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Pictures of Amsterdam courtesy of Amsterdam.info

From July 18 to 21, 2006 the bi-annual ILAS conference will be held in Amsterdam. This is in the week before the GAMM-SIAM conference on Linear Algebra in Dusseldorf, Germany. The ILAS will also run in conjunction with the which will take place at Universitat Bremen, Germany, on July 15 and 16, 2006.

Conference venue

The conference will be organized at the Vrije Universiteit, located in the southern part of the city of Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands

Topics, themes, mini-symposia

The conference will be mainly structured around a number of themes. For each of those themes an invited lecture will be combined with a mini-symposium. Themes selected so far include:
  • Linear Algebra in Statistics
  • Numerical Linear Algebra
  • Matrices in Indefinite Scalar Product Spaces
  • Structured Matrices
  • Positive Linear Algebra
In addition, there will be the possibility for participants to present their work at the conference, even if it does not fall under one of the special themes.

Travel information

The city of Amsterdam can be reached easily from around the globe. The main airport of the Netherlands, Schiphol airport, is only a short train ride away from both the city centre and the Vrije Universiteit. In addition, Amsterdam can be reached from the major cities in Europe easily by train. Once inside the city, the excellent network of public transportation will guarantee you an easy trip to your hotel and the conference location.

Hotel accomodation

Participants are expected to make their own arrangements for accomodation. This can be done easily online. See also here.


As usual for ILAS meetings, the proceedings will appear as a volume of Linear Algebra and its Applications. Editors for the volume are
  • Harm Bart
  • Jan Brandts
  • Andre Ran
  • Paul VanDooren
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