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Colloque Sparse Days 2013

Colloque Sparse Days 2013 au CERFACS, Toulouse
17-18 Juin 2013



The annual « Sparse Days at CERFACS » will take place on the 17th and 18th of June, just before the Preconditioning 2013 meeting at Oxford.
We intend to finish formal proceedings on the Tuesday in time to allow participants to catch the evening flight from Toulouse to London Heathrow.
The Sparse Days meeting will be similar in format to previous years.
No invited speakers and all talks in plenary session. As it is before the preconditioning meeting, we might expect an emphasis on associated areas, but contributions on any aspects of sparsity are welcome. In particular, talks on sparse optimization and on data assimilation would fit well with some of the current research at CERFACS.

Registration (Deadline : April 30th)

There is no registration fee and a limited amount of very low cost accommodation is available on site at the Meteo residences.

Registration and requests for accommodation should be sent to Brigitte Yzel (brigitte.yzel@cerfacs.fr).
The deadline for doing this is 30 April 2013. However, it will help greatly with our planning if you can let us know in advance of that deadline that you plan to come.

Titles and abstracts for presentations of 30 minutes (although you can offer a shorter talk if you wish) should be sent to Xavier Vasseur (vasseur@cerfacs.fr). The deadline is the same (30 April) but these can be sent later than the registration.

Adobe_PDF_file_icon_24x24 Programme
Adobe_PDF_file_icon_24x24 List of Participants

Adobe_PDF_file_icon_24x24 Slides: click on the author’s name to download the slides

C. Ashcraft (LSTC, USA)

E. G. Boman (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)

M. Byckling (CSC – IT Centre for Science Ltd., Finland)

A. Kalinkin (Intel, Russia)

J. Kopal (Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic)

X. Lacoste (INRIA Bordeaux Sud-Ouest, France)

X. S. Li (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)

M. Martone (Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching, Germany)

G. Meurant (France)

S. Moufawad (INRIA Rocquencourt, France)

S. Murphy (CERFACS and University of Nottingham, France and UK)

S. Pudov (Intel, Russia)

L. Qu (INRIA Rocquencourt, France)

Y. Saad (University of Minnesota, USA)

W. Schilders (TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands)

J. Scott (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), UK)

M. Zenadi (ENSEEIHT-IRIT, France)

M. Zounon (INRIA Bordeaux Sud-Ouest, France)

A. Wathen (Oxford University, UK)

C. Weisbecker (ENSEEIHT-IRIT, France)

Conference Dinner

The conference Dinner will take place at the restaurant « S’Olia la Table du Pôvre Yves » on Monday, June 17th. Registration before June 5th is required.
30 Boulevard Maréchal Leclerc
31000 Toulouse

Access :
Bus n° 8 : from Météo-France to the Metro Station « Basso-Cambo »
Metro : Ligne A : from « Basso-Cambo » to « Jean-Jaurès » Station
Ligne B : from « Jean-Jaurès » Station to « Compans Caffarelli » Station


Pousse Rapière (a kir-like aperitif of sparkling white wine and liqueur armagnac) and nibbles
Foie gras (House duck liver with toast)
Three types of duck with sauteed potatoes:
Breast of duck (red meat)
Duck filet (smaller and more delicate than above)
Duck Thigh
Pastis Gascon : a traditional local cake with apples cooked in flaky pastry, doused in armagnac and flambed.
Red wine
Cost : 40 € per head

Travel Information

Toulouse is well served by many airports in many European countries including direct flights from Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Lisbon, London, Milan, Munich, and Paris. A complete list of airports reachable non-stop from Toulouse is given on the web site:

How to reach CERFACS :

Arriving by air
Taxis can drive you to Meteopole in about 15 minutes. It will cost you around 25 €, or take the airport shuttle to Toulouse city center and get off at « Allée Jean-Jaurès » bus stop. Then, take the underground line A in direction of « Basso Cambo », and get off at Basso Cambo station. Then take the bus Line N° 8, in direction « Lycée Polyvalent », and get off at stop « Météo-France ». An underground+bus ticket will cost you around 1,60 €.

Arriving by train or going from the city centre to Météo-France

Matabiau railway station is in the city centre.

Toulouse Matabiau Station
64, boulevard Pierre Sémard
31000 Toulouse

SNCF Information : +33 (0)8 36 35 35 35
Take the underground line A in direction of « Basso Cambo », and get off at Basso Cambo station. Then take the bus Line N° 8, in direction « Lycée Polyvalent », and get off at stop « Météo-France ». An underground+bus ticket will cost you around 1,60 €. The trip takes about 30 minutes.