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Sep 5, 2016 • Jen Pestana

In the digest this month are several conference updates and upcoming deadlines.


2017 Householder Symposium

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

Web page:
Application deadline: 31 October 2016
Notification of acceptance: 15 February 2017

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

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

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

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

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:

Additional questions, and completed proposals can be sent to:

Jim Nagy
Chair, Householder Committee

CSC16, SIAM Workshop on Combinatorial Scientific Computing, October 10–12, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

CSC16, the Seventh SIAM International Workshop on Combinatorial Scientific Computing, will be held in Albuquerque, NM, USA, Oct 10-12, 2016, with a welcome reception on the evening of October 9. The workshop website ( has recently been updated with various new information – here a few highlights/reminders to keep in mind as you make or finalize your travel plans:

  • Registration is open. A conference dinner (on October 10 or 11) is planned and details will be made available soon.
  • Hotel reservation is also open. We have reserved a block of rooms at Albuquerque Marriott, the designated hotel for the workshop, at an extremely attractive group rate for the days October 9–12. We strongly encourage attendees to reserve rooms early as the room block at the group rate is first-come, first-served. If you wish to arrive before October 9 to see the famous Balloon Fiesta, we have secured a special rate at two other hotels for the days October 7–8. Unfortunately, the workshop hotel is already sold out during the balloon fiesta (like most major hotels).
  • The workshop will end by 3PM (Mountain) on October 12, so there is a possibility of catching a late afternoon flight out of ABQ for your return trip.
  • A list of accepted papers and talks has been posted at the workshop’s website. As a new feature, CSC16 will have a proceedings published by SIAM for selected 10-page papers.

We look forward to seeing you in Albuquerque.

Best regards,

Erik Boman and Assefaw Gebremedhin
Co-chairs, SIAM CSC16

International Conference On Preconditioning Techniques For Scientific And Industrial Applications (Preconditioning 2017)

July 31-August 2, 2017
Vancouver, Canada

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

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

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