The conference will be held in Tomar, Portugal, from 12 to 16 July, 2011, and is endorsed by ILAS - International Linear Algebra Society. A special issue published by ELA - Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra, will be devoted to strongly related papers presented at the Conference.
The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers sharing an interest in a variety of aspects of matrix analysis and its applications in other parts of mathematics and offer them a possibility to discuss current developments in these subjects.
Matrix theory is used in practically all other parts of mathematics and all areas to which mathematics is applied, and, in return, other parts of mathematics can be very useful in proving things about matrices, sometimes things that are very difficult or impossible to prove using conventional matrix theoretic methods. For example there are many examples in which graph theory is useful in matrix theory, but also matrix theory is an indispensable tool in graph theory. Yet another connection is with the people who are interested in polynomials (possibly in several variables) that take on only positive values. This involves many matrix problems both ways. Many advances have been made recently, both theoretically and practically (connections with semidefinite programming), with a lot of discussion between matrix people and others.
We plan offer the sections related to the following topics:
- Matrix theory
- Applied and numerical linear algebra
- Matrix computations
- Matrices and Graphs
- Matrices and Markov chains
- Linear algebra in industry and sciences
- Linear algebra in statistics
- Projectors and their applications
Researchers and graduate students in the area of linear algebra, statistical models and computation are particularly encouraged to attend the conference. The format of this meeting will involve plenary talks and sessions with contributed talks. The list of invited will be opened by winners of Young Scientists Awards of MAT-TRIAD 2009 (YSA 2009) promoted by the conference. We are also planning two short courses delivered by experienced lecturers for graduate students as well as others conference participants.
The work of young scientists has still a special position in the MAT-TRIAD' 2011. The best poster as well as the best talk of graduate students or scientists with a recently completed Ph.D. will be awarded. Prize-winning works will be widely publicized and promoted by the conference.