6th IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization


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Watson Building, University of Birmingham

Edgbaston, B15 2TT, UK

Wednesday June 27, 2018 Friday June 29, 2018 Europe/London 6th IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization Watson Building, University of BirminghamEdgbastonB15 2TTUK The IMA and the University of Birmingham are pleased to announce the Sixth IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and […] Event Link: https://ima.org.uk/7149/6thimanlao/

6th IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization

The IMA and the University of Birmingham are pleased to announce the Sixth IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization. The meeting is organised in cooperation with SIAM, whose 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

Instructions for authors

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 https://my.ima.org.uk. Authors will be advised of acceptance by 31 March 2018. A book of abstracts will be made available to delegates at the conference.

Invited speakers

Amir Beck (Tel Aviv University)
Julian Hall (University of Edinburgh)
Misha Kilmer (Tufts University)
Dominique Orban (Polytechnique Montréal)
Alison Ramage (University of Strathclyde)
Francoise Tisseur (University of Manchester)
Luis Nunes Vicente (University of Coimbra)
Steve Wright (University of Wisconsin)

Conference Fees

Early Bird Fee – IMA Member £300
Early Bird Fee – SIAM Member £300
Early Bird Fee – IMA Student £140
Early Bird Fee – SIAM Student £140
Early Bird Fee – Non IMA Member £445
Early Bird Fee – Non-IMA Student £160

The Early Bird Fee will be available until Monday 29 May after which fees will increase by £20.

Residential Fee £128
The Residential fee includes B&B single en suite accommodation for the nights of 27 and 28 June at nearby Lucas House.
Additional night of 26 or 29 June each £64

Registration is open via https://my.ima.org.uk/

If you are an IMA Member or you have previously registered for an IMA conference, then you are already on our database. Please “request a new password” using the email address previously used, to log in.

Organising committee

Michal Kočvara, University of Birmingham (co-chair, SIAM representative)
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

Conference venue

The conference will be hosted by the University of Birmingham. Talks will take place in the School of Mathematics.


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

Further information

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


In co-operation with the SIAM Activity Group on Optimization and SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra

Image credit: South side of the Aston Webb building, University of Birmingham by Phil Champion / Geograph / CC BY-SA 2.0

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