• New: Fq12: The Finite Fields conference 2015 will take place at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs (State of New York), July 13-17, 2015.
  • New: Fq11 Proceedings: Every speaker is invited to submit a paper to the proceedings of fq11, which will appear in the series "Contemporary Mathematics" of the AMS. Your paper should be related to your talk at the meeting. Please submit your paper no later than November 1st,  2013 to one of the editors Gohar M. Kyureghyan, Gary Mullen (preferably), Alexander Pott.  If you have questions, please contact any of the editors.
  • New: Slides of talks are partially available right now.
  • New: Conference photos: small one, big one.
  • Technical Program (updated: July 10th).
  • You may find the abstracts of the plenary and the contributed talks here (updated: July 1st).

Conference date

  • July 22-26, 2013.


The conference will take place at the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg, Germany, during the week of July 22-26.

All participants who wish to contribute a talk of 20 minutes are invited to submit an abstract of at most 1 page before May 15, 2013. You can expect to receive a response within one week of the date of submission.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Theory: structure of finitie fields, primitive elements, normal bases, polynomials, number-theoretic aspects of finite fields, character sums, function fields.
  • Computation: algorithms and complexity, polynomial factorization, decomposition and irreducibility testing, sequences and functions.
  • Applications: algebraic coding theory, cryptography, algebraic geometry over finite fields, finite incidence geometry, designs, combinatorics, quantum information science.

Call for Papers

Plenary Speakers


Every speaker will be invited to submit an original paper related to the presented talk to the conference proceedings, to be published by the American Mathematical Society (AMS) in the contemporary mathematics (CONM) book series. All submissions will be strictly refereed. The deadline for submission is Nov. 1, 2013.

Scientific Committee

Daniel Augot Gohar Kyureghyan Gary Mullen
Harald Niederreiter Alina Ostafe Ferruh Özbudak
Alexander Pott (Chair) Igor Shparlinski Leo Storme
Felipe Voloch

Previous Meetings

Fq 10, 2011: Ghent (Belgium) Fq 9, 2009: Dublin (Ireland) Fq 8, 2007: Melbourne (Australia)
Fq 7, 2003: Toulouse (France) Fq 6, 2001: Oaxaca (Mexico) Fq 5, 1999: Augsburg (Germany)
Fq 4, 1997: Waterloo (Canada) Fq 3, 1995: Glasgow (Scotland) Fq 2, 1993: Las Vegas (USA)
Fq 1, 1991: Las Vegas (USA)

Contact address


Faculty of Mathematics
Otto-von-Guericke University
Universitätsplatz 2
39106 Magdeburg, Germany

Telephone: +49 (0)391 67 18663
Telefax: +49 (0)391 67 12758