IRIT (Institut de Recherches en Informatique de Toulouse) is the second Laboratory on Computer Sciences in France.
AAECC/IRIT (Applied Algebra and Error Correcting Codes) is a research Lab., part of IRIT, which was founded in 1978. Its acronym was given to the conference when we founded AAECC International Conference, in 1983.
During a conference at the university of Saint Etienne (October 1983) it appeared from a discussion with Bruno Buchberger that some generators of multivariate polynomial codes were Gröbner bases. As extended Reed-Muller or Reed-Solomon codes may be represented as multivariate polynomial codes we decided to add new topics, as Gröbner bases, and Complexity. This hypothetic link is now truly real as it can be seen from the recent papers on decoding cyclic codes with Gröbner bases.
In Grenoble and in Karlsruhe, more algebraic topics were included. Now, AAECC conference deals with Codes and constructive Algebra.
On the other hand, from 1991 we decided to have our conference only each two years.
The aim of AAECC Conferences is mainly around Error Correcting Codes and Computer Algebra, including Cryptography as well as algebraic developments. Complexity is an important topic, as well for finite algebraic structures as for infinite ones.
AAECC Conference was the first to introduce Gröbner bases in the coding side.There is a natural link between, for example, concatenated codes, 2-D Fire codes, Abelian codes, multivariate polynomials algebras, and Gröbner bases.
For the next conference, AAECC-17,
theoretical as well as applied papers are accepted.
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