"Numerical Methods for Structured Matrices and Applications: Georg Heinig memorial volume"

On May 10, 2005, Georg Heinig, an excellent mathematician, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at the age of 57. We have lost one of the leading experts in the field of structured matrices, an irreplaceable colleague, and a good friend.

Georg was an active member of the editorial boards of several journals, e.g., of the Elsevier Journal "Linear Algebra and Its Applications", of the Birkhauser Verlag Journal "Integral Equations and Operator Theory, " and of the Birkhauser Verlag book series Operator Theory: Advances and Applications.

We invite researchers to submit papers to this volume that are related to the areas where Georg made outstanding contributions as well as papers related to his research interests. The list of the areas includes (but not limited to) structured matrices, fast algorithms, operator theory, applications to system theory, signal processing.

The editorial board members for this volume are: Dario Bini, Albrecht Boettcher, Biswa Nath Datta, Israel Gohberg, Gene Golub, Marinus A.Kaashoek, Thomas Kailath, Naum Krupnik, Peter Lancaster, Volker Mehrmann, Vadim Olshevsky, Lothar Reichel, Leiba Rodman, Karla Rost, Hans Schneider, Arcadie Semencul, Gilbert Strang, Eugene Tyrtyshnikov, Marc Van Barel.

The papers can be submitted via email to any of the five handling editors:
Only original research papers related to Georg Heinig's interests will be acceptable for publication. In exceptional cases (please contact us in advance), the editors will allow survey articles. All papers will be refereed.

Final submission of the accepted manuscripts. The volume will be published by Birkhauser Verlag Basel. Only papers which have been written in LaTeX2e using the Birkhauser style birkmult.cls can be accepted. The file and the instructions to the authors can be obtained directly from the Birkhauser web site
For your convenience, we provide these files for downloading here:
  • birkmult.cls This is the Birkhauser class style. You should put it in the same directory containing your paper. Your paper should start with the first line
  • bmultdoc.tex This is a LaTeX file with an example for the usage of the birkmult class Ffile.
  • bmultdoc.pdf A PDF version of the latter file.

The Target date for submission is March 31, 2007.

We will greatly appreciate if you present not only a research paper but also send some recollections about Georg, if you knew him personally; and if you could also send us any of Georg's pictures if you have them. These should be forwarded at your earliest convenience at
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