4th International Workshop on

Parallel Matrix Algorithms and Applications (PMAA'06)

September 7-9, 2006, IRISA, Rennes, France.


Over the past two decades the development of efficient linear algebraic techniques has become an important feature of research in many theoretical and application areas of parallel computing. Novel, highly efficient methods, algorithms and implementations have been developed and are now in widespread use. However, the sheer diversity of scientific and commercial contexts in which matrix-related problems and challenges arise have resulted in a lack of communication among different research communities, thereby hindering a smooth dissemination of important results.

The aim of the Workshop is to help overcome this undesirable situation by providing a forum for an exchange of recent ideas, insights and experiences in different areas of parallel computing in which matrix algorithms are employed, focusing particularly on those which have not yet received wide exposure. The Workshop will bring together experts and practitioners from diverse disciplines with a common interest in matrix computation, in the relaxing, yet stimulating, setting of the historical capital of Brittany, Rennes. In addition to formal presentations and plenary talks by invited speakers, time will be available for informal discussions and interactions. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract presenting original research on any aspect of the workshop themes. A prize of 300 euros, sponsored by the Metivier Foundation, will be awarded for the best student presentation. Some travel grants are available for Ph.D. students and young researchers in need of financial help.


Laura Grigori and Bernard Philippe, INRIA Rennes

Invited Speakers

Social Event:

A visit of Mont Saint Michel will be organized on Friday late afternoon, before the workshop dinner.

Program Committee:
P. Arbenz (CH), O. Beaumont (FR), M. Berry (USA), É. Blayo (FR), M. Clint (UK), M. E. Daoudi (MR), T. Davis (USA), M. Dayde (FR), L. Desbat (FR), E. Gallopoulos (GR), L. Giraud (FR), E. Kamgnia (CMR), E. Kontoghiorghes (CY), G. Meurant (FR), M. Moakher (TUN), E.G. Ng (USA), G. Oksa (SVK), M. Paprzycki (USA), S. Petiton (FR), T. Rauber (DE), J-L Roch (FR), J. Roman (FR), Y. Saad (USA), A. Sameh (USA), D. di Serafino (IT), M. Sosonkina (USA), A. Stewart (UK), D. Tromeur-Dervout (FR), D. Trystram (FR), M. Vajtersic (AUT), R. Wyrzykowski (PL)

Local organizing committee: É. Canot, J. Erhel, L. Grigori, F. Guyomarc'h, E. Lebret, B. Philippe, P. Yanev

Contact: Bernard.Philippe@irisa.fr, Laura.Grigori@inria.fr, Frederic.Guyomarch@irisa.fr

Technical matters: pmaa@irisa.fr

Webmaster: Edouard.Canot@irisa.fr