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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)
Andreas Frommer (University of Wuppertal)
Jacek Gondzio (University of Edinburgh)
Laura Grigori (INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt)
Jennifer Scott (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
Lieven Vandenberghe (UCLA)

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.

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 by 31 March 2016. A mini-symposium is limited to at most two sessions on a single topic (maximum eight speakers). Organisers will be advised of acceptance by 11 April 2016. Contributed talks and mini-symposia talks will be accepted on the basis of a one page extended abstract which should be submitted by 30 April 2016 by e-mail to Authors will be advised of acceptance by 31 May 2016. A book of abstracts will be made available to delegates at the conference.

Key dates

Mini-symposia proposals: 31 March 2016
Notification of acceptance of mini-symposia: 11 April 2016
Abstract submission: 30 April 2016
Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 31 May 2016
Conference: 7-9 September 2016

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.




Done in cooperation with the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra