International Conference on Matrix Analysis and Applications

Dec. 14-16, 2003, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Thank you note, workshop photo, proceedings

The Organizing Committee would like to thank you for your participants in the Int'l Conference on Matrix Analysis and Applications that was held at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Dec. 14-16, 2003.

There were 97 people registered for the conference and 85 showed up. The meeting was enjoyable and successful...

Some photos taken during the conference have been put up online: click here.

We would like to remind you of the Special Issue of LAA for the conference. Deadline for submission is May 1, 2004. Editors for the Special Issue are Chi-Kwong Li, Hugo Woerdeman, and Fuzhen Zhang.

We wish all of you a happy new year!

The Organizing Committee of International Conference on Matrix Analysis and Applications.


The aim of this mathematical meeting is to stimulate research and interaction of researchers interested in all aspects of linear and multilinear algebra, matrix analysis and applications, and to provide an opportunity for researchers to exchange ideas, recent developments and results on the subject. 


Registration and Deadlines

Please fill out the following form and send it by e-mail to by Oct. 15, 2003: 

A meeting on Matrix Analysis and 
Nova Southeastern University, Dec. 
14-16, 2003

Name:(appear on name tag)
Affiliation:(appear on name tag)

Are you giving a talk:
If yes, please submit title and abstract by Nov. 1, 2003.



Local Information

The City Fort Lauderdale: The city was named for Major William Lauderdale, who built a fort here in 1838 during the Seminole War. Fort Lauderdale's 165 miles of navigable waterways, seven miles of Atlantic beach, plus many rivers, inlets and man-made canals have helped dub it the "Venice of America". It is a major sunning spot in Florida for tourists in winter and spring. It was once named the best city to live in the United States by Money Magazine...Fort Lauderdale is located about 30 miles north of Miami.  For further information about the city, check out

Meeting Location: Nova Southeastern University, Health Professions Division (HPD) Auditoriums. 

3200 University Dr., Fort Lauderdale. Visit:

Accommodation:Conference hotel is Best Weston Rolling Hills Hotel & Resort, which is about 15-20 minutes to walk across University Drive from Nova ( Shuttle service between the hotel and our conference site is expected to be available twice a day by the hotel. Please make room reservations directly with the Hotel. Be sure to mention “Nova Matrix Meeting” to get special rate: $64/night + tax ($79 regular).

Best Weston Rolling Hills Hotel & Resort
Tel.954-475-0400, 1-800-327-7735
3501 W. Rolling Hills Circle
Fax: 954-474-9967
Fort Lauderdale
Florida 33328, USA

Transportation: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is closest to Nova and recommended. There is a free shuttle service from 8am to 11pm between FLL and Rolling Hills Hotel. Make early arrangement with the Hotel (954-475-0400) for pick-up or drop-off. It costs about $27 (one way) by taxi.For those who have to fly to Miami International Airport (MIA), there are shuttle/tax services between MIA and Rolling Hills Hotel.It costs about $37 one way by Super Shuttle (convenient & available at the airport ground transportation. Tel. 305-871-2000) and takes about 40 minutes one way. Rates may reduce for groups. For those who will tour or travel around in the South or Central Florida area, (renting) a car is strongly recommended. Parking at Hotel and conference site is free. Campus shuttles going through all key places of the University including the Library and HPD are frequent and free of charge. City public transportations (buses) are available but less convenient.

Dining:There are several nice dining establishments within walking distance of Nova as well as many world-class establishments within a short drive. 

Weather:Daytime temperatures in the mid 20s Celsius (around 80 Farenheit) with scattered showers. 

Local Newspapers: The main local newspapers are the Sun-Sentinel and the Miami Herald

Local Attractions:

  1. Ft. Lauderdale Beach: A long stretch of beautiful sandy beach. Movie “Where The Boys Are” was filmed here.
  2. Flamingo Gardens: a botanical treasure, collection of native and exotic plants, flamingos and alligators. 3750 Flamingo Rd, FL 33330, 954-473-2955 
  3. Butterfly Word: Tropical Rain Forest, exotic living butterflies, Hummingbirds 3600 W. Sample Rd. Coconut Creek, FL 33073, 954-977-4400 
  4. SawgrassMills Mall: One of the largest shopping center in the US. More than 270 manufacture outlets and retail outlets. 12801 W. Sunrise Blvd., FL 33323, 954-846-2350, 1-800-FL-MILLS 
  5. Jungle Queen 3-hour sightseeing cruises or other day or night sightseeing cruises or casino cruises. 954-462-5596 

Central & South Florida Attractions:

  1. Key West (FLORIDA KEYS): Ernest Hemingway, tropical ocean and trees... about 3-4 hours to drive from Nova 
  2. Everglades National Park: Alligators, Birds, tropical trees.... about 2 hours to drive from Nova 
  3. Parrot Jungle and Gardens: colorful birds, tropical garden.... In Miami, about 1 hour to drive from Nova 
  4. Miami Beach: South beach... tropical foods...night bars... In Miami, about 40 minutes to drive from Nova 
  5. Lion Country Safari: drive through one of the world's great wild animal preserves with over 1,200 wild animals roaming free within inches of your car. In West Palm Beach, about 1 hour to drive form Nova 
  6. Central Florida (Orlando): Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studio, Kennedy Space Center.... about 4 hours to drive from Nova 
  7. One day or three day cruises to Bahamas or Caribbean.... 

Confirmed Speakers/Participants and Abstracts of Talks

Talk schedule and Abstracts

For registration and program, contact

Chi-kwong Li
Department of Mathematics
The College of William & Mary
P.O. Box 8795, Williamsburg
Phone (fax): 757-221-2042 (7400)
VA 23187-8795, USA

For more local information, contact

Fuzhen Zhang
Math, Science & Technology
Nova Southeastern University
FAX: (954) 262-3931
3301 College Avenue
Tel. 1-800-338-4723, ext. 8317 or (954) 262-8317
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314, USA