This volume contains the refereed proceedings papers of the Fifth International ConferenceonSequencesandtheirApplications(SETA2008), heldinLexington, Kentucky (USA), September 14-18, 2008. The conference SETA is well est- lished in the mathematics and computer science community. Topics of "SETA" include - Randomness of sequences - Correlation (periodic and aperiodic types) and combinatorial aspects of - quences (di?erence sets) - Sequences with applications in coding theory and cryptography - Sequences over ?nite ?elds/rings/function ?elds - Linear and nonlinear feedback shift register sequences - Sequences for radar distance ranging, synchronization, identi?cation, and hardware testing - Sequences for wireless communication - Pseudorandom sequence generators - Correlation and transformation of Boolean functions - Multidimensional sequences and their correlation properties - Linear and nonlinear complexity of sequences. This year's proceedings contain 32 contributed papers. All papers have been thoroughly refereed by at least two referees. Most of the refereeing was done by members of the program committee. We thank all of them for their help. We arealsogratefultoSerdarBozta, s, Nina Brandst] atter, Nicolas Courtois, Fa- wei Fu, Honggang Hu, Alexander Kholosha, Emmanuel Prou?, Martin Ro ]tteler, Ayineedi Venkateswarlu and Bo-Yin Yang for their assistance in the reviewing process. In addition to the contributed papers, we had four invited lectures given by Claude Carlet (University of Paris 8, France), Pierre L'Ecuyer (Universitede Montr eal, Canada), Guang Gong (University of Waterloo, Canada) and Robert McEliece (California Institute of Technology, USA). You ?nd papers based on these invited talks in this volume.
This volumecontainstherefereedproceedingsoftheSixth International Conf- ence on Sequences and Their Applications (SETA 2010), held in Paris, France, September 13-17, 2010. The previous ?ve conferences were held in Singapore (RepublicofSingapore),Bergen(Norway),Seoul(SouthKorea),Beijing(China) and Lexington (USA). Topics of SETA include: – Randomness of sequences – Correlation (periodic and aperiodic types) and combinatorial aspects of - quences (di?erence sets) – Sequences with applications in coding theory and cryptography – Sequences over ?nite ?elds/rings/function ?elds – Linear and nonlinear feedback shift register sequences – Sequences for radar distance ranging, synchronization, identi?cation, and hardware testing – Sequences for wireless communication – Pseudorandom sequence generators – Boolean and vectorial functions for sequences, coding and/or cryptography – Multidimensional sequences and their correlation properties – Linear and nonlinear complexity of sequences The Technical Program Committee of SETA 2010 refereed 56 submitted - pers. Each paper was reviewed by at least 2 referees (at least 3 when an author was a TPC member) and the TPC selected 33 papers to be presented at the conference. In addition, we had 4 invited papers, byRobert Calderbank(Prin- ton University, USA), James Massey (retired from ETH Zurich, Switzerland), Jong-Seon No (Seoul National University, South Korea) and Arne Winterhof ¨ (Osterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Austria). TheCo-chairsoftheTPCwereClaudeCarlet(Universit´ eParis8,France)and Alexander Pott (Otto-von-Guericke-Universit¨ at, Magdeburg, Germany). They wish to thank the other members of the ProgramCommittee: Thierry P.
This volume is dedicated to Robert F. Tichy on the occasion of his 60th birthday. Presenting 22 research and survey papers written by leading experts in their respective fields, it focuses on areas that align with Tichy’s research interests and which he significantly shaped, including Diophantine problems, asymptotic counting, uniform distribution and discrepancy of sequences (in theory and application), dynamical systems, prime numbers, and actuarial mathematics. Offering valuable insights into recent developments in these areas, the book will be of interest to researchers and graduate students engaged in number theory and its applications.
Harald Niederreiter's pioneering research in the field of applied algebra and number theory has led to important and substantial breakthroughs in many areas. This collection of survey articles has been authored by close colleagues and leading experts to mark the occasion of his 70th birthday. The book provides a modern overview of different research areas, covering uniform distribution and quasi-Monte Carlo methods as well as finite fields and their applications, in particular, cryptography and pseudorandom number generation. Many results are published here for the first time. The book serves as a useful starting point for graduate students new to these areas or as a refresher for researchers wanting to follow recent trends.
Formal Languages, Automaton and Numeration Systems presents readers with a review of research related to formal language theory, combinatorics on words or numeration systems, such as Words, DLT (Developments in Language Theory), ICALP, MFCS (Mathematical Foundation of Computer Science), Mons Theoretical Computer Science Days, Numeration, CANT (Combinatorics, Automata and Number Theory). Combinatorics on words deals with problems that can be stated in a non-commutative monoid, such as subword complexity of finite or infinite words, construction and properties of infinite words, unavoidable regularities or patterns. When considering some numeration systems, any integer can be represented as a finite word over an alphabet of digits. This simple observation leads to the study of the relationship between the arithmetical properties of the integers and the syntactical properties of the corresponding representations. One of the most profound results in this direction is given by the celebrated theorem by Cobham. Surprisingly, a recent extension of this result to complex numbers led to the famous Four Exponentials Conjecture. This is just one example of the fruitful relationship between formal language theory (including the theory of automata) and number theory.
Pseudo-random sequences are essential ingredients of every modern digital communication system including cellular telephones, GPS, secure internet transactions and satellite imagery. Each application requires pseudo-random sequences with specific statistical properties. This book describes the design, mathematical analysis and implementation of pseudo-random sequences, particularly those generated by shift registers and related architectures such as feedback-with-carry shift registers. The earlier chapters may be used as a textbook in an advanced undergraduate mathematics course or a graduate electrical engineering course; the more advanced chapters provide a reference work for researchers in the field. Background material from algebra, beginning with elementary group theory, is provided in an appendix.
With the shift towards the knowledge society, the change of working conditions, and the high-speed evolution of information and communication technologies, peoples' knowledge and skills need continuous updating. Learning based on collaborative working, creativity, multidisciplinarity, adaptiveness, intercultural communication, and problem solving has taken on an important role in everyday life.""Technology Enhanced Learning: Best Practices"" goes beyond traditional discussion on technology enhanced learning to provide research and insights on increasing the efficiency of learning for individuals and groups, facilitating the transfer and sharing of knowledge in organizations, and understanding of the learning process by exploring links among human learning, cognition, and technologies. This Premier Reference Source offers estimable, comprehensive research to researchers and practitioners in the field of technology enhanced learning in various disciplines, including education, sociology, information technology, workplace learning, entertainment, healthcare, tourism, and many others.
Volume 1 (A and B) of the Yearbook of International Organizations covers international organizations throughout the world, comprising their aims, activities and events
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