SecureCAT | Follow-up workshop

Research group SINGACOM and IMUVA-Mathematics Research Institute

Aguilar de Campoo (Palencia), January 10th-12th 2024

The meeting

We will celebrate the Follow-up workshop of our project secureCAT on January 10th-12th 2024 at Aguilar de Campoo, mountains of Palencia. The arrival date is Tuesday January 9th in the evening-night, we will have dinner together. The talks and discussion in groups will be from Wednesday January 10th in the morning to Friday January 12th in the morning and the meeting will end on Friday evening.

Lodging, meals and location of the talks and seminars

All meals and accommodation will be at Hotel Valentín. We have already made the reservation for you. The talks will be held at Monasterio Santa María la Real which is at walking distance from the hotel (map).

Travelling to Aguilar

There is a train connection (line line Madrid-Valladolid-Aguilar-Santander). There is also a bus connection with ALSA from Madrid and Madrid airport T4. Reaching the hotel from the station can be done by taxi at a very cheap rate (Taxi info). In any case, there are very few direct connections from Madrid. Hence, you can also plan your trip to Valladolid. Some of us will drive our car from Valladolid (1 hour 30 minutes), you are welcome to join us and travel by car from Valladolid to Aguilar de Campoo. Let us know your travel plans if you want to join us in one of our cars.

Travelling back home

You are also welcome to travel with us by car from Aguilar to Valladolid on Friday and then stay one or two nights in Valladolid before coming back home. Let us know if we should book a hotel for you at Valladolid.


Temptative schedule. Details will follow later. There will be a presentation of the current state of the project research lines on Tuesday. Then there will be a combination of talks and work in groups.

Tuesday 9 Wednesday 10 Thursday 11 Friday 12
9:30 Presentation
9:30 Introduction to Quantum Error Correction I -- M. Grassl 9:30 Introduction to Quantum Error Correction II -- M. Grassl 9:30 Single Server Private Information Retrieval Protocols With Codes Over Rings -- Seyma Bodur
10:30 Project Topics I & V:   LRC codes and quantum codes -- D. Ruano 10:30 Quantum codes for fault-tolerant computation -- Rodrigo San José 10:30 Working groups
11:30 Coffee break 11:30 Coffee break 11:30 Coffee break
11:45 Project Topic II:   PIRs -- E. Martinez-Moro 11:45 Numerical semigroup problems motivated by distributed matrix multiplication -- Adrián Fidalgo-Díaz 11:45 Working groups
14:00 Lunch 14:00 Lunch 14:00 Lunch
16:30 Project Topic III:   Distributed matrix multiplication -- U. Martínez-Peñas 16:30 Working groups 16:30 Working groups
21:00 Arrival & dinner 21:00 Discussion & dinner 21:00 Discussion & dinner 18:00 Farewell


Name Institution
Sara Asensio Ferrero (UVa)
Seyma Bodur (UVa)
Adrián Fidalgo-Díaz (UVa)
Carlos Galindo (UJI)
Philippe Gimenez (UVa)
Mario González-Sánchez (UVa)
Markus Grassl (UG, Poland)
Fernando Hernando (UJI)
Irene Márquez-Corbellá (ULL)
Helena Martín Cruz (UJI)
Edgar Martínez-Moro (UVa)
Umberto Martínez-Peñas (UVa)
Ryutaroh Matsumoto (TITech, Japan)
Carlos Munuera (UVa)
Neennara Rodnit (Silpakorn, Thailand)
Diego Ruano Benito (UVa)
Rodrigo San José (UVa)
Luis José Santana Sánchez (ULL)


Edgar Martínez-Moro and Diego Ruano


Supported by Grant TED2021-130358B-I00 funded by MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033 and by the “European Union NextGenerationEU/PRTR” and the Institute of Mathematics of University of Valladolid.