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 2010 will be held in Istanbul, Turkey

Conference venue and other local information is found here.

Main Workshop Themes

The topics of WAIFI 2010 include but are not limited to:

  • Theory of finite field arithmetic:

    • Bases (canonical, normal, dual, weakly dual, triangular ...)
    • Polynomial factorization, irreducible polynomials
    • Primitive elements
    • Prime fields, binary fields, extension fields, composite fields, tower fields ...
    • Elliptic and Hyperelliptic curves

  • 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
    • Quantum computing

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: February 8th, 2010
  • Acceptance notification: March 25th, 2010
  • Final Version due: April 7th, 2010
  • Workshop presentations: June 28-30, 2010

Student Support Information

We will partially support a limited number of young researchers and students for attending WAIFI 2010. This support will allow them to listen the conference presentations and attend coffee breaks with a significantly reduced registration fee. If they pay extra, they may also buy the conference proceedings and attend the other social activities.

For application of this support please send e-mail to general chairs:


The proceedings will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series in time for distribution at the workshop.

LNCS: Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.


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