The Science of Network Coding (13w2169)


(State University of New York at Buffalo)

(University of Calgary)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "The Science of Network Coding" workshop from to .

Departing from the de facto standard of store-and-forward data networking, network coding is a new technique from information theory that encourages the mixing of information within a network. Since its proposal in 2000, this new subject has immediately attracted a substantial amount of attention from both information theory and computer science. Besides being envisioned to revolutionize the way information is communicated in the future, network coding has proven to be a furtile ground where new computer science problems can be defined, and where new tools can be designed for classic computer sicence problems. The workshop, The Science of Network Coding, provides a unique venue for the two groups of experts to meet face to face, for the two schools of throughts to collide, for even more remarkable ideas and results to be discovered, jointly.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).