International Conference On Preconditioning Techniques For Scientific And Industrial Applications

  • Start Date: 07/31/2017
  • End Date: 08/02/2017

University of British Columbia


The innermost computational kernel of many large-scale scientific applications and industrial numerical simulations is often a large sparse matrix problem, which typically consumes a significant portion of the overall computational time required by the simulation. Many of the matrix problems are in the form of systems of linear equations, although other matrix problems, such as eigenvalue calculations, can occur too.


Recent advances in technology have led to a dramatic growth in the size of the matrices to be handled, and iterative techniques are often used in such circumstances, especially when decompositional approaches require prohibitive storage requirements. Computational experience accumulated in the past couple of decades indicates that a good preconditioner holds the key for an effective iterative solver.


The conference will bring researchers and application scientists in this field together to discuss the latest developments and progress made, and to exchange findings and explore possible new directions.



Conference Schedule

Please see here


Invited Speakers:

Michele Benzi, Emory University, USA

Jed Brown, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA

Jie Chen, IBM Research Center, USA

Eric Darve, Stanford University, USA

Tom Jönsthövel, Schlumberger Abingdon Technology Centre, UK

Alison Ramage, Strathclyde University, UK

Sander Rhebergen, University of Waterloo, Canada

Nicole Spillane, Ecole Polytechnique, France





Topics covered include:

Incomplete factorization preconditioners

  • Domain decomposition preconditioners
  • Approximate inverse preconditioners
  • Block preconditioning
  • Multi-level preconditoners
  • Graph and mesh partitioners
  • Preconditioners based on randomization
  • Preconditioning techniques for finite element discretizations
  • Preconditioning multiphysics problems
  • Preconditioning techniques in eigenvalue computation, optimization problems
  • Applications including but not limited to: computational fluid dynamics, materials science and nanosciences, image processing, petroleum industry, semiconductor device simulations, computational finance, and data science






Other Information: 


University of British Columbia 



Registration for this event is now closed as we have reached capacity. 



Participant Accommodation:

The organizers have blocked rooms with two on-campus hosts. We strongly encourage you to book with them so that you receive the best available rate.


Carey Centre:

Twin and queen rooms with or without TV. Price ranges from $95- 103 before taxes and available until July 17, 2017. Breakfast is available upon request for $9 per person only. 

Book online: Click the booking link here; - Select the check in and check out dates; the online Group Booking Code is PIMSPC2017.



UBC Conferences and Accommodation:

Studio rooms available, including breakfast at $136CAD before tax. To book these rooms, please do so here.




Main Site:

For more information and to register, please visit the main site here