Applied Algebra Group

Applied Algebra Group at the University of Zürich


Coding theory and cryptography

A conference in honor of Joachim Rosenthal's 60th birthday

July 11 - 15, 2022

Zurich, Switzerland

This conference is in honor of Joachim Rosenthal on the occasion of his 60th birthday.

Joachim Rosenthal is Professor of Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Zurich since 2004. He received the Diplom in Mathematics from the University of Basel in 1986 and the Ph.D. in Mathematics from Arizona State University in 1990. From 1990 until 2004 he has been with the Department of Mathematics at the University of Notre Dame, where he has been last "The Notre Dame Chair in Applied Mathematics" and Concurrent Professor of Electrical Engineering.

He is one of the pioneers in the field of algebraic coding theory and cryptography.

He is a fellow of IEEE society and honorary professor of Universidad del Norte, Colombia. He also has supervised 30 Ph.D. students, many of them are active researchers in academia. Currently, he serves as Vice President of the Swiss Mathematical Society.




Gianira Alfarano, Elisa Gorla, Anna-Lena Horlemann, Karan Khathuria, Roxana Smarandache, Violetta Weger



Contributed Talks

The conference consists of contributed talks sessions. The topics include but are not restricted to error-correction codes, network coding, subspace codes, convolutional codes, LDPC codes, code-based cryptography, number-theoretic cryptography. The duration of each talk should be about 20-25 minutes. The deadline to submit the abstract for talks was May 15, 2022.

Special issue of Journal of Algebra and Applications


We are also pleased to announce a special issue of the Journal of Algebra and Applications, titled "Recent Advances in Coding theory and cryptography", in honor of Joachim Rosenthal's 60th birthday. This issue is not a proceedings of the conference, and the manuscript submissions can be independent of the contributed talks.

More information is available at the Journal link Call for Papers


Important Dates

May 15, 2022Submission deadline for contributed talks
May 20, 2022Acceptance notification for contributed talks
June 20, 2022Conference registration closed
July 11-15, 2022Conference in Zurich
November 30, 2022Submission deadline for papers for the special issue of JAA


Due to overwhelming interest the registration has been closed.



Slides of the talks are linked to the name of the respective speaker.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
08:45 - 10:25 Opening Camps-Moreno Excursion Persichetti Hieta-aho
Grassl     Islam Lobillo Sharma
Lieb López-Permouth Bariffi Yadav
Abreu Almeida
10:25 - 10:55 Coffee Break Coffee Break
10:55 - 12:35 Requena Özbudak Manganiello Etzion
Rocha Pinto Bartz Ludhani Wassermann
Santana Willenborg Martínez-Moro Serban
Salizzoni/Gorla Hörmann Costello
12:35 - 14:00 Lunch Break Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:40 Solé Anupindi Newman/Horlemann Ghorpade
Kyureghyan Berardini Ke Navarro-Pérez
Pelen Iezzi Riet Can
Mesnager Iglesias Curto Panja
15:40 - 16:10 Coffee Break Coffee Break
16:10 - 17:25 Gluesing-Luerssen Kahrobaei Baldi
Freij-Hollanti Battarbee McMillon
Zoo visit and
Welcome Apéro
(17:00 onwards)
Jany Le Coz Kılıç/Ravagnani
Evening Online Greetings
(18:00 onwards)

Conference Picture

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Practical Information


How to reach us

The conference will take place at the Archaeological Collection of the University of Zurich (Rämistrasse 73, 8006 Zurich).

Tram stops near the venue are ETH/Universitätsspital (Tram no. 6, 9, 10) and Kantonsschule (Tram no. 5, 9).

For public transportation, tickets should be bought BEFORE boarding train or tram or bus; there are machines at all stations and tram/bus stops. If you are travelling more than once, it may well be cheaper to buy a 'Tageskarte' (24 hour ticket).


Information about some hotels and hostels can be found here.
If you are interested in single/double sharing rooms in a student hostel, please send us your request at