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

Invited speakers

Amir Beck (Technion Haifa)
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)

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.

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 conferences@ima.org.uk 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 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.

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.


This conference is in co-operation with the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

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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