Theoretical and Applied Aspects of Nonnnegative Matrices (12w2156)
The workshop will encourage participation not only from established
researchers who may study both classical nonnegative matrix theory and
more modern approaches to this vast area, including some
applications, but also from
more junior researchers who are presently making their mark on this
growing subject area. In particular, graduate students and postdoctoral
fellows will be invited to attend and participate. The speakers at
the workshop will do more than simply report on recent progress,
they will also bring open problems and challenges, which will be
discussed during the sessions.
The key objectives of this workshop are simple. The short workshop
will provide researchers working in this area an opportunity to present
their current research, to identify future important challenges, to develop
techniques with junior researchers, and to begin research on these
identified problems. We hope that this
workshop will serve to establish important connections between individual
researchers, and promote collaboration as well as exciting new research.
As will be seen with our draft schedule below our aim is to design a forum
that facilitates cooperation and collaboration as well as general exchanging
of techniques and ideas.
A rough schedule that we feel will propel the above objectives may go
If Friday evening is not workable due to schedules, then we will
shift the schedule by one and remove the Sunday am session as it
Friday 3 x 30 min talks. Overview talks
possibly: 1. Combinatorial 2. Numerical 3. Classical algebraic
Sat 7 talks (4 morning, 3 afternoon)
Talks of 30 mins. plus 10 mins. long discussion including
challenges, open questions, future directions for the area.
(long break for lunch and hike/walk)
20 min break
Sunday 3 talks, same schedule as Friday morning
Sunday afternoon will be devoted to informal small group discussions
based on the challenges brought by the speakers.
Total for meeting is at most 13 talks.
It is our intention to insist that all speakers bring challenges,
open problems and items for discussions after their talks and push for
more open discussions during the meeting. Thus, 30 minute talks with
10 minutes discussion afterwards should fulfill our overall plan.