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Random Network Coding and Designs over GF(q)

Random Network Coding and Designs over GF(q)

This COST Action on Random Network Coding and Designs over GF(q) serves to foster an international European collaboration on this emerging field in Communications Technology. It brought together experts from pure and applied mathematics, computer science, and electrical engineering.

This COST Action focused on a new striking approach to random network coding based on award-winning work by R. Koetter and F. Kschischang, in which the network is viewed as a mechanism of delivering not packets but rather the subspace that these packets span, thus leading to a new kind of coding theory employing subspace codes. As in traditional algebraic coding theory, two main research directions in random network coding are

  1. existence and construction of good and optimal network codes,
  2. efficient encoding and decoding schemes for a given network code.

Dimitris E. Simos has been member of the Management Comittee.

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