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Conference on Fast Direct Solvers

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, November 9-11, 2018.

Purdue CCAM (Center for Computational & Applied Mathematics) is hosting the 2018 Conference on Fast Direct Solvers on Nov 9-11, 2018 (it will start from the afternoon of Fri, Nov 9). The purpose of the conference is to discuss and exchange ideas on topics related to fast direct solvers, structured matrices, sparsity and data sparsity, high performance direct solvers, randomized algorithms, structured preconditioning, fast PDE and IE solvers, related applications, and other relevant subjects. The organizers are Jie Shen and Jianlin Xia.

The following is a tentative list of invited speakers:

  • Eric Darve, Stanford University
  • Ming Gu, UC Berkeley
  • Daniel Kressner, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Sabine Le Borne, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
  • Eric Michielssen, University of Michigan
  • Olaf Schenk, Universita della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland

Contributed talks are welcome. Please see the following webpage for more information:

SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE19)

Spokane Convention Center, Spokane, Washington, USA, February 25-March 1, 2019.

Dear All

As co-chairs of the SIAM CSE19 Conference, we’re writing to encourage you to submit proposals for minisymposia and minisymposteria, abstracts for minisymposium and contributed talks, and poster abstracts. We also encourage students, postdocs, and early career researchers to apply for travel grants. The deadlines are coming up soon!

See below for more information.

Best regards, SIAM CSE19 Co-Chairs

Suzanne Shontz, University of Kansas
Jeffrey Hittinger, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Luke Olson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

###Organizing Committee

  • Katherine J. Evans, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  • Hans Johansen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
  • Matthew G. Knepley, University at Buffalo, USA
  • Tamara G. Kolda, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
  • Alison Marsden, Stanford University, USA
  • Marie E. Rognes, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
  • Robert Scheichl, University of Bath, United Kingdom
  • Andrea Walther, Paderborn University, Germany
  • Stefan Wild, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  • Rebecca Willett, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Rio Yokota, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

###Plenary Speakers

  • Alistair Adcroft, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Anima Anandkumar, Amazon and California Institute of Technology
  • Maryam Fazel, University of Washington
  • Michael C. Ferris, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Boyce E. Griffith, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • Laura Grigori, INRIA Paris
  • Gianluigi Rozza, SISSA University
  • Rachel A. Ward, University of Texas at Austin and Facebook

###Call for Presentations

The Call for Presentations for this conference is available at

Twitter hashtag: #cse19

July 25, 2018: Minisymposium Proposal Submissions
August 22, 2018: Contributed Lecture, Minisymposia, Poster and Minisymposteria Presentation Abstracts

August 8, 2018: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early Career Travel Award Applications

Please visit for detailed submission information.

For additional information, contact the SIAM Conference Department (

2019 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation

Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand, June 10-13, 2019.

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is our great pleasure to invite you to the annual IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), which is one of the leading events in the area of evolutionary computation. IEEE CEC provides a forum to bring together researchers and practitioners from all over the world to present and discuss their research findings on evolutionary computation.

IEEE CEC 2019 will be held at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand’s national museum located in Wellington. Known as the “Coolest Little Capital”, Wellington combines big city chic with small village charm, and is a fantastic conference destination to boot. As the country’s cultural and creative hub, Wellington is home to industry leaders in high tech innovation and with the highest concentration of people employed in the information, communications and media sector. Connectivity between knowledge, technology and people drives Wellington’s vision to be Smart Capital.

Wellington is renowned for its friendly locals and impeccable service. Wellingtonians absolutely positively believe in their city and that pride transcends into the services they provide. It offers a wide range of cosmopolitan amenities in downtown that is safe, clean, pedestrian friendly. Pulsing with packed cafes, bars, boutiques, galleries, public art and museums, the country’s urban heart is a destination where all the best things in life come together.

Call for Papers

Papers for IEEE CEC 2019 should be submitted electronically through the Congress website at , and will be refereed by experts in the fields and ranked based on the criteria of originality, significance, quality and clarity.

Call for Special Sessions

Special session proposals are invited to IEEE CEC 2019. Special session proposals should include the title, aim and scope (including a list of main topics), and the names of the organizers of the special session, together with a short biography of all organizers. A list of potential contributors will be very helpful. All special sessions proposals should be submitted to the Special Session Chair: Prof Chuan-Kang Ting (

Call for Tutorials

Tutorials offer a unique opportunity to disseminate in-depth information on specific topics in evolutionary computation. If you are interested in proposing a tutorial, would like to recommend someone who might be interested, or have questions about tutorials, please contact the Tutorial Chair: Prof Xiaodong Li (

Call for Competitions

The competitions will be held as part of the conference. Prospective competition organizers are invited to submit their proposals to the Competition Chair: Dr Jialin Liu (

Call for Workshops

The overall purpose of a workshop is to provide participants with the opportunity to present and discuss novel research ideas on active and emerging topics of evolutionary computation. Prospective workshop organizers are invited to submit their proposals to the Workshop Chair: Dr Handing Wang (

Important Dates

  • Special Session Proposals Deadline: 26 October 2018.
  • Competition Proposals Deadline: 26 November 2018.
  • Workshop & Tutorial Proposals Deadline: 7 January 2019.
  • Paper Submission Deadline: 7 January 2019.
  • Paper Acceptance Notification Date: 7 March 2019.
  • Camera Ready Submission & Early Registration Deadline: 31 March 2019.
  • IEEE CEC 2019: 10-13 June 2019.

For more information about IEEE CEC 2019, please visit: PDF version of this CFP can be downloaded from: Call for Papers.pdf

Alternatively, we can also be reached on the following social media platforms:

We look forward to welcoming you in Wellington next year!

Best Regards,
Mengjie Zhang and Kay Chen Tan
IEEE CEC 2019 General Co-Chairs

Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC19)

ETH Zurich, Switzerland, June 12-14, 2019.

The Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC) invites research paper submissions for PASC19, co-sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and SIGHPC, which will be held at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, from June 12 to 14, 2019 (

PASC19 is the sixth 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.

As in previous years, the technical program of PASC19 is organized around eight scientific domains:

  • Chemistry and Materials
  • Climate and Weather
  • Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
  • Emerging Application Domains (incl. but not limited to social sciences, finance, …)
  • Engineering (incl. but not limited to CFD, computational mechanics, computational engineering materials, turbulent flow, …)
  • Life Sciences (incl. but not limited to biophysics, genomics, bioinformatics, systems biology, neuroscience and computational biology, …)
  • Physics (incl. but not limited to astrophysics, cosmology, plasma modelling, QCD, …)
  • Solid Earth Dynamics

PASC19 solicits high-quality contributions of original research related to scientific computing in all of these domains. Papers that engage with the theme of PASC19 - Exascale and Beyond - are particularly welcome, as are submissions that seek to define the state of the art in a particular application area.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Extreme scalable methods in computational science and engineering, such as algorithms and software for scalable multi-scale, multi-physics, and high-fidelity computational science and engineering problems.
  • Numerical methods, algorithms, or large-scale simulations in computational fluid dynamics, computational mechanics, computational engineering materials, turbulent flow, and compuational cosmology.
  • Effective use of advanced computing systems for large-scale scientific applications, including modern multi- and many-core CPUs and accelerators with deep memory hierarchies, and energy-efficient architectures.
  • Best practices and tools for productive and sustainable scientific and engineering software development.
  • The integration of large-scale experimental and observational scientific data and high-performance data analytics and computing.
  • Reproducibility for computational science and engineering.
  • Verification, validation, and uncertainty quantification.
  • Domain specific languages; toolchains for source-to-source translation/adaption.
  • Runtime systems and middleware, such as task- and data-driven computation on heterogenous architectures.
  • Algorithms and strategies for effective use of machine learning, deep learning or AI to accelerate computational science.
  • Unstructured vs structured meshes for computational science applications at exascale.
  • Numerical algorithm development for exascale computing, including, but not limited to, communication avoiding algorithms, use of reduced or mixed precision, and integration of scalable numerical libraries in application software.

Papers accepted for PASC19 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 Papers Committee will place particular weight on impact, interdisciplinarity and interest to a broad audience.

The goal of the PASC Conference Papers Program is to advance the quality of scientific communication between the various disciplines of computational science and engineering in the context of high performance computing. The program was built from an observation that the computer science community traditionally publishes in the proceedings of major international conferences, while domain science communities publish primarily in disciplinary journals - and neither of which is read regularly by the other. The PASC Conference provides a unique venue that enables interdisciplinary exchange in a manner that bridges the two scientific publishing cultures.


The PASC19 Papers Program Committee ( is responsible for the paper evaluation process. The committee is chaired by Sunita Chandrasekaran (University of Delaware) and Ümit V. Çatalyürek (Georgia Institute of Technology) and comprised of Domain Chairs who are specialists in their scientific fields. Papers will be evaluated on their significance, technical soundness, originality, and quality of communication.

We employ a rigorous academic peer-review process: most notably, we allow the possibility for provisional acceptance (revision and author rebuttal), and specialized reviewers are solicited for each submission (there is no pre-selected standing committee of reviewers). The paper selection process thus combines the strengths of conference and journal publication schemes to provide an effective, high-impact publication venue in large-scale computational science.

Contributions must be submitted through the PASC Conference online submission portal ( Submissions should include the following:

  • Title: Maximum 20 words.
  • Scientific Domain: Select a primary and optionally secondary scientific domain(s).
  • Author details: Full names and contact details of author(s).
  • Short Abstract: Maximum 200 words.
  • Paper: Maximum 10 pages including figures, tables, and appendices.

As submissions are evaluated double blind, authors should not be named in the paper itself (nor should their affiliations or funding bodies), and references to previous own work should be made in the third person. Papers must be submitted in the current ACM Article Template (sigconf proceedings) format [1].


This year the PASC Conference introduces a novel rolling submission and review process. There will be six submission deadlines every year, on the 15th day of odd numbered months (i.e., January, March, May, July, September and November). The first of these deadlines is November 15, 2018. The next deadline (and final deadline for PASC19) will be January 15, 2019. From March 15, 2019, submissions will be considered for PASC20. Deadlines are 11:59 pm anywhere on earth (‘AoE’ or ‘UTC-12’).

The submission system is open continuously throughout the year. Manuscripts will be assigned to reviewers at the date of the next submissions deadline; reviews will be returned to authors within 5 weeks with a decision of accept, reject or revision. Revisions will be due 4 weeks after notifications.

  • 15 November 2018: First rolling deadline for new submissions
  • 15 January 2019: Second (and final) rolling deadline for new submissions


Authors of papers that are accepted for PASC19 will be given 20-30 minute presentation slots at the conference, grouped in topically-focused parallel sessions. A selection of the highest quality papers may be given the opportunity of a plenary presentation. Papers that are presented at PASC19 will be published in the Proceedings of the PASC Conference, accessible via the ACM Digital Library. Please note that speakers must register for the conference and are subject to the corresponding registration fee.


Following the conference, authors will have the opportunity to develop their papers, and, where appropriate, associated open-source software, for publication in a relevant, computationally focused, domain-specific journal. The journal paper should be an expanded version of the conference paper (consistent with the ACM policy for major revisions [2]) presenting a more complete description of the work - a fuller introduction, deeper project description, additional results, etc. and may be accompanied by associated open-source software.

To facilitate post-conference journal publications, the PASC Conference has formed collaborative partnerships with a number of high-quality scientific journals, including Computer Physics Communications (CPC) [3], the Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES) [4], and ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software (ACM TOMS) [5]. Members of the journals’ editorial boards will work with the Scientific Committee in reviewing PASC papers and in identifying papers to be extended and submitted to partner journals. Authors should communicate their interest in publishing with a partner journal during the submission process.


General Chairs

  • Ümit V. Çatalyürek (Georgia Institute of Technology, US)
  • Sunita Chandrasekaran (University of Delaware, US)

Chemistry and Materials

  • Edoardo Di Napoli (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
  • Zeila Zanolli (Institut Català de Nanociéncia i Nanotecnologia, Spain)

Climate and Weather

  • Katherine Evans (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US)
  • Nils Wedi (ECMWF, UK)

Computer Science and Applied Mathematics

  • Michael Heroux (Sandia National Laboratories, US)
  • Kathryn Mohror (Livermore National Laboratory, US)

Emerging Application Domains

  • Steve Aplin (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, Germany)
  • Michael Bussmann (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany)


  • Richard Sandberg (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • Philipp Schlatter (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)

Life Sciences

  • Dan Jacobson (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US)
  • Eilif Muller (EPFL, Switzerland)


  • Stan Scott (Queen’s University Belfast, UK)
  • Lucio Mayer (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

Solid Earth Dynamics

  • Felix Herrmann (Georgia Institute of Technology, US)
  • Gerard Gorman (Imperial College London, UK)

If you have any questions regarding the submission or reviewing process please email


  2. To distinguish between a new derivative work and a minor revision, ACM uses, respectively, a rule of greater than or less than 25 percent changed

SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT19)

Chengdu, China, June 19-21, 2019.

SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT19)
Sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory (SIAG/CST)

Chengdu Cynn Hotel (also known as Xanadu Hotel)
Chengdu, China

June 19-21, 2019

General Conference Chair:
Jiliu Zhou, Chengdu University of Information Technology, China

Conference Co-Chairs:
William Levine, University of Maryland, College Park, U.S.
Richard Stockbridge, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, U.S.

Organizing Committee:
Jean-Pierre Barbot, École Nationale Supérieure de l’Electronique et de ses Applications, France
Catherine Bonnet, Inria, France
Sören Christensen, University of Hamburg, Germany
Michael Demetriou, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, U.S.
Daniel Ho, City University of Hong Kong, China
Zengguang Hou, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Matthew James, Australian National University, Australia
Tao Li, East China Normal University, China
Hideo Nagai, Kansai University, Japan
Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, University of Kansas, U.S.
Shuenn-Jyi Sheu, National Central University, China
Amit Surana, United Technologies Research Center, U.S.
Shanjian Tang, Fudan University, China
Zhen Wu, Shandong University, China

The Call for Presentations for this conference is available at:


December 10, 2018: Minisymposium proposals
December 21, 2018: Travel Award
January 7, 2019: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers
January 7, 2019: Full Paper for Consideration in Proceedings (Conference participants have the option to submit a full paper for consideration in the conference proceedings.)

Please visit for detailed submission information.

For additional information, contact

28th Biennial Conference on Numerical Analysis

Glasgow, Scotland, June 24-28, 2019.

Registration will open shortly for the 28th Biennial Conference on Numerical Analysis June 24-28, 2019, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

This long established conference is open to all researchers in the field, and you are invited to contribute a talk on your current work. PhD students and young researchers will find the environment particularly welcoming. We will solicit proposals for mini-symposia to be submitted on-line.

The following distinguished researchers have accepted invitations for plenary lectures at the conference: Raymond Chan (CUHK), Paul Constantine (UC Boulder), Alistair Forbes (NPL), Vivette Girault (Paris VI), Des Higham (Strathclyde), Natalia Kopteva (Limerick), Gunilla Kreiss (Uppsala), Frances Kuo (UNSW), Ulrich Ruede (Erlangen), Carola-Bibiane Schoenlieb (Cambridge), Holger Wendland (Bayreuth), Margaret Wright (Courant Institute)

The A R Mitchell lecture will be given by Des Higham and the Fletcher-Powell lecture by Margaret Wright.

Further information may be found at

Preconditioning 2019

University of Minnesota, Twin cities, July 1-3, 2019.

The 2019 International Conference on Preconditioning Techniques for Scientific and Industrial Applications (Preconditioning 2019)

Date: July 1 – 3, 2019

Location: University of Minnesota, Twin cities

Preconditioning 2019 is the 11th edition of the series of meetings (one every two years) that address issues related to preconditioning methods for solving general sparse matrix problems in large-scale applications and in industrial settings. The conference is a forum for exchanging ideas on the latest developments in preconditioning techniques for sparse linear systems of equations, and to a lesser extent for eigenvalue problems. Preconditioning 2019 will mark the 20th anniversary of this series of conferences which started in 1999 at the University of Minnesota.

Additional details, including the list of invited speakers, the scientific committee, and important dates, can be found at the conference web-site:

The organizers

Yousef Saad (Chair), University of Minnesota
Andy Wathen, Oxford University
Esmond Ng, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


MAT TRIAD provides an opportunity to bring together researchers sharing an interest in a variety of aspects of matrix analysis and its applications in other areas of science. Researchers and graduate students interested in recent developments in matrix theory and computation, spectral problems, applications of linear algebra in statistics, statistical models, matrices and graphs as well as combinatorial matrix theory are particularly encouraged to attend. The format of the meeting will involve plenary sessions, special sessions and sessions with contributed talks posters. The conferences from MAT TRIAD series attract a number of international participants, provide a high quality scientific program as well as a friendly atmosphere for the discussion and exchange of ideas.


A special issue of Applications of Mathematics will be published after the meeting, with the papers related to the talks presented during the conference.


The deadline for special session proposals is January 31, 2019. The deadline for registration and submission of abstracts is May 31, 2019.


The list of invited speakers with two winners of Young Scientists Award of MAT TRIAD 2017 held in Bedlewo, Poland:

  • Dario Bini, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Mirjam Dür, University of Augsburg, Germany
  • Shmuel Friedland, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
  • Arnold Neumaier, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Martin Stoll, Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany
  • Zdeněk Strakoš, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

  • Álvaro Barreras, Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, Spain
  • Ryo Tabata, National Institute of Technology, Fukuoka, Japan


  • Miro Rozložník, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague
  • Milan Hladík, Charles University, Prague
  • Jan Bok, Charles University, Prague
  • David Hartman, Charles University and Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague
  • Miroslav Tůma, Charles University, Prague
  • Petr Tichý, Charles University, Prague


e-mail to organizers:

** 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