The Galway ILAS Conference, originally scheduled for June 2020, took place from June 20 to 24, 2022,
with a programme of 258 talks and posters. We are grateful to all the participants for a memorable week!

The special issue of Linear Algebra and its Applications dedicated to the proceedings of the Galway ILAS Conference is now accepting submissions, with a submission deadline of December 1. To submit a manuscript, select “SI: 24th ILAS Conference” at the frist step (“Select Article Type”) of the LAA submission process.

The 24th Conference of the International Linear Algebra Society took place at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

The programme followed a similar format to other recent ILAS conferences – lectures and minisymposia from Monday to Friday, with an excursion on Wednesday afternoon followed by a banquet on Wednesday evening. In addition to the plenary lectures, there was full programme of minisymposia and contributed sessions.

The conference theme is “Classical Connections”. This is reflected in the plenary programme and minisymposia, and all participants are encouraged to think about relating their themes to their historical roots. Contributions on all aspects of linear algebra and its applications are welcome. The conference proceedings will be published as a special issue of Linear Algebra and its Applications.

It is the intention of ILAS, and of the local organizing committee, that the conference offers a welcoming, respectful and friendly environment for all participants, free of all forms of harassment and discrimination, in keeping with the ILAS inclusiveness statement. If any participant has an experience at the conference that does not align with this description, they are encouraged to bring the matter to the attention of the local organizers (for example co-chair Rachel Quinlan), or one of the officers mentioned in the above link.

The campus is located within a 15 minute walk of the city centre, which is small but very lively, with options for dining, socializing and cultural activities to suit all tastes and budgets. We are within 2km of the nearest Atlantic beaches. We are on the edge of Europe and within easy reach of the spectacular scenery of Ireland’s west coast. Our city and hinterland are geographically and culturally special, and we are looking forward to welcoming the international linear algebra community to Galway.