: Elsevier; Pearson; World  Scientific; 
SIAM; CRC Press; Taylor and Francis; Maplesoft.  This membership  has been 
stable for the past three years. In addition to the institutional membership 
dues, some of the institutional members give additional support to ILAS and 
ILAS conferences through sponsorship, e.g., talks.
  
 We continue to maintain our relationship with institutional members and where  
possible strengthen them.  To help strengthen these relationships we should  
look for synergies between the institutional members and ILAS members, e.g.,  
expanding sponsorship opportunities. While we are always open to new 
institutional members; we are not actively recruiting new institutional 
members at this time.
  
 iii.  Journals Committee
  
 Chair Rajendra Bhatia reported for the Journals committee, which is comprised 
of Geir Dahl, Froilán Dopico, Bryan Shader (ex-officio), Kevin Vander Meulen 
(ex-officio) and Rajendra Bhatia (chair).
  
 Bhatia thanked the previous committee members (Ilse Ipsen (chair), Douglas 
Farenick, Shmuel Friedland, Bryan Shader (ex-officio), Kevin Vander Meulen 
(ex-officio)) for their service and especially for their hard work on the 
reappointment of Bryan Shader as Editor-in-Chief of ELA for another three-year 
term, which started on November 1, 2016. He also announced the appointment of 
Louis Deaett as Editor-in-Chief of IMAGE starting August 1, 2017.
  
 iv. ELA

 Michael Tsatsomeros, Co-Editor-in-Chief, reported for ELA. He started out 
saying that Bryan Shader sends his regards. Tsatsomeros addressed the following:
 He thanked all Editors, the managing team (consisting of Panos Psarrakos, 
Sarah Carnochan-Naqvi and Michael Cavers), and all referees. .Harm Bart and 
Christian Mehl resigned as editors. Their service was appreciated. ELA is 
planning to replace them.
.To date over 101,000 papers were downloaded from over 4,301 institutions and 
170 countries through the ELA portal. 43,863 downloads of ELA papers occurred 
in the last year.
.The acceptance rate for ELA over the last 3 years is about 26% which is 
slightly lower than the historic average of around 35%.
.For the most recently completed normal volume the median time from submission 
to publication was 180 days.
.The number of citations to ELA articles per year has grown 22% since 2013 and 
67% since 2012.
.LAA, LAMA and ELA average 1.01, .9 and .45 citations per article over the last 
3 years, respectively.
.ELA's most recent H-index is 23; that is, 23 ELA papers have received 23 or 
more citations.
.Vol 31 had 56 papers and with a total of 833 pages. Vol 32 has so far about 25 
papers.
.There were 237 submissions in the period June 2016-May 2017, with 298 the year 
before.
.About 50-60 papers/year seems to be about the acceptable workload for the 
journal. Ilse Ipsen asked whether ELA should use CrossCheck to detect 
plagiarism. Tsatsomeros said that Bryan Shader is working to make CrossCheck 
available via the University of Wyoming library, and that they have not used it 
yet. He added that by simply using Google and other means they exposed some 
misbehavior (including resubmitting a paper with different authors and 
simultaneous submissions of the same manuscript to different journals).

 v. Report on IMAGE

 Editor-in-chief, Kevin Vander Meulen, reported. .Michael Cavers has ended his 
term as a contributing editor for feature articles. He was thanked for his 
service since 2012. He was thanked, in particular, for his help setting up 
the LaTeX structures for IMAGE when he began his term. Sebastian Cioaba will 
take over as contributing editor for feature articles.
.Douglas Farenick is stepping down as contributing editor for book reviews, 
due to some new administrative duties. He was thanked for his service since 
2013. Colin Garnett has been appointed as the new book reviews editor.
.Louis Deaett will serve as Editor-in-Chief starting with the 2017 Fall issue 
of IMAGE, issue 59. Kevin Vander Meulen will continue as co-Editor-in-Chief 
for 1-3 more issues, to provide continuity.
.Issue 59 will be the last issue of IMAGE with a print edition. Starting with 
issue 60, IMAGE will only be produced in an electronic format.
.It was noted that ILAS website, thanks to Sarah Carnochan Naqvi, has been 
tracking the number of downloads of IMAGE. In a one-year period, issue 56 was 
downloaded over 1200 times. 
Issue 57 has over 1000 downloads in the last 8 months and issue 58 already has 
over 500 downloads in two months.
.The rest of the editorial board was also thanked for their work: Minerva 
Catral, Louis Deaett, Carlos Fonseca, Rajesh Pereira, David Strong, Naomi 
Shaked-Monderer, and Amy Wehe.
President Semrl initiated a round of applause for Kevin Vander Meulen thanking 
him for all the work he has done over the years.

 F. Transaction of other business

 i) Future ILAS meetings
  
 The 22nd ILAS meeting will be held July 8-12, 2019, in Rio de Janeiro. 
Organizers Nair Abreu and Vilmar Trevisan informed the membership that the 
website (ilas2019.org) for the meeting is up and that Scientific Organizing 
and Local Organizing Committees were formed. In addition, they described 
their activity in raising awareness of the ILAS 2019 meeting in Brasil by 
organizing local workshops, including the Linear Algebra and its Applications 
Workshop (laaw2018.org) to be held July 30-31, 2018, just before the ICM 
2018, also to be held in Rio. The organizers encouraged everyone to come to 
ILAS 2019.
  
 The 23st ILAS meeting will be held held at National University of Ireland, 
Galway, June 22-26, 2020. Organizers Rachel Quinlan and Helena Smigoc gave 
initial impressions of the conference site and of the city of Galway, which 
has been designated the European Capital of Culture 2020.
  
 ii) Other business

 President Semrl encouraged members to come to the Conference on Applied 
Linear Algebra (SIAM-ALA18), Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, May 
4-8, 2018. Mark Embree and Valeria Simoncini will be ILAS lecturers at this 
meeting.
  
 The next ILAS business meeting will be in Rio de Janeiro in 2019.

 G. Adjournment

 President Semrl adjourned the meeting at 5:47 p.m.


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



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2017 July 31                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2163
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Heike Fassbender
SUBJECT: Householder Symposium XXI, June 2020

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

http://users.ba.cnr.it/iac/irmanm21/HHXXI/index.html 

This symposium is the twenty-first in a series, previously called the 
Gatlinburg Symposia, and will be organized in cooperation with the Society for 
Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the SIAM Activity Group on 
Linear Algebra.

The Symposium is very informal, with the intermingling of young and 
established researchers a priority. Participants are expected to attend the 
entire meeting. The seventeenth Householder Award for the best thesis in 
numerical linear algebra since 1 January 2017 will be presented.

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

The application deadline will be some time in Fall 2019.

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



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2017 June 16                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2162
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
SUBJECT: ILAS 2017 Deadlines

This email contains information about deadlines for registration, banquet, and 
excursion.  Additional information can be found on the conference website 
https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/

Registration
Please note that all reduced rates, including student, postdoc, developing 
country, and ILAS member/Fields/IMA will end June 30.  All registrations after 
that date will be at the general rate of $300.   All speakers and poster 
presenters are required to register. If you have not already registered for 
ILAS 2017 and wish to attend, you can register by going to the page
https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/registration/
If you are not currently an ILAS member and want to use the member rate you 
should pay for your membership as part of the registration process. 

Banquet, and excursion
Tickets for the conference banquet and the excursion must be purchased by July 
6 (and may run out before then).  They were supposed to be purchased during 
the registration process.  If you already registered and would like to add one 
or more of these items, please contact registrations@iastate.edu to update 
your registration  and make payment arrangements.  Note: 
* The banquet will be held Thursday July 27 at the ISU Memorial Union very 
close to the conference site.  The cost is $40.
* Information on the excursion may be found at
https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/local/
(the first item Living History Farms).  The cost is $50.

Leslie Hogben, Chair, ILAS 2017 Organizing Committees



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2017 June 16                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2161
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Hugo Woerdenan
SUBJECT: 2017 ILAS Business Meeting


You are hereby invited to attend the

2017 ILAS BUSINESS MEETING

Wednesday July 26, 2017, 16:45-18:15,
Room 305, Carver Hall,
Iowa State University,
Ames, IA 50011,
USA.


Agenda:

A. Reading of Notice of Meeting.
B. Reading of the Minutes of Previous Meeting.
C. Report of President and Vice President.
D. Report of Secretary/Treasurer.
E. Reports of Committees.
    i)   Education Committee (David Strong)
    ii)  Institutional Membership Committee (Steve Butler)
    iii) Journal Committee (Rajendra Bhatia)
    iv)  Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra (Bryan Shader/Michael Tsatsomeros)
    v)   IMAGE (Kevin Vander Meulen)
F. Transaction of Other Business.
    i)  Future ILAS meetings
    ii) Any other business
G. Adjournment.


Below are the minutes of the 2016 Business Meeting

_______________________________________________________


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=42292 

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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2017 June 01                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2160
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Kevin Vander Meulen
SUBJECT: IMAGE 58 Can Now Be Read Online

Issue 58 of IMAGE, the bulletin of ILAS,
can now be obtained online at
http://www.ilasic.org/IMAGE/ 

Issue 58 includes
interviews with Russ Merris and Heike
Fassbender, a couple Education articles,
a history of linear algebra in Korea,
notices of upcoming conferences,
interesting problem solutions,
new problems to try,
and more...

Enjoy!


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2017 June 01                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2159
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
SUBJECT:  ILAS 2017 Poster Session Deadline Extended


Poster session

The deadline for submitting a poster for presentation has been extended until 
June 14.  

On Monday evening July 24 there will be a poster presentation session as part 
of the reception.  To submit a poster, please send an email with "ILAS 2017 
poster" in the subject to ILAS2017@iastate.edu.  In the email state your name, 
affiliation, and poster title.  No abstract is necessary.  Posters will be 
accepted until June 14 or until the poster session is full.  


Leslie Hogben, Chair, ILAS 2017 Organizing Committees


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2017 May 09                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2158
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
SUBJECT:  ILAS 2017, Iowa State University


This message contains a lot of information on the ILAS 2017 conference.  If 
you plan to attend, please read the entire message.

Registration

If you have not already registered for ILAS 2017 and wish to attend, you can 
register by going to the page 
https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/registration/.  If you are not currently an 
ILAS member and want to use the member rate you should pay for your membership 
as part of the registration process.  If you have recently joined ILAS 
directly (and sent your payment), you may use the member rate to register even 
if you do not appear on the current list of ILAS members, because processing 
of ILAS memberships is slow in the late spring/summer.  All memberships 
received by July 1 will be processed before the conference and anyone who used 
the ILAS member rate who is not a member of ILAS (or at Fields or IMA) will be 
billed for the difference.

Please note that all reduced rates, including student, postdoc, developing 
country, and ILAS member/Fields/IMA will end June 30.  All registrations after 
that date will be at the general rate of $300.   

Abstracts

Abstracts of talks by speakers who have registered for ILAS 2017 are in the 
draft Book of Abstracts available at 

https://wp.las.iastate.edu/ilas-2017/wp-content/uploads/sites/114/2017/05/ILA201
7abstracts.pdf

Please note that your abstract will not appear there until you register for 
the conference at

https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/registration/

This is a separate process from the Fields Institute online system 
registration used to submit the abstract.

Corrections to abstracts should be sent to ILAS2017@iastate.edu with "ILAS2017 
abstract correction" as the subject.  Please note: We will not correct? 
?non-mathematical errors? ?unless they were? ?caused by LaTeX issues or 
involve our processing of data from? the ?Fields Institute online system; in 
particular, we will not reword abstracts? ?nor? ?change titles? ?due to 
content changes you have made? ?since submitting the abstract. 

Program & Schedule

The summary schedule appears at
https://wp.las.iastate.edu/ilas-2017/wp-content/uploads/sites/114/2014/07/ILAS20
17_Schedule.pdf
(it is linked from the program page).  The summary schedule is regularly 
updated with additional information and will soon have room numbers for 
parallel sessions.  

The draft schedule of contributed talks is linked from the program page
https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/program/ 
(choose the schedule link on the Contributed Talks (Schedule) line above the 
Schedule link (which links to the summary schedule).  The session # refers to 
the parallel session # in the summary schedule.

The times for talks in mini-symposia are listed in the Program. A partial 
draft of the Program, including the time and place of all talks, will soon be 
linked to the program page
https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/program/

Poster session

On Monday evening July 24 there will be a poster presentation session as part 
of the reception.  To submit a poster, please send an email with "ILAS 2017 
poster" in the subject to ILAS2017@iastate.edu.  In the email state your name, 
affiliation, and poster title.  No abstract is necessary.  Posters will be 
accepted until May 31 or until the poster session is full, whichever comes 
first.  Further information about the poster session will be e-mailed to 
presenters by mid-June.

Hotel booking

Hotels are filling fast and all participants who do not already have a booking 
are encouraged to reserve a room directly with a hotel as soon as possible.  See
https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/hotels/

Box lunch, banquet, and excursion

Tickets for the Monday box lunch, the conference banquet, and the excursion 
must be purchased in advance.  They are supposed to be purchased during the 
registration process.  If you already registered and would like to add one or 
more of these items, please contact registrations@iastate.edu to update your 
registration  and make payment arrangements.  

The box lunch is provided on the first day of the conference (Monday July 24) 
for the convenience of participants.  The cost is $15.

The banquet will be held Thursday July 27 at the ISU Memorial Union very close 
to the conference site.  The cost is $40.

Information on the excursion may be found at 
https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/local/ 
(the first item Living History Farms).  The cost is $50.

Inquiries

All inquiries about ILAS 2017 should be directed to ILAS2017@iastate.edu 
rather than to any one individual.  During the summer many people travel 
without email access, including the ILAS2017 organizers.  The address 
ILAS2017@iastate.edu can read by several people, and on any business day at 
least one of these people is at Iowa State and will reply.


Leslie Hogben, Chair, ILAS 2017 Organizing Committees


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2017 May 08                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2157
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT:  ILAS Lectures at Non-ILAS Conferences and a General Support of 
Non-ILAS Conferences


As part of ILAS's commitment to supporting activities in Linear Algebra, the 
Society maintains a program of providing some support to non-ILAS conferences. 
This support may take one of two forms (a conference may apply for only one of 
these two forms).

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

General support of conferences of up to $750. Such support could be used for 
support of student expenses, expenses for participants from developing 
countries, or plenary speakers. Refreshment costs are not eligible. You are 
welcome to consult the President Peter Semrl about what you may propose.

This is a reminder that there is a deadline of 30 September 2017 for receipt of 
proposals for sponsorship  of ILAS Lectures at non-ILAS meetings and for 
general 
support of conferences taking place in 2018. 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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2017 April 16                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2156
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
SUBJECT:  ILAS 2017 Deadlines


Early Registration

Early registration for ILAS 2017 ends April 30.  The price for every 
registration category increases by $50 on May 1.  In particular, registration 
for students is free only through April 30.  See 
https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/registration/.

Poster session

On Monday evening July 24 there will be a poster presentation session as part 
of the reception.  To submit a poster, please an email with "ILAS 2017 poster" 
in the title to ilas2017@iastate.edu.  In the email state your name, 
affiliation, and poster title.  No abstract is necessary.  Posters will be 
accepted until May 31 or the poster session is full, whichever comes first.  

Housing

Hotels are filling fast and all participants who do not already have a booking 
are encouraged to reserve a room as soon as possible.

We are no longer accepting applications for residence hall housing.  All 
participants who have applied for a room should have received one of the 
following replies:

1) We have booked a room for you and you are funded (so no payment is needed 
for your housing).

2) We have booked a room for you but you are not yet funded. If you are not 
funded when payment is due, we will send you payment instructions (some 
funding is not yet determined as we are still waiting to hear from some 
funding agencies).

3) We are unable to book a room for you.

If you applied for residence housing but did not receive a reply, please 
contact ilas2017@iastate.edu.  


Leslie Hogben, Chair, ILAS 2017 Organizing Committees



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2017 April 03                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2155
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT:  SIAM 2017 Fellows

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has recently 
announced its 2017 SIAM Fellows, and among those named are (present or past) 
ILAS and/or SIAG/LA members:

Zhaojun Bai
Peter Benner
Angelika Bunse-Gerstner
Lieven De Lathauwer
Bart De Moor
Michael Kwok-Po Ng
Daniel B. Szyld

Zhaojun was recognized for contributions to numerical linear algebra, 
especially eigenvalue computation, and applications to computational science 
and engineering, Peter for contributions to numerical methods for optimal 
control and model reduction, Angelika for contributions in numerical linear 
algebra, control theory, and model reduction, Lieven for fundamental 
contributions to theory, computation, and application of tensor 
decompositions, Bart for contributions to concepts and algorithms in numerical 
multilinear algebra and applications in engineering, Michael for fundamental 
contributions to algorithms for structured linear systems and image 
processing, and Daniel for contributions to numerical algebra and matrix theory.

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



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2017 March 08                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2154
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Kevin Vander Meulen
SUBJECT:  Send News and Articles for IMAGE 58

The deadline for submission to the Spring issue of IMAGE is approaching. Items 
are due April 2, 2017.

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 hosted a 
conference, please consider submitting a conference report.

Send your items directly to the appropriate person:
- problems and solutions to Rajesh Pereira (pereirar@uoguelph.ca)
- feature articles to Michael Cavers (mcavers@ucalgary.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).

Send all other correspondence to Kevin N. Vander Meulen (kvanderm@redeemer.ca).

Deadline for submission is April 2, 2017.

IMAGE Issue 58 is scheduled to be published online June 1, 2017.

For past issues of IMAGE, please visit http://www.ilasic.org/IMAGE/


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2017 March 07                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2153
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: James Nagy
SUBJECT:  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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2017 March 07                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2152
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Mansoor Haider
SUBJECT:  Graduate Student Modeling Workshop (IMSM 2017), July 2017

The 23rd Industrial Mathematical & Statistical Modeling (IMSM) Workshop for 
Graduate Students 
will take place at North Carolina State University, between 16-26 July 2017.  
The workshop is 
sponsored by the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences 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 April 15, 2017.  Information is available at 
http://www.samsi.info/IMSM17 and questions can be directed to grad@samsi.info 

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



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2017 March 02                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2151
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: John Gauci
SUBJECT:  Extension of deadlines for Malta 2MCGTC

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

Extension of deadlines


Submission of Abstracts for Contributed Talks:

After receiving several requests, the deadline for the submission of abstracts 
has been extended to 30th April 2017. Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail 
on 
2mcgtc2017@um.edu.mt 
using the LaTeX template provided here:

http://www.um.edu.mt/events/2mcgtc2017/contributedTalks.html 


Registration for Early-Bird Package:

Due to the high demand for the Early-Bird Package, the Organising Committee 
was able to negotiate with the Conference venue an extension of the Early-Bird 
Registration period. It is thus with pleasure that we are able to announce 
that the closing date for the Early-Bird Package has been extended and this 
package will now be available until all such packages on offer last or until 
the 1st April 2017, whichever is the earliest. The registration form can be 
found on:

http://www.um.edu.mt/events/2mcgtc2017/registration.html 


Further information:

Website: www.um.edu.mt/events/2mcgtc2017/ 

e-mail:   2mcgtc2017@um.edu.mt 


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2017 March 02                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2150
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
SUBJECT:  Abstract submission ends March 3 for ILAS 2017


All abstracts for ILAS 2017 must be submitted through the online submission 
process described under Submissions 
https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/submissions/ using the Fields Institute.  

 Since some users have experienced difficulty with this process, the 
submission process will remain open through Friday March 3, but anyone who 
intends to submit an abstract  should do so as soon as possible if it has not 
already been done.  

 Talks invited by the organizers for a mini-symposium or plenary talk are 
automatically accepted.  On the next business day after an abstract for a 
contributed talk is submitted, it is reviewed and an email notification is 
sent by ILAS 2017 organizers (if the talk is accepted).  

 Leslie Hogben, Chair, ILAS 2017 Organizing Committees


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2017 February 20                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2149 
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Michele Benzi
SUBJECT:  New Book Announcement


We are pleased to announce the publication of the volume

M. Benzi and V. Simoncini (Editors),
"Exploiting Hidden Structure in Matrix Computations:
Algorithms and Applications (Cetraro, Italy 2015)",
Lecture Notes in Mathematics vol. 2173, CIME Foundation Subseries,
Springer, 2016 (pp. ix + 406), ISBN 978-3-319-49886-7.

The volume collects the text of the lectures given at the CIME Summer Course of 
the same title in Cetraro (Italy) in June 2015.  The table of contents is as 
follows:

M. Benzi and V. Simoncini, Preface

C. F. Van Loan, Structured Matrix Problems from Tensors

D. A. Bini, Matrix Structures in Queuing Models

J. Ballani and D. Kressner, Matrices with Hierarchical Low-Rank Structures

M. Benzi, Localization in Matrix Computations: Theory and Applications

H. Z. Munthe-Kaas, Groups and Symmetries in Numerical Linear Algebra

The volume is also available as an eBook.

For further information, see

http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319498867 


Michele Benzi (Emory University)
Valeria Simoncini (Universita` di Bologna)


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2017 February 20                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2148 
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Hugo J. Woerdeman
 SUBJECT:  ILAS Election Results 


 The ballots for this year's ILAS elections have now been counted, with the 
following results:

 Peter Semrl has been re-elected to the position of President for a three-year 
term, beginning on March 1, 2017;

 and

 James Nagy and Rachel Quinlan have been elected to three-year terms as 
members of the ILAS Board, beginning on March 1, 2017.

 On behalf of ILAS, I take this opportunity to thank the members of the 
Nominating  Committee - Heike Fassbender (chair), Shmuel Friedland, Sang-Gu 
Lee, Chi-Kwong Li, Luis Verde Star  - for their efforts on behalf of ILAS, 
and also to thank all of the nominees for their participation in the election.

 Hugo J. Woerdeman
 
 
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2017 February 14                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2146 
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Chen Greif
 SUBJECT: Registration is now open - Preconditioning 2017 

 Registration is now open for the International Conference on Preconditioning 
Techniques for Scientific and Industrial Applications, which will take place 
in Vancouver, Canada, on July 31 - August 2, 2017. Please point your browser 
to 
http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~greif/precon17/index.html
and follow the links.

 Best wishes,
 The Organizing Committee: Chen Greif, Esmond Ng, Yousef Saad and Andy Wathen

 
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2017 February 11                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2145 
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
 SUBJECT: ILAS 2017 

 This is a reminder that the abstract submission deadline for ILAS 2017 is 
March 1.  This deadline applies to all talks, including plenary, 
mini-symposium, and contributed talks.  This is the only deadline for talks 
and no extension is planned.  Please submit abstracts as directed on the 
website, 
https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/submissions/

 For students wishing to present posters there will be a deadline later in the 
spring for submission of a poster title, but the poster session is limited to 
students (undergraduate and graduate).

 People desiring to book hotel rooms for ILAS 2017 are encouraged to do so as 
soon as possible.  A number of events will be taking place in central Iowa in 
late July.  While the three conference hotels have reserved blocks of rooms 
for ILAS 2017, when these are filled we may not be able to secure additional 
rooms in Ames.  

 Options for housing at ILAS 2017 are described the conference housing page 
https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/hotels/
Rates and more detailed information is given there.  

 There is some funding available for students accommodated in the residence 
halls but it is necessary to apply as described at 
https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/dorms/

 Leslie Hogben, Chair, ILAS 2017 Organizing Committees


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2017 January 30                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2144 
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Ilse Ipsen
 SUBJECT: Live-streaming SAMSI WISO workshop 


Live-streaming SAMSI WISO workshop
 February 8-10, 2017

 The SAMSI Workshop on the Interface of Statistics and Optimization brings 
together  pioneers in statistics and optimization. In one-hour lectures they 
will discuss  the breadth and depth of advances, computational challenges, 
and cutting-edge  applications.

Speakers:
 Larry Biegler (CMU), John Burns (Virginia Tech), Jack Dongarra (Tennessee),
 Yonina Eldar (Technion), Jianqing Fan (Princeton), Michael Jordan (UC Berkeley),
 Arkadi Nemirovski (Georgia Tech), Alex Shapiro (Georgia Tech),
 Bernd Sturmfels (UC Berkeley & MPI Leipzig), Martin Wainwright (UC Berkeley),
 Margaret Wright (NYU Courant), Steve Wright (Wisconsin)

 The workshop will be live-streamed at http://www.samsi.info/opt-wiso
 The final schedule is still under construction.


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2017 January 18                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2143 
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
 SUBJECT: Hotel Booking for ILAS 2017 

 People desiring to book hotel rooms for ILAS 2017 are encouraged to do so as 
soon as possible.  A number of events will be taking place in central Iowa in 
late July.  While the three conference hotels have reserved blocks of rooms 
for ILAS 2017, when these are filled we may not be able to secure additional 
rooms in Ames.

 Options for housing at ILAS 2017 are described the conference housing page 
https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/hotels/
Rates and more detailed information is given there.

 The conference headquarters hotel is Quality Inn and Suites, 2601 East 13th 
Street, Ames, IA, 50010, US; 515-232-9260 (phone); 515-598-5293 (fax); 
http://www.qualityinn.com/ires/en-US/html/ArrivalInfo?hotel=IA102&srp=LILAS&pu=no
If you will not have a car we recommend booking this hotel, as complementary 
shuttle service between this hotel and the conference will be provided.

 Two other hotels that also have ILAS room blocks are on the public bus system 
CyRide and are about 2.5 miles from campus.  These are good choices if you 
are comfortable using public transit or like long walks or have a car (if 
driving you will need to pay to park in the Memorial Union ramp):

 Gateway, 2100 Green Hills Drive, Ames, Iowa, 50014, US; 515-292-8600 (phone); 
515-268-2224 (fax);  
http://gatewayames.com/

 Best Western Plus University Park, 2500 University Boulevard, Ames, Iowa, 
50010, US; 515-296-2500 (phone); 515-296-2874 (fax); 
http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/groupSearch.do?groupId=5X9UM8N4

 Residence Hall housing is also available to anyone and students and postdocs 
are encouraged to apply for funding (the page 
https://ilas2017.math.iastate.edu/hotels/ has a link).

 Leslie Hogben, Chair, ILAS 2017 Organizing Committees


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2017 January 16                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2142 
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: James Nagy
 SUBJECT: 2017 Householder Prize Nomination Deadline 

 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 at the Householder Symposium XX.  For more information about the 
Householder Symposium and the Householder Award, including nomination 
instructions, see: http://www.math.vt.edu/HHXX/

 Nominations for the Householder Award are due by 31 January 2017.

 
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2017 January 16                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2141 
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
 SUBJECT: 2017 ILAS Election Voting Is Now Open 

 Each 2017 member of ILAS has been e-mailed (on January 12) an individual 
username and password and instructions for electronic voting, and voting is 
open.  If you have not yet voted, you may vote any time through 11:59 PM GMT 
February 16 but it is recommended to vote by Feb 15 (ILAS operates on 
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and the election ends at 11:59 PM GMT  regardless 
of the time zone you are in.  So for many people the election ends early  in 
the day Feb 16).

 If you did not receive an e-mail and wish to vote, please verify that you are 
a 2017 member (remember, receiving ILAS-Net messages does not imply you are 
an ILAS member).  You can determine whether or not you are a 2017 member of 
ILAS (as of January 11, 2017) by consulting the website:

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

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


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2017 January 09                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2140 
CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
 SUBJECT: ILAS Lectures at Non-ILAS Conferences and a General Support of 
Non-ILAS Conferences 

 As part of ILAS's commitment to supporting activities in Linear Algebra, the 
Society maintains a program of providing some support to non-ILAS conferences. 
This support may take one of two forms (a conference may apply for only one of 
these two forms).

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

 General support of conferences of up to $750.  Such support could be used for 
support of student expenses, expenses for participants from developing 
countries, or plenary speakers. Refreshment costs are not eligible. You are 
welcome to consult the President Peter Semrl about what you may propose.

 This is a reminder that there is a deadline of 30 September 2017 for receipt 
of proposals for sponsorship  of ILAS Lectures at non-ILAS meetings and for 
general support of conferences taking place in 2018. 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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