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Thirteenth SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra

Hong Kong Baptist University, May 4-8, 2018.
Organized by SIAG/LA.

The SIAM Conferences on Applied Linear Algebra, organized by SIAM every three years, are the premier international conferences on applied linear algebra, which bring together diverse researchers and practitioners from academia, research laboratories, and industries all over the world to present and discuss their latest work and results on applied linear algebra.

Important Dates:
1 June 2017 - 30 September 2017 Minitutorial proposals
1 June 2017 - 30 September 2017 Minisymposium proposals
1 June 2017 - 30 October 2017 Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers
1 June 2017 - 30 October 2017 Abstracts for posters
1 December 2017 - 30 January 2018 Pre-registration
4-8 May 2018 SIAM ALA18 Conference

Detailed guidelines for the preparation of abstract, minisymposia and poster submissions are available at

Travel fund application deadline: 31 October 2017 SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early Career Travel Award Applications

Information on travel awards is available at

Structured Matrix Days 2018

ENS Lyon, France, May 14-15, 2018.

We are pleased to announce the workshop “Structured Matrix Days 2018” which will be held at ENS Lyon (France) on 14-15 May, 2018.

Invited speakers :

  • Stefano Massei (École Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne)
  • José Henrique de Morais Goulart (GIPSA-lab, CNRS, Grenoble)
  • Bernard Mourrain (Inria Sophia-Antipolis)
  • Françoise Tisseur (University of Manchester)
  • Lloyd N. Trefethen (University of Oxford and LIP - ENS de Lyon)

Important dates:

  • April 6: submission of abstracts for contributed talks,
  • April 13: notification of acceptance,
  • April 20: registration deadline.

Please feel free to write to for further information, or visit the website of the workshop:

The Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the INDAM intensive bimester program “Computational Methods for Inverse Problems in Imaging”,
May 21 - July 20, 2018,
University of Insubria, Como, Italy.

The bimester program will start with a Summer School (21-25 May) at Villa del Grumello, Como. The speakers will be: Raymond Chan, Jim Nagy, Jean-Christophe Pesquet and Lothar Reichel. For more informations about the school, please visit the website

Registration is open until February 25.

After the Summer School, the bimester program will continue with thematic weeks:

  • Optimization techniques for imaging (11-15 June)
  • Numerical methods for Astronomical Imaging (18-22 June)
  • Reconstruction methods for sparse-data tomography (25-29 June)
  • Restoration of Medical Imaging (9-13 July)
    and it will end with a Workshop (16-18 July).

For any info, as well as for registration, check the website

Based on the available funds and upon request, financial support for accommodation is available for PhD students and Post-Docs who would require it.

We look forward to seeing you in Como!

Marco Donatelli,
On behalf of the Organizing Committee

2018 SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (IS18)

University of Bologna, Italy, June 5-8, 2018.

The 2018 SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (IS18) will be held at the University of Bologna in Bologna, Italy, June 5-8, 2018. Please note the upcoming deadlines for submission of minisymposium proposals (October 1) and contributed lectures, minisymposium presentations, and posters (November 5). Further conference information can be found below and at

2018 SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (IS18)
Location: University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Dates: June 5-8, 2018

The conference is sponsored by SIAM Activity Group on Imaging Science (SIAG/IS) and the Bologna Committee for IS Conference 2018 (BCIS18). It is being held in cooperation with the IEEE Signal Processing Society (IEEE) and Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik e.V. (GAMM).

Conference Co-Chairs:
Omar Ghattas (The University of Texas at Austin)
Fiorella Sgallari (Dept. Mathematics, University of Bologna)

Scientific Committee:
Marcelo Bertalmío (University Pompeu Fabra)
Julianne Chung (Virginia Tech)
Per Christian Hansen (Technical University of Denmark)
Jari Kaipio (The University of Auckland)
Eric Miller (Tufts University)
Mila Nikolova (CMLA - CNRS ENS Cachan)
Ronny Ramlau (Kepler University Linz and Johann Radon Institute)
Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb (University of Cambridge)
Gabriele Steidl (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern)
Xue-Cheng Tai (Hong Kong Baptist University)
Laura Waller (University of California, Berkeley)
Brendt Wohlberg (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Organizing Committee:
Carolina Beccari (Dept. Mathematics, University of Bologna)
Giulio Casciola (Dept. Mathematics, University of Bologna)
Salvatore Cuomo (Dept. Mathematics and Applications “Renato Caccioppoli”, University of Naples)
Luigi Di Stefano (Dept. Computer Science and Engineering, University of Bologna)
Giovanni Dore (Dept. Mathematics, University of Bologna)
Maurizio Falcone (Dept. Mathematics, University of Rome “La Sapienza”)
Luca Formaggia (Dept. Mathematics - Milan Polytechnic)
Patrizio Frosini (Dept. Mathematics, University of Bologna)
Germana Landi (Dept. Mathematics, University of Bologna)
Alessandro Lanza (Dept. Mathematics, University of Bologna)
Damiana Lazzaro (Dept. Mathematics, University of Bologna)
Elena Loli Piccolomini (Dept. Mathematics, University of Bologna)
Roberto Mecca (University of Bologna and University of Cambridge)
Serena Morigi (Dept. Mathematics, University of Bologna)
Michele Piana (Dept. Mathematics, University of Genoa)
Giulia Scalet (Dept. Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Pavia)
Federica Sciacchitano (Dept. Mathematics, University of Genoa)
Valeria Simoncini (Dept. Mathematics, University of Bologna)
Giulia Spaletta (Dept. Mathematics, University of Bologna)
Fabiana Zama (Dept. Mathematics, University of Bologna)

During the conference the Organizing Committee will give two special awards to promote and reward new ideas:

  • IS18 best poster award: 2000 Euros
  • IS18 best challenging application award (among posters and minisymposia): 1000 Euros

Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • October 01, 2017 - Minisymposium proposals
  • November 05, 2017 - Contributed Lecture and Minisymposium Presentation Abstracts
  • November 05, 2017 - Poster Abstracts
  • April 04, 2018 - Early registration deadline

Submission information:
Additional information: email

Advanced topics in MHD, June 11-15 (2018)


  • David MacTaggart (Glasgow)
  • Andrew Hillier (Exeter)
  • Anthony Yeates (Durham)
  • Elena Khomenko (IAC)
  • Etienne Pariat (Meudon)
  • Nobumitsu Yokoi (Tokyo)

In this school we will study MHD stability theory, magnetic topology, MHD turbulence, magnetic reconnection and how all of these areas are connected in astrophysical and laboratory applications. Our treatment of these topics will go beyond what is normally presented in textbooks (hence the “Advanced” in the title).

This course is ideal for PhD students and postdocs working in MHD and will take place in the beautiful renaissance palace of CISM (Udine, Italy). PhD students can count the school towards course credits required for their doctorates.

Official flyer
The programme for the school, with lecture and registration details, can be found here.

Registration To register for the school, please follow the link here.

Accommodation & Setting

A limited number of participants from universities and research centres who are not supported by their own institutions can be offered free lodging in the CISM guest house. Otherwise they can lodge at the price of 30 euro, per person, per night. Details of the school location can be found here. Also, here is a link to some hotels in Udine with special prices for CISM participants: hotels.

For information related to practical aspects of the school (registration, accommodation, etc.) please contact cism [at] For questions relating to academic content, please contact david.mactaggart [at]

Sixth IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization

University of Birmingham, UK, June 27-29, 2018.
In cooperation with SIAG/LA.

The IMA and the University of Birmingham are pleased to announce the Sixth IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization. The meeting is being held in cooperation with SIAM, and SIAM Activity Groups on Optimization and on Linear Algebra. SIAM members will receive the IMA members’ registration rate.


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); Françoise Tisseur (University of Manchester); Luis Nunes Vicente (University of Coimbra); Steve Wright (University of Wisconsin)

Organising committee: Michal Kočvara, 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 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 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 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
Conference webpage:

For further information or to register your interest in this conference, please contact Lizzi Lake, Conference Officer: email, 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.


June 27-29, 2018, Zurich, Switzerland.

This international workshop aims to be a forum for exchanging ideas, insights and experiences in different areas of parallel computing in which matrix algorithms play a key role. The Workshop will bring together experts and practitioners from diverse disciplines with a common interest in matrix computation. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Parallel methods for solving large sparse or dense linear systems of equations and eigenvalue problem
  • Parallel environments and tools for enabling matrix applications
  • Large scale applications from any field that have an emphasis on parallel matrix computation
  • Novel architectural paradigms (e.g. GPU, MIC, etc.)
  • Hybrid approaches to parallel programming
  • Automatic tuning and performance modeling
  • Combinatorial Scientific Computing

Invited speakers: Chao Yang (Lawrence Berkeley NL), Inderjit Dhillon (UT Austin), Frederic Nataf (UPMC Paris), Edgar Solomonik (UI Urbana-Champaign).

Co-chairs: Peter Arbenz (ETH Zurich, Rolf Krause (USI Lugano), Daniel Kressner (EPF Lausanne), Olaf Schenk (USI Lugano).

- April 8, 2018: Submission of Minisymposium proposals by e-mail to
- April 15, 2018: Submission of abstracts for MS and contributed talks

There will be a special issue of Parallel Computing dedicated to PMAA’18.

For further information contact

ACM PASC18, Basel, July 02-04, 2018

Basel, Switzerland, July 2-4, 2018.

The Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC) is pleased to announce that submissions will open on October 25 for the PASC18 Conference, co-sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Submissions are invited for papers, minisymposia and poster presentations. PASC18 will be held from July 02 to 04, 2018, at the Congress Center Basel, Switzerland (

The PASC18 Organizing Team is pleased to announce that submissions are now open for minisymposium, paper and poster contributions. We look forward to receiving your submissions through the online submission portal ( Please note that the November 26th deadline for minisymposia proposals is rapidly approaching!


PASC18 is the fifth edition of the PASC Conference series, an international platform for the exchange of competences in scientific computing and computational science, with a strong focus on methods, tools, algorithms, application challenges, and novel techniques and usage of high performance computing. The theme of PASC18 is Fast and Big Data, Fast and Big Computation, emphasizing our vision of the close coupling of data and computation. Exposing and expressing massive and irregular parallelism in computational problems are key challenges for exploiting the massive and heterogeneous parallelism available in current, and expected in future, HPC systems, as well as to find new ways of generating scientific insight from data and models. Through its rich and interactive program, PASC18 aims to highlight the computational approaches that computational scientists, computer scientists, and practitioners employ today and will employ over the next decades to address these challenges.


PASC18 welcomes submissions for minisymposium, paper, and poster contributions that demonstrate innovative research in scientific computing related to the following scientific domains:

  • Chemistry and Materials
  • Life Sciences
  • Physics
  • Climate and Weather
  • Solid Earth Dynamics
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
  • Emerging Applications Domains (e.g. Social Sciences, Finance,…)

Upcoming Submission Deadlines

  • Minisymposia: November 26, 2017
  • Papers: January 19, 2018
  • Posters: February 4, 2018


A minisymposium at PASC18 is a two-hour session of four presentations on a topic of current importance in computational science that showcases research related to domain science, applied mathematics, computer science or software engineering. Proposals should describe research that is of significant current interest to a given PASC scientific domain, and ideally, have potential application to additional domains. Proposals should include speakers from multiple institutions and/or countries, and be designed such that the speakers bring a range of different perspectives to the topic. PASC18 encourages gender balance and diversity.


The goal of the PASC papers program is to advance the quality of interdisciplinary exchange between the various specific fields of computational science and engineering. We welcome high-quality contributions of original research related to scientific computing in any of the eight PASC scientific domains. Papers will be evaluated by domain experts primarily on their significance, technical soundness, originality, and quality of communication. Papers accepted for PASC18 will be presented as talks, and published in the Proceedings of the PASC Conference, accessible via the ACM Digital Library. A selection of the highest quality papers may be given the opportunity of a plenary presentation. In selecting papers for plenary presentation, the Scientific Reviewing Committee will place particular weight on impact, interdisciplinarity and interest to a broad audience. Following the conference, authors will have the opportunity to further develop their PASC papers for publication in a relevant, computationally focused, domain-specific journal. Authors thus stand to benefit from the rapid and broad dissemination of results afforded by the conference venue and associated published proceedings, as well as the impact associated with publication in a high-quality scientific journal.


Poster presentations provide an ideal opportunity for the exchange of ideas and expertise within and between the various computational science domains represented at the conference. Poster submissions should describe topical research related to domain science, applied mathematics, computer science or software engineering. Poster presenters will be given the possibility to “pitch” their posters to the conference audience in a rapid-fire flash session, and posters with the most stimulating content will be recognized in an award ceremony on the final day of the conference.



-Sabine Roller (University of Siegen, Germany)
-Jack Wells (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US)

Graduate Student Modeling (IMSM) Workshop, July 2018

North Carolina State University, July 15-25, 2018.

The 24th Industrial Mathematical & Statistical Modeling (IMSM) Workshop for Graduate Students will take place at North Carolina State University, between 15-25 July 2018. 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, 2018.
Information is available at
and questions can be directed to

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

** 23rd ILAS meeting: June 22-26 2020, NUI Galway, Ireland (hold the date) **

2020 Meeting of the International Linear Algebra Society will be hosted by the School of Mathematics at NUI Galway, 22-26 June, 2020. Please see for an impression of the venue.

Further details will be posted to

Niall Madden,
On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee