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The 27th International Workshop on Matrices and Statistics (IWMS-2019)

6-9 June, 2019, Shanghai, China

The 27th International Workshop on Matrices and Statistics, IWMS-2019, will be held at over the period 6-9 June 2019 at the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, Shanghai, China.

On behalf of the International Organizing Committee and the Local Organizing Committee we have much pleasure in extending a very cordial invitation to participate this workshop.

This series of Workshops has a long history and we welcome the opportunity to hold the workshop once again in China. The 19th Workshop was held in Shanghai in 2010 and was a resounding success as was the 24th Workshop in Haikou. We are sure that this 27th Workshop will also continue in the same tradition.

The purpose of the Workshop is to stimulate research and, in an informal setting, to foster the interaction of researchers in the interface between statistics and matrix theory. The Workshop will provide a forum through which statisticians may be better informed of the latest developments and newest techniques in linear algebra and matrix theory and may exchange ideas with researchers from a wide variety of countries.

As well as range of plenary speakers we are to strengthening the interactions between participants by organizing a range of minisymposia in various specialist areas.

We do hope we have the opportunity to meet in Shanghai.

Jeffrey J. Hunter

Chair, International Organizing Committee

27th International Workshop on Matrices and Statistics

Yonghui Liu

Chair, Local Organizing Committee

27th International Workshop on Matrices and Statistics

Invited Speakers

Plenary Speakers (In an alphabetical order)

  • Oskar Maria Baksalary (Poland)

  • Rajendra Bhatia (India)

  • Kai-Tai Fang (Hong Kong, China)

  • Arjun K. Gupta (USA)

  • Jianxin Pan (UK)

  • K. Manjunatha Prasad (India)

  • Yongge Tian (China)

  • Fuzhen Zhang (USA)

  • Shurong Zheng (China)

  • Lixing Zhu (Hong Kong, China)


Mini-symposia with the confirmed speakers:

  • Decompositions of tensor spaces with applications to multilinear models [Organizer: Dietrich van Rosen]
    • Jianhua Hu (China)
  • Linear statistical models and related matters [Organizer: Simo Puntanen]
  • Magic Squares, Prime Numbers and Postage Stamps [Organizer: George Styan]
  • Inference in parametric models [Organizer: Julia Volaufova]
    • Lynn Roy LaMotte (USA)
    • Thomas Mathew (USA)
    • Julia Volaufova (USA)
  • Statistical diagnosis [Organizer: Shuangzhe Liu]
  • Experimental design [Organizer: Kai-Tai Fang]
    • A.M. Elsawah (China)
    • Yu Tang (China)
    • Aijun Zhang (Hong Kong, China)
    • Yongdao Zhou (China)


International Organizing Committee (IOC) of IWMS-2019

  • Jeffrey J. Hunter (New Zealand) (Chair)
  • Dietrich von Rosen (Sweden)(Vice-Chair)
  • George P. H. Styan (Canada) (Honorary Chair)
  • S. Ejaz Ahmed (Canada)
  • Francisco Carvalho (Portugal)
  • Katarzyna Filipiak (Poland)
  • Daniel Klein (Slovakia)
  • Augustyn Markiewicz (Poland)
  • Simo Puntanen (Finland)
  • Julia Volaufova (USA)
  • Hans Joachim Werner (Germany)

Local Organizing Committee

  • Yonghui Liu (Chair)
  • Hui Liu (Vice-Chair)
  • Chengcheng Hao
  • Cihai Sun

Important Dates

  • Registration begins: April 15, 2019
  • Deadline for registration: May 6, 2019
  • Abstract submission begins: April 6, 2019
  • Deadline for abstract submission: May 6, 2019
  • IWMS-2019: June 6-9, 2019

Registration fee

Registration fee covers conference materials, coffee/tea breaks, all meals and one banquet during the conference. It does not cover the accommodation.

Participators Students
Foreign participants USD 300 USD 150
Chinese participants RMB 1000 RMB 500


Abstract Submission

The organizers welcome abstract submissions in matrix theory and statistics. Submissions by young researchers and postgraduate students are encouraged.

Click here to submit and review your abstract!

Your abstract will be reviewed quickly by International Organizing Committee. Once your abstract is accepted you are invited to make a formal registration. Persons wish to present a paper should complete the registeration (including payment) before May 6, 2019.

Please use the following LaTeX template to submit your IWMS abstract.


Registration system will open in April 15, 2019.

Conference Venue

Shanghai University of International Business and Economics Gubei Campus,
Gubei Road 620,
Changning District, Shanghai

Visa Information

China now requires a letter of invitation for both tourist and business visas. Once you complete the registration, please fill out the below form and return via email to Dr. Chengcheng Hao (chengcheng(dot)hao(at)outlook(dot)com). An invitation letter will be emailed by April 15, 2019. If returning this form after Aril 15, 2019, please allow one week response time.


If you have an accompanying person, please complete a separate form.

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Organizing Committee of IWMS-2019

School of Statistics and Information,

Shanghai University of International Business and Economics,

Wenxiang Road 1900, Songjiang District,

201620 Shanghai, China