Welcome to SETA 2012 (University of Waterloo, June 4-8, 2012)


SETA is the leading international conference in  the areas of sequences and their  applications to communication and cryptography. It has been held in various locations around the world in  Singapore (Republic of Singapore) 1998, Bergen (Norway) 2001, Seoul (South Korea) 2004, Beijing (China) 2006,  and Lexington (USA) 2008, and Paris (France) 2010. The conference provides a forum for the research communities of these domains, and covers all the fundamental, computational and implementation aspects of these fields. The SETA proceedings will be published by Springer.


SETA 2012 Proceedings

  • The SETA 2012 proceedings (LNCS 7280) are available at the Springer webiste now and you can access the online version here.

Memorable Moments of SETA 2012

General Chair:

  • Professor Guang Gong, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada.

Program Co-chairs:

  • Professor Tor Helleseth, Department of Informatics, University of Bergen, Norway.
  • Professor Jonathan Jedwab, Department of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University, Canada.


Previously unpublished work on technical aspects of sequences (one- and multi-dimensional) and their applications in communications, cryptography, coding, and combinatorics, including:
  • Periodic and aperiodic correlation of sequences
  • Synthesis and analysis of nonlinear feedback shift register sequences
  • Linear and nonlinear complexity of sequences
  • Boolean and vectorial functions
  • Randomness properties of sequences
  • Sequences for radar systems, including Costas arrays
  • Sequences for OFDM, CDMA, and MIMO wireless communication
  • Sequences for synchronization, identification, and hardware testing
  • Sequences for network coding
  • Sequences for stream ciphers and pseudorandom number generation
  • Lightweight pseudorandom sequence generators for resource constrained devices
Download the Call For Papers in PDF)


Note:The Program Co-chairs will designate one of the accepted conference submissions as the Best SETA 2012 Paper, based on the opinions of the Program Committee.

Invited Talks:

  • Rosemary Bailey, University of London, UK. Circular Designs Balanced for Neighbours at Distances One and Two (abstract)
  • Charlie Colbourn, Arizona State University, USA. Sequences for Channel Access in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (abstract)
  • Thomas Johansson, Lund University, Sweden. Attacks on FCSR-based Stream Ciphers (abstract)
  • Vahid Tarokh, Harvard University, USA. Spectral Distribution of Pseudo-random Matrices (abstract)
  • Qing Xiang, University of Delaware, USA. Cyclotomy, Gauss sums, Difference Sets and Strongly Regular Cayley Graphs (abstract)

Special Session:

  • In honour of Solomon Golomb’s 80th birthday

Important Dates:

  • January 9, 2012: submission deadline
  • February 20, 2012: notification of acceptance
  • March 12, 2012: final submission of accepted papers

Local Chair:

  • Dr. Xinxin Fan, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada.
  • Please feel free to send inquiries to Dr. Xinxin Fan (seta2012@calliope.uwaterloo.ca)