### 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 implementatios 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 2008 will be held in Siena, Italy. |

### Main Workshop Themes

The topics of WAIFI 2008 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

### Proceedings

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. |

### Sponsors

Microsoft Research |
CINECA: Inter University Computing Centre, Italy. |

University of Siena, Italy | |