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, specially in cryptography and coding theory.

WAIFI 2024 will be held in Ottawa, Canada

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline (EXTENDED): March 18th (23:59h AoE), 2024
  • Acceptance notification: May 3rd, 2024
  • Workshop: June 10-12, 2024
  • Final post-proceedings version due: July 7th, 2024

Main Workshop Themes

The topics of WAIFI 2024 include but are not limited to:

  • Theory of finite field arithmetic:

    • Bases (canonical; normal; dual; etc.)
    • Polynomials (irreducible; primitive; permutation)
    • Boolean functions and special functions over finite fields
    • Algebraic curves over finite fields
    • Dynamical systems over finite fields

  • Hardware & Software implementations:

    • Design & implementation of finite field processors
    • Design & implementation of arithmetic algorithms
    • Pseudorandom number generators
    • Hardware/software co-design

  • Applications of finite fields in:

    • Cryptography (ciphers; PQC; etc)
    • Coding theory (AG codes; LDPC codes; etc)
    • Combinatorics (designs; arrays; etc)
    • Finite geometry


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.


Fields Institute Carleton University Tutte Institute for Mathematics and Computing
Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications