June 3-7, 2019 at
SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver

Invited Speakers

Antonia Bluher, National Security Agency, USA
Pascale Charpin, INRIA, France
Shuqin Fan, Beijing Academy of Information Science and Technology, China                
Kai-Uwe Schmidt, Paderborn University, Germany      
Igor Shparlinski, University of New South Wales, Australia
Xiaohu Tang, School of Information Science & Technology, Southwest Jiaotong University, China


Scientific Scope

Topics of interest include

  • Theory: structure of finite fields, primitive elements, normal bases, polynomials, number-theoretic aspects of finite fields, character sums, function fields, APN functions.
  • 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.


Sea-to-Sky Gondola Excursion

June 4, 2019 

Scenic 1 hour drive followed by a 10-minute gondola ride 885m above sea level will take us to the mountain summit, with sweeping views of Howe Sound, the coastal forest, and surrounding mountains. Lunch will be provided.

Registration, and Abstract Submission for Contributed Talks

Details will be provided soon.

Fq14 Accommodation Options

Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel (strongly advisable to book now!) 

The Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel is a full-service hotel located in the city of Richmond (not at Vancouver airport), 15km from SFU Harbour Centre.

It is an 8 minute walk from hotel to Richmond-Brighouse Station, then 25 minutes on Canada Line to Waterfront Station (trains every 7 minutes), then 3 minutes to walk to SFU Harbour Centre. 

Discounted nightly rate:

  • $239 single/double
  • $259 triple
  • $279 quadruple

Includes: basic wireless internet, parking, shuttle to and from airport, fitness centre, local calls. Excludes: tax (currently 17.16%).

Harold’s Bistro & Bar and Starbucks are on site.

Dedicated booking link here for discounted conference rate.

Discounted rate applies to bookings from 30 May 2019 (check in) to 11 June 2019 (check out), and is available until 3 April 2019 or until room block sells out.

We strongly advise you to book your accommodation now. 
You can cancel without penalty up to 2 days before the start of booking. 

YWCA Hotel (strongly advisable to book now!)

The YWCA Hotel is a safe and affordable hotel in downtown Vancouver. Both male and female guests are welcome.

Located 900m from SFU Harbour Centre (about 12 minutes to walk).

Range of private room types accommodating between 1 and 4 people, with hallway, shared, or private bathroom facilities. 

Nightly rates for June 2019:

  • from $106 (single bed with hallway bath) 
  • to $215 (2 double beds with private bath, additional $15 for a third and $15 for a fourth occupant)

Reduction for seniors (60+ years old).

Includes: WiFi, local calls, mini-fridge, hairdryer, shared kitchens, guest lounges, small onsite fitness centre, and use of large fitness centre with pool and gym within a 15-minute walk. Excludes: tax (currently 12.5%) and parking.

Laundry and coffee shop are on site. There is likely to be some construction noise during regular working hours because of a planned hotel extension.

Book here for the YWCA Hotel. 

We strongly advise you to book your accommodation now. 
You can cancel without penalty up to 7 days before the start of booking.

This hotel can be booked for the CanaDAM 2019 conference as well as for Fq14.

SFU Burnaby Residence Halls

The SFU Burnaby Residence Halls are private single occupancy rooms on the campus of SFU Burnaby, with shared single-gender washrooms.

Located 16km from SFU Harbour Centre.

5 minutes to walk to SFU Transportation Centre Bay 2, around 50 minutes on bus #95 B-line to Hastings Street at Granville Street (buses every 6-12 minutes depending on time of day), then 1 minute to walk to SFU Harbour Centre. 

Nightly rate from June 2, 2019 (check in) to June 8, 2019 (check out):

  • $42

Includes: high-speed wireless internet, small fridge, community lounges with TV, sink and microwave. Excludes: tax and parking. 

Laundry and dining hall are on site. 

Booking procedure will be posted here as soon as it is available (expected November 2018).

These rooms can be booked for the CanaDAM 2019 conference as well as for Fq14.

Organizing Committee

Jonathan Jedwab
Petr Lisonek

Scientific Committee

Jim Davis (University of Richmond) - Chair
Tao Feng (Zhejiang University)
Sophie Huczynska (University of St Andrews)
Gohar Kyureghyan (University of Rostock)
Gary Mullen (Pennsylvania State University)