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2003 Joint Central and Western Section Meeting
Boulder, CO, October 24, 2003
Meeting #989
Associate secretaries:
Susan J Friedlander, AMS
susan@math.northwestern.edu
Michel L Lapidus, AMS
lapidus@math.ucr.edu,
lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
Special Session on Applications of Number Theory and Algebraic Geometry to Coding

Friday October 3, 2003, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Applications of Number Theory and Algebraic Geometry to Coding, I
Room 200 (2nd Floor), Engineering Center (ECCR)
Organizers:
David R. Grant, University of Colorado, Boulder frant@boulder.colorado.edu
Jose Felipe Voloch, University of Texasat Austin voloch@math.utexas.edu
Judy Leavitt Walker, University of Nebraska, Lincoln jwalker@math.unl.edu

9:00 a.m.
Cyclic caps of more than $3q^2$ points in $AG(4,q)$ in characteristic $2.$.
Juergen Bierbrauer*, Michigan Technological University
(98951148)

9:30 a.m.
Algebraic Constructions of LowDensity Parity Check Codes.
Matthew T Koetz*, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
(98911164)

10:00 a.m.
Applications of Algebraic Number Theory in Multiantenna Wireless Communications.
Pranav Dayal*, University of Colorado, Boulder.
Mahesh K Varanasi, University of Colorado, Boulder.
(98994259)

10:30 a.m.
On SpaceTime Coding and the Diophantine Approximation Theory.
Hesham El Gamal*, The Ohio State University
Mohamed Oussama Damen, University of Alberta
(98911256)

Friday October 3, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Applications of Number Theory and Algebraic Geometry to Coding, II
Room 200 (2nd Floor), Engineering Center (ECCR)
Organizers:
David R. Grant, University of Colorado, Boulder frant@boulder.colorado.edu
Jose Felipe Voloch, University of Texasat Austin voloch@math.utexas.edu
Judy Leavitt Walker, University of Nebraska, Lincoln jwalker@math.unl.edu

2:30 p.m.
Minimal Degree Liftings of Hyperelliptic Curves.
Luis R Finotti*, University of California Santa Barbara
(98911100)

3:00 p.m.
Weierstrass semigroups and codes from a class of maximal nonclassical curves.
Gretchen L. Matthews*, Clemson University
(98914162)

3:30 p.m.
An Improvement of the FengRao Bound on Minimum Distance.
Diana Dunn, University of Arkansas
Sarah B. Graham, Clemson University
Gary Salazar*, Trinity University
(98914161)

4:00 p.m.
Discussion

4:30 p.m.
Algebraic Geometric Codes on Low Rank Surfaces.
Marcos A Zarzar*, University of Texas at Austin
(98911179)

Saturday October 4, 2003, 10:00 a.m.12:20 p.m.
Special Session on Applications of Number Theory and Algebraic Geometry to Coding, III
Room 200 (2nd Floor), Engineering Center (ECCR)
Organizers:
David R. Grant, University of Colorado, Boulder frant@boulder.colorado.edu
Jose Felipe Voloch, University of Texasat Austin voloch@math.utexas.edu
Judy Leavitt Walker, University of Nebraska, Lincoln jwalker@math.unl.edu

10:00 a.m.
The distribution of class groups of function fields.
Jeffrey D Achter*, Department of Mathematics, Columbia University
(9891113)

10:30 a.m.
The twovariable zeta function of a curve and algebraicgeometric codes.
Iwan M Duursma*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(98911127)

11:00 a.m.
Modularity of Asymptotically Optimal Recursive Towers.
WenChing Winnie Li*, Penn State University
(9891487)

11:30 a.m.
An application of Galois covers of the affine line to maximal curves.
Rachel J Pries*, Colorado State University
(9891176)

12:00 p.m.
Nonbinary Quantum ErrorCorrecting Codes from Algebraic Curves.
JonLark Kim*, Department of Math, University of NebraskaLincoln
Judy L. Walker, Department of Math, University of NebraskaLincoln
(98994146)

Saturday October 4, 2003, 2:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Applications of Number Theory and Algebraic Geometry to Coding, IV
Room 200 (2nd Floor), Engineering Center (ECCR)
Organizers:
David R. Grant, University of Colorado, Boulder frant@boulder.colorado.edu
Jose Felipe Voloch, University of Texasat Austin voloch@math.utexas.edu
Judy Leavitt Walker, University of Nebraska, Lincoln jwalker@math.unl.edu

2:00 p.m.
Various results on finite fields with applications to codes.
Nigel Boston*, University of WisconsinMadison
(98911182)

2:30 p.m.
Minimum Homogeneous Weight of Trace Codes over Galois Rings.
Marcus Greferath*, San Diego State University
Michael O'Sullivan, San Diego State University
Roxana Smarandache, San Diego State University
(98905236)

3:00 p.m.
A Unified Framework for Decoding "Idealbased" Codes.
Venkatesan Guruswami*, University of Washington
(98968166)

3:30 p.m.
The minimum distance of some 2D cyclic codes.
Robert F Lax*, LSU
(9899432)

4:00 p.m.
Convolutional codes with Maximum Distance Profile.
Roxana Smarandache*, San Diego State University
Heide GluesingLuerssen, University of Oldenburg
Ryan Hutchinson, University of Notre Dame
Joachim Rosenthal, University of Notre Dame
(98994142)

4:30 p.m.
An Essay on Equivalence of Linear Codes.
Jay A. Wood*, Western Michigan University
(98994192)
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