Final Program

Sixth SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra

Sponsored by SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra

Following is the final program for the 1997 Linear Algebra Conference. Please refer to Program Updates for a list of changes made to this program since it was first posted in June. The Postscript version of the original program (posted in June) is available in the following formats.
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Linear algebra plays a central role in mathematics and applications. The analysis and solution of problems from an amazingly wide variety of disciplines depend on the theory and computational techniques of linear algebra. In turn, the diversity of disciplines depending on linear algebra also serves to focus and shape its development. Some problems have special properties (numerical, structural) that can be exploited. Some are simply so large that conventional approaches are impractical. New computer architectures motivate new algorithms, and fresh ways to look at old ones.

The pervasive nature of linear algebra in analyzing and solving problems means that people from a wide spectrum -- universities, industrial and government laboratories, financial institutions, and many others -- share an interest in current developments in linear algebra. This conference aims to bring them together for their mutual benefit.

The first common-interest ("birds-of-a-feather") discussion sessions proved to be popular at the 1994 conference. The feedback with respect to this innovation has been very positive, and the Organizing Committee has decided to continue it in 1997. Thus, the general format of this conference will involve plenary speakers, minisymposia, and common-interest sessions preceded by related poster displays.


Hotel Reservations: Friday, October 3, 1997
Audio Visual Requirements: Friday, October 3, 1997
Conference Preregistrations: Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Funding Agency

SIAM and the Organizing Committee would like to express their thanks and appreciation to the National Science Foundation and Department of Energy for their support in conducting this conference.


Welcoming Reception (Cash Bar)
Tuesday, October 28, 1997
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Golden Cliff changed to Rendezvous Room, Snowbird Center -2nd floor

Coffee and Business Meeting
SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra
Saturday, November 1, 1997
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Ballroom 3

Poster Session
Saturday, November 1, 1997
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Room: Ballroom 3 (Ballrooms 1/2/3 will open as one ballroom)

Cocktails/Cash Bar
Saturday, November 1, 1997
7:00 PM-7:30 PM
Eagles Nest Room

Saturday, November 1, 1997
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Cost: $37.50
Guest speaker: Charles Van Loan, Cornell University
Golden Cliff changed to Rendezvous Room, Snowbird Center -2nd floor

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