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Prof. Gary McGuire
School of Mathematical Sciences
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

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E-mail: Gary McGuire

Abstracts and Schedule (Updated 21 July)

Link to Fq 10 website

The conference took place July 13-17, 2009, in University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

The Fq 9 conference will honour the 65th birthdays of Harald Niederreiter and Steve Cohen.

Organizing Committee:

Simeon Ball
Lynn Batten
James Hirschfeld
Dieter Jungnickel
Gary McGuire (Chair)
Gary Mullen
Daniel Panario
Alexander Pott
Igor Shparlinski

Invited Speakers:

Mei-Chu Chang (University of California, Riverside)
Steve Cohen (University of Glasgow)
John Dillon (National Security Agency)
Winnie Li (Pennsylvania State University)
Alfred Menezes (University of Waterloo)
Harald Niederreiter (National University of Singapore)

The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers from all aspects of finite fields: theory, computation and applications.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Theory: additive and multiplicative structure, polynomials, curves,
    varieties, character sums, function fields.
  • Computation: polynomial factorisation, decomposition and irreducibility testing, finding primitive and other special elements of finite fields, algorithms for polynomials, codes, curves, varieties, and other objects over finite fields.
  • Applications: cryptography, codes, finite geometry, information theory, combinatorics, quantum information science.

Previous meetings have been in Las Vegas (USA), Glasgow (Scotland), Waterloo (Canada), Augsburg (Germany), Oaxaca (Mexico), Toulouse (France) and Melbourne (Australia).

Anyone wishing to contribute a talk to Fq9 is invited to submit an
abstract (in latex) of at most 1 page by email to

Submissions must use the LaTeX style file which can be downloaded here.

Deadline for submissions: 1 May, 2009.
Submissions can expect to receive a response within two weeks of the date of submission.

After the conference, all speakers will be invited to submit a full paper to the conference proceedings, to be published by the American Mathematical Society in the Contemporary Mathematics Series. The proceedings will be strictly refereed.

Banquet Dinner:

The conference banquet dinner will take place on Thursday evening at the world famous 16th century Abbey Tavern, a genuine tavern located in the lovely fishing village of Howth. An evening of traditional Irish food with music and dancing is the Abbey Tavern's specialty.

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