The 3rd International Workshop on

Boolean Functions and their Applications (BFA)

Boolean functions and more generally all the discrete structures used in error correcting coding, cryptography or communications, are highly active areas of research. The workshop Boolean Functions and their Applications (BFA) is to provide a forum for researchers who are working on discrete functions and structures, particularly on Boolean functions, to exchange ideas and interests in open problems, and to further explore their applications in cryptography, error correcting codes and communications.

This workshop is organized by Selmer Center, University of Bergen. It will take place at the Alexandra Hotel, Loen, Norway during June 17-22, 2018.

Some practial and useful information about Loen in Nordfjord can be found in the section of Practical information in Loen.

General Chairs

Organizing Committee

Invited Speakers

Anne Canteaut
Inria Paris, France

Claude Carlet
University of Paris VIII, France

Robert Coulter
University of Delaware, USA

Marco Calderini
University of Bergen, Norway

Patrick Felke
Hochschule Emden-Leer, Germany

Chunlei Li
University of Bergen, Norway

Petr Lisonek
Simon Fraser University, Canada

Xiangdong Hou
University of South Florida, USA

Wilfried Meidl
Otto-von-Guericke-University, Germany

Sihem Mesnager
University of Paris VIII, France

Yuri M. Movsisyan
Yerevan State University, Armenia

Léo Perrin
INRIA, France

Max Sala
University of Trento, Italia

Deng Tang
Southwest Jiaotong University, China

Natalia Tokareva
Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Call for Papers (Abstract)

The program will be constructed around a series of 10-12 tutorial talks by the invited speakers. All participants who wish to contribute a talk of 15-20 minutes are invited to submit an abstract of at most 1 page. We request previously unpublished results on all aspects of discrete structures, particularly on Boolean functions and their applications in cryptography, coding theory, combinatorics, quantum computing, etc. Topics include but are not limited to:


Submission is not anonymous.
Please send the abstract of your work (within 1 page) to the general chairs: (,,

After the workshop all participants will be invited to submit a paper to a special issue on Boolean Functions and their Applications in the journal

Communication and Cryptography

At least one of authors of each accepted abstract must be registered by the early registration deadline: 16-04-2018

Important Dates

Submission Deadline April 1st, 2018
Acceptance Notification April 7th, 2018
Early Registration Deadline April 16th, 2018
Workshop June 17-22, 2018

Travel Information:

Bergen -- Loen Oslo -- Loen Ålesund -- Loen Ørsta-Volda -- Loen

Bergen -- Loen

There are mainly two possibilities to reach Loen from Bergen (and return)

Option 1: Express Bus
Daily express-buses: Bergen (bus-station, platform M) - Loen (bus stop next to Alexandra hotel).

Price: Each trip costs around 550 NOK.
You can find timetables, prices and directly buy the tickets at

Option 2: Express Boat + Bus (Bergen - Måløy - Loen)
Express Boat: Bergen Strandkaiterminal - Måløy

Price: The single ticket costs 835 NOK, two way ticket is 1252 NOK. (There is 50% discount on boat for students and seniors)
Book ticket at

Bus: Måløy - Loen
Bus routine:
Bus tickets can be purchased on board and you may pay both with card and cash.

Oslo -- Stryn -- Loen (by bus)

Sunday, 17th, June

Find more bus inforamtion at

Styryn -- Loen: taxi (5 - 10 minutes)

Ålesund -- Loen

Ørsta-Volda -- Loen

BFA Accommodation and Schedule Information

We reserved 45 rooms for participants of BFA at the Alexandra hotel (holds up to April 17). The price rates for rooms and meals and conference packages are given below.
(For alternative accommodation and free accommodation for students, check here)

Rates - bed/breakfast:

Alternative Acoommodation

  1. Hotel nearby Alexandra hotel (Loen): Hotel Loenfjord
  2. Private Apartment (Loen): link from Airbnb
  3. Hotel in Stryn (nearby Loen): Stryn Hotel, Visnes Hotel (Stryn - Loen: Bus routine)

Free accommodation for students

We have some free accommodations for students and other participants without funding (priority will be given to students and participants that will present a paper, first-come first-served basis).
More information to come ...
Contact us for more information

Conference schedule:

Sunday, June 17 arrival
Monday, June 18 full day workshop talks and welcoming dinner
Tuesday, June 19 full day workshop talks
Wednesday, June 20 full day workshop talks
Thursday, June 21 full day excursion and banquet
Friday, June 22 breakfast and departure


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