International Conference On Preconditioning Techniques
For Scientific and Industrial Applications

June 1012, 2024
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, USA

Deadline for Registration: May 04, 2024

The registration fee is US $225 (regular) and US $175 (students) which includes the conference dinner on June 11

Deadline for Submission: April 29, 2024

Only tentative titles are required at this moment and talk abstracts will be collected at a later date

The International Conference on Preconditioning Techniques for Scientific and Industrial Applications, Preconditioning 2024, is the thirteenth in a series of conferences that focus on preconditioning techniques for sparse and structured matrix computations. As problem sizes and problem complexity continue to increase and as new applications emerge, such as those in inverse problems and machine learning, preconditioning techniques become increasingly important and must also adapt. The conference brings together researchers developing new methods and tools, along with scientists and engineers addressing complex issues of applying preconditioning techniques in large-scale and industrial settings.

The conference will feature a plenary panel discussion on the role of machine learning in the field of preconditioning. The panelists will first present a survey or tutorial on the potential of using machine learning for preconditioning (and vice-versa) before opening the floor for a general discussion on exploiting the synergies between machine learning and preconditioning.

The themes to be covered at the conference include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Nonlinear preconditioning
  • Machine learning for preconditioning and preconditioning for machine learning
  • Preconditioning for inverse problems
  • Randomized algorithms for preconditioning
  • Mixed-precision preconditioning
  • High-performance and parallel preconditioning and software
  • Preconditioning for data assimilation
  • Domain decomposition and multigrid methods
  • Physics-based preconditioners
  • Algebraic preconditioners: incomplete factorizations and sparse approximate inverses
  • Preconditioning for indefinite and saddle point problems
  • Inexact solvers
  • Hierarchical matrices and structured matrix approximation

Invited Speakers

Monica Dessole
CERN SFT-EP, Switzerland

Selime Gürol

Alexander Heinlein
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Rui Peng Li
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

Will Pazner
Portland State University, USA

Tyrone Rees

Jacob B. Schroder
University of New Mexico, USA

The conference invites minisymposia (a set of 3 or 4 related talks) and contributed talks. The submission deadline is April 29, 2024. Only tentative titles are required at this moment and talk abstracts will be collected at a later date.


Conference Chairs

  • Esmond G. Ng, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
  • Yousef Saad, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Andy Wathen, University of Oxford, UK

Local Organization Committee

  • Edmond Chow, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Yuanzhe Xi, Emory University, USA

Program Committee

  • Edmond Chow (co-chair, SIAM rep.), Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Yuanzhe Xi (co-chair), Emory University, USA
  • Hartwig Anzt, University of Tennessee, USA
  • Michele Benzi, Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy
  • Matthias Bollhoefer, TU Braunschweig, Germany
  • Erik Boman, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
  • Jed Brown, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
  • Xiao-Chuan Cai, University of Macau, China
  • Victorita Dolean, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Melina Freitag, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Chen Greif, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Luke Olson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Daniel Osei-Kuffuor, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
  • John Pearson, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Wil Schilders, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Nicole Spillane, École Polytechnique, France
  • Martin Stoll, TU Chemnitz, Germany
  • Miroslav Tuma, Charles University, Czech Republic
  • Qiang Ye, University of Kentucky, USA
  • Irad Yavneh, Technion, Israel
  • Rio Yokota, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan