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 2018 was held in Bergen, Norway

WAIFI 2020 will be held in Rennes, France

Main Workshop Themes

The topics of WAIFI 2018 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
    • Finite geometry
    • Quantum computing

Important Dates

  • Early registration deadline: May 20th, 2018
  • Late registration deadline: June 7th, 2018
  • Submission deadline (EXTENDED): April 8th, 2018
  • Acceptance notification: May 11th, 2018
  • Final pre-proceedings version due: May 20th, 2018
  • Final post-proceedings version due: July 12th, 2018
  • Workshop presentations: June 14-16, 2018

New announcements

  • Students presenting their papers at the workshop will be released from registration fee.
  • There will be also a best paper award for the best paper presented at the workshop.

Participants of WAIFI 2018 may be interested to attend the International Workshop on Boolean Functions and Their Applications BFA 2018 which will take place right after WAIFI in Loen, a location close to Bergen:


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.


NFR: The Research Council of Norway BFS: Bergens forskningsstiftelse University of Bergen