The 10th International Conference on Finite Fields and their Applications

Ghent, July 11-15, 2011

In honour of the 26-th birthday of Gary L. Mullen

The conference will take place from July 11-15, 2011, at Ghent University's congress centre "Het Pand", Ghent, Belgium.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Field-theoretic aspects of finite fields: structure of finite fields, normal bases, polynomials, primitive elements, number-theoretic aspects of finite fields, exponential sums, arithmetic theory of function fields.
  • Computational aspects: algorithms and complexity, polynomial factorization, decomposition and irreducibility testing, sequences and functions.
  • Applications: algebraic coding theory, cryptography, affine and projective geometry over finite fields, algebraic geometry over finite fields, finite incidence geometry, designs and configurations, difference sets, combinatorics, generalisations of finite fields.

Invited Speakers

Joachim von zur Gathen, Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology

Tor Helleseth, University of Bergen

Tanja Lange , Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

Olga Polverino, Seconda UniversitÓ degli Studi di Napoli

Michael Rosen, Brown University


The proceedings of the conference will appear in the series Contemporary Mathematics, published by the American Mathematical Society. All participants will be invited to submit original papers related to the talk presented at the conference. The submitted articles will be strictly refereed. Deadline for submission is August 31, 2011.

Schedule of the talks

A schedule can be found here. Please note, that Wednesday afternoon will be free of lectures. We will give you at the beginning of the conference some suggestions for excursions, but there will be no excursion organised by the conference.

Scientific Committee

Simeon Ball Michel Lavrauw Gary McGuire
Gary Mullen Harald Niederreiter Svetla Nikova
Daniel Panario Bart Preneel Igor Shparlinski
Leo Storme (Chair)

Local Organising Committee

Jan De Beule Frank De Clerck (Chair) Yves Edel
Michel Lavrauw Svetla Nikova Bart Preneel
Leo Storme



Department of Mathematics,
Research Group Incidence Geometry,
Ghent University,
Krijgslaan 281-S22,
B-9000 Ghent, Belgium

Fax: ++32 9 264 4993

Previous Meetings

Fq 9, 2009: Dublin (Ireland) Fq 8, 2007: Melbourne (Australia)
Fq 7, 2003: Toulouse (France) Fq 6, 2001: Oaxaca (Mexico)
Fq 5, 1999: Augsburg (Germany) Fq 4, 1997: Waterloo (Canada)
Fq 3, 1995: Glasgow (Scotland) Fq 2, 1993: Las Vegas (USA)
Fq 1, 1991: Las Vegas (USA)


BCRYPT: Belgian Fundamental Research on Cryptology and Information Security

Research Fund of the Faculty of Sciences of Ghent University

UGent, Department of Mathematics Research Group Incidence Geometry


FWO: Research Foundation - Flanders

Research Group ESAT/COSIC, K.U.Leuven

Last changed: Juli 14, 2011.