Workshop Goals

This workshop is a forum of mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers and physicists performing research on finite field arithmetic, interested in communicating the advances in the theory, applications, and implementations of finite fields. The workshop will help to bridge the gap between the mathematical theory of finite fields and their hardware/software implementations and technical applications.

WAIFI 2020 will be held in Rennes, France

Main Workshop Themes

The topics of WAIFI 2020 include but are not limited to:

  • Theory of finite field arithmetic:

    • Bases (normal bases, duality, complexity ...)
    • Polynomial factorization, irreducible polynomials
    • Primitive polynomials, permutation polynomials
    • Special functions over finite fields (Boolean functions, APN functions, ...)
    • Curves over finite fields
    • Algebraic dynamical systems over finite fields

  • Hardware/Software implementation of finite field arithmetic:

    • Optimal arithmetic modules
    • Design and implementation of finite field arithmetic processors
    • Design and implementation of arithmetic algorithms
    • Pseudorandom number generators
    • Hardware/Software Co-design
    • IP (Intellectual Property) components
    • Field programmable and reconfigurable systems

  • Applications:

    • Cryptography
    • Communication systems
    • Error correcting codes
    • Finite geometry
    • Quantum computing

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline (EXTENDED): March 22th, 2020 (GMT time)
  • Acceptance notification: April 29th, 2020
  • Final pre-proceedings version due: June 1st, 2020
  • Final post-proceedings version due: August 5th, 2020
  • Early registration deadline: May 7th, 2020
  • Late registration deadline: June 30th, 2020


The proceedings will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series after the workshop as post-proceedings.

LNCS: Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

Supporting Institutions

Université de Rennes 1 Rennes, Ville et Métropole Henri Lebesgue Center
CominLabs GDR Sécurité Informatique IRMAR
Région Bretagne CYBER