FIFTH SIAM CONFERENCE ON APPLIED LINEAR ALGEBRA
Sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra
June 15-18, 1994
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
Snowbird, Utah
DATES TO REMEMBER
December 1, 1993: Deadline for submission of minisymposium proposal
December 13, 1993: Deadline for submission of reply card
March 7, 1994: Deadline for camera-ready papers for conference proceedings
March 21, 1994: Deadline for advance registration for contributed participants
June 15-18, 1994: SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra
CALL FOR PAPERS
Linear algebra is subject to ever-widening demands because of its
central role in mathematics and applications. The same fundamental
problems occur in many disciplines--solving a sequence of linear
systems, for example, or finding an invariant subspace--but it is
often highly desirable to exploit special structure that arises from
the particular application. New applications lead to new challenges.
New computer architectures motivate new algorithms, and fresh ways to
look at old ones.
People struggling with the various applications of linear algebra have
a lot to talk about; this conference aims to bring them together for
their mutual benefit.
This meeting will experiment with a new format for contributed papers,
in response to concerns about conflicts between parallel sessions.
The new format is described below.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Researchers and practitioners from academe, industry, and
government laboratories, including pure mathematicians active in
research in linear algebra and matrix theory; numerical analysts
and computer scientists involved with the development, analysis,
and implementation of computational methods for solving large-
scale problems; and users who look to the preceding two groups
for assistance and guidance and who can bring to the attention of
researchers new problems and directions for research.
PLENARY SPEAKERS AND TOPICS (Partial list)
* Eigenvalue Computation
James Demmel, University of California, Berkeley
* Geometry and Eigenvalues
Persi Diaconis, Harvard University
* Matrix Theory
Israel Gohberg, Tel Aviv University, Israel
* Iterative Methods for Large Sparse Systems
Anne Greenbaum, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
* Nonnegative Matrices: Can the Next Century Top This One?
Charles R. Johnson, College of William and Mary
* Parallel Matrix Computations
Robert S. Schreiber, RIACS-NASA Ames Research Center
INVITED MINISYMPOSIA
* Numerical Methods for Structured Matrices
Angelika Bunse-Gerstner, University of Bremen, Germany
* Linear Algebra in Optimization
Thomas F. Coleman, Cornell University
* Direct Methods for Large Sparse Systems
Iain Duff, Rutherford Appleton Laboratories, United Kingdom, and CERFACS, France
* Iterative Methods for Large Sparse Systems
Roland Freund, AT&T Bell Laboratories
* The Algebraic Ricatti Equation and Applications
Peter Lancaster, University of Calgary, Canada
* Graph Theory and Linear Algebra
Alex Pothen, University of Waterloo, Canada
* Teaching of Linear Algebra
Gilbert Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
CONTRIBUTED MINISYMPOSIA
Six minisymposia will be selected from contributed proposals to
complete the set of conference themes. Minisymposia will be two-hour
sessions, intended to provide a high-level survey of current research
in an important area of applied linear algebra. This conference will
have significantly fewer minisymposia than previous Applied Linear
Algebra meetings; most of the topics that would otherwise be minisymposia
will instead be discussed in the common-interest sessions (see below).
We invite you to propose a minisymposium in an area not covered by the
plenary speakers and invited minisymposia. Prospective minisymposium
organizers must provide a session title, a description (not exceeding
one hundred words), a list of speakers and titles of their
presentations, and a 100-word abstract from each minisymposium speaker.
The first presentation should be an overview by the organizer.
To obtain a minisymposium proposal form and instructions, fill out and
return the attached electronic reply card. The deadline for submission
of minisymposium proposals is **December 1, 1993**.
CONTRIBUTED PAPERS
As an experiment, this meeting has been organized so that the
presentation of contributed papers will be a dialogue rather than
a monologue. Each paper may be presented in three forms: in a
proceedings volume, as a poster display, and as part of a 2-hour
"common interest" discussion session. We expect most of the
contributed papers to be presented in all three forms, though this
is not required.
* Authors are invited to contribute a paper of at most 5 pages to
a published proceedings, which will be available at the meeting.
The author must also assign such a paper to a common-interest
session as described below, and is expected to attend that session
and participate in the discusssion. Participants should register in
advance. If the registration is not received by **March 21, 1994**,
the paper will not be included in the proceedings. Instructions
for submitting papers for the proceedings will be mailed to those
who fill out and return the attached electronic reply card.
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** Camera-ready papers for the proceedings must be received **
** at the SIAM office by **March 7, 1994**. Any paper which **
** exceeds the 5-page limit or does not conform to the format **
** will be excluded from the proceedings. **
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* Authors may also choose to participate in the structured poster
sessions that precede the common interest sessions. Each author
is permitted a 4' by 6' area during the poster session. Posters
can be used in the traditional manner, as independent contributions.
They can also be used by authors of proceedings papers in several
new ways: to amplify details or issues for which the page limit on
papers prevents full discussion, to display additional graphics or
test cases, to allow alternative pedagogic approaches, or simply to
call attention to the work in the paper. Authors who choose to
make a poster presentation, but not contribute a paper to the
proceedings, must submit a 100-word abstract for their poster by
**March 7, 1994**. A prize for the poster judged best in both form
and content will be awarded at the conference banquet.
* A new feature of the 1994 conference is the 25 moderated common-interest
sessions. All attendees are invited to join these sessions. The
common-interest sessions are intended for discussion, primarily of the
proceedings papers and posters. The dicussion will be conducted by a
session chair, who has seen the papers in advance, has prepared an
introductory survey of the papers, and is prepared to lead discussion.
Authors are forewarned that the sessions will not consist of short
presentations of results; the proceedings and poster sessions are the
primary mechanism for promulgating new ideas to a wide audience at this
meeting. The common-interest sessions will consist of a 1/2 hour
attended poster session, followed by 1 1/2 hours of moderated discussion.
The combination of a hard-copy proceedings, a poster, and discussion in a
common-interest session will permit broader and more complete presentation
of a contributed paper than is possible in the conventional 12-minute
contributed talk. In addition, we hope that this format will reduce the
conflicts between parallel sessions of contributed talks, since most papers
will be available in several forms.
We would like participants to present the most current work possible.
The deadline for submitting papers and poster abstracts is as late as
production of a proceedings will permit. However, in order to estimate
the cost of the proceedings, we request that attendees signal their
intention to participate by returning the attached postage-paid reply
card no later than **December 13, 1993**. Doing so by that date will
guarantee a place in the proceedings for your paper (which itself must
must be received by the **March 7** deadline) and will allow your
preliminary title to appear in the preliminary program.
More information on the format of the meeting was published in the May
1993 SIAG/LA Newsletter. It is also available by anonymous ftp from
the machine "ae.siam.org" (IP number 192.108.225.1) as file
"pub/la-net/format94.ps" (postscript) or "pub/la-net/format94.text"
(plain text).
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
* Beresford N. Parlett (Chair)
University of California, Berkeley
* Harm Bart
Erasmus University, Rotterdam
* Richard A. Brualdi
University of Wisconsin
* John R. Gilbert
Xerox Palo Alto Research Center
* Sven Hammarling
Numerical Algorithms Group
* John G. Lewis
Boeing Computer Services
* Paul Van Dooren
University of Illinois
REGISTRATION
The conference program and registration information will be available
in early March 1994. To ensure receiving your copy, complete the
attached electronic reply card and return it to meetings@siam.org.
**Prospective participants must complete and return this card by
December 13, 1993.**
To request a hard copy of the reply card, call SIAM at 215-382-9800.
ELECTRONIC MAIL RESPONSE AND SUBMISSION
If you prefer, you may respond to this call for papers and/or submit
your final paper by electronic mail. This ascii version of the call
for papers and reply card is available by anonymous ftp from the machine
"ae.siam.org" (IP number 192.108.225.1) as file "pub/la-net/call94.text".
The filled-out reply card must be returned by e-mail to "meetings@siam.org"
no later than December 13, 1993. All authors who return the reply card
(either by e-mail or postal mail) will be sent instructions for e-mail
submission of final papers. You may continue to submit papers by hard
copy if you wish.
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FIFTH SIAM CONFERENCE ON APPLIED LINEAR ALGEBRA
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Fill out and send to "meetings@siam.org" no later than **December 13, 1993**.
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My preference is (check one):
[ ] A 5-page paper for the proceedings.
[ ] A poster presentation.
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I will pre-register by **March 21, 1994**. If my registration does
not reach the SIAM office by that date, my paper or poster abstract
will be excluded from the proceedings.
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(PROVISIONAL) TOPICS FOR COMMON-INTEREST SESSIONS
* Please check the ONE common interest session to which your presentation
best corresponds. If no listed session is appropriate for your paper,
please suggest a title for a session (at the same level of generality
as those listed) that would be.
[ ] Applications in optimization and operations research.
[ ] Applications in signal and image processing.
[ ] Applications in statistics and probability.
[ ] Applications in systems and control.
[ ] Applications, other.
[ ] Canonical forms and matrix factorizations.
[ ] Combinatorial matrix theory.
[ ] Condition estimation and rank-revealing factorizations.
[ ] Education and teaching.
[ ] Eigenvalue and singular value problems: dense problems.
[ ] Eigenvalue and singular value problems: sparse problems.
[ ] Generalized and quadratic eigenvalue problems.
[ ] Generalized inverses and least squares.
[ ] Graph theory and linear algebra.
[ ] Matrix functions and operator theory.
[ ] Multilinear algebra and matrices over rings and algebras.
[ ] Norms and numerical ranges.
[ ] Parallel algorithms for dense problems.
[ ] Parallel algorithms for sparse problems.
[ ] Sparse direct methods.
[ ] Structured matrices.
[ ] Symmetric iterative methods.
[ ] Unsymmetric iterative methods: iterative acceleration methods.
[ ] Unsymmetric iterative methods: preconditioning, domain decomposition,
multigrid.
[ ] Other (specify):
* Check any that apply:
[ ] I am interested in organizing a two-hour minisymposium. Send me
a minisymposium proposal form.
[ ] I am interested in attending the conference. Send me a conference
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[ ] Other:
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