Network Coding and Subspace Designs

Marcus Greferath (Editor), Mario Osvin Pavčević (Editor), Natalia Silberstein (Editor), Maria Àngeles Vázquez-Castro (Editor)

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This book, written by experts from universities and major research laboratories, addresses the hot topic of network coding, a powerful scheme for information transmission in networks that yields near-optimal throughput. It introduces readers to this striking new approach to network coding, in which the network is not simply viewed as a mechanism for delivering packets, but rather an algebraic structure named the subspace, which these packets span. This leads to a new kind of coding theory, employing what are called subspace codes. The book presents selected, highly relevant advanced research output on: Subspace Codes and Rank Metric Codes; Finite Geometries and Subspace Designs; Application of Network Coding; Codes for Distributed Storage Systems. The outcomes reflect research conducted within the framework of the European COST Action IC1104: Random Network Coding and Designs over GF(q). Taken together, they offer communications engineers, R&D engineers, researchers and graduate students in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering a comprehensive reference guide to the construction of optimal network codes, as well as efficient encoding and decoding schemes for a given network code.
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-70293-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-70292-6
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeC2 Edited book, conference proceedings or special issue of a journal

Publication series

NameSignals and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1860-4862
ISSN (Electronic)1860-4870


  • Optimal Network Codes
  • Distributed Storage
  • Grassmannian Codes
  • Encoding/Decoding Schemes
  • Cryptosystems
  • Netweork Coding Security
  • Algebraic Coding Theory
  • Linear/Non-linear Error-correxting Codes
  • random Network Design
  • random Network Coding


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