Minisymposium on Designs and Codes

Organized by:  
  • Ronan Egan, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
  • Ilias Kotsireas, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada
  • Pardaig Ó Catháin, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts, USA
  • Eric Swartz, College of William and Mary, Virginia, USA

in the frame of the conference

ILAS 2020, Galway, Ireland, June 22-26, 2020.



Linear algebra is an essential tool in the study of designs and codes: the Bruck-Ryser-Chowla theorem uses invariants of quadratic forms to give the best known non-existence results for designs. Delsarte's theory of association schemes and linear programming bounds is central in the study of coding theory. This mini-symposium will bring together researchers in design theory and coding theory to discuss old and new results in the field with an emphasis on linear algebraic techniques.

Confirmed Speakers
  1. Santiago Barrera Acevedo, Australia
  2. Marco Buratti, Italy
  3. Eimear Byrne, Ireland
  4. Dean Crnković, Croatia
  5. Rob Craigen, Canada
  6. Peter Danziger, Canada
  7. Marcus Greferath, Finland
  8. Ferdinand Ihringer, Belgium
  9. Guillermo Nunez Ponasso, United States
  10. Andrea Švob, Croatia
  11. Ian Wanless, Australia