The Householder Symposium XVII on Numerical Linear Algebra will be held June 1-6, 2008 in Zeuthen, Germany, a small town located 25 km southeast of Berlin. This meeting is the seventeenth in a series, previously called the Gatlinburg Symposia.  The conference is named after its founder Alston S. Householder, one of the pioneers in numerical linear algebra (Householder's biography in the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive). The meeting is very informal, with the intermingling of young and established researchers a priority. The thirteenth Householder Award for the best thesis in numerical linear algebra since January 1, 2005 will be presented. Participants are expected to attend the entire meeting.

Attendance at the meeting is by invitation only. We encourage applications from researchers in numerical linear algebra, matrix theory, and applied areas such as optimization, differential equations, signal processing, and control. Each attendee is given the opportunity to present a talk. Some talks will be plenary lectures with time allocated for questions, while others will be shorter presentations arranged in parallel sessions. Attendance will be limited to 125 participants because of the size of the conference facility.

For full consideration, conference applications must be received by October 20, 2007.
The procedure to follow is detailed under Application Process.

Limited funding will be available to provide financial assistance for young researchers and others who need it. The list of attendees together with the schedule of talks will be announced by January 20, 2008.

Program Committee (Contact:

Angelika Bunse-Gerstner (University of Bremen, Chair)
Tony Chan (UCLA)
Alan Edelman (MIT)
Nick Higham (University of Manchester)
Ilse Ipsen (North Carolina State University)
Roy Mathias (University of Birmingham)
Michael Overton (New York University)
Zdenek Strakos (Czech Academy of Sciences)
Paul Van Dooren (Catholic University of Louvain)
Charles Van Loan (Cornell University)

Local Arrangements (Contact:

Jörg Liesen (TU Berlin)
Volker Mehrmann (TU Berlin)
Reinhard Nabben (TU Berlin)