The following themes and organisers for (invited) minisymposia are confirmed at this stage. This page will be updated regularly.

  1. Graph spectra Domingos Cardoso, Claudia Justel, Renata del Vecchio
  2. Spectral properties of non-negative matrices Carlos Marijuán, Pietro Paparella
  3. Copositive and completely positive matrices and related topics Avi Berman, Mirjam Dür, Naomi Shaked-Monderer
  4. Mathematics of quantum information Rupert Levene, Ivan Todorov
  5. Combinatorial matrix theory Jane Breen, Roberto Canogar
  6. The Inverse Eigenvalue Problem for graphs Jephian Lin, Polona Oblak
  7. General preservers Lajos Molnár, Gyorgy Geher
  8. Distance matrices of graphs Projesh Nath Choudhury, Apoorva Khare
  9. Linear algebra education Anthony Cronin, Sepideh Stewart
  10. Numerical linear algebra for PDEs Scott MacLachlan, Niall Madden. This mini-symposium will feature takes on varied topics broadly related to linear and nonlinear solvers for problems arising form the discretization of PDEs. As such, it will include elements of both theoretical and applied numerical linear algebra. Speakers who have tentatively agreed to take part include and Xiao-Chuan Cai (Colerado), Patrick Farrell (Oxford), Jennifer Pestana (Strathclyde), John Pearson (Edinburgh), Alison Ramage (Strathclyde), Daniel Szyld (Temple), and Michael Wathen (RAL).
  11. The Research and Legacy of Richard A. Brualdi Adam Berliner, Louis Deaett, Seth Meyer.
    Richard Brualdi’s career has spanned (no pun intended) nearly six decades.  He is not only a prolific researcher and contributor to the linear algebra, graph theory and combinatorics communities, but he also advised 37 Ph.D. students, the most ever for a mathematician at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  This mini-symposium features topics related to and/or inspired by Richard’s impressive work.
  12. Matrix positivity: theory and applications Alexander Belton, Dominique Guillot

Contributed minisymposia – proposals invited

Proposals for minisymposia at ILAS 2020 are now invited. A typical minisymposium will have 8 to 12 speakers, although greater numbers can be considered. Minisymposium talks will be organised in sessions of three or four 30-minute slots (including five minutes for discussion and five minutes to allow movement between parallel sessions). Minisymposium organisers are responsible for inviting speakers and communicating with them in advance of the conference, and for arranging chairpersons for their sessions on the day.

Each minisymposium should have a coherent theme of interest to the international linear algebra research community. The programme of talks within a minisymposium should reflect the global and diverse nature of the ILAS community.

Minisymposium proposals should be submitted using this form, by November 15 2019. Decisions on the programme of minisymposia will be finalized by the Scientific Committee by December 15 2019.