Sponsored by SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra (SIAG/LA).

In cooperation with the International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS)

The Conference will be held in the University Center Building 86 on THIS MAP.

Online Conference Proceedings!

Are now available HERE!!

About the Conference

The Eighth SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra is the latest in a successful series of meetings that began in Raleigh more than 20 years ago. The meeting is being organized in cooperation with the International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS) and covers a wide and inclusive range of topics in applied and core linear algebra, as well as applications, both emerging and established.

Meeting Themes

Meeting themes include, but are not limited to:

Core Linear Algebra:

  • Indefinite inner products
  • Matrix inequalities
  • Kronecker products
  • Symbolic computations
  • Graphs and matrices

Numerical Linear Algebra:

  • Large-scale eigenvalue problems
  • Optimization
  • Polynomial eigenvalue problems
  • Foundations of computational mathematics
  • Lattice QCD calculations

Linear Algebra and its applications in:

  • Information retrieval
  • Computational biomedicine
  • Dynamical systems
  • Quantum information
  • Systems and control
  • Image processing

Program Committee

Roy Mathias, The College of William and Mary (Co-chair)
Hugo Woerdeman, The College of William and Mary (Co-chair)

Raymond Chan, Chinese University of Hong Kong
John Gilbert, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of California, Santa Barbara
Per Christian Hansen, Technical University of Denmark
Nicholas Higham, University of Manchester
Ilse Ipsen, North Carolina State University
Horst Simon, NERSC, Berkeley
Paul Van Dooren, Université Catholique de Louvain

Invited Plenary Speakers

SIAM and the Conference Organizing Committee are proud to announce that the following mathematicians and scientists have accepted their invitations to speak at the conference. These invited speakers and their presentations will play an important role in increasing interaction among applied and computational mathematicians, engineers, physicists, and researchers and scientists in academia, industry, and government who attend the meeting.

Linear Algebra in Quantum Computation
George Cybenko, Dartmouth College

Structured Linear Algebra Problems in Control
Heike Fassbender, TU Braunschweig

Lattice QCD Calculations
Andreas Frommer, Bergische Universität-Gesamthochschule Wuppertal

Large-scale Eigenvalue Problems
Rich Lehoucq, Sandia National Laboratories

Combinatorial Matrix Theory
Judith McDonald, Washington State University (ILAS Speaker)

Kronecker Products in Image Restoration
James G. Nagy, Emory University

Optimizing Matrix Stability
Michael Overton, New York University

Nonnegative Matrix Pairs, 2-D Dynamical Systems, and Road-colorings
Bryan Shader, University of Wyoming (ILAS Speaker)

The Numerical Solution of Large Scale Eigenvalue Problems
G. W. (Pete) Stewart, University of Maryland

Exact Computations on Polynomial and Integer Matrices
Gilles Villard, CNRS/Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon

Invited Minisymposia

Matrix Inequalities and Applications
Rajendra Bhatia, Indian Statistical Institute, and Qiang Ye, University of Kentucky

Linear Algebra in Data Mining and Information Retrieval
Inderjit Dhillon, University of Texas

Linear Algebra in Computational Biomedicine
Sabine Van Huffel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and Nicola Mastronardi, Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo

Indefinite Inner Products and Applications
Chi-Kwong Li and Leiba Rodman, The College of William and Mary

Numerical Solution of Polynomial Eigenvalue Problems
Volker Mehrmann, TU Berlin, and Françoise Tisseur, University of Manchester

Linear Algebra Problems in Science Applications
Esmond Ng, NSERC

Foundations of Computational Mathematics in Numerical Linear Algebra
Stephen Vavasis, Cornell University

Invited Business Meeting Speaker

The NSF and Applied Linear Algebra
Michael Steuerwalt, National Science Foundation

Banquet Speaker

Five Fundamental Facts in Matrix Analysis
Roger Horn, University of Utah

SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra Prize

"The Multishift QR Algorithm. Part II: Aggressive Early Deflation"
SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, Vol. 23 (4), 2002, pp. 948-973

Karen S. Braman
University of Kansas

Ralph Byers
University of Kansas

Roy C. Mathias
The College of William and Mary

How to Contribute

You are invited to contribute a presentation for this meeting in one of the following formats:


A minisymposium consists of four 25-minute presentations, with an additional five minutes for discussion after each presentation. Prospective minisymposium organizers are asked to submit a proposal consisting of a title, a description (not exceeding 100 words), a list of 4 speakers (a minisymposium organizer may also be a speaker in the minisymposium, usually the first presenter to give an expository talk), and, titles of their presentations. It is recommended that the minisymposium organizer make the first talk as much of a tutorial as possible. Each minisymposium speaker should submit a 75-word abstract in LaTeX format. The URL for electronic submissions is archive.siam.org/meetings/la03/part.htm.

Prospective minisymposium organizers should seriously consider the following recommendations when selecting speakers in a minisymposium.

  • Speakers should be selected primarily for their current contributions to the topic area.
  • Speakers should be as representative of researchers in the area as is practical.
  • Minisymposium organizers should select the first speaker based on one who can provide an overview of the topic area, put the whole area in perspective, particularly with regard to applications, and suggest new venues for continued research and application. A minisymposium organizer may speak in the minisymposium he or she is organizing.
  • SIAM discourages minisymposia in which most of the speakers come from the same organization or if all co-authors on the papers being presented in a minisymposium are from the same organization.

The Organizing Committee will referee contributed minisymposia. The number of minisymposia may be limited to retain an acceptable level of parallelism in the meeting sessions.

Presentations in Lecture or Poster Format

Contributions in lecture or poster format are invited in all areas of applied mathematics consistent with the meeting themes. Each contributor must submit a 75-word abstract in LaTeX format. Accepted papers will be assigned by the organizing committee to either a lecture presentation or a poster. Contributors should indicate which format they prefer. A lecture consists of a 12-minute presentation, with an additional 3 minutes for questions and answers. A poster presentation consists of the use of visual aids, such as 8.5" x 11" sheets for mounting on a 4' x 6' poster board and will be presented in a two-hour informal session that allows presenters to discuss their research with individual attendees. A poster board will be provided at the meeting for each poster presenter. The URL for electronic submissions is archive.siam.org/meetings/la03/part.htm

Deadline for submission of contributed abstracts for posters or lectures: 1/13/03 Passed

Electronic Submission

Every presenter of a minisymposium, contributed lecture, or contributed poster presentation must submit a 75-word abstract in LaTex format. The 75-word abstracts will appear in the final program. The URL for electronic submissions is archive.siam.org/meetings/la03/part.htm

Notice of Acceptance or Rejection

SIAM will send e-mail notices to all submitters as to whether their minisymposium proposals and contributed abstracts have been accepted by 2/10/03 Passed

Because of the possibility of space and time constraints, the Organizing Committee reserves the right to limit the number of presentations given by one individual. Please limit to one talk per person. This includes presentations in a minisymposium as well as contributed lecture-format sessions.


For instructions on submitting papers for the Proceedings, follow these Instructions.


Deadline for submission of minisymposium proposals: 12/16/02 Passed

Deadline for submission of minisymposium speakers' abstracts: 1/13/03 Passed

Deadline for Proceeding Submissions: 4/28/03 (PLEASE SEE PROCEEDING INSTRUCTIONS) Passed


Registration information is now available!


Publishers, software and hardware suppliers, and service organizations that have products to offer to meeting attendees are invited to exhibit. For further information and fees, please contact the SIAM Marketing Representative at [email protected].

Dates to Remember

Deadline for submission of minisymposium proposals. 12/16/02 Passed

Deadline for submission of minisymposium speakers' abstracts. 1/13/03 Passed

Deadline for submission of contributed abstracts for lecture or poster presentations. 1/13/03 Passed

Deadline for Proceeding Submissions: 4/28/03 (PLEASE SEE PROCEEDING INSTRUCTIONS) Passed


Standard AV Set-Up in Meeting Rooms
Every plenary session room will have two overhead projectors, two screens, and a data projector. All other breakout rooms will have one overhead projector, one screen, and a data projector.

Speakers may request audiovisual equipment, other than the standard equipment listed above, by contacting [email protected] by June 10, 2003. Additional requests are subject to approval. E-mail confirmation is sent to speakers who make special requests. To avoid confusion on-site, please be certain you receive an e-mail confirmation!

To review SIAM's audiovisual equipment policy, please visit archive.siam.org/meetings/resources/avnotice.htm

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Program & Updates

The Conference will be held in the University Center Building 86 on THIS MAP.

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Activity Group on Linear Algebra

The SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra promotes research in linear algebra and its applications. The group organizes regular conferences such as the SIAM Conference on Linear Algebra in Signals, Systems, and Control and the triennial SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra. They also support smaller, less formal conferences as requested by the membership

Workshops and Shortcourses

Currently, there are no workshops or shortcourses scheduled for this conference.

Updated 6/6/03