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EUCCO 2018 - deadline for contributions is extended to June 15.

We would like to draw your attention to the 5th European Conference on Computational Optimization - EUCCO 2018, taking place in Trier in from September 10 - 12, 2018.

The scope of this conference series is quite broad as it aims to bring together scientists from a diversity of subdisciplines, such as computational optimization, algorithms and applications. The upcoming conference will place special emphasis on certain aspects of optimization, found in the focus sessions, while still keeping its more traditional focus on large scale optimization, optimization with partial differential equations, and numerical optimization algorithms and software. More information can be found at

Registration is still open!

Sparse Days

CERFACS, Toulouse, France, September 27-28, 2018.

Dear colleagues,

The annual Sparse Days meeting will be held at Cerfacs in Toulouse on 27th and 28th September 2018.

Registration for the Sparse Days is free but we ask people who are coming to register as soon as possible although the deadline is August 26th. Please complete the form on the website indicating whether you want to give a talk and whether you wish to attend the conference dinner. Although an emphasis will be on parallel aspects, any talk that has an association with sparsity is welcome. The length for a talk plus questions is 30 minutes although this is negotiable in either direction.

Information on accommodation can be found on the web page and a limited amount of free on site accommodation should be available for students. Students wanting to apply for this accommodation should contact Brigitte Yzel on

More information:

Best wishes

Iain Duff

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

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

** 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