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:
- Parallel algorithms for dense, structured and sparse matrices.
- Parallel environments and tools for implementing applications.
- Large scale applications from diverse fields which have an emphasis on
parallel matrix computation.
- Performance modeling.
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
Laura Grigori and Bernard Philippe, INRIA Rennes
- Mark Adams, Columbia University, USA
- Erik Boman, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
- Erik Elmroth, Umea University, Sweden
- Gerard Meurant, CEA, France
- Jari Toivanen, Jyvaskyla University, Finland
A visit of Mont Saint Michel
will be organized on Friday late afternoon, before the workshop dinner.
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
Technical matters: email@example.com