Notice of Cancellation (March 14)
We regret to announce that under the circumstances of the global Covid-19 emergency, the conference planned for June 22-26 this year is deferred until a future date, yet to be identified (not in 2020). We are grateful to everyone who has worked to make the conference a success – the organising committees and minisymposium coordinators, the ILAS board and all intending participants. We hope to see you at the rescheduled event. Details will be posted here as they become available.

The 23rd Conference of the International Linear Algebra Society will take place in Galway, Ireland, June 22-26, 2020. The venue will be the beautiful riverside campus of the National University of Ireland, Galway.

The programme will follow a similar format to 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 10 plenary lectures, there will be a full programme of minisymposia and contributed sessions, with an early finish on Friday to facilitate travel.

The conference theme is “Classical Connections”. This will be 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. Details of registration, abstract submission and dates will be posted here by the autumn of 2019.

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 Galway has been designated as a European Capital of Culture for 2020. We are looking forward to welcoming the international linear algebra community to Galway next year.

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