International Conference on Design Theory and Applications



(incorporating the 2nd International Workshop on Hadamard and Cocyclic Matrices and Applications)


National University of Ireland, Galway

July 1-3, 2009



The conference will celebrate the 50th birthday of Dr Warwick de Launey, and his many achievements in design theory



News update:


*  Talk by Warwick de Launey: video and slides

*  Talk by Peter Cameron: slides

*   Talk by John Dillon: slides

*   Talk by Kathy Horadam: slides

*   Talk by Pádraig O'Catháin: slides

*   Talk by Richard Stafford: slides

*   Photo gallery: here


The Organizers are very grateful for the special assistance of Mary Kelly and Pádraig O'Catháin of the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics, NUI Galway.


The broad theme of the conference is all areas of design theory, especially Hadamard matrices and their generalizations. Talks dealing with (i) applications of design theory, and (ii) computational aspects of design theory, are particularly encouraged and welcome.


Refereed articles will be published post-proceedings in a special issue of Cryptography and Communications: Discrete Structures, Boolean Functions and Sequences


Organizing Committee


Dr Víctor Álvarez, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

Dr Dane Flannery, National University of Ireland, Galway

Professor Kathy Horadam, RMIT University, Australia



Local Organizers

Dr Alla Detinko

Dr Dane Flannery


Information for participants is available here

Welcome desk open 9am, July 1, in the foyer of the Arts Millennium Building


The conference is supported by

*   The Office of the Registrar and Deputy President, NUI Galway

*   The Millennium Research Fund, NUI Galway

*   School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics, NUI Galway


The conference is being run under the auspices of the recently established de Brún Centre for Computational Algebra at NUI, Galway: