Monday, 22 August 2016

5th IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization

Date: 7 – 9 September 2016
Location: University of Birmingham, UK

The IMA and the University of Birmingham are pleased to announce the Fifth IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization. The meeting is co-sponsored by 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:
  • Tim Davis (Texas A&M University) 
  • Anders Forsgren (KTH Stockholm) – NAG Speaker
  • Andreas Frommer (University of Wuppertal)
  • Jacek Gondzio (University of Edinburgh)
  • Laura Grigori (INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt)
  • Jennifer Scott (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
  • Lieven Vandenberghe (UCLA) – SIAM Speaker

Conference Fees

Early Bird Fees*:

IMA/SIAM Member £240
Non-IMA Member £345
IMA Student £120
Non-IMA Student £130

Early Bird Fees* will be available until Monday 8 August 2016, after which the fees will be:

IMA/SIAM Member £260
Non-IMA Member £365
IMA Student £140
Non-IMA Student £150

Residential Fee (includes single en suite student B&B accommodation for the nights of 7 and 8 September 2016) £70
Please contact the Conferences Department regarding other nights’ accommodation.

*Early Bird Fees must be paid by Monday 8 August 2016 otherwise the higher price will be implemented.

Conference fees include refreshments and lunches throughout the conference, and a drinks reception on evening of Wednesday 7 September. To register, please download, complete and return the application form.

Please refer to conference terms and conditions for booking
Organising committee

Michal Kočvara, University of Birmingham (co-chair)
Daniel Loghin, University of Birmingham (co-chair)
Iain Duff, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Nick Gould, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Julian Hall, University of Edinburgh
Francoise Tisseur, University of Manchester
Conference venue

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

For further information or to register your interest, please contact Lizzi Lake, Conference Officer, E-mail:, Tel: +44 (0) 1702 354 020, Fax: +44 (0) 1702 354 111, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Catherine Richards House, 16 Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EF, UK.

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