Second Workshop on Network Coding, Theory, and Applications

April 3 -7, 2006, Boston, Massachusetts

(in conjunction with WiOpt 2006)



Multiuser information theory has been an important research area since the 1970's.  In the past few years, there has been a surge in research activities in the area due to its potential applications to communication networks.  In particular, the recent theory of network coding reveals the surprising fact that unlike what was believed in the past, information should not be regarded as a commodity in a network.  Since its inception, network coding has emerged as a new paradigm that has influenced information and coding theory, networking, wireless communications, computer science, graph theory, and matrix theory.

NETCOD 2006 will be organized around the following themes:

  • Network Coding Theory and Algorithms

  • Multiuser Information Theory

  • Applications of Network Coding

Special consideration will be given to these themes as they relate to Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks. 


Submission and final versions appearing in the workshop proceedings shall be 6 pages long in IEEE double-column format. Submissions should be sent to by December 12 2005.


Dear all,

Welcome to the second edition of Netcod. This workshop, constituted of contributed papers and one invited paper, is already serving as a focus point for our growing network coding community. The workshop indeed reflects this growth - not just in sheer number of authors, but most interestingly, in the types of applications and methods that are represented in the contributions. All members of the network coding community have, given recent inception of the field, another research "home". Contributors to Netcod '06 have brought the richness of their research homes to the workshop. We see represented in the papers graph theory, coding, various branches of optimization, network systems, algorithms, information theory and stochastic networks. Yet this diversity of contributing fields, far from being dissonant, leads, we hope, to a cohesive whole, centered a shared basic set of problems.

On behalf of the whole Technical Program Committee of Netcod 2006 - Phil Chou, Christina Fragouli, Tracey Ho, Baochun Lin, Raymond Yeung, Ken Zeger - we thank all the participants for their contributions and look forward to a successful Netcod. We also wish to thank the WiOpt organizers for hosting our workshop and warmly invite all WiOpt participants to attend our talks.

Ralf Koetter and Muriel Medard
TPC co-chairs.


WiOpt 2006 will take place at the Radisson Hotel, Boston.

Hotel reservation information for WiOpt 2006:

Radisson Hotel Boston
200 Stuart Street, Boston Massachusetts 02116

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Workshop Photo (NetCod 2005)

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Technical Committee